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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.

 

BENEFIT ACCOUNT SET UP FOR TARA KITCHEN BAILEY     Now

 

A benefit account has been opened at First State Bank of De Queen for Tara Kitchens Bailey, daughter of Cleatis and Barbara Kitchens.  She is a single mom that is battling cancer.  Funds are to help with medical bills and loss of income.

 

Also donations may be made for a drawing on a king size Razorback quilt (94 x 98").  $2.00 donation enters your name in drawing 1 time' $10 donation enters your name in drawing 6 times.  Donations may be made at any First State Bank location.

 

FAN & AIR CONDITIONER DONATIONS NEEDED   NOW

The Southwest Arkansas Development Council, Ashdown Senior Center and Foreman Senior Center is requesting donations for fans and air conditioners for the Elderly Senior Citizens, due to the heat continuing across the state. We would gladly appreciate this request.

 

SUMMER SUPPERS      Now -  08/11

 

First Baptist Church of De Queen will be providing Summer Suppers Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. to 7 pm.  Enjoy supper, fellowship, and bible study every Tuesday.  The meal is free, NO offering will be taken.  Take a bible.  Please call 870-642-2151 for reservations.

 

 

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK  06/20-25

 

Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21

 

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Cossatot River Weekend Adventures (26 hours) Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. This adventure can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dutch oven cooking, evening programs and snorkeling. Contact the park to register for your adventure and for more information, 870-385-2201. Note: activities depend on weather and water levels. Fee ($95) covers kayak and tent rental, food, guides, the adventure and equipment needed for the tour.  Meeting Place: Visitor Center.

 

Sunday, June 21

 

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.

 

Tuesday, June 23 – Thursday, June 25

 

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Wild Wonders Day Camp (8 hours each day) Hey kids, join Park Interpreters Flanary and Rawlings for a fun day at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, for a three day-day camp filled with adventure and discovery of the many surprises nature has to offer during our explorations of the environment in and around Cossatot River.  Call to reserve your spot 870-385-2001, space is limited and for more information contact shelley.flanary@arkansas.gov and/or andrew.rawlings@arkansas.gov or by 870-385-2201.  Cost is $35 per child and the camp is for ages 5-8 years old.  Deadline to register is June 15, 2015.  Meeting Place:  Option 1: Wickes Union Bank, Option 2: Scotty’s in Cove, Option 3: Visitor Center.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 06/21-25

 

Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dierks will be hosting Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 21  through Thursday, June 25 from  6 PM until 8:30 PM.  Camp Courageous will be held for students through the 6th grade.  Make plans to attend.  For more information call 870-286-2010

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  06/21-25

Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dierks will be hosting Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 21  through Thursday, June 25 from  6 PM until 8:30 PM.  Camp Courageous will be held for students through the 6th grade.  Make plans to attend.  For more information call 870-286-2010.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL    06/22-06/26

 

Fall's Chapel Church, 8 miles South of Lockesburg, invites you to their Camp Courageous VBS, Monday, June 22nd through Friday, June 26th from 6 to 8 pm nightly.  They will have good, fun and fellowship while learning the essentials of life:  Our eternal life.  After VBS on Friday at 7:30 p.m., there will be a closing program and a hot dog supper for all participants and their families. 

 

ACT PREP AT DIERKS HIGH SCHOOL   06/22-07/02

 

ACT classes will be held at Dierks High School June 22-25 and June 29-July 2 from8 until 4 each day.  Free for Dierks school district students.  Students from other districts pay $100.  Register by June 18th.  Call (870) 286-3234 to register or for more information.

 

DE QUEEN MEDICAL CENTER BLOOD DRIVE  06/30

 

LifeShare Blood Center will be holding a Blood Drive at De Queen Medical Center on Tuesday, June 30th from Noon - 4 pm. For more information, contact Chad Kllitz at 870-584-4111.

 

SUMMER BREAKFAST  7/01 - UNTIL?

De Queen Church of Christ will be providing breakfast every Tuesday and Thursday between 7:15 am to 8:30 am, beginning July 2nd.  Anyone in need is welcome to come.  We would love for you to join us.  

We are located at 1305 W. Collin Raye Drive, across from the hospital, or you can call (870) 584-3226 if you have any questions.

VANDERVOORT SCHOOL REUNION  07/04

The annual Vandervoort School reunion potluck lunch will be on Saturday, July 4th 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - ??? in the Vandervoort lunchroom. There will be a raffle on quilts donated by: Tinker Watkins

and Doris Floyd. There will also be door prizes. Come join the fun. RSVP by calling 870-385-7977 and leaving a message or email paulacox2464@yahoo.com.

 

SUMMER COOLING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS       07/06

 

Southwest Arkansas Development Council will start accepting applications for LiHeap Summer Cooling Program on Mondays 8:30 -11:30 am and Wednesdays 1:00-4:00 pm only starting July 6, 2015.  The summer cooling program is for REGULAR assistance only (NO SHUT-OFF NOTICE) and will accept applications for CRISIS (Shut-Off) assistance on August 3, 2015 if funds are still available.  Applicants that use both gas and electricity must present a copy of both bills even though we only pay the electric.  You must have a form of identification, poof of income on all adults 18 years of age or older and child support,  if applicable.  For more information you can contact Joyce Short at 870-584-3995.

 

 

ACT SUMMER PREP DEADLINE  07/09

 

De Queen High School will be holding an ACT Summer Prep course July 20-23 & July 27-30. The class will run from 9 am - 4 pm each day with lunch from 12 pm - 1 pm. Refresher nights will be Tuesday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 8th from 5 pm - 7 pm. Students may leave for lunch or bring their lunch. We will have a refrigerator and a microwave available.

 

De Queen students attend free. Students from other school districts may attend for $100. Students who attend every day will take the September 12th ACT for free.

 

Applications should be turned in at the De Queen High School office my Thursday, July 9th in order for teachers to plan for the correct number of materials.

 

Registration Form

 

FBC DE QUEEN VBS  07/13-17

 

The First Baptist Church in De Queen will be holding Vacation Bible School Monday, July 13th - Friday, July 17th from 9 am - 12 noon each day for children ages Preschool - 6th grade.

 

The Pre-registration pool party will be held Sunday, July 12th from 5 pm - 7 -pm at the De Queen City Pool.

 

For van pick-up call 870-642-2151. The church is located at 1535 W. Collin Raye Drive in De Queen.

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

SOUP KITCHEN

The Horatio 1st Assembly of God will hold a soup kitchen on the 1st 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.

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 LIBRARIES HOURS

De Queen Horatio Gillham
200 West Stilwell Avenue
(870) 584-4364
108 Main Street
(870) 832-6882
202 West 2nd Street
(870) 386-5665
Mon-Fri   9a - 5p
Sat         9a - 12p
Tues & Thurs      9:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Wednesday        1:00-5:00p
Sat                    9a-12p
Tues & Thurs      9:00a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    9a-2p
Lockesburg Ben Lomond  
112 East Main Street
(870) 289-2233
448 Wilson Creek
(870) 287-4374
 
Wed & Thurs      8:30a-5:30p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    9a-12p
Tues & Thurs      8:30a-5:30p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                     9a-12p
 

 

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.