Wednesday, June 06, 2007

SPORTS>>Lonoke QB killed, greatly missed

Leader sports editor

John Alexander Cash, 16, of Lonoke was killed in an automobile accident Monday. Cash, known among friends as Alex, was the starting quarterback for the Lonoke Jackrabbits last season as a junior, and was set to return under center for the team next season under second-year coach Jeff Jones.

Cash was one of Lonoke’s top offensive producers a year ago. One of his best performances came in week three of the season when he ran for 184 yards and a touchdown on just 15 carries against North Pulaski.

He was also a dangerous passer, throwing for over 300 yards in a victory over Bald Knob last season.

Lonoke had already begun work on implementing more of Jones’ system in spring practice last month, and the head Jackrabbit said then that his returning starter would be a big part of the offense, commenting that his athletic versatility as a runner-passer was one of the best attributes he brought to the team.

Cash is the son of Melvin and Candi Cash of Lonoke. He is survived by his parents, as well as his brother Chad Hart of Cabot, his nephew Cade Hart, Paw and Nanny Ronald and Bobbie Homsher of Austin, Meme Josephine Cash of Lonoke, uncles and aunts Larry and Phyllis Cash, Dennis and Sandra Homsher, Jerry Homsher, Lewis and Sissi Homsher, Brenda Kee, Jan and David Brown and many cousins.

SPORTS>>Chevy Boys shut down

Leader sportswriter

The Chevy boys took their toughest loss of the early season to North Little Rock Monday night at Dupree Park. The Colts shut out Gwatney 8-0 in a no-hitter effort for pitcher Brandon Von Ohlen. Von Ohlen was working a perfect game until he walked Seth Tomboli in the bottom of the fifth inning, and a fielding error at third base in the bottom of the sixth inning allowed leadoff batter Blake Mattison to reach for the only two Jacksonville trips to the diamond in the entire contest.

North Little Rock struck in the top of the first inning for a pair of runs, and slowly extended its lead through the remaining innings. Jacksonville kept the game somewhat in reach until reliever Clayton Fenton gave up back to back home runs to start out the seventh inning. A.J. Williamson and Matthew Strickley’s blasts over the wall increased a 5-0 lead to 7-0, and a balk by Fenton with the bases loaded later on in the frame scored Patrick Strack to set the final score.

Gwatney starting pitcher Seth Tomboli struggled to start out the game, giving up a single to leadoff batter Clark Sims. Sims advanced on a double by Dean Larson, and would score the first run of the game when three-hole hitter Strickley reached after beating the throw to first from Gwatney catcher Zach Thomas on a passed-ball strikeout.

Tomboli regrouped at that point, striking out two of the final three batters during the turn, but Strack came away with a single to center between the two Ks to score Larson for the other first-inning run.

After what would become a routine three-up, three-down scenario for Gwatney in the bottom of the first inning, Tomboli and the Jacksonville defense looked to have things under control in the second inning. Tomboli sent NLR three and out in the top of the second, including his third strikeout of the game on Wes Coleman to retire the side.

North Little Rock added two more runs in the top of the third. Sims doubled to start out the inning, and scored moments later on a passed ball to make it 3-0. The passed ball would have been the fourth strikeout for Tomboli, but NLR batter Larson took the free base, and would later put up score number four for the Colts on a single by Strack.

Von Ohlen’s changeup kept the Chevy batters off-balance for the entire contest. Seven-hole hitter Larry Simone took a different approach for Gwatney to lead off the bottom of the third, but his attempt at a bunt led to a pop up to Von Ohlen, and the pitcher closed out the frame with back-to-back strikeouts on Ricky Tomboli and Terrell Brown.

Seth Tomboli held the interval at four runs in the top of the fourth inning, only giving up a walk to Sims before striking out Larson for the third out, but Gwatney would go another inning with no one reaching in the bottom of the inning.

Through five innings, Tomboli gave up five runs on seven hits and four errors. Fenton would take over at the mound in the top of the sixth inning, holding the Colts scoreless despite a hit from Coleman and an error to allow Larson to reach. Coleman got picked at second base on a great play by Brown, and Fenton got his first strikeout of the game on Strickley to retire NLR in the sixth.

Fenton may have escaped without giving up a score in the sixth, but the seventh would be a different story, as Williamson, in his first batting attempt of the game, jacked it over left field wall to start out the inning. Strack followed that with a huge blast over the 375’ mark in centerfield.

The Colts finished with eight runs on 12 hits, and capitalized on five Jacksonville errors. Gwatney Chevrolet will play…

SPORTS>>Jacksonville Youth All-Star Teams

Caleb Anderson, Ingle Fence
Jason Bobo, Ingle Fence
Ashton Casy, Crown Trophy
Peyton Cook, Pro-Tech Solutions
Davonte Davis, McDonald’s
Gerald Doakes, Bush’s Drillers
Christopher Hope, Bush’s Drillers
Kalyb Johnson, Pro-Tech Solutions
Jacob McCaa, Lion’s Club
Joey Sullivan, Bond State Rep.
Tyriece Thomas, Western Sizzlin
Jaysen Washington, Bush’s Drillers
Bahylon Williams, Crown Trophy
Head coach, Charles McCaa

Cyrus Bond, Bond State Rep.
Ryan Bowen, Pro-Tech Solutions
Hunter Davidson, Bush’s Drillers
Kameron Davis, Crown Trophy
Jack Dixon, Ingle Fence
Kaleb Garner, Bush’s Drillers
Seth Hicks, Bond State Rep.
Jamari Jones, Crown Trophy
Keyshawn Kindall, Western Sizzlin
Coy Lovercheck, Ingle Fence
Damario May, McDonald’s
Noah Mulligan, Western Sizzlin
Braelyn Preston, Crown Trophy
Destry Stirgus, Ingle Fence
Coaches: Joey Lovercheck, Destry Stirgus, David Lovercheck

7-year olds
Demarcus Addell, Boyd Vet Clinic
Zach Bobo, Boy Vet Clinic
Deboious Cobbs, Community Bank
Edward Johnson, McAlister CPA
Kylan Kendall, McAlister CPA
Brennan Shelton, State Farm Insurance-Fowler
Jaocb Sherrill, Jacksonville Athletics
Quentin Stallard, State Farm Insurance-Fowler
Trent Toney, Whit Davis Lumber
Javan Wakefield, Boyd Vet Clinic
Tyson Wertz, Jacksonville Athletics
Kameron Whitmore, Ashcraft Orthodontics
Payton Williams, Whit Davis Lumber
Coaches: Terry Toney, Peck Colvert, Justin Chamblee

8-year olds
Jarrod Barnes, Whit Davis Lumber
Christopher Bass, Marhsall Rd. Pharmacy
Isaiah Cain, State Farm Insurance-Fowler
Bryce Crockom, Ashcraft Orthodontics
Devin Dodson, Jacksonville Athletics
Artarius A.J. Evans, Ashcraft Orthodontics
Tyson Flowers, Ashcraft Orthodontics
Kolbe Garner, Marshall Rd. Pharmacy
Christian Gartman, McAlister CPA
Archic A.J. Jackson Jr., Marshall Rd. Pharmacy
Bralyn James, McAlister CPA
Dajaun Ridgeway, Whit Davis Lumber
Caden Sample, Jacksonville Athletics
Jordan Wickersham, McAlister CPA
Coaches: Jamie Gartman, Nolan Wickersham, Alan Garner

Myles Bush, State Farm Insurance-Ray
Devin Campbell, RPM Realty
Brandon Hickingbotham, RPM Realty
Logan Kirkendoll, State Farm Insurance-Ray
Courtland McDonald, State Farm Insurance-Ray
Blake Perry, RPM Realty
LaDerrious Perry, RPM Realty
Steven Perse, Sherrill Automotive
Garrett Sherrill, Sherrill Automotive
Andrew Tucker, State Farm Insurance-Ray
James Tucker, State Farm Insurance-Ray
Ramiro Urena, RPM Realty
Zachary Watkins, First Electric
Coaches: James Tucker, Barry Hickingbotham, Eric Sherrill

Austin Allen, Greg Bollen Dental
Troy Allen Greg Bollen Dental
Reginald Barnes, Sertoma Club
Brandon Beard, Chambers Drug
Brandon Earnest, Chambers Drug
Hunter Garrison, Greg Bollen Dental
Brandon Guzzo, Sertoma Club
Jaleel Henson, Sertoma Club
Caleb Jones, Sertoma Club
Logan Kulesa Chambers Drug
Tyler Mogish, Greg Bollen Dental
Tanner Ruple, Chambers Drug
Chace Thomas, Sertoma Club
David Williams, Chambers Drug
Coaches: Jeff Ruple, Edwin Allen, Brent Mogish

14- & 15-year olds
Jacob Abrahamson, Sonic Drive-In
Cedric Bogard, Farmers Insurance
Bill Bouillon, Famers Insurance
Tyler Crook, First Arkansas Bank and Trust
Garrett Gartman, Jacinto Lodge
John Green, Jacinto Lodge
Kody Harvey, First Arkansas Bank and Trust
Michael Lamb, Sonic Drive-In
William Ogles, First Arkansas Bank and Trust
Drew Pierce, Sonic Drive-In
Orlando Roberts, Jacinto Lodge
Adrian Rodriquez, Sonic Drive-In
Nicholas Rodriquez, Sonic Drive-In
Coaches: Tommy Lamb, Dana Pierce, Mike Abrahamson

CLASSIFIEDS >> 06-06-07


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.

THRIFT SHOP open to the public. MWF 10 AM to 2 PM. First Saturday monthly. Great bargains. All revenues used to support mission. Volunteers and donations welcome. Jacksonville Care Channel, 201 Elm, 982-4647.

JACKSONVILLE HIGH School Class of 1987 20 year Reunion..We are trying to contact everyone, Please visit and either register or sign the guestbook. Questions please contact Shannon Emory Williams 501-605-0294 or

6 AMERCAN Idol tickets for sale. 16th row on July 13th at Alltel Arena. Selling at face value. 743-6699.

LOCAL MAN wants to clean your garage or carport & give items to needy people. FREE 838-3955.


MOVING SALE, Thurs., Fri., & Sat. June 7, 8, 9. Off 107 @ 6317 Tom Box Rd. in Jax.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 (7 to 4) & Saturday, June 9 (7 to 12), Jacksonville Methodist Church, 220 West Main (by Library), church-wide rummage sale (inside). Some of everything you ever wanted!!*

HUGE YARD Sale, June 8 & 9, 7-? 38 Mathews Ln in Cabot. Furniture, kids, stuff, knick knacks.

MOVING SALE Furniture, clothes, infant kids & large womens, pageant dresses, little girls sizes 2, 3 & 5. 79 W. Academy, Lonoke, next to highschool. June 9, 6 am-?

GARAGE SAle: 2390 E. Main in Cabot, Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9. Lots of household items.

HUGE GARAGE Sale, Sat. June 9th. Furniture, household items, clothes & misc. 24 Ponderosa Drive, Lonoke.

HUGE MULTI-FAMILY, Yard sale, Fri., June 8 & Sat, June 9. 8 am - ? 29910 Hwy 107.

FRIDAY JUNE 8, 8 am, 14 Daisy Cove in Cabot. White baby furniture, full size bed, children's toys, clothing, etc.

YARD SALE Friday 6/8, 8-3, Saturday, 6/9, 8-12. Something for everyone, many furniture items, 151 Marvin Fisher Rd. Beebe (off Hwy 64).

GARAGE SALE, 114 Birchwood Cir. in Crestwood, many items. 7-12. June 8 & June 9.

YARD SALE; June 8 & June 9, 54 & 56 Rosewood, Beebe. Misc. furn., tools, house decor, 80' GMC swb.

HUGE INSIDE Sale: June 9, 8-5. Lots of stuff, 1556 Gun Club Rd., Cabot. VHS movies, 2 dressers, lots of glassware.

YARD SALE Multi-family Friday, June 8, 7-12, Saurday, June 9, 7-? Furniture, TV, household items. 20 Suncrest Dr. in Cabot.

YARD SALE, Sat only 6-12. Corner of Green Acres/Grayland off JP Loop, JAX.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. June 6th, 7th, 8th. Computers, furniture, lamps, 1500 used bricks, collectables, clothing, toys. Corner of McArthur and Gregory, Jacksonville. 2 blocks west of Hwy 67.

YARD/MOVING Sale: 22-23 June, 17 Emerald Circle, Cabot. Clothes/sports/housing etc.

MULTI FAMILY yard sale: Mens, Womens and Childrens name brand clothing, shoes, and furniture. June 8th and 9th 7am - Noon. 16 Thunderbird Drive, off Diederich in Cabot.

MULTI FAMILY yard sale. June 6th, 7th, 8th. Computers, furniture, lamps, 1500 used bricks, collectables, clothing, toys. Corner of McArthur and Gregory, Jacksonville. 2 blocks west of Hwy 67.

YARD SALE: June 9th.8am 121 Rodney Guthrie behind Kroger. Cancel if rain. Baby walker, high chair, misc. household.

YARD SALE 106 Louisiana, June 9th, Baby Clothes, Stroller, Crib, Mattress, Car Seat, Playpen, Swing, Highchair, New Maternity Clothes, Weights.

GARAGE SALE Saturday June 9, 2007 starting at 8 AM. LOTS of clothes and other items. 52 Hwy 64 West, Beebe (4 houses past Community Bank towards Conway)


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.**

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT with experience in writing, copy editing, photography and pagination needed at busy twice weekly newspaper. Proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop & Word a must. Experienced only need apply. email resume to or send to The Leader, Bin#2264, 404 Graham Road, Jacksonville, AR 72076. Full time, good benefits.

PART-TIME JOGGER (press helper). About 16 hours weekly. Mostly day shift. Apply in person at The Leader, 404 Graham Road, Jacksonville.

YOGA INSTRUCTOR needed for new Yoga Center in Cabot. (501) 680-1376. **

LOOKING FOR hairstylist. Cosmotologist or barber. All new equipment. Booth rent or percentage. Call 551-3501 or come by 515 S. James Ste 2, Jacksonville.**

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER needed. Hourly wages. Willing to travel. Good driving record. Class A CDL required. Must have own transportation. Experience necessary to apply. (501) 882-9311.**

RECEPTIONIST/BOOKKEEPER/OFFICE CLERK needed for used car company. Seniors welcome. 5 day work week, Saturdays required. Pay dependent upon experience. Fax resume to 501-834-7926 or call 834-3112.**

LOCAL COMPANY seeking Corporate Store Trainer: MUST BE A SELF STARTER, must be able to communicate with all types of people, Must be able to travel up to 1 week at a time in some cases. The ability to handle stress of new store opening and inspections. What we offer: pay based on experience. Paid vacation, Medical reimbursement, Company Car, Company Phone, Expenses Paid, Can apply by email@ or can be faxed to Attention Trinette @ 501-605-1204. Or can be mailed to P.O. Box 1285, Cabot AR. 72023.**


TECHNICAL POSITIONS Notice: Pipe Fitters and General Shop positions are now available. Applications my fax their resume to 501-676-9515. Wages and Salaries based on experience.**

DOG GROOMER NEEDED at Arky Barky - Jax. Guaranteed $$. Call 241-0341 or stop by. Must be experienced.*

The City of Austin is now accepting applications for certified Police Officer. Interested parties should contact the Austin Police Department at 843-7856. Resumes should be submitted to the Austin Police Dept., PO Box 129, Austin, AR 72007.*

PART-TIME HELP: Arkansas State University. Beebe is seeking part-time, temporary help with grounds on the Beebe campus and with maintenance on the Searcy campus. Send an ASU- Beebe Employment Application to: Part-Time Help, c/o Human Resources, Arkansas State University - Beebe, PO Box 1000, Beebe, AR 72012. ASU Beebe is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity.*



FULL-TIME home daycare & babysitting. Licensed & CPR trained. Located in Cabot off Campground Road. Flexible hours & prices. Contact Kimberly (501) 743-2684.**

STORAGE. AVAILABLE soon. Reserve yours now. Hwy 31/Mt Tabor area. 5x11 is $29 + tax, 10x11 is $39 + tax. Will have moving/packing supplies. Call 866-676-6024.**

IN-HOME CHILDCARE. Experienced homeschooler, licensed nurse & CPR Certified - Preparatory instruction/activities. Ward area. Daytime hours. Mon. - Fri. 501-941-7891.**

STAY-AT-HOME mom of 1 child will provide daycare for 1 or 2 children 3 years or older in Beebe. Monday-Friday, $75.00 weekly. Sarah Ruffner. Call (501) 882-2328 or (501) 882-1911.**

IN-HOME DAYCARE in Cabot now has openings 6 weeks to 4 years old. CPR/First Aid qualified. Reasonable rates. Call Katie at (501) 541-8948 or email**

RELIABLE trustworthy woman seeking houses or offices to clean. Reasonable rates & references. 10 years experience. Cabot, Jacksonville & Sherwood areas. Call Melissa at 541-1597.*


100 GALLON holding tank, antique w/ hand pump. Holds gas $100. 941-7877.

(10) 16' 4x6 spruce, untreated $10 each, (5) 16' 2x10 spruce $7.50 each. 501-416-1312 or 501-941-2934.

DEEP WELL water pump with jet, good condition $125, 6' scaffold $100. Honda generator $150. 501-241-1677.

DELL 800 MHZ, XP Pro, 17" monitor, $140. GateWay 450 MHZ, 17" monitor $85. 501-353-1957. NLR.

8000 BTU Fedders Brand window unit air conditioner. Programable thermostat with digital display and remote control. Bought last summer brand new for $200 and used for only two months. Excellent Condition!! Asking $150 Call: 501-398-3580.

ITEMS LISTED are for $10.00: High Chair, Infant Car Seat, 7 1/2 ft. Christmas Tree, Nordic Track( Sequoia), Bissel Carpet Steam Machine, Baby Swing, 98 Windows PC $20.00, Easy Set Pool 16x3/12ft $60.00, Graco Stroller $15.00. Assorted next to new girls (infant) and boys (6-9) clothes $1.00 and up. Please call 843-1460.

BEST PRICES: white GE built in dishwasher - works good- $125 obo, record player & am/fm dual cassette stereo & 2 speakers - works gd. $20 obo, (2) medium size light mauve colored lamps for sale $15/ea or 2/ $20, Shark upright bagless vacuum w/ hepa filter - works - $300+ new/ $45 obo. NEW tupperware - too much too list. 7 1/2 ft. Blue Spruce pine Christmas tree w/ stand- used only one time- $55 obo. Please call 843-0919 for more info.

WHIRLPOOL Window air conditioner, 14500 btu's, $150. 501-676-5018. Call after 5 pm.

COUNTRY LIVING jade glassware, 16 piece place setting, bowls, cake server, cookie jar, etc. Call after 5 pm. 501-676-5018

ONE ROOM, 5000 btu fedders. Works good. $50. 983-1445

PORCELAIN DOLLS, porcelain clowns, barbie dolls, etc. 1 puppet, about 70 dolls, $100 for all. 983-1445

CHAIN LINK fencing, 50' roll, 6' tall, brand new $60. 982-3296

CRAFTSMAN reciprocating pole saw, 10' reach, $40 cardio glide exerciser, good condition $50. 982-3296

AIROFIT PRO GAZELLE, like new cond. with 3 Tony Little's Personal trainer workout videos $100. 985-6642

CIRCULAR TIN shelf brass staircase $150, inversion table new $150, lawn cart $25. 941-3811 after 4 pm or 985-5915 day.

30 GALLON potty dump cart, never used, $140. Propane catalytic heat for a travel trailer, $249. New sell for $150. 501-834-4786

FRIENDS DVD 10 season collectors set $135. 983-8082

NIKON D705, 1 1/2 yr. old, perfect condition, w/ accessories. $600. 983-8082

GOTHIC SUSPENSE and mysteries, 100 paper back books. $10 for all. 501-941-3922

ANTIQUE SEWING machine "Anderson" in original wood stand $500. Call 501-231-9996.

ANTIQUE CROCKS for sale 1,2, 6 & butter churn from $30- $60 each. Call 501-231-9996.

VINYL DOOR Surround-white, 8 ft. door colonial style pd. $295 asking $150. 501-231-9996

WHITE GE built in dishwasher - works good- $120 obo. Record player & am/fm dual cassette stereo & 2 speakers - works gd. $20 obo. Shark upright bagless vacuum w/ hepa filter - works - $300+ new/ $40 obo. NEW tupperware - too much too list. 7 1/2 ft. Blue Spruce pine Christmas tree w/ stand- used only one time- $50 obo please call 843-0919 for more info.

AQUARIUM and stand, 125 gallon w/gravel and/or coral $400, queen bed w/mattress $400,sleeper sofa $250, recliner $60,floor lamp $60, lots of vinyl records. Call 743-6258.

AQUARIUM w/stand, gravel, coral $400, queen bed w/mattress $400, sleeper sofa $250,recliner $60, floor lamp $60. In Cabot. Call 749- 6258.

BAGLESS VACUUM still in box $50, XBox 360 Wireless controller $30. 501-912-2820

SHOPSMITH Mark V. with bandsaw, and woodturning tools. $2500 or Trade for truck or motorcycle of same value. Never used due to health reasons. 501-605-6269

LEVI JEANS-women's size 8 and 10-$5.00 ea. Love seat-green, gold, red stripes-$35; microwave cart $25; antique wardrobe $165; bookcase $20; telephone, Table w/magazine rack $20. 985-5240 after 5:30.

QUEEN SLEIGH bed w/mattress $400, sleeper sofa $250, recliner $60, floor lamp $60. In Cabot. Call 749-6258.

GOLF CLUB SET "Northwestern" (3 woods, 10 irons, & bag), Fair condition. $25.00 (Good Starter set!) Wheeled golf travel bag, $25.00 (Never used). Call afternoon 982-1882.

FOR SALE: Canning jars, all sizes, most w/ rings. $1.50 per box. 988-5664.

LEFTOVER YARDSALE items, 487 items plus 156 vhs movies, will take $500 for all. 501-241-9796

BEEHIVE, VERY healthy Italian bees. Carlisle. 870-552-7776.

PLAY PEN $30. 501-259-0409.

3 DRAWER toolbox w/ lots of sockets in it $35, 2 lady bikes, 1 has a child seat, $60 and $50. 983-1445.

15" SPEAKERS like new, $200. AAL model. Also 2 pair of metal steps for house trailer or shed $100 each. (501) 882-2142.

3 - 6' jewelry showcases, lighted, $150 each, store safe, $350. 501-941-0938.

3 WEDDING Dresses sizes 8,10, & 12 used once. For more information, call (501) 676-2696 or leave message at 765-2813.

THOMAS KINCADE pictures, beautiful frames, size 23" X 30" 982-0133.

FOURTEEN different beautiful plates, $1.50 each. 982-0133.

ONE PIECE fiberglass tub shower, right hand drain, 32" x5'. Brand new, $150. 501-941-4099

MIXED GRASS $20 per roll, Des Arc area. 870-552-9043 or 501-773-3982

POCKET PC by Sprint w/ charger and software, $80 obo or will trade for a PSP. 952-9149 or 985-8133.

ONE Campaq computer, 1 Campaq car computer touch screen w/ CPS, DVD Players, VCR, 50 inch DLP TV, All types of electronics, all household items, storage building. Everything must go moving. Call 259-2749 anytime.

TOOLS, tool boxes (Craftsman) engine hoist, engine stand, moving storage building. Everything must go. Call 259-2749. Anytime.

PIANO STERLING, upright Spinet 36" tall, $1500. 1952 model needs tuning, has great sound. 501-676-6015.

BAUER BROTHERS, New York upright piano, approx. 60 years old, excellent condition, $3000 obo. 259-9339.

HV A/C unit, 2 ton TRANE, split/gas heat $100. 501-605-3512.

HV A/C unit, 2 ton YORK, split/gas heat $200. 501-605-3512.

WHEELBARROW GOOD condition. Needs 1 handle. $40. 501-983-1445.

18 PIECE oceana pattern infant bedding, boy or girl set from Burlington Baby Depot. Paid $300 for 4 pieces. Asking $300 for all. 843-0888.

1876 NEW bricks, $655 for all, van seats, 2 new captains chairs and 1 new bench seat for Chevy Astro van. Red. $150 for all 3. Bedliner for older model Chevy or Dodge pickup, swb $50. 941-3500.

FIVE ft. bushhog $175, 6 ft. rear blade $100, 6 ft. carryall $50, boom $50, Post hole digger w 9" Auger $200. Call 505-934-1729.

PORTABLE GENERATOR 5.0 hsp. 2400 Watt. Briggs & Stratton $200, Rear tire tiller-like new-$250, Portable Honda generator EN-2500 new in 2004. $300. 982-3749

SADDLE, 15.5" roper, dark leather, good condition, $275. 501-837-5798

AIR COMPRESSOR, Craftsman, 2 stage, 175 psi, $275. Craftsman radio arm saw w/stand, $175. Delta 10" Midor saw $75. 501-988-5329

WARLITSER Piano for sale, $500 obo. 454-5336 or 425-3231.

TRAMPOLINE for $50, computer desk w/ computer, excellent condition, $125. 605-1810

ENGLISH RIDING Saddle, saddle cover, girth saddle pad, grooming kit and halter, $200. 843-6373

COLLECTION of German Steins & glasses for sale. 843-5024

METAL front door with a window $50. 983-1445.

17' HAY tedder, good condition, $2,000. 605-6464 or 843-3158

USED ELECTRIC wheel chair, new batteries, good cond., possibly free to senior citizen. 870-897-4101

LADIES Harley Davidson boots 71/2 black never worn. $100.00. Call 843-7777 after 5:00 pm.

DEAN 5-string fretless bass guitar, $225. Has new Rotosound strings and gigbag. Call 988-9821.

ASHDOWN MAG300 Bass Amplifier, $450. Absolutely awesome sound, but 300 watts of power is too loud for neighbors. Call 988-9821.

ANTIQUE SINGER sewing machine, wood case $15, Pasta maker, complete with several inserts for making various shapes $15, collector Barbie car, '57 Chevy, seats 4, good cond. $20. Call 837-3254.

ATA Academy, complete sparring gear, child's size medium, 5 training tools, Official ATA duffel bag, great condition, all $100. Call 837-3254.

BOYS CHOPPER bicycle - Like new cond. $100 obo, Kenmore electric stove (white) - drop-in, good condition. $100 obo, Microwave (white) with cart - Good condition. $50 obo. Call 682-0570 or 690-4833.


HAMMON CHURCH organ RT2, with a 122 Leslie, great cond., $4,800. 501-454-0350, Austin

EXTRA LARGE pressure cooker restaurant style $100. (501) 982-3450

GREAT COURSES on tape. Great ideas on philosophy, 5 parts, 10 lectures each. $50 obo. 920-9691.

DUNLOP GOLF clubs, 11 piece Quatro with bag $100, baseball bat-Easton Alloy, Maxlite, Replex extended 2 3/4 - 32" 27 oz perfect $40. 843-6962.

SHIRLEY Temple Dolls, Stand Up and Cheer $75, Curly Top $125, both in original boxes, purchased in '91 501-628-7085

AUSTIN acoustic student guitar, excellent condition, case and tuner. $85. 501-628-7085

LADDER BACK chairs, old in great condition, $25 ea. or all for $85. 501-628-7085

TV 45" screen, floor model on casters, made by Montgomery Ward, not sure of age, needs adjusting and turning. $65. 501-628-7085

DOLL STROLLER, large wicker trimmed in lace, new mattress, ex. cond. beautiful display for dolls...$40, 501-628-7085

MACY's Trains/ball themed bean bag chair and ottoman $20.00 obo-366-6103

GRACO Pack-Play, navy w/hunter green dots. Great condit. w/case/bassinet $60.00 obo, 366-6103

GRACO Travel System, Silver/black 3 pt. harness, carseat w/matching jogging stroller, EXCELLENT condition, retails for $350.00 asking $180.00 obo, 366-6103

STONE PEDESTAL can be used as decor or table w.marble ball accent $30.00 obo, 366-6103

FAUX FICUS Tree, GREAT condition: 6ft $20.00 obo, 366-6103

AIWA 5 disc/2 cassette, stereo w/speakers- $20.00, obo 366-6103


COUCH WITH OTTOMAN $200. Entertainment centers- $80 for set. Other misc. items- lamps, toaster etc. Call Michelle 501-772-8297.

WASHER AND Dryer for sale. Excellent conition. $125 each. Call 501-882-2420. Beebe area.

DISHWASHER WESTINGHOUSE White, like new $75. 985-0389.

COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables, solid oak. Very nice. Excellent condition $125 for all. 501-681-9464.

GAS DRYER works good. $50. 501-817-0003.

3 DRAWER desk $100. 2 hexagonal end tables, $20 each. 501-241-1677.

FREE WOODEN secretary's desk. You take apart & remove. 988-0334

ANTIQUE BUFFET-Excellent condition. Dark wood. $275 Firm. 628-7853

WHITE WOOD toddler bed $30, maple changing table $20, white wicker basinet $20, fire truck walker $20, outdoor bouncer $10, all are clean, great condition, cash. 835-4019

MOVING SALE-prices cheap. Loveseat $15, king bed plus 3 bed sheets $35, TV $20, 3 kitchen chairs & miscellaneous items. 920-9355 after 4:30 p.m.

WASHER & DRYER, excellent condition. Also electric bed with controls, good condition JCPenney model. 605-8555. Ward area.

HOSPITAL BED w/ mattress, electric or crank, good cond. $150 obo. 985-3076 anytime.

SLEEPER SOFA, beige inner spring mattress, good shape, $100. 501-605-0090. Cabot

KITCHEN TABLE-Pub style table w/ 4 high back bar stools, Lt. Oak Pd. $835/ $400 OBO. Call 501-231-9996.

ANTIQUE WHISKEY JUGS- 4 total, all different sizes $100 for all. Call 501-231-9996.

3 drawer desk and chair, 2 antique end tables $75 for both, 2 tvs both work good, 4 dozen canning jars, 3 radios, 1 wingback chair. Good condition. 985-9888

SOFA AND LOVESEAT, cream color, velour, clean, soft and comfortable, $300 for both. 606-6644 in Cabot.

COFFEE TABLE, 21"x 47",all wood, Shaker style, ivory painted base with stained top, 2 large drawers and bottom shelf. Good condition. $45. 843-1588.

ROUND oak table, 6 chairs, excellent condition priced to sell have pics. Cabot $550. 501/350-4712 or email at

WHIRLPOOL window A/C, 12000 BTU. Works great with stand. $300. Phone 501-988-1462

AMANA chest freezer, 16 cubic feet, white in color, looks good, works good, $100. 658-1209

WHIRLPOOL WASHER, white, heavy duty, works very good, looks good, $75. 658-1209

SOFA, like new, paisley mayo, originally $850, now $250. 882-2732.

DARK MAROON loveseat w/ reversible pillows, excellent cond., $30. 501-804-2181

OVERSTUFFED BROWN sectional. Leather. Excellent condition. $800. Round table and 4 chairs. Wrought iron base $15. Exec. condition. Call 985-0248 after 6 pm. Any time on weekend.

LAY Z Boy sleeper couch. Excellent condition $150. 501-259-0409.

QUEEN SLEEPER sofa, plaid, navy, burgundy, green and tan. 2 navy side chairs, navy ottoman $250 for all. 843-0742.

QUEENSIZE 4 poster bed frame, built in dishwasher, used 1 time, twin bed w/ mattress & box spring, pressure washer. 501-772-6165.

WHIRLPOOL electric dryer works great $75. Alaskan exhaust fan, blows & sucks, all metal $150. (501) 882-2142

PLAID COUCH, green and cranberry $100. Green leather recliner, $50. 501-355-5985.

SAMSUNG black side by side fridge, leather couch, loveseat, oversized chair and ottoman, 2 end tables, 1 coffee table, pub table and 8 chairs, 50 inch DLP TV w/stand. Call 259-2749. Anytime moving everything must go.

HOT POOL refrigerator $185, like new blue velvet chair, $20, 8' sofa off white velvet, very nice, $275, baby car seat, 7-40 lbs. $20. 982-6812.

BARBER CHAIR "Koken", c. 1950's. Red lether seats/pink porcelain base. $800. 501-605-3512.

WHIRLPOOL GAS Dryer in good condition for $75. An almost new baby bed, $60 - no mattress. Call 501-676-3977.

FOR SALE: Kenmore washer in great shape. Asking $100 dollars obo. Call 501-551-4828.

SOLID OAK dining room set. Pedestal table, 6 chairs, matching china cabinet, like new. $1000.00. Call 501-590-3116.

OVERSTUFFED BROWN leather sectional sofa, excellent cond., $800. Round table 42", w/ 4 chairs, excellent cond. Chairs are padded, $150. 985-0248. Call after 6. Anytime weekend.

UPRIGHT FREEZER, used 1 year $350. White Maytag washer, used 3 months, $200. 27" cabinet tv, $150. 749-2322

PLAID COUCH, green and burgundy, $100. Green leather recliner, $50. 501-255-5985

DEEP FREEZER, 15 cubic feet, works great $75, 501-882-6876

BLACK, BEDROOM Suit, bookcase, headboard, 45 yrs. old, $275. Wooden office desk, $50. 835-3302

TWO BABY beds with mattress, both in good shape $75. One converts into toddler's bed. (501) 772-3578

PORTA CRIB w/ sheets $50, twin bunk bed frame $75, table and 4 chairs $95, full size mattress $65. 988-4094

ELECTRIC WHIRLPOOL dryer almond color, heavy duty. Works extra good, looks very nice, $75. Call 501-658-1209.

48" X 30" solid wood, 3 drawer office desk, $75. Call 985-2558.

OAK COFFEE table w/ hidden storage, bought at Main Street Furniture like new, must sell $150, green recliner w/ message in rocker $60 obo. 983-4374

LARGE MOHOGANY Ent. center $100.00. TONY LITTLE GAZELLE $40.00. TRIMRIDER $20.00. All new condition 988-9596 OR 779-0008.

DEEP FREEZER, 15 CUBIC FEET. $75. 882-6876

WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR w/ icemaker for sale, Good Condition $150, call 743-6801.

WHITE METAL BUNK BED. Full on bottom, twin on top. Mattresses and hardware included. Good Condition. $100 Call 501-398-3580.

REFRIGERATOR for sale. Very good condition $150. Call (501) 882-2420. Beebe area.

FIVE PIECE walnut bedroom set, full sized $200. 42" glass top table & 4 chairs $100. 843-5166

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER holds up to 32" TV. Video storage, glass door w/ 3 shelves, $125. Call 501-605-8710.

FRIGIDAIRE STACKER washer & dryer, very good cond., $400. 676-5757. Jerry Dozier.

METAL OFFICE desk, secretarial type, excellent cond., $90. 835-0513.

DINING ROOM table, light pine, grooves in top, 35x63 $65 501-628-7085

BLACK SWIVEL/reclining/rocking chair w/matching ottoman(**Will e-mail pics) good condition-$50.00 obo, 366-6103

MATCHING black bycast pleather sofa and love seat set, great starter fair condit. $300.00 obo will sell sep.(Can e-mail pics) Please call: 366-6103.


FOUND: JACK Russell dog, in Stonewall Subdivision of Jacksonville. Call 501-416-6648 after 4 pm. Call to identify.

LOST LONG hair female cat. Missing May 16, Sheila Dr. Area in Gravel Ridge. Please return. Needs medicine. 835-6542.

FOUND: Yorkie in East Justice Road area in mid-May. 983-0005. Call to identify.

FOUND: MALE kitty found at St. Judes at St. Judes Catholic Church on May 24. Call 941-7800 to identify.

LOST: white female jack russell terrier with one brown ear from Gravel Ridge area. Please call 501-626-2197 or 501-626-2217.

FOUND: small white poodle, call to identify, found in Wal-Mart parking lot. 941-5448


1 DIRT Scoop, 3 point hookup. $150, good shape, pair of old rake wheels $50, foot pieces for cultivator $2.50 each. 501-796-3482.

JOHN DEERE 42 inch 2 bag rear bagger attachment. Fits LA120-LA130 mower. Like new. $175. (501) 843-5376

TROY BUILT roto tiller, $80. 501-882-5181 or 501-827-2250.

MURRAY 2004 Model 12 horse rear engine, w/ grass catcher, good for parts. $175. 501-983-1445

MTD Riding Lawnmower 12.5 hsp, 42" sell or partial trade for small trailer. (501) 556-4145.

RIDING LAWN MOWER, 14 hp., 2 cylinder, Craftsman self propelled pushed mower, hedge trimmers, weedeaters, electric chainsaws. Moving everything. Must go. Call 259-2749 anytime.

RIDING MOWER, John Deere model 68, 8 hp. $250. 501-605-3512.

RIDING LAWNMOWER 38" cut, runs and cuts good. $100. 501-605-1001

SNAPPER rear engine rider, 33" cut Koehler engine, 14 hsp. $400. (501) 843-8363 after 4 pm.

PUSH MOWER Craftsman, 4 hp., 21" cut $50 also 6 hp. yardman push mower 20" cut $60 both start & run good. 501-843-5376

720 JOHN DEERE LP tractor, runs good. $3,800. 454-7630

FOR SALE: rotary disk mower, Hesston 1006, $3,600, excellent shape, lots of extra parts. 501-993-0253


FREE 2 year old lab mix to a good home. 661-209-6869.

RED DOG - free to good home, good with kids, 985-0040.

COLLIE MIX puppies, 2 months old, free to a good home. 988-2525.

5 FREE mutts, pretty, part lab/part ? 6 weeks old. 2 males, 3 females. 941-3449.

FREE MALE puppy about 5 month old. Long white hair with black spots. 882-6319

TINY, FLUFFY, white puppy. Cute & cuddly bundle of joy. Looking for someone mature who'll provide loving home for this precious little angel. (501)676-9397

FOUR yr. old miniature white w/ black donkey, registered $450. 870-256-4034

15 young silver and gold laced hens $7 each. 870-256-4034

FREE: Small breed puppy. Unique coloring. Soft and fluffy, sweet as can be. Only to good home. 501-676-9397


FREE to good home- 1/2 German Shepherd, 1/2 lab. All shots. Great outdoor pets. Neutered. Owner leaving and can't take with. 442-0423.

CALICO CAT - Free to good home! 5yr. old large female, spayed & declawed. Call (501) 230-1752. Beebe

BOER GOATS, 5 nannies @ $55 each, 6 billies @ $45 each, all are 2 months old. Call Charles @ 501-843-2865 Cabot.

BABY GEESE, 1 wk to 10 wks old, $15 - $20 each. 501-676-8523.

LAB PUPPY, 9 month old, has all shots, has been fixed, needs a good home. 501-982-3900.

PYGMY GOATS, young, 2 and 3 months old, 676-6990.

FREE KITTENS to good home. 5 months old. 835-6542.

HOUSE TRAINED Rotwieler/Lab mix for adoption at the Jacksonville animal shelter. 501-982-2916.

FREE TO a good home, Beagle, female. 843-6858.

BLACK ANGUS bull calves & hefers. Excel. bred. Parents for display. $600 each. Contact 501-843-4038.

FREE BEAGLE dog, male neutered. 501-258-7687

FREE PUPPY, female 12 weeks, border collie/lab mix. 501-626-8539, Cabot

FREE KITTENS to good home, 6 wks old. 563-0702

FREE TO good home, kittens, 6 wks old. 843-1707

GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppy for sale in Cabot $300 obo, male, 10 weeks old has had all shots, needs good home with lots of yard room, good with kids. (501) 605-0717 or 912-312-3518.**

LLAMA, 9 month old, male, solid black, gentle, $150. 837-5798

HERE KITTY, kitty, free to a loving, inside home, grey. Approx. 8 wks. old includes kennel & accessories. 606-1872.

LAB MIX puppies, adorable, 6 wks old, free to good home. 259-8137

SIX PURE breed Boer kid show goats, white with red heads. 2 months old males. $100-$125. (501) 940-3250

BANTY CHICKS $1 each. Dow rabbits $5 each. 501-726-4490

TEA COCKS & Chickens, different sizes, free kittens, 501-676-7339

TWO BOER billy goats, neither registered (1) 100% for $125 (1) 50% Boer for $75 (501) 941-0030

FREE tabby cats, 2 orange and 2 grey striped. 941-1724

4 COCKATIELS - 10 weeks old. Hand fed. $45 each. 501-985-1304.

ZEBRA finches, $10 a pair. 920-9691

FREE TABBY cats, 2 orange & 2 gray stripped. 541-1724.

FREE KITTENS to good home, ragdoll, 7 weeks old. 605-2985

MEDIUM SIZED puppy named Karma needs home with yard. White with black eyes. Call the Jacksonville Animal Shelter at (501) 982-2916.

FREE Adorable female cat. She loves to cuddle and "talk". Very gentle with children and very social. We are moving and cannot take her. Perfect companion for someone elderly. Please call 843-2162

AQHA Broodmare, Leo & Blondy's Dude, bred for late baby; 1 yr old Dun colt, 4 stockings, bald face & blue eyes - very Pretty; Appaloosa pony mare with 3 week old gaited stud colt and 2 Appaloosa geldings. $450.00 to $650.00. 501-837-5798.


1984 CHEVY Conversion van dual air, V8 automatic. Runs good- $1,200 cash. Call 501-626-9144, Sherwood.

'91 FORD F150, new clutch, needs new fuel pump, $1500. 350-7547.

'97 DODGE Stratus, 4 door, runs but needs new transmission, $400. 516-1515.

2004 FORD Mustang, silver w/ charcoal interior. Single owner, low mileage. $10,000 obo. 766-8081 Beth.

1997 LINCOLn Continental, 139,714 miles. Loaded. $3000. 501-259-3849.

1972 OLDSMOBILE Station Wagon, 350 V-8 engine, restored exterior, tow package, 105,000 miles, original owner, runs good. 501-843-6490.

LADDER RACK with cab protector, fits full size extended cab truck. $95. (4) 16" wheels with lugs & chrome hubcaps for Ford pickup $80, (3) 5' side mount tool boxes $35 each. 501-241-1677.

DODGE RAM van 1998 with electric chair lift, very good shape. 94,000 miles. $8,000. 501-590-4993.

1996 MERCURY Marquis LS, clean, all power, leather, one owner, less than 32,000 miles. Only $5,500. 501-605-1285.

HONDA ACCORD LX, 1996, 4-dr, power & air, 35mpg, 176K miles, well maintained. Excellent car for a student or first car for your teen. $4,000 Cabot Area 501-749-2376.

FOR SALE Black 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS. Still under warranty, clean, one owner, low mileage, and lots of extras. asking payoff $17,940.00 501-413-0988.

1996 MERCURY Marquis LS, 32,000 miles, white with blue leather interior, all power, $5,500. 501-605-1285.

1979 CHEVROLET C-10 Silverado Truck, Red, 350 V8, 50K on rebuilt engine, interior redone, runs & looks good, only 2nd owner. $3,500 obo. 501-952-5648. Jacksonville.

SNAPPER rear engine rider. 33" cut, 14 hsp. Koehler engine $400 firm. 843-8363 after 4 pm.

1998 TOYOTA Corrola, 4 door, low miles, all power, like new, must see. 985-5569.

2003 NISSAN MAXIMA SE, 55k miles, a/c, cd, moon roof, all power, great on gas, excellent condition, $14,500. 501-442-1858

1984 CHEVROLET automatic, long wheel base, good motor and transmission. Body is in excellent condition. $1000. 266-0671

1979 SILVER LINCOLN Continental Town car, 76k miles, great condition, single owner, $4,000. Please call 993-3093 or 993-1167.

'87 F150 Ford work van, automatic, power steering, power brakes, average cond., $1,200 cash obo. 626-2538 cell or 868-5135 home.

1984 GMC JIMMY, auto, 4x4, $1,500 sell or trade obo. 982-8367

1977 DODGE van runs good. Good rubber $1,500 obo. Good work van. 983-9000

1988 DODGE Ram 50, runs good, $1,200 obo. 983-9000

CHEVY 350 high performance engine with comp 541 solid lift cam victor jr. intake, all chrome, 300 hp heads with 2.02/1.60 valves appx. 450-500 horse power built for nitrous only. 75 miles on engiine 988-9007. charlie

HEADERS fit 1982 camaro & up. Only used. Only 100 miles. $65.00 988-9007 charlie

RARE Chevy 327 fresh machine work block cut to .060 crank cut to .010 BME aluminum rods all for $350.00. No reasonable offer refused. 988-9007 charlie

U HAUL reciever hitch for 2002 chevy pickup may fit other year models $60.00 No reasonable offer refused. charlie 988-9007

1976 CHEVY vega all or parts no reasonable offer refused. Would make perfect drag car. 988-9007 charlie

1973 CHEVROLET, 1 wb., bsbb, cold air, exc. condition, low mileage, new rubber, very clean. Must see. Automatic transmission, 350 engine, $2,850. 982-1052

2001 DODGE Grand Caravan w/tv, vcr console, 150,000 miles, new tires, runs good. $4,800 obo. 501-366-0411

1998 SUZUKI 800 Murader, new tires, custom paint, low miles, $3000. Call James at 501-733-9379 Ward.

1993 PONTIAC Grand Am. 4 dr, Like new AC, NEW tires, new car speakers, needs head gasket replaced. $1200 OBO. Call 766-5212.

97 FORD F150, lwb, new motor, must sell, $3000. 941-0441.

72 MONTE Carlo, 1 owner, non smoker, reconditioned engine w/ lifetime warranty for more information. Call 843-9836.

1966 BUICK 4-door, fair shape for age $1500 firm. Call for info 529-0913.

1970 FORD Pick-up. Small V-8, auto. Nice body. Was running. $350. 529-0913.

1997 DODGE Caravan, two sliding doors, built-in car seats, privacy glass, very nice $3500. 501-882-1040.

LOOKING FOR 1 ton truck dual wheels with lift-type bed. Cheap or reasonable price. 838-3955.

1999 CHEVY Tracker hard top convertible, auto, 4 cyl, ac, cd/am/fm, 83000 miles. 2200-obo. 217-7428, 912-0900.

CUSTOMIZED van, tv, vcr, captains chairs, backseat convents to a bed, very clean. 259-4783

2002 DODGE Caravan Sport, 63k miles, $7,500. 501-258-7687

2002 DODGE Ram, 4x4, 50k miles, $14,000. 501-258-7687

1991 FORD BRONCO, 25 speed, 1985 Cadillac El Dorado, 1988 Buick Park Avenue. Call and ask for price 501-255-0829.

2000 HONDA Accord LX, 4 door, all power, CD, low miles like new. Must see! 772-6519

1986 FORD F-150. Needs some work, $1,000 obo. (501) 843-3099

FISH TANK 10 gal, $20 obo. (501) 843-3099.

1992 TOYOTA Camry, 150k miles, good condition, $2800. 501-944-2677.

1996 FORD Marquis, red w/ red interior, $1800. Runs but needs work. 501-626-9985.

1981 FORD custom 150, 6 cylinder 3 speed with overdrive, good work truck, $500. 501-843-1721.

GOOD BASIC work truck red 1996, extended cab, Cheyenne Chevrolet $5,500 obo. Call Roxie, 501-626-9985.

2004 FORD Mustang silver with charcoal interior. Single owner, low mileage $10,000 obo. 776-8081. Beth.

97 PLYMOUTH Breeze, 4-cyl. power seats, windows, auto, good clean car. Must sell. $1,250 obo. Hm - 501-941-7948. Cell - 501-259-6442.

1990 LINCOLN Continental 4 door, automatic trans. maroon, good tires, new battery & muffler. Good body, trunk & hood needs painting. Good shape. $1500. 882-3028.

FOR SALE: 2001 Chevy Silverado reg. cab, 4.8L V-8, K&N system, exc. Cond., 80K, burnt orange, AM/FM/CD, alloy wheels. Serious inquiries only. 501-830-5802 Des Arc.

1999 TOYOTA Camry XLE, V6, leather interior, power sunroof, premium sound, excellent cond. perfectly maintained. 104k miles, $6,500. 501-941-8830

2005 NISSAN Altima payoff. 501-593-6888

15" tires w/ solid chrome rims, 10" wide, came off an F150 Ford, $600. 501-843-4582

1997 NISSAN Maxima, pearl white, auto, 124,300 miles, garage kept., non-smoker, $6,200. 843-8363. Call after 2.

1998 TOYOTA Carolla, 4 door, low miles, cd, all power, like new. Must see. 985-5569

2004 JEEP Wrangler X, less than 35k miles, soft top, manual, great condition, must sell ASAP. $16,000. 650-2011 or 940-8702

1985 GMC 1 ton dump truck 12' bed, runs good, $3,800. 501-454-7630 or 843-3158.

1976 DODGE RV 440, 25' long, 58,000 miles inside remodeled new 8 ply tires, all electric, $3,200 (501) 580-0912.

2004 CHEVY COLORADO, 4-door, 5-Cyl, 3.5L, 4X4, 42,500 miles, Z71 Susp, $16,500 OBO. Contact Matt at 501-982-1685.

FOR SALE: 1988 ACURA LEGEND L GOOD COND. $2500.00 PHONE 951-8097

2005 Mazda Tribute S, V-6, AWD, Loaded, Extra Clean, 70K miles, Call Joe- 590-2694. $16,000.00

2007 MITSIBISHI BRONZE ECLIPSE- Fully Loaded. 2002 HYUNDAI ACCENT 79,000 MILES $4300.00 OR BEST OFFER. Contact James 501-658-5362

1993 FORD Taurus GL. Power windows, locks, mirrors, seats. Auto. 176,000+ mi. $1500, John 773-8407

MAZDA Tribute "S" 2005, AWD, 70K, Loaded, Excellent Condition, $16,000. Call Joe @ 501-590-2694.

2004 40th Anniversary limited edition orange mustang, 40k, 3.8 V6 Auto, power locks, windows, keyless entry. Runs Great! $10,000. 501-882-6454

1985 CHEVY NOVA, needs works, runs half the time, $500 obo. 501-612-8771

2000 F250 4 door truck, 4x4, centerium package, $19,000. 605-6464

20' GOOSE neck stock trailer, $2,000. 605-6464

2002 DODGE Ram 1500, quad cab, 4x4, 57k miles, $15000 obo. 501-258-7687.

2002 DODGE Caravan SE, dual sliding doors, 70k miles, $6000 obo. 258-7687.

DISABLED man unable to drive selling a 1989 Buick Park Avenue, 1985 Cadillac El Dorado, 1991 Ford Bronco 2. 5 speed manual. 501-255-0829

1993 HONDA PRELUDE H22A JDM brand new H22 Tranny, new axles, Two sets of 18 inch rims, NOS, and a 15 inch speaker, cd player with 3 TV's. Call 580-3498. $3,000 obo.

CHEVROLET 2001 Cavalier, 2 door auto, ac, 5k miles, $5,500. 676-7130. Lonoke

20" TIS luxury rims for front wheel drive cars, good low profile tires, $1,500!! Call 501-563-2861.


2000 SPORTSTER 883 Hugger. Custom bars, forward controls, custom seat, many extras and Screamin Eagle parts. $6000 obo. Call Sean. 501-941-7730.

1989 SKIDOO, 2 person w/ trailer, new motor last summer, $1500. 350-7547.

BOAT FOR Sale: 14' V bottom with deck & trailer has seats, 10 hsp, Johnson motor. $600 obo. 628-4330.

2000 HONDA XR 70, daily driver, $750. 843-6900

2005 LAKE SPORT bass boat, 18 ft., 115 Yamaha, O/B, Fully loaded. 1996 Chev. Corvette, 37,000 miles, collector edition. 539-3917. Gary

MTD RIDING mower sale or trade for trailer call 501-556-4145.

2004 HONDA CBR, 600RR, black & silver only 3k miles, like new, $5,800 obo. Call 951-4887.

DUTCHMEN CLASSIC 1992, 26' pull behind, very good condition. $6,250. 501-834-4786.

1984 LUCRAFT 15' 6-person boat w/ 50hp Johnson, trailer, fish/depth finder, newer seats and carpet, 4 life jackets. Runs excellent $1100 obo. 501-676-2020

SUZUKI 2002 GZ-250. Windshield, excellent condition. 6400 miles, $1400. 606-6003. Cabot.

WILDERNESS YUKON ultra light 30 ft with slide out aluminum frame. Like new. $13,750. Contact 501-843-4038.

1991 DUTCHMEN 28' 5th wheel travel trailer, very clean, $5500. 870-589-3228. Beebe.

1993 BASS TRACKER Pro 17 w/ 40 hp Evanrood motor asking $4,000. For more info call 207-1233.

FOR SALE: 30' camper, brand new/used 2 times, must sale. A bargain at $18k. Call 985-5680 and leave a message if no answer.

99 POLARIS Trailboss 250. Needs starter rebuilt. You can pull start if you're big enough. Must sell $675 obo. Hm - 501-941-7940. Cell - 501-259-6442.

1996 KAWASAKI mule, model #2510, 4 wd., 469 hours, $4,500. 870-552-7774

2000 SPORTSTER Hugger 883, 7000 miles, forward controls, extra chrome, custom seats & bars, spoke wheels $5,500. Call Sean at (501) 941-7730.

1993 YAMAHA WaveRunner Pro VXR 43 hsp with trailer $1,600. (501) 580-0912

1998 POLARIS SLXH Jetski. 3 cylinder 120hp w/trailer. Only 112hrs on it. Runs great 60mph. Several new parts. Call 501-779-1555. Must sell.

2005, 30' goose neck, flatbed trailer, 5' dove tail, $5,000. 605-6464

2006 HONDA CRS 450, custom graphics, well maintained. Must go. $4,500 obo. 501-454-8765


WANTED: NEED PINT canning/ mayo jars, will pay reasonable price, 501-838-2018

WANTED: COLLECTOR buying older board war games, 1970's-80's. Avalon Hill, SPI, GDW...etc. Call 501-454-8762

NEED MATTRESSES in decent shape for 2 twin beds for my girls. Please call 501-834-6465. Leave message.

WANTED: free or real cheap, desktop or laptop computers, working or non-smoking. 985-8133.

WANTED: to buy a PSP, good condition and a good price. 952-9149 or 985-8133.

SENIOR CITIZEN in Cabot area looking for experienced tree cutter. Call (501) 843-0626.

WANTED: Reasonable building for outreach to reach out to people in need, 241-0130

WANTED: COLLECTOR buying old board war games. Avalon Hill, SPI, GDW....etc. Call 501-454-8762


TONEYVILLE area, about 4 acres, with 30' X 50' utility building, asking $16,500. Contact Micheal or Jody at (870) 670-5708 or (870) 371-0737.**


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.**

3 BEDROOM homes for rent starting at $700. Call Century 21 Real Estate Unlimited at 501-843-4473 for more details.**

TWO BEDROOM Mobile, $350 month + $250 deposit. Water paid & trash paid. 313 Robbins Road, Jacksonville 983-4630**

TWO BEDROOM Duplex $400 per month + $200 deposit. Water furnished. 3502 West Main, Jacksonville. 983-4630**

PRIVATE LOTS for Mobile Home, in city of Jacksonville, large tree-shaped lot with all city utilities, fenced & within walking distance of church, school, shopping. Nice & private with low traffic rate. $200 month with deposit. Call 988-5481 or 940-3588.**

4 BEDROOM 3 1/2 baths, 2800 sq. ft., 1 1/2 acres, 20X40 shop. No inside smokers or pets. $1,150 monthly. Call Rhonda Weeks RE/Max of Beebe (501) 882-0777.**

TWO 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath houses for rent. $750 month/ lease, $600 deposit. Extra clean, big fenced yards, appliances, Ward/ Cabot area. (501) 941-4099, (501) 941-0111*

FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house. Central Heat & Air, water & trash included. No Pets. Cabot Schools. $750 monthly + $375 deposit. Available now! References required. (501) 843-2159, (501) 605-2016*


3BR/2BA HOME on 2 ac. Large kitchen, big bdrms. Very clean home. Blue Hole Rd. 1 yr home warranty. Call David 501-281-3017. Coldwell Banker Complete Realty.**

FOR SALE: 106 Meadows Lane - New Fetcher Addition, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Bonus room above garage. 2100 sq. feet built in 2004. Call 944-6812 or 944-183 for appointment $175,000.**

EIGHT MONTH old, 6 Bedroom, 4 Bath home, sits on 6 wooded acres, at end of cul-de-sac, bonus room with efficiency kitchen. Buy now & choose carpet & appliance colors. $259,900 Call Brenda (501) 514-2250. Exit First Choice Realty.**

713 VINE STREET, Jacksonville- "Great House, Great Location"- 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, formal living room, Central Heat & Air, approximately 1557 sq. ft. Call for appointment (501) 982-6954 or 1-888-229-8973.**

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OBITUARIES >> 6-06-07

Zachary Baker

Cpl. Zachary D. Baker, 24, of Violonia passed away on Memorial Day, May 28. Baker was killed in action while conducting rescue operations in Normandy, Iraq. His vehicle was hit as his team was racing to the scene of a helicopter crash north of Baghdad.

He joined the Army in 2004, serving with Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division during his first tour in Iraq.

He was on his second tour with the troop.

His awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge and The Expert Marksmanship Badge.

Zack graduated from Vilonia High School in 2002. He was a good husband, father, son and brother who loved his family, his platoon, the Red Sox and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Zack was strong in his Christian belief and was an inspiration to others in his faith.

He is survived by his wife, Christina and son, Andrew of North Little Rock; mother and father, Kenneth, Jr., and Sandra Welcher of Vilonia; a brother, Shane Baker of Quitman; a sister, Kara Welcher of Vilonia; grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. David Jones of North Little Rock; grandfather, Kenneth Welcher, Sr., of Cabot; one great-grandmother, Berniece Jones of Jacksonville; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. at the same location on Friday, June 8. Burial will be at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.

John Cash

John Alexander Cash, 16, of Lonoke went to be with the Lord on June 1, resulting from an automobile accident. Alex was born on July 27, 1990 in Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his papa, Nolen Cash.

He is survived by his parents, Melvin and Canderia “Candi” Cash of Lonoke; brother, Chad and wife Lynnae Hart of Cabot; nephew, Cade Hart; his Paw and Nanny, Ronald and Bobbie Homsher of Austin, and Josephine “Me-Me” Cash of Lonoke; uncles, Larry and wife Phyllis Cash, Dennis and wife Sandra Homsher, Jerry Homsher, Lewis and wife Sissi Homsher; aunts, Brenda “BB” Kee, Jan and husband David Brown, and many cousins. Alex would have been a senior at Lonoke High School in the fall of 2007. Alex was full of life, always had a smile, and never met a stranger.

Alex excelled in and loved sports. He was quarterback of the Lonoke Jackrabbits football team. He will be greatly missed by friends Jessica Plummer, Heather Strickland, Corey Miller, Derek Dill, Colby Lehew, Eric Roland, Matthew Bryant, Matt Horton, Luke and Carrie Mitchell, Joseph Swedic, Coach Jones and many others.

Funeral services were June 4 at Lonoke Baptist Church, with interment in Lonoke Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Pallbearers were Chad Hart, Larry Cash, Scott Cash, Stuart Cash, Dennis Homsher and Jerry Homsher. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Lonoke High School football team.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Y.B. King

Y.B. King, 83, of Beebe died June 2. He was born April 10, 1924 in Romance to Butler and Viola King.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice King; sister, Offie Cloninger; brother, Jeff King; and son-in-law, Lanny Weeks.

He is survived by a brother, Monroe King and wife Dorene; a son, LeRoy Ramsey and wife Delores of Beebe; five daughters, Joyce Willix and husband Richard of North Carolina, Alice Chambers, Neva Roe and Linda Weeks, all of Beebe, and Kathey Harper and husband William of Ward; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home with burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Sharon Lee

Sharon Rose Lee, 60, of Jacksonville passed away June 1 in North Little Rock. She was born Sept. 15, 1946 in North Little Rock to the late Oscar and Mary Smart. Her children, Tammy Lee Falcone and Darrell Wayne Lee preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Sammy Lee, Sr.; and son, Sammy Lee, Jr., both of Jacksonville; three brothers, Jerry Smart and wife Lillian of North Little Rock, Wayne Smart and wife Pat of Jacksonville, and Rodney Smart and wife Betty of Floyd; one sister, Sheila Childs and husband Ronny of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Chris, Angela and Amanda all of Maumelle.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at Arkansas Memorial Gardens in North Little Rock. Arrangements will be by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Tommy Lackey

Tommy Lynn Lackey, 58, passed away June 2. He was born June 28, 1948 in Stuttgart to the late Dorthy Rettig and Ralph Lackey Sr. He graduated from Lonoke High School in 1966; he was a Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He enjoyed playing golf with his son, spending time with his granddaughters, and dogs, Elvis and Lucky. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for nearly 30 years and was a friend and co-worker of many at the Park Hill Post Office in North Little Rock.

Survivors include his son, Joshua Lackey of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Teresa Lucardie and husband Mick of Riverview, Fla.; his granddaughters, Haley Lackey and Kara Lucardie of Riverview, Fla; his siblings, Ralph Lackey and wife LaRose Lackey of Lonoke, Carol Ann Taylor of Metarie, La., and Scott Rettig of North Little Rock.

The viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Boyd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8 at Lonoke First United Methodist Church, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Bobby Matlock

Bobby Matlock, 56, of Bismark died June 4. He was born Nov. 15, 1950 in Quantah, Texas, to the late Raymond and Betty Jean Marsh Matlock.  

He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Matlock, and sister, Linda Crutchfield. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock. He loved music and was a talented musician. He is survived by five children, Bobby Matlock, Jr., Phillip Matlock, Katrina Matlock, Patricia Sinor and Amy Armstrong, all of North Little Rock; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral service by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock with Rev. J.N. Holmes officiating.

John Breaux

John Albert Breaux, 68, of Jacksonville went to be with the Lord May 31 in Jacksonville. He was born June 13, 1938 in Baton Rouge, La., to the late John Albert and Dolly Seguin Breaux. He served his country in the Army and the Army Reserves. He was willing to help others and enjoyed caring for children of all ages.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah “Peggy” Breaux of the home; stepsons, Tom Disilvestro and wife Kelley of Allen, Texas, and John Sellers and wife Peggy of Philadelphia, Pa.; sister-in-law, Margaret Latham of Boise, Idaho; and grandchildren, Joseph and Elizabeth Disilvestro, and Brendan and Nina Sellers.

A memorial service was June 3 at the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home.

EDITORIALS>>Why we’re paying more

If you buy your electricity from Entergy you will be pleased to know that beginning this month you will help pay the light bills every month for nearly 2 million people and businesses in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The charity will be figured into your monthly bill. You should gain an even deeper appreciation for the durable packhorse.

The state Public Service Commission theoretically could force Entergy Arkansas to absorb the cost of the $251 million annual subsidy to the southernmost customers of the Entergy system rather than pass it on to residential, industry and wholesale customers in Arkansas like you, but that is harsh medicine for the company and we do not expect it.

But the commission should give the customers the full measure of doubt and require the company and its holding company and shareholders to bear much of the burden.

This has been a bitter pill for Arkansas people for more than two decades. Federal regulatory appointees of President Ronald Reagan first ordered Arkansas ratepayers to help Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas customers of Entergy pay their electricity production costs in 1986 when Mississippi and Louisiana were building big nuclear plants and the building costs had gone through the roof after Three Mile Island.

Arkansas had built its two nuclear units at Russellville in the 1960s when the costs were much lower, and Arkansas customers bore the costs of nuclear construction and generation alone. The Reagan administration said Arkansas should help Mississippi and Louisiana pay the higher costs down there, although Arkansas by 1981 had negotiated an end to the 1970s agreement to share generating costs evenly.

Now the George W. Bush administration has ordered a new sharing arrangement, with Arkansas customers the packhorse again. See, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas have benefited for decades from absurdly cheap natural gas, which allowed the Entergy companies there to generate electricity very inexpensively while Arkansas, without such plentiful supplies, had to convert to nuclear power and then expensive Wyoming coal, which comes into Arkansas by vast trains.

But natural gas prices have gone through the roof and it has become costly to run all those gas-powered generators across the coast. So the Louisiana Public Service Commission once again went to the energy regulators in Washington for relief.
Again, they ordered Arkansas to help the southern companies and their customers out by sending a little subsidy — $251 million this year — to the five southern operating companies.

If the PSC next week grants a rate increase requested by Entergy Arkansas that includes money to pay the subsidies, your bill should go up about 12 percent. Thanks to you, some 1.95 million customers in the coastal states will get credits on their monthly bills for the rest of the year. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will maintain that it’s all just legalities and not politics.

Just because Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi carry more clout with the Republican administration than does Arkansas, they will insist, does not mean that Bush’s men would favor the big companies on the coast over Arkansas.

But the law is always interpreted in their favor. FERC recognized the original agreement among the subsidiaries of the big holding company to share costs but then dismissed the next agreement in which Arkansas was severed from the arrangement. Doesn’t count, the regulators said.

And the federal courts agreed. Antonin Scalia, Mr. Justice Republican, wrote the opinion that saddled Arkansas ratepayers with the burden of bailing out the southern companies for their lack of foresight.

Gov. Mike Beebe’s spokesman got it right. Recalling that Beebe as attorney general had opposed the Louisiana campaign to make Arkansas pay, he said, “This is what the Bush administration decided had to be done. We don’t think it’s good for Arkansas ratepayers, but the final say lies with the federal government.”

We know your charitable impulses will prevail. We were poor, but we shared what we had with those who were better off.

Ernie Dumas writes editorials for the Leader.

EDITORIALS>>Huck’s tax falls flat

If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. In a political campaign, make that always. So it is with Mike Huckabee’s FAIR Tax, which he regularly promises to implement if he is elected president. The FAIR Tax — a heavy national sales tax of around 25 percent — is not original with the former governor.

It has been promoted by a congressman and TV host. They are trying to get presidential candidates committed to it to give the crazy nostrum some momentum. Huckabee has obliged.

To hear them tell it, by supplanting federal income taxes with the national sales tax, Americans would be rid of the intrusive Internal Revenue Service and everyone in America would be better off financially.

Economic growth would surge, retirees would be happier and more prosperous, young and middle-aged people would have more money to spend, and we would achieve an unprecedented level of freedom. The good times would never end.
The tax would be levied at a level that would produce exactly the same money that the current tax code produces so that services would not be cut. They estimate that it would be less than 25 percent, although others calculate that the tax would have to exceed 30 percent.

That is an extra 30 percent on your groceries, your doctor bill, the barber, the kid who mows your grass, your gasoline buy. Every single transaction in America would be taxed. Everyone would be a tax collector. Who would miss the IRS?
A sales tax ordinarily is terribly unfair because it lands most heavily on poor and middle-income people and those with great wealth hardly feel it.

But the FAIR Tax is supposed to be different because the federal government would cut a check every month to every single American reimbursing him or her for the estimated taxes a poor person pays for subsistence. The assumption of the authors is that people of great wealth would pay an inordinate amount of the sales taxes because they can spend more, so everyone else would come out way ahead.

Every legitimate study of consumption shows that to be a phony assumption. Every businessman and probably every consumer in America would soon be calling for heads to roll.

If Huckabee is somehow elected president, the FAIR Tax will not be enacted. Congress will never take a shot in the dark that would put the resilient American economy at such risk. Pin your campaign on something else, governor — besides your wit.

TOP STORY >>Mayors discuss their needs

Leader staff writer

The turnout for the first meeting of the mayors of Lonoke County was not as good as planned, but those who did attend got to mingle with State Sen. Bobby Glover, area business leaders, school officials and the new commander at Little Rock Air Force Base before settling in to listen to a presentation on how to clean up a city.

Counting himself, Cabot Mayor Eddie Joe Williams expected at least six of the county’s 10 mayors to attend. But except for Danny Maynard, mayor of England, the only ones who came were from north Lonoke County. Ray Glover, mayor of Carlisle, had a council meeting, and there was a death in the family of Wayne McGee, mayor of Lonoke.

But if the attendance was less than hoped for, the atmosphere appeared to be conducive to building relationships, which was what the Cabot mayor had in mind when he asked the Cabot Chamber of Commerce to find sponsors for the event.
Col. Wayne Schatz, commander of the 314th Airlift Wing since May 16, set the tone for the meeting when he talked about how much he appreciated Lonoke County for providing housing for more than 40 percent of the airmen stationed at the base.

“We appreciate everything you do to take care of them,” Schatz said.

He added that since 300 new jobs will be added at the base within the next year, area cities can expect more. Williams said the catalyst for the meetings was a six-week-long leadership-training program (sponsored by the Lonoke County Coalition for Progress) where the mayors talked one day about how hard it is to keep a city clean.

Williams said he thought immediately about the twice-a-year cleanup programs run by Cabot City Beautiful. But he said he also knows that the factory coming soon to England that will build parts for equipment used in the developing gas industry will also benefit Cabot.

The factory will employ about 175 people. It will be good for the county and what’s good for the county is good for Cabot, he said. The area leaders who gathered for the 30-minute “meet and greet” did not stay for the presentation by Matt Webber with Cabot City Beautiful. Webber said about 400 volunteers work the spring cleanup when area residents, including several outside the city limits, dispose of everything from old tires and batteries to household chemicals and cans of paint.

The city donates about $15,000 to help pay for the services of a trash company and a company that disposes of hazardous materials and Cabot City Beautiful pays about $5,000. But Webber told the mayors, which included Ward Mayor Art Brooke and Austin Mayor Bernie Chamberlain, that the service would cost $47,536 if it was hired out.

The England mayor said that in addition to trash, his city had a problem with abandoned houses and overgrown yards. Williams said he believed Cabot had an ordinance that might help him. The group will get together again the first Thursday in August at city hall in England, hopefully with more mayors in attendance.

Williams promised to see what he could find in the city’s code book that might benefit England. And all four agreed that getting together just to talk was something they would like to try for a while.

TOP STORY >>Charges filed against official stun friends

Leader staff writers

Former comptroller Ron Quillin, charged Monday with embezzling $42,000 from Pulaski County coffers, was free on a $35,000 bond Tuesday, leaving friends and officials stunned and feeling betrayed.

Quillin, said to be cooperating with the investigation, nonetheless pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts of theft of property, two felony counts of forgery and a misdemeanor count of abuse of office when he appeared before District Judge Wayne Gruber Tuesday morning.

Quillin’s next court appearance is set for Aug. 2.

Quillin was arrested by the sheriff’s office without incident Monday morning at the Bank of the Ozarks near the intersection of LaHarpe and Chester streets, where he apparently was making a transaction.

“The FBI’s public-corruption task force helped with the investigation,” according to Sheriff Doc Holladay.

Quillin’s alleged crimes began in January 2006, continuing until recently, according to county officials. “This is a sad, sad day for Pulaski County,” said Pulaski County Quorum Court member Bob Johnson, R-Jacksonville.
“This is one of my friends (probably) going to jail,” Johnson said Tuesday afternoon. “I’m in shock. He’s never lied to me or deceived me.

“We would sit together at meetings,” Johnson said. “He was an avid baseball fan and so am I.”

County Judge Buddy Villines, who earlier this year promoted Quillin to county director of administration, replacing Ron Copeland, said he’s run the gamut of emotions regarding the man he used to rely upon in financial matters.

Mike Hutchins, the former Faulkner County comptroller, is now Pulaski County comptroller. The position of director of administration, vacated when Quillin left April 30 to become the chief financial officer of the state’s Medicaid program for the state Department of Health and Human Services, will be left open for now, Johnson said.

Julie Munsell, spokesman for DHHS, said following Quillin’s arrest that the state has put him on administrative leave.
“A person in a trusted position with knowledge and intent can find a way to ... break into the system,” according to Villines.
He said a county employee alerted him May 24 that she was concerned about an account “outside county government.” The next day, staff found “what appeared to be misappropriation of funds,” said the judge. After that, things moved pretty fast, he said.

“You do what you can to keep this from happening, but when it does, you act decisively,” Villines said. County attorney Karla Burnett met with investigators from the sheriff’s office on Memorial Day and that office took over the investigation, he said.

The county hired Quillin in 1994 for beaver control, an entry-level position, and he worked his way up through six positions to become the county’s top employee, Villines said. “At every level he performed well. There was no indication he might be a risk. It baffles me.”

The money in question came in the form of rebates or special revenues that go to the comptroller for coding, rather than through the treasurer’s office.

JP Johnson said a special meeting of the quorum court committee chairs had been called for June 12 to “figure out what happened,” to discuss options and try to implement additional safeguards. This year’s county budget includes $50,000 to hire an outside consultant—a lawyer or a CPA—to review the county’s finances, so the quorum court can get some professional help.

Johnson, the head of the budget committee and himself a CPA, said it was too early to know whether or not more than $42,000 had been taken. The county started a ways-and-means committee to keep closer watch over county revenues and expenses.

At this press conference, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley explained that each of the Class B felonies carry a maximum prison term of 5 to 20 years and a $15,000 fine and each Class C felony has a maximum prison term of three to 20 years and a $10,000 fine.

Jegley vented his frustration over the “abuse-of-office” being classified as a misdemeanor. This misdemeanor charge allows for only for a maximum fine of $500.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

TOP STORY >>Squeezing budget may allow hiring

Leader staff writer

A scheduled meeting of the budget committee of the Cabot City Council was called off Monday night because the budget manager was on vacation and not available to explain to members where the money to pay the salaries of three new firefighters would come from.

Mayor Eddie Joe Williams cut eight city positions after he took office in January, including one from his staff, and said then that anyone who resigned from the police and fire departments would not be replaced.

Pressure from firefighters and the public has helped change his mind, but where will the money (about $150,000) to hire the firefighters come from? The mayor has already answered that question. More cuts are likely.

Without using the phrase “layoffs” Williams said last week he would have to trim the budgets of other city departments to pay for the firefighters.

“All departments will become stakeholders in solving this problem,” he said. Figures provided by Dale Walker, the budget manager, showed that 88 percent of the budget is salaries and benefits and that is too much, he said.

The firefighters say that since three have resigned and two have been deployed, their numbers are so low that only two are on staff at each of the three stations. And if they answer a fire call, they won’t have enough backup to keep them safe. Williams says that since all three fire stations respond to fires it is unlikely that the first to respond would not have sufficient backup. Still, he said he is allowing Fire Chief Phil Robinson to hire the firefighters he says he needs.

The city was behind on paying its bills and owed about $1 million when he took office, Williams said. Laying off eight employees cut about $500,000 from the 2007 budget. But the mayor said he is determined to build enough reserve that, at the very least, he won’t have to worry about making payroll in the months with five paydays.

TOP STORY >>Meeting, lawsuit, appraisal add fuel

Leader staff writers

Sherwood’s Public Facilities Board met for the first time in six years Monday afternoon to appoint two new members to the board, possibly in preparation of an upcoming purchase by the board of the North Hills Country Club.

At the same time, the appraiser, Ron Bragg, was meeting with the city engineer as he begins his final stages of his report on the golf course.

City Attorney Steve Cobb said the appraisal is a “pretty complex report and we are eager to see it, but we want Mr. Bragg to be comfortable about his report. We want it to be a quality document.”

The attorney said he wasn’t sure when the report would be completed, but expected it to be soon.

Cobb also said the city has completed its answer to a lawsuit filed against Sherwood over the moratorium it placed on any building, rezoning or revamping of the golf course. The city had 20 days to file its response. “I expect it to be officially filed by the end of the week,” Cobb said.

The facilities board last met in 2001, when it purchased Sherwood Forest for the city. It was shortly after that meeting that the board went from five to three members.

Sherwood’s facilities board has also helped acquire the ballpark, swimming pool and the police and courts building, and would be the entity to purchase the North Hills Country Club property if the city decided to go that route. Interim Mayor Bill Harmon said the city couldn’t buy the property directly, but it could be purchased through the city’s facility board, just like the board did with Sherwood Forest.

“The facility board bought it and the city paid the board back,” Harmon said. If Harmon uses the facilities board to purchase the golf course, the board’s ability to issue bonds to finance a purchase of the property would eliminate placing the purchase on a public ballot for the residents’ vote.

The Sherwood Public Facilities Board would buy the property, and then it could lease the property to the city for the amount of the monthly payments. A feasibility study, paid for by the city, recommended the city’s purchase price be $1.5 million for the 106-acre North Hills Country Club.

Developers have offered more than $5 million for the property, as recently as April. Bob Dawson, a former city attorney, and Bob Franks, a former president of the North Hills Country Club, were elected and sworn in as board members during its 15-minute meeting.

Linda Napper, a former campaign manager for the mayor, Forrest Penny and Jack Wilson complete the board and have been members since it last met.

Harmon called the board meeting to fill the voids left after one member, John Schism, resigned and another, Randy Hall, died.
The Sherwood council ap-proved the ordinance creating a Public Facilities Board in 1978 under Mayor B.E. Henson.
The ordinance is based on a 1975 state law that allows for the organization of a Public Facilities Board.

The state law says these boards can have numerous purposes, “including the developing and providing for decent, safe and sanitary residential housing.”

The board was empowered “to win, acquire, construct, reconstruct, extend, equip, improve, operate, maintain, sell, lease, contact concerning or otherwise detail in or dispose of residential housing facilities or any interest in such facilities.”
The board has the authority to issue bonds and “obtain funds and revenues for the accomplishment of any authorized public facilities projects.”

And according to the ordinance, bonds issued by the Public Facilities Board do not obligate or add debt to the city.
In 1982, the ordinance was revamped, giving he board authority to provide “financial assistance to encourage the development and establishment of public facilities projects.”

The Sherwood City Council, at its April meeting, placed a six-month moratorium on the property, stopping any preliminary or actual construction, redesign or planning work on the golf course.

The moratorium led Jim Rodgers, one of the property owners, to file an appeal in Pulaski County Circuit Court asking for the moratorium to be declared void. The city has until early next week to respond to the appeal. The moratorium caused the $5.1 million purchase of the course by businessman Ron Campbell to fall through.

But Campbell plans to make another $5 million offer for the purchase of the North Hills golf course, and is willing to go from a 200-unit development of $300,000 to $400,000 homes, down to 34 homes and keep nine holes as a golf course.
Campbell said his design would give the city the green space it wants, without the expense.

TOP STORY >>Planner resigns, says city

Leader staff writer

A lifelong resident of Jacksonville who recently spent two years as chairman of the city’s planning commission believes inconsistencies have hurt the city dearly.

“We’ve allowed some things, then we’ve not allowed those things,” Mark Stroud said. “And that makes developers leery of coming and working with the city.”

The former chairman quickly added that the planning commission has done a better job of being proactive over the past few years, but really stubbed its toes on the townhouse issue last year.

Last year, developer Tim McClurg came to the commission with a sketch plan to build townhouses on the west side of Main Street, west of Emma Street. The commission turned down the sketch plan. “But we (the commission) told him verbally what changes needed to be done for us to accept the idea. It was understood that when he came back with the changes that we were going to accept it,” Stroud said.

McClurg came back with the changes, and the commission turned it down again.

“We indirectly promised him something and then yanked it away. That’s how developers lose confidence in us,” Stroud said.
He blames part of the problem on politics.

“We can always vote the will of the people who show up at the meetings. We have to look at what is good for the whole city. We have to look 20 years ahead, not at just who is at a meeting,” Stroud said.

Stroud, who is moving and resigned last month from the commission, believes the commission needs to gain a better understanding of townhouses before the issue comes up again.

“Townhouses are not apartments, but individual homes that happen to be right up against each other. The format gives the developer the density he needs to make a successful investment, and the owners pay into an association that pays for the upkeep of the grounds. You have houses with low maintenance that are aesthetically pleasing,” Stroud said.

He believes there is a niche in the local market for townhouses, and “that need is not being addressed,” he says.

Stroud says townhouses are a good buy for retired persons, busy single-parent families, young families and busy single individuals as well.

In mid-September, McClurg took his townhouse plan to the commission for the third time in less than year, trying to get some version approved.

His plan called for 25 single-family homes to serve basically as a buffer between Western Hills subdivision and then 34 townhouses to be built on the western side of McClurg’s planned subdivision. The townhouses would have had minimum square footage of 1,200 feet.

“I’m not building something that will hurt my home sales. This is something good for Jacksonville and good to have on its Main Street,” McClurg said.

But a room full of opposition caused the commission to once against side against McClurg. As chairman, Stroud had no vote unless there was a tie.

TOP STORY >>Pit bulls squeezed out

Leader staff writers

As Jacksonville’s ban on pit bulls gets ready to go into effect in 11 days—June 17—Sherwood is seeing more of the dogs and that city has had them banned since 1987.

At the time of the ban, Sherwood had a number of bad incidents involving the breed, according to Robin Breaux of Sherwood Animal Control.

“We’ve seen more pit bulls in the past few weeks than we have in years,” said Breaux. She doesn’t think it ties in with Jacksonville’s ban. “It’s just a coincidence,” she said.

The Beebe City Council, during a special meeting Tuesday, decided to ban pit bulls, too, knowing that Sherwood, Lonoke and Jacksonville have already banned them and that Cabot is headed in that direction.

Council members briefly examined the Lonoke ordinance, the same one Cabot is considering, and decided they don’t want to grandfather the dogs already in the city. They asked City Attorney Mark Derrick to prepare an ordinance for the June meeting that would give owners 60 days to get rid of the dogs.

Some wanted the ban in effect almost immediately, but Alderman Les Cossey said if the pit bull owners are renters, they will need at least 60 days to find new housing. Leonard Fort, the city’s code-enforcement officer, said two families with pit bulls, one from Lonoke and one from Des Arc, have moved to Beebe within the past three weeks.

“We have an abundance of pit bulls,” Mayor Mike Robertson said about the need to pass some version of the Lonoke ordinance.

Alderman Janice Petray agreed. “They’re everywhere,” she said. Petray also agreed with Cossey that a 60-day grace period was long enough. “I think 60 days is good,” she said. “By the end of the summer, it will all be over with.”

Meanwhile, Linda Sakiewicz and her crew at Jacksonville animal control have been fielding numerous calls about the new ordinance and what pit bull owners must do to keep their pets. “We’ve already had about a dozen owners register their dogs,” she said.

Breaux and other Sherwood animal control officers recently captured a pair of large pit bulls at the edge of the woods off Warden Road.

“It was a male and a female. The female was the most vicious pit bull I’ve seen in my 11 or 12 years here,” Breaux said.
Jacksonville aldermen voted unanimously May 17 to ban pit bulls from the city. Jacksonville’s actions follow Lonoke, which banned the breed earlier in May.

Alderman Bob Stroud, who sponsored the ban, told the standing-room-only crowd at the May council meeting, “Personally, I’d rather there not be another pit bull on this earth than to have a child maimed, hurt or attacked.”

The ordinance bans all pit bulls, most bulldogs or any mixed breed that is predominantly pit bull.

Pit bulls in the city when the ban goes into effect will be allowed to stay if the owner can show proof that the animal was licensed prior to the new ordinance, has proof of rabies vaccination and the owner is at least 21. The dog will also have to be spayed or neutered, registered and have a licensed veterinarian implant a computer chip into the animal for identification and tracking purposes.

Breaux said most of the pit bulls picked up by Sherwood animal control are found running loose. “Occasionally we get one from a new resident who was unaware of our ban,” she said. Most of the time the pit bulls are euthanized.

“We have no choice. We can’t take the risk of the dog attacking a person or another animal,” she said. Sometimes the pit bulls brought in are super friendly. “If we truly believe it is a friendly dog, we’ll contact a pit bull rescue group and try to get them to place the dog. The rescue group always makes sure the dogs go to good homes and are well taken care of.”

Monday, June 04, 2007

SPORTS>>Sylvan Hills gets payback

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It took everything they had, but Sylvan Hills swept Gwatney Chevrolet in an American Legion Class A and AAA doubleheader Tuesday night at Kevin McReynolds Field. The A Bruins needed a run by Cody Cormier in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 5-5 tie as the time limit expired, and the AAA squad had to hold off a stubborn Jacksonville team in the finale for a 10-7 win.

The evening got off to a late start from its scheduled time of 6 p.m., and they were only an hour away from midnight when Bruins reliever Tony Pavan struck out Carry Simena in the top of the seventh inning to end the marathon affair.

The first two innings had the look of a Sylvan Hills blowout, as the Bruins racked up a 7-0 lead. But the Chevy boys would not fade quietly into the night, however, as they answered three of those scores in the top of the third inning before pulling to within a single score in the top of the sixth inning when Zach Thomas plated Simena with a dripper to shallow left field.
That would make it 8-7, but Sylvan Hills was able to add a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth to secure the win.
The hits came easy for the Bruins in the opening innings. Leadoff batter Taylor Roark got things going with a single in the bottom of the first. Nathan Eller would also single from the two-hole slot before SH starting pitcher Ross Bogard drove in Roark with a sacrifice bunt.

Eller would then score on a single by Joe Gardener to give the Bruins a 2-0 after one. Blaine Sims singled to start the bottom of the second inning for Sylvan Hills, and advanced on a bunt by Shane Graham.

It went back to the top of the order at that point, and Roark was walked to put two on. One run scored on a fielding error off a smack to second base by Bogard, and the next scored on the second single of the night for Gardener. Before the inning was up, Ryan Wood and T.C. Squires both added to the hit totals for Sylvan Hills with a pair of singles, and Gardener came in to give the Bruins a seemingly comfortable 7-0 lead.

Gwatney needed to score in order to stay in the game in the top of the third inning. During their first two turns, the Chevy boys only managed one hit in the top of the first against Bogard, but the bats finally warmed up for the third, with the first five batters reaching base.

Leadoff batter Adam Ussery was the first to make it on, and a single for Blake Mattison put two runners on before Cameron Hood drove in Ussery with a single for the first Jacksonville score of the game. Hood would eventually make it in himself, and Zach Thomas would add the third run for Gwatney after a single put him on the diamond.

The Bruins started to work towards shortening the game in the bottom of the fourth inning, but would only manage one run from Wood to increase their lead to 8-4.

Bogard had an up-and-down game at the mound for Sylvan Hills. The UALR signee struck out nine batters through five and two thirds innings, but also gave up nine hits to Gwatney, including a double to Thomas that would lead to a score in the top of the fifth inning. Hood got the first run of the inning for Jacksonville when he reached on an error and crossed on a passed ball. The two runs cut the Bruins lead to 8-6, and Gwatney took advantage of Bogard’s increasing fatigue one inning later.
Simena came away with an infield single to start things off for Gwatney in the top of the fifth, and advanced on a solid bunt by Ussery. Bogard looked as if he had things in hand at that point with his ninth strikeout, but when he tagged Hood hard with the ball one batter later, Bruins coach Mike Bromley pulled him and went with fellow future DIer Pavan.

The ASU signee got off to a shaky start when Thomas sent his second offering of the game into left field to score Simena, but he then struck out four of his last five batters, including one that would have ended the game until the third strike got by SH catcher Roark to allow the Jacksonville runner to make it on.

Chris Eastham and Sims added the final two scores for the Bruins in the bottom of the sixth. Eastham tagged on a fly to center from Roark, and Sims was driven in by a single from Nathan Eller for the game’s final run.

SPORTS>>Cabot golfer puts name on Wonderboys’ roster

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Graduated Cabot student-athlete Jacob Trammell became the second Panther in less than a week to sign a scholarship with Arkansas Tech University. Trammell, a two-sport athlete for Cabot, will play golf for the Wonderboys’ program after a recent change of heart.

Trammell is a two-time All-Conference winner and was named All-State after his senior season, but the fine arts college in Russellville wasn’t his first choice.

“I actually had my mind set on going down to (Ouachita Baptist) until I got in touch with coach Faulkner,” Trammell said. “I went up there and he basically made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He gave me full tuition.”

Faulkner called Cabot athletic director Johnny White to inquire about Trammell. White passed the message on to Trammell, who called and set up a visit to the campus. During his visit, he played a round of golf with some of the current ATU players, and shot even par. Faulkner told him after the round that he had a scholarship if he wanted it.

“That’s pretty much it,” Trammell said. “OBU couldn’t offer full tuition to golfers because that would be so much money.”
Trammell, who also started at point guard for the basketball Panthers, has been a golfer since the age of seven. He started playing in junior tournaments in the Arkansas State Golf Association at the age of 12.

Last summer, his last season as at the junior level, Trammell had three top three finishes, including a win in Monticello. He finished second last season at Pine Bluff and third at Burns Park in North Little Rock. He didn’t play well at the high-school state meet last fall, but his reputation was established and the recruitment was underway.

“I had a bad round at state,” Trammell said. “The course was pretty tough. Things don’t always work out. I had a pretty good senior year though.”

Trammell indeed did have a good senior year. He finished with a one-over stroke average for the season. Trammell was also an avid hoopster, and will miss the sport. He is part of third-year coach Jerry Bridges’ first sophomore class, and says he immensely enjoyed his high-school career.

“I loved it,” Trammell said. “It was really hard work and everything, but I love the game. Playing it was just awesome.”
Trammell already knows what avenue he wants to pursue academically. “I’m going to study pre-dentistry,” Trammell said. “I’ve just thought about being a dentist for a long time, so I figured I would try it out.”

Trammell reports to ATU on August 18, and says he’ll just take things easy this summer.

“I’m too old to play ASGA now. I think I’ll play about three tournaments and just practice a lot. He (Faulkner) didn’t really tell me anything specific to work on, so I’ll just practice everything I guess.”

SPORTS>>Lady Lion wins heptathlon

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Girls high school track in the state of Arkansas undisputedly belongs to Searcy junior Whitney Jones. Jones entered the 2007 heptathlon at Cabot High School this week as the heavy favorite, and she did not disappoint. Her final point total of 4,885 was more than enough to take her second-straight heptathlon title, 670 points ahead of second-place finisher Kanesha Hicks of Pine Bluff.

Jones held a comfortable lead after the first day of the two-day event with 3,108 points, 466 ahead of Warren’s La Toya Marshall. Her only event wins came in the long jump and the 200-meter dash, but she broke personal bests in several other events, including a 4’9” measurement in the high jump, five inches better than her previous best of 4’4”.

Jones says this spring has been a little chaotic with all the attention towards her, but the chaos has not prevented her from enjoying herself.

“My indoor season was a lot more hectic,” Jones said. “I went to a lot of meets out of state preparing and lifting weights to get stronger and faster. But the indoor season is what really got me ready.”

Jones started 2007 off with open meets at the University of Kansas and University of Kentucky. She took first in the 200-meter dash in Kansas, and finished second in the long jump. Another second in the long jump came at Kentucky, along with a second-place in the triple jump. Her biggest pre-season splash garnered her national attention, when she made all-American in the triple jump with a 19’ jump.

The start of the indoor season in Arkansas saw Jones break four state records, including the long jump, triple jump and200-meter dash.

A knee injury before the 6A-Conference meet thwarted what might have been on an elite level for Jones, who started the meet undefeated in high school track up until that point. The strains of her injury showed, with Jones settling for second-place in the 400-meter run. She also took second in the 400 at state, which stood as her only loses in the entire 2007 season.

Her second-straight appearance at the Meet of Champs two weeks ago solidified Jones as the state’s best, winning all four of her events, and breaking her own MOC record from 2006 in the triple jump. “I knew I would have to do a lot better this year,” Jones said. “Because people knew who I was now, and would be gunning for me. I really haven’t had a lot of pressure this year, I’ve just been trying to work harder and get better.”

While she doesn’t have a particular school in mind for college, Jones does have what she refers to as a “Top-ten list of no particular order”, including Baylor, UCLA, Miami, Kansas State and the University of Florida. She says her biggest dream, however, is right around the corner in 2008.

“That is my biggest goal,” Jones said. “Is to be in the Olympics. I want to do the triple jump and the long jump. I want to try for it in the near future.”

Other area entries for the heptathlon included Bekah Miller of Cabot, who finished 18th out of the 39 entries with 3,137 total points. Beebe’s Jordan Kelly took home 26th place with 2,829 points, and Jones’ Lady Lion teammate Shaliha Anthony finished 30th with a final score of 2,655 points. Cabot sophomore Tori Hendrix took 35th place with 2,235 points in her first heptathlon appearance.