Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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The second annual Frisco Fest 5K/mile run is set for May 22 at 7:30 a.m. for the mile run and 8:00 for the 5K run at the San Francisco Plantation in Garyville. Entry fee is $12 before 1, $15 after. Ages 12 and under are free. Race amenities include a custom t-shirt, food, cold beer, free admission to browse around the fest featuring crafts, food and entertainment. For an application and more information, contact Beverly Oubre at 985-535-7159.


The second annual Tour De’d5San Francisco bike run is set for May 21 at the San Francisco Plantation in Garyville. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m with an 8:00 start. Lunch will be served at 11:00. Your $20 entry fee for the 25-mile race includes a t-shirt, drinks and meal. For more information and an application, contact Beverly Oubre at 985-535-7159 or Aleisha Accardo and Kim Fontenot at 985-535-2341


The Miss-Lou Classic baseball tournament will be held May 21 and 22 in Vidalia. The tournament will offer five ages division of play (8U machine pitch, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U).

Entry fee is $200 with a three-game guarantee. To enter or for more information contact Glenn Carroll at 601-597-1797 or William Barnes at 601-446-6122.


The River Parish Hawks, the River Parishes’d5 currently undefeated semi-pro baseball team will play the Dorseyville Dodgers this Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. The game will be held at East St. John High School in Reserve. Admission is $4. For more information, call Alvin ‘d2Peter’d3 Brown at 504-462-4178.


The Southwest Louisiana Rifle and Pistol Club, in cooperation with the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk is pleased to announce that a Civilian Marksmanship High Power Rifle Clinic and Match will be held on May 28-29. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. and will be conducted at Range 23 located on Mill Creek Road, Fort Polk. A driver’d5s license or other official picture ID will be required to enter the military reservation. Junior shooters without identification may accompany properly identified parent or guardian.

The clinic will consist of classroom type instruction on gun safety, proper marksmanship techniques with the AR-15 rifle and target scoring. After a short break, the participants will move to the 200-yard line and fire a 50-round match with the AR-15 rifle. Completion of the clinic makes shooters with State Association Membership eligible for the CMP M1 program and qualified to shoot in future High Power Matches.

It is an excellent for a father and son/daughter event. The cost of the clinic and 50-round match is $45 for adults and $25 for juniors. The Louisiana Shooting Association will provide ammunition and rifles.

Shooters that own their own M-1 Garands, M1A or AR-15 rifles may participate in the clinic at reduced cost but must provide their own ammo, ball only, no AP or tracer allowed.

An 80-round National match will be held on May 29 at Range 23 for classified shooters. Shooters must provide all their own equipment and ammo. Squadding for the match begins at 7:30 at the 500-yard line. Cost of the match is $20 for adults, $10 or juniors.

To find Range 23, enter at the Main Gate, follow Louisiana Avenue to Texas Avenue. Take a left on Texas Avenue and follow to Mill Creek Road. Take a right onto Mill Creek Road, follow to MP checkpoint. Range 23 is 500 yards past checkpoint on the right.

For more information, call Steve Florich at 337-531-0134 Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30, Mike Breedlove at 318-357-0183 after 6:00 or Roland Cote at 337-238-3145 Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.