Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Ashdown High School was recently notified that they have been designated a School of Innovation (SOI). The designation is based upon AHS reaching goals set by the Department of Education and by providing evidence that they had reached these goals from data and a site visit last February.

Event Flyers Are Now Located on the Upcoming Events Page

Memorial Bench at De Queen Library

Sevier County Librarians pose next to a memorial bench installed at the De Queen Library in memory of Annette Eastwood. Eastwood served as a librarian in De Queen for three decades. A ceremony was held with family and friends yesterday to dedicate the bench and honor Eastwood’s legacy to the library system.

Pictured from left to right: Blackmon Oil, Inc. President David K. Blackmon and De Queen Public Schools Superintendent Jason Sanders displaying the Exxon Mobile Educational Alliance Promotional Flyer

Tiger Mart and ExxonMobile Team Up for De Queen High School

Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program received a nomination for De Queen High School to receive a $500 grant from the local De Queen Tiger Mart. Exxon Mobil has a long history of supporting educational programs and De Queen Public Schools is honored to receive the nomination from the Tiger Mart team. The donation will be used for the maintenance and support of De Queen High School in the areas of Math and Science. The generous gift is another example of our local community stepping in to fill the gap for our Leopard family.

Hurd chosen as Broadcast Intern

Ashdown Junior Zoie Hurd has been chosen as the KDQN/KILX broadcast training intern for the Fall 2020 semester.  This program is approved by the Arkansas Broadcasters Association and  provides the opportunity for high school students with an interest in broadcasting to receive some experience in the field they may choose to pursue.  Zoie will gather information and send regular reports about the events and happenings at Ashdown Schools as well as the community of Ashdown.  Congratulations, Zoie…and welcome aboard!


The American Legion Charles E. Brown Post 54, headquartered here in De Queen, is seeking to find the rightful home for a number of foot stones its members have found over the years. They're hoping area residents will help them locate the final resting place of the servicemen and women named on these markers.
For more information on this project, or for anyone interested in learning more about the American Legion, can contact Hendricks at (870) 584-8051.

Post 54 Chaplain-Rick Gregory, Veterans Service Officer-Michael Chenoweth, Commander Ricky Hendricks