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Thoughts While Shaving for January 30

Thoughts While ShavingJanuary 2017 is slipping away.  February just around the corner and numerous meetings are planned.

Larrel Murchison is expected to sign a NCAA National Letter of Intent Wednesday that will determine where he will continue his education and football career.  The East Bladen and Louisburg grad announced earlier that he would be attending Ole Miss, however, since that time he has visited Texas and Georgia. 

Supporters of Elizabethtown Dixie Youth baseball will have their annual steak dinner and reverse raffle Friday afternoon and evening at Elizabethtown Primary School.  For info on tickets, call 910-876-4406.

Members of the Hickory Grove Volunteer Fire Department are holding their annual BBQ plate sale beginning at 11 AM Saturday at the fire station near the intersection of US 701 & US 210.  The plates are $7 each.

And, Lisbon Relay for Life committee will hold their annual Valentine Gala at the Elizabethtown Armory.  Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased from any Lisbon Relay for Life team member.

Saturday, another education course at Jones Lake Park.  This week, a Compass Course.  Space is limited, need to call 910-588-4550 for more info.

Fire danger is high today in Bladen and surrounding counties.  Not a good day for burning outside…dry with wind gust in the 20 to 30 MPH range.

Bladen is busy and BladenOnline is your source for all local info.

Casino Night at Cape Fear Vineyard was a huge success.  Play money and lots of fun.  Proceeds benefit Bladen Committee of 100 and Bladen’s-Bloomin’.

January Stats

Highest temperature   81 degrees   January 29, 1970

Lowest temperature    -3 degrees    January 21, 1985

Greatest Precipitation  2.84 inches  January 8, 1993

Greatest Snowfall      11.0 inches    January 14, 1912

February Stats

Highest Temperature   85 degrees  February 4, 1989

Lowest Temperature     8 degrees   February 12, 1973

Greatest Precipitation  2.91 inches  February 4, 1998

Greatest Snowfall        12.0 inches  February 11, 1912

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.  Anton Chekhov

No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.  Hal Borland

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

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