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Good people should get in the limelight
(This is the second part of a two-part column that we’ve turned over to Jaynie M. McClain of Lonoke, whose cousin, Army Specialist Bobby West of Beebe, was killed May 30 in Baghdad at the age of 23. He was buried June 7 in Beebe as hundreds of Patriot Guard Riders protected the family from about 10 protesters from Kansas, who be-lieve God has punished America because it tolerates homosexuals.)

A relative looks back on funeral
We turn today’s column over to Jaynie McClain of Lonoke, whose cousin, Army Specialist Bobby West of Beebe, was killed on May 30 in Baghdad.












JUNE 28 , 2006

Joe Francis paints the wooden backdrop for the Jacksonville Patriotic Spectacular set for Friday at Jan Crow Stadium. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and include entertainment and fireworks.

Cabot looks to the future
IN SHORT: Candidates running for mayor of the second fastest-growing city in Arkansas share their ideas on how to support additional residents and their needs.

Growth to leave one city behind
IN SHORT: Cabot could pass Jacksonville in 10 years, Searcy and Sherwood not far behind. [FULL TEXT]

Sherwood agrees to second pay hike
IN SHORT: Sherwood city employees will be seeing larger paychecks at the end of July as the council passed a 2 percent pay raise Monday night. [FULL TEXT]

Audit by state
IN SHORT: Accounting irregularities discovered in an annual state audit spurred the Beebe City Council on Monday to hire Leonard Fort as the interim code-enforcement officer, replacing Alan Ridings temporarily. [FULL TEXT]

Firefighters help right headstones
IN SHORT: Jacksonville’s Bayou Meto Cemetery makes repairs and tries to figure out how to keep vandals away. [FULL TEXT]


Hal Crisco, assistant superintendent of the Beebe School District in charge of maintenance and transportation, stands in the trophy room of McRae High School.

Keeping the past alive
IN SHORT: Beebe Middle School enshrines McRae School’s former persona.

Kidfit classes at Martin Street Youth Center
IN SHORT: Martin Street Youth Center has summer fitness classes for kids

Rotary speaker discusses potential of dog park
IN SHORT: The president of the Jacksonville Dog Park Club discusses the advantages of a canine recreation area in Dupree Park. [FULL TEXT]


Gwatney Chevrolet is gearing up for the upcoming 4th of July Classic to be held at Dupree Park. The Chevy boys beat Morrilton 6-3 Monday.

Gwatney wins three of four
IN SHORT: The Jacksonville AAA team beat Morrilton 6-3 Monday night for its third win in its last four games. They will host the annual 4th of July Classic this weekend before beginning the final stretch of the regular season.[FULL TEXT]

Ex-Red Devil, Rebel transferring to UALR
IN SHORT: Former Jacksonville Red Devil basketball standout and Ole Miss Rebel Mike Smith is transferring to UALR. He and Ole Miss teammate Brandon Patterson (Altheimer) will sit out this season and begin play in 2007. [FULL TEXT]

Former head Hog gives talk in Cabot
IN SHORT: The winningest football coach in University of Arkansas history appeared before an enthusiastic crowd at the Cabot Rotary Club’s June meeting Monday.

All stars relish experience
IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills duo Raefe Jenkins and T.J. Fenton excel during the annual football classic in Razorback Stadium. [FULL TEXT]

Opinion: Searcy's Dacus coming on strong for Hogs
IN SHORT: Sometimes last spring it seemed Reggie Herring shorted the Razorbacks a scholarship. [FULL TEXT]

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Giving it all away
Warren E. Buffett, the shrewdest investor in history, has always been an iconoclast in the mercantile world. His uncanny and intuitive grasp of markets made him the envy of investors everywhere and often the object of their resentment.

Outstanding appointment
Dare we compliment President Bush on an appointment? Last week he nominated former Sen. David Pryor to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the nonprofit corporation that parcels some $400 million a year of federal funds among public broadcasting entities. [FULL TEXT]


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