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Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Congratulations to Sam Boger, retired East Bladen basketball coach and teacher.  The Bladen County Board of Education recently voted to name the gym at Elizabethtown Middle School (formerly East Bladen) in his honor.  Coach Boger coached teams enjoyed much success over the years at the site.  His teams won 18 conference championships, he was named Coach of the Year 16 times and one of his teams won a state championship.  Prior to that he had a very successful career at Bladen Central School as JV basketball coach.

On the topic of sports, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers begin play this season in a new stadium and according to supporters and team officials, tickets are going fast.  The team will play this season at Segra Stadium, downtown Fayetteville as a member of the Class A Carolina Baseball League, as an affiliate of the Houston Astros.  The team played the past couple of years at Campbell University as the Buies Creek Astros while the new stadium was under construction.

Bladen County Commissioners met in Kelly last night, maybe a first for the board.  I recall years ago there was an effort to have meetings rotate throughout the county.  Didn’t take long for that idea to get ‘shot down’.  The Board has met at various times at different locations, kind of a scaled down version, but never in Kelly that I recall.  Sounds good but difficult task for staff and board.

Today is the first day of Spring.  It has snowed later than March 20 in Bladen County, not much and not often.

‘Bout to think anytime, day of night is a good time for a nap when you reach a certain age.

Won’t be long before the landscape will change as temps rise, green grass will spring forth.

Ever see a deal too good to pass up on TV?  Call, can’t speak to anyone, all questions are designed to sell more than you care for and you realize you have provided a credit or debit card and you are at their mercy.  Once is a life time learning experience.

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.  Bern Williams

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.  Zen Proverb

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.  Henry Van Dyke

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