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Thoughts While Shaving for July 11

Some of America’s greatest business folks, men and ladies, are farmers. They deal with the good and the bad and keep on farming. They also may be some of our biggest gamblers. Planting seed, along with fertilizer, using expensive equipment, and hope and pray for a good crop.

Dixie Youth playoff activities continue, and more on the way. New baseball tournament beginning Saturday in Clarkton. Pre-tournament activities Friday evening.

Summer Sounds Concert series, 6 p.m. today at Cape Fear Farmers Market featuring ‘Cool Heat.’

A reminder of the Christmas in July lunch Friday at the Powell-Melvin Ag Center, a salad lunch for just $5. Has been a much anticipated event for years. Serving time is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Filing deadline for municipal elections continues. If you live in any of Bladen’s towns and complain about anything related to governance, this is the time to file and tell your story. Service to others is what it’s all about.

Stay abreast of local activities … Google … Cape Fear Winery, Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve, Lu Mil … on a regular basis for activities in the area. Not the only ones, but prominent locations for fun and frolic. And, White Lake is a great place to be in the summer time.

Bladen County population in 2018 was 33,190, down from 35,181 in 2010. 21.8% were over the age of 65 and 5.1% under the age of 5 years.

“By improving health, empowering women, population growth comes down.” Bill Gates

“Immigration is one of the leading contributors to population growth.” Paul Watson

“I’m not sure the least educated members of the population are missing out on the advances in medical technology as much as they are adopting harmful behavioral habits that shorten their life.” S. Jay Olshansky

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