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Thoughts While Shaving for December 5

The annual Christmas Light Show is ongoing at Lu Mil Vineyard … Thursday – Sunday this week from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 person, ages 5 and under free. Maximum of $100 per vehicle. … Country buffet from 5 to 9 p.m. for $12. Call ahead for more info … 910-876-5485.

Big parade thru downtown Bladenboro on Saturday, and you are invited to enjoy BBQ immediately afterward. The Trooper Kevin Conner fundraiser will be held at the Bladenboro Fire Department. Plates will be $7 each and proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund set up to assist high school seniors in Bladen and Columbus counties. Trooper Conner was a Bladenboro native and a member of the Bladenboro Fire Department for several years before becoming a trooper … he and his family moved to Columbus County. He was killed in the line of duty over a year ago.

Hope you will check other events in the area.

Lots of activity this past Monday at the Bladen County Board of Elections, the first day of filing for political office. … This must be quiet time … nothing going on. … No complaining about government if you aren’t willing to participate.

East Bladen girls basketball team on a roll … nothing really new, but the fact they do it year in and year out is amazing. Congratulations to players and staff.

So, what are your thoughts about the firing of Ron Rivera, now former coach of the Carolina Panthers? He was terminated earlier this week after 9 years on the job. Impressed with comments by players and acquaintances. … Wish him well. … The new owner apparently has a pocketful of money and a strong desire to field a winner.

In D.C., the show goes on … either for or against … no middle ground.

Most people don’t think I’m as old as I am until they hear me stand up.

If you see me talking to myself, I’m having a staff meeting.

I asked my wife if I was the only one she’d been with. She said yes, all the others were nines and tens.

robert g hester

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