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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 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.

SEVIER COUNTY RODEO ROYALTY APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED  NOW-8/1

Sevier Co. Rodeo Royalty forms are being taken through August 1st at noon.  There will be someone at the fairgrounds on Aug.1 from 9-12.  Categories include:  Little Miss- 8 and under, Princess- 9-13, and Queen-14-21,

All contestants have to live or attend school in Sevier County. For more information call 870-784-8931 or 870-784-1740.

FUNDS ARE DEPLETED FOR HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE   NOW

The Southwest Arkansas Development Council is no longer taking applications for regular Home Energy Assistance.

 

ALL BACK TO SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS ON OUR
BACK TO SCHOOL PAGE

 

SPECIAL CALLED SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT     07/28

Dierks School District will hold a  Special School Board Meeting tonight, July 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the High School Library.  Items on the agenda include:   Consider computer purchases and Personnel

 

KCS RAILROAD CLOSURE  07/29

The KCS Railroad Crossing on Ladd Bridge Road will be closed Wednesday, July 29th from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon for railroad maintenance.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING    08/01

The Sevier County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, August 1st, at 10 a. m. at the Sevier County Museum.   The program will be about the history of the Scott Farm at Ultima Thule.  The public is welcome. For more information contact Gary Walker at (870) 643-2135

KIDS CRUSADE  08/02-05

Horatio First Assembly of God Church will be sponsoring a Kid's Crusade Sunday, August 2nd - Wednesday August 5th with Thomas and Angelia Carpenter beginning at 6 pm each night. The event will be for children ages 3 through 11. If children ages 2 and younger would like to attend, they must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 870-832-6204.

PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR 08/04

 

LifeShare is having a blood drive Tuesday August 4, 2015 at Pilgrim’s Pride, 401 South 3rd Street  in De Queen

from 2pm until 7pm.  LifeShare Donor Coach will be in the parking lot between the security shack and the main entrance.  For more information, go to www.lifeshare.org or call (903) 794-3173.

 

SUMMER CRISIS PROGRAM BEGINS    08/04

The Southwest Arkansas Development Council announces their Summer Crisis Program will start August 4th, 2015. They will take applications Tuesdays from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM until funds are depleted

 

FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES   08/09

De Queen First assembly would like to invite children ages 5 to 11 years old to join us in our Back to School celebration during Word Warriors children’s church back packs with school supplies will be given to each child in attendance on Aug. 9th during the morning service which starts at 10:30 am

 

 

LITTLE RIVER COUNTY FAIR & RODEO PAGEANT ENTRY DEADLINE   08/18-22

 

Tiny Tot King & Queen contest - Entry deadline is Friday, August 7th.  Contact Lacie Beason (501) 258-2142

 

Fair Queen & Talent Show, August 14th.  Entry deadline is Friday, August 7th. Contact Lonni Dollarhide (903) 278-9013.

 

Rodeo Queen, Jr. Queen, & Princess Contest.  Entry deadline is Saturday, August 1st.  Contact Kimber Kennemore (903) 826-9212.

 

SEVIER COUNTY FAIR & RODEO  8/22-8/26

 

The 78th annual Sevier County Fair & Rodeo will be held Saturday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 29th at the Fairgrounds in De Queen.  Click here for complete fair book with schedule, entry forms and contact information.

 

 

Texarkana AR Elks Lodge presents a Lei’d Back Luau    08/29

 

Texarkana AR Elks Lodge presents a Lei’d Back Luau to benefit the Pink Ride-Texarkana, a local non-profit organization  helping local cancer victims with unpaid medical experiences.  This event on August 29th will start with a Poker Run at 11:30 am and end with a Drawdown and Dance beginning at 7:00 p.m. Live music by the local band “Relentless”.  For additional information contact the Arkansas Elks Lodge between 2:00 & 10:00 p.m. daily at 870-772-7839 .

 

FREE BUSINESS CONFERENCE     07/31

The 2015 Southwest Arkansas Business & Development Conference...Building Arkansas One Small Business At A Time is coming to the Weyerhaeuser Building on the U of A Cossatot campus in De Queen July 31st. This free program is open to the public from noon to four p.m. and includes a lunch with area lending institutions. To register for the conference, contact the Arkansas Human Development Corporation at 1-800-482-7641. Together, we're Building Arkansas One Small Business At A Time.

 

COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION DATES    08/11-12

Southwest Arkansas Development Council will be distributing commodities on Tuesday August 11 from 8:30 AM till 11:30 AM in Horatio, in De Queen from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Ben Lomond August 12 from 9:30 AM till 10:30 AM and in Lockesburg from 11:30 AM till 1:00 PM. Recipients will need proof of income for every household member and Social Security   Numbers for every household member.

 

DISABILITY HUNT APPLICATION DEADLINE  09/01

Southern Sportsmen Foundation is pleased to announce their 2015 hunt schedule for whitetail deer.  This hunt is for individuals that have a severe mobility impairment &/or a life-threatening illness.

The youth “Hunt of a Lifetime” will be held near Mineral Springs, AR November 6th through November 8th, 2015 at Starch Creek Hunting Club.  This event is for youth hunters up to 18 years old.

Youth hunters must be able to arrive by 3:00 PM on November 5th for a pre-hunt orientation & must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian.

The adult hunt nicknamed the “Redneck Safari” will be held near Foreman, AR November 18th through 20th, 2015.   

Adult hunters must be able to arrive by 11:00 AM on November 13th and are welcome to bring a non-hunting companion.  Six (6) disabled hunters and two (2) alternates will be drawn for this event.  Every year hunter’s have had numerous shot opportunities with most hunters bagging a deer. 

For both hunts lodging, meals & license will be provided by the foundation.  However, hunters will be responsible for their travel expense.  Hunters born after December 31, 1968 & at least 16 years old must possess a valid hunter’s safety card.  All hunt applications must be received by September 1, 2015.  Hunters chosen will be notified by September 30, 2015.

For more information contact Mike Cranford at mike.cranford@sharingtheoutdoors.com

Please do not apply for this hunt unless you are serious about attending.

Application

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.