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Pawnee County Briefs
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Clothing giveaway Saturday

 LARNED -- Sts. Mary and Martha Episcopal Church will be having a free clothing give-away from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 803 Main Street in Larned. 

 Movie scheduled Saturday afternoon

 LARNED -- ‘Journey of the Universe’ will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jordaan Memorial Library in Larned. The Grass Roots Environmental Action Team (GREAT) hosts this free public showing. 

 Burdett dinner Sunday

BURDETT -- The Burdett Post 280 SAL is sponsoring a Pancake and Sausage Feed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Burdett American Legion. A freewill offering will be taken. 

  Dinner scheduled Sunday

LARNED -- The Pawnee County Food Pantry and the Larned Orphan Grain Train collection center at 501 Main Street will sponsor an Irish Beef Stew dinner and Open House from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to attend and visit the collection center and food pantry, and tour the historic old court house. 

 PBC to meet Monday

LARNED -- The Pawnee County Public Building Commission annual meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the Pawnee County courthouse lounge. 

 Dinner scheduled Wednesday

ROZEL -- The Rozel United Methodist Church will be holding their annual Soup Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The menu will feature soup, dessert and drinks for a free-will donation. 

  Women's History Day celebrated

FORT LARNED — Calling all grade school students!  
While you are enjoying a bit of free time you can celebrate Women’s History Month at Fort Larned National Historic Site. Fort Larned is planning a variety of activities designed for children, ages 6 through 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.  Tuesday.
Dress up and step back in time to see what life was like for the women and children of Fort Larned.  
Students will become part of another era. Park Ranger Ellen Jones will lead fun activities as the teacher in the one-room school and the laundress overseeing chores at the dugout. Children will enjoy these old fashioned lessons and chores!  
Finally, we will experience games a mother or an older sister would organize on Officer’s Row.  A homemade craft and a take–home souvenir are part of this program.  Outdoor activities will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.
Fort Larned National Historic Site is 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.  
For information on area tourism partners and community services go to or call (620) 285-6916.   

Huelskamp to visit

LARNED — Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp will visit Larned and Jetmore on Wednesday, March 27 in a series of Town Hall meetings. Huelskamp will sponsor a town hall in all 65 counties he represents.
The Larned meeting is scheduled at noon at the Larned Chamber, 502 Broadway. The Hodgeman County Town Hall is scheduled at 4 p.m. at500 Main Street in Jetmore.
Constituents with questions may contact the Dodge City office, 620-225-0172; or Salina office, 785-309-0572.
“I am excited about our turnout so far this year, and I look forward to hearing what people have to say about the direction of our nation. These town hall meetings are by far my favorite part of the job. They provide me with excellent direction and I take everything I hear back to Washington.”

Lipid, blood sugar
testing is available

LARNED — The Pawnee County Health Department offers fasting lipid profiles and blood sugars during the morning hours of their open clinic days — Wednesday and Friday’s, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Appointments need to be made for the screening test, which requires that you fast for 12 hours. The test is done with a simple finger stick to obtain the blood sample.  The screening test results will tell your total cholesterol, low density lipids (LDL), high density lipids (HDL), triglycerides, plus a blood glucose screening.
Your blood pressure will also be checked. Your results are available within 5 to 7 minutes. Cost of the screening test is $25. No insurance will be billed.   
Call the health department to schedule your appointment, 620-285-6963 or 800-211-4401.

LHS calendar

Friday — End of third weeks; FCA, 7:30 a.m.; Student Assembly, Seminar, gym; FCCLA at Wichita; IEP- Conference Room, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday — Walk for Diabetes, LHS Track, 9 a.m.

Commission to meet

LARNED — The Pawnee County commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Pawnee County Courthouse.
Agenda items include:
10 a.m. — Larry Sharp, Kcamp, insurance updates.
10:30 a.m. — Kurt Demel, Pawnee County highway administrator, annual report, road updates.
1:30 p.m. — HaysMed monthly financial update.
Ballots available

LARNED — Sample ballots are available for viewing at:
Advance voting for the April 2, 2013, city/school elections, has started, in person or by mail.
Candidates are Larned mayor, Bob Pivonka, Taylele VanNorden; city council, Ward 1, Charles Spina, Gene Pierce; Ward 2, David Zecha; Ward 3, Dennis Wilson; Ward 4, Kim Barnes.
Burdett, council (top 3), Joe Miller, Lee Olsen, Joe Griffie.
Garfield, mayor, Benny Burger, Robert Hoch; council (top 5), Ed Ummel, Thon Basom, Rachel Bird, John Ebert, Kevin Greathouse, Gerald Hickman, Travis Burger, Robert Banes
Rozel, council (top 3), Bradley Colglazier, Ritch Foos, Deanna Cantrell.
Fort Larned USD 495, Position 4, June Barger; Position 5, Jay Haremza; Postion 6, Kimi Bowman, Leroy Lyon.
Rozel USD 496, Position 1-3, Philip Hammeke; Position 1-5, Rod Eldridge; Position 2-6, Candi Polson.
For information, please call the Pawnee County clerk’s office; 620 285-3721.