Inkjet Capacity at Flesh

A Flesh Co. work group consisting of (from left) Donnie Williams, Marvin James, Bill Spencer, Ben Daugherty, Skip Riley, Jeff Padgett and Stuart Prince analyzed various supplies and locations of the company’s inline inkjet system to create a new process.

The Flesh Co. recently added additional inline inkjet capacity utilizing two Kodak Prosper imaging units.

In the past years, Flesh has increased its inkjet capabilities to meet the needs of clients and customers. With the vast array of imaging devices, the production team created a special work group that was charged with the mission of analyzing the various supplies and locations of the current system and then create a new process. The goal will be to reduce waste and lost time and improve the overall operation of the digital imaging units.

The team consisted of Donnie Williams, Ben Daugherty, Jeff Padgett, Skip Riley, Marvin James, Stuart Prince and Bill Spencer.

Flesh provides business forms and labels in cut sheet, continuous unit set and jumbo roll formats. Value add capabilities include variable barcode image printing, integrated cards and labels, label/form combinations,  pocket forms, custom label products and a full-service bindery.

Local magician trains with Vegas headliner

Parsons magician Dennis Wilson traveled to Las Vegas recently to study at the McBride Magic & Mystery School, operated by Las Vegas magic headliner Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger. While in Vegas, Dennis worked with McBride, but also met magic legend Jeff Hobson, and performed Hobson’s egg bag routine at the Orleans Casino.

“I guess you could say I’ve performed in Las Vegas now. If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is!” said Wilson.

Wilson has been studying and performing magic for the past 20 years. He has performed in a variety of venues from birthday parties, company parties, fairs, schools and private parties to civic events.

Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger are the founders of the McBride Magic & Mystery School. Both were named among the 100 most influential magicians of the 20th century by magician’s trade magazine MAGIC, and have won numerous awards between them. They have been teaching together since 1987.

SEK home sales figures for July

Home sales in Southeast Kansas fell by 12.8 percent in July compared to last year’s figures.

In July 2016, sales totaled 75 units, down from 86 in 2015. The average sale price was $91,717. This represents a decrease of 0.6 percent from the July 2015 average price of $92,297.

A total of 64 contracts for sale were written in July 2016, down from 84 in July 2015. This is a decrease of 23.8 percent. Contracts written during the month reflect, in part, sales that will close in the near future.

The inventory of active listings in Southeast Kansas stood at 754 units at the end of July, which is down from 781 homes that were on the market at the end of July last year. At the current rate of sales, this figure represents 10.1 months’ supply of homes on the market.

According to Amber Gregory, president of the Southeast Kansas Association of Realtors, “With 482 homes sold in SE Kansas through the end of July, we’re just ahead (+3.4%) of the pace set last year.  That’s pretty good considering we had double digit gains last year.  Based on the $38 million in home sales volume this year, home prices are holding steady with a median sold price of $65,000.  The amount of time for a home to go under contract (median days on market) stands at 81 days, a tiny bit slower than last year’s 79 days, and 75 days two years ago.”  

Members of the Southeast Kansas Association of Realtors represent home sellers and buyers throughout 11 counties in SEK, covering over 6,000 square miles with a population of more than 134,000 people.  Some communities included are Independence, Coffeyville, Chanute, Iola, Parsons and Fort Scott.

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