Day: July 5, 2017

Police seek young woman in connection with burglary, criminal damage

The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking a young woman in connection with a burglary of an Ark City home that was reported early June 29. The suspect is described as a white female between the ages of 18 and 22 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is accused of burglary of a dwelling and criminal damage to property. Officers were dispatched at 6:49 a.m. June 29 for a report of a burglary in progress in the 1600 block of North 13th Street. They contacted the victim, who said the suspect just had left the residence. The victim said that when she arrived home from work, she discovered the suspect inside her house. She also said she thought the suspect was extremely intoxicated at the time. Anyone with any information about this crime or this suspect is asked to call the Arkansas City Police Department at (620) 441-4444. Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Cowley County Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call (620) 442-7777 in Arkansas City or (620) 221-7777 in Winfield, or visit www.tipsubmit.com to make an anonymous report. An anonymous tip also can be submitted by texting ACTIPS to 847411. This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson. Share this:Click to share on...

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Women for Kansas to hear July 8 from social justice, political advocate

WINFIELD — Women for Kansas—Cowley County (W4K-CC) will hold its July meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 8 in the Community Council Room at City Hall, located at 200 E. Ninth Ave. in Winfield. The event is free and open to the public. This month’s speaker will be social justice and political advocate Alexa Tapia. Her presentation, “Take Back Kansas: What Are We Fighting For (and How)?”, will address how to campaign and organize at the grassroots level. Tapia’s talk will include a discussion of intersectional feminism — what it is, and how it drives political and social advocacy — as well as key issues that affect everyone, but can harm women disproportionately. Tapia, a Winfield native, is an alumna of the University of Kansas, and holds dual bachelor of arts degrees in women’s gender and sexuality studies and global and international studies. Tapia served as a researcher at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, and is an experienced political organizer and campaign operative. She also writes for the Cowley CourierTraveler. “We are so thrilled to have Alexa here in Winfield to speak to our group,” said Pam Moreno, one of the co-leaders of W4K-CC. “Her impressive academic background, combined with her political campaign experience, will help us to look at the social and economic issues facing the people of Kansas from a new perspective.” Women...

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Easy chicken salad a helpful recipe to avoid cooking on hot summer days

Summer meals are difficult to plan for sometimes. Longer days make for longer working hours in some households. In ours, the days always are long. Let’s face it — no one wants to turn on the stove or the oven when temperatures reach the upper 90s. This chicken salad can be made using rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, eliminating the need to cook any part of the meal. This recipe is one that came to my family in recent years, but it is one of my mother’s favorites. Chicken salad assembly De-bone and chop all of the meat from a rotisserie chicken. Put this in a large mixing bowl and set it aside. Peel the fibers from four celery stalks and dice the celery to 1/4-inch chunks. Add the celery to the large mixing bowl. Dice a small jar of pimentos and add to the bowl. Add 3/4 cup mayonnaise to the bowl, as well as 1 tablespoon of Cavender’s Greek All-Purpose Seasoning. Mix well and refrigerate. This salad can be served on crackers or as a sandwich. It also pairs well with sliced tomato and feta cheese. 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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12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep kicks off wonderful new series

When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend — for if she remains the duration of the 12-day celebration, she is promised a sum of 1,000 pounds. That’s enough money to bring her brother back from America and reinstate their stolen family fortune. But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests — her former fiancé, Benjamin Lane. Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor. When he’s given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at it — and is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar. Brought together under mysterious circumstances for the Twelve Days of Christmas, Clara and Ben discover that what they’ve been striving for isn’t what ultimately matters. What matters most is what Christmas is all about … love. It’s been a little too warm in Kansas for my taste lately, so I was extremely excited when 12 Days at Bleakly Manor arrived at my house. The first in Michelle Griep’s Once Upon a Dickens Christmas series, Bleakly Manor introduces us to a memorable cast of characters. The main characters of Clara and Ben were compelling. I really wanted to find out what was going to happen to...

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