Shawnee Mission Health to Host Third Annual Focus on Breast Cancer Event Oct. 24

Oct. 21, 2014

Merriam, Kan. – The Breast Center at Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) will host the third annual Focus on Breast Cancer photography contest and exhibit on Friday, Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. at The Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th Street in Overland Park, Kan. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, area high school students were challenged to photograph their ...

EPCOR Announces Payment Systems Award Winners

Oct. 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 21, 2014) – EPCOR® - Your Electronic Payments Core of Knowledge today announced the recipients of its Payment Systems Awards at the Awards Luncheon of the annual EPCOR Payments Conference – Fall 2014 at The Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City. EPCOR CEO Ann-Marie Bartels, AAP, presented the 2014 Marquis Award to Carrollton Bank and St. ...

Networks Plus Acquired by BVTC

Oct. 21, 2014

Home, Kan. – October 20, 2014 – Blue Valley Tele-Communications, Inc. announced this week it has acquired Networks Plus of Manhattan, Kan. The acquisition combines BVTC’s experience and expertise in communications and Information Technology (IT) services, with capabilities, certifications, and technical expertise from the Networks Plus team. This will provide customers access to one of the most powerful IT teams ...

Kansas City Resident Completes ‘The Original NOLS Course’

Oct. 21, 2014

Lander, Wyo.— Keturah Logan, 16, of Kansas City, Mo., recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). NOLS believes people thrive when challenged. During the Wind River Wilderness course, students did not have access to modern conveniences and were challenged to step outside their comfort zones. This is the course that ...

Share a Love of Reading with Your Whole Family Woodneath Library Center Hosts Early Literacy Fair

Oct. 21, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, the Woodneath Library Center [8900 NE Flintlock Road] will host an Early Literacy Fair for parents and caregivers to promote pre-reading skills for children from birth to 6 years. By exploring Mid-Continent Public Library’s many early literacy resources, parents and children will learn fun and easy ways to encourage literacy skills before learning to read. “Parents ...

Carol Wei, founder of the Mid-America Asian Culture Association, honored with the 2014 Kansas Minority Business Advocate of the Year Award and a national 2014 Small Business Influencer Award

Oct. 20, 2014

Olathe, KAN (Oct. 20, 2014): Carol Wei, founder of the Mid-America Asian Culture Association, has been recently honored with a small business advocacy award and a national recognition for her Asian community leadership. Carol was selected the “2014 Kansas Minority Business Advocate of the Year” by the Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Minority & Women Business Development. Wei accepted ...

Smithville Bassmasters Member Named State Champion

Oct. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Clay Palmer – Tournament Director (816) 547-5313 Smithville Bassmasters Member Named State Champion Smithville Bassmaster, Jeff Saunders, recently took home the top honors at the Missouri B.A.S.S. Nation State Tournament on Truman Reservoir. His 7 fish total weight of 17.3 pounds helped secure his place as the Missouri B.A.S.S. Nation State Champion. The top 217 anglers ...

Local Business Community Rallies to help Children in Foster Care at KVC Health Systems Gala

Oct. 20, 2014

VanBrock, Bank of Blue Valley, Garmin, Anthem Media, Darol Rodrock Foundation, Holmes Murphy, IMA and JE Dunn among the lead sponsors Olathe, Kansas – October 20, 2014– KVC Health Systems is pleased to announce it will host The Gala on Fire on Friday, November 21 at the Historic Firestone Building in downtown Kansas City, Mo. to benefit more than 3,100 ...

John Knox Village holds World Series Watch Party!

Oct. 20, 2014

Residents at John Knox Village, a continuing care retirement community in Lee’s Summit, MO are cheering on the Kansas City Royals as they head to the World Series! The Village will be holding a World Series Watch Party for residents for game one that will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Pavilion. Residents will enjoy all ...

Johnson County Extension Offers Class for Hunters: Field to Table - Venison

Oct. 20, 2014

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is conducting a class for hunters Tuesday, November 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. at K-State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Dr. in Olathe. The class will provide information on how to safely handle and harvest fresh game meat. It will include a butchering demonstration and samples of venison chili. The fee is $15. ...

Dentist Collects Candy for Troops Overseas

Oct. 20, 2014

A Blue Springs dental practice is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Foster Dental Care and receive $1 per pound (up to $5). The team at Foster Dental Care is leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. “Kids can still have ...

Tallgrass Creek Security Supervisor Thanks Kansas City Royals for Allowing Him to Keep His Hair

Oct. 20, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 20, 2014) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community Security Supervisor David Gregory today thanked the entire Kansas City Royals organization for beating the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series and for allowing him to keep his hair. Unfortunately, General Services Director Daniel Stapf could not do the same. Stapf, a native Marylander who grew up ...

Olympic Sport of Eventing Taking Place in Olathe

Oct. 20, 2014

www.macta.info Julie Vollertsen 913.980.4668 mayaride@aol.com Olathe, KS – October 25-26, 2014 – The Olympic Sport of Eventing is coming to Johnson County, KS for the annual Heritage Park Horse Trials presented by the Mid-America Combined Training Association (MACTA). The competition begins on October 25th at 8am with the Dressage Phase followed by Cross Country Jumping. The final phase, Show jumping ...

Craig Safety Technologies announces alliance with Forward Thinking Systems, worldwide provider of asset tracking and fleet management software

Oct. 20, 2014

Kansas City (October 20, 2014): Craig Safety Technologies (CST), a Kansas City-based safety and compliance technology and consulting company, is proud to announce a recent business alliance with Forward Thinking Systems (FTS), a New York-based worldwide provider of asset tracking and fleet management software, according to Brenda L. Craig, President of CST. “CST owns a proprietary compliance safety management system ...

Alan Jackson Brings His 25th Anniversary KEEPINIT COUNTRY TOUR to the Independence Events Center on April 17

Oct. 20, 2014

(October 20, 2014) Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to Independence, MO on April 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m at Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office at Independence Events Center and Ticketmaster. Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR, which is sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, will be ...

Kansas City Locals to Collect 70,000 Gifts for Children

Oct. 20, 2014

Kansas City Residents Help Samaritan’s Purse Reach 10 Million Needy Kids This Christmas KANSAS CITY, MO., Oct. 20, 2014—This month, several locations in the Kansas City area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual project is a favorite of many Kansas City residents, families, churches and groups who help ...

Kansas City Resident Completes ‘The Original NOLS Course’

Oct. 20, 2014

Lander, Wyo.— Khalif Hines, 17, of Kansas City, Mo., recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). NOLS believes people thrive when challenged. During the Wind River Wilderness course, students did not have access to modern conveniences and were challenged to step outside their comfort zones. This is the course that ...

Crosby Kemper III and Frank White to Address Power of Youth Mentoring

Oct. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crosby Kemper III and Frank White to Address Power of Youth Mentoring The 4th Annual Mentors Challenge, a benefit for High Aspirations is Thursday, November 6, 2014. KANSAS CITY, MO, [10-17-14] --- Crosby Kemper III and Frank White will be the guest speakers at the 4th Annual Mentors Challenge benefitting High Aspirations on November 6, 2014 at ...

Women’s Ministry to Host 24th Annual Craft Show

Oct. 19, 2014

The Lawson Assembly of God Women’s Ministry is again hosting its annual craft show. The show will contain 60+ booths located in the gymnasium and in the church building as well. The event will be on Friday, November 7th, and Saturday, November 8th. Lawson Assembly of God is located at 527 W 6th Street (D Hwy) in Lawson, Missouri. Beginning ...

New JoCo company to offer ‘Club Academics,’ STEAM programming for youngsters

Oct. 19, 2014

Preparing kids for their future by igniting a SPARK of interest in key industry careers. October 17, 2014- Overland Park, KS - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) career fields continue to grow rapidly. Now is the time to give kids the opportunity to ignite their passions for these hot fields. SPARK is a new Johnson County area company ...

Starz Studio of Performing Arts gains new teacher talent

Oct. 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Starz Studio of Performing Arts Gains New Teacher Talent High Quality Dance Studio Strengthens Teaching Staff Oak Grove, MO, October 20, 2014 – Starz Studio of Performing Arts has brought two dynamic nationally recognized teachers to add to their award winning dance instruction studio. Abby Dymond and Hayley Davis have joined the Starz Studio of Performing Arts ...

Children from De Soto, Gardner rally for after-school programs

Oct. 17, 2014

Johnson County, Kansas– 900 children from the De Soto and Gardner School Districts came together today at a Lights On Afterschool rally at The Theater in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students, and draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and ...

Contemporary dance program performed by AIM Dance Company

Oct. 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Art In Motion Dance Company will hold a captivating performance show called “Beyond Words”, November 16th at 7:00pm at the Camelot Ballroom in Overland Park, KS. Overland Park, Kansas: This November, the Art In Motion Dance Company of Point B Dance will showcase their artistic talents in a new performance entitled “Beyond Words”. Beyond Words is an ...


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