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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...

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    Finding “home” when life changes

    As anyone who’s gone around the sun more than a few times can tell you, life changes. Sometimes gradually, and sometimes lightning fast. One day, you’re living with your spouse in a home you’ve owned for years, and not long after, your spouse has passed and you’re faced with tough choices.That’s where Earline Foster found herself in December of 2018.  Read More...

  • A new perspective

    Janet Braun is a very familiar face around Fort Scott Presbyterian Village. First, when her parents lived here as two of the first residents. Then, as a board member and volunteer who dedicated countless hours to improve quality of life.   Read More...