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Urgent Care of Cowley County announces extended hours in Winfield

WINFIELD — Urgent Care of Cowley County is open now for Cowley County residents’ urgent medical care needs. It is a full-service urgent care facility, located at 1305 E. 19th Ave. in Winfield, with state-of-the-art digital X-ray, EKG and laboratory facilities. “The public is realizing that urgent care is a good alternative to the emergency room for non-life-threatening illnesses and accidents,” states a news release from the new urgent care clinic. Patients can walk in to the clinic with no appointment seven days a week and be seen quickly by an experienced provider. The clinic is open for extended hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. “Our mission is to provide immediate quality and cost-effective health care,” the release states. “We do want to encourage everyone to see their primary care provider for chronic illnesses and check for available appointments, but when life throws the unexpected, we are a convenient and affordable option for the whole family.” Urgent Care treats a full range of illnesses, from simple upper respiratory infections and earaches to broken bones and lacerations, as well as urinary infections to poison ivy. The clinic also offers school, sports and camp physicals. 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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Turney, Biggs newest Rotarians; club hears Alzheimer’s, child care efforts

Sarah McNay, events coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Kansas Chapter, addressed the Arkansas City Rotary Club on May 8. She discussed the disease, explained the association’s purpose and urged club members to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 30 in Cowley County. Sarah Griggs, club president, is the local coordinator for the event. Griggs lost a grandmother who had Alzheimer’s. One in three seniors in the United States dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, according to the association. Last year’s walk in Cowley County raised $13,250, Griggs said. This year’s mile-long walk starts at American Legion Post 10 in Winfield. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call McNay at (316) 267-7333 or Griggs at (620) 506-0130. John Farrar looked over a report about creating a childhood learning center in Cowley County during the May 22 Arkansas City Rotary Club meeting. The idea for a center is being spearheaded by Janet Davidson, Cowley College director of child care and development and early childhood education. Davidson spoke to the club June 5 via audio as club members viewed the booklets. Cowley College President Dennis Rittle said there is a “huge need” for such a center and that major employers are “begging for it.” As proposed, the center would be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and located on or near the community college...

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Cowley College welding instructor Bob Moffatt conducts TIG Boot Camp

Cowley College welding instructor Bob Moffatt recently conducted the first of two Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Boot Camps on June 4-9 in Arkansas City. The initial Boot Camp teaches the basics of TIG welding, while the second TIG Boot Camp, scheduled for June 19-23, will move into more advanced TIG welding. The Boot Camps consist of 30 hours of training and housing in the dorms is included. Moffatt said participants in the first Boot Camp hailed from California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New York, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. After seeing the welding videos Moffatt posted online at www.weld.com, Merritt Caviness traveled seven hours from his home in Iowa to take part in the Boot Camp last week. “Welding plays a role in both jobs I do as a wind turbine technician and also working on a farm,” Caviness said. “The Boot Camp has motivated me to keep practicing and focusing on the basics of welding.” Moffatt said he receives questions on TIG welding from individuals around the world and more than 100,000 subscribers view his content on www.weld.com. 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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South Central Kansas Medical Center Relay for Life team exceeds goal

The South Central Kansas Medical Center Relay for Life team completed its 2017 fundraising campaign June 7 by donating $624 during “bank night.” Those funds, combined with the hospital’s original pledge, pushed the team over its $1,000 fundraising goal. “The staff really stepped up this year for the American Cancer Society,” said Clayton Pappan, SCKMC’s director of marketing and captain of the hospital’s Relay for Life team. “Although we have always been a corporate sponsor of Relay (for Life), it had been several years since the hospital had an actual fundraising team in place,” Pappan said. “Through the team’s efforts and the generous donations from all staff, we were able to reach our goal. This gives us some good momentum and something to build on for next year.” This year’s Relay for Life event was held June 9 at the Agri-Business Building in Arkansas City. The SCKMC team took turns walking for one-hour shifts throughout the event, which was open to the general public and included a variety of activities for all ages. This information was provided by South Central Kansas Medical Center Marketing Director Clayton Pappan. 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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Victory in the Valley local cancer support group plans first meeting June 19

Victory in the Valley is a nonprofit cancer support organization formed in 1983 in Wichita. Today, Victory in the Valley has more than a dozen support groups, ranging from general cancer support to specific health issues such as childhood cancers and brain tumors. The newest chapter of Victory in the Valley is the South Central Kansas Cancer Support Group. The chapter was founded by several of South Central Kansas Medical Center’s Auxiliary members, who themselves are cancer survivors. “The reason for this group beginning is Janet Emmerson, our ring leader,” said Sara Ward, one of the group’s organizers. “She said she had a calling for it. She just felt the need and had gone to some of the support groups (in Wichita).” The local chapter’s first meeting will be at 2 p.m. June 19 in the SCKMC’s Outpatient Services Building, located at 6403 Patterson Pkwy. in Arkansas City. “The first meeting is more or less just to get to know people. It’s for any cancer, not just breast cancer, and for (both) men and women,” said JoAnn Baker. “If the caregivers, family, whoever (cancer) has touched want to come, they can also come.” Victory in the Valley’s mission is to encourage cancer patients and families on their journey by offering hope. That mission is carried out through the local group’s efforts. “Support is the most important, but it also...

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