HUSTONVILLE - A water line break Tuesday near Hustonville brought out the best in the city's eastern neighbors, proving the good Samaritans of Crab Orchard know life's lemons are best served as lemonade.
Hustonville Mayor Larry "Pup" Doss said the city had suffered a "pretty bad" water line break near the Arcadia subdivision Tuesday, creating a boil-water advisory for residents as a Hustonville water crew looked for the location of the break. Both water tanks were almost entirely drained before the break was repaired.
"The mayor of Crab Orchard sent three of his workers to find it. I thought that was awful nice of the mayor to send his workers to help me," Doss said.
With the help sent by Crab Orchard Mayor Mike Ramey, the leak was tracked down much faster then had Hustonville worked alone, said Doss, and for that Ramey deserved a little good press.