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County judge subject of federal inquiry

By CHELSEA SPURLOCK Staff Writer The Ouachita County Judge’s Office is the subject of a federal investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office - Western District of Arkansas, located in Fort Smith. County Judge Mike Hesterly said Tuesday that he received a query from the federal government on

Thursday. “I received a subpoena for some documents related to a federal job that had to do with storm disaster relief, and I turned them over this morning,” Hesterly said. The day before, on Monday, Hesterly said, “There is nothing going on at the court house, nothing that I know of.” He attributed this comment to being unaware

that the Camden News was specifically referencing the federal government’s inquiry into the Ouachita County Judge’s Office. “I don’t have anything to hide and I have been, and will continue to fully cooperate. It is all public record, anyway,” he said. The federal job in question, according to Hesterly, cleanup funded by the Federal Emergency

Management Agency of the destruction created by the 2009 tornado that struck Ouachita County. Hesterly said, “We had FEMA representatives here for weeks and weeks, and they signed off on all of this work. I have been here through disaster after disaster. The way their agency deals with issues changes every time

you have another disaster. We’ve tried our best to conform to that. I think we had five or six FEMA agents working this particular disaster. The supervisor that started was removed and sent somewhere else, and then the next guy was removed. There is not much continuity in policy.” According to Hesterly, the inSee COUNTY, Page 3

Hunters feed the hungry

Photo by Mary Brown

Just a little more...

Wes Gosvenor, right, of the Community Appearance Committee, pulls while Bernard Hayes, center left, and David Helms, center right, push to move a giant crape myrtle into place as Emily Jordan-Robertson, far left, gives the front-end loader driver instructions to prevent the tree from falling Tuesday afternoon. The 30-year-old tree, donated by Robertson, was placed behind the “Welcome to Camden” sign on Washington Street.

Four of five stolen SAU horses recovered

JAMIE DAVIS Banner-News of Magnolia MAGNOLIA - Four of the five horses stolen from Southern Arkansas University’s Mulerider Stables almost two weeks ago were found by SAU rodeo team coach Rusty Hayes and team member Ashley Mills at 8 p.m. Tuesday tied to pine trees in

an extremely rural and wooded area near Tom, Okla., said SAU Police Chief Eric Plummer at a news conference announcing the horses’ return early today. Plummer, citing the ongoing investigation, declined to comment on the circumstances and information that led to the discovery of the horses.

Plummer said the horses were seen by a veterinarian in Oklahoma before being returned to SAU’s stables and their rightful owners at 3:30 a.m. today. According to Ty Lester, owner of one of the stolen horses and an SAU rodeo team member, Hayes contacted him by telephone at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday

and advised him that the horses had been found. Hayes warned him that the horses were in poor condition when they were discovered, Lester said. “He said they were real thin and that they don’t look too See HORSES, Page 2

By CHELSEA SPURLOCK Staff Writer With the statewide deer limit raised to six this year, the possibility of meat going to waste is greater. But with the Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry program, hunters can kill their bag limit and participate in a good cause all at the same time. The program provides venison and other wild game to the state’s needy citizens through the generosity of hunters and cooperation of meat processors. According to Ronnie Ritter, executive director of Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, the program allows hunters to help the hungry in an easy and convenient way. “All hunters have to do is drop off their field dressed and skinned deer to cooperating meat processors and the processor will compile the donated meat in a freezer, and when he has enough, he will take it to a local charity. If the hunter doesn’t field dress and skin the deer prior to delivery, they must be willing to pay the processor for field dressing and skinning,” said Ritter. If a hunter would like to donate in Ouachita County, the deer should be taken to Ouachita Deer Processing, located at 1808 Ouachita 67. Ouachita Deer Processing is open all day Monday-Saturday, and from 1-3 p.m. on Sundays; the processor may be contacted at 818-6951. A couple of changes have been made to the program this year as a result of funding shortages, including: • AHFH will no longer be able to pay for the field dressing of deer to the processor. • AHFH and the participating processors will be asking the hunters to donate See HUNGRY, Page 3

She’s never missed a meeting of her neighborhood watch group By CHELSEA SPURLOCK Staff Writer The Mt. Holly Neighborhood Watch group has been meeting once a month for nearly six years, and one member of the group has never missed a meeting. Frances Bright received a perfect attendance award Tuesday night from Camden Police Officer LaRhonda Moore, who is the CPD representative for the neighborhood watch group. The award was signed by Camden Mayor Chris Claybaker, CPD Chief William O’Keefe, Moore and Bob Bryant, Mt. Holly Neighborhood Watch president. O’Keefe was also on hand at the meeting to commend Bright on her

commitment to the neighborhood watch group. Moore said, “We have a member of the group that has been dedicated for over five years. And, she has made a very special dessert for every meeting - the famous banana pudding. We want to recognize Mrs. Frances Bright.” Bright attributed her perfect attendance to being “blessed with good neighbors.” She went on to state that it feels good to help keep her neighborhood safe, and she knows her neighbors are always watching out for her just as she is for them. “I am so proud of this group. I am really looking forward to more years with you guys. This group has helped

CPD catch so many criminals. You all really do a great job at helping us do our job and keep Camden safe,” said Moore. The Camden Police Department started a vigorous neighborhood watch program approximately six years ago, according to O’Keefe. Neighborhood watch groups are organized groups of residents devoted to crime and vandalism prevention within a neighborhood. Each group is assigned an officer, and holds monthly meetings to discuss crimes that the citizens have seen going on in the neighborhood. O’Keefe recently stated in a Camden City Council budget meeting that neighborhood watch groups have significantly contributed to CPD’s efforts to lessen crime in Camden.

Weather Tonight - Mostly cloudy in the eve- River Stages

ning then clearing. Lows in the lower (Numbers represent, from left, that 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. station’s flood stage, current stage and 24-hour change.) Thursday - Sunny. Ouachita River Highs upper 50s. Northeast Arkadelphia 17 9.81 5.82 winds 5 mph. Thursday night Camden 26 5.82 -0.47 clear, lows in the lower 30s. Thatcher 79 77.00 0.00 Southeast winds 5 mph. Moro Bay -- 66.40 0.00 Felsenthal 70 66.60 0.20 Friday - Sunny. Highs in the lower Little Missouri River 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. FriBoughton 20 0.23 0.07 day night partly cloudy in the evening Sunset: 5:09 p.m. becoming mostly cloudy. Not as cool. Sunrise: 6:44 a.m. Lows in the mid 40s.

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Perfect attendance Camden Police Officer LaRhonda Moore, right, hugs Frances Bright, left, as she presents Bright with her perfect attendance certificate. Bright is a member of the Mt. Holly Neighborhood Watch group, which meets once a month at Fairview Methodist Church.

Local Kiwanis Club hosts speakers Earl Beasley and Wilfer Henderson of Anytime Fitness will be the guest speakers at this week’s meeting of the Camden Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the Camden Country Club.

Stephens board to meet Thursday The regular meeting of the Stephens School Board that was scheduled for Nov. 14 has been rescheduled for Thursday. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the high school library.

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Arkansas News Digest


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What’s Happening

(Items for What’s Happening may be submitted to the Camden News, P.O. Box 798, Camden, AR 71701; call 836-8192; or e-mail to camdennews@camdenarknews. com. Items will be listed in order of event date.)

Children's author will be in Camden

until 1 p.m.. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any church member or at the event. All proceeds will go to the support of local charities and missions.

Minister’s group to meet Nov. 19

The Ouachita County Ministerial Alliance will hold a specially-called meeting at 9 Nationally-known author a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at PilBrad Herzog will be at Ivory grim Rest Missionary BapPrimary School from 8:30- tist Church, 675 Viser St. 10:05 a.m. and from 10:3011:15 a.m. at the intermediate ‘American Tenors’ school on Thursday.

Wire Road group to meet Thursday

The meeting of the Wire Road Water Association has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Camden Fairview High School.

CABS to present business class

Camden Accelerated Business Services will hold a class entitled "Minding Your P's & Q's: Business Etiquette and Professionalism" from 13:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the CABS Center in the OPED building at 625 Adams St. Call 836-2210 or e-mail to preregister.

Musicale group meets on Nov. 17

The Thursday Musicale group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the home of Virginia Nunnally at 1800 Edgemere.

Historical panel to meet Thursday

to perform Nov. 19

"The American Tenors" will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Camden Fairview High School at 746 Dooley Womack Drive. This performance is the first concert of the Ouachita County Community Concert Association's 2011-2012 season. A membership in the OCCCA is $50 per adult with children and students attending events free when accompanied by an adult OCCCA member. For more information, call 836-2270, 231-6244 or 837-2062.

Registration ends Nov. 19 for event Mt. Gillard Baptist Church is hosting a Christmas shopping trip to the Grapevine Mills and North Park Center malls in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 10, which will also serve as a fundraiser for the Pastor's Aide Department. The cost for the round-trip event is $20 per person, and the deadline to register is Saturday, Nov. 19.

Area children to

The African American Historical Commission have art display of Camden will meet at 5 Children from the Ouachita p.m. Thursday in the Ida B. Child Enrichment Center, its Moore Center at Ivra Clark Annex and its ABC program Park. will have their art projects display from 5:30-7 p.m. Meetings held on on on Monday, Nov. 21, at the lake renovations child enrichment center, The Arkansas Game and 1320 Maul Road. Displays Fish Commission will hold will include recyclable mapublic meetings at 6 p.m. terial and fall decor. Refreshon Thursday, Nov. 17, and ments will be provided. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the cafe- Local churches to teria at the Camden Fairview High School to discuss plans host holiday meal for renovating Lower White A Thanksgiving Day Meat Oak Lake. For more inforwill be made available from mation, call 836-4612. 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on ThanksDrop off dates for giving Day - Thursday, Nov. 24, at First United Methodist Christmas Child Operation Christmas Church, 121 Harrison St. The Child will be held again in meal is free to all and will Camden and residents are be served in the great hall at asked to pack a shoe box fill the church and can be a dine with gifts for children who in or carry-out meal. Volunare the victims of war, dis- teers are needed. For more ease, famine, natural disas- information, call Fairview United Methodist Church at ters or poverty. The drop off site is at Cal- 231-4383. vary Baptist Church on U.S. The meal is being provid278 East and items will be ed by Fairview Methodist taken from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Church, First United MethNov. 14-17, from 10-11 a.m. odist Church and many othon Nov. 18 and 19, and from er area churches and service organizations. 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Camden churches Trickey is speaker host Fall Festival at reunion event

St. Mark United Methodist Church and Westside United Methodist Church will jointly hold a Fall Festival from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1315 West Washington St. There will be vendors, arts and crafts, a bake sale, a silent auction and a bean soup luncheon, which will be served from 11 a.m.

Minnijean Brown Trickey, who made history as one of the African-American students later known as the "Little Rock Nine" who desegregated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957, will be the keynote speaker at the 12th Lafayette School Reunion Banquet on Friday, Nov. 25.

State board rejects three charter school requests LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education has rejected proposals for open-enrollment charter high schools in Texarkana, Jonesboro and West Memphis. The board voted 4-3 Tuesday against the proposed Premier High School of Texarkana. Members then voted 6-0 against both the Diploma School of Jonesboro and the Diploma School of West Memphis. Each proposal was to target high school students who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out. Public school officials in each city told the board that they’re working to establish alternative schools for those students and to create adult education programs.

Body found in house is identified by officials HOPE (AP) — Hempstead County officials are releasing the name of a man whose body was found in an abandoned house. Sheriff James Singleton told the Texarkana Gazette an Arkansas State Crime Lab autopsy confirmed the remains are those of 64-year-old James Watson of Stamps. The cause of death is pending. A sheriff’s deputy found Watson’s pickup truck Oct. 10 behind the abandoned home. Search dogs helped find Watson in the home last week. Watson’s brother, Archie, told authorities in late October he hadn’t seen his brother or spoken to him in about four weeks. Singleton says the last sighting of James Watson was Oct. 8 when he drove by a deputy’s home near Patmos in his truck.

failing to pay payroll taxes. U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer said Tuesday that 43-year-old Scott Keith Voss faces up to 35 years in prison and will pay $450,000 in restitution to First Bank of Owasso in Oklahoma and nearly $150,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. Prosecutors say Voss was pastor of Jonesboro Worship Center when he used the church’s facilities without permission as collateral for a loan from the Oklahoma bank — then used the money for personal use. Thyer said Voss also failed to pay payroll taxes that were withheld from church employees. Church secretary-treasurer Cliff McQuay told The Jonesboro Sun that attorneys have told church members not to comment until after Voss is sentenced.

Judge rejects motions to exclude statements RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — A Pope County circuit judge is allowing statements a Russellville man made to police to be heard at his trial in the May 2008 death of his foster son. The Russellville Courier reported Tuesday that Judge Bill Pearson ruled against defense attorney William James’ motion to suppress the statements Derek Benham gave investigators. Benham is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 5-year-old Dale Young Jr. He has pleaded not guilty. Investigators say Benham’s former wife told them he admitted he slammed Derek onto his knees, and act authorities believe caused Derek’s death. James argued that Benham wasn’t properly advised of his rights. But after hearing testimony from two officers who interviewed Benham, Pearson ruled the police weren’t coercive and didn’t deny Benham his freedom.

Airmen will return to Arkansas following a deployment to Southwest Asia. Air Force officials say family members and friends will gather today for a welcome home ceremony at Little Rock Air Force Base. Officials say many of the Airmen were instrumental in the immediate recovery after an EF-2 tornado struck the base in April, causing $82 million in damage. They deployed days later.

Baker pleads guilty in illegal immigrant case

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The president of a Springdale bakery has pleaded guilty on behalf of the company to knowingly employing illegal immigrants. According to the Northwest Arkansas Times Ayala’s Family Bakery president Luis Ayala entered the plea Tuesday to one count of harboring and concealing illegal immigrants as part of a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ayala also agreed to forfeit three vehicles and more than $100,000. His attorney, Kirk Joyce, declined to comment on the case until after Ayala is formally sentenced. A sentencing date hasn’t been scheduled.

Traffic lights installed along damaged road

HARRISON (AP) — Temporary traffic signals will replace “yield” signs on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boone County, where a rock slide destroyed one lane of the road this past spring. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials said the signals will begin working Wednesday about four miles south of the Arkansas 43-Arkansas 397 junction in Harrison. District 9 Engineer Steve Lawrence Ex-pastor pleads guilty says traffic has increased in the area, officials installed the lights to ento fraud and tax charges 200 Arkansas airmen to and hance safety for motorists. JONESBORO (AP) — A former Heavy rains caused the rock slide, Jonesboro pastor has pleaded guilty return from deployment which damaged about a half-mile of to defrauding an Oklahoma bank and LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Nearly 200 the road.

HORSES Continued from Page 1 good,” Lester said at today’s news conference. Lester said his own horse, a seven-year old gray American Quarter horse, had been spray painted camouflage and was so thin that “you could see every rib and bone.” “They didn’t look like they’d been fed or watered in several days,” he said, adding that the horses are “on the road to recovery.” A veterinarian was scheduled to evaluate the horses at the SAU stables today, Lester said, adding that one of the horses was transported to a veterinarian in Shreveport, La., due to complications that arose from the horse’s allergy to hay. “That one isn’t doing as well as we’d like,” Lester said. DJ Dickinson, a rodeo team member and owner of one of the stolen horses, said he was relieved to have his horse back but remained concerned about the horse’s condition. “It depends on what your definition of ‘bad’ is. I was heartbroken when I saw them,” said Dickinson. “I would rather have had my horse running loose through the woods than tied up to a pine tree.” Dickinson, of Indiana,

said his family made pleas through the media in his home state for the return of his horse, and added that he’s owned the horse for most of the horse’s life and has won multiple awards with it, including ranking in the top 20 across the nation in the high school rodeo finals. Plummer said three of horses remain at SAU’s Mulerider Stables, but stressed that authorities are continuing the search for the fifth horse. The missing horse, named ‘Credit Card,’ is a 15-year old Sorrel-colored gelding and has a rocking ‘V’ brand on its left front quarter and a ‘K’ brand on its right hindquarter, he said. “We have several theories, and McCurtain County is a large county . . . We are working to put all the pieces together and have a successful resolution to this case,” he said, adding that authorities are also trying to verify whether or not the horses had been moved to various locations over the last two weeks. “We don’t want to release too much detail at this time, but there is evidence that they were moved around several times,” said Plummer, adding that the horses were found in the “general vicinity” of the area where authorities located the sto-

len horse trailer and several pieces of stolen riding equipment. Plummer confirmed that investigators do have suspects in the case but declined to release any information about how those suspects were determined and when any arrests will be made. Plummer also explained that because the case now involves several jurisdictions, “We will have to sit down with the U.S. Attorney and the FBI and determine if the case will be prosecuted federally or if the state will retain jurisdiction.” “It’s great that these kids have their horses back, but this case is long from over,” he added. Plummer thanked the McCurtain County, Okla., Sheriff’s Office, local Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Investigator Robert Burns and SAU Police Dept. Investigator Donald Wray with aiding in the case, and said those officials have worked “countless hours” to bring a resolution to the case. Several agencies, municipal, county, state and federal, assisted in the investigation, he said. SAU President Dr. David Rankin said at today’s news conference that the theft has inspired the university to scrutinize ways to improve security and surveillance at

the stables. “We’ve been looking at how to enhance security and we’ve already begun to develop some ideas to improve (security),” said Rankin. He declined to state any specific details about those security plans and improvements. “Needless to say, we are excited for the return of these horses. I know what it’s like to lose an animal that’s close to your heart . . . and we are very excited this morning that we’ve gotten almost all these horses returned,” added Rankin. According to several agricultural students, rodeo team members and Hayes, a dark-colored Ford truck was seen leaving the stables at an unspecified time between 10:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 2, and 6:30 a.m., Thurs., Nov. 3, with the trailer. Plummer has said authorities believe the horses were taken after midnight as the stables were occupied until that time by students preparing for the university’s collegiate rodeo, which was held Thurs., Nov. 3. The stolen horses were slated to compete in that event. Individuals with any information about the theft or the location of the missing horse are asked to contact the SAU Police Department at (870) 235-4100.

and Valarie, all of Detroit; three sons, John of New York, Melvin and Anthony of Southfield, Mich. Williams Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements. A graveside service will be

held at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Emmanuel Jenkins officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Obituaries James Bourgoin James “Jim” Bourgoin, 56, of Sherwood and formerly of Camden, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bourgoin North Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his father, Marcel Omer Bourgoin; brothers, Bobby Bourgoin and Donnie Bourgoin; and stepfather, Victor Beauchesne. He is survived by his wife, Veronica Bourgoin of Sherwood; sons, Wesley Bourgoin and Ryan Bourgoin, both of Sherwood; daughter, Melissa Bourgoin of Little Rock; mother, Frances Beauchesne of Little Rock; sister, Barbara Highshoe and husband, Danny, of Hollister, Mo.; sister-in-law, Jeannie Bourgoin of Mebane, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. Proctor Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the

arrangements. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock with burial at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden. The Rev. Gary Harrison will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Huson Funeral Home in Sherwood. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. To sign the online guest register, visit

Alice Foster Alice Green Foster, 90, of Detroit, Mich., and formerly of Camden, died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in Detroit. She was the first homecoming queen at the Camden Colored High School in 1939. She was preceded in death by her parents, Beatrice and William Green; two sons, Dwight and Walter Foster; two sisters, Verdie M. Green and Willa B. Green Cole. She is survived by three daughters, Adrainne, Vareta

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Ouachita County Adult Education Center sponsored by SAU Tech is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 237 Jackson. Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. SAU Tech Adult Education Center will offer Workplace Readiness Training for free from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. English as a second language class from 5 until 8 p.m., at the Ross Center, 746 California Ave. These adult education classes are provided free of charge by SAU Tech. For more information call 837-4001. Living Clean Narcotics Anonymous will have an open meeting at 6 p.m. at 805 Monroe. Unity Group Alcoholics Anonymous will hold a closed discussion meeting at 8 p.m. at 301 Jefferson. Camden Unity Al Anon will hold a closed meeting at 7 p.m. at 301 Jefferson.

Thurs., Nov. 17

Ouachita County Adult Education Center sponsored by SAU Tech is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 237 Jackson. McCollum-Chidester House will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students under age 18. For groups of 10 or more call 836-9243 for reservations. Chidester Public Library will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Camden Kiwanis meet at noon at the Camden Country Club. SAU Tech Adult Education Center will offer Workplace Readiness Training for free from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. English as a second language class from 5 until 8 p.m., at the Ross Center, 746 California Ave. These adult education classes are provided free of charge by SAU Tech. For more information call 837-4001. Turning Point Group, Alcoholics Anonymous, will hold an open meeting at 8 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, 202 Adams NW. Living Clean Narcotics Anonymous will have an open meeting at 8 p.m. at 805 Monroe.

Fri., Nov. 18

Written drivers tests will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., oral tests will be from 10:30-11 a.m. by appointment only, and driving tests will be at 1 p.m. at the Ouachita Valley Business and Technology Center on Adams Avenue in Camden. Ouachita County Adult Education Center sponsored by SAU Tech is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 237 Jackson. McCollum-Chidester House will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students under age 18. For groups of 10 or more call 836-9243 for reservations. Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Women’s Crisis Center of South Arkansas will have a support group meeting at 10 a.m. Child care will be provided, and volunteers will work with the children on crafts and other activities. Anyone wishing to attend should call 836-0375 or 836-0325. Chidester Public Library will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Victory Church, 1283 U.S. 278 in Camden. Camden Group Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open meeting at 8 p.m. at 805 Monroe.

Sat., Nov. 19

Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. McCollum-Chidester House will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students under age 18. For groups of 10 or more call 836-9243 for reservations. Camden Group Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 805 Monroe.

U.S. & World News Digest Yemeni forces kill seven al-Qaida militants SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says government troops have killed seven al-Qaida-linked militants — including an Iranian, a Pakistani and two Somali nationals — in the latest fighting in a southern province. The official says the military has been shelling two key government buildings in Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Abyan, after they were overrun by the militants. The official says the latest round of violence began late Tuesday and has continued through today. He says the seven militants died during the fighting. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. Security has collapsed across Yemen during a nine-month popular uprising seeking to topple the regime of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Railroads, unions make contract talk progress WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s major freight railroads have made progress in resolving a protracted labor dispute with unions that had been threatening to strike. The railroads say they have reached tentative collective bargaining agreements with three unions covering nearly 24,000 workers. They are the first agreements reached since President Barack Obama appointed a spe-

cial board to oversee contract talks. Negotiations continue between more than 30 railroads and eight other unions representing about 68,000 workers. The railroads include Union Pacific Corp., CSX Corp. and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The unions were preparing to strike last month, but that was averted for at least 60 days after the White House intervened. Obama said a rail strike could damage the economy. No strikes are permitted until a cooling-off period ends on Dec. 6.

Mother arrested after 1-year-old found dead AFFTON, Mo. (AP) — Police investigating the death of a 13-monthold boy have taken the baby’s mother into custody a day after his body was discovered near a suburban St. Louis cemetery. Antoinette King, booking clerk for the St. Louis County jail, says no charges have been filed against 20-year-old Shelby Dasher of Affton, Mo., who was taken into custody early Wednesday. The body of her son, Tyler Dasher, was discovered Tuesday afternoon. King says Dasher is on a 24-hour hold. The hold is designed to give the police a day to build a case. If no charges are brought in that time, Dasher must be released. Police say no further information will be released until the prosecutor has reviewed the investigation. The prosecutor didn’t return calls seeking comment.

Secret Service says bullet hit White House WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a bullet hit an exterior window of the White House and was stopped by ballistic glass. An additional round of ammunition was found on the White House exterior. The bullets were found Tuesday. The discovery follows reports of gunfire near the White House on Friday. Witnesses heard shots and saw two speeding vehicles in the area. An assault rifle was also recovered. The Secret Service said it has not conclusively connected Friday’s incident with the bullets found at the White House. U.S. Park Police have an arrest warrant for Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, who is believed to be connected to the earlier incident. He is described as a 21year-old Hispanic man, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 160 pounds, with a medium build, brown eyes and black hair.

Teenager rescued after 10 hours in chimney NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Atlantaarea authorities say a teenage burglary suspect was pulled from a chimney by firefighters after being stuck there for more than 10 hours. Police say the 17-year-old boy was taken into custody after being freed from the chimney around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home in Norcross, northeast of Atlanta. Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake

Smith tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the teen was charged with burglary and giving false information to a police officer. Smith said a neighbor heard someone yelling for help from her neighbor’s chimney. Authorities tell the Gwinnett Daily Post the teen was screaming when fire crews arrived and told the firefighters he had been stuck there since 3 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters freed him by lowering a rope from the top of the chimney.

17th century shipwreck found off Swedish coast

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A research team says it has discovered a shipwreck off the island of Oland in southern Sweden that is believed to be a much sought-after 17th century warship. Deep Sea Productions says it believes the 25-meter (82-feet) wooden wreck is the ship Svardet that went under when Sweden was defeated by a Danish-Dutch fleet in a 1676 naval battle. Researcher Malcolm Dixelius said Wednesday that wood samples show the wreck is from the 17th century. He also says the stern of the ship is missing, which is consistent with reports that Svardet went under after an explosion at the stern. It was found at a depth of between 50 and 100 meters. The Baltic Sea is famous for wellpreserved shipwrecks since the waters lack the shipworm that destroys wooden wrecks in saltier oceans.

COUNTY Continued from Page 1 -vestigation was brought on by an “anonymous complaint” made against him and the Ouachita County Judge’s Office to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office. He said, “They have a duty to investigate all complaints. What can I say? I have got a lot

of friends and I have got a lot of enemies. There were several of these queries, but for our part, we have turned over our files.” “I had 30 days to turn over the documents, but we had them turned over in two and a half.” Hesterly said he could not

comment further on the matter, but did say he is going to cooperate to the fullest extent with the federal government’s investigation. He said, “Naturally, you always want to take any type of inquiry from the federal government seriously. When you get an inquiry, it’s a big deal.

FEMA has been rocked with problems for several years. We take anything and everything like this very seriously. But, we don’t see or know that we’ve done anything wrong.” A spokesperson for the U.S. District Attorney’s Office Western District of Arkansas in Fort Smith said she could

not “confirm nor deny any details of an ongoing investigation.” Steve Frazier, who is a special agent and media representative in the Little Rock office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, also said he could not comment on the case because it is ongoing.

Fairview Methodist Church Food Pantry. The pantry is open Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Those in need are allowed to visit the pantry once a month and stock up on necessary food items, such as meat, vegetables and canned foods, among others. The Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry program has been in existence for 11 years and has provided nearly two

million meals to people in the state who need the meat the most. Ritter said the program is a great fit for Arkansas, since the state is at the top of list of the most poverty-ridden states, but has a very high deer population. “It just seemed like the right thing to do, and I think it is a really good thing. A lot of these food pantries have been

having food shortages, especially things like meat. And this year, hunters get six tags. That is more than a hunter and his family could probably eat. It is better to donate the meat than let it spoil,” said Ritter. Two pounds of venison burger will provide eight meals, five pounds will provide 20 meals and on average, a whole deer can provide 200 meals, or 50 meals of a family of four, the

Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry website said. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, from 2008-2010,18.6 percent of Arkansas households experienced food insecurity and 7.5 percent of Arkansas households experienced very low food insecurity. In Ouachita County, 21.9 percent of households are below the poverty line.

HUNGRY Continued from Page 1 packages of meat out of their processed deer. “This will allow hunters that can’t donate an entire deer to participate by donating the venison burger they do not want or can give away to the program. No package is too large or too small. We anticipate this will be the largest source of growth for donations this year, The only requirement is that it is burger, since we found out some years ago that burger was the best and most convenient. I mean, think about all the brands of Hamburger Helper out there,” Ritter noted. According to Ritter, meat donated to Ouachita Deer Processing will be taken to the

Foreign holdings of U.S. debt increase WASHINGTON (AP) — China bought more U.S. Treasury debt in September and total foreign holdings rose for a second straight month. Total foreign holdings of Treasury debt increased 1.9 percent to $4.66 trillion, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. China, the largest foreign holder, bought 1 percent more to bring its total holdings to $1.15 trillion. China had cut its purchases 3.1 percent in August. The gains suggest foreign demand for U.S. debt remains strong, despite a prolonged debate this summer over increasing the nation’s borrowing limit. Investors also don’t appear to be concerned that Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit rating on longterm U.S. debt in August. S&P said it lowered the U.S. credit rating because of politics that slowed the debt limit increase and not because it thought the U.S. couldn’t pay its bills. U.S. government debt is still considered a safe investment. It has been in high demand as European debt crisis has intensified. Japan, the second-largest buyer of Treasury debt, increased its holdings 2.2 percent to $956.8 billion. Britain, the third-largest holder, boosted its holdings 6.1 percent to $421.6 billion. The 1.9 percent rise in overall holdings followed a 2 percent increase in August. Those two gains came after small declines of 0.4 percent July and 0.3 percent in June. Those declines had been the first overall declines since April 2009.

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State drug take- Putting Christ back in Christmas back benefits all Letter to Six tons of prescription medication that won’t go to an addict, a middle man or, most important, a teenager with more time than sense: That’s what was collected in the recent Arkansas Take Back event, and it’s a real success for the state. In the April collection of unused and expired drugs, Arkansas officials accepted about two tons of drugs. This time, nearly six tons — 16.6 million pills — was turned in, according to an Arkansas News Bureau report. Collection of unused prescription medications has become a big deal for two reasons. First, thanks to a series of reports by The Associated Press in the last couple of years, people have become aware of the danger of disposing of medications in the traditional manner of flushing them away. While the half-dozen painkillers you want to discard don’t seem like a major environmental hazard, multiply your six by 312 million-plus people, and you can see potential for trouble in the ground water and reservoirs. The second reason that drug collection has become important is the increasing misuse of prescription medications — especially by young people. Ask drug enforcement officers what their biggest challenge is, and they will not tell you marijuana, methamphetamine or cocaine. Instead they will tell you it’s the misuse of prescription drugs. Those pills come from a variety of sources like fraudulently obtained prescriptions, hijacked shipments and the great feel-good pharmacy known as the World Wide Web. But a lot of people start their lifelong affair with narcotics by popping whatever they find in the household medicine cabinet. Young people, with their undeveloped inhibition centers and overgrown peer sensitivity, are especially at risk. Faced with the choice of arriving empty-handed to a party or bringing the last few painkillers leftover from dad’s shoulder injury, and there’s a chance an average young person will make the wrong choice. When chronic health issues keep addictive, abusable drugs in the home, a bad choice can quickly become a fatal one. The problem isn’t limited to homes with teenagers. Read police reports over a few months’ time, and you will see a rising number of home invasions related to prescription drugs, that is break-ins where drugs are known — or thought — to be used. This leaves the elderly and disabled especially at risk. It used to be that when people had a prescription for a painkiller or tranquilizer or muscle relaxant, they would hoard up whatever was left when the injury healed or crisis subsided, saving the pills against future troubles. That time is gone. Collections like the one held recently at many police departments throughout the state and throughout the country are a sign of the times and an important community service. Until there is a better solution, take advantage of collection services when offered. The alternatives can be deadly. Southwest Times Record

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Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2011. There are 45 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1961, House Speaker Samuel T. Rayburn, 79, died at his home in Bonham, Texas, having served as speaker since 1940 except for two terms as minority leader of the Democrats. Ten years ago: Investigators found a letter addressed to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., containing anthrax; it was the second letter bearing the deadly germ known to have been sent to Capitol Hill. Five years ago: Democrats embraced Nancy Pelosi as the first woman House speaker in history, but then selected Steny Hoyer as majority leader against her wishes. African, Arab, European and U.N. leaders agreed in principle to a joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping force for Sudan’s Darfur region. One year ago: President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, the first living service member from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to receive the nation’s top military award. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Clu Gulager is 83. Actor Steve Railsback is 66. Actress Lisa Bonet is 44. Actor Michael Irby is 39. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 34. Actress Kimberly J. Brown is 27. Actor Noah Gray-Cabey (“Heroes”) is 16. Thought for Today: “An American who can make money, invoke God, and be no better than his neighbor, has nothing to fear but truth itself.” — Marya Mannes, American critic (1904-1990).

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Pentagon defends Iraq withdrawal WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq in seven weeks, but left open the possibility for continued negotiations with Baghdad over a force presence there. In heated exchanges with Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Panetta insisted that the administration had no choice in fulfilling the agreement reached by Obama’s predecessor, GOP President George W. Bush, to pull out troops by year’s end. Negotiations for a small, residual force failed over Iraq’s refusal to grant legal immunity to American forces. “The bottom line is that this is not about us,” Panetta told the committee. “It’s about what the Iraqis want to do and the decisions that they want to make. And so we have now an independent and sovereign country that can govern and secure itself, and hopefully, make the decisions that are in the interests of its people.” Eight years of war have left more than 4,400 Americans dead and more than 32,000 wounded. Obama announced on Oct. 21 that U.S. forces would leave Iraq, fulfilling his 2008 campaign promise. Still, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the panel that the U.S. military will continue limited counterterrorism training with Iraqi forces at up to 10 camps around the country beyond the end of the year. They also disclosed more details about the make-up and duties of the U.S. Office of Security Cooperation personnel — both military and civilian — who will remain in the country. Some of those personnel, Dempsey said, will provide counterterrorism training inside the camps, but will not venture outside the wire with Iraqi security forces. “This isn’t a divorce,” Dempsey said. “It might — it may feel that

way because of the way the numbers of — the way the Iraqi government came to the decision. But the fact is, we will be embedded with them as trainers not only tactically, but also at the institutional level.” Panetta said the United State may ultimately negotiate a further presence for the U.S. military in Iraq. The Pentagon chief also pointed out that the United States has some 40,000 troops in the region, including in Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. “We’re not going anywhere,” Panetta said. The details emerged during often fiery partisan debate over whether the Obama administration’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of the year was driven by a purely political desire to end the war. Senators, led by Obama’s 2008 presidential rival, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., complained that using thousands of contractors in Iraq in place of U.S. troops beginning next year will be more costly and create a greater security risk in the country and the region. Under current plans, there would be about 16,000 U.S. embassy personnel in Iraq, and a large portion of those would be civilian contractors handling security. “The truth is that this administration was committed to the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and they made it happen,” McCain told Panetta during a particularly heated exchange. “Senator McCain, that’s simply not true,” Panetta shot back, adding, “This is about negotiating with a sovereign country, an independent country. This was about their needs; this is not about us telling them what we’re going to do for them.” McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., insisted that military and Iraqi officials provided them with different information during their visits to the country. Gra-

ham said Gen. Lloyd Austin, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, told him that a residual force of some 19,000 American troops would be necessary. Austin has said repeatedly that Iraq is not yet fully capable of defending its own air space or land borders, and that it needs help in other areas such as intelligence and logistics. U.S. officials and Iraqi officials have acknowledged that they failed to reach an agreement that would give U.S. forces in Iraq legal immunity. U.S. military leaders said they would not leave troops in the country without legal protections, particularly considering the country’s immature judicial system. “If you’re going to engage in those kind of (counterterrorism) operations,” Panetta said, “you absolutely have to have immunities.” U.S. officials have suggested that they may move at least 4,000 of the troops to Kuwait. On Tuesday, Dempsey said that the U.S. should have ground, air and naval forces that rotate in and out of Kuwait, including some number of combat troops. Dempsey also noted that the Office of Security Cooperation will operate out of 10 Iraqi bases, where they will be able to provide equipping and training assistance, such as when new F-16 fighter jets are delivered, or on the use of tanks at a gunnery range in Besmaya, southeast of Baghdad. Senators said they were concerned that pulling all U.S. forces out of Iraq will leave the country open to meddling by Iran that could destabilize the fledgling democracy. Pentagon leaders agreed, saying that the U.S. has told the Iraqis they must continue to battle Iranian-backed extremist groups. And they said the U.S. will continue to have a broad military presence in the region. The U.S. currently has about 24,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, but the bulk of those troops will be out of the country by mid-December.

Season of memories, gratitude FISHTRAP HOLLOW, Miss. -Above the bedroom desk where I write hangs artist Walter Anderson’s alphabet print, the letter “S,” which in this case stands for “Sea.” The painted sea is alive with fish and a turtle and the same swells Walter must have rode when he rowed across the Mississippi Sound from his cottage to Horn Island. I didn’t row my own boat, but I’ve made that trip, too. It’s one of my favorite memories. I still can feel the rhythmic bump of the skiff on waves as we bore down on Horn. In this season of thanksgiving, I’m grateful for that vivid memory, and for the work of Mississippi genius Walter Anderson. It thrills me on a daily basis. Anderson is my favorite artist, followed closely by Alfred Sisley, whose impressions of poplarlined French lanes and harbors of melon-colored boats I’ve been fortunate enough to see in the flesh in Paris. I’m lucky enough to have walked through favorite museums once again this year, always in awe of those who have the ability to capture life with a few, evocative strokes. This year my heart is full and my list long. I’m thankful to have met writer Kathryn Tucker Windham, who recently died. She often sent me notes that kept me typing. Only


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another writer would know how much that means. I’m grateful for the music of Hank Williams and Lucinda Williams, not kin, except in spirit, their earthy voices as distinctive, raw and rare as a widow’s tears. I couldn’t make it a week without “Cold, Cold Heart” and “Lake Charles.” This past summer I sat on my own front porch with friends more musical than I and enjoyed the night life as good as it gets: in deep, dark Mississippi. That damp evening I heard two Johnny Cash songs that I’d never heard before. I am privileged. Life is good, and a few people have good sense. I’m glad some still like to hold in their hands a real book with real pages. Pages are meant to turn, not disappear upward into the ether. In January I had a room on the back Bay of St. Louis, and in September in a grape orchard in Provence. Talk about your rooms with views. In between I spent three months in the shadow of

Pike’s Peak, writing about Hank’s music, which naturally required I listen to a lot of the same. Nice work if you can get it. I have two dogs, two parents, three siblings and a handsome husband who knows both how to split firewood and not to split infinitives. I have faithful friends. A few stubborn newspapers still carry this column, which almost pays for my book-writing habit. In the name of duty I can travel, read, meet interesting people and ask nosy questions. I have learned from my losses that life is too short to brood about things you do not have, places you’ve never been or people who do not like you. Because of loss, I am different, if not better. A great loss can curdle or expand your mind, make you bitter or more gracious, old beyond your years or young at heart. I’m still pitching. I am thankful, most of all, to have a way to work with words through this tangle of woods called life and a willing audience for them. Without you, my readers, I wouldn’t be much. (Rheta Grimsley Johnson is a King Features Syndicate columnist. To find out more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson and her books, visit

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SAU Tech joins with university’s Cooperative Extension Service to host youth entrepreneurship event

SAU Tech, in conjunction with U of A’s Cooperative Extension program, hosted a youth entrepreneurship conference at SAU Tech on Saturday, Nov. 5. Forty-two students in the fifth through 12th grades attended from Bearden, Harmony Grove, and Hampton public schools. The program introduced the students to entrepreneurship as a career and specifically how, as youth, they can begin to think in terms of entre-

preneurial development now. The students heard presentations on various aspects of entrepreneurship from Dr. George Betts, Jerri Lephiew from U of A Cooperative Extension, Phyllis Hutson, SAU Tech entrepreneurship instructor, and advice from members of the local business community Kathy Boyette and Susan Ables. The keynote speaker was Jim Brock from the Arkansas Department of Career Service. The event was concluded with a tour

of What’s Cookin’ in Camden, a locally owned and operated restaurant. SAU Tech vice chancellor, Robert Gunnels with the Division of Extended Education’s Entrepreneurship Center and Jerri Lephiew with the UA Cooperative Extension Service arranged for the conference with assistance from Dr. George Betts. More information on SAU Tech’s Entrepreneurship Center is at

Climate change expert to speak tonight at SAU in Magnolia

MAGNOLIA— The College of Liberal and Performing Arts at Southern Arkansas University is hosting “The Climate Reality Project,” presented by Dr. Anna Hill, associate professor of biology at the University of Louisiana – Monroe. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. tonight, in Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center.

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Hill is a certified presenter of the Cli- in a news release. mate Project, founded and chaired by “We usually don’t have a way to get former Vice President Al Gore. answers to our questions, but Dr. Hill She will address questions of wheth- will give us that opportunity.” er or not climate change is real and A question and answer session will whether follow the presentation.

Instructor Micheal Cossey from the Arkansas Fire Training Academy looks on during the patient pick-off completion at the AFTA. The first annual Industry Recue Competition was held at the Arkansas Fire Training Academy on November 3. Participants from Lion Oil, Chemtura, Great Lakes, and Clean Harbors all came out to show off their company’s rescue skills. The participants competed in the following categories: confined space rescue, patient pick“Climate Change is a polarizing top- For more information on this event, off, knot tying and hydrant speed drill. All four companies ic,” Jan Duke, chair of the Department contact the Department of Behavioral did a great job with Lion Oil receiving the award for best of Behavioral and Social Sciences, said and Social Sciences at (870) 235-4325. overall.

Student truckers drive for Arkansas food pantry

By APRILLE HANSON Democrat-Gazette LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The students of Diesel Driving Academy in Little Rock are learning what it’s like to haul a load while helping feed the hungry in Arkansas. This year, the driving school has partnered with the Arkansas Foodbank to transport food from the food bank’s Little Rock location, at 4301 W. 65th St., to its branch in Warren, for free. “It’s a win-win. It’s a natural partnership that’s providing them with something they really want — a live load and real-life training experience,” said Ray White, the food bank’s marketing and communications director. “And, of course, we’re getting free shipping. It just makes you feel good that things can come together in that way.” Freddy Gregg, the academy’s director of training and placement, said the school’s other two locations in Louisiana often volunteer. “I was aware of the service the food bank provided. I thought that would be a great opportunity for us to get some positive community involvement,” Gregg said. The end result was a crew of about three student drivers and an instructor taking about 25,000 pounds of food three times a month to Warren. The drive is about 180 miles round trip. The partnership, which began in the spring, has saved the food bank about $12,000 in transportation costs, White said. “Obviously any savings we have gives us more money to go out and purchase food to have available to our agencies,” said T.J. Romine, the food bank’s chief operation officer. The food bank still hires independent trucking agencies to pick up donations five days a week, which can average about $400 to $500 per load. Other companies, including Stallion Transportation Group in Beebe, haul loads for the food bank, sometimes for free. “(There are) associations that volunteer to take a load sometimes, but this is the first time we have a regular routine,” Romine said. The Arkansas Foodbank is a nonprofit organization that

serves 33 counties to help the half a million people in Arkansas suffering from hunger, White said. In 2010, the food bank distributed 13.2 million pounds of food to approximately 300 food agencies in the state. White said with every dollar saved from partnering with the academy, “we have three meals available to people in Arkansas.”

Gregg said the academy has a little less than 70 students going for their commercial driver’s license through either the 20-week daytime course or the 25week night course. The 460-hour courses are split between the classroom, studying the trucks and driving on interstates, two-lane roads and residential areas. “We try to get them accli-

mated to as many different driving environments as we can,” Gregg said. Gregg said the only real freight the students will haul is for the food bank. “They kind of get a look that they might not ordinarily get through the training,” Gregg said. By driving the route, students learn the importance of giving back to the com-

munity and the urgency of getting a product to its destination. “I think it’s good to look out for the people who can’t feed themselves right now or just need assistance,” said student Hosea Harper, 42, of Little Rock. “It’s part of the reality of the trucking industry because I got to drive over and back the truck into the dock

and load the trailer. It was a good experience.” The students drive the route near the end of their course, Gregg said. White said the generosity of the academy has eased some of the burden. “Our pantries are seeing longer lines and more need every weekend, we would love to have more support,” White said.


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Sports Focus AAA passes only for playoff games The Camden Fairview Cardinals will host Beebe on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the quarterfinal of the 5A state playoffs. Admission is $6 for students and adults. Only AAA passes can be accepted per Arkansas Activities Association guidelines. No passes or season tickets issued by Camden Fairview School District will be accepted.

Hole-in-one made at Highland course Danny Bordelon recently recorded a hole-in-one at the Highland Golf Course in East Camden. Bordelon hit his ace on the 161-yard No. 6 hole using a 3-hybrid. The shot was witnessed by Trey Floyd and Cory Bryant.

Southern Attitude to hold tryouts The Southern Attitude 13-and-under elite baseball team is looking for quality baseball players for the 2012 season. Southern Attitude is an elite traveling baseball taem which will play in USSSA sanctioned tournament on weekends, traveling to places like Shreveport, La., Monroe, La., Little Rock, Hot Springs, Hope and Texarkana. Southern Attitude is based in Magnolia, which is where all practices will be held. Tryouts will be held Saturday at East Side Park, across from the Magnolia boys and girls club, starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call coach Derek White at 870-596-2991 or 870-904-1601, or e-mail Coachwhite1975@yahoo. com or Southernattitude1@

Calendar TODAY

No local sporting events schedled for today.

THURS., Nov. 17

Camden Fairview will host Texarkana for 9thgrade boys and girls games, starting at 5 p.m.

FRI., Nov. 18

Camden Fairview will host Beebe in quarterfinal game of the 5A state playoffs, starting at 7:30 p.m. Harmony Grove will host Arkansas Baptist for a second round game in the 3A state playoffs, starting at 7:30 p.m. Bearden will host Mt. Ida for a second round game in the 2A state playoffs, starting at 7:30 p.m. BASKETBALL Stephens will host Nevada for junior boys and senior high games, starting at 5:30 p.m.

CF teams roll to wins in openers By KELLY BLAIR Sports Editor Even though its only one game in a long season, the Camden Fairview Lady Cardinals at least appear to be back at full strength. After suffering through a 10-14 injury plagued season which ended with Camden Fairview not qualifying for the playoffs for the first time under the guidance of Ronald Rogers, the Lady Cards started the 2011-12 season with a 58-28 victory over the Pulaski Robinson Lady Senators Tuesday night in Little Rock. And even though they aren’t anywhere near full strength with the vast majority of their team still playing football, the Cardinals managed to roll to an big 77-44 win over the Senators in the senior boys game. In the senior girls game, the Lady Cardinals used a solid rotation of eight players early on before playing as many as 10 players in the second half while harassing the Lady Senators with a full-court, pressing defense all night. Camden Fairview came away with 18 steals, and forced numerous other turnovers, while frustrating and wearing down the home team. The Lady Cardinals also got a balanced attack on offense, led by senior Kierra Cheeks, who hit three 3-pointers to score 11 points after missing virtually her entire junior season with an ACL injury. Jermeka Marks added 10 points to go along with 12 rebounds, including seven offensive, and four steals. Latanja Porchia scored nine points while snagging five steals, with Jada Hoof (three steals) and Bre Bates (seven rebounds) adding eight points each. Andreya Davis also came off the bench to chip in five points while grabbing five steals. “We had a couple of people really bring our shooting percentage down, and we had way too many

unforced turnovers ... but I thought have enough firepower to win anythe energy was there, and we forced way. a lot of turnovers on defense too,” Sophomore Jamarcheon Smith Lady Cardinal coach Ronald Rogers scored a game-high 21 points for said. “I thought Shomori (Willis) the Cardinals as the visiting team came in and played well while giv- jumped out to a big lead, weathered ing Meka a rest, and that is huge a rally by the Senators, and then when we can play that many people finished strong to take the non-conbecause it allows us to play the style ference victory. After the Senators scored the we like to play. That’s our identity.” Sparked by a 3-pointer from first four points of the game, Smith Cheeks and offensive putbacks by canned a 3-pointer that seemed to ignite the Redbirds’ attack, as Ethan Marks and Bates, the Lady Lee followed with an old-fashCardinals scored the first 11 ioned three-point play. points of the game on their Lee scored seven more way to a 16-3 lead by the end points in the opening of the first quarter. period, including a 3Baskets by Hoof and pointer of his own, as Cheeks extended the the Cards built a 21-10 team’s lead to 20-4 lead by the start of early in the second the second quarter. before Robinson’s Camden Fairivew’s Tamia Grady scored lead swelled to 14 fola couple of baskets for lowing an offensive the home team. Camden putback by Ronye Brown Fairview led 29-8 at halfwith six minutes left in time, however, before the half, but when another 3-pointer by Cheeks, an offen- Camden Fairview basketball Lee had to go to the sive putback by Marks and jumper bench with third foul, Robinson by Hoof pushed the lead to 37-14 mounted a bit of a comeback. Sparked by 11 quick points by late in the third period. Robinson trailed 40-21 at the start Tred Dunn, who also picked up two of the fourth, and was still within assists during Robinson’s big run 48-28 with just under four minutes by hitting teammates with passes to play following a pair of free that led to scores, the Senators throws by Gulley, who led the Lady came roaring back to get within 27-25 with 2:33 to play following a Senators with 18 points. The Lady Cards kept the pressure 3-pointer by Dunn. on, however, and closed the game Smith immediately answered with 10 straight points, most of with a transition basket, however, which came on fast breaks or steals. and then hit Brown for a wide The visitors didn’t extend their lead open score following an offensive to 30, which invoked the mercy rule rebound to push Camden Fairview’s for a running clock, until the final lead back out to six. Robinson was still within 33-31 with under 30 secminute of the contest. Both boys teams featured 11-man onds to play in the half when Brown squads, although the Cardinals will scored on a fast break despite being have many more to join once their fouled, and hit the ensuing free football season is over with. The throw to complete the three-point Senators, following a 4-6 campaign play and give Camden Fairview a on the gridiron, had no such prob- 36-31 lead at intermission. lems but the Redbirds proved to Camden Fairview came out of

the locker room strong, ripping off the first six points of the quarter which included a 3-pointer by Jalien Henry and a dunk by Smith. Robinson tried to respond with a pair of scores to get within 42-34, but Camden Fairview outscored the home team 18-5 over the next six minutes to take a 60-39 lead by the start of the fourth. Smith once again sparked the charge, scoring off a fast break, hitting two free throws, and hitting another 3-pointer to get things going for the Cards. Camden Fairview continued to dominate the Senators on the offensive glass, and Lee returned late to get two wide open slams off steals. Lee finished with 16 points while Brown scored 10. Dunn led Robinson with 14 points, while D.J. King scored 11. CF head coach Keith Zachary said he knew his team would be nervous at the start of the game, noting the team started three players “who have never even been in a high school game before.” “We had two sophomores and senior who hasn’t played since the ninth-grade,” Zachary said. “But they did all right to start with. Then Robinson adjusted and made a decent run at us - forced me to call a time out - but we were able to close the half solidly. We went to the locker room and a had a cometo-Jesus meeting, and came out in the second half and turned it on, played like we want them to play.” Zachary admitted that even though he didn’t necessarily lead the Cardinals’ offensive attack, having Lee back on the floor in the second half was a big key to the strong finish. “Offensively we had two, three different guys scoring, but just his presence out there puts a lot of the other guys at ease,” Zachary said of his 6-5 junior.

UCA downs Alabama 58-46

CONWAY — Despite shooting just 28.8 percent from the field, the Central Arkansas women’s basketball team earned its second consecutive victory against a major conference opponent. The Sugar Bears beat Alabama 58-46 on Tuesday night in front of 3,320 fans at the Farris Center. UCA (2-0) also defeated Indiana 58-46 in its season opener Friday. In each of its first two games, UCA has drawn more than 3,000 fans, including a school-record 3,450 against Indiana. The Sugar Bears, members of the Southland Conference, have defeated members of the Big Ten (Indiana) and SEC (Alabama) in their first two games. But while UCA women’s basketball Coach Matt Daniel said he is proud of his team’s start, he is moving forward. “They are just two games,” Daniel said. “This is my challenge to our team, our community and our university. We have to continue to grow. “Now I hope we have the same crowd Monday night [against Paul Quinn]. I hope everybody comes out to support Central Arkansas as

opposed to cheering against whoever is coming in. I think we’ve earned that.” Against Alabama, junior forward Megan Herbert led UCA with 17 points and 18 rebounds. Senior guard Nakeia Guiden had 14 points, and sophomore forward Courtney Duever added 11 points off the bench. UCA outrebounded Alabama 48-38 and forced 24 turnovers. The Crimson Tide (1-1) finished 21 of 55 (38.2 percent) from the field. “Central Arkansas did a really good job of running their offense,” Alabama Coach Wendell Hudson said. “We played to their tempo tonight. They did an excellent job of controlling the tempo.” Jasmine Robinson, who led Alabama with 13 points, hit a three-pointer that pulled the Crimson Tide within 39-34. But the Sugar Bears responded with Destinee Rogers’ basket and a three-point play by Herbert that pushed the lead to 44-34 with 7:23 left. Photo by Mary Brown “It was a big stretch,” Daniel said. “We didn’t shoot the ball well. But we hit them when we had to have them. Bearden running back B.J. Ross prepares to go head-to-head with a Hackett defender We executed when we had during Friday night's playoff game at Rogers Field. The Bears downed the Hornets 34to execute." 21 and will host Mt. Ida this Friday.

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Big question of the day: Will Knile play? By NATE ALLEN For the Camden News FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas' running game ran the best it has run last Saturday against Tennessee since its most renowned running back of last year fractured his ankle on Aug. 11. Now that running back, Knile Davis, ran in full pads in Tuesday's practice rendering him at least a remote possibility to run for the No. 6 BCS ranked Razorbacks, 9-1, 5-1 in Saturday's 2:30 p.m. CBS televised SEC game against Mississippi State, 5-5, 1-5, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Davis, a junior with redshirt availability to restore his junior eligibility in 2012, initially was presumed out for the season by Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino on whom the decision rests with Davis whether he redshirts or plays with Saturday's game and the Nov. 25 SEC game against nationally No. 1 LSU in Baton Rouge, La. remaining for the regular season. Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and running backs coach Tim Horton confirmed Davis practiced Tuesday. "He’s doing really well," McGee said. "He’s out there with us. He was in pads today." Well enough to play Saturday and not redshirt? "You know, man, I don’t get to make those

decisions," McGee said. "So I try to stay out of stuff I don’t have anything to do with." Horton said Davis is "close to being ready to play," but added there is also much to consider and that Petrino is the one that does the considering. "You know I don't think we are looking at playing him but that's a head coach's decision," Horton said. "But it is really good to have him back." Media and Internet attention have riveted on Davis since he is reported to have tweeted on with a smiley face that "this will be a good week and I'm finally moving like I used to." McGee commented, "I hear he needs to stay off Twitter but he’s doing good, man." Horton said Davis of course wants to play but that most do in the moment even when redshirting may be the most beneficial option. "You know kids, they always want to play," Horton said. "No one wants to get redshirted and all that kind of stuff but we really haven't crossed the bridge yet." The intangibles of having Davis, a team captain though only a junior, just practicing again was obvious talking to the play-

ers and coaches media available after the closed practice. "That was sight for sore eyes," Arkansas fifth-year senior starting offensive guard Grant Cook said. "Seeing Knile out there - he brings a lot of energy to everybody. Seeing him back out there - hopefully we'll see - I guess." Davis' 1,322 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns from last year of course have been tangibly missed this year. However the Hogs roll into Little Rock with running backs Dennis Johnson (11 for 97 and 71-yard and 15-yard touchdowns), DeAnthony Curtis, the senior from Camden Fairview with a 26-yard touchdown among 6 carries for 59 yards), Ronnie Wingo (7 for 51) and Broderick Green, (3 for 44 with a touchdown) marching Arkansas to a 254-yards rushing attack and 49-7 rout of Tennessee at Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. Johnson, a fourth-year junior running back-kick returner medically hardshipped last year because of major abdominal surgery two games into the season from a torn bowel, has had some spectacular games going back to 2008. However he hadn't

put solid games back to back until his 15 carries for 86 yards plus a 98-yard kick return touchdown against South Carolina followed by his 97 on just 11 carries against Tennessee. The Texarkana grad of Arkansas High apparently came into that Tennessee proving he could come out ahead back to back. "I did tell him that I was told that he hadn't had back to back big games since he's been here," McGee said. "His face kind of frowned up and I think it got to him. He's another one that's been fun watching him grow up and go through the things that he went through. For him to be able to battle back from the injury he had last year and come and help us win games now is a tribute to his commitment to what we have going on here." Junior Dylan Breeding, originally a Razorbacks walk-on now leading the SEC in punting, is one of 50 under consideration for the Burlsworth Award. The award honors great players/great citizens who originally were walk-ons as was the late Brandon Burlsworth, the Razorbacks' walkon offensive guard from Harrison earning All-American and All-Academic honors as a scholarship senior in 1998 and drafted by the Indianapolis Colts before an automobile accident ended his life in May of 1999.

8 - Camden News - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Razorbacks know Oakland is no cupcake

By NATE ALLEN For the Camden News FAYETTEVILLE - Think of Oakland and maybe you think of the Raiders or the A's and their ghosts of championships long bygone. That's not the state the basketball Razorbacks think of Oakland. Nor should it be. For this Oakland coming tonight to oppose Arkansas at Walton Arena is not California based with championships long behind it but hails from Michigan as the reigning Summit League champion. This Oakland last season went 25-10 and topped Tennessee in Knoxville and took Texas to the wire at the NCAA Tournament. So this Oakland, first-year Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson warns, is no noname nonconference rent-a-win coming in for this 7 p.m. non-televised tip-off. "I think the last three years they have won 75 games," Anderson said. "You are talking about a team that's used to winning." And likely all the hungrier to win tonight coming off a 74-57 loss Monday night to 16th-ranked Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Lopsided losses historically are aberra-

tions for these Oakland University Golden Grizzlies, 0-1, of Rochester, Mich. opposing the 1-0 Razorbacks whom Anderson tries to revive from a recent mediocre past and restore to the glory years he knew assisting former Arkansas national championship coach Nolan Richardson. "We will have our hands full," Anderson said. "They have great guard play." Junior guard Reggie Hamilton was firstteam All-Summit League and scored 16 in a half on Alabama Monday. "He is one of the better players in the nation," Anderson said. And was about against one of the elite ranked teams in the nation on the road when it didn't shoot well and lost by 17. "I know they’re a good basketball team," Anderson said Monday after addressing the Northwest Arkansas Tip-Off Club in Springdale. I’m sure they’re going to work on what has taken place in the first game. I think they’re a much better shooting team than they shot in the Alabama game. But you’ve got to credit Alabama with their defense, probably how they played defense last night."

Arkansas is 1-0 from last Friday night at Walton defeating, 83-63 a South Carolina Upstate team that wanted to run with the Razorbacks. Veteran Oakland Coach Greg Kampe comes into Walton knowing his Golden Grizzlies can run with the Razorbacks since they generally run with the best though obviously got off track in Tuscaloosa. "It's going to be an up and down game," Anderson said. "They won't hold it and we won't hold it. So it will be uptempo basketball, hopefully at its best." Check that. It won't be at its best if Arkansas commits 23 turnovers - a sore point with Anderson even as Arkansas won its season opener by 20. "Based on looking at the turnovers we had, they may try and press us," Anderson said. Anderson made turning around Arkansas' turnover situation Priority One since Friday's game. "We heard about it all weekend," Arkansas starting sophomore off guard Mardracus Wade said, noting playing point

guard makes the point particularly driven home to teammates Julysses Nobles and Rickey Scott. “Coach was just getting on Rickey and Julysses the other day, about how we had too many unforced turnovers. We’ve got to be more careful with the ball and make the other team turn it over more. We’ve just got to get better at those things and try and capitalize on them." Junior forward Marshawn Powell led Arkansas with 19 points and grabbed five rebounds against South Carolina Upstate while combo guard Scott scored 11 and led with seven rebounds as Anderson interchanged 11 players from five minutes to Nobles' peak 30 minutes. Hamilton's 16 led Oakland against Alabama while forward Drew Valentine scored 11. Oakland sophomore guard Travis Bader can be deadly shooting threes. He made 94 of them last season and ranked ninth nationally in 3-point shooting percentage and appears due for a big game after shooting an uncharacteristic 2 for 9 in Tuscaloosa.

No surprise: Award Coach K sits alone on top goes to Verlander NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander was ready to jump into the debate. Shortly after winning the AL Cy Young Award on Tuesday in a unanimous vote, the Detroit Tigers’ ace took on the far more intriguing question: Will he capture the MVP trophy, too? “Do I think it’s possible? Yes. Would I like to win it? Of course,” he said during a conference call. “It’s kind of a weird scenario.” No starting pitcher has won the MVP since Roger Clemens in 1986, with Dennis Eckersley the last reliever to get it in 1992. Many say pitchers shouldn’t win the MVP, period, contending they already have their own award. “Pitchers are on the ballot,” Verlander said. Bolstering the case for all pitchers, Verlander pointed to the “tremendous effect we have on the day of our game.” His season — he won the pitching version of the Triple Crown, led Detroit to its first division crown in 24 years and drew every first-place vote in the Cy Young race — definitely has ratcheted up the discussion in a crowded MVP field that includes Curtis Granderson, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Bautista, Miguel Cabrera and more. “I’m so different from everybody,” he said. Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers is the favorite to win the NL Cy Young when the results are released Thursday. He won the NL pitching Triple Crown, leading with a 2.28 ERA and 248 strikeouts and tying for wins at 21. The AL and NL Managers of the

Year will be announced Wednesday. Verlander breezed to the Cy Young, much the way he humbled hitters with his 100 mph fastball, sharp curve and wicked slider. Verlander led the majors in wins by going 24-5 and topped baseball with 250 strikeouts. His 2.40 ERA was the best among AL pitchers who qualified for the title. The 28-year-old righty was listed on top on all 28 ballots by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and finished with 196 points. Jered Weaver (18-8, 2.41) of the Los Angeles Angels was the only other pitcher listed on every ballot and second with 97 points. James Shields of Tampa Bay was third with 66, followed by CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees with 63. Tigers reliever Jose Valverde, who was perfect in 49 save chances, was fifth with 28. Verlander pitched his second career no-hitter, won 12 straight starts down the stretch and helped the Tigers take the AL Central. In many games, he was simply unhittable. He pitched a no-hitter on May 7 at Toronto, missing a perfect game just by an eighth-inning walk on a full-count delivery. In his next start, he held Kansas City hitless for 5 2-3 innings. Johnny Vander Meer is the only pitcher to throw back-to-back no-hitters. Later in the season, the 6-foot-5 star took a pair of no-hit bids into the eighth inning — one of those came on July 31 against Weaver and the Angels, a 3-2 win at Detroit.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski will keep adding to his record victory total. There is no doubt about that. How long he stays on the Duke bench and how far he goes past No. 903 is anyone’s guess. “I just play every game the same and they just kept adding up,” Krzyzewski said after the sixthranked Blue Devils’ 74-69 victory over Michigan State on Tuesday night in the State Farm Champions Classic. That win broke a tie with Bob Knight, his college coach and professional mentor, for the most in Division I. “I think it will mean a lot more when it’s all over and I don’t know when that will be. I want to win a championship with each team I coach.”

There were quite few of Krzyzewski’s former players at Madison Square Garden to see him break the record. “I can’t say I’m surprised because I saw firsthand the level of preparation, the level of passion he put into his program every single day,” said Shane Battier, who won an NCAA championship with Krzyzewski. “He’s ageless. He looks great. He looks the same as when I was a freshman. There’s no reason to think he won’t be around for many years to come.” With Knight sitting across the court at the ESPN broadcast table, Krzyzewski moved to the top of the list in front of a sellout crowd of 19,979 at Madison Square Garden. Krzyzewski went right across

the court to hug Knight when the game ended. Krzyzewski, tears in his eyes, broke away, and Knight pulled him back, hands on his shoulders, then there was one final slap of the shoulder. “I just told Coach I love him,” Krzyzewski said. “I wouldn’t be in this position without him. It’s a moment shared. I know he’s very proud, and I’m very proud to have been somebody who’s worked under him and studied him and tried to be like him. “I’m not sure how many people tell him they love him but I love him for what he’s done for me and I thanked him. He said ‘Boy, you’ve done pretty good for a kid who couldn’t shoot.’ I think that means he loves me, too. At least that’s how I’m taking that.”

NBA players file lawsuit NEW YORK (AP) — NBA players kept offering economic concessions, and it was never enough to satisfy owners. So with no labor deal and no place else to go, players decided to take their fight to the courtroom. The locked-out players, including Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league on Tuesday in at least two states, saying David Stern’s ultimatums left them no other choice. Attorney David Boies put the blame squarely on the owners, saying players were willing to accept a lower percentage of revenues but owners insisted on more. “By overplaying their hand, by pushing the players beyond any line of reasonableness, I think they caused this. You don’t give up hundreds of millions of dollars unless you want to make a deal and that’s what the players were doing,” Boies said. “I think it was mistake to push it as far as they did.” And it could potentially cost them billions. The players are seeking “treble damages” — meaning triple the amount of the more than $2 billion they

would have made under a full 2011-12 season — for what they argue is irreparable harm by preventing them from playing in their “very short” NBA careers. Boies, who represented the NFL during that sport’s work stoppage and now has been brought aboard by basketball’s players, said the NBA lockout violates antitrust laws by refusing to allow players to work. He added that Stern’s ultimatum to the now-disbanded union to accept the owners’ last economic model or face a harsher proposal “turned out to be a mistake” that strengthens the players’ case because it proves that the collective bargaining process had ended. “If you’re in a poker game, and you run a bluff, and the bluff works, you’re a hero. If someone calls your bluff, you lose. I think the owners overplayed their hand,” Boies said at the players’ association headquarters. “They did a terrific job of taking a very hard line and pushing the players to make concession after concession after concession, but greed is not only a terrible thing — it’s a dangerous thing.”




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Located in the heart of Historical Downtown Camden 102 Washington & Scenic Highway 7 (870) 836-6411 HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK No. 11 Arkansas Baptist at No. 9 Harmony Grove Arkansas Baptist (4-7 playoff record) won its first playoff game since 2004 last week, beating Fouke 62-22. The Eagles have never won on the road in the postseason and have advanced past the second round just once in school history, but it was by beating Harmony Grove 27-18 in 1998. Freshman quarterback Riley Perkins has completed 75 of 115 passes (65 percent) for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns since taking over for injured junior QB Jack Easby-Smith (1,224 yards and 14 TDs this year) during a 31-14 loss to Harding Academy in Week 5. Sophomore Jack Hansen and junior Cameron Schmeckenbecher have combined for 1,111 yards and 16 TDs this season. “They do everything well and don’t hurt themselves,” Harmony Grove coach Tony Chambers says, “but their strength is their linemen.” Harmony Grove chases its third quarterfinal appearance since 2001. The Hornets lost at eventual state champion Rivercrest 28-27 in the second round last year after leading 27-0 at halftime. Senior QB Dalton McKelvin has accounted for more than 2,500 allpurpose yards this fall. McKelvin ran for 201 yards and three TDs in last week’s 36-14 win over Bald Knob, filling in for senior running back Laverne Hicks (ankle). Senior Kyle Wallingsford completed five of eight passes for 149 yards and two scores. Harmony Grove’s defense recorded three sacks, two interceptions and a safety. Hicks, who also starts at linebacker, should play at full

strength this week, Chambers says. “They’re very athletic and are going to be a challenge for our defense,” Arkansas Baptist coach Brad Helm says. LAST WEEK correctly picked 10 of 14 games (71 percent) involving 3A teams. For the season, HAFR has correctly predicted 252 of 307 games (82 percent). WEEK 12 PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread) TOP HALF OF THE BRACKET Smackover at EARLE (14): Smackover won its first playoff game since 2008 last week, defeating Lincoln 48-12. Senior RB Deonta Baker ran nine times for 117 yards and three TDs, caught a 27-yard TD pass and returned a punt 45 yards for a score. Baker has rushed for more than 1,200 yards and 16 TDs this fall. Earle senior FB Alrico Knighten has 162 carries for 1,825 yards (11.3 ypc) and 27 TDs. Senior end Shakur Johnson paces the Bulldogs with 156 tackles and 16 sacks. Jessieville at PRESCOTT (21): Jessieville senior RB Kalin Glover ran for 107 yards and a TD in last week’s 28-14 win at Atkins. Junior RB D.J. Hayes rushed for two scores, while senior QB/S Dalton Oates returned an interception 65 yards for a TD. The Lions shutout Atkins in the second half. Prescott senior QB Jesse Glass has completed 126 of 196 passes (64 percent) for 2,233 yards and 19 TDs this year. Senior RB and Farm Bureau Awards watch list player Daniel McCoy has 186 carries for 1,744 yards (9.4 ypc) and 33 TDs. The Curley Wolves beat

Class 3A Rankings 1. Prescott (11-0) 2. Charleston (10-1) 3. H. Academy (10-1) 4. Earle (10-0) 5. Rison (9-2) 6. Fountain Lake (7-4) 7. West Fork (8-3) 8. Glen Rose (8-3) 9. Harmony Grove (8-3) 10. Fordyce (9-2) 11. Ark. Baptist (10-1) 12. Smackover (8-3)

13. Barton (8-3) 14. Paris (9-2) 15. Jessieville (8-3) 16. Rivercrest (8-3) 17. Hoxie (6-5) 18. Yell.-Summit (8-3) 19. Greenland (9-2) 20. Lincoln (7-4) 21. Atkins (6-4-1) 22. Bald Knob (4-7) 23. Mansfield (5-6) 24. Lamar (5-5-1)

Jessieville 49-21 five weeks ago. Barton at WEST FORK (6): Barton has not advanced to the quarterfinals since 2003 when it lost to Junction City in the AA title game. Junior wingback Kedrick Jackson ran 98 and 65 yards for TDs in last week’s 21-8 win at Paris. West Fork scored 46 unanswered points against Mayflower after trailing 21-0 in the second quarter. Senior RB and Farm Bureau Awards watch list player Wil Jarnagan ran for 175 yards and two scores. Jarnagan has rushed for 1,534 yards and 24 TDs this year. Arkansas Baptist at C. HARMONY GROVE (1): See Game of the Week. BOTTOM HALF OF THE BRACKET Fordyce at CHARLESTON (1): Fordyce has won its past two games over Rison and Hoxie by a combined 15 points. Senior DB Kentrell Simmons returned a kickoff 84 yards for a TD in last week’s 34-26 win at Hoxie. Junior QB Cole Johnson has passed for 2,213 yards and 25 TDs this year. Junior Rashad Allen (team-high 39 catches) and senior Markell Bulliner (20 yards per catch) each

25. Harrisburg (5-6) 26. Riverview (4-7) 27. Mayflower (4-7) 28. Bismarck (3-8) 29. Mountain View (5-6) 30. Elkins (5-5) 31. Fouke (3-8) 32. Laf. County (2-8) 33. Benton HG (4-6) 34. Brinkley (3-7) 35. Rose Bud (2-8) 36. Episcopal (1-9)

have more than 500 yards receiving. Junior LB Austin Nutt paces the Redbugs with 94 tackles. Charleston senior QB and Farm Bureau Awards watch list player Dustin Shelby has generated 2,498 yards (1,796 passing, 702 rushing) and 30 TDs. Senior playmaker Seth McCann gains 10.4 yards per play and has nine interceptions. Senior LB David Weeks leads the team with 74 tackles. Greenland at HARDING ACADEMY (7): Greenland junior QB Darian Froud passed for 250 yards and four TDs in last week’s 42-21 win over Riverview. The Pirates scored 21 unanswered points in the second half, forcing five turnovers. Froud has completed 95 of 165 passes for 1,419 yards and 18 TDs this season. Harding Academy junior QB Will Francis has completed 238 of 362 passes (66 percent) for 3,018 yards and 32 TDs. Senior receiver Tucker Lloyd paces the Wildcats with 41 catches for 558 yards and eight scores. Senior RB David Brooker has generated 845 yards (419 rushing, 426 receiving) and 16 TDs. Senior playmaker Jay Bona (923 to-

37. Lavaca (2-8) 38. Green Forest (2-8) 39. Corning (3-7) 40. Centerpoint (2-8) 41. Piggott (1-9) 42. Manila (1-8) 43. Marshall (2-8) 44. Perryville (1-8-1) 45. Genoa Central (2-8) 46. Cedarville (0-10) 47. Cutter M. Star (1-9) 48. Drew Central (0-10)

tal yards, 10 TDs in 2010) missed eight games this year with a leg injury but has played the past two weeks. Glen Rose at RISON (4): Glen Rose junior QB Collin Hunter has passed for more than 2,200 yards and 18 TDs this year. Hunter shined in last week’s 35-3 win at Rivercrest, passing for 200 yards and two scores. Rison senior QB Juan Jones threw three TD passes to senior TE Quanterio Heath in last week’s 42-7 win over Bismarck. FOUNTAIN LAKE (21) at Yellville-Summit: Fountain Lake senior QB Michael Pope has completed 81 of 135 passes for 1,860 yards and 23 TDs this fall. Junior FB Mackenzie Ross has 144 carries for 1,063 yards and 15 scores. Junior receiver Jordan Stone paces the Cobras with 38 catches for 1,060 yards and 16 TDs. Senior LB Derek Helms has recorded a teamhigh 94 tackles. Yellville-Summit won its first playoff game since 2006 last week, beating Mansfield 39-7. Sophomore QB Caleb Gilley threw two TD passes and ran for two scores.

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For Thursday: ARIES (March 21-April 19): Socialize and have fun, but most of all, enjoy the company of someone special. Love is highlighted, along with being at your very best physically, mentally and emotionally. Spread a little joy around and enhance your reputation. ***** TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't look for trouble. Meddling will only bring you grief. Put your energy into what you can achieve on your own. Explore, develop and pursue ideas and plans you want to present in the future. Hard work will pay off. ** GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stick close to home and to the people you care about. Spending time making your place comfortable will benefit you and your family. Love is on the rise, and the reality of where you stand in a relationship will be revealed. **** CANCER (June 21-July 22): What you can do for others will help you enhance your reputation and your chances of landing a better position. Your actions will be what counts when someone of importance tallies up the score. Do your best to satisfy others. *** LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your charm and diplomacy will bring you good fortune. How you handle the people you work with and for will determine what you can aspire to in the future. Networking will pay high dividends and help you stabilize your position with contractual commitments. *** VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your anxiety will be easy to detect. Being open will result in some difficulties, but it will also help you deal with a pending problem that has been slowing you down. Face the music, take care of your responsibilities and prepare to move on. *** LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Go where

the action is. What you do for others or offer in knowledge and experience will bring you the same in return. Sharing and collaborating will help you get twice as much accomplished and allow you to mix and mingle with interesting people. **** SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't let your heart rule your head, especially when dealing with people you are trying to impress. Do your best to display your skills and talents rather than your thoughts and ideas. Tangible results will be what counts in the end. ** SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don't allow anger to stop your progress. Get moving. Take action and show everyone what you are capable of. A change at home will lift your spirits and inspire you to strive for higher goals. Love is in the stars. ***** CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Size up your situation and look over your personal papers. You may want to make some simple but effective changes that will help secure your home and family for the future. Changes to your living arrangements can benefit your overhead. *** AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't believe everything you hear. Find out firsthand and stick to what you know is true. You can impress others and convince them to see things your way. Diplomacy and honesty mixed with a little charm will help you get what you want. *** PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone from your past will play a role in your future. Reach out and ask for help. A partnership, job or friendship can develop due to a kind gesture that reunites you with a person heading in a similar direction. *** By Eugenia Last

He trashes business letters that begin with his first name DEAR ABBY: Whenever I receive a business communication from someone unknown to me with my first name in the salutation, as in "Dear Robert," it immediately goes into the trash. Being addressed by my first name in this context is just plain wrong. Since I don't know the person who is sending the correspondence, I find the informal tone to be highly improper. Please remind your readers -- particularly those in business -- about your booklet on correspondence and communication, "How to Write Letters for All Occasions." I have been accused of being "old school." However, there are rules and guidelines governing written communication, and it seems as though they are being ignored. Would you please inform people about the proper way to write? And is your "Letters" booklet still available? CALL ME "MISTER C.," SAN JOSE, CALIF.


DEAR MISTER C.: I hope that by the time this email sees print, you will have cooled off. The communications that offend you probably were sent as part of a mass mailing generated by a computer. If that isn't the case, then the individuals who drafted them may not have realized that in business correspondence, the salutation should read: Dear Ms. Smith Dear Mr. Carson The "Letters" booklet is still available and covers additional salutations that are helpful to know, including how to address a senator or congressman, a clergyperson, etc. "How to Write Letters for All Occasions" can be ordered by send-

ing a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus a check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby -- Letters Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. My booklet also contains helpful suggestions for writing letters of congratulations; difficult topics to address such as letters of condolence for the loss of a parent, spouse or child; and thank-you letters for birthday gifts, shower gifts, wedding gifts and those that arrive at holiday time. (A tip: Keep a notepad handy and write down what immediately comes to mind when the gift is opened. This can be helpful if later you are at a loss for words!) Judging from the high volume of email and snail mail I receive, letter composition is something that is not always effectively taught in school. My booklet can provide a helpful assist for anyone who needs a quick and easy tutorial, and it is particularly helpful for parents to use as a way to easily teach their children how to write using proper etiquette. Keep it in a drawer and dip into it as needed.

DEAR ABBY: I am 8 years old. At the bottom of a letter, sometimes people write XOXO. Which one means hug and which one means kiss? ANNA IN MISSOURI

DEAR ANNA: The "X" means kiss and the "O" signifies a hug. P.S. Some people write "SWAK" on the flap of the envelope, which stands for "sealed with a kiss." ••• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Michael Jackson’s bed removed from planned auction LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bed where Michael Jackson died is no longer available for sale. Julien’s Auctions has removed the queen-sized headboard from its auction of items from 100 North Carolwood Drive, Jackson’s last residence.

“This item is the only portion of the bed that had been listed for auction, and no part of the bed remains for sale,” company president Darren Julien said Tuesday, adding that he removed the carved headboard seen in evidence photos during the criminal trial of Jackson’s physician from

the auction’s lots at the request of Jackson’s estate. Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted last week of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death. The day Murray was convicted, Julien’s Auctions announced that it would sell the contents of the

rented Bel Air mansion where Jackson lived as he prepared for his ill-fated series of comeback concerts. Among the items available are antique furnishings, oil and watercolor paintings and other effects, including a chalkboard with a message from one of Jackson’s children that reads, “I

(heart) Daddy.” Julien said that the mattress where Jackson took his final breaths “was never included in the auction and, in fact, is the property of The Estate of Michael Jackson.” Only the headboard had been offered for sale.

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