Speech to Text for Spotlight on Booneville - Part 1
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it's important to shop local. a lot of people being here ." lindley / booneville, prentiss county) oropeza / booneville, prentiss county) owner of ole tyme ice cream) "it's a pleasure to own a little business like this. you don't make a lot of money, but to talk to people is a real good days work." owner of old tyme ice cream shop...billy hester is a native of prentiss county but he'll be the first to tell you he hasn't lived here all of his life. "not all my life because i'm not dead yet." opening his shop in 2012...it's one of many locally owned businesses in booneville. "we have a lot of wonderful stores and shops. you can get your hair done, you can buy clothes, you can eat your lunch." and according to mayor chris lindley...with the amount of local businesses in booneville, its residents are helping each other when they shop. "when you buy local, that money literally stays local. and it's used to better your own personal community." i'm told that includes road improvements and updated sewer systems. lindley also says buying local benefits the employees...who are local residents ranging from teens to adults. "so it's necessary for our economy for these shops to stay in business and prosper." and i'm told what sets these local shops apart from chains stores is the personal touch as soon as you walk in the door. "everybody is somebody in booneville. and we welcome new people into our community." "well you get more attention. a person that i know, we're going to talk to them and they're going to talk to us." from the walls covered in booneville newspapers to the garden with alot of character...hester designed his shop to welcome everyone. "we try to stay with a theme of just hometown...i love it here. i love to talk to people, and i get to talk to a lot people being