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Reader Comments:
"I want to thank you very much for your providing information on Sevier County in the Southwest Arkansas Daily.  My wife and I were born and raised in Horatio and I taught school eight years in De Queen.  So Sevier County was always home even though we haven't lived there since 1972.  Your news is as good as, perhaps better than the De Queen Bee was, and it means so much to be able to keep up with what's going on there."
"I like that you take time to make a special web site."
" Just happened to stumble across the Obituary listing on your web site and wanted to let you know it is really appreciated. Many of us who have long since left De Queen are still interested in our friends we left behind. Since your local paper's web site went south, there was no way to do it. Thank you for picking up the slack on that and all the other news you publish. Wish we could get the Country Breakfast Crew in San Antonio!!!"




Trey Gentry of De Queen signed a Letter of Intent on Monday, May 23rd to play baseball for LSU-Shreveport. 


Gentry was pitcher/infield-outfielder for the De Queen Leopards baseball team for the past four years.

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De Queen won State Champion this past weekend in Fayetteville defeating St josephs 1-0.They played Friday with 28 minutes left in the game,the game got cancelled due to weather score was 0-0. Game resumed Saturday and with 2 min left in game De Queen scored.Wining State Championship for a 3rd time in a row. Jerry Jr Lopez (Goalie) was named MVP and is also going to play in the ALL Star game in June in Fayetteville.



De Queen's Leopard Stadium was the site for the Area 11 Special Olympics on Thursday, May 18th. 

Nine area schools participated.


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KDQN FM 92.1

KDQN AM 1390

Retirees left to right:  Toni Cobb, Judy Dowdy, Joe Crews, Linda Burns, Thomas Cox, Gloria Potts, and Denise Nash.  Other retirees not in attendance were Barbara Montgomery and Jerry Wheat.


A reception to honor nine retirees from the Ashdown School District was held Thursday afternoon on the Little River County courthouse lawn.  (More)


" I regret I can't catch you on the radio.  Too far away here in Hot Springs. I frequently
 read your news pages.  Good job!  My brother put me on to you.  We're long gone from De Queen, but still keep in touch thru your website."

"Keep up the good work. We Enjoy the web page. Thanks"

"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."

De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight
Archived spotlights

Ribbon Cutting at

Mini Mall Mercado

110 North 3rd Street

De Queen



The De Queen Sevier County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 9th to welcome Mini Mall Mercado as a new member.


Mini Mall Mercado located on North 3rd Street in De Queen offers store spaces for rent.  There are already twelve stores located in the mini mall offering everything from baby clothing and items to floral arrangements, jewelry and fabrics.


Mini Mall Mercado is very unique in that it is an American mall and, at the same time, a Mexican mercado with great variety.


Mall hours are 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday. If you are interested in opening your own store in Mini Mall Mercado, contact Sevrena Griffith at 870-784-6846. 



Smiles of Arkansas Dental Center

Suite B, Cultural Awareness Building

De Queen 

in De Queen is a general dental practice offering comprehensive dental care with a gentle touch for children and adolescents ages one to 20 in a bright, kid-friendly environment.  


Smiles of Arkansas Dental Clinic in Suite B of the Cultural Awareness Building in downtown De Queen gladly accepts ARKids, A & B Insurance and Sooner Care. Dr. La Resea Woods and her staff at Smiles of Arkansas Dental Center look forward to caring for you children.  


To schedule an appointment before school starts call (870) 642-SMILE. Smiles of Arkansas is the result of a dream by founder Dr. Robert Carter to bring dental care to children living in rural and low-income areas.


Pictured from left to right are Sally Laredo, Molly Harrison, Wendy Ayers, Angela Dunn and Dr. La Resea Woods. 



Pastor Patrick Grant announced that the Faith & Deliverance Center in De Queen is partnering with Arkansas Workforce to help Ex-Cons find employment. 


For more information contact Pastor Grant at 870-584-3340.




This unique tournament allows you to choose to fish from one of three area lakes.  Cash prize for biggest bass is $1,500!  Four hourly prizes paid for each lake!


Early entry fee is $40.  Call 870-584-3225 or download entry form at


Kelsie King, a Junior at De Queen High School, and a member of the Lady Leopards High School Softball team has been selected to participate in the 2011 Junior Classic held in Conway, Arkansas  June 15-16. Kelsie has played for the Lady Leopards for three years as the catcher and third baseman. The Lady Leopards placed 3rd in District and 3rd in Regionals, and following up by being among the top six in the State during their 2011 season. Kelsie is the daughter of Timothy and Bonnie King and Christine Mann.


Boy Scouts Troop 54

Rosie Maher

will have a car wash to raise money for summer camp expenses. Saturday  21st  10-3 in the Farm Bureau parking lot. Cost of car wash is by donation. For more information on Boy Scouts call Rosie at 584-9082 or Darrin 584-6113

Horatio High School
2011 Valedictorian

Lauren Trimble



Horatio High School
2011 Salutatorian

Kristen Pickett

Kristen Brooke Pickett is the 18 year old daughter of Paula Pickett of Horatio and Tyrel Pickett of De Queen.  her ambition in life is to teach the future generation about about the wonders of the world around them.  She plans to attend Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas.  Kristen plans to receive her degree in Chemistry and become a high school Chemistry teacher.



Sixty-Five Seniors graduated from Horatio High School on Thursday, May 19th.

Rotary Crystal Award




De Queenís Rotary Club presented itís 10th annual Crystal Award Monday to Malissa Jackson, a senior at De Queen High School.   The award is presented to the person considered the best female athlete,  Malissa, who played basketball, soccer and ran track for the Lady Leopards, plans to attend Henderson State University.   The Rotary Cup also is presented each year to the schoolís top male athlete.




The De Queen High School Spring Art Show was held Monday, May 16th in the high school auditorium foyer.  The work was judged and ribbons awarded prior to a public reception  from 4 to 6 pm. drop by and view the studentís work.  Several pieces of pottery made by the students were offered for sale with proceeds to be used for class projects & trips.


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Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families honored these
legislators for their support during the 2011 session of new laws that
benefit children. From left to right: Senators David Johnson, Larry Teague of Nashville, Jimmy Jeffress and Joyce Elliott and Representative Bubba Powers of Hope.


The Horatio FFA Dairy Cattle team took top honors in state competition Monday, May 9th.  Brianna Maxwell, Jodi Wing, Ale Magby, and David Parson traveled with their advisor, Joey Morris, to the State Dairy Judging Contest where they placed first among all their competitors.  The team will represent Horatio and Sevier County at Indianapolis in the national contest in October.

Top row left to right:  Ale Magby, Brianna Maxwell and Jodi Wing
Bottom row:  Advisor Joey Morris and David Parson



Sevier County County 4-H Foundation will host  the 7th Annual  Bull riding championship Saturday May 21, 2011 8:00 p.m. at the Sevier County Fairgrounds.

Adult Tickets      $8
Ages 6-12          $4




 De Queen Boys Soccer team  defeated Valley View. They will go for another repeat of last year winning the State championship. They will play Friday in Fayetteville at 4pm.  

Entry Form
De Queen Lady Leopards

2011 track State Runners-Up

Sevier county relay for life friday night

The culmination of a year's fundraising by area businesses and individuals was Friday night at the annual Relay For Life at De Queen's Leopard Stadium.  The evening got underway at 6 pm.  There was entertainment, food, and games for all ages.  (More photos)



     De Queen 6th grader, Hanna Murry, playing basketball with her tournament team, Center Point Lady Knights. They took 2nd  place on Motherís Day weekend in the 2011 Slamin In The Spa in Hot Springs, AR  HoopPlay USA Tournament.

Hanna Murry pitched for the Anderson Express Fast Pitch softball Tournament Team in Shreveport, LA on April 23, 2011 at the Bats, Balls & Bunnies VI Tournament and helped her team obtain a 2nd Place Victory.

TYSA 8 & Under Tournament Champs--

Front Row- Catherine Ousse, Halle Harp, Carlee Helms
Second Row- Kensley Zanzenberg, Tori Gentry, Matilda Jacoby
Third Row- Amber Morris, Laney Smith, Avery Johnson, Lexy Richardson
Back Row- Coaches: Robert Ousse, Larry Bagley, Jonathan Helms, Amanda Willey

Several hours of WWII oral history has been recorded from some Sevier County Veterans.  Those DVDs will be shown, free of charge, to the public.  The showing continue each Thursday and Friday through May 20th at the Sevier County Museum annex building, located on 717 Walter J. Leeper Drive in De Queen 



Aaron, Amber & Kim Morris

Gave away (6) Sevier County4-H Bull Riding tickets to lucky listeners of the Country Morning Breakfast Crew this morning . Bull Riding will be May 21,2011





We, the De Queen ABC staff, would like to thank all merchants, business, and individuals who helped make our teacher appreciation week a great one.


Top row: Angela Harder, Jennifer Bell, Karen Ochoa, Kayla Lacefield, Lynne Vail

Middle row: Melissa Lovewell, Maricella Villamill, Rhonda Miller, Shirley Bickley, Valery Revels, Kaci Quinn, Lora Gregory

Bottom Row: Denise Mobbs and Vickie Lacefield (not pictured Director : Sherry Dinger)

D & V Pawn and Gun

The Dierks Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for D & V Pawn and Gun. They opened in Dierks on March 14. Owners are David and Verna Sirmon.
Pictured: Wes Howard, LaJeana Jones, Cotton Cothren, Kevin Miller, Bryan Sirmon, Layla Sirmon, owners David and Verna Sirmon, Gary Pinkerton, Jon Howard, Terry Mounts, Brenda Ward, Monica Allen and Laura Romine.

Trendz Clothing Boutique

The Dierks Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Trendz Clothing Boutique.

Trendz opened April 15 in Dierks. Business owner is Teresa Davis.
Pictured: Gary Pinkerton, Debbie Stone, Cotton Cothren, Laura Romine, Crystal Whisenhunt, LaJeana Jones, Teresa Davis owner, Terry Mounts, Brenda Ward, Monica Allen, Lynn McRaven, Gayla Hill, Jon Howard and Wes Howard.

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1st Place in the Pixie Invitational Tournament 8 &Under Hooks, Texas Saturday May 14, 2011 

Front Row: Hannah Phillips, Madison Bagley, Allison Dockins, Jaiden Milam, Abbey Burcham 

Back Row: Savannah White, Madison Runnels, Landrie Tadlock, Kaylin McKee, Madison Olvey 
Not Pictured: Sydney Hill
Coaches: Casey White, Paul Burcham, Gary Bagley, Keven Hill

Pixie Invitational Tournament 8 &Under  Hooks, Texas Saturday May 14, 2011

Front Row-  Catherine Ousse, Halle Harp, Carlee Helms
2nd Row- Amber Morris, Tori Gentry, Kensley Zanzeberg
3rd Row- Avery Johnson, Laney Smith, Lexy Richardson, Abby Ponce
Back Row- Coaches Jonathan Helms & Amanda Willey


Hunter Currence has decided to seek into the radio business. Hunter is job shadowing the "Breakfast Crew" this morning to find out what goes on behind the mic. Hunter is learning it takes special people to do this job. Hunter goes to Ashdown Jr. High and taking Career Orientation taught by Mrs.Spain.



J.P. Atkins

The Old Time Missionary Church of De Queen will have two sessions beginning June 13-17. Tuition will be $10. For more information call 870-584-9557 or 870-584-8991

Shasta Marie Chandler
Brandon John Guinn

Gaylon and Teresa Chandler of De Queen, Ark are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shasta Marie Chandler to Brandon John Guinn, son of Ronnie and Mary Guinn of Westville, OK.

Shasta is the granddaughter of Charles and Diana Mayo and Bonnie Chandler and the late Joe Chandler of De Queen. She is the great granddaughter of Murl Higgins and the late Harold Higgins of Gillham, Ark and the late Maude and Truman Mayo of Wickes, Ark.

Shasta is a 2003 graduate of De Queen High School. She graduated from UCA in 2007 with a bachelor Degree in Biology and completed her Master in Mathematics Education in 2010 from UCA. She is a Math teacher at Horatio High School.

Brandon is the grandson of Patsy Elmore and the late Dick Elmore of Bristow, OK and the late John and Lucille Guinn of Westville, OK.

Brandon is a 2002 graduate of Westville High School, Westville OK. He is employed with the City of De Queen.

The Wedding will take place at Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in De Queen, Arkansas on June 4th, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

Macy Kale Clay
Riley Lee Branson

Michael and Patti Clay of De Queen would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Macy Kale, to Riley Lee Branson, son of Gary and Christie Branson of Eagletown, OK.

Macy is the granddaughter of the late Charles and Nadine Mitchell of De Queen, and Pat Clay and the late LB Clay of Lockesburg. She is a 2008 graduate of De Queen High School and will graduate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a degree in Radiologic Imaging Sciences in May.

Riley is the grandson of Edward and Janice Leonard, Geraldine Branson and the late Frank Branson, all of Eagletown, OK. He is a 2008 graduate of De Queen High School. He is currently employed by Kiamichi Railroad in Ashdown.

The couple will exchange vows in the De Queen Church of Christ on Saturday, July 30, 2011.


Amanda Kelly Miller
Clay Nicholas Mangum

Doug and Cecilia Miller of De Queen are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Kelly to Clay Nicholas Mangum, son of Robert and Nan Mangum of Brandon, Mississippi. 

Amanda is a 2007 graduate of De Queen High School, and a 2011 graduate of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry. She will begin working for Weyerhaeuser in Scooba, Mississippi after the wedding. Amanda is the granddaughter of Charlene Miller and the late D.L. Miller of De Queen and the late John and Dorothy Riggan of Smithville, Mississippi.

Clay is a 2006 graduate of Northwest Rankin High School and a 2010 graduate of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi where he also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry. He is currently pursuing a Masterís Degree in Forest Hydrology. Clay is the grandson of Lou Mangum and the late Dewitt Mangum of Magee, Mississippi and Roy and Rachel Phillips of Cookeville, Tennessee.

The wedding will take place June 4, 2011 at the Chapel of Memories, on campus at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi.  The reception will follow the ceremony at The Lee Home, 316 North 7th Street, Columbus, Mississippi.  All family and friends are invited to attend.

Heather Lindsay Hill
Aaron Robert Brasel


Grover and Ramona Hill of Dierks would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Heather Lindsay, to Aaron Robert Brasel, son of Harold and Karen Brasel of Jasper, AR.


Heather is a 2003 graduate of Dierks High School.  In 2006 she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She received her Masterís Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas in 2008.  She is the owner of Heather L. Hill Speech Pathology, PLLC.  Her grandparents are Wendell and Shirley Hosey of Mineral Springs and the late Lewis and Norene Hill of Dierks and James Whisenhunt of New Hope.


Aaron is a 2002 graduate of Jasper High School.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 2006 from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and a Juris Doctorate from the Robert A. Leflar School of Law at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2009.  Aaron is the owner of Brasel Law Firm, PLLC in Nashville.  His grandparents are Barbara Henderson of Jasper, Sam and Karen Shelton of Harrison, AR and the late Guy and Jessie Brasel of Jasper, AR.


The wedding will take place at 6 P.M. on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Hot Springs.  A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony at the Hot Springs Country Club.  Invitations have been sent; however, all friends and family are invited to attend.


Pfc & Mrs. Cameron Caruthers

PFC Cameron Daniel Caruthers and Taylor Danielle Stewart were united in marriage on May 5, 2011 in Lakewood, WA.

Taylor is the daughter of
Russell and Teresa Stewart of Cordell, OK
and the granddaughter of Raymond & Kay King, Colony, OK and Bobby & Judy Stewart, Clinton, OK. She is a student in Lakewood, WA.

Cameron is the son of Mike and Tammy Caruthers McLaughlin of Spanaway, WA
and the grandson of Bobby Little & the late Modine Nalley Little, of De Queen, AR. Danny McLaughlin, Carolina Beach, NC. Debra Chenault & Bobby Staton of Mechanicsville, VA. Cameron is a 2010 graduate of Mena High School. He graduated BCT at Ft. Jackson, SC and AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.  He is stationed at Joint Base Lewis McCord in Fort Lewis, WA. The couple will make their home is Spanaway, WA.

Surie Lee Renee White

Surie Lee Renee White born April 28th weighing 6lbs 9oz in Hot Springs AR.
 She is the sister of Maleah, and the daughter of Marissa Perez and Keith White of Hot Springs.
Maternal grandmother is Linda Perez of De Queen.
Paternal Grandparents of Mary White and Keith White of De Queen.
Isabella Mackenzie Ahrens



Brayden and Christian Ahrens welcome baby sister, Isabella Mackenzie Ahrens.

 Born May 4, 2011 at 2:45 p.m. 8lbs 4oz. 20 Ĺ inches long in Wadley Regional Medical Center Texarkana, Texas.

 Proud parents Anna & Aaron Ahrens of Texarkana, Texas. Very Proud Grandparents, Bill & Sherri Kerst of Horatio and Sam & Cindy Ahrens of De Queen, Arkansas.


Haylie Jade Chambers
Kolton Daniel Blackmon
Katherine and John Chambers of Wickes, Arkansas proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Haylie Jade Chambers to Kolton Daniel Blackmon son of Avis & Daniel Blackmon of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.
Haylie is the granddaughter of Christine & Leo McCleskey and the late Sue & Johnny Chambers. Haylie is a 2009 graduate of Wickes High School and plans to study Cosmetology or Nursing in the near future.
Kolton is the grandson of the late Cindy & Willis Maytubby and Lynn Blackmon and the late Winnie Blackmon. Kolton is a 2010 graduate of Broken Bow High school. Kolton is currently serving our country with the United States Marine Corps where he is stationed in Oceanside, California.
A Summer wedding is planned.

Shelby Gillaspy

J.J. Bagley
parents of Shelby Kaye Gillaspy proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter to J.J. Bagley.  Shelby is the daughter of Greg Gillaspy of Saint Cloud, Florida and Valerie Gillaspy of Magnolia, Arkansas.

Shelby is the granddaughter of Ronald and Linda Gillaspy of Wickes,
Arkansas and Theresa Hanley of Portland, Oregon, and the late Richard Levering.  She is a 2007 graduate of Wickes High School, and currently a senior at Southern Arkansas University majoring in biology, and plans to attend UAMS to become a pharmacist.

JJ is the son of Terry and Janice Bagley of Grannis,
Arkansas and the grandson of the late Nora May and John Wayne Lyles of Linden, Texas, and Edna Beaty and the late Wayne Beaty. He is a 2004 graduate of Wickes High School and is working to receive his degree in electrical technology from Arkansas State University. He is currently working for the Southwest Arkansas Electric Co. in Texarkana, Arkansas.

The wedding will be May 21, 2011 at the Cossatot River State Park.

Airman Carley Cook

Airman Carley Cook graduated United States Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on April 22, 2011.

Airman Cook is the daughter of Larry and Sheila Jordan Cook of Lockesburg and Sheila Stinnett of Gillham.


  Morgan Smith, Robert Perez, Collin Blackmon, Charlie Thomas & Coach Dustin Wolcott

Robert Perez, a kindergartner in Ms. Dixie's home room at Horatio Elementary, threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Senior Night for the Horatio High School Baseball team. 

Sheriff Monte Stringfellow, Police Chief Richard McKinley, Mike Wilson, Robert Gentry

Law enforcement officials reported that 65 pounds of old and outdated medicines were turned in during Drug Take Back Day held Saturday in De Queen.

A second opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet is scheduled for May 27th.  There will be a booth set up in downtown De Queen during Senior Citizen's Day.


De Queen Parks & Recreation Department in cooperation with the Arkansas Forestry Commission planned an Arbor Day/Fun Day for area 5th graders at Herman Dierks park in De Queen. (More)


"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."



Jacob Bunyard job shadowed #1 Country's Loren Hinton on Wednesday, April 20th as part of his Careers class at De Queen Middle School.  Now he can go back and tell his dad what Loren REALLY does all day!



John Goodman and Dick Mattson

John and Dick started walking in March 2008 from San Juan Capistrano, California to raise awareness for Habitat for Humanity, whose ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. Their walk will end at Brunswick, Georgia. (More)

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"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."


LA Xplosion played in USSSA 13AAA baseball tourney in Natchitoches, La 
and won 1st place! Left to right Gunner Stephens, LA, Jace Eufala LA, 
Camo,Matthews LA, G Mcpherson LA, Lavert Paxton Texarkana, Chase Shelly LA, Zack Dare LA, Hunter Lansdell Alleene, Jay Beene LA, Trevor Day Ashdown

         Submitted by: Tawnya Lansdell


9 & 10 year old pre-season tournament champions.


Tournament Champions

 The Horatio Athletics won first place in the Sevier County 8 and under pre-season tournament held at the De Queen Sportsplex.
 Front row: Hunter Frachiseur, David Flowers, Finn Vance, and Skylar Lawrence. Middle row: Payton Allen, Xander Worthey, Carson McKiever, Brock Flanrey, Mason Marshall, and Chaz Threadgill. Back ro: Coaches Troy Allen, Charlie Marshall, Jimmie Lawrence, and Tony Worthey. Not pictured Dalton Dowell.

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Placed 3rd Place out of 15 teams in the 8 and Under Tri-County League Tournament @ Nashville on April 2, 2011

Madison Olvey, Kaylin McKee, Allison Dockins, Madison Bagley, Landrie Tadlock Hannah Phillips, Abbey Burcham, Madison Runnels, Sydney Hill, Savannah White, Jaiden Milam
   Keven Hill, Paul Wayne Burcham, Gary Bagley, Casey White

Tournament Runner-Up

Horatio Lions
10 & Under Pre-Season League
Front row (L to R): Eli Ward, Mason McKiever, Easton Leonard, Blake Pickett & Matthew Hallmark
Middle row (L to R): Wyatt Marshall, Mikie Hallmark, Will Athey, Gabe Wilson, Jeremiah Henritze & Dennis Peppers
Back row (L to R): Coach Chris Pickett, Johnny Marshall, Heath Leonard & Brett McKiever


No x-Scuses 14 and under softball  

 First place, Tri County tournament
Softball played at Mineral Springs on April 2.
  1st row Hanna Murry
2nd row Left to Righ Jacie Wilkerson, DeAnna Johnson, Sierra Clenney,
Taylor Gentry
3rd row Left to Right Harmoney Rich, Kylie Tadlock,
Stacy Welcher, Haylee Rich, Sabra Richardson, Sydney Welcher, Hannah
Johnson, Autumn Clenney, Tessa Gentry. 4th row Coaches Heath Murry,
Jeff Clenney, and Justin Johnson. Not pictured was Haley Polk and
Amber Lovewell. Team is Sponsored by Mr. TBones Steak House.



Davy Ashcraft- Cossatot River State Park Officer

Check out the State Park's Activities at: 




Rev. Floyd Wright


Grant Groves

The Horatio Food Bank located in the former Horatio Library is asking for donations to restock their food pantry. 

For more information
call 832-0151


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.



"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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Location   updated 10:20 am 04/22/11

Normal Pool 7 am Level 24 Hr Change Discharge
Broken Bow Dam 599.5 596.02 1.06 92
De Queen Lake 437.0 440.86 1.48 488
Gillham Lake 502.0 507.63 3.24 1077
Dierks Lake 526.0 528.92 1.14 127
Millwood Lake 259.2 260.76 0.25 8670
Lake Wright Patman 220.6 224.51 0.02 109
Lake Bistineau 141.0


Lake Fork Dam 403.00 399.65 -.02  
Toledo Bend 172.00


M 204

 For current Gage Stations and Tributary levels click here:    NOAA    


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