Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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.

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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 will present “The Little Mermaid”.  There will be two community performances: Saturday, November 16th at 6:00 pm and on Sunday afternoon, November 17th at 2:00 pm.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. 

(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.