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HORATIO MUSEUM ASSOCIATION RAFFLE   NOW - 12/06

The Horatio Museum Association is selling raffle tickets, $1 each, to win $100 gift certificate from irvan's Food Mart in Horatio.  tickets are available at businesses in Horatio or you may contact Debbi Neel at (870) 832-3871.  Drawing will be held on December 6th during the Horatio Christmas parade at the Museum located next to City Hall.  All proceeds benefit the new Horatio Museum.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD   11/17-23

First Baptist Horatio is the local relay center to collect shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a division of Samaritans Purse headed by Franklin Graham.  The shoeboxes are filled with clothes , toys , hygiene items , and candy for kids who won 't get a Christmas any other way.  The gospel is also presented In the native language of the child .  Collection times are November 17,  18,  20, 21 from 5 to 7 pm.  November 19 from 4 to 6 pm.  November 22 and 24 from 9 to 11 am .  November 23 from 3/5 pm.  For questions contact Liz Trimble at 870/279-1219.

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. 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS    11/27-28

 

The City of De Queen City Hall will be closed November 27th and November 28th in observance of Thanksgiving.  The garbage schedule for the week of November 24th will be as follows:
Monday & Tuesday will be unchanged.  Thursday and Friday routes will be picked up on Wednesday

 

The Sevier County Courthouse, Landfill, and Solid Waste Satellite Stations will be closed Thursday. November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Landfill and Solid Waste Stations will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, November 29, and the Courthouse will open again at 8:00 am on Monday, December 1.

 

Due to Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday trash pickup in Little River County will be made on Tuesday, November 25th or on Wednesday, November 26th.  if your regular pick up day is Thursday, to avoid missing your track pick up, have your trash out by 7 am on Tuesday, November 25th.

 

The Little River Landfill will be closed Thursday through Saturday, November 27th through 29th in observance of Thanksgiving.

 

Lockesburg residents Tuesday and Friday trash routes will be picked up on Tuesday.  Monday and Wednesday service is unchanged. 

 

PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING OFFERED  12/2

 

Rex Herring, County Extension Agent will conduct two Private Applicator Training (PAT) sessions on Tuesday, December 2 at 1:30 and 5:30 pm at the Agriculture Building at UA Cossatot College campus in De Queen. Anyone whose PAT license has expired or those who do not have a license and need to be certified to purchase restricted products for farm or ranch use should attend one of the meetings.  For more information, call the Sevier County Extension office at (870) 584-3013.  You do not need to pre-register to attend.

 

 

Ashdown Drama Students to Present "A Charlie Brown Christmas"  12/07

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas will be performed by the drama students of Ashdown High School on Sunday, December 7 for the public community at 2:00 in the AHS auditorium and again for the high school, junior high, and elementary students on December 8 and 9.  Admission is $2 for students and $5 for adults.

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORK$      12/2-4

UA Cossatot will host the public for an opportunity to see why Community College Work$, the week of December 2.  UA Cossatot will host three events on each of the three main campuses.  They will feature different areas at each campus and tours will be available. 

De Queen Campus in the New Automotive/ Radio Broadcast Building
Tuesday, December 2         9:30 – 11:30
Featuring our new Nursing Simulation Lab

Ashdown Campus
Wednesday, December 3    9:30 – 11:30
Featuring our new Industrial Technology facilities

Nashville Campus
Thursday, December 4    9:30 – 11:30
Featuring Cosmetology and Welding programs

Area Parade dates set  12/06

The 2014 Horatio Christmas parade will be held Saturday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m.  Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 1st.  Call James Dobbins at *870) 582-1962 or Nancy Resdendiz at (870) 784-2953.  Cash prizes will be awarded for floats.

The Annual De Queen Sevier County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade has been scheduled for Saturday, December 6th at 6 pm. These for this year's parade is "A Magical Christmas.  Vote on the best decorated tree at the Fifty Annual "Festival of the Trees"  Vendors will have booths set up around the courthouse square from 4 until after the parade to allow last minute shoppers the opportunity to pick up some unique gifts while they are waiting for the parade to start. Santa will be in his house immediately after the parade to greet the kids.   For more information call Patty Sharp at 584-2446.

LUNCH WITH SANTA BENEFIT     12/06

The De Queen Fire Department will hold a Lunch with Santa benefit for Myleigh Marshall on Saturday, December 6th from noon until 3 pm or sold out.  They will serve a smoked chicken dinner with sides and dessert for $5 donation per plate.  Myleigh is the 4 year-old daughter of firefighter Jeff Marshall and his wife Ginger.  She was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 when she was 18 months old.  This disease caused tumors to grow anywhere on or in the body.

CHILDREN'S TURNER FOUNDATION 5K   12/06

Team Myleigh Marshall is holding a 5K night run fundraiser to benefit Children's Tumor Foundation on December 6th after the De Queen Christmas Parade.  Click here for PDF flyer and entry form.

CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES  12/07

The 2014 Christmas Tour of Homes will be Sunday, December 7 from 2 - 4 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $10 each and can be picked up at KDQN, First State Bank & Horatio State Bank. Door prizes from each home will be drawn on Monday, December 8th on KDQN. All proceeds go to the Sevier County 4-H Leaders to assist with continuing the education of the youth of this County.

FAIR BOARD MEETING    12/09

The Sevier County Fair Board will hold their December meeting on Tuesday, December 9th at 6 pm.  First order of business will be election of officers for the coming year.  The meeting is open to the public.

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.

 

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.