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 […]

Seeing red: Salvation Army Red Kettle kickoff planned for Nov. 5 in Winfield

WINFIELD — The Salvation Army Red Kettle kickoff event for the 2016 holiday season will be Nov. 5 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. From 6 to 9 p.m., the fairgrounds will be the epicenter of a Battle of the Bands. High school students will compete with their musical talent. Those in […]

Ministerial Alliance plans nonpartisan night of prayer Nov. 6 at NWCC

The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance has invited area residents to attend a special night of prayer for the nation at 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Pastors and leaders from all across Arkansas City and surrounding communities are invited to participate in this nonpartisan time of encouragement and intercession at the Northwest […]

2016 Big Parade winners announced by Arkalalah Executive Committee

The 2016 Arkalalah Big Parade winners were announced Oct. 30 by the Arkalalah Executive Committee. Sacred Heart Catholic School took first place in the school category. Central Christian Church won the church category. Both also were the winners of their respective categories in the Parade of Lights on Oct. 26. […]

Safe trick-or-treating alternatives to door-to-door offered in Arkansas City

Arkansas City has many safe trick-or-treating options this Halloween. For parents who are worried about the safety of their children in dark neighborhoods, especially from passing vehicles, these events offer a nice alternative in a controlled environment. Even with these safe options, though, remember to check children’s candy before consumption. […]

“Waves of Mercy” tackles difficult issues of faith with masterful grace

Lynn Austin’s “Waves of Mercy” is a poignant, multi-generational novel. The story follows three people and their interweaving story lines. Austin is a master when it comes to juggling timelines and crafting wonderful casts of characters. “Waves of Mercy” tackles some very tough issues, such as why God allows believers […]

2016 Arkalalah Parade of Lights winners announced

The 2016 Arkalalah Parade of Lights winners were announced Oct. 27 by the Arkalalah Executive Committee. Sacred Heart Catholic School took first place in the school category. Central Christian Church won the church category, with West Kansas Avenue Church of God placing second. The order of placing in the organization […]