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Arkansas City

(ärkăn`zəs), city (1990 pop. 12,762), Cowley co., S Kans., at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers, near the Okla. border; inc. 1872. Located in an agricultural and oil region (rich oil fields were discovered in 1914), it has flour mills and oil refineries; transportation equipment and mobile homes are manufactured. Arkansas City was the starting point for the "run" (1893) of thousands of homesteaders into the Cherokee StripCherokee Strip
or Cherokee Outlet,
a narrow piece of land in N Oklahoma. Bounded on the north by the Kansas border, it has an area of more than 6 million acres (2.4 million hectares).
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; a marker south of the city commemorates the event. The Cherokee Strip Living Museum is nearby.
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Two buffaloes are on the run in a central Arkansas city after authorities failed to round up all of an escaped herd.
January marked the addition of a new Arkansas city to the index: Mountain Home.
The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department has twenty one active radios out of which ten were bought in 2002, with the other eleven having been bought around 2008 or 2009.
Selected municipalities include Arkansas City, Batesville, Cherokee Village and McGehee in Arkansas; Lecompte and Natchitoches in Louisiana; and Arcola, Alligator, Coldwater, Hernando, Lexington, Mound Bayou, Okolona, Starkville and Wesson in Mississippi.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- One year after its inception, the $50 million El Dorado Promise scholarship program has provided a much-needed economic boost to the south Arkansas city, Mayor Mike Dumas said.
The first commercial application is an 11-oz ready-to-drink coffee bottle from Kanpak, Arkansas City, Kan.
Testing all the cattle processed at the Arkansas City plant would cost Creekstone about $6 million annually, but officials have contended that regaining lost markets would more than pay for the additional cost.
Born in 1918 in Arkansas City, Arkansas, Johnson--a grandson of slaves--gained his relentless drive from his late mother, Gertrude Johnson Williams.
The company will conduct random testing for both growth promotants and antibiotic residues at the processing plant in Arkansas City, KS.
GE will conduct the engine maintenance work at its Strother Field plant near Arkansas City, Kansas, The Associated Press reported.
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The only creationist to retain his seat was Steve Abrams, a veterinarian from Arkansas City, who easily defeated former school superintendent Roger Rankin, 62 percent: to 38 percent.

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