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April 27, 2015
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Friday 04/24/2015
Class of 1953 breakfast at Brick’s
Posted: April 24, 2015

The ACHS class of 1953 met April 18 at Brick’s for its monthly breakfast.

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Brunch for class of 1961
Posted: April 24, 2015

The ACHS class of 1961 met for its monthly brunch April 18 at Brick’s Restaurant.

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Class of 1947 coffee
Posted: April 24, 2015

The ACHS class of 1947 met for coffee April 17 at Brick’s. Those in attendance were Bob and Pat Anstine, Edna (Robinson) Davis, and guest Elmer Morris.

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Musical awards of the year
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:09 pm

From left: Vic Olmstead, Monica Wise, Lisa Klaassen and Stephen Butler all were honored April 17 at the state Music Club Convention banquet at First United Methodist Church by the State of Kansas Federation of Music Clubs.Olmstead received an award as Composer/Dramatist of the Year. Wise was named Music Educator of the Year. The family of Dr. Paul and Lisa Klaassen were honored as the Musical Family of the Year. Stephen Butler was selected as Musician of the Year.

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Heilig to turn 90
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:09 pm

Sarah Heilig will turn 90 on May 4. A birthday celebration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 2 at Shepherd’s Grace Church, 1125 S. Summit St. All friends and relatives are invited so they can make her day special.

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Dental Association awards teacher and student artist
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:08 pm

FROM LEFT: Ms. Stoy and her student, Jack, from Frances Willard Elementary School, received two gift cards for Walmart from Dr. John Seitz for entering in a drawing put on by the Kansas Dental of Association in March. The theme was Defeat Monster Mouth.Jack was the overall winner in the Southern District.

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Strecker wins state award in national essay contest
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:08 pm

Chloe Strecker, a student at Arkansas City Middle School, was the state-level winner of the National Music Week essay contest. FROM LEFT: Strecker poses with her award and Sherry Baxter, of the Music and Dramatics Club.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Nation turning 90
Posted: April 17, 2015

Wanda Nation will celebrate her 90th birthday with a come-and-go party from 2 to 4 p.m. April 25 at the Nazarene Church, 1928 N. 11th St., in Arkansas City.Wanda would love to see friends and family. No gifts, please. If you can’t attend, send cards to Wanda Nation, 1431 N. Third St., Arkansas City, KS 67005.Her sisters, nieces and nephews will host the party.

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TOPS members attend state event
Posted: April 17, 2015

From left: Peggy Thomas, secretary; Beryl Wilks, treasurer; Sherrylyn Hutchens, runner-up chapter queen and weight recorder; Irene Curfman, co-leader; and Brenda McKinley, leader, all were attendees to State Recognition Days in March from TOPS KS 0925 Arkansas City.TOPS KS 0925 meets at 9 a.m. Fridays at the Senior Citizens Center. Men and women are always welcome.For further information, call (620) 442-4367 or (800) 932-8677, or visit the TOPS website at www.tops.org.

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Lahoma matched to Kieffer
Posted: April 17, 2015

Little Sister Lahoma has been matched with Big Sister Rebekah Kieffer in a school-based match.Kieffer is a student at Cowley College and works for ResCare on weekends.  They will meet weekly at school for 30 to 45 minutes to do homework together and play games.There are many children still waiting for someone to step up to spend time with them.Thirty minutes to an hour a week is all it takes to make a difference in the life of a child.Contact us at (800) 480-4310 or (620) 221-7766, or visit www.kansasbigs.org.

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Girl Scouts earn funds for 2016 trip
Posted: April 17, 2015

Girl Scouts in Cowley County completed their fundraiser March 28 at First United Methodist Church.The fundraiser was held to earn money toward a 2016 summer trip to Savannah, Ga., home of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Lowe.U-Paint-It, a local paint party business, sponsored the event, with 42 participants during two seperate paint party sessions.The Girl Scouts earned 50 percent of profits from the tickets sold for their trip.

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Magnus signs at manor
Posted: April 17, 2015

Dorothy Decker, of Arkansas City, waits as author and Presbyterian Manor resident Iris Magnus signs a copy of her new book, ‘The Sweet Walk’ for her. Magnus also answered questions about diabetes.

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Best 2014 loser
Posted: April 17, 2015

Irene Curfman, a member of TOPS KS 0925 Arkansas City, was the Best Loser for 2014. She received a card and a Topsi Trophy for her achievement. Topsi is the symbol for TOPS all over the world.TOPS KS 0925 meets at 9 a.m. Fridays at the Senior Citizens Center. Men and women are always welcome.For further information, call (620) 442-4367 or (800) 932-8677, or visit the TOPS website at www.tops.org.

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Saturday 04/11/2015
Daddy Cool
Posted: April 11, 2015

Ben Wineinger is quite the jewel, looking mighty fine at a golden 89. Virgil, Kathy, Mugwy and Woody want to pass along birthday wishes.

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Ratzlaff wins trip to Washington
Posted: April 11, 2015

A Wheatland Electric board member came to South Haven to tell Essie Ratzlaff that she won a trip to Washington, D.C., in June. She will be joined by about 30 other students. To win this trip, Ratzlaff traveled to Scott City to take a test on cooperative vs. investor-owned businesses, write an essay and be interviewed.

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ACHS class of ’60 met for breakfast
Posted: April 11, 2015

The ACHS class of 1960 met in March at Brick’s Restaurant for breakfast, and had a number of classmates and guests.

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Lions Club fundraiser a success
Posted: April 11, 2015

THE Arkansas City Lions Club held its annual chili, stew and dessert fundraiser on March 14 at the Agri-Business Building, with good attendance. James Fry and the Cowley ACES, and Boy Scouts Troop 328, assisted with setup, serving and cleanup.

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Morris makes pageant finals
Posted: April 11, 2015

WICHITA — Terriah Regine Morris, 8, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Kansas Pageant, to be held July 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Wichita.The National American Miss pageants are held for girls aged 4 to 18, and have five different age divisions.Morris will participate in the Junior pre-teen age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from across the state of Kansas.Morris’ activities include casual wear modeling, photogenic contest and top model contest. She also enjoys singing in her church choir, softball, acting, photography and modeling.Morris’ sponsors include Morris Bros. Diamond Detail and Felisha Morris.The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the National Pageant in California, where she will receive an exciting, complimentary Tour of Hollywood and two VIP tickets to Disneyland.The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills.Each year, the pageant nationally awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and other prizes, which include a new Ford Mustang convertible.The National American Miss Pageants are unlike any other. All activities and competitions are kept age appropriate. Girls younger than 12 are not allowed to wear make-up, and there is no swimsuit competition.The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an “All-American spirit of fun for family and friends.”Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self confidence and learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant recognizes the accomplishments of each girl, while encouraging her to set goals for her future.

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Girl Scouts earn trip money
Posted: April 11, 2015

Local Girl Scouts in Cowley County completed their fundraiser March 28 at First United Methodist Church.

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South Haven forensics win
Posted: April 11, 2015

At the Argonia speech tournament on March 23, the South Haven High School forensics team’s Ronda Kelly and Esther Rebold qualified for State in improvised duet acting and Ronda Kelly qualified for state in prose interpretation. The State speech competition which will take place May 2.

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Wedding reception and dance
Posted: April 11, 2015

Neva Balzer and John Lockwood would like to invite all family and friends to a reception and dance to celebrate their marriage. The reception will be at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Newkirk Senior Citizens Center. No other invitation will be delivered.

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Friday 04/10/2015
Ark City Girl event given by Soroptimists of Ark City
Posted: April 10, 2015

March 28 found 44 little girls enjoying a fun morning at the Arkansas City Recreation Center, thanks to the Arkansas City Soroptimists.

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Friday 04/03/2015
Class of ’55 plans reunion
Posted: April 03, 2015

The class of 1955 met March 21 at Sirloin Stockade.

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’45 class meets
Posted: April 03, 2015

The class of 1945 met for coffee Wednesday at Brick’s Restaurant. Those attending were Pearl Turner, Jean Tate, Elmer Morris, Jack Givens, Milly Johnston and guest Betty Givens, all of Arkansas City; and Beverly Keller, of Winfield. The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. May 6 at Brick’s Restaurant.

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Metcalf is turning 100
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Bernice Metcalf is turning 100 years old on April 12. She is a resident of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, which will be host to a birthday party at 1:30 p.m. April 12 in the health care dining room.

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Clarks celebrate 50th
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Nelora Mannebach married Joseph Clark on April 24, 1965, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Colwich.Joe is semi-retired and an avid gardener. Nel is a homemaker and an awesome grandma.They have five children — Carla, Cindra, Christie, Craig and Carrie — and 15 grandkids.They will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a dance.

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Friday 03/27/2015
Library projects complete
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 11:23 pm

The Arkansas City Public Library was awarded a grant from the V.J. Wilkins Foundation last year to install new lighting, add additional patron computers and update existing patron computer hardware. The projects are now complete.

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ESCF wins $500 grant in contest
Posted: March 27, 2015

WINFIELD — Easter Seals Capper Foundation received a grant of $500 through a holiday contest sponsored by Legacy Regional Community Foundation in Winfield.

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Eight and Forty meet
Posted: March 27, 2015

WINFIELD — The partners of the Eight and Forty Cowley-Sumner Salon 321 met for dinner March 9 at Pizza Hut in Winfield.

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Class of ’61 brunch
Posted: March 27, 2015

The ACHS class of 1961 met for its monthly brunch March 21 at Brick’s.

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Friday 03/20/2015
Soroptimist celebrate International Women’s Day
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 6:28 pm

Organizations around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, which offers the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality in the workforce and beyond.

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The class of 1947 meet
Posted: March 20, 2015

The class of 1947 met for coffee friday March 20 at Brick’s Restaurant.

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Bowl For Kids’ Sake ‘Go Big or Go Home’ a big success
Posted: March 20, 2015

Kansas Brothers Big Sisters serving Cowley County held their 21st Bowl for Kids Campaign recently at Hillcrest Lanes in Arkansas City.

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Soroptimist Girl for February
Posted: March 20, 2015

Soroptimist International Arkansas City was pleased to honor Ashley Keefe, daughter of Robert and Jodie Keefe, as the February Soroptimist Girl.

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Kiwanis Club supports Family Life Services
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Arkansas City Kiwanis Club representative Craig Hall, right, presents Family Life Services RN coordinator Charla Myric, center, and FLS director Tim Durham a donation from the club.

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Saturday 03/14/2015
Community groups planning for 5K ‘Run with the Pack’
Posted: March 14, 2015

Plans were announced recently at the Arkansas City Cub Scouts Pack 328 Blue and Gold Banquet to promote the first-ever “Run with the Pack.”

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Taylors celebrate 50th
Posted: March 14, 2015

Sharon and Ken Taylor celebrated their 50th anniversary Wednesday. They were married March 12, 1965.

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Quartet of cousins recall a close childhood
Posted: March 14, 2015

Sundays always were special to a group of cousins in Arkansas City and South Haven.

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Big and Small match
Posted: March 14, 2015

Udall kindergartner Alexis, left, and her Big Sister, Udall High School sophomore Maraya, recently were matched in the Bigs in Schools program.If you have 30 minutes a week to give to a child, call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County at (620) 221-7766 or (800) 480-4310.

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Phi Theta Kappa students receive numerous awards at regional convention
Posted: March 14, 2015

WICHITA — This semester, the Phi Theta Kappa Kansas regional convention was held March 6-8 in Wichita at Holiday Inn East.

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Friday 03/06/2015
ACHS class of ’53 gathers
Posted: March 06, 2015

The ACHS class of 1953 met Feb. 21 at Brick’s Restaurant. It will meet again on March 21 at Brick’s Restaurant.

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ACHS class of ’45 coffee
Posted: March 06, 2015

The ACHS class of 1945 met for coffee time Wednesday at Brick’s Restaurant. Members attending were Elmer Morris, Jack Givens and Milly Johnston, all from Arkansas City.

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Volunteers insulate home
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Work is now finished on Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity’s (HFH) 14th house, which was constructed at 324 N. Ninth St. for partner family Amy Townsend and her two children.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Eight and Forty meets for dinner
Posted: February 27, 2015

The partners of The Eight and Forty Cowley-Sumner Salon 321 met for dinner Feb. 9 at Daisy Mae’s Café.

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Ark City dancers to attend Macy’s event
Posted: February 27, 2015

Dancers from the Ark City area have been invited to strut their stuff in the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Class of ’61 meets for brunch
Posted: February 27, 2015

The ACHS class of 1961 met for its monthly brunch Feb. 21 at Brick’s Restaurant.

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’55 class meets Valentine style
Posted: February 27, 2015

The ACHS class of 1955 met Feb. 21 at Sirloin Stockade for a belated Valentine’s party.

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Class of ’47 meets at Brick’s
Posted: February 27, 2015

The ACHS class of 1947 met for coffee Feb. 20 at Brick’s Restaurant.

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Friday 02/20/2015
Cowley presents $478 check to Big Brothers Big Sisters
Posted: February 20, 2015

MULVANE — Following a successful Hot Rods-N-Heat event at Cowley College’s Career and Technical Education Department on Dec. 6, 2014, college officials recently presented Debi Clark, Big Brothers Big Sisters area program director, with a check for $478.64.

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Arkansas City native serves aboard the USS Fitzgerald
Posted: February 20, 2015

YOKOSUKA, Japan — A 2000 Arkansas City High School graduate and Arkansas City native is serving aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), living and working at the Navy’s forward-deployed base south of Tokyo.

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