A special meeting and a job fair

By: By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m., the Lockhart Town Council will have a special meeting to take sealed bids on a 2004 Ford Ranger. You are welcome to bring your sealed bids at this time, or if you know you can’t make it, we have a slot in the door at Town Hall you can put your envelope in, or bring it to me at my shop on Tuesday, at 411 Lockhart Drive and I will turn it in for you. Anyway, remember this is at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Keep The Prayers Going

Well, I had a wonderful surprise the other day. Regina Denton called to thank everyone for their prayers. I didn’t keep her on the phone long because I know she will lose her breath if she talks very long, and her friend, Debbie, told me that she waits for Regina to call her, also, because she doesn’t want to wear her out. So let’s keep the prayers going, they must be doing great, because we never expected her to get out of the hospital, and here she is.

Bridge Project

The DOT has made their deals with the property owners, from what I heard, and I could be wrong, for the bridge project. Now I believe we are waiting to hear what will be happening with the utility bridge. Anyway, if we get the bridge project started, you will not have to detour, but will be provided passage across the old bridge.

Job Fair

There is going to be a JOB FAIR, on Aug. 6 from 2-7 p.m., this is going to be at the Union County Advanced Technology Center, 1401 Furman Findley Hwy.(#176). The phone # is 427-4119. Attending employers that will be there are: Construction Resource Group, Haemonetics, Standardtexile, Belk, Dollar General, Gestamp, Vapor, Milliken, etc. I have a few of these papers at my shop, and the Town Hall has them. The mayors of Union County will be serving hot dogs. (that’s what Ailene said).

Who Is The Stupid One?

Late one night a burglar broke into a house. He froze when he heard a loud voice say, “Jesus is watching!”

Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward. “Jesus is watching!” the voice boomed again.

The robber stopped dead in his tracks and frantically looked all around. He spotted a parrot in a cage. “Was that you?” asked the burglar.

“Yes” answered the parrot.

The criminal sighed in relief and asked, “What’s your name?”

“Clarence,” said the bird. “That’s a dumb name for a parrot,” sneered the burglar.

“What idiot named you Clarence?”

“The same idiot who named the Rottweiler Jesus.”

Wesley Chapel

Wesley Chapel will be having Vacation Bible School on Aug.8, it will be a one day Bible School, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., lunch will be provided. And everyone is invited.

Wesley Chapel will be having their Poor Man’s Supper on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 5:30 pm. Singing will be included. The meal will be Pinto Beans, Cabbage, Stewed Potatoes, Cornbread, and Tea. Desserts are extra. Shon Morris and maybe Angie Roof will be the entertainment.


Happy Birthday, on Aug. 1 to Ricky Farr, Monty Allen on the 2nd. On the 3rd are Katie Adams, Pam Faile, Elizabeth Gibson, and David Blanton. Jessica Pettit, Mark Stein, and Brad Seawart on the 4th. Carl Alexander, Larry Tyler and Mardene Matthews on the 5th. Arnold Childers, Brandon Abbott and Jaylon Voiselle on the 6th. Bernice Canupp, Sara Jane Fowler, and Mackenzie Land on the 8th.


Happy Anniversary on the 1st of August to Marvin and Charlotte Ashe, and Jimmy and Linda Williams on the 8th.

Interesting Request

The fist knocking at the door belonged to a cop.

Bracing for the worst, my husband who was working on a job site, opened up.

“Is that yours?” asked the officer, pointing to a company van that was jutting out into the narrow street.

“Uhh, yes it is,” said my husband.

“Would you mind moving it?” asked the officer. “We’ve set up a speed trap and the van’s causing everyone to slow down.”


Isn’t it unfair that women love cats? Cats are independent, they don’t listen, they don’t come when you call, they like to stay out all night and when they are at home they like to be left alone to sleep. In other words, every quality that women hate in a man, they love in a cat.

Well it’s after midnight and I still haven’t had any breakfast, dinner or supper, so I’m headed to the kitchen and I’ll say goodnight. Call me at 864-545-6652.

News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist