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The Prairie Troubadour Feb. 22-23

The Troubadour is ready to croon!  Program details and registration now available for our 4th annual Symposium.

Restore your weary soul with a much-needed weekend of mirth and friendship during the doldrums of the year.At a glance:

  • Dates are Feb. 22nd (evening) & 23rd (full day), 2019
  • This year’s theme is Reason for Faith: Reflections on Particles and the Paraclete.  Discussions will range from evolution and the New Atheists to the role of science in education and the work of Fr. Stanley Jaki.
  • Dale Ahlquist, David Whalen, Stacy Trasancos, William Fahey and Kevin O’Brien fill-out yet another all-star cast of presenters.
  • A slightly less frenetic schedule this year allowing for more time to catch up with friends and browse 8th Day Books’ magnificent mobile bookstore.
  • A great opportunity to get to know the students, faculty and growing community of Saint Martin’s Academy with an update on our inaugural year.
Click here for full details and to register.
NOTE: EARLY BIRD pricing runs through February 10th only.

New Years Eve Party at The River Room

The Buffalo Grill was purchased in May 2018 by Al Niece, the River Room Event Venue is located on the second floor.

New Year’s Eve at the River Room Event Venue consists of a cocktail party, catered dinner and live music with dancing.

The cocktail party with live music by The Gary Thompson Trio is from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

The dinner, catered by Crooner’s Lounge with live music by the Gary Thompson Trio from is from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.

There will be a live concert and dancing with MultiPhonic  from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM.

Tickets are $50.00  per person which includes dinner, live music and a champagne toast at midnight.

Seating Arrangements will be at tables accommodating eight people per table.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 620) 224-9787.

Sock Hop at the Brewhaus For New Years Eve

A vintage photo of The Boiler Room Brewhaus, 2. S. National. It was once the home of the Downtowner Motel.

The Boiler Room Brewhaus, 2 S. National, is having a sock hop to bring in the new year.

The New Years Eve Party, December 31, starts and 8 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m.

“People can dress in 50s style, it’s optional, but more fun,” Barbara Ritter, who along with husband Bryan, are the owners.

“We are having a food share, where everyone brings something,” she said.

“People will have to pay for the drinks,” Barbara said. “But the food portion is free.  Free soft drinks for designated drivers”.

Be prepared to do the Hoola Hoop and the Limbo, both 1950s favorites, Ritter said, with a smile.

For more information, contact the brewhaus at 620-644-5032.

 

Fort Scott Chamber Happenings Dec. 21

SEK Inc. is seeking an Administrator to oversee their regional organization. The candidate can work remotely or from home from any Southeast Kansas location. See flyer below for more information

21-22
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!
21-23
No Humbugs Allowed – Christmas Lights Tours on Dolly the Trolley – Enjoy the Christmas Lights in Fort Scott aboard Dolly the Trolley! Have some hot cocoa and a tasty treat. Adorn yourself with a glow necklace! Sing Christmas Carols and be entertained by the Fort Scott High School Thespians!

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids under 12. Tickets are available at Fort Scott Regional Tourism Center at 231 E. Wall St., or call 620-670-2750 for more information

21 Friday Night Concerts presents “An EastSide Christmas” – Common Grounds Coffee, 116 S. Main St., 7pm. The EastSiders Band will feature live acoustic Christmas music
22-23 KS Rocks Recreation Park Closed for Christmas
22 Ugly Sweater Party – Sharky’s Pub & Grub,               16 N. National Ave., Fort Scott, 9pm-1am

Live music by SEKB Entertainment, $3 Lite pints

24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Community Christian Church – 1919 S. Horton, 5:30pm-7pm

Cookies and warm beverages at 5:30pm, service begins at 6pm. Don’t forget to take your family photo in front of the tree!

24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at First United Methodist Church – 301 S. National Ave., 7pm. All are welcome
25-26
(Cancelled for Christmas Day) Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
25 The Fort Scott National Historic Site Visitor’s Center will be closed in observance of Christmas. Regular winter hours are 8:30-4:30 daily
25
Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm (Hedges Administrative Building)
25
(No meeting this week) T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center, 3-4pm
26 Eat Smart, Move More class – Fort Scott Professional Building (formerly Newman Young Clinic), each Wednesday starting Dec. 19th and running until January 16th, 2019

Learn skills and strategies to feed your family nutritious meals on a limited budget and improve your overall health. Learn how to change behaviors that place you at risk for becoming overweight, and the diseases associated with being overweight. There will be delicious recipes to sample and gifts at the end of the program. FREE

Contact Malynda Payne, K-State Research and Extendion Nutrition Assistant at:  mapayne@ksu.edu

26 (No Bingo this week) Breakfast Bingo at BRCC,     735 Scott Ave., 9-10am, 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month

Staff provides bingo cards, the caller, & coffee. Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

26
(No meeting this week) Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
26
(Program cancelled today) Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave.,         2-4pm. Coloring pages, pens/pencils, snacks provided
26
TAG – Teen Advisory Group – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National St., 4-5pm. Weekly meetings, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and craft night. Meetings include food/drinks

27
No weekly Chamber Coffee this week. Merry Christmas!
27
Pioneer Kiwanis Club Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm. (Hedges Administrative Building)
27
(No games this week) 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
28-29
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!
31 New Year’s Eve at Boiler Room Brewhaus –                 2 S. National Ave., Fort Scott

See flyer below for more info

31 New Year’s Eve Party at the River Room – 3 W. Oak, Fort Scott, 6pm-1am

See flyer below for more info

Jan. 1-2
Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,                        201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
1 FSMS Pizza Hut Nights Fundraiser – 1810 S. Main St., every 1st Tuesday of the month while school is in session. Please plan to eat at Pizza Hut sometime that day, and be sure to use the FSMS voucher
1
The Fort Scott National Historic Site Visitor’s Center will be closed today in observance of New Year’s Day. Regular winter hours are 8:30-4:30 daily
1
Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm (Hedges Administrative Building)
1
T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,       3-4pm
1 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 6-7pm
2
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,                   308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
2
Eat Smart, Move More class – Fort Scott Professional Building (formerly Newman Young Clinic), each Wednesday starting Dec. 19th and running until January 16th, 2019

Learn skills and strategies to feed your family nutritious meals on a limited budget and improve your overall health. Learn how to change behaviors that place you at risk for becoming overweight, and the diseases associated with being overweight. There will be delicious recipes to sample and gifts at the end of the program. FREE

Contact Malynda Payne, K-State Research and Extendion Nutrition Assistant at:  mapayne@ksu.edu
2 Monthly Grief Support Luncheon hosted by Cheney Witt Chapel – Carriage House, 301 S. Main St.

First Wednesday of each month at noon. Free lunch provided. Anyone dealing with a loss is encouraged to come and bring a friend. Call 620-223-1186 for more info

3
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 the Chamber Board

Location: 231 E. Wall St., Fort Scott
3
Pioneer Kiwanis Club Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm. (Hedges Administrative Building)
3
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:
– January 4 – Eat Smart, Live Strong event
– January 5 – YPL First Friday Luncheon
– January 11-12 – State Debate Tournament
Click here for full events listing on our website.
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New Years Eve Party At River Room

Crooners & 56J Productions are Hosting a New Year’s Eve Party at The River Room!
Come celebrate with us on Monday, December 31st, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the
historic River Room
3 W. Oak, Fort Scott
Please join us for a festive evening as we ring in the New Year. Tickets are $50 per person in advance, $75 after December 15th. Price includes dinner, live entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight!

Chamber of Commerce What’s Happening

What’s Happening

December 14, 2018

New Member Welcome to Linda Wilson of Paint Creek Realty! begin a career in real estate in 2005 and recently started her own broker-owned business. Her motto is “Helping Dreams Become Reality” and she specializes in agriculture listings but also sells residential and commercial. Welcome, Linda, as a new member of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce! Check out her listing on our website by clicking here.
See flyer below for more info
SEK Inc. is seeking an Administrator to oversee their regional organization. The candidate can work remotely or from home from any Southeast Kansas location. See flyer below for more information

14-15
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!
14-15 A 21st Century Christmas Carol Presented by FSHS Thespians – FSHS Auditorium

3 shows: Dec. 14th, 7pm. Dec. 15th, 2pm & 7pm

Tickets are $5 at FSHS Office and Common Grounds Coffee, 116 S. Main St. Also available at the door

14-16
No Humbugs Allowed – Christmas Lights Tours on Dolly the Trolley – Enjoy the Christmas Lights in Fort Scott aboard Dolly the Trolley! Have some hot cocoa and a tasty treat. Adorn yourself with a glow necklace! Sing Christmas Carols and be entertained by the Fort Scott High School Thespians!

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids under 12. Tickets are available at Fort Scott Regional Tourism Center at 231 E. Wall St., Fort Scott – or call 620-670-2750 for more information

14 Friendship Soup Lunch hosted by First United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall, 301 S. National Ave., 11:30am-1pm

The Appalachia Service Project mission team will sponsor the December 14, 2018 Friendship Soup Lunch at First United Methodist Church, 301 S. National. Serving is between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Chili, a variety of soups, desserts, and a drink will be served for a free will donation. All are welcome!

Contact Marla Gorman: 620-223-1950 for info

14 Bourbon County CASA Christmas Celebration Fundraiser – at the CD Sample home, 812 S. National Ave., Fort Scott, 7pm-9pm

See flyer below for more info

15 Children’s Story Time followed by decorating sugar cookies with Rob Shaw at Hedgehog.INK – 10:30 am, 16 S. Main St.

See flyer below for details

15 Meet the artist Tony Fornelli, woodcarver at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main St., 3pm

Tony will discuss and demonstrate his work with a Q&A session

See flyer below for details

15 Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides: 3-7 pm – Carriage will leave from the City parking lot just north of Cheney-Witt, go north on Main, then over to National and back to 3rd Street. Adults: $3, Children: $1

The 4-H Junior Leaders will be offering hot chocolate for a free-will donation. Many retailers will also be open late, so after your carriage ride you can get a little holiday shopping done!

15 YPL (Young Professionals League) Christmas Party – The Boiler Room Brewhaus, 10 S. National Ave.,      7-9pm

Bring a treat/appetizer to share and be prepared for fun games! Partners, friends and guests are welcome to attend

16 Open House – 924 S. National Ave., Fort Scott. Come see this fabulous home in person. Check out these two links to see videos of the property: https://youtu.be/GNXay5NtK4Y and
https://youtu.be/MYWr5BnrP2Q
17 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s Pizza, 12pm-1pm
17 4th Annual Library Christmas Party – 201 S. National Ave., 4pm-5:30 pm

Activities for teens will be held upstairs, while games and crafts for children will be downstairs after group stories. Children and teens of all ages are welcome, but first grade and below must be accompanied by an adult at all times

The party will run from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and registration will open at 3:45
Enjoy holiday stories, songs, activities, snacks, crafts, and prizes, free
Volunteers are needed to help supervise the activities. Please contact youth librarian Valetta Cannon at vcyouthlib@gmail.com, fill out a donation form at the library, or call 223-2882 if you would like to help. Happy holidays from Fort Scott Public Library!
17
FSCC Board of Trustees Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2018 S. Horton, 5:30pm-6:30pm

18-19
Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
18
Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm (Hedges Administrative Building)
18 Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living – 820 S. Horton St., 2pm-4pm

Residents and the public are invited the 3rd Tuesday of each month for Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living, 820 S. Horton St.

18
T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
18 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main St., 6pm-7pm
19
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 308                S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
19
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm. Coloring pages, pens/pencils, snacks provided
19
TAG – Teen Advisory Group – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National St., 4-5pm. Weekly meetings, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and craft night. Meetings include food/drinks
20
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 City Hall

Location: 123 S. Main St., Fort Scott
20
Pioneer Kiwanis Club Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm. (Hedges Administrative Building)
20
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
21-22
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!
21-23
No Humbugs Allowed – Christmas Lights Tours on Dolly the Trolley – Enjoy the Christmas Lights in Fort Scott aboard Dolly the Trolley! Have some hot cocoa and a tasty treat. Adorn yourself with a glow necklace! Sing Christmas Carols and be entertained by the Fort Scott High School Thespians!

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids under 12. Tickets are available at Fort Scott Regional Tourism Center at 231 E. Wall St., Fort Scott – or call 620-670-2750 for more information

22-23 KS Rocks Recreation Park Closed for Christmas
22 Ugly Sweater Party – Sharky’s Pub & Grub, 16 N. National Ave., Fort Scott, 9pm-1am

Live music by SEKB Entertainment, $3 Lite pints

24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Community Christian Church – 1919 S. Horton, 5:30pm-7pm

Cookies and warm beverages at 5:30pm, service begins at 6pm. Don’t forget to take your family photo in front of the tree!

24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at First United Methodist Church – 301 S. National Ave., 7pm. All are welcome
25-26
(Cancelled for Christmas Day) Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
25
Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm (Hedges Administrative Building)
25
(No meeting this week) T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center, 3-4pm
26 (No Bingo this week) Breakfast Bingo at BRCC, 735 Scott Ave., 9-10am, 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month

Staff provides bingo cards, the caller, & coffee. Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

26
(No meeting this week) Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
26
(Program cancelled today) Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm. Coloring pages, pens/pencils, snacks provided
26
TAG – Teen Advisory Group – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National St., 4-5pm. Weekly meetings, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and craft night. Meetings include food/drinks

27
No weekly Chamber Coffee this week. Merry Christmas!
27
Pioneer Kiwanis Club Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm. (Hedges Administrative Building)
27
(No games this week) 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:
– December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party at The River Room
– January 1st – FSMS Pizza Hut Nights Fundraiser
– January 4 – YPL First Friday Luncheon
Click here for full events listing on our website.

Christmas Parade Winners

 

 The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all who braved the cold for the 2018 Christmas Parade in Downtown Fort Scott Tuesday, December 4th. The theme was “It’s a Cowboy Christmas!” and the parade was sponsored by Briggs of Fort Scott.

The Chamber would also like to announce the parade entry winners: 1st place winner, receiving a $75 prize, was Fort Scott Community College; 2nd place winner, receiving a $50 prize, was Parkway Church of God Holiness. The 3rd place winner, receiving a $25 prize, was Twister Trailer.

Putting on such events takes many hands, time and talent. The Chamber is sincerely appreciative of all who volunteered, entered, and otherwise contributed to the parade.

Contact the Chamber for more information at 620-223-3566.

New Interpretive Signs Greet Kansas Byway Travelers

TOPEKA – Travelers on the 12 scenic or historic byways in Kansas will enjoy their trips even more this year thanks to new or upgraded interpretive signs at 39 locations across the state. Kansas Byways are a collection of routes that highlight the beauty, history and heritage of Kansas; help stimulate the economy through tourism; and promote a positive image of the state.

 

The Kansas Byways program is jointly managed by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), the Kansas Historical Society (KHS) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Nine of the routes are scenic byways (two of which are national scenic byways) and three are historic byways.

 

The latest $1.44 million project included construction of five new kiosks housing interpretive panels, the rehabilitation of 12 existing kiosks and their signs, 26 interpretive signage plazas and 12 Kansas Byway welcome boards which will guide travelers to the byways as they travel the state. In all, 142 panel surfaces were produced.

 

KDOT and KDWPT received a $220,000 National Scenic Byway grant from the FHWA in 2010 to develop the Kansas Byways Interpretive Plan. KDOT and KDWPT evenly split the required 20 percent match of $44,000. Fermata, Inc. of Austin, Tex., was awarded the contract for the plan, which served as the basis for the signage project.

 

In 2014, KDWPT received a two-phase Transportation Alternative Grant from the FHWA which was administered through KDOT for design and construction. RDG Planning and Design, Omaha, Neb., was responsible for the design phase ($235,560). GSR Construction, Inc., Lawrence, served as general contractor ($986,168) for the construction phase. KDWPT paid the required 20 percent match for each phase.

“The project is the result of a huge partnership, and we want to thank our partners in this effort,” said Scott Shields, KDOT Byways Manager. “They include the National Scenic Byway Program, the FHWA, local byway committees, KDOT and KDWPT staff, local Kansas Byway cities and counties and the KHS.”

Members of the local byway committees appreciate the enhancements to their byways.

“The kiosk and new interpretive signage add so much to the history and understanding of the surrounding area for tourists to stop and read,” said Kaye Kuhn, Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway, south central Kansas.

 

Jayne Humphrey Pearce added, “The Western Vistas Historic Byway Steering Committee is delighted that these new features are now available to those exploring our byway.”

For information about exploring the Kansas Byways, visit https://www.travelks.com/ksbyways/.