Local group works to decriminalize marijuana

July 25, 2014

Local Group's Quest for Decriminalization As marijuana laws across the country are being reformed, one local organization believes that the time has come for Kansas City to reduce the penalty for misdemeanor marijuana possession. With its FLAME initiative (Finding Legal Alternatives to Marijuana Enforcement), Kansas City marijuana advocacy group The Happy Crowd is hoping to make 35 grams or less ...

Andrew Wommack’s Gospel Truth Rally coming to Overland Park

July 25, 2014

Andrew Wommack Ministries Phone: 719-272-3373 Email: KevinBree@awmi.net Internationally known Minister Andrew Wommack will be in Overland Park on August 2 at 7 p.m. for a Gospel Truth Rally. The free mini-conference will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211. Following an uplifting time of praise and worship, led by Daniel Amstutz and ...

Fifth annual Giggle with Gilda benefit slated Aug. 23

July 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Neher (913) 599-5539 megan@mnpr.biz COLIN MOCHRIE, BRAD SHERWOOD TO HEADLINE FIFTH ANNUAL GIGGLE WITH GILDA Presented by Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, comedy show to benefit Gilda's Club Kansas City Aug. 23 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tickets are on sale now for Gilda’s Club Kansas City’s annual comedy fundraiser, Giggle with Gilda. Presented by ...

Sandy Hook parent to speak at Tri-County Mental Health Services banquetfor Annual Banquet

July 25, 2014

A personal dialogue about forgiveness in the face of unspeakable tragedy will highlight the Tri-County Mental Health Services Annual Banquet Monday, Aug. 25. Keynote speaker Scarlett Lewis lost her son, Jesse, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. In the face of this loss, Scarlett began a journey of hope and forgiveness. The inspiration for her efforts began with ...

KPERS’ Board of Trustees elects Terry Matlack as new chairman

July 25, 2014

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System board of trustees voted Terry Matlack, of Shawnee, as chairperson for the coming fiscal year. Matlack is a managing director of Leawood-based Tortoise Capital Advisors LLC, a firm he was one of the cofounders of in 2002. He also serves on the board of the publicly traded Tortoise Closed-End Funds. Previously, he was a ...

Texttile art exhibit by Sonie Ruffin opens Aug. 1 in Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedra

July 24, 2014

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral is hosting local artist Sonié Joi Ruffin, internationally-known textile artist, for an art exhibit this August. The art exhibit, Let the Church Say Amen, opens August 1 and continues through September 5. The exhibit will be open Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. We invite you to participate in some special events. • The ...

Northland job fair for nannies and tutors slated Aug. 4

July 24, 2014

Kansas City, MO –August 4, 2014 – College Nannies & Tutors of Parkville is hosting a job fair for local nannies and tutors in Zona Rosa on August 1 starting at 9:00 a.m. and lasting until 2:00 p.m. Northland college students are welcome to attend, with interviews held on location. With a reputation for building stronger families in the Northland ...

New book titled ‘Discovering Historic Clay County’ published

July 24, 2014

The Clay County Archives and Historical Library is excited to announce availability of a new publication, Discovering Historic Clay County, Missouri. This 240 page book features information on more than 1,100 historic sites and points of interest throughout Clay County. Maps reflecting the location of businesses, homes, schools, churches, communities, roads, bridges, railroads, mills, springs, streams, rivers landings, and more ...

TRU Basketball ‘You Can’t Guard Me’ camp featuring local collegiate stars, WNBA draft pick

July 24, 2014

Overland Park, KS: TRU Basketball, a basketball development program specializing in competitive youth basketball and travel teams, announced their 3rd annual ‘You Can’t Guard Me’ Positional Skills Camp at the Fieldhouse of Kansas City in Overland Park, KS. The camp features NAIA scoring leader Jewel “Springs” Carter as well as special guests Keith Pickens, 4-year swingman from Missouri University and ...

Kansas City Symphony to present U.S. Marine Band in September concert

July 24, 2014

WHO: “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band from Washington, D.C., presented by the Kansas City Symphony. The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s primary mission is to ...

Local dance studio takes top award at national competition

July 24, 2014

Overland Park, Kansas – July 16-20, 2014 Staff and students from TEAH Ballroom traveled 2000 miles to participate in the Virginia State Dancesport Championships. The prestigious event in Reston, Virginia celebrated its 50th Anniversary this year. The TEAH Team was comprised of students-Steve Carter and Janett Vale, who placed in the Top Students; Kathy Fors, Marinella Hesterberg, Christine Raya, Janet ...

New K-State Super Store becomes world’s largest Wildcat retailer

July 24, 2014

The K-State Super Store, the official merchandiser for all things Wildcats, will hold the title as the world’s largest K-State fan gear location when its doors open this August. The expansive new location stretches across more than 9,000 square feet and provides practically every piece of K-State fan gear imaginable. From T-shirts to dog beds, the K-State Super Store is ...

New Games Day 50 plus event is Aug. 20 at Roeland Park Community Center

July 24, 2014

A relaxed afternoon of bridge or mah jongg is in store for participants of a late August Game Day event being planned by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park. A delicious ...

New Back to School Bash is Aug. 16 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center

July 24, 2014

Come have one more fun day at the pool before it's time to resume the school routine during a new special event being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center. . The event is called Back to School Bash and will take place beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Lots of games, fun music, and lots of laughs ...

Second and final Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Kill Creek Park is Aug. 16

July 24, 2014

The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Kill Creek Park during 2014 will take place on Aug. 16, while the last of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on Aug. 23. After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be ...

Regional Pickleball Tournament set for Aug. 15-17 at New Century Fieldhouse

July 24, 2014

Don't miss the first Regional Pickleball Tournament in this area. This event will take place Aug. 15 through 17 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse, near Gardner, and is being presented by JCPRD's 50 )Plus Department. This new weekend event includes Friday fun with dinner, practice play, and good company. Tournament play will take place ...

Kansas Children’s Service League accredited for quality service by Prevent Child Abuse America

July 24, 2014

News from the Kansas Children’s Service League Contact: Deena Williams, Marketing and Public Relations Supervisor Office: 877-530-5275 ext. 1314; Mobile: 316-204-1741; Email: dwilliams@kcsl.org Kansas Children’s Service League Accredited for Quality Service by Prevent Child Abuse America Leading National Child Abuse Prevention Organization Accredits Healthy Families America site in Greater Kansas City to Serve Families Kansas City, Kan. – Prevent Child ...

5th Annual Community Resource Information Expo slated for Aug. 1 at Fort Leonard Wood

July 24, 2014

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Army Community Service is slated to hold its 5th Annual Community Resource Information Expo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 1 in Nutter Field House here. This expo is an opportunity for individuals to talk one-on-one with representatives from a variety of organizations and receive information about multiple programs that interest the community. There ...

U.S. Army Soldier Show returns to Fort Leonard Wood Aug. 1

July 24, 2014

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Rousing music, vibrant costumes, entertaining choreography and colorful visuals – all the elements of a Broadway production will be on display when the U.S. Army Soldier Show comes to Fort Leonard Wood. Army Entertainment is slated to present the Soldier Show at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 1 in Abrams Theater here. Admission is free and open ...

Select Imaging inks channel agreement with PropertyTRAK to provide national distribution of Facility Operations Software

July 23, 2014

(Olathe, KS) -- Select Imaging has reached agreement with PropertyTRAK to lead a major initiative to create a dealer channel for its facilities operations management SaaS. To further facilitate this growth initiative, Select Imaging also invested in and has become a key stakeholder in PropertyTRAK. Select Imaging will build and manage a network of value added resellers (VARs) for PropertyTRAK ...

New Home Care Company Dedicated to Helping Johnson County Seniors

July 23, 2014

Elite Home Care Services of Kansas, LLC is set to open early August 2014 and provide in-home care services to seniors in the Johnson County, KS area. Elite Home Care Services is a locally owned and operated senior home care company specializing in growing the independence of seniors from the comfort of their homes. Seniors in the area of Johnson ...

U.S. Army Soldier Show returns to Fort Leonard Wood Aug. 1

July 23, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573-563-4012 BY: Matt Decker EMAIL: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release No. 14-062 July 22, 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show returns to Fort Leonard Wood Aug. 1 FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Rousing music, vibrant costumes, entertaining choreography and colorful visuals – all the elements of a Broadway production will ...

Northland Family-to Family Course Begins Sept.09, 2014

July 23, 2014

Mental illness is an equal opportunity disease that often strikes suddenly and without warning. Family members struggle to understand the diagnosis and to take care of themselves and their loved one. There are so many questions for the family, but few resources to provide answers. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a free, 12- week course for ...


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