06/23/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While ShavingWe are living in interesting times … hear that often, and do not disagree…

Bladen We Care Annual Golf Tournament is fast approaching … Wednesday, June 21, 2023, and this year it will be held at River Landing Golf Course … 280 golfers will tee-up for a 9 a.m. start. Response has been great. Coca-Cola and Smithfield are major sponsors of this year’s event, but so many more have stepped-up pledging their support. Winners will be area residents who are falling through the cracks of our healthcare system. Other winners are young folks interested in becoming a nurse … Bladen We Care sponsors scholarships for a nursing career at Bladen Community College and UNC-P. Been interesting to see so many participating in the fundraiser and other aspects of the growth of the effort over the years … Phenomenal growth … Thanks to all…

Big news yesterday related to golf … How about the merger of the two largest golfing organizations in the world … PGA and LIV … Now one, or will be soon … if all goes as planned.

Remember when farming was dominated by small farmers … a few acres of various crops … corn, peanuts, cotton, tobacco and more … Today, so many big time farming operations, experts at producing a single crop … including, tobacco, peanuts, cotton, blueberries, sweet potatoes and more, including livestock … A different farming world from 40, 50 years ago…

Weather forecast includes a 30% chance of rain today, mainly after 5 p.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89 … Tonight, a 50% chance of rain … Mostly cloudy, low near 61. Thursday, a slim (20%) chance of rain … Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Next best chance of rain is Sunday night and Monday in the 30% to 50% range…

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality in Raleigh has issued a code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulates until midnight tonight EDT.

Face every day with a smile … charge forward … Take on the world … good and not-so-good…

“Building a positive attitude begins with having confidence in yourself.” Roger Fritz

“If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden.” Frances Hodgson Burnett

“When a happy person comes into the room, it is as if another candle has been lit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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