Saturday, October 21, 2017

SPORTS STORY>>Titans in tough scrap with unbeaten Devils

By BILLY WOODS 
Special to The Leader

WEST MEMPHIS – Jack-sonville head coach Barry Hickingbotham threw the kitchen sink at West Memphis here Friday night, and it ended up giving the Titans a legit shot to upset the Blue Devils.

The Jacksonville offense shortened the game by using the entire play clock through most of the game and Hickingbotham switched quarterbacks, all of which put the Titans in position to make a run at the hosts before West Memphis pulled out a 24-14 victory.

The Titans (3-5 overall, 2-3 in the 6A-East Conference) controlled the time of possession through the first three-and-a-half quarters and substitute quarterback Shavarris Curley was solid in replacing regular starter H.D. Martin.

Hickingbotham said he wanted to play Martin sparingly because “he’d gotten banged up the last game (against Little Rock Hall).
Curley was superb.

He completed 18 of 24 passes for 155 yards and no interceptions against a vaunted Blue Devil defense that has dominated in most games this season.

“Curley did a heck of a job and competed hard,” Hickingbotham said. “He missed a few reads, but he also made several good reads.”
Hickingbotham said he would make a decision on his starting quarterback sometime next week for the game against Marion.

Although Martin saw little of the playing field, he managed to break loose for a 69-yard touchdown with 9:39 to play in the fourth quarter that sliced West Memphis’ lead to 24-14.

“(Martin’s) very elusive and he showed it on that play,” Hickingbotham said.
Other than Martin’s 69-yard touchdown, it was a slow go for the Jacksonville ground game. West Memphis held the Titans to 11 first-half yards on the ground, but Curley’s short passes found a crease in the Blue Devil defense.

West Memphis jumped out to a 10-0 lead on a 32-yard field goal by Dylan Wiggington and a 1-yard touchdown from quarterback Michael Troxler.

But the Titans came back with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Curley to Deboous Cobbs to make it 10-7.

The Blue Devils (8-0, 5-0) led 24-7 at halftime thanks to a touchdown by Kelvin Love, who replaced regular starting running back Guren Holmes, who injured his knee after rushing for 101 first-half yards, and a 37-yard touchdown pass from Troxler to Amaurius Stinnett.

West Memphis head coach Billy Elmore wasn’t happy with his team’s focus after it recorded a big win at Jonesboro last week ahead of facing Pine Bluff next Friday night for a game that should determine the conference champion.

“We were flat, no doubt about it,” Elmore stated. “You never know what goes through the minds of 17-year-olds. But it’s still a victory and we’re playing for the conference championship next week.”

The Titans held West Memphis, a team that came in averaging 40.7 points per game, scoreless in the second half.

Jacksonville had one last shot at the Blue Devils when Tamad Tyler recovered a Troxler fumble at the Titan 10 with 1:50 to play. But the West Memphis defense dug in and forced the visitors to turn it over on downs with 24 seconds to play in the contest.

The Titans (3-5, 2-3) will host Marion at Jan Crow Stadium next Friday. The Patriots (3-5, 2-3) lost 41-12 to Pine Bluff on Friday.

SPORTS STORY>>Bryant converts third downs, prevails

By RAY BENTON 
Leader sports editor

The No. 1 ranked team in the state had a fight on its hands when it went to Panther Stadium on Friday, but the Bryant Hornets did just enough to earn a 17-10 victory and keep its undefeated record intact.

The Hornet offense wasn’t flashy, but it was efficient. The Panthers continually got pressure on sophomore quarterback Jake Meaders in passing situations, but rarely got him down. Meaders repeatedly escaped the pressure and completed passes downfield to convert third and long or gain enough yards for a short fourth-down try.

Cabot, usually the ball control team, had only five possessions the entire game. Bryant had six possessions and held the ball for more than 26 minutes.

The Hornets got their first and used five minutes of the clock to go 83 yards. The touchdown came on third and 9 when Meaders got away from the pass rush and found Brandon Murray in the end zone from 17 yards out.

Cabot started the next drive on its own 22, and immediately went backwards, starting its first offensive series with an illegal procedure penalty.

The Panthers got back in front of the chains on a 12-yard run by T.J. Rogers, and moved downfield with little trouble until it they reached the red zone.

A high option pitch lost 7 yards on second and 5 from the Bryant 9. An option keeper by quarterback Tommy Oaks lost two more yards and set up fourth and 14 from the 18-yard line.

Cabot place kicker Mason Martin made a 35-yard field goal, but Bryant was called for roughing the kicker, and Panther coach Mike Malham sent his offense back on the field for first and goal at the 9.

Two runs got 2 yards and an overthrow in the end zone set up another field-goal opportunity. This time Martin hit from 25 yards out to make it 7-3 with 11:12 left in the half.

The drive was 18 plays and took 8:03 off the clock.

Bryant almost matched it with its next drive. Starting on its own 8 after an illegal block on the kickoff return, the Hornets converted twice on fourth down to keep the drive alive.

A sack, the only one of the half, by Logan Bell almost resulted in a safety, but Meaders slipped out of his grasp and got back to the 2-yard line for a 6-yard loss. Latavion Scott then picked up 2 yards to set up third and 14 from the 4, but Meaders scrambled away from pressure for 13 yards on third down. The Hornets rolled the dice on fourth down and handed to Scott, who barely got the distance needed for a first.

Cabot forced third and 8 on the next series, but again Meaders got away from pressure and found Murray for a 7-yard gain. Once again the Hornets went for it fourth and 1 from its own 27. Cabot hit Scott 2 yards deep in the backfield, but he broke the tackle and picked up 4 yards for the first.

On the next series, Meaders was flushed out of the pocket and towards the Bryant bench, and found Randy Thomas for a big 27-yard gain to the 24.

Cabot’s defense finally got the stop, but kicker Martin Ramirez made a 32-yard field goal attempt with 5:05 left in the half.

The drive was 16 plays long and took 6:02 off the clock.

Cabot got just one first down on the next drive and punted from its own 45.

Bryant then drove from its own 21 to the Cabot 18, but Ramirez missed a 35-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the half.

Cabot’s first drive of the second half ended when Oaks’ passed on an RPO play and it was picked off. On the ensuing drive, Bryant continued to make big plays after Cabot would win first and second down. The Hornets got lucky on third and 11 when Cody Skinner had an interception in his hands. But the ball slipped through his hands, bounced off his helmet straight up into the air high enough for Pittman to get to it and picked up 14 yards.

A sack by Dylan Dowda on the next series forced a third and 10, but Bryant again got an 18-yard pass to Murray for the conversion. Later in the drive, on fourth and 4, Meaders hit Ja’Kalon Pittman for a 17-yard gain. Scott got the next 20 on the ground on the next play for a 17-3 Hornet lead.

Cabot answered right back with its best drive of the game. The big play came on second and 11 when fullback Adam Flores sprang loose for a 47-yard gain. Noah Sorrell ran for 10 yards on the next play and later scored from 1 yard out. The extra point set the eventual final margin with 9:49 left in the game.

Bryant finished with 372 total yards to just 185 for Cabot. Meaders completed 19 of 29 pass attempts, including 9 for 9 in the second half, for 230 yards. Scott finished with 190 total yards from scrimmage. He carried 23 times for 127 yards, and caught four passes for 63 yards.

Cabot (4-4, 2-4) travels to Fort Smith Northside next week. Bryant hosts undefeated North Little Rock in a battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2.

SPORTS STORY>>Badgers beat PA in league title game

By RAY BENTON 
Leader sports editor

With just a few hiccups along the way, the Beebe Lady Badgers won the 5A-Central Conference championship in dominant fashion, beating Pulaski Academy 3-1 Thursday night at Little Rock Christian Academy.

It was Beebe’s first conference championship since 2014, and first-ever conference tournament title. Scores in the match were 25-18, 27-29, 25-14 and 25-17. In the rapidly paced match, Beebe piled up 44 kills once it got its offense rolling.

That took just a little while in game one, but Beebe coach Audra Higgins was pleased with how her team regrouped from the slow start.

Higgins explained what she said to her team during a timeout with an 11-5 deficit.

“I really didn’t say anything except to remind them that they already know how to overcome and get through this,” said Higgins. “I know that because they’re reaching the point in practice now, where they will turn to me and tell me what went wrong before I even have to point out the mistake. They’re understanding more and more, and this one was all them. They pulled through it.”

The turnaround in game one came right after a kill by Reaven Seymore cut the margin to 12-8. That brought libero Brianna Duncan to the service line, and Beebe ripped off 11-straight points, 12 including the service break, for a 19-12 lead.

The service points started with a PA miscommunication that let a pass drop without a set. The Lady Bruins then flubbed a free-ball before Seymore got a block to make it 12-11. After a PA kill attempt sailed long, senior Lani Wolfe got a kill, followed by two more by Seymore that put Beebe up 15-12 and forced a PA timeout. After the break, Duncan served back-to-back aces, Autumn O’Rourke got a kill, and Seymore got another one before PA finally broke serve to make it 19-13.

But the Lady Bruins served long, and then committed a substitution violation that put Beebe up by eight. Two aces by PA’s Carson Miller gave her team some brief momentum, but kills by Wolfe and Libby Hill ended the opening game.

Game two was about as close as one could get. Neither team led by more than four, and PA never led by more than the two-point margin of victory.

Beebe only briefly led by more than two and not until the 20th point. Seymore took serve with the score tied at 17-17. She served an ace and Wolfe got a kill. A kill by O’Rourke gave Beebe the biggest lead up to that point, and another Seymore ace made it 21-17. But the Lady Badgers couldn’t hold the lead.

Seymore then served long to make a three-point game. A kill by PA’s Evelyn Griffith cut it to two, and back-to-back aces by Megan Harrison quickly knotted the match again at 21. Beebe (14-10) helped the Bruins take the lead when Duncan touched a serve that was going well long, and Higgins called another timeout.

Wolfe got a kill after the break to make it 22-22, and neither team led by more than one until kills by Harrison and Griffith gave PA the 29-27 win.

Beebe responded well with its most dominant game of the match, but that also took a bit to get started. PA (19-10) maintained the momentum for the first few moments of game three, taking a three-point lead at 5-2 and maintaining it until 8-5.

Beebe outscored the Lady Bruins 20-6 from that point.

Beebe finally got the jump on PA and grabbed an early lead game four. The Lady Badgers began to stretch the lead when Lexi Devore served back-to-back aces to finish a five-point run that made the score 13-6. PA battled back to within 18-17 with the help of a pair of aces by Harrison, but the Lady Bruins did not score again the rest of the way as Beebe closed with a 7-0 run. A kill by Wolfe broke serve and sent Wolfe to the service line. Griffith hit wide twice to put Beebe up 21-17. Wilson then got a kill and Miller’s back-line swing went into the net. Hill then got a block at the net to set up match point, when Miller again hit the net to end the match.

Griffith led all players with 18 kills, but Beebe had four with at least eight. Seymore led the way for the Lady Badgers with 14 kills. Wolfe added 10 while O’Rourke and Layla Wilson finished with eight apiece. Seymore also led all players with six blocks.

Duncan served three aces while Seymore and Devore had two each. But Beebe was also aced 10 times and missed nine serves. Those are the two major points of focus as it prepares to face 4A-East four seed Nettleton (18-11-1) in the first round of the state tournament next week in Harrison.

“Serve receive and serving will be two main things,” Higgins said. “We’re understanding more, we’re recognizing better we’re playing faster. But we’re giving away too many points in those two areas.” Beebe will try to become the first team in three years to knock a 5A-East team out of the state tournament before the semifinals. The East has made up 100 percent of the final four the last two seasons. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday.
 

SPORTS STORY>>Jackrabbits take thriller from SBHS

By RAY BENTON 
Leader sports editor

The 4A-Central Conference tournament in Heber Springs didn’t go the way the Lady Jackrabbits wanted, but it ended well. A slew of missed serves led to a 3-1 loss to a twice-conquered CAC team in the semifinals, dropping Lonoke to the third-place match against Southside-Batesville.

On Wednesday, that match had a little bit of everything except a Southside win, as Lonoke (26-6-3) pulled out a 3-0 victory, including a thrilling marathon in game two. Scores of the match were 25-17, 38-36 and 25-20, all for the Lady Jackrabbits.

Going into Tuesday’s semifinal match, Lonoke had beaten CAC 2-0 in a tournament, 3-0 in a full match at CAC, and then made it six-straight games by winning game one. But the service errors became a huge factor and the Lady Mustangs won the next three games to pull off the upset.

There were still a lot of missed serves on Wednesday, but there was also a lot of offense and a lot of aces for which the Lady Southerners could never find an answer.

“We did respond well,” said Lonoke coach Laura Park. “We were really disappointed in the way we played and losing to a team we had beaten already. But I was proud of the way they put that behind them and came back to play pretty well tonight.”

After entering the tournament as the No. 1 seed, Lonoke will now carry the No. 3 seed into the state tournament that will be held at Southside-Batesville.

“Losing to CAC made it a tougher pathway, but the girls know you’ve got to play the best eventually anyway,” Park said. “In fact, one of my seniors made the comment before this game, we may have to take a three or four seed, but it just means get the No. 1 seeds out of the earlier. And she wasn’t being cocky. She was just making the same point, that we have to play the best anyway.”

Game one, the widest margin of Wednesday’s match, was played almost entirely without senior outsider hitter Keiunna Walker, who took a ball to the face early. She sat the rest of game one, but the Lady Jackrabbits didn’t miss a beat.

Junior Brooke Hill stepped in and the Lady Jackrabbits cruised through the opener. Seniors Kennedy White and Kayla Shelton led the way at the net through game one, but it was back-to-back aces by junior Emily Armstrong that stretched Lonoke’s lead to its largest up to that point at 14-7.

The largest margin of the game came on a kill by White that made it 18-9 and forced Southside’s second timeout. Sydney Hallum and Gracie Mason later served aces, and yet another ace by Armstrong closed out game one.

Armstrong started game two exactly the same way she ended game one, with another ace, but her next serve was into the net, and Southside scored the next five points in a row. The Lady Southerners (22-6-1) maintained a lead between four and six points until a tip kill by Hallum cut it to 18-15. The margin then stayed at least three until another kill by Hallum cut it to 21-19. With senior Lindsey McFadden serving, Lonoke took its first lead of game two.

A kill by Walker made it a one-point deficit. A net violation tied the match and a kill attempt that sailed long gave the Lady Jackrabbits a 22-21 lead. Neither team led by more than one from then until point 38. The Lady Southerners had the advantage nearly the entire extra play, but Lonoke wouldn’t yield.

Southside had 10 match points to just three for Lonoke, but the Lady Jackrabbits got their final match point on a block by White. Hallum then placed a serve where Southside had to scramble just to get it back across. That allowed Lonoke to set up an attack, and Walker finished it off with a huge kill that landed inside the Southside attack line to end the game.

The Lady Southerners scored the first point of game three, but Lonoke got the next three and never trailed again. Southside got to within one when Walker stepped under the net into Southside’s court, but Kennedy White got two kills and another big block to put Lonoke back in control with a 17-13 lead.

The Lady Jackrabbits finished with 41 kills and 12 aces as a team. Despite missing most of game one, Walker led the way at the net with 16 kills. Shelton had eight kills and three blocks. Armstrong had seven kills and four aces. White had six kills and three blocks. Hallum finished with four kills and three aces and Pool had three blocks.

Lonoke’s first-round match at state will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday against 4A-Northwest No. 2 seed Berryville. The Lady Bobcats are 28-6-1 this season, but have only lost twice this season to an in-state team. Each loss was to Shiloh Christian, one in the season opener on Aug. 22, the other on Thursday in the 4A-Northwest Conference tournament championship game.

SPORTS STORY>>Lonoke picks way past CAC

Jackrabbits force seven turnovers in win

By RICK KRON
Leader staff writer

Five interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt was more than enough to help Lonoke secure a 45-7 win over Central Arkansas Christian on Lonoke’s home field Friday on Homecoming night.

The CAC offensive plan appeared to be pass, throw, lob pass as more than 95 percent of its attempted plays were through the air.

The Jackrabbit defense keyed in on that plan often during the game where the mercy rule –letting the clock continue to run—went into effect late in the third quarter.

CAC’s Garrison possibly set a record for interceptions and incomplete passes as he threw 5 picks and more than two dozen of his passes were incomplete.

The Jackrabbit’s offensive plan was run, run, run with Xavier Hodge doing the yeoman’s work.

The Jackrabbits drew first, second and third blood in the game.

Two plays after Tallon Swint blocked a CAC punt, Michael Hodges bullied across the goal line on a 17-yard run down the home team’s sideline and Nick Tate added the extra point, it was the Jackrabbits out front of the CAC, 7-0.

Two series later, Hodges grabbed a pick six off an errant throw by CAC quarterback Eli Garrison. Hodges scurried 35 yards into the end zone.

Getting the ball back, it took the Mustangs just two plays before throwing an intercept, this time to Tyler Washington, However the Jackrabbits couldn’t do anything with the interception and gave the ball back to the Mustangs on downs.

After taking a 14-0 lead with 4:45 still left in the first quarter, Lonoke tried to surprise the Mustangs with an onside kick, but CAC recovered, starting off at midfield, but three plays later Dalton Smith snagged a Garrison pass at the 20-yard line and took it back 23 yards.

Xavier Hodge rushed five straight times before quarterback Daniel Seigrist, on a keeper, scooted 39-yards for Lonoke’s third touchdown in the first quarter. Another extra point by Tate made it 21-0 with 1:48 left, enough time for CAC to get on the scoreboard.

The Mustangs scored on a pass from Garrison to Gentry Miller. With the extra point, it was Jackrabbits up by 14 at the end of the first quarter.

The Mustangs started to move the ball at the start of the second quarter, taking it all the way to the 12-yard line. On the next running play CAC’s Blake Smith rushing up the middle fumbled and Hunter Kyzer recovered it for the Jackrabbits. But the team couldn’t get any traction, giving the ball back to CAC.

Three plays later Washing-ton nabbed his second interception and took 11-yards to the 29-yard line. Seigrist, on a keeper, cut over the left tackle and took it 11-yards for another touchdown. With the extra point, it was now 28-7 at halftime.

Lonoke received the opening kick-off of the third quarter. Smith took the opening kick from his 10-yard line to the Mustangs’ 10-yard line. And with less than 30 seconds gone in the third quarter, a 10-yard run by Braidon Bryant made it 35-7.

For the next five possessions it looked like a trench warfare game with neither side moving the ball much until CAC fumbled and Smith recovered it on the 19-yard line. Four runs by the quarterback put Lonoke ahead 42-7 and initiated the Mercy Rule with three minutes left in the third quarter.

Before the end of the quarter Washington grabbed his third interception near the 38-yard line just inside the sidelines. Starting the fourth quarter Bryant fumbled and CAC recovered but a block-in-the-back call canceled their touchdown run and the Mustangs just couldn’t move the ball.

Shawn Lake scored the final touchdown for Lonoke with a 33-yard scamper down the line with seven minutes left in the game.

The win improves Lonoke’s record to 4-5 overall. CAC drops to 0-9.

Friday, October 20, 2017

TOP STORY>>Spruceup at animal park

By CHRISTY HENDRICKS 
Leader staff writer

Laura Wingate and Lily Miller with Girl Scout Troop 6660 gave the Ward City Council a presentation Monday on proposed additions to the city’s animal park. The troop will cover the cost of its Silver Project, the highest award a cadet Girl Scout can earn.

The council approved the proposed additions to the animal park.

“We wanted to do something for the community and give back,” Miller told the council. “We decided to make the animal park more enticing.”

The troop already has tires, paint, a basket and tennis balls, but will be holding a fundraiser at a later date to help purchase other needed items. The current sign for the animal park is falling down and the troop plans to replace it with a sign made of memorial bricks.

The troop will team up with the Ward Animal Shelter during one of its fundraisers to get some of the dogs adopted also.

Parks and Recreation Director Karen Dawson will supervise the project along with help from Animal Control Officer Kelly Zoller.

Mayor Art Brooke gave an update on the Hwy. 367 and Hwy. 319 intersection improvements. Traffic lights are planned for the intersection, with a completion date sometime in 2018.

The mayor has written a letter saying the city guarantees its $160,000 share required to complete the work.

Originally, the city’s cost was more than $300,000, but there are discussions for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to take over the project, which will reduce the city’s cost.

“We’ve had some discussions with the highway department,” Deborah Staley, executive assistant to the mayor, told The Leader. “One of the suggestions is that they handle the project. At this time we don’t have a signed agreement.”

The mayor will meet with Metroplan on Wednesday to find out more.

David Stanley with Lemons Engineers told the council that the wastewater treatment plant construction is still on schedule, and design plans for Safe Routes to School are being submitted for review.

The city council also approved the purchase of two dump trucks for a total of $21,000 at Monday’s meeting.

Scott’s Lumber Company, which is closing Oct. 28, offered to sell the trucks to the city. The trucks are a 1993 International and a 2005 International. “We have a couple needs for that particular style dump truck,” Brooke said.

The street department will use one for picking up brush, tree limbs and other hauling. The water department will also use one of the trucks.

The planning commission brought proposals for final plats on 1 Huntington Place, lots 107-119 and 131-138, a replat for part of Oakland Park blocks 60 and 73, replat of Guyot Addition lots 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 and 12 and Oakland Grove block 33.

Deputy Operations Director Charles Gastineau updated the council on the city’s low-to-moderate income ratio. After surveying 574 homes around the city, the LMI percentage, which began at 8 percent, rose to 61 percent. Of the 487 occupied residences, 192 were found to have a high income, 177 moderate and 118 low. There were 146 female heads of household, 105 elderly (over age 64), 81 handicapped and 21 multi-family households.

The updated LMI means the city may be eligible for grants to help with projects like a youth or senior center or multipurpose center.

The mayor appointed Alderman Ron Bissett as chairman for a committee to develop an ordinance on parking. Due to narrow streets in some areas, emergency vehicles could have trouble getting to a location they’re called to if a vehicle is parked in the street.

“We’re trying to respond to emergency calls. We’re putting equipment on the road to go and rescue somebody and the equipment is not cheap,” the mayor said. “If you take it down a road you can’t get through, you can’t provide the service. That’s a disservice to those in need. It’s very difficult to try to develop a workable solution.”

The committee is tasked with finding “an ordinance we can live with.”

TOP STORY>>Drinks-by-glass vote on Nov. 14

By JEFFREY SMITH
Leader staff writer

Jacksonville volunteers on the Com-mittee for Progress Now are working hard in their campaign to inform residents and encourage them to vote on Nov. 14 to allow restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks by the glass, which, they said, is a catalyst for economic growth.

Community leaders in Jacksonville and Sherwood want the law changed in the defunct Gray Township to allow restaurants to serve wine, beer and spirits with meals.

Gray Township covers 90 percent of Jacksonville and 50 percent of Sherwood.

Downtown planning and development director Dr. Robert Price, who is leading the Jacksonville effort, said with three weeks left before the election, the Committee for Progress Now in Jacksonville is trying to raise $6,500 to meet its goal of $23,500.

Price has said it’s the No. 1 objective in a 13-step plan to spur economic growth and revitalize downtown Jacksonville.

A “Toast of the Town” fundraiser was held Thursday at the Southern Oaks Country Club to collect donations for advertising, signs and mailers.

Mayor Gary Fletcher and state Rep. Bob Johnson (D- Jacksonville) were in attendance.

“Everybody is positive about it. We don’t know of any group opposed as far as we know,” Price said.

“It is not about liquor stores and bars, it’s about restaurants. A North Little Rock family plans to open an independently owned restaurant at the closed Cody’s Cafe on Municipal Drive. They inquired about serving alcohol,” Price said.

Buffalo Wild Wings and other restaurants went elsewhere to avoid the hassle of getting a private license in Jacksonville, he said.

“Drinks by the Glass” will lead to more businesses coming to Jacksonville, leading to more jobs and increasing property values, he said.

“They have to get out and vote,” Price said.

He said the law against serving alcohol passed in 1953 when Little Rock Air Force Base was being built. Community leaders did not wants bars and liquor stores drawing in the airmen as in other communities.

Even though Sherwood and Jacksonville are voting on the same issue on the same day, they are separate elections, meaning one city could become wet, and not the other.

TOP STORY >>‘Unknown Sailor’ still awaits medal

Story by JEFFREY SMITH 

Cabot resident JoeAnn Taylor is working with two of the five remaining USS Arizona survivors to get her late father, “The Unknown Sailor” Joe George, a medal from the Navy for saving six sailors while disobeying orders during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was later commended for his action.

USS Arizona survivors Donald Stratton, 95, and Lauren Bruner, 97, are determined to get George a medal for his heroism 76 years later. The Stratton family has been working on it for 16 years. It was decades before the survivors found out it was George who threw them a rope so they could escape from a sinking ship.

Taylor, Stratton and Bruner went to the White House last summer to push for a medal for her dad. She spoke about him last week to Cabot High School American history students.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Joe George, then 26, was on the USS Vestal, a repair ship moored to the USS Arizona battleship. George was a farmer from Georgia who got a full football scholarship to Auburn University. His father would not let him take the scholarship, so George left home and joined the Navy. He was 6 feet, 200 pounds. He was a “smoker” (boxer) for the ship.

“My father was the typical sailor. He was youthful and liked to drink. He was on liberty (permission to go onshore) when he got into a bar fight. The military police brought my father back to the ship, confined for the weekend,” Taylor said.

The surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, killed more than 2,400 Americans and wounded over a 1,000. President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan the next dayand took the United States into the Second World War.

“On that calm Sunday at 7:45 a.m. general quarters was called to man the battle stations. They heard bombs going off and bullets being shot from planes. My father’s ship, the Vestal was bombed right away and went up in flames. He was helping to put out fires,” Taylor said.

She said the USS Arizona was fully loaded with a ton and half of ammunition. A huge bomb hit the middle of the Arizona. It sucked some of the fires out on the Vestal father’s ship. Most of the people on the Arizona died. They jumped off the ship into the fiery water with sharks circling.

The Arizona was leaning. Bruner, Stratton, Harold Kuhn, Russell Lott, Earl Riner and Alvin Dvork were in the ship’s director when the bomb hit.

Through a gap in the smoke, they could see George on the deck of the Vestal. They screamed, “Hey, Vestal,” and got his attention.

Taylor said her father was a knot specialist and made a “monkey fist” on the end of the rope line. The sailors were 70 feet in the air and he threw the knot to them. They made a line to the Vestal and crossed the rope hand-over-hand.

“The executive officer of my father’s ship comes along and tells him to cut the line, because their ship was going to be pulled over by the Arizona. My father would not do it and let those men die,” Taylor said.

“The sailors went to a hospital ship and my father went on with his duties. He did not get hurt, but the six sailors were not able to know who George was to thank him. He is mentioned in their memoirs as ‘The Unknown Sailor,’” she said.

Taylor said George was interviewed in 1978 for an oral history project on Pearl Harbor at the University of North Texas in Denton. It was the first time he publicly gave out his identity.

George had a 20-year career with the Navy and then worked 20 years as a rigger at the Alameda Naval Air Station on San Francisco Bay in California.

When he retired, George and his wife, Teresa, moved to Cabot in 1970. She had family who had a farm on Hwy. 89 in north Pulaski County. George died in 1996 at age 80.

Taylor moved to Cabot in 1999 to be near her mom.

MEETING IN WASHINGTON 

In July USS Arizona survivors Bruner, Stratton and Ken Potts went with Taylor to Washington to have George recognized with a medal.

They had breakfast with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and toured the World War II Memorial. The Arizona survivors had never been to Washington.

They visited several senators’ offices for these men to tell her father’s story.

“Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was very emotional when he found out I was George’s daughter. He worked immediately on a Senate resolution to honor my father to get the Navy to take action. It is moving to hear people talk about my father,” Taylor said.

The group also went to the Pentagon and met with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. Taylor said servicemen and women lined the hallways to cheer the Arizona survivors as they walked by.

The survivors also met with President Trump in the Oval Office at the White House.

“He was gracious, genuine and elegant. I feel he was genuinely interested in all of us. He said he was proud of my father and the Pearl Harbor survivors,” Taylor said.

“Joe George stopped at nothing to save these men. A well-known man who goes down in history with USS Arizona,” Trump said, according to Taylor.

The Navy has made no decision on awarding George a medal.

The USS Arizona survivors and Taylor are going back to Pearl Harbor in December for the 76th anniversary.

The World War II Foundation is making a documentary about “The Unknown Sailor.” Film crews went to Washington and recorded the visit. The film, narrated by actor Gary Sinise, is scheduled to air on PBS television on Veterans Day 2018.

American history teacher Bennie Brock said Taylor’s presentation “is a real world connection to history. The students can read it in a book, but this gives them something tangible.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

OBITUARIES >> 10-21-17

REBECCA BOBENMOYER

Rebecca Lynn Bobenmoyer, 47, left this life on Oct. 7.

She was born Aug. 6, 1970, in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Rebecca graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1988.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James H and Helon B. Wright.

She leaves behind her greatest joy – her son, Jacob E. Bobenmoyer – a brother, James H. Wright Jr.; a sister, Cynthia M.

Lambertus, and her lifelong friend Dorothy DeCarlo.

Her big heart and caring nature were overshadowed by an addiction that finally took her life. We loved her, but we couldn’t save her. May she rest in peace now.

Cremation arrangements are by A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, 501-982-3400.

Online guestbook at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.

EVENTS >> 10-21-17

CHAMBERS TO HOST LRAFB LEADERS

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce’s Military and Govern-ment Relations Committee will host a breakfast with Little Rock Air Force Base leaders at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 200 Dupree Drive.

Wing commanders, command chiefs and group commanders will attend. “This will be a great opportunity for chamber members to fellowship with Air Force leaders and hear updates on the mission of Team Little Rock,” the announcement said.

Juice, coffee, pastries and breakfast sandwiches will be served.

Chamber members will be charged $5, and military members are free. RSVP by calling Denise Heard at 501-982-1511.

CABOT-NATIVE GOSPEL MUSICIAN PERFORMS SUNDAY

Cabot-native Randy Barnes, and a member of the gospel group 2nd Generation of Nashville, Tenn., will perform at Calvary Baptist Church, 1508 W. Center St. in Searcy, at 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 501-827-1814.

JACKSONVILLE CITIZEN POLICE ALUMNI MEETING 

The Jacksonville Citizen Police Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the police department on Marshall Road. “All alumni are asked to attend this very important meeting. Please wear your JCPAA shirts as we will do a special presentation to Modern Woodmen, which will include photos being taken,” according to the announcement.

CABOT AARP HEARS FROM ALS SPEAKER MONDAY

Cabot AARP will meet for a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Monday at the old library next to the Cabot Seniors Center.

The founder of ALS in Wonderland, Lara Blume McGee, will speak about why she started the foundation and what it does for people affected by the disease.

16TH SECTION CRIME WATCH MEETING TUESDAY

The 16th Section Crime Watch meeting will be held this at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the 16th Section Community Center on Hwy. 319 West in Austin.

Representatives of the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office will speak.

AMERICAN LEGION IN CABOT MEETS ON THIURSDAY 

American Legion Post 71 at 114 N. First St. in Cabot will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. before the meeting. Members and their spouses are welcome.

For more information, call 501-203-5715

WOODLAWN SPAGHETTI SUPPER NEXT SATURDAY 

The Woodlawn Community Center will hold a fundraiser spaghetti supper at 4:30 p.m. next Saturday.

Plates are $10 each and include a salad and a homemade dessert. Children 10 years old and under eat free.

The Larry Weathers Band will perform.

VERANDAH GARDDEN CLUB PLANS OKTOBERFEST 

The Verandah Garden Club will meet for an Oktoberfest event at 10 a.m. next Saturday at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1904 McArthur Drive in Jacksonville. For more information, call 501-533-7708.

CLASSIFIEDS >> 10-18-17


ANNOUNCEMENTS


The Pathfinder, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its monthly Board meeting, Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.at the Donald W. Reynolds Administration and Treatment Center, 2520 W. Main St., Jacksonville, Ar.



Let's Face Acne Together! If your child has moderate to severe acne, we invite you to join our investigational drug study of a topical treatment foam. Eligible participants may receive compensation and study drugs and related care at no cost. Call Dermatology Trial Associates at 501-620-4449. Certain restrictions apply.



NEW AUTHORS WANTED! Page Publishing will help you self-publish your own book. FREE author submission kit! Limited offer! Why wait? Call now: 866-374-6157.





SERVICES



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



SWEET HOME Kid Kare now enrolling with limited space available. Saturday and Sunday available by appointment only. 1001 Deese St., Beebe. (501) 605-3184.



OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844-397-2688.





HELP WANTED



NOW HIRING. Base pay $300-$600 per week. Commissions available. Full/part-time jobs. Call (501) 605-1303 or text (501) 259-6430 for more information.



PROPERTY MANAGER needed for apartment complex in Jacksonville. Email respond@lead-ar.com or fax (501) 375-3141.



GENERAL PROPERTY Maintenance help needed for apartment complex. Little Rock and Jacksonville. Email respond@lead-ar.com or fax (501) 375-3141.



DELIVERY DRIVER/WAREHOUSE Associate - stacking and organizing warehouse, pulling and loading orders, deliveries, unloading trucks, operating a forklift, warehouse maintenance. Able to lift 75 lbs. High school diploma or GED. Apply at Central Laundry Equipment, 1081 Cockleburr Rd., Ward or email: parts@centrallaundryequipment.com



DIRECT CARE POSITIONS - Provide support to individuals, including assistance with daily and Personal care. Excellent Benefits. Qualified candidates MUST APPLY ONLINE: jobs.thementornetwork.com. NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge 15000 Hwy 98, Benton Ar 72019. Drug-free work environment. Clean Background and MVR • EOE.



INDUSTRIAL SCIENCES and TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR – SAU Tech. This is an academic 9 mo. position w/full benefits.Position will provide technical instruction in heating, ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), electronics and instrumentation (EandI), welding, basic electricity, and other related areas. Min. Qualifications: Associate’s degree in Electronic Technology or related discipline from an accredited institution or obtain within 3 yrs. of hire date; appropriate licensure; five yrs. exp. in the HVAC field. Background check required. Salary range: $35,000 - $40,000. Inquiries may be directed to: SAU Tech HR Office Phone: 870-574-4481 • E-mail: humanres@sautech.eduAA/EEO Employer.



EMS Coordinators/Instructors - The Arkansas Fire Academy,a division of Southern ARUniversity Tech, in Camden, AR.Salary base: $47,259, (commensurate with degreeand experience).Application and job descriptionavailable at: www.sautech.edu.Inquiries may be directed to:SAU Tech HR Office.Phone: 870-574-4481 . E-mail: humanres@sautech.edu.



ASH Urgent Care now hiring Front Desk/Recp., LPN, and XRay Tech. New clinic opening late 2017, in Sherwood area. We need professionals to provide quality, convenient care to our patients. If you have 23 yrs of exp. in a clinic setting and have the appropriate licensure, we want to talk to you. Online application at: arksurgicalhospital.com.





ESTATE SALES



ESTATE SALE by Donna: 10/19/17 - 10/21/17, 9 am-4 pm, 870 MT. TABOR RD., CABOT. Grandfather clock; curio cabinet; flexsteel couch, love seat and recliner; marble top coffee table; oriental table; lamps and lamp tables; 5-pc. wicker set; love seat; table; 6 chairs; china cabinet; gun safe; side-by-side refrigerator; washer and electric dryer; chest freezer; kiln; ceramic molds; linens; holiday decor; mirrors; pictures; decorator items; jewelry; coins; house and garage packed!





YARD SALES



RUMMAGE SALE, 10/21, doors open at 7 am. Landmark Baptist Church, 2200 Marshall Rd., Jacksonville.



MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale, 10/21, 8 am-noon, 57 and 59 Stonewall Dr., Jax. Exercise equip., Boyd’s figurines, Thomas Kincade pictures, home decor and more.



MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale, 10/21, 7 am-4 pm, 1016 Lincoln St., Lonoke.



HARVEST FALL sale, 10/21 8 am-2 pm, 23903 Hwy. 107, Jax./Macon. Life Tabernacle parking lot. Yard and crafts.



YARD SALE, 10/20 and 21, 140 Lloyd Henderson Rd., Beebe. Numerous items.



YARD SALE, 10/21, 9 am-1 pm, 10000 Mayfair Rd., off Hwy. 161 and Borroughs Rd. Furn., home decor, lots of misc. Rain cancels.



NEIGHBORHOOD YARD sale, Orchard Hollow Estates, 19 Bartlett Ward, 10/20 and 21, 7 am-?



YARD SALE, 10/21, 7 am-noon, 613 Hill St., Jax., Furniture, kitchen, household.



YARD SALE, 10/20 and 21, 7 am-3 pm, 223 Kirkland Rd, McRae, 3/4 mile from 267. Many items, too much to mention.



MOVING SALE, 10/21, 7:30 am-12:30 pm, 185 Cedar Creek Lp., Cabot. Lots of items, like new condition.





VEHICLES and ACCESSORIES



CASH FOR CARS! We Buy ANY Car, Truck or Van! Running or Not. Get a FREE Top Dollar INSTANT Offer NOW! 1-888-820-0807. We're Local!



WARN WINCH, Premium, 8,000 lb. w/remote and all hookups, unused, like new! Made in USA. Perfect for Jeeps, Pickups, etc., $420. (501) 843-2187.



TILT-TOP TRAILER, 5’x8’, 2” ball, good condition, $400. Call/text: (501) 743-5719.



‘92 TOYOTA Corolla, 143k miles, does not run. Must be picked up ASAP, $1,000 obo. (501) 606-1314.



ALUMINUM RAMPS, 6’, fold in half, have skid proof material. (501) 941-7719.



1990 LINCOLN Town Car, 80% restored, 233,000 miles, 25 mpg., $2,000 firm. (501) 944-5515.



PAIR OF Dodge aluminum 6-spoke and hole wheels w/tires, $300 obo. retail for $1,000. 882-2142 or 606-1314.



2000 GMC Yukon, 4WD, lifted, light bars, power everything, must see, $6,500 obo. (501) 416-8107.



1964 MALIBU Supersport hubcaps (4), $100; 4 chrome spoke wire basket 14” wheels, $300. (501) 207-3409.



2002 MAZDA Miata, 6 spd., $4,500 obo. (501) 605-0215 or (303) 278-4542.



2006 TOYOTA Siena XLE van, loaded, ready to go, $5,995. (501) 605-0215 or (303) 278-4542.



‘92 JEEP Cherokee 4-door, automatic, $3,995 obo. (501) 605-0215 or (303) 278-4542.



BENCH SEAT from 2000 Dodge Caravan, excellent condition, $50. (501) 206-4703.



1996 DODGE Dakota, selling whole thing, great engine and transmission, not driveable, $1,000. (501) 882-2142 or (501) 606-1314.



400 JENSEN amp w/two 10” woofers, base speakers, Pioneer car stereo, $300 obo. for all. (501) 882-2142 or 606-1314.



1994 SONOMA, V6, may need cam bearing, 94,000 miles, new fuel pump, plugs and wirs, distributor cap and rotor belt tensioner, belt and A/C, $2,000. (501) 983-1445.



2005 BUICK LaCross EXL, 140,250 miles, 23 MPG, $3,500 cashj. 135 Terri Ct., McRae.



‘98 CAVALIER, runs good, $1,000. (501) 516-3810.



2001 DODGE Caravan Sport, fully loaded, silver w/gray interior, $3,500. Moving, nothing wrong w/vehicle. (501) 605-2242, Cabot.



HEAVY DUTY metal bed gooseneck twin-axle trailer w/20” duals and winch. (501) 743-8442.



‘93 RANGER 4x4, 4.0 V6, 5-spd., cold air, new tires, runs good, $2,950. (501) 203-5087.





RECREATIONAL VEHICLES



2009 OUTBACK camper by Keystone. Barn kept, great condition, $12,000. (501) 658-7315.



POLARIS 500 and 5’x8’ trailer, $4,000. 835-4595, leave msg.



DUCK HUNTING/FISHING boat, 14’ HD, all weld aluminum w/Yamaha 9.9 hp. 4-stroke electric-start motor, both new w/factory warranties plus excellent Minkota trolling motor and trailer. (501) 843-2187.



2005 TAHOE 19’ ski boat w/trailer, Mercury 4.3 outboard, 190 hp., one owner, 210 hours, $8,900. (501) 590-4090, Cabot.



2002 FLEETWOOD Prowler, 27’, electric slide-out, sink, stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, shower/tub, radio/CD, new vinyl flooring. (501) 650-3299.



2007 HONDA ZTX 1300 retro, includes extra saddlebag and helmet, $4,850. (501) 920-9274 or (501) 628-7085.



2014 JAYCO Eagle HT 5th wheel, excellent condition inside and out, $27,000 obo. (501) 286-7268.



2009 CHEROKEE 26’, 1 slide, very clean, $7,500. (501) 259-3093.





LAWN and FARM EQUIPMENT



HAY 25 acres, free, between Jax. and Cabot. (501) 258-1155.



ANTIQUE IRON dump bucket for a small tractor, $200 obo. (501) 882-2142 or (501) 606-1314.



FARMPRO, 2003, Turf tires, runs good, needs steering part, $2,800, disc included. (501) 983-1445.



POULAN PRO weedeater, 3 different attachments, runs well, $100; small propane tank, $15. (501) 983-1445.



FREE, 25 acres of hay, behind old Busy Bee Liquor, you cut and haul away. 982-0447.



GENTLY USED large rear-tine tiller, pd. over $700, asking $500 cash. 135 Terri Ct., McRae.



SWISHER PULL-BEHIND bush hog, 44”, 10 hp. motor, $950. (501) 658-1802.



FREE, 6’ chain link fence, approx. 100’ w/1 gate, you take it down. (501) 605-6055, Ward.



KAWASAKI MULE w/dump bed, 3 yrs. old. (501) 289-2008, Cabot.





LOST and FOUND



FOUND: HUSKY Ln., Beebe, large back brace belt. 288-2933.





ANIMALS, PETS and SUPPLIES



FREE PUPPIES, medium-sized mutts, going to be great dogs, all colors, male and female. (501) 414-4588, Sherwood.



FREE TO good home, 3 older dogs and 5 cats (different ages). Call for more info. (501) 291-7883.



USE HAPPY JACK® DD-33 to kill fleas on cats. WOODS FEED STORE, (843-6121) (kennelvax.com).



CIRCLE Y brand saddle, size 15, bridle included, $300. (501) 983-1445.



3 CATS to good homes, all spayed/neutered, Sabre, male, 10 yrs. old; Spook, male, 5 yrs. old; Simba, female, 3 yrs. old. Separate or together. (501) 516-0008.



BELGIAN MALINOIS for adoption at Jax. Animal Shelter, 4 yrs. old, female, knows basic commands. 982-2916.



2 ROLLS chain link fencing, $100. (501) 259-2046.





MISCELLANEOUS



Panther Creek Carports – Back by Demand! Factory Direct Carport$598!Rated for 90 mph winds and 20 lbs snow loads, 10’x20’x7’, Call 1-501-835-7222. OD Funk Manufacturing Inc. Sherwood, AR, Since 1976.



WANTED 10 HOMES- In your county Needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS For our Before and after picture brochure. Upon being selected receive free $300 gift certificate. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS We are opening a branch office and will be using these homes for ourbrochure. No money down financing. Payments $89/Mo. Free estimates Senior/Military discounts. wac. CALL NOW!! 866-668-8681.



RESMED C-PAP machine, good condition, 6’ hose, face mask, $186.86. (501) 749-8667.



size 12/13 diabetic shoes, black, good condition, $93.93. (501) 749-8667.



GOLF CLUBS: Ping I2 irons, Taylor woods, Golfsmith putter, Hogan bag, all in excellent condition, $499.99. 749-8667.



new metal walking cane, excellent condition, $30; backpack, new, red and black, $66.66. 749-8667.



WALKER, tall and wide, new, $79.79. (501) 749-8667.



CEMENT MIXER, Lowes-Kobalt, 4 cu. ft., 0.5 hp., good condition, $190. Call/text (501) 743-5719.



WALLS BRAND winter jacket, hooded, reversible, like new, XL, $40; camo hunting coat, bib trousers, XL, insulated, rubber boots, 10W, all for $90. Call/text: (501) 743-5719.



2 KLIPSCH stereo speakers, retail $900, asking $300. (501) 606-1314.



10,000 BTU natural gas heater, Cedar Ridge, has fan and pilot light. (501) 941-7719.



PINK FLOYD Dark Side of the Moon vinyl album, $35 obo. 882-2142 or 606-1314.



COLUMBIA VICTROLA, works, $350; 1930s end table, $75; crib w/bedding, $40; several coffee tables and misc. items. (501) 207-3409.



ANTIQUE TYPEWRITER, $20. 743-1014, Beebe.



FREE FIREWOOD. 772-7245.



1979 HAND-PAINTED picture of Elvis Presley, 20x26, framed, $40; Royal 435DX electric cash register, brand new, $40; Ion conversion turntable, pd. $119, asking $80. 843-4890.



LITTLE LEAGUE baseball hat “Johnny Bench” Louisville, pic. avail., $10. (501) 206-4703.



2 LITTLE Debbie cupcake stands, red, wire, 5’ tall, $20 ea.; Grayco heavy duty stroller, clean pad, $30; Shark vacuum cleaner, 12 amp., runs well, $30. (501) 843-4890.



JOHN DEERE Model B series tractor owner’s manual, antique, excellent condition, make offer. (501) 882-2142 or (501) 606-1314.



DEER CAMP trailer, as is, 27’, $1,500 cash. 135 Terri Ct., McRae.



WOMEN’S SIZE small nursing scrubs, like new, approx. 55 to 60 items, entire box, $50. 944-9698.



OUTDOOR PLAYHOUSE, custom built, pd. $5,000, asking $1,000. On-site pickup in Cabot. (501) 605-2242.



KARAOKE VISION compact disc/cassette/video recorder, cables and microphone, plays well, $85 obo. 843-4890.



PORTABLE PLAY yard, 5.5’ wide x 27” tall, $55. (501) 259-2046.





FURNITURE and APPLIANCES



2 elec. steam irons, good cond., $5 ea.; Maple headboard and footboard w/railings, for twin bed, $10. (501) 743-1014, Beebe.



COMPLETE QUEEN bed, clean, non-smokers, $250; complete twin storage bed, clean, 12-drawer storage, non-smokers, $300; quilt rack w/XL twin quilt, $35 or sell separate. (501) 743-0470.



TWIN-SIZE OLD-FASHIONED dark wood bed w/rails and screws, $60 obo.; crib mattress, $15. (501) 843-4890.



CHINA CABINET and 7-pc. dinette set, maple, good condition, $300. (501) 941-1882.



LAZYBOY RECLINER, tobacco color, excellent condition, $100. 920-7741.



QUEEN HEADBOARD, lighted, with mirror, $75. (501) 266-2732.



2 ROLLING/SWIVEL dining chairs, wood, rattan trim, $15 ea.; Sturdy steel secretary chair, brown, $15, pic available. (501) 206-4703.



LARGE SOFA, great condition, $50; coffee table, 30x50, good condition, $40. (501) 835-9795.



2 TWIN beds w/mattresses, Chifferobe, large ornate trunk, roll top desk, large wood burning stove w/accessories. 605-3510 after 2 pm, Sherry.



PELLET STOVE, Quadra-fire. (501) 843-4401.



2 RECLINERS, good condition, $50 ea. or $75 for both. Country Oaks mobile home park,Beebe. (501) 743-1014.



DOUBLE RECLINER, good condition, brown, 259-5498, leave msg.



WASHER and electric dryer, Kenmore, white, $95 ea. 843-6354.



OAK DINING table w/4 chairs; computer cabinet; baker’s rack w/doors and drawers; table w/inlaid chess board; air fryer and toaster oven. (501) 941-3778.



TALL ENTERTAINMENT cabinet, lighted area at top w/glass doors, roomy area w/doors on bottom, 37”x31” space for TV, slots for DVR/DVD player, casters for easy moving, some minor dings, lovely, $75 obo. (501) 726-3110, McRae.





LOTS and ACREAGE



FOR LEASE: 52 acres of deer hunting woods on Fairview Rd., Lonoke. $850 per year. (501) 676-5524.





RENTALS



IN BEEBE: very nice, 2 Bedroom/2 Bath apartments. All utilities paid including basic cable. Washer and dryer furnished. $750 month. Twin Lakes Apartments. Call Lisa at 278-0498.



COZY, one room studio apartments in Jacksonville. Bed pulls down from wall in Living Room in front of wood burning fireplace. Includes appliance filled kitchen. Starting at $325 plus utilities, deposit $200.No children or pets. Camp Construction, (501) 982-0434.



TRAILER FOR rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, central heat and air, large yard with carport, Cabot Schools, dead end road, very quiet, $550. 602 Elmore Rd. Call (501) 230-8490.



1713 LEONARD Dr., Jacksonville. 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, tree shaded, nice front porch, $475 month, $475 security. (501) 988-5187.





HOUSES FOR SALE



FOR SALE: 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home on private lake, deck, private boat ramp. 60 miles east of Little Rock. Ready for hunting season. Great fishing. Call Des Arc Realty, (870) 256-5223.





MOBILE HOMES



Have a title to your Car, Boat, or Mobile home? Get a new home with any trade-in! Call 501-653-3205.



Must sell Single wide. $5000.Needs to be moved. 501-653-3201.