As to the oxen equipage, (known contemporarily as furniture), there were but two components, the yoke and the chain. The American yoke was fashioned from a block of wood four feet in length, flat on the top and arched on the underside at each end to accommodate the curvature of the ox's neck. Two holes were bored at each end of the yoke, spaced apart about the width of an ox's head to receive the bow which encircled the ox's neck. They were most often made of hickory,
The Micro-Chip Clinic will be held at the Pawnee County Humane Society's Annual Dog Swim at the Larned Swimming Pool.
Larned High School's volleyball squad and football team got some game experience when they took the floor and the field in their annual intrasquad scrimmages last Friday night. The night's activities didn't end at the final whistle, however. Fifth Quarter activities, sponsored by the LHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Larned Boosters, a local church group and the LHS athletic department, provided free food and entertainment to a large group of students.
Look for tomatoes with golden-yellow, pink or white spots on the fruit. This type of damage is often caused by stinkbugs, the shield- shaped insects that emit a foul odor when disturbed. The stinkbug injures the fruit by using its mouthparts to probe. Color development is affected where probing occurs, which results in the off color, cloudy spots. Heavy feeding causes spots to spread, so tomatoes may develop a golden color. If you look closely, you can see the pinprick- sized puncture wounds in the middle of the spots. Hard, whitish, callous tissue develops beneath the skin at the area ...
"Freighting Artifacts of the Santa Fe Trail" is a new exhibit at Antiques and Artifacts, 513 Broadway in Larned. The artifacts will be displayed there through the Larned-based Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous, Sept. 16-18.
Beginning in September, Larned-area patients requiring Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services will no longer have to travel to other communities to receive these tests.
Academics: Sydney Niemeyer, Senior
Larned High School's Over Actors' Anonymous will present a murder mystery-comedy, "Who Poisoned His Meatball?," by Craig Sodaro, at their first-ever "Cookies 'N' Cream" mystery matinee on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church's annex in Larned. Tickets are $7 and will include the show and delicious ice cream, cookies and a drink. Tickets can be purchased from any OAA member, or people can call instructor Janet Fleske at Larned High School, 285-2151. They will go on sale next week. All proceeds will go toward purchasing additional wireless microphones.
American oxen in the Santa Fe trade weighed 1,800 to 2,000 pounds. One yoke of oxen in 1864 "weighed 430 pounds each, but were not fat, were a full eighteen hands (six feet) tall, five feet, ten inches long, and eight feet around the girth." On the other hand, Mexican oxen were smaller than the American steers. Thomas Burns, a settler in early territorial Kansas, described them "as small Mexican cattle, many of them black or black and tan in color and they all had short horns."
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update in Larned to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery style.
By Jim Misunas
By Jim Misunas
LARNED - The friends and customers of Al Hanken Motors gathered for the city's worst-kept secret - owner Don Hanken was selling the business to Terry Taylor.
By Jim Misunas
Welcome Inn Notes
LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board met in May and June to discuss tennis courts and air conditioning business.
LARNED - The Kansas Supreme Court reappointed Chief Judge Bruce Gatterman of Larned to a two-year term last year as Chief Judge of the 24th Judicial District effective Jan. 1, 2014.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. July 7 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - The monthly charge for city-owned trash service is targeted to rise, but the competing Pawnee Sanitation will continue to be allowed to compete for trash services in Larned and Pawnee County.
By Jim Misunas
2014 Pawnee County Fair Schedule
Dear Pawnee Sanitation Patrons,
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