Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 Sevier CountyFair Queen

Raven Revels will represent Sevier County at the Arkansas State Fair in October.


2018 Sevier County Rodeo Royalty

Sevier County Rodeo Royalty was presented at the Rodeo on Saturday night, August 11th.
L to R 2017 Little Miss Raylee Kate Hundley, 2018 Miss UPRA, 2018 Sevier Co. Little Miss Jaycee Platt, 2017 Princess Mckenize Nevels.
Photo by Erica Tollett

Event Flyers are now located on Upcoming Events page

Free Smoke Alarms

Brothers keepers Ride

Fireworks Display

The Ashdown Fire Department in cooperation with Arkansas Red Cross will install free smoke alarms for Ashdown residents.  These smoke alarms have a 10 year battery.  Sign up with Red Cross by leaving your name, address and phone number at (501) 420-3533 or call Jake Smith at (870) 571-7928.

Brother's Keepers Motorcycle Club will host Rumble in the Park Scavenger Ride on Saturday, August 25th.  Registration starts at 9 am. First bike out at 10 am.  There will be a high hand payout.  Benefits the Sevier County Toys for Tots.  For more information contact Joey at (580) 306-2584 or Jerry at (870) 784-6283.

The weather caused the July 3rd fireworks in De Queen to be delayed by several hours, so another free fireworks display has been scheduled for Saturday, September 1st during Labor Day weekend.  Vendors are welcome to set up booths to sell food and other items.  There will also be an “open mike” for karaoke singing.  To register for vendor booths or karaoke, contact the Park Dept at (870) 642-4140.

Continuing Ed Classes

Continuing Education courses begin in September and there are three ways participants can sign up. Registration is available online at, in person Monday through Friday at the UA Cossatot De Queen campus between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by mailing registration forms and payment to 183 College Drive in De Queen. Questions can be referred to the college at 870-584-4471.

Winner of Free Gas

Troy Cravens of De Queen was one of Week #11's winners of $50 in free gas.  Troy registered at Gentry Chevrolet.  We'll have two $50 winners every Friday through August 31st.

Free Gas Friday!

Rick Pruitt of De Queen was one of this week's winners in Number One Country's Free Gas Friday drawings.  Rick registered at TJ's in De Queen.  He Picked up a check for $50 in Free Gas!

Horatio Cheer Team Fundraiser

Members of the Horatio Cheer team announced they would be holding several fund raisers to help team members can travel to Disney World November 29th to December 2nd to march in the parade. They are selling chances on a 7mm-08 or 270 rifle as well as holding on-line auctions for baked goods. Visit their facebook page at Horatio Cheer Auctions or call (870) 557-1295 for more information.

Tyson Donates to Senior Center

Tyson Foods, Grannis/Broken Bow Complex recently donated over 600 pounds of Tyson ground beef to the Cossatot Senior Center in Wickes, AR. The Senior Center prepares meals daily for area Senior Citizens and also delivers meals to many Seniors in the South Polk County area. Tyson appreciates the contributions made by our Senior Citizens in the local communities where we live and work.
Accepting the donation at our Tyson Plant in Grannis on August 1, 2018 were:

L-R: Tim Norman, Grannis Plant Manager, Jennifer Hallum, President and CEO of The Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Pat Stewart and Zack Frachiseur, Cossatot Senior Citizen Center volunteers.

Registration Open for Pee Wee Football

Parents of interested players can participate in early registration by submitting the required forms to the De Queen Parks and Recreation office. Early registration is permitted now through August 13th and regular registration will take place August 13th-29th. Chris Hale can be contacted at the parks office by calling 870-642-4140 or his cell phone at 870-784-3852


Ashdown High School Purple Pride Marching Band Drum Major Leah Lovell attended the SASI Drum Major Training Camp at the University of North Texas June 21-24.

Food Drive for Senior Citizens Center

The offices of Randy Walker, MD collected over 7,000 cans of food during a two week contest by staff members. 1st through 4th place prizes were awarded to members of the 4 teams. First place prize was two vacation days, 2nd place was one vacation day, 3rd place 1/2 vacation day, and 4th place received gift cards.


Christina Sherry of De Queen picked up a check for $50 in Week 10 of Number One Country's Free Gas Friday drawing. Christina registered at TJs in De Queen.


Linda Murry also picked up a check for $50 for Free Gas. Linda registered at Vaught Care Clinic in Horatio.

Free Gas Friday - Week 8 Winner

April Klitz of Winthrop picked up a check for $50 after her name was drawn during Week 8 of Number One Country's Free Gs Friday contest. A[ril registered at Baker's Saw Shop in Lockesburg.

Another Free Gas Friday Winner

Connie Fisher's name was drawn as one of the winners of Number One Country's Week 9 Free Gas Friday Contest. Connie Registered at Gentry Chevrolet in De Queen.

Code Red

Judge Greg Ray said just days after Code Red went live in Sevier County, the system was tested as numerous severe thunderstorm and tornado alerts were issued by the National Weather Service for our area.

Click HERE to sign up.
Juanelle Gage & Martha Fines

The Humane Society of Sevier County announced the dates for their 2018 Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics.

Remaining 2018 clinics will be September 4, 5 & 6 and November 13, 14 & 15. Call for an appointment at least two weeks before clinic (870) 584-9096.

Carbon Monoxide Poisioning

Fire Chief Dennis Pruett stopped by the KDQN studios to remind residents of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. De Queen residents who need a Carbon Monoxide or smoke detector installed in their home can contact the De Queen Fire Department and they will do it for you.