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cossatot river state park scheduled events  

 

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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.

 

CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM  02/03 - TFN

Southwest Arkansas Development Council,  605 E Haes in De Queen will begin their Crisis Intervention Program February 3, 2015.  Hours will be 8:30 – 11:30 Tuesday thru Thursday. You must provide the following: Proof of Household income for all members 18 and older for the prior month (including all check stubs from previous month, or an earnings statement completed by your employer.  Proof of household Social Security, SSI, TEA, VA and any retirement benefits.  Must have a copy of Light Bill, Gas Bill and valid State or Government I.D.

A Shut-Off is required for Crisis Assistance.  Shut-Off Date must be within 7 days of disconnect.  Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance. For more information call 870-584-3995.

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION     03/06

 

Dierks School District will hold Kindergarten Registration on Friday, March 6 from 8 am until 3 pm.  Parents will need to bring the child's birth certificate, shot record and social security card.

 

SEVIER COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY  03/07

The Sevier County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, March 7th, at 10 a.m. at the Sevier County Museum.  The program will be about peach orchards in Sevier County.  The public is welcome.

DIERKS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING    03/10

 

The regularly scheduled Dierks School Board meeting for March has been moved to Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m.

FRIENDS OF NRA BANQUE 03/07

JP Atkins of the Cossatot Friends of the NRA announced that the 2015 Banquet will be Saturday, March 7th at De Queen High School cafeteria.  Cost is $30 each.  Special packages are available.  Call Monte Bartek at (870)279-3239 or JP Atkins at (870) 584-9557 for more information.

UMPIRE TESTING FOR BOY'S BASEBALL    03/08

There will be a meeting on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 pm at the Sportsplex in De Queen.  Anyone interested in umpiring Dixie baseball will need to attend.  Umpire testing will be done.  The cost is $35.  For further information, please contact Garry Richards at 870-784-1333AR

AR STATE POLICE COMMISSION TO MEET   03/12

The Arkansas State Police Commission will convene in its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 10 AM, Thursday, March 12th.  The commissioners will meet at State Police Administrative Headquarters located at One State Police Plaza Drive in Little Rock. Upon adjournment commissioners may meet with representatives of the Arkansas State Police Foundation.

PI DAY CELEBRATION  03/13

Umpire schools will be holding a Pi Day Celebration on Friday, March 13th beginning at noon. This will include all students K-12th grade. The afternoon will begin with an assembly in the rock building about nutrition, exercise, pi-math & literacy tutoring, and no bullying. Afterwards they will hold a 3.14 mile walk/run followed by a meal of  hot dogs, pie & a drink.

We are asking for volunteers to make pies so we can assure that every child has a piece! For more information, contact Carla Golden at 870-583-2141.

PAT CLASSES   03/17

Sevier County Extension Service will hold 2 Pesticide Applicator Training classes on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in the Agri Bldg. Room #610 on UA Cossatot Campus in De Queen.  The first class will be at 1:30 pm and the second at 5:30 pm.

EMERGENCY VEHICLE RESPONSE TRAINING    03/26

Sgt. Eric R. Henson with Arkansas State Police Troop G will conduct a free Emergency Vehicle Response Training Class for emergency personnel on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Weyerhaeuser Room of UA Cossatot De Queen Campus.

 

SPRING FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW    03/28/15

The Spring Festival and Car Show will be held at the Ida Margaret Coulter Stone Park in Lockesburg, AR on Saturday, March 28th, 2015.

Some of the activities will include a Car Show from 9:00 AM – 2 PM, Games for Children starting at 11:00 AM, Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt at 4:00 PM, Co-ed Softball, Music, Food and Craft Vendors,  A Concession Stand will be open.

Vendor fee is $10 for non-food/non-electric space.  Electric and food vendor spaces are $50.   Car Registration is $15 in advance of $20 day of show.

For more information contact Jo Anna at City of Lockesburg at 870-289-3261 or cityoflockesburg@windstream.net.

Vendor Registration                 Car Show Registration

 

DEVOE BOLLINGER, JR. MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT    04/04

The 3rd Annual Devoe Bollinger, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament date and schedule has been set for Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Texarkana Golf Ranch in Texarkana, Texas.

Check-in will begin at 11:00 am, and continue until the Shot-Gun start at 1:00 pm.  At 12 noon, authentic Tacos al Pastor with all the trimmings along with a delicious  dessert will be served for lunch.

For more information contact: Charlotte Izzo @ 870-279-0462 or Daisy Dean Spigner @ 903-490-1726 or Hunter Campbell @ 903-334-7401, www.horatiolionsbaseball.com or find us on Facebook.    Entry Form  

LITTLE RIVER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS BANQUET SET    04/09

Ouachita Baptist University Head Football Coach Todd Knight will be the keynote speaker at this year's Little River County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2015.  The event begins at 6 pm and will be held in the Barbara Horn Civic Center on the Ashdown campus of UA-Cossatot.  Tickets are $30.

 

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 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.