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Elizabethtown’s Dixie Youth team arrived safe and sound in Rustin, Louisiana and are preparing for game 1 against Alabama (Montgomery) tonight, 9 p.m., Bladen County time. The game is expected to be televised on HiCast Sports Mobile App in conjunction with JockJive Sports. Game may be free … not sure. HiCast is advertising a 7-day pass for $12.99.

Back home, supporters will be gathering at San Jose Mexican restaurant in Elizabethtown to watch the game. All are invited.

Weather in Rustin … high temps near 90, lows in the 70s and a 20% chance of rain.

All I know, I heard and read from someone else … Charlotte Smith and John Clark…

High school football practice is off to a good start for both Bladen County teams. John Clark reports about 50 prospects at East and West Bladen. First official game for both teams is August 23. West Bladen will host South Brunswick and East takes on Wallace-Rose Hill at East Bladen.

School is either underway or will be soon for all Bladen County students…

Bladen Community College graduated their largest class ever of Practical Nurses, 28 were pinned recently. Bladen Community College offers so much for youngsters and older students. Upgrade your skills in numerous fields of study at BCC. Call or visit for details.

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” Jim Valvano

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” Babe Ruth

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” Yogi Berra

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