Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thanking the community

To the Editor,

The Ft. Scott Kiwanis Pioneer Club, the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce and the Ministerial Alliance would like to thank those who attended the recent annual Community Prayer Breakfast, which was held on May 1. Approximately 175 people were in attendance. Special thanks go to Pat Harry and the Select Ensemble from Ft. Scott High School for their musical selections. Marilyn Landers, Past President of the Kiwanis Pioneers, introduced Alanna Masterson from the Ft. Scott High School Key Club, who had recently been elected at the State Key Club Convention to the office of Lt. Governor for the State of Kansas.

Thanks also to the Ft. Scott National Historic Site Color Guard, Pastor Scott Moore, Robert Nelson and our speaker. Bob Goltra for their participation in this year's Prayer Breakfast.

Jerry and Judy Witt from Cheney-Witt Memorial Chapel provided the breakfast again this year, which was prepared by Great Western Dining at FSCC. Sharon Campbell of Campbell Print Solutions furnished the Programs and Placemats. The Ft. Scott Tribune, Ft. Scott Broadcasting, and Suddenlink are also included in our thanks for their help in publicizing this annual Prayer Breakfast.

Ft. Scott Kiwanis Pioneer Club,

Ft. Scott Ministerial Alliance and

Ft. Scott Chamber of Commerce

Submitted by Pat Kutey

To the Editor,

The USPS letter carriers surpassed their reputation by not only delivering the mail through wind, rain, and hail, but getting the food in. Thanks to their extraordinary effort in this voluntary project, over 4,200 pounds of foods were collected for The Beacon Food Pantry.

This food was transported to the Beacon Tuesday morning by the Fort Scott High School 9:30 Vo-Ag class, and club members. They arrived at the post office and loaded a convoy of a half-dozen of their own pickup trucks with postal tubs brimming with donated food. After arriving at the food pantry, about twenty students formed an assembly line and quickly shelved the entire food collection. Thanks to Kyle Parks and the Vo-Ag students.

Thanks to all the citizens of Fort Scott who donated food. This will make a significant difference in serving the needy in Bourbon County.

Bob Eckles

Beacon Director