Day: July 13, 2017

Groove Street Bling offers homemade headbands, turnovers from local pair

Groove Street Bling has hit the Arkansas City Farm and Art Market with unique tie-dyed products, headbands, and homemade turnovers. Two local women, Sarah Diveley and Shayna Nicely, started Groove Street Bling this year. “Sarah had an epiphany when she went to Bike Week in Daytona in March,” Nicely said. […]

USD 470 announces online, in-person registration procedures for 2017-18

The start of the school year is just around the corner and the Arkansas City Public School District wants to make sure parents know how to register their children. Parents of current kindergarten through 12th-grade students may register online via PowerSchool, starting July 17. Parents of new students may register […]

Soroptimists seek clothing, supply donations for Wichita Children’s Home

Soroptimist International of Arkansas City is seeking donations for the Wichita Children’s Home. “Since (Cowley County) Safe Homes isn’t around anymore, we’ve decided to give to the Wichita Children’s Home,” said Soroptimist Jill Hunter. “They have extended their services to help (people) in our area.” The Children’s Home is in […]

Miles for Morgan poker run July 15 to benefit infant girl with heart problems

Miles for Morgan, a poker run to benefit a local infant, will take place July 15. Morgan Marquez was born Dec. 9, 2016. Less than a month later, she was diagnosed with a heart murmur by a doctor in Wichita. However, the heart murmur was not the only bad news […]

“American Gods” brings classical mythic elements to mature TV audiences

Several unusual television shows have been released the last few years — among them “American Gods.” The plot of this new Starz series reminds me of the complexities one might find in Greek literature such as “The Odyssey.” Scripted as a new form of American mythology, this series is based […]

Jeanne M. Dickson’s Grounded Hearts giveaway and blog tour

What do you get when you mix World War II, a brave midwife, a wounded pilot and a risky secret? Jeanne M. Dickson’s new historical fiction novel, Grounded Hearts. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by […]