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Archive - Jun 21, 2006

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Nicholson chosen for ‘Showcase’

Approximately 130 players from regions stretching from the midwest to the East Coast will be participating in the 15th annual event that is hosted by six different major league organizations.
Nicholson will be among nine players from Louisiana included on the regional team that also covers Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida and will carry the name of the sponsoring San Diego Padres.
Other big league clubs who will represent regions at the “Showcase” include the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds.

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Peach Fest heads to Dixie

• At 10 a.m Saturday, KNOE television personality and co-host of “Good Morning Ark-La-Miss” Randy Prewitt will be inside the Dixie signing and selling copies of his and wife Debbie’s cookbook “Flavors of the Ark-La-Miss.”
• From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, the North Louisiana Art Council’s Piney Hills Gallery will have its grand re-opening in the Dixie lobby.
Paintings, jewelry and crafts by local artists will be on display.

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Wanting barbecue even more

I was able to attend several festival events, most of which offered food, and it was my own oversight that deprived my tastebuds of the festive fare.
The celebration kicked off Wednesday afternoon with an opening ceremony, old fashioned church service and watermelon feast. I arrived at the beginning of the ceremony and stuck around snapping pictures of the service until the heat drove me under the tent and, coincidentally, right next to the watermelons.

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Storms down trees, knock out power

Spokesman Jim Pesnell said approximately 200 Entergy customers lost power.
“The outages began about 4 p.m., and we had everyone back up by about 7 p.m.,” Pesnell said. “Most of the outages were caused by lightning striking fuses; we didn’t have any feeders knocked out.”
Pesnell said the main area that was affected seemed to be from Ruston to Dubach to Bernice, along U.S. 167.
“All of our damage was confined to the U.S. 167 corridor,” Pesnell said. “We had some lightning in the Choudrant area, but no damage.

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