Good day fishing

Jackson Van Winkle, 13, from De Queen, caught a carp approximately 15 pounds on De Queen Lake last Saturday. Van Winkle fought it for 30 minutes on six pound test line used for crappie fishing. 

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Monday, December 02, 2019

Sevier County Sheriff's Department is seeking an individual they believe has been impersonating an officer. Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Sycamore Road on Monday, Dec. 2, at 12:44 a.m., to speak with a subject in regard to being stopped by the person in question. 

Karen Mills, director of the Sevier County Museum, spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club about museum activities and upcoming events. Club President Lisa Taylor presented Mills with an $825 donation. Proceeds from the annual Hoorah Breakfast are used for this donation. This year’s District 6170 …

UA Cossatot Rotaract Club members spoke to De Queen Rotary Club members about their completed projects. Rotaract held a Halloween event to raise funds for Polio Plus. Students attended leadership conferences during the fall. Members have provided translation assistance during school parent-t…

De Queen Rotary Club held their annual 5K race on Nov. 23. Over 20 local racers braved the weather to participate. The course began at De Queen Schools Administration building, proceeded the De Queen school campus, continued to Treating Plant Road and concluded on school track. All participa…

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A De Queen man, Rogelio Gomez-Santiago, 28, was arrested and charged with rape among numerous other charges after De Queen police received a report of a sexual assault on a 10-year-old child on Nov. 13. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A fire of an unknown origin leveled a home at 522 W. Gilson in De Queen last Friday evening, and melted the siding off of a neighboring home the next morning when the fire reignited. A neighbor had called in the fire after seeing smoke come out of a window and De Queen Fire Department person…

The De Queen City Council received budget proposals from the final department heads at their meeting on Nov. 19. They first began hearing budget proposals at their Nov. 5 council meeting. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Mary Chambers (right) was the winner of the Nov. 14 football contest. Pictured with Chambers is Sheila Butler of H&R Block Tax Preparation, sponsor of the weekly football contest. Entry forms for the contest must be put in one of four drop boxes located at Harris Drug, 205 W. De Queen Av…

On Monday, Nov. 11, UA Cossatot held its annual Veterans Day Breakfast at the UA Cossatot De Queen campus. Along with food, the event included special music and guest speakers to celebrate and honor local veterans in Southwest Arkansas.

Members of the De Queen Homemakers are making girls' dresses to be distributed by "Hope for Women International."  They have also made jump ropes to be included in "Operation  Christmas Child" boxes. Work on these projects is done at the club's monthly meetings.   

De Queen pediatric physician, Dr. Floyd Gonzalez, has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) for the impact he has made on medicine as an AMA member. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019

State Rep. DeAnn Vaught(R-Dist.4 – Horatio) received an Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas 2019 Business Matters Leadership Award on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Arkansas State Chamber building in Little Rock. Vaught was recognized with the award for supporting positive bu…

Kaydee Cowling was named the De Queen Lions Club Student of the Month for November at their Nov. 12 meeting. The De Queen High School senior has attended De Queen schools since kindergarten. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the FFA (Future Farmers of America), 4-H, FTA (Futu…

Sevier County 4-H held their annual 4-H Awards Banquet on Oct. 26. The banquet was emceed by two of the 4-H seniors, Kaydee Cowling and Amber Morris. 

On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Sevier County Coalition’s Live Well Sevier County Committee, the Dr. Randy Walker Family Practice and Allergy Clinic and UA Cossatot will be co-hosting a lunch-and-learn event entitled “The Art of Gratefulness” at UA Cossatot’s De Queen campus. The presentation will…

Thursday, November 14, 2019

On Nov. 10, Deputy Isaac Alvarado Jr. observed a Ford F-150 with a broken taillight on Hwy. 71 south of the Lockesburg area. Alvarado observed the vehicle crossing the center line and performed a traffic stop near Old Time Gospel Church on Hwy. 71S, where he made contact with the driver iden…

Sevier County Sheriff Deputy Wendell Randall conducted a traffic stop in Horatio on Nov. 11, which brought him into contact with the driver identified Lonnie Lee, 61. After further investigation, members with the 9th West Judicial Drug Task Force and Arkansas State Police located approximate…

Arkansas photographers Don House and Sabine Schmidt have included the Horatio Public Library in their project, “Remote Access,” which highlights small libraries across the State, and the people who rely on them. The photographers will be in Horatio on Saturday, Dec. 7 during regular library …

The De Queen City Council, at their Nov. 5 meeting, heard budget proposals from half of the city department heads for the 2020 city budget.  Mayor Jeff Brown said that the city’s administrative budget wouldn’t be heard that night due to their desire to seek input from the council before prop…

Tony Whitmore (center) is the winner of the Nov. 7 football contest. Pictured with Whitmore is Chrystal Walthour (left) and Sandy Halter of Wilson Real Estate, sponsor of the weekly football contest. Entry forms for the contest must be put in one of four drop boxes located at Harris Drug, 20…

The behind-the-scenes navigation that led to Taco Bell locating on Hwy. 41 in De Queen, was a coordinated effort between the Economic Development Office at UA Cossatot, city administrators and the fire department’s code enforcement division. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

District Governor Robert Thompson, visited the De Queen Rotary Club in October.  Robert spoke to members about this year’s theme of “Rotary connects the World”. Rotarians are called to be servants and exemplify the motto of “Service above Self”. He also encouraged the De Queen club to partne…

Interact officers Anthony Sanchez and Alma Puga, spoke to De Queen Rotarians about their fall projects and plans for spring events. Interact membership is approximately 50 students and meetings are the first and third Wednesday of the month. Club members have participated in Gillham Lake cle…

Ashlyn Chambers was selected as the De Queen Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for November. Chambers is a senior at De Queen High School.  She is involved in Interact, Lady Leopards basketball and has been inducted into the National Honor Society. Chambers was also selected for the 2019 Ho…

John Partain, game warden, and Eley Tally, game and fish biologist, were the Lion’s Club guest speaker on Nov. 5. Partan talked about the new hunting regulations and Tally talked about the diseases that could affect the deer population. He also discussed the quail, feral hog, bear and alliga…

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Not everyone that goes into military service gets to be John Wayne, impossibly carrying a 50-caliber machine gun on his back while climbing a near vertical hill to destroy an enemy outpost. Most soldiers have behind-the-scenes jobs that go unnoticed but are necessary in order for that milita…

The UA Cossatot collegiate FFA has received a semester-long Living to Serve grant through the National FFA for $1,200 to partner with Runnin’ WJ Ranch this fall. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a non-profit equine assisted activities facility in Texarkana, Texas for special-needs children and adults.