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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.

 

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.

FOOD DRIVE  NOW - 10/31

KDQN and First National Bank are conducting a food drive to benefit the Chalice Cupboard. For each item of non-perishable food you drop off between now and October 31st at the KDQN studios or First National Bank, you'll receive one entry in a drawing for a Pruett's Food gift card.

HORATIO FFA RAFFLE  NOW - 10/31

The Horatio FFA is selling tickets for their annual gun raffle for $25 each, but they are only selling 400 tickets. They will be rafflisng offf 10 name grand guns on October 31st. To purchase a ticket contact a Horatio FFA member, stop by the Piot Stop or message them on the Horatio FFA facebook page.

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK  10/18-19

Saturday, October 18

6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.       4th Annual ½ Marathon Trail Run (8.5 hours) Trail runners love this route along the banks of the beautiful and pristine Cossatot River.  Challenge your abilities in the mountainous terrain of the River Corridor Trail.  Runners will be shuttled to the north end of the trail and run through three refueling/aid stations while on the way to the Visitor Center on the south end of the trail.  Take your time and enjoy the trail or push yourself to the limits and compete for the top honors; either way you are sure to enjoy this event.  Contact the park for more information on how to register online.  Meeting Place: Visitor Center.

Sunday, October 19

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    Crossing Through Color (1 hour 45 mins) Come join Park Interpreter Rawlings on a hike that will make you fall in love with autumn foliage.  We will be hiking to Goats Bluff to view Arkansas Fall at its finest!  It might be a little chilly so please dress appropriately.   Meeting Place:  Harris Creek Trailhead.     

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.

COLUMBUS DAY CLOSINGS  10/13

The Dierks Municipal Building will be closed on Monday, October 13th for Columbus Day. There will be no changes for trash pick up. The trash will run on Monday.

FOREMAN SCHOOLS FLU CLINIC  10/14

The Foreman School District will be holding its annual flu clinic on Tuesday, October 14th. Consent forms must be signed and returned to the school before a student can receive a flu shot or flu mist.

DE QUEEN SCHOOLS FLU CLINIC  10/16

The De Queen School District will be holding its annual flu clinic on Thursday, October 16th. Consent forms must be signed and returned to the school before a student can receive a flu shot or flu mist.

FISH FRY FUNDRAISER  10/16

The Sevier County Single Parent Scholarship Fund will be holding its 5th annual fish fry this Thursday form 4:30 to 7 pm in the Weyerhaeuser Building on the De Queen campus of UA Cossatot. Cost is $6.00 per plate and entertainment will be provided by the Argenbright Band. For more information, call 870-642-2960 or 479-287-8213.

SOUP KITCHEN  10/16

Wickes Pentecostal Church of God will be holding a Soup Kitchen from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, October 16th. The menu will include Soup, cornbread & dessert. Come and join us for good food and fellowship.

LITTLE RIVER CLASS 4 PICK-UP  10/17

The Little River County Rural Class 4 pick-up will be October 17th. This will be the last class 4 pick-up until next spring, so if you have old appliances that you would like picked up call before October 15th to be added to the list. The numbers to call are 898-5670, 898-7275, or 542-7997.

CHILI SUPPER & AUCTION 10/17

The Central Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual chili supper and auction on Friday, October 17th at the Central Fire Department and Community Building. Serving will start at 6 pm. The auction will begin at 7 pm. For more information, call 784-0953.

CHILI SUPPER 10/18

The Winthrop School Restoration Committee will host a Chili Supper and Bingo Saturday, October 18.  Chili will be served starting at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. Bingo will follow at 6:30 pm in the old school house. Join us to have a chance to will some great prizes. For more info contact Sandy McDonald 615-330-5367 or visit Winthrop School Restoration Committee Facebook page.

MARY AND MARTHA CENTER  10/18

The Mary and Martha Center's fall fundraiser will be Saturday, October 18th from 9 am to 2 pm at the new Mary and Martha Center which is located on the corner of Coulter Drive and Rockefeller by the fairgrounds. Cost is $3.00 per child and will include a hayride, bounce house, face painting, mini petting zoo and a small train ride. All proceeds will go to the center.

COSSATOT RIVER SOFTBALL TOURNY 10/18

The 1st annual Cossatot River Eagles Cheerleaders' all women's softball tournament fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 18th in Wickes. Cost is $20 per team and all proceeds will help the cheerlead3ers attend the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida. To enter call 479-216-1795 or 870-584-8471. 

RETIRED TEACHERS MEETING 10/23

The Sevier Co. Retired Teachers Association will have their fall meeting on Thursday, October 23rd. The meeting will begin with lunch starting at 11 am. The meeting will be held at Tres Agaves on Hwy 71 North in De Queen.

Our speaker will be Matt Hughes of Hughes & Associates. Matt will be providing an update for us on Health Insurance. If you haven't already provided Matt with a list of your medications, you can do so at this meeting. All retired school personnel are urged to attend.

L.F. HENDERSON CHILI FUNDRAISER  10/24

Parents are holding a chili fundraiser to purchase playground equipment for the L.F. Henderson Intermediate School in Ashdown. The chili supper will be Friday, October 24th from 5 to 6:30 in in the Ashdown High School cafeteria. Tickets will be available at the door, but for more information or tickets call 870-451-4642 or 870-898-3561.

GENEVA MISSIONARY BAPTIST REVIVAL  10/27-31

Geneva Missionary Baptist Church will be in Revival the week of October 27th through October 31st. Services begin each evening at 7 pm. Brother Verlon Wood, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Delight, Arkansas, will be the evangelist. Come and join us in the preaching of God's Word and His messages in song.

C.D. FRANKS FALL FESTIVAL  10/27

C. D. Franks Elementary School in Ashdown will hold its annual Fall Festival on Monday, Oct. 27, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and encourages everyone to attend.  Students and parents can participate in lots of activities, including face painting, bingo, bake sale, mini golf, Coke/sweet walk, football & pumpkin toss, Feed the Elephant, and much more.  There will even be bounce houses and a haunted house!  If you have never played Chicken Bingo or Kiss the Pig, you need to come and check it out!

Cash prizes and home decor prizes will be awarded, with Blackout games every 30 minutes, and food will also be available.

The event is sponsored by the CDF PTO, and they hope to see you there.

AHS KNITTING CLUB  10/28

The AHS Knitting Club will sponsor a Community Knitting Night on Tuesday, October 28 from 4-6 p.m. at the AHS library.  All members of the community are invited.  From beginner to advanced, please come and enjoy visiting with others interested in textile arts. 

Bring your favorite project and current project to share with the group.  Students will be teaching a beginner "no stitch" project, "Spirit Gloves."  Also students will be teaching beginner knitting and crochet techniques.

Come and enjoy the fun!  For any questions, call AHS Knitting Club Sponsor, Amy Silva at 870-898-3562.

 

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.