These vets couldn't go to unveiling
___Uncle Albert Jonikas couldn't make it to the dedication of the World War II memorial over the weekend.
___ He's an 84-year-old veteran of the Second World War who saw action in the Pacific – Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa, which was near where the Japanese surrendered – but he doesn't get around much anymore. He's had health problems for some years now, and traveling to Washington from Melrose Park, Ill., where he lives with his wife, Rosalie, would have been too difficult for Uncle Al.

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Photos by David Scolli and Jon Parham

Left, American, POW-MIA and state flags flutter in the breeze during a Memorial Day ceremony in Cabot on Monday. Above, Ajay Story, a member of Pack 812 in Jacksonville, places a flag at the grave of a military veteran in the Chapel Hill Cemetery on Saturday in an effort to honor those veterans for Memorial Day. Ceremonies were held across the area and across the nation on Monday as Americans honored those who died in service to their country. Memorial Day was established as a national holiday in 1868 to pay tribute to those who died serving the natio

Family to sue over death
By JON PARHAM - Leader Managing Editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> The family of a man shot and killed by police after a high speed chase considers a lawsuit. ACLU disputeswhen deadly force is justified. [FULL STORY]

Survivors heal at memorial
Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Cabot residents join other passengers to unveil monument. [FULL STORY]

Kroger, Home Depot part of Cabot Growth
By BRANDY ANDREWS - Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> A 50,000 Square-foot grocery store is the latest large-scale development in Cabot, which continues to see rapid growth as national chains move into this lucrative market. [FULL STORY]

Base prepares for air show
By JON PARHAM - Leader Managing Editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> The annual event at Little Rock Air Force Base is expected to attract more than 100,000 for two days of fun. [FULL STORY]

Bruins Down Lookouts
By CHAD MATCHETT- Leader Sports Writer
___Giving isn't always better than receiving, especially in baseball.
___ The Sylvan Hills A Bruins were the recipients of several Cabot mistakes in their 7-4 win over the AA Lookouts in the semifinals of the North Little Rock Invitational on Monday.
___ The finals were a different story, as six errors by the Bruins paved the way to a 9-1 win for the AA North Little Rock Colts.


Jacksonville picks up win in Memorial Day tourney
Gwatney A team to host tournament this weekend

By RAY BENTON- Leader Sports Editor
The wins aren't yet coming in bunches, but the Jacksonville class A American Legion team has been competitive so far this season. The team took part in the North Little Rock Memorial Day tournament over the weekend and came home with one win in three tries.

Cabot duo trying to step it up
Gwatney 19-year olds hoping to impress college scouts

Leader Sports Editor


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