Lifestyles

Fidget spinners in classrooms: Useful treatment, obnoxious fad … or both?

Fidget spinners seem to be everywhere — at the supermarket, online, at the gas station and, of course, attached to the hands of a number of youths right here in Arkansas City. The general populace seems entranced by the colorful, spinning metallic objects. Companies who manufacture fidget spinners claim they […]

Know signs, risk factors of breast cancer to maximize chance of treatment

Breast cancer is is the second most common cancer in women, according to the National Cancer Institute. It can occur in men, too, but that is more rare. Each year, there are about 100 times more new cases of breast cancer in women than in men. How do you know if […]

Kristin Schell shows a new way to build community in The Turquoise Table

Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals […]

Seven simple, sensible rules for maintaining firearms safety in your home

Living with firearms in a home can be dangerous if you don’t know how to be responsible with them. In Kansas, laws have been passed that allow a person to carry concealed in many places, including public buildings, churches and college campuses. Clearly, gun ownership is popular in Kansas, which […]

Wilson Park master plan unveiled by city at chamber coffee March 30

The City of Arkansas City has released an official master plan for Wilson Park, including the property that once housed the city-owned hospital. During Thursday morning’s Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce coffee, City Manager Nick Hernandez shared plans for the property. The first, most obvious change that will be […]

Legacy Foundation’s Request for Proposals deadline approaches March 30

Legacy Regional Community Foundation announced a request for proposals as part of an initiative to address children’s health in January. The deadline for local grant money is approaching quickly. Eligible applicants may apply for a 12-month grant of up to $10,000. The foundation is committed to creating a stronger future […]

Chamber announces details for Cowley Home and Outdoor Living Festival

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and many area businesses are preparing for the upcoming Cowley Home and Outdoor Living Festival. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 in the Agri-Business Building, located at 712 […]

Recommended: Top five food podcasts for fans of more in-depth talk

While podcasts have been around for years, they have garnered even more attention in the last few years after the success of “Serial.” Podcast listeners grew by 23 percent from 2015 to 2016 and have grown by 75 percent since 2013. In fact, 57 million Americans listen to podcasts and […]

Marble fudge offers plentiful range of variations for Christmas, other times

  This recipe for marble fudge has been kicked around in my family for years, but I am not entirely sure where it originated. I remember my grandfather making it every Christmas season for years. Every time he and my grandmother volunteered at Christmastime, he would take some of this […]

The wonder of vinegar: Household cleaner, laundry aid, rug restorer

Household cleaner, laundry aid, rug restorer Did you ever wonder how our grandmothers cleaned their homes before harsh chemical cleaners were available? One of the most versatile cleaning products available is regular white distilled vinegar. Vinegar not only is versatile, but it is very affordable. A gallon-sized jug of vinegar […]