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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

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little river county scheduled events  

 

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SPEEDY MOSS DONATION ACCOUNT  NOW

 

An account has been set up for Speedy Moss and family at the Horatio State bank to help with his medical expenses. Donations may be taken to the bank or mailed to P.O. Box 347, Horatio, Arkansas 71842.

 

BREANNA RUSSELL DONATION ACCOUNT  NOW

 

A donation account has been set up at the Diamond Bank in De Queen to help with the funeral expenses of Breanna Russell who was the fiancé of Aaron Butler of De Queen. She was the daughter of Diane and Steve Russell of Eagletown.

 

BENEFIT FOR BRACKETT FAMILY  NOW - 09/30

 

De Queen Junior High teachers, students and staff are selling tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5 for a chance to win a 5' cedar swing. All proceeds will benefit the Terry Brackett family. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, September 30th.

 

SW AR CRISIS CENTER FUNDRAISER NOW - 09/30

 

The Southwest Arkansas Crisis Resource Center is selling tickets for a lifetime resident hunting and fishing sportsman's permit for $25 each or 6 for $100 as a fundraiser so they can provide services to residents in an abusive situation. The winner will be drawn at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30 at Harris Drug and Gifts and you don't have to be present to win. For tickets or for more information call 870-642-2141.

UA COSSATOT COLLEGIATE FFA GUN RAFFLE    NOW -  10/27

UA Cossatot Collegiate FFA chapter is holding a gun raffle.  Chapter members are selling tickets until October 27th.  The money raised will help send the students to Arkansas State Fair and National FFA Convention, as well as fund the FFA contest they hold every spring.  Tickets will be drawn and ten different guns will be awarded.   Drawing will be held Monday, October 27th during the UA Cossatot Collegiate FFA Chili Supper which will be held at 6:00 pm in the Adams Building on the De Queen Campus. Free admission to the chili supper with a raffle ticket.  Raffle tickets are $20 each and only 500 tickets will be sold.  Winner need not be present to win.

For more information contact Kelli Harris, UA Cossatot FFA Advisor at kharris@cccua.edu or (870) 584-4471, ext 1218.

FLORIDA PARENT MEETING  09/16

A meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 16th at 6 pm for the parents of the students who will be attending the Florida trip. Any student in the 6th through 9th grade that is eligible can still sign up. Pick up a packet from Mr. Faulkenberry. For more information call 870-642-2428.

SEVIER CO. DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER BOARD MEETING  09/16

The Sevier County Developmental Center's board meeting will be Tuesday, September 16th at noon at Tres Agaves in De Queen.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE  09/16

De Queen Public Schools will hold an English as a Second Language forum on September 16. The meeting will be held in the De Queen High School cafeteria at 5:30. The ESL staff will conduct the forum and provide information about ESL.

YOUNG & WEEMS FAMILY REUNION  09/20

Family and Friends of Thomas Newton Young & Georgia Weems are invited to a reunion on Saturday, September 20th at the Centerpoint Community Fire Station Building in Centerpoint beginning at 10 am. There will be a potluck dinner at noon. There will also be live music and an auction. For more information contact Lana Holley at 870-557-1026.

PROVO KIDS RODEO & BBQ  09/20

The 80th annual Provo kids rodeo and bbq will be Saturday, September 20th. Meals will be served beginning at noon and will cost $8 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. Harmony will perform at noon and Whiskey Hill will perform at 3. Rodeo events are for kids 1 to 16 and the rodeo will begin at 2. All proceeds benefit the Provo Volunteer Fire Department. For more information call 784-3053 or 582-1328.

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK  09/20-28

Saturday, September 20 – 21, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      Cossatot River Weekend Adventures (26 hours) Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. This adventure can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dutch oven cooking, evening programs and snorkeling. Contact the park to register for your adventure and for more information, 870-385-2201. Note: activities depend on weather and water levels. Fee ($95) covers kayak and tent rental, food, guides, the adventure and equipment needed for the tour.  Meeting Place: Visitor Center.

Saturday, September 27

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Guided Kayak Tour (7 hours) Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River.  Our kayak adventure will start at 9:00 am at the Visitor Center Classroom and will conclude around 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm getting off the river.  The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets.  These trips are for beginners so we will not be setting a really fast pace.  The Fee includes shuttle transportation, interpretive guide service, and use of a kayak, paddle, and lifejacket.  Weather is always an issue during the Autumn.  It is possible that route may change or re-scheduling may occur if water levels are to low or too high on the day of schedule tour.  The cost for the trip is $30.94 per person for the trip. Cancellations need to be given 24 hours in advance.   Payment requested at arrival, prior to trip.  If you have any questions and to register call 1-870-385-2201, between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Meeting Place:  Visitor Center.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.      Nature Hike (1 hour) Join Park Interpreter Flanary for this ¾ mile guided hike down to the Cossatot River to discover what wildlife may be stirring around. Wear appropriate shoes (No Flip Flops or Sandals) Dress for the weather.   Meeting Place:  Cossatot Falls Information Board.

2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.          Snorkeling Exploration (1 hour) Join park interpreter(s) as we snorkel a section of the Cossatot River and observe the underwater life while enjoying the clean, clear, cool water.  Snorkel equipment provided.  Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, Minimum age is 6.  Meeting Place: Low Water Bridge below Visitor Center.

Sunday, September 28

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Guided Kayak Tour (7 hours) Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River.  Our kayak adventure will start at 9:00 am at the Visitor Center Classroom and will conclude around 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm getting off the river.  The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets.  These trips are for beginners so we will not be setting a really fast pace.  The Fee includes shuttle transportation, interpretive guide service, and use of a kayak, paddle, and lifejacket.  Weather is always an issue during the Autumn.  It is possible that route may change or re-scheduling may occur if water levels are to low or too high on the day of schedule tour.  The cost for the trip is $30.94 per person for the trip. Cancellations need to be given 24 hours in advance.   Payment requested at arrival, prior to trip.  If you have any questions and to register call 1-870-385-2201, between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Meeting Place:  Visitor Center. 

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.      Nature Investigation (2 hour) Meet a Park Interpreter Flanary to explore nature in winter time and discuss the effects it has on plants, trees, and animals.  Dress for the weather.  Size and ability of the group will determine the length and difficulty of the hike.  This is a fun, hands-on program for families with children looking for an activity to do together.  Meeting Place:  Cossatot Falls Information Board.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Feed the Critters (1 hour) Ever wonder how or what turtles eat?  Well, it’s dinner time and the critters are hungry!  Come and watch their eating habits and learn about the animals here at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area.  Meeting Place:  Visitor Center.

HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE  09/27

A hunter education course will be offered on Saturday, September 27th from 8 am until 6 pm at the Sevier County Senior Citizen Center in the Herman Dierks Park in De Queen. For more information cal 584-3111 ext. 101.

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 

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.