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EGG # 1 HAS BEEN FOUND

 

Twelve year old Makenleigh Kayne of Idabel found #1 Country's first Golden Egg this year, in the rose bush on the grounds of  McCurtain Memorial Hospital.  She and her mother actually found the egg Thursday night, but waited until Makenleigh got out of school Friday before turning it in.

Bonita Smith presents MaKenleigh with her check for $250.00.

Clue sheets for Egg #2 are available at our sponsor locations.


 


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SUPPORTING WOUNDED WARRIORS

 

 Patrick Massey, President of the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce, presents a check for $600 to Peggy Kite of the Millwood Lake Focus Committee. The donation was made to support the annual Wounded Warriors Hunt on Millwood Lake, which the Focus Committee organizes. The funds were raised during the chamber's 2016 Tour de Queen Bike Ride, which was held near Veteran's Day. Massey said the chamber was pleased to support the hunt, which provides a free, multi-day hunting experience for area veterans who were wounded during their military service.

 

 

ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL BAND RECEIVES SWEEPSTAKES AWARD


Congratulations to the Ashdown High School Band on receiving first division ratings at the Region 2 Concert Assessment held in Lake Hamilton, Arkansas. The band also received first division ratings at the Region Marching Contest in the fall and are now a 2016-2017 Sweepstakes Band.
 

 


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"I am a former resident of the De Queen area and would like to say THANK YOU for this website! I enjoy reading each section of this site. It's easier to keep up with the the people and the area happenings. :o)"

" I regret I can't catch you on the radio.  Too far away here in Hot Springs. I frequently  read your news pages.  Good job!  My brother put me on to you.  We're long gone from De Queen, but still keep in touch thru your website."

"Keep up the good work. We Enjoy the web page. Thanks"

"I Googled De Queen, Ark. news and found this site last week because a friend died  in an ATV wreck. I'm in Oklahoma and we had no reports of this accident, but you had it covered.  You had the obituary and everything I wanted to know without me having to call the family and ask questions that are hard to ask. I used the Chandler Funeral Home link page. Thanks for your services. It was great."

 

 

De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight
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4-H HOLDS INDOOR O-RAMA

Sevier County 4-H held its annual Indoor O’Rama competition on March 13.  Indoor O’Rama consists of speeches, performing arts, and fashion review.

Photo by Dawn Leeper

Shown left:
Front Row L to R: Aubrey Williams, Reese Walker, Hunter Frachiseur, Evin Frachiseur, Brady Haarmeyer, Eli Mitchell, and Jacob Seymour
Back Row L to R: Lexy Rosson, Kane Faulkenberry, Brennen Seymour, Amber Morris, Aubrey Seymour, and Brayden Frachiseur

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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.

 

DE QUEEN MIDDLE SCHOOL GOOD

CITIZENS FOR FEBRUARY

These students were selected to receive the February Good Citizens Award at the De Queen Middle School

Left to Right:

Luke Reed, Elise Dean, Hanna Marrufo and Garrett Matthews.

DE QUEEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

De Queen High School February Students of the Month with their McDonald Meal Certificates.
Pictured left to right:
Sophomores:  Abby Dykes & Brennen Seymour
Juniors:  Alondra Galvez & Eruby Rodriguez
Seniors:  Sydney Talkington & Alexis Gallardo

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SWEETHEART GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Gary Tabler, resident of Ben Lomond, entered KDQN's Valentine's Day Sweetheart Giveaway contest. As a result of his "Sweetheart Story" he was chosen by listeners and Face Book friends as the winner of a Gift Basket from Diana's Clothing and Gifts.

Mr. Tabler shown here with his "Sweetheart"  Rosalie have been married 41 years.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Tabler!!! 

5 GENERATIONS FOR THE BOBBY LITTLE FAMILY

 

 

Bobby Little of De Queen, shown here with his 5 Generation Family which include left to right: 

 

Bobby Little, with daughter Nancy Wells,  Nancy's  son: Shannon Wells, Shannon's daughter, Shanna Whisenhunt and her daughter, Kenliegh Whisenhunt. All family members from De Queen and Horatio.

 
"Thanks for your this very informative website.  I live in Alexandria, VA  and have been searching for a Sevier County site to keep me informed on my home news." 
"I want to thank you for having this website.  My sister and brother live far away now, but they can keep in touch with things from home with your website.  Keep up the good work and God bless you all."
"Just wanted to let you know how great it is to be able to access the news daily instead of weekly.  You all are doing a great job!"
"Just a note of thanks for keeping these Missouri grandparents 'in the know' with the sports photos and happenings in Lower Arkansas!!!"
"I'm very happy that you all have this website since we don't have a daily newspaper.  I'm Hispanic and every time I read the news, I usually tell my friends what's going on. It would be nice if we could have a Spanish website where someone that doesn't speak English could go in and read it so they can know what's going on in our county and what to watch out for. Congratulations for this website and keeping us informed with the news."

CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

Fire Chief Dennis Pruett  

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.

911 ADDRESS NUMBERS

Judge Greg Ray, Fire Chief Dennis Pruett & Sevier County OEM Walter Smith

Sevier County Officials are asking that all De Queen Residents put their 911 address numbers on their houses and mailboxes. The numbers need to be at least 3 inches so that they are clearly visible from the road. This helps emergency personnel to find your home during an emergency.

CASA SEEKING VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES

Cynthia Martin of the CASA of the Ouachita Region announced there is a need for more CASA volunteers.

For more information, call Martin at 479-243-9277

NEW NAME; SAME FACES

Southwest Arkansas Crisis and Resource Center, formerly Southwest Arkansas Domestic Violence Center, is still open for business providing a sympathetic ear, guidance, and shelter for victims of abuse. 
The hotline number that is good 24/7 is (870) 584-3441.

"As a De Queen teacher, I would like to say a HUGE "thank-you" for the support you give our students, as well as many others, on your website. It's so great to visit KDQN's site and see faces of our kiddos that are doing great things in our community! Thank you for going out of your way to make us proud of "our kids!"
"I am so VERY pleased with your new web site.  This is what it's about, knowing your town's news and happenings...not that the rest of the world isn't important, but you can get that on TV.  This is what we need.  I love it!  Keep it up!"
"As a resident of Sevier County, I would just like to thank you for the wonderful job that you are doing.  As a person who works out of the country half of his life (currently in Ashdod, Israel), you are the only link for local up to date news that I have.  I especially love being able to tell my wife something that happened before she even hears about it living at home."
"Thanks for the Web site....I was born in De Queen and graduated there.  My dad was a barber for 50 years.  Sure is nice to read what is going on in De Queen."
"The Southwest Arkansas Daily is a great way to feel connected to the community. I live in Little Rock now but I still have family in the De Queen/Wickes area. It's nice to read about current events and even check the local weather. Keep up the great work."
"I would like to thank you for this web site. I hated it when our paper went to once a week but I still bought it just to get the full story on the news. I have not bought a De Queen newspaper since hearing about this web site. THANK YOU!!!!"
"I really enjoy your website, I was gone for a month and was able to keep up with all that was going on in the community...."
"My wife and I grew up in De Queen and graduated from the De Queen High School. I want to say how much we appreciate the information you report about De Queen. We still have a lot of relatives and friends still living there. We thank you for printing the obit of our son. Since the Bee was sold this is one way to stay up to date. Our hearts are still there. Again, thank you very much for reporting". 
"I love your site.  I grew up in De Queen and really miss a lot about it, but your site helps me to  keep in touch! I tell everyone formerly from there about the site as well and they love it too!  Thanks so much and Keep up the FANTASTIC work."

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK  ACTIVITIES


Park Interpreters Shelley Flannery and Tori Carson

Check out the State Park's Activities at: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/cossatotriver/ 

LOCAL FOOD BANKS NEED YOUR HELP

CHALICE CUPBOARD

Grant Groves

The Chalice Cupboard in De Queen is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 until 4 pm at 315 North 5th Street for distribution of food to individuals in emergency situations.

If you would like to donate your money or time, contact Grant Groves at 642-3420.

 

In Little River County donations may be dropped off at the Department of Human Services office, 90 Waddell Street, Ashdown, AR., M-F, 8am-4:30pm.

 For more information call 870-898-5155.

 
Reader Comments:
"It is with the most profound sense of of joy this listener wishes 92.1 a Merry Christmas and just needed to say that you'all have provided a needed full service to our community and not to mention the basic survival needs to survive in hard times so many of us are experiencing locally. If we just could do the same it could provide us all with a better life and (Wonderful Christmas). KINDNESS LASTS FOR EVER!"
"I can't imagine how you can manage to keep up with this great web site. Enjoy reading it. Thanks for giving the people something to do than just play games or get on the social media."
"I really enjoy your web site even though I am a thousand miles away from home I am able to catch up on what is going on in my hometown. It helps me stay connected to the place I will always love, and to the people I will always love. Keep up the good work and may God bless the town of De Queen Arkansas and the people there."
"I want to thank you very much for your providing information on Sevier County in the Southwest Arkansas Daily.  My wife and I were born and raised in Horatio and I taught school eight years in De Queen.  So Sevier County was always home even though we haven't lived there since 1972.  Your news is as good as, perhaps better than the De Queen Bee was, and it means so much to be able to keep up with what's going on there."
"I like that you take time to make a special web site."
" Just happened to stumble across the Obituary listing on your web site and wanted to let you know it is really appreciated. Many of us who have long since left De Queen are still interested in our friends we left behind. Since your local paper's web site went south, there was no way to do it. Thank you for picking up the slack on that and all the other news you publish. Wish we could get the Country Breakfast Crew in San Antonio!!!"
"I was born in De Queen in 1937. Have not lived in the area for a long time due to 20 years in the  Navy and 32 years of living in Maine. In October 2005 moved to Clovis, NM. Have family still in the  area and use your web site daily. It was a good site, but is even better now. Thank you so much  for allowing people from away to access your web site. It brings "home" to a lot of people."
"The website is like the newspaper, only better (Not to mention not having to buy the paper).  I can see the lunch menu for my kid's school as well as the calendar.  If I miss the news all I have to do is visit the website.  It's great to have this.  Thank you!!!!!!(P.S. the trophy room is neat, too)"

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CURRENT AND APPROACHING HUNTING SEASONS FOR ARKANSAS ARE NOW POSTED IN THE (TROPHY ROOM)!

Attention Sportsmen!!! The Southwest Arkansas Daily will post pictures of your trophy on our web-site.  All you have to do is e-mail your picture to numberonecountry@yahoo.com

RESERVOIR, LOCK & DAM, AND LAKE POOL STAGES--NTL WTHR SERVICE SHREVEPORT

Location   updated 7:00 am 05/03/16

Normal Pool 7 am Level 24 Hr Change Discharge
CFS
Broken Bow Dam 599.0 610.79 0.31 7000
De Queen Lake 437.0 466.34 0.31 M
Gillham Lake 502.0 541.57 -1.08 M
Dierks Lake 526.0 545.66 0.24 M
Millwood Lake 259.2 265.36 1.41 M
Lake Wright Patman 226.0 251.99 0.59 3992
Lake Bistineau 141.0

142.48

-0.03  
Lake Fork Dam 403.00 403.33 10.28 4400
Toledo Bend 172.00

172.73

0.08 31869

 For current Gage Stations and Tributary levels click here:    NOAA    

 

Current River levels: Click Here

        

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