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News Around Lockhart: Tourism suggestions and water tap fees

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We held our town council meeting Tuesday, July 30, and was happy to have Leroy Worthy, Mike Stevens, Butch Carter and Myrtis Young join us. We had a discussion period at the end of our meeting and they all gave us suggestions to improve and make our town clean and beautiful, to get us started with our feasibility program for tourism. This will not be an overnight process but will take work and time. It would be wonderful if the patrons of Lockhart would come out and help and be proud of our little town.


Water Tap Fee

We have tried to let our new residents make payments on their water tap fee, but it doesn’t seem to be working out.


Some might just give us $10 or $20 and promise to pay the next week. Or pay $50 and promise to pay the rest in two more installments, and never come back. We are constantly putting in and taking out meters, and it is costing us money that we don’t have.


So from now on if you are having a meter put in for the first time, you must pay $150 up front before it is put in. If for some reason your power is cut off, with your water included, you will have to pay a $50 reconnect fee for your water meter to be put back in.


Keeping Up With The News

Brenda Cameron was in the shop the other day and said that her brother, Harold, was getting behind on Lockhart news from me. So I’ll try harder to find out just what’s going on in Lockhart.


For one thing Brenda surprised her great grans with a trip to Disney World (thanks to Uncle Scott) She told the kids that if they found a motel with a pool, they would just stay there and swim for vacation. Well it seems they checked out all of them from Jonesville to the airport in Greenville, Spartanburg. Then they were quite excited to take a plane ride (front seats), but still didn’t know where they were going. Everyone needs an Uncle Scott, who flew to Florida from San Francisco, CA, just to surprise the kids.


But what’s the trend with the motel and pool? It seems that John Gibson told his girls the same thing, and then surprised them with a trip to the beach. It’s a wonderful joke.


Work On My House

Well, in spite of our rainy weather this month, Joey Allen is done with my house painting, except a few little touch ups that couldn’t be done until the gutters were put up and my porch made.


So Bruce Inman did a great job on the gutters, and when it rains you really can see all the water that gushes out of them, instead of in my foundation and under the house.


Marvin Montgomery is building me a new patio, and I sure needed it. My dad put the old one up ages ago. The new one looks so neat. Gina wants to stain it, but I told her you have to wait awhile before the wood is ready. So I’ll just wait until Marvin or Chuck gives me the go ahead.


I have to thank Chuck, also, cause Marvin needed someone to visit with. Seriously, I want to thank all these men, and apologize also, because it sure has been hot outside working.


Well, you know I told you that I bought a lawnmower to cut my own grass, to save money according to my daughter. So Saturday I bought a weed eater.


Monday morning I made plans to start early, before it got too hot, to cut grass. I gave up at 12:30. I started at 8.


The lawnmower didn’t want to co-operate in the tall grass. I invaded some fire ant mounds, and they were not happy with me, so they ate my legs up.


When the lawnmower would choke on the grass, I’d go to the weed eater. It would run for about two minutes, then die, so I’d change batteries, and go to the lawn mower. It’d die again, so back to the weed eater, now it really did not want to cut even one blade of grass.


Chuck came by and put the batteries in the blower and they would work, so I guess I bought a lemon of a weed eater, so it went back to the store, grass and all. And the lawnmower was almost out of gas, and is on a charger. If you saw the hill I have on the side of my house and in the back, then you’d know how I really feel about grass cutting. But we’ll save money!!!


I’ll be at mental health next week, to understand how much I’m supposed to like this adventure.


Visitors Appreciated

Margaret Montgomery is visiting Ellen Sager Nursing Home for a couple of weeks. So if you want to go by and see her, I know she’ll be tickled pink. Essie Vinson came by for a hello with the help of her daughter, Audrey, Saturday while I was there. Essie is a resident, also.


Wesley Chapel Church

Wesley Chapel Church is having a poor man’s supper on Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m., and will serve spaghetti, bread, salad, and tea. The singer will be Heath Walker.


Birthdays

Ricky Farr had a birthday, Aug. 1; Aug. 2nd, Katie Adams; Jessica Pettit on the 4th; Mardene Matthews and Larry Tyler on the 5th; Jaylon Voiselle on the 6th. Happy Birthday all of you.


Anniversary

Charlotte and Marvin Ashe had an anniversary on Aug. 1.


The Cost Of A Room

When the fellow called a motel and asked how much they charged for a room, the clerk told him that the rates depended on room size and number of people.


“Do you take children?” the man asked.


“No sir,” replied the clerk. “Only cash and credit cards.”


Before a burglary trial, the judge explained to the defendant, “You can let me try your case, or you can choose to have a jury of your peers.”


The man thought for a moment. “What are peers?” he asked.


“They’re people just like you — your equals.”


“Forget it,” retorted the defendant. “I don’t want to be tried by a bunch of thieves.”


Well, so much for now. Good night, and call at 545-6652

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