Category Archives: Bourbon County

Results From Bourbon County Voting 2018: Republicans Win

These are the unofficial results of the 2018 November 6, General Election, sent from the Bourbon County Clerk.

 

Bourbon County Commissioner District 1

(Rep) Lynne Oharah 998

(Dem) Clinton Walker 513

 

Ks. House of Representative Dist. 4

(Rep) Trevor Jacobs 3289

(Dem) Lawrence Forbach 1059

 

Ks. House of Representative Dist. 2

(Rep) Kenneth Collins 305

(Dem) Adam Lusker 104

 

Kansas District 13 State Senator

(Rep) Richard Hilderbrand 1915

(Dem) Bryan Hoffman 1097

 

Kansas Commissioner of Insurance

(Rep) Vickie Schmidt 3426

(Dem) Nathaniel McLaughlin 1265

 

Kansas State Treasurer

(Rep) Jake LaTurner 3400

(Dem) Marci Francisco 1350

 

Kansas Attorney General

(Rep) Derek Schmidt 3397

(Dem) Sarah Swain 1364

 

Kansas Secretary of State

(Rep) Scott Schwab 3254

(Dem) Brian McClendon 1277

 

Governor

(Rep) Kris Koback  2878

(Dem) Laura Kelly 1535

 

U.S. House of Representatives

(Rep) Steve Watkins 3072

(Dem) Paul Davis 1386

 

Click here for the results sent from the Bourbon County Clerk’s office:

GENERAL ELECTION 2018 BOURBON COUNTY UNOFFICIAL!-1

 

Veterans Day Celebration This Weekend

The first ever Veterans Day Celebration is this weekend with lots of activities planned at various venues throughout the City of Fort Scott. This weekend is to celebrate all veterans and active duty personnel.

The celebration begins Friday night from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a “Reception in Honor of Company ‘G’” at The Boiler Room Brewhaus, 10 South National Ave., Fort Scott. At the come and go reception, each veteran and their spouse will receive their first drink, and finger foods, for free. The reception is made possible by a donation from Peerless Products.

Saturday, a Veterans Day Program will be held at Memorial Hall, 1 East 3rd Street, beginning at 10:00 am. This program will feature special music from the Fort Scott High School Orchestra and a keynote address from the Commander of the American Legion, Department of Kansas, Dan Wiley.

At noon Saturday, a hospitality room will be open for veterans at the VFW, Olson – Frary – Burkhart Post 1165.

The Veterans Day Parade begins at 5:00 pm Saturday evening, following the normal parade route through downtown Fort Scott. Line-up will be along Main Street from 6th Street south to Fort Scott High School. Live Local BB is the sponsor of this year’s parade.

At 7:00 pm Saturday night, The “Friends” of Fort Scott National Historic Site will hold the 1800’s Remembrance Grand Ball. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

Sunday morning at 9:00 am, Community Christian Church, 1919 South Horton Street, will welcome veterans for Church Services. Followed at 11:00 am Sunday morning with special services at US National Cemetery #1. 12th District Kansas Senator Caryn Tyson will deliver the keynote. Services are under the direction of the local VFW.

The Celebration will conclude with a free will donation lunch at the VFW.

All these events, except for the VFW lunch, are free to all veterans.

For more information contact the Fort Scott Convention & Visitors Bureau at 620.670.2750 or online at visitfortscott.com.

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Capture the Beauty of the Fall Season

Krista Harding is a K-State Research and Extension agent assigned to Southwind District. She may be reached at kharding@ksu.edu or 620-244-3826.

If you haven’t taken the time to just stop and admire the fall beauty that is surrounding us, you are really missing out! The trees have been most striking to me this year, but I have also noticed some shrubs and even native grass species really showing off their fall colors. The city of Fort Scott has some of the prettiest maple trees that I have seen in the area.

Even though I can appreciate the change of season and its beauty, at the same time I’ll admit that fall can be a bit depressing for me as well. All but a few annual and perennial flowers are on their “last leg” so to speak. I’m sure I’m not alone in my feelings because for any plant lover it’s kind of a sad time of year. Mainly because now that fall is here, the once beautiful flower pots filled with flowers are bare and lonely looking.

But we really shouldn’t be sad because Mother Nature has just given us a different role and other things to admire! Fall produces some warm, spicy colors and plants produce some interesting seed heads, pots, nuts and berries. Some of these items found in the fall can be put use and add to your home’s outdoor décor.

For example, consider using a combination of living and harvested plant materials to extend the growing season well beyond nature’s deadline. Flower pots can be left out and filled with nature’s own plant material to make for a dramatic focal point throughout the winter months.

Plant containers can serve as an arrangement medium for holding sticks, stalks, stones and/or late-season fruits. All kinds of fall findings can bring additional textures to an arrangement. Examples include fall foliages, starkly bare branches, cattails, ornamental grass plumes, smooth-shelled nuts, evergreen cuttings, and flower-like seed heads. Mini pumpkins won’t last too long after freezing, but colorful gourds can sometimes last for months in an outdoor display.

Gardeners often forget that the frost-proof plants used to brighten early spring can also help create a fall display – in some years living on well into December. Pansies and ornamental kale, can be a striking contrast for autumn’s changing leaf colors and can remain attractive after the trees are bare.

As Christmas approaches, you can change out the pots and use some red-twigged dogwood branches, pine tips for the berries and evergreen cuttings. And if your imagination runs even more, you can light things up with a small spotlight or string of mini lights.

Containers need to be sealed or otherwise waterproof so they can survive the worst of winter’s freeze-thaw cycles. Sometimes the winters can crack or chip an urn made of concrete if it’s unsealed and gets wet. Check your pots to make certain they are sealed or waterproofed.

So before you store your pots away for the winter, be a little creative and scavenger around for some of Mother Nature’s finest pieces of work and let your imagination go to work!

 

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Vote Tuesday, Nov. 6

Voters took advantage of advance voting Monday morning at the Bourbon County Clerk’s Office.

All of the polling places will be open on Election Day from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.  The polling places in Bourbon County are as follows:

 

CITY OF FORT SCOTT

1st Ward                  Community Christian Church

2nd Ward                 Grace Baptist Church

3rd Ward                 Grace Baptist Church

4th Ward                  Community Christian Church

5th Ward                  Community Christian Church

6th Ward                  Community Christian Church

7th Ward                  Grace Baptist Church

TOWNSHIPS

DRYWOOD               Grace Baptist Church

FRANKLIN               Mapleton Community Bldg

FREEDOM                Fulton Community Bldg

EAST MARION          Uniontown City Hall

WEST MARION         Bronson Community Bldg

MARMATON             Redfield City Hall

MILLCREEK              Redfield City Hall

OSAGE                Fulton Community Bldg

PAWNEE                  Redfield City Hall

NORTH SCOTT        Community Christian Church

SOUTH SCOTT         Grace Baptist Church

TIMBERHILL             Mapleton Community Bldg

WALNUT                 Uniontown City Hall

 

The following question is on the ballot for the Nov. 6, 2018 general election.

Shall the following be adopted?

Shall sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink in Bourbon County be allowed in public places without a requirement that any portion of their gross receipts be from the sales of food.

Vote yes or no.

Here is the current map of Kansas that shows the counties stand on this issue.

 

Contests on the ballot are the 2nd District U.S. House of Representatives, the Kansas State offices of governor/lt. governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, commissioner of insurance, 13th district state senator, 4th district house of representative, district 9 state board of education, district 1 Bourbon County Commissioner, Bourbon County Treasurer, Bourbon County Attorney, judges for the court of appeals, and district 6 court judge.

 

 

 

                

Beacon Sign-Ups This Week

The Beacon is doing signups this week at Community Christian Church for Beacon Cards, Adopt-a-Child, and Elk Christmas baskets.

In addition, the Beacon clients get to enter a raffle for the bicycles given away by the Rotary Club.

“We have a table for Head Start there, and a representative from MMA, an organization that helps once a month at the Beacon and other places, like the Wesley House in Pittsburg,” Carol MacArthur, president of the Beacon Board of Directors said. “The representative helps seniors with forms and signing up for Medicare, things like that.”

KDOT announces approved October bids For State Highways

 

 

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Oct. 17 in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.

Bourbon County was approved bids for highway maintenance from the Crawford/Bourbon county line north to the south U.S. 69/U.S. 54/K‑7, there will be an overlay of 16.3 miles. APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks. will be doing the work with a  $837,415.29 bid on the project.

 

District One — Northeast

 

Johnson ‑ 35‑46 KA‑4878‑01 ‑ Bridge #325 on I‑35 located 1.5 miles southwest of the Johnson county line, bridge deck, Comanche Construction Inc., Shawnee Mission, Ks., $179,909.55

 

Marshall ‑ 36‑58 KA‑5008‑01 – U.S. 36, beginning at the end of the 4-lane divided section east to the U.S. 36/K‑87 junction (excludes Marysville from 4th Street to 20th Street), milling and overlay, 18.4 miles, Hall Brothers Inc., Marysville, Ks., $2,345,467.50.

 

Riley ‑ 18‑81 KA‑4325‑01 ‑ K‑18, bridges #056 and #057 located 6.9 miles north of the K‑57/K‑18 junction, bridge repair, Louis-Company LLC, Lees Summit, Mo., $216,950.00.

 

District Two — North Central

 

Cloud ‑ 15 C‑4875‑01 – Bridge over West Creek, located on Republic Road located 1.0 mile west and 1.5 miles north of Hollis, bridge replacement, 0.2 mile, L & M Contractors Inc., Great Bend, Ks., $363,909.15.

 

Geary ‑ 70‑31 KA‑5143‑01 ‑ Pavement marking on I‑70, pavement marking, 26.5 miles, Innovative Marking Systems Inc., Bluffdale, Ut., $659,183.71.

 

Marion ‑ 168‑57 KA‑5064‑01 ‑ K‑168, from the U.S. 56/K‑168 junction north to the south city limits of Lehigh, milling and overlay, 0.5 mile, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $82,706.71.

 

Marion ‑ 56‑57 KA‑5070‑01 – U.S. 56, from 0.15 mile south of the U.S. 56/340th Street intersection north to 264 feet south of the Marion/Dickinson county line, concrete pavement, 3.1 miles, Emery Sapp & Sons Inc And Subsidiaries, Columbia, Mo., $3,883,355.95.

 

Marion ‑ 56‑57 KA‑5142‑01 ‑ Pavement marking on U.S. 56, pavement marking, 14.1 miles, Cillessen And Sons Inc., Kechi, Ks., $151,262.60.

 

McPherson ‑ 61‑59 KA‑5030‑01 ‑ K‑61, from the junction of the concrete pavement and asphalt pavement west of the south K‑153/K‑61 junction east to the K‑61/U.S. 81B junction, ultra thin bonded asphalt surfacing, 0.4 mile, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $86,834.53.

 

McPherson ‑ 81B1‑59 KA‑5031‑01 ‑ US‑81B, from the K‑61/U.S. 81B junction north to the U.S. 81B/I‑135 junction, ultra thin bonded asphalt surfacing, 2.6 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $613,831.55.

 

McPherson – 81B1‑59 KA‑5032‑01 – U.S. 81B, from the K‑61/U.S. 81B junction north to the south city limits of McPherson, milling and overlay, 1.4 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $143,992.96.

 

McPherson – 153S‑59 KA‑5062‑01 ‑ K‑153 Spur, from the K‑153S/K‑61 junction north to the north K‑153S/K‑153 junction, milling and overlay, 1.1 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $141,493.14.

 

McPherson ‑ 260‑59 KA‑5063‑01 ‑ K‑260, from the south I‑135/K‑260 junction west to the north to the north I‑135/K‑260 junction, milling and overlay, 3.6 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $347,245.60.

 

McPherson ‑ 153‑59 KA‑5065‑01 ‑ K‑153, from the K‑153/K‑61 north to the south city limits of McPherson, milling and overlay, 1.9 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $232,264.10.

 

McPherson ‑ 56‑59 KA‑5066‑01 ‑ U.S. 56, from the U.S. 56/RS 319 junction east to the McPherson/Marion county line, milling and overlay, 13.1 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $1,944,154.46.

 

Morris ‑ 56‑64 KA‑5101‑01 ‑ U.S. 56, from the east city limits of Council Grove east to 50 feet east of the Morris/Lyon county line, sealing, 6.5 miles, Circle C Paving and Construction LLC, Goddard, Ks., $211,267.91.

 

District Three — Northwest

 

Decatur ‑ 83‑20 KA‑4981‑01 ‑ U.S. 83, from approximately 148 feet north of the U.S. 36/U.S. 83 junction (north end of the Portland Cement Concrete Pavement at the U.S. 36/U.S. 83 junction) north 12.4 miles to the Kansas/Nebraska state line, recycle and overlay, 12.4 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $2,539,965.73.

 

Graham ‑ 24‑33 KA‑5018‑01 ‑ U.S. 24, from the Sheridan/Graham county line east to the east city limits of Hill City, sealing, 17.5 miles, Heft and Sons LLC, Greensburg, Ks., $618,791.40.

 

Graham ‑ 84‑33 KA‑5019‑01 ‑ K‑84, along the entire route, sealing, 0.9 mile, Heft and Sons LLC, Greensburg, Ks., $24,200.50.

 

Graham ‑ 85‑33 KA‑5020‑01 ‑ K‑85, along entire route, sealing, 0.8 mile, Heft and Sons LLC, Greensburg, Ks., $21,943.80.

 

Graham ‑ 18‑33 KA‑5024‑01 ‑ K‑18, from the U.S. 24/K‑18 junction southeast to the Rooks/Graham county line, milling and overlay, 6.0 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $739,627.68.

 

Rooks ‑ 183‑82 KA‑5021‑01 – U.S. 183, from 12th Street in Stockton north to the Rooks/Phillips county line, milling and overlay, 10.0 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $1,076,946.99.

 

Rooks ‑ 18‑82 KA‑5025‑01 ‑ K‑18, from the Rooks/Graham county line east to the U.S. 183/K‑18 junction, milling and overlay, 21.0 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $1,820,478.38.

 

Rooks ‑ 183‑82 KA‑5081‑01 ‑ U.S. 183, from the south city limits of Plainville north to County Road S, overlay, 5.7 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $619,727.13.

 

Rooks ‑ 18‑82 M‑0062‑01 ‑ K‑18, from the Rooks/Graham county line east to the U.S. 183/K‑18 junction, stockpile bituminous material, 21.0 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $5,200.00.

 

Thomas ‑ 70‑97 KA‑5120‑01 ‑ I‑70, from 0.473 mile west of K‑25 east to 0.377 mile east of Exit 62, milling and overlay, 9.8 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $5,431,048.91.

 

Thomas ‑ 70‑97 M‑0066‑01 ‑ I‑70, from 0.5 mile west of the I-70/K‑25 junction east to 0.4 mile east of Exit 62, stockpile bituminous material, 9.8 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $5,500.00.

 

Trego ‑ 70‑98 KA‑5121‑01 ‑ I‑70, from the Gove/Trego county line east to the west edge of the wearing surface at Exit 127, milling and overlay, 14.0 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $5,673,914.20.

 

District Four — Southeast

 

Bourbon ‑ 07‑6 KA‑5067‑01 ‑ K‑7, from the Crawford/Bourbon county line north to the south U.S. 69/U.S. 54/K‑7, overlay, 16.3 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $837,415.29.

 

Cherokee ‑ 11 C‑4882‑01 ‑ Bridge over Center Creek on SW 100th Street, located 0.4 mile north of Faulkner, bridge replacement, 0.1 mile, Mission Construction Co. Inc., St Paul, Ks., $298,044.00.

 

Crawford ‑ 07‑19 KA‑5068‑01 ‑ K‑7, from the north city limits of Girard north to the Crawford/Bourbon county line, overlay, 11.0 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $693,962.80.

 

Wilson ‑ 400‑103 KA‑5048‑01 ‑ U.S. 400, Wilson/Greenwood county line east to the K‑47 junction, pavement patching, 12.0 miles, R A Knapp Construction Inc., Lenexa, Ks., $1,044,373.58.

 

District Five — South Central

 

Cowley ‑ 166‑18 KA‑3106‑01 ‑ U.S. 166, Bridge #037 (over Arkansas River) on U.S. 166, located 4.9 miles east of the Cowley/Sumner county line, bridge replacement, A M Cohron & Son Inc., Atlantic, Ia., $6,368,389.77.

 

Harper ‑ 39 C‑4886‑01 ‑ Bridge over Spring Creek on Southwest 10th Road, located 1.0 mile south and 0.8 mile west of Anthony, bridge replacement, 0.2 mile, L & M Contractors Inc., Great Bend, Ks., $508,956.00.

 

Harper ‑ 179‑39 KA‑5049‑01 ‑ K‑179, from the Oklahoma/Kansas state line north to the south city limits of Anthony, milling and overlay, 11.1 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $988,669.50.

 

Harper ‑ 14‑39 KA‑5071‑01 ‑ K‑14, from the U.S. 160/K‑14 junction beginning at the west city limits of Harper north to the Kingman/Harper county line, milling     and overlay, 7.5 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $772,619.30.

 

Kingman ‑ 14‑48 KA‑5072‑01 ‑ K‑14, from the Kingman/Harper county line north to the K‑42/K‑14 junction, milling and overlay, 5.1 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $481,389.04.

 

Reno ‑ 61‑78 KA‑5033‑01 ‑ K‑61, beginning approximately 502 feet south of bridge #148 east to the west U.S. 50/K‑61 junction, milling and overlay, 9.2 miles, APAC-Kansas Inc. Shears Division, Hutchinson, Ks., $1,734,694.28.

 

Sedgwick ‑ 235‑87 KA‑4954‑01 ‑ I-235, Overhead Sign Truss (Serial # 087S0254) on southbound I‑235 located between East Mac Arthur Road and South Broadway Avenue in Wichita, signing, Collins & Hermann Inc., Saint Louis, Mo., $117,328.18.

 

Sedgwick ‑ 15‑87 KA‑5144‑01 ‑ K-15, pavement marking on K‑15, pavement marking, 5.5 miles, Roadsafe Traffic Systems Inc., El Dorado, Ks., $256,734.83

 

Sumner ‑ 81‑96 KA‑4530‑02 ‑ U.S. 81, west bank of the Ninnescah River, adjacent to U.S. 81 located 1.4 miles north of the U.S. 81/K‑55 junction, special maintenance. Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co. Inc., Wichita, Ks., $879,046.25.

 

Sumner ‑ 81‑96 KA‑5069‑01 ‑ U.S. 81, from the Oklahoma/ Kansas state line north to mile marker 25 located approximately 2.5 miles north of RS-645, milling and overlay, 25.0 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $2,719,559.00.

 

District Six — Southwest

 

Finney ‑ 50‑28 KA‑5050‑01 ‑ U.S. 50, from the Finney/Kearny county line east approximately 4.9 miles, milling and overlay, 4.9 miles, Shilling Construction Co. Inc., Manhattan, Ks., $718,941.25.

 

Ford ‑ 283‑29 KA‑5051‑01 ‑ U.S. 283, from the U.S. 283/U.S. 50 junction north to the Hodgeman/Ford county line, milling and overlay, 9.4 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $1,509,191.09.

 

Ford ‑ 50‑29 KA‑5053‑01 ‑ U.S. 50, beginning at the end of the concrete just east of the west U.S. 56/U.S. 50/U.S. 283 junction east approximately 12.7 miles to existing header just east of Spearville, milling and overlay, 12.7 miles, Venture Corporation, Great Bend, Ks., $2,599,043.00.

 

Haskell ‑ 190‑41 KA‑5135‑01 ‑ K‑190, from the east city limits of Satanta east to the Haskell/Seward county line, heater scarification (no overlay), 3.8 miles, Bettis Asphalt & Construction Inc., Topeka, Ks., $287,446.94.

 

Seward ‑ 190‑88 KA‑5134‑01 ‑ K‑190, from the Haskell/Seward county line east to the U.S. 83/K‑190 junction, heater scarification (no overlay), 7.0 miles, Bettis Asphalt & Construction Inc., Topeka, Ks., $532,243.38.

Letter to the Editor: Carolyn Tucker

To Drink or Not to Drink

by Carolyn A. Tucker

Drinking alcohol is like playing Russian roulette. Sometimes you get by and sometimes you die. Everybody has their opinion about consuming alcoholic beverages, so we should see what God says about it.

“Wine has robbed my people of their understanding” (Hosea 4:11 NLT). That’s plain and simple, no commentary needed.

God was speaking in the Old Testament and said, “I chose some of your sons to be prophets and others to be Nazirites. Can you deny this, my people of Israel?” asks the Lord. “But you caused the Nazirites to sin by making them drink wine, and you commanded the prophets, ’Shut up!’” (Amos 2:11,12 NLT).

In the Bible, the Nazirites were set apart for God’s use and were not to drink wine. Today, Christians should desire to be sanctified (set apart) and dedicated to doing God’s work.

In another scripture, God says, “Suppose a prophet full of lies would say to you, ‘I’ll preach to you the joys of wine and alcohol!’ That’s just the kind of prophet you would like!” (Micah 2:11 NLT). That’s plain and simple, no commentary needed.

Now we should see what life says about drinking alcohol. My mother had twelve brothers and two of them had miserable lives as alcoholics. The obituary for H.R.J. stated “he departed this life following a long illness.” After brother E.A.J.’s death, his wife wrote in a letter to a family member, “I sympathize with drinkers. If Elmer had only realized how hard he made it on his girls he would have quit. I’m sure.” The autopsy report revealed that he died of pneumonia and cirrhosis of the liver.

Drinking alcohol is like playing Russian roulette. Sometimes you get by and sometimes you die. It isn’t worth the risk. Perhaps you say, “I can handle it.” But what about your children and grandchildren that you influence…can they handle it?

Clothing and Food Resources For Those In Need

Feeding Families In His Name, a  free community dinner at First United Methodist Church,  is each Wednesday evening. Pictured is FUMC, located at Third and National Street. Courtesy photo.

The Bourbon County United Methodist Parish churches have been gathering coats and blankets to give away to those who need them.

West Liberty UMC led the drive and used Feeding Families In His Name as the distribution site for two weeks, according to Jean Tucker, coordinator for FFIHN. Linda Deere was the contact person for the drive.

“The Beacon brought us their donated coats and blankets, also,” Tucker said.

The Beacon, located at 525 E. 6th, Fort Scott.

” We helped them (Feeding Families In His Name) with a lot of coats,” Carol MacArthur, president of the Beacon Board, said.

The remaining coats, all adult sizes, have been donated to Gallilee Thrift Store, 605 S. National Avenue, for them to distribute for free to those who need coats.

The Beacon, a local helping agency, recently stopped taking donations of clothing and household goods, as of Oct. 31.

The Galilee Thrift Store, on National Avenue, south of Pete’s Conoco Convenience Store.

“Jane Lifer (owner of Galilee Thrift Store) said she would give them out and not sell them,” Tucker said. “Most are adult sizes 14,16,18.”
Children’s clothes were left in front of the Galilee Thrift Store to give away on Friday.

Additionally, Mother to Mother Ministry, 728 S. Heylman, has clothing to give away.

Food To Those In Need

Each Wednesday evening at the First United Methodist Church, located at Third and National Avenue,  a free community meal is served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Entry to the church basement kitchen is on the Third Street side of the building.

This FFIHN ministry has been doing this since 2011 and feeds between 125-130 people a week.

“We allow seconds and to-go meals,” Tucker said. “Anybody and everybody is welcome.”

The Beacon provides food in the form of groceries to their clients and will continue to do so.

In addition, The Beacon helps in other ways.

 “We do feed families, and we do help them with funding for prescriptions, rent, and utilities,” MacArthur said.

 

American Legion Post 25 Happenings

Post 25 is collecting gently used jackets and coats for the Fort Scott High School Seniors.

Bring coats and jackets to the membership meeting on Monday, November 5, to Memorial Hall on Tuesday, November 6 during Commander’s office hours or call the Commander at 620-215-1688 to arrange local pickup.

Coats and jackets may also be taken to Fort Scott High School offices.

 

November 5. 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 6. 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 620-215-1688 to schedule an appointment.

 

November 6. 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 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.  Veteran Service Representatives (VSRs)  from the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs  will be at Memorial hall beginning at 10 am to assist veterans and their families with applying for benefits. This service is free of charge.

November 10. Saturday, 12 – 4 PM. “A Gathering of Veterans” Hospitality Room at VFW Post 1165 for fellowship and camaraderie. The Hospitality Room is sponsored by American Legion Post 25.

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.

November 13. 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 620-215-1688 to schedule an appointment.

 

November 13. 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.

 

Post 25 is collecting gently used jackets and coats for the Fort Scott High School Seniors. Bring coats and jackets to the membership meeting on Monday, November 5, to Memorial Hall on Tuesday, November 6 during Commander’s office hours or call the Commander at 620-215-1688 to arrange local pickup. Coats and jackets may also be taken to Fort Scott High School offices.

 

 

 

 

Carl Jowers, Commander

Fort Scott American Legion Post 25

 

Brillhart Makes the Top 16 at Nationals

After winning the Kansas FFA Creed Speaking competition in May, Uniontown FFA Member Clay Brillhart was set to represent the state of Kansas at the National FFA Creed Speaking Contest in Indianapolis, Indiana. On October 25th, Brillhart competed against 46 other contests from across the United States.
In the preliminary round, Brillhart competed against six other speakers with hopes of being one of the two to advance to the semi-final round. After presenting the Creed and answering questions related to the Creed and agriculture, Brillhart was selected to advance. The semi-final round featured the top 16 Creed Speakers from across the country. From the top 16, four speakers advanced to the final round. Brillhart did not advanced, but was recognized that evening at the awards banquet for finishing in the top 16 speakers in the nation and earning a Silver Emblem.
Clay Brillhart is the son of Mark and Diane Brillhart of Hiattville. His FFA Advisor is Scott Sutton.

Uniontown FFA Places at National Meats Contest

The Uniontown FFA Meats Evaluation team competed at the National FFA Meats Evaluation contest held on October 25th, 2018 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The team from Uniontown qualified for the event by winning the Kansas FFA Meats Evaluation contest this past May. Each state sends their top placing team to compete at the national contest.

The team finished 6th out of 42 teams from across the US. All three members of the team, Haydon Schaaf, Nick Hathaway and Gavin Fry, finished in the Gold Emblem division of individuals, which is the top 30% of the 126 members that competed. Haydon Schaaf led the way with a 9th place individual finish. Nick Hathaway was one of four contestants in the entire contest to earn a perfect retail cut identification score. Texas, North Dakota, Washington, Oklahoma and Missouri were the five teams to finish ahead of Kansas(Uniontown).

FFA members who compete in the contest must place six primal and/or carcass classes, quality and yield grade four beef carcasses, answer ten questions over two of the primal/carcass classes, identify 30 retail beef, pork and lamb cuts, complete a team activity testing their knowledge over muscles, bones, value-based pricing and meat formulation and take a 50 question test over their knowledge of meat science.

Haydon Schaaf and Nick Hathaway are seniors at Uniontown High School while Gavin Fry is a freshman at Kansas State University. The team is coached by Uniontown FFA Advisor Scott Sutton.

 

Grief Support Lunch Nov.7

The next scheduled grief support luncheon will be Wednesday November 7th, at noon. 

Anyone dealing with a loss is encouraged to come and bring a friend.

  Rev. Leon Weece will be speaking. 

Cheney Witt Chapel will provide lunch at the Carriage House, 301 S. Main. 

Call us at 223-1186 if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you!