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O.K., this is my beef today: I — as many do — save cans for the Humane Society. I assume the money from these cans buy food and help pay for the needs of the animals that are there. I love animals and try to help any way I can.

We keep a bag in the kitchen for our cans, when it gets full I sometimes trip into it and that reminds me it’s time to take it to Union to the big can in the parking lot on the By-Pass. When do they dump this thing? It has been overflowing for weeks. The cans are so high that when the wind blows the cans end up on the ground. Who is responsible to get these cans?

If my time for saving these cans are not important then I don’t need to trip over them anymore. All right, I’m off my pedestal.

Running Into Friends

Well on a lighter note: After leaving the big can, I went into Walmart, and ran into some wonderful friends, because that’s what Walmart’s for. Angel Fletcher was buying guards to go on her cabinets, because her little granddaughter has started walking and you know what that means, you have to be everywhere, these little things move fast and explore everything. Good luck and just love all the precious moments with her.

Also ran into Fuzzy Woods, and you always get a big hug from him, I told him he’d make the paper and that made his day. I know you guys aren’t happy he retired from processing your deer. But you should have stuck around and learned how to do the job so you wouldn’t be in a bind.

Turkey Season

Oh right, this is turkey season now. Hope you do good. The guys that come into the shop haven’t been bragging yet. But I would bet that Chase Parker will show you up, he’s young and patient, and seems to do well.

A Packed House

The Lockhart Freewill had their 100-year anniversary Sunday, and packed the house. Bill Vanderford came back to preach


My sympathy goes out to Nancy Brannon Hope’s family, who was a member of the Freewill Church. Nancy passed away April 8. I’m so glad I made it to her house Friday night to cut her hair, it’s something she had been wanting. She gave many years to Wallace Thompson Hospital as an aide.


I’ve been telling you that Jacob’s Well’s Festival “Down By The River” was being held on April 26. Well it will be May 17.

It will be held in the old Milliken Parking Lot. So change your calendar — May 17.

Vendors welcome. There will be games, of course cornhole, and things for the little ones, singing, food and gifts. Just come for the fun and fellowship. It starts at 1 a.m.


April 12, Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Chester, will be having a fundraiser. The address is 4619 Pleasant Church Road, better known as Porterville, and the corner of #97. Gospel groups singing at 4 p.m. are Knox Station and Seventh Vision. Spaghetti plates will be served from 5:30-7 p.m., include salad, garlic bread and dessert. $7 adult and $5 children 12 and under. The Black Family will sing at 7 p.m.

Thank You

I want to thank everyone that helped with Robert Reuters’ Ensure and Boost: Jennie Ward (from Myrtle Beach), Regina Denton, Bobby and Sue Harris, Dot Millwood, Sue Taylor and Gina and myself. I will keep you informed and right he seems to have enough. Thank you all again. Pray that his Chemo works for him.

Remember In Prayer

Prayers for Olan Dabbs, Paul Rash, Billie Ray Burns, Mariah Boler, Jaimie Palmer and pray for the ones that help take care of these, for their strenght.

Happy Birthday

Jean Carter, Hap Brigmon and Travis Shugart on the 11th. Freddie Baldwin, Jesse Thompson and Heather Brigmon on the 13th. Holly Parkins says Happy Birthday to Freddie Baldwin. Keith Sanders on the 15th.

Tiffany Childers will be 13 (finally a teenager) on the 16th of April, Happy Birthday, Tiff.

Happy Anniversary

I don’t know if I said Happy Anniversary to Regina and Tommy Denton on the 9th of April last week, but if so here it is again. Dr. Timothy and Cheryl Ropp’s anniversary is the 12th, and Ted and Ann Wilson on the 16th. Marlene and Stan Eaves on the 17th.

Slow Down

I’m sure glad we still have a race track outside of my house, on Lockhart Drive. I would hate that any of you were late for anything.

A white SUV ran Yvonne Rash completely off the road at the curves on Lovers Lane a couple of Saturdays ago. I know who it was and I really hope it gave you a little scare, enough to slow down. Oh no! It didn’t, you raced up the road the other day also.

It’s not just one person, it’s many.

There isn’t any school this week and kids are riding their bikes and going to the playground and maybe not paying attention, so we drivers need to for them. Thanks. Speed limit is 25, I know it’s hard to drive that slow, but our town only has about 10 blocks in it, so that doesn’t take 5 minutes.


In a panic, a traveler called done to the hotel’s front desk soon after checking in.

“Help!” he yelled. “I’m trapped inside my room!”

“What do you mean, trapped?”

“Well, I see three doors, ” the man explained. “The first opens to a closet, and the second to a bathroom, and the third door has a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign hanging on it.”

Good Luck

What are you so happy about? a woman asked the 98-year-old man.

“I broke a mirror,” he replied.

“But that means seven years of bad luck.”

“I know,” he said, beaming. ” Isn’t that wonderful?”


Pilot to airline passengers: “Ladies and gentlemen, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that we have a hijacker on board. The good news is, he wants to go to the French Riviera.”

Well, hope I didn’t make anybody mad this week. I appreciate each and everyone of you that contact me, and all my customers that have helped me all through these yrs. Maybe I don’t tell you enough, but you’re all special to me. Until next week, call me at 864-545-6652

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