Queen Police Department earlier this week, investigators received a report on Nov. 9 of a truck stolen from the parking lot at Pruett's Food in De Queen. ż0aż0aDuring the course of the investigation, the stolen 1994 Mazda truck was recovered in Oklahoma. The department obtained information that led to the arrest of one suspect, 33-year-old Christopher Hill of De Queen. Hill was booked into the Sevier County Jail and charged with theft by receiving. Bond was set at $20,000.ż0aż0aAuthorities say the case is still under investigation and anyone with further information is advised to contact the De Queen Police Department at (870) 642-2213.ĦĦautoĦautoĦ24ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ3Ħ29ĦpmĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2014112010329ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 2600Ħ1416519017Ħ6Ħ1416519017Ħ6Ħ11Ħ20Ħ2014ĦDeer harvest over 1,400 in Sevier CountyĦDE QUEEN – Hunters in Sevier County have reported a slower start to deer season compared to neighboring counties with 1,430 harvested does and bucks in the county as of Nov. 18. ż0aż0aOf the total, 757 were antlered bucks, 82 were button bucks and 591 were doe. In comparision, hunters in Howard County have tagged a total of 2,084 deer, 1,598 in Little River County and 1,764 in Polk County.ż0aż0aModern gun season, which started Nov. 8, will continue until Dec. 14 in Zone 13 (northern Sevier County) and Dec. 7 in Zone 14 (southern Sevier). ż0aż0aArchery will continue until Feb. 28, 2015 in both zones. Muzzleloading ended in October in Zone 13but will stay open until Dec. 15 in Zone 14.ż0aż0aFor more information or to see a zone map, visit www.agfc.comĦĦautoĦautoĦ24ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ3Ħ29ĦpmĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2014112010329ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 2601Ħ1416519124Ħ6Ħ1416519172Ħ6Ħ11Ħ20Ħ2014ĦĦ***image1:center***ĦĦautoĦautoĦ24Ħesgr.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦChamber Coffee – Members of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) group held a chamber coffee recently in the office of the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce. ESGR, a part of the Department of Defense, is dedicated to developing and promoting a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. The group handed out certificates to chamber businesses in recognition of the country’s citizen-soldiers, and offered MREs (meals-ready-to-eat) to visitors during the coffee.ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ3Ħ30ĦpmĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦesgr.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ400ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ300ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2014112010330ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 2602Ħ1416519275Ħ6Ħ1416519275Ħ6Ħ11Ħ20Ħ2014ĦBell ringers need for Salvation Army campaignĦDE QUEEN – The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help ring the bell during the annual Red Kettle Christmas campaign. This year’s Red Kettle Campaign is Nov. 28to Dec. 24.ż0aż0aHelp the Salvation Army make its goal of $12,000 by ringing the bell at Wal-Mart in De Queen.ż0aż0aLast year’s campaign raised around $7,000 for family assistance programs in Sevier County. Previous years have averaged around $11,000. The Salvation Army depends on local residents, organizations and businesses to Adopt a Kettle at one of the various locations during the holiday season. The Sevier County unit helped around 400 families in 2013.ż0aż0aAll proceeds from the Red Kettle campaign are used directly to serve the needs of Sevier County with rent or mortgage assistance, utility payments, security deposits, food, prescription medicine, clothing, and emergency shelter.ż0aż0aBy making a commitment to ring the bell for a day or even just a few hours, volunteers make it possible for The Salvation Army to continue serving local residents in need throughout the year.ż0aż0aVolunteers interested in participating in this year’s campaign may call Tammy Simmons at (870) 642-3463.ĦĦautoĦautoĦ24ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ3Ħ33ĦpmĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2014112010333ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 2603Ħ1416519364Ħ6Ħ1416519439Ħ6Ħ11Ħ20Ħ2014ĦDe Queen woman honored by Division of Services for the BlindĦSandra Wilson recognized for overcoming lifelong vision difficultiesż0aż0a***image1:right***ż0aDE QUEEN – Members of the Department of Human Services' Division of Services for the Blind visited De Queen on Tuesday to present Susan Wilson with a Consumer of the Year award for her determination in overcoming lifelong vision difficulties and success in her professional life. ż0aż0aThe award was presented during Tuesday's meeting of the De Queen Lions Club, whose core mission involves support for the visually-impaired. The Division of Services for the Blind (DSB) traditionally partners with Lions Clubs to present the Consumer of the Year award, because of Lions' historic involvement in blindness issues.ż0aż0aWilson is one of only 13 people in Arkansas to receive an area Consumer of the Year (COY) award and was chosen from all of Southwest Arkansas. This is the seventh year the COY has been presented to individuals who have to managed their rehabilitation plans, gained marketable skills, secured good jobs and become role models for others.ż0aż0aWilson has worked as a psychological examiner for 44 years. After retiring from Southwest Arkansas Counseling and Mental Health Center in 2012, she opened a private practice in De Queen. Her business, Transitions Psychological Services, serves Sevier and the surrounding counties. ż0aż0aTo read the complete article, please see the Nov. 20 edition of The De Queen Bee.ĦĦautoĦautoĦ24Ħcoy-award.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦRecognizing Determination – DETERMINATION – Sandra Wilson of De Queen poses with Von Daniels of the Department of Human Services' Division of Services for the Blind (DSB) after receiving a Consumer of the Year award from the organization on Tuesday. Wilson has suffered from vision problems since she was a child, and DSB helped her cover the costs of corrective eye surgeries. Wilson, who owns a private psychological practice in De Queen, was recognized for her determination despite her vision difficulties. ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ3Ħ34ĦpmĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦcoy-award.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ400ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ300ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2014112010334ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 2604Ħ1416519495Ħ6Ħ1416519495Ħ6Ħ11Ħ20Ħ2014ĦFriendship Baptist to put the “give” in ThanksgivingĦDE QUEEN – While many people were greeting visiting family members and taking the day off in preparation of their Thanksgiving meal, one local church and its members see the holiday as a perfect opportunity to help out the less fortunate in the community.ż0aż0aFor the third year in a row, Friendship Baptist Church in De Queen will provide free Thanksgiving meals to area residents in need this holiday.ż0aż0aThe event has grown tremendously since its start, and the church says it has been a great way to bring church members together while serving the larger community.ż0aż0aThe church has already received 173 orders as of Tuesday, but are preparing for as many as 300 or more meals. Delivery orders are available by calling (870) 279-0507 or (931) 981-0970.ż0aż0aMembers of the public are also welcome to come by and eat with Church members on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.ĦĦautoĦautoĦ24ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ3Ħ37ĦpmĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2014112010337ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 2605Ħ1416587440Ħ6Ħ1416587440Ħ6Ħ11Ħ21Ħ2014ĦWoman arrested after pursuit in Sevier, Howard CountiesĦDE QUEEN – The Sevier County Sheriff's Office says it has a Dierks woman in custody who was arrested yesterday afternoon after leading authorities on a multi-county pursuit with speeds in excess of 100 mph.ż0aż0aAccording to investigators, the pursuit began after Deputy Wendall Randall of the Sevier County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve a felony warrant on 29-year-old Leticia Hinton near Horatio. The warrant was reportedly for forgery in Ouachita County. ż0aż0aAfter meeting with Hinton, Randall agreed to let her drive her vehicle to another residence and leave it there. Along the way Hinton allegedly turned on a street away from the residence she had told Randall. She then tried evading the deputy and lead him on a high-speed pursuit through the Central community.ż0aż0aAt one point, investigators say the brakes on Randall's patrol car failed while pursing Hinton on a dirt road, causing him to wreck the vehicle in a ditch near Red Bridge Road and Oak Tree Road. He was uninjured but a wrecker was called to remove his car.ż0aż0aHinton was spotted again soon after by several concerned citizens, who informed authorities of her location. Law enforcement rejoined the pursuit on the Old Dierks Highway. Authorities say Hinton blew stop signs and narrowly missed hitting incoming traffic on several occasions during the pursuit. She also reportedly dodged two deployed spike strips.ż0aż0aHinton was eventually cornerd by law enforcement at the Shell Super Store in Dierks and arrested without further incident. She is currently being held in the Sevier County Jail on charges of felony fleeing. Agencies involved in the incident included the Sevier County Sheriff's Office, the De Queen Police Department, the Howard County Sheriff's Office and the Arkansas State Police.ĦĦautoĦautoĦ24ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ10Ħ27ĦamĦ6ĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2014112101027ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ1ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 2606Ħ1416943931Ħ6Ħ1416943962Ħ6Ħ11Ħ27Ħ2014ĦHoratio High School graduate, others killed in I-30 accidentĦTEXARKANA – A multi-vehicle accident over the weekend took the lives of three college students, including one who recently graduated from Horatio High School.ż0aż0aAccording to a report released by the Arkansas State Police, Daniel Gonzalez, 18, of Horatio, was killed after a 2000 Freightliner struck their 2006 Mazda on Interstate 30. Investigators determined that the Mazda was hit after attempting to merge onto I-30 around 1:40 a.m. on ż0aż0aSaturday, Nov. 22. Gonzalez, who was attending college