Tag: Kiwanis

DARE Camp pairs summer fun with serious scenarios to set kids straight

Ark City Police Department officers and staff spent several days this week at DARE Camp, teaching middle schoolers about drugs, alcohol and bullying. School Resource Officer Chase Hobart, who is assigned to Arkansas City Middle School, was among the officers on hand to educate the students. Serious discussion topics were […]

Kiwanis add scholarships, seek new members after taking on blood drive

The Arkansas City Kiwanis Club is on the hunt for new members. Like many civic groups in Ark City, the Kiwanis are attempting to find members of all ages. The mission of Kiwanis International is to improve the lives of children worldwide. However, each club works in its own community […]

Outdoor Movie Series resumes May 12 with Star Wars doubleheader

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will resume May 12 in Arkansas City with a Star Wars doubleheader at the Wilson Park rotunda, 701 N. Summit St. The recent blockbuster hit, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” will play at 7 p.m., preceded by another showing of the Wilson […]

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 […]

Roundup of events for 85th annual Arkalalah Festival

Staff Report Here is a handy roundup of all of the 85th annual Arkalalah Festival events taking place this week: Wednesday, Oct. 26 Concessions Open Concessions for the 2016 Arkalalah Festival will be open from 11 a.m. to about 10 p.m. Oct. 26 in downtown Arkansas City. Arktoberfest Stop by […]

Arkalalah week heralded by USB garage cleanup, Medallion Hunt clues

The Kiwanis Club of Arkansas City spent Oct. 23/Sunday afternoon cleaning the Union State Bank parking garage downtown in anticipation of its pancake feed on Oct. 29/Saturday morning. While Kiwanis is not the only group that has begun preparations for Arkalalah, the cleaning of the garage signifies just as much […]

Beautification town hall meeting set for Oct. 6 at Senior Citizens Center

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 5-0 on Sept. 20 to schedule a special town hall meeting to discuss beautification and code enforcement. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center, 320 South A St. The City Commission and the Beautification […]

Graves offers pharmacy services, soda fountain, flu shots, book signings

In August 2010, Dared and Renee Price purchased the Graves Drug pharmacies in both Arkansas City and Winfield. The Prices both graduated from the University of Oklahoma with doctor of pharmacy degrees. Since their arrival, Graves has expanded its services to include immunizations, compounded prescriptions, a “Time My Meds” program […]

Last week’s DARE Camp averaged 74 campers per day

The 2016 DARE Camp was a huge success, according to Arkansas City Police Department school resource officers Chase Hobart and Brian McGee. The camp saw an increase in campers this year, with the average daily number of 74. Throughout the week, campers were part of a scenario in which they […]