Wednesday, February 07, 2007

EDITORIALS>>Ready for reform?

Stop the presses! One house of the Arkansas legislature passed a bill this week to raise the standard of ethical conduct by lawmakers. The Senate approved a bill by Sen. Robert Thompson to bar legislators from becoming paid lobbyists for one year after they leave office. Shutting that revolving door, if even for only one year at a time, can restore a small measure of confidence in the integrity and independence of the lawmaking process. The halls at every legislative meeting are filled with ex-legislators who are representing interests that they served so dutifully when they were in office doing the people’s work. They are back using the connections, friendships and alliances built when they were lawmakers, but now in the direct service of special interests.

It does not stir confidence, and Sen. Thompson and his colleagues in the Senate recognized it. But in the House of Representatives, Speaker Benny Petrus quickly steered the bill into the Rules Committee, where good reform bills go to die. We can only hope that the committee gives the full membership a chance to vote for better government. Too bad that it is apt to be their only chance. Elsewhere, from New York to California, new governors and legislatures are embracing new regulations and restrictions on gifts to legislative and executive officials. So is Congress, to an uncertain degree. The wide network of corruption spawned by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Republican Leader Tom DeLay was a big factor in the Democratic election sweep of 2006, and state capitols as well as Washington are trying to show that they listened and are going to stem the effect of money and favors on lawmaking and executive decisions.

Our former governor and now presidential contender was a poster child for public avarice. He took every gift he could get his hands on from any source, piling up more than $100,000 in gifts in a single year of his 10-year reign. The law was supposed to prohibit that, but it vaguely says that an officeholder may not accept gifts that are intended to reward him for performing his public duties, for which the taxpayers pay him adequately. But Gov. Huckabee could say that the gifts were the fruits of friendship and not payola, so there was no appearance of cronyism or favoritism.

Gov. Beebe says he finds it “appalling” that anyone, a governor or a legislator, would take a gift valued at more than $100 on the premise that the state Ethics Commission can’t prove that it was a payoff for something he did or would do. His take, Beebe said, is that neither he nor a member of the legislature should accept a gift valued at more than $100 from anyone but a family member or a friend of more than 25 years acquaintance. In his case, that would mean no gifts from anyone he didn’t know well in 1982, the year that he was elected to his first public office.

Then he should propose legislation that would do exactly that. Better still would be legislation that simply outlawed gifts altogether to public officials except from family and close friends. Not even a cup of coffee. Any denomination, whether it is $100 or $1, becomes subject to interpretation. The law would make it easy to just say no, which politicians argue that it is ungracious to do. When Dale Bumpers was governor, he returned every gift with a polite form letter. On leaving the governor’s office in 1975, Bumpers put on his coat and left everything else behind. Mike Huckabee left the bare walls. Everything else he claimed as his own.

No legislator is likely to offer such pristine reform as a stern no-gifts policy because some colleagues would feel their integrity was sullied, unless the governor showed the way. Beebe seems disinclined. When this session is over, some public-spirited group should sponsor initiated legislation to do that. Lawmakers need a little help in doing what most of them know is right.
—Ernie Dumas

EDITORIALS>>A good start on grocery tax

Gov. Beebe and leaders of the House of Representative struck a deal this week that will ensure a reduction in the state sales tax on groceries from 3 to 6 percent and thousands of low-income workers will get a modicum of income-tax relief as well.
That is about as good an outcome as anyone can expect of the legislature. The tax system, which has grown steadily more regressive for 30 years, will be just a little fairer — not as productive, but fairer.

Despite all the talk about eliminating or reducing the tax on groceries for the poor, cutting the tax will not do much for the truly poor. Nearly 600,000 of the poorest people receive food stamps and thus pay little sales tax on their foodstuffs.
But if the state is going to give broad tax relief to its people, which Gov. Beebe proclaimed this month as his goal, then reducing or removing the tax on groceries is about the most equitable way to do it. For 40 years, Arkansas has been in the perverse position of taxing the food of children, but not the food of chickens, hogs and cows, a perversity to which former Sen. Bud Canada loved to call attention.

House Speaker Benny Petrus preferred to give an income-tax break targeted only at low-income working families, and that will happen, too. Under Govs. Dale Bumpers and Bill Clinton, the legislature peeled from the tax rolls those whose family earnings left them below the federal poverty line. The law will be amended to raise the tax threshold to the current poverty level, almost $21,000 for a family of four.

That is a good step, although it would be better if the state enacted an earned income-tax credit that would reward the full-time work of the poorest families whose incomes are so low that they don’t have a tax liability. But let us not fail to acknowledge the good work of Gov. Beebe and the legislature because they did not achieve miracles. More tax cutting is in the works, for manufacturers and processors mainly, but probably for many other interests as well.

Beebe and the lawmakers should remind themselves of the peril that the slackened revenues from the tax changes in two or four years will compel a tax increase. And we know what that will be: a higher sales tax rate, which will victimize the very people whom this week’s good works helped.

SPORTS>>Rabbits keep pace for share of 4A-2 league title

By RAY BENTON
Leader sports editor

The Lonoke boys got a big win Friday to keep pace with league leaders Marianna and Heber Springs. The Jackrabbits ran away from Bald Knob to take a 63-41 victory and improve to 12-2 in league play. They trail the two league leaders by one game, but play both of them at home this week.

The Lady Rabbits suffered an upset loss, falling 41-40 at home to the Lady Bulldogs. That puts the Lonoke ladies just one game ahead of Bald Knob and Mountain View with two games left on the schedule. The Jackrabbit boys jumped ahead early and never were threatened. While the effort and intensity were there for Lonoke, head coach Wes Swift wants to see a more focused intensity.“It was better,” Swift said. “We came out with good intensity and played hard, but we missed a lot of chippies that would have made it a lot easier. All the turnovers weren’t good either. I think that was a sign that we weren’t as sharp as we need to be.”

The Jackrabbits committed 20 turnovers, but forced many more than that and got several buckets off of defense. Lonoke picked up a total of 24 steals, and forced over 30 total turnovers. Lonoke led 23-16 at the end of one quarter. The paced dipped slightly in the second period as each team had trouble maintaining possession. Lonoke’s defense held the Bulldogs to just six points in the second frame and took a 35-22 lead into intermission.

The third quarter was played evenly, but Lonoke stretched it out in the fourth period. Applying pressure at the onset of the final frame, Lonoke took advantage of a few more steals and converted them into points to secure the victory. Swift said the defense was a team effort, but specifically commended junior guard Bradley Spencer. “We put Bradley on their best player and he did a good job,” Swift said. “He scored 19 on us over there, and we held him to six this time. That was mostly Bradley doing that because talked about not switching up on him. That was his man.”

Clarence Harris led Lonoke in scoring with 15 points while Spencer and Tyronne Dobbins added 13 each. Spencer also had eight rebounds and three steals. Dobbins added five steals while senior Brock Clement nabbed six steals to lead the team in that category. The Lady Jackrabbits lost their game at the free-throw line. Bald Knob’s defensive strategy was to pack the middle as tight as possible, and if the ball did go in for a shot, to foul. Lonoke responded by hitting 15 of 29 free throws in the game.

“That’s where it starts right there,” Lady Rabbit coach Nathan Morris said. “They were going to foul our big girls, that’s just what they were going to do. And our big girls went to the line and missed.” Lonoke’s guards didn’t shoot well from the field either, which aided the Lady Bulldog victory. With the middle packed in, the guards got open looks from mid-range, but struggled to knock them down. “Our guards are going to have to be more aggressive,” Morris said. “They’re going to have to shoot more, and shoot better. We’re basically getting free throws from the field, and we’re not hitting them.”

The score was 14-10 Lonoke at halftime, but Bald Knob tripled that total with 31 points in the second half. Most of that was due to the play of sophomore point guard Fhagen Altom. Altom penetrated much more in the second half and went to the line often. She finished with a game high 16 points on just three field goals. The rest of her points came at the line. The loss dropped the Lady Rabbits to 18-8 overall and 12-2 in league play.

The hosted Marianna last night, and will host Heber Springs to close the regular season on Friday. They need to win both to clinch an outright conference championship. “Bottom line is, when you’ve got a chance to close out an outright title at home, you need to get it done,” Morris said.

SPORTS>>Lady Panthers defeat Belles

By JASON KING
Leader sportswriter

The Cabot teams played in different gyms on Friday for the first time since the start of the 7A-Central Conference season, but had results that reflect how most of the conference season has gone for each team. The Panthers let Little Rock Catholic win the second conference meeting between the two teams with a 60-50 decision, but the Lady Panthers shut down Mt. Saint Mary’s in the final half of the third quarter, taking a 62-51 win over the Belles, and putting themselves up to second place in the 7A-Central standings behind un-beaten North Little Rock.

The Lady Panthers needed strong performances from two of their shooters to take the win over MSM on Friday. Senior guard Maddie Helms and junior forward Lauren Walker scored 16 points each in the game. Walker’s points all came from the floor, while Helms scored seven of her points from the line. Cabot led 26-25 at half time, but had to withstand a strong rally from the Belles in the opening minutes of the second half. St. Saint Mary went up by four mid way through the period, but could not keep the momentum long enough to pad that lead. The final four minutes of the third belonged to the Lady Panthers, as 12 unanswered points from Cabot gave the lead back to them.

The Lady Panthers built the lead back up to 43-35 by the end of the third quarter, and was able to maintain the advantage for the final eight minutes. Along with 16 points from both Helms and Walker, Leah Watts added 11 points for the Lady Panthers. For MSM, Vicki Flynn led with 13 points and Meagan Uekman finished with 12 points. The win improves the Lady Panthers’ record to 17-4 overall and 7-2 in 7A-Conference play.

The Panthers have been fighting for the sixth and final playoff spot since the middle of the conference schedule, and Friday’s game was of little help. The Rockets only led by three at the half, but slowly pulled away in the final half to complete the conference sweep. Catholic took a 20-point lead at one stage of the fourth quarter, but the Panthers were able to cut it in half by the final buzzer. “We had about a three minute span in the third quarter where we didn’t make our free throws,” Cabot coach Jerry Bridges said. “They were hitting their shots on the other end, and we only got one of six at the line, and that’s just like three turnovers, really. We played well, and did a lot of things that we set out to do, but with this conference as tight as it is, you have to do those small things like free throws, or it will end up costing you, and it costs us. You take those three minutes away, and it could have been a two-point game, but that’s what I thought gave them the advantage.”
Alex Sharp led in scoring with 10 points. Shawn Trammell added seven points, and Sam Bates finished with six points. For Catholic, Jake Bequette led the way with 12 points. The loss gives the Panthers a 9-13 overall record and a conference record of 2-7.

The Cabot teams played at North Little Rock last night after Leader deadlines, and will host Little Rock Central inanother pair of 7A-Central games on Friday.

SPORTS>>Academy ladies win co-conference crown

By JASON KING
Leader sportswriter

Harding Academy’s senior night wasn’t just a celebration of their contributions to the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats teams over the past few years, but a continuation of it, as four starting seniors for each of the HA teams led the way in big conference wins over local rival Pangburn Friday night at Harris gym. The Lady Wildcats had a surprisingly easy time against the Lady Tigers, winning 47-28 to earn a share of the 3A-2 conference championship with crosstown rival Riverview. Pangburn entered the week a game ahead of the two Searcy schools, but lost to both of them to finish conference play with an 11-3 mark.

Academy, 12-2, loses the tiebreaker with Riverview for the top seed in the district tournament, but is still recognized and conference co-champions. Seniors combined for 39 of the 47 points for the Lady Wildcats in the title-winning performance.
The Lady Wildcats put on one of their best defensive performances of the year when it counted the most, building up a 20-11 lead at halftime before plowing over the Lady Tigers in the third quarter with a 17-6 run in the frame to take control of the game before the final period even began.

Loghan Lowery helped Harding Academy out to the early advantage with a pair of three pointers in the first quarter, along with another three from point guard Taylor Pryor. Liz Ashley led the way for the Lady ‘Cats in the third quarter with six of her total eight points. Harding Academy was on the way to a 30-point lead midway through the final quarter with subs on the floor, but a series of late threes from Pangburn’s Kendra. Reaves padded the score slightly before game’s end. Reaves hit three times from behind the arc for all her total nine points.

“We came out with a purpose,” Lady Wildcats coach Darren Mathews said. “We wanted a share of the conference championship, and Pangburn stood in the way. Tonight, it was senior night, and our four seniors led in scoring. I told the girls they were battle tested now, and they’re ready to start the new season, which is the district tournament.”
Jennifer Kee led Harding Academy with 13 points, including three of four from the free throw line. Pryor and Lowery finished with nine points each, and Ashley added eight points for the Lady Wildcats.

Jennifer Kee led with 13 points. Loghan Lowery and Taylor Pryor both had nine, and Liz Ashley battled a 103 degree fever to finish with eight points for Harding Academy. The win gives Harding Academy a 18-4 overall record this season. The Wildcats also saw strong play from their seniors during their 60-51 come-from-behind win over the Tigers. A blistering run from HA senior post James Kee in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter would prove to be the difference maker in the game, giving the Wildcats the momentum for the remainder of the game.

The first score of the game didn’t occur until the 5:54 mark, when Pangburn’s Justin Williams landed a jumper for a 2-0 Tigers lead. Lance Carr put up HA’s first point with a free throw on the following possession, but Pangburn would rebound the back side resulting in a fade shot in the paint from Jeremy Hollingshead. Hollingshead would turn out to be the missing link between winning and losing for the Tigers on Friday. With him in the lineup, the Tigers held the game’s momentum for a solid performance on both ends of the court. Without him, Pangburn struggled to find good looks at the basket after a good 16 minutes of shooting during the first half.

Even Williams, who contributed 10 points in the first half alone would have trouble picking his way through the stingier HA defense. Pangburn did a good job of creating their own shooting zones in the first half with a number of fade jumpers around the lower perimeter. Hollingshead hit a pair of step-back shots during the first quarter, but converted to an assist ace in the second quarter with several good feeds to Williams for points.

Hollingshead went out with foul trouble after drawing two quick fouls under the Harding basket during the last minute of the third to give him four personals, and the Wildcats took advantage with their biggest run of the game. Hollingshead hit Pangburn’s final goal in the third with 1:22 left with a rebound and assist from Wes Jackson off a missed free throw from Hollingshead. He had hit the front end to put Pangburn up 37-34, but the grab and give from Jackson allowed Hollingshead to increase the advantage to five.

The Wildcats closed to within a single point by the end of the frame, and got a quick boost from James Kee in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter to help HA take control. Kee rolled up six points in a matter of 15 seconds to take Harding Academy from a 41-38 deficit to a 44-41 lead by the 5:45 mark. Alex Beene gave the new lead a little padding moments later with a three-point basket, and two free throws from Luke Tribble at the 2:26 mark gave the Wildcats a 48-41 lead, completing the 10-0 run for Harding.

Hollingshead would return in the final two minutes for Pangburn, but the Wildcats had already secured a solid lead, and Tribble’s nine for 12 at the line in the final 2:26 did not allow the Tigers to play catch up. “I thought our guards looked good tonight,” Wildcats coach Rick Beene said. “I thought B.J. Roller was the player of the game for us. The seniors looked a little nervous with it being senior night, but B.J. stepped in kind of non chalant. James Kee played well, but we couldn’t keep him out of foul trouble.”

Tribble led in scoring with 24 points for Harding Academy. Beene added 18 points, and Kee finished with eight. The win improves HA’s record to in conference 8-6 and 12-10 overall. Harding Academy played at Izard County last night after Leader deadlines, and will host Des Arc Friday in preparation of next week’s district tournament at Riverview High.

FROM THE PUBLISHER >> Disabled vet celebrates successors

Butch Davis sat at a round table near the corner where the Singing Sergeants entertained in the big gym on Little Rock Air Force Base, which was honoring its top personnel at the annual awards banquet Saturday night. Davis is a Sherwood alderman and disabled Vietnam veteran who almost died in the summer of 1969 in a huge explosion that nearly wiped out his company. He was put on a rescue helicopter along with several dead soldiers heading for the morgue. He’d come to momentarily, hoping the chopper crew didn’t think he was dead.

He signed up for the Army when he was 16 — “I lied about my age,” he admits — and was 24 years old when he was hit, and he’s been in pain for 38 years. You can only imagine his injuries — almost his whole body was ripped up, and he seems disabled along much of his left side — but Davis never complains. He has a great attitude and likes to laugh and joke and help others.

He enjoyed the Saturday show — the Singing Sergeants, backed by a jazzy combo, sang American pop classics (Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” Harry Warren’s “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”), and when they did “America the Beautiful,” the audience stood up, and so did Davis, with some difficulty, and there was hardly a dry eye in the house. When the awards were announced, Davis was especially proud of Senior MSgt. Darren Hill, who is serving overseas and who was named first sergeant of the year.
Davis has known Hill for a long time, and Hill’s wife, Tammy and two young sons, Tyler and Aaron, accepted the award for him.

When Sgt. Davis was in Vietnam, he was about the same age as the people getting their awards Saturday night. Davis’ company was on patrol near Chulai in South Vietnam on July 12, 1969. They’d had frequent firefights with the Viet Cong and captured several of them that summer. “Four companies would take turns out in the field,” he recalls. “We’d find the Viet Cong and take them back to Chulai.”

He remembers one of his company commanders was from Arkansas, who’d split them up in separate groups, which Davis didn’t think was a good idea, but you’re not going to argue with a commanding officer. But Davis was still in one piece, and he was hoping he’d see his wife and son back home soon. Davis was supposed to leave Vietnam in a couple of days. He figured this would be his last patrol, only he didn’t know how right he would be about that.

The company’s orders were to stay clear of trees, where the VC planted explosives with detonators on the ground. Around 7 p.m. when it was still light outside, someone stepped on a detonator that was wired to explosives in a nearby tree. When it exploded, it killed six and injured 28 G.I.s, along with several South Vietnamese out on patrol with the Americans. “There were enough casualties to fill a couple of helicopters,” Davis remembers.

“When the bomb hit me, it felt like a bell over my head,” he continues. “I knew I was hit. It got my whole left side.” His injuries spread all over his body, including his spinal cord, which wasn’t severed, though. “I was one of the last flown out. I was worried they thought I was dead,” he says. Once he was in the helicopter, Davis was hoping the chopper crew would realize he was still alive. He’d open his eyes, then close them again.

“I couldn’t move,” Davis said. “I blacked out again for a while.” Fortunately, he woke up in a hospital, then was flown to another hospital in Japan. He received more treatment at the Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Va. Months of therapy followed. He was finally released in December 1969. “I still have shrapnel in my neck,” Davis says.

Despite his disability, Davis says, “I really enjoyed the military. I was going down the wrong path when I joined up.” He’s 62 years old now, and he considers himself fortunate, considering how many of his buddies didn’t come home. He’s been a Sherwood alderman for eight years and does more volunteer work than most people half his age. “I feel better than I’ve felt in years,” Davis says. “I’ve got to stay busy.” It’s been a long day, and he says, “I sure do feel tired.”

TOP STORY >>Beebe may close its court

By JOAN MCCOY
Leader staff writer

Lawbreakers in the Beebe area may soon have to go to Searcy for their day in court. The Beebe City Council held a special meeting Friday night and gave the mayor and city attorney the go-ahead to investigate closing Beebe District Court which last year cost the city $70,000 more than the $100,000 it brought in. If the state legislature, which created the court, allows it to close, Searcy District Court would likely hear Beebe’s misdemeanor and traffic cases.

Before 1994 when the state started taking the money collected in city courts for the Administrative Justice Fund and then giving back some of it, Beebe’s court was not only self-sustaining, it also was a money maker for the city. Now, the Beebe City Council and Mayor Mike Robertson say it is a convenience that they no longer are willing to pay for, especially considering that they have no money to pave streets.

The decision to close would seem like an easy one, but Police Chief Don Inns pointed out that state troopers turn their traffic citations into the Beebe court because they are in the area. In fact, their tickets and tickets from Arkansas Game and Fish officers far outnumber the tickets that his officers write, which adds to the cost of running the court. Inns told the council that in January, his officers spent only four hours in court, which meets every week. On the plus side, the troopers are in the Beebe area, which is good for the city, Inns said. “If we say we aren’t going to take any more trooper tickets, will they be here as much?” Inns asked the council.

“We’re subsidizing cases that could be heard elsewhere,” the mayor said and warned the council that if city residents knew the extent of the subsidy, especially considering how it affects them, they would not like it. “I think if people knew that we were having to pay $60,000 for cases that are not our own, they’d be furious when they hit that pothole,” Robertson said.
Robertson said after the Friday night meeting that he doesn’t know when profit from the court started to decline or whether the decline has been steady since 1994. Paul Hill, the former city clerk, destroyed some records as allowed by state law, so the information is not available.

Robertson said this week that if the legislature approves closing the court, it probably will have to remain open until the end of 2008 when Judge Teresa Hughes’ term expires. The council is interested in closing the court only if doing so is best for the city, he said. And right now there are a lot of questions that need to be answered, including how much it will cost the city to send its cases to Searcy.

TOP STORY >>Glover sees win for grocery tax cut

By JOHN HOFHEIMER
Leader staff writer

Gov. Mike Beebe’s promise to reduce the state sales tax on groceries to 3 percent from 6 percent took a giant step forward Tuesday when the governor agreed to back increased income-tax exemptions and lower utility taxes for manufacturers.
That cleared the way for supporters of the competing earned-income credit bill to abandon it and embrace the grocery tax cuts. House Speaker Benny Petrus’ legislative package included the earned income-tax credits and the other cuts, but some insiders speculate he got what he set out for.

Managed and sponsored by Sen. Bobby Glover, D-Carlisle, the Senate unanimously approved his grocery tax reduction last week, and the governor says he has enough votes to pass the bill in the House. State Rep. Kevin Anderson, R-Rogers, was the lead sponsor of Petrus’ earned income-tax credit bill, which passed 85-12 in the House Monday but it never has a chance in the senate.

Beebe and Petrus apparently worked out their deal in (presumably smoke-free) backrooms. The House passed part of Petrus’ package, a tax cut to increase from the current $6,000 to $10,000 the amount of retirement income that would be exempt from state tax. Reps. Will Bond and Sandra Prater, both of Jacksonville, are sponsors of the governor’s grocery tax cut. It would become active July 1. Glover said Petrus’ bills would have thrown Beebe’s budget out of balance. Glover said the grocery tax cut would diminish revenues about $130 million a year.

EDUCATIONAL GAMBLE

Bond is the lead sponsor of a bill to refer to a vote of the people a constitutional amendment allowing for a state lottery to fund college scholarships, vocational education and teacher bonuses. He said this week that there appears to be good support for the bill in both houses. House Joint Resolution 1005 is titled “Proposing an amendment to section 14 of Article 19 of the Arkansas Constitution to authorize the General assembly to establish a state lottery to help fund college scholarships and teacher bonuses in this state.”

The referendum will say all money would be spent for education and would supplement, not supplant, existing monies. He said several state agencies supported the bill and that Lt. Gov. Bill Halter helping push it. The lottery bill is filed and referred to the State Agencies Committee, which will hold hearings. If approved, it would refer the question to a vote of Arkansas residents.

LENDERS FROM TEMPLE

Bond, a cosponsor of a bill intended to drive the payday lenders from the temple faces a tough fight. He said it was being amended to clarify that straight check cashing—a reasonable fee for cashing a paycheck, for instance—would not be threatened by the bill that would make usury in Arkansas a crime, punishable by fines of $300 per incident.

It would allow interest with a maximum annual interest rate of 17 percent. Opponents say payday lenders will always find a way to do business, so why not regulate them instead of outlaw them? Proponents say efforts to regulate them have been ineffective, with the foxes appointed to guard the hen houses.

TOP STORY >> As Air Force cuts staff, it spends more

By GARRICK FELDMAN
Leader editor

Despite continued cuts in military personnel, a top Pentagon official told members of the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council Tuesday that the Jacksonville air base will see continued growth as C-130 pilot training will remain an important part of the nation’s defense strategy. “We will always need plenty of tactical mobility pilots,” said Roger M. Blanchard, Air Force assistant deputy chief of staff for personnel in Washington. “Little Rock Air Force Base will continue as the premier trainer of C-130 pilots.”

A major part of current Air Force strategy includes “recapitalization of equipment,” Blanchard said. “We were on a procurement holiday in the 1990s,” he said, although the Defense Department is spending more on acquisitions than it has in decades. While other bases are shutting down or downsizing, LRAFB will see several hundred additional airmen assigned here, along with eight more C-130s. Blanchard said that was a significant development as the Air Force continues significant reductions in personnel, soon dropping to 315,000, from a high of some 600,000 more than a decade ago.

Those personnel cuts are needed to buy additional airplanes and weapons systems. To pay for those purchases, a leaner, more mobile military machine is called for, Blanchard said, whose centerpiece is an expeditionary force that can reach anywhere in the world almost immediately.

In the war on terror, the military relies on “an interdependent effort,” where all the services depend on each other for support and backup. Critics say the Air Force is playing a lesser role in that war effort — even though air power toppled Saddam Hussein in a matter of days — but Blanchard pointed out that some 27,000 Air Force personnel, including several hundred from the Jacksonville air base, are deployed in the war on terror.

The Bush administration Monday submitted to Congress a 2008 military budget calling for $27 billion for new aircraft programs, including $1.58 billion for 13 more C-130J transport planes, one more than last year. Under the proposed budget, the Air Force would receive $110.7 billion in 2008, an increase of $6.2 billion. The Pentagon last year reversed a decision by former Defense Secretary Donald S. Rumsfeld to eliminate the C-130J program. The Air Force wants to buy 38 more C-130Js in the next five years. Little Rock Air Force Base has seven C-130Js and several more may be assigned here.

Defense spending has been growing every year since 1998, well beyond the inflation rate. Much of that spending is for the war in Iraq, but new planes and other hardware are in the pipeline. Blanchard emphasized capital spending as part of the military’s retooling for a new century. He said the choice was clear: Reduce the force and buy new airplanes, or fly 50-year-old planes. The military chose the former rather than the latter.

“The key to Little Rock’s success owes significantly to a partnership that exists between the community and the air base,” Blanchard said. “Recapitalization of our equipment is very important,” he continued. “We’re trying to find more efficient ways of doing business,” Blanchard said. “There’s no other military in the history of the world that could perform the mobility missions that the Air Force performs,” the deputy chief said. “Our Air Force is unique. It’s incomparable and unsurpassed in its success.”

OBITUARIES >> 2-07-07

BILLY PITCHFORD

Billy Dwain Pitchford, 52, of Austin passed away Feb. 4. He was born July 29, 1954 in Las Vegas, Nev. to Donna Pitchford of Austin and the late Billy Houston Pitchford. Survivors include his wife Dianna Pitchford of the home; two daughters, Shawna Branscum and husband Scott of Cabot and Michelle Stewart and husband Shawn of Beebe; one brother, Jim Pitchford and wife Donna of Austin; two sisters, Deb Pitchford of Austin and Judy Burnett and husband Jessie of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren, Nicole, Dusten, Stephan, Caleb, Jordan, Seth and Tayler, along with many other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7 at McArthur Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville with the Rev. Larry Burton officiating. Cash memorials may be made in “Bill’s” honor to McArthur Assembly of God 501-982-1136. Funeral arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Service of Cabot.


MERVYN ROBINSON

Mervyn Alfred Robinson, 80, of Ward died Feb. 3 the date which would have been his and Mrs. Robinson’s 56th wedding anniversary. He was born Jan. 17, 1927 in Coventry, England, to the late Fredrick William and Charlotte Bradshaw Robinson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Frances May Glover Robinson and one sister, Doreen Sharpton.

He was a member of the English Army as a young man and was employed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, for 42 years, after coming to the United States. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Air Museum and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Pennsylvania. He is survived by his son, Wayne Robinson and his wife Penny of Cabot; three brothers, Billy, Alan and Raymond Robinson and one sister, Margaret Cole, all of Texas; five grandchildren, Kellilyn Auryansen, Wayne Thomas Robinson, Tracey Burger, Sabrina Stewart and Samantha Stewart as well as one great grandson, Owen Michael Robinson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Mark Eisold officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Cabot Funeral Home.

ANDY KERR

Rev. Andy A. Kerr, 78, of Little Rock passed away Feb. 1. He was born to the late Leslie N. and Goldie Kerr. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice Moran Kerr of Little Rock; a son, Larry Kerr and wife Julie; daughters Charlotte “Casey” Starkey and husband Steve, and Tina Overton and husband Jerry; grandchildren, Clay Starkey and wife Belinda, Blake Starkey, Jesse Ware and Jason Overton and wife Katie.

He ministered to the people and was a servant to God for 52 years, most recently at Brownsville Baptist Church for over 17 years. He also served at Jacksonville Second Baptist Church for over 10 years, Archview Baptist for four years and a number of other Arkansas churches. He also served on the executive committee of Arkansas Baptist State Convention for one year as well as president of the retired ministers association of Arkansas for one year.

Services were Feb. 5 at Otter Creek Baptist Church in Little Rock with burial at Pinecrest Cemetery. The Rev. Elvis Smith, Rev. Jess Whitley and Rev. Robert McDaniel officiated the services. Funeral arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home of Lonoke.
The family would like to thank Dr. Brad Baltz and his staff for all of their dedicated and outstanding service to Bro. Andy and his family during his association with them. Their care went above and beyond their call.


RUTH PORTER

Ruth Marie Porter, 72, of Jacksonville passed away Feb. 1 in Little Rock. She was born July 30, 1934 in Platon, Mo., to the late Robert and Bessie Carter Willhite. She was also preceded in death by a son, Mike Porter and one brother. Survivors include her husband, Norris Porter; son Edward Norris and his wife Carolyn; four grandchildren, Jeffery, Allison, Jennifer and Ashley Porter and six brothers and sisters. Cremation arrangements were by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.


DAVID WHITE

David D. White, 68, of Beebe died Feb. 3. He was the retired owner of the White Shell Gas Station in Beebe. He was a member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of Beebe and a United States Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buster and Julia White; one brother, Amon White; two sisters, Icie Mae Wooten and Mary Hanna. He is survived by three sons; Mark, Randy, and Michael White all of Beebe and one daughter, Gina Conner of Beebe, also a brother, Earl White of Perryville and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were Feb. 6 at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Beebe. Funeral services were by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.

TOP STORY >> Annual LRAFB banquet

By CHRISTY HENDRICKS
Leader staff writer

Tammy Hill of Bryant and sons Tyler, 10, and Aaron, 6, accepted the award for First Sergeant of the Year on behalf of her deployed husband, Senior MSgt. Darren Hill, during Saturday night’s Little Rock Air Force Base’s annual awards banquet dubbed “2006: Airpower Arkansas.”

Sgt. Hill was one of 14 airmen, officers and civilian employees honored for their dedication and hard work at the base.
Nominees for the awards were introduced at the beginning of the evening. “One more roll,” a toast honoring POW/MIA persons, those killed in action, missing in action or prisoners of war, was made before dinner was served. The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the Air Force, were presented with “The Arkansas Traveler” plaque signed by Gov. Mike Beebe, after their performance.

Guest speaker was Chief MSgt. Steve Sullens, who served as Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 314th Airlift Wing from May 2003 to June 2004. After recognizing several of those in attendance, Sullens, who mixed seriousness with a sense of humor, began his speech about Noah and his Ark, beginning with “don’t miss the boat.”

“Are you one of those functional people who wants to be an airman, or airmen who want to be a functional people?” he asked. “We need to be airmen first and something else second.” He continued with several key points, such as “plan ahead, it wasn’t raining when the ark was built,” and “stay fit, you never know when you’re gonna be real old and somebody’s gonna ask you to do something.”

“If I know anything, it’s if we don’t win this war, my family and I cannot live free,” Sullens said. “We’ve taken it (freedom) for granted.” He concluded his speech by thanking “each and every one of you, where it’s one minute or 30 years” for service.
Sullens is the Chief of the Chiefs’ Group, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters Air Force, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Following his speech, Sullens joined Brig. Gen. Kip Self and Chief MSgt. Brook McLean in presenting the night’s winners with their awards.

Award winners were:
Volunteer of the Year, Anita Urban, 314th Airlift Wing, Small Unit.
Non-appropriated Funds Employee of the Year, Category I, Samantha Healey, 314th Mission Support Group.
Non-Appropriated Funds Employee of the Year Category II, Lisa McGinley, 314th Mission Support Group.
Civilian of the Year Category I, Regina Penn, 314th Medical Group.
Civilian of the Year Category II, Bethry Becker, 314th Mission Support Group.
Ceremonial Guardsman of the Year, Senior Airman Michael Ligus Jr., 314th Maintenance Group.
Airman of the Year, Airman 1st Class David Hazzard, 314th Maintenance Group.
Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Tech. Sgt. Gina Christman, 314th Mission Support Group.
Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Master Sgt. Tundra Gatewood.
First Sergeant of the Year, Senior Master Sgt. Darren Hill, 314th Maintenance Group.
Company Grade Officer of the Year, Capt. Ryan Principi, 314th Mission Support Group.

TOP STORY >> Testimony raises doubts

By JOHN HOFHEIMER
Leader staff writer

A private investigator hired to help compile a case against former Lonoke Police Chief Jay Campbell and his codefendants testified Tuesday in Cabot that he argued with prosecutors and quit when at least one charge against the chief didn’t meet his standard of corroboration. Glenn Rings, the investigator, said that upon leaving, he warned Lonoke County Prosecutor Lona McCastlain and her staff “please be objective.”

McCastlain said Tuesday that Rings was hired to find just such problems with the charges and that more evidence had been amassed pertaining to the case. Rings also opened the door for the defense to receive copies it had sought of videotapes of all of the state’s witness interviews. Rings testified that when he interviewed witness Ryan Childress, something triggered his suspicion, but he didn’t know what. Upon reviewing the videotaped interview, he discovered Childress carried two cell phones, leading him to wonder if Childress were an informant for some governmental agency.

Defense attorney Patrick Benca pounced on that statement, using it to reintroduce the question of whether or not the prosecution must provide videotapes to the defense. The prosecution had agreed to provide voice recordings of the same interviews, but Benca has asserted that sometimes there are important nonverbal clues, and Rings’ comment apparently tilted the argument in his favor.

Earlier in the pretrial hearing, Special Judge John Cole had signaled that at most, he would allow the defense to have limited access to excerpts from those witness-interview videotapes, just after each witness’ testimony. But shortly after Rings’ testimony, Cole told McCastlain, “I’m going to order you to turn over the videos.” Benca also asked for copies of all of Ring’s notes. “I’m entitled to anything impeachable, mitigating or exculpatory,” Benca told the judge. He argued that McCastlain must provide all transcripts, voice and video recordings of interviews with potential witnesses.

McCastlain argued that Benca was “being prejudicial for the sake of the media.” “Here I am, two weeks out from a four or six week trial, with 6,500 pages of documents, 5,000 pages of testimony,” argued Benca, and discovery evidence was trickling in. “My client faces 100 years in prison,” he said.

“If the court says turn them over, we will,” said McCastlain. “The state wants (the defendants) to have the fairest trial possible. (Benca) can have anything he wants.” Jury selection is set for Feb. 20 and the trial for Feb. 27. Campbell, his wife Kelly Harrison Campbell and bail bondsman Bobby Junior Cox are being tried on a variety of charges, all under the umbrella of running and participating in an ongoing criminal enterprise. The chief is charged with running an ongoing criminal enterprise and his wife and Cox with being members. Criminal enterprise convictions trigger longer sentences.

The Campbells are charged with various theft and drug charges. Kelly Campbell is also charged with having sex with inmates in her husband’s jail. Cox, Jay Campbell and bail bondsman Larry Norwood are charged with conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

CLASSIFIEDS >> 02-07-07

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 5 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Thursday for the Weekend issue.

CABOT HIGH CLASS OF 1992- We're looking for you! It's time for our 15 year reunion. Please email your current contact information to cabotclassof92@yahoo.com or visit www.geocities.com/cabotclassof92/reunion. 2/14

AA MEETING “Brown Bag Lunch” LRAFB Chapel annex, downstairs, room #106. 1200-1300 hrs. M-F. For more info, call 888-842-7555. 2/14


YARD SALES

MOVING SALE: lots of items to be sold. (501) 676-6010, call after 5 pm, 40 Craft Lane, Lonoke, AR.

MOVING SALE: - Rain or Shine. #14 Opal Street, Ward. Fri & Sat 2/9 & 2/10 7:30 - ?

MOVING SALE: furniture, yard equipment, miscellaneous, etc. Call for a look (501) 941-8173


HELP WANTED

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.* 2/21

BACKHOE OPERATOR needed for LR area. Must have CDL license. Drug test required. Benefits & competitive wages based on experience. Call Wayne Holden & Co & leave message to schedule an interview. (501) 324-2626.* 2/07

GENERAL LABOR for LR area. Prior construction experience helpful, but will train. Drug test required. Benefits & competitive wages. Call Wayne Holden & Co. Leave message to schedule an interview. (501) 324-2626.* 2/07

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER is offering an excellent full time opportunity - must have completed high school /GED, have a love and compassion for children, be dedicated to making a difference in children's lives, training available. M-F,no weekends or evenings. Pay depending on experience, call 501-605-9228 or come by 46 Financial Dr. Cabot to fill out application.* 3/03


SERVICES

CHILDCARE FAMILY HOME - has 4 openings for all ages, we serve 3 meals, and pick-up from some local schools, call 612-8408 for more info. State license and state voucher accepted. * 2/07

I'M YOUR HANDYMAN! - Home Repairs, Painting, Sheet Rock Repair, Plumbing Leaks. Prefer to work in Ward, Austin, Beebe, Cabot & Jacksonville areas. 843-2389. Reasonable rates.* 2/07

CHILD CARE - Family looking for resposible & dependable person to take care of 2 children (ages 2 & 4). 4-6 days a week at Jacksonville home. Pay $250 per week. Call 255-0335. Leave message.* 2/07

“I WILL CLEAN YOUR HOUSE OR OFFICES” - Weekly, by the hour, or by the job. Have excellent transportation & excellent references. Dependable. Please call (501) 580-5813.* 2/17


MISCELLANEOUS

BARN TYPE 8' x 12' cook utility building, all treated plywood, 70' X60' groove outside walls, 2 4X6, 12 ft. treated runners, red shingled roof, $1,200. You move. 501-259-0572 or 259-6100. 2/07

KEROSENE heater, good condition, $50; gas cook stove, works good, white, $75. 676-0712. 2/14

ONE WOODEN OFFICE desk honey brown, $40.00 obo. 1 glass and chrome tv console, holds big screen up to 70inches, $60.00 obo. $80.00 for both, Tara-952-4112 2/14

GIRLS/TEEN CLOTHING-Name brand very good condition, Winter/Summer/Spring, 12/14/16(Girls)Teen sizes up to a 3! $1.00 per shirt or obo! 2/14

TIE DOWNS for cabover camper-$100, glass doors for bathtub/shower-$25, kerosene heater 15,200 BTU- $50.Call 843-3383. 2/10

AMPLIFIER Peavey Envoy 110, $200, loud and gig capable. 501-985-4225. 2/10

SEVERAL THOMAS KINCADE prints in nice frames, size 20X27. 5 nice men's shirts, 2XL, long sleeve, all different colors. Call 982-0133. 2/10

LIGHT GREEN gorgeous bedspread and matching canopy top, both for $10, great condition. 501-941-3922. 2/10

HOSPITAL TUB and shower chair, like new, $20. 835-1164. 2/14

EIGHTEEN OLD windows, sizes 28X29, $5 each. 676-3408. 2/14

NEW 2 PIECE OUTFITS size 12-14 or medium, petite, short. $15 each. Call 982-2595. 2/14

WOOD FOR SALE you cut up and remove. Two types of wood offered: Gum and oak. Can be burned in house fireplace. Call 501-834-3463. 2/14

MORGAN BUILDING (12 x 24 appox) Like new 2 years old. Paid $6,000.00 will take $3,500. Call Don at 501-743-6199 or Corlett at 743-6979. 2/14

MX BOOTS MX Boots, Alpinestars Tech 6, New, Size 12 $175, 843-2122, Cabot 2/14

FOX MX BOOTS, Size 11, $50 843-2122 Cabot, 2/14

SAUNA BELT, Sweat Away Inches, $20, Retail $59.98 843-2122 Cabot 2/14

JUGS JR. pitching machine. Like new, with softballs, cart & screen. $975. 501-676-0881 2/14

CRAFTSMAN toy work bench - $15; Dehumidifier - $40; Computer (700 MHz) computer w/ 17” monitor - $75; FireLog starter logs (box of 24) - $5; Ole Ewel storm door (80x32) - $75. Call 831-0914. 2/14

MEN'S AND LADY'S 26” 18 speed mountain bikes. Like new. $50 each. Call 551-4299. 2/14

PLAYSTATION 2 13 games, 3 controllers, 3 memory cards, online adapter-$250. Call 501-278-7213. 2/14

GAMECUBE, 7 games, 1 wireless controller, 1 wired controller, 2 memory cards-$100, television JVC, 30” widescreen, flat-screen, 6 mo. old, perfect condition. $500 obo. Call 501-278-7213. 2/14

CHAPEL LENGTH off white,wedding gown and veil. Sleeveless. Size 10. Worn once and preserved. $550.00 (501)230-0924. 2/14

ENGAGEMENT RING. Marquis cut. Over a carot. $850.00. (501)230-0924. 2/14

PROM/ FORMAL DRESSES: 1 blue 2 piece, size 3 for $15; 1 emerald green, size 9/10 for $15; 1 red and white for $50; 1 short black size 5 for $15; 1 black beaded, size 2 for $40, for more info call 501-941-7185 in Cabot. 2/14

CUSHIONED exercise work bench, $40. 501-882-3171. Beebe. 2/14

10 WINDOWS BRONZE 2 pane inhouse, 1 year, all $200, cost over $500. 944-8899 Cabot. 2/14

WEDDING DRESS beaded top, with medium trail and veil, size 16, $200 obo. Call Mary at 749-9091. 2/17

FLOWERGIRL pageant dress, light purple, sleeveless, size 8, $50. Call Mary at 749-9091. 2/17

DVD RECORDER & VCR combo unit. New Christmas present don't need. $150. (501) 835-1740. 2/17

IRON MAN 210, wire welder, like new, paid $1,150 asking $850. 912-2587. 2/17

ONE CARAT total weight, cluster earring, 10K for $300. Call 501-843-5166. 2/17

FREE FIREWOOD you cut & remove- gum tree wood-best burned with oak for home fireplaces. (501) 834-3463. 2/17

VITAMASTER stationary bike & Roadmaster treadmill- $50 for both. Cabot area. (501) 843-6349. 2/17

KENWOOD CAR CD player, fairly new, black, $50. 501-983-4646. 2/17

COFFEE POT black, continental, $10. 501-983-4646. 2/17

40K BTU heater, gas with push start, large heating unit, $120. 20K BTU wall mount or floor stand retail for $200. Never been used. $80 free hookup lines. 501-882-2142. 2/17

PIECE OF WALL ART picture of live deer in woods. Fine piece of artwork. $130. 501-882-2142. 2/17

GOLF CLUBS with 2 wheel cart with bag great starter set consist of #2 thru #9 irons plus a wedge $50.00. El Paso area. 501- 796- 4513 . 2/17

MOVING SALE: furniture, yard equipment, misc., etc. Call for a look. 501-941-8173. 2/28


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

QUEEN BEDROOM suit, solid wood w/oak veneers, bed, dresser, mirror, chest, night stand, iron accents on dresser/headboard, good condition, $500/suit, 501-985-1847. 2/07

BLUE RECLINER very good condition - $50. Blue plaid couch, 72” good condition. $50. Call 982-4845. 2/07

BREAKFAST DINING TABLE w/ 2 chairs $50, dining table w/4 chairs, $100 black rod iron vanity w/stool, $75, several red assorted toolboxes w/many tools. 749-2322. 2/14

WHITE TWIN SIZE canopy bed with box springs & mattress, chest of drawers & stepstool-$500 for all. (501) 529-0622. 2/14

COUCH FOR SALE- built in recliners on each end; fold down console. Will sell for $350.00 Excellent condition. 870-834-9908 Leave message if no answer. Ward Area. 2/14

DINING ROOM SET-oval table w/ 6 chairs, buffet, and hutch. American traditional style in antique black. $200 for complete set. Call 843-2080. 2/14

WHIRLPOOL - Washer & Dryer combo, 2 yrs. old asking $250 firm. Call (501) 605-8714 on Sat or Sun. 2/10

WHIRLPOOL refrigerator, white, 19.9 cubic ft., very good condition. Works excellent, $100. 501-658-1209. 2/10

CABINET ENTERTAINMENT center w/ 32 in. RCA tv, excellent condition, $225. 501-941-5186. Ward. 2/10

COUNTRY BLUE LOVESEAT with multi-colored pin stripe pattern, $75 obo. Call 843-8507 before 9 pm. 2/14

78 INCH COUCH blue, good condition, $50, rocker recliner, blue excellent condition, $50. 982-4845. 2/14

FUTON $60, crib and changing table-$45 each, highchair and walker-$15 each, swing- $25. 988-4094. 2/14

REGULAR HOSPITAL BED mattress, excellent condition, cost $225, selling for $100. 835-1164. 2/14

MOVING-MUST SELL! Solid wood entertainment armoire (holds 37 in TV) with 2 side units-Very nice $500. Also, all wood Dining Table w/ 6 chairs. Pine. $250. Can email pics. 501-256-3759. 2/14

FULL SIZE BED and frame $75; provential single, lengiere dresser and night stand $125; daybed w/mattress $100. all o.b.o. call 501-743-5354. 2/14

LARGE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER $375. Sofa, Loveseat, & Ottoman $650. Great condition! Call 501-349-3548 for more info and pictures. 2/14

KENMORE DRYER, almond, super capacity, gas, like new, $125 obo. 255-2454 2/14

CRIB WITH MATTRESS: $25; Country Noah crib bedding and nursery decor. Will sell as set or separately. 240-1488. 2/14

KENMORE washer & dryer, heavy duty, large capacity, paid over $1,100 new. Must sell $450 Cash.612-3521. 2/14

BUNK BED with mattress, includes rail & ladder, like new condition. $300 obo. 941-2028. 2/14

CHERRY WOOD SOFA table, excellent condition with glass top and shelf on bottom, $50. 983-4374. 2/14

WATERBED RAILS King size brown vinyl, no tears. $25 843-2122 Cabot 2/14

WATERBED MATTRESS, King with baffles for reduced motion, no holes $25. 843-2122, Cabot, 2/14

21.6 CUBIC FT ice in door, side by side refrigerator/freezer, almond color, $150. Call 941-1279. 2/14

KING SIZE PILLOW soft mattress, used, great condition, $150. Whirlpool Gas Dryer, $100 without warranty, $150 with 30 day warranty. Call 501-278-7213. 2/14

FREE COUCH washer and dryer. You haul. Call 941-7568 between 12 noon & 5 pm. 2/14

NEARLY NEW refrigerator, $300. Call 227-0872. 2/14

BEDROOM SET- Maple/Denim laminate finish 5 drawer dresser, Entertain. Center with 3 drawers, long cabinet w/door on side, Captains twin bed w/bookcase headboard & 3 compart. under bed. $400 for the set. Call Jacob or Cherie @ 501-941-3034. 2/14

BEIGE LOVESEAT with pillows across the back (not cushions) $50. Coffee table, parquet look top $15. King size bed frame $10. Please call Jacob or Cherie @ 501-941-3034. 2/14

BROWN NAUGAHIDE lift chair w/all equipment, good condition, $250. 835-7105. 2/14

ROCKING CHAIR GLIDER real wood, cushions, A1 condition, $55. 982-1097. 2/14

TODDLER BED ($15.00) (501)230-0924. 2/14

TV STAND faily new, $35. 501-882-3171 Beebe. 2/14

KIRBY VACUUM G-six, paid $1,563, asking $500, has all attachments, carpet cleaner, plus 1 free bag inside. 982-4367 or 982-9388. 2/17

HOSPITAL BED with mattress, good condition, electric and hand crank, $175 obo. 985-3076. 2/17

LAY-Z-BOY couch and matching loveseat, neutral, $150. 605-7144. 2/17

LAY-Z-BOY recliner, hunter green, $50. 605-7144. 2/17

NEW SOFA brown, too large for living room, $475. 501-941-2468. 2/17

QUEEN LEATHER sofa, like new, $250. Call 501-843-5166. 2/17

LAY-Z BOY sofa and loveseat, matching set, both recline, burlap fabric, neutral, excellent condition. Non smoking, $500. 501-983-9326. 2/17

BRASS BED regular size with ceramic deco with frame.$50.00 can e mail pics elpaso area 501- 796- 4513. 2/17

ANTIQUE FLOOR LAMPS (2) brass base, sell both for $65.00. Please call 501-843-5425. 2/17

BEAUTIFUL COUCH and loveseat. Bought last year. Matching and very beautiful!!! Cream color. Will sell for $400 together! Great Condition!!! Call 662-891-3332. Call also for a picture! 2/17

DRYER, gas, GE, like new, white $150 982-8407. 2/21

KENMORE Washer, Dryer & Refrigerator $150 for all. Call (501) 982-5856. 2/21

REFRIGERATOR, white, Westinghouse 19 cu. ft. with icemaker $200 982-8407. 2/21

GE 19” TV, color $30 982-8407. 2/21

KIRBY Vacuum Generation 3 with attachments $100 982-8407. 2/21

MULTI-COLORED sofa bed in good shape, with 2 slip covers $175 605-8405. 2/21


LOST AND FOUND

LOST - Republican and Centiniel area, 2 very large dogs, 1 tan male w/ black mask, 1 brindle female wearing a red collar, reward offered for their return, if seen please call 297-4058. 2/10

LOST: Golden Retriever, Ed Hanes/Lewisburg area. $100 reward. 425-8814. 2/14

LOST: male rat terrier, Cabot area, white, black and brown on face. REWARD 501-605-8807. 2/14

LOST: bag of loveseat pillows in Austin area on Friday - 2 big pillows & 4 throw pillows. If found, please call 606-0417. 2/21


LAWN EQUIPMENT AND FARM

KUBOTA 6100E 14HP tractor. Low hours, 3pt hitch, PTO & 48” mower $2,975. 501-676-0881. 2/14

TWO RIDING MOWERS 19 hsp, 1 standard, 1 automatic. 1 runs good. Needs minor work, 2 push mowers. All four for $1,000. Call 501-983-1445. 2/14


ANIMALS, PETS, & SUPPLIES

FEMALE CAT spayed and shots, three male kittens, five months old, shots. Outside cats, good mousers. Free. 882-5300. Beebe. 2/07

LAB MIX puppies, 12 wks. old, adorable, free to good home. 259-8137. 2/14

FEMALE CAT spayed and shots, 3 male kittens, 5 months old, outside cats, good mousers. 882-5306. 2/14

TWO FREE CHIHUAHUAS beautiful, under 1 year old, free to a loving home, call 501-988-0095 for more details. 2/14

HARNF BLOWOUT #3 livestock hair dryer and blower, $50. 835-0513. 2/14

CATAHOULA (hog dog) female 1.5 years old, multicolored, good with kids and other dogs, free to good home. Needs country home with room to run. 501-838-9218 or email: jackjack101081@yahoo.com. 2/14

ONE QUARTER HORSE Mare, green broke $600.00 and 2 - Belgium Mares $600.00 each. All very gentle. Call: 501-882-2000 or 501-882-6251. 2/14

FREE TO GOOD HOME - three year old male black lab, full-blooded. Outside dog, needs plenty of room to run. Call 941-2825 (Cabot) and leave message if we are not there. 2/14

PARROTS Triton Cockatoo-$600, Tres Maria Amazon-$600, Breeding pairs Quaker-$200, Umbrellas-$1,200, Mexican Red Heads-$800. 843-8024. 2/14

PUPPIES 6 wks., half boxer, ready to go in 1 week, free to good home. 676-6090. 2/14

ONE YEAR OLD cockatiel safe, friendly, $75 for bird and cage. 501-843-2040. 2/14

FREE LARGE BILLY GOAT Cabot. 259-8265. 2/14

FREE TO GOOD HOME female German Shepherd mix, about 25 or 30 lbs. Real energetic. 676-5700. 2/14

FIVE 7 week old kittens, (2) 7 month old cats, litter box trained, free to good home. 501-983-4309. 2/17

POCKET BEAGLE - female, AKC Registered about 14 weeks old. $250 obo. (501) 259-5002.* 2/07

APPALOOSA/DRAFT cross, 9 year old gelding, 17 hand black leopard. Big pet-but not broke to ride, to good home only!! Make offer. 501-837-5798. 2/17

PIT BULL PUPS, full blooded, no papers, 6 weeks old, m & f, brindle and black brindle, mom and dad on premises. $75 each. Call 501-838-9218 or 501-812-0276 or email LIC947@aol.com. 2/17

FOUR FREE puppies 982-4145 or 982-4769 2/21

HOUND DOG, female, 9 months old, has had all shots, spayed, free to good home (501) 726-3788 2/21


VEHICLES & ACCESSORIES

RIMS (4) 17” 5-hole “ICW Racing” fits Chevy Cavalier, etc. $500 obo. Call Harvy 501-605-3512. 2/07

PCS-ING Everything must go. Truck, car, mower, boat. Call 501-259-0775 for details. Visit www.shover.com 2/14

8END Ford Tractor, looks like new, runs good, new tires, $2,500. 870-854-5094. 2/14

1989 DODGE RAM pick-up 318, auto, camo plank, good tires, runs good, $1,250. 870-854-5094. 2/14

1995 FORD CONTOUR four door, auto transmission, power doors & windows, clean & dependable, $1,400. Call 650-1919. 2/14

2002 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GTP, White 4dr, leather. Fully Loaded. $8,000 OBO 501-230-3397 Dana 2/14

1993 DODGE DAKOTA LE Club Cab-V6, auto, pwr wdws/locks, tilt, cruise, good a/c, bed liner, tow package, sliding rear wndw, clean interior, runs strong w/ 107K miles, minor rust and dents/dings. $2,300 OBO. Call 843-2080. 2/14

1999 BUICK CENTURY Limited, fully loaded, good condition, new tires, 89K miles, $4500, must see, call after noon (501)773-5946. 2/14

DODGE RAM 1500 1992 extended cab, short wheel base, 5.9 liter V8, 2 horse trailer, completely rebuilt, new paint, truck and trailer-$4,800. 501-941-0380. 2/10

95' ISUZU RODEO V6, black, 4 door, new tires, $1,300. 941-1255. 2/10

DODGE RAM 1500 1998 extended cab, short wheel base, 5.9 liter V8, 2 horse trailer, completely rebuilt, new paint, truck and trailer, $4,800. 501-941-0380. 2/14

2000 HONDA ACCORD EX, V6 4 door, all power, power sunroof, leather, cd, like new, low miles. 772-6519. 2/14

1998 GMC SIERRA SL 2500 Series 5.7, V8, automatic power steering, power brakes, air tilt & cruise, 81,000 miles. Very nice $4,000. 982-1295 or 590-3115. 2/14

1994 SILVERADO Z-71, 5.7 power everything, very nice, $2,750. 982-1295 or 590-3115. 2/14

'99 DODGE RAM 2500 Laramie SLT, 4 wheel drive, automatic transmission, electronic brake control, tool box, 74,000 miles. Excellent condition, $10,800 (501) 680-8754. 2/14

2002 CHALLENGER 5th Wheel 34 ft., 3 slides, non-smoking, no pets, excellent condition. $28,000. (501) 680-8754. 2/14

2000 HYUNDAI ELANTRA must sell, 55K miles, 5 speed, good condition. $4,200 or best offer. Call Mike 960-8481. 2/14

1995 FORD CONTOUR 4 door, auto transmission, power window, power door locks, clean and dependable. $1400. 650-1919. 2/14

'98 GRAND AM needs new transmission, runs, $1,000 obo. 539-0508. 2/14

1995 SATURN 5 speed, 117,000 miles, second owner, new tires, air, good shape, $1,500. (501) 941-4649. 2/14

2002 CHEVY SILVERADO extended cab, 3 quarter ton, heavy duty loaded, $14,500. 501-288-2510. 2/14

HONDA 2002- Shadow ACE, 750. 4k mi. mint cond. Saddle bags, windshield, Vance & Hines pipes, $4250 obo. 501-941-0622. 2/14

DEVINO 22” Wheels with Nitto Tires, Like New, 6 lug $2450, 843-2122, Cabot 2/14

2005 BLACK CTS Cadillac, 37.5k miles, leather inter. $26.9k contact 247-8130. Leave a message. 2/14

2000 DODGE NEON SE (Red), Automatic, gray interior, cassette. $4,500.00 More info, please call 501-952-7796 or 501-952-9259. 2/14

'93 FORD CONVERSION van, all power, tv/vcr, front and rear air, new tires, 104K highway miles, $4,000. 413-1464. 2/14

1992 GMC 1500 Series, runs, $600 firm. (501) 454-9157. 2/14

2002 CHEVROLET pickup, 2500 Silverado LS, reg. cab, 1 owner, 58K miles, excellent condition. $13,500. 870-552-7776. 2/17

1994 TOYOTA DELUXE Extended Cab, pick up truck. V6, $2,000. (501)416-9653. 2/17

'94 SILVERADO 4 wheel drive, nice truck, power everything. $2,750. (501) 590-3115 or 982-1295. 2/17

'98 GMC 2500 series, 81,000 miles. Very nice truck. V-8 automatic power steering, tilt cruise, $4,000. (501) 590-3115 or 982-1295. 2/17

WHEELS 16” Fancy aluminum fits, 1998-2006 Ford, Lincoln, & Mercury. $250. Call (501) 835-1740. 2/17

TOYOTA PARTS 80-85 transmission, motor, block, new head, etc. $700. 983-1445. 2/17

1997 NISSAN QUEST 82,388 miles, 7 passenger, rear air, dual front air bags, V6 3.0 liter engine. Excellent condition. $4,000 - 501-882-6277. 2/17

HONDA 2003 SHADOW ace deluxe 750. Vance-Hines pipes. Bolt-on saddle bags. New seat and tire. 941-3078. 2/17

'91 CAMARO RS 5 speed, $2,500 cash or trade for an extended cab truck. 743-2009. 2/17

2001 SATURN SC1 Coup, 3rd door, power windows & locks, CD player, new paint & tires, good car $4200 obo (501) 743-1333. 2/21

BEDLINER Bedliner for an S-10 Chevy $100 982-9289. 2/21

TOOLBOX $200 985-9289. 2/21


RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

ATV ARTIC CAT 300, 2003, 4x4 racks and windshield, low mileage, adult ridden. $2,600. 501-843-3297. 2/14

TIE DOWNS for cabover camper-$100, glass doors for bathtub/shower-$25, kerosene heater 15,200 BTU- $50.Call 843-3383. 2/14

2005 BASS TRACKER 50 hsp, mercury motor, trolling motor, trailer, excellent condition, $8,000. (501) 680-8754. 2/14

GO-MART nice frame w/ roll cage, newly 8 horse power Briggs & Straten, electric start/ pull rope, $300 obo. 838-4809. 2/14

04 YAMAHA YFZ450 ATV, Race Ready with lots of extras $5800 843-2122 Cabot 2/14

1964 PIPER CHEROKEE 150, 3700 TTAF, 0-320 lycoming 725 smoh, September 2006 annual stc 8 gph, hangered. $34,500 obo. 501-983-1123. 2/14

83 SUNFLYER 30 ft. RV, needs work, $4,000 obo. Call 501-681-0345. 2/14

1990 KAWASAKI 220 Bayou, garage kept, adult riden, $700. New tires. 501-690-2440. 2/17

KAWASAKI 2510 mule, 4x4, windshield, top, 2000 model, call 501-882-5276, leave message. Will call back. 2/17


WANTED

WANTED: Big block Chevy 454 engine block, rebuildable 501-590-4668. 2/07

WANTED: free piano bench, good condition. 985-3076. 2/14

WANTED: full size passenger van, Chevy or GMC, will pay cash. 501-425-9476. 2/17

WANTED: working stove/ oven in good condition, will pay reasonable price. Call Rebeca or David. 259-5002 or 259-0265. 2/17

WANTED: Looking for beeswax, call 941-0288. 2/21


COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

FOR SALE - Chapel Hill Memorial Park Jacksonville, Crypts 1 & 2. $3,995.00, $1,200 Below cost. Call 350-0622 or 765-1113.* 2/10


LOTS & ACREAGE

7 ACRES - of land for sale in the Cabot area. Inside Cabot school district. Located on Hwy 321 Spur. Secluded & peaceful, 90% cleared. Asking $42,000. Call (501) 743-1039.* 2/07


RENTALS

IN BEEBE: very nice, 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath apartments. All utilities paid including basic cable. Washer & Dryer furnished. $675 month. Twin Lakes Apartments. Call Lisa at 278-0498 or 882-2882.* 11/03/07

GRAVEL RIDGE- close to LRAFB-3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, central heat & air, fireplace, covered patio, fenced backyard. NO PETS. $575 month + deposit + credit check. (501) 913-8241. * 2/07

TRAILERS FOR RENT - by the week. $165 per week includes all utilities. Behind LRAFB (501) 352-1140 or (501) 539-9928.* 2/14

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 $395 per month plus Deposit. HUD accepted Call today and get Two weeks Free Rent. 501-835-3450.* 2/28

OUR HOME FOR RENT - or lease! 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath. Cabot Schools. 1800 square feet. Very nice with Jacuzzi & hardwood floors. $750 month. Pets Ok with deposit. 259-4085 or 259-4086.* 2/07


HOUSES FOR SALE

FOUR BEDROOM - 2156 square feet DWMH, on 10 acres, Butlerville. $58,500. Des Arc Realty. 870-256-5223.* 2/07

Monday, February 05, 2007

CLASSIFIEDS >> 02-03-07

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 5 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Thursday for the Weekend issue.

happy birthday - and 5th Birthday to both my loving husband and John and son Luke. Love your wife and mother.

come join cabot Garage Sale, visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CabotGarageSale An online marketplace!!

cabot high class of 1992- We’re looking for you! It’s time for our 15 year reunion. Please email your current contact information to cabotclassof92@yahoo.com or visit www.geocities.com/cabotclassof92/reunion.

aa meeting “Brown Bag Lunch” LRAFB Chapel annex, downstairs, room #106. 1200-1300 hrs. M-F. For more info, call 888-842-7555.

after your yard bring your leftover donations to TKO’s Thrift Shop for Needy & Homeless PEOPLE! TAX DEDUCTIBLE. 515 South James, Jacksonville (open 10-4 except Wed.-Sun.) & 1212 South 2nd, Cabot (10-4 Tues.-Sat.) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. *


HELP WANTED
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.

backhoe operator needed for LR area. Must have CDL license. Drug test required. Benefits & competitive wages based on experience. Call Wayne Holden & Co & leave message to schedule an interview. (501) 324-2626.

general labor for LR area. Prior construction experience helpful, but will train. Drug test required. Benefits & competitive wages. Call Wayne Holden & Co. Leave message to schedule an interview. (501) 324-2626.


services
exterior house painting - 30 years experience. Retired. Low-low cost to you. Satisfaction guaranteed before payment is due. Please call now. Harvey (501)676-6820 or (501) 960-2037.

childcare family home - has 4 openings for all ages, we serve 3 meals, and pick-up from some local schools, call 612-8408 for more info. State license and state voucher accepted.

i’m your handyman! - Home Repairs, Painting, Sheet Rock Repair, Plumbing Leaks. Prefer to work in Ward, Austin, Beebe, Cabot & Jacksonville areas. 843-2389. Reasonable rates.*

child care - Family looking for resposible & dependable person to take care of 2 children (ages 2 & 4). 4-6 days a week at Jacksonville home. Pay $250 per week. Call 255-0335. Leave message.

“I will clean your house or offices” - Weekly, by the hour, or by the job. Have excellent transportation & excellent references. Dependable. Please call (501) 580-5813.


MISCELLANEOUS
FMC coat and leather motorcycle chaps $200. 501-837-7143.

electric hospital bed $100, devilbiss oxygen concentrator $250. 501-941-0298.

wedding dress for sale. Size 14, sheer sleaves, lots of pearls with train. Full lace slip included. $275. Cabot 501-605-9900.

pride model jet 3 power chair, excellent cond, $475 obo. Delivery available. 501-843-7989 or 501-580-3642.

hot tub 5 person cedar sided w/ stiars and cover. $2300 obo. 259-0775.

digital camera like new, used only 5 times, 4 mp, 3x optical zoom, cost new $20. Sell for $95. Call 501-835-1740.

lifestyle 800 treadmill. $250. 982-9182.

2 scooters with charger, good condition, $100 for both. 501-982-2327.

decorator’s upholstery Material, New 56” wide, 7 yards, solid color, cinnamon, valued at $175.00, will sell for $40.00. Please call 501-843-5425, Cabot

focus TENS System with accessories, sells for over $650, will sell for $80.00. Please call 501-843-5425, Cabot

eclipse TENS Unit with accessories, sells for over $650, will sell for $80.00. Please call 501-843-5425, Cabot

new shed for sale 8x10 for 200$. If you remove it, cost is 150.00. Location 114 Georgia Ave. 501-681-1479

wheelchair- Electric- Rumba, in good condition. About three years old. $400. 501-843-6285.

antares- vending machines, 4 drinks/soda combo, 1 snack only, 4 bill changers. Call Bob at 870-256-4515.

olympian 15-in-1 Multi-Game Table BRAND NEW IN BOX--ONLY 65.00, please email sassy_saver@yahoo.com if interested.

barn type 8’ x 12’ cook utility building, all treated plywood, 70’ X60’ groove outside walls, 2 4X6, 12 ft. treated runners, red shingled roof, $1,200. You move. 501-259-0572 or 259-6100.

kerosene heater, good condition, $50; gas cook stove, works good, white, $75. 676-0712.

one wooden office desk honey brown, $40.00 obo. 1 glass and chrome tv console, holds big screen up to 70inches, $60.00 obo. $80.00 for both, Tara-952-4112

girls/teen clothing-Name brand very good condition, Winter/Summer/Spring, 12/14/16(Girls)Teen sizes up to a 3! $1.00 per shirt or obo!

tie downs for cabover camper-$100, glass doors for bathtub/shower-$25, kerosene heater 15,200 BTU- $50.Call 843-3383.

amplifier Peavey Envoy 110, $200, loud and gig capable. 501-985-4225.

several thomas kincade prints in nice frames, size 20X27. 5 nice men’s shirts, 2XL, long sleeve, all different colors. Call 982-0133.

light green gorgeous bedspread and matching canopy top, both for $10, great condition. 501-941-3922. 2/10
hospital tub and shower chair, like new, $20. 835-1164.

eighteen old windows, sizes 28X29, $5 each. 676-3408.

new 2 piece outfits size 12-14 or medium, petite, short. $15 each. Call 982-2595.

wood for sale you cut up and remove. Two types of wood offered: Gum and oak. Can be burned in house fireplace. Call 501-834-3463.

morgan building (12 x 24 appox) Like new 2 years old. Paid $6,000.00 will take $3,500. Call Don at 501-743-6199 or Corlett at 743-6979.

mx boots MX Boots, Alpinestars Tech 6, New, Size 12 $175, 843-2122, Cabot

Fox mx boots, Size 11, $50 843-2122 Cabot,

sauna belt, Sweat Away Inches, $20, Retail $59.98 843-2122 Cabot

jugs jr. pitching machine. Like new, with softballs, cart & screen. $975. 501-676-0881

craftsman toy work bench - $15; Dehumidifier - $40; Computer (700 MHz) computer w/ 17” monitor - $75; FireLog starter logs (box of 24) - $5; Ole Ewel storm door (80x32) - $75. Call 831-0914.

men’s and lady’s 26” 18 speed mountain bikes. Like new. $50 each. Call 551-4299.

Playstation 2 13 games, 3 controllers, 3 memory cards, online adapter-$250. Call 501-278-7213.

gamecube, 7 games, 1 wireless controller, 1 wired controller, 2 memory cards-$100, television JVC, 30” widescreen, flat-screen, 6 mo. old, perfect condition. $500 obo. Call 501-278-7213.

chapel length off white,wedding gown and veil. Sleeveless. Size 10. Worn once and preserved. $550.00 (501)230-0924.

engagement ring. Marquis cut. Over a carot. $850.00. (501)230-0924.

prom/ formal dresses: 1 blue 2 piece, size 3 for $15; 1 emerald green, size 9/10 for $15; 1 red and white for $50; 1 short black size 5 for $15; 1 black beaded, size 2 for $40, for more info call 501-941-7185 in Cabot.

cushioned exercise work bench, $40. 501-882-3171. Beebe.

10 windows bronze 2 pane inhouse, 1 year, all $200, cost over $500. 944-8899 Cabot.

wedding dress beaded top, with medium trail and veil, size 16, $200 obo. Call Mary at 749-9091.

flowergirl pageant dress, light purple, sleeveless, size 8, $50. Call Mary at 749-9091.

dvd recorder & VCR combo unit. New Christmas present don’t need. $150. (501) 835-1740.

iron man 210, wire welder, like new, paid $1,150 asking $850. 912-2587.

one carat total weight, cluster earring, 10K for $300. Call 501-843-5166.

free firewood you cut & remove- gum tree wood-best burned with oak for home fireplaces. (501) 834-3463.

vitamaster stationary bike & Roadmaster treadmill- $50 for both. Cabot area. (501) 843-6349.

kenwood car cd player, fairly new, black, $50. 501-983-4646.

coffee pot black, continental, $10. 501-983-4646.

40K btu heater, gas with push start, large heating unit, $120. 20K BTU wall mount or floor stand retail for $200. Never been used. $80 free hookup lines. 501-882-2142.

piece of wall art picture of live deer in woods. Fine piece of artwork. $130. 501-882-2142.

golf clubs with 2 wheel cart with bag great starter set consist of #2 thru #9 irons plus a wedge $50.00. El Paso area. 501- 796- 4513 .

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES
beige leather sofa, $25. 501-240-7337.

for sale: wrought iron patio table $25, glass patio table and 6 chairs $100. 501-8882-3570 Beebe.

Formal dining table w/ 6 chairs and matching lighted china cabinet. Medium oak color. Excellent condition. $450. 501-676-1685.

maytag washer white, heavy duty, works good, looks nice, $100. 658-1209.

matching sofa and loveseat. Excellent condition $350, like new queen sleeper sofa $400, 32” combination storm door, heavy duty with screen, white $50. Call for details 941-0925.

for sale: Dresser/changing table combo $70, matching wardrobe $70, nightstand and headboard $10, chair and ottoman $75. Call 501-541-7082 for info.

2 coffee tables w/ block glass insert, 2 end tables, 6 mo. old, $150 for all. 501-542-4606 or 501-606-1617. Call anytime.

king size Somma water bed and twin size bed, very clean. Trash compactor, Call 501-882-5276. Beebe.

large tan full size couch, $50. 501-837-7143.

22 ft. Side by side refrigerator, good working condition, needs new ice maker, asking $150 obo. Call 501-835-0402. 2/3
white kenmore - dryer, 3 years old, $100. Cabot. 843-2431.

very old large mirror with shelf, $35. Cabot. 843-2431.

rocking chair - glider, real wood, cushions, A1 condition, sale $55. 501-982-1097.

jvc cd receiver KD S580 Car Stereo System W/Detachable faceplate and 4 Pioneer Speakers $100 OBO Hp 255-1773 or Cell 413-1356

baby crib - Jenny Lind, includes mattress, matching sheets, bumper pad, & diaper stacker - $50.00 Please call 501-843-5425, Cabot

area rug, Carmel Carpets, new 5’ 4” X 8” 9”, Red Shades, paid over $600, will sell for $300.00. Please call 501-843-5425, Cabot

kid’s bunk bed – LIKE NEW! Only used for 6 months. Red, yellow, and blue metal – mattresses not included. Can email pictures. $100. Call 833-3365.

washer and dryer - and small deep freezer, good condition. Call 749-2047.

antique floor lamps (2), over 75 years old, brass base with round shade, will sell paid for $65.

futon – Wood frame with denim slipcover and mattress. Great condition. Can email pictures. $175. Call 833-3365.

gas fireplace insert with logs and blower. Good condition. $200.00 OBO Call for size (501) 605-1111.

queen bedroom suit, solid wood w/oak veneers, bed, dresser, mirror, chest, night stand, iron accents on dresser/headboard, good condition, $500/suit, 501-985-1847.

blue recliner very good condition - $50. Blue plaid couch, 72” good condition. $50. Call 982-4845.

breakfast dining table w/ 2 chairs $50, dining table w/4 chairs, $100 black rod iron vanity w/stool, $75, several red assorted toolboxes w/many tools. 749-2322.

white twin size canopy bed with box springs & mattress, chest of drawers & stepstool-$500 for all. (501) 529-0622.

couch for sale- built in recliners on each end; fold down console. Will sell for $350.00 Excellent condition. 870-834-9908 Leave message if no answer. Ward Area.

dining room set-oval table w/ 6 chairs, buffet, and hutch. American traditional style in antique black. $200 for complete set. Call 843-2080.

whirlpool - Washer & Dryer combo, 2 yrs. old asking $250 firm. Call (501) 605-8714 on Sat or Sun.

whirlpool refrigerator, white, 19.9 cubic ft., very good condition. Works excellent, $100. 501-658-1209.

cabinet entertainment center w/ 32 in. RCA tv, excellent condition, $225. 501-941-5186. Ward.

country blue loveseat with multi-colored pin stripe pattern, $75 obo. Call 843-8507 before 9 pm.

78 inch couch blue, good condition, $50, rocker recliner, blue excellent condition, $50. 982-4845.

futon $60, crib and changing table-$45 each, highchair and walker-$15 each, swing- $25. 988-4094.

regular hospital bed mattress, excellent condition, cost $225, selling for $100. 835-1164.

moving-must sell! Solid wood entertainment armoire (holds 37 in TV) with 2 side units-Very nice $500. Also, all wood Dining Table w/ 6 chairs. Pine. $250. Can email pics. 501-256-3759.

full size bed and frame $75; provential single, lengiere dresser and night stand $125; daybed w/mattress $100. all o.b.o. call 501-743-5354.

large entertainment center $375. Sofa, Loveseat, & Ottoman $650. Great condition! Call 501-349-3548 for more info and pictures. 2

kenmore dryer, almond, super capacity, gas, like new, $125 obo. 255-2454

crib with mattress: $25; Country Noah crib bedding and nursery decor. Will sell as set or separately. 240-1488.

kenmore washer & dryer, heavy duty, large capacity, paid over $1,100 new. Must sell $450 Cash.612-3521.

bunk bed with mattress, includes rail & ladder, like new condition. $300 obo. 941-2028.

cherry wood sofa table, excellent condition with glass top and shelf on bottom, $50. 983-4374.

waterbed rails King size brown vinyl, no tears. $25 843-2122 Cabot

waterbed mattress, King with baffles for reduced motion, no holes $25. 843-2122, Cabot,

brown naugahide lift chair w/all equipment, good condition, $250. 835-7105.

21.6 cubic ft ice in door, side by side refrigerator/freezer, almond color, $150. Call 941-1279.

king size pillow soft mattress, used, great condition, $150. Whirlpool Gas Dryer, $100 without warranty, $150 with 30 day warranty. Call 501-278-7213.

free couch washer and dryer. You haul. Call 941-7568 between 12 noon & 5 pm.

nearly new refrigerator, $300. Call 227-0872.

bedroom set- Maple/Denim laminate finish 5 drawer dresser, Entertain. Center with 3 drawers, long cabinet w/door on side, Captains twin bed w/bookcase headboard & 3 compart. under bed. $400 for the set. Call Jacob or Cherie @ 501-941-3034.

beige loveseat with pillows across the back (not cushions) $50. Coffee table, parquet look top $15. King size bed frame $10. Please call Jacob or Cherie @ 501-941-3034.

rocking chair glider real wood, cushions, A1 condition, $55. 982-1097.

toddler bed ($15.00) (501)230-0924.

tv stand faily new, $35. 501-882-3171 Beebe.

kirby vacuum G-six, paid $1,563, asking $500, has all attachments, carpet cleaner, plus 1 free bag inside. 982-4367 or 982-9388.

hospital bed with mattress, good condition, electric and hand crank, $175 obo. 985-3076.

lay-z-boy couch and matching loveseat, neutral, $150. 605-7144.

lay-z-boy recliner, hunter green, $50. 605-7144.

new sofa brown, too large for living room, $475. 501-941-2468.

queen leather sofa, like new, $250. Call 501-843-5166.

lay-z boy sofa and loveseat, matching set, both recline, burlap fabric, neutral, excellent condition. Non smoking, $500. 501-983-9326.

brass bed regular size with ceramic deco with frame.$50.00 can e mail pics elpaso area 501- 796- 4513.

Beautiful couch and loveseat. Bought last year. Matching and very beautiful!!! Cream color. Will sell for $400 together! Great Condition!!! Call 662-891-3332. Call also for a picture!

Antique floor lamps (2) brass base, sell both for $65.00. Please call 501-843-5425.


lost and found
reward - blue merle dachshund (rare color), 4 months old, has pink collar. Lost in Ward area. Was my child’s pet. 501-563-1963.

whoever took our little dog from the Joyland Skating Rink parking lot in Cabot Friday night, 1-12-07, please bring her back to the skating rink... REWARD.

lost on lindu lake rd (Cabot). Pugs - mother & puppy. Lost approx. Jan 10 or 11th. Please call 501-843-3010.

found black & tan cat with pink collar, Magnus Creek area of Cabot 501-843-6621. 2

lost: 11 year old ,sable & white female sheltie, answers to Lucy. Lost in the Briarwood area of Cabot. 501-628-7772 or 501-628-7118.

lost - Republican and Centiniel area, 2 very large dogs, 1 tan male w/ black mask, 1 brindle female wearing a red collar, reward offered for their return, if seen please call 297-4058.

lost: Golden Retriever, Ed Hanes/Lewisburg area. $100 reward. 425-8814.

lost: male rat terrier, Cabot area, white, black and brown on face. REWARD 501-605-8807.


LAWN EQUIPMENT AND FARM
mower, riding Husquavarna. 42 in. cut, 21 hp w/ bagger. Less than 40 hours. Exc. condition. $1800 obo. 259-0775.

gas weedeater- long blades, good condition, $20. 501-982-2327.

kubota 6100E 14HP tractor. Low hours, 3pt hitch, PTO & 48” mower $2,975. 501-676-0881.

two riding mowers 19 hsp, 1 standard, 1 automatic. 1 runs good. Needs minor work, 2 push mowers. All four for $1,000. Call 501-983-1445.

ANIMALS, PETS, & SUPPLIES
free to good home, 1 pomeranian/beagle mix, free to good home. 843-6747 or 605-3980.

55 and 30 gallon aquariums with all accessories and a stand for each. 501-628-7044.

parrots for sale: Quaker pair $200, Umbrella pair, $1200, Mexican Red Hair pair $800, Goffin Cockatoo $300. 843-8024.

37 gal. aquarium $175 very clean, complete set up, wood stand, heater, gravel, rocks, plants, just add fish 743-6523.

australian Shepherd/Catahoula mix puppies free to good homes. 8 wks old. First shots and wormed. Ward 501-517-0522.

Female cat spayed and shots, three male kittens, five months old, shots. Outside cats, good mousers. Free. 882-5300. Beebe.

lab mix puppies, 12 wks. old, adorable, free to good home. 259-8137.

female cat spayed and shots, 3 male kittens, 5 months old, outside cats, good mousers. 882-5306.

two free chihuahuas beautiful, under 1 year old, free to a loving home, call 501-988-0095 for more details.

harnf blowout #3 livestock hair dryer and blower, $50. 835-0513.

catahoula (hog dog) female 1.5 years old, multicolored, good with kids and other dogs, free to good home. Needs country home with room to run. 501-838-9218 or email: jackjack101081@yahoo.com.

one quarter horse Mare, green broke $600.00 and 2 - Belgium Mares $600.00 each. All very gentle. Call: 501-882-2000 or 501-882-6251.

miniature dachshunds CKC registered, born 11-3-06. One silver dapple & one chocolate, $250 each. Call 501-804-0905. *

free to good home – three year old male black lab, full-blooded. Outside dog, needs plenty of room to run. Call 941-2825 (Cabot) and leave message if we are not there.

parrots Triton Cockatoo-$600, Tres Maria Amazon-$600, Breeding pairs Quaker-$200, Umbrellas-$1,200, Mexican Red Heads-$800. 843-8024.

puppies 6 wks., half boxer, ready to go in 1 week, free to good home. 676-6090.

one year old cockatiel safe, friendly, $75 for bird and cage. 501-843-2040.

free to good home female German Shepherd mix, about 25 or 30 lbs. Real energetic. 676-5700.

five 7 week old kittens, (2) 7 month old cats, litter box trained, free to good home. 501-983-4309.

free large billy goat Cabot. 259-8265.

pit bull pups, full blooded, no papers, 6 weeks old, m & f, brindle and black brindle, mom and dad on premises. $75 each. Call 501-838-9218 or 501-812-0276 or email LIC947@aol.com.

appaloosa/draft cross, 9 year old gelding, 17 hand black leopard. Big pet-but not broke to ride, to good home only!! Make offer. 501-837-5798.

pocket beagle - female, AKC Registered about 14 weeks old. $250 obo. (501) 259-5002.


VEHICLES & ACCESSORIES
1997 camero RS 30th Anniversary V-6. T-top, white, damaged right rear. $2,150. 827-6058.

1998 dodge pickup, extended cab, V8, $3950. 821-4057 or 920-4402.

1990 plymouth Acclaim, runs good, dependable, 4 cylinder. Needs brakes and calibers. $700 firm. Call 988-5480 for more information.

lincoln 2001 silver LS, parts, car, computers, rear end, clock spring, interior, etc. $1000. 501-676-5624.

2000 honda Insight Hybrid, red, perfect cond. $9000. 501-834-0224.

1998 monte carlo 2 door, very good condition. $3200. 821-4057 or 920-4402.

1986 chevy pickup K35 series, less than 100k miles, $4800. 501-676-0281 or 501-658-0500.

1998 chevy CK 1500, extended cab, Z71, power everything. Tow package, wide tires, low mileage, 5.7 lt, $8500 obo. 259-0775.

2000 dodge reg. cab, V8, white. Runs perfect, rails, bed liner and receiver $5500. 501-834-0224.

2000 honda Insight Hybrid, red, perfect cond. $9000. 501-834-0224.

mustang 86’ - Convertible V6, full power, new top and paint, $1,500. 676-1223 or 676-5659. Chevy work van, 3 quarter ton, V8, automatic, AC/TC, $1,500.

2002 dodge ram - 1500 Quad Cab, 4x4, 4.7 liter V-8 power windows, power doors, Rhino liner, new tires & more. 52,850 miles. $16,000. Call Bryan. (501) 425-1138 or (501) 882-3332. 2

1991 dodge stealth - dual turbo, 4 wd, 5 speed, clean, good sports car, $4,995 obo. 771-5039.

1986 dodge 2500 - custom van, V8, warranteed, AT, fully equipped, clean, good cond. $3,500 obo. 771-5039.

25 ft. camper trailer, $2,000. 676-1223 or 676-5659.

1974 super beetle restored, one owner, excellent condition, $5,000.00, Phone 843-5460.

1999 honda civic Si black. Salvaged title, yes it has been wrecked and has been repaired. Needs exhaust. Great tuner project! $4,750 501-676-2020.

2 big truck aluminum wheels. Allcoa brand 24.5 inch 10 stud pilot hole good condition wheels only no tires. $250. 501-765-0186

Rims (4) 17” 5-hole “ICW Racing” fits Chevy Cavalier, etc. $500 obo. Call Harvy 501-605-3512.

PCS-ing Everything must go. Truck, car, mower, boat. Call 501-259-0775 for details. Visit www.shover.com

8end Ford Tractor, looks like new, runs good, new tires, $2,500. 870-854-5094.

1989 dodge ram pick-up 318, auto, camo plank, good tires, runs good, $1,250. 870-854-5094. 2

1995 ford contour four door, auto transmission, power doors & windows, clean & dependable, $1,400. Call 650-1919.
2002 pontiac grand prix GTP, White 4dr, leather. Fully Loaded. $8,000 OBO 501-230-3397 Dana

1993 dodge dakota le Club Cab-V6, auto, pwr wdws/locks, tilt, cruise, good a/c, bed liner, tow package, sliding rear wndw, clean interior, runs strong w/ 107K miles, minor rust and dents/dings. $2,300 OBO. Call 843-2080.

1999 buick century Limited, fully loaded, good condition, new tires, 89K miles, $4500, must see, call after noon (501)773-5946.

dodge ram 1500 1992 extended cab, short wheel base, 5.9 liter V8, 2 horse trailer, completely rebuilt, new paint, truck and trailer-$4,800. 501-941-0380.

95’ isuzu rodeo V6, black, 4 door, new tires, $1,300. 941-1255.

dodge ram 1500 1998 extended cab, short wheel base, 5.9 liter V8, 2 horse trailer, completely rebuilt, new paint, truck and trailer, $4,800. 501-941-0380.

2000 honda accord EX, V6 4 door, all power, power sunroof, leather, cd, like new, low miles. 772-6519.

1998 gmc sierra SL 2500 Series 5.7, V8, automatic power steering, power brakes, air tilt & cruise, 81,000 miles. Very nice $4,000. 982-1295 or 590-3115.

1994 silverado Z-71, 5.7 power everything, very nice, $2,750. 982-1295 or 590-3115.

‘99 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie SLT, 4 wheel drive, automatic transmission, electronic brake control, tool box, 74,000 miles. Excellent condition, $10,800 (501) 680-8754.

2002 challenger 5th Wheel 34 ft., 3 slides, non-smoking, no pets, excellent condition. $28,000. (501) 680-8754.

2000 hyundai elantra must sell, 55K miles, 5 speed, good condition. $4,200 or best offer. Call Mike 960-8481.

1995 ford contour 4 door, auto transmission, power window, power door locks, clean and dependable. $1400. 650-1919.

‘98 grand am needs new transmission, runs, $1,000 obo. 539-0508.

1995 saturn 5 speed, 117,000 miles, second owner, new tires, air, good shape, $1,500. (501) 941-4649.

2002 chevy silverado extended cab, 3 quarter ton, heavy duty loaded, $14,500. 501-288-2510.

honda 2002- Shadow ACE, 750. 4k mi. mint cond. Saddle bags, windshield, Vance & Hines pipes, $4250 obo. 501-941-0622. 2

devino 22” Wheels with Nitto Tires, Like New, 6 lug $2450, 843-2122, Cabot

2005 black cts Cadillac, 37.5k miles, leather inter. $26.9k contact 247-8130. Leave a message.

2000 dodge neon SE (Red), Automatic, gray interior, cassette. $4,500.00 More info, please call 501-952-7796 or 501-952-9259.

‘93 ford conversion van, all power, tv/vcr, front and rear air, new tires, 104K highway miles, $4,000. 413-1464.

1992 Gmc 1500 Series, runs, $600 firm. (501) 454-9157.

2002 chevrolet pickup, 2500 Silverado LS, reg. cab, 1 owner, 58K miles, excellent condition. $13,500. 870-552-7776.

1994 toyota deluxe Extended Cab, pick up truck. V6, $2,000. (501)416-9653.

‘94 silverado 4 wheel drive, nice truck, power everything. $2,750. (501) 590-3115 or 982-1295. 2

‘98 gmc 2500 series, 81,000 miles. Very nice truck. V-8 automatic power steering, tilt cruise, $4,000. (501) 590-3115 or 982-1295. 2/

wheels 16” Fancy aluminum fits, 1998-2006 Ford, Lincoln, & Mercury. $250. Call (501) 835-1740.

toyota parts 80-85 transmission, motor, block, new head, etc. $700. 983-1445.

1997 nissan quest 82,388 miles, 7 passenger, rear air, dual front air bags, V6 3.0 liter engine. Excellent condition. $4,000 - 501-882-6277.

honda 2003 shadow ace deluxe 750. Vance-Hines pipes. Bolt-on saddle bags. New seat and tire. 941-3078. '

‘91 camaro rs 5 speed, $2,500 cash or trade for an extended cab truck. 743-2009.


RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
2002 low 22 ft pontoon boat 90 horsepoer. Johnson outboard and trailer. Many extras $12300 obo. Call 259-0775.

yamaha 2001 Kodiak, 400 2wd, 2000 lb warn winch, Adult driven, exc. condition. $2000. 501-231-2628.

Yamaha Moto-4 350 runs good. $750. Cash. 827-6058.

16 in kia alluminum sportage alloy wheels, $150 obo. 501-542-4606 or 501-606-1617. Call anytime.

atv artic cat 300, 2003, 4x4 racks and windshield, low mileage, adult ridden. $2,600. 501-843-3297.

tie downs for cabover camper-$100, glass doors for bathtub/shower-$25, kerosene heater 15,200 BTU- $50.Call 843-3383.

2005 bass tracker 50 hsp, mercury motor, trolling motor, trailer, excellent condition, $8,000. (501) 680-8754.

go-mart nice frame w/ roll cage, newly 8 horse power Briggs & Straten, electric start/ pull rope, $300 obo. 838-4809.

04 yamaha YFZ450 ATV, Race Ready with lots of extras $5800 843-2122 Cabot 2/

1964 piper cherokee 150, 3700 TTAF, 0-320 lycoming 725 smoh, September 2006 annual stc 8 gph, hangered. $34,500 obo. 501-983-1123.

83 sunflyer 30 ft. RV, needs work, $4,000 obo. Call 501-681-0345.

1990 kawasaki 220 Bayou, garage kept, adult riden, $700. New tires. 501-690-2440. 2

kawasaki 2510 mule, 4x4, windshield, top, 2000 model, call 501-882-5276, leave message. Will call back.


WANTED
disabled grandmother with daughter and 2 grandchildren living on fixed income in desperate need of firewood. Must be delivered. 882-2287. 2

wanted: Big block Chevy 454 engine block, rebuildable 501-590-4668.

wanted: free piano bench, good condition. 985-3076.

wanted: full size passenger van, Chevy or GMC, will pay cash. 501-425-9476.

wanted: working stove/ oven in good condition, will pay reasonable price. Call Rebeca or David. 259-5002 or 259-0265.


CommercialProperty
available soon - Excellent location on Main Street in Cabot. All brick.New construction. Office building for lease. Very nice. Call 501-843-9538.

available soon - Great location. With high traffic and visibility. 2400 sq. feet building for lease.New construction. Call 501-843-9538.


lots & Acreage
cabot - Multi-Family and Commercial land available. Call Steven @ The Blackwood Team - 843-0780.

7 acres - of land for sale in the Cabot area. Inside Cabot school district. Located on Hwy 321 Spur. Secluded & peaceful, 90% cleared. Asking $42,000. Call (501) 743-1039.


Rentals
in beebe: very nice, 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath apartments. All utilities paid including basic cable. Washer & Dryer furnished. $675 month. Twin Lakes Apartments. Call Lisa at 278-0498 or 882-2882.

gravel ridge- close to LRAFB-3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, central heat & air, fireplace, covered patio, fenced backyard. NO PETS. $575 month + deposit + credit check. (501) 913-8241.

two bedroom, 1 bath Houses in Cabot, stove, refrigerator, ceramic tile in kitchen, carpet in living room & bedrooms! 311 South Lincoln-all electric, washer/dryer- & 503 East Myrtle- gas. $550 month. Deposit required. No Pets. Call (501) 605-7120. *

two bedroom duplex Brick with carport, Central heat, $375 per month + deposit + utilities. In Jacksonville, 2 Bedroom. Mobile $250 per month + $200 deposit. Water furnished on mobile in Jacksonville. Call 983-4530.

trailers for rent - by the week. $165 per week includes all utilities. Behind LRAFB (501) 352-1140 or (501) 539-9928.

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 $395 per month plus Deposit. HUD accepted Call today and get Two weeks Free Rent. 501-835-3450.

our home for rent - or lease! 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath. Cabot Schools. 1800 square feet. Very nice with Jacuzzi & hardwood floors. $750 month. Pets Ok with deposit. 259-4085 or 259-4086.


houses for sale
four bedroom - 2156 square feet DWMH, on 10 acres, Butlerville. $58,500. Des Arc Realty. 870-256-5223.

fsbo- Cabot- Spacious, 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2450 sq. ft., master suite, fireplace, sunroom, $179,900. 20 Sunset Lane (501) 843-1843.

fsbo- 5305 Ranch Ct., (Oakridge Subdivision), Jacksonville - 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, brick, cul-de-sac, spacious livingroom, fireplace, formal dining room, office/study, built in 2004. $255,000. (501) 982-1701 for private showing.



Legal Notice
Legal Notice as published in the February 3rd and 7th, 2007 Edition of The Leader.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND FILING OF CLAIMS
In the Circuit Court of Lonoke County, Arkansas
Division II – Judge Phillip Whiteaker
Case No. PR 2007-30
In the Matter of the Estate of John C. Garza, deceased.
Last known address: 12 Sunflower, Cabot, AR 72023
Date of Death: October 28, 1997
The undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent on January 27, 2007.
All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. Provided, that claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of the notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in such estate.
This notice first published the 3rd day of February, 2007.
Submitted by: /s/ Barbara Garza
Barbara Garza, Administrator/rix
12 Sunflower
Cabot, AR 72023
Prepared by:
Bles Law Firm, PLLC
P.O. Box 1347
Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 941-3444

Legal Notice
Legal Notice as published in the February 3rd, 2007 Edition of The Leader.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The public is hereby notified that the Jacksonville Board of Adjustment will conduct PUBLIC HEARING(S) on Monday, February 12, 2007 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, #1 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, Arkansas.
1) Mr. Frank Swift, Jr. has requested a front yard setback variance at 913 Lessel Drive, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Arkansas. This request is in violation of Jacksonville Municipal Code 18.68.050.
2) Stephen E. Whitwell has requested a billboard permit and variance for property located at 8325 S. Highway 161, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Arkansas. This request is in violation of Jacksonville Municipal Code 18.76.050.
All persons are hereby notified to be present on said date.
If there are any questions, please contact City Clerk Susan Davitt at 982-3181.

Legal Notice
Legal Notice as published in the February 3rd, 2007 Edition of The Leader.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The public is hereby notified that the PLANNING COMMISSION of the City of Jacksonville will conduct PUBLIC HEARING(S) on Monday, February 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, #1 Municipal Drive.
Mr. Terry Goforth is requesting a Conditional Use of C-2 in a C-1 zoning regarding property located at 716 Lenora, Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Arkansas. This request is in accordance with Jacksonville Municipal Code 18.40.030.
All persons are hereby notified to be present on said date.
If there are any questions, please contact City Clerk Susan Davitt at 982-3181 or the Engineering Department at 982-6071.