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Meeting postponed for juvenile facility

LARNED – The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility scheduled The Citizen Advisory Luncheon planned for Tuesday will be postponed until the next regularly scheduled meeting to allow members and staff the opportunity to pay their respects to the Mull/Harter families.  Employees and staff of the Larned Juvenile Correctional facility offer condolences to the families and are thankful for their contributions to the community.

Sleep apnea clinic set for Thursday evening

LARNED — Pawnee Valley Sleep and Diagnostic Center will be hosting a free sleep apnea awareness clinic from 5-6 p.m.  Thursday in the St. Joseph Conference Room at Pawnee Valley Com­munity Hospital.  
During the clinic they will be doing a CPAP in-service and attendees are asked to bring their equipment, download their data card and bring the report to the meeting. The sleep apnea awareness clinic invited sleep apnea patients, families and friends.  
Veterans’ official to visit Larned Thursday

LARNED — Vincent Dorsey, veterans’ service representa­tive of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs, Fort Dodge, will visit Larned Thursday at the Veterans of Foreign War Building from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Larned State Hospital’s reimbursement office.
He will assist veterans, their dependents or survivors with questions concerning veterans benefits.

Larned officers will promote safety check

LARNED — The Larned Police Department will join other Kansas law enforce­ment agencies and issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up.
The check period will start Feb. 24 and go through March 7.
In 2012, 43 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that 74 percent of those teens were not properly buckled in their vehicles.
In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across Kansas will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools.
For more than 20 years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicle.
“Even one teen death is unacceptable,” said Larned Chief of Police Charles Orth. “Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.”
For more than 20 years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicle.

Health department to offer flu vaccine

LARNED — Walk-in clinics with no appointment for flu vaccine are being held every Wednesday and Friday of every week at the Pawnee County Health Department from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
You can download the consent form at:  Flu vaccine is recommended for anyone 6 months of age and older.   Flu mist and high dose vaccine are available.  Signed consent forms by parents for children under 18 years of age are required.  Insurance cards will be needed.  Private pay fees are accepted and the department has a sliding fee scale available as needed.   
For information, call  620-285-6963 or 800-211-4401.