Hood's Ace Hardware is owned and operated by Jim Hood and his wife. They recently rearranged their store layout, making things easy to find in the store. They also have free popcorn available to all customers.
I usually purchase books online, but I have had to purchase a syllibus or two here, and I have always been impressed with the size and selection available. Their TIS rewards program is worth checking into if you buy your books here.
I'm not a frequent bowler, but I really enjoyed the nice atmosphere and automatic scorekeeping. Their putt-putt course is challenging and very enjoyable.
Prairie Baptist Church is a small congregation (about 50), and it preaches salvation by grace through faith alone. It is quite evident that Pastor Denton loves people and genuinely desires to help them with their spiritual needs. Sunday School begins at 9:30, worship service at 10:30, then a potluck dinner every week, to which visitors are invited (and encouraged) to attend, before a 1:00 afternoon service. Wednesday evening service begins at 7:00. Music is traditional, singing mostly hymns.
Probably a good Southern Baptist church, but their *former* pastor was just convicted this past week of having molested his adopted daughter for six years.
The Bank of Gibson City maintains their friendly small town attitude in this growing town of about 5,000. Although they have not had online services, they are currently making some changes to allow online banking and other electronic conveniences. I am eager to see how this works out.
This alley looks like it was state-of-the-art back in the 1980s. However, not many improvements have been made since. Old balls, old lanes. Looks like it is just kept open for the old people bowling leagues that still frequent the place.
The Grease Spot was recently purchased by its manager, and has changed its name to "Mike's Superior Lube." Mike is a highly qualified mechanic and his friendly attitude helps him provide a superior local repair and lube service.