What’s Happening In Fort Scott Aug. 23 Edition

Hedgehog.INK will be open on Sundays and Mondays from 1:00-5:00pm starting Sunday, July 7th.  During the month of August, adult fiction gently used books will be buy 2 get 1 free (see flyer below)
Horticulture Services in Fort Scott – Krista Harding, Horticulture Agent for the Southwind Extension District, has office hours at the Extension office inside the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday
In an effort to better serve residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding communities, Krista is there weekly to answer questions and offer advice on lawn and gardens, trees and shrubs, flowers and insect. Bring your spotted leaves, strange looking insects or wilted flowers and let her help you! This a free service and is available to all community members. Questions? Call 620-223-3720 (See flyer below)
Save the Date: 2019 Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation Fall Golf Classic 4-Person Scramble – Saturday, September 14th at Woodland Hills Golf Course,
2414 S. Horton in Fort Scott (See flyer below)
$200 per team includes green fees, cart & lunch. Deadline to enter is September 6th

This fundraiser will help the Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation to support programs for our neighbors with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Allen, Bourbon, Neosho, and Woodson counties

For more information, contact Tricia at 620-431-7401, ext. 230 or tcampbell@tvds.org

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Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows
& bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
23 Author Talk and Book Signing with Rebecca Thesman at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main St., 6-7pm (see flyer below)

Meet and greet author Rebecca Thesman. There will be an author talk, Q & A, and booksigning. Her book will be available for purchase in the bookstore. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.facebook.com/hedgesbookstore/

23 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavilion,
1st & Main, 7pm

Friday Night Concert in the Park – Sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce

This week’s concert features the Apostolic Church Acapella Choir. Come early and bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.  In the event of bad weather we will move to The Common Grounds Coffee Shop

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

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Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products
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Southeast Kansas Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Gorilla Village, Pittsburg, KS, 8am (See flyer below)

Help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Walk in honor of or in memory of someone with Alzheimer’s disease. This is a community event for all ages. No entry fee. Walkers who register and raise at least $100 receive the event T-shirt. 1-mile walk route. Please register online at alzwalkseks.org. Event day registration starts at 8:00 a.m., Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m., Walk starts at
9:15 a.m.
For more information, click HERE

24 7th Annual Fort Scott National Cemetery #1 Wreath Ride – Registration at 3rd & Main St. from 9-10am

The 7th Annual ride in support of the Wreath Across America Project in Ft. Scott National Cemetery #1. All vehicles are welcome. All proceeds go towards the purchase of a wreath for our nation’s finest buried at Ft. Scott National Cemetery

Registration: 3rd & Main St., Fort Scott, KS, 9-10:30am

$35/bike, $50/truck – includes 1 meal & 1 t-shirt, 2 chances for Grand Prize (American Flag Knife). Extra meal $7.50, additional t-shirts $20.00. Drawing for a Sig Sauer M17 & 1911 Pistol donated by Fort Scott Gun & Pawn

For more information contact Kevin Wagner: 620-215-2174

24 Benefit Fundraiser for the Leatherman Family – Bourbon County 4-H Building, 2102 S. Huntington in Fort Scott, 5-8pm

Benefit Fundraiser for the Leatherman family – Saturday, August 24th, 5-8pm, at the Bourbon County 4-H Building, 2102 S. Huntington in Fort Scott.

Meal (free will donation): pulled pork, beans, skillet potatoes, served from 5-6:30pm

Live auction –  6:30pm (if you would like to donate auction items, contact Wilma Hibdon: 620-224-0707

Cornhole Tournament immediately after the auction – $20 per team

Leanne was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. Mark and Leanne have been travelling back and forth to Joplin for chemo treatments and doctor’s appointments. Surgery to remove her tumors was done with good results. The Leatherman’s have been lifelong 4-H supporters and Fair Board members. Please come out and join us in supporting this wonderful family!

24 The Spencer Family Music Gospel Music Concert – Fort Scott First Southern Baptist Church, 1818 S. Main,
7-9pm

Spencer Family Music from Joplin, Missouri. Family gospel group with Mom, Dad and 13 children.  Adults 14 & Up $10.00, Children 5-13 $5.00. Tickets sold in advance by contacting Ida Ford at 417-262-3948, Dorothy Taylor
620-223-9351, Vera Norris 620-215-2066 or Terri Williams 620-215-3202, or at the door the night of the concert.  All proceeds to benefit FSBC Building Fund for our new Family Life Center

Watch “Come Thou Fount” by the Spencer Family here: https://youtu.be/7p1e_6bMPAM

25 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus –
10 S. National, 3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of 8 teams, maximum of 5 members on a team)

$5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team.
Pre-register at the tap room

27
Story Time, hosted by the Fort Scott Public Library –
201 S. National, 10-11am

Join Miss Val and other local families for a themed story time, featuring 2-3 books read aloud, songs or fingerplays, craft, and snack, along with a play table for before and after the stories. All story times welcome any age children and teens
Some themes are based around seasons, holidays, and annual events, while others are chosen by regular attendees
For more information, visit www.fortscott.mykansaslibrary.org or see our Facebook events page by clicking HERE
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and snacks related to our theme in the downstairs event room. Hope you can come. Tell your friends!
27 T.O.P.S Meetings held weekly on Tuesdays at Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 10:30am
27 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
27 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Tuesday evenings, 4-6pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds. We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

28 Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center –
735 Scott Ave., 9-10am every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month

Come drink some coffee and play some bingo at Buck Run. Staff will provide the bingo cards, the caller and coffee; prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

28 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,  308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
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Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
28
TAG – Teen Advisory Group – Fort Scott Public Library –
201 S. National, 4:15-5:15pm

Join Teen Advisory Group members in the library events room. This event is exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snacks night, community service project, book club meeting, and craft night each month. Members can help the library develop programs, displays, and book collections that better serve teens! Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. See you at TAG, and bring your friends!
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Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee is being hosted by Fort Scott Washateria
Location:  501 S. National Ave.
29 Horticultural services at the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday – 210 S. National,
9am-3:30pm (See flyer below)

Krista Harding, Horticulture Agent for the Southwind Extension District, has office hours at the Extension office inside the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday. In an effort to better serve residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding communities, Krista is there weekly to answer questions and offer advice on lawn and gardens, trees and shrubs, flowers and insect. Bring your spotted leaves, strange looking insects or wilted flowers and let her help you! This a free service and is available to all community members. Questions? Call 620-223-3720

29 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
12pm-1pm
29 Uniontown JV Girls at Woodland Hills Golf Course –
2414 S. Horton, 1-4pm
29 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center,
735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm

Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize

29 A Star is Born, or Died – Boiler Room Brewhaus,
2 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from
7-9pm for karaoke fun. Cheer on your favorite local star!

30
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows
& bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
30 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavilion, 1st & Main, 7pm

Friday Night Concert in the Park – Sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce

This week’s concert features The Mike Miller Band – country, classic and gospel. Come early and bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.  In the event of bad weather we will move to The Common Grounds Coffee Shop

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

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Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products
31 9th Annual Co-ed Softball Tournament for Care to Share Cancer Support Group/The Sharing Bucket – Ellis Park, 1182-1246 E. 12th St. in Fort Scott, 8am

Hosted by Nicole and Jason Hicks: 620-768-9739

$125 per team – sign up now! USSSA rules. 7 guys
& 3 girls. Concession stands open. Chances for donated items. Champion shirts to the winners!

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Industrial Hemp Regulations Draft Available for Public Input

 

 

MANHATTAN, Kan. —  A draft of regulations for the Commercial Industrial Hemp Program in Kansas is now available for public input on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The draft was developed by KDA and will be available for public review by the industrial hemp state advisory board and stakeholders. An Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for August 30 to discuss the draft of the commercial regulations.

 

The draft can be found at agriculture.ks.gov/IndustrialHemp, and comments may be submitted there or emailed to KDA.industrialhemp@ks.gov through September 13. Following this public input stage, all feedback will be considered in revising the regulations prior to beginning the next step in the formal adoption process.

 

As part of the formal adoption process, the regulations will be reviewed by several entities, including the Division of Budget, Department of Administration, the Attorney General, and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations. In addition, they will be subject to a public hearing which will be announced in the Kansas Register 60 days prior to the hearing. The state’s Commercial Industrial Hemp Program plan also must be approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA is expected to provide the “Final Rule” on the establishment of a domestic hemp production program in late August 2019.

 

 

North Main Street Closed Saturday Morning For Wreath Ride

ATTN:  Downtown Businesses, Residents & Patrons

 
We want to make sure everyone is aware of the Wreath Ride taking place tomorrow (Saturday) and that the convoy will be coming down Main Street starting at 11am.  Registration will take place at 3rd & Main from 9-10:30am.  CFI will have 8 military wrapped trucks in attendance. All vehicles are welcome to participate! All money raised will go towards Wreaths Across America to purchase Wreaths for the National Cemetery.  This is the first time all EIGHT military wrapped CFI trucks will be in one place.  All are welcome to come watch the convoy.
 
City Commission approved street closure on Main Street between 1st & 3rd St. from 8:30am to 11:30am.
 
Click here to view the Wreath Ride Facebook page for more info.

Young Entrepreneur: Caleb Kasper

Caleb Kasper works on a cell phone for a customer. Submitted photos.

A  little over a year ago, Caleb Kasper, 15, created a business to meet a need.

He repairs damaged and broken Apple cellular products, such as iPhones and tablets.

“I started to repair iPhones because a couple of years ago I broke a brand new iPhone I had just received,” Kasper said.  “I started to look around for a non-expensive way to repair it. After looking for several days, I realized there should be an easier and more affordable way to simply get your phone in good working condition again.”

He is the son of Natalie Taylor and  Teddy Kasper.

” With help from my dad, and some specialized training, I taught myself to repair many aspects of an iPhone,” he said.

His mom helps with marketing.

“My mom has helped me with advertising using Facebook and other social media apps,” he said.

“Now, that I’ve repaired iPhones for several people, who have been pleased with my work, they have recommended me throughout the community,” Kasper said.

Rhonda Pinkerton was one of his recent customers and nominated Kasper for the feature.

“I feel like it is a good service that is not offered here in town and could benefit a lot of people,” Pinkerton said. “He fixed a broken phone screen for me… He was great to work with and made it quick and easy.”

Kasper is self-taught and able to repair broken cell phone screens. Submitted photos.

He can be reached to set up an appointment and get a quote by phone/text at 620-215-4706 or

by email at calebedkasper123@gmail.com.

Prices vary between the type of repair and model of the product.

New WS Technology Teacher: Karen Gorden

 

 Karen Gordon, 56, is the new technology teacher at Winfield Scott Elementary School.
Gordon retired in May from  teaching in Missouri after 27 years.
She is a Nevada, MO native.
“I’ve had numerous jobs in education while at Nevada,” she said. “Most recently I was one of the middle school counselors. I have also been the counselor at Truman Elementary, school psychological examiner for the district, taught fifth-grade, gifted, keyboarding, and seventh-grade science.”
Gordon has a bachelor of arts degree from UMKC and a master of science from PSU, both in elementary education.
“I also have numerous hours in counseling from MSU,” she said.
Her husband, Tom Gordon, and she have one son, McCade Gordon, who is a sophomore at Mizzou.
Outside of school, she likes attending Broadway shows, her son’s concerts, walking, and “hanging out with friends,” she said.
“The best part of teaching, for me, is getting to shape young minds and show them that their only limits are those they place on themselves,” she said.
Her greatest challenge this year will be going back into the classroom after being in counseling for the last six years, she said.
“I’m so excited to work with the littles!”

Pruning by Patty LaRoche

Patty LaRoche

Hurricane season is nearing, and we who live in Florida are being prepped with expert advice. The latest came from our trash removal service via the neighborhood newsletter. Apparently keeping our yard vegetation trimmed is key. We need to “thin out foliage so that wind can flow freely through branches, decreasing the chance of uprooting trees or plants.” That small step will prevent damage to cars, houses and people. Two years ago, according to the article, because of Hurricane Irma’s vegetative debris left on the ground, it took three months and cost more than $30 million to collect and dispose of all the waste.

Fortunately, Dave and I are renting in an area where the yard work is handled by professionals. That probably saves our neighborhood because my dear husband loves to prune (i.e., shred). He, a snip sniper, believes that plants and bushes need to end up basically at ground level so they can “start over.” Butchering more shrubs than I can count, Gardener Dave claims that his method will help the plant grow, bear better fruit and improve its appearance…which, given 30 or 40 years, is a possibility. Don’t get me wrong. I know that pruning is necessary, but it should be purposeful, not random from a Paul Bunyan wannabe who lights up at the thought of tinkering with an axe.

In the June update of “The Spruce,” the author calls pruning “tough love…(which) keeps (plants) healthy and encourages fresh, new growth and renewal.” Lopping off those sprigs or limbs keeps them from sapping the energy of the healthy part of the plant (you know, the part Dave has mutilated). If not pruned, the dead spreads and kills the entire plant.

Jesus knew all about pruning and used that analogy when instructing his disciples (and us) on what is necessary to thrive. I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. (John 15:1-2).

Pretty simple. If we are fruit-bearers (bringing glory to God by discipling others), He, as the grand gardener, prunes to increase fruitfulness so the storms of life won’t leave irreparable damage in our lives. Pruning might mean we lose wilted relationships, superfluous possessions, unimportant status, lifeless habits, etc., but if that temporary loss causes us to rely more on God and less on what we think we need, we will bear more spiritual fruit.

One way God prunes is through His word, the Bible, where we learn of behaviors that sap our energy and keep us from maturing in our Christian walk. Removing the undesirable sin- branches frees us to grow. Hebrews 4:12 explains the importance of allowing the Bible to dictate how we live: For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

The questions remain: What in your life needs to be pruned? Perhaps there is something that creates a drain on you, and even though “good,” it is not “best.” Aleasha Morris of “Leadership Vision” wrote of the benefit of spiritual pruning: “Finding and removing what chokes our life can help us to breathe deeper, spread wider, and grow higher than we ever thought possible.”

Sounds like a plan to me. I just pray it doesn’t take 30-40 years to get there.

Happenings At St. Martin’s Academy

Submitted by Daniel Kerr
All hands on deck!  As a busy and productive summer comes to a close, every staff member, friend with a hammer, and tradesman in Bourbon County has gathered for the final push to make our new campus ready for the start of school.  On September 2nd, we’ll welcome around 30 exemplary young men across 9th, 10th and 11th grades for our second year.  With a waiting list developing for each class, our challenge in the years to come will not be finding students, but rather building our campus at a rate commensurate with such strong demand.  Deo gratias!

It promises to be an exciting year and we’re delighted to introduce you below to some wonderful men and women who will be joining our faculty as well as a couple of programs that exemplify our commitment to an education for boys that roots bold innovation in time-tested tradition.

Saint Martin, pray for us!

Duc in Altum,
Daniel Kerr, President
Patrick Whalen, Headmaster

The Last Homely House

We’re almost there!  It has been an adventure since we first broke ground on Theotokos Hall and the hard work and persistence from our team and supporting community is about to pay off.  Theotokos Hall, home and hearth to future generations of St. Martin’s students, is a structure built to endure the test of time and we cut no corners in making her worthy of honoring Our Lady.

For the latest updates with more pictures, check out our blog.

The Hall of Fire in Rivendell represents the place where tradition is passed on through story, where meaning is revealed, where language expresses itself in the making and interpretation of worlds.  The ambience of fire, of a friendly hearth where all strangers are made welcome and find consolation, speaks of a place where humanity can take root and flourish, a true home – the “Last Homely House.”  Here prose is subordinate to poetry, and poetry to song.  – Stratford Caldecott, Beauty in the Word

New Faculty
We are very pleased to welcome some incredibly talented and good men and women to our humble assembly.  We are now a faculty of 15.  For pictures and full bios, please see our About Us section on our website.
Ginger McElwee, History Teacher and Librarian
Ryan Bauer, Math & Natural Sciences Teacher
Danielle Bauer, Secretary
Giorgio Navarini, House Father
Roger McCaffrey, House Father
Joshua Gieger, House Father
Jack Karleskint, Construction Trades Program Lead Instructor

Announcing our Construction Trades Program

Every Wednesday afternoon, our boys will join local legend and recently retired General Contractor Jack Karleskint for a 4-hour hands-on workshop in carpentry and construction.  This Construction Trades Program is a nationally recognized 2-year certification and is administered through the Fort Scott Community College.  The curriculum comes from Southeast Kansas commercial building stalwart, Crossland Construction.

We are grateful to Jack, FSCC and Crossland for making such a valuable program possible for our boys!

Read more about how this program integrates with our curriculum at St. Martin’s.

Bon Voyages Les Garcons!

On September 7th our Juniors will embark on an 9-week journey across France, Spain and Italy.  Curated and led by St. Martin’s Senior Faculty members and House Father Josh Mincio, our study abroad program will bring our students into direct contact with the physical reality that was Christendom and offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience the cultural roots of Western Civilization.

A rough sketch of our itinerary:
Weeks 1, 2 & 3 – Afoot in France: Paris, Chartres, Tours, Normandy Beach, Mont St. Michel, the Vendee and Chavagnes International School
Weeks 4 & 5 – Spiritual Retreat at the Benedictine Abbey of Fontgombault
Weeks 6 & 7 – Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage
Weeks 8 & 9 – The Eternal City

Down on the Farm

St. Martin’s Farms is readying for our second year as a diversified operation that includes pastured hogs, dairy cattle, katahdin sheep, meat chickens, egg-laying chickens, geese and rabbits.  This year in particular we will be ramping up our dairy and egg-laying operation.  We added three beautiful Jersey cows to our existing herd of three and all six are due to calve in September and October!  We expect an abundance of fresh milk out of the dairy barn and should collect between 70 and 80 eggs a day from the layers.  Bolstering these two areas will go a long way towards providing critical healthy fats and proteins to the boys’ diet.

Read more about why we farm at St. Martins.

Above: Rising Junior Israel Meyers refining his hand-milking technique on Molly the Jersey Cow

Join the Cause!

St. Martin’s is changing the landscape in secondary education and disrupting an ineffective and unimaginative status quo.  Please consider giving generously to our Raise the Rafters Campaign with a one-time gift or pledge.  No gift is too small (or too large!) and will be stewarded carefully as we build a campus for generations to come.

I teach in a charter school in Texas, and I see daily the effects on children of sitting in a desk for 8 hours and then playing video games after school.  This model produces passive, pusillanimous boys whose goals are avoiding work, gaming, and inventing cool-sounding excuses for their failures. Absorbed in the world of technology, they miss both the supernatural and the natural worlds which surround them.

I am deeply grateful to Dan Kerr and Patrick Whalen, along with all the teachers and staff of St. Martin’s, for creating an environment in which boys can truly thrive and grow to become the men that God wants them to be.  The trajectory of my son’s life, and those of countless other boys, has been changed permanently by your work.

– Meg Jones, mother of Nate (’22)

K-State Beef Stocker field day set for Sept. 19 

 

 

Event highlights latest information to help producers make key decisions, say organizers

 

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Health management of high-risk calves, humane euthanasia practices, beef cattle market outlook and a panel discussion on beef parasite control are among the topics planned for the Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 19.

 

“We are excited to host the 20th annual edition of the KSU Beef Stocker Field Day,” said Dale Blasi, a professor of animal sciences and beef cattle extension specialist. “Like all the other events in the past, we bring the latest information on marketing, nutrition, health and technology for attendees to apply to their operation.”

 

Hosted at the K-State Beef Stocker Unit (4330 Marlatt Ave. in Manhattan), the event starts with registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10:15 a.m. Niman Ranch will provide a prime ribeye lunch, and the day ends with an evening social featuring prairie oysters and Call Hall ice cream.

 

Attendees will have a chance to win door prizes, including a fishing trip, ATV sprayers and more. Attendees can also tour the new student housing at the Beef Stocker Unit.

 

Topics for this year’s agenda include

  • Beef Cattle Market Outlook
  • Changing Industry Structure is Forging a Closer Relationship Between Grow Yards and Feeders 
  • Internal Parasite Management
  • Quality Stocker Production Considerations
  • Humane Euthanasia Practices
  • BeefBasis: Better Information for Better Marketing Decisions
  • Health Management of High-Risk Calves
  • Panel Discussion: Beef Parasite Control

This year’s event is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health. The pre-registration fee is $25 if paid by Sept. 10. More information and online registration is available at KSUBeef.org. After Sept. 10, attendees must pay $35 on site.

 

For more information, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu.

Public Comments For Prisoner Review Board

Prisoner Review Board changes Topeka location for public comments in September

 

The Kansas Prisoner Review Board (PRB) will hold the Topeka public comment session on September 20, at 8:30 a.m., in the Florentine Room of the Jayhawk Tower, 700 SW Jackson St.

 

Previously, the session was scheduled to be held at the Topeka Municipal Court House, which will be closed September 20.

 

Members of the public who would like to comment on any of the offenders eligible for parole in November 2019 may attend.

 

To view the list of offenders, visit the Kansas Department of Corrections’ website at: https://www.doc.ks.gov/prb/public-comment-sessions/listed.

 

The two other public comment sessions held in September will be:

  • September 16: Kansas City City Hall, One McDowell Plaza, 701 N. 7thSt., from 10 a.m. to noon; and
  • September 18: Derby Police and Courts, first floor, 229 N. Baltimore, from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

Obituary of Larry Joe Beck

Larry Joe Beck, age 65, a resident of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at his home.

He was born April 11, 1954, in Ft. Scott, Kansas.  He graduated from the Ft. Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College.

  He went on to receive his BS Degree in Nursing from Pittsburg State University.  Larry Joe married Mary E.Evans on September 19, 1975, at Devon, Kansas.  He worked as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott.

He later served with the United States Air Force during Operation Desert Storm where he served as a clinical nurse.  Following his military service, he worked as a surgical nurse for Doctor’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri and Cox Hospital in Monet, Missouri.

Larry Joe enjoyed reading, welding and playing golf.  He also was a licensed pilot.  He was a past member of the Devon United Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home in Mt. Vernon; his daughter, Samantha Beck-Paciorek (Andrew), of Baxter Springs, Kansas and his son, Jordan Beck (Angela) of Willard, Missouri and six grandchildren, Gaige, Danielle, Jaden, Maycie, Jackson and Adalyn.  Also surviving is his mother, Yvonne Beck; a sister, Susie Arvidson (Chris) of Ft. Scott and three half-brothers, Charles Jajdelski, of San Diego, California, Ron Jajdelski, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Bob Jajdelski of Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Beck; a granddaughter, Charlotte and a half-brother, Mike Jajdelski.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 26th at the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 A.M.

  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.