Tag: God

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 […]

Pastor Jack Dickson: Looking out at the other side of the window

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55: 9) Windows are like walls. They muffle sounds, and keep out the cold and wet. They restrict passage from one place to another. But windows […]

Karen Witemeyer returns to beloved Western setting in “Heart on the Line”

Grace Mallory is tired of running, of hiding. But when an old friend sends an after-hours telegraph transmission warning Grace that the man who has hunted her for nearly a year has discovered her location, she fears she has no choice. She can’t let the villain she believes responsible for […]

The Return, by Suzanne Woods Fisher, a complex, highly enjoyable read

Best-selling novelist Suzanne Woods Fisher returns to her Amish Beginnings series in The Return. Fisher treks underutilized territory as this novel centers around a young Amish woman who is kidnapped by Native Americans in a raid. The rest of the novel deals with the fallout of this event. We follow […]

Hundreds attend standing-room-only funeral for Coach Brantley at ACHS

Arkansas City said goodbye to one of its own on the afternoon of June 8. A funeral for Coach Anthony “Ant” Brantley Jr. filled the Arkansas City High School auditorium to capacity. Brantley died following the onset of a sudden heart issue and a short stay in a Wichita hospital. […]

Christian pop band Stars Go Dim plays June 3 at Southwestern College

WINFIELD — Stars Go Dim, a Christian pop band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be featured at the Donna DeMint Memorial Cancer Benefit Concert on June 3. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Richardson Performing Arts Center in Southwestern College’s Christy Administration Building. Tickets are $15. This concert […]

Mixed feelings for A Second Chance, a quick read with a nice message

Alexis A. Goring’s A Second Chance was kind of a mixed bag for me. A light — it’s only 154 pages long — and mostly lighthearted Christian contemporary romance, it fails to tick several of my boxes when it comes to reading enjoyment. The novella follows Traci Hightower, a recently jilted bride […]

Hope for Today: A commencement address for graduates, for all of life

This month, millions of students will graduate from high school and college. The majority of these graduates will be teenagers and 20-somethings. They will have achieved a worthy and important milestone for themselves. If I had a chance to speak at their graduations, here are some life lessons I would […]

National Day of Prayer event planned for May 4 at Wilson Park rotunda

A National Day of Prayer service will be held next week under the Wilson Park rotunda. The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance invites the community to attend the prayer service, which will begin at noon May 4. After the service, lunch will be available. This year will mark the 66th annual […]

Regnier honored for 43 years of service to Cowley College at board meeting

The Cowley College Board of Trustees recognized former board member Sid Regnier during its regular meeting April 17. Regnier resigned his position on the college board of trustees at the end of the March meeting. He was involved at the college for 43 years. “I’ve enjoyed it, I really have. […]