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Terry Laws, left, and Scott Fogg listen to the pre-tournament talk before heading out to play in the 15th annual Ralph Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament, aka The Ralph, played Monday at the Forrest City Country Club. The tournament attracted 27 four-person teams including the teams of Laws, Fogg, Richard Benson and Frank Adams. The Ralph benefits the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Eastern Arkansas. Photo by Fred Conley

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