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Masonic cornerstone ceremony set for April 7 in Winfield for sheriff’s office

WINFIELD — The Masonic Lodge of Winfield will have a cornerstone dedication for the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office on April 7 in Winfield. The procession will start at 10 a.m. at the lodge, which is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Main Street. From there, the procession will travel to the cornerstone location at 10th Avenue and Loomis Street. More than 100 Masons expected to attend the public event, which is the first cornerstone dedication to be done in Kansas in several years. The event is expected to last until noon. Among the honored guests will be Sherriff Dave Falletti, former sheriffs Bob Odell and Don Read, Winfield Mayor Greg Thompson, and former county administrator Leroy Alsup. Call Ralph McDonald at (620) 442-5091 for more information about this event. 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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ACCA’s Aiming to Fill the Need trap shoot fundraiser is set for April 7

The sixth annual Aiming to Fill the Need trap shoot fundraiser will take place April 7. Arkansas City Christian Academy (ACCA) will be the sole beneficiary from this event. The trap shoot will begin at 9 a.m. with registration at Duck Creek Trap, located at 11524 101st Road in Winfield. There are two age categories — 16 or older and 15 or younger. These two age brackets will compete for first-, second- and third-place prizes, according to a news release from ACCA. There will be a special drawing for two firearms — a Mossberg Maverick 88 12-gauge shotgun or a Taurus PT-111 Millennium G2 9-millimeter pistol. Tickets for the drawing are $5 each or $20 for five chances. The winner will have to pass a background check with a firearms dealer. Signup forms can be found at the ACCA office, located at 901 N. Fifth St., or online at www.accatrapshoot.com. There will be a brief safety class for all shooters. All shooters must provide their own firearm and ammunition. For more details, call (620) 442-0022 or (620) 441-8245. 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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Grandview United Methodist to host women’s retreat at Camp Horizon

Grandview United Methodist Church will be host to a women’s retreat April 13-14 at Camp Horizon. This retreat is open to all women, according to a news release from the church. Attendees will be able to hike or bike the trails at the camp, but are required to bring a sleeping bag or a twin sheet, a blanket, and toiletries. Vicki Bond will be the featured speaker on April 13. She is the chief executive officer of Medical Provider Resources and also represents the Raise My Head Foundation in Wichita, which supports victims of human trafficking. Previously, she operated Medical Staff Services Inc., an Andover-based medical staff verification company. Bond’s professional credentials include a master’s degree in health care administration from Wichita State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in health information management and holds a Certified Professional Medical Staff Manager certification from the National Association of Medical Staff Services. Registration is due no later than April 9 by sending a $25 registration fee, which includes three meals and lodging, to: Grandview UMC, 9044 111th Road, Winfield, KS 67156 Camp Horizon is located at 30811 Horizon Drive. 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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Annual Health and Safety Fair planned for April 14 at Winfield High School

WINFIELD — The 2018 Cowley County Health and Safety Fair is from 9 a.m. to noon April 14 at Winfield High School, located at 300 Viking Blvd. This event is free and open to the public, and it is kid friendly. The Health and Safety Fair helps community members to connect with local health and safety resources. Those resources range from health care professionals to insurance companies, as well as local police and EMS personnel. “This event provides educational sessions, exhibits, vendors and door prizes,” states a release from the City-Cowley County Health Department. “A special feature of the day will be the ability to tour fire trucks (and) police cruisers, as well as other safety equipment.” For questions or more information, call event organizer Charissa Wall at (620) 221-1430. 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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Bingo fundraiser event planned March 25 to benefit ACHS After Prom

There will be a fundraiser this week for Arkansas City High School’s After Prom event. Starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a bingo fundraiser will be held at the Ark City Recreation Center, located at 225 E. Fifth Ave. Adult admission is a donation of $10. With this donation, each adult will receive a bingo pack of 10 cards, which is good for 30 games. Ten rounds of bingo will be played and the prizes are valued at $10 or more. This event will feature bingo, shopping opportunities and a lunch option. Lunch will be a brisket sandwich with chips, for $6. Some of the vendors that will be on site include Mary Kay, Paparazzi and Lularoe. After Prom will be held April 21-22 at the Agri-Business Building, following prom. 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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