Oklahoma cop facing felony charges in Sevier County, forced to resign from Broken Bow PD two weeks after being hired

A former Oklahoma cop who is facing a felony aggravated assault charge in Sevier County after pointing a gun and threatening two people in the parking lot of the Tortas El Guero restaurant at 209 W. Collin Raye Dr. in De Queen last October, was hired earlier this month by the Broken Bow Poli…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Simple Simon’s Pizza, which donates 50 percent of its profits from the first Monday of the month to a local non-profit organization, gave a check of $1,200 to the De Queen High School Quiz Bowl team for sales on June 3. Pictured, left to right: Coach Thomas Sweeten, Brittany Jegstrup,  Angie…

The main order of business at the June 7 Sevier County Home Extension Council Meeting was to honor Myrtle Sims as “Woman of the Year." Sims has been a member of the organization for well over 50 years and is still active and presently serving as vice president of the De Queen Homemakers Club. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019

The De Queen High School Class of 1979 held its 40th reunion May 31 and June 1. The Friday activities included a tour of De Queen High School and dinner at Stilwell's Restaurant. On Saturday, the class gathered at Russ and Dana Willingham's home on the Mountain Fork River to enjoy dinner and…

De Queen Police Chief Scott Simmons, speaking to the city council at their June 4 meeting, said that due to a pinched nerve back injury that occurred last September to police dog Kilo, the canine would have to be retired. 

Richard Van Voast of L J Excavating/Van Voast Lime Service spoke to De Queen Rotary Club on June 3. Van Voast is involved in Paper Residuals Beneficial Re-use. This program takes Domtar’s by-products and converts material into soil nutrients. Three paper by-products are boiler ash, paper fib…

Friday, June 07, 2019

Tyson Foods, Grannis/Broken Bow Complex, supported the annual Collin Raye Benefit held in De Queen on May 25. The benefit supports local educational institutions and schools in the De Queen area. Tyson Foods sponsored the event with a $1,500 donation as well as preparing and serving a comple…

Patrolman Jarrin Platt, with the De Queen Police Department, was patrolling on Collin Raye Drive Sunday, June 2 when he radared a vehicle driving 51 in a 40 mph zone. After making the traffic stop he observed the driver, Ramiro Angel Abrego, 31, of De Queen, had an open beer in the vehicle. …

Thursday, June 06, 2019
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Sevier County Judge Greg Ray and Sevier County Rural Development Authority (RDA) Chair Dr. Steve Cole met last Friday in Little Rock with the county’s health care legal team to discuss the next steps in building a new hospital in De Queen. 

Twenty-one young patrons of the Horatio Library were treated to an overnight Saturday campout at the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in Columbus Saturday, May 25, according to Horatio Librarian Amy Everts.  The event is part of the library’s summer reading program,…

Monday, June 03, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – May 25 marked the last day for Arkansas growers to apply the herbicide dicamba to crops in the state, per a ruling from the Arkansas State Plant Board earlier this year. The herbicide is primarily used to control Palmer amaranth, commonly known as pigweed, in soybeans and cotto…

LITTLE ROCK – Jimna Stinnett of De Queen Abstract Company was sworn in as President of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Land Title Association earlier this month. The association held their 111th Annual Convention in Memphis, Tenn. The convention is a three-day event that includes a g…

The Sevier County Coalition’s Live Well Sevier County Committee has announced they will be hosting monthly Lunch-and-Learn events in conjunction with University of Arkansas Cossatot. The Coalition is comprised of businesses and local agencies represented by employees who work together to imp…

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Two men were arrested by Sevier County sheriff deputies early in the morning of May 25. One, Sergio Rivera, 22, was charged with possession of controlled substance while the other, Jesse Parker, 21, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Sevier County Quorum Court confirmed the re-appointment of Vic Smith as a Commissioner of the Sevier County Housing Authority at their meeting on May 13. Smith was approved by a 7-0 vote with justices Earl Battiest and Kenneth Currence absent 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Sevier County Judge Greg Ray and Sevier County Rural Development Authority (RDA) Chair Dr. Steve Cole met last Friday in Little Rock with the county’s health care legal team to discuss next steps in building the new hospital in De Queen. During the meeting the group focused on completing the…

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Sevier County RDA met Wednesday, May 15 in the Tres Agaves Board Room at UA Cossatot in De Queen. The members of the board discussed and approved the minutes from their Feb. 5  meeting and the financial report submitted by Treasurer Crystal Rankin. Chair Dr. Steve Cole led a brief discus…

Friday, May 17, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The 38th Annual Senior Appreciation Day, themed Super-Heroes, Super-Health,  will be held on the county courthouse lawn on May 24, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and usually runs until 1 or 1:30 p.m. 

The De Queen City Council continued discussions on allowing food trucks into the city at their May 7 meeting. While earlier talks had been about locating a food court at Herman Dierks Park, Mayor Jeff Brown said that he didn’t like the location due to the city being shorthanded on maintenanc…

The engine compartment caught fire on a vehicle at the corner of Coulter and Ninth Street last Thursday. De Queen Fire Department responded and had the fire out within minutes. Fire officials don’t know how the fire began. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A De Queen woman was killed in a traffic accident on Highway 259 south of Idabel, Okla. the morning of Sunday, May 12. Stephany Young, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene with head, arm and trunk internal injuries. 

Monday, May 13, 2019
Thursday, May 09, 2019

Bagworms can severely defoliate and kill evergreens, such as spruce and junipers. Bagworms may also feed on shade and ornamental trees, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs and perennial flowers. Since deciduous plants grow new leaves each year, the defoliation caused by the feeding usually does n…

Selena Hanson, a sophomore at De Queen High School, attended Rotary District 6170 RYLA camp in April. She participated in activities such as ROPES course, zip line, canoeing, wall climbing and talent show. These activities build teamwork skills and strengthen new friendships. Each year, the …