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Pioneer Harvest Fiesta This Weekend

The 62nd Pioneer Harvest Fiesta comes to the Bourbon County Fairgrounds in Fort Scott, Kansas October 19 to 21.

The event kicks off with a Parade of Antique, Classic Farm Implements and More through Fort Scott’s historic downtown on Thursday the 18th at 6 PM!

This year’s Fiesta promises to be the best yet, with something for every member of the family! There will be Handmade Arts & Crafts in the 4-H building Saturday and Sunday. There is a Quilt Show in the Meyers building all three days. This year’s Gas Engine Exhibit features a 1926 15hp Reid Oil Field engine.  The Featured Tractor is a 1966 John Deere Model 1020 Diesel three cylinder, 38hp.

Again this year, Pioneer Harvest Fiesta features one of the largest, most interesting Flea Markets in the Four-State’s region. Experience educational and historic exhibits, refreshments and live musical entertainment all weekend.

All three days are alive with Steam Engines, Blacksmiths, Food and Flea Market Vendors, Drag Saw Demonstrations, Tractors & Gas Engines on Display, Baker Fan Demonstrations. Corn Shucking demonstrations, Arts and Crafts, Quilt Show, Straw Bailing, Wheat Thrashing, Corn Husking/Shelling, Rock Crushing, Saw Mill Operation, Parade of Power, and many more exciting events! It’s one great weekend to kick off Fall in the 4-state’s region! It’s the 62nd annual Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds in Historic Fort Scott, Kansas.

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Promote Holiday Spending

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce would like your business to join them in a Google Livestream event at Papa Don’s located at 10 N. Main St, in downtown Fort Scott. 
This event will take place on Wednesday, October 17th from 11 am to 1 pm
The live stream focuses on the driven motivation to boast and promote holiday spending in your business in a simple and efficient manner. 
Live questions will be taken from viewers and offers brought to you by Google business products!

Fort Is 40

Fort Scott National Historic Site Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Journey from Post to Park

Fort Scott, Kansas – Friday, October 19, 2018, Fort Scott National Historic Site will celebrate its 40th Anniversary as a National Park site.

On October 19, 1978, “…in order to commemorate the significant role played by Fort Scott in the opening of the West, as well as, the Civil War and the strife in the State of Kansas that preceded it…” the fort was established.

In celebration, FSNHS, with park partner “The Friends of Fort Scott”, will be serving cake from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Our 11:00 am tour will be a special program “Portals to the Past-The Rebirth of Fort Scott.”
These programs and activities are free and family friendly.
Please meet in the park’s Visitor Center.
Submitted by Carl Brenner.

Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Parade Thursday, Oct. 18

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce Invites you to the 2018 Pioneer Harvest Parade, this Thursday night at 6:00 pm. This parade of antique, classic farm implements through the streets of Fort Scott’s historic downtown kicks off this weekends Pioneer Harvest Fiesta!
To visit the Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Facebook page, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Pioneer Fiesta This Weekend Oct.19-21

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to come out this weekend for the Pioneer Harvest Festival. Activities for everyone, all weekend long! See flyer below for Calendar of Events.
For a printable copy of the event calendar, click here. To visit the Pioneer Harvest Fiesta website, click on this link:

FSCC Quit Smoking Program

Fort Scott Community College Announces Advanced Quit-Smoking Program for Employees and Students

Fort Scott Community College, in collaboration with Truth Initiative, announced today the EX Program, an innovative quit-smoking program designed for FSCC employees and students, has started.

The EX Program is a comprehensive, digital smoking-cessation program designed for employers, health systems and health plans to offer to their employees or members who smoke.

The program includes the popular quit-smoking planning tools and online community from the proven-effective smoking cessation program.

According to Truth Initiative, statistics make clear why an innovative, advanced approach is needed:

  • 68 percent of smokers want to quit.
  • 55 percent of smokers make a quit attempt annually, yet only seven percent are successful.
  • Each year a smoker costs an employer nearly $6,000 more than an employee who has never smoked.
  • Since 95% of U.S. adults own a cellphone, and nearly 9 in 10 use the Internet, what better way to reach those in need than to offer an online cessation program,” said Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, Susie Arvidson.

Through the policy adoption and the work required to accomplish it, not only are we creating a healthier environment, but many students have experienced the procedures of policy and education. We are the heart of the institution and being involved in the policy process is important. We are, also, offering educational opportunities including health-related topics and online and face-to-face cessation workshops. We hope that through the opportunities such as the Ex Program, students, faculty, and staff will be offered the tools to better handle the transition of the policy adoption,” said Leslie Damian, Smoke-Free Campus Initiative college leader, and intern.

The Ex Program will be one cessation tool offered as part of the Fort Scott Community College’s Smoke-Free Campus Initiative.

FSCC announced in January that they were one of 18 minority-serving institutions and community colleges to receive funds and technical support from Truth Initiative®, the nation’s largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past.

The project is being led by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society on campus. Over the past three years, Truth Initiative has partnered with 135 colleges, reaching more than 1.2 million students and 275,000 faculties and staff across 35 states.

To learn more about our work speaking, seeking and spreading the truth about tobacco, visit

Uniontown FFA Freshman Place First

The Uniontown FFA Chapter traveled to Sedan, Kansas on Friday, October 12th to compete in the Southeast District FFA Horse Evaluation competition.

After placing four haltered classes, two performance classes and presenting two sets of oral reasons, Uniontown was named the first place team in the Freshman/Sophomore division.

The team was made up of all freshman including Gwen Fry was the high individual overall, Kristy Beene who was 6th individually, Colton Robinson who was 9th, Addie Martin, Bryce Eck, Jakeob Stewart, Zach Snyder, Thomas Snider, and Connor Gregg.

Submitted by Scott Sutton

Sons Of American Legion Organizes Oct. 20

There will be an organizational meeting for a Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron on Saturday, October 20 at 10 am. The meeting will be held downstairs in Fort Scott’s Memorial Hall and is open to any male descendant of an honorably discharged Veteran.


The Sons of the American Legion Squadron is a part of the American Legion family, but it develops its own local community service programs and projects. The SAL offers an opportunity for the sons and grandsons of Veterans to honor their Veteran ancestor while giving back to the community.


Sons, grandsons and great-grandsons of honorably discharged Veterans are eligible for SAL membership.


SAL membership eligibility can be confusing as I cannot join the SAL though my own military service. My SAL eligibility is through my grandfather’s military service in World War 1. My sons and grandsons can join the SAL through my military service.


If you have any questions about joining the SAL or if you have questions about your eligibility, email me at or call me at 904.553.1848.


I look forward to you joining us on Saturday, October 20 as we charter this newest organization supporting the Veterans and citizens of Bourbon County. 

If you wish to join the SAL , but are unable to attend our organizational meeting, please contact me. God, family and work should always come before Legion activities. I will work with you on your membership application.

Feel free to share this email with family and friends who may be interested in the Sons of the American Legion.

Carl Jowers, Commander

Fort Scott American Legion Post 25


Pittsburg Youth Chorale Performs Oct. 20

Pittsburg Youth Chorale presents Pre-Parade Prelude

Pittsburg Youth Chorale, under the direction of M.J. Harper, will perform a pre-parade prelude at 8:30 AM on Saturday, October 20 outside of Root Coffeehouse at 802 N. Broadway.

Warm up your body before the PSU Homecoming Parade with a cup of joe or mug of tea and a scone or muffin.

Warm up your voice with patriotic pieces such as “The Star Spangled Banner” and “TAPS.” Warm up your feet with selections like “Sing, Sing, Sing!”

Performers: Auggie Allison, Ben Bolinger, Sydney Ewing, Eden Darling, Amaeus Hawkins, Quorynn Harris, Angie Miller, Rachael Miller, Zayne Miller, Chloe Riska, and Hayden Turnbull meet Tuesdays 5-6PM at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center, 503 N. Pine.

If you are interested in booking this ensemble, email or call 620-235-7827.

Area singers in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade are invited to join Pittsburg Youth Chorale.

Participants do not need to be enrolled in USD 250 to belong to this ensemble.

To enroll, visit Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, or call 620-231-7827.


Contact: MJ Harper, 620-719-6633,