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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.

 

Boxtops for Education Collection   now - 8/31

Wal-Mart in De Queen has set up jars in a display at the front of the store for you to drop off your Boxtops for Education through August 31st.  If you have been saving the boxtops and don’t know who to give them to, you can take them by and put them in the jar as you enter the store.  They will distribute them to the Horatio and De Queen public schools.  If you have any questions you may call Joan Stancil at 784-6023.

special school board meeting          08/28

Horatio School District will hold a special board meeting on Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 P.M.
in the Administration Building to discuss the Winthrop Property.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS SCHEDULED FOR COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK   08/28-31

Thursday, August 28 Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.      Natural History of the Ouachita Mountains (1 hour) Have you ever wondered how the Cossatot River cut through the ridges of the Ouachita’s, or what unique plants and animals live here? Then come to this informative presentation.   Meeting Place: Visitor Center’s Classroom.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Naming Game (1 hour) Trappers and early explorers often conducted the earliest survey of the West and were responsible for naming and mapping many things.  Join Park Interpreter Flanary as we survey a section of trail and discover many fascinating things.  This is an easy 1-mile hike, bring plenty of water, camera (optional), binoculars (optional), hiking stick and wear appropriate shoes (no flip-flops or sandals).  Meeting Place:  Waterleaf Trailhead by Visitor Center.         

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.        An Artist Atmosphere (1 hour) Are you a artsy person? Music? Poetry? Writing?  Come join Park Interpreter Rawlings in sharing your talents at a theatre worth remembering.  Bring your guitars, paint brushes and creative minds!  Meeting Place: Amphitheatre by Visitor Center.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.        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: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

Friday, August 29

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.      Morning Stroll (1 hour) Join Park Interpreter Flanary for this easy to moderate, 3/4-mile guided hike along the Waterleaf Trail.  Feel Free to bring binoculars; who knows what we will see or stir up.  Meeting Place:  Waterleaf Trailhead at the Visitor Center.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Hike-ooh (1 hour) There is a poet in every person and a good hike through nature is a great way to bring it out. Some of the greatest poets and poems were inspired by nature. Poetry uses short, concise, and often powerful language to explain experience. In this program we will take a short hike through nature and employ all of our senses and in a step by step guided activity explain and therefore see the world around us in a different way than we ever have before.   Meeting Place:  Visitor Center.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.        Indoor/Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (1 hour) Bring your family to the Visitor Center and pick up your scavenger hunt brochure from Park Interpreter Rawlings to embark on a hunt indoors and outdoors.  See who can finish first and find all the items on the list.  Beware some of these items can be tricky, and can test your detective ability.  Meeting Place:  Visitor Center.

3:00 p.m. – 4;00 p.m.        Life Along the Banks of Cossatot River (1 hour) Come and be amazed at what life (plant and animal) survives in the harsh environment along the banks of Cossatot River.  Meet Park Interpreter Rawlings to discover these creatures.  Meeting Place:  Low Water Bridge below the Visitor Center.

Saturday, August 30

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.        Exhibit Tour (30 min) Join Park Interpreter Flanary and discover the characteristic that make up Cossatot River State Park Natural Area.  Enjoy the hands on experience as you travel back in time through the intriguing area.  Be prepared to use a questionnaire to discover Cossatot River State Park Natural Area.  Meeting Place:  Exhibit Room in Visitor Center.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Fish Printing (1 hour) All fish are vertebrates, which means that they have a backbone.  The external anatomy of a fish is very different from our own, because they move and live in water, and we live on land.  Join Park Interpreter Flanary as we discover what body parts of the fish are similar to humans, what parts are different, and other fascinating facts.  We will also make a Gyotaku to take home.  Meeting Place:  Visitor Center.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.        Hug A Tree! (1 hour)  Come join Park Interpreter Rawlings and explore the different trees of the Cossatot River.  Also investigate why these towering life forms live in the areas they are located.  Be sure to bring bug spray and wear outdoor clothing.  Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water!  Meeting Place:  Waterleaf Trail by Visitor Center.    

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.        Habitat Bingo (1 hour) Let’s go on a search!  Put on your keenest eyes and ears to find the essential things wildlife needs to survive.  Look closely, and you might see one of our feathered, furred, scaled or exoskeleton-ed friends.  Join Park Interpreter Rawlings for this awesome adventure on our ¾ mile trail.  Meeting Place:  Waterleaf Trailhead by Visitor Center.

Sunday, August 31

9:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.        Morning Stroll (1 hour) Join Park Interpreter Flanary for this easy to moderate, 3/4-mile guided hike along the Waterleaf Trail.  Feel Free to bring binoculars; who knows what we will see or stir up.  Meeting Place:  Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Morning Hike (1 hour) Join Park Interpreter Rawlings for this easy to moderate, 3/4-mile guided hike along the Waterleaf Trail.  Feel Free to bring binoculars; who knows what we will see or stir up.  Meeting Place:  Waterleaf Trailhead at the Visitor Center.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Feed the Critters (1 hour) Ever wonder how or what turtles eat?  Well, it’s dinner time and the critters are hungry!  Come and watch their eating habits and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area.  Meeting Place:  Visitor Center.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.        An Artist Atmosphere (1 hour) Are you a artsy person? Music? Poetry? Writing?  Come join Park Interpreter Rawlings in sharing your talents at a theatre worth remembering.  Bring your guitars, paint brushes and creative minds!  Meeting Place: Amphitheatre by Visitor Center.

 

HORATIO HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE      8/29

 

LifeShare Blood Center is having a blood drive this Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Horatio High School.

LITTLE RIVER HOLIDAY CLOSINGS       09/01

The Little River County Courthouse will be closed Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. The Little River County Transfer Station will also be closed. Door to door trash pick-up will run one day behind schedule.

SEVIER COUNTY HOLIDAY CLOSINGS  09/01

The City of De Queen City Hall will be closed September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor day. The garbage schedule for the week of September 1st 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.

The Sevier County Courthouse and County Landfill will be closed Monday, September 1st. County facilities will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 2nd.

HOWARD COUNTY HOLIDAY CLOSINGS  09/01

The Dierks Municipal Building will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor day. There will be no change for trash pick up. Trash will be picked up on Monday.

UA COSSATOT BOARD OF VISITORS MEETING   09/08

The UA Cossatot Board of Visitors will meet in regular session on Monday, September 8th, 6:00 p.m. in the board room on the Howard County Campus in Nashville.  This meeting is open to the public.

 

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.

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.