Friday, December 14, 2018

Crafting with Claus

The Horatio High School Marketing Class will help you have a handmade Christmas by hosting a night filled with memories and fun Christmas crafting for all ages. The event will be held in the Horatio High School practice gym on Thursday, December 20th from 5:30 until 8:00 pm. Entry fee is $3 and includes 1 crafting ticket. For more information check out the flyer on our Upcoming events page or visit their Crafting with Claus facebook page. Photo: Kaylee Sharp and Melissa Arellano.

December Books for Birthdays at L.F. Henderson

Students with birthdays in December received a book as a gift.

Event Flyers are now located on Upcoming Events page

Annual De Queen Rotary Cup Presentation

Tight end, defensive end, and team De Queen Leopard football co-captain Malik Beasley was presented the 2018 Rotary Cup at Monday’s (12/10) noon meeting of the club. The club has been presenting the award annually to an outstanding senior athlete since 1936.

It's Officially Christmas Season!

The lights on the Sevier County courthosue were turned on Saturday evening, December 2nd, prior to the annual De Queen Christmas Parade. Local businesses and organizations set up booths around the courthouse square. Harmony set the mood with a wonderful program of Christmas music. Attendees could vote on their favorite tree in Christmas Tree Village. The parade was outstanding with 64 entries. More pictures are posted in our Photo Album.

Ashdown School District Receives Incentive Check from SWEPCO

Superintendent Casey Nichols, Board Member Rosa Bowman, and representatives from SWEPCO and Clear Energy

Ashdown Varsity Cheerleaders and Pom Squad Travel to Disney

Members of the Ashdown High School Varsity cheerleaders and Pom Squad were selected and participated with more than 800 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that represented the camp brands of Varsity Spirit in the fourth annual Varsity Spirit Spectacular at the Walt Disney World®Resort in Orlando, Florida from November 28 thru December 1, 2018.

The individuals invited to perform in the parade were part of a select group of 10th to 12th grade captains, co-captains, officers, and All-American cheerleaders who attended a Varsity Spirit summer camp this summer hosted by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), National Dance Alliance (NDA) and United Spirit Association (USA). The cheerleaders and pom squad performed in an exclusive pre-parade performance through Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park before hundreds of fans.

Besides enjoying a sunny trip to Orlando, performers had the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from across the nation and enjoy the magical holiday season at Walt Disney World® Resort parks.

Aniya Polite, Colyn Grimes, MaKayla Dixon, and Brylee Haskins

Kaylee Welborn & Emma Wrinkle

Ashdown Junior High Places at Quiz Bowl Competition

Congratulations to the AJHS Quiz Bowl team, they placed third in the Ashdown Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament. (l-r) Will Bishop, Spencer Patterson, Dal Ringgold, Landon Wright, Rachel Vice, Marty Lansdell, Zoe Hogan, and Dylan Rose.

Award Winning Teacher

De Queen Junior High School Physical Science teacher Payton Covington was one of 116 educators awarded $500 from Arvest Bank. Arvest Bank had a Facebook contest for nominating educators and describing why that teacher should win. For the third consecutive year, Arvest Bank has awarded educators a total of $58,000 in prize money. Pictured left to right: Jay Mark Bigham, Patti Boone, Payton Covington, De Queen Schools Superintendent Bruce Hill & De Queen Junior High School Principal Bill Huddleston.


De Queen-Sevier County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Suzanne Babb, visited with the Brew Crew about a new service being offered to chamber members and the public to keep them informed of events happening in Sevier County. The Community Calendar tab has a list of all the events in the area that the Chamber has been informed of. To get your event listed, just contact Suzanne at the Chamber office by calling (870) 584-3225.


The De Queen Family Career and Community Leaders of America group is collecting shoes for needy children. Julie Gomez and Maricella Morales said your donation of new or good used shoes should be dropped off at De Queen High School office by December 12th.


Ashdown High School Student Council members along with class officers gather to celebrate the arrival of their new chrome book bags that were distributed this week as AHS goes 1 to1 (1 Chromebook per student).

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.