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Pawnee County Briefs
Congressman to visit March 27
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Huelskamp to visit March 27

LARNED — Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp will visit Larned at noon Wednesday, March 27 at the Larned Chamber, 502 Broadway.
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.”

Rozel UMC soup dinner scheduled Wednesday

ROZEL — The Rozel United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual soup supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The menu will feature soup, dessert and drinks for a free-will donation.

Weather meeting scheduled for Thursday evening

LARNED — Jeff Hutton, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Dodge City, will present a severe weather spotter talk at 7 p.m. Thursday in the J.A. Haas building, 400 E. 18th Street.
All training is free, is open for anyone to attend. Anyone with a desire to learn how to identify severe weather and to learn about the dangers from these storms is encouraged to attend. The program will last about 90 minutes.
For information contact Pawnee County emergency management, 620-285-8966.

Quilt workshop Thursday

LARNED — The public is invited to two mini quilting workshops sponsored by the The Quilting Bees, the local guild, that will celebrate National Quilting Month.
Mary Weber will present the “Infinity Scarf” through demonstration, examples and handouts at 1 p.m. Thursday.  The simple scarf is long and can be folded into layers effecting different styles.  Easy project.  
Virginia Bauer will present ideas using wool at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28.  Examples of table toppers, ornaments and other unique items will be presented for perusal.
For information call 620-285-6033.

Parenting class to start

LARNED — Valerie Marshall of Fort Larned USD 495 and Holly Corman of the Pawnee County Health Department will start the Incredible Years parenting class April 8 for Pawnee County residents.
The Incredible Years program requires meeting once per week for 14 weeks. The program takes a reflective look at positive parenting strategies, discipline, and behavior modification. The mission and goal of Incredible Years parenting program is to advance the social and emotional behavior of children of all ethnic groups, through a series of interlocking teaching programs supported by more than 25 years of clinically proven worldwide research.
“Our goal is to deliver teaching programs and materials that develop positive parent-teacher-child relationships and assist in recognizing and treating aggressive behavior before a child becomes an adult,” Mrshall said.
Marshall and Corman were trained in December, 2011 to facilitate the Incredible Years parenting program. This program training and materials purchase was made possible by a collaborative effort of USD 495 Parents as Teachers, the Pawnee County Health Department, and the Golden Belt Community Foundation.
Call Marshall, 620-285-6071 or Corman, 620-285-6963 for registration or more information.

LHS calendar

March 25 — Do Hard project Assembly, LMS Gym, 9 a.m.; Conference Room, 1 p.m.; LHS Golf at Great Bend, 3 p.m.
March 26 — Art club, 7:30 a.m.; LHS JV Track, home, 3 p.m.; LHS Softball vs. Great Bend, 4 p.m.; LHS Baseball at Halstead, 4:30 p.m.
March 27 — Weekly Eligibility; Stuco, 7:30 a.m.; Junior officers, Jostens, 8 a.m.; Spotlight Assembly, Seminar; Soph.-Jr. meeting, gym
March 28 — LHS Softball at Spearville, 4 p.m.
March 29 — Good Friday, No School

Lipid, blood sugar
testing is available

LARNED — The Pawnee County Health Department is offering 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.

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, Taylene 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.