Clyde Oliver is hanging up his scissors and shears after 50 years of cutting hair.
That’s a lot of swept-up hair.
Entering Clyde’s Barber Shop on Paris Street in downtown Williamstown is like being transported into a different era.
Clyde mans the only barber’s chair in the shop and the focus is less on getting in and out and more on chatting with good friends.
From saving souls to shearing locks, Willie Ailstock sees similarities in pastoring and barbering.
“I’ve always felt this profession (barbering) is a service profession,” he said. “You are serving your community and you should do it with a smile because you are enjoying it because you want to do it not because you have to.”
Ailstock, who is the minister at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Williamstown, has opened his own barber shop next to Bruce’s Grocery in Mason.
• Sunday School at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
• Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady
Bible Believers Baptist
• Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the Dry Ridge Comfort Inn conference room located at 1050 Fashion Ridge Rd. in Dry Ridge.
• For more info contact Bob Dallas at 859-415-3681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• June 27 - Church picnic at Victoria Estates Lake
FIVE GENERATIONS GATHER - Florence
Davis, 91, of Grant County, Barbara DiGirolamo, 71, of Grant County, Michelle Ross, 53, of Cincinnati, Scott Kathman, 27 and Rorik Kathman, newborn, both of Florence form five generations. Photo submitted
My junior year of high school was when I felt the strong call of God upon my life. One specific moment during that time stands out amongst all of the rest. It was a cool, breezy night as I was walking across the street from my aunt Seresa’s to my mamaws and I almost got to her driveway when I heard the voice of God, as it thundered in my mind, “If you will preach my word, I will save your family.”