Bourbon County Coalition Agenda Nov. 4

Bourbon County Inter-Agency Coalition

General Membership Meeting Agenda

November 4, 2020

  1. Welcome:
  1. Member Introductions and Announcements:
  1. Program (no programs until January, 2021, at the earliest):
  1. Open Forum:
  1. Adjournment: Next General Membership meeting will be December 2, 2020.

Halloween Parade Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. Downtown Fort Scott

The Fort Scott Chamber announces the Annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat Parade!
The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes & appreciates the support of this event from the sponsors below!
Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
9:30-10:45am:Walgreen’s will be taking pictures with a Halloween Backdrop & providing a free 4 x 6 print. The backdrop will also be available throughout the event for pictures with your own camera.
11am:Parade will start at La Hacienda, down the west side of Main Street to 2nd, then back down the east side of Main Street to Skubitz Plaza.
Following parade:Hotdog, chips & drink will be served to the kids in costume provided through the generous donation of local businesses!
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***Businesses along Main Street will be handing out candy during the parade, and businesses not on Main Street as well as any community organizations are welcome to set up a table along Main to pass out candy, coupons, promo items, etc.
Enjoy these additional activities taking place Halloween Day in Fort Scott:
Click here for a printable copy of the flyer below.

COVID-19 Infiltrates Moore-Few Care Center

 

Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) has been supporting an investigation and response to an outbreak of COVID-19 at Moore-Few Care Center that began last week.

The first case was discovered through routine testing of the staff on Oct 20th. Since then 39 residents and 23 staff have tested positive. Family members of all residents have been contacted and close contacts identified and contacted as well.

The administration and staff of Moore-Few are working closely with federal and state health departments to contain the spread of the virus and are following all recommendations to protect every individual on the premises. Residents have been separated, with all COVID-19 positive cases moved to rooms in one wing of the building. Unless symptomatic, employees are being tested twice a week and residents are tested weekly. Visitation continues to be prohibited.

“This is a situation we take very seriously,” said Holly Bush, Chief Quality Officer at NRMC. “The health and well-being of our long-term care residents, and everyone in our health system, is our top priority. That is why we need everyone to follow the public health guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the people in our community who are vulnerable to severe illness from the virus.”

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About Nevada Regional Medical Center
Serving a six-county area since 1937, Nevada Regional Medical Center is a 71-bed acute, intensive and skilled care hospital. Nevada Regional Medical Center has earned recognition as a respected regional medical center for its comprehensive health care services, skilled and caring employees and state-of-the-art medical technology. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, orthopedics, wound care services, and general, vascular, thoracic and oncological surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in oncology, pulmonology, podiatry, ear, nose, and throat and cardiology.

Obituary of Juanita Povenmire

Juanita Mae Povenmire, age 93, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Guest Home Estates, Ft. Scott.

She was born September 9, 1927, in Parker, KS, the daughter of Vern and Clara Frances Milburn Reed. She married John “Dean” Povenmire on December 7, 1947, in Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death on April 16, 2004.

Juanita babysat for several children after school through the years. She enjoyed playing bingo with friends.

She was someone who never met a stranger. She touched the lives of all she met. Even after speech had left, she could always give a wink and a smile. Juanita was a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and a member of O.E.S. She was a past member of the Community Christian Church.

Survivors include 2 sons, Danny Povenmire, Las Vegas, NV, and Allen Povenmire and wife Teri, Ft. Scott, KS; a sister, Wilma Strickland, Pleasant Hill, MO; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband Dean, she was preceded in death by a son, Larry Povenmire; a daughter, Linda Sheppard; 5 brothers, Earl, Roy, Vaun, Marion, and Richard Reed; and a sister, Helen Singmaster.

Pastor Don Andrews will conduct funeral Services at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 5th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Private family burial will take place in U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM Thursday until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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Bourbon County

Clifton Beth, County Commissioner, District 3

Jim Harris, County Commissioner, District 2

Kendell Mason, County Clerk

Patty Love, County Treasurer

Lora Holdridge, County Register of Deeds

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Bill Martin, County Sheriff

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“I will always put SE Kansas FIRST!
Our communities deserve the best schools for our children, safe highways, access to quality, affordable healthcare, and economic development.”

  • Born & raised in Southeast Kansas
  • Graduate of Pittsburg High School
  • Graduate of Kansas State Teachers College, now Pittsburg State
  • Law degree from Washburn University
  • Former assistant county attorney in the Crawford County Attorney’s office
  • Former assistant of policy for Governor John Carlin
  • Dedicated 20 years of career to protecting the rights and medical care of patients of clinical trials

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Email: Ingle4StateSenate@gmail.com
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AD: Lynn Grant For Kansas Representative District 2

Lynn Grant. Submitted photo.

Lynn Grant. Submitted photo.

Lynn D. Grant, the longtime city councilor and widow of 10-term Kansas legislator Bob Grant, is running for her late husband’s seat representing Kansas State House District 2.

Kansas State House of Representatives District 2 includes most of Crawford County, the eastern 1/3 of Allen and Neosho Counties, and a small portion of SW Bourbon County.

“I have been involved in the community that is SEK for over 50 years,” said Grant, who was born in Overland Park, but moved southeast to attend Pittsburg State University and never left. “This is my home. Now I hope to honor Bob’s legacy by representing the constituents of the second district in Topeka.”

Here are the key issues, Grant said:

Transportation   Good highways, bridges and railways are essential to not only the safety of Kansans, but to the positive economic development needed in Southeast Kansas. Locally, US 69 must always be a top priority and Highway 7 north of Girard needs critical attention.

Jobs/economy    In order to attract businesses that will create full time, good paying jobs, I will support efforts to establish responsible tax policies and to protect education and infrastructure.

Public Education    I am passionate about the Legislature supporting public education. That begins with fair funding of early childhood through post-secondary education, be it technical, trade or higher education, so all students have endless possibilities for their future. Good education is the cornerstone for a good society. It is also the best investment we can make for the good of our communities.

Local government control    Representatives to local government know our needs, priorities and are elected by the people in their community. I object to the current trend of the state making decisions for local governments and handing down mandates that adversely affect the ability of local governments to do their jobs.

Health Care   I believe that all Kansans deserve affordable health care.  I will fight the tax policies and callous decisions that have contributed to lack of adequate treatment and facilities for those who undergo any kind of illness. Expansion of Medicaid MUST be on the table in the next Legislative session. We are judged by the way we treat our most vulnerable.

Higher Ed   Kansas must support the institutions that allow students to pursue a college education. Post-secondary education enables people to learn and follow a path to a productive life no matter what course of study they choose. These institutions are drivers in economical benefits for their communities through employment and the services required for students.

Judiciary   There are three, separate, independent branches of government because those checks and balances are essential to maintaining a system that is of, by and for the people.

Food Insecurity   With the decline of our small towns and their grocery stores, Kansas is beginning to experience “food deserts.” This doesn’t mean the food is not available, but that healthy food is increasingly hard to get. The United States Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods . . .”

People are getting fed but not in a way that contributes to overall good health.

We need to examine ways to rectify that to protect people of all ages in our communities.

 

* I respect all life from the preborn to those making end of life decisions. Health care, care for women before and after giving birth, education, fighting poverty, providing safe homes for foster children, taking care of our seniors, respecting the dignity of all. This is all pro-life.

*I respect the 2nd Amendment and have never considered taking away guns as an option. I have always supported reasonable, safe  gun ownership.

Lynn Grant. Submitted photo.

Paid for by Grant for Kansas, Becky Messinger, Treasurer

 

Obituary of Warren Davis

Thomas Warren Davis, age 100, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Thursday, October 29, 2020, at his home.

He was born October 1, 1920, in Redfield, Kansas, the son of Albert E. Davis and Gladys Boone Davis.

Warren graduated from Uniontown High School with the Class of 1941.  He married Birdean Ward on January 22, 1943.

Shortly after their marriage, Warren was called into active duty with the United States Army.  He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944.  He went on to serve in Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe.  He was honorably discharged in December of 1945.  Following his military service, Warren returned to the Redfield area where he farmed for several years.

He later moved to Ft. Scott and began a career with the Water Treatment Plant.  He worked there for many years and later retired as Superintendent.  The Davis Lift Station is named in his honor.

His first wife, Birdean, preceded him in death on January 22, 1989.

Warren later married Roberta Hixon on July 20, 1991.  She passed away on August 28th of this year.

Warren was a longtime member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle.

He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labor with members of the community.

 

Survivors include his son, Jim Davis, of Republic, Missouri and six grandchildren, Matt (Lori) Davis of Ft. Scott, Jamie (Ethan) Bryan, of Springfield, Missouri, Carrie (Cory) West, of Alvin, Texas, Heather (Grant) Hartman and Erica (Brett) Kramer, all of Ft. Scott, and Taryn Davis, of Springfield, Missouri, and a step-granddaughter, Lacey (Dean) Kinzer of Mt. Vernon, Missouri.  Also surviving are three brothers, Albert Davis, of Hermitage, Missouri, John Davis of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Gerald Davis, of Iola, Kansas.

In addition to Birdean and Roberta, Warren was preceded in death by a son, Tom Davis, a grandson, Mark Davis, three brothers, Harvey, Glen and Jack Davis and two sisters, Ruth Gilfillan and Betty McCreay.

 

Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 7th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial with military honors will follow in the Woods Cemetery near Redfield, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

Time by Patty LaRoche

Patty LaRoche

My friend Joyce sent me this meme: “The greatest gift you can give someone is your TIME because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.” I wonder how many of us take our Time for granted.

Sometimes I think I am just busy with…well, busyness, flitting from one trivial thing to the next while there remain so many significant causes that I create excuses to ignore. People who need contacting. Worthy organizations that need volunteers. Neighbors I need to meet. Prayers I need to pray.

You know, worthwhile, God-pleasing things.

I mean, I manage to set aside time to watch the Chiefs or answer a girlfriend-text or play Pickleball or put on makeup or have a pedicure. Priorities. I just hope that when I die, I’m engaged in something a little more spiritual than those actions (although sometimes I am praying for the Chiefs—does that count?).

God gifted us with Time. None of the things I do are bad, but according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, adult Americans average more than five hours of free time a day. Almost a third of their awake-time! And where do they spend those five hours? Entertainment: television; surfing their computers; video games, etc. (Don’t shoot me. I’m just the messenger.)

Interesting, isn’t it? If we were invited to hang out with drug dealers, murderers, pedophiles, adulterers or alcoholics, we probably would find an excuse not to join the party. Yet we spend much of our time with them on television, on our iPods or listening to song lyrics about them. We’d be better off meeting them in person where at least we might tell them about Jesus, but if you’re like most Christians, the mere thought terrifies you.

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Garbage in. Garbage out.” Where we spend our time will dictate…well, where we spend our time. (Yes, I made that up.) Where and how we spend our time on earth will determine where and how we spend our time in eternity.

One of the biggest issues with Time is procrastination: “Don’t do anything today that you can do tomorrow.” I typically don’t procrastinate because I don’t like the “me” that surfaces when I am pressed with last-minute deadlines. C-R-A-N-K-Y!!! The trouble is, some people live with this Pinterest philosophy: “From a procrastination standpoint, today has been wildly successful.” I know people who live in delay mode, but when time is finally up, they are panicked. And everyone around them pays the price.

In his book Rise, Tripp Lee writes: “To put it simply, procrastination is pride, because it assumes you know the future. But we don’t know when our health will decline or our lives will end. We don’t even know for sure when life will get busier.”

Hmmm…

When I think of standing in Heaven and God is “dividing the sheep from the goats,” I sure hope Christians don’t have to watch those who never made Jesus their Lord and Savior being banished. To see loved ones and neighbors, knowing that we never used our Time to share the most important message EVER, makes me sad.

Yesterday, I was cleaning out my stationary cabinet and found a beautiful card, telling my mother how, even though “I get so busy that I don’t get a chance to call you,” I’m still “thinking about you and storing up all the things I want to tell you.” It is a lovely card. It would have meant so much to my mother when she was alive…

had I not been too busy to send it.

AD: Lynn Grant For Kansas Representative District 2

Lynn Grant. Submitted photo.

Lynn Grant. Submitted photo.

Lynn D. Grant, the longtime city councilor and widow of 10-term Kansas legislator Bob Grant, is running for her late husband’s seat representing Kansas State House District 2.

Kansas State House of Representatives District 2 includes most of Crawford County, the eastern 1/3 of Allen and Neosho Counties, and a small portion of SW Bourbon County.

“I have been involved in the community that is SEK for over 50 years,” said Grant, who was born in Overland Park, but moved southeast to attend Pittsburg State University and never left. “This is my home. Now I hope to honor Bob’s legacy by representing the constituents of the second district in Topeka.”

Here are the key issues, Grant said:

Transportation   Good highways, bridges and railways are essential to not only the safety of Kansans, but to the positive economic development needed in Southeast Kansas. Locally, US 69 must always be a top priority and Highway 7 north of Girard needs critical attention.

Jobs/economy    In order to attract businesses that will create full time, good paying jobs, I will support efforts to establish responsible tax policies and to protect education and infrastructure.

Public Education    I am passionate about the Legislature supporting public education. That begins with fair funding of early childhood through post-secondary education, be it technical, trade or higher education, so all students have endless possibilities for their future. Good education is the cornerstone for a good society. It is also the best investment we can make for the good of our communities.

Local government control    Representatives to local government know our needs, priorities and are elected by the people in their community. I object to the current trend of the state making decisions for local governments and handing down mandates that adversely affect the ability of local governments to do their jobs.

Health Care   I believe that all Kansans deserve affordable health care.  I will fight the tax policies and callous decisions that have contributed to lack of adequate treatment and facilities for those who undergo any kind of illness. Expansion of Medicaid MUST be on the table in the next Legislative session. We are judged by the way we treat our most vulnerable.

Higher Ed   Kansas must support the institutions that allow students to pursue a college education. Post-secondary education enables people to learn and follow a path to a productive life no matter what course of study they choose. These institutions are drivers in economical benefits for their communities through employment and the services required for students.

Judiciary   There are three, separate, independent branches of government because those checks and balances are essential to maintaining a system that is of, by and for the people.

Food Insecurity   With the decline of our small towns and their grocery stores, Kansas is beginning to experience “food deserts.” This doesn’t mean the food is not available, but that healthy food is increasingly hard to get. The United States Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods . . .”

People are getting fed but not in a way that contributes to overall good health.

We need to examine ways to rectify that to protect people of all ages in our communities.

 

* I respect all life from the preborn to those making end of life decisions. Health care, care for women before and after giving birth, education, fighting poverty, providing safe homes for foster children, taking care of our seniors, respecting the dignity of all. This is all pro-life.

*I respect the 2nd Amendment and have never considered taking away guns as an option. I have always supported reasonable, safe  gun ownership.

Lynn Grant. Submitted photo.

Paid for by Grant for Kansas, Becky Messinger, Treasurer

 

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Bourbon County Offices ——————————————

Mike Feagins – Sheriff

Mike Feagins. Submitted photo.

Phillip Hoyt – Commissioner, 3rd District

State Offices ————————————————————-

Bill Meyer – KS Representative, 4th District

Bill Meyer. Submitted photo.

Lynn Grant – KS Representative, 2nd District

Lynn Grant. Submitted photo.

Nancy Ingle – KS Senate, 13th District

Nancy Ingle. Submitted photo.

Mike Bruner – KS Senate, 12th District

Mike Bruner. Submitted photo.

National Offices ————————————————————————-

Michelle De La Isla — US Representative, 2nd District

Michelle De La Isla. Submitted photo.

Barbara Bollier – US Senate

Barbara Bollier. Submitted photo.

Joe Biden – US President

Joe Biden. Submitted photo.

Paid for by the Bourbon County Democratic Party; Shirley Palmer, Treasurer

 

AD: Nancy Ingle for Kansas State Senate Dist. 13

(click to watch video on youtube)

“I will always put SE Kansas FIRST!
Our communities deserve the best schools for our children, safe highways, access to quality, affordable healthcare, and economic development.”

  • Born & raised in Southeast Kansas
  • Graduate of Pittsburg High School
  • Graduate of Kansas State Teachers College, now Pittsburg State
  • Law degree from Washburn University
  • Former assistant county attorney in the Crawford County Attorney’s office
  • Former assistant of policy for Governor John Carlin
  • Dedicated 20 years of career to protecting the rights and medical care of patients of clinical trials

Please contact me if you have questions:
Email: Ingle4StateSenate@gmail.com
Facebook: Nancy Ingle for State Senate

Paid for by Ingle for State Senate, Steve Langerot, Treasurer.

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