April 2006
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At Your Local Co-op

Jackson Farmers Co-op
Employee Truman Benson Retires
Chances are that if an employee has waited on you in the Jackson Farmers Co-op store in Scottsboro in the last 40 years, it was Truman Benson (seated in photo). Benson came to work for the Co-op in 1966 after serving during the Korean War. According to manager, Ken Shrader, many people shop at the Co-op “because Truman is there.” Benson has always been close to the land having been reared the son of a Woods Cove share-cropper, “We all worked on the farm. Daddy kept us busy all the time.” About 100 showed up for a retirement reception for Benson held at the Scottsboro store for customers and friends to bid him farewell. Pictured are (left to right, back row) Vicki Paradise, Ken Shrader, Mike Gifford, Stephen Clarke, Matt Hastings, Maggie Roberts, James Overton and Terry Benson; (front row) Phillip Thompson, Rhonda Thompson, Victoria Lindbom and Jason O’Rear.

Limestone’s Hustler Sale
On Saturday, March 11, Limestone Farmers Co-op was host to about 200 patrons for their Hustler Mower Demonstration Day and Open House. Their guests were offered free hotdogs and drinks, door prizes and gift bags. A local Girl Scout troop was on hand selling cookies, the Limestone County Master Gardener’s Club was on site to answer questions and special event pricing was given on the whole line of Hustler Mowers.