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April 26th, 2014

Baseball great for bonding fathers, sons

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Baseball was special made for fathers and sons.
The grand old game progresses at a pace that grumpy folks might believe is too boring and slow.
But for fathers and sons, it’s absolutely ideal.
All the better to soak in the priceless bond that develops over the course of nine innings (or maybe even extra innings).
I have some fond memories of my dad taking me to the ballpark as a youngster.
In the summer of 1959, my parents took me to St. Louis to see the Cardinals play the Cubs.

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Lady Cougars reach quarterfinals

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Win over Sacred Heart moves Cedar Creek to matchup vs. Mangham
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VILLE PLATTE — Cedar Creek held on for an 10-7 win over Sacred Heart Friday in second-round action of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A softball playoffs, sending them to quarterfinals action at Frasch Park in Sulphur at noon Saturday when the Lady Cougars will take on Mangham.
The Lady Cougars started strong, scoring five runs on five hits in the first inning.
Sacred Heart countered with a pair of runs in the third inning by leading off with a single and taking advantage of a pair of errors by the Lady Cougars.

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Bearcats hold off Pineville

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Ruston High School finished the 2014 regular season baseball slate on a winning note Friday as the Bearcats defeated Pineville 2-1 at the RHS Baseball Complex.
The Bearcats finished the regular season at 21-11 overall and 13-1 in District 2-5A and should find out their first-round playoff opponent as the Class 5A playoff brackets are expected to be released today.
Class 4A and lower brackets are expected to be released Tuesday.

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G-Men win at Southern

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Yariel Medina (3) and the Grambling State Tigers split a doubleheader at Southern Saturday, winning 6-3 and losing 6-5. The teams will play the final game of the series at 1 p.m. today in a game that will be televised by Cox Sports Television.

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Tech golf team heads to C-USA championships

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Louisiana Tech’s golf team enters the postseason this week as the 2014 Conference USA Golf Championship tees off today at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, Okla.
The 14 C-USA men’s golf teams will play 18 holes per day on the East Championship Course, a 7,100-yard Pete Dye design, which also annually hosts the Oklahoma State Championships.
The three-day championship will be held through Tuesday. While every course the Bulldogs have played on this season has been a par-72 challenge, Oak Tree’s two courses both play to a par 70.

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Book sees special way of life eroding

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My career as a writer had its genesis way back in 1972 when Uncle Zeke from Beaver Creek was born on the pages of Homer’s Guardian Journal. I’d like to say I was the first in my family to see my articles published. I’d like to, but I can’t. My little sister, Linda Dupree, beat me to it. As a teen, she had her Just Ramblin’ column appearing weekly in the Winn Parish Enterprise a couple of years before Uncle Zeke made his appearance.

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TV series on life in delta to begin Wednesday

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Louisiana Public Broadcasting will broadcast the complete “Alive! In America’s Delta” series beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday with the premiere of the “Life on the Edge” episode.
The six-part series presents a behind the scenes look at Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) biologists, enforcement agents and technicians working to responsibly manage and protect the state’s abundant natural resources.
“LPB’s skilled production team has done a remarkable job showcasing our dedicated staff and the mission they serve,” said LDWF Secretary Robert Barham.

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Fatal crash in Union Parish

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At 6:20 a.m., Friday troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 15 north of Louisiana Highway 549.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 26-year-old Richard Stanley of Farmerville, was traveling south on Louisiana Highway 15 when it crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2014 Freightliner 18-wheeler, driven by 35-year-old Cedric Williams of Vicksburg, Miss., that was traveling north on Louisiana Highway 15.

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Optometrists endorse HM 1065, SB 568

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I am writing in support of HB 1065 and SB 568, companion legislative bills that will give patients greater access to quality eye care in Louisiana.

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Keeping busy, finding some Godly wisdom

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As I look out my window, I see storm clouds gathering. We have a tornado watch. Here’s hoping it blows over, but I thought I’d better do this now just in case it gets really rough.
Tomorrow evening is my deadline, but I am going to be super busy all day tomorrow and tomorrow evening, so want to get ahead of the game.
How’s this schedule for a 93-year-old?

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