Thirteen new members for 2010, in the Larned High School National Honor Society chapter, were inducted in a ceremony Tuesday evening in the LHS Choir Room. Brittanie Miller, vice president of the chapter and a continuing member from 2009, welcomed the new members.
Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, in conjunction with First State Bank of Larned, is hosting a Communitywide Health Fair on Friday morning, Nov. 5, from 6:30 to 11 a.m., in the First State Bank lobby and meeting room, 116 West 6th.
On Monday, the Larned High School "Band of Indians" traveled to Fort Hays State University to participate in the High Plains Marching Festival. The band has been working since August preparing their show, "The Best of Queen." They performed "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bicycle Race" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." Under the leadership of Drum Major Maris Delgadillo, the band received a Superior rating for their performance. They were evaluated by six judges for their performance in five categories: Music performance, marching and maneuvering, general effect, percussion and color guard.
The First "Run For Charity," sponsored by Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine, was held Oct. 9 to benefit the Pawnee County Health Department. Organizers plan to make the event an annual one. The Pawnee County Health Department conducted a Flu Vaccination Clinic as well, inside at Progressive Therapy.
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."
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently recognized the employees and volunteer of the quarter for the months of October, November, and December, 2014. These individuals were selected from nominations submitted by their peers; nominees are chosen based upon factors including job performance, dependability, competence, initiative, work ethic, and achievement.
FORT LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site is off to a great way of celebrating the National Park Service Centennial - whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or not - you'll want to celebrate too!
PRATT - Two Larned High wrestlers came within one victory of qualifying for the Class 4A state wrestling tournament at Salina. Larned's Hunter Fitzpatrick (106) and Jeremiah Slattery (182) advanced to the consolation finals at the Pratt wrestling regional before losing.
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