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Pawnee County Briefs
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Burdett Taco Night

BURDETT — The Burdett United Methodist Church will sponsor a taco night at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Educational Building. Tacos, nachos, desserts and beverages will be served for a free-will donation toward mission projects. Everyone is welcome.

Coffee Hour

LARNED — Thursday’s Larned Chamber of Commerce Coffee Hour will be sponsored by Pawnee Plaza, 1801 Broadway, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Monthly lab day Friday

LARNED — The monthly Pawnee County health department’s lab days is scheduled Friday, Aug. 26. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. at the 1st floor of the Pawnee County Courthouse, 715 Broadway. Patients need to fast from midnight the evening before.
Available lab tests are Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, $30; PSA (prostate specific antigen) $20; and HGBA1C $10. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel includes lipid profile, thyroid TSH, electrolytes, liver enzymes, glucose, hemogram (CBC) and other tests.
The health department offers the service in conjunction with Pawnee Valley Community Hospital and Quest Diagnostics. The first-come, first-serve, walk-in clinic requires no appointment. The lab days are scheduled the fourth Friday of each month. No insurance is billed and clients are responsible for following up on any abnormal results with their private medical provider.
For information, call (620) 285-6963 or e-mail Mary Beth Herrmann at

Hunter Ed Saturday

LARNED — The Larned Recreation Commission will sponsor an Internet-assisted hunter eduction session Saturday, Aug. 27th. Participants must be 11 years of age to complete the course.
For information, contact the LRC at 620-285-6002.

CNA course to be offered

LARNED — Barton Community College will offer a certified nurse aide course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 1 through Nov. 3 at Larned Health Care Center, 1114 W. 11th Street, in Larned. Instructor Andra Alderson will direct the class from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Students are required to complete an enrollment process that includes admission application to Barton, a reading assessment, completion of documents and payment prior to the start of the class. The fee for Barton County residents is $475, which includes tuition, fees and the state exam fee. The non-county fee is $490. A textbook fee is additional. To receive certification, students must complete the state examination. Scholarships for part-time students are available.
For information, call 620-792-9357 or 1-800-732-6842; or visit

City council to meet

LARNED — The Larned city council will conduct a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.
Agenda items include:
• Public Facilities Grant — Award Contract for HVAC
• Interconnect Project — Award Contract
• Public hearing for KDHE Water Main Loan
• Resolution Authorizing Submittal of KDHE Water Main Application
• Discussion of Beautification Ordinance
• League of Kansas Municipalities Annual Conference