Accountability Panel Meets Monthly

An accountability panel of concerned Little River County citizens has been meeting regularly since the tragic death of George Floyd. Citizens have been given a platform to present their concerns and work to coming together as a community for the greater good. As a part of these meetings, citizens have demanded transparency when it comes to laws, policies, and protocols of many entities within our community. To help provide this transparency and answer any questions that citizens might have, Ashdown Matters has created a Google Form that can be filled out. Upon filling this out, your question will be forwarded to the appropriate person, answered, and posted for public knowledge on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please click the link below if you have a question that you want answered.


Helping the Community During Hard Times

To say thank you to many of our local health care workers whose jobs cannot stop regardless of what is going on in the world around them, we are providing a meal via gift card (lunch provided instead of gift cards for Pinecrest) to each and every staff member at the following places:

Monday, March 30- Pleasant Manor Nursing Home

Tuesday, March 31- Little River Memorial Hospital

Wednesday, April 1- Pinecrest Retirement Lodge

Thursday, April 2- Little River Nursing and Rehab

Thank you so much for all that you do!

To support our local businesses, gift cards were purchased from Big Jake's BBQ, Poblanos Mexican Restaurant of Ashdown, Herb's Diner - Ashdown, Jim's Place - But Carol Runs It, Hachi Hachi - Ashdown, Dos Amigas Food Service, and Big Gilley's Smokehouse, LLC!



Summer Fun

The Fourth Annual "Food, Fun, & More On July Four" along with the third annual free basketball camp were both a huge success! Thank you to our sponsor "Walking For Christ IMPACT 2019" for your generous contribution and thank you to all of the volunteers that made these events possible!

It's time again for our annual event, "Food, Fun, & More On July Four." This year's event will feature all of the same activities as last year's event, but this go around everything will be FREE of charge for all kids!!! A special thank you to IMPACT 2017 Walking For Christ for sponsoring this year's event!!!

For more information please see the flyer below or click on the "EVENTS" tab at the top of the page.

Thank you to all of our sponsors from the 1st annual "Food, Fun, & More On July Four." The event was a huge success in large part because of all of these great sponsors. Below is a picture of our Welcome banner from the event. We are looking to continue the event, making it bigger and bigger each and every year. Again, thank you!

Below are more pictures from the 1st annual "Food, Fun, & More On July Four"

Ashdown Matters News

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Saturday, April 9, 2016


Ashdown Matters, Inc., a new non-profit organization in Ashdown, Arkansas revealed their new official logos on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at local Pastor Jim Cross’ annual “Walk For Christ.” Rev. Jim Cross of Ashdown and Richmond United Methodist Churches walks thirty miles for an annual fundraising event he has titled “Walking For Christ.” This year there was a big turnout for all of the festivities, as over a hundred kids showed up to play the games and bounce in the bounce houses along with over two hundred adults coming out to partake in the fish fry. Each year Rev. Jim Cross selects a handful of carefully picked charities in which all of the proceeds are donated to. For “Walking For Christ” IMPACT 2016, Ashdown Matters, Inc. was chosen as one of the few lucky causes to benefit from the walk. Ashdown Matters, Inc. not only chose to show up and support the event that they were so graciously chosen to be a part of, but also chose to reveal their official logos at the event. It was a great day of fun at the Ashdown High School football field, and all that came were blessed to be a part of such a great event.

Below are the two logos that Ashdown Matters, Inc. revealed on Saturday. On the left is the official logo for the non-profit organization itself, and on the right is the official logo for the youth center that Ashdown Matters, Inc. plans to open in the future for the kids of Ashdown, Arkansas.

The "Jalen J. Lewis R.I.S.E. Center of Little River County" is coming soon!

R.I.S.E. is an acronym that stands for Reaching Incredible Successes Everyday.

The R.I.S.E. Center will be all about helping our community's youth in furthering their education, walking with God, and reaching their full potential in every aspect of their life.

The location for the youth center and grand opening date has yet to be determined.

Please stay tuned for updates!

Mission Statement:

"Ashdown Matters, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Ashdown, Arkansas that is committed to improving our community one step at a time."