Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Christy McCullough and Melinda Taggart with the De Queen-Sevier County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday, June 16th that the 31st annual Tri Lakes Big Bass Tournament has been postponed again.  The tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 17th.  Stay tuned to KDQN for latest updates or visit 


Stay Healthy; win a pool party

Dr. Randy Walker's office is giving away a pool party each week until school starts.  When you visit his office for a preventive service, you will be entered into a drawing for a pool party.  Drawing is held each Tuesday and the party will be scheduled for the following Monday.  Amanda Hundley said the winner of the drawing on 6/15 is Joseph Minchew .

controlled burn at Ennis building

The De Queen Fire Department staged a controlled burn Friday night (6/11) to take down the dilapidated structure known as the former Ennis Plumbing building.

It was decided to demolish the building after reviewing the estimates of cost to repair it.


Eclipse2024.org, a website dedicated to the event, lists Gillham as the location in Arkansas with the greatest length of totality at four minutes, 18.7 seconds.

Because Gillham is going to be one of the best places in the country to view the 2024 total solar eclipse, which will occur on the afternoon of April 8, 2024, the Sevier County Tourism Committee is planning a festival to mark the occasion. If you would like to be a part of the festival planning committee, contact Keisha McKinney at (214) 236-1113.

Seymour receives $1200 scholarship

Aubrey Seymour was chosen to receive one of nine scholarships presented by the Arkansas Fair Managers Assocation annually. Selection is based on: Degree of involvement in County, District, and State fairs, Leadership skills, Community involvement, School activities and academics.

Aubrey was the winner of the $1200 Steve Skelton Endowed Scholarship.

A 2021 De Queen High School graduate, Aubrey is the 17 year old daughter of Debbie Seymour and Justin Seymour. She plans to attend Harding University in the fall.

More Free Gas!

Amanda Culp was the winner of #1 Country's second week drawing for $50 in Free Gas.  Amanda registered at Cactus Plaza in De Queen. 

Be sure to register each week where you see the Free Gas registration box for your chance to win.  Contest ends Friday, September 3rd. 

Senior Citizens Appreciation Day

“Beautiful weather; beautiful day” was how Sevier County Judge Greg Ray described the 29th annual Sevier County Sr Citizens Appreciation Day on June 4th.  Two hundred fourteen Seniors registered and took advantage of the services offered by forty-nine vendors who set up on the courthouse lawn.



#1 Country's Free Gas Friday contest is underway.  Each Friday from now until Labor Day, we will give one lucky winner $50 to purchase gas at one of our participating gas stations.  This week's winner was Alice Dunn of De Queen.  She received a check to TJ's.

Register each week at one or more of our sponsors:  James Hodge Dodge or James Hodge Ford, Julio's Mexican Restaurant, Baker's Saw Shop, Main Street Kitchen, D & S Carpet, Pruett's Food, LaMedia Luna, TJ's, Sevier County Co-op, or Cactus Plaza.


DHS 2021 All American Cheerleaders

Cheer Coach Callie Helms shared this picture of the DHS 2021 All- American Cheerleaders.
Front Row (L-R):  Ale Rodriguez, Wendy Victoriano,
Alle Williamson, Laura Figueroa

Back Row (L-R):
Kenlee Ward, Karlie Turner, Zoë Helms, Jaide Tatum, Alexa Monroy, Brittany Hernandez

Sevier County Senior Citizen Appreciation Day

Patty Sharp with Walker Clinic and Sevier County Judge Greg Ray reminded #1 Country listeners about the Sevier County Senior Citizen Appreciation Day coming up from 9 am to 1 pm on Friday, June 4th.  All residents 55 and older are invited to take advantage of the free health wellness checks, food, entertainment and door prizes.

Ashdown High School SkillsUSA Awards

The Ashdown High School SkillsUSA Officers placed in the top three at the 2021 Arkansas SkillsUSA State Competition and Conference. On Friday, April 23, Chloe Silva and Reagan Burden participated in the opening and closing ceremony for this year's conference as Arkansas SkillsUSA State Officers. Chloe Silva, Addison Smedley, and Bannon Price have been invited to represent the state of Arkansas at the 2021 National SkillsUSA Competition and Conference which will be held virtually this year after placing first in the state for Outstanding Chapter.

AHS Principal Kay York Reagan Burden, Sara Huddleston, Bannon Price, Chloe Silva, and Addison Smedley and Ashdown Schools Superintendent Casey Nichols

Enjoy your summer in Sevier county

Enjoy what Sevier County has to offer with two events to kick off your summer! Sevier County Judge Greg Ray and Angie Walker reminded reminded #1Country listeners of two events that will happen in the next couple of weeks that are sure to provide a good time for participants.  The 31st annual Tri Lakes Big Bass tournament has been moved to June 19th because high waters have limited access to boat ramps and camping facilities.  Anglers get to choose which of our three lakes they want to fish.  Five places paid each hour on each lake. Over $11,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information or download an entry form here

Please enjoy the latest aerial photos of Sevier County Medical Center provided by Monte Bartek.