Consuming flames – Flames engulf a parking garage during a May 17 fire. The garage and vehicles were destroyed, but firemen were able to save the adjoining home at the corner of Heynecker and 5th Streets.
De Queen nearly lost one of its historic homes shortly after noon on May 17. Property damage was extensive, but members of the De Queen Fire Dept. were able to keep the blaze from spreading to Nell Wilson's home at 507 W. Heynecker.
A garage adjoining the century old structure was destroyed, but firemen's efforts to keep the fire away from the house itself were successful although it did suffer minor heat damage
Three automobiles inside the garage -- an RV, a pickup truck and a sedan -- were also destroyed.
First soccer signees
Lupita Delgado and Daniela Hernandez became the first players from the De Queen girls soccer team recruited to play in college. They signed letters of intent to play for Williams College in Walnut Ridge. Joining Delgado for the ceremony were her father, Jorge Delgado (left) brother Jorge Jr. and mother Basy Ocampo. Pictured with Hernandez are her parents Manuel and Elda Hernandez and grandmother Maria Carrera. Pictured from De Queen High School are AD Bob Sikes, assistant coach Eric Smith and head girls soccer coach Jason Barker.