Friday, April 3, 2020

SPRING GOLF CLASSIC POSTPONED

The annual Spring Golf Classic to benefit First Assembly of God Church of De Queen’s Missions has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 9th. Shotgun start at 8:00 am at the Cedar Creek Golf Course, Hwy 259N in Broken Bow. Two-man Scramble ~ $100 per team if paid by May 1st. For more information call (870) 584-3445 or (479) 774-2798.

Event Flyers Are Now Located on the Upcoming Events Page

CURFEW IN PLACE FOR CITY OF DE QUEEN

De Queen Mayor Jeff Brown and Sevier County Judge Greg Ray visited with #1 Country listeners Friday morning.  Mayor Brown stated that he has issued an Executive Order declaring a curfew for the City of De Queen that will commence today, March 20th. Youths  age 17 & under need to be in their homes between the hours of 8:30 pm & 6:00 am.  This order will remain in effect until 11:29 pm on April 17th, unless otherwise extended.  He also stated that the lobby of De Queen City Hall is also closed.  You can make an appointment if you need to speak with someone at city hall or with the police department.  Otherwise, you should use the drive-up window.

Judge Ray reminded listeners that the Sevier County Courthouse is also taking preventive measures for anyone needing to conduct business at the courthouse.  Visitors need to have an appointment and will have to fill out a questionnaire and have their temperature taken before being admitted.

SEVIER COUNTY OFFICIALS RESPOND TO COVID-19

Sevier County Sheriff Robert Gentry and Judge Greg Ray told #1 Country listeners that access to the Sevier County Courthouse and Jail have been limited due to the Corona virus scare. Sheriff Gentry said that as of noon Tuesday, March 17th, there are NO confirmed cases in Sevier County, but the jail is in lockdown and no visitors will be allowed.  The Sevier County Courthouse will only be accessible for those who are due in court through the East entrance.  Visitors will have to sign in, fill out a questionnaire and have their  temperature taken before admittance.  Judge Ray stressed that most business can be taken care through a phone call.  You need to call and make an appointment before before going to the courthouse.  

L.F. Henderson 4th & 5th Battle of the Books

L.F. Henderson students from each grade were selected for their teams based upon each grade having a specific list of books to read and learn book titles and authors. At the competitions, questions are asked from those selected books and students buzz in and must answer book title and author to go with the question.

Our L.F. Henderson students competed on March 6th with other students in our De Queen Mena CoOp area.

L.F. Henderson’s 4th Grade Team won 2nd place on March 6th

(l-r) Audrey Fields, Olivia Dougherty, Cale Cleghorn, and Hunter McCandless
Angie Owings, Audrey Fields, Cale Cleghorn, Olivia Dougherty, and Hunter McCandless
(l-r): Keisha Steel, Cami Jo Wilckens, Gracyn Blankenship, Journey Johnson, Kayleigh Moore, Jackson Hamby, Hudson Hillis, Alivia Bryant

NATIONAL HOME IMPROVEMENT WEEK

#1 Country is featuring area businesses during National Home Improvement week.  Rodney Jones along with his daughters Carley and Bailey stopped by KDQN studios to discuss how his product line can help you create a great  “first impression”  of your home.  Though Rodney says he does it to keep his wife happy!

WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!

With COVID-19 in the news worldwide, Dr. Jason Lofton, Sevier County Health Department Administrator Deborah Hedge and Judge Greg Ray and gave #1 Country listeners an update on the spread of the virus.  They also shared these tips on how to help stop the spread of the disease:

  1.  WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!
  2. Use hand sanitizer
  3. Limit contact with large crowds

Questions, call AR Dept. of Health at (800) 803-7847.

Be Prepared; But Don't Panic!

COSSATOT VFD MEMBERSHIP DRIVE & FISH FRY

Cossatot Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual membership drive and fish fry on Saturday, March 28th.  The fire station is located 284 Farm to Market Road in the Geneva Community.  Fire Chief Archie Johnson along with firemen Kendall Johnson and Roy Stover told #1 Country listeners that they will begin food service at 5:00 pm to be followed by a live auction around 6.  Harmony will provide music.  Cost is $10 per plate or get up to 3 plates free with your paid $40 membership.

TAXES & WILD HOGS

Bruce Jackson, President of the Sevier County Farm Bureau Federation stopped by KDQN studios to give listeners an update on the state-mandated change to the tax rate on poultry houses.  You can call Bruce at (870) 582-2471 if you have any questions.

He also mentioned assistance is available for landowners with feral hog on their property.  The USDA APHIS Wildlife Services Department will assist landowners by sending a team to capture and destroy the hogs.  Call (501) 835-2318 for more information.

FEBRUARY L.F. HENDERSON ALL-STAR READERS

L.F. Henderson All-Star Readers for February:

(l-r): 3rd Grade-Deshawn Keener
4th Grade-Adalie Aylett
5th Grade-E. J. Booth

SEVIER COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD

Dr. Steve Cole, Chairman of the Sevier County Hospital Board of Governors, visited #1 Country studios to update the public about the progress being made on the floor plan for the new facility.  Dr. Cole stated that the board is working diligently to ensure that the hospital will not only be efficient, but aesthetically pleasing as well.  He said their designs will be sent to the architects soon so blueprints may be drawn.

The Board of Governors meets at 1:30 pm on the first Thursday of each month in the Sevier County courtroom. The meetings are open to the public.

BUDDING ARTISTS RECOGNIZED

(Middle) De Queen Middle School Sixth grader Valentin Hernandez recently won 2nd place at the Mena art show.

(Right) DMS student, Konnor Shelton, recently won 3rd place in the Mena art show.

DMS GOOD CITIZENS

De Queen Middle School February Good Citizens were Cole Bass, Ava Billingsley & Ninel Gonzalez.

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.