originally published in The Pocahontas Times May 1, 2008.

Cass celebrates its long-time barber

In Cass, a small flyer hangs in a window stating some historical facts.
“In 1948, Harry Truman was President, milk was 85¢ a gallon, and “Lefty” Meeks was the barber in Cass,” it reads.

It goes on to note that 60 years later, only one of these statements is still true.

Step inside the building where the flyer hangs and you might find Lyle Meeks, known to most as “Lefty,” snipping away at the hair of a customer and recalling stories of the old lumber town. On a slow afternoon, you may find him reclining in the barber’s chair, enjoying a book…

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