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Friday, May 25, 2018

For the second year in a row, Sevier County's Oldest Man Hercel Cox, 97, who was born on Jan. 22, 1921. Pictured with Cox is Sevier County Judge Greg Ray. 

Sevier County's Longest Married Couple for 2018. are Ernest and Lula Pressly, Who were married on Dec. 3, 1949. The couple have been married 68 years. Pictured with the Pressly's is Sevier County Judge Greg Ray. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

An accident on Collin Raye and Hwy. 41 resulted in the arrest of a Gillham man and woman the morning of  Saturday, May 19. Jarad Adam Miller, 19, is facing charges of DWI-Drugs, possession of a controlled substance— misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia— misdemeanor. The vehicle’s…

The 37th Annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Day (55 and older) will be held on Friday at the Sevier County Courthouse, 115 N. 3rd Street, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. According to County Judge Greg Ray, as of last Friday there were 32 vendors registered for the event, including Arka…

In the only contested race in Sevier County, the contest for assessor, Sheila D. Ridley defeated her opponent Robin Stacy, garnering 128 votes (56.14 percent) to 100 (42.86 percent). Sevier County Circuit Clerk Kathy Smith ran unopposed, taking 213 votes (100 percent). 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sevier County 4-H hosted a Hero Supper for  local heroes on April 28. Youth cooked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, and cake to thank their heroes for the service they provide to the local community. 

ASHDOWN —  The Corps of Engineers, Millwood Tri-Lakes Project Office, announced that Jefferson Ridge Park East Swim Beach on Dierks Lake has been retested and officials have determined that it is safe for public use.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Artist of the Month winners named during the May monthly meeting of the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association include, left to right, Lucretia Walker, Sherry Ward and Diane Pharr.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The University of Arkansas Cossatot, the Arkansas Economic Development Institute and Sevier County leaders would like Sevier County residents to provide feedback about quality of life during upcoming community forums. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

De Queen police arrested a 36-year-old De Queen woman on Sunday, May 13, charging her with theft by receiving, $1,000 or less. Maranda Flowers was booked into the Sevier County Jail on the charge, which resulted from a missing HP laptop, valued at $300. 

A De Queen woman was charged with driving while intoxicated-drugs, after a De Queen police sergeant found her standing outside her car, which was nose-down in a ditch on Treating Plant Road. Savannah Dee Loneman, 35, was booked into the Sevier County Jail on the charge.  

The Sevier County Quorom Court, at their meeting last Monday, discussed talking points for the proposed extension of the 1/4-cent sales tax that will be on the ballot in November. Voters originally approved the 1/4-cent sales tax when they also approved a 3/8th-cent sales tax in 2005 that wa…

The Sevier County Quorum Court met last Monday and approved a list of things in short order. They voted to approve a resolution authorizing the destruction of District Court records as well as a request for an additional appropriation of $1,500 from the Criminal Justice Fund to buy a new flo…

Jennifer Harland, the External Affairs manager for Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club at their meeting last Monday. Harland explained the Wind Catcher program planned by SWEPCO, which is being opposed on TV ads in Louisiana by critics unknown to t…

Monday, May 14, 2018

Sevier County Jail had a total of 86 inmates booked for the month of April 2018. Community Service picked up at Red Bridge, South Park, A.L. Tribble, Pine Ridge, Green's Chapel, Buzzards Roost, Rink, Landfill, Stateline, Provo and Farm to Market. Community Service also provides workers to th…

The Sevier County Extension Office held the annual Dairy Foods Contest last month, which is sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau. There were 17 youth that participated in the event. The two categories available in which to compete were main dish and party dish. Youth presented their previously …

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Sevier County Coalition has initiated a "Community Spotlight" series. The first speaker will be Sevier County Sheriff Robert Gentry. Gentry will speak about some programs that have been implemented at the Sevier County Jail and how these programs are impacting the county.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

General information about the May 22, 2018 Preferential Primary Election/School Election has been provided by the office of Debbie Akin, Sevier County Clerk.

For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo might mean enjoying Mexican food and Mexican music. But for Mexicans, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla... It is also not, as is often assumed, Mexico…

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

De Queen High School students received multiple awards for their artwork in the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Art Show on May 5-6. Pictured are: Back left to right:  Ruby Peppers, Alma Puga, Gamma Lerma, Gerardo Rojas, and Yuliza Tepozatlan. Front left to right:  Alexandra Salina, Chasity Borja, …

Monday, May 07, 2018

The De Queen City Council discussed plans to remodel City Hall and the police department at their May 3 meeting. The council also discussed their plans to remodel a building adjacent to City Hall that they purchased last month, giving thought to the possibility of moving the police departmen…

Friday, May 04, 2018

Sevier County Cancer Survivors Committee is working to help survivors in Sevier County. The money that was donated last year has been used to help survivors with gas for the travel back and forth for treatments. The committee has provided over $2,000 in gas vouchers this past year for surviv…

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of the possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon, ending around 7 p.m. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon through tonight. Large hail and strong to damaging winds may occur in stronger storms, NWSis reporting…

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The National Weather Service is predicting a showers and thunderstorms for most of the next three days, with the most severe weather to arrive on Thursday. Tonight there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with the skies remaining mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. 

The Sevier County jail housed 209 total inmates for the month of March 2018. Community service inmates picked up in Provo, Beacon Hill, Johnson Bridge, Buzzard’s Roost, Red Bridge, Bellah Mine, Avon, Dogtown, Central, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill Cemetery and the 4-H Range. 

On March 31, Gentry Chevrolet donated $100 for every vehicle sold to the Layne Woods Scholarship Fund. Recently they presented the parents of Layne, Jeff and Allison Porterfield Woods, a check for $2,000. Pictured, left to right are, Heath Stuard, Jimmy Ray Gentry, Jeff Woods, Allison Woods,…

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The De Queen City Council will meet tonight (May 1) at 6 p.m. at De Queen City Hall. Council members will hold a discussion on an advertising proposal for Site Selection Magazine, the remodeling of City Hall and ideas for a building recently purchased adjacent to City Hall at 124 W. De Queen Ave. 

A luncheon was held at UA Cossatot last Thursday, with area business leaders, educators and politicians filling the room to snack on pizza and watch a presentation made by members of the Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI), which is conducting a survey to identify the county’s eco…