De Queen Area News

Signs of the time
Jessica Williams, Lexy Taylor and Reisa Bakenhus (from left) celebrate after De Queen won the class 5A state softball tournament. For more on the championship game, please see the May 25 edition of The De Queen Bee.

May 24, 2017, 14:01

Track fund raiser planned
A fund raiser lunch for the state champion De Queen boys track team will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the De Queen baseball stadium.

The meal will include chicken, roll, two side dishes and a drink. The price is $6 per meal.

For deliveries, call or text 501-514-2339.

May 24, 2017, 13:59

De Queen athletes physicals set
The De Queen School District will offer free physicals for any male or female athlete entering grades 7-12 of the 2017-2018 school year.

The date for all male athletes has been set for 5 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the De Queen basketball arena. The date for female athletes will be announced later.

The school is asking families who have insurance that covers physicals to use that option to cut down on the congestion and expedite this process.

Parents who have any questions regarding physicals should call 584-4312.

May 24, 2017, 13:56

Summer soccer to begin
The revamped De Queen Soccer Association will begin its summer league play with a slate of games this weekend.

The league has expanded to 20 teams in three age groups. Group A is for players aged 15 and under; Group B, 12 and under; and Group C, 10 and under.

The initial game of the season will be a Group A match between Mexico and De Queen at 6 p.m. May 19 at Herman Dierks Park.

On Saturday, May 20, Group B's Real Madrid will face Barcelona at 9 a.m. at Herman Dierks Park. Following at noon Argentina will meet Texarkana in another Group B match.

At 4:30 Paris and Pumas from Group B will battle at Gillham.
At 6 p.m. Paris will face Chivas in a Group C contest also at Gillham.

Group A Barcelona will play Hope at 6 p.m. on the De Queen field.

Sunday afternoon Group C Milan and the Leopards are set to play at 5 p.m. in De Queen. Chelsea and Nashville from Group A will meet at 6 p.m. at De Queen.

On Monday, May 22, Super Poderosas will play the Leopards in a Group A contest at 6 p.m. at De Queen.

May 19, 2017, 11:05

From May 18 edition

Lily Williamson
Lily “Doris” Williamson, 90, of Horatio, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017.
She was born in Portsmouth, England on Sept 24, 1926, to the late Harold Clark and Elsie Shinn Clark.
She was employed at First National Bank De Queen as a teller, at State First National Bank Texarkana as a bookkeeper and as a substitute mail carrier in Horatio.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 19, in Williamson Community Church (555 Central Rd, Horatio) with Rev. Jimmy Roden officiating.
Memorials may be sent to Williamson Community Church, 176 Bear Creek Cutoff, De Queen, AR 71832.
You may send an online sympathy message at

Ms. Mary Ayers
Ms. Mary Darlene Cook Ayers, 65, a of De Queen, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Bear Creek Nursing and Rehab in De Queen.
She was born to Robert Earl and Lorraine Mae Scott Cook in Portland, Ore. on June 11, 1951.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 22 in the First Pentecostal Church of God in De Queen.
You can send an online sympathy message at

May 17, 2017, 14:32