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Mary Jane Jones was born in 1947 during a very important poker game in Stringtown, Arkansas. I was the oldest of eight children born to Hilary and Margaret Jones and graduated from Jasper High in Jasper, Arkansas in May of 1965. Right out of high school, I started college at the Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. I met my husband in Kansas City through a friend and we had three children. During the child raising years I ran a licensed home daycare, and that is when I started compiling information for this book. I have had numerous jobs since that time and ended up in the Post Office in Odessa, Missouri and since retired.
My story is about my father, Hilary Jones, who believed a handshake and a man’s word were binding. The love of politics is how Hilary and Bill Clinton became friends. Hard work and determination is how the Hilary Jones Elk Herd came to Newton County, Arkansas.