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Larned Briefs
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Quilting Bees meet
LARNED —  The Quilting Bees Guild guild met Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Larned.
Discussion was held on the upcoming Quilter’s Celebration in June.  President Colleen Wolf announced  a quilt show in Washington state sent by Janis Lewis, former member of the guild and an active quilter.  
Diane Schultz presented directions for the April candle mat block which is an umbrella. In addition, she gave directions for cutting the first block of the Mystery Quilt to be started at the Feb. 28 workshop for members.  In addition, Ann Hicks presented each member with the beginnings of a wall handing for fall, “Gobble till you Wobble.” Directions will be given at each meeting for each step. It is not too late for individuals in the community to join the guild and start the exciting quilt projects.  Interested persons may call the church at 285-6033 for information.
Ann Hicks demonstrated the 10 inch no-cutting block, a quick and easy project for beginning quilters.  
Show and Tell participants were  Ann Hicks, red and white 10 inch no-cutting block quilt; Diann Morell, blue and green curved nine patch table runner; Gayle Fanshier, Window Pane child’s quilt; Colleen Wolf, table topper from 5 inch blocks and 10 inch blocks using the  no-cut block method; Alice Clapsaddle, lined apron with fall motif.  The next regular meeting will be at the church on Tuesday, March 3.

Larned Ladies VFW
card party is Monday

LARNED — The Larned Ladies VFW Auxiliary is hosting their next card party on Monday, Feb. 23. Ten-point pitch is played and this event is open to anyone who likes to play cards.
You do not need a partner, just show up!  Doors open at 6 p.m. and a meal is served at 6:30 p.m. Cards are played after the meal.  
There is a suggested donation of $6 at the door. There are prizes for high and low scores. Proceeds are donated to the Larned EMS.

Modern Homemakers Meeting

LARNED — The Larned Modern Homemakers FCE Club met at the home of hostess Marcheta Jacobson for their regular monthly meeting.  Vicki Gillett presided.
Martha Scranton gave the lesson on “Caregiving.” There are currently around 65 million people serving as care-givers for a loved one. Information was given on how to take care of yourself while being a care-giver, as this is vitally important.
There is a lot of free information for the public on this topic.  There is information on-line, available from AARP, and free information from the government.
Guest Sheryl Sallee was the winner of the hostess gift.  The next meeting will be on March 17.
FCE is an organization that stands for Family and Community Education.  The club is dedicated to strengthening individuals, families and the community through continuing education, developing leadership and doing community action.  
If one is interested in visiting or joining the group, they can call Vicki Gillett,  Marcheta Jacobson, or call the extension office at 620-285-6901.

‘Ask the Expert’
to return March 9

LARNED — The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation will sponsor “Ask The Expert” during Coffee Chat from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Monday,  March 9, in the St. Joseph room at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.
March’s featured speaker will be Gretchen Whittington who will talk about PVCH’s new diabetes education program Diabetes Solutions.
Coffee Chat is held every Monday and it is an opportunity for community members to gather together over free coffee and treats while sharing great fellowship and conversation. Everyone is welcome/

Pawnee Valley will
sponsor sleep clinic

LARNED — Pawnee Valley Sleep and Diagnostic Center will sponsor a free sleep apnea awareness clinic from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 12in the St. Joseph room at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.  
Paul Carrington, PVCH chief nursing officer, who talk about stroke risks and how it relates to sleep disorders.  
The sleep apnea awareness clinic welcomes sleep apnea patients, families and friends.