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Home Show Starts April 5: “More Vendors Than Ever”

Approximately 60 vendors focusing on home,  sport, farm and garden, plus booths of community entities, await you at the  KOMB-FM 103.9 Home Show this weekend.

Fort Scott Broadcasting Company, owner of KOMB-FM and KMDO-FM is having its annual home show this Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at  Arnold Arena on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton.

Tim McKinney tells the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee attendees about the home show this weekend. Deb McKinney listens in the background.

“We will have tons of giveaways and great food,” McKinney told the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee, which they hosted at the show site. “We have more vendors than we have ever had.”

Participating vendors:

Advantage Metals, Albers Marine, Ascension Via Christi, Autumn Exteriors, Bath Innovations, Blue Valley Trailers, Briggs Auto, Bourbon County Conservation District, BN Hunting Supplies, Busy Bugs Pest Control, Care to Share, Community Health Center, City of Fort Scott, Common Ground/Astra Coffee, Country Place Senior Living, Covey Garage Doors, The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce/Healthy Bourbon County Action Team, FSCC Centennial Committee, Hague Quality Water, Heidricks Tru Value, Home Depot, Home Pro, Jim’s Sales, K-State/Southwind Extension District, LeafFilter, Live Local, Miller Feed & Farm, Momentum Indoor Training, Nemesis Contracting, Norris Heating and Air, O’Malley Implement, Phillip’s Lawn Care, Perry’s Pork Rinds, Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, Pro Active Agriculture, R II Concrete Construction, R&R Equipment, Redbud Farms, Rolox Home Service, Ruddick’s Furniture, Satellite Center, Seal Smart, Sharky’s Pub & Grub, Shirt Shack, SIT Solutions, Skitch’s Hauling & Excavating, Stewart Realty, Stutesman’s Action Realty, Sunscape Pool & Backyard, Thrasher, Inc., Tractor Supply Co., Twister Trailer, Visit Fort Scott, Wreath Ride, U.S. Cellular, and Yutzy Construction.

In conjunction with the home show, Fort Scott Community College is providing a kids fair from 9 a.m. to noon on April 6. Parents can leave their children at the kids fair and enjoy the home show, said Fort Scott Communication Director Kassie Cate.

 

Tim and Deb McKinney, owners of Fort Scott Broadcasting and Central Communications.

McKinney said his family opened the station in 1954 and the radio station is known for its local news, sports, talk and podcasts, live stream events, live play by play sports and more.

It is headquartered at 2 N. National Avenue and can be contacted at (620) 223-4500.

 

 

Good Ol’ Days Parade Entries Sought

The Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce is taking registrations for
Parade Entries
for the
39th Annual
Good Ol’ Days Festival!
Click HEREto register online
The 2019 Good Ol’ Days Festival Parade
is drawing near!
The deadline for entries is
Wednesday, May 29th
@ 6:00 p.m.
Entries without registration form completed will not be allowed in the parade.
(Please place registration number on the right side of your entry.)
For a printable copy of
the registration form,
please clickhere.
Deliver or mail entry to:
Chamber of Commerce,
231 E Wall, Fort Scott, KS 66701
OR fax entry to (620) 223-3574,
OR email to:
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The theme for this year’s festival is
“Off The Rails”,
as 2019 is the
150th Anniversary of the
Intercontinental Railroad.
Because the Good Ol’ Days Committee is teaming up with both Fort Scott Munitions and the Fort Scott National Historic Site, the parade will be opened to all types of transportation.
Fort Scott Munitions will be hosting a large car & bike show this year, and will be auctioning off a motorcycle for charity.
The Fort plans to do a comparison of ambulances from the early 1900’s through today. They will have a fire truck & ambulance on Skubitz Plaza, an Air Ambulance on parade grounds, possibly a military helicopter, an original ambulance cart from the early 1900’s, re-enactors, and much more.
For a full description of the events, please visit the
Good Ol’ Days website by clickinghere.

Chamber Coffee at FSCC’s Arnold Arena April 4

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

KOMB 103.9 FM Home Show
Location:

Arnold Arena, located on the Campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton St.
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Visit KOMB 103.9 FM’s 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:
April 11th – Fort Scott Christian Heights
April 18 – Presbyterian Village
April 25 – Peerless Products
May 2 – National Day of Prayer Breakfast (Pioneer Kiwanis and
Cheney Witt)

Free Tours on Dolly the Trolley

You and your family can get a 50 minute narrated tour of Fort Scott this Saturday on Dolly the Trolley, during the All Hit 103.9 Home, Sport, Farm, & Garden Show!

Dolly will be running every hour, on the hour beginning at 10 am, with the last tour departing at 3 pm. All tours this Saturday will leave and return to Arnold Arena.

To get your free tour, you must have a ticket, and those free tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis at the visitfortscott.com booth inside the Home show. Tickets will be available this Friday evening from 5 pm – 8 pm, and Saturday from 9 am – 3 pm.

For more information, you can log on to visitfortscott.com.

What’s Happening in Fort Scott By the Chamber of Commerce

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)

29-30
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!
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Aggie Days 2019 hosted by Fort Scott Community College – 2108 S. Horton, all day

Fort Scott Community College welcomes more than 1600 high school students from surrounding areas for AGGIE DAYS!

Students will compete for awards in 12 categories: Agronomy, Entomology, Farm Management, Floriculture, Food Science, Livestock Judging, Meat Evaluation, Milk Quality and Products, Nursery Landscape, Poultry, Speech, and Veterinary Science (See flyer below for more info)
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)

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

The meeting will feature special guest, Bat Masterson impersonator Jerry Eastman

31
4H Expo Day at Tractor Supply Co. – 2420 S. Main St., 3-5pm

The public is invited out to Tractor Supply Co., where local 4H’ers will be sharing their projects with the community

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

5-6
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!
5-6 KOMB 103.9 FM Home, Sport, Farm & Garden Show – Arnold Arena on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton St.

Friday: 5-8pm; Saturday: 9am-3pm (See flyer below)

5 YPL First Friday Luncheon (Young Professionals League of Bourbon County) – Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main St., 12-1pm

Join us for the YPL First Friday Luncheon, open to YPL members or anyone interested in the organization

5 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

6
FREE Spring Kids’ Fair, hosted by Fort Scott Community College – 2108 S. Horton, on the south side of Bailey Hall, 9am-12pm

The event will feature a variety of activities for children of all ages, including a bounce house, first responders, a teddy bear clinic (bring your bears!), games, prizes and more (see flyer below for more info)

9-10 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
9 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
9 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
9 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

9 USD 234 Board of Education Meeting – Board of Education, 424 S. Main St., 5:30-6:30pm
9 2019 Friends Fest, sponsored by the Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site, honoring historian Arnold Schofield – Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main St., 6:30-9:00pm

Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 6:30pm. Hearty appetizers will be served prior to the show

Tickets are $20 for Friends members, $25 for non-Friends members. On sale now at the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St.

9 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!

10 Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center, 2nd & 4th Wednesday 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 the coffee. Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

10 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,
308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
10 A Family Affair: a discussion for parents and grandparents about how to support children as they interact with people close to them with Alzheimer’s – Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main St., 12:30-1:30pm

This Remote Learning Series is bringing education to the community and providing the opportunity to attend a session close to home. Call 800-272-3900 to register for any session (see flyer below for more info)

10
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)
10
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!
11
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 Christian Heights High School
Location: 1101 S. Barbee St.
11 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
11 Kids in the Kitchen, hosted by K-State Research and Extension – First Church of God, 1115 E. Wall St., 4-5:30pm

K-State is offering a FREE Kids in the Kitchen class for 4th-6th grade students. The class will be held each Thursday through May 2nd. Students will learn kitchen safety and how to prepare health and inexpensive snacks. For more information, please contact Malynda Payne 620-768-9459

11 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

11 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 12 – Lenten Fish Fry
– April 13 – Easter Egg Hunt @ Gunn Park
– April 13 – Crafts for Kids @ BRCC
– April 13 – Wreath Ruck 5K/1Mile Walk
– April 13 – Author Talk @ Hedgehog.INK
– April 14 – Team Trivia at Boiler Room Brewhaus
– April 15 – FSHS Prom at the River Room
Click here for full events listing on our website.
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The Fort Scott National Historic Site 2019 Schedule of Activities.

Click HERE for details.

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park

4-Wheeling, Biking, Hiking

2019 Schedule of events.

Click HERE for details.

Bike Share Program

Bike Share Program is now
available to the public!
Click here to view more detail about this amazing program and
for additional information on our website click here!

CHAMBER COFFEE
UPCOMING INFORMATION
 
 Chamber Coffee 

Thursday, April 4, 2019
8:00 am
This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by
KOMB 103.9 FM Home Show
Location: Arnold Arena, located on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton
Visit the KOMB 103.9 FM website by clicking here.
Upcoming Coffees:
April 11 – Fort Scott Christian Heights
April 18 – Presbyterian Village
April 25 – Peerless Products
May 2 – National Day of Prayer Breakfast (Pioneer Kiwanis and Cheney Witt)

Civil War Camp Dance April 27

Submitted photo.

THE ANNUAL CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL TWENTY-SEVENTH AND TWENTY EIGHTH.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS EVENT, THE  FRIENDS OF FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE WILL BE HOSTING THE SECOND ANNUAL CIVIL WAR CAMP DANCE.

Submitted photo.

LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN FORT SCOTT, HISTORIC MEMORIAL HALL WILL BE FILLED WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC FROM THE EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS ALONG WITH WHOOPING AND HOLLERING AND DANCING FEET AT THE CIVIL WAR CAMP DANCE THE EVENING OF SATURDAY, APRIL TWENTY-SEVENTH.

PERIOD DANCES AND MUSIC ARE SURE TO ENTERTAIN PARTICIPANTS AS THEY BRING HISTORY TO LIFE.

 

THE CAMP DANCE IS HELD TO COINCIDE WITH THE CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT WEEKEND AT FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.

IT GIVES THE VOLUNTEERS ATTENDING THE ENCAMPMENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET TOGETHER, HAVE A GOOD TIME, AND BRING HISTORY ALIVE IN A SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO COME AND JOIN IN THE DANCING OR JUST TO WATCH.

WE ENCOURAGE, BUT DON’T REQUIRE, THOSE WHO ATTEND TO COME DRESSED IN 1860S CIVIL WAR ATTIRE, OR DRESSED AS1800S WESTERN PIONEERS. IT SETS THE TONE FOR THE EVENING.

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME. COME JOIN US AS WE LEARN 1800S DANCES TO 1800S MUSIC.

 

THE DOORS OPEN AT SIX-THIRTY AND DANCING BEGINS AT 7:00 PM.

THE COST OF FIVE DOLLARS PER PERSON COLLECTED AT THE DOOR GOES TO THE FRIENDS OF FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO FACEBOOK AT FORT SCOTT KANSAS EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS DANCING.

Friends of the Fort Dance.