School is back in session and, very soon, your children will be bringing home those papers with an “A” and homework with a gold star. Why not show them how proud you are by sending hat goodnews to the Bladen Journal for next week’s front-page column?
In the meantime …
Each of the following items were submitted by readers who wanted to tell their friends, family and neighbors about some of the good things happening in their community.
“We appreciate everyone who has good news to share with us,” said W. Curt Vincent, general manager/editor of the Bladen Journal. “Keep sending it in.”
This week’s good news is:
— Tar Heel Baptist Church fed the West Bladen High varsity football team last Friday evening before the Knights dismantled Soutgh Robeson, 46-0.
— The Healing Thoughts Foundation, Inc. recently donated school supplies to the foster care unit of the Bladen County Department of Social Services. The supplies were distributed to the 45 children who are currently in the foster care program to help in preparing them for back-to-school.
— The North Carolina Pest Management Association welcomed a new slate of executive officers for 2015-2016, including Vice President Dana McDuffie of Duffie Pest Control in Elizabethtown. The new officers were recently sworn in during the 2015 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
— Sandra Cain has been named Bladen County director for North Carolina Cooperative Extension effective Sept. 1. An Extension agent with more than 30 years experience, she has served as interim county Extension director since May 1.
— Two Bladen County sheriff’s deputies, Sgt. Richard Bailey and Deputy Spencer Bryant, recently administered CPR to an infant. Their action resulted in the child being revived and surviving.
— The Antioch UMC Kitchen Sisters near Garland will begin their visits again in September after their summer hiatus.
“Whatever you think is good news — personally, professionally or for your organization — is perfect fodder for this weekly column,” Vincent said.
Anyone can submit the information. Each submission must be 25 words or less and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; mailed to “Good News,” P.O. Box 70, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337; or dropped off at the Bladen Journal office at 138 W. Broad St. in downtown Elizabethtown.
Those submissions received by noon on Wednesdays will be used in that week’s column. If a head and shoulders photograph is submitted with the item, the Bladen Journal will use it with the online column and may also be able to use it with the print edition.