The De Queen Rotary Club hosted their Rotary Night on Thursday, September 28th, as the De Queen Leopards hosted the top team in state, the Little Rock Parkview Patriots. The Club purchased tickets for the first 100 De Queen Leopard fans and sold eclipse glasses for interested parties. The Club also advertised their upcoming Hurrah! Breakfast on Saturday, October 7th.
Courtney Angel Benefit Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show
Event Coordinator Chuck Martin stopped by your #1 Country Studios earlier Thursday morning, September 28th to talk about the upcoming Courtney Angel Benefit Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, September 30th, at the Lockesburg City Park. Registration is from 8-10 am. Awards will be given for Top 30 and best show Car, Truck, Motorcycle, and Rat Rod. Public voting, which gives you a chance to win $100 cash, will also take place for favorite car and truck, Courtney’s Choice Car and Truck. Entry fee for 1st vehicle is $25, and $20 for each additional. 50/50 raffle tickets will be for sale from 8 am until the awards ceremony. Drawings for door prizes throughout the day. Free bounce house for kids. Outlaw BBQ and The Walking Dog will provide food, drinks and fun. All proceeds will go to Felicia Tramble who was diagnosed in February with Stage 4 Gastric Adenocarcinoma and needs the community support. Felicia is a 31 year citizen of Sevier County and 30 year employee at Pilgrims and is a 49 year old mother of 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
Legacy Academy Scholar Induction
Legacy Academy held its Scholar Induction Ceremony on Thursday, September 21st, inducting eight new Scholars into their final stage of learning at Legacy Academy. Legacy Scholars are Rhetoric level students, sophomores to seniors. Each year, selected Sophomore students are inducted to join other upper level students. This year’s newly promoted Scholars include Skylar Alexander, James Bartek, Wesley Carrell, Gabe Cox, Jack Currence, Everrette Martz, Cameron Ogé, and Wyatt Roden. Earlier in the ceremony, the new Rookies were set in (K-2nd grade), new Protégés were promoted (3rd-6th), and the new Apprentices (7th-9th) were recognized. The entire school body took part as existing students in each rank stood to re-affirm their age-appropriate charges.
Paul Harris Fellows
The De Queen Rotary Club met on Monday afternoon, September 25th, to reward new Paul Harris Fellows. Paul Harris Fellows are judged by the amount a member donates to the Paul Harris Society in order to fight polio cases around the world. Greg Revels, Cici Betell, and ZZ Kamruddin are multiple Paul Harris Fellows, so they chose the following members (left to right) as benefactors for their contributions to the society: JP Atkins, Michael Collins, Orville Wayne Smith, Veronica Ozura, Erika Buenrostro, Audrey Chandler, Jamie Smith, Jason Sanders, and Clint Nelson. Lori House was also rewarded as a Paul Harris Fellow, but was not in attendance at the meeting.
The De Queen Rotary Club held their annual 5K on Saturday, September 23rd, at 9 am. The event was a big success as 26 runners showed up at the De Queen Schools Cross Country Course. Winners from several categories received various prizes. The Rotary Club thanks everyone that registered and participated in the 5K as well as the sponsors that made this event happen.
Legacy Academy Color Run
Legacy Academy students stopped by your #1 Country Studios earlier Friday morning, September 22nd, to talk about Legacy's 1st ever 5K color run tomorrow night, September 23rd, at 6 pm. The event will take place at Legacy Academy and consists of a 1.5 mile run. There will also be an athletic fundraiser to help raise money to build the track further out. They will offer pulled pork plates for $7 to help raise money. There will also be prizes awarded to the top winners. Pictured left to right are Hannah Webb, Maddie Lowrey, Oakley Lofton, and Jude Gallagher.
Acting Out Against Hunger Award 2023
Beth Tody, representing Excel by 8, Curtis Black and Elizabeth Walker, representing the Horatio School District received the 2023 Acting Out Against Hunger Award. This award, given each September during Hunger Action Month, is presented to a handful of Arkansas individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations who go above and beyond to serve their communities.
Horatio Senior Citizens Day
Joyce Short stopped by your #1 Country Studios earlier Wednesday morning, September 20th, to talk about the Horatio Senior Citizens Day happening tomorrow (Thursday), September 21st, at the Horatio Senior Citizens Center. The event will take place from 9:30 am-12 noon. There will be vendors to feed the seniors at 11 am. Transportation will be provided for no cost. Door prizes will be awarded during the event.
Horatio Homecoming Court
De Queen High School Homecoming Court
The De Queen High School Student Council is excited to announce Alexa Monroy as the 2023 DHS Homecoming Queen and 12 DHS homecoming maids. The De Queen Leopards Football team will be playing their homecoming game against the Camden Fairview Cardinals on Friday, October 13, 2023. The homecoming festivities will begin at 1:45 PM with a downtown parade around the square with the parade continuing down School Drive at 2:15 PM for Kindergarten through 12th grade. The afternoon coronation ceremony will begin at 2:30 PM at the DHS Coliseum followed by a pep rally. The evening ceremony will begin at 6:30 at Leopard Stadium before the Leopards vs. Cardinals game starting at 7 p.m.
De Ann Vaught
Arkansas State Representative De Ann Vaught spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club at their weekly meeting earlier Monday afternoon, September 18th. De Ann is serving her 5th term. She talked about the special session called last week. De Ann said her goal was to not do away with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). She also stressed the importance of increasing security for the governor. De Ann also talked about the latest tax reductions proposed by at the special session that will help the lower to middle class citizens.
9th Annual Community Health Fair
Dr. Jason Lofton stopped by your #1 Country Studios earlier Monday morning, September 18th, to talk about the upcoming 9th Annual Community Health Fair on Thursday, September 28th, from 8 am- 8 pm. The event will be held at the East Room Event Center on 202 W. De Queen Ave. Come to the Fair and find out more information about your health state. You can also get free screenings and information on cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid, prostate cancer, diabetes, behavioral health, dental health and weight loss. For more information call 870-642-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
De Queen Jr High School Update
De Queen Jr. High School Principal Jeff Holcombe stopped by your #1 Country Studios earlier Monday morning, September 18th, along with his son, Joshua, to talk about the upcoming events at the Jr. High School. The Jr. High Cubs football team moved their game up from Thursday, September 21st, to tomorrow, September 19th. This week at the Jr. High School is Spirit Cubs and Superheroes. Students will be allowed to dress up as superheroes this week. Holcombe also brought up Parent Night on Thursday, September 21st. This is an informal event that will allow parents to eat refreshments and talk with the teachers in an informal setting. This will overlap with the Middle School's event beginning at 6. Holcombe also talked about his transition from assistant principal to principal and gave credit to Ryan Hanney for being a great asset.
De Queen High School Students Awarded National Recognition
Five De Queen High School students have been awarded National Recognition from the College Board. They earned this award because of their GPA of 3.5 or higher and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. Pictured left to right are Ashlee McCullough, Elaina Rivas, Joel Galvan, Jamileth Rueda, and Penelope Sims.
The De Queen Rotary Club held their weekly meeting on Monday afternoon, August 28th, where the Rotary Club members inducted two new members in Chris and Ethan Wolcott. Chris and Ethan were both sponsored by Rotary President Greg Revels. Chris is the Sevier County Jail Administrator who co-founded the RSAT program. Ethan is the Outreach Coordinator at UA Cossatot.
Free Gas Friday Winner- Week 14
Jose Pallares (center) from De Queen is this week's Free Gas Friday Winner. Jose registered at Zunigas Liquor. He stopped by your #1 Country Studios earlier Friday morning, August 25th, along with Elizabeth Trusley (right) to pick up his check for $50 for free gas at Cactus Plaza. Jacob Bunyard (left) presented the check. Free Gas Friday will just continue for 1 more week, so make sure you register at each of our sponsoring locations by next Friday and tune in to the morning show to see if you are the last Free Gas Friday winner.
Brother's Keepers Rumble on the Green and Rib Rumble
Brother's Keeper came by your #1 Country Studios earlier Thursday morning, August 24th, to talk about the upcoming Brother’s Keepers events in Rumble on the Green and the Rib Rumble. The events will be held on Friday, August 25th, and Saturday, August 26th, at the De Queen Country Club. The Rumble on the Green begins on Friday with karaoke at 7 pm. You can read more about the events by visiting our Upcoming Events page.
De Queen Leopard Football Coaches
De Queen Leopard High School Football Coach Richard Bell spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club at their weekly meeting on Monday afternoon, August 21st. Bell is a proud graduate of De Queen schools and has been with the De Queen Leopard School District for 16 years. Bell works with the 3rd grade kids up to Senior High. Bell brought his entire coaching staff from the Jr High and Senior High teams to the meeting. Bell wants his kids to grow in morals and character by bringing attitude and effort to practices. He also discussed some changes he made in their workouts. He concluded by discussing the previous scrimmage and encouraged the community to come out and support the kids beginning this Friday, August 25th, at 8 pm at Mena.
Arkansas Broadcasters Association Internship
Makenzie Townsend of De Queen shown with Jay Bunyard, President of Bunyard Broadcasting, just wrapped up her internship check through the Arkansas Broadcasters' Association. She received her internship earlier Monday morning, August 21st. Makenzie learned through the sales department training where she has been briefed on the philosophies and practices regarding client relations. She has prepared sales proposals, telemarketed, and made a call with a station salesperson as part of her intern curriculum.
Free Gas Friday Winner- Week 13
Kim Thompson of Horatio is the Week 13 Free Gas Friday Winner. She came by your #1 Country Studios earlier Monday morning, August 21st, to pick up her $50 check for free gas at Sevier County Farmers Coop. Kim registered at Prime Country Meats. Free Gas Friday will continue for just 2 more weeks, so make sure you register at each of our sponsoring locations by Friday of the next 2 weeks, and tune in to the morning show on Fridays to see if you are the week's lucky winner.
Brother's Keepers Rumble on the Green and Rib Rumble
Chef (left) and Crawdaddy (right) came in your #1 Country Studios earlier Tuesday morning, August 15th, to talk about the upcoming Brother’s Keepers events in Rumble on the Green and the Rib Rumble. The events will happen on Friday, August 25th, and Saturday, August 26th, at the De Queen Country Club. The Rumble on the Green begins on Friday with karaoke at 7 pm. You can read more about the events by visiting our Upcoming Events Page or you can contact the Brother’s Keeper at BKMC8th@gmail.com or 479-312-9480 for the Rib Rumble as well as Tammylneese@yahoo.com or Shannon at 870-648-2211 about the Rumble on the Green.
Rex Nelson Arkansas Growth
Rex Nelson, the Senior Editor & Columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club at their weekly meeting on Monday, August 14th. He told the club that The Friday Night Scoreboard in Arkansas was the largest high school football scoreboard show in the country. He also talked about how fast Arkansas is growing as a state in Mena, southwest Arkansas, and Hot Springs. The unemployment rate in Arkansas is 2.5%. He predicted the state of Arkansas to grow in a post-pandemic society as more people move from metro areas to urban states such as Arkansas. Rex then came in your #1 Country Studios to join Greg and Toney in their podcast, Southwest Arkansas Sports Page on the Air. You can tune in to Facebook or when it goes live on Fridays at 5 pm.
Free Gas Friday Winner- Week 12
Witt Hinton of Ashdown is this week's Free Gas Friday winner. Witt registered at Red River Oil and picked up his check for $50 at Red River Oil. Free Gas Friday will continue until Labor Day weekend. To get your chance to win free gas, make sure you register at one of our sponsoring locations by each Friday and make sure to tune into the morning show each Friday to see if you are the week's lucky winner.
Sevier County Medical Center Update
Lori House (left) and Stacy Dowdy (right) stopped by your #1 Country Studios earlier Thursday morning, August 10th, to give the latest Sevier County Medical Center update. The Medical Center has finished the Critical Access Survey and is still waiting to hear the results. Lori mentioned the Health Information Exchange at the hospital. This is where the hospital's computer system uploads a patient's information through a Hub to help both the hospital and their patients get info and receive results. Lori and Stacy discussed Air Evac since the Medical Center has 2 pads for helicopters to touch down on. They also talked about EClinic in Hot Springs. The EClinic will come down to De Queen twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month. Lori concluded by introducing the new medical director, Dr. James Brecheisen, at the Medical Center.
Operation Christmas Child Boxes
Sheila Baker spoke to the De Queen Rotary Club at their weekly meeting on Monday, August 7th, about the Operation Christmas Child boxes. She went over the process on how the boxes are delivered. She also talked about some items not allowed in Christmas boxes such as liquids and breakables, but said those items can be replaced with other “filler” items. Sheila said you can build a shoebox online for $25 and select which age and which boy or girl you would like to supply for. Churches can also serve as a dropoff point for Collections Week. Collections Week will from Monday, November 13th, through Monday November 20th, this year.