* * * * * W E D N E S D A Y * * * * ** J U NE 14th * * * * * D A Y 165 of 2017 * * * * * *
It’s Army Day ! The Continental Army was formed in 1775
Happy Flag Day ! The Continental Congress adopted our “Stars and Stripes” flag in 1777. The flag had 13 stripes and stars representing the colonies.
It’s Bourbon Day. Baptist minister Elijah Craig of Kentucky according to legend was the first to distill what we know today as American Bourbon
Hawaii became a United States Territory in 1900
President Eisenhower signed an order adding “Under God” to The Pledge of Allegiance in 1954
President Reagan was Knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in 1989
In the News: Taylorsville woman pleads guilty to receiving stolen goods… Two Alexander County man charged with larceny…Missing teen in Lincoln County… Group of 17 will share big Lottery Jackpot in Hickory..
Warm, Stuffy, Maybe Stormy again today
Braves take Lenoir Rhyne Pitcher in 2nd day of draft…Puig flips off fans…Cubs end losing streak…Panthers mini-camp…Last day of prep for US Open…
Happy Birthday: President Donald Trump, Don Newcombe, Eric Heiden, Boy George, Steffi Graf,Jasmine Bleeth
Free Summer meals are again being offered this year by The Alexander County Schools Nutrition Program. Breakfast and Lunch are served at ACHS and the YMCA. Lunch is available at Matheson Park and Stony Point United Methodist Church. Meals will be served Monday through Thursday through August 24th
There’s still a lot of kid in me. I still get excited when the Blackberry crop starts to ripen. I actually stopped along side the roadway Tuesday when I saw some ripe berries.
Quote of the Day: “If you survive long enough,you’re revered-rather like an old building”…Katherine Hepburn