Stan Melton, owner of Melton Publications, Inc.
On the occasion of our Barry County Advertiser 50th Anniversary, I am honored to have the opportunity to offer the heartfelt thanks of my family, former State Senator Emory Melton, Jean Melton and Russ Melton; along with the thanks of long time Litho Printers general manager Willard Burton, long time Barry County Advertiser editor Irene Horner, current Litho Printers general manager Marty Jenkins and current Barry County Advertiser editor Charlea Estes-Jones and all former and current Litho Printers/Barry County Advertiser employees to you all, our readers and our advertisers. As readers, you have made the Barry County Advertiser your reliable source of news, information and the exceptional merchandise and services available in our Barry County area community. As advertisers, you have provided your support through your advertising that has allowed us to provide an exceptional 50 years of continuous publication and service to all Barry County residents.
As we look forward from this historic Barry County Advertiser issue, all of us associated with Litho Printers and the Barry County Advertiser in the past and present are very proud of the ongoing improvements and innovations over the past 50 years that have made the Barry County Advertiser the exceptional and unique weekly newspaper publication that it is. We are dedicated to continuing to provide more improvements and innovations in the Barry County Advertiser in the future. A future we all feel is very bright again, thanks to you all, our readers and our advertisers.