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It was the tightest week ever in the history of the Pigskin Pick 'em contest! There weren't many upsets in Week Eight, and we had TWENTY-FOUR contestants miss only one game each! Ironically, they all missed Washington at Dallas on Monday Night Football! The twenty-four contestants who missed only one game include: Dollie Blankenship, Doralene Martin, Saloman Hernandez, Patti Boone, Mike Callahan, Ronald Hoffman, Neil Moran, Mark Mabry, Rhonda Spradlin, Logan Davis, Tawana Ricker, Steve Keener, Carey Lambrecht, Jessica Ugarte, Antonio Ugarte, Ken Jackson, Sonny Kimmel, Destiny Kimmel, Nita Johnson, Phil Johnson, Elmer Elmore Jr., Cheryl Huston, Roy Rogers Sr., and Marilyn Baker.

So we go to the Arkansas - University of Alabama Birmingham tiebreaker score to determine the winner. The Hogs defeated the Blazers 45-17 in Fayetteville Saturday. Doralene Martin predicted 47-17, missing by only two points! Doralene Martin wins $100 cash as the winner in Week Eight! We had three contestants that deserve a special honorable mention for missing the Arkansas tie-breaker score by only THREE points! They include: Patti Boone, Saloman Hernandez, and Carey Lambrecht.

Week Nine play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Nine include: Auburn at Ole Miss, Georgia versus Florida in Jacksonville, Stanford at Oregon, Oklahoma State at Kansas State, and Arizona's Cardinals at Dallas. Pick up a play sheet from one of our sponsors. Circle your winners in Week Nine. Don't forget to predict the final outcome of the Arkansas at Mississippi State game in Starkville as our tie-breaker score. Turn it in to the radio station by noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!






In a busy weekend of football, we had ELEVEN contestants who each missed TWO games in Week Seven of the 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em Contest. The eleven contestants were: Ryan Wishard, Easton Leonard, Ken Jackson, Patti Boone, Marilyn Baker, Carey Lambrecht, Christy Keener, Billy Martin, Mike Parks, Tawana Ricker, and Bo Collins. So we go to the Arkansas-Georgia tie-breaker score. The Dogs beat the Hogs 45-32 Saturday. Ryan Wishard predicted 38-28, missing by only eleven points. Ryan claims the $100 cash prize for Week Seven!


Week Eight play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Eight include: Ohio State at Penn State, South Carolina at Auburn, Alabama at Tennessee, Michigan at Michigan State, and the Washington Redskins at Dallas. Pick up a play sheet. Circle your winners. Don't forget to list your U.A.B. at Arkansas tie-breaker score prediction. Drop your entry by the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!



The 9U Timberwolves defeated Spa City Crushers Sunday at Burns Park in North Little Rock to capture gold rings in the P2A Fall Pre-State Tournament.

Bottom row: Braeson Scarborough, Peyton Hill, Slade Slayton, Caleb Halter, Rylin Hill;  Middle row: Johnathan Garcia, Tyler Brown, Kason Willard, Alex Mendiola, and Tucker Emerson

Coaches:  Coach Slayton, Coach Willard, Coach Hill

 Pigskin Pick em Week Six

  "In another upset-filled weekend, we had ONE perfect entry in Week Six of the 2014 Pigskin Pickem Contest. Yolonda Chaney nailed all ten contests perfectly to claim the $100 cash prize for Week Six!
     Week Seven play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Seven include: Notre Dame at Florida State, Missouri at Florida, and the New York Giants at Dallas. Pick up a play sheet and circle your winners. Don't forget to predict the Georgia at Arkansas tie-breaker score. Drop your entry by the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pickem!"



The Cossatot ABC Preschool shows their Leopard support by wearing their Black & Gold.



The De Queen High School Student Council announces the 2014 DHS Homecoming Court. The De Queen Leopards Football team will be playing their homecoming game against Hot Springs High School on October 10, 2014. Homecoming festivities begin with a Homecoming Parade themed "Terminate the Trojans” downtown at 1:30 p.m. The parade will also continue to the High School at approximately 2:00 p.m. An afternoon ceremony and pep rally will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the De Queen High School Auditorium. Evening Homecoming ceremonies will begin at 6:30 pm at Leopard Stadium and the game will follow at 7:00 pm.

Standing: Crown Bearer Lila Martin, Football Bearer Micah Vance

Front row: (left to right) Sr. Maid Montie Hennard, Sr. Maid Miriam Dominguez, Sr. Maid Justyce Brown, Queen Lucee Lugo, Sr. Maid Kenzie Tatta, Sr. Maid Mallory Miller, Sr. Maid Paige Morphew

2nd row: (left to right) Soph. Maid Erika Zamora, Jr. Maid Krishna Patel, Sr. Maid Rachel Lipsey, Sr. Maid Alexandra Martinez, Sr. Maid Marjle McClelland, Sr. Maid Ashleigh, Zeigler, Jr. Maid Kylie Bowens, Soph. Maid Martha Mosqueda, Sr. Maid Margaret Parker   



Horatio High School's 2014 Homecoming Court…  Front row: left to right Crown Bearer Bella Baker, Queen Morgan Brackett, &  Football Bearer Eli Vann. 

Middle row: Senior Maid Adi Arellano, Senior Maid Audrey Smith, Flower Girl Ashton Alexander, Senior Maid Megan Perez, & Senior Maid Cheyenne Whitlow. 

Back row:  Junior Maid Sarah Swain, Junior Maid Allison Jones, Sophomore Maid Laney Baker, and Sophomore Maid Elvelyn Martinez. 

Homecoming ceremonies was Friday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm on the HHS football field.




Chicago hosted the running world once again Sunday as nearly 45, 000 runners took to the streets for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  Runners snaked through several Chicago neighborhoods on a grand tour of the city, which continues to make its way to the forefront of the running scene. The Chicago Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors along with Boston, New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo.

Two local runners, Jason Barker and Lacey Young, qualified to run in this year’s race.  This was Barker’s second Major marathon after running Boston in April and Young’s first.  Young has qualified for Boston and will run there in April.

Lacey finished Chicago in 3:13:34 which put her at the 2251st place overall and the 287th female to cross the finish line.  That put her in the top 5% overall male and female and the top 1.5% female.

Jason finished in 3:13:02 which put him at the 2190th place overall and 1909th male to cross the finish line.  This put him also in the top 5% of all runners and top 10% male. 


This is a photo after the race in front of the famous Chicago "Bean"





In a weekend packed with upsets, we had two contestants miss only one game in Week Four of the 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em Contest. Paula Hale missed Missouri-South Carolina, while Taylor Howard missed the Monday Night Football contest between New England and Kansas City. So we go to the Arkansas - Texas A & M tiebreaker score from Saturday. The Aggies slipped past the Hogs 35-28 in Arlington. Paula Hale predicted 38-28, missing by only three points. Taylor Howard guessed 21-14, missing by 28 points. So Paula Hale wins the $100 cash prize for Week Four!
 Week Five play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Five include: Alabama at Ole Miss, L.S.U. at Auburn, Florida at Tennessee, Stanford at Notre Dame, Baylor at Texas, and Oklahoma at T.C.U. Pick up a play sheet, circle your winners, don't forget the Dallas-Houston tie-breaker score, and drop your entry by the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!





"We had ELEVEN perfect entries in Week Three of the 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em contest! Cheryl Huston, Elmer Elmore Jr., Wesley Jeanes, Vanessa Heath, Tawana Ricker, Bryan Aynes, Brenna Aynes, Todd Aynes, Marilyn Baker, Salomon Hernandez, and James Howard nailed all ten contests correctly! So we go to the Arkansas - Northern Ilinois tiebreaker score. The Hogs whipped the Huskies 52-14. Vanessa Heath predicted 49-24, missing by only 13 point to claim the $100 cash prize in Week Three. Tawana Ricker was off 15 points, while Bryan Aynes and Wesley Jeanes each missed by 17 points. Very competitive week for Pigskin Pick 'em contestants!
Week Four play sheets are now available in participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Four include: Mena at Ashdown, Missouri at South Carolina, Tennessee at Georgia, and the New Orleans Saints at Dallas. Pick up a play sheet, circle your week four winners, don't forget the Arkansas - Texas A & M tiebreaker score prediction, and turn it in to the radio station by 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!"


300 and counting


Friday night's game broadcast against Ashdown marked the 300th football game broadcast by Jay Bunyard.  Affectionately known as "The Voice of the Leopards", Bunyard has not missed announcing a game in the last 27 years--he even cut short a Cancun vacation for his fifth wedding anniversary when the Leopards made it to the State playoffs with a 14-0 record.


To commemorate the milestone, Athletic Director Bob Sikes presented Jay with a plaque and Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy declared September 19th as "Jay Bunyard Day" in De Queen.  KDQN played messages throughout the day from several of the previous Leopard coaches congratulating Jay on his accomplishment.






In a weekend full of upsets, we had three listeners submit entries with only ONE miss each in week one of the 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em Contest. J.P. Johnson and Sonny Kimmel missed only the Virginia Tech at Ohio State contest, while Amanda Kimmel missed only the New York Giants at Detroit Monday Night Football match-up. So we go to the tie-breaker score as the Hogs thrashed Nicholls State 73-7 Saturday. Amanda Kimmel guessed 49-10, missing by 27 points, while Sonny Kimmel missed by 38 points and J.P. Johnson was off by 50 points. So Amanda Kimmel makes all the ladies out there happy as she wins the $100 cash prize for week one!
 "Week two play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games this upcoming weekend include: Arkansas at Texas Tech, Georgia at South Carolina, Tennessee at Oklahoma, and UCLA at Texas. Pick up a play sheet, fill it out, don't forget the Arkansas tie-breaker score, and drop off your entry at the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em!


TOUR de QUEEN  Saturday, October 4, 2014

On-Line Registration is being accepted now at for Tour de Queen which will be held on Saturday, October 4th.  Pre-Registration is$30 per rider; On-Site Registration is $25 per rider  Registration Form

Ride will begin at 8AM.    On-Site Registration at 7AM on the Courthouse Square in front of Chamber of Commerce , 315 West Stilwell Avenue in Downtown De Queen.

You will ONLY receive a shirt if you pre-register by September 26, 2014   ALL RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A HELMET

For more information contact Nancy Gore @ (870)582-2315 or e-mail

Endorsed by: De Queen Sevier County Chamber of Commerce





The UA Cossatot Foundation is hosting its second Colt Bolt 5K on September 27.
Attached is the registration form. Please make plans to join them while they make this run/walk for scholarships.


Don't feel like walking or running a 5K? No problem! They also have a 1 mile fun run you can do instead. Show your UA Cossatot spirit by wearing red on the day of the race and have a chance to win a $500 tuition wavier for yourself or a deserving student of your choice. Entry Fee for the Adult 5K is $25; Fun Run 1 mile is $15 (Children 11 & under free, with t-shirt cost is $15)   Registration form



Junior High:  Leopards 34  Mena  12


The De Queen Junior High Cubs opened up the 2014 season with a 34-12 win on the road in Mena Thursday night. Hunter Earney was "lights out" for the Cubs. He opened the scoring on a 45 yard touchdown reception from Tyler Miller. Then Earney returned a Bearkitten punt 35 yards for a score. After Earney returned an interception 59 yards to set up another score, Brandon Hagood took it in from four yards out to capitalize on the Mena turnover. Hagood kept on the two point run to make the halftime score 20-0 in favor of the Cubs.

After Mena cut the score to 20-6 early in the third quarter, Earney went to work again. He scored on an 11 yard run to put the Cubs back up comfortably. Then he recorded his second interception of the night. That set up a 44 yard touchdown pass from Miller to Lane Woods to make it 34-6 at the end of the third quarter. Mena finished the scoring on a 74 yard scoring run early in the 4th quarter to make the final score: De Queen 34 Mena 12.


The Cubs travel to Hot Springs Lakeside next Thursday night.

The De Queen 8th graders won a preliminary contest over the Mena 8th graders 16-0."






There will be a De Queen Booster Club meeting Tuesday, August 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the multi-purpose building at the Church of Christ.  The community is encouraged to attend and get involved in the Leopard Booster Club.  Individual sponsors may join for as little as $10 per month.  Corporate sponsors for as little as $75 per month.  (Complete sponsorship fee listing)





2014 Triple Threat Fundamental Camp comes to an end. Coach Jason Barker would like to say a special Thank You to all the local sponsors and to all the athletes who participated.

5th Grade
1 on 1 winner Elise Dean
Hot Shot winner Abigail Barker
Free Throw winner Jera Cotton
Obstacle Course winner Abigail Barker

6th Grade
1 on 1 winner Madison Runnels
Hot Shot winner Allison Strasner
Free Throw winner Parker Sneed
Obstacle Course winner Allison Strasner

5th-6th Grade 3 on 3 Champs
Allison Strasner- Madison Bagley- Mary Claire Lynch- Sydney Casteel

7th Grade
1 on 1 winner Maddie Martin
Hot Shot winner Ashlyn Chambers 
Free Throw winner Maddie Martin
Obstacle Course winner Josie Burke

5th-7th 5 on 5 Champs
Jera Cotton-Caroline Collins- Lanie Hibbs- Josie Burke- Kaydee Cowling

7th - 8th - 9th Grade 3 on 3 Champs
Abby Dykes- Ruby Peppers- Baylee Harder- Catherine Ousse

8th Grade
1 on 1 winner Ashley Dykes
Hot Shot winner Abby Dykes
Free Throw winner Ashley Dykes
Obstacle Course winner Abby Dykes

9th Grade
1 on 1 winner Bradi Young
Hot Shot winner Veronica Rivas
Free Throw winner Veronica Rivas
Obstacle Course winner Bradi Young

8th - 9th grade 5 on 5 Champs
Ashley Dykes- Veronica Rivas- Bailey Ward- Ruby Peppers- Karina Lopez

5th Grade Abigail Barker
6th Grade Allison Strasner
7th Grade Josie Burke
8th Grade Ashley Dykes
9th Grade  Bradi Young



The Scrapperette basketball team hosted a team camp on in July.  Teams participating included Prescott, De Queen, Mineral Springs, and the Cossatot River School District.


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Duvan Estiven Ramirez Garcia De Queen MVP for the soccer championship game


state champions

Sevier County 14 yr old All-Stars recently won the 2014 Dixie Boys State Championship played in Searcy AR.  They defeated Searcy 4-3, Dierks 8-2, Searcy 13-1, and Kirby 12-0 in the championship game.  This makes the 2nd year in a row that these boys have won the State Tournament and been undefeated.  They will compete in the Dixie Boys World Series in Bossier City LA on August 2-6 against 11 other State Champions.

Pictured L-R: Layne Woods, Zach Izzo, Maurice Moore, Cody Brown, Cody Chandler, Wade Beasley, Lucas Tinajero, Hunter Earney, Brandon Hagood, Tyler Miller. Coaches, not pictured, Chad Earney, Danny Williams, and Jeff Woods.