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TRUMANN — Authorities are attempting to determine the motive for a shooting that claimed the life of a police officer Tuesday night, officials said Wednesday. Jerry Lard, 37, of Trumann was being held in a Jonesboro hospital with an armed guard at his side after he allegedly shot and killed Officer Jonathan Schmidt Tuesday night. Arkansas State Police officials, Trumann police and prosecutors spoke about the shooting during an afternoon press conference at the Trumann police station on Melton Avenue. ASP spokesman Bill Sadler said Schmidt, who was with the department for four years, was on a traffic stop on Pine Avenue near the entrance of the Cotton Wood Manor apartments when the shooting happened. Sadler said Schmidt pulled over a 2002 Hyundai, driven by Brian Keith Elumbaugh of Trumann, at 11:27 p.m. and found that he had no liability insurance. He said Sgt. Corey Over-

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Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt was fatally shot during a traffic stop at Cottonwood Manor in Trumann at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday. street soon arrived to help Schmidt on the traffic stop as Schmidt was removing Elumbaugh, who was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant, from the vehicle.

After getting Elumbaugh and a passenger out, Schmidt went to the rear right side of the vehicle, Sadler said. “Upon opening the passenger door, [he] was con-

fronted by Lard, who was armed with a handgun and fired on Schmidt,” Sadler said. Police allege that Lard and the officers exchanged gunfire near the

apartments. Schmidt and Lard were both shot, while Overstreet was treated and released after he received minor injuries. Officials declined to comment on where

Schmidt and Lard were shot, citing the ongoing investigation. Schmidt was taken to NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro where he later died.

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Schmidt remembered as gregarious, family man who followed his dream BY GEORGE JARED SUN STAFF WRITER

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TRUMANN — Doris Penter was working inside the Southern Bancorp branch in Trumann Friday when an unmistakable melody filled the air. Someone was playing “Heart and Soul” on the piano in the lobby, and she could tell who the pianist was — her nephew, Jonathan Schmidt. The music brought a smile to her face, something the gregarious Schmidt had done many times over the years, his aunt said. It was the last time she saw him alive. “I knew it was him. He only knew two songs,” Penter said, tears welling in her eyes. “He was a good Christian, family man. He was good at his job. I guess the Lord had other plans.” Schmidt, 30, a Trumann police officer, was gunned down late Tuesday night during a traffic stop near the Cottonwood Manor apartments in Trumann. The suspect in the shooting, 37-year-old Jerry Lard of Trumann, was injured during the shootout, according to the Arkansas State Police. Prosecutors are still piecing together the case, and as of Wednes-

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Jonathan Schmidt, April 2008 day afternoon Lard had not been charged. Schmidt’s parents, Donald and Kathy Schmidt, and his wife, Andrea, were overwhelmed with grief and unable to talk, Penter said. The slain officer also left behind three children — a son, Chace, 11; a daughter Haleigh, 10; and a son, Keaton, who turned 18 months old on Wednesday. Wi t n e s s e s r e p o r t e d t h a t Schmidt pushed his fellow offi-

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Trumann police jailer Tim England’s badge is covered with a black band Wednesday after Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt was killed during a traffic stop in Trumann at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday.

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Several benefit funds have been set up to help the family of Jonathan Schmidt, a Trumann officer who died in a shooting Tuesday night. To make a donation, contact one of these organizations: • An account has been established under the Police Benevolent Foundation called the “Jonathan Schmidt Memorial Fund” at Regions Bank. Donations can be made at any Regions Bank so that the public can assist in the efforts to provide financial support to officer Schmidt’s beneficiaries. Donations can also be made through the Police Benevolent Foundation’s Web site at www .pbfi.org. All donations made to this memorial fund are taxdeductible, and 100 percent of the funds will go to officer Jonathan Schmidt’s beneficiaries. The Police Benevolent Foundation is also taking donations via text for the “Jonathan Schmidt Memorial Fund.” You can help by texting the phrase COPS SCHMIDT to 85944. A $10 donation will be made through your cell phone bill. The PBF is asking everyone to pass this information along to friends and family. • Southern Bancorp has established a scholarship fund to benefit Schmidt’s three children. Send donations to Southern Bancorp, P.O. Box 48, Trumann 72472. All donations should be made out to the Andrea Schmidt Scholarship fund, account number 1576634. For more information call the bank at (870) 483-6333.

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Former Republican gubernatorial candidate and gas executive Sheffield Nelson (left) speaks to Arkansas State University chemistry professor Richard Warby after the Arkansas Rivers Association meeting Wednesday.

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cer, Trumann Police Sgt. Corey Overstreet, out of the way when Lard opened fire, despite sustaining a gunshot wound to his neck. ASP would not confirm or deny the statements, saying the case was still under investigation. It wouldn’t surprise Penter if her nephew’s final act in life was that heroic. PLEASE SEE SCHMIDT, A2

JONESBORO — Former Republican gubernatorial candidate and gas industry executive Sheffield Nelson said Wednesday that natural gas companies working in the Fayetteville Shale are taking advantage of Arkansans, and it will be up to voters to ensure the companies are paying their share. Speaking at the monthly Arkansas Rivers Association meeting at the Jonesboro Country Club, Nelson said voters should support his ballot initiative to increase the state’s severance tax on extracted natural gas to 7 percent. “I’m willing to spend the next year and a half to try my best to get people to understand that we’re being taken advantage of by the natural gas companies in the state of Arkansas,” Nelson said. “There are good sides to the natural

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Two new traffic signals will go up near schools BY KEITH INMAN SUN STAFF WRITER

JONESBORO — Two new traffic signals near major school campuses will be installed this summer in Jonesboro. The Arkansas Highway Commission opened bids on the signals Wednesday in Little Rock. All Service Electric of Hot Springs was the apparent low bidder to install signals at Stadium Boulevard (Arkansas 1) and Fox Meadow Lane, and on East Johnson Avenue (Arkansas 91) and University Loop East at Arkansas State University said David Nilles, a public information officer for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. The bid was $228,523. Nilles said AHTD engineers are working to verify the accuracy of the bids before awarding contracts. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin said he has been looking forward to

the Fox Meadow signal for a good while because of the heavy traffic at Fox Meadow Elementary and Intermediate schools and The Learning Center. “I think it will be excellent because you’ve got The Learning Center there, and Fox Meadow Elementary has a lot of students, and it’s very difficult to get out on Stadium,” Perrin said. He said he hopes the University Loop signal will ease congestion for the ASU community and for motorists taking East Johnson toward Brookland. Adding a second left turn lane from Johnson at Stadium is still under consideration, but Perrin said he wants to monitor the effects of the new signal first. He noted that the city would have to bear the entire cost of a second turn lane. The deadline for completion of the signals is Nov. 11. Perrin said the city will be responsible for 20 percent of the cost, with the state picking up

the remainder. The commission also opened bids on a project to pave 2.25 miles of Craighead Road 403, south of Jonesboro, from CR 429 to CR 476. Asphalt Producers LLC of Jonesboro bid $230,576 for the job. The road is being paved under the department’s state aid program, which covers 90 percent of the cost. The county is responsible for the remaining 10 percent. County Judge Ed Hill said AHTD has strict guidelines for the selection of roads to be paved, such as farm-to-market roads, or connecting county roads with state highways. Craighead Road 476 connects with Arkansas 1. “There’s been several subdivisions down there. There’s a lot of traffic on the road,” Hill said. Bids were also opened for highway overlay projects in Poinsett, Greene, Mississippi and Clay counties. The projects, locations, apparent low bidders and cost:

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Motorists on Stadium Boulevard pass the state highway’s intersection with Fox Meadow Lane on Wednesday in Jonesboro. The Arkansas Highway Commission • Poinsett County — four miles of Arkansas 14 east from U.S. 49 at Waldenburg, and one mile of Arkansas 1 from Arkansas 158 to Greenfield, Asphalt producers, $684,197.82; • Greene County — 2.5 miles of U.S. 49 from U.S. 412 in Paragould to Arkansas 358, Delta Asphalt of Paragould, $963,930.19;

opened bids Wednesday for installation of a traffic signal, which should be operational by this fall.

• Mississippi County — two miles of U.S. 61 north of Interstate 55, Delta Asphalt, $734,269.03; • Mississippi County — three miles of Arkansas 18 through Manila, Delta Asphalt, $510,993.12; and • Clay County — 2.13 miles of U.S. 67 from the northern city limits of Corning to Arkan-

sas 328, Delta Asphalt, $563,108.25. Perrin said he was pleased with the bid price for the two signals. Nilles said the department has begun to combine smaller jobs where possible to increase price efficiency. inman@jonesborosun.com

SCHMIDT: Officer saved baby who was choking FROM PAGE A1

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Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher (right) answers questions about Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt’s death during a

news conference Wednesday at the police station in Trumann. Also shown is Scott Ellington, 2nd Judicial District prosecutor.

OFFICER: Both officers were wearing body armor FROM PAGE A1 side during the shooting said she first heard something. “The first two shots sounded like firecrackers,” the woman, who declined to give her name, said. “When I saw the flash, I knew it was gunfire.” She said she hid behind a building as law enforcement officers converged on the scene, then went to check on neighbors. Dave Dickerson, another neighbor, said he was at home but did not hear the shots fired. “It is a horrible thing. It is something you hear about somewhere else,” Dickerson said. “It is real scary and shows what can happen. I am really sad for the boy that was killed.”

Investigation continues

Authorities were tightlipped during the press conference about the in-

vestigation. Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher said both Schmidt and Overstreet were wearing body armor during the traffic stop. Rusher said the department recently purchased the equipment for the 15-member department in light of a shooting last year in West Memphis that killed two officers there. Arkansas State Police special agents out of Jonesboro will be conducting the investigation, Sadler said. Lt. Brant Tosh said investigators have interviewed several witnesses in the case but would not comment on a possible motive for the shooting. Tosh said Schmidt’s body was sent Wednesday to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy. Several pieces of evidence were also sent for analysis. He said cameras in-

side both Schmidt and Overstreet’s police cars captured footage of the shooting. Investigators had reviewed both videotapes for information, Tosh said. Once the investigation is completed, a case file will be turned over to 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington of Jonesboro for his review on charges. Ellington said he will review the file and make a decision on charges based on the law. During the press conference he did not rule out seeking a capital murder charge against Lard in connection with the shooting. Rusher said his colleague was a good man. “He was a 4-year veteran of our department. He was a husband and father of three children,” he said. “He was a very good officer, and it is a tough loss.”

“He wanted to be a police officer since he was 5 years old,” the aunt said. The Associated Press reported that Schmidt pleaded for his life as the gun battle raged, but Lard wouldn’t stop. Lard’s condition was not released, but police said he’s being treated at a local hospital and is under constant guard. Police have not released a motive for the shooting. When Andrea Schmidt graduated from college and became an occupational therapist, Schmidt gave up a good- paying job at Nucor Corp. to go to the police academy, Penter said. He graduated in 2007 and went to work for the Trumann Police Department. “He was a very good officer,” Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher said. It didn’t take long for Schmidt to distinguish himself. An emergency call came into the department on May 12, 2010, from a woman who said her 1-year-old son was choking. Schmidt rushed to the scene, performed CPR on the child, saving his life. The act prompted the American Red Cross to name Schmidt as one of its 2010 statewide heroes, and he was also named officer of the year by the Trumann Police Department. One of Schmidt’s passions was coaching youth league baseball and softball, his family and friends said. He spent a lot of time with his two oldest chil-

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Stephanie Willbanks, a state probation and parole officer, listens at a news conference in the Trumann police station about Officer Jonathan Schmidt’s death. dren, Chace and Haleigh, at the ballpark, Penter said. Duck hunting and trips to Norfork Lake with his family consumed most of his spare time. Last year the Schmidts bought a pontoon boat and set up a camper next to the lake. “He loved to go out on the pontoon with his family,” Penter said, tearing up again. A friend of Schmidt, Paul McAnally, said he was shocked by the shooting. “He was a fine family man,” McAnally said. Members of Schmidt’s family would take turns cooking meals during holidays or special events, and Jonathan relished taking part, Penter said. He often attended the local First United Methodist Church. Schmidt is the latest in many Northeast Arkansas officers who have died in the line of duty.

Trumann Police Chief Larry Blagg was struck and killed by a branch while on duty Jan. 27, 2009, during a ferocious ice storm that struck the region. Hundreds of officers and others turned out for his funeral four days later, and Rusher took over as chief. The department named its officer of the year award after Blagg. A Poinsett County deputy was fatally shot on April 23, 1997, near Marked Tree. Officer Jim Harper was shot and killed during a traffic stop, and another officer, E.C. O’Brien, was injured. Osceola Police Department Sgt. Myron Kelly was shot and killed while serving a warrant in Osceola on March 16, 1997. Officers from many different police agencies lined U.S. 67 Wednesday morning from Newport to Little Rock to honor Schmidt while his body was being transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab, Prosecutor Scott Ellington of Jonesboro said. Visitation for Schmidt will be Friday at the First Baptist Church in Trumann from 5-7 p.m. His funeral will start Saturday at 10 a.m. at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Friends and family met Wednesday evening to reminisce and talk about the Trumann High School graduate with a larger than life personality. “He was always the life of the party,” Penter said. “Everyone is so devastated.” gjared@jonesborosun.com

NELSON: What happened to defending people? FROM PAGE A1

But part of the problem, Nelson said, is that none of the companies operating in the Fayetteville Shale pay 5 percent. Through discounts and special rates, Nelson said companies pay an average of 1.5 percent of the value of natural gas extracted, which is transported to other regions of the country. “They’re quick to tell you they’re paying 5 percent,” Nelson said. “But they don’t pay 5 percent for anything.” Nelson said the state brings in about $54 million annually through the existing severance tax. If THE SUN – (USPS 582960) Periodicals postage paid at Jonesboro, AR and published daily at 518 Carson St. Jonesboro, AR

voters approve his initiative to increase the tax to a flat 7 percent without exemptions, the state could bring in as much as $250 million. That’s a big step toward funding the $455 million in road damage caused by the companies operating mainly in central Arkansas, Nelson said. “I think they owe us that. They’re not leaving the state. They’re not going to quit,” Nelson said, questioning industry representatives’ claims that companies will scale back operations or pull out of the state if the severance tax is increased. “They’re making too much money. They’re making money BASIC HOME DELIVERED RATES Daily & Sunday: EZ-PAY 4 weeks $15.30

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Joseph Naso listens to Chief Deputy Public Defender David Brown during his arraignment on murder charges in Marin County Superior Court in San Rafael, Calif., on Wednesday. Naso of Reno, Nev., is being held on suspicion of murder in the deaths of four women whose bodies were found across Northern California from 1977 to 1994.

Calif. man charged with cold-case killings

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A strange coincidence? Or a glimpse into the twisted mind of a serial killer? Four California women who investigators believe were murdered by the same man all had alliterative names: Carmen Colon, Roxene Roggasch, Pamela Parsons and Tracy Tafoya. The suspect, a 77-year-old petty thief and freelance photographer, was arrested this week, and now detectives are looking deeper into the deaths and whether the man had anything to do with New York’s “Double Initial Murders� — the killings in the early 1970s of three girls, each with matching initials. For decades, Joseph Naso was known only for small-time thefts. Then a routine search of his Reno, Nev., home led to the unsolved slayings dating back to the 1970s. On Wednesday he made his first appearance in a California court to face four counts of murder, plus special circumstances that make him eligible for the death penalty. Balding, bespectacled and slouched, Naso said nothing as the judge postponed his arraignment until April 27 while the court determines who will be his defense attorney. Prosecutors noted that he has up to $1 million in assets, which would allow him to hire a private lawyer.

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky mother said Wednesday that federal airport screeners wouldn’t tell her why they were frisking her 6-yearold daughter, whose treatment was captured in a YouTube video that has sparked outrage. Selena Drexel said her family went through body scanners last month at the New Orleans airport, and her daughter Anna was selected for a pat-down. She asked why but wasn’t given a reason. Drexel told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday that her daughter began to cry after the search and said, “I’m sorry mommy. I don’t know what I did wrong.� Drexel said her daughter has since moved on and is showing no ill effects from the incident. Drexel and her husband uploaded the video on YouTube, where it generated huge interest. Network morning shows picked up the story, and the pat-down was sharply criticized by congressmen involved in national security issues. The video shows a TSA agent patting down the child and explaining the procedure to the girl and her parents. The screener says that she will use the back of her hands on sensitive areas and will “put my hand in the waistband.�

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University student nearing graduation was killed inside a school chemistry lab when her hair was pulled into a piece of machine-shop equipment, school officials said Wednesday. Michele Dufault, a senior majoring in physics and astronomy, died Tuesday night after her hair became caught in a fast-spinning lathe, university President Richard Levin said. Her body was found by other students who had been working in the building, he said. “This is a true tragedy,� Levin wrote in a message to Yale students and faculty. In a Facebook profile picture, Dufault is shown with long brown hair that fell below her shoulders. She died from accidental asphyxia by neck compression, according to the Connecticut medical examiner’s office. New Haven authorities received a 911 call about the accident at around 2:30 a.m., police spokesman Joe Avery said. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an inspection that will look into factors surrounding the accident and whether the lab complied with safety standards, said Ted Fitzgerald, an agency spokesman in Boston.

National accused in Army recruiting scam

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese national has appeared in a Los Angeles County court to face charges that he staged an elaborate scam that recruited immigrants into a phony U.S. Army reserve unit with the promise that it was a path to U.S. citizenship. During his appearance Wednesday in Pomona, 51year-old Yupeng Deng waived arraignment until May 2, but his lawyer requested a hearing Friday in attempt to lower bail from $500,000 to $160,000. Prosecutors said Deng recruited other Chinese nationals to join what he called the “U.S. Army-Military Special Forces Reserve unit,� then gave them fake Army uniforms and counterfeit military ID cards while charging hundreds of dollars in fees. The recruits were instructed to report to Deng’s office in Temple City, which was decorated to look like a military recruiting center.

FBI to aid probe for possible serial killer

YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) — The FBI will supply hightech surveillance aircraft to authorities investigating a possible serial killer on New York’s Long Island later this week, a police official said Wednesday, after the discovery of 10 sets of human remains in recent months near a highway leading to the popular Jones Beach State Park. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said federal investigators will supply both helicopters and airplanes equipped with special cameras that will scour more than 15 miles of the Ocean Parkway along a remote barrier island south of Long Island in search of additional victims. An FBI spokesman said the flights would begin Friday. The parkway is surrounded by a tangle of underbrush and evergreens that have proved difficult to maneuver on foot for cadaver dogs and officers.

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The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.’ THE JONESBORO SUN

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ompared to all parts of the United States, we don’t have much crime in Northeast Arkansas. Even in the more metropolitan areas, the most common criminals are petty thieves and small-time drug dealers trying to feed their own habits. Murders, thank God, are infrequent enough that we still pay attention, and most are committed by a person who knew the victim. That doesn’t mean law enforcement officers can get complacent in their everyday duties. They know, far better than the rest of us, that there can always be danger, injury and maybe even death behind the next corner. Night-time is worse, if only because the stillness of night can be deceiving, but a police officer must be alert at all times. With proper training and equipment, it’s amazing how good our law enforcement agencies have become. Their officers can defuse almost any bad situation, usually with no one getting hurt. So it’s shocking when an officer goes down in a confrontation with a criminal suspect, as happened late Tuesday night at Trumann. Patrolman Jonathan Schmidt, age 30, a veteran of four years on the Trumann Police Department, was with another officer making a routine traffic stop — if there is ever such a thing — when gunfire erupted. The suspect was taken into custody, but Officer Schmidt lost his life in the line of duty. At least 27 other law enforcement officers have lost their lives in the line of duty in Northeast Arkansas, starting with John Z. Norris, a town marshal in Randolph County, who was shot to death on March 21, 1901. The incident occurred when Norris was trying to cut a river raft loose. Two days later a mob of more than 200 masked men took the suspect from the jail and hanged him. That information, by the way, comes from a wonderful Web site devoted to memorializing law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The site (www .odmp.org) is maintained by The Officer Down Memorial Page Inc., a nonprofit organization started in 1996 by Chris Cosgriff, a James

Madison University freshman. After reading about the release of a man convicted of murdering two Prince George’s County, Md., police officers after only 16 years in prison, Cosgriff wanted to find a way to honor these and other fallen officers. The site includes an extensive database of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and it’s easily searched by state or date. Within hours of Tuesday night’s incident, Officer Schmidt’s case had been added. Earlier Tuesday a South Dakota Department of Corrections officer, Ronald E. Johnson, was also added after he was killed on his 63rd birthday by two inmates who were attempting to escape from the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. The Web site shows that the most recent murders of NEA police officers previously occurred in 1997, one in Osceola and the other in Poinsett County, only about a month apart. It also indicates that the Jonesboro Police Department has only lost one officer in its history. Patrolman Aylmer Ragland was shot to death on Dec. 27, 1920, while raiding a dice game. The suspect was arrested; however, again a mob unwilling to wait for justice removed him from the county jail and hanged him from a telephone pole. Craighead County has lost four other officers in the line of duty but none since 1947, and that was due to an automobile accident claiming the life of the chief deputy sheriff. Three other officers, two deputies and a constable, were killed by gunfire. Two incidents occurred while the officers were trying to arrest an intoxicated man; the other was trying to take a moonshiner into custody. There is no information in the database about what happened to the suspects in these cases. Incidents of this sort certainly aren’t needed to remind us how much we appreciate our law enforcement officers, but they do illustrate how dangerous their service can be. —Roy Ockert Jr.

Safer roads, balanced budgets You might not have noticed it last week amongst all the yelling in Washington, but a Republican and a Democrat, both from Arkansas, agreed on something. Sen. John Boozman, the Republican, and Sen. Mark Pryor, the Democrat, introduced the Safe Roads Act, which would create a national database to keep track of commercial drivers who fail drug or alcohol tests while requiring employers to check that database prior to hiring. At first glance the bill would seem to have a good chance of passage. Steve The problem it seeks to address is obvious and Brawner | the solution relatively painless. Still, nothing in Washington is guaranteed. Pryor also introduced the bill in 2009, and also with Republican co-sponsors, and it didn’t pass then. If the measure fails again, it will be because the issue will be deemed better addressed through regulations or because Pryor and Boozman become distracted by other matters, not because anybody rallies against it on the Capitol steps. Democracy will survive. So what about issues where the stakes are higher? If Arkansas’ senators can address irresponsible truck drivers, can they work together on the nation’s fiscal irresponsibility? In that case, as with the Safe Roads Act, Boozman and Pryor, along with their colleagues on both sides of the aisle, agree on the problem: The government is going broke, creating an unhealthy dependence on unsavory entities such as the Chinese government and burdening future generations with this unconscionable debt. They also more or less agree on what kind of tone the debate should have. Boozman is a little more doctrinaire, but neither is a bomb-thrower. The disagreement is over the solutions — on what spending to cut; what taxes to raise (basically none ever, according to Boozman); whether or not to enact a balanced budget amendment (Boozman says yes, Pryor no); and on what policies would promote the kind of economic growth that

would make this a little easier. It’s rare in a democracy for anybody to get everything he or she wants, so only two paths remain: status quo, which is a slow march to the abyss, or compromise, which would save the country. Last week Republicans and Democrats chose compromise after making the country endure a lot of drama that was unnecessary and frankly not very interesting. Hours before shutting down the government, the two sides agreed to a budget deal involving relatively minor spending cuts and then went their separate ways, each blaming the other for the brouhaha. I don’t want to say the whole thing was orchestrated, but they have had a lot of practice at this. Had the government actually shut down, the country would have felt the results. The last time that happened, 1995-96, was a prosperous and peaceful time that could absorb Washington shenanigans. Today the country is still in the midst of a weak economic recovery and involved in three major combat operations. Investors, no matter what language they speak, do not like uncertainty, and for the United States, these are uncertain times. Temperatures are about to run even hotter. President Obama is scheduled to at last unveil some of his deficit reduction ideas this week, while some Republicans are threatening to oppose raising the country’s debt ceiling above its current $14.3 trillion limit absent meaningful spending cuts. Democrats say failing to raise the ceiling would undermine the government’s full faith and credit and would choke the economy’s recovery, and they probably are right. Some Republicans counter that, absent that threat, the government is never going to change, and they probably are right as well. If Pryor and Boozman can jointly propose the Safe Roads Act, can Republicans and Democrats work together long enough to address the deficit? They must. Because what happens in the next few weeks is going to say a lot about whether the government the Founding Fathers gave us is still capable of solving the country’s biggest problems, much less keep truck drivers with drug and alcohol records off the road.

Self-control: Having a life purpose bigger than self ARCHBOLD, Ohio — Here in Middle America, where farmland extends to the horizon, I pass an inspirational yard sign: “Self-Control: Having a Life Purpose Bigger Than Self.” It’s a message our representatives in Washington would do well to learn, especially after months of raucous partisan bickering that nearly culminated in another “government shutdown.” Here in Archbold farmers still labor to Cal produce crops from Thomas | the soil. In Washington liberal politicians and lobbyists labor to produce careers for themselves and pry more “entitlements” from overburdened taxpayers to give to people who in some cases have not earned them. People have been taught envy and entitlement in ways that would have shocked and angered our relatives who survived the Great Depression on far less. A simple Web search finds numerous Depression-era survival stories, which puts into perspective for those living now the concept of living through “hard times.” In a 2009 story in the Saginaw News, writer Sarah Nothelfer quoted 79-yearold Jean R. Beach, who compared the 1930s with today: “To me, as a country,

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What to do? Instead of demanding ever more from government, we must reclaim those basic virtues from The Greatest Generation and begin to do more for ourselves. Imagine, good memories of the Depression and thankfulness for having enough. In 2011 too many Americans complain, not because they don’t have what they truly need, but because they don’t have what they want, and worse, what they feel “entitled to.” Too many suffer from an addiction to government checks. As Stephen Moore wrote last week in The Wall Street Journal, “there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than

in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government.” And “Every state in America today except for two — Indiana and Wisconsin — has more government workers on the payroll than people manufacturing industrial goods.” As the party of government, Democrats have a special interest in increasing individual reliance on the state because it keeps them in power. Among the many problems with that position is that at some point, consumers of other people’s wealth become a majority. In order to sustain what those non-producers expect, government must borrow increasing amounts of money until we arrive at where we are today — unable to pay our bills and dependent on foreign governments, chiefly China, because no one wants to say “no” to what anyone wants. What to do? Instead of demanding ever more from government, we must reclaim those basic virtues from The Greatest Generation and begin to do more for ourselves. That means younger people must take charge of their own retirement. It also means more people must stop worrying about health care and begin to focus on staying well. The healthier we are, the less we will need doctors, hospitals and medicine. We can’t go on as we have been. The

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kabuki theater that passes for reasoned debate in Washington is nothing more than rhetoric that has been tested before focus groups for political gain. Too many politicians are telling their constituents, not necessarily what they believe, but what they think they want to hear. And this is why little gets done in Washington and why we are losing our liberty. Back to that 2009 Saginaw, Mich., story about Depression survivors and what they think of today’s complainers: “What happened,” said the Rev. Edward R. Pankow, 80, pastor-emeritus at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hemlock, “is people just got too much too easily. The more you wanted, the more you got.” Democrats hauled out their familiar playbook about starving grannies and women who would supposedly be denied treatment for breast cancer if the government had shut down. This time it didn’t work. It was clear Republicans won round one of the budget battle when Obama adviser David Plouffe said on “Meet the Press” last Sunday that the president would seek new cuts, even in Medicare and Medicaid. Can they keep up the momentum? Direct all mail for Thomas to: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may send e-mail to tmseditors@tribune.com. © 2011, Tribune Media Services

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She is who she is, and that’s not much

“You know who I am,” she said. Of course, according to witnesses and to Miami Beach Police, LeBron James’ mother said — and did — a number of dumb things during and after the encounter with a hotel valet last week that got her charged with simple battery and disorderly intoxication. Gloria James, 43, is said to have left the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel sometime after 4 in the morning and asked the valet Leonard to bring her car. The Pitts | valet did, whereupon she allowed it to sit idling for half an hour while she chatted with friends. Finally, the valet shut off the engine and gave the keys to a cashier. Moments later, James allegedly confronted the valet, demanding her keys. Police reports and witnesses say she cursed and yelled at him, then slapped him in the face — which caused her to fall, a sequence she denies. When police arrived, she reportedly refused to speak or identify herself. She is said to have had red-rimmed eyes and a reek of al-

cohol. After her arrest, an officer at the station tried to get her to speak. James’ reported response: “I’m trying to trust

It would be boorish for anybody — Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, the Queen of England — to behave as she is said to have done and top it off by declaring her own celebrity. you, but I don’t trust your kind.” So no, none of this makes her look particularly good. But our focus today is on the thing the valet, Rockefeller Sorel, says she yelled as she was going upside his head: “You know who I am!” Gloria James is not known to have ever dunked a ball, taken a charge or nailed a buzzer beater.

But ... “You know who I am.” It would be boorish for anybody — Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, the Queen of England — to behave as she is said to have done and top it off by declaring her own celebrity. But it is boorish, darkly comical and borderline pathetic for James to do so, given that the “accomplishment” upon which she apparently bases her importance is that when she was 16 years old somebody who grew up to be famous lived in her womb. Not to diminish motherhood. Most of us are pro-mother. But the point is that motherhood is a common status, achieved by women every day. You wouldn’t think of it as the kind of thing that gave a woman the right to lord it over the little people and slap them down if they displease. Granted, this observation is made from the wrong side of the velvet rope, from beyond the periphery of the exclusive places to which one has access if one lives in the orbit of a star. I believe the word for that is “groupie.” Or “entourage.” If that seems a cheap and flimsy kind of fame, well, cheap and flimsy

fame is all the rage. It is conferred upon a plethora of Parises, Snookis, Situations, Real Housewives and other “celebrities” of no discernible talent or achievement. So it’s easy to see how, if you lucked out and gave birth to the right one, you might feel entitled to your own share of the cheap and flimsy, to cross that velvet rope into where cameras flash, champagne flows, your derriere is unctuously kissed. And perhaps it becomes easy to forget that being known is not the same as being respected. Or that proximity to greatness is not greatness. Or that little people have feelings too. “You know who I am,” she reportedly cried. Rockefeller Sorel would have done us all a favor — and given her a needed reality check — if he had replied to LeBron James’ mother. “No, I don’t. Who are you, exactly?” Pitts is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla. 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@herald.com. © 2011, The Miami Herald

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I read a recent letter containing a number of TV and radio, KASU, complaints against public and other NPR and PBS affiliates under the umbrella of federal funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. I thought it important to point out that these programs have acquired at least one fan. I cannot underestimate the importance of the education I received from watching “Reading Rainbow,” “Sesame Street” and other children’s programs on PBS as a child. Today I continue to be an avid listener of KASU and other PBS affiliates wherever I go, and I am continually grateful that our country is blessed enough to support these programs. I would also argue that the CPB budget — about $350 million in 2007 — is basically negligible, considering that it made up just over 0.03 percent of the $1.075 trillion federal budget. In fact, local stations also rely tremendously upon private donations for survival. While the author argued that the CPB programs forced the public to support particular opinions, I would say, rather, that anyone of sound mind should be able to listen to something and make up his own mind. I would, however, concede that government spending did force at least one thing on me, that is, the financial support of foreign conflicts to which I am opposed. Defense spending that year was about $600 billion, making up over half of federal outlays. The writer also argued that these affiliates should advertise to support themselves, but I, for one, am appreciative that they don’t. I like being able to turn on the radio and listen to the news, folk music, “Car Talk” or “Science Friday” without being confronted with ads from people after my money. I understand that the budget deficit is serious and that serious cuts

may be made. But I hope that if these programs are cut, that listeners and viewers will, as they have in the past, donate what they can to support something that enriches their lives. I know I will. Russ Pierce Jonesboro

Collection problems Wait a minute. Let me get this straight. Last month our Quorum Court questioned Judge Blackman regarding the so-called $2 million collection problem confronting our District Court? Of course, Blackman removed himself from the problem and blamed it on the Texas Collection Agency, AMSE. On March 28 our Quorum Court, rather than follow Blackman’s accusation and question principals of AMSE, hosted the president of a skiptracing agency regarding not collection of the accounts but rather how to locate the debtors. Something is amiss here. Any Sun reader can see that finding the individuals is not the problem. Failure to pay cost and fines cases outmatch all other cases four to one. Furthermore our jail holds 100 misdemeanor offenders, and on an average 85 to 90 of those beds are occupied by nonpayment offenders. Attention, Quorum Court members: This is not rocket science!There are several collection attorneys practicing right here in Craighead County, perhaps consulting an expert on collections would be more profitable than entertaining a skip-tracing agency. A.C.A 5-4-403 specifically states that fines, costs, etc., are civil judgments and may be collected as such through attachments, garnishments, liens, etc. Some cities let the offender pay what he can each month! Apparently the police haven’t any problem serving warrants so it stands to reason finding out where the offender works or if

property such as a vehicle is owned and can be seized and sold, not to mention how many tax returns might have been collected. Our Legislature did not draft these laws because there wasn’t anything else to do. They were put in place to serve a purpose, and for those counties which choose to put them into effect satisfy a need. It’s becoming painfully apparent that our Quorum Court isn’t taking this issue very seriously. Perhaps it’s time that the federal court looked into this matter! Pastor Arthur Bradley Jonesboro

Arizona decision It is interesting to see the decision the Supreme Court has reached on religious school funding in the Arizona case. In my reading I see a tendency of those reporting to avoid being explicit about the most distinctive part of this decision. That part shows the Supreme Court, after getting a Catholic majority, not reluctant to vote as a block in the interest of their religion. The tax money in question will go almost exclusively to private religious schools, especially Catholic institutions. This will be only the start of religion dipping into public funds to support religious doctrine. The Baptist and Church of Christ, to use some prominent examples, will not be able to resist following this path and going after the money, this in spite of their doctrinal opposition in the past to tax dollars subsidizing religion. Where money is involved religious doctrines are flexible, not to say hypocritical. I remember the religious assemblies JHS students were required to attend in the early 1960s. The Churches of Christ did not participate then, but I expect most would now. On the funding issue I can hear the preachers already. The Almighty supports churches receiving

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Many public schools in Arkansas do not follow the law and teach science and biology as required, being intimidated by religion. This ruling will only degrade education in Arkansas further. This country may end up like Lebanon with governing divided between religious groups. Harold Carter Jonesboro

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MAYNARD — Sunday Vanessa Jones Blevins passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011. She was born Jan. 7, 1954, at Jonesboro to George and Earnestine Jones. She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Kathy Jones. She is survived by her husband, Roger Blevins of the home; daughters, Julie Hocking of Warm Springs and Laura Cato of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Georgia Morgan of Maynard and Pam Blevins of Lexington, Texas; and mother, Earnestine Jones of Supply. Memorial visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel at Pocahontas.

Robert Lee Booker

BARTLETT, Tenn. — Robert Lee Booker, 88, of Barlett, Tenn., died Saturday, April 9, at home. He was a retired railroad switchman and held membership at Cherry Beam Baptist Church in Tyronza. Survivors include his children, Roosevelt McGruder, Robert Booker Jr., Floyd Booker, Robert Smith, Guyeula Allen, Willa Lenear and Diane Smith; brother, Joseph Johnson; 44 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and 42 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at noon Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Marked Tree with the Rev. Larry Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Beam Cemetery directed by Woodard’s Marked Tree Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 5-7 Friday evening at the funeral home.

Imogene Bradley

WEINER — Imogene Bradley, 84, of Weiner died Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Weiner First Baptist Church. Mrs. Bradley was very much community oriented. She worked with the Lutheran Bradley Braille Workers making Braille copies of the Bible that were distributed all

over the world. She was named the 2004 woman of the year for the city of Weiner. She is survived by four sons, Donnie Bradley and wife Jan of Jonesboro, Dennis Bradley and wife Paulette of Paragould, Lyn Bradley of Weiner and Jimbo Bradley and wife Janice of Maynard; three daughters, Lana Reddmann and husband Jerry Paul, and Marylin Keller and husband John, all of Weiner; Ginger Keller and husband Aaron of Jonesboro; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by one brother, Danny Greeno of Newport, and one sister, Ilene Wagster of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Bradley; a daughter, Connie Bradley; her parents, Charley and Oscie Greeno; and her stepfather, Bennie Kieffer. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel in Weiner with Dennis Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in Waldenburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will include her sons and son-in-laws. Honorary bearers will include the Lutheran Braille Workers and Tommye Givens. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at the funeral home in Weiner. For lasting memorials please consider Weiner First Baptist Church, 310 Kings Highway, Weiner; or Lutheran Braille Workers, P.O. Box 40, Waldenburg.

Weaver’s Chapel Cemetery near Batesville directed by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

Juanita Krauss APOPKA, Fla. — Juanita Alexander Krauss, 78, of Apopka, Fla., formerly of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011, at her home surrounded by her children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry D. Alexander Sr. and Lottie Mae Crow; and one grandson. Juanita is survived by three daughters, Jane Wilson of the home, Patricia “Patty” Ann Lear (Tim) of Wyoming and Brenda Beckett (Jim) of Florida; two Krauss sons, Steven D. Wilson (Jenny) of Wisconsin and Marvin Carl Krauss Jr. (Byrony) of Florida; two brothers, Henry D. Alexander of California and Charles O. Alexander of Osceola; four sisters, Betty J. Little of Oklahoma, Joyce F. Lucy and Genny McDole (Jim), both of Jonesboro and Linda C. Jones (Joe) of Illinois; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services were private.

Lawana Miles

NEWPORT — A memorial service in honor and celebration of the life of Anna Lawana Meacham Miles will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in NewOnline registry: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com port. Family visitation will follow in Fellowship Hall at the church. Carolyn Henson Lawana Miles departed CAVE CITY — Carolyn Sue this life on Feb. 19, 2011, in Riggs Henson, 60, of Cave Las Vegas at the age of 83. City died Saturday, April 9, In lieu of flowers, me2011. morials may be made to She was born July 13, the First United Method1950, at Pfeiffer to Lloyd ist Church, 217 Laurel St., Leon and Ellene Hayslip Newport 72112. Riggs. She was preceded in Jonathan R. Schmidt death by her father and TRUMANN — Patrolman brother. Survivors include her Jonathan Richard Schmidt, mother and stepfather, El- 30, of Trumann died lene and Onzo Vinson of Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Strawberry; daughters, at NEA Baptist MemoDeanna Garrison of Bates- rial Hospital in Jonesboro ville, Tina Brown of New- from a gunshot wound he ark and Jessica Burge of received while in the line Cave City; sister, Helen of duty Tuesday night. Funeral arrangements Taylor of Newport; eight grandchildren; and one are incomplete and will be announced by Thompgreat-grandchild. Memorial services will son Funeral Home in Trube at 2 p.m. Saturday in mann.

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Blytheville man sentenced for murder

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BLYTHEVILLE — A 25-year-old Blytheville man was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison for murder and weapons charges, 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington of Jonesboro said. A jury returned a guilty verdict about noon Wednesday for Cordell Wells of Blytheville on firstdegree murder, fleeing and carrying a prohibited weapon. Wells was arrested Nov. 6 by Blytheville police after the shooting the death of Wale Adelowo, 29, of Blytheville. Adelowo was shot to death in a driveway at Leawood and Moultrie streets, Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said. Ellington, who prosecuted the case with Mississippi County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Curtis Walker, said Wells faced a possible life sentence for the murder. He said Wells’ attorneys, Ray Nickle and Bill Stanley of Jonesboro, asked prosecutors for a 40-year sentence on the murder and a 15-year sentence for it being committed with a handgun. As part of the agreement, Wells must serve at least 70 percent of the 55-year sentence. The 3-day trial was the second trial for Wells this year. A jury deadlocked on a verdict in January. —Michael Wilkey

Sandra Hunter Sisson PARAGOULD — Sandra Hunter Sisson, 58, of Paragould died Wednesday at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born in Jonesboro and had lived her life in Northeast Arkansas. She loved to knit and sew and loved to travel. She is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, John Sisson of the home; son, Chad Edward Sisson, grandson, John Pope, Bay; brothers, Bill D. (Johnetta) Hunter, Lafe, Earl O. (Donnie) Hunter and Robert E. Hunter, all of Jonesboro, and Danny L. (Marie) Hunter, Elizabeth; sisters, LaWanda Holcomb, Nettie Dever and Alice Ruth, all of Rock Falls, Ill.; and her precious dog, Chico. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Earl and Velma Mae Johnson Hunter. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Macedonia Cemetery. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online registry: www .emersonfuneralhome.com

Emma Smith GOSNELL — Emma Smith, 94, of Gosnell died Sunday, April 10, 2011. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Thurman Smith; children, Bobby and Tommy Gene Smith, Thelma Treece; grandchildren, David and Freddie Treece; siblings, Malone, Calvin and Billy Peterson, Mary T. Kuykendall, Lavona Crenshaw and Ruth Peterson. Surviving her are her son, Russell Smith and wife Brenda; brother, Edward Peterson; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cobb Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. in Dogwood Cemetery.

Convict doesn’t get wish on birthday

LITTLE ROCK — A Jonesboro man who was sentenced to a total of 105 years in prison for possession of cocaine and methamphetamine got no relief from the Arkansas Court of Appeals Wednesday. Kitaka Khiry Lauderdale, who turned 35 today, argued on appeal that Craighead County Circuit Judge John Fogleman was wrong to refuse

to allow him to hire a new lawyer on the day before his August 2007 trial in Jonesboro. He also contended Fogleman should not have reconsidered an earlier decision to suppress evidence, in ruling that police officers acted in good faith in relying on the search warrant and in ruling that Lauderdale was not illegally detained following the search. Fogleman refused to al-

low Lauderdale to bring in the new attorney because he had already postponed his trial nine times at Lauderdale’s request. He was arrested in February 2005. Police said they found 2.2 pounds, or 1 kilogram, of cocaine, one pound of methamphetamine and three ounces of marijuana. The appellate court ruled Fogleman’s rulings

were proper, based on previous Supreme Court decisions. After a jury reached its verdict, but before Fogleman imposed the sentence, Lauderdale escaped from the courthouse. U.S. marshals tracked him down five months later in a suburb of McAllen, Texas, near the border with Mexico. —Keith Inman

Audubon Society convention set for April 29-May 1 JONESBORO — The 2011 Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) spring convention will be April 29 through May 1 at the Holiday Inn in Jonesboro. April 29 registration will be from 4-6 p.m. in the Holidome area. April 29 field trips are planned to Craighead For-

est, St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area and Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center. April 30 field trips will include previous destinations plus Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge. The convention falls

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during the heart of spring migration, allowing participants to spy warblers and other migrants, perhaps even the rare Cape May or black-throated blue warbler. Evening speakers will include Dr. Jim Bednarz, professor of wildlife ecology at Arkansas State University on April 29, giving a presentation about the nesting and sibling behavior of Red-shouldered Hawks, and on the April 30 Jerry Davis, retired wildlife program manager for the Ouachita National Forest will speak about the Giant (River) Cane within the context of wildlife and people. Also on April 30 three

graduate students will deliver presentations about their areas of study: organic pollutants found in songbirds, the effects of fire management on Swainson’s Warblers, and the breeding ecology of pileated woodpeckers. Convention registration is $25 per person and is open to non-members. Children younger 16 are free. Evening meals are for an additional charge. A downloadable brochure about the society, convention registration form, and complete meeting agenda are available at http://www.arbirds .org/. For more information contact Carolyn Minson at csminson@mac.com.

Search warrant results in drug arrest

JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man faces multiple charges after police executed a search warrant at his residence Tuesday night. David Lee Burgess, 21, 1120 West Monroe Ave., was arrested, Investigator Jason Chester said. Craighead County District Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause Wednesday to charge Burgess with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, a felon in possession of a firearm and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. He set bond at $10,000. Blackman also found probable cause to charge Harlan Everett Bennett Jr., 18, 2723 Curtview St., Apt. A, Jonesboro, with residential burglary and theft greater than $500. The judge agreed to release him on his own recognizance. The burglary occurred on March 16 at 2100 Cotton St., Detective Mike Branscum of the Jonesboro Police Department said. Video game systems and clothing were stolen in the break-in. Several days later, Branscum said the burglary victims saw a 13-year-old boy wearing some of the clothing. Branscum said that questioning of the 13-year-old and another juvenile led police to Burgess, who confessed to the crime. Blackman bound Bennett and Burgess over to Craighead County Circuit Court, with orders to make their first appearance on May 20. —Keith Inman

Thief takes high-dollar stereo, shoes

JONESBORO — A car radio valued at $2,200 was among property reported stolen from a vehicle Tuesday. James T. Smallwood told police his 2008 Dodge 600 was parked outside 4300 Aggie Road, Apt. 13. Also stolen was an Army sleeping bag, sunglasses and tennis shoes. Other incidents were reported by: • Josh Garner, 1614 Latourette Lane — theft of a firearm from his pickup truck. • Sycamore Forest Association, 2519 Forest Home Road — vandalism to the apartment complex’s pool house. • Holiday Inn, 3006 South Caraway Road — a guest fired a gunshot in one of the rooms, causing an estimated $675 in damage, but no injuries. • Natasha Smith — someone forged a $494 check from her bank account. • Lashunda Adams, 1819 Cedar Heights Drive — a visitor broke a sliding glass door and did other damage. • David Myers, 927 West Oak Ave. — an unwanted visitor broke a window by banging on it. • Bob J. Griffin, 122 Huntcliff Drive — someone has been driving through his and other yards. Animal Control officers also investigated an incident at Joe Mack Campbell Park in which a spectator at a soccer game was bitten by a large dog. The dog’s owner was issued a citation. —Keith Inman

Mother left children alone, police say PARAGOULD — Patsy Ann Parker, 48, of Highfill faces charges of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree, after a request by administrators at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to do a welfare check on a 10-year-old boy. The administrators believed the boy was home alone. Paragould police Sgt. Rhonda R. Thomas wrote that officers did find the boy home alone. The boy and a 7-year-old girl told officers they had gone to a neighbor’s house and asked if they could stay there. “At the time the officers made contact with the 10-year-old, his parents had been gone for about 22 hours, and he had not had any contract with them since they had left the day before and said they would return in a few minutes.” Parker said she had left the boy with another woman, and when asked where the woman was, “she said she didn’t know. Maybe I should ask her parole officer,” Thomas wrote. The boy said he knew the woman but had not seen her the day that his parents had left him alone. —Joe Grove

JFD firefighters answer eight alarms JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Fire Department responded to the following alarms during the 24-hour period ending at 6 p.m. Wednesday. • At 6:57 p.m. Tuesday, 1518 South Caraway Road, accident with injuries. • At 7:21 a.m. Wednesday, 3509 Friendly Hope Road, false alarm. • At 7:39 a.m. Wednesday, 3024 Stadium Blvd., false alarm. • At 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, 224 South McClure St., vehicle fire. • At 2:01 p.m., 101 Mark St., public service. Firefighters also responded to three medical assists.

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PARAGOULD — Greene County Tech High School East lab students Torrie Lipper, Audra Evans and Jesse Burrow spearheaded a mock vehicle accident to raise student awareness of drinking and driving. “Friday night is prom, and we hope this will help people think of the bad effects of the prom after parties,” Burrow said.

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Greene County Rescue Squad members and Greene County Tech students participate in a mock vehicle accident WednesThe Greene County Rescue Squad was at the school to use a hydraulic rescue tool known as the Jaws of Life to remove participating students from the wrecked cars. Paragould police and

day at the school. The event was intended to raise awareness of drunk driving before Friday night’s prom.

emergency medical technicians were also there to talk to students. Students had to pass by the “accident” on their way to the multipurpose room for an assembly with the Paragould Police

Department and D.A.R.E. officer Jack Haley. Haley said talked to the students about drunk and distracted driving. He said distracted driving is now the leading cause of vehicle accidents.

Warrants issued for suspected forgers BY KEITH INMAN SUN STAFF WRITER

JONESBORO — Another dozen people have been identified as suspects in a counterfeit check-cashing scheme in which a West Memphis woman recruited people to cash worthless checks, police said Wednesday. On Wednesday Craighead County District Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause to charge Marcus Jermaine Whitney, 25, 308 State St., Apt. 4, Jonesboro, with firstdegree forgery and misdemeanor theft of property. He set bond at $1,500 and ordered him to appear in Craighead County Circuit Court on May 20. Whitney cashed a counterfeit payroll check, purported to be from Body Shop of America in Jacksonville, Fla., at a local

store last October, Detective Jason Simpkins of the Jonesboro Police Department said Wednesday. He and 11 other people were recruited by Nikeba McCall, 28, to cash the checks last October, police said. McCall has already pleaded guilty and was placed on probation on condition that she pay restitution because of another round of worthless checks passed at other stores in Jonesboro. She faces new forgery charges as a result of the Wal-Mart checks, Simpkins said. Blackman has also issued warrants for the arrest of 11 other suspects, all of whom face charges of first-degree forgery and misdemeanor theft. Those wanted and their last known addresses: • Tyree R. Banks, 36, 305 Melrose St., Apt. 5, Jonesboro;

• Jeanine L. Coleman, 22, 3312 Caraway Commons, Apt. I-2, Jonesboro; • Kelvin D. Gray, 31, 318 Labaume St., Apt. 3, Jonesboro; • Brianna Hudson, 20, 1709 Wood St., Jonesboro; • Rodrigues Sanchez Jones, 19, 1827 West College Ave., Jonesboro; • Jalisa Lynette Miller, 607 Gladiolus Drive, Apt. H-10, Jonesboro; • Tisha Richardson, 32, 1813 Self Circle, Apt. 7, Jonesboro; • Alicia Elizabeth Rousseau, 24, 829 North Ninth Ave., Paragould; • Jamie Kay Scrape, 31, 1903 Murray Creek Drive, Jonesboro; • James Anthony Tate, 24, 406 Calion St., Apt. A, Jonesboro; • Steven Learthur Vann, 41, 816 East Word Ave., Jonesboro; and • Jeremy Trial Walker,

Williams Baptist College students recently inducted into the eta Alpha chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity are (from left) Megan Mathre,

WALNUT RIDGE — Seven students were inducted April 4 into the Zeta Alpha chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity at Williams Baptist College. Mu Phi Epsilon is a coeducational, professional music fraternity founded in 1903. The Zeta Alpha chapter at Williams is the 200th chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon and the only chapter in the state

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JONESBORO — East Arkansas Broadcasters is sponsoring the Better Business Bureau’s free Secure your ID Day in Jonesboro from 10 a.m.2 p.m. Saturday on the KFIN and KISS parking lot, 407 West Parker Road. Two Cintas shredder trucks will be available to shred all documents and personal identifiers that need to be destroyed to protect identity. The Better Business Bureau securely shredded and recycled 29.86 tons of sensitive documents in October. The goal for April is 30 tons. For more information call 932-8400, or (501) 664-4888.

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Fund-raiser on tap April 30 in Amagon AMAGON — A fund-raiser for Silent Angel Child Saviors will be held 710 p.m. April 30 at the People Helping People building off Arkansas 14 in Amagon. The event will begin with a spaghetti supper, and a cake and pie auction will take place at 8 p.m. An auction for neighborhood watch signs will be at 9 p.m. For more information call 664-0528 or e-mail sacs81@yahoo.com

Cemetery cleanup set for Saturday BROOKLAND — Pine Log Cemetery on Pine Log Road near Brookland will have a clean-up day Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Volunteers are asked to provide their own tools. Donations to the cemetery upkeep can be

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Animal Control Unit and Northeast Arkansans for Animals will host their second Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Animal Control facility, 6119 East Highland Drive in Jonesboro. There will be no charge for this event. Children 10 and younger and their dogs can have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Two separate areas are filled with Easter eggs. Dogs must be on a leash. Children will be able to get 12 Easter eggs filled with candy, tickets for toys and more. Bandannas and treats will be available for dogs. Small children need an adult to hold the dog’s leash. Dogs and puppies will also be available for adoption at a fee of $55 which includes neutering or spaying and a rabies shot.

Two NEA residents get reappointments LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has reappointed Oscar Ford Jr. and Jerry Moore, both of Blytheville, to the Blytheville-Gosnell Regional Airport Authority, in appointments that expire Nov. 1, 2016. He has also appointed Dr. Karen Coy of Paragould and Steve McGuire of Blytheville to the Arkansas Workforce Investment Board. Coy replaces Bary Hay, while McGuire replaces John Berry. Both appointments expire Aug. 10, 2011.

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23, 2011 Belt St., Apt. C, Jonesboro; Here’s how the scheme worked, according to Simpkins and Detective Mike Branscum, who investigated the cases: McCall got counterfeit checks printed on authentic looking checks, using the names of legitimate businesses, but with phony bank account numbers. The checks would be payable to people who used their real identifications to verify the authenticity of the checks when getting them cashed. All the checks were slightly under $500, which keeps the theft a misdemeanor. McCall would allow the suspects cashing the checks to keep half the money and split her half with the person manufacturing the phony checks.

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Nick Weber, Sara Wall Gramling, Ryan Day, Janna Henderson, Andrew Chandler and Elizabeth Harmon.

Inductees were Andrew Chandler of Sherwood, Ryan Day of Manila, Sara Wall Gramling of Paragould, Elizabeth Harmon of Jonesboro, Janna Henderson of Hoxie, Megan Mathre of Bloomington, Wis., and Nick Weber of Las Vegas.

Harrisburg’s Bishop earns scholarship Harrisburg senior Donavan Bishop has received a $500 scholarship to Arkansas State

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JONESBORO — Arkansas State University has been selected as a Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) Teaching Center by graphicsdevelopment company NVIDIA. Dr. Hai Jiang, Associate Professor of Computer Science at ASU, developed a new course titled “Multicore Architecture & Programming” to provide undergraduate and graduate students handson programming experience with the architecture of new parallel computing platforms. NVIDIA is one of the leading Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) vendors in the computer world, ASU announced in a news release. In 2007, NVIDIA released CUDA, which supports parallel computing on GPUs. In less than four years CUDA has seriously impacted computer architecture and high-performance computing. Three out of the four fastest computers in the world, including the fastest machine, are built with GPU CUDA technology, according to the release. For more information on these com-

puters, visit http://www .top500.org/. Jiang was selected by NVIDIA from the College of Sciences and Mathematics in December 2010 to build a 2010-2011 CUDA Teaching Center at ASU. The ASU center is the first in Arkansas to be recognized on the NVIDIA Web site, http:// research.nvidia.com/con tent/cuda-teaching-cen ters. The CUDA Teaching Center Program is designed to support and encourage teaching institutions to include GPU computing in course offerings. To help facilitate this teaching effort, NVIDIA may grant equipment, funding and course material assistance. NVIDIA has donated one Tesla C2070 GPU, five Quadro 2000 GPUs,

$2,750 cash as the 50 percent matching fund for a teaching assistant in one semester, 10 copies of the book “Programming Massively Parallel Processor” and 20 Parallel Nsight licenses to the CUDA Teaching Center at ASU. With NVIDIA support, Jiang built a CUDA teaching cluster with six dualCPU dual-GPU computers on campus. Jiang’s undergraduategraduate-level course is taught and will continue to be offered yearly in the Department of Computer Science. All resources in the ASU CUDA Teaching Center are available to faculty, researchers and students for High Performance Computing (HPC) training. For more information, e-mail Jiang at hjiang@ cs.astate.edu.

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Ex-justice will look at jail overcrowding BY CHAD MILLER PAXTON NEWS BUREAU

PARAGOULD — Members of the Greene County Quorum Court’s jail committee agreed to draft a resolution making former Justice Dave Tierney the project coordinator to help solve the jail’s overcrowding issue during a meeting Tuesday at the Greene County Courthouse. Tierney’s first job will be forming a blue ribbon advisory committee consisting of community leaders. The committee will advise the Quorum Court on the community’s needs for a new jail. Greene County Judge Jerry Shipman said Tierney’s experience as an architect could prove beneficial. “We know our jail is not adequate. We know it’s too small. We know we’ve got to have another jail,” Shipman said. “Dave has been involved in architectural work for years. That’s why we feel that he would be the person who could help us move forward.” The committee also agreed to draft a resolution supporting Paragould’s efforts for a onequarter-cent sales and use tax. Shipman said he felt if the Quorum Court would support the Paragould City Council’s efforts, the council would support the court’s efforts to pass a tax to finance a new jail. “[City officials] realize Greene County has to have a jail,” Shipman said. “It’s just a priority that cannot be overlooked.”

The committee agreed to have both resolutions ready for next week’s regular Quorum Court meeting. Committee members toured the jail in Kennett, Mo., earlier this month and seemed to agree the jail’s design could serve as a model for a new jail in Greene County. However, they said they plan to tour other jails before deciding on a design. Tierney said he plans to be in contact with several design firms before making any recommendations. The jail in Kennett is a modular design

‘We know our jail is not adequate. We know it’s too small. We know we’ve got to have another jail.’ Jerry Shipman Greene County judge with room for expansion when necessary. Sheriff Dan Langston said the county would need at least a 300-bed facility with room for growth. “Approximately 1 percent of the population of Greene County is incarcerated,” Langston said. “Out of that 1 percent, 100 are in jail for murder or [other] hard crime. So you’re looking at a population of 42,420 people. We’ve got an 84-bed facility at this time.” Tierney said a facility designed similar to the Dunklin County Jail could house as many as 192 inmates.

“I’m convinced that the modular cells are the way to build a new jail,” Tierney said. “There’s no question they are very [good], and they’re not expensive.” Committee chairman Jerry Cunningham said the cost estimate for a new jail should not only include the cost of constructing and operating a new facility, but it should also include the cost for updating the current facility as the committee had previously suggested it be used for female inmates only. Langston said he is currently compiling a cost estimate to update the county jail. He said a three-quarter-cent permanent tax should pay for the construction of a new facility as well as updating the current facility and operating both jails. He said 25 percent of the tax would be used for construction while the rest would cover operation and maintenance costs. However, he said he would not want to see the 25 percent used for construction expire. “I would much rather keep the full [three-quarter-cent tax]. That way we have a buffer in case something does come up and we have to do an addition,” Langston said. Langston said a new jail is needed not only to house the county’s current inmate population, but would also house prisoners from Greene County who are currently being housed in other facilities. He said the county is losing money by having its prisoners housed in other counties.

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Fire truck fun Londynn Adams, 2, plays Tuesday at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro.

Petting zoo open to public Saturday PSD board expels

JONESBORO — The College of Agriculture and Technology will host the spring opening of the Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Arkansas State University Farm Complex. The petting zoo is free and open to the public. Today and Friday the petting zoo is reserved for school groups by appointment, and this year’s bookings are filled, said Dr. Kim Pittcock, associate professor of horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Technology. About 1,050 school children will attend this spring’s zoo opening. The students, preschoolers through second-graders, will go on a hay ride and see the animals, such as lambs, goats, pigs, rabbits, chicks and freshly sheared alpacas in the petting zoo at the barn. They may also see Berry the red bull and ride a horse. Eighty to 90 youngsters are expected to go through the barn hourly. “We can’t accommodate any more,” Pittcock said. “This is an appropriate age group.” The College of Agriculture and Technology began the free petting zoo on the farm at the beef barn facility in fall 2006. It began on a Friday during mid-October, with the weekday reserved

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Madison Willmuth pets a rabbit climbing over her lap Oct. 29 at the Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo on the Arkansas State University Farm in Jonesboro. for school groups and the following Saturday open to the general public. After an overwhelming response the zoo was

expanded to two days for school groups and continues on Saturdays for the public. Before the official pet-

ting zoo’s opening, schools randomly contacted the farm and were given tours primarily of swine and sheep areas. “The petting zoo was created to allow for more interaction between our small visitors and a larger assortment of animals,” Pittcock said. The zoo is open twice a year, spring and fall. Animals on display in the zoo have been sheep, miniature donkeys, miniature horses, deer, ducks, chickens, pigs, llamas, bottlefed calves, turkeys, cats, dogs, goats and rabbits, she said. “We try to have as many young offspring of the animals as we can, so the children can pet both the adult and baby animals,” Pittcock said. On Saturdays horseback riding is available in the pasture and is one of the most popular attractions. Long lines also wait outside the chick, duckling and baby bunny petting areas. In spring 2008 the name was officially changed to the Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo. The Nix’s children have created an endowment to assist in supporting it. Their generosity has helped raise funds for general improvement of the facilities and expanded public relations for the petting zoo.

third-grade pupil BY JOE GROVE PAXTON NEWS BUREAU

PARAGOULD — The Paragould District Board expelled a third-grader for the remainder of the school year at a called meeting Tuesday. The parents of the student requested a closed hearing. When the board returned to open session, Superintendent Aaron Hosman said, “On April 12, 2011, I received information from Mr. Allen, principal at Woodrow Wilson Elementary, describing an incident involving a third-grade student. Due to the seriousness of the offense, I recommend we expel the student for the remainder of the spring semester for violation of rule seven, page 36 of the elementary handbook.” The board approved the recommendation. Rule seven pertains to students bringing weapons to school.

Needing a new roof

In other business, Hosman told the board the 30-year-old high school gym roof is now in serious need of being replaced. He said they have all bragged about the roof and wondered at what point in time it would have to be replaced. He said the time is now. The estimated cost is $70,000 to $80,000. “Sometimes you run with things as long as you can, but the time is up on this roof,” he said. “We need to get it done. There is no water on the wood floor yet, but there is some damage to the walls and the wooded area up under the eaves.” Hosman indicated there is an immediacy on this project and suggested he could bypass the time delay involved in the bidding process by getting approval from the Department of Education as it is an emergency situation. The board instructed him to do so. After a short executive session to consider personnel matters, the board voted to accept the resignations of Ruth Brown, custodian at the high school, and Janice Sharp, high school special eduction teacher.

Pull! Instructor says PHS trap shooting club provides worthwhile hobby for students BY JOE GROVE PAXTON NEWS BUREAU

PARAGOULD — A rapidly growing sport at rural high schools requires equipment the kids who compete cannot even

bring on campus without fear of expulsion. Trap shooting is a sport where round disks called clay pigeons are tossed through the air and competitors shoot at them with shotguns.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been promoting this sport in recent years on school campuses and through 4-H clubs as part of its Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program.

Rob Asher, a network systems technician, coaches a team of trap shooters at Paragould High School. He said the Arkansas program is “one of the largest, if not the largest, youth shooting

program in the United States.” When asked how he came to coach the team, Asher said, “Since I opened my mouth, I was the lucky victim. Our superintendent was discuss-

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Going from car sales to customizations Council wants Man finds passion working to put style into motorcycles, cars and trucks

ing an old pickup truck, a 1953 Ford. He has it stripped and is getting it ready for paint. One door is off as it had severe rust that had to be cut out and the metal replaced. When he gets done with the paint, it will go to an upholstery shop. “A project like this will take a couple of months, and that’s just the paint job,” Adams said. Adams got his first motorcycle when he was 12 and then didn’t have one for many years. He got another one about six years ago. Among the motorcycles he has customized was a chopper he made from the frame up. He bought a custom frame and crate motor for a Harley Davidson Road

King. The finished product took first place in its division at the annual hot rod show at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in 2005. Sitting in his shop were pieces of another project he is working on, a 1977 Pinto wagon, which he is building for his wife to drive. “It will have a fuel-injected, V-6 engine from a 2008 Ford Ranger pickup,” Adams said. “I will also use the dashboard from the Ranger as it fits nicely. It will be nice enough to show. I just got the chrome back from being re-chromed. It will be basically a brand-new car when it is finished.” The Ford Pinto was often referred to as a cigarette lighter be-

cause it tended to burst into flame in a rear-end collision. It seems the gas tank was located in a vulnerable spot. “I don’t think that is true about the wagon,” Adams said. “I’m not even going to have the gas tank there at all.” Adams doesn’t think much of the rat rod trend that is now prevalent in the hot rod world. A rat rod is an older car that has been modified with whatever the hot rodder has available. Little to no money is spent on paint, rust removal or upholstery. “I’m into shiny stuff, “Adams said. “My favorite color is chrome.” Most of Adams’ customizing, whether a motorcycle or hot rod, has to do with the paint. He started by air brushing murals on vans when that was a craze back in the 1980s. “I realized if I could paint a mural on a van and clear coat it, I could probably paint the entire car,” he said. Although he is working on the Ford pickup and the Pinto, there is a tank and fenders from a Harley Sportster sitting on the paint stand ready for his attention. He said the most unique car he has worked on was a 1928 Studebaker, which later appeared in a classic car TV show. The most unique motorcycle was the chopper he made from the ground up.

has shown strong leadership. The award is $1,000 annually, paid $500 per semester, contingent on available funds. Students who have a minimum of 60 ASU credit hours and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 are eligible to apply. The recipient will be

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PARAGOULD — He introduced himself as Tick Adams, and he makes a living customizing motorcycles and cars out of a little shop in Finch, which is barely a wide spot in the road on Arkansas 358. The shop is called Adams Heartland Customs. The first question had to be why do they call him Tick when his real name is Danny? “When I was a kid, I was real little, and when I was 14, I was riding on the back of a motorcycle one winter with a big guy named Wally. We were both wearing the same school jacket and another guy, who was riding with us, said, ‘Look at Danny. He looks like a tick on Wally’s back,’” Adams said. Adams grew up in Dixie and graduated from Monette High School. For years he made his living selling used cars, but now he makes his living customizing motorcycles and hot rods. “For the past two years I was doing mostly motorcycles, but now I am doing mostly hot rods,” Adams said. “It comes and goes. Whatever people want, I’m just trying to make a buck. If somebody comes along that wants me to do an old truck, I’ll do an old truck.” Right now he is do-

Tick Adams shows off a pair of his custom motorcycles outside his shop in Finch. Behind him is his El Camino, which sports one of his custom flame paint jobs.

ballpark name to honor man

JONESBORO — The Bay City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to name the city’s baseball-softball complex after former parks director Wilford McMasters for his years of faithful service to the City of Bay and its youth. McMasters died unexpectedly last month after suffering an aneurysm. He was 68. McMasters performed his duties without pay, and he was never far from the ballpark, his son, Boyd McMasters, told The Sun in March. Bay Mayor Darrell Kirby told council members that Kevin and Cyndi Bond have been taking care of the park since McMasters’ death, but with their work commitments and other obligations, Kirby suggested establishing a volunteer booster club or committee to oversee the ballpark’s maintenance and operations needs. Aldermen suggested hanging sign-up sheets at the ballpark for potential volunteers to indicate their willingness to serve.

Clean-up scheduled

Bay also will host a citywide spring clean-up the second week in May. Dedman’s Sanitation agreed to the date and has committed two employees to the project. Kirby said Dedman’s will bill the city $10 per hour for each of the two employees, and they’re expected to work 40 hours each that week. Kirby said city employees will also pick up residents’ leaves, brush and limbs that week. The council also discussed whether city officials will contest the city’s 2010 Census report. Kirby and other city officials question the report’s findings. Aldermen at Tuesday night’s meeting also questioned the data. According to 2010 U.S. Census data, the City of Bay grew by one person, and Bay’s population is now at 1,801. Kirby told aldermen he was trying to get an accurate estimate of how much it would cost the city to contest the findings. The city can’t challenge the U.S. Census Bureau’s findings before June 1. In other business, Kirby told council members a new tornado siren was mounted on Brown Street, but electrical service hasn’t been connected to the device yet. —Waylon Harris

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JONESBORO — Arkansas State University-Jonesboro’s 1909 Society Scholarship deadline is May 6. The scholarship is an annual award given to an undergraduate who is involved in campus life and

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Riverside to register new kindergartners JONESBORO — Riverside School District will have kindergarten registration for the 2011-12 school year from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 22 at Riverside East Elementary and from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 6 for Riverside West Elementary. Students being enrolled must be 5 on or before Aug. 15. A Social Security card, birth certificate and current shot record must be provided on the day of registration.

SHOOTING: Laser-equipped guns tied into video game gives students means for practice during school FROM PAGE A8 program, and I suggested it for here.” He said there was a surprising amount of interest in the club. “We only have a senior division, and we had 54 kids sign up this year, and 35 of those did all the paperwork and completed the requirements to compete,” he said. The state requires the participants to have a current hunter education card and make it to a least five practices, although the PHS club has more mandatory requirements. If a student can’t bring a shotgun on campus, how do they practice? Asher said they have solved that problem two ways. They have several shotguns that have been rendered inoperable and then equipped with a laser system that ties them into an overgrown video game. A

Students in the Paragould High School trap shooting club practice off campus at a lot next to Campground Methodist Church. red dot travels across the screen, imitating the clay pigeon, and the student attempts to hit it with a laser beam from the gun. Such things as windage or shot size can be changed

Pictured from left are Colton Wilmer, Katie Trout and Tyler Hampton.

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er’s mind. “I was lucky enough to have older people who were willing to take me hunting and fishing and keep me out of trouble,” Asher said. “If it hadn’t been for that, I’d have been the biggest thug in Northeast Arkansas. My passion became hunting and fishing for weekends or idle time. You know, the devil plays with idle hands.” The second way the students practice is off-campus, where they use live ammunition, guns that will really fire and real clay disks. The Campground Methodist Church allows them to use land behind the church, and they have a portable trap thrower to toss the clay pigeons. “The portable trap thrower is something we purchased this year,” Asher said. The program is funded

in part by the school, student fund-raisers and the AG&FC. “We do get quite a few kids who have never even held a gun before and aren’t comfortable holding one,” Asher said. “This is an introductory sport, and we don’t get into the technical things about shooting such as gun fitting.” He said the technical aspects of the sport and the expensive shotguns are for the clubs that are into winning. “We’re here to get them into something they might enjoy and be responsible for,” Asher said. “We give them something to get them started.” The students shoot with 12- and 20-gauge shotguns. The club is co-educational, and Asher said girls often make the better shooters if they have never fired a gun before they get into the program.

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Musical, ‘Into the Woods,’ is JHS theater’s swan song

JONESBORO — Jonesboro High School Choral Department’s final performance of “Into the Woods” Saturday will mark the end of an era. It will be the last musical ever performed in the JHS Theater. With the passage of the property tax increase last fall, the district will be building a new fine arts facility. Last month crews moved heavy equipment onto the front lawn of the high school in preparation for the construction of the new performing arts center. The current theater was built more than 35 years ago after JHS was destroyed in a tornado. It has served a generation of students well, but it is no longer a viable venue for today’s high tech productions. JHS Choral Director Krisie Holmes made an insightful choice when she selected “Into the Woods” for the final musical. The show, which is based on famous fairy tales, begins as a lively and irreverent fantasy but becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories told to children. “Over the last three decades the JHS Choral Department has spun a few fairy tales of its own, and it is sad to think that this is the end,” Holmes said. “Working on the musical this year has definitely been a bittersweet experience. At nearly every

The Jonesboro High School Choral Department will present “Into the Woods” beginning today at the JHS Theater. The production will continue through Saturturn, I’ve been reminded that this is the last time choir students will ever build a set on this stage, or rehearse choreography or learn blocking on this stage.” “It’s pretty special knowing that we are the last class to perform in this theater,” said senior Morgan Braden, who plays the role of the witch in “Into the Woods.” “I’ve been involved in the mu-

day. Pictured are Abbie Wilbanks as Red Riding Hood and Ashton Cheatham as the Big Bad Wolf.

sicals for the past three years, and those experiences have made a huge impact on me. Multiply that times 35 years, and you begin to see what kind of influence JHS musicals have had on students.” Previous JHS Choral Directors Bob Fuller, Gary Morris and Fonda Lofton taught thousands of students, and placed hundreds of them in musical theater roles in the

JHS Theater. Some of those talented students left Jonesboro and eventually made their way to Broadway. Many others work professionally in musical theater and performing arts. And they all got their start on the same stage at Jonesboro High School. Beyond witnessing history with this year’s musical, audience members will also be treated to a

CASA fund-raiser scheduled Saturday

JONESBORO — The Northeast Arkansas District Fairgrounds will be the setting Saturday from 7-11 p.m. for the “Cowboy Up for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)” fund-raiser. The event will include a barbecue competition with teams competing in pulled pork, ribs and chicken. Those attending will get to sample the food. Music will be presented by a cowboy band, sponsored by Central Chevrolet. “There will be about 70 items on the silent auc-

tion,” said Carla Borden, executive director. Tickets, $40 per person or $75 a couple, may be purchased at the door or by calling 935-1099. All proceeds go to benefit CASA of the 2nd Judicial District which trains and support advocates for children who have been neglected and abused and placed in foster care.

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children so that they can thrive in a safe environment. Volunteers are everyday citizens judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives. Volunteers have helped more than two million children find safe, permanent homes. Volunteers get to know the child and talk with everyone in that child’s life — parents and relatives,

Elks plan ‘Derby Day’ events

JONESBORO — Jonesboro Elks Lodge No. 498 will hold an “Arkansas Derby” weekend at the lodge beginning Friday with “Derby Big Dogs” available from 6 to 8 p.m. Condiments including sauerkraut, chopped onions, grated cheese, jalapenos, slaw and chili will be available to “dress the jumbo hot dogs” and chips will be served with the meal. The meal is available to members and guests at a cost of $5 per person. Individuals are asked to sign up no later than today so that appropriate preparations can be made. A dance will follow at 7:30 p.m. with DJ Mark Taylor providing music. The lodge will open at 1 p.m. Saturday for members and guests to come out and watch the horse races on the lounge televisions. Members can bring snacks to share during the races and everyone is encouraged to come wearing their best “derby hat.”

foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them. Being a CASA volunteer does not require any special education or background. A person must pass a background check, participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average).

BIRTHS | James and Amanda Walters of Bay are the parents of a son, Danny LaVelle Walters. The 7-pound, 11-ouncer arrived Thursday, March 3, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Danny has a 3-year-old brother, Damen. Grandparents are Danny and Marilyn Walters and Thomas Jr. and Patricia Lytle, all of Bay. Greatgrandparents are L.V. and Mary Williams and James and Lois Adams, all of Trumann, Thomas Sr. and Allene Lytle of

Bay and Bertie and Mandy Walters of Newark. Donald and Shanda Powell of Wynne are the parents of a daughter, Jordyn Elizabeth. The 6pound, 3-ouncer arrived Tuesday, March 29, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Jordyn has a brother, Jimmy III, and a sister, Jessica. Grandparents are Lynne Powell of Greenwood, Miss., and Perry and Mamie Zimmerman of Carrollton, Miss.

state-of-the-art sound and lighting display provided by Memphis-based Elite Multimedia Productions. Other highlights include a custom-built set, and lush, extravagant costumes. Students will wear costumes from the 2002 Broadway revival version of “Into the Woods.” One costume that is sure to be a show-stopper is Milky White, the cow. Senior Drake May plays the role, and he has spent hours learning to work the multi-part costume. Other elaborate costumes include those worn by the witch, and Cinderella and her stepsisters. And of course, Stephen Sondheim’s music does not disappoint. The musical score ranges from the “Into the Woods” theme song to songs such as “Children Will Listen.” Perhaps the most amazing thing about this year’s musical is that the cast has pulled it together in two and a half weeks. They had only two rehearsals with the orchestra, which includes a string section from Memphis. What does it take to put up a show in less than three weeks? It takes rehearsals every day and night, including the weekends. It takes giving up spring break to build the set. It takes juggling classes, homework, church and jobs to make time for demanding rehearsals. But cast members willingly sacrifice in order to be a part of something

bigger than themselves — to be a part of JHS musical theater history. But with every end comes a new beginning. The new Jonesboro Public Schools Performing Arts Center is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012, and Holmes is already planning for the inaugural musical production in the new facility. In fact, this year’s sophomore performers will be the only students to appear on both stages — in the current JHS theater and the Performing Arts Center. “Performing on the JHS stage is something I’ve always wanted to do,” said sophomore Abbie Wilbanks, who plays Little Red Riding Hood in “Into the Woods.” “I never imagined I would be one of the last students to perform on a stage that so many talented young people have performed on. Nor did I imagine that I would be one of the first to perform on a new stage that will be used for many years to come.” When “Into the Woods” closes Saturday night, it will be the final curtain for musical theater on the current JHS stage. But given the rich history and heritage of the JHS Choral Department, the performances on the stage at the new Performing Arts Center are sure to be theatrical sensations. Show times for “Into the Woods” are 7 p.m. today-Saturday at the JHS Theater. Tickets are $10.

SOCIAL CALENDAR | Today Spring Swing, to benefit the Women’s Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Cooper Alumni Center, Arkansas State University campus. Chapter CF of P.E.O., 6:30 p.m., by Mrs. Sarah Murphy, 2412 Pinnacle Point. Mrs. LaNita Cooper, cohostess. Chapter AJ of P.E.O., 1:30 p.m., by Mrs. Anne Stone, 214 Hillpoint Cove. Mrs. Tracey Parker, co-hostess. Chapter BN of P.E.O., 10 a.m. by Mrs. Gail Wilson, 1407 Redbud Circle. Mrs. Angie Rainwater, co-hostess. Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro, 11 a.m., general meeting, First United Methodist Church. Preceptor Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, 6 p.m., Craighead County Courthouse annex. Pleasant Grove Extension Homemakers Club, 1 p.m., conference room, Craighead County Extension Service office. Mrs. Irma Jo McCall, hostess. Jonesboro Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center. Pistols and Petticoats Square Dance Club, 7 p.m., Family Life Center, St. Paul United Methodist Church. Nettleton Chapter 409, Order of Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Nettleton Masonic Hall. United Auto Workers Retirees, 11:15 a.m., Beverly’s Restaurant in Pocahontas. Stated Communications of

Cardinal Lodge 677, 7:30 p.m., Weiner. Walk fit class, 8 a.m., game groups, 9 a.m., F.I.T. and bean bag baseball, 9:30 a.m., brain fitness, 10 a.m., chair exercise class, 10:30 a.m., beanbag baseball, noon, women’s pool, 1 p.m., line dancing, 2 p.m., and gentle yoga, 3:30 p.m., Zumba fitness, 4 p.m., and game night and baked potato supper, 5:30 p.m., St. Bernards Senior Life Center, 700 East Washington.

Friday, April 15 Mrs. Pam Neal to honor the Crum-Neal bridal party at a rehearsal dinner at Don’s Steakhouse in Walnut Ridge. Wedding rehearsal to follow at the First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. Reyno China Painters, 10 a.m., Old Reyno Free Will Baptist Church. Games Club (Bridge), 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center. Senior Citizens Exercise Group, 2 to 4 p.m., Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center. KITS (Keep in Touch with Seniors), 7 p.m. dance, Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center. Walk fit class, 8 a.m., game groups, 9 a.m., F.I.T., 9:30 a.m., music program, 10 a.m., chair exercise class, 10:30 a.m., Wii games, 11:30 a.m., and F.I.T., 1 p.m., St. Bernards Senior Life Center, 700 East Washington.

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Arkansas redistricting plan draws mixed reviews BY ANDREW DEMILLO ASSOCIATED PRESS

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislature gave one last ceremonial nod to its plan to redraw the state’s congressional boundaries Wednesday, but the compromise map had few politicians at the state or federal level rushing to fully embrace the new boundaries. The House and Senate approved the redistricting bill in less than 90 minutes Wednesday, a day after the Legislature gave final approval to an identical version of the plan that Gov. Mike Beebe intends to sign into law. It was a largely ceremonial step that cost the state’s taxpayers an additional $20,700. Both chambers recessed and planned to return to the Capitol on April 27 to formally adjourn. The votes mark the end of a contentious fight lawmakers have been engaged in since April 1, when legislative leaders extended the session to

focus solely on congressional redistricting. Both chambers unveiled the compromise proposal on Monday, after the House and Senate had deadlocked on each other’s proposals. “I think it’s time to put the divisiveness of this issue behind us,” Sen. Sue Madison, the chairwoman of the Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, told senators before they approved the redistricting plan on a 23-11 vote. The House later agreed with an amendment to the bill on a 61-19 vote. Unlike previous redistricting proposals, the final product drew relatively muted responses from party leaders in Arkansas. Neither the Democratic Party of Arkansas nor the Republican Party would endorse the plan. “We wish the Legislature could have agreed on a map that better respected our communities of interest and kept our districts more compact,” State Republican Party

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Woman pleads guilty to tax fraud

EL DORADO (AP) — A federal prosecutor said an El Dorado tax-return preparer has entered guilty pleas to five counts of filing false income tax returns. A news release Wednesday from U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge said Wanda S. Reedy had entered the pleas in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. According to the news release, Reedy admitted filing false returns for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 tax years that claimed refunds totaling $111,150. The release said Reedy had agreed to pay restitution of that amount to the federal Internal Revenue Service.

Request to change trial date denied

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A man charged with capital murder for shooting to death a soldier at a military recruiting station in Little Rock has failed in an attempt to have his trial postponed. Abdulhakim Muhammad on Wednesday was granted a 3-week delay to a pre-trial deadline. But Circuit Judge Herb Wright would not move Muhammad’s July 18 trial date. The judge gave Muhammad’s lawyer, Patrick Benca, until May 5 to produce information on the defense he plans to use and on a mental evaluation he ordered for Muhammad. Muhammad was caught by Little Rock police in 2009 shortly after he opened fire at the recruiting station in west Little Rock. Muhammad admitted to the killing in jail phone calls to The Associated Press.

Skeletal remains in Ark. pond identified

HARTMAN (AP) — Johnson County authorities said skeletal remains found in a pond near Hartman have been identified as a Clarksville resident who disappeared in October. The sheriff’s office said medical examiners at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock used dental records to identify 57-year-old April D’Andrea. Two fishermen discovered the remains on the edge of a backwater pond off Horsehead Creek Saturday afternoon. Authorities said nearly 30 pieces of evidence were found near the remains and collected.

Alligator escapes from nature center

PINE BLUFF (AP) — The state Game and Fish Commission said in a news release Wednesday that a 9-foot alligator had escaped from the Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center in the Pine Bluff Regional Park. The release said the alligator, kept on display at the rear of the nature center, was discovered missing Tuesday. The release said the gator escaped through two fences and is believed to be in the area’s swamp or bayou surroundings, along with native alligators. The G&FC said the reptile, captured less than a year ago, has been a popular exhibit. The agency said its personnel were searching for the animal but discouraged members of the public from disturbing any alligators they might spot.

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Arkansas House Speaker Rep. Robert Moore (right), D-Arkansas City, speaks with Senate President Paul Bookout, DExecutive Director Chase Dugger said. “Now that a compromise is final, our efforts are solely focused on gaining the majority vote in Arkansas’ four new congressional districts.” Democratic Party Chairman Will Bond also

Jonesboro, in the Senate chamber at the Arkansas Capitol in Little Rock on Wednesday.

sidestepped the question of whether the party supported the new boundaries. “As we said all along, Congressional redistricting was a legislative process which produced a bipartisan, legislative

compromise to redraw Congressional districts,” Bond said. The new boundaries were approved months after Democrats lost two congressional seats, giving the GOP a 3-1 majority in Arkansas’ U.S.

House seats. The plan splits up five counties, the first time Arkansas hasn’t kept counties in tact in its districts. It moves three southeastern Arkansas counties from the 4th District to the 1st congressional district, now held by Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford. Democrat U.S. Rep. Mike Ross represents the 4th district. The plan would also grow Ross’ district by stretching further into northwest Arkansas, removing counties or portions of counties represented by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack in the 3rd congressional district. The 2nd congressional district in central Arkansas, represented by Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, loses one county. Political observers said it’s a plan that won’t hurt Ross’ re-election efforts next year but that leaves the 4th district’s future less certain for Democrats if Ross opts for a widely expected gubernatorial run in 2014.

Damage to NPR stations likely unrelated BY SARAH EDDINGTON ASSOCIATED PRESS

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An arson at a National Public Radio affiliate in Arkansas and possible transmission wire tampering at a station in Texas likely are not related, investigators said Wednesday. Engineers at KTXK in Texarkana, Texas, found holes in a transmission cable earlier this month, and a fire damaged KUAR’s transmitter at Little Rock the next day. Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Little Rock are investigating the Arkansas incident while officers from the public safety and police services at Texarkana College look into KTXK. Officials from both agencies have said they would work together in effort to determine a possible correlation. NPR has come under increased scrutiny since activists caught an execu-

tive on camera deriding the tea party movement and saying NPR would be better off without federal funding. The executive and the NPR president resigned after the incident. The House has pushed an effort to end federal funding to NPR but denied the measure was a vendetta. Democratic opponents called the move an ideological attack. “At this time it does not appear that there is any connection between the two events,” said Grover Crossland, an agent with ATF in Little Rock. “There are so many dissimilarities.” Crossland said the agency will continue to communicate with officials in Texarkana and that he could not comment further on the arson because it is still under investigation. Todd Warren, executive director of public safety and police services at Texarkana College, said the portion of the KTXK’s

transmission cable punctured with two holes, one the diameter of a pencil, has not been taken down for further study yet, and the cause is still unknown. The holes were discovered April 1 after the station started experiencing transmission problems. “As we find evidence, we are certainly going to keep talking to (the agencies in Arkansas),” he said.

Operating below capacity Both stations are still not operating at full capacity. KTXK general manager Steve Mitchell said the Texarkana station is currently operating on a backup antenna at about 10 percent of its normal 100,000-watt power. He said permanent repairs are scheduled for next Tuesday and should be completed within a few days. Ben Fry, KUAR’s general manager, said the station is currently running at 5-10 percent of what it

was doing before the fire. He said that because the station is currently able to cover most of the metropolitan area, it is still reaching 70 percent of its audience. Fry said it will be at least a month before the station is back up to full power, adding that instead of fully repairing the station at its current location, engineers will wait until the station relocates to its new location at the Channel 7 tower next week. “We might as well go ahead and move to new site first,” he said. “It makes more sense to do that than rebuild everything here and then move everything.” The KUAR fire on April 2 caused suspicion after the engineer who discovered the fire found that the original lock on the door to the transmitter had been removed and a new lock was put in its place, preventing the engineer from entering the burning building.

Arkansas firm selected for Broadway Bridge BY LEWIS DELAVAN ARKANSAS NEWS BUREAU

LITTLE ROCK — The state Highway Commission on Wednesday chose Garver LLC of North Little Rock as design consultant for the new Broadway Bridge to connect Little Rock and North Little Rock. Garver, among four engineering firms invited to submit proposals, made a joint proposal with HNTB, a Kansas City, Mo.-based construction firm. Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department spokesman Glenn Bolick said officials will negotiate a contract with Garver over the next several weeks.

The design will be developed once Garver’s contract is reached. The department has set aside $45 million in federal bridge replacement aid and state matching funds, but the cost could be less, Bolick said. Garver was chosen on the basis of its design expertise, along with HNTB’s expertise in bridge construction, Bolick said. Once the design is developed, the department will have cost and work estimates. Tentative plans are for the department to demolish and replace the bridge in 2013, Bolick said Wednesday. The department will work with local govern-

ments on the design. “There will be a lot of public input on the design,” said Highway Department Director Dan Flowers. The department has found the 88-year-old Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River to be structurally sound but outdated. In a January letter to mayors and Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines, the Highway Department’s deputy director, Frank Vozel, wrote, “The department has made an assessment of the existing bridge structure and determined that the entire bridge should be replaced.” Vozel’s letter said the

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Obama: Cut spending, raise taxes on wealthy the future.” Obama’s speech was salted with calls for bipartisanship, but it also bristled with attacks on Republicans. They want to “end Medicare as we know it,” he said, and to extend tax cuts for the wealthy while demanding 33 million seniors pay more for health care. “That’s not right, and it’s not going to happen as long as I am president,” he vowed.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama coupled a call for $4 trillion in long-term deficit reductions with a blistering attack on Republican plans for taxes, Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday, laying down markers for a roiling debate in Congress and the 2012 presidential campaign to come. Obama said spending cuts and higher taxes alike must be part of any deficit-reduction plan, including an end to Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. He proposed an unspecified “debt failsafe” that would go into effect if Congress failed to make sure the national debt would be falling by 2014 relative to the size of the overall economy. “We have to live within our means, reduce our deficit and get back on a path that will allow us to pay down our debt,” the president said in a speech at George Washington University a few blocks from the White House. “And we have to do it in a way that protects the recovery, and protects the investments we need to grow, create jobs and win

cal broadside from our campaigner in chief.” Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, noted that the administration has asked Congress to raise the debt limit, but said, “the American people will not stand for that unless it is accompanied by serious action to reduce our deficit. More promises, hollow targets and Washington commissions simply won’t get the job done.” The president spoke less than a week after he reached a compromise with Boehner on an unprecedented package of $38 billion in spending cuts for this year just in time to avoid a partial government shutdown. Both houses of Congress are expected to pass the measure in the next 24 hours or so, closing the books on the current budget year and clearing the way for a far more defining debate about the size and shape of the government. Obama stepped to the podium at a juncture when tea party-backed Republicans are relishing early victories in the House, the 2012 Republican presidential field is just beginning to take shape and moderate Democratic lawmakers are

Ryan displeased Obama spoke to an audience that included Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., author of the House Republican budget that drew repeated presidential scorn. The Budget Committee chairman later told reporters he had been excited to receive an invitation to the speech, believing the administration was extending an olive branch. “Instead, what we got was a speech that was excessively partisan, dramatically inaccurate and hopelessly inadequate to addressing our country’s pressing fiscal challenges,“ Ryan said. ”What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our commander in chief. What we heard today was a politi-

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charting their re-election campaigns in swing seats. His emphasis on deficit reduction marked an appeal to independents as well as other voters who are eager to stem record annual deficits as well as gain control over a national debt that is more than $14 trillion. At the same time, he sought to keep faith with liberals and other supporters. To opponents of revisions in Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security, he said, “I guarantee that if we don’t make any changes at all, we won’t be able to keep our commitments to a retiring generation that will live longer and face higher

health-care costs than those who came before.” Of $4 trillion in cuts, Obama said $2 trillion should come from spending, $1 trillion from taxes, including ending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy, and the rest recouped from lower interest payments on the national debt. Administration officials said military spending would be reduced by $400 billion through 2023, domestic programs would absorb $770 billion in cuts and mandatory programs such as agricultural subsidies another $360 billion. An additional $480 billion would be saved from Medicare, which

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday about President Barack Obama’s speech on the deficit and his plan for future spending. most ardent budget cutters. The budget deficit is projected at $1.6 trillion this year. The CBO study confirms that the measure trims $38 billion in new spending authority relative to current levels, but many of the cuts come in slow-spending accounts like water-and-sewer grants that don’t have an immediate deficit impact. A separate CBO analysis provided to lawmakers but not released publicly says that $5.7 billion in savings claimed by cutting bonuses to states enrolling more children and reducing the amount of money available to subsidize healthcare cooperatives authorized under the new health-care law won’t produce a dime of actual savings. CBO believes they are simply cuts to spending authority that is unlikely to be used anyway. But those cuts to mandatory benefit programs, while producing no deficit savings, can be claimed under budget rules to pay for spending increases elsewhere in the legislation. All told, $17.8 million in such savings is claimed but just a tiny portion of it would actually reduce the deficit.

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — More than 10,000 people marched, waved signs and occupied buildings at college campuses across California on Wednesday in a show of opposition to state budget cuts to education that could lead to higher tuition, larger class sizes and lower enrollment. The rallies were part of a day of protest planned for all 23 California State University campuses. Similar events took place in states such as Massachusetts and New Jersey, where legislators are slashing education spending to close huge budget shortfalls. In California students peacefully occupied administration buildings in protest on at least six campuses, said Brian Ferguson, a spokesman for the California Faculty Association, which worked with students and employees to organize the demonstrations. He estimated about 12,000 students, faculty members and others participated in the rallies statewide. In Long Beach about 800 of those demonstrators marched to the student services adminis-

tration building — which had already shut down as a precaution — carrying signs reading “Education is a right” and “No more greed.” “I’m just mad at the government for funding more for prison and war than for education,” said Cecillee Espanol, a 22-year-old psychology major at the university’s Long Beach campus, who said she’s going to have to get a job next year to cover the cost of her classes. Another 1,000 people rallied at California State University, Sacramento, including about 100 who occupied a campus building. Deep budget cuts in California during the height of the recession two years ago led to sharp tuition hikes, employee furloughs, course cutbacks and reduced enrollment at the CSU and University of California systems. The state restored some of that funding last year. But California’s public colleges and universities face another round of painful cuts as Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature seek to close the state’s $26.6 billion budget deficit. “We’ve been carving

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A napping air traffic controller who forced a medical flight to land unaided in Nevada brought swift reaction from the Federal Aviation Administration, which on Wednesday added a second overnight controller at 26 airports and a radar facility. The move came after several other recent incidents of controllers sleeping during their shifts. The controller at Reno-Tahoe International Airport was out of communication for about 16 minutes when the aircraft carrying at least three people was landing

about 2 a.m. Wednesday, the FAA said. No injuries were reported. “This is absolutely unacceptable,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. “The American public trusts us to run a safe system. Safety is our No. 1 priority and I am committed to working 24-7 until these problems are corrected.” It was the second case this week of a controller being suspended for sleeping on the job. A controller at Boeing FieldKing County International in Seattle fell asleep during his morning shift on Monday and was sus-

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porary increases in sales, vehicle and personal income taxes. So far, Brown hasn’t secured the Republican support needed to hold a special election to even allow a vote on the tax question. Without that tax revenue, the state’s public colleges and universities could see much deeper cuts, which could lead to soaring tuition bills, fewer undergraduate seats and other drastic measures.

pended, FAA said. He was already facing disciplinary action for sleeping on two separate occasions during an early-evening shift in January, the agency said. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has warned against putting controllers alone on shifts and assigning tiring work schedules. At most airport towers, there’s no bathroom in the cab — the room on the top of the tower. With only one controller on duty, the position has to go unattended at times if the controller needs to use a bathroom.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new budget estimate released Wednesday shows that the spending bill negotiated between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would produce less than 1 percent of the $38 billion in promised savings by the end of this budget year. The Congressional Budget Office estimate shows that compared with current spending rates the spending bill due for a House vote today would cut federal outlays from non-war accounts by just $352 million through Sept. 30. About $8 billion in immediate cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid are offset by nearly equal increases in defense spending. When war funding is factored in, the legislation would actually increase total federal outlays by $3.3 billion relative to current levels. To a fair degree, the lack of immediate budget-cutting punch is because the budget year is more than half over and that cuts in new spending authority typically are slow to register on deficit tallies. And Republicans promise that when fully implemented and repeated year after year, the cuts in the measure would reduce the deficit by $315 billion over the coming decade. Still, the analysis is an early lesson about Washington budgeting for junior lawmakers elected last year on promises to swiftly attack the deficit. The House began preliminary debate on the measure Wednesday with it easily advancing over a procedural hurdle by a 241-179 vote. The measure appears on track to pass the House and Senate this week before a stopgap spending measure expires Friday at midnight despite opposition from some of the GOP’s

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President Barack Obama outlines his fiscal policy during an address at George Washington University in Washington on Wednesday.

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Carrier officers say Gadhafi troops hard to spot Forces now expertly camouflaged BY SLOBODAN LEKIC ASSOCIATED PRESS

ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE (AP) — As French navy Rafale and Super Etendard fighter-bombers carrying laser-guided bombs catapulted Wednesday off the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier into a cloudless Mediterranean sky, officers onboard described the difficulties they face: Despite all the modern technology, troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are harder than ever to identify from the air. Gadhafi’s forces are now expertly camouflaging their units to conceal them from detection and attack from the air, the officers said. “There is obviously a degree of savoir-faire on the part (of Gadhafi’s forces) that we haven’t seen before,” said the commander of the carrier’s air wing, who identified himself only as Herve.

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He compared it to the performance of Serbian troops during NATO’s airstrikes in Kosovo in 1999. The Serbs weathered NATO attacks and minimized their losses of tanks, armored personnel carriers, surface-to-air missiles and other vehicles through deft use of camouflage. The Charles de Gaulle, a nuclear-powered carrier is cruising along the northern edge of the Gulf of Sirte, near Libyan ter-

ritory. It leads a standard carrier task force of three frigates, a resupply oiler and a nuclear hunter-killer submarine. From its decks, at least 20 sorties over Libya are launched each day. The twin-engine Dassault Rafales flown Wednesday carried a combination of Mica air-to-air missiles, GBU-12 250-kilogram laser-guided bombs, GBU-58 125 kilogram bombs and laser pods designed to pinpoint targets for the bombs. The Super Etendards, a modernized version of a single-engine strike jet originally introduced into the French navy’s inventory in the 1960s, were armed with the laser-guided bombs. The warplanes, divided into two 5-jet flights, are charged with patrolling the battlefields and looking for targets of opportunity. From the decks of the carrier, it can be hard to gauge the results of the action over Libya. NATO reported from its headquarters in Brussels that 12 tanks were destroyed near Zintan, and an ammunition storage site was destroyed near Sukhan, south of Sirte.

Bombs not dropped NATO also said that 159 sorties had been flown Wednesday over Libya, 60 of them classified as strike sorties. But as officers on this ship know only too well, the pilots on strike sorties cannot

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — African Union peacekeepers who launched an offensive seven weeks ago have expanded their control of Mogadishu to around half the Somali capital. They’ve gotten so close to Islamic insurgents that the soldiers can hear them cock their rifles before counterattacks. But the campaign has come at a dear cost. Officials tell The Associated Press that more than 50 peacekeepers have been killed, along with an unknown number of Somali dead. The casualty rate is so high that the AU has not announced it, saying that is the responsibility of Uganda and Burundi, the two countries that currently contribute troops to the mission that is shoring up the weak U.N.-backed government.

U.S. bombs Pakistan; action condemned

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two U.S. missile strikes killed six reputed Afghan Taliban fighters in a Pakistani tribal region Wednesday, drawing sharp condemnation from Pakistan’s government just days after it asked Washington to limit such attacks. The United States relies heavily on the covert, CIA-run missile program to kill al-Qaida and Taliban fighters in Pakistan’s northwest — a program Pakistan publicly denounces but has secretly helped. The Obama administration said Tuesday it is negotiating a possible reduction in U.S. intelligence operatives and special operations officers in Pakistan as the two countries try to mend relations badly strained by the detention of a CIA contractor for killing two Pakistanis. On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry called drone attacks “a core irritant in the counter-terror campaign.”

Afghan police: Suicide bomber kills 10

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his vest full of explosives in northeastern Afghanistan on Wednesday killing 10 people including five schoolboys and an influential tribal elder and former military commander who supported the Afghan government. The target of the midday bombing in Kunar province was Malik Zareen, a leader of Afghan forces during the Soviet occupation in the 1980s, a provincial police chief said. The Afghan Ministry of Education said five schoolboys — students in the eighth, sixth, fourth and first grades — were among the 10 killed in what the ministry called an “anti-Islamic and inhumane act.”

Women, students join protests in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Women, children and students took to the streets in Syria Wednesday, lending their voices to a monthlong uprising that President Bashar Assad insists is the work of a foreign conspiracy. The protest movement is posing an increasing threat to Assad’s iron rule as it attracts an ever-wider following, with tens of thousands of people demanding political freedoms and an end to the decades-old emergency laws that extend state authority into nearly all aspects of Syrians’ lives. The protesters were demanding the release of hundreds of men who have been rounded up in the villages of Bayda and Beit Jnad.

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Crew members install weapons on a French navy Rafale fighter jet Wednesday before a mission over Libya from France’s flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier positioned in the Gulf of Sirte off the Libyan coast. always clearly identify targets; often they return without having dropped their bombs. To observers on the ground the fighting appears to have changed little. But the naval task force’s commander, Rear Adm. Philippe Coindreau, gave an optimistic report Wednesday. The back-andforth stalemate of the first week of April had ended and opposition forces had seized the initiative, he said. “There’s been a reversal of that tendency; the oppositions forces have regained territory,” he said in his headquarters on board the Charles de Gaulle. “Whether the air operation is more effective or not, I don’t know.”

NATO airstrikes hit Gadhafi targets AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — NATO launched new airstrikes Wednesday on targets held by Moammar Gadhafi as the rebel movement urged a stronger air campaign that will allow them to advance on Gadhafi’s territory. In Tripoli, meanwhile, Gadhafi’s finance minister angrily denounced proposals by rebel leaders that they be given some of the regime’s assets that were frozen as part of international sanctions. “That is financial piracy,” Finance Minister Abdulhafid Zlitni said of the idea. In all, about $120 billion in Libyan assets were frozen as part of international sanctions, Zlitni told a news conference. Concerning Wednesday’s bombings, a NATO official confirmed a strike on at least one ammunition bunker outside the Libyan capital, Tripoli. He asked that his

name not be used because the military alliance was not yet releasing the information publicly. Libya’s official JANA news agency reported airstrikes Wednesday in three other places: Misrata, Libya’s third-largest city; Sirte, a Gadhafi stronghold and home to the Libyan leader’s tribe; and Aziziyah, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) south of Tripoli. Jana said the strike in Misrata was in an area “populated with residents.” But Mohammed Abdullah, a Misrata activist and a professor, said residents had mostly evacuated that part of Misrata several weeks ago after Gadhafi troops stormed it. “Gadhafi troops are misleading the NATO,” he said. “The Gadhafi forces turn the shops into weapon caches and then claim that the areas are residential.”

Protesters see victory as Mubarak detained BY LEE KEATH AND SARAH EL DEEB ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAIRO (AP) — Ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were detained Wednesday for investigation of corruption, abuse of power and killings of protesters, bringing cheers of victory from activists who hoped it marked a turning point in Egypt’s turbulent transition to democracy. The 82-year-old Mubarak was under detention in a hospital, a step prosecutors depicted as a precaution to monitor his health while under questioning. His sons Gamal, once seen as Mubarak’s successor, and Alaa, a wealthy businessman, were jailed in Cairo’s Torah prison, where a string of former top regime figures — including Mubarak’s prime minister, ruling party chief and chief of staff — are already languishing, facing similar corruption investigations. The detention of the man who ruled Egypt unquestioned for 29 years set a new landmark in the already unprecedented wave of upheaval shaking the Middle East. It was arguably the first time an authoritarian leader in the Arab world has been brought to justice by his own people, given that Saddam Hussein was toppled and later captured by American troops, who handed him over for trial and execution by Iraq’s new Shiite rulers. Corruption had been rife under Mubarak’s regime. In a country where 40

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An Egyptian family protests with national flags Wednesday in front of Sharm elSheikh hospital where former President percent of the population lives on $2 a day or less, many resented the business tycoon-politicians elevated to power by Gamal Mubarak and accused of looting the nation’s coffers to enrich themselves. As Mubarak’s sons were driven away after being taken into custody in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the family has been living since Mubarak’s fall, protesters pelted the police van with water bottles, stones and their flip-flops in a sign of contempt. The detention was a significant victory for Egypt’s protest movement, which has been in an increasingly tense tugof-war with the country’s new military rulers over the shape of the postMubarak future.

Hosni Mubarak, 82, is hospitalized with heart problems in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Protesters have been pushing hard for the apparently reluctant military to prosecute Mubarak. Tens of thousands held the biggest rally in weeks last Friday in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square to demand his arrest, and some protesters accused the military of protecting the former president. Activists were now

watching whether the military leadership is willing to definitively bury the remnants of Mubarak’s authoritarian rule and open up a transition many accuse it of monopolizing.

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TOKYO (AP) — Small business owners and laborers forced to leave their homes and jobs because of radiation leaking from Japan’s tsunamiflooded nuclear plant rode a bus all the way to Tokyo on Wednesday to demand compensation from the plant’s operator. People are increasingly growing frustrated with Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s handling of the nuclear crisis, which has progressed fitfully since the March 11 tsunami swamped the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, knocking out important cooling systems. Restoring them will take months. “I am not asking for anything more than I am entitled to,� said Ichijiro Ishikawa, 69, who dug roads and tunnels and is now living in a shelter because his home is in a 12-mile evacuation zone around the plant. “I just want my due.�

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this week revised its rating of the severity of the crisis to level 7, the worst possible on an international scale. The only other level 7 was the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl plant in what is now Ukraine, though that explosion released 10 times the radioactivity that has come from Fukushima Dai-ichi so far. The nuclear crisis has hit farmers and fishermen in northeastern Japan hardest, though the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami caused widespread damage to factories, ports and other infrastructure that is taxing the world’s No. 3 economy. The government downgraded its economic outlook for the first time in Personal exchange six months on Wednesday, He and about 20 other saying in a monthly Cabipeople who lived and net report that drops in worked near the plant production and consumtraveled 140 miles south- er spending would limit west to hand-deliver a growth. letter to the president of Tokyo Electric, known as Airport reopened TEPCO. They said talks with the government over The ravaged northeast how to compensate vic- coast had some rare good tims will take too long to news Wednesday as the get started and they want Sendai airport reopened. money now. A few were It had been closed since near tears. the 32-foot wall of water They met near com- raced across the runways pany headquarters with and slammed cars and airfour TEPCO officials who craft into the airport’s terbowed to them in apol- minals. ogy. President Masataka Airport staff waved on Shimizu later apologized the tarmac at passengers during a 2-hour news con- emerging from the first ference and pledged to do flight, a Japan Airlines more, saying cash pay- Express plane emblaments would be readied zoned with the logo “Hang as soon as possible and the in there, Japan.� company would do its best The airport will handle to get the plant’s reactors only a few daytime flights under control and stop ra- for now, but its opening diation leaks. should help with relief ef“I offer my apologies for forts in communities virhaving spread radiation,� tually obliterated by the he said. “I apologize from disasters. the bottom of my heart.� “We can only operate in a Shimizu declined to com- small area, but I think it’s ment on whether he would a great step toward recovresign to show he is tak- ery,� said Naohito Nakano, ing responsibility for the an operations manager for crisis. He said his job is to JAL. deal with it, along with the The area around the problems of those evacu- airport, about a half-mile ated and concerns about from shore, remains a the energy supply. twisted wasteland of TEPCO earlier said it mud, uprooted trees and will give evacuated towns the remnants of smashed $240,000 each in “apology buildings and cars. Solmoney,� and analysts say diers were sifting through massive compensation the debris looking for claims could cost it sev- the bodies of some of the eral trillion yen. more than 15,000 people The government earlier still missing.


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BURLINGTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday considered dropping half-ton sandbags from a National Guard helicopter to shore up a dam that stands between 30 endangered homes and the swollen Des Lacs River in northwest North Dakota. State Homeland Security Director Greg Wilz called it a “crapshoot’” because engineers say the sandbags could do more harm than good. “At this stage of the game, it’s more art than science,” Wilz said. About 200 people living near the river had been advised to evacuate because the dam might fail, leading to a 2-foot to 3-foot rise on the river. After touring the area, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he was “amazed” at the flooding conditions. “I wish we could say with certainty what’s going to happen in the next day or so,” he told worried residents in a packed Burlington city hall. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the area on the west edge of Burlington, a city of about 1,200 people, saying a dam failure could lead to a 2-foot to 3-foot rise in the river. Assistant Police Chief Bill Hunt said he was not aware of anyone leaving their home yet, and that officials in a boat already have rescued one person whose home was surrounded by floodwaters. Authorities placed a video camera on the dam to monitor water levels and were prepared to immediately contact affected residents if the structure burst. It was a marked shift west for the

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North Dakota flood fight, after authorities in the Fargo area reported floodwaters were slowly dropping in rural areas hit with unprecedented overland flooding. Officials were quickly building up dikes in Valley City, west of Fargo, where the Sheyenne River was coming in higher and faster than expected. The dirt-and-rock Burlington Dam No. 1 was built in the 1930s to help control the river’s flow as it meets the Souris River and flows around Burl-

‘At this stage of the game, it’s more art than science.’ Greg Wilz N.D. state homeland security director ington. Authorities have been trying to plug holes in the dam with sandbags but can no longer access the site for safety reasons. Todd Sando, an engineer with the state of North Dakota, said “there is a very high potential it could wash out.” Hunt told The Associated Press that Federal Emergency Management Agency officials were bringing equipment to monitor the dam. Fire Chief Karter Lesmann said the city had about 3,000 sandbags on hand for use in the town. An evacuation could become mandatory if the dam were to fail or if officials became certain it was about to fail, Hunt said. He said it was difficult to predict what sort of damage might result from a failure or how much time people would have to prepare for high water.

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Today is Thursday, April 14, the 104th day of 2011. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington; the president died nine hours later. On this date: In 1775, the first American society for the abolition of slavery was formed in Philadelphia. In 1828, the first edition of Noah Webster’s “American Dictionary of the English Language” was published. In 1910, President William Howard Taft became the first U.S. chief executive to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game as the Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 3-0. In 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and began sinking. In 1931, King Alfonso XIII of Spain went into exile, and the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed. In 1949, at the conclusion of the so-called “Wilhelmstrasse Trial,” 19 for-

mer Nazi Foreign Office officials were sentenced by an American tribunal in Nuremberg to prison terms ranging from four to 25 years. In 1956, Ampex Corp. demonstrated the first successful videotape recorder at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters Convention in Chicago. In 1960, the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” opened on Broadway. In 1981, the first test flight of America’s first operational space shuttle, the Columbia, ended successfully with a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. In 1986, Americans got word of a U.S. air raid on Libya (because of the time difference, it was the early morning of April 15 where the attack occurred.) French feminist author Simone de Beauvoir died in Paris at age 78. Ten years ago: The 24 crew members of the U.S. spy plane who’d been held in China for 11 days landed at their home base, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington,

where they were greeted by thousands of friends, family members and other well-wishers. Five years ago: President George W. Bush rebuffed recommendations from a growing number of retired generals that he replace Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, saying, “He has my full support.” Kobe Bryant broke the Los Angeles Lakers’ single-season scoring record, getting 50 points to eclipse Elgin Baylor’s long-standing total of 2,719 points in a 11099 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. One year ago: A magnitude-7 earthquake in a remote Tibetan region of China killed some 2,700 people and injured more than 10,000. The Eyjafjallajokul volcano in Iceland erupted, sending out an ash plume that led most northern European countries to close their airspace between April 15 and 20, grounding about 10 million travelers worldwide. Ultra marathoner and amputee Amy Palmiero-Winters won the Sullivan Award as America’s top amateur athlete.

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HAIRY LARRY will perform today at Bella’z Restaurant, 5435 East Nettleton Ave., Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m. THE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION will host a jam session today at Dan’s Place, 101 School St., Bono. The music will begin at 7 p.m.

“NANOTECHNOLOGY: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?” will continue through June 26 at the Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

HOUSTON STEELE & BAD HABIT BAND AND THE 95.9 COUNTRY LEGENDS WOLFPACK BAND will perform today at the Trumann Dance Building. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4. All ages are welcome.

“NEWTON’S CORNER” will continue through Sept. 30 at the Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro. The exhibit is an exploration of Newton’s laws of physics and features hands-on science activities for the whole family. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

THE ASU CONCERT ORCHESTRA will perform today in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. KERRY LEE will perform Friday at The Spot at Piero’s, 320 South Main St., Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m.

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DAVID AND KYLE will perform Friday at Bella’z Restaurant, 5435 East Nettleton Ave., Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m.

THE DOWNS FAMILY will perform Friday at the Music and Memories Theater, 117 Cobean Blvd., Lake City. Show time is 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children ages 12 and younger.

ELEVENS REFUGE will perform Friday at The Office Lounge, 215 South Pruett St., Paragould. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

THEE HOMICIDAL SUPERMODELS will perform Friday at The Brickhouse, 218 South Main St., Jonesboro. Show time is 8 p.m.

STUDENTS OF THE JONESBORO SCHOOL OF ART will have their works on display through April 30 in the children’s library of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 West Oak Ave. MEMBERS OF THE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS VISUAL ARTS LEAGUE will have their works on display during April at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 West Oak Ave.

GAGE COUNTRY will perform today at Reynolds Park in Paragould. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4. The band will also play Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Red Goose Deli, 215 South Pruett St., Paragould.

JAGGED DAISY will perform Friday at Sugarbakers Coffee House Cafe, 221 South Pruett St., Paragould. Show time is 7 p.m.

continue through April 30 at the Arkansas State University Museum.

THE BILL AND ALICE NIX PETTING ZOO will be open Saturday at the Arkansas State University Farm off Aggie Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Above: The Arkansas State University Theatre will present “The Visit” Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday at the Fowler Center. Right: Larry “Barney Fife” Delawder will perform Saturday at the Music and Memories Theater in Lake City. JORDAN MILLER, SKEETER NASH AND KEVIN STEWART will be among those performing Saturday at the Roundup Country Music Show, 9171 U.S. 49B North, Brookland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show to begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 11 and younger. THE BOBBITTS will be among those performing Saturday at the Gospel Opry Show at the Plantation Park Music Theater on Hasbrook Road in Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens 55 and older and free

for children ages 12 and younger. TODD SMITH FEATURING JOSH COPELAND will perform Saturday at The Spot at Piero’s, 320 South Main St., Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m. LARRY “BARNEY FIFE” DELAWDER MINISTRIES will perform Saturday at the Music and Memories Theater, 117 Cobean Blvd., Lake City. Show time is 7 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children ages 12 and younger. THE MIDSOUTH HIP-HOP HEART BENEFIT SHOW is set Saturday at The Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson St., Jonesboro. The show will feature Matthew Shipman, Self Made, DJ Zirk and PGF. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. HOUSTON STEELE will perform Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Airport Road in Jonesboro. Show time is 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

THE BREWERS will perform Monday at the Red Goose Deli, 117 North Pruett St., Paragould. Part of KASU’s Blue Monday concert series, show time is 7 p.m.

FREAK JONES will perform Wednesday at The Brickhouse, 218 South Main St., Jonesboro. Call the venue for show time. THE ASU JAZZ BANDS AND DELTA VOX will perform April 21 in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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THE ANNUAL BROOKLAND COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Woods Chapel General Baptist Church, 175 Arkansas 230 East. Children ages 12 and younger can participate in the hunt. There will be a short story and song service before the hunt.

PURE COUNTRY will perform Monday at the Bono Senior Citizens Center, 111 East College St. Show time is 7 p.m. Admission is $2. All ages are welcome.

CHRIS WILSON will perform Tuesday in the Arkansas State University Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Wilson is an assistant professor of trumpet at ASU. He will be accompanied by Lauren Schack-Clark at the piano and Craig Collison on marimba. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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A COMMUNITYWIDE EASTER EGG HUNT will be Saturday at the Southside Softball Complex in Jonesboro. Hosted by the Jonesboro Jaycees, activities will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children ages 12 and younger can participate in the event.

THE DELTA SAINTS AND GABRAHM VITEK will perform Saturday at The Brickhouse, 218 South Main St., Jonesboro. Call the venue for show time.

THE ASU SYMPHONIC WINDS will perform Monday in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center. The concert, titled “Relationships-Music for Spring,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The Jonesboro High School Choral Department will present “Into the Woods” beginning today and continuing through Saturday at the JHS Theater.

A KID-DOG EASTER EGG HUNT is set Saturday at Jonesboro Animal Control, 6119 East Highland Drive, Jonesboro. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and is free for all kids ages 10 and younger.

ZACH WILLIAMS AND THE REFORMATION will perform Saturday at Sidelines in Trumann. Show time is 9 p.m. Admission is $5. This is a 21+ show.

“INTO THE WOODS” will open today at the Jonesboro High School Theater. Presented by the JHS Choral Department, show time is 7 p.m. todaySaturday. Tickets are $10 and available from the Jonesboro Public Schools Web site at www.jps.k12.ar.us. “BACK TO THE ’80S” will open Friday at the Paragould High School Auditorium. Presented by the PHS Fine Arts Department, show time is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens. “THE VISIT” will open Friday at the Arkansas State University Fowler Center. Presented by

the ASU Theatre, show time is 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available by calling 972-2781 or online at tickets.astate. edu. Advance tickets are recommended. “REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE” will open Saturday at the Brookland Performing Arts Center. Presented by the Brookland High School Drama Department, show time is 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and available at the door.

GALLERIES “THE ART GUYS: RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES” will continue through Friday in the Bradbury Gallery at the Arkansas State University Fowler Center. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the gallery talk and exhibition is free. THE OZARKS VISUAL ARTIST SHOWCASE will be Saturday in the historic Hardy gym. The event will feature original paintings, prints and other items from area artists, as well as demonstrations throughout the day. Admission is free. For more information call 257-2618. “SLIP” will continue through April 22 at the Arkansas State University Fine Arts Center Gallery in Jonesboro. The exhibition features the works of Joe Morzuch and Cara Sullivan. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. THE EAST POINSETT COUNTY STUDENT ART SHOW will continue through April 22 at the Southern Tenant Farmer’s Union Museum, 117 Main St., Tyronza. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. “THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES” will

THE BONO EASTER EGG HUNT will be Saturday at the city park. Hosted by the Bono Community Action Network and the Bono Fire Department, activities will begin at 2 p.m. Egg hunts will be divided into four age groups. For more information call Carla Brown at 974-1134.

OUTDOORS THE ARKANSAS WALKING-RACKING SHOW ASSOCIATION’S STATE CHARITY SHOW is set Saturday at the Arkansas State University Equine Events Center. The show will begin at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and free for ages 6 and younger.

ETC. “THE ARKANSAS ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY: A MODEL ORGANIZATION FOR RESEARCH AND PRESERVATION,” a lecture by Dr. Tom Green, will be at 7 p.m. today in Room 157 of the Arkansas State University Museum. Admission is free. THE 2011 HMG HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO will be Saturday and Sunday at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Free health screenings will be offered on Saturday, and panel discussions and healthy cooking demonstrations will be held both Saturday and Sunday. Expo hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For a complete list of activities visit www.hmgexpo.com. THE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY POTTERY GUILD’S ANNUAL SPRING POTTERY SALE will be April 21-23 at The Edge Coffee House, 1900 Aggie Road, Jonesboro. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21-22 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23. “TALES FROM THE CEMETERY” will be April 21 at the Depot Center, 103 Dewey St., Manila. Presented by the Manila Depot Museum, the program will begin at 10 a.m. An additional performance will be at 1 p.m. at the Manila Cemetery, 300 Dunkin St., Manila. Both are free. For more information call 561-3501.


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ASU nips UM again BY MATTHEW V. ROBERSON SUN STAFF WRITER

JONESBORO — Clutch hits are becoming more common, and balls are finally finding holes for Arkansas State. The Red Wolves completed a 2-game series sweep of rival Memphis as Michael Faulkner and Tyler Smith delivered key hits to fuel ASU to a 5-4 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night at Tomlinson Stadium. It was Arkansas State’s third straight victory and fourth in five games following a 7-game losing streak. ASU coach Tommy Raffo said things have been going right for the Red Wolves recently and did again Wednesday night. “We had some balls fall for us,” Raffo said. “I think the guys are excited about that. Baseball is a funny game. A ball bounced five feet one way, and you get an opportunity for a 2-out hit to fall in for you, and who knows? That’s exciting and, obviously, we’ve got a bunch more teams to play and hopefully we can get some more of those breaks.” Smith went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in while Faulkner had a hit and three RBIs to account for all five of Arkansas State’s runs. ASU (16-20) connected for nine hits and had runners on base

A-State FOOTBALL | Teams for Arkansas State’s Spring Game were chosen Wednesday. Quarterback Ryan Aplin and safety Kelcie McCray are captains for one team, while quarterback Phillip Butterfield and linebacker Demario Davis are captains for the other side. The game is set for Saturday at 10 a.m.

in every inning but one. Faulkner said the Red Wolves are swinging the bat with confidence, and it has shown in their production. ASU has scored 47 runs in its last five games. “Everybody is pretty confident right now,” Faulkner said. “In the dugout, when one person gets a hit and then another gets one, it becomes pretty contagious throughout the whole lineup. It makes the next guy want to get a hit even more, and we’ve been hitting much better lately.” Trailing 1-0, Faulkner gave Arkansas State the lead with a 2-out, 2-run single in the bottom of the second. Smith doubled with one out, and Dustin Jones singled to put runners at the corner to bring Faulkner up in an early-inning key situation. Remembering how the Tigers had pitched the night before, Faulkner got a pitch to his liking and slapped it down the line in left for a 2-run double and 2-1 lead. “I knew they were going to pitch me away with runners in scoring position,” Faulkner said. “That’s what they did yesterday, and that’s what they were going to do today. I was looking to drive the ball to the opposite field, and he put it on the outsider corPLEASE SEE ASU, B3

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Arkansas State’s Michael Faulkner (left) directs teammate Ryan Emery back to first base in front of Memphis’ T.J. Rich after an unsuccessful pickoff and rundown attempt during the first inning Wednesday.

Freeze wants more from receivers BY KEVIN TURBEVILLE SUN STAFF WRITER

JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s wide receivers produced some of the Sun Belt Conference’s best statistics last fall, encouraging head coach Hugh Freeze to expect a little more from them this spring. So far, Freeze hasn’t seen what he had in mind.

“I just expect us, in this offense, for them to flourish a little more,” Freeze said after Wednesday’s practice. “I know we’re not deep there yet like we want to be, but I feel like we should have gotten a little more out of them to this point.” ASU returns three of its top four targets at wide receiver from the 2010 season. Dwayne Frampton, Allen Muse and Tay-

lor Stockemer all ranked among the Sun Belt Conference’s top 10 in receiving yards, combining to give the Red Wolves more than 165 yards per game. Frampton and Muse have made big plays in scrimmage situations this spring, while Stockemer has been out much of the time with injuries that wouldn’t cause him to miss a game, according to wide receivers coach Tyler Siskey.

Chapel star opts for ASU

JONESBORO — Finding another point guard was Arkansas State coach Brian Boyer’s top priority for the spring signing period. ASU addressed that need on the first day of the spring signing period as Brittney Gill, a 5-foot-8 guard from Watson Chapel, signed a letter of intent to join the Lady Red Wolves basketball team for the 2011-12 season. Gill helped lead the Wildcats to back-to-back state championships, averaging 14 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots during her senior year. For her career she averaged 13 points and six rebounds as part of a Watson Chapel team that won the 6A-South conference title and the Class 6A state championship during her junior year, and the 5A-South title and Class 5A state championship in 2011.

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Freeze has seen positives from young receivers such as redshirt freshman Earl Lucas and converted cornerback Julian Jones, but he called for greater consistency from the group as a whole after a lackluster outing Tuesday morning. Siskey said ASU’s receivers haven’t played to the expectaPLEASE SEE RECEIVERS, B3

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Watson Chapel’s Brittney Gill drives the lane and draws a foul during her team’s victory over Alma in the Class 5A state championship game last month in Hot Springs. “I think Brittney is very, very talented. I think from a guard standpoint she has the total game,” Boyer said. “The thing that stands out when you first see her is her decision-making, her floor vision. It’s almost as though the game is in slow motion to her with how well she

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sees the floor, but beyond that she’s a scoring guard, too. She shoots it well and is athletic enough that she can attack the basket well too.” Named as the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Class 6A state tournament, Gill was an allconference and all-state

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player following her junior and senior seasons. She was named to the allstate tournament team in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Watson Chapel coach Leslie Byrd expects Gill to contribute for the Lady Red Wolves next PLEASE SEE GILL, B3

JONESBORO — Isaac Brown is on the move again. Brown, who spent last season as an assistant coach for Arkansas State’s men’s basketball team, has been hired in the same capacity at Louisiana Tech. New Louisiana Tech coach Michael White announced Brown’s hiring Wednesday as he finalized his staff. “Isaac has a national reputation as a strong recruiter and a good person,” White said. “He’s also had success at the highest level.” Brown was hired as an assistant coach last spring. ASU head coach John Brady announced Brown as the Red Wolves’ associate head coach in August. Before joining the ASU staff, he spent three years on John Pelphrey’s staff at the University of Arkansas. Prior to his stint at Arkansas, Brown served on Pelphrey’s staff at South Alabama for five seasons, during which time he helped direct the Jaguars to the best turnaround in

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the nation in 2006. After three losing seasons, USA rebounded to win 24 games, capture the Sun Brown Belt Conference West Division regular season title, claim the SBC Tournament championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in almost a decade. Brown began his coaching career at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Miss., in 1997. He played collegiately at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for two years, Texas A&M for one year and Louisiana-Monroe for one year. White retained assistant coaches Dusty May and Derrick Jones from the previous Louisiana Tech staff. Justin Argenal was hired as director of basketball operations at Tech after serving in the same capacity at The Citadel.

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WOMEN’S BOWLING NCAA Championships: at Skore Lanes, Taylor, Mich. ... Arkansas State is one of eight teams in the field, which also includes Central Missouri, Fairleigh Dickinson, Kutztown, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Nebraska, Sam Houston State and Vanderbilt. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Brookland at Nettleton, 4 p.m.; Blytheville at Rivercrest, 4 p.m.; Greene County Tech at Poplar Bluff, Mo., 4 p.m.; Pocahontas at Cave City, 4 p.m.; Manila at Tuckerman, 4 p.m.; Marmaduke at Marked Tree, 4 p.m.; East Poinsett County at Buffalo Island Central, 3:30 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL West Memphis at Jonesboro, 5 p.m.; Nettleton at Valley View, 4 p.m.; Nettleton vs. Trumann, 5:30 p.m. at Valley View; Westside at Wynne, 4:30 p.m.; Newport at Blytheville, 4 p.m.; Marked Tree at Cross County, 4 p.m.; Harrisburg at Gosnell, 4 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Valley View at Westside (girls and boys), 5 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD Ram Relays, 4 p.m. at Paragould.

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By The Associated Press All times CDT NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 8 3 .727 — Florida 6 5 .545 2 Washington 5 6 .455 3 Atlanta 5 7 .4173 1/2 New York 4 7 .364 4 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 8 4 .667 — Milwaukee 6 5 .5451 1/2 Chicago 6 6 .500 2 Pittsburgh 5 6 .4552 1/2 St. Louis 5 7 .417 3 Houston 3 9 .250 5 West Division W L Pct GB Colorado 8 2 .800 — Los Angeles 6 5 .5452 1/2 Arizona 5 6 .4553 1/2 San Diego 5 6 .4553 1/2 San Francisco 5 6 .4553 1/2 Tuesday’s late games Cincinnati 8, San Diego 2, 11 innings San Francisco 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 Wednesday’s games San Diego 3, Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 6, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 3, Washington 2 Colorado 5, N.Y. Mets 4 Florida 5, Atlanta 1 Chicago Cubs 9, Houston 5 St. Louis 15, Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, (n) Today’s games Colorado (De La Rosa 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-1), 11:10 a.m., 1st game Colorado (G.Reynolds 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Capuano 1-0), 2:40 p.m., 2nd game Milwaukee (Wolf 0-2) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 1-1) at Washington (Zimmermann 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 1-0) at Atlanta (Beachy 0-1), 6:10 p.m. San Diego (Moseley 0-2) at Houston (Norris 0-1), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 2-0), 9:10 p.m. Friday’s games Florida at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. San Diego at Houston, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 6 4 .600 — New York 6 4 .600 — Toronto 6 6 .500 1 Tampa Bay 3 8 .2733 1/2 Boston 2 9 .1824 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 8 4 .667 — Kansas City 7 4 .636 1/2 Chicago 7 5 .583 1 Detroit 5 7 .417 3 Minnesota 4 7 .3643 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 9 3 .750 — Los Angeles 7 5 .583 2 Oakland 6 6 .500 3 Seattle 4 8 .333 5 Wednesday’s games Detroit 3, Texas 2 Kansas City 10, Minnesota 5 Oakland 7, Chicago White Sox 4, 10 innings Toronto 8, Seattle 3 N.Y. Yankees 7, Baltimore 4 L.A. Angels 4, Cleveland 3, 12 innings Tampa Bay at Boston, ppd., rain Today’s games Minnesota (Pavano 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Shields 0-1), 5:40 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 1-1) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Seattle (Fister 0-2) at Kansas City (Chen 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Coke 0-2) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 2-0), 9:05 p.m. Friday’s games Baltimore at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.

Wednesday’s Cardinals boxscore

CARDINALS 15, DIAMONDBACKS 5 St. Louis Arizona ab r hbi ab r hbi Theriot ss 4 2 2 0 KJhnsn 2b 4 0 0 0 ESnchz p 1 0 0 0 S.Drew ss 4 0 1 0 Rasms cf 6 3 3 2 JGutrrz p 0 0 0 0 Pujols 1b 3 3 2 2 Patersn p 0 0 0 0 Dcals ph-3b2 0 2 0 Mirand ph 1 0 0 0 Hollidy lf 2 1 0 0 J.Upton rf 4 2 1 0 Jay lf 2 0 0 0 Branyn 1b 4 2 2 2 Brkmn rf 3 2 1 5 CYoung cf 5 1 1 1 Craig rf 1 0 0 0 Monter c 3 0 1 1 Frse 3b-1b 5 1 2 1 HBlnc ph-c 1 0 0 0 Schmkr 2b 5 1 1 3 Mora 3b 4 0 2 1 Laird c 5 2 3 0 GParra lf 4 0 1 0 Westrk p 4 0 1 1 IKnndy p 0 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 Nady ph 1 0 0 0 Grne ph-ss 1 0 0 0 Heilmn p 1 0 0 0 Vasquz p 0 0 0 0 RRrts ph-ss 2 0 1 0 Totals 44151714 Totals 38 5 10 5 St. Louis 261 330 000 — 15 Arizona 000 230 000 — 5 E—Pujols (3), Theriot (4), J.Upton (1). DP—St. Louis 1. LOB—St. Louis 7, Arizona

9. 2B—Theriot (2), Rasmus 2 (2), Pujols (1), Descalso (2), Laird 2 (2), Westbrook (1), J.Upton (3), Montero (5). HR—Berkman (4), Schumaker (1), Branyan (1). IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Westbrook W,1-15 1-3 9 5 2 2 3 Batista 1 2-3 0 0 0 1 0 E.Sanchez 2 1 0 0 0 5 Arizona I.Kennedy L,1-1 3 7 9 9 2 1 Heilman 1 2-3 7 6 6 1 2 Vasquez 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 J.Gutierrez 2 1 0 0 0 3 Paterson 1 1 0 0 0 2 HBP—by I.Kennedy (Theriot, Holliday). WP—E.Sanchez, I.Kennedy. Umpires—Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Vic Carapazza; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Bob Davidson. T—3:02. A—17,660 (48,633).

Major League linescores By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE Texas 000 002 000 — 2 8 0 Detroit 000 002 001 — 3 8 1 Bush, Tobin (4), M.Lowe (6), Rhodes (7), Oliver (8) and Napoli; Scherzer, Villarreal (7), Valverde (9) and Avila. W—Valverde 2-0. L—Oliver 1-1. HRs—Detroit, Inge (1). ——— Kansas City 000 601 003—10 14 1 Minnesota 100 040 000— 5 12 2 Davies, Texeira (6), Collins (6), Jeffress (8) and Treanor; Liriano, Perkins (6), Al.Burnett (8), D.Hughes (9), Manship (9) and Butera. W— Davies 1-1. L—Liriano 0-3. Sv—Jeffress (1). ——— Oakland 000 100 003 3 — 7 11 2 Chicago 000 012 010 0 — 4 9 1 Anderson, Breslow (6), Ziegler (8), Balfour (9), Fuentes (10) and K.Suzuki; Danks, Sale (9), Crain (9), Thornton (9), T.Pena (10) and R.Castro. W—Balfour 1-1. L—Thornton 0-2. Sv—Fuentes (5). HRs—Oakland, Matsui (2). ——— Toronto 001 000 061 —8 14 1 Seattle 001 001 010 —3 7 0 Drabek, Rzepczynski (6), Rauch (8) and J.Molina; Vargas, J.Wright (7), Ray (8), Lueke (8), Wilhelmsen (9) and C.Gimenez. W—Rzepczynski 10. L—Ray 1-1. HRs—Toronto, Bautista (3). Seattle, Smoak (1). ——— Cleveland 100 010 010 000—3 7 1 Los Angeles 000 300 000 001—4 6 0 C.Carrasco, Pestano (8), Sipp (9), C.Perez (10), Durbin (12) and C.Santana; E.Santana, S.Downs (8), Rodney (8), Walden (10), Takahashi (11) and Conger, Mathis. W—Takahashi 1-0. L—Durbin 0-1. HRs—Los Angeles, Tor.Hunter (3). ——— Baltimore 000 000 400 —4 8 0 New York 330 010 00x —7 12 0 Tillman, Jakubauskas (2), Bergesen (6), Accardo (8) and Wieters; A.J.Burnett, Robertson (7), R.Soriano (8), M.Rivera (9) and Martin. W—A.J.Burnett 3-0. L—Tillman 0-1. Sv—M.Rivera (5). HRs—Baltimore, Wieters (1), B.Roberts (3). New York, Al.Rodriguez (4), Posada (4). NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 000 110 000 — 2 8 2 San Diego 000 000 111 — 3 7 0 T.Wood, Jor.Smith (7), Chapman (8), Masset (8) and R.Hernandez, Hanigan; Stauffer, Qualls (5), Frieri (6), Adams (8), Bell (9) and Ro.Johnson, Hundley. W—Bell 1-0. L—Masset 0-3. ——— Philadelphia000 120 000 — 3 6 0 Washington000 000 002 — 2 6 2 Halladay and Ruiz; Lannan, Gaudin (7), Slaten (8), Broderick (9) and I.Rodriguez. W—Halladay 2-0. L—Lannan 1-1. ——— Milwaukee 000 004 200 — 6 6 0 Pittsburgh 000 000 000 — 0 4 1 Marcum, Braddock (8), Loe (8), Stetter (9) and Lucroy; Correia, Crotta (7), Resop (8), Meek (9) and Doumit. W—Marcum 2-1. L—Correia 2-1. HRs—Milwaukee, Fielder (3). ——— Florida 131 000 000 — 5 8 0 Atlanta 000 000 001 — 1 2 0 Jo.Johnson, R.Webb (8), Choate (9) and J.Buck; T.Hudson, C.Martinez (7), Sherrill (9) and McCann. W— Jo.Johnson 2-0. L—T.Hudson 2-1. HRs—Florida, Morrison (3). Atlanta, C.Jones (1). ——— Colorado 000 131 000 — 5 8 0 New York 110 100 100 — 4 9 0 Rogers, Mat.Reynolds (6), F.Paulino (7), Lindstrom (8), Street (9) and Iannetta; Niese, T.Buchholz (7), Beato (8), D.Carrasco (9) and Thole. W—Rogers 2-0. L—Niese 02. Sv—Street (6). HRs—Colorado, Tulowitzki (5), Spilborghs (1). ——— Chicago 500 001 003 — 9 14 0 Houston 000 005 000 — 5 7 1 Zambrano, Mateo (6), Marshall (7), K.Wood (8), Marmol (9) and Soto; W.Rodriguez, Abad (6), Del Rosario (7), Melancon (8), W.Lopez (9), An.Rodriguez (9) and Towles. W—Zambrano 2-0. L—W.Rodriguez 0-2. HRs—Chicago, A.Soriano (4), Zambrano (1). Houston, M.Downs (1).

Major League leaders By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Kemp, Los Angeles, .472; Votto, Cincinnati, .444; Montero, Arizona, .444; Hundley, San Diego, .406; SCastro, Chicago, .389; Fielder, Milwaukee, .385; AngSanchez, Houston, .383. RUNS—Phillips, Cincinnati, 13; Votto, Cincinnati, 13; Bourn, Houston, 11; Braun, Milwaukee, 11; SCastro, Chicago, 11; AngSanchez, Houston, 11; Tabata, Pittsburgh,

11; CYoung, Arizona, 11. RBI—Fielder, Milwaukee, 14; Howard, Philadelphia, 13; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 12; Berkman, St. Louis, 11; IDavis, New York, 11; CYoung, Arizona, 11; Gomes, Cincinnati, 10; Polanco, Philadelphia, 10; Rolen, Cincinnati, 10; ASoriano, Chicago, 10. HITS—SCastro, Chicago, 21; Votto, Cincinnati, 20; Byrd, Chicago, 18; Rasmus, St. Louis, 18; AngSanchez, Houston, 18; Kemp, Los Angeles, 17; Phillips, Cincinnati, 17; Polanco, Philadelphia, 17; JosReyes, New York, 17. DOUBLES—Bourn, Houston, 6; Byrd, Chicago, 6; Coghlan, Florida, 6; Kemp, Los Angeles, 5; Montero, Arizona, 5; Prado, Atlanta, 5; 15 tied at 4. TRIPLES—SCastro, Chicago, 2; CaLee, Houston, 2; Morgan, Milwaukee, 2; JosReyes, New York, 2; 24 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—Tulowitzki, Colorado, 5; Berkman, St. Louis, 4; Braun, Milwaukee, 4; Burrell, San Francisco, 4; ASoriano, Chicago, 4; 8 tied at 3. STOLEN BASES—Kemp, Los Angeles, 7; Bloomquist, Arizona, 6; OHudson, San Diego, 5; Tabata, Pittsburgh, 5; Bourn, Houston, 4; Desmond, Washington, 4; Herrera, Colorado, 4; Pagan, New York, 4. PITCHING—17 tied at 2. STRIKEOUTS—Kershaw, Los Angeles, 24; Halladay, Philadelphia, 22; Dempster, Chicago, 22; Lincecum, San Francisco, 22; Garza, Chicago, 20; JGarcia, St. Louis, 18; JoJohnson, Florida, 18; Volquez, Cincinnati, 18. SAVES—Street, Colorado, 6; Broxton, Los Angeles, 5; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 4; Marmol, Chicago, 4; SBurnett, Washington, 3; LNunez, Florida, 3; Putz, Arizona, 3; Axford, Milwaukee, 3; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 3. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—YEscobar, Toronto, .438; Betemit, Kansas City, .379; Pedroia, Boston, .366; Konerko, Chicago, .362; Abreu, Los Angeles, .357; AlRodriguez, New York, .355; Bautista, Toronto, .353. RUNS—Beckham, Chicago, 10; Gordon, Kansas City, 10; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 10; AlRamirez, Chicago, 10; AlRodriguez, New York, 10; 7 tied at 9. RBI—NCruz, Texas, 12; Konerko, Chicago, 12; ACabrera, Cleveland, 10; MiCabrera, Detroit, 10; Quentin, Chicago, 10; BRoberts, Baltimore, 10; Teixeira, New York, 10. HITS—Gordon, Kansas City, 18; Konerko, Chicago, 17; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 16; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 16; Pierre, Chicago, 16; MiYoung, Texas, 16; 5 tied at 15. DOUBLES—Quentin, Chicago, 7; Gordon, Kansas City, 6; Barton, Oakland, 5; Cano, New York, 5; MarReynolds, Baltimore, 5; Smoak, Seattle, 5; MiYoung, Texas, 5. TRIPLES—Arencibia, Toronto, 2; Borbon, Texas, 2; Crisp, Oakland, 2; YEscobar, Toronto, 2; 18 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—NCruz, Texas, 5; ACabrera, Cleveland, 4; MiCabrera, Detroit, 4; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 4; Kinsler, Texas, 4; Posada, New York, 4; AlRodriguez, New York, 4; Teixeira, New York, 4. STOLEN BASES—Fuld, Tampa Bay, 6; Crisp, Oakland, 5; DavMurphy, Texas, 4; Pierre, Chicago, 4; ISuzuki, Seattle, 4; JWilson, Seattle, 4; 5 tied at 3. PITCHING—Weaver, Los Angeles, 3-0; Haren, Los Angeles, 3-0; AJBurnett, New York, 3-0; 12 tied at 2. STRIKEOUTS—Weaver, Los Angeles, 27; EJackson, Chicago, 24; Verlander, Detroit, 21; Haren, Los Angeles, 21; RRomero, Toronto, 20; Danks, Chicago, 20; Cahill, Oakland, 18. SAVES—MRivera, New York, 5; Fuentes, Oakland, 5; CPerez, Cleveland, 4; Feliz, Texas, 4; Nathan, Minnesota, 3; Soria, Kansas City, 3; 5 tied at 2.

College scores WEDNESDAY’S BASEBALL By The Associated Press EAST Columbia 6, Manhattan 5 SOUTH Alabama 10, Mississippi Valley St. 0 UAB 6, Mississippi St. 4 Belmont 17, Austin Peay 16 Charlotte 18, S.C.-Upstate 6 Charleston Southern 4, Coll. of Charleston 3 ETSU 12, Furman 9 Jackson St. 7, Louisiana-Monroe 6 LSU 7, Alcorn St. 1 Miami 10, Barry 5 Middle Tennessee 6, Tennessee Tech 5 North Florida 7, Georgia Southern 3 Northwestern St. 7, Louisiana-Lafayette 1 UNC Asheville 4, Wofford 0 UNC Wilmington 9, N.C. State 1 S. Alabama 8, Tulane 6 Virginia 8, Coastal Carolina 7 Winthrop 6, Wake Forest 5, 10 innings W. Kentucky 3, Murray St. 2 MIDWEST Kansas St. 5, Wichita St. 2 SIU-Edwardsville 7, Missouri 2 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 5, Memphis 4 Texas-Arlington 13, Mary HardinBaylor 3 FAR WEST Texas Tech 7, New Mexico 6

BASKETBALL | National Basketball Assn. By The Associated Press All times CDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB y-Boston 56 26 .683 — x-New York 42 40 .512 14 x-Philadelphia 41 41 .500 15 New Jersey 24 58 .293 32 Toronto 22 60 .268 34 Southeast Division W L Pct GB y-Miami 58 24 .707 — x-Orlando 52 30 .634 6 x-Atlanta 44 38 .537 14 Charlotte 34 48 .415 24 Washington 23 59 .280 35 Central Division W L Pct GB z-Chicago 62 20 .756 — x-Indiana 37 45 .451 25 Milwaukee 35 47 .427 27 Detroit 30 52 .366 32 Cleveland 19 63 .232 43 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB z-San Antonio 61 21 .744 — x-Dallas 57 25 .695 4 x-Memphis 46 35 .568 14 1/2 x-New Orleans 46 36 .561 15 Houston 43 39 .524 18 Northwest Division W L Pct GB y-Okla. City 55 27 .671 — x-Denver 50 32 .610 5 x-Portland 48 34 .585 7 Utah 39 43 .476 16 Minnesota 17 65 .207 38 Pacific Division W L Pct GB y-L.A. Lakers 56 25 .691 — Phoenix 40 42 .488 16 1/2 Golden State 36 46 .439 20 1/2 L.A. Clippers 31 50 .383 25 Sacramento 24 57 .296 32

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Tuesday’s late game L.A. Lakers 102, San Antonio 93 Wednesday’s games Utah 107, Denver 103 Chicago 97, New Jersey 92 Dallas 121, New Orleans 89 Houston 121, Minnesota 102 Milwaukee 110, Oklahoma City 106, OT Boston 112, New York 102 Charlotte 96, Atlanta 85 Cleveland 100, Washington 93 Orlando 92, Indiana 74 Detroit 104, Philadelphia 100 Miami 97, Toronto 79 Golden State 110, Portland 86 Phoenix 106, San Antonio 103 Memphis at L.A. Clippers, (n) L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, (n)

HOCKEY | NHL playoffs By The Associated Press All times CDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Wednesday Detroit 4, Phoenix 2, Detroit leads series 1-0 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0, Pittsburgh leads series 1-0 Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT, Washington leads series 1-0 Vancouver 2, Chicago 0, Vancouver leads series 1-0 Nashville at Anaheim, (n) Today Montreal at Boston, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m. Friday Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Phoenix at Detroit, noon Buffalo at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Montreal at Boston, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m. Sunday Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 2 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 7 p.m.

SOLUNAR PERIODS | Periods begin at the times shown. Major periods last for an hour-anda-half or two hours thereafter. Minor periods are of somewhat shorter duration. A.M. P.M. Today............1:45 7:55 2:05 8:20 Friday ...........2:35 8:45 2:55 9:10 Saturday .......3:25 9:30 3:40 10:00 Sunday .........4:15 10:20 4:35 10:50 Monday ........5:05 11:15 5:30 11:45 Tuesday ........6:00 ---- 6:30 12:20 Wednesday ..7:05 12:55 7:40 1:25

TRANSACTIONS | BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL— Named Chuck Meriwether and Ed Montague umpire supervisors. 1B Carlos Delgado announced his retirement. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Placed SS J.J. Hardy on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 10. Recalled RHP Brad Bergesen from Norfolk (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Placed RHP Luis Ayala on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Hector Noesi from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). TEXAS RANGERS—Placed OF Josh Hamilton on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Chris Davis from Round Rock (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Recalled RHP Esmerling Vasquez from Reno (PCL). Optioned RHP Kam Mickolio to Reno. NEW YORK METS—Announced RHP Blaine Boyer has cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled C Chris Snyder from Bradenton (FSL) and activated him from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Jason Jaramillo to Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed RHP Brian Tallet and RHP Bryan Augenstein on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Fernando Salas and RHP Eduardo Sanchez from Memphis (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Assn. NBA—Suspended Detroit F Charlie Villanueva five games for initiating an on-court altercation with Cleveland F Ryan Hollins and attempting to escalate the altercation by entering the Cavaliers’ locker room on two occasions following his ejection during Monday’s game. Fined L.A. Lakers G Kobe Bryant $100,000 for using a derogatory term at an official during Tuesday’s game against San Antonio. LOS ANGELES LAKERS—Signed G Trey Johnson. Recalled F Derrick Caracter from Bakersfield (NBADL). HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Recalled G Igor Bobkov, D Mat Clark, LW Nicolas Deschamps, LW Josh Green, D Nate Guenin, C Peter Holland, LW Patrick Maroon and RW Kyle Palmieri from Syracuse (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled F Mathieu Beaudoin, F Dane Byers, F Bracken Kearns, F Alexandre Picard, F Viktor Tikhonov, D Maxim Goncharov, D Brandon Gormley, D Garrett Stafford, D Chris Summers and G Matt Climie from San Antonio (AHL). COLLEGE ARIZONA—Announced junior F Derrick Williams has declared for the NBA draft. CHARLOTTE—Announced F Gokhan Sirin is leaving the men’s basketball program. FLORIDA STATE—Announced junior F Chris Singleton has declared for the NBA draft. MISSOURI—Named Ernie Nestor men’s assistant basketball coach. UNC GREENSBORO—Named Sandy Davison women’s assistant soccer coach. U N LV — N a m e d Mashallah Farokhmanesh and Nels Rydberg women’s assistant volleyball coaches.

Nam Y. Huh | AP

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (right) talks to teammate Kyle Korver during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game against the New Jersey Nets in Chicago. The Bulls won 97-92.

Bulls post ninth consecutive win CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Korver scored 19 points, Derrick Rose added 15 and the Chicago Bulls closed the regular season with their ninth straight victory, beating the New Jersey Nets 97-92 on Wednesday. The top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls had to wait to see if they would get home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. They were tied with San Antonio for the NBA’s best record when the night began. If the Spurs beat Phoenix Wednesday, a random drawing will decide the overall No. 1 seed. Joakim Noah finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Bulls finished 62-20, equaling their best showing since the 1997-98 championship season. That also put Tom Thibodeau in a tie with Paul Westphal (Phoenix, 1992-93) for the most victories by a first-year coach.

Heat 97, Raptors 79 TORONTO (AP) — Eddie House scored a career-high 35 points, Juwan Howard added 18 and the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 97-79 in the regular-season finale. With the Heat assured of the second seed in the East, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra rested LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Heat also were without forward Mike Miller, who sat out the second half Sunday against Boston because of a sore thumb and injured his ankle Monday against Atlanta.

Celtics 112, Knicks 102 BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley scored a careerhigh 20 points to help Boston’s “B” team beat New York’s second string in a regular-season finale both teams used to rest their starters. Glen “Big Baby” Davis had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Sasha Pavlovic added a season-high 19 points as the Celtics snapped a 2-game losing streak despite resting their starters for the second straight game. Amare Stoudemire played 20 minutes and scored 14 points for New York, which will return to Boston to open the Eastern Conference postseason Sunday night.

Magic 92, Pacers 74 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Anderson scored 14 points, and Dwight Howard had 13 points and 13 rebounds in a short night in Orlando’s victory over Indiana. Mike Dunleavy and Brandon Rush both scored 16 points for Indiana.

Mavericks 121, Hornets 89 DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 12 of his 32 points in the third quarter, leading Dallas past New Orleans in the regular-season finale — and

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leaving both teams waiting a few hours for their playoff seed and first-round foe to be determined. Dallas will be seeded second or third in the Western Conference, depending on whether the Lakers beat the Kings Wednesday. Los Angeles would be No. 2 if it wins. New Orleans will be seventh or eighth, depending on whether Memphis beats the Clippers in Los Angeles Wednesday. The Hornets would be No. 7 if the Grizzlies lose, No. 8 if the Grizzlies win. Jarrett Jack led New Orleans with 22 points.

Bucks 110, Thunder 106

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Brandon Jennings scored 16 points and Milwaukee sent Michael Redd into free agency with a victory over Oklahoma City. Jennings outscored the Thunder 8-2 in the final 2:21, hitting the go-ahead reverse layup with 56.8 seconds left and then hitting two free throws to put the game away. Redd, in possibly his final game with Milwaukee, hit a 3-pointer to spark a 9-0 flurry in the final 1:26 and send the game into overtime.

Jazz 107, Nuggets 103

S A LT L A K E C I T Y (AP) — Rookie Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 34 points and hit five 3-pointers to lift Utah past playoff-bound Denver. The game meant little to the Nuggets, who already had locked up the Western Conference’s No. 5 seed and rested many of their players. They probably wish they had sat starting guard Ty Lawson as well. He had to be helped off the court after spraining his left ankle early in the second quarter and did not return.

Bobcats 96, Hawks 85

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gerald Henderson scored 20 points, D.J. Augustin added 17 points and seven assists and Charlotte sent Atlanta to the playoffs on a 6-game losing streak. With no starter playing more than 25 minutes and only Kirk Hinrich (10 points) scoring in double figures, coach Larry Drew got the Hawks rest, but no momentum heading into the playoffs at Orlando on Saturday. Atlanta last lost six straight games midway through the 2007-08 season.

Pistons 104, 76ers 100

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points, and Tayshaun Prince had 14 to help Detroit hand playoff-bound Philadelphia its fifth loss in six games. Jrue Holiday led the 76ers with 21 points. They will open the playoffs against Miami.


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ner, and I hit it as hard ARKANSAS STATE MEMPHIS ab r h bi ab r h bi as I could.” cf 4 0 1 3 Martinez, cf 5 0 0 0 Memphis’ Ethan Faulkner, Maggio, 2b 2 0 0 0 Zurcher, ss 4 2 4 0 Gross drove home Eli Emery, dh 3 1 1 0 Wilson, 3b 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 Hynes with a sacrifice Baumgartner, rf 5 0 0 0 Rich, 1b Castaldo, 1b 4 1 1 0 Chapman, pr 0 0 0 0 fly to tie it after load- Uxa, lf 3 0 1 0 McClain, lf 4 0 0 1 4 2 3 2 Hynes, dh 4 1 1 0 ing the bases in the Smith, c Z. George, 3b 3 0 1 0 Wallace, c 4 0 2 1 fourth. ASU starter Jones, ss 4 1 1 0 Graham, rf 1 0 0 0 Sam Jew worked out Gross, 2b 2 0 0 1 32 5 9 5 Totals 3 14 8 4 of the jam, though, get- Totals Arkansas State 000 004 011 — 9 12 0 ting Drew Martinez to Memphis 001 301 100 — 8 16 2 fly out to left with two DP—ASU 2. LOB—ASU 11, Memphis 11. 2B—Zurcher, Wallace; Faulkner, Smith 2. runners on. HBP— Wilson, Graham. SH—Gross. SF— Smith and ASU’s Gross. SB— Zurcher; Faulkner. IP H R ER BB SO Zach George led off STATE the sixth inning with ARKANSAS Jew 4 4 2 2 1 1 back-to-back singles, Dagestad, W, 1-1 3 1 0 0 3 3 Wallace, S, 1 2 3 2 1 3 3 and Faulkner chopped MEMPHIS a ball up the middle Schoenrock 4 4 2 2 6 0 for an RBI groundout Van Eaton, L, 0-1 2 2/3 4 3 3 0 4 1/3 1 0 0 0 0 and 3-2 lead. Smith Sharp Holland 1 0 0 0 2 1 gave Arkansas State WP—Schroenrock; Jew, Dagestad, Wallac. some breathing room HBP— By Jew (Wilson, Graham). PB—Smith. Umpires: HP, John Whittaker; 1B, Tony Walsh; in the seventh with a 2- 3B, Steve Dew. out, 2-run double that T—3:01. A—678. plated Ryan Emery and Jordan Castaldo for a some very good teachable moments for him in the 5-2 lead. The Tigers (19-14) got a eighth and ninth.” ASU reliever Wes run in the eighth and the ninth off ASU reliever Dagestad (1-1) earned the Bradley Wallace to make victory with three innings it close, but in each inning of shutout ball. He allowed Wallace worked out of jam one hit and three walks while striking out three. to preserve the victory. Zurcher went 4-for-4, J.D. Wallace’s RBI-double in the eighth made it reached base in all five a 5-3 game and the Tigers of his plate appearances, threatened to get more and increased his nationby loading the bases. But leading batting average to Wallace struck out Ethan .531. Zurcher had half of Gross and Martinez to end the Tigers’ eight hits. Arkansas State returns the inning. In the ninth Memphis’ to Sun Belt Conference Chad Zurcher doubled play this weekend at secinto left for his fourth hit ond-place Western Kenof the night, and Adam tucky. “Anytime you can colMcClain’s RBI groundout made it 5-4. But with the lect some wins, I think it tying run at third base, helps the makeup and the Wallace coaxed a ground- mentality,” Raffo added. ball out from Hynes to end “The guys have been fighting hard. The guys have it. Despite allowing two been working hard and runs, one of which was obviously we’ve played a earned, Wallace picked up lot of close games. I think we’ve played 14, and that’s his first save. “Bradley’s got good a lot. Hopefully, with the stuff,” Raffo said. “Brad- way the ball has bounced, ley is a pitcher that we you’re not going to keep know has the capability of going just one way all the striking out guys. He can time.” pitch. He’s a youngster, he’s learning and that was mroberson@jonesborosun.com

GILL: A-State signs point guard FROM PAGE B1 season. “Obviously it’s bittersweet. It’s a great opportunity. It’s a great school,” Byrd said. “But boy, I sure hate to lose her. She’s probably the most versatile player I’ve ever coached. “It’s going to be hard to replace her.” While Gill played off the ball as a senior for the Lady Wildcats, Boyer has intentions of playing her at the point after seeing her do that last summer. “When I first saw her and really fell for her as a point guard was last summer with her AAU team,” Boyer said. “She ran point

for them and did a great job with it.” ASU focused on interior players during the early signing period and landed three. The Lady Red Wolves signed Jasmine Hunt of Houston, Laura Reel of Wagoner, Okla., and Kieanna Wharton of Indianapolis. Boyer said ASU could still sign one more player this spring. “We’ve got a lot back. We’ve got good experience back,” Boyer said. “I felt like we resolved our depth at the post position during the early signing period, so during the late period the main focus was point guard.”

ASU sets soccer exhibition

The Arkansas State soccer team will host its final spring exhibition contest of the season Saturday when the Lady Red Wolves face Saint Louis University at 2 p.m. at the ASU Soccer Complex. The Red Wolves’ spring exhibition schedule featured eight contests, including matchups against SEC, Conference USA, OVC, Atlantic 10 and Sun Belt competition. ASU finished the 2010 campaign with a 7-11-1 record with a 3-8 record in league play.

tions set for them this spring. “I’m a little disappointed in that,” Siskey said. “We do have to be more consistent. We see flashes of being a really good unit, but not the consistency that we want. “A lot of that has to do with not having one unit out there yet. I guess we’ve had all the receivers for six periods in one practice. We’ve lost them with various injuries with Stock and everybody is beat up, but we have to be more consistent.” Frampton, Muse and Stockemer all were productive during their first year in Freeze’s no-huddle, spread offense. Frampton caught 69 passes, the second-highest single-season total in school history, for 738 yards and six touchdowns. At 6-4, Muse and Stockemer are the tall targets that Freeze likes to have at outside receiver. Muse caught 42 passes for 635 yards and five touchdowns last fall, while Stockemer finished with 34 catches for 560 yards and five touchdowns. Of the young receivers, Freeze said Jones and Lucas have shined brightest. Carlos McCants also figures to have a bigger role after catching 10 passes as a redshirt freshman last season. “I’m really pleased this spring with Earl Lucas. I think Carlos McCants has had a good spring,” Siskey said. “Framp has really improved. Those three guys stick out as guys

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Arkansas State wide receiver Dwayne Frampton tries to avoid a tackler during a scrimmage earlier this month at ASU Stadium. who have really stood out and made strides. “Julian Jones has been a very pleasant surprise. He has picked up things very quickly. I think after fall camp he’ll be a guy who will definitely be able to help us.” Freeze said ASU needs help at outside receiver. He is counting on

6-3 junior college transfer Josh Jarboe, a former Troy wide receiver who will arrive in the summer, to combine with Muse, Stockemer and Jones on the outside. “That gives you four credible outside guys,” Freeze said. “Then you’ve got Carlos and Framp, and then we’ve got to develop some more inside guys. Earl, again, has had a nice spring. Roderick Hall has been kind of banged up, so it’s hard to tell about him, and R.J. Fleming is another guy that we think is in the mix.” Freeze leaves open the possibility that one of the players listed as an athlete on signing day in February could wind up at wide receiver, such as Newport’s Artez Brown or Watson Chapel’s Kyle Coleman. The receivers’ work ethic pleased Freeze during Wednesday’s practice, though he said he couldn’t tell how well they did during a third-down competition because quarterbacks Ryan Aplin and Phillip Butterfield were under so much pressure. ASU’s pass coverage has been a problem for the receivers, Freeze indicated. “We’re struggling there right now with their press techniques, more so than last year,” Freeze said. “They’re showing press and bailing, and then showing bail and jamming you and playing the chains. We’re just not handling it.” kturbeville@jonesborosun.com

Defense ‘awesome’ in Wednesday work JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s football team was back on the field Wednesday to continue the final week of spring camp, holding practice for the second straight day and 13th time this spring in shorts and shoulder pads. ASU will practice again Friday before holding its Spring Game on Saturday at 10 a.m. Following Wednesday’s practice, team captains assigned for Saturday’s game drafted

players for their teams. The Red Wolves went through drills, special teams work, passing skeletons and team sessions before ending practice with a non-contact third down and red zone competition. The team surrounded the field goal unit for a kicking competition. “Defensively it was pretty awesome,” ASU head coach Hugh Freeze said. “I thought in the team run-pass (segment) it was

very competitive early on in the practice. The thirddown competition, again, the defense dominated, which they should. “On those third downs, most of them were thirdand-5-plus, and right now we’re struggling to pick up all their zone pressures. We’re struggling bad. Even when we get it right we’re getting leakage.” Freeze said defensive line coach Chris Kiffin

has “done a great job with those D-linemen and their pass rush techniques,” and he also had praise for linebackers coach Tom Allen. Linebackers Najel Byrd, Nick Nelms and Demario Davis impressed Freeze on the blitz. “Man, they’re getting their pads down and getting under us. Even when we’re on them, the pocket is condensing in a hurry,” Freeze said.


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ASU bowler earns All-America mention

JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s Emily Fravel was selected as an All-America honorable mention at Wednesday evening’s NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship Banquet in Taylor, Mich. “I’m very happy for Emily earning this honor as a senior,” ASU coach Justin Kostick said. “To be able to vastly improve like she has while she’s been at Arkansas State has been a great asset to this team, and we are so proud of her.” Fravel, a senior from Tomball, Texas, saw action in 34 games this season, recording a total pinfall of 6,662. She also earned MVP honors at the Greater Ozark Invitational to open the regular season, helping the Red Wolves to bring home the title in their first tournament of the year. Fravel and the eighth-ranked Arkansas State squad will hit the lanes today at 9:50 a.m. for the opening round of the NCAA Championship. Today’s matches are qualifying rounds to determine seeding for bracket play Friday, and action both days

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Sun Belt track honors The Sun Belt Conference announced Tuesday that ASU’s Sharika Nelvis and Solomon Williams have been named the league’s female and male Track Athletes of the Week for their performances at last weekend’s Ole Miss Invitational. Nelvis, a freshman from Memphis, broke ASU records in the 100-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash. She ran a 13.51 in the 100 meter hurdles, the third-fastest time in the league this season, to win the event and break the A-State record of 13.82 set by Caitlyn Winey in 2010. Nelvis ran the league’s fastest time of the year and the first sub-24.00 in ASU history in the 200, posting a 23.86 to finish second behind Ole Miss’ Jasmine Williams. Nelvis’ time in the 200 meters lowered the

ASU record of 24.06 set by Carla Christian in 2001. Williams, a junior from Waynesville, Mo., finished first among collegiate athletes in the 110-meter hurdles, running a 14.25, the fastest time in the Sun Belt this year. Williams finished behind Antwon Hicks, who posted a 13.45 while running for adidas. “We are very pleased with the results that the hurdlers had last weekend,” ASU coach Lon Badeaux said. “Solomon and Sharika both did a great job of taking advantage of excellent conditions and are very deserving of this award.” The Red Wolves will return to the track next weekend at the Sea Ray Relays at the University of Tennessee.

joined assistant coaches Jennifer Sullivan, Leslie Larsen and Troy Campbell in presenting the awards. Junior guard NeNe Hurst was named as the team’s Player of the Year after leading the team in scoring at 11.8 points per game. Hurst also ranked second in rebounding at 6.1 boards per game, led the team with 74 steals and was second on the squad with 87 assists. Senior post Shay Scott was named ASU’s offensive MVP for the second year in a row after averaging 11.2 points per game and recording 22 doubledigit scoring efforts on the year. During her senior season Scott became just the second player in ASU history to top 1,000 points, 900 rebounds, 100 steals and 100 blocked shots in a career. Senior point guard Jazmine Taylor was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year after blocking a team-high 30 shots and notching 66 steals. She finished her career with 79 blocked shots to rank first

Women’s basketball banquet The ASU women’s basketball team honored its student-athletes Tuesday night during its annual postseason banquet at the Cooper Alumni Center. Head coach Brian Boyer

among guards in ASU history and sixth overall. She also finished with 198 career steals to rank seventh in A-State history. Jazmine Taylor and freshman Jane Morrill were presented with the Red Wolves Excellence Award, given each year for displaying excellence in academics, community service, and character along with pride in ASU and heart, effort and determination on and off the court. Presented with letter jackets as first-year letter winners were Morrill and fellow freshman Mekena Randle. Sophomores Quinishia McDowell, Jasmine Taylor, LaWanda Clayborn and Andi Watson were presented with custommade photo collages filled with various action shots from games throughout their careers. Hurst and junior classmate Meghan Lewis were presented with Red Wolves wristwatches, while seniors Scott, Jazmine Taylor and Breaunna Ellison were presented with custom Red Wolves basketballs.

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St. Louis Cardinals’ Lance Berkman (top) gets high-fives from Albert Pujols, Colby Rasmus and Matt Holliday after hitting a grand slam against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning Wednesday in Phoenix.

Berkman grand slam sparks St. Louis

PHOENIX (AP) — Lance Berkman hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-5 on Wednesday night. Skip Schumaker also homered, Albert Pujols was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Cody Rasmus and Gerald Laird each had three hits for the Cardinals, who got their first series win this season. Every St. Louis starter except Matt Holliday had at least one hit. The Cardinals, who scored 15 runs for the first time since an 18-3 victory against Atlanta on August 22, 2008, have won three of four.

Phillies 3, Nationals 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — At his dominant best until a shaky ninth inning, Roy Halladay held on to throw his first complete game of 2011, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the

BASEBALL | Washington Nationals. Through eight shutout innings, Halladay (2-0) allowed only a pair of singles by Adam LaRoche. In the ninth, Halladay allowed four hits, including RBI singles by Laynce Nix and Danny Espinosa.

Rockies 5, Mets 4 NEW YORK (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit a go-ahead homer through thick fog to help Colorado continue the best start in club history. Ryan Spilborghs also connected and Esmil Rogers (2-0) won his second straight outing.

Marlins 5, Braves 1 ATLANTA (AP) — Florida’s Josh Johnson took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before rookie Freddie Freeman doubled with one out. Johnson (2-0) dominated the Braves for 71⁄3 innings.

Brewers 6, Pirates 0 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shaun Marcum pitched seven shutout innings, and Prince Fielder homered for the third time in four games to help Milwaukee win its sixth in seven games.

Padres 3, Reds 2 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Orlando Hudson hit a bases-loaded, opposite-field single with two outs in the ninth inning to help San Diego avoid a 3-game sweep.

Cubs 9, Astros 5 HOUSTON (AP) — Pitcher Carlos Zambrano extended a franchise record with his 22nd career homer and ran his winning streak to 10 games, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-5 victory Wednesday night and a series win over the Houston Astros.

Tigers 3, Rangers 2 DETROIT (AP) — Bran-

don Inge hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers in their last at-bat for the second straight day, 3-2 on Wednesday.

Yankees 7, Orioles 4 NEW YORK (AP) — A.J. Burnett remained undefeated in April with the Yankees, pitching effectively into the seventh inning, and Alex Rodriguez hit a 3-run homer.

Athletics 7, White Sox 4 CHICAGO (AP) — Oakland scored three times in the ninth inning, then Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead single in a 3-run 10th as the Athletics feasted on Chicago’s shaky bullpen.

Blue Jays 8, Mariners 3 SEATTLE (AP) — Jose Bautista hit a 3-run homer off Seattle reliever Chris Ray, part of Toronto’s 6run eighth inning, and the Blue Jays avoided a 3game sweep.

Angels 4, Indians 3 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Mathis hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 12th inning to score Vernon Wells and list Los Angeles.

Royals 10, Twins 5 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slumping Mike Aviles doubled twice and drove in three runs as Kansas City became the latest team to tag Minnesota ace Francisco Liriano.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas tuned up for Saturday’s Red-White game in Razorback Stadium with a 92-play scrimmage during the second half of Wednesday’s practice. Coach Bobby Petrino said the purpose was putting the Razorbacks into game-like situations before they step on the field Saturday afternoon. “There is nothing like playing a game situation,” Petrino said. “That’s what we wanted to get done (Wednesday) afternoon and I liked the way it transpired.” Arkansas turned on the play clock for the first time this spring. Kickoffs, punts and other special teams situations were implemented during the scrimmage. Petrino said Arkansas had even hoped to signal in plays from the sidelines, but the Razorbacks didn’t quite have the signals down for quarterbacks. Quarterback Tyler Wilson completed 12 of 15 passes for 144 yards with a 5-yard touchdown pass to fullback Morgan Linton and had a pass intercepted by cornerback Ryan Farr. Brandon Mitchell completed 10 of 19 for 92 yards with a 5-yard touchdown to tight end Chris Gragg. “I think we came out and tried to prepare ourselves for what it’s going to be like on Saturday,” Wilson said. “That way people know what to expect. We we’ve already had two scrimmages, so this was kind of the third, but with a little different atmosphere (Wednesday) with the play clock. It was good for us.” Dennis Johnson led an improved run game with 10 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. Knile Davis added 10 carries for 32 yards. Receiver Julian Horton caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown Wednesday, while Gragg added four catches for 50 yards and the score. Defensively, safety Elton Ford turned in the best performance of the day with a forced fumble, tackle for loss and tipped pass that was intercepted. Cornerback Isaac Madison recorded a fumble recovery, while safety Alan Turner also had an inter-

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ception Wednesday. “It wasn’t really focused on the scrimmage, it was more getting into the game routine,” Mitchell said of the practice. “We made some errors, but overall I think we were very consistent and came out and made plays.”

Red-White rosters

Arkansas has set its rosters for Saturday’s RedWhite game. And, by the looks of it, it’s a pretty even split among starters and reserves. The Red roster includes: WR Joe Adams, RB Knile Davis, WR Cobi Hamilton, QB Brandon Mitchell, LB Jerry Franklin, CB Jerry Mitchell, DT Alfred Davis, OG Grant Cook, OT Brey Cook, DE Colton Miles-Nash and DE Jake Bequette. The Red team will be coached by a group that includes offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and defensive coordinator Willy Robinson. “That’s all I need,” Mitchell said after being told about his team. “I’ve got guys on my team like Joe Adams, Knile Davis, Cobi Hamilton, guys that have been making plays for us.” The White roster includes: WR Jarius Wright, S Tramain Thomas, CB Isaac Madison, QB Tyler Wilson, RB Ronnie Wingo, CB Darius Winston, LB Jerico Nelson, RB Dennis Johnson, DE Tenarius Wright, C Travis Swanson, and TE Chris Gragg. The White team will be coached by Petrino and offensive line coach Chris Klenakis.

Green injured

Arkansas’ full-contact scrimmage work may have come with a price, when running back Broderick Green went down with an injury. The extent of the injury is not known, but Green had to be helped off the field by trainers and was taken into the locker room. Green was injured at the end of a 3-yard run on the first series of the scrimmage. “I didn’t really see what happened and I’ve gotten no report,” Petrino said after practice. “So hopefully it’s not anything real serious.”

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WBC softball team grabs AMC lead

WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College moved into sole possession of the American Midwest Conference lead Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep of McKendree in college softball. The 18th-ranked Lady Eagles (21-7, 10-2 AMC) took the first game 2-1 and won the second 10-0 in six innings. They lead the AMC by one game over Columbia College (22-11, 9-3) and two games over McKendree (21-18, 8-4). Karisa Hendrix was the winning pitcher in both games. She struck out seven batters and allowed only four hits in the first game. Felicia Woodard and Tricia Driver both finished 1-for-3 to lead the WBC offense. WBC scored seven runs on four McKendree errors in the first inning of the second game. Mallarie Lee was 2-for-4 and scored two runs for the Lady Eagles, while Ashley Boyles was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Hendrix struck out five batters and allowed only five hits in the shutout.

Westside routs EPC in five innings

LEPANTO — Westside scored eight runs in the fifth inning Wednesday to complete a 16-0 victory over East Poinsett County in high school baseball. Cogan Ford and J.T. Nortier had three hits apiece, and both scored three runs for the Warriors (18-1). Justin Fuqua and Dylan Clark had two hits each, with Fuqua scoring three runs and Clark driving in four. Jarred Fuqua added two RBIs for Westside, which also scored three runs in the first inning, one in the second and four in the fourth. Justin Fuqua (3-0) was the winning pitcher. He struck out seven, walked one and allowed two hits in four innings. Lucas Johnston pitched the fifth inning.

Paragould keeps 5A-East mark perfect

PARAGOULD — Paragould shut out Beebe twice Wednesday to keep its 5A-East conference record perfect in senior girls’ softball. The Lady Rams won the opening game 1-0. Paragould scored the only run in the first inning on Cheyenne Mauldin’s sacrifice fly. Mauldin struck out eight batters, walked none and gave up only four hits to earn the pitching victory. The Lady Rams (13-4, 8-0 5A-East) scored four runs in the third inning of the second game and went on to claim a 7-0 victory. Mauldin (12-3) struck out four batters, walked two and gave up three hits to complete the doubleheader shutout. Jessica Greene had three hits for Paragould. Abby Pratt had two hits, including a 2-run triple.

Knight leads Rector past Buffalo Island

MONETTE — Rector beat Buffalo Island Central 6-4 Wednesday in high school baseball. Denver Knight pitched six innings for the victory, giving up four runs (two earned) and six hits. Knight (2-1) struck out two batters and walked four. Cody Hager got the last three outs for the save and was also 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Knight was 2-for-3 and scored a run, while Mitchell Weber was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs for Rector (8-5, 5-5 2A-3). Weber hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to give the Cougars a 2-run lead. Ben Cole, Dilynn Strickland and Logan Dewitt had two hits apiece for BIC (13-5, 8-4).

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JONESBORO — Versatility was the word used to describe Westside’s Jordan Austin on Wednesday following her signing ceremony with Crowley’s Ridge College. Austin, a second baseman and outfielder for Katie Eoff’s Lady Warriors, will be a rare 2sport athlete at CRC next season. She’ll play softball and volleyball next season for the Lady Pioneers, and she can’t wait to get started. “I’ve always considered CRC because it was close to home and it is a small Christian college,” Austin

said. “That really turned me on to it. Then me and my cousin (Whitney Kent) went to a discovery Austin day there, and I enjoyed it so much. It was such a great experience. Everything we did, I enjoyed.” According to Cindy Henry — CRC’s volleyball and softball coach — the Westside senior will probably play back row on the volleyball court. “We’re a growing program, and she fits really well with our program,” Henry said. “She’s willing to play anywhere on

the floor.” Austin’s main sport, however, is softball, and her versatility makes her a tremendous asset. Henry said her newest recruit can fill holes all over the diamond. “She’s going to be a versatile player and will be able to fill in spots all over the field for us,” Henry said. “The good thing about recruiting her is she can play anywhere. “She’s a strong athlete and she’s solid, that’s what I like about her. She’s solid no matter where she plays.” Eoff, who said Austin is one of team’s leaders, echoed Henry’s sentiments about her utility. “She can bunt. We’ve

been working on slapping and hitting,” Eoff said. “If you want to hit-and-run, she’s going to get it on the ground for you. She’s very versatile defensively and offensively.” Where she will play on the diamond in college is up for debate, but Austin isn’t concerned with where she’ll end up. She said she just wants to play. “I’m going to try for anything,” Austin said. “If she wants to put me at catcher I’ll do it. I’ve never been there before, but if she wants to put me there I’ll do my best and give it my all.” bcowens@jonesborosun.com

Harding signs Greene for basketball BY CHAD MILLER PAXTON NEWS BUREAU

PARAGOULD — Paragould High School senior Jessica Greene signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play basketball for Harding University. The 3sport athlete said out of all the sports she has played throughout her high school career, she decided she would miss basketball the most. “It (basketball) was the sport that I had not gotten to play as much (as I would like),” Greene said. “It’s great to know for sure (where I’m going to college) and not have to worry about the future.” Greene will attend Harding as “a recruited walkon” player. She said Harding coach Tim Kirby had already signed four schol-

arship players in the fall, but was impressed enough with Greene to want her in a Lady BiGreene son uniform next season. PHS coach Jay Cook said Harding is getting a quality player in Greene. “It’s nice to see the hard work she’s put and the dedication she’s made to not only our basketball program, but to Paragould athletics in general (pay off),” Cook said. “She’s going to have an opportunity to do something she really wants to do, and she deserves it. You’re not going to find a more competitive kid.” Cook said Greene has “a lot of upside” to her bas-

ketball abilities. He said now that she will be concentrating on basketball, she will only get better. “She (Greene) has gone from sport to sport her whole career, and she’s done pretty well at it,” Cook said. “I told (Kirby) she’s a can’t miss when it comes to character, integrity, work ethic and dedication.” Greene also plays volleyball and softball for PHS. Cook said she could have played any sport she chose in college. PHS volleyball coach Angie Donner said Greene has been a big part of the Lady Rams volleyball team for the past six years. “She (Greene) is an amazing athlete,” Donner said. “Jess is the type of person who doesn’t say a whole lot when she’s play-

ing or during practice. She always lets her actions show for her words. She’s been a great asset to our program from the day she stepped on the court.” Greene has been the starting catcher for the Lady Rams softball team for the past four seasons. PHS softball coach Bill Schatzley said he was going to miss Greene next season. “I’ve written her name on that lineup card for four straight years,” he said. “She’s been really solid for us.” Greene said she had been attending athletic camps at Harding and said she never seriously considered attending anywhere else. “I liked the location and the Christian atmosphere,” Greene said. “I really liked the school.”

Reinhart drives in five to lead Manila MANILA — Tracey Reinhart homered and drove in five runs to lead Manila to a 14-4 baseball victory over Hoxie. Taylor Morgan (2-2) got the win on the mound. He pitched six innings, allowed seven hits, four runs, struck out four and walked four. Joining Reinhart as an offensive star was Brian Borden, who had two hits and knocked in three runs for Manila (4-8, 4-5 3A-3). Hoxie’s Ryan Vaughn had two hits, and Zach Crisler reached base four times in the loss.

Marmaduke moves to 11-0 in 2A-3

RECTOR — Marmaduke’s softball team stayed undefeated in 2A-3 conference play with a 10-1 win over Rector on Wednesday. Kelly Lewis (11-2) picked up the victory. She threw a complete-game 5-hitter, striking out nine and walking three. Rachel Vangilder had four hits and three runs batted in for Marmaduke (13-2, 11-0 2A-3), while Courtney Thompson and Jaime Clayton each had two hits.

Riverside takes two from Cross County

CARAWAY — Riverside swept Cross County in a 2A-3 conference baseball doubleheader Wednesday, taking the first game 16-5 and winning the second 16-4. M.J. Brewer was the winning pitcher in the first game. Brewer (1-2) allowed five runs (three earned) and six hits while striking out eight and walking two in six innings. Morgan Fletcher hit three doubles and had two RBIs in the first game. Jacob Jordan drove in two more runs for the Rebels. Logan Meurer was the winning pitcher in the second game. Meurer (1-2) gave up four runs (two earned) and four hits while striking out six and walking one in five innings. Braden Peaster had three hits and an RBI in the second game for Riverside (3-7, 2-7 2A-3). Meurer and Cody Stallings had two hits each, with Stallings driving in a run.

Gibson, 11, sinks hole-in-one at JCC

JONESBORO — Wil Gibson of Jonesboro collected his first hole-in-one on Wednesday by acing hole No. 8 at Jonesboro Country Club. Gibson used a 130-yard 5 iron for his perfect shot, which was witnessed by Barry Posey, Glen Lovett and Bob Gibson.

Quarterback leaves Ole Miss program

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Quarterback Nathan Stanley is leaving Mississippi after falling down the depth chart during spring practice. Stanley, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound junior from Tahlequah, Okla., was the Rebels’ most experienced quarterback after being used mostly as a backup over two seasons. He played in four games last season, starting one, and completed 17 of 32 passes for 261 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Coach Houston Nutt confirmed Stanley’s departure by text message on Wednesday night. He was expected to be the starter last season before Ole Miss surprisingly landed Oregon transfer Jeremiah Masoli a month before the first game. Stanley eventually lost his job to Masoli.

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Former baseball player Barry Bonds (left) waves to supporters Wednesday as he leaves federal court with his attorney Allen Ruby in San Francisco after being found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice.

Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal jury convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice Wednesday but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it. Following a 12-day trial and almost four full days of deliberation, the jury of eight women and four men could reach a unanimous verdict only on one of the four counts against Bonds. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston declared a mistrial on the others, a messy end to a case that put the slugger — and baseball itself — under a cloud of suspicion for more than three years. Bonds sat stone-faced through the verdict, displaying no emotion. His legal team immediately asked that the guilty verdict be thrown out and Illston did not rule on the request. She set May 20 for a hearing in the case. The case also represented the culmination of the federal investigation into the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroids ring. Federal prosecutors and the Justice Department will have to decide whether to retry Bonds

on the unresolved counts. The counts that the jury could not resolve accused of Bonds of lying to the grand jury investigating BALCO in 2003 when he said he never knowingly took steroids or HGH, and when he said he was never injected by anyone except his doctors. The maximum sentence for the obstruction of justice count is 10 years in prison, but federal guidelines called for 1521 months. For similar offenses in the BALCO case, Illston sentenced cyclist Tammy Thomas to six months of home confinement and track coach Trevor Graham to one year of home confinement. Bonds walked out of the courthouse with his lawyers, who instructed him not to comment because they said the case isn’t over. Impeccably dressed in suit and tie, Bonds flashed a victory sign to a few fans. “Are you celebrating tonight?” one asked. “There’s nothing to celebrate,” he replied. Lead defense attorney Allen Ruby said the prosecution failed to prove the heart of its case. The obstruction of justice count was a compli-

cated charge that asked jurors to decide if Bonds was being evasive when making any one of seven statements to the grand jury. He was convicted on a single statement about his childhood as the son of major leaguer Bobby Bonds and his relationship with personal trainer Greg Anderson — it did not address performanceenhancing drugs. The government “has determined it’s unlawful for Barry Bonds to tell the grand jury he’s a celebrity child and to talk about his friendship with Greg Anderson,” Ruby said. The foreman of the jury, who would only give his first name, Fred, said if prosecutors want to “pursue this case, they’re going to have to do more homework than they did.” A juror who also gave just her first name, Amber, said that the final votes were 8-4 to acquit Bonds of lying about steroids and 9-3 to acquit him on lying about HGH use. The panel voted 11-1 to convict him of getting an injection from someone other than his doctor, with one woman holding out, she said. The so-called needle count accused Bonds of lying when he said that

no one other than his doctors injected him with anything. His personal shopper, Kathy Hoskins, testified that she saw Anderson inject Bonds in the navel before a roadtrip in 2002. Hoskins was not sure what substance was being injected. Amber noted that Bonds’ former mistress, Kimberly Bell, testified he complained of soreness from injections. “That’s what kind of stuck out for me,” the juror said. The jury foreman said the woman who held out on the needle count did so because Hoskins was the only eyewitness. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said prosecutors were gratified by the guilty count and had not decided whether to seek a retrial on the remaining charges. “This case is about upholding one of the most fundamental principles in our system of justice — the obligation of every witness to provide truthful and direct testimony in judicial proceedings,” Haag said in a statement. “In the United States, taking an oath and promising to testify truthfully is a serious matter. We cannot ignore those who choose instead to obstruct justice.”


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Government wants airlines to pay for lost bags can ask for a fee refund as part of their lost-property claim. But if a bag is simply delayed, a passenger is out of luck. Two airlines provide a credit — although not a cash refund. Alaska Airlines offers a $20 credit for future travel or 2,000 frequent flier miles if luggage is not at the claim area 20 minutes after the plane parks at the gate. Delta gives a $25 credit for each bag if it doesn’t arrive within 12 hours. Both airlines require a claim form.

BY SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP AIRLINES WRITER

NEW YORK (AP) — You’ve already paid $15, $20, even $35 to check a bag on a flight. Then the airline loses it. You don’t even get your money back. The government wants to change that, tackling two of the biggest complaints about the air travel industry — poor service and the explosion of fees — at once. Major airlines, which collect $3.3 billion in bag fees each year, are opposed. The airlines charge $15 to $35 to check a bag, $20 to $45 to check a second and more for the third and beyond. Most airlines won’t provide a refund, even if it takes days to return a passenger’s suitcase. They say the rule would raise prices for everyone. “I am going to pay you $25 to deliver my bag to X destination, it should be there waiting,” said Joseph S. Rosenberg of Roanoke, Va., who had to buy a suit at the last minute this week after an airline lost his bag on a flight to a business meeting. “They should return the fee for failure of service,” said Rosenberg, whose luggage arrived after his meeting. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has implemented a series of rules aimed at protecting passengers. Last year, the government limited how long passengers can sit on planes during ground delays to three hours. Now the Transportation Department wants to

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Carolann Manfredi of Princeton, N.J., searches through luggage for a bag she says has been missing for five days at the Philadelphia International Airport on Feb. make airlines pay passengers more when they’re bumped off their flight, allow passengers to can-

20. The Department of Transportation is proposing a new rule requiring automatic refunds for delayed luggage.

cel reservations within 24 hours of booking with no penalty and require better disclosure of fees and sur-

charges. Under existing rules, if luggage is never found or is damaged, passengers

Airlines prefer handing out vouchers instead of cash. The credits mean that a passenger will either bring them additional business or just never redeem the voucher, costing the airline nothing. Airlines often offer vouchers when they look for volunteers to give up seats on overbooked flights. U.S. airlines lose bags at about half the rate they did in 2007, before the implementation of checked luggage fees. People are carrying on their bags, making the airlines’ job easier. Still, last year, more than 2 million bags didn’t arrive on the same flight as their owner. “Passengers are paying $25 to have their bags carried but they aren’t getting any better service. The airlines are just using it as a way to increase revenue,” said Nick Gates, who oversees baggage products for SITA, an aviation technology provider. John Thomas, head of

global aviation at LEK Consulting, disagrees. Now that airlines make money off baggage, he says, they can justify spending money to improve tracking technology and handle bags more efficiently. Thomas says it costs the airlines $15 to $20 per bag to cover fuel and handling costs. A delayed bag costs an average of $100 to return to its owner, Gates says. The new DOT rule would require airlines to refund the fee if a bag is lost or not delivered in a “timely” manner. Exactly what “timely” means is yet to be determined. When the DOT asked for public comment, one suggestion was that a bag be considered late if it isn’t delivered within two hours of the passenger’s arrival. The government will release details of the rule later this month but has yet to say when it would go into effect. The Air Transport Association of America, which represents most of the major airlines, told the DOT that whether to charge baggage fees — and whether to refund them — is a competitive point best left to the marketplace. Automatic refunds, the group says, will increase costs and lead to higher prices for all passengers. But the American Society of Travel Agents told the DOT that because airlines regularly charge for checked baggage, “it is only reasonable” that passengers are offered a refund for delayed bags.

Lenders to reimburse homeowners Shopping turns couple BY DEREK KRAVITZ AP REAL ESTATE WRITER

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Wednesday ordered 16 of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders and servicers to reimburse homeowners who were improperly foreclosed upon. Government regulators also directed the financial firms to hire auditors to determine how many homeowners could have avoided foreclosure in 2009 and 2010. Citibank, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, the nation’s four largest banks, were among the financial firms cited in the joint report by the Federal Reserve, Office of Thrift Supervision and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Fed said it believed financial penalties were “appropriate” and that it planned to levy fines in the future. All three regulators said they would review the foreclosure audits. In the four years since

the housing bust, about 5 million homes have been foreclosed upon. About 2.4 million primary mortgages were in foreclosure

‘Based on what I have read, I’m not encouraged at all.’ Elijah Cummings Rep., D-Md. at the end of last year. Another 2 million were 90 days or more past due, putting them at serious risk of foreclosure. Critics, including Democratics in Congress, say the order is too lenient on the lenders. House Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday requiring lenders to perform a series of steps, including an appeals process, before starting foreclosures. “I want to know what abuses (the government agencies) identified, which banks committed them and how their proposed consent agreement

is going to fix these problems,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking member of the House Government and Oversight Committee. “Based on what I have read ... I am not encouraged at all.” The other lenders and service providers cited by the agencies include: Ally Financial Inc., Aurora Bank, EverBank, HSBC, MetLife Bank, OneWest Bank, PNC, Sovereign Bank, SunTrust Banks, U.S. Bank, Lender Processing Services and MERSCORP. Citigroup said in a statement it had “self-identified” needed changes in 2009 and has helped more than 1.1 million homeowners avoid foreclosure. “We are committed to working with our regulators to further strengthen our programs in these areas and meeting these new requirements,” the company said. Ally Financial, formerly known as GMAC, said it had not found “any instance where a homeown-

er was foreclosed upon without being in significant default.” Without specifically identifying instances of bad foreclosures, the government agencies noted in its report that the “deficiencies in foreclosure processing observed among these major servicers may have widespread consequences for the housing market and borrowers.” John Taylor, chief executive of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a consumer housing watchdog, said the government’s action is a year too late. It does little to help those who are just now wrestling with a foreclosure and those who have already been displaced, he said. Rather than moving swiftly to seize people’s homes, the banks should have done a better job helping people lower their mortgage payments through modification programs, he said. “This should have happened a long time ago,” he said.

Stocks edge higher on better economic data BY STAN CHOE AP BUSINESS WRITER

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes gave up early losses and edged higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reported encouraging economic news. Manufacturing, consumer spending and corporate hiring increased in all 12 regions surveyed by the central bank. Hans Olsen, chief investment officer at J.P. Morgan Private Wealth Management, said it was a good sign that the Fed’s regional economic report showed that more people were quitting their jobs.

“That only happens if people are starting to feel more confident about their job prospects,” Olsen said. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 0.25 point, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,314.41. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 7.41, or 0.1 percent, to 12,270.99. The Nasdaq composite gained 16.73, or 0.6 percent, to 2,761.52. Financial stocks fell broadly after the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase said the bank’s losses from mortgages will continue. JPMorgan Chase & Co., the first big bank to re-

lease first-quarter earnings, reported net income that beat expectations. The company’s investment banking and credit card businesses did well, but its mortgage business remained weak. Chief executive Jamie Dimon said JPMorgan and other banks will likely pay more fees and penalties after investigations into foreclosure proceedings in all 50 states are finished. JPMorgan lost 0.8 percent, Bank of America Corp. fell 1.5 percent and Wells Fargo & Co. lost 2.3 percent. Stocks had risen in early trading after the govern-

QuickINFO | Dow Jones Industrials High: 12,335.10 Low: 12,224.45 Close: 12,270.99 ment reported that retail sales rose 0.4 percent overall in March, though much of the gain was due to higher gas prices. It was the ninth straight month of increases. President Obama outlined a proposal to cut the nation’s budget deficit by reducing spending on defense and the growth of Medicare spending, while raising taxes on high-earning Americans and cutting many tax loopholes. Silgan Holdings Inc., a consumer packaging maker, jumped 19 percent after announcing that it had agreed to buy rival Graham Packaging Co. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.28 billion. Graham jumped 33 percent. iRobot Corp., the Roomba cleaning robot maker, jumped 13 percent after saying it signed a $230 million contract with the U.S. Navy to develop small robotic vehicles.

to online experience DEAR MR. BERKO: Like many seniors, my wife and I have become disappointed with the shopping experience in most retail stores. Sales personnel do not know the inventory, they mangle the language, resent showing their product, and many don’t give a darn. And twice last month we were given incorrect (too much) change from the register. A young appliance salesman thought Sony was a Mexican company, and when my wife pointed to a sales lady who looked like Condoleezza Rice, our salesman asked, “Who is Condoleezza Rice?” The background music in many retail stores is grating, invenMalcolm tory is stuffed on racks like sardines in Berko | a can, price tags are misplaced, sales help is not available and it can take 10 minutes to find someone at a cash register. Now my wife and I have decided to shop online or by catalog, and one of the online companies we are very pleased with is Amazon.com. We think more people are fed up with the quality of service and will also shop online. So we would like to buy 30 shares of Amazon. Please give us your thoughts on this company. R.W. DES MOINES, IOWA DEAR R.W.: I, too, enjoy shopping at Amazon.com (AMZN-$190) because it offers fast, efficient selfservice at lower prices than the high-rent, high-cost mall stores. AMZN’s employees are courteous, parking is never a problem, prices are clearly marked, product description is clear and the checkout line is a click away. But R.W., you complain too much. You expect too much from these young people, and your standards are unrealistic. Unfortunately, old folks like you and your wife insist on impossible performance from our young and have set the bar so high that our public education system is incapable of graduating successful young adults. We must lower our educational expectations, goals and requirements. Math must be made simpler; geography and history require too much information; and teaching standards must be lowered so grades and graduation rates improve. As you can see, our school system is failing the current generation because its old-fashioned goals are beyond the reach of today’s youngsters. We have a physician shortage because medical school admissions are too restrictive. We lack good folks in our state and federal government agencies because unrealistically difficult civil service exams preclude the hiring of good people. So R.W., stop tilting at windmills and get in step with how things should be, rather than how you want them to be. A decade ago I didn’t think AMZN would make it. I was egregiously wrong. AMZN has good people, attractive pricing, superb product promotions, myriad customer incentives and great marketing that keep shoppers coming back and spending more with each visit. But I wouldn’t touch any stock that trades at 74 times earnings with a pogo stock. And while I think AMZN’s earnings of $2.53 per share can triple by 2015, I’m as certain as cider that the stock will not trade at 74 times earning or $560 a share in four years. While AMZN is a growth stock, the Street has given it a shameful value way beyond any plausible extension of reality. Realistically, AMZN should trade between 25 and 30 times earnings. I value the company but do not value the price, and I suspect those who recommend the stock at this high premium are smoking dope. Please address your financial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, Fla. 33775, or e-mail him at mjberko@yahoo.com. © 2011 creators.com


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For many people, investing means buying mutual funds. More than 87 million individuals own funds, and fund companies manage more than a fifth of household financial assets, according to industry numbers. But while funds make investing easier – buying a fund is simpler than picking your own stocks, for example – they can have their pitfalls. Three investing experts puncture a few common myths:

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Investors are told to diversify their portfolios by holding stocks, bonds and assets like gold or real estate. The implication is that you need to own several funds. Finke says most investors would do fine with one if it has a broad focus. He suggests target-date mutual funds that adjust to a more conservative mix of assets as investors approach retirement. But be careful. Returns can vary widely for funds with the same retirement target year. Another option: a diversified stock index fund that has low fees.

Stock index funds typically charge less than actively managed funds. Some index funds charge more than others. Expense ratios for funds that try to match the S&P 500 range from 0.06 percent to 2.28 percent. Kinnel notes that actively managed funds can beat index funds on fees. The Dodge & Cox Stock (DODGX) charges 0.52 percent and invests in many of the same stocks as S&P 500 funds. Over the last 10 years, it has had an average annual return of 6 percent, nearly 3 percentage points better than the S&P 500.

It’s tempting to choose a fund that has had big returns lately, even if its fees are higher than the average for similar funds. Over time, fees are almost always a bigger factor in a fund’s return than how it invests. “The idea that you get what you pay for is wrong,� Malkiel says. A study by Morningstar found that stock funds with unusually low fees had an average annual return of 3.35 percent from 2005 through March 2010. Those charging the highest fees had an average return of 2 percent.

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MONTH May 11 Jul 11 Sep 11 Dec 11 Mar 12 May 12 Jul 12 Sep 12 Dec 12

OPEN 747.50 782.25 820.75 851.50 877 886 862.50 878.50 876.50

Soybean Meal

HIGH 769.50 803 839.25 868 893.50 901.75 876.75 882 885.25

LOW 741.25 775.75 814.75 845 868.50 882 853 874 864.25

SETTLE 752.75 788 827.25 858.50 882.50 892.75 869 874 879.50

CHG. -6.75 -4.25 -3.25 -2 -3.25 -4.75 -2.50 -3.25 -3.25

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768.50 773 710.50 653 661 667 671 617.75 590.25

746.50 751.50 691.25 634 643.75 653.50 656.25 609.50 578.75

755.50 761 702.50 645 653.75 661.25 666 615.50 586.50

+3 +3.50 +6 +8.50 +7.25 +7.75 +8 +6 +6

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343.20 348.50 350.40 350.00 348.70 350.60 354.80 353.50 355.40

346.80 351.80 353.80 353.80 352.70 353.70 354.80 355.40 355.40

341.10 346.50 348.90 349.40 348.30 349.00 351.40 353.20 351.70

342.20 347.60 349.50 350.10 348.90 350.20 351.90 353.20 351.70

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YESTERDAY: Sales: 155,194 Open Interest: 489,557, 1 -1984.00

YESTERDAY: Sales: 489,917 Open Interest: 1,659,868, 1 -9564.00

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Name

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50,000 lbs.- cents per lb.

YESTERDAY: Sales: 37,266 Open Interest: 198,223, 1 -203.00

2,000 CWT- dollars per CWT

YESTERDAY: Sales: 2,431 Open Interest: 24,512, 1 -218.00 MONTH OPEN HIGH LOW

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania environmental regulators say they spend as little as 35 minutes reviewing each of the thousands of applications for natural gas well permits they get each year from drillers intent on tapping the state’s lucrative and vast Marcellus Shale reserves. And the regulators say they do not give any additional scrutiny to requests to drill near high-quality streams and rivers even though the waterways are protected by state and federal law. Staffers in the state Department of Environmental Protection testified behind closed doors last month as part of a lawsuit filed by residents and environmental groups over a permit that DEP issued for an exploratory gas well in northeastern Pennsylvania, less than a halfmile from the Delaware River and about 300 feet from a pristine stream. Reporting by the AP suggests that applications are rubber-stamped, rushed through with little scrutiny and rarely rejected. The staffers’ statements indicate that DEP regulators are overburdened — and possibly ignoring environmental laws — as they struggle to deal with an unprecedented drilling boom that has turned Pennsylvania into a major natural gas player and raised fears about polluted aquifers and air. The agency has denied few requests to drill in the Marcellus Shale formation, the world’s second-largest gas field. Of the 7,019 applications that DEP has processed since 2005, only 31 have been rejected — less than onehalf of one percent. “Even those of us who are skeptics of the DEP, I think we all want to assume that they’re doing the basics. And they’re really just not,” said Jordan Yeager, a plaintiffs’ attorney who is challeng-

ing the drilling permit awarded to Newfield Appalachia PA LLC, a unit of Houston-based Newfield Exploration Co. The agency declined to comment about any aspect of its permit review process, even to answer general questions. But the depositions of four DEP staffers responsible for processing permits — taken in late March and filed with a regional water agency this week — reveal that: • The agency doesn’t consider potential impacts on legally protected high-quality watersheds, beyond checking that wells meet minimum setbacks required of all gas wells in the state. • Staffers don’t consider whether proposed gas wells comply with municipal or regional zoning and planning laws. • They don’t consider the cumulative impact of wide-scale development of wells in a concentrated area. • They appear to have a fuzzy understanding of laws that are supposed to govern their work. A supervisor was unable to define the requirements of a key anti-degradation regulation that says pristine waterways “shall be maintained and protected,” while a geologist said he didn’t know that streams and rivers legally designated as “high quality” or “exceptional value” are entitled to an extra layer of protection. Asked by Yeager whether he had “any understanding of what it means to be an HQ watershed,” DEP geologist Joseph Lichtinger replied: “Only that it means high quality.” “Any understanding what high quality means?” Yeager persisted. “No.” “Do you know what that means in terms of the level of protection that they have under the law?” Lichtinger, who performed the substantive technical analysis of drilling permit applications,

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Bill and Sheila Ely demonstrate a contraption they made that allows them to ignite their well water in Dimock, Pa., on Dec. 21. Residents in rural Pennsylvania are living shook his head, then answered no. Lichtinger and his supervisors also acknowledged they did not take into account that Newfield’s test well would be drilled within the federally protected wild and scenic Delaware River corridor. The geologist testified that he spent as little as a half-hour, and up to a full

with the nastiness and rancor erupting in communities nationwide over the volatile issue of hydraulic fracturing, a form of gas drilling. off on the permit. “What these depositions reveal is that the state is doing next to nothing in approving permits, even in the Delaware River basin, even in high quality watersheds, even in the wild and scenic river corridor,” Yeager told The Associated Press. “All together, they are spending less than 35 minutes in approving these $5 million

day, scrutinizing each individual application. His direct supervisor, Brian Babb, testified that he took an average of two minutes per application to review Lichtinger’s work. Finally, Craig Lobins, a regional manager with the oil and gas program, told plaintiffs’ attorneys he typically spent another two minutes on each application before signing

Mom drives minivan into river, killing kids

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A woman upset with the father of her children packed her four youngsters into her minivan and drove into the frigid Hudson River, killing everyone except her 10-yearold son, who managed to roll down a window of the sinking vehicle and swim to shore. The dead youngsters ranged in age from 11 months to 5 years. A relative had called police Tuesday night to report a dispute at the home of Lashanda Armstrong, 25. Shortly afterward, she drove off a boat ramp several blocks away from her apartment in this struggling city 60 miles north of New York City. Officials believe Lashaun Armstrong, 10, hit the button on a power window to escape from the driver’s side as the minivan began to sink in

the 45-degree water. Fire Chief Michael Vatter said the vehicle went under within two minutes. “He got out of the car, got up onto the boat ramp, turned around, and it was gone,” Vatter said. A passer-by found a soaked and cold Lashaun Armstrong along the shore and took him to a firehouse for help. The boy was so distraught that he had difficulty talking but ultimately told firefighters what happened, the fire chief said. Rescuers went immediately to the river. Divers searched for about an hour before finding the minivan submerged in 10 feet of water about 25 yards from the shore. They used a tow truck to pull it up the ramp. Everyone inside was dead. Killed along with Lashanda Armstrong were Landon Pierre, 5;

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Angela Gilliam, aunt of Lashanda Armstrong, reacts Wednesday after placing some balloons and stuffed animals near the boat ramp where Armstrong drove her car into the Hudson River in Newburgh, N.Y., on Tuesday night. Lance Pierre, 2; and 11month-old Laianna Pierre, police said. Lashaun is staying with his mother’s aunt Angela Gilliam and “doing fine,” she said. Armstrong appeared stressed-out when she picked up the children Tuesday at the Young and Unique Christian Development Child Care, said Shaniesha Strange, supervisor in the infant room. “The only thing she’d say was that she was

so alone,” Strange said. “She’s a single parent. She takes great care of her kids, goes to school and works. She really needed a helping hand.” The man police identified as the father of the three dead children, Jean Pierre, was questioned. Police would not give details. He apparently didn’t live with the mother and children and could not immediately be located for comment.

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industrial sites that have the ability to pollute the water that’s relied upon by (millions of) people. It is unconscionable.” But Yeager said he didn’t fault the DEP rankand-file. “They’ve got limited time to do a massive job. What we have allowed DEP to do is to terribly understaff this permitting process,” he said. “If we’re getting it wrong in this case, we’re getting it wrong for every well site that’s being developed.” State law generally requires DEP to process applications within 45 days. It’s DEP policy to give drilling companies their money back if they fail to consider permits in a timely fashion. Permit fees for Marcellus Shale wells — raised recently to pay for additional enforcement staff — cost between $900 and $3,000, depending on the depth of the well bore. Citing the lawsuit, former DEP Secretary John Hanger declined to comment on the specifics of the depositions, or on the sufficiency of the permit review process. But he pointed out that overall staffing in the oil and gas division increased from 88 in 2008 to 202 in 2010, and that some of those positions were in permit review. “The staffing issues are ones the department needs to review constantly as this industry evolves and changes,” said Hanger, who left office in January when Republican Gov. Tom Corbett took office. Hanger repeated his call for modernization of Pennsylvania’s 25-yearold oil and gas law. He also touted a new regulation that mandates 150-foot buffers from pristine waterways, meant to protect more than 25,000 miles of high-quality streams and rivers. However, that regulation largely exempted oil and gas wells, requiring only that they leave existing buffers undisturbed “to the extent practicable.”

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Do you earn $800 in a day? - Your own local candy route 25 machines and candy all for $9995.00 All major credit cards accepted 877-9158222 ADOPTION Birthmother - Your concerns will be supported by us..open-minded, creative married couple hoping to become adoptive parents. Legal/Confidential. Expenses Paid. Please text/call Mary/Matt: 1-973820-5261 ADOPTION - Please help us adopt Married couple would love to be parents www.brianandstacyprayforababy.com Please call 1-888578-0708 LCFS No: 012998 MANUFACTURED HOMES NEW DOUBLEWIDE - on 5 acres. Call 501-368-8603 ROOFS

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GUN SHOW

GUN SHOW Melbourne, Arkansas

April 16th-17th Izard County Fairgrounds

Sat 9am-5pm Buy • Sell Sun 9 am - 4 pm

Trade

Large Selection of New & Used Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns, Knives, Ammo & Militaria

www.gandsgunshows.com G&S Promotions • 1-918-659-2201

yard sale. 870-236-6792.

FOUND YORKIE with col- SALES REPRESENTATIVElar. Call to identify, Prime Media is seeking 870-919-5481 an assertive, energetic, and goal-oriented media professional. ReGARAGE /ESTATE SALES sponsible for increasing local sales, customer service, and managing Garage/Estate customer relationships. 0151 Sales Will work closely with networks like ESPN, DONATE REMAINING ga- CNN & Lifetime to bring rage sale items to Abili- the most powerful adties Unlimited! Call (870) vertising to their cus972-1881 and we'll come tomers. The successful pick it up!! applicant will receive a competitive salary, Jonesboro commissions, excellent 201 R O Y A L E Drive, benefit package includKitchen wares, plates, ing med/dent/life & vadishes, clothes, furni- cation. Some travel reture, pictures and quired. Email resume to frames, sporting goods, anelms@pmpmail.net C a l l tools, 50lbs of lead, many misc. items. 7 a.m. 0212 Professional

ACCOUNTANT: DEGREE 266 CR 7598 Terra Hills: preferred, will consider Multi family sale! Baby equivalent experience. items, home decor, Must be detail oriented, clothing. Fri & Sat 8-2 strong organizational, communication and problem solving skills. EMPLOYMENT Please call 870-647-1400 FOUND SMALL male meo r e m a i l dium brown dog trinityopps@yahoo.com around Links Apart- 0208 Sales ments on Tuesday April E L E M E N T S S A L O N is 5th. Call 870-219-9308 to FULL-TIME OR Part-Time: looking for a dedicated identify. Looking for a sharp indi- stylist. Must be a Master vidual to learn my busi- Colorist or Cutter, a FOUND TRI-COLORED ness. I will train the go-getter and a non Bassett mix. Call to right person. Call drug user. Make a identify. 870-926-7469 870-759-0319 change in our industry.

FOUND EMPLOYEE ID Badge with wedding-type ring attached to it. Call to identify. 870-932-4234 or 870-897-8454

870-275-1532

Education/ 0216 Teaching

OSCEOLA SCHOOL District has the following openings for the 2011-12 school year: High School Choir Counselor 1-8 Librarian 1-8 Librarian 6-8 Math 5-8 Math 9-12 English 9-12 Math Coaches (2) LIteracy Coaches (2)

Applicants should submit the following documentation: application, resume, copy of license, copy of college/university transcripts. An application can be downloaded from the district w e b s i t e (www.osceola.k12.ar.us) or obtained by calling the district office (870-563-2561). The requested information should be sent to Superintendent– Osceola School District, 2750 W. Semmes, Osceola, AR 72370. Please contact Michael H. Cox, Superintendent for job information at 870-563-2561. TEACHER NEEDED with Childcare experience. Apply in person at Blessed Sacrament Childcare, 2220 Grant Ave Suite D.

The Paragould Daily Press has a Full Time Position available for

JOB FAIR Advertising Account Executive Wednesday & Thursday This is a challenging outside sales position demanding an organized, professional and motivated candidate. Responsibilities include servicing and growing an existing 9AM-4PM sales territory, working in a team environment, conducting customer consultations and devising advertising and marketing strategies and promotions to meet their goals. INDUSTRIAL Candidates must be able to navigate numerous daily deadlines AND

PRODUCTION LINE POSITIONS

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

$8-$10/HOUR PLEASE BRING PROPER IDENTIFICATION TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION.

APPLY AT: 2619 S. CARAWAY RD. STE A JONESBORO, AR 72401

and meet monthly sales goals. This position includes a salary and commission compensation plan with benefits. Bachelor’s degree preferred, sales experience preferred but not required, we will train. Interested persons should send resume and cover letter to Paragould Daily Press Attn: Advertising Account Executive P.O. Box 38, Paragould, AR 72451 or e-mail sperkins@paragoulddailypress.com Or Come By: 1401 W. Hunt St., Paragould to fill out an application.

The Paragould Daily Press is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Ready for a fast paced fun challenge? is seeking a

Circulation Sales and Service Manager Responsiblities include:

Are you looking for a ground level opportunity to work for the top publishing company in Northeast Arkansas? Are you goal oriented and success driven? Are you creative and can finish something that you have started? If you said yes to these questions, this position might be perfect for you.

The Sun is seeking a Circulation Sales & Service Manager. This dynamic person will be in charge of all aspects of circulation customer service and sales including home delivery, kiosk, door-to-door, etc. Customer service, sales and marketing experience preferred. Salary plus performance incentive. Great benefits package with opportunity for advancement. Resumes should be sent to: lhouseholder@jonesborosun.com, or Mailed to: The Sun, ATTN: L. Householder P.O. Box 1249, Jonesboro AR, 72403 The Sun is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Medical/ 0220 Dental

ASSISTANT SOCIAL/ Activity Director Experience preferred, St. Elizabeth Place 3010 Middlefield Dr. behind NEA Baptist Hospital. Apply in person. DENTAL ASSISTANT with experience. Mail resume to: PO Box 16602, Jonesboro AR 72403.

CLOPTON CLINIC has an immediate opening for a full time LPN position and a temporary LPN for summer. Please send resumes to 300 Carson Jonesboro, AR 72401 Attn: Human Resources

SPEECH- LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST WANTED: master's level SLP for pediatric setting. CFY welcome. Excellent pay and flexible hours. Fax resume to (870)892-9261 Call (870)926-5701

TRINITY BEHAVIORAL Health Masters Level Therapist: Therapist will perform individual, group and family therapy with children and adolescents. Must have a Masters degree and be licensed or eligible for license in AR. Call 870-647-1400 or email trinityopps@yahoo.com

0232 General Help

BATTEN'S BAKERY, Help wanted, Early morning dough rollers. Experience a plus. Also need cashiers and kitchen workers. Apply in person at Paragould Plaza after 10 a.m.

CABINET MANUFACTURER has several entry level positions in assembly, saw and shipping departments. This is a fast paced, high quality controlled environment. Must be able to lift 50 lbs, basic math skills, computer knowledge a plus, and be a team player. Company benefits including affordable health insurance. Experience not required. Apply in person Mon-Fri. 7:30 am-2:30 pm or fax resume to (870)483-8292. No phone calls. 404 Industrial Drive,Trumann AR.

EXXON TRUCK Stop now hiring full time position for cashier, store keeper and cook, must work on weekends. Must have experience in gas station business. 3109 Commerce Drive.

GENERAL MANAGER in Training, Full Benefits 401K, insurance, career opportunity with advancement. Now accepting resumes/applications for Newport. Competitive pay for bilingual. Email: fan.timdaniel@gmail.com

0232 General Help

0244 Trucking

FRONT DESK Clerk for Visitor Center: Applicants must have strong customer service, computer and cash register skills. Duties include answering the phone, providing information, taking computerized reservations for overnight facilities and working in the gift shop. This position works 40 hrs/wk year round excluding 6 weeks during the winter months. Working weekends and holidays is required. Rate of pay $8.50/hr. Applications accepted through Monday, April 18th. Apply @ Crowley's Ridge State Park 2092 Hwy 168 N, Paragould, Ar 72450 (870)573-6751

CPS/STANFORD IS looking for seasonal Class A and B drivers to drive auger trucks and do general labor. Must be able to pass a drug screen. Call 870-573-6702

FULL-TIME DISTRIBUTION Position Saturday through Wednesday, 9:00pm5:00am. Flexibility a plus. Must have basic math skills, able to lift 50 pounds, good dexterity, positive attitude and ability to work in a fast paced environment. Valid driver's license and vehicle insurance required. Apply in person at The Sun, 518 Carson St., Jonesboro AR, Attn: Sheila Bearden or email to: larkless@jonesborosun. com

Business 0276 Opportunity THE JONESBORO Sun currently has a route available in the Cash, Egypt, Tuckerman, & Swifton areas. It is approximately 130 miles long and takes approximately 3.5-4 hours to complete. It is 35% gravel. If interested come by The Sun & fill out a questionnaire or call 870-935-5525 ext. 229.

HELICOPTER LOADER Truck Driver Needed. Must have Class-B, hazmat/ tank endorsements. Will be OTR June through November but paid year round. Call THE JONESBORO Sun 870-215-2991 for more currently has a route available in the Cheroinformation. kee Village, AR area. This route profits approxiOTR POSITION Available. mately $1000-$1200 per Must have 3 years OTR month is 70 miles and and Flat Bed Experi- takes in the range of 2.5 ence. Clean M V R . to 3 hours to complete. 877-449-6614 Interested parties may come by the Jonesboro STEADFAST IN Horners- Sun and fill out a Carrier ville, MO now paying up Questionaire. to 40 cents per mile. No Email us at DM@ NYC. Assigned trucks. JONESBOROSUN.COM or Blue Cross insurance. call 870-935-5525 x 277 Plenty of miles. Plenty of home time. Minimum 1.5 years OTR experience. Local and part time drivers needed as well. Call now 573-737-2201

THE JONESBORO Sun has a route available in the MANILA, AR area. The route potentially profits between $1100-$1200 per month, Is 77 miles and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. Interested parties can contact 870-935-5525 x277 or come by the Jonesboro Sun office at 518 Carson, Jonesboro to fill out a carrier questionnaire.

STEADFAST IN HORNERSVILLE, MO. NOW PAYING UP TO 40 CENTS PER MILE. NO NYC. ASSIGNED TRUCKS. BLUE CROSS INSURANCE. PLENTY OF MILES. PLENTY OF HOME TIME. MINIMUM 1.5 YEARS OTR EXPERIENCE. LOCAL AND PART TIME THE JONESBORO Sun has JANITORIAL. DOW Build- DRIVERS AS WELL. CALL a route available in the ing Services has a Floor 573-737-2201 Weiner, Waldenburg, Tech/ Day Cleaner and and Grubbs area. It is part-time (evening approximately 145 miles Office Help 0248 hours) positions in the long and takes 3.5 to 4 Jonesboro area. Backhours to run. The poBOOKKEEPER NEEDED ground check and valid tential profit for this for Jonesboro area Driver’s License will be route is $1,700 to $1,750 power sports business. required. Applications per month. All interMail resume to: Box 186 will be taken at: ested parties should c/o Jonesboro Sun PO 1218 Stone Street, come by The Jonesboro Box 9034 Jonesboro, AR Suite 130 Sun to fill out a ques72403 Jonesboro, AR 72404 tionnaire or call (870) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 935-5525 ext. 284 Monday thru Friday 0264 Child Care PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING/ laundry position available. Must be available to work all three shifts. Starting pay up to $9.00 per hour. Applicants should apply in person at Craighead Nursing Center on 5101 Harrisburg Rd. Jonesboro, AR. EOE PT/FT SALES Position. Ask for Joe. 870-316-1525 RANCH HAND, Full Time. Experienced/ horses, 2 Bedroom house included. 870-761-5816.

0240 Skilled Trade

EXPERIENCED HVAC/R Professional: Great Pay and Benefits for the right candidate. Arkansas Class A License REQUIRED. Ability to work with others as a leader HELP WANTED Experi- is must. For immediate enced Farm Worker Full consideration send resume to: Time call: 870-530-0001 hvacmax@hotmail.com MECHANIC NEEDED for Jonesboro area power 0244 Trucking sports business. Mail resume to: Box 184 c/o OTR DRIVERS Needed @ Jonesboro Sun PO Box McCoy Trucking, LeachAR. Call 9034 Jonesboro, AR v i l l e , 870-539-6960. 72403

PETS

0518 Electronics

0533 Furniture

LAURA'S CANINE CutsProfessional Animal Grooming/Boarding. Open M-SAT located @ 4812 Walcott Road next to Center Hill Fire Dept. Call 870-239-5336!

CROSLEY STEREO; turntable, AM/FM, CD. Also records CD from Vinyl. Wood cabinet. Played very Little. New $300. Sell Price $100. 870-680-3789.

OAK DINETTE set with 6 V I K I N G Spirit chairs and one leaf. 1 9 9 2 Great condition, $300 popup camper. Sleeps 6, Good canvas. Great OBO. 870-897-7809 for hunters and campPINK AND white toddler ers too! $1500.00. 5 bed with mattress, Burners, ventless progood condition, $65 pane wall heater. New, OBO. Call/ t e x t Never out of box. $200.00. Like new. 870-819-5037 Queen size (tall) head QUEEN SIZE mattress and foot board. Nice and box springs with wood. $150.00. 2 very steel rails, good condi- g o o d tires, size tion and clean, $125. Ph: P225/60/R16 $20.00 each 870-578-3349/ Call 870-240-5434 870-897-4577 2 SWIVEL Rockers with SLIGHTLY USED 3 pc. cof- ottomans. Green in fee table set, Black- color, excellent condiunique design, asking tion. $100.00 for both. 870-802-4373. $225. 870-633-7845

Lawn & Garden

FARM

0521 Equipment

ACE PUSH mower, 4.0, 22 inch cut. Problem with the carburetor, OPEN WITH Fresh won't stay started, may Produce. 870-219-9113 be dirty. Asking $25. or 870-897-7226 870-530-2227

0410 Farm Market

CHIPPER/ SHREDDER: McCulloch, electric, RANCH HAND, Full Time. 120V. Used twice, $200. 870-588-4851, Experienced/ horses, 2 C a l l Bedroom house in- Cherry Valley SLIGHTLY USED Glass-top cluded. 870-761-5816. CUB CADET lawn mower, dining set w/ 4 chairs, 726 hours, series 2000, Gold/ glass, heavy Farm model 2155, good con- Wrought Iron, unique 0470 Equipment dition, $ 5 0 0 . design. Matching acces2 ROW Cultivator, $250. 870-932-1586 sories included, asking 870-886-7164 KINGKUTTER ATV disk, $500. 870-633-7845 2 ROW Hippers, $450. one year old, paid $600- THREE PIECE living room will take $400 firm. 870-886-7164 870-897-3150, Call Any- suite: recliner, love seat, and hide-a-bed couch 2 ROW Planter Double time. all in matching red Disc Opener, $450. LIKE NEW nine inch color, great condition, 870-886-7164 Troy-Bilt Edger, $100. $350. Call 926-8149 for viewing 870-335-5560

0460 Horses

2010 MODEL 3520 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR WITH CAB

USED GARDEN tiller in Jonesboro, needs motor work, $50.00, call 573-578-7907, leave message.

A/C, tilt steering, air ride seat, cruise, 4-wd, front end loader, stereo, mp3 player, 113 hrs, 37 hp, under warranty, sales tax paid, like new! $

30,000 OBO 219-3358 or leave message at 972-5412

960 JD Field Cult. S tines, harrow, 28 ft. $4,250. 870-273-9210

FOTON TRACTORS wholesale. We intend to sell 25 tractors in April. Foton says sell them to the public wholesale. 2 year warranty, Parts and service at our facilities. Financing available to qualified applicants. 706 Hwy 49 North, Paragould Arkansas. 870-239-5367.

IN HOME day care, Carriage Hills Subdivision. Accepting fulltime & parttime children also 0320 Cats/Dogs/Pets offering before and after school care. Call BEAUTIFUL ENGLISH Bulldogs: S h o t s , JOHN DEERE 8400 Trac870-278-8871. Wormed, and Papers. tor: 13,000 hrs. $40,000, 870-530-4313 12 row Red Ball Hooded Business 0276 Opportunity Sprayer $5,000. BEAUTIFUL SIAMESE Cats 870-931-8350. free to the right home. THE JONESBORO SUN currently has a route 870-919-5245 MERCHANDISE available in the Walnut FREE TO Good Homes5 Ridge/ Hoxie area. This route profits in the area adorable chow mix pupMusical of $800-$900 per month, pies. They are 2 months 0512 Merchandise is estimated at 40 miles old, very lovable/ affecand takes 2.5 hours to tionate. If interested 2006 FENDER Standard complete. Interested please call 870-561-8646 Telecaster, Sunburst/ parties may c a l l or email Maple. Near Mint condi870-935-5525 x 277, crystalelinburg@yahoo. t i o n , $350 Firm. com email us a (870)897-7689 dm@jonesborosun.com, or stop by the office FREE: 4 Half Persian Kit- ELECTRIC GUITAR - Black, and ask for a carrier tens plus solid white Series 10 Les Paul Cusmomma. 870-243-0597 tom copy. New in mid questionnaire. 80's, $80. Call 935-0915 WALKER COONHOUND after 5 p.m. THE JONESBORO Sun pups: 6 wks, s/w, UKC currently has a route reg. (870)243-7672 0518 Electronics available in the Piggott BRAND N E W Black area. It is 67 miles long 0330 Pet Services Touchscreen Smart and it takes approximately 2.5-3 hours to NEXT CLASS for Dog Phones with Dual complete. If interested obedience classes begin SIM-Card technology. for AT&T, come by The Sun office on May 9th for dogs 4 G o o d to fill out a question- months and up. Call Tracphone AND Net10. naire or C a l l Dick Hefner for more Super deal! $100. Call info 870-236-3452 870-351-2051 870-935-5525 ext. 229.

TWO SWIVEL Rockers with ottomans - dark green - good condition $100 for all (870)802-4373

Sporting 0527 Goods

2003 18 HP Craftsman 48" deck. Good Condition. Runs good. $480. 870-351-5780

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WHITE BASSETT Canopy Bed, full size, dresser, night stand, desk & 5 NEW 2-way head sets MATHEWS MISSION UX2 chair, $300. Can e-mail with surge protector bow, excellent condi- pictures. 870-219-4549 board. Asking $60 or tion with case, $325 best offer, 879-935-6734 OBO. 870-897-3976 Building 55 GAL fish tank with 0542 Materials cabinet, stand, and 0533 Furniture many extras, $125. STEEL BUILDINGS 8 PIECE Oak Dinette Set, Huge Savings/Factory 870-243-6921 Great Condition. $300 Deals 65 GALLON Aquarium OBO. 870-897-7809 38x5 Reg. $25,300 Now with wooden stand & $17,800 light. Nice set-up. $125 ASHLEY MILLENIUM 64x120 Reg. $92,820 or OBO. Contact me @ Cherry china cabinet, Now $64,800 870-316-9307 $425 OBO, Jonesboro. www.sunwardsteel.com 870-932-3245 8 FT Pool table, slate Source#08K top, cover, rack and acDINING TABLE: oak, 45" 501-588-1047 cessories. $500. 932-7068 round with one extenStore/Office sion & chairs, $200. Call A WINNING MEMORY! 0551 Equipment 870-588-3704, Cherry Preserve that Special Valley NEW BLACK/ Glass floor day! Reprints of pubFULL SIZE mattress, $40. display for store. 6 ft. lished or unpublished Call 974-0324 in Jones- long with two glass ad- photos are available justable shelves. Asking now at our web site: boro after 3. www.jonesborosun.co $325. 1-870-633-7845 I HAVE a very dressy m in our Photo Gallery wooden king size bed under Features Call us Wanted to frame. I purchased it for 0554 at 935-5525 or email us Rent/Buy/Trade over $2,000. I have deat photo@jonesborocided it is not me and I WE BUY junk cars and sun.com for more inforam wanting to sell it for trucks, and haul away mation. $500. Can e-mail pics. free stripped out bodAPPROXIMATELY 150 870-243-3925 ies. Call 870-586–9225. Pieces of Kids Meal LIKE NEW 3 pc. coffee Misc. Items for Toys. Some in original table Set, Gold/ glass, 0563 packages. Dating back Sale heavy Wrought Iron, to 1996. Great for unique design, Asking *WANTED JUNK cars & E - B a y ! ! ! $50.00 $250. 870-633-7845 Trucks! Top dollar paid 870-926-4813 (870)897-0646 LIVING ROOM set, great AVAILABLE TO the pubcondition: C o u c h , 1 MAYTAG gas cook lic: Newsprint roll ends. loveseat, oversized stove w/ self cleaning Only $0.40 per pound. chair, ottoman, throw oven. Everything works Great for packing, shippillows. Brownish/ gold great, $250. Call after ping, school projects, with green accents. 5:00 pm, 870-483-6322 or crafts, pets. Stop by the Fabric similar to cordu- 870-919-3769 Jonesboro Sun office at roy. $400 for set. 518 Carson St. 10X6 CHAIN Link dog 870-974-1920 pen, and extra large BARBIE KITCHEN, microNEW BLACK wood book- dog house both $250. chip food/ talks, $75. cases, large, $80 FIRM. Large TV stand $25. 870-275-8588 Already Assembled. 8 7 0 - 9 7 2 - 1 5 3 8 o r BEAUTIFUL WEDDING 870-633-7845 870-882-1020. Dress with veil, $300. NEW BLACK wood bookDress has been cleaned, 2 BATHROOM vanities cases, medium, $60 and boxed, size 12, FIRM, already assem- with one piece white could be altered, can marble top 66" and 65" bled. 870-633-7845 e-mail pictures. long. 2 mirrors, 66"X31" 870-219-4549 OAK CHINA cabinet, $225 and 65"X31". 2 faucet OBO, J o n e s b o r o . sets. $200 for all. CHEST FREEZER for sale, $50. 275-6601 870-351-1436 972-6114

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BEAUTIFUL WEDDING dress, size 5/ 6, bought at David's bridal. Paid $600, asking $300. 870-273-8332

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JUKI INDUSTRIAL sewing machine for sale. Very good condition. $500 firm. This includes table with light attached and accessories. BOYS JEANS: SouthPole 870-273-8332 32x32, $15. Talla 32x32, $10. Levi Strauss, 32x32, KENMORE ELITE Oasis 6.8 $5. Cato 32x32, $8. Cubic Feet GAS Dryer, SouthPole shirts $7, Model 77072 - Very Nice, sweater $10. Only worn $155. 870-273-8833 5-6 times. 870-530-2227 KENMORE SIDE by side BREATHTAKINGLY BEAU- fridge, GE washer, HotTIFUL $5,000 White Wed- point dryer, chest ding gown purchased in freezer, farmhouse taLittle Rock. Loaded with ble with 4 chairs, $500 pearls and sequins. for all 243-6791 Long train. Size 6. Long LADIES LEATHER and fur sleeves. Mint condition, jacket, S-M, never worn, $500. 870-680-2544: very nice. $500 OBO. CHINA CABINET nice, 870-919-1235, Bob $325. Moving must Sell! LEE'S KARATE Summer 870-268-1592/ program enrolling in 870-273-9754 Jonesboro 761-0861 and CONCEALED HANDGUN classes enrolling. 761-9961 leave message, www.141shootingrang e.com lic#06-475

DRYER FOR sell, needs heating element, $30. Call 870-919-6961 EASTER PORTRAIT SPECIAL at Garner's Studio live BUNNIES, 1- 8x10, 2-5x7 & 8-wallet size. $99.95. April 16-23. Call for an appt 870-236-6073.

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Unfurnished 0610 Apartments

WESLO TREADMILL Bought in January, hurt leg and never got to use it over about 15 minutes. Pd $310 Take $250870-802-0882, 870-362-6331

1751 W. Nettleton- 2/ 3 bedrooms, HUD OK. 870-933-7303.

MEN'S BLACK GBX steel toe shoes, size 8 M, in excellent condition, $10. Call 870-974-0324 in Jonesboro.

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MORI LEE Wedding Dress, shawl, veil Purchased for $250, selling for $50. Size 10, runs small, back zips overlay of buttons. cajunfox2003@yahoo.co m for pics. 870-897-7670

TWO LOTS- Memorial Cemetery, Harrisburg, Hwy 14, $500. Lots curFS WHITE metal baby rently selling higher. bed and mattress in Call 870-578-2481 good condition $65 TWO TRIKKES T8 airs askobo. Call 870-819-5037 ing $400 for both. Like new only rode a few GE REFRIGERATOR w/ times. Leave message: ice maker, works great. 870-761-0669 Almond in color. Price $200. Call 870-483-6322 VINTAGE MURRAY 10 after 5:00 pm or speed, new tires and 870-919-3769. bar wraps. Great bike,$50. 870-761-0669 GENUINE ARKLA Gas Grill: good condition, on cart WE TRANSFER old 8MM with tank, $ 2 5 0 . Film or Slides to DVD. 870-935-9406, leave mes- 870-926-6638 sage if no answer. WEDDING DRESS (size JAMES BOND VHS Collec- 10) with veil and stortion - 17 VHS Movies, a g e trunk, $300. $25. 870-351-2882 275-6601

1000 sq. ft., 2BR 1.5BA, Carport, Full Size Washer & Dryer, Built In Microwave, Dishwasher $895/month

includes all utilities, cable and internet. 12 month lease (no HUD) (one mile behind Fletcher Dodge on Rook Road)

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870-932-5465 Affordable Luxury Living on a 9-Hole Golf Course!

Warehouse

25/30 $150 plus tax. 25/40 $200.00 plus tax, lease & security deposit required. CR 402, 137 past Lawson Road, left off Hwy 1 South. 870-972-5002.

Unfurnished 0610 Apartments # 1 & 2 Bedroom apartments, some 2 bath, prices, pictures. Location at: www.magictouchcorp.com 935-4800 24 hour info 935-5051 #1 LOCATION: Luxury 2 BR, $595/ $659, 1317 Lakewood. 931-8459

Paragould

2 BR, 1 BA Duplex, Close to Paragould High School. CH/A, All Electric. $300/deposit, $425/montly. Paragould. 870-215-3334

310 NORTH 14th Avenue, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Washer/dryer hookups, stove, refrigerator, utilities paid. No Pet Policy! $535/monthly, $300/deposit. 870-450-0356

Business 0670 Places/Offices

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Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts Amenities Include: Full Size Kitchen Appliances W/D Included * Golf Privileges Fitness Center * Swimming Pool Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball Courts & MORE! On-Site Management-7 Days A Week Fully Furnished Options & Executive Suites Available! Apply Online, View Photos, Rates & Floorplans:

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2 BEDROOM, 1 Bath$550 month, 726 Southwest Drive, onsite office. 870-316-1353 2 BEDROOM, all appliances, available May 1st, very clean. 932-7883

1 AND 2 bedroom available. Central heat and air. No Hud, Pet policy. Call 932-1457 Stratford Manor Apartments is an equal opportunity housing

BONO/ JONESBORO 1- 3 Bedroom Apartments $375- $675/ month Houses 2- 4 bedrooms Some HUD Accepted. Some based on income. Some pet friendly. 336-0112 J. A. Whitley Invest., LLC

1 BEDROOM - 1 Bath studio, $375. All utilities included, No HUD, pet friendly. 1901 E. Johnson. 316-1353

CENTRAL LOCATION. 2 COLLEGE C O R N E R 1 BR/ 1 BA, all appliances, month free Move in sewer paid, quiet locaSpecial! Block from ASU tion. Application/ Lease. campus 870-972-8200 870-972-1375.

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3306 LONOKE Cove, 3-BR 2-BA, 1800+ sqft. Amber Gill, Exit Realty. 215-2419 3BR/ 2BA 2car garage, gasFP, privacy fence, laminate flr, solid surface countertops, just painted 932-9893/ 930-0292

4 BEDROOM, 2 BathFreshly remodeled, Nettleton Schools, $88,900.00 (870)931-8048, (870)243-1298

Paragould

1BR AND 2BR apartment appliances furnished, no pets, Reynolds Park Road $475/month, $300/deposit. 870-215-3086.

Homes for 0620 Rent

• Fitness Center • Swimming Pool • Basketball & Tennis • Washer & Dryer • On-Site Management

1700 SQ. Ft. Warehouse Space, 24 hr. access, secure and gated, $500 month. 870-931-4991.

NEWLY CONSTRUCTED 3BR 1 1/2 BA, all appliances, utility room, tile, hardwood and carpet floor, large open living and dining area, all elecWILLOW CREEK Apart- tric. Very nice $650/rent ment Homes is Jones- $ 4 0 0 / d e p o s i t . Call boro living at its finest. 870-215-3971. Enjoy our brand- new 2 bedroom homes Condominiums equipped with central 0625 for Rent air, energy star rated appliances, full-size RIDGEPOINTE, washer and dryer, FURNISHED 2 BR/ walk-in closets and 2 BA, $1,500 mo., more! Call today to 1 car garage, storm schedule your appoint- shelter, screen porch. ment 870-738-9850 or Unfurnished 2 BR/ 2 BA, visit us online at $1,280 mo. Carroll Caldwww.livingwillowcreek. well, Coldwell Banker VCI. 931-8233. com

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POWER CHAIR, Jazzy Select GT never used. $500. 870-530-1794

SMALL CHEST Deep Freeze, perfect for cou(see the FREE AD box) ple. Works great, needs painted, $60. Call Marie or Fill out a form in our 870-781-0001 office at 518 Carson TOOL BOXES, fits 154 St, Jonesboro AR. truck or same size Hours are Mondaytruck. $150. Friday 7:30- 5:30. 870-935-0525.

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WILLOW CREEK Apartment Homes offers everything for the business corporate executive. Enjoy our wonderfully furnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Corporate Suites with access to our resort- style salt water pool, internet cafe, 24-hr. fitness center and more! Call today to schedule your appointment 870-738-9850 or visit us online at www.livingwillowcreek. com

1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

NEW ABOVE Counter microwave, cost $300, selling for $140. 870-243-2913 or 870-316-2238

PRIVATE INVESTOR Coin Collector wanting any kind gold/ silver. Your item or group of 870-268-9557 items must be for sale for one price $500 or SCREEN/ ROOM divider: 3 panel tri-fold, unfinless. ished wood. Each panel Ads can be placed on is 16" x 58", $30. Call 870-588-3704, Cherry our website at Valley

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1 Bedroom - $500 209 E. Nettleton, 1 and 2 monthly bedroom apartments, very nice, weekly and 2 Bedroom - $600 monthly rent. Utilities monthly paid. Onsite manager, WHIRLPOOL WASHER with laundromat. Please and Kenmore dryer, Utilities and cable $125. Both work great! call 897-0573, 219-0579 included! Ask for Rev. Charlie Pol- 3 BR/ 1 BA, HUD apWeekly rates lard. 870-253-2671 available proved, $695 mo, 90 Rogers Street. 316-1353 WHITE "JEAN'S Machine" 870-236-3217 Sewing machine with CRAIGHILL TOWNHOMES case for sale $75.00. Call off Forest Hill Road- 2 870-761-1611 Bedroom duplexes, priGuns vate, quiet, washer GUN SALE dryer, kitchen appliMilitary/ Home defense ances. Call 870-934-0885 type guns, rifles, pistols, between 10:00 am- 5:00 3700 S. Caraway shotguns and ammunip.m. Monday- Friday tion. April 16-17. SaturWeb site: arkansasapart• Luxury 1, 2 & 3 day, 9am-5pm. Sunday ments.net bedrooms Noon-5pm. Bill's Gun • Washer & dryer EFFICIENCY, 1 & 2 BR, Paragould 236-4433, Shop, 106 Michaels St. in • Central air & heat W/D hookup, HUD Bono. Call 870-897-3143 www.leeskarate.com • Fitness Center accepted. Call for easy to follow direc• Playground Basket/ 870-935-9018. 1811 Self LIKE NEW: 2 heavy lamps tions. Volley Ball Circle for end tables, Gold/ • Tight Security Cream, asking $100. REAL ESTATE FOR RENT • No Pet Policy 870-633-7845

ELECTRIC "FIREPLACE" heater, remote control NEW ORIENTAL Rug block - (Have one and (Room Size), Black/ love it) $115. 935-3909 Cream- Beautiful! Asking $200. 870-633-7845 ELECTRIC TECH Typewriter, bought new in OLYMPUS EVOLT E-410 late 1980's. Slightly camera, accessories and used, great condition, 2 lenses (14-42mm, $45. Call 935-0915 after 5 40-150mm), works perfect, $400. 870-273-3700 p.m.

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## 17000 sq. ft. Warehouse, plus 1500 sq. ft. Apartment across from new hospital for lease. Arnold Real Estate Kent 870-932-2600. #1 THREE major Jonesboro shopping centers up to 25,000 sf at below market rate. Special: 14 position Beauty Shop, individual electric and phone, each position, $1580 monthly, Highland Center, Jonesboro. Extra parking available. 870-972-6042 or cell 870-316-1324 or 870-935-0494 nights. 1800 SF Retail/ Warehouse with overhead door in back. 2801 Caraway. 870-275-9420

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708-B Windover, Jonesboro

700 FT.- Office Space $675. 1100 WILKINS, 4 bed- Denver Dudley room, 2.5 bath, $1400, Coldwell Banker deposit $1400. 935-5799. 870-930-4042 208 CODY, Brookland: 3 bedroom 2 bath, all electric, $925 monthly, no Pet Policy. 870-919-2236

OFFICE A N D Retail Space- 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Starting at $350 per month. Please call 870-275-4223.

3 BEDROOM, 1 Bath Jonesboro house. West Monroe. 1350- 375 sf Retail of$695 month. 316-1353 fice/ Beauty shop. 3915 East Nettleton, 3 BR, all electric, appli- 935-4398. ances furnished, HUD approved. 761-5816 SPACE F O R Rent. 1000-5000 sq. ft. avail3 BR/ 2 BA, House for able. 870-935-3006. Lease, Bono Area. No HUD, No Pet Policy. $650 Mobile Homes rent, plus deposit. 0675 for Rent 870-530-0648. 1 AND 2 Bedrooms, 418 BROOKSTONE: All starting at $200, debrick, 1 year old, 3 BR, 2 posit, no pet policy. BA, $1,150 monthly, de- 870-930-8137 posit required. J.H. Abel Realty Inc 870-926-6160 2 OR 3 Bedroom- Weekly or monthly. EXECUTIVE HOME, 870-932-5981 or Ridgepoint, 6 BR, 4+ Liv870-268-9952 ing areas, $2,500. 931-8449. Jonesboro 2 B E D R O O M , dishJonesboro washer, all appliances, 2013 ROSEMOND, 3 BR/ nice, available May 1st. 2.5 bath, 2 living areas, 2 870-932-7883 car garage, fireplace, fenced back yard. $995 Paragould monthly, $750 deposit. 2 AND 3 Bedroom $275 No Smoking, No Pet and up. Paragould area, Policy, 1 year lease. no HUD, no pets. Con870-931-1161. tact 870-335-5073. EXECUTIVE CONDO, Nice, Clean 5 br, 2 1/2 ba. 1 gar., stove, d/wash, fridge, ch&a, all elec., w/dry incl., $1200/ $800. 761-9397

Paragould

2111 MIMOSA, Nice brick home, 3BR, 1 1/2 BA, covered patio. $700/monthly. Call 870-476-4427

GARDEN SPACE! Fruit TREES! GAZEBO! COUNTRY LIVING! only 3 miles from Town. 3 BR/ 2 BA. Completely remodeled (from the floor up) manufactured home, with a Cooks kitchen and so much more! Don't let this one get away!

NEW LOWER PRICE $79,900!!

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MOUNTAIN HOME AR, 1727 sf, open floor plan on 3 gorgeous acres quarter of a mile from Lake Norfork boat docks, $149,900. 870-321-4070 Will email 2 BR, Monthly and pictures weekly rates. SEVERAL HOUSES 870-565-8533 1450-1800 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Nettleton REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Schools. We take trades. 243-1298, 931-8048. HOUSES AND Mobile Homes also NEW mobile homes for rent in Marmaduke. 236-0164, 597-1217.


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0804 Boats for Sale

2006 HARLEY Davidson Road King Custom, Less than 5k miles, great condition, Lots of extras! Call or Text 870-240-3054 $18,000 OBO

WEEKEND CABIN at Norfork Lake, 1/4 acre, Sewer and well,Fully furnished, boat stall and lift. Call 573-259-0029 for details. $67,000.00.

Jonesboro

SMALL 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Duplex. $400/ $200 deposit. 230 B Olive, Jonesboro. 901-550-2332

0734 Lots & Acreage 1 TO 4 Acres, near 351. Hills, trees, electric, water, cable, owner financing, 870-935-0680, 870-935-7863

850AC DEER/ Turkey Hunting. Near Imboden. Marketable Timber, Creeks, Trails, and Plots. 160ac Improved Pasture Also Available. Well Sell in Whole or Part. 870-926-2062 For Details.

BEAUTIFUL 8 acres +/628 road new metal building $53,500. 5 acres +/- tract on 625 road, $23,500. Partially cleared, beautiful building sites conveniently located. 870-240-5566. EVENING SHADE, 3 acres on Strawberry River. Cabin, hunting. Beautiful site. (870)219-6387.

Mobile Homes 0741 for Sale

$14,250

14’ Camo Jon Boat, Live well, trailer w/spare tire. 9.9 Johnson, (new gas tank), Trolling motor (new battery). Great condition.

$2250

Call 870-761-3773 REMODELED FLOATING Cabin on Beautiful Norfork Lake! A Steal at 49,900. 870-421-8162 or 870-424-2255

Campers/ 0820 Trailers 1991 34’ Georgia Boy, 6.5 watts Generator, Dual Air. Complete with Tow Vehicle, 1994 Geo Tracker. Non Smokers, Excellent Condition. Special Buy $12,000.

870-869-2744

$0 DOWN Rent to own, 2/ 3/ 4 Bedrooms, each on 1 acre lot. 2003 CENTURY Skyline 870-935-7525 Fifth Wheel 32 ft.- 2 slides. Commercial/ 0754 Office Home 870-879-2618 Cell 870-692-8016 ## 2217 Caraway Rd., Cell 870-692-7019 9600 sq. ft., fully leased retail center, 10% Cap. Arnold Real Estate, Kent SUPERSLIDE 28FT Wild932-2600. cat 5th wheel- $17,000 OBO. 870-424-2255 APPROX. 3200 sf. Com- 870-421-4429 mercial building for sale/lease. Previously leased for medical pro- 0832 Motorcycles fession. 501-412-2724 1988 HONDA 80 BIRCHWOOD SQUARE. Moped Everthing there, 2000- 4000 sq. ft. Retail Has not been ran in 2 or for lease. Arnold Group three years. Can't get Kent 870-932-2600. started. Tired working on it. Has new Batt. Will PROFESSIONAL OFFICES, sell for parts price. Rhine Building utilities $ 2 0 0 . 0 0 obo. Call included, 932-8083 $200-$300-$500, 236-7673 SOUTHWEST DRIVE1100-1150 sf, utilities included. Coldwell Banker, Phillip, 870-351-5505 or 870-935-2059

0832 Motorcycles

1998 XL1200 Sportster

2007

Harley Davidson Softtail Deluxe. Fairing. 103 motor. Lots of chrome, loaded with extras. 14,500 miles.

2005 NITRO 189 Sport with 150hp Mercury, canopy top, great shape, stored when not in use. Must see. $12,900. 870-919-3727

2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe, Crimson Red. Detachable windshield, saddlebags, sissy bar. Vance and Hines duel exhaust, auxiliary lights, 3800 miles, $15,400. Financing available with approved credit.

870-926-7143

‘99 Ultra Classic Harley Davidson

(870)275-0141

2007 Honda VTX 1300

06 Leaman kit, phase 3 eagle pkg., all chrome, 06 trailer inc., 39k miles, cruise, extra lights, oil cooler, extra fan, matching chrome wheels on tryke and trailer. 4 helmets included.

$19,500 870-809-0995

870-316-4019

Trucks for 0864 Sale

2007 Jeep Patriot

2005 CHEVROLET 2006 Yamaha

65,000 miles, New Tires, Red, Sat. Radio Ready Front Wheel Drive 27-28 MPG, Clean

$11,150 972-5062 • 882-0368

1977 CJ5 Hard Top

Warn Winch Fair Shape, Runs good, New Tires $4500 OBO 870-740-0760

2008 Chopper Nation Twister, 1850cc, 113ci, Custom Paint, Approx 500 miles, Local Bike

$24,500 obo 417-293-7323 2008 H-D Ultra Classic black pearl, 3,300 miles, like new, chrome lowers, abs, passenger relocation kit, light kit, $19,000 obo. 870-792-7474 2009 HARLEY Street Glide, 18k miles, great condition, well maintained, Black, many extras. 870-598-4748

6.5 DIESEL PMD/ FSD Driver Module (Black Box side of injection pump) Fits 94-02 Chevy/ GMC. NEVER USED. $125.00 870-930-7674

Heavy 0852 Equipment

1994 International, 350 Cat

9 Speed, 16 Ft. Bed, Air Ride $

15,000 870-919-0097

870-935-5525

Lots of extras, low miles, great shape. $4,200

Sport Utility 0856 Vehicles

Many Extras, Low Miles, Excellent 0848 Auto/Truck Parts & Condition. Accessories Garage Kept. 6.5 DIESEL FSD Heat-Sinc $6700 Kit. Fits 94-02 Chevy/ 0860 Vans for Sale 870-897-9102 GMC relocates black box for cooler operation. 1991 CHEVY VAN $225.00 870-930-7674

TRANSPORTATION

0804 Boats for Sale

0832 Motorcycles

Good Work Van, Low Miles

$2,450 870-316-1525

Loaded, moon roof, Bose stereo, 98k miles, 2wd, Extra Clean.

15,000

$

V8, LWB, New transmission, good cold air conditioner, runs good & looks good. $2,590 870-483-5428

Trucks for 0864 Sale

1997 Chevrolet Suburban All power, auto, A/C, CD, cassette, new tires. 156,000 miles.

870-932-6883

Find a job that makes your references jealous.

870-897-6139

870-931-8037

2007 Ford F250

FINANCIAL

Crew Cab 4X4 Lariat FX4 6.0L Diesel, 80,000 miles 20 inch wheels, chrome package, clean title

$27,500 870-930-5586

1992 FORD RANGER

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LEGALS

0955 Legals

$7,700

Has White Diamond paint, heated seats, tires less than 100 miles, excellent condition, only 36,605 miles.

8250

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870-761-5339

2005 Mazda Miata

2 WD, work truck, runs good, new shocks & tires, full size tool box.

$3400 870-351-5780

Both Tops, metal flake green, cream Interior, uto, base radio, keyless, loaded, 78,000 miles,

$10,800 870-932-7227, or 243-1994

2006 Toyota Avalon 2001 Nissan Frontier Supercharger, 2-wheel drive. leather interior, sunroof, runs good, well serviced.

$6700 OBO

Pearl White with Tan leather interior. 68k miles, Excellent Condition, Inside and Out. Great Gas Mileage!

$14,800 870-926-0029

Call after 5:30 or leave message

2009

Mercury Milan Loaded, Leather,

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Business 0910 Opportunities

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS 0868 Cars for Sale WESTERN DISTRICT DOMESTIC RELATIONS DIVISION ROBERT LOWE, PLAINTIFF vs. No. DR 2011-240 (LB) DENISE WATTS LOWE, DEFENDANT WARNING ORDER Denise Watts Lowe is hereby warned to appear in this Court Good Condition within 30 days and answer the Complaint 108,000 miles filed by Robert Lowe, and upon failure of Denise Watts Lowe to do so, the Complaint 870-882-3061 filed herein will be 870-316-2332 deemed to be admitted. 2004 BMW 325i Perfect WITNESS my hand and Condition, $14,500. Call seal as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Craighead 870-974-0440. County, Arkansas, this 12 day of April, 2011. 2004 CADILLAC DTS Ann Hudson, CIRCUIT CLERK

1999 GMC SIERRA

870-351-5780

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1 Owner, with Aluminum loading rack. $2,200.

2006 Chevy Impala

1992 FORD VAN

Moon Roof 2002 Chevy 31,000 miles Avalanche 2500 $17,000 Crew Cab Blue/Gray 870-897-1605 ext., 72,350 miles, 2WD, loaded, clean $13,250 870-530-3414

2004 Chevy Z71 Silver, 5.3 Auto., Excellent Condition

12,450

$

Call

870-378-3636

Foreclosure 0970 Notices MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE AC-

TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH

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Off-Road 0880 Vehicles

AVALANCHE Raptor 350X

234,461 miles $1,800 Call (870) 240-3128 after 6:00 p.m. in Paragould, AR

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1998 Lexus ES300

white, 4 door, loaded, auto, gold package, 122k, sunroof

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS WESTERN DISTRICT CIVIL DIVISION BANCORPSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff Vs. No. CV-2011-10 CHRISTOPHER T. GILLIAM and SHARON M. GILLIAM, Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Commissioner, pursuant to Decree of Foreclosure of the Circuit Court of Craighead County, Arkansas, which was rendered on the 24th day of March, 2011, in a case with the Plaintiff, BancorpSouth Bank, appearing by and through its attorneys, Lyons & Cone, P.L.C., and the Defendants, Christopher T. Gilliam and Sharon M. Gilliam,appearing by and through their attorney, Robertson Law Firm, will on the 27th day of April, 2011, offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the county courthouse in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, to the highest and best bidder the following lands situated in the County of Craighead, State of Arkansas: Lots 5 and 6 in block "A" of Roleson's Addition to the City of Jonesboro, formerly town of Nettleton, Arkansas which is also known as 4301 East Nettleton, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Said sale will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the date stated and sale will be made upon the following terms: By cash or on a credit of three (3) months. In the event that the purchaser chooses to purchase on credit, the purchaser will be required to give bond with approved security to secure the payment of the purchase price, and a lien will be retained on said land to secure the purchase price. Provided, that if the purchaser desires to avail himself of the credit allowed, such purchaser shall be required to pay the amount bid plus interest accrued on the bid price at the maximum rate allowed by law from the date of the bid until all funds are paid to the Clerk. WITNESS my hand this 11th day of April, 2011. ANN HUDSON, CLERK By: Jake Kornegey Deputy Clerk

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PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar-

kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on November 22, 2006, Shawn T. Belcher and Misti L. Belcher executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Wilmington Finance, Inc. and Wilmington Finance, Inc.'s suc-

cessors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded December 12, 2006, at Book 1252, Page 485 in the real estate records of Craighead

County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said in-

debtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said

tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on May 12, 2011, at or about 11:00 A.M. at the Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Craighead County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: The following lands lying in the County of Craighead and State of Arkansas, to-wit: Lot 46 of Club Place Addition to Johnston, Arkansas, as shown by plat in Plat Cabinet "B" Page 76 at Jonesboro, Arkansas, and to easements as shown on recorded plat. More commonly known as: 1206 E Craighead Forest Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 1324-171863 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 J.P. Sellers (2009232)

Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239

TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE AC-

TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY

BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH

PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar-

kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on June 29, 2000, Wayman Allen Mays and Patricia H. Mays executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Mott & Mickel Attorneys, as Trustee, in favor of Full Spectrum Lending,

Inc.; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded July 24, 2000, at Book 315, Page 177 in the real estate records of Jackson County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; andWHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein

based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on April 28, 2011, at or about 9:00 A.M. at the Jackson County Courthouse in Newport, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Jackson County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain parcel of land situate in the County of Jackson, State of Arkansas, being known and designated as Lot Six 6, Block Six 6, Remmel's Addition to the City of Newport. More commonly known as: 1020 Remmel, Newport, Arkansas 72112 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Jackson County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might dis-

close. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No.


Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the | day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 361-2465

THURSDAY APRIL 14, 2011

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WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Deanna Dorrough (2008152) For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE AC-

TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY

BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH

PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar-

kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on January 19, 1999, William D Faulkner, Sr and Deborah Faulkner executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Terry Frierson, as Trustee, in favor of MidSouth Bank dba MidSouth Bank Mortgage; andWHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded January 25, 1999, as Instrument No. 99-285 in the real estate records of Poinsett County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on April 21, 2011, at or about 10:00 A.M. at the Poinsett County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Poinsett County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Part of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of section 33, township 10 North, range 4 East, more particularly described as follows: commence at the Northeast corner of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of said section 33 and run thence South along the East line of the said Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter, 900 feet to the point of beginning proper; thence continue South along the East line of the said Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter, 120 feet, thence West parallel with the North line of the said Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter, 200 feet, thence North parallel with the East line of the said Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter , 120 feet; thence East parallel with the North line of the said Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter , 200 feet to the point of beginning proper.More commonly known as: 837 Hooper Lane, Harrisburg, Arkansas 72432 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Poinsett County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 408-198526 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 J.P. Sellers (2009232) For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE AC-

TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY

BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH

PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar-

kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on May 25, 2006, Jeremy W. Huey executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to First Home Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded June 1, 2006, at Book 421, Page 8544 in the real estate records of Cross County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on May 5, 2011, at or about 10:15 A.M. at the Cross County Courthouse in Wynne, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Cross County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: The North Half (N1/2) of Lot Eleven (11) of Owen Thomas Subdivision of a part of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of Section Seventeen (17), Township Seven (7) North, Range Three (3) East, Cross County, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 131 Wallace Street N, Wynne, Arkan-

emy W. Huey executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to First Home Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded June 1, 2006, at Book 421, Page 8544 in the real estate records of Cross County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on May 5, 2011, at or about 10:15 A.M. at the Cross County Courthouse in Wynne, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Cross County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: The North Half (N1/2) of Lot Eleven (11) of Owen Thomas Subdivision of a part of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of Section Seventeen (17), Township Seven (7) North, Range Three (3) East, Cross County, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 131 Wallace Street N, Wynne, Arkan-

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sas 72396 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Cross County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 436-193300 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 J.P. Sellers (2009232) Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on August 30, 2006, Deborah Gale Mullins executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Rodney Landes, Jr., as Trustee, in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc ("MERS") solely as nominee for First Financial Bank, and First Financial Bank's successors and assigns.; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded September 8, 2006, at Book 1235, Page 544 in the real estate records of Craighead County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on May 12, 2011, at or about 11:00 A.M. at the Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Craighead County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: The West 4 feet of the North 00 feet of Lot One and the North 200 feet of Lot 2, Block A of W.A. Schisler's Addition to the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas, being a part of the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section 24, township 14 north, range 3 east. More commonly known as: 1307 West Matthews Avenue, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No.

FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No.

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436-202504 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 J.P. Sellers (2009232) For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE AC-

SOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar-

www.jonesborosun.com

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TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. More commonly known as: 1412 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A Normandy Lane Extension, BlyDEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OB- theville, Arkansas 72315 TAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE PURPOSE. SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOThis Instrument Prepared by: SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & AS- FRONT DOOR OF THE Mississippi SOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill County Courthouse OR, IF THERE Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar- IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT WHEREAS, on October 24, 2001, SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE Barbara J Morris executed a mortgage conveying certain property SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERtherein described to Homegold, TISED AND CONDUCTED. Inc. a South Carolina Corporation; This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable reand corded plat; any unpaid taxes; WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded November 6, 2001, any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may at Book B-61, Page 404 in the real be applicable; any statutory estate records of Mississippi rights of redemption of any govCounty, Arkansas; and ernmental agency, state or fedWHEREAS, default has occurred in eral; any prior liens or encumthe payment of said indebted- brances as well as any priority ness and the same is now, there- created by a fixture filing; and to fore, wholly due, and the owner any matter that an accurate surand holder of the debt has re- vey of the premises might disquested the undersigned to sell close. the property to satisfy said inThe sale held pursuant to this debtedness; and Notice may be rescinded at the WHEREAS, there may be tenants Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any that claim an interest in the real time. The right is reserved to adproperty herein based upon said journ the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is without further publication, hereby given that the entire in- upon announcement at the time debtedness has been declared and place for the sale set forth due and payable, and that an above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE agent of Wilson & Associates, CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE REvirtue of the power, duty, and SPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER.

authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on April 21, 2011, at or about 2:00 P.M. at the Mississippi County Courthouse in Osceola, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Mississippi County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Land lying in the Osceola District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, to-wit: Lot 13, Block D, Green Acres Addition to Osceola, Arkansas, according to plat of record in Recorder's Office for Osceola District, Mississippi County, Arkansas.More commonly known as: 104 Green Acres Drive, Osceola, Arkansas 72370 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Mississippi County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 436-205135 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 J.P. Sellers (2009232) Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar-

kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on August 12, 2008, Terrance M. Jones and Sondra L. Jones executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Bank of England Mortgage Company and Bank of England Mortgage Company's successors and assigns; andWHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded August 14, 2008, at Book 2016, Page 1729 in the real estate records of Mississippi County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an 436-202504 agent of Wilson & Associates, WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 authority vested in and imposed Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on April 28, 2011, at or about 1:00 (501) 219-9388 P.M. at the Mississippi County J.P. Sellers (2009232) Courthouse in Blytheville, ArkanFor more information regarding sas, offer for sale certain propthis foreclosure sale, visit erty hereinafter described to the WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general highest bidder for cash, free from information call 501-224-5239 the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate • No dealers, Non-Commercial Only situated in Mississippi County, Ar• Certain restrictions apply.and being more particukansas, larly described as follows: Lot Twelve 12, Block Fourteen 14, Fairview Heights, a Subdivision in

seconds East 300.38 feet, to the Section Line, thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East on the Section Line 36.07 | feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.25 acres, more or less, subject to all rights of way and easements of record, in the County of Craighead, State of Arkansas. More commonly known as: 5979 Highway 226, Jonesboro, Arkansas TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL 72404 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLO- YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE TION. FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU County Courthouse OR, IF THERE WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEIS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS FICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVER- THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTISED AND CONDUCTED. TAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH This sale is subject to all matPURPOSE. ters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; This Instrument Prepared by: any restrictive covenants, ease- Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASments, or setback lines that may SOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill be applicable; any statutory Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar-

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kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 |on August 12, 2008, WHEREAS, Terrance M. Jones and Sondra L. Jones executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Bank of England Mortgage Company and Bank of England Mortgage Company's successors and assigns; andWHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded August 14, 2008, at Book 2016, Page 1729 in the real estate records of Mississippi County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on April 28, 2011, at or about 1:00 P.M. at the Mississippi County Courthouse in Blytheville, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Mississippi County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot Twelve 12, Block Fourteen 14, Fairview Heights, a Subdivision in

W&A No. 638-155257 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 J.P. Sellers (2009232) Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH

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debtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on May 5, 2011, at or about 11:00 A.M. at the Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Craighead County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as

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Deanna Dorrough (2008152) For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar-

kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on January 3, 2007, Edward Rhodes and Trakeyla Rhodes executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Challenge Financial Investors Corp., Florida Corporation and Challenge Financial Investors Corp., Florida Corporation's successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded January 8, 2007, at Book 2012, Page 6842 in the real estate records of Mississippi County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, J.P. Sellers (2009232) on April 21, 2011, at or about 1:00 Agent for Mortgagee P.M. at the Mississippi County For more information regarding Courthouse in Blytheville, Arkanthis foreclosure sale, visit sas, offer for sale certain propWWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general erty hereinafter described to the information call 501-224-5239 highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Mississippi County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot Eight (8), Block Two (2), Fairview Heights, a subdivision in the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 1109 Ward Lane, Blytheville, Arkansas

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head County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said in-

follows: Lot R25, Taylor Fourth Replat of North Belgrath Heights Subdivision, Craighead County, Arkansas, as shown by plat in plat cabinet "B" page 75 at Jonesboro, ArkanPURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: sas, and subject to easements as Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & AS- shown on recorded plat. SOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill More commonly known as: 207 Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar- Royale Drive, Jonesboro, Arkansas kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 72401 WHEREAS, on July 23, 2005, MiUNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE chael Young executed a mort- SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOgage conveying certain property SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE therein described to Long Beach FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead Mortgage Company; and County Courthouse OR, IF THERE WHEREAS, said mortgage was IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS duly recorded July 27, 2005, at THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE Book 1155, Page 931 in the real WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT estate records of Craighead SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERCounty, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in TISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matthe payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, there- ters shown on any applicable refore, wholly due, and the owner corded plat; any unpaid taxes; and holder of the debt has re- any restrictive covenants, easequested the undersigned to sell ments, or setback lines that may the property to satisfy said in- be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any govdebtedness; and ernmental agency, state or fedWHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real eral; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority property herein based upon said created by a fixture filing; and to tenancy. any matter that an accurate surNOW, THEREFORE, notice is vey of the premises might dishereby given that the entire in- close. debtedness has been declared The sale held pursuant to this due and payable, and that an Notice may be rescinded at the agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the virtue of the power, duty, and day of the sale to another day, authority vested in and imposed time and place certain without upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, further publication, upon anon April 21, 2011, at or about 11:00 nouncement at the time and A.M. at the Craighead County place for the sale set forth above. Courthouse in Jonesboro, Arkansas, offer for sale certain prop- THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER erty hereinafter described to the TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILhighest bidder for cash, free from ITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all 72-126969 other exemptions which are ex- WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. pressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220

SELL YOUR VEHICLE FAST! 72404 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 660-184536

kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on September 16, 2003, John Edwin Rudeen executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Gary Clark, as Trustee, in favor of MidSouth Bank D/B/A Midsouth Bank Mortgage; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded September 19, 2003, at Book 1017, Page 552 in the real estate records of Craig-

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PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar- situated in Craighead County, Arkansas, and being more particukansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on March 24, 2006, larly described as follows: Patricia Ellen Decker Light exe- Lot 19 Block A of Lost Creek Escuted a mortgage conveying cer- tates, Replat of Lamberth's Subditain property therein described vision, Phase 1, 2 and 3, Jonesto Ameriquest Mortgage Com- boro, Arkansas, as shown by plat of record in Plat Cabinet B page pany; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was 164, subject to Bill of Assurance of record in Deed Record 465, duly recorded April 3, 2006, at Book 1205, Page 240 in the real page 377 and in Deed Record 466, page 634; Amended and Restated estate records of Craighead Bill of Assurance in Deed Record County, Arkansas; and 486, page 125 and Amendment WHEREAS, default has occurred in No. 1 to Amended and Restated the payment of said indebted- Bill of Assurance in Deed Record ness and the same is now, there- 523, page 376 at Jonesboro, Arfore, wholly due, and the owner kansas, and to easements as and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell shown on recorded plat. the property to satisfy said in- More commonly known as: 526 County Road 339, Jonesboro, Ardebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants kansas 72401 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE tenancy. FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead NOW, THEREFORE, notice is County Courthouse OR, IF THERE hereby given that the entire in- IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS debtedness has been declared THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE due and payable, and that an WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT agent of Wilson & Associates, SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERvirtue of the power, duty, and TISED AND CONDUCTED. authority vested in and imposed This sale is subject to all matupon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on April 21, 2011, at or about 11:00 ters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; A.M. at the Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Arkan- any restrictive covenants, easesas, offer for sale certain prop- ments, or setback lines that may erty hereinafter described to the be applicable; any statutory highest bidder for cash, free from rights of redemption of any govthe statutory right of redemp- ernmental agency, state or fedtion, homestead, dower, and all eral; any prior liens or encumother exemptions which are ex- brances as well as any priority pressly waived in the mortgage, created by a fixture filing; and to said property being real estate any matter that an accurate sursituated in Craighead County, Ar- vey of the premises might diskansas, and being more particu- close. The sale held pursuant to this larly described as follows: A part of the North half of Sec- Notice may be rescinded at the tion 6, Township 13, North, Range Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any 3 East; being more particularly time. The right is reserved to addescribed as follows: Begin at the journ the day of the sale to anNorth quarter corner of Section other day, time and place certain 6, Township 13 North, Range 3 without further publication, East, the point of beginning; upon announcement at the time thence South 00 degrees 43 min- and place for the sale set forth utes 00 seconds West on the Sec- above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE tion line 308.18 feet, thence CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL North 77 degrees 46 minutes 38 TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE REseconds West along a projected SPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. fence line, 36.81 feet, thence W&A No. 660-187362 North 00 degrees 43 minutes 00 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. seconds East 300.38 feet, to the Section Line, thence North 90 de- 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 grees 00 minutes 00 seconds Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 East on the Section Line 36.07 feet to the point of beginning, (501) 219-9388 containing 0.25 acres, more or less, subject to all rights of way and easements of record, in the County of Craighead, State of Arkansas. More commonly known as: 5979 Highway 226, Jonesboro, Arkansas

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72315-1537 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Mississippi County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 72-156788 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388

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W&A No. 72-197826 TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DE- 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 FICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU.

THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on September 4, 2003, Patricia J. Owens and Delbert D. Owens executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Swafford & Hayes, as Trustee, in favor of Homeowners Loan Corp A Delaware Corporation; andWHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded October 6, 2003, at Book 1021, Page 875 in the real estate records of Craighead County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on April 28, 2011, at or about 11:00 A.M. at the Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Craighead County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Situated in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas and being described as follows: Lot 5 of G&S First Subdivision of a part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 14 North, Range 4 East, Craighead County, Arkansas, as shown by Plat Cabinet “A”, page 16, subject to Bill of Assurance in Deed Record 249, page 661, at Jonesboro, Arkansas, and to easements as shown on re-

corded plat. The above legal description being the same as the last deed of record, no boundary survey having been made at the time of this conveyance. More commonly known as: 205 Ginger Drive, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 72-185815 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Deanna Dorrough (2008152) For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on August 21, 2003, Mackie J. Champion and Marjorie D. Champion executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Watermark Financial Partners Inc. and Watermark Financial Partners Inc.'s successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded September 2, 2003, at Book 2004, Page 7314 in the real estate records of Mississippi County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on May 12, 2011, at or about 1:00 P.M. at the Mississippi County Courthouse in Blytheville, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Mississippi County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 3, Block 5, Replat of Martin's Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 711 North 16th Street, Blytheville, Arkansas 72315-2319 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Mississippi County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encum-

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Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE AC-

TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on October 2, 2007, Bobby Mark Boyd and Lesley A. Boyd executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Robert M. Wilson, Jr., as Trustee, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded January 10, 2008, at Book 425, Page 438 in the real estate records of Cross County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on May 5, 2011, at or about 10:15 A.M. at the Cross County Courthouse in Wynne, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Cross County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 33 of the Jimmy-Ray Subdivision Number 5, said subdivision being created out of a part of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section 19, Township 7 Northm Range 3 East, Cross County, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 2324 Burnette Drive, Wynne, Arkansas

72396-2781 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Cross County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVER-

TISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 72-198365 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388

Deanna Dorrough (2008152) For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE AC-

TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on June 15, 2005, Agnes Leona Harmon executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to John W. Logan, as Trustee, in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Logan Finance Corporation and Logan Finance Corporation's successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded June 17, 2005, at Book 2008, Page 8574 in the real estate records of Mississippi

County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said in-

debtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said

tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on April 28, 2011, at or about 1:00 P.M. at the Mississippi County Courthouse in Blytheville, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Mississippi County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lots Eleven 11 and Twelve 12, Block 3, Chicago Mill and Lumber Company's Second Addition to

the City of Blytheville, Arkansas More commonly known as: 1325 Holly Street, Blytheville, Arkansas 72315-2345 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Mississippi County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may


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hereby given that the entire inTHE JONESBORO SUN debtedness | has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on April 28, 2011, at or about 12:00 P.M. at the Craighead County Courthouse in Lake City, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Craighead County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 6, Block A, Second Replat of Wright Addition, Lake City, Craig-

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head County, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 900 Johnson Avenue, Lake City, Arkansas 72437-9513 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might dis-

72-205001 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Deanna Dorrough (2008152) For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE AC-

TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY

close. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 72-205018

BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH

PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar-

kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on March 14, 2001, George Downs and Anges Downs executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Terry Frierson, as Trustee, in favor of MidSouth Bank D/B/A Midsouth Bank Mortgage;

WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388

and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded March 15, 2001, at Book 102, Page 403 in the real estate records of Craighead County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said

Deanna Dorrough (2008152) For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH

tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on April 28, 2011, at or about 12:00 P.M. at the Craighead County Courthouse in Lake City, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Craighead County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 6, Block A, Second Replat of Wright Addition, Lake City, Craig-

PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on December 29, 2008, Jeanine Kinder executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Robert M. Wilson, Jr, as Trustee, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded December 29, 2008, at Book 1385, Page 345 in the real estate records of Craighead

County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner head County, Arkansas. and holder of the debt has reMore commonly known as: 900 quested the undersigned to sell Johnson Avenue, Lake City, Arkan- the property to satisfy said insas 72437-9513 debtedness; and UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE WHEREAS, there may be tenants SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLO- that claim an interest in the real SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE property herein based upon said FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead tenancy. County Courthouse OR, IF THERE NOW, THEREFORE, notice is IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS hereby given that the entire inTHE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE debtedness has been declared WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT due and payable, and that an SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE agent of Wilson & Associates, SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERP.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of TISED AND CONDUCTED. the power, duty, and authority This sale is subject to all mat- vested in and imposed upon said ters shown on any applicable re- Trustee will, on May 12, 2011, at or corded plat; any unpaid taxes; about 11:00 A.M. at the Craighead any restrictive covenants, ease- County Courthouse in Jonesboro, ments, or setback lines that may Arkansas, offer for sale certain be applicable; any statutory property hereinafter described to rights of redemption of any gov- the highest bidder for cash, free ernmental agency, state or fed- from the statutory right of reeral; any prior liens or encum- demption, homestead, dower, brances as well as any priority and all other exemptions which created by a fixture filing; and to are expressly waived in the deed any matter that an accurate sur- of trust, said property being real vey of the premises might dis- estate situated in Craighead HANDYMAN SERVICE and County, Arkansas, and being close. Home Improvement, The sale held pursuant to this more particularly described as lawn clearNotice may be rescinded at the demolition, follows: Trustee’s option at any time. The ing, A part decks, of the Northeast Haul Quarter Offs right is reserved to adjourn the of the Northeast Quarter of SecAutos day of the sale to another day, (Appliances, tion 30, Township 14 etc.), North, time and place certain without Remodeling, Range 3 East, more Security particularly further publication, upon an- described as follows: From the Doors, Hall Ins, Roof Renouncement at the time and Southwest Corner of the NorthTree of Removal, Deplace for the sale set forth above. pairs, east Quarter the Northeast THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE bris Quarter of said Section 30, the Removal, Fencing. DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER point of beginning; thence North r k 07Gminutes uaran eed! TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBIL- W 00 o degrees 55tminutes ITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 972-5213/ West 658.05 feet to a point on the 219-8169 Easterly right of way of Arkansas 72-205018 Highway No. 349; thence along WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. said right of way along a curve to the right a distance of 148.34 feet 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 to a point; said curve having a Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 central angle of 16 degrees 05 FOR BEST prices on dirt, (501) 219-9388 minutes 54 seconds and a radius top soil, chat,South and of 527.96 feet; thence 00 Deanna Dorrough (2008152) degrees 07Call minutes 55 seconds Keith HamFor more information regarding gravel. East 766.96 feet to a point on the this foreclosure sale, visit mett Trucking. SpreadWWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general South line of the Northeast Quaring also available. ter of the Northeast Quarter of information call 501-224-5239 said Section 30; thence along the 870-926-1468 South line of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 30, South 89 degrees WHOLESALE TOP soil52 minutes 06 seconds West Chat, medium to the point of beginCROWELL COMPLETE 100.00 feetsand, yard leveling, ning, containing some 1.65 acres, Home Repairs. Power- loads, more or less. washing, P a i n t i n g , 870-351-6311 More commonly known as: 1924 Decks, Flooring, FIX-IT! Highway 349, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404-0981 870-530-6708 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE WHITEHURST HEATING & FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead AIR , Jonesboro AR. County Courthouse OR, IF THERE SERVICE & REPAIR, and IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE NEW INSTALLATIONS. www.jonesborosun.com WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT 870-935-5525 or email us: 870-935-1265 SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE classifieds@jonesborosun.com SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERHVAC#110870

THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLODEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OB- SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE TAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead | PURPOSE. County Courthouse OR, IF THERE This Instrument Prepared by: IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & AS- THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE SOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Ar- SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on December 29, TISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all mat2008, Jeanine Kinder executed a deed of trust conveying certain ters shown on any applicable reproperty therein described to corded plat; any unpaid taxes; Robert M. Wilson, Jr, as Trustee, any restrictive covenants, easein favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; ments, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory and rights of redemption of any govWHEREAS, said deed of trust was ernmental agency, state or fedduly recorded December 29, 2008, eral; any prior liens or encumat Book 1385, Page 345 in the real brances as well as any priority estate records of Craighead created by a fixture filing; and to County, Arkansas; and any matter that an accurate surWHEREAS, default has occurred in vey of the premises might disthe payment of said indebted- close. ness and the same is now, thereThe sale held pursuant to this fore, wholly due, and the owner Notice may be rescinded at the and holder of the debt has reTrustee’s option at any time. The quested the undersigned to sell right is reserved to adjourn the the property to satisfy said inday of the sale to another day, debtedness; and time and place certain without WHEREAS, there may be tenants further publication, upon anthat claim an interest in the real nouncement at the time and property herein based upon said place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER hereby given that the entire in- TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILdebtedness has been declared ITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. due and payable, and that an 72-206949 agent of Wilson & Associates, WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 vested in and imposed upon said Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 Trustee will, on May 12, 2011, at or (501) 219-9388 about 11:00 A.M. at the Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Deanna Dorrough (2008152) Arkansas, offer for sale certain For more information regarding property hereinafter described to this foreclosure sale, visit the highest bidder for cash, free WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general from the statutory right of re- information call 501-224-5239 demption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real AND INTENTION TO SELL estate situated in Craighead YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF County, Arkansas, and being YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACmore particularly described as TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU follows: A part of the Northeast Quarter WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEof the Northeast Quarter of Sec- FICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND tion 30, Township 14 North, AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY Range 3 East, more particularly BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. described as follows: From the THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A Southwest Corner of the North- DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBeast Quarter of the Northeast TAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH Quarter of said Section 30, the PURPOSE. point of beginning; thence North 00 degrees 07 minutes 55 minutes This Instrument Prepared by: West 658.05 feet to a point on the Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASEasterly right of way of Arkansas SOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, ArHighway No. 349; thence along said right of way along a curve to kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on July 9, 1998, Georthe right a distance of 148.34 feet to a point; said curve having a gia Ware a/k/a Georgia M. Ware central angle of 16 degrees 05 executed a deed of trust conveyminutes 54 seconds and a radius ing certain property therein deof 527.96 feet; thence South 00 scribed to Robert M. Wilson, Jr., degrees 07 minutes 55 seconds as Trustee, in favor of Crossland East 766.96 feet to a point on the Mortgage Corp.; and South line of the Northeast Quar- WHEREAS, said deed of trust was ter of the Northeast Quarter of duly recorded July 10, 1998, at said Section 30; thence along the Book U-13, Page 372 in the real South line of the Northeast Quar- estate records of Mississippi ter of the Northeast Quarter of County, Arkansas; and said Section 30, South 89 degrees 52 minutes 06 seconds West WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebted100.00 feet to the point of beginning, containing some 1.65 acres, ness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner more or less. and holder of the debt has reMore commonly known as: 1924 quested the undersigned to sell Highway 349, Jonesboro, Arkansas the property to satisfy said in72404-0981 debtedness; and UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE WHEREAS, there may be tenants SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLO- that claim an interest in the real SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE property herein based upon said FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead County Courthouse OR, IF THERE tenancy. IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS NOW, THEREFORE, notice is THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE hereby given that the entire inWILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT debtedness has been declared SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE due and payable, and that an SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVER- agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of TISED AND CONDUCTED. the power, duty, and authority This sale is subject to all mat- vested in and imposed upon said ters shown on any applicable re- Trustee will, on May 12, 2011, at or corded plat; any unpaid taxes; about 1:00 P.M. at the Mississippi any restrictive covenants, ease- County Courthouse in Blytheville, ments, or setback lines that may Arkansas, offer for sale certain be applicable; any statutory property hereinafter described to rights of redemption of any govthe highest bidder for cash, free ernmental agency, state or fed- from the statutory right of reeral; any prior liens or encum- demption, homestead, dower, brances as well as any priority and all other exemptions which created by a fixture filing; and to are expressly waived in the deed any matter that an accurate sur- of trust, said property being real vey of the premises might dis- estate situated in Mississippi close. County, Arkansas, and being The sale held pursuant to this more particularly described as Notice may be rescinded at the follows: Trustee’s option at any time. The Lot 20, Block 12, of the Fairview right is reserved to adjourn the Heights, a subdivision in the city day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without of Blytheville, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 1108 further publication, upon announcement at the time and Leawood Street, Blytheville, Arplace for the sale set forth above. kansas 72315-1514 THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOTAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBIL- SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE ITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. FRONT DOOR OF THE Mississippi County Courthouse OR, IF THERE 72-206949 IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 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kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on April 30, 2004, Michael L. Baker and Lori L. Baker executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Charles M. Mooney, Sr., as Trustee, in favor of First Home Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded May 5, 2004, at Book 1064, Page 228 in the real estate records of Craighead

County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in follows: Lot 20, Block 12, of the Fairview the payment of said indebtedHeights, a subdivision in the city ness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner of Blytheville, Arkansas. and holder of the debt has reMore commonly known as: 1108 quested the undersigned to sell Leawood Street, Blytheville, Ar- the property to satisfy said inkansas 72315-1514 debtedness; and UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE WHEREAS, there may be tenants SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLO- that claim an interest in the real SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE property herein based upon said FRONT DOOR OF THE Mississippi County Courthouse OR, IF THERE tenancy. IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS NOW, THEREFORE, notice is THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE hereby given that the entire inWILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT debtedness has been declared SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE due and payable, and that an SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVER- agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of TISED AND CONDUCTED. the power, duty, and authority This sale is subject to all mat- vested in and imposed upon said ters shown on any applicable re- Trustee will, on May 12, 2011, at or corded plat; any unpaid taxes; about 11:00 A.M. at the Craighead any restrictive covenants, ease- County Courthouse in Jonesboro, ments, or setback lines that may Arkansas, offer for sale certain be applicable; any statutory property hereinafter described to rights of redemption of any govthe highest bidder for cash, free ernmental agency, state or fed- from the statutory right of reeral; any prior liens or encum- demption, homestead, dower, brances as well as any priority and all other exemptions which created by a fixture filing; and to are expressly waived in the deed any matter that an accurate sur- of trust, said property being real vey of the premises might dis- estate situated in Craighead close. County, Arkansas, and being The sale held pursuant to this more particularly described as Notice may be rescinded at the follows: Trustee’s option at any time. The LOT 9 IN BLOCK A OF LEN-FORD right is reserved to adjourn the VILLAGE ADDITION TO THE TOWN day of the sale to another day, OF BONO, CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, time and place certain without ARKANSAS, AS SHOWN BY PLATS IN further publication, upon an- PLAT CABINET C PAGE 118 AND nouncement at the time and PLAT CABINET C PAGE 144, SUBplace for the sale set forth above. JECT TO BILL OF ASSURANCE RETHE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE CORDED IN DEED RECORD 624 DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER PAGE 1, AND TO EASEMENTS AS TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. SHOWN ON RECORDED PLAT. More commonly known as: 334 72-25192 Linda Street, Bono, Arkansas WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 72416-9402 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOLittle Rock, Arkansas 72211 SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE (501) 219-9388 FRONT DOOR OF THE Craighead County Courthouse OR, IF THERE Deanna Dorrough (2008152) For more information regarding IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS this foreclosure sale, visit THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE information call 501-224-5239 SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY

BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on April 30, 2004, Michael L. Baker and Lori L. Baker executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Charles M. Mooney, Sr., as Trustee, in favor of First Home Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded May 5, 2004, at Book 1064, Page 228 in the real estate records of Craighead

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TISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 72-81872

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kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on September 19, 2003, Johnny D. Gipson executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registation Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. nominee for First Greensboro 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Home Equity, Inc. and First Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 Greensboro Home Equity, Inc.'s (501) 219-9388 successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was J.P. Sellers (2009232) duly recorded September 24, Agent for Mortgagee 2003, as Instrument No. 03-4147 in For more information regarding the real estate records of Poin- this foreclosure sale, visit sett County, Arkansas; and WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general WHEREAS, default has occurred in information call 501-224-5239 the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the owner and holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said in-

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