Author: Jeni McGee

Ark City Arts plans annual meeting, celebration March 9 at Burford Theatre

The annual meeting and celebration of the Arkansas City Area Arts Council will be at 6 p.m. March 9 at the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre. The event will begin with cocktails and social time from 6 to 6:45 p.m., followed by the election of board members. The meeting will feature performances by the Prairie Voice choir and Burford Singers. There also will be an awards presentation. The event is a chance for people to view John and Rosemary Skinner’s art and jewelry collection, “Collaborate.” The collection, donated to the Burford Theatre, will be an interactive community collaboration in Ark City Arts’ exhibit room off the atrium of the theater. 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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Deadline to register to vote in April 11 special election is March 21

Voter registration for the special election scheduled for April 11 must be completed on or before March 21. This special election is to elect the Fourth Congressional District representative to the U.S. House. Mike Pompeo was re-elected to the position last November, but subsequently chosen by President Donald Trump to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Republican Ron Estes, Democrat Jim Thompson and Libertarian Chris Rockhold will compete in the special election to replace Pompeo. 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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Discover NASA exhibit at Winfield Public Library to be host to free concert

WINFIELD — Students from the Community Music School will perform space music from 2 to 3 p.m. March 12 at the Winfield Public Library. The performance is in conjunction with the national traveling exhibition Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space. This concert is free and open to the public. The Winfield Public Library is the only library in Kansas, and only one of six libraries in the nation, to host the NASA exhibit. Discover NASA is an inside look at NASA, America’s space agency, and covers six key areas — human exploration, Earth science, Mars exploration, the solar system and beyond, aeronautics, and technology. Discover NASA will be on display until April 19 at the Winfield Public Library, located at 605 College St. For additional information, call the library at (620) 221-4470. 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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New keyboard, touchpad device solves media PC control issues nicely

My husband and I gave up on traditional means of entertainment a long time ago — and with cable went the traditional television. Our current setup is a media PC-based system. In addition to the media PC, we have a projector and screen, as well as six speakers. But the downside to having a media PC, instead of a traditional television, always has been the lack of a remote. Now, the creation of wireless mice helped — one can control most of the basic functions of a computer from half a room away. But while surfing the internet, Netflix or Hulu, there are some disadvantages. Without a keyboard, we have to use the on-screen keyboard. The onscreen keyboard can be difficult to maneuver, too, because it sometimes double-clicks instead of single-clicks. While there are many options out there for remotes, we wanted something that also provided a QWERTY keyboard. It took us a while to find what we wanted for our setup. As luck would have it, Rii has just what we wanted — a complete keyboard and touchpad. The Rii i8 Mini 2.4-gigahertz wireless touchpad keyboard with mouse retails for about $20. Installation is as easy as inserting the USB receiver into a computer and charging up the remote. The touchpad is sensitive, though. If you are too far away from the computer — say, 15 feet — it...

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Ark City Lions Club chili supper will be March 11 at Agri-Business Building

The Arkansas City Lions Club will be host to its annual chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. March 11. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for community service. Among the offerings will be chili, vegetable stew, Frito chili pies, dessert and drinks. Adult tickets are being sold for $8 and children 10 years old or younger are $4. The chili supper will take place at the Agri-Business Building, located at 712 W. Washington Ave. 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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