Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor will be host to an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20. There currently is a critical shortage of blood, partially due to illnesses this season. To make an appointment to give, call (800) 733-2767. Potential blood donors must be at least 17 years old — or 16 with parental consent — and weigh at least 110 pounds. They also must be in good health and feeling well at the time of donation. Donors must provide two forms of identification before donating. To prepare for a blood donation, be...Read More
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Easter season services will start very soon at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 224 North A St. in Arkansas City. There are four separate services scheduled, beginning with Palm Sunday. Beginning at 11:05 a.m. March 25, the Palm and Passion Sunday at Trinity will examine the “triumphant entry into Jerusalem for Jesus almost (2,000) years ago,” according to the church’s Facebook page. This service will begin in the parish hall with the blessing of the palm fronds. The congregation then will parade outside and then back into the church as they sing Hosannas. The next service will begin at 12:10 p.m. March 29. Maundy Thursday at Trinity commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus. “Come to be present with a community of faith as we seek the grace and change that came through that event,” the Facebook page states. The next service offered by the church will begin at 12:10 p.m. March 30. Trinity’s Good Friday worship is a quiet, contemplative service that is set aside to commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Finally, Easter service at Trinity will begin at 11 a.m. April 1. “Whether you believe, doubt or are just curious, come see what is at the heart of our Christian tradition,” the church’s Facebook page states. “Come see our beautiful liturgy from the ancient church. Come see what being part of a community of love looks...Read More
Alderbrook Village Assisted Living will have a ribbon-cutting and open house this week to highlight its newly renovated retirement community. “As we all know, updates are an important, ongoing process, as well as much desired in the business world,” said Stephen Mitchell, executive director at Alderbrook Village. “We would like to share this excitement with the community of Arkansas City as we continue to make progress.” The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the newly remodeled community. This event will commence at 2 p.m. at Alderbrook Village, which is located at 402 E. Windsor Road. “We want to introduce to our community a place where families can come together and still share the life of grandparents and mom or dad,” Mitchell said. “We aren’t a facility, but a home for families.” Alderbrook Village’s open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. March 15. “We would like to invite you to partake in a variety of refreshments prepared by our chef as you enjoy live entertainment for the evening,” Mitchell said. “We also encourage you to join us as our courteous staff escorts you through our beautiful, decorous community.” About Alderbrook Village Alderbrook Village provides a resident-centered approach that celebrates the life of each of its residents as individuals. In this community, staff provides 24-7 care, including a variety of...Read More
The V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre will be the site for many activities in the next few weeks. Starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, there will be a showing of “Jumanji,” a movie featuring Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier and the late Robin Williams. It follows two kids who find and play a magical board game. In doing so, they release a man who has been trapped in the game for decades. There are a plethora of dangers that only can be stopped by finishing the game. Tickets are available for a $5 donation...Read More
Local Boy Scouts Troop 328 will be host to a bean feed supper this month. From 5 to 7 p.m. March 15, beans and cornbread will be served by the Scouts. Tickets are on sale now and can be procured by calling (620) 441-8245. Adult tickets are $5 and kids may eat for $3. This event will be held at First United Methodist Church, located at 2448 Edgemont Drive in Arkansas City. 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
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