Activities for the week of Sept. 12-18
A possible purchase of technology, a closed session and a board discussion of an assessment project are among the items on a short agenda for the next meeting of the Fort Larned USD 495 Board of Education. The board's monthly meeting for September will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at District Offices, 120 East Sixth in Larned.
Cradles & Crayons, an umbrella organization comprising several other groups, hosted a Chamber Coffee Hour Thursday morning in the Pawnee County Courthouse Lounge. The C&C Interagency Coordinating Council, explained by speakers and a brochure, consists of programs serving children from birth to age five and their families. Interagency Coordinating members are the Sunflower Early Education Center, the Pawnee County Health Department, USD 495 Parents as Teachers, the USD 495 school nurse, the Tri-ounty Early Education Center, Mid-Cap Kansas Head Start, Children's Mercy Community Relations, Child Care Connections and Southwest Developmental Services.
Eighteen members of the Quilting Bees Guild met on Sept. 7. Ann Hicks, president, welcomed new member Susan Gray. The "Puss in the Corner" friendship blocks were won by Diane Schultz and the school fat quarter drawing was won by Opal Macy. Diann Morell demonstrated the new friendship block "Kansas Star" from the Kansas City Star collection with fabric donated by Valeta Mantz, former member of the guild, and which will be due in October.
As to the driver's accoutrements, he had but two, his whip and his voice. The whip had a stock 10 feet long made of a hickory sapling with a lash of the same length made of rawhide. Attached to the end of the lash was a strip of soft leather five to six inches long, called a popper or cracker. A similar whip was used by men capturing wild Spanish cattle in the Everglades. The term "cracker" evolved into the language of the Deep South to designate an unsophisticated person. When the whip was cracked, it produced a sound ...
The staff of the Santa Fe Trail Center announced Thursday the launching of the Trail Center's new website. The project was made possible by a generous grant received from the Golden Belt Community Foundation, Great Bend. The various pages of the website include a Collections page, Education page, Events page, and more.
Betty Unruh of Larned will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception hosted by her daughter, Linda Prins and family, John and Derek, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Country Place Living, 714 West 9th in Larned.
High School Breakfast
All members of the Beta Sigma Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Master met for Beginning Day at the home of President Alice Clapsaddle. Following the supper cooked over an open fire, members reviewed the coming year's activities and adopted the 2010-2011 budget. With regret, Loretta Paulson was granted a leave of absence. The president thanked Merlene Baird and Rosie Rein for hosting the summer social in July and Marcia King for her outstanding contribution in saluting our beloved sister, Marty Buster. Members attending the memorial service placed a yellow rose on her casket. The meeting ended by drawing for ...
By Jim Misunas
LARNED - The general area of concentration for the Wet/Dry Routes Chapters is between the Ash Creek Crossing and Fort Dodge, in the Kansas counties of Pawnee, Edwards and Ford.
LARNED - Eighty members and guests of the Santa Fe Trail Trail Wet-Dry Chapter met Sunday at Country Living for the summer meeting and ice cream social.
By Jim Misunas
Kylie Miller puts her horse Paint through the paces in the Western Pleasure class during the Pawnee County 4-H Horse Show.
By David K. Clapsaddle
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. July 28 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
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