Tag: K-State Research and Extension

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 […]

Becky Reid: Managing stress takes time, but reduces pressure and anxiety

’Tis the season to be jolly … but for some, it is a season of stress. Stress is the way your body responds to experiences and events, and it can be good or bad. Managing stress is important for your health and well-being. Stress can help you to rise to […]

Reid: Donate the good stuff, not the expired, unwanted, opened stuff

If you opened your refrigerator or pantry door, what would you see? Do you have an abundance of food, or are you like Old Mother Hubbard with bare shelves? It is estimated that 31 percent of food is wasted at the retail and consumer levels. It might be that you […]

Dining with Diabetes: Fall classes next two months to assist with food prep

When I was pregnant with my second child, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. My doctor referred me to a dietitian who helped me to understand the importance of diet and exercise. My family was supportive and I was able to manage my blood sugar levels. Education and support were […]

At the push of a button: Fitness is about small choices, not just eating right

I love buttons. I can push a button to open my garage door. I can push a button to change television channels. I can push a button to wash my dishes and clothes. I even can push a button on my wrist watch to answer a phone call. But each […]

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 […]

Cowley County receives $100,000 Blue Cross grant, access to $400,000

Cowley County is one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee in the largest community grant program ever funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The Pathways to a Healthy Kansas program provides community coalitions such as RISE Cowley — formerly known as the Cowley County […]

Angels in the Attic, K-State Research and Extension plan blueberry parties

Angels in the Attic and the K-State Research and Extension office will be host to blueberry parties next month. Becky Reid, of K-State Research and Extension, will be on hand to demonstrate several ways that blueberries can be incorporated into recipes. There will be two parties on Feb. 3 — […]

Line-up of entries in 2016 Arkalalah Big Parade on Oct. 29 released

Staff Report The following is a numerical listing of all of the entries in the 2016 Arkalalah Big Parade on Oct. 29 in downtown Arkansas City: American Legion Color Guard Sons of the American Legion American Legion Riders Arkansas City Police Department Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department Grand Marshal Otis Morrow […]

Fourth annual countywide baby shower planned Oct. 8 at Cowley College

Get ready for the biggest baby shower in Cowley County! Breastfeeding Advocates of Cowley County invites expectant and new mothers to the fourth annual Community Wide Baby Shower on Oct. 8. This free resource fair will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Cowley College’s Brown Center, 215 S. Second […]