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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.

 

ACT & SAT REGISTRATION DEADLINES  05/08

The deadline to register for the June 6 SAT and the June 13 ACT is Friday, May 8. Contact Ramona Hill at De Queen Schools for more information.

SCAN VAN IN DE QUEEN    05/11

May 11th the Wadley Scan Van will be at the De Queen   Library. If you would like to schedule a screening please call 1-888- 792-3539.

ASHDOWN RETIREMENT RECEPTION  05/12

Four employees of the Ashdown School District will be honored at a reception to be held on Tuesday, May 12, from 4:00-5:00 on the front lawn of the Little River County Courthouse. (Inclement weather will move the reception inside to the lobby of the courthouse.)

DIERKS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING  05/13

The regular monthly meeting of the Dierks School Board has been postponed

until Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. due to scheduling conflicts. We will send an agenda ASAP.

UA COSSATOT TO BE CLOSED FOR IN-SERVICE  05/13-14

UA Cossatot will be closed to the public on May 13 and 14 so that all employees may attend in-service on the Ashdown campus. 

The college and all associated affiliations including the UA Extension service in Sevier and Little River Counties will begin summer hours on Monday, May 18.   The new hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

DE QUEEN SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET  05/14

The De Queen High School scholarship banquet will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 6 P.M. in the high school cafeteria.  Seniors who are receiving scholarships along with parents and scholarship donors will be invited to attend.

Anyone who would like  to provide a scholarship to a member of the 2015 class may call Ramona Hill at 642-2426 by May 8.

RUSTY RELICS TRACTOR SHOW  05/16

The Rusty Relics 12th annual Antique Tractor Show will be held in Nashville, Arkansas at the home of Roger & Lesley White on Saturday, May 16th from 9 am to 4 pm. The home is located 5 miles West of Nashville on Hwy 371, then right on Hwy 355 North for approximately 3 miles. It is on the corner of 355 North & Yorks Chapel Rd (watch for signs).

There will be a tractor parade, tractor games & races, concessions, kid's activities, bounce houses and more. There will be a drawing for a 1945 B Longhood John Deere. Tickets are $5 each or 6 / $25.

For more information contact Roger White at 870-845-2769 or Bob White at 870-845-9237.

BENEFIT CHICKEN DINNER AT 1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  05/13/15

The Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church of De Queen will be holding a barbecue chicken dinner Sunday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m., immediately after worship. Menu includes chicken, beans, slaw, dessert and drink. Takeouts will be available at 11:30 a.m.  Admission is by donation. Proceeds go for church renovation fund.

PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK AT DE QUEEN LIBRARY 05/18-22

May 18th – 22nd will be “Patron Appreciation” week at the De Queen Library. There will be snacks, coffee and giveaways.  Stop in and see what goodies we will have to give to the most important people to us, Our Patrons!

 

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.