Faith

Thomas Nelson’s KJV Know the Word Study Bible Kindle Fire giveaway

I love study Bibles. A well-done study Bible can do much to enhance what time you have to study God’s Word. A while back, I reviewed the New King James Version (NKJV) Know the Word Study Bible. So, when the King James Version (KJV) became available, I was very excited. […]

Cancer survivor Bierle flies to Hollywood for special taping of ‘The Doctors’

JoAnn Bierle has survived cancer twice, but that isn’t the end of her story. This feisty woman is on a constant crusade to encourage all woman to have mammograms, especially if they have any family history of the potentially deadly disease. This campaign recently took Bierle cross-country, all the way […]

Arkalalah Parade of Lights float winners named

The 2017 Arkalalah Parade of Lights float winners are: Schools C-4 Elementary School Sacred Heart Catholic School Roosevelt Elementary School Churches Mt. Zion Community Church and Maple Street Baptist West Kansas Avenue Church of God Redeemer Lutheran Church Organizations Early Bird Lions Club Arkansas City High School Wrestling Friends of […]

Mark Fry remembered by family, FLS director after passing away of cancer

Local pastor Mark Fry lost his fight with esophageal cancer Oct. 20 — one day after his 67th birthday. “At 7:20 a.m., Daddy was able to stand face to face with the Jesus he has been teaching about for over 38 years,” a member of Fry’s family posted to Facebook. […]

Arkansas City High School senior Katie DiVall named Miss Arkansas City

Arkansas City High School senior Katie DiVall was named Miss Arkansas City in September and will appear at this year’s Arkalalah Coronation. She is the daughter of Kenny and Melissa DiVall. Katie did not anticipate being named Miss Arkansas City. “It is my understanding that school staff nominated me for […]

Unraveling is a fun, fascinating continuation of Ella’s Unblemished saga

What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel? Unraveling, the eagerly awaited sequel to Sara Ella’s debut fantasy, Unblemished, is a fun and fascinating continuation. Ella once again plumbs the depths and complexity of human nature while highlighting the battle of light and dark. El’s continued battle with The Void […]

Winfield resident Calvin to sign copies of ‘The Bluebonnet Child’ at Graves

Winfield resident Meggie Lee Calvin will sign copies of her book, “The Bluebonnet Child,” at Graves Drug in downtown Arkansas City during Arkalalah. Calvin, who serves as director of children’s and family ministry at First United Methodist Church in Winfield, addresses the issue of children who don’t have a healthy […]

In All She Left Behind, Kirkpatrick takes historical fiction in darker direction

Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young […]

Benton creates deeply moving historical fiction novel in Many Sparrows

When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, is captured by Shawnees, she’ll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. A frontiersman and […]

Ministerial Alliance plans special prayer event Sept. 27 at Ben Givens Park

The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance will be host to a special prayer event from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Ben Givens Center City Park, located at Central Avenue and Summit Street. “In light of the recent hurricanes in Houston and Florida, the fires in the West, riots and […]