Refuse to be a Victim is your key to crime prevention and personal safety.
What am I talking about? Show up on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. at Lockhart Town Hall and find out. Learn what you can do to better protect yourself, family, friends or employees from becoming victimized.
Here are a few things you will learn at this seminar: how to minimize risk of victimization, how to create a personalized safety plan, before it is needed, an array of personal safety strategies. From setting up a home defense plan and safe room, to using your Internet service provider’s parental control options to block access to adult material and adult chat rooms. Automobile security, workplace safety, technological, travel and senior citizens, etc. security.
This is taught by certified instructors and costs $15. Now if we can get 15 people to come the cost will be $10.
Keeping Our Post Office
I hope all of Lockhart’s citizens filled out the survey from the Postal Service. They wanted to know if we wanted to keep our post office as it is. Of course, the time will be cut down to four hours, if we get to keep it, but can you imagine if you have to go into Union to mail a package or pick one up. How about buying a stamp. Some people don’t drive, either by age or disabilities. We can walk to our post office no matter where we live in Lockhart.
I know some of you feel you don’t care because you do your business on the Internet, but sometimes your package is delivered at the post office. There’s going to be a meeting at the town hall by the Postal Service on Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m. Please show up and show your support. They will answer any questions you may have and provide extra information. If you don’t show up then they will decide if we will have a discontinuance with the establishment of a contractor operated unit as a replacement for the post office.
Dec. 2 is Lockhart’s Annual Christmas Parade. If you forget the date, then always remember it’s the first Sunday of December.
I’ve heard from some of our vendors and they said they would be here, selling peanuts, candy apples, cotton candy, drinks, etc. Don’t forget to make a float for our contest, it will be at 1:30 at Lockhart School.
Well, I need to start buying the candy for the town council, mayor and Santa. So don’t forget to bring your bag to put your goodies in, because everyone in the parade enjoys throwing it out. It’s just an exciting day for everyone. Then stay afterward for the festival of lights ceremony, sometimes if the weather is great it will be at the bell, but if it’s cold the First Baptist Church is so gracious to let us have it inside.
Happy Birthday, belated, to Laurice Summer on Nov. 6, and to Jeri Lynn Rash, Norma Burgess, DA McCloud and Tiffany Hudgins on the 8th of November and Jonah McCutchseon on the 10th. Dean O’Dell and Cathy Smith will be celebrating on the 13th and Patsy Fowler on the 16th.
Nov. 18 is Esther Sue and Weldon Eaves’ anniversary. Mitzi and Jimmy Bennett on the 20th.
Well we got over Halloween and now we’re into Thanksgiving. If you go to any store you’ll see a few decorations for it in some far away corner. And it’s already all sale. Christmas stuff is filling the aisles. That might be why I’m out of the mood to cook the big Thanksgiving dinner. It’s like it’s off the calendar.
You spend two days preparing for the dinner. Well me anyway, because of the days I work. Unless I change my mind there will not be a turkey in my house. Maybe I’ll sleep all day and be thankful that I don’t have a mess of dishes to take care of. Well, we’ll see.
Stop night pain. Don’t try to sleep off a headache or cramps. Take an over the counter painkiller at least 30 minutes before bed. Avoid meds with caffeine so you’ll snooze soundly. Well now I know that when I go to bed and get right back up and take a Tylenol for a headache why I cannot go to sleep.
So I’ll try the 30-minute routine next. But sometime my head doesn’t start aching until I lay down. Guess I just have to learn to sit up for 30 minutes. If my head hurts bad enough I put a cold cloth on the back of my neck and over my eyes, and it really helps a lot. And believe it or not I can go to sleep like this.
Of course I can scare anyone when I wake up, because the wet cloth has matted down my hair which I comb with freeze hairspray. I’m scary. But the headache is gone.
Did you all vote Nov. 6? If not, please don’t complain about anyone that won.
I worked for a lady a long time ago in a very large shop. Her rule was we were never to talk about politics, sex or religion. She said it was a good way to lose customers. So I’ll type about one of these.
If anyone was at the poll when I was there, you heard one of the workers yell that the government law says you can only be at the ballot box for three minutes. Now when you have amendments to read how can you understand all it means if you only have three minutes for everything.
Well I called the Voters Registration and she told me as a rule it should be five minutes, but they never push it because of reading all the amendments and understanding them.
This was embarrassing for a member of my family and very uncalled for. It could have been done quietly if done at all. If this was done to her family member she would be upset with it also. That’s all I have to say about politics.
Pumping gas can be hazardous to your health. It seems that while Julie Comer was pumping gas the other day she got tangled up in the gas hose, fell and broke her arm in a couple of places. I believe she is going to have to have surgery on it. I saw her at the drive through at Arthur State Bank, Monday. So we jestered at each other, since I was inside. I touched my arm and she looked like she said OW!
Betty Steen was scheduled for her shoulder surgery Thursday. So I hope all went well.
Ailene Ashe was in misery Monday, seems like she got eaten up by bees. She was pretty swollen. We made her take Benedryl and go home to bed. She looked fiestier when I saw her Wednesday.
I read that pepper stops fat cells from forming. Black pepper’s pungent peperine sets off a metabolic reaction that blocks the formation of new fat cells. Well I grind my black pepper and put it on everything and I’m still fat. So I’m not sure where this research took place. I should be THIN!
Fear Of Direct Deposit
A soldier in my National Guard platoon became concerned when the Army insisted that he sign up for direct deposit.
“It’s not going to work for me,” he said, panicked.
“Why not?” I asked.
“Because I use my Guard pay for spending money.”
“For the past ten years, I’ve been telling my wife that I serve for free!”
Well on that joke I’ll say good night. Call if you’re looking for a six-room house, or call for anything else you want to relay to me. 545-6652