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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.

 

LAKE SIDE 4H ANGEL TREE     12/01-12/20

 

Lakeside 4-Hers has their Angel Tree up at Bear State Bank. Please go by, pick up an Angel and help some child have a good Christmas. Return your Angel Gift back to the bank by December 20th.

 

Thank you so much for helping some children have a Merry Christmas.

 

BENEFIT SUPPER AND AUCTION FOR ALICIA BROWN WILLIAMS     12/02

 

A benefit supper and auction will be held Friday, December 2nd at 5pm in the De Queen High School cafeteria for Alisha Brown Williams. For more information, call 870 584 6700

2ND GRADERS AT DE QUEEN PRIMARY TO PERFORM "THE NUTCRACKER"     12/02

The second graders at De Queen Primary will perform their Christmas musical, The Nutcracker, on Friday, December 2nd with performances at 9:30 and 1:30 in the high school auditorium. If you have any questions, call the primary school at 870 642 3100.

SEVIER COUNTY CATTLEWOMEN'S HOLIDAY BAZAAR     12/03

The Sevier County Cattlewomen's Association Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 3rd in the old De Queen Elementary School cafeteria from 10am to 3pm. Come out and shop locally for your Christmas gift and support a good cause.

"ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR"     12/03

The L.F. Henderson PTO's 2nd Annual "All I Want For Christmas Bazaar" fundraiser is Saturday from 10am to 3pm in the L.F. Henderson Intermediate school. For more information, call Wendy Huddleston at 903 824 8990.

DE QUEEN CHRISTMAS PARADE SCHEDULED     12/03

De Queen Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Annual Christmas Parade at 6pm on December 3rd. For more information, or to register a float, please call Patty Sharp at 870 584 3225.

Officials in De Queen have said, in the event of bad weather, they will make a decision on whether or not to postpone the parade by 3pm Saturday. If this happens, the parade will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 10th at 6pm.

LOCKESBURG CHRISTMAS PARADE SCHEDULED     12/03

Lockesburg City Hall would like to invite you and your organization to participate in the Lockesburg Christmas Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at 4pm. All participants are asked to meet at the park by 3:30 on the afternoon of the parade. For an entry form to the Lockesburg Parade click here.

Officials in Lockesburg have said, in the event of bad weather, they may postpone their parade. If this happens, the parade will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 10th at 4pm.

HORATIO CHRISTMAS PARADE SCHEDULED     12/03

Horatio will be hold their annual Christmas Parade on December 3rd at 2pm. Deadline to enter a float will be Thursday, December 1st. Floats will line up at the Horatio Football Field parking lot in front of the stadium off Hwy 41.

Officials in Horatio have said, in the event of bad weather, they will make a decision on whether or not to postpone the parade by 11am Saturday morning. If this happens, the parade will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 10th at 2pm.

2016 TOUR OF HOMES     12/04

The Sevier county 4-H Leader's Association's 2016 Tour of Homes is Sunday from 2 to 4 pm. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased the day of the tour at each home or you may purchase them in advance at the KDQN studios, First State Bank or the Sevier county Extension Office. For more information, call 870 584 9592.

BEEKEEPING CLASS OFFERED     12/05

 

If you’ve ever been interested in beekeeping, now is your chance to learn the ins-and-outs of the art. Sevier County Extension will host a Basic Beekeeping class on Monday, December 5, 2016 at UA Cossatot in De Queen in the Adams Building at 6:00 pm. Jon Zawislak, University of Arkansas Entomology will be presenting the class. Please pre-register by calling Sevier County Extension at (870) 584-3013 by November 28.

 

PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING CLASSES     12/05

 

The Sevier County Extension Office will be conducting two Pesticide Applicator training sessions on Tuesday, December 6th at 2:30 and 5:30pm in the Adams Building. For more information call 870 584 3013 or to see the flyer click here.  Pre-registration is not required.

 

DE QUEEN CHURCH OF CHRIST FOOD PANTRY     12/06

 

The De Queen Church of Christ will open its food pantry Tuesday, December 6th from 9am to 1 pm.

 

DE QUEEN LIONS CLUB RADIO AUCTION     12/08-12/09

 

Don't miss the annual De Queen Lions Club Radio Auction on Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th. The De Queen Lions Club Auction begins at 5:30 each evening on your #1 Country 92.1.

 

Show up in person at First State Bank in De Queen on Collin Raye Drive or tune in to the Radio and bid by phone at 870 642-4423.

 

ONE COMMUNITY ONE DREAM #GIVEBACK 5K & FOOD DRIVE     12/10

 

The Horatio Elementary C.Y.C.L.E 1 program will be hosting a 5K & Food Drive on Saturday, December 10th at the Horatio High School. Registration is $20 per participant and begins at 11:30am with the Race Starting at Noon. All proceeds will benefit the Horatio Elementary C.Y.C.L.E. 1 Program. Canned goods will be donated to the Senior citizen Center. For more information contact Curtis Black at 870 832 1930 or you can receive a registration form by emailing Liz Power at lpower@horatioschools.org.

HOLLY JOLLY FESTIVAL     12/10

There will be a Holly Jolly Festival from 9am to 4pm Saturday, December 10th in the North Park Shopping Center. There will be various vendors. For more information or to set up a booth, please call 870 584 6057.

FOUR STATES CATTLE CONFERENCE COMING TO TEXARKANA    12/13

 

Area experts and producers will speak about how to best prepare cattle for the winter months and maximize profitability in an unpredictable market at the Four States Cattle Conference, December 13.

Paul Beck, a professor and animal scientist at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope, Arkansas, will talk to producers about winter cow nutrition.

The conference will be held at the Texas A&M University of Texarkana, University Center Building, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas.

 Registration is $70 per couple and $45 per individual. The cost of attendance also includes a catered lunch, beverages, and snacks.

To register, send a check or money order payable to “Clark County CES, 640 South 6th St., Suite B, Arkadelphia, AR 71923,” along with your name, organization, phone number, email and mailing address.

The conference is set to begin at 8:00 a.m.

 

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.