Wednesday, August 16, 2017

OBITUARIES >> 8-16-17

MICHELLE JONES

In loving memory of Michelle (Shelley) Jones who passed unexpectedly on Aug. 9. Shelley was born on Aug. 21, 1957, to H.S. Taveau III and Catherine Taveau.

She married the love of her life, Larry Jones, in 1978 and had three children, James, Jessica (Sampson) and Joshua Jones. She was a proud Nainy to Chloe, Isabella, Emmett and Christian.

In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren, Shelley is survived by her siblings, H.S. Taveau IV, Susan Taveau, Scott Taveau, Catherine Allinson, Lindsay Taveau and Steven Taveau.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at Moore’s Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Shelley’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 1504 N. J.P. Wright Loop Road, Jacksonville, Ark. 72076.

Sign the online guestbook at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.

EVENTS >> 8-16-17

GROCERY GIVEAWAY IN LONOKE COUNTY

The Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute free USDA groceries at several locations in Lonoke County starting at 9 a.m. today. The items to be distributed may include packaged fruit, vegetables and meat. Income guidelines must be met and ID is required to receive food.

The food distribution will be held at the following locations:

Cabot Church of Christ, 500 N. Second St.; Ward Chamber of Commerce, 80 W. Second St.; Woodlawn Senior Center, 10070 Hwy. 31 N.; Austin City Hall, 202 Hendricks St.; Lonoke County Fairgrounds, 800 W. Third St., Lonoke; Allport City Hall, 100 N. Front St.; England Community Center, 30 Perry Drive; Carlisle Community Center, 120 E. Fourth St., and Humnoke Community Building, 50 N. Fifth St.


SCHOOL SUPPLIES SATURDAY AT GALLOW PARK 

Mission Jacksonville will give free school supplies during a back-to-school event from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Saturday at Galloway Park.


JACKSONVILLE ANIMAL SHELTER ‘BARKING LOT SALE’

Jacksonville Animal Shelter will hold its “barking lot” sale will be held, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at 217 S. Redmond Road.

Proceeds will help the animals at the shelter. There will also be a barbeque, car wash and dog wash for $10 donations.


GROUP FIGHTING HOMELESSNESS MEETS AUG. 26

Central Arkansas Team Care for the Homeless, known as CATCH, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at the American Legion Post 71 in Cabot, 114 N First St., in the Cabot Mini-Mall.

For more information, call 501-203-5715.


TRAIN SHOW AUG. 26 AT COMMUNITY CENTER

The seventh annual Jacksonville train show will be held from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27 at the community center, 5 Municipal Drive. Admission is $7 and is good both days. Kids 12 and under are free.

The Jacksonville Lions Club will raffle two handmade quilts at the event. For more information, call Daryl Conner of Rail and Sprue Hobbies at 501-982-6836.


SHEPHERD’S CENTER LOOKING FOR BRIDGE PLAYERS

Bridge players are needed at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Shepherd’s Center in the Beebe United Methodist Church, 302-A N. Main St. Beginners are welcome.

For more information, call 501-843-2930.


PHILIPPINE CHURCH TO HOLD EVANGELICAL MISSION  

Iglesia Ni Cristo at 236 Pearl St. in Jacksonville will hold an evangelical mission at 6 p.m. Sunday. The church originated in the Philippines and welcomes everyone.


LONOKE COUNTY MUSEUM NEEDS DONATED ITEMS

The Lonoke County Museum is seeking donated items to sell at its fundraiser garage sale Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2.

For more information, call 501-676-6750.


SAFE HAVEN JEANS AND JEWELS GALA SEPT. 21

Lonoke County Safe Haven’s fourth annual Jeans and Jewels fundraising gala will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at Bella Terra Estates, 500 Hwy. 89 in north Pulaski County.

Tickets are $65, and sponsorship opportunities are available through Lonoke County Safe Haven’s Facebook page.


KNIGHTS’ BINGO GAMES 

The Jacksonville Knights of Columbus hosts a bingo fundraiser on the first and third Saturday of the month at St. Jude’s the Apostle Catholic Church, 2403 McArthur Drive.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Quick-fire starts 6:30 p.m., and regular bingo starts at 7.

CLASSIFIEDS >> 8-16-17

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Pathfinder, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its monthly board meeting, 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Donald W. Reynolds Administration and Treatment Center, 2520 W. Main St., Jacksonville, Ar.

Memory Problems?  Consider a clinical trial for those who have early to mild Alzheimer’s disease or memory problems that may be early symptoms. • 50 - 85 years old • Have a reliable study parter that can accompany you to visits in Little Rock. For more information, please call the Clinical Trials, Inc. 501-227-6179. Visit www.ClinicalTrialsInc.com

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

DISH TV. 190 channels. $49.99/mo. for 24 mos. Ask About Exclusive Dish Features like Sling® and the Hopper®. PLUS HighSpeed Internet, $14.95/mo. (Availability and Restrictions apply.) TV for Less, Not Less TV! Call 1-855-374-9776.

WANTED - Only 5 more homes needing METAL ROOFS, SIDING OR WINDOWS to be displayed in our upcoming before and after photo contest. SAVE HUNDREDS. 100% financing. Payments $89/Mo. Free estimates. Senior/Military discounts. Winner receives  $500 Rebate. DETAILS CALL!! 866-668-8681. wac


SERVICES

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


HELP WANTED

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

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

Kareer Kids Child Development Center is offering full-time opportunities in an Arkansas Better Chance for School Success funded Pre-K program in Jacksonville. Immediate full time position available for 2017-2018 school year. Requirements: must be at least 18 years old, have a BA in Early Childhood Education, P-4 Teacher License or BA in a related field and dedicated to making a difference in children's lives. Pay based on experience, benefits and training available. To apply stop by to fill out an application: 1912 McArthur Drive, Jacksonville, 501-985-2715.

EXPERIENCED KENNEL help and sales (puppies). Arky Barky’s, 9714 Hwy. 107/JFK. Call Pat, (501) 944-6158.

HANDYMAN NEEDED for ongoing maintenance of commercial building in Ward. Text or phone. (785) 547-5213.

EXPERIENCED FRAMING carpenters in Cabot/Searcy area. Call Ronnie at (501) 416-1498 or (501) 941-5689.

Looking for subcontractor for bank foreclosure work.  Must have own truck and tools, $1000+per week, pay based upon work performed.  501-672-4347.

TEACHERS and SCHOOL NURSES! APPLY TODAY! lrsdjobs.org. Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug and Tobacco Free Workplace, Se Habla Español.

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a driver for TMC Transportation! Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training! 1-501-557-6171 DRIVEDDA.COM.


AUCTIONS

WASHINGTON COUNTY AR, SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTION - August 17, 2017 - 10:00am, 2615 S. Brink Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72701 Open house date Aug.16th, 10am - 4pm. Large surplus auction of heavy equip., vehicles and road equip. including (13) Road Graders. (9) 2011 JD Graders with very low hours. MUCH MORE! For Terms, details, pics,more info: www.blockauction.com Paul Colvin, Jr. 479-790-5513 AALB#1103.

ESTATE AUCTION! 311 S. Ross, Vinita, OK 74301Thurs., August 24, 2017, STARTS @ 8:57 A.M. Estate of: Mike Carroll,  Owner: Brenda Carroll, Running 2 Auction Rings All Day, collectors dream auction of unique antiques. COKE MEMORABILIA, MILLS SLOT MACHINE, TRUCK, TRAILER, CARPORT, UNIQUE ANTIQUES, FURNITURE and COLLECTIBLES, JUKEBOXES, DISPENSING MACHINES, AMERICANA and FOLK ART, TELLER CAGE, FLAPPER PURSES, TOOLS, NAT’L CASH REGISTER, Terms: Cash – Credit Cards – Check with Proper ID – OK Sales Tax Applies unless exemption is shown. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS DAY OF SALE SUPERSEDES PREVIOUS ADVERTISING. CHUPPS AUCTION CO. Dale Chupp, Realtor, Century 21, NEOKL.


YARD SALES

AWA YARD Sale, August 18, 7 am- 6 pm and 8/19, 7 am-2 pm, ANA Prop. at 8088 Hwy. 31N, Lonoke. Outdoor items, hunting, fishing, boating and camping.

YARD SALE, 8/19, 27 Fairway Dr., Cabot. Deco. items, furniture, linens, Dept. 56 North Pole series, Lemax Village, drapes, books, CDs.

YARD SALE, 8/19, 7 am, 22 Fieldcrest Cir., Cabot. Furniture and lots of stuff.


VEHICLES and ACCESSORIES

UTILITY TRAILER, 5x14, single-axle dovetail ramp, good condition, $500. (501) 438-9696, Lonoke.

2011 CAMRY, 97,412 miles, black, good condition, $7,900. Text (870) 815-0420.

‘83 FORD F-100, 94,000 miles, runs good, $1,000. (501) 843-9485.

1990 MIATA, 101,400 miles, 5-spd., great condition, reduced from $4,500 to $3,500. (501) 533-7726.

‘92 HONDA Accord, runs and drives well, great on gas, clean interior, burgundy exterior, has dent and scratches, no radio, $1,500. 605-2242, Cabot.

1990 JEEP Wrangler YJ hardtop, 304 motor, good condition, all new tires and wheels, light bar, stereo, $4,900. (501) 416-8107.

1997 MERCURY Mountaineer, all wheel drive, 5.0 motor, 189K miles, good truck, $1,450. (501) 588-5331.

2009 MERCEDES C300 4matic, beautiful black sedan, 85,000 miles, well-maintained, $11,000. (501) 412-8242, Lonoke.

2000 TOYOTA Celica, 5-speed, white, $4,500. Serious inquiries only. 882-2142.


LAWN and FARM EQUIPMENT

MURRAY, 12 hp. mower, rear engine, good condition, $400; John Deere mower, 23 hp., 48” cut, runs but needs tires, $375. (501) 983-1445.

SNAPPER ZERO-TURN 33” cut, 18.5 hp Briggs and Stratton engine, great condition, $500. (501) 658-1802.

FARM PRO tractor and tiller, $3,800. (501) 983-1445.

LIKE NEW Kioti KL 401 4x4 enclosed cab tractor w/front bucket, heated and cooled cab and lots more. Less than 200 hrs., excellent condition, $21,500. (501) 326-2800, Jax.

TROYBILT LAWNMOWER, 7-speed trans., new battery, 2 new filters, like new, cutting deck for grass or leaves, $825. 982-2504.

CHERRY PICKER, $50. (501) 983-1445.

SNAPPER LAWNMOWER, parts only, good deck, 6-spd. self-propelled unit, $35. (501) 882-2142.

46” and 48” mowing decks, $125 ea. (501) 983-1445.


ANIMALS, PETS and SUPPLIES

WHELPING BOX, 44x44, solid wood, $60. (501) 266-2732, Lonoke.

FREE TO good home, female Springer Spaniel mix, 4 mos. old, shots current, 10 lbs., comes w/food. (501) 773-8796.

POLICE DOG to good home, must have big fenced yard, very sweet dog, loves people. (501) 988-5141.

FREE TO good home, kitten, gray and white tabby and calico, litterbox trained, (501) 837-5798, Beebe.

LARGE BIRD cage, $40. (501) 983-1445.

FREE TO good home, 2 adult dogs, male German Shepherd mix and female Blue Heeler mix. (501) 259-9559.


MISCELLANEOUS

RESMED C-PAP machine, good condition, 6’ hose, face mask, $378. (501) 749-8667.

2 PR. size 12/13 diabetic shoes, brown and black, good condition, $83 ea. (501) 749-8667.

GOLF CLUBS: Ping I2 irons, Taylor woods, Golfsmith putter, Hogan bag, all in excellent condition, $333. 749-8667.

new metal walking cane, excellent condition, $27; backpack, new, red and black, $32. 749-8667.

CRISTAL D’ARQUES Durand France crystal grand piano trinket/jewelry box, excellent! Made in France, $20 cash. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

SIG SAUER P226 Legion case, medallion and 2 factory 10-round magazines, firearm not included, $150. (501) 438-9696, Lonoke.

WALKER, tall and wide, great condition, $41. (501) 749-8667.

BIG MAN’S electric scooter w/truck lift, $1,350. 982-7916.

GLASSWARE, WHAT-NOTS, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, crib mattresses, books, pictures, picture frames, small toys, VHS movies and lots more. Make offer. 843-4890, leave msg.

SET OF country blue cotton curtains, fit double windows, $10; round table cover, $5; short curtains, $5. 985-9991, leave msg.

SHORT CRUTCHES, $10; handicap walker, $15; batteries for hearing aids. 985-9991, leave msg.

POWER CHAIR, older model, but good condition, almost new battery, can be used outside, $1,000. (501) 606-6455.

BROTHER PE525 embroidery machine, excellent condition, some backing and thread included, $200. (501) 743-5450, Cabot.

M and M AIRPLANE, new cond., $20 cash; carnival glass, beautiful Fenton pitcher and more, $15-$45. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

HANDCRAFTED PLAYHOUSE for ages 2-6, pd. $5,500, sell $1,700. Must pickup, no delivery. (501) 605-2242, Cabot.

PEARL DRUM w/zylophone in case, $175. (501) 843-5847.

KIMBALL UPRIGHT piano w/bench, Spanish pecan, good condition, best offer. Only non-profits need call. (501) 597-0798 after 4 pm.

NEW RELIANCE 310C manual indoor transfer switch (30A) for generator, $250. (501) 941-0657, Cabot.

NEW IN box, Kohler stainless Barossa pull-down kitchen faucet w/soap/lotion dispenser, $160. (501) 941-0657, Cabot.

SEVERAL BIKES from small kid’s to adult sizes, $25-$65. (501) 983-1445, Cabot.

GUITAR. New in box, Spectrum 38" concert style acoustic, Case, strap, pick and electronic tuner, $30. (501) 266-2732, Lonoke.

NEW REGULAR size wheelchair, navy blue, $60. (501) 941-5189.

RARE OLD carnival glass sleigh, 9”x5”x6.5”, excellent condition, $65 firm. (501) 983-4168, Jax.

3 DRAGONS by M. Pean, Peacock, hatching and coiled emerald dragons, pd. $115, asking $60 for all. (501) 983-4168.

UNDERPINNING FOR 16x80 mobile home w/J-trim used, some pieces, some not, 21” to 29” in height, $125. 680-0128.

CHANDELIER, $25; ceiling fan, white, $25. (501) 590-9758.

LITTLE GIRL’S dresses, sz. 5/6X-8, like new, $6-$8. (501) 590-9758.

KOHLER PORCELAIN dbl. kitchen sink w/Delta fixtures, good condition, $100. (501) 843-5376.

TRI-FOLD PICTURE frame, standing holds twelve 8x10’s, $20; Xbox one, games GTA-5 and The Walking Dead, $20 ea. or both for $35. (501) 286-3553.

GOLD RINGS, 3 heart-shaped, one cat’s eye sapphire and one turquoise crystal, sizes 7/8, $50 ea. or all for $175. (501) 286-3553.

SWIMMING POOL, Easy Set, still in box, 12’x30” w/ ladder, leaf skimmer, filter, pump, maintenance kit, all for $150. (501) 628-6456, Cabot.

HALO, 360º baby bassinet, used once, plays lullabies with feeding timer, etc. Beautiful. Pd. $250. Asking $150. (501) 628-6456, Cabot.


FURNITURE and APPLIANCES

DRESSER, NIGHTSTAND and armoire, good condition. (501) 613-7588.

RECLINER and 32” TV, both like new, guaranteed, buy together $120, separately $70 ea. (501) 843-6089.

LAZYBOY RECLINER, burgundy cloth, excellent condition, $75. (501) 743-6403, Cabot.

BEIGE DBL. reclining sofa, good condition, $400 obo. (501) 319-5429.

WHIRLPOOL WASHER and dryer, $500. (870) 494-5100, Diana.

4-DRAWER CHEST, solid wood, $65; microwave stand, $10; wicker rocking chair, $10. 985-2244.

BEAUTIFUL MIRRORED bar and 2 heavy duty swivel barstools, $750 cash. (501) 983-4168.

QUEEN BED w/mattress, good condition, $325 obo. 843-0997 or 681-3041, Cabot.

LG 10,000 BTU portable air conditioner, cools 400 sq. ft., works great, $200. (501) 941-5274.

HEADBOARD, WHITE, wicker, full-size, 53” tall and rounded at top, $55. (501) 286-7394, Cabot.

MOVING - WASHER and dryer and other misc. items, all must be sold by 8/25. (501) 590-9119 after 3 pm.

CEDAR STORAGE chest, 46”x24”w x 20”h w/hearts on exterior, $100; Corner desk w/credenza, $60; couch, light gray, $75. (501) 286-3553.

SOLID OAK 5-pc. sectional custom built entertainment center, 7’10” tall, 7’2” wide, $1,000 obo. (501) 628-6456, Cabot.


WANTED

WANTED: 3-WHEEL bike. (501) 982-5261 or (501) 681-6790.


LOTS and ACREAGE

Land for Sale: 1.88 Acres on Dana Lane, Cabot, Mobiles Allowed. $18,000; 1 Acre at 129 Morgan Road, Jax.,  Mobiles Allowed. $10,000; Tract 1 Moss Lane, Austin, 5/8 of an acre. $25,000; Fast growing area. Possible Commercial Potential, 2 Acres Hwy 107, Enola, No Restrictions. $17,500; 63.5 Acres Caudill Road, Enola, Timber, Pasture and Pond, $3,350 per acre. Vowell Realty and Auction Company, 501-605-1212.


RENTALS

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

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

FOR SALE or rent: 255 Richfield, Jacksonville, 4 bedroom, 2 bath on 5 acres. Call (501) 590-2438.

RENT TO Own: 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1,200 sq. ft., nice house. $9,000 down, $485 month, no credit check, Jacksonville. (501) 904-0006.


HOUSES FOR SALE

FSBO! 5627 Bayou Meto Loop, Cabot 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1300 sq. ft., fenced, $109,000. In Macon, 10 min. from LRAFB. Updated: new paint, new roof, new hardwood floors. MUST SEE! (501) 580-0912, www.zillow.com

FOR SALE BY OWNER – Sherwood, nice neighborhood, 3BR, 2BA, one level, rock and no maint. siding, apx 1500 s.f., large WBFP w/Blowers, Bay window, Unfinished area over garage would make great kids room or office. Large Corner lot w/double side gate. $149,000, hurry to get this price. Call 501-658-8515.


MOBILE HOMES

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

VERY CLEAN 3 BED 2 BATH Singlewide for sale! call 501-653-3202.

SPORTS EVENTS >> 8-16-17

OPTIONS PREGNANCY CENTER  SHOOT  AUG. 19

Options Pregnancy Center is seeking sponsors and shooters for the 2017 Options Pregnancy Center Trap Shooting Fundraiser Aug. 19 at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville.

Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. with the shoot beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $500 for a five person team or $125 for an individual shooter. There will be a $10 late fee per shooter if registered after Aug. 15.

There will be two rounds of shooting. Shells and lunch will be provided to all shooters. Lunch and a silent auction will start at noon. Lunch tickets are $15 for non participants. T-shirts are $15.

Team prizes are $500 for first place, $250 for second place, $125 in gift cards for third place. Individual prizes are $300 for first place, $150 for second place and $75 in gift cards for third place. To register for the event, visit www.opcdonor.com For more information on sponsorships, call 501-941-5533


CABOT LIONS CLUB HOST GOLF CLASSIC ON SEPT. 11 

The Cabot Lions Club will host its annual Memorial Golf Classic at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 with a shotgun start. The four-person scramble will be held at Cabot’s Rolling Hills Country Club on Mount Carmel Road/Hwy. 321. Entry forms can obtained via email at cabotlions@yahoo.com or by calling 501-920-2122. Entry fees are $100 per person or $400 per team, which includes greens fees, golf cart and two free mulligans. Prizes will be presented for the top three winning teams and additional tournament contest prizes will be awarded.

There will be two hole-in-one contests, sponsored by Excel Ford and Centennial Bank. Entry fee also includes a steak and baked potato dinner, which will be served immediately following the tournament.

Door prizes will be given away during the dinner (must be present to win). Deadline for entry is Sept. 5. Proceeds raised from this event will go directly toward providing vision screenings, eye exams and the purchase of eyeglasses for local school children and in-need adults. 

Sponsorships will also be provided to in-need children and adults for vision-saving procedures and surgeries. Assistance is also provided to those who may request life-skills training or guide-dog training.

Opportunities are available for corporate and hole sponsors. For more information, call 501-920-2122.



JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER SHOOT MOVED TO OCT. 27

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Trap Shoot will be held Friday, Oct. 27 at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex on Graham Road. Proceeds will go towards funding the chamber’s year-round programs. Deadline is Sept. 1, but day-of registration will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. Registration cost is $25 per shooter, or $15 for anyone who just wants to come for lunch, which begins at 11:30 a.m. Shooting starts at 1 p.m. Sponsorships are also available. Drink sponsorship is $350. Food and trophy sponsorships are $500 and event sponsorships are $1,500.

Fees cover lunch and two rounds of shooting. All shooters must provide two boxes of certified ammunition as well as ear and eye protection, which can also be purchased at the range. For more information or to obtain a registration form, call the chamber at 501-982-1511 or email welcome@jacksonvillearkansas.com.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SPORTS STORY >> Minor leaguers work through assignments

By RAY BENTON
Leader sports editor

Life as a minor league baseball player is unpredictable to say the least, and for the three local athletes currently trying to work their way onto a Major League roster, that’s been largely true.

All three are pitchers. From Sylvan Hills, Ashur Tolliver is in the Houston Astros’ Triple-A (one level below the major leagues) organization in Fresno, Calif.

Beebe’s Griffin Glaude is currently with the Toronto Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats roster. He has been bounced around like a pinball in his third year as a professional.

Connor Eller, a right-handed pitcher from Sylvan Hills, is also in the Blue Jays’ system. He is currently with the Single-A affiliate, the Lansing Lugnuts in Michigan.

For 29-year-old left-hander Tolliver, it’s been bouncing back and forth between the big leagues and Triple-A Fresno. Tolliver, who was drafted in the fifth round out of Oklahoma City College in 2009, was sent to Fresno after spring training, but he’s been called up for spot duty with the Houston Astros three times this season.

It’s been a similar season this year with Houston as it was last year, when he finally broke into the Majors as a 28-year-old rookie with the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore used up all his options and had to put him on waivers.

An option in MLB means being sent back down to the minors after being called up for the majors. MLB teams are only allowed to option a player four times in a season before it has to put the player on waivers.

When Baltimore did so, he failed to clear waivers, and was scooped up by the Los Angeles Angels. After a brief appearance in L.A., he wasoptioned to the Arkansas Travelers, where he was able to end the season near his hometown.

This year, the Astros have also used up all of Tolliver’s options, and so had to place him on outright waivers, which he did clear. He was then sent outright to Fresno, where he will finish the season.

In his three appearances for the Astros this season, Tolliver has pitched five innings total with a 3.60 earned run average.

He has allowed three hits and two runs with five strikeouts and four walks. His opponents have a collective .235 batting average. He has a walks plus hits per innings pitched (WHIP) ratio of .160.

He has thrown 35 innings for Fresno with less success than his outings for Houston. In Triple-A, Tolliver has a 7.31 ERA. His opponents are averaging .289 and his WHIP is 2.04.

Glaude could be called the Blue Jays farm system utility pitcher. Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015, the Lyon College graduate has been activated by four different Blue Jays affiliates and has worked as a starting and relief pitcher. He has been assigned 11 different times to those four teams.

In chronological order, Glaude’s summer has gone like this.

April 3 – Assigned to Single-A Lansing out of spring training.

April 24 – Assigned downward to Single-A short season Vancouver

April 26 – Assigned to Lansing

May 15 – placed on the 7-day disabled list

June 1 – Activated by Lansing

July 4 – Assigned to Double-A New Hampshire

July 6 – Assigned to Triple-A Buffalo

July 9 – Assigned to Single-A Lansing

July 19 – Assigned to Triple-A Buffalo

July 21 – Assigned to Lansing

July 27 Assigned to New Hampshire

July 30 – placed on New Hampshire’s temporarily inactive list

Aug. 9 – Activated by New Hampshire

He did not make an appearance during his short stint in Low A ball in Vancouver. He has 19 mound appearances with Lansing, two with New Hampshire and one with Buffalo.

And he has done well.

Combined, Glaude has thrown 41.2 innings with a 3.89 ERA. He has allowed 37 base hits and 18 earned runs with 42 strikeouts and 16 walks. Opponents are batting .234 and he has a 1.27 WHIP.

Eller was a 22nd round pick out of OBU in 2016. He has had a more normal summer with the Blue Jays, bouncing back-and-forth between regular Class A Lansing, and the Class-A Advanced affiliate in Dunedin, Fla. He was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo for one day on May 21, but did not make an appearance in that game.

He has made 31 total appearances, including 19 with Lansing and 12 with Dunedin. He spent the entirety of his first summer with Rookie League affiliate in Bluefield, West Virginia.

After spring training this year, he was skipped over the Low-A affiliate in Vancouver and placed in Lansing. His last move was to Lansing on June 3, where he has been since.

In his 12 appearances at Dunedin, Eller has a 5.12 ERA. In 19 appearances with Lansing, his ERA is 4.05.

Combined, he has a 4.44 ERA in 52.2 innings pitched. He has allowed 56 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out and walking 32 apiece. Opponent average is .256 and WHIP is 1.67.

SPORTS STORY >> Broyles' legacy exceeds athletics

By RAY BENTON 
Leader sports editor

Frank Broyles was a good football player, a great coach and a legendary athletic director. His unique talent for looking into the future led to a monumental build-up of University of Arkansas athletics between becoming the AD in 1973 and stepping down in 2007.

He died Monday at the age of 92 from complications of Alzheimer’s, and though it may seem a little ironic, it was his post-retirement writing on the subject of Alzheimer’s that was his greatest contribution to mankind.

Broyles’ was never that one-dimensional jock-minded brute personality that some football coaches exude. Even his criticisms sounded heady, even with the thick Georgia accent he never lost despite living in northwest Arkansas three times longer than the early years he spent in his home state.

My own mother was a switchboard operator in Fayetteville in the late 60s. My dad worked for a plumber and sold cars as he and his new bride worked to put him through college.

They attended one Razorback football game together, and it happened to be The Great Shootout against Texas in 1969. They say they sat directly across from Richard Nixon.

Broyles tried to make a phone call during a particularly busy time, and was having to wait his turn for a line. My mother loves to relate the order (accent and all) she received from Fayetteville’s most popular, and possibly powerful, man.

“Well if you would just put fowith a little ayefut.”

She never liked Broyles’ much after that, but even her opinions changed when she discovered his touching caregivers guide.

His book, aptly titled “The Alzheimer’s Playbook”, is a supportive and practical resource for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. Broyles was a primary caregiver to his wife Barbara years before he himself was afflicted with the disease. She died from complications of Alzheimer’s in 2004.

For a clear picture of how delicately Broyles handled the subject and how helping and comforting it has been to so many people, just check the nearly 100 reviews of it on Amazon.

Over the course of his career, Broyles revealed many aspects of his personality, and then revealed yet another one after his career with “The Alzheimer’s Playbook.”

As a player, his teammates at Georgia Tech University said he was a fierce competitor. That was also obvious as a coach, but once in charge of the Razorback program, he showed a creative side when he became one of the pioneers of the I-Formation, which was soon duplicated by nearly everyone at every level of football, replacing the old and reliable variants of the T-Formation.

He spent four years as head football coach and athletic director, and in that time began working on building up Arkansas’ other sports programs. Before Broyles, the UA approached other sports as a means to and end. It had to have certain amount of programs to offer to be considered Division I by the NCAA, and they did the bare minimum to meet those requirements.

Broyles began to change that. He hired John McDonnell to head the track program, and gave him the resources he needed to turn it into the greatest NCAA dynasty in the history of American collegiate athletics.

He hired Eddie Sutton and began construction of Barnhill Arena, and the UA was soon on the elite national stage with the likes of UCLA and Indiana.

After Sutton’s departure, Broyles’ peered into the future, and found that it was in nearby Tulsa, Okla. He made Nolan Richardson the first black head coach of a major program in the history of the Southwest Conference, or in the South for that matter.

It wasn’t a popular choice for everyone, but Broyles could see, as with the I-Formation in football, that the frenetic pace set by Richardson’s relentless full-court defense was going to sweep the nation, and it did.

In four years Richardson turned a ragtag team depleted by the turmoil of the end of the Sutton era into a Final Four team. In four more years, he won Arkansas’ first national basketball championship.

Also in the early 90s, Broyles made the highly controversial decision to take Arkansas out of the Southwest Conference, and move into the Southeastern Conference. Not only was that move immensely profitable for the program, it sparked a wave of conference transfers that has made the whole of NCAA sports more profitable.

There were always rumors that while Broyles was a visionary of the big picture, he was too much of a micromanager on the ground floor. Every football and basketball head coach he hired, except for Richardson, ironically, was said to have had a tough time dealing with Broyles’ meddling in his or her operations and game plans.

It might have been true, but several of his hires left unceremoniously and unhappy.

Even though Broyles took a lot of heat for hiring Richardson, he let Richardson do his thing on the court, but even that relationship ended bitterly and controversially, after Richardson was fired.

But Broyles was never one to deny making mistakes.

Lou Holtz, who Broyles hired to replace himself as football coach in 1976, tells the story of how he learned Broyles told the Notre Dame athletic director that firing Holtz was the worst mistake of his career, and they would be fools not to hire him.

He later expressed similar regret about how the Richardson era ended, and has been accepting of the possibility that he perhaps didn’t give coach Jack Crow a fair chance to implement his new system when he fired him after one game in 1992. He finally publicly showed the delicate and caring side he had already shown privately with his Alzheimer’s Playbook, and that will be his lasting legacy, one struggling reader at a time.

SPORTS STORY >> McDonald, Harris get ready

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor

Jacksonville’s own Clinton McDonald is healthy again and gearing up for a strong return to gridiron with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McDonald, a 2008 graduate of Jacksonville who played college ball for Memphis, suffered a torn pectoral early last season and sat out the rest of the year.

McDonald has been the starting defensive tackle his first two years with Tampa Bay. He signed with the Bucs after working his way up from a practice squad player with Cincinnati his first season, to winning a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks his sixth year in the NFL.

He was making near the league minimum for a veteran the year of the Super Bowl win, but his play on the field earned him a lucrative contract in the free-agent market.

He was, however, listed as the backup to five-time Pro-Bowler Gerald McCoy when the Buccaneers released their first depth chart last week prior to the first preseason game.

However, Tampa Bay head coach Dirk Koetter said they only released the depth chart because they had to release one before the game, telling the Tampa Bay media,

“We released a depth chart because we had to release one. You could slash a lot those ones and twos together.”

McDonald was relegated to No. 2 on the depth chart because of the free-agent acquisition of Chris Baker from the Washington Redskins. McCoy has not participated in much live scrimmaging during the preseason, and did not play in the Bucs first preseason game, a 23-12 loss to Cincinnati.

Despite being No. 2 while Baker is listed as a starter, McDonald has shined brighter on the field so far. Koetter singled him out for praise for his performance in an unsanctioned scrimmage during a combined practice with the nearby Jacksonville Jaguars.

Against Cincinnati, McDonald made a strong play on third down to stop a run and forced the Bengals to try a 54-yard field goal. In the third quarter, he made a tackle-for-loss deep in Tampa Bay territory to force another field goal.

The Buccaneers official NFL.com website says of McDonald, “McDonald, who has started all 31 games in which he’s played over three years in Tampa, is listed after McCoy, but is certain to see significant playing time. In fact, when Buccaneers gave McCoy a day of rest on Monday, it was McDonald who soaked up most of his first-team snaps and made a big impact, against the run game.”

Buffalo will play an official preseason game at Jacksonville at 7 p.m. Thursday.

DEMETRIUS HARRIS

Another Jacksonville graduate, Demetrius Harris, also played his first preseason game of the year with the Kansas City Chiefs. He has not garnered much media attention this preseason, despite being listed as the No. 2 tight end behind Pro Bowler Travis Kelce, who had been inactive with a knee injury until this past Sunday.

Harris caused a brief PR gaffe when he was arrested for possession of marijuana early this summer, but the charges were dropped due to the miniscule amount confiscated and the testimony of the other vehicle passenger that it was theirs. The Chiefs soon announced no disciplinary action would be taken.

Harris has been a project of KC general manager John Dorsey, who signed Harris as a free agent after his senior season of basketball with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

At 6-foot-7, 250 pounds and running a 4.5-second 40-yard dash, Harris has elite size and speed. He got stronger in the weight room and became a better blocker, which earned him more playing time towards the end of last season.

Harris was targeted three times during the 27-17 preseason loss at San Francisco, but finished the game with no receptions.

The Chiefs will be back in action at 6 p.m. Saturday at Cincinnati.

EDITORIAL >> Tracing roots of extremism

White supremacists marched over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., where they held a torchlight parade, carried Nazi banners, quoted Adolf Hitler and gave the Nazi salute. The torches were probably Chinese made and purchased at Pier 1, but they were meant to evoke the nighttime Nuremberg rallies in Germany. More than 135,000 American soldiers died in Nazi-occupied Europe in 1944-45 to free the continent from fascist tyranny.

One of the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville ran over a crowd of counter-demonstrators in a vehicle imitating ISIS terrorists in Paris and London. The thug killed Heather Heyer, 32, who was protesting against hate.

More neo-Nazi demonstrations are planned for this weekend. Let us hope they will stay out of Arkansas. We don’t need them here.

Many of our readers have loved ones who fought against Nazi Germany. Many of them are buried in cemeteries in France, Italy, Germany and elsewhere. Private 1st Class Jack Fogel of Chicago left Hungary before the Holocaust and was drafted in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. He fell near Metz in France on Sept. 14, 1944, as our soldiers were about the enter Germany. Fogel, service number 3668837, was shot by a German sniper. Fogel’s loved ones found his gravesite in Plot C, Row 17, Grave 26 at Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold in northern France.

Alonzo Mulcahy and Rudy Feldman survived the Battle of the Bulge, where nearly 20,000 Americans died. They would weep at the sight of Nazi flags in our cities if they were still alive.

Germany, which banned Nazi paraphernalia after Hitler’s defeat, knows the dangers of extreme prejudice and warned Americans this week to beware of these fascist radicals. Their rise to power in Germany in the 1930s was unexpected, but today’s neo-Nazis and Klansmen find inspiration on the internet, where they can plan demonstrations and bring chaos to the communities wherever they hold their rallies.

Many of these far-right groups get their funding from Vladimir Putin, who spends millions on fascist groups in Europe in hopes of toppling their fragile democratic institutions. That is another reason to condemn them: Their financial ties to Moscow deserve scrutiny by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose findings will likely show a sophisticated network of hate groups sponsored by the Kremlin.

Don’t be surprised if these neo-Nazis one day start demonstrating with red flags in support of North Korea. In the final analysis, there’s not much difference between the two 20th Century totalitarian movements. What is shocking is that they still have followers in the 21st Century.

TOP STORY >> District salutes Shook’s Success

By JEFFREY SMITH
Leader staff writer

Beebe School Superintendent Belinda Shook is retiring at the end of the school year after 13 years leading the district.

The school board accepted her resignation on Monday during its regular meeting.

“She dedicated her life to the district, and we hate to see this day come,” school board president Clay Goff told The Leader.

“Dr. Shook is an absolute asset to the district and the community. She is extremely knowledgeable in school finance, curriculum and administration. She is approachable and personable. Dr. Shook will continue to be a strong supporter and cheerleader for our district,” he said.

“We will miss her dearly, but we’re excited for her and her family,” Goff said.

Goff said the school board has not started a search for a new superintendent but will begin the process soon.

Shook has 32 years with the Beebe and McRae districts. She started as a fifth-grade teacher in 1986 later becoming elementary school principal, moving to assistant superintendent in 2000 for five years until hired in 2005 as superintendent. She is leaving with the class she came in with as superintendent.

She taught graduate classes in school administration for Moore has served as vice chancellor since June 2016. He was ASU-Beebe’s director of student success for five years and taught as assistant professor of business on the campus from 1998-2011.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of the Southwest and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas.

He has completed coursework toward a doctoral degree in organizational leadership in higher education from Grand Canyon University.

Welch said he will seek input from campus constituencies this fall and anticipates a nationwide search for a successor next spring.

ASU-Beebe, which has an enrollment of about 4,000, also has campuses at Little Rock Air Force Base, Heber Springs and Searcy.

TOP STORY >> Program assisting students at UALR from JHS

By JONATHAN FELDMAN
Leader editor

The Jacksonville Promise program, which provides Jacksonville high school students with UALR scholarships and mentorship to help them attend college, held a reception Monday at the university to welcome the initiative’s first group of students.

It is funded by the Wilson Family Charitable Trust. Larry Wilson, chief executive and president of First Arkansas Bank and Trust, told the students to study hard and make their hometown proud.

UALR staff members provide students at Jacksonville High School and Lighthouse Charter School College Preparatory Academy with guidance, starting as early as their freshman year in high school, on the college-application process.

Its Pathway to College Checklist, a month-by-month guide that prompts students to advance the application process by helping them pick colleges, fields of study, prepare for SATS and ACTs and more.

The process, led by UALR staff based at Jacksonville High School, can help students be admitted to colleges across the country. The students must attend UALR to receive Jacksonville Promise money.

The program is likely to increase the number of students who attend college, a key indicator of a quality school system.

Several of the students it is helping attended the eventMonday in the Donaghey Student Center.

Trent Palsa, who graduated from Jacksonville High last May, gets $1,000 per semester from the Jacksonville Promise scholarship and plans to major in business administration.

Palsa learned about the program at an assembly in November last year at Jacksonville High announcing the program.

“If people didn’t have the right ACT scores or if they were struggling financially, if you came to UALR they were going to help you with that, you got the $1,000, all you had to do was write a thank-you letter to the family who donated, explain what you wanted to major in and how your high school experience was,” Palsa said.

“They will work with you. They help you apply for college,” he said of the Jacksonville Promise program.

UALR Chancellor Andrew Rogerson introduced Larry Wilson to the group.

“We are a university that prides itself on affordability and quality. One of the reasons you are here is we went out there and connected with as many high schools as possible to show students and families there is an affordable path to education in Little Rock,” said Rogerson, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, who holds a Ph.D. in protozoan ecology from the University of Stirling in Scotland.

“Concerned individuals like Larry Wilson want to help individual students in Jacksonville get that higher education. He’s part of the Wilson Family Charitable Trust that he has with his sister Kathy and his brother Mike, and they’re great supporters of education, particularly for individuals like yourselves in Jacksonville,” the chancellor told the students.

“I really appreciate all you do for these students, and everyone in your community, and we’re going to take care of them now and get them that four-year degree. You’ll graduate in 2021,” Rogerson said.

Wilson explained the origins of the Jacksonville Promise program. “It is indeed a pleasure to see these smiling faces from Jacksonville and looking forward to getting a great education here at UA Little Rock. Our family has been very interested in education in both the high school and junior high and elementary schools in Jacksonville, but also UA Little Rock with three members of our family having served on the board of visitors over the past 30-something years. We understand the importance of education. Fortunately, my parents left some money in a foundation that my dad wanted to earmark for education.

“Rogerson and others talked about the possibility of getting some money to add to the already-existing scholarship funds to basically make it a free education for students from Jacksonville. We couldn’t say no. It was just a great package. It is so important that folks like you all get that opportunity and take advantage of that opportunity to get that education,” Wilson said.

He emphasized the importance of the program to Jacksonville.

“You all are going to be pacesetters and pave the way for a lot of great young people coming behind you. So I want you to be successful. I want you to work hard and prove that you are worthy and can do the college work and be successful beyond that, and do something special like come back to Jacksonville and work,” Wilson said.

His three keys to success in college are “Go to class, go to class, go to class.”

After Wilson spoke, some Jacksonville Promise students, about 10 or so, introduced themselves.

Chelsea Taylor, who graduated from Jacksonville High in 2016, is majoring in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. “I want to be a forensic psychologist, hopefully with the FBI,” she said.

Amia Evans, a sophomore majoring in chemistry with a minor in biology, said, “I really do like the advantages we have on campus. The staff is very open and welcoming. I’ve had many opportunities while being on campus – it’s endless, it’s fun so take advantage while you can.”

Kaitlin Parker, a sophomore who graduated from North Pulaski High in 2016, is majoring in nursing. “We have so many opportunities on this campus and being in the middle of Little Rock. The nursing building is really great. There’s a lot of great new technology there.”

Precious Scott is a sophomore and a mass-communications major. “I’m going into public relations, probably have my own firm,” she said.

Jocelyn Gaynor, who graduated from North Pulaski in 2015, is a junior. “My major is innovation and entrepreneurship. I want to own my own gym and coach gymnastics.”

Christian O’Neal, vice chancellor for university advancement, said the Jacksonville scholarships are $1,000 per semester. Combined with Pell grants and Arkansas Challenge money, which are typical ways Arkansans pay for college, Jacksonville Promise can help pay for students’ entire college educations so they can graduate debt free.

The program is unlike any other in the state. “It’s Larry’s idea. He felt strongly about doing this, and it’s actually helped lead us to try and replicate this in other communities,” O’Neal said.

“The students are fully embracing it,” said Jacksonville High Assistant Principal Mary Jane Brockinton. “Last year, when the program was first introduced, 59 juniors signed up,” she said. Those juniors became seniors Monday.

Whitney Calliotte, who helps run the program for UALR, and has an office at Jacksonville High, said, “We’re really going to be rolling out those programs at the end of September.”

Calliotte said the high school students would be able to earn concurrent credits by taking some classes at Jacksonville High taught by UALR staff and arrive on campus with a head start.

UALR freshman Darryl Kimble-Brooks, last year at Jacksonville High, was the first to sign up for the program, Calliotte said he is among those featured in a promotional video that can be viewed on YouTube at “Discover Your Pathway to UALR Little Rock.”

In the video, Kimble-Brooks wears a Jacksonville Titans T-shirt then turns around and is wearing a UALR T-shirt.

The Jacksonville Promise program administrators have a whole schedule to communicate with current students, Brockinton said. “It’s a very exact plan.”

There is a schedule of workshops for the Jacksonville students this year, beginning with a financial planning night Oct. 4. Representatives of Jacksonville’s First Arkansas Bank and Trust will be presenters and parents can learn about the unique Arkansas 529 GIFT plan.

There are 18 students from Jacksonville in the program, though only 12 have received the scholarship.

Four students are from Lighthouse, which had two students receive scholarships.

The program is expected to have more students participate every year as UALR has more time to connect with students.

“We’ve had a 146 percent increase in the number of applications from Jacksonville because of this program.

Unfortunately, they were not all college ready because we didn’t get them in time, but it shows when you actually try to make connections and show them there’s a pathway then they get interested and they apply. The problem was by the time we went in there, the grades were what they were,” Rogerson said.

Students who weren’t admitted to UALR likely went on to attend college at Pulaski Tech, Rogerson said.