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Press Release


Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

1318 Hwy. 265

Larned, KS  67550

 

 For Immediate Release

Date:              August 13, 2015

Contact:        Teri Werner, Public Information Officer

Phone:           620/285-8007

FAX:              620/285-8070

 

LCMHF and Barton Community College Partner to Educate and Provide Job Training

 

A new carpentry vocational program for offenders at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF) is one of several innovations being made possible by a partnership with Barton Community College (BCC) and LCMHF.  As a team, Barton Community College and the Kansas Department of Corrections are providing offenders the opportunity to improve their chance for success upon release through vocational and educational programming while incarcerated.  Barton Community College purchased a metal building for LCMHF to house a new carpentry vocational program.  LCMHF purchased materials to complete the interior of the building and has provided the staff and offender labor to construct the building.    It is only through this partnership with BCC that LCMHF will be able to provide this new vocational program to minimum security offenders, most who are near release.

 

There is great value to public safety and reduction of recidivism in providing educational and vocational programs to offenders.  According to a RAND Corporation report in 2013, offenders who receive general education and vocational training are significantly less likely to return to prison after release and are more likely to find employment than peers who do not receive such opportunities.  Employment after release was 13 percent higher among offenders who participated in either academic or vocational education programs than those who did not. Those who participated in vocational training were 28 percent more likely to be employed after release from prison than those who did not receive such training.

 

The dedication of this new vocational building is a celebration of BCC’s and LCMHF’s commitment to the safe and successful return of offenders to our communities.  Without the partnership, this wouldn’t have been possible.

 

Come and join BCC and LCMHF on October 1, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at West Unit for the ribbon cutting and opening of the new vocational building!  There will be a hosted Chamber of Commerce Coffee Hour in conjunction with the ribbon cutting and dedication.

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Fort Larned Comes Alive During Labor Day Weekend!

Fort Larned National Historic Site News Release
Date Contact: Superintendent, 620-285-6911
For Immediate Release

Fort Larned Comes Alive During Labor Day Weekend!

Fort Larned’s Labor Day Weekend celebration includes a Birthday party you won’t want to miss! Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service on Sunday, September 6. Birthday party times are at 1 p.m., featuring “The Tale of Two Towns” and 2 p.m., featuring “The Boy & the Bullfrog.” Both programs will include old fashioned toys and games and a slice of birthday cake! The birthday celebrations will take place in the Visitor Center.

Along with the Park Service birthday celebration, Fort Larned will once again come to life with their Labor Day Weekend living history event. You’ll be able to ride an old fashioned carriage, watch soldiers demonstrate rifle and artillery fire, see the blacksmith turn ordinary steel into everyday objects, and learn about life on Officers’ Row.

The carriage rides, living history, special demonstrations and talks will be available on all three days. Come out and end your summer with a celebration of our nation’s history. Here is the schedule of events for all three days.

Saturday, September 6th
10:00 Blacksmith Program
11:00 Weapons Program
1:00 Artillery and Small Arms Demonstration
2:00 Ladies on Officers Row
3:00 Life in the Barracks
4:30 Flag Retreat program

Sunday September 5th
9:00 Blacksmith Program
10:00 Artillery and Small Arms Demonstration
11:00 Weapons Program
1:00 Birthday Party Celebrating 99 Years for the NPS
Special Kids Program “The Tale of Two Towns”
2:00 Birthday Park Celebrating 99 Years for the NPS
Special Kids Program “The Boy & the Bullfrog.”
3:00 Artillery Demonstration
4:30 Flag Retreat Program

Monday, September 7th
10:00 Blacksmith Program
11:00 Weapons Program
1:00 Artillery and Small Arms Demonstration
2:00 Ladies on Officers Row
3:00 Life in the Barracks
4:30 Flag Retreat Program

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you – both in personal connections and memorable experiences. Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling 620-285-6911. There is no admission fee.

Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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Trail Center to Hold Sizzlin’ Summer Shindig

15 August, 2015

Santa Fe Trail Center Museum & Research Center

1349 K-156 Hwy

Larned, KS 67550

620/285-2054

Contact: Becca Hiller, Museum Director

director@santafetrailcenter.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Trail Center to Hold Sizzlin’ Summer Shindig

Aug 22, 9:30 to 3:00

 

Help the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum send summer out with a bang!  Come out to the museum Saturday, August 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and enjoy our Sizzzlin’ Summer Shindig.  Hands-on activities, lunch, barrel train rides, crafts for kids age 6 to 12, and more! All activities and lunch are included in the regular admission price. Fort Larned Historical Society members are free.

Learn about snakes with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They will share fun educational facts about snakes from this region.  They are even bringing some live (non-venomous) snakes as well as shedded skins, skeletons and more.

Between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. “Doc Rock” will share the wonder of rocks, minerals and fossils. Learn how to tell the difference between a rock and a mineral, how to identify fossils, and how stones are polished. Have a stone, mineral or fossil you need help identifying?  Bring it with you and “Doc Rock” can tell you what it is.

From 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo will educate visitors about Native Animals of Kansas.  They are bringing live animals and many hands-on items to help you learn more about the wildlife that is native to this area.  They may even bring a Great Horned Owl!

Take a break from the fun and enjoy a hotdog, bag of chips and bottle of water between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 12 will get to enjoy Make It & Take It craft projects with an American Indian theme. The craft tables, along with helpers, will be set-up during the whole event.

The Pawnee County Humane Society will be on the grounds as well.  They are bringing a few of the many cats and dogs they have available for adoption.  Interested parties will have to go through the application process before being approved for adoption.

While you are at the museum don’t forget to stop by Bahama Mama’s to buy a shaved ice.  No better way to beat the heat!

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event: American AgCredit, Larned Board of Tourism, and Straub International.

All of the buildings on the museum grounds will be open for visiting as well.

For more information, please call 620/285-2054 or email museum@santafetrailcenter.org. The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum is located 2 miles west of Larned on Hwy K-156.

 

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Fort Larned National Historic Site News Release

 

Date: August 13, 2015                                                                 Contact:  Superintendent, 620-285-6911

For Immediate Release

 

 

National Park Service Websites Getting a Redesign

Did you know that just slightly over 50% of the people who visit National Park Service websites use mobile devices to access them? Thirty-eight percent use a smart phone while 13% use tablets.  Because more people are using mobile devices to access the web the National Park Service recently converted all their websites to a mobile responsive design.  If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it simply means that the website’s design changes according to the type of device you’re using to access it.  If you’re using a mobile phone the view you get from a mobile website is a condensed version of the full website, making it easier for you to see it.

In preparation for its 100th birthday next year, the National Park Service is making lots of changes to their websites, both on the national and park level.  The switch to responsive design is one of several changes in the works.  If you’ve visited any Park Service website lately, including Fort Larned’s, you may have noticed that the navigation bar has been simplified.  There are now three main categories to start off with: “Plan Your Visit”, “Learn About the Park,” and “Get Involved.”  The Park Service’s goal in the website redesign is to make all of their websites more user friendly with a more simplified, less complicated look.

By January 1, 2016 there will be a brand new look for all Park Service websites to start off the Park Service’s year-long Centennial Celebration.  Stay-tuned for more news from Fort Larned about the NPS Centennial celebrations.

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you – both in personal connections and memorable experiences.   Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156.    Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling 620-285-6911.  There is no admission fee.

Learn more at www.nps.gov.

 

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