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Linda Russell began working at The Bee in May of 1972. She is now the office manager but started out as a teletype setter. Through the years she has worked in every aspect of the production except composing advertising and running the press. She is married to Scott Russell and they have two children, Traci Lyon and Scotty Russell, along with four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Linda considers her time spent at the paper as both rewarding and meaningful, having made numerous friendships throughout the years.


Sarai Esquivel




Sarai Esquivel has been the associate editor and advertising executive for The Spanish Bee since 2015. She is married and the mother of two children. She has lived in De Queen, Arkansas since 2006. She enjoys reading, traveling and volunteering at community events. She is a member of the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus Church. 









Claudine Tompkins




Claudine Tompkins has been working for the De Queen Bee since September 2017. She is from Lockesburg, Arkansas, where she lives with her family. She has been on the Lockesburg City Council for 10 years. She plays and sings bluegrass in her spare time and spends time with her son, Tristan, daughter, La'Nya, and husband of 21 years, Shayne.










Cindy Evans




Cindy Evans began working at The De Queen Bee February 29, 1980. She now works in advertising though she started working in the back shop in composing. She has done everything from working in the front office to performing darkroom work, composing ads, laying out the newspaper, handling the mail room, and more ‚ but she never ran the press. She is married to Jerry Evans Jr. and they have one son, Casey Evans, along with two grandchildren. Over the years of working with the paper, Cindy has met some wonderful people, formed friendships and feels like it has been very rewarding.






Marty Bachman




Marty Bachman joined the De Queen Bee as editor in September 2017. He has been in the newspaper/magazine business for most of the last 30 years, running newsrooms primarily in California, though he served stints in Nevada and Texas before joining the Bee. In 1993, he founded City News Group and its four initial newspapers in Southern California. He also published a biker magazine in the Southwest for three years before returning to the newspaper industry.




Doug Dunston has been the sports editor for the De Queen Bee for the last 10 years.