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MASSEY JOINS BUNYARD BROADCASTING TEAM

Listeners of KDQN Radio will hear a new voice on the air with the addition of Patrick Massey as news director to the station’s staff.
Patrick, a resident of De Queen, will head KDQN’s news department. His role includes covering local news, sports and events for the station’s radio and online platforms.
(More on Local News page)

Event Flyers Are Now Located on the Upcoming Events Page

TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH

A two vehicle accident early Sunday morning on Highway 41 South of De Queen resulted in two fatalities.
The accident happened at around 6:00 Sunday morning just north of the Bear Creek Bridge on Highway 41 South of De Queen.

More on Local News page.

SANCHEZ AWARDED UCA SCHOLARSHIP

DHS Graduate, Jazmin Sanchez, was awarded a $24,000 scholarship from the University of Central Arkansas-Conway this week.

She is the daughter of Victor and Angelica Sanchez.

More on Local News page.

ASHDOWN ALL STATE BASKETBALL PLAYERS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT

Lamar Wilkerson and Notoris Nelson, two standout Ashdown High School basketball players have signed letters of intent to continue their playing careers at the college level.
Lamar Wilkerson, a 7 AAA All Conference and Class 3A All- State selection, has signed to play basketball at Three Rivers JC in Popular Bluff, MO.
Notoris Nelson, a 7 AAA All-Conference selection and received votes for the Class 3A All-State team, has signed to play basketball at National Park College in Hot Springs.

WENCES AWARDED SAU BLUE & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP

Southern Arkansas University has awarded a Blue and Gold Scholarship valued at $26,400 to De Queen honor graduate Jesus Wences. Jesus is the son of Jose Wences and Maria Wences. He is a member of National Honor Society, FCCLA, Quiz Bowl, GT Interact and Leopard Football.
Jesus plans to major in Sports Medicine.

SANCHEZ RECEIVES ROTARY CUP

The De Queen Rotary Club presented Anthony Sanchez the prestigious Rotary Academic Cup and a college scholarship on Wednesday, June 17th.  The award has been presented annually to the outstanding young man in the graduating class at De Queen High School since 1936.

Rotarian Tammy Huddleston presented the award on behalf of the Club on Wednesday.

(More on Sports page)

 

 

MADDIE MARTIN RECEIVES ROTARY CRYSTAL AWARD

Maddie Martin was presented the De Queen Rotary Club’s Crystal Award Wednesday as the outstanding senior female athlete at De Queen High School.

The Crystal Award was presented to Maddie Martin Wednesday by Rotarian Tammy Huddleston.

(More on Sports page).

DHS Cheer Camp Wrap-Up

The De Queen High School Cheer Team had a great cheer camp even during this pandemic.

CONGRATULATIONS to
2020-2021 All-American Cheerleaders:
Senior Lanie Hibbs
Senior Carlee Helms
Senior Halle Harp
Senior Diana Ramirez
Senior Kimberly Delgado
Junior Marlen Perez
Sophomore Wendy Victoriano

2020 Memorial Day Mission is Complete

With the Covid 19 pandemic, we had to change up our annual Golden Egg Hunt.  This year, we launched the Memorial Day Mission and challenged listeners to snap a photo of the location our clue led them to.  The photo that was closest to replicating our “official” photo won $250!

Linda Frachiseur had the photo closest to ours for Week #3, when she submitted a photo of the Little River Chamber of Commerce office in Ashdown.

IT'S NOT 2-A-DAYS.... BUT...

De Queen football coach Brad Chesshir visited with the Morning Brew to discuss what's going on with the football program.  Coach Chesshir stated that his goal was to build a relationship with the kids by being a role model and mentor.  The State will allow schools to resume training for sports beginning Monday, June 1st. Participation is voluntary.  If you are not comfortable with your child attending these sessions, it will not affect their opportunity to play this season. (More on Sports page)

FREE COVID-19 DRIVE THROUGH TESTING

Dr. Jason Lofton, Mayor Jeff Brown, Angie Walker and Judge Greg Ray visited #1 Country studios on Tuesday May 26th to inform our listeners of the free COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic that will be held Saturday, May 30th from 9am until 2 pm at the De Queen Fire Station.  Participants should enter from the back of the station and exit onto 2nd Street facing City Hall.  Two lanes will be open.

WEEK #2 MEMORIAL DAY MISSION WINNER ANNOUNCED

From the list of  clues available at participating sponsors and those given out over the air during the Morning Brew, Rick Pruitt completed Week #2 of #1 Country's Memorial Day Mission!  He snapped a photo of the statue of the Dierks Outlaw mascot and submitted it to our judges.  The angle of his photo made it closest to our “official” photo, so Rick Pruitt picked up a check for $250!

District Court Guidelines for June 9th

District Court will resume at the Sevier County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 9th.   District Judge Manya Wood and County Judge Greg Ray told #1 Country listeners about requirements that will be enforced for those who have a June 9th court date

See complete list of rules on Local News Page under news posted on May 20th.

If you have questions call District Court at (870) 584-7311.

MARTIN TWINS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT

Twins Maddie & Kade Martin both signed athletic Letters of Intent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant at the #1 Country studios on Wednesday, May 20th.  Maddie will play basketball and Kade will play football.  Both are Honor Students and are seeking a Pre-Med degree.  Their parents are Dr. Kenny and Jennifer Martin of De Queen.

More photos on sports page.

MEMORIAL DAY MISSION WEEK #1

John Baldwin of Lockesburg claimed the first Memorial Day Mission prize of $250 with his photo of the Leopard's eyes at Bill Blackwood stadium. Clue sheets are being given out now for Week #2's mission.  Go by one of our sponsors and snap a picture of the first half of the daily clue and listen at 7:20, 12:20 or 4:20 to #1 Country 92.1 for the second half.  The person who submits a photo closest to the Official Photo for the week, wins $250!  Winners announced on Mondays prior to the next week's clue.  

SOCIAL DISTANCING STILL RECOMMENDED

Dr. Jason Lofton and Mayor Jeff Brown visited with the Morning Brew Crew on Thursday, May 14th to stress the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask when in public.    Dr. Lofton stated that with positive COVID 19 tests increasing in Sevier County, it is even more important to wear a mask when you are in public.  

If you need a mask, you may pick one up at Dr. Loftin's office, Dr. Randy Walker's office, Dr. Emilee Vaught's office in Horatio or at Legacy Academy in Lockesburg. 

 

Mayor Jeff Brown told listeners that the De Queen Pool will NOT open as usual on Memorial Day.  A decision has not been made yet on whether the 4th of July fireworks & celebration will be on July 4th or whether it will need to be postponed until later in the year. 

Josie Burke headed to SAU

Josie Burke signed a Letter of Intent to run Track for Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia at #1 Country studios on Friday, May 15th.  Josie's future plans include becoming a teacher.  She is shown here with  her parents Misty & Chris Burke, and her coach Lanny Allen,  DHS Athletic Director Bob Sikes, her sister, Sophie and coach Brian VanWinkle.

More photos on Sports page.

ISAIAH WILLIAMSON SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT

DHS senior Isaiah Williamson signed a Letter of Intent Tuesday, March 12, 2020 to play baseball for Central Baptist College in Conway.  Isaiah said he would play for the school while pursuing a degree in Kinesiology.  

Family members attending the signing were his parents, Amber and Michael Williamson, his sister,  and his brother.

More photos on Sports page.

DE QUEEN SENIOR PARADE

De Queen Police escorted 2020 De Queen Seniors through the city on what would have been their graduation day, Monday, May 11th.   The parade route began at the high school and traveled Treating Plant road to Collin Raye Drive and turned East. At the 70-71 junction, participants turned south onto Lakeside Drive.  The group then went west on Stilwell Avenue until they reach the Football field on 9th street.  They turned South until they reached Coulter Drive, then west returning to the high school. Area residents lined the parade route with banners and signs to show their support for the seniors.  

UA COSSATOT HIRES NEW A.D.

UA Cossatot’s new Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach, Robert Byrd is scheduled to begin working at UA Cossatot this summer. Coach Byrd will coach both the Colts and Lady Colts, basketball teams.

SPRING GOLF CLASSIC POSTPONED

The annual Spring Golf Classic to benefit First Assembly of God Church of De Queen’s Missions has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 11th. Shotgun start at 8:00 am at the Cedar Creek Golf Course, Hwy 259N in Broken Bow. Two-man Scramble ~ $100 per team if paid by May 1st. For more information call (870) 584-3445 or (479) 774-2798.

WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!

With COVID-19 in the news worldwide, Dr. Jason Lofton, Sevier County Health Department Administrator Deborah Hedge and Judge Greg Ray and gave #1 Country listeners an update on the spread of the virus.  They also shared these tips on how to help stop the spread of the disease:

  1.  WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!
  2. Use hand sanitizer
  3. Limit contact with large crowds

Questions, call AR Dept. of Health at (800) 803-7847.

Be Prepared; But Don't Panic!