Tuesday, June 25, 2019


As severe weather swept through the area last night (6/19), reports of marble-size to softball-size hail was reported from Haworth, OK to Vandervoort, AR.  Shown is a clump of hail that fell in Vandervoort.  There were tornado warnings, reports of damage from straight line winds, uprooted trees and downed power lines as well.


kiamichi owachito festival June 21-22

Mitchell Bailey with friends Doug & Shiloh Copleland and Kameron Overturf stopped by #1 Country studios Thursday morning to give a preview of their show which will be Saturday, June 22nd during the 47th annual Kiamichi Owachito Festival of the Forest.  The festival will be at Beavers Bend State Park north of of Broken Bow.


Linda Frachiseur stopped by #1 Country studios to remind listeners that the Sevier County Cancer Survivors Dinner will be Saturday, June 22nd at The De Queen Church of Christ Family Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. The church is located at 1305 West Collin Raye Drive, De Queen Arkansas 71832.


The Sevier County 4-H Teen Leaders will assist the Block Party planning committee with the events that will be held in three different locations in Sevier County.  Ethan Wolcott and his mother, Tonya, told #1 Country listeners that the events planned for June 25th , July 23rd and August 27th have food, games and fun for the entire family…and it's completely free!  If you would like to have a booth at one or all of the block parties, contact a member of the planning committee: Lynette Gilmore, Hattie Vance, Leslie Daniesls or Tonya Wolcott.


Olivia Wigley registered for #1 Country's Free Gas Friday contest when she was shopping at Pruett's Food in De Queen.  Her name was drawn as the winner of $50 free gas in week 4 of the summer-long promotion.   Be sure you register each week when you see the Free Gas Friday boxes at local businesses and we just might be calling you!


For several years, the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department has held a series of Block Parties in various locations around the county.

The first in the series of three scheduled for this summer will be at the Gillham Fire Department on Tuesday, June 25th from 6 until 8 pm.

The public is invited to join the fun with local law enforcement and emergency personnel. Everything is FREE. There will be games, food, face painting and lots of fun!

Chris Wolcott


Karen Crum and Patti Boone told #1 Country listeners if you've seen the school bus in front of Arvest Bank in De Queen it is to remind the public that they are collecting school supplies to be distributed to students in the De Queen School District now through June 21st at Arvest Bank on Collin Raye Drive and from 10 until 2 at Walmart. They will collect supplies July 15-27th for Horatio School District.

Arkansas Archeological Society to present program about Lockesburg Mounds

Dr. Mel Zabecki, Educational Outreach Coordinator for the Arkansas Archeological Society, visited #1 Country to invite the public to attend “Archeology Talk for the Local Community”.  The  event will be Thursday, June 13th beginning at 6:30 pm at the Lockesburg Gym on the UA Cossatot Lockesburg campus. 

Tyson Grannis/Broken Bow Complex Proud Supporter of Collinfest 2019

Mike Taylor with Tyson Grannis/Broken Bow Complex presents a $1,500 check to Bonita Smith and Patty Sharp with the Collin Raye Benefit Concert Committee.  In addition to sponsoring the concert, Tyson employees also prepared and delivered a complete meal to feed the Exile, Ricochet and Midnight Hurricanes bands.

New Lady Leopards Basketball Coach

The Morning Brew crew visited with Lance Weeks who will be  the new Lady Leopards Basketball coach this fall. He and his family will be moving from Oklahoma. Weeks boasts 29 years of experience

Lady Leopards Softball Coach

Caitlin Collins dropped by the #1 Country studios to introduce herself to the community.  She will be the new Lady Leopards Softball Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.  Caitlin is making the shift to Head Softball coach after serving the De Queen School District as assistant coach of the basketball and soccer programs for two years.


State Representative DeAnn Vaught and Little River County Economic Development Coordinator Vickie Williamson display a $500.000 check from the State of Arkansas for the Intermodel Project in Ashdown.

Kaitlyn Floyd signs letter of intent with SAU

DHS graduate Kaitlyn Floyd signed a letter of intent to run track for Southern Arkansas University at the Number One Country studios on Thursday, June 6th.  Shown front are: Mom Amy,  Kaitlyn, and Dad Anthony Floyd. Back: Marisol Gonzales, Coach Jason Barker, Athletic Director Bob Sikes, Coach Bryan VanWinkle, and Abigail Barker.


If you missed this year's Collinfest, then you missed your chance to see an excellent show at a very reasonable price. Midnight Hurricanes, Ricochet and Exile wowed the crowd at  the UA Cossatot amphitheater Saturday night (5/25) with hit after hit.  The groups were very gracious and signed autographs after the show for everyone who stayed.


The De Queen High School Class of 1979 held its 40th reunion May 31st and June 1st. The Friday activities included a tour of De Queen High School and dinner at Stilwell's Restaurant. On Saturday, the class gathered at Russ and Dana Willingham's home on the Mountain Fork River to enjoy dinner and a live band from Mount Pleasant, Texas. Class members attended the reunion from as far away as Alaska, California, Florida, and North Carolina. 

Pictured front row left to right: Alan Dorsey, Charles Morris, Tony Whitmore, Terry Williams, Theresa Latimer Sellers, Paula Pearce Smith, Diane Daniel Duncan, Bonnie Huntsberger McNeil, Cindy Krudwig Chewning, Busta Willis, Ginger Tutt Oliver, Lisa Cooley Anderson, Kenneth “Stick” Williams, and Clifford Miller. Pictured back row left to right: Scott Sullivan, Steve Johnson, Steve Stacy, Dee Houser, Joe Robison, Joe Longacre, Doug Miller, Jay Bunyard, Flint Stone, James Hankins, Phillip Harrison, Russ Willingham, Jeff Holmes, and Howard Covington. Not pictured but in attendance were: Teresa Mobbs, Bessie Bell, Elmyra Brown, Tommi Krudwig Cobb, Kelly Nix, Mary Coleman Staten, Kathy Simer Williamson, Doug Guinn, Donna Smith Morris, Josh Wilbanks, and Melissa Smith. Faculty member Dennis Duggan was a special guest of the class.