“Giver of Wonders,” by Roseanna M. White: A review, guest post and giveaway

In a truly unique take on a Christmas story, Roseanna M. White unfolds the tale of Nikolaos the wonder-worker in “Giver of Wonders.” Nicholas, the basis for St. Nick as we know him, has the power to heal and knows his life is meant to be dedicated to the church. […]

Local businesses team up to commemorate those who have passed

For the third year in a row, K’ an D’ Pharmacy and Schmidt Jewelers are working together to provide grieving families with engraved Christmas ornaments commemorating their late loved ones. The push to create these ornaments and provide the tree came from pharmacy co-owner Kechia Reese in 2014. “We wanted […]

“Shattered Vigil” by Carr stuns with imaginative world, realistic characters

Victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bas-solas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil discover they’ve been outsmarted by those seeking to unleash the evil that inhabits the Darkwater. Jorgen, the member of the Vigil assigned to Frayel, has […]

Steamy Joe to host Downs on guitar from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2

Steamy Joe will be host to a free concert Dec. 2, when Taylor Downs will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Downs is a 15-year-old native Louisianan whose family recently moved to Newkirk, Oklahoma. She started playing guitar a few years ago and now plays on the worship team at […]

CMI School of the Spirit to offer “Fanning the Flames” class Dec. 3

CMI School of the Spirit will be host to a class called “Fanning the Flames” on Dec. 3. The class topic will be the spiritual gift of tongues. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., those who wish to learn more about the spiritual gift of tongues are welcomed to meet in the […]

In ‘Healing of the Heart,’ Lough tells tightly plotted tale of love, redemption

“Healing of the Heart,” by Loree Lough, is the third installment in Lough’s Secrets on Sterling Street series. It follows Ruby McCoy, the daughter of a notorious gangster, who is trying to right the wrongs of her father. She eventually encounters Rex Truett, a small-town sheriff who doesn’t quite trust […]

Steamy Joe concert Nov. 18 to feature trio of Turgeon, Girton, Cantu

Steamy Joe will be host to the talents of Lane Turgeon, Seth Girton and David Cantu on Nov. 18. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the musicians will perform at the coffee shop, located at 216 W. Central Ave. During that time, food and drinks will be available. Steamy Joe also […]

Survivor Day event Nov. 19 helps suicide loss survivors on healing journey

First Assembly of God, located at 3125 N. Summit St., will be host to a seminar for survivors of suicide loss on Nov. 19. The program will feature speakers from the Arkansas City community who have experienced loss. From 2 to 4 p.m., the church will open its doors to […]

“Guide Me Home” continues Sawyer’s excellence with Kentucky tale

Kansas author Kim Vogel Sawyer’s newest release “Guide Me Home” proves that she keeps improving with each novel. The story focuses on Rebekah Hardin, a poor Kentucky native who takes a job as a guide at the Mammoth Cave to help her family after a tragedy. When a university student […]

“Trust My Heart” an easy read that doesn’t shy away from tough issues

“Trust My Heart” had my attention when I found out that one of the main characters is a journalist. However, I really didn’t really know what to expect from it. The story follows Jamie, a newbie journalist, as she tries to interview Grant McAllister, a man who recently inherited a […]