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How many kids can get into one tree? At least four. These kids appear more interested in doing that than watching any baseball or softball played recently at the Palestine Sports Complex. The tree, split into four different trunks, stands just inside the main gate to the complex and seems to always attract children. The tree will more than likely be full again this weekend as the complex hosts the Class AA East Regional baseball and softball tournaments for a second straight year. Photo by Fred Conley.

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Council approves entry fee at FCity’s sports complex - The Forrest City City Council on Tuesday approved a list of recommendations from the council's budget committee, which includes a new fee for entry into the sports complex for all youth and adult recreation league activities.

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