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PHOTO ALBUM

 

SHOP WITH A COP

12/15/14

kcs holiday train

12/12/14


Photos courtesy of De Queen Bee Staff
 

Patti Chaney

Retirement Reception

12/12/14

 



Patti Chaney started working at the courthouse for (then) Sevier County Clerk Sandra Dunn in 1982.
 

 

 

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

BY ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB

12/10/14

Charlie Brown (played by Kyle Kidd) feels that something is missing from this Christmas season, but he can't quite put his finger on it.

When Charlie Brown (played by Kyle Kidd) is having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit, he seeks some answers from "Doctor" Lucy (played by Scarlett Hathcock), but then has a hard time coming up with the nickel required for his psychiatric advice.

Everyone is sending Christmas cards . . . except to Charlie Brown (played by Kyle Kidd

Even Charlie Brown's younger sister Sally (played by Kaylee Thoms) has an "attitude" about Christmas.  She asks her brother (played by Kyle Kidd) to write her letter to Santa for her and specifies that she wants her gifts in "tens and twenties!"

After Charlie Brown desperately cries out, "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?", Linus (played by Logan Trafford) replies, "Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about."  He steps to center stage as he recites Luke 2:8-14 from the King James Bible, telling of the angels sharing the joy of Jesus’ birth with shepherds in the field.

 

In hopes of finding a Christmas tree to use as a unifying force for tradition, Charlie Brown (played by Kyle Kidd) sets out with best friend Linus (played by Logan Trafford) to pick a perfect one.  But he finds only one "natural tree" and picks the humble, limbless tree because, as he tells Linus, "It needs me."

 

When Charlie Brown is asked to direct the annual Christmas Nativity play, he is frustrated to see that all the gang wants to do is dance and voice their opinions about "modernizing" Christmas. 

 

With a little help from his friends, Charlie Brown gets his heart in the right place, his tree gets decorated, and the whole gang sings Christmas carols with the audience. 

 

Schroeder (played by Calvin McCormack) concentrates on playing his beloved Beethoven instead of Christmas music, as adoring Lucy (played by Scarlett Hathcock) looks on.

The Peanuts Gang sings Christmas carols with the audience.  They are (l to r) Violet (Arnetta Smith), Sally (Kaylee Thoms), Frieda (Emiley Jones), Patty (Oleysa Grazhdankina), Charlie Brown (Kyle Kidd), Snoopy (Isaac Thomas), Pig Pen ( Shanyia Jackson), Lucy (Scarlett Hathcock), Linus (Logan Trafford), Schroeder (Calvin McCormack), and Shermy (Dakotah Wilson). 

"We wish you a merry Christmas" sings the cast of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

 

 

 

 

LFH PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENTS

12/09/14

Fifth graders at recess on the L. F. Henderson Intermediate School playground.  Several four square games are going; two teams rival on the basketball court; football players hone their skills in The Cub Zone; all of the swings are full; and it's a perfect day for climbing on the dome and Pipes of Steel.

Defenders run down the field to protect their receiver after fifth grader Braylon Milsak launches a deep pass into The Cub Zone at L. F. Henderson Intermediate School.  The new playing field, with its proud metal sign, yard markers and goal posts, is a gift to them from such donors as the Ashdown Lion's Club, Otis Machine Shop, Harrington Construction, and many other generous souls.

 

Boy Scouts and leaders of Troop 8 - Sugar Hill United Methodist Church dedicated a hot day in July to help their fellow troop member, Robert Hoover, as he began work on his Eagle Scout project.  The boys and their leaders spent the day refinishing and painting basketball goals, lining and painting four square courts, and other general improvements to the playground at L. F. Henderson Intermediate School in Ashdown.  The fourth and fifth graders of the school are enjoying their improved play area today.  Pictured are (back - l to r) Daniel Parnell, Bob Mackey, Colten Matthews, Dave Crain, Caleb Peavy, Greg Perry, Zack Baker, Max Campbell, Beau Campbell, Glenn Crowder, (front - l to r) Ford McLemore, Zach Norton, Robert Hoover, Austin Crain, and Taylor Mackey.

 

Robert Hoover of  Boy Scout Troop 8 - Sugar Hill United Methodist Church paints by hand all of the old playground equipment on the LFH playground.  The several days of labor, which also included other improvements on the grounds such as marking off and painting four square courts and leveling pea gravel under the swings and climbing equipment, was part of Robert's project to earn his Eagle Scout designation.

 

LFH Principal Keith Fricks (far left) assists Lion's Club members Kirk Babb (center) and Mark Collier as they secure a yard marker under the brand new "The Cub Zone" sign provided by the Ashdown Lion's Club.   Inspired by an idea from Kirk Babb, detailed metal work on both sides of the sign was created by Kevin Gierke, and framing and painting was contributed by Mark Collier. Real goalposts were the gift of Otis Machine Shop and Larry Phillips Construction, and, thanks to the labor of Phillips and the late Tommy Patterson, Guy Sivley, Freddy Harrington and others, the once unused area of the playground is now a packed battlefield of future Panthers.

De Queen Christmas Parade

12/06/14

Religious Category -1st Place

Geneva Missionary Baptist Church

Religious Category - 2nd Place

Saint Barbara's Catholic Church

Religious Category -3rd Place

Cross Point Cowboy Church of Nashville

Non-Religious Category - 1st Place

Goin' Showin' 4- H Club

Non-Religious Category - 2nd Place

Provo Fire Department

Non-Religious Category - 3rd Place

De Queen Rotary Club

Commercial Category - 1st Place

Smiles of Arkansas

Commercial Category - 2nd Place

Southwest Arkansas Equipment

Commercial Category - 3rd Place

De Queen Dance Academy

Marching Group


Saint Barbara's Catholic Church Dancers

Antique Cars


Wayne Smith - 1953 Bel Aire

Christmas Tree Village - People's Choice and Commercial


Amedisys Home Health

Christmas Tree Village - Organization


Sevier County Cattlewomen's Association

OSCAR HAMILTON ELEMENTARY
FALL fESTIVAL
11/08/14

Thank you to all that helped. Without our PTO members, parents, teachers and sponsors, none of this would be possible.

 

 

 

HOO-RAH DAYS ROYALTY

 

Courtesy of Jackie Gonzales

JOSIE VAUGHT WAS AWARDED MOST PHOTOGENIC, OUTFIT OF CHOICE AND QUEEN OF THE 13-15 AGE DIVISION.   

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT:   JALYN PICKETT WAS AWARDED QUEEN, JAYCEE VANHOOSE WAS AWARDED MOST PHOTOGENIC AND OUTFIT OF CHOICE WINNER IN THE 6-7 AGE DIVISION.

 

MADISON OLVEY WAS AWARDED MOST PHOTOGENIC, OUTFIT OF CHOICE AND QUEEN IN THE 10-12 AGE DIVISION

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: RAYLEE VANVOAST WAS AWARDED MOST PHOTOGENIC AND OUTFIT OF CHOICE, DOVIE CONNOR 1ST RUNNER-UP, AND DEMI LEONARD WAS CROWNED QUEEN IN THE 8-9 AGE DIVISION.

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: ABBI WESTER WAS AWARDED QUEEN AND OUTFIT OF CHOICE,  ISABELLA BAKER WAS AWARDED MOST PHOTOGENIC IN THE 4-5 AGE DIVISION.  

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: ELENA RODGERS WAS AWARDED THE 2-3 AGE DIVISION 2ND RUNNER-UP, AVIANNA VASQUEZ WAS AWARDED OUTFIT OF CHOICE, CASELYN VANVOAST WAS AWARDED QUEEN AND MOST PHOTOGENIC & JASMINE WRIGHT WAS AWARDED 1ST RUNNER-UP.

 PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: KHLOE WISHARD WAS AWARDED MOST PHOTOGENIC, AND OUTFIT OF CHOICE AWARD IN THE 12-23 MONTHS AGE DIVISION. HARMONY LACEFIELD WAS CROWNED QUEEN IN THE 12-23 MONTHS AGE DIVISION AND WAS ALSO AWARDED THE SWEETHEART AWARD.   

iSABELLA BAKER WAS CROWNED 2014 MISS HOO RAH DAYS 4-9 GRAND SUPREME QUEEN

 

JAYCEE VANHOOSE WAS CROWNED 2014 MISS HOO RAH DAYS 6-UP MINI SUPREME QUEEN

5824   SHYANN VAUGHT WAS AWARDED THE 2014 MISS HOO RAH DAYS 10-UP GRAND SUPREME QUEEN AND WAS ALSO AWARDED MOST PHOTOGENIC AND OUTFIT OF CHOICE IN THE 16-21 AGE DIVISION. KHLOE WISHARD (BEING HELD BY SHYANN) WAS CROWNED 2014 MISS HOO RAH DAYS 0-5 MINI SUPREME QUEEN.

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: BRAYLEE COULTER WAS AWARDED THE 0-11 MONTH MOST PHOTOGENIC AWARD, AND 1ST RUNNER-UP.   BRISTOL LEE WAS CROWNED QUEEN IN THE 0-11 MONTH AGE DIVISION AND WAS ALSO AWARDED OUTFIT OF CHOICE WINNER

AVIANA VELASQUEZ WAS CROWNED 2014 MISS HOO RAH DAYS 0-3 GRAND SUPREME QUEEN

RAYLEE 2    RAYLEE VANVOAST WAS CROWNED THE 2014 MISS HOO RAH DAYS ULTIMATE GRAND SUPREME QUEEN! THIS IS AWARDED TO THE HIGHEST SCORING CONTESTANT OUT OF ALL THE AGE DIVISIONS. RAYLEE IS THE 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OF RICHARD AND CHARISSA VANVOAST OF DE QUEEN.

 

De Queen High School Band


2014-2015 Senior Band members
CD FRANKS ELEMENTARY FALL FESTIVAL
Photos and captions courtesy of Carolyn Henderson

Second grader Kaydence Lunsford takes a good guess at the number of items in each jar during the annual C. D. Franks Elementary Fall Festival on Oct. 27.

Good day for fishing!  Third grader Jilliann Chandler hooked a pretty nice treat -- a "Candy Fish"!

 

Kindergartener Graycin Blankenship takes a good stance as she drives the ball at the Putt-putt Golf course during CDF's Fall Festival.

 

Billye Grace Young holds very still as she gets some nice Halloween face art by a volunteer face-painter at the CDF Fall Festival.

 

 Madi Huddleston, didn't your mother ever tell you not to pick your nose!?!  Well, it's all in good Fall Festival fun, plus this nose delivered candy!

 

"It was the biggest one!" declared third grader Aubri Gathright as she showed off the goldfish she won at the C. D. Franks Fall Festival.  And that's no fish tale!

 

Two-year-old Juliana Lunsford participated in every booth at the CDF Fall Festival, but she definitely like the Duck Pond the best!

 

 

 

 

Foreman School's Veterans Day Program

11/11/14

The De Queen Leopards’ press box crew works all home games.  Friday night’s game against Magnolia was so exciting. Pictured are Lee Hammond, Tammy Whatley, and Ron Huckaby.

 

October 30th Hall Wars

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De Queen JR. High & Middle Schools

Kathy Hernandez is one of the De Queen Leopards’ ball girls.  She along with four others keeps the football dry for every play.  The girls have to be able to throw dry footballs to the referees before every play.  Kathy is a junior at De Queen High School.  On Friday, Oct. 31 the Leopards will host Magnolia for their final home game.  Friday is also senior night for fall sports.  The game starts at 7:00 and presentations will start prior to the game.

Logan Hall speaks to his fellow Leopards at Friday night’s game against Hot Springs Lakeside.  October 31 is senior night for fall sports at Leopard Stadium.

Chief Dennis Pruitt and Firefighter Jay Litchford showing support for breast cancer awareness.

 

COLLEGE DAY

10/23/14

Seniors from De Queen High School attended the UA COSSATOT College Day at the Nashville Campus.  There were over 100 that attended.

Today is “Pink Out” day at De Queen Public Schools.  Pink Out is part of homecoming week.  Pink is also our color for October breast cancer awareness.  Whatley challenged Jay and J.P. to wear pink fingernail polish at the Morning Brew Crew program on KDQN.  Whatley painted Jay and J.P.’s pinky pink and they have to wear it the rest of the month

De Queen Junior High’s Lady Cubs come together at the end of practice on Thursday.  Coach Burgess commended them for a good practice.  Basketball season is only a few weeks away for the Lady Cubs.

 

 

DE QUEEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HALL WARS

10/10/14

De Queen Middle School Office Staff participates in Hall Wars

De Queen Middle School Sixth Grade Teachers Rock Out the 80's for this weeks Hall Wars

 

De Queen Middle School Seventh Grade Teachers Rock Out the 70's for this weeks Hall Wars

 

 

 

ASHDOWN HOMECOMING PEP RALLY

09/2614

 

De Queen High School assistant principal “Tuffy” Murray Neely takes time to show J.J. Sanchez how to play chords on a guitar

Mrs. Terri Brackett is pictured teaching Algebra I to students at De Queen Junior High School.  She questions students to solve the equation.  Mrs. Brackett is in her fourth year at the junior high.  She has most definitely been an asset for students attending De Queen Public Schools.

 

 

DE QUEEN AGRI

The Agri department at De Queen High School is studying how to prevent viruses from attacking canines and other animals.  This animal science class had a hands-on learning experience.  Mr. Morgan Frachiseur brought a litter of Welsh Corgis to class.  The students learned how to mix preventative medicines.  Afterwards, the students learned how to give shots to the puppies.  They discussed the preventitives for corona virus, parvo virus, rabies, and other viruses.

 

Dalton Harp takes his turn on being a veterinarian. 

Kayla Martin watches as Mr. Frachiseur administers a shot to the Welsh Corgi. 

 

DE QUEEN MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND

Sixth grade students at De Queen Middle School are learning how to play musical instruments in band class.  Mr. Jeff Attaway teaches band in grades six through twelve for De Queen Public Schools.

 

Spirit Day at De Queen Junior High.  The Hall Wars.

09/18/14

 

 

 

 

ASHDOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT

GRANDPARENTS DAY

09/10/14

First grader Tegan Gilliam welcomes mom Sandy Ricks and great-grandmother Willie Mae Cook.  Willie Mae's five sons and 12 daughters, along with her over 100 grands and great-grands, all have attended or are attending Ashdown Schools.

Zah'Nye Ramnarine enjoyed lots of visitors on Grandparents Day. Standing are (l to r) Mattie Covington, Vanessa Burris, Roy Burris, and Peter Ramnarine, with little bro Bryce standing next to Zah'Nye.  The grandparents also spent time with granddaughter Lovelie Ramnarine in second grade at C. D. Franks Elementary.

A fun visit for second grader Nolen Chandler with (l to r) grandmoms Kayla Chandler and Karen Chauncy and great-grandmom Nelda Chauncy.

First grader Alycia Latson with grandmother Shenice Latson

Donna Delaney (in back) with her grandchildren (l to r) Carter Cash (4th grade), Abby White (kindergarten), and Trenton White (2nd grade).

 

Second grader Brodie Mitchell loves her grandparents (l to r) David and Tressie Mitchell and Becky Reynolds.

 

Always time for a little tea party between preK student Makayea Martinez and grandmother Sherian Boatright!

Second grader Kamarie McElroy enjoys spending time with grandmother Montoya McMillan and Richard Day.

Seventh grader Arejeon French with grandmother Alice French

Fourth grader Jonathan Denney with grandmom Nina Walker

Spending time together on the preschool playground are Kaydim Alexander and grandmother Tammy Morris.

Kathrine Smith, Margaret Macon, and Sharla Fricks serve juice and donuts to the grandparents who sign in at L. F. Henderson Intermediate School. Many thanks go the Michael G. Wharton-Palmer, D.D.S. of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for Children who provided the treats.

Both grandmother Delores Pena and great-grandmother Diega Garcia attended Grandparents Day at LFH for 4th grader Juan Pena and 5th grader Cris Pena. 

 

Grandmother Shirley Threadgill with grandson eighth grader Warren Smith.

Tammy Robertson visits with third grade granddaughter Karyssa Riley.

Kindergarten teacher Lonni Dollarhide and her students read a book together as grandparents observe.

Seventh grader Xavier Williams (on left) and sixth grader Seth Reed with grandmothers Toni Dossett (on left) and Elaine Reed.

 

 

 

Ashdown Students Accept Rachel's Challenge

09/04/14

At the first FOR Club meeting for Ashdown High School, new members divided into groups to brainstorm ideas for FOR projects.  FYI, the students are not texting on their cellphones; they are searching the Rachel's Challenge website for suggestions.​

A group of FOR Club members at AHS concentrate on possible projects they might put into action and begin their chain reaction of kindness throughout the school and community.

Neil McIntyre, speaker and specialist for Rachel's Challenge organization in Colorado, introduces students at Ashdown High School to Rachel's Challenge and the story of Rachel Joy Scott behind the program.​

McIntyre shares with his audience "a secret" about bullies:  "If someone is acting like a bully, it is usually because (1) they are afraid, (2) they are going through a rough time, and/or (3) nobody has ever reached out to them."​

The Rachel's Challenge assembly during the evening of August 19 was open to public. Greeting and visiting with Neil McIntyre afterwards are (l to r) Suzanne and Cole Platt, McIntyre, Alexis Houck, and Cody and Beckie Flowers.

Neil McIntyre, in addition to motivational speaker, is a professional beatboxer with his own website mrkneel.com, which he describes as "Hip-Hop for Families."  He is pictured giving Cole Platt and Cody Flowers a few pointers about how to produce some really cool beats.

Student signatures on this banner at AHS indicate "I accept Rachel's Challenge."  At the end of day one, it held this many signatures; a week later it is crammed! That's a chain reaction!​

 

 

 

Jacey Dupree, a sixth grade student at Ashdown Junior High School, created the winning design for the 2014 Komen Texarkana Kids for the Cure t-shirt contest

09/03/14

Pictured are (l to r) Amber Lawrence, Executive Director of Komen Texarkana; Lindsey Duffey, Race co-chair; Jacey Dupree, 2014 Kids for the Cure t-shirt design winner; Laura LaCroix, Race co-chair; and Debra Moore, Affiliate President.

Fellow sixth graders at Ashdown Junior High School enjoyed pink-iced cookies to celebrate their classmate Jacey Dupree's honor of being the winner of the 2014 Komen Texarkana Kids for the Cure t-shirt design winner.  Cancer survivor Becky Gunter is glad to help pass out the treats

Attending the surprise announcement party for Jacey Dupree, winner of the 2014 Komen Texarkana Kids for the Cure t-shirt design contest, are (l to r - back row) Christy Walls, Kids for the Cure committee member; Amber Lawrence, Executive Director Komen Texarkana; Lindsey Duffey, Race co-chair; (front row) Laura LaCroix, Race co-chair; June Avance, breast cancer survivor; Becky Gunter, breast cancer survivor; Jacey; Anita Ryan, breast cancer survivor; and Ashley Loftin, Kids for the Cure committee member.

 

Pictured with Jacey Dupree are Kids for the Cure committee members Ashley Loftin (left) and Christy Walls, who made the presentation to Jacey for her special honor.  Jacey's t-shirt design will now be featured on over 800 t-shirts during the 2014 Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure on Oct. 18 at the Four States Fairground.

 

Vincent Jones, AJHS sixth grader, models the eye decals provided for the students by the Kids for the Cure representatives.  Susan G. Komen Foundation and new balance sports equipment and shoe company teamed up to create the pink decals with the theme "Keep Your Eye on the Cure."

Sevier County Fair Pageant Winners

Contestant Sarah Tollett, Most Beautiful, Best Fashion, Best Personality, Best Smile Bristol Lee, 2014 Little Ms. Tiny Baby Hadleigh Jones

2014 Little Mr. Tiny Baby, Conner Wolcott

Little Miss Baby 2014, Khloe Wishard 

2014 Little Ms. Western Jaycee Platt

Most Beautiful, Best Fashion Caselyn VanVoast, Best Smile Avaianna Vazquez, Sunni Mason, Jaycee Platt, Best Personality and 2014 Little Ms. Petite Mika Baker

 

Best Fashion, Best Smile, 2014 Little Miss Sevier County Myleigh Marshall, Most Beautiful, Best Personality Isabella Baker

Best Smile Paige Eason, Most Beautiful, Raylee VanVoast, Jaycee Vanhoose, Best Dress, Best Personality, 2014 Young Jr Miss Jalyn Pickett

 

Jr. Talent Winner, Kate Baker, Vocal Solo Winner Danielle Duggan. Danielle will represent Sevier County at the District and State Fair Pageants.

2014 Jr. Miss Kenzie Nelson

 

2014 Sevier County Princess, Kaylee Morgan. Kaylee will represent Sevier County at the District and State Fair Pageants

 

2014 Sevier County Queen, Marjle McLelland. Marjle will represent Sevier County at the District and State Fair Pageants. 

SEVIER COUNTY RODEO ROYALTY

Miss Stickaroo, Jaycee Platt

Mr. Stickaroo, Pace Frachiseur

 Hadley Dixon

Heather Bradshaw

Bailey Denton

Students from De Queen Public Schools are in choir under the direction of Mrs. Stefani Jones.  She is teaching rhythm method to her third period class.  This is Mrs. Jones second year at the high school.  Previously, Mrs. Jones taught at De Queen Elementary.  Mrs. Jones and the high school choir will perform musicals in the high school auditorium and other places in the community this year.

Protecting our students is our first priority

ASHDOWN OPEN HOUSE

AJHS Cheerleader Von Joy Thomas helps  students and parents find classrooms at the Open House on August 14. 

Angie Cooks serves snocones to students and parents at the LFH Open House

 

New second grade teacher Jennifer Richardson meets the Raley family - dad  Joseph with sons Kayne and Nicolai -- as Nicolai registers for her classroom

"Good Thinking" reads the hat worn by  Harlee Harris, who has just registered for first grade with her mom Shaena Jones.

 


Kayci Krause, with mom and dad Kelly and Jason  Krause, check through her school supplies as she sets up in Mrs. Aylett's third grade classroom.

Roy Burton hands out paper work to parents at the AJHS Open House.  Classes began August 18.

Lonni Dollarhide (center) welcomes Kadance Cochran, with mom Tracy, to her kindergarten classroom at the MDP Open House

 

Roger House II fills out forms to enter Trey House into sixth grade at AJHS.

Aren't seniors supposed to be SAD about registering for their last year in high school?  Evidently not, according to (front - l to r) Charity Nelson, Shelby Tipton, Cortnie Greeson,  (back) Nekoe Hogan, Aphen Beard, Mandi Burgess, and Zane Lovell.


Getting chummy with the Panther mascots during the Meet the Teacher Night at Margaret Daniel Primary School are (l to r) Blake Mays, Cheyanne Mays, Lilly Mays, and Nicholas Chesser
 

 

RECEPTION HELD FOR ASHDOWN SUPERINTENDENT

 

JASON SANDERS

 

07/17/14

AJHS Instructional Facilitator Eliza Simmons meets Micah Sanders, son of new Ashdown Superintendent Jason Sanders, at a reception to welcome Sanders and his family

AHS math teacher Debra Garrett introduces herself to new Ashdown Superintendent Jason Sanders.

 

Arkansas State Representative Jimmy Hickey greets Jason Sanders at a reception in Sanders' honor.  Sanders officially began his duties as Ashdown School Superintendent on July 1. 

 

New Ashdown School Superintendent Jason Sanders is welcomed by first grade teacher Brenda Tate

The Matt Richardson family (on left) and the Jason Sanders family meet and visit at the superintendent's reception on July 17.

 

 

 

 

 

COVERT'S COUNTRY BASH

BENEFITTING L.F. HENDERSON

07/03/14

Volunteer artist Elizabeth Fields decorates the face of Heather McBride from Redwater, Texas.  Heather came to the Bash with Nancy Davison, lead singer of The Southern Reign who performed much of the day.

Kaylee Turner serves cake at the Country Bash.  She is happy to help LFH get more equipment for their playground, even though she will now be in the sixth grade.

Descendants of Dr. L. F. Henderson, longtime principal and namesake of L. F. Henderson Intermediate School, enjoyed spending the afternoon and helping out at Covert's Country Bash to raise funds for playground equipment at LFH.  Pictured are Dr. Henderson's daughter Tabitha (on right) and son and daughter-in-law Andre` and Nealie Henderson.

Here he goes again!  That's DeShun Rhodes, dietary manager at Little River Nursing Rehabilitation, doing his part to add to the fun!

Sixth grader Chelbi Gathright was one of those who added her beautiful voice to the pleasure of the crowd!

The Doctor himself and his lovely wife Sharon, along with good friend and band director of The Southern Reign, Danny Davison (far left).

 

The cooks of the day, whipping up some really delicious ribs and chicken, are Phillip Burnham (on left) and Mike Covert, Dr. Covert's son and office manager.

Gabi Lancaster from Redwater hurls a stinger straight to the bull's eye! Splash again!

The House Band entertains the crowd with strong vocalists (from left) Roger, Jr., Mrs. House, and Yolanda. Guitarist Dr. Roger House describes his music as "Pop Gospel." 

Faculty members of LFH served food to help raise donations for their playground. Pictured are Linda and Elizabeth Davis.

LFH Principal Keith Fricks (on left) visits with Dr. Covert during the Bash that will collect almost $3000 for LFH playground equipment.

Local singer Courtney Fyock sings some favorites for her listeners.

Voices for Christ was one of the groups that delighted the crowd on the afternoon of July 3.  Lead singer is James Hamilton, and backing him up are (left to right) Pat Daniels, Shirley Hamilton, and Price Savage.

These local young people call their group God's Purpose, and they truly impressed the audience with their talents and spirit.

Opening the afternoon was a United States Army Color Guard, setting the proper atmosphere for July 4th eve.

L.P. Gas Training Session

06/21/14
Sevier County Senior Citizens Appreciation Day

05/23/14

 

Some photos courtesy of Vona McKinley

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Organizers of the Sevier County Senior Citizens Appreciation Day   recognized Tommie Brown of Horatio for his many years of performing  with the late Bro. J.L. Walker and other musicians at the annual event. 
Pictured are Sevier County Judge Greg Ray and Tommie's son, Darrell  Brown,  who received the award on his father's behalf.

Courtesy of De Queen Bee staff


Longest Married Couple
Hazel & Bobby Helms of Gillham
74 Years

Oldest Man - Bobby Helms of Gillham 90 years old

Oldest Woman - Edna VanVoast of De Queen.  97 Years old.
Will be 98 June 15th.

Argenbright Band

Best Decorated Booth - Brookewood
 

 

Horatio Elementary School

Battle of the Books

at the De Queen-Mena Educational Coop

05/07/14

First Grade Team A. 2nd and 4th place

First Grade Team B

Team A  2nd Grade won 2nd place at the Battle of
the Books  Lexy Elmore, Emma Ray, Trenton Halcombe, and Zoie Cleghorn.

Team B 2nd Grade won 1st place at the Battle of the
Books

Kale Rehm, Kristin Roberts, Cadee Glasgow, Trey Mason

 

5th Grade won 2nd Place in Battle of the Books

 Sydney McMahan and Haylee Leeper

 

 

SEVIER COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE SURVIVOR DINNER

04/18/14

 
 

 

 

 

AREA PROFESSIONALS VISIT WITH

ASHDOWN STUDENTS

04/17/14

CCCUA Culinary Arts students Joseph Finigan and Burgundi Tolison prepare their demonstration of chocolate mousse brownies, while barber Antoine Potts gives the sixth graders a little historical background of the well-known barber pole.  The trio informed the students about future careers and getting prepared by making right choices.

 

Sheriff Gary Gregory and School Security Patrol Officer Stephanie Boyer talk to sixth graders as AJHS about law enforcement careers.

 

Well Fargo Store Manager and Assistant Vice President Geanenita Kelly tells students at AJHS about careers in banking and financial services.

Career Day at LFH -- Pictured are (front row - l to r) LFH Counselor Quincey Rayfield, Learning for Life Director Linda Willis, LPN Stephanie Blake, Pharmacist Angela Adkison, Stylist Devona Powell, (back) Attorney Thad Bishop, Family Nurse Practitioner Toni Womble, Chef James Powell, and IT Tech Michael Turner.

 

As Cindy Metzger, Director of Nursing at Little River Memorial Hospital, talks to students about careers in the medical field, SRT Safety and Recruiting Director Eric Nelson waits for her to demonstrate blood pressure reading.  Both volunteers shared information to AJHS students about career choices, while Nelson also talked to them about the dangers of texting and driving.

DE QUEEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

04/17/14

De Queen Middle School ended their Benchmark testing with a celebration. On Friday afternoon, students were dismissed from classes at 1:30 for a treat of hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks. They were allowed free time until the end of the day. Students were rewarded for their attendance and hard work during the test. The DMS faculty would like to thank the parent volunteers who helped serve the students.

Little River Political Rally

04/10/14

 

 

 

 

 

Dierks Test Busters

03/21/14

Stress Monsters (Kohl Kersey and Jason Eudy) attempt to scare test takers (Jenna Bray and Kamry Kelley).

Wicked Witch( Maddie Van Bibber) attacks Dorothy (Macy Eckert).

Good Witch (Halle Mounts) saves Dorothy and Toto

The Tin Man (Trisston Icenhower), the Scarecrow (Kai Oglesby) and the Cowardly Lion (Kaden Helms) offer Dorothy advice.

Referee (Kohl Kersey) gets ready to start the fight.  Penelope (Kamry Kelley) and her trainer (Darci Jones) wait to begin.

The Test (Jason Eudy) tries to take down Penelope (Kamry Kelley)

Police officers (Halle Mounts and Kai Oglesby) bring in the line-up of suspects (Trisston Icenhower, Macy Eckert, Maddie Van Bibber, and Emily Gordon)

 

Dr Wally Liles

Retirement Reception

02/27/14


Shirley and Dr. Wally Liles

69th

DE QUEEN/SEVIER COUNTY CHAMBER OF

Approximately 400 people attended the 69th annual Chamber of  De Queen High

Award Photos by De Queen Bee Staff

ANNUAL
COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP & AWARDS BANQUET

Commerce banquet held Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the
School Cafeteria.



Carl E. Hendrix Family
Business Family of the Year


Ed Revels
Lifetime Achievement award

Ira "Mac" McDaniel
Citizen of the Year

UA Cossatot
Large Business of the Year

Weyerhaeuser
New Construction Award & Best Business Theme Table Decoration

Marty Hooker
Small Business of the Year

Christie Jaquess
Renovation-Beautification award

Janet Dunson
De Queen Teacher of the Year

Labrada Vann
Horatio  Teacher of the Year

Vickie Lacefield
De Queen-Mena Education Co-op Teacher of the Year

Lucie Ochoa
Horatio High School Teacher of the Year

Becky Fawcett
Horatio Teacher of the Year

Bob Ward
De Queen High School Teacher of the Year

The Gift Box Flowers & Gifts
Best Decorated Table

Bancorp South

Bank of Lockesburg

City of De Queen

Diamond Bank

De Queen Medical Center

De Queen Primary School

 

De Queen School

De Queen School

De Queen School

De Queen School

De Queen School

First National Bank

First National Bank

Horatio School

Horatio State Bank

Horatio State Bank

LJ Marine

KDQN AM

KDQN FM

Moyer Equipment

Pearce Family
De Queen Abstract/De Queen Medical Equipment
Southern Girls Flowers & Gifts

Pilgrim's Pride

Revels & Company

Sevier County

Special Guests

Smiles of Arkansas

Tires Plus

UA Cossatot

The Wellness Center

Ed Revels DDS

Weyerhaeuser
Miss Forman Pageant

02/15/14

Pictures by Lifetouch Studio

 
Miss Tiny Foreman Winners

Tiny (Left to Right) Alton, Gauldin, Beason, Rodriquez

 

2014 Miss Tiny Foreman – Torie Suzzane Beason

1st Runner-Up – Navaeh Sue Rodriquez

2nd Runner-Up – Bailey Cheyenne Alton

People’s Choice Winner – Jordan Raine Gauldin

Photogenic Winner – Bailey Cheyenne Alton

 

Miss Petite Foreman Winners

(Left to Right) Keeney, Guthrie, Broomfield

 

2014 Miss Petite – Ashlyn Grace Guthrie

1st Runner-Up – Zoee Anne Keeney

2nd Runner-Up – Kaylie Bryann Broomfield

People’s Choice Winner - Ashlyn Grace Guthrie

Photogenic Winner - Ashlyn Grace Guthrie

 

Miss Young Foreman Winners

Young (Left to Right) McPherson, Hockersmith, Casper, Ridge

 

2014 Miss Young Foreman – Ashalin Danielle Casper

1st Runner-Up – Angela Michele Ridge

2nd Runner-Up – Natalie Nicole McPherson

3rd Runner-up – Miah Rhnae Hockersmith

People’s Choice Winner – Ashalin Danielle Casper

Miss Pre-Teen Foreman Winners

Pre-Teen (Left to Right) Cowan, Beasley

 

2014 Miss Pre-Teen Foreman – Callie Elizabeth Beasley

1st Runner-Up – Kelli Ann Cowan

People’s Choice Winner – Kelli Ann Cowan

Photogenic Winner – Callie Elizabeth Beasley

Miss Foreman Jr. High Winners

Jr. High (Left to Right) Carrell, Proctor, Smith, Scott

 

2014 Miss Foreman Jr. High – Kaitlyn Diane Smith

1st Runner-Up – MacKenzie Nicole Scott

2nd Runner-Up – Chloe Lane Proctor

People’s Choice Winner – Mary Marie Carrell

Photogenic Winner – Mary Marie Carrell

 

Miss Foreman Winners

Miss Foreman (Left to Right) Lovewell, Turner, Berton, Purtell

 

2014 Miss Foreman – Cassidy Rae Turner

1st Runner-Up – Lauren Kourtney Lovewell

2nd Runner-Up – Ashley BreAnn Berton

Miss Congeniality – Lauren Kourtney Lovewell

People’s Choice Winner – Emileigh Elizabeth Purtell

Diamond Bank

Community Coffee

02/12/14

 

 

De Queen FFA Participates in

Fort Worth Stock Show FFA Event

Jan 29-Feb 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steam Night

Margaret Daniel Primary School

02/04/14

At the Marshmallow Construction site, brothers Dylan (on left) and Hudson Rose use creativity, engineering, and concentration to finish their structure.

 

Dalton Green, assisted by volunteer Wendy Huddleston, does his share of weaving in the schoolwide woven wall hanging project. The station incorporated several STEAM strategies, including math by counting in and out, motor skills, and art by design and colors.  The completed wall hanging will become part to the auction held during the annual MDP Foundation Dinner on Feb. 15 at the Barbara Horn Civic Center.

 

Fourth grader Dawson Hearn finished his marshmallow/toothpick masterpiece, while mom Lisa Hearn served as a parent volunteer at the station during STEAM Night.

 

Mining for chocolate chips is serious business to Faith Pearson.  The Cookie Mining station focused on developing eye/hand coordination for the students.

Lily Chauncy created a heart for Valentine's Day at the Bean Art station of Margaret Daniel Primary's STEAM Night.

 

MDP first grade teacher Katrina Williamson guides Damon Patton and Nataleigh Wharton in planting a seed and learning about what is biodegradable.

 

Gabriel Keener and other students learned about the nutritional value of popcorn and water from teacher Brenda Tate at STEAM Night.  Plus it was delicious!

 

"This feels weird!" Kord Dollarhide seems to be thinking as he experiences the "hair-raising" weird science of the Van de Graff static electricity generator.

Legos + Gears = Fun!  Using a special computer program that instructs and animates the Legos constructions is actually very educational, as well as fun.  First grader Walt Jones makes his Legos machine work while mom Stephanie Jones offers encouragement.

 

Retirement Reception for
Julia Moore

Sevier County DHS Administration

01/24/14