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Reception scheduled

LARNED – A retirement reception is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday for John Barnard, Larned State Hospital employee. Barnard is retiring after 28 years of service. The reception will be at the activity therapy room at LSH.

Welcome Inn meets

LARNED — The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Inn Leisure Center Inc. was called to order by President Charles Wonsetler on September 7, 2011 at 12:40 p.m. In addition to Charles Wonsetler, the following board members were present: Betty Tauscher, Secretary, Thelmarie Wilhite, Historian, Ernie Ashley, Financial Sec, Marylee Phinney, Vice President and Roger Haberman, Reporter. Absent was Jim Forrest, Treasurer.
Betty Tauscher gave the treasurer’s report. All bills were allowed.
September is National Senior Center month. There will be a weekly article in The Tiller and Toiler on activities here at the Welcome Inn, along with some quotes from individuals that eat at the Welcome Inn. Free coffee and tea will be available with the noon meals. Some other possible activities were also discussed.
The next carry in dinner is scheduled for Sept. 11 with Bobbie Sharrock and Nan Williams being the hosts. The carry in dinners held on Aug. 14 was hosted by Mary Kerns and Loretta Moss with over 30 people attending, and a lot of food available.
The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 5. The annual meeting will take place Oct. 5 starting about noon.

USD 495 calendar

Wednesday — LHS Band at Kansas State Fair; LHS Stuco, 7:30 a.m.
Thursday — Hillside Photos; LHS Golf at Larned, 10 a.m.; LHS Tennis at Larned, 3 p.m.; LHS Fr. Volleyball at Great Bend, 4 p.m.; LHS Cross Country at Stafford, 4 p.m.; LHS Volleyball Quad at Otis, 4 p.m.; LMS Football vs. Ellinwood, 4:30 p.m.; LMS Volleyball vs. Ellinwood, 4:30 p.m.
Friday — FCA, 7:30 a.m.; Phinney Photos; LHS Football at Thomas More Prep, 7 p.m.
Saturday — LHS JV Football at South Barber, 9 a.m.; LHS Tennis at Pratt, 9 a.m.; LHS Volleyball at Russell, 9 a.m.

Larned calendar

Wednesday — Pawnee County Economic Development meeting, 502 Broadway, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday — United Way coffee hour, Glory Be, 9:30 a.m.
Friday — Maps available for city-wide garage sale, Larned Chamber.
Saturday — City-wide garage sale; Escue Chapal Men’s Ministry Fish Fry, 13th and Carroll, 11:30 to 6 p.m.; Talking Tombstones, Larned Cemetery, 7 p.m.

Class to help Komen fund

LARNED  — A self-defense seminar designed for women and children will benefit the Susan Komen Quest For A Cure Breast Cancer Fund. The class is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24.
Nathan Chlumsky, director of of the Larned Family Israeli/Okinawan Kobra Kai Karate and Mixed Martial Arts USA Academy, will donate $5 for each person who signs up for the class.
The seminar “Fight like a Girl,” is for women, children and any and all who would like to train. The program was created by a female martial artist and is now associated with the fight to end breast cancer.
“It will consist of many street fighting concepts that are simple for anyone to do and will work on bigger attackers with little effort,” he said. “I hope that this will become an annual event which will grow bigger and better.”
 For information, call 620-617-1701 or 285-6674.