07/19/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While ShavingNo Powerball lottery winner last night. Numbers were 09 25 27 53 66 05. Next drawing is worth $522,000,000. Two $2 million winners, both in Florida. Two $1 million winners, one in New Hampshire and one in Virginia.

Monday Night Football … New York Jets win in overtime when Xavier Gipson, free agent rookie from Stephen F. Austin, scored on a 65 yard punt return. Final score, 22-16, Jets off season acquisition QB Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of the game in the team’s first offensive series.

Yesterday’s high temp … 89 degrees.

Today’s forecast … Mostly sunny, with a high near 90 today … Tonight, a slight chance of rain, partly cloudy with a low temp around 69.

31st Annual Dublin Peanut Festival set for Saturday … Car & Truck Show … Parade scheduled for 10 a.m. For more info, contact Chris McDaniel … 910-991-5601. Fun for all the family.

The following Saturday, September 23rd, Elizabethtown 250th Homecoming Celebration. Activities at Cape Fear Farmers Market … 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

And, mark your calendar … The annual Beast Feast, set for October 27 & 28, in downtown Bladenboro … Always a fun time.

Should be hearing soon about money being ‘doled-out’ by organizers of Bladen We Care … Numerous agencies will be or have been awarded cash … organizations providing support for Bladen County residents, organizations, institutions … proceeds from the recent golf tournament fundraiser.

Big news expected soon from Bladen’s Bloomin’ related to activity in the Elizabethtown Industrial Park…

My to-do list has not changed … accomplished very little so far this week…

Lots of hurt around the world … as well as lots of crime … wish it were not so…

State and Federal officials still have not produced a budget … State budget due June 30 … Fed budget due soon…

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” Seneca

“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

robert g hester
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910-876-2322

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