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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Cossatot River State Park.  September 2016, October 2016

 

DAISY STATE PARK SCHEDULED EVENTS

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Daisy State Park. Labor Day Weekend 2016
 

 

Horatio Band Boosters holding Gun Raffle   09/01-10/21

Horatio, AR – The Horatio Band Booster Club is holding a 10-gun raffle, with all proceeds going to benefit the award winning Horatio Lion Band. Tickets are limited, and are on sale for $20.00. One in 55 tickets will win.

Entrants have a chance to win one of 10 guns with a total prize value of over $5,100.00. The prize list includes rifles and handguns by Smith and Wesson, Thompson Center, Marlin, Remington, Ruger, Beretta, and Del-Ton. Entrants must be 21 years of age and must be able to pass a background check. The drawing will be held October 21st at Horatio Lion Football Stadium. Entrants do not need to be present to win.

 

SWEPCO Energy Efficiency Program     09/22

 

SWEPCO is hosting a meeting Thursday, Sept. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UA Cossatot Nashville campus to share information on its Energy Efficiency Programs. These programs are tailored for residential, small business, commercial and industrial customers. The programs provide important information to help customers conserve energy and lower their utility bills.

 

SOLID ROCK FULL GOSPEL CHURCH HAVING FRIDAY NIGHT SINGING     09/23

 

Solid Rock Full Gospel Church will be having a 4th Friday night singing this Friday, September 23rd at 6:30pm with Potluck to follow. The church is located 1/4 mile south of Horatio on Hwy 41. Everyone welcome.

 

4th FRIDAY SINGING AT MILFORD UNION CHURCH     09/23

 

The 4th Friday night singing at Milford Union church will be held on 09/23/16 located SE of Lockesburg off Hwy 317 at Milford Road. Fellowship at 6:00 pm. Singing starts at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

CAMP MEETING BEING HELD AT MT. ZION IN ATHENS, AR      09/23-09/28

 

Mt. Zion Camp Meeting  at Athens, AR will begin Friday night, September 23rd at 6:30pm and go through Wednesday Night, September 28th. The services will start nightly at 7:00pm. This will be the 136th year for the meeting. Everyone is invited.

 

FOOD CLOSET SET AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DE QUEEN     09/24

 

First Baptist Church of De Queen will be having a Food Closet on September 24th from 9AM to 10:30 AM. Everyone is invited for coffee and doughnuts in the Fellowship Hall from 8:30 AM to 9 AM.

 

DE QUEEN ROTARY CAR, TRUCK AND TRACTOR FUN RUN     09/24

 

The De Queen Rotary Club will be hosting a Car, Truck and Tractor Fun Run on September 24th from 9am to 3pm in the Town North Shopping Center, 304 West Collin Ray Drive, De Queen. There will be Participants Judging, Food and Drinks, Music, 50/50 Pot, Kids Candy Count and Door Prizes. Registration from 10am to Noon with a $15 Registration fee. Proceeds will go to the De Queen Youth Baseball League. For more information contact Wayne Smith at 870 784 4314 or Mac McDaniel 870 584 8148.

 

Come out and see some cars, trucks and tractors of years past...

 

DE QUEEN ROTARY 5K RUN     09/24

 

The De Queen Rotary Club is hosting a 5K Run on Saturday, September 24th beginning at 8am at the Sevier County Courthouse. The route will be through the streets of De Queen. Proceeds from the event will go towards the club's youth programs. Click here for a Registration Form.

 

ASHDOWN ALUMNI BANQUET SCHEDULED     09/24

 

The Ashdown High School Alumni Committee and Officers are pleased to announce the tenth annual Alumni Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the High School Cafeteria. The honored guest this year will be Murphy Coulter Cauthron an AHS class of 1954 graduate and a Charter Member of the AHS Alumni Association. Murphy taught for 43 years in the Ashdown School District.

 

This will be an extra special evening for the Class of 1966. They will be celebrating their 50th graduation
anniversaries. This will be our 10th Anniversary of the AHS Alumni Association Banquet.

 

For more information, call Susan Setliff Simmons (1021 Rankin St, Ashdown, AR 71822, 870-898-3851, ashdownsusan@sbcglobal.net).

 

BENEFIT ALEXIA CUSHER     09/24

 

Come out and support TEAM ALEXIA for an INDIAN TACO DINNER and BINGO BENEFIT, to help Alexia Cusher get a Seizure Response service dog on Saturday Sept 24, at the Choctaw Community Center in Smithville, OK.

 

They will serve food from 5pm UNTIL ....... Dinner is $8/plate, and will include the Indian taco, dessert, and a drink.   Bingo will start at 6pm. Tickets will cost $1 per card per game.

 

For more information, you can contact Lezlie Cusher @ 870-279-2473

 

**All proceeds will go to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, to help raise money for our daughter, Alexia's, Seizure Response Dog!!**   **Donations are welcome**

 

 

CAROLYN SPARKMAN TO SPEAK AT FIRST BAPTIST HORATIO     09/25

 

Carolyn Sparkman from Crossview Baptist Church in Texarkana will be speaking at First Baptist Horatio
Sunday September 25th about her distribution of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in Paraguay.

Operation Christmas Child is a division of Samaritans purse headed by Franklin Graham. The boxes are filled with candy hygiene items, clothes , and a toy. The shoeboxes go to kids around the world that won't get a Christmas and they learn about Jesus and how to become a Christian.

For questions you can contact Liz Trimble at 870 279 1219.

 

TITLE I PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED FOR DE QUEEN PUBLIC SCHOOL     09/27

 

De Queen Public Schools will hold a Title I public meeting at 6:00 at De Queen High School cafeteria on September 27. A separate meeting will be held at 6:20. The school will have an English as Second Language forum to explain the district’s ESL program. The meeting will be held in the De Queen High School cafeteria. The public is invited to attend.

Las Escuelas Públicas de De Queen tendrán una reunión pública de Título I a las 6:00 en la Cafeteria de la Escuela Secundaria de De Queen el 27 de Septiembre. Una reunión separada se llevará acabo a las 6:20. La escuela tendra un foro de Inglés Como Segundo Idioma para explicar el programa de ESL del Distrito. La reunión se llevará acabo en la cafeteria de la Escuela Secundaria de De Queen. El público es invitado a asistir.
 

 

HOWARD COUNTY TRADE DAYS    10/01

 

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Howard County will be hosting Howard County Trade Days on October 1st in Nashville, AR at the Howard County Fair Grounds. The proceeds from booth rentals for this event will go to fund scholarships for single parents in Howard County. All funds raised will be matched by our state organization. We currently have over 50 vendors selling a variety of items and anticipate more to participate as we still have a few booth spaces available.

 

To become a Trade Day vendor or if you have questions about the event, please call 870 200 1250. We invite the citizens in the area to come out and join the fun and shop with us on October 1st at the Howard County Fair Ground.

 

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK NEED VOLUNTEERS     10/01

 

Volunteers are needed to participate in the annual fall litter pickup October 1, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area. The cleanup is being held in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB).

Sign in will be at the Cossatot River State-Park Natural Area Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will be transported to where they will be working throughout the park. Safety vests, trash bags, gloves and other supplies will be provided. Bring your snacks, water and pick-up sticks or grabbers. We also highly recommend wearing boots and insect repellant for this event. Lunch will be provided to those who participate.

 

HOO RAH DAYS FESTIVAL  10/1

 

The 27th Annual HOO-RAH DAYS Festival will be held at the Sevier County Museum grounds in Herman Dierks Park in De Queen on Saturday, October 1st.

 

Start the day off right with the Rotary Club Breakfast from 7am to 10 am. This year's event salutes the railroads. There will be a Car and Truck Show, Knife and Blacksmith Demonstrations, Veterans Parade, Antique Tractor Show, Spelling Bee, Talent Show, 5K Run, Raffles, Good Music, Food and lots of great vendors. It's all part of HOO-RAH Days October 1st at Herman Dierks Park in De Queen. Don't miss it!

 

DE QUEEN/SEVIER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOST BAKE-OFF     10/01

 

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Bake-Off at this year's Hoo Rah Days Festival to support the Sevier County Museum and its efforts to research and preserve local history. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of several different categories. Click here for the rules and information. 

 

 

20 YEAR REUNION FOR DHS CLASS OF 1996     10/07

 

The DHS Class of 1996 will have our 20 year Reunion Homecoming weekend on October 7th-8th. Events are as followed:  Friday Oct 7th: Homecoming Game, Saturday Oct 8th 1-4pm Family reception at HS cafeteria. Saturday 8th 5:30pm Dutch Treat Family Dinner at Papa Poblano's.

 

People with questions can visit our class Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/De-Queen-High-School-Class-of-1996-143631262362908 or contact Jennifer Jones Sorenson at 972 523 5366 or jenniferdsorenson@yahoo.com.

 

BENEFIT DINNER FOR BRO. LARRY PARSON     10/08

 

Benefit for Larry Parson, a resident of Lockesburg, AR and local minister will be held Saturday, October 8th from 5 pm to 7 pm in the fellowship hall of Calvary Baptist Church in Lockesburg, Ar, located on 133 W. Main Street. Dine in or carry out dinners will be available for purchase of Indian Tacos with the fixings, tea and dessert for $7 per plate, and an auction and music brought by local musicians will be part of the benefit as well. The benefit is to help with medical and other miscellaneous expenses incurred during cancer treatment from Stage IV Colon Cancer that insurance did not cover.

 

A Benefit account has been set up for Bro. Parson at the Bank of Lockesburg in Lockesburg, Ar for those wishing to donate. Your support of Bro. Parson and his wife will be greatly appreciated. From more information regarding the benefit, please call  870 292 9719.

 

For more information, please contact 870 292 9719.

 

HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE     10/22

 

A free Hunters Education Course will be offered on October 22, 2016 from 8am-6pm at the Provo Community Center. You must pre-Register at www.register-ed.com and seating is limited. For more information or if you have a disability which might require reasonable accommodations please contact T.J. Newton at 870 582 1328.

 

The Panther Players presents Irving berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun"     11/12-11/15

 

The Panther Players presents Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" on November 12th - 15th. More information to be announced later.

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAM SCHEDULED AT WICKES LIBRARY         

 

The Wickes Library is having the opening of the summer program this week on Wednesday June 8th. The time is 10am until noon. We will also be having a watermelon seed spitting contest. The program will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week. Prizes will be given for every contest we have plus perfect attendance. There is something planned for each day.

De QUEEN CHURCH OF CHRIST FOOD PANTRY

The De Queen Church of Christ across from the hospital will open its food pantry every Tuesday from 9 am to 1pm. Everyone is welcome.

SEVIER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

The public libraries in Sevier County schedule special programs and events each month.  For this month's information check out the Library Snippets page by clicking here.

AMERICAN LEGION MONTHLY MEETING

American Legion Post 54 meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Legion Hut, 513 N. 8th Street in De Queen.  For more information contact Dave Dampier at (870) 582-4564.

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH

Joy Fellowship Ministries of the Horatio Assembly of God Church hosts a community lunch on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Lunch is served at the J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall from 11 am - 1 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  There is no charge, just lots of food, joy and fellowship.

FREE EDUCATION SEMINAR

The De Queen branch of the Sevier County Library will host a free education seminar to answer questions about Arkansas Medicaid, ARKids First and your benefits from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month from December to June.

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES

UA Cossatot is offering free English classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m. in the Adult Education Center. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes are available. For more information, call Jennifer Black at 584-1135.

AFTER SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM

Saint Barbara Catholic Church is participating in an after school child nutrition program by serving snacks every Tuesday from 4:45 to 5 p.m. and every Wednesday from 5 to 5:15 p.m. For more information, call the church at 642-2256.

GILLHAM TIGERS 4H CLUB

The Gillham Tigers 4H Club will be meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 at the Gillham Fire Station. Kids ages 5-19 are welcome to join. For more information call Dianne Rosson at 870 582 1738 or Susan Shelton at 870 582 4410.

SOUP KITCHEN

The Horatio 1st Assembly of God will hold a soup kitchen on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 am - 1 pm in the J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall (across from the football field). The meal is free and everyone is invited.

ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Adult Education Program on the UA Cossatot, Sevier County campus is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am until 8 pm and from 7:30 am until 3 pm on Friday. The program provides assistance to adults preparing for their GED or adults learning English.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MONTHLY MEETING

Regular meetings of the Friends of the Library are scheduled to be held at 4 pm on the third Thursday of each month at the library in De Queen. Members will be notified of any changes to the schedule.

COSSATOT RIVER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Cossatot River High School 21st Century Afterschool Program for grades 7-12, will begin Monday, Sept 16, 2013.  The program will be open Monday-Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will be tutoring and homework help in all subjects and exciting enrichment activities.  Bus transportation will be provided to the following drop-off points:  The Rock Store in Hatfield, The Cove Laundry, The Vandervoort Post Office, The Hatton Store, The Lighthouse, The Wickes Elementary School, and the Grannis Laundry.  For more information, please contact Suzanne Kesterson at Cossatot River High School at 870-387-4200.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Parent of De Queen Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders are encouraged to collect boxtops. The boxtop collections will help the De Queen Primary purchase additional playground equipment.

LITTLE RIVER FARMERS MARKET 

The Little River County Farmers Market in Ashdown is open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It is located at 222 Frisco Street in Ashdown - across the street from the Chamber office. Enjoy locally grown fresh produce, homemade jellies, salsas and more. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, contact Rose at (903) 280-2944.

FREE CLOTHING FOR NEEDY  

The Seventh Day Adventist community services will be giving away free clothing each Thursday from 9 am til 11 am.  Everyone is welcome.  The church is located at 1446 Red Bridge Road.  For more information call 642-4876.

De Queen Band Boosters

Band Boosters meet every second Tuesday in the month, 6:30 pm. @ the band hall.

SEVIER COUNTY LIBRARIES HOURS

De Queen Horatio
200 West Stilwell Avenue
(870) 584-4364

Mon-Fri   9a - 5p
Sat         9a - 12p

108 Main Street
(870) 832-6882

Tues & Thurs      9:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Wednesday        1:00-5:00p
Sat                    9a-12p

Lockesburg Gillham
112 East Main Street
(870) 289-2233

Wed & Thurs      8:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    8:30a-12:30p

202 West 2nd Street
(870) 386-5665

Tues & Thurs      9:00a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    9a-2p

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETS TWICE WEEKLY 

Narcotics Anonymous meet each Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm at 511 West Stilwell in De Queen (in the basement of the Old Library)

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK NATURAL AREA  PROGRAMS

Enjoy your stay at Arkansas's Natural State by attending a few of our scheduled activities.  Discover the many wonderful diverse qualities of the Cossatot River by bringing your family, friends to any of our programs.  All activities listed are free except our guided kayak tours, workshops, and classes and open to anyone who wants to attend.  Visit with the Park interpreters Walker and Flanary to experience the Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area first hand. 

Davy Ashcraft Cossatot River State Park officer said you can get the most up-to-date information about the State Park's activities by visiting their website.  Click here

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING 

Domestic violence support groups meetings every Wednesday at 5pm.  Support groups provide a safe environment where the victim/survivor can network, receive support and obtain helpful resources that assist in their healing and build a healthier and happier life.  For information regarding location of group, please call at SWADVC 870-642-2141.”

foster families needed

DHS is actively recruiting quality family foster homes and other volunteers.  Orientations are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the DHS office in Miller county from 4-5:30.  This meeting is open to the general public.  For more information on foster parenting contact Judy Houff at 870.773.0563.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS TO OFFER BASIC AND INSTRUCTOR CLASSES

 

The American Red Cross at 821 Spruce Street in Texarkana , TX is offering basic and instructor level classes in the following: Adult CPR, infant/child CPR, First Aid and more.  For a schedule or more information call 903-793-5602.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS...........2ND WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH

A caregiver support group, sponsored in part by the Southwest Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, has monthly meetings in Texarkana .

Nancy Bailey, of the Agency on Aging office in Magnolia, says the group meets at 1:30 PM, the second Wednesday of each month at Brentwood Outreach located at 3418 Richmond Road . Bailey says the support group teaches caregivers how to maximize their own well being and how to deal with the stress of caring for others.

Information is available by calling Nancy Bailey of the Area Agency on Aging office in Magnolia. The toll-free number within Arkansas is 1-800-272-2127.

CHALICE CUPBOARD OPERATING HOURS 

The Chalice Cupboard food ministry located at 315 North 5th Street in De Queen is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 until 4 pm for distribution of food to individuals in emergency situations. All work is on a volunteer basis.  If you would like to donate your money or time,  contact Grant Grove at 642-3420.

 

DILWORTH CUMBERLAND CHURCH GOSPEL SINGING  2nd FRIDAY

The Dilworth Cumberland Presbyterian Church on the curve of Red Bridge Road and Stringtown Road is having their Second Friday Night Gospel Singing and Potluck the second Friday of each month.  Potluck begins at 6 p.m. and singing starts at 7 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend and participate.  For more information, call Pastor Byron Sullivan at 870-784-1293.  

MENA MS GROUP MEETS FIRST SATURDAY                    

The Mena Support Group of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in Room #156 at Rich Mountain Community College in Mena.  For more information, call Chuck Hannay at 870-385-2315.

 

PLEASANT MANOR NURSING HOME BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS  EVERY WEDNESDAY


Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Ashdown is offering free blood pressure checks every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. with free coffee and donuts.  The nursing home is located at 950 Homestead in Ashdown.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE VISITS SCHEDULED

 

The local Social Security office in Texarkana has moved to a new location at 5735 Summerhill Road in Texarkana, TX, one mile north of I-30 and next door to Northside Assembly of God Church. Call 1-800-772-1213 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday

 

Supplemental Security income (SSI) pays monthly checks to people who are aged, disabled or blind and who do not own much or have much income.  SSI is not just for adults.  monthly checks can be paid to disabled and blind children.  To find out if you are eligible, call 1-800-772-1213.