Fifty-one members and guests attended Sunday's fall quarterly meeting of the Wet/Dry Routes Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association. It was held at Fort Larned National Historic Site. Dr. David Clapsaddle, chapter president, presented the program based on a booklet he authored, "A Long Way to Santa Fe."
The Larned community has been "wonderful, supportive, active," in its relationship with Larned Healthcare Center, Alisha Heyen told attendees at last Thursday's Chamber Coffee Hour, hosted by LHC. She said results of an August survey of the facility were good. The healthcare center now has open dining for breakfast, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. This means residents do not have to be ready to dine at a certain time, but can "come and get it" any time in that 2 1/2-hour period.
The kindergarten classes at Hillside Elementary will be coming downtown to have a safe Trick or Treat event on Friday.
The 20th Annual Last Chance Golf Tournament was held at the Larned Country Club on Oct. 17. The team of Jim Haynes, Keith Haynes, Brian Haynes and Glenn Salm won the championship flight. Twenty teams of four players each took part in the tourney.
Larned's City Council will meet in a special session at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 417 Broadway. "Old business" includes possible action on a recommendation by the planning commission about public land requirements for subdivisions.
The fall meeting of the Wet/Dry Routes Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will be at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Fort Larned National Historic Site. David Clapsaddle, chapter president, will present the program about the "Traveling Trunks." The trunk that accompanies and illustrates Clapsaddle's book for youngsters, "A Long Way to Santa Fe," has been presented in a program at elementary schools in St. John, La Crosse, Larned, Hoisington, Rozel, Jetmore and Pratt, with many more to come. A hamburger-and-trimmings meal will be served Sunday.
Dennis Wilson has been in the business of selling cars for about 40 years. While hosting last Thursday's Chamber Coffee Hour, he told the crowd he had "enjoyed most of it. ... I can get just about any kind of car you want. ... I go to sale at least once a week."
It's official! The construction of the Community Animal Shelter is to begin. The City of Larned is assisting with funds to break ground for the shelter. The total cost of the shelter is approximately $308,000. "We are under way in fulfilling a community need for an animal shelter. The shelter will be located on land donated by Al and Patty Campbell at the corner of 8th Street and Highway 264, just north of the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF)," said Lois Eye, president of the Pawnee County Humane Society.