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Local events help stretch gas dollars

It must be the same psychology that causes folks to clean out the supermarkets of bread and milk whenever snow or icing is expected. The lines that formed for gasoline last week ahead of an expected price hike are the latest example of this mindset.

More sensible than burning gas waiting in line for a pump is trying to figure out how to use less. Carpooling whenever possible should be one obvious answer, as should checking air pressure, keeping vehicles tuned, driving more slowly and avoiding unnecessary trips.

Fortunately, we have not had to drive quite as far lately for great entertainment, with more activities going on in Randolph Country recently than at any time in memory. Wadley’s well-planned and well-executed Centennial Celebration was one that should not have been missed. Although it drew good crowds, more should have attended.

Our next opportunity for entertainment and learning about our past will be this Saturday in Rock Mills, where the old renovated store building on the bank of Wehadkee Creek will be headquarters for the commuinity’s first show dedicated to the famous Rock Mills pottery made there in earlier years. It will be held in conjuntion with Wehaksee Trade Days, which brings a large variety of vendors each month to the old mill. This, too, should not be missed.

We often think we have to travel out of the county for an entertaining weekend. Wadley last weekend and Rock Mills this weekend are proving that just isn’t true anymore.

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