Our corner gas station is closing its doors, at least for a time. Items in the store are for sale, clearing things out for revamping. The Shaffer family has lived in Ruston for decades and operated this business since 1955. They are a family-owned business that hearkens back to a different era; where neighbors knew each other by name and we lived, worked and shopped close to home. They have paid their taxes, walked with us through many economic ebb and flow changes, contributed time, money and energy to community causes.
We lose more than a business, we loose part of our history with this closure. I hope they can get things up and running again soon. Even with this short-term absence, it is a good opportunity to say thank you ~ for so much more than the taxes paid. You are part of us, Shaffer family. Thank you for 55 years of service ~ we hope for another 55 to start soon!