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Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will host the Flash Sale (formerly known as Books are Fun Sale) on Thursday, April 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, April 27 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Mercy Hospital main lobby.

The sale is the perfect opportunity to purchase gifts for special occasions, holidays and even graduation.

The two-day fundraising event will feature hundreds of books for all ages at exceptional savings. Softback, hardback, and even coffee table books are available for purchase. Also for sale are stationary, music, home décor and items for the kitchen. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Mercy co-workers have a payroll deduction option, too.

The Mercy Hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer organization that raises money to benefit the hospital and provides scholarships for a nursing student at Fort Scott Community College.

Over the years, Mercy Auxiliary has donated over $900,000 to Mercy Hospital for state-of-the-art equipment, supplies and upgrading of services for the patients’ benefit through vending machine sales, proceeds of sales in the Mercy Market Place gift shop, and other specialty sales. Collectively, auxiliary members volunteer the equivalent of almost 6 full-time co-workers in hours of service each year to the hospital.

Civil War Dance This Saturday

Courtesty photo by Dee Young.

The Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site cordially invite you to the Civil War Camp Dance, during Civil War Living History Weekend at Fort Scott National Historic site, Saturday, April 21, 2018.
The Camp Dance will be held at historic Memorial Hall.1 E 3rd Street, Fort Scott, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
1800’s period music will be used.

Dress: Come dressed in 1860s Civil War/western/pioneer attire.
Long trains, spike heels, hobnails/heel-plates, spurs/swords/side-arms, pipes/cigars/chewing tobacco, and liquor are prohibited.

Refreshments: cookies, punch, and cold water will be served.

Tickets: $5 per person at the door

All proceeds go to the Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site.
For Information concerning the Civil War Living History Weekend at
Fort Scott National Historic Site go to

For dance information contact Dee at 913-557-1632 or 913-269-1632  or

NOTE: This event is NOT SPONSORED by Fort Scott National Historic Site or the Volunteers of FSNHS.
Dancing was enjoyed by almost everyone in America during the Civil War –North and South, young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural, black and white, and in the camps, the soldiers danced with each other and no one thought it was strange.

In all times of adversity, you have to take a step back from your troubles.During the 1860s, dancing was one way to forget, at least for an evening, the “fiery trial” of the Civil War.
Come join us for an evening camp dance. All ages welcome.

The Bourbon County Commission Meeting Agenda April 4


Bourbon County Commission Room

2nd Floor, County Courthouse

210 S. National Avenue

Fort Scott, KS 66701

Date: April 4th, 2018

1st District-Lynne Oharah Minutes: Approved: _______________

2nd District-Jeff Fischer Corrected: _______________

3rd District-Nick Ruhl Adjourned at: _______________

County Clerk-Kendell Mason

11:00-12:00-Commissioners will be attending the Department Head Meeting

Justifications for Executive Session:

· Personnel matters of individual non-elected personnel

· Consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship

· Matters relating to employer-employee negotiations whether or not in consultation with the representative(s) of the body or agency

· Confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships

· Preliminary discussions relating to the acquisition of real property


Downtown Meet and Greet April 3

This is a reminder that the Downtown Meet & Greet is TOMORROW, April 3rd from 8:30 to 9:30 am at Common Ground.  Come join us for networking and to share ideas related to Downtown.  Light refreshments will be served.  And, of course, if you want to come a little early you may purchase the specialty drink of your choice. The quarterly event is sponsored by the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce.