Day: September 22, 2017

Principal and Counselor Day held Sept. 20 at Cowley College

Cowley College was host to Principal and Counselor Day on Sept. 20. Forty principals, counselors, and superintendents from 16 Kansas and Oklahoma high schools attended the event. Those in attendance were treated to a performance by the Tigerettes dance line and presentations from the department chairs on Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City. Great Western Dining provided breakfast and lunch. Kristi Shaw, Cowley College executive director of enrollment management, said she was pleased to have the event on the main campus. “It was good to be able to meet with them and continue that relationship,” Shaw said. “It was also nice to update them on the exciting new things that are going on at Cowley College.” The admissions department will now turn its attention to the Health and Human Services Day event Oct. 4 and Senior Day on Oct. 25. For more information on the events, call (620) 441-5303. This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo. 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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Gottlob raising funds to recreate legendary 1970 Daytona run in new ‘Vette

Hometown racing fanatic and mechanic Cliff Gottlob is attempting to break back into the racing circuit. He is well-known in car circles for setting records in the ’70s, but has been away from racing for quite some time. “I’m closer than I know,” he said. Gottlob worked well past dark Sept. 22 to prepare for the 42nd annual Last Run Car Show. Three days of labor resurrected two of his racing Corvettes, which will be located inside the Agri-Business Building during the car show. Gottlob also will have a limited number of photos to sign for fans. The 1970 Gottlob run Chevrolet representatives have expressed interest in Gottlob re-enacting his famous 1970 run from Arkansas City to Daytona, Florida, and back. That year, he drove his custom 1967 L88 from Kansas to the 24 Hours of Daytona race, placed second in his class — and 11th overall — and drove it back. The car ran flawlessly throughout its entire journey. This L88 is white, has blue accents and is adorned with the number 89. The 1970 run was made with another local, Jack Blatchford. The L88 that Gottlob drove made an appearance three years ago at the Last Run Car Show. Gottlob hopes to have at least one car in the show this year. “It all depends upon time,” he said. Recreating the run There have been offers from...

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The Slow Cooker Solution: Spice things up with healthy chicken curry

Generally speaking, I try not to keep in our house a lot of the items that currently are in our house. Cans of pop, commercial creamer and packaged frozen foods all went out the window several years ago when my husband and I both underwent food-related health issues. But the last few months have been a little crazy and we’ve begun to let old habits sneak back into our lives. Now, lest you think Andrew and I are super healthy and have it all figured out, that is completely untrue. Like most couples where both spouses work 40-plus hours a week, figuring out how to eat something healthy and home-cooked three times a day is overwhelming — and the first thing to go when time is crunched. And we don’t even have any kids! In all honesty, just remembering to get meat down to thaw the night before is too much some days, much less having the energy to actually cook anything. This is where my good friend, the slow cooker, comes in. I literally can drop my ingredients in before work and come back to find a home-cooked meal ready to eat. While there are a million different recipes out there, I try to focus on those that don’t have a bunch of unhealthy ingredients, e.g. cream of anything. One of my husband’s favorites is a recipe I...

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Dr. Cassie Shaw pursuing internal medicine to new cities, opportunities

One of Arkansas City’s own has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Cassie Shaw, a 2006 Arkansas City High School graduate, has started blogging about her experiences in the medical field. She currently is chief resident in internal medicine at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. “In school, I loved both English and science,” Shaw said. “Had I had any bit of the risktaker gene in me, I probably would have chosen to be a writer.” She said her career path was necessarily an inspired choice. “I’ve never truly had an ‘ah-ha’ moment that inspired me to pursue medicine,” she said. “Oddly enough, as a child, I was fascinated with going to appointments with my mom or my sister, and seeing all the traditions and motions the physicians performed during the history and physical exam.” Shaw’s blog with the New England Journal of Medicine can be read at Physician’s destiny Shaw says her love of science always had a biological focus. “When I say I liked science, I truly only loved human science,” she said. “I love the intricacies of our physiology — the careful balance that maintains us in good health — and (I) continue to be amazed by the reserve and elasticity the body has when it comes to illness and recovery.” There are other things that pushed Shaw to pursue a career...

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The Massacre of Mankind: Baxter continues Wells’ classic 14 years later

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on — always watching the skies, but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to Earth germs. The Army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of H.G. Wells’ book. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat. He is right. It’s not every day that a prominent science fiction writer releases a sequel to one of the best-known science fiction stories of all time. Stephen Baxter’s newest novel, The Massacre of Mankind, is a direct sequel to H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. First, it’s very obvious that the author did a tremendous amount of research into the historical time period and has created what seems to a very realistic portrayal. What Baxter also did an amazing job of was highlighting the differences that could have occurred had a Martian invasion actually occurred before the World Wars. The advancements technology would have seen were sprinkled throughout the story in a way that felt organic. Baxter has done a marvelous job of expanding upon the characters and...

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