The column that will welcome SSgt. George Linen and Mama Linen to 92.1 FM Saturday at noon to talk about kids, because the man who says hello to every student he passes in the halls and gets the most out of them in the ROTC pr0gram at Bridgeton High School and takes part in the summer rec program and holds a summer camp in August for future ROTC candidates will be too modest to reveal his secret, but we bet Mama Linen will.
By Jack Hummel
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“Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving & are well. And JS — Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg — all college dropouts, so don’t really know where you are going with the whole ‘College is great & required for all’ thread.
“I mean, with all due respect to the people you cited — but, I’ve no idea who Paul Ritter or Kenny Freitag are (the Funeral Home on Commerce?) and Albert Kelly, small town mayor, CEO of a non-profit that is hardly set up to thrive in the coming administration — and not really pulling in the major $$$.
“Like what is he grossing @ 200K?
“OK, but not major.
“I think maybe your expectations are a little low, too. And you might be so invested to some idea that college is right for everyone — it’s not. Just kinda wondering what your point is, exactly. Go to College = success?
“Because I know plenty of ‘smart’ people that really can’t cut it in the real world. Care to expand or some additional dialogue?”
Let’s start out by saying you to go to college to find out what you don’t know.
CBK, we’re one of those people who believes you are the product of your environment, not only while you’re growing up, but especially at 17 and 18 when you may not know what you want to do.
If all you have known is Bridgeton, and you can get out of here for four years at a higher learning institution — we don’t care who you are — do everything you can to make it happen.
We tell that to every waitress we see.
We tell that to the girl taking our payment at Wendy’s.
Go to college and make a career so that you can tell any SOB you fall in love with, before you find out he’s like every other man, and tell him to get out of your life.
And just as important is the college experience — even with the beer towers at Rowan. It’s an environment you can experience whether you come from poverty or brass door knobs.
Don’t diminish that, CBK.
And don’t tell a student he’s not fit for college when he’s in the 6th grade. Don’t ever decide somebody’s future at that age.
The slogan now is, “Settle for more.”
Interested in becoming a student at Cumberland County College?
Join us, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m., in the Guaracini Performing Arts Center to learn more on how to apply and available programs of study!
It has never been easier!
The Millville Soccer Association may grant registration fee scholarships to children who without this financial assistance would not be able to participate in one of Millville Soccer’s programs.
The Millville Soccer Association Hardship Scholarship program focuses on providing opportunities for area youth to participate in Recreational and Travel soccer because of the physical, mental and character training benefits these programs can provide.
Please review the application rules below. There are only limited funds available for the Hardship Scholarship. No guarantee of assistance is implied with this application.
If you would like to donate to the Hardship Scholarship fund, please send us a private message or email email@example.com
Or you can send a donation directly to us via our PayPal link atwww.paypal.me/millvillesoccer
Funds are never limited for youth who can’t afford the registration fee through no fault of their own.
You just haven’t reached far enough. Make sure you reach when the situation becomes dire — with numbers.
Author and Pittsgrove wit Erik Cagle at Chick-fil-A:
“Chick-fil-A cashier: Can I help you?
“Me: The number one with a Coke.
“Cashier: Anything else?
“Me: If I held a candlelight vigil outside of your store, would you bring back cole slaw?
The poor girl looked absolutely frightened. It took her a few seconds before she broke into a smile, “Oh, yeah, a lot of people miss the cole slaw.”
This is a guy who used to buy sandwiches off the street in Philly every day.
By the way, everyday is only everyday if it’s a modifier, like “everyday task.”
Otherwise, it’s two words.
Which has nothing to do with author Erik Cagle and his racy, steamy book about ice hockey.
Nobody has cole slaw anymore.
Not Texas Roadhouse, not DiLisi’s, not Wendy’s. not McDonald’s.
KFC does, but glad Col. Sanders is not alive to see what they’ve done to this franchise that couldn’t make it in Salem.
Sign at the 24-hour Sunoco mini-mart in Hopewell Township says “… & pizza.”
Don’t believe it.
Jane Hemighaus: Please tell Katelyn Whitesall to call SNJ Today at 856-327-8800 and ask to leave Jim Quinn her number.
He needs to interview her on TV.
This could be her big break.
Rondy Henderson: Call Guinness Book of Records and see if you are the oldest softball pitcher still playing in America.
Could Bridgeton Community Bulletin Board decide a city election?
Could Bridgeton Memory Lane?
Could Angie Edwards show up the 12-foot J that enabled her to still hold the points-per-game average record at BHS, when the girls played like 10 games, this Saturday at the alumni fundraiser in the school gym?
We had the pleasure of covering her. Nobody could stop her.
Look it up in the microfilm of the 1970s News at the Bridgeton Library.
Selling Bridgeton Villas to Winn of Boston is a win-win deal for both residents and the city.
The previous owners had promised that foyers would be eliminated for safety reasons. Never happened.
Let’s work on Burlington Manor next.
Tear ’em all down!
“Coming soon to our area in Upper Deerfield in the ShopRite shopping center, HOP, with the greatest trainer Gina Marino Arno
“She is phenomenal at what she does. It was the best decision I ever made. If you’re thinking about your fitness level and getting some help, or if you’re thinking about a Christmas present for someone, a gift certificate is the perfect gift!
“Just do it. You will be glad you did!”
— Jan Fahrnbach Elwell
AT THE HOP.
If you had sold advertising like you’re selling this, we’d still have a job.
“We are asking for people to please consider sponsoring a Millville PAL kid for the holidays.
“For a $20 donation, one kid gets a year of PAL activities. We have no administrative costs or any of that other nonsense.
“Every cent goes toward activities for our kids. You can also designate exactly what you want your donation to go for. There is no fine print that the money can be used for ‘travel expenses,’ ‘miscellaneous costs,’ ‘other expanses.’
“Our kids are our future.”
— Officer Rick Kott
Donations have been pouring in.
Let’s do it for Millville Soccer, too.
Just a friendly reminder that Millville Community Church has moved to a new location!
We are now meeting at the Millville Church of the Nazarene facility, 2201 E Main St., here in Millville.
Same time. 2 p.m. New season.
— Pastor Steve Harris
“You better get one of the new BHS Bulldog skully hats.
“We’ll be selling them Saturday night. The new look.”
— George Linen,
BHS girls basketball coach
GEORGE LINEN ON THE RUNWAY.
Did you have a good Veterans Day, Warren Robinson?
Saw Jack Westcott and the old salt former Upper Deerfield police chief at the Millville Army Field Museum.
World War II ain’t dead yet!
Hey, Bridgeton Rotary! Hey, Chamber of Commerce!
Jonathan Cummings, men!
He came into town with staff in hand. What more do you want in a speaker?
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