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Monday, November 30, 2020

The city of Lockesburg would like to invite community members and organizations to participate in the Lockesburg Christmas Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. All participants are asked to meet at the park by 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon of the parade. The judges wil…

Sunday, November 29, 2020

UA Cossatot Rotaract Club attended last week’s De Queen Rotary Club meeting to discuss their completed projects for this year.  Rotaract prepared eight boxes for Operation Christmas Child project. Members held a voter registration drive to encourage college students to vote on election day. …

The De Queen Lions Club “Feed the Colts” night was held on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at UA Cossatot, where they fed the Colt basketball team. The Lady Colts had a scrimmage in Marshall, Texas that night so they were fed lunch the next day. Everyone enjoyed smoked brisket sandwiches.

Lockesburg City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Senior Citizens Building. The meeting, which is usually on the second Tuesday of each month, was rescheduled due to a lack of quorum last week. The media was notified.

The November De Queen High School Students of the Month are sophomores JD Brinkley and Sofia Abril, juniors Will Dykes and Sydney Casteel and seniors  Irata Kelen and Janae Tirado.

Monday, November 23, 2020

The De Queen City Council, at their regular meeting on Nov. 17, heard budget proposals from the city’s department heads as they hope to approve the 2021 budget at their next meeting in December. 

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The De Queen Lions Club organizes a public auction every December to raise money for Lions Club projects that take place throughout the year.  Due to covid-19 and the financial hardship that the pandemic has caused many, the De Queen Lions Club has chosen to cancel the annual auction for 2020.  

With a copy of the certification of the Nov. 3 General Election by the Sevier County Clerk’s office possibly being sent to the Arkansas Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) this week, the process for the sale of alcohol in Sevier County will begin. 

Friday, November 13, 2020

De Queen City Attorney and Ninth Judicial District-West prosecuting attorney Erin Hunter spoke to the De Queen Lions Club at their meeting on Nov. 2. 

On Oct. 31, De Queen Ptl. Christopher Turner was dispatched to Pilgrims in reference to a private property accident. Turner was given a description of the suspect vehicle that was then relayed to Ptl. Brady Hanney. Hanney was able to locate the vehicle in a ditch at 4th and Vandervoort. 

On Nov. 5,  at approximately 10:15 p.m. Sevier County Sheriff’s Sgt. Justin Gentry was patrolling on Hwy. 24 when he got behind a dark colored pickup truck driving eastbound. Gentry observed the vehicle cross the center line and the fog line several times. He initiated a traffic stop on the …

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Sevier County Quorum Court held their regular meeting on Nov. 9, beginning with an update from hospital board of governors chair, Dr. Steve Cole.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the site of the future Sevier County Medical Center on Highway 71 north of De Queen Lake Road last Friday. According to hospital board chair Dr. Steve Cole, almost 100 people attended the event. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Sevier County Quorum Court held their regular meeting on Nov. 9, beginning with an update from hospital board of governors chair, Dr. Steve Cole.

Monday, November 09, 2020

GREELEY, Colo. — Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, Pilgrim’s today announced plans to invest $715,000 in De Queen, Ark., to support the community’s future. Pilgrim’s has worked with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate…

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Joe Quinn, executive director of Arkansas Good Roads Foundation, spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club about the importance of Issue 1 passage on the Nov. 3 ballot. Quinn told the club this is a continuing sales tax to provide funds of city and county road maintenance through out Arkansas. He sa…

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sevier County Medical Center (SCMC) will be held Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. in De Queen. The ceremony is open to the public and will include speakers from the SCMC board of governors, the SCMC foundation board, plus state and local leaders.

There will be a meeting of the Sevier County Election Commission on Friday Nov. 13 beginning at 1 p.m. to certify the election results of the 2020 General Election held on Nov. 3, 2020. This meeting will be held in the County Courthouse Conference Room.

The Sevier County Quorum Court will meet for their regular meeting on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Weyerhaeuser Room at UA Cossatot. The meeting will begin with an update from hospital board of governors. 

The De Queen City Council, at their Nov. 3 regular meeting, approved a resolution appointing Noel Bard to the De Queen Industrial Park Public Facilities Board. Bard will fulfill the unexpired term vacated by Gary Golden, who recently passed away. 

Tuesday, November 03, 2020
Monday, November 02, 2020

For Sarah Yetman, the future is in industrial hemp, a plant she says has “50,000” uses and that she is now hoping will bring jobs and prosperity to De Queen and the surrounding area. In August, Yetman, the owner of SovereignPort, an import/export transportation business specializing in the s…

Thursday, October 29, 2020

De Queen Lions members collected candy for the upcoming Trunk or Treat at the De Queen Sportsplex. Megan Blanton (left), on behalf of the Lions Club, is pictured with Alicia Gonzalez to contribute sweet treats for the kids on Halloween night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Early voting for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election began on Monday, Oct. 19 at the De Queen Community Building at Herman Dierks Park (506 E Haes). Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early voting will end at 5 p.m. on Nov. 2.

Tammy Soden wasn’t having a good day one Sunday five years ago. She went to church and during the middle of the service, she began to feel bad. She sat in the foyer for a time as her condition worsened, then left to sit in the truck, having to blindly feel her way past the other cars in the …

A plan to build a duplex on Pine Street in De Queen turned a planning meeting last Thursday into a somewhat contentious hearing with the owner of the project, Angie Walker, being granted a conditional use permit to build on property across the street from a neighbor that didn’t want a duplex…

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Due to covid-19, the Sevier County Extension Office will be closed through Oct. 26. They will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 27.  The Extension staff will all be working remotely and you may contact them via email at the following addresses: