Support area businesses or they'll disappear

Dear editor,

After reading the article by Willis Webb about good Texas barbecue joints in the Aug. 13 Reporter, it brought to mind the new business in Milano that many people may not be aware of. Smokin Oak BBQ is located just east of the overpass on US 79.

Milano is not overcrowded with business establishments and certainly not with places to have a good meal. I love good barbecue and have eaten for years at Schoepf's Old Time BBQ in Belton that Webb mentioned in his article.

Smokin Oak BBQ is owned by a local lady, not a large corporation or out of town people, trying to raise a family in hard times. I have eaten there five times, including breakfast this morning, and was happy with the meal each time.

She bakes her own cakes there also. You get a good meal for a very reasonable price.

I hope the people of Milano and Milam County will support this business. If you know a good place, you must patronize it or it won't survive. You must support your local businesses or watch them disappear.

John Wedge 543 CR 239 Cameron

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