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Monday, February 18, 2019

The Sevier County Quorum Court met for their regular meeting on Feb. 11, and elected Justice of the Peace Gary Wright to be their delegate to the Arkansas Quorum Court Association. Justice of the Peace David Wright, who was a past delegate, told the court that the information the delegate wo…

Joe Friday, a character on the acclaimed LAPD-based TV show, “Dragnet“, became famous for the line, “Just the facts, ma’am.” While a much repeated cliche these days, for Sevier County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jeff Wahls, 52, the facts to a case are as important as not carrying an op…

Sometimes in life, you find a career you love, and sometimes in life, a career you love finds you. That seems to be what happened to De Queen Police Sgt. Bobby Bagley, the school resource officer for De Queen public schools. 

Friday, February 15, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A fundraiser for Asher Frachiseur, 5-year-old son of Tyler and Kimberly Frachiseur of De Queen, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Cossatot Adam’s building. The meal includes a chicken sandwich, chips and water and is available for $5. You c…

De Queen Mayor Jeff Brown spoke to De Queen Rotary Club on Feb. 4. The mayor told members about upcoming projects for the city. The water tank near De Queen Medical Center is in need of major renovations. Approximate cost is $850,000 and bids are currently being taken.  The tank will be out …

HORATIO — Harvest Regional Food Bank is returning to Sevier County with its Mobile Pantry. “We have several communities in our rural service area that are not fully served by local partner agencies. To be sure that the residents in these areas are served, we are providing direct service wher…

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The electric that was disconnected from seven of eight accounts at De Queen Regional Medical Center on Monday, was being restored on Tuesday after the past due bill had been paid. Multiple more accounts had been threatened to be cutoff on Tuesday before payment was finally made. 

The University of Arkansas Cossatot and the Sevier County Economic Development Tourism Committee are excited to announce the launching of an official Sevier County Slogan Contest. The goal of the contest is to receive suggestions from Sevier County residents that would lead them to adopt a n…

Monday, February 11, 2019

De Queen Regional Medical Center had its electricity cut off today. According to a SWEPCO representative, seven of eight electric accounts belonging to the hospital were shut down with the eighth account being that of a physician who has an office in the hospital, having their account switch…

ASHDOWN — Highway 32 across Millwood Lake will close at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 while the sluice gate conduits at the base of the spillway are inspected. During the inspection, a crane and other heavy equipment will block the bridge across the spillway.

Friday, February 08, 2019
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department had 89 inmates booked into the county jail for December 2018. Community Service picked up at Landfill, South Park, Provo, Crosstrails, Dogtown and Rink Road. They also provided workers for the courthouse, Salvation Army and sheriff’s department.

Shasta Guinn, teacher of engineering classes at De Queen High School, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 29 Lions Club meeting. She presented members with an overview of the engineering classes she teaches at De Queen High School. Presently, she is teaching Introduction to Engineering and nex…

Scott Horton, a Weyerhaeuser employee, gave a $5,000 donation on behalf of the Weyerhaeuser Active Volunteer Employees program, known as WAVES. Horton has generously offered his skills, compassion and dedication to the American Legion's many community and renovation projects. In return for a…

Monday, February 04, 2019

The Miss DHS Pageant will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the De Queen High School Auditorium. The Mini and Little Miss DHS Pageant will be held at 5:45 p.m., Tickets are $5 and include both pageants. Pictured are Miss DHS Pageant participants. Front row, left to right: Maria Nichol…

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

At their January meeting, the De Queen Homemakers  presented a donation to  The Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas in support of their effort to give a book  to every child in Sevier County from ages birth to 5 years old. Attending the presentation were L-R Charlene Sullivan, Shirley …

An Arkansas State Trooper who was severely injured in a single vehicle accident while responding to an accident scene that involved an overturned logging truck in Sevier County on Jan. 3, has been transferred from a Little Rock hospital to TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehab and Research Hospital in…

Legacy Initiatives, a local non-profit in Sevier County that focuses on community development projects, announced that it has received a $35,000 grant to assist employees recently impacted by layoffs at the De Queen Medical Center. According to Legacy Initiatives founder Chad Gallagher, rece…

Monday, January 28, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019

A woman, a 15-year-old female teen and an 8-year-old girl were each taken to hospitals with suspected serious injuries, after a one-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 24 in Lockesburg, which occurred around 4:10 p.m. on Jan. 22 at 7 Up Ranch Road. Police arrived at 4:33 p.m. and EMS at 4:43 p.m.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Former De Queen Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy received the honorary Lifetime Member Award from the Arkansas Municipal League at their 85th Municipal League dinner, held in Little Rock last Wednesday night. Pictured with McKelvy is his wife, Robbie (left) and House District 4 Representative DeAnn Vaught. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A fire that is believed to have been started by an extension cord running from a neighbor’s house that had a grounding prong torn off, leveled a home at 604 E. Stilwell, killing five dogs. De Queen Fire Department was dispatched to the blaze at 4:15 a.m. on Jan. 12, and arrived two minutes l…

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sevier County Library De Queen Branch honored De Queen natives Carolyn Leeper and Mary Ellen Leeper Leichlyter, by naming their children's section after them. According to Librarain Johnye Fisher, the two have been "big" supporters of the library for many years, having donated many children'…

Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association (CACA) artists for the month of January are: First place, Lucretia Walker, painting “Home From School”; second place, Sherry Ward, painting “Sunflower Fairies”, third place, Diane Pharr, painting “Silver Bells”. CACA meet the third Friday each month and w…

Friday, January 18, 2019