The Talking Tombstones program previously scheduled in July but postponed due to the extreme heat at that time has been rescheduled for Sept. 23. The event, sponsored by the Wet/Dry Routes Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association in conjunction with the Larned Convention and Tourism Committee, will be presented at the Larned Cemetery beginning at 7 p.m.
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