The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on June 7, 2006 · Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7,2006 GENERATIONS A page by and about the 50+generations THE HAYS DAILY NEWS A5 e ; ^ .k • -k 4 ^ Contribut| ons to this page ar& welcome. The deadline for submitting materials is 5 p.m. Monday. sena them to Generations, The Hays Daily News, P.O. Box 857, Hays, KS 67601, or e-mail them to To advertise on this page, call the advertising department at (785)628-1081 ore-mail Don't be fooled when hitting flea markets COURTESY PHOTO The west gazebo at Hays Medical Center's Center for Health Improvement overlooks Improvements in the center's Senior Activity Complex. Center's gazebo meets new friends By HARRY WATTES Well, glory be, would you look at what's happening around me. There is so much activity that I can hardly stand still. Every morning as I awaken for the day, I'm noticing some changes in the Senior Activity Complex that surrounds me. As you might know, Hays Medical Center Foundation and HMC volunteers recently made some money available to renovate the fitness trail with a new surface, additional lighting and resting/visiting benches for our walking fitness activity. I barely can see the fitness trail, but I communicate with Gazebo East to learn what's going down. They also made money available to further develop our complex. You know, I overheard our maintenance guru Bob Schumacher talking to Harry Watts recently, and Bob said that he had planted 27 new trees and bushes on the SAC site. You know, I'm made from wood and, therefore, I have a special kinship with these trees and it makes it easy for me to visit with • them. | jj They tell me that they're hav- jing some trouble developing , their roots with all of the recent Horseshoe pits are under construction at the center. There is a wide variety of markets where used and antique tools are bought and sold. Some of the more common markets include flea markets, garage sales, tool dealer shops, auctions, tailgating at tool club meetings, etc. Flea markets are somewhat like going fishing. Maybe one or two times in 10 you will be quite lucky. The good stuff is usually gone in the first hour. Watch the ad section for garage sales. A listing that just reads tools may not mean much. Even seeing old or antique tools listed often means just rusty drills, hammers and wrenches. Look at any collectible tools that interest you very carefully before making a purchase. Sometimes small cracks, chips or small missing parts might not be obvious at first glance. There are exceptions, but generally it is a good idea to not bid on something you haven't previewed. Some of the factors that affect prices include the original box, the maker (signed tools usually sell better) and what accessories are included with the tool. A tool that is found in exceptionally new condition or is in a good- condition original box can sometimes sell for "off the chart" prices, so to speak. Marvin Mann ANTIQUES There are many categories of tools, so it wouldn't be practical to discuss the various major categories in this article. However, we might use a couple of examples to illustrate some specific points. One tool category consists of axes. Some desirable Pennsylvania makers' marks include Brady, Sener, Stabler and Stohler. The right signature can be very significant, but you need to do your research. For example, a Pennsylvania mortise chisel axe made by J. Dubs sold for over $1,800. After World War I, Winchester Repeating Arms Co. lost its government contract and started making hardware items, tools and sporting goods to generate revenue. At least one of its rare fishing lures in excellent condition can sell for a thousand dollars or more. A couple of rare calendars the company made in 1915, if they are in excellent condition, can sell in the right market for several thousand dollars. A very specific manufacturer's mark can sometimes greatly add to a tool's value. Some common rulers will sell for $10 or less. However, if you find a ruler in exceptionally good condition that is marked with the "A. Stanley & Co." trademark, it could be worth over $500. It is my understanding that this particular mark was used only from 1854 to 1857. Again, doing the research is important because even a specific Stanley trademark can be misleading. Stanley would sometimes produce a large number of castings and use them until their stock was gone. Meanwhile, a new company logo was being put on other tools. 1 would imagine that some other tool companies probably followed similar practices. Here is hoping that those who collect antique or collectible tools will find a bargain in the near future. Also, remember this: Condition is very important. So look over the antique or collectible tool very carefully before taking the cash out of your wallet. Marvin Mann, Plainville, is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers. Send questions to him in care of The Hays Daily News, P.O. Box 857, Hays KS 67601. Kansas spring winds — first to the north, then to the south, but they're holding oh with all their strength because they have a job to do. Eventually as they grow and mature, they'll provide shade and aesthetic beauty for the outside wellness/fitness program. I'm so excited about Bob's most recent additions — he buried PVC pipe, and attached valves and sprinkler heads, and his irrigation system is about ready to spray water on our grass that is being planted. I do hope that my base and flpor don't get too wet— you know, I knight develop Gazebo gout. ' 'i t I just looked outio my north, Calendar and it appears that heavy wooden frames have been laid out. They look like horseshoe pits. Pretty soon, I bet I'll hear steel-on-steel clinking, and it will be fun to watch the throwers release their shoes, and maybe their frustrations, too. Harry and Bob also talked about maybe having some shuffleboard lanes and a croquet court later on for some friendly competition — I might have to referee. I'll sign off for now, since I have to let my friend, Gazebo East, know about our progress. Keep watching'and Harry Watts, Hays, of the Center for Health Improvement's Senior Advisory Committee. Monday • ELLIS — Ellis AARP Chapter 1403 will have its regular pot luck dinner meeting at noon in the nutrition center, Eighth and Washington. Laura Hess, Hays Arts Council, will speak on art cultural program for seniors. Members are urged to bring a guest. Please bring a place setting and food dish. Hostesses will be Shirley Shiltz and Charlene Flax. Tuesday • Time Out For Life, 2900 Hall Street. Program: Travis Larsen — baseball in Kansas in the 1930s and '40s; 11:45 a.m., lunch; also, Janet Morin plays piano and short stories with Tamara Schardt. Mondays-Fridays • Meal Site reservations for senior citizens age 60 or older must be made the day before eating at the Hays Meal Site, 204 E. Eighth. For reservations or cancellations, call Alice Munsch, director, at (785) 628-6644 between 9 a.m. and noon. • Hays Senior Center cards and billiards, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 204 E. Eighth. For more information, call (785) 628-6644. Today is Wednesday, June 7, the 158th day of 2006. There are 207 days left in the year. Today in History By The Associated Press Today's Highlight in History: On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed lo the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence. ; On this date: , ....... in... 1768, frontiersman Daniel Boone first began to explore the present-day Bluegrass Stale. In 1848, French postimpressionist painter Paul Gauguin was born in Paris. In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president at his party's convention in Baltimore. In 1929, the sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome. In 1972, the musical "Grease" opened on Broadway. In 1981, Israeli military planes destroyed a nuclear power plant in Iraq, a facility the Israelis charged could have been used to make nuclear weapons. In 1998, in a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, was dragged to his death behind a pickup truck in Jasper, Texas. (Two white men were later sentenced to death for the crime; a third received life in prison.) Ten years ago: The Clinton White House acknowledged it had obtained the FBI files of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's press secretary, former Bush chief of staff James A. Baker III and other appointees from Republican administrations, calling it "an innocent bureaucratic mistake." Five years ago: A federal judge refused to stop plans for a World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. One year ago: General Motors chairman-Rick Wagoner announced-plans lo close plants and eliminate 25,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States by 2008. Today's Birthdays: Actress Virginia McKenna is 75. Singer Tom Jones is 66. Actor Ken Osmond ("Leave It to Beaver") is 63. Talk show host Jenny Jones is 60. Actor Liam Neeson is 54. Actor William Forsythe is 51 Rock musician David Navarro is 39. Actress Helen Baxendale is 36. Actor Karl Urban is 34. Actress Larisa Oleynik is 25. Actor Michael Cera is 18. Actress Shelley Buckner is 17. Thought for Today: "The history of the world shows that when a mean thing was done, man did it; when a good thing was done, man did it." - Robert G. Ingersoll, American lawyer and statesman (1833-1899). Newspapers in Education Sponsored By: I Newspaper Activity Read a news story and write down the answers to the 5 W's and the H, Who. What. When, Where, Why, and How. fe! 5 IURAL ELEPHONE 877.625.7872 • J 'From the minute I woke up, I had no sciatic pain." '.'.-'' ' '.'-;• > • Dereama Menbaugh, Hays Artist - Business Owner Pain had become a constant, companion for Dereama Allenbaugh. Over the past ten years, her sciatic pain from 8 ruptured, bulging disk was almost debilitating at times.. .and those were the good times. "The pain compromised everything I did. It hurt to sit. It hurt to stand. It's hard to make yourself do things when it hurts." She thought the pain couldn't get worse, but it did. One day while she was driving, the disk fragmented, causing extreme pain and numbness down her entire leg. A certified massage therapist;, knew something was wrong. She underwent emergency surgery at fcedical Center that same day. Surgeons from the Spine Surgery Program at Hays Medical Center performed a laminectomy diskectomy to remove the ruptured disk. When she awakened from surgery, the old pain was gone. "I wish I had this done a long time ago... 1 felt 200% - not 100% - 200% reduction in pain.. I can sleep better now." Everything went like clockwork, she said. She has another disk that may cause problems in the future. Would she undergo the same procedure twice? "I would gladly walk in and do it tomorrow. Absolutely" Care That's Good for SPINE SURGERY At H«y»M«dtcalCent«r For employment opportunities at Hays Medical Center, go to and click on Join Our Team, 2220 Canterbury Drive - Hays 785-628-8221 Toll Free 866-428-8221

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