Ohio transplant Everett Vernon "Bill" Gainer recalled the early days of the Village of Joker at store and post office:

"It was a meeting place with a pot belly stove, cracker barrels and about a half-dozen chairs around the stove for winter warming, with a "liar's bench" on the porch for summer visitors, penny candy and peppermint sticks."

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