Cossatot Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish Fry

Cossatot Volunteer Fire Department is having their annual mmbership drive and Fish Fry on Saturday, March 28 starting at 5 p.m, at 1930 Hwy. 70 East in De Queen. 

The meal includes fish, hushpuppies, fries, cole slaw and pinto beans. Cost is $40 per household/911 address (for your membership) or $10 a plate. Pay your membership dues/911 address at the Fish Fry and get up to three plates free. Any and all donations will be accepted and appreciated. Harmony will be here again for entertainment. Live auction. Contact one of the presons below is you are able to bring a dessert: Ashley Johnson, 870-784-1360 or Marion Emerson at 870-584-9753. If you are not able to attend, mail your membership dues to Cossatot VFD, 1930 Hwy. 70 East, De Queen, AR 71832. 


UA Cossatot Career Fair 

UA Cossatot will hold a career fair on April 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Adams Building on the De Queen campus. Many different industries will be present and are interested in employees for full-time, part-time, and internships. Registration is not required. 

For more information, contact David Sirmon at 870-584-1136 or


Spring Golf Classic Sponsored by Gentry Chevrolet

Spring Golf Classic, hosted by De Queen First Assembly, Saturday, April 4, at 8 a.m. at the Cedar Creek Golf Course at Beavers Bend

This is a two-person scramble tournament. $100 per team. 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Closes to the pin and longest drive contest. Also a chance to win $10,000 and many more prizes. Everyone is invited. To register call 870-584-3435 or 479-774-2798


Irvan Family Reunion

The Annual Benjamen Franklin Irvan Family Reunion will be held Sunday March 29, at the Irvan Homeplace. A potluck lunch will be served at 12 noon. We look forward to seeing you there.

Donna Mitchell 102 Hale LN., Horatio- 870-832-2841


Hunter’s Education Class

A one day Hunters Ed class will be held on Saturday, March 28, at the Adam’s Building on UA Cossatot Campus in De Queen from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will need to bring a sack lunch and you must attend all day in order to test.

Anyone born after 1968 must complete a hunter’s education course and carry a valid hunter’s education card to hunt in Arkansas. Children under 16 may hunt without the class as long as they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 yor older. There is no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter’s education however, the educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level. Arkansas recognizes hunter’s education cards from other states. Arkansas’s hunter’s education program is recognized in all states, as well as in Canada and Mexico.

You must sign up by going to: There is a limit of 20 participants so you may want to sign up early. If you have any questions, call Kim Frachiseur at the Sevier County Extension Office at 870-584-3013


Hometown Health Coalition training meeting

In the last Hometown Health Coalition meetings, attendees have expressed interest in a Youth Mental Health First Aid training. There will be local training in the next few months available to coalition members as well as schools and other community partners.

De Queen Mena Educational Coop will be hosting a training on April 15 at the Gillham location from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $10 and lunch will be provided. Registration is required and seating is limited. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to attend.


Become a CASA volunteer

At this time a child in foster care needs your help. You will be the person who will listen when no other person can, you will advocate for the best interest of these children in court, at school, and in the community. You will help them find a safe permanent home. You can support a child who has been abused and/or neglected. Become a volunteer with CASA! 

For more information about our volunteer opportunities call the De Queen office at 870-518-4020 or the Mena office at 479-243-9277.

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