families fit both situations. Hedge asked the parents to send their requests and all pertinent information in written form to the superintendent so the board members can study the information and act on it at the July meeting.ż0aĦĦautoĦautoĦ24ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ0Ħ20ĦpmĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2012061410020ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 1421Ħ1339694796Ħ6Ħ1339695067Ħ6Ħ6Ħ14Ħ2012Ħ • Three People charged with the death of Amy HigginsĦAfter a six-month investigation the De Queen Police Department has arrested Jared Higgins, Amy Higgins husband, Donnita Overturf and Josie Bone both from De Queen, with Amy Higgins death.ż0aż0aHiggins is being charged with manslaughter and introducing a controlled substance into the body of another. Overturf and Bone are also being charged with introducing a controlled substance into the body of another. The case is still under investigation. ż0aż0aOn Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 Officer Levi Browning was called to the residence at 809 W. Gilson, De Queen, for an unresponsive person. At that time Lt. Scott Simmons and Sgt. Sonny Kimmel were also called to the scene.ż0aż0aIt is alleged that Higgins told the officers that he found his wife, age 29 at the time, in their vehicle and she would not respond. He also said that she did not come in the night before and slept in the car after they returned around 3:30 that morning from a Christmas party where they had been drinking.ż0aż0aEmergency response personnel arrived at the Higgins residence and Amy was pronounced dead later by County Coroner Rusty Williams.ż0aż0aHiggins body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy while the incident was being investigated.ĦĦautoĦautoĦ24ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ0Ħ25ĦpmĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2012061410025ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 1422Ħ1339695447Ħ6Ħ1339695447Ħ6Ħ6Ħ14Ħ2012Ħ • Three People charged with the death of Amy HigginsĦAfter a six-month investigation the De Queen Police Department has arrested Jared Higgins, Amy Higgins husband, Donnita Overturf and Josie Bone both from De Queen, with Amy Higgins death.ż0aż0aHiggins is being charged with manslaughter and introducing a controlled substance into the body of another. Overturf and Bone are also being charged with introducing a controlled substance into the body of another. The case is still under investigation. ż0aż0aOn Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 Officer Levi Browning was called to the residence at 809 W. Gilson, De Queen, for an unresponsive person. At that time Lt. Scott Simmons and Sgt. Sonny Kimmel were also called to the scene.ż0aż0aIt is alleged that Higgins told the officers that he found his wife, age 29 at the time, in their vehicle and she would not respond. He also said that she did not come in the night before and slept in the car after they returned around 3:30 that morning from a Christmas party where they had been drinking.ż0aż0aEmergency response personnel arrived at the Higgins residence and Amy was pronounced dead later by County Coroner Rusty Williams.ż0aż0aHiggins body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy while the incident was being investigated.ĦĦautoĦautoĦ24ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ0Ħ36ĦpmĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2012061410036ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 1428Ħ1340287559Ħ6Ħ1340287559Ħ6Ħ6Ħ21Ħ2012Ħ • Triple Threat basketball camp presents awardsĦThe Triple Threat Basketball Camp concluded with an awards ceremony June 14. ż0aż0aAward winners in the fifth grade included: free throws, Catherine Ousse; Hot Shot, Maddie Martin; obstacle course, Maddie Martin; 1 on 1 Ashlyn Chambers and Outstanding Camper, Haylin Halcombe.ż0aż0aThe sixth grade award winners were: free throws, Abby Dykes; Hot Shot, Ashley Dykes; obstacle course, Abby Dykes; 1 on 1, Ashley Dykes and Outstanding Camper, Ashley Dykes.ż0aż0aIn the seventh grade winners were: free throws, Reisa Bakenhus; Hot Shot, Veronica Rivas; obstacle course, Reisa Bakenhus; 1 on 1, Caterra Morphew andOutstanding Camper Reisa Bakenhus.ż0aż0aAward winners in the eighth grade included: free throws, Carrie Craver; Hot Shot, Addie Stewart; obstacle course, Michaela Richbourg; 1 on 1, Michaela Richbourg and Outstanding Camper Michaela Richbourgż0aż0aThe ninth grade award winners were: free throws, Michelle Hickson; Hot Shot, Taylor Gentry; obstacle course, DeAnna Johnson; 1 on 1, Kara Richardson and Outstanding Camper, Kara Richardson.ż0aż0aThe fifth and sixth grade team winners were: Kaylee Stewart, Ashley Dykes and Haylin Halcombe in 3 on 3 and Abby Dykes, Rose Tinajero, Haylin Halcombe, Lexy Richardson and Summer Morgan in 5 on 5.ż0aż0aThe seventh - ninth team winners were: DeAnna Johnson, Reagan Wilkerson and Jessica Williams in 3 on 3 and Danielle Duggan, Michaela Richbourg, Carrie Craver, Reisa Bakenhus and Savanna Helms in 5 on 5.ĦĦautoĦautoĦ25ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ9Ħ1ĦamĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2012062100901ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 1429Ħ1340287706Ħ6Ħ1340287706Ħ6Ħ6Ħ21Ħ2012Ħ • Fundamental basketball camp completes runĦThe fundamental basketball camp for boys concluded June 14 with the presentation of awards.ż0aż0aThe free throw winners for the fifth and sixth grades were Ryan Franks, Cade Arndt and Davin Burgess.ż0aż0aThe fifth and sixth grade obstacle course award winners were Ryan Franks, Davin Burgess and Lane Tabler.ż0aż0aThe hot shot winners for the fifth and sixth grades were: Lane Tabler, Ryan Franks and Braden Tabler.ż0aż0aThe fifth and sixth grade 1 on 1 champion was Ryan Franks.ż0aThe fifth and sixth grade 2 on 2 winners were Ryan Franks and Austin Johnson.ż0aż0aThe Most Improved winner in the fifth and sixth grades was Austin Johnson.ż0aLane Tabler was the Hustle Award winner.ż0aż0aThe Outstanding Camper award went to Ryan Franks.ż0aThe seventh, eighth and ninth grade division winners were:ż0aIn the seventh, eighth and ninth grade division the free throw award winners were Corey Ousse, Drew Dykes and Daniel Villeda.ż0aż0aThe obstacle course winners were Kyler Williams, Hunter Earney and Daniel Villeda.ż0aż0aThe Hot Shot winners in seventh, eighth and ninth grades were Jeffrey Davis, Drew Dykes and Daniel Villeda.ż0aż0aThe 1 on 1 campion was Daniel Villeda.ż0aż0aThe 2 on 2 winners were Daniel Villeda and Zack Acker.ż0aż0aCorey Ousse won the Most Improved award.ż0aż0aHunter Earney won the Hustle Award.ż0aż0aThe Outstanding Camper in the seventh, eighth and ninth grade division was Daniel Villeda.ĦĦautoĦautoĦ25ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ9Ħ6ĦamĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2012062100906ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 1430Ħ1340287949Ħ6Ħ1340287949Ħ6Ħ6Ħ21Ħ2012Ħ • Age group track and field program beginsĦAthletic opportunities for local youngsters increased this summer with the arrival of a track and field program for ages six and up.ż0aż0aThe project is the brainchild of David Dykes.ż0aż0aDykes, a De Queen speech teacher, has coached youth baseball and basketball, but this is his first foray into track and field.ż0aż0aHe became interested in the sport through his seventh grade son’s involvement. ż0aż0aThe summer track program got off to a low key start. “I started talking to the kids in school,” Dykes said. ż0aż0aThe word of mouth advertising resulted in a total of 18 young athletes signing up. Dykes enlisted his wife, Fawn, and DHS coach Jonathan Lindsey for coaching duties.ż0aż0aThey received parental strong support. “We had some good parents involved. They really liked it.ż0aż0a“We practice a couple of days a week. A lot of the kids practice on their own. They seem to be really dedicated,” Dykes said. “They can stay out and long jump all day long.”ż0aż0a Dykes is confident the program will grow rapidly.ż0aż0a“We just got this together at the end of the school year,” he said. “We should probably have more next year.”ż0aż0aThe De Queen tracksters made their debut at the Arkansas AAU District Qualifier meet June 9 in Little Rock.ż0aż0aThe AAU, Amateur Athletic Union, is probably best known locally for summer basketball. However, the organization which dates back to 1888, sanctions competition in over 20 sports including a late spring and summer schedule of track meets in Arkansas.ż0aż0aThe Little Rock meet had competitors from all over the state. “We had quite a few who did pretty well -- especially for the competition they were going against. There were probably 200 kids in this meet.” Dykes said.ż0aż0a“The De Queen kids did well in the technical events - hurdles, discus, triple jump, high jump -- and the 800. They did really well in the long jump.”ż0aWith a very few exceptions, these young runners and jumpers had minimal exposure to track and field. Some had participated in the annual local Hersey meet.ż0aż0a“I knew the AAU would have better competition,” Dykes noted. “Some of these kids had never lost a race. I think it’s good to lose now and then. It might make you work harder in the future.”ż0aż0aThe Little Rock meet was a qualifier for the AAU Area 17 National Qualifier which will be held June 28 - July 1 at the Liberty-Eylau track facility in Texarkana.ż0aż0aCompetitors can qualify for the national Junior Olympics meet by finishing in the top four in their event.ż0aż0aDykes predicted “We should have a few qualify for the Junior Olympics in Houston.”ż0aż0aConsidering the program started only a few weeks ago, it would be hard to argue that the endeavor is not off to a good start. Even so, Dykes sees bigger things just down the line.ż0aż0a"In the future we could have 50-75 kids. If we had some fund-raisers, we could probably get over 100," he said. "There wer