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The National Park Service is Hiring a Custodial Worker for Fort Larned NHS

Major Duties:The primary purpose of the work is janitorial and custodial work.  This work includes but is not limited to; sweeping, scrubbing, waxing and vacuuming floors, washing windows, walls and display cases, dust and polishes furniture and fixtures.  Work is done by hand or with powered equipment.  Occasionally provides general labor assistance to others in the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and roads.

Physical Demands: Moderately heavy physical effort is required when: using ladder and scaffolds to dean walls, ceilings, windows, ceiling fixtures, etc.; operating powered equipment, removing can of trash; and occasionally lifts objects weighing over 50 pounds.

Work Environment:Usually works indoors in areas, which may have adequate, heat, light, and ventilation. Is exposed to vibration from heavy equipment and to skin irritations from strong cleaning solutions used in stripping floors, etc.

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Comfort Systems is Hiring!

Comfort Systems Inc., Larned KS is looking for a person to answer phones, communicate with customers, receive payments, fill out work orders and address customer issues.

Must have the ability to collect, count, and disburse money, do basic bookkeeping and complete banking transactions as well as maintain and update filing, mailing, and customer database systems.

Experience with Quickbooks a plus.

30-40 Hrs per week M-F

Send complete resume to PO Box 54, Larned KS 67550

Member Spotlight: Bauer Computers

Bauer Computers is a full-service computer company. Whether you need a quick fix, diagnosis of hardware or software, or a complete overhaul, they have the solutions you desire. Bauer Computers also sells new and used computers, desktops, and laptops. They also custom build new systems to match your specifications.

Services: System Checkups, Virus Removal, Screen Replacement
Products: Computers, Tablets, Networking, Input, Software, Sound, Adapters and Cables, Memory, Expansion Cards, and more!

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

Member Spotlight: Shopko Hometown

Shopko is your store with more! More style. More brands. More value. More for you!

A whole new shopping experience designed just for you! We’re excited to bring brands you love at great value to your community.

More than anything, we’re proud to be part of your community!

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

Local Shopping Matters: From An Economic Development Director Perspective

Local Shopping Matters. I buy local as much as possible because it keeps my dollars in the community. When I spend money here, it supports our small businesses, which are vital to the sustainability and growth of Larned and Pawnee County. By shopping here, our businesses are able to remain viable, which gives them the opportunity to give back to the community through sponsorship and donations to local organizations, such as to our schools, to Lions Club, to sports teams, etc.  It has a trickle down affect. The more we spend here, the better off our community is. The less we spend here, the more negative consequences we face. One business may close, soon after another, and another. It starts with me, with you, and with the community as a whole to make a change and take a stance to support our businesses and our community by being deliberate about how and where we choose to spend our money.

~ Sydney Blanton, Executive Director
Larned Area Chamber of Commerce
Pawnee County Economic Development Commission

Send us your stories to on why local shopping matters to you and you may find your story submitted in the next weekly newsletter!

Hands Only CPR

Please join the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Respiratory Department for a free community event! Drop by on your way home from work or school and learn how to save a life in 60 seconds. The PVCH Respiratory Department is sponsoring an event to teach the community how to save lives, in honor of Respiratory Week and CPR Awareness. Come join them for a come and go Hands Only CPR training at PVCH conference room on October 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Join the Family Crisis Center in Wearing Purple on#PurpleThursday

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join the Family Crisis Center for the 4th annual Turn Our Town Purple in conjunction with NNEDV’s #PurpleThursday on October 2oth. Wear your favorite purple shirt or decorate your business purple. Want to get more involved? Take a picture and post it to or email your pictures and we’ll post them!

Life Hunt 2016

Dear Supporters  of Life Hunt 2016.  It is time again to ask for your support of the upcoming hunt.  This year we have 3 hunters that have fought battles and continue to do so.

Megan Clayton:   Birth Date 7-21-02,  is a young woman from  Island Kentucky, who suffers from Hay Wells Syndrome. She loves the outdoors and is really excited to have a chance at a trophy white-tail deer.

Taylor  Hulsey:  Birth Date 4-15-02,  is a young  man from Fruithurst Alabama, who  in December 2015 was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma  of the knee and femur. He has since had the knee and femur replaced and is having 18 chemo treatments.

David Sterling:  (Wounded Warrior) through the generosity  of Jerry Lightcap we are also hosting this well deserved wounded warrior. David was wounded in 2004 in the Anbar Province of Iraq. An RPG took his right arm, and the leg of his lieutenant. He fought for 45 minutes, standing on his lieutenant’s  leg to keep him from bleeding to death. He spent 6 months in Walter Reed Hospital. He’s been awarded 2-Purple Hearts, 1-Silver Star and Combat Infantry Badge. We have invited his wife and 3 children to  accompany  him on this trophy white-tail  hunt.

Everyone will be arriving on Thursday  December  1, 2016.  We have scheduled  a Dinner for the Hunters, Helpers and all who support this event at 7:00 P.M. at the K of C Hall, Larned, KS, the same evening.  Please note that there  is no charge for the Dinner if you are a supporter of this event.

Again this year we are inviting the families  of these young folks, to accompany them on this exciting hunt.  2 of our hunters are from the Buckmasters American  Deer Foundation – Life Hunt Program and the Wounded Warrior is from wounded Warriors  United, in Manhattan, KS.

If you wish to  donate to  help these young  kids and a wounded  warrior realize a dream,  make your check  payable to: Buckmasters life Hunt. It is Tax deductible.

All donations should  be sent to Tim Schaller,  P.O. BOX 197 Larned, KS  67550.

Please R.S.V.P. to the Dinner to Tim Schaller  by Saturday, November 26, 2016 at  620-285-2950, 620-285-5371  or

This is the 15th year providing Hunts for Life Threatened Youngsters. We have been blessed by an astounding amount of generosity  to support this program.

We continue to see courageous spirit in our hunters, the tears of joy, the excitement and the passion for hunting and the passion for LIFE.  We will continue this effort to bring a sense of expectation,  excitement and hope to other Life Threatened  Youngsters  and Wounded Warriors.



Take Control-Grow Your Financial Wellness: Empowering Individuals to Build Solid Financial Foundations

The Fort Larned Lions Club in partnership with Interfaith Housing Services (IHS) is offering a Financial Capability Workshop on October 22nd, 2016.

The workshop will start at 8:00 am and finish at noon and take place at the J.A. Haas building at the Pawnee County Fair Grounds on 400 E. 18th, Larned, KS. The Financial Capability Workshop will cover management of personal finances, successful navigation of the financial market, knowledge to access financial products and services and encouragement to practice and adhere to positive financial behaviors. Everyone who attends does receive a one-on-one session with a certified financial coach.

The Workshop is open to all to attend and space is limited. Please RSVP by October 18th, 2016. There is a registration fee of $20.00 and that allows two people per household to attend. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a special gift to attendees at the end of the workshop.

Contact Lion Steven Lewis at or call 620-285-1609 if you have questions or to secure your reservation.

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” – Napoleon Hill

Member Spotlight: Pawnee County Humane Society

The Mission of Pawnee County Humane Society, Inc. is to prevent suffering, neglect, abuse and cruelty to animals through community awareness and education, promoting responsible pet ownership and ending the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in Pawnee County, Kansas.

To accomplish our mission, we strive to reach the following goals:

To provide a safe and nurturing environment for homeless, neglected and abandoned pets during times of transitionand rehabilitation.

To reduce the number of animals relinquished by their owners through early intervention and education.

To address the overpopulation issue by providing community wide spay/neuter education and assistance.

To foster a community wide mind-set geared toward eliminating the euthanasia of healthy animals in our community.

To lobby for adequate and enforceable local animal cruelty and neglect laws.

To advocate for the prosecution and subsequent punishment of individuals charged with animal cruelty and neglect.

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