All posts by Loretta George

Price Chopper To Open Soon

Wednesday afternoon the Price Chopper Fort Scott has an empty parking lot, but soon the lot will be full of shoppers cars.

December 6 is the date for the opening of  Price Chopper Fort Scott, the city’s newest grocery store as 2322 S. Main.

“December 6 is their goal,”  Rhonda Dunn, Fort Scott’s Community Development Director, said.

“It’s a beautiful place,” Dunn said. “They are putting groceries on the shelves. They are making a plan for a grand opening.”

Barry Queen is the owner/operator of Price Chopper Fort Scott.

To view more about Price Chopper Fort Scott, click below:

Price Chopper to open for the holidays



Eclectica Opens At National And Wall

Becky Cowlishaw opened her store Eclectica on Oct.1 at the corner of National Avenue and Wall Street. The shops hours can be seen on her entry door.

Becky Cowlishaw loves to buy and sell items, and she like auctions.

“Years ago I managed the Kress Tea Room and Pie Pantry from 2007-2008  and then the Village Shops,” she said.

“I’ve collected for a long time.”

On Oct. 1, Cowlishaw opened her shop she calls Eclectica by Rebecca Kaye at 2 S. National Avenue.

In this shop can be found antiques, home decor, jewelry, collectibles and some $1 items, she said.

Johnny Walker, John Cowlishaw, Josh Jones, Linda Wilson, Matt Lybarger, Vonda Ngigi, and John Walters also bring items to sell on consignment in her store.

“I don’t operate by booth space and I’m not looking for more consigners,” she said.

Cowlishaw believes her specialty is staging merchandise or decorative design.

“I really like making the colors come together, using odds and ends and making it work,” she said.

Cowlishaw has another passion.

In addition to Eclectica, Cowlishaw purchased the old First Christian Church, at 101 S. Judson, and renamed it Bethesda Christian House of Mercy.

She is the senior pastor at the church, while her son Jerrod Cowlishaw is the associate pastor.

“I live at Bethesda and soon will open a women’s ministry,” she said.

Cowlishaw can be reached by phone at 620-215-3158.

Pictured are some current items in Electica.

Fall Extravaganza Photos

Shoppers descended on Fort Scott Middle School November 20 for the VIP Fall Extravaganza annual fundraising event which benefits students.

“Our 9th annual Fall Extravaganza went very well,” said Stephanie George, VIP president. ” We made $1,400 (in vendor booth rental). Overall, vendors seemed pleased with the turnout. I saw lots of customers with shopping bags and baked goods, so hopefully they were able to get a lot of their holiday gifts and treats taken care of at our event.”

Shoppers visit booths at the VIP Fall Extravaganza at Fort Scott Middle School Monday evening.
Betsy Reichard, The Lavender Patch.
Sue Reinecke, Locust Hill Lamanchas, visits with a customer about her goat’s milk products.
Serious shopping.
Unique homemade gifts.
Stacey Atkins tells about her assortment of jellies, jams, and marmalades.
Local authors Joyce Love and Carol Russell display their books.
Jason Tourtillott shows one of his Tourtillot Creations.
Redbud Nursery’s fresh pine trees and wreaths created a Christmas smell and ambiance to the event.
Georgia Brown of Sunshine Boutique visits with customers during Fall Extravaganza.
Rochelle Casner tells customers about SeneGence products.

Bourbon County Commission Agenda Nov. 21

The Bourbon County Commission meets on the second floor of the courthouse, 210 S. National Avenue at 9 a.m. Tuesdays.

1st District is Lynne Oharah, 2nd District-Jeff Fischer,  3rd District-Nick Ruhl, County Clerk-Kendell Mason.

Here is the agenda for the meeting November 21, 2017

9:00-9:45-Jim Harris

9:45-10:15-Commissioners consider and take action on any and all questions or issues which may arise regarding the law enforcement project.

10:30-Solid Waste Resolution

11:00-Justin Meeks

12:00-1:30-Commissioners gone to lunch

1:45-Carla Nemecek-Extension Update

2:00-Clint Anderson-Counter and Flooring

2:30-Employee Handbook

Justifications for Executive Session:

· Personnel matters of individual non-elected personnel

· Consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship

· Matters relating to employer-employee negotiations whether or not in consultation with the representative(s) of the body or agency

· Confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships

· Preliminary discussions relating to the acquisition of real property

· Matters relating to the security of a public body or agency, public building or facility or the information system of a public body or agency, if the discussion of such matters at an open meeting would jeopardize the security of such public body, agency, building, facility or information system

Free Dance Lessons

Submitted photo and story.

Free 1800s dance lessons will be taught on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grand Hall on the grounds of Fort Scott National Historic Site.

“The city of Fort Scott is hosting a number of holiday events this day as well as the  Candlelight Tour on Friday and Saturday evening at Fort Scott National Historic Site so come spend the day in Fort Scott,” said Dee Young, organizer of the dance lessons, and volunteer at the fort.

“Come join us for some fun and exercise while we learn some new dances and practice some old ones. For the beginner as well as anyone who just loves dancing 1800s period dances. Street clothes are fine. No partner is needed. If you care not to dance just come and enjoy watching. See you on December 2!”

The lessons are taught by volunteers at the fort.