LAST LOAD

On Monday morning, West Plains city workers from the transportation and electric departments delivered a load of radiators to the West Plains Civic Center, the last items from the Parkside House in Butler Children’s Park. The radiators are among several fixtures up for bid in a public auction scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday in the civic center exhibit hall. Transportation Director Brian Mitchell said crews began the process of the getting items out of the house Friday and the hardest part was getting the staircase out of the house because it was large, heavy and could only be moved by hand without damaging it. The auction will include pocket and pine doors, the main stairway, the fireplace mantle and all the wood trim from those items pulled from the house. Also available will be some sinks. The proceeds from the auction will go to the city. Once the auction is complete, the city will remove the house to make way for the installation of a splash pad and all-inclusive playground at the park. Workers, from left: Josh Eckenrode, Thomas Tripp Jr., Nick Osborn and Randy Belcher.

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