Saturday, September 24, 2022

Local Musician Vists #1 Country Studios

Local musician from Umpire, Rachel Edge, came by your #1 Country Studios Wednesday morning, September 21st, to perform her new song, “Replace Me” as well as “The Man I Loved is Dead.” You can listen to her song live on our KDQN 92.1 fm Facebook page.  

De Queen Middle School Good Citizens

Faculty and staff vote on DMS students who exhibit good citizenship.
August/September Good Citizens for De Queen Middle School are pictured left to right:
Henry Staggs, DeNashia Briggins, Lizbeth Ruiz and Erik Hernandez. 

Ashdown High School Alumni Association Banquet

The Ashdown High School Alumni Association will hold their 14th “annual” alumni banquet.  Dr. Mike Finley who has recently passed will be honored at the banquet on Saturday, October 22.  Alumni dinner tickets will be on sale from Monday, September 12 – noon on Friday, October 7th.  Tickets are $30 each and are available at The Castle, from Terry or Brenda Snead, Patti Ritter, Susan Simmons, or Sandra Furlow.

DHS announce homecoming court and festivities

The De Queen High School Student Council is excited to announce Lorel Morphew as the 2022 DHS
Homecoming Queen and 11 DHS homecoming maids. The De Queen Leopards Football team will be playing
their homecoming game against the Hot Springs Trojans on October 7, 2022. Homecoming festivities will kick off with spirit week beginning on October 3 going through October 7.

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. Trojan game starting at 7 p.m


Homecoming Court:

Back row: Sophomore Maid Stephanie Villeda, Sophomore Maid Ashley Hernandez, Junior Maid Presli Young, Junior Maid Alexa Monroy 3rd row: Senior Maid Belle Lindsey, Senior Maid Emily Garcia 2nd row: Senior Maid Amairany Ortiz, Senior Maid Makenzie Townsend, Senior Maid Cinthya Buenrostro, Senior Maid Laura Figueroa 1st row: Football Bearer Lowell Morphew, Queen Lorel Morphew, Crown Bearer Emery Sanders, Senior Maid Wendy Victoriano

Free Gas Friday Winner- Week 14

#1 Country's Free Gas Friday promotion concluded Labor Day weekend as Madelyn Williams of De Queen is the last winner this year.  She picked up a $50 check for gas at Sevier County Farmer's Coop.  Mrs. Williams registered at Pruetts.  

Denim and Diamonds Event

The De Queen Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Denim and Diamonds Event on Saturday, October 1st, at the Rocky Hill Ranch Event Center on 347 AR- 24 W Southwest of De Queen.  Tickets can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce and are $75 each. Must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, contact 584-3225.  Pictured is Sue Stowers.  

The Sevier County Medical Center Update

Lori House and Stacy Dowdy of the Sevier County Medical Center stopped by your #1 Country Studios Thursday morning, September 8th, to give an update on the new hospital.  They plan on using the month of October to move in and get furniture, cabinets, and equipment in place while using the month of November for training.  The hospital is continuing to accept applications and has begun  hiring employees. They plans to have a total employment of 117 when they open on Tuesday, December 6th. If interested, contact Trey at 870-642-6420 or visit to send your resume  Drop off your applications at Dr. Hoyt's Office, 145 Hwy 71 N, across from Tres Agaves.  

Free Gas Friday Winner

Kyle Willis is this week's Free Gas Friday winner!  He registered at TJ's and won a $50 check for gas.  Friday, September 2nd, will be the final drawing, so make sure you are registered at one of our participating sponsors.  

U of A Recruiter Visits De Queen High School

U of A recruiter Rafael Arciga Garcia visited with De Queen seniors on Thursday, August 25th.  He helped them submit admissions applications. Eighteen seniors have completed the admissions process for the Fall of 2023!

De Queen All American Cheerleaders Fundraiser

The De Queen All American cheerleaders will be hosting a taco fundraiser this Friday, August 26, outside the front of Leopard Stadium.  All proceeds will go toward their trip in November to cheer in Disney's All American parade at Orlando, Florida. They will be outside the stadium, so the public may purchase food from the parking lot even if they are not attending the game.  Pictured left to right: Katelyn Ponce, Ale Rodríguez, Wendy Victoriano, Laura Figueroa, Alle Williamson, Zoé Helms


Sevier County Economic Development Coordinator Tiffany Maurer and Ashley Bradshaw with the Community Navigator Program told #1 Country listeners that there are many ways their program can assist small businesses in Sevier County.  In addition to helping locate and apply for low or no interest funding to start a business, the group also provides assistance with operation and training as well as a free marketing analysis by Jennifer Higgins, Regional Sales Manager for Bunyard Broadcasting.

For more information, visit their website at or call (870) 584-1137.