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AD: Nelson Blythe For Bourbon County Commissioner District 1

Nelson and Euna Blythe.

Hello Bourbon County residents, my name is Nelson Blythe and I am running for County Commissioner District 1 as a Republican. I am a lifelong resident of the area and am dedicated to this community. When considering who to vote for August 2, this is what you should know about me.

 

  1. First and foremost I’m a devout Christian. What I mean by that is I believe the Bible is the holy, inspired, infallible word of God. I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and he is King of the universe, and that reality has political ramifications. I would dare to say most people in Bourbon County would identify as Christian, and I think it’s important for people in government to act like they are.

 

  1. I’m very conservative in my politics. I believe the role of government is to promote the general welfare of the people, not by constant regulating and steering economy, but by removing barriers and allowing people the freedom to work and conduct business, which will in turn, help economic development. I understand that what this county needs is more industry so the tax burden is spread over more tax payers, rather than a smaller group bearing the brunt of it. I am a firm supporter of property rights and would work carefully to protect them against certain policies that may threaten them, such as zoning.

 

  1. I worked for the county for approximately four and a half years. I maintained good working relationships with most of the people who work in the court house, especially in the County Attorney’s Office. I believe that my professional relationship with the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office will help smooth the sometimes rocky relationship with the commission.   The areas of county government that I am less familiar with, I have made efforts to learn. For example, meeting with public works personnel and taking  a tour of public works.

 

4. I take my job, whatever it may be, extremely seriously. As a Sheriff’s Deputy in Bourbon County, I was relentless in pursuing methamphetamine related crimes and other criminal activity, while at the same time, honoring the fourth amendment of the U.S. Constitution. I did my best to treat all people with respect and to keep in mind the principle of innocent until proven guilty. That being said, I am not wishy washy, I do not cater to whining and complaining from people I have caught engaged in criminal activity. One of my main duties as a Sheriff’s Deputy is to detect and deter criminal activity, and to prepare solid cases for prosecution. If you are good at a job like that, there will be some people who do not like it and will try to slander you. I never apologize for being good at my job.  I have taken that same mindset and work ethic to Linn County where I currently work as a Deputy. By the grace of God, if I were to be elected, I would take that work ethic to the Bourbon County Commission.

 

I would appreciate your vote August 2.

 

 

AD: Farm Service Agency Seeks Program Technician

The Bourbon County Farm Service Agency has a permanent full-time Program Technician position available.  Salary ranges from $32,570 to $58,158 (CO-3 to CO-7), depending on experience/education.

Benefits include health, life, retirement, annual and sick leave.

Must be a US citizen.

High school graduate or GED.

See full vacancy announcement at: http://www.usajobs.gov (type Farm Service Agency in the “what” box and Kansas in the “where” box) for details and instructions to apply on-line or by fax.

Complete application packages must be submitted online or fax by 11:59 pm EDT, June 1, 2022.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON “HOW TO APPLY” and “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS”!

Person selected will be subject to background investigation.

For questions, please call the Bourbon County FSA Office at 620-223-1880.

USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider,

Employer, and Lender.

AD: Farm Service Agency Seeks Program Technician

The Bourbon County Farm Service Agency has a permanent full-time Program Technician position available.  Salary ranges from $32,570 to $58,158 (CO-3 to CO-7), depending on experience/education.

Benefits include health, life, retirement, annual and sick leave.

Must be a US citizen.

High school graduate or GED.

See full vacancy announcement at: http://www.usajobs.gov (type Farm Service Agency in the “what” box and Kansas in the “where” box) for details and instructions to apply on-line or by fax.

Complete application packages must be submitted online or fax by 11:59 pm EDT, June 1, 2022.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON “HOW TO APPLY” and “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS”!

Person selected will be subject to background investigation.

For questions, please call the Bourbon County FSA Office at 620-223-1880.

USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider,

Employer, and Lender.

AD: FSCC Community Read Discussion Today, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

You are invited to the Campus & Community Common Read Discussion Event to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fort Scott Community College Library in Bailey Hall, 2108 S. Horton.

This event is brought to the students, staff, and local community of Fort Scott Community College by a Humanities Kansas grant which offered opportunities to discuss two books, A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks and The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.

Both are books related to culture and diversity.

The event is scheduled to be approximately 30-45 minutes long.
Description of event:
  • The FSCC Campus and Community Read is a semester-long book club that first read and discussed Gordon Parks’ A Choice of Weapons.  This reading ended with guest speakers during the Gordon Parks Celebration.  Topics discussed were culture and diversity topics faced by Gordon Parks.
  • The second book read and discussed was The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.  Dr. Jason Kegler spoke about culture and diversity related to the book as well as his experiences in southeast Kansas.

A wrap-up and discussions of future community read events will happen.

AD: FSCC Community Book Read Concludes Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

You are invited to the Campus & Community Common Read Discussion Event to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fort Scott Community College Library in Bailey Hall, 2108 S. Horton.

This event is brought to the students, staff, and local community of Fort Scott Community College by a Humanities Kansas grant which offered opportunities to discuss two books, A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks and The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.

Both are books related to culture and diversity.

The event is scheduled to be approximately 30-45 minutes long.
Description of event:
  • The FSCC Campus and Community Read is a semester-long book club that first read and discussed Gordon Parks’ A Choice of Weapons.  This reading ended with guest speakers during the Gordon Parks Celebration.  Topics discussed were culture and diversity topics faced by Gordon Parks.
  • The second book read and discussed was The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.  Dr. Jason Kegler spoke about culture and diversity related to the book as well as his experiences in southeast Kansas.

A wrap-up and discussions of future community read events will happen.

AD: Sheriff’s Office Seeks HVAC Bids

The  Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center.

From the Office of the
BOURBON COUNTY SHERIFF
293 East 20th Street
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
[620] 223-1440 (office) or [620] 223-0055 (fax)

The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement Center) is taking bids that will address any and all issues with the heating, ventilation, and airconditioning (HVAC) system together with the electrical conduit related to the HVAC system or other electrical conduit that needs to be corrected, adjusted or repaired.

An inspection was conducted on August 24th, 2021 finding the following issues that need to be addressed, including but not limited to:

* Numerous electrical conduits that are mounted on the roof feeding multiple pieces of mechanical equipment has threaded joint connectors that were not securely fastened and have multiple open slices causing the water inside of the conduit to freeze during the winter months.

* There are some electrical conduit connectors that have gasket access covers that were not sealed properly, or the proper material was not used.

* Most of the HVAC equipment locations have standing water in the units causing inadequate drainage.

* The HVAC systems are not changing over from heat to cool, cool to heat. The temperature has been as low as 64 degrees in the winter and as high as 80 plus degrees in the summer.

* Other issues that need to be addressed according to the inspection that was conducted on August 24, 2021. A copy of the inspection can be obtained upon request.

These are some of the issues and the bidder/contractor can make an appointment to review and inspect the area and equipment that will need to be fixed or replaced.

We ask that if your company can address all issues that you make the choice if you want to split the work in a separate bid or have a (complete) package.

We ask that the bid be broken down by line item. What item is being used for what?

The bidder/contractor will provide/present a sealed bid in person or by designee to the Board of County Commissioner. The commission will be opening bids and making the choice of contractor/bidder and during the November 30, 2021, public meeting at or around 10:00 am.

If the contractor/bidder would like to submit the bid by mail, the bid should arrive no later than the postmark date of November 26, 2021. The contractor/bidder or a designee is encouraged to attend
the Bourbon County Commission meeting,  in case there are any question(s) asked of the commission.

The bid can be mailed to the Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center at 293 East 20th Street Fort Scott Kansas 66701: attention Bill Martin, Sheriff.

If you have any question, please feel free to call me at the above listed phone number.

Respectfully submitted,
/s/Wm K. Martin, Sheriff

AD: FSCC Community Read: The Other Wes Moore

You are invited to the Campus & Community Common Read Speaker Event to be held on Wednesday, November 17th at 12:30 p.m. in the Ellis Center Meeting Rooms on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton.

This event is brought to the students, staff, and local community of Fort Scott Community College by a Humanities Kansas grant which offered opportunities to discuss two books, A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks and The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.

Both are books related to culture and diversity.

Our speaker for the November 17 event is Dr. Jason Kegler, Associate Vice President of Student Life at Pittsburg State University.  He has held a variety of diverse roles and positions related to student life, student rights and responsibilities, instruction, admissions and marketing, and county law enforcement.

Reading of the book is not required, but Dr. Kegler will talk of culture and diversity related to the book as well as his experiences in southeast Kansas.
The event is scheduled to be approximately 30-45 minutes long.
Description of event:
  • The FSCC Campus and Community Read is a semester-long book club that first read and discussed Gordon Parks’ A Choice of Weapons.  This reading ended with guest speakers during the Gordon Parks Celebration.  Topics discussed were culture and diversity topics faced by Gordon Parks.
  • The second book read and discussed was The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.  Dr. Kegler will talk about culture and diversity related to the book as well as his experiences in southeast Kansas

To learn more about Dr. Kegler, please click the link below:

https://www.pittstate.edu/news/2020/10/university-appoints-kegler-as-associate-vice-president.html#.YY6dtFNMEwB

AD: Sheriff’s Office Seeks Bids For HVAC

The new Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center, 293 E. 20th Street, Fort Scott.

From the Office of the
BOURBON COUNTY SHERIFF
293 East 20th Street
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
[620] 223-1440 (office) or [620] 223-0055 (fax)

The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement Center) is taking bids that will address any and all issues with the heating, ventilation, and airconditioning (HVAC) system together with the electrical conduit related to the HVAC system or other electrical conduit that needs to be corrected, adjusted or repaired.

An inspection was conducted on August 24th, 2021 finding the following issues that need to be addressed, including but not limited to:

* Numerous electrical conduits that are mounted on the roof feeding multiple pieces of mechanical equipment has threaded joint connectors that were not securely fastened and have multiple open slices causing the water inside of the conduit to freeze during the winter months.

* There are some electrical conduit connectors that have gasket access covers that were not sealed properly, or the proper material was not used.

* Most of the HVAC equipment locations have standing water in the units causing inadequate drainage.

* The HVAC systems are not changing over from heat to cool, cool to heat. The temperature has been as low as 64 degrees in the winter and as high as 80 plus degrees in the summer.

* Other issues that need to be addressed according to the inspection that was conducted on August 24, 2021. A copy of the inspection can be obtained upon request.

These are some of the issues and the bidder/contractor can make an appointment to review and inspect the area and equipment that will need to be fixed or replaced.

We ask that if your company can address all issues that you make the choice if you want to split the work in a separate bid or have a (complete) package.

We ask that the bid be broken down by line item. What item is being used for what?

The bidder/contractor will provide/present a sealed bid in person or by designee to the Board of County Commissioner. The commission will be opening bids and making the choice of contractor/bidder and during the November 30, 2021, public meeting at or around 10:00 am.

If the contractor/bidder would like to submit the bid by mail, the bid should arrive no later than the postmark date of November 26, 2021. The contractor/bidder or a designee is encouraged to attend
the Bourbon County Commission meeting,  in case there are any question(s) asked of the commission.

The bid can be mailed to the Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center at 293 East 20th Street Fort Scott Kansas 66701: attention Bill Martin, Sheriff.

If you have any question, please feel free to call me at the above listed phone number.

Respectfully submitted,
/s/Wm K. Martin, Sheriff

Ad: Fall Pressure Washing Special

Armstrong Power Wash. Submitted photos.

Prepare your home for the harshness of winter!

Contact Armstrong Pressure Washing at 620-224-3036 or check us out on Facebook @armstrongpressurewash. Mention this add to receive 10% off your next house wash, roof wash, driveway/sidewalk surface wash, deck wash, gutter cleanout, or gutter brightening.

Promotion ends on Halloween, so call today to get a free quote!

Ad: Fall Pressure Washing Special

Prepare your home for the harshness of winter!

Contact Armstrong Pressure Washing at 620-224-3036 or check us out on Facebook @armstrongpressurewash. Mention this add to receive 10% off your next house wash, roof wash, driveway/sidewalk surface wash, deck wash, gutter cleanout, or gutter brightening.

Promotion ends on Halloween, so call today to get a free quote!

Ad: Fall Pressure Washing Special

Prepare your home for the harshness of winter!

Contact Armstrong Pressure Washing at 620-224-3036 or check us out on Facebook @armstrongpressurewash. Mention this add to receive 10% off your next house wash, roof wash, driveway/sidewalk surface wash, deck wash, gutter cleanout, or gutter brightening.

Promotion ends on Halloween, so call today to get a free quote!

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