Tag: Central Avenue

Planning Commission approves first step toward Compass Point housing

Planning Commission approves first step toward Compass Point housing

The Arkansas City Planning Commission voted 4-0 on Nov. 14 to approve a preliminary plat of Compass Point Addition, a new housing subdivision. If the project moves forward, it could result in 54 new homes, targeted to moderate-income families, being constructed west of MeadowWalk Apartments and south of Skyline Road […]

Alderbrook plans Festival of Wreaths fundraiser Dec. 16 for blessing boxes

Alderbrook Village will be host to a holiday fundraiser this year called the Festival of Wreaths. The event, which will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16, features wreaths that have been donated by local businesses. “(The) wreaths will be auctioned during our festive event and proceeds will benefit […]

Wilson Park train re-dedication, Arkalalah kickoff, free film planned Oct. 24

The City of Arkansas City will be host to a special Arkalalah kickoff event that features a train unveiling and re-dedication Oct. 24 at Wilson Park. The first step in the Wilson Park Master Plan, the restoration of the park’s famous train engine, has been occurring under a covered structure […]

More than 100 turn out for Fall Cleanup Day event; 39 properties benefit

The City of Arkansas City’s 2017 Fall Cleanup Day event was a great success, city commissioners learned in a report during their meeting Tuesday night. An estimated 115 to 120 volunteers showed up Saturday morning at the Wilson Park rotunda to pitch in with the grassroots cleanup event. The city […]

Police department still seeking donations for National Night Out events

The Arkansas City Police Department is preparing for its upcoming National Night Out festivities. Many activities are planned for both the kickoff party on Oct. 2 and the neighborhood block parties on Oct. 3. However, funds are becoming an issue for ACPD, which has a small budget to make these […]

Ministerial Alliance plans special prayer event Sept. 27 at Ben Givens Park

The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance will be host to a special prayer event from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Ben Givens Center City Park, located at Central Avenue and Summit Street. “In light of the recent hurricanes in Houston and Florida, the fires in the West, riots and […]

Neighborhood Watch program relaunch to kick off with Sept. 13 meeting

Next Wednesday, Arkansas City Police Department officers will host a Neighborhood Watch informational meeting. ACPD officers have worked diligently for the last several months to restructure Arkansas City’s Neighborhood Watch program after seeing a rise in residential and automobile burglaries. “(Neighborhood Watch) is something I saw that dwindled away to […]

Applications invited for city’s new Community Spirit Award Committee

Arkansas City residents are invited to apply now to join a new city committee that will select the annual winner of the Joe B. Avery Community Spirit Award. The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Tuesday night to create the new Community Spirit Award Committee. The first members […]

Three local churches planning back-to-school events with free supplies

Several local churches are giving back to the community in the next two weeks by helping to provide for students who will start school this month. This weekend, First United Methodist Church will give away shoe vouchers, in cooperation with Walmart. In order to apply, parents must go through the […]