Monday, September 28, 2020

The Legacy Center & Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation Host Free Prostate Cancer Screening at Health Fair in De Queen on Sept. 30

Free Prostate Cancer Screening will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.
All men between the ages of 45 and 75 are encouraged to take advantage of this free screening opportunity at The Legacy Center, 121 South 3rd Street in De Queen, AR.

Event Flyers Are Now Located on the Upcoming Events Page


De Queen Leopard Cheer will host a fund-raising spaghetti dinner prior to the De Queen vs Hope football game on Friday, September 25th. Food service will begin at 4 pm. Cost is $7 per plate for spaghetti, garlic bread and corn.  Delivery is available for large orders and businesses.  Call 582-3588, 582-2889 or 279-0444.

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

Ford Motor Company Master Technican

John Terrell of De Queen has achieved the status of senior master technician with the Ford Motor Company. He has worked for De Queen Auto Group as a technician for more than three decades.
Congratulations, John!


The De Queen FFA will be participating in the Four States Fair & Livestock Show this weekend.  Agri instructor Ryan Hanney along with Kane Faulkenberry and Petyon Blanton told #1 County listeners about some of the events they will be competing in.

Sevier County Courthouse Re-Opening September 9th

Sevier County Judge Ray announced that the Sevier County Courtouse will reopen on Wednesday, September 9th with access through the main east entrance.  Masks are  required.

Admittance on Tuesday & Thursday court days will be by appointment only.

Kidnapping suspect arrested in De Queen thanks to helpful tip from alert citizen and quick response by local law enforcement agencies

David Love of Texarkana, Ark., was arrested in De Queen Wednesday afternoon thanks to a helpful tip from an alert resident and quick response from local law enforcement agencies. Love is wanted in Texarkana on felony charges of kidnapping, rape, burglary and theft of a vehicle.

A Texarkana man wanted on multiple felony charges including kidnapping and rape is behind bars thanks to an alert De Queen resident and Sevier County law enforcement officers.

According to the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, the incident began Tuesday after Texarkana officers received a report about a kidnapping in the city. The suspect, a white male named David Love, reportedly assaulted a 15-year-old girl in a home on the 2800 block of Pecan Street in Texarkana. Love was also suspected of stealing a vehicle before or after the incident.

Read the full story of on our Local News page.

Health Fair

Dr.  Jason Lofton and Angie Walker visited #1 Country studios to remind our listeners about the Men's Health Fair and Children's Immunization Clinic that will be held September 30th from 8 am until 8 pm at the Legacy Center, 121 S 3rd Street in De Queen.  Dr. Lofton's office will conduct several different health screenings for men including Prostate Cancer screenings.  Dr. Randy Walker's staff will be administering shots in an effort to make sure all children are up-to-date on their immunizations.


In order to be in compliance with Arkansas Department of Health and AAA guidelines for outside venue activities, there will be several changes to procedures for purchasing tickets for Leopard Football games during the 2020 football season. The Leopard Football season will kickoff with a AAA Benefit Game vs. Waldron on Friday Aug. 21 at Bill Blackwood Stadium. The junior high will kickoff at 5:30 p.m. and the high school teams will kick off at 7 p.m.
A presale of tickets will go on sell starting Tuesday and run through Thursday. Tickets may be purchased at the backside of the press box in the administration parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

● Tickets will be $4 each
● Any tickets left over will be available for purchase at the ticket booth on Friday, but will be on a first come first serve basis.
● Anyone entering must have a ticket.
● AAA guidelines will require everyone who enters to wear a mask

Beau McCastlain & Lance Pinkerton

First State Bank of De Queen donates $200,000
for new digital scoreboard/videoboard at Leopard Stadium

The De Queen School District announced Leopard Stadium will be home to a new and vastly improved scoreboard and video board. Besides serving as a scoreboard for sporting events held at the stadium, the video board will be a huge complement to the new television production program set to unveil this month once school returns.

This is going to be one big, eye-catching addition to Leopard Stadium. The video board alone will measure 31-feet wide by 18-feet tall. First State Bank of De Queen is funding the entire project, which will cost roughly $200,000 once completed. Check out the full story on our Local News page!

Going Big – First State Bank of De Queen and De Queen Public Schools shared an image of what the new scoreboard/videoboard will look like at Leopard Stadium, once completed. The video board is not expected to be ready for the 2020-2021 school year. However, De Queen educator Beau McCastlain said the district hopes to have construction completed and the board operational in time for use at the 2021 spring graduation ceremony. The board will then be used at football games and other events for the 2021-2022 school year.

Will comfortable seating make better students?

Eric Cross, who serves as a coach and teacher for the Ashdown School District, secured a nearly $1,000 grant to provide his students with more comfortable seating. Cross hopes this simple change will bring some big benefits to his students’ educational experiences.

More on Local News page.

Construction of New High School Saves District $315,000

Clark Contractors out of Little Rock has finished construction of the new De Queen High School. At the August 2020 school board meeting, Mr. Jason Sanders shared the good news that the project was completed on time and actually came in $315,000 under the district’s expected budget. Visit for the full story!