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K.C. Chiefs Tickets For Sale by Chamber

Kansas City Chiefs Promo

FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites Chamber members and the general public to take advantage of a Kansas City Chiefs ticket promotion to purchase game tickets at a discounted price.

The program has been offered for prior games but is now expanded to include the following remaining games: 12/9 vs. the Ravens at 12pm, 12/13 vs. the Chargers at 7:20pm, and 12/30 vs. the Raiders at 12pm. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chiefs.com/ticketfundraiser/ by entering promo code FORTSCOTTCC. All promo tickets are upper level at only $33.50 per ticket including the handling fee, which is a huge discount from normal pricing. Ten dollars of each ticket purchase supports the local Chamber.

Contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce with any questions at 620-223-3566 or visit fortscott.com for more information.

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Bourbon County Commission Agenda Oct. 23

Agenda

Bourbon County Commission Room

1st Floor, County Courthouse

210 S. National Avenue

Fort Scott, KS 66701

Tuesdays starting at 9:00

Date: October 23rd, 2018

1st District-Lynne Oharah Minutes: Approved: _______________

2nd District-Jeff Fischer Corrected: _______________

3rd District-Nick Ruhl Adjourned at: _______________

County Clerk-Kendell Mason

9:00-9:45-Jim Harris

10:00-10:30-Terry Sercer-Audit letter and 2018 budget balances

10:15-Budget Discussions

10:30-10:45-Bill Martin-Executive Session

10:45-Discussion about Fencing

11:00-12:00-Justin Meeks

Executive Session-Privileged in the attorney-client relationship-30 min.

Executive Session-Personnel matters of non-elected personnel-30 min.

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

2:30-2:40-Future of Bourbon County Health Care Updates

Updates of Meetings

2:45-3:15-NRP

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

Community Prayer For 2018 Elections

There will be an inter-denominational praise and prayer gathering at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Ellis Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton.

There will be no promotion of any candidate, no political speakers.

It is gathering people of faith to ask God to bless our community and our nation.

Submitted by Amanda Gilmore

American Legion Post 25 Upcoming Events:

Installation of SAL Squadron Officers Commander Jeff Norris and Adjutant Carl Jowers by 2nd District Executive Committeewoman Myra Jowers, with SAL Department Adjutant Don Culver observing.

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 25 was chartered Saturday, October 20 with 10 members. Squadron Commander is Jeff Norris. Adjutant is Carl Jowers. SAL members are invited to attend the Post 25 general membership meetings. SAL members are not allowed to vote on Legion issues.

 

October 23. Tuesday. American Legion Post 25 Commander Carl Jowers has office hours at Memorial Hall from 9 – 11 am. Carl is available to discuss any suggestions or concerns you may have about Post 25, Veterans issues in general or just to help solve world problems. Carl will meet with you at other times by emailing him at carljowers@yahoo.com or calling him at 904.553.1848 to schedule an appointment.

 

October 23. Tuesday. American Legion Service Officer Myra Jowers is at Memorial Hall from 9 – 11 am. Myra is available to assist you with questions about your VA claims or paperwork. This free service is for ANY Veteran or family member who may have questions about starting a VA claim or have questions about next steps. Please share this information with any Veteran you may know who might need assistance in dealing with their VA paperwork.

 

October 25. Post 25 Color Guard meets in Memorial Hall at 7 pm. The Post 25 Color Guard is open to all Post 25 members.

 

October 27th. 2nd District Commander Homecoming in Blue Mound. All Post 25 Legionnaires are invited to attend.

 

October 30. Tuesday. American Legion Post 25 Commander Carl Jowers has office hours at Memorial Hall from 9 – 11 am. Carl is available to discuss any suggestions or concerns you may have about Post 25, Veterans issues in general or just to help solve world problems. Carl will meet with you at other times by emailing him at carljowers@yahoo.com or calling him at 904.553.1848 to schedule an appointment.

 

October 30. Tuesday. American Legion Service Officer Myra Jowers is at Memorial Hall from 9 – 11 am. Myra is available to assist you with questions about your VA claims or paperwork. This free service is for ANY Veteran or family member who may have questions about starting a VA claim or have questions about next steps. Please share this information with any Veteran you may know who might need assistance in dealing with their VA paperwork.

 

November 2. Post 25 general membership meet and greet. Light refreshments will be available. Starts at 6:30 pm.

November 5. Post 25 general membership meeting. Starts at 7 pm. The meeting is held at the Memorial Hall at National and 3rd in downtown Fort Scott. All Post 25 members, eligible Veterans and guests are invited to attend the meeting. Light refreshments will be available at the end of the meeting.

 

November 9 – 11. Veterans weekend in Fort Scott.

November 9. Friday evening, 5pm:  Reception @ Boiler Room Brewhaus, 2 S. National Ave.

November 9. Saturday, 10am:  Veterans Day Program @ Memorial Hall, 1 E. 3rd St.

November 10. Saturday, 12 – 4 PM. “A Gathering of Veterans” at VFW Post 1165 for fellowship and camaraderie.

November 10. Saturday, 5 pm:  Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Fort Scott.  All Veterans are encouraged to participate. Transportation will be available for those unable to walk in the parade.

November 10. Saturday, 7pm:  1800’s Grand Ball @ Memorial Hall, 1 E. 3rd St.

November 11. Sunday, 9am:  Veterans Church Service @ Community Christian Church, 1919 S. Horton S

November 11. Sunday, 11am:  Veterans Day Service @ US National Cemetery No. 1, 900 E. National Ave.

November 11. Sunday, 12pm:  Lunch @ VFW, 1745 S. National Ave.

 

Post members Darrell Spencer and Marvin Taylor prepared to carry the colors at the recent Fort Scott Pioneer Harvest Parade.

Submitted by Carl Jowers, Commander

Fort Scott American Legion Post 25

 

FSHS Debate Wins Big

The Fort Scott High School Debate team was successful this weekend:

At the Field Kindley debate tournament, Coffeyville:
4th in Open Kaden Kiwan /Jade Russell
4th in Novice  Kris Patel/Shekhar Gugnani
3rd in Novice Takia Page/ Ivy Baily
FSHS takes 2nd in Sweeps!
Elizabeth Ngatia and Zoe Self take first in open debate at Olathe South!
Submitted by Angella Curran

Mary E. Harkins (Gladbach)

Mary E. Harkins, of Deerfield, MO, passed away on Wednesday, October 18th, 2018, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

Mary was born to James Edward and Patricia Jean Gladbach (Renicker) on September 13th, 1963, in Sedalia, MO.

After spending her developing years in Concordia, KS, she graduated from Uniontown (KS) High School, in 1981.

She attended Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.  She enjoyed competing in athletics in high school, during which she also developed an affinity for drama and singing.

She eventually developed an opera-quality voice and sang in numerous musical productions in high school, college, various community theatre troupes, and sang for countless weddings and other special events.  In her young adult years, she was a singer-performer for the Waldo-Astoria Dinner Theatre in Kansas City.

In the mid-1980s she was an invited guest performer of one of the municipal Kansas City Musical Arts organizations. It was a really big deal at the time, but now none of us can remember what or when it was, and unfortunately, she was gone before we could ask her.

She served as a choir member and cantor at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kansas City, KS, for 16 years and worked for Walmart for 29 years in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Fort Scott.

From her first baby steps, Mary exhibited tons of energy, was outgoing to all, was always the center of fun, and sometimes the perpetrator of significant mischief.  She never met a stranger and could flash a smile that would give you a sunburn.

She married Frank Harkins in 1989; a union that produced five children.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia J. Gladbach.

She is survived by her father, James E. Gladbach of Deerfield, MO; her husband Frank Harkins of Kansas City, KS; son Nathan Harkins of Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA; Teresa Harkins of Kansas City, KS; sons Jerry and Paul Harkins of Kansas City, KS; daughter Grace Harkins of Deerfield, MO; brother James P. Gladbach and wife Lucy of Deerfield, MO; sister Jeanne A. McKee and husband John of Webb City, MO; brother Paul M. Gladbach and wife Jody of Clyde, KS, and sister Julia C. Gladbach of Fort Scott, KS.

 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, October 22nd at the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott, with the rosary at 6:30 PM.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 AM Tuesday, October 23rd, at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Scott.

Father Robert Wachter will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com

Obituary of Virginia Lightwine

Virginia Carol Lightwine, age 88, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018, at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott.
She was born September 5, 1930, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Lee W. Braden and Myrtle Brock Braden.
She worked as a clerk for Western Insurance Company, American States Insurance, and she retired from Newman Young Clinic. Virginia was member of the First Christian Church, the Red Hat Society, and was a pink lady for Mercy Hospital.
 
Survivors include her son, Terry Lightwine and wife Sharon, of Topeka, Kansas; two brothers, Virgil Braden, of Lawrence, Kansas, and Robert G. Braden, of Cheyenne, Wyoming; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Lightwine and Garry Lightwine; a sister, Dorothy Thornbrugh, and her parents.
 
Rev. Reed Hartford will conduct funeral service at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 24th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Jerry Lightwine Scholarship fund at FSCC 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.

Duke Mason In Concert Oct. 28

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce Announces the Upcoming Duke Mason Concert, Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm!
To visit the Bourbon County Arts Council Facebook page, click here. For a printable version of the flyer, click here.
For more information on this event, contact Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce 620-224-7871.