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City looking for contract help with 2018 nuisance abatement mowing

The City of Arkansas City is soliciting bids to take care of nuisance abatement mowing for the upcoming growing season. A nuisance abatement contractor will be used to mow and trim the yards of properties that have been turned in for tall grass and weeds. The grass on these properties must be in excess of 12 inches tall. This contract will be awarded based on the “apparent ability to perform a quality job in a timely manner,” according to a request for proposals. Mowing will have to be completed within three days of notification from the city. There are...

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Coffee with a Cop, Student Patrol will be March 29 at Cowley College

The Arkansas City Police Department will hold Coffee with a Cop next week. The event will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. March 29 at the McAtee Dining Center, located at 206 S. Fourth St. on the Cowley College campus. Black coffee will be provided free of charge. Cowley College Public Safety and Student Patrol are listed as co-hosts. Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity for community members to visit with employees of the police department in a safe, comfortable environment, free of distractions. This function does not involve speeches or agendas. The public is welcome to come meet...

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Arkansas City Farm and Art Market pre-meeting planned for today

The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market will have a pre-market planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. today. Anyone who is contemplating joining the Farm and Art Market this year should plan to attend this opportunity to sign up as a vendor for the summer market. The meeting will be held at the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau, located at 106 S. Summit St. New and existing vendors can sign up, pay member fees, and select spaces at this meeting. Event organizer Brittany Carder will roll out new rules and regulations, discuss fun market...

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American Red Cross plans blood drive March 20 at Presbyterian Manor

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...

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Trinity Episcopal Church offers quartet of special services for Easter time

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...

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