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Member Spotlight: Beckwith Mortuary

Beckwith Mortuary and Beckwith Funeral Home are committed to providing exemplary funeral services not measured by gold, but by the golden rule. Beckwith Mortuary is the only family facility that has been owned and operated for 100 years in Larned.

Services: Embalming, Preparations, Use of Facilities/Staff/Equipment, Direct Cremation, Immediate Burial, Forwarding/Receiving of Remains

Products: Caskets, Monuments

For more information, you may also visit their Directory Listing.

Fort Larned NHS Centennial “Picnic in the Park” Celebration Schedule of Events

Fort Larned NHS, Larned, KS – Grab your picnic basket and head to Fort Larned National Historic Site for one of the most unique events of the summer!  The staff and volunteers at Fort Larned invite everyone to come and celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service on August 27 from 10:00 to 4:30.  You will “Find Your Park” just six miles west of Larned on Highway 156.

The Centennial “Picnic in the Park” event will have something for everyone – music, history presentations, live animals, craft projects for kids, 4-H exhibits, special speakers, and cultural food samples.  The fort’s popular blacksmith will at the forge and there will be several other living history demonstrations.  A kid-size Plains Indian lodge with artifacts will up all day. There is so much to offer families at this event.  Artist Carson Norton will offer another art class for youth.

The Fort Larned Post Band will give a concert worthy of this celebration.  It is comprised of high school musicians and directed by USD 495 music educator Katie Sperry.  Come out and enjoy the day at the fort!

Here is the schedule of special programs:

SCHEDULE:

10                                            Prairie Dog Show & Interactive Story, Cheyenne Bottoms (live animals)                                         Visitor Center

 

11                                            Prairie Larkspur Music, Janet Armstead & Chris Day

Visitor Center

 

11:30                                       Bounty of the Garden, Volunteer Jan Elder, North Officers’ Quarters

 

11:30                                       Artist Correspondents – Art Class for Kids, Ranger Carson Norton                                                    Meet at Visitor Center

 

11:45                                       Prairie Dog Show & Interactive Story, Cheyenne Bottoms (live animals)

Visitor Center

 

12:00                                       These Walls DO Talk Tour, Ranger Shanna Reilly

Meet at Visitor Center

 

12:30                                       “Present at the Founding of Fort Larned by Pvt. Robert Morris Peck, Leo Oliva, Visitor Center

 

1:00                                         Fort Larned Post Band, Director Katie Sperry, Students & Community, Quartermaster Building

 

1:30                                         History of the National Park Service, Park Ranger Celeste Dixon

Visitor Center

 

2:00                                         Talent Show of the Era, Students & Community

Quartermaster Building

 

2:30                                         History the National Park Service, Ranger Celeste Dixon

Visitor Center

 

3:00                                         Santa Fe Trail & Bird Songs, Barry Jones, Singer-Songwriter,

Quartermaster Building

 

3:00                                         “Present at the Founding of Fort Larned by Pvt. Robert Morris Peck, Leo Oliva, Visitor Center

 

3:30                                         Bounty of the Garden, Volunteer Jan Elder, North Officers’ Quarters

 

3:30                                         These Walls DO Talk, Ranger Shanna Reilly

Meet at Visitor Center

 

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.

Annual Community Banquet Catering Proposal Request

Request for a Quote

Larned Area Chamber of Commerce

Annual Community Banquet

June 8th, 2017

 

Request for Quote

Due: September 19th, 2016

Contact Name: Sydney Blanton

Contact E-mail: sblanton@gbta.net

 

On behalf of the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce, I would like to request a quote for catering services for the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Banquet to be held in the evening of June 8th of 2017. We ask those interested in catering this event, to provide us with a quote by September 19th, 2016.

The Larned Area Chamber is looking for a caterer to provide their services and meals to be served to approximately 150 individuals based on RSVPs, which will be turned in prior to the event. Attendance numbers may change based on RSVPs, however the coordinator will verify final count leading up to the event.

The proposal should include meal, plates, cups, utensils, napkins, beverages, etc. Please be specific to what is and is not provided including food options.

Please send proposals by email to sblanton@gbta.net, by mail to 502 Broadway, Larned or by fax to 620-285-6917.

Member Spotlight: Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine

Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine is part of a consortium involving three licensed physical therapy practices serving central and northwestern Kansas. We offer expert care in a friendly and caring environment. Our focus is not only to relieve your symptoms, but to address the cause of your problem.

We’ve been representing this area for more than a quarter of a century and we’ve helped hundreds of people get back to their normal lives. You could be among them.

SERVICES
Orthopedic & Sports Rehabilitation (pre/post surgical)
Spine, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee & Ankle
Spine Therapy
Balance Rehabilitation
Neurological Rehabilitation
Chronic Pain/Headaches
Generalized Deconditioning

For more information, you may also visit their Directory Listing.

Stuff the Bus is Coming to Larned on August 23rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Shopko

The premise of Stuff the Bus is to load a school bus with items that the United Way of Central Kansas’ 23 community partners need to serve the community. Drop off your donations at Shopko in Larned August 23 from 10 am to 4 pm. The United Way, partnering with USD 495, wants the community to provide much needed items for their 23 agencies. Click Here for more information and a list of items to provide.

 

Job Opening at Fort Larned National Historic Site

Fort Larned National Historic Site in Larned, KS has announced a permanent job opening in the Maintenance Division.  The job is a Custodian 1, and will be part-time (48 hours per pay period).

Applications will be accepted from Monday, August 8, 2016 to Monday, August 15, 2016.  You can apply for the job on the USAJobs website at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446605800/

More information about the job includes:

  • Salary Range – $16.10 to $18.77 per hour
  • Series & Grade – WG-3566-02/02
  • Promotion Potential – 02
  • Who May Apply – United States Citizens
  • Control Number – 446605800
  • Job Announcement Number – MWRC-16-OC-0215

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.

Fort Larned NHS Is Featuring The Fort Larned Post Band and a Talent Show During Picnic in the Park

Fort Larned National Historic Site is featuring the Fort Larned Post Band and a talent show for the National Park Service Centennial “Picnic in the Park” Celebration.

Saturday, August 27, the post band will perform at 1 p.m.  Music and band teacher from USD 495, Katie Sperry, has resurrected the Fort Larned Post Band this summer. She is practicing with her group, mostly students and musicians from the community, to give an entertaining performance fitting for a National Park Service Centennial.

Katie is the “Teacher-Ranger-Teacher” for Fort Larned NHS this summer. The National Park Service Teacher- Ranger-Teacher Program is an extended professional opportunity for educators from K-12 to learn about the national parks and what they offer students. Fort Larned NHS has been fortunate to be able to offer the program three summers consecutively. Enrolling Katie was a great move for us! Katie’s project is to take the music of Fort Larned’s era back to the classroom along with sharing the mission of the National Park Service.

Several of Katie’s students will kick off the talent show immediately following the concert.  These two shows will take place in the Quartermaster building – enough room for a big crowd! The talent show is open to the public. The staff at Fort Larned NHS is encouraging the public to join in showing a talent. Old fashioned talents from the 1860s are recommended, talents such as; musicals, magic shows, acrobatics, singing, skill demonstrations, artist presentations, storytelling, special costumes, comedy acts, or even card tricks- your choice. Plan to join the community either in the audience or up on stage!

Flyers about the event including the Talent Show are at the Jordaan Memorial Library and the Chamber of Commerce office in Larned.  Call 620-285-6911 to reserve your spot in the Fort Larned Talent Show.

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.

Member Spotlight: Nex-Tech Wireless

Nex-Tech Wireless, a subsidiary of Rural Telephone, Golden Belt Telephone and Mutual Telephone, is a premiere wireless provider offering high-tech wireless solutions to residents in 40 counties of central and western Kansas as well as local coverage to 4 counties in Colorado. Nex-Tech Wireless focuses on providing its customers cutting-edge technology including 4G LTE data and mobile services, as well as the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide nationwide coverage.

For more information, you may also visit their Directory Listing.

Great Bend Regional Hospital Offers Lab Fair Aug. 2 and Aug. 5

As a service to the Great Bend area residents, Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide a community lab fair on Tuesday, August 2nd and Friday, August 5th. From 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. both mornings, staff from the hospital’s in-house laboratory will offer numerous lab tests at drastically reduced prices. Participants should use the emergency room entrance on the east side of the building. Patients are responsible for payment by cash, check, or credit card at the time of service. Fasting is recommended at least 8 hours prior to testing, including water and coffee. Results are mailed directly to the patient.

• Profile 1 – Comp, CBC, Lipid ($20.00)

• Comprehensive ($15.00) • CBC ($5.00)

• Lipid Panel ($15.00)

• Thyroid Panel – FT4, TSH ($20.00)

• PSA ($15.00)

• Hemoglobin A1C ($15.00)

• Vitamin D ($20.00)

• Iron Studies ($30.00)

Community lab fairs are offered three times per year in April, August, and December during the first full week of the month. Registration forms are available on the Great Bend Regional Hospital Facebook page for printing in advance. Those with complete registration forms will be able to complete the testing process much more quickly. No appointments necessary.
About Great Bend Regional Hospital

Great Bend Regional Hospital is a state-of-the-art 33-bed physician owned hospital offering emergency and urgent care services, orthopedics and general surgery, obstetrics and pediatrics, imaging and diagnostics, respiratory therapy, physical and occupational therapy, an in-house laboratory, and more. Also under the auspices of the hospital are two rural health clinics including Central Kansas Family Practice and the Heartland Regional Health Clinic. Learn more at www.gbregional.com. And be sure to like the Great Bend Regional Hospital page on Facebook. “Committed to and caring for the community!”

Member Spotlight: Clock Realty and Insurance

Clock Realty and Insurance sells homes, farms, land, and commercial buildings at their firm. If you are interested in viewing one of the properties they have listed, you may call 620-285-6541 or visit http://www.clockrealty.com.

For more information, you may also visit their Directory Listing.