Upcoming Events

Sevier County Block Parties scheduled August 9th through October 4th   

The Sevier County Block Party Committee in conjunction with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office will continue its series of summer block parties with an events in De Queen on Sept. 13 and, finally, Gillham on Oct. 4.

Everyone is invited to attend between 6 & 8 those evenings for free fun for the whole family. Hotdogs and other refreshments as well as vendor booths and family activities will be available free of charge.

Sevier County Fair & Rodeo kicks off Aug. 13-20

2022 Sevier County Fair and Rodeo scheduled for Aug. 13-20. Pre-registration for all animals will be held this Saturday, July 30 at the fair barn. Pre-registration begins at 10 a.m. and continues to 12 noon. Commercial heifer weigh-in will also be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon as will pre-registration for the 2022 fair pageant.

The fair itself kicks off Saturday, Aug. 13 with the poultry show at 1 p.m., the beauty pageant at 10 a.m. and the Rodeo Royalty Competition at seven that evening.

Events continue on Sunday, Aug. 14 with the rabbit and fish shows. Items can be entered into the exhibit education building from 2-5 p.m. that day. Commercial booth building set up will also be held that afternoon.

Livestock will begin arriving 6 a.m. the morning on Monday, Aug. 15. Tuesday, Aug. 16 marks the first opening day of the exhibits education building and the commercial booth building to the public. These two buildings will be open to the public from 4-9 p.m. nightly through Saturday, Aug. 32.

The Carnival opens on Thursday, Aug. 18 beginning at 6 p.m and continues through Saturday.

The Sevier County Premium Sale will be held on Friday, Aug. 19 beginning at 11 a.m.

Friday at 6 p.m. fair organizers will host the annual Sevier County Fair Parade beginning at 6 p.m. on Ninth Street in De Queen.

That evening marks the first of the two-night Professional Dodge Rodeo. The rodeo is scheduled for 8 p.m. both Friday and Saturday nights.

For more information make sure to check out the Sevier County Fair and Rodeo page on Facebook.

Senior Day at Horatio Senior Center     08/18

United Health Care and Horatio State Bank will host Senior Day at the Horatio Senior Center  located at 1106 McCoy Drive, Horatio on Thursday, August 18th from 9am to noon.  There will be vendors, prizes, games, music, snacks, nachos, ice cream and more.

Free to all seniors 60 and older!

Open House scheduled for Cossatot River School district patrons    08/18

Cossatot River School District will host it’s open house for all campuses on Aug. 18 from 4-6 p.m. The event will also include the district’s second annual “Back-to-School Bash” following the open house from 6-9 p.m. The “Back-to-School Bash” will include a dunking booth, bounce houses, The Walking Dog, shaved ice, and more.

Benefit for Anthony Mooneyham and Garth Burgess                  8/20

Fundraiser for Anthony Mooneyham who was diagnosed with cancer and Garth Burgess who had a heart attack will be held on Saturday, August 20th, at UMPIRE Fire Department starting at 6 p.m. Chicken dinner, auction, and raffle. Proceeds go to help with medical expenses and travel expenses. (Original flyer and information stated Athens Fire Department but the venue has been changed)

If anyone would like a chance, to donate or volunteer, contact Nancy Mooneyham Durgin at 870-784-8973 or on Facebook, James Burgess at 870-828-0115, Barbara Hunter at 870-828-0726 or Alice Burgess at 870-356-3657.

Rumble in the Park                  8/20

De Queen Chapter of the Brother’s Keepers Motorcycle Club will be holding the 5th Annual fundraising event at De Queen Herman Dierks Community Building on Saturday, August 20th, to benefit  the kids of Sevier County.  Registration will be $20 per person from 8 to 9 am.  This includes a dice run sheet.  There will be a live auction afterwards.  For more information, contact Jerry Ligon at 870-784-6283 or Tim Litchford at 870-584-8835.

Foreman City Council Meeting                 8/22

Foreman Mayor Bill Harp has rescheduled the Foreman city council meeting for Monday, August 22, at 4 pm at the Foreman Community Center.  The meeting was previously scheduled for Monday, August 15th, at 4 pm.

Harbor House Annual Conference     08/22

Harbor House Inc. Prevention Programs will hold their Annual Region 10 Conference on Saturday Aug. 22 from 10: a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arkansas Convention Center (Holiday Inn) on 5200 Convention Plaza Dr. in Texarkana Arkansas. The theme will be Adult & Youth Leadership: Using Community Leadership to Leverage Community Resources. Speakers and presenters include Youth-to-Youth Prevention Presenter and Brittany Gilmore, Sevier County Community and Court Peer.  Lunch will be provided by the Lunch Box of Texarkana. Go to Eventbrite.com or scan the QR code wherever you see the event flier to reserve your FREE ticket. This event is sponsored by Harbor House Inc. and RAAD…Rise Against Alcohol and Drugs.

Dierks School Board Meeting     08/22

There will be a regular school board meeting on August 22 at 5:00p.m. in the board room.

Broken Bow Junior Chamber Leadership Program Application Due     08/23

Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Junior Chamber Leadership Program.  Deadline is August 23, 2022.
The program runs from August to June each year. The group will meet on Tuesday nights at 5:30.
Anyone wanting more information about this program, can contact the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce at 580-584-3393 or email bchamber@pinenet.com or stop by and pick up an application.
Completed applications can be turned in at the chamber office or the high school counselor’s office.

 

Sevier County Election Commission Meeting       8/29

There will be a meeting of the Sevier County Election Commission on Monday, August 29, at 9:00 A.M. in the Sevier County Courthouse conference room. This will be to conduct a ballot draw for the November 8, 2022 General, Municipal, and Nonpartisan Judicial Run-off Election. Other election related items may be discussed as well.  All Election Commission meetings are open to the public

Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Coffee & Connections      9/15

The Broken Bow Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Coffee & Connections event on Thursday, September 15, from 8:30-10 am in the Broken Bow Area Chamber of Commerce board room.

Deadline to Register for Master Gardening Class     9/15

The Polk County Extension Office will be hosting a Master Gardener Training class this fall in Mena. The class will be a hybrid format with some of the speakers speaking via zoom and local speakers as well.  The dates for this year’s class are as follows: September 28, October 5, 19, November 2, 9, 16 and will meet from 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.  The cost is $125, which includes all resources, meals and snacks throughout the program.  Application may be picked up at the Polk County Extension Office and are due by September 15th.  For more information, call 479-394-6018.
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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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Family Night Library and Tutoring Available for all students in Ashdown Public Schools         Now

Students at Ashdown Public Schools are offered several tutoring options and night libraries to help them succeed. At Ashdown Elementary, students are able to attend Family Night Library on Mondays  from 4-6 p.m. with their parents to read and complete Accelerated Reader tests or receive Tutoring on Monday and Tuesdays each week from 4-6 p.m.  These nights are held in the Ashdown Elementary Library located in the C.D. Franks Building.  For more information, call 898-3711.Starting on Monday, September 20, students at Ashdown Junior High are able to attend morning and/or afternoon Night Library.  These students are also able to receive tutoring, help with class assignments, or makeup tests as needed. Morning sessions are from 7:15-8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 3:15-4:45 p.m.  Ashdown High School math tutoring is offered during the school day on Wednesdays during Math Flex Day as well as on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:15-8:00 a.m. and on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Students needing before and/or after-school tutoring can sign up with Mrs. Pierce-Sallade or be referred by their math teachers.  Tuesday Night Library will be open each Tuesday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. for students to make up tests and receive help on their assignments.

CADC utility assistance programs accepting applications    Now

The Central Arkansas Development Council is currently taking applications online from Sevier County residents for its 2021 Extended Winter CARES LIHEAP Utility Assistance program. This program will assist with gas and propane utility bills only. The extended gas program will assist customers with past due bills or shut off notices.Crisis benefits are available up to $2,000. Applicants who previously applied are eligible to apply again. Applications for the CADC LIHEAP Summer Program for electric customers began being accepted Monday, July 26.For more information, visit www.cadc.com or call (870) 982-9701.

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.

SEVIER COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION OFFICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC

The Sevier County Water Association has announced their office is closed to the public until further notice. Payments can  still be mailed in to P.O Box 700, De Queen Arkansas, 71832. Information is available online at scwa.myruralwater.com or call 870-642-5289.

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.

SEVIER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE HELP AVAILABLE 

An agent will be present in the Extension Office in Sevier County at the De Queen Campus. Please call ahead at (870) 584-3013.  If you have agri samples (soil, hay, hog water, etc.) to be sent off, please call the office for instructions.  They are open 7:30-5:00 Mon-Thurs and closed Friday.

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   EVERY WEDNESDAY 

De Queen Church of Christ Food Pantry Wednesday 7pm to 8pm next to Shelter Insurance.

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.

SEVIER COUNTY 4H POP A TOP CAN DRIVE 

All clean, empty aluminum cans are being collected to help Sevier County 4H youth in Arkansas with medical expenses.   They will continue to collect the cans and cash them in before the state-o-rama event in July. Cans can be dropped off at the extension office in the Adams building of UA Cossatot’s De Queen Campus.