Store is example of local business that succeeds

Posted: Jun. 21, 2011 9:26 am Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 10:35 am


To The Herald-Whig:

I love Weldon Stevenson and I was elated to see him featured in the The Herald-Whig. I can't begin to count all of the material, patterns, sewing notions, pants, tops, skirts, sweaters, overalls, shoes, gifts and other items I have bought at Weldon's over the years. (Yes, even though the store is called W.S. Stevenson, to me it will always be Weldon's.)

I left Shelbyville (Mo.) long ago, but I always go to Weldon's when I'm back in town. No matter how much I changed, he always recognized me and frequently remembered where I was living and working.

I am always proud to see that Weldon's is still in business and hanging on despite all the odds.

I would encourage everyone to support their locally owned businesses. Those businesses advertise in local newspapers, sponsor local events, pay local taxes and employ local people.

Weldon always has a cheery word and a kind smile. He is true gem of a man and the world would be better if there were more people like him.


Jane Ralls

Columbia, Mo.