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Seventy-five Jobs Are Available in Fort Scott

Submitted by Rachel Pruitt, Fort Scott’s Economic Development Director. The City and Chamber do the research by calling the employers, according to Pruitt.

Rachel Pruitt, Fort Scott’s Economic Development Director says the city has seen job growth in the last decade.

She provided the above graph to demonstrate that growth.

“The graph represents the job growth Fort Scott has seen since 2010,” she said.  “The data is collected by the City and Chamber by contacting each of the employers.  The City anticipates the growth to continue given there are over 75 current openings within the community.”

” The City and Chamber do the research by calling the employers,” according to Pruitt.

 

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce is working to help fill  job openings by sponsoring the 2019 Spring Job Fair on Tuesday, April 2 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Ellis Fine Arts Center on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton Street.

 

“Employers of any size seeking employees are encouraged to reserve a booth,” according to a press release from the Chamber. “The job fair will give business owners the opportunity to recruit both students and community members for seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. This event is also an opportunity for employers to network with each other and to promote their company to the public.”

An employer booth at the job fair is $50 for Chamber members or $90 for non-Chamber members.

Lunch, if desired, is $10 per person.

To register, or for more information, contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 620-223-3566 or visit fortscott.com.

Job fair informaiton submitted by Monica Walden, Administrative Assistant of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce which is located at 231 E. Wall Street, Fort Scott, KS  66701.

What’s Happening In Fort Scott

Care to Share (“The Sharing Bucket”) will be hosting the 5th Annual “TaTa” Ride on June 15th, 2019 and an “AR-15 Gun Raffle”. Raffle tickets are $5 each and on sale now! ATF Regulations apply. Contact Stacey Wright for tickets or more info. (See flyer below)
2019 Spring Job Fair, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce – Employers are hiring! Full-Time & Part-Time positions are available

Tues., April 2nd, from 10am-2pm at the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Employers may contact the Chamber to reserve a booth at 620-223-3566.

Employment candidates should be ready, bring resumes, and dress for success

Hedgehog.INK now has gardening books on the sale rack in the front of the store – These books are FREE, for a donation to Tri-Valley Horticulture Therapy Program (see flyer below for more info)

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Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
22 Lenten Fish Fry hosted by Knights of Columbus – Kennedy Gym behind Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 705 S. Holbrook

Each Friday from March 8th through April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and we serve until 7pm. Menu includes southern fried catfish, baked white fish, spaghetti, green beans, coleslaw, baked potatoes and french fries, grilled cheese for the kids. Free-will donation or $5 for
take-out box

23 Next of Kin performing at the Boiler Room Brewhaus – 10 S. National Ave., 7pm-9pm

Next of Kin, Country music band from SE Kansas. Tickets $10.00, available at The Boiler Room Brewhaus, the Chamber and the Visitors Center. Meet the band at the pot luck from 6pm to 7pm

25
Creating Art Celebrating Age Contest by Presbyterian Village – 2401 S. Horton
Entry Deadline: March 25th, 2019
Open to all area artists 65 and older, amateur or professional. Non juried exhibitors of all ages are welcome to display their art. Artwork may be dropped off March 18th-25th.

Exhibit: March 26th – April 10th, 2019
9am – 5pm, Presbyterian Village, 2401 S. Horton, Fort Scott (Main Lobby)

Reception: April 5th, 2019
3:30pm, in the Dining Room

(See flyer below for more information)

25 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s,
10 N. Main St., 12pm
26-27 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
26 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
26 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
26 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

26 Author Talk and Book Signing at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main, 6pm

Meet and greet author Joyce Love. There will be an author talk, Q & A and book signing. Her book will be available for purchase in the bookstore. Light refreshments will be served

27 Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month –
735 Scott Ave. – 9am-10am

Come drink some coffee and play some bingo at Buck Run.  Staff will provide the bingo cards, the caller, and coffee.  Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

27 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,
308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
27
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
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TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games
& snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
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Adult Softball Organizational Meeting at Buck Run Community Center – 735 Scott Ave., 7pm

Summer leagues will soon be formed for Men’s & Co-ed Teams.  Games will be played on weekday evenings.  Team fees are set at $230.00 for Men’s league and $250.00 for Co-ed Leagues (includes FSRC providing the game balls) for a 12 game season

First organizational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27th.  League format, game location, rule changes, practice reservation, etc. will be covered. The second meeting will be Wednesday, April 17th

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Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by County of Bourbon

Location: 210 S. National (Courthouse)
28 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
28 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

28 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm

Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize

28 Bourbon County Garden Club Meeting at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main, 6pm
29
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
29 Lenten Fish Fry hosted by Knights of Columbus – Kennedy Gym behind Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 705 S. Holbrook

Each Friday from March 8th through April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and we serve until 7pm. Menu includes southern fried catfish, baked white fish, spaghetti, green beans, coleslaw, baked potatoes and french fries, grilled cheese for the kids. Free-will donation or $5 for
take-out box

30 Bi-Annual Gardener’s Christmas Auction at Tri-Valley Developmental Services – 4305 Campbell Dr. (in the Industrial Park), 9:30am

Join the fun at Tri-Valley Developmental Services’ Bi-Annual Gardeners’ Christmas Auction, which will feature a silent auction and plant sale. Annuals, garden tools, silk bouquets, and home/garden items will be available. Doors open at 9:30am, auction from 10am-noon

Free gift for each guest!!  (See flyer below for more info)

31 Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County Annual Meeting – Old Congregational Church, 502 S. National Ave., 6-8pm

The meeting will feature guest, Bat Masterson impersonator Jerry Eastman

Apr. 2-3 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
2 Fort Scott Middle School Pizza Hut Nights Fundraiser – Fort Scott Pizza Hut, 1810 S. Main

The middle school fundraiser is always the 1st Tuesday of each month that school is in session. Please plan to eat at Pizza Hut sometime that day and use the FSMS voucher

2 Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greet hosted by the Chamber of Commerce – at City State Bank, 202 Scott Ave., 8am

The Chamber of Commerce hosts Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greets at a different location for Downtown business owners or representatives, or anyone in the community with an interest in Downtown to attend and share thoughts and ideas related to Downtown, and to stay current on new happenings

2 Job Fair Spring 2019 hosted by the Chamber of Commerce – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2018 S. Horton, 10am-2pm

Job seekers are encouraged to dress for success, bring copies of a resume, and be prepared to connect with employers. Attendees may enter a drawing for a door prize of $50 in Chamber Bucks that may be used at over 50 Chamber member businesses

KANSASWORKS will have a booth on employer and job seeker resources and Fort Scott Community College Phi Theta Kappa will be offering soft skills tips on interviewing, resume writing, and more

Employers may reserve a booth by calling the Chamber: 620-223-3566  (See flyer below for more info)

2 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
2 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
2 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

2 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main, 6-7pm
3 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,
308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
3 Monthly Grief Support Luncheon hosted by Cheney Witt Chapel – All are welcome! – At the Carriage House, 301 S. Main, 12-1pm

A Grief Support Luncheon is hosted by Cheney Witt Chapel the first Wednesday of each month at noon. Anyone dealing with a loss is encouraged to come and bring a friend

Cheney Witt Chapel will provide lunch at the Carriage House. Call 620-223-1186 for more info

3 Bourbon County Coalition Monthly Meeting – Public Welcome! – In the basement of the First Baptist Church, 123 Scott Ave., 12pm-1pm
3
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
3
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
4
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by KOMB FM Home Show
Location: FSCC Arnold Arena, 2108 S. Horton
4 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
4 Author Talk and Book Signing at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main, 1pm

Meet and greet author Sally Freeman Jadlow. There will be an author talk, Q & A and booksigning. Her book will be available for purchase in the bookstore. Light refreshments will be served

4 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

4 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm

Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize

Save the Date:
– April 4-5 – KOMB FM’s Home, Sport, Farm & Garden Show
– April 9 – 2019 Friends of the Fort Fest
– April 15 – FSHS Prom at the River Room
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The Fort Scott National Historic Site 2019 Schedule of Activities.

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Kansas Rocks Recreation Park

4-Wheeling, Biking, Hiking

2019 Schedule of events.

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Bike Share Program is now
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Keep Buying Local Cars

Briggs Auto of Fort Scott salesmen introduced at the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee, March 21 by General Manager Scott Teenor, from left: Matt Harvey, Teenor , Rich Aydelotte, Paul Studyvin, Matt Bowersock.

Briggs Auto of Fort Scott General Manager Scott Teenor thanked the community for their business at the Chamber of Commerce Weekly Coffee on March 21.

“Keep buying cars,” Teenor said with a smile.

Teenor said the business is grown by “word of mouth and healthy criticism.”

They have hired two new technicians and three new salespeople recently, he said.

The business is located at 1819 S. Main, on Hwy. 69.

Fort Scott’s Finance Director Rhonda Dunn told the coffee attendees that Briggs Auto is the second largest generator of sales tax in the community, and sales tax revenue has increased 15 percent.

“Thanks for investing in our community,” Dunn told Teenor.

Briggs sells Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Toyota and Ford vehicles all in one location according to its website.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and on Sunday one can shop online, according to the website.

The phone number is 620-223-0900.

 

Chamber Coffee At Briggs Auto

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER
Join us for Chamber Coffee
Hosted by:

Briggs Auto of Fort Scott
Location:

1901 S. Main in the GM Building
Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Visit Briggs’ website

by clicking 


Chamber members and guests are encouraged to attend for networking, community announcements, and to learn about the hosting business or organization.
Members may pay $1 to make an announcement about an upcoming event, special/sale/discount, or news of any kind.
Upcoming Coffees:
March 28 – Bourbon County
April 4 – KOMB FM Home Show
April 11th – Fort Scott Christian Heights
April 18 – Presbyterian Village

Hedgehog.INK Book Sale to Support Tri-Valley Developmental Services

Gardening Books on the sale rack in front of the store-

Free for a donation to Tri-Valley Horticulture Therapy Program

  • Bring the Book and your donation to the check out counter.
  • We need to remove the book from our inventory system.
  • Thank you for helping us support this worthwhile project.

Dick and Jan Hedges

Hedgehog.INK Upcoming Events

April, 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

March 26

6:00 p.m.

Joyce Love – Author Talk and Book Signing

Kansas Sunset

March 28 6:00 p.m.

Bourbon County Garden Club

Members and Guests

Hosted by

Hedgehog.INK!

Program:

For the love of

Gardening – Sheryl Bloomfield and Jan Hedges

April 1, 2019

Dont be a fool.

Do be cool!

Kick off National

Poetry Month,

Stop by the bookstore to pick up an entry for the

Hedgehog poetry contest.

(National poetry month takes place each April and was introduced in 1996. Learn more by going to Poets.org)

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April 4 1:00 p.m.

Author Talk and Book Signing

Learn more about Sally and her different styles of writing (including poetry).

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April 13, 2019

Second Saturday Storytime

10:30 a.m.

With FSCC students

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April 13, 2019

Author Talk and Book Signing

Pastor George Proctor

You read his column every Saturday in the Fort Scott Tribune.

See him in person at

Hedgehog.INK! on Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m.

A community of books for the community

April 18, 2019

Pocket Poem Day

Bring a poem in your pocket and share

with Hedgehog.INK! It can be an original or one you have always loved.

(We will post the poems in our window. Must be suitable for all ages.)

25% off Poetry, Classics, and Literature – all day

April 27-28

Civil War Weekend at Fort Scott National Historic Site

Check out our Civil War section with a number of recently added books.

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April 30

Poetry contest entries due by 5:00 p.m.

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May 7 6:00

Poetry Contest Reception

Winners Announced

Light Refreshments served

Grand Opening of Gordman’s March 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Gordmans Department Store, 2400 S. Main, Fort Scott.

GORDMANS INVITES FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY TO GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
Retailer to Donate $1,000 to Fort Scott High School

FORT SCOTT, Kan. (March 18, 2019) – Home décor retailer Gordmans, a division of Stage Stores, will debut a new department store in Fort Scott with a Grand Opening Celebration beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at 2400 S. Main Street. Gordmans offers bigger deals and smaller prices every day.

The new Fort Scott store is part of an exciting Gordmans Grand Opening Tour Celebration, which includes 38 brand new Gordmans stores opening this March across the country, and 67 current Gordmans stores joining in to celebrate Gordmans’ growth. In addition, Stage Stores plans to open an additional 36 new Gordmans stores in Summer 2019, which will total 141 Gordmans by end of 2019. Gordmans offers incredible deals on name brand merchandise and trend-right home décor, making the retailer a treasure trove of fun and unique finds.

At the Fort Scott Gordmans Grand Opening Celebration, guests will enjoy:

  • Free Gift Plus Shopping Cards: The first 100 guests in line at the Grand Opening Celebration will receive a free gift and an opportunity to win a $50 gift card or $5 shopping card.
  • Rewards Galore: Gordmans guests who enroll in Style Circle Rewards will enjoy incredible payback rewards, double-double points, a birthday gift and more.
  • Gordmans Credit Card Savings: Gordmans’ guests who apply and are approved for a Gordmans credit card will receive 20 percent off their first day’s purchases.

In addition, as part of Gordmans’ commitment to Fort Scott, the retailer will donate $1,000 to Fort Scott High School.

Interview opportunities with Gordmans’ store manager will be available during the event and upon request (subject to availability).

Gordmans’ Fort Scott Store Details:

2400 S. Main Street

Fort Scott, KS 66701

(620) 223-1498

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Participants:

  • Melinda Goff, Store Manager, Gordmans
  • Jeanie Parker, Mayor, City of Fort Scott
  • Roberta Lewis, Student Council Sponsor, Fort Scott High School

About Stage Stores

Stage Stores, Inc. is a leading retailer of trend-right, name-brand values for apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods. At the end of March 2019, the Company will operate in 42 states through 690 BEALLS, GOODY’S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES, and STAGE specialty department stores and 105 GORDMANS off-price stores, as well as an e-commerce website at www.stage.com.


Gordmans Will Open March 20

STRIKE UP THE SAVINGS AT FORT SCOTT GORDMANS!

SHOPPERS INVITED TO FUN GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION MARCH 20

Retailer to Donate $1,000 to Fort Scott High School

 Home décor retailer Gordmans, a division of Stage Stores, will debut a new department store in Fort Scott with a Grand Opening Celebration beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

Gordmans, to be located at 2400 S. Main Street, opens March 21 with its regular hours 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The new Fort Scott store is part of an exciting Gordmans Grand Opening Tour Celebration, which includes 38 brand new Gordmans stores opening this March across the country. In addition, the 67 current Gordmans stores are joining in to celebrate Gordmans’ incredible growth, based on shoppers loving the retailer’s bigger deals and smaller prices every day. As part of the festivities, the new and current Gordmans stores will be offering giveaways and other fun surprises.

Community members are invited to the Fort Scott Gordmans ribbon cutting, joining representatives from the City of Fort Scott and the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, before stepping inside the new store to discover the fun finds and exciting deals on home décor and more. Additionally that evening, as part of Gordmans’ commitment to Fort Scott, the retailer will donate $1,000 to Fort Scott High School.

  • Free Gift Plus Shopping Cards: The first 100 guests in line at the Grand Opening Celebration will receive a free gift and an opportunity to win a $50 gift card or $5 shopping card.
  • Rewards Galore: Gordmans guests who enroll in Style Circle Rewards will enjoy incredible payback rewards, double-double points, a birthday gift and more.
  • Gordmans Credit Card Savings: Gordmans’ guests who apply and are approved for a Gordmans credit card will receive 20 percent off their first day’s purchases.

Gordmans is excited to join the Fort Scott community. At Gordmans we create an exciting place where terrific deals and popular name brands are at every turn,” said Michael Glazer, President and CEO of Stage Stores. “Gordmans is among the best, with trend-right décor, fun accessories and seasonal items — all at values our guests love. We are committed to bringing our guests bigger deals and smaller prices — and with fresh new deliveries arriving weekly, there will always be something new to discover. Gordmans has deals like nowhere else.”

About Stage Stores

Stage Stores, Inc. is a leading retailer of trend-right, name-brand values for apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods. At the end of March 2019, the Company will operate in 42 states through 690 BEALLS, GOODY’S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES, and STAGE specialty department stores and 105 GORDMANS off-price stores, as well as an e-commerce website at www.stage.com.

Media Contact: Sydney Edens, 402-895-2552 ext. 312, sedens@lukaspartners.com

Tri Valley: Gardening Auction on March 30

Some of the Tri-Valley staff: from left, Sue Schropp, receptionist; Grace Kramer, employment coordinator; Alene Jolly, director of day services and Barb McCord, horticulture therapist.

Tri-Valley Developmental Services is having its’ bi-annual Gardener’s Christmas Auction on Saturday, March 30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

It is a silent auction and plant sale which will feature annuals, garden tools, silk bouquets, and home and garden decor, TVDS Horticultural Therapist Barb McCord told the Chamber attendees Thursday morning.

Donations of gently used gardening items are sought by March 22 for the Compost Bin Market, which is part of the fundraiser.

The Gardeners Christmas Auction will benefit the Horticulture Therapy Program, which serves those with intellectual disabilities.

The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce members take turns hosting a weekly coffee where they can tell about upcoming events.

During the March 14 coffee, Knights of Columbus Member Mark McCoy presented TVDS Executive Director Tim Cunningham with a check in the amount of $932. 67.

Cunningham told fortscott.biz the donation will be put in the foundation funds that supports TVDS and used “to build homes” for the clients, he said.

Cunningham noted that TVDS has been in Fort Scott since 1978 offering services to people with developmental disabilities.

There will be a golf tournament fundraiser on Sept. 14 at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Fort Scott, Cunningham said.

Tri-Valley Horticulture Therapist Barb McCord tells the Chamber coffee attendees of the upcoming Gardener’s Christmas Auction on March 30. For more information call McCord at 620-223-3990 ext. 434.
Tri-Valley Executive Director Tim Cunningham, left, receives a check from Knights of Columbus Member Mark McCoy at the weekly Chamber coffee. The check for $932 will be used towards building homes, Cunningham said. TVDS offers housing options for people with disabilities including community homes and apartments.
Tri-Valley Developmental Services, 4305 Campbell Dr., in Fort Scott’s Industrial Park.

What’s Happening in Fort Scott, March 15

Care to Share (“The Sharing Bucket”) will be hosting the 5th Annual “TaTa” Ride on June 15th, 2019 and an “AR-15 Gun Raffle”. Raffle tickets are $5 each and on sale now! ATF Regulations apply. Contact Stacey Wright for tickets or more info. (See flyer below)
2019 Spring Job Fair, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce – Employers are hiring! Full-Time & Part-Time positions are available

Tues., April 2nd, from 10am-2pm at the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Employers may contact the Chamber to reserve a booth at 620-223-3566.

Employment candidates should be ready, bring resumes, and dress for success

15-16
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
15 Friendship Soup Lunch hosted by First United Methodist Church has been CANCELLED for this month
15 Lenten Fish Fry hoted by Knights of Columbus – Kennedy Gym behind Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 705 S. Holbrook

Each Friday from March 8th through April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and we serve until 7pm. Menu includes southern fried catfish, baked white fish, spaghetti, green beans, coleslaw, baked potatoes and french fries, grilled cheese for the kids. Free-will donation or $5 for
take-out box

15
Fort Scott High School performs “The Curious Savage”, 7pm

A cast of colorful characters, a greedy chase for missing money, and a heartwarming message will intrigue audiences at this Spring play

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets are available from the high school office at 1005 S. Main, or at Common Ground, 116 S. Main, or at the door
16-17 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Holmtown Pub – 206 N. National Ave., all weekend

Holmtown Pub is ready for their big day! We’ll be serving traditional corn beef and cabbage and green beer. DJ Rayma will be rocking the patio from 9pm-1am. Wear your green and bring your favorite leprechaun!

16
St. Patrick’s Day at Sharky’s Pub & Grub – 16 N. National, starts at 9am

– Opens with 9am green eggs & ham breakfast buffet
– Corn Hole tournament at 1pm. $25/team, cash prizes
– Danny Joe, from Danny & the Eastsiders at 2pm
– SEKB Entertainment at 7pm

16
The Ryan Hall Band performs live at Boiler Room Brewhaus – 10 S. Main
You will not want to miss this show! Fort Scott is privileged to have such a talented musician playing at your local brewery. This is the first time Ryan has played in Fort Scott. He and his band are sponsored, so it is a free concert and has very limited seating, with no reserved tables. Doors open at 2:00, pot luck meal at 5:00 (meet the band) show starts at 7:00
Watch one of Ryan’s YouTube videos here: https://youtu.be/Aac4-S6JuVM
16 Sass Monkey performing at Liberty Theatre – 113 S. Main St., 8:30 pm

Sass Monkey is one of the mid-west’s premier party and dance bands featuring music from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. Bring your dance shoes!

Tickets are $30. Purchase online at www.fortscottliberty.com, our Facebook page, or call the Liberty Theatre Box Office:
620-224-9787

17
Join Walk Kansas 2019 – an 8-week healthy lifestyle challenge!

Walk Kansas 2019 – An 8-Week healthy lifestyle challenge from March 17th to May 11th! Gather your team of six people by March 15th. Register online at www.walkkansas.org or by contacting Joy Miller: 620-223-3720 / joymiller@ksu.edu.

Earn 4 Health Quest credits towards State of Kansas health insurance for participating in the program! (See flyer below for more info)

18 Community Book Club – email sibs1976@yahoo.com for location, 7-8pm

This month’s book: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

19-20 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
19 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
19 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
19 KW Cattle Company Bull Sale – 1996 Jayhawk Rd., 12-2pm

KW Cattle Company will host their annual Angus/Hereford Bull Sale (See flyer below)

19 Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living – 820 S. Horton, 2-4pm

Residents and the public are invited the 3rd Tuesday of each month for Community Bingo

19 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

19 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main St., 6-7pm
20 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,
308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
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Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
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TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
20 Gordman’s Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting – 2400 S. Main St., 5:30-6:30

Save the date and join us for Gordman’s Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Event! The first 100 guests will get a scratch-off card, and one lucky person will reveal a $50 shopping card! (See flyer below for more info)

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Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Briggs Auto of Fort Scott

Location: 1901 S. Main St., in the GM south building
21 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
21 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

21 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm. Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize
21 Farm Finances 101- Empress Event Center,
7 N. Main, 6:30pm-8pm

Come learn about financial topics such as: Cash Flow Statements, Balance Sheets, Business Analysis Pages, and more. Presented by Ethan Holly, Ag Lender at Landmark Bank

Dinner included. Please RSVP to Southwind Extension District, Fort Scott Office:
620-223-3720 (See flyer below for more info)

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Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
22 Lenten Fish Fry hosted by Knights of Columbus – Kennedy Gym behind Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 705 S. Holbrook

Each Friday from March 8th through April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and we serve until 7pm. Menu includes southern fried catfish, baked white fish, spaghetti, green beans, coleslaw, baked potatoes and french fries, grilled cheese for the kids. Free-will donation or $5 for
take-out box

23 Next of Kin performing at the Boiler Room Brewhaus – 10 S. National Ave., 7pm-9pm

Next of Kin, Country music band from SE Kansas. Tickets $10.00, available at The Boiler Room Brewhaus, the Chamber and the Visitors Center. Meet the band at the pot luck from 6pm to 7pm

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Creating Art Celebrating Age Contest by Presbyterian Village – 2401 S. Horton
Entry Deadline: March 25th, 2019
Open to all area artists 65 and older, amateur or professional. Non juried exhibitors of all ages are welcome to display their art. Artwork may be dropped off March 18th-25th.

Exhibit: March 26th – April 10th, 2019
9am – 5pm, Presbyterian Village, 2401 S. Horton, Fort Scott (Main Lobby)

Reception: April 5th, 2019
3:30pm, in the Dining Room

(See flyer below for more information)

25 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main St., 12pm
26-27 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
26 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
26 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
26 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

26 Author Talk and Book Signing at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main, 6pm

Meet and greet author Joyce Love. There will be an author talk, Q & A and book signing. Her book will be available for purchase in the bookstore. Light refreshments will be served

27 Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month – 735 Scott Ave. – 9am-10am

Come drink some coffee and play some bingo at Buck Run.  Staff will provide the bingo cards, the caller, and coffee.  Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

27 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,
308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
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Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
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TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
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Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by County of Bourbon

Location: 210 S. National (Courthouse)
28 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
28 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

28 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm.

Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize

28 Bourbon County Garden Club Meeting at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main, 6pm
Save the Date:
– March 29 – Lenten Fish Fry hosted by Knights of Columbus at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church
– March 30 – Gardener’s Auction at Tri-Valley
– April 2 – Job Fair at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center
– April 2 – Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greet
Click here for full events listing on our website.