Health

Alderbrook Village to launch new Alzheimer’s educational series next week

Alderbrook Village will start an educational series next week, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, the four-part series will take place once a month, ending Dec. 12. These classes are free and open to anyone in the Arkansas City community. “Our educational series will be […]

Firefighters Fill the Boot on Labor Day for Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for the annual Fill the Boot Campaign on Labor Day. Local firefighters will fill their boots with donations from Arkansas City residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and […]

Ark City woman airlifted to Wichita following accidental shooting Aug. 28

The Arkansas City Police Department is investigating an apparently accidental shooting Aug. 28 that left an Arkansas City woman wounded in her upper left leg. The 25-year-old female was transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center for treatment and later was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for further […]

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor names marketing, admissions director

Sean Page has joined Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor as its new marketing and admissions director, according to Executive Director Sarah Griggs. “Sean will be a great addition to our team,” Griggs said. “He has a terrific sales background and has demonstrated a genuine interest in learning the senior living industry, […]

Cowley College’s Allied Health Center in Winfield gets new interior look

WINFIELD — With fall semester classes under way at Cowley College’s Allied Health Center, students at the college might experience a double take when walking to their class because the facility recently received new carpet, as well as new paint and artwork on its walls. The Allied Health Center is […]

Pink Ladies help SCKMC Auxiliary by volunteering their time, talents, gifts

The “Pink Ladies” long have been a fixture at South Central Kansas Medical Center. “That’s what we’ve been called for years,” said SCKMC Auxiliary member and South Haven resident Leslie Sherman. Each Auxiliary member — dressed in coral pink smocks, white pants and white shoes — takes a turn staffing […]

Gunner Foundation plans fourth annual Cowley Kids Day car, bike show

WINFIELD — The fourth annual Cowley County Kids Day car and bike show is just around the corner. The event is being hosted by A Gift from Gunner Foundation. Starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 2 in Island Park, there will be a plethora of activities for children, as well as […]

“Obstacle observers,” other volunteers still needed for SCKMC Landrush

The SCKMC Landrush planning committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the Aug. 26 fundraiser. Additional help is needed in the form of “obstacle observers” — teams of two who oversee one of the 12 obstacles to ensure both participant safety and fair play — as well as parking attendants […]

Eclipse brings health concerns: Follow these important vision safety tips

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for two to three hours. Tens of millions of people who live within a 70-mile radius of its cross-country track will witness […]

Sick? Stock up ahead of time for easy chicken noodle soup ingredients

Flu season always is the worst time of year, especially after moving away from home. My first illness experience outside of my parents’ home was spent in an apartment less than 15 minutes away. It was at the point when I no longer could leave my apartment that I realized […]