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SPEEDY MOSS DONATION ACCOUNT  NOW

 

An account has been set up for Speedy Moss and family at the Horatio State bank to help with his medical expenses. Donations may be taken to the bank or mailed to P.O. Box 347, Horatio, Arkansas 71842.

 

BREANNA RUSSELL DONATION ACCOUNT  NOW

 

A donation account has been set up at the Diamond Bank in De Queen to help with the funeral expenses of Breanna Russell who was the fiancé of Aaron Butler of De Queen. She was the daughter of Diane and Steve Russell of Eagletown.

 

BENEFIT FOR BRACKETT FAMILY  NOW - 09/30

 

De Queen Junior High teachers, students and staff are selling tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5 for a chance to win a 5' cedar swing. All proceeds will benefit the Terry Brackett family. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, September 30th.

 

SW AR CRISIS CENTER FUNDRAISER NOW - 09/30

 

The Southwest Arkansas Crisis Resource Center is selling tickets for a lifetime resident hunting and fishing sportsman's permit for $25 each or 6 for $100 as a fundraiser so they can provide services to residents in an abusive situation. The winner will be drawn at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30 at Harris Drug and Gifts and you don't have to be present to win. For tickets or for more information call 870-642-2141.

UA COSSATOT COLLEGIATE FFA GUN RAFFLE    NOW -  10/27

UA Cossatot Collegiate FFA chapter is holding a gun raffle.  Chapter members are selling tickets until October 27th.  The money raised will help send the students to Arkansas State Fair and National FFA Convention, as well as fund the FFA contest they hold every spring.  Tickets will be drawn and ten different guns will be awarded.   Drawing will be held Monday, October 27th during the UA Cossatot Collegiate FFA Chili Supper which will be held at 6:00 pm in the Adams Building on the De Queen Campus. Free admission to the chili supper with a raffle ticket.  Raffle tickets are $20 each and only 500 tickets will be sold.  Winner need not be present to win.

For more information contact Kelli Harris, UA Cossatot FFA Advisor at kharris@cccua.edu or (870) 584-4471, ext 1218.

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK  10/04-12

Saturday, October 04 

9:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.         Guided Kayak Tour (7 hours) Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River.  Our kayak adventure will start at 9:00 am at the Visitor Center Classroom and will conclude around 3:00 pm getting off the river.  The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets.  These trips are for beginners so we will not be setting a really fast pace.  The Fee includes shuttle transportation, interpretive guide service, and use of a kayak, paddle, and lifejacket.  Weather is always an issue during the Fall.  It is possible that route may change or re-scheduling may occur if water levels are to low or too high on the day of schedule tour.  The cost for the trip is $30.94 per person for the trip. Cancellations need to be given 24 hours in advance.   Payment requested at arrival, prior to trip.  If you have any questions call 1-870-385-2201, between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Meeting Place:  Visitor Center.

Sunday, October 05

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Guided Kayak Tour (7 hours) Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River.  Our kayak adventure will start at 9:00 am at the Visitor Center Classroom and will conclude around 3:00 pm getting off the river.  The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets.  These trips are for beginners so we will not be setting a really fast pace.  The Fee includes shuttle transportation, interpretive guide service, and use of a kayak, paddle, and lifejacket.  Weather is always an issue during the Spring.  It is possible that route may change or re-scheduling may occur if water levels are to low or too high on the day of schedule tour.  The cost for the trip is $30.94 per person for the trip. Cancellations need to be given 24 hours in advance.   Payment requested at arrival, prior to trip.  If you have any questions call 1-870-385-2201, between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Meeting Place:  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.

Sunday, October 12

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.      Every Tree For Itself (1 hour) What do trees need to grow?  Do you know the four components that a tree needs to survive?  Did you know that the components a tree needs to survive are the same for people?  Meet Park Interpreter Flanary as you discover these answers and then turn into a tree yourself.  Meeting Place: 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.

ASHDOWN SCHOOL FLU CLINIC DEADLINE  10/02

The Ashdown School District will be conducting its annual flu immunization clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 8.  School nurses on each campus will be sending home consent forms and information during the week of Sept. 22-26.  Parents must sign the consent forms and return them to their child's school by Thursday, Oct. 2, in order to receive the free flu immunization, according to Ashdown school nurse Melissa Wright, R.N.

LITTLE RIVER RELAY FOR LIFE  10/02

We will hold our first organizational meeting on October 2, 2014 at Big Jakes in Ashdown at 6pm.  Anyone interested in helping organize our 2015 relay for May 15, 2015 is encouraged to attend.    If you plan to have a Team, now is the time to get it organized. 

Please contact Jill Turner, Event Chair 903.278.1831  or Linda Fielding 903.276.5650 for more information.

VALLEY CEMETERY BOARD MEETING  10/04

A Valley Cemetery Board Meeting will be held on October 4th at 2 pm at the Gillham Methodist Church Fellowship hall.

HOMECOMING AT OLD NEW HOPE CHURCH 10/05

Old New Hope Church will hold it’s annual Homecoming on Sunday, October 5th, at 10:30 a.m.  Steven Chenoweth will be bringing the message.                            

The church is located on Ladd Bridge Road just off of Greens Chapel Road (about 5 miles north of Hwy 70).  Bring your lawn chairs and come out and enjoy the potluck meal.

DIERKS H.S. POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL TOURNY 10/07

Dierks High School will a Powder Puff Football Tournament at the Dierks High School Football Field  on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. The 9th grade girls, 10th grade girls, 11th grade girls, and 12th grade girls will play in a four team tournament to determine the champion. Members of the Dierks Sr. High Football Team will be the coaches.

The bracket will be as follows: 9th grade girls vs. 12th grade girls at 5:30; 10th grade girls vs. 11th grade girls at 6:00; Consolation game at 6:30; and Finals at 7:00.

Admission will be $3.00 per person. Gates will open at 5 p.m. All students and faculty will pay to attend. A concession stand will be open serving candy, chips, and drinks.

BENEFIT FOR GENE LEATHERS JR.  10/11

There will be a benefit given for Gene Leathers JR aka “Tooth Pick” of Lockesburg on October 11th 2014 at the Lockesburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Gene has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is currently receiving treatments in Texarkana.

Chicken and fish dinners with drink and all the trimmings will start at 4:30 pm. Dinners will be a donation of $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for children. An auction will start at 6:00 pm. All and any donation for the auction would be greatly appreciated. The Whisky Hill Band will start at 7:00 pm.  Be sure to bring your lawn chairs.

Also will be selling chances on at 308 Browning Bar Safari II for $5.00 each or 6 for $20.00. Which will be given away on November 3rd. Listen to KDQN for winner. $500.00 Wal-Mart gift card. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Drawing will be after the auction.

If need more information call Marie @ 479-216-6530, Johnye @ 870-584-6082 or Anna @ 870-784-4712.

CHILLI SUPPER 10/18

The Winthrop School Restoration Committee will host a Chili Supper and Bingo Saturday, October 18.  Chili will be served starting at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. Bingo will follow at 6:30 pm in the old school house. Join us to have a chance to will some great prizes. For more info contact Sandy McDonald 615-330-5367 or visit Winthrop School Restoration Committee Facebook page

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.