Tag: Family Life Services

Mark Fry remembered by family, FLS director after passing away of cancer

Local pastor Mark Fry lost his fight with esophageal cancer Oct. 20 — one day after his 67th birthday. “At 7:20 a.m., Daddy was able to stand face to face with the Jesus he has been teaching about for over 38 years,” a member of Fry’s family posted to Facebook. […]

Lind shares his depression experience as part of Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a nationally recognized effort to bring awareness to suicide and depression. Arkansas City native Nate Lind recently spoke at Harvard University regarding suicide and the increase in suicide rates among men. “Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people (younger than) 44. […]

Music in the Park to feature 3 in One, Huffman, Russells on Sept. 30

Wilson Park soon will be host to a concert under the rotunda. On Sept. 30, several local artists will gather for “Music in the Park.” “This is a free event to show our (appreciation) for all the love and support that the community has given us,” said event organizer Sandy […]

Path to Pathways grant from BCBSKS was long and winding, but it paid off

Cowley County this week was named as one of eight Pathways to a Healthy Kansas communities by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS). The grant, possibly one of the most significant ever awarded in the county, is for $100,000 immediately toward implementation, with an additional $400,000 also now […]

Letter to the Editor from Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance

The Ministerial Alliance would like to formally recognize and publicly thank the brave men and women who work in law enforcement and public safety in our city and Cowley County. As we have worked in our county, we have consistently noticed the respect these men and women have for those […]

Family Life Services offers more than just support for pregnant women

Family Life Services (FLS) is a multi-function resource center that often is associated with pregnancy. More than half of its clientele is female, but there are services available for men, as well. In addition to pregnancy tests, FLS offers help with attaining state insurance, a Healthy Beginnings program, parenting classes, […]

Annual March for Life planned for Jan. 23 at Adams Avenue, Summit Street

The Arkansas City March for Life will be at noon Jan. 23 and anyone who wishes to march is welcome to join. The march will begin at the corner of Adams Avenue and Summit Street. Signs will be available for those who wish to carry them. Attendees will march north […]

Ark City Area Chamber of Commerce gives Christmas in the City results

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas in the City campaign has come to an end this year. With events starting in the last week of November, the true number of participants was difficult to calculate. Santa Run This year’s Santa Run was expanded from a 3K run to […]

SEEDS artist mentoring program announces selection of four local mentees

The SEEDS artist mentoring program has announced that its 2017 artist mentees are Carla Brake, Cody Griesel, Rikki Johnson and Julie Sutton. The mentees were selected by mentors through an application process, and they will work closely together for 10 months to accomplish personal and community artworks that will be […]

Cowley County United Way donates 98 percent of receipts to local groups

Cowley County residents can contribute to the local United Way through a payroll deduction or give directly to the nonprofit organization by sending a check, made payable to CC United Way, to the Legacy Foundation. Any company that would like to more about how to participate, or anyone aged 18 […]