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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

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

 

DAISY STATE PARK SCHEDULED EVENTS

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Daisy State Park.
 

 

TACKLE FOOTBALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION    08/16-08/31

 

The De Queen Parks and Recreation Department of the City of De Queen will be receiving Tackle Football Registration forms August 16th through August 31st. Registration forms must be filled out and returned to the Park Office along with the fee. The De Queen Tackle Football Program will begin September. Click Here for a Registration Form.

 

COSSATOT RIVER FFA COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR LOUISIANA FLOOD VICTIMS     08/23-08/26

 

The Cossatot River FFA chapter is collecting donations to send to the flood victims in Louisiana. Items can be dropped of at the Cossatot river agriculture building all week during school hours and all day on Friday. Some needed items are non-perishable foods, bottled water, baby diapers, blankets, clothes, toiletries, animal food, and anything that could possibly help! If you have any questions, please call 870-584-8493.

 

SOLID ROCK FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 4TH FRIDAY NIGHT SINGING    08/26

 

Solid Rock Full Gospel Church will be having a 4th Friday night singing this Friday August 26th at 6:30pm with potluck to follow. The church is located 1/4 mile south of Horatio on Hwy 41. Everyone welcome.

 

4TH FRIDAY NIGHT SINGING AT MILFORD UNION CHURCH     08/26

 

Milford Union Church, located S E of Lockesburg off Hwy 317 at Milford Road, will be holding their 4th Friday Night Singing on August 26th. Fellowship begins at 6:00 pm with singing to start at 7:00 pm.

 

4H ROUND UP AT FOREMAN FAIRGROUNDS     08/27      CANCELLED!!!!

THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!!

4 H Round Up for kids ages 5-19 at the Foreman Fairgrounds on Saturday August 27th from 10 AM to Noon. Youth will be introduced to 4H with fun and games and an Ice Cream Sundae treat. All free of charge. You must sign up in advance by calling 870 898-7224.  CANCELLED!!!!

 

BENEFIT SPAGHETTI DINNER     08/28

 

The Old Winthrop School will be hosting a benefit Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday, August 28 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. All proceeds from this dinner will be to help Patsy Hacker with medical expenses. Come out and support Patsy. Lots of good food and fellowship.

 

SEVIER COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION MEETING SET     08/29

 

There will be a meeting of the Sevier County Election Commission on Monday August 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held to conduct the Ballot Draw for the November General Election. This meetings is open to the public.

 

79TH ANNUAL SEVIER COUNTY/DODGE RODEO     09/09-09/10

 

The 79th annual Sevier County/Dodge Rodeo,  where the cowboys put it all on the line, has been rescheduled for September 9th & 10th at the fairgrounds in De Queen. 

 

HARVEST REGIONAL FOOD BANK TO DISTRIBUTE PANTRY BOXES     09/21

 

Harvest Regional Food Bank will distribute pantry boxes and USDA commodities from Horatio First United Methodist Church located at 304 S Pennock St., AR on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 10 am to noon. With a new schedule, seniors ages 65 and older will be served first, starting at 10 am, followed by 65 and younger.

 

HOO RAH DAYS PAGEANT   09/17

 

The 14th annual Hoo Rah Days Beauty Pageant will be held Saturday, September 17th, 11 am at the De Queen High School auditorium.  Door admission is $5.  Children under 5 free.  Deadline to enter is September 14th.  For more information, contact Jackie Gonzalez at (870) 279-1787, jackie.gonzalez.sroq@gmail.com or  click here for entry 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).

 

 

HOO RAH DAYS FESTIVAL  10/1

 

The 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. 

 

 

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.

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.