Dad’s Hammer by Carolyn Tucker

Keys to the Kingdom By Carolyn Tucker

 

 

When I moved out of the house, right before I turned 19, Dad gave me a hammer. This was not just any ordinary hammer; it was one of his that had broken off five inches below the eye. Rather than discard it, he had kept it around. Forty-seven years later, I still have and use this hammer every time I hang a piece of décor. I love this special tool because it perfectly fits in my hand and doesn’t weigh as much as a normal one, enabling me to use it easier. I like to share the story of the weird short hammer to those who see me use it.

 

Dad believed in me and I, in turn, believed in him. The Saturday in 1967, when my folks took me to Springfield to shop music stores, changed my life forever. I’d been begging for a piano but I couldn’t play a lick. Dad bought a new piano for me and I was the happiest girl in the whole USA! In talking about the purchase of my piano, in his later years, Dad told me, “That was the best investment I ever made.”

 

Dad loved me, taught me life lessons, and instilled a love for God in my heart. He taught me how to fill the washer fluid, check the oil, and radiator level. He told me to drive with the traffic. If the temp light came on, pull over and stop. If the engine light came on, I should be able to get to a short destination. He taught me how to ride a horse, carry plenty of cash, be on time, and shine my shoes. By spending time with him, I knew him like the back of my hand.

 

Was he a perfect man? No. Was he the perfect dad? Maybe not — but he was perfect to me. Because of his devotion to God and faithfulness to my brother and I, he nailed the definition of a great father. “The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them” (Proverbs 20:7 NLT).

 

It’s no surprise that fathers have a profound influence on their children. In the Old Testament, we see that some sons walked in their father’s footsteps. “Uzziah…began to rule over Judah. He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight, just as his father, Amaziah had done” (2 Kings 15:1,3 NLT). “Jotham son of Uzziah began to rule over Judah…. Jotham did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight. He did everything his father, Uzziah, had done” (2 Kings 15:32,34 NLT).

 

To all the great and godly fathers with wayward children, don’t despair. As long as there’s breath, there’s prayer and hope for change. And please don’t take unwarranted blame — God gave humans a free will on purpose. Remember Adam (the first father)? In the beginning he had two sons, Cain and Able. One chose poorly and one chose righteously and both had the same father.

 

On April 11, 2012, I was preparing to leave, so I kissed Dad on the cheek. He immediately pulled out his billfold and handed me a ten-dollar bill and said, “Here, take this. I might need you to get me something.“ He died two days later and I still have that $10 in my billfold. The last thing he did was give.

 

Happy Father’s Day to all the hero dads who provide the wind beneath your children’s wings. You are essential, valued, honored, and loved as a very special blessing.

 

The Key: I don‘t have Dad, but I have his hammer. And that will do for now.

Annual Lowell Milken Fellows (Round One) Are In Town

The Lowell Milken Center is located at the corner of First and Wall Streets.

The Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas, an international educational non-profit, has awarded its prestigious Fellowships to selected educators who will arrive in Fort Scott on June 16th for a week of collaboration with LMC staff and the other members of the Fellowship.

 

The LMC Fellowship is a merit-based award for educators of all disciplines who value the importance of teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning. The Center selects exemplary teachers from the United States and around the world who will collaborate on projects that discover, develop, and communicate the stories of Unsung Heroes in history.

The following are the fellows at the Center this week:

Aaron Kruger

Aaron Kruger, a history teacher from Cheyenne, WY, was recognized in 2021 as a Wyoming Milken Educator. History is a popular subject at Cheyenne Central High School, as Aaron empowers his students to succeed and excel by fostering open discussion and critical thinking skills. His students consistently surpass state and global pass rates on the AP History exams.

LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, “Aaron brings history to life for his students through primary source documentation and roleplaying exercises. His leadership skills and expertise in collaborative decision-making will be positive assets to share with our 2024 team of Fellows. We look forward to great Unsung Hero projects from Aaron’s students.”

 

Erica Quale, an 8th-grade social studies teacher from Bismarck, ND, received the 2021 Milken Educator Award for North Dakota. She works to make U.S. history relevant to her students’ lives through project-based learning, using historical resources and knowledge to establish those connections. From student-led history lessons shared with elementary students to interactive classroom discussions on civic responsibilities, her students become involved and engaged learners. Their high scores on North Dakota’s Eighth Grade Civics exam validate the positive learning experiences in her classroom.

LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, “Erica’s use of project-based learning makes history relevant for her students. Her students become so knowledgeable about their projects they can then share the content with elementary students. Erica’s use of such unique learning experiences makes her a valuable asset to our 2024 team of Fellows.”

John Rosenbaum

John Rosenbaum, a middle school social studies teacher from Central Falls, RI, was honored as the 2021 Rhode Island Milken Educator. Through many hands-on learning experiences, John has made history come alive for his students. His relatable approach to learning has met with great success, as eighth-graders from his school outperform state averages in literacy and enter high school well-prepared for higher-level work.

LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, “As an outstanding and innovative middle school teacher, John collaborates with colleagues to design hands-on learning experiences that impart knowledge and create memories for his students. His strong background in project-based learning and social studies will be an important motivator for project development within our 2024 team of Fellows.”

Michael Sandstrom

Michael Sandstrom, a high school civics and history teacher in Chadron, NE, was honored as the 2019 Gilder Lehrman Nebraska History Teacher of the Year, just one of the many prestigious awards he has received. His strong belief in the importance of civic competence and historical knowledge has guided his teaching style, leading to many positive outcomes for his students. Using local historical resources, students can connect their past to the national issues facing them today.

LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, “Michael has a strong belief in the power of history to make the past relevant for his students and to provide a connection to their future. His adept use of primary and secondary sources will provide a valuable resource for the team of 2024 Fellows.”

Kelly Sheridan

Kelly Sheridan, a 2023 Idaho Milken Educator, is the Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Idaho Falls’ Compass Academy, a project-based 9-12 magnet school. As the school’s former art teacher, Kelly has positively impacted the campus climate by incorporating art into the core curriculum and serving as an instructional leader. Having both classroom and leadership experience has made Kelly a valuable role model for students and teachers.

LMC Executive Director Norm Conard says, “Kelly has had a profound effect on her school climate, developing trusted relationships and implementing professional development focused on research-based instructional strategies. Her collaborative efforts and expertise with project-based learning will be a perfect fit for the mission of the Center and its work with the 2024 Fellows.”

 

While in Fort Scott, LMC Fellows gain knowledge, educational resources, and support in helping students cultivate a passion for learning by creating projects that initiate positive change. Fellows will be equipped to develop Unsung Heroes projects with their students, applying and evaluating the stories of these role models who have changed the world throughout history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Management and Where to Start

 

Tara Soloman-Smith, Family and Wellness Agent, Sunflower District of Kansas State University’s Extension Office. Submitted photo.

 

 

Tara Solomon-Smith

Family and Community Wellness Agent, Southwind Extension District

[email protected], 620-244-3826

 

 

Time Management and Where to Start

  • We all have the same amount of time in a day, it’s limited, and we can’t do everything! Are you like me, trying several things, buying all the planners and organizing tools for better time management? I am getting closer and have found a method that works for me, though it continually needs tweaked.
  • But today, I want us to remember that the purpose of improving time management skills is to make time for the most important things in our lives. It’s healthy to look for balance among responsibilities at home and work, and fun time for yourself and others. Learning to use your time more effectively should increase life satisfaction, not just a longer list of tasks to finish. So, let’s focus on simple ways to start making the most of your time and living life!

 

  • Track Your Time
  • Just like with money, before you figure out your budget, you first have to see where it all actually goes. The same can be applied for time. You may be surprised to learn how much time you spend doing things that you do not consider a priority.

Record what you do in 15-minute intervals for at least a week. Evaluate the results by asking: Did everything I needed to do get done?   Which tasks require the most time?  What time of day was I most productive?  Where do you devote most of your time (i.e. job, family, personal, recreation)?

 

Having a good sense of the time required for routine tasks can help you be more realistic in planning and estimating how much time is available for other activities.

Now you can apply what you learned on your next week’s calendar.  Plan your most challenging tasks for when you have the most energy. Block out time for your high priority activities first and protect that time from interruptions.

 

Manage Your Time Wasters

We all have them, those items that are important but not urgent and can interrupt our focus.  Try these tips for some common time wasters so you can lead with your priorities!

 

Handheld Devices

  • Take advantage of voice-to-text features such as transcribed voicemails or to make notes or draft emails and text messages when you are on the go.
  • Take any necessary action immediately following a call.
  • Impose screen time limits and regularly monitor your digital wellness
  • Schedule breaks from your devices.

Email

  • Set aside a specific time to view and respond to email
  • Turn off notifications for email.
  • Handle each item only once when possible.
  • Immediately delete or unsubscribe from junk emails.
  • Keep address books up-to-date and organized.
  • Utilize built-in shortcuts to sort email.

Unexpected Visitors

  • Schedule time for face-to-face visits.
  • Inform colleagues of your work agenda and set a mutually agreeable time to visit or for new tasks
  • When someone comes to the door, stand up and have your meeting standing.

 

Get Help from Others

Delegating means assigning responsibility for a task to someone else, freeing up your time for tasks that require your expertise. Identify tasks others can do and select the appropriate person to do them. Also consider building support in many areas of life such as enlisting your kids’ help with getting dinner on the table, prepare extended family to be back up when the unexpected happens, ask a co-worker with help talking through a tough task.

 

Take breaks

A key to staying motivated is allowing time for breaks. Be sure to add short, five to ten minute breaks to help you recharge and refocus.

 

 

Here’s to more time for what’s most important to you!  Today’s information is adapted from University of Georgia and K-State Research and Extension’s time management publication.  For more information contact Tara Solomon-Smith, [email protected], or call 620-244-3826.

 

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Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

 

 

 

The Bourbon County Commission Agenda For June 17

 

Bourbon County Courthouse

210 S. National Ave Fort Scott, KS 66701 Phone: 620-223-3800

Fax: 620-223-5832

2nd District Commissioner

Clifton Beth

3rd District Commissioner

 

Accounts Payable 6-14-2024

Payroll 6-14-2024

Bourbon County Commission Agenda 210 S. National Ave.

Fort Scott, KS 66701

 

June 17, 2024 5:30 p.m.

 

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Flag Salute
  • Approval of Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Minutes from 6/10/2024
    2. Approval of Payroll Totaling $238,157.83
    3. Approval of Accounts Payable Totaling $361,343.72
  1. Public Comments
  2. Bourbon County Senior Citizens 2025 Budget Request
  3. Rob Harrington-Healthcare
  • Jennifer Hawkins, County Clerk
    1. Disaster Relief Application
    2. Committee Letters
    3. Ambulance Title
    4. Lease Agreement Signatures and Resolution
  • Commission Comments
  1. Adjourn Meeting

 

 

Executive Session Justifications:

 

KSA 75-4319 (b)(1) to discuss personnel matters of individual nonelected personnel to protect their privacy.

KSA 75-4319 (b)(2) for consultation with an attorney for the public body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the

attorney-client relationship.

KSA 75-4319 (b)(3) to discuss matters relating to employer/employee negotiations whether or not in consultation with the

representative(s) of               the body or agency.

KSA 75-4319 (b)(4) to discuss data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trust and individual     proprietorships

KSA 75-4319 (b)(6) for the preliminary discussion of the acquisition of real property.

KSA 75-4319 (b)(12) to discuss matters relating to the security measures, if the discussion of such matters at an open meeting

would jeopardize such security measures.

 

Tri-Valley Holds Award Ceremony

Austin Bolinger, Horticultural Therapist, Barbara McCord, recipient of the Winfred Jent Award, and Richard Longfellow.

 

On May Day, Friday, May 1st, Tri-Valley Developmental Services held their 2024 Award Ceremony celebrating achievements from individuals and community support in Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Elk, Greenwood, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson Counties.  The ceremony took place at 1 pm at the Central Park Pavilion in Chanute.  Awards were presented to the following:

 

Employer of the Year – Sonic Drive-In of Chanute and Niece Products of Fort Scott

Achievement Award – Ben Lewis, Matt Ornstein, and Gay Purdy

Ed Bideau Advocacy Award – Nikki Jacobs

Masterson Family Award – James Hogan

Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation Visionary Award – Max McReynolds

Winfred Jent Award – Barbara McCord

Lifetime Achievement Award – Knights of Columbus Council 1046 – Chanute

Employee of the Year Award – Roxann Maloney

 

Refreshments were served following the ceremony.

Obituary of Mary Ann Jamison

Mary Ann Jamison, age 90, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at her home. She was born October 15, 1933 the daughter of Delbert and Jessie Brown Bruce. She was a 1947 graduate of Mound City High School.

Mary Ann married Gene Jamison on April 14, 1955 at the home of her parents in Mound City. They moved to Fort Scott in 1964, where she was a stay at home mom until 1970. At that time she went to work for H-Way Heating and Air, now known as Stoughtons Plumbing Electric Heating and Air were she was employed for 45 years. Mary Ann was a member and treasure for the St. Johns United Methodist Church in Fort Scott.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Daly (friend Pete), Karen Brumback (Steve); 11 grandchildren, Jami Morgan (Tim), Jerry Morgan (Kori), Tori Kafer (Chris), Kolby Brumback (Mickah), Karlee Shoopman (Michael), Jessi Marsh (Zack), Amber Kelly (Matt), Aaron Daly (Jes), Justin Daly (Allison), Kodie Gillen (Ashley), Jake Gillen (Bailey); and A LOT of great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband Gene; parents; and infant daughter, Jana Louise Jamison, a daughter Jenni Kovacic; two grandsons, Hunter Kovacic, Joel Daly, an infant great-grandson, Kynden Gillen; a brother Bob Bruce; son-in-law, Jeff Daly, and a grandson-in-law, Justin Schulze.

Rev. Virgil Peck will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday June 18, 2024 at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share 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.

Agenda for the FSCC Trustees For June 17

June 17, 2024
Board of Trustees
Fort Scott Community College
2108 S. Horton
Fort Scott, KS 66701

6.17.24 Consent Agenda
The Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College will meet in regular session on Monday, June
17, 2024. The meeting will be held in the meeting rooms of the Ellis Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott
Community College.
5:30 p.m. Regular monthly Board meeting
THE AGENDA
5:30 ROLL CALL, 3
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
CALL TO ORDER, 4
A. Comments from the Chair, 4
B. Comments from the Public, 4
CONSENT AGENDA, 5
A. Approval of Agenda, 5
B. Approval of Minutes of previous Regular Board Meeting conducted on May 20, 2024,
and Special Board Meetings conducted on May 23, 2024, and June 10, 2024, 6
C. Approval of Bills and Claims, 12
D. Approval of Personnel Actions, 6
ACTION ITEMS, 40
A. Resolution 2024 – 28: Consideration of Annual Camp Grant Laptop Purchase, 41
B. Resolution 2024 – 29: Consideration of KASB Worker’s Compensation Member
Participation Premium Agreement, 49
C. Resolution 2024 – 30: Consideration of 2024-25 Meeting Dates and Time, 49
D. Resolution 2024 – 31: Consideration of Property and Liability Insurance Quotes, 56
E. Resolution 2024 – 32: Consideration of Educational Assessments Corporation License
Renewal, 60
F. Resolution 2024 – 33: Consideration of Kone Elevator Repair Proposal, 62
REPORTS, 68
A. Administration
EXECUTIVE SESSION, 70
ADJOURNMENT, 711

A. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS
Attached are the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting conducted on May 20, 2024, and
Special Board Meetings conducted on May 23, 2024, and June 10, 2024.
C. APPROVAL OF BILLS and CLAIMS
Attached are the Bills and Claims Report.
D. APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL ACTIONS
1) Additions
a) Christopher Wheeler, Maintenance Technician, effective June 18, 2024
b) Jhawan Horton, Assistant Track and Field Coach, effective June 18, 2024
c) Toni Summers, Nursing Instructor, effective July 31, 2024
2) Separations
a) Kent Aikin, John Deere Technology Instructor, effective July 31, 2024
RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Consent Agenda items be approved as
presented.ailey
_____ John Bartelsmeyer
_____ Jim Fewins
_____ Bryan Holt
_____ Chad McKinnis
_____ Doug Ropp3
CALL TO ORDER
A. COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
B. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC4

 

Minutes of the FSCC Trustees for May 20

FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting
May 20, 2024
PRESENT: Ronda Bailey, John Bartelsmeyer, Bryan Holt, Chad McKinnis, and Doug Ropp
ALSO PRESENT: Sonia Gugnani-Acting Board Clerk, faculty, staff, community members
Chairman Holt called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm in the meeting rooms of the Ellis Fine Arts Center.
The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR: Chairman Holt announced Dr. Kegler would not be attending the night’s
meeting. He also introduced Justin Villmer who is assisting with the budgeting process and congratulated the
softball team on their recent win.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: None.
REVIEW OF PROGRAMS – NURSING: Nursing Director Darcus Kottwitz highlighted recent events and
updates for FSCC’s nursing department. She said the department is excited by the interest in students returning to
the program, including 25 applicants for first semester. Students have spent more time in the simulation lab this
year. It allows them to experience situations in a safe zone. The program is preparing to move to the lower level of
the Hedges Administration Building for the fall semester. Nursing employees will attend the KSBN education
meeting on June 11, and ACEN will visit is in September, 2024.
STUDENT SURVEY UPDATE: Ashley Keylon provided an update of the recent student satisfaction survey. She
expressed gratitude to faculty for carving time out of their classes to administer the survey. The retention committee
will review the results and report more detailed results at a later date.
CONSENT AGENDA:
A motion was made by Ropp, seconded by Bailey, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the consent agenda
with the following revisions:
Table new hires to a later date with the exception of Missy Scott as VP of Finance and Operations, but
approve separations and transfers.
Omit Discussion Items A, B, and C
Omit Action Items C, D, E, and F.
ACTION ITEMS:
A. Resolution 2024 – 18: A motion was made by Ropp seconded by Bartelsmeyer, and carried by unanimous
vote to approve republishing the 22-23 audit as indicated.
B. Resolution 2024 – 19: A motion was made by Bartelsmeyer, seconded by Ropp, and carried by unanimous
vote to approve republishing the 23-24 budget for Funds 11: General and 13: Adult Education.
C. Resolution 2024 – 24: A motion was made by Bailey, seconded by Ropp, and carried by unanimous vote to
table consideration of the 2024 summer calendar until the special meeting being held on May 17.
D. Resolution 2024 – 25: A motion was made by Ropp, seconded by Bailey, and carried by unanimous vote to
approve the audit engagement letter with Jarred, Gilmore, and Phillips for the year ending June 30, 2024.
E. Resolution 2024 – 26: A motion was made by Ropp, seconded by Bartelsmeyer, and carried by unanimous
vote to approve the contract for Missy Scott as Vice President of Finance and Operations.6
REPORTS:
• ADMINISTRATION – The Board reviewed and heard updates from the Gordon Parks Museum,
Academic Affairs, and Student Services.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion was made by McKinnis, seconded by Bartelsmeyer, and carried by unanimous
vote to adjourn to executive session for 20 minutes beginning at 6:17 pm for the purpose of discussing non-elected
personnel as it relates to discussion of identifiable personnel information of non-elected personnel with no action
expected to follow. The Board invited Carolyn Sinn to join.
OPEN SESSION: A motion was made by Bartelsmeyer, seconded by Ropp, and carried by unanimous vote to
return to open session at 6:39 pm.
Sonia provided the feedback from the Perkins audit for the Board’s review. She also provided the written report that
was provided to KSBN regarding the nursing program’s progress addressing KSBN’s concerns.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion was made by McKinnis, seconded by Bartelsmeyer, and carried by unanimous
vote to adjourn to executive session for 30 minutes beginning at 6:50 pm for the purpose of discussing non-elected
personnel as it relates to discussion of identifiable personnel information of non-elected personnel with action
expected to follow. The Board invited Sara Sutton, Sonia Gugnani, and Gina Shelton to join.
OPEN SESSION: A motion was made at 7:21 pm by Bailey, seconded by Ropp, and carried by unanimous vote to
return to open session.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion was made by McKinnis, seconded by Ropp, and carried by unanimous vote to
adjourn to executive session for 20 minutes beginning at 7:22 pm for the purpose of discussing non-elected
personnel as it relates to discussion of identifiable personnel information of non-elected personnel with action
expected to follow. The Board invited Sara Sutton, Sonia Gugnani, and Gina Shelton to join.
OPEN SESSION: A motion was made at 7:42 pm by Bailey, seconded by Ropp, and carried by unanimous vote to
return to open session.
A motion was made by Holt, seconded by Bartelsmeyer, and carried by unanimous vote to place Dr. Kegler on
administrative leave with pay effective immediately.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Trustees, a motion to adjourn was made at
7:44 pm by Bartelsmeyer, seconded by Ropp, and carried by unanimous vote.
Chairman Clerk7

Special Board Meeting of the FSCC Trustees on June 10

FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of the Special Board of Trustees Meeting
June 10, 2024
PRESENT: Ronda Bailey, Jim Fewins, Bryan Holt, and Chad McKinnis
ALSO PRESENT: Sara Sutton-Interim President, Juley McDaniel-Board Clerk, staff, public
Chairman Holt called the meeting to order at 3:02 pm in Cleaver-Burris-Boileau Hall.
The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Bailey, and carried by unanimous vote to
approve the consent agenda.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by McKinnis, and carried by unanimous vote
to adjourn to executive session for one hour beginning at 3:05 pm to discuss personnel matters of non-elected
personnel as it relates organizational structure with no action expected to follow. The board invited Sara Sutton,
Sonia Gugnani, Missy Scott, Liza Erwin, and Juley McDaniel to join.
OPEN SESSION: At 4:07 am a motion was made by Fewins, seconded by McKinnis, and carried by unanimous
vote to return to open session.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Trustees, a motion to adjourn was made at
4:8 pm by Fewins, seconded by McKinnis, and carried by unanimous vote.
Chairman Clerk11

Minutes of the FSCC Trustees for May 23

FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of the Special Board of Trustees Meeting
May 23, 2024 #2
PRESENT: Ronda Bailey, Jim Fewins, Bryan Holt, Chad McKinnis, and Doug Ropp
ALSO PRESENT: Sara Sutton-Interim President, Juley McDaniel-Board Clerk, staff, public
Chairman Holt called the meeting to order at 10:36 am in Cleaver-Burris-Boileau Hall.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion was made by Ropp, seconded by McKinnis, and carried by unanimous vote to
adjourn to executive session for fifteen minutes beginning at 10:40 am to discuss personnel matters of non-elected
personnel discussion of identifiable personal information of non-elected personnel with action expected to follow.
The board invited Sara Sutton, Sonia Gugnani, Gina Shelton, Liza Erwin, and Juley McDaniel to join.
OPEN SESSION: At 10:55 am a motion was made by Ropp, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote
to return to open session.
ACTION ITEMS:
Resolution 2024 – 27: A motion was made by Bailey, seconded by McKinnis, and carried by unanimous vote to
suspend men’s and women’s golf, Esports, and flag football programs and honor scholarships for those students for
the 2024-25 academic year.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Trustees, a motion to adjourn was made at
10:56 pm by Fewins, seconded by Ropp, and carried by unanimous vote.
Chairman Clerk10
FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of the Special Board of Trustees Meeting
June 10, 2024
PRESENT: Ronda Bailey, Jim Fewins, Bryan Holt, and Chad McKinnis
ALSO PRESENT: Sara Sutton-Interim President, Juley McDaniel-Board Clerk, staff, public
Chairman Holt called the meeting to order at 3:02 pm in Cleaver-Burris-Boileau Hall.
The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Bailey, and carried by unanimous vote to
approve the consent agenda.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by McKinnis, and carried by unanimous vote
to adjourn to executive session for one hour beginning at 3:05 pm to discuss personnel matters of non-elected
personnel as it relates organizational structure with no action expected to follow. The board invited Sara Sutton,
Sonia Gugnani, Missy Scott, Liza Erwin, and Juley McDaniel to join.
OPEN SESSION: At 4:07 am a motion was made by Fewins, seconded by McKinnis, and carried by unanimous
vote to return to open session.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Trustees, a motion to adjourn was made at
4:8 pm by Fewins, seconded by McKinnis, and carried by unanimous vote.
Chairman Clerk11

New Restaurant Opens in July

The Bowman family is opening another restaurant, west of their Brickstreet BBQ and calling it Outpost 13 West.

The facade of the new Southwestern-grill restaurant Outpost 13  West.

They opened Brickstreet BBQ in May 2023 and the restaurant has become popular with residents.

To view the story of that opening: Brickstreet BBQ Opens

The Bowman family now owns three restaurants in the historic downtown Fort Scott area.

“We love food!” Carissa Bowman said.  “AND it’s another opportunity to continue to grow our community through restoring a historic downtown building and generating more jobs.”

Carissa, Alex, Cindy, and John Bowman are the owners of Outpost 13 West. Carissa and Alex own Brickstreet BBQ.

“John and Cindy own Nu Grille (across the street from Brickstreet),” Carissa said. “They are Alex’s parents; my in-laws. Alex manages Nu Grille currently.”

The new restaurant will feature Southwestern cuisine.

“You can build your own taco, burrito, bowl, salad or nacho,” Carissa said.

They plan to open the new venture at the end of July, she said.

The building is currenlty being remodeled by the Bowman family.
City permits are posted on the windows of Outpost 13 West.

The new restaurant is at 13 W. Oak St.

Special Recognition of the Brickstreet Restaurant

Brickstreet BBQ is located at the corner of Oak Street and National Avenue on Fort Scott’s northside.  The new Outpost 13 West is to the left, behind Brickstreet in this photo. The River Room Event Center is located on the second floor.

Brickstreet has been chosen to be featured on America’s Best Restaurants Roadshow:   https://americasbestrestaurants.com/

” We’re being featured in one of their episodes,” Carissa said. “Filming will take place on July 1st.”
“We hope this builds relationships with the public and surrounding areas to bring people not only to our business but Fort Scott as a whole,” she said. “We want to continue to create a positive image of Brickstreet so we can build our brand and keep growing!”