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March 27, 2014

The Lamp Post

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And some advertisers are indeed taking advantage of that location.

If you drive past the library, you’ll see it bears a big sign facing the intersection. The sign reminds the public of the library’s annual book sale — a big event where you can find a literary gem in the rough. Books sell for cheap and proceeds help the library, which is always looking for a few bucks to improve services.

The sale is run by the Friends of the Library organization.

An odd police call

You don’t hear this very often.

A few nights ago, the Lamplighter overheard this call on the police scanner: A cruiser was dispatched to investigate a report of a homeless person sleeping on a park bench. Nothing unusual there — except that the bench was inside City Hall.

Boarded up

The now-closed Main Street Mobil gas station is looking like it will stay that way for a while.

The station was closed for months after former owner George Wickson died. Then it reopened, but a few weeks ago closed again.

Just over a week ago, the Lamplighter noticed carpenters boarding up the doors of the station — everything from the office entrance to the big doors of the repair garage.

They even built wooden covers over the gas pumps.

It’s a strange sight — almost eerie, like the station is part of a ghost town.

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