Upcoming Events

 

Mt. Zion Camp Meeting   09/25 to 09/28

The Mt. Zion Camp Meeting in Athens, AR. will begin Sunday, September 25 and go thru Wednesday, September 28. Nightly services at 7:00. Everyone is invited.

Foreman Schools Board Meeting   09/26

The Foreman Schools will have their monthly board meeting on Monday, September 26, at 6:30 pm in the Foreman High School Library.  Topics include routine business, purchase of sewer pump station for the athletic department, personnel, and discuss student transfers.

Community Flu Vaccine Clinic Announced   09/27

On September 27, 2022, the Sevier County Health Unit of the Arkansas

Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at no charge at Sevier County Health Unit, 304 N 4th Street, De Queen, from 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If they do not have insurance, or the insurance does not cover flu shots, the vaccine will still be available at no charge. Handicap services will be available.

Idabel 2022 Miss FallFest Pageant      09/29

The Idabel Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd annual Miss Fall Fest Pageant for girls ages 0-18 on Tuesday, September 27, at the SOSU Campus Theater at 6 pm.  The $80 entry fee will include one photogenic entry.  Additional photos will be $10 each.  For questions, contact Jerry Speck at 580-286-3305 or at 580-212-6708.  Entry forms

Sevier County Health Fair       09/29

The annual Sevier County Health Fair will be Thursday, September 29th from 8 til 8 at 121 South 3rd Street in the former First National Bank building in downtown De Queen. Take advantage of over $500 worth of free lab work and health screenings, including PSA for males, cholesterol check, A1C, and more.

Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser Event   10/1

The Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will host the Denim and Diamonds fundraiser on Saturday, October 1st, from 6-10 pm at the Rocky Hill Ranch Event Center.  Tickets are $75 per person and will be limited to the first 200.  Must be 21 to attend.  Live band, open bar, prizes.  Food catered by The Walking Dog.

Rotary Club Hurrah Breakfast   10/1

The De Queen Rotary Club will host their annual Hurrah Breakfast on Saturday, October 1st, from 7:30-9:30 am at the Sevier County Senior Citizen Center.  Breakfast includes bacon, sausage, biscuit, gravy, eggs and drink.  Plates are $7 per plate for adults and $4 a plate for children ages 12 and under.  Proceeds benefit the Sevier County Museum.  For more information, call (870) 584-2550.

Sevier County Museum’s 32nd Annual Hurrah Festival & Car/Truck Show   10/1

The Sevier County Museum in De Queen proudly presents the 32nd Annual Hurrah Festival & Car/Truck Show on Saturday, October 1st in Herman Dierks Park. This year’s theme honors our healthcare workers and facilities.  The Rotary Club will be hosting a breakfast in the Senior Citizens Center from 7:30 til 9:30. There will be a Veteran’s Parade, knifemaking and blacksmithing demonstrations, food and craft booths, free medical screenings, local talent, and the popular car and truck show. For more information, call Karen Mills at the Museum at 870-784-0039.

City of De Queen Fall Cleanup Week     10/3-10/14

Fall cleanup week in the City of De Queen begins Oct. 3 and continues through Oct. 14.  City residents are asked to clean up their properties by getting rid of brush and leaves as well as large items like old and unused appliances.  De Queen citizens can contact De Queen City Hall at (870) 584-3445 to have a time scheduled for the city to assist by collecting those large items and brush and leaf piles.

The De Queen Fire Station will also collect old and unused electronic items for recycling during clean up week only.  Old computers, printers, cellphones and other electronic items can be dropped off at the fire station from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between Oct. 3-14.

Anyone with old, unused vehicles that need to be removed should call Baker’s Sales and Service at (870) 584-3676.  There is no charge for this service and in some cases vehicles may have salvage value.

City residents may Adopt-a-Block by keeping the areas around their homes, neighborhoods and nearby streets are cleaned up and free of trash.  For more information, call De Queen City Hall at 584-3445.

Final 2022 Sevier County Block Party is       October 4th   

The Sevier County Block Party Committee in conjunction with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office will hold the last in a series of summer block parties with an event in Gillham on Oct. 4.

Everyone is invited to attend between 6 & 8 pm 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.

Cossatot Arts & Crafts Association 50th Annual Arts Show Golden Celebration  10/7-10/9

The Cossatot Arts & Crafts Association will be holding their 50th annual art show on Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th, at King School Road southeast of Gillham.  The art show will be open to the public on October 7th and 8th from 10 am- 5 pm and October 9th from 12-4 pm.  There will also be food vendors, outside craft booths, live contest, live solo music, artist in action, and live demonstrations.  Art check in will be on Saturday, October 1st, from 12-5 pm and Tuesday, October 4th, from 9 am- 5 pm.  For more information, search the website www.cossatotartsandcrafts.com or call 479-216-1537.

De Queen High School Homecoming festivities   10/07

The De Queen Leopards Football team will be playing their homecoming game against the Hot Springs Trojans on October 7, 2022. The homecoming festivities will begin at 1:45 PM with a downtown parade around the square with the parade continuing down School Drive at 2:15 PM for Kindergarten through 12th grade. The afternoon  coronation ceremony will begin at 2:30 PM at the DHS Coliseum followed by a pep rally. The evening ceremony will begin at 6:30 at Leopard Stadium before the Leopards vs. Trojan game starting at 7 p.m

Cattle Price Protection Educational Meeting RSVP Deadline   10/17

The U of A Division of Agriculture will host a Cattle Price Protection Educational Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th, at 6 pm at the Weyerhaeuser Building on the UA Cossatot campus.  Producers are invited to learn about cattle price protections as well as the price to protect their calves without an upfront cost.  RSVP for the event by Friday, October 7th.  Call to register the Sevier County Extension Office at 870-584-3013.  You can also use this number for more information.

Ashdown High School Alumni Association Banquet    10/22

The Ashdown High School Alumni Association will hold their 14th “annual” alumni banquet.  Dr. Mike Finley who has recently passed will be honored at the banquet on Saturday, October 22.  Alumni dinner tickets will be on sale from Monday, September 12 – noon on Friday, October 7th.  Tickets are $30 each and are available at The Castle, from Terry or Brenda Snead, Patti Ritter, Susan Simmons, or Sandra Furlow.

Annual membership dues or donations to the scholarship fund can send checks to P.O. Box 862, Ashdown, Arkansas 71822 or through the association’s Venmo account at
@Ashdown-AlumniAssociation. Please note when sending through Venmo or mail how the money is to be directed. Also, please include graduation year and current contact information. You can also private message that information.

Driving Safety Class      10/29

AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered on Friday, October 21, 22 at the Lockesburg Senior Citizen Center. Registration starts at 8:45 with the meeting time 9:00-1:00.
Phone number is 870 584-6120 leave your name and number and you will be contacted.
Cost is $20 for AARP Members and $25 for non members.
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ON-GOING PROGRAMS

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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.

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.