Longtime barber recalls satisfying career

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August 23, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Barry Adams, now retired, was a barber for 53 years.

Two things convinced Barry Adams, 75, he wanted to be a barber when he graduated from Humboldt High School in 1961.

Like boys back then, he marched to Ward Barricklow’s shop every two weeks to have his hair trimmed. Over the course of those biweekly trips, Barry noticed Barricklow took off a week or so every fall to hunt deer in Colorado, and also closed whenever he liked to trek to western Kansas when pheasant season opened.

“That sounded good to me,” Barry said.

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