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Chamber Coffee offers community information

Friday, February 1, 2013

As is the custom at Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce coffees, the host of the social gets to tell the group a little bit about itself.

In this case, Zack Reynolds offered a bit of information about his law firm to a crowd of about 50 chamber members meeting Thursday morning.

Reynolds has been a lawyer since 1985 in Fort Scott.

"One thing is our bread and butter -- trial work. It's 50-60 percent of what we are involved in. We also do business formation, estate planning, wills and trusts and family law," he said.

His law office moved to its present site, 2. S. Judson, in May 2010. "And if anyone has any history about this house, let us know," he told the group. His firm includes attorneys Angela Meyer and Eddie Penner; Shawnee Clary, certified paralegal; and office manager Lacy DeMott.

Other announcements at the coffee:

* A candidate forum for the spring school board, municipal and Fort Scott Community College board elections will be held March 5.

* Becky Tourtilott said the Fort Scott High School Seniors are having a truffle sale for Valentine's Day. They will be taking orders until Feb. 9.

*First Presbyterian Church Pastor Jared Witt announced that the first week after Easter, the church will meet briefly the morning of Sunday, April 7, and then send workers from the church out to clean up trash, or scrape or paint for area residents. He requested that names of people who could use help be given to church deacons who are coordinating the day.

* City Manager Dave Martin thanked all those involved in public safety for the "great work" they are doing, especially regarding a recent murder investigation.

*Bob Eckles, director of the Beacon, a local food assistance agency, encouraged everyone to support the dancers in the upcoming "Dancing With Our Stars" fundraiser on Saturday at the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott Community College.

*Chamber Executive Director Lindsay Madison announced that Verizon Wireless, 2 S. Main, has closed effective Thursday.

* Madison also announced that 5 Corners Mini Mart, at the corner of 12th Street and U.S. Highway 69, was closed Thursday and will re-open today. "This is for some ... exciting things coming," she said.

*The next Chamber Coffee will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, Bartlesmeyer Jewelry, 1519 S. National Ave.



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