Friday, February 28, 2020

DFA Women's Conference

De Queen First Assembly will hold their annual Women’s Conference “Raise a Hallelujah” on Friday & Saturday, March 6th & 7th. Friday event will begin at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 9:30 am. Cost is $25 per person. For more information or tickets contact De Queen First Assembly at (870) 584-3435.

Shown right: Sondra Reynolds & Geneta Adams

Event Flyers Are Now Located on the Upcoming Events Page

COSSATOT RIVER FFA

In observance of National FFA Week, the Cossatot River FFA visited the #1 Country studios to tell about their chapter’s awards and activities.   Shown are: Rendi Warren-Reporter, Kolby Frachiseur-Recreation Leader and Kelcy Frachiseur-Secretary.  FFA Advisors are Monte Fain and Scott Morgan.

ASHDOWN FFA OBSERVES FFA WEEK

Members of the Ashdown FFA visited the #1 Country Studios on Wednesday, February 26th to tell listeners about some of the activities they are doing this week in observance of National FFA Week.

They will have a fundraising auction on May 1st with proceeds going toward cost of the group activities.

Shown right Emma Rinkle-Reporter, Sam Ratliff-Treasurer & Bandera Sansom-Vice President.  Advisors are Ron Bigham and William Gentry.

NATIONAL FFA WEEK

It's National FFA Week and this week #1 Country 92.1 is saluting area FFA chapters.  Members of the Foreman FFA  visited our studios on Tuesday morning (2/25) to tell listeners about some of the projects their chapter is involved in. 

Pictured L-R:  Jaden Smith- Sentinel, Kolton Green-President, Braiden McKinney-Treasurer, Katie Smith-Vice President, Nichole Poole, Secretary.  The advisor is Jake Stone.

WILD GAME COOK-OFF

De Queen First Assembly Ironmen Ministries will present the 10th annual Wild Game Cook-Off on Saturday, February 29th, 5:30 pm.  The church is located at 1440 W Collin Raye Drive in De Queen.

 Those entering the contest should bring their dish by 4:30 pm.  Judging begins at 5:00.  

For information call the church at (870) 584-3435.

UMPIRES NEEDED FOR DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL

Kyle Willis told #1 Country listeners that The Dixie Youth Baseball league needs additional umpires for this 2020 season.  There will be a meeting Sunday, March 8th, 2:00 pm at the Sportsplex in De Queen for those who are interested in signing up.  Call (870) 784-1716 for more information.

4-H POP-A-TOP CAN DRIVE

Ethan Wolcott reminded #1 Country listeners of the ongoing 4-H Pop-a-Top Can Drive being conducted by the Sevier County 4-H.  This is a state-wide campaign and Sevier County placed 1st in the Region and 3rd in State for this community project last year.  

Right:  Evan & Ethan Wolcott

WATER TANK PAINT JOB COMPLETED

The City of De Queen has announced the water tank paint job is finished as of February 11th, 2020.

This tank can now continue to supply water and pressure to the town for decades to come.

Leopard changes spots to feathers

De Queen High School senior, Marquez Ester, signed a Letter of Intent today (Wednesday, February 12th) at #1 Country Studios to play football for the Northeastern State University Riverhawks in Tahlequah, OK. Marquez was a running back on the De Queen Leopards Football team and lettered in both football and track. (More on Sports page)

HORATIO STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN BOYS & GIRLS STATE

American Legion Post 54 of De Queen is sponsoring Duncan Connor and Melissa Arellano from Horatio High School to participate in the upcoming American Legion Boys State and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State programs. American Legion Boys State will be held at the University of Central Arkansas and the Girls State will be held at Harding University from May 24-May 29.

PEARCE TO MAKE WORLD'S LARGEST KNIFE

Local bladesmith, Logan Pearce, who has been making knives since he was six, will soon begin to build his largest knife ever. Including metal from the Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower, and other monuments, the finished knife will measure 30 feet. Building the knife will take approximately 6 months. After certification, the knife will be added to the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest knife.

Logan said the knife will be similar to this picture but probably will have a leopard in the middle of the handle instead of a flower.

GOLDEN APPOINTED TO SAU BOARD OF TRUSTTEES

Gary Golden of De Queen was appointed to the SAU Board of Trustees by Governor Asa Hutchinson on Thursday, January 16, 2020. His appointment will expire in 2025.
Gary, who is Vice Chair and CEO of First State Bank of De Queen is an SAU alumni, attending from 1968 to 1970.

2020 Football Squares Winner

Jimmie Green of Foreman was the winner of #1 2020 Country's Football Squares contest.  She collected her check for $500 as a result of the final score was KC 31 to SF 49ers 20.  

NEW HEAD COACH AT DE QUEEN

The new head football coach for De Queen stopped by #1 Country studios on Monday, January 27th to visit with the Morning Brew.  Coach Brad Chesshir was most recently the defensive coordinator at Jonesboro High School, but he has ties to southwest Arkansas.  His wife Phylicia hails from McAlester, Oklahoma.