Upcoming Events

 

Innovation Hub Registration Deadline   01/27

The Innovation Challenge is a science fair that meets shark tank, a virtual competition motivating students to design their own innovations and compete for prizes.  The Innovation Hub will provide content for teachers, parents, and guardians to deliver through short explainer videos, weekly prompts, an easy-to-follow logbook template, and virtual consultation with the Hub staff. The challenge is accessible to all students, and it is absolutely FREE to participate. The Spring 2023 challenge is now open to all children from all school districts, homeschools, and afterschool programs in Arkansas. K-12 students are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams of up to 4. 

The deadline to register teams and individual students for the challenge is January 27, 2023, at 11:59 pm. Final submissions of completed projects for the challenge will be due March 18, 2023.  Winners will be announced on April 26, 2023. To learn more, visit arhub.org/innovationchallenge/  

Bridge Closure 01/30-TBA

The middle bridge on Chapel Hill Road will be closed beginning at 8 am on Monday, January 30th, for bridge replacement and will be closed for further notice.

Horatio First Assembly of God Church Men’s Ministry Kingdom Warriors Fish Fry    02/04

Horatio First Assembly Church Men’s Ministry Kingdom Warrior will hold a fish fry fundraiser on Saturday, February 4th from 11 am- 2 pm or til fish runs out.  The fundraiser will be held in the J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall Corner of Blackhawk and Hazard St in Horatio.  For more information, call (870) 823-5471, (870) 584-8051, or (903) 563-4236.

Cossatot Arts & Crafts Masquerade Ball    02/11

Cossatot Arts & Crafts will host a Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 11th, at 6:30 pm at the Cossatot Arts Center on King Schoolhouse Road in Gillham, Arkansas.  There will be finger foods, dancing, and other entertainment.  There will also be a memory photo booth.  The ball is for adults only.  Tickets are $75 a couple or $40 for individuals.  You must purchase tickets in advance.  RSVP to Reba at (318) 953-1918 or Nancy at (479) 216-1537.  You can also RSVP online at cossatotartsandcrafts.com.

Sold on Ashdown    02/11

The 11th Annual Ashdown Community Auction will take place on Saturday, February 11th, at the Ashdown High School on 171 S Locust Street.  Doors open at 4 pm.  Event begins at 6 pm.  There will be a live auction, silent auction, penny auction, baked goods, special prize raffles, card raffles, food concessions, and much more.  Even sponsored by the Domtar Community Advisory Team and the Ashdown Community Foundation.  All proceeds will be used for community development and beautification projects in downtown Ashdown and at the City Park.

Sevier County Chamber Banquet    02/23

The Sevier County Chamber of Commerce goes Vegas with this year’s Chamber Awards Banquet.  The themed event will be held on Thursday, February 23rd, at 5:30 pm, located at the De Queen High School Cafeteria.  There will be a silent and live auction featuring items donated by our membership.  A member of the Board of Directors will contact you about any items or services you may wish to donate for our silent auction.  You may also email that information to the Chamber if you already have something in mind.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm to allow time to mix, mingle and bid.  Enjoy smooth Jazz Music, 50/50 Raffle, fabulous food, photo booth, door prizes & more!  Food service will begin at 6:30 pm.

Tickets for the banquet are $30.00 each.  Seating is limited – reserve your tables now!  Businesses or organizations reserving a table are eligible to enter our table decorating contest.  The max height limit for those table pieces will be set at 15 inches. Ask for more details when you call to reserve your table.  The deadline for sponsorship is January 31st to ensure that your information is on all event collateral designated to each level.

Best Care Provider Training Program   02/25

If you provide care to young children, join the Howard County Extension Office on 425 Second Street, Nashville, AR on Saturday, February 25th, from 8-6 for a day packed with research-based information that will benefit you and the children in your care.  Bring your lunch and don’t forget your PDR ID number.  10 hours of professional development training for educators or caregivers of young children.  Deadline to register is February 17th.  If you need additional hours or have questions, contact your county FCS Extension Agent: Howard County- Jean Ince (870)845-7517, Pike County- Karalee Black (870)285-2161, or Sevier County- Janet Cantrell (870)584-3013.

Friends of NRA Save the Date   03/11

Cossatot Friends of NRA Save The Date will hold Gun of the Year on Saturday, March 11th, at 5:30 pm at the De Queen High School on 1803 W. Coulter Dr.  There will be an auction and raffle.  Friends of NRA is an exciting grassroots fundraising program that fosters community involvement, raises money and gives 100% of the net proceeds to qualified local, state, and national programs.  Single ticket prices are $35 and couple prices are $60.  Table sponsor starts at $500.  Learn more at friendsofnra.org.

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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.