Sunday, December 8, 2019

They Razzle...they Dazzle....They wish you a Merry Christmas!

The De Queen Elementary Razzle Dazzle group spent the morning Thursday, December 5th performing in several businesses around town.  They stopped by the #1 Country studios and gifted our listeners with a medley Christmas songs.

Director of the group is Anissa Manasco. Her “sound man” was Braxton Torres.

Event Flyers Are Now Located on the Upcoming Events Page

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Victoria Carson, Interpreter for Cossatot State Park, invited the public to celebrate the holidays with the staff at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area on Saturday, December 14th from 6 until 9 pm.  Activities available will include a Christmas movie, craft, face painting and the trail of lights. A chili dinner by donation will be served by the Wickes Nazarene Church youth group. Be sure to bring your camera for pictures!

LITTLE RIVER COUNTY - SHOP WITH A COP

Alexis Lampkins with Little River County's AR Department of Human Services told #1 Country listeners that Shop with a Cop for Ashdown area residents will be held on Saturday, December 14th at the Ashdown Walmart.  If you would like to help make Christmas a little brighter for needy children in Little River County, you may drop off your donation at the Ashdown Police Department or Little River County Sheriff's office.  Checks should be made out to “Shop With a Cop”.

LIONS CLUB AUCTION

Teri Hart & Sheila Ridley reminded #1 Country listeners that the annual Lions Club Auction will be Thursday & Friday, December 5th & 6th from 5:30 – until each evening.  They will be set up at First State Bank in De Queen.  Items this year range from key chains to grills. Lots of Christmas decorations, gifts & food certificates will be offered to the highest bidder. Bidders are welcome to gather in the bank lobby or phone in their bids at (870) 642-4423.

LAKESIDE 4-H ANGEL TREE

The Lakeside 4-H has once again placed an Angel Tree at First State Bank of De Queen.  If you are able to sponsor one of these children by purchasing Christmas gifts for them, go by and pick an angel off the tree. Wrapped gifts need to be returned to the bank by December 20th.

C.A.S.A. KIDS NEED CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Cynthia Martin with C.A.S.A. said that the holiday time is very difficult for children who have been placed in foster care.   C.A.S.A is asking for donations of Christmas gifts for these children.  Call (479) 234-8566.

Christmas on the Square

The Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will kick off the Christmas shopping season with Christmas on the Square on Saturday, December 7th.  There will be music, vendors, food, parade and a movie.  Activities begin at 4 pm.  For more information see the flyer on our Upcoming Events page or call the Chamber at (870) 584-3225.  And don't forget the KCS Christmas Train will be in De Queen on Tuesday, December 10th.

AR FARM BUREAU PURPLE CIRCLE CLUB INDUCTEE

Kix Lee of Gillham was recently inducted into the Arkansas Purple Circle Club. Lee had the Grand Champion Charolais Heifer and the Junior Commercial Heifer Showmanship at the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show. Arkansas Farm Bureau Commodity & Regulatory Affairs Vice President Evan Teague presented the awards.

ANIYA POLITE IS ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL KDQN CORRESPONDENT

Ashdown High School Senior Aniya Polite is serving as the KDQN Correspondent for the fall semester.

At AHS, she serves as Historian for Beta Club, Vice President of National Honor Society, Skills USA Reporter, Student Council President, a member of Project Prevent Youth Coalition (PPYC), National Tutor Association and co-captain of the Ashdown Pom Squad.

DE QUEEN SENIORS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE FOR HEISMAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ashlyn Chambers and Weston Harp, seniors at De Queen High School, were chosen as school winners and are now
to compete a Heisman High School Scholarship.  

LITTLE MERMAID

The Ashdown High School Drama Club  presented “The Little Mermaid” in two community performances: Saturday, November 16th at 6:00 pm and on Sunday afternoon, November 17th at 2:00 pm.

(L-R front: Amy Newton, Liza Embry, Chelbi Gathright, Carter Bowman. Back: Jay Lindly, Adarrius Hamilton, Grant Young, Tryston McCandless, & Murriel Wylie.

New Sevier County Hospital Board of Governors

The Sevier County Hospital Board of Governors were sworn in by County Clerk Debbie Akin on Monday, November 4th at the county courthouse in De Queen.

Board members include Dr. Steve Cole, Jimna Stinnett, Greg Revels, Dr. Johnathon Hoyt, Brad Patterson and Skip (Felix) Bell. Erika Buenrrostro was also appointed to the seven-member board but has chosen not to fill the seat. A 7th member will be chosen in her place soon.

FOOD PANTRY

Horatio Sotelo with Templo de Alabanza said they will be distributing commodities at the First Church of the Nazarene on Hwy 70B in De Queen the second Thursday of each month.  

US REPRESENTATIVE BRUCE WESTERMAN

US Representative Bruce Westerman was the guest of the Morning Brew Monday, November 11th for a special in-studio version of “Westerman Weekly”.  The program airs on Thursdays at 7:30 on KDQN FM 92.1. Congressman Westerman also attended the Veterans' Breakfast at UA Cossatot.

ROTARY CLUB SALUTES VETERANS

The De Queen Rotary Club invited area veterans to attend their meeting today (11/11).  Ricky Hendricks with American Post 54 in De Queen spoke to the group about services that are available to veterans locally.  The club expressed their appreciation to the veterans for their service and presented small gifts to each one.

noah farm opening facility in De Queen

Richard and Jackie Tyler of Noah Farm has purchased the Husqvarna building in De Queen.  They plan to operate a hemp farming, testing and research facility which will employ 25-50 people beginning around the first of the year. (See full story on Local News page)

THE "REAL" SANTA

Ira “Mac” McDaniel was recognized for his contribution to the Sevier County Toys for Tots organization at this year's fundraiser. The annual benefit was held Friday, November 1st at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. Mac has been cooking for the annual fund-raiser since 1992.  Jimmy Ray and Bud Gentry presented Mac with a plaque to commemorate his years of service to the Sevier County Rescue Unit and Toys for Tots.

Veterans to be honored locally

Ricky Hendricks with VFW Post 54 in De Queen reminded #1 Country listeners of an event that will be held in the surrounding area to honor veterans.

A Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast will be held Monday, November 11th at 8:30 a.m. in the Skilled Trades Building on the De Queen Campus of UA Cossatot. For details, email Tommi Cobb at Tcobb@CCCUA.edu.

#1 Country is saluting our veterans by posting their photos online. E-mail to numberonecountry@yahoo.com or drop by our studios at 921 West Collin Raye Drive in De Queen

2019 GUN GIVEAWAY

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.

NEW BIKE/HIKE/WALK TRAIL

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.