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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Cossatot River State Park.

 

DAISY STATE PARK SCHEDULED EVENTS

 

Click here for listing of special programs at Daisy State Park.

 

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO BEGIN     

 

Southwest Arkansas Development Council, INC. will start their 2016 Summer Cooling Program, for Electricity only, on July 5th. Taking applications on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm -3pm at 605 E Haes in De Queen until funds are depleted.

 

DE QUEEN SENIORS TO REGISTER AND HAVE PICTURES TAKEN      07/25  

 

Registration has been scheduled for De Queen Junior and Senior High students beginning Monday, July 25th. High school students will also have their pictures taken on the day they register in the auditorium.

 

Seniors will need to call 642-2426 to make an appointment between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Juniors will have their pictures taken from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28th and Sophomores will have their pictures taken on Monday, August 1st between 1 and 5:30 p.m.

 

 

HATTON BAPTIST CHURCH SCHEDULES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL   07/25 - 07/29

 

"SonWest Roundup" Vacation Bible School has been scheduled at Hatton Baptist Church for July 25th through July 29th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm for ages 4 and up. Closing program Friday July 29th at 6:00pm. Call 870 385-7796 or 870 385 7722 for more information.

 

Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever.  Hebrews 13:8

 

THE ASSOCIATION FOR A GREATER YARBOROUGH QUARTERLY MEETING SCHEDULED   07/25

 

The Association for a Greater Yarborough will have  quarterly meeting July 25, 2016 at 6pm at the Yarborough Community Center. Guest speakers will be from the Senior Lunch program. Make plans to attend.

 

ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL 9TH GRADE PARENT/STUDENT NIGHT        07/26

 

Ashdown High School 9th Grade Parent/Student Night will be Tuesday, July 26th from 6-7 pm. ASH Principal Kay Your, Teachers and Beta Club Members will speak to incoming freshmen and parents and tours will be given of the high school. Hot dogs will be provided.

 

HORATIO ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB MEETING     07/26

 

The Horatio athletic booster club is having a meeting July 26 at 7:00 pm in the Horatio high school cafeteria. We will be electing the new officers and adopting our new bylaws. All interested in becoming a member please come to meeting .

 

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP OFFERED     07/26

 

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will help small businesses create a free website during a workshop July 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in De Queen. Businesses will learn step-by-step how to create a free account and an attractive, five-page website using Weebly. The free workshop, sponsored by First State Bank of De Queen, will be held at UA Cossatot. To register, call 870-230-5184, email asbtdc@hsu.edu, or go online at http://asbtdc.org/training/arkadelphia-events/.

 

 

DE QUEEN SCHOOL REGISTRATION SCHEDULE  07/28-08/4

De Queen:

     Primary (K-2nd):                  Aug 4    9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

     Elementary (3rd, 4th & 5th)   Aug 4   9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

     Middle  (6th)                       Aug 2    9:00 am to Noon

     Middle   (7th)                      Aug 2   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

     Middle   (8th & 9th)              Aug 2    8:00 am to 11:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

     High      (10th)                    Aug 1    6:00 pm 

     High      (11th)                    July 28   6:00 pm

     High      (12th)                    July 25   6:00 pm

 

 

A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS     07/29

 

After a hot day of diamond searching, join us for a fun-filled evening under the stars! Our park superintendent has granted special permission for a one-night-only public star party in the Crater of Diamonds search area, on July 29. We will take a closer look at stars and planets through the telescopes and guidance of volunteer astronomer Rick Floyd, of Murfreesboro, Arkansas.

 

This special presentation is free and open to the public. Participants should meet at the gate between the Visitor Center and Diamond Springs Water Park by 9 p.m., wear sturdy shoes, and bring drinking water, a flashlight, binoculars, and a chair, if desired. The program will last about 2 hours. For more information, please contact Crater of Diamonds State Park at 870-285-3113 or www.CraterofDiamonds@arkansas.com.
 

BLOOD DRIVE TO BE HELD AT WAL-MART     07/30

 

Life Share Blood Center will have a mobile blood unit at Wal-Mart on Saturday July 30th from 1pm to 6pm. There will be a Spanish interpreter who will be there to help answer questions.

 

3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT   07/30

 

3 On 3 Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 30th in the Horatio Gym for age groups 7th Grade and under, 8th-12th Grade and 18 years and older. $10.00 per player. The proceeds will go towards the Sevier County 13 & 14 year old State Champion teams uniforms and lodging while at the World Series in Pineville, Louisiana on August 5th. For more information about the Tournament, please call Alidya McKiever 870 582 2696 or Brandi Carver 870 279 5270 or click here to see the flyer.

 

OLD UNION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH HAVING REVIVAL    07/31-08/03

 

Old Union Missionary Baptist Church will be having revival July 31-August 3rd. Bro. Archie Phillips from Broken Bow will be the evangelist.

 

July 31st Sunday- Morning Service 11:00am and evening service 6:00pm. Monday-Wednesday 7pm nightly. Bro. Donnie Davis- Pastor

 

SEVIER COUNTY EQUALIZATION BOARD MEETING    08/01

 

The Sevier County Equalization Board will meet on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. in the Sevier County Assessor's Office. The Purpose of these meetings is to schedule meetings for appeal hearings related to property appraisals. These meetings are open to the public.

 

DE QUEEN CHURCH OF CHRIST VBS      08/06

 

De Queen Church of Christ will have "Bible Animals" Vacation Bible School on Saturday, August 6th from 10:00am to 12:30pm. for any child 2yrs old thru 5th grade.

 

REGISTRATION SET AT DIERKS HIGH SCHOOL     08/04

 

Registration has been set for Thursday, August 4, to issue class schedules in the high school office for the upcoming year. These schedules reflect the courses selected last spring during the CAP conferences. To students new to the district, a class schedule will be created at this time. Please refer to times below that schedules may be picked up.

The 7th grade orientation will be held on August 4, in the high school cafeteria, beginning at 8:30 A.M. All 7th grade students and parents are encouraged to attend this meeting for the opportunity to tour the high school campus, receive class schedules, pay any fees, and address any other questions.

8:30- 9:30  - 7th Grade Orientation
9:30-11:00 - 8th & 9th Grade
12:00-1:30 - 10th-12th Grade

 

DE QUEEN PRIMARY & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SET REGISTRATION     08/04

 

De Queen Primary and Elementary School will have registration for the 2016-2017 school year on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 9:00-1:00 and from 3:00-6:00. Parents will find out their child's assigned teacher and will make arrangements for transportation at this time. All new students to the district will register in the Primary and Elementary Cafeterias. New students to the district must bring a birth certificate, social security card, immunization record and a proof of address like a utility bill to register.

La Escuela Primaria Y Elemental de De Queen tendrá registratión para el año escolar 2016-2017 el Jueves, 4 de Agosto 2016 de 9:00-1:00y de 3:00-6:00. Los padres se enterarán de la maestro asignada a su niño/a y harán arreglos para transporte a este tiempo. Todos los estudiantes nuevos al distrito se registrarán en la cafeteria de la Escuela Primaria Y Elemental. Los estudiantes nuevos al distrito deben traer su act de nacimiento, tarjeta de seguro social, tarjeta de immunización, y prueba de dirección como un bil de utilidad para registrar.
 

 

KIDS FEST COMING TO DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY      08/07-08/09

 

De Queen First Assembly will host Kids Fest 2016, with Thomas and Angelia Carpenter, for children ages 4-12, August 7th-9th. Sunday morning Kids Fest will be held during Children's Church at 10:30 am and Sunday evening-Tuesday evening will begin at 6pm.

 

ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS HOST CHEER CAMP      08/10

 

Ashdown High School Cheerleaders host Cheer Camp for anyone within the ages of 3-8 at the AHS Gymnasium on August 9th & 10th from 1pm to 4pm. The camp cost $30 which include a shirt and snacks for both days of camp. Click here for the Registration Form. If you have questions you may contact Coach Pierce at hpierce@ashdownschools.org.

 

PRAYER RALLY  "SAVE OUR SCHOOLS" SCHEDULED     08/12

 

There will be a prayer rally at the De Queen Schools Administration building on August 12th at noon. The event is called "Save Our Schools." This is an opportunity to pray for all of the students preparing to return to school after the summer break. The prayer vigil is being sponsored by Stand Up For America. Please join us to show your support for the schools and students of De Queen and the surrounding areas.

 

 

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAM SCHEDULED AT WICKES LIBRARY         

 

The Wickes Library is having the opening of the summer program this week on Wednesday June 8th. The time is 10am until noon. We will also be having a watermelon seed spitting contest. The program will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week. Prizes will be given for every contest we have plus perfect attendance. There is something planned for each day.

De QUEEN CHURCH OF CHRIST FOOD PANTRY

The De Queen Church of Christ across from the hospital will open its food pantry every Tuesday from 9 am to 1pm. Everyone is welcome.

SEVIER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

The public libraries in Sevier County schedule special programs and events each month.  For this month's information check out the Library Snippets page by clicking here.

AMERICAN LEGION MONTHLY MEETING

American Legion Post 54 meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Legion Hut, 513 N. 8th Street in De Queen.  For more information contact Dave Dampier at (870) 582-4564.

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH

Joy Fellowship Ministries of the Horatio Assembly of God Church hosts a community lunch on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Lunch is served at the J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall from 11 am - 1 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  There is no charge, just lots of food, joy and fellowship.

FREE EDUCATION SEMINAR

The De Queen branch of the Sevier County Library will host a free education seminar to answer questions about Arkansas Medicaid, ARKids First and your benefits from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month from December to June.

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES

UA Cossatot is offering free English classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m. in the Adult Education Center. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes are available. For more information, call Jennifer Black at 584-1135.

AFTER SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM

Saint Barbara Catholic Church is participating in an after school child nutrition program by serving snacks every Tuesday from 4:45 to 5 p.m. and every Wednesday from 5 to 5:15 p.m. For more information, call the church at 642-2256.

GILLHAM TIGERS 4H CLUB

The Gillham Tigers 4H Club will be meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 at the Gillham Fire Station. Kids ages 5-19 are welcome to join. For more information call Dianne Rosson at 870 582 1738 or Susan Shelton at 870 582 4410.

SOUP KITCHEN

The Horatio 1st Assembly of God will hold a soup kitchen on the 3rd 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.

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
200 West Stilwell Avenue
(870) 584-4364

Mon-Fri   9a - 5p
Sat         9a - 12p

108 Main Street
(870) 832-6882

Tues & Thurs      9:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Wednesday        1:00-5:00p
Sat                    9a-12p

Lockesburg Gillham
112 East Main Street
(870) 289-2233

Wed & Thurs      8:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    8:30a-12:30p

202 West 2nd Street
(870) 386-5665

Tues & Thurs      9:00a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    9a-2p

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.