Like many small, rural towns across the country, Leeton, Mo., has been squeezed by bigger towns and shopping malls.
The once booming town that now has barely 600 residents saw its last grocery store close in the late 1990s. The move forced residents to drive long distances for food and supplies, and left those without transportation few if any options. People feared Leeton would disappear.
"It was very disappointing," said Bonnie Seymour, a lifelong resident of Leeton.
Seymour, a high...Full Story