Above, Vanessa Brewer-Tyson, left, and Melinda Cato, the Progressive Journal’s “Shop Local, Buy Local Team,” discuss a few of their finds at the Melon Beach store in downtown Pageland.
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Progressive Journal coworkers Melinda Caldwell Cato and Vanessa Brewer-Tyson have much in common. 

Pageland is their home. They are graduates of Pageland High School. Vanessa graduated in 1973, Melinda in 1974. 

They share a love of the outdoors and animals. Melinda says she grew up a tom girl. Vanessa’s childhood home was near farmland, a chicken coop and a pig sty.