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Pawnee County Briefs
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American Legion will sponsor fish fry Friday

LARNED — The Larned American Legion Post will sponsor a fish fry with mountain oysters from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at 115 E. 7th. The fundraiser will be donated for building maintenance and repair.

Veterans’ breakfast Monday

LARNED — The Larned American Legion Post will sponsor a free breakfast for veterans and their spouses from 7 to 9 a.m. Monday at 115 E. 7th. Eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuit and gravy and refreshments will be served to honor those who have defended our country.

Meal on Veterans Day

 The Larned VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be serving a meal after the parade on Monday.  There will be chili, vegetable soup, sandwiches, and desserts.  All veterans and the public are invited to enjoy this meal.  A free will offering will be taken at the door.

Quilting diva event scheduled Saturday

LARNED — The public is invited to the 7th annual Quilting Diva Holiday Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris.  Please park in the back parking lot and enter the building through the northwest corner door.
A variety of hand made gifts will be available to purchase. Quilts, wall hangings and unique quilted items, aprons, cookbooks and homemade goodies are for sale in time for the holidays. Refreshments will be served.

Hunters’ breakfast, lunch
scheduled for Saturday

Rozel, Burdett and Garfield have scheduled breakfast and lunch for hungry hunters Saturday.
• The Rozel Lions Club will serve breakfast at the Rozel Community Building from 6:30 to  9 a.m. Saturday The menu includes sausage, pancakes, biscuits, gravy and French toast for a free will offering.
• The Burdett American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a hunters’ lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Menu includes soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. every is welcome.
• The Garfield Fire Department will serve a hunter’s luncheon of chili, vegetable beef soup, corn bread and cinnamon rolls from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Garfield Community Center Saturday.

Larned’s Plains Indian Art
program scheduled Nov. 16

LARNED — “Plains Indian Art,” a popular art program for children, is returning by popular demand!  
In commemoration of American Indian Heritage Month an interactive program for children will take place at the Jordaan Memorial Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
“Plains Indian Art,” will be presented by the staff of Fort Larned National Historic Site and will features games, stories, and painting symbols activities.   
The program is designed for ages 5 and up. Older youngsters can assist the younger ones. The paint used for this program is non-toxic and washable.  
Reservations can be made at the Jordaan Public Library by calling 285-2876. Space is limited.
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.

Larned sophomores
schedule fundraiser

LARNED — The Larned High School sophomore class will sponsor a youth basketball tournament Feb. 22-23 to raise funds for the 2013 high school prom.
Divisions will be are third and fourth-grade girls and boys; and fifth and sixth-grade boys and girls. Teams will be guaranteed three games and awards will be presented for first and second teams. A free throw competition is also scheduled.
To enter the tournament, contact Toni Novotny at (620) 285-2151; or email at The registration deadline is Feb. 14, 2014.

Pawnee Valley events

• Pawnee Valley Sleep and Diagnostic Center will sponsor a free sleep apnea awareness clinic from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in conference room A at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.  Keynote speaker is Ryan Schmidt, BS RRT, a clinical specialist with Philips Respironics.  Door prizes will be drawn.  The Sleep Apnea Awareness Clinic welcomes sleep apnea patients, families and friends.   
• Due to the Veterans Day festivities, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation will be hosting “Ask The Expert” one week later during Coffee Chat on Monday, Nov. 18, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.  Featured speaker Pam Wong, PVCH dietary supervisor, will talk about “Healthier Holiday Dining.”  Coffee Chat is held every Monday and is an opportunity for community members to gather together over free coffee and treats while sharing great fellowship and conversation.  Everyone is welcome.
• Is your diabetes under control?  Sign up for a free community diabetes education class scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.  Topics covered included general diabetes information, meter use, medication, foot care, treating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, meal planning and carb counting. Register by calling 785-623-5503 or 785-623-2377 by Nov. 19.