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Pawnee County Briefs

POSTED November 19, 2011 5:43 p.m.

‘Trails to War’ featured

LARNED — The Santa Fe Trail Center will present from “Trails to War,” a  program by Ron Smith, attorney and well known local historian and author of Thomas Ewing Jr., Frontier Lawyer and Civil War General. 
Smith will explore the affect of the Civil War on the Santa Fe Trail and western commerce. Many exciting events in American history occurred during the 60 years of wagon travel on the Santa Fe Trail.
The program will be held in the Trail Center’s auditorium at 2 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is half price: Adults $2, Students ages 12 to 18,  $1.50, Children ages 6 to 11,  75 cents; Fort Larned Historical Society members are free.
The Santa Fe Trail Center is two miles west of Larned on K-156. For information, call 620-285-2054 or visit the website

Variety Show Sunday

LARNED — The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary will present its annual Variety Show at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Adult tickets are $5 and students are $2.50.
Jerry and Julie Ford are behind the scenes, using their expertise in direction and stage décor. Luke Geer will serve as the master of ceremonies.  Tom Seltman will be work as stage manager.
The entertainment will feature a band, a singing group, several medleys, dancers, and some stylish piano. “Montagga’s Group,” will perform along with Michael Wysong’s band. The show will feature twists and turns that will inspire and touch the heart of the crowd.

Endowment group to sponsor sale Nov. 28 at state hospital

LARNED — The Larned State Hospital Endowment Association will sponsor an Everything $6 fundraising jewelry and accessories sale at the LSH auditorium near the center of the Larned State Hospital grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Most items, except specially priced specials, are $6.  The event is sponsored through  B&N Jewelry, a Kansas company.
Sales benefit the LSH Endowment Association, which has a mission of enhancing patient care at Larned State Hospital. For information, contact Brenda West Hagerman (620) 285-4595.

USD 495 calendar

Sunday — FCCLA party 5:30 p.m.
Monday — Stuco Executive, 7:30 a.m.; Sports Photos, LHS Wrestling, Merten’s Center, 4 p.m.;  LHS Boys Basketball, LMS, 5 p.m.; Cheerleaders, LMS, 5:30 p.m.;  LHS Girls Basketball, LMS, 6 p.m.; LMS Site Council, 6 p.m.
Tuesday — Hutchinson Community College visitation, Seminar Room 7; Prospective LHS Baseball players meet in Student Lounge, Seminar; LMS Boys Basketball vs. Dodge City Sacred Heart, 4:30 p.m.; LMS Girls Basketball at Dodge City Sacred Heart, 4:30 p.m.

Larned calendar

Sunday — Santa Fe Trail Center, From Trails to War, 2 p.m.;  Pawnee Valley Auxiliary Variety Show, Larned Community Center, 2:30 p.m.;  Welcome Inn Senior Center, Ice Cream Social, 113 W. 4th Street, 4 p.m.
Friday — Bradley Family Annual Musical, Escue Chapel, 1220 Carroll Ave., 7 p.m.

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