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Orion Oaks baseball fields getting new dugouts, courtesy of local boys scouts



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April 18, 2012 - By the start of the upcoming season, the baseball fields at Orion Oaks Elementary will have new dugouts. The project is being spearheaded by local boy scout Nicholas Klaus, 17, of Lake Orion.

Klaus, who is pursuing Eagle Scout status, will be managing the project, with plenty of help from Oxford/Orion Troop 108. The first step will be the pouring of cement at the two diamonds, creating a solid floor for all four dugouts.

Klaus presented his plan before the Lake Orion Youth Baseball League (LOYBL) board at its April 10 meeting. The board unanimously pledged its support of Klaus' project and lauded him on his community activism.

Deadline drawing near on $1,000 scholarships for college-bound seniors

Each year, LOYBL awards four $1,000 scholarships to college-bound, local high school seniors.

To be eligible for one of these scholarships, applicants must live in the Lake Orion school district, be a senior with confirmed college plans and have participated in LOYBL in some capacity, either past or present. Each applicant must complete a 500-word essay about sportsmanship.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded at www.loybl.com. All applications must be postmarked by May 11 to be eligible for consideration.

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