Sunday, June 13, 2021
Lockesburg City Council met in regular session on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in the Council Room at City Hall. The media was notified of the meeting.
During the May 25, 2021 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
Sevier County Sheriff’s Department monthly totals for April 2021
Sevier County officials announced they have engaged in the process to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community. This practice demonstrates their commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers, and current and future citizens of the county.
On May 14, Dion Cooper of Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative presented a program to the De Queen Rotary Club. Cooper updated members on the cooperative's plans to provide fiber broadband to the local area. The fiber cable will follow existing electrical lines. Construction has begun in …
De Queen Rotary Club held their annual baseball cookout on May 21. Most years, Rotary sponsors baseball teams in all age brackets of the Pee Wee league. This year's team consisted of 9 and 10 years old players. Head coach is Cathy Day. Approximately 50 people attended the cookout including p…
Friday, June 04, 2021
Sevier County Senior Appreciation Days was held at the county courthouse last Friday, June 3.
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
The Sevier County Block Party Committee announced today that after a season of covid, they have been given the go ahead to kick off their community block parties.
The 39th Annual Senior Appreciation Day, honoring those 55 and older, themed Wizard of Oz: There’s no place like home,” will be held on the county courthouse lawn on June 4, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Seniors that attend will enjoy a healthy meal, entertainment and free health screenings. Part…
Sunday, May 30, 2021
The local Sevier County Farm Bureau Federation donated a computerized feral hog trap to the county to help further their gains in the reduction and eradication of feral hogs in the local area. County Farm Bureau President Bruce Jackson led the effort to purchase the trap, which will be added…
On May 16, at approximately 10:18 p.m., Sevier County Sheriff’s Deputy J.J. Lopez was dispatched to an accident on Highway 329 at the train tracks. Dispatch advised him that the vehicle hit some of the railroad signal equipment and was still on the train tracks.
On May 14, Sevier County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Davignon was on patrol when he was made aware of an active pursuit of a stolen vehicle getting near to Sevier County from Oklahoma.
De Queen Rotary Club presented UA Cossatot Food Pantry with two chest freezers that were purchased with $1,500 Rotary District 6170 grant. Currently, the Food Pantry provides boxed and canned food items on a weekly basis. The freezers will be used to store frozen dairy and meat products. Thi…
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The FRIENDS Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on May 21, at the UA Cossatot De Queen campus. In attendance were: President Mike Branson, Vice President Greg Revels, Secretary/Treasurer Jay Bunyard, Angie Walker, Dr. Steve Cole, Jimmy Bristow, Sevier County Judge Greg Ray, De Queen …
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
A community covid-19 vaccination clinic is planned for Thursday, May 27, at the Sevier County Health Unit.
This weekend’s 31st Annual Tri-Lakes Big Bass Tournament has been postponed – but fortunately, this year, not because of covid-19. Officials with the Sevier County Chamber of Commerce made the decision Sunday to move the tournament back by a week due to lake levels at De Queen, Dierks and Gillham.
Monday, May 24, 2021
On Saturday, May 22, some of the Legacy Academy 4-H club members got together to clean tombstones and place small American flags at veterans tombstones. The group placed nearly 100 flags and washed a portion of tombstones that needed cleaning with soap and water and brushes, also scraping mo…
Lt. Governor Tim Griffin (left) joined Gillham Fire Chief Marc Rosson and other Gillham volunteer firefighters in choosing the winner of a gun fundraiser that was held earlier this month.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
De Queen Senior Center has been selected by the Arvest Foundation to receive a $3,500 grant to assist the local senior center. The grant will enable the center to install new flooring, purchase a stove and microwave along with other kitchen supplies as they prepare to open to the public on July 1
Sevier County Sheriff’s Deputy Isaac Alvarado Jr. was patrolling the Lockesburg area on Saturday May 15, when at approximately 11:42 p.m. , he observed a white 2015 Chevy Cruze traveling southbound on Hwy. 71, drive left of center and fail to maintain their lane of traffic.
On May 15, 2021, at approximately 3:44 a.m., Sevier County Sheriff’s deputies Dalton Sherck and J.J. Lopez, were dispatched to 703 S. Williams Street in reference to a domestic situation.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
On Friday, May 7, students at De Queen Primary celebrated a special surprise for their feet. Thanks to an awesome shoe company and friends at De Queen First Assembly, every single student at De Queen Primary received a free pair of shoes.
During the May 10, 2021 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
Dr. Steve Cole, chairman of the Sevier County Medical Center Board of Governors, introduced the hospital’s new CEO, Lori House, at the Sevier County Quorum Court meeting held on May 10. House is currently the director of revenue cycle management at Healthy Connections in Mena and holds a Mas…
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
On May 18, 2021, the DEA raided several Lansdell Family Clinics in De Queen, Lockesburg and Texarkana concerning opioid use.
The Lansdell Family Clinic in De Queen as well as other clinics operated by the group, were raided this morning by DEA agents. A DEA spokesperson said that it is an active ongoing investigation and that they were joined in the raid by state and local law enforcement partners. A press confere…
Monday, May 17, 2021
De Queen Rotarians presented Webster dictionaries to 3rd grade students at Horatio Elementary and Legacy Academy. De Queen Rotary Club provides dictionaries each year to local 3rd graders as part of the national Dictionary Project. Through the use of these dictionaries, students are able to …
On May 10, State Rep DeAnn Vaught spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club. Vaught is serving her fourth term as state representative for the local area. Vaught gave updates on many of the bills passed during this legislative session that involve education, economic development, broadband services …
De Queen Canine Officer Kris Hundley brought police dog Raptor to the De Queen Lions Club meeting on May 3.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
A De Queen man who has been charged with two counts of negligent homicide while intoxicated, has been returned to jail after he violated his bond terms by getting arrested for public intoxication in Hot Springs County on March 28.
De Queen Rotary Club hosted De Queen High School female athletes for their annual Crystal Award presentation. This year’s recipient is Sara Victoriano. She has been a member of the cross country team for three years and soccer team for four years. She was named to All State Soccer, All Arkan…
During the April 27, 2021 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
Twenty-three De Queen High School Spanish 4 students recently earned the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy for demonstrating proficiency in English and one or more other languages by high school graduation. These students are 23 of 456 Arkansas students from around the state who have earned this d…
Brentley Morris, a 12th grader at De Queen High School, was named the Lions Club Student of the Month at their May 4 meeting. Morris has attended De Queen schools since 2nd grade. He is a member of FFA (Future Farmers of America) and has been a member of the Forestry Judging team. He played …
The annual Fiesta Fest was held in downtown De Queen on Saturday, May 1.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
For unknown reasons, Patriot Railway derailed three cars on Hwy. 329 at the hatchery on Tuesday. The crossing on Farm to Market has damage as well as the crossing on Smith Road. According to Sevier County Sheriff's Department, Hwy. 329 will be shut down probably most of the night just east o…
The De Queen City Council tabled a request made by the De Queen Rotary Club at their May 4 regular meeting, to assist them by writing a grant for the proposed all-inclusive playground Rotary hopes to build at Herman Dierks Park. Rotary first proposed building the playground in January 2020, …
Sunday, May 09, 2021
A new inclusive local organization has brought a “Welcome to De Queen” mural to Sevier County as their first community project this month.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Horatio Mayor Richard Dorsey and the city council honored Jan Hendrix by naming a new city walking trail for her. According to a city resolution presented to her, the council stated that throughout her life, Hendrix has worked tirelessly to promote the value of community. The resolution also…
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
On Friday, April 30 at about 11:40 p.m., Sevier County Sheriff Deputy J.J. Lopez was patrolling on Stateline Road when he ran a vehicle tag through dispatch and was advised that the tag was expired. Lopez initiated a stop near the intersection of Stateline and Kellum Road.
The Sevier County Quorum Court will hold their regular meeting on May 10 at 2 p.m. in the courtroom of the county courthouse.
We are proud to release our final edition of Leopard Vision for the 20-21 school year!!!! In the April episode, we bring you important information about the 2021 DHS Commencement, visit with our Co-Valedictorians, update you on the many new improvements coming to Leopard Stadium, check in wi…
Sunday, May 02, 2021
Sevier County 4-H held their annual Chicken BBQ on April 3. Twenty-two youth signed up to compete 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. The 4-H’er could use the seasoning of their choice. They were judged on how well …
The De Queen High School Show Choir performed for De Queen Rotary Club on April 26. Students entertained club members with their singing and dancing talent. Choir has consisted of 14 members, but after recent auditions, membership will increase to 25. Students are planning to travel to Washi…
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Healthy Connections will be conducting free health and dental screanings at Fiesta Fest downtown De Queen this Saturday May 1, from 1-8 p.m.
During the April 13, 2021 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
Perla Zapata, a senior at De Queen High School, was named the Lions Club Student of the Month for April. Zapata has always attended De Queen Public Schools and is a member of the National Honor Society, president of the school council, a member of FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders o…
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
At their regular meeting held on April 20, the De Queen City Council approved the expenditure of $2,500 to train new lifeguards that will work at the city’s pool this summer.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Lockesburg City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 13, in the senior citizen’s building. The media was notified of the meeting.
On Thursday, April 15, members of the South-Central Drug Task Force and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 110 Bruce Street Apt. 2 in Horatio. Officers located a substantial number of illegal narcotics and paraphernalia in the apartment.