Bountiful Baskets to take orders early next week

Bountiful Baskets will return next week to Arkansas City, and with them, the opportunity to save on groceries. Bountiful Baskets is a co-op that offers a conventional produce basket every other week — each basket generally is half fruit and half vegetables. The monetary contribution required for the baskets is […]

Hospital board discusses physician recruitment

Physician recruitment continues to be a hot topic at South Central Kansas Medical Center. Staff has been courting two doctors for some time now, with no definite commitment from either. “They both like our community. They want to come here,” SKCMC Chief Executive Officer Virgil Watson said of the pair […]

SCKMC speaks about health care consultant

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted last week to approve up to $175,000 for Quorum Health Resources, LLC to perform a financial and operations study for South Central Kansas Medical Center. The strategic, financial and operations evaluation is mandated through the construction bonds for the new hospital. “When the […]

ACPL partners with SCKMC dietary department

One of the most common beliefs about hospitals is that their food is bad. The nutritional services team at South Central Kansas Medical Center has been hard at work to prove that is not the case at the local hospital. For months, they have been trying new recipes and fine-tuning […]

Free summer meals to continue through June

Free summer meals continue to be offered to children on weekdays through June 30, according to USD 470 spokeswoman Alisha Call. The program aims to provide children with healthy meals during the summer. Signing up is not necessary. Breakfast and lunch are served free of charge to children between the […]

Dillons offers free fruit to local children

Children of Dillons grocery store shoppers now are able to snack on free fresh fruit while in the store, located at 425 N. Summit St. in Arkansas City. “We are excited to introduce ‘Free Fresh Fruit for Kids’ program,” said community and public relations manager Sheila Lowrie. “Anyone shopping with […]

Smith named NAEMT regional education coordinator

EMS Director Jeri Smith, of the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department, was named the Region IV regional education coordinator by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), which recently announced appointments for its regional and state educational coordinators in the U.S. “I am honored to have been selected,” Smith said. Region […]