Tag: Northwest Community Center

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 […]

He’s Gr-r-reat! Tapia named Arkalalah grand marshal in time for birthday

One of the hardest workers in preparing for Arkalalah each year received an early birthday present Oct. 23. Tony Tapia was named the grand marshal of the 86th Arkalalah Festival, following a meeting of the Arkalalah Executive Committee and the various public services that make the annual celebration possible. Tapia, […]

Commissioners name four unsafe structures, hear passenger rail update

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Sept. 5 to declare several structures in Arkansas City as unsafe and dangerous. The structures all are in a state of disrepair. Many need work to the foundation or roof, or mold removal. Six structures — located at 215 North B St., 306 North […]

Free meals offered to children this summer with USD 470 Sally’s Spot bus

The Arkansas City Public School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year. The program, sponsored by USD 470 and administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will help to ensure that children receive the healthy meals they need not only to function, but also to […]

Pre-registration ends May 19 for 12th annual Sgt. Jerry Mills Fishing Derby

Pre-registration ends May 19 for the 12th annual Sgt. Jerry Mills Jr. Fishing Derby, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 3 at Veterans Memorial Lake. Those who pre-register this week at the Arkansas City Recreation Center office, located at 225 E. Fifth Ave., will guarantee a […]

Ark City students invited to submit essays in Optimist scholarship contest

The Optimists of Arkansas City have announced a call for entries in the Optimist International Essay Contest. A local winner will receive a $500 scholarship. The Optimist International Essay Contest gives young people the opportunity to express their views on a central topic, develop writing skills and compete for multiple […]

City commissioners authorize purchase of new police, fire telephone system

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Jan. 3 to authorize City Manager Nick Hernandez to spend up to $20,000 for a new telephone system for the Arkansas City Police Department and the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department. The emergency purchase is necessary because the phone system at the […]

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 […]

Arkansas City students predict all but one race correctly in Kids Voting

Arkansas City students elected Republican Donald Trump to the presidency in mock voting on Election Day, correctly predicting across all grade levels what some analysts have called the biggest upset in presidential election history. The voting was part of the sixth mock general election sponsored by the Optimists of Arkansas […]

Ministerial Alliance plans nonpartisan night of prayer Nov. 6 at NWCC

The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance has invited area residents to attend a special night of prayer for the nation at 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Pastors and leaders from all across Arkansas City and surrounding communities are invited to participate in this nonpartisan time of encouragement and intercession at the Northwest […]