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Welcome to NC Dixie Youth Baseball State Majors, players, coaches and supporters, to Elizabethtown … Hundreds will be in town this weekend for the playoffs … Division 2 opening ceremonies and games began yesterday … Division 1 play begins at 10 a.m. today and will continue all day long … We wish all well … but there will be a winner and some losers … One game that will be of special interest is the 8 p.m. game today, pits Elizabethown vs Bladen County.

We welcome all and wish the best … All games at Leinwand park in Elizabethtown … Other teams are coming from Columbus County, Robeson, Stanley and Pender County, Duplin and Hoke, Brunswick and Sampson counties … Hope I did not overlook any team … Welcome to Bladen County…

Visited Southeastern Carolina Crossroads yesterday … a fire earlier this week caused substantial damage to tools, tractors and other items … also, all the clothing that had been delivered for those who needed it was lost. They do have insurance, but may not cover the losses … Donations are welcomed … Drop off at Bladen Baptist office located at 108 Mercer Mill Road or at their location in the Bladen State Park … 1086 Susie Sandhill Road … Cash is welcomed … Their work with those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction continues … FBI has investigated fire, apparently an electical spark caused the damage.

We often hear complaints about this, that, or the other, much directed at government agencies … Had a compliment for one Bladen County agency recently … The Bladen County Animal Shelter … The comments were along this line … Karen Suggs and her staff (paid and volunteers) do a great job … it’s difficult work … working with animals … many unwanted, some dumped along the roadways or picked up, but the folks at the animal shelter take care of all … I am not a regular visitor, but was told when anyone goes by they are greeted by Stumpy, a cat … the official shelter greeter … Love to pass out compliments…

Welcome to all the lake goers this week … Welcome to Bladen and White Lake…

“Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring: ‘How to Build a Boat.” Steven Wright

“You know you’ve reached middle age when you’re cautioned to slow down by your doctor, instead of by the police.” Joan Rivers

“Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it.” Anonymous

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