Upcoming Events


2023 Tri Lakes Bass Festival    05/27

The 2023 Tri Lakes Bass Festival will be held at on Saturday, May 27th, from 6 am- 1 pm at the De Queen Lake, Dierks Lake, and Gillham Lake.  $65 registration fee per person.  Late fee will go up to $70 per person if paid after 4 pm on Friday, May 26th.  The registration bundle which includes a registration fee and bass wristband will be $75.  The prices goes up to $80 at late registration.  If your catch wins 1st place, you will win an additional $50.  Boat check and late registration begins at 5 am.  This will be held at Oak Grove and Rolling Fork in De Queen, Coon Creek and Little Coon Creek in Gillham, and Jefferson Ridge is Dierks.  First weigh in begins at 8 am and final weigh is at 1 pm.  Awards ceremony will be held at 2 pm at the De Queen Sportsplex Pavillion.  Food trucks available on site.  Overall 1st place prize winner will get $2000.  This year, De Queen Auto Group will host Snag the Bass prize for $10000.  Mailed in registrations must be received by Friday, May 20th.  You can pick up registration forms at your #1 Country Studios.  Make checks payable to the Sevier County Chamber of Commerce.  Submit registration forms at PO Box 67 in De Queen, AR 71832 or drop off at 315 W. Stillwell Ave, De Queen, AR 71832.  For more information, contact Jared Lyon at 870-582-5719 or the Chamber at 870-584-3225.

Sevier County Fair Summer Extravaganza    05/29

The Wickes-Daniel Cemetery will have a brief Memorial Day service in the Chapel on Monday, May 29, beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch outdoors, weather permitting.

Sevier County City Hall Closing and Trash Schedule    05/29-06/02

The City of De Queen City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day.

The trash schedule for the week of the 29th 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.

Sevier County Developmental Center Board Meeting    06/01

The Sevier County Developmental Center will be meeting on Thursday, June 1st, at Tres Agaves at 12 noon.

Sevier County Senior Citizens Day    06/02

The Sevier County 41st Annual Senior Citizens Day will be held on Friday, June 2nd.  Registration begins at 8 am.  Area residents 55 years or are welcome.  There will be numerous booths from area health organizations.  To reserve a booth, call the Judge’s Office at 870-642-2425.

Vandervoort Picnic Grounds Little Miss and Mister Contest   06/02

The Vandervoort Picnic Grounds will host the Little Miss and Mister Contest.  They are seeking contestants (boys and girls 3-6 years).  Winners will be crowned at the 134th annual Independence Day celebration.  Winner receives title of 2023 Vandervoort Little Miss or Little Mister, crown, sash, trophy, and portion of earnings.  Deadline to enter is Friday, June 2nd.  Contact Hayley Parnell at 479-234-9246 or Terisia Hartley at 479-234-5640 for more information.

Sevier County Fair Summer Extravaganza    06/03

The Sevier County Fair will host their 1st Annual Summer Extravaganza on the Sevier County Fair Grounds on 930 South Rockefeller in De Queen, AR 71832 on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9 am- 3 pm.  There will be an indoor community yard sale, bounce houses and obstacle course, concession stand, blood drive, and Rusty Relic Tractor.  There will also be various vendors and artisans, gifts, crafts, freshies, wooden signs, clothing, jewelry, scentsy and much more.  To be a vendor or for more information, contact Beth Wishard at 870-582-2191, Stephanie Haarmeyer at 870-784-0133, or Vicky Wright at 870-784-8809.

Story Creek Baptist Church Open House Registration    06/04

Story Creek Baptist Church is now chartered with Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls which are Christian alternatives to Boys & Girls Scout. Our troops are Christ-centered where your youth will experience biblical teaching with character development while enjoying the outdoor adventures & activities of scouting. Youth will be lead by qualified and trained leaders who are excited to mentor boys to become godly men and girls to be godly women. Parents and Youth from all over are welcome. Church affiliation is of no consequence and not required. We will have our Open House/Registration on Sunday, June 4th 4-5:30pm at Story Creek Baptist Church in De Queen. 

Church of Christ Vacation Bible School   06/04-06/07

The De Queen Church of Christ will hold their vacation bible school from Sunday, June 4th, through Wednesday, June 7th.  The Sunday through Tuesday meetings will be held from 6-7 pm.  Wednesday will be held from 5-6 pm.

Southern Abstract & Title Co Open House   06/06

The Idabel Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for Southern Abstract & Title Co on Tuesday, June 6th, from 11 am-1 pm.  The address for the event is 16 NW Martin Luther King Avenue.

Kids Summer Reading    06/07-06/28

The Sevier County Library on 200 W. Stillwell Ave will host a kids summer reading program on Wednesdays in June starting from June 7th through June 28th at 10 am.  There will be stories, fun, activity sheets, snacks, animal friends, and bags of fun.  For more information, call 584-4364.

Four States Trap League 2023    06/08-07/13

The Four States Trap League 2023 will be held for 6 weeks on Thursday evenings at 6 pm from June 8th through July 13th.  The event will take place at Eagletown Schools on 101 School Street in Eagletown, OK 74734.  The 16 yard trap will consist of a Jr. Division from 7-10th grade and a Sr. Division from 11-12th.  The event costs $20.00 for 2 round of 25 targets 50 total.  They will count your four highest individual scores from six competitions.  Awards meeting will be on Thursday, July 20th, at 6 pm.  Targets are provided but you must bring your own ammunition.  No shot larger than 7.  Must sign a release waiver.  Contact Ben Trevino at 580-612-0164 or at trevinoben@yahoo.com.

Just Jesus Revival    06/10

The City of Dierks will host a Just Jesus Revival on Saturday, June 10th, at 5 pm in the Dierks City Park.  Bring lawn chairs.  There will be a bounce house, face painting, snow cones, and hot dogs.  Michael Stokes will take the stage at 6:30 pm.  The event is free.

ServSafe Manager Training in English and Spanish Registration Deadline 06/12

The Sevier County Extension Office will be offering ServSafe Manager Training in Spanish on Monday, July 10th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Test will be on Tuesday, July 11th from 9:00 am -12:00 pm in the Adams Building on UA Cossatot campus.  Also, ServSafe Manager Training in English will be held on Wednesday, July 12th from 8 am-6 pm and Test will be on Thursday, July 13th from 9 am -12 pm in the Adams Building on UA Cossatot campus.  Registration deadline is Monday, June 12th.  If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact the Sevier County Extension Office at 870-584-3013 or stop by our office located on the UA Cossatot campus in Adams Building in De Queen. You can also email Janet Cantrell at jcantrell@uaex.edu for more information.

Idabel Chamber Save The Date Luncheon    06/14

The Idabel Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon on Wednesday, June 14th, at noon at Catfish King on 2502 SE Washington Street in Idabel, OK 74745.  Lunch is $16 which includes drink and gratuity.  Guess speaker is Ashley Bess, Account Manager of PSO Business Rebate Program.  Come check out the Chamber’s new LED lighting via PSO’s Program.

2023 1st Annual Drew Walston Memorial Golf Tournament    08/26

The Nashville Country Club will host the 1st Annual Drew Walston Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 26th.  Tee off is at 8:30 am.  3 person scramble is $100 per person or $300 per team.  Limited to first 36 teams.  Prizes TBA.  The player package includes $100 extra per team as well as 1 mulligan per person, beverages, and scats.  There are limited rental carts so the Country Club asks that you bring one if you can.  Meal provided afterwards.  This event is cash or check only.  Make checks payable to Drew Walston Scholarship or Greg Janes.  To enter, contact Shane Walston at 870-279-0997, Scotty Mason at 870-845-1493, or Jeff Tuttle at 870-845-8570.  Hole sponsorships of $200 or other donations are appreciated.  To make a donation, see the attached form.




Foreman Planning and Zoning Commission   
The Foreman Planning and Zoning Commission will begin meeting on the first Thursday of the month on May 4, 2023.


The Sevier County Farmer’s Market will host Meet Me at the Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Herman Dierks Park Pavilion in De Queen, AR.  The event will take place between 7 am- noon or until sold out.


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, 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.

Stony Brook Baptist Church Weekly Meetings   

The Stony Brook Baptist weekly meetings will start Sunday, June 25th from 4-5:30pm. You can pre-register your boys now by contacting Homer Frachiseur at 479-216-3752 or for girls contact Shelly Morris 870-584-6255. For questions or more information on membership fees and other costs & due dates, please contact us at either number or find us on Facebook!


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.


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


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.


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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.


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 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.


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 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.


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


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 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.


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.


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.


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.