September will be busy for chamber members – Published in the Sept. 6-12 edition of the JC Sentinel

Hello everyone! We hope that you are enjoying your short week and are looking forward to some of the activities coming up in September. We have a ribbon cutting at Houser Furniture this Friday at 10:00AM to celebrate their brand new mural; there will also be muralists in town this week working on pieces on the Tishomingo Tag Agency building and on another building that Houser Furniture leases on Main Street and Kemp Avenue; Saturday is the 3rd Annual Aggie Open at Tish Golf as well as Little Indian Football in Madill; September 11th there will be a Red, White, Blue & You 9/11 Day of Remembrance ceremony and service at the Chickasaw Community Center at noon; and always feel free to join us at Tishomingo Lions Club meetings at noon on Wednesdays at the MSC Aggie Dining Room.

This week’s Member Spotlight is on Baker’s Mercantile, a beloved retail store on Main Street in Tishomingo that will be closing its door by the end of October. Jackie Baker and daughter-in-law, Jamie, opened the business in 2014 after Miranda Lambert brought the Pink Pistol to town. The shop, filled with items from the pecan farm, funky and stylish clothing, antiques, and some of our favorite fudge, will be open regular hours until most items are spoken for – Monday through Saturday, 11:00-6:00; Sunday 12:00-5:00. Note that you will still be able to purchased items from the Farm, such as jams, jellies, pecans and candies at a new store moving in at 208 W. Main Street – Nikole’s Country Store – which plans to open between September 17-19.

Most items at Baker’s are currently 10-20% off, with larger sales on other items. Closing their doors was a tough decision for the Baker family, after so many good years and fun on Main Street. A post from their Facebook page reads, “With much thought and prayer we have decided to close Baker’s Mercantile. We are so thankful for all of our customers and Blake for giving us this opportunity. We would like to personally thank you all for the support you have given us the past 4 years.” I believe that when one door closes, another opens, so please continue to support this business and be positive about what could be coming around the corner! Visit Baker’s Mercantile at 220 W. Main Street now through October!

Please read next week for a Spotlight on Tishomingo Tag Agency!

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

-Jordyn Frazier