Jesse Ford, left, of Willow Springs was the second-place winner in the Quill’s Shop Indie contest held in July in recognition of Independent Retailer Month. Ford entered his name into a drawing for prizes at Little Caesar’s Pizza in West Plains, which is where he plans to use the $75 in Bonus Bucks awarded by the Quill as part of the prize package. The package also includes two Glass Sword movie tickets; two Family Cinema movie tickets; a medium pet bed; $25 gift certificates to The Fish Shack, Game Stash, Richards Brothers Farm Store, Jimmie’s Family Restaurant and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce; three Little Caesar’s pizzas; a haircut and manicure at Southern Sass Salon; a gift certificate to Current Inc.; and two tickets to see the Springfield Cardinals, courtesy of Wiley Insurance Company. With Ford at front is his stepdaughter Rose Girdley and her mother, Ford’s fiancee, Cassie Bullough behind her.

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