Tag: First United Methodist Church

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef receives STAR Award for November

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce presented Creekstone Farms Premium Beef with the November STAR Award on Nov. 29. Creekstone was honored for its ongoing delivery of excellent products with an international presence, as well as its willingness to collaborate with the city’s businesses, civic groups, and nonprofits and […]

Weekend holiday events include play, Santa Run, carriages, films, concert

There are many entertaining holiday events planned this weekend in Arkansas City, starting with the Cherokee Strip Players’ interactive play “Trouble in Tumbleweed.” The production, which debuted Nov. 30, will have its final showings at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, located south of Arkansas City […]

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 […]

Winfield resident Calvin to sign copies of ‘The Bluebonnet Child’ at Graves

Winfield resident Meggie Lee Calvin will sign copies of her book, “The Bluebonnet Child,” at Graves Drug in downtown Arkansas City during Arkalalah. Calvin, who serves as director of children’s and family ministry at First United Methodist Church in Winfield, addresses the issue of children who don’t have a healthy […]

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 […]

Ark City Community Band plans jazz concert June 29, patriotic show July 4

The Ark City Community Band will hold the fifth concert of its 146th season at 7:30 p.m. June 29 under the Wilson Park rotunda, located at 701 N. Summit St. This event is free and open to the public. Some park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring […]

Arkansas City Community Band seeking players for its 146th straight season

The Arkansas City Community Band has announced its schedule for its 146th consecutive season. It is the longest-running band in existence in the state. The band performs a wide variety of music throughout the summer. It is open to wind and percussion musicians of high school age or older. The […]

Eagle Scout candidate plans service project to assist local church

Nathan Fry is attempting to earn his Eagle Scout rank and could become the first new Eagle Scout in Arkansas City in more than a decade. There are several requirements that he must complete in the last few months before his 18th birthday, which is April 22. The first is […]

Soroptimists’ blessing boxes project provides food, toiletries for needy

Arkansas City has become home to two brand-new “blessing boxes,” courtesy of the Soroptimists of Arkansas City. Two club members, Brandy Williams and Suvanah Perdue, led the movement to create the blessing boxes, which hold common household necessities such as food and hygiene products. Residents who are in need of […]

SC ranked as top Kansas school in “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings

WINFIELD — Washington Monthly magazine has recognized Southwestern College in Winfield as one of the nation’s top values in higher education in its 2016 college rankings issue. The magazine ranks SC fifth in the Midwest Region as a “Best Bang for the Buck College.” The “Best Bang for the Buck” […]