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Smith living a softball ‘dream’

In the spring of 2007, she was on Ruston High School’s first-ever Class 5-A Louisiana High School Athletic Association title-winning squad.
On Thursday, at high noon in Oklahoma City, Okla., she will be starting in the outfield for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in the 2008 College World Series.
The Lady Cajuns (51-13) will go up against No. 1 seeded Florida (67-3) in the first game of the national tournament that features a field of eight teams, all hoping to realize the dream of an NCAA title.
Smith has already realized a dream.

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Thankful for a quiet holiday weekend

They do so locally and around the state.
Memorial Day made May the most deadly month on Louisiana highways last year.
We worry when drawing up plans to admonish the community for safety that they are unheeded, like a mother reminding a teen of their curfew as they rush out the door to their post-graduation bonanza of choice.
Those mothers wait the night through, counting the minutes as time marches toward the designated curfew.
When the teen heeds his or her mother, coming home early or at least on time, safe and sound, there is seldom a greater joy for that worried adult.

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We all need instruction

My life as a “living room warrior” is a function of a mental block that I’m totally aware of but have refused to change. If I would pony up the money, nearly endless practice time and courage to give it what I know I can, I’d be a lot better as a bassist. Maybe even great.
The key, in my mind, is truly finding someone to look at the situation from the outside, critique it, and lead me down the correct path to learn all of the fundamentals required.

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Banjos, fiddles and songs on tap

A stage will be set up on the arena floor, and in case of rain, Driskill said the festival will go on. Concessions will be open and tents donated by Community Trust Bank will be set up for groups who want to gather at impromptu jam sessions on the grounds, which are entirely booked for the day. Inspired by their frequent trips to Mountain View, Ark., Driskill and Cooper said they want to emphasize more than just the stage show but also that
musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and perform on site.

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