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RELAY FOR LIFE TEAMS FORMING NOW  

 

If you are interested in getting involved in Relay for Life but do not have a team, several teams are looking for people that want to join them in the fight against cancer.  Call or text Emmy Bailey at 870-703-4878 or Linda Santiago at 870-784-4736 for more information. 

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE  04/18

There will be a Good Friday service at the hatton Baptist Church Friday, April 18th, 7 pm.  Speaker will be Bro. Gary Jewell.  There will be special music, food and fellowship.

LITTLE RIVER HOLIDAY CLOSING  04/18-19

The Little River Courthouse will be closed April 18,2014 in observance of Good Friday. The Little River County Transfer Station will be closed April 18th and 19th for the Easter Holiday.

EASTER BAKE SALE   04/19

Pound Puppies of Ashdown will hold their Easter Bake Sale Saturday, April 19th from 8 am until sold out at the Ashdown Walmart. 

WICKES LIBRARY EGG HUNT 04/19

The Wickes City Library located behind Wickes City Hall will be sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th at 2 pm. Areas will be marked by age. Kids need to bring theri own containers.

PACK THE PARK CAR & TRUCK SHOW    04/19

An antique car & truck show will be held at the Lockesburg City Park on Saturday, April 19th from 9 am until 2 pm. Advance registration is $15.00; $20.00 day of show.  Discount for multiple registrations by same owner. for more information e-mail Joanna at cityoflockesburg@windstream.net

Click here for registration form.

OVERTURF PIE SUPPER   04/19

The annual Overturf Pie Supper will be held Saturday, April 19th at the Overturf Church, 3 1/2 miles Northeast of Gillham.  Girls bring your pies and cakes!.  Monies raised will go for the upkeep of the cemetery, grounds and church house.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE    04/20

The Lockesburg Ministerial Alliance will conduct Easter Sunrise Services Sunday, April 20th, 7:30 am at the Bellville Community Church. Everyone is invited.

HOMECOMING & DECORATION DAY   04/20

 

The annual homecoming and decoration day at Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be Easter Sunday, April 20th.

 

Sunday school begins at 10 am, preaching at 11.  A basket lunch will be shared at noon with an egg hunt for the children and singing in the afternoon.

 

The church is located 4 1/2 miles east of Grannis on Frachiseur Road. 

 

SPECIAL EASTER SERVICES  04/20

 

The Jesus Worship Center located at 190 North Kaylee Drive in Ashdown will have special services this Sunday, April 20th.  Sunday School will begin at 10 am and Worship Service at 11 am.  Lunch will be served at noon and will be followed by an Easter Egg hunt for children we & under.

 

STUDENT ART SHOW     04/22

 

Horatio High art students invite you to attend their annual art show on Tuesday, April 22nd at 6 pm in the Horatio High School practice gym.  Attendees should arrive early to view the exhibit and take pictures of students with their art work.  Refreshments will be served.  Show your support for the artistic endeavors of these talented students.

UMPIRE HIGH SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVE  04/22

 

LifeShare is having a blood drive April 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Umpire High School, 14 School Drive, Umpire, AR. LifeShare Blood Centers is pleased to announce its 2013 – 2014 LifeScholars program. The plan is designed to honor students who demonstrate community service and leadership by becoming regular blood donors. Every school has the opportunity to earn a scholarship for its students, regardless of school size or athletic classification. The community can offer its support to Umpire High School by participating in the blood drives.  “As emerging adults learning about the responsibilities of grown-up life, high school students have the opportunity to practice the highest form of philanthropy - giving the Gift of Life,” says Karen Siefert, Donor Recruiter for LifeShare Blood Centers. 

 

LITTLE RIVER HEALTH FAIR   04/24

The annual Little River Health Fair for persons age 50 and older will be held Thursday, April 24th on the Little River County Courthouse lawn. Free health screening, food entertainment games and prizes.  For more information contact Vicki keener at (870) 898-5011 ext 3135.  The event is sponsored by Little River Health System.

SEVIER COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE    04/25

The Sevier County Relay for Life event will be held at the De Queen Sportsplex Friday, April 25th beginning at 6 pm.

ELECTION COMMISSION TO MEET   04/25

The Sevier County Election commission will meet at 10:00 am on Friday, April 25th in the Sevier County Courthouse for Logic and Accuracy testing and Public Testing of Election Equipment. 

LITTLE RIVER RURAL CLASS IV PICK UP 04/25

The Little River County Rural Class IV pick up will be April 25, 2014. If you have old appliances such as hot water heaters, washers, dryers, bikes, etc. that you would like picked up please call before April 23rd to get your name added to the list. The numbers to call are 898-5670, 898-7275 or 542-7997. Please place items in an open area free from overhead obstructions. Items must be placed near your regular trash stop area.

ANNUAL GILLHAM FISH FRY     04/26

The annual Fish Fry at the Silver Hill Mason Hall will be Saturday, April 26th from 4 until 7 pm.  All proceeds go to the Gillham Lodge Scholarship Fund.  All you can eat for $7.  Music by the Bill Powers Band.

VFD ANNUAL FISH FRY   04/26

Jack's isle VFD will hold their annual Fish Fry on Saturday, April 26th from 5 until 7 pm.  Dinner includes fish, fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, dessert and a drink.  Cost is $9 for adults; children under 12 $4.  Carry outs available.  The Ladies Auxiliary will also be having a bake sale. 

FOOD CLOSET    04/26

The first Baptist Church of De Queen's monthly Food Closet will be Saturday, April 26th from 9 until 11 am.

CENTRAL VFD FISH FRY & AUCTION    04/26

Central VFD will host their annual fund-raising Fish Fry and Auction on Saturday, April 26 at the Central Fire Department and Community building. Supper starts at 5:30; auction starts at 6:30. 

BENEFIT FOR TERRY MCCAULEY  04/26

Saturday, April 26 at 5 pm we will be having a benefit for Terry McCauley for travel and medical expenses. . Terry was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on March 10, 2014. The benefit will feature a raffle. The item up for raffle is a 270 Short Mag Browning X Bolt with Leupold Scope. It is $1 for 1 chance or 6 chances for $5. We will be offering a fish dinner with all the fixings. After everyone eats, we will have a live auction starting at 6:30 with Auctioneer Nick Fowler. We will also have door prizes.
 

For more information or to make donations please contact:
Joe Hill: (870) 925-0835
Dustin Young: (870) 451-4623
Brian Reid: (870) 845-9023
Machelle Reid: (870) 451-1072
Amber Bailey (870) 356-8846
Dana Wright: (870) 557-2855

 

SPRING POKER RUN    04/26

 

No Limits Independent Bikers Association will hold their Spring Poker Run benefiting Domestic Violence prevention, inc. on Saturday, April 26th. Bikes will leave from Mike's Backyard Social Club, Hwy 41 S of Foreman beginning at 10 am.  Fore more information and directions contact Tony Tallant at 903-949-9000 or Shannon Tallant at 870-648-8160.

BENEFIT FISHING TOURNAMENT     04/26

Walmart Associates will sponsor a fishing tournament Saturday, April 26th with proceeds going to the Arkansas Children's Hospital.  Boat Check at Oak Grove Boat Ramp begins at 5 am.  Fishing is from 7 am until 2 pm.  Cost is $50 a boat with $10 optional Big Bass fee.  For more information contact Rich Joplin at 870-584-8142 or Linda Frachiseur at 870-584-9592.

DECORATION AT OLD BROWN-RALLS CEMETERY   04/27

The 8th annual Decoration at the Old Brown-Ralls Cemetery in the Mineola community of Howard County, Arkansas is Sunday, April 27, 2014.  Relatives of Nathaniel and Mary Garrett Ralls are welcome.  Lunch will be potluck, so you are encouraged to bring a dish and a dessert.  Anyone needing directions may call Glen Pate at 479-216-8698,

SPRING CHOIR CONCERT    04/27

De Queen School's Spring Choir Concert will be held Sunday, April 27th, 2:00 pm in DHS Auditorium.  Sixth grade choir is under the direction of Ms. Lori Ketcherside.  Seventh, Eighth and High School and Show Choirs under the direction of Mrs. Stefani Jones.

WICKES KINDERGARTEN PRE REGISTRATION  04/29-05/01

The Wickes Elementary School will be having Pre-Registration and Screening for next year's 2014-2015 Kindergarten classes on April 29th, 30th & May 1st, or feel free to come by the elementary office anytime between the hours of 7:45 am and 3:30 pm.

If you have any questions regarding these dates, Click here or call the Wickes Elementary office at (870) 385-2346.

DE QUEEN KINDERGARTEN PRE REGISTRATION 05/01

De Queen Primary School will have Kindergarten Pre-Registration on May 1, 2014 in the De Queen Primary School cafeteria.  The hours for this registration will be from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Click here or call 870-642-3100 if you have any questions.

La Escuela Primaria tendra Pre-Registraciones de Kinder el 1 de Mayo 2014 en la cafeteria de la Escuela Primaria de De Queen.  Las horas para ésta registración seran de 12:00-5:00 p.m.  Por favor de llamar al 870-642-3100 si usted tiene preguntas.

MISS WHISTLESTOP PAGEANT   05/03

Miss Whistlestop Pageant.  Contact Lacey Cobb or Debbie Crouch.

CACA ART SHOW     05/03-04

The Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association will present their 43rd annual art show on May 3rd and 4th at the Cossatot Art Center at King, AR near Gillham.  For more information contact Kathy Beuden at 870-642-2419 or Iris Saylor at 870-642-7170.

Whistlestop Festival   05/10

The annual Whistlestop Festival will be held in Downtown Ashdown.

Relay for Life   05/16

Little River County Relay for Life Event

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS  am until AND EVENTS 

LITTLE RIVER RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life Little River County meets the third Monday of each month at the same time and place: 6 P.M. at Big Jake’s party room in Ashdown. If you are passionate about fighting back against cancer, a cancer survivor who wants to be more active in helping others to celebrate more birthdays, or a business owner looking for ways to engage your employees, you are encouraged to attend.  For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/littleriverar.

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.

AARP POT LUCK MEETING

The former "AARP pot luck dinner meeting" on the first Monday of each month has been changed to a noon lunch with the Senior Citizens at the Senior Citizen Center on the first Monday of each month. Lunch begins at 11:30 with a business meeting to follow. Call 642-2062 for more information.

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.

 

DE QUEEN AARP CHAPTER 2078 TO MEET 1ST MONDAY OF MONTH              MONDAYS


The De Queen AARP Chapter 2078 is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all in the community as we age.  The chapter offers service through informative and entertaining programs, and involvement in community activities.  It serves as a resource for helping seniors age with dignity and purpose.  De Queen AARP serves Sevier County and surrounding area.  Meetings are held the first Monday of every month at the Senior Citizens Center in Herman Dierks Park at 6 p.m.

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.