Monday, March 18, 2019


17-year-old Madolyn  Martin was crowned the 2019 Miss De Queen High School on Saturday, February 9th at the DHS auditorium. Maddie is the daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Jennifer Martin. Maddie also won the People’s Choice award at the pageant Saturday night as well as the talent portion of the competition.

Lizbeth Osura (2nd Runner Up), Madolyn Martin (Miss DHS), Katelyn McDougal (First Runner Up), Astrid Jasso (Miss Congeniality)

Lizbeth Osura, Astrid Jasso, Yasmelin Gonzalez, Crystal Alarcon- Martinez, Katelyn Patterson, Madolyn Martin, Josefina Ortiz, Katelyn McDougal, Maria Nichols, Hailie Alvarez

Little Miss DHS–Emmy Hale
1st Runner Up–Emily Whisenhunt
2nd Runner Up–Mya Luna

Mini Miss DHS Pageant Winners
Mini Miss DHS–Lexie Minor
2nd Runner Up–Landrie Minor
1st Runner Up–Genesis Nieto

Event Flyers are now located on Upcoming Events page

De Queen Quiz Bowl Team Headed to State

The De Queen High School Quiz Bowl Team competed at the 5A South regional tournament held in De Queen on Saturday, March 9th. Noah Reed was named the 5A regional tournament quiz bowl MVP as he averaged 17.4 questions per game. The team received 2nd place and will advance to the state competition scheduled for Saturday, April 13th in Beebe, Arkansas.

Simple Simons 50/50 raised $1400 for De Queen High School Track Team!

The first Monday of each month Simple Simons Pizza chooses a different non-profit group to feature in their 50/50 fundraiser. Half the sales of pizza on that day will be donated to the group.

Ashdown Battle of the Books

Ashdown Elementary Second Grade Battle of the Books team: Coy Bailey, Vali Anderson, Madden Babb, Hudson Smith, Holden Hillis, Madalynn Bailey, Chloe Bailey, and Daegon Ford. Sponsors: Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Veazey.

Citizen of the year

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce held their annual membership and awards banquet Thursday, February 28th, and Z.Z. Kamruddin was chosen Citizen of the Year.  See more winners on our Local News Page.

Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Jen Arnold was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 74th annual De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce banquet held Thursday, February 28th at the De Queen High School cafeteria.  Ms. Jen has instilled a good educational foundation and christian values in the children who have attended her preschool program at Ms. Jen's Happy House.  Former student and Chamber 1st Vice President, Callie Miller, presented Ms. Jen with the award.

De Queen Middle School Good Citizens for February

These students were named the De Queen Middle School Good Citizens for the month of February:  Heidi Bell Hardaway, Esmeralda Pacheco-Martinez, Luke Vance, David Beeney


L F Henderson Rock Star Readers for February-Adalie Aylett, Jackson Hamby & Tucker Wilson


American Farm Bureau Federation held Issue Advisory Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C. Feb. 21-22. Farmers from across the country were assigned to a committee to give input on agricultural issues. ArFB state board members participated in the meetings. Bruce Jackson of Sevier County served on the Food Safety Committee.


The De Queen Quiz Bowl Team finished in 2nd place at the recent tournament held Friday, February 22nd . A total of 16 teams from all over the state participated in the event. De Queen lost a close match in the finals to the three-time defending State Quiz Bowl champions from Russellville. Team members include Noah Reed, Reed Renfro, Miguel Montero, Ismael Montero, Sophie Burke and Emily Riley. Thomas Sweeten serves as the team advisor.

Steve Pearce Citizen of the Year

Courtney Pullen was named as the Steve Pearce Citizen of the Year at this year's Little River County Chamber of Commerce Banquet. (More photos)

Clayton Castleman Public Service Award

Glen Ray Bowman was awarded the Clayton Castleman Public Service award at the Little River Chamber of Commerce Banquet held Thursday, February 7th in Ashdown.


The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce has joined with the University of Arkansas Extension Service and other groups who are interested in strengthening our rural economy by expanding and attracting new retail businesses, restaurants, lodging and attractions. A meeting will be held Monday, February 11th from 6 to 8 pm in the Weyerhaeuser building on the De Queen UA Cossatot campus. For more information call the chamber office at 870) 584-3225 or e-mail Shown right: Suzanne Babb, Janet Cantrell, Keisha & Joshua McKinney

It's NOT illegal to burn your leaves, but please be courteous!

De Queen Fire Department Chief Dennis Pruitt visited KDQN studios Thursday to issue a reminder for local residents to educate their children about the importance of fire safety at home. Chief Pruitt also clarified the policies in place for controlled burning of leaves and twigs on personal property. Though it is not illegal to conduct a controlled burn in a residential yard it is recommended that residents wait until leaves are dry before burning and monitor the smoke while being courteous of neighbors.

AHS Student Parker wins Student Chef Showdown & Will Compete in Final Competition

On, Tuesday, December 11, the second annual Student Chef Showdown was held at Ashdown High School and Breonna Parker was chosen as the winner from a three judge panel. The showdown is made possible with the partnership of The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College and K-12 Culinary. Breonna competed against Gracie Sisemore, Ashlin Troxler, Shulyia Beard, and Deniyah Hemphill. In an update December 20th, we were told that Breonna Parker was selected by the K-12 Culinary lead chefs as one of the top 6 district winners to compete at Pulaski Tech on Saturday, March 9th.


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.

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.