The titles for winning floats

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

Best Theme, Attractive, and Original, what am I talking about? The title on the plaque you could win for your float for our Lockhart Christmas Parade on the first Sunday in Dec. (the 6th). The parade starts at 3 p.m. but you should be at the school by 1:30-2 p.m. I’ll let you know for sure next week. Vendors are welcome and Barry said you should start setting up by 1 pm.

Festival Of Lights

We will be holding The Festival of Lights program after the parade and at that time the winners will be rewarded with their plaque. We had a group win last year that never showed up, Barry still has that plaque. I’ll try to get the name and give it to you next week also.


We kind of had an emergency last Monday when we were to have our parade meeting and it just didn’t happen. So hopefully next Monday will be better.

Memorial Angel

Don’t forget if you want or have a memorial angel and haven’t paid for it, call Town Hall or go in to see Brenda Jenkins from 7:30 a.m.-noon. Or if you can’t catch her just bring your money to me with the names for the angel.


I called my uncle in Michigan, Monday. And you know by now there should be snow and cold weather. So I asked him how the weather was, now this was at 8:45 a.m. He said it was great. They were having some warm weather, it was 40. Well it was 40 here also, but it was cold here. He said it was going up to 60 that day.

So that reminded me of visiting here around Christmas. We came down and was wearing shorts and short sleeves. We went to downtown Chester and everyone had on winter coats. I thought “what’s wrong with these people?” And of course, I’m sure they were staring at us, acting like it was summer. We had come from 0 degree weather, so of course it was warm, just like my uncle thinks it’s warm for them at 40.

I moved here thinking it was summer all year long. Was I fooled.

Hospice Box

Our Hospice Box is coming along quite nicely, but slow.

Thank you to Annette and Sandy, Peggy, Jo Ann, Terry, Margaret, Brenda, Ginger, Debbie, Betty, Tammy,Hilda and Buster, and I hope I didn’t leave anybody out.

A special thanks to Regina Denton. These people have honored her when they brought in a throw.

Tammy and I are going shopping Monday to add to the box.

Remember In Prayer

Brenda Jenkins has been home in serious back pain, please pray for her, we really need for her to be well.

Please pray for Jennie Crocker, I’d heard she was not well, and this is her program that we collect for.


My sympathy goes out to Pid (Sally) Palmer’s family.


Happy Belated Birthday to Patsy Fowler on the 16th and Heather Thomason on the 15th. Butchie Allen and Judy Johnson on the 17th. Happy Birthday on the 20th to Haley Stein and Jimmie Ruth Gibson, also Amber Wood. Leah Parkins and Craig Canupp on the 22nd, Pat Bentley, Don Fowler and Megan Duncan on the 24th. Pat and Tina Fowler have an anniversary on the 22nd.


A mother scolded her son for not being fair with his little brother.

“You need to let him have a turn with your skateboard,” she said.

“Mom, I have,” he told her. “I ride it down the hill, and he gets to ride it up the hill.”

Carolina Christmas

Don’t forget that Carolina Christmas will be this Saturday at the Family Life Center. That’s the 21st at 5 p.m.

At The Beach

The adults at First Baptist Church went to the beach Monday for three days. I’m sure they all enjoyed themselves and watched Christmas programs.


I went to see my chiropractor today, Dr. Bridgett Miller, and ran into Tammy Childers. I got her started last week, and it’s really helped the pain in her neck, so I believe her headaches will cease.

One of the things I like about the doctor is she works on your problem. I’ve been to some that do the same treatment on everyone, no matter where the pain. She concentrates on where your trouble is.

I was having trouble walking because of a spur. So now I don’t have to worry about surgery, missing work, and the pain is gone.

My shoulder felt like it was going out, hard to raise, and she fixed it.

I’ve gone to her with migraines, and walked out feeling at ease. I hope you let her help you.

Fringe Benefit

A salesman, tired of his job, gave it up to become a policeman. Several months later, a friend asked him how he liked his new career.

“Well,” he replied, “the pay could be better, and the hours can be long, but what I like about it is that the customer is always wrong.

Well, enjoy the rain again. I’ll say good night and call me at 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist