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HORATIO BAND AND CHOIR CONCERT

 

Horatio Jr. High and High School Band and Choir Concert
Photo's by-Passion Photography by Cathy Eastman

 


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ARBOR DAY

District and presented an educational program about the benefits of trees in our community and Arbor Day to the 4th grade class of Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Ferguson.  Each student was given a short leaf pine tree to plant at home in honor of Arbor Day.  The guest speakers were Mary Holland, Lucas Head, Jay Jacob, and Justin Mallett.

 

Courtney Ray & Jon Bunyard

FINAL EGG HAS BEEN FOUND!!

 

The 4th and final egg in the #1 Country's Golden Easter Egg Hunt has been found. Courtney Ray found the egg hidden under the Welcome Sign at the Pond Creek Wildlife Refuge Entrance. She cashed in the egg for a $250 prize. Congratulations Courtney!

 

 


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RELAY FOR LIFE SURVIVORS DINNER

 

The Relay For Life Survivors dinner will be held Friday, April 18th at 6 pm at in the Church of Christ Multipurpose room. They will be serving fresh caught Cat Fish with all the fixings.


 

 

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"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."
     

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Sevier County

115 North 3rd ~  De Queen

 

 

The Sevier County Courthouse located at 115 North 3rd in De Queen, houses the County Judge, Circuit Clerk, County Clerk, Treasurer, Assessor, Tax Collector, District Court Clerk, Office of Emergency Management Director, Emergency 9-1-1 Coordinator, and Veterans Service Officer.  It is also the location of the courtroom for District and Circuit Courts.  The Sevier County Jail at 137 West Robinson Rd, De Queen houses the Sheriff’s department.  The Solid Waste Department consists of a landfill and transfer station at 796 Piney Road, outside of De Queen; as well as several satellite stations that accept household waste.  Some locations have bins for recyclable items, such as paper, plastic, aluminum, and e-waste.

 

Tires Plus
1369 W. Collin Raye Drive in De Queen

 Tires Plus in De Queen specializes in auto repair, auto maintenance, and tire sales.  They are located at 1369 W. Collin Raye Drive in De Queen, hours of operation are Monday- Friday 8:00 am-5:30 pm, Saturday 8:00 am -12:00 noon.  Tires Plus has been providing auto services to our area for over 30 years and prides themselves on offering the best most honest service to their customers. Marty Hooker and his crew at Tires Plus offers services such as: tire sales, tire maintenance, brakes, suspension, oil changes and lube.  Tire Plus is offering a $70 rebate on a set of Michelin Tires now through May 10th.  To make an appointment or find out about Tires Plus go by a visit with them or give them a call at 870-642-8473(TIRE) or LIKE them on FACEBOOK or check out their website at tiresplusdequeen.com

 

 

DE QUEEN YEARBOOKS

 

 

De Queen Middle and Junior High Schools' yearbooks have arrived. Yearbooks may be purchased by contacting the schools at 870-642-2428 or 870-642-3077. (see attached photo_

 

Spring pictures for middle school and junior high students will be taken Friday, April 25. Flyers with ordering information will be sent home next week. Students must pay for pictures at the time they are taken.  

 

DE QUEEN KINDERGARTEN

 

 

Kindergarten students from De Queen Primary school are shown exercising at the elementary gym.  Kindergartners have P.E. twice a week.  The photos show the students working on balance and strengthening exercises.  Students like to volunteer to lead exercise routines.  This is one way students are learning how to be positive leaders for their classmates.

 

 

FORMER DE QUEEN COACH

 

 

Former basketball coach Dwight Pinkerton is shown with fifth graders at De Queen Elementary School.  Coach Pinkerton taught students how to properly shoot the basketball.  He has been retired for many years from coaching.  Coach Pinkerton had a successful girls’ basketball program for many years when the Lady Leopards were called Leopardetts.

 

DE QUEEN FBLA

De Queen High School had 16 students compete at the State FBLA conference Monday and Tuesday at Little Rock. Students competed in a variety of test and performance events.  Ashley Davis won first place in Electronic Career Portfolio. This qualifies Ashley to compete at the National conference in Nashville, TN in June.

 

HORATIO HIGH ART SHOW

Audrey Smith & LeAnn Carlisle

 

The Horatio High School Art Students will be holding an Art Show on Tuesday, April 22nd at 6 pm in the practice gym a the High School. There will be around 50 pieces of art on display and some of the pieces will be for sale.

 

4C COWBOY CHURCH

 

Hope Rhodes, Destini Saunders, Ty Rhodes, Kristel Bailey & Tammi Saunders

 

4C Cowboy Church Youth Group will be selling smoked burgers with the fixings, chips and a cookie for $5.00 on Sunday, April 6th from Noon until 2 pm. All proceeds will help fund the youth groups monthly activities. The church is located west of De Queen just past the airport.

 

EGG #3 FOUND!!

 

 

The 3rd egg in #1 Country's Golden Easter Egg Hunt has been found! Kaci Helms of Gillham found the egg hidden at the De Queen Sports Plex. She wins the $250 prize. Kaci picked up her play sheet at Papa Pablonos.

 

 

S.T.E.L.L.A.R. STUDENTS

 

Oscar Hamilton Elementary S.T.E.L.L.A.R. Students for the month of March are:

Front row: Jaleney Mendoza, Ashton Miller, Chesley Cowan, Maggie McDonald

Middle row: Natalie McPherson, Amy Jones, Micah Gibson, Rylond Scott, Kadance Fulfer

Back row: Kyla Prinsen, Tarek McEwen, McKayla Hardwrick, Daylon Haley and Gracie Mills

 

4-H SHOOTING CLUB

The Sevier County 4-h Shooting Sports Club held a Gun Giveaway Raffle and the winner was Doug Stinnett. The group is raising funds to attend Nationals in the Beebe Gun Competition in Rogers, AR.

  

GOLDEN EGG # 1 FOUND!!!

Dylan George, age 4, of Broken Bow found the 1st Egg in Number One Country's 21st Annual Golden Easter Egg Hunt. Dylan found the egg while he was playing in the Broken Bow City Park. Congratulations Dylan!!

  

COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK

 

Shelly Flannery

 

April is Let's G.O. (get outside) Month at Cossatot River State Park. There are several activities planned for the month including a Feed the Critters workshop on Sunday, April 6th from 2-3 pm. For more information on all activities contact the park at 870-385-2201.

  DIERKS TEST BUSTERS

The scientists (Kaden Helms and Yvette Keeney) attempt their experiment without the stolen ingredient

On Wednesday, March 19, GT students from JoAnn Walters Elementary in Dierks performed 4 skits for the student body. These skits were designed to give students helpful hints to remember when taking the upcoming standardized tests. The four skits were titled: Revenge of the Stress Monsters; Dorothy meets the Wicked Witch of the Test; Penelope takes on the Test; and The Stolen Experiment.

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FEBRUARY GOOD CITIZEN

 

 

De Queen School announces the February Good Citizsns.

 

 

Back Row L-R:   Jayden Keels & Alexis Gallardo

Front Row L-R: Maria Munoz & Abby Harmon

 

DIERKS STUDENTS COMPETE IN QUIZ BOWL

Susan Adams - Genoa quiz bowl coordinator.  L to R: Kaden Helms, Macy Eckert, Halle Mounts, Maddie Van Bibber, Yvette Keeney, Trisston Icenhower, Emily Gordon, and Kai Oglesby.

On March, 17, the 5th/6th grade quiz bowl team from Dierks traveled to Genoa for their Invitational Quiz Bowl. After preliminary competition, the Dierks team was seeded 4th for afternoon tournament play. The Dierks team advanced all the way to the finals, where they suffered a narrow defeat by Prescott - missing the championship by 1 question.

Fourteen teams competed at Genoa. There were teams from: Ashdown, Caddo Hills, Murfreesboro, Nevada County, College Hill in Texarkana, Center Point, Genoa, Prescott, Springhill, and Delight.

 

FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL

 

 

Member of the De Queen Fire Dept, Cossatot Fire Dept, and Provo Fire Dept attend the memorial in Little Rock on Saturday March 22, 2014. The Memorial honors 104 fallen firefighter and Arkansas forestry Commission dating back to 1889.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION


Zebbie Minton

UA Cossatot's Continuing Ed Program is offering several interesting short classes including a floral design workshop, exploring colored pencils & un-even nine patch quilting. They also offer truck driver training & intro to excel. For more information or to sign up, contact Zebbie at (870) 584-4471.

 

MISS DHS PAGEANT WINNERS


2nd runner up and Miss Congeniality, Katherine Clay
1st runner up and People's Choice award, Marjle McLelland
Miss DHS and best in talent, Danielle Duggan

 

CHARLIE DANIELS TO PERFORM AT CRB 2014

Collin Raye Benefit Concert Committee will host the Charlie Daniels and the CDB for their 16th annual benefit concert on Saturday, June 7th at De Queen’s CCCUA Amphitheater.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 2nd from 5 until 7 pm at KDQN studios, 921 West Collin Raye Drive in De Queen.  Reserved tickets are $25 in advance and General Admission are $10.00.  Day of the Show, tickets will be $30 for Reserved and $15 for General Admission.

 

For more information call 870-642-2446.

 

DE QUEEN SENIOR RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP


Megan Renee Shelly a senior at De Queen High School has been awarded the Academic Opportunity Scholarship in the amount of $6,000. Megan is the Daughter of Tim & Bonnie King of De Queen, AR, and Kenneth & Stacey Shelly of Texarkana, TX. She has played Golf for the Lady Leopards for the last three years, and has been a De Queen Cheerleader since the 8th Grade. She has also been involved in E.A.S.T, Spanish Club, and loves to Sing. Megan plans to pursue a degree in Education with an emphasis in Art.

 

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Chelsea Jones
&
Daniel Diaz

Chelsea Brianne Jones and Daniel Paul Diaz, along with their families, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

Chelsea is a 2010 graduate of De Queen high School and a 2013 honors graduate of Henderson State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of arts majoring in mass Media, and a minor in Spanish.  She is the daughter of Donna Jones and Max and Stefani Jones, all of De Queen.  She is the granddaughter of Jo Ann and Jerry Jarrell of De Queen and Carol Ann and the late Sherman Jones of Dierks.

Daniel is a 2009 graduate of De Queen high School, a 2011 graduate of the LPN Class at CCCUA-De Queen and a support manager at Wal Mart in Arkadelphia   He is the son of Carolyn Jones and the grandson of Orene Jones of De Queen.

The wedding will be April 18, 2014 at the Hendrix Ranch in the Tom T. Wilmeth Chapel at 6:00 p.m. with reception to follow at the De Queen Country Club.

 

 

Dani Hartsfield

&

Kenny Purtell

 

Trent and Laura Cox of Murfreesboro would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Dani Hartsfield to Kenny Purtell of Ashdown.

 The bride to be is a 2011 graduate of Murfreesboro High School and is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice @ CCCUA. Dani is currently employed at the Buckle in Texarkana.

 Kenny is a 2009 graduate of Lockesburg High School. Kenny is the son of Kelly Purtell and Kim Atchley. Kenny is a Deputy for Little River County Sheriff’s Department.

The couple will exchange vows June 14, 2014 in Amity. After a honeymoon cruise to Mexico, the couple will reside in Ashdown.

 

Zackery Don Taylor
&

Kelsie Leann King

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy King  &  Ms. Christine Payne are please to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Kelsie Leann King to Zackery Don Taylor.

 

Kelsie is a 2012 graduate of De Queen High School. She is the granddaughter of  Mr. & Mrs. Paul Spears of De Queen, and Mr. & Mrs. Ben Sullivan of Foreman along with Ms. Nancy Payne of Hot Springs, AR.

 

Zack is a 2009 graduate of De Queen High School. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Steve Taylor of De Queen, AR. Zack will graduate from the University of Central Arkansas in May 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education and a Minor in Health. Zack plans to pursue a career in coaching.

 

The couple will exchange their vows on top of Mt. Nebo in Dardanelle, AR on May 10, 2014 at three O’clock with a reception to follow right after in the Club House at Mt. Nebo State Park.

 

 
Natalie Claire Price

Matthew and Amber Price of Ward, AR are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Claire. Natalie was born at 7:56 a.m. on February 11th, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.  She was welcomed home by her big brother, Tristan.


Maternal grandparents are Olen and Barbara Lacefield of DeQueen, AR and Monte and Dana Stringfellow of Horatio, AR. Paternal grandparents are Lee and Velda Price of Beebe, AR.

 

Molly Caroline Mangum

Clay and Amanda Mangum of Aiken, South Carolina are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Caroline Mangum. Molly was born at 6:36 p.m. on February 19th, 2014 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.  

Maternal grandparents are Doug and Cecilia Miller of De Queen, Arkansas. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Nan Mangum of Brandon, Mississippi.

 

FOREMAN NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

New Inductees include (Left to Right):  Samantha Bell, Jessie Smith, Chelsea Stephens, and Trevor Stevens.  Pictured with the new inductees is Chapter Advisor Mr. Michael Sierra. 

 

 

The Foreman High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted for new members February, 25, 2014, in a candle lighting ceremony.  The current members of the NHS conducted they ceremony and a reception was held afterwards for the members, inductees and their family members.

 

 

Current Members include (Left to Right):  President Shae Rogers, Vice-President Cullyn Corley, Secretary Amanda Chewning, Treasurer Skyler Anderson, Reporter Ashlyn Bell and Chapter Advisor Mr. Michael Sierra.

TYSON DONATES TO SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE

 L-R:Bruce King, Southeastern OK State University and Tyson/Broken Bow Plant  Managers -  Beth Blocker, Employment Mgr. and Cathy Rowe,  Plant HR Mgr.

Tyson Foods/Grannis/Broken Bow Complex was pleased to support the Southeastern Oklahoma State University/McCurtain Co. Campus with a $500 donation.  The Donation is in support of their 2014 Golf Classic program.  Tyson Foods is a proud supporter of local schools and colleges.

 

TYSON DONATES TO UA COSSATOT

Pictured L-R:  Donna Duggan, Tyson Complex HR Manager, Erika Buenrostro, Cossatot College Career Specialist-Soccer Recruiter, Justin White, Cossatot College Director of Student Services, and Bryan Higgins, Tyson Grannis Plant HR Manager.

 

Tyson Foods, Grannis/Broken Bow Complex is pleased to support both the Soccer and Rodeo Programs of the University of Arkansas - Cossatot College in De Queen.

Tyson’s $500 donation for the college Soccer department will help enable the start-up program from the ground up. Tyson is excited to help the Cossatot College student athletes in both the Soccer and Rodeo Programs.

 

 

MISS FOREMAN PAGEANT


Lauren Kourtney Lovewell, Cassidy Rae Turner, Ashley BreAnn Berton & Emileigh Elizabeth Purtell

 

The Miss Foreman Pageant was held Saturday, Feb 15, 2014, in the Foreman High School Auditorium.  The Pageant is a fundraiser for the Gator Yearbook

 

The MC’s were Jessie Smith and Miss FHS 2013 Jacci Hawkins

 

Entertainment was provided by Kenna McClure.  She sang “The Show” by Lenka and “Premadonna” by Marina and the Diamonds.

 

More Winners

 

AHS PAGEANT

Pictured are the Top Four Beauties (from l to r) Lakia Dean, Faren Newberry, Callie Redfearn, and Tiffany Dossett.

 

Four contestants were selected as the 2014 Top Four Beauties in the annual beauty pageant held on Feb. 22 in the Ashdown High School auditorium and sponsored by the AHS journalism yearbook department as a fundraiser.  The pageant also awarded the Miss Photogenic Award to Jazmine Potts, and Alexandria Nelson  was selected by her peers as Miss Congeniality.  

 

 

FAMILY NIGHT @ MARGARET DANIEL


Rachelle and Henry Welch

Family Night Library at Margaret Daniel Primary School is a rewarding opportunity for both students and parents. Offered at the school on Monday nights from 4:30-6:30 for about 20 years now, the program attendance has grown from 10-15 families during the first years to at least 30 or more each Monday evening this school year. That count means 30 or more family groups -- students, parents, grandparents, any other interested party who desires to have their child read to them and show off their skills.     more photos

JANUARY GOOD CITIZENS

De Queen Jr. High School January Good Citizens

 

 

 

 

Front Row (L-R):   Tori Roberson & Adrian Hernandez

Back Row (L-R):   Jarad Miller & Lissette Hernandez

 

SHOOTERS QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS


Amber Morris, Kayla Martin, Payton Hibbs, Tyler Johnson, Austin Johnson, Carter Faulkenberry, Kade Martin

Seven members of the Sevier county 4-H Shooting Sports team qualified for National competition this summer.  To help with expenses, they are selling chances on winner's choice of six guns. Purchase tickets at Tires Plus, Baker's Bargain House or De Queen Animal Clinic.  For more information about joining the shooting sports group contact the Extension office at 584-3013. 

 

STELLAR STUDENTS


Oscar Hamilton Elementary S.T.E.L.L.A.R. Students for the month of February are: Back Row-Skyler Wesley, Sandra Goeldi, Jaysee Magby, Gregory Crussell, Kolton Green, Caleb Klitz, Kase Davis and Rhiannon Poole

Front row-Lannden Shurtleff, Abby Jamison, Jackson Daniel, Ashten Cody, Zoee Keeney, Simya Fair, and James Johnson

 

LOCKESBURG ELEMENTARY CAREER MONTH

 

 

Lockesburg Elementary School students are learning about careers this month during counseling class. These first grade students are excited about what they plan to be when they grow up.

 

ASHDOWN FBLA

Pictured are the state qualifiers:  (front, l to r)  Cole Grimes and Allison Brewer -- 4th in Desktop Publishing; Cierra Staton -- 5th in Emerging Business Issues; (back row) Peyton Reed and Casey Thompson -- 3rd in Entrepreneurship (along with Notoreauna Nelson who is not pictured); Gregory Shumake -- 6th in Accounting; and Brennan Huddleston -- 5th in Business Law. 

 

Fifteen Ashdown High School students competed in the District FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Competition on Jan. 29 at the Hot Springs Convention  Center, and eight qualified to advance to the state competition on April 7-8 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The group was accompanied to Hot Springs by teachers Shauna Tipton and Will Harris.

 

HORATIO FFA

These Horatio FFA members stopped by the KDQN Studio on Wednesday to share a little of what there chapter has been up to so far this year. They also mentioned the special activities they have planned this week for National FFA Week. 

DE QUEEN FFA

De Queen FFA members visited with The Morning Brew on Thursday to talk about their activities during National FFA Week. They also talked about the upcoming events that their chapter will be participating in.

MATH & SCIENCE NIGHT

Lockesburg Elementary Family Math and Science Night was a huge success. Many students and their parents came and made catapults. They learned math and science while having a great time.

 

DJHS STUDENTS TO BROOKEWOOD NURSING HOME

 

Forty-four  De Queen Junior High Science Club and Student Council members went to Brookewood Nursing Home on Tuesday, February 11th.   The students are holding Valentine cards made by the art classes of Mrs. Vallee and Mrs. Caudle.  Students visited with the residents of Brookewood and presented the cards. It was a special day for all involved.  The sponsor of Science Club is Carol Hall, and the sponsors of Student Council are Terry Brackett and Stephanie Neal

"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."
HAM RADIO

Bill Lee & Dale Janes

The Ham Radio Group held a drawing for a NOAH Weather Radio. The winner was Amber Turney of De Queen. The group has a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month at Papa Pablanos at 9:00 a.m.

 

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED

Sherry McGowen & Melinda Cree

 

 

The Sevier County DHS and CASA are seeking people who would be interested in being foster parents. There are currently 47 children in Sevier County who are currently in foster care and their are a shortage of homes for them. For more information on how to become a foster parent call 642-2623.

 

"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
NATURAL AREA

Davy Ashcraft- Cossatot River State Park Officer

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.

 

Beary Big News!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a new addition to the Sevier County Museum.  Elmer Hamel donated a two-year-old male black bear to the museum to be displayed in the children’s “hands-on” area.  The bear was killed with a bow in the northwest corner of Sevier County. The Sevier County Museum is open to the public Tuesday thru Saturday Noon until 5 pm.  Admission to the museum is Free.  

 

"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

 

Weather Forecast | Weather Maps | Weather Radar | Hurricane Center

 

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

Location   updated 9:00 am 04/05/12

Normal Pool 7 am Level 24 Hr Change Discharge
CFS
Broken Bow Dam 599.5 606.04 -0.66 3250
De Queen Lake 437.0 438.03 -1.06 1515
Gillham Lake 502.0 503.20 -0.54 989
Dierks Lake 526.0 527.10 -0.12 597
Millwood Lake 259.2 259.71 0.24 145000
Lake Wright Patman 220.6 231.64 -0.14 9618
Lake Bistineau 141.0

142.24

0.15  
Lake Fork Dam 403.00 401.13 0.09  
Toledo Bend 172.00

170.64

-0.09 14574

 For current Gage Stations and Tributary levels click here:    NOAA    

 

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