Members of the Quilting Bees guild met on Nov. 16. In the absence of the president, Virginia Bauer and Alice Clapsaddle chaired the meeting. Announcements included the Dec. 7 Christmas dinner and party at 6:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church. Members are to bring a dish to share and a gift to exchange. The snowflake fat quarters will be drawn as well as the friendship blocks.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Mary Beth Herrmann, RN, registered nurse, administrator and health officer for the Pawnee County Health Department in Larned, was one of 10 winners selected Friday, Oct. 22, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo., from several hundred Nursing the Heart of Healthcare award nominees.
The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has announced the following Employees of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2010: Uniformed, Brad Shields, COI; Non-Uniformed, Pamela Delp, Senior Administrative Assistant; Contract, Roy Spray, Mental Health Professional.
The "Quilting Divas" of Larned will present their fourth annual "Holiday Extravaganza," this time for 2010, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church in Larned. Many unique, handmade items will be available for purchase, "just in time for Christmas."
If you farm 250 acres or more, of corn, soybeans and/or vegetables, in Pawnee County, you are being asked to pick up a registration form or enter online - in the Monsanto Fund's American's Farmers GROW COMMUNITIES.
The staff of the Santa Fe Trail Center invites the public to a program on historic buildings on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in the museum. Dr. Merlene Baird will present a visual tour of historic homes in Kansas with an emphasis on houses close to the Larned area. Information will be given about keeping the buildings historic and well-preserved versus remodeled.
A fire of unknown origin did extensive damage Saturday night to a machine storage shed at the Lee F. Fischer farm southwest of Larned. Bill Clapham, Larned fire chief, said the machine shed was full, he believed, with a camper, a pickup and other items inside. He said he had "no idea" of the total amount of damage done. The Larned Fire Department received the fire call shortly before 9 p.m., Clapham said. It was a "bad fire," i.e., he said that everything went downhill after the firefighters arrived and tried to extinguish it.
Longtime board member Larry Carr was honored at the Fort Larned Historical Society's annual meeting last Monday at the Santa Fe Trail Center. Board President Tom Seltmann thanked Carr for his many years of service as he steps down from the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum's governing board. Carr's service on the board of directors spanned 24 years, from 1986 to 2010.
Larned is ready to collect Christmas cheer in the form of a shoe box. Local residents have set a goal of 200 gift-filled shoe boxes and by the end of National Collection Week, every Operation Christmas Child drop-off site hopes to be bursting with these gifts of love that bring joy to needy children worldwide, according to Pastor Mark Slattery at Larned's First Southern Baptist Church.
There are going to be a lot of Christmas-y things going on on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2nd and State streets in Larned. One of them will involve George Weber of Great Bend as Santa Claus, in his wagon drawn by his 14-year-old mule, Babe. Babe is a jenny, or female. Weber made all of his wagon, he said, except for the axles and springs.
GREAT BEND - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently participated in Great Bend's sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes relay race. The event is a playful opportunity for men to increase awareness in their community, as well as to raise funds to combat violence against women.
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently formally recognized three newly-promoted staff at the Town Hall meeting May 6 - Charles Perez, Juvenile Corrections Officer II (sergeant); and Justin Veeder, Juvenile Corrections Officer III (lieutenant); and Sam Sullivan, Juvenile Corrections Officer II sergeant);