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Stories and Tips Carthage

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Written by Jose Kevo on 09 Dec, 2004

In late May 2002, a regular customer requested personal favor. Donna had become property manager for 27 rental houses and needed introductions translated, since most tenants were Hispanic. Stopping at one house, blinds were drawn, but it was obvious somebody up and moved. Needing to…Read More


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Haunts& Jaunts

Written by Jose Kevo on 09 Dec, 2004

Whether from a self-created environment or part of the aging process, turning into a homebody was one of the last things ever expected. This change in lifestyle has been enjoyable while conceding to down-home country roots. However, all work and study without some type of…Read More


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Jose Kevo's Caribbean Cabaña

Written by Jose Kevo on 09 Dec, 2004

If ever near Carthage, Missouri, with time to stop awhile, I invite you to a historic strip of Route 66 that runs through town. Don't think you're lost just because almost everyone in the neighborhood appears Hispanic. I'll greet you at the door...and welcome you…Read More


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Memories of Wealthier Times

Written by btwood2 on 01 Jan, 2005

Due to ongoing Civil War guerilla warfare, much of the original town of Carthage had been destroyed by 1863. Following the war, the town began to be rebuilt from the ashes. Lead, zinc, and marble mining, plus productive wheat fields, created considerable wealth.…Read More


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Dining South of the Border

Written by Jose Kevo on 09 Dec, 2004

Carthage has a gluttony of fast-food chains and buffet restaurants where a person can eat their weight in American food, seafood, and Chinese selections. Otherwise, there's nothing in between for rare times I feel like eating out, except tucked-away small eateries necessitating making a…Read More


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Caribbean Feasting at Jose Kevo's

Written by btwood2 on 18 Jan, 2005

Entering KEVO’s Caribbean refuge on Oak Street/Route 66, you get almost an immediate high from the oxygen exhaled by the jungle of plants, mostly in the living room. It’s also like being immersed into a wild mixture of old Jake Ryan and new…Read More


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Our Lady of the Ozarks, Vietnamese Version

Written by btwood2 on 01 Jan, 2005

A park-like area opened up to the right as we drove south on Grand Avenue. Our interest piqued, we parked and walked up the long double sidewalk to the gray four-story rectangular, cross-topped building, which looked more like a school than a church.…Read More


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Cell phone shenanigans

Written by btwood2 on 01 Jan, 2005

Was Mama Juana to blame? At first I quickly dismissed this idea when Kev brought it up, because the mishap occurred before my husband had even had a drop of the sweet, fiery liquid. We’d been introduced to Mama J the day before.…Read More


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