Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ashdown Junior High Places at Quiz Bowl Competition

Congratulations to the AJHS Quiz Bowl team, they placed third in the Ashdown Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament. (l-r) Will Bishop, Spencer Patterson, Dal Ringgold, Landon Wright, Rachel Vice, Marty Lansdell, Zoe Hogan, and Dylan Rose.

Event Flyers are now located on Upcoming Events page

Baking Up A Storm!

Horatio Roaring Lions Band Boosters are taking orders for a variety of homemade pies and amazing yeast rolls. Baked goods will be available for pick up on Thursday, November 20th, just in time for Thanksgiving. Place your order now by texting or calling (870) 582-4803 or messaging them on their facebook account. Proceeds will go toward cost of summer camps.

Award Winning Teacher

De Queen Junior High School Physical Science teacher Payton Covington was one of 116 educators awarded $500 from Arvest Bank. Arvest Bank had a Facebook contest for nominating educators and describing why that teacher should win. For the third consecutive year, Arvest Bank has awarded educators a total of $58,000 in prize money. Pictured left to right: Jay Mark Bigham, Patti Boone, Payton Covington, De Queen Schools Superintendent Bruce Hill & De Queen Junior High School Principal Bill Huddleston.

DJHS October Good Citizens

De Queen Junior High School October Good Citizens are (left to right): Pedro Sanchez, Lorel Morphew, Alma Trejo & Luis Luna


De Queen Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy was a Mystery Reader at De Queen Elementary last week during lunch. Students were give a clue each day for five days to try to guess who their mystery reader would be. Mayor McKelvy read the book Duck for President and spoke to the students about the importance of reading. This activity was a culmination of a unitof study on voting.


De Queen-Sevier County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Suzanne Babb, visited with the Brew Crew about a new service being offered to chamber members and the public to keep them informed of events happening in Sevier County. The Community Calendar tab has a list of all the events in the area that the Chamber has been informed of. To get your event listed, just contact Suzanne at the Chamber office by calling (870) 584-3225.


The De Queen Family Career and Community Leaders of America group is collecting shoes for needy children. Julie Gomez and Maricella Morales said your donation of new or good used shoes should be dropped off at De Queen High School office by December 12th.

Tour de Queen

Twenty-nine bikers registered for the annual Tour de Queen bike sponsored by the De Queen-Sevier County Chamber of Commerce. The riders had their choice of routes ranging from 15 to 47 miles.  A group of three ladies from Benton, AR traveled the longest distance to participate.    Michael Prewitt from Mount Pleasant, TX finished the 47 mile route in 2 hours, 37 minutes! (More photos on the Photo Album page)


Ashdown High School Student Council members along with class officers gather to celebrate the arrival of their new chrome book bags that were distributed this week as AHS goes 1 to1 (1 Chromebook per student).


(l-r) Adalie Aylett, Jackson Hamby, Joshua Green October LF Henderson Rock Star Readers 3rd Grade-Adalie Aylett 4th Grade-Jackson Hamby 5th Grade-Joshua Green

gun giveaway winner announced

Shawn Kimmel of De Queen was the lucky winner of the CVA Wolf Muzzleloader with BAR Scope given away during #1 Country's annual gun giveaway.  Shawn collected the 10 digits announced on the air from October 1st through 12th.  He then entered them onto a 3 x 5 card along with his name, address and phone number and dropped it off at one of our sponsor locations.  

De Queen Middle School

October Good Citizens for De Queen Middle School are Keri Staggs, Olivia Cooley, Joshua Mendez and Ian Johnson

Imagination Library of Southwest Arkansas

Z. Z. Kamruddin of Sevier County stopped by #1 Studio on Thursday, September 13th to promote Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Imagination Library is a Book Gifting program for children, from birth to age 5. The children will receive an age appropriate book, monthly, at no cost to the parents, for children of Sevier County.  To register for the Gifting Program, forms may be picked up at KDQN studios, De Queen Auto Group or at any Sevier County Library or you can register at www.imaginationlibrary.com. For more information, please call Z.Z. at 870-642-4886, Mary Ellen Dooley 870-584-8663, Melanie Marshall at 870-784-2882 or For Spanish information call Erika Buenrrostro at 870-784-5154.

Charity drive for Children's Hospital

Local Sevier County Residents Aubrey Seymour and Amber Morris have organized a community service project to give back to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. The girls will be collecting various personal hygiene products to be donated to children and families staying at the hospital. Items requested but not limited to: (Travel Size Only) Shampoo, Conditioner, Bars of Soap, Q-Tips, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Face Wash and Hand Lotion.  Drop off sites for the community collection drive include Shelter Insurance, UA Cossatot’s Extension Office and First State Bank. The collection will be ongoing until October the 9th. Contact the extension offices 870-584-3013 for more information.

Code Red

Judge Greg Ray said just days after Code Red went live in Sevier County, the system was tested as numerous severe thunderstorm and tornado alerts were issued by the National Weather Service for our area.

Click HERE to sign up.
Juanelle Gage & Martha Fines

The Humane Society of Sevier County announced the dates for their 2018 Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics.

Remaining 2018 clinics will be September 4, 5 & 6 and November 13, 14 & 15. Call for an appointment at least two weeks before clinic (870) 584-9096.

Carbon Monoxide Poisioning

Fire Chief Dennis Pruett stopped by the KDQN studios to remind residents of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. De Queen residents who need a Carbon Monoxide or smoke detector installed in their home can contact the De Queen Fire Department and they will do it for you.