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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving

Today is Good Friday, 2018.  Most governmental offices are closed, call ahead.

A new major league baseball season is officially underway as of yesterday.  Remember when the season began with a single game.  First time I recall all teams scheduled to play the first day.

From the “I did not realize department”!  17% of all North Carolina workers are engaged in ag relate jobs.  Farming is an $84 billion business, the #1 industry in the state.

Numerous Easter related celebrations are planned for Sunday, including a cantata, ‘We Shall Behold Him’,  at 11 AM and 7:30 PM at E-town Presbyterian Church.

The latest census indicates Bladen County’s populations dropped from 35,194 in July 2010 to 33,478 in 2017.  A loss of 1,715 or nearly 5%.  Other counties in the area also saw a drop, including Robeson, Sampson and Scotland.  So what’s the big deal?  State and federal allocations of varies type funds are determined by population.

Looking back, the population of Bladen has grown little over the years.
Year       Population
1800        7,028
1900      17,677
1950      29,703
2000      32,278

Just because you have an opinion on something doesn’t mean you have to share it.  Don’t pop off all the time.  Learn the wisdom of controlling your tongue.  Steve Gaines quote shared by Rev. Warren Hill

Sponsors are needed for the upcoming White Lake Water Festival.  Contact Dawn Maynard at the local Chamber of Commerce.

One final reminder of the 8th annual Jones Lake State Park Easter Event, Saturday, March 31 from 11 AM until 1 PM.  Egg hunt begins promptly at 11 AM.  Numerous other fun events, admission is free.  Today (Friday) is the last day to register. Call 910-588-4550.

Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.  Janine di Giovanni

Easter is the only time of the year when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket.

Bunnies are cuddly, the large and the small, but I like chocolate ones the best of all.

robert g hester

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