THE ADVANCE REPORTER
We are pleased to put the Spotlight this week on one of Scott
County's pioneers. We would like to introduce to our readers Mr. William
Mr. Self was born and raised in Scott County and has lived his 82
years in and around Waldron. He was born in 1885 in the Greenridge
community to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Self.
He is one of six children of which four are still living. Two
brothers, Arvil, who lives east of Waldron and Doc, who lives in
Springfield, Missouri. One sister, Mrs. Eloise Holladay of Escondido,
Mr. Self and Mary House were married at Greenridge in 1911. They
raised six children: Madge Barnett, Wayford, Waymon and Isabelle Heath of
Waldron; Winfred of Santa Cruz, California, and Beatrice Ham of Brementon,
Mr. Self worked at timber and sawmill work all his life. To quote
him, "he has cut more timber with little mills than any man living his
He is still able to come to town every day in spite of one
Thursday, October 5, 1967
WILLIAM LAMBERT SELF
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