Upcoming Events

Road Work on Pullman Road   05/13-06/03

The Sevier County Judge’s Office advises that the Road Department will be working on improvements to Pullman Road beginning Monday, May 13th, weather permitting.  Dependent on the weather, this work could take up to 3 weeks.  Pullman Road will be open to traffic beginning Friday, May 24th.  Work will continue for the next few weeks preparing the road for hard surfacing.  Drivers should use caution during this time.  A portion of the project includes replacement of culverts at Pepper Creek.  For more information, you can contact the County Judge’s Office at 870-642-2425, Ext. 3.

Legacy Academy Announces Summer Programs   05/22-08/08

Legacy Academy has unveiled an engaging and diverse lineup of summer programs designed to enrich and inspire their student. Spanning from May to August, the camps will offer a blend of athletic, artistic, and educational activities, ensuring a memorable summer for students of all ages in a Joyfully Different environment of safety, care and nurture. Come and join an unforgettable LA Warrior summer!  Camps include Basketball Camp & Games (May 22-24, June 17-19, July 16-19, July 31-Aug 2), Goodness & Grace (June 4-6), Game Days (June 11-13), Theater Camp (July 8-12, Aug 19-23), Art Camp (July 23-25), Mad Scientist Day (July 30), Culinary Camp (Aug 6-8) and Reading Camp (Aug 6-8).

Judge Ray Memorial Big Bass Festival    05/25

Tri Lakes will be holding the 34th annual Judge Ray Memorial Big Bass Festival on Saturday, May 25th, from 6 am-1 pm.  Must submit one registration form per person.  $65 registration fee per person.  Late registration fee after 4 pm on Friday, May 24th, is $70 per person.  $75 registration bundle which consists of a registration fee and bass armband.  $80 late registration fee.  Wear armband at hourly weigh-in.  If your catch takes 1st place, win an additional $50.  Boat check and late registration fee begins at 5 am in De Queen at Oak Grove & Rolling Fork, Gillham at Coon Creek & Little Coon Creek, and Dierks at Jefferson Ridge.  Weigh-in sites at De Queen in Oak Grove, Gillham at Coon Creek, and Dierks at Jefferson Ridge.  First weigh-in will take place at 8 am and final weigh-in will take place at 1 pm.  Awards ceremony will take place at De Queen SportsPlex Pavillion at 2 pm.  Prizes are as follows: 1st- $100 ($150 with armband), 2nd- $80, 3rd- $70, 4th-$60, and 5th- $50.  Big bass overall winners are as follows: 1st- $2000, 2nd- $1000, 3rd-$750, 4th- $500, and 5th-$300.  There will also be a $30000 Reel the Weight presented by De Queen Auto Group, Tri-Lakes Realty, and Bailey Discount Building Supply.  If the last 2 digits of the biggest fish at each lake match the secret number, you win $10000.  Chance to win at each lake.  Must adhere to all event, state, and federal rules and regulations.  You can make checks payable to the Sevier County Chamber of Commerce.  You can drop in the mail at PO Box 67 in De Queen, AR 71832.  Office drop off is at 315 W Stillwell Ave in De Queen.  For more information, contact the Chamber at 870-584-3225.  You can find registration forms through the following link.  Big Bass super soft Gildan tshirts will be available for a donation of $20 for youth small- Adult XL, for every size after add an additional dollar.  Ice cold water will be available for a $1.00 donation.  Goody bags for all anglers and door prizes for all ceremony attendees have been brought back this year due to popular demand.

Wrights Chapel Cemetery Decoration Day   05/25

Wrights Chapel Decoration Day will be Saturday, May 25th.  This day has been set aside to pay tribute to our veterans and loved ones.  There will be a short business meeting at 11 am followed by a potluck lunch.  The physical address to the cemetery is 1907 Hwy 317 S.  Everyone is welcome.

Life Share Blood Drive   05/25

Life Share will hold a blood drive at the Walmart in De Queen this Saturday, May 25th, from 11 am-4 pm.

Crystal Hill Cemetery Decoration Day   05/25

Decoration Day at Crystal Hill, Wickes, AR is Sunday, May 24th.  The morning message is at 11 am with Rev. David Baker.  Potluck lunch is at 12 noon under the Pavilion.  Hymn singing will follow in the afternoon.  Bring your instruments, lawn chairs, food, flowers and friends and enjoy this annual reunion.  The Crystal Hill Church and Cemetery is located approximately 3 miles east of Wickes on Highway 278E and about 1.5 miles south on Polk 5.

Memorial Day Closing and Trash Schedule   05/27-05/31

City Hall will be closed May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

The trash schedule for the week of the 27th will be as follows:

Monday will be picked up on Tuesday.

Tuesday will be picked up on Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday will remain the same.

Preston Miles Memorial Barrel Race   05/27

The Grannis Trail Riders will have the Preston Miles Memorial Barrel Race on Monday, May 27th, at the Grannis Rodeo Arena on 199 Arena Lane in Grannis, AR.  Exhibitions start at 1 pm with the race starting at 3 pm.  Prices for exhibitions are 3 for $10 or $5 each.  Races have a 100% payback.  Equal payouts for each D.  $500 added money.  Registration fees for open are $30 plus $5 office fee, Junior (16 and under) are $15 plus $5 office fee, and PeeWee (10 and under) are $10 no office fee.  Concessions are open.  Concessions include hot dogs, burgers, snacks, and drinks.  For more information, contact Mary Ferguson at 870-582-2483.  Participants may sign up at the race.

Sevier County Courthouse Cannon Rededication   05/27

There will be a rededication of the cannon near the Sevier County Courthouse lawn that will happen on Monday, May 27th, at 10 am.  Everyone is invited to attend.
Wickes-Daniel Cemetery Memorial Day Service   05/27
The Wickes-Daniel Cemetery will have a brief Memorial Day service in the Chapel on Monday, May 27, beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch outdoors, weather permitting.

Ben Lomond Block Party   05/30

Ben Lomond Block Party will be held on Thursday, May 30th, from 6-8 pm outside the Community Center at 448 Wilson Creek Road.  Dr. Walker’s clinic is generously providing lemonade, while popcorn, water, frozen treats, and hot dogs will also be available.  Kids up to ages 12 can participate in our famous Little Debbie eating contest, followed by an adult contest for ages 13 and up.  There will be door prizes and live music from ED 88.  Businesses, nonprofits, and churches are welcome to set up booths on a first come, first serve basis to promote themselves (no sales allowed).  The event is sponsored by Arkansas State Representative DeAnn Vaught.

42nd Annual Sevier County Sr Citizens Day   05/31

The 42nd Annual Sevier County Sr. Citizens Day presents Under the Sea on Friday, May 31st, from 9 am- 12 pm on the Sevier County Courthouse Lawn.  The event is for adults 55 years and older.  Loren Hinton will be the MC.  Edson Perez will be performing Live 50s music.

Belleville Homecoming   06/02

The Belleville Cemetery Association presents Belleville Homecoming on Sunday, June 2nd, at 10:45 am on Hwy 317 in Lockesburg.  Bring a dish and lawn chair for the potluck.

Sevier County Library Events   06/05-07/10

The Sevier County Library will host events from Wednesday, June 5th, through Wednesday July 10th.  The address for the library is 200 W Stilwell Ave in De Queen, AR 71832.  Arkansas Game and Fish on June 5th, Scooby Doo Program on June 12th, Ventriloquist Gary Howell on June 19th, Truck Full of Ducks Erica and Animal Friends on June 26th, John’s Camp Adventure on July 3rd, and the De Queen Fire Department Feed Kids on July 10th.  You can donate toys, tickets, coupons, snacks, drinks, stickers, crafts, monetary, and school supplies.  The library needs sponsors.  Sponsors will receive mention in all press releases and social media promotions.  For more information, contact 870-584-4364.

Sevier County Library Presents Arkansas Game and Fish Commission   06/05

The Sevier County Library will host the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Wednesday, June 5th, at 10 am.

Kern Heights Baptist Church VBS- The Great Jungle Journey   06/09-06/13

Kern Heights Baptist Church will host VBS- The Great Jungle Journey on Sunday, June 9th, to Thursday, June 13th, from 6-8:30 pm at Kern Heights Baptist Church in De Queen.  This is for kids ages 4 years through 6th grade.

Sevier County Library Presents Scooby Doo Activities   06/12

The Sevier County Library Presents Scooby Doo activities on Wednesday, June 12th, at 10 am.  You can come see the Mystery Machine as well as participate in other Scooby Doo activities.

Sevier County Library Adventure into the World of Ventriloquism   06/19

The Sevier County Library will host a program involving ventriloquism on Wednesday, June 19th, at 10 am.  The Library was where Gary Ray Howell’s adventure of professional ventriloquist started.  His show this year will enter the fantasy world of puppets, where puppets come alive and children will become puppets.  Some children will be invited up from the audience to become puppets and take part in the skit.  Costumes and voices will be provided.  Come see Cowboy Jake and friends at this year SRP: Adventure Begins at your library.  You can Gary at gRAYhowell@att.net or watch in at YouTube.

Sevier County Library Presents Truck Full of Ducks   06/26

The Sevier County Library will present a Truck Full of Ducks on Wednesday, June 26th, at 10 am.

Sevier County Library Canned Food Drive   07/01

The Sevier County Library will host a canned food drive with a deadline set for a drawing on Monday, July 1st.  The drawing is to win a Tundra 65 Yeti Cooler and supplies.  One entry per 10 cans.  The Library will take non-perishable food in jars and cans.  They recommend sauces, soups, beans, corn, potatoes, box milk, peanut butter, meat and fish in water.  This will benefit the Chalice Cupboard.  Drop off location is on 200 W. Stilwell Ave.  For more information, call 870-584-4364.

Wright City Rodeo 07/01-07/04

William Wright Post 74 Auxillary is looking for royalty contestants for the Wright City Rodeo on Monday, July 1st, through Thursday, July 4th.  There will be prizes, buckles, tack, crowns and horse trailer.  Age groups for signups are as follows: Little Miss & Mister (0-6 years), Princess (7-14 years), and Queen (15-21 years). Contact Chany Fuller at 580-317-3685, Stacey Hill at 580-314-8384, or Helen Jones at 580-317-3562 for more information.

Sevier County Library Presents John’s Camp Adventure   07/03

The Sevier County Library will host John’s Camp Adventure on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 10 am.  There will be story time and camping as well as bingo and activities.

Newhope VFD Raffle   07/04

The Newhope Volunteer Fire Department will be selling tickets for a AR 10 SFAR 308 (must be 18) and a Pit Boss Smoker until July 4th. Tickets are $20 each and a limited number will be sold. First ticket drawn will get choice, 2nd ticket get the other. For tickets contact Fire Chief Tim Reed at 870 681 1437 or Assistant Chief Jason Whisenhunt at 870 285 1192. Winning tickets will be drawn at the 40th Annual Fireworks Celebration on July 4, 2024. Winner does not have to be present to win.

Sevier County Library Presents De Queen Fire Department   07/10

The Sevier County Library will host the De Queen Fire Department on Wednesday, July 10th, at 10 am.  They will be serving hot dogs at the event.

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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.

Sevier County Housing Authority Board Meetings

The Sevier County Housing Authority is going to have Board meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month at noon at the Housing Authority Community Room at 304 S 13th Street, De Queen.  These meetings are open to the public.

Veterans for Foreign Wars Meeting

The Veterans for Foreign Wars (VFM) will meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Legion Hut on 8th Street.

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.