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First State Bank of De Queen donates $200,000

for new digital scoreboard/videoboard at Leopard Stadium

The De Queen School District announced Leopard Stadium will be home to a new and vastly improved scoreboard and video board. Besides serving as a scoreboard for sporting events held at the stadium, the video board will be a huge complement to the new television production program set to unveil this month once school returns.
This is going to be one big, eye-catching addition to Leopard Stadium. The video board alone will measure 31-feet wide by 18-feet tall. First State Bank of De Queen is funding the entire project, which will cost roughly $200,000 once completed. Check out the full story on our Local News page!

Going Big – First State Bank of De Queen and De Queen Public Schools shared an image of what the new scoreboard/videoboard will look like at Leopard Stadium, once completed. The video board is not expected to be ready for the 2020-2021 school year. However, De Queen educator Beau McCastlain said the district hopes to have construction completed and the board operational in time for use at the 2021 spring graduation ceremony. The board will then be used at football games and other events for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Will comfortable seating make better students?

Eric Cross, who serves as a coach and teacher for the Ashdown School District, secured a nearly $1,000 grant to provide his students with more comfortable seating. Cross hopes this simple change will bring some big benefits to his students’ educational experiences.

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de queen woman charged with residential burglary

35-year-old Ashley Ayers of De Queen has been charged with misdemeanor counts of trespassing, disorderly conduct and attempted theft, as well as a felony charge of residential burglary.

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Construction of New High School Saves District $315,000

Clark Contractors out of Little Rock has finished construction of the new De Queen High School. At the August 2020 school board meeting, Mr. Jason Sanders shared the good news that the project was completed on time and actually came in $315,000 under the district’s expected budget. Visit http://kdqn.net/local-news/ for the full story!