• 9:34 am Bladen County Board of Commissioners hold special meetings
  • 9:22 am Military pay raise and troop increase endorsed by Senate panel
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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving

Trinity United Methodist Men would like to invite one and all to their Annual Oyster Roast, Thursday (today) at the Church Activities Center, West Broad Street Elizabethtown. 2 seatings: 5:30-6:30 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM. Tickets are $40 per ticket. Menu consist of Clam Chowder, Boiled Shrimp, & Oysters. Contact the church office, Bladen Builders or Dickerson’s Pharmacy for tickets.

A reminder of the 30th Annual Martin Luther King Parade in Elizabethtown, Monday, January 15, begins at 11 AM. For more info, call 910-645-4995 or email abullock1951@gmail.com.

Star Communications is sponsoring a scholarship program to all 2018 area high school seniors. Deadline for applications is Monday, March 5, 2018. For more info email tpage@stmc.net.

Tar Heel and White Oak area friends of Jackie Singletary are sponsoring a BBQ fundraiser on February 17. He continues to have medical issues. Put the date on your calendar. More info as the date draws near.

And, planning begins soon on annual fundraisers by various local volunteer groups. Dates to be announced over the next few weeks.

Wish our political leaders could agree on something, anything for the good of our state and nation. Anyone thinking about what’s best for the USA and North Carolina?

Recently saw the following attributed to Warren Buffett, “The Seven Habits of Happy People”

1) Don’t show off
2) Talk less
3) Learn Daily
4) Help less fortunate
5) Laugh more
6) Ignore nonsense
7) No entitlement

To those I would add….

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others. Publius Syrus

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. Jean Paul Richter

The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it. Lord Bacon