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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. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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
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…

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…

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 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

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
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 …

Tuesday, April 02, 2019
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
Friday, March 29, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019

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…

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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.