News Briefs – October 19, 2017

Updated: October 20, 2017

Two Rivers Museum

Chillin’ on Main will be held at the Two Rivers Museum located at 5 East Main in Ashdown. Choice of Chili or Potato Soup Served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Tickets available at Two Rivers Museum and The Castle. Proceeds to benefit Two Rivers Museum Repairs

The 9th Annual Christmas at the Two Rivers Museum

The 9th Annual Christmas at the Two Rivers Museum: Land of Trees, sponsored by the Little River County Historical Society, will be held at Two Rivers Museum located at 15 East Main Street in Ashdown. The theme is “A Disney Christmas.” The project will be open to the public from Tuesday, December 5, through December 31. Decorating will start Tuesday, November 6, and continue through December 2. Trees will remain up until the first of January 2018. Businesses, organizations, school groups, and any other group who would like to decorate a tree are to call Two Rivers Museum (870-898-7200) to register. There will be about 20 spots available- first come, first serve.

Arkansas’s 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Event

The Prescription Drug Take Back Event is sponsored by C.A.P.P. and Ashdown Police Department. It will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Return your expired or unneeded medications. The drop box is located at 745 South Locust Street in Ashdown.

Little River County Training School Alumni Association

The LRCTSAA will be selling Fish Dinners on Friday, October 20 from 10:30 a.m. till gone at the Little River County Training School Old Brown Elementary Campus. Call 318-780-4976.

Ashdown City Park basketball registration

The Ashdown City Park will hold basketball registration on Oct. 24, and Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 at Ashdown City Hall. You may also register Monday thru Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ashdown City Hall, 250 N. 2nd Street. Registration is for ages Pre-K thru 6th grade. Deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 16. For more information, call Bradley Day at 903-826-2136.

Assoc. for a Greater Yarborough – Meeting

The quarterly meeting for the Yarborough Assn will be Oct. 30, 2017 @ 6PM. We will discuss the Yarborough Christmas Party & elect new board member

Tri-County Regional Library System

The quarterly meeting of the Tri-County Regional Library System will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 5 p.m. at the De Queen branch of the Sevier County Library. Items on the agenda are: set meeting dates for 2018; computer antivirus purchase possibility; and financial updates.

The Little River County Patriots

The Little River County Patriots meet every 1st & 3rd Thursday Big Jakes BBQ Ashdown 6pm. Please join us for updates on current events in local, state and national news. Everyone is invited to attend.

Ashdown Elementary Fall Festival

The Ashdown Elementary will be hosting their annual Fall Festival on October 30, 2017 from 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Fantastic raffle prizes, petting zoo, hay ride, haunted house, games and prizes, food, bingo, face painting, sweet walk, bounce house, and so much more family fun!

Foreman City Council meeting

The monthly meeting of the City of Foreman City Council which normally is held the 3rd Monday of the month has been rescheduled for the 4th Monday, October 23rd at 6pm at the Foreman Community Center.

Trunk or Treat

There will be a trunk or treat held in Ashdown on the lot behind the pocket park on Saturday, October 28 at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Little River Chamber of Commerce.

Movie in the Pocket Park

There will be a movie showing at the pocket park in Ashdown on Saturday, October 28 at 7 p.m. The movie will be Beauty and the Beast. Come join us! Free movie and snacks sponsored by the Little River Chamber of Commerce

Ashdown Community Library

Stop by and see all the many positive changes at the Ashdown Community Library – Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday: 12-8 p.m.; and Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., closed on Monday.

UA Cossatot Ashdown Campus

UA Cossatot Ashdown Campus offers FREE GED, college preparation, and other basic adult education instruction Monday and Wednesday, 7:30 AM-4:30 PM, Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 AM-7:00 PM and Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. For more information, please call us at (870) 584-1467 or come by our office on the UA Cossatot campus in Ashdown.

Foreman City Museum

Foreman City Museum at 507 3rd Ave will be open each Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on special occasions

American Legion Post #124

American Legion Post #124 at 2115 Buck Wright Road has an American Flag drop box in front of the Post Headquarters, 2115 Buck Wright Road, Ashdown, AR, for use by the Little River County Community to deposit worn, tattered and unserviceable American Flags. The Post will properly dispose of the deposited flags with respect in keeping with traditions and laws of the United States. The deposit box is located 10-15 feet west of the post entrance door in a weather proof plastic container mounted on the fence four feet from the ground. The post requests the flags by folded before being placed into the deposit boax and that no other items be placed in the box. The post establishes this service so that the residents of our community have the opportunity to properly retire unserviceable American flags with respect.

Southwest Arkansas Workforce

Out of School Youth, Ages 16-24. Individual with a Disability? School Dropout? Offender? Homeless, Runaway, or Foster child? Pregnant or Parenting? Need additional training? Seeking a new job opportunity? Call 870-777-3421

Little River County Republican Party

The Little River County Republican Party meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at Medranos in Ashdown at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, contact Karen Austin at 903-748-2604.


Watching your child grow and develop is one of the joys of parenthood. Sometimes you may notice your child can’t do the same things that other children his or her age can do. Don’t panic-there’s help. Call your local school district or the local education service cooperative for information on services available for children or adolescents ages birth to 21 years, who have special needs.

De Queen Mena Education Service Cooperative – 870-386-2251

Dierks Public Schools – 870-286-3102

Foreman Public Schools – 870-542-7212

De Queen Public Schools – 870-584-4312

Nashville Public Schools – 870-845-3425

Cossatot River Public Schools – 870-385-7101

Horatio Public Schools – 870-832-1914

Ashdown Public Schools – 870-898-3208

Mineral Springs Public Schools – 870-287-4748

Community Awareness Club to meet

The Ashdown Chapter of the Community Awareness Club meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Big Jake’s BBQ in Ashdown. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Little River County Genealogy Society

The Little River County Genealogy Society will meet on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. at UA Cossatot in Ashdown.  If you are interested in starting your family tree, or if you just want to join with like-minded people to discuss family research, you are welcome to attend this meeting.  For more information call 870-898-5993.

Two Rivers Museum needs volunteers

Two Rivers Museum in Ashdown is seeking volunteers for at least three hours a month. Please contact Wynell Choate at (903) 280-4008 or go by the museum any Monday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for an application.

Little River County Intermodal Authority

The Little River County Intermodal Authority meets the first Thursday of every month at 5 p.m. in the Little River county annex building. The public is invited to attend.

Stars for Our Troops

Wanted – Your old, tattered and worn-out American flags. Stars for Our Troops is a program that turns these flags into a prized possession for our troops and veterans. The field of stars are cut into individual stars which are presented as a small token showing our appreciation to troops and veterans for their service. All flags are disposed of properly with honor. Flags can be dropped off as Ashdown Police Department on Locust Street Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thanks for your participation. For additional information, call Nan Beedle (903) 293-5741

American Legion Post

Attention all Veterans! American Legion Post 124 meets every second Monday of the month. Please join us at 6 p.m. 2115 Buck Wright Road, Ashdown. The Ladies Auxiliary will also meet at the same time. All Veterans and their families are welcome. If you have never attended please come join us!

Woodmen Life Chapter 87

Woodman Life Chapter 87, formerly Woodmen of the World Lodge 87, of Ashdown meets every third Thursday, at 6 p.m. at the Alumni House, 751 Rankin St. All members are encouraged to attend and bring a guest for potluck and fellowship. For more information, call Danny Johnston at (903) 277-0492.

Winthrop Neighborhood Watch

Winthrop Neighborhood Watch: City Marshall: Joe Jones – (903) 908-5174; Coordinator: Joe Don Jones Sr. – (870) 381-7044.

American Cancer Society volunteer locally

Are you a breast cancer survivor? Did you know that there is an American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery volunteers here in our community? For more information, call Carroll at (870) 381-7880 or 870-866-4538 or American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345,

Hospital offers free educational class

Karen Steed of Little River Memorial Hospital is offering a free educational class on breast cancer to any church, prayer group, ladies’ group or party. Call 870-898-5011, ext. 3158 for more information.

Two Rivers Museum open daily

Two Rivers Museum is now open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. the floor space has been expanded and includes several new exhibits, some of which are quite unique. Free admission.

Dirt Diggers Garden Club looking for new members

Novice and experienced gardeners all welcomed. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. If you would like to become a member or need more information, contact Peggy Parks at 898-8515 or Dirt Digger Garden Club is now on Facebook. For info on membership, club meetings, upcoming events, club projects, gardening tips or question, please join us at: