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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

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LRC CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM: LAND OF TREES   11/21-12/31

Two Rivers Museum's sixth annual Christmas at the Museum: Land of Trees exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, November 21 through December 31, 2014.  Admission is free.  Different groups have decorated 22 trees with the theme "All I Want for Christmas".  This activity is sponsored by the Little River County Historical Society.  The museum is located on Main Street in Ashdown and is open from 10 am until 4 pm Monday through Saturday.   

LITTLE RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY DINNER   12/19

Little River county Historical Society's Candlelight Dinner will be Friday, December 19, 6:00 p.m., at Cuz's Courthouse Cafe, located across the street from the beautiful Little River courthouse in Ashdown.  a traditional Christmas dinner will be served.  Cost is $25.  Tickets may be purchased at Two Rivers Museum or the Castle Antiques.

DE QUEEN SHOW CHOIR 12/19-20

The De Queen High School Show Choir will perform at the Lace Lane Festival of Lights on December 19 at 6 p.m.  The students will sing holiday music.  Lace Lane is 2 miles north of the E-Z Mart on 9th Street in De Queen.  The public is invited to attend.

The De Queen High School Show Choir will perform a reader’s theatre at the Sevier County Museum.  This year the reading will be The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.  This event is December 20 at 6 p.m. at the Sevier County Museum in Herman Dierks Park.  The public is invited to attend.

LITTLE RIVER HOLIDAY SCHEDULE  12/22-01/02

The Little River County transfer station will closed Thursday and Friday, December 25th-26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Trash collection for the week of December 22-26th will run as follows: Monday - Regular Schedule, Tuesday - Regular Tuesday routes and one Thursday route, Wednesday - Regular Wednesday routes and one Thursday route. Please have all trash out by 7 am.

The Little River County Court House will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 25-26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

The Little River County Transfer Station and the Little River County Courthouse will be closed Thursday, January 1st in observance of New Year's Day. Thursday's trash route will run of Friday, January 2nd.

SEVIER COUNTY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE  12/22-01-15

The City of De Queen City Hall will be closed December 25th and 26th for the Christmas Holiday and January 1st for New Year's Day.

The garbage schedule for the week of December 22nd will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday will remain the same. Thursday and Friday will be picked up on Wednesday.

The garbage schedule for the week of December 29th will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday will remain the same. Thursday will be picked up on Wednesday. Friday will remain the same.

In observance of the Christmas holiday the Sevier County Courthouse will be closed from Noon, Wednesday, December 24th until 8 am Monday, December 29th.

The Sevier County landfill will close at Noon, Wednesday, December 24 and resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, December 27th. Solid waste satellite stations will be closed Thursday, December 25th and resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, December 27th.

In observance of the New Year's holiday, the Sevier County Courthouse, landfill and solid waste satellite stations will be closed Thursday, January 1st.

FIRST DAY HIKE  01/01

On January 1st 2015, celebrate the new year with a “First Day Hike!” Bring your family and friends to Daisy State Park to get started on your resolutions for a healthy lifestyle. You can explore nature and engage in physical activity while taking a family friendly excursion. Please dress for the weather and bring water with you. Our trek is just short of a mile in length. Join us at 1:00 P.M., outside at the visitor information center to begin the hike. Admission is free. (Hike will last approx.1 hour) Call 870-398-4487 for more information.

CAST IRON COOKING WORKSHOP  01/17 & 01/31

Join the staff of Daisy State Park on January 17th or 31st, from 10AM to 1PM, for a hands-on class about cooking with Cast Iron. This unique cookware has been used throughout history for outdoor cooking and is still a great way to bring family and friends together around a campfire. Learn everything you need to know about seasoning, cleaning, and cooking with cast iron cookware. All cookware, ingredients, and utensils are supplied. Admission is $15 per person. Location will be at the DSP Interpretive Center. Class size is limited so please register by noon the day before the actual workshop by calling (870) 398-4487. Cast iron cookware (including Lodge Dutch Ovens) and accessories will be available for purchase on site in case you get hooked on this fun hobby!

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 

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 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.