More incidences of bad luck

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

Well, I thought a week would get by without my usual incidences of bad luck, but here I go again.

Monday is my day off. So I started at 8:30 at the Town Hall, catching up with Ailene and Brenda. At 9:15 I went up the hill to cut Joe Burn’s hair. When I started up the hill I noticed that my tire gauge came on, so when I got back in the car, I started to call Ray Duncan (my go-to-guy) to see if he would put the air in my tire. But I said, “Now how hard is it to put air in a tire.”

So I went to the One Stop, paid four quarters to start the air pump. And after checking my gauge, I started putting air in — only I didn’t know what to push and I started letting the air out of my tire. I put the air on the ground and called Ray, and of course he came to my rescue. So now I paid $2 for air. WOW!

Then I proceeded to Pea Ridge to cut Mary Howell’s hair (she just got out of the hospital). Went to David Sinclair’s and had him check my tires, and they didn’t see anything wrong. So I’ll just keep watching my gauge.

Feeding The Fire Ants

After running errands I went into my side building and started moving shelves, big heavy shelves, from one end of the building to the other. Of course I had to empty one half of the building out to the back yard, then to put things back somewhere when the shelves were in their new place.

Then I weedeated and cut the grass, and fed the fire ants with my feet and ankles. Thank goodness I ran out of gas. I still had a small patch to cut but it was getting dusk, and I guess that’s why I didn’t see the ants, it seemed like a million tiny ants on and in my shoes.

Sitting In Brenda’ Seat

Wednesday, I sat in Brenda’s seat at Town Hall, and did not do as well as she does. But Ailene and Brenda took Ted Garner to Lancaster for his cataract surgery. I told him he was a brave man, but really he couldn’t have been in better hands.

I was there to hear complaints, and I did make a copy for someone. Oh, and I answered the phone, but I don’t think anyone was happy with my answers. Just another day off.

Remember In Prayer

Pray that Ted’s vision is great after this surgery. Donna had to take Lynn ( our lawn maintenance worker) to the emergency in Spartanburg, where they had to remove a very large cyst and was told to have a cancer doctor check her out. Please pray he will not have bad news for her.


AWANA will begin this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center on Armory Road behind the One Stop (Hot Spot).

Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts Troop #1661will start taking orders for the magazines and nuts/candy sale. Heather Colson is their leader. They should start knocking on your door very soon.

Public Meeting

We had a real nice public meeting, Tuesday night. Thank you to our neighbors that came and showed an interest.

Supervisor Frank Hart explained about the Code Officer and Building Permit Ordinance that Union County will be taking over for Lockhart. Carlisle has adopted this ordinance also. Ordinance 31 Chapter 7.

We got a letter stating that we were in violation of not having a code officer all these years. So since we are a poor municipality, and don’t have the money to hire our own, we decided to take advantage of the tax money we pay Union County and just let them do it for us.

Mr. Hart answered all the questions that was thrown at him. We had refreshments afterwards and then proceeded with our monthly meeting.

Sheriff David Taylor was to be a guest speaker, but fell ill, so maybe he will make next month. He will be discussing “A Community Watch” program.

We were very happy to have Mike Stevens and Graham Williams, along with Frank Hart, Joan Little (County Council). And as I said “Our Neighbors” that care what is going on.

Interesting Response

A man went to the pastor for counseling. He was overwhelmed with life.

“God will never give you more than you can handle,” the pastor counseled.

“Well, then, I wish He didn’t trust me so much!” replied the man.

Well good night, and call me at 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist