Day: January 11, 2018

Cowley College releases employee survey results showing morale decline

Employee satisfaction is on the decline at Cowley College, according to newly released information. The information is contained in the Ruffalo Noel Levitz employee satisfaction survey conducted in 2016 at the college. The 2016 survey results were compared to results generated in 2012 and 2014 at the college, as well as to other two-year institutions, by the company that administered the survey. Prior to this release, open records requests for the survey results by Ark City Daily Bytes and other media outlets had been denied. “Per legal counsel, due to privacy and proprietary rights, the college is not releasing...

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Ark City paramedic Cody Ball honored by SCKMC as Lifesaver of Month

Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department Firefighter-Paramedic Cody Ball recently was named the Integrity Healthcare Professionals Lifesaver of the Month by South Central Kansas Medical Center. He was nominated for making “exceptional efforts” in the treatment of a patient who was being transferred to Wichita. “For the (emergency room) to reach out and recognize a different entity, to reach out and say, ‘Thank you for what you did’ … that was the best part for me,”  Ball said. Integrity Healthcare Professionals provides emergency department staffing services for SCKMC. “It was a very professional thing to do,” Ball said of SCKMC’s efforts...

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Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor opens annual Art Is Ageless competition

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor has opened its 2018 Art Is Ageless competition, which is open to anyone who is 65 years of age or older. The juried exhibit will be held March 24-30. Those entered will compete for an opportunity to be featured in the 2019 Art Is Ageless calendar. Local participating artists will be honored during a community reception at 2 p.m. March 30 at the manor. Winners will be announced at that time. Artists may choose to enter the exhibit only. For the competition, works must have been completed within the past five years. There are nine categories, as well as designations of amateur or professional. Works to be entered for judging must be at Presbyterian Manor by 5 p.m. March 16. The Art Is Ageless program encourages Presbyterian Manor residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through this annual competition. It also promotes art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities, and current events discussions throughout the year. Local competition winners will join winners from 16 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the system-wide level. Entry forms and information can be picked up at the manor, located at 1711 N. Fourth St. in Arkansas City, or by contacting Sean Page at (620) 442-8700 or Or visit to view rules, download an entry form and enter online. Share this:Click...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Unity planned for 3 p.m. Jan. 14

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Unity will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The event will be held at the Robert Brown Theatre, located at 215 S. Second St. on Cowley College’s campus in Arkansas City. It will feature guest speaker Dan Givens, a retired Arkansas City Police Department police chief. Givens was named chief of police in 2002 after Oren Skiles retired as chief. However, Givens’ career with the department started in 1976. After a brief time away from the department, pursuing a railroad career, he returned to ACPD. Givens retired in 2006 after almost 29 years with the police department. In addition to his remarks, there will be a special jazz tribute to the legacy of King, presented by the Arkansas City High School Jazz Band. Reflections of area pastors will be shared and the Spirit of Progress Award will be presented. 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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Ark City Early Bird Lions Club’s ‘Little Taste of Italy’ fundraiser is Jan. 15

The Arkansas City Early Bird Lions Club will be host to its annual Italian dinner fundraiser Monday. “A Little Taste of Italy,” as it has come to be known, will provide spaghetti with meat sauce, meatballs, spaghetti alfredo, chicken with pasta sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drinks. The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for children. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7 p.m., there will be an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the fundraiser in the Agri-Business Building, located at 712 W. Washington Ave. Dine-in and carryout options are available. The club also will deliver if five or more meals are being taken to a single location. To pre-order or for more information, call Mary Schneider at (620) 442-2113. 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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