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Junior Ranger Day Saturday at Fort Larned

FORT LARNED — Junior Ranger Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fort Larned National Historic Site.
 Students ages 6 to 12 will learn about America’s largest grazing animal — the Buffalo.
“We’ve planned a welcome party for the fort’s recently acquired life–size buffalo museum piece,” said Ranger Ellen Jones. “The Junior Rangers will play buffalo games, make a buffalo take-home craft, and listening to true story about a buffalo!
Badges or patches will be awarded. If you have already earned a Junior Ranger badge – wear it when you come and you will receive a patch to go with it! A snack will be provided. Group size is limited so please call to reserve a place for your child, 620-285-6911.
In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections and memorable experiences.  Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on K-156.  Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at, or by calling 620-285-6911. There is no admission fee.
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Bees meet

LARNED — The Quilting Bees guild met on May 7 at the First Presbyterian Church.
The group agreed to sponsor prizes in the open class quilting division for the 4-H Pawnee County Fair in July.
Discussion was held for the Quilter’s Celebration on Saturday, June 13 at the church. Thank you to Merlene Baird and Diann Morell for offering to visit area quilt shops for donations of door prizes for the event. This popular free event will include guest speakers, demonstrations, Peddler’s Korner, free table with magazines and other assorted items, coffee breaks, luncheon, as well as numerous door prizes. The public is invited.
Ann Hicks distributed fabric for those who are interested in making receiving blankets for Dr. Okey to take back to his native country in Africa. Anyone wishing to make receiving blankets may contact Ann Hicks at 285-1056. The goal is at least 100 blankets.
Ann Hicks distributed the top and bottom borders for the “Gobble” block which members have been constructing since fall. President Colleen Wolf demonstrated a “Ring-a-round the Rosie” small block using a five-inch charm with a backing of 3 ¼ inch square. Wolf distributed the small projects to each member with instructions to return the finished block to Wolf who will construct a pillow for the Quilting Celebration.
Show and Tell participants were Opal Macy, two quilts, “Pinwheel” constructed by members in 2007 and a “Scrappy” quilt; Merlene Baird, small quilt using 3 yards total for the top in a moss green and pink roses motif; Gayle Fanshier, easy pillowcase with handouts of the pattern; Diane Schultz, two octagon table toppers in dark colors; Diann Morell, June candlemat; Melvina Prescott, green and yellow baby afghan.

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