Upcoming Events

 

Rotary Eclipse Glasses for Sale   08/28/23 – 04/08/24

The Rotary Club in De Queen in partnership with Arkansas Parks and Tourism is the designated distributor of the ISO safety approved glasses.  The De Queen Rotary Club will sell eclipse googles from Monday, August 28th, 2023, to Monday, April 8th, 2024, for the upcoming solar eclipses.  The googles cost $3 per pair.  The two eclipses will take place on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, and Monday, April 8th, 2024.  You can purchase googles from your #1 Country Studios, KDQN 92.1, Bailey Discount, and the Sevier County Chamber of Commerce.

Millwood Baptist Church Yard Sale    09/29-09/30

The Millwood Baptist Church in Ashdown will host a yard sale on Friday, September 29th, through Saturday, September 30th, starting at 8 am.  The address of the event is 800 Hwy 32 E in Ashdown, AR.  There will be home decor, furniture, clothes, and much more.

Courtney Angel Benefit Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show    09/30

The Courtney Angel Benefit Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show will be held on Saturday, September 30th, at the Lockesburg City Park on 118 W. Pine in Lockesburg, AR.  A possible rain out/cancellation date TBD.  Registration is from 8-10 am.  Awards for Top 30 and best show Car, Truck, Motorcycle, and Rat Rod will be held at 2 pm.  38 trophies total will be rewarded.  Public voting will also take place for favorite car and truck, Courtney’s Choice Car and Truck.  Public voting gives you a chance to win $100 cash.  Entry fee for 1st vehicle is $25, and $20 for each additional.  Opening ceremony will begin at 10 am with the pledge, opening prayer, and announcements.  Judging starts at 10:15 am.  50/50 raffle tickets will be for sale from 8 am until the awards ceremony.  Drawings for door prizes throughout the day.  Free bounce house for kids.  Outlaw BBQ and The Walking Dog will provide food, drinks and fun.  All proceeds will go to Felicia Tramble who is a 49 year old mother of 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.  Felicia is a 31 year citizen of Sevier County and 30 year employee at Pilgrims in De Queen.  Felicia was diagnosed in February 2023 with Stage 4 Gastric Adenocarcinoma and needs the community support.

Idabel Chamber 2023 Miss Fall Fest Pageant   09/30

The Idabel Chamber will host the 2023 Miss Fall Fest Pageant on Wednesday, September 30th, at 6 pm at the SOSU Campus Theater on 2805 NE Lincoln Road in Idabel, OK 74745.  $80 entry fee includes one photogenic entry.  Additional photos are $10 each.  Photots to be put in a clear plastic sleeve, no frames.  Dress code for newborns- 8 years is a short pageant dress.  Dress code for 9 years and up is a long pageant dress.  Newborns-11 years are asked to arrive at the Theater at 5 pm.  12-18 years participating in Jr Miss and Miss Fall Fest are asked to arrive ready for interviews at 3:45 pm.  There will be onstage modeling for all ages: Queen, 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up, Photogenic, and Miss Hospitality in each age group and an Interview Winner in the Jr Miss and Miss Categories.  You may sell the tickets for your $80 entry fee and/or to participate in the Top Ticket Sales Winner.  Top Ticket Sales Winner will receive a 10″ and will be named our Sponsor Queen.  Tickets are $5 each- the ticket winner will be drawn at the pageant.

Rotary Hurrah! Breakfast  10/07

The Rotary Hurrah! Breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 7th, from 8-10 am at the Sevier County Senior Citizen Center.  Breakfast will consist of bacon, sausage, biscuit, gravy, eggs and drink.  $7 per plate for adults.  $4 per plate for kids ages 12 and under.  Proceeds to benefit Sevier County Museum.  For more information, call 584-2550.

Sevier County 33rd Annual Hurrah! Festival & Car/Truck Show   10/07

The Sevier County 33rd Annual Hurrah! Festival & Car/Truck Show on Saturday, October 7th, from 9 am-3 pm.  The event will start with the Rotary Breakfast at 8 am in the Senior Citizens Building.  The Veterans Parade will begin at 9 am followed by music by a variety of singers from 10 am-3 pm.  You can shop for arts and crafts as well as unique gifts.  There will also be a variety of food vendors.  There will also be knifemaking demos.  Kids train rides all day as well.  Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day at the Hurrah Festival.  For more information, call 870-784-0039.

Natasha Dulinsky-Dickerson Benefit Chicken Dinner & Auction    10/07

There will be a chicken benefit dinner and action for Natasha Dulinsky-Dickerson on Saturday, October 7th, at 4 pm at the Hatfield Auditorium on 117 Cemetery Road in Hatfield, AR.  Natasha has Stage 4 heart failure and is on a list for a heart transplant.  All money raised will help her with medical expenses.  She is a wife and mother to a 2 year old daughter and bonus children who are 11 and 13.  The dinner will include a BBQ chicken dinner with sides, dessert and drink.

Dierks Health & Rehab Meeting   10/09

The Dierks Health & Rehab will have doughnuts and discussion at their facility on 402 S Arkansas Avenue in Dierks, AR 71833 on Monday, October 9th, at 10 am.  Guest Speaker will be Abe Bass with AAPG.  This meeting is designed upon your loved one’s admission to a nursing home to learn how to potentially avoid the risk of total loss of savings, forced sale of property and assets, and medicaid denial.  If your parent, spouse, or loved one is entering into or currently residing in a nursing home, and is interested to learn how to pay for the long term care that they deserve, in a way that does not financially devastate them or you, then call today to discuss the options ahead of you.  Call Kimmie or Robin for questions at 870-286-3100.

Horatio High School Presents Sidney Moncrief   10/10

Former Arkansas Razorback Basketball Legend and NBA Star Sidney Moncrief will speak at the Horatio High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 10th, from 5-6:30 pm.  The event will be free of charge.  Session will be interactive with fun activities and giveaways.

SBA Website Audit   10/11

The SBA will host a website audit seminar on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12-1 pm at the UA Cossatot Skilled Trades Building in De Queen.  Keisha McKinney will be the speaker.  Each session will last 30 minutes.  Spaces are limited.

Fall Back to Wickes Trade Day   10/14

The Fall Back to Wickes Trade Day will be held on Saturday, October 14th, from 9 am- 3 pm.  Vendor setup will begin at 8 am.  There will be handmade items, clothing, food vendors, bounce house, local honey, baked goods, and more.  The event will be held in Wickes on the lawn between Union Bank and the Fire Station.  For more information, contact, 479-216-8234.  Vendors not guaranteed to be present as unforeseen circumstances can occur.

Smith Family Benefit   10/14

The Smith Family Benefit will be held on Saturday, October 14th, at 4 pm at the Vandervoort Community Center (668 County Rd 18 in Vandervoort, AR).  Registration will begin at 11 am.  The cornhole tournament will begin at noon.  $40 per team.  Payout is 50% to winning team.  50% to Smith Family Benefit.  There will also be pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and drinks by donation.  Gun raffle drawing will be held at 4 pm for a Vortex Crossfire II 3X9 Scope, box of ammo, and Browning a Bolt 308.  You don’t have to be present to win.  Tickets are $20 each, but 6 tickets will cost $100.  Must have valid ID and pass all required background checks.  Pick up at Tim’s Yamaha in Mena, AR.  For tickets or more information, contact Rick Jewell at 479-216-3094, Matt Wise at 479-437-4410, Bam Bam at 870-582-3032, or Jake Sherwood at 479-469-37777.

51st Annual King Art Show & Festival   10/13, 10/14 & 10/15

The Cossatot Arts & Crafts Association will host the 51st annual King Art Show & Festival on Friday, October 13th, through Sunday, October 15th.  Art check in will begin on Saturday, October 7th, from 12-5 pm and Tuesday, October 10th, from 9 am to 5 pm.  The address for the event is 104 King School Road in Gillham, Arkansas 71841.  For more information, visit the Cosstatot Arts and Crafts Facebook page or website for entries and rules at www.cossatotartsandcrafts.com.  You can also call Nancy at 479-216-1534.

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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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DE QUEEN CHURCH OF CHRIST FOOD PANTRY  

De Queen Church of Christ, 1305 W Collin Raye Drive, will have the food pantry on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 11 am to 1 pm.  For more information, call 870-584-3226.

DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY FOOD PANTRY  

De Queen First Assembly, 1440 West Collin Raye Drive,  will have the food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 9 am to 10:30 am. Call 870-584-3435 for more information about De Queen First Assembly and their food pantry.

SEVIERLY STRONG – STRONGER TOGETHER!  

De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce has started a new facebook page which will allow local businesses to post change of hours, curbside and home delivery  availability as well as online shopping incentives.   Help spread awareness for our local businesses by inviting friends and fellow business owners to join the group.  For the most up-to-date listing or to post your information, click here.

PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING

The Division of Agriculture has made pesticide applicator training, certification available online.Fast Facts:

  • Private applicator training now available online at uaex.edu/pat
  • $20 cost does not include license fee paid to state
  • Valid for both initial certification and recertification

FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION      2ND THURSDAY

Horatio Sotelo with Templo de Alabanza said they will be distributing commodities at the First Church of the Nazarene on Hwy 70B in De Queen the second Thursday of each month.

DAISY STATE PARK UPCOMING EVENTS

Copy and paste the link below for a list of upcoming events:https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/daisy-state-park

EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB MEETINGS 

The Extension Homemakers Clubs (EHC) of Sevier County hold regular monthly meetings for members to gain new knowledge through workshops, programs, activities and service projects. Everyone is welcome and information is available by contacting Janet Cantrell at 870-584-3013.De Queen EHC meets the 2nd Wednesday of Each month in The REA building AT 9:30 a.m.Gillham EHC meets the 2nd Friday of each month in member homes in Gillham at 10:00 a.m.

AMERICAN LEGION NOW ACCEPTING ALL HONORABLY DISCHARGED MILITARY SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN 

Ricky Hendricks, Commander of Post 54 in De Queen has announced more people can join the American legion. Previously only veterans with certain years of service were eligible, but now policies have changed to allow for anyone who has been honorably discharged from the military to join the legion. The local Legion Hut in De Queen is located at 813 North 8th street and the group meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

DE QUEEN FIRE DEPARTMENT ISSUES SAFETY REMINDERS 

De Queen Fire Chief Dennis Pruitt has issued a reminder to citizens about carbon monoxide safety. For anyone who does not have a carbon monoxide detector or smoke alarm, call The Fire Department at 870-584-7224.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC         NOW

You may now purchase copies of Arkansas Birth and Arkansas Death certificates at the Sevier County Health Unit, 304 N. 4th Street in De Queen..   For more information, call 870-642-2535AR Birth Certificates are $12.00 for first copy and $10.00 for each additional Birth Copy. AR Death Certificates are $10.00 and $8.00 for each additional Death Copy.At this time, they are only able to accept Cash or Check.You can still purchase certificates at: 4815 W Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72205.

IMAGINATION LIBRARY REGISTRATION FORMS

Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas is an early childhood BOOK GIFTING program for all Sevier County children Birth to age Five. The children will receive an age appropriate book, monthly, at no cost to the parents, for children of Sevier County.To register for the Gifting Program, forms may be picked up at KDQN studios, De Queen Auto Group or at any Sevier County Library or you can register at www.imaginationlibrary.com.For more information, please call Z.Z. at 870-642-4886, Mary Ellen Dooley 870-584-8663, Melanie Marshall at 870-784-2882 or For Spanish information call Erika Buenrrostro at 870-784-5154.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Volunteers are needed in Lockesburg, De Queen, Ashdown, Foreman, and Texarkana to help hospice patients and their families. Call Latoya Farris at 870-773-2621 or email: latoya.Farris@encompasshealth.com.

DONATIONS FOR CHALICE CUPBOARD ACCEPTED MON-SAT

Donations for the chalice cupboard may be dropped off at the De Queen branch of the Sevier County Library.

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON THURSDAYS

Application for the low-income home energy assistance program will be accepted in Sevier County at the De Queen Nazarene Church on Thursdays from 8am-noon.

CASA SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

CASA of the Ouachita Region is currently looking for volunteers to advocate on behalf on foster care children. More information on volunteering can be found by calling Yuliza Stubbs at 870-518-4026 or email aguirreyuliza@yahoo.com.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY MEETING EVERY FRIDAY

De Queen First Assembly Celebrate Recovery is lead by Joe and Hattie Vance every Friday night at 6:00 p.m in De Queen. Information can be found by calling 870-584-3435 or email joehattiecr@yahoo.com.

HORATIO COMMUNITY LUNCH

Community lunch every 3rd Saturday at Horatio 1st Assembly of God Fellowship Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Every one is welcome and there is no cost.

FREE CLOTHING AT SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

Seventh Day Adventist church is hosting a free clothing giveaway session every Thursday from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. The church is located at 1446 red bridge road in De Queen.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT GILLHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Gillham Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for extra help. Informational meetings are held at the station on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month with the exception of December. Contact Marc Rosson at 870-584-9434 to find out more about volunteering opportunities.