Yesteryear

100 YEARS AGO

October 11, 1918

In conformity with an order of the State Board of Health in regard to quarantine of Spanish Influenza, it is hereby ordered by the County Health Physician that all churches, schools and picture shows in Sevier County be closed, and that all indoor meetings and outdoor crowds are forbidden until further notice by the county health authorities.

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There are quite a few buildings going up in Mineral. Hicks-Stevenson Lumber Co. is building some houses for employees. Mr. Henry Stinnett  has bought his mother’s place east of the section house and will erect a house and barn at once. Mr. Fielder has been building at odd times all summer and has just finished his barn and garage.

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The good ladies of the Multi Arts Club met at the home of Mrs. Jessie Collins last Thursday. They picked 842 pounds of cotton. Among  those present were: Mesdames S. Robertson, Mrs. O. Klink, Mrs. James Graves and daughters, Lillian and Emma, Mrs. Bingham and daughter, Alice, Mrs. M.C. House, Mrs. John Huckabee, Mrs. Mattie Mitchell and daughters, Lillian and Norma, Pearle Cole, Mrs. Eva Jones and children and Mrs. Ella Rogers.

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J.C. Hobbs has associated himself with Walter Fowler in the latter’s manufacturing enterprise and the name of the institution has been changed from the De Queen Creamery to the De Queen Creamery and Mill Co.

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Postmaster Cannon has received notice of the establishment of rural route No. 6, service to begin December 2, provided the required number of patrons signify their intention to erect mail boxes. The new route will extend northwest via Johnson Crossing on Rolling Fork, Bellah Mines, Cheatham post office and return.

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75 YEARS AGO

October 14, 1943

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50 YEARS AGO

October 10, 1968

The De Queen Band Boosters met Monday night at the band building. New officers for the year were elected as follows: Blase Yamona, president; Steven Stallard, vice president; Mable Dunnigan, secretary and Louis Singleton, treasurer.

Members were advised that the new uniforms had been paid for in the amount of $761.73.

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Miss Pearl Williamson, who served De Queen schools continuously from 1914 to 1949, died Sunday, Oct. 6 at 12:55 p.m. in a De Queen nursing home following a lengthy illness.

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Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Munn of Horatio announce the birth of an eight pound, 14 ounce son, Randy Terrell, Sept. 19.

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Frank Jones, Buddy Mills and Freddie Walker, students at Southern State College, spent the weekend with their parents, Mrs. Joel Mills and Mrs. Gertrude Walker.

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Mr. and Mrs. George Bradshaw, Pam and Sue, and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Welch and Jan attended the Lockesburg Rough Riders Barbecue held Saturday night at Lockesburg.

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Miss Sue Wright of Foreman, Arkansas’ current Junior Miss has received a scholarship to Henderson State Teachers College.

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Those visiting Mary Manning last week were Mrs. Donrieth Laird of De Queen, Mrs. Jane Frady of Horatio, Mrs. Ernest Ayers, Eunice Gore, Eula Stansbury and Mrs. Dixie Griffin and neighbor of Falls Chapel.

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25 YEARS AGO

October 7, 1993

Homecoming Queen Shelly Halter was crowned by DHS Booster Club President Tom Williams during pre-game ceremonies Friday evening. The queen was escorted by Scott Carlton. The Leopards demolished Cotton Valley 27-6 to the delight of the homecoming crowd.

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Keith Melson, president of First State Bank of De Queen, has announced that Doug Suttle has been elected to the bank’s board of directors.

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Karen Austin was the winner in Tuesday’s runoff election to determine a Winthrop seat on the Horatio School Board.

Austin edged Ned S. “Steve” Click Jr. by a margin of 107 to 98 votes.

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The Lockesburg School Board elected new officers Tuesday evening at the first regular meeting following school elections.

Tuesdays board meeting was the first for Lisa Wray, a new member of the board.

Ben Myane was elected as board president; John Hubbard was elected as vice president and Larry Havins was elected secretary. Charles Nash is the fifth board member.

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John Marker of De Queen is one of the 144 students accepted for the first class at the Arkansas School for Math and Science at Hot Springs.

He is the son of Mrs. Jimmie Marker.

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Phil and Sharon McRae announce the birth of a son, Coleman Daniel McRae, born Friday, Oct. 1 at 4:01 p.m. at Wadley Regional Medical Center, Texarkana. He weighed seven pounds, three ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jackie D. Jones of Dierks announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Kaye, to Calvin Shane Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Griffin of Horatio.

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10 YEARS AGO

October 9, 2008

Members of the Horatio High School Homecoming Court are Katelyn Friday, flower girl Lauren Rivas; Katie Woods, Luke Ernest football bearer, Kenzey Nelson crown bearer, Hannah Payne, Chelsea Richardson homecoming queen; Kaylin Shope, Jamie Nelson, Amanda McAlister, Jamie Mitchell, Jessica Phillips, Myla Mendoza and Taylor Whittington.

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The first meeting of the Lucky Clovers 4-H was held Thursday, Oct. 2 under the leadership of Ronald Morris, assisted by Kim Morris.

Aaron Morris was elected president, Taylor Gentry was made vice-president and Tessa Gentry will be secretary/treasurer. Song leaders will be Marcus Rosson, Tori Gentry and Jody Hughes. Pledge leaders are Amber Morris and Lexy Richardson.

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John Frachiseur was named the Sevier County Agri Citizen of the Year. Frachiseur is the agriculture teacher at De Queen High School. The award, which was started in 1998, was given by Sevier County Farm Bureau board of directors and presented by Charles Lee who originated the award for the group. Recipients can be former business people or educators. The presentation was made at the SCFB’s annual meeting held Sept. 16 with around 250 in attendance.

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