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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.

 

DE QUEEN SCHOOL YEARBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE        

 

The De Queen School Yearbook have arrived and are now available for pickup Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

 

SEVIER COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING     07/02

 

The Sevier County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, July 2, at 10:00 am at the Sevier county Museum. The program will be about the Penny Family. Visitors are welcome.
 

LET FREEDOM RING CELEBRATION    07/02

 

De Queen's Let Freedom Ring Independence Day Celebration will be Saturday, July 2nd at the De Queen Sportsplex/Amphitheater.  Vendor Booths will be set up offering food for sale.  Entertainment by local talent and the Midnight Hurricanes.   Fireworks and patriotic music at dark.  For more information contact the De Queen Parks Department at 642-4140.

 

WICKES TO HOLD GOD AND COUNTRY CELEBRATION     07/04

 

The Wickes Community will be holding a God and Country 4th of July Celebration at the Wickes School Ball Field starting at 7:00 pm. Harmony will be performing from 7-9:15pm. Bring your lawn chairs. Concession will be open. Fireworks to begin 9:15pm.

 

HOLIDAY CLOSING      07/04

 

In observance of the July 4th holiday, the Sevier County Courthouse and County Landfill will be closed Monday, July 4th.  The Courthouse, landfill and Solid Waste Stations will observe normal operating hours.

 

Also, The City of De Queen will be closed Monday July 4th. The trash schedule for the week will be:

Monday will be picked up on Tuesday

Tuesday's trash will be picked up on Wednesday.

Thursday's and Friday's routes will remain the same.

 

The City of Horatio will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. The trash normally picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday.

 

freedom from blindness 5k    07/04

 

Lockesburg Lions Club will hold their "Freedom From Blindness" 5K/10K on Monday, July 4th at the park in Lockesburg and begins at 7:00 a.m.  Entry deadline is June 15th.   Registration forms are available from your website, Bank of Lockesburg, Lockesburg Grocery, Lockesburg City Hall, Lockesburg Post Office, and any Lions Club member. Can also register online at Getmeregistered.com.

 

ASHDOWN MATTERS     07/04

 

Food, Fun and More is the theme July 4th celebration at Ashdown City Park .  There will be games, food, and fun beginning at 4 pm.  All proceeds go to the Ashdown Matters, Inc. organization.  For more information call (870) 826-6081 or visit ashdownmattersinc.org.

 

 

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION     07/04

 

Newhope Volunteer Fire Department will host a 4th of July Celebration on Monday, July 4th.  Dinner and music will begin at 5 pm.  Dinners are $7.00.  Fireworks at dark.

 

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO BEGIN      07/05

 

Southwest Arkansas Development Council, INC. will start their 2016 Summer Cooling Program, for Electricity only, on July 5th. Taking applications on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm -3pm at 605 E Haes in De Queen until funds are depleted.

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.