Bourbon County 4-H Fair, A United Way Agency

FortScott.Biz is doing a series on the agencies that receive funding through United Way of Bourbon County.

The following is an interview with Diane Brillhart, treasurer of Bourbon County 4-H Fair.

Who is the contact person along with phone number?

Dale Griffiths – 620-215-3101

What service do you provide to our community?

“We provide a venue and structure for holding the annual county fair.  The County Fair is a place for our local kids to exhibit the projects they have been working on and teach others about things they have learned.  Our venue is also available for others in the community to hold events and activities.”

How many people are served?

“Everyone in the community can benefit from our facility.”

What percentage of your budget is the United Way Grant?

“Five percent.”

Who are the board members?

President Dale Griffiths, Vice-Pres. Mark Crystal,                                        Secretary  Lynda Foster, Assist. Secretary David Foster,                     Treasurer  Diane Brillhart, Assist. Treasurer Mark Brillhart, Merchant Superintendent Allen Warren,  Grandstand Superintendent  Stewart Gulager and Assistant Grandstand Superintendent Mark Leatherman.

United Way is primarily funded through donations from local businesses when employees agree to donate an amount through payroll deductions.

Gina Shelton, president of United Way of Bourbon County said the cost of a purchased soft drink, one dollar if it was payroll deducted by many people, would help the agency meet its 2018 Campaign goal of $50,000.

                                          

 

CHAMBER TO HOST LEGISLATIVE UPDATE COFFEE March 3

 Lindsay Madison, Executive Director Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce

 Community members are invited to a Legislative Update Coffee hosted by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Catherine’s Café on the lower level of Mercy Hospital.

State legislators Senators Richard Hilderbrand and Caryn Tyson and Representatives Trevor Jacobs and Adam Lusker will give an update on the current session as well as address any issues or questions presented from the audience.

If you have a particular item you would like to have addressed and plan to attend, you may email the Chamber at information@fortscott.com by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

The general public is invited and encouraged to attend this Legislative Update on Saturday, March 3.

Coffee, juice and light breakfast refreshments will be served. The event is being sponsored by the City of Fort Scott, Landmark Bank, McDonald’s and Mercy Hospital.

For more information please contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 223-3566 or email lindsay.madison@fortscott.com.

SEKRS, Respite For Caregivers

Southeast Kansas Respite Services worker Kathy Ogle visits with a client.

FortScott.Biz is providing a series featuring each  United Way of Bourbon County agency in the coming weeks.

United Way is primarily funded through donations from local businesses when employees agree to donate an amount through payroll deductions.

Gina Shelton, president of United Way of Bourbon County said the cost of a purchased soft drink, one dollar if it was payroll deducted by many people, would help the agency meet its 2018 Campaign goal of $50,000.

Diane Salyers is the contact for Southeast Kansas Respite Services (SEKRS) and she provided the answers in the following interview with fortscott.biz. She can be reached at      dsalyers@ku.edu

What service do you provide Bourbon County residents?

“SEKRS was organized to give parents/ family caregivers a rest or break from the constant care that is often required by a child, adult family member, or senior with special needs.  It is very difficult to find persons willing to assume the added responsibility of caring for someone with special needs. SEKRS hires individuals to go into the home and stay with the individual with special needs so the family caregiver can get away.”

“Our goal is to strengthen families and keep them together by giving them a break from the constant care and added stress families of individuals with special needs face on a daily basis.   Family caregivers need to know their loved ones are being cared for by skilled and competent caregivers. SEKRS provides that care.”

What are your service hours?

“Our office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, but our services can be at any time, including nights and weekends.”

What is your local address?

“We are located t 2601 Gabriel, Parsons KS 67357 and we cover the nine counties of Southeast Kansas.”

What percentage of your budget is the United Way grant?

“We requested $500 which is 10 percent of our budget.”

Who are your board members?

SEKRS Board of Directors  2017-2018

Scott Thompson -Chairperson

Director CLASS LTD

PO Box 266

Columbus, KS  66725

 

Tim Cunningham

Director Tri-Valley Developmental Services

PO Box 518

Chanute, KS  66720

 

Mike Dixon Acting Superintendent, Parsons State Hospital and Training

PO Box 738

Parsons, KS   67357

 

Matt Atteberry-Secretary

Director Labette Center for Mental Health Services

PO Box 258

Parsons, KS   67357

 

Dave Lindeman-Treasurer

Director University of Kansas Life Span at Parsons

PO Box 738

Parsons, KS  67357

 

Cindy Lane

Director Area Agency on Aging

PO Box J

Chanute, KS  66720

 

 

Fort Scott Police Department Daily Reports Feb. 23-26

The Fort Scott Police Department daily reports can best be viewed on a computer.

The Fort Scott Police Department is located at
1604 S. National, Fort Scott, KS 66701 and can be reached at
620-223-1700.

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2-23-18 to 2-26-18