Health

SCKMC sales tax passes with huge margin

The South Central Kansas Medical Center sales tax initiative appears to have passed May 24 with an 80-percent approval rating. However, official results for the 1-percent sales tax will not be available until June 2. The tax increase, which has preliminary votes of 1,885 for and 467 against, has been […]

SCKMC sales tax approved in 4-to-1 vote

A one-percent sales tax for South Central Kansas Medical Center’s (SCKMC) bond debt was approved by Arkansas City voters on May 24. An unofficial tally showed 80 percent of voters were in favor of the tax, with the remaining 20 percent opposed. “Yes” votes were cast by 1,885 citizens, with […]

Farm and Art Market under way after soggy start

The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market got off to a soggy and cold start last week. About 13 vendors braved the weather, according to market coordinator Kristi Old. “We have over 20 vendors signed up once the market gets going, and we have nicer weather,” she said. All produce […]

Summer Food Service Program offered in June

The Arkansas City Public School District will participate in the Summer Food Service Program again this year. The program being offered by USD 470 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will help to ensure children have the healthy meals they need to excel during the summer. The […]

SCKC now offering after-hours care

Since South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) acquired Summit Clinic to form a new medical clinic in 2014, hospital representatives have been working toward offering extended health care services beyond the traditional 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. time frame on Mondays through Fridays. South Central Kansas Clinic (SCKC), located at […]

Blackburn receives Exceptional Service Award

South Central Kansas Medical Center recently announced that respiratory therapist Terry Blackburn has been named its Exceptional Service Award winner for the month of May. The Exceptional Service Award is one of the greatest honors available at SCKMC. Those who receive the award have been recognized by patients, family members, […]

Taylor Drug offers free vitamins for children

One local pharmacy is offering free vitamins to the youths of Arkansas City. Taylor Drug, located at 201 S. Summit St., is offering multivitamins to children aged 2 to 12 years old. “The parents have to come in and sign the child up,” said one staff member. The parents are […]

SCKMC hosts series of town hall meetings

“A Cent Makes Sense” is the message that South Central Kansas Medical Center officials spread during a series of recent town hall meetings. SCKMC chief operations officer Clayton Pappan spoke May 9 to a group of nearly 20 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254, the last public meeting before […]