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Checking schedule for Bladen County public schools, Board of Education meets Monday … open house on August 22 and students begin new school year, Monday, August 26.

Lu Mil Vineyard invites you to come pick your own bucket of grapes today, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. That would be after Sunday morning church and before p.m. worship services.

Monthly lunch meeting of the Chamber is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, noon at Goldston’s Restaurant, White Lake. Speaker will be Jim Godfrey, executive director of Mary’s Kitchen. He previously was director of the Shelby Chamber of Commerce and Kinston Chamber. His topic “What a good Chamber looks like!”. Cost is $9 per person and members and their guests are encouraged to attend.

Saw headline from Johnston County newspaper that ‘Johnston farm still crops its tobacco by hand’. My back began to ache. … Thoughts of yesteryear.

All preseason fall sports practice for Bladen County public schools are underway … temps in the 90s early part of week, dropping to mid 80s by Friday. And, pretty good chance of showers and thunderstorms several days.

New excuse for missing church: I was on my way to church and was almost there when I looked at my cell phone and it said “NO SERVICE” … so I turned around and went home.

Church sign: When gratitude becomes your default setting, Life Changes.

Church sign: Do you spend your time with God’s Book or Facebook?

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