Month: October 2017

Kansas, Oklahoma high schoolers attend Senior Day at Cowley College

High school seniors from Kansas and Oklahoma took part in Cowley College’s Senior Day on Oct. 25 at the school’s main campus in Arkansas City. A total of 285 students and parents took part in the event. Students were given an opportunity to tour the campus, while information was available […]

Cowley College creative writers attend Nimrod Conference for Writers

TULSA — Several Cowley College writers recently attended the Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers, hosted by Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They also toured the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park and Museum before the conference began. Docent Dewayne Dickens led a tour of Reconciliation […]

Thomas Nelson’s KJV Know the Word Study Bible Kindle Fire giveaway

I love study Bibles. A well-done study Bible can do much to enhance what time you have to study God’s Word. A while back, I reviewed the New King James Version (NKJV) Know the Word Study Bible. So, when the King James Version (KJV) became available, I was very excited. […]

Police begin ‘No Valuables November’ initiative to reduce car burglaries

The Arkansas City Police Department is planning an initiative for the month of November called “No Valuables November.” The program will focus on reducing motor vehicle burglaries and thefts by raising awareness in the community that thieves target vehicles based on a few factors. Those factors include: keys left in […]

Arkansas City Rec Center sponsoring 30-minute-a-day walking program

The Arkansas City Recreation Center (ACRC) currently is hosting “One Step at a Time,” a countywide walking program. This program was made possible through a grant received from Legacy Regional Community Foundation. Legacy offered the grant, in part, as an initiative to address children’s health disparities. Applicants submitted proposals to […]

Kinzie crowned Queen Alalah LXXXVI; Aldridge, Graber named as Littles

The five candidates for Queen Alalah shared the stage Oct. 27 in rhinestone-clad evening wear as this year’s queen was named. When the voting was done, Kyrstyn Kinzie donned the crown of Queen Alalah LXXXVI during the Coronation ceremony at Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre. “When I was 4, I attended […]

Chicken and rice casserole makes autumn home cooking a snap

It seems fall is upon us, whether we were prepared for it or not. This time of year always means casseroles in my family, which suits this busy period. I can assemble a casserole the night before and leave it in the fridge. Then whoever gets home first can put it […]

Reconstruction by Andale, road closure to begin Oct. 30 on North 15th St.

North 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between Radio Lane and Skyline Road starting Oct. 30, according to Public Works Director Eric Broce. During this road closure, through traffic on 15th Street will be detoured east at both Radio Lane and Skyline Road. Access will be accommodated to […]

Bigwigs Salon features familiar trio, shares space with Homestead, Polish

Bigwigs Hair Salon might be the “new kid” on the 1800 block of North Summit Street, but the ladies inside have been cutting hair for more than two decades. Holli Pool, Janet Cannon and Tammy Dowler recently moved from the salon where they all started working to the newly remodeled […]

Cancer survivor Bierle flies to Hollywood for special taping of ‘The Doctors’

JoAnn Bierle has survived cancer twice, but that isn’t the end of her story. This feisty woman is on a constant crusade to encourage all woman to have mammograms, especially if they have any family history of the potentially deadly disease. This campaign recently took Bierle cross-country, all the way […]