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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

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

 

little river county scheduled events  

 

Check the Calendar of Events at www.littlerivercounty.org for details.

 

BENEFIT ACCOUNT SET UP FOR TARA KITCHEN BAILEY     Now

 

A benefit account has been opened at First State Bank of De Queen for Tara Kitchens Bailey, daughter of Cleatis and Barbara Kitchens.  She is a single mom that is battling cancer.  Funds are to help with medical bills and loss of income.

 

Also donations may be made for a drawing on a king size Razorback quilt (94 x 98").  $2.00 donation enters your name in drawing 1 time' $10 donation enters your name in drawing 6 times.  Donations may be made at any First State Bank location.

 

ANIMAL RESCUE RAFFLE     NOW - 05/02

 

Friends Furrever Animal Rescue is offering a "Date Night" raffle package worth $60. It includes a $30 gift card to the AMC theatre in Texarkana and a $30 gift card to Golden Corral. Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Friends Furrever at 870 648 9484.  Drawing will be held during WhistleStop Festival in Ashdown on May 2nd.

 

WICKES KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 4/28-30

Wickes Elementary School will be having Pre-Registration and Screening for next year's 2015-2016 Kindergarten classes. If you have a child, or know of a child who will be five on or before August 1st, 2015 please come to the elementary school and register them. We will be taking applications and screening children on April 28th, 29th & 30th. between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm. You will need to bring a copy of the child's birth certificate, social security card or military identification, and a current shot record. Children entering Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year will be required to have a current physical on file.

Students who are attending Pre-K at the Wickes Pre-K program will be screened during the school day. Students who are not currently enrolled in the Wickes Pre-K Program will need to be screened when they register. Please allow time for us to screen your child when you bring them to register (30 minutes).

Friday, May 1st, will be Pre-K Day. Next year's Kindergarten students will be allowed to come to Kindergarten from 8:00 am - 11:30 am that day. Lunch for Pre-K Day students will be $3.00. (This years Kindergarten students will not attend on this day.)

If you have any questions regarding these dates, please call the Wickes Elementary office at (870) 385-2346.

FOREMAN WORK DAY AUCTION  05/02

Foreman FFA is having a BBQ supper and Work Day Auction May 2nd at the High School Cafeteria. We will start serving at 5 p.m., and the auction starts at 7 p.m. Plates are 7$. Plates include: pulled pork, beans, potato salad, dessert and drinks.

 

SEVIER CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY  05/02

The Sevier County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, May 2d, at 10 A.M. at the Sevier County Museum.

The program will be about the Lockesburg dinosaur.

Benefit Chicken Dinner & Auction     05/02

A benefit chicken dinner and auction for Vince Richardson will be held Saturday, May 2nd at the Wickes Elementary Cafeteria. Food service starts at 4:00 p.m. and the Auction at 6:00.  Take-outs are available.  Cost is by donation.  They are also selling tickets for a Ruger American 308 compact rifle.   $1.00 each for 6/$5.00.

44th ANNUAL CACA SHOW AND SALE   05/02-05/03

The 44th annual Cossatot Arts & Crafts Association art show and sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd at the art center in King.   The public may view the work from 9:30 until 5 pm on Saturday and 12:30 until 4 pm on Sunday.  For more information call (870) 642-2419 or (870) 642-7170.

 

 

GRANNIS CEMETERY decoration and Homecoming   05/03

 

The 47th annual Decoration and Homecoming for the Grannis Cemetery will be Sunday, May 3rd

 

The fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church in Grannis will be open to those wishing to visit early or attend morning church services.  A covered dish lunch will be shared about 12:30, followed by an afternoon singing and visiting.

 

Door prizes will be drawn at different times throughout the afternoon during singing.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

UA COSSATOT BOARD OF VISITORS  05/04

 

The UA Cossatot Board of Visitors will meet in regular session on Monday, May 4th at 6 pm in the Board Room on the Little River County Campus in Ashdown. The meeting is open to the public.

 

De Queen Kindergarten Pre-registration    05/07

 

Kindergarten Pre-registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be held Thursday, May 7, from 12:00-5:00 P.M in the De Queen Primary School cafeteria.

When you bring your child for the pre-registration on May 7th, please bring the following documents:

 

                        Birth Certificate

                        Social Security Card

                        Immunization Record

                        Proof of Address (Example:  A utility bill)

 

Children must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2015 to attend Kindergarten  for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

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Pre-registración para kinder del año escolar 2015-2016 se llevará acabo el Jueves, 7 de Mayo de 12:00-5:00 p.m. en la cafeteria de la escuela Primaria de De Queen.  Cuando traiga a su hijo/a a pre-registración el 7 de Mayo, por favor traiga los siguientes documentos:

 

                        Acta  de Nacimiento

                        Tarjeta de Seguro Social

                        Tarjeta de Vacunas

                        Prueba de domicilio (e. Un bil)

 

Los niños tienen que tener 5 años de edad o complirlos antes del 1 de Agosto del 2015 para ser eligibles para entrar a la escuela para el año escolar 2015-2016.

 

RUSTY RELICS TRACTOR SHOW  05/16

The Rusty Relics 12th annual Antique Tractor Show will be held in Nashville, Arkansas at the home of Roger & Lesley White on Saturday, May 16th from 9 am to 4 pm. The home is located 5 miles West of Nashville on Hwy 371, then right on Hwy 355 North for approximately 3 miles. It is on the corner of 355 North & Yorks Chapel Rd (watch for signs).

There will be a tractor parade, tractor games & races, concessions, kid's activities, bounce houses and more. There will be a drawing for a 1945 B Longhood John Deere. Tickets are $5 each or 6 / $25.

For more information contact Roger White at 870-845-2769 or Bob White at 870-845-9237.

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 

SOUP KITCHEN

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

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 LIBRARIES HOURS

De Queen Horatio Gillham
200 West Stilwell Avenue
(870) 584-4364
108 Main Street
(870) 832-6882
202 West 2nd Street
(870) 386-5665
Mon-Fri   9a - 5p
Sat         9a - 12p
Tues & Thurs      9:30a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Wednesday        1:00-5:00p
Sat                    9a-12p
Tues & Thurs      9:00a-5:00p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    9a-2p
Lockesburg Ben Lomond  
112 East Main Street
(870) 289-2233
448 Wilson Creek
(870) 287-4374
 
Wed & Thurs      8:30a-5:30p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                    9a-12p
Tues & Thurs      8:30a-5:30p
Closed for Lunch 12:30p-1p
Sat                     9a-12p
 

 

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.