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Şehsuvaroğlu now respected international oil, gas consultant

With more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Al Şehsuvaroğlu is equally at home in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. The former nuclear engineering graduate-turned-global strategist currently resides in France and can trace his successful career path back to his […]

Local stylists reopen Fifth Avenue salon, offer advanced styles

Sometimes the dream job comes completely out of left field. At least, that’s how it worked out for two area women. Arkansas City native Ashlynn Hughes and Amanda Dassel, originally of Oxford, recently reopened Salon 5th Ave. after working for weeks on remodeling the new location at 119 E. Fifth […]

Colquhoun girls donate $100 to Humane Society

Delaney and Addison Colquhoun donated $100 to the Cowley County Humane Society on July 7. The two area girls kept busy June 10 by manning a lemonade stand in their aunt’s front yard. The sisters have sold lemonade for the past three years, but this was the first year they […]

Double Eagle dedicated to helping people

Double Eagle Firearm and Pawn is a local business that dedicates itself to helping people while also giving them a place to purchase firearms. Double Eagle is located at 104 S. Summit St. and was founded by owner Darrin Green. Green first started selling just firearms in 2008 and it […]

Odle qualifies for 2016 Olympic trials

Cowley College alum Damien Odle has qualified in the javelin for the 2016 Olympic trials, which will be next week in Eugene, Ore. “I’m super excited. I fly out (June 30),” he said in an interview June 29. Odle said his personal best is 73.36 meters. To qualify for the […]

Service dogs deserve awareness, respect

Service dogs are not pets, nor should they be treated as such. Because there are no laws that mandate visible markings or identifying apparel for service dogs, it is important not to assume that a dog accompanying its owner is simply a pet. “A person’s disability may not be easily […]

Hawkins completes run, set to receive dog

Arkansas City native Josh Hawkins has had a big year so far. He recently was honored during an event for area veterans and will receive a service dog in the near future. “I come from a big military family,” he said. “Around 75 to 80 percent of the men have […]

Former Ark City country club marks centennial

The facility that now is Great Life Golf & Fitness — once known as the Arkansas City Country Club — is celebrating 100 years of existence. The golf course and clubhouse are located at 8731 East U.S. 166. Nonmembers can enjoy the course for the following prices: Nine-hole cart — […]

McCaslin: From the highest high to the lowest low, and back again

When Arkansas City Police Department Capt. Mark McCaslin’s year began, he was anticipating change — just not to the extent he experienced. McCaslin spent 10 weeks at Quantico, Va., in an elite Federal Bureau of Investigation training course in early 2016, but a mysterious illness sidelined him soon after he […]

Two-day dog adoption special under way at CCHS

The Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS) is having a two-day dog adoption special on June 17 and June 18. Dog adoptions will be free on both days with a donation of new or used bedding — including towels, bed sheets and anything else a dog can sleep on — as […]