Thursday, May 12, 2005

CLASSIFIEDS>> May 11, 2005


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

CURTIS AND LORETTA Nationally known, original, traditional Celtic Folk Music and dinner– all the trimmings. Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.St. Jude’s Parish Hall, 2403 McArthur Drive, Jacksonville, AR. Tickets $12.50 advance, $15 at the door. Call 501-843-3392. Curtis and Loretta’s Web site: Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

MAGIC SPRINGS FANS with elementary age kids and Parents in North Pulaski-Lonoke Area sought for Loose Convoy and Ride Group. Buy Kids Magic Springs Yellow Shirts for Identification! Call Keith. 241-1189. Parents Carry Something To Read!


ODDS AND ENDS HANDYMAN SERVICE All kinds of house repairs. Free estimates. No service charge, fully insured. Call 501-606-1048 or 501-240-7061.

PROFESSIONAL TREE SERVICE pruning, topping, removal. Call James Arnette 501-960-0926. 6/29


HUGE NEIGHBORHOOD garage sale! Sat. May 14, Confederate Woods subdivision off Campground, 7 a.m. to ? No early birds please!

Yard Sale. May 14, 7-12, 85 Pheasant Run, Cabot.

ESTATE SALE Fri. May 20 thru Mon. May 22, am to 4pm. 955 Hwy. 236 West, Lonoke, Junction of 89 & 31. Lift chair recliner, furniture, appliances, TV’s, patio, furniture, & lots of knick knacks, everything must go. CASH ONLY!

ANTIQUES, COUNTRY, Oak dresser w/mirror, Cherrywood dropleaf table, lots of lace and trims, old materials, pictures, too much to mention, 7 to 5, Friday and 7 to 4 on Saturday. Rain or Shine, 220 Adams, Lonoke.

YARD SALE: May 13th, 87-year-old table, baby clothes, T-shirts, shelves, cell phones, and much more. Hwy. 31 North, Lonoke, first home past McDonalds.

GARAGE SALE: May 12 and 13, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. , clothes, furniture, jewelry, household items, misc. 1304 E. Hwy. 89 in Cabot, Pulaski Co. near Hwy. 5.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE: Baby items and furniture, odds and ends, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 957 Lingo Road, Furlow area.

YARD SALE: four family, Fri. and Sat., May 13 and 14, from 7 a.m. to ?, furniture, big baby items, microwave, lots of misc., 9 Evergreen Road, Cabot.

TWO FAMILY Carport sale, Sat. May 14, only. 1801 Pinewood Cove, Beebe, starts at 7 a.m.

MULTI-FAMILY garage sale, Friday, May 13 starting at 8 a.m. and Sat. May 14, starting at 7:30 a.m., console, TV, glider rocker, desk, baby and household items, lawnmower, 20 Cedarwood Drive, Cabot.

YARD SALE: Sat., May 14, Whirlpool refrigerator, lam-ps, end tables, dressers, stereo speakers, lots more stuff, 222 Salem Cemetery Road, Ward in Butlerville.

FURLOW: 3707 Hwy. 15 North, Sat. May 14, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., lots of childrens items, household, etc.

JACKSONVILLE: May 13 and 14, 8 a.m. to ?, 1005 Brewer, multi-family sale.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE: 604 Alta Lane, Jacksonville, Sat. May 14.

GARAGE SALE: Thurs-day, May 12 adn Friday, May 13, Beebe, 1810 Orangewood Cove, quilts, card table, lawn mower, other good stuff.

THREE FAMILY YARD Sale, May 13 and 14, 7 a.m., Hwy. 367 in McRae, several dishes and other family VHS videos, infants and children’s clothing, glassware and lots of misc.

YARD SALE: 600 N. Grant at Senior Citizen Center in Cabot, inside, Thurs. May 12 and Friday, May 13 of May.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE Sale, Friday and Sat. May 13 and 14, 7 a.., 18 Porsche Drive, Cabot. Furniture, exercise equipment, clothes, toys, movies and housewares.
GARAGE SALE: 24 foot mobile home, furniture, clothing, electric trains, 24 Pond, Cabot. Friday, May 13, 7 a.m. to ?

INSIDE YARD SALE: Sat. May 14, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30, brand name clothes, all sizes, men, women, children and infants, lots of misc., something for everyone, 170 Morrison, Ward.

MOVING SALE: Furniture, dishes, knick knacks, Friday and Saturday May 13 and 14, 7 a.m., 20 Kingwood Lane, Cabot.

GARAGE SALE: Thurs. and Fri., clothes, glassware, furniture, 601 Bowen road, Hwy. 294 and Military Road.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, May 13 and 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. #6 Moonlight Cove, Ward. One block from Ward Central School, tons of stuff, from kids to adults, everything must go! Great prices. Large outdoor playhouse.

YARD SALE: 12 Newcastle Drive, Cabot. May 14th at 7:30 a.m. Futon sofa, computer, TV stand plus much more.

CARPORT SALE: Sat. May 14, 800 Braden in Jacksonville, shop tools, furniture, sporting goods, good stuff!

YARD SALE: 1420 S. Hwy. 161, Jacksonville, May 14 from 8 a.m. to ?

JACKSONVILLE-AREA, PT OR FT, Legal assistant in a busy law office, Microsoft Word skills necesssary. Fax resume to 501-982-9414.

KIDDIELAND NAZARENE DAYCARE in jax is looking for a mature dependable teacher. A person who loves children and is willing to work flexible hours. For more information, contact Wanda or Carol Riddle. 982-5271.

LAB/XRAY person needed for busy Family Practice Clinic. Please fax resume to Carmen at 501-843-5700.

PT SALES customer service position in busy office, comp. experience required, fax resume to 501-882-2880.

DEPENDABLE CHILDCARE in my Cabot home. Child must be potty trained. $100/week. Hve references, meals and snacks provided. After school care available. Call Samantha at 501-516-5012.

POSITION AVAILABLE with fast-paced company. Licensed Real Estate Agent with strong clerical skills and Windows XP, Word, etc. needed. Mail resume to: PO Box 459, Beebe, AR. 72012 or email to

janitorial! Dow Building Services has several part-time (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon thru Fri) postitions available in the Cabot area. Top pay and medical insurance. Background check will be required. Call 1-800-791-2902, for appointment. Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT center looking for loveing caregivers who will promote a learning environment for young children. If you are a team player, hardworker, patient, loveing, dependable and enjoy working with children in a fun environment, please call 501-985-2715. Immediate full time position available.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT center looking for loveing caregivers who will promote a learning environment for young children. If you are a team player, hardworker, patient, loveing, dependable and enjoy working with children in a fun environment, please call 501-605-9228. Immediate full time position available.

LICENSED RESIDENTIAL electrician, paid BOE. Call 941-5758 or 690-4490.
SEARCY AR. area. Class ACDL truck drivers needed. Pay weekly, weekends off, and dedicated route. FT or PT. Call 501-279-0114.

LAWN CARE/ASSISTANT CREW LEADER Dow Building Services has an opening for a Lawn Care/Assistant Crew Leader with experience in mowing, edging and weedeating. Some weekend work required. Must have good driving record. Background check required. We offer medical insurance, vacation, sick leave, and retirement plan. Apply at 4320 E. 43rd, NLR. Mon-Fri 10:am-6:00 pm.

SECRETARY NEEDED. Cabot business, good typing skills, Quickbooks Pro, Microsoft Word, Excel skills required. Starting at $8 up to $12 per hr. based on experience. Confidential interview. 501-743-9501.

COMPUTER/PRINTER repair tech. FT, some lifting, Send resume: Fax: 501-985-2495. Call 982-4104.

TRUCK ACCESSORIES SALES Goodsell Truck Accessories is accepting applications for position in truck accessories store. Applicants must be mature, clean cut and pass drug test. Good benefits. Automotive experience helpful but will train the right person for a long-term position. Apply in person at 401Municipal Drive-Jacksonville.

Janitorial! Dow Building Services has several part-time (evening hours ) postitions available in the Little Rock area. Top pay and medical insurance. Background check will be required. Apply at 4320 E. 43rd, NLR. Mon-Fri 10:am-6:00 pm.

Janitorial! Dow Full -time postitions (evening hours ) available in the Conway area. Top pay and medical insurance. Background check will be required. Dow Building Services Call 1-800-791-2902 or 501-791-2900. Mon-Fri 10:00 AM 6 PM.

Janitorial! Several part-time postitions (after 5:00 PM) in the Conway, Vilonia, Jacksonville and Carlisle areas. Top pay and medical insurance. Background check will be required. Dow Building Services Call 1-800-791-2902 or 501-791-2900. Mon-Fri 10:00 AM 6 PM.

Janitorial FLOORMAN Dow Building Services has immediate openings for floormen experienced in stripping, waxing, & buffing. Company truck and equipment provided. Full time evenings. Health insurance and vacation. Must have a valid driver’s license. Background check will be required. Apply at 4320 E. 43rd, NLR. Mon-Fri 10:am-6:00 pm.

CHILDCARE-COOK/driver needed: Must have GED and be 25 yrs. or older with clean driving recoed. Apply in person at Cabot Patch Kids 1273 Campground Rd., Cabot, or call 501-941-5010 for directions.

27 year old man with cerebral palsy is lookoing for supportive living companion for alternating weekends. Schedule is 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Pay starts at $8 hour. Call Terrell Wade (Toll Free) at Easter Seals at 877-533-3600, extension 3689. EOE.


FULL SIZE MATTRESS in good condition, $60, 501-944-0031.
QUEEN SIZE four poster bed and dresser, dark wood, good condition, $300; pool table, needs recovering, still good to play on with accessories, $65 501-676-5994.

FREE COMPUTER desk, in fair shape, Furlow area, 501-676-3620.

KENMORE HEAVY DUTY dryer, white, works very good, looks very good, $75. 676-5220.

FOR SALE!! brown couch $30, 2-2tiered display shelves perfect for shop or flea market booth $20ea OBO call 541-1360 or 541-2120.

UPRIGHT DEEP FREEZE, excellent condition, $175, 501-983-1445.

ELECTRIC DRYER for sale, $10, very good condition, Beebe. 501-882-2420.

MATCHING SOFA AND LOVESEAT, 3 odd tables, Gravel Ridge area, 834-8951 or 912-9119.

Queen Sealy Mattress and boxspring and frame! only $75! 501-843-6705.

SOLID OAK pedestal dining table wiht leaf and 4 chairs, $150. 843-2155.

COUCH FOR SALE, beige and brown stripes with 4 Aztec pillows, $150, must sell, moving. 985-3533.

Pool Table slate black felt Brunswick and all accessories $500 Budweiser Pool Table Light $200 Miller Neon $150. 501 605 8889.

WHIRLPOOL DRYER, white, electric, good condition, $100. 501-230-4477.

WASHER FOR SALE, $100, very good condition, Beebe. 501-882-2420.

COUCH, great condition, $45. 241-0238.

King Size headboard ,solid wood,honey oak color only $50 501-256-2290.

Dining Room Table Set; Pennsylvania House; Server buffet, 6 chairs, solid oak $750 Cabot 501-843-6705.

FROST FREE refrigerator with ice-maker in excellent condition, $175, queen size sofa bed, like new, $175. Call 501-676-5595 after 5 p.m. Cash only.

Full & 1 twin size red metal bunkbed with full size matteress & bunky board. Good shape. $130. Call 843-3326.

SERTA perfect sleeper, queen sized mattress set with frame and dark wood head/foot board, $100. 501-988-2831.

FOR SALE: Kenmore dryer, almond, good working condition, looks nice, $75. 676-5220.

KING-SIZED WATERBED, 4-post, 6 drawers underneath, cherry oak, excellent condition, $300 OBO. 350-1735.

LIVING ROOM SET, $250; 30 inch TV, $100; dresser, $75; king-sized mattress set, $75; 416-6023 or 941-5807.

Desk - sturdy, solid wood. Great for homework/computer. Three drawers each side, one center drawer. Needs TLC but must see to appreciate. $25. Leave message day or night 843-1145.

LAZY BOY recliner, blue, $10, good shape, 501-843-7494.

QUEEN Sleeper sofa - We moved and have no room for it. Blue and cream with matching pillows. Flexsteel - almost new. $350. 843-0970.

SLEEPER SOFA, burgundy and cream, like new, $225; Hunter green recliner, $125. 501-941-1924.

NEW OAK entertainment center, for big screen, fits 61" and under, color is dark walnut, $375. Eddie, at 501-951-3698.

DINETTE WHITE with natural wood, 36"x58", 4 chairs, good condition. $75. 501-941-0273, Cabot.

1979 DESIGNER fabric sofa. blue, burgundy and gold. Skirted, 3-pillowed back. $200. 985-2718.

OVERSTUFFED CHAIR and ottoman, rolled arms, plaid, corded fabric, blue and green. $75.

sofa & loveseat almost new, $675 OBO. 982-7087 or 231-4723.

cherry wood dresser, solid wood, 9 drawers w/mirror, excel. cond. $175. 941-1055.

trundle bed with twin pull-out. Both mattresses in exce. cond. Converts into king-sized bed. solid wood fram, painted brown, very sturdy, $200. 941-1055.

whirlpool washer good cond., $80; Kenmore upright deep freezer, $100, good working cond. 983-0645 during noon or after 4 pm.

Black metal futon frame, mattress, $150. Futon cover and pillows, $75. Floral Queen Anne chair, $120. Sage greenc hair cover, $20. Rose colored antique replica setee’, $50. Lawn mower, $60. Child’s bedroom set, headboard $30, desk $75, dresser $120. 501-941-5770.

SUPER TWIN waterbed, solid pine, excellent condition. $225. 843-1078.

washer/dryer $100 each, very good cond. 882-2420, Beebe.

27" color tv $65 or will trade for working good conditon washer Must be able to deliver it. 985-9959.

Dining room table w/6 chairs oak/antique white, farmhouse style, 14mo.old, $500. 8X11 area rug in exc. condition,price new $399 will take $150. 605-3613.

MUST GO!! MTG, Magic cards for sale, getting married & I've got to give them up, please give them a good home, call for details 541-2120.

MUST GO!! couch $35, 2 2-tiered shelves perfect for displaying items in shop or flea market $20 ea. OBO, 541-1360 or 541-2120.

LAZY BOY sofa and loveseat. Burgandy, green, cream stripes. $150. Small GE refrigerator, white, $100. Kenmore 8000 BTU 100 air conditioner. $75.

FRIGIDAIRE GAS dryer, looks good, works. $25. 882-2142.

RCA COLOR Track Plus 22" on swivel console. Great picture, too heavy to move. $150 firm Cabot 605-1130.

RCA ELECTRIC dryer excellent condition, $75. 982-6622.


IF YOU’VE LOST YOUR PET and don’t find it in this column, contact the Jacksonville Animal Shelter at 982-2916.

FOUND: SMALL purse at Excell Park, call to identify. 982-7307.

FOUND: BLACK HILLS cross pendant without necklace at the Washboard Laundry Mat in Cabot behind the police station, please see laundry attendant in person to claim.

Reading glasses and case. Probably a child's. Found on Peters Road Saturday 4/23/05. 982-7002.

LOST 4/17/05: West Lewisburg towardds Indian Lake, male mini Doberman, short tail, but ears not docked. Has collar. Reward offered. 501-843-3870.

LOST: Short, brown, black and white dog, trained, 321 Spur. Reward. 605-1214.


12X24 MORGAN BUILDING, used as home office, insulated 1/2, both w/10 gallon, very nice, $4,900. Call 988-4396.

1963 ENCYCLOPEDIA Americana, complete set, Great condition, $75, 501-241-0697.

Ping 10 degree TISI DRIVER with headcover nice club $65. 920-5203.

CASH PAID for Lionel and other electric trains, call 758-9741.

HOOVER BAGLESS Upright vaccuum with attachments, excellent condition, $35. 501-838-2018.

FOR SALE: youth baseball pants white, size small, fits 20-22 waist, new, still in package, $4. 501-941-3922.

2HP PORTABLE air compressor, like new condition, $110. 501-983-1445.

BBQ GRILL, used four times, $10, cash only. 501-941-9051.

5 PIECE CORNER sofa group, medium taupe color, both end sections are a recliner, $500, Janome 8000, sews and embroiders, with design cards, $200. 501-843-2365.

THREE 7 QUART presure canners, $50 each; triple galvanized flue insert, never used, $50; 3 pair of overalls, 46X29, $10 each. 870-854-3843.

MAYTAG propane gas dryer for sale, $100. 882-2420, Beebe.

WINDOWS FOR SALE: 11 each, 60x32, 2 each 22x28, four with broken panes, $25 each, others $35 each. 983-1445.

EARLY 50s VINTAGE Tracer electric guitar with whammie bar, cherry red like new, slight damange to neck, asking $2,000; call 501-563-8333.

JAZZY WHEELCHAIR, $6,000 value, selling for $800, one year old, 676-3240.

PUSHMOWER, runs good, $45; truck rack SWB, 55x65, $125; 983-1445.

Sears Weslo Pursuit exercise bicycle, 510 CS, fully assembled. $150 cash. 501-278-5146.

SOFA, GLASSTOP TAB-LE, $35, child’s bed with mattress, $35; area rugs, $25 each; Whatknot shelf, $15; bookcase, $20; dishes, set including casserole dishes, $30; 501-834-7609.

PLANTS FOR SALE: irises, $.50; spider and surprise lilies, $.25 per bulb. 501-843-603.

FOR SALE: medical supplies, clothes, furniture, building supplies, jewelry, antiques, vacuum cleaners, and musical instruments. Call 605-9129.

PALM TREE picture, ficus tree, large tree pot, decorative pot with pompass grass and peacock feathers, make up bench, child’s cherry wood bench and seat. 941-3839.
Rose Of Sharon shrubs. $1 and up, depending on size. 501-726-3110.

LIVING ROOM rug, multi-colored hide-a-bed, TV cabinet, quilt, lawn mower. 941-3839.

2-YEAR-OLD 24 FOOT round above ground swimming pool with accessories, $1,200, call 501-988-1237.

2 HOOVER vacuum cleaners, old but work. $15 and $10.

DUE TO illness, must sell houseplants and yard plants, 50 cents and up. Some giveaway. Also, maple, redbud trees. $2. 982-0907.

MISC. CLOTHES, $2 each. Misc. books, .25 cents each.

CERAMIC TILES, unglaz-ed, 6"x6" canyon red, 9 boxes, 11 sf per box, $75 for all, 501-950-6263.

3-PIECE SAMSONITE luggage real good condition, $10; square dance clothes, cheap. call 501-843-1125.

CRAFTSMAN YARD VACUUM, 6 hp, has hose and chipper, $300. 501-941-3628.

ESTATE JEWELRY for sale. Several antique items. Call between 1 pm and 6. 941-1251.

UTILITY TRAILER, good for 4-wheeler or riding lawn mower, $300. 501-843-0013.

TIRE RIMS, 14 inches for a Ford Ranger, $40; chain link fence, two 9-foot sections, one 7-foot section, two gate sections, 4 foot high, $40. 501-985-0956.

CHOICE OF PORCELAIN dolls, $8 each, 2 large bags of stuffed animals, $25 each. Call 983-1445.

STEEL SIDES for 4x8 utility trailer, factory made, has latching tailgate, tie downs for tarp, cost $100, never used, first $55. 501-843-5376.

12-INCH, 4 HOLE utility or boat trailer tire, brand new, never used, $35. Also have 5-hope, 12 inch tires, $30 each. 501-843-5376.

OAK FLOORING, 3 inch utility grade, approx. 180 square feet, $250, 501-843-1234.

MAGIC CHEF electric stand alone range and vent hood, $110. 501-843-2979.

GOLF CLUBS, mens Ben Hogan, ladies Spalding, Woods, irons, putters and wedges, Cabot. 501-941-7795.

POWER CHAIR, like new, with all manuals, needs batter, $2,500. Roberta at 985-2165.

Coke cooler. Holds 2 cases of longnecks or 20 oz. Glass top w/coke bottle handle. $300. 501-556-4596.

COLEMAN TENT, 12x13, used very little, full size back and front doors, larege windows on sides, $95, 843-5376.

For Sale or trade: 17" computer monitor and brand new Lexmark z715 printer, $150 or best offer, or trade. Bought new system, now don't need monitor used 2-3 months and keeping old Epson printer, so LexMark is still in the box. Interested in trading for good computer chair, digital camera, computer desk, bookshelf or prepaid cellular phone. Jax.241-1189.

SWIMMING POOL, 13 x 17 SPLASH SuperPool Model above-ground pool, very good condition, with pump, filter, hoses, ladder and accessories, $3,000 new, yours for $800. Call (501) 843-3343.

SINGER SEWING machine, Model 15, made April 12, 1939. If interested call 843-8284.

SONY 300-DISC CD changer with remote. $125. 985-2718.

FOR SALE: 27 inch, TV, entertainment center, mattress, daybed, end tables, Call. 501-681-8542 after 5 p.m. for more information.

Playstation 2, has 1 controller,lots of games steering wheel with Pedals $150. 985-9959.

Swimming Pool. Approximately 25' x 12' Three year old Doughboy brand pool. Perfect condition. Includes filter, poles, hoses, vaccum. $800. 501-912-5441.

CLOTHES, INFANT, adult, baby walker, toys, stereo speakers, car casette stereo, rocker, 313 Braden, Sat., 8 am to 3pm.

Motorolla cell phone with charger service is through Alltel asking $30 985-9959.

Wanted free or really cheap nice plus size dresses for church size 16w-20w. 563-2306.

FREE: Chipper Mulch by the bag or pickup load - Call 843 3705.

porcelain dolls: your choice, $8 each. 1 Large doll, $50. 983-1445.

racoon hunting lights: w/chargers, accessories, night and wheat light chargers, exc. 983-1445.

Dvd player for sale good condition $25 985-9959.

ROSE OF SHARON shrubs. $1 and up, depending on size. 501-726-3110.

WIN 95 P.C., gallery frames, Web TV, steam cleaner, swimming pool, Christmas tree, infant car set, Nordic track, clothes, fall ornaments. 941-4960.

RAY CHARLES collectors’ album, 6 LP’s (Memories of Romance) $35 OBO. 501-605-9241.

HAY FOR sale. 4x4 fertilized. $15 roll. 882-2274.

FOR SALE 5 clean boxes of National Geographic magazines, different years. All for $5. 941-3922.

FOR SALE! "MTG" Magic The Gathering cards, call for details 541-2120 or 541-1360.

Nokia cell phone services through alltel good condition asking $45. 985-9959.


WANTED NON-running push or riding mowers. 843-5376.

SMALL YENMIRE tractor, 20 hp, diesel, 3-pt hitch, PTO shaft, $3,500. Call 501-726-3788.

SNAPPER Garden tiller, rear tire, 10 hp, runs good, but needs battery, $300. Call 501-726-3788.

2004 MODEL JOHN DEERE LT133, riding mower with tilt trailer, mower like new, $2,200 for all. 501-882-5987.

12.5 HP BRIGGS AND STRATTON engine, industrial commerical grade with quiet package, pull and electric start, brand new- never used, $550 firm. 605-0407.

HOME LIGHT, rear tine tiller, till part bad, motor good, used about 20 times, $150. 501-983-1445.

RIDING LAWN MOWER, 13 HP Briggs & Stratton Intek engine, 42 inch cut, new blades last year, great condition, used very little, $400 obo, call (501) 843-3343.

1960 JOHN DEERE tractor, with bush hog, excellent condition, four new tires. 870-734-6875.

HONDA LAWNMOWER, 5.5 hp, bagger, self-propelled, $95; Also Murray 4 hp, 22 inches, $50. 843-5376.

WANTED: Old Gasoline Engine - with Iron Block & 1 cylinder for hobby restoration. These were of the type used on old mowers, tillers, pumps, old washing machines, farm equipment, etc. Any condition considered,even rusting away in a field, under a tree, barn or shed.gearedsteam@

TORO PUSH mower. Top end quality 21" with bagger, side discharge chute and blade brake. $100 (Nights) 501-241-2362.


LARGE BIRD cage. 20"x28" $50. 501-726-3110.

SIAMESE KITTENS for sale. Chocolate point and Lilac Point. Sweet, gentle dispositions. Litter trained. $70 each. 501-726-3110.

BEEF MASTER BULL, registered, 4 years old, polled dun for sale, $1,200. 501-726-1209 and 501-726-3700, McRae.

FREE TO GOOD HOME: Shitzu, white and tan female, 4 to 5 lbs, her name is Candy, very smart, needs a yard. 985-1448.

WEIMARANER PUPS, tails docked, dew claws removed, 6 weeks shots - $300 - 803-4079.

LIVESTOCK, GEESE, 1 peking, 2 regular, 605-1214.

For Sale AKC registered male Shih-tzu DOB 10/31/2003, Air Force members, changing duty stations, can't take him with us. $175. 952-7309.

THREE COCKATIELS with cage, $50 each, parakeet with cage, $15. 501-563-4038.

7 WEEK OLD male puppy, looking for family w/a fenced yard and
lots of love, in return offering loyalty and entertainment, will be large. 882-3410.

FREE PERSIAN female blonde declawed, call 983-0293 or 988-0006.

FREE: Three gray tabby’s, 2 black tabby’s, 6 weeks old, call 982-5735 or 658-9750. Can see at 31 Club Road, Foxwood Country Club.

FOR SALE: Rabbits. New Zealand white, DOEs cages and all accessories. 870-589-0748, anytime.

ADORABLE 8-week-old puppy free to someone with fenced yard and dog house and loving home. Small breed. Come see it and hold it, you will fall in love. 501-676-9397 after 7 p.m.

FREE KITTENS, adorable and playful. Call 985-5640.

For Sale: Siamese Kittens. Chocolate Point and Lilac Point. Sweet, gentle dispositions. Litter trained. $70.00 each. 501-726-3110.

55 GALLON aquarium, loaded with all accessories, black laquered wooden stand with drawers, $200; must sell! 985-3533.

For sale: 17 month old male boxer, very playful, shots up to date. 605-1937.

Large bird cage. 20"X28". $50. 501-726-3110.

FOR SALE: Ferret cage with all accesories. Must sell $100 OBO.

Free to good home a 2 1/2 year old Black Lab. She has been nuetered and all her shots are up to date. The dog has outgrown her living space. She is very friendly and active. An excellant family pet. 501- 804- 0066.

RABBITS FOR sale. Mini rex, mini Lops, New Zealand, Dutch and fryers. $5 and up. (501) 412-1751.

Have you seen me? I am an older 80 lb black & white male Siberian Husky with 1 blue eye & 1 brown, lost from the Willow Lake/Deer Creek area on 5/1/05. I don't have a collar, but I do have an ID chip implanted on my neck. My daddy is in Iraq, please help me find my way home before he gets back in 3 weeks. REWARD. 416-8466.

Free!! black lab-chow mix, friendly & loving, needs really good home with children to play with. FREE to a good family!! gets along great with children & other pets, call 541-1360 or 541-2120.

Siberian Husky pup, 11 wks old, beautiful gray & white, up to date on shots, $150. 843-2474.

ADORABLE 8 week old puppy free to someone with a fenced yard and doghouse who will give it a loving home. Small breed. Come see it and hold it. You will fall in love with it. 501-676-9397 after 7 p.m.


1980 FORD FAIRMONT, 2-door, V8, not running, $200. 529-0913 in Jacksonville.

1989 FORD CUSTOM COMPANION VAN, new Eddie Bauer rims, 275-60-15 tires, fully loaded, 5.0 L, roller rocker HO motor, must see, $1,200. 501-941-9137.

1994 HONDA XR 650L, dual purpose, 6,700 miles, excellent condition. $2,850. 501-676-3327.

460 FORD MOTOR, C-6 transmission, $650. 501-985-2726.

1995 BUICK LESABRE, 33 mpg, 79,000 miles, all power, green with tan interior, great shape, $3,300. 882-3410.

1972 WORK TRUCK, Lincoln Continental, Both for $600, 501-676-0087.

1993 HONDA DELSOL, excellent condition, loaded, new tires, asking $4,300. 501-605-7346.

2000 MUSTANG Convertible, white over gold, 60,654 miles, good condition, 501-843-4471.

2000 TOYOTA AVALON XL, white, gray cloth interior, 78K miles, $11,900. very good condition, 551-1865.

1989 FORD PICKUP, LWB, 4 speed transmission, V8, runs and drives good, $650. 501-676-5838.

1987 CHEVROLET CELEBRITY, runs good, sell as is for $700 OBO. 501-690-0507, Austin.

1993 OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme, 90,000 miles, excellent condition,$1,500. 501-266-9078.

2003 CHEVY 4X4, 30,500 miles, CD, cruise, nice, $15,900. 940-1823.

FOR SALE: 1986 Chevy Silverado, straight body, no dents, runs perfect, needs minor interior work, has AM/FM CD, asking $3,000 OBO. 259-4524.

1995 jeep Wrangler rio grande, hardtop, cold air,lots of extras 920-5203. Cabot. $5,900.

1990 Ford Ranger AC, -5-speed everything work's. Good truk. $1,200.

1991 FORD EXPLORER, 4x4, V6, engine, fair shape, $1,500. 501-605-8405 or 870-672-1983.

1994 PONTIAC Bonneville, $2,000. 501-563-0228.

1998 CAMARO, red, T-top, CD, V6, auto, 25 mpg, cold a/c, good condition, $5,950 OBO. 982-8396.

1994 FORD PROBE GT, tinted windows, all power, 5 speed, $3,000. Call 556-3339.

2 MOUNTED TIRES on 4-hole Nissan wheels, 13 inches, $50. Call 983-1445.

FOR SALE: 2002 Jeep Liberty Sport, leather seats, DVD/Game cube, 60K miles, excellent condition, $13,500. 501-912-6062.

CHEVY SMALL BLOCK, 2 barrell intake with carburator, $120. Call 501-985-2726.

HONDA ACCORD EX, red, loaded, 12,000 miles, excellent condition, $22,500. 743-6064.

1989 TOYOTA COROLLA GTS, runs good, needs transmission, $200 OBO.

2003 HONDA VTX, 1800 helmets, windshield and more, $8,500. 416-8109 or 416-5673.

1997 FORD F150, nice inside and out, $6,500. 941-1865.

2002 Ford Ranger Edge, V6 Auto, White, CD, extras. New Condition, Garaged, Only 41K miles, Good looking truck! Call Mike and make offer. 501-454-0584.

2004 Honda Rancher ES350 4x2 ATV, Digital instruments, electric shift. Garaged, never in mud, new cond., only 400 miles. Asking $3,600. Call Mike 501-454-0584.

1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra, 162k, 4 cyl, green, pdl, good car. Selling car for parents. Call after 5. 501-941-1252.

1995 CADILLAC SEDAN, polo green, excellent condition, leather interior, clean car. 870-734-6875.

1998 MITSUBISHI SPIDER convertible, 2.4L, Rebat, a/c, stereo, 106K miles, clean, good condition, $7,295. 501-771-5039.

MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE: Yamaha 2003, $1,100; V-Star Silverado Classic, 1,300 miles, $9,200. 501-843-2769.

1981 FORD FAIRMONT, 4-door, V8, runs and drives, uses some oil, $250. 529-0913, Jacksonville.

1939 PLYMOUTH Business Coupe, Mustang2 front end, disc brakes, Ford V8 rear end, good body, great project car, $2,500. 501-843-0833.

1995 FORD F150, super cab, 4x4 off road, automatic w/5.0 Liter, short wheel base, $7,000 OBO. 501-454-0101.

2005 ford F150 4 door reg. cab, 300 miles, red, bedliner & bug shield. 605-9110.
1973 FORD F100 LWB. 390 engine. Standard transmission, PS, AC. 92K actual miles, excellent condition. Very clean inside and out. Good paint, new rubber. $2,300 OBO. 982-1052.

1997 PONTIAC $2,200. Low miles, runs great. 501-744-0202.

1990 NISSAN 2 door, AC, works. $800 OBO. Runs great. 501-744-0202.

1995 ford windstar van, green with tan leather interior, all power. 982-3468.

1998 LAND ROVER LSE. Black cherry, w tan leather interior. 58K miles. Garage-kept. $13,000 Hazen . 870-255-3624.

1990 LINCOLN Towncar. Gold with cream leather interior. garage kept. 155K miles, sharp car, excellent condition. 43,500. Hazen . 870-255-3624.

1997 FORD 350 modified long wheel base, extended cab, runs great. $1,000. Jerry Watson. 501-796-2412. 501-837-8400.

1998 DODGE Dakota Sport, black, clean, 4 cyl. 5 speed. $4,900. Jerry Watson. 501-796-2412 or 501-837-8400.

2003 ford Explorer Limited, sunroof, loaded $19,500 financing. Available with good credit 920-5203.

1992 SATURN $600. Good work car. 501-744-0202.

LAWNMOWER, TORO Proline, 15 HP Kohler, 37''recycler deck, elect start, extras, $3,200. 501-766-1601.

1997 Harley Davidson FatBoy, Immaculate, Violet, Custom Harley Chrome, 10K miles, pampered. Vance/Hines Pipes, Yost Power Tube, New Tires. $13,000.


EZ-Go gas golf cart. $800. 501-556-4596.

BASS BOAT Duracraft, 48 hp, Evenrude motor, depth finder and trolling motor $3,500. 501-796-3813.

FOR SALE: ASI imperial inboard/outboard ski boat, $3,500. 519-4758.

1996 SUNTRACKER 90 hp, 21 feet, Pontoon/party barge with trailer. $5,000. Call 501-241-1330.

1997 Harley Davidson FatBoy, Immaculate, Violet, Custom Chrome Grips, Pegs, Backrest, 9,500 miles, pampered. Vance/Hines Pipes, Yost Power Tube, Breather Kit, New Tire. $12,900.00, 501-606-6672.

FISHING RIG 15 ft. alumina weld w/mercury electric start engine. Galvanized dilly trailer. All in excellent condition. $1,700. Hazen. 870-255-3624.

14' Duracraft aluminum boat with pedestal seats, double sides and deck. 1998 Nissan 40 hp motor, power trim, oil injected. Used very little. $2700.00. 882-6949.

FISHING RIG 14 ft. w/18 inch sides, w/ 9.8 Mercury motor. Backwater traler. Heavy duty, all in excellent shape. $1,600. 870-255-3642.

For Sale 1985 Duracraft V bottom boat with trailer. $250 255-2526 or 960-0231.
1996 Nomad 21' Fifth Wheel. Excellent Condition. Stayed in garage. $6,500. 501-676-7130.

2000 POLARIS MAGNUM 325, 4x2 ATV, like new, low hours, $2,500. 605-0188.

2002 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 400 with several camo accessories, low miles, $4,000. 605-0188.

Pontoon boat ladder. Aluminum. Slides under deck. New - $175. Now - $100. 501-556-4596.

1996 Nomad 21' Fifth Wheel. Excellent condition. Stayed in garage. $6500. 501 676-7130.

1983 Yamaha XYZ Venture, 1200cc V-Twin classic bike, fully-dressed, fairing, windshield, saddlebags, trunk & radio. App. 42K miles. Fair condition, runs good, could use some TLC to be an excellent bike. Has been stored indoors. Located in Ward, AR. No test-drives without a motorcycle endorsement on drivers license. $1,995. OBO. 501-606-6044.


WWII veteran and diabetic in need of a 10x40 or 10x50 trailer for storage. Can pay to move if not far. Whtie County/Beebe area. 882-2142.

FAMILY IN DESPERATE need of a sset of bunk beds or two twin beds, for a 2 and 5 year old, also, a dresser and/or chest of drawers.

Wanted free or really cheap truck, can be old up to 1980's,must be In good running condition if not free must be extrmely cheap and willing to Take payments if more than $300. 985-9959 or 563-2306.

NEED GRASS cut with bushhog for 14 aces field. Jacksonville. 905 S. Oak. 982-2735.

WANTED: 2 bedroom house or apartment, /05. Washer/dryer hookup, apppliances furnished, small yard, junior high or high school area, HUD approved, excellent references. P.O. Box 918, Cabot, AR 72023. 605-1130.

WANTED: Disabled family sleeping on floor, needs full-sized mattress/box springs, couch and other household items, good Samaritan trying to help, have pickup to possibly transport items, call 501-941-3839.
NEED GRASS CUT with bush hog for 14 acre field. Jacksonville, 905 S. Oak Street, 982-2735.

NEED TWO twin mattress sets free or cheaply priced. Also, any girls clothes size 6-10. 726-3347.

WANTED, one Gaither homecoming ticket for concert at Alltell, on Sat. May 14, 2005. Call 501-941-8061.

WANTED: NINTENDO 64 video games, cheap, need to be rated E for everyone. Call 501-941-8061.


why rent? No bank qualifying loan application. 10% down MOVES YOU IN 1600 square foot 2 BR, 2 1/2 BA townhouse on North Hills CC. Full tax deductions of homeownership. Only $659/mo. + association dues. CALL (214) 837-6188.

6 ACRES within Cabot city limits. Cabot City utilities, paved street. Day phone 416-3551. Nights 843-5544.

LAND FOR sale-1 acre, ready for mobile home or build. Bowen Rd., in Furlow area. For more info call 501-236-2231 or 501-259-4550.

VILONIA, 3 ACRES with big, beautiful trees and view. Small down, owner financing. Call 501-412-7070 or 501-412-5000. 5

CUSTOM BUILT NEW HOME in Beebe area. 1,800 sq. ft., more or less, 3 bdrm. 2 bath Jacuzzi tub in master, large mudroom, exquisite sunroom, multilevel deck overlooking valley. $166,000. Call Katy Barton Realty 412-7911.

WERE YOU PROMISED steak and all you got was BULL-ongy? We have houses, financing and refinancing available. All we need is YOU... Freedom Note Liquidation. 501-843-6685.

FSBO BEAUTIFUL home w/view. Austin/Cabot area near town, 2,800 sq. ft. located on 3 wooded acres. Attached garage. 3BR, 3FB, FP. 3 decks, 1 covered. $249,500. For appointment, call 843-5902.

2 CEMETERY plots for sale. Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, West Dewitt Henry Drive in Beebe, AR. Write 2912 La Estrella Circle, Colorado Springs, CO. 80917. Paid $840, will accept $700.

CABOT FSBO -121 N. Windwood Hts., 2,700 sq. ft. 1.5 ac., exec. brick home, in-ground pool, $279,900, 501-941-2342 or 605-2301,

GOOD NEWS! We can find you a home, Guaranteed! Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Bankruptcy, foreclosures, tax liens or bad credit. Let us help you find your new home. Freedom Note Liquidation. 501-843-6685.


COMMERCIAL LOT for sale on busy Hwy. 367 N. in Judsonia. 230X264 w/2 buildings, all city utilities. Cll 501-729-3592.


JAX 1 & 2 bdr. apt., utilities paid $425 & $450 mo. $250 deposit. 501-612-5520 or 982-7544. Jacksonv Square 1 & 2 bdr. 501-612-5583.

Oakwood Apartments Jacksonville, AR 1310 Smithwick Drive 2 blocks from the main gate. Spring Special: 1/2 off deposit for all One Bedrooms, pets allowed, king size pool, furnished/unfurnished call 501-982-9563. Also 2 Bedroom flats & Townhouses.

Oakwood Apartments Jacksonville, AR 1310 Smithwick Drive 2 blocks from the main gate. Spring Special: 1/2 off deposit for all One Bedrooms, pets allowed, king size pool, furnished/unfurnished call 501-982-9563. Also 2 Bedroom flats & Townhouses.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath moble home HUD approved, $450 month, elderly encouraged to apply. Call 501-743-0003 or 743-8427.

JACKSONVILLE-2 bdrm., 1 bath duplex. 200 Smart St., $350/mo. $300 deposit. Section 8 welcome. Call 985-7656 / 231-2653.

2 BDRM. 1 BATH house on one acre, $425/month. 501-743-0003 or 743-8427.
CABOT OFFICE suite for rent. Prime location FREE utilities FREE Internet access, month to month lease, $300 per month. Call 501-259-8958.

For rent ward: New duplexes, 2 BR, 1 BA. Washer, dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher & range furnished. HUD accepted. $485 per mo. rent plus $350 deposit. Call 501-804-2304.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

EDITORIAL>> Another reason to hate Texas

You thought the Arkansas legislature was bad? When it comes to foolish lawmaking, the Texas assembly has put us in the shade again.

Last week, the Texas House of Representatives passed a bill making it unlawful for high school cheerleaders to perform suggestive or titillating routines on the sidelines of sporting events. It apparently does not apply to the Dallas Cowboy pep squad.

We can be philosophical about restricting the motions of cheerleaders. It counts as progress in Texas. We remember a few years ago when Texas faced a different cheerleader problem, mothers hiring hit men for their daughters’ cheerleader rivals.

But now comes news that the Texas Senate has killed a bill naming a 49-mile section of Highway 130 near Austin after Willie Nelson. Actually, two Republican senators who objected to Nelson’s politics — he raised money for a Democrat or two — blocked the bill. Its Democratic sponsors gave up last week.

Not name a highway after Willie Nelson? What could they be thinking about? No Arkansas lawmaker, Republican or Democrat, would dare block a bill to name a roadway after Johnny Cash or Levon Helm.

That is the difference between Arkansas and Texas.

EDITORIAL>> Charter schools are failing

It is the policy in Arkansas as it is in Washington to expand charter schools, the semi-private schools that operate with public funds and with few binding restraints. But somehow we have come to expect bad news whenever the state Board of Education meets to license these little schools.

Here and there, a charter school is doing a good job, but on the whole the schools are a giant bust. That is the evidence across the country, and our admittedly meager experience in Arkansas does not encourage their growth.

President Bush is a big proponent of charter schools — and private and religious schools, too. The No Child Left Behind Act, the big federal school overhaul of 2001, anticipates that public schools that fail to meet the lofty federal standards will be converted to charter schools. Gov. Huckabee favors them, too, but he hasn’t pushed them aggressively. His state Board of Education has been stingy in granting charter school licenses and state aid, although still not chary enough for us.

Charter schools are supposed to succeed because they are freed from most of the restrictions and standards that govern public schools. No one ever answered one question to our satisfaction: If standards were bad for the kids, why not lift them for the public schools, too? Oh, well.

Monday the Board of Education renewed the charter of the Imboden Area Charter School for another year and postponed action on a fresh charter for the Haas Hall Academy in Farmington, a high school on the outskirts of Fayetteville. Haas doesn’t offer the array of courses that public schools must offer. Its enrollment has fallen from 40 to 13. That’s some high school we’re paying for. It is funded with state dollars.

Little Imboden up in northeast Arkansas might be doing a pretty good job. No one could say for sure how its children are faring after three years. It is supposed to raise achievement levels by 10 percent a year — that is the purpose of charter schools — but the state Board of Education could not figure out whether the school had met that test. It approved the charter anyway, with one dissent. Imboden has 47 children in six grades, about seven or eight per grade.

The director of the school said the very small classes, which make individual instruction possible, were the key to the school’s success, which she said was apparent in spite of unspectacular results on the Arkansas Benchmark Exam, the test Arkansas gives students to show they are meeting the demands of No Child Left Behind and Arkansas law.

There is so much that is important that is not measured by that exam, she said.
She’s right on both counts. The test — no single test — can measure the extent of a child’s growth or failure. And small class sizes in preschool through the fourth grade do make a dramatic difference. That is one educational issue that has been settled. But if small classes are good for a charter school, why aren’t they good for public schools? Of course, they are. The big study commissioned by the legislature in 2003 concluded that sharply lowering K-4 class sizes would do more than anything else to reverse school fortunes in Arkansas. But Gov. Huckabee and the legislature concluded that it would be too costly. Instead, give charter schools the money to do it.

Other states are lowering class sizes. Florida voters ordered it done by an initiated act. Gov. Jeb Bush last week gave up on getting the Republican legislature to roll back that requirement, which he said was too expensive. He’s a big proponent of charter and private schools.

The national research on charter schools is even more compelling. The president’s education director commissioned a study that compared the achievement in charter schools with that of those attending public schools in five states. But the study did not turn out right. The Education Department finally released it, but then said its own study was insignificant and people shouldn’t pay it any attention.

The study concluded that charter schools were less likely to meet state performance standards than traditional public schools. In Texas, 98 percent of public schools met state performance standards, but only 66 percent of charter schools did. Even when adjusted for race and poverty, the charter schools fell short by a statistically significant amount. Of course, we have learned that many Texas schools were fudging by doctoring test results and excusing thousands of low-achieving students from the test. We can’t be sure if the charter schools were following the same agenda.

It’s time to shut down this costly experiment.



Peggy Jean Mulligan, 69, of Cabot passed away May 9.

She was born April 23, 1936, at Roswell, New Mexico to the late Lewis H. and Mildred Hicks Rogers. Mrs. Mulligan was a homemaker and a member of Michigan Ave. Baptist Church, Roswell, N.M. She was involved in Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Little League Baseball, and the president of the NCO Wives club at Kelly AFB in 1974.

She is survived by her husband, James Mulligan; seven children, Michael J. Mulligan and wife Linda of Hutto, Texas, Sandra L. Mulligan of North Little Rock, Terrence K, Mulligan and wife Lanora of Clovis, N.M., Timothy K. Mulligan and wife Pam of Jacksonville, Steven Mulligan and wife Shari of Jacksonville, Patrick E. Mulligan and wife Leta of North Little Rock, Anthony D. Mulligan of Vilonia. She is also survived by two brothers Ronald Rogers of Roswell and Jackie Rogers of Aztec, N.M.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow in the Cabot Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Terry Fortner officiating. Interment will follow in Sumner Cemetery, Cabot, with arrangements by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.


Valley Nadine Burrow passed away May 9 at her home.

She was born in Vilonia on Nov. 2, 1926. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dempsey Burrow of Lonoke; two sons, Jimmy and wife Janie Burrow of Pittsburg, Kan., and William and wife Cathy Burrow of Lonoke, four grandchildren, Brian, Brandy, Blake of Lonoke, and Lee of Kansas and four great-grandchildren. Other survivors are sisters Gladys Sullivan of Lonoke, Lucille Smith of Beebe and one brother Gene Stivers of Greenbrier.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boyd Chapel, Lonoke, with interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.


Delbert Lee Pierce, 65, passed away May 7. He was a member of Military Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville, and was preceded in death by his parents, Lonzo and Ida Pierce.

Survivors include two sisters, Lula Gautney of Lonoke and Jean Holcomb of Sherwood, his nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Concord Cemetery.

SPORTS>> Beebe ladies top Goblins, Leopards

Lady Badgers one win from title game

By Ray Benton
Leader sports editor

The Beebe Lady Badgers played their way to within one win of the Class AAAA State Fastpitch Softball Championship on Saturday and Monday. The Lady Badgers played their semifinal matchup with Marion Tuesday night after Leader deadlines; a win in that game would send the Beebe ladies to Fayetteville for the championship game Saturday.

The Lady Badgers cruised through their first-round opponent Saturday, hammering Harrison 9-1. The Lady Badgers took advantage of several Harrison mistakes, even forcing a few with aggressive base running and excellent small ball-play.

Beebe committed a few errors as well, with two of them leading to Harrison’s only run in the first inning.

A high throw to first base left a Lady Goblin safe at second base.

Another error in the infield allowed that runner to score.

Beebe coach Terry Flenor decided to put a bigger target at first base after the miscue, replacing senior Heather Stroud with tall freshman Ashley Watkins.

Beebe still overthrew Watkins on one occasion, but pitcher Crystal Robinson got out of the jam by striking out the next batter for the third out of the fifth inning.

Later in the game with Beebe leading 4-1, Flenor informed Stroud that she should be ready to hit if anyone got on base in the bottom of the fifth.

With two outs, Bailey Thomas reached base and Stroud’s number was called.

The senior responded with a double that bounced off the left field wall 190 feet away to spark a two-out rally that had Beebe up 8-1 at the end of the fifth.

Nine-hole hitter Laura Fore-man drilled one off the wall in the sixth, and Robinson drove her home to set the final margin.

Things weren’t quite as easy on Monday, but Beebe’s lone runs in the second and fourth innings were all they needed as Robinson shut down the Lady Leopards.

Robinson threw a two-hitter while Beebe’s outfield never had to get an out.

“Crystal did a great job,” Flenor said. “It’s pretty good when your outfield doesn’t have to make a play all day.”

First-inning mistakes again put the Lady Badgers at an early disadvantage, as Malvern scored its unearned run in the top of the first.

A Lady Leopard attempted to steal third base. Beebe catcher Sara Flenor’s throw was in the dirt and bounced into left field, allowing the run to score.

Flenor atoned for the mistake later by throwing out potential base stealers three times later in the game.

The Lady Badgers evened the score in the bottom of the second. Stroud singled and scored two batters later on an RBI double by Foreman. Beebe took the lead for good in the fourth when Robinson singled to score freshman Brandi Burkhalter, who had reached on an infield single.

“They were very aggressive when they were able to get runners on base,” Flenor said of Malvern. “We were fortunate to keep them off the base paths for the most part. And Sara did a good job after that one mistake in the first.”

The win was also the 30th of the year for the Lady Badgers, which is easily a school record. Beebe improved to 30-4 with Monday’s victory.


The Lady Falcons couldn’t stop the power hitting and aggressive base running of defending state champion Hope in the first round Saturday.

The Lady Bobcats started scoring with a first-inning bomb, and added nine more over the next six innings to win 10-0. The Lady Falcons finish the season with a 15-10 record.

SPORTS>> Sylvan Hills drops Bryant

Bears make it three consecutive title games

By Ray Benton
Leader sports editor

Sylvan Hills got one of the most improbable two-out rallies one could imagine Tuesday afternoon, advancing the Bears to their third-straight state championship game. But this one was even sweeter than the two previous ones, according to Sylvan Hills head coach Denny Tipton.

The Bears were down 5-3 with two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the seventh inning against Bryant, the top-ranked team in the state, and playing on the Hornets’ home field. Bryant is considered one of the best high-school baseball teams in state history.

A walk, a single, a two-RBI double and a game-winning RBI single followed in succession to lift the Bears over the stunned Hornets.

“This is probably the biggest win since I’ve been here,” Tipton said. “We won a state championship a couple years ago and that was great. But this team we beat today is such a high-caliber, high-quality ball club. It’s just a great win. These kids never gave up and never stopped believing in themselves. All the credit goes to them.”

The Bears got excellent lessons earlier in the game on how to put together two-out rallies. The Hornets scored all five of their runs with two outs, the final three coming in the fifth inning after a Sylvan Hills error turned what should have been a jam-ending double play into new life for Bryant.

Starting pitcher Ashur Tolliver let the first two batters on and reliever Chase Elder walked the third.

Elder got the fourth Hornet to pop up to first base. The fifth hit a pop up into shallow right field where Nathan Van Schoyck made a diving stab, but caught it on the short hop. The Bryant runners froze thinking it had been caught.

Van Schoyck fired home to get the force out, but Dustin Baker’s relay throw to third was mishandled and rolled into left field. No one scored, but a single and a double followed to lift Bryant to a 5-2 lead.

Elder got an RBI double down the right-field line in the sixth inning to cut the margin to 5-3.

Sylvan Hills’ first two batters grounded out and flew out to left field. That brought Elder to the plate, who drew a huge walk.

“I told ’em to just get somebody on,” Tipton said. “If we get a runner on, it brings Eller up. Then we got Presson and Gwatney, who have had really hot bats lately.”

After Elder’s walk, Eller singled down the left-field line to put runners on first and second. Matt Presson then scorched a shot that burned Bryant centerfielder Chris Wood and rolled all the way to the fence. Presson stopped at second as both runners scored to tie the game.

Austin Gwatney then stepped in and hit the game-winner into the gap in right-center to send the Bears to the state title game for the third straight year.

“Everybody said we lost everyone from last year. We were moving up in classification. No one really gave this group a chance. We wanted to prove ’em wrong. All year long we’ve wanted to prove ’em wrong,” Tipton said.

The Bears will play Benton or Jonesboro, who played in the other semifinal game late last night after Leader deadlines.

NEIGHBORS>> Science class featured in magazine

Teacher Kelly Chaney photographed a group of three to win national contest

A photograph of three students at Cabot High School is reprinted in the latest edition of The Science Teacher magazine.

Casandra Russell, Ashely Burkhead and Taylor Paymaster were photographed by their chemistry teacher, Kelly Chaney, who teaches chemistry and pre-AP chemistry, as they were completing an air pressure lab.

The photo (at right) was selected as the winner in the National Science Teachers Association photo contest. Chaney received $100 for use in her classroom and the girls are featured in the April/May issue and will be again in the December issue of the magazine.

The Science Teacher Magazine is a publication of the National Science Teachers Association and has a circulation of more than 150,000 subscribers.

Chaney’s photograph is entitled “The Power of Air Pressure.”

It shows Casandra being shrink-wrapped using a vacuum cleaner and a trash bag. Since the air is removed from around Casandra, the 14.7 pounds per square inch of air pressure a person normally feels, but is totally unaware of, becomes very evident.

Students are unable to move inside the bag and are effectively shrink-wrapped as long as the bag remains closed. Students in Chaney’s class participate in this lab every year.

“It’s a great way to let students actually feel the force air pressure can exert,” Chaney said.

“Many students go home and try this with their families, so it is a great way for them to learn by teaching others this concept, and they really remember this lab.

“I take pictures of my students in lab all the time and keep a yearly scrapbook of our activities. It is a nice way to let students each year see what fun they can have in science.”

Russell and Burkhead are juniors while Paymaster is a sophomore. They said they were excited to be featured in the national magazine. They will be provided with their own copies of the magazine by the National Science Teacher’s Association.

TOP STORY>> Last class is set to get diplomas in McRae Friday

Consolidation with Beebe spells the end of small school district

By Joan McCoy
Leader staff writer

The 8 p.m. Friday graduation at McRae High will mark the end of an era. The class of 2005 will be the school’s last.

To highlight the occasion, the senior class pictures dating back to the ’40s that line the high school hallways will be moved to the gym where the ceremony will be held. From now own, McRae students will be Beebe students. The consolidation that has been ru-mored for years will become a reality.

But Jim McMullen, who was school superintendent before the consolidation last year, says the audience should not expect this year’s 23 seniors to provide them with a sentimental walk down memory lane.

Like all graduates, they are looking forward, not backward.

Except for the composite photos that will be on display and perhaps a mention of the change in the school’s status, this graduation will be like all the others that have come before it in recent years, he said. Valedictorian Shelly Crawford and Salutatorian Brooke Cox will give their speeches. The video made during the school year will be shown and all the seniors will present roses to their parents or guardians.

“It’s a graduation,” McMullen said. “It’s all about the seniors. It’s their night.”
Among the guests will likely be Harry and Peggy Holland who together have taught math for about 60 years at McRae.

“I knew all the kids and all their parents,” Peggy Holland said.

And although she says she loved her job, she sees both the good and the bad of the consolidation. On the good side, high achieving students will have more competition and more courses to make them strive even harder.

On the bad side, students who have more trouble learning are losing the advantage of classes with sometimes only three or four students at the least and fewer than 20 at the most.

“We had a little more time to give because our classes were smaller,” she said.
Holland said her grandchildren transferred to Beebe for this school term and the change was good, especially for her oldest grandson who got to take algebra earlier than he could have at McRae and band, which has not even offered there.

But even though the consolidation will benefit the children overall, it is still a blow to the community and to all the former students who are about to lose their alma mater.

“They will have lost part of their heritage because it just won’t be there anymore,” Holland said.

The loss of autonomy was mandated by the state legislature, which said schools with fewer than 350 students had to be consolidated. And Beebe just three miles down Highway 367 was the obvious choice.

That was last year, but Carol Dean Cook, a 1952 graduate and one of the organizers of the annual school reunion, said there was always talk of consolidation.

“It’s been a long time coming,” he said. “The rumors had it that it was going to happen. They told me 50 years ago that I’d never finish here, but I did.”

For almost 30 years, the alumni of McRae High School have converged on their old school for a two-day reunion in June that coincides with the decoration of Lebanon Cemetery where many of their family members are buried.

Every year, the graduates from 50 years earlier take the table of honor on the stage at the cafeteria. Of the 200 to 250 who attend, most are now elderly, Cook says, and the annual event will likely die with them.

Cook, like many of those who attend the reunion, remembers the town in its glory days during the 1940s when it was fed by a bustling farming community. It had cotton gins and two strawberry shipping sheds, he said.

There was also a sawmill, a broom factory and a fishing hoop mill where white oak slats were steamed and bent into hoops to make fishnets, he said.

The old theater was blown away in the tornado of 1999 but by then it had been closed for many years.

Beebe School District has promised to keep the school open. Though the fate of the old high school is uncertain, all the fifth and sixth graders from the consolidated district will attend classes there next year.

Last year, Stanley Shook, a 1954 graduate of McRae High School and a 25-year member of the McRae School Board, got to sit on the stage with his old classmates during the annual reunion.

Shook, father-in-law of Dr. Belinda Shook, Beebe’s new superintendent, said the school was always small.

At its largest, enrollment only reached about 400, he said.

“My graduating class had 18, I believe,” he said.

Shook was in the audience of McRae School Board meetings when the board discussed the inevitable consolidation and which district would be best for McRae to join.

And in the end, he supported the board decision to go with Beebe.

“You just can’t offer enough with 300 students or less,” he said.

Still, the upcoming graduation, the last graduation, will surely go down in the books as the most poignant ever.

“I started teaching here in ’74 and they were talking about consolidation then,” Holland said.

“I guess we had grown so used to listening to it, we thought it would never happen.”

TOP STORY>> Community center for base

IN SHORT: A $1.2 million town hall is intended as a meeting place as the air base privatizes housing.

By John Hofheimer
Leader staff writer

Cong. Vic Snyder, Brig. Gen. (Select) Joseph Reheiser and representatives of American Eagle Communities and its affiliates turned the first shovels of dirt Monday on a 7,018 square foot, $1.2 million town hall—the centerpiece of privatization of Little Rock Air Force Base’s housing.

“This is a great day for Little Rock Air Force Base,” Reheiser said. “This is a great partnership with Shaw Infrastructure and American Eagle and three generations of the Carabetta family.”

Reheiser admitted being skeptical when he first took command of the base, having been raised and lived in military housing all his life, but said American Eagle soon made a believer out of him.

“This is more than just a building, it’s a place where we can come together,” he said.

“We hope to be done in three or four months,” said Kathryn Thompson, managing director of American Eagle.

The town hall will include three meeting rooms, an exercise room, a cyber café, a media room and leasing offices, and outdoors will include courts for basketball and volleyball, a junior Olympic swimming pool, a playground and a sprayground, where youngsters can play in the mist during the summer, she said.

Thompson said the homes, whether duplexes or single-family homes, would each have at least three bedrooms and be 1,700 square feet each.

Thompson said all 1,200 homes would be constructed or remodeled within the five-year development period.

Currently the homes at Little Rock Air Force Base are about 86 percent occupied by about 1,800 airmen and families.

Later this year, some could move into new or newly renovated homes as part of a multi-year, more than $500 million management and rehabilitation agreement.

The initial development contract of $111 million for Little Rock Air Force Base also included a 50-year operating agreement valued at more than $400 million.

American Eagle is responsible for housing upkeep and maintenance for the duration of the agreement, in addition to managing the housing program for the base.

Unlike the existing homes, built in the 1950s and 1960s—before families gathered around the television set—these homes will have great rooms and home offices, according to Howard Lazarus, operations director for American Eagle.

“We’re going to bring home the American dream to warriors,” said Tom Brockway, American Eagle’s local project manager. He said the town hall would allow residents to become neighbors and neighbors to become friends.

American Eagle Communities submitted the winning bid to buy the houses — but not the land — to raze and rebuild 468 homes and remodel another 732, manage the houses and collect the rents. Eventually there will be 1,200 housing units.

American Eagle Communities is a joint venture of CEI Invest-ment Corporation and Shaw Infra-structure. CEI is in the Carabetta family. Capstone Building will do the actual construction.

“This has been a long time in the process,” said Jacksonville Mayor Tommy Swaim. “It’s really going to be worthwhile to the military.”

The new housing will be “different as night and day” from the existing housing,” he said.

“I don’t see any appreciable effect on (Jacksonville and the surrounding communities),” said Swaim, “except there will be fewer houses on base than before, but better.”

At the time the contract was signed, there were 1,535 homes. When the project is done, there will be 1,200.

Even before attendees left the ceremony, held beneath a giant oak tree, a track hoe began tearing huge bites from an adjacent duplex. The debris will be run through a shredder and hauled to the dump.

Since airbase housing is now private, each house or duplex is subject to county property taxes — a point American Eagle fought the county on.

County Assessor Janet Trout-man Ward said her employees would be appraising each of the houses, whether new, remodeled or awaiting remodeling, but she could not speculate as to the values of the homes or of the property taxes to the county.
“That would be voodoo appraising,” she said.

No county officials attended — County Judge Buddy Villines was out of town — and Ward said she believed the county was being snubbed because it was insisting on collecting property taxes.

American Eagle took possession of the homes last August.

“They haven’t given us any information,” Ward said. “But they’ll still have to buy building permits. Let’s see where they are going and whether they are forthcoming. We’ve got the deeds in big huge separate piles.”

Rents are based on airmen’s housing allowances, so property taxes cut into American Eagle profits.

The hard part will be developing or determining legal descriptions for all those houses on all those parcels which had previously been an unappraised lump of land, she said.

TOP STORY>> Banks still at odds on branch

IN SHORT: First Arkansas Bank and Trust is considering making an appeal in Pulaski County Circuit Court after the bank commissioner ruled that Bank of the Ozarks can build a branch in Jacksonville.

By Sara Greene
Leader staff writer

Bank of the Ozarks is set to complete its purchase of a property in Jacksonville after Arkansas Bank Commissioner Robert H. “Bunny” Adcock announced Monday that the bank can build a branch at 901 W. Main St. despite a protest from another bank, which says Jack-sonville’s economy cannot support more competition.

The new bank will be in Hastings Center, where the old Long John Silver’s restaurant now stands.

“We feel strongly that Jacksonville is a vibrant community, and we look forward to being an aggressive competitor,” said Donnie Farmer of Bank of the Ozarks, who will manage the new Jacksonville branch — unless First Arkansas Bank and Trust succeeds at keeping Bank of the Ozarks out of Jacksonville.

First Arkansas had filed a protest with Adcock’s office over the Jacksonville branch addition, citing an overcrowded field, and it has 30 days to appeal the commissioner’s order in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

“We will closely review the commissioner’s comments re-garding his decision on the application to determine how we proceed from here,” said Larry T. Wilson, chairman, chief executive officer and president of First Arkansas Bank and Trust. He was recently elected chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association.

“Obviously, an appeal to circuit court is an option at which we will be looking,” Wilson added.

The order approving the Bank of the Ozarks Jacksonville branch comes nearly five months after the application was first submitted with the Arkansas State Bank Department on Dec. 28, 2004.

The bank department and the State Banking Board are responsible for the issuance of new charters, authorization of branches and other applications relating to ownership and structure of banks and bank holding companies.

First Arkansas Bank and Trust filed a formal protest against the application with Adcock’s office on Jan. 12.

Wilson said evidence shows that there is already significant banking competition in Jacksonville, citing six banks with 13 locations and the state’s largest credit union.

“There are also three brand new bank branches in Jacksonville that are in various stages of construction or have recently opened, our protest merely asked that the commissioner wait until these new branches proved to be viable before other new branches would be approved,” Wilson said.

Last year, Jacksonville-based First Arkansas Bank had a net income of $6.6 million and total assets of $268 million. The recent purchase of First Team Bank of Heber Springs will increase First Arkansas’ assets to about $500 million.

Bank of the Ozarks, a Little Rock-based bank, had a net income of $28.1 million and total assets of $1.7 billion.

Adcock and the Arkansas State Bank Department examined the application, protest and responses before deciding to allow Bank of the Ozarks to proceed with the Jacksonville branch.

“We’re excited about being in downtown Jacksonville across from the chamber of commerce, and I hope we can dress up that area and become a big part of the community,” said Farmer, senior vice president of Bank of the Ozarks.

According to the four-page order from Adcock’s office, Bank of the Ozarks’ Jacksonville branch would “not have a significant or highly adverse impact” on First Arkansas Bank and Trust or other financial institutions.

In addition to economic feasibility, the order said the Bank of the Ozarks’ newest branch would promote public convenience and necessity.

“We’re very pleased to get a positive decision from Mr. Adcock, and we’re looking forward to serving our customers in Jacksonville,” said Mark Ross, Bank of the Ozarks’ president, chief operations officer and vice chairman.

TOP STORY>> Base closings announcement Friday

IN SHORT: Politicians and community leaders believe the base will survive the latest round of cutbacks and may emerge with more missions after the expected closings and realignments.

By John Hofheimer
Leader staff writer

Little Rock Air Force Base and local officials, like those across the country, are keeping their fingers crossed, with the Department of Defense due to announce Friday the military bases it is recommending for closing or realigning.

Local officials have said all along that they are cautiously optimistic, but unofficial word from Cong. Vic Snyder’s office is that the base may not only survive the cut list, but may be recommended for additional duties after bases are closed and duties are realigned elsewhere.

Supporters of the air base, which trains and hosts C-130 transport planes, including the new generation C-130Js, say the base has room for additional missions.

Cong. Marion Berry has already said he believes the base will have a greater role in the future.

“The decision’s been made for the list,” Jacksonville Mayor Tommy Swaim said Monday. “We just need to wait.”

Lt. Jon Quinlan, a spokesman at Little Rock Air Force Base, said Tuesday the list will remain a secret until Friday, when the base will hold a press conference once the list of closings is released as expected.

“Even our wing commander doesn’t know who is on the list,” Quinlan said, referring to Brig. Gen. (Select) Joseph Reheiser.

Here is a brief description of the final selection criteria used in making recommendations for the closure or realignment of military installations with priority consideration is to be given to the first four criteria, which involve military value:

1. The current and future mission capabilities and the impact on operational readiness of the Department of Defense’s total force, including the impact on joint war fighting, training and readiness.

2. The availability and condition of land, facilities and associated airspace (including training areas suitable for maneuver by ground, naval or air forces throughout a diversity of climate and terrain areas and staging areas for the use of the armed forces in homeland defense missions) at both existing and potential receiving locations.

3. The ability to accommodate contingency, mobilization and future total force requirements at both existing and potential receiving locations to support operations and training.

4. The cost of operations and the manpower implications.

Other considerations include:

- The extent and timing of potential costs and savings, including the number of years, beginning with the date of completion of the closure or realignment, for the savings to exceed the costs.

- The economic impact on existing communities near military installations.

- The ability of both the existing and potential receiving communities’ infrastructure to support forces, missions and personnel.

- The environmental impact, including the impact of costs related to potential environmental restoration, waste management, and environmental compliance activities.

Important dates for the 2005 round of military base closings, starting with the U.S. Defense Department list of bases it wants to close, which is expected to be submitted to the Base Realignment and Closure commission as early as this week:
Monday—Deadline for Defense Department to submit a list of base closures and realignments to BRAC commission.

July 1 — Deadline for the Government Accountability Office to review the Defense Department’s list to make sure it complies with prescribed guidelines.
Sept. 8 — Deadline for the BRAC commission to send its final list to President Bush.

Sept. 23 — Deadline for Bush to either approve or disapprove of the entire list.

Oct. 20 — Deadline for list to be revised by the BRAC commission if Bush disapproves of the list.

Nov. 7 — Deadline for Bush to certify the BRAC commission list and submit it to Congress, which has 45 days to pass motion of disapproval or the commission’s list becomes law.

April 15, 2006 — Termination of the BRAC commission’s authority.