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Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.comHope your Easter holiday was fun, lots of family time together … About the best attendance I recall in years at Wesley’s Chapel, the church we attend … Very good service … Children dressed up for the occasion and special singing … And it was special.

Checking today’s weather forecast for Bladen County, NC … 80% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 66. Winds could gusts in the 18 mph range. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Tonight, chance of rain decreases to 30% with a low around 42. Tuesday, sunny with a high near 67 and windy.

We need the rain … Farmers busy … it’s plantin’ time…

Big winners in sports … Jordan Spieth won the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament in South Carolina … in a playoff … defeated Patrick Cantley … 1st place paid $1,440,000 … 2nd place $872,000. Former ECU golfer Harold Varner III had a good week, finished tied for 3rd, winning $330,857 and Mathew DeSmith, who has Bladen County connections, tied for 12th. Collected $140,667.

LPGA played in Hawaii, H.J. Kim was the winner … Top prize was $300,000.

Kyle Busch was the NASCAR winner … followed by Tyler Reddick and Joey Logano.

Did you watch any football action this past weekend? The United States Football League played … 3 games and one is scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening. Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh, televised on FSI.

Bladen County Commissioners meet tonight, 6:30 p.m. in their meeting room, 1st floor of the courthouse…

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” Pablo Neruda

“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.” Virginia Woolf

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson

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