FSCC to Host Public Forum for President Candidates

Fort Scott, KS —

Fort Scott Community College has been in the process of looking for a new President since last November. The Board has decided on four candidates from a pool of 20 applicants.

The four candidates are: Slade Griffiths, from Arkansas City, James Genandt, from Chanute, Sara Harris from Independence and Alysia Johnston from Edna. Each of these candidates have been scheduled to spend the day in Fort Scott. Part of their scheduled day will be to hold a public forum at FSCC in the Ellis Center at 1:30pm. They will share a few comments and the floor will be open for questions.

Dates candidates will be on campus are: Monday, the 23rd, Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th and March 2nd.

Relay for Life of Bourbon County hosts event

Fort Scott, KS —

Last Friday night, Relay for Life (RFL) of Bourbon County held their KISS OFF event at Common Grounds Coffee Shop. The focus of the event was awareness, fun, fundraising and of course, to gather new supporters to the cause.

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Reaching out to a younger generation is important to all organizations and gathering at the local coffee shop was a great idea. RFL events included a Karaoke competition and music by interactive elective device musician, David Cedillo.

Karaoke was judged by Sarah Mae Lamar and Jeremy Culbertson, awarding prizes for first, second and third places. About 75  folks from around Bourbon Country came out the sing and have a good time. The organizers were very grateful for the outcome but also for Common Ground stepping up and donating a lot of time, energy and planning for this event.

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Another main reason for this event is to highlight their upcoming Relay. Allison Daly, the Community Manager, remarked, “there will be notable changes for this year’s event.” One of those changes will be moving the date from Summer to April 25th. Also, the location will be in the FSCC East parking lot rather than the walking trail. Daly also mentioned they are always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of capacities.

For more information or how you can become involved, please contact Allison Daly, allison.daly@cancer.org or 620.215.3865. Also, you can check our their web page here and the Facebook here!

Luv-N-Stuff, New Consignment Store

Kids grow so quickly and in their wake they leave many toys and clothes that are too nice to throw away.  Luv-n-Stuff 4 Kids was started by Karla Peterson in August as a place for you to sale such items.   At this kid friendly store, you will be be greeted by a welcoming and friendly environment as you walk through and explore the “gently loved” items that other parents have consigned.

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Being a parent and educator herself, Peterson, wanted to create a store that would serve as a valuable resource to the community and especially to parents, educators, and homeschooling families.

luvnstuff (19 of 21)Before heading to a city to buy sports uniforms, curriculum or kids furniture, stop by or give her a call to see if she has what you are looking for.   If you are in need of maternity clothes or trying to set up a comfortable room for your new little treasure swing by Luv-n-Stuff 4 Kids.  The store also has several custom made items such as doll clothes, hats, little purses, hair bows, tutus, and car seat covers.

Prices compare to ebay prices without shipping and the quality that she accepts is top notch.  If you are always looking for a better deal, the store has a weekly code or riddle on their Facebook page, which can save you an extra ten percent off.

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So if you have been looking for a place to make a little cash while cleaning out your closets, or you have been looking for some good quality kids items without spending too much, stop by Luv-n-Stuff 4 Kids and enjoy exploring the treasures that are waiting for a new home.

Consignments are by appointments only.  It is worth stopping by to get a feel for what type of items are accepted and to pick up a consignment agreement form, before bringing your stuff by.

205 East Third Street

Bella Roma, New Italian Restaurant

Fort Scott, KS – Have you been looking for a new Italian restaurant that serve authentic Italian dishes in Fort Scott? You need to make sure and stop in for a meal at Bella Roma. Bella Roma was started by Giovanni and Eddie Elezi. The brothers have several other successful restaurants in the South Eastern part of the state. After some consideration, they decided it was time to establish a restaurant in Fort Scott.

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Bella’s has been open almost two months now. Those who have discovered the restaurant already will find Fridays and Saturdays are full and may even end up on a waiting list. Giovanni, one of the Chef’s preparing the fare is from Palmera, Italy and their family has been making food for over 30 years.

Located at 302 East 1st street, they have transformed the space into a cozy Italian dining experience. The wait staff are friendly and enthusiastic about the restaurant and the vision the owners have for the new space.

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This weekend, they are offering a “Lover’s Special” Valentine’s Meal. This includes salad, entrée, drinks and cheesecake dessert for two for $39.95. Make sure and give them a call for all the details!!

Bella Roma
HOURS: 11am – 9:30pm

302 East 1st Street
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Young Professional League of Bourbon County

Fort Scott, KS — Last Friday, February 6th Young Professionals had their monthly meeting at Papa Don’s.

The guest speakers for this meeting were High School students who attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference, affectionately referred to as, “HOBY.” Two students, Camden Stiles and Olivia Houston, were sponsored by Rotary and YPL, respectively.

The students spoke about their experiences last summer and demonstrated their enthusiasm for the program. Ms. Houston has applied and been accepted for ‘JStaff’ for next summer to help run the program. HOBY takes place during the first week of June on the Kansas State University Campus.

YPL President, Heather Griffith reported on activity YPL had been involved with and upcoming events. Some notable activities were hosting the Chamber coffee and assisting with Career Day at the High School.

Membership Dues are $35 per year and due April 1st. Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page and if you are interested in joining, please contact Heather Griffith: hgriffith@fscity.org