Category Archives: Business

HB Salon: Cosmetology Services in Uniontown

Uniontown Ruritan sponsored a ribbon cutting on May 11 for a new business: HB Salon, 108 Sherman, Uniontown. From left, front row: Ruritan Member Mark Warren, Tim and Kerri Travis, owner Hannah Ballou, Levi Ballou, Jennifer Ballou, Ruritan member Lawrence George, Ruriteen member Luke George; back row: Ruritan member Joe George, Hayden and Zach Travis, Roanne Blake, Thyra Babcock, Rachel Eden, Simon Ballou, Vance Eden, Ruritan members Raymond George and Henry Homan.

HB Salon owner Hannah Ballou and family were part of a ribbon cutting for the new business on May 11,  sponsored by the Uniontown Ruritan.

The business opened in early 2019 and specializes in haircuts and colors.

It is located at 108 Sherman, on the southeast corner of the Uniontown square. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday by appointment.

Contact Ballou at 620-756-4770 or on Facebook at HB Salon.

The hours of HB Salon, Uniontown.

Starting in June, manicure and pedicure services will be offered by Ashley Travis, Ballou’s sister-in-law, at the salon.

Mani-pedi specials will be offered to introduce the new service, Ballou said.

 

The salon will be closed for vacation May 15-23.

Effective Leadership Workshop June 4

Submitted by:
Lindsay Madison, Executive Director,
lindsay.madison@fortscott.com

Monica Walden, Administrative Assistant, adminassist@fortscott.com

Phone: (620) 223-3566

CHAMBER TO HOST BILL DRURY HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Empress Event Center

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

FORT SCOTT – Community members are invited to attend a half-day workshop presented by Bill Drury, covering “Effective Leadership for First Line Managers and Supervisors”. The seminar, hosted by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Empress Event Center, 7 N. Main Street in Fort Scott.

In this half-day workshop, the following topics will be covered:

  • Increasing cooperation
  • Energizing people
  • Revving up productivity
  • Solving worst workplace problems
  • Seeing managers take greater initiative
  • Resolving conflict
  • Developing greater pride and professionalism

This workshop will help businesses to go to the next level of teamwork and cooperation. Any leader, manager or supervisor has the opportunity to build or destroy engagement. Bill Drury has conducted over three hundred seminars for the Zig Ziglar Corporation with a focus on helping businesses build strong leaders and winning teams.

Contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at

(620) 223-3566. To register for the workshop, please visit fortscott.com and click on the “Events” tab, then select “Effective Leadership Seminar”.

 

What’s Happening in Fort Scott by The Chamber

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)
Win a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico! Drawing tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10. All proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Program, which directly benefits Fort Scott Presbyterian Village residents who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own.

Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St. (See flyer below for more info)
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)

Hedgehog.INK is celebrating Mother’s Day! Bring in an APRON (yours, your mother’s, grandmother’s, or one you bought at a garage sale) to be displayed in the store from May 1-15th. Be sure to label it in some way with your name
All cookbooks will be on sale for $50% off!!
Artist of the Month at Hedgehog.INK – Art by Uniontown students will be on display in the store throughout the month of May
Walgreens is looking for sponsors to donate noses to the local schools in Fort Scott to help spread the word for Red Nose Day. This is a great charity opportunity, and a way to increase awareness about childhood poverty. Noses this year are $2.00, and will come in a blind mystery bag containing one of five unique superhero noses.

Contact Vincent Ratcliff, manager of your local Fort Scott Walgreens, to purchase noses or to get further information (PLEASE SEE FLYER BELOW)

Benefit Bass Fishing Tournaments & Raffles for Class of ’91 Grad Chad Elmer – Entry fees will go toward’s Chad’s upcoming expenses and prize money. Raffles include fishing and outdoor gear, ammo, an AR15 gun, and more! (See flyer below for complete details)

10-11
Town-wide Garage Sale sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce- Maps will be available Thursday, May 9th through Saturday, May 11th at the following locations: Bids and Dibs, Casey’s, Don’s Smoke Shop, 5 Corners, all Pete’s locations, and the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St.

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Pioneer Harvest Swap Meet – Bourbon County Fairgrounds, 2102 S. Huntington Blvd. in Fort Scott – Doors open at 8am

12th Annual Swap Meet, sponsored by Pioneer Harvest Fiesta

Flea market & garage sale items, antique gas engines & related parts, antique auto parts, farm tractors & tractor parts, farm equipment & accessories, literature, books & manuals. Something for everyone!

The grounds will be open Thursday, May 9th for setup. Camping available with electric ($20 per day)

Free admission to buyers, $10 booth fee. Contact Allen Warren at: 620-224-7761

10-11
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!
10 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce – Heritage Park Pavillion, 1st & Main, 7-8pm

This Friday night at the Heritage Park Pavilion (1st Street and Main) will feature the Sekanaires Quartet. The quartet members are Ray Mauck, Curtis Ramsey, Steve Bell and Ralph Carlson. The quartet was formed in the early 1960s and has made seven recordings. The concert will start at 7 pm and will move to the Common Grounds Coffee shop in the event in inclement weather. This is the 2nd show of the new season

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited

11 Benefit Bass Fishing Tournaments for Class of ’91 Grad Chad Elmer – Check-in 5:15 a.m. @ 223 N. National Ave., tournament starts at 6 a.m. sharp, weigh-in 3 p.m.
@ 223 N. National Ave.

Everyone who knows Chad Elmer and and for those of you who may not… He was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and they found a couple spots on the liver. He is under going some pretty aggressive chemo therapy treatment

There are three tournaments: May 11th, June 15th, and July 27th

Entry will be $25/person. 50% of the entry fees will go to Chad to help with his up coming expenses and the other 50% will go to prize money

There will be raffles at each tournament, including an AR15 gun raffle (see flyer below for complete information)

11 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

11 Storytime at Hedgehog.INK! “Pirates Ahoy!” – 16 S. Main St., 10:30-11:30am, the second Saturday of every month

Storytime and special activity with the Fort Scott High School Thespians

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/hedgesbookstore/  (See flyer below)

12 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus –
10 S. National, 3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of 8 teams, maximum of 5 members on a team)

$5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team. Pre-register at the tap room

13 Uniontown Regional High School Tournament
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Accent Dental, LLC, hosted by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce – 204 State St. in Fort Scott

The event will begin at 5:15pm, with remarks and ribbon cutting at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be served. (See flyer below for info)

14-15 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
14 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center, 3-4pm
14 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
14 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Tuesday evenings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

14 USD 234 Board of Education Meeting – 424 S. Main St.,
5:30-6:30pm
14 Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County Meeting – Old Congregational Church, 502 S. National Ave., Board meeting at 6:30pm, program at 7pm

We will have great fellowship, refreshments, and a door prize – hope you can attend!

15
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,  308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
15
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)
15
GEDTAG (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!
15 Presbyterian Good Sam Dinner and Auction – Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, 2401 S. Horton

Auction at 5pm, dinner from 4:30 to 6:30pm

Chicken Mary’s dinner and homemade desserts! Chance to win a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Meal tickets are $9 in advance, $12 at the door. Carry-out is available

Drawing tickets are $5 each or three for $10. Tickets are available at Presbyterian Village or the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St.

All proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Program, which directly benefits Fort Scott Presbyterian Village residents who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own (See flyer below for more info)

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GED Graduation 2019 – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, 6pm
Fort Scott Community College will conduct its annual Adult Basic Education/General Equivalency Diploma graduation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in the auditorium of the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center on the FSCC campus, 2108 S. Horton St. The ceremony is for students who have completed the GED program this past year.  A reception will immediately follow the graduation
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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 Fort Scott Paws & Claws Animal Shelter
Location: 8 N. Judson
16 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the opening of the Fort Scott Paws & Claws Animal Shelter’s new location at 8 N. Judson St. The event will take place Thursday, May 16th, immediately following the Chamber Coffee, which begins at 8 a.m. at the same location

The new Paws and Claws location at 8 N. Judson St. in downtown Fort Scott will serve as a cat shelter, an office, and an intake and adoption area
Please join Fort Scott Paws & Claws Animal Shelter May 16th, 2019 for the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 8 a.m., with remarks and ribbon cutting immediately following
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Business Basics: Quickbooks, presented by Kansas SBDC at PSU – FSCC Bailey Hall, Room A-130, 2108 S. Horton St., 8:30am-4:30pm

Business owners and entrepreneurs seeking information on growing their business through proper financial management. This program is appropriate for those who have started or are thinking about starting a business

Learn some of the essentials of navigating Quickbooks desktop software. We’ll cover basic accounting and multiple topics including: -Cash vs. accrual -Financial statements -Chart of accounts -Sales receipts -Invoices -Receiving payment/making deposits -Understanding banking and credit card statements -Budgeting (See flyer below for more info)

To register, please visit:

16 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
16
Farm Pond Management class offered by Southwind Extension District – Community Building, 105 N. Prairie Ave., Hepler, KS, 5:45-8pm

5:45-6pm: Registration
6-6:45: Fish Management & Stocking – Connor Ossowski, Fisheries Biologist
6:45-7:15: Sponsored Meal
7:15-8pm: Aquatic Weed Control – Charlie Lee, KSU Wildlife Specialist

RSVP by May 13th. To register for this FREE event, please contact Chris Petty at cgp@ksu.edu, or Jeri Geren at jlsigle@ksu.edu, or call K-State Research and Extension, Wildcat District – Girard office at 620-724-8233 (See flyer below for more info)

16 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

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A Star is Born (or Died) – Boiler Room Brewhaus,
10 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join us at The Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 for karaoke fun.  Cheer on your local, favorite star!
17-18 FREE Bourbon County Dump Day, Residential Only, Includes Tires – 2286 Noble Rd., northeast of city limits

There will be no charge to haul solid waste or construction and demolition materials to the landfill from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 17 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18

Residents will not be restricted on the number of tires brought to the landfill

17-18
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!
17 Art Walk, hosted by Bourbon County Arts Council – Liberty Theatre Patio, 113 S. Main St., 5-8pm
17 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavillion, 1st & Main St., 7-8pm

This Friday night at the Heritage Park Pavilion (1st Street and Main) will feature the Sekanaires Quartet. The quartet members are Ray Mauck, Curtis Ramsey, Steve Bell and Ralph Carlson. The concert will start at 7 pm and will move to the Common Grounds Coffee shop in the event in inclement weather

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited

18 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

18 Kiwanis 3-Person Scholarship Scramble – Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2412 S. Horton, 9am-2pm

8am registration, 9am shotgun start. $60 per player/$180 per team. To register, contact Shannon O’Neil at 620-223-5060

18 Marriage Night – Community Christian Church, 1919 S. Horton (enter on east side of building), dinner at 5pm, livestream from 6-9pm

Join us for a one night simulcast event to dedicate time for your marriage, packed with laughter and lessons you can apply immediately to your own marriage. We’ll be hearing from two great couples- Francis and Lisa Chan and Les and Leslie Parrott-with standup from comedian Michael Jr.

$15/person. Call 620-223-1500 to register

Watch a YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzJ_fv6RCm0

19 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus – 10 S. National, 3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of 8 teams, maximum of 5 members on a team)

$5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team. Pre-register at the tap room

19 Steinway Thank You Concert at Fort Scott High School – 1005 S. Main St., 3-5pm

Please join us in a special concert of thanks to all the donors who funded the restoration of the Fort Scott High School Steinway grand piano

The concert will feature various musical artists, both students and adults, from the school and community
Most importantly, we will unveil the completely restored Steinway for the concert

The concert is free and open to the public

19 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s, 12-1pm
20 Community Book Club – location to be determined,
7-8pm

This month’s book is “At Home”, by Bill Bryson. Email Sara Coon at: sibs1976@yahoo.com for location

21-22 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
21 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
21 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
21 Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living (3rd Tuesday of every month) – 820 S. Horton, 2-4pm

Residents and the public are invited the 3rd Tuesday of each month for Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living

21 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Tuesday evenings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

21
Tractor Safety Training offered by Southwind Extension District – FSCC John Deere Tech Building, 2223 S. Horton St., 5-9pm

Youth who are planning to do farm work for someone other than a parent or guardian, are are 14 or 15 years of age must attend a tractor safety course. Attendance is required to satisfy U.S. Department of Labor requirements. These requirements allow youth to be employed at certain hazardous farm tasks. Individuals must complete 20 hours of tractor driving (on their own) in order to receive a completed certificate

Register by calling the Southwind Fort Scott Office at 620-223-3720 no later than May 17, 2019 (See flyer below for more info)

21 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main, 6-7pm
22 Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center (2nd & 4th Wed. of each month) – 735 Scott Ave., 9-10am

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

22 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,  308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
22
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)
22
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!
23-26 Dave Regan Tournament (FSHS) – LaRoche Baseball Complex, 4805 Campbell Dr.

Email Josh Regan for more information: jregan@usd234.org

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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 Niece Products
Location: 3904 Liberty Bell Rd.
23 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
23 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

23 Author Talk and Book Signing with Carol Russell – Hedgehog.INK!, 16 S. Main St.

Meet and greet author Carol Russell. Carol Russell is a freelance writer; she has written four books and has had many articles, devotions, and children’s stories published. She will be introducing her new book, “Jackson’s Run”

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

23
A Star is Born (or Died) – Boiler Room Brewhaus, 10 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join us at The Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 for karaoke fun.  Cheer on your local, favorite star!
Save the Date:
– May 24-27 – Symbols of Sacrifice at Fort Scott National Historic Site
– May 24 – Flicks on the Bricks (Despicable Me)
– May 24 – Friday Night Concert in the Park (The Sekanaires Quartet)
– May 25 – Woodland Hills Memorial Weekend Scramble
– May 25 – Farmers’ Market
– May 25 – Carter Sampson @ Boiler Room Brewhaus
– May 26 – Dunn Memorial Golf Outing
– May 26 VFW Post 1165 Dedication of the U.S. Navy Memorial at Fort Scott National Cemetery
– May 27 – Team Trivia at Boiler Room Brewhaus
Click here for full events listing on our website.

Fundraiser Benefits Presbyterian Village Residents

Presbyterian Village, 2401 S. Horton, Fort Scott.

The annual Fort Scott Presbyterian Village benefit dinner, auction and vacation raffle is May 15.

The fundraiser is for tenants of the assisted living facility who outlive their funds stored for retirement years.

Ginger Nance, executive director of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village answered the following interview questions.

 

Who will it benefit from this fundraiser?

“We are a Christian mission, not for profit, independent and assisted senior living community.  As people age, they usually put back money for ‘old age’ thinking it will surely be enough to meet their needs, knowing they will retire and not be able to continue working at some point.

“Life continues and sometimes seniors are faced with the reality that they never dreamed they’d live as old as they may currently be.”

“For example, we had a tenant once who lived in our assisted living who lived to be 104 years old.  She told us,  ‘I never dreamed I’d live to be older than 90!’ A decade later, she was still able to enjoy life and do many of the things she enjoyed so much, such as gardening, but she was not physically able to return to the workforce to earn money for that 14 years that she had not planned for.  Who could?!

“In our Christian mission, we are dedicated to making sure that our seniors needs are met as long as they can continue to physically live in assisted living at the Presbyterian Village, regardless of whether they can afford their care or not.  This is only possible through generous donors who believe in our program and see the wonderful quality of life that their tax-deductible donations can provide. ”

 

“We accept donations all year-long to support this charitable program, but once a year we hold a live auction and dinner to boost the money raised in order to cover the deficit that some of our seniors have.  For this reason, on May 15th, we will hold our annual Good Samaritan Auction and Dinner and hope to bring in more than $30,000 to cover that need.”

 

“For the event, we are selling tickets for a 3 piece Chicken Mary’s dinner which includes two sides, a homemade desert (made by many wonderful local bakers), and a bottle of water.  Ticket prices are $9.00 each in advance, or $12.00 at the door.  The dinners will serve from 4:30-6:30pm.  We will also have a drive through service available if you are not able to stay for the live auction that will be held, but would like to simply pick up dinner to take home.  Be sure to get your tickets early though, we usually sell out by the morning of the event and we don’t want anyone to go without a dinner.”

 

What will be going on that evening?

“A live auction will be held in the parking garages on the back side of the building, held by Nance Auction Service.  Come see all the great items we have to offer!  Everything from a Chevy Malibu car, tools, antiques, collectibles, household furniture, outdoor and hobby items, to knic knacs will be offered.  There is truly something for everyone!  The auctioneers engage the crowd and the fun begins among buyers and spectators.  Most everything will be inside the garages so there will be cover in case of rain.”

“A few premier silent auction items will be inside near the cashiers table, as well.”

“Additionally, we will have a ‘Buy It Now’ area set up at one end of the garage for those who would rather purchase and go.

“If you are not able to attend the auction but would like to leave a bid on an item that you are interested in, please contact Ginger Nance in advance to leave a bid.  We will also have people at the auction to assist if you are nervous about raising your hand to bid, or would simply prefer to have someone else bid for you.

 

“Last but not least, we are also selling tickets for one lucky person to win a seven-day trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The winner will stay at the beautiful Las Brisas condo which is appointed with all the luxuries of the Southwest that one could want while on vacation from your busy life. The condo is large enough for a family, yet intimate for a romantic get-away and is located within walking distance of the downtown attractions and dining.  Tickets for the opportunity to win are $5.00 each, or 3 tickets for $10.00.  The drawing will take place at the end of the auction and the winner does not have to be present to win.”

 

“All money raised remains local here at the Fort Scott Presbyterian Village to directly impact the lives of seniors with a financial need,” states Nance.  “The program is confidential, otherwise we would ask a recipient of the program to give their testimony.”

“However, I have been the Executive Director at the Village for 17 years and I can attest that those who are utilizing the program often don’t even realize they are and their life continues unchanged and they continue to live the way they want to live, without interruption or worry.”

“The program is a dignified, loving gift of kindness from supporters, like you and I, and every dollar makes a direct impact on our senior’s lives,” states Nance.

 

“Join us for a great evening together!  We are located at the Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, 2401 S. Horton, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Tickets are available at the Presbyterian Village, or at the Chamber of Commerce in Fort Scott.

For more information contact Ginger Nance, Executive Director at (620) 223-5550 or email gnance@pmma.org.

To view a partial listing of the auction items visit www.nanceauctionservice.com or come by to preview early on sale day.

Items are being added daily, so there are sure to be surprises on auction day.”

The location and directions to get there?

“Directions:  Take Highway 69 south on the bypass of Fort Scott, KS.  Turn west at 23rd street (at McDonald’s intersection light), then turn south on Horton Street.  We are located directly across the street from the Fort Scott Public Golf Course.

In case of rain, if it’s too wet to park in the grass, we will have people assisting with parking and a shuttle service will run between the Village and the Fort Scott Community College parking lot from 4:30-7:00 p.m.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Scott McDonald’s: McCoy Retires

Photo of McDonald’s Restaurant, 2224 S. Main, Fort Scott, following the renovation in December 2018 of the business site.

After 46 years with McDonald’s Restaurant, 19 of those here in Fort Scott, owner Mark McCoy is retiring.

As of May 1, Glen Nichols, Pittsburg, is the new owner.

“He is a great gentleman,” McCoy said of Nichols. “He owns restaurants in Pittsburg, Chanute, Parsons, Independence, Coffeyville, Baxter Springs and Columbus.”

Facebook photo.

“I am an active person, retiring is not in my vocabulary,” McCoy said. “Mo (his wife) and I will continue to be active in the community.”

Because of his job at McDonald’s, McCoy moved here from Kansas City 19 years ago, he said.

“We have enjoyed living here and will continue to do so,” McCoy said.

The quick-service industry has changed over the decades, he said.

“When I started with McDonald’s 46 years ago, we didn’t have a breakfast menu,” he said.  “The restaurant I started with didn’t have indoor seating….the majority of people employed there was 20ish and under.”

More recently McDonald’s has opened self-serve kiosks, mobile order and pay and Uber Eats, a delivery service, he said.

“We don’t have an Uber Eats in Fort Scott, we don’t have an Uber service,” McCoy said.

Currently, at Fort Scott McDonald’s Restaurant there are 55 employees, he said.

Many are older employees.

“The majority of the quick-serve industry are older, more mature folks (employees),” McCoy said. “That has evolved over the years in the U.S.”

McCoy plans to travel and visit family in California.

“I have two brothers and a daughter in California,” he said. “We hope to be able to travel.”

 

Weekly Chamber Coffee at Woodland Hills Golf Course

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

Woodland Hills Golf Course
Location:

2414 S. Horton
Thursday, May 9, 2019  at 8:00 a.m.
Visit Woodland Hills Golf Course’s
web page by clicking HERE.


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:
May 16 – Fort Scott Paws & Claws
May 23 – Niece Products
May 30 – Good Ol’ Days Committee (at Skubitz Plaza)
June 6 – Lowell Milken Center (D-Day 75th Anniversary)

Customer Appreciation Days At Fort Scott Munitions

Merchandise specials and giveaways are part of the Fort Scott Munitions Customer Appreciation Days, which is in conjunction with Fort Scott’s Good Ol’ Days, May 31-June 1.
The business is located at 523 E. Wall, near the intersection of Hwy. 69 and 54.
“We’ll have store deals and giveaways going on all day,” Dustin Doherty, Fort Scott Munitions Marketing Director said.
“Everyone is invited, it is free to attend as a spectator,” Doherty said. “There is a registration fee for the car show entries.”
Free lunch is provided for everyone, he said. “We are having 1,500 hamburgers and once we run out, then lunch is over.”

“We will have tons of in-store specials, we are even giving away a gun in store with appropriate registration and all that fun stuff,” Doherty said.

 

“We are having this annual event for several reasons, first and foremost it’s for our customers,” Doherty said. “It’s something that we do for them and their families. We want to give them good deals in our shop and feed them lunch and provide a family friendly event for them, which is where the car show comes in. It’s been very successful in the last couple of years and it keeps growing. We’ve added several new things this year such as bringing  Tanto in a day early to host a defensive shooting course, which we are selling tickets for at the shop. And we are doing a burnout contest as well, which should be a lot of fun.”
“We’ve had more businesses in town support the event as well as meeting with the city of Fort Scott to work in conjunction with Good Ol’ Days and the committee that runs that event”, he said.
“We are hoping to grow our car show and customer appreciation day alongside with Good Ol’ Days, maximizing exposure and bringing as many people to town as we can to ‘cross-pollinate’ and gain exposure for not only the events going on that day but to all participating businesses and organizations.”
These people will be at the Customer Appreciation Days:
The “American Rebel” group and Corvette;
The 2nd Amendment muscle car, designed by Danny “The Count” Koker of the TV show Counting Cars, and owned by Andy Ross, musician, and host of “Maximum Archery” on the Sportsman Channel, will be on display.
“Blue Line Bears will be here again,” Doherty said. “Megan, a young woman from Florida who hand sews teddy bears from fallen officers uniforms and presents them to the children of those officers, to help them with closure and the grieving process. It’s a very emotional and pure non-profit. And now, not only we have worked with them but Landmark National Bank in Fort Scott has also helped with raising money for this organization.”
“Landmark is doing a fundraiser for them on May 15th for Kansas’ National Law enforcement day being declared for the 15th,” he said.
“Hank Strange will be attending,” Doherty said. “Hank is a podcast, content creator and YouTube personality that promotes the second amendment (of the U.S. Constitution) while providing enjoyable/engaging content for gun enthusiasts alike.”
“It will be a great day and we hope everyone in the area will be able to attend all events going on that day,” Doherty said.
Saturday, June 1, the scheduled events:
8 am – Car show registration begins
9 am – Car Show Voting begins
10 am – Kris “Tanto” Paronto (ammo
tin and book signing); Car show Pre-Registration Check-in Cutoff
11 am – Kris “Tanto” Paronto (ammo tin and book signing); Car show Registration Ends
12 pm – Kris “Tanto” Paronto (ammo tin and book signing); Free Lunch Begins The lunch ends when there are no more hamburgers.
1 pm –
2 pm – Car Show voting ends
2:30 pm – Car Show Awards presented, Charity Motorcycle Raffle Winner announced
2:30 pm – Burnout Contest on Clarke Street
Customers line up to enter Fort Scott Munitions during customer appreciation days June 2018.
Tickets for the charity motorcycle raffle will be sold all day leading up to the drawing/winner announcement.
Cars are lined up for the Fort Scott Munitions Customer Appreciation Days 2018.