Ark City Voices

Pumpkin butter offers citrus-y autumn alternative to apple butter

The fall weather may be a little warmer this week, but pumpkin recipes keep appearing on social media, in grocery stores and in restaurants. One of them is for pumpkin butter, which is an alternative to apple butter that has a slightly citrus-y twist to its flavor. This recipe doesn’t […]

Recipe for pumpkin spice truffles produces chocolatey fall delight

The parade of pumpkin continues this week with a pumpkin spice truffle recipe. This recipe features a rich mixture of pumpkin spice and white chocolate. To begin, the ingredients needed for the truffle are: 2 ounces full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar 1/3 cup pumpkin […]

Pumpkin spice remains the signature flavor of autumn

It’s officially autumn and pumpkin spice has come back with a vengeance. With cooler weather, it seems everyone goes gaga for all things pumpkin. There are thousands of pumpkin-based recipes online, as well as hundreds of pumpkin-flavored products available in stores. From pumpkin spice “peeps” to Chobani Greek yogurt, there […]

Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance Weekly Devotion: Promised Change

Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4) What do you remember about your baptism? Last weekend, I had the […]

Honey bees killed highlight aerial pesticide dangers to pollinators, humans

Honey bees have generated a lot of buzz in the last decade since the first known case of colony collapse disorder was reported in 2006. Another danger to this already stressed pollinator surfaced in the news recently when The Washington Post reported that Dorchester County, S.C., inadvertently killed more than […]

Wilder leaves behind legacy of comedic genius, cancer awareness

“Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three…” Gene Wilder died this week. While many members of my generation might not know who he is without some kind of reference, he helped to shape and mold the comedic world in the 1970s. Wilder had not been in anything substantial […]

Music festival, car show, Arkalalah among upcoming autumn delights

Perhaps last week’s weather is the culprit, but I cannot wait for autumn to come to Arkansas City. Soon the weather will be cooler. Cold winds will swirl around the tall downtown buildings and we will welcome the sun’s presence. In two short weeks, the Walnut Valley Festival will begin. […]

Unconditional love difficult to model to those who’ve known little love

 “Love never fails…” — 1 Corinthians 13:8 There is such a thing as unconditional love. It is hard for us to grasp, and although we should aspire to love in the same way that our Lord does, we often fall short of this goal. This is due to our human […]

Honoring the fallen by turning to God’s Word

Tragedy hit our nation earlier this month — five men who put their lives on the line to protect and serve citizens of a major metropolitan area made the ultimate sacrifice when they were killed in the line of duty. These men did not anticipate their deaths July 7, but […]

F.R. Smith, of Arkansas City, on museum celebration

The museum should never be involved with politics. However, the board has chosen to make the upcoming anniversary celebration political in their invitations to speakers. Even if all a politician does is say what a great community we have and what a rich history, it is political if it’s a […]