More Memories of Jasper
By John Hern
As Martha Teeter writes in the tidbits, I remember a very productive town. I've been in good "Ole Jasper" for 50 years. I can remember 2 drugstores, 2 grocery stores, Hurts .05 & dime, Stahl's variety store, Western Auto (where I bought my first bike), Satch's Barber Shop (yes, I used to have hair), Kent's Barber Shop, Charlies Barbershop, MFA Exchange, MFA Station (local teenagers night hang out on the parking lot), Hoppie Halls Tavern and Cabins, Davis Oil, Jim Smiths Texaco, Sinclair, Shorty Zaerr's Station, Clements Frosty Creme (.10 hamburgers after school), Dairy Creme, Judy' Truck Stop, Jasper Truck Stop, Isenman's Implement, MFA Insurance, Grady Campbell Insurance, Bank of Jasper, Selvey's, R.R. Webb (fishing and hunting stuff and lots of stories), Slick (more stories) & Morrices Garage, Parker Stemmons garage, Bemis Blacksmith shop, Jake's Garage, Dr. Magee (sports physical, hearing test was he would get behind you and ask softly, can you hear me?) Dr. Knott, Lumber Yard, TV repair, Chiropractor, Doc Krusekoph DVM and of course the Post Office, where many babies and big bass were weight on the certified scales and where no kid left without a piece of gum. Kenny Hoenschell's back yard ball diamond and so many other great memories of such a little town.