Grocery ads are at the shop

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

Well you all probably know by now the newspaper will come out on Wednesday and Saturday so I will try to have my story in for Saturday. I want you all to know I have the grocery ads at the shop every week. You can check at the shop on Tuesday, or you can look on my front porch at my house on Monday, that is where they leave them if I’m not working. So just take one.


Would you believe that I finally subscribed to the paper, today. They are running a special for the month of January.


Well we’ve been hit again, or I should say sliced. The cords for the parking lot Christmas tree has been cut in several places.

This is more money coming out of the Festival of Lights for replacement. This leaves the F of L’s less money for bulbs next year. They work on contributions and that’s why there were less lights up this year, the money was down. The trees on the race bank (which was always beautiful) cords were chopped up and couldn’t be replaced for this year’s season.

I know you think you are having fun, but think of the community and what they are losing. We could have a beautiful place if you would only help.


I want to thank whoever gave me the Christmas cold. Someone came in and said it was not catchy. Can’t remember who.

So as you all know I was croupy over the holiday, then since I like to share, I gave it to Gina, only, she’s not getting over it as fast as I did. Then we let Chuck have a piece of it. Why not share. It’s just about in every household. That’s what we get for the wonderful weather we had, then just to turn real cold.


My deepest sympathy goes out to Trina Howell, for the loss of her daughter Tousha. She was a beautiful girl, who passed away this last weekend.


We went to the Chester Shrine Club Saturday night, and enjoyed the real tender steaks with our friends Anita and Marvin Montgomery, Lynn and Sammy Webber, and the Rev Jimmy Harper. They have this the first Saturday in every month, and everyone is welcome to come.

Then Chuck and I went to Chester Wal-Mart to spend my money. Well it was stuff I needed anyway. Ran into Tank Johnson and Darlene Walker. We also talked to Carla and Lara Risk at the Shrine Club. It doesn’t matter where we go, Chuck loves to run into old friends.

More Friends

Monday, I finally spent the morning with Ailene and Brenda, I really miss these times. But we are all so busy and time get away from us we neglect our friends.

Tommy Eaves came in, also, didn’t get to talk to him, because his phone didn’t stop ringing and with his business he has to answer it. But I’m glad he found the keys. Just don’t forget where you got them, and don’t give them to Ailene, she’ll forget where she put them, also.

No Resolution

I did not make a New Year’s resolution, because I cannot remember keeping any of my past ones, so I just didn’t try.

I’ll be like everyone else, maybe I’ll say I’ll go on a diet, be nicer to people, what else do people promise??

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolution.

New Year’s Humor

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.

New Year’s Wisdom

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.


I know that Dorothy Millwood had a birthday on Jan. 1. She regretted the fact that they would make her stand up in front of the congregation at church and sing Happy Birthday to her last Sunday. And now I’ve embarrassed her in this paper. Maybe. We’ve been friends for decades.

On Jan. 7, Cindy Nations Youngblood has a birthday, along with Jackson Fowler. Destiny Knox and Makaylah Plemmons on the 10th. Tonya Revis and Kristen McCollum on the 11th. Brenda Jenkins on the 14th. Pat Fowler on the 15th. J.P. Fowler on the 16th.

Remember In Prayer

Pray for my friends Dolly Broome and Rose Ann Vinson, they both had outpatient surgery and lets pray that the results come out like we want them to. Thanks.

Wishful Thinking?

Judge: I find you guilty, and I’m giving you a choice: Fifteen thousand dollars or six months in jail.

Defendent: Your Honor, I’ll take the money!

As you can see there’s not much news, so call me with some, and next time I’ll try not to bore you. 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist