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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingBladen County is losing a good public servant. Was a little disappointed that Cris Harrelson announced his resignation Monday, as Bladen County Human Services Director. Brunswick County announced later he had been hired in a similar position….He served Bladen well. Not difficult to understand the move….In Bladen, the salary range for the Health Director is $59,628 – $75,529. In Brunswick the range is  $87,419 – $113,646.

Harrelson, a Bladen County native….has 20 years experience…..Another example of a poor, rural county losing good help because of low pay….Salary may not be the only reason….but can’t overlook the difference. We wish him the best….

Bladen County’s population is 35,000. Brunswick’s is 115,300. Brunswick tax value is listed as $25 billion, Bladen is $2.6 billion….

My favorite day of the week is Thursday….get-together with siblings tonight…..and all six will hopefully be present tonight….

Found the results of Punt, Pass & Kick (PP&K). The year…1980…sponsored by Elizabethtown Optimist Club.

8 year olds
Mathew Hardee
Jason Mathews
Mac McClure

9 year olds
Scott Ussery
Darrell Lesane
Kevin Gaylord

10 year olds
John Schultz
Clarence Smith
McQueen Campbell

11 year olds
Jeff Sasser
Craig McDuffie
Mark Hester

12 year olds
Robert Heath
John Britt
Maurice Hammonds

13 year olds
William Martin
Dave Smith
Joey Schultz

Some very successful young men listed….and their success began early in life.

Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent. Carl Sandburg

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James

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