Monday, June 17, 2019
The Sevier County Quorum Court heard a presentation from the law firm of Friday, Eldredge & Clark at a meeting held at the courthouse on June 13, where they were given the details of what a sales tax would provide them should they move forward with building a hospital in Sevier County.
Simple Simon’s Pizza, which donates 50 percent of its profits from the first Monday of the month to a local non-profit organization, gave a check of $1,200 to the De Queen High School Quiz Bowl team for sales on June 3. Pictured, left to right: Coach Thomas Sweeten, Brittany Jegstrup, Angie…
The main order of business at the June 7 Sevier County Home Extension Council Meeting was to honor Myrtle Sims as “Woman of the Year." Sims has been a member of the organization for well over 50 years and is still active and presently serving as vice president of the De Queen Homemakers Club.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
A former Valliant, Okla. cop who is facing a felony aggravated assault charge in Sevier County after pointing a gun and threatening two people in the parking lot of the Tortas El Guero restaurant at 209 W. Collin Raye Dr. in De Queen last October, has been hired by the Broken Bow Police Depa…
Thursday, June 13, 2019
A De Queen man, Jeffrey Jones, 47, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance among other charges, after a traffic stop was made on him by De Queen police for driving with fake tags.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
A De Queen woman, Bridgett Sparks, 35, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop by De Queen police uncovered a pair of meth pipes with residue in them.
Monday, June 10, 2019
The De Queen High School Class of 1979 held its 40th reunion May 31 and June 1. The Friday activities included a tour of De Queen High School and dinner at Stilwell's Restaurant. On Saturday, the class gathered at Russ and Dana Willingham's home on the Mountain Fork River to enjoy dinner and…
De Queen Police Chief Scott Simmons, speaking to the city council at their June 4 meeting, said that due to a pinched nerve back injury that occurred last September to police dog Kilo, the canine would have to be retired.
Richard Van Voast of L J Excavating/Van Voast Lime Service spoke to De Queen Rotary Club on June 3. Van Voast is involved in Paper Residuals Beneficial Re-use. This program takes Domtar’s by-products and converts material into soil nutrients. Three paper by-products are boiler ash, paper fib…
Friday, June 07, 2019
Tyson Foods, Grannis/Broken Bow Complex, supported the annual Collin Raye Benefit held in De Queen on May 25. The benefit supports local educational institutions and schools in the De Queen area. Tyson Foods sponsored the event with a $1,500 donation as well as preparing and serving a comple…
According to the May 28 session of the District Court of Sevier County the following warrants were issued:
During the May 28 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
On June 3, the Horatio City Council passed an ordinance to outlaw dumpster diving within city limits and a resolution to apply for the FUN Park Grant offered by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.
Patrolman Jarrin Platt, with the De Queen Police Department, was patrolling on Collin Raye Drive Sunday, June 2 when he radared a vehicle driving 51 in a 40 mph zone. After making the traffic stop he observed the driver, Ramiro Angel Abrego, 31, of De Queen, had an open beer in the vehicle. …
An Oklahoma man, Andrew Parson, 41, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver, a class C felony, on Wednesday, June 5. Bond was set at $20,000.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
LOCKESBURG – A flagpole dedication will be held by WoodmenLife Chapter 86 at the Lockesburg Senior Center, 115 NW Avenue. The event will be Tuesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. The community and veterans are invited.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Sevier County Judge Greg Ray and Sevier County Rural Development Authority (RDA) Chair Dr. Steve Cole met last Friday in Little Rock with the county’s health care legal team to discuss the next steps in building a new hospital in De Queen.
Twenty-one young patrons of the Horatio Library were treated to an overnight Saturday campout at the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in Columbus Saturday, May 25, according to Horatio Librarian Amy Everts. The event is part of the library’s summer reading program,…
The De Queen City Council approved adding a late item to the agenda at the end of their June 4 meeting, endorsing the creation of an emergency response team and approval of an agreement between the city’s police department and the De Queen School District. The response team will be created t…
Monday, June 03, 2019
Bear Creek Cutoff Road will be closed for bridge replacement beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 5 and will remain closed until further notice.
De Queen spring football drills have ended giving the Leopard coaching staff an idea of what to expect when pre-season practice begins in earnest.
The truism says that records are set to broken. Some take longer than others for that to happen.
Lockesburg City Council met in regular session Tuesday, May 14, in the council room at city hall.
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department had 89 total inmates booked into the county jail for April 2019.
LITTLE ROCK – May 25 marked the last day for Arkansas growers to apply the herbicide dicamba to crops in the state, per a ruling from the Arkansas State Plant Board earlier this year. The herbicide is primarily used to control Palmer amaranth, commonly known as pigweed, in soybeans and cotto…
LITTLE ROCK – Jimna Stinnett of De Queen Abstract Company was sworn in as President of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Land Title Association earlier this month. The association held their 111th Annual Convention in Memphis, Tenn. The convention is a three-day event that includes a g…
The Sevier County Coalition’s Live Well Sevier County Committee has announced they will be hosting monthly Lunch-and-Learn events in conjunction with University of Arkansas Cossatot. The Coalition is comprised of businesses and local agencies represented by employees who work together to imp…
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
De Queen Elementary School held its 12th annual Spelling Bee on Tuesday, May 21, in the De Queen High School auditorium. Nine finalists competed and fifth grader Mario Gonzalez won when he correctly spelled “prerogative.” Third grader Lewis Baker was runner-up.
The De Queen City Council gave direction to City Attorney Erin Hunter to draw up an ordinance that will regulate food trucks in the city of which 15 will be allowed to operate on private property in addition to three that are already in business locally and a fourth one that will be planted …
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Two men were arrested by Sevier County sheriff deputies early in the morning of May 25. One, Sergio Rivera, 22, was charged with possession of controlled substance while the other, Jesse Parker, 21, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Monday, May 27, 2019
The Sevier County Quorum Court confirmed the re-appointment of Vic Smith as a Commissioner of the Sevier County Housing Authority at their meeting on May 13. Smith was approved by a 7-0 vote with justices Earl Battiest and Kenneth Currence absent
Sevier County 2019 Senior Citizen Appreciation Day
During the May 14 session of Sevier County District Court the following warrants were issued:
The following court cases were heard during the May 14 session of the District Court of Sevier County:
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Sevier County Judge Greg Ray and Sevier County Rural Development Authority (RDA) Chair Dr. Steve Cole met last Friday in Little Rock with the county’s health care legal team to discuss next steps in building the new hospital in De Queen. During the meeting the group focused on completing the…
Monday, May 20, 2019
Schedule your sports physicals for the 2019-2020 school year. The office of Dr. Randy D. Walker will be offering free sports physicals for their patients for the 2019-2020 school year.
A Horatio man, Rowdy Roberts, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct, Sunday, May 19, after deputies found him running around town naked.
The Sevier County RDA met Wednesday, May 15 in the Tres Agaves Board Room at UA Cossatot in De Queen. The members of the board discussed and approved the minutes from their Feb. 5 meeting and the financial report submitted by Treasurer Crystal Rankin. Chair Dr. Steve Cole led a brief discus…
A Horatio man, Jerry Suggs, 47, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, battery second degree and resisting arrest after an altercation with a sheriff's deputy on Friday, May 17.
Friday, May 17, 2019
As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, Arkansas State Police and De Queen Police Department is reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. This annual campaign is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national Click It…
Thursday, May 16, 2019
The 38th Annual Senior Appreciation Day, themed Super-Heroes, Super-Health, will be held on the county courthouse lawn on May 24, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event begins at 9 a.m. and usually runs until 1 or 1:30 p.m.
The De Queen City Council continued discussions on allowing food trucks into the city at their May 7 meeting. While earlier talks had been about locating a food court at Herman Dierks Park, Mayor Jeff Brown said that he didn’t like the location due to the city being shorthanded on maintenanc…
The engine compartment caught fire on a vehicle at the corner of Coulter and Ninth Street last Thursday. De Queen Fire Department responded and had the fire out within minutes. Fire officials don’t know how the fire began.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A De Queen woman was killed in a traffic accident on Highway 259 south of Idabel, Okla. the morning of Sunday, May 12. Stephany Young, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene with head, arm and trunk internal injuries.
Monday, May 13, 2019
De Queen Junior High FCCLA will be sponsoring a school-wide yard sale Saturday, May 18, beginning at 7 a.m., to help raise money for the FCCLA National STAR Events competition, to be held this summer in Anaheim, Calif. Attending will be eighth grader, Pedro Sanchez, and ninth graders, Mirell…
A De Queen man, Freddie Stubbs, 50, was charged and held in custody at the Sevier County Jail on Friday, May 10, on charges of terroristic threatening after he made bizarre statements to his family.
A Lockesburg man, Bradley Grubbs, 27, was being held in Sevier County Jail after a road rage incident on Sunday, May 12.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
The Sevier County Quorum Court will meet at 2 p.m. on May 13.
Bagworms can severely defoliate and kill evergreens, such as spruce and junipers. Bagworms may also feed on shade and ornamental trees, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs and perennial flowers. Since deciduous plants grow new leaves each year, the defoliation caused by the feeding usually does n…
Selena Hanson, a sophomore at De Queen High School, attended Rotary District 6170 RYLA camp in April. She participated in activities such as ROPES course, zip line, canoeing, wall climbing and talent show. These activities build teamwork skills and strengthen new friendships. Each year, the …