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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Cossatot River State Park.

 

little river county scheduled events  

 

Check the Calendar of Events at www.littlerivercounty.org for details.

 

summer reading program    now

 

The Sevier County Library System will be holding a summer reading program to help prevent summer set-back in young readers. This year's theme is Science. For more dates and times at your local library check out our website at KDQN.net or call your local library.

 

BOY SCOUTS RAISING MONEY     NOW

 

Sevier County Boy Scouts are selling tickets for over 2,000 rounds of .22 ammunition for $1 each or 6 for $5.  Proceeds will help local scouts attend summer camp. For more information call 584-6113.

 

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE  07/09-08/15

 

Saint Barbara Catholic Church is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Pastoral Center. The church is located at 503 W De Queen Ave. For more information call 870-642-2256.

SEAMLESS SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM  NOW-08/01

Horatio School District is hosting a “Seamless Summer” lunch program.

Free Lunches will be served to any person 18 years of age and under. 19 years and above can eat for $3.25.  Lunch will be served Monday – Friday from 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the Horatio Elementary Cafeteria. This program will run from June 9 – August 1st. If you have any questions, you may call Teri Cribb at 870-832-1918.

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK  JULY

Monday, July 28

9:00 am – 10:30 am          Bird Walk (1.5 hours) Join Park Interpreter Rawlings for this 11/2 hour guided hike along the Cossatot River to discover what bird life may be stirring around and who we might call up. Wear appropriate shoes (No Flip Flops or Sandals) Dress for the weather.   Meeting Place:  Cossatot Falls Information Board.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm            Sneaky Snorkeling (1 hour) Do you think you have what it takes to sneak up on a fish?  Join Park Interpreter Rawlings on a snorkeling trip of the Cossatot River.  We will be swimming through pools filled of perch, minnows, and lots of other river dwellers.  The sneakier you are the more you might find!  Meeting Place: Sandbar Parking Lot.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL   07/28-08/01

Wickes First Baptist Church will hold vacation bible school Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, July 28th through 30th from 6-8 pm for ages 3-12 years.  Closing program will be Friday, August 1st at 5:30 pm.  For more information call 479/234-1111 or 903/399-8372.

OPEN HOUSE AT HEALTH DEPARTMENT     07/29

The Sevier County Health Department has expanded their building and is finally settled in. They will be having an open house on Tuesday, July 29 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. They look forward to seeing everyone there

History Alive Day Camp  07/30-08/01

Youth entering grades 4-8 have a unique chance to experience 19th-century life on an up close and personal scale with “History Alive Day Camp" July 30 - August 1, 2014   9 am – 4 pm. Campers will be immersed in different hands-on elements of the 1800s.” New this Summer – Build a Birdhouse, Outdoor Adventure at Grandview Prairie, Historic Character Workshop! Each day will have a different theme so you can sign up for one day or multiple days. These programs are by reservation only with a minimum of 6 required and will be limited to 15. The cost is $30 per day, or with advance payment and registration you can attend three days for $75.    Contact the park for further details and registration.  Admission: $30 one day; $75 all three days. CONTACT: Ph: 870-983-2684, HistoricWashington@arkansas.com

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL   07/30-08/02

Horatio 1st Assembly of God Church at the corner of Blackhawk and Hazard Street wants to invite all kids ages 3-12 to attend their Vacation bible School Wednesday, July 30th through Saturday, August 2nd.  Wednesday  through Friday will be 6:00 to 8:30 pm and Saturday 10 am to Noon. 

EQUALIZATION BOARD TO MEET   08/01

The Sevier county Equalization board will meet on Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 am in the Sevier County Courthouse Assessor's office.  this meeting is open to the public.

42ND ANNUAL PINE TREE FESTIVAL     08/01-02

 

The 42nd annual Pine Tree Festival will be held August 1st and 2nd in Dierks City park. 

 

Friday, August 1st At 6:00:  Gospel Singing Featuring: Harmony,The Cowboy Church Band, and The Midnight Hurricanes.  $1.00 Admission Friday Night

Saturday, August 2nd at 8 am the events at the park will get underway. Craft & food vendors, Chainsaw competition, antique tractors, horseshoe pitching tournament, arm wrestling and more.  Festival Parade down Main Avenue at 11:00 am.  Carnival with arm bands available. 2nd annual Ultimate Challenge Bull Riding and No Holds Barred Free Style Bull Fight will start at 8 pm.  Bull Riding Admission Adults:  13 and up: $10;7 to 12:  $5; 6 and under Free.

$250  Door Prize Friday night.  Saturday Night two $500 Door Prizes.  Drawings at 7:30.  Must be present to win. 

ONE DAY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL   08/02

First Christian Church of De Queen will be hosting a one day vacation bible school, Gangway to Galilee, on Saturday, August 2, from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.  Any child between the ages of 4-12 is welcomed to attend.  The First Christian Church is located at 423 West Stilwell Avenue, next to Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Go Squatchin!   08/02

You're invited to Go Squatchin' at the Church of Christ in De Queen on Saturday, August 2nd.  VBS will be from 9 am til noon.  There will be classes for all ages! Lunch will be served.

SEVIER CO RODEO ROYALTY DEADLINE  08/02

The Sevier County Rodeo Royalty Committee is now taking applications. The deadline to enter will be August 2nd at Noon. The divisions are Princess (Ages: 9-13), Queen (Ages; 14-21) and Little Miss (Ages: 8 & under). All entries must attend school or live in Sevier County. There will also be a Stick A Roo division for both boys and girls ages 0-5 years. For more information call 870-784-8931 or 870-784-1740.

SPLASH DASH    08/02

De Queen First Assembly of God Church will host it's first Splash Dash 5k on Saturday, August 2nd at 9 am.  Pre-register online at www.getmeregistered.com/splashdash5k or stop by the church and pick up a registration form.  Registration cost is $30 before July 22nd and $15 for kids.  Everyone will receive a t-shirt.  All proceeds go toward missions.  Registration form.

GENEALOGY MEETING   08/02

The Sevier County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, August 2nd, at the Sevier County Museum Annex.  Alan Ward of Horatio will present a program about his family's genealogy. Visitors are welcome. For more information contact Gary Walker at (870) 642-2135.

INTERNATIONAL SPY ACADEMY VBS    08/04-08/08

Grannis Baptist Church will hold a vacation bible school themed "International Spy Academy/Agents for the One True God!" Monday through Friday, August 4-8 from 6:00-8:30 pm for ages 3 years through 6th grade.  for more information call (870) 385-7855.

 

sevier county fair & rodeo    08/16-23

The 77th Annual Sevier County Fair & Rodeo will be held August 16th through 23rd in De Queen.  Click here for schedule and contact information.

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 

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.

1ST BAPTIST OF GILLHAM AWANA'S CLUB

1st Baptist Church of Gillham has moved their AWANA Club to Sunday evenings from 5-6:30 pm. Ages Pre-k through 12th grade are welcome. If you need a van ride, please contact 870-584-8210 at least 1 hour prior to the service. For more information call the church at 870-386-7351.

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.

Caregivers, do you need some support? 

Alzheimer’s Alliance will again be holding a monthly Caregiver Support Group in De Queen the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at Brookewood Nursing and Rehab. If you are interested in joining the group or if you just need some information please give us a call at the Alzheimer’s Alliance office at 903-223-8021. 

De Queen Band Boosters

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

SEVIER COUNTY LIBRARY

Regular hours at the Sevier County Library, 200 West Stilwell Avenue in De Queen are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 12 noon  - 6 pm
Saturday   9 am - 12 pm For more information call 870-584-4364.

SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS TEA PARTY PATRIOTS

SWATPP will meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Sr. Citizens Center in Herman Dierks Park at 6p.m.

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.