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Treat your family to BBQ and Chicken plate after church today and help a good cause. Plate lunches available at the Harrelson Farm headquarters. Proceeds will assist with travel expenses for the Bladen County Pre-Majors baseball team as they head to Louisiana for the World Series Dixie Youth baseball tournament that begins play Saturday, July 27. Serving time from 1 p.m. until … for a donation. Harrelson Farm headquarters is on located on US 701 south of NC 242 intersection between Sampson Bladen Oil office and the NC Highway Patrol station … on the left as you travel from Elizabethtown toward Clarkton..

It’s been a good year for several Bladen County Dixie Youth teams. Congratulations to all.

County Commissioners meet Monday, 6:30 p.m. in the Bladen County Courthouse. …. Regular semi-monthly meeting and it’s open to the public.

The US mail service is busy delivering political slicks … both parties and all headed for the trash can at our house.

Received notice that Bryan Martin, former Elizabethtown Planning Director and for the past 5 years a staff person for the late Congressman Walter Jones, has a new role. He begins Monday with “Her Majesty’s Ministry of Defence at the British Embassy.” I assume in D.C.

A reminder, final round of the British Open is underway.

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod, my shadow does that much better.” Plutarch

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” David Tyson Gentry

“Friends are the family you choose.” Jess C. Scott

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