04/25/2019
  • 11:43 pm Touchstone Energy Diamond Beach Softball Invitational: Whiteville 10, East Bladen 0
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Thoughts While Shaving

January has arrived and it is usually the coldest month of the year.  Our all time low temp for the month in Bladen County occurred on January 21, 1985 when the lows dropped to -3 degrees compared to all time low in February of +8 degrees.  All time high for January in Bladen County is 81 in 1970.  And by the way, our January record for snowfall is 11 inches in1912.

Don’t expect any record breakers today, but cold temps with highs expected to reach the mid 40’s.

In short, you wanted cold weather, your wish has come true, following the warmest December in many, many years.

And continuing with items related to the weather, we had about a foot more rainfall last year than the norm.

If you are willing to gamble with your money, tonight’s Power Ball winner will take home about $275 million.  The total prior to taxes is estimated to be about $450,000,000.  Governments win….taking in over $200 million and do not have to purchase a ticket.  (Wonder where government winnings go?) Your/my chance of winning is estimated to be 1 in 292,201,338.00. 2nd prize is 1 million and chances of winning are 1 in 11,688,053.  Feel lucky, go for it.  Your chance of winning, with or without a ticket, are about the same.  Suggestion, don’t bet the grocery money.

But for one or ever how many winners, it will have been a good investment.

Saw this recently, in fact saw in a couple of places.  Instead of causing chaos and rocking someone else boat, you need to row your own.

A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.

When there is a will, I want to be in it.

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