Small Park Takes Home Big Honors at ARVC Convention

Dec. 16, 2014

Being the kindergartner in the room (open only five years) and one of the small parks (only 50 sites) didn’t stop Big Creek RV Park from taking home top honors recently at the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Outdoor Hospitality Conference in Las Vegas. Big Creek RV Park, located in Annapolis, Missouri, won both the Plan-It-Green Park ...

Step It Up For a Cure-FHSU Leadership 310-JDRF Kansas City Chapter Check Presentation

Dec. 15, 2014

Alexis Pfannenstiel, Type 1 Diabetic for 18.5 years Community Sponsor for “Step It Up For a Cure” 785-656-2324 Friday, December 19th, 2014 Step It Up For a Cure Glow Run and Walk-Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 Kansas City, Missouri DIABETES…it is a dirty eight letter word for those who have it or are affected by it; for those ...

Go Local Interactive Volunteers at Harvesters to Help Feed Hungry Families this Holiday Season

Dec. 15, 2014

Go Local Interactive ( spent an afternoon volunteering at the Harvesters Community Food Network (, a regional food bank that serves a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Go Local Interactive employees chose to donate collected food items as well as their time to help the cause. They took the afternoon off to help sort, pack, and label ...

COBRAGuard Inc. Hires Debra Mootz, New Director of Operations

Dec. 15, 2014

Contact: Robert Meyers Phone 913-499-4860 Overland Park, Kan., Dec. 16, 2014: Former city clerk/finance director of Roeland Park, Debra Mootz, joined the COBRAGuard team as its new director of operations in August 2014. As a former city council representative for Roeland Park, COBRAGuard President, Robert Meyers worked with Mootz for seven years before she accepted a position with the ...

FreeWheels for Kids Winter Bike Drive

Dec. 15, 2014

FreeWheels for Kids FreeWheels for Kids, a Kansas City 501(c)3 nonprofit that teaches bike repair, bike safety and leadership skills to kids, is collecting donated bikes at local bike shops this Christmas season. FreeWheels teaches youth skills from from learning how to ride a bike to traffic safety skills. We work with elementary through high school and we are accepting ...

Kansas City Area Church To Hold Rally In Solidarity With National Protests

Dec. 15, 2014

Media Contact Information Vanessa Baden or (310) 889-4833 December 14, 2014 For Immediate Release Kansas City Area Church To Hold Rally In Solidarity With National Protests New Generation Christian Center To Hold Prayer Vigil for the Nation’s Recent Civil Unrest Lee’s Summit, MO (December 14, 2014 )- New Generation Christian Center of Lee’s Summit, MO will be holding a ...

American Royal Livestock Show Sees Increase in Entries and Exhibitors

Dec. 15, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Royal Livestock Show Sees Increase in Entries and Exhibitors December 15, 2014 - Kansas City – As the American Royal closes the books on a very successful 2014 season, it is pleased with the growth of its Livestock Show. Now in its 115th year, the American Royal Livestock Show continues to draw exhibitors showing the best ...

Arty’s Legendary Cocktails launches Bloody Mary

Dec. 15, 2014

Arty’s Legendary Cocktails, the first company to make a ready-to-drink Old Fashioned, is launching their legendary, spicy Bloody Mary, into the Kansas area. Their historic Bloody Mary has a dynamic, multi-dimensional flavor packed with loads of spicy tomato, celery and citrus flavors with a serious kick of black and hot pepper spice on the finish. This spicy concoction is the ...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Donate $59,599 to Thank Their Hourly Staff

Dec. 15, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 15, 2014) -- Residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community this week donated $59,599 to their campus’ Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to their hourly staff for jobs well done in 2014. The money benefitted 128 hourly staff members from all departments, including Dining Services, General Services and Health Services. This fundraising drive among residents ...

MCUA, KCUA Sign Letter of Intent to Form Consolidated Association of Credit Unions

Dec. 15, 2014

The Boards of Directors of the Missouri Credit Union Association and the Kansas Credit Union Association are pleased to announce they have agreed to enter into a letter of intent to form a new, consolidated association of credit unions. The new association will be a combination of two innovative and professional organizations that have successfully worked together for a number ...

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Choose the Best of 2014

Dec. 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY FILM CRITICS NAME THE YEAR’S BEST December 14, 2014 The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest organized critics group in the country, held their annual end-of-the-year award gathering this afternoon, with “Birdman” and “Boyhood” taking home the lion’s share of the major awards. This is the 48th year the group has awarded their ...

Lenexa Church Rings In Christmas Among the Barn Animals

Dec. 14, 2014

Kaw Prairie Community Church 9421 Meadow View Dr. Lenexa, KS 66227 913-764-5722 The Barn At Kill Creek 9200 Kill Creek Road De Soto, KS 66018 Contacts: Pastor Dan McKnight: KP News Editor Alexia Lang: Lenexa, Kan. – Kaw Prairie Community Church is buzzing with excitement, eager to share the greatest gift ever given – the birth of the ...

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Giant Puppet Nativity on Christmas Eve

Dec. 14, 2014

The annual retelling of the Christmas story will feature larger-than-life Wise Men as part of the Giant Puppet Nativity performance at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 110th and Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. The public is invited, and children are especially welcomed. A Christmas Eve candlelight service, including communion, will also be ...

Harrah’s NKC to Volunteer at Fort Leavenworth’s Fifth Annual Fallen Soldiers Dinner

Dec. 14, 2014

For Immediate Release Contact: Charley Puhr Harrah’s North Kansas City Vice President of Marketing 913.522.4918 North Kansas City, MO – 30 volunteers from Harrah’s North Kansas City HERO will make the trip to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., on Thursday, December 18 to serve dinner to 150 guests who are either family members of a fallen soldier or family members of ...

Consumer driven wellness product development

Dec. 14, 2014

Sam Brethauer, founder and lead investigator, of Kansas City Health and Performance (an independent consultant in Shawnee) is evaluating the relationship and effectiveness of current behavioral interventions related to physical activity, physical fitness, and industry standard health metrics. Participation is open to anyone that currently has access to a wellness program through his or her company and/or insurance provider. Participants ...

North Kansas City Hospital February Calendar of Events

Dec. 12, 2014

North Kansas City Hospital 2800 Clay Edwards Drive North Kansas City, MO 64116 816-691-2000, Contact: Amy Schemenauer at 816-691-3042 or FEB. 2015 -CALENDAR OF EVENTS SKIN CANCER 101; LUNCH & LEARN Friday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Kansas City Community Center; 1999 Iron Street in North Kansas City One in five Americans will develop skin ...

North Kansas City Hospital Accepts Applications for Winter and Spring Junior Volunteers

Dec. 12, 2014

North Kansas City Hospital Accepts Applications for Winter and Spring Junior Volunteers NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO. – Dec. 12, 2014 – North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) is accepting student applications for junior volunteer opportunities for winter and spring, 2015. Students must be between the ages of 14-18 to apply. The program is a 3-month commitment that requires a minimum of ...

Joe Sweeny of Tower Wealth Managers earns CFP designation

Dec. 12, 2014

Joseph P. “Joe” Sweeny recently earned the designation of certified financial planner. He is a senior vice president of Tower Wealth Managers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Country Club Trust in Kansas City, Missouri. The CFP designation is a professional certification mark for financial planners. Recipients must meet strict requirements in education, testing, experience and ethics established by the Financial ...

Hidden Secrets at the Vaile Mansion

Dec. 12, 2014

CONTACT: Michael Broadway 913.787.3637 Currently decked out in its Christmas wonderland regalia, the Vaile Mansion at 1500 North Liberty in Independence, Missouri, hides a few dark secrets that the tour guides don't like to discuss with visitors. In fact, most of them will deny the validity of these disturbing legends of atrocious events associated with the residence and tell ...

Midway Industrial Supply Acquires Contrast Equipment Company.

Dec. 12, 2014

Midway Bolster’s Regional Footprint with Acquisition of Missouri-Based Spray Finishing Systems Integrator. Minneapolis, MN, December 12, 2014 – Midway Industrial Supply, Inc. (, a leading Midwestern distributor of fluid handling and spray finishing systems and equipment, today announced the acquisition of Contrast Equipment Company. Contrast Equipment, a finishing equipment systems integrator based in Kansas City, MO, gives Midway a key ...

Top Garrison Command sergeant major arrives to Fort Leonard Wood

Dec. 12, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573-563-4012 BY: Shatara Seymour EMAIL: FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – An assumption of responsibility ceremony for the Fort Leonard Wood Garrison command sergeant major is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m., Tuesday in Lincoln Hall Auditorium here. Sgt. Maj. Jason Ibrom will relinquish responsibility to Command Sgt. ...

Fort Leonard Wood first in DoD to use UV water purifying system

Dec. 12, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573.563-4012 BY: Guidon staff EMAIL: FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Fort Leonard Wood is the first Department of Defense installation within the continental United States to use an ultraviolet light treatment system for drinking water purification, according to the post’s Directorate of Public Works. The $11.2 million total ...

CBRN specialists offer expertise in Taiwan

Dec. 12, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573.563-4012 BY: Melissa Buckley EMAIL: FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – A contingent of Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s Chemical Regiment at Fort Leonard Wood traveled to Taiwan for an exchange that focused on decontamination and curriculum development. Sgt. 1st Class Gedney Riley, CBRN Reconnaissance and Surveillance senior instructor, ...

Lever1 Earns Financial Assurance Distinction Benefitting KC Businesses

Dec. 12, 2014

Lever1 Earns Financial Assurance Distinction Benefitting KC Businesses PEO accreditation helps drive business growth with confidence. KS and MO businesses have gained a new local resource as Lever1 becomes the only, locally headquartered, accredited professional employer organization (PEO). The Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) recognized Lever1 as a PEO that meets ESAC’s ethical, financial and operational standards. This accreditation places ...

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