News Around Lockhart: Book sale, Christmas parade, and bridges

Connie Porter Contributing Columnist

October 25, 2013

For those of you that like to read, and can’t find anywhere that sells used books anymore, then maybe you’ll be interested to know that on Nov. 3, I’m going to sell my used books at the beauty shop.

I will not be cutting hair that day, since it’s the first Sunday in the month, and my normal day off. I will be open from 1-4 p.m., and the books will be only 10 cents. We used to be able to buy books at that price at the Salvation Army, but they’ve limited the types of books on the shelves, and the price has gone up with what they’ve got.

I’ve inherited some new books and need to make room, this money will go towards buying gifts for the hospice group that provides Christmas gifts to the nursing homes. My customers help fill boxes up with gifts around this time.

The books are westerns, harlequins, historical, mysteries, famous writers, and just a big variety. Dolly says that I have 1,000 books. Who knows, I’m just going to bring them all out on the floor of the shop. Please try to come.

Christmas Parade

There’s been a change this year in our schedule for the Christmas Parade. It will still be on the first Sunday in December.

So on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. we will be starting our parade. This is so we can share our day with Buffalo’s Christmas Parade which will start at 4:30.

See what has happened is Buffalo always has theirs the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, and we always have ours on the first Sunday in December. Since Thanksgiving is the last Thursday in the month, it kind of got us tangled together. But we all worked it out. Yeah!

So Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 Lockhart Christmas Parade will be at 2 p.m. You will need to be at Lockhart School at 12:30 p.m. to line up, if you are in the parade.

Floats will be judged at 1 p.m. Make sure all floats are in line by then. Plaques will be given for Most Attractive, Most Original, and Best Theme.

All vendors are welcome at no fee. See Barry Canupp to see where you need to park.


It’s so hard to get a job these days if you don’t have a high school diploma or GED, so Jacob’s Well has a wonderful lady, Joanne, that will help you with getting your GED. The classes are on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. It’s like getting a personal tutor. This is so important for your future.


Happy Birthday to Brook Schelble on the 20th, Malcolm McLeod, on the 21st.

The 22nd is Shirley Cromer’s birthday, Jill Scarborough on the 23rd.

Rose Ann Vinson on the 25th, Paul Rash on the 26th along with Dickie Shugart and David Turner.

Cole Belue, Adam Parkins and Savanna Ivey share the 27th.

Marty Reardon, Brandon Turner, Sara Beth Seaward, and Joni Thomason all share the 28th. Darrian Lemons is the 29th.


For those of you that missed the bridge meeting and would like to see that maps and pictures the SCDOT left with the town hall, they are on the table in the town hall and you may come in and see them from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday.

At The Fair

Did most of you make it to the fair this last week? Well after 20 some years I finally made it.

Someone gifted me with two tickets, so since it was Chuck’s weekend off work I told him that was what we were going to do. I told him we would just walk around and talk to everybody we knew, cause that’s what everyone else does.

Well he really enjoyed himself because he ran into sooooo many people he knew, and he loves to talk. I really didn’t see anyone that I could talk to, but he and his friends were fun to listen to.

I believe we might have made more than 20 trips around. Every time I thought it was time to leave Chuck would want one more trip around and of course we’d find someone else. And of course we had to harass Todd and Marty every time we saw them, because that’s what Chuck does best. We really had a great time.

I had to stop and watch some of the crazy rides that spin you upside down and sideways, and just remembered that when I was young I was just as crazy, but now I like keeping my feet on the ground.

Interesting Bet

In Las Vegas a big-time gambler dies and a friend delivers the eulogy.

“Tony isn’t dead,” the friend says. “He only sleeps.”

A mourner in the back of the room jumps up. “I got a hundred bucks says he’s dead!”

Fishing Commemoration

Two would-be fishermen rented a boat, and one caught a large fish.

“We should mark the spot,” he said.

The other man drew a large X in the bottom of the boat with a black marker.

“That’s no good,” said the first man. “Next time out we may not get the same boat.”


“Mummy has no idea how to raise children,” said the child to his father.

“How can you say such a thing?” replied the father.

“Well, Mummy always sends me to bed at night when I’m not sleepy, and wakes me up in the morning when I am.”

And so now it’s time for me to say good night. Please don’t forget to come by and look at the books and also call me with any news you want printed. 1-864-545-6652.