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Thoughts While Shaving for February 16

A little of this ‘n that….

Polls in Bladen County will be open this afternoon … first time in my memory Sunday voting has been allowed. … Cast you ballot from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at polling locations in Bladenboro, East Arcadia and Elizabethtown.

Daytona 500 set for today. Ricky Stenhouse and Alex Bowman begin on the front row … 50 years ago, Pete Hamilton won the race driving a blue Petty Enterprise Plymouth Superbird…

Did you know? Total U.S. household debt reached a record $14.15 trillion at the end of the year after increasing by $193 billion, or 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the Fed’s Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit. According to Equifax credit data, “total household debt is now nominally $1.5 trillion higher than the pre-recession peak of $12.68 trillion in the third quarter of 2008. (whatever all than means)

Looking for a job? According to news reports, help is needed to work in the census gathering business…

Coronavirus is proving to be a deadly disease … in many countries around the world. … So far, not as bad in the U.S.A.

Bladen County Commissioners 50 years ago…1970.
J.S. Singletary of Clarkton
Edd Nye of Elizabethtown
Carl Suggs of Bladenboro
Madison Lewis of Garland area
B.E. Carroll of Dublin

Weather for Bladen County today … 30% chance of rain, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55 … tonight, a 40% chance of rain, low around 44. Tomorrow, (Washington’s birthday) … Partly cloudy, with a high near 64 and a gentle northeast breeze … around 5 mph.

Families are like fudge, mostly sweet, with a few nuts.

Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber.

It’s frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

robert g hester

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