Arkalalah week heralded by USB garage cleanup, Medallion Hunt clues

The Kiwanis Club of Arkansas City spent Oct. 23/Sunday afternoon cleaning the Union State Bank parking garage downtown in anticipation of its pancake feed on Oct. 29/Saturday morning. While Kiwanis is not the only group that has begun preparations for Arkalalah, the cleaning of the garage signifies just as much […]

Arkalalah Medallion Hunt Clue No. 2

Medallion Clue No. 2 Look North. Look South. Look East and West. For this, and trust me, I do not jest. The commander has spoken with royal decree The place is surrounded by land and tree Are you ready for a game of chase? Catch me if you can. Travel down the cement […]

Arkalalah Medallion Hunt Clue No. 1

Medallion Clue No. 1 Hear ye! Hear ye! One and all! The time has come to heed the call! The Royal Medallion of the Arkalalah kind Is placed and ready for the kingdom to find! The Medallion lies in stately rest The Rules and Regs you know the best. Be […]

Commission hears haunted house concerns, approves general provisions

The City Commission of Arkansas City heard concerns about a local haunted house during its meeting Oct. 18. Resident Justin Jagels said the presence of the haunted house on West Colorado Avenue could have an effect on the quality of life for the area. Jagels has small children whose sleeping schedule […]

Zeller Motors to be host to free Trunk or Treat event Oct. 31

Zeller Motors will be host to a Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 31. The auto dealership will give away candy and prizes from 3 to 6 p.m. Hot dogs also will be available. “You won’t want to miss this free, fun-filled event,” states a post on the Zeller Motors […]

Michiyo Yasuda’s work will outlive her in beloved animated classics

Those who follow this website know I mostly blog about books. However, when news of Michiyo Yasuda’s passing broke, I knew I had to write about it. Michiyo, 77, passed Oct. 5 after an illness. While her name might not mean anything to you, you probably have heard of some […]

SEEDS Artist Mentor program encourages visual, performing artists to apply

The SEEDS Artist Mentor program, provided by the Arkansas City Area Arts Council, will begin its second year soon thanks to the contributions of several local foundations. Legacy Regional Community Foundation, the Robert Warrender Trust and the V.J. Wilkins Memorial Foundation all have contributed substantially toward the SEEDS program. Ark […]

Steamy Joe to play host to music of Durham, Hallett on Oct. 14

Tim Durham and Mike Hallett will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Steamy Joe. “If you have not heard, our music is an evolving cataclysmic wall of noise,” Durham said in a Facebook post. “Another way of putting it is that you will like it a lot […]

Honigford masterfully uses atmosphere to propel plot of ‘Darkness Knows’

Atmosphere can make or break a novel. Unfortunately, many authors under-appreciate its value and therefore under-use it. Cheryl Honigford is not one of those authors. Her debut novel, “The Darkness Knows” (Aug. 2, 2016, Sourcebooks Landmark), is a masterful display in the use of atmosphere to add depth to a […]

Cowley College Concert Band, Concert Choir to perform Oct. 25

The Cowley College Concert Band and Concert Choir performances on Oct. 25 will be their first with new instrumental band and choir leaders Evan Ricker and David Smith at the helm. The two new instructors say they are eager to share the Robert Brown Theatre stage. There is no cost […]