By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Larned Briefs
Placeholder Image

Christian concert scheduled
LARNED — Larned Church of the Nazarene and Overbey Ministries in Macksville will sponsor an evening of Christian music at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Larned Community Center.
The concert is free with a love offering to be taken. For information, call (620) 285-6392 or e-mail
The featured entertainer will Larry Howard, the founder of the southern rock band Grinderswitch.
In 1980, Howard quit Grinderswitch and his life of drugs after committing to a Christian lifestyle. Howard travels the country with his “Christian Blues” music and transforming lives. Howard delivers an active prison ministry, often giving three concerts a day. His website is

City council to meet May 23
LARNED — A special session of the Larned city council scheduled May 16 has been postponed until May 23 at 6:30 p.m. 
Agenda items include:
Presentation of Insurance Dividend by Crawford McDonald Insurance Agency; Review Fireworks Regulations Concerning Fund Raising Pre-Sales; Ordinance Adopting NAICS Classification System for Zoning Regulations; Request to Replace Street Department Dump Truck; Ordinance Adding Reference to State and Federal Laws for Wind Generation Projects; Ordinance Adopting Codification of Zoning Regulations; Review Proposals for Sale of Armory; City Manager’s Report.

Alpha Kappa Master
LARNED — Rosie Rein hosted the May 9 meeting of the Alpha Kappa Master sorority chapter, using a Kentucky Derby theme. 
The Beta book drill was on rules and regulations. A card was signed for the Laureate chapter for hosting the annual Founder’s Day event.
Marcia King thanked the chapter for electing her Girl of the Year. 
Annual plants were given to seven members for perfect attendance for the year: Julie Ford, Merlene Baird, Alice Clapsaddle, Rosie Rein, Marcia King, Glenna Melkus and Janet Skelton. 
The summer social will be hosted by Patty Smith and Glenna Melkus.
The Program of the Year award was given to Glenna Melkus and Alice Clapsaddle for their “Enchanted Ireland” program.
An installation of officers was conducted with the same officers remaining with Rosie Rein stepping in as the new vice president.
Following the business meeting, Julie Ford led in activities including trivia of the Kentucky Derby which is held the first Saturday in May since 1875. Members paraded their Kentucky Derby hats as Katherine George judged the event. Refreshments were served during the social hour. As is the custom, our mothers were honored by each member receiving a yellow rose.
The next meeting will be Beginning Day on Aug. 29 at the home of Alice Clapsaddle.