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    Resident finds strength, support at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village

    Colleen Lockwood, a lifetime resident of Fort Scott, Kan., came to stay at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village assisted living community for a short-term stay after a brief hospitalization last summer. Little did she know she would be surrounded by old and new friends who would encourage her each step of the way.While at Presbyterian Village, Colleen received physical and occupational therapy a few days each week. Colleen worked with the staff to set goals to keep her on track to return to her home ...  Read More...

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    Musical group ready to “chime” in for Christmas

    It all began as a rumor about a pristine set of choir chimes stashed away in some unchecked closet at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village. It turned into a search that uncovered a plain-looking suitcase, which turned out to house a full set of chimes.And that turned into several months of learning and practice that will result in the inaugural performance of the Village Chimers at the community Christmas Dinner on December 5.“There was one book – a how-to book – that had some time ...  Read More...

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    Residents share homemade treats and memories at ice cream social

    The first ice cream social was held in 1744 when Maryland Governor Thomas Bladen served ice cream at a dinner party and has since become a popular way for Americans to socialize and celebrate.Fort Scott Presbyterian Village joined the tradition in late June by holding an ice cream social for residents and friends of the community. The social featured three varieties of homemade ice cream - vanilla, chocolate and strawberry - and music.The social attracted a large crowd, with residents and guests...  Read More...

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    Spring luncheon a success

    Presbyterian Village hosted a Ladies Spring Luncheon and Tea on April 16. The menu was homemade chicken salad on croissants with carrot sticks, fresh pepper slices and cheese slices along with a fruit kabob.There were three flavors of tea: peach, raspberry and unsweetened tea."The tea party was a blast!" said Minnie Lou Allen.Minnie Lou had four guests at the table, and they all chose to wear spring hats. It was a wonderful time.   Read More...

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    Bert remembers when

    Bertha "Bert" Nichols has some great memories she would like to share.The Nichols Brothers general store started in 1904 by the four Nichols brothers and two sisters. It was located in Southwest City, Mo., which is in the corner of three states: Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.On Saturdays, the streets of Southwest City were so full you could hardly get around because Saturday was trade day. Folks from all three states would come to buy and sell their goods.Bert said that when the stor...  Read More...