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J.B. Webb — Smaller lakes are a bass option

Tuesday night my friend Rickey Toth called. I had asked him Monday if he could go fishing Wednesday and he said yes, probably; he makes great decisions. When you haven’t been used to getting up at 4:30 a.m. for a long time it takes a little more effort to get out of bed. We got a new mattress and it and I have become best friends.

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The Wedding Expo
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Bells 10U baseball champs

The Bells Panthers 10U All Star team won the junior division North Region State Tournament last week in Texarkana. Four players were awarded individual awards over the weekend. Preston Carter, Grady Waldrip, Cooper Smith, and JJ McKinney all received the “Nickel Hits” award for 5 hits in a row. Cooper Smith also received the “Home Run Award” for an over the fence home run and the “Nickel Strikes” award for 5 strikes in a row. The team will travel to Kilgore this Friday and Saturday to play the South Region champions for the overall state title.

J.B. Webb — Life has always included fishing

With bass fishing less than good,and that’s saying something positive about it, the high lake level is driving me crazy as I can’t begin to reset our dock until the water goes down. I got bored and compounded and waxed my boat and trailer. Looks so good now I don’t want to go fishing and mess it up.

NFL is out of excuses on domestic violence

Greg Hardy’s suspension for domestic violence was reduced by an arbitrator to four games from 10, seemingly another case of the NFL’s arbitrary and inadequate disciplinary process. The truth is, Hardy’s case sets up the first true test of the league’s promise to get serious in punishing players who commit acts of violence against women.

SOSU’s Farmer is Good Works nominee

Southeastern Oklahoma State junior wide receiver Kaymon Farmer has been announced as a nominee for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to helping others and making a positive impact on their communities.

Celeste baseball gets lights

Thanks to a grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and continued efforts by the Jordan Casey Wright Foundation, the Celeste baseball team will have lights for its field — something the program has been trying to add since 1999.