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Little league season kicks off with jamborees

By Staff
Signs of the arrival of spring are popping up all around us.
The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and everything is starting to turn green again.
Another sure sign that spring is upon us will be evident on Saturday when the 2005 Russellville Little League season gets underway with jamborees at the Lee Complex.
Nothing evokes pleasant images of renewal and youthful exuberance quite like seeing children enjoying themselves on a baseball or softball field. Watching kids play the game takes us back to a time when we were younger and less burdened with the cares of this world.
It was a time of shiny new bats, crisp uniforms and caps, old, beat-up gloves and two free items at the concession stand after the game–maybe even a trip for ice cream if you won.
It seemed like everybody used to play Little League, but kids these days have far more entertainment options available to them. Television shows, video games, and the Internet keep kids occupied for hours on end–and keep them inside, away from the much-needed exercise and exposure to the outdoors that Little League fields can provide.
Little League is a way for kids to have fun playing baseball and softball, but it also can be a useful teaching tool.
Kids can learn the value of teamwork, practice, commitment and always giving your best effort.
So head over to the Lee Complex on Saturday if you get the chance. Spring has arrived, bringing Little League with it!

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