Grandfamilies Conference slated Oct. 17 in Liberty

Sept. 20, 2014

The 2014 Grandfamilies Conference for grandparents and other caregivers who are raising children will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 N. 291 Highway, Liberty. This free conference will feature exhibits, workshops, speakers and door prizes along with a special grandfamilies panel discussion. A complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be ...

Emporia to celebrate William Allen White Legacy Day

Sept. 20, 2014

Contact: Karen Sommers,620-794-5668, The Emporia City Commission has designated the first Saturday in October as the annual day of observance of the William Allen White legacy in the City of Emporia. William Allen White Legacy Day coincides with the annual presentation of the White Children’s Book Awards when hundreds of school children from across the state come to Emporia ...

Dance peformers dedicated to Jewish Community Center shooting victims

Sept. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2014 Contact: Jeremiah Enna 913.207.5894 c. Störling Dance Theater presents Parables & Prayers with new work, For Those Who Mourn, dedicated to the victims of the Jewish Community Center shooting and the Jewish Community Kansas City Dance Company to perform at the Polsky Theater at JCCC with new work dedicated to the shooting victims ...

Self-help book ‘Women Under Construction’ empowers women

Sept. 19, 2014

New Self-Help Book, Women Under Construction Empowers Women to Live Life to the Fullest Kansas City, MO…Dr. Evelyn Hill, a Kansas City, MO Native, is releasing her first book Women Under Construction this month. Women Under Construction reveals real opportunities for every woman to look at herself honestly, without blaming anyone else and realize that life is truly a construction ...

150 area children to get free beds as Sleepyhead Beds moves to larger facility

Sept. 19, 2014

September 27th will be a big day for 150 area children and a local non-profit that aims to serve them. Sleepyhead Beds, an organization formed in 2010 to provide free beds to low-income families whose children don’t have beds, has outgrown its warehouse downtown and is moving. Rather than simply move the 150 beds currently in the warehouse to the ...

Missouri state Rep. Courtney Curtis to pre-file police vest camera legislation

Sept. 19, 2014

ST. LOUIS – State Representative Courtney Curtis plans to pre-file legislation that, if passed, would place video cameras on the vests of every police officer throughout the state of Missouri. With the installation of these video cameras, Curtis believes an unbiased third party witness would be constant and would help restore the trust between the police department and the communities ...

57th Biblesta Parade on tap for Humboldt

Sept. 19, 2014

Contact: Larry Barnett Tel: 1-620-473-3374 Email: Website: HUMBOLDT, KS (September 19, 2014) – The community of Humboldt is proud to present the 57th Annual Biblesta Parade celebration on Saturday, October 4, at 1:30 p.m. For 57 years Humboldt has dedicated the first Saturday in October as a day to honor God. The one-of-a kind Biblesta Parade features floats ...

The Boxtrolls’ movie inaugurates Boxtroll cardboard challenge

Sept. 19, 2014

WHAT: The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge is for children creating and building crafts inspired by the new movie The Boxtrolls and using cardboard boxes as the main resource – just like the Boxtrolls themselves do in their amazing world. Participants across the country will show their creativity and win “What’s in the Box?”-themed packages at hosted events. WHEN: Sunday, September 21 ...

Kansas City premiere of ‘The Good Lie’ slated Sept. 22

Sept. 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY PREMIERE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 WHAT: Red carpet arrivals at the KANSAS CITY PREMIERE of THE GOOD LIE on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at AMC STUDIO 30 in OLATHE, KS. WHO: From the film: Emmanuel Jal (actor), Ger Duany (actor), Molly Smith (producer), Kansas City family who was cast via local casting call Elikana Jale (role of James), Okwar Jale ...

ATSU announces new vice president of finance/CFO

Sept. 19, 2014

Contact: Kit Avanzado, A. T. Still University, 660.626.2539 Kirksville, Mo. - A.T. Still University (ATSU) announced the appointment of Richard (Rick) Rieder, MBA, MM, as vice president of finance/chief financial officer for ATSU. Rieder currently serves as vice president for administration/chief financial officer at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Mo. He will begin his role with ATSU ...

Meet and greet book signing for 20 local authors, artists

Sept. 18, 2014

Local Author/Artist Signing Event Sunday, September 28th Following both services at Unity Church of Overland Park 10:00 am to 11:00 am and noon to 1:00 pm 10300 Antioch Road Overland Park, KS 66212 This is an opportunity for you to meet and greet twenty local authors, performers, and artists. You will have the opportunity to purchase their books or CDs ...

Tuuli Armor introduces affordable tornado protection

Sept. 18, 2014

Steven Anderson 417-396-0134 Joplin, MO - Tuuli Armor is introducing the world’s first affordable, mobile, and puncture- resistant tornado protection for individuals and families. Inventor Steven Anderson and his family weathered the 2011 Joplin tornado covered only by a mattress on their hallway floor. After the massive storm, he began searching for a better way to protect ...

Dan Fast elected president of Petroleum & Convenience Store Association of Kansas

Sept. 18, 2014

Dan Fast, President of Pic-Quik, Inc., Hutchinson, was elected president of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas (PMCA of Kansas) during the association’s 100th annual convention at The Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, Wichita, on September 15, 2014. Fast has been a member of the association’s executive committee for the past three years. He has also served on ...

Wayne Reed honored for service to Kansas petroleum industry

Sept. 18, 2014

Wayne Reed, former President of Bennington Oil Company, Minneapolis, KS, was recently awarded the 2014 PMCA Distinguished Service Award by members of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas (PMCA of Kansas). Reed received the citation on September 15, 2014 during the association’s 100th annual convention at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, Wichita. The distinguished service award is ...

Whimsical Woods program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 11

Sept. 18, 2014

There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in mid-October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for all ages with ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants will enjoy a walk on the park's trail with the award-winning staff of the ...

Sunset Walk for 50 plus takes participants to Black Hoof Park on Oct. 10

Sept. 18, 2014

Head with us to Lenexa to walk at Black Hoof Park as the sun sets during a program being offered in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called the Sunset Walk and will take place on Friday, Oct. 10. Participants will take a mile-long walk up to a ...

Teen Career & Life Building program offered on Oct. 10

Sept. 18, 2014

Equipping young adults with confidence and life skills to help them succeed in future life endeavors is the goal of a new program for teens being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early October. The program is called Teen Career & Life Building and is for ages 13 to 18. Teens will learn helpful interviewing skills, ...

Lee’s Summit’s Legacy Park is October destination for 50 Plus fall Strolling program

Sept. 18, 2014

Leisurely stroll through Lee's Summit's Legacy Park during the next Wednesday Walks program offering being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Legacy Park is a 692-acre facility featuring a 22-acre lake, various sports fields, an amphitheater, and a 4.7-mile trail. This one-mile walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. ...

Experience local talent at free Senior Follies on Oct. 5 at Jewish Community Center

Sept. 18, 2014

This year's Senior Follies promises an exciting afternoon of great entertainment. Now in its eighth year, the 2014 Follies will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park. The event generally lasts about two hours and is free of charge for both audiences and performers. About 20 ...

Gardner Police Officers Receive Bronze Award for Valor

Sept. 18, 2014

The Gardner Police Department is proud to announce Sergeant Steve Benz and Officer Cody Waggoner as recipients of the "Bronze Award for Valor" from the Kansas City Metro Chiefs and Sheriffs Association. Recipients of the "Bronze award for Valor" are recognized for their level of professionalism and commitment above and beyond the normal call of service. The officers were nominated ...

La Cucaracha Press moves to a new location with a focus on community

Sept. 18, 2014

Kansas City, MO Sept. 17th, 2014 - After three years at City Ice Arts, La Cucaracha Press has moved and opened it’s new shop with a plan to return to it’s community-based roots. They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help out fit their new shop to facilitate events, classes and programs related to the art of printmaking. Their goal ...

KU School of Music announces 2014-2015 Lied Center concert season and reduced price season ticket package

Sept. 18, 2014

Media Contact: J.D. Warnock KU School of Music 785-864-9742 LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas School of Music is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 KU School of Music Concerts at the Lied Center season. The concert season includes 19 shows featuring the incredible talents of students, faculty and visiting artists. KU Collage Concert - 15th Annual at 7:30 p.m. ...

School of Music presents the 15th Annual KU Collage Concert at the Lied Center on Sept. 19

Sept. 18, 2014

Media Contact: J.D. Warnock KU School of Music Communications Coordinator 785-864-9742 LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music will kick off the new school year with the 15th annual KU Collage Concert, an exciting opportunity for the Lawrence-area community to experience KU's vibrant music culture through performances featuring the talents of students and faculty. This year’s concert ...

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