Letter to the editor: Lusby and Bourne served the public well at Saveway

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In the late 70s, there was an ad in the News-Herald for a part-time cashier at Saveway. I was raised in the grocery business and looking for a part-time job. I thought this would be perfect.
I called and ask Charlie Lusby if I could to Owenton for an interview. He said if he needed me he would call and hung up. When my husband came home he ask if I got the job. I said apparently not, because one of the owners hung up on me.
About two weeks later a man named Malone Bourne called and ask if I wanted the job. Of course I said yes and he told me to be at work the following Wednesday.
When I walked in the back door I knew of Billy Jo Duvall, so I ask him if Charlie or Malone were there. He said they are standing up front. I introduced myself and from then on, no two people could have been better to me. Through family deaths, births and store openings, they always supported me.
Malone, I believe you made the right decision to close the store. You gave the public many years of your life. Now is the time for you to devote some time for yourself. Life is too short not to spend time on some things you want to do. I hope you enjoy every minute.
I feel honored to call you my friend.

Karen Lafferty Noel