Sidewalk scribbling is raised to an
art form at the 7th Annual Chalk Art Festival where professional artists and children of all ages will release their inner Picassos. Rounding out the festival vibe will be food vendors, balloons, a caricature artist, an art contest and live music by Jenny Wood and the Watchers. Finished works will be on display to purchase and all proceeds benefit Emberhope.


We're all patriotic on the Fourth of July

But one Augusta family is devoted to their country 365 days a year. This month we catch up with Jonathon Blank, a Marine who in 2010 lost both of his legs to an IED in Afghanistan. His pride in the USA and all it stands for is undimmed, as is that of his entire family who are also in public service.

Read here about one Wichitan who spreads sparks of kindness like amber waves of grain across the country. Also learn about powwow etiquette and Indian tacos in our feature on the American Indian Festival, the original Keepers of the Plains. And do it all in Star Spangled Style where high-hued cowboy boots go with everything!

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