The top two finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI, Kyrstyn Kinzie and Brylee Burroughs, recently were presented with scholarships. Kinzie, a Cowley College sophomore who was crowned Queen Alalah LXXXVI on Oct. 27, was awarded a Dorothy Moore Harbaugh (Queen Alalah I) Endowed Scholarship worth $600 and a scholarship on behalf of the Ark City Clinic worth $500. “I am very thankful for these scholarships,” Kinzie said. “They will help pay for my education after Cowley.” Burroughs was presented with a $350 scholarship, thanks to the Arkalalah Executive Committee. “This is amazing,” Burroughs said. “This will go towards buying books at my next school.” Kori Gregg, Cowley College vice president for institutional advancement; Lisa Grose, Cowley College scholarship coordinator; and Tasha Bucher, executive secretary for the Arkalalah Executive Committee, were on hand to present Kinzie and Burroughs with the scholarships. 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...Read More
Day: November 3, 2017
Election Day is Nov. 7, with three competitive local races all on the line. Arkansas City residents may vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Christian Church. Advance voting is available until noon Nov. 6 at the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield. The races for City Commission, USD 470 school board and Cowley College Board of Trustees seats all feature a larger number of candidates than seats to fill. There is the potential in all three races for brand-new board members to replace incumbents. Ark City Daily Bytes, along with the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, was host to a forum in October for all of the candidates. Each of the boards’ segments from the forum can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2zaqCW6. Surveys answered by some of the candidates also can be found at www.acdailybytes.com. City Commission of Arkansas City The City Commission candidates include two incumbents, Vice Mayor Karen Welch and Commissioner Jay Warren. Warren has served on the commission since 2009. Welch has served since her appointment last summer, filling the unfinished term of Chad Giles. Running against them are Kanyon Gingher, Richard Humphrey, Tim Perry and Milissa Robb. Humphrey is moving out of state later this year. He already has resigned from the Beautification and Tree Advisory Board. He announced earlier this fall that he will not be able to perform the obligations of...Read More
This weekend in Arkansas City promises to be chock full of events. From a moon-rise hike to live music and a train show, there should be something for everyone right here at home. Moon-rise hike Chaplin Nature Center will be host to a moon-rise hike tonight. From 6 to 8 p.m., the nature center will be open to those who wish to watch the moon rise. The sun will set at 6:28 p.m. and the almost-full moon will rise seven minutes later. Participants can take a quarter-mile hike down the sandy shores of the Arkansas River to witness this celestial exchange. Afterward, there will be a hike back to the visitors center by the light of the moon. The nature center is located at 27814 27th Drive, west of Arkansas City. Evening entertainment Those with children may prefer to check out the final free movie at Wilson Park. “Beauty and the Beast” will start at 6 p.m. under the rotunda. It is free and open to the public. Later tonight, Piper Leigh and the Smokin’ Section will perform at Britt’s Bar and Grill. Starting at 9 p.m., the local band will play without a cover charge. Britt’s is located at 1419 N. Eighth St. in Redwood Village. Toy train show The Arkansas City Train Show will be Nov. 4-5 at the Agri-Business Building, 712 W. Washington Ave. This event...Read More
Youth Hoops is coming back, with training set to start Nov. 5. This youth outreach program is run by Tyler Henderson, who also serves as owner and head coach. “It’s a ministry to me. I’m passionate about basketball and our youth,” Henderson said. “I feel I’m able to reach our youth through coaching. The mentoring aspect of the program is the most important thing we offer, if you ask me.” Henderson has been running Youth Hoops since 2012. Youth Hoops schedule This weekend marks the beginning of training season for Youth Hoops. The Nov. 5 training session consists of...Read More
Local business owner Deb Hunt is gearing up for another busy season. This time of year always brings an increase in folks seeking holiday-scented candles. “I am always going somewhere,” Hunt said. She spends quite a bit of time selling her wares at craft shows all across Kansas and Oklahoma. “I joined Gold Canyon (Candles) in October 2009,” Hunt said. Many ways to buy candles Hunt sells her candles through a business named Debby’s Gold Canyon Candles. “I liked the strong fragrance and that they were all natural,” she said. “(And the fact) that the scent was all the way through the candle.” It is not unusual to find Hunt sitting under the Wilson Park rotunda during a Farm and Art Market or during the Last Run Car Show’s craft fair. But she sells outside of traditional craft fairs, too. “I sell them from home. People can find me by phone or email,” she said. “I also have a website, debsgifts.mygc.com.” Two businesses for price of one Hunt also owns a small engine parts business called End of the Hunt. Her late husband, George, owned a parts business prior to his death. “The parts, I learned from him. He started an outdoor power equipment business and that was where I learned the parts end of it,” said Deb Hunt. “His business was (named) George’s.” The small engines with which...Read More
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