Wednesday, October 19, 2016

OBITUARIES >> 10-19-16


Billy Lester Fason left this world Oct. 16 at the age of 64. He retired from the Air Force and lived in Cabot.

He was a business owner in Jacksonville and was a member of his local Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; four children, Chad, Tammy, Billy Roy and Kimberly, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home, 501-982-2136.

EVENTS >> 10-19-16


Keep Sherwood Beautiful will hold its fall cleanup at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jack Evans Senior Center, 2301 Thornhill Drive.

Volunteers are needed and will be able to choose to pick-up litter or work on a beautification project.

Volunteers will be provided gloves, orange safety vests and plastic bags. Free transportation to cleanup areas will also be available.

After the work is done, everyone will return to the senior center for a free lunch donated by Popeye’s and Two Sisters Cafe. There will be drawings for prizes and free Keep Arkansas Beautiful T-shirts.

To sign up or for more information, call the Keep Sherwood Beautiful office at 501-835-4699.


The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center’s annual Beans and Cornbread fundraiser lunch will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the senior center, 100 Victory Circle.

Meals can be eaten there or taken to go.

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the senior center or from the city’s human resources office at city hall.

Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information or for tickets, call Jill Ross at 501-982-4671.


The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser and silent auction from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday in the Jacksonville Police Department’s FEMA room, 1400 Marshall Road.

“Come join us for pancakes, sausage and drinks, bid on our special silent auction items,” the announcement said.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids under 10 years old. They can be purchased from Police Academy alumni. Proceeds will support the police department and its officers.

For more information, call 501-256-4487.


Oak Grove First Baptist Church in Austin will celebrate its 125th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be served after the service.

Activities for all ages will be held throughout the day.

“We invite all former members and former pastors to attend. We would love to have all our friends and friends we haven’t met yet to attend. Come one, come all and expect a blessing. God is good all the time, all the time God is good,” according to the announcement.

The church is at 500 Oakgrove Road.


Cabot AARP will hold a potluck supper and short business meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St.

Cabot Parks Director Travis Young will speak and share a slideshow about ongoing improvements at the community center.


The Community in Unity Chorus in Jacksonville continues to recruit new members. The newly formed singing troupe will be holding open rehearsals at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1506 Loop Road, from 3:30 till 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 20.

The group is planning holiday-season performances.


American Legion Post 308 in Jacksonville is recruiting new members. Veterans, and their spouses, who served in any branch of the military during the Second World War, the Korean and Vietnam wars, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama or the Gulf War.

Post 308 meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church’s Connection Center, 308 W. Main St. To join, call Howard L. Howard at 501-985-0917 or email


A flu-shot clinic will be held at the Lonoke Community Center, 1355 W. Front St., from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Shots are free, but participants are asked to bring their insurance information. For more information, call 501-676-2268.


Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held several times a week at the Church of Christ Friend’s House in Cabot, 500 N. Second St. Closed meetings, which are limited to alcoholics or people who want to stop drinking, are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. A closed discussion for women is held at 2 p.m. Sundays. Open meetings, which are for people who want to learn more about alcoholism and recovery, are held at 8 p.m. Fridays. An open-book study session is held at 10 a.m. Saturdays.


The Venue performance and events center in Cabot will host a gospel-music series called Jubilee Nights at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Hallelujah Harmony Quartet and Heaven’s Echoes will perform.

Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

“Come and be blessed with an evening of great gospel music,” the announcement said.

For information, call Darrell Tullos at 501-628-1861.

The Venue is at 1800 S. Pine St.


The Cabot Public Library will host a local history fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The event is free and open to the public.

Local historians Rusty Eisenhower and R.D. Keever will speak about the restoration of the Old Austin Pioneer Cemetery and exhibit local Civil War artifacts. Presentations on Pearl Harbor and the Veteran’s History Project are also scheduled.

Archeologists from the Arkansas Archaeology Survey at UAPB will answer questions and identify artifacts like arrowheads, spearpoints, pottery and more.

Ancient ceramics will be displayed representing nearly 2,600 years of Native American pottery in Arkansas.

Representatives from the Lonoke County Historical Association, the Cabot Museum of American History, the Daughters of the American Revolution and Lonoke County Genealogy will discuss their work to preserve and promote history.

The library is at 909 W. Main St. For more information, call Leisa Horness at 855-572-6657, ext. 102 or email or Kathleen Frankl at 855-572-6657, ext. 103 or email


The Sherwood city clerk is selling bricks for $100 each that will be engraved with donors’ names and placed at the historic Roundtop Filling Station.

The Roundtop Buy a Brick Campaign will help support the upkeep of the building, which was recently renovated and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“You may have the brick etched with your name, your business name or someone’s name you wish to honor,” according to the announcement.

Checks should be made out to the City of Sherwood, write “Roundtop Brick” in the check’s memo and mail them to Sherwood City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 6256, Sherwood, Ark. 72124.

Dec. 31 is the deadline to buy a brick. For more information, call the mayor’s office at 501-835-6620 or email Guinn Massey at


The Zyndall Raney Band will perform from 7:30-10 p.m. Friday at the People Helping People in Amagon (Jackson County) Hwy. 14 and from 7 till 10 p.m. Saturday at Ward Country Dance, Exit 25, Hwy. 67/167. No smoking or alcohol permitted. For more information, visit or call 870-512-8447.


The Tri-Community Fire Department will hold a fish-fry fundraiser from 4 till 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Station 1 on Hwy. 321 E and Bear Road in Austin. Catfish, chicken, baked beans, French fries and all the trimmings, plus dessert, and a drink will be served. Plates for adults are $13, kids 5 to 12 years olds are $5, children under 5 years are free.

Proceeds will help buy equipment for the fire department. For more information, call 501-213-6444 or 501-843-3336


Ward’s Harvest Fest will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Ward Chamber Building, 80 W. Second St. The event is free. There will be hayrides, a petting zoo, games, an outdoor concert, a cake walk and bounce houses. Food and concessions will be available to purchase.


Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville will hold its annual Harvest Share Celebration from 5 till 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

“It will be a great time of fun for family and friends of all ages. There will be a hayride, food, games and a climbing wall,” according to the announcement.

The church is at 1117 N. James St. For more information, call 501-985-2502.

CLASSIFIEDS >> 10-19-16


FREE BIBLE Correspondence course, send request to: 302 Stonewall Dr., Jacksonville, AR 72076.


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

FOR ALL of your carpentry and remodeling needs - metal roofs, decks, privacy fences, doors, windows, floor repairs and coverings. 25 years of experience. Call (501) 266-0410.


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.

Local distribution center looking for 10-15 people to set up and display in customer service, 2nd shift. No experience, $725 week, weekly pay. Call for interview at 501-605-1851.

HELP WANTED: Evening shifts, must be 21+ years of age. Apply in person at Diamond Liquor, 8200 Landers Rd., NLR.

OWNER OPS only! Up to 80% gross on flatbed freight! Home weekends. Permits provided. File/pay fuel taxes. Owner ops lease on today! CDL-A, 25 yr., 2 yr. OTR experience. (870) 336-9051.

CABOT SITE DIRECTOR/Program  Administrator - Lonoke County Council on Aging.  Qualifying candidate will be responsible for planning and directing a senior center in Cabot, AR and providing technical assistance in regards to senior adults. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institutional policy. Email resume by Oct. 31 to:

NOW HIRING! Drivers, Deisel Mechanic, Hotel Housekeepers, Order Selectors  (1st and 2nd shifts) Injection Molding Machine Operators, Energy Retrofitter, Interested? Apply online @ CSSAR.COM , 501-801-8061. CSS.

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.

ROUTE DRIVERS - LR Co local and statewide deliveries. Unloading and verifying orders with each customer. Min of one yr driving experience, Class A CDL drivers license, a clean MVR, be drug free and a clean background. All drivers will be able to lift up to 60 lbs, operate a dolly and have great customer service skills. Immediate temp-hire openings. Apply online at,  or in person Mon-Fri 8:30 -3:30 at 9212 Maumelle Blvd in NLR.

TWO DRIVERS NEEDED! PEAK SEASON FedEx TEAM DRIVERS with Class A CDL. EXCELLENT PAY AT .54cpm. HOME WEEKLY. CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT POSITON IF DESIRED. Apply today. Must have 1 yr. of experience and able to get doubles endorsement. Call/text for more info. 870-754-5100 or email:

DRIVERS w/2 yrs OTR!! Tri-National, Inc.  2015 and 2016 Volvo Trucks, Dry Van only, 100% No-Touch, 80% Drop and Hook, Average 3000-3500 miles a week, Midwest only, Call your own home time, Aggressive Driver Referral, Monthly Safety Bonuses, Annual pay increases, ! Health, Dental and Vision, 401(k) after 6 mos, Must be 23 yrs old. Go to:  or call 501-847-5071 or  314-409-0629 to apply.

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a driver for Steven's Transport! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! New drivers earn $800+ per week! PAID CDL TRAINING! Stevens covers all costs! 1-877-649-3153.


ESTATE AUCTION – Fri, Oct. 21, 11 am, 3 BR ROCK HOME w/ 34 AC (m/l) 182 Hester Loop, Lonoke, AR. Selling As-is, Terms: 10% Down Pmt. Auction day. Balance due in cash at closing within 30 days. For more details, directions, pics, etc...Go to: or ID 19078, Neal Davis, Broker/Auctioneer, AALB #1, 501-940-2138 or  Jason Davis, AALB #1202 at 501-454-3382.

REAL ESTATE AUCTION - 7.2+/- ACRES WITH 690+/- FT. HIGHWAY  70 FRONTAGE, COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL, Wednesday, October 26 @ NOON, 7475 Airport Road – Pearcy, AR, Centerpoint School District still in Garland County. Ready to Develop. For terms, inspection, survey, more details, ,  AR Auction Group Realty, AL#1394, Steve Thacker, CAI, Broker and  Auctioneer  501-767-9777  or • 888-767-9771.


The Senior Residence Apartment Community at 818 E. Martin, Jacksonville is having a Large Roaming Yard Sale on Saturday, October 22nd from 8 am-2 pm. Clothes, shoes, collectibles, furniture and much much more. Rain or Shine.

MULTI-FAMILY RUMMAGE sale, 10/21 and 22, 7 am-1 pm, 2200 Marshall Rd., Jax.

YARD SALE, 10/20-22, 309 N. Wilkes, McRae, across from school. Antiques, furniture, glassware, tools, gonna have everything.

YARD SALE, 10/21 and 22, 8 am- 1 pm, 226 Weathering Cir., Austin. Furniture, housewares, baby items, girl’s clothes (newborn-8), men’s fatigues, other misc.

2-FAMILY CARPORT sale, 10/21 and 22, 7 am-4 pm, 677 Forbus Rd., Cabot. Electronics, women’s plus size clothing, glassware, kitchen items, purses, Christmas items and much, much more.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale, 10/21 and 22, 8 am-3 pm, 42-A Barnwell @ Liberty St., Cabot. Houseware, furniture, dressers, stereos, tools, a car, boat and trailer, vintage bicycles, and more.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale, 10/21 and 22, 7 am, 7751 Hwy. 319 W., Austin. Children and women’s clothing, toys, home decor, etc. (501) 605-6364.


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.

1959 CHEVROLET Apache 38 1-ton, runs, $2,000. (501) 940-0819.

2002 FORD Taurus, air, auto., leather, V6, runs and drives well, $995. 843-6354.

(4) BRIDGESTONE 265/70/R17 tires, mounted, wheels have 3 5/8 bolt pattern, $200. (501) 983-1445.

SET OF 14”, 6-hole factory rims, black, need to sell, $15 ea. (501) 882-2142.

15”, 5-hole wheel for a Toyota, $25. (501) 882-2142.

14” TIRES, 1 mounted, $125. (501) 983-1445.

16’ TRAILER w/dual axles, $700. (501) 454-1736, Furlow.

2015 CHRYSLER 200 Limited Edition, 1 owner, 38,000 miles, $15,000. (501) 281-2813.

1997 FORD F-250 power stroke diesel, super cab 4x4, asking $3,000 obo. Serious inquiries only. (870) 552-5109, Lonoke/Cabot.

PETERBILT 2000 model, Caterpillar motor, walk-in sleeper, $12,000. (501) 350-3195.

CHROME BULL bar brush guard, fits 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, $75. (501) 681-0658.

TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 Access Cab, 78k miles, topper, wheels, exceptional condition, adult owned. (501) 772-5936, Jax.

GEO TRACKER, 1998, 2-door, A/C, power steering, hard top, 40 mpg., garage kept, $4,900. (870) 552-5140 or (870) 552-3222.

2004 DODGE Intrepid, needs slight engine work, $1,800. (501) 230-5777.

1981 CHEVROLET Silverado long bed truck, rebuilt motor, over all very good mechanical condition, tool box, good tires, $2,900. (504) 214-8908 or (504) 819-0353.


NEW TIRE and rim for truck, mud and snow, P255/70-R17, $50. (501) 416-6310.

2013 MXT tow hauler, 25’ KZ184, will fit motorcycle trike, like new, $14,500 firm. (501) 605-3985.

2015 COACHMAN Clipper, low miles with extras, 17’, self-contained, $10,900 obo. Pics. avail. (501) 590-3992.

2006 HONDA Helix, 250cc, 7,400 miles, XL helmet included, $2,500. (501) 551-4632.

1992 NITRO and trailer, 150 hp. Evinrude w/bad block, $1,500. (501) 413-7372 after 5 pm.

2005 BASS Tracker PT175, 50 hp., 2-cycle Mercury motor, elec. trolling motor and trailer, $5,800 obo. (501) 286-7268.


HUSQVARNA RIDING mower, no mowing deck, 20 hp. $225; MTD 42 mowing deck, $100. (501) 983-1445.

9’ KRONE disc mower, $4,500; 40’ flatbed gooseneck trailer, $6,000. (870) 543-0937.

20” 3.5 hp. Murray push mower, $25. (501) 843-7570, leave msg.

YARD SWEEPER and rear tine tiller, Sears. (501) 843-5474.

2004 RIDING MOWER, not running; 2 finish mowers that run, best offers. 676-3830.

BAGGER FOR John Deere riding mower, almost new, $200. 983-1445.

KABOTA TRACTOR L210, 21 hp., 914 hrs., includes mow board plow, bush hog, tandem disc, rock rake, rear 2-prong lift, rear hitch, setup for towing and PTO seeder, $6,000 obo. (501) 941-8573 noon to 6 pm.


LOST: CAT, male, gray Tabby named Turkey, last seen near 95 Missouri Cir., LRAFB. (501) 533-5679.

REWARD $500, LOST: female Pug, blond, last seen Oct. 7, Mt. Tabor area. (501) 772-4134.

LOST: CAT, male, gray tabby, last seen LRAFB. (501) 533-8412.


USE HAPPY Jack® Mitex® with ear canker powder to treat yeast infections. WOODS FEED STORE (843-6121) (

FREE TERRIER mix dog, about 7 yrs. old. (501) 941-8057.

GREAT, STABLE loving home needed for Chihuahua/Dachshund mix puppies. (501) 256-3541 after 2 pm.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER/LAB mix, 6 mos. old, male, light brown and white, healthy, vetting up to date, moving, needs good home, good w/kids, or (501) 983-4881.

BOAR GOATS, 4 does and 1 buck, 2 does have triplets, $150 each. (501) 350-3195.

HAY FOR Sale in Austin - good mixed grass in barn, net wrapped 4x5, 1st and 2nd cut available. Local delivery. Call (501) 416-8107 anytime.

DOG FOR adoption, black Lab, 6 mos. old. Contact Jax. Animal Shelter, (501) 982-2916.

NEEDED: DOG house, medium to large size, Ward area, reasonable price. (501) 259-4203.

DARK SORRELL, 6 yr. old mare and 8 wk. old colt. (501) 743-8442.


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 Oct 31. Call 1-501-835-7222 OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR | Since 1976 Rated for 90 mph winds and 20 lbs snow loads.

RESMED C-PAP machine, good condition, 6’ hose, face mask, $179. (501) 749-8667.

TWIN-SIZE, BRAND new Invacare hospital bed, $1,747. (501) 749-8667.

GOLF CLUBS: Ping I2 irons, Taylor woods, Golfsmith putter, Hogan bag, all in excellent condition, $627. 749-8667.

BRAND NEW blood pressure cuff, Life Source$27; new metal walking cane, excellent condition, $22; backpack, new, red and black, $29. 749-8667.

3-WHEEL WORKMAN’S cycle, front brake hub, $350 obo. 882-2142.

BISSELL PRO carpet cleaner, $20; free-standing iron patio swing, $20; boy’s bicycle, $20. (501) 422-0012.

GOLD’S GYM Trainer 430 treadmill w/Airstride, great condition, $275. (501) 941-9750, leave message.

55 GALLON metal barrels, white removable tops, $15 ea. (501) 454-4660.

AB-DOER TWIST exercise chair, 690-2718, Beebe.

TEA POTS, 10 for $45; beautiful Nutcracker cookie jar, $10; beautiful Lenox 22” metal rooster tray, $45. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

GIRL’S BABY clothes, bath tub, pillow and car seat, all excellent condition. (501) 516-3810.

CRICUT EXPRESSIONS with supplies, $50; Samsung VR gear, $75. (501) 628-7085.

HALLOWEEN: LARGE box/bags: 1 - semi-perm hair dye colors from Hot Topic w/highlighting tools; 2 - Costumes and accessories, tights, hats, etc. Great for youth/teens, $25 ea. for $40 for all. 590-4014, leave msg.

26” ROADMASTER Grand Peak w/extras, red and black; 20” Power Climber, red, $60 obo.; nice clothes, men’s, women’s, children’s dress and casual, nothing over $3; Graco high chair, 2 trays, $45; Stroller; $45. (501) 843-4890.

SAMMONS PRESTON whirlpool stainless steel tub, 8.0 amp motor, brand new. (501) 676-7542.

GENUINE 1920/1930 German goat wagon and Old Fairbanks wheelbarrow, super Halloween decorations, both for $500. 982-7816.

ROCK FOR fill, you load and haul, 765-6146 or 676-3277, Furlow area, ask for Bill.

5-DISC DVD player w/surround sound system, 1000 watt JVC, $200. (501) 941-9142.

250 GALLON butane tank, $250 obo. (501) 628-4620.

RARE NIGHTMARE Before Christmas “Santa Jack” nutcracker, 14”, $35 cash. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

15 COOKBOOKS, Betty Crocker, Southern Living, etc., new condition, $25 cash. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

BEAVER TRAPS, 2 used Conibears w/setting tools, $25. (501) 843-3818.

ELVIS COINS and picture disc, $50 for all; silk Fall floral arrangements, $5-$20 in cute containers; Avon Cape Cod pitcher and 9 other pcs., $50. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

6’ PICNIC table, treated wood on metal frame, $50; Craftsman gas powered lawn/leaf vacuum, $225; 5th wheel EAZ-Lift hitch rated at up to 15,000 GVWR, $250; Coleman folding pack away camp kitchen, $50; Tot-Along 22 gallon Smart Tote for waste water, new in box, $50. (501) 940-0359.

COLLECTION OF VHS movies, over 300, 50¢ or $1 ea. or make offer on all. (561) 358-9997, Cabot area.

CUTE CABINET 28”x22”x13” deep w/Roosters painted on doors, 3 rooster canisters, rooster covered casserole dish, all for $55 cash. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

LARGE OSTER Toast-R-Oven, never used for cooking. (501) 982-3290.

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

100 GALLON day tanks, fuel only used, $150 ea. (501) 288-0850.

GIRL’S BABY clothes (3 lg. boxes), infant car seat and other items, excellent condition. (501) 516-3810.

2X CLOTHES, suede leathers by Terry Lewis, misc. clothes by Maggie Sweet and Diane Gilman. Various dishes and household items. (501) 843-0994.

FREE USABLE 4 rooms of carpet, approximately 1,300 sq. ft., needs steam cleaning, you take up. (501) 690-6789.

STATIONARY EXERCISE bike, good condition, $100; Body Works exercise machine, $100 firm. (501) 319-5429.

6’ SCAFFOLDING (2 sets) w/4 support outriggers, like new, $300 obo. (501) 628-7835.


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

RED SOFA w/ottoman and reclining chair, $250. (501) 843-8648.

QUEEN-SIZED MATTRESS and box springs, clean and in good condition, $100. 941-8573 afternoons only.

SOLID OAK table w/6 chairs and China cabinet, $300; black dishwasher on wheels, $75. (501) 519-2640.

SOFA, LOVESEAT, chair, ottoman, excellent condition, beige, $400. (501) 529-1874, Cabot.

FULL DRESS mirror, solid oak, $50; 5-drawer chest of drawers, solid pine, $75. (501) 843-0997.

WOODEN BABY cradle with mattress, $65. (501) 690-2718, Beebe.

FREE RECLINCER. South Cabot. 286-4270 after noon.

2 BROWN beige rocker recliners, nearly new. (308) 320-4944 or (253) 531-4263.

MAYTAG WASHER, $40. 993-4935.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, $50 obo. (501) 413-5062.

LIFT CHAIR, 2 yrs. old, $200 obo.; 9-drawer dresser, good condition, $25. (501) 628-4620.

VINTAGE BAR, beautiful, hardwood and plywood, on casters, very good condition, 2 heavy bar stools, excellent condition, sllde-out work board, drawer, and 2 large storage areas w/doors, wine bottle and stem glass storage, 3 mirrors, excellent conditon

BLACK WROUGHT iron daybed w/trundle and 2 twin mattresses, $300 for all. (501) 982-8547, 8 am-5 pm, leave msg. if no answer.

3x6 SOLID oak and ceramic tile dining table w/6 chairs, $400. (501) 985-1650 after 5 pm.

COUCH and love seat w/pillows, brown suede, good condition, $275. (501) 516-3810.

DINETTE w/4 chairs and barstool, 2 corner shelves, hat/coat stand, all wrought iron, very good condition. (501) 843-0994.

WROUGHT IRON daybed, black w/trundle and 2 twin mattresses, $300. 982-8547.

VINTAGE BAR, beautiful, hardwood and plywood, on casters, exc. cond., 2 heavy bar stools, slide-out work board, drawer and 2 lg. storage areas w/doors, wine bottle and stem glass storage, 3 mirrors. Can be seen on Craig’s list, $950 cash. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

HANDCRAFTER OAK crib, 2 built-in storage drawers, mattress, sheet, quilt and bumper set, $200 obo. (501) 628-7835.

STOVE, JENN-AIR slide-in downdraft, glass top, excellent condition, $450. (501) 676-5313.


INVESTMENT PROPERTY offers a 2500 sq. ft. house, two 1300 sq. ft. duplexes, a third incomplete duplex being used as storage, a private sewer system that can accommodate an additional 10 trailers. Located on 4 acres on Hwy. 89 between Hwy. 5 and Hwy. 107. This property is a fix it upper with big potential. $87,500. Call Robert Vowell with Vowell Realty for a showing. (501) 605-1212.


LAND FOR sale in Enola/Mt. Vernon area. 63 1/2 acres located on Caudill Road. This property has about 17 acres of pasture with a small pond on the north edge. About 14 acres of mineral will convey to Buyer. $212,750. Contact Robert Vowell with Vowell Realty for additional information. (501) 605-1212.


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.

COZY, one room studio apartments in Jacksonville. Wood burning fireplace, includes Murphy bed and appliance filled kitchen. Starting at $325 plus utilities, deposit $200.  No children or pets. Camp Construction, (501) 982-0434.

WARD: 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex, central heat and air, stove, dishwasher, microwave, new floors, $525 rent, $400 deposit. (501) 413-1238.

FOR RENT: 214 Willow, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, laundry room, central heat and air, fully fenced yard. Kitchen furnished w/refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, $700 month, $700 deposit. Call (501) 231-2790 or (501) 457-7926.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath duplex apartment. Single or couple 55 or older preferred. $525 with $300 deposit. 38B Paige Ave., Cabot. (501) 606-9236 or (479) 264-0117.

HOUSE FOR rent in Cabot: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all hardwood floors and tile. 2-car garage with opener. No pets. $900 month, $800 deposit, 1 year lease. (501) 231-5902.

HOUSE FOR rent: Jacksonville, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large kitchen, dining area, living room, 1776 sq. ft., split bedroom plan. Available Nov. 1st, pictures on, $1,200 per month. Call Russ at 501-680-3692 or


HOUSE FOR sale: “This is not a bait-and-switch!” Handyman special. 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, living room, den with fireplace, on 3 beautiful acres. Beebe. (501) 207-2389.

HANDYMAN SPECIAL in Carlisle. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 office, 32x82 building plus 25’x25’x15’ fallout shelter. (501) 207-2389.


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

3b/2b Doublewide for Sale $39,860 delivered! 501-653-3202.

SPORTS EVENTS >> 10-19-16


Olympic Gold Medalist Jeff Henderson of McAlmont will lead the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. In addition to the two-mile walk, participants will enjoy music, picnic lunch, a special kids zone and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. Participants who become champions by raising $500, or grand champions by raising $1,000, are invited to a private Breakfast with a Champion, with Henderson, prior to Saturday’s walk. Henderson dedicated his long jump gold medal to his mother, who suffers from the disease.


The very first Jacksonville-North Pulaski vs. Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter basketball Chili Bowl will be held on Monday, Nov. 7 at Jacksonville Middle School on Harris Road. Cafeteria opens at 4:30 p.m. for a Chili Supper, followed by basketball games between JMS and Lighthouse boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Tickets are $5.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

EDITORIAL >> Election review before you vote

Early voting in the general election starts Monday.

The Leader will conclude previewing all of the races before Tuesday, Nov. 8, which is Election Day.

The presidential race will be at the top of the ballot, accompanied by five ballot measures and several state and local races.

Issue 1 asks voters to extend the terms of county judges, county court clerks and county surveyors from two years to four years.

Issue 2 seeks to let Arkansas governors retain their authority when out of the state.

Issue 3 will ask voters to vastly expand the state’s offerings of incentives to businesses looking to open here. Now, the state can only spend $259 million annually to entice businesses. Issue 3 has been touted as a major economic plan that would create jobs and bring major corporations to Arkansas.

Issues 6 and 7 concern legalizing medical marijuana. Issue 6 will allow marijuana use for 17 medical conditions, while Issue 7 will do the same for 56 illnesses.

Sen. John Boozman, a Republican, is up for re-election against Conner Eldridge, a former U.S. attorney and Lonoke native, and Libertarian Frank Gilbert.

In the Second District, Rep. French Hill (R-Little Rock) has a Democratic challenger, Diane Curry, as well as a libertarian opponent, Chris Hayes.

Locally, state Sen. Jane English (R-North Little Rock) and Democrat Joe Woodson, a North Little Rock attorney, are facing off in Dist. 34, which includes North Little Rock, Sherwood and Jacksonville.

There are three competitive state House races in the area: Dist. 42 Rep. Bob Johnson (D-Jacksonville) is being challenged by Patrick Thomas, and Rep. Camille Bennett (D-Lonoke) is up against Lonoke County justice of the peace Roger Lynch.

In Dist. 38, Democrat Victoria Leigh and Republican Carlton Wing, both of North Little Rock, are vying for the seat vacated by Rep. Donnie Copeland, who lost to English in the Republican primary in March. The district includes North Little Rock and about half of Sherwood.

Also in Sherwood, voters will decide two Pulaski County Special School Board races: Gloria Lawrence and Linda Remele in Zone 3, and Shelby Thomas and Cori Burgett Fetters in Zone 4.

Sherwood residents are additionally being asked to approve a measure that will improve parks and give the city flexibility to get the work done faster and cheaper without raising taxes.

Cabot has three competitive aldermen races. Alderman Jon Moore is facing Damon Bivens for the Ward 2, Position 2 seat. Alderman Doyle Tullos has two opponents for his Ward 3, Position 1 seat, Norma Naquin and Wendell Gibson. Alderman Rick Prentice is challenged by Tom Koller in Ward 3, Position 2.

The runoff for the Cabot district judge race will also be decided this election. Judge Joe O’Bryan is trying to fend off Ward City Attorney Clint McGue, who finished first in the March vote, but fell short of the required 50 percent to avoid a runoff. The third candidate, John Flynn, has endorsed McGue.

Beebe Alderman Tracy Lightfoot and Donald Lewis are competing for Ward 2, Position 2.

There will also be several uncontested races listed on ballots throughout the area.

Be an informed voter by preparing yourself before you go to the polls. You can start by reading our extensive election coverage in today’s Leader and the next few editions.

TOP STORY >> Christmas starts with 3 parades

Sherwood will hold its Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

The theme is Hometown Christmas Memories. Freddie Hudson will be the parade’s grand marshal.

The parade will begin at Kiehl Avenue and Lantrip Road and will continue west down Kiehl. It will end at Oakbrooke Drive.

The Sherwood Advertising and Promotion Commission sponsors the annual event.

To request an entry form, or for more information, call Julie Tharp at the Duran Youth Center at 501-835-9599 or email

Jacksonville will hold its 59th annual Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The parade will begin at Sharp and Main streets and will end at First United Methodist Church.

To enter a float, call 501-982-4171 or visit

Cabot’s Christmas parade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 on South Pine St. The theme is Christmas Around the World.

Entry forms are available on the park department’s website, Entry fees are $10.

Awards will be given in several categories.

TOP STORY >> NLR Democrat challenges Sen. English

Leader senior staff writer

Democrat Joe Woodson, 49, is challenging Republican Sen. Jane English, 75, for her state Senate Dist. 34 seat, which represents North Little Rock, Sherwood and Jacksonville.

Woodson wants to expand pre-kindergarten in the state and favors a middle-class trickle-up economic theory that flies in the face of Act 1173, which he says is a regressive, top-down income- tax policy.

“I want to tip the scales in favor of the middle class and education,” he said. He supports Obamacare and the private option. “As a practical matter, and as a humanitarian, I don’t think we have any choice.” He said there are now about 300,000 more Arkansans receiving health care insurance, many for the first time.

It’s a first step, he said. “Health care and insurance reform will go on for the next 20 or 30 years.”

It was Sen. English who cast the deciding vote in the Senate in 2014 to make the private option law in Arkansas. A Republican, she crossed party lines, trading her vote on that issue for a significant realignment of workforce education and a seat at the table.

Her deal was with Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, but current Gov. Asa Hutchinson has depended on English to help consolidate and promote workforce education efforts and to prepare Arkansans for the workplace.

English is chairman of the Senate Education Committee and the Academic Facilities Oversight subcommittee, and is co-chair of a legislative task force to study the realignment of higher education and vice chair of joint performance review.

English said workforce education has always been her top priority, and she doesn’t expect that to change going forward, if elected.

Woodson has 22 years experience as a lawyer in his own firm and as legal council to then Secretary of State Charlie Daniels. He also served as chairman of the Arkansas Board of Apportionment.


English has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Arkansas Tech.

Her husband, Don, retired as an Army colonel after 20 years in the service.

She was state chairman of the Department of Defense Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Among the issues most important to English is continuing to do workforce education, kindergarten through career training.

“Over the past three years, a lot of good things have happened,” she said. “We’re working on better coordination of all state and federal programs, working with higher education (so it) has a new plan to increase the numbers of graduates.

“There are lots of good (jobs available) if employers can find people with the education,” she said.

“More and more people are working on career and technical education,” she said.

English was asked if she regrets trading her deciding Senate vote on private option for the authority to remake career education.

“Absolutely not,” she said. Good career education is “something the state needs so badly. We’re funding Obamacare and moving forward,” she said.

As for any particular legislation or policy changes she would introduce in the future, English, who sponsored 18 bills that became law in her first term, said she had sponsored 27 in her first term, so probably not.

English was primary sponsor in the Senate of 27 bills, 18 of which became law.

Among them was Act 892, which created a comprehensive statewide workforce development system, to coordinate workforce development programs and to create an office of skills development.

She said it’s not necessary to balance the needs between her district and the state because they are one and the same. “In the legislature, when you pass a law it affects everyone,” she said.

Her top priorities will be to create a better education system and to get people educated, employable and off social welfare programs.

As for economic development, she said big industries with big groundbreakings are wonderful, “but you have to have people with the skills and education to take those jobs.”

“Get people off these programs, give them enough skills and education to be able to go get a job that takes care of themselves and their families. It’s easy to say everybody ought to go get a job. But if you were in this category, where a lot of those folks are, they don’t have the skills to get a job where somebody’s going to pay their insurance,” said English.

English was among the sponsors of a law that lowered the minimum number of students necessary to detach a new district from an existing one, such as the detachment of Jacksonville from the Pulaski County Special School District.

The number was lowered from 4,000 students, which enabled the Jacksonville-North Pulaski District, to 2,500, which would qualify Sherwood to detach in the future if all other conditions are met.

English said she wants to make sure the new Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District is successful. That will make all the difference in the world,” she said. “It’s a defining thing for Jacksonville and its future.

The senator and her husband have two adult children and three grandchildren and attend the Little Rock Air Force Base chapel.


“My No. 1 goal is to act consistently with things I believe in,” including “economic policy that tips the scales in favor of the middle class,” and improving education, Woodson said.

Education: “I’m a strong supporter of expanding pre-kindergarten,” he said. It would be “money well spent.”

He believes in “strong, accountable public schools and local control of school districts.”

“Education, much like flying a plane, is a never-ending process of refinement and adjustment. I do not have any ‘sacred cows’ with respect to education or education models. Those parents/children who do not have the ability or resources to engage in alternate methods of education should not and cannot receive an inferior education.

He says he believes charter schools have an important role to play, but “I also believe traditional public schools must be allowed to succeed.”

“I want to find a way to reduce the cost of higher education, so that students can obtain training or a degree without crippling debt when they leave school. Of course, we need to continue to ‘build-out’ robust adult education and vocational training opportunities for non-traditional students through trade schools and two-year colleges,” Woodson said.

He also supports state Rep. Bob Johnson’s legislation to eliminate state income tax on veteran’s retirement benefits. Noting that Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, a Republican, supports that as well.

He’s running because “a great many voters believe similarly to what I believe.” He said he and English have fundamentally different belief systems. He pointed to Act 1173 — the capital gains tax cut that wealthy Arkansans may qualify for.

Woodson says he believes in Hutchinson’s Arkansas Works expanded health-care coverage, that life begins at conception, providing resources for veterans, the Second Amendment and common sense solutions to hinder criminals and terrorists without sacrificing Second Amendment rights.

“I believe in equal pay for women, that the Bible is the word of God and that Jesus’ example is to practice love toward all.

“I also believe the first amendment protects every person’s right to practice their faith.

“I believe in punishing criminals, and I believe in ongoing criminal justice reform. I believe if we help our at-risk young people now, we help ourselves in the future.

“I believe the road towards widespread, sustainable economic prosperity is through consistently choosing a ‘bottom-up’ not ‘top-down’ economic approach. That means always erring on the side of the middle class and working poor,” he said.

“For example: progressive, not regressive, tax policy and increased minimum wage,” Woodson explained.

He said he supports legislation to improve gender pay equality.


Woodson was raised in North Little Rock, where he lives with his wife, Laura and their three children.

He graduated from Central Arkansas Christian High School and earned his finance and law degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

He serves as a deacon for his church, is board member and treasurer of the Park Hill Business and Merchants Association and a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

TOP STORY >> Women run for post on PCSSD

Leader senior staff writer

A pair of long-time educators, both of whom say they have the best interests of parents, teachers and students at heart, will be on the ballot to represent Sherwood on the Pulaski County Special School District Board, Zone 3, on the Nov. 8 general election.

Both women say they want Sherwood to form its own school district, just as Jacksonville has done, but an existing agreement approved by the state and U.S. District Judge Price Marshall stipulates that only Jacksonville can detach from PCSSD until PCSSD and Jacksonville are declared unitary in all areas.

The PCSSD board was dissolved in 2011, when the state took control of the district for being in fiscal distress and since that time, the director of the state Education Department has served as a one-man school board with non-binding counsel from an appointed community advisory board.

PCSSD voters will choose seven members on Nov. 8 to populate its first elected board since 2011 to replace a state-controlled advisory board.

Gloria Lawrence, 62, had been on the school board only three months when the state took over. “I wasn’t part of the group that caused all the commotion,” she said.

She was an advocate for the school’s two unions, since disenfranchised as negotiating agents for teachers and support staff. The Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers has endorsed her for the position, she said.

Linda Remele, 65, who retired as deputy superintendent of PCSSD is an advocate for retired teachers, serving on the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association Board of Directors. She’s also co-president of the North Pulaski Retired Teachers Association.

Remele, who has a Ph.D. in educational leadership from UALR, has lived in central Arkansas and has been an educator for more than 40 years. Two grandchildren attend Sherwood schools. She has been a teacher, a counselor, a principal and district administrator for PCSSD and worked as a scholastic auditor for the state Department of Education.

I have the experience, knowledge, expertise and desire to improve the school district, she said.

Lawrence, 30 years a Sherwood resident, was a PCSSD teacher for 27 and a half years, 22 of them at Sylvan Hills Middle School.

All three of her children are graduates of Sylvan Hills High School or Mills High School and currently she has three grandchildren in the Sherwood schools—elementary through high school.

All three grandchildren attended elementary through high school in Sherwood.

She has been a member of PACT, the Arkansas Education Association and the National Education Association for her entire professional life.

“I’m an advocate for students and teachers,” she said, and “PACT supports me.”

Remele retired in 2004, but returned to help the district.

“I’m excited for the future of the district, but there’s a big task ahead for the district to keep its fiscal distress in the past,” she said.

“We have to watch the budget carefully in the coming years,” she said. The district will have less revenue because it lost about 4,000 students to Jacksonville and also because millions of dollars of desegregation funding from the state is done, except for the final payment which must be used exclusively for facilities.

“I believe in PCSSD and I want to see us get out of court,” for desegregation purposes. “Put children first, be fiscally responsible and do not go back into distress. Remele noted that Dollarway School District got out of fiscal distress, and then got taken over again for fiscal distress.

Remele said money needs to be spent on the children and on pay increases if possible. But she noted that salaries and benefits account for about 75 percent to 80 percent of a school district budget.

“You can’t cut the gas bill, or ignore leaks in the buildings, or upkeep, but non-teaching staff can be cut when necessary,” she said. She said the employees are not paid as well as they should be. They were well overdue for raises. “We have to make sure there’s no fluff in the central office,” Remele said.

Lawrence also said a top priority is making sure the district doesn’t get taken over by the state again. “The district needs to serve students the best it can, provide top technology and everything they need to get an education in the 21st Century.”

Teachers, students, parents and support staff should have a voice, she said. “People working together—that makes a school district great.”

She said she’d like to see more collaboration across the board, and she wants to look at top-level management and see if any changes are needed.

Teachers and support staff deserve raises, Lawrence said. “Bus drivers are making $16,000 a year and can’t support a family on that.”

With desegregation money ending, a student body of only about 12,000 students, “We’re going to have to scrimp and save like I have done all my life. There have to be other options we can look at to pay bills. Insurance premiums are killing people.”

We’re going to have to look at money.

Remele is co-chairman of the Sherwood Education Foundation, appointed by Virginia Hillman Young. The foundation was started in 2013, but the first efforts to get its own school district date back about a decade.

The foundation raised funds for a facilities study, and got representatives in the General Assembly to change the law to allow detachments that would create districts as small as 2,500.

Sherwood can’t detach until PCSSD and Jacksonville-North Pulaski are declared unitary.

Unitary efforts have been on a back burner while JNPSD got off the ground, according to Remele, but she thinks the judge wants to move things along now.

Currently those two districts are working toward unitary status in facilities and staffing. That would leave achievement of unitary status in academics and student discipline.