New Chiropractor In Fort Scott: Kaylee Clifton

Dr. Kaylee Clifton

 Clifton Chiropractic,  LLC opened a new practice at 203 E 3rd St., Fort Scott on September 3, 2019.

Clifton Chiropractic, 203 E. Third. Submitted photo.

The owner, Dr. Kaylee Clifton D.C, 30, graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City in 2014. She was a graduate of Jayhawk Linn High School, and her hometown is Centerville.

She has five years of experience and, also maintains a practice in Pleasanton, KS.

“I opened my first practice location in Pleasanton,  in 2015 and decided to grow my business this year. I currently split my time between the two locations.”

“My passion for chiropractic care started at age 15, I’ve always known this was my career choice,” Clifton said. “I saw firsthand the positive changes it can have on someone’s life. My favorite part of being a chiropractor is helping, educating and inspiring patients to lead healthier lifestyles and teaching them how the body has the power to heal itself. I love getting the opportunity to help better someone’s quality of life every day!”

“I love to work with school kids to teach them the importance of form and technique to better protect their bodies for the future.”


Services Clifton provides are adjustments for all ages (pediatrics to geriatrics), decompression therapy, pregnancy, sports injuries, acupuncture, activator, Graston, and school physicals.

 Karen Stewart is the office manager.

Karen Stewart. Submitted photo.

 In 2020 Clifton will add Department Of Transportation Physicals to her list of services available.

“I am currently in the process of completing my training and certification to be able to perform DOT Physicals,” she said.

Clifton is a provider for Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Health Care. She also accepts other major insurances.

Clifton lives outside of Prescott on a cattle ranch with husband, Tim, along with three dogs and a pet calf.

They have been married for five years and enjoy going on new adventures when time allows, she said.  Their favorite hiking area is in Sedona, AZ.

“I grew up around Centerville and have family around that area as well as the rest of my family living around the Fort Scott area,” Clifton said. “I went to Fort Scott Community College and then to K-State, before getting my degrees at Cleveland Chiropractic College.

Contact info: 620 644-5000, email – – To schedule online


Chamber Coffee at Integrity Hospice Nov. 14

The Chamber Coffee for Thursday, November 14, 2019 will be hosted by Integrity Home Care & Hospice located 902 S. Horton St. Please use the main entrance off Horton Street, next to the VA Clinic on the main floor.

Integrity Home Care + Hospice is where proactive care and seamless solutions thrive, which is why we offer additional services to help you even more.

The Chamber opens the floor and encourages members to make an announcement about their business, organization, or the community of upcoming events by donating a $1.00.

If you are not a member but would like to explore and experience the community support that is developed at the weekly Chamber Coffee, you are welcome to come and talk to our Executive Director Lindsay Madison for more information. We offer member pricing from just Community supporters to Executive Business Owners and Organizations!

American Legion Motorcycle Association Charter Nov. 16

American Legion Fort Scott Thompson-Harkey Post 25 will receive its American Legion Riders charter on Saturday, November 16. The charter ceremony will be held at Fort Scott’s Memorial Hall at 10 am.

The Kansas American Legion Riders as a motorcycle association shall:

·         Promote motorcycle safety while providing a social atmosphere for members of The American Legion family who share common interests in serving veterans, their communities and motorcycling.

·         Promote, support and participate in the programs and ceremonies of The American Legion including calling for a full accounting of all prisoners of war and those missing in action; and honoring our nation’s fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, and to support their families.


To join the American Legion Riders (ALR), you must own a motorcycle of at least 250 cc’s and be a current member of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of the American Legion. A spouse of a motorcycle owner can join the ALR provided they belong the one of the Legion family organizations.

Any Legion family member from any American Legion Post can join ALR Chapter 25. You do not have to be a member of Post 25.

The good news is that you can also join the American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons at this time and still join the ALR next Saturday.

To join the

American Legion. Have served at least one day on active duty since December 7, 1941 and be honorably discharged. This includes those Veterans who may have been medically discharged before completing their tour of duty.

Auxiliary. The Auxiliary welcomes female family members of Veterans plus spouses of female Legionnaires. If you had a family member who served in one of the US armed forces, you are probably eligible for the American Legion Auxiliary.

Sons of the American Legion. The Sons welcomes the male descendants of Veterans. You are eligible for the Sons, if you had a parent, grandparent or great grandparent who served in the US armed forces.

If you would like to check your Legion family eligibility in order to join the ALR, email or call Carl Jowers, Post 25 Commander, at 620-215-1688.

If you have received this email and will be at the charter ceremony  or will bring a prospective ALR member, please reply to this email. I need to get a head count of the number of persons attending.

If you wish to join the ALR, but cannot attend Saturday’s meeting, let me know that as well.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.

Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.


American Legion Post 25 Updates

November 11. Today’s Veterans Day service has been moved from the National Cemetery to Memorial Hall. The service starts at 11 am.

November 11. VFW Post 1165 is hosting a Veterans Day lunch at their Post home after the Veterans Day service.

November 14. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25 meets in Memorial Hall at 6 pm. All female descendants of Veterans are invited to attend. Also, spouses of Legionnaires can also join Auxiliary Unit 25

November 14. American Legion Color Guard meets in Memorial Hall at 7:30 pm. All Post 25 family members are invited to join our Color Guard.

November 16. Fort Scott American Legion Riders Chapter 25 chartering ceremony in Memorial Hall at 10 am. Anyone who owns a motorcycle of at least 250 cc’s and is a member of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion can join the American Legion Riders.  Any Legion family member from any American Legion Post can join the Post 25 Riders. You do not have to be a member of Post 25 to join the Post 25 Riders.

If you are eligible for membership in an American Legion family organization, you can join the Riders by joining the American Legion family. Call Post 25 Commander Carl Jowers at 620-215-1688 or email him at for more information.

Self/Ngatia Take First in Debate

This weekend Fort Scott took a small group of six debaters to Shawnee Mission East High School and did quite well.
Zoe Self and Elizabeth Ngatia had an 8-0 record and took first place in the KDC division.
Hannah Vann and Kinsley Davis had a 2-3 record and learned a lot from being up north and debating bigger schools.
Shekhar Gugnani and Neil Gugnani also went 2-3 and gained some great experience.
Submitted by Angella Curran

God’s Special Forces by Pastor Jimmy Tucker

The Bottom Line

by Jimmy Tucker

God’s Special Forces

After graduating from high school I was given a white beat-up 1967 Chevelle. The transmission wasn’t working and it looked like it had been sideswiped. My dad helped me restore it. We fixed the dents, added transmission fluid, and had it painted blue. I put wide tires and air shocks in the rear to make it look cool. I had it reupholstered and bought an 8-track/cassette player with powerful speakers. However, the car just had a stock 283 engine and I wanted more power.

So I sold it and bought my brother’s 1973 Gran Torino which had a powerful 351 V8 engine. I decided to transform it into a muscle car. By definition, a muscle car is a high-performance automobile with a powerful V8 engine designed for maximum-speed driving. So I souped up the ‘73 with a Holly four-barrel carburetor, aluminum manifold, dual exhaust, a new set of wide tires in the back, jacked it up in the rear with air shocks, and added a stabilizer bar. Then I let my brother test drive it. I think he was impressed because he scared both of us by taking an S-curve faster than he intended as he slid the car through the corner like a pro.

God has blessed America with a military that’s got a lot of muscle. He’s blessed this Nation above other nations because we support Israel. God’s Word tells us that He curses the nations that are against Israel. In Genesis 12:3, God told Abraham: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you.” Our Special Forces successfully completed a dangerous mission recently, letting the world see the power God has given the USA. Our veterans are America’s best and they lay their lives on the line for freedom. Our veterans represent “the land of the free and the home of the brave;“ they’re our heroes, and they deserve our respect, honor, and support.

There’s another kind of muscle that believers tend to forget about — the spiritual muscle of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has been working on this planet since the beginning of time. “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Genesis 1:2 NKJV). As believers, it’s amazing to realize that the Holy Spirit is residing IN us. “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16 NKJV). We have access to His power by using the name of Jesus in faith.

God’s muscle men of the Bible demonstrated the Holy Spirit’s power. Samson single-handedly killed one thousand Philistine soldiers with a donkey’s jawbone. He was just a man who became God’s muscle man when the Holy Spirit came on him.

The prophet Elijah was also a man. But when the Holy Spirit came on him, he became a powerhouse. In one day, he called down fire from heaven, killed 450 prophets of Baal with a sword, and outran the king’s chariot (possibly drawn by the fastest horses in Israel)! Elijah was a powerful prophet because the Holy Spirit was on him.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego refused to serve King Nebuchadnezzar’s gods or worship the image set up in Babylon. They were told that they’d be executed in a furnace of fire if they didn’t fall down and worship the image. At the conclusion of the King’s threat, he asked, “And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?” He would soon find out. The three Hebrews responded with a bold declaration of faith: “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He WILL deliver us from your hand, O king“ (Daniel 3:16,17). These boys were God’s spiritual muscle men and testimonies of God’s power, and God was not about to fail them. So the King had them thrown into the fire. Then he looked and saw four men in the fire, and One looked like the Son of God. The three Hebrew boys walked right out of the fire and they didn’t even smell like smoke. However, the men who threw them in the fire were killed by the heat.

The Holy Spirit is your power source too. Develop an awareness of the Holy Spirit in you and meditate on the power of the One inside you. Build up your faith in the mighty name of Jesus.

The Bottom Line: Join God’s Special Forces and let the muscle of the Holy Spirit do mighty things through you.

Pastor Jimmy Tucker

Diamond Community Church

Fort Scott, KS

Worship 10:45 a.m.

Fort Scott Holiday Open House Nov. 14

Holiday Open House: November 14th, 5-8pm

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announces the Holiday Open House late night shopping event will be held this Thursday, November 14th from 5 to 8 p.m. Retailers in the Downtown Historic District and other locations will be open late to shop, snack and win.

The Holiday Open House will feature nearly 20 merchants offering holiday décor and unique gifts. “Dolly the Trolley” will provide transportation between shopping locations so attendees can shop and ride. Many of the locations will be offering drawings, treats and beverages to enjoy.

Participating retailers include the following locations in the Downtown Historic District: Bids & Dibs, Books & Grannies, Courtland Hotel & Spa, Empress Event Center Marketplace, Front Door Christmas Store, Hedgehog.INK, Here We Go Again Upholstery, Iron Star, J & W Sports Shop, Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, Main Street Gallery & Gifts, Mayco Ace Hardware, Ruddick’s Furniture, Sunshine Boutique, Trader Dave’s and Treasure Hunt Flea Market. Other locations include Bartelsmeyer Jewelry and Sekan’s Occasion Shop.

Contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce for more information on this event at 620-223-3566 or visit

The Bird by Pastor James Collins

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

A lonely lady lived alone, and she didn’t like it. Finally, she decided to do something about her loneliness. She went to a pet store and looked at all the dogs, cats, hamsters, turtles, and goldfish that were for sale, hoping to find a pet that would be good company. None of the pets really made the woman happy and she was ready to give up when the pet store owner showed her a very expensive parrot.

“Does it talk” she asked. “Yes ma’am,” the owner replied, “He’s a genuine chatterbox.” The woman was thrilled. Excitedly, she paid $2000 for the parrot and his cage.

A week later, the woman came back to the pet shop and said, “I want my money back. I paid $2000 for my talking bird and he doesn’t talk at all.” The pet store owner said, “Ma’am, he will talk if you just entice him a little bit. Put some things in his cage with him.” She agreed and the pet shop owner sold her a mirror for the bird to look at himself and a ladder for the bird to run up and down. When the items were totaled up, it cost the lady $50.

A week later, the woman returned to the pet store. She was madder than a hornet. She said, “My talking bird still will not talk.” The pet shop owner said, “Ma’am, you have to entice him a little more. What you need to do is get him a bell to ring and a swing to swing on. He will get so excited, he will talk.” She said, “Okay.” By the time she left the pet store, she had paid another $50.

A week later, the woman stomped back into the pet store. She was visibly angry.

I want you to know that my talking bird is dead. He is dead, dead, dead and I’m out $2100,” she huffed.

You’re kidding. That bird was healthy when I sold him to you 3 weeks ago,” the pet store owner said.

Well, he’s dead now. He’s deader than a hammer. He swung on his swing. He rang his bell. He looked at himself in the mirror. He ran up and down his ladder. Then he fell on his little back in the bottom of the cage. He kicked his little legs up in the air and he blew out his last breath. He’s dead. My talking bird is dead.”

“I am so sorry.”

Well, if it makes you feel any better, he finally said something before he died.”

Really? What did he say?”

Right before he died, my bird looked at me and said, ‘Hey dummy! Don’t they have any bird seed at that pet store!’”

The point is: You can have all the bells and whistles this world has to offer, but without Jesus, you will be dead. We have all sinned. As far as God is concerned, we deserve the death penalty, but He provided a way to have life. God gave His Son to die in our place, and all who believe on Him are saved.

Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life, is food for your soul. There is no need to let your hunger for spiritual nourishment go unsatisfied. All you need is abundantly available in Jesus.

Don’t starve to death.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

James Collins is a pastor at First Southern Baptist Church. He can be reached through the website or by email at

The Beacon: Accepting Applications for Adopt-A-Child, Elks Christmas Basket

Gary Murrell, director of The Beacon speaks to the Bourbon County Coalition on Nov. 6 about the agency.

On the first Wednesday of each month, local helping agencies meet to share what their agencies have to offer Bourbon County families who are in need. This networking has the  goal of  bringing local agencies together to foster self-reliance on the part of families in need.

On Nov. 6, Gary Murrell, director of the Beacon, an inter-faith, not-for-profit organization, gave a little history of the agency and told what services they provide to the community.

Currently, the agency is signing up people for the Adopt-A-Child program, which helps with Christmas presents and also the Elks Christmas Basket Distribution. The sign-up continues on Nov.12 from 5-6 p.m. at The Beacon, 525 E. 6th.

The organization was established in 1985 to serve Bourbon County residents in need. It is funded by donations from churches, civic organizations, schools, businesses and individuals. Also, each year the Beacon applies for various grants to help with food and monetary assistance.

“Each month, we serve approximately 960 individuals,” Murrell said. “If a person is on food stamps, they are automatically eligible.”

“They are trying to make it….” Murrell said, “but life comes.”

The Beacon can also assist with rent, electricity and water utilities.

In addition, the Beacon provides food packages, along with non-food items like blankets, toiletries, laundry powder, and diapers.

“We are starting to collect coats for our individuals,” Murrell said.

“No one is ever charged,” he said.

To receive assistance, individuals must be willing to share information about their current income levels and proof of Bourbon County residency. Families in crisis are considered on a case-by-case basis.


Gary Murrell, director of the Beacon.

For more information: 620-223-6869.