Wednesday, July 25, 2007

CLASSIFIEDS >> 07-25-07


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.

MADDOX RD. Baptist Church in Jax. Vacation Bible School, July 16-July 20. 6 pm - 8:30 pm nightly. Pastor Bobby Coe, 425-5135.

BAUGH CHAPEL Baptist Church Vacation Bible School. Game Day Central starting Sunday, July 8 - July 13, 6 pm - 8 pm. 5570 Hwy 319 W., Austin, AR.

PIGS FOR sale, all sizes. Call 501-284-0470, 501-516-6845.

FREE 11 month old black lab, food & bed for small price, housebroken, great with kids. 749-2216.

SHOPPING for new furniture? Trade in your old for new at the largest furniture store in 5 surrounding counties! Warehouse Furniture in Beebe 882-6638***


FULL CHARGE bookkeeper looking for full-time work in Jacksonville/Cabot area. Over 20 years experience. (501) 944-1239***


TRUCK RACK for a pickup, 55 width, 66 length- $85.

2005 Z71, 4x4 Chevy Colorado, 38K miles (all highway miles) $15,600 obo. 870-256-5059

1997 NISSAN MAXIMA, pearl white, garage kept, non smoker, excellent cond., $6,000 firm. Serious callers only. Call after 2 pm. 501-843-8363

2 510 Chevrolet Mag wheels, $15 each. 551-4451.

350 CHEVY engine, 10,000k miles, 4 bolt main. $700. Call 501-281-1224.

FOCUS 2000, 4 dr, $2750. 982-5137.

F150 1995 LWB, $1500. 982-5137.

FOR SALE: 1998 Dodge club cab. Excellent condition, new bed liner. Loaded. $5,500. Need to sell ASAP. 501-985-0225.

2000 HONDA Accord LX 4 door, all power, CD, like new. Must see 501-772-6519.

4 ALUMINUM wheels for a Chevy 15". 4 aluminum 16" wheels, 5 hole x 5 1/2 and other items. 501-982-3450.

'97 FORD Ranger PU, 6 cyl, ext. cab, 5 speed, perfect condition, bed liner, $4000.

1995 DODGE Caravan, 7 passenger, 124k miles, good tires, dependable, $2000. 501-676-2431.

2004 CHEVROLET Blazer, 50k miles, equity & pick up payment. 501-982-2574 or 501-351-1695.

1997 CHEVY 1500 ext. cab pick up w/ wheelchair lift, lifting platform & hand controls, good cond., 94k miles, $7500 obo. 501-250-6003 or 501-882-2049.

1975 NOVA Hatchback, 2 door original rally wheels, engine good, needs rebuilt transmission $1000. 1989 Ford Custom Van, power brakes, power steering, automatic, TV, VCR, Captain's chairs, needs transmission work $500. 501-470-6817 after 4m, El Paso.

FIBERGLASS TOPPER for long wheel base $100. Truckbed trailer for long wheel base $100. 4.3 V-6, just rebuilt, cost $1800, will sell for $800. 501-470-6817, El Paso.

2000 TOYOTA Avalon, excellent condition, 81k miles, metallic silver sunroof, leather. $10,300. 501-843-2123 Cabot.

2002 CHEVY Silverado Z71 Extended Cab. 68k miles. $12,900. 843-6900 or 831-9785.

2004 DODGE Ram Quad Cab SLT w/ 4.7L V8. Brand new tires. Very well maintained. 45k miles. $17,800/neg. 501-256-3223

1986 FORD Crown Victoria, 2DR, fuel injected, automatic, PS/PB/PDL, A/C works, AM/FM/cassette. Dependable -daily driver! $1,500 OBO. 501-259-8033 after 6PM. Cabot area.

03 FORD Exp XLT 4wd, Black w/ gr int, tow package, under warranty, $13200 Jacksonville 501-985-5634.

VALVE Grinding machine. Restored. Looks new. Black & Decker. $400. (501) 982-3450

BRAND NEW 2006 Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle Edition. Fully loaded Chrome detail. black with black cloth top 16,000 miles. V6. Automatic 501-982-5987. $24,000.

'89 JEEP Cherokee Laredo, 4.0, 4wd auto. Parts car w/title. Straight body, many new parts. $450 cash only. 882-2374

2004 CHEVY Cavalier - 4 Door $3,750 OBF - Needs TLC. Call - 501-941-5737.

LIKE NEW A/C Delco 2ton Port.Eng. Hoist- $150.00. Also misc. mechanics tools. Call 982-2402 btw 8a-8p only.

2006 NEW JEEP Wrangler Black, Cloth top black, Chrome detail Golden Eagle Edition, Fully loaded, V6, Automatic $23,999 501-982-5987.

1990 OLDSMOBILE 88, good condition, 117k miles, $950. Beebe. 882-5656

1990 LINCOLN Town Car, $1500. Call 501-231-8514.

1999 JEEP Grand Cherokee 4x4, black, 154k miles. $8000. Call 501-231-8514.

CHEVY VAN 1995, w/ remote elec. wheelchair lift, looks good, runs good, over 100k miles, $4000. 501-983-4766.

1972 FORD Galaxy 500, 2 door hardtop, V8, auto, $1200. 241-1013 or 960-6884.

'94 HONDA Accord, auto, ac, new tires, struts, cv joints and timing belt. Clean car, $3400 cash. 868-5135 or 626-2538.

20 INCH chrome wheels & tires $900 or best offer. Call Bobby Cousette at 256-5796.

ANTIQUE CAR 1970 Monte Carlo, white with blue vinyl top, black leather interior. One owner, real beauty, great condition $12,000. 501-831-1658.

CARGO TRAILER 24' enclosed 2001. $5500. 870-565-2801.

'91 2500 Chevy Cheyenne, new motor, needs paint job, $3000 firm. 501-541-2816.

1986 FORD F150 extended cab. Body in good condition, $1000 obo. 843-3099.

FACTORY TIRE and rim mud tires, 16" Chevrolet. Good cond. $200. 501-563-6429.

TOOLBOX FOR Nissan Titan pick up rail system, black, 8 months old, like new. $350. 501-843-0868. Call after 12 noon.

88 S10 Blazer, 2.8 auto, runs & drives, $700. 541-1562.

CHEVROLET 1988 Astro van, tan, seats 6, runs good, solid, new tires, alignment, needs paint & AC $1200.00. Cabot 501/350-4712

15" Aluminum Rims and Tires for 1993 Honda Prelude Si. $200 OBO. Call 202-315-8735 Rusty.

2005 FORD E150 work van with built in tool bins & boxes only 43,000 miles. Warranteed to 75000 miles auto a/c p/s p/b tilt cruise ladder racks. For sale at $17,000 Original cost over $24000. Call 988-9007. charlie

1976 VEGA- would make good drag car $300.00 or best offer. Complete car, 988-9007. Charlie

GETTING out of the hot rod business. Engines from 450 h.p. to builder engines. All small block chevys no reasonable offers refused charlie 988-9007.

2000 TOYOTA Camry XLE: Exceptional Condition. NADA $10,275 Retail, Asking $9,000. 501-843-2790 (Home)/ 501-259-1212 (Cell). Please do not call after 9 PM.

2005 VW Jetta- (Stock # 7JT3579t) Beautiful white, vw. Great gas mileage. Leather interior. Well taken care of and superclean. Call Kristin Strickland 982-5848.

2006 F-250 Amarillo Edition Limited, 36k, larial power roof. Collectors item. Call Justin @ 563-2779.

2006 FORD Mustang, low miles, exc. condition. Please call (501) 563-5741.

DODGE SINGLE cab, 7JT3776A, 4x4, 2003. Priced to sell. Call Billie @ 982-5848.

2007 HYANDAI Santa FE GLS V6, PW, PL, Auto, 3rd Row, Alloy wheels, wood grain, rear air, low miles, must see. Call Jeff Butler 256-3928.

2006 JEEP Rubicon V6, 4x4, black, alloy wheels, hard top, 6" lift, extra clean, under 6,500 miles. "Must See". Call Jeff Butler 256-3928.

1994 THUNDERBIRD, new transmission motor runs but needs work. Wire spoke rims, must sell or parting out. 501-563-6663 ask for CJ.

1989 GMC Vandura runs good has captains chairs and a tv, $2,000 obo. 501-983-4060 or 501-258-3159.

1999 PONTIAC Grand AM GT, 130K, new transmission, power, AC, 4-door, fog lights, well maintained, cd, needs power steering pump. Call 815-222-1990. $2500 obo. Black paint.

1997 NISSAN MAXIMA GXE, great, gas mileage, 28 miles per gallon pearl white, 124K miles, garage kept, nonsmoker. Serious calls only after 2 pm. $6000 firm. 843-8363

MG MIDGET 1979-Excellent condition, 49,500 miles, new top, white, $3500. 983-1452.

OLD LADY has a 2004 Hundai Accent, gold colored car to sell. 12,500 miles, will take $7800. 843-3092 in Cabot.

1969 FORD F100, motor has been board and stroked. 403 cubic inches, runs great. 501-988-9939. Ask for Nick or Kelley.

2006 DODGE Grand Caravan, 6-cylinder, auto, blue, like new & very clean, 15,000 miles, left & right auto sliding doors, auto trunk, universal garage door opener, rear air conditioning, stow & go seating. $24,900 call (501) 743-8171 or (501) 743-8130.

TRUCK RACK for pick-up. 55 in. width, 66 in. length. $85. (501) 983-1445

14 INCH Tire, $10. (501) 983-1445

FRONT CAP for '77 Chevrolet & other parts. 983-4630.

Maroon "LEER" Camper Shell for Chevy S10 Pick-up. Please call if interested. 501-882-5071.

1998 DODGE Grand Caravan, Gold, 123,000 miles, runs well, transmission rebuilt in 06, $3100 o.b.o., call Larry 240-5081.


99 CHEVY silverado ext cab excellent condition $9,000 OBO. 501 882 2910

2005 NISSAN sentra 1.8s cd power everything excellent condition. $9,500 OBO 501 882 2910

Must Sell!! 2001 Lanos Daewoo $2600.00. Call 240-3342

BLACK fiberglass Contico Brand 5 ft tool box for P/U double doors can e mail pics in elpaso area $20.00. Call 501 796 4513 before 7 pm.

2003 1800 Goldwing ABS w/ 2006 CSC Cobra Trike Conversion Kit Candy Apple Red. Lots of Chrome and extras 20,000 miles. 882-5671 or 658-5740

2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 500, w/ extras, nice and clean with only 5600 original miles. Asking $3000.00 985-8380 lv msg.

GRAY 1996 Honda Civic DX. It is in fairly good condition. $1200 OBO. Must sell quickly. Call 501-676-2680 and ask for Amanda.

2003 JEEP Wrangler Sport, super nice! 49k miles. Lift kit, big tires, standard trains. Won't last long. $16,90 obo. John Stricklin

2005 FORD Ranger, Edge package. WHITE RC, auto, CD, bedliner, like BRAND NEW! Only 24k miles. $11,500 obo. Call John 626-5614.

DUAL AXEL 20' utility trailer. New tires. Large equalizer. $700 obob. 501-743-6477.

1997 BLAZER w/ new crank & all bearings. Needs piston & rings on one cyl & mfr. put back in. 501-743-6477. $2000 as is.

'95 BUICK Century 4 dr., Blue, like new tires. Cell 870-830-6189 or 870-256-4726.

'88 ACCURA Legend L Sedan, auto. 134414 miles, $2000. 951-8097.

'69 CHEVY pick-up rear end half tone for sale $150, front bumper. Toyota pick-up chrome. Rear bumper, $20. 982-7800 Jax.

12X8 BUMPER pull dump trailer, new dump kit, light and new paint. $3650 cash. 605-2682.

CHEVY S-10 1997, 4 cylinder, automatic engine "making a noise," clean, mag wheels, new tires $2000. 501-983-1445.

22 INCH rims and tires. Universal 5-lug helix. tires are NITTO NT 555. Extreme performance. 2 55/30ZR/22 orw. Set of 4. Asking $2,750 obo. Call 554-3357. Will email pix.

2003 MERCURY Grand Marquee GS, Leather, excellent condition. 58000 miles $9900. 501-425-1598.

2000 CHEVROLET Malibu LS V-6 all-power, low miles, CD, new tires, like new. 982-4384.

1997 HONDA Civic LX, 4 door, all power, low miles, like new. 985-5569.

MOTOR FROM a 1995 Thunderbird. Needs rebuilding. 4.6 liter, $200. 501-985-2726.

2000 TOYOTA Avalon, excellent, leather, sunroof, silver, loaded with options, $9600. 501-843-2123 Cabot.

1994 GMC truck, V6 4.3, 2WD, $650. 231-6526.

RIMS FOR sale, 20" TIS front wheel drive luxury car rims chrome with good low profile. $1200. 501-743-9887 or 563-2861. Ask for Chris.

LOOKING FOR 1991 Chevy short block. 350 V8 engine. Call 501-993-4030.

2001 NISSAN Maxima. 25th anniversary edition. Loaded approx. 100k. $8500. Call 870-672-2851.

1993 SUBURBAN. Custom wheels, new transmission, runs good & $3400 obo. 501-352-0059 anytime.

1993 FORD Taurus 3.8 engine, all power, runs & drives. $500 obo. 912-5664. Leave message.

ELDORADO RENAISSANCE, 1988, 35 ft. motor home. Custom made, lots of new updates. Road ready. Maintenance records. $1500 obo w/ dolly. 501-983-1741.

1967 CHEVY C10 pick up. 327 V8, turbo 400 transmission. Both rebuilt. Runs great. $5900. 366-4220.

GRAY 1996 Honda Civic DX. It is in fairly good condition. $1200 OBO. Must sell quickly. Call 501-676-2680 and ask for Amanda.


2002 Honda Shadow 750. Like New. Lots of extras. Financing available. $4200 Steven Blackwood 501-843-0780

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

12' DELUXE flat bottom boat, 2 removable seats, 2 paddles, lifejackets, 40 lb. Mancota trolling motor. $450. 676-3438

2007 POLARIS Ranger, 700 Browning Edition, camo rims & camo paint, wench, gun racks, also has a cab $12,500 obo. 870-256-5059 .

24' CAMPER '77 Model Skyc, bumper, hitch, everything works $1,000 obo. (501) 676-6286 for Clayton.

2007 SUZUKI Hayabusa, 1300 cc, black, chrome wheels, dual Yoshimura exhaust, chroLeader Fourme shield, lowered 2" flush mounted rear blinkers, 600 miles with warranty from dealer 2 months. Must see $11,900 obo. Call Nick 501-517-3368.

10X40 TRAILER. Little work. Great deer camp or weekend. $1000 or will talk. 563-0799.

RED 20003 Shadow Honda 600. 7,116 miles. Good condition. $4500. Call Kathy at 501-733-5189.

1991 DUTCHMAN Classic 18'. New tires & refrigerator, excellent condition $3995 firm. Call for more info 501-843-1209.

2006 Gunmetal Gray 5x9. Interstate Cargo trailer, side door/double rear door access, interior/exterior lights, great condition. $2995.00 OBO call 501-606-1314.

2001 CLASS A RV. 35' Fourwinds Windsport. 16,000 miles, excellent condition. Ford V10. 16' Slideout. Sleeps 6. $45,000 OBO. 501-605-1444.

2004 ECLIPSE 15' Duckboat & trailer. LIKE NEW-under 10 hours. 25HP Yamaha 4-Stroke. Minnkota trolling motor. $4,700 OBO. (501) 605-1444.

2000 HONDA XR70 Dirt Bike. Good shape. Ridden daily. $600. 843-6900 or 831-9785.

MOTORCYCLE TRAILER for sale. Will haul 2 bikes, $200. 982-7876.

OLDER 30' RV runs great, needs your touch. It's a bit of an eyesore. 2 roof ac units $2000. Call (501) 590-2406 anytime.

14' FLAT bottom boat & trailer. No motor as is $100. 501-804-2269.

2001 YAMAHA 650 1800 miles. $4000 obo. 870-565-2801.

TRAVEL TRAILER (2005 Forrest River) 35', bumper pull, sleeps 10, extra large slide, like new, loaded, 4 bunk unit. Surround sound, etc. Must sell! 501-542-4670.

SILVER STAR 14' flat bottom boat, 18" deep, trolling motor and trailer. 501-985-9888.

16' FLAT bottom boat w/ trailer 65 hp. Evianrude w/ electric start and trolling motor, new lights on boat and trailer, $3000 obo. 501-960-7438.

BOAT for sale in NLR - Lightweight Water Scamp w/40# thrust trolling motor and battery, two seats, $400 OBO. Call cellphone 678-596-6862.

2001 JAYCO Eagle 302, 30' bumper pull, sleeps 6, queen bed in master, central heat & air, electric jack, full shower w/ garden tub, excellent condition, warehouse stored, $9100.00, Cabot, Arkansas, call 501-941-3812 to see.

1969 15.6 V-bottom Glastron and needs a little minor work, but still water ready, the motor is a 1968 55 Evin and runs perfectly. It also has a fish finder on the boat. Asking $1000.00 for both. Please call 501-279-3992 or 405-694-1073.

2000 Xpress 18ft bass boat, 115hp Suzuki, 107lbs motorguide trolling motor, on board battery charger, like new, garage kept. $10,000. 941-0740

COACHMAN CATALINA camper, sleeps 4, elec. heat & air, new fridge, new microwave, new paint, $3500 obo. Excellent cond. 690-2717.

10' COLEMAN flat bottom boat, 2 seats. Trolling motor, marine battery, oar & anchor. No leaks. Must sell. $250 obo. 501-658-9413.

2002 BMW R1200c Phoenix. Very rare. Low miles. Anti-lock brakes. $8900. 501-259-8331.

1995 LAYTON skyline 30' bp excellent shape, sleeps 8, queen bed, 2 hide-aways, bunk beds, stereo, 3 way power, fully furnished, $8000 obo. 501-563-3618 or 501-470-6969. Cabot.

1978 TIDE CRAFT, 16 ft. Fish & Ski. 2 live wells, 80 hp. Mercury. New tilt trim & internal wiring harness. $1,200 or trade. Call 501-416-7647 or 501-605-2283

2003 HARLEY Davidson, ultra classic 100th anniversary, 24000 miles. Shop kept. CD player, intercom. Fully dressed. About $8000 in extras. $16,500. 501-796-8460. 501-626-5268.

1984 COACMEN. 32' travel trailer. Good cond., $4500. 882-5504.

1986 BAYLINER, 19' inboard motor. 24'5. Good cond. $2200. 882-5504.

2001 CHAMPION 190 fish & ski, 96 hrs. Since new, 2006 Evinrued 175 hp, outboard, 84 lb. thrust, fctm slasher sonar. Loaded out like new. Call Richard 501-773-3891.

2000 GLASTRON 180 Ski & Fish. 150 Johnson OB, Trolling motor, Fish Finder, Custom Cover, Loadmaster Trailer. $14,500. Call 501-247-7653 or 501-554-0806.

JET SKI Lift. Mounts to side of dock, lifts 750 lbs. Excellent condition. $750. (501)605-2130.

2002 HONDA Metropolitan 50cc motor scooter. 1,600 miles, very good condition, runs good, great mileage! Red and white. $850.00. 982-8774.


HUGE YARD sale. Thousands of items. Must see. 1200 Quince Hill Rd. Jax. July 27 and 28, 7 am - ?

YARD SALES: July 27, 28, and 29th. 3 family Garage Sale. Too much to list. 728 Swinging Bridge Rd., outside Beebe limit. Follow signs. 7 am-?

YARD SALE: 2 Family 7/27 & 7/28. Boat, mower, clothes, toys and much more. 203 Stence off Dogwood, Austin. 7 am-12 noon.

YARD SALE: 42 Vise, Route 38 1 mile from Cabot high school. Friday 7/27 & Sat. 7/28 8 am-? Crib, playpen, high chair, changing table, clothing and misc.

YARD SALES: Cabot, Friday and Sat., 26 St. John. 8 am. Tools and lots of other items.

YARD SALE: July 28, 8 am-4 pm. 103 Danbury Cove, Jacksonville. Furniture, clothes, etc.

GARAGE SALE: Lonoke, All day Thur. & Fri. 7/26 & 7/27, 403 West 3rd.

MOVING SALE-July 21. 8 am-12 pm. 139 Idaho Circle, LRAFB. 206-2616. Entertainment center, tv, couch, shelf, computer desk and much more.

CARPORT SALE on August 4 at 714 Depot Street in Lonoke, Arkansas. From 7 AM to ???. Full size frame and lots of baby items.


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.

PRESSMAN APPLICANT sought for Leader Publishing. Experience a must. Apply in person at 404 Graham Road, Jacksonville or call Randy at 982-9421. EOE.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- Cabot, Must be self-motivated with great organizational and phone skills. Computer experience necessary. Relaxed atmosphere. Weekends off. Some flexibility in schedule. or (fax) 941-1748.***

NOW HIRING - Openers to Closers. Subway in Cabot. Apply in person at either location. 100 Northpoint Drive or 1904 South Pine***

POSITIONS AVAILABLE... Loving and attentive CDA degree teachers and caregivers for quality preschool and school age programs. Full-time positions available. Apply at Cabot United Methodist Church, Child Development Center. Call (501) 843-9226.***

HI-SPEED INDUSTRIAL Service needs industrial electrician and mechanics for service work, electic motor winder, and mechanics. Good pay and benefits, insurance, uniform, matching 401k, 9 paid holidays and vacation. Fax resume (501) 375-4254 or call for interview (501) 375-9178.***

FULL-TIME Dental assistant & part-time dental hygenist needed. Licensed experience required. Must be a team player & highly motivated. Call (501) 843-5808 or fax resume to (501) 941-3572. Cabot***

CONVENIENCE STORE in Gravel Ridge needs part-time/full-time help. Clean environment. Apply in person. T-Ricks, 14815 Hwy 107.***

MACHINE, PUNCH PRESS, and Shear Operators needed for busy Jacksonville and NLR manufacturers. Day, evening, overnight, and 12 hour shifts available. DT and CBC required for these screen to hire positions. 501-392-1500 or 1-866-538-1500.***

AARON'S SALES & Lease is now hiring full-time delivery drivers for Cabot location. Apply at 800 West Main in Cabot or call (501) 605-7441.***


WHITE GE built in dishwasher - works good- $100 obo. Some boy clothes (sz. 8 & down), 843-0919.

PS2 W/ 7 games, 2 controllers & 1 memory card, $150. 27" color TV $75 & 19" color TV w/ wall mount $60, both w/ remotes. 600 watt surround sound system, $75. 276-389-9124.

NEW tupperware - too much too list 7 1/2 ft. Blue Spruce pine Christmas tree w/ stand- used only one time- $40 obo. Please call 843-0919 for more info.

MULTI-GAME activity table with pool, air hockey, fooseball, etc. $25. Call 501-744-4895.

ATTRACTIVE GREEN metal w/ gold trim floor lamp, 3 way switch, like new, $10. 941-3922

CLIMBING STAND $90, 55 gallon fish tank w/ accessories $125. 501-606-9766 after 3 pm.

MOUNTAIN BICYCLE, 27" giant brand, blue like new, 21 speed, $275 obo. 882-2142

ELECTRIC TREADMILL for sale, fair condition, folds up, heart monitor, $150 obo. Call for more information. 501-247-1645

REM 500 electric scooter w/ charger & a Bruno scooter lift, all for $800. 982-6227

SEWING NEEDS: lace 5 cents a yard, zippers 5 cents each, all sizes box of silks-$2, ladies dresses- $4 each, all in good condition. Shoes $1 and $3, lady's clothing $3, videos $1, $3 and $10. 982-5422

FOR SALE: Kidney shape vanity table with ruffle. Matching chair with ruffle. All for $45. Two solid oak bar stools like new $60 each with chair pads. Patio set, round table, 4 chairs, padded, almost new. Never been outside, sunbeam brand. Glass table top, all $135. Call 835-7354. 7002 Northlake Drive, Jacksonville.

BRASS TRUMPET, $225. 501-983-1445.

COLLECTION OF white milk glass. Many different pieces. Excellent condition. Cabot area. 561-358-9997.

CRAFTSMAN PROFESSIONAL grade air compressor, upright model, 2 stage, 175 psi, $275. Delta 10" miter saw, $75. 988-5329.

ALUMINUM SHAFTING T-6 aircraft, 12'x2". $100 each. 501-982-3450.

FRUIT JARS free for the taking. 982-5538.

NEW STATIONARY bike $35, Singer sewing machine $25, various golf clubs $7 each, golf bag $5. Call before 7 pm. 501-223-3604.

VOIT 400 gravity rider $40. Compression circulator for lymphodema, 3004 model 2/ 1 full leg boot $900 firm. 982-7997 after 5 pm.

END TABLE $15, carseat $20 7-40 lbs. 982-6812.

STUDENT TROMBONE, 3 years old, excellent condition, $375. 941-0642.

MASSAGE Table, By LifeGear, Portable Deluxe Model with Arm Rest, Face Cradle and Carrying Bag. Like NEW! $200.00 501-628-4800.

RECORD PLAYER & am/fm dual cassette stereo & 2 speakers - works gd. $20 obo. Shark upright bagless vacuum w/ hepa filter - works - $300+ new/ $30 obo. NEW tupperware - too much too list. 7 1/2 ft. Blue Spruce pine Christmas tree w/ stand- used only one time- $40 obo. 843-0919

BASKETBALL GOAL: Adjustable pole with base and backboard. $40. (501) 605-2130.

ELEGANT Wedding Gown with veil. Off white color, sleeveless, chapel length train. $500.00. (501)268-7184.

BOOSTER Seat for Car. $15.00. (501)268-7184.

ELECTRIC GUITAR: 1952 Fender Telecaster Reissue. Butterscotch w/tweed case and accessories. $800.00

ELECTRIC BASS: Warwick Corvette FNA 4 string. Blue stain. Incredible German instrument. $800.00 w/case.

BASS AMPLIFIER: Fender BXR 300 head with front ported Peavey 410 Cabinet. Sounds fantastic. $400.00 or will sell pieces separately.

WHEAT STRAW for sale. $3.00 per bale. Call Karen Turner- 501-690-6127.

HOUSE PLANTS $3-$12, Christian books -$3. Christian videos $5. 982-5422

HOUSE PLANTS $3- $12. Christian books $3. Christian videos $5. 982-5422

WATER ski's (2 pairs) $50 for both or $30 each obo. Call Frank 351-7451 Jacksonville.

HAMMOND ORGAN, dual keyboard, beautiful cabinet w/ bench, $200. 501-590-3116.

STERLING UPRIGHT stinet 36" tall piano, $990. Needs turning, but has great sound. 501-676-6015.

ALUMINUM SHAFTING T-6 aircraft 12'x2" $100 each.

ALUMINUM WHEELS, 16" 5 hole x 5.5" and other items. 501-982-3450.

FOR SALE: 6' floor standing basketball hoop, Fisher Price, black & gray plastic, can be weighted down. $10 cash. 501-941-3922.

MILK GLASS collection, many pieces, excellent condition, $4 and up, weight bench w/ weights new condition. $65. Cabot area. 561-358-9997.

LIKE NEW AC Delco 2 ton portable engine hoist $150. Misc. mechanics tools. 982-2402.

CANNING JARS, clean, various sizes, 2 shade lamps and 2 working radios. All in good condition. 501-985-9888.

VCR TAPES, many to choose. $1.50 each. 744-4895.

SEVERAL FORD & Chevy older model repair books, $10 each. 983-1445.

MOVING, must sell, Queen sleigh bed, $50, white side by side Whirlpool Gold refrigerator 3 years old - $350 OBO, Solid wood cherry wall entertainment center - $200, 60" HD ready Magnavox TV - $400, Call 626-8071.

PLANTS FOR SALE- Prices range from 50 cents to $5. Airplane plant, aloe, amarillas, christmas cactus, calla lily, kalanchoe, night blooming cirrus, peppermint. 843-6093

CROSSBOW Rhyno brand, excellent condition. $250. Alto Say Armstrong, great for beginners. $500 obo. 843-6093

EIGHT BOXES of childrens toys and clothes plus large toys items. All for $10. 501-941-3922

GARDEN style bath tub. Color is eggshell white. Design is for a corner. Great shape just want out of my carport. Call 501-941-0015.

27" GREAT MT. BIKE, 21 speed, like new w/ speedometer. $375 obo. 501-882-2142

ALASKAN All metal, exhaust window fan w/ reverse. $125. Call 501-882-2142.

2 DOOR PANTRY $40. Adriondack chair $8. Weider sit-up board $10. (501) 882-3570. Beebe

UPRIGHT STEREO with speaker, radio & cassette $25. 843-9829 after 4 pm.

WEDDING GOWN, hand made by Dillards. Ivory, size 14/16, w/ beading around the bustline, arms & hemline, $100 cash. 882-5846 Beebe.

12 INCH MTX subs with wedge truck boxes $100. Older HP computer with monitor works good would be great for younger kids, $30 obo. Call Brian @ 240-9387 for details.

18x 4 Sand-N-Sun Easy Set Swimming Pool W/Assessories $125.00 Used once. Please call 240-3342.

BALDWIN Electric Player Piano, good condition, needs work on couple of keys, $200. Call 612-0750.

POOL TABLE for sale. Good to keep in garage. Fair condition. $50.00. Call 612-0750.

DRUM SET: Tama rock star custom, pearl white with all hardware, including gig bags and sticks. Excellent Condition. $1750.00. Call: 501-726-1700 or 501-827-0956.

HANDYMAN JACK $20. Portable air tank $20. Tommy lift $150. 882-5486.

3 OLD bicycles, $60 for all or will sell separately. 726-3788 McRae.

6 STEEL 2x2" posts, 8'. $100. 983-1445.

GUITAR TUBE amp, crate, V-1512 new in box $300. 501-743-2354.

WHATMOUTH FLOOR standing tower loudspeakers, great sounding, almost new. $500 for the pair. Call 982-3930.

SONY ES FM tuner, nice shape, very good reception and sound, $150. Call 982-3930.

NICE FISHING boat, 14" trolling motor, trailer included. 985-9888.

DAYTON 3/4 horsepower. Well pump motor $40. Murray rear engine lawn mower. Selling body with grass catcher 2004 model $125. Craftsman, self-propelled $100. 501-983-1445.

GRANDFATHER CLOCK $125. 605-0152.

ALMOST NEW jazzy 600 power chair, new batteries, $2000 obo. 436-0760.

BOOKS FOR sale: large building full of books. Must get rid of. 268-6720.

MOVING. MUST sell plants and flowers. Call 501-676-1416.

CHAR-BROIL barbeque grill, 2 burner, gas, side burner, electronic ignition system, heat guage, everything but tank. $55. 501-843-5376.

MATERNITY CLOTHES size 14/16. Baby clothes for girls, 18 months old clothes for boys. 882-5846 Beebe.Leader

VHS TAPES and lots of baby items. 882-5846. Beebe.

4X5 ROUND bales of hay $25 each. 843-3009.

1 CHANDELIER $20, 1 chandelier, fancy $45. Utility cart w/ plug-in and shelf $15. 843-2431.

YAMAHA KEYBOARD, barely used, good cond., $60 obo. 501-843-4505.

ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE equipment. 6 months old. Rarely used. $250 obo. 985-8133.

HUTCH LOCK city maple $300, computer desk $75. 2 end tables $25 each. Reese 5th wheel hitch, 15000 lbs, $250. 17 horsepower Huskie mower. Good motor needs transmission $100. Also other items. 941-0127.

YAMAHA KEYBOARD with stand, adapter & extras $75. Full bed mattress set, 2 nightstands, bedspreads/shams, $125. 982-2117. 9-3 pm or 241-0009.

6' BOOKCASE, 5 shelves, doors on base, $25. Roll around cart, $10. Barrel chair, $25. 241-0009 or 982-2117.

ARMSTRONG ALTO Saxophone with hardcase, great for beginners $200. DanOWah electric guitar distortion pedal, looks like a 60's muscle car, like new $60. Please call 605-8307 or 772-8999.

COLLECTOR BUYING old board war games. SPI, Avalon Hill, Victory Games...etc. call 501-454-8762.


TRADE IN - Need new furniture? - Trade your old furniture in at Warehouse Furniture in Beebe! -0- Interest 1 full yr. 882-6638.***

DON'T THROW your old furniture away! Trade it in! Warehouse Furniture in Beebe will allow you a trade in on new furniture! La-z-boy, Ashley, Bassett, Lane, low payments! 882-6638***

TRADE YOUR OLD FURNITURE for new! Warehouse Furniture in Beebe will come and look at your old furniture in on trade for new! Financing available! 882-6638***

WHY SHOP ELSEWHERE, when you can trade your old furniture in at Warehouse Furniture in Beebe! Ashley, Lane, La-z-boy, Bassett factory direct discount prices! 882-6638***

LOVESEAT black, burgandy beige & dark green print. $35 call 501-744-4895

HOSPITAL BED, electric lift, side rails, $150. 676-3438

WHIRLPOOL 220 electric dryer, works fine, must $100. 501-882-2142.

WASHER AND DRYER, heavy duty electric whirlpool $150.00 for both. Whirlpool refrigerator $150. Moving. 501-941-1891, Cabot

METAL OFFICE secretarial type desk, excellent condition, $70. 835-0513.

OAK KITCHEN table, butcher block top, like new, no chairs, $65. 501-983-1445.

FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR, works good, except ice maker, $50. Call 501-743-5881, Cabot.

HIDE-A-BED, LIKE new, $300. 501-843-8802.

FOR SALE: black leather couch with matching chair - $500 for both, wood & glass coffee table & matching end tables, $75. wood & glass entertainment center, $100. 501-352-6992.

6 SOLID wood dining chairs nearly new - $200. 982-9279

ANTIQUE CLOTHES, armoire, burled walnut, 2 rails, shelf, shoe rack, door mirror, 72x46x19.5 $700 obo. 501-541-2787.

COUCH $45, 2 chairs $25 each, 3' upstanding lamps $5, 612-8648 or 398-9135.

FREE BONE colored toilet, right hand tub, 48" vanity hand sink, white kitchen sink, fair to very good condition. 941-4099.

24CF SIDE by side refrigerator. GE, white. $175. Call 501-882-2420. Beebe area.

BROWN OVERSTUFFED leather sectional, excellent condition, $750 firm. Round kitchen, 42", 4 kitchen chairs, $125 firm. 985-0248.

ITALIAN MICROFIBER couch, dark blue, less than 2 years old. Made and purchased in Italy, perfect condition. Paid 600 Euro ($830), asking $495 Includes extra material. Call 501-628-8256

RECLINER chair. Navy blue, less than 2 years old, Great condition. $125. Will sell separately or together for $550. Call 501-628-8256.

BED- WOOD full size, complete with bedding - $60. LA-Z-BOY recliner, brown cloth - $65. All good condition. (501) 605-2130.

ELECTRIC DRYER - almond color, Frigidaire, $50.00. (501)268-7184.

NOAH'S Ark stroller, sturdy with basket underneath. $40.00. (501)268-7184.

METAL BEDFRAMES, twin, full & queen. $10 each. 744-4895.

LOVESEAT. GOOD condition. Burgundy, black, dark beige & green print. $25. 744-4895.

FOR SALE: table & 4 chairs, country style, green tablestop tile, $125. 501-676-6008.

QUEEN-SIZE BOX springs & mattress, $100. Also, King-size box springs & mattress $75. 501-454-8243. Furlow area.

WASHER and dryer, roper, brand new set. Electric $500. (501) 838-9232.

HOSPITAL BED with mattress, electric $100. 838-8316

SOLID MAPLE Hutch with glass doors, great condition, will sell for $145.00 or best offer. Call 501-833-8307 or 501-772-2257.

RIVERSIDE computer/entertainment armoire for sale. This cabinet is a corner unit and has an oak finish. Excellent condition. Asking $375 paid $800. (501)843-1378.

CORNER COMPUTER desk w/ 1 file unit. Slide out keyboard tray. $50 obo. 870-409-2439.

LITTLE TYKES picnic table, stroller, Little Tykes car, toddler life jacket. Best offer. Call 870-405-2439.

HIGHBACK ANIMAL print stool, $25. Used VCR (works good) $25. Burgandy TV pillow, almost new $20 or all three for $55. 501-882-3219.

ROPER DRYER heavy duty, works extra good, looks extra nice, white in color. $75. 658-1209.

SMALL GOLD recliner for $150. Gas dryer, works perfect, $100. 501-590-3116.

SOFA, LOVESEAT, and wingback chair, bough new from Dilliar's. Brushed floral print on sofa and loveseat, burgundy chair, $350 for all. Call 749-1311 between 4 and 9 pm.

WASHING MACHINE Roper. Won't agitate, $40. Call 744-4895.

WHIRLPOOL WASHER, like new. 6 cycle, large capacity, $100. 501-941-7980.

FULL SIZE headboard, footboard. Solid wood, $25 obo. 843-3099.

2 GLASS lamps. Green antique looking. $25 each/$50 set. 843-3099.

GREEN MICROSUEDE sofa & loveseat, excellent condition $500. Multi-colored brown & black loveseat $200. AE Schmidt pool table $4000. New, barely used. 501-605-0222.

METAL OFFICE secretary type desk, excellent cond., $60. 835-0513.

4 DRAWER chest, clean, 1 RCA color TV w/ VHS, 21", 1 Sonya color TV, 17", all work good. 501-985-9888.

SHARP 19" TV w/ remote, works good, $60. 5" TV/radio combo, $25. 983-1445.

SEARS TWIN mattress & boxspring, like new, quilted bedrspread, matching pillo & pillow sham, 3 sets of sheets, $75 for all. 501-882-3219.

DINETTE Set, bakers rack, and 3 bar stools. Old World style metal and glass. Paid $2400, sell for $1200. 501-416-5056

WASHER, Dryer, Sharp t.v., and microwave. You pick up. All for $125.00 o.b.o. Call Kim (501)628-5353.

WASHER, Dryer, 24 inch sharp t.v., and a microwave. All for $125.00 o.b.o. Call Kim @ (501)628-5353. You pick up.

COUCH & oversized chair with ottoman $100 for both. Recliner paid $700, asking $100. 843-5503.

DRYER KENMORE, electric, wrinkle guard I, heavy duty (white) Works great! $150. 982-8407

WASHER, Signature 2000, Heavy Duty, white, works fine. $150, 982-8407

KENMORE- refrigerator w/ ice maker (white) Like new! $275. 982-8407

WINDOW AIR UNIT Whirlpool 5000 BTU (110U) $50.00. 982-8407

ELECTRIC RANGE Magic Chef (Almond) $125.00. 982-8407.

WHIRLPOOL Washer- Heavy duty Large capacity. $125.00. (white) 982-8407

BEDROOM Set- Kingsize, head board, mattress set, Dresser w/mirror, night stand, oak by United Furniture. Nice set. $550.00. 982-8407

DINING TABLE- 6 chairs $250.00. China hutch. $250 med. walnut finish or both $450. 982-8407.

RCA 25" Color TV. $95.00. Cable ready. 982-8407.

BROWN LEATHER sectional sofa $750, round kitchen table w/ 4 chairs $125. 985-0248

GENERAL Electric side by side, ice and water in door, 4 yrs. old, $275. 676-0317

WHIRLPOOL Gas Dryer-Heavy Duty - Super Capacity - Supreme 7 cycle - 4 temp $150.00. Call 501-993-2650.

KENMORE Super capacity like new. Hardly used, heavy duty 70 series. $200. Call 501-882-2142.

OLD ARMOIRE wardrobe cabinet for sale. Cherry finish. $75.00. Call 612-0750.

WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR, white, side by side, 25 cf, works good, except icemaker, $100. Call 501-606-1437 Cabot.

ROUND glass coffee table and 2 matching end tables, black legs with dark glass. All in very good condition. $75.00 set. 985-0599 lv msg.

MOVING MUST sell. Living room suite, geat cond., $200. Table and chairs, $175, microwave, $25, pioneer stereo, $50, body by Jake, $75. 501-563-6429.

4 DRAWER chest, nice & clean. RCA color TV. 21" with VHS on it. 17" Sonya color TV. 2 shade lamps. 2 antique end tables. 985-9888.

MOVING - TAN leather couch & loving seat, $250. Washer $75. 314-623-9122. Jacksonville.

BLUE AND burgundy couch for sale, excellent cond., $75. 501-835-7920.

FOR SALE: living room furn., brand new printer, fax, copier combo still in box, never opened, many other household items, moving must sell. 864-0553 or 765-5192.

24 CUBIC feet, upright frost free freezer. Like new. $250. Call 501-882-2420, Beebe area.

FOR SALE: Whirlpool washer & dryer, matching set $175. Couch, Ethan Allen $75. Call after 6 pm. 501-680-6155. Ward area.

WORKING WASHER and dryer, $25 each. Wicker rattan table and chairs, $200. Antique rose pattern. Chairs, $50 each. 985-0051.

SOLID OAK dining room table, double pedestal, 2 leafs, 6 chairs, like new. $700. 843-3254.

KITCHEN TABLE w/ leaf and 4 chairs, matching corner unit, light wood. $250 obo. 819-0064.

CHERRY WOOD rocker w/ padded seat, excellent condition, $75. 5' chest freezer, 1 year old, $100. Jewelry armoire, cherry wood, excellent condition, $75.

SIMMONS BEAUTY Rest mattress and boxsprings, clean, excellent cond., $150, Carlisle. 870-552-7776 or 501-951-7770.

WASHER & dryer, whirlpool, newer model, heavy duty, perfect cond. Moving. Must sell. $450 cash. 612-3521.

REFRIGERATOR, FRIGIDAIRE, spotless. Moving. Must sell. $285 cash. 612-3521.

LARGE RUSTIC armoire, $300. 551-6717.

STOVE - GE Profile, double oven. Smooth top convection $700. 843-7196. Cabot.

LOFT BED with 6 drawers, computer desk, closet, solid wood, no mattress. $750. 817-0825. Cabot.

HAMMOND ORGAN $100. 982-5879.

WHIRLPOOL SIDE-BY-SIDE & refrigerator. Excellent condition, ice & water in door. Also whirlpool microwave VennaHood, excellent condition. Call 843-7229.

PRESSURE CANNER - holds 7 quarts or 10 pints. 501-771-5509.

OAK 3 piece matching coffee & end table set. Call 501-605-0335.

FULL SIZE mattress, boxspring and rails in good condition. $60. Jacksonville area. You pick up. 247-8977

GREEN OVER stuffed sofa great condition dark green velour look $100.00 call 941-1252 Cabot.


LOST: SMALL brown chihuaha, please call 941-0365.

MISSING REGISTERED border collie, black and white. Answers to Tipper. 9 years old. Reward $100. 982-0447.

LOST: Set of car keys with remote control and small cross on Hwy. 321 between Kerr Station Rd. and the Razorback Concrete Company. Please call 628-4821. *Reward*

LOST: FEMALE, cream color, Chihuahua mix with underbite, lost on Sandhill Rd in Cabot. REWARD. 501-259-2720.


4x4 ROLLS of hay for $25, 4x5 rolls for $30, net wrap bermuda mix. Lonoke 501-676-1121

CRAFTSMAN 42" mowing deck, $60. 501-983-1445.

2 Craftsmen push mowers, and 1 Honda mower, free if you pick up. 517-6080.

REAL TYPE push mower, new version of old real type lawnmower. Good condition. $45. 501-843-5376.

PUSHMOWER. IN good condition. Weed eater - not running, but can be fixed. Best offer. 870-405-2439.

SCOTTS LAWN tractor, 16 hp Kohler engine, 42" cut, auto/cruise control. $575. 501-843-5376.

1330 CUB cadet, 12.5 hp, $500 obo. 796-8460 or 351-6556.


TOM TURKEY royal palm, $20. 501-590-6262.

FREE TO good home, 2 kittens, black. 1 boy & 1 girl. 501-607-5490.

SIAMESE KITTENS, sweet disposition, playful, litter trained, parents are my pets, $60 each. 501-726-3110

LARGE WOODEN doghouse- $30 983-1445

FOR SALE to good home, 1 1/2 years old, plain point Himalaya. 952-5599

FREE 2 female cats, fixed, 7 years old. Need to be together. Good cats, little shy at first until they get to know you. 605-8086.

4 BLACK lab puppies. 3 months old. Rescued 1st shots/worming complete, free to good home. Call Tammy 501-628-7659.

LARGE IGLOO doghouse. Like new. $20. 835-7797.

MEDIUM SIZED dog crate and AR Razorback dog bed, both for $45. 398-9709.

FREE TO a good home: female, 5 year old blonde lab. Up to date on all shots, needs room to run and play. Call 501-366-7183.

REWARD OFFERED: Toy Yorkie lost in Shiloh Addition of Cabot named "Scotty Joe" 259-8726.

FREE KITTENS, beautiful gray, tabby, black & white. 843-6747.

FREE (4) 6 wk old female puppies- mother, full blood Basset Hound, unknown father. 870-255-5206 Butlerville

TWO SIBERIAN Huskies mix, has shots, neutered, 1 year old, both or none, prefer country/farm home, extras also 744-0432. Jacksonville.

FREE PUPPIES to good home. Mother lab, father unknown. Call 501-454-0696 or 501-259-6532.

PEKINGESE black female 1 year old blind sweet. FREE. 501-259-9451 501-859-0340

YELLOW LAB and/or chocolate lab FREE to good home. Can have both dog houses. Call 501-941-4511 for more info.

COCKATIELS: 2 proven breeder pairs. $75/pr. 501-985-1304.

SIAMESE KITTENS, sweet disposition, playful, litter trained. Parents are my pets. $50 each. 501-726-3110

SHETLAND PONY mares, 1 Reg. sorrel, 1 palomino, both have palomino babies, also jenny with jack colt, and AQHA broodmare, $150 - $400. Call for more information 501-837-5798. (McRae area)

FREE to approved home, 12 yr old Appaloosa gelding, pet or companion only. Very gentle but has special needs. (501) 837-5798.

2 FREE Chihuahuas, 2 male twins, medium sized, very loving, need a good home. Would like for both to go together. 988-0095.

FREE TO good home. Female, black lab mix. 8 to 10 months old. 501-796-3637.

2 GREAT pyranese mix, 5 months old, all shots. Call after 4 pm. 501-993-4278 in Cabot.

SHEPHERD MIX, 9 months old. Female. Very smart, needs a place to run and a good home. Free to a good home, must pass interview. Call 501-658-9832.

FREE PARAKEET, beautiful, cage and food provided. Call 501-658-9832.

FREE KITTENS, solid white. Also free German Shepherd puppies. Must go to good home. Must get rid of. 612-7268.

FREE KITTEN. Call 985-9730.

FREE TO a good home. 1 - 8 week old female pup. Mother is a bassett hound. Father is a lab. Looks like a lab. 870-255-5206. Butlerville.

FREE BASSET hound to a good home. Female, tri-colored 3 years old. Also free Basset/Beagle mix male, brown and white 1 year old. Good family dogs need space to run. Please call 882-2309 or 626-1764.

A GOOD home for 5 cute 7 week old mix breed puppies. Lonoke 501 676-6293. Free.


WANTED: Working mom needs fashionable, size 18 or XL clothing for reasonable price or give away. Call 413-0437.

WANTED TO BUY: kitchen aid mixer, good price. Call 985-8133.

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

WANTED TO buy: working mom needs fashionable size 18 or XL clothing for reasonable price or give away. Call 413-0437.

WANTED ANY outside flowers anyone wants to give away. 501-351-1695.

WANTED: FREE scrubs, sizes small & medium 3T clothes for boy/girl twins. 843-9415.

PERSON in need of electric cook stove, must be 30 1/2" wide x 24" deep. Reasonably priced or free. 501-941-3839.

WANTED: YOUNG EXPECTED mother in need of good clean condition. Electric clothes dryer, porta-crib, infant carseat, + stroller. Lives in Ward and has no car, so Beebe, Ward, Jacksonville, or Cabot areas would be easiest for her to pick up from. Please call Dana 606-6644 before Aug 10th.

TEENAGE SON in need of nice clothes and shoes to start highschool in sizes 16/18, shoes, sieze 11-11.5. 985-8133.


FOR RENT: Retail/ Office Space, Approximately 1,200 sq. ft., high auto/ foot traffic, Ward/ Austin area. Serious inquires only. Call 501-743-8427.***

FOR RENT: 8000 sq. ft. warehouse with 3 bays - rent all or separate - & 4300 sq. ft. office/retail space. 4111 John Hardin Drive. 1 mile north of LRAFB exit. (501) 247-4304.***


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.***

FOR RENT: nice 2 & 3 Bedroom Mobile Homes on large lots in Quiet safe park close to LRAFB. New carpet and appliances. Starting at $395 per month plus deposit. HUD accepted. Call today and get TWO WEEKS FREE RENT. (501) 835-3450.***

FOR RENT: new 4 & 5 Bedroom homes in Greystone. Call (501) 730-4017.***

3000 SQ Ft. office space for lease in Cabot with residential living space included. Blackwood Realty 605-8069.***

4 BEDROOM 2 Bath, game room with pool table. Appraised at $170,000. Sell for $135,000. Lease with option to buy. Call 501-743-8427 or 501-743-0003.***

NICE- 3 Bedroom 2 Bath mobile on 1 acre. Storage building. Off of Remington Road exit. $500 month. Deposit required. No inside pets. 605-7200***

FOR COMMERCIAL LEASE: New 40x60 metal building with (4) 10' garage doors & 1 walk-through door. Near intersection of Highways 89 & 5. $1800 month. Shown by appointment only. (501) 982-4178***

FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom 2 Bath house. Central Heat & Air, water & trash included. No Pets. Cabot Schools. $700 monthly & $300 deposit. Available now! References required. (501) 843-2159, (501) 605-2061***

3 BEDROOM 1 bath, older home, good location in Ward, $450 monthly rent, references and deposit, appointment only. (501) 941-1480***

3 Bedroom house close to AFB. Good neighborhood. Available now. $525/mo. Call (501) 982-4257 or (501) 605-0452.*

2 Bedroom Mobile- 12x65, water furnished, $250 deposit $350 month. On Robbins Road, Jacksonville 983-4630.*

COUNTRY SETTING, just east of Cabot. Nice area. Nice large mobile home. All electric. Beautiful mature trees. 2 decks. Exceptionally clean. No smoking, no pets. (501) 542-4830, (501) 605-7736.*


WARD: CABOT School District. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath house for sale. Payments as low as $390 a month for qualified buyer, financing available. Call 501-743-8427 or 501-743-0003.***

OWNER FINANCE, low down, no credit check, no closing costs, new 4 & 5 Bedroom Greystone Mini-maisons. Too many extras to list. Call (501) 730-4017.***

CABOT, BRAND New 4 Bedroom in Greystone. Call Jenna, Blackwood Realty (501) 605-8069.***

FIRST TIME BUYERS - Why rent when you can own? Free list of homes available with no money down. Free recorded message. 1-877-464-9142 ID# 28013. Century 21 Real Estate Unlimited.***

FSBO: 3 Bedroom 2 bath, 1580 square feet, 2 car garage, large corner lot, privacy fence, Robinwood sub. division. Cabot, $129,900. (501) 247-5108***


GREERS FERRY LAKE: view of lake, mfd. home, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. (501) 681-3362*

OBITUARIES >> 07-25-07

Dean Worden

Dean Larry Worden, 40, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, July 22.

Dean was the oldest son of Larry Worden and Karen Robinson. He attended Almond Bancroft High School in Wisconsin and graduated in 1985, lettering both academically and athletically. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, where he graduated with a bachelors of science degree.

After working in the tire industry in both North and South Carolina, he brought his family to Arkansas to continue work in the tire industry and to coach basketball.

He was an active member in Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church of Sherwood as well. Not only was he a great man to work with and for, he was a great friend. He embodied leadership and people were drawn to him.

Although a man of very few words, the words that he spoke changed the world. He was a man of peace. A pillar of strength. The best listener that anyone could ever ask for. A man willing to do anything for anyone, and never once ask for anything in return.

He would never ask anyone to do anything that he himself would not do. He led by example. He was a leader, not a follower by any means. Throughout the years, his life work became his family. He was an adoring husband and loving father as well as a best friend.

He was the embodiment of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Whether it was coaching his sons in their various sports or making sure that he never missed any performance given by his daughter or just being the man to make sure his wife and family were always smiling and always taken care of, he put them before everything else.

Although his glorious life was cut short, his life work and achievements will never be forgotten. He will never be replaced, never be forgotten. His name and his memory will forever be etched in our hearts and minds. He will be greatly missed.
Dean is survived by his wife of 17 years, Tammera Marie Worden; and their three children, Antwaiin Fontaine Worden, Andrea Charne Worden and Samuel Dean Worden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dean Worden Family Fund. Donations will be accepted at any Metropolitan National Bank.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church, 7351 Warden Road in Sherwood with burial in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship.
Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home.

Patricia Law

Patricia Louise Law, 55, of Danville died July 23.

She was born May 7, 1952 in Hensley to the late Thomas and Thelma Duncan Mayfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.  

She is survived by her children, Michelle Bucher of Austin and Jerry Don Peeks Jr. of Cabot; four sisters, Edna Pauline Moody of Jacksonville, Wanda Lee Chandler of Mayflower, Loretta Denning of Cabot and Beatrice Huey of Maumelle; two brothers, Melvin Mayfield of Little Rock and Elmer Mayfield of Cabot, and four grandchildren, Tiffany and Jerry Peeks, Casey Calvert and Rebecca Gabbard.  

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27 at Orion Cemetery in Redfield with Bro. Jim Stanley officiating.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 26 at the funeral home. Arrangements will be by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

Joe Glover

Joe Dan Glover, 69, died July 20.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Glover; son, Joe Dan Glover, Jr. of Denver, Colo.; daughters, Christy McDaniel and husband Pat of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Marijo McCain and husband Ken of Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren, Paige and Mary McDaniel and Logan McCain; brothers, Roy Dean Glover and Clifton Duane Glover and wife Dot of Lonoke, Alan Wayne Glover and wife Brenda of Cabot, and a sister-in-law, Jeannie Glover of Sherwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Annie Glover, and siblings, Ernie and Charla Rose. Funeral services were Monday, July 23 at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel in Lonoke. Burial followed in Hicks Cemetery.

Wanda Castera

Wanda Sue Castera, 60, of McRae died July 20 at her residence. She was born Aug. 27, 1946, at Guy and was a proud resident of the McRae community.

She was a member of the McRae Citizens Patrol and an Avon representative for 23 years. She was loved by many friends and family and was a very proud Memaw of 23 grandbabies.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny C. Castera; one sister, Molly Bradford; and one brother, William (Dub) Bradford.

She is survived by her mother, Betty Sue Bradford; six children, Danna Knapp of Wilburn, Buddy Sims, Tabatha Denney, Jerry Don Morris and David Castera, all of McRae, and Sherrie Hite of Searcy; two sisters, Shirley Osborn and Jerri Bradford; three brothers, Elvin, Deaner and Earl Bradford.

Funeral services were Monday, July 23 at Westbrook Funeral Home with Bro. Mack Davis officiating. Interment was in Lebanon Cemetery.

Bill Light

Bill Light, 41, of Beebe went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 22.

He was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; two sons, Joshua and Joseph, both of Beebe; two daughters, Jamie of North Carolina and Jessie of Beebe; two sisters, Velmina May of Beebe and Elbie Carls of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 24 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe with burial in Beebe Cemetery.

Sabrina Yarberry

Sabrina Marie Yarberry, 13, died July 20.

She is survived by her parents, Connie Williams and Joseph Yarberry; a brother, Joseph “Joey” Yarberry; grandparents, Maynard and Edith McDonald, Kenneth and Ethel Morden, all of Jacksonville, and Charles and Lana Yarberry of Mississippi.
Funeral services were Monday, July 23 at Concord United Methodist Church with burial in Concord Cemetery. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sabrina Yarberry Memorial Fund at First Arkansas Bank in Jacksonville.

Joseph Alvis

Infant Joseph Daniel Alvis died July 20.

Survivors include his parents, Sean and Josephine Alvis; three sisters, Grace, Abigail and Keilah Alvis, all of Bearden; grandparents, Gary and Sandy Alvis of Jacksonville and Bud and Lee Treadway of Batesville. Graveside services were Tuesday, July 24 at Salem Cemetery near Bearden. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

EDITORIALS>>Teaching history

The impulse to stay out of the dogfight among educators and historians over the teaching of Arkansas history in the schools is almost irresistible. The controversy has a certain elitist patina. Who knows best just how and when to inculcate an appreciation of the state’s past into youngsters, and precisely how much time and emphasis does it deserve in an already overloaded curriculum?

The last question seems to have been settled by law. The legislature decreed some time ago that Arkansas history shall be taught in the public schools. The law has not been universally followed and when it has been followed it has often been in a desultory and careless way. So if the state is actually serious about teaching Arkansas history, it is of some consequence whether it is done effectively.

A task force of the state Education Department recommended overhauling Arkansas history instruction to spread it out as part of a general social studies curriculum in the grade schools.

A doughty bunch of historians has risen up to protest. They say that Arkansas history should be a mandatory stand-alone subject taught in the secondary schools, as the law intended. The historians have been joined by no less a figure than David Hampton Pryor, the former state lawmaker, congressman, governor and U. S. senator, who says that blending it into a social studies program is no way to treat Arkansas history.

Or Arkansas kids, we would add. The trouble with state history instruction and with most state history textbooks is that it is homogenized history, public-relations pabulum and distinctively uninteresting.

The dark corners of history are blurred or painted out altogether. They are histories of the Wonder State. There have been good histories, starting with John Gould Fletcher’s “Arkansas” (1947) and running through the series published by the University of Arkansas Press, which concluded with Ben Johnson’s brilliant segment on modern Arkansas. But they are not written for public school students. The best that are useful to high school students is Michael B. Dougan’s bulky “Arkansas Odyssey: The Saga of Arkansas from Prehistoric Times to Present” (1993), which doesn’t brush out the blemishes and captures the sturm and drang of the state’s sometimes disgraceful past. If children were exposed to Dougan’s penetrating and unexpurgated scholarship and acerbic style, they just might become better citizens.

That can’t happen, or won’t happen, in a homogenized chapter of social studies, so we come down with David Pryor on this tempest in the hope that youngsters may yet learn real history.
— Ernie Dumas

EDITORIALS>>What we need: more lobbyists

Every taxpayer was excited to learn last week that Arkansas had landed exactly what it needed most, another highly paid lobbyist.

And they will get to pay his salary, opening at $150,000 a year, and the expenses of his office, maybe another $100,000.
Oh, the presidents and chancellors of the state-supported universities will insist that the expense of the new Arkansas Association of Public Universities and its executive director will not come from the tax funds appropriated by the state to operate the institutions but from other sources.

Institutions keep separate funds precisely for such accounting ruses, but it all comes from the same pot. Tim Wooldridge of Paragould, a state senator until he ran for lieutenant governor last year and lost, got the job. He needed work. Wooldridge’s main function will be to lobby lawmakers and the governor on behalf of the public colleges and universities. That means get them bigger appropriations.

Wooldridge knows his way around the legislature for sure — he was part of the ruling clique in the Senate, the infamous Brotherhood — but his greatest risk will be getting trampled by all the other lobbyists for higher education.

Every school now has its own full-time lobbying team, usually vice presidents for governmental affairs or executive assistants to the chancellor, and the chancellors themselves hang out at the Capitol during legislative sessions. Altogether, they form one of the most formidable lobbying phalanxes in the state.

Have they been effective? Not to hear the university presidents tell it. They need more buildings as well as greater operating budgets.

In the Arkansas context — just about every public service in this poor state is underfunded — the universities have done quite well.

In 10 years, the legislature put a billion dollars into campus construction, and private donors ponied up another $300 million or so and had their names affixed to buildings. The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Campus is perpetually sealed off owing to construction cranes.

And, yes, the voters last fall went along with another legislative proposition: a $250 million bond issue for capital improvements on the campuses that will be amortized by your sales and income taxes. The schools’ operating budgets went up 10 percent for the fiscal year that started this month.

Two universities — Arkansas Tech at Russellville and Arkansas State at Jonesboro — did not join the lobbying consortium. Les Wyatt, the president of Arkansas State, explained that Wooldridge would simply be duplicating what his school and the others already did. Tech’s president said the school could better spend its money on the campus.

They lend some credence to the idea that wisdom and judgment prevail at the institutions of higher learning. Too bad they represent only 15 percent.

SPORTS>>Bad luck leaves Gwatney AAA feeling ‘Blue’

Leader sportswriter

Gwatney Chevrolet needed more than the one inning of good fortune they received at Gary Hogan Field on Monday night, as Little Rock Blue took a 7-2 win over the Chevy boys in a game that saw nine Jacksonville base runners left on base throughout the contest.

Gwatney played a much closer game than the score might indicate, trailing 4-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning after a somewhat questionable call that ended their turn in the top of the sixth.

Seth Tomboli was in scoring position at third base with two outs when Jason Regnas was struck out by Little Rock pitcher Brandon Welch. The ball got away from the Blue catcher, and Regnas scrambled to first. The throw to the bag hit Regnas in the back, and the officials called him out for interference, negating the Tomboli run that would have pulled Gwatney to within a single score.

The letdown showed in the bottom of the sixth, as Little Rock racked up four straight base hits to score three runs to start out the frame. Blue sent the Chevy Boys packing in the top of the seventh after three batters to end the contest.

Jacksonville’s bad luck would be evident from the opening moments of the game. Leadoff batter Blake Mattison reached on a walk, only to be out moments later when Regnas hit a line drive straight to first base. The catch was made, leaving Mattison with no time to get back to the bag. Blue pitcher Taylor Brown then struck out Cameron Hood to retire the side after only three batters.

Brian Thurman started off at the mound for Jacksonville, and got in trouble early when he walked Blue leadoff batter Welch. Welch advanced on a single by Cody Hill, and scored when Taylor Brown singled to left field. All was not lost on the play, however, as Tomboli tagged Hill at third to prevent a second run, and Brown was tagged trying to steal second moments later by Adam Ussery.
Jacksonville put two runners in scoring position in the top of the second with a walk for Zach Thomas and a single for Thurman. Terrell Brown advanced the runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt, and a walk for Tomboli moments later would load the bases with two outs. That left Chevy batter Ussery in need of a big hit, but Brown struck him out to leave all three runners stranded.

Thurman retired Blue with two pop ups and a groundout in the bottom of the second, Jacksonville would put two runners on once again in the third. Little Rock’s defense seemed to tighten up when it mattered the most, retiring Thomas and Thurman to leave Mattison and Hood stranded on base. Mattison started off the frame with a single to center, and stole to second before Hood was walked.

A grounder into left center by Taylor Brown scored Cody Hill and Jeff Shaw to increase Blue’s lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the third. Gwatney was not able to generate much offense in the fourth, with a walk for Clayton Fenton as the only runner to reach for Jacksonville.

Tomboli took over for Thurman at the mound for the bottom of the fourth. He gave up a single to start off, but Gwatney recovered for its most impressive defensive play of the game on a 6-4-3 double play to retire Little Rock.

Regnas walked in the top of the fifth, and was on his way home when Thomas popped up into shallow right field. The Blue first baseman slipped just as the ball got to him, but what would have been an E3 error was called foul, and Thomas popped up to center moments later for the third out.

Blue added one more run in the bottom of the fifth on a RBI for Hill to make the score 4-0. Gwatney’s atrocious fortune would subside slightly in the top of the sixth inning, just long enough to score two runs to avoid a shutout.

Thurman led off with a single for Jacksonville, and cashed in on an error at second base to reach. Brown then walked, and Fenton would load the bases when a Welch pitch hit the brim of his batting helmet.

A walk for Tomboli gave Thurman a free ride to the plate for the first run on a forced-run, and Ussery got the other Jacksonville RBI moments later with a sacrifice bunt that scored Brown. Fenton and Tomboli were left stranded on when the umpire made his bizarre foul call on Regnas, leaving the tying run in the dust.

SPORTS>>AA Bruins move to state

Leader sports editor

The American Legion Class AA Zone 3 tournament featured three quality teams and several very close games. Fortunately for Sylvan Hills, it came out on top of just enough of those games to advance to the state tournament that begins tomorrow at Hot Springs Lakeside.

The AA Bruins beat Heber Springs twice, but lost twice to Morrilton and will be the Zone 3 runner up when they open the state tournament at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Sylvan Hills lost the championship game 3-2 to Morrilton in 10 innings. It was a game that exemplified the evenly matched teams in the tournament.

The Bruins beat Heber Springs 2-0 in the tournament opener, then lost to Morrilton 7-6 in the winners’ bracket. Heber Springs finished off Greers Ferry to get back to the Bruins, but fell again in another 7-6 game. That set up the championship game that went into extra innings.

“This was a very good tournament with some really close games,” Sylvan Hills AA coach Jim Fink said. “Us, Heber Springs and Morrilton were all pretty even. A good team isn’t going to state.”

Sylvan Hills had to rally from an early deficit to get its second win over Heber and they did on the strength of a 5-for-5 hitting performance by Casey Cerrato. The Cleburne County representatives jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first two innings. From there the game went back and forth. The Bruins cut it to 4-2, then Heber went up 5-2. Sylvan Hills cut it to 5-3 and Heber made it 6-3 shortly thereafter.

Sylvan Hills finally rallied to tie the game in the seventh inning, then got an RBI base hit by Cerrato that drove in Cody Cormier to complete the come-from-behind victory.

“Casey really, really hit the ball in that game,” Fink said. “We hit the ball fairly well all the way through the lineup in the tournament, but that was the one thing that jumps out at you offensively. You don’t see very many 5 for 5s.”

Ty Van Shoyck started the game on the mound and pitched well, but took the no decision. Nathan Eller came on in relief in the third inning to finish the game out and take the win.

Brannon Chastain took the mound in the final game. He three four-hit, 13 strikeout gem against Heber in the tournament opener, and pitched well again Sunday. The Bruin bats just didn’t come alive against the Cogswell Motors squad from Conway County.

Chastain gave up just one run through six innings. Because he had thrown nine innings just three days before, he had to come out. Eric McKinney took the mound and inherited a 2-1 lead. He also threw well, but Morrilton tied it with a run in the eighth, and won the game with another tally in the bottom of the 10 th to earn the zone championship.

Pitching depth becomes a big factor in state tournaments where the winning team must win five games five days. It’s something Fink believes the Bruins have.

“We do have quite a few guys that can go to the mound for us and have been doing a pretty good job,” Fink said. “Brannon and Jordan Spears have thrown very well lately, and we have three or four others that we feel pretty confident about.”
The Bruins will face Zone 1 champion Greenwood at 10 a.m. to open the event. The winner of that game will face the winner between Zone 4 champion Pine Bluff, and Zone 2 runner up Paragould. Morrilton starts the bottom half of the bracket against Zone 1 runner up Fort Smith Coke, while Zone 2 c hamp Jonesboro faces tournament host Hot Springs Lakeside.

SPORTS>>Sharks bite into fourth title

Leader sportswriter

The dynasty continues. The Sherwood Sharks captured their fourth-consecutive Central Arkansas Swim League title this season, and capped the year off with yet another win at the Meet of Champs this weekend at UALR’s Donaghey Center.
The Sharks took the win with a staggering 449 points to run away with the event. The Maumelle Marlins were a distant second with 302 points, and the Bryant Barracudas finished third with 257 points. The Cabot Piranhas ended up fifth in the final standings with 175 points, and the Lonoke Sharkrockets finished in seventh with 52 points.

Both Sherwood and Cabot had their share of record breakers in the event. Delaney Haralson was tops for Sherwood on the girls side, and Thomas Heye helped the Sharks boys division to a runaway win by each breaking four records. Devin Scott broke one record in the 14U group, and all three swimmers received high-point awards in their divisions along with teammate Jake Walters.

Heye’s records came in the 8U freestyle with a time of 15.93, the 25-yard backstroke with a 19.89, the 50-yard backstroke with a 35.73, and the 25-yard breaststroke with a time of 22.61. Haralson took new records in the girls 8U freestyle with a time of 15.90, the 25-yard backstroke with a time of 20.13, the 25-yard breaststroke with a 22.12, and the 25-yard butterfly with a time of 17.41. Scott broke the record in the boys 14U breaststroke with a time of 33.62.

Cabot’s record breaking performances came mostly from the ladies, with Megan Owens, Emily Henard and Vicki Lovellette all turning in record breaking individual performances. The trio also came away with a new record in the girls 18U relay along with teammate Emily Grigsby. John Santiago led the boys side for the Piranhas with new records in the freestyle and breast stroke.

The girls relay team broke the previous record with a 53.49 performance. Owens took the freestyle record in the 14U division with a 28.42, and broke the breaststroke record with a 27.43. Owens also had a record setting time in the IM with a 1:11.63. Lovellette took the IM in the 18U division with a new record of 1:08.53, and the back stroke with a 31.14. Santiago broke the 12U boys freestyle record with a 28.88 and the breaststroke record with a 36 flat. Henard’s record came in the 14U backstroke with a time of 33.33.

This summer would mark the fourth consecutive undefeated season for the Sharks. Parent rep Mary Jo Heye says the difference has been solid coaching a great team comradery.

“It’s not like the town of Sherwood has something in the water that makes our kids better swimmers,” Heye said. “It all comes down to the caliber of coaching and the positive atmosphere we have. The kids love to participate, and more often than not bring new friends and get them into it. The program just keeps building on itself, and it’s all due to the coaching we have, they are the best of the best.”

A total of 145 Sherwood Swimmers were present at the Meet of Champs, a league high. Sharks’ team coach Keith McAfee has over 26 years of experience as a swim coach, a stat that shows in the results for the past four years.

The Cabot Piranhas may not have the amount of swimmers as their counterparts to the south, but do have their fare share of all-star caliber swimmers. The backbone of the girls squad for the past several years has been 18-year-old Vicki Lovellette. Lovellette was taking part in her final Meet of Champs on Saturday, but as her career as a competitor winds down, her place in the Piranhas program is far from over.

Lovellette will begin college at Arkansas State in Jonesboro in the fall, but plans to return home next summer and help coach the team that led her to the success she has enjoyed.

“It’s been fun,” Lovellette said. “Saturday was my last meet, and everyone made a big deal about it. The kids look up to me because of me being a swimmer and coach, so I definitely want to come back and continue coaching.”

Piranhas coach Debbie Skidmore says the program is still on the rise. The addition of an indoor pool this year gave the team better practice opportunities, and a full girls roster helped their efforts in the meet of champs. She says while they are still a few boys short of being where they need to be, she is satisfied with the abundant progress that has been made.

“We’ve had a lot of these kids for five years now,” Skidmore said. “They have bonded. They love to come and work out with each other. It’s kind of become like a family, they go on trips to Wild River Country and parties together.”

The boys captain for Piranhas is John’s older brother Jarod Santiago. The Leader convinced Jarod to be serious just long enough to put his team’s season into perspective.

“Things went pretty well for us this season,” Santiago said. “Everyone put in their hours. We’re a little thin in some areas, but we’ll get some more kids.” As per usual, Jarod was not shy about stating his opinions, particularly when it came to his least favorite of events.

“Everything went swell except for the butterfly,” Santiago said. “I just don’t believe in the butterfly; I think it should be banned forever.”

TOP STORY >>Pathfinder to expand

Leader staff writer

Pathfinder will build pre-school and remodel another building with $8.2 million in bonds approved by theJacksonville City Council Thursday night.

The Jacksonville Health Care Facilities Board will issue the bonds and Pathfinders will make the payments, but before the board could pursue the bonds, it needed the councils approval.

The Jacksonville Health Care Facilities Board was created in 1978 for “the purpose of financing heath care facilities for the developmentally disabled, including facilities for residential housing, training, and education of persons who may be mentally
or developmentally disabled.”

The board has been used in the past to finance Pathfinder projects.

The $8.2 million bond issue will finance the construction of a 42,000- square-foot preschool for Pathfinders and will be built near the corner of Main Street and Redmond Road. Part of the funds will also be used to renovate and expand the Jim Pickens Skill Training Center at 905 Redmond Road.

Pathfinder has the second largest payroll of any industry in Jacksonville, second only to Little Rock Air Force Base, according to officials.

In other council business:

Police Chief Robert Baker, in his monthly report to the council, said his department responded to 2,719 complaint calls during June, down slightly from May, but up 7 percent from June 2006.

Police made 318 adult arrests in June, including 15 for drugs. The department served 295 warrants and 253 subpoenas.
More than $80,000 worth of items was reported stolen in June, down $30,000 from May and
down $14,000 from June 2006.

Baker reported that the police had recovered $24,126 worth of property during the

In his monthly report, Public Works Director Jim Oakley said the animal shelter took in 141 dogs and
128 cats in June. One cat and 9 dogs were returned to their owners, while 23 cats and 49 dogs were adopted.

Shelter officials euthanized 121 cats and 57 dogs during the month. Seven bite cases were reported to animal control.
The attacks included three cats and four dogs, including two pit bulls, a shepherd mix and a terrier. None of them were declared vicious because of the

TOP STORY >>Housing on golf course would cost city millions

Leader senior staff writer

If the North Hills Golf Course were turned into a housing development, it would cost taxpayers between $2.2 million and $2.4 million in infrastructure improvements to accommodate the additional traffic and storm runoff capacity, City Engineer Michael Clayton said at Monday night’s Sherwood City Council meeting.

That would include an estimated $665,000 in road improvements and underground drainage, $450,000 for two 48-inch storm drains, $280,000 to get in and out of the development from state Hwy. 107 and $400,000 to make the Windchime Bridge higher, wider and less subject to flooding, he said.

The city recently conducted its own appraisal on the land at $2.2 million after a potential buyer offered the private owners $5.1 million for the golf course, which the city has blocked and is now in litigation.

Clayton’s information was in response to a question from the public and not related to any council action. Four immediate neighbors of the new Wal-Mart Supercenter under construction on Maryland Avenue spoke not against the Wal-Mart—which has already reduced their property values—but in favor of a tall, long brick or concrete wall to separate their homes from the parking lot. Kerrie Rounsaville and her husband Ben invited council members to join them at 7 a.m. some Saturday morning to listen to the rock crushers and heavy equipment already in full swing and their cars already coated in a fine dust.
“I’ll even make you a pot of coffee,” she said.

Rounsaville said she was concerned not only about the noise from the parking lot, but, in light of the weekend purse snatching and deadly shooting at the North Little Rock Wal-mart, with their own safety. They said they didn’t want some cyclone fence that people could climb getting away from the police. One said the North Little Rock Police were summoned to McCain Boulevard Wal-Mart more than 600 times last year.

“Your request is quite reasonable,” said acting Mayor Bill Harmon, who faces City Clerk Virginia Hillman in a runoff special election to replace Dan Stedman. Stedman resigned shortly after taking office for health reasons.

Developer Tim McClurg, through Brooks McRae of McKinney Associates, withdrew his request to consider at the meeting an ordinance to rezone about 13.5 acres from R-1, single family residential to R-3 to allow construction of 248 luxury apartments at Oakdale and Brockington Road.

Rents for the gated apartments would range from $800 per month for a one-bedroom to $1,200 per month for three-bedroom units.

The planning commission approved the rezoning 7-0, but Council Member Becky Vassar said she had concerns she wanted answered first. She said she wanted the public to have more time to consider the issue.

Several people expressed concern that Sherwood already had too many apartments and that criminal often live in apartments.
Vassar reminded the developers that if the council voted down their proposed zoning change, they could not return with the issue for one year, and recommended they return in 30 days with their proposed ordinance.

The council unanimously adopted an overlay district to limit residential construction in part of the recently annexed land at the end of Little Rock Air Force Base runways. Because the area in question already was under such a limitation from when it was under Jacksonville’s control, there was no opposition.

The council also unanimously rejected an ordinance to rename Brookswood, which runs only a few blocks before becoming Brockington Road. The business owners on Brookswood said it would be a hardship on them.

The council also approved creation of a tennis center professional in the Parks and Recreation Department at a cost of $35,714 including insurance and payroll taxes, and also approved a new position for District Court case coordinator, at a cost of $57,120.

The council also approved an ordinance declaring a house at 103 Anne Ave. a public nuisance, condemned it and authorized its demolition.

The city had been unable to contact an owner for a long period of time. Next-door neighbor Toni Collier told the council “the house stinks, the sewage is backed up and if there were a fire, my house would burn down.”

TOP STORY >>Harry Potter fans jam stores, library

Leader staff writer

Harry Potter fans lined up in full force Friday night at bookstores throughout the area to get their copies of “Deathly Hollows,” the final book in the series.

Brandi Madill, assistant manager of Hastings Books, Music and Video store in Jacksonville, said the midnight release party was a huge hit. So many people participated, she couldn’t even estimate the numbers.

“We had a great turnout. We had a costume and trivia contest, which was a lot of fun,” Madill said. “We had an assortment of hats available for the kids, little word games to play and even kid-friendly butter beer for the kids to drink.”

Madill said butter beer is a famous drink from the book and store employees had a good time fixing up their own recipe.
Madill couldn’t tell how many books the store had ordered for the event but said the store still has about 100 copies for sale.Fans dressed in costumes, played games and made wands at the store.

At Wal-Mart, enthusiasts lined up to get their copy of the final book.

The Central Arkansas Library System, with branches in Jacksonville, Sherwood, Little Rock, Maumelle and Perryville, had 90 copies with 145 people on the waiting list for the book. The system also had waiting lists for audiotapes and CDs of the book, according to the library’s Web site.

Kathy Seymour, manager of the Esther D. Nixon Library in Jacksonville, said her branch received six of the 90 copies and they were out the door before employees could even view them.

“Each library within the CAL system held a raffle before the book came out, and one lucky winner received the first copy to keep for a month from each branch,” Seymour said. “We had the books delivered to us on Friday and we started making calls to those on hold to pick them up on Saturday.”

Since the books had to stay under lock and key until Saturday the library employees never even got to read the book before it came out, and according to Seymour, the book will not be returned for a long time since the waiting list has so many people on it.

“Anyone with a CAL library card can go online and reserve a copy of any title we have,” she said. “Once a book is returned then we contact the next person in line on the hold list to pick up their book. The audio books are not in yet and we have holds on those as well. I think they are due to come out in 10 to 15 days.”

Olivia Harris, who is in charge of children programs at the library, said the winner of the raffle for the book was the most excited person Saturday. “In years past, people would be at the doors waiting, but this year the little boy who won and his mom came in and she took photos of him with his book,” Harris said. “All others who had the book on hold were adults and they just came in and got their copy. But the little boy was so happy.”

Harris said the boys’ mother told her he had won a few other things earlier in the week and it just “seemed to be his lucky week.”

Although many chose to purchase the book rather than borrow it from a library, the Arlene Cherry Library in Cabot also has a waiting list for the last chapter in the tale of Harry Potter.

“We received seven regular-print books, one large-print and two audio-books and they are all checked out,” Leeann Boyd with the Cabot library said. “There are 12 people on the waiting list for the book and five on the waiting list for the audio book,” she said.

They too didn’t have the chance to read it, but employees at the Cabot library at least got to see the books before they were all checked out.

“We got to cover them with our protective plastic,” Boyd said.Rowling’s Harry Potter books have sold 325 million copies in 64 languages. “Deathly Hallows” has a print run of 12 million in the U.S. alone.

Heather Hartsell, Leader staff writer and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

TOP STORY >>Beebe bans almost all pit bulls in town

Leader staff writer

All but a few of the estimated 150 pit bulls in Beebe must be out of town within 30 days or they will be impounded and possibly destroyed.

The Beebe City Council passed an ordinance Monday night banning all but the 11 dogs currently licensed. Owners of those dogs have 30 days to purchase liability insurance of at least $100,000, get microchips implanted in their dogs for identification and have them spayed or neutered.

The owners have 60 days to build pens approximately 20 feet by 40 feet to make sure their dogs can run loose.

Randy and Teresa Turner, who attended the council meeting earlier this month and argued their case for the grandfather clause that was not included in the original draft of the ordinance, also attended the Monday night meeting and protested the fence requirement.

Randy Turner told the mayor and council that he rented his home and that such a large pen would be expensive. Teresa Turner said she only took her dog out on a leash; that it would never live outside; and that she should not be required to fence her dog.

Alderman Tracy Lightfoot responded that if the city gave special consideration to the Turners, all the owners of licensed pit bulls would try to keep their dogs inside to keep from building pens.

“We can’t play favorites,” Lightfoot said.

“The fence is required,” the mayor said.

The ordinance passed with an emergency clause so the ban is effective now for all types of full-blooded pit bulls, mixed pit bulls and dogs that look like pit bulls.

Clerk-Treasurer Carol Crump-Westergren will send registered letters to the owners of licensed dogs explaining the rules for keeping their pets.

The ordinance also says that pit bulls are not allowed in multi-family dwellings and chaining dogs of all kinds is prohibited. The council told the city attorney earlier this month to include the grandfather clause for licensed dogs.

Lightfoot said Monday that he believed that only the five dogs licensed at that time would fall under the grandfather clause and that he was opposed to including the additional six dogs.

The mayor responded that not including them would probably be illegal and make the ordinance more vulnerable to lawsuits.
In other business:

The owners of the Sears store in Searcy are building a store in Beebe.

The 8,500-square-foot store will be built on Dewitt Henry Drive across from the funeral home. Sales are expected to exceed $3 million within three years.

TOP STORY >>Battling bad traffic together

Leader staff writer

It’s common knowledge that Cabot’s growth is because of its schools, and so is the worst of its traffic problems. But the city and the school district have never worked together on traffic issues – until now.

Last week, representatives from the city and the school district got together for a four-hour workshop on improving the traffic flow around the schools and agreed upon some measures that might help. The changes include closing some schools to left turns, redirecting traffic, additional striping, additional signs, and police officers on overtime directing traffic for two or three weeks after school starts.

“The more we whittle away at it the better the traffic will be,” Mayor Eddie Joe Williams told those as-sembled for the workshop.

He said this week that after talking to school officials about the traffic flow around Magness Creek Elementary, he has asked the highway department to consider adding a turn lane on Highway 5 in front of the school. And so far, the answer hasn’t been “no.”

Williams says the biggest impact on traffic and the smallest cost will be the changes at Middle School South, where left turns will be banned. At Southside Elementary, a larger loading pad will be built for parents picking up their children and staging will be in the neighborhood.

Alderman Teri Meissner, who attended the workshop, expressed concern about parents lining up in neighborhoods to pick up their children. The people who live there will disapprove, she said.

But Williams said school traffic in neighborhoods is inevitable.

“The dilemma is Cabot is that everybody wants to buy a house in a neighborhood with a school,” he said. “If we build a school, three subdivisions are going to pop up around it.”

Dr. Tony Thurman, school superintendent, said the biggest traffic problem is at the high school where 800 students, 300 employees and 86 buses all try to leave at the same time. The school has tried to alleviate the problem by using a school employee to stop traffic on Highway 38 to let cars out of the parking lot. The job is dangerous and the man wanted to quit last term, Thurman said, but agreed to stay one more year.

The city proposes a right turn only off Bellamy onto Highway 38 for school traffic. Also a new traffic light will go up this school term at the intersection of Highway 38 and Highway 39. Congestion will likely be worse during the installation of the new signal, but the mayor told school officials that it would be worth the trouble because it will be synchronized with other signals in the city. The existing signal is not synchronized with any other signal, he said.

The booklet that participants in the workshop received contained two pages drafted by the school districts titled “Traffic Concerns around Cabot Schools.” Although the workshop was amicable, the school district is concerned that the railroad overpass set for construction this year and the closing of Polk Street will be problematic.

The section on the high school says in part, “Although the traffic is extremely heavy in this area, it flows relatively smoothly with the school paying for persons to direct the traffic. The problem of parents leaving Junior High North will get much worse when the new bypass is finished and Polk Street is closed.

“There is a lot of exiting traffic in the afternoon that currently turns west on Polk Street that will have to turn toward Highway 38 and turn left into the student traffic to get to the new bypass.”

Williams said this week that Polk Street was identified about 10 years ago as one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the state. Closing it was the only way the city could get funding for the railroad overpass, so it will close. “I don’t think the traffic will be worse, I think it will be a realignment,” he said, adding that it will be more than a year before the overpass is completed and Polk Street is closed.

FROM THE PUBLISHER >>Local TV closes in on killing

When it comes to local TV news, they say if it bleeds, it leads.

One of the Little Rock television stations didn’t disappoint fans of TV violence when its cameraman zoomed in on a Jacksonville man as he lay dead in the Wal-Mart parking lot in North Little Rock Sunday afternoon.

Shoppers and relatives wept nearby until the police arrived. Reporters interviewed grieving relatives, in-cluding the victim’s daughter, until the coroner was called more than an hour later.

The victim, Dean Worden, 40, lay in the parking lot for a couple of hours, giving reporters and photographers plenty of time to get their story and pictures.

Only one TV station showed the bloody sheet over Worden’s body, but the station quit airing the scene after 10 p.m. Sunday when police complained about the footage.

The shooting occurred around 2 p.m. as the Worden family went shopping at Wal-Mart.

Police arrested Joshua Leallen Lofton, 17, just 13 hours after the shooting, thanks to surveillance cameras and tips from witnesses who saw him snatch a purse from Linda Garner. Then, in an act of total depravity, he fired several shots from a getaway car, hitting Worden in the neck.

Lofton has been charged with capital murder and was denied bail during his arraignment Tuesday. The police arrived quickly at the crime scene and cordoned off the area, but the coroner’s office wasn’t notified until 3:36 p.m.

Coroner Mark Malcolm arrived at the murder scene eight minutes later, he told us Tuesday.

“Sometimes it takes longer to notify the coroner,” he said, explaining that the Wal-Mart parking lot was a huge crime scene and the police were going over the entire area after they taped off the parking lot and then called him.

The coroner then worked with police in their investigation and left with the body about a half an hour later — a long time after the shooting, but that’s just how it is sometimes, Malcolm said.

He had a busy day Sunday: Later that evening, a Tulsa Drillers first-base coach was hit by a line drive at Dickey-Stephens Park, which is just a couple of miles from Wal-Mart.

Malcolm was called to the hospital, where the coach was pronounced dead and then the state medical examiner performed an autopsy.

“It was a sad day,” Malcolm told us.

The Worden family are members of Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church in Sherwood, which has set up a memorial fund at Metropolitan National Bank.

The family is reluctant to talk to the press but issued a statement through the church, thanking North Little Rock police “for their treatment of the family and their efforts to bring the guilty party to justice.

“We would also like to thank the many witnesses who have come forward to assist the police and the public for their outpouring of sympathy. We appreciate the continued prayers and respect for our need for privacy.”

Although Worden’s family is in shock, their Christian faith is helping them get through this difficult time. His obituary on p. 5A mentions 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, where love triumphs over adversity:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

Lofton’s mother, Diane, had a similar message for her son in court: “I would like to say, Joshua, our prayers are with you, and I hope that you will continue to pray and look to the Lord.”

TOP STORY >>Villines hoping to pass jail tax

Leader senior staff writer

Three of the largest challenges facing Pulaski County in implementing the recommendations of UALR Task Force on Public Safety will be voter approval of a new quarter-cent sales tax, an in-depth financial audit and a major-league study of personnel and functions to maximize efficiency and minimize waste and duplication, County Judge Buddy Villines said this week.

The task force made 16 specific recommendations concerning segregation of law-enforcement money, accounting, transparency, accountability, greater reliance on prevention, intervention and treatment and the aforementioned dedicated jail-tax increase to fund construction, remodeling, maintenance and operation of an adequate jail.

Villines sent Charles Hathaway, former University of Arkansas at Little Rock chancellor and chairman of the task force, a letter informing him of actions the county was or would undertake to implement the recommendations of the report, and two days later, Hathaway wrote to compliment the judge on his quick action.

“I had not expected such a commitment in only one week,” Hathaway wrote. “I find the responses very satisfactory.”
Villines said Monday that it would probably cost about $500,000 — money the county doesn’t yet have — to hire national consultants to audit both the county’s budget and use of manpower, but that money for the financial audit could well be available by the end of the year.

Villines said it was important to undertake those expensive audits before the 2010 census, when the county’s share of sales taxes would decrease as a larger proportion of the county residents move to or are incorporated into a city.
He said he appreciated the task force’s effort.

“It’s kind of laid down a game plan,” said the judge. “It is achievable and it can work.

“This has given us a chance to put some things together that need to be put together,” said Villines, but noting that while there are things he can do unilaterally as the county judge, others require action by the quorum court, the sheriff’s office, local judges and the voting public.

The task force confirmed what Villines, the quorum court and the previous public safety task force all concluded — that it would take a permanent quarter-cent sales tax “in order to have the facility and programs we need,” he said.

“This confirms what we’ve been saying for years,” Villines said. “In order to have the facility and programs we need, it takes a quarter cent to do it.”

Pulaski County voters turned down exactly such a tax 16,112 to 12,088 in September 2006, in part because many voters believe the county had the money but was wasteful, putting it into the Big Dam Bridge, for instance.”

Villines says money that went into the bridge could not be used legally for jail purposes.

He said he hoped that the report of the task force would assure voters that there is no money available to expand and operate the county detention center unless they do approve a new tax. In addition to the new tax, the task force recommended that mayors of Pulaski County cities reassign their contractual contribution from the jail to “evidence-based” prevention, intervention and treatment programs.

“The sheriff’s challenge is to put together a comprehensive public safety program and take it to the voters,” Villines said.

Monday, July 23, 2007

OBITUARIES >> 07-21-07

Harold Rackley

Harold L. Rackley, 70, of Searcy was born May 6, 1937, and passed away July 18. He was an Army veteran and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

He and his wife were owners of Framecrafter Gallery in Searcy. He was a custom picture framer for 36 years. He was a member of Beebe Church of Christ.

Harold loved his family and friends very much and was loved and admired by his community.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Geralda Lay Rackley; his daughters, Debbie and husband Bob Morrison of Beebe and Cindi and husband Mike Brannon of Cabot; his sons, Greg and wife Cheryl Rackley of Beebe and David Rackley of Conway; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

“He was from the old school; he believed in honest hard work, living a life of integrity and making sure his children had a much better life than he had. In that regard, his life was certainly a huge success,” according to his son David.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rose Bud.

Sammye Cruce

Sammye (Gigi) McKinley Cruce, 79, of Lonoke died July 18. She was born on April 10, 1928, to the late Sam R. and Ethel McKinley.

She was an active member of the Palm Street Church of Christ for 48 years. She showed her love for people in her caring and serving ways.

Survivors include her husband, James R. Cruce; son, Greg and wife Karen Cruce of Springdale; daughters, Phyllis and husband Larry Cash and Jan and husband Danny Hazelwood, both of Lonoke; sister, Maurice Burks of Searcy; six grandchildren, Scott and wife Tonya Cash, Ashley and husband Noah Rabb, Stuart and wife Dylana Cash, Amy and husband Josh Graham, Hunter Cruce and Tammy and husband Anthony Ponder; nine great-grandchildren and many other relatives and special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21 at Palm Street Church of Christ in Lonoke with special friend Randy Rankin officiating. Interment will follow in Lonoke Cemetery.

The family extends a special thanks to Chambers Nursing Home and Arkansas Hospice for their loving care.
Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Barbara Hall

Barbara Jean Wisdom Hall, 63, of Sherwood passed away July 18 after a long health-related battle. She was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to the late Imogene Starns and Edgar Wisdom. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family and caring for her grandchildren. She also liked golf, bowling and watching “CSI.”

She was of the Pentecostal faith and was employeed by St. Vincent’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Sherwood as a kitchen supervisor. She received the Employee of the Year award in 2004.

Her pastime was cooking. “She always had a pot of something on the stove anytime someone came to her house,” according to the family.

She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Paul Thomas Hall; two sons, Lance Hall and wife Sherry and Sean Hall; one daughter, Jeanie Smith; two sisters, Sharon Wigham and Carolyn Thompson; 12 grandchildren, Rickey Haney and wife Andra, Michael Hall and wife Megan, Melissa Hall, Christy Mathis, Scott Gossett, Jordan Hall, Jacob Hall, Devin Hall, Heather Meeks, Noah Slaughter, Madison Slaughter and Alyssa Caldwell; four great-grandchildren, Trey Haney, Aaron Hall, Cara Haney and Brooklyn Hall.

Graveside services were July 20 at Pinecrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Alexander with Bro. Richard Whittington officiating.

Rachel Bearden

Rachel Bearden, 74, of Heber Springs died July 17.

She was born Nov. 6, 1932, at Heber Springs to Walter and Alta Hackworth Fry.

She is survived by two sons, Danny Fry of Beebe and Walter Bearden, Jr. of Cabot; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chester Fry of Concord and Dewey Fry of Heber Springs; two sisters, Ethel Hartsfield of Heber Springs and Polly Hester of Marana, Ariz.

Cremation arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe.