Friday, May 25, 2018
For the second year in a row, Sevier County's Oldest Man Hercel Cox, 97, who was born on Jan. 22, 1921. Pictured with Cox is Sevier County Judge Greg Ray.
Sevier County's Longest Married Couple for 2018. are Ernest and Lula Pressly, Who were married on Dec. 3, 1949. The couple have been married 68 years. Pictured with the Pressly's is Sevier County Judge Greg Ray.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
An accident on Collin Raye and Hwy. 41 resulted in the arrest of a Gillham man and woman the morning of Saturday, May 19. Jarad Adam Miller, 19, is facing charges of DWI-Drugs, possession of a controlled substance— misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia— misdemeanor. The vehicle’s…
Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association 47th Art Show 1st place winners
The 37th Annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Day (55 and older) will be held on Friday at the Sevier County Courthouse, 115 N. 3rd Street, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. According to County Judge Greg Ray, as of last Friday there were 32 vendors registered for the event, including Arka…
In the only contested race in Sevier County, the contest for assessor, Sheila D. Ridley defeated her opponent Robin Stacy, garnering 128 votes (56.14 percent) to 100 (42.86 percent). Sevier County Circuit Clerk Kathy Smith ran unopposed, taking 213 votes (100 percent).
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Dana Stringfellow, Administrative Specialist III with Sevier County Extension Service, was presented with the ‘Ouachita District Support Staff of the Year’ award by Chi Epsilon Sigma at the Support Staff Conference held in April at the Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale. The Ouachita District i…
Sevier County 4-H hosted a Hero Supper for local heroes on April 28. Youth cooked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, and cake to thank their heroes for the service they provide to the local community.
ASHDOWN — The Corps of Engineers, Millwood Tri-Lakes Project Office, announced that Jefferson Ridge Park East Swim Beach on Dierks Lake has been retested and officials have determined that it is safe for public use.
A De Queen man was charged with theft of services, $1,000 or less and 2nd degree criminal mischief (Recklessly destroys) after the water at his home, which had been turned off by the city for non-payment, was twice turned back on, once breaking a lock city workers had put on the box. .
Monday, May 21, 2018
Artist of the Month winners named during the May monthly meeting of the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association include, left to right, Lucretia Walker, Sherry Ward and Diane Pharr.
Friday, May 18, 2018
The University of Arkansas Cossatot, the Arkansas Economic Development Institute and Sevier County leaders would like Sevier County residents to provide feedback about quality of life during upcoming community forums.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
De Queen Police Department officers were called to the De Queen Junior High School in reference to a threat that was made on a teacher this morning. The Police Department was able to obtain a warrant for his arrest and able to locate the suspect.
ASHDOWN — The Corps of Engineers, Millwood Project Office has closed Jefferson Ridge Park East Swim Beach on Dierks Lake and Coon Creek Swim Beach on Gillham Lake until further notice. The temporary closure is the result of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routin…
The De Queen High School Class of 2018 graduated last Monday at the football field. Pictured above, students get ready for the ceremonies.
According to the May 8 session of the District Court of Sevier County the following warrants have been issued:
During the May 8 session of Sevier County District Court, the following cases were disposed of:
A De Queen man was charged with public intoxication and breathing, inhaling or drinking certain intoxicating compounds, after a complaint was made about a Hispanic man “acting strangely.”
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
De Queen police arrested a 36-year-old De Queen woman on Sunday, May 13, charging her with theft by receiving, $1,000 or less. Maranda Flowers was booked into the Sevier County Jail on the charge, which resulted from a missing HP laptop, valued at $300.
A De Queen woman was charged with driving while intoxicated-drugs, after a De Queen police sergeant found her standing outside her car, which was nose-down in a ditch on Treating Plant Road. Savannah Dee Loneman, 35, was booked into the Sevier County Jail on the charge.
The Sevier County Quorom Court, at their meeting last Monday, discussed talking points for the proposed extension of the 1/4-cent sales tax that will be on the ballot in November. Voters originally approved the 1/4-cent sales tax when they also approved a 3/8th-cent sales tax in 2005 that wa…
The Sevier County Quorum Court met last Monday and approved a list of things in short order. They voted to approve a resolution authorizing the destruction of District Court records as well as a request for an additional appropriation of $1,500 from the Criminal Justice Fund to buy a new flo…
Jennifer Harland, the External Affairs manager for Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club at their meeting last Monday. Harland explained the Wind Catcher program planned by SWEPCO, which is being opposed on TV ads in Louisiana by critics unknown to t…
Monday, May 14, 2018
Sevier County Jail had a total of 86 inmates booked for the month of April 2018. Community Service picked up at Red Bridge, South Park, A.L. Tribble, Pine Ridge, Green's Chapel, Buzzards Roost, Rink, Landfill, Stateline, Provo and Farm to Market. Community Service also provides workers to th…
Lockesburg City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 8 in the council room at City Hall. The media was notified of the meeting.
The Sevier County Extension Office held the annual Dairy Foods Contest last month, which is sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau. There were 17 youth that participated in the event. The two categories available in which to compete were main dish and party dish. Youth presented their previously …
Friday, May 11, 2018
The Sevier County Coalition has initiated a "Community Spotlight" series. The first speaker will be Sevier County Sheriff Robert Gentry. Gentry will speak about some programs that have been implemented at the Sevier County Jail and how these programs are impacting the county.
The winners of Cossatot Arts and Crafts Club monthly meeting in April was, 1st place Kalee Gafford, 2nd place Lucretia Walker, and 3rd place Diane Pharr
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
General information about the May 22, 2018 Preferential Primary Election/School Election has been provided by the office of Debbie Akin, Sevier County Clerk.
For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo might mean enjoying Mexican food and Mexican music. But for Mexicans, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla... It is also not, as is often assumed, Mexico…
Lockesburg City Council met in special session Tuesday, April 19, 2018 in the Council Room of City Hall. The media was notified of the meeting.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
De Queen High School students received multiple awards for their artwork in the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Art Show on May 5-6. Pictured are: Back left to right: Ruby Peppers, Alma Puga, Gamma Lerma, Gerardo Rojas, and Yuliza Tepozatlan. Front left to right: Alexandra Salina, Chasity Borja, …
The University of Arkansas Cossatot Foundation now has $14,000 for student scholarships after a successful Fiesta Fest Cinco de Mayo celebration presented by Tres Agaves Mexican Restaurnt in De Queen, AR.
The Horatio City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance establishing a law enforcement department for the city at their May 7 meeting. They also approved a resolution to adopt a policy and procedures manual for the department. According to Mayor Borden Neel, the city will now forw…
Sevier County Sheriff Robert Gentry and jail staff attended the Horatio City Council meeting to explain the district court’s new work program that will provide a low security inmate that owes money to the county, the opportunity to work for the city, costing the city only $12 a day to cover …
Monday, May 07, 2018
The De Queen City Council discussed plans to remodel City Hall and the police department at their May 3 meeting. The council also discussed their plans to remodel a building adjacent to City Hall that they purchased last month, giving thought to the possibility of moving the police departmen…
The De Queen City Council discussed the possibility of joining with the county in purchasing an ad promoting De Queen and Sevier County in Site Selection magazine’s Arkansas Economic Development Guide, a publication being organized by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Friday, May 04, 2018
Sevier County Cancer Survivors Committee is working to help survivors in Sevier County. The money that was donated last year has been used to help survivors with gas for the travel back and forth for treatments. The committee has provided over $2,000 in gas vouchers this past year for surviv…
Thursday, May 03, 2018
De Queen Police Chief Scott Simmons and Sgt. Wayne Baker made a presentation to the De Queen City Council last Tuesday, explaining the eTicket and eCrash systems department officers are learning and transitioning into in order to streamline the process of writing citations and filing acciden…
The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of the possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon, ending around 7 p.m. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon through tonight. Large hail and strong to damaging winds may occur in stronger storms, NWSis reporting…
Harvest Regional Food Bank is returning to Sevier County with its Mobile Pantry. “
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Beans, bread and other delicious “fixins” will be provided to the public free on Thursday, May 3 starting at 5 p.m. at the Community Building at Herman Dierks Park in De Queen.
During April the Chalice Cupboard assisted 80 families in Sevier County, including 143 adults and 81 children, totaling 224 people.
The National Weather Service is predicting a showers and thunderstorms for most of the next three days, with the most severe weather to arrive on Thursday. Tonight there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with the skies remaining mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
The following court cases were heard and disposed of during the April 24 session of the District Court of Sevier County:
The Sevier County jail housed 209 total inmates for the month of March 2018. Community service inmates picked up in Provo, Beacon Hill, Johnson Bridge, Buzzard’s Roost, Red Bridge, Bellah Mine, Avon, Dogtown, Central, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill Cemetery and the 4-H Range.
On March 31, Gentry Chevrolet donated $100 for every vehicle sold to the Layne Woods Scholarship Fund. Recently they presented the parents of Layne, Jeff and Allison Porterfield Woods, a check for $2,000. Pictured, left to right are, Heath Stuard, Jimmy Ray Gentry, Jeff Woods, Allison Woods,…
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
The De Queen City Council will meet tonight (May 1) at 6 p.m. at De Queen City Hall. Council members will hold a discussion on an advertising proposal for Site Selection Magazine, the remodeling of City Hall and ideas for a building recently purchased adjacent to City Hall at 124 W. De Queen Ave.
Bradi Young, a senior at De Queen High School, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Rotary Club Crystal Award. Young is the daughter of Brent and Lacey Young of De Queen.
A luncheon was held at UA Cossatot last Thursday, with area business leaders, educators and politicians filling the room to snack on pizza and watch a presentation made by members of the Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI), which is conducting a survey to identify the county’s eco…