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Sleep apnea clinic set

LARNED — Pawnee Valley Sleep and Diagnostic Center will sponsor a free sleep apnea awareness clinic from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the St. Joseph Conference Room at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.  
Wendy with ResMed will be the keynote speaker for October.  The Sleep Apnea Awareness Clinic welcomes sleep apnea patients, families and friends.  

Nursing director will
be featured Oct. 13

LARNED — Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation  will be hosting “Ask The Expert” during Coffee Chat on Monday,  October 13, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.  
Kendra Barker, nursing director at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, will be the featured speaker. Barker oversees acute care and the emergency department. She will talk about influenza and flu vaccinations and wintertime precautions.  
Coffee Chat is held every Monday and is an opportunity for community members to gather together over free coffee and treats while sharing great fellowship and conversation.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Pawnee Republicans
will reorganize Oct. 9

LARNED -- Pawnee County Republican reorganizational meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at Larned Nazarene Church, 11th and Broadway.
All precinct committee members are encouraged to attend. The meeting is open to all Republicans and prospective Republicans.
Call 620-285-5110 or 285-525-1500 for additional information.
Quilting Bees meet

LARNED — The Quilting Bees Guild met on Sept. 16 at the First Presbyterian Church.  
Diane Schultz reported that several members of the guild attended the Pat Koechel presentation on Sept. 11 at the Great Bend Presbyterian church. Koechel demonstrated the techniques of a Mystery Quilt, Double Wedding Ring and Chemnies and Cornerstones.  
Thank you notes were read from Wendy Lieker, Mary Weber and Deb Smith.  A thank you was given to Colleen Wolf who offered flannel-backed tablecloths for any quilter who wanted one to use as a design board.  Alice Clapsaddle won the yellow fat quarter drawing.  
An invitation was extended to the quilters of the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness presentation on Oct. 13, from 5 to 8:30 pm at the Community Center which will include a supper at 6 p.m.  
In addition, the Larned State Hospital is selling T-shirts at $12 and $16, short or long sleeve as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness.  
In other business, Ann Hicks announced that she will be offering a noon hour quilt block demonstration at the library on the second Monday of each month.  The next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. at the church.
Mary Weber demonstrated a periwinkle block from a 5 inch charm square, pattern from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  During show and tell, the following participants were:  Rita Schaller, purse and picture; Karen Hadley, table mat from 2 ½ inch squares; Opal Macy, various quilt blocks; Diann Morell, Chevron quilt top in multiple colors and white.