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Inspire Kids To Do

Jennifer K. Terrell District Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development Southwind District – Erie Office 620-244-3826

This country was built by doers. For more than 100 years, 4-H has been a part of that growth, always empowering youth to speak through action. And by doing so, helping kids to develop their skills and the communities around them.

But what if across our country we could apply this idea to all youth by growing a culture and generation of doers?

What if we can help kids grow the life skills they need by creating the life experiences that inspire them to Do: To do well, do good, do over, do amazing, do STEM, do healthy, do differently.

What if you can spark change and impact for millions of kids, support your community and create value for your company by inspiring a Movement with just one phrase.

INSPIRE Kids to Do.

Become a part of this great organization today! Contact Jennifer K. Terrell, District 4-H Youth Development Agent for K-State Research and Extension – Southwind District by calling 620-244-3826 or emailing jkterrell@ksu.edu. The Southwind District covers the counties of Allen, Bourbon, Neosho, and Woodson.

Naturalization Ceremony Change of Venue For Sept. 21

The Naturalization Ceremony has been moved from the Fort Scott National Historic Site to Memorial Hall for today’s proceedings.

Change of Venue for Special Naturalization Ceremony in Fort Scott, Kansas

The special naturalization ceremony planned at the Fort Scott National Historic Site is being moved to Memorial Hall (1 E 3rd St) in historic downtown Fort Scott Kansas.

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas will hold a special naturalization ceremony in Fort Scott, Kansas on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

The Honorable Teresa J. James, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Kansas, will preside over the ceremony.

The ceremony features musical performances from the Fort Scott High School orchestra and choir, and an address from Robert L. Farmer, Attorney at Law.

The Pittsburg State University Army ROTC will present the colors.

Approximately 100 applicants will be naturalized at the ceremony, which is open to the public.

Fort Scott Chamber Coffee at City Airport Sept. 13

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER

Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee!


Hosted by:
City of Fort Scott
at the Fort Scott Municipal Airport
 
 Location: 932 187th Terrace
Coffee will take place inside the terminal.
 
Thursday, September 13th, 8am

 

Click here for Airport’s page on the City website.

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:
September 20th – American Legion
September 27th – Fort Scott Family Dental
October 4th – Gordon Parks Museum
October 11th – Labconco 20th Anniversary

Arby’s Canopy On S. Main

Arby’s Training Coordinator Debbie Smith, middle, and District Manager Debbie Cardwell, right, help Chelsey Mills, Fort Scott, apply for a position at the canopy on Main Street Monday morning.

Arby’s personnel have set up a canopy in front of their restaurant at 2101 S. Main to attract people who might be interested in working there.

“We don’t have access to the building yet,” said Debbie Cardwell, Arby’s District Manager from Carthage, Mo. “This gives us a  little more traffic.”

The building renovation is nearing completion, with a goal of September 24 to be opened, said Debbie Smith, Arby’s Training Coordinator from Joplin, Mo.

All crew positions are open, Cardwell said.

“We’ll be out here Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon…until we have access to the building,” Cardwell said.

Interested people are invited to stop by to apply for the positions.

Debby Smith and Debbie Cardwell, Arby’s personnel from Missouri, visit with prospective employee Chelsey Mills, Fort Scott, when she stopped by the Arby’s canopy on South Main Street on Monday.

Liquor By The Drink: On The November Ballot in Bourbon County

Barbara and Bryan Ritter chat before Bryan spoke at the 2018 Candidate’s Forum July 31, about changing the liquor by the drink law in Bourbon County.

Bryan Ritter, the brewer of Boiler Room Brewhaus Microbrewery, who along with wife, Barbara, run the establishment, lobbied for a change in local law, so they won’t have to have 30 percent of their profit in food sales at the microbrewery.

The question will be put to the public on November 6 in Bourbon County.

This map shows the current counties that allow liquor by the drink in Kansas. Bourbon County is one of the medium-pink shaded counties on this map that require 30 percent of business sales must be from food. The map was provided by the Ritters to FortScott.Biz.

These are the comments Ritter made at the forum:

“As a business owner and a citizen of Bourbon County I’m here today to ask for your support and a yes vote in November,” he said. “By voting yes, you are voting in support of new business and new visitors to our great city and county.”

” My wife and I own and operate the new microbrewery in town, let me quickly tell you about two of our customers.  Jim, who has been traveling to our area for many years, has always stayed in Nevada, once he heard that there was a microbrewery in Fort Scott he now stays at the Sleep Inn.”

“Another customer drove over a 100 miles just to visit our microbrewery,” Ritter told the candidate forum audience. “He suggested that for us to comply with the dated law we should sell a hot dog with every beer. ”

“Over 30% of the counties in Kansas have already done away with this dated law and with your support so will Bourbon County.”

” Let’s change the narrative from ‘here’s your hot dog that comes with a beer’ to ‘here’s your beer would you like a hotdog’?   We make great craft beer and we don’t want to make food,  your yes vote will help support us,  Fort Scott and Bourbon County.”

Fort Scott Munitions Responsible For Loud Explosion This A.M.

The loud explosion heard this morning in Fort Scott is not a cause for alarm, according to the Fort Scott Police Department.

“What I  know is Fort Scott Munitions is testing some stuff,” Tracy Reed, FSPD Communications Manager said at 9:45 a.m.

Robbie Forester, president of Fort Scott Munitions is making a YouTube video with Hank Strange this morning, according to Steven Kalm, retail manager with FS Munitions.

“They shot about 52 pounds of tannerite,” he said. “It makes a pretty good bang.” The explosion took place southwest of Fort Scott, according to Kalm.

Strange is a YouTube personality who reviews guns.

Bourbon County Commission Agenda July 31

Agenda

Bourbon County Commission Room

2nd Floor, County Courthouse

210 S. National Avenue

Fort Scott, KS 66701

Tuesdays starting at 9:00

Date: July 31st, 2018

1st District-Lynne Oharah Minutes: Approved: _______________

2nd District-Jeff Fischer Corrected: _______________

3rd District-Nick Ruhl Adjourned at: _______________

County Clerk-Kendell Mason

9:00-9:45-Jim Harris

10:00-Clint Anderson

10:30-11:30-Justin Meeks-Executive Session- Matters relating to employer-employee negotiations whether or not in consultation with representatives of the body or agency

11:30-11:40-2nd floor of the Courthouse future use

11:40-12:00-Executive Session-Privileged in the attorney-client relationship

12:00-1:30-Commissioners gone to lunch

2:00-3:00-Sheriff and Corrections 2019 Budget

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

          Matters relating to the security of a public body or agency, public building or facility or the information system of a public body or agency, if the discussion of such matters at an open meeting would jeopardize the security of such public body, agency, building, facility or information system

Painting Class At Presbyterian Village July 24

Personalized DIY Barn Wood Sign Painting Class Offered at Presbyterian Village

Presbyterian Village will be hosting a barn wood sign class at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24.

Instructor, Jennifer Cox, will demonstrate how to create charming barn wood style signs. Her painted wood signs that she will instruct are hand-crafted by you, using reclaimed weathered wood.  The varied combination of knots, cracks, imperfections and natural blemishes of the recycled wood gives your custom-painted sign it’s own unique character and texture.  The result is a treasured piece of personalized artwork that coordinates nicely with nearly every style of home decor.

Participants will take home their creations at the end of the class.

Make plans now to join us at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, in our community room at 2401 S. Horton in Fort Scott.

A donation per participant is requested to cover supplies.

Class size is limited, so please register by July 20 by contacting Becky Kellum at (620) 223-5550 or rkellum@pmma.org.

For more information about Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, contact Becky Kellum, marketing director, at 620-223-5550 or email rkellum@pmm.org

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Fort Scott Presbyterian Village has served Bourbon County since 1994 with independent and assisted living. Learn more at FortScottPresbyterianVillage.org. Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with 18 locations in Missouri and Kansas. Learn more at PresbyterianManors.org.

Bourbon County Commission Agenda July 17

Agenda

Bourbon County Commission Room

2nd Floor, County Courthouse

210 S. National Avenue

Fort Scott, KS 66701

Tuesdays starting at 9:00

Date: July 17th, 2018

1st District-Lynne Oharah Minutes: Approved: _______________

2nd District-Jeff Fischer Corrected: _______________

3rd District-Nick Ruhl Adjourned at: _______________

County Clerk-Kendell Mason

9:00-9:45-Jim Harris

9:45-10:00-David Duffy-Road in Woods Cemetery

11:00-12:00-Justin Meeks

11:00-NRP Update

11:15-Executive Session-Personnel matters of individual non-elected personnel

11:30-Executive Session-Privileged in the attorney-client relationship

11:45-Walking Trial Update

11:50-Handbook Update

12:00-1:30-Commissioners gone to lunch

1:30-1:45-P1 Group

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

          Matters relating to the security of a public body or agency, public building or facility or the information system of a public body or agency, if the discussion of such matters at an open meeting would jeopardize the security of such public body, agency, building, facility or information system

Bourbon County Fair Dog Show

The Bourbon County Fair 2018 kicked off Saturday morning with the 4-H Dog Show. Youth demonstrated their dog training skills with their pets.

2018 Bourbon County Dog Show participant Landon McDaniel smiles as his dog comes out of an obstacle to test agility and obedience.
Kole Wagner gives the command to “stay” to his dog, during the Bourbon County Fair Dog Show.
Julia Allen leads her dog through the agility test obstacle course.
Reegan McDaniel leads his dog across a plank during the obstacle course.
Alyssa Popp leads her dog to jump over an obstacle, while Devin Ramsay, Linden, the judge, watches.
Chance Fuhrman encourages his dog to go through the tunnel.
Brennan Popp encourages his dog through the hoops.
Lillian Westhoff leads her dog to the next agility test, walking across a plank.
Mayla Foster, left, waits her turn to show her dog in the obedience segment of the dog show.