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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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    Standing in the gap

    Successful Good Samaritan fundraiser brings in nearly $30,000 to support seniors in needA well-known Bible verse talks about “standing in the gap,” referring to offering prayer and support for others who are unable to do it for themselves.Ginger Nance, executive director of Fort Scott Presbyterian Manor, notes this verse when discussing the success of Fort Scott Presbyterian Manor’s recent Good Samaritan fundraising event. The event is held annually to provide financial support...  Read More...

  • Fond fundraising memories

    Christmas may be behind us, but we remember fondly the sweet success of our soup supper and bake sale. We wanted to help the community by raising money for families in need, and with the help of Fred Hixon, our maintenance director who served as auctioneer, we did! Thank you to all of those who attended the soup supper and auction, and to those who donated.PHOTOS: Marge Bailey, left, half-way through the auction; Pastor Larry Stevicks and his wife Glenda with Pastor John Kellum, enjoying their s...  Read More...

  • Grant enables therapeutic garden expansion

    Fort Scott Area Community Foundation gives $1,000Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s efforts to build a therapeutic garden on the campus got a boost from the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation through the foundation’s grant program.“The therapeutic garden at Presbyterian Village was started in 2017 with funds from Modern Woodmen, Presbyterian Village funds and hundreds of volunteer hours,” said Ginger Nance, executive director at the Presbyterian Village. “This year...  Read More...

  • One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

    Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.   Read More...