Thursday, April 18, 2019
The De Queen Rotary Club presented their annual Academic Awards to De Queen High School students. Twenty-eight students were recognized for their excellence in various academic courses. De Queen Rotary has presented these awards for over 30 years.
According to the April 9 session of the District Court of Sevier County the following warrants have been issued:
In the April 9 session of the District Court of Sevier County the following cases were heard and disposed of:
The University of Arkansas Cossatot and the Sevier County Economic Development Tourism Committee announced the official winner of the Sevier County Slogan Contest on Thursday, April 18, at Lockesburg City Park in Lockesburg.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Lockesburg City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 9, in the council room at city hall.
The Sevier County Quorum Court agreed to reinstate a deputy position at the courthouse at their meeting held Monday, April 8. The deputy position fell victim to budget cuts after a jail tax measure failed last November, putting a dent in the sheriff’s budget.
The De Queen Fire Department hired its first female firefighter this past March. Jessica McGough, 26, was brought on board after passing an agility test on March 16, and then spending a week hanging out at the station, getting to know the other firefighters.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Law enforcement agencies across six states will increase patrol officer presence on roads and highways beginning later this week as part of a regional plan aimed to reduce incidents of drug impaired driving.
Monday, April 15, 2019
The De Queen Quiz Bowl team competed Saturday, April 13, in the 5A state tournament going 6-0. They now will play in the state finals against Morrilton on Saturday, April 27. The finals will be telecast live from the AETN studios in Conway.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Addie Steiner was selected as the De Queen Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for April. Steiner is active in FFA, FCLA and is on Honor Roll. She plans to attend SAU and major in Special Education. Upon completion of her bachelor and master’s degrees, she hopes to return to De Queen to begin…
A Hope woman, Anita Allen, 47, was charged with a drug paraphernalia Class D felony after a Sevier County Sheriff's deputy pulled up on a vehicle that was stranded on Bellah Mine Road in Gillham.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Sevier County Judge Greg Ray reported Friday that the county received word that the hospital bankruptcy filing by De Queen Medical Center owner Jorge Perez on behalf of the hospital in Miami Division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, has been dismissed.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The Sevier County Extension Office held the annual Dairy Foods Contest last month which is sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau. The two categories available in which to compete were main dish and party dish. Youth presented their previously prepared dish, along with the recipe. They were judge…
Sevier County 4-H held their annual Chicken BBQ on March 25. There were 41 kids competing for a chance to go on to District 4-H BBQ. Each 4-H’er cooked a whole chicken, cut in half, on a charcoal grill.
Sevier County 4-H held its annual Indoor O’Rama competition on March 4. Indoor O’Rama consists of speeches, performing arts, and fashion review. There were 21 4-H’ers competing in the three categories. Winners in the junior and senior divisions will be able to compete against others in the D…
In celebration of 150 years in mission, the De Queen United Methodist Women hosted a spring style show Sunday, March 31. The theme, “Let Your Light Shine”, came from Matthew 5:16 to honor the legacy of the founding women of U.M.W. Registration and a salad luncheon began the festivities.
Judge Emily White announced today she would seek the District 4, Position 2, Arkansas Court of Appeals seat. This district covers 15 counties along the western part of the state from Sebastian to Miller Counties and includes Logan, Scott, Yell, Garland, Montgomery, Polk, Sevier, Howard, Pike…
The De Queen FFA Land Judging Team placed 4th at the State FFA contest held at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on April 4. C.J. Chandler was the second-high point individual overall out of 92 contestants.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
LITTLE ROCK — Distracted driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes across the nation’s roadways. The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office is working with state and local law enforcement agencies to encourage drivers to put down their phones while driving.
The De Queen Rotary Club gave out their community service awards at their meeting last Monday.
The De Queen City Council watched a slide show presentation by Beth Hughes, showing the condition of the Ennis building that they purchased over the winter and what they were up against should they make the decision to rehab it.
On April 1, De Queen Mayor Jeff Brown signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) has partnered with the Sevier County Sheriff’s office, De Queen Police, and the Division of Children and Family Services to bring awareness to t…
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
De Queen Regional Medical Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 4 in Miami, Fla. and county attorneys are seeking to have the case moved to the Western District of Arkansas, according to Sevier County Judge Greg Ray. The bankruptcy was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Souther…
A couple found in possession of a meth pipe replete with melted down methamphetamine in its bowl, admitted to police that they had stolen a trailer from a business in De Queen the night before after being confronted by a Sevier County Sheriff's sergeant. Julie Ann Donaldson, 36, and Tyler D.…
Saturday, April 06, 2019
The Ross-Tunnell American Legion Post 249 in Wickes is in the midst of a revitalization effort, and is asking for community support.
Friday, April 05, 2019
UA Cossatot announced the first annual Miss UA Cossatot Scholarship Pageant to be held at the historic UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium on Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. The winner of the pageant will be crowned Miss UA Cossatot 2019, and will also receive a full tuition waiver while …
Thursday, April 04, 2019
De Queen Regional Medical Center is said to have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a report in Becker’s Hospital CFO Report, a self-described “leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders." The bankruptcy, Becker's said, was filed …
According to the March 26 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following warrants have been issued:
During the March 26 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following cases were heard and disposed of:
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
All inquiries or reports should be directed to the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Deparment by calling (870) 777-6727.
Demolition of piers for the old State Highway 41 Little River bridge will require a temporary closure on the new State Highway 41 Little River bridge, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
Monday, April 01, 2019
The First State Bank Board of Directors, at their March 19 meeting, promoted Kim Morris, left, to assistant cashier and Kathy Gabbard, right, to vice president, chief financial officer. Morris has been with First State for 14 years while Gabbard has been with the bank 24 years and in banking…
Happy House preschoolers participated in a Trike-A-Thon Friday, March 15, to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, they raised $1,397, making a total of $23,122 in donations to St. Jude since it was made an annual event in 1999. Riders include, left to right, Kade…
On March 25, Tessa Dean with Ainsley’s Angels spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club. She explained how this organization provides special equipment for disabled children and adults to participate in half and 5K races. To volunteer, make donation or for more information, visit Facebook AAinArkans…
Cynthia Martin with CASA, visited the De Queen Rotary Club on March 25. She told members about her experiences with at-risk children. She covers a three county area and is seeking additional volunteers. The advocate’s job is to visit with children removed from their home, report on a child’s…
After watching her grandfather work as a first responder, Hannah Pate was inspired to follow in his footsteps. In addition to being an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Pate owns Guardian EMS, a local EMT service that serves the Glenwood and Murfreesboro areas. Pate pursued her education a…
Sunday, March 31, 2019
A De Queen man, Dale Dewayne Owens, 59, was arrested and charged with violating a protection order after sending a love letter to a third party, asking them to make contact with the person who the order was named to protect.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
A Lockesburg woman, Cari Danielle Rodriguez, 30, is facing a domestic battery in the third degree charge after a fight with her husband.
Friday, March 29, 2019
A De Queen man, Andy Leroy McGough, 50, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, Schedule II that is methamphetamine or cocaine, after a traffic stop the evening of March 29.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Sevier County Judge Greg Ray announced today that local area leaders filed Monday to put the De Queen Regional Medical Center into receivership and were granted receivership today (March 28), a day before the critical access license was scheduled to expire.
During their spring break, UA Cossatot student ambassadors traveled to Little Rock to explore tourist attractions and learn more about global hunger and poverty. Visiting the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, a 1,200-acre ranch that focuses on finding solutions to poverty, hunger, and environmenta…
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that her office is accepting applications for summer interns. The summer internship session will begin June 5.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest of a Lockesburg man after a three-day investigation into three burglaries and spray-painted graffiti that covered a trio of buildings and extended into the nearby park.
To get to Pastor Steven Chenoweth’s “un-denominational” Almond Curch, you have to leave the highway far out of town and travel up a long, thin, barely two-lane blacktopped road toward the small town of King, follow the curve around the front of the old two-story school house, then make a lef…
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
De Queen resident Christina Ambriz, an adult student in school for three months, placed first in nails and Grace Palmer, a second year high school student, placed first in Cosmetology District SkillsUSA cosmetology contest in Stigler, Okla. SkillsUSA is a Career Tech student organization tha…
Monday, March 25, 2019
A De Queen man who was scheduled for a jury trial last week, instead waived his right to a jury trial and reached a plea agreement with the state.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Horatio High School baseball coach Lance Spigner spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club on March 11. Spigner has been coaching for 28 years and has lead Horatio to five state baseball championships. He has had loved baseball since he was 6 years old. In 2008, he had the opportunity to visit Engla…
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The following court cases were heard and disposed of during the March 12 session of the District Court of Sevier County:
According to the March 12 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following warrants have been issued:
Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) announced he is seeking summer interns in his state offices in Little Rock and Springdale. Internships will be offered in two sessions: May 13 - June 28 and July 8 – August 23.