Wednesday, October 17, 2018

which school should i choose?

It may just be October, but many high school seniors are already making choices that will affect the rest of their lives.  Alex Harbison with UALR visits with De Queen students during their lunch period to answer questions and provide information about the school.

Event Flyers are now located on Upcoming Events page


2018 Ashdown High School Graduate Maddie McAllister with her 2018 Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Arkansas State Fair.

De Queen Middle School August -September Good Citizens

The following students were vote as August-September Good Citizens by their teachers: Matthew Bruce, Braulio Duran-Hernandez, Zae-Lei Frachiseur & Joana Barrientos

De Queen Junior High September Good Citizens

The following students were vote as September Good Citizens by their teachers: L-R: Nathan Patterson, Marlen Perez, Wendy Victoriano, Romeo Timothy

Ashdown's Turner Wins at Arkansas State Fair

Congratulations to Ashdown High School Student Caylee Turner on Champion Division 1 Market Lamb at the Arkansas State Fair.

Ashdown Wins First Place at Mena Quiz Bowl

7th Grade Ashdown Junior High Quiz Bowl Team won first place at the Mena Quiz Bowl Tournament on October 10. (l - r) Bannon Price, Ella Bowman, Caleb Blankenship, Bella Wolfley, Luke Barnes, Audrey Kate Bishop, Kevin Scott, Rylie Youngblood, Ernie Merrell

L.F. Henderson 3rd & 4th Grade Quiz Bowl Team - they competed at Mena Invitational on October 9

Kambren Zaliski-Sherman, Jaxon McNeal, Aidan Turner, Elise Garrison, Hayden Altenbaumer, Kennedy Thornton, Jackson Hamby, Ethan Warner, Brayden Merrell, Brookelyn Lockeby, Kayleigh Moore, Destiny Curtis, Brooklyn Jester, Stormy Ward


These girls are rock stars!

3rd Grade–Adalie Aylett
4th Grade–Kayleigh Moore
5th Grade–Dakota Ardwin

Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas

Z. Z. Kamruddin of Sevier County stopped by #1 Studio on Thursday, September 13th to promote Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Imagination Library is a Book Gifting program for children, from birth to age 5. The children will receive an age appropriate book, monthly, at no cost to the parents, for children of Sevier County.  To register for the Gifting Program, forms may be picked up at KDQN studios, De Queen Auto Group or at any Sevier County Library or you can register at For more information, please call Z.Z. at 870-642-4886, Mary Ellen Dooley 870-584-8663, Melanie Marshall at 870-784-2882 or For Spanish information call Erika Buenrrostro at 870-784-5154.

Charity drive for Children's Hospital

Local Sevier County Residents Aubrey Seymour and Amber Morris have organized a community service project to give back to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. The girls will be collecting various personal hygiene products to be donated to children and families staying at the hospital. Items requested but not limited to: (Travel Size Only) Shampoo, Conditioner, Bars of Soap, Q-Tips, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Face Wash and Hand Lotion.  Drop off sites for the community collection drive include Shelter Insurance, UA Cossatot’s Extension Office and First State Bank. The collection will be ongoing until October the 9th. Contact the extension offices 870-584-3013 for more information.

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.