Salvation Army ringers needed

The Salvation Army will be starting its annual Christmas season bell ringing at Walmart, Nov. 29 through Christmas Eve. They are getting a sizeable number of churches, civic organizations and government related people to help sponsor and staff this daily activity, but there is always a need for more ringers. Each year a good bit of money is raised because of this activity and it all stays local so as to provide funds for people’s needs and emergencies. Ringers are needed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call Tammy Simmons at 870-582-2908 or the store at 870-642-3463


Christmas Open House

Celebrate the holidays with the staff at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m. at Cossatot River State Park Natural Area

Bring your kids to share their Christmas wish with Santa Claus. Bring your camera if you would like a photo. Enjoy spectacular decorations in the Visitor Center and the trail of lights outside.

Other activities available include a Christmas movie, a craft, face painting and a chili dinner served by the Nazarene Church’s youth group. Donations for the meal will be accepted. Popcorn and hot cocoa will also be available. 

Call park staff at 870-385-2201 for more details.


Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon

De Queen Public Schools 8th Annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon,  Nov. 21, noon at the De Queen Elementary School cafeteria. All seniors are welcome.


Lockesburg Angel Tree is accepting applications

Lockesburg Lions Club is accepting “Angel Tree” applications. Lockesburg area children only. Ages 17 and under only. Applications may be picked up at: Bank of Lockesburg, Nadine’s Café, Lockesburg Post Office, Lockesburg City Hall, and Lockesburg Grocery. Please return applications to the Bank of Lockesburg by Nov. 20. 


Bank of Lockesburg canned food drive

Bank of Lockesburg is conducting a canned food drive through the week of Thanksgiving.


Monthly community lunch and events

Horatio First Assembly of God Church Joy Fellowship Ministries hosts a community lunch on the third Saturday of each month at the J.L. Walker Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome, there is no charge. Sevier County Historical Museum, 717 Walter J. Leeper Drive. 

Regular entertainment events each month include a variety show on the third Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. features local talent and occasionally showcases special guests. There is a $2 charge to help cover the museum’s expenses.

Gospel singing on the third Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at no charge and everyone is welcome to participate. The museum strives in this way to keep traditions alive. The museum welcomes interested musicians and performers.


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 please call us at our De Queen office at 870-518-40206 or our Mena office at 479-243-9277.

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