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Thursday, February 27, 2020

CACA artist of the month of February is Lucretia Walker with her oil painting entitled “Elk in Aspens”. Second place winner was Sherry Ward with her oil painting “Bowl of Fruit.” CACA meets every third Friday at 11 a.m. in the Electric Co-op building. Everyone is invited.

Jessica Miller recently spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club.  Miller is the loan officer for the De Queen branch of Red River Federal Credit Union. This new location is the 30th branch opening and is located at 601 W. Collin Raye Drive.  The institution began in 1943 with a small group of Red …

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Fiesta Fest will be held on Saturday, May 2, on the North 3rd Street side of the courthouse in downtown De Queen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival’s focus is bringing the community together to celebrate all the cultures of Southwest Arkansas while raising scholarship money for UA Cossatot …

On Monday Feb. 24, Sevier County Sheriff’s Deputy Isaac Alvarado was dispatched to the area of Hwy. 329 and Farm to Market Road in regard to a suspicious vehicle. While en route to the call, Alvarado saw the vehicle on the highway and witnessed it commit traffic violations while following it.

De Queen police made a pair of DWI arrests over the weekend. The first incident occurred at around 10 p.m. on Feb. 21, when De Queen Police Ptl. Brady Hanney arrived in the area of Stilwell Ave. where someone had reported that they were following a possible DWI driver in a burgundy 2011 Chev…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020

De Queen police said they are “diligently” working with the help of the Arkansas State Police and the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Department, to resolve the case of two armed men that attempted to rob the Red River Credit Union in De Queen last Thursday. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

1. Employee Engagement Survey - as we continue in our grant-funded CREATE Bridges program, we need to complete our Employee Engagement Survey phase. If you own a tourism-related business (dining, retail. accommodations, attraction, destination, events) in Sevier County, please have your empl…

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dennis Peppers a 12th-grader at De Queen High School, has been named the De Queen Lions Club Student of the Month for February. Peppers was honored at the club’s meeting on Feb. 18. Peppers came to De Queen schools in the 7th grade and is a member of the National Honor Society, the FFA judgi…

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Sevier County Extension Office will hold the Sevier County Dairy Foods Contest on Feb. 27, in the Adam’s Building on the UA Cossatot campus. Dishes may be dropped off between 1 and 5:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 5:45 p.m. Contestants will not be allowed in the room during judging howeve…

Monday, February 17, 2020

When De Queen Medical Center was taking its last breaths, Brad Morse, the administrator for McCurtain Memorial Hospital in Idabel, Okla., reached out to the remaining employees offering his facility’s assistance. Morse made sure they had clean linens, offering the use of McCurtain’s laundry …

At the Sevier County Quorum Court regular monthly meeting held last Monday, Feb. 10 at the courthouse, the justices heard from attorney Kaylen Lewis of Jason Owens Law Firm, concerning a proposed ordinance revising county employment policy and the use of time clocks. The issue of using time …

Friday, February 14, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce chose its new officers for 2020. Callie Miller will serve as president, Tara Athey will be vice-president and Secretary Chris Chandler will continue in that role for 2020.

All of his young life, two things defined Jarrin Platt; his love of dogs and a great desire to help people. At age 28, Platt is living his dream, having assumed the duties of canine officer for the De Queen Police Department. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Matthew Patterson was selected as Rotary’s February Student of the Month.  Among his many activities, Patterson is a member of Interact Club and the quiz bowl team. After graduation, he plans to attend University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and major in education. Due to the influence of his…

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce board election committee met to tally the ballots cast for the four positions open on the current board. Below is the new 2020 Board of Directors. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Two De Queen men got into a fight and landed in jail facing 3rd degree battery charges on Feb. 8. According to Ptl. Brady Hanney, he arrived on the scene at 418 S. 4th Street, where a woman motioned to him that two individuals, Matthew Duane Cooper, 30, of De Queen and Levi Follis, 22, also …

Fred Wetzel and his partner, Dusty, were guest speakers at De Queen Rotary Club last Monday. Wetzel and Dusty are involved in Canines for Christ, which is an international Christian-based, animal-assisted therapy ministry that shares God’s message of hope, love, and kindness. This ministry w…

Sunday, February 09, 2020

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department December 2019 report. There were 83 total bookings into the jail. The school resource officer worked six complaints at the high school three at the elementary school, and a total of nine juveniles being charged in juvenile court. 

Friday, February 07, 2020

De Queen firefighter Jessica McGough and Fire Chief Dennis Pruitt climbed the ladder to change light bulbs in the light structures in the Pruett’s parking lot the morning of Thursday, Jan. 30. 

Thursday, February 06, 2020

The De Queen City Council approved Police Chief Scott Simmons' department's pursuit of a grant that will bring a new officer on board. Simmons told the council that the governor’s office grant will cover 75 percent of an officer’s salary for three years, noting that the department had not ad…

De Queen Mayor Jeff Brown made his annual State of the City address to the city council at their Tuesday, Feb. 4 meeting. Brown said that 2019 was a great year for the administration department as the remodeling job on City Hall was finally completed bringing with it new floors, desks and ca…

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Tuesday, February 04, 2020

A De Queen pair were arrested and charged with theft of property after De Queen police responded to a call at Walmart on Feb. 2. Sgt. Wayne Baker along with Ptl. Michael Barnes were dispatched to Walmart at around 5:54 that afternoon in reference to a suspected theft where the suspects were …

Monday, February 03, 2020

On Jan. 14, the Sevier County 4-H’ers visited Diamond Bank in De Queen. Youth had the opportunity to visit the vault and learn what happens behind the counter. In the vault, 4-H’ers learned that two keys are needed to open a safety deposit box; one being the bank’s key and the other being th…

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Sevier County 4-H clubs are reorganizing and seeking new members and leaders. The purpose of these clubs is to give youth ages 5-19, an opportunity to participate in the youth development educational program of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Youth in 4-H clubs …

The Lockesburg Public Library invites locals to a “Come and Go”, “Meet the Author/Book Talk/Book Signing” with Davida F. Wynn on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10-11:30 a.m. Wynn is an advanced practice nurse, author, motivational coach, and speaker. She has resided in the Atlanta, Ga. metro area fo…

Thursday, January 30, 2020

De Queen Middle School January Good Citizens were Ashton Chandler, Isha Desai, April Leon Guerrero and Ka’darius Baker. Students that have demonstrated Good Citizenship (helpful to teachers and other students, no office referrals, etc.) are chosen at the end of each month.