In August 2010, Dared and Renee Price purchased the Graves Drug pharmacies in both Arkansas City and Winfield.

GravesThe Prices both graduated from the University of Oklahoma with doctor of pharmacy degrees.

Since their arrival, Graves has expanded its services to include immunizations, compounded prescriptions, a “Time My Meds” program and other services, as well as offering full prescription services.

Graves offers free help for those who suffer from limited mobility. For individuals who can drive to the pharmacy, but have trouble walking inside, curbside delivery is available. Home delivery also is offered Monday through Saturday for prescriptions.

Refills can be ordered online at www.gravesdrugs.com or through the store’s free mobile app.

The Arkansas City location is downtown at 212 S. Summit St. and the Winfield store is located at 905 Main St.


Many services available

The Graves pharmacies offer the following pharmacy-related services:

  • compounding
  • curbside delivery
  • custom breast prosthesis supplies
  • diabetic shoes
  • durable medical equipment
  • free mail and delivery
  • hormone replacement specialists
  • immunizations
  • loyalty program for in-store purchases
  • medication therapy management services
  • pharmacy discount program

Pamalou’s and Arkalalah

Graves in Ark City also is home to Pamalou’s, a full lunch counter that includes an old soda fountain.

Pamalou’s is operated by Pam Hess, who has infused the counter with new life.

The soda fountain is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with lunch starting at 11 a.m.

There will be in-store specials at Graves the entire week of Arkalalah, with 15 different sales on numerous items and lines.

Graves also will have Arkalalah shirts available for purchase, as well as Kiwanis Club pancake feed tickets.

All proceeds from the sale of shirts and tickets go to the Arkalalah Festival or the Kiwanis, respectively.


Flu shots

Graves currently is in full flu shot mode. It offers flu shots for anyone 6 years old or older.

Shots are available at both locations with no appointment. Most insurances are compatible with Graves.

For businesses in the area, Graves also offers “flu shot clinics,” in which a pharmacist will come to a place of business to immunize employees.

For group pricing or to schedule a clinic at a business location, call the pharmacy at either location at (620) 442-2300 or (620) 221-0080, or email info@gravesdrugs.com.


Women’s Day in Winfield

Renee Price recently became qualified as a fitter for custom breast prosthesis supplies.

This is a new service and product the pharmacy will offer at both locations.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25, there will be a representative from the American Breast Care company to answer questions and offer support.

Graves plans on having refreshments and drawings throughout the day at the Winfield location.

For more information or to schedule a one-on-one consultation, patients will need to contact Renee Price or Jancie Harader, or simply attend the event on Oct. 25.


Arkalalah book signings

Just in time for Arkalalah, two authors will return for book signings on Oct. 28-29.

The first is Layne Moore, who wrote “The Scaries” trilogy. The third installment will be released this year.

He will be at the Arkansas City location from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

The other author is Arch “Skip” Gibson, signing his first book, entitled “Crossing the Red.”

This is a Bear Kotah novel and will be the first in the series.

Signing times will be announced later.

Both books are available for pre-purchase at the Arkansas City location.

 

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