Friday, May 26, 2006

TOP STORY >> Long school-bus rides problems for students

BY SARA GREENE
Leader staff writer

IN SHORT >> Commutes taking an hour or more are often the norm for many Arkansas students.

Long rides on buses are inevitable for students who live in rural areas and there are no limits on the length of time children spend riding to and from school in Arkansas, but some parents and educators complain that overly long rides can affect academic performance.

“Parents complain every day about the length of the bus rides,” said Johnny White, transportation and athletic director for the Cabot School District. The Cabot School District has 85 bus routes for its 8,200 students.

“We cover 200 square miles in our district and we try to keep all the routes to about an hour,” White explained.

Superintendent Belinda Shook of the Beebe School Dis-trict told The Leader she felt the district was fortunate when it merged with the McRae School District last year because that district was just five miles away. After converting McRae’s campus into a middle school for fifth- and sixth-graders last summer, middle-school students now arrive at the Beebe campus and then board shuttle buses for a brief commute to the McRae campus, she said.

“I don’t think any of our bus routes are exceedingly long,” Shook said.

The district has a total of 31 bus routes for the district’s 2,900 students. The longest route is 36 miles one way.

According to Betty Stringfel-low, director of transportation for Pulaski County Special School District, the longest ride of any of the 273 routes in the 729-square-mile area is an hour and 28 minutes. There are more than 17,000 students enrolled in PCSSD.

“Our longest bus routes are to the magnet or TAG (Talented and Gifted) schools and parents don’t complain because they know those bus rides are going to be a little longer than normal,” Stringfellow said.

In the Lonoke School District, there are 18 bus routes for 1,838 students. The longest commute is an hour and half, about the same length Paron High School students in Saline County face next fall.

Paron School District was annexed into the Bryant School District in 2004. Last month, the Bryant School Board voted to close Paron High School because of financial concerns.

Parents of Paron High School students are asking a judge to bar closing the school claiming excessive time on a bus would violate some students’ right to equal educational opportunities under the state constitution.

The lawsuit against the state board of education claims long bus rides hurt academic performance.

Doug Eaton, director of public school facilities and transportation for Arkansas, said relocation is one option for rural residents concerned about lengthy bus rides.

“If they don’t like to ride the bus, move closer to the school,” Eaton said.

“I think anybody would be extremely, extremely hard pressed to be able to draw a parallel between a child’s inability to read and write and how long they’ve sat on a bus,” Eaton said.

A state department of education study on isolated schools is expected to be finished in 2007. The study was mandated by the Legislature last year.

“A statement like (Eaton’s) is similar to saying if kids in poor Delta school districts don’t like the education they’re getting, they ought to move to Little Rock,” said Chris Heller, attorney for the Paron patrons.

Eaton’s boss, Education Com-missioner Ken James, said the issue does not have such an easy solution.

“There are always going to be issues with respect to transportation,” James said.

“People don’t live in a magic box and they never will.”

The director of the National Association for Pupil Transporta-tion (NAPT) said bus ride limits are almost exclusively a local issue.

“Sort of the industry rule of thumb is you try to limit bus rides to an hour, maximum,” NAPT director Michael Martin said.

“But by the same token, in states where there are tremendously rural districts, often those times can be much longer than that.”

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson has said he would seek “reasonable standards” for school bus rides as governor. Hutchinson’s Democratic opponent, Attorney General Mike Beebe, said the isolated-schools study should offer guidelines for transportation times.

Rod McKnight of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services cited numerous studies that suggest a correlation between long bus rides and student achievement, though he said even those conclusions have conditions.

“It’s quick to come back and say, yeah, you may lose some educational time, but the consensus was there’s not a lot people could do about it,” McKnight said.

West Virginia asks school districts to limit bus rides for elementary students to 30 minutes and high schoolers to one hour, but an official there said the regulation is rarely enforced.

Kansas encourages districts to limit bus rides to less than an hour. Until 1993, South Carolina required rides of no longer than one hour and 15 minutes.

The regulation was removed when officials attempted to make it part of state law, said South Carolina Director of Transportation Donald Tudor. No statute was implemented, he said.

“We know our (rule) is not going to happen from time to time,” said Debbie Romine, a transportation safety consultant in Kansas.

“We have lots of gravel. Arkansas probably does, too, and Arkansas probably has a lot more windy roads than we do.”
States surrounding Arkansas do not limit the length of school bus rides. Texas and Okla-homa officials said several bus routes in those states are longer than 90 minutes.

Even in the nation’s most isolated state, Alaska, there are no restrictions on bus trip lengths.

“We leave it to the local school board to determine length of ridership,” said Alaska Department of Education spokesman Eddy Jean.

Plaintiffs in the Paron suit contend the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has already set a standard for bus rides of not more than 45 minutes one way.

Eaton, a former Little Rock School District official, said the federal case was related to desegregation efforts in Little Rock and should have no bearing on the Paron case.

Aaron Sadler of the Arkansas News Bureau contributed to this story.

TOP STORY >> Road improvements on tap for Sherwood

BY JOHN HOFHEIMER
Leader staff writer

IN SHORT: Two major road widenings are intended to help rapidly
growing Sherwood alleviate some rush-hour congestion.

The city of Sherwood can begin buying right-of-way for the long-awaited widening of Brockington Road between Kiehl Avenue and Hwy. 107, Mayor Bill Harmon told the Sherwood City Council this week.

The first segment goes from Mary-land Avenue north to Hwy. 107. The second segment, not yet funded, will run from Kiehl to Maryland. Even as the city prepared to begin the job, the state Highway Department held a public hearing Tuesday evening on its plan to four-lane Hwy. 107 from Bear Paw Drive to Brockington Road, where the two projects will intersect.

“That’s not exactly controversial,” said Highway Department spokesman Randy Ort of the Hwy. 107 widening.

“There’s a limited number of property owners, and (the highway) is already widened to the south and underway to the north,” he said. “Everybody knew it was coming.”

The widening to four lanes will be about 1.6 miles long and cost an estimated $7.5 million, according to Martin Cruce, highway design engineer.

The project could be let for bids early in summer of 2007 and be completed within two years.

BROCKINGTON

The entire Brockington Road widening between Kiehl and Hwy. 107 is about 1.9 miles long.

The segment between Maryland and Hwy. 107 is about 1.2 miles long and will have four travel lanes and a raised median.
The .8-mile segment from Kiehl to Maryland will be four travel lanes plus a continuous two-way, left-turn lane down the middle, Ort said.

Current traffic along the route is 14,807 vehicles a day, according to a state Highway Department spokes-man, expected to increase 50 percent over the next 20 years.

Harmon said the city had money allocated for the first phase of the project.

The federal government will fund 80 percent of the project. Of the remaining 20 percent, Sherwood will pay 40 percent and Pulaski County 60 percent.

The project originally was estimated at $6 million to $7 million, but construction costs have increased as much as 40 percent since then, according to Jim McKenzie, executive director of Metroplan.

As the local metropolitan planning organization, Metroplan must approve of the plan.

“Our board is committed to the whole project,” said McKenzie, but there are a bunch of other projects in the pipeline as well. When Congress passed the Highway Reauthorization Bill, it included “smoke and mirrors,” he said. At most, 86 percent of what was authorized will be funded.

“The first projects to get there will get the money,” he said.

The state Highway Department reviewed the plans and “We’ll be the ones to award the contract and prided construction oversight,” said Ort.

“We don’t show any target (construction) dates right now,” Ort said.

TOP STORY >> Tax would boost size of county jail

BY JOHN HOFHEIMER
Leader staff writer

In addition to considering an ambitious jail- expansion program funded by a new sales tax, the Pulaski County Public Safety Task Force is studying the feasibility of reorganizing policing to merge county deputies with North Little Rock police north of the Arkansas River, and with the Little Rock police south of the river.

In a report to the task force, which met Wednes-day night at Sherwood’s Bill Harmon Recreation Center, Pulaski County Comptroller Ron Quillin, considered staffing levels for the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, taking into account not only salaries and benefits but health insurance premiums and holiday pay as well.

The task force members seem inclined to propose a quarter-penny county tax increase dedicated to the county jail which would double the capacity of the existing county detention center from 880 inmates to 1,778 in five years or less, depending on the type of financing.

Sherwood Mayor Bill Harmon said he favored short-term financing that might cost a little more at first but which would allow faster realization of the new prison space and saving interest in the long run.

According to Quillin’s findings, merging deputies with patrolmen north of the river at current levels would require the county toraise its pay, increasing benefits and salaries for 41 deputies and officers from about $1.8 million to about $2.5 million—an increase of about $620,000 a year.

South of the river, to merge deputies with Little Rock police would increase the salaries and benefits of 45 lawmen from about $2 million to $2.7 million, an increase of about $760,000.

Combined, it could cost the county an additional $1.4 million a year.

Committee chairman Judge Buddy Villines, noting the ever-increasing cost of energy, suggested considering geothermal heating and cooling as an upfront construction cost that could save a lot of money in the long run.

Glen Shwartz, a long-time advocate of legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana, testified that the county would need fewer jail beds if marijuana were decriminalized and if other relatively minor drug offenders were ticketed or rehabilitated instead of locked up.

A breakdown of prisoners in the county lockup on May 16 showed six out of 1,292 incarcerated solely for possession of marijuana.

Shwartz also charged that enforcing drug laws was racist, bad policy and contributed to “a growing contempt of the rule of law.”

Community activist Jim Lynch added that fewer jail beds would be needed if the community locked up only people it is afraid of, not people it’s mad at.

Villines said it would require a two-thirds majority of the quorum court to place a sales-tax increase on the ballot. Revenues from the quarter-cent sales tax would generate about $17 million in 2007 and increase by about 4 percent per year after that, according to Quillin.

Of that, $16.15 million would be available by state law to be budgeted.

The proposed time line shows full collection of the tax by January 2007, along with the opening of 250 minimum-security beds in a work- release center, with no capital costs.

A 192-bed minimum-security barracks would be designed by August 2007 and completed a year later and ready to open in September 2008 at a cost of $4.5 million.

Repair of the old jail would start in September 2008 and open in January 2009 at an estimated cost of $1.57 million, mostly for fixing the mechanical systems and the roof.

Construction of a new 296-bed medium and maximum-security pod would begin in January 2009 and be opened in January 2010 at a cost of $16.5 million.

TOP STORY >> Glitches didn't hit everyone in primary

BY JOAN MCCOY
Leader staff writer

IN SHORT: White County’s vote counting went off with hardly a hitch, while Lonoke County still struggled at week’s end to start counting the ballots. That’s because one county had the funds to prepare for the primary, while the other lacked funds and resources to conduct this week’s voting properly.

The primary in White County came off almost without a hitch, while in Lonoke County, voters and candidates alike are still waiting to see who won. The main reason for the disparity in neighboring counties is a simple one – money.

White County took the entire $272,155 grant it received from the state to buy equipment, added $58,145 to it and bought all new electronic voting machines to take the place of the old paper-ballot machines. So on election night the only ballots that had to be scanned were the absentee ballots.

Lonoke County took half of its grant and bought approximately 40 electronic voting machines for this election, and election commissioners plan to buy the rest over the next two or three years.

While White County election commissioners were talking Tues-day night about how well the new machines were received by voters, Lonoke County election officials were trying to figure out what went wrong. The answer from Larry Clarke, the Republican member of the three-member Lonoke County election commission: The new scanner for the old paper ballots wasn’t programmed to look for every race, so it didn’t see every race.

“We had roughly $300,000 to buy machines, but that wouldn’t have been enough to outfit the whole county, so we opted to install just the ADA-required one (electronic) machine per polling place,” Clarke said. “If we had outfitted like White County, it would have cost $400,000, and the county doesn’t have the money.”

But even if both counties had spent the same amount on new electronic voting machines, county officials say if the equipment had arrived earlier, the technical problems likely could have been minimized. And both counties lay the blame on Secretary of State Charlie Daniels, who didn’t order it sooner.

“The secretary of state was looking at two or three companies, and he couldn’t figure out which one to buy,” said White County Judge Bob Parish. By the time he had decided on Elec-tion Systems & Software and the equipment arrived, there wasn’t time to make sure it was working right.

“The contract for voting equipment didn’t go out until last fall,” Clarke said. “In my opinion, it should have gone out well before that.”

Both ES&S and the secretary of state Wednesday issued statements about the Election Day snafus.

“Despite issues we are still addressing to finalize the tabulation of some results, in general, yesterday was a positive day—2,500 new iVotronic touch-screen machines functioned extremely well – as the polls opened, during voting, and in the tabulation of results,” ES&S wrote. “Based on feedback we’ve received, voters had a good experience with the new system; and poll-worker-related challenges were limited to what we would expect in a first-time use. In several counties where officials used the new system, results were tabulated in record time – in Boone County, for example, results were reported about an hour after the polls closed last evening. This is a solid start to Secretary of State Daniels’ plans to implement the new system, statewide.

“Since we were chosen as the state’s election partner, our goal has been to work with Secretary of State Daniels to vastly improve the election process, and to offer all Arkan-sas voters an enhanced voting experience. Though we believe yesterday’s election was a solid first step, we also recognize there are changes we have to make going forward.

“In that regard, we do have confidence in our Arkansas team. How-ever, we also know that we can always improve the service we provide. We are already in discussions with Secretary of State Daniels and his staff about how we can make the process even better for the upcoming run off and the November election.”

“Secretary of State Charlie Daniels remains very pleased with the overall performance of the state’s new touch-screen voting system,” said the press release from his office.

“As is the case in any election — but particularly in an election like this where several types of voting technology were used — issues are going to arise. This was a monumental change in technology, and the secretary of state’s office expected a certain number of issues related to first-time use of new equipment or the marrying of different types of machines.
“To that end, no matter how well most counties performed, Secretary Daniels and his staff are gravely concerned with tabulation problems, particularly in Lonoke, Phillips and Pulaski counties. The issues experienced by Phillips and Pulaski counties are in regard to old optical scanners that were not programmed adequately to count the paper ballots used in the election. In Lonoke County, programming errors also oc-curred with the new optical scan tabulator. Secretary Daniels is holding the vendor solely responsible for not communicating with the state and with county officials on the programming problems they were having.” While Arkansas overall saw a generally successful election yesterday, the errors and delays in these three counties in particular are inexcusable. Secretary Daniels made that very clear to Election Systems & Software today.

TOP STORY >> Lonoke County could start count today

BY JOHN HOFHEIMER
Leader staff writer

IN SHORT: Software failure leaves candidates and voters in suspense and in the dark.

For the fourth night, Lonoke County office seekers and voters went to bed Friday without knowing who won, lost or must compete in a runoff, the ballots locked up in the courthouse while a software company scrambled to properly program the optical-ballot scanner.

If all goes well—and it hasn’t yet—the Lonoke County Election Commission will begin counting votes at 7:30 a.m. Satur-day, according to commission chairperson Jean McCanliss, who confided it might be more like 10 a.m.

That’s more than 84 hours after the polls closed Tuesday evening.

Election watchers realized early in the count election night that the optical scanner reading the paper ballots was im-properly programmed, counting only countywide votes and some local votes.

Specifically, how could more than 120 Ward I Cabot Republicans vote for one of three sheriff candidates, but only 28 Republicans in that ward vote for a mayoral candidate?

A “repaired” program installed by Electronic Systems and Software, the vendor for both the hardware and the software, Thursday still didn’t work.

“It had a glitch,” said County Clerk Prudie Perceful.

When the company failed to make good on its promise to have a corrected program and a company technician to install and test it Friday afternoon, McCanliss sent the politicians, workers and watchers assembled at the courthouse for a hoped-for vote count home until Saturday morning.

McCanliss and fellow Democratic commissioner Al Martin held out hope until then that they could count votes Friday, but the lone Republican commissioner, Larry Clarke, expressed skepticism since early Friday that ES&S would make good on its word in time to run the ballots Friday night.

ES&S has publicly taken responsibility for this and a series of other Arkansas voting problems, saying in part, “We sincerely regret the delay and are working to get the last remaining votes counted and results reported as quickly as possible.”
County Judge Charlie Trout-man said that if the scanner didn’t work properly Saturday morning, the ballots should be hand counted over the weekend.

Arkansas counties are supposed to have early voting for primary runoff elections beginning seven days after the primary—a tight squeeze under the best of circumstances, according to Janet Harris, deputy secretary of state.

“If (Lonoke election officials) don’t start Tuesday, they won’t be the only county,” said Harris. “Some are still waiting for absentee ballots from overseas. Others won’t have their ballots back from the printer.”

“Historically, counties have had trouble with the primary runoff because of the short time,” she said. “Counties have 10 days to certify election results,” she said, but runoff voting begins in seven days.

“They just have to begin as early as practical,” said Harris.

“I feel so sorry for the candidates,” said Perceful, presiding over her last election season as county clerk before retirement. “They don’t know if they won, whether they are in runoffs. We’re all in limbo.”

Even if votes are successfully counted Saturday, either by machine or hand, that’s not much time for a printer to prepare a variety of different ballots to include local runoffs.

The state’s contract with ES&S is worth $15.9 million, but so far the company has been paid only $3.9 million, according to Harris.

“There are deliverables that they must meet, and they get paid a percentage when they meet them,” said Harris. “One of those is a successful primary election.”

She said her office had contracted for an independent review of the election with a North Carolina company. Earlier in the day, Clarke said the scanner program had been de-bugged in Omaha and that a technician was en route from Phillips County to test the scanner.

A successful test, witnessed by the commission and by local politicians, could have resulted in a Friday night count.

OBITUARIES >> 05-27-06

Elmer Shubert

Elmer Derward Shubert, 87, of Cabot passed away Friday. He was born April 19, 1919 in Mt. Pleasant to the late Carl Carroll and Mary Frances Carmichael Shubert.  

Mr. Shubert was a lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant Mission-ary Baptist Church.  

He was a Petty Officer First Class in the Navy from 1938 to 1945.  

He served in the South Pacific during the Sec-ond World War and was an honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va.  

Mr. Shubert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, A. Aleene Chancey Shubert, as well as two sisters, Dorothy Brannon and Elzera Gwin.  

He is survived by his children, Dwight Shubert of North Little Rock and Kathy Ragar of Cabot; a sister, Maude Brannon of Cabot; two grandchildren, Heather Wag-ner of Monticello and Dr. Brent Ragar of Boston, Mass. He is also survived by a niece, Barbara Raley of Sherwood, and four nephews, Thomas Brannon of Cabot, Vernon Brannon of Cabot, Wayne Brannon of Jacksonville and Kenny Gwin of San Diego.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Cabot Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  

Arrangements are by Cabot Moore’s Funeral Home.


Jimmy Elliott

Jimmy Elliott, 69, of Hum-phrey passed on May 20.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert and Bessie Elliott; two brothers, Bobby and Bill Elliott, and a sister, Martha Francis Davis. Survivors include three sisters, Joyce Larkin of Hazen, Betty Nick of Greenbrier and Jean Crossett of Texas, and a brother, Starlin Elliott of Humphrey.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Frazier Cemetery in Humphrey. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service.


David Phillips

David M. Phillips, 61, of Lonoke died May 25. He was born Oct. 4, 1944 at Delhi, La., to Leon and Joanie Phillips. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and cooking. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for eight years and was an electrician for 27 years with IBEW Local 516 at Jonesboro. He was devoted to his job and his local brothers.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Michelle Lea Phillips and Dava Lynn Phillips; his parents and his brother, Emmett Phillips.

David is survived by his daughters, Connie Ann Halbrook of Little Rock and Kim Phillips of Gravel Ridge; three sisters, Sandra Crowe of Clinton, Miss., Lenora Johnson of Beebe and Mary Cunningham of Lonoke; five grandchildren, a great grandchild and an abundance of nieces, nephews and friends.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Beebe.

Friends are invited to the home of Larry and Lenora Johnson, 707 N. Orange St., Beebe, following services.


Vernon Parker

Vernon Clarence Parker, 72, of Jacksonville passed away May 25 in Jacksonville. He was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Harvey, Ill., to the late Clarence and Clara Urhammer Parker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Nona and Thelma. He was a Protestant and attended the Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel.  He is survived by his loving wife, Neva Dell Parker of the home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Moore’s Jackson-ville Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Tony Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens in North Little Rock. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.

SATURDAY EDITORIAL >> Stay tuned for runoffs

We still don’t have results from Lonoke County and a few other areas of Arkansas, which is a disgrace both to the candidates and the people who voted for them.

Except for local snafus, it’s agreed that statewide, the most boring and inconsequential Arkansas primary in more than a century is history, and now we prepare for one that is sure to be even more pepless, the runoffs.

Democrats still have to nominate a candidate for three statewide offices — attorney general, lieutenant governor and treasurer — although two of the offices are among the most useless jobs in all of government. Here and there across the state, Republicans or Democrats still must choose between two candidates for a state legislative position or a county office.
A shortage of lively or even live races for state offices and the traditionally fought-over local offices dampened turnout everywhere except, as far as we can tell, a legislative district in central Little Rock and the whole county of Benton in northwest Arkansas, where Republicans were excited about a local extremist who was running for lieutenant governor.

Elsewhere, people had to be reminded that it was election day and that there was a summons to their civic responsibility.
We are not sure of all the reasons for the ennui. The arrival of a true two-party system is one. In the old days everything had to be settled in the Democratic primary but now there is powerful impetus in both parties to keep down primary opposition so that the party’s anointed can go unfettered and unharmed into the general election. That is what happened in the governor’s race.

Term limits has ended the lively competition for legislative seats every two years. Once someone wins a term in the Senate or House of Representatives, the rest of the ambitious in the district cool their heels until the lawmaker’s allotted terms — six years for representatives and eight for senators — expire. Incumbents tend to get by free until then except in the few highly competitive districts.

And fewer and fewer people are seeking office. Term limits, remember, were supposed to stimulate the democracy, not deaden it.

Still, the commonwealth and the public welfare have something at stake in even this little primary, and the consequences are worth trudging to the polls again next month when the ballots are set. We hope the new voting equipment — more accurately, the people who operate it — will be up to it. We may be thankful in that way that the turnout was so poor Tuesday, or else we might have had violence at the polls as in the old days.

Democrats have one important task: nominating a candidate for attorney general. Two of the three candidates, all competent and reasonably progressive, will go at each other again, this time more aggressively, we imagine. Our choice remains Paul Suskie, the North Little Rock city attorney, who conducted a most dignified campaign. State Rep. Dustin McDaniel of Jonesboro, charismatic and well-financed, was and remains the frontrunner. Our problem remains his stalwart advocacy of a law that robs every school in Arkansas to help big land developers like the one who pumped money into his campaign. Every teacher and every parent of a public school child should demand an accounting from him for that.

Bill Halter of North Little Rock, the brainy former Clinton administrator, is running for lieutenant governor against state Sen. Tim Wooldridge of Paragould. There is no reason anyone should care who is lieutenant governor — it is the only job among 50,000 in state government where no service is affected and no one inconvenienced a whit if the holder decides to stay at home any day of the year, or every day.

But these men want that dubious honor and we follow the race because three times in the past 75 years the office has proved to be the right place at the right time. The governor did not complete his term, for different reasons, and the lieutenant governor got to hold the state’s highest office without having been elected to it. Halter and Wooldridge — and the Republican candidate, Jim Holt — hope that happens to them. We hope it doesn’t, but we must pay attention in case it does.

Our favorite continues to be Halter because he is bright and talented even if he is capable occasionally of the silly. He favors a state lottery, a popular but foolish idea that will not help the schools or the elderly, as Halter and its champions maintain. Barring further aberrations, we intend to mark our ballot for him again, if we can remember when the day comes. But we have a couple of weeks for him to change our mind.

SPORTS >> Jacksonville senior shows big and overactive heart

BY RAY BENTON
Leader sports editor

IN SHORT: JHS softballer Whitney Conrade overcame multiple physical setbacks.

There’s a lot to be said about any high-school student-athlete that gets a scholarship to continue his or her sport in college.

There’s a lot more to be said about one who overcame knee injuries and heart surgery to get one.

Jacksonville shortstop Whitney Conrade recently signed with Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, opting to sign early rather than waiting to see what else came along.

Conrade was loyal to WBC coach Angie Burnside, who was the first college coach to show interest in her, the first to offer her a scholarship, and the one who drove to multiple Jacksonville games to see her play.

“All that really meant a lot to me,” Conrade said.

“She didn’t have to drive two-and-a-half hours to watch us play North Little Rock, but she did and that meant something to me.”

Conrade has received some interest from UCA, Ouchita Baptist and Hendrix, but none have come forward with a scholarship offer. It may have been different if they had seen the game Burnside saw when she watched Conrade play for the first time in Jonesboro.

Conrade blasted two pitches out of the park that day, and Burnside wasted no time telling Conrade she wanted her to play for WBC.

“She didn’t actually offer me right then and there, but she told me she wanted me to play for her,” Conrade said. “She just had to go back and check her budget to see what she could offer me.”

Just two days later the call came, and the offer was made.

Conrade thought it over for several weeks, and finally made her decision shortly after the Lady Devils lost to Fayetteville in the semifinals of the state tournament.

“I sort of already knew what I wanted to do, I just didn’t say anything because I was thinking about waiting to see if any of the others offered anything,” Con-rade said. “But I really knew I wanted to play for Williams, so I made my decision.”

The shortstop/catcher, who can also pitch, made All-Conference as a freshman and sophomore at North Pulaski. After transferring to Jacksonville, she made All-Conference and All-State her junior and senior seasons.

In her senior campaign, she hit .411 with three home runs, four triples and had an .805 on-base percentage.
And she’s not just a softball player. She’s also receiving an academic scholarship from Williams Baptist.

Despite all the accolades, Jacksonville High School coach Phil Bradley felt she ended her high school career one accolade short of what she deserved.

“She should have been on the All-Star team,” Bradley said. “Those girls from our conference, from Mountain Home and Jonesboro that they took in front of her, Whitney can play circles around them.

Fortunately for her it worked out ok because she already had a scholarship, but there’s no reason that I can see why she’s not playing in that game. She’s one of the best players in the state.”

Bradley isn’t just impressed with Conrade’s ability to play, he says she is one of the most dedicated players he has coached.
Conrade overcame a knee injury last year, and this year came back from heart surgery in February. The same day of the operation, Conrade was at the practice field as an observer.

“She was back that day, and she was practicing with us again in a week,” Bradley said.

Conrade didn’t understand her coach’s apprehension.
“I just wanted to be out there playing,” Conrade said. “Coach (Tanya) Ganey kept telling me to take it easy, and I didn’t have to be out there so soon, but I was determined to get back out there.”

Conrade began suffering from spells of increased heart rate and dizziness during volleyball season, but repeated doctor visits found nothing wrong.

Finally, in February, doctors detected too much electricity running through her heart, causing the sudden spikes in pulse rate. Corrupt cells were forming extra pathways for the electricity to flow through.

So she went through a procedure called a heart ablation.

The surgeon raised her pulse to 200+ beats per minute to identify the problem cells, and froze them. The procedure was simple, but potentially very dangerous.

Conrade made it through cleanly.

“I was a pretty sore in my leg where they went in, but once that was gone I was ready to play,” Conrade said.

The Lady Red Devils had a great season, and became the first Jacksonville fastpitch team to advance to the final four of the state tournament. There they suffered their most disappointing loss, 6-4 to eventual state champion Fayetteville, a game in which all six of the Lady Bulldog runs were unearned.

“That was a big, big disappointment, but we still had a good season. We won 23 games and we set a school record by making the final four. And it was fun. I’m really going to miss my teammates and coaches.”

Conrade is now trying to find a team to play with this summer, but 18-under teams are few, and the ones that are around are full.

“I really want to play, but if I can’t, I’m still going to work out and practice with my dad,” Conrade said. “I’ve got to make sure I’m in shape and ready to play when I get to college.”

WBC has a fledgling softball program that showed vast improvement last season when it went 6-9 in conference and 20-30 overall.

That record had many more wins than the previous year, under the direction of first-year coach Angie Burnside.
Conrade will join Jacksonville graduate Justine Rial on the Lady Eagles’ roster next year, and looks forward to helping build a strong program.

“I saw them play and they weren’t bad,” Conrade said. “They are improving and they showed a lot of improvement this year. I really like coach Burnside and I can’t wait to get there.”

Conrade can play anywhere on the field.

Her favorite position is behind the plate, but she has a team-first attitude that she hopes will get her early playing time.
“I know that I’m not going to start every game,” Conrade said. “I just want to play and coach Burnside says I will.
“I love catching because I’m in on every play of the whole game, but I’ll play anywhere the team needs me. It doesn’t matter to me where they put me, I just want to be on the field.”

SPORTS >> Gwatney shares opening twin bill

BY JASON KING
Leader staff writer

IN SHORT: The Jacksonville class A American Legion team opened the season with a split against Sheridan.

Gwatney Chevrolet split a double header with the Sheridan Yellowjackets to open the A American Legion season Thursday at Dupree Park. The Yellowjackets took game one 7-3 in six innings, but Jack-sonville rallied back in the nightcap to take a 9-3 win.

Gwatney used four different pitchers in the opener, and three different players took to the mound in game two.
“We were trying to pitch all of them tonight,” Jack-sonville coach Bob Hickingbotham said. “We have four games over the next four days, so we wanted to give everyone a chance to go out there. Everybody did a pretty good job tonight; we still have a lot of time to get better.”

Game one was closely contested until the top of the sixth inning, when Jacksonville let a 3-1 deficit grow to a 7-1 lead by the end of Sheridan’s turn. Gwatney made some of that up in the bottom of the sixth with a pair of runs, but time was called after the inning, giving the Yellowjackets the win.

The Chevy boys looked like a different team in the second game, taking an early 3-0 lead after one inning, and adding five more runs in the second inning to take a commanding 8-0 lead.

While Jacksonville looked a little sluggish towards the end of the opener, it was Sheridan who played flat in game two, allowing Gwatney to score almost at will through the first two innings.

Jacksonville’s first score of the evening came off a solo home run from Brian Thurman in the bottom of the second inning. Thurman jacked it over the left -field wall to tie the game at 1-1. Sheridan added a pair of runs in the fourth inning before taking control of the contest in the sixth.

Of the five different pitchers that took turns during the two games for Jacksonville, Clayton Fenton looked the most polished. During three innings in game one and two innings in game two, Fenton gave up two hits, two walks and struck out six batters. Thurman, Cameron Hood, Jason Regnas and Tommy Sanders also had time at the mound for Gwatney in the twin bill in preparation for this weekend’s Memorial Day tournament at Burns Park.

Jacksonville started the second game off with a vengeance, loading the bases with the first three batters. A fielding error on a shot to left field from Adrian Baker allowed the first run to score, followed by a long fly ball to center from Thurman that scored Shane Graham and Hood. Thurman went for the triple, but got tagged sliding into third for the second out of the inning.

Gwatney loaded the bases once again in the bottom of the second to begin another scoring session. Errors cost Sheridan dearly in the opening innings. A fielding error on a Shane Graham hit scored another run before a double from Hood scored Josh Graham and Adam Ussery. The next run came when Shane Graham made it in off a single to left from Baker, giving Jacksonville a 7-1 lead.

Hood added the final run of the inning off another Yellowjacket error. Thurman struck out for what would have been the second out of the inning, but charged to first after a passed ball on strike three. Instead of trying to make the play at first, Sheridan catcher Austin Davis tried to get the play at third, but overthrew the base, allowing Hood to score.
Ussery scored the final run of the game on a passed ball in the bottom of the fifth, just before time was called for the game to set the final margin at 9-3.

Jacksonville finished game two with nine runs, 10 hits and four errors. Gwatney Chevrolet will be in action this weekend at the Memorial Day tournament at Burns Park. Bracket play began last night, and will run through Monday.

SPORTS >> Seventeen locals on rosters of '06 all-stars

BY RAY BENTON
Leader sports editor

IN SHORT: Local athletes make up a long list of the 2006 All-Star teams. A total of 17 athletes from The Leader coverage area will be on hand next month.

Now that the high-school year is over, and all the sports that go along with it are complete, all of the 2006 All-Stars have been named and are set to head to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville June 20 to take part in the Arkansas Activities Association’s All-Star Week.

Out of the 200 or so athletes, all graduated seniors, to be invited to the camp, 17 were from within The Leader coverage area.

Local teams sent more soccer players to the northwest corner of the state than any other sport.

Six local futbol’ players will be on hand in June, including North Pulaski’s Michael Buzzitta and Rachel Hamilton. They will be joined by Searcy duo Aaron Baker and Angie Branch. Cabot’s Anthony Byrnes and Sylvan Hills’ Sarah Stevens will also be among the honored guests.

All six of the players will compete for the East All-Star team. The girls will be coached by Leah Coleman of Mountain Home. Her assistants will be Doug Maxwell of Bryant and Ron Teat of Valley View.

The boys will be led by Jonesboro coach Jeremy Moore. He will be helped by Robert Irons of Conway and T.J. Slough of Greenbrier.

Five football players were selected by the East coaching staff. Jacksonville do-everything player Lavar Neely will exhibit his skills carrying the ball. He’ll likely line up at wide receiver, and could catch a pass or two from Harding Academy quarterback Zach Tribble. So could Sylvan Hills tight-end/defensive lineman Raefe Jenkins. Jenkins will be joined by teammate T.J. Finton, who was another do-it-all type player for the Bears. Searcy kicker Tanner Gibbs rounds out the local lineup.

Those boys also get the distinguishing honor of playing the last game that Barton’s legendary coach Frank McCellan will ever coach. McCellan coached his last season as the head Bear this year. His Barton teams went five regular seasons without a loss, and won four straight state championships in the late 80s and early 90s. They were finally beaten in the state championship game in 1991, ending what is still a national record of 65 consecutive wins over nearly five complete seasons.
The honor of coaching with McCellan next month goes to Stuttgart’s Bobby Bol-ding, Mountain Home’s Shane Patrick, Clay Wiggins, Eric Hend-erson and Jim Slain.

They will have an uphill battle, however. This year’s West All-Star team has been said to be one of the most talented ever assembled for the mid-summer classic.

Two boys and two girls were selected for basketball. Both boys come from Searcy schools and both have signed Division 1 scholarships. Searcy High’s Chris Brown will see his last high-school action next month before heading off to Wichita State. River-view’s Cory Cooperwood will play for Northwestern St. Both teams won NCAA tournament games this year. Wichita State was favored in their win, while Northwestern St. pulled off one of the most exciting wins of the tournament when, as a 14 seed, they beat third-seeded Iowa.
They will be coached by Blytheville’s David Hixson. His assistants include Jonesboro’s Barry Pruitt, Dollarway’s Ellis Berry, Dion Real and Al Williams.

The ladies that will team for the East have also signed Division I schollies, but much more locally. Cabot guard-forward Kim Sitz-mann will test her skills against her class’ best before moving on to Little Rock to play for UALR.

Lonoke’s Meaghan Kelleybrew will be a freshman on University of Central Arkansas’ first-ever Division I team. Kelleybrew was part of UCA’s first DI signing class as the program moves up from DII and into the Southland Conference next season.
The East girls staff includes Dell Leonard, Darryle Long, Steve Quattlebaum, Bobby Lewallen and John Hutchcraft.

Kelleybrew’s classmate at Lonoke and teammate on the basketball team, Crystal Tompkins, won’t join her on the hardcourt at Bud Walton Arena, but will be on hand at Barnhill Arena to play for the East volleyball team.

She won’t have any teammates with her, but Lonoke coach Laura Park was selected to assist Mountain Home’s Laura Newth on the East coaching staff. Marion’s Lisa Beasley will also coach the East.

Sylvan Hills southpaw Ashur Tolliver, and Searcy’s Scott Hudgins will be at Baum Stadium for the East All-Star baseball team. They will be under the direction of Walnut Ridge coach Derek Bramlett. Across the way, Abundant Life coach Wes Johnson will head of the West squad.

Players report to Fayetteville Sunday, June 18. Games begin Tuesday with a baseball doubleheader and the boys and girls soccer games.

Softball and volleyball take place Wednesday. Boys and girls basketball games will be Thursday and the football game at Reynolds Razorback Stadium concludes the week at 7 p.m. Friday.

SPORTS >> Cabot wins in strong opener

BY JASON KING
Leader sports writer

IN SHORT: Home Depot American Legion team defeats Bryant 6-1 in Cabot’s home opener on Wednesday night.

The Cabot AAA Home Depot team started out its 2006 American Legion campaign strong with a 6-1 win over the Bryant Black-sox Wednesday night at the Conrade Sports Complex in Cabot. Cabot did most of its damage early on, scoring four runs in the opening inning before adding its final two the following inning.

Justin Haas got the win at the mound for Cabot, allowing only two hits and one walk in four innings before being relieved by Colin Fuller for the remainder. Fuller started out a little shaky, allowing two hits and a walk right away before a fielding error scored the only Bryant run of the night. The big right hander settled down after that, only allowing one more hit in the final two innings while striking out three.

“We’ve got a lineup that can score runs quick,” first-year Cabot coach Andy Runyan said. “My only complaint is that we came out hot and scored six runs, then we just kind of sat on those six runs for the rest of the game. We knew our starter wouldn’t go all the way this early in the season, but I thought Haas did a good job for the four innings he threw and Colin did a good job in his three.”

Members of American Legion Post 71 were on hand for the opening ceremonies, and post commander Doug George threw out the opening pitch to kick off the season.

Haas sent Bryant three and out to start off the game, forcing two pop ups to right field and a pop up to left.
Cabot then proceeded to go through its entire lineup in the bottom of the first.

Lead off batter Corey Wade reached first courtesy of a walk from starting Bryant pitcher Tanner Zuber, but was out at second one batter later when Drew Burks hit into a fielder’s choice.

A single to left field from Fuller advanced Burks to third, and he scored shortly thereafter on a passed ball at the plate.
Chriss Gross joined Fuller on the diamond with another walk from Zuber, and an RBI double to deep center from Sam Bates sent Fuller home and Gross to third.

A third walk for Daryl Murphy loaded the bases for Cabot before a grounder down the first-base line from Shane Burgan scored Gross and Bates.

Zuber finally got the third out of the inning with a strikeout on Logan Lucas, but Cabot already had everything it needed to seal the win.

Cabot added two more runs in the bottom of the second, starting with Wade reaching on an error. Wade stole second while Fuller was at the plate, and an RBI ground-rule double for Fuller drove Wade in. Bates came away with a double to score Fuller, giving Cabot a 6-0 lead after two.

Bryant scored its only run of the game in the top of the fifth inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, Justin Wells hit into a fielder’s choice. Cabot shortstop Bates made the toss to second baseman Justin Free, but Free was not able to come up with it in time to make the out, allowing Ryan Wilson to score. The run would set the final margin of the game at 6-1.
Bryant made its second pitching change of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. Alex Kehrees replaced first relief pitcher Aarron Davidson after Davidson replaced Zuber in the bottom of the third inning, and closed out the game with two strikeouts and forcing a pop-up to second base from Fuller.

Cabot finished the game with six runs, six hits and two errors. Bryant had one run, five hits and three errors in the contest.
Sam Bates was 2 for 3 for Cabot with two doubles and two RBIs. Colin Fuller finished 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
Cabot will travel to Stuttgart on Saturday for a AAA double- header starting at 1 p.m.

CLASSIFIEDS >> 05-27-06

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE LEADER'S CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT will take ads by phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 982-9421, or you may mail your ad to The Leader Classifieds, P.O. Box 766, Jacksonville AR, 72078. Deadline to advertise in Wednesday issue is 5pm Friday: and 5 p.m. Thursday for the Weekend issue.
looking for person who witnessed assault of younger female by older female on Hwy 161 near Citgo on March 23rd. 985-2569.


SERVICES

YOUNG man will pressure wash your home, mow your lawn. Reasonable prices. Call for free estimate. 882-7755 or 827-4845.

GUITAR & singing lessons “Do you or your child sing & would like to play the guitar? If they are willing, I can teach them!” Lessons available in Ward studio. Contact Bill Jernigan. 501-941-0898 or 501-605-3164.


HELP WANTED

Need Gas Money? Dow Building Services has 3 part-time jobs working 2 to 4 hours per night after 5:00 PM in the Cabot area. Top pay and medical insurance. Background check will be required. Call 501-791-2900 or 1-800-791-2902 Mon - Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

BEAT THE SUMMER TIME BLUES! Full & Part-Time! Staff Management now has various positions available at the nation's leader in DVD packaging including: Shipping, Pick & Pack and Assembly. Part-time 4 or 6 hour shifts. North LR, off I-440.
Plant operates 24x7. New Insurance, Up to $7.50/hr. No experience needed, must be 18. Call for interview times and directions! 1-888-412-5627 extension, LNG-S63.

EXPERIENCED Reporter needed for busy twice-weekly newspaper, must be able to use word processing software. Ability to use digital camera helpful. Good benefits! Pay based on experience. Call Eileen or Garrick or email resume to efeldman@arkansasleader.com. 501-982-9421.

SENIOR citizen wants a live-in. Her home, to cook & do very light housework. Non-smoking. 985-3665 or 982-5261. 05/27
front office help needed for busy West Little Rock office. Medical/Dental experience preferred. Email resume to ornsperio@sbcglobal.net or fax to 501-228-5702.

DRIVER'S needed for mixer trucks, class B CDL required. Offers good pay, good medical benefits & bonuses. 501-241-1470.

LIBRARY CLERK needed at Arlene Cherry Memorial Library in Cabot 35 hours per week, Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm, every other Friday 10am - 2pm. Applications available & accepted at any Lonoke Prairie County Regional Library or online at www.lpregional.lib.ar.us. $14,000. EOE. Deadline Tuesday 06/05/06.

NOW hiring Full Time property manager for large mobile home park in Jacksonville. Experience in rental management required and quick books accounting a plus. Must have valid Arkansas DL. Call John at 501-680-3852.

ATTN: Local company has several positions now available. No experience necessary. Company training provided. All positions are permanent with rapid advancement. Must be high school graduate and able to start immediately. Positions start at $485 per week. for interview call 941-1421.


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

VERY nice 3 piece livingroom set. Couch makes into bed, loveseat & chair. 15x11 clean beige carpet w/pad goes w/purchase. $125. Call home: 843-3489 or Cell: 425-2975.

1.1 cubic ft white G.E microwave, great condition $30 or $40 including wooden microwave cart. 940-4701.

3 PIECE living room set, neutral tones. Very clean. $250. Call 501-843-5166.

MAYTAG gas dryer. Excellent condision. $65 firm. 259-4357 Cabot.

COUCH and Loveseat taupe and cream with green and burgundy accents great condition only $250.00. 835-5051.

COUCH for sale! Excellent condition! Two recliners on each end. Fold down console. Broyhill brand. custom made. paid $950, will sell for $400! Call 870-834-9908. Ward area.

RCA 35” TV in cabinet. Storage at bottom for DVD/VCR, satellite receiver (behind glass doors.) Good condition. $150.00. 501-843-1443.

computer desk in good condition. 54" X 24" X 53" high. $45.00. 501-843-1443.

electric dryer for sale $50 in good condition. 838-7676.

new 2 extra-long twin beds. New sheets & bedspreads $150 each. Lighted curio cabinet headboard for king bed $75. 882-3372.

solid oak Ent Center, big, 2 glass doors. $200, OBO. 2 restaurant style wooden high chairs excellent condition, $20 each or $30 for both. Duo Cruiser bike/jogging stroller, great shape, made for 2 kids but fits 3 easy, $60. Please call 605-8307 between 7am-5pm only.

divorce sale: Two of each, couches, love seats, dining room tables and chairs, bunkbed with couch underneath. Price very negotiable. 920-5140.

bedroom suite– super single waterbed w/headboard, footboard, mattress, heater, matching dresser, mirror & night stand, very nice. Medium pine finish, $225 for all. 843-8914.

ge refirgerator with ice-maker in freezer, works good $75. Dorm size refrigerator $35, runs good. 676-3565.

Queen size waterbed frame with 4 drawers, beneath new queen size mattress & box springs with matching dresser $500 for all, like new. 882-2328 or 882-9555.

oak pedestal dining table, a leaf & six chairs $275. Like new. 941-2888.

kenmore washer & dryer heavy duty, works good, looks good, matching pair $150. 658-1209.

gas dryer & gas stove $75 each. 843-7753.

loveseat by Bassett, excellent condition $225. 941-5186, Ward.

blue recliner good condition $25. Entertainment center all wood excellent condition, holds up to 30” TV $25. Daytime 982-9388, after 5pm 982-9960.

electric stove, 2 yrs old $100. Maytag dryer 4 yrs old $75. Call after 9am. 988-0140.

sofa green and burgandy. Excellent condition. $125 OBO. Call 501-822-6466 Beebe.

washer $125, dryer $125 and refrigerator $125 for sale. Very good condition. 882-2420. Beebe area.

wood kitchen table & 4 chairs country style, like new $350. 650-1937.

computer desk, small, off white with hutch, very good condition $50, desk, maple, perfect for student, with chair $100. Lawnmower bag for Torro, never used $20. 843-3763.

recently cleaned sleeper sofa & loveseat, queen sized sofa, loveseat & ottoman, assorted other furniture. 18 Evergreen Rd., Cabot. Sat 5/20 & 5/27. 8am - 1pm.

large round patio table and two chairs, heavy wroght iron, with heavy glass on table, excelant condition $100.00. Also antique, very old, large quilt box, can also be used for hanging items.882-6102 beebe.

20 cubic foot Whirlpool refrigerator with icemaker, almond color $200. 843-8363 after 4pm.

full mattress set $45, futon $45, table & 4 chairs $65. 988-4094.

recliner hunter green like new. $200. 680-3860. Cabot. 0

kenmore washer and dryer $250.00 for the set. Both in good condition. Cabot. Call 501-259-4475 for more info.

knotty pine bunk beds wih Serta mattresses $300 for all. 843-4466.

maytag electric dryer, large capacity, white. 882-3506 or 288-0398.

red metal bunkbed with mattress $50. Contact 241-0547 or 902-7265.

upright freezer frost free $100, computer hutch $75. 882-0088.

13” color TV with remote, works good $40. 983-1445.

upright freezer, works good $50. 772-3170.

toshiba 61” TV set with picture in picture, excellent condition. Cost $2300 new, selling for $500. 835-1740.

1 27in RCA color TV. Good condition. Console. $100. 982-3788.

queen size box springs& mattress $100 for both. Full-size box springs & mattress $60 for both. All in very good condition. 835-1164.

office desk 7 drawer cherrywood 4 years old. Excellent condition. $650. 843-4723.

sofa & loveseat Santa Fe look. Great condition. $200. 882-5101.

dining table: 48 inch glass top, wicker base and chairs w/cushions. Pictures available on request $500.00 501-941-5989.

refrigerator good condition $30. Washing machine, good cond $25. 30in storm door $10. 619-6601 Jacksonville.

free like new, small chest type freezer. Needs start capacitor. 843-3489 or 425-2975.

entertainment center for sale w/surround sound. Entertainment center has front shelves for components. Surround system is by Zenith. Complete package. $250 obo. write me at mkingan@gmail or call 843-2121 for any questions.

free: Dishwasher. Works but needs some work to drain. You pick up.Cabot 501-416-0874.

whirlpool washer and gas dryer. Almond. Washer free- needs work. Dryer excellent $75. 920-6348. Cabot.


MISCELLANEOUS

Large round patio table and two chairs, heavy wrought iron, with heavy glass on table, excellent condition $100.00. Also antique, very old, large quilt box, can also be used for hanging items.882-6102 Beebe.

outdoor full size round trampoline - $25, Full size Oak Curio - $40, Oak Jewerlry armoire -$25, Glass top patio table 3 x 6 feet -$15, Black and Decker hedge trimmer -$10. All in very good condition. Cabot. 501-259-0130. 0

free gravel, you pick up. 259-8602.

16 ft of Chain link fence, 3 poles, and a 10 ft gate $50, 8 Interior doors and knobs all sizes $10 each, set of four 16” stock wheels for a Jeep Grand Cherokee (2004) and 2 tires $200, room full of various records approximately 500 total $150. 259-8602.

for sale: Graco pack ‘n play, tan & navy colors $25, high chair $15, mobile $10. 628-4759.

for sale: Bell-Howell 4 head VCR, best offer. 843-4220.

6’ yard swing with metal frame $15. 843-7954.

large box of videos with & without covers, cassettes, CD’s & games all in working order whole box for $5. 941-3922.

ACADEMY Sports weight bench. Up to 300 lbs. plus bar. $200 OBO. 501-288-0429.

free Pine wood. 5 big trees, cut down & waiting for you to cut up & take them away. Beebe. 882-9425.

landscape edging scallop red brick includes curves and corners 40 plus pieces $50 obo cash only 501-843-9060.

antique Coke Machine has bottle in door. 1950’s. $400 OBO. Also have other coke collectables, antique 5 piece bedroom set. Call for information and price after 5:00 pm. 843-2001. Cell 743-6834.

Landscape edging scallop red brick includes curves and corners 40 plus pieces $50 obo cash only 501-843-9060. 06/03
acoustic guitar with electric pick up. Samec, Like brand new. Soft Case. $300. 479-3866.

standard size metal door $50. 983-1445.

fender Squire Stratocaster and Fender Champion 1100 AMP; music books, 2 effects pedals, soft case, and other extras. $300. 749-3866.

moving sale. Queen mattress & boxspring. TV, VCR’s, toys & clothes. Call 241-0395.

storm doors $30 & up, attic doors $35 each, toilet bowels $10 & up. 982-8844.

formal dresses - new and used. $20 each. Beaded wedding dresses $100 each. Call after 9pm 870-476-8580.

fish cooker w/full tank of fuel $65. 983-1445.

piano Harvard Piano Co $500 obo. 13 cuft Freezer:  $75 obo. Call 501-960-5903 or 501-605-8370. 05/31
small Fedders air condition $50. 983-1445.

canning jars for sale. Many different sizes. All for $25. Also, 4 half-gallon canning jars for $5 each. 882-2142. 05/31
trailer full of scrap metal. $600 for all. 882-2142.

A/c unit 5 yrs old great condition allready serviced was on a 16/80 mobil home ex condition $500 obo. and washer and dryer working in good condition 130 obo. Call 744-3171 for more info.

antique women’s dress maker dummy, cloth body no arms or head. Great condition $25. 941-3922.

porcelain dolls on stands, plus Barbie® dolls abot 30-35 dolls $150 for all. 983-1445.

baby stroller. Like new $25. 983-1445.

2 ladies bicycles one with passenger seat other with baby seat $60 each. 983-1445.

exercise bicycle, recumbent $75. Murray rototiller, fair condition $100. 941-7976.

baby boy clothes, newborn- 2 years old, women’s clothes, baby stroller & other baby items. 843-4723.

plants: houseplants & yard plants 50¢ & up- some free. Paperback books 25¢ each. Clothes men’s & women’s all sizes 50¢ - $1. Also large men’s suits & some young people clothes. 982-0907.

rainbow vacuum cleaner, SE series, clean, works great, $300.00. Floor lamps, new in boxes, 3-way brushed steel, 60" tall, retails for $30, asking $15 ea. 501-628-7085.

harvest gold cast iron sink. Electric cook top & stove & hood, garbage disposal $50. 843-5834.

sanyo PM-8200 silver sprint camera phone, other extras, ex cond. asking $125. Shirley Temple dolls, stand up and cheer, curly top, new in orig boxes asking $150 ea. 501-628-7085.

antique window, near 100 yrs old, 8-40x36, good glass, $8ea or $50 for all. Gorham porcelain doll collection, 5 in orig box, $20 ea, all for $80. 501-628-7085.

fashion jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, $75 for all. Antique pedestal grinder , 50 + years old..$100 501-628-7085.


LAWN EQUIPMENT AND FARM

Tractor John Deere 750, 20 hp, 4x4, 3800 hrs, good condition, $4500 501-940-6695 Cabot.

for sale: Troy Bilt 17.5 hsp, 42” cut riding mower, used once $850, Snapper mulching mower, 22” cut, new 12hp engine with 12-14 hours of use $250. 843-4220.

pushmowers 4 each, $45-$60, good condition, also 12hsp, Murray rider, motor runs good, needs some work. $200. 843-5376.

5 foot bush hog. New condition $50. 982-8868.

for sale: Troy Bilt rear-tine-tiller, 5hsp runs good $250 obo, new loading ramps $90. 843-4220.

craftsman yard vacuum 6 hsp with chipper & vacuum hose $200. 941-3628 Cabot.

tractor: John Deere 750, 20 hp, 4x4, 3800 hrs, good condition, $4500 501-940-6695 Cabot.

2 lawnmowers $50 each. 982-8844.

roper rear twine 5hsp tiller $350 or will take item in on trade. Call details 983-1445.

3 half Boer, male goats, 8-10 weeks old, $50 each. 501- 843-2865.


LOST AND FOUND

lost: buff Cocker Spaniel wearing red color, lost near Hwy 89 W. 988-0006.


ANIMALS, PETS, & SUPPLIES

BLACK LABS 9 weeks old - 3 boys & 3 girls, no papers. 501-837-2504.

Lutino Cockatiel with cage and accessories $75 cash only 501-843-9060.

llamas two females, guarding goats. $350.00 each Call: 501-882-3109.

corgi Puppies 5 1/2 wks old. Their extended AKC pedigree shows dozens of dog show championship winners. Ready to sell to new loving owners. Searcy. 501-827-1259.

For Sale: Siamese kittens. Sweet and gentle. Very playful. Litter trained. Only two females left. $70 each. 501-726-3110. 06/07

WANTED: free or reasonably priced chihuahua, preferably femaile, but will take a male. 501-742-3589. 06/07
3 free kittens 6wks old, black 2 females/1 male. 744-8786.

white lab puppy free to good home. 772-0276.

10 month old mixed breed male puppy, potty trained, just needs a yard to play in, good with kids, neutered. 985-9763.

freE: 1 year old Beagle pup, outside dog loves to play with kids. Igloo dog house comes with him. Has been fixed. 920-5140.

Beautiful Beagle puppies for sale. 2 males / 3 females. Dad is registered and mom is not. $25 and up. Cabot - Call Mike 454-6273.

lutino Cockatiel with cage and accessories $75 cash only 501-843-9060.

free to a Good Home. 4yr old Female Calico Cat. Fixed – All Shots – Declawed. 501-941-2372.

female German Shepherd 3 years old, shots up to date, housebroken, great with kids. 681-6000. To good home only.

free to good home. Dogs. 1/2 Chow, 1/2 Retriever, 1 male, neutered, 1 female spayed. 1 yr old. 743-1104.

wanted: Llaso Apso dog or Pekingese free or cheap, no papers. 626-8539.

border Collie, female, about 6 months old, has had shots, free to good home. 838-9036.

free kittens need loving homes. 941-8613 or 941-8623.

free dog to good home, lab mix, full shots, spade. 628-4175.

beebe FREE dog looks like greyhound. 2 yrs old. Female, fixed. 882-5101.


VEHICLES & ACCESSORIES

1991 suzuki KIng Quad 4-wheel drive, good condition, runs good asking $ 1800.00 obo 870-830-4031.

for sale: 1994 Ford Conversion Van, Great family vehicle, TV/VCR, front/rear air, Must sell $6250 or best offer, please call 501-259-3202 day/night.

for sale: 1992 Dodge Spirit, White 4 door sedan, nice, clean interior new tires, straight body, needs new head gasket. 843-0570, Evenings.

1985 chevy long wheel base good upholstery, cold A/C, Kenwood tape deck, needs transmission works, red with red interior. $1,300 obo. 882-2766.

1986 ford F-150 long wheel base with Leer camper shell, new tires, excellent condition $3000 obo. 843-8021.

2001 chevy Silverado, extended cab, 4 door, white, excellent condition, clean, V-8 vortex engine, 123,000 miles. $9,200. Call 941-4115 or 843-7753.

1979 chevy Sierra GMC 350 engine, runs good $1,000 obo. 988-4453.

1988 lariat p/u excellent condition needs paint job, 5 speed. $1,700. Call after 9pm. 988-0140.

1988 gmc s-15, V-6, very good engine, automatic transmission needs work, no leaks, asking $650 obo. 501-742-3589.

1972 chevy 1 ton 427, 5 speed, power-steering, power-brakes, steel bed, excellent condition $2750. 843-9761.

1965 chevell Malibu body for sale. Wrecked on pasenger side. Call for details after five. 628-7203.

1982 INTERNATIONAL 8 yard dump truck, good tires, new brakes on back, new 2 speed axle motor. $4000. 501-843-8549.

1997 ford Taurus with 2000 motor. Runs. Needs brake booser. $800. Call after 6:00 pm. 843-7817.

1984 chevrolet SUV. SWB. PS/PB. Cold Air. AM/FM. Very clean 350 engine. Automatic. Excellent condition. Runs great. $3800 obo. Call 982-1052.

1981 ford 4 wheel drive, short wheel base, 8000 lb wench, lots of new parts. $1500. Call after 7pm. 501-676-2914.

1984 ford short wheel base. 2 wheel drive, lots of miles, but looks and runs good. $1500. Call after 7pm. 501-676-2914.

parting out 94 cavalier 4cyl. auto and have a 79 or 80 model cj5 with no title for $1200 obo. call 941-8957.

pontiac GrandAm 1999 4 door 2.4L alloy wheels power steer, power windwos, 167,000miles, tidy car runs great, cheap on gas $3200. 501-765-0186

1965 Chevell Malibu body for sale. Wrecked on pasenger side. Call for details after five. 628-7203.

2004 ford Mustang Conv. Excellent interior and exterior. Low milage, loaded. Asking $16,000! 501-749-3866 or 501-676-6892.

1974 chevrolet Dumptruck good hydraulic system, motor needs some work but runs good $1500. 843-8582.

1999 buick Lesabre, 36,000 actual mi., excel. cond., drives great, power seats, many extras, beautiful red. $5,600. 843-7053 or 517-5697.

2001 chevrolet blazer 90,000 miles. $9000. 835-3941.

1999 mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L under 70,000miles. New tires, excellent condition. $7,000. 843-4501.

for sale: Sears universal Car/Van top Cargo Carrier, pretty big. I have all mounting hardware but no hindge hardware. I never used it. email for pics @ mkingan@gmail.com or call 501-843-212 $50 obo .

jeep soft-top comlete w/all hardware. New, never installed. Beige for 2000 Sahara. Cost $1,200 will sell for $600. 982-3788.

gmc 1999 Savanna Van. StarCraft conversion 1 owner , 5.7 V8, 76,000mi. Leather TV/VCR /CD/stereo. 7 passenger. Good condition $11,500. 941-1860.

1970 ford L.W.B pick-up run’s needs work on brakes and transmission. Make offer, moving need to sell. 529-0913. Jacksonville.

2004 chevrolet Malibu LS, 4 door, all power, CD, aluminum wheels, low miles, $7950. 985-5569.


RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

for sale: 1987 Basschamp bassboat 15ft w/60HP Nissan motor w/motor guide 43lb. Thrust 98 mod 5 speed, foot control 2 live wells. Extra sharp. Will trade for camper must be in good shape. 988-5664.

15ft inboard/ outboard Mercruiser. Skiing or fishing. Trolling motor w/top on it. Has batteries. $2,000. 626-7639 cell. 06/07
25ft coachman camper, A/C, TV, microwave oven, hot water heater & furnace. Also, toaster oven and rear hitch $4,000. 626-7639 cell.

1998 18’ sweat water pontoon boat with trailer & many extras. $7,500. 882-3372 for details.

2002 starcraft travel trailer 27cks with slide out asking $8995. Must see. 628-1040 or 676-2619.

2000 honda 300 Ex Sport 4 wheeler, low miles, needs new tire & new battery, but good ride. $1,400 obo. Ask for Tracy. 882-9778 or 281-5205.

1981 jayco 16ft camper, refrig, bathroom, electric heat/ac, gas stove and gas heat. Great shape and no leaks. $2,700 OBO call Conrad at 501-349-4440 cell phone.

1987 20” Bass Buggy Pontoon boat with trailer, many extras $4600. 834-4786 for details.

1 victory Legend 4 wheel scooter- electric. Signal lights & horn. Used very little. $1,500. 982-3788.

2001 fleetwood Wilderness travel trailer bumper pull 26ft slide out awning sleeps 6. Like new. $9,900. 882-3104 or 288-2510.

1986 yamaha BigWheel80 dirt bike. It’s missing the seat and rear fender. Also have extra carb.$350 obo , email for pictures @ mkingan@gmail.com can call 843-2121.


WANTED

the Little Rock Rugby Football Club is seeking a donated finishing mower to mow fields for players and tournaments. Call 501-909-1431 for more information.

wanted: Mother in need of school uniforms, regular clothes and shoes for 11 yr old girl size 14/16 girls and teenage girl size 6 jr girl size or size 18 young girls also for teenage boy size 16 & 18. Shoe sizes are girls 8 or 8.5, 9.5 or 10 and size 10 for boys. 246-0514.

wanted: $1000 for single mother. Repay within two months. Terri @ 501-827-0407 after 9PM or 51 Brewer St Ward.

family of 6 in need of clothes. ANYTHING would be appreciated. Boys ages are 6,5,3 &1. Please call 501-541-8679.

i would like to buy a Cingular cell phone would prefer a Motorola Slvr or Sony Ericssono but any that require a sim chip please call 246-0514.

wanted: running or non-running push or riding lawnmowers. 843-5376.

wanted to buy: 1995, ‘96, or ‘97 Taurus, Cavalier, or Lumina. 100K mi or less, must have air. 676-5838.


REAL ESTATE

FSBO: Ward 3BR, 2BA on 1+ acre, new ceramic tile, pan ceiling in living room, cul de sac, fenced backyard, large separate shop/garage, 220/110, Cabot schools. 501-843-4938 or 501-941-9805.

cemetary plots for sale: Chape Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville- Section 2 Lord’s Supper, Lot 16 up to 8 spaces. Call evenings. 501-796-2911 ask for Tammy.

lr: 1623 Commerce Street. 2 Apartment building. 2 bedrooms each. Needs work. Owner finance $500 down. $227 month. Call 803-799-0070.

Home for sale by owner. 2091 sf, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, open floor plan. Built in 2003. Great neighborhood, close to schools. 802 Southhaven Ave. (off of 89 South) $152,000. Call 743-2276.

FOR SALE: by owner. 281 Tracye Lane, Cabot 1300 sq. ft., 0.75 acres, 3 bedroom 1.5 bath hardwood maple floors, large shop/garage. Asking $109,000. Call 501-941-8509 or 551-2459.


MANUFACTURED HOMES

$200 DOWN and $290 per month buys Deluxe 2002 Model 16x80 Fleetwood with vinyl siding and shingle roof. Total electric with woodburning fireplace, range, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator and central heat and air. Neutral colors, excellent condition. Total price is $25,900 and this price includes delivery, set-up, and hooking up water/septic, electric and air. No sales tax or closing costs. Call 1-866-482-7201 or 501-743-6551.


RENTALS

975 sq. ft. Office for rent. Waiting room reception, 2 offices and bathroom with shower. Heritage Plaza, Hwy 89 South, Cabot. 843-0010.

for rent: Nice 2 and 3 Bedroom Mobile Homes on Large lots in Quiet Safe Park close to LRAFB. New Carpet and Appliances. Starting at $350 per month plus Deposit Call 501-835-3450.

sherwood 1,800 sq. ft. privacy fenced, 3BD, 1 1/2 BA home. 2 Great rooms, screened porch. Large backyard shop. $875/mo. 517-3307.

jacksonville 1411 Pine. Clean 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on large lot washer/dryer connection $550 month & deposit. Call John 501-912-7976.

lease purchase. 33 Robin Lane, Cabot. $4000 down $700 month. Very nice 3BD, 2BA with wood burning fireplace. 501-920-8973.

lease to purchase. 3BR, 1 1/2 bath. Fireplace, CH & A/C. Fenced yard. $500 down $400 per month. Call 982-3387 Mon-Fri 8am - 3pm.

in beebe very nice 2BD/2BA apartments. All utilities paid including basic cable. Washer & dryer furnished. $675 month. Twin Lakes Apartments. Call Lisa 278-0498 or 882-2882.


LEGAL NOTICE

Legal notice as published in the May 27, 2006, editions of The Leader:
To whom it may concern:
1980 Ford Fairmont Vin # 1FABP22B1BK142000 abandoned or believed to be abandoned. If not claimed and all towing and storage fee paid the vehicle will be sold to the highest bidder.
Joe Hayden 982-1183
1001 Madden Rd
Jacksonville, AR 72076


LEGAL NOTICE

Legal notice as published in the May 27, 2006, editions of The Leader:
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:
The public is hereby notified that the Planning Commission of the City of Jacksonville will conduct PUBLIC HEARING(S) on Monday, JUNE 12, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, #1 Municipal Drive.
1) Mr. Tim McClurg is requesting the rezoning of property located on West Main adjacent to the west line of Western Hills, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Arkansas from R-0 to R-3.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION TRACT ONE:
Part of the West One-Half of the Southeast Quarter Section 23, Township 3 North, Range 11 West, Pulaski County, Arkansas, described as commencing at the Southeast corner of said West One-Half of the Southeast Quarter and run N00°01’30”W along the East line of said West One-Half of the Southeast Quarter, 432.75 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue N00°01’30”W along said East line, 432.75 feet; thence N89°27’W 1006.47 feet to the West line of said West One-Half of the Southeast Quarter; thence South 432.85 feet to a point 432.85 feet North of the Southwest corner of said West One-Half of the Southeast Quarter; thence S89°27’15”E 1006.47 feet to the point of beginning.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION TRACT TWO:
Part of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter, Section 23, Township 3 North, Range 11 West, Pulaski County, Arkansas, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of said W1/2 SE1/4 and run thence N00°01’30”W along the East line of said W1/2 SE1/4, 432.75 feet; thence N89°27’15”W 1006.47 feet to the West line of said W1/2 SE1/4; thence South 432.85 feet to the Southwest corner of said W? SE?; thence S89°27’30”E 1006.47 feet to the point of beginning.
A road easement, described as commencing at the Southeast corner of said W1/2 SE1/4; and run N00°01’30”W along the East line of said W1/2 SE1/4, 432.75 feet to the point of beginning; thence N89°27’15”W 50.0 feet; thence N00°01’30”W 274.0 feet; thence N17°30’33”E 165.96 feet to a point on the east line of said W1/2 SE1/4; said point being in a Public Road; thence S00°01’30”E 432.75 feet to the point of beginning.
2) JBJ Enterprise, LLC is requesting the rezoning of Lots 1 & 2 of the JBJ Subdivision, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Arkansas from R-6 to R-1.
If there are any questions, please contact City Clerk Susan Davitt at 982-3181 or City Engineer Jay Whisker at 982-6071.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

CLASSIFIEDS 5-24-6

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE LEADER'S CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT will take ads by phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 982-9421, or you may mail your ad to The Leader Classifieds, P.O. Box 766, Jacksonville AR, 72078. Deadline to advertise in Wednesday issue is 5pm Friday: and 5 p.m. Thursday for the Weekend issue.

LOOKING for person who witnessed assault of younger female by older female on Hwy 161 near Citgo on March 23rd. 985-2569. 05/31

YARD SALES

JACKSONVILLE. Thrs. & Fri. May 25 & 26; 144 cooper Lane Take Lewisburg off Hwy5. One mile down. Home Interior, Furniture, and so much more. 06/03

HUGE YARD SALE: Lots of good merchandise. Cheap. 1000 South Road. Fri/Sat. 5/26 - 5/27. 7:30 - ? 06/03

YARD SALE: Fri & Sat 5/26 & 5/27 Lots of baby items, children’s toys, furniture & more. 107 Cross St. Ward. 7am - 2pm. 06/03

MOVING SALE: at Joe’s Chop Shop 3165 Hwy 367 in Austin. 06/03

HUGE YARD SALE: to benefit Cabot Animal Services Sat., June 3, 8am - 2pm, Cabot United Methodist Church. 2003 S. Pine St. Silent auction, martial arts demo & lots of sales items. Rain or shine. Donations welcome. 501-258-7067. 06/03

JACKSONVILLE: A little bit of everything. Sat. May 27, 7am - 5pm. 1329 Hendrix Drive (off Marshall Rd). 06/03

BIG BLOCK SALE:. Charlie Loop Rd. off of Kerr Rd & Carson Bridge, Furlow area. 8am - 5pm, Fri - Sun, 5/26 - 28. Something for everyone - don’t miss. 05/24

GARAGE SALE: Fri. & Sat., 5/26 & 27th, 7am - ?. Lots of household items, appliances, electronics, lots of clothing for all & miscellaneous. 1600 Madden Rd, Jacksonville. 05/26

HUGE 3 family Sale. May 24 - 27, 1202 N. Holly, Beebe. 7am - ?, rain or shine. Crafts, collectibles, new dresses - large & plus sizes, jewelry & lots more. 05/24

HUGE 4 family Yard Sale 06/01-03, 8am - 3pm. Hwy 5 & Star Rd. - Furniture, clothes & lots more. 05/31

ESTATE sale. 1208 Eastview Drive, Jacksonville. May 27 & 28 and June 3 & 4. Cancelled if rain. Directions at 501-838-9497. 06/03

SERVICES

YOUNG man will pressure wash your home, mow your lawn. Reasonable prices. Call for free estimate. 882-7755 or 827-4845. 05/31

GUITAR & singing lessons “Do you or your child sing & would like to play the guitar? If they are willing, I can teach them!” Lessons available in Ward studio. Contact Bill Jernigan. 501-941-0898 or 501-605-3164. 05/31

PERSONAL Touch Cleaning Service will spring clean y our home. Call for appointment. Renaie 676-0916. 05/24

LAWNMOWING service-mowing, edging & bagging. Call Justin at 501-606-2009. 05/24

MEAGAN’S in-home daycare. “Come experience your child’s home away from home.” Only 4 openings left!!! Located in Robinwood Subdivision off Kerr Station Rd in Cabot. 681-6000. 05/24

HELP WANTED

NEED GAS MONEY? Dow Building Services has 3 part-time jobs working 2 to 4 hours per night after 5:00 PM in the Cabot area. Top pay and medical insurance. Background check will be required. Call 501-791-2900 or 1-800-791-2902 Mon - Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. 05/27

EXPERIENCED Reporter needed for busy twice-weekly newspaper, must be able to use word processing software. Ability to use digital camera helpful. Good benefits! Pay based on experience. Call Eileen or Garrick or email resume to efeldman@arkansasleader.com. 501-982-9421.

LIBRARY CLERK needed at Arlene Cherry Memorial Library in Cabot 35 hours per week, Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm, every other Friday 10am - 2pm. Applications available & accepted at any Lonoke Prairie County Regional Library or online at www.lpregional.lib.ar.us. $14,000. EOE. Deadline Tuesday 06/05/06. 06/05

HELP needed to evaluate customer service. 100 positions available. No experience necessary. Just call 780-695-0427. 05/31

KIDDIELAND Nazarene Day Care accepting applications for a teacher/van driver must have clean driving record needs to be dependable & willing to work flexible hours. References will be checked. 982-5271. 05/24

2 TRUCK Service mechanics needed, full-time positions, benefits, pay commiserate to experience, can start immediately. 4812 E. McCain. Apply anytime or call Joe Jones at 501-945-0778. 05/24

NOW HIRING Full Time property manager for large mobile home park in Jacksonville. Experience in rental management required and quick books accounting a plus. Must have valid Arkansas DL. Call John at 501-680-3852. 05/27

ATTENTION: Local company has several positions now available. No experience necessary. Company training provided. All positions are permanent with rapid advancement. Must be high school graduate and able to start immediately. Positions start at $485 per week. for interview call 941-1421. 06/10

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

4 POSTER wrought iron queen size off white bed. $400. 843-6275. 05/24

VERY nice 3 piece livingroom set. Couch makes into bed, loveseat & chair. 15x11 clean beige carpet w/pad goes w/purchase. $125. Call home: 843-3489 or Cell: 425-2975. 05/31

SOFA green and burgandy. Excellent condition. $125 OBO. Call 501-822-6466 Beebe. 06/03

WASHER $125, dryer $125 and refrigerator $125 for sale. Very good condition. 882-2420. Beebe area. 05/31

WOOD kitchen table & 4 chairs country style, like new $350. 650-1937. 05/31

COMPUTER desk, small, off white with hutch, very good condition $50, desk, maple, perfect for student, with chair $100. Lawnmower bag for Torro, never used $20. 843-3763. 05/31

RECENTLY cleaned sleeper sofa & loveseat, queen sized sofa, loveseat & ottoman, assorted other furniture. 18 Evergreen Rd., Cabot. Sat 5/20 & 5/27. 8am - 1pm. 05/27

LARGE round patio table and two chairs, heavy wroght iron, with heavy glass on table, excelant condition $100.00. Also antique, very old, large quilt box, can also be used for hanging items.882-6102 beebe. 05/31

20 CUBIC foot Whirlpool refrigerator with icemaker, almond color $200. 843-8363 after 4pm. 05/31

FULL mattress set $45, futon $45, table & 4 chairs $65. 988-4094. 05/31

RECLINER hunter green like new. $200. 680-3860. Cabot. 05/31

FOR SALE: 16 round Tables that sit 6 and approx 200 chairs.All in good condition Tables are $10.00 each and Chairs are $5.00. For more information call the Jacksonville Senior Center at 501 982 7531. 05/24

KENMORE washer and dryer $250.00 for the set. Both in good condition. Cabot. Call 501-259-4475 for more info. 05/31

KNOTTY pine bunk beds wih Serta mattresses $300 for all. 843-4466. 05/31

MAYTAG electric dryer, large capacity, white. 882-3506 or 288-0398. 05/31

RED metal bunkbed with mattress $50. Contact 241-0547 or 902-7265. 05/31

UPRIGHT freezer frost free $100, computer hutch $75. 882-0088. 05/31

13” COLOR TV with remote, works good $40. 983-1445. 05/31

UPRIGHT freezer, works good $50. 772-3170. 05/31

TOSHIBA 61” TV set with picture in picture, excellent condition. Cost $2300 new, selling for $500. 835-1740. 05/31

1 27in RCA color TV. Good condition. Console. $100. 982-3788. 05/31

QUEEN size box springs& mattress $100 for both. Full-size box springs & mattress $60 for both. All in very good condition. 835-1164. 05/31

OFFICE desk 7 drawer cherrywood 4 years old. Excellent condition. $650. 843-4723. 05/31

SOFA & loveseat Santa Fe look. Great condition. $200. 882-5101. 05/31

DINING table: 48 inch glass top, wicker base and chairs w/cushions. Pictures available on request $500.00 501-941-5989. 05/27

REFRIGERATOR good condition $30. Washing machine, good cond $25. 30in storm door $10. 619-6601 Jacksonville. 05/31

FREE like new, small chest type freezer. Needs start capacitor. 843-3489 or 425-2975. 05/31

WHIRLPOOL Almond Washer/ Dryer. Washer FREE, worked but quit spinning. Gas Dryer in GOOD condition $75, moved to all electric, can't use. 501-941-2372. 05/24

ENTERTAINMENT center for sale w/surround sound. Entertainment center has front shelves for components. Surround system is by Zenith. Complete package. $250 obo. write me at mkingan@gmail or call 843-2121 for any questions. 05/27

FREE: Dishwasher. Works but needs some work to drain. You pick up.Cabot 501-416-0874. 05/27

WHIRLPOOL washer and gas dryer. Almond. Washer free- needs work. Dryer excellent $75. 920-6348. Cabot. 05/27

KENMORE dryer for sale, perfect condition firm $50. 676-3695 Lonoke. 05/24

GE gas dryer $75 works great. Kenmore electric dryer $75 as is. 982-8407. 05/24

BABY crib $35,Hunter green table/6 chairs $150, Oak coffee, 2 end tables $165, TV stand $10, Lamp table $30. 501-676-5385. 05/24

MAYTAG performer side by side refrigerator/freezer w/ice maker, ice & water door. 5 yrs old. Paid $1500 asking $450. 843-6213 or 605-2343. 05/24

SOFA & loveseat, like brand new $300. 941-1924. 05/24

SIDE by side refrigerator $350. 941-1924. 05/24

WHIRLPOOL dryer, electric $100. 982-8407. 05/24

WHIRLPOOL Ultimate Care II washer $125. 982-8407. 05/24

2 RECLINERS with massagers. cream in color. suede fabric. very nice. only $125 each. call 870-834-9908. Ward area.. 05/24

FOR SALE: glass top cocktail table with 2 matching end tables, like new, $100, 941-1103. 05/24

FOR SALE: Gas clothes dryer, $50, 941-1103. 05/24

FURNITURE for sale. Call Annette. 538-1655 or 982-1543 room 212. 05/24

MAGIC Chef clothes dryer heavy duty, white, 20lb load works good, very nice condition $75. 658-1209. 05/24

FOR SALE: all wood mahogany bookcase, open faced 3’ tall by 3’ wide, excellent condition $15. 941-3922. 05/24

KENMORE refrigerator with ice-maker, 1 year old $350. 941-7976. 05/24

LANE recliner country blue, good condition $60. Sears propane dyer, good shape $50. 676-6109. 05/24

3 PIECE wicker set- love seat, chair & coffee table (includes 2 cushions) $75. 988-2658. 05/24

CHINA cabinet white with 3 glass shelves & 2 sets of door storage on bottom 6’ tall x 3’ wide, excellent condition $75. 985-0248. 05/24

LEATHER sofa & loveseat, Chase Lounge tan, good condition $700. 843-0549. 05/24

MISCELLANEOUS

LARGE round patio table and two chairs, heavy wrought iron, with heavy glass on table, excellent condition $100.00. Also antique, very old, large quilt box, can also be used for hanging items.882-6102 Beebe. 06/03

ACADEMY Sports weight bench. Up to 300 lbs. plus bar. $200 OBO. 501-288-0429. 06/03

LANDSCAPE edging scallop red brick includes curves and corners 40 plus pieces $50 obo cash only 501-843-9060. 05/31

ANTIQUE Coke Machine has bottle in door. 1950’s. $400 OBO. Also have other coke collectables, antique 5 piece bedroom set. Call for information and price after 5:00 pm. 843-2001. Cell 743-6834. 06/03

LANDSCAPE edging scallop red brick includes curves and corners 40 plus pieces $50 obo cash only 501-843-9060. 06/03

ACOUSTIC guitar with electric pick up. Samec, Like brand new. Soft Case. $300. 479-3866. 06/03

STANDARD size metal door $50. 983-1445. 05/31

FENDER Squire Stratocaster and Fender Champion 1100 AMP; music books, 2 effects pedals, soft case, and other extras. $300. 749-3866. 06/03

MOVING SALE. Queen mattress & boxspring. TV, VCR’s, toys & clothes. Call 241-0395. 05/31

STORM doors $30 & up, attic doors $35 each, toilet bowels $10 & up. 982-8844. 05/31

FORMAL dresses - new and used. $20 each. Beaded wedding dresses $100 each. Call after 9pm 870-476-8580. 06/03

FISH cooker w/full tank of fuel $65. 983-1445. 05/31

PIANO Harvard Piano Co $500 obo. 13 cuft Freezer: $75 obo. Call 501-960-5903 or 501-605-8370. 05/31

SMALL Fedders air condition $50. 983-1445. 05/31

CANNING jars for sale. Many different sizes. All for $25. Also, 4 half-gallon canning jars for $5 each. 882-2142. 05/31

TRAILER full of scrap metal. $600 for all. 882-2142. 05/31

A/C unit 5 yrs old great condition allready serviced was on a 16/80 mobil home ex condition $500 obo. and washer and dryer working in good condition 130 obo. Call 744-3171 for more info. 05/31

ANTIQUE women’s dress maker dummy, cloth body no arms or head. Great condition $25. 941-3922. 05/31

PORCELAIN dolls on stands, plus Barbie® dolls abot 30-35 dolls $150 for all. 983-1445. 05/31

BABY stroller. Like new $25. 983-1445. 05/31

2 LADIES bicycles one with passenger seat other with baby seat $60 each. 983-1445. 05/31

EXERCISE bicycle, recumbent $75. Murray rototiller, fair condition $100. 941-7976. 05/31

BABY boy clothes, newborn- 2 years old, women’s clothes, baby stroller & other baby items. 843-4723. 05/31

FOR SALE: Pride Victory 4 Wheel Scooter and a Bruno Swing Away Lift. Both work just fine. Asking $2,000 for both or will sell seperately. Price negotible. 982-3633. 05/24

QUART canning jars w/ring 30¢ each. 985-1388. 05/24

PLANTS: houseplants & yard plants 50¢ & up- some free. Paperback books 25¢ each. Clothes men’s & women’s all sizes 50¢ - $1. Also large men’s suits & some young people clothes. 982-0907. 05/27

CEMENT block 50¢ each. Have 75 blocks total. 827-0225. McRae. 05/24

10” HP Craftsman table saw w/stand included. Rip fence meter gage & 2 table extensions. Good condition $75. 882-2956. Beebe. 05/24

JACKSONVILLE Canning jars. Cheap quarts & pints. 988-2818 or 590-8678. 05/24

2 SALON styling or barber chairs. $100 for the pair. Cash. 626-9144. Sherwood. 05/24

BORDER grass (monkey grass) $5 per pot. Cabot. 941-1948. 05/24

55 & 30 gallon aquariums with stand to hold each & all accessories, $225 for all. Firm. 628-7044. 05/24

RAINBOW vacuum cleaner, SE series, clean, works great, $300.00. Floor lamps, new in boxes, 3-way brushed steel, 60" tall, retails for $30, asking $15 ea. 501-628-7085. 05/27

HARVEST gold cast iron sink. Electric cook top & stove & hood, garbage disposal $50. 843-5834. 05/27

SANYO PM-8200 silver sprint camera phone, other extras, ex cond. asking $125. Shirley Temple dolls, stand up and cheer, curly top, new in orig boxes asking $150 ea. 501-628-7085. 05/27

ANTIQUE window, near 100 yrs old, 8-40x36, good glass, $8ea or $50 for all. Gorham porcelain doll collection, 5 in orig box, $20 ea, all for $80. 501-628-7085. 05/27

FASHION jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, $75 for all. Antique pedestal grinder , 50 + years old..$100 501-628-7085. 05/27

34 YEAR old black rotary phone for sale. Still works. Best offer cash. 982-4845. 05/24

CRAFTSMAN 10” tablesaw & radial arm saw $200 each. 551-1793. 05/24

FOR SALE: Summit heavy duty climbing tree stand $200. 870-230-2695. 05/24

TREADMILL for sale. NEW. $150 cash. Call 941-4323 or 398-8895. 05/24

SCROLL saw, Dewalt 788, with light & stand, $400.00. Computer Work Station, like new, $25.00. Bedside Commode, like new, cost over $150, will sell for $25.00. 05/24

BATH bench (slide-in), never used, cost over $225.00, will sell for $50.00. King Size Canopy Bed, forced to sell, paid $1685.00, will sacrifice for $800.00, MUST SEE. 501-843-5425. 05/24

CAR seat $25; microwave oven $50; Chase Lounge $75. 982-6812. 05/24

TOMATO cages hand-made 5’ tall sturdy $5. 882-3410. 05/24

FOR SALE: metal truck toolboxes back of cab & side boxes good condition $200. 1 row planter covington 3 point hitch $350. 676-6109. 05/24

LAWN EQUIPMENT AND FARM

HAY for sale square bales available 6/1. 882-5374 for more information. 05/24

TRACTOR John Deere 750, 20 hp, 4x4, 3800 hrs, good condition, $4500 501-940-6695 Cabot. 06/03

40” MURRY riding mower with bagger and mulch kit. $350. 501-843-0702. 06/03

TRACTOR: John Deere 750, 20 hp, 4x4, 3800 hrs, good condition, $4500 501-940-6695 Cabot. 05/31

2 LAWNMOWERS $50 each. 982-8844. 05/31

ROPER rear twine 5hsp tiller $350 or will take item in on trade. Call details 983-1445. 05/31

3 HALF Boer, male goats, 8-10 weeks old, $50 each. 501- 843-2865. 05/31

KUBOTA tractor BX-23 50 hours 16’ trailer new condition $14000. 982-8868. 05/24

PUSHMOWERS 4 each $50-$65 good condition also 12hsp Murray rider, motor runs good, needs some work $200. 843-5376. 05/24

FREE 6 hens & 2 roosters, yellow buss all grown. 556-4145. 05/24

2 CRAFTSMAN 7 blade real type grooming mowers $450. 607-0674. 05/24

ANIMALS, PETS, & SUPPLIES

LUTINO Cockatiel with cage and accessories $75 cash only 501-843-9060. 06/03

BEAUTIFUL Beagle puppies for sale. 2 males / 3 females. Dad is registered and mom is not. $25 and up. Cabot - Call Mike 454-6273. 06/03

FREE 3 month old puppies free to good home. For more information call 231-6365. 05/24

FREE to a Good Home. 4yr old Female Calico Cat. Fixed – All Shots – Declawed. 501-941-2372. 05/31

RAT terrier puppies. 7wks old. Full blooded. Parents on-site. 1st shots, wormed, tails docked. 4 males, $65 each. 501-676-5490. 05/24

TOY schnauzer for sale to good home. Female, salt n pepper color. Weighs 3lbs. Very cute. All shots. Registered w/papers. 612-9825. 05/24

FEMALE German Shepherd 3 years old, shots up to date, housebroken, great with kids. 681-6000. To good home only. 05/31

FREE to good home. Dogs. 1/2 Chow, 1/2 Retriever, 1 male, neutered, 1 female spayed. 1 yr old. 743-1104. 05/31

WANTED: Llaso Apso dog or Pekingese free or cheap, no papers. 626-8539. 05/31

BORDER Collie, female, about 6 months old, has had shots, free to good home. 838-9036. 05/31

FREE kittens need loving homes. 941-8613 or 941-8623. 05/31

FREE dog to good home, lab mix, full shots, spade. 628-4175. 05/31

BEEBE FREE dog looks like greyhound. 2 yrs old. Female, fixed. 882-5101. 05/31

BEAGLE/ Terrier Puppy, 3 months old. Free to good home. Awesome, Funny, Loyal, Great w/ kids and other pets. Heartbroken to see her go. Call 501 256-1189. 05/24

LLASO apso free to good home only!!!! Great companion for older person. Call Patricia. 628-7010. 05/24

FREE kittens playful & friendly. Austin. 941-1705. 05/24

BABY dwarf hamsters. We are ready for our new loving home. $5 each. Cabot. 605-8990. 05/24

2 CATS 1 spayed & 1 neutered. Free to good home. 605-7529. 05/24

PAINT stud 9 years old, registered $1500 obo. 288-2225. 05/24

2 MONTH old billy goat 3/4 bore $50. 843-4216. 05/24

FREE kittens to good home. Born March 9th. 2 male, 1 female. Tabby. 241-1725. 05/24

VEHICLES & ACCESSORIES

1991 SUZUKI King Quad 4-wheel drive, good condition, runs good asking $ 1800.00 obo 870-830-4031. 05/31

1972 CHEVY 1 ton 427, 5 speed, power-steering, power-brakes, steel bed, excellent condition $2750. 843-9761. 05/31

1965 CHEVELL Malibu body for sale. Wrecked on pasenger side. Call for details after five. 628-7203. 05/31

1997 FORD Taurus with 2000 motor. Runs. Needs brake booser. $800. Call after 6:00 pm. 843-7817. 06/03

1984 CHVROLET SUV. SWB. PS/PB. Cold Air. AM/FM. Very clean 350 engine. Automatic. Excellent condition. Runs great. $3800 obo. Call 982-1052. 06/03

1981 FORD 4 wheel drive, short wheel base, 8000 lb wench, lots of new parts. $1500. Call after 7pm. 501-676-2914. 06/03

1984 FORD short wheel base. 2 wheel drive, lots of miles, but looks and runs good. $1500. Call after 7pm. 501-676-2914. 06/03

PARTING out 94 cavalier 4cyl. auto and have a 79 or 80 model cj5 with no title for $1200 obo. call 941-8957. 05/31

PONTIAC GrandAm 1999 4 door 2.4L alloy wheels power steer, power windwos, 167,000miles, tidy car runs great, cheap on gas $3200. 501-765-0186. 05/31

1965 CHEVELL Malibu body for sale. Wrecked on pasenger side. Call for details after five. 628-7203. 06/03

2004 FORD Mustang Conv. Excellent interior and exterior. Low milage, loaded. Asking $16,000! 501-749-3866 or 501-676-6892. 06/03

1974 CHEVROLET Dumptruck good hydraulic system, motor needs some work but runs good $1500. 843-8582. 05/31

1999 BUICK Les, 36,000 actual mi., excel. cond., drives great, power seats, many extras, beautiful red. $5,600. 843-7053 or 517-5697. 05/31

2001 CHEVROLET blazer 90,000 miles. $9000. 835-3941. 05/31

1999 MERCURY Grand Marquis GS 4.6L under 70,000miles. New tires, excellent condition. $7,000. 843-4501. 05/31

FOR SALE: Sears universal Car/Van top Cargo Carrier, pretty big. I have all mounting hardware but no hindge hardware. I never used it. email for pics @ mkingan@gmail.com or call 501-843-212 $50 obo . 05/27

JEEP soft-top comlete w/all hardware. New, never installed. Beige for 2000 Sahara. Cost $1,200 will sell for $600. 982-3788. 05/31

GMC 1999 Savanna Van. StarCraft conversion 1 owner , 5.7 V8, 76,000mi. Leather TV/VCR /CD/stereo. 7 passenger. Good condition $11,500. 941-1860. 05/31

1996 GMC SL, SWB V6 132,000 miles very clean. Excellent condition $5700. 870-552-3626 Carlisle. 05/24

1970 FORD L.W.B pick-up run’s needs work on brakes and transmission. Make offer, moving need to sell. 529-0913. Jacksonville. 05/27

FOR SALE: a 90 model caddilac marroon with red leather interior drives great needs minor motor work asking 550.00 o/b/o a really super car. 501-258-1937. 05/24

CJ7 jeep top w/doors $500. 454-7301. 05/24

1986 CHEVROLET pickup truck long wheel base. $1200. 1992 Chevrolet Astro Van $1150 obo & transmission out of 1988 Chevrolet pickup $200. 882-5167. 05/24

1993 GMC Sierra. 2500 extended cab 350 93K 19mpg exceptional condition $4750 obo. 941-4099. 05/24

FACTORY built 4x8 tilt bed trailer. 413 Hayes, Jacksonville. 05/24

1985 GMC custom van $1,000 obo. 676-3352. 05/24

1960 FORD 1/2 ton, runs, good “fixer-upper” $800 obo. 288-2225. 05/24

FORD truck bucket seats & console with center seatbelts, grey in color, mid 80’s to mid 90’s Ford. $175 cash. 626-9144. 05/24

10x12 trailer with custom-built covered top dual axle, good tires, pulls good. $650. 843-8582. 05/24

CHEVROLET 2003 Silverado LS extended cab 4 door, power windows, power locks, CD player, excellent condition. $14500 obo. 743-2254. 05/24

2004 CHEVROLET Malibu LS, 4 door, all power, CD, aluminum wheels, low miles, $7950. 985-5569. 05/31

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

1992 GULFSTREAM Conquest Class C Motorhome, 27‚, 50k mi, Ford 460, auto jacks, awnings, clean, $15,500 501-983-1007. 05/24

60hp EVENRUDE boat motor need water pump as is $200. 676-6201. 05/24

FOR SALE: 1987 Basschamp bassboat 15ft w/60HP Nissan motor w/motor guide 43lb. Thrust 98 mod 5 speed, foot control 2 live wells. Extra sharp. Will trade for camper must be in good shape. 988-5664. 05/31

2002 STARCRAFT travel trailer 27cks with slide out asking $8995. Must see. 628-1040 or 676-2619. 05/31

1981 JAYCO 16ft camper, refrig, bathroom, electric heat/ac, gas stove and gas heat. Great shape and no leaks. $2,700 OBO call Conrad at 501-349-4440 cell phone. 05/31

1987 20” Bass Buggy Pontoon boat with trailer, many extras $4600. 834-4786 for details. 05/31

1 VICTORY Legend 4 wheel scooter- electric. Signal lights & horn. Used very little. $1,500. 982-3788. 05/31

2001 FLEETWOOD Wilderness travel trailer bumper pull 26ft slide out awning sleeps 6. Like new. $9,900. 882-3104 or 288-2510. 05/31

1986 YAMAHA BigWheel80 dirt bike. It’s missing the seat and rear fender. Also have extra carb.$350 obo , email for pictures @ mkingan@gmail.com can call 843-2121. 05/27

DIRTBIKES for sale. Call for more information. 605-0186. 05/24

WANTED

WANTED: Mother in eed of school uniforms, regular clothes and shoes for 11 yr old girl size 14/16 girls and teenage girl size 6 jr girl size or size 18 young girls also for teenage boy size 16 & 18. Shoe sizes are girls 8 or 8.5, 9.5 or 10 and size 10 for boys. 246-0514. 05/31

I WOULD like to buy a Cingular cell phone would prefer a Motorola Slvr or Sony Ericssono but any that require a sim chip please call 246-0514. 05/31

WANTED: running or non-running push or riding lawnmowers. 843-5376. 05/31

WANTED to buy: 1995, ‘96, or ‘97 Taurus, Cavalier, or Lumina. 100K mi or less, must have air. 676-5838. 05/31

WANTED: Old radio (20's, 30's, 40's era), working or not. 870-882-9551. 05/24

WANTED: someone to make custom drapes & bedspread for my home. 834-0013. 05/24

DISABLED grandmother w/daughter & infant grandson in need of good running car. Can not pay much. If you can help please call 882-2287. Beebe. 05/24

REAL ESTATE

LARGE 3 bedroom, 3 bath home, 2861 sq. ft, hardwood flooring, carport, plus detached garage, and 2-story storage building with 1/2 bath. In Beebe, great for commuters! Call Shelley Dietz at Crye-Leike Generation Realty. 501-827-2239. 05/24

CEMETARY plots for sale: Chape Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville- Section 2 Lord’s Supper, Lot 16 up to 8 spaces. Call evenings. 501-796-2911 ask for Tammy. 05/31

BRING those horses! 3 Bedroom 2 bath Beebe home with 5 acres. 2 bonus rooms! 2800 sq. ft. means room to grow! Country living at its finest! Century 21 Real Estate Unlimited. Diana. 882-9097 or Sarah 416-4834. 05/24

LR: 1623 Commerce Street. 2 Apartment building. 2 bedrooms each. Needs work. Owner finance $500 down. $227 month. Call 803-799-0070. 05/31

RENTALS

FOR RENT: Nice 2 and 3 Bedroom Mobile Homes on Large lots in Quiet Safe Park close to LRAFB. New Carpet and Appliances. Starting at $350 per month plus Deposit Call 501-835-3450. 05/27

LEASE purchase. 33 Robin Lane, Cabot. $4000 down $700 month. Very nice 3BD, 2BA with wood burning fireplace. 501-920-8973. 05/31

MOBILE home for rent 2BD, 1BA 6 miles north of Base Back Gate, small family park, no pets. 2 Person limit, prefer non-smokers, no rowdies. Water, sewer & garbage paid. $275 mo. 307-4025. 05/24

LEASE to purchase. 3BR, 1 1/2 bath. Fireplace, CH & A/C. Fenced yard. $500 down $400 per month. Call 982-3387 Mon-Fri 8am - 3pm. 05/27

IN BEEBE very nice 2BD/2BA apartments. All utilities paid including basic cable. Washer & dryer furnished. $675 month. Twin Lakes Apartments. Call Lisa 278-0498 or 882-2882. 07/22

FOR RENT: 3BD, 1 1/2BA, brick home in Ward. Fenced backyard, Cabot schools, clean, new carpet, fresh paint. Approximately 1200 sq. ft. $600 month. 501-351-5212. 05/24