Saturday, September 24, 2016

SPORTS STORY>>Norths tough on Cabot in 7A-Central volleyball

By ANN THARP 
Special to The Leader

The Lady Panther volleyball team’s two-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday with a heartbreaking 3-2 home loss to Fort Smith Northside in a 7A-Central matchup.

Senior hitter Maddie Brown shined in the match, but the Lady Panthers couldn’t take advantage of the momentum gained in a dominant game four, and dropped the deciding tiebreaker set 25-15. Overall scores in the match were 25-27, 25-22, 25-19, 15-25 and 15-9 for the Lady Grizzlies.

On Thursday, Cabot made it two losses in a row, falling 3-1 at North Little Rock, dropping to 2-5 in conference play and 9-7 overall.

In Thursday’s match, scores were 25-23, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-20 for the Charging Lady Wildcats.

“It’s always tough to play here because of the heat, and they’re a tough team,” said Cabot coach Kham Chanthaphasouk. “But if we hadn’t given them a bunch of points in a row, I think we would be very competitive against them. All the games were tight. If we eliminate those unfocused moments, I think we can take them. We even practiced in a hot gym yesterday to get ready for this. It’s always tough when you have an air-conditioned gym, and you go to a gym where there’s no air. Most of the time when they come to our gym, we go five. We compete with them. Let’s hope that when they come back toward the end of the season, which is our last home game, being a home game, and last home game, we will show a little more focus and a little more fight. And we’ll just hope for the best.”

Set one was extremely close with neither team leading by more than two points. The set was tied 19 times as the teams battled back and forth before the Lady Wildcats finally prevailed.

North Little Rock had first serve, but Maddie Brown got the ball for Cabot with a kill. Brown got another kill for a 2-2 tie before the teams exchanged several unforced errors. Taylor Bell gave the Lady Panthers a 5-4 lead with a kill, but Imani Jackson answered with a kill for the Lady Wildcats to tie the set at 5-5.

Mollie Johnson scored a kill for Cabot to tie the set at seven, and Jackson’s kill tied the set at eight for North Little Rock. The Lady Wildcats went ahead by two, but Bell got the ball back for the Lady Panthers with a kill, and Regan Campbell tied the set at 10-10 with a service ace.

Bell had a big kill from the center of the net for a 12-11 lead, but North Little Rock again tied with a kill. An ace by Jada Curtis gave the Lady Wildcats the 14-13 advantage, but another kill by Brown tied the set once more.

The teams went back and forth until after Curtis gave North Little Rock the lead with a kill, Bell answered with her own kill, then an ace serve to give Cabot a 20-19 lead. Brown had two consecutive kills for a lead of 23-21, but the Lady Wildcats scored four straight to end the set at 25-23.
Set two was just as close as set one, but the score at the end was reversed, as Cabot was reversed. Mya Robinson had two kills to give North Little Rock a 4-2 early lead, but a kill by Brown and a block by Kallie Cavin tied the score at 4-4.

Again, the teams played evenly, with the largest lead three points. Two consecutive blocks by Bell and Johnson gave Cabot momentum and a 18-16 edge. Then, on Campbell’s service, a kill by Hannah Freeman helped the Lady Panthers to a 22-19 advantage. The Lady Wildcats tied the score at 23-23, but the Lady Panthers got the ball back for set point, and a block by Cavin gave them the win at 25-23.

Beneisha Williams had three kills in the set for North Little Rock.

The third set started out all Lady Wildcats, but Cabot rallied back to make it close. North Little Rock’s biggest lead was 18-8 before the Lady Panthers scored five consecutive points on the Freeman’s serve to cut the lead to 18-14.

The teams then exchanged points until the Lady Wildcats came out the winner.

Brown started the scoring on set four with a down the line kill, giving Cabot the 1-0 lead, but North Little Rock came charging back to lead 4-1 on an ace serve by Jada Bailey.

The Lady Panthers went on a run of their own to take a 7-5 edge on Johnson’s service. Cabot led 13-11 before the Lady Wildcats all but sealed the match with 10-0 run.

Brown finished with 20 kills for Cabot while Bell had 11. Cavin and Johnson finished with four blocks apiece. Maddie Brown also had 12 digs, while Kaelee Simmons led the team in that category with 21. Campbell had nine and Freeman eight.

Brown had 25 kills on Tuesday against Northside while Johnson had 10.

Defensively, Simmons finished with 28 digs while Brown had 22 and Leah Gerald finished with 17.

Johnson also had three aces, all three during a during a 14-1 run that turned the tide in game one to Cabot’s favor.

The Lady Panthers begin their second half of the conference round robin on Tuesday at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock.

SPORTS STORY>>Beebe’s fumble late lifts Warriors

By ANN THARP 
Special to The Leader

A fumble returned for a touchdown by the Little Rock Christian Warriors proved to be the difference in Friday’s 44-33 victory over Beebe Friday at Bro Irwin Stadium.

It was Beebe’s only turnover, but the 14-point swing was more than the Badgers could overcome.

Beebe also suffered several injuries. Neither of the two co-starting quarterbacks, Mason Walker and C.J. Cauldwell, nor starting fullback Kahlil Anthony finished the game.

“The kids played hard,” said Beebe coach John Shannon. “I’m proud of the effort we got. I thought we got after it the entire game, never quit, kept playing. We just made too many mistakes, and it came back to haunt us. Hats off to them, they’re a good team, but they’re in the same boat that we are. They’re young, but their youth beat our youth tonight. I’m proud of my kids. They never quit. They kept fighting the entire way.”

The Warriors hurry-up offense didn’t score on its first two drives, but only took three plays to score on the third possession. Chris Hightower scored from 27 yards with 1:28 remaining in the opening quarter.

Taylor Boyce returned the ensuing kickoff all the way to the Warrior 9-yard line. But Beebe turned the ball over on downs.

After forcing LRCA to punt, Beebe got on the scoreboard with a 48-yard, seven-play drive, capped by a 24-yard run by Nathan Clifton. The extra point was no good, leaving the score 7-6 with 5:36 remaining in the half.

The Warriors answered, moving from their own 16 to score on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Bowersock to Henley Bland. The extra point was blocked, leaving the score 13-6 with 2:55 remaining in the second quarter.

The Badgers scored on a 61-yard touchdown scamper by Boyce. Again, the extra point was no good, and with 1:32 to go before the break, the LRCA lead was 13-12.

The Warriors took the ball on their own 41-yard line and on five pass completions, scored with 10.8 seconds on the clock to make the score 20-12 at intermission.

Beebe had a 50-yard run in it’s first possession of the half by Nathan Burnett to help move to the LRCA 9-yard line, but again could not score and turned the ball over on downs.

However, a Warrior fumble was recovered on the first play by Jackson, and Beebe had the ball on the LRCA 10-yard line. Burnett scored from two yards out. A two-point conversion was good by Boyce, and the score was tied at 20-20 with 7:26 to go in the third.

The Warriors answered with a score and extra point with 5:58 remaining in the quarter and the score was 27-20. Then, a Badger fumble was picked up and taken 62 yards for a touchdown by Andrew Casto, and the lead grew to 34-20.

Jackson picked up the following on-side kick and returned it to the LRCA 11-yard line. Boyce scored from eight yards out, Daniel Martinez’s kick was good, and the score was 34-27.

The Warriors struck again with 9:03 in the fourth to up the lead to 41-27.

A 46-yard run by Burnett set up a 1-yard run by Beebe quarterback Gage House. The conversion attempt was no good, and the score was 41-33 with 6:05 remaining.

LRCA scored once more, a 30-yard field goal by Hankins with 2:59 remaining to set the final score at 44-33.

Burnett led the Badgers in rushing with 116 yards and one touchdown. Boyce had 105 yards, two touchdowns, and one two-point conversion.

Beebe travels to Little Rock Friday night to face Pulaski Academy.

SPORTS STORY>>Panthers pull away in fourth

By RAY BENTON
Leader sports editor

The Catholic Rockets came with an obvious defensive game plan, and it took Cabot just a little while to figure it out. Once it did, it took control and rolled to a 35-10 victory in the 7A-Central Conference opener Friday at Panther Stadium.

“Well, we didn’t know what they were going to line up in defensively,” said Cabot coach Mike Malham. “So it took us a while to adjust on the fly. Once we got things going we did alright.”

Catholic was determined to stop Cabot quarterback Jarrod Barnes, and they did it aggressively and did it well for two and a half quarters. The Panther defense did its job to keep the Rockets out of the end zone in the first half, and Cabot’s halfbacks picked up the slack left by the Rockets taking Barnes out of the offense.

“Both halfbacks played well and the defense did a good job for us until we could get things figured out,” Malham said. “And of course, Jarrod, he made some runs in the second half and that’s a big advantage to have.”

Through three quarters, Barnes had five carries for -5 yards, as well as an errant pitch that lost 17 yards. But in the fourth quarter, he had five more carries, including touchdown runs of 41 and 56 yards as the Panthers pulled away.

“Sometimes he tries to do a little too much,” Malham said of Barnes. “I try to tell him, sometimes there’s nothing wrong with no gain. It’s better than losing 15 or 20 yards. But he believes in himself and he always thinks he can make it happen. And usually he makes something good happen so you take the good with the bad.”

Catholic got on the board first with a 30-yard field goal that capped a 13-play drive with 6:44 left in the first quarter.

Cabot also scored on its first possession after starting from its own 20. Junior halfback Adam Flores starred in the drive. He caught a 13-yard pass on third and 10 after a false start penalty. Later on third and 3, Flores took an option pitch right down the right sideline 49 yards for the score.

Mason Martin’s extra point made it 7-3 with 3:01 to go in the first.

After being pushed down the field on the opening drive, Cabot’s defense turned the tide for the rest of the half. The Rockets lost a yard on its next drive before safety Evan Hooper intercepted a Taylor Price pass at midfield and returned to the Catholic 31.

The Panthers wasted the opportunity.

Barnes made an ill-advised pitch as he was being tackled, and the ball sailed over halfback Austin Morse’s head. Morse chased it down, but the play resulted in a 17-yard loss.

An illegal procedure penalty moved Cabot back 5 more yards, and Barnes was dropped for a 5-yard loss on second down. An incomplete pass left Cabot with fourth and 37 from its own 42.

The two teams traded fruitless drives with Cabot’s defense forcing back-to-back three-and-out possessions by Catholic.

With 4:09 left in the half, Cabot took over on its own 7-yard line and went 93 yards for a 14-3 lead. Flores got a first down with a 12-yard run, and Morse then went 71 yards to the Catholic 7 to set up first and goal.

Two Braxton Burton runs and a Martin extra point later and Cabot led by 11 with 2:08 on the clock.

Catholic got a good drive going in its hurry-up offense, moving swiftly from its own 33 to the Cabot 14. That’s where linebacker Cody Nabors halted the drive with an interception at the 8-yard line with 44 seconds left in the half.

Cabot tried one long pass that was dropped at midfield before taking a knee to run out the clock.

Cabot got the ball to start the second half, but things didn’t go as planned. The Panthers went three and out, and Catholic scored on its first play from scrimmage, a 52-yard run right up the middle by Samy Johnson. The extra point made it 14-10 less than two minutes into the third quarter.

“That was not how we wanted the second half to start,” Malham said. “Thankfully we got a good drive right after that and I think we started wearing them down a little bit at that point.”

Panther defensive lineman Chris Jones covered a fumble on Catholic’s next drive, giving the home offense the ball at its own 40.

Morse went 13 yards on second down before Barnes made the play of the game. A run play designed for Barnes out of the shotgun saw the Razorback verbal commit run up his own lineman’s back about 20 yards downfield. Appearing hemmed in by the sideline, Barnes ran backwards a few yards, and then straight forwards again, dodging tacklers the whole way for a 41-yard touchdown run with 11:13 left in the game.

Spencer Nickell got Cabot’s first sack of the game on the ensuing drive. Nickell dragged Price to the ground with one arm while being blocked to the ground by a Rocket lineman. The play went for a loss of 22 yards, forcing Catholic to punt.

Cabot started its drive at its own 34, and needed eight plays to score.

Burton had a 44-yard run that was reduced to 22 because of a holding penalty. Barnes later went 26 yards to the 3 before Burton did the rest, making it 28-10 with 5:33 to go.

Nickell got another sack on Catholic’s first play of the ensuing drive, this one for a 7-yard loss. A 2-yard run by Johnson and an incomplete pass forced Catholic to punt again.

Cabot took over on its own 44, and Barnes went 56 yards to the left side for the final score of the game. Martin’s extra point set the final margin with 3:41 to go.

Cabot finished with 437 yards of offense while holding Catholic to 287.

Barnes finished with 10 carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns. He had five carries for 132 yards in the fourth quarter. Morse had seven carries for 102 yards. Flores had six carries for 76 yards and a 13-yard reception.

Johnson finished with 25 carries for 170 yards and a touchdown for Catholic.

Price was held to 10 of 21 passing for 96 yards by the Cabot defense.

The Panthers (4-0, 1-0) will travel to Fort Smith to take on the Southside Mavericks next Friday. Southside, also 1-0 in conference, ran its overall record to 2-2 on Friday with a 23-20 win over Conway.

SPORTS STORY>>Bear defense shuts down LR McClellan

By RAY BENTON
Leader sports editor

The Sylvan Hills Bears won a huge conference opener Friday at Blackwood Field in Sherwood. Other than a few mishaps, the Bears dominated the defending state runner up McClellan Lions en route to a 41-20 win in an early but crucial 5A-Central matchup.

“That was the biggest win we’ve had in a while,” said Sylvan Hills coach Jim Withrow. “Last year, that was a game we wanted back really bad. So everybody wanted to play well in this one, and we really did. The defense was outstanding.”

The Bears scored two touchdowns over a two-minute span late in the second quarter to take a 28-12 lead into halftime, and continued to dominate defensively in the second half to preserve the victory.

McClellan converted a fourth and 2 to keep a scoring drive alive midway through the second period. Two plays later Caleb Hendrix went 46 yards on a misdirection play for a touchdown that made it 14-12 with 6:12 left in the half.

But Sylvan stole all the momentum from that point.

After taking over on the 33 and converting one first down, quarterback Jordan Washington hit Payton Terry with a deep pass inside the Lion 20. A penalty after the catch moved it back to the 31, but it was still good enough for a first down.

A facemask penalty at the end of a Washington run moved it to the Lion 13, and tailback Deon Youngblood did the rest on a direct snap. Mendoza made it 21-12 with 3:26 left in the second quarter.

Sylvan Hills then recovered a pooch kickoff at the McClellan 40 to keep possession of the ball. Facing fourth and 7, Washington hit Youngblood inside the Lion 10-yard line.

On third and goal, McClellan was called for pass interference in the end zone, giving Sylvan Hills a fresh set of downs at the 4, and Washington scored on a keeper up the middle for a 28-12 lead that it took into the locker room.

That momentum carried into the third quarter. Washington converted a third and long with a 12-yard run to midfield, then hit Jamar Porter inside the 10-yard line.

After another Washington run to the 1, Youngblood takes another direct snap for the score. The extra point failed, leaving Sylvan Hills with a 24-12 lead with 9:19 left in the third quarter.

After failed drives by both teams, McClellan scored on its second possession of the half when quarterback Davion Childs hit Pierre Strong with a 39-yard touchdown pass. Strong also converted for two points to make the score 34-20 with 58 seconds to go in the third.

McClellan then thought it had a fumble recovery on the ensuing possession, but roughing the passer was called, giving the Bears the ball back and a first down on their own 38.

Two plays later on third and 5, Washington hit Ryan Lumpkin with a short pass. Lumpkin shook a defender and got to the McClellan 27. Another first down moved it to the 13, and McClellan was called for pass interference on first down.

A series of penalties ended up moving the Bears back to the 13, but Washington converted on fourth and goal from the 2 and Mendoza’s kick set the final margin with 6:50 to play.

“I really think we dominated every phase of the game,” Withrow said. “You know, I expected us to win because I knew how much we wanted it. I don’t know if I expected us to win like we did. Again I have to look at the defense. They’re just better. The players have gotten better. They’re bigger, faster. I think our plan is better. We attack more. The kids are more aggressive. They’re just doing a lights out job right now.”

Things didn’t begin well for the Bears. McClellan ran the game’s opening kickoff back for a touchdown and took a 6-0 lead after Sylvan Hills stopped the two-point conversion attempt.

The two teams traded punts and the Bears started their second drive at their own 32. The Lions were called for pass interference on third and long, keeping the Bears’ drive alive, and setting up a go-ahead touchdown.

Two more plays set up another third and long, this time Washington kept for a 15-yard gain to the McClellan 35. On the very next play, he kept again on a delayed quarterback sneak up the middle for a 35-yard touchdown run.

Tito Mendoza’s extra point made it 7-6 Sylvan Hills with 3:52 left in the first quarter.

Sylvan Hills got another stop and got the ball back on their own 21 after a Lion punt.

The Bears converted four more third and longs on the drive, one a 7-yard pass to Jamar Lane on third and 6. Later on third and 4, Deon Youngblood took a direct snap 12 yards to the Lion 43.

On third and 10, Wash-ington kept for 12 yards to the 31, and then 13 more to the 18 on the next play.

Another Washington run got it to the 11-yard line. A false start penalty moved the ball back, but Washington kept again and made to the 2-yard line to set up first and goal.

A sixth-straight Wash-ington keeper pushed it into the end zone with 8:45 left in the second quarter and a 14-6 Sylvan Hills lead.

Washington finished going 13 of 28 for 200 yards passing. He also carried the ball 28 times for 144 yards and four touchdowns.

Friday, September 23, 2016

TOP STORY>>Cabot Lions start fundraiser

By JEFFREY SMITH
Leader staff writer

Motivational youth speaker Tom Thelen of Michigan brought his bullying-prevention program to Cabot’s students in fifth through 12th grades and their parents on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thelen is the author of “Victimproof,” a book about bullying in school and how to try and prevent it.

As a student, Thelen was bullied and he spoke about his experience. He speaks about overcoming the victim mindset and how to respond to bullying.

One of Thelen’s stops was at Cabot Middle School North.

“Bullying is intentional. It is a power grab, and it is repeated,” Thelen said.

Three types of bullying are physical, verbal and social.

“The kid who was bullied and felt hurt tries to get back and settle the score. Sometimes, they hurt other people, not with their fists but with words. It is important to not give someone who is bullying you a negative reaction. That is what they are looking for. You give it to them and you’re giving them power,” Thelen said.

Thelen said when he was a student he kept his anger and hurt inside and carried it around like a backpack, and it became heavy.

“I was the class clown. I was covering it up pretending I was fine. The biggest bully in all my life during those school years was my dad. I should have talked to a trusted adult,” Thelen said.

He said things got worse and he was almost kicked out of school, until he had a teacher who believed in him, when he didn’t believe in himself. She found help with a three-week counseling program that worked on character.

“Character is who you are in your heart. Character starts with the way you feel. Then it moves to things that you think about. It turns into the words that you say, then into the things you do. It then becomes a pattern and those habits become your character,” Thelen said.

“When you give up revenge, you break free from bullying. You might be bullied, but you don’t have to be a victim. Create a healthy boundary. When you learn to be the change inside yourself you can make change in others,” he said.

After the program, sixth-grader Alyssa De La Paz said the program inspired her to talk more about bullying and not to do it, because it could affect people later in life.

Sixth-grader Carson Mun-day said Thelen’s program inspired him to tell an adult if he is bullied and for them to tell the bully to stop.

Nicholas Hazeslip, also a sixth grader, said it inspired him to make a change.

“I’ve overheard kids saying they are going to bully someone, but not physically because they don’t want to get caught,” Hazeslip said.

“And they think it is alright,” sixth-grader Moira Haslip said.

“Words are more powerful than actual actions,” De La Paz said.

The Junior Auxiliary of Cabot helped bring Thelen to the Cabot School District.

TOP STORY>>Bully prevention in Cabot

By JEFFREY SMITH 
Leader staff writer

Motivational youth speaker Tom Thelen of Michigan brought his bullying-prevention program to Cabot’s students in fifth through 12th grades and their parents on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thelen is the author of “Victimproof,” a book about bullying in school and how to try and prevent it.

As a student, Thelen was bullied and he spoke about his experience. He speaks about overcoming the victim mindset and how to respond to bullying.

One of Thelen’s stops was at Cabot Middle School North.

“Bullying is intentional. It is a power grab, and it is repeated,” Thelen said.

Three types of bullying are physical, verbal and social.

“The kid who was bullied and felt hurt tries to get back and settle the score. Sometimes, they hurt other people, not with their fists but with words. It is important to not give someone who is bullying you a negative reaction. That is what they are looking for. You give it to them and you’re giving them power,” Thelen said.

Thelen said when he was a student he kept his anger and hurt inside and carried it around like a backpack, and it became heavy.

“I was the class clown. I was covering it up pretending I was fine. The biggest bully in all my life during those school years was my dad. I should have talked to a trusted adult,” Thelen said.

He said things got worse and he was almost kicked out of school, until he had a teacher who believed in him, when he didn’t believe in himself. She found help with a three-week counseling program that worked on character.

“Character is who you are in your heart. Character starts with the way you feel. Then it moves to things that you think about. It turns into the words that you say, then into the things you do. It then becomes a pattern and those habits become your character,” Thelen said.

“When you give up revenge, you break free from bullying. You might be bullied, but you don’t have to be a victim. Create a healthy boundary. When you learn to be the change inside yourself you can make change in others,” he said.

After the program, sixth-grader Alyssa De La Paz said the program inspired her to talk more about bullying and not to do it, because it could affect people later in life.

Sixth-grader Carson Mun-day said Thelen’s program inspired him to tell an adult if he is bullied and for them to tell the bully to stop.

Nicholas Hazeslip, also a sixth grader, said it inspired him to make a change.

“I’ve overheard kids saying they are going to bully someone, but not physically because they don’t want to get caught,” Hazeslip said.

“And they think it is alright,” sixth-grader Moira Haslip said.

“Words are more powerful than actual actions,” De La Paz said.

The Junior Auxiliary of Cabot helped bring Thelen to the Cabot School District.

TOP STORY>>Council aspirant in Beebe quitting

By JEFFREY SMITH
Leader staff writer

Beebe alderman candidate Joe Morgan ended his campaign for a seat on the city council on Tuesday. Morgan was running against Alderman Matt Dugger, who is seeking re-election for the Ward 3, Position 1 in the general election on Nov. 8.

Dugger was first elected to the city council in 2014.

Dugger and his attorney, Tim Blair of Cabot, filed a lawsuit on Sept. 13 questioning Morgan’s eligibility to run for public office. Morgan may be disqualified for holding any office of trust in the state with one of his two misdemeanor convictions, writing a hot check and theft.

They also requested to have the White County Election Commission remove Morgan’s name from the ballot. If Morgan’s name is on the ballot, the White County Election Commission should not count any votes cast for him, the lawsuit requested.

The Leader contacted Morgan, but he did not return phone calls.

Morgan posted on the Joe Morgan for Beebe Alderman Facebook page on Tuesday evening that he was withdrawing.

“So this is how my opponent chose best to defeat me, and through the advice of my attorney he accomplished his goal and I must withdraw. There is no such thing as a perfect candidate, but there is a such thing as a more qualified one. However, my opponent chose the easy road, and decided not to let the citizens decide who they wanted to represent them. To me this shows he only has his own interests in mind and not that of the citizens.

“But with that said I am forgiving, and pray he represents the citizens in a more upstanding manner than how obtained the position.

“Thanks again to everyone for all of the support. I will be back in 2018!!” Morgan wrote.

Dugger told The Leader on Wednesday, “I feel nobody should be above the law or be able to bend and cut corners to achieve personal gain. I don’t feel I should have to defend myself, when (Morgan) is not eligible for office. The only reason I got a lawyer is because I didn’t think justice would have been served otherwise.”

Morgan filed a petition with White County District Court on Sept. 2 to seal the records of his criminal convictions that he believes restores his eligibility to hold office.

However, his petition was filed after the election filing had closed on Aug. 19. Morgan filed to run for office on Aug. 3.

Morgan plead guilty in November 2007 in Searcy District Court to violating the Arkansas hot check law, a Class-A misdemeanor, and was ordered to pay $217 in restitution and fines. Then in August 2013, he pleaded guilty in Searcy District Court to theft of property, a Class-A misdemeanor.

He was fined $1,000 and was sentenced to 20 days of community service and a year of supervised probation, whch he completed.

The victim made a report of the theft with Searcy Police in October 2012. The man told police that in May 2011 he loaned Morgan a Taurus .38 Special handgun to use for a security job Morgan was working. When the man tried to get his pistol back, he discovered Morgan pawned the gun at Guns Plus in Searcy.

Morgan refused to give the gun owner any of the money. The gun was sold in January 2012 at a Conway gun show. The gun was valued at $400.

Morgan worked for the City of Beebe from 2001 to 2005 as a dispatcher and later as a police officer. He returned as a part-time officer in 2006 to 2007.

Morgan worked for the White County Sheriff’s Office in 2008 as a patrol deputy.

Morgan currently works for the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America as safety director and manager of education and training.

He serves on the Little Rock Workforce Development Board and was appointed by the Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Apprenticeship Coordination Steering Committee.

TOP STORY>>McNally receives six years for fraud

By JEFFREY SMITH
Leader staff writer

Circuit Court Judge Sandy Huckabee on Friday sentenced former Lonoke County Assessor John (Jack) McNally to six years in prison on several felony charges.

A stoic McNally, wearing a tan short-sleeve button-down shirt, was handcuffed at the Lonoke County Courthouse and taken into custody by the state Department of Correction after the ruling and began serving time immediately. He will be eligible for parole after serving a year in prison. McNally was ordered to pay $3,892 in restitution on the balance of a county credit card he misused and pay a $1,000 fine.

McNally, 59, pleaded guilty in June before a jury trial was to begin on the felony charges of one count of fraudulent use of a credit card, one count of possession of firearms by a felon, one count of violation of voter eligibility and two counts of violation of political practice pledge for falsification.

Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck Graham requested McNally be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

McNally entered a not guilty plea to the charges in July 2015.

He was arrested in May 2015 after State Police completed an investigation following a lengthy legislative audit. Graham requested an investigation in November 2014 after irregularities showed up in the state legislative audit report.

McNally served as county assessor from January 2011 to December 2014, but lost his race for a third, two-year term to Jerrel Maxwell.

State Police discovered during the investigation that McNally had been convicted in 1986 for theft of federal government property.

According to the affidavit, he pleaded guilty then, was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation for three years. The original indictment was for five counts of theft of 4,804 camouflage cold-weather field coats made under contract for the Defense Department.

That federal felony conviction made it illegal for McNally to vote, hold office or possess a weapon.

There was nothing in court paperwork to indicate his record had been expunged, as the former assessor said he believed, according to the most recent affidavit.

State Police also obtained copies of a “Political Practices Pledge” form and a “Candidate Filing Form Affidavit of Eligibility” from the county clerk’s office. McNally signed both in 2010 and 2014. They indicated he was not a felon.

A State Police investigator interviewing McNally at his home in April 2015 seized a loaded .38-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun that was in plain sight.

According to the legislative audit report, McNally opened a fuel credit card account in the county’s name in 2011. As of July 2014, the balance owed was $2,329. Charges on the card for personal fuel totaled $11,333. Payments were made for $9,004.

State law prohibits elected offices from lending credit to private individuals. According to the affidavit, McNally said he used the fuel while on county business.

McNally was represented by attorney Hubert Alexander of Jacksonville.

Alexander told Judge Huckabee during the sentencing hearing that McNally has not been in trouble with the law in 30 years and recommended McNally receive probation instead of being sent to prison.

“The local politicians are licking their lips. They want to send him to the penitentiary and make a big example of him,” Alexander said.

“He had a gun at his house — big deal,” Alexander added.

Alexander said McNally had not cost the citizens of Lonoke County.

“Who did he hurt? Nobody except other politicians. It is going to make headlines in tomorrow’s paper,” Alexander said.

McNally, without family present, took the witness stand. He explained why he did not mark that he was a felon on the political practice pledge.

“I believed the federal charges were expunged,” McNally told the court.

The gun McNally had was for home protection, he said.

“I was wrong. I’m guilty. I’m terribly sorry for the crimes I have committed,” McNally said.

McNally said he was a heavy equipment operator for Welspun pipe company. He planned to work for seven more years, until retiring at 67.

He said his wife has been supportive and his children are worried about their father.

A riled-up Graham said the sentencing is not a political cause. “In January 2011, McNally raised his hand and was sworn in as assessor. McNally knew he was a felon. He knew it was a lie and that he wasn’t supposed to be there,” the prosecutor said.

“Voting is sacred. This is not personal. He hurt thousands of people who voted for him. He did it repeatedly until he was defeated,” Graham said.

He said McNally was a felon and does not have the right to have a gun. He did not purchase his gun at a store the right way, he had to get it from an individual, Graham said.

“He stole from the federal government and Lonoke County. What he did was an outrage. We can’t tolerate this. We need to hold people accountable,” Graham said.

Huckabee said people place trust in the election system. Elected officials take an oath to support the Constitution and to faithfully perform the duties of office.

McNally betrayed that trust, the judge said.

In 2006, McNally was also the subject of a three-week investigation as a Cabot code- enforcement officer.

He was accused of taking lawnmowers, barbecue grills and a swing set from a backyard so it could be mowed.

He wasn’t prosecuted then because there was not enough evidence to support criminal charges.

EDITORIAL>>They serve and protect

The recent town hall meetings hosted by police departments in Jacksonville and Lonoke look even more impressive following the fatal police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, N.C.

The two local police departments hosted town hall meetings at their community centers at the same time on Sept. 8 and reassured residents they’re getting well served while their rights are being protected.

Jacksonville Police Chief Kenny Boyd and Lonoke Police Chief Patrick Mulligan spoke to about 45 people in each town. Their aim was to tell residents that their police departments respect the needs of their communities and will do everything to avoid needless violence.

Communication and community were two words used often at the town hall forums, where respect for individual rights do not obviate the need to serve and protect law-abiding residents.

“We can improve the police department with community relations,” Boyd said. He urged residents to come forward if they have concerns about the police and avoid potential problems before they get out of control.

Police officers often have just seconds to decide if their lives are in danger. If they make the wrong decision, they’re branded as villains and will be charged with manslaughter and become a national story.

Boyd said a good police department starts with recruiting, “so you do not get bad cops. There is a screening process to maintain the integrity of that officer. We have monitors in place. We will have some that slip through, absolutely. We will address those as they come to us,” Boyd said.

Mulligan, who expressed similar sentiments, is determined to serve the people of Lonoke with integrity and respect. “I might have to arrest someone, but I’ll hand them a card and say call if we can help you in any way,” Mulligan said in explaining his philosophy to serve and protect. “I had spent a lot of time visiting church leaders about the community and this was the next step.”

Mulligan also looks ahead before there’s trouble. He said he offers free counseling and free anger management classes in the jail led by local pastors, for prisoners and parolees. “In some jails, people are locked up and forgotten. That doesn’t help in any way with rehabilitation. We talk and visit our prisoners and see what we can do to help them when they are released.”

That’s how you make a difference in law enforcement. Good policing pays dividends in the future. Both town halls were effective and, especially since the tragic news in Tulsa and Charlotte, they should be held more often not just in Jacksonville and Lonoke but throughout the area. We don’t need to make national headlines here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

OBITUARIES >> 9-24-16

BETTY BRAY

Betty Carol Baker Bray went to be with the Lord on Sept. 21.

She was the daughter of the late John and Ruby Baker of the Woodlawn community and of Beebe.

Betty was married for 42 years to the late Carl E. Bray of DeValls Bluff.

She is survived by her daughter, Carlyn Bray, of Ward; two grandsons, John Carl Tyler of Memphis, and Jason and Leann Tyler of Corning; two great-grandchildren, Duncan Alexander and Kairi Rachelle Tyler of Corning; two granddaughters, Shonda and Abby Burlison; her sister, Wanda and Gary McMahan of Alpena, and her son-in-law, Michael Tyler, of Pocahontas.

She was preceded in death by her two daughters, Cheryl Bray Tyler of Pocahontas and Donna C. Bray of Ward; one brother and sister-in-law Vernon and Dorothy Baker of North Little Rock.

Betty loved life, her family and her church family and had numerous friends.

Memorials may be made to Busy Hands On Missions, 15811 Hwy. 31 N., Ward, Ark. 72176.

The family will receive friends from 6 till 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at First Baptist Church in Cabot, with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home.

EVENTS >> 9-24-16

BETHLEHEM CHURCH SUPPER IS TODAY 

Bethlehem Methodist Church will hold its annual spaghetti supper fundraiser at 4:30 p.m. today for its Christmas Road to Bethlehem holiday display and open houses.

The church is at 2540 Bethlehem Road in Lonoke County.

Larry Weathers will perform, and a bake sale and cake auction will be held. There is a minimum charge for adult and children’s dinners, but donations will be appreciated.

The Christmas Road to Bethlehem is an annual display of 37 lighted outdoor scenes depicting the Christmas story.

The church also hosts several open houses with entertainment featuring local groups and guests during the Christmas season.

JACKSONVILLE SENIOR CENTER BUNCO BASH TODAY

The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will hold its annual bunco bash and silent auction at 4 p.m. today at Landmark Baptist Church. Admission is $25, which includes dinner. All proceeds benefit the Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activities Center.

For more information, call 501-982-7531.

The senior center will offer an 8-week safety class called “A Matter of Balance” on managing concerns about falls. The class begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 100 Victory Circle. Seniors who are concerned about balance or falling are invited to attend.

For more information, or to register, call 501-982-7531.

GIRLS SCOUTS HOLD FREE SKATING, INFO SESSION
The Juliette Low Service Unit of the Girl Scouts Diamonds - Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will hold an informational meeting from 3:30 till 5:30 p.m. today at Joyland Skate Center, 2020 South Second St. in Cabot.

Parents and girls from kindergarten through 12th grade in the Cabot, Beebe, Lonoke, Carlisle, England and Hazen school districts interested in learning more about joining a Girl Scout troop are invited.

Admission and skating will be free, but there must be a parent or guardian present with each child. Volunteers and Girl Scouts from the service unit will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information, contact Beverly Keathley at beverlykeathley@yahoo.com or 501-606-1539.

BEEBE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ICE-CREAM SOCIAL

Beebe Christian Church will hold an ice-cream social at 6 p.m. Sunday with fellowship and congregational singing, special music and a message from Doug Fry. Everyone is welcome.

The church is at 205 W. Georgia St. in Beebe.

GOSPEL CONCERT SUNDAY AT ZION HILL BAPTIST 

The gospel group 2nd Generation will perform for free at Zion Hill Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday. The group’s members include Randy Barnes of Cabot, Brenda Denney and Elaine Robinson.

The church is at 11923 Zion Hill Road near Hwys. 89 and 107, four miles west of Cabot. Call 501-988-4989 for more information.

JACKSONVILLE CITIZEN POICE MEETING ON MONDAY 

The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Jacksonville Police Station, 1400 Marshall Road. All graduates of the citizens police academy are invited. For more information, call Eleanor Loyd at 501-412-4115 or e-mail mselliel@centurytel.net.

CABOT AARP PLANS POTLUCK SUPPER ON MONDAY

Cabot’s AARP chapter will meet at 6 p.m. Monday for a potluck supper at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St.

A short business meeting will be followed by guest speaker Kathy Ball, director of A Veteran’s Best Friend Ministry, which trains dogs to assist veterans with PTSD.

GOSPEL MEETING AT McARTHUR DRIVE CHURCH

A Gospel meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the McArthur Drive Church of Christ in Jacksonville, 1807 McArthur Drive.

Bruce Reeves of Conway will speak each night.

16TH SECTION CRIME WATCH MEETING THURSDAY 

The 16th Section of Lonoke County Crime Watch will hold elections for board members at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the community center on Hwy 319. Available positions are president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and three general board seats. Nominations will be accepted at the meeting.

KEEP SHERWOOD BEAUTIFUL SHREDS PAPER FREE

Keep Sherwood Beautiful will hold its annual fall shredathon from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Walmart Neighborhood Store parking lot at 8801 Hwy. 107.

Shred-it, a document destruction company, will provide free shredding service for the public to bring and safely dispose of personal documents.

No magazines, junk mail or newspapers or cardboard will be accepted. Metal such as book rings and fastenings should be removed, except for staples.

LONOKE CHAMBER TRAPSHOOT FUNDRAISER OCT. 1

The Lonoke Chamber of Commerce will hold its 14th annual trap-shoot fundraiser from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Remington Gun Club, 1682 Hwy. 15.

Free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and bottled water will be given to all participants. Kids will also get to shoot BB guns for free and receive free archery instruction.

CLASSIFIEDS >> 9-21-16

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Pathfinder, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its monthly Board meeting, 10:00 a.m, Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Donald W. Reynolds Administration and Treatment Center, 2520 W. Main St., Jacksonville, AR.


SERVICES

HARRELL LAWN Service, specializing in hedge trimming, flower beds, mowing and edging. (501) 259-1607.

PERSONAL TOUCH Lawncare. All push mowing, blowing and edging. Call anytime (501) 772-3240.

DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT children $125.00. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. 1-888-733-7165, call us toll FREE 24/7.


HELP WANTED

HVAC SERVICE Tech needed. Experience preferred. Benefits available. Fax resume to 501-941-3920 or apply in person at 15 Commercial Drive, Cabot, M-F, 8 am-4 pm. No calls please.

NOW HIRING: full-time and part-time housekeepers and laundry persons. Experience preferred. Com in person at Best Western, 1600 John Harden Drive, Jacksonville.

MANAGERS FOOD/RETAIL: Federal employment opportunity including benefits! Must have 3 years food/retail management experience and be willing to relocate. Apply at canteenrecruiter@gmail.com.

FUN WORK. Great Pay. Start Now! Not too good to be true. We have fun! We work! We get paid weekly and we only promote from within. Must be 18 or older and able to work full-time. $350/week to start. Sign-on bonus for those selected this week. If you are in need of work or tired of your current job, Call today! (501) 605-1377.

EARN $500 A DAY: Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Wants Insurance Agents • Leads, No Cold Calls • Commissions Paid Daily • Agency Training • Life License Required. Call 1-888-713-6020.

CDL Flatbed Drivers Needed $600.00 Sign on Bonus. Great pay, Health Ins, Retirement Plan, Vacation, Holiday Pay, Home Weekly, 90% No-Tarp, Uniforms and Jackets Provided. Earn $45,000.00 to $60,000.00 Yr. Call Chuck or Jeremy 501-945-1433. Apply in person: 5007 E. Broadway, NLR.
We’re Looking for a few good drivers. Join Our Team! $5000 Sign on bonus. Drivers are home every weekend. Great benefits, paid holidays and miles. New equipment. Dry vans. Local family owned and operated. Must be 23 years of age and have a valid class A Commercial Drivers License. 2 years over the road experience is a must. With You for the Long Haul. ThompsonTrans.net or call (501) 228-8800.
25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW - at Steven's Transport! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! EARN $900 PER WEEK! PAID CDL TRAINING! All costs covered! 1-877-649-3153. Drive4Stevens.com.


YARD SALES

YARD SALE, 9/23 and 24, 7 am-? 15 Foxfire, Jax. A little of everything.

YARD SALE, 9/24, 6:30 am-1 pm, 108 Foxcrest Cv., Jax. Household, Christmas, lawn  equipment, tools, clothes, music, etc.

GARAGE SALE, 9/24, 7 am-4 pm, 204 Braden St., Jax. Something for everyone!

NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE yard sale,  9/24, 7 am-? Northwood Acres, turn right onto Tecumseh, off of T.P. White.

CHURCH PARKING Lot Sale/Estate Sale, Fri. 9/23 and Sat, 9/24, 8 am, Apostolic Revival Church, 1150 Peyton St., Ward. Everything must go! Furniture and a little bit of everything.

3-FAMILY YARD sale, 9/23 and 24, 64 Vise Ln., Cabot.


AUCTION

FARM and CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT Auction - Thurs. - Fri, Oct. 13-14 • 9AM, 2408 Hwy 64 West Wynne, AR 72396. Equipment to sell at this auction? Ad Deadline: Wed. Sept. 28th . Live Online bidding @proxibid.com Details: www.witcherauctions.com , 870-238-1400 AALB#’s 2100, 2101, 10% BP on first $2500 ea. item sold, $250 max BP per item.

FARM and RANCH OPEN CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Sat.  Sept 24  @ 8:30 A.M. - 1401 Hwy 5, Romance, AR. JD Tractors/Backhoe, Farm implements, Field Equip.,Trucks,  Trailers, Horse Trailer w/living quarters, and much more. 10% Buyer’s premium up to $2500. Go to: www.nealdavisauctioneers.com or auctionzip.com ID 19078  for listing and pictures. Neal Davis, Broker/Auctioneer AALB #1, 501-940-2138 or  Jason Davis, AALB #1202 at  501-454-3382.


VEHICLES and ACCESSORIES

2000 CADILLAC El Dorado, bad motor, good straight body, light blue w/dk. blue top, $2,000. (501) 749-9882.

2002 DURAMAX rear end out of a 3500, 8-bolt pattern w/brake assembly, $500 obo. (501) 352-8484, Jim.

2000 HONDA Accord, good A/C, $1,000 cash. (501) 351-6747.

2000 PETERBILT, $12,000. (501) 350-3195.

1959 CHEVROLET Apache 38 1-ton cab, chassis, all original, runs, needs master cyl. $3,500. (501) 940-0819.

‘03 CORVETTE, 50th Anniv. Edition, new cond., 14,500 miles, $25,000. (501) 940-0819.

USED WHEEL weights, 40¢ per lb. (501) 940-0819.

2005 BUICK Lacrosse CXL, silver, leather, sunroof, heated seats, 134,176 mi., 23 mpg, $4,200 obo. (501) 254-8204 after 5 pm.

1999 CHEVROLET Malibu LS, clean vehicle, A/C, V6, new brakes, tires good condition, 126,500 miles, $4,295, (501) 837-7225.

1991 S-10 bed, $100. (501) 744-9004.

380 HIGH performance Chevy motor w/brass lifter sleeves and more, $5,000. (501) 744-9004.

NEW TIRES, P225/75/R16 Goodyear Wrangler ST on Dodge rims, $100 ea. (501) 744-9004.

DOVE TAIL, 5’x9’ diamond plate steel trailer, $800. (501) 744-9004.

‘99 PONTIAC Sunfire, blown engine, does not run but has multiple new parts and body is in great condition. Make offer. (501) 266-2837.

GMC SONOMA, 1994, Vortec V-6, less than 100,000 miles but needs repair (oil pressure drops), second owner, $1,800. 983-1445.

2011 FORD Fiesta 4-door, well-maintained, 65,320 miles, excellent condition, good gas mileage, $7,500. (501) 519-6858.

2008 HONDA Fit Sport, auto., A/C and heat, 4 new tires, radio and CD player, runs good but high miles, cruise, exc. gas mileage, $4,500 obo. (501) 231-6383.

1981 CHEVROLET Silverado long-bed truck (antique), rebuilt motor and overall very good mechanical condition, toolbox, good tires, $3,600. (504) 214-8908 or (504) 819-0353.

CHROME BULL bar brush guard, fits 607 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. (501) 681-0658.


RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

2013 BASS Tracker Pro 175, 17.5’, includes breakaway neck trailer w/spare, 60 hp. 4-stroke Mercury eng. (approx. 30 hrs.), chrome prop, 2 live wells, 6 under-deck storage compartments, Minnkota trolling motor, depth finder, 3 batteries w/charger, boat and motor covers, $13,000. Pics. avail. (501) 743-0225, Joe.

CRAPPIE JR., flat bottom 14’ boat, 25 hp. Evinrude 2-stroke, Minnkota fish/depth finder, trailer, $2,500. Pics. avail. (501) 743-0225, Joe.

2005 COUGAR Keystone 30’ 5th wheel camper, sleeps 6, hitch included, $8,000. (501) 676-6887.

PARTING OUT, camper, power converter, ice box, 12 gallon water tank, propane cook stove and 100 lb. propane bottle, all for $250. (501) 744-9004.

LAKE JON 14’ flat-bottom boat w/trailer and Evinrude motor, $500. (501) 744-9004.

USED CLUB car golf cart, recently serviced, $2,200 obo. (501) 412-3398.

2006 FOREST River Cherokee 27G, sleeps 6, queen bedroom, bath and kitchen, A/C, heater, rear bumper tow package, sway/stabilizer bars, hitch, $6,950. (870) 692-6424.

2005 BASS Tracker boat, BT175, 50 hp. 2-stroke Mercury motor, 46 lb. electric trolling motor and fish finder, trailer, $5,800 obo. (501) 286-7268.

2000 FLEETWOOD RV Wilderness travel trailer, bumper pull, 20’, $4,500. (501) 982-1690 or 772-7245.


LAWN and FARM EQUIPMENT

CRAFTSMAN 46” cut riding mower, perfect condition, $900 firm. (501) 416-8107.

SEVERAL NON-WORKING riding mowers and parts, mainly John Deere, make offer. (501) 351-2931.

WANTED TO buy: broken zero-turn or non-running riding lawnmower, Call/text: (501) 766-8386.

1984 CHEVROLET C60 truck w/16’ grain bed dump, runs good, $3,000. (870) 552-5109, Lonoke/Cabot area.

TROYBILT RIDING lawnmower, parting out. (501) 983-1445.

YARD MAN 42” riding lawnmower, new blades, spindles and belts, $325. (501) 605-2274.

KABOTA TRACTOR tire, 25x850/14, new tire and rim; front tine tiller; push lawnmower. 843-5475.


ANIMALS, PETS and SUPPLIES

HAY FOR Sale in Austin, good mixed grass, in barn, 4x5 net-wrapped, first cut, 2nd cut coming soon. Local delivery. Call (501) 416-8107 anytime.

FREE TO good home, 8 wk. old puppies, Box/yellow Lab mix. (501) 765-2456.

BOER GOATS, some have won blue ribbons at the fair, $75-$250. (501) 350-3195.

FREE BLACK and white kittens, and mother cat (Persian w/blue eyes) to good home. (501) 607-1429.

8 MO. old boxer mix, free to good home, shots up-to-date. (501) 551-3390.

LARGE DOG crate, 42” long, 28” high, front and side doors, great condition, $55. (501) 605-1701, Cabot.

PET CARRYING crate w/handle, medium size, $25. (501) 605-1701, Cabot.

120 GALLON fish tank, complete w/filters and hoods, 2 stands (1 wood, 1 metal), includes fish, $250. (501) 744-9004.

10 ROOSTERS, 2 male geese. (501) 438-3930.

FREE APPLEHEAD Chihuahua, 4 yrs. old, 308 Walnut Rd., Jax. (501) 533-9567.

GERMAN SHEPHERD, 1-2 yrs. old, good w/kids, house-trained. (714) 624-6556.

FREE KITTENS, 5 mos. old, male, white w/orange. (501) 412-3008.

FREE 5 mo. old Calico, female. (501) 412-3008.

DOG CRATE, large, $45. (870) 552-0038.


MISCELLANEOUS

TWIN-SIZE, BRAND new Invacare hospital bed, $1,325. (501) 749-8667.

PR. size 12/13 diabetic shoes, black, good condition, $89. (501) 749-8667.

GOLF CLUBS: Ping I2 irons, Taylor woods, Golfsmith putter, Hogan bag, $595. 749-8667.

BRAND NEW blood pressure cuff, Life Source$28; new metal walking cane, good condition, $22; backpack, new, $30. 749-8667.

HONDA 3800 generator, like new, used very little, electric start, $900 firm. (501) 416-8107.

FREE FIREWOOD, several cords, Macon area, huge oak on ground, cut to firewood length, bring log splitter and help. 804-1616, Jack.

100 LB. propane tank, $75. (501) 580-1805, Beebe.

BASKETBALL GOAL, adjustable height, $40. (501) 266-2732.

MEN’S NAME brand shirts, L and XL, $5 ea. 391-2388.

FIRST EDITION of Roots by Alex Haley, w/dust cover, good condition, $35. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

PIANO, PECAN wood, circa 1970, works splendidly, has a few minor scratches on one leg and 2 scratches on top, recently tuned, $500 obo. (501) 941-8595.

SM. and med. Men’s clothing from The Gap, all different; men’s sneakers, sz. 10-10.5, Leather sz. 10.5 men’s shoes; Men’s pants, Gap, 31/30 and 31/32; Nike windbreaker sports jacket; women’s clothing, sz. 16-20; turquioise wooden necklace w/earrings from Hawaii; assorted purses. (501) 983-4579.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, jewel colors, bulbs and ornaments from Tuesday Morning; wreaths, seasonal, asst. (501)983-4579.

TAVERNER DART board by Sportscraft, Great Britian, antique, weighs 10 lbs., new condition, $20. (870) 674-7251, Sherwood.

POST HOLE digger, Continental, $275. Pics. avail. (501) 743-9469 after 6 pm.

FREE FIREWOOD, you MUST cut and haul, 2 lots, several trees. (501) 743-8095, Jim.

KUERIG COFFEE maker w/stand. (501) 983-4579.

FOOTBALL CARDS and football action figures. (501) 952-6827.

BICYCLE CARRIER, Sardis 4-bike carrier, used very little, $75. 982-6103, Jax.

TAYLOR MADE driver, Jet Speed, adjustable head, very good condition, 982-6103, Jax.

ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE fishing gear, 1950s wood fishing lures, tackle boxes, plastic worms and more, $600 obo. (501) 351-6010.

CROSSBOW, BARNET Quad 4 w/case and arrows w/Simmon’s 4x32 scope, like new, $350. (501) 744-9004.

LARGE 1800s antique travel chest, $500. (501) 744-9004.

2 PLAYSTATION 2’s - 60 games, 2 game sharks and 8 memory cards, $500 obo. (501) 744-9004.

TEDDY BEARS, K-Mart Christmas collection from 1987 and up, more than 25 in set, $500. (501) 744-9004.

BERKEL MEAT slicer, good condition, $800 obo. (501) 744-9004.

LARGE ALBINO Burmese python snake skin, 18’ long, 1’ wide, $300. (501) 744-9004.

LARGE PLAYHOUSE, 12’ long, 8’ wide, 7’ tall, needs painting, $500. (501) 744-9004.

CAST IRON tub and large, deep cast iron kitchen sink, $500. (501) 744-9004.

250 GALLON propane tank, $200. (501) 744-9004.

CERAMIC FLOOR tile, 1’ square, (501) 744-9004.

OLD DROP safe, 1” plate, steel w/2 doors, $200. (501) 744-9004.

METAL UNDERPINNING, 150 running feet by 3’ tall, $50. (501) 744-9004.

3 BEAUTIFUL Nutcracker soldiers, 23” high, $50 for all. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

MILLER HIGH-FREQUENCY arc starter, HF-2510-1, $200. 288-0850.

JACUZZI WHIRLPOOL bath, excellent condition, white, 32” wide x 60” long, $175 obo. (501) 428-6205, Ron.

(2) 250 gallon propane tanks. (501) 843-8348.

SET OF white patio doors, excellent condition, 72” wide x 80” tall w/lock sets, $200 obo. (501) 941-8595.

FREE PINE cones, you pick up. (501) 676-2952.

Men’s black tuxedo, nice, satin lapels, 46 reg. pants and 46 jacket, 2 shirts, 2 ties, 2 cumberbunds, $60 obo.; men’s women’s and children’s clothes and shoes, all sizes, dress and casual, good cond., nothing over $2. (501) 843-4890.

SET OF nice snow skis, AC2 Unlimited w/poles, make offer, (501) 843-4890.

SMALL RM. heater w/remote, $70. (870) 552-0038.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS UP TO $25,000 per household with Government Money set aside for these improvements! WANTED 10 Homes needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS! Save Hundreds of $$$$!!!! Free Estimate. Payments $59/Mo. No money down. Senior and Military discounts 866-668-8681wac.

Panther Creek Carports – 10x 20x7 Factory direct, $598.  Offer good through Sept. 30. Call 1-501-835-7222 OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR | Since 1976 Rated for 90 mph winds and 20 lbs snow loads.


FURNITURE and APPLIANCES

2 TVs w/built-in DVD players. (501) 941-8573, afternoons only.

SOLID OAK table, 6’x4’ w/chairs and 2’ leaf, good condition, $350. (501) 743-8593.

MICROWAVE OVEN, over-the-range, cream, $25. (501) 266-2732.

LARGE ORCHID picture, very tall and wide, 2 end tables, new, round end table, large rug, new lamps. (501) 983-4579.

2 SOFAS, antique design, fairly new, excellent condition, pics. avail. $400 obo. (501) 590-0394.

CAST IRON insert or free-standing firebox, 40” W, 29” H, 32” D, great for home, shop or hunting lodge, needs painting, $300. Pics. avail. (501) 743-9469 after 6 pm.

COUCH, 7’, double recliner, blue, includes free blue recliner, $125. 843-3476.

FRIGIDAIRE, BLACK smooth top cook stove, 6 yrs. old, $165. (501) 626-0023, Ward.

BEAUTYREST MATTRESS and box spring, double, very good condition, $45 for set. (501) 605-1701, Cabot.

5-PC. WROUGHT iron patio set; queen-size mattress and box springs; vintage oblong enamel table and 2 chairs; Peacock chair; 3-pc. white decorative lawn furniture set. 940-5972.

LARGE ANTIQUE 4-pc. entertainment center w/glass doors and shelves, interior lights. Pics. avail., $2,500. (501) 744-9004.

A/C WINDOW unit, 110 wat, $100. (501) 744-9004.

1/2 BED w/box springs and mattress, 2 sets of sheets and comforters included; dresser; living room rug; lift chair. Very good condition. (501) 590-3360.

KENMORE WATER saver washer, near new, used only 1 yr., white, perfect condition, $200. (501) 605-0404.

GRINNELL BROTHERS oak piano, $450 obo. (501) 606-1090, Marie.

GE CHEST-TYPE freezer, 28x45, $50. (501) 882-5306.

KIMBALL UPRIGHT piano, $1,500. (501) 837-8886, after 4 pm.

QUEEN-SIZE box springs, $35. (501) 605-1407, Cabot.

DRESSER and mirror, $350; lighted China cabinet, $175; (870) 552-0038.

MATTRESS and box spring, pillowtop, double, used 6 mos. excellent condition, pd. $600, asking $200 obo. (870) 256-4781, Des Arc.


WANTED

WANTED: GOOD running moped. (501) 286-4120.


COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

900 SF commercial lease space, 106 Rainbow, Cabot, $500 per month for the 1st year, no deposit required. Call Robert Vowell at Vowell Realty, (501) 605-1212.

GREAT OFFICE space for lease in Jacksonville, approximately 1,000 sq. ft. Call (501) 743-0766 for an appointment today.


LOTS and ACREAGE

ROMANCE - 2 acres, owner fin. Cleared, septic, county water, electric, mobiles okay, $750 down, $255 month. (501) 551-1982.


RENTALS

Lease Specials for New Move-Ins!  Rent a three bedroom and take $500 off the first month’s rent. Little Rock Family Housing, 101 Arkansas Blvd., Jacksonville, AR 72076. littlerock-family-housing.com. Make your reservation! 501-983-9044. All specials available for new move-ins in select units for 12-month lease and will be given on approved credit or HMO referral. Excludes move-overs and those already assigned a home.

IN BEEBE: very nice, 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath apartments. All utilities paid including basic cable. Washer and dryer furnished. $700 month. Twin Lakes Apartments. Call Lisa at 278-0498.

NICE 2 and 3 bedroom duplexes for rent in Ward. All brick, energy efficient, very spacious, $675 monthly. Cabot School District. Call (501) 422-8416.

230 COOK St., Ward. 2 bedroom, 1 bath frame house. CH and A, range and fridge, washer/dryer connections, huge lot, $550 month, $400 deposit, references checked. (501) 690-9675,  texts preferred.

3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, all electric mobile home on 1/2 acre, Cabot Schools. Lawn and garbage paid, no pets, $650 month, $400 deposit. (501) 259-8404.


HOUSES FOR SALE

ENGLAND, AR home for sale by owner - 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,555 sq. ft., corner lot, large trees, many extras. 521 East St. John St., $161,000. (501) 993-4420.

LOOK AT that! 3 bedroom, 1 bath in Jacksonville, fenced-in backyard. Call (501) 743-0766 for an appointment today!


MOBILE HOMES

USED MOBILE HOME for Sale - $13,300. Call 501-653-3202.

Repossessed mobile homes. Move in ready. No rent option, but buying could be cheaper than rent! Owner financing on select homes with approved credit. 501-588-3300.