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Member Spotlight: Martin Law Office

Martin Law office is a local firm that offers legal services. They are open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information, you may visit their Directory Listing or call 620-285-3813.

Fort Larned NHS Currently Hosting Duct Tape Art Exhibit

It’s hard to believe such beautiful “paintings” could be made of duct tape.  The art pieces look like oil on canvas, but when the viewer realizes the art medium is duct tape, people take a second look and marvel at the artistry. 
 
Artist Chad Farnes has created art pieces featuring landscapes for the exhibit “A Tribute to our National Parks” using the 59 National Parks as inspiration to create his duct tape masterpieces.  This traveling exhibit of twenty art pieces will be on display at Fort Larned National Historic Site in the visitor center from now through July 28, 2016. The exhibit features Carlsbad Caverns NP, Theodore Roosevelt NP, Rocky Mountain NP, Hot Springs NP, and others.
 
The artists’ work is a collection of landscapes created with various forms of tape and is not the typical gray glossy duct tape that comes to mind. The works are vibrant with fanciful colors, where the trees and mountains are illuminated, taking the viewer on a dreamlike journey, drawing us into the scenes. The tape itself is torn and cut into intricate mosaics, layered many times over and ultimately coated in a thick clear varnish. The end result is a masterpiece.
 
Artist Chad Farnes was raised in California before moving to Utah for college. He originally stumbled across tape art when a roommate used painter’s tape to decorate a wall. Chad began creating his own wall creations and eventually expanded into using other types of tape, such as masking tape and duct tape on different surfaces, such as canvas. Chad has exhibited at several locations around the country, such as Utah Country Art Gallery and in Brooklyn, NY at the Crest Hardware Art Show. For more information about Chad’s work, visit his website at http://ezetary.com/portfolio
 
In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you – both in personal connections and memorable experiences.   Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156.    Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling 620-285-6911.  There is no admission fee.
 
Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Member Spotlight: Stepping Stones Learning Center

Stepping Stones Learning Center offers preschool education for children ages 2.5 through Kindergarten enrollment. Join our school family where children and families are loved unconditionally. Call for a visitation today!

For more information, you may visit their Directory Listing.

Learn at Lunch with Fort Larned NHS

Register today for our August Learn at Lunch with Ellen Jones from Fort Larned National Historic Site. Join us on Thursday, August 25th at the Santa Fe Trail Center for this informative and engaging session on their upcoming Centennial Celebration and Picnic in the Park! Registration deadline is Thursday, August 18th at 5:00 pm. Lunch is provided. Cost to attend is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. To register, you may call the office at (620) 285-6916 or send an email to sblanton@gbta.net.

Get Ready to Picnic in the Park!

Fort Larned National Historic Site – This year the National Park Service turns 100 and Fort Larned invites you to celebrate with them.  Join them on August 27, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm for a “Picnic in the Park”.  They’ll have music from the Fort Larned Post Band, military history displays, fun activities for the kids, cultural foods, and much more.  Mark your calendars, get your picnic baskets ready, and stay tuned for more details.

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you – both in personal connections and memorable experiences.   Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156.    Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling 620-285-6911.  There is no admission fee.

Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Member Spotlight: VonFeldt, Bauer & VonFeldt

WHAT TO EXPECT

During all services we perform, we will be readily available to respond to requests by management. We will work closely with you to answer any questions that may arise during our engagement and to provide any additional services that may be required.

OUR COMMITMENT

We promise to provide your organization with the highest quality service available in the industry today. We pride ourselves on creating an “open door” to our senior level managers and partners, in order for your team to get the answers and advice you need in a timely manner. We pledge to make your concerns our first priority in all services we provide. We believe that exceeding your expectations is the scorecard for our success.

OUR MISSION

VonFeldt, Bauer & VonFeldt will listen to our clients and provide them with service and value exceeding all their expectations. We strive for excellence in all that we do. We cultivate a culture of teamwork, cooperation and support.

SERVICES
– Auditing & Attest Services
– Bookkeeping
– Consulting Services
– Estate Planning
– Financial Planning
– Tax Preparation & Planning
– Payroll Services
– QuickBooks

For more information, you may visit their Directory Listing.

Member Spotlight: Carr Auction & Real Estate

Carr Auction & Real Estate, Inc. has been conducting business since 1965, facilitating the movement of both Real Estate and Personal Property of ALL types from Sellers to Buyers. Carr Auction performs both private party listings and live auction settings for Real Estate. Other services include: Complete Appraisal Services, Mobile office for off-site Auction locations, Storage and Hauling, 40,000 sq ft indoor Gallery space. Carr Auction closes 100 plus Real Estate Transactions and 80-90 Live Auctions every year. Let their Experience work for you!

For more information, you may visit their Directory Listing.

Celebrate American History at Fort Larned This Independence Day Weekend

If you’re looking for something to do this July 4th weekend Fort Larned has plenty of activities for the whole family.  Fort Larned staff and volunteers will bring the fort to life as soldiers and civilians, officers’ wives and laundress.  Come out and watch the blacksmith use fire to turn iron into everyday object, or hear the crack of rifles and the boom of the cannon.  There will be crafts for kids and the Buffalo Game, a fun way to learn about the North American bison.  Independence Day is a time to think about our history and what our country means to us.  What better place to do that than historic Fort Larned?

Here is the schedule of events for all three days, July 2, 3 & 4:

10:00 am – Anvil and Forge: the Blacksmith at Fort Larned

11:00 am – Frontier Army Weapons: Small Arms and Artillery Firing Demonstration

1:00 pm – The Buffalo Game: The North American Bison and the Plains Indians

2:00 pm – Buffalo Soldiers: An American Legend on the Western Frontier

3:00 pm – So You Want to Join the Army? The Life of a Frontier Soldier

4:30 pm – Flag Retreat: The Traditional Army Flag Lowering Ceremony

 

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you – both in personal connections and memorable experiences.   Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156.    Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling 620-285-6911.  There is no admission fee.

Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Member Spotlight: Pawnee County Coop

The mission of the Pawnee County Coop is to deliver value to their customers by providing agricultural marketing, technological information and services based on sound cooperative practices while operating as a profitable business. Their vision is to equip their agribusiness members with innovative, progressive ideas and information for them to make future advancements in agriculture to compete in the global market place.

For more information, you may visit their directory listing.

Christmas in July

2016 Christmas in July