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Harrisburg Fire Chief Danny Faulkner exits what’s left of American Legion Post 14 in downtown Harrisburg on Wednesday. Faulkner said he and his crew were called to the fire at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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HARRISBURG — Authorities are treating a suspicious fire early Wednesday that destroyed two buildings in downtown Harrisburg as a possible burglary and

arson, Harrisburg Police Chief Gary Hefner said. The fire destroyed the American Legion C.C. Hill Post 14 building as well as the Collier & Jennings law offices in the 200 block of North Main Street across from the

Poinsett County Courthouse. Hefner said Harrisburg Police Cpl. Ben Barrett got a call from county dispatch at 12:53 a.m. Wednesday. “He got a call about a building on fire. When he

arrived, both buildings were totally engulfed in flames,” Hefner said. Harrisburg Fire Chief Danny Faulkner said the first crews arrived shortly before 1 a.m. and saw a heavy fire in the back of the American Le-

Two Harrisburg volunteer firefighters put out hot spots in what’s left of Collier & Jennings law offices in downtown Harrisburg on Wednesday. gion building. The fire quickly spread to the law offices, Faulkner said. He said more than 30

Obama to reduce U.S. troop levels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning to wind down a long and devastating war, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night he was pulling home 33,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by next summer, withdrawing the “surge” of forces he had sent to rescue a flailing effort. Said Obama to a country eager for an exit: “The tide of war is receding.” A total of 10,000 troops will leave the war zone by the end of this year — fulfilling Obama’s promise for a withdrawal starting

next month — and more than 20,000 additional forces will leave by the summer of 2012, shortly before the president will go before voters in search of a second term. Still, almost 70,000 U.S. troops will remain in an unstable country, fighting in a war bound to see more Americans killed. Obama said they will leave at a steady pace, but the U.S. combat mission is not expected to end until December 2014 — and even then, a sizable and enduring contingent may remain in a different role. Obama’s announcement from the White House came in a perilous political environment, with

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President Barack Obama delivers a televised address from the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday on his plan to draw down U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Americans soured on the war and the economy, many members of Congress pushing him to get troops home even faster, and his Republican presidential rivals taking shots at his leadership at every chance. Plenty of disgruntled

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Chew this over: Wrigley’s tops in China BY SHERRY F. PRUITT SUN STAFF WRITER

Wrigley’s is the biggest chewing gum brand in China, and 10 Arkansas State University students gained insight at the company’s Guangzhou, China, headquarters on June 16. Frances Wen, who works in special trade development at Wrigley’s, said the international business was acquired by the candy maker Mars Inc. in 2008. The business and languages students toured the headquarters of the company that makes chewing and bubble gum, lollipops, chocolate, drinks, pet care items and other products. “Ninety-nine percent of Chinese consumers have tried our products,” Wen said. Halls cough product line is also part of the MarsWrigley family of goods, but in China, Halls is a

breath mint, Wen said. Extra brand chewing gum is the greatest selling gum in the sugar-free market and the second top seller, while Doublemint gum is Wrigley’s best seller. Two new gum products will be launched in August, and they are lemongrass and wintergrass flavored gum. They target Chinese customers, Wen said. Other gums that target the market in China are strawberry-jasmine and orange-Chinese herbal. Wrigley’s greatest challenges are diversity, geography, rapid change and development, Wen said. However, there also are challenges to meet the costs for raw materials, such as sugar and paper. Wrigley is expanding its products to fuel stations, drug stores and convePLEASE SEE CHINA, A2

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Child porn suspect killed in Feb. BY GEORGE JARED SUN STAFF WRITER

OSCEOLA — Charges will not be filed against an FBI agent who killed an Osceola man during an investigation into alleged child pornography Feb. 8. Special Agent Ryan Barrett had provocation to shoot Brandon Fountain, 26, of 135A Cheryl St., twice in the back, 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said Wednesday. “Special Agent Barrett was entirely justified in protecting himself and his fellow officers from Mr. Fountain and his pistol,” Ellington said. “I hope the Fountain family and all the officers involved will soon heal from this trauma.” Law enforcement officers went to Fountain’s home on the day of the shooting to interview him about emails he allegedly sent to someone in Bloomington, Ind., that contained child pornography, according to information released. When confronted, Fountain told investigators he had more than 1,000 child porn images, and he had abused “two or three children” who belonged to “friends of friends,” prosecutors said.

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Ten Arkansas State University students on a study tour in China visited several factories, including Wrigley’s chewing gum headquarters in Guangzhou, China; Hyundai Motors in Beijing; and Hengfu Furniture factory (above).

Officers prepared consent paperwork to allow them to search Fountain’s computer. He asked to go to the bathroom while the papers were being drawn up, police said. Barrett followed Fountain to the bathroom, but the suspect ran into his bedroom and retrieved a .45-caliber pistol from a nightstand. Barrett told Fountain to stop and put his hands in the air. A second officer entered the room, and Fountain turned with the loaded gun in his hands, police said. The agent fired two shots, piercing Fountain’s heart and spine. After the shooting, officers discovered Fountain’s gun was loaded and ready to fire and that he had an extra ammunition clip, police said. Fountain was briefly revived by paramedics but died before reaching the hospital, his father, Bill Fountain, said. The father said he met with Ellington on Tuesday night and is extremely disappointed that no charges will be filed. “Basically, what it boils down to is [Fountain] was presumed guilty and then was executed,” a distraught Bill Fountain said.

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Crawford releases financial information BY GEORGE JARED SUN STAFF WRITER

JONESBORO — First Congressional District Congressman Rick Crawford submitted his 2010 financial disclosure statement on June 16. Crawford, R-Ark., reported an income of $58,562.31 from Farm House Media LLC last year, according to infor-

mation in the report. The congressman asked for a filing extension. “Congressman Crawford requested a 90-day extension to arrange lastminute paper work necessary to file the disclosure,” Crawford spokeswoman Anna Nix said. Besides his salary, Crawford received up to $15,000 from Agri-Advertising, a Jonesboro-area

business that he was associated with, the report states.

Figures listed in ranges Federal lawmakers are not required to give definite numbers when reporting assets and debts. The assets and debts are listed in ranges. For example, Crawford had a Heritage Bank CD

listed as an asset. The value of the CD is listed from $50,001-100,000, the report says. He also had an asset titled “Line of credit to Crawford for Congress,” which was also in the same range as the CD. Two 401Ks were listed, but the amounts were not given. In the transactions category he had the sale of

tage Bank in the $50,000100,000 range. The report says the note was paid in full on Dec. 31, 2010. Crawford’s wife, Stacy, received salaries from the Valley View School District, Arkansas State University and Farm House Media, but the amounts were not disclosed.

American Fund Target 2040 listed in the $15,00050,000 range, while the sale of American Funds Money Market was listed in the $1,001-15,000 range. Crawford purchased two Heritage Bank CDs, both in the $50,000-100,000 range. In the liabilities category Crawford has a promissory note, held by Heri-

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Storms damage barns, OBAMA: War costs chapel at Ky. race track U.S. $120B this year FROM PAGE A1

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The famed Churchill Downs horse race track, longtime home to the Kentucky Derby, was hit by a possible tornado Wednesday, knocking down parts of barns and chasing out horses that ran loose before being corralled, officials said. Hours after the storm hit, officials had no reports of injuries to humans or horses at the track on the southwestern side of Louisville. Elsewhere in the city, high water from torrential rains trapped a couple of people in their cars, a mayor’s spokesman said, and a hospital reported that it treated two patients hit by falling trees. The National Weather Service said radar was tracking a confirmed tornado near the track and the University of Louisville campus about 8:10 p.m. Though no races are run on Wednesdays, a

simulcast of races elsewhere was being shown in the theater, and a Texas Hold ’em poker tournament was being held, officials said. At least nine barns were damaged, as was the chapel. The barn damage was on the backside of the track where workers live in the dorms, said track President Kevin Flanery. “It’s a hell of a mess back here,” track spokesman John Asher said of the barn area where the damage was concentrated. The iconic twin spires above the clubhouse overlooking the finish line were not apparently damaged, Flanery said. Some horses had gotten loose for a time but were later caught, Asher said. At least 1,300 horses were stabled at Churchill, said vice president of racing Donnie Richardson. Vans were being brought in to move horses out of downpours that fell into the night and from the barns, Asher said.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. Added the House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi of California: “We will continue to press for a better outcome.” At least 1,500 members of the U.S. military have died and 12,000 have been wounded since the war began in late 2001. The financial cost of the war has passed $440 billion and is on the rise, jumping to $120 billion a year. Those costs have risen in importance as a divided U.S. government struggles to contain its soaring debt. Conceding the economic strain of waging war at a time of rising debt and fiscal constraint, Obama said it was time for America “to focus on nation building here at home.” The president’s chances for re-election rest largely on his ability to show faster job growth in a time of deepening economic pessimism. The withdrawal is supported by the bold bottom-line claims of his security team: Afghanistan, training ground for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, is no longer a launching pad for exporting terrorism and hasn’t been for years. But that could also fuel arguments for even greater withdrawals by voters wondering what the point of the war is after all these years, especially since the face of the enemy — al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden — was killed by American forces this spring during a raid in Pakistan. Yet the White House insists the United States must maintain a strong fighting force in Afghanistan for now to keep the country from slipping back into a haven for al-Qaida terrorists. The initial withdrawal is expected to happen in two phases, with 5,000 troops coming home this summer and an additional 5,000 by the end of the year. Obama will visit troops today at Fort Drum, the upstate New York Army post that is home to the 10th Mountain Division, one of the most frequently deployed divisions to Afghanistan. He said materials recovered during the raid to get bin Laden showed that the al-Qaida terror network was under deep strain. He said bin Laden himself expressed concern that his organization would be unable to effectively replace senior leaders that had been killed. The president declared, “We have put al-Qaida on a path to de-

CHINA: Doubling sales is goal FROM PAGE A1 nience shops in China and has products in 2 million traditional stores in 55 major cities in that country. Following the Wrigley’s-Mars deal, 325 sales offices opened in China, Wen said. “We have a 5,000 sales force for Wrigley China,” she said. “We expect steady growth.” The company hopes to double sales to $2 billion within five years. Two factories manufacture Wrigley products in China, and construction of a third is under way, Wen said. She said its sales strategies are to drive physi-

cal availability by expanding geographically, strengthening its market in key channels, enhancing route-to-market penetration and shepherding trade marketing and merchandising innovation. The company hopes to simplify, spend efficiently and provide shopper insight, she added. And Wrigley focuses on modern, traditional, wholesale and special trades. The guiding values that Wrigley’s follows are excellence in execution, openness, integrity, teamwork and responsibility, Wen told the students. sherry@jonesborosun.com

FBI: Apartment being left intact FROM PAGE A1

Arkansas law states that an officer is allowed to use deadly force to “effect an arrest or to prevent the escape from custody of an arrested person whom the law enforcement officer reasonably believes has committed or has attempted to commit a felony and is presently armed or dangerous,” or the officer is justified if he has to “defend himself or a third person from what he reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of deadly physical force.” Investigators retrieved two Apple iPhones, cameras, CDs, DVDs, flash drives, hard drives and other equipment from Fountain’s home. Bill Fountain said he’ll keep his son’s apartment intact just in case inves-

tigators want to reopen the case later. Fountain’s family wanted Ellington to impanel a grand jury to cipher through the facts of the case, but the prosecutor declined. “I’m not going to impanel a grand jury,” Ellington said. “The evidence isn’t there.” The FBI continues its investigation into the child pornography case. Arrests have been made in the United States and Great Britain in connection with the case, Ellington said. Because it’s still ongoing, Ellington said he was unable to get information as quickly as he would have liked. The family is contemplating legal action, but Bill Fountain wasn’t specific.

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Just returning to the United States for a 2-week leave, U.S. Army Capt. Dean Mathis kisses his 6-month-old daughter Nataly Grace at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas, on Wednesday. feat, and we will not relent until the job is done.” Even after the troops come home, the war will remain expanded on Obama’s watch. He approved 21,000 additional troops for Afghanistan shortly after taking office in 2009, bringing the total number to 68,000. That means he is likely to face re-election with more troops in Afghanistan than when he took office, although he has also dramatically reduced the U.S. footprint in Iraq.

15-minute address by Obama The president spoke for just under 15 minutes from a silent East Room. It was a strategic moment for him to try to explain a turning point in the war effort without elevating it to a major Oval Office address — more of a stay-the-course case of progress and resilience. “Of course, huge challenges remain,” the president said. “This is the beginning — but not the end — of our effort to wind down this war. We will have to do the hard work of keeping the gains that we have made while we draw down our forces and transition responsibility for security to the Afghan government.” Significant questions still loom, including whether an Afghan government marred by corruption will be up to enormous job ahead. Regardless, Obama made clear the United States was ready to move on from a decade defined by wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, at a cost at of thousands of lives lost and more than $1 trillion spent. “We will not try to make Afghanistan a perfect place,” Obama said flatly. Potential GOP presidential can-

didates were quick to weigh in with criticism of Obama’s plan — but they did not speak with one voice. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accused Obama of proposing an “arbitrary timetable” and said the decision on withdrawing troops “should not be based on politics or economics.” Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said the approach in Afghanistan should be focused on counterterrorism, “which requires significantly fewer boots on the ground than the president discussed tonight.”

Republican responds

Back on Capitol Hill, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, accused Obama of acting based on political considerations. “I am increasingly concerned by the lagging public support for the mission, and it was disappointing that the president failed to bring more clarity to the situation,” he said. Obama argued that reinforcements he sent have accomplished their mission: eroding the capacity of Taliban insurgents, diminishing the al-Qaida network and providing time and training for Afghanistan’s forces to take charge. Most Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan and are far more concerned about the teetering economic recovery at home. Military commanders favored a plan that would allow them to keep as many of the 30,000 surge troops in Afghanistan for as long as possible, ideally through the end of 2012. That timeline would have given them greater troop strength through two crucial fighting seasons. Obama overruled them.

FIRE: Items dating back to World War I destroyed in morning blaze FROM PAGE A1 east of Harrisburg battled the blaze all night and after daybreak Wednesday. Larry Graves, whose business next to the American Legion building received minor smoke damage, said he was thankful for the work of the firefighters. “The volunteer firemen do something worthwhile, and sometimes they don’t get much thanks for it,” he said.

Cannot be replaced George Adams, commander of the American Legion post, said he was at home early Wednesday when he got the news about the fire. “They came by my home around 3 a.m.,” he said.

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He then rushed to the scene. He said the building — which formerly housed a dry goods and grocery store — had several donated items from local veterans dating back to World War I on display. “There were signs and plaques in there that recognized our veterans. They cannot be replaced,” Adams said. The charred remains of black and white photos and other items could be seen inside a shattered plate glass window in front of the building Wednesday. Adams said the building is usually open three days a week, with veterans from Harrisburg and Jonesboro visiting. The U.S. Navy veteran said the building and the group’s mission has been constant in the Poinsett County town. “It has been around as long as

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Investigation continues

Hefner said an official with the state Fire Marshal’s Office will be in Harrisburg today to help determine the cause of the fire. He said several items appeared to have been taken from the American Legion building but declined to say what was taken because the investigation is ongoing. Hefner said police are in need of tips from the public about the fire. People with information on the fire can call Harrisburg police at 578-2530. mwilkey@jonesborosun.com

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Trucker tax break may be repealed “The governor was clear with everybody that if the 5-cent diesel tax was not approved, that he would work to have the exemption repealed,” Tennille said Wednesday. “And he has not changed his mind.” Shannon Samples Newton, the association’s vice president, said Wednesday it wasn’t the right time yet to talk about repealing the tax break. “When that time comes, we’ll address either other ways to offset the exemption or debate the exemption on its merits,” Newton said. “I don’t want to get into too much discussion on that in June.” The tax was to pay for a $1.1 billion bond program to be used for highway repairs.

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Michael Smith (right) and Tyler Devers arrange fireworks on a table before the opening of Fireworks World near Little Rock on Wednesday.

Drought may stop use of private fireworks

HOT SPRINGS (AP) — If enough rain falls before Independence Day, people in Garland County may be able to light their own fireworks. Garland County Judge Rick Davis put a burn ban in place on Monday, and he said it may stay in force through the July 4 holiday to prevent of dozens of fires from breaking out, as has happened before. “That’s what we’re worried about,” Davis told the Sentinel-Record. “One of the fire departments told me that last year or the year before that during the Fourth of July evening, they had 48 different calls.” Davis said he’ll talk to fire departments around the county before making a final decision. “That’s going to depend on the weather and what our volunteer fire departments tell me,” he said. “I

hate to do that. We’ll just see how it comes out. I don’t know. We’re still a week or two away. Maybe we’ll get a little more moisture.” About a dozen Arkansas counties had burn bans in place as of Wednesday, and the Arkansas Forestry Commission said south and much of central Arkansas is at a moderate risk of wildfires. A cold front was moving into Arkansas on Wednesday, and the National Weather Service said there will be rain chances across the state over the next several days. Showers fell over the southern half of the state Wednesday. Davis said he didn’t know how much rain would have to fall to lift Garland County’s ban. “It’s going to have to get things to where they green back up a little bit,” he said.

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe and House Speaker Robert Moore will try to repeal a tax exemption for truckers after the state’s trucking lobby pulled its support for a 5-cent diesel tax increase meant to pay for the exemption and finance highway improvements. The tax exemption and a vote on the diesel tax increase were parts of a deal reached between the Arkansas Trucking Association and state lawmakers. The association promised to lobby voters to pass a 5-cent increase to the state diesel tax. But the trucking association’s request not to have a vote on the tax meant the deal was off, said Moore and Grant Tennille, a spokesman for Beebe. “It’s really simple,” Moore said in an interview. “The funds for the exemption that were passed were to come out of the revenues that were going to be generated by the diesel tax.” Moore said he would try to repeal the exemption during next year’s fiscal session, which is ordinarily limited to budget matters. It’s unclear whether such a move would require an extraordinary vote to be considered.

Improvements unfunded Highway improvements are among Arkansas’ biggest unfunded needs, with $23 billion in projected needs but only $4 billion in funding. The trucking lobby had supported the 5-cent hike as a way to support interstate highways heavily used by commercial traffic. The higher diesel tax would have replaced about $3 million in lost state revenue from the tax exemption when it goes into effect next year.

Earlier this year, the majorityDemocrat Legislature gave Beebe the authority to place the diesel tax increase on the ballot, overcoming resistance from some lawmakers who had promised not to pass any tax increases. The Legislature also approved placing a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for roads on the ballot in 2012. But a poll commissioned by the association made it clear that most voters were opposed to any tax hike, association officials said. Association President Lane Kidd asked Beebe in a letter last week to instead call a special election to renew an existing highway bond program for another 10 years and extend a 4-cent tax. The original proposal backed by the group would have renewed the 4-cent tax along with adding another 5 cents. Kidd said in the letter that, given the polling, he was worried that a rejection of the diesel tax would jeopardize similar measures in the future. The state’s current diesel tax is 22.5 cents per gallon. “At this point, it’s our strategy to live to play another day and hope that two years from now, four years from now, the political environment would be such that the public would be more inclined to be with us,” Samples Newton said.

Interim superintendent puts projects on hold have already been done that haven’t been done,” he said. “We need to swim fast to get up the river.” Arkansas, at least 41 other states and Washington, D.C., have adopted common core-curriculum standards that are intended to be rigorous, research-based and internationally competitive.

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The interim superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District has placed a $104 million districtwide building plan on hold and has made preparing for the new school year his top priority. Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell ousted district superintendent Charles Hopson and appointed Bobby Lester after the state took over the district on Monday because of financial troubles. The 17,000-student district is the largest district over which the state has assumed control. Teachers must be trained to comply with new state standards, facilities must be prepared to open and principals hired to replace retiring administrators, Lester, 66, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a story in Wednesday’s editions. “There are things that should

Standards to be phased in The Arkansas Department of Education plans to phase in the common-core standards over three years starting with kindergarten through second grade in the 201112 school year. The standards will be put into grades three through eight during the 2012-13 year and into the high school grades in 201314. Teachers in the district in kindergarten through second grade, who will be expected to implement the

changes in August, haven’t been trained in the curriculum, Lester said. “The Pulaski district is way behind,” Lester said. “I guess it was a lack of leadership and lack of communication among the leadership.” The building plan developed by Hopson calls for constructing, reconstructing or renovating seven schools. Decisions about the plan likely will be postponed until after schools open this fall, Lester said. School officials had originally planned to seek approval for bonds to finance the first phase of the plan at the Arkansas Board of Education’s meeting June 13. But the department and the district agreed to delay that request after a federal judge’s decision created financial uncertainty for the school system, said Seth Blomeley, the department spokesman.

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One shot, another stabbed at gold store

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Fayetteville police said a gold store employee shot a man who stabbed him during a robbery attempt. Sgt. Craig Stout said a man walked into the Arkansas Gold and Silver Exchange on Tuesday with the intent of robbing it. Police said during the attempt, the man stabbed store employee Christopher Leach in the arm. Leach then shot him in the torso with a firearm. The robber was later identified as Nathan Chism. Both men were taken to the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Leach was treated at the hospital and released, but Chism underwent surgery and is in stable condition.

Okla. man convicted in death of Arkansan

FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County Circuit Court jury has convicted an Oklahoma man of first-degree murder in the death of a Fort Smith resident last year. Jurors found Walter Lee Walton of Muldrow guilty on Wednesday. Because Walton has prior convictions of second-degree murder and first-degree battery, he automatically was sentenced to life in prison. Walton was accused of fatally stabbing 27-year-old Jeremy Travis in September.

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Court orders new trial in hotel death

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial over the alleged wrongful death of a man who drowned in a North Little Rock hotel pool. The court on Wednesday found that the trial judge improperly excluded evidence surrounding the 2008 death of 48-year-old Guy Douglas Bishop of Scott. The ruling said Scott’s widow should have been allowed to introduce evidence that the Howard Johnson Hotel allegedly didn’t meet a safety regulation that required the pool have a rope dividing the deep and shallow portions of the pool.

Ex-officer pleads not guilty to charges

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former North Little Rock police officer has pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges. Oather Lee Fulmer, 44, of Cabot entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Little Rock to charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Fulmer surrendered Monday to the U.S. Marshals Service after being charged in a federal indictment last week. Twenty people are named in the indictment that police said is the result of a 5-year investigation into the smuggling of methamphetamine from Mexico to the central Arkansas area. Police Lt. Jay Kovach said Fulmer worked as an officer for North Little Rock from 1990 until he resigned in 2002 while under investigation.

Condemned killer to skip clemency hearing

LITTLE ROCK (Stephens) — An Arkansas death-row inmate will not attend his clemency hearing today, a spokeswoman for the state Parole Board said Wednesday. Convicted murderer Jason McGehee, who is scheduled to die July 26, requested the hearing, but his court-appointed federal public defender asked that McGehee be excused from attending, said Parole Board spokeswoman Rhonda Sharp.

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Editor Roy Ockert Jr. (870) 935-5525

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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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he Arkansas Trucking Association has backed out of a deal made with legislators earlier this year to support a 5cent-per-gallon increase in the state tax on diesel fuel for a highway repair program, but the lobbying group would like to keep the tax exemption truckers were given in exchange for the shortlived support. How convenient. Lane Kidd, president of the ATA, last week wrote Gov. Mike Beebe a letter, asking him not to place the diesel tax increase on the ballot for a special election this fall. Kidd said in the letter that a private poll conducted for the trucking association had found that opposition to the 5-cent increase is solid and probably can’t be overcome. The poll, conducted in early May, found that 63 percent of voters were against increasing the tax, and only 34 percent were in favor, according to Kidd, Act 773, passed by the Legislature earlier this year, authorizes the governor to refer the issue of a 5-cent diesel tax increase at a special or regular election. The increase would allow the state to issue $1.1 billion in bonds to raise revenue for maintenance and repairs on the interstate highway system and other routes on the National Highway System in Arkansas. Fuel for vehicles used in farming operations would be exempt from the tax. The program would be similar to one passed by the voters in 1999, which raised the diesel tax by four cents and combined the revenue gained with federal road funds to issue $575 million in bonds to pay for more than $1 billion in badly needed repairs on interstate highways in Arkansas. Kidd suggested to Beebe that instead he call a special election to extend the 4-cent tax passed in 1999. According to highway officials, that could be used to fund a new $575 million bond issue. It’s not clear why Kidd thinks the voters would go for that if they are opposed to the 5-cent increase. Frankly, we were suspicious of the trucking association’s support for a diesel tax increase. Its members generally prefer that

all motorists pay for the damage the big trucks inflict on our highways and bridges, especially the main routes through Arkansas. Otherwise, as the argument goes, they just have to pass it along to consumers anyway. But the trucking lobby agreed to support such an effort and gladly accepted a $4 million sales tax exemption in return, to go into effect next year. That will buy a lot of diesel fuel. Kidd told a reporter the association will “try to make the case” for keeping the exemption, which primarily benefits small trucking companies, he added. That exemption is likely to be short-lived, too. A spokesman for the governor said Wednesday that he would attempt to repeal the tax break when the Legislature meets next year. The spokesman said that clearly was part of the deal, so if the diesel tax increase isn’t approved, the exemption should go away. The trucking association’s change of heart also endangers the other part of the highway program passed by the Legislature. That is a proposed constitutional amendment which will be on the 2012 general election ballot, and it would increase the state’s sales tax by a half-cent per dollar for 10 years. That would raise about $1.8 billion to expand the state’s system of 4-lane highways. If the truckers won’t support a diesel fuel tax to pay for needed repairs to existing highways, it would be much harder to convince voters to pay for new roads and highways. Getting a highway program through the Legislature, then passed by the voters, was always a longshot in such a difficult economy. But it seems like the trucking association gave up much too easily on the basis of a single poll that may or may not be accurate. Even if it is accurate, that doesn’t mean the people of Arkansas wouldn’t listen to reason on tax issues, if they can be shown the benefits. They have done so time and time again. Not doing anything will quickly put the interstate system back in the same sorry shape as in 1999, and 4-lane highways like Arkansas 226 between U.S. 67 and Jonesboro will remain a pipe dream. —Roy Ockert Jr.

Impossible becomes I’m possible WILSON — Lindsey Kelley, a second-year English teacher at Rivercrest High School, and her assistant principal, Tom Bennett, couldn’t accept that only 31 percent of the school’s African-American juniors scored at least proficient in English on the state’s Steve 2010 benchmark exams, compared with 65 percent Brawner | of white kids. So they tried a new approach: They asked the African-American students what the problem was and what could be done to solve it. The result? One year later 48 percent of African-American juniors scored at least proficient — a 17-point increase. It all started when Kelley attended a professional development course with the Arkansas Leadership Academy, a training consortium for educators. For her research project she wanted to do something about the achievement gap between white and black students. Trainer Blaine Alexander suggested she try what educators call “student voice” — giving young people a say in their own education. Kelley agreed, knowing that singling out students by race was a potential minefield. Undaunted, she and Bennett, also an assistant football coach, showed the test scores to two of her high-achieving African-American students, juniors Terrian Tyler and Robert Cooney, and asked for their help. For Kelley, a 24-year-old graduate of all-white Valley View High School in Jonesboro, the conversation was “a little bit” awkward. But the two football players, competitive by nature and embarrassed by what they saw, were eager to change their school’s culture. Sophomores Rakeem Stewart and DeSean Gordan also were asked to join the effort. A few days later African-American students at this Northeast Arkansas high school were summoned one grade at a time to the library. Tyler used a flip chart to explain the test scores to his fellow students, who then were divided into small groups to discuss the problem further and report to the entire class. Throughout the process teachers were not bashed. Racism was barely mentioned. Mostly the students took responsibility for their own test scores and offered helpful suggestions about how teachers might better reach them — for example, waiting until everyone understands a concept rather than racing ahead to stay on schedule. Afterward, Coach Bennett and Alexander personally interviewed every African-

American student in the junior class in groups of two or three about their individual learning styles. That information was compiled and given to their teachers, along with the results of the group meetings. At the end of each interview session Bennett looked each student in the eye and asked to be held accountable. Then something happened that the grown-ups hadn’t planned. The four students began inviting some of their male African-American classmates to join their group until it reached 10 young leaders. When Kelley asked if they wanted a different sponsor, they replied that they wanted her — the one who had proven she believed in them from the beginning. After much debate they decided to name themselves the Gentlemen of Knowledge. The Gentlemen began doing what their teachers couldn’t: inspire themselves and their classmates peer to peer to do their best in school and in life. They became a highly visible influence on campus. They bought matching shirts that they wore to class. Junior Tay Baber came up with a motto, “Impossible,” which, broken into two parts, is “I’m possible.” Achieving in school became more important than competing in sports — which, by the way, Rivercrest High was doing very well, winning state championships in football, boys’ basketball and track. The day before this year’s benchmark exams, the Gentlemen led their classmates in a motivational session in which they explained how important it was to excel. Afterward, some of the football players, black and white, told Coach Bennett that the reason they tried their best was because everyone else was. When Bennett told Baber and his twin brother, Ty, about the 48 percent score, they responded that next year it should be 58 percent. Word is getting out. Luxora Elementary School invited the Gentlemen to speak to their students before they took their benchmark exams. The Gentlemen have held online sessions with similar groups forming at Arkansas High in Texarkana and Sylvan Hills Middle School in Sherwood. They moved male administrators to tears while addressing a training session at the Arkansas Leadership Academy. Next year the group plans to be multiracial, and a girls’ group is forming. Could the achievement gap at other Arkansas schools be closed if students are given a voice in their own education and shown that the adults really want them to succeed? Impossible, some might say. The Gentlemen of Knowledge would say the same, meaning just the opposite.

Two crimes, one deadly, one a prank; guess who gets off lightly black, and not. Consider two recent examples of Jaye Davis would reject the implicaAmerican justice. In 2009, after a night of bar hopping, a tions of that observation. She wrote a letter to the editor of the Rushville Reman named Ryan LeVin publican that said in part, “I want and plowed his speeding Porsche into two British tourists in Fort Lauderdale, killing them. He fled the scene, lied to the cops and then tried to pin the crime on someone else. About three weeks ago Tyell Morton, a kid from Leonard Rushville, Ind., sneaked Pitts | into his school wearing a hooded sweatshirt and left a mysterious package in the girl’s restroom. It turned out to be a blow-up Walter Nelson doll. LeVin was recently sentenced: He got father of teen-ager jailed for prank house arrest at his oceanfront condo. need someone to PLEASE tell me this Morton, who is 18, was jailed with a case is not going to become a huge deal $30,000 bond and faces trial on charges that could put him away for eight years. because of RACE! I feel very strongly Morton has no record. LeVin was on pro- that skin color had nothing to do with these charges ...” bation, has a string of traffic violations Morton’s father doesn’t want it to be and a cocaine conviction. It ought not surprise you to learn that LeVin is white about race either. Several times during a telephone conversation with me, Walter and fabulously wealthy, while Morton is

‘My son’s life is more important than some racial issue that people can’t seem to get over. That’s what I want to focus on, man.’

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Nelson, a barber who owns a shop near Joliet, Ill., repeated that he does not want to “cloud” matters by framing his son’s experience in racial terms. Rushville, he explained, is a small, predominantly white town. Most of his son’s homeboys are white. Many of those who contributed to pay his son’s bond are also white. “My son’s life is more important than some racial issue that people can’t seem to get over. That’s what I want to focus on, man.” Tyell, he said, is a good kid who brings home A’s and B’s and the occasional C. He dreams of going to college. He wants to be a doctor — or a video game tester. “He’s a teen-ager,” his dad said. “He’s a young man trying to find his way in life.” Nelson knows Tyell pulled a knuckleheaded stunt. But the overreaction to that stunt frustrates him. Once upon a time, a Tyell Morton might have suffered only a chewing out by the cops and his folks. But, said one official, things are different post-Columbine. Indeed, the initial charge was “terroristic mischief.” “They labeled my son as a terrorist,” Nelson said. “They referenced Colum-

Roger Brumley, production manager rbrumley@jonesborosun.com

bine with my son. Columbine — those guys had intent to harm. My son did not have any intent to harm anybody at all. That’s what angers me.” He wonders how six days spent in shackles with car thieves and drug dealers might scar his child. And Jaye Davis is right, after a fashion. This is not an issue of race. It is an issue of race and class. To believe otherwise is to believe a Ryan LeVin would now be facing eight years in jail, and that requires a level of naivete inaccessible to me. I asked Nelson if he thought his son would be in this jeopardy if he were wealthy and-or white instead of a black kid whose family had to pass the hat to raise the $3,000 the bondsman required. This man who doesn’t want to cloud matters with side issues snorted a bitter laugh. “That question has been answered way before this happened to my son. Do I need to even answer that? Come on.” Pitts is a 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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Boehner: Obama lacks House support for Libya BY DONNA CASSATA ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting up a showdown on Libya, House Republicans agreed on Wednesday to vote on dueling measures, one to give President Barack Obama limited authority to continue U.S. involvement in the NATOled operation against Moammar Gadhafi and the other to cut off funds for military hostilities. Officials said the measures — a resolution and a bill — most likely would come to a vote Friday, a timetable that reflects widespread dissatisfaction with Obama’s decision not to seek congressional consent for the 3month-old war. “The fact is the president has not made his case to the members of Congress,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters. “He’s not made his case to the American people. We’ve been in this conflict for 90 days and the president hasn’t talked to the

American people for four or five weeks about why we’re there, what our national interest is and why we should continue.” Emerging from a closeddoor meeting on the resolution and the competing legislation, rank-and-file Republicans indicated a growing consensus for the bill, which would bar funds for Libya except for money spent this year on search and rescue, aerial refueling, operational planning, intelligence and surveillance and non-combat missions. This was a direct response to Obama’s claim that the action does not amount to full-blown hostilities and did not need congressional approval. “It would not have funding for hostilities. Drones couldn’t be used for bombing,” said Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. The Libyan war has exposed deep divisions in Congress and within the GOP ranks.

Leading Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are pushing a resolution to give Obama

‘We have a responsibility to follow the rule of law, and as the chief law enforcement officer of the land, so does he.’ U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney R-Fla. limited authority in the conflict, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., calling it a “clear statement to our allies, to the world, to the Libyan people and to Gadhafi that we support the administration’s actions on Libya.” Sen. John Kerry, DMass., who is chairman of

Arrest made in 4 pharmacy killings MEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A 33-year-old man described by neighbors as polite and friendly was arrested Wednesday in connection with the deaths of four people who were shot at a pharmacy during a robbery for painkillers. David Laffer, who a few years ago proposed to his then-girlfriend at a New York Islanders hockey game, was led out of his brown and yellow ranchstyle home in handcuffs Wednesday as neighbors watched. He was later arrested, said Jack Eddington, chairman of the Suffolk County Legislature’s public safety committee. The charges against Laffer hadn’t been announced as of late Wednesday afternoon, and it wasn’t clear when he would be arraigned. He said nothing as he was led from

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David Laffer, a suspect in the shooting deaths of four people at a pharmacy during a botched weekend painkiller robbery, is escorted out of Suffolk County Police Headquarters on Wednesday in Yaphank, N.Y. police headquarters and was later hospitalized. Officials refused to comment on his condition. His arrest capped a massive manhunt for the sus-

pect, who was captured on surveillance footage as a tall, gaunt, bearded man wearing glasses, a white baseball cap and a hooded sweatshirt.

the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, sponsored the resolution that would put a oneyear limit on the mission and prohibit U.S. ground forces in Libya. The House resolution to continue the mission mirrors the Senate measure. The competing efforts put senators at odds with members of the House, including anti-war Democrats and tea party-backed Republicans, who question the legitimacy of the operation since Obama never sought congressional consent under the 1973 War Powers Resolution. “We have a responsibility to follow the rule of law, and as the chief law enforcement officer of the land, so does he,” Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said of the president. Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said a House vote to end the op-

eration would “give hope to this dictator Moammar Gadhafi, undermine the effort of the innocent people in Libya and strike a blow at our NATO alliance.”

Obama’s choice questioned Obama did not seek congressional authorization when he launched air strikes against Gadhafi’s forces on March 19. Lawmakers argue that Obama is in violation of the War Powers Resolution, which requires approval of the legislative branch within 60 days, with a 30-day extension. That deadline has passed. The White House, in a report to Congress last week, said the limited U.S. role in the operation did not amount to hostilities and did not require congressional authorization, an argument that further upset lawmakers. “That’s outrageous. What do you do, spend $9 million a day to play table tennis?” said Rep. Donald

Manzullo, R-Ill. In a Senate speech, Reid argued that the challenge to Obama was politically driven. “Some Republicans in the House of Representatives and on the campaign trail have expressed concern over our involvement in this conflict,” Reid said. “They have clearly decided to use the War Powers Resolution as a political bludgeon to pursue a partisan agenda.” The Democratic leader said the question for lawmakers was whether U.S. involvement in a mission “to stop mass murder and chaos” in Libya was the right decision. “I’m confident it was,” Reid said. “Moammar Gadhafi’s repressive dictatorship is a threat to the region and to the United States’ national security.” The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider the KerryMcCain resolution next week, but the full Senate may not act for weeks.

Containment now expected for 1 of 3 big Arizona fires

surrounding desert and grasslands and aren’t connected to other ranges. It is part of the Coronado National Forest. The fire destroyed nine homes and 14 other buildings as it churned through juniper, oak, pine and other fuels. It burned very hot in some places, scarring the landscape, but in others scorched only the undergrowth, Christensen said. The prime bird-watching area known as Cave Creek Canyon, which is home to species from as far south as Chile during the breeding season, was not severely damaged. “For the most part, the fire was kept to a low enough intensity that the canopy is still there,” Christensen said Wednesday. “And we believe that it probably will recover quite easily, and quickly, probably after the rains this season.”

PHOENIX (AP) — Fire crews are making major strides in corralling three major wildfires that have been burning in Arizona for weeks, and expect to have one of them contained by Wednesday evening. The 348-square-mile fire that will be the first contained has burned through almost an entire forest atop southeastern Arizona’s Chiricahua mountains. The forest supports a huge diversity of plants and animals and is a world-renowned bird watching area. The fire was tamed because it basically had burned across the whole mountain range, said Mary Christensen, a spokeswoman for the team that has battled the huge blaze since it broke out May 8. The Chiricahua is one of the state’s so-called “sky island” mountain ranges, which rise from the

Author convicted of negligent homicide CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — A self-help guru was found guilty of three counts of negligent homicide Wednesday in a case that shined a spotlight on a deadly Arizona sweat lodge ceremony that ended with disoriented and unconscious participants being dragged to safety. Jurors reached their verdict with remarkable swiftness: They took less than 10 hours to convict James Arthur Ray following a 4-month trial that included hundreds of exhibits and countless hours of testimony. The eight men and four women were given the option of convicting Ray of manslaughter but decided on the lesser charge instead. He faces a maximum of nearly 12 years in prison. Ray fought back emotion as the verdict was read. His parents and brother sat behind him, while victims’ friends and family

members held hands and looked on from across the courtroom. Prosecutors asked that Ray be taken into custody immediately, but the judge denied their request. More than 50 people participated in Ray the October 2009 sweat lodge that was meant to be the highlight of Ray’s five-day “Spiritual Warrior” seminar near Sedona.

Extreme spiritual cleansing Three people died following the sauna-like ceremony aimed at providing spiritual cleansing. Eighteen people were hospitalized, while several others were given water to cool down at the scene. Prosecutors and defense attorneys disagreed over whether the deaths

and illnesses were caused by heat or toxins. Ray’s attorneys have maintained they were a tragic accident. Prosecutors argued Ray recklessly caused the fatalities. Ray used the sweat lodge as a way for participants to break through whatever was holding them back in life. He warned participants in a recording of the event played during the trial that the sweat lodge would be “hellacious” and that participants were guaranteed to feel like they were dying but would do so only metaphorically. “The true spiritual warrior has conquered death and therefore has no fear or enemies in this lifetime or the next, because the greatest fear you’ll ever experience is the fear of what? Death,” Ray said in the recording. “You will have to get a point to where you surrender and it’s OK to die.”

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Douglas Wayne Collins

JONESBORO — Douglas Wayne Collins, 54, of rural Jonesboro died Wednesday afternoon at St. Bernards Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Segrid Collins of the home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Emerson Funeral Home.

Pink Bennett Pratt Jr.

MEMPHIS — Pink Bennett Pratt Jr., 84, of Memphis passed away Friday, June 17, 2011, at Primacy Healthcare in Memphis. He was an active member of Colonial Park United Methodist Church, Methodist Men and was the Boy Scout Troop 221 leader for many years. He graduated from Bono School and then attended Arkansas State College, graduating in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was active in Sigma Pi fraternity, serving as president, and remained active as an alumnus. He served in the U.S. Army in Japan during World War II. He had a lengthy career in credit and finance. He is survived by his son, Pink Bennett Pratt III and wife Shannon of Carrollton, Texas; daughter, Karen Pratt of Memphis; grandsons, Pink Bennett Pratt IV, Glenn Pratt and wife Sarah, all of Lewisville, Texas, Ty and Trey Lyon and Shannon Pratt, all of Carrollton; greatgranddaughter, Violet Pratt of Lewisville; and sisters, Velcine Howard of Piedmont, Okla., and Vera Boyles of Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary McKamey Pratt; parents, Pink Bennett Sr. and Lena Lakey Pratt; three brothers, Hillis Pratt Sr., Hardy Pratt and Howard Pratt; four sisters, Venora Reeves, Veleeta Barnes, Vida Mae Pool and Velva Pratt; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will begin at noon today at Colonial Park United Methodist Church in Memphis with the service following at 1 p.m. with the Revs. Cecil Bellew and Joe Piercey officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Colonial Park United Methodist Church, 5330 Park Ave., Memphis 38119.

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JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Fire Department responded to the following alarms during the 24-hour period ending at 6 p.m. Wednesday. • At 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, intersection of Old Bridger Road and Bridger Place, vehicle fire. • At 6:31 a.m. Wednesday, 4210 South Caraway Road, false alarm. • At 7:57 a.m. Wednesday, 2312 East Parker Road, false alarm. Firefighters also responded to four medical assists and one service call. Satisfy your craving for more news. Call to subscribe today!

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Apt. B, Jonesboro, DWI — 40 hours of public service, drug and alcohol safety class and $950 fine and costs. JONESBORO — A Jonesboro woman took more than • Patrick E. Hardy, 33, 17021⁄2 Aggie Road, Jones$500 in clothing, jewelry and shoes from the racks at a local department store and tried to leave withboro, no seat belts, driving on a suspended license, out paying Tuesday, police said. nonpayment of fines and failure to perform public Ramona Ann Parker, 50, 4729 Lonoke Lane, was service — three days in jail, 90 hours of public serarrested around 8 p.m. at Dillard’s, 3000 East High- vice and $890 in fines and costs. land Drive. • Aquaino L. Henry, 25, 107 West Forrest St., Craighead County District Judge Keith Blackman Jonesboro, nonpayment of fines — four days in jail found probable cause Wednesday to charge her and $405 fine and costs. with felony theft. With no criminal record, Parker • Terry Lynn Henson, 32, 391 Craighead Road 303, was released on her own recognizance and ordered Jonesboro, driving on a suspended license — two to appear in Craighead County Circuit Court on days in jail and $425 fine and costs. July 28. • Jimmy Eugene James, 40, 511 West Huntington Police also made several misdemeanor shopliftAve., nonpayment of fines — six days in jail and ing arrests Tuesday. They included: $505 fine and costs; now owes $4,508. • a 41-year-old Jonesboro man accused of steal• Austin L. Johnson, 26, 3702 Griffin St., Jonesing a Bluetooth ear bud from Wal-Mart, 1911 West boro, public intoxication and possession of a conParker Road; trolled substance — three days in jail, six months’ • a 21-year-old Jonesboro man accused of stealing probation, drug offender class and $975 fine and a box cutter from the Highland Drive Wal-Mart; costs. • a 17-year-old boy accused of stealing a package • Fhlenoyl D. Johnson, 51, 307 North Bridge St., of lithium batteries from the same store; and Jonesboro, nonpayment of fines — three days in jail • a 19-year-old Paragould man accused of stealand $355 fine and costs; now owes $1,495. ing antibiotic medication from Kroger, 1525 South • Nathan L. Kuehnert, 28, 726 Southwest Drive, Caraway Road. Apt. F-4, Jonesboro, public intoxication, possesAlso on Tuesday, Anita Estelle Soltera reported a sion of drugs without a prescription, possession of GPS device was stolen from her unlocked pickup a controlled substance, possessing an instrument truck parked at 227 South Gee St. of crime and failure to perform public service —Keith Inman — three days in jail, concurrent with another sentence, six months’ probation, drug offender class, 40 hours of public service and $2,505 in fines and costs. • Tony Lloyd, 29, 217 East St., Jonesboro, failure JONESBORO — A woman whose body was found outside her residence last week died of a self-inflicted to report to jail — one additional day in jail and $205 fine and costs; now owes $2,070. gunshot wound, Jonesboro police said. • Joshua A. Lopp, 23, 1515 Aggie Road, Apt. B-12, An autopsy performed by the state Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the cause and manner of Jonesboro, failure to appear — five days in jail and death, Detective Chad Hogard said as he closed the $670 fine and costs; now owes $5,037. • Shane Charles Nichols, 24, 4200 Peachtree Ave., case Monday. Jonesboro, nonpayment of fines and failure to perThe body of Ashley Dawn Clark-Stricklin, 31, form public service — three days in jail, 120 hours 3310 South Culberhouse St., was found by her of public service and $880 in fines and costs; now husband, Shaun Stricklin, on the north side of the owes $4,629. residence around 8 a.m. June 16. She suffered a • Christopher B. Pippin, 22, 200 Maple St., Apt. A, gunshot wound to the head, and police also found what appeared to be a suicide note in her purse, Ho- Jonesboro, nonpayment of fines — three days in jail and $355 fine and costs; now owes $3,436. gard said. • Jeremy D. Quador, 34, 202 Craighead Road 335, —Keith Inman Jonesboro, driving on a suspended license — two days in jail and $425 fine and costs. • Mary Ann Quinn, 22, 1603 Bittle St., Jonesboro, nonpayment of fines and failure to perform public JONESBORO — A man arrested for shoplifting on service — 21 days in jail and $955 in fines and costs; June 10 was sentenced three days later to 90 days now owes $6,853. in jail. • Anthony M. Reeves, 35, 915 Liveoak Drive, William Townsend Jr., 59, 801 French St., JonesJonesboro, nonpayment of fines — two days in jail boro, was also placed on six months’ probation and and $450 fine and costs; now owes $10,386. ordered to pay $870 in fines and court costs. • Richard M. Rush Jr., 43, 810 West Monroe Ave., Other sentences imposed by Craighead County Jonesboro, third offense of DWI — 270 days in jail District Judge Keith Blackman on June 13: or residential treatment and $3,000 fine and costs. City of Bay • Wadell J. Sanders, 63, 224 Vandyne St., Apt. 4, • Kandice M. Smith, 24, 214 David Cove, JonesJonesboro, nonpayment of fines — five days in jail boro, nonpayment of fines — five days in jail and $550 fine and court costs; now owes $3,552 because and $455 fine and costs; now owes $4,657. • Alfred Ray Smith, 55, 410 North Main St., Jonesof previous offenses. boro, nonpayment of fines — six days in jail and • James C. Arender, 33, 2016 East Johnson Ave., $505 fine and costs; now owes $4,335. Apt. B, Jonesboro, driving while intoxicated — one • Antonio D. Smith, 28, 403 Hamilton St., Wynne, day in jail, drug and alcohol safety class and $950 failure to perform public service and nonpayment fine and costs. of fines — 101⁄2 days in jail and $780 in fines and • Justin D. Beshiers, 34, 776 Craighead Road 702, Jonesboro, failure to perform public service costs; now owes $2,130. — 10 days in jail and $415 fine and costs; now owes • Kandice M. Smith, 24, 214 David Cove, Jones$1,801. boro, nonpayment of fines — seven days in jail, con• Aaron R. Blanchard, 29, 1004 West Cherry Ave., current with another sentence, and $550 fine and Jonesboro, theft of property and failure to appear costs; now owes $3,552. in court — three days in jail, 20 hours of public • Carolyn Marie Stitts, 44, 820 East Washington service, six months’ probation, anti-theft class and Ave., Jonesboro, driving on a suspended license $855 in fines and costs. — two days in jail and $425 fine and costs. • Sidney M. Brown, 21, 4844 Arkansas 358, Para• Christopher L. Trice, 23, 3109 Fairview Drive, gould, driving on a suspended license — two days in Apt. B, Jonesboro, driving on a suspended license jail and $425 fine and costs. — three days in jail and $475 fine and costs. • Roger Burton Jr., 25, 1709 Pineview St., Jones• Kenneth W. Vann, 27, 311 Labaume St., Jonesboro, nonpayment of fines — three days in jail and boro, seat belt violation, nonpayment of fines and $405 fine and costs; now owes $3,993. failure to appear — five days in jail, 20 hours of • Aaron W. Clark, 19, homeless, theft — three public service and $780 in fines and costs; now days in jail, six months’ probation, anti-theft class owes $2,920. and $520 fine and costs. • Terrence J. Weaver, 22, Forrest City, theft — • Christoper Cody Clark, 35, 801 Hope Ave., three days in jail, six months’ probation, anti-theft Jonesboro, failure to perform public service — class and $520 fine and costs. three days in jail and $425 fine and costs; now owes • Gary L. Webster, 60, 908 North Caraway Road, $2,593. Apt. 3, Jonesboro, failure to perform public service • Shawana D. Clark, 27, 1007 West Monroe Ave., — three days in jail and $515 fine and costs; now Jonesboro, nonpayment of fines, failure to perform owes $3,584. public service and failure to appear in court — 25 • Telma Carlette Williams, 28, 1814 Belt St., Jonesdays in jail, 60 hours of public service and $1,410 in boro, Apt. 6, Jonesboro, failure to perform public fines and costs; now owes $4,431. service — nine days in jail and $485 fine and costs. • Kenny Ray Clemmons, 51, 1813 Cedar Heights City of Brookland Drive, Jonesboro, domestic assault and possession • Michael J. Holbrook, 28, 2324 Craighead Road of a controlled substance — three days in jail, six 792, Jonesboro, driving on a suspended license months’ probation, drug offender class, anti-vio— four days in jail and $525 fine and costs. lence class and $1,075 in fines and costs. • Rebecca F. Love, 39, 500 State St., Jonesboro, • Mark D. Crum, 21, 306 Blalock St., Bay, possesnonpayment of fines — six days in jail concurrent sion of a controlled substance — three days in jail, with another sentence and $505 fine and costs; now six months’ probation, drug offender class and $770 owes $4,179. fine and costs. • Derrick D. White, 26, 534 Martin Luther King • Marsha M. Davis, 30, 1005 Rains St., Apt. 19, Blvd., Wynne, nonpayment of fines and failure to Jonesboro, nonpayment of fines and failure to perperform public service — 71⁄2 days in jail and $860 in form public service — eight days in jail and $740 in fines and costs; now owes $5,895. fines and costs; now owes $1,790. Craighead County • Roosevelt J. Davis Jr., 34, 1326 West Huntington • Gwendolyn Rae Darling, 22, 4303 Aggie Road, Ave., Jonesboro, nonpayment of fines and failure to Jonesboro, failure to perform public service — two perform public service — six days in jail and $720 days in jail and $315 fine and costs. in fines and costs; now owes $2,211. —Keith Inman • Peggy L. Edwards, 42, 1604 Angela Lee Drive, Jonesboro, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia — three days in jail 20 hours of public service and $875 in fines and costs. PARAGOULD — The Paragould Police Department • Jace Elkins, 21, 1700 Meadow Lane, Blytheville, is asking for help in locating a missing 16-year-old DWI — 40 hours of public service, drug and alcohol girl. safety class and $950 fine and costs. Britteny Leigh Carmickle left home • Holly M. Foley, 26, 2000 Winesap Road, Jonesthe night of June 8 and has not been boro, hot check violation, possession of drugs withheard from since. She is 5 feet, 5 inches out a prescription and nonpayment of fines — three tall and weighs about 175 pounds. She days in jail, drug offender class, 50 hours of public has red hair and light skin. service, six months’ probation, $60 in restitution She has not had contact with family and $1,235 in fines and costs. or friends since she left and is believed • Kenneth W. Gilmore, 48, 413 State St., JonesCarmickle to be in either the Jonesboro or Mounboro, third-degree domestic battering — two days tain Home area. in jail, six months’ probation, anti-violence class The police are asking that she contact either law and $775 fine and costs. enforcement, family or friends to let them know • Timothy J. Haas, 18, 5111 Prospect Drive, Jones- she is being cared for. boro, theft — three days in jail, six months’ probaAnyone with information about Carmickle is tion, anti-theft class and $520 fine and costs. asked to call the Paragould Police Department at • Benjamin R. 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PARAGOULD — This week’s jail escape was the third time an inmate exploited a design flaw in the Greene County Jail since it was built in 1994, authorities said. “ We ’ v e b a r r e d i t , changed the locks, added locks,” Greene County Sheriff Dan Langston said. “It’s a design flaw in the building, and the inmates know this building because of the numerous times some of them have been arrested and incarcerated here.” The man who escaped sometime Monday night was captured during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon. Martin David Stragala, 40, was being held on drug and theft charges, police said. Langston said Stragala, a resident of Greene 704 Road, picked the industrial-grade lock on a maintenance access point in one of the cells and shimmied up a plumbing chase to the jail attic. From there Stragala cut away part of the roof on the west side of the building and jumped to the ground, Langston said. Stragala headed west until he met with a friend on Cacherd Road and headed to a residence on U.S. 49 South, where he changed clothes and had another friend pick him up, Langston said. The manhunt was a multi-jurisdictional effort, Langston said. Other agencies involved included the U.S. Marshals Office, the Arkansas State Police and a K-9 officer from the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department. —Janie Ginocchio

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United Way plans events for children JONESBORO — United Way of Northeast Arkansas will have three sessions of Spanish Camp 2011 at the Hispanic Center, 311 West Huntington Ave., Jonesboro. The sessions are scheduled to run from 9 a.m.noon June 20-24, July 18-22 and Aug. 1-5. The camp is for children ages 6-12 and costs $50 per child per session. The camp will teach about basic Spanish and the Hispanic culture. Each day of the week there will be a different theme. To register, visit the Hispanic Center to pick up an application, call 931-1884 or e-mail info@ jhcsi.org. The United Way’s Stuff the Bus event will also take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23 at the WalMart locations in Corning, Newport, Paragould, Pocahontas, Trumann, Walnut Ridge and Wynne, as well as Jonesboro’s Highland Drive and Parker Road locations.

Food cruise slated to begin on Friday JONESBORO — The Northeast Arkansas Street Rod Association’s monthly food cruise and poker run will start at 6 p.m. Friday at Country Mart on Southwest Drive at West Parker Road. The food cruise will stop at St. Bernard Village, Hardee’s on Stadium Boulevard and Sonic Drive-Ins on Gee Street and East Nettleton Avenue before returning to Country Mart. Participants will pay a $5 per vehicle entry, all of which goes to the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry of Jonesboro.

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Documentary on Dyess Colony set to premiere tonight at ASU

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s chairwoman of radio-television, Dr. Mary Jackson Pitts, announced that a student documentary on the Dyess Resettlement Colony will premiere tonight. “The Dyess Colony: A New Deal Comes to Arkansas” will debut from 7-9 p.m. today in the auditorium of the Student Union on the ASU campus. The documentary was written, produced and directed by Jonesboro native and ASU student John M. Pasmore under the academic supervision of Pitts and Dr. Sarah Wilkerson Freeman. The film focuses on the history of the Dyess Resettlement Colony, now under renovation by ASU’s Heritage Sites. The Dyess Colony was established in 1934 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the New Deal to give farmers across Arkansas an opportunity to farm and eventually own their own land. Dyess is more than just the New Deal history; it is also cultural history as the boyhood home of international music icon, Johnny Cash. The university recently bought the home and is in the process of turning it into a museum. The inaugural Johnny Cash Music Festival at the ASU Convocation

Center in August will raise funds for restoration. Pasmore is a nontraditional senior at ASU, completing his undergraduate degree in radio-television with a minor in history. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial video production. He also wrote, produced and directed “The New Madrid Seismic Zone, Mid-America’s Ticking Time Bomb.” “We are excited about John’s most recent documentary work,” Pitts said. “He has done an exceptional job of telling one of the most compelling parts of the Dyess Colony story. This documentary allowed John to bring his love of history alive with this collaborative effort between the radiotelevision department and the department of history. Storytelling is what we do, and John has done a great job of telling this story.” “The Dyess Colony: A New Deal Comes to Arkansas” will play on ASUTV, Suddenlink Cable Channel 18 in Jonesboro. It can also be seen on Suddenlink’s local cable channels across the state, including, but not limited to, Jonesboro, Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge, Newport, Mountain Home and Batesville.

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CONWAY — Genevieve Kimbrough, a 2007 graduate of Jonesboro High School, graduated with highest honors from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway on May 7. She earned a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance, and her minor in honors was interdisciplinary studies. She was one of four outstanding graduates in her class and one of three finalists for the College of Fine Arts and Communications Outstanding Student. Kimbrough also was a national finalist in voice for a Fulbright Scholarship and recipient of the Chairman’s award given to an outstanding music student at UCA. She was accepted into the graduate voice program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and into the studio of bass-baritone Andrew Wentzel. She plans to earn a master of music in vocal performance degree. Her parents are Jack and Bonnie Kimbrough.

Chick-fil-A worker receives scholarship

JONESBORO — Jonesboro resident Andrew Barber has been awarded the $1,000 Leadership Scholarship from Chick-fil-A Inc. Barber was nominated by Mike Fullington, operator of Chick-fil-A of Turtle Creek FSU. The scholarship program provides assistance to restaurant employees who want to further their education. Barber will be eligible for the S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award, which provides additional $1,000 scholarships to the top 25 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship recipi-

Scholarship presentation Heather Mashburn (right), a recent Jonesboro High School honor graduate, accepts the $1,000 Mary Spain Usrey Sanders Memorial Scholarship from Barbara Hall, scholarship chairwoman for Chapter AJ of P.E.O. Sisterhood. The daughter of Rhonda Mashburn plans to major in nursing at Arkansas State University.

Strawberry sets annual fireworks display STRAWBERRY — The Strawberry Fire Department will sponsor a 10th annual fireworks display on July 2 at the Strawberry ballfield. Entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at about 10.

Admission is free, and attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. A concession stand will be provided. Volunteers are sought to help provide entertainment. For more information call Fire Chief Stanley Mayland at 528-4999.

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ents each year. “The program recognizes employees who have acquired the leadership qualities and skills necessary to be successful in life while providing an additional incentive for our employees to remain dedicated and work hard,” Fullington said. “Andrew is being recognized for demonstrating abilities and potential to accomplish great things.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine reservist who was detained during a security scare near the Pentagon last week has been linked to the shootings last year at the Marine Corps museum in Quantico and several D.C.-area military recruitment stations, officials said Wednesday. Ballistics evidence appears to link Yonathan Melaku, 22, to the shootings, one official said. The two officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Melaku, of Alexandria, Va., is being held without bail on unrelated larceny charges involving car break-ins that happened after the shootings. He has not been charged in last week’s incident or the building shootings. Melaku Melaku, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Ethiopia, was detained Friday after he was spotted carrying a suspicious backpack near the Pentagon containing what initially was feared to be bombmaking material. Authorities later

WBC official to help score examinations WALNUT RIDGE — Jerry Gibbens, chairman of the English department at Williams Baptist College, has been selected by the College Board for the annual reading and scoring of its Advanced Placement Examinations. Gibbens is evaluating tests in English literature. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program gives more than 1.8 million high school students an opportunity to take college-level courses and examinations. Students who are successful at the exams can receive credit and-or advanced placement when they enter college. AP readers are made up of professional educators from the United States, Canada and abroad. The College Board terms the AP Reading as a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between high school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged. “The reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, vice president of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching.”

said the suspicious items were not explosive. Melaku also had a notebook with the words “al-Qaida” and “Taliban Rules” written inside, one of the officials has said. The context of the words was not immediately clear, but another law enforcement official has said Melaku is not believed to have any links to al-Qaida or any other terrorist organization. He was detained for trespassing after being found after-hours inside Arlington National Cemetery. The shootings last year, all done with the same gun, did not injure anyone. The Marine Corps museum was targeted twice. Two windows were shot out at the Pentagon, and a Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Va., outside Washington was also targeted. At the time, FBI officials suspected that the shooter had some sort of gripe against the Marine Corps. Peter Carr, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney in the eastern District of Virginia, declined comment except to say that Melaku remains under investigation following last week’s incident. FBI spokesman Andrew Ames also declined comment. Melaku has a status hearing today in Loudoun County, Va., on the grand larceny charges that accuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said Wednesday that fugitive Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger has been arrested by the FBI near Los Angeles after 16 years on the run. Santa Monica Police Sgt. Rudy Flores said his agency was informed of the arrest by the Fed-

eral Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday. Flores said the FBI had been conducting a surveillance operation in the area. He gave no details of the arrest. The 81-year-old Bulger is wanted in connection to 19 murders. He has been the subject of several

Moore receives post at St. Vincent LITTLE ROCK — Rayanna Miller Moore, a former resident of Jonesboro, is the new director of revenue cycle at St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock. Moore has responsibility for the central business office and patient access at the system’s divisions in Little Rock, Sherwood and Morrilton. She is the daughter of Bob and Rose Miller. Bob Miller is the former superintendent of Valley View Schools, where Rose formerly taught first grade. Moore’s husband, Gordon Moore, is formerly of Walnut Ridge. They have two sons, Blake Moore of Clearfield, Ky., and Aaron Moore of Jonesboro.

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Motorists proceed in both directions along Phillips Drive in Jonesboro on Wednesday.

City gets $300,000 for street work BY RAY WHITESIDE SUN STAFF WRITER

JONESBORO — The City of Jonesboro has received a $300,000 grant for sidewalk, lighting and landscaping projects on Phillips Drive near U.S. 63, also known as Hotel Row. Mayor Harold Perrin said he received a letter Tuesday from the Arkansas State Highway Commission informing him that half of the $600,000 the city re-

quested for the Jonesboro Phillips Drive Streetscape project was approved. People staying in hotels in the Phillips Drive area need a safer means to walk to restaurants, the nearby skating rink and fitness center, Perrin said. “I want it lit up so well that if people wanted to walk at night with children, they can,” Perrin said. Original plans call for sidewalks, landscaping, irrigation

systems, crosswalks, curb and gutter work, miscellaneous drainage improvements, additional street lighting, bus shelter, additional signs, and amenities such as bicycle racks, trash cans and benches. “But since we didn’t get everything that we asked for, and you usually don’t with most grants, we’re going to have to cut out some things that we just can’t afford right now,” Perrin said.

Perrin plans to meet with the city’s engineering department today. He said the next step is for engineers to survey the street and surrounding area and determine how much everything will cost. Those numbers will then be presented to the City Council for approval. A timeline has not been set for the project. “By improving the corridor, it will provide the foundation for more economic development

‘I want it lit up so well that if people wanted to walk at night with children, they can.’ Harold Perrin Jonesboro mayor

while enhancing viability of the existing businesses,” the project description submitted by the city says. rwhiteside@jonesborosun.com

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authority’s offices, 238 Craighead Road 476. “We’ll open and review JONESBORO — Members them, but we will not of the Craighead County award a contract at that Solid Waste Disposal Au- meeting,” Hendrix said, thority and its board of directors will open bids Tuesday for construction of a new transfer station in Lake City, Executive Director Robert Hendrix said Wednesday during a board meeting. Bid specifications for the project were advertised June 2 and 5. Hendrix said he met with Robert Hendrix contractors Friday for a executive director, Craighead County mandatory bid meeting to Solid Waste Disposal Authority discuss the project. Representatives from six area adding that he’ll first comb through bids to encontractors attended. “The focus of that sure requirements are meeting primarily was met. The board then voted to demolition of the (existing) building and how the authorize the authority’s authority would recover executive committee to some money by recycling sign off on a specific conthat material,” Hendrix tractor without calling a said. “We’re going to be special board meeting. “I’d like to move quickable to recycle all of the metal that’s in there — the ly on it, by the end of the conveyer, the compactor week,” Hendrix said. He said material for the — we’ll get some financial metal building will likely return from that.” The project calls for a take six to eight weeks $500,000 metal building to to arrive on site, but conreplace the existing trans- struction crews will have fer station that serves the “three or four weeks” of eastern portion of the work there before that material is needed. county. Bids will be opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the wharris@jonesborosun.com BY WAYLON HARRIS SUN STAFF WRITER

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City beautification Ginger Adams, a Craighead County master gardener, plants vincas Tuesday outside Jonesboro City Hall.

Area aldermen OK flood insurance, raises OAK GROVE HEIGHTS — The Oak Grove Heights City Council has passed a resolution and ordinance that will allow city residents to participate in the National Flood Insurance Plan. Also on Monday the council passed an ordinance that will allow the city to hire people who might be related to existing city employees. Aldermen also approved a 5 percent pay raise for all city employees. The flood insurance ordinance states that Arkansas has designated the responsibility to local

governments to adopt regulations that will minimize flood damage. To accomplish this, the ordinance restricts or prohibits development in areas that “adversely impact health, safety or property during flooding events.” City residents who are required to buy flood insurance in order to finance a home or a building project will now be able to get it at the government subsidized rate. The ordinance requires protection against flood damage for structures vulnerable to floods at the time of construction or at the

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for the weekend and set up wire and beam antennae. Ford said the public can watch the activities of the various opera-

time of substantial improvement to a structure. It controls the alteration of natural flood plains, stream channels and natural protective barriers involved in the transportation of water. The ordinance controls development on flood plains by increasing flood elevations, floodwater velocities or flood discharge patterns. It also regulates the construction of flood barriers that unnaturally divert floodwaters or may adversely impact other lands. —Joe Grove

River at Barfield will get boat ramp, picnic area Ham radio enthusiasts preparing for Field Day 2011

BLYTHEVILLE — A new project will give Mississippi County residents and visitors a chance to spend time on the Mississippi River, County Judge Randy Carney said Wednesday. The $350,000 project involves building a boat ramp, parking lot and picnic area in Barfield. The ramp will be built close to the Kinder Morgan terminal on Arkansas 18. According to the company’s Web site, ammonia, fertilizer, coal and grain are shipped by boat from the 731-acre terminal. The terminal also ships products by truck and rail. Carney said the county

is working with the company, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Blytheville Mayor James Sanders, the East Arkansas Planning and Development District and the office of Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark. He said the AGFC, the company and EAPDD are playing a big role in the project, and the City of Blytheville has agreed to maintain the area, including picking up trash and litter. Officials are expected to meet in Blytheville on Friday to discuss plans. “It is a very positive project for our county,” Carney said. —Michael Wilkey

KENNETT, MO. — Amateur, or ham, radio operators across the nation will be out Saturday and Sunday with Field Day 2011 demonstrations to educate the public about their hobby and recruit new members. There are 739,000 licensed amateur radio operators in the nation, up from 725,509 two years ago. There are 7,957 licensed ham radio operators in Arkansas with clubs in Jonesboro, Arkansas State University and at Walnut Ridge. The closest field day site to Northeast Arkansas is Kennett, Mo. It will be set up by the Bootheel Amateur Radio Club at Oak Haven Park on the south end of Kennett beside U.S. 412. Club member Larry Ford said they will camp there

Agency administrator Craig Fugate said people are so used to a reliable wireless and wired broadcast industry that they can’t believe they can fail. “They do. They have. They will,” he said. “I think a strong amateur radio community needs to be plugged into these plans.” An article on eHam.net reports that a half dozen ham radio operators provided support for the American Red Cross in staffing shelters in several communities in response to a tornado that touched Craig Fugate down in Springfield, Mass., on June 1. FEMA administrator There are other reports of ham tors and sit down with a control op- radio providing critical communications in California wildfires, erator and talk on the air. Ham enthusiasts say amateur winter storms, tornadoes and othradio still plays an important part er events. They also help in storm in emergency communications. tracking through some Skywarn Federal Emergency Management programs.

‘I think a strong amateur radio community needs to be plugged into these plans.’

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JONESBORO — The Westside School Board authorized the district to file an application with the Arkansas Board of Education to issue secondlien bonds worth $925,000 during a special meeting on Wednesday. “This is the last step for getting these bonds,” Superintendent Bryan Duffie said. “This is our notice of intent, and the deadline to file it is this week.” If the bond issue is granted, the money will be used to build classrooms onto Westside Elementary School, 1834 Arkansas 91 West. Any remaining funds will be used for other capital projects or equipment

On the Net | Westside School District: http://warriors.crsc.k12 .ar.us/ purchases, the resolution read. A rough design of what the new building could look like was presented to the school board during its monthly meeting in May. Mark Cahoon with Cahoon Steilings Studio Architecture in Jonesboro is heading up the project. Once the building construction begins, it will likely take 15-18 months to finish the project, Duffie said. —Ray Whiteside

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CORNING — The 67th annual Homecoming Picnic at Corning will begin with a downtown parade at 9 a.m. July 4. Entertainment, a carnival and food will be available throughout the day at Wynn Park in the Clay County town. Admission to the event is free, although there will be a charge for rides, games and concessions. The Corning Chamber of Commerce will also host a “Motor Sport Extravaganza” at the west side of the park beginning at 10 a.m. with lawnmower racing. Truck and

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Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann (left) presents a medal to detention officer Logan Thomas (right) Wednesday as jail administrator John Smith watches. Thomas was recognized for saving a choking inmate at the jail.

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Corning Chamber of Commerce: http://www .corningarchamber.org tractor pulls will begin at 1 p.m. All-day passes to the holiday’s motor sports are $10 for adults or $5 for children ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted free of charge. The Homecoming Picnic’s finale will be a free fireworks display at about 10 p.m. —Janet Thiel

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JONESBORO — A Craighead County Detention Center officer was recognized Wednesday for saving a choking inmate in May. Detention Center Officer Logan Thomas was presented a medal for life-saving by Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann on Wednesday during an annual appreciation dinner for Craighead County Sheriff’s employees and other law enforcement and judicial officials. “He went above and beyond,” McCann said of Thomas while pre-

senting the medal. Thomas was on duty May 21 at the detention center when an inmate choked on his lunch. Craighead County Detention Center Assistant Administrator Jeremy Sparks said Thomas noticed the inmate choking and “dislodged the object from the inmate’s throat” after performing the Heimlich maneuver. “Everything turned out all right,” Sparks said. Thomas has been with the department for about three years. He credited his training for his quick response and successful action. “No day is just another day at

jail,” Thomas said. “Incidents happen, and the training kicks in.” But he doesn’t take much credit for the rescue. “It’s nice to be recognized, but honestly I just feel like I was doing my job,” Thomas said. “Responsibility comes with the job.” Jail Administrator John Smith said Thomas reacted to the situation according to his departmental training. “When I reviewed the video of the incident, he responded and assessed it perfectly,” Smith said. “He did a fantastic job.” wharris@jonesborosun.com

Cave City High School graduate writes book about helicopter company tween 1954-57, while surfing the Internet more than four years ago. From Iowa and Texas to Arkansas, the men soon began swapping stories. Brent, now a resident of Ashville, Ala., thought he one day might like to write a book but until then never thought stories of the helicopter company would be something others would find interesting. Still, the idea was always in the back of his mind, and in 2007 he began compiling and writing “The Lucifer Patch” on a part-time basis. Reconnecting with his comrades, he said, has been the best part of the experience. Denoted by a black cat on a 4-leaf clover, the Lucifer Patch represents the “Lucky 13th” helicopter company. Brent’s memoir tells of his 15 months with the unit at Uijongbu, Korea, in 1955-56. The base was designated “How-1” as the only army cargo helicopter unit in Korea at

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BATESVILLE (AP) — When Syngman Rhee, South Korea’s first president, needed to be flown or his wife needed someone to watch her poodle, the Lucky 13th was there. When a thousand-pound unexploded bomb needed to be lifted out of an unmapped mine, or stranded Republic of Korea troops needed to be rescued, and blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe needed a ride in order to entertain troops, the Lucky 13th was also there. And now thanks to Cave Creek community native and fellow member Bertram L. Brent many of those memories are now documented in “The Lucifer Patch: Flying with the Lucky 13th.” The Cave City High School graduate never considered writing a book, but the labor of love began when he reconnected with some of those he served with in the Army be-

the time. Later, the 13th and the adjoining 36th engineer group combined to become today’s Camp Stanley. It’s “a story from an enlisted man about life in an Army cargo helicopter outfit in the early days of helicopters, before Vietnam and the development of gas-turbine engines ...,” Brent writes on his Web site. “While the story is about the pilots, it is mainly about the enlisted crew chiefs working in sweltering heat on a flight line surrounded by odoriferous, mosquito-infested rice paddies in summer, and trying to make repairs to the helicopters and keep them flying in the knuckle-busting cold of the Siberian winters.” While the Korean War had ended more than a year before Brent landed overseas, the country wasn’t without its dangers. “Accidents happened, and men died,” said Brent, now in his 70s, but “who else can say they’ve done some of the things

Getting started Luck, in fact, is how Brent describes his tour of duty all those years ago. “I thought I was going to be at Fort Chaffee (Ark.), and all of a sudden I was at Fort Ord,” he said, recalling the base located on the California coast. Later, he would go to air force training school in Texas and Fort Sill, Okla., where he was in charge of the maintenance of two H-13 helicopters and general utility work. “Fort Sill was vanilla,” he said, chuckling. But before Oklahoma came Korea, where Brent said luck offered him the chance to take a “cushy” office job, responsible for the mechanics and dayto-day operations of those who flew and maintained the Lucky

13th’s helicopters. He doesn’t mind that his was an inside job as opposed to one outside in the freezing cold. “A warm office in Korea, that means something,” Brent said with a laugh. Brent has never returned to South Korea, but he hasn’t forgotten the country: “the cold weather, the blizzards, the rice paddies in summertime. ... When I was there, there was not a paved road,” he said. Brent’s book retails for $24 plus $2 shipping and can be purchased at luciferpatch.com. He can be contacted at (205) 594-4565, bbrent7696@aol.com, or P.O. Box 338, Ashville, Ala. 35953. Brent hopes those who read “The Lucifer Patch: Flying with the Lucky 13th” find it educational and entertaining just as some of those featured in the story have. After all, the book is dedicated to them, Brent said, and he hopes the Lucky 13th will come together for a reunion later this year.

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The Exchange Club of Jonesboro held its annual awards and installation banquet on June 16 at First United Methodist Church. Honored were (from left) the Rev.

Patty Soward, who was awarded The Book of Golden Deeds; John Hardin, the James M. Echols Award; and Billy Joe Gammill, Exchangite of the Year.

Club hosts awards banquet, installation, names Gammill Exchangite of the Year

JONESBORO — Billy Joe Gammill was named Exchangite of the Year at the Exchange Club of Jonesboro’s annual awards and installation banquet held June 16 in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. Gammill was recognized for his involvement with the club. “He is always working in the background of all

club activities and helps many of the projects to benefit the community,” said Dudley Bowdon, club director and presenter. John Hardin was presented the James M. Echols Award for his work in the club and especially the Child Advocacy Center. The Book of Golden Deeds was presented to the Rev. Patty Soward.

Her contributions to the community are numerous including helping provide medical equipment and assistance to those in need, ministering to the needy and her compassion for the community. Officers for the 201112 year were installed as follows: president and chaplain, the Rev. John R. Soward; presidentelect, Nathan LaRue;

first vice president, Gordon Metzgar; second vice president, Billy Joe Gammill; secretary, Mike Massengill; treasurer, Gary Braden; chairman and Exchangineer, Scott Roper; bulletin editor, Fred Hargett. Directors for one year are Ed Watson, Bowdon and Cary Matthews. Twoyear directors are Fred Hargett, John Hardin and Steve Broadway.

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EmiLee Josephine is the name chosen by Joe and Amber Donegan of Jonesboro for their daughter, who arrived Monday, June 13, at 9:38 a.m., at The Women’s Center at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces. EmiLee has three brothers, Zach, Tristan and Peyton. Grandparents are Jason and Renee Hopper and Cary and Sharon Kanok.

Clain of Caraway are the parents of a son, Caleb Knox McClain. The 7pound, 7-ouncer arrived Tuesday, June 7, at 9:28 a.m., at The Women’s Center at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. Caleb has a sister, Bryleigh Jade, and a brother, Braylon Kage. Grandparents are David and Robin Murphy, Tammy McClain and Sammy Wells. Great-grandparents are Nadine McClain and Bud and Lois Dean.

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Bryson Kyle is the

name chosen by David and Shelly Hampton of Marmaduke for their son, who arrived Wednesday, June 8, at St. Bernards Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Bryson has a 4-year-old sister, MaKenzie. Grandparents are Kenneth and Glenda Hampton and Gary and Ida Priest, all of Marmaduke. Greatgrandparents are Donald and Alla Jean Priest of Marmaduke and Evelyn Patterson of Mountain View, Mo.

Henry Edward is the name chosen by Laddie and Carrie Hunter of Jonesboro for their son, who arrived Saturday, May 28, at St. Bernards Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Henry has an 8-yearold sister, Katherine. Grandparents are Larry and Carolyn Boling of Jonesboro and Max and Jackie Hunter of Cave City. Great-grandparents are Dale and Nina Mobley of Cave City and Jim and Betty Johnson of Mount Pleasant.

POLICY | • Stories announcing engagements and weddings will be published at no charge. A processing fee of $27.50 will be charged for a photo. • The deadline for Sunday publication — engagement and wedding announcements — is Tuesday at 5 p.m. • Forms are available by mail, e-mail, fax, online or in the office. • All submissions are subject to editing for content, style and grammar.

PARAGOULD — Arkansas’ Best Beauty Pageant will be Saturday at the Collins Theatre. Registration will begin at 10:15 a.m., and the pageant will start at 11 a.m. The pageant will feature eight age divisions: Infant, newborn-12 months; Baby, 13-23 months; Toddler, 24-42 months; Tiny, 42-60 months; Little, 5-7 years; Young, 8-10 years; Junior, 11-13 years; and Teen, 1417 years. Division winners and runners-up will receive crowns, banners, trophies and discounts to the state pageant. In addition to division winners, there will be two overall winners, newborn5 years and 5-17 years. Overall winners will receive full registration fee paid to the state pageant

in addition to crowns, banners and trophies. Pageant dresses are recommended but not required. Any type of dress is allowed. All dresses should be age-appropriate. Contestants should wear little or no make-up. Pre-registration is $40 and may be made by calling Brittney Gulley, pageant coordinator, at (479) 443-9465. Registration fee the day of the pageant is $60. In addition to the basic entry fee, there are three optional category fees of $10 each for most beautiful, best fashion and photogenic (no photos over 8 by 10, no frames). A few entry forms are available in the lobby of the Collins Theatre which will be open from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Auditions for Christie play scheduled Friday, Saturday PARAGOULD — The Greene County Fine Arts Council will hold auditions for Agatha Christie’s “And Then There were None” on Friday and Saturday at The Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson St. Audition times are 6-8 p.m. Friday and 2-4 p.m. Saturday. This classic murder

mystery by the queen of crime fiction requires a cast of eight men and three women ages 20 and older. Audition materials will be provided. The production will run Aug. 12-13. The show’s director is Judy Blevins. For more information contact Blevins at 5652417.

EVENTS | Social The monthly dinner meeting of the Opportunity Extension Homemakers Club was held recently at the home of Mrs. Terry Wilkins, with 11 members in attendance. Following the meal, the president, Mrs. Freddie Brewer, discussed the club’s project, Helping Neighbors Food Bank, and voted to continue the project for the 2011-12 year. The group’s fair and educati onal projects were discussed. A picnic was planned for the July meeting. Members voted to change meeting times to 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Carolyn Boling, who retired in May from

Westside School, was honored by the group. Mrs. Wilkins gave the devotional and presented the program, “Supplements: Just Because They are Natural Doesn’t Mean They are Safe.” Several members received birthday and anniversary gifts. Members brought canned and non-perishable food items to be donated to the Helping Neighbors Food Bank.

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The descendants of Eli Franklin Cole will have a reunion Sunday at the Cole Corner Clubhouse. A potluck luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. All relatives and friends are invited.

SOCIAL CALENDAR | Today 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. Caraway Masonic Lodge No. 733, 7:30 p.m., Caraway Lodge. COP Leadership Council, 10 a.m. to noon, Better Life Center, Southwest Church of Christ. Jonesboro Elks Lodge No. 498, 7:30 p.m., lodge. Nettleton Chapter 409, Order of Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Nettleton Masonic Hall. 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., 9:30 a.m., brain fitness, 10 a.m., chair exercise class, 10:30 a.m., Red Hat Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m., beanbag baseball, noon, women’s pool, 1 p.m., line dancing, 2 p.m., gentle yoga, 3 p.m., Zumba fitness, 4 p.m., “surprise night” and snacks, 5:30 p.m., St. Bernards Senior Life Center, 700 East Washington Ave. United Methodist Women of Cornerstone United Methodist, 6 p.m., “summer” social gathering, fellowship hall of the church Education Building. Fifty-Five Plus Club of Highland Drive Baptist, noon, church fellowship hall.

Friday, June 24 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., new member orientation, 10 a.m., chair exercise class, 10:30 a.m., Wii games, 11:30 a.m., monthly birthday party, 12:30 p.m., and basic painting with Tempera and F.I.T., 1 p.m., St. Bernards Senior Life Center, 700 East Washington Ave.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s NATO-trained military is ready to take responsibility for fighting Taliban insurgents and securing key parts of the country that will be the first to transition as the United States begins a troop drawdown in July, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. Many Afghans are eager to see an American departure nearly 10 years after U.S. forces invaded to oust al-Qaida’s Taliban hosts from power, and President Barack Obama is expected to announce plans later Wednesday to bring roughly 10,000 American troops home in less than a year. But the drawdown, before a full pullout by 2014, carries enormous risks for a U.S.-allied government still beset by attacks from Taliban and other insurgents. “There will be some

NATO Libya campaign encounters problems

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Possible cracks emerged in NATO’s Libya air campaign Wednesday as Italy expressed concern about the accidental killing of civilians and called for a suspension in hostilities to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid. However, Britain insisted the alliance was “holding strong.” Skepticism over the military campaign is growing as weeks of airstrikes have failed to unseat Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and outrage rises over allegations that airstrikes have caused civilian casualties. The air campaign continued Wednesday. At least two explosions shook Tripoli before noon as fighter jets soared overhead. It wasn’t immediately clear what had been hit or if there were casualties. Musadeq Sadeq | AP

An Afghan policeman points his gun toward a pedestrian at the scene of a suicide attack outside the office of Parwan battles; there will be suicide attacks and bomb attacks,” Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said of the coming transition period. “But we in the Afghan forces are prepared to replace the foreign forces and I’m confident the army has enough capacity and ability.” About 100,000 U.S. troops are in the country,

provincial governor in Chaharikar, Parwan province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.

three times as many as when Obama took office. In a prime-time address from the White House, Obama was expected to outline a phased withdrawal that will bring 5,000 troops home this summer and an additional 5,000 by winter or spring 2012, according to a senior U.S. defense official. As the U.S. drawdown nears, there’s more pres-

sure on the Afghan government to find a mediated peace with the Taliban to the nearly decade-long war. Speaking in Kabul on Wednesday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague stressed any talks with the Taliban must be an “Afghan-led process,” even as the United State has had contacts with Taliban emissaries as well.

Italian foreign minister calls for temporary peace

In Rome, the Italian foreign minister called for a suspension in fighting so aid corridors could be set up. “The humanitarian end of military operations is essential to allow for immediate aid,” including in areas around Tripoli and the rebel stronghold of Misrata, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said. Frattini also expressed concern over civilian casualties, referring to “dramatic errors” in the bombing campaign. “With regard to NATO, it is opportune to ask for more detailed information on results” in the attacks, he said in comments to a parliamentary commission. Italy is Libya’s former colonial ruler and maintains strong commercial ties to the country. Italy is participating in the NATO-led campaign by allowing use of its air bases to coalition partners and its own aircraft for missions.

Syria regime lashes out at EU over sanctions More officers in Pakistan BY ZEINA KARAM ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian regime, besieged by street protests at home and condemnation abroad, on Wednesday lashed out at European governments for threatening a new round of sanctions and accused the West of trying to sow chaos and conflict in the Arab nation. But Foreign Minister Walid Moallem also reiterated the president’s call for national dialogue and spoke of democracy over the horizon — a bold assertion after more than four decades of iron-fisted rule by the Assad family and months of bloody reprisals. It was the regime’s latest attempt to blunt three months of widespread demonstrations, a move-

ment that was inspired by pro-democracy upheavals elsewhere in the Mideast

‘Stop intervening in Syria’s affairs; do not stir chaos nor strife; the Syrian people ... are capable of making their own future away from you.’ Walid Moallem Syrian foreign minister and that has persisted despite the reported killing

of hundreds of protesters by security forces. A skeptical opposition rejected the overture while the Syrian military is occupying towns and shooting protesters. Seven were reported killed on Tuesday.

Attacking with sanctions An official said the European Union is planning to hit the Syrian regime with more sanctions, targeting seven more individuals and four companies in a bid to stop the crackdown against protests. That would bring to 34 the number of Syrian individuals and entities that are hit with an asset freeze and travel ban. The EU official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. The

27-member bloc also has an embargo on sales of arms and equipment that can be used to suppress demonstrations. Moallem said the suggestion “amounts to (an act) of war” and warned “we will forget that Europe is on the map.” “Stop intervening in Syria’s affairs; do not stir chaos nor strife; the Syrian people ... are capable of making their own future away from you,” he said. “Any external intervention is rejected.” The televised statements by the longtime trusted Assad aide also went beyond the vague promises of reform made Monday by President Bashar Assad and amounted to a rare official admission that Syria has ignored basic democratic principles.

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan army is questioning four more officers about suspected links with a banned extremist group that has called for the military to oust the country’s government, the army spokesman said Wednesday. A day earlier, the army said it detained a senior officer working at army headquarters, Brig. Ali Khan, for suspected links with the group, Hizb-ut-Tahrir. The four army majors who are being questioned have not been detained, said army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas. Western officials have long suspected some Pakistani military officials of having ties to Islamist militant groups, especially al-Qaida and the Taliban. Those fears spiked after American forces discovered and killed Osama bin Laden in an army town not far from Islamabad — although the United States has found no evidence senior Pakistani officials knew his location. The Pakistan military has repeatedly denied that it supports extremist groups, and investigations into suspected militant sympathizers are usually conducted in secret. The army’s decision to acknowledge it is investigating officers over links to Hizb-utTahrir could be an attempt to counter Western suspicions that it tolerates backers of militants within its ranks.


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Pakistan issues dozens of visas to CIA WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan has issued more than three dozen visas to CIA officers as part of confidence-building measures following the U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden and humiliated Pakistan, officials from both countries said Wednesday. U.S. officials confirmed the move, saying it was viewed as a positive sign after weeks of what the United States had perceived as foot-dragging by Pakistan. The U.S. officials added that not all the visas requested by the Americans have yet been handed out. United States and Pakistani officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. The visas are part of an agreement to rebuild counterterrorism efforts damaged by fallout from the secret bin Laden raid in Pakistan. The CIA officers would be part of an expanded joint counterterrorism force in Pakistan focused on hunting terrorism suspects.

Consumer rights in health-care disputes set WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said most Americans will soon have the right to appeal to a third party referee when their health insurer denies a claim for a medical service. The rules released Wednesday carry out provisions of President Barack Obama’s health care law. Insurers generally give customers a couple of chances to appeal internally, but access to outside review varies. Consumer groups said it’s a move in the right direction, just not far enough. For example, advocates wanted 24-hour turnaround in cases involving urgent care, and the rules allow up to 72 hours. The rules take effect in January, except for “grandfathered” plans. Only a small percentage of denials are ever challenged. A recent study of a sample of claims found insurers reversed their initial decisions half the time.

Keegan paying $200M to settle charges WASHINGTON (AP) — Investment firm Morgan Keegan & Co. is paying $200 million to settle civil fraud charges that it overstated the value of mortgage investments just as the housing market was collapsing in 2007 and lured buyers of its funds with false sales materials. Morgan Keegan’s parent company, Regions Financial Corp., also announced Wednesday that it hired investment bank Goldman Sachs & Co. to explore “potential strategic alternatives” for Morgan Keegan. The alternatives could include a sale of the firm or divisions of it. Federal and state regulators said the actions of Morgan Keegan, based in Memphis caused investors in five funds to lose an estimated $1.5 billion. Morgan Keegan failed to use “reasonable” procedures to calculate the value of securities in the funds backed by highrisk mortgages, the regulators said. The firm misrepresented the value of the funds and the risk involved to entice people to invest, they said.

Talks focus on gay marriage bill exceptions ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s three top political leaders said Wednesday they supported several additional religious exceptions to a gay marriage bill and were in critical negotiations over wording. Even if the exceptions are approved, however, the Republican conference, most of whose members oppose gay marriage, must send the bill to the Senate floor for a vote. The Democratic-led Assembly has already approved the bill but would need to approve any revised version that might come out of the Senate. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos and Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said that while there was no deal on the religious exceptions, talks were encouraging. “We are going back and forth on language,” Cuomo said late Wednesday. “But we have not hit any obstacles.” Negotiations were expected to continue into today.

Strong quake hits Japan; no tsunami TOKYO (AP) — A magnitude-6.7 earthquake rattled northeast Japan early today in the same area where a massive quake triggered a deadly tsunami in March, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the region after the quake, but canceled it about an hour later. The temblor struck the region of the Pacific where a magnitude-9.0 quake hit on March 11, triggering a huge tsunami. At least 23,000 people were killed or left missing in those disasters, which destroyed hundreds of homes, offices and factories in northeastern Japan. Today’s quake hit about 30 miles off the shore of Iwate prefecture at 6:51 a.m., the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Much of the coast in the area is still heavily damaged from March’s disasters.

Canada: Military unaware of torture TORONTO (AP) — Canada released declassified documents Wednesday that it said cleared military officials of charges that they ignored evidence that Taliban prisoners handed over to Afghanistan’s intelligence service were being tortured. The main opposition party, however, questioned the findings, saying it had no faith in an ad-hoc committee of Parliament members who reviewed the documents and refused to take part in the process. The release of some 4,000 previously classified documents comes about two years after a senior Canadian diplomat first alleged that government and military officials knew about the purported torture. The issue sparked a debate in Parliament and prompted the creation of a special multiparty committee to examine documents related to the treatment of Afghan detainees.

Al-Qaida suspects tunnel out of prison SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Nearly 60 suspected al-Qaida militants tunneled their way out of a Yemeni prison in the lawless south on Wednesday, deepening the chaos of a nation where protesters are trying to topple the autocratic regime. The escape from the Mukalla prison in Hadramout province is the latest sign that Islamic militants are seizing on the mayhem to operate more freely, something the United States fears will become an increasing international threat if the impoverished nation grows even more unstable. Hundreds of Islamic militants have also taken control of two southern towns in recent weeks. The jailbreak in the early hours of Wednesday harked back to one in February 2006, when 23 al-Qaida militants broke out of a detention facility in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital. They included Nasser al-Wahishi, who went on to become the leader of the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which Washington says is already the terror network’s most active branch.


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Today Craighead County Circuit Court criminal term, 9:30 a.m., Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Greene County Circuit Court criminal term, 9:30 a.m., Greene County Courthouse in Paragould. Friday Craighead County Circuit Court criminal term, 9:30 a.m., Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Greene County Circuit Court criminal term, 9:30 a.m., Greene County Courthouse in Paragould. Monday Craighead County Circuit Court criminal chambers day, 9:30 a.m., Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Poinsett County Circuit Court plea and arraignment day, 9:30 a.m., Poinsett County Detention Center in Harrisburg. Craighead County Quorum Court, 7 p.m., third floor courtroom in County Courthouse Annex. Paragould City Council, 7 p.m., Paragould City Hall. Lawrence Memorial HospitalLawrence Hall Nursing Center, hospital boardroom, 6:30 p.m. Sedgwick City Council, 6 p.m., Community Center. Jackson County School District, 7 p.m., administration building in Tuckerman. Blytheville School Board, 6 p.m., administration office boardroom, 405 West Park St. Gosnell School Board, 7:30 p.m., school administration building. Hillcrest School Board, 5:30 p.m., superintendent’s office, Strawberry campus. The Learning Center Board of Directors, noon, 2808 Fox Meadow Lane, Jonesboro.

Tuesday Greene County Circuit Court criminal chambers day, 9:30 a.m., Greene County Courthouse in Paragould. City Water and Light Board of Directors, 1:15 p.m., CWL headquarters, 400 East Monroe Ave. Cave City City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Highland City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Mississippi County Quorum Court, 7 p.m., Blytheville Courthouse. Wednesday City of Jonesboro Fire Station No. 4 ground-breaking ceremony, 9 a.m., 3909 Harrisburg Road. Thursday, June 30 Craighead County Circuit Court plea and arraignment day, 9:30 a.m., Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Greene County Circuit Court plea and arraignment day, 9:30 a.m., Greene County Courthouse in Paragould. Saturday, July 2 Fun for the Fourth, programs, swimming, pedal boating, music and games, 1-5 p.m., Crowley’s Ridge State Park, Paragould. 10th annual Strawberry Fireworks Display, entertainment 7 p.m., fireworks 10 p.m., Strawberry ball field. Monday, July 4 84th annual 4th of July Homecoming and Picnic, 9 a.m. parade; 8 p.m. Miss Piggott contest; 10 p.m. drawings and fireworks, Piggott. 67th annual Homecoming Picnic, 9 a.m. parade downtown, 10 p.m. fireworks, Wynn Park, Corning. Tuesday, July 5 Jonesboro City Council, 6:30 p.m., council chambers, 900 West Monroe. Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall. Valley View School Board, 6 p.m., administration building. Hardy City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 124 Woodland Hills Road. Brookland Planning Commission, 7 p.m., City Hall. Luxora City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Egypt City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Biggers City Council, 7 p.m., Community Building.

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Plastic sheeting hung over the apartment building like a shroud, stretching from the eaves to the ground. Across it, someone had spraypainted the word “pray” and drawn a line labeled “1969” — the level where floodwaters had risen the last time the Souris River climbed out of its banks in Minot. That line stood just 2 feet above the ground. But the water is expected to climb far higher in parts of this Air Force town over the coming days as the little-known waterway swells from rain and snowmelt. It could bring the region’s worst flooding in four decades. As many as 10,000 people raced to evacuate Wednesday as water began spilling over Minot’s levees. The river, which begins in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and flows for a short distance though North Dakota, was all but certain to inundate thousands of homes and businesses during the next week. A quarter of the city’s 41,000 residents had been facing a 6 p.m. evacuation order, but emergency sirens blared at 1 p.m., warning people that the deadline had been moved up by five full hours. Before making their escape, city crews sandbagged critical structures such as the water-treatment plant, city hall and school buildings. “I feel so bad for everybody,” said Robyn Whitlow, who lives outside the evacuation zone but was helping people load their belongings. She burst into tears when the siren went off.

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AROUND THE NATION | By The Associated Press Temperatures indicate Wednesday’s high and overnight low to 7 p.m. Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany, N.Y. 68 65 1.52 rn Albuquerque 94 62 clr Anchorage 59 45 cdy Asheville 87 67 .02 cdy Atlanta 90 70 .45 cdy Atlantic City 88 70 cdy Baltimore 91 70 .02 cdy Birmingham 87 68 .64 cdy Bismarck 68 57 .01 clr Boise 95 64 cdy Boston 71 67 .62 rn Buffalo 81 61 1.73 rn Burlington, Vt. 76 56 .13 rn Casper 81 44 cdy Charleston, S.C. 98 78 cdy Charleston, W.Va. 87 69 .10 rn Charlotte, N.C. 89 70 .54 cdy Cheyenne 79 42 cdy Chicago 72 67 .47 rn Cincinnati 80 68 cdy

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Today: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers, T’storms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5-10 mph. Tonight: Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. The high in Jonesboro on Wednesday was 93 degrees,

The deluge along the Souris was expected to easily exceed a 1969 flood, possibly reaching 13.5 feet above flood stage by Monday. The river is expected to top the historical record set in 1881 by more than 5 feet. Nearby, Steve and Michelle Benjamin were hard at work hauling an entertainment center, desk chairs and bicycles over an emergency levee to a trailered pickup truck. It was the last of nearly a dozen loads. Michelle Benjamin, 46, stood on the deck along the river, watching water trickle over the dike. “Oh my God,” she said as she fought back tears. “It’s not easy starting over at this age.” The couple, who have lived in a landscaped 5-bedroom modular home for 16 years, had moved their belongings out of the river’s path twice in less than a month. Some 10,000 residents evacuated before the river hit 5 feet above flood stage. They were allowed to return but were warned to be ready to leave again quickly. The repeated moves were particularly taxing for Steve Benjamin, 51, who broke his back in 1984 and has had several surgeries, evidenced by a 20-inch scar spanning much of his bare back. The last item waiting to be loaded — other than their dogs Buster and Bear — was a water bed. Benjamin said the couple was likely heading to his son’s house, which was in Minot but on higher ground outside the evacuation zone. “I don’t think the reality will set in until tomorrow, when we see the water in the house,” he said.

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HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY | BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2011. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On June 23, 1961, the Antarctic Treaty, intended to ensure that the continent would be used only for peaceful purposes, came into force. On this date: In 1860, a congressional resolution authorized creation of the United States Government Printing Office, which opened the following year. In 1931, aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on a round-the-world flight that lasted eight days and 15 hours. In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Authority was established. In 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the TaftHartley Act, designed to limit the power of organized labor. In 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt. In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin held the first of two meetings at Glassboro State College in New Jersey. In 1969, Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States by the man he was

succeeding, Earl Warren. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation sparked Nixon’s resignation in 1974.) In 1985, all 329 people aboard an Air India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland because of a bomb believed to have been planted by Sikh separatists. In 2005, a divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Kelo v. City of New London, ruled that governments may seize property for private development projects. Ten years ago: Pope John Paul II arrived in Ukraine, seeking to reconcile divisions between Catholics and the Orthodox Church. Peru’s fugitive ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos, wanted on human rights and corruption charges, was captured in Venezuela. (Mon-

tesinos is serving a 25year prison sentence.) A powerful offshore earthquake shook southern Peru, killing at least 71 people. Yvonne Dionne, one of three remaining Dionne quintuplets, died at age 67. Five years ago: Vice President Dick Cheney denounced the revelation of an anti-terrorism program that tapped into an immense international database of confidential financial records. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced he was leaving the Bush administration. Television producer Aaron Spelling died in Los Angeles at age 83. One year ago: Following Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s criticism of the Obama administration in a Rolling Stone magazine profile, President Barack Obama named Gen. David Petraeus to replace the Afghanistan commander. Gary Faulkner, who was detained by authorities in northern Pakistan during a personal quest to track down Osama bin Laden, was released.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE FOR WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO SEE

MUSIC

Got an event to be listed on Thursday’s Gettin’ Out page? Send information and color images to kb@jonesborosun.com or mail to “Gettin’ Out,” c/o newsroom, P.O. Box 1249, Jonesboro 72403. Deadline to submit items is noon Tuesday. For more information call (870) 935-5525, Ext. 206.

PAUL RICHARDSON will perform today at The Spot at Piero’s, 320 South Main St., Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m. THE JAZZ ALLIANCE will perform today at Bella’z, 5435 East Nettleton Ave., Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m.

“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-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

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.

THE OVERLAND BAND will perform today at the Swifton Community Center. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

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TICKETS FOR JOURNEY go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Journey, along with special guests Foreigner and Night Ranger, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at FedEx Forum in Downtown Memphis. Tickets are $64.12 and $85.27 and available online at www .tickmaster.com.

THE YOUNG COUNTRY BAND will perform Friday at the Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center, 1210 South Church St., Jonesboro. There will be a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., with music to follow at 7 p.m. Admission is $4. This is a 50+ event.

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

DON HOWARD will perform Friday at The Spot at Piero’s, 320 South Main St., Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m.

THE FROG JUMP QUARTET 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.

JASON BOLAND AND THE STRAGGLERS will perform Friday at The Brickhouse, 218 South Main St., Jonesboro. Call the venue for show time.

JORDAN LACY, GARY CHIPMAN AND HANNAH HESTER 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 SOD BUSTERS will perform Saturday at The Spot at Piero’s, 320 South Main St., Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m.

TERRY BEATY will be among those performing Saturday at the Plantation Park Music Theater on Hasbrook Road in Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and free for children ages 12 and younger.

DRIVEN will perform Saturday at Sidelines in Trumann. Show time is 9 p.m. Admission is $5. This is a 21+ show.

STONE COUNTY CONNECTION will perform Monday at The Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson St., Paragould. Part of KASU’s Bluegrass Monday concert series, show time is 7 p.m.

THE CROWLEY’S RIDGE BAND 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.

STARROY will perform Tuesday on the lawn of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 West Oak Ave. Part of the library’s summer concert series, show time is 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

WHAT-A-BAND will perform Tuesday at the Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center, 1210 South Church St., Jonesboro. Show time is 7 p.m. Admission is $4. This is a 50+ event.

JOE SUNDELL will perform Wednesday at The Brickhouse, 218 South Main St., Jonesboro. Call the venue for show time.

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The Arkansas State University Children’s Summer Theatre production of “Rumpelstiltskin” will continue through Friday at the Fowler Center.

tion featuring rare Elvis photographs, will continue through Aug. 21 at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 62 and older and college students with valid ID, $3 for ages 6-17 and free for ages 5 and younger.

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The Foundation of Arts will present “Oklahoma!” Saturday-Tuesday at The Forum.

ON STAGE “RUMPELSTILTSKIN” will continue through Friday at the Arkansas State University Fowler Center. Presented by the ASU Summer Children’s Theatre, show times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today and 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the ASU Central Box Office, located inside the ASU Convocation Center, by calling 972-2781 or online at tickets .astate.edu.

will be presented Saturday at the Valley View Fine Arts Center. Presented by the Imperial Dinner Theatre, the show is a fund-raiser to rebuild the Imperial in Pocahontas after the floods in April. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. For more information visit the Web site at www.imperialdinner theatre.com.

boro. The show will continue through Saturday. Hours are 6-10 p.m. “ART FOR KADEN” will be on display through June 30 at The Jonesboro Sun Gallery, 518 Carson St. The exhibits feature the works of students at the Jonesboro School of Art. Gallery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

in Jonesboro. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. THE “WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER LEGACY ART EXHIBITION” will continue through July 3 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. The exhibition features the works of 30 Arkansas artists including Les Christensen, Evan Lindquist and John Salvest, all of Jonesboro. The exhibition can be viewed by appointment. To schedule an appointment call (501) 727-5435.

“(EXTRA)ORDINARY: THE STORY OF DOCUMENTARY “OKLAHOMA!” will PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE open Saturday at AMERICAN SOUTH” will The Forum, 115 East continue through Monroe Ave., JonesJuly 17 at the Memphis boro. Presented by Brooks Museum of Art, the Foundation of 1934 Poplar Ave. The Arts, show times are exhibit will feature the 7 p.m. Saturday and works of such photogMonday-Tuesday raphers as Dorothea and 2 p.m. Sunday. Lange and Russell Lee, Tickets are $15 for who were hired by the adults, $13 for seFarm Security Adminisnior citizens, $10 for tration to traverse the ASU students and South and capture imteen-agers and $6 ages that wove a visual for children. Tickets narrative of socioecoare available at The nomic and cultural life Forum Box Office, during the Depression. by calling 935-2781 Museum hours are 10 or online at www a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednes.foajonesboro.org. day and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 “IMPROV AT THE RITZ” Journey will perform Sept. 14 at FedEx Forum in Downtown Memphis. a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday is set Saturday at Tickets for the concert, which will also feature Foreigner and Night Rang- and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Ritz Civic Center, er, go on sale Friday. Sunday. Admission is $7 306 West Main St., for adults, $6 for senior Blytheville. PresentTHE WORKS OF TERESA HARDIN citizens 65 and older, $3 for ed by the Act2! Community will be on display through students with ID and youth Theater Group, show time June 30 at the Craighead ages 7-17 and free for chilis 7 p.m. Performing will be County Jonesboro Public Lidren 6 and younger. WednesKen Jackson, Sarah Jackson, brary, 315 West Oak Ave. day is pay-what-you-can day. Carol Walls, Billy Bell, Tim AN EXHIBITION marking the Stone and Hannah Thomp“NANOTECHNOLOGY: WHAT’S “ELVIS AT 21,” a new Smith50th anniversary of Piero son. Tickets are $5 and availTHE BIG DEAL?” will continue sonian traveling exhibiTrimarchi’s first art show able at the door. through July 3 at the Arkanwill begin today at 318 sas State University Museum South Main St., the former “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING Epiphany’s building in JonesTECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT”

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STORY TIMES will be offered in the children’s library of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 West Oak Ave. Story times will continue through July 22. Family story times will be at 7 p.m. Mondays and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Peewee story times (for ages 2-3) will be at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:45 p.m. Fridays. Pre-K story times will be at 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lapsit story times (for ages newborn to 24 months and caregivers) will be at 10 a.m. Thursdays. For more information contact the children’s library at 935-5133, Ext. 1120. ZINSE AGGINIE will perform Wednesday as part of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library’s summer offsite programming. Performances will be at 10 a.m. at Parker Park Community Center, 1522 North Church St., and at 2 p.m. in the former Steve and Barry’s store at The Mall at Turtle Creek, 3000 East Highland Drive. Admission is free. THE FORREST L. WOOD CROWLEY’S RIDGE NATURE CENTER, 600 East Lawson Road, Jonesboro, will host a variety of activities for summer. The schedule includes a creature feature at 2 p.m. Tuesdays; the NERF archery shoot or casting games from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays; nature crafts or nature bingo from 2-3 p.m. Thursdays; and “Fun Friday Flick” at 1 p.m., which will feature fun, new movies about some of nature’s most interesting wildlife. Admission is free.

OUTDOORS CRUISES OF LAKE CHARLES will be Friday and Saturday at Lake Charles State Park near Powhatan. The cruises will begin at 4 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information contact the park at 878-6595. A KAYAK TOUR OF LAKE CHARLES is planned Sunday at Lake Charles State Park near Powhatan. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger when riding tandem with an adult. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information contact the park at 878-6595.

ETC. A DOUBLE PIE-MAGAZINE BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP is set Saturday at Powhatan Historic State Park near Pocahontas. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $25 and all supplies will be provided. Space is limited. To register or for more information call 878-6765 or e-mail powhatan@ arkansas.com. “ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI” will open Saturday at the Crew Training International IMAX Theater at the Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave., Memphis. It will continue through March 2012. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7.25 for senior citizens and $6.25 for children. For show times or more information call (901) 636-2362. THE JONESBORO GHOST TOUR will continue on Mondays through July 25 in front of The Forum, 115 East Monroe Ave. Tours will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 2435156.


THURSDAY JUNE 23, 2011

Sports Editor Kevin Turbeville (870) 935-5525 THE JONESBORO SUN

SPORTS

ROAD SWEEP: Fat City wins both games of doubleheader at Paragould. B3 WIMBLEDON: Venus Williams among winners. B2 RICEMEN ROLL: Jonesboro wins Omaha opener. B3 B1

Madden lifts East by West BY ALEX ABRAMS ARKANSAS NEWS BUREAU

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Drake Merritt watches his shot from the No. 9 tee box during the first round of the Joe Boone Memorial Junior Golf Tournament at the Jonesboro Country Club on Wednesday.

Merritt takes lead with 70 BY MATTHEW V. ROBERSON SUN STAFF WRITER

JONESBORO — Matthew Loiacano has a little ground to make up at the Joe Boone Memorial. Loiacano, the defending champion, shot an even-par 71 but is one stroke back of leader Drake Merritt after the first round of the Joe Boone Memorial Junior Golf Tournament on Wednesday at the Jonesboro Country Club. Loiacano entered the 2-day tournament hoping to become the first repeat champion in more than a decade. But a leaderboard that includes five players within five strokes of one another means nothing is decided with 18 holes to play. “I played OK today, but there was a couple of holes where I got in trouble with my drive and it cost me,” Loiacano said. “The next shot left for me to get up and down was a tough one, and it cost me. I wasn’t as straight as I would be normally off the tee. I wasn’t in the fairways as much as I’d like to be, but there’s tomorrow to make up for that.” Loiacono’s even-par round is the same score he shot to lead after the first round of the 2010 tournament. But this time, Merritt and Preston

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Matt Loiacano putts on hole No. 13 during the first round of the Joe Boone Memorial Junior Golf Tournament at the Jonesboro Country Club on Wednesday. Harmon of Franklin promise to put pressure on the defending champion in today’s final round. Merritt made seven birdies on the day and was at 3 under par going into the final three holes.

Bogeys on hole Nos. 16 and 17 dropped him back to 1 under but still with the lead overall. Merritt said his putter helped him turn in one of his best rounds of golf. “I really putted well today,” Merritt said. “I was making anything from 7-footers on out. The birdie putts were going in for me. As far as scoring-wise, and making birdies, this is probably the best I’ve played here, or at least really good. I did have some bogeys where I didn’t get up and down, so I could have played even better.” Loiacano was a little more consistent than Merritt. Both endured roller-coaster rounds filled with birdies and bogeys, and not at as many pars as they’d prefer. Loiacano was 2 under after five holes but bogeys at Nos. 6 and 8 dropped him back to even par. He hit a nice approach shot on No. 9, then dropped in a 10-foot birdie putt to make the turn at 1-under 35. The back nine was a little tougher on Loiacano as he battled several times to save par. His drive on the par-3 No. 12 landed between sand traps to the left, but PLEASE SEE MERRITT, B3

FAYETTEVILLE — The East All-Stars had the size, hype, and most importantly, big-time college prospects. With Rashad “Ky” Madden on the perimeter and Hunter Mickelson in the paint, the East looked more like a loaded AAU team than a collection of recent high school graduates playing their final prep game. But the West didn’t accept its role as the heavy underdogs in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association boys’ basketball All-Star game. Despite being undersized and not as heralded, the West battled back and forth Wednesday night before Madden’s offense and Mickelson’s defense helped the East pull out a 77-70 victory in Bud Walton Arena. “You know coming in there was kind of some thoughts on who was going to end up winning and who was going to score what,” said Mickelson, the 6-foot-11 Arkansas signee out of Westside. “It ended up (that) both teams had great defense, and no one really thought about that.” Mickelson blocked seven shots to make up for a scoreless performance, and Madden was named the East’s Most Outstanding Player after finishing with a game-high 16 points and 13 rebounds. But the West didn’t go down easily, hustling after loose balls and using an 18-1 run to take a 10-point lead in the first half. But the East — made up of a handful of NCAA Division I signees — pulled away down the stretch behind Madden’s 5-for-10 shooting. “I had an all right night. It wasn’t the best,” said Madden, who joins Mick-

All-Star GAMES | In Fayetteville Wednesday’s games Girls’ basketball — West 75, East 49 Boys’ basketball — East 77, West 70 Today’s game Football, 7 p.m. at Reynolds Razorback Stadium

elson as a part of Arkansas’ highly touted recruiting class. “It was an all right game.” The East appeared to be on pace for a lopsided victory after Madden scored five of the game’s first seven points to give his team a quick 10-2 lead. Even after a brief rally by the West, Rivercrest’s Demoine Brown and Blytheville’s Jimmy Aldridge drained back-to-back 3pointers to give the East a 26-19 lead with 1:14 left in the second quarter. But Dexter Porchia of Stephens made a pair of layups in the final minute of the second quarter, sparking an 18-1 run by the West that turned its 7-point deficit into a 37-27 lead with 2:16 left in the third quarter. Porchia finished with 13 points, and Fort Smith Southside’s Cameron Adams had 10 points and 10 rebounds. But the duo couldn’t match the tandem of Madden and Mickelson in the final minutes. “I didn’t have a great offensive night, but Ky did, and I had a better defensive night,” said Mickelson, who shot 0-for-5 and grabbed seven rebounds. “So we’re going to complement each other on every part of the game.” Brown finished with six points, and Aldridge had five. Jonesboro’s Ayo Ojo, a late roster addition, scored four points, and Manila’s Kam Ashabranner had three for the East.

Cavs may take Irving at No. 1 BY BRIAN MAHONEY AP BASKETBALL WRITER

NEW YORK (AP) — Just in case the Cleveland Cavaliers need it, here’s some advice for what to do with those two high picks. Take Kyrie Irving first, grab Turkish big man Enes Kanter fourth, and start enjoying the postseason success you used to have when LeBron James was around. “If I play with Kyrie, I believe we can make playoffs,” Kanter said Wednesday. “I know we can make playoffs.” Or instead, pass on Irving and go with Arizona’s Derrick Williams, who can play inside or out, either forward spot, and would bring the mixture of power

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Duke guard Kyrie Irving (1) reacts to a 3point shot he made against Hampton in the NCAA tournament in March in Charlotte, N.C.

ON DECK | Youth golf Joe Boone Memorial, Jonesboro C.C., concludes today

Pro baseball Memphis at Iowa, third of series, 7:05 p.m. today

and athleticism back to your frontcourt that was lost when James left. “I feel like I am the most overall ready in this spot by my size and ready to make an impact,” Williams said. Even in what’s considered a less-thanstellar NBA draft, the Cavaliers have plenty of options tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., when they become the first team since the 1983 Houston Rockets with two picks in the top four. They’re expected to start with Irving, considered the favorite since the Cavaliers won the lottery last month. Though the Duke point guard played just 11 games during his freshman season because of a toe injury on his right foot, the numbers he put in his limited time seem too good to pass up. “It definitely feels good, you know, knowing that I’m still projected to go No. 1,” Irving said. “We’ll see how it goes tomorrow, but it’s an honor to be at the No. 1 spot right now.” The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 17.5 points while shooting 53 percent from the floor, 46 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the foul line. He returned from his injury in time to play in the NCAA tournament — where his Blue Devils were overwhelmed by Williams in Arizona’s round of 16 victory — and he said that proves there should be no question about his health. “Playing in the NCAA tournament was the deciding factor for me,” Irving said. “If I didn’t play in the NCAA tournament, I would have been back at Duke for my sophomore season. I just wanted to kind of limit all the questions on my health and durability.” The Cavaliers also pick fourth — the No. 1 pick was acquired from the Los AnPLEASE SEE CAVS, B3

Pro baseball Memphis at Iowa, last of series, 7:05 p.m. Friday

Youth baseball USSSA 14-year-old AA state tourney, JMC Park, Friday-Sunday

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee throws during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday in St. Louis.

Phillies’ Lee halts Cardinals ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cliff Lee threw a 6-hitter for his second straight shutout, and the Philadelphia Phillies got homers from Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard in the fourth inning of a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. The Cardinals have totaled two runs on 11 hits in their first two games without injured Albert Pujols, expected to miss six weeks with a fractured left wrist. It didn’t help that they’ve faced two of the game’s best, with Roy Halladay giving up four hits in six innings on Tuesday. Kyle Lohse (7-4) worked eight innings to match his season best, allowing three runs on seven hits with no walks or strikeouts. He struggled only in the fourth when Rollins led off with his seventh homer and Howard hit a 2-

run shot and his 16th overall with one out following a single by Chase Utley. Utley added an eighth-inning sacrifice fly for the NL East-leading Phillies, who’ve won 10 of 12 and will go for a 3-game sweep tonight with Roy Oswalt facing Chris Carpenter. Howard, who is from suburban St. Louis, also singled and is a career .374 hitter with nine homers and 34 RBIs in 25 games at Busch Stadium. Both are highs for visiting players at the 6-yearold ballpark, and the homer broke a tie with Adam Dunn and Prince Fielder. Lee (8-5) has won all four of his starts this month, allowing only one run in 33 innings while lowering his ERA from 3.94 to 2.87. The 2008 AL Cy Young winner followed a 2-hitter over Florida earlier with his eighth career shutout and has a 23-inning scoreless streak.

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By The Associated Press All times CDT NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 47 28 .627 — 1 Atlanta 43 33 .566 4 ⁄2 Washington 37 37 .500 91⁄2 New York 36 38 .486 101⁄2 Florida 33 42 .440 14 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 41 35 .539 — 1 St. Louis 40 35 .533 ⁄2 Cincinnati 39 37 .513 2 Pittsburgh 37 37 .500 3 Chicago 30 44 .405 10 Houston 28 48 .368 13 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 41 34 .547 — San Francisco 39 34 .534 1 1 Colorado 37 37 .500 3 ⁄2 Los Angeles 34 42 .447 71⁄2 San Diego 32 44 .421 91⁄2 AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 44 30 .595 — 1 ⁄2 New York 43 30 .589 Tampa Bay 41 34 .547 31⁄2 Toronto 36 39 .480 81⁄2 Baltimore 33 39 .458 10 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 40 33 .548 — Detroit 40 35 .533 1 1 Chicago 37 39 .487 4 ⁄2 Minnesota 32 39 .451 7 Kansas City 31 43 .419 91⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 40 36 .526 — Seattle 37 37 .500 2 Los Angeles 37 39 .487 3 1 Oakland 34 41 .453 5 ⁄2 Tuesday’s late games L.A. Dodgers 6, Detroit 1 Minnesota 9, San Francisco 2 Wednesday’s games Pittsburgh 5, Baltimore 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Cincinnati 2, 1st game Atlanta 5, Toronto 1 San Diego 5, Boston 1, 8 innings Tampa Bay 6, Milwaukee 3 Detroit 7, L.A. Dodgers 5 Cleveland 4, Colorado 3 Washington 2, Seattle 1 L.A. Angels 6, Florida 5, 10 innings Cincinnati 10, N.Y. Yankees 2, 2nd game N.Y. Mets 3, Oakland 2, 13 innings Houston 5, Texas 3 Arizona 3, Kansas City 2 Chicago White Sox 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 0 Minnesota at San Francisco, (n) Today’s games Seattle (Pineda 7-4) at Washington (Marquis 7-2), 12:05 p.m. Oakland (Godfrey 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Capuano 5-7), 12:10 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 4-6) at San Francisco (Lincecum 5-6), 2:45 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 8-5) at Kansas City (F.Paulino 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Oswalt 4-5) at St. Louis (C.Carpenter 1-7), 7:15 p.m. Friday’s games Arizona at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Oakland at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Seattle at Florida, 9:10 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

Major League linescores

By The Associated Press New York 002 002 000 — 4 6 3 Cincinnati 000 020 000 — 2 4 0 F.Garcia, Robertson (8), Ma.Rivera (9) and Cervelli; Leake, Arredondo (7), Bray (8), LeCure (9) and Hanigan. W—F.Garcia 6-6. L—Leake 6-4. Sv—Ma.Rivera (19). HRs—New York, Posada (7). ——— New York 010 000 010 — 2 4 0 Cincinnati 110 020 33x —10 14 1 B.Gordon, Logan (6), Wade (6), Noesi (7), Ayala (8) and Martin; Cueto, Bray (8), Masset (8) and R.Hernandez. W—Cueto 5-2. L—B.Gordon 0-1. HRs—New York, Swisher (8). Cincinnati, Heisey 3 (8), J.Gomes (9). ——— Baltimore 002 200 000 — 4 10 1 Pittsburgh 200 120 00x — 5 8 1 Britton, Ji.Johnson (7), Uehara (8) and Wieters; Correia, Moskos (7), Resop (7), Veras (7), Hanrahan (9) and McKenry. W—Correia 9-6. L— Britton 6-5. Sv—Hanrahan (20). ——— Toronto 001 000 000 — 1 6 0 Atlanta 022 000 10x — 5 7 0 Jo-.Reyes, Camp (6), Rauch (7), L.Perez (8) and Arencibia; Beachy, Linebrink (7), Venters (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann. W—Beachy 2-1. L—Jo-.Reyes 3-6. HRs—Toronto, Bautista (22). Atlanta, Uggla (10), McCann (13), Conrad (3) ——— Tampa Bay 020 001 300 — 6 7 0 Milwaukee 200 000 001 — 3 8 0 Price, Farnsworth (9) and Shoppach; Marcum, Estrada (4), Dillard (7), Mitre (9) and Lucroy. W—Price 86. L—Estrada 1-5. HRs—Tampa Bay, Shoppach (4), E.Johnson (3). ——— San Diego 100 400 00 — 5 7 0 Boston 000 010 00 — 1 10 2 Richard, Frieri (6), M.Adams (8) and Hundley; Lackey, Bowden (4), Albers (6), Wheeler (8) and Varitek. W—Richard 3-9. L—Lackey 5-6. HRs—San Diego, Venable (1). ——— Colorado 000 010 200 — 3 6 0 Cleveland 002 002 00x — 4 6 0 Hammel, Brothers (7), Belisle (8) and Pagnozzi; Tomlin, Pestano (7), Sipp (8), C.Perez (9) and C.Santana, Marson. W—Tomlin 9-4. L—Hammel 4-7. Sv—C.Perez (18). HRs—Colorado, Wigginton 2 (9). Cleveland, Hafner (7). ——— Detroit 122 010 010 — 7 10 0

Los Angeles200 120 000 — 5 13 0 Porcello, Furbush (5), Alburquerque (5), Benoit (8), Valverde (9) and V.Martinez; Lilly, MacDougal (5), Jansen (6), Guerrier (7), Hawksworth (8), Guerra (9) and Navarro. W—Alburquerque 4-1. L—Lilly 5-7. Sv—Valverde (17). HRs—Detroit, C.Wells (3), Ordonez (2), Mi.Cabrera (15), Kelly (2). ——— Seattle 000 100 000 — 1 6 2 Washington100 100 00x — 2 5 2 Bedard, Laffey (7), Ray (8) and Olivo; Lannan, H.Rodriguez (6), S.Burnett (7), Clippard (8), Storen (9) and W.Ramos. W—Lannan 5-5. L—Bedard 4-5. Sv—Storen (18). ——— L.A. 004 000 010 1 — 6 11 0 Florida 100 200 110 0 — 5 12 0 Pineiro, Takahashi (7), T.Bell (7), S.Downs (7), Walden (8), Kohn (10) and Conger, Mathis; Sanches, M.Dunn (3), Cishek (5), Mujica (8), L.Nunez (9), Badenhop (10), Choate (10) and J.Buck. W—Walden 1-1. L—Badenhop 1-1. Sv—Kohn (1). HRs—Los Angeles, M.Izturis (4), Abreu (3). ——— Houston 000 000 014 — 5 9 0 Texas 100 010 010 — 3 7 1 Myers, W.Lopez (7), Melancon (8) and Corporan, Towles; C.Lewis, Bush (8), Feliz (9), D.Oliver (9) and Torrealba. W—Melancon 5-1. L—Feliz 0-1. HRs—Houston, M.Downs (5). Texas, N.Cruz (17). ——— Chicago (N)000 012 000 — 3 10 2 Chicago (A)000 310 00x — 4 8 0 D.Davis, C.Carpenter (6), Samardzija (7), Marshall (8) and K.Hill; Peavy, Sale (6), Crain (8), Thornton (8), S.Santos (9) and Pierzynski. W—Peavy 3-1. L—D.Davis 1-6. Sv— S.Santos (14). HRs—Chicago (N), C.Pena (14). ——— Arizona 000 030 000 — 3 5 0 Kansas City 001 000 100 — 2 11 1 I . K e n n e d y, Owings (7), Da.Hernandez (8), Putz (9) and Montero; Francis, Crow (8) and B.Pena. W—I.Kennedy 8-2. L—Francis 3-8. Sv—Putz (19). ——— Oakland 000010001000 0— 2 8 1 New York 010000010000 1— 311 2 G.Gonzalez, Devine (8), Breslow (9), Fuentes (10), Wuertz (11), Ziegler (12) and K.Suzuki; Dickey, Fr.Rodriguez (9), Isringhausen (10), Byrdak (11), Beato (11), Parnell (13) and R.Paulino. W—Parnell 2-1. L— Ziegler 2-1. HRs—Oakland, K.Suzuki (5).

Wednesday’s Cards box PHILLIES 4, CARDINALS 0 Philadelphia St. Louis ab r h bi ab r h bi Rollins ss 4 1 2 1 Theriot ss 3 0 1 0 Victorn cf 4 1 1 0 Jay cf 4 0 0 0 Utley 2b 3 1 1 1 Hollidy lf 4 0 0 0 Howard 1b 4 1 2 2 Brkmn 1b 4 0 2 0 Polanc 3b 3 0 1 0 YMolin c 4 0 1 0 BFrncs lf 3 0 0 0 ABrwn rf 3 0 0 0 DBrwn rf 3 0 0 0 Descals 3b 2 0 0 0 Ruiz c 3 0 1 0 T.Cruz ph-3b1 0 0 0 Cl.Lee p 3 0 0 0 Lohse p 2 0 1 0 MHmlt ph 1 0 0 0 MBggs p 0 0 0 0 Kozma 2b 3 0 1 0 Totals 30 4 8 4 Totals 31 0 6 0 Philadelphia 000 300 001 — 4 St. Louis 000 000 000 — 0 DP—Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 4. LOB—Philadelphia 0, St. Louis 5. 2B—Berkman (11), Lohse (1). 3B—Victorino (8). HR—Rollins (7), Howard (16). SF—Utley. IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia Cl.Lee W,8-5 9 6 0 0 1 3 St. Louis Lohse L,7-4 8 7 3 3 0 0 M.Boggs 1 1 1 1 0 1 Umpires—Home, Marty Foster; First, Bill Welke; Second, Jeff Nelson; Third, Mike Estabrook. T—2:17. A—36,520 (43,975).

College World Series By The Associated Press At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. All times CDT Double elimination x-if necessary Wednesday Vanderbilt 5, North Carolina 1, North Carolina eliminated Today Game 10 — California (38-22) vs. Virginia (55-11), 6 p.m. Friday Game 11 — Florida (52-17) vs. Vanderbilt (54-11), 1 p.m. Game 12 — South Carolina (5214) vs. Game 10 winner, 6 p.m. Saturday x-Game 13 — Florida vs. Game 9 winner, 1 p.m. x-Game 14 — South Carolina vs. Game 10 winner, 6 p.m. Championship Series Best-of-3 Monday Game 1, 7 p.m. Tuesday Game 2, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 29 Game 3, 7 p.m.

Local results Tuesday’s local baseball Joe Mack Campbell Park 6-year-old league Jaycees Red Wolves 11, Jaycees Tar Heels 9 Jaycees Hurricanes 12, Jaycees Bulldogs 3 Jaycees Tigers 1, Jaycees Jayhawks 0 Junior Babe Ruth Southern Eye Associates Blue Claws 11, Kiwanis Club Mudcats 10 Fraternal Order of Police Yellowjackets 12, H 10-0 Vitamin Water Scrappers 11 Senior Babe Ruth Walnut Ridge Bobcats 7-4, Marmaduke Greyhounds 5-2 Marked Tree Indians 7-0, BIC Mustangs 3-1 Wednesday’s local baseball Senior Babe Ruth EPC Warriors 16-11, Nestles Hot Rods 4-5 Line Drive River Bandits 10-7, Walnut Ridge Bobcats 5-2

BASKETBALL | NBA draft order By The Associated Press Tonight at The Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. First round 1. Cleveland (from L.A. Clippers) 2. Minnesota 3. Utah (from New Jersey) 4. Cleveland 5. Toronto

6. Washington 7. Sacramento 8. Detroit 9. Charlotte 10. Milwaukee 11. Golden State 12. Utah 13. Phoenix 14. Houston 15. Indiana 16. Philadelphia 17. New York 18. Washington (from Atlanta) 19. Charlotte (from New Orleans via Portland) 20. Minnesota (from Memphis via Utah) 21. Portland 22. Denver 23. Houston (from Orlando via Phoenix) 24. Oklahoma City 25. Boston 26. Dallas 27. New Jersey (from L.A. Lakers) 28. Chicago (from Miami via Toronto) 29. San Antonio 30. Chicago Second round 31. Miami (from Minnesota) 32. Cleveland 33. Detroit (from Toronto) 34. Washington 35. Sacramento 36. New Jersey 37. L.A. Clippers (from Detroit) 38. Houston (from L.A. Clippers) 39. Charlotte 40. Milwaukee 41. L.A. Lakers (from Golden State via New Jersey) 42. Indiana 43. Chicago (from Utah) 44. Golden State (from Phoenix via Chicago) 45. New Orleans (from Philadelphia) 46. L.A. Lakers (from New York) 47. L.A. Clippers (from Houston) 48. Atlanta 49. Memphis 50. Philadelphia (from New Orleans) 51. y-Portland 52. z-Denver 53. Orlando 54. Cleveland (from Oklahoma City via Miami) 55. Boston 56. L.A. Lakers 57. Dallas 58. L.A. Lakers (from Miami) 59. San Antonio 60. Sacramento (from Chicago via Milwaukee) ——— y-May be conveyed to Detroit via Denver. z-May be conveyed to Portland or to Detroit.

NBA draft No. 1 picks By The Associated Press 2010—John Wall, G, Washington, Kentucky 2009—Blake Griffin, F, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma 2008—Derrick Rose, G, Chicago, Memphis 2007—Greg Oden, C, Portland, Ohio State 2006—Andrea Bargnani, F, Toronto, Benetton Treviso (Italy) 2005—Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, C, Utah 2004—Dwight Howard, Orlando, F, Southwest Atlantic Christian Academy (Atlanta) 2003—LeBron James, Cleveland, G, St. Vincent-St. Mary HS 2002—Yao Ming, Houston, C, China 2001—Kwame Brown, Washington, F-C, Glynn Academy HS 2000—Kenyon Martin, New Jersey, F, Cincinnati 1999—Elton Brand, Chicago, F, Duke 1998—Michael Olowokandi, Los Angeles Clippers, C, Pacific 1997—Tim Duncan, San Antonio, C, Wake Forest 1996—Allen Iverson, Philadelphia, G, Georgetown 1995—Joe Smith, Golden State, C, Maryland 1994—Glenn Robinson, Milwaukee, F, Purdue 1993—Chris Webber, Orlando, F, Michigan 1992—Shaquille O’Neal, Orlando, C, Louisiana State 1991—Larry Johnson, Charlotte, F, UNLV 1990—Derrick Coleman, New Jersey, F, Syracuse 1989—Pervis Ellison, Sacramento, C, Louisville 1988—Danny Manning, Los Angeles Clippers, F, Kansas 1987—David Robinson, San Antonio, C, Navy 1986—Brad Daugherty, Cleveland, C, North Carolina 1985—Patrick Ewing, New York, C, Georgetown 1984—Akeem Olajuwon, Houston, C, Houston 1983—Ralph Sampson, Houston, C, Virginia 1982—James Worthy, Los Angeles Lakers, F, North Carolina 1981—Mark Aguirre, Dallas, F, DePaul 1980—Joe Barry Carroll, Golden State, C, Purdue 1979—Earvin Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, G, Michigan St. 1978—Mychal Thompson, Portland, C, Minnesota 1977—Kent Benson, Milwaukee, C, Indiana 1976—John Lucas, Houston, G, Maryland 1975—David Thompson, Atlanta, G, North Carolina St. 1974—Bill Walton, Portland, C, UCLA 1973—Doug Collins, Philadelphia, G, Illinois St. 1972—LaRue Martin, Portland, C, Loyola-Chicago 1971—Austin Carr, Cleveland, G, Notre Dame 1970—Bob Lanier, Detroit, C, St. Bonaventure 1969—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee, C, UCLA 1968—Elvin Hayes, Houston, C, Houston 1967—Jimmy Walker, Detroit, G, Providence 1966—Cazzie Russell, New York, F, Michigan

Women’s NBA By The Associated Press All times CDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Connecticut 4 1 .800 — Indiana 4 3 .571 1 1 Chicago 3 3 .500 1 ⁄2 New York 2 4 .333 21⁄2 Atlanta 2 5 .286 3 1 Washington 1 5 .167 3 ⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Minnesota 5 1 .833 — 1 Los Angeles 4 1 .800 ⁄2 1 San Antonio 4 1 .800 ⁄2 Seattle 3 2 .600 11⁄2 1 Phoenix 2 3 .400 2 ⁄2 Tulsa 1 6 .143 41⁄2 Today’s games New York at Tulsa, 11:30 a.m. Connecticut 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......... 11:55 5:45 ---- 6:05 Friday ........ 12:20 6:20 12:30 6:40 Saturday .... 12:55 7:00 1:15 7:20 Sunday ........ 1:35 7:40 1:50 8:05 Monday ....... 2:20 8:25 2:35 8:50 Tuesday ....... 3:05 9:10 3:20 9:35 Wednesday . 3:50 10:00 4:15 10:25

TENNIS | Wimbledon By The Associated Press Wednesday At The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Wimbledon, England Purse: $23.6 million Surface: Grass-Outdoor Men’s singles First round Kevin Anderson, South Africa, def. Illya Marchenko, Ukraine, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, def. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, Germany, 7-5, 7-5, 7-6 (5). Dmitry Tursunov, Russia, def. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (12), 7-6 (1). Second round Richard Gasquet (17), France, def. Igor Kunitsyn, Russia, 6-1, 6-4,6-4. Tomas Berdych (6), Czech Republic, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Mardy Fish (10), United States, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4. Alex Bogomolov Jr., United States, def. Juan Ignacio Chela (25), Argentina, 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. Simone Bolelli, Italy, def. Stanislas Wawrinka (14), Switzerland, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4). Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Ryan Sweeting, United States, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Gilles Muller, Luxembourg, def. Milos Raonic (31), Canada, 2-3, retired. Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Tobias Kamke, Germany, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-3. Feliciano Lopez, Spain, def. Rainer Schuettler, Germany, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2. Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Fernando Verdasco (21), Spain, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Gael Monfils (9), France, def. Grega Zemlja, Slovenia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (7). Gilles Simon (15), France, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-5. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Andy Roddick (8), United States, def. Victor Hanescu, Romania, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Olivier Rochus, Belgium, leads Juan Martin del Potro (24), Argentina, 7-6 (7), susp., darkness. Women’s singles First round Agnieszka Radwanska (13), Poland, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-0, 3-0, retired. Julia Goerges (16), Germany, def. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, 6-3, 6-0. Andrea Hlavackova, Czech Republic, def. Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 6-1, 6-2. Zheng Jie, China, def. Zuzana Ondraskova, Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-0. Jarmila Gajdosova (27), Australia, def. Alona Bondarenko, Ukraine, 7-5, 6-3. Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, def. Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 6-3, 7-5. Sabine Lisicki, Germany, def. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, 6-1, 6-1. Petra Cetkovska, Czech Republic, def. Kristina Barrois, Germany, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. Dominika Cibulkova (24), Slovakia, def. Mirjana Lucic, Croatia, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6. Flavia Pennetta (21), Italy, def. Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-2. Mathilde Johansson, France, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Misaki Doi, Japan, def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (30), United States, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, def. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4. Laura Robson, Britain, def. Angelique Kerber, Germany, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Second round Venus Williams (23), United States, def. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 8-6. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Spain, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-3, 6-0. Tsvetana Pironkova (32), Bulgaria, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-1, 6-4. Victoria Azarenka (4), Belarus, def. Iveta Benesova, Czech Republic, 6-0, 6-3. Roberta Vinci (29), Italy, def. Rebecca Marino, Canada, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Vera Zvonareva (2), Russia, def. Elena Vesnina, Russia, 6-1, 7-6 (5). Ksenia Pervak, Russia, def. Pauline Parmentier, France, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Petra Kvitova (8), Czech Republic, def. Anne Keothavong, Britain, 62, 6-1. Daniela Hantuchova (25), Slovakia, def. Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, 6-3, 6-1. Andrea Petkovic (11), Germany, def. Stephanie Dubois, Canada, 63, 4-6, 6-3.

TRANSACTIONS | BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Optioned RHP Lucas Harrell to Charlotte (IL). Activated RHP Jake Peavy from the 15-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES—Placed RHP Jeff Marquez on the 15-day DL. Called up RHP Buddy Carlyle from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Activated 2B Mark Ellis from the 15-day DL. Optioned 1B Daric Barton to Sacramento (PCL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Activated RHP Brandon Beachy from the 15day DL. Optioned LHP Mike Minor to Gwinnett (IL). CINCINNATI REDS—Activated RHP Sam LeCure off the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Travis Wood to Louisville (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Released RHP Miguel Batista. Recalled RHP Lance Lynn from Memphis (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Assoc. LOS ANGELES LAKERS—Announced F Matt Barnes exercised his player option for the 2011-12 season. MIAMI HEAT—Announced C Zydrunas Ilgauskas exercised his player option for the 2011-12 next season. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Extended qualifying offers to C Spencer Hawes and F Thaddeus Young. SACRAMENTO KINGS—Exercised the rookie contract options on G Tyreke Evans, F Omri Casspi and C DeMarcus Cousins for the 2012-13 season. COLLEGE GEORGETOWN—Named Kevin Broadus men’s special assistant basketball coach. UCLA—Dismissed sophomore football G Stan Hasiak from the university for academic reasons.

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Venus Williams hits a forehand return during her Wimbledon victory over Kimiko Date-Krumm on Wednesday.

Venus Williams, Nadal, Roddick win at Wimbledon WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Time and again after losing a point, Venus Williams rolled her eyes, slumped her shoulders and let out a shriek of dismay that echoed through Centre Court, reverberating off its roof. Facing the most, uh, experienced woman in the Wimbledon field — 40year-old Kimiko DateKrumm of Japan — Williams was mired in a 3-set struggle that lasted nearly three hours Wednesday, a tight, high-quality contest brimming with the sort of at-the-net, classic grasscourt play seen so rarely nowadays. “She doesn’t play anywhere near her age,” Williams said. In the end, Williams, a 5-time champion at the All England Club, mustered every bit of her competitive drive and considerable talent to pull out a 6-7 (6), 6-3, 8-6 comeback victory over Date-Krumm and reach the third round. “She played unbelievable today. I thought she had some luck on her side, too, with net cords, balls hitting lines. I just thought today was a perfect storm for her to try to get a win,” said Williams, who again wore her decidedly original lace romper, featuring draped sleeves, deep “V” neckline, gold belt and gold zipper. “Thankfully,” Williams added, “I had some answers.” None more effective than her serve, in the lategoing, anyway. That stroke delivered 12 aces, helped Williams escape several jams and was clocked at 120 mph even in her final service game. Contrast that with Date-Krumm’s serves, mostly about 80 mph. One was 65 mph. Date-Krumm, who reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 1996, quit tennis later that year, then came out of retirement in 2008, marveled at Williams’ serve afterward, saying: “Not only speed — it’s on the corner. So it was very, very difficult to break her.” Not at the outset, actually. Date-Krumm won 13 of the first 16 points Williams served, breaking three times en route to a 5-1 lead. The 23rdseeded Williams turned things around, taking five consecutive games to go ahead 6-5. Williams then wasted a set point, and Date-Krumm eventually won the tiebreaker. In the second and third sets, though, Williams played much more cleanly, and she wound up winning by breaking in the final game. It was hardly easy. “Venus came out slow, and that girl took off like a brand new motor,” said Williams’ father and coach, Richard. His daughter missed time with a bum hip and is playing only her fourth tournament since Wimbledon in 2010. On Tuesday, his other daughter, Serena, needed

three sets to win, too. After ambling out of Centre Court this time, Dad tapped his umbrella’s wooden handle on his chest and said, referring to those matches: “They’re tough on the heart. The heart’s not as young as it once was.” He wasn’t the only one toting an umbrella around the grounds Wednesday, when rain prevented any action until after 3 p.m., other than under the retractable roof at the main stadium. After Williams managed to sneak through, fans with Centre Court tickets had a chance to see easy wins for two-time champion Rafael Nadal, then 3-time runner-up Andy Roddick. The top-ranked Nadal beat Ryan Sweeting of the United States 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, compiling 38 winners and only seven unforced errors. In the third round, Nadal will face Gilles Muller of Luxembourg — the only man other than Roger Federer to beat him at Wimbledon in the past six years. Since losing to Muller in the second round in 2005, Nadal is 28-2 at the All England Club; that includes defeats against Federer in the 2006 and 2007 finals, titles in 2008 and 2010, and missing the 2009 tournament with bad knees. “Will be a big, big test for me,” Nadal said. Roddick’s strong serve was clicking again in a 64, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Victor Hanescu of Romania. The No. 8-seeded American hit 15 aces, saved the only break point he faced and limited his unforced errors to six — all with a special pair of fans sitting at Centre Court: his parents. “This is the first time they’ve seen me play here. ... I think today was the first time they ever sat in a box in my entire career,” said Roddick, who won the 2003 U.S. Open. “They picked a good court to debut that on. I think they’re having fun.” Other winners included No. 4 Andy Murray, No. 9 Gael Monfils and 72ndranked Alex Bogomolov Jr. of the United States, who reached the third round in his first trip to Wimbledon by knocking off No. 25 Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina 6-0, 63, 6-4. The only seeded woman to lose was No. 30 Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States, who caused a stir with her Lady Gaga-inspired jacket that had white tennis balls attached to it, then was beaten 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 by 133rd-ranked Misaki Doi of Japan. When Mattek-Sands arrived at the court, she noticed a tour official scrutinizing her getup. So Mattek-Sands made clear her unusual accessory would be removed before warmup time. “I’m not hitting any balls in it,” Mattek-Sands said. “Don’t worry.”


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Glen Sain runner Matt Lashley (9) slides into second base while Fat City shortstop Ryan Cupp tries to make the play during the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Fat City sweeps Glen Sain BY CHAD MILLER PAXTON NEWS BUREAU

PARAGOULD — Jonesboro Fat City held on to first place in Zone 2 by holding off a late rally by Paragould Glen Sain in the first game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader Wednesday at Bland Park. Fat City carried an 11-4 lead into the seventh inning and held on for an 11-7 victory. The Swamp Cats completed the sweep with a 12-10 win in the nightcap, slugging four home runs. “We came out ready to hit,” Fat City coach Preston Despain said. “We scored four (runs) early. We were able to keep having good at-bats and keep getting guys in scoring position. Ethan Moore threw a heck of a game for us.” Glen Sain coach Tyler Williams said his squad simply “waited too long to get the bats going.” “Nathan (Wright) came out and threw well,” he said. “Where they (Fat City) hit it, it fell. Our guys didn’t play bad defense. Where (Fat City) found a hole, they hit it and we didn’t until late in the game.” Fat City (21-3, 16-1 Zone 2) struck early as Glen Sain hurler Nathan Wright walked leadoff hitter Alex Camp and Kagen Brown reached on a bunt single. Then, Tyler Eudy smashed the ball over the left-center field fence for a 3-run home run. Fat City plated one more run when Lucas Johnston hit an RBI double off the fence to put Fat City up 4-0 in the middle of the first inning. Glen Sain leadoff hitter Nathan Ferguson swatted a triple to start the bottom of the first, and Zach Hobbs got on base to put runners at the corners with no outs. Fat City did not bite on an attempt at a squeeze play. Cody Taylor batted in both runners when he put the ball in play and

was tagged out at second for the second out of the inning. Fat City led 4-2 at the end of the first. Fat City scored one more run in the second inning when Camp singled and Brown brought him home by hitting a double off the fence. Fat City held on to its 5-2 lead until the bottom of the third when Matt Lashley worked Moore to a full count before finally drawing the walk. Lashley later crossed the plate when Hobbs put the ball in play, making the score 5-3 after three innings. Fat City plated another run in the fourth when Brooks Holmes beat the throw to first and Camp drew a walk to put two runners on base with no outs. Cullan Weaver flew out to right field, and Holmes tagged up and crossed the plate, making the score 6-3. Fat City almost seemed to put the game out of Glen Sain’s reach in the sixth as Moore drew a walk and Camp hit a single up the middle that put runners at the corners with one out. Brown swatted a double to left that scored two runs and gave Fat City an 8-3 lead. Fat City plated three more runs before Hobbs took over pitching duties for Glen Sain and got out of the inning trailing 11-3. Ferguson, Hobbs and Chase Garner led the way for Glen Sain (18-14, 10-8) with two hits each. In the second game, Cupp picked up the win despite allowing seven runs over five innings. He struck out eight and walked two. Brown, Weaver, Moore and Holmes each hit home runs in the win. Moore finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Holmes and Weaver each had two hits and two RBIs. Eudy, Cupp and Johnston also added two hits each, with Cupp and Johnston also driving in a run apiece. Dalton Devine added a hit and an RBI for Fat City.

UA signee powers West girls BY VERNON TARVER ARKANSAS NEWS BUREAU

FAYETTEVILLE — Calli Berna doesn’t officially begin playing for the University of Arkansas until this fall. But that didn’t stop Berna from putting on a show inside Bud Walton Arena during the Arkansas High School Coaches Association girls’ basketball All-Star game on Wednesday. Berna, an all-state point guard from Fayetteville, was named Most Valuable Player of the game Wednesday as she led the West All-Stars to a convincing 75-49 win against the East. The game was the last contest for Berna as a high school athlete before she turns her attention to playing inside Walton Arena as a member of the Razorbacks in the 2011-12 season. “Honestly, before I got here (this week) someone

asked how I was going to feel about playing here, and I hadn’t even thought about it,” Berna said. “It was just exciting to get to run out of the tunnel and getting my first game here, even if it wasn’t with the Razorbacks. “It was a good experience.” Berna did not start the game but came into the contest in the second quarter and scored seven quick points as the West built on a 16-13 lead after one quarter to take a 22-18 lead through the first two quarters. The 2-time state champion at Fayetteville added 11 more points in the final two quarters of the 5-quarter all-star game, as the West All-Stars blew open a relatively close contest in the last two periods. Berna not only hit six of nine shots from the floor, but also grabbed five rebounds, had two assists and was 5-for-9 from the

free throw line to help show off her all-around game which made her so appealing to the Razorbacks in the first place. “I don’t know how many she scored (Wednesday); I know she scored when she should,” former Fayetteville coach and West All-Stars head coach Bobby Smith said. “But what I really liked is when she had all that talent around her, she has the knack and the gift to seemingly get everybody the ball right where they needed it. “It’s just amazing, and I’ve been blessed to sit on the bench and watch her play.” Whitney Frazier of El Dorado led all scorers with 19 points for the West, and Fort Smith Northside’s Mannasha Bell added eight points, all of which came in the first quarter. Rivercrest’s Aleta Cannon scored one point for the East squad.

he chipped within three feet and saved par. He had a similar save on No. 10 when his chip shot overran the green, but he still managed to break even. A turning point for Loiacano came at the end of the round, when he birdied two of the final three holes. His second shot from the fairway on the par-5 No. 16 set up nicely on the back edge of the green for a birdie, and he finished with a 20-foot putt for a birdie on No. 18. “It was a very up-anddown day,” Loiacano summarized. “I bogeyed all the par-3s, so that kind of hurt me. All the par-3s out here are hard to get up and down on or 2-putt if you hit it in the wrong spot. ... Off the tee on the par-3s, I just wasn’t very good with my distance or my direction.” Merritt started hot with birdies on three of his first five holes before back-toback bogeys on Nos. 7 and 8 dropped him to even par. He followed with a birdie on No. 9, chipping the ball in from off the green for one of his better shots of the day to put him 1 under at the turn. After making par on No. 10, Merritt made back-toback birdies that included a 25-foot putt from off the green on No. 12. But Merritt struggled at the end of his round with bogeys at Nos. 16 and 17 that kept him from a commanding lead for today. “I just put myself in some positions where it was impossible to make par,” Merritt explained. Harmon is only two strokes off the lead after turning in a 1-over-par 72. Harmon was consistent throughout his round, making par on the first

Joe Boone Memorial SCORES | at Jonesboro Country Club Wednesday’s results First round Boys’ division 14-17 age group Drake Merritt .......................... 70 Matthew Loiacano ................. 71 Preston Harmon ...................... 72 Trent Jones .............................. 74 Kyle Cook ................................ 75 Collin Poole .............................. 76 Joshua Stiddman .................... 76 Madison Wright ...................... 76 Hayden Meredith ................... 77 Jake Waddell .......................... 77 Jacob Calhoon ........................ 78 Jerry Phillips ............................ 78 Martin Powell ......................... 78 Reid Murff ............................... 78 Peyton Wilhoit ........................ 78 Bradley Lamb .......................... 79 Clay May .................................. 79 Kaleb Henry ............................ 79 Noah Tullos ............................. 79 Garrett May ............................ 79 McNiel Killough ...................... 79 Noah Smith ............................. 79 Kaleb Chipman ....................... 80 Matthew Jones ....................... 80 Austin Smith ........................... 81 Michael Frederick ................... 82 Brett Oliver ............................. 83 Robinson Rutherford .............. 85 Ethan Grace ............................ 85 Sam Rainwater ........................ 85 Tripp Croom ............................ 85 Austin Clements ...................... 86 Brayden Prestidge .................. 86 Chance Coipeland ................... 86 Mason Lemmons ..................... 86 Mitch Edwards ........................ 87 Will Edwards ........................... 87 Harrison Gooch ....................... 88 Grant Shelton ......................... 90

nine holes, and finishing with 12 pars on the day. He carded costly backto-back bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 before making birdie on the final hole to seal his spot with today’s final group. Trent Jones of Jonesboro is four strokes off the pace in fourth after shooting a 74, while Kyle Cook of Jonesboro is fifth after turning in a 75. Josh Stidman of Paragould, Madison Wright of Searcy and Collin Poole of Van Buren are all tied for sixth at 76. Loiacano said he’ll need to be better with his driver if he’s going to have a chance to overtake Merritt today. “I need to put more focus into my tee shot because I let a couple of

Austin Huggins ....................... 91 Jace Evans ............................... 91 Chris Rogers ............................ 92 Myles Copenhaver .................. 93 Brodey Prestidge .................... 94 Seth Grace ............................... 99 Ike Heinemann ..................... 105 Dustin Foster ......................... 108 Chance Williams ................... 119 Clayton Bradshaw ...................NS Hayden Combs ........................NS 12-13 age group Trey DePriest ........................... 73 Matthew Jones ....................... 74 Kyle Covington ....................... 76 Kade Scott ............................... 78 Mac Wagner ........................... 80 Grant Hughes .......................... 81 Jennnigs Stanley ..................... 83 Noah Minton .......................... 83 Jonathan Clements ................. 86 Sam Edwards ........................... 89 Bennett Waddell .................... 90 Lynn Harmon ........................ 135 8-11 age group Will Gibson .............................. 38 Chandler Copeland ................. 45 Jackson Goodwin .................... 46 Spencer Jones ......................... 47 Cole Hoover ............................ 50 Jarrett Hoover ......................... 50 Girls’ division 12-17 age group Libby Croom ............................ 76 Brooke Alford ......................... 78 Caroline Boone ....................... 78 Olivia Loiacano ....................... 81 Sarah Childers ......................... 83 Sarah Roddy ............................ 94 Hannah Stanley .................... 103 Lauren Roddy ........................ 107 Abbie Wilbanks .................... 109 MaKensie Walker .................. NC Mary Claire Meredith ............ NC

them get away from me, and that really hurt me coming into the greens,” Loiacano said. “I had really good speed today with the putter, and that’s what kept me in it. I’ll need to do that again.” Merritt knows Loiacano and Harmon are both lurking from not far behind, but he doesn’t plan on making any adjustments. “I’m just going to try and have fun,” Merritt said. “That’s what I did today, and it worked. Usually, I put too much pressure on myself, so I’m just going to relax and have fun.” Libby Croom of Russellville shot a 76 to lead the girls’ division by two strokes. mroberson@jonesborosun.com

CAVS: Timberwolves could deal No. 2 pick in draft FROM PAGE B1 geles Clippers last season in the Baron Davis trade — giving them the ability to add a big man, perhaps Kanter or another from the lengthy list of Europeans available, if they selected Irving first. They were still weighing their options as of Wednesday afternoon with their first No. 1 pick since taking James in 2003. “They’re keeping their cards closely, as they should, and we’ll see how it goes tomorrow night,” Irving said. Minnesota holds the No. 2 pick and seems open to dealing it. Utah has Nos. 3 and 12, the latter potentially putting the Jazz in the difficult position of deciding whether they want to keep BYU star Jimmer Fredette in state. Fredette led the nation with 28.9 points per game and was honored by The Associated Press and nearly other organization that gives out a player of the year award. But he is perhaps the most scrutinized player in this draft full of question marks, with doubts over whether he has the quickness to get his shot off in the NBA or defend the much quicker guards he will face on a nightly basis. Not to worry. Fredette says during his carefully devised workout schedule — he performed for only Utah, Sacramento, Indiana, New York and Phoenix — he gained confidence that his game will translate. “I learned that I’m a very confident guy and that I can play against anyone,” Fredette said. “I feel like I can play all the guys out there, played against some of the toughest athletes and players that are guards in this draft. So it took away confidence and knowing that I can play in this league.” The criticism of the draft’s strength is due largely to the NBA’s uncertain labor situation. With the collective bargaining agreement set to expire June 30 and owners and players far apart on a new deal, the possibility of a lockout and a shortened or canceled 2011-12 season

remains. Many of the players Wednesday were asked what they would do if their rookie seasons were placed on hold, but some likely lottery picks decided not to take the chance. Freshmen Harrison Barnes of North Carolina and Jared Sullinger of Ohio State are among the likely top-5 selections who opted to stay in school. So some guys who would have gone lower could end up in the top 10, but the players dismiss talk of a weak draft. “If it’s weak, then hopefully I should go higher,” said Kemba Walker, who led Connecticut to the national championship. “I think it’s a great draft class, honestly,” Walker added, while saying it’s not like the 2003 class that put James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in the top five. “But we haven’t did anything yet,” Walker said. “We didn’t get a chance to prove ourselves yet. So we’re definitely going to this league with a chip on our shoulder and try to prove everyone wrong.” Walker and Kentucky’s Brandon Knight rank behind Irving on the list of available point guards. Jan Vesely of the Czech Republic and Lithuania’s Jonas Valanciunas are among the bigger options in a draft that could see the most Europeans taken in the first round since a record nine went in 2003. Questions remained in the final hours before the draft. Potential lottery picks Marcus Morris of Kansas, Chris Singleton of Florida State and Klay Thompson of Washington State were unable to be in New York on Wednesday because they were still working out for other teams. But Irving has no doubts about himself or his classmates. “It’s definitely a great opportunity,” he said. “Honestly, I don’t pay attention to what people are saying about this draft. I really am confident in this draft class in that we’re all achieving our dreams. This is something a lot of people don’t get to experience.”

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Ricemen clobber Colorado Springs

OMAHA, Neb. — The Jonesboro Ricemen crushed Colorado Springs, Colo., on the opening day of the Decker Sports College World Series Tournament, winning 15-1 on Wednesday afternoon. Jonesboro’s Andrew Roach (4-0) earned the victory from the mound in the run-rule shortened 5-inning game. Roach tossed all five innings, allowing one unearned run on one hit. At the plate, Jonesboro’s Justin Fuqua led the way, blasting a solo home run in the fourth inning. Jonesboro (11-4) resumes play with a doubleheader today. The Ricemen face Edmond, Okla., at 9:30 a.m. followed by a matchup with South Sioux City, Neb., at noon.

Vanderbilt ousts Carolina from CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Taylor Hill and Corey Williams combined on 4-hitter, Connor Harrell and Curt Casali homered, and Vanderbilt eliminated North Carolina from the College World Series with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night. Vanderbilt (54-11) beat the Tar Heels for the second

time in the CWS and plays Southeastern Conference rival Florida on Friday. The Commodores are in Omaha for the first time and would need to beat the Gators twice to reach next week’s best-of-3 finals. North Carolina (51-16) left 34 runners on base in its three CWS games and was just 7-for-39 with runners in scoring position. Hill (6-1) allowed a run and four hits in seven innings. Greg Holt (7-2) took the loss. Harrell’s 3-run homer put Vanderbilt up 4-0 in the second inning.

Reds, Yankees split doubleheader CINCINNATI (AP) — Leadoff hitter Chris Heisey homered three times, getting Cincinnati’s slumping lineup going, and Johnny Cueto allowed only two hits in seven innings Wednesday night, leading the Reds to a 10-2 win and a doubleheader split with the New York Yankees. In the opener, Jorge Posada ended the second-longest homer drought of his career with a 2-run shot, sending the Yankees to a 4-2 win. Heisey started the second game with his first career leadoff homer. He also had 2-run shots off Brian

Gordon (0-1) and Hector Noesi in his first multihomer game. Cueto (5-2) gave up Nick Swisher’s solo homer and Alex Rodriguez’s single.

U.S. advances to Gold Cup final HOUSTON (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored in the 77th minute off an assist from Landon Donovan, and the United States advanced to the Gold Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Panama on Wednesday night. The Americans will play in the biennial tournament’s championship game for the fourth straight time after avenging a 2-1 loss to Panama on June 11. Freddy Adu made a long-awaited return to American soccer in the second half, and set up the winning play with a cross-field pass to Donovan, who played in his 27th consecutive Gold Cup match to extend his own record. Donovan then threaded a pinpoint pass through the Panama defense to Dempsey, who slid as he redirected the ball into the low corner of the net. The U.S. will play the winner of Honduras-Mexico semifinal for the championship at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.


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Mars, the action hero, squares off with Neptune, the dreamer, and the sun joins to form a harmonious trine. Some of our lofty expectations will be met. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19). Maybe this is not exactly the life of your dreams, but when you assess your experiences with the people you love, look around at all you have acquired. You just may decide that this is the good life. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20). Instead of struggling with your inner critical voice, try to befriend it. Listen to what it has to say and respond, “I see your point, but I respectfully disagree.” GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 21). You can easily expand your intellectual horizons by simply avoiding mindnumbing activities, such as losing yourself in entertainment you’ve already seen. CANCER (JUNE 22-JULY 22). If you feel distant from a person, you are less likely to care about whether your actions please that person. Create a closeness with

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DEAR MR. BERKO: I know you haven’t cared for Microsoft in the last 10 years, in spite of its good record of revenue and earnings growth. Now that it bought Skype, the free phone and video service telecommunications company, do you have a new opinion on the stock? My broker, who is with a very prestigious firm, thinks this Skype acquisition will turn the corner and eventually push Microsoft up to the $50s again. So I bought 1,000 shares. Tell me what you think. B.R. KANKAKEE, ILL. DEAR B.R.: It’s best to ask for advice before the horse escapes from the barn. Anyhow — sell the stock. The prestigious firms who gave us those wonderful mortgage-backed securities tell us that an initial public offering of Groupon, with $785 million in revenues, is worth $25 billion. Facebook, with $2 billion in revenues, according to Goldman Sachs, is worth $90 billion. Goldman Sachs also believes that Twitter, with estimated 2011 revenues of $10 million, is worth $11 billion. BodiART, a Hollywood tattoo Malcolm franchisor that caters to the stars, has Berko | $43 million in revenues, and it’s reputed to be worth $9.1 billion in an IPO. And Microsoft is paying $8.5 billion for Skype, which has $760 million in revenues, plus a successful string of losses. How in the name of the laughing Buddha can an honest analyst (is that an oxymoron?) from a prestigious firm suggest Facebook is worth more than ConocoPhillips (COP-$71), or that Groupon is worth more than Kellogg (K-$54) or Twitter is worth more than Delta Airlines (DAL-$9)? How can that analyst tell you that Microsoft will double its share price? The chief executive officer of Microsoft (MSFT$25), Steve “Bullet Head” Ballmer, got caught in the Skype hype and saved this profitless company from the ignominy of a piddling $1.5 billion public offering. Bill Gates doubts MSFT will earn a dime’s return from Skype and got his dander up when Ballmer told him about the deal. Because the $8.5 billion was cash molding overseas collecting nothing, the purchase will not be dilutive to MSFT’s earnings. But Skype will certainly be dilutive to MSFT’s management. Skype has proven itself to be a lousy business product. Try as it may, Skype can’t connect with the business community. The quality of its service is unreliable, while its connections are scratchy and patchy. Skype has a huge user base of 665 million, a wellknown but poorly esteemed name and a terrible business model. This means that MSFT management will be spending enormous resources and man hours to improve Skype’s technology (if it can) and put a spitshine on its image. Ballmer hopes that a MSFT-Skype alter ego will increase advertising revenues to its user base. But he needs to consult a new astrologer. Bullet Head fails to recognize that the number of Web sites competing for advertising dollars is growing much faster than the advertising dollars. Bullet Head may also discover that he will be rowing a leaky boat upstream with a cracked oar and spending too much time bailing water. This Skype acquisition isn’t worth a tinker’s dam, and certainly, it is not reason enough for you to buy MSFT. Many believe MSFT paid billions more than Skype is worth, which reflects poorly on Bullet Head’s judgment as a CEO. Though MSFT continues to dominate its traditional markets, it has had little success in faster-growing areas that enjoy investor enthusiasm. And despite MSFT’s good record of revenue and earnings growth, during the last decade, the share price has, for most intents and purposes, traded between $22 and $31 per share. You may have made a mistake following the advice of a prestigious brokerage.

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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A monitor shows the interest rate decision of the Federal Reserve as specialist Philip Finale works at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The Federal Reserve admitted the economy is growing more slowly than expected.

Fed admits economy is slow BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP ECONOMICS WRITER

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve acknowledged Wednesday the economy is growing more slowly than it expected. But it said it will complete its $600 billion Treasury bond buying program by June 30 as planned and announced no further efforts to boost the economy. Ending a 2-day meeting, the Fed repeated a pledge to keep interest rates at record lows near zero for “an extended period,” a promise it’s made for more than two years. Fed officials said in a statement that they think the main causes of the economy’s slowdown, such as high gas prices and supply disruptions from Japan’s disasters, are temporary. Once those problems subside, Fed officials said the economy should rebound. But at a news conference after the statement was released, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged that some of the problems slowing the economy could persist into next year. “Maybe some of the headwinds that are concerning us, like weakness in the financial sector, problems in the housing sector ... some of these headwinds may be stronger and more persistent than we thought,” Bernanke said. He was responding to a question about whether more permanent factors had led to the dim-

Officials say there are no plans to boost the economy mer outlook. Initially, the Fed announcement had little effect on the stock and bond markets. But stocks fell later in the day, shortly after Bernanke acknowledged that some of the

‘Maybe some of the headwinds that are concerning us, like weakness in the financial sector, problems in the housing sector ... some of these headwinds may be stronger and more persistent than we thought.’ Ben Bernanke Federal Reserve Chairman

problems affecting the economy may go beyond temporary factors. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 80 points for the day. The Fed’s statement on Wednesday stood in contrast to the Fed’s more upbeat view when officials

last met eight weeks ago. At that time, the central bank said the job market was gradually improving. The new statement acknowledged the slowdown that’s occurred over the past two months. The economy added just 54,000 jobs in May, far fewer than in the previous two months. Consumer spending has weakened, too. The Fed said it would keep its holdings of Treasury bonds at current levels. That policy is intended to keep consumer and business loan rates at low levels to stimulate spending. Though the central bank noted that inflation has risen, it expects those pressures to be temporary as well.

Fragile economy Bernanke and his colleagues are trying to keep a fragile economy on track two years after the Great Recession officially ended. A spike in gasoline prices earlier this year made consumers and businesses more cautious about spending. Consumer spending drives about 70 percent of the economy. The economy grew at an annual rate of only 1.8 percent in the first three months of the year. It isn’t expected to be much higher in the current quarter. Beyond high gas prices and supply disruptions caused by the earthquake

and tsunami in Japan, the Fed is now facing a new problem: renewed jitters that a debt crisis in Greece could spread to other heavily indebted European nations and send shockwaves through global financial markets. The Fed has kept rates at ultra-low levels since December 2008. Once the Fed decides to abandon the “extended period” language, it would be viewed as a signal that it is getting ready to reverse course and start boosting interest rates. Many private economists think it will be another full year before the economy has recovered enough for the Fed to actually start raising interest rates. The Fed is also winding down its Treasury bondbuying program. Supporters say the bond purchases have worked, in part by keeping rates low and encouraging spending. Low long-term rates are vital for consumers buying homes and cars and for companies making investments. They also argue that those lower rates fueled a stock rally. When Bernanke outlined plans for the bond-buying program in late August, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 6 percent for the year. Eight months later, the S&P 500 was up 28 percent. Lower rates made stocks more attractive to investors than bonds, whose yields were falling.

Stocks sink on Bernanke’s caution BY STAN CHOE AP BUSINESS WRITER

Richard Drew | AP

Specialist John Urbanowicz works at the New York Stock Exchange on June 3. World stock markets fell Wednesday on fear of an economic slowdown.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faded to a weak close Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the drags on the U.S. economy may be worse than previously thought. Major indexes were mixed much of the day but turned lower in afternoon trading as Bernanke spoke at a news conference. Responding to a reporter’s question, Bernanke said some of the problems plaguing the economy such as weakness in the financial industry and the housing market and “may be stronger and more persistent than we thought.” Earlier, the Fed released a slightly lower forecast

for U.S. economic growth this year. The Fed said it now expects the economy to grow between 2.7 percent and 2.9 percent this year, down from its previous estimate of 3.1 percent to 3.3 percent after its last meeting in April. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at the end of its 2-day meeting Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index slumped after Bernanke’s cautious remarks about the economy. Bernanke also said Greece’s debt crisis was a “very difficult situation.” The Dow closed down 80.34 points, or 0.7 percent, at 12,109.67. The S&P 500 index fell 8.38 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at

QuickINFO | Dow Jones Industrials High: 12,207.99 Low: 12,105.85 Close: 12,109.67 Change: -80.34 1,287.14. The Nasdaq fell 18.07 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,669.19. Even with the dimmer outlook, the Fed pledged no new help to boost the economy. The central bank’s $600 billion bondbuying program draws to a close at the end of this month. Among heavily traded companies, FedEx Corp. reported a 33 percent jump in income and said it expects global economic growth to continue. The package delivery com-

pany’s stock rose 2.6 percent. Analysts consider results from FedEx and its rival UPS Corp. important indicators for the broader economy because they ship orders for all kinds of businesses. CarMax Inc. rose 7 percent, the biggest gain in the S&P 500 index. The dealership owner said profit rose 25 percent on higher usedvehicle prices. Jabil Circuit Inc. rose 3 percent after the electronics part maker said its earnings doubled last quarter. AeroVironment Inc. jumped 21 percent after the maker of unmanned aerial drones and charging systems for electric cars said its income rose 13 percent.

Congressional Budget Office: Debt crisis looms absent big policy changes BY ANDREW TAYLOR ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says that the national debt is on pace to equal the annual size of the economy within a decade, levels that could provoke a European-style debt crisis unless policymakers in Washington can slam the brakes on spiraling deficits. The Congressional Budget Office study released Wednesday offers a fresh reminder of what’s at stake

in ongoing talks led by Vice President Joe Biden that are aimed at slashing more than $2 trillion from the federal deficit over the coming decade as the price for permitting the government to take on more debt to pay current obligations. CBO, the non-partisan agency that calculates the cost and economic impact of legislation and government policy, says the nation’s rapidly growing debt burden increases the probability of a fiscal

crisis in which investors lose faith in U.S. bonds and force policymakers to make drastic spending cuts or tax increases. “As Congress debates the president’s request for an increase in the statutory debt ceiling, the CBO warns of a more ominous credit cliff — a sudden drop-off in our ability to borrow imposed by credit markets in a state of panic,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. The findings aren’t dra-

matically new, but the budget office’s analysis underscores the magnitude of the nation’s fiscal problems as negotiators struggle to lift the current $14.3 trillion debt limit and avoid a first-ever, market-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

Biden talks are slow The Biden-led talks have proceeded slowly and are at a critical stage, as Democrats and Republicans remain at logger-

heads over revenues and domestic programs like Medicare and Medicaid. With Republicans insisting that the level of deficit cuts at least equal the amount of any increase in the debt limit, it would take more than $2 trillion in cuts to carry past next year’s elections. House GOP leaders have made it plain they only want a single vote before the elections. That $2 trillion-plus goal is proving elusive. And a top Senate Democrat

warned Wednesday that it would be insufficient anyway. “While I am encouraged by the bipartisan nature of the leadership negotiations being led by Vice President Biden, I am concerned by reports the group may be focusing on a limited package that will not fundamentally change the fiscal trajectory of the nation,” said Senate budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D. “That would be a mistake.”


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growing markets like China. Revenue in the first quarter rose 9 percent in Europe and 18 percent in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, or APMEA. Its U.S. revenue grew 3 percent. McDonald’s gets about 23 percent of its revenue from APMEA, up from 14 percent five years ago. The largest chunk of revenue, 40 percent, comes from Europe, up from 32 percent five years ago. The U.S. accounts for about 32 percent, down from 34 percent five years ago. Investors like those numbers. They also like the fact that McDonald’s raised its dividend during the recession while many companies slashed theirs. Many financial analysts think the stock has room to rise. Thirteen of the 19 analysts surveyed by FactSet rate McDonald’s a “buy” or the equivalent.

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Mayor want to cash in on Nashville’s buzz BY CHRIS TALBOTT AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music City cleaned up at the Grammys. Its artists have topped the charts in multiple genres over the last few years. It’s increasingly the destination for A-list entertainers looking for a new home. And Rolling Stone recently named it 2011’s “best music scene.” Nashville is hot, no doubt. There are those who think it could be even hotter. Mayor Karl Dean wants to capitalize on this recent momentum with the Nashville Music Council, a 60-member group that draws together the music community, city leaders and business interests to find ways to leverage Nashville’s unique position as an all-purpose hub that’s home to more than just country music. Though it seems like an obvious partnership, rarely have city leaders and the music industry joined together in such a concerted way. Tim DuBois, who’s been in Music City nearly 35 years as a songwriter, record label head and now as leader of

the performing rights organization ASCAP’s Nashville office, has heard talk of a partnership over the decades, but never seen anything come of it. More musicians and music industry types live here than in any other city in the country, except Los Angeles and New York. That group along with a wide-ranging variety of support businesses, from tour buses to concert video screen rentals, generates about $6 billion a year in the area and 54,000 jobs, Belmont University research shows. There are more than 80 record labels, 100 live music venues, including the iconic Ryman Auditorium, 130 music publishers and 180 recording studios. When Tim McGraw brings his buddies from L.A. and New York to town, he always gets the same reaction. “Everybody they hear they think is a star,” McGraw said. “You can go down to the corner and listen to a guy who is the best singer you’ve ever heard and you can’t believe he’s standing there with his case open on the corner.”

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Glen Campbell performs at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, Calif., on May 2, 2008.

Glen Campbell diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease NEW YORK (AP) — Arkansas native and country music legend Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and plans to put out his final album this summer. Campbell’s representative Bobbie Gale made the announcement Wednesday. The disease is in its early stages. The 75-year-old’s wife Kim also talked to People magazine and said they wanted to go public with his illness because they wanted fans to know if he has trouble onstage. Campbell’s CD “Ghost on the Canvas” is scheduled for release Aug. 30. He also is to go on “The Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour.” The Country Music Hall of Famer had pop and country hits with “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” and perhaps his most famous song, “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

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Suggestions offered to people who move in with relatives

DEAR ABBY: With so many families moving in with relatives because of personal struggles in their lives, I thought it might be helpful to offer a few suggestions to help this work for everyone. If you move in with relatives: 1. Do not assume they won’t mind if you store everything you own in their garage. Get rid of it or pay for a storage unit. 2. Help Abigail with the Van Buren | housework, even if they say, “Oh, don’t bother.” And keep your space clean and orderly and assist in keeping a shared bathroom tidy. 3. Show you appreciate having a place to stay. Feed pets, carry out the trash, rake leaves or shovel snow. 4. Do your own laundry. Ask when is the most convenient time to do it. Don’t leave clothes in the washer or dryer, which prevents others from washing their own things. 5. If you are paying something toward your stay, don’t think that precludes your helping in the home. 6. Work out the food arrangements. Maybe you have a shelf or drawer in the fridge for your food. Prepare your own meals unless everyone agrees to share cooking duties and food budgets. 7. If you don’t have a job, keep looking. Don’t lie around watching TV, sleeping or playing on the computer. 8. Never gossip about the household. You owe it to the family who took you in. 9. Do try to set a departure date. If things change, discuss it. When in doubt, talk it out. To those who are going through this, I wish you luck and better times ahead. — Loving Family Member DEAR FAMILY MEMBER: Your letter is timely because, for various reasons, millions of Americans now live in multifamily and intergenerational households. For some of them, the arrangement will be temporary. For others, it is cultural, practical and will be permanent. Whatever the reasons for cohabiting, the suggestions you submitted are thought-provoking and worth space in my column. Thank you for raising the subject.

and the divorce has not been finalized because of financial disputes. I have found myself with a dilemma. I am not a bad-looking guy, and women come on to me during social events. On the occasion that I find myself attracted and ask a woman out, I end up telling her the whole divorcecustody story no matter how hard I try to avoid it or change the subject. After the date, I regret the conversation. How should these issues be discussed with a potential lover? I have

DEAR ABBY: I was married for nine years to an outwardly sweet woman who was deceptive — she cheated and left me. We have two children. A custody battle is waging,

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avoided commitment because of all the “baby mama drama” some of the women had, but I’m now seriously interested in someone and she’s receptive to seeing me. I’m a free-spirited person, and this problem is weighing me down. Please advise, Abby. — “Stuck” In South Carolina DEAR “STUCK”: Because you are seriously interested, do the honorable thing and let her know in advance that a relationship with you may be complicated because your divorce isn’t final, and the

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0506 Antiques/Art ANTIQUE WOOD cook stove with bread warmer, $500. 870-761-5363

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Goods AKC REGISTERED Chocolate Lab puppies for WE BUY Refrigerators, sale. $150 e a c h . stoves, washer & dryers 870-378-1803 and window air conditioners. Outside booths BEAUTIFUL FREE kittens. also available. For Sale: 870-219-6908 Air compressors, Weed eaters, motors, refrigBoxer Puppies, vet erators, washer & drycared, shots, wormed, ers and window air conFlashys, fawns, $250. ditioners. 870-239-1896 870-316-1966. 0512

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BRIMER PIT Bull 4-5 Merchandise months old. Gentle, A-1 LUDWIG BLACK good with kids. Free to good h o m e . MAGIC 7x13 BRASS SNARE DRUM. Beautiful 870-316-4771 black nickel over brass shell, black die cast CHIHUAHUA, MALE, $50. hoops, & black tube Also Dachshund and lugs. Purchased new a Yorkie pups, registered. few short weeks ago 870-578-3349, and barely used. This is 870-897-4577 a really great sounding professional snare ENTER YOUR drum! Just $275! Phone: PET'S PHOTO! 870-931-6537 The Best Pets Under The Sun- It's a fund- GEMEINHARDT ELKART, raiser for the Northeast 2SP Flute! Used but still AR Humane Society. in original case. $100 Cost to enter is $10 and OBO. 870-219-4494 proceeds go to the NEAHS. The winning 13 LES PAUL Copy guitar, pets will be featured in red, $400. (870)761-1576 the 2012 Best Pets calendar. Mail or bring PIANO FOR sale, Winter your entry to The Sun New York Toronato, $175 OBO. 870-761-0650 or enter online at www.jonesboro 0515 Computer sun.com FREE KITTENS! Four little girls need a good home. Call 578-9423, Harrisburg. MINITURE SCHNAUZER puppies, registered, vet checked, home raised sweeties. Migoos at 870-335-7902.

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0410 Farm Market GOOD CROP of peaches. Harvesting July 11th till Aug. 11th. Swihart Orchard. Leachville, AR.

0460 Horses

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0515 Computer

0533 Furniture

EMACHINES DESKTOP Computer running Windows Vista with flat screen monitor. Also comes with webcam and speakers! Internet ready, $225, Great for Gamers, 870-253-3640 call/ text.

GLASS TABLE for $45. 530-2227 GLASS T O P round kitchen table with 4 chairs, excellent condition, $100. (870)935-4303

HARD ROCK Maple china cabinet. Excellent con$150. EXCELLENT 15" laptop, d i t i o n , screen works perfectly, 870-926-6662 or vickied54@yahoo.com $250. Call 870-394-9674 OLDER WHITE Desktop Computer running Windows XP. Bought from a local school. You will get monitor, tower, keyboard, and mouse with all hook ups, $120. Call/ text 870-253-3640

0518 Electronics BRAND NEW, still in box- Magnavox Blue ray Disc/ DVD player with built-in wireless LAN. Bought as gift, but changed mind. Asking $75. Call (870)349-5463 and leave message if interested. DIRECTTV 3 LNB 18" Slimline Dish for use with your DirectTV receiver. Includes mounting bracket and mast. Has built in multi-switch for four connections, $40. Call 870-761-5505

KIDS WHITE TWIN BED! with 3 drawers under bed and bookshelf headboard, includes mattress, red/ blue reversible comforter, sports theme sheets and blue velour blanket. ALL FOR $75. 870-935-2852

KING SIZE dresser with mirror, matching chest, and headboard. Dark finish. Older, but in good condition. $100 for all. 530-3812, Jonesboro

LARGE 4 piece living room table set, coffee, 2 end and side table. Oak with glass inserts. Great condition $300. 870-935-8175/ 870-273-2940

LARGE OAK entertainment center holds 40'' TV. Shelves on sides and M O T O R O L A A T T cell top, door on bottom. phone for sale, $20. $350 870-935-8175/ (870)761-1576 870-273-2940 PHILLIPS 18 inch color TV, $50. C a l l LIGHT OAK drop leaf table and four chairs. 870-268-1124 Good condition, $125. PS3 SLIM, 3 wireless Call 870-972-1964 controllers, 21 games all included for $350 OBO! LIVING ROOM Couch and Love Seat, $300 OBO. Text 870-219-4494 Good Condition. Call Lawn & Garden 870-648-6066

0521 Equipment

SEARS CRAFTSMAN 675 Platinum power propelled lawn mower. 21" cut, rear bagger. One year old. Excellent condition. Used on very small yard. $190. 870-275-6752

MATCHING WINGBACK chairs, mauve color, carved Queen Anne wood legs, clean and in good condition, $200. 935-3649

OAK DINING room suite. Has 6 chairs and large leaf, claw feet. $250. TORO 12 inch electric 870-935-8175/ trimmer. Good condi- 870-273-2940. tion. $25. 870-275-6752 QUEEN SIZE pillowtop bed with frame, $150. 0533 Furniture (870)819-2987 ANTIQUE DRESSER w/mirror, full size head SMALL METAL dinette & foot board, also an- with 4 chairs asking, tique library desk. $25. 870-974-0324 870-236-3858. SOFA AND loveseat, ANTIQUE FULL size bed- beautiful scalloped room set: Headboard, camel back, factory footboard, 5 drawer treated to repel stains. chest, dresser with mir- Very clean and good ror & stool, $150. Call condition. Medium blue 870-530-6930 color, $275. 935-3649 ANTIQUE REPRODUCTION Pedestal Table. Satin wood inlay, 47"diameter, $210. Jonesboro, Call 479-841-9351

SOFA AND loveseat, medium blue color, clean and in good condition, $275. 935-3649

BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE rocking chair. Excellent condition, $350. 2 COMPUTER monitors, 870-926-6662 or $15 each. C a l l vickied54@yahoo.com 870-268-1124 BEAUTIFUL MAUVE color COMPAQ V5000 laptop, matching wingback works perfectly, has chairs with carved Windows XP Pro, 1 Gig Queen Anne legs. Clean, of Ram, 40 gig HD, DVD/ excellent condition, RW, built in wireless, would look great in a 15.4" wide screen, church foyer, $200. 1.70GHz p r o c e s s o r , 870-935-3649 comes with charger, BLUE FLORAL queen size $250. Call 870-394-9674 couch with hide-a-bed, OBO. Call DELL COMPUTER moni- $ 1 7 5 tor with Dell keyboard, 870-897-5318 $50. 870-268-1124 COFFEE TABLE & match-

TWIN BEDS for sale, head and foot boards. Medium oak wood. Great for kids room, $35 each. Give me a call 933-8433

DESKTOP COMPUTER Dell Dimension 3100. Windows XP installed. Comes with speakers, keyboard, mouse and 17" LCD flatscreen monitor. $250 OBO. 870-219-7263 E MACHINE computer for sale, no monitor, $75. (870)761-1576 ELEMENTS COMPUTER monitor, $35. Call 870-268-1124

ing end tables. Medium oak inlaid finish. Great condition. $150 for set. 530-3812 Jonesboro. No checks.

WOODEN BAR Stools, $30 each or $55 for two. Jonesboro, Call 479-841-9351

0539 Firewood

FIREWOOD- BEAUTIFUL, FREE and on the ground. Approx. 4 tons of clean ancient elm. 243-2567

FREE OAK firewood. Large oak tree on the ground -- yours for removal and clean up. Call 932-9720

COUCH AND Love Seat, 0554 Wanted to Rent/Buy/Trade $300 OBO. Good Condition. Call 870-648-6066 *WANTED JUNK cars & COUCH, EXCELLENT con- Trucks! Top dollar paid dition, very comfort- (870)897-0646 able, $100. (870)935-4303 WE BUY junk cars and END TABLES. Excellent trucks, and haul away Condition. $25 each. free stripped out bod870-219-5911 ies. Call 870-586–9225.


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*ROOM SIZE rug and pad BISSELL POWERFORCE 7 x 11 $325. 870-240-8381 bagless vacuum, $25. or 870-476-8381. Call 870-268-1124

1000 COUNT Sheet Sets. BK'S FASHION King or Queen. Only $49. HUGE 40% off Summer 870-253-6600 Clearance Sale. Bonnie Jean, Mallory May, Ni13 LADIES tops & jackets, cole Miller, and many size 12 (large), $35 for more. This is not a Conall. Call 870-351-6856 signment store. 2515 S. 26" BOYS plain black Culberhouse (Corner of Cranbrook bicycle. New Southwest Drive and chain and handle bar Culberhouse) 972-6222 grips, good tires. $50. BRAND NEW shower byCall (870)275-7667 or pass door still in box. (870)243-4496 Will fit any shower up to 44 1/4. Chrome finish with Aqua View glass. Paid $300 will take $200. Call or text to 870-761-5505

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W/D hookup, no pets. 3BR 1 BA, newly re800 McPherson in Paramolded, new bathroom, gould 870-215-3410 new CH/A, no pets, not 2BR W/GARAGE at 3311 smoking and no HUD. Hidden Trace. No pets. 506 N 9th St. Paragould, $250/deposit, $700/rent. Call 870-450-6714. 870-215-2293 3BR, 1BA, with bonus 2BR/1BA RANGE refrig- room, could be 4th BR, erator f u r n i s h e d , in country, no pets, no washer/dryer hookup, HUD, 6 month lease, nice neighborhood, no $550/month, $275/depets. $375/mo. $300/de- posit. 870-215-2469. posit. 820 Thomas St. 870-236-7181. 620 EAST Poplar. (ParaAPARTMENT WITH ga- gould) 2 Bedroom, 1 rage. 2 bedroom, 2 Bath. $350 monthly $350 bath, all appliances, deposit, no HUD, no $675/monthly, $475/de- pets, Keep up yard. references required. posit. Day/870-236-8704,nights 239-3943. /870-335-6250

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628 N. 6th St. 2BR, appliances furnished, no smoking, no pets, no HUD. $550/mo. $450 deposit. After 6 p.m. (870) 215-1657

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Crystal Cove area, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 living areas, 2,100 sq. ft., fully furnished. Catwalk overlooking lake. 2 minute walk to lake. One mile to Henderson Marina, new plumbing, roof, and wiring. $187,000. 972-0281, 761-3238.

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3019 Quail Drive full size washer & dryer, $1400 Monthly; $895 month, includes: 870-219-1018. utilities, cable, and internet. No HUD. 4904 ROCKPORT, Valley SPECIAL! 1751 W. Nettle- 870-819-6118 View Schools, 4 Bedton- 2/ 3 bedrooms, CHATEAU APARTMENTS rooms 2.5 bath, sunHUD OK. 870-933-7303. taking applications for room, no pet policy. apartments. Days $1450 month. 1 year 935-8378, n i g h t s lease. 897-1309 972-6637. HOUSE 3 Bedroom 1 Paragould Bath 3803 Fielder and 1 BR apartment Commercial Building $200/deposit, $450/rent, 4101 School St. 219-6185 utilities paid, CH/A, 805 Country Club Road. Call Paragould 870-240-4159. 2BR HOUSE for rent, lo2BR 1 BA apartment. cated by fairgrounds. $300/deposit $500/rent. $400/month. Kitchen appliances and 870-215-8500.

2113 Trinity Oaks, Jonesboro: 3 BR, 3 1/2 Baths, eat-in kitchen, DR, office, bonus room, walk-in attic, covered patio, landscaping, sprinkler system, 2 new heat/ air units, hardwood, carpet & tile. Approx 2368 sq. ft.

Recently updated with fresh paint, new carpet, stainless steel kitchen appliances, remodeled master bath, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, 2 car garage, fenced backyard, landscaping, 16x30 storage building, and asphalt drive. $122,500. 870-933-8813.

1918 AGGIE, 1 BR 1 BA, utilities and washer/ dryer included. $475 month. 316-1353

2 BR 1 BA duplex, 906 S Culberhouse B, carport, W/D, dishwasher, fridge, stove. No pets/ HUD. $600 monthly, deJonesboro posit and lease. #3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths, 935-4053 3503 Michelle Cove, 2 BR/ 1 BA, all utilities $750. 931-8449 furnished, $575 month. 1901 East Johnson. 2 BR/ 2 BA, den, hardwood floors, 1200 Jef316-1353 ferson, $850, No HUD/ BONO/ JONESBORO 1- 3 Pet policy. 919-4971 Bedroom Apartments $375- $675/ month 3 BR 2 BA, Valley View Houses 2- 4 bedrooms Schools, Maple Valley Some HUD Accepted. S u b d i v i s i o n , $1,050 Some based on income. monthly and deposit. Some pet friendly. Absolutely NO pets or 336-0112 J. A. Whitley In- smoking! Call 931-4044 vest., LLC BRAND NEW! 2 bedroom 4 BD/ 2 BA Executive 1 bath, 1 car carport, home. Available July 1st.

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AVAILABLE JULY 1st: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Country Setting/ City Convenience- Bono. Newly remodeled. $800 Jonesboro monthly, $200 deposit. 1 & 2 Bedroom- Utilities 870-926-7267 paid, no pet policy. University Apartments, BROOKLAND SCHOOL 2314 Stallings/ Jones- District, new 3 BR 2 BA, boro. 870-578-6090, $775 monthly, $450 de870-578-8233, posit. 919-3579 870-588-5282 1 AND 2 bedrooms for COUNTRY LIVING, 2000 rent, unfurnished, with sq. ft heated 3/4 BR, 2 pool and playground. car carport plus 2 car detached garage on 870-931-1520 concrete slab, fishing 1 BEDROOM 1 Bath, sin- pond in front yard, Tech gle level, central loca- School, fresh well wation, utilities paid. $495 ter, city electric, apmonth. 870-935-7377. prox. 5 acres w/barn & shed. Bring your horse! 1 BEDROOM, 1 BathOption to buy!! Much $415/mo, all utilities inmore. Call 870-215-2969. cluded, 4607 East Nettleton, Jonesboro. ENTER YOUR 316-1353 PET'S PHOTO!

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Year Round Cabin 4 years old, 125 ft. on beautiful Spring River at Hardy, AR. Not in flood zone, city water, paved road, CH&A, fully furnished, low exterior maintenance, 2 BR, 1 BA, with room for expansion.

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(see the FREE AD box) POWER WHEELS Jeep or Fill out a form in our Hurricane with a REAL working radio. New CASIO CASH register office at 518 Carson tires and gearbox put 100.00 call 501-442-4991. St, Jonesboro AR. on last summer. $150. COMPLETE ELONGATED Hours are MondayCall 870-643-0148 white toilet, good conFriday 7:30- 5:30. dition, $25. Call Ads cannot be 870-932-0361 placed over the PROFORCE CROSSWALK phone. 325x exercise machine, CONTENTS OF wood crafting shop for sale HEAVY DUTY Kenmore $50. Call 870-268-1124 including tools and washer & dryer. Will wood. $2000. C a l l handle large loads. Ex870-573-6586 o r cellent condition. $175 QUEEN SIZE Restronic 870-565-5250. for pair. 870-935-1720. Mattress & Box Springs A WINNING MEMORY! CORNER SINK with fau- Please leave message if $75. 870-933-9876 Preserve that Special no answer. cet, $100. 935-5799 day! Reprints of pubC A B I N E T HOLLISTER/ AMERICAN SATIN IVORY wedding lished or unpublished D I S P L A Y C a l l Eagle men's small dress, 2 years old, size photos are available $ 1 0 0 . 0 0 clothes bundle: 11 1 0 / 1 2 , now at our web site: 501-442-4991. $150. polos, 6 t-shirts, 1 pair 870-926-4934 www.jonesborosun.co ENTER YOUR of jeans, 2 pair of m in our Photo Gallery PET'S PHOTO! shorts; all for $200 OBO. under Features Call us The Best Pets Under Text 870-219-4494 at 935-5525 or email us The Sun- It's a fundSCHWINN ADULT 29 inch at photo@jonesbororaiser for the Northeast KENMORE USED built in bike, needs new tires, sun.com for more inforAR Humane Society. electric range and oven, $50. (870)761-1576 mation. Cost to enter is $10 and $100. Call 870-268-1124 ADMIRAL DRYER, less proceeds go to the than 5 months old, like NEAHS. The winning 13 KING SIZE black Empress S E V E N T E E N PANEL new, $250. Leave mes- pets will be featured in Garden comforter, bed round pin. Six feet high. sage if no answer, will the 2012 Best Pets cal- skirt, 2 shams, round ta- Large, high gate. Very blecloth and topper, deliver. (870)530-4735 endar. Mail or bring and 3 pillows: $150 cash sturdy. $300 or best ofyour entry to The Sun fer. (870)316-8413 AMANA REFRIGERATOR only. 275-7534 or enter online at with ice maker in the www.jonesboro KING SIZE comforter set door, white, side by sun.com tan in color with match- SLIDING PATIO door unit, side 300.00 obo call ing pillow sham and $150. 935-5799 501-442-4991 bed skirt and curtains, AVAILABLE TO the pubwill sell for $35. Call lic: Newsprint roll ends. 870-897-5318 Only $0.40 per pound. Great for packing, ship- ENTRY DOOR And Jam KING SIZE comforter with bed skirt, pillow ping, school projects, 6 panel, Steel shams, matching curcrafts, pets. Stop by the ALL kinds of Produce Burgundy tains, bought from Jonesboro Sun office at AVAILABLE NOW! 36" x 80" JCPenny's, $40. Call 518 Carson St. 870-931-1872 $25.00 870-897-5318 870-404-1396 BATH TUB sliding glass LARGE STORE front cabiCall between doors, $25. 935-5799 net with shelves great SOLID DINING room ta7am-5pm BEAUTIFUL BEVELED Mirfor cashier or storage ble with 2 chairs 50.00 ror, 3ft 10in x 6ft 8in, 125.00 obo c a l l obo. 501-442-4991 FILE CABINET, office $50. Call 870-530-6930 501-442-4991 chair, truck ladder rack, BEAUTIFUL BEVELED Mirand 400 antique bricks: LARGE, RED round pen ror, 3ft X 6ft, $50. Call for sale. Very sturdy. TRAMPOLINE NET with $50. Call 219-6185 870-530-6930 $400 OBO. (870)316-4581 p o l e s , new, $50. GE DOUBLE oven like 935-5799 BEAUTIFUL WEDDING LIGHTED DISPLAY Cabinew electric with midress, with veil, tiara, $125.00 Call crowave $250.00 call n e t ring bearer pillow, small 501-442-4991. 501-442-4991 purse, $250. Can e-mail WEDDING GOWN, worn pictures, c a l l FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERA- LIKE NEW patio blinds, one time and has been $25. 935-5799 TOR, $250. 530-2227 870-219-4549 cleaned. Asking $250. 870-761-9786 or email BLUE FLORAL couch G A S S T O V E , $200. LOT OF girls husky half size clothes. Most have kimgroom02@gmail.co $50.00, call 501-442-4991 530-2227 never been worn. Win- m

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NEW 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, 2250 sq ft at 610 37th Street. No pets. $500/deposit, $1500/rent. Call 870-215-2293

Habitat For Humanity has a 3 bed / 2 bath Home for Sale located at 439 Drake St. Jonesboro. Applicants are required to meet several criteria to ensure success. Be a US citizen or legal residents, Have lived or worked in the city limits of Jonesboro for at least 1 year, Prove steady income that falls within the minimum / maximum limits-depending on household size, Invest sweat-equity hours in the building process or volunteering for the local Habitat affiliate, Make an affordable down payment, Make timely mortgage payments, Pass Criminal background checks. Please call 870-933-1660 for more information and to leave a message to request an application.

VERY NICE 8 mo. old, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage. Hidden Trace St. by Reynold's Park. $975/mo., $500 deposit. No pets. Call Bob Wells at 239-2438.

Condominiums 0625 for Rent

RIDGEPOINTE, FURNISHED 2 BR/ 2 BA, $1,500 mo., 1 car garage, storm shelter, screen porch. Unfurnished 2 BR/ 2 BA, $1,280 mo. Carroll Caldwell, Coldwell Banker VCI. 931-8233.

Business 0670 Places/Offices #1 3 Three major shopping centers, Jonesboro. 870-972-6042

LOOKING FOR a new OFFICE A N D Retail house? Visit us at Space- 500 to 5,000 sq. www.jonesborosun.co ft. Starting at $350 per m "Find a Home" month. Please call PRETTY H O M E in 870-275-4223. Grubbs, great neighborOFFICE SPACE for Rent. hood, C/H/A, brick, 1000-5000 sq. ft. avail- 3 bdr. 1-1/2 baths on 3 lots,storm cellar, 2 able. 870-935-3006. storage bldgs. small Jonesboro rental on property oc1350- 375 sf Retail of- cupied, chain link fence fice/ Beauty shop. surrounds property. 3915 East Nettleton, $ 6 0 , 0 0 0 , call 935-4398. 870-512-8979 1500 ft Building plus 1 HOUSES acres, paved parking, S E V E R A L auto, detail & auto sales. 1450-1800 sq. ft., 3 bedGreat location. Parker room, 2 bath, Nettleton Road, beside Putt- Putt Schools. We take trades. Golf. $1,200 monthly. 243-1298, 931-8048. 870-919-4065. Jonesboro 3/2.5, OPEN plan w/boMobile Homes nus room. Must See. 0675 for Rent 2533 sf, Close to ASU. BAY- 3 Bedroom, 1 304 University. $202,640. bath- Private fenced lot, 870-243-4976. range, refrigerator, $350 NEW 3/ 2, Valley View, month, $200 deposit. Thousands under ap870-930-8483, praisal, $145,500. 870-919-4186 219-1760

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0832 Motorcycles

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Office or retail space for rent 850 sq ft. Grecian Plaza in Paragould across from Lowes 870-476-2822

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Monuments/ 0793 Cemeteries PARAGOULD ARK: Greene County Memorial Gardens: Garden of Devotion section 2 cemetery lots; $500 each, must be sold as a set. (636)677-8692

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

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

870-932-6883

0804 Boats for Sale

2006 MAXUM 2000 SR3. $20,000 firm. 870-351-2117

2008 Big Bear Venom Custom Chopper Less than 100 miles S&S Engine, Baker 6 Spd. Trans. Black & Silver Paint Never Titled, Beautiful Bike Ready to Ride or Show New MSR over $27,000 $17,500 870-926-4842

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0734 Lots & Acreage

Access Cab Limited, 2WD, 227k miles. Good condition. $5,250

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2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300

‘99 Ultra Classic Harley Davidson

4 slides, 2 AC & Furnaces, .330 Cat Engine Allison, 6 spd Transmission, Dbl. Door Refrigerator, Freezer w/ Ice Maker, 32” Flat Screen TV, Roof Sat., Queen Bed, W/D Combo, Almost New Tires, 4 New Batteries, Excellent Cond, 46,137 miles $64,000 870-926-4842

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$0 DOWN Rent to own, 2/ 3/ 4 Bedrooms, each on 1 acre lot. 870-935-7525 DOUBLEWIDE HOUSE Trailer for Sale. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. in Hardy, AR at Spring River Beach Club Headquarters. $35,000. Call Joe at 870-530-2618 Shown by appointment.

708-B Windover, Jonesboro

Commercial/ 0754 Office ATTRACTIVE OFFICE/ retail spaces for lease in Rockingchair Village. 870-239-4358

2002 Ford F150 Supercab Lariat FX4. 115k miles. 5.4 liter Triton V-8. Front Bucket Seats. Leather Loaded. Excellent Condition. $10,750 870-931-8676

Ext. Cab, 75,000 Miles, 2WD, Burgundy, Tan Interior, Very Clean, New Tires!

$11,500 870-897-2645

0832 Motorcycles

1998 XL1200 Sportster

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Lots of extras, low miles, great shape. $3,950

870-316-4019

2006 Ford F150 Supercrew

Power everything! Tan Interior, bed cover, 2wd, great condition. 100k miles. $14,700 OBO

1992 FORD VAN V8, LWB, New transmission, good cold air conditioner, runs good & looks good. $2,215 870-483-5428

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1990 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE Nearly Perfect!! 90,580 Two Owner Miles.

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NOTICE: THE Sun does not have the opportunity to fully 77,871 Miles Runs Good- Drives Good investigate the credibility of each advertiser Great Gas Mileage appearing within this section. Many of these $3,000 ads are selling lists that CALL 870-972-0705 you may be asked to If no answer, leave message send money for. If an offer sounds "too good to be true", it probably 2001 N E O N , white is. Proceed with caution 4-door, 9 8 K . IF you are asked to send 870-236-3858. money, give a credit card number, or your bank account number. If you have any concerns about an advertiser, please contact: Better Business Bureau of Arkansas 501-664-7274 Convertible with hard top. 12521 Kanis Road 29,000 miles. Excellent Little Rock, AR 72211

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE SECOND LIEN BONDS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: A meeting of the Board of Directors of Westside Consolidated School District of Craighead County, Arkansas was held at Westside Consolidated School District, Craighead County, Arkansas on the 22nd day of June, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. All members of the Board had due notice of the time and place of said meeting, and the purpose thereof, and a quorum consisting of the following members were present: Alan Oldman, Shannon Davis and Josh Cureton After consideration, the Board approved a motion as follows: "The Westside Consolidated School Board authorizes Stephens Inc. to file an application with the State Board of Education to issue second lien bonds in the estimated amount of $925,000 for the purpose of adding classrooms to the Elementary School and cost of issuance and underwriter's discount allowance. Any remaining funds will be used for other capital projects and/or equipment purchases." BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WESTSIDE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS By: Alan Oldman, President By: Darren Harpole, Secretary

Foreclosure 0970 Notices

COURT OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS WESTERN DISTRICT, PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: JACK SE King Cab, 63k, HOLLINGSWORTH, de5.6 v8, power w/d, ceased NO. PR-2011-147 sliding back glass, NOTICE OF APPOINTtowing package. MENT OF EXECUTRIX $ Last known address: $14,300. 4502 Finn Rd., Jones59,000 miles, All Org. from Dealer boro, Arkansas Inc. Body Kit & Computer Chip, Date of Death: April 7, Extra Clean, Well Taken Care Of, 2011 6-speed 4 cyl., Leather, Sunroof, An instrument dated 2011 GMC Sierra, 4wd, 4 July 29, 2010 was admitSport Pedals. door, $31,000. ted to probate on May 870-919-4028. 31, 2011 as the Last Will of Jack Hollingsworth, Sr., deceased, and the undersigned has been appointed Executrix thereunder. A contest of the probate of the Will can be affected by filing a Petition 2005 Toyota Avalon only within the time proPearl White with vided by law. Tan leather interior. All persons having claims against the es68k miles, Excellent tate must exhibit them, Condition, Inside duly verified to the unand Out. Great Gas dersigned within three Mileage! (3) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. However, claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice, or for Nonthey shall be forever Subscribers barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. By: Carol Hawkins, Executrix 4502 Finn Rd. Jonesboro, AR 72404 $15,900 This Notice first pub870-578-7940 lished on: June 23, 2011 Second Publication LOOKING FOR a Car, Date: June 30, 2011 Truck, Van, RV Motorcy- Return to: cle? Visit us a t Dennis Zopler, Attorney www.jonesborosun.co 915 S. Main St., Jonesm "Find a Vehicle" boro, AR 72401

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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.

HOUSE F O R sale. 3BR/2BA 2,300 sq. ft. Storage building, barn, Homes for five acres, natural BOAT AND Camper re0710 Sale spring and all electric. pair. Certified technicians. All models wel(573) 344-7110. -FREE SERVICE, Wonder comed. CAMPTOWN R.V. what your house would AND MARINE Lake/River/ sell for? Call Mike Childs 0728 870-268-0033 Resort Remax Real Estate NEAR NORFORK Lake - 3 974-7352. Recreational BR, 2 BA, 2000 sq ft 3 BEDROOM 1 Bath, home, Energy Efficient, 0816 Vehicles Bono- $450 plus deMotivated Seller! Only posit. Lease with option 2002 Gulfstream 41 ft. $94,900. Camp & Assoc. to buy, owner financing 870-404-2339 Yellowstone Quatro available with down payment. 727-389-5137.

870-932-3562

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

Antique Licensed. 106,950 Miles. Runs Good, Drives OK. Some Ice Storm Damage $6,500 Will Consider Offers

2004 Ford F150 2001 Supercrew TOYOTA TUNDRA

14FT CARAVELLE Bass boat and trailer, 55HP 8000 miles, Excellent Condition Chrysler motor, motor $6000 OBO guide, foot control Call 870-239-9186 trolling motor & fish finder. $499.99 after 5:00 p.m. 870-273-4249 leave message

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1 AND 2 Bedrooms, starting at $200, de- FOR SALE by owner 2600 posit, no pet policy. sq. ft. 4BR, 3BA home for sale on 2 acres of 870-930-8137 land. 35X35 insulated $18,500 Paragould workshop, hardwood 1999 Pro Sports 870-809-0995 2 & 3 BR in Paragould. floors, cherry cabinets, Bay Style Boat $300 and up. No HUD, granite countertops, Auto/Truck 19 ft. - 140 hp Suzuki Outboard no pets. 870-335-5073. sprinkler system, secuMagic Tilt Galvanized Trailer 0848 Parts & rity system. All for just HOUSES AND Mobile $260,000. Located at Marine Radio, Compass, Boat Cover Accessories Homes also NEW mobile 3601 Hwy 34 West Para100% Wood Free Hull homes for rent in MarVAN SEAT, $50. 935-5799 gould. Please call 798 Hummingbird SI Combo maduke. 236-0164, 870-335-5148 for more Sport Utility 597-1217. $6,250 0856 information.

3800 SQ. feet, 5BR, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, full basement with 2nd kitchen. Hwy 34 E, Marmaduke. $159,900. 870-450-6104.

0868 Cars for Sale

2005 CHEVROLET

1997 Chevrolet Suburban

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY for rent, great location off HWY 412. Call 479-927-2235 for more information.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICES, Rhine Building utilities included, $200-$300-$500, 236-7673

Trucks for 0864 Sale

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 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 successors 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 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 July 21, 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

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 June 30, 2006, Freddy Kimbrough and Myra Kimbrough executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Home123 Corporation; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded July 5, 2006, at Book 2011, Page 4807 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


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The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the 1040 Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any Hearn Street, Blytheville, Arkansas time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to an72315 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE other day, time and place certain SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLO- without further publication, SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE upon announcement at the time FRONT DOOR OF THE MISSISSIPPI and place for the sale set forth COUNTY COURTHOUSE OR, IF above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RETHEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT SPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE W&A No. 154-155486 FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUS- WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. TOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CON- 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 DUCTED. This sale is subject to all mat- (501) 219-9388 ters shown on any applicable re- Deanna Dorrough (2008152) corded plat; any unpaid taxes; Agent for Mortgagee any restrictive covenants, ease- For more information regarding ments, or setback lines that may this foreclosure sale, visit be applicable; any statutory WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general rights of redemption of any gov- information call 501-224-5239 ernmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encum- MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT brances as well as any priority AND INTENTION TO SELL created by a fixture filing; and to YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF any matter that an accurate sur- YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACvey of the premises might dis- TION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU close. The sale held pursuant to this WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DENotice may be rescinded at the FICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY time. The right is reserved to ad- BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. journ the day of the sale to an- THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A other day, time and place certain DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBwithout further publication, TAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH upon announcement at the time PURPOSE. and place for the sale set forth This Instrument Prepared by: above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASCASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL SOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RE- Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, ArSPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on December 7, 2006, W&A No. 154-155486 Jessica Swain and Greg Swain exeWILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. cuted a mortgage conveying cer1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 tain property therein described Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 to The Mortgage Source, Inc.; and (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, said mortgage was Deanna Dorrough (2008152) duly recorded December 12, 2006, Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding as Instrument No. 200611499 in this foreclosure sale, visit the real estate records of Greene WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general County, Arkansas; and 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 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 July 18, 2011, at or about 2:30 P.M. at the Greene County Courthouse in Paragould, 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 Greene County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: BLOWN-IN ATTIC insulaThat part of the North Half of the tion. Call 870-476-0074 Southwest Quarter of the Southeast of Section 13, Townfor Quarter free estimate. ship 17 North, Range 5 East, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said tract, run thence South along the right of way of State Highway Number 135, 315 feet; run thence East 420 feet to the true point of beginning, run thence North 315 feet, run thence West 140 feet, run thence South 315 feet, run thence East 140 feet to the true point of beginning. Also, that part of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 17 North, Range 5 East, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said tract, run thence South along the right of way of State Highway Number 135, 315 feet; run thence East 280 feet to the true point of beginning, run thence North 65 feet, run thence West 56 feet, run CROWELL COMPLETE thence South 65 feet, run thence HOME REPAIRS East 56 feet to the true point of beginning. 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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 December 7, 2006, Jessica Swain and Greg Swain executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to The Mortgage Source, Inc.; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded December 12, 2006, as Instrument No. 200611499 in the real estate records of Greene 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 July 18, 2011, at or about 2:30 P.M. at the Greene County Courthouse in Paragould, 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 Greene County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: That part of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 17 North, Range 5 East, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said tract, run thence South along the right of way of State Highway Number 135, 315 feet; run thence East 420 feet to the true point of beginning, run thence North 315 feet, run thence West 140 feet, run thence South 315 feet, run thence East 140 feet to the true point of beginning. Also, that part of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 17 North, Range 5 East, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said tract, run thence South along the right of way of State Highway Number 135, 315 feet; run thence East 280 feet to the true point of beginning, run thence North 65 feet, run thence West 56 feet, run thence South 65 feet, run thence East 56 feet to the true point of beginning. More commonly known as: 1300 West Unity Road, Paragould, Arkansas 72450 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE GREENE 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 PARTS SERVICE Repair without further publication, On Major Brand, Lawn & upon announcement at the time Garden Equipment/ and place for the sale set forth above. TERMS OF SALE for ARE Used THE equipment CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL sale. TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&AM-F No. 355-195144 8-5, Sat. 8-12 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211availPick Up/ Delivery (501) 219-9388 able. Angela Boyd (2008-250) Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding 2918 Wilthis foreclosure sale, visit low Road, Jonesboro. WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 AR 870-802-1220.

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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 July 7, 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: Lots 7 and 8, Block 5, Marsh Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 1040 Hearn Street, Blytheville, Arkansas 72315 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. 154-155486 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Deanna Dorrough (2008152) Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239

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2006, Jay Calvin Parnell, Jr. and Tyler Wren Parnell 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 Simmons First Bank and Simmons First Bank's successors and assigns; andWHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded September 20, 2006, at Book 1237, Page 430 in the real estate records of

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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 Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on June 30, 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: Lot 31A of Replat of Lot 31 of Southview Acres, Jonesboro, Arkansas, as shown by plat recorded in Plat Cabinet C page 123, subject to Bill of Assurance recorded in Mortgage Record 364 page 522, and Amendments recorded in Deed Record 370 page 194, Deed Record 374 page 386 and in Deed Record 553 page 476 at Jonesboro, Arkansas, and to easements as shown on recorded plat, together with an ingress/egress easement along the West 35 feet to Lot 31B of Replat of Lot 31 of Southview Acres, Jonesboro, Arkansas, as shown by plat recorded in Plat Cabinet C page 123. More commonly known as: 1013 West Lawson 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 CON-

feet to an iron pin; thence North 29 degrees 48 minutes West 290.0 feet to an iron pin on road right of way; thence North 29 degrees 48 minutes West 25.0 feet to spindle in road; thence South 84 degrees 09 minutes West 150.0 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.0 acres, more or less, excluding county road. Tract II: A part of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section Twentry-Two (22), Township Seven (7) North, Range Three (3) East, Cross County, Arkansas, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the West line on old fence line in the East Half (E 1/2) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) , and the center of county road, thence along road North 73 degrees 30 feet 00 inches East 368.5 feet, thence North 82 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 120.0 feet, thence South 89 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds East 211.6 feet, Thence North 87 degrees 04 minutes 00 seconds East 266.7 feet; thence North 84 degrees 09 minutes 00 seconds East 150.0 feet, along the North line of the Martin property recorded in Book 264, page 504 of the records of Cross County, Arkansas, thence South 29 Degrees 48 minutes 00 seconds East 25.0 feet along the East line of said Martin property to the Point of beginning; thence South 42 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds East 109.20 feet to a point; thence South 13 degrees 44 minutes 40 seconds East 89.37 feet to a point on the East line of said Martin property; thence North 29 degrees 48 minutes 00 seconds West 192.31 feet along the East line of said Martin property to the Point of Beginning, containing .11 acres more or less, subject to utility easement along West boundary of Tract 3-A, utility easement to be relocated along new property line (Resubdivision of Original Tract 3, McLain property) More commonly known as: 232 County Road 734, Wynne, Arkansas 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. 436-203474 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

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DUCTED. 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 RE- MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT SPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF W&A No. 436-157937 YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACWILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. TION. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND (501) 219-9388 AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY J.P. Sellers (2009232) BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. Agent for Mortgagee THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A For more information regarding DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBthis foreclosure sale, visit HYPER- TAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH LINK "http://WWW.MYFIR.COM" PURPOSE. WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general This Instrument Prepared by: information call 501-224-5239 Robert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, ArAND INTENTION TO SELL kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF WHEREAS, on May 22, 2006, MiYOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACchael W. White, II executed a TION. mortgage conveying certain IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU property therein described to WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND First Home Mortgage, Inc.; and AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY WHEREAS, said mortgage was BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. duly recorded May 26, 2006, as InTHIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A strument No. 06-1908 in the real DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OB- estate records of Poinsett TAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH County, Arkansas; and PURPOSE. WHEREAS, default has occurred in This Instrument Prepared by: the payment of said indebtedRobert M. Wilson, Jr. WILSON & AS- ness and the same is now, thereSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill fore, wholly due, and the owner Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arand holder of the debt has rekansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 quested the undersigned to sell WHEREAS, on March 24, 2010, the property to satisfy said inSonja Gail Martin and Gary Martin executed a mortgage conveying debtedness; and certain property therein de- WHEREAS, there may be tenants scribed to Mortgage Electronic that claim an interest in the real Registration Systems as nominee property herein based upon said for CitiMortgage, Inc. and Citi- tenancy. Mortgage, Inc., successors and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is assigns; and hereby given that the entire inWHEREAS, said mortgage was debtedness has been declared duly recorded April 19, 2010, as In- due and payable, and that an strument No. LR-2010-0885 in the agent of Wilson & Associates, real estate records of Cross P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by County, Arkansas; and virtue of the power, duty, and WHEREAS, default has occurred in authority vested in and imposed the payment of said indebted- upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, ness and the same is now, there- on June 30, 2011, at or about 10:00 fore, wholly due, and the owner A.M. at the Poinsett County and holder of the debt has re- Courthouse in Harrisburg, Arkanquested the undersigned to sell sas, offer for sale certain propthe property to satisfy said in- erty hereinafter described to the debtedness; and highest bidder for cash, free from WHEREAS, there may be tenants the statutory right of redempthat claim an interest in the real tion, homestead, dower, and all property herein based upon said other exemptions which are extenancy. pressly waived in the mortgage, NOW, THEREFORE, notice is said property being real estate hereby given that the entire in- situated in Poinsett County, Ardebtedness has been declared kansas, and being more particudue and payable, and that an larly described as follows: agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by Lot 5 in Block A of Southcross Advirtue of the power, duty, and dition, Phase I to the city of Truauthority vested in and imposed mann, Arkansas, as shown on plat upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, of record in plat envelope 267 A.More commonly known as: 117 on July 7, 2011, at or about 10:15 A.M. at the Cross County Court- Jennifer Street, Trumann, Arkanhouse in Wynne, Arkansas, offer sas 72472 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLObidder for cash, free from the SURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE statutory right of redemption, FRONT DOOR OF THE POINSETT homestead, dower, and all other COUNTY COURTHOUSE OR, IF exemptions which are expressly THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY waived in the mortgage, said KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, property being real estate situ- THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT ated in Cross County, Arkansas, THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE and being more particularly de- FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONscribed as follows: Situate in the County of Cross, DUCTED. State of Arkansas: This sale is subject to all matTract I: ters shown on any applicable reA part of the Southeast Quarter corded plat; any unpaid taxes; (SE 1/4) of Section 22, Township any restrictive covenants, easeSeven (7) North, Range Three (3) ments, or setback lines that may East, Cross County, Arkansas, be applicable; any statutory more particularly described as rights of redemption of any govfollows: ernmental agency, state or fedCommencing at the intersection eral; any prior liens or encumof the West line on old fence line brances as well as any priority in the East Half (E 1/2) of the created by a fixture filing; and to Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) and any matter that an accurate surthe center of county road; vey of the premises might disthence along road North 73 degrees 30 minutes East 368.5 feet; close. The sale held pursuant to this thence North 82 Degrees 30 minutes East 120.00 feet; thence Notice may be rescinded at the South 09 degrees 05 minutes East Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any 211.6 feet; thence North 87 de- time. The right is reserved to adgrees 04 East 266.7 feet to the journ the day of the sale to anPoint of Beginning in the center other day, time and place certain of county road; thence South 29 without further publication, degrees 48 minutes East 25.0 to upon announcement at the time an iron stake; thence South 29 and place for the sale set forth degrees 48 minutes East 290.0 above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE feet to an iron pin; thence North CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL 84 degrees 09 minutes East 150.0 TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE REfeet to an iron pin; thence North SPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. 29 degrees 48 minutes West 290.0 W&A No. 436-203967 feet to an iron pin on road right WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. of way; thence North 29 degrees 48 minutes West 25.0 feet to spin- 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 dle in road; thence South 84 de- Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 grees 09 minutes West 150.0 feet to the point of beginning, con- (501) 219-9388 taining 1.0 acres, more or less, ex- J.P. Sellers (2009232) cluding county road. Agent for Mortgagee Tract II: A part of the Southeast Quarter For more information regarding (SE 1/4) of Section Twentry-Two this foreclosure sale, visit HYPER(22), Township Seven (7) North, LINK "http://WWW.MYFIR.COM" WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general Range Three (3) East, Cross County, Arkansas, being more information call 501-224-5239 particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the West line on old fence line in the East Half (E 1/2) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) , and the center of county road, thence along road North 73 degrees 30 feet 00 inches East 368.5 feet, thence North 82 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 120.0 feet, thence South 89 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds East 211.6 feet, Thence North 87 degrees 04 minutes 00 seconds East 266.7 feet; thence North 84 degrees 09 minutes 00 seconds East 150.0 feet, along the North line of the Martin property recorded in Book 264, page 504 of the records of Cross County, Arkansas, thence South 29 Degrees 48 minutes 00 seconds East 25.0 feet along the East line of said Martin property to the Point of beginning; thence South 42 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds East 109.20 feet to a point; thence South 13 degrees 44 minutes 40 seconds East 89.37 feet to a point on the East line of said Martin property; thence North 29 degrees 48 minutes 00 seconds West 192.31 feet along the East line of said Martin prop-

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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. 436-203967

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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 HYPERLINK "http://WWW.MYFIR.COM" 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 May 11, 2007, Drew Barker and Rita Barker 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 Simmons First Bank and Simmons First Bank's successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded May 16, 2007, at Book 1282, Page 152 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 Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on July 7, 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 North Half of Lots 3 and 4 of Block A of Earl Kiech's First Addition to the City of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, as recorded in Plat Deed Record Book 48, Page 219, in the office of the Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder less and except the following described property; Begin at the Northwest Corner of Lot 4 of Block A of Earl Kiech's First Addition aforesaid; thence North 89 degrees 50 minutes East along the North line of Lots 3 and 4, 83.0 feet; thence South 0 degrees 02 minutes West 5.5 feet; thence North 89 degrees 01 minutes West 68.5 feet; thence South 89 degrees 50 minutes West 14.5 feet; thence North 0 degrees 02 minutes East 4.1 feet to the point of beginning More commonly known as: 4601 E Highland 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 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. 436-204059 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, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on October 29, 2002, Mary Cherie Ponder Clark and Gregory S. Clark a/k/a Greg Clark executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Simmons First Bank; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded November 5, 2002, at Book 942, Page 601 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 Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on July 14, 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: Lot 6 in Block A of Rankin's Oak Forest Eighth Addition to the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas, as shown by Plat in Plat Cabinet B page 81, Subject to Bill of Assurance in Deed Record 416 page 361 and to easements as shown on recorded plat. More commonly known as: 1808 Ellen Drive, 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.

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: Lot 6 in Block A of Rankin's Oak Forest Eighth Addition to the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas, as shown by Plat in Plat Cabinet B page 81, Subject to Bill of Assurance in Deed Record 416 page 361 and to easements as shown on recorded plat. More commonly known as: 1808 Ellen Drive, 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. 436-204502 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

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cuted a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Wells Fargo Bank| N.A.; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded May 24, 2005, at Book B-81, Page 688 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 June 30, 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: Lot 8-B in Block 14 according to Replat of Block 14 and Plat of Blocks 24 & 25 of the Town of Wilson, Arkansas, by James B. Seitz, C.E. dated May 20, 1967 and shown on Replat and Plat of record in Plat Book 4, Page 131, Circuit Clerk's Office, Osceola, Mississippi County, Arkansas.More commonly known as: 7 Lake Drive, Wilson, Arkansas 72395 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. 72-107198

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 April 16, 2007, Wesley Anderson, Sr. executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Simmons First Bank; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded April 23, 2007, at Book 1276, Page 200 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 Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on July 21, 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: Lot 14 in Block D of Gregory’s Subdivision Phase I as shown by Plat Cabinet C, Page 90 at Jonesboro, Arkansas, subject to Bill of Assurance recorded in Deed Record 611 Page 112, and to easements as shown on recorded Plat. More commonly known as: 4713 Gregory Cove, 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 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. 436-210242 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, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on May 20, 2005, Henry C. Hill and Laura M. Hill executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Wells Fargo Bank N.A.; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded May 24, 2005, at Book B-81, Page 688 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 June 30, 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: Lot 8-B in Block 14 according to Replat of Block 14 and Plat of Blocks 24 & 25 of the Town of Wilson, Arkansas, by James B. Seitz,

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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) Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit HYPERLINK "http://WWW.MYFIR.COM" 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 March 1, 2001, Elijah B. Williams and Leola Glass executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to John W. Logan, as Trustee, in favor of Logan Finance Corporation; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded March 2, 2001, at Book 6-14, Page 193 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 Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on July 7, 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: Lot Nine (9), Block Two (2), East End Development, a subdivision carved out of part of the NW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 15 North, Range 11 East, according to plat in plat book 3, page 27. More commonly known as: 405 Stemac, Blytheville, Arkansas 72315 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 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. 72-157972 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

Foreclosure 0970 Notices 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 May 25, 2005, Charles P. Wynne, Jr. a/k/a Phil Wynne and Mary Kathleen Wynne executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc. and Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc.'s successors aand assigns; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded June 9, 2005, at Book B-82, Page 207 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 July 14, 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: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY SITUATE IN THE CITY OF OSCEOLA, COUNTY OF MISSISSIPPI, AND STATE OF ARKANSAS, TO WIT: TRACT 2: LOT 15, BLOCK NUMBER 2, CHARLES KENNEMORE ADDITION TO OSCEOLA, MISSISSIPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. More commonly known as: 700 West Washington Avenue, 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. 72-119503 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Deanna Dorrough (2008152) 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, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on May 31, 2006, Billie F. West executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting as a separate corporation solely as nominee for Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc. and Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc.'s successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded June 2, 2006, at Book 2011, Page 1717 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 July 7, 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 15, Block 12, Fairview Heights, a Subdivision to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 904 Hickory Lane, Blytheville, Arkansas 72315 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. 72-122969 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Deanna Dorrough (2008152) Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239

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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 January 8, 2010, William Joseph Hayse and Angela Danette Hayse 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 February 3, 2010, at Book 1450, Page 333 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 July 7, 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: Lot 17 of Oak Subdivision, Second Addition of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 14 North, Range 4 East, Craighead County, Arkansas, as shown by plat in Plat Cabinet "B" page 109 at Jonesboro, Arkansas, subject to Bill of Assurance in Deed Record 459 page 655 and to easements as shown on recorded plat. More commonly known as: 263 County Road 705, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401-0896 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. 72-199304 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 December 7, 2005, John Hughes, Jr. and Pamela Hughes executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to New Century Mortgage Corporation; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded December 14, 2005, at Book 1184, Page 786 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 Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on July 21, 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: Lot 11 in Block D, of Woodridge Place Subdivision, Phase III, Jonesboro, Arkansas, as shown by plat in Plat Cabinet C, Page 162, Subject to Bill of Assurance recorded in Deed Record 585 Page 432, and to easements as shown on recorded plat. More commonly known as: 1133 Sandino Drive, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401-8763 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 fed-

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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. 72-122969 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Deanna Dorrough (2008152) Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239

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upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on July 21, 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: Lot 11 in Block D, of Woodridge Place Subdivision, Phase III, Jonesboro, Arkansas, as shown by plat in Plat Cabinet C, Page 162, Subject to Bill of Assurance recorded in Deed Record 585 Page 432, and to easements as shown on recorded plat. More commonly known as: 1133 Sandino Drive, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401-8763 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. 72-202116 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Deanna Dorrough (2008152) Agent for Mortgagee For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239

Foreclosure 0970 Notices

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 March 2, 2005, Reynaldo Garcia and Sandy Garcia executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to James R. Pender, as Trustee, in favor of 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 deed of trust was duly recorded March 10, 2005, at Book 1126, Page 436 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 July 7, 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 following lands lying in Craighead County, Arkansas. Lot 14 in Block "E" of Robindale Addition to the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas, as shown by plat in Deed Record 123 at page 89, subject to Bill of Assurance in Deed Record 144 at page 296 and to easements as shown on recorded plat. Being the same property conveyed to Reynaldo Garcia and Sandy Garcia, husband and wife by Deed from Bert N. Hargett and Willadean Hargett, husband and wife recorded 03/14/2002 in Deed Book 622 page 971, in the Office of the Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder of Craighead County, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 106 West Easy Street, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401-1520 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. 72-209777 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

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