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Chamber Member Spotlight


 The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome Cricket Wireless as the newest member of the chamber. Cricket Wireless offers a variety of prepaid wireless service plans including voice, text and data services. Cricket Wireless is located at 858 East Collin Raye Drive in De Queen, next to Subway. Call (870) 518-4297 or visit for more information. Hours ar e10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce, visit or call (870) 584-3225.


The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the opening of the new operation center at First State Bank of De Queen. The new facility was designed to house the bank's growing technological resources and staff as part of an ongoing effort by First State Bank to meet modern banking needs. First State Bank is located at 402 West Collin Raye Drive in De Queen. Call (870) 642-4423 for more information. For more information on the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce, visit or call (870) 584-3225.

Bear State Bank
504 W. Collin Raye Drive ~ De Queen


Bear State Bank in De Queen offers a full range of services to meet your banking needs. Located at 504 W. Collin Raye Drive, Bear State Bank offers online and mobile banking as well as loan and credit line options. Customer convenience is at the core of Bear State Bank's mission, with drive-thru hours available on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bear State Bank offers the banking services of a big city bank combined with the small town, friendly service of a hometown bank. With 10 employees at its De Queen office, Bear State Bank offers many years of experience and advice to its customers. It's a Bear State of mind - come find out why. Call (870) 642-2911 or visit Lobby hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.


Farm Credit Services
800 E. Magnolia Avenue in De Queen


 Farm Credit has been a fixture of the local agricultural and business community for decades. Farm Credit is a cooperatively-owned institution which lends to farmers, ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives and other agribusinesses, rural homebuyers and infrastructure providers throughout rural America. As a customer-owned institution, clients have voting rights and the ability to choose the board of directors. Combined, Farm Credit organizations provide more than $235 billion in loans, leases and related services. Loans are serviced in-house with lifelong fixed interest rates. De Queen Branch Manager Jordan Pearce is a lifelong resident of De Queen and took over the local office in January as well as the branch in Glenwood. She's ready to help you start your farm or help grow your existing one. Stop by her office at 800 E. Magnolia Avenue in De Queen Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (870) 584-3113 or visit Pictured are Pearce and Ally Herrera.


De Queen Health & Wellness Walk-In Family Clinic

1357 West Collin Ray Drive ~ De Queen

 The De Queen Health & Wellness Walk-In Family Clinic offers a professional and qualified nursing staff with over 40 years of combined skill and experience in providing patient care. The clinic recently welcomed Nurse Practitioner La Donna Dorsey to the staff. Dorsey, along side Nurse Practitioners Claire Russell and Kay Shelton, are dedicated to providing patients with excellent medical care and patient service. Owner Chester Barber said the clinic prides itself on not just the care it provides, but the attention to patient convenience as well. Medication refill requests and prior authorizations are handled promptly so patients will not have to wait long to get their routine medications. When you're sick, you may not be able to wait several days to get an appointment, so the clinic offers same day care for most medical services. Appointments are also available by calling (870) 642-2000. The clinic is now scheduling back to school physicals. Most third party insurances as well as Medicaid and Medicare are welcomed. The Howard County Memorial Hospital's out-patient x-ray facility, De Queen Pediatrics and Health and Wellness Pharmacy and De Queen Dental are easily accessible to one another at the clinic's 1357 West Collin Ray Drive location. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday


Sevier County Museum
717 Walter J. Leeper Dr. ~  De Queen  (870)642-6642

The Mission of the Sevier County Museum is to reflect the history of this county in such a way as to evoke pride in past achievements and perpetuate the unique heritage of Sevier County. The scope is a full-faceted look at Sevier County’s agriculture, railroad, lumber and mining industries, the school systems, courts, churches, fraternal orders, doctors, lawyers, business man, the involvement in Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, War with Mexico, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War. The museum was established in 1986 and is a non-profit organization. Additional exhibits on display include local natural resources, a model of old De Queen, the Children's Corner and more. Find out how to support the museum through the $10 a Month Club. The annual Hoo Rah Days Festival, which honors the history of Sevier County and its people, is held the first Saturday in October. This year's event theme is Sevier County Churches. Call (870) 642-6642 or visit for more information. You can also find the Sevier County Museum on Facebook.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.


Treasure Chest and Company
227 Highway 71 North in De Queen


 The Treasure Chest and Company at 227 Highway 71 North in De Queen hosts over 30 vendors with a wide range of items, including collectible vintage items ranging from Pokemon to Nascar, crafts, homemade soaps and lotions, jewelry, antique clocks, coins, furniture, appliances, tools, knives, fishing and hunting gear, clothes and more. You might just find the start of your next Pinterest project. The Treasure Chest and Company is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There are currently no available vendor booths open but you can be placed on a waiting list. Also come by for more information on the Treasure Chest's portable buildings, garages and carports, which are available rent-to-own. For more information, call (870) 584-8229 or visit The Treasure Chest and Company on Facebook.


Mary P.O.P.S.
116 Highway 71 in De Queen,

New Member – The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday to welcome Mary P.O.P.S. Family Restaurant in De Queen as the newest member of the chamber. Owners Pedro and Maria Sanchez recently expanded their restaurant, now operating locations in Horatio and De Queen. Mary P.O.P.S. offers Mexican and American cuisine as well as pasta and steaks. The new restaurant is located at 116 Highway 71 in De Queen, in the former Papa Poblano's Restaurant. Call (870) 642-2336 for more information. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.


Beauty & Style Salon
304 W Collin Raye Drive, Suite 101A ~  De Queen

Beauty & Style Salon in De Queen promise quality service at an affordable price. Located in Suite 101A in the Town North Shopping Center on Collin Raye Drive in De Queen, Beauty & Style Salon offers haircuts, pedicures, manicures, waxes and everything else to get you looking your best. Owner Jamie Echevarria is a professional cosmetologist and invites everyone to stop by. On Sundays, all haircuts are $10. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The salon is closed Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (870) 784-2701 for more information or visit Beauty & Style Salon on Facebook.


Baker's Sales and Service, LLC
851 E Collin Raye Drive ~ De Queen

(800) 634-8695

Baker's Sales and Service, LLC, has been part of the business community for over 40 years. Jerry Baker founded the parts store and wrecker service in De Queen in 1974. Since then, the business has expended to Horatio, Nashville, Ashdown and Texarkana with nearly 40 employees. Baker's Sales and Service offers a wide variety of NAPA and other part lines for just about every need, from small engine to heavy duty repair. The business also operates a 24/7 wrecker service. The locally-owned and operated establishment is a longtime supporter of the community. "We make every effort to meet and exceed our customers' needs," said Jerry's son, Jeff Baker. "I think it's the fact that we go the extra mile that's allowed us to be a part of this community for so long."


R & F Welding and Farm, LLC
3342 N. Camellia Street in Lockesburg

New look, same great service can be found at R & F Welding and Farm, LLC., in Lockesburg. In business for 29 years, owner Rusty Williams offers a wide selection of farm equipment as well as service on all makes and models. For your lawn mowing needs, Rusty recommends the Bob Cat mowers and he is also a dealer for Yanmar equipment. Come by and check out the new store and shop, located at 3342 N. Camellia Street in Lockesburg. For information call 870-289-2897 or after hours, 870-584-8801.

1027 Hwy 70 East ~ De Queen

GENTRY CHEVROLET, INC. in De Queen has been a part of the local business community since 2008, when brothers Bud and Jimmy Ray Gentry purchased the former Roberts Chevrolet. The dealership has grown significantly over the years, to the point where the Gentrys built a brand new and much more expansive dealership at 1027 Highway 70 East, which opened earlier this year. Gentry Chevrolet offers a full selection of brand new Chevy vehicles as well as previously owned vehicles from other makes. The dealership also provides quality service, parts and repairs on all makes and models of vehicles. With a large staff of sales and service professionals, Gentry Chevrolet promises the best in customer service and experience. Call (870)642-2423 for more information or visit Gentry Chevrolet’s website at

Bush Tractor
1209 Hwy 70 E – De Queen

BUSH TRACTOR has been a trusted retailer and service center for farm equipment in the area for over two decades. Located at 1209 Highway 70 east of De Queen, the business offers parts, service and repairs on nearly any model or type of farm equipment. Bush Tractor is also a licensed retailer of TYM and LS Tractors as well as Vermeer. Owners Allen and Martha Bush are proud to serve the community through their family-owned and locally-minded business. They say Bush Tractor prides itself on providing honest, affordable and knowledgeable service to their customers. Stop by the store and check out deals on equipment just in time for hay season. Call (870) 642-5363 for more information. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.


Wilkerson Funeral Home
403 West Stilwell ~ De Queen

WILKERSON FUNERALHOME has been a part of the De Queen business community for over 80 years. Established in 1929, Wilkerson Funeral Home has built a reputation on serving others, putting families first and operating with the highest standards of professionalism, and always operated by the same family. The staff has over 125 years of combined experience in the funeral business. For more information on Wilkerson Funeral Home and its services, call (870)642-2218.


503 East Collin Raye Drive - De Queen








RAWLS FURNITURE is celebrating its fourth year in De Queen and more than 20 years at its location in New Boston, Texas. Located at 503 E. Collin Raye Drive in De Queen and at 103 N. McCoy Blvd. in New Boston, Rawls furniture offers a large selection of furniture, mattress sets and appliances. Rawls Furniture prides itself on offering high quality products at affordable prices. Owner Robert Rawls said the store offers a 12-month same as cash policy and is currently hosting a sale during which customers who purchase a Corsicana queen mattress set will receive a free platform bed valued at $400. Rawls Furniture also offers a wide variety of La-Z-Boy recliners and sofas. Stop by 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Call (870) 642-2202 or visit or on Facebook. Pictured from left to right are Robert Rawls, Pedro Ruvalcaba and Tyler Massey.


961 East Collin Raye Drive - De Queen

PETTIT MACHINERY has been a part of the De Queen business community since 2015, when it purchased the former Southwest Arkansas Equipment. Pettit Machinery offers sales, service and parts for a wide variety of John Deere tractors, lawn mowers, utility vehicles and other equipment. Store Manager Jon Kight and his crew have over one hundred years combined experience in selling, servicing and acquiring parts for John Deere products. Check out Pettit Machinery's website at for ongoing sales promotions or visit the business' Facebook page. Located at 961 E. Collin Raye Drive, Pettit Machinery is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Pictured from left to right are Ronnie Powell, Leon Meeks, Donna Huckaby, Colton Blackmon, Cesar Marrufo, Jon Kight, William Powell and Shawn Churchwell. Call (870) 584-7222.


310 N. Third Street - De Queen

FIRST STATE INSURANCE in De Queen offers a wide range of insurance products, from auto and property to poultry, farm and commercial. Vice-President Jerel Jones and his staff have a combined total of nearly 100 years in the field. Jones said his professional and friendly staff will find the product best suited for your needs. First State Insurance is located at 310 N. Third Street in De Queen. Call (870) 642-2814 for more information. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pictured from left to right are Freida Arndt, Lorena Esquivel, Sandra Walker, Merari Salazar, Laura Ambriz and Jerel Jones.


(870) 784-3724

Ben's Plumbing in De Queen offers a wide variety of plumbing services to commercial and residential customers in the area. Owner Ben de la Rosa has over 10 years experience in plumbing and has been a master plumber since 2012. De la Rosa said he appreciates the community's support and looks forward to serving area residents in the future. Call Ben's Plumbing at (870) 784-3724.