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Macclenny hosting district softball All-Stars, boys on the road

Taylor Crews pitches.

Taylor Crews pitches.

The area’s best Little League baseball and softball players are competing against each other in District 11 All-Star tournament action.

Macclenny’s Minger Fields are hosting all the tournament’s soft ball games, which got underway June 29. A Saturday morning thunderstorm delayed the start and made for wet conditions, but the weather didn’t dampen enthusiasm.

A giant crowd filled the bleachers and lined a kaleidoscope of colored lawn chairs along the fences as the grounds keepers re-groomed the field after the downpour.

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Illusionist entertains children at summer reading program

The Great Loudini.

Children’s illusionist Louie Mabrey (left), also known as the Great Loudini, entertained and educated a large group of children at the Woman’s Club the morning of June 25 with tricks, word games and comedy as part of the Emily Taber Library’s summer reading program.

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‘Shifting sands’ of Oldcastle

Dear Editor:

Weathermen and sand miners. I’ve always asserted that if you wanted to hear a good falsehood to just listen to a weatherman’s report.
Seems of late one could also listen to sand mining companies and/or their representatives. Or better yet, read their propaganda conveniently mailed to us.

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