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Pawnee County Briefs
Awards banquet is Wednesday
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LARNED — The Larned High School athletic awards banquet is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Larned Community Center. The Larned athletic and activity assembly is scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the LMS gym.
There will be a bonfire for the Larned High softball team at Jordaan Park immediately following the athletic banquet scheduled about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
There will be a sendoff pep rally for the softball team at the LHS parking lot at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The bus will drive downtown before heading to Manhattan Thursday.

Larned calendar
Wednesday—Larned Junior Golf Signup, Larned Country Club, 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday—Pawnee County Health Department Lab Day, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Saturday—LHS Class of 1951 Reunion, Glory Be, 7th and Broadway, Call Katherine George 285-7478; Barbara Bland 285-6018.
May 31—Boy Scout Signup, K-4th grade, 701 Main Street, 7 p.m.

Voting starts for Business, Employee of the Year
LARNED — Voting for the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce finalists for Business of the Year and Employee of the Year must be filed by Friday.
Business of the Year candidates are Country Place Senior Living, First State Bank and Trust and Country Seasons Flower Shop.
Employee of the Year candidates are Kevyn Soupiset, Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine; Richard Schwartzkopf, Larned Tiller and Toiler; and Kevin Holt, Tabler Furniture.
E-mail votes to Tama Hanson at or deliver to the Larned Chamber office by Friday.
The Chamber and Pawnee County Economic Development Commission banquet is scheduled June 9.

Quilters celebration
LARNED — The public is invited to the annual Quilter’s Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 4 at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris.
The free event will include quilting/sewing demonstrations from 9 a.m. until noon, a potluck meal at noon time, and an old-fashioned quilting bee in the afternoon which includes hand quilting and storytelling.
Demonstrations feature various topics — a bag from tea towels, decorating tea towels, 10-minute table runner-hot dog-pillow case, wagon wheel table runner, three-dimensional flying geese, binding, animal food bag tote, half square triangles quilt, 3-strip log cabin and easy scarf. 
Prizes and a sale corner will be available. For information, call Ann Hicks, 285-1056 or the church 285-6033.