The City of Horseshoe Bend will have the Fall Clean-Up the week of October 8, on resident’s regular trash day.
Items not accepted during clean-up are: Hazardous waste of any kind, red bag medical waste, motor oil, auto batteries, paint in liquid form, freon filled components, construction materials (remodels, window replacements, add-ons, etc), and electronic materials such as computers television sets, etc.
Any questions, please call the Horseshoe Bend Water Department at 670-5885.

Linsey Boyd Morris, formerly of Brockwell, passed away September 12, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 74. Linsey Morris was born August 28, 1938 to Clarence and Dollie Sanderson Morris, the youngest of 16 children. Preceding him in death were his parents, one son: Linsey James Morris; four brothers; 11 sisters and two grandchildren.
Mourning his passing are: Mary Morris of Melbourne and their children: Marshall Morris of Oxford; five daughters: Nell Masters of Melbourne, Mary Sanders of Missouri, Annie Morris of Brockwell, Dolly Wood of Oxford and Sarah Vaile of Oxford. He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral service was held Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m. at Owens Cemetery under the direction of Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.
Pallbearers: Richard Crider, Buck Crider, Thad Crider, Sam Crider, Rodney Vaile and Robert Vaile.

David  Alan Beaver, 73, of  Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, was born on May 20, 1939, in Lisbon, Iowa, son of Everett Wilson and Doris Ann (Mason) Beaver  He passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012, at his residence.
David was united in marriage to Paula Gail McCollum on March 5, 1982, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He worked as an automobile mechanic and served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
David  is  survived by his wife, Paula Gail Beaver of Horseshoe Bend; two sons,  Paul David Beaver and Chris Alan Beaver of  Horseshoe Bend; one granddaughter, Paige Daniele Beaver of Horseshoe Bend, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and sisters.
No services are planned.  Arrangements by Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in Horseshoe  Bend.
Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Online tributes can be made at

Class 2A District Golf Runnerup: The Salem Greyhound boys, Cody Faulkner, Zach Foust, Jeremy Brown and Dillon York. Photo/Eric Lufkin

Photo by Eric Lufkin

Class 2A District Golf Champions: The Salem Greyhound girls, Savannah Henley, McKenzie Jewell, Kendra Pendergrass and Chloe Guiltner. After nine holes the girls’ day was over and Henley, Salem Senior, came out on top beating out all other girls from each school with a 52, earning her tournament Medalist honors with a medallion. Runner-up Medalist was also from the Salem team, McKenzie Jewell, who carded a 54.

The City of Melbourne is having their 22nd Annual Fall Community Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, October 6, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.
All sales held rain or shine.
The City of Melbourne will be preparing a list that will be available for pick-up at City Hall on Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5.
Please call City Hall with your name and location to be added to the list by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3. You may set you sale up at the Charles C. Miller Park. No sales will be allowed to set up in front of Fred’s Dollar General, Custom Cuts, The Bread of Life Bible Book Store or Home Town Market.
For further information you may call City Hall at 870-368-4215.

The Izard County’s 4-H program is asking friends and supporters to take a test drive at Freedom Ford in Melbourne, for a good cause on Saturday, September 29 to help the 4-H program earn up to $6,000.
For each test drive, Ford donates $20 to a specific charity for that day. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Freedom Ford, 901 E. Main Street, in Melbourne.
In addition, the dealership will be offering burgers at lunch and has hired a Nashville recording artist, The Ben Brand Band, to play, said Jack Yancey, one of Freedom Ford’s owners.

The Pacesetting Times weekly print edition, will have a Fall Home Improvement How To Guide supplement in the October 10 edition.

Advertisers, call 870-670-6397 to reserve your ad space. Deadline is Wednesday, October 3.

The Kiwanis Club of Horseshoe Bend sponsors Bingo every Monday night at 7 p.m. at Crown Point Recreation Center, 1530 S. Ivory Lane, in Horseshoe Bend.

AA meets every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Horseshoe Bend. For more information, call 870-373-0363.

A Youth Bowling League has started in Horseshoe Bend.

A few more youths are still needed to make this a successful league, so if anyone knows of someone under 18 that would like to participate, please have them contact Horseshoe Lanes at 870-670-5606. This league will be bowling at 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings at Horseshoe Lanes. This will be a Doubles League, with two bowlers on a team.

There will be a coach to help bowlers increase their skill level and parents are welcome to come and watch.

Brandi Leigh Holt, 26, of Violet Hill was arrested September 7 and charged with Delivery of Methamphetamine and Delivery of a Controlled Substance near a public park in Izard County.
Holt is accused of selling methamphetamine, during a controlled buy at the Oxford City Park.
Holt is facing similar charges out of Fulton County and is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility with bond amounts of $10,000 for Izard County and $10,000 for Fulton County. The arrest was a cooperative effort between the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force.

On Thursday, September 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be an Izard County Senior Health Fair, located at the Izard County Senior Citizens Center in Brockwell. The Baxter Regional Medical Center will have their Mobile Mammography Unit available. Please call Debra Osborn at 870-425-0700, or Latricia Weaver at 870-368-3243, to schedule your yearly Mammogram. (1) Bring Proof of Insurance. (2) Please arrive ten minutes prior to your appointment. (3) The Komen Foundation has a grant available to those who do not have insurance, or cannot afford testing. Note: If you are younger than 35, pregnant or breast feeding, ever had breast cancer, a mastectomy or implants, or problems with your breast, they you would not be a candidate for a screening mammogram on the mobile unit.

The Monty McCurley State Farm Agency in Melbourne, will be having a Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, September 28, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The event will take place at the State Farm Agency office in Melbourne at the Junction of Highway 9 and 69.
There will be free hot dogs, chips, and soda served and there will be lots of free give-aways including gas cards, groceries, oil changes, and State Farm memorabilia. Everyone is welcome so please come out and join us for a great time with lots of free stuff!
Please call Monty McCurley if you have any questions, 870-368-7870.

A man arrested August 13 for threatening a local school has posted bond and been released from jail last Thursday.
Jacob Morley, 22, of Salem was arrested for Falsely Communicating a Terrorist Threat against Salem High School.
Morley, a National Guardsman, allegedly told fellow soldiers that he would target Salem High School, killing as many students as possible to make the teachers suffer, if he decided to commit suicide sometime within the next five years.
Morley’s bond was reduced from $500,000 to $100,000, and he was released from the Izard County Jail on September 13.

by Eric Lufkin
Billy Brabon, of Oxford, has been racing the dirt oval track at North Central Arkansas Speedway, located in Yellville, every Friday night for nine weeks straight. “I’m having the time of my life,” stated Brabon, the life-long self-proclaimed racing fanatic.

This is Brabon’s first season racing. He has placed third three times, and recently placed second in the Hornet Division. When Brabon began racing, he tried a couple different dirt tracks. Once he raced at NCAS he has come back every week since. “I really like the track here and the people that run this place are great,” said Brabon.

The racing season at NCAS runs from April through October every Friday night. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors and military, and a family pack for $20 that includes two adults and all the kids you can bring. Kids 14 and under are free. Gates open at 6 p.m. and races begin at 8 p.m.

Brabon would like to thank his sponsors: Oxford Super Stop, S&L Automotive Fabrics of Melbourne, and the Chatterbox Café of Oxford.

On Sunday, September 2, the Horseshoe Bend Police Department, received a call reporting a possible death on Clarke Lane in Horseshoe Bend.
Sgt. Sonny Gerringer arrived on the scene at 8:14 a.m., and identified the deceased as Nicholas A. Bailey, age 32, of Franklin.
Izard County Coroner Eddie Howard pronounced Bailey dead on arrival. His body has been sent to the Crime Lab in Little Rock. There is no reported cause of death as of Monday, Sept. 10 according to Police Chief Fred Mitchell. Reports of Bailey’s involvement in an altercation at a local night club the evening before his death are currently under investigation.

by Eric Lufkin
Coach Harmon, ICC Cougar boys golf coach, hosted Melbourne, Salem, Mountain View and Mammoth Springs for match play at the Golf Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend, on September 7.
Cody Faulkner, Salem junior, teed up at hole 1 and got the match started. Group 1 for the boys were Faulkner, Chris Mosley, ICC senior; and Bradley Lamb, Bearkatz senior. The girl’s first group consisted of ICC’s Jordan Sherrell, Emma Cooper, Bearkatz; and Savannah Henley, Salem Greyhounds.
Lamb has been consistent throughout the season and didn’t disappoint that day. Lamb ended the day with a very respectful 36 and took home Medalist honors once again. Faulkner shot his best game of the season with a 38. Zach Foust carded a 45 for Salem. The Bearkatz boys had to share the spotlight with the Salem Greyhounds in their team efforts, as the two teams tied with 129 total strokes.
The Salem girls team won with a team score of 152. ICC girls were right behind them with a 154. Melbourne girls finished the day with 170. Girl’s individual Medalist honors were shared by McKenzie Jewell, Salem senior; and Allyn Irvin of Mountain View. They both shot a 46. Sherrell of ICC, carded a 48 and Kendra Pendergrass ended the day with 50.
Jewell and Henley are both seniors for the Hounds and they played on the team that went to 2A state tournament last year. Coach Tim Eckman of the Salem Greyhounds is in his first year coaching golf. Larry Brown, the long time Salem coach, has retired, but is still helping out this year.
ICC Cougars will be in the 1A District tournament, to be held at Cooper’s Hawk in Melbourne, on Tuesday, September 18. Salem will be in the 2A District tournament played at the Golf Course on Turkey Mountain on September 18.

The 2012 Horseshoe Bend Chamber Radio auction will be broadcast on The River FM 98.3. The chamber is accepting items to be auctioned, so if you have usable items that you would like to donate for the auction please drop off at the chamber office during normal hours of operation, located at the lower mall area, Horseshoe Bend, or call 870-670-5433.
The yearly auction is the main fundraiser for the chamber and the proceeds keep the chamber in operation. The funding helps the Chamber of Commerce sponsor events such as: Promoting Horseshoe Bend in advertising, Dogwood Days, 4th of July parade, fireworks display, Halloween Trunk or Treat, Santa at the Mall, Festival of Trees, and Christmas Toys for Kids.
The Radio Auction is going to be held October 15 through October 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly; and broadcast on FM 98.3.

ICC’s Seth McCurley is pictured with his winning livestock at the Izard County Fair. Photo courtesy of Margaret Yancey

Izard County Fair livestock winners are published in this week’s edition of Pacetting Times, Sept. 12. More winners will be published in the Sept. 19 edition.

U.S. Veteran Nicholas Allen Bailey, of Franklin, Arkansas, son of Rita White Bailey and the late Neal Bailey and grandson of the late Vernie Bailey and Barney Joe White, was born September 21, 1979 in Calico Rock. He departed this life September 2, in Horseshoe Bend, at the age of 32 years and 12 days.
Bailey was a 1988 graduate of Izard County Consolidated High School. He went on to attend college at University of Central Arkansas and Ozarka College. Later he was employed by Crown Point Resort in Horseshoe Bend. He was of the Assembly of God faith and a member of the Horseshoe Bend Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his mother: Rita White Bailey and Tracy Sanders of Guion; his paternal grandmother: Marie Bailey Walker and husband Maurice Walker of Franklin; his maternal grandmother: Walase White and husband Cecil White of Cave City; one brother: Dustin Bailey and wife Melanie of Boonville; two nieces and one nephew: Meghan Bailey, Hannah Bailey and Ethan Bailey; his maternal aunt: Judy Sanders and husband Lyle of Franklin; cousins: Nathan Sanders and daughter Lilly, and Alissa Sanders Foyt and husband Doug and daughter Izzy; maternal aunt: Sharon “Pop” McCormack and husband Ken of Cave City; maternal uncle: Joe White and wife Vicky of Cabot and paternal uncle: Lonnie Bailey and wife Trish of Ash Flat and a host of other relatives and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; one aunt: Sharon Bailey and his paternal and maternal grandfathers.
Graveside funeral service was Sunday, September 9, at 2 p.m. at Roberts Cemetery  in Franklin under the direction of Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Melbourne with Verlin Walker officiating.
Visitation was Saturday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Daniel Bohannon, Tommy Billingsley, Brandon Billingsley, Jonathan Williams, Brian Wiseman, Logan Delargy.

On Thursday, September 20, the Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce will host a dinner meeting at the Horseshoe Bend Fire Department Training Room at 6 p.m. Dinner will be BBQ pork with a bun, beans, coleslaw, dessert, coffee, and tea or water for $10.
Linda Collins-Smith, candidate for Senator of Arkansas, will be the speaker for this program.
All proceeds from this event will be for the benefit of the Horseshoe Bend Fire Department.

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