115 North 3rd
~ De Queen
The Sevier County
Courthouse located at 115 North 3rd in De Queen, houses
the County Judge, Circuit Clerk, County Clerk, Treasurer, Assessor,
Tax Collector, District Court Clerk, Office of Emergency Management
Director, Emergency 9-1-1 Coordinator, and Veterans Service
Officer. It is also the location of the courtroom for District and
Circuit Courts. The Sevier County Jail at 137 West Robinson Rd, De
Queen houses the Sheriff’s department. The Solid Waste Department
consists of a landfill and transfer station at 796 Piney Road,
outside of De Queen; as well as several satellite stations that
accept household waste. Some locations have bins for recyclable
items, such as paper, plastic, aluminum, and e-waste.
1369 W. Collin Raye Drive in De Queen
Plus in De Queen specializes in auto repair, auto maintenance, and
tire sales. They are located at 1369 W. Collin Raye Drive in De
Queen, hours of operation are Monday- Friday 8:00 am-5:30 pm,
Saturday 8:00 am -12:00 noon. Tires Plus has been providing auto
services to our area for over 30 years and prides themselves on
offering the best most honest service to their customers. Marty
Hooker and his crew at Tires Plus offers services such as: tire
sales, tire maintenance, brakes, suspension, oil changes and lube.
Tire Plus is offering a $70 rebate on a set of Michelin Tires now
through May 10th. To make an appointment or find out about Tires
Plus go by a visit with them or give them a call at
870-642-8473(TIRE) or LIKE them on FACEBOOK or check out their
RELAY SURVIVOR DINNER
Amber Wagner & Christy
Around 120 people including 45 survivors attended the 2014 Survivor
Dinner held Friday night . Amber Wagner and Christy Rhodes
spoke about their battles with cancer.
Lucy & Jimmy Mize
provided and cooked fish, Sevier County judge Greg Ray cooked
hushpuppies and Randy Frachiseur cooked fries. Several
volunteers helped serve including a group from Walmart.
TYSON CLEANS UP
L-R: Front Row: Tammy
Tallant, Lita Baxter, Tina McKee, Patti Wheeler, Mary Russell and
Plant Manager, Tim Norman
L-R: Back Row: Butch
Hammer, Alan Davis, Rollie Nunn, Mike Little and Richard Castor; Ken
Norman – not pictured.
DE QUEEN STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP
Quinn is a 2014
graduate of De Queen High School
He received an ASTATE Leadership Scholarship valued at $32,880 over a 4 year
Son of Angela and
-FBLA, NHS, Swim Team, Basketball Team
-Attending Arkansas State Majoring in Business Management and
HORATIO HIGH ART SHOW
Audrey Smith & LeAnn
The Horatio High
School Art Students will be holding an Art Show on Tuesday, April
22nd at 6 pm in the practice gym a the High School. There will be
around 50 pieces of art on display and some of the pieces will be
DE QUEEN PRIMARY EGG HUNT
De Queen Primary School held the
traditional egg hunt on April 18. Two kindergarten students wore
their rabbit ears to P.E. and played Run Rabbit Run with their
DE QUEEN YEARBOOKS
De Queen Middle and Junior High Schools'
yearbooks have arrived. Yearbooks may be purchased by contacting the
schools at 870-642-2428 or 870-642-3077. (see attached photo_
Spring pictures for middle school and junior
high students will be taken Friday, April 25. Flyers with ordering
information will be sent home next week. Students must pay for
pictures at the time they are taken.
author visited with students at De Queen Elementary School on April
18. Rickey Pittman performed folk songs and spoke about the history
of the Civil War and ending slavery. Pittman has recorded four CD’s
and written several books. Mr. Pittman referred to himself as a
story teller. He autographed several books for the elementary
HORATIO BAND AND CHOIR CONCERT
High and High School Band and Choir Concert
Photo's by-Passion Photography by
DE QUEEN 5TH GRADERS
Fifth grade students at De Queen Elementary School make good use of
the new flooring at the K-5 Gym.
District and presented
an educational program about the benefits of trees in our community
and Arbor Day to the 4th grade class of Mrs. Richardson
and Mrs. Ferguson. Each student was given a short leaf pine tree to
plant at home in honor of Arbor Day. The guest speakers were Mary
Holland, Lucas Head, Jay Jacob, and Justin Mallett.
DE QUEEN KINDERGARTEN
students from De Queen Primary school are shown exercising at the
elementary gym. Kindergartners have P.E. twice a week. The photos
show the students working on balance and strengthening exercises.
Students like to volunteer to lead exercise routines. This is one
way students are learning how to be positive leaders for their
DE QUEEN FBLA
De Queen High School had 16 students compete at the State FBLA
conference Monday and Tuesday at Little Rock. Students competed in a
variety of test and performance events. Ashley Davis won first
place in Electronic Career Portfolio. This qualifies Ashley to
compete at the National conference in Nashville, TN in June.
FORMER DE QUEEN COACH
Former basketball coach Dwight
Pinkerton is shown with fifth graders at De Queen Elementary
School. Coach Pinkerton taught students how to properly shoot the
basketball. He has been retired for many years from coaching.
Coach Pinkerton had a successful girls’ basketball program for many
years when the Lady Leopards were called Leopardetts.
CHARLIE DANIELS TO
PERFORM AT CRB 2014
Raye Benefit Concert Committee will host the Charlie Daniels and the
CDB for their 16th annual benefit concert on Saturday,
June 7th at De Queen’s CCCUA Amphitheater.
Tickets will go on sale
Friday, May 2nd from 5 until 7 pm at KDQN studios, 921
West Collin Raye Drive in De Queen. Reserved tickets are $25 in
advance and General Admission are $10.00. Day of the Show, tickets
will be $30 for Reserved and $15 for General Admission.
For more information call
be is a
Chelsea Brianne Jones and Daniel Paul Diaz, along with their
families, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming
Chelsea is a 2010 graduate of De Queen high School and a 2013 honors
graduate of Henderson State University where she graduated with a
Bachelor of arts majoring in mass Media, and a minor in Spanish.
She is the daughter of Donna Jones and Max and Stefani Jones, all of
De Queen. She is the granddaughter of Jo Ann and Jerry Jarrell
of De Queen and Carol Ann and the late Sherman Jones of Dierks.
is a 2009 graduate of De Queen high School, a 2011 graduate of the
LPN Class at CCCUA-De Queen and a support manager at Wal Mart in
Arkadelphia He is the son of Carolyn Jones and the
grandson of Orene Jones of De Queen.
wedding will be April 18, 2014 at the Hendrix Ranch in the Tom T.
Wilmeth Chapel at 6:00 p.m. with reception to follow at the De Queen
Zackery Don Taylor
Kelsie Leann King
Mr. and Mrs.
Timothy King & Ms. Christine Payne are please to announce the
engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Kelsie Leann King
to Zackery Don Taylor.
Kelsie is a 2012 graduate of De Queen High School. She is the
granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Spears of De Queen, and Mr. & Mrs.
Ben Sullivan of Foreman along with Ms. Nancy Payne of Hot Springs,
Zack is a 2009 graduate of De Queen High School. He is the son of
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Taylor of De Queen, AR. Zack will graduate from the
University of Central Arkansas in May 2014 with a Bachelors Degree
in Kinesiology and Physical Education and a Minor in Health. Zack
plans to pursue a career in coaching.
The couple will exchange their vows on top of Mt. Nebo in
Dardanelle, AR on May 10, 2014 at three O’clock with a reception to
follow right after in the Club House at Mt. Nebo State Park.
Natalie Claire Price
Matthew and Amber Price of Ward, AR are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter, Natalie Claire. Natalie was born at
7:56 a.m. on February 11th, 2014 at Baptist Medical
Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She weighed 8 pounds 2
ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She was welcomed home by her
big brother, Tristan.
Maternal grandparents are Olen and Barbara Lacefield of DeQueen,
AR and Monte and Dana Stringfellow of Horatio, AR. Paternal
grandparents are Lee and Velda Price of Beebe, AR.
Molly Caroline Mangum
Clay and Amanda
Mangum of Aiken, South Carolina are proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Molly Caroline Mangum. Molly was born at 6:36 p.m.
on February 19th, 2014 at Aiken Regional Medical Center.
She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.
are Doug and Cecilia Miller of De Queen, Arkansas. Paternal
grandparents are Robert and Nan Mangum of Brandon, Mississippi.
FINAL EGG HAS BEEN FOUND!!
Courtney Ray & Jon
The 4th and final egg in the #1 Country's
Golden Easter Egg Hunt has been found. Courtney Ray found the egg
hidden under the Welcome Sign at the Pond Creek Wildlife Refuge
Entrance. She cashed in the egg for a $250 prize. Congratulations
4-H SHOOTING CLUB
The Sevier County 4-h
Shooting Sports Club held a Gun Giveaway Raffle and the winner was
Doug Stinnett. The group is raising funds to attend Nationals in the
Beebe Gun Competition in Rogers, AR.
GOLDEN EGG # 1 FOUND!!!
Dylan George, age 4,
of Broken Bow found the 1st Egg in Number One Country's 21st Annual
Golden Easter Egg Hunt. Dylan found the egg while he was playing in
the Broken Bow City Park. Congratulations Dylan!!
EGG #3 FOUND!!
The 3rd egg in #1 Country's Golden
Easter Egg Hunt has been found! Kaci Helms of Gillham found the egg
hidden at the De Queen Sports Plex. She wins the $250 prize. Kaci
picked up her play sheet at Papa Pablonos.
COMPETE IN QUIZ BOWL
Susan Adams - Genoa quiz bowl coordinator. L to R: Kaden Helms,
Macy Eckert, Halle Mounts, Maddie Van Bibber, Yvette Keeney,
Trisston Icenhower, Emily Gordon, and Kai Oglesby.
On March, 17, the
5th/6th grade quiz bowl team from Dierks traveled to Genoa for
their Invitational Quiz Bowl. After preliminary competition, the
Dierks team was seeded 4th for afternoon tournament play. The Dierks
team advanced all the way to the finals, where they suffered a
narrow defeat by Prescott - missing the championship by 1 question.
Fourteen teams competed at Genoa. There were teams from: Ashdown,
Caddo Hills, Murfreesboro, Nevada County, College Hill in Texarkana,
Center Point, Genoa, Prescott, Springhill, and Delight.
DIERKS TEST BUSTERS
scientists (Kaden Helms and Yvette Keeney) attempt their experiment
without the stolen ingredient
On Wednesday, March
19, GT students from JoAnn Walters Elementary in Dierks performed 4
skits for the student body. These skits were designed to give
students helpful hints to remember when taking the upcoming
standardized tests. The four skits were titled: Revenge of the
Stress Monsters; Dorothy meets the Wicked Witch of the Test;
Penelope takes on the Test; and The Stolen Experiment.
Continuing Ed Program is offering several interesting short classes
including a floral design workshop, exploring colored pencils &
un-even nine patch quilting. They also offer truck driver training &
intro to excel. For more information or to sign up, contact Zebbie
at (870) 584-4471.
FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL
Members of the
De Queen Fire Dept, Cossatot Fire Dept, and Provo Fire Dept attend
the memorial in Little Rock on Saturday March 22, 2014. The Memorial
honors 104 fallen firefighter and Arkansas forestry Commission
dating back to 1889.
Elementary S.T.E.L.L.A.R. Students for the month of March are:
Front row: Jaleney
Mendoza, Ashton Miller, Chesley Cowan, Maggie McDonald
Middle row: Natalie
McPherson, Amy Jones, Micah Gibson, Rylond Scott, Kadance Fulfer
Back row: Kyla Prinsen,
Tarek McEwen, McKayla Hardwrick, Daylon Haley and Gracie Mills
DE QUEEN SENIOR RECEIVES
Megan Renee Shelly a senior at De Queen High School
has been awarded the Academic Opportunity Scholarship in the amount
of $6,000. Megan is the Daughter of Tim & Bonnie King of De Queen,
AR, and Kenneth & Stacey Shelly of Texarkana, TX. She has played
Golf for the Lady Leopards for the last three years, and has been a
De Queen Cheerleader since the 8th Grade. She has also
been involved in E.A.S.T, Spanish Club, and loves to Sing. Megan
plans to pursue a degree in Education with an emphasis in Art.
FOREMAN NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
include (Left to Right): Samantha Bell, Jessie Smith, Chelsea
Stephens, and Trevor Stevens. Pictured with the new inductees is
Chapter Advisor Mr. Michael Sierra.
The Foreman High
School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted for new
members February, 25, 2014, in a candle lighting ceremony. The
current members of the NHS conducted they ceremony and a reception
was held afterwards for the members, inductees and their family
include (Left to Right): President Shae Rogers, Vice-President
Cullyn Corley, Secretary Amanda Chewning, Treasurer Skyler Anderson,
Reporter Ashlyn Bell and Chapter Advisor Mr. Michael Sierra.
TYSON DONATES TO
SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE
Southeastern OK State University and Tyson/Broken Bow Plant
Managers - Beth Blocker, Employment Mgr. and Cathy Rowe, Plant HR
Foods/Grannis/Broken Bow Complex was pleased to support the
Southeastern Oklahoma State University/McCurtain Co. Campus with a
$500 donation. The Donation is in support of their 2014 Golf
Classic program. Tyson Foods is a proud supporter of local schools
TYSON DONATES TO
Pictured L-R: Donna
Duggan, Tyson Complex HR Manager, Erika Buenrostro, Cossatot College
Career Specialist-Soccer Recruiter, Justin White, Cossatot College
Director of Student Services, and Bryan Higgins, Tyson Grannis Plant
Bow Complex is
support both the
Soccer and Rodeo
Programs of the
in De Queen.
donation for the
help enable the
from the ground
up. Tyson is
excited to help
athletes in both
the Soccer and
MISS FOREMAN PAGEANT
Lauren Kourtney Lovewell, Cassidy Rae Turner, Ashley BreAnn Berton &
Emileigh Elizabeth Purtell
The Miss Foreman
Pageant was held Saturday, Feb 15, 2014, in the Foreman High School
Auditorium. The Pageant is a fundraiser for the Gator Yearbook
The MC’s were
Jessie Smith and Miss FHS 2013 Jacci Hawkins
provided by Kenna McClure. She sang “The Show” by Lenka and
“Premadonna” by Marina and the Diamonds.
Pictured are the Top
Four Beauties (from l to r) Lakia Dean, Faren Newberry, Callie
Redfearn, and Tiffany Dossett.
Four contestants were selected as the 2014 Top
Four Beauties in the annual beauty pageant held on Feb. 22 in the
Ashdown High School auditorium and sponsored by the AHS journalism
yearbook department as a fundraiser. The pageant also awarded the
Miss Photogenic Award to Jazmine Potts, and Alexandria Nelson was
selected by her peers as Miss Congeniality.
FAMILY NIGHT @ MARGARET
Rachelle and Henry Welch
Family Night Library
at Margaret Daniel Primary School is a rewarding opportunity for
both students and parents. Offered at the school on Monday nights
from 4:30-6:30 for about 20 years now, the program attendance has
grown from 10-15 families during the first years to at least 30 or
more each Monday evening this school year. That count means 30 or
more family groups -- students, parents, grandparents,
any other interested party who desires to have their child read to
them and show off their skills.
JANUARY GOOD CITIZENS
De Queen Jr. High School January Good Citizens
Front Row (L-R): Tori Roberson &
Back Row (L-R): Jarad Miller &
Amber Morris, Kayla
Martin, Payton Hibbs, Tyler Johnson, Austin Johnson, Carter
Faulkenberry, Kade Martin
Seven members of
the Sevier county 4-H Shooting Sports team qualified for National
competition this summer. To help with expenses, they are
selling chances on winner's choice of six guns. Purchase tickets at
Tires Plus, Baker's Bargain House or De Queen Animal Clinic.
For more information about joining the shooting sports group contact
the Extension office at 584-3013.
Shurtleff, Abby Jamison, Jackson Daniel, Ashten Cody, Zoee
Keeney, Simya Fair, and James Johnson
Elementary S.T.E.L.L.A.R. Students for the month of February
are: Back Row-Skyler Wesley, Sandra Goeldi, Jaysee Magby,
Gregory Crussell, Kolton Green, Caleb Klitz, Kase Davis and
LOCKESBURG ELEMENTARY CAREER MONTH
Lockesburg Elementary School students are learning about careers
this month during counseling class. These first grade students are
excited about what they plan to be when they grow up.
Pictured are the state qualifiers: (front, l to r) Cole Grimes and
Allison Brewer -- 4th in Desktop Publishing; Cierra Staton -- 5th in
Emerging Business Issues; (back row) Peyton Reed and Casey Thompson
-- 3rd in Entrepreneurship (along with Notoreauna Nelson who is not
pictured); Gregory Shumake -- 6th in Accounting; and Brennan
Huddleston -- 5th in Business Law.
Ashdown High School students
competed in the District FBLA
(Future Business Leaders of
America) Competition on Jan. 29
at the Hot Springs Convention
Center, and eight qualified to
advance to the state competition
on April 7-8 at the Statehouse
Convention Center in Little
Rock. The group was accompanied
to Hot Springs by teachers
Shauna Tipton and Will Harris.
These Horatio FFA
members stopped by the KDQN Studio on Wednesday to share a little of
what there chapter has been up to so far this year. They also
mentioned the special activities they have planned this week for
National FFA Week.
DE QUEEN FFA
De Queen FFA members visited
with The Morning Brew on
Thursday to talk about their
activities during National FFA
Week. They also talked about the
upcoming events that their
chapter will be participating
MATH & SCIENCE NIGHT
Lockesburg Elementary Family
Math and Science Night was a
huge success. Many students and
their parents came and made
catapults. They learned math and
science while having a great
DJHS STUDENTS TO BROOKEWOOD NURSING
Forty-four De Queen Junior High Science Club
and Student Council members went to Brookewood Nursing Home on
Tuesday, February 11th. The students are holding Valentine cards
made by the art classes of Mrs. Vallee and Mrs. Caudle. Students
visited with the residents of Brookewood and presented the cards. It
was a special day for all involved. The sponsor of Science Club is
Carol Hall, and the sponsors of Student Council are Terry Brackett
and Stephanie Neal