Sitting on a foundation of limestone does not insure permanence. You have to work hard to preserve the past. And that's exactly what the folks in Stinesville have done - from their well-kept school & gym to the old mercantile store that doubles as a coffee shop and post office. At the top of the list of preservationists are the elementary school's maintenance men, Larry Hays & Larry Pursell, who gave us a tour of the former home of the Quarry Lads, and provided yearbooks from the time before consolidation. Limestone is an amazing resource, but preservation begins with care. CGS.