There’s a fundraiser for Kimberly Vaughn, who needs to have surgery for cancer in her eye. This will be a hot dog sale, plates include: 2 hot dogs, chips and drink. Cost is $5. This will be Saturday, Oct. 14 (today), 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dine in or take out. It is being held at the First Baptist Church Life Center, on Armory Road, behind One Stop convenience store on #9. All proceeds go toward medical expenses.
Monday, on my way to Walmart, coming into Monarch, I was behind a car that kept slowing up, going faster, then slowing way up. I kept having to brake to keep from having an accident. It was like they didn’t know where they wanted to go.
But anyway, I looked in my rear view mirror and had a car on me, I couldn’t help how we had to drive. But when he had a chance he passed us, but when we turned at the corner, at one point I was almost beside him, and he seemed to have trouble with his finger. When I came up behind him at the BiLo corner he again had finger trouble. When he turned into Walmart and I was going straight ahead, he became excited and kept waving that finger toward me. He was in a beautiful, black new car with a Vic Bailey tag.
I hate that I may have ruined his day. This was not my fault, but I see on the news about road rage a lot and thank God it didn’t go any further. I waited before entering Walmart, giving him a chance to cool down.
Helping Those In Need
I did a little investigating and found out that Mrs. Betty Baxley is the person who loaned money to a person and not Mallory. All Mallory did is take the check to Jeff for the rental of a house for said person. The Lockhart Town Hall does not pay for anybody’s rent, water or sewage.
Mrs Baxley’s money was paid back by said person the very next day. All they were trying to do is get him out of a house that should be condemned. There are some people who try to help people who get down on their luck, instead of pushing them down further.
When I moved to Lockhart I noticed that when someone moved into town and didn’t have much the neighbors helped with groceries, clothing, one group even helped me pay a light bill 30 years ago. This town and the people have changed a lot. Nobody condemned me when Tuie Wentz and I helped get Mr. Redman a place to live. He was totally afraid of the apartment he was in, and wanted back in Lockhart. I got a group together and moved him back. I took money out of my pocket for things he needed for his new place. I guess times were different then.
Sam Woods is our trash collector. He wants you to have his number — 426-6523. Do not call Mallory. If he doesn’t pick up your trash, call him. He is learning the route and said if you call, you can give him directions. His pick-up day is Wednesday, and if not finished, he’ll be back on Thursday.
The Christmas Parade and Festival of Lights are not Lockhart Town Hall projects. Now there is a couple of us on the committees, just as patrons of Lockhart.
This a volunteer project, and started years ago by Mr. Frank Webber. After him, I don’t know, when I moved here Greasy Lawson did it until he became ill, then Beaver Canupp, and after his death Barry took over as manager. Jeannie Belue took care of phone calls and vendors, I took care of judges for floats, and to make sure everyone was ready for the parade, and write-ups for the paper. Annette Sutherland and Sandy took care of the lights, except last year we all helped to see if all the light bulbs were working, Ailene took care of letters to government personnel. Brenda Jenkins took care of road closing. Ted helped with the tree in parking lot, and Wayne and Lori did the angels.
But guess what??!! Annette’s had surgery, Lori is helping with care of her father, Jeannie quit this year. Everyone is mad at someone and that leaves me. So when you say the town is not giving you a parade this year, just remember that we don’t do the parade, and nobody wants to volunteer, because I haven’t received one single phone call.
Remember In Prayer
Pray for Dennis Frost, he went into surgery this week with a heart attack. Three blockages but they could only stint one major valve to his heart.
Also pray for Mike Parker, who had to have an amputation.
Just as she was celebrating her 80th birthday, our friend received a jury duty notice. She called to remind the people at the clerk’s office that she was exempt because of her age.
“You need to come in and fill out the exemption forms,” they said.
“I’ve already done that,” replied my friend. “I did it last year.”
“You have to do it every year,” she was told.
“Why?” came the response. “Do you think I’m going to get younger?”
Spotted outside a church in Michigan: “Honk if you love Jesus. Keep on texting while you drive if you want to meet Him.”
Well, I’ll say good night and my number is 1-864-545-6652.
A fundraiser will be held today (Saturday) for Kimberly Vaughn who is having to undergo surgery for cancer in her eye. The fundraiser will be held at First Baptist Church Life Center, on Armory Road, behind the One Stop convenience store on SC 9. All proceeds will go toward Kimberly’s medical expenses.