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.
The UA Cossatot Foundation has recently begun a new fundraising campaign called the Blue Darter Heritage Campaign.
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
De Queen Rotary Club welcomed their newest member, Jennifer Diaz. Jennifer is employed at Red River Federal Credit Union as MSR. She is pictured with her sponsor, Erika Buenrostro.
Right: Giovanna Lerma, Interact president, presented the club $300 for the planned inclusive playground.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, De Queen Rotary Club recognized their members who have served the country. Pictured (L-R): Jerry Don Roberts, Jerry Davis and Mac McDaniel.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
A familiar face, or maybe voice to many in De Queen and Sevier County, Murriel Wiley has been named the new executive director of the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce. Wiley, the former news director for radio station KDQN, signed a contract with the chamber on Tuesday, taking over…
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
A cherished local Christmas tradition will come with a fresh new twist this year as The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce has announced the community’s first “Tour of Lights” event set for Saturday, Dec. 5 at Herman Dierks Park.
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.
The Southeastern Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association (SOJRA) is a nonprofit youth association that is organized to promote the sport of rodeo to youth 19 years of age and younger. Their mission is to create a fair and encouraging atmosphere of positivity so young cowboys and cowgirls can flour…
Arkansas families have begun making their Thanksgiving holiday preparations. For many Arkansans, the plans include highway travel across the state or nation.
Friday, November 13, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — Even in the best of times, entrepreneurs face challenges of operating small businesses in Arkansas, especially those in rural areas of the state.
US Navy veteran Don Hogg spoke to the De Queen Lions Club on Monday, Nov. 9.
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
During the Oct. 27, 2020 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
The Operation Christmas Child 2020 Shoebox Collection Week is Nov. 16 - 23. Volunteers have been transforming empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and articles of clothing for children in need worldwide.
Morris Ranch Inc, Horatio, ranked as fifth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Arkansas with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2020, which ended Sept. 30, according to Mark McCully, Association chief executive officer.
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
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…
On Oct. 24, De Queen Police Ptl. Gilberto Elizondo was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a motor vehicle accident.
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.
Lockesburg City Council met in special session Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the new Senior Citizens Building. The medial was notified of the meeting.
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.
Sevier County residents voted to approve the sale of liquor in the county by a vote of 3,499 (67.31 percent) to 1,699 (32.69 percent).
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — Trooper Matt Price, 36, assigned to Troop H, headquartered at Fort Smith, was presented with the prestigious Arkansas State Police Trooper of the Year Award (2019) at the Arkansas state capitol tonight during the department’s’ annual award ceremony.
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.
LITTLE ROCK — The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have dispatched 40 professional line workers and equipment to Oklahoma and Mississippi to assist with outages related to natural disasters.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Erin Hunter of De Queen, has been appointed prosecuting attorney of the Ninth Judicial District-West. Her term begins Jan. 1, 2021, and expires Dec. 31, 2022. Hunter will replace Bryan Chesshir.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Lockesburg City Council met in regular session Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the new Senior Citizens Building. The media was notified.
First Baptist Horatio and Horatio High School Honor Society recently built about 480 shoeboxes filled with toys, toothbrushes, toiletries and clothes that will be sent to kids all over the world who won’t get a Christmas.
During the Oct. 13, 2020 session of the District Court of Sevier County, the following court cases were heard and disposed of:
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:
The De Queen High School Student Council announced Halle Harp as the 2020 DHS Homecoming Queen and 26 DHS homecoming maids.