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Ark City Daily Bytes, chamber candidates forum is Oct. 10 at senior center

Ark City Daily Bytes and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host a forum for local political candidates Oct. 10 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center. The forum will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The senior center is […]

Candidate Q&A: Jay Warren — City Commission of Arkansas City

Name: Jay Warren Position you are running for: City Commission of Arkansas City Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Wife, Nancy. Son, Chris, who works in management at the Kellogg plant in Kansas City. He has three children, Ashlyn, Jocelyn and Gavin. Daughter, Dru, who is a teacher and school […]

Candidate Q&A: Lance Niles — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lance Niles Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education (BOE) Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Tamara Niles, spouse; children — Natalie Niles, eighth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School, and Will Niles, sixth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School. We also are hosting an exchange student this […]

Chamber Advocates plan first-ever Family Fun Picnic at Quail Valley farm

WINFIELD — The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering this fall to bring a Family Fun Picnic to all chamber members and their employees. All chamber members and their families are welcomed to attend the event, which will begin at noon Oct. 7 and last until 1:30 p.m. […]

Q&A: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez Position you are running for: USD 470, Arkansas City School Board Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Spouse: Lt. Patrick Ramirez, Winfield Fire-EMS Department Children/Stepchildren: Britton MacLaughlin, 11th grade, ACHS; Spencer MacLaughlin, 8th grade, ACMS; Samuel Ramirez, 3rd Grade, Lowell Elementary, Winfield (I was married previously to Scott […]

Candidate Q&A: Darrin Green — Cowley College Board of Trustees

Name: Darrin Green Position you are running for: Cowley College Board of Trustees Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): I married Dr. Rhonda (Beeson) Green in 2003. We have two children. Our daughter is Marguerite (Maggie) Green, age 12.A seventh-grader at ACMS, she is involved with ACC Cheer and Prairie […]

SEEDS program announces final exhibit and performances Sept. 23

The SEEDS artist mentoring program has announced that its visual and music artists will give their final performances and art exhibits Sept. 23, and the public is invited. At 12 p.m., music mentor Tim Durham and his mentee, Cody Griesel, will give a one-hour community performance, entitled “Acoustics Unplugged,” under the […]

ACPD warns local businesses about fraudulent checks

The Arkansas City Police Department has notified local businesses of a recent rash of fraudulent check writing. A man going by the name of Tim Hartzell has passed numerous fraudulent checks in the Oklahoma cities of Newkirk, Ponca City and Stillwater, as well as in Arkansas City, according to ACPD […]

Neighborhood Watch program relaunch to kick off with Sept. 13 meeting

Next Wednesday, Arkansas City Police Department officers will host a Neighborhood Watch informational meeting. ACPD officers have worked diligently for the last several months to restructure Arkansas City’s Neighborhood Watch program after seeing a rise in residential and automobile burglaries. “(Neighborhood Watch) is something I saw that dwindled away to […]

Music in the Park to feature 3 in One, Huffman, Russells on Sept. 30

Wilson Park soon will be host to a concert under the rotunda. On Sept. 30, several local artists will gather for “Music in the Park.” “This is a free event to show our (appreciation) for all the love and support that the community has given us,” said event organizer Sandy […]