Day: April 10, 2017

South-central Kansas residents vote today in special congressional election

South-central Kansas residents will take part in a special election April 11 to decide who will take the U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated by Mike Pompeo. Pompeo was chosen by President Donald Trump to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a position for which he was confirmed by the Senate in January. Residents of the Fourth Congressional District can cast their votes for his replacement at their regular polling places. Most Arkansas City residents will vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Christian Church, located at 206 W. Central Ave. This will be the first congressional election to take place since Trump won the presidency in November 2016. Kansas’ Fourth Congressional District is located in southern Kansas and includes Barber, Butler, Chautauqua, Comanche, Cowley, Edwards, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, Sedgwick, Stafford, and Sumner counties, as well as a portion of Pawnee County. Voters with questions about the special election may contact Cowley County Clerk Karen Madison at (620) 221-5495. Ron Estes Ron Estes, the Republican candidate, served as the Sedgwick County treasurer for six years. In 2010, he was elected Kansas state treasurer. The issues he stands for include: changing the culture of Washington, D.C.; defense of constitutional rights and religious liberties economic growth; repealing the Affordable Care Act; stronger national security; supporting the Second Amendment. More information can be...

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Car(e) Clinic shifts back into gear with another free car care day April 22

The Car(e) Clinic returns April 22. The event is designed primarily for single mothers and low-income households that are struggling to make ends meet. Appointments are necessary for those who wish to benefit from this free car care service. If you or someone you know is in need of basic car care and cannot afford to perform the maintenance on their own, call Bonnie Logan at (620) 719-6898 to schedule an appointment. “It’s first come, first served,” said event coordinator Daniel Yocum. “We have 24 slots for sure and alternates that have a chance.” Car(e) Clinic is funded by the donations of everyday citizens and local business owners. “We are always looking for more business sponsors, and scrap (metal) to help costs,” Yocum said. Call Yocum at (918) 606-1951 to donate to the clinic. The event is 100 percent free for those who attend, thanks to the sponsors. Yocum asks that anyone who can handle car maintenance on their own does not block someone else from securing a spot he or she desperately needs. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance has organized week of Easter services

The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance has organized a week of Easter services. Each day next week, from Monday through Friday, there will be a service at a different church in Ark City. Free lunches will be provided because the services are scheduled to take place from noon to 1 p.m. each day. Monday, April 10 Services will be held at Harvest Fellowship Church, located at 1900 North F St. On this day, the service will be about the woman who paid for the anointing of Jesus at His burial. Tuesday, April 11 Services will be held at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church, located at 525 N. Fifth St. This service will be based on the servant girl who confronted Peter. Wednesday, April 12 Services will be held at Restoration Church, located at 1425 South J St. This service will be based on Pilate’s wife, who begged him not to condemn Jesus. Thursday, April 13 Service will be held at Shepherd’s Grace, located at 1125 S. Summit St. This service will be about the crucifixion of Jesus and what was witnessed during the time He was on the cross. Friday, April 14 Services will be held at Bible Christian Church, located at 2411 N. Eighth St. This service is based on the account of Mary Magdalene’s witnessing the resurrection of Christ. For more information about these events, call Sandy Durham at...

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K’ an D’ Pharmacy offers compliance packaging as one of many services

K’ an D’ Pharmacy is a local business that began in 2008. It is owned and run by Daren and Kechia Reese, who both were born and raised here in Arkansas City. The Reeses began their own business because they thought Ark City needed something new and they wanted to explore the possibility of running their own pharmacy, which allows them to help patients in the best way possible and get to know them like family. “Everyone that walks in the door we know — we want to treat them just like our family,” said Daren Reese. That family feel is apparent to any who walk through the K’ an D’ Pharmacy doors. Three years ago, the pharmacy began a packing system called compliance packaging, which helps patients to take the medication they need, when they need it. “What we do for patients is package (their medicine) in a blister pack, and we do that each week,” Daren explained. “It is a week’s supply.” With this compliance packaging system, patients have seen improved outcomes that have eliminated time spent in a hospital setting due to taking the incorrect medication. “(This) allowed them to stay home and not have to go to an assisted living home (or) to a nursing home setting, but it has also allowed them to stay active,” said Daren Reese. Approximately 20 patients currently use the compliance...

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Chamber of Commerce Noon Networking Luncheon will feature Ron Ballard

USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard will give a “State of Public Schools” address at the upcoming Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Noon Networking Luncheon on April 25 in the Wright Room at Cowley College’s Brown Center. A soup, sandwich and salad lunch will be catered by Great Western Dining. Reservations are open to any community member. Call (620) 442-0230 for details. Ballard will present the challenges that the Arkansas City Public School District faces, and its plan to make a positive difference in children’s education and the community’s future. Ballard said he specifically will touch on details of several programs planned for next year, which include: major grants for USD 470; all-day kindergarten with funding; a blended preschool program; expansion of the Head Start program, thanks to a federal grant; exploration of community day care and an Early Childhood Center; an agreement with Cowley College for expanded learning opportunities; staying current with technology and workplace expectations; finding, hiring and retaining high-quality teachers. The Ark City Area Chamber’s Noon Networking Luncheons are intended to provide an opportunity for the development of community, serve as a venue for networking among professionals and community members, and act as a place to provide education and information for chamber members and the community. This information was provided by Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kammy Downs. Share this:Click to share...

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