Wednesday, May 27, 2020

FREE COVID-19 DRIVE THROUGH TESTING

Dr. Jason Lofton, Mayor Jeff Brown, Angie Walker and Judge Greg Ray visited #1 Country studios on Tuesday May 26th to inform our listeners of the free COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic that will be held Saturday, May 30th from 9am until 2 pm at the De Queen Fire Station.  Participants should enter from the back of the station and exit onto 2nd Street facing City Hall.  Two lanes will be open.

Event Flyers Are Now Located on the Upcoming Events Page

WEEK #2 MEMORIAL DAY MISSION WINNER ANNOUNCED

From the list of  clues available at participating sponsors and those given out over the air during the Morning Brew, Rick Pruitt completed Week #2 of #1 Country’s Memorial Day Mission!  He snapped a photo of the statue of the Dierks Outlaw mascot and submitted it to our judges.  The angle of his photo made it closest to our “official” photo, so Rick Pruitt picked up a check for $250!

District Court Guidelines for June 9th

District Court will resume at the Sevier County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 9th.   District Judge Manya Wood and County Judge Greg Ray told #1 Country listeners about requirements that will be enforced for those who have a June 9th court date

See complete list of rules on Local News Page under news posted on May 20th.

If you have questions call District Court at (870) 584-7311.

MARTIN TWINS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT

Twins Maddie & Kade Martin both signed athletic Letters of Intent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant at the #1 Country studios on Wednesday, May 20th.  Maddie will play basketball and Kade will play football.  Both are Honor Students and are seeking a Pre-Med degree.  Their parents are Dr. Kenny and Jennifer Martin of De Queen.

More photos on sports page.

MEMORIAL DAY MISSION WEEK #1

John Baldwin of Lockesburg claimed the first Memorial Day Mission prize of $250 with his photo of the Leopard's eyes at Bill Blackwood stadium. Clue sheets are being given out now for Week #2's mission.  Go by one of our sponsors and snap a picture of the first half of the daily clue and listen at 7:20, 12:20 or 4:20 to #1 Country 92.1 for the second half.  The person who submits a photo closest to the Official Photo for the week, wins $250!  Winners announced on Mondays prior to the next week's clue.  

SOCIAL DISTANCING STILL RECOMMENDED

Dr. Jason Lofton and Mayor Jeff Brown visited with the Morning Brew Crew on Thursday, May 14th to stress the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask when in public.    Dr. Lofton stated that with positive COVID 19 tests increasing in Sevier County, it is even more important to wear a mask when you are in public.  

If you need a mask, you may pick one up at Dr. Loftin's office, Dr. Randy Walker's office, Dr. Emilee Vaught's office in Horatio or at Legacy Academy in Lockesburg. 

 

Mayor Jeff Brown told listeners that the De Queen Pool will NOT open as usual on Memorial Day.  A decision has not been made yet on whether the 4th of July fireworks & celebration will be on July 4th or whether it will need to be postponed until later in the year. 

Josie Burke headed to SAU

Josie Burke signed a Letter of Intent to run Track for Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia at #1 Country studios on Friday, May 15th.  Josie's future plans include becoming a teacher.  She is shown here with  her parents Misty & Chris Burke, and her coach Lanny Allen,  DHS Athletic Director Bob Sikes, her sister, Sophie and coach Brian VanWinkle.

More photos on Sports page.

ISAIAH WILLIAMSON SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT

DHS senior Isaiah Williamson signed a Letter of Intent Tuesday, March 12, 2020 to play baseball for Central Baptist College in Conway.  Isaiah said he would play for the school while pursuing a degree in Kinesiology.  

Family members attending the signing were his parents, Amber and Michael Williamson, his sister,  and his brother.

More photos on Sports page.

DE QUEEN SENIOR PARADE

De Queen Police escorted 2020 De Queen Seniors through the city on what would have been their graduation day, Monday, May 11th.   The parade route began at the high school and traveled Treating Plant road to Collin Raye Drive and turned East. At the 70-71 junction, participants turned south onto Lakeside Drive.  The group then went west on Stilwell Avenue until they reach the Football field on 9th street.  They turned South until they reached Coulter Drive, then west returning to the high school. Area residents lined the parade route with banners and signs to show their support for the seniors.  

UA COSSATOT HIRES NEW A.D.

UA Cossatot’s new Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach, Robert Byrd is scheduled to begin working at UA Cossatot this summer. Coach Byrd will coach both the Colts and Lady Colts, basketball teams.

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, July 11th. 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.

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!