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Thoughts While Shaving for November 9

Bladen County high school football results
East Bladen 42 – West Bladen 6

East Bladen soccer team plays at North Johnston today, 2nd round of state playoffs … 6 p.m.

Elf Angels annual event underway in Clarkton for the entire area. Debbie Heustess has hosted the local event for the past 12 to 13 years. Many local youngsters will have a Christmas this year because of her efforts Elf Angels provides new gifts for underprivileged youngsters in the area. Donations may be sent to Debbie Heustess, PO Box 746, Clarkton, NC 28433 … a worthy effort.

A reminder of the 60th Annual meeting of Star Telephone member/owners … 10 a.m. today at Sampson Agri Center in Clinton. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and all attendees are invited to stay for lunch.

Had the pleasure of attending an event Friday at the site of the new Four County EMC building, being constructed off NC 242, near Bladen Gaskins, south of Elizabethtown. About 50 attended, many local contractors who will be involved in the construction and many dignitaries and leaders in the community, several local employees of the company and several longtime Four County consumers. Recently retired Four County VP Billy McGavock handled the introductions, hosted by Eddie and Jason Sutton who have been preparing the site for several weeks/months. A similar facility is being constructed in Rose Hill. Four County is the primary provider of electrical service for rural Bladen, Duplin, Pender and Sampson counties. They have served this area for many years out of their downtown Elizabethtown office. Their entire local operation will operate out of the new facility. Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Southern Smoke BBQ of Garland … mmmmm good.

US Lock & Dam #2 is open for business.

Columbus County’s Mackenzie Gore named the Minor League Baseball Pitcher of the Year. Congratulations!

Weather … cool … no, very cold this morning. …. Sunny with a high of 58 degrees later today … clear skies tonight, patchy frost and temps in the low 30s Sunday morning.

Recently shared one-liners….

When someone asks what I did over the weekend, I squint and ask…”Why, what did you hear?”

When you squat are your knees supposed to sound like a goat chewing on an aluminum can stuffed with celery?

I hate when a couple argues in public and I missed the beginning and don’t know whose side I’m on.

robert g hester

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