Tuesday, October 22, 2019

2019 gun give away winner

Darrell Elmore of De Queen was the winner of the Marlin XS7 7mm-08 Rifle with Bushmaster 3×9 scope that was given away by #1 Country on Friday, October 11th.  One digit of the gun’s serial number was announced on the air each weekday from September 23rd through October 4th.  Entrants then had to drop off a card with the serial number, their name, address and phone number at one of our sponsor locations.  Then on Friday, October 11th one name was drawn from all the entries.    Shown right are Darrell, Kristi and David Elmore after they claimed the gun at Baker’s Bargain House.



Members of the De Queen Rotary Club are labeling dictionaries to give to third grade students at Sevier County Schools in October. The Club will present the dictionaries at De Queen Elementary School on October 16th at 8:15 AM, and at Horatio Elementary on October 23rd at 8:30 AM.

Shown are:  Jerry Don Roberts, Teresa Bunyard, Spike Dunlop, Marian Chandler, Bill Lee and  Doug Akin.

Mac McDaniel, Jerry Davis, Doug Akin, Bill Lee, and Marion Chandler.

Love Local Campaign

Keisha McKinney of McKinney Media Solutions encouraged members of the De Queen Rotary Club Monday (9/23) to post positive reviews of local restaurants and shops on free social media platforms in order to increase tourism in the area. (Full Story on Local News Page)

Rotary Contributes $500 to Senior Citizens Centers

De Queen Rotary Club President Lisa Taylor presented a $500 contribution to the Sevier County Senior Citizens Centers at Monday’s(9/23) noon meeting of the club.
Local Director, Joyce Short, and Regional Director, Sheila Nash, accepted the donation on behalf of the local centers.


The Burn Ban that was posted for Sevier County on September 17th has been lifted.  We've gotten over three and one-half inches of rain recently so Judge Ray lifted the ban. 

OEM Walter Smith, Sevier County Judge Greg Ray and Fire Chief Dennis Pruitt

Ashdown High School Homecoming Court

Ashdown High School presented their homecoming court on Friday, September 13th.

(Center photo) Homecoming Queen VonJoy Thomas

(Far right) Maid of Honor Rylee Burden


Arvest Bank employees presented a $4,500 check to the De Queen Police Department for their K-9 Unit on Friday, September 13th in De Queen.

Raptor is a two year old Belgin Malinois (pronounced Mal-in-wah).  He and Patrolman/K9 Officer Jarrin Platt attended two weeks of training the K-9 Academy in Little Rock.

The team is trained in narcotics detection, tracking and bite.

Annual Sevier County Farm Bureau Meeting Held

Around 200 Sevier County Farm Bureau members attended the annual meeting at the De Queen School Cafeteria on Tuesday, September 10th.

Farm Bureau President Bruce Jackson presented the Farm Family of the Year award to the Josh Morris family of Gillham.

Sevier County 1% Hospital Tax Election

Sevier County residents will be asked to vote on the 1% Hospital Sales Tax in the special election to be held October 8, 2019. This is an important decision for Chamber members to consider. Sevier County Economic Development officer Lisa Taylor and De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Babb told #1 Country listeners that there is one more opportunity to get this information and have questions answered at a scheduled public meeting on Monday, September 30, at Lockesburg Senior Citizens Center. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m.

Click Here for a Fact Sheet and sample ballot example. Call 870-584-3225 or go by 315 W. Stilwell (downtown De Queen).


The Gateway Trail, sponsored by Legacy Initiatives, is a proposed 3.4 mile loop at Pine Ridge Park. It will be a multi-use trail for hiking, biking, and running.

Dr Lofton says Pine Ridge is an ideal location because there are five restrooms along the trail, a big parking lot, and awesome views of De Queen Lake.