Gov. Nixon issues statement on data showing the impact of Senate Bill 509 on funding for local public schools

April 17, 2014

Senate Bill 509 would drain $620 million annually from public education and other priorities. Jefferson City – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement regarding data requested by the Missouri School Boards Association showing the impact Senate Bill 509 would have on local school districts across the state. “These new numbers show that if the legislature succeeds in punching ...

Colliers International announces recent transactions

April 17, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri (April 17, 2014) – Colliers International, a leading global real estate services and investment firm, today announced the following transactions. Sales (March 13, 2014) John and Pamela Brulez sold a 2.49 acre industrial site located at 8150 McCoy Street, Shawnee, Kansas to Westmor Industries, LLC. Cameron Duff CCIM of Colliers International negotiated the transaction on behalf of ...

Supportkids partners with Missouri to collect unpaid child support

April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014 —– Private child support collection company Supportkids, based in Austin,Texas, was selected to participate in a study conducted by the University of Missouri in which the effectiveness of private child support collection will be compared to the procedures used by Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division when non-custodial parents reside in a state other than ...

Jazz sensation Roxi Copland plays Kansas City, debuts first full-length album

April 17, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. May 22, 2014 7-8p Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 $5 Cover Jazz sensation Roxi Copland plays Kansas City, debuts first full-length album Jazz sensation Roxi Copland will debut her first full-length, full band studio album, “Truth Be Told” at Uptown Arts Bar on Thursday, May 22 at 7p.m. Roxi Copland performs throughout the US, entertaining ...

Tri-County older adult coordinator earns national honor

April 17, 2014

Tri-County Mental Health Services Older Adult Outreach Coordinator Emily Roper-Parsons has been named to the National Council On Aging Falls Free Hall of Fame for her efforts to educate the community about fall injuries among older adults. Roper-Parsons was honored for her work building a website,, and a related FaceBook page. The site promotes the Senior Falls Prevention Coalition ...

Confessions of a Belly Dancer staged at Union Station

April 17, 2014

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Confessions of a Belly Dancer; Secrets of the Hieroglyph Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:30p.m. Union Station: H&R Block City Stage 30 W Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108 Tickets available Confessions of a Belly Dancer; Secrets of the Hieroglyph Kansas City, Mo. After astounding audiences in sold out shows in Chicago and New York, ...

Local martial arts instructor honored

April 17, 2014

Congratulations to Mr. David Clifton! This is long overdue; however sometimes the hardest things to write are those that you feel need to truly portray the importance and magnitude of the event. Mr. Clifton was inducted to the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in March 2014. Mr. Clifton provides leadership, guidance, and instills professionalism within the industry of martial ...

Entrepreneur programs live-streamed for Northland residents

April 17, 2014

One of the region’s most popular entrepreneurial programs and a growing national effort will add a Northland location beginning May 7 when 1 Million Cups (1MC) will be live-streamed by internet from the Kauffman Foundation building to a convenient location for Northlanders as a free event in North Kansas City. Rich Groves, executive director of the North Kansas City Business ...

Guitar concert, dessert with Jack Williams lsated Easter Sunday

April 17, 2014

Jack Williams, Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer will be featured in a Guitar Concert on Easter Sunday afternoon at 3:00 at All Souls UU Church, 4501 Walnut, KC,Mo. He was last heard in Kansas City as part of the recent Folk Alliance International Conference at Crown Center. To hear his music, view: Youtube & JackWIlliamsMusic Intermission will include a holiday dessert of cheesecake and ...

St. Thomas Aquinas student wins $1,000 journalism scholarship

April 16, 2014

The Journalism Education Association announced its National High School Journalist of the Year and Sister Rita Jeanne Abicht Scholarship winners April 13 during closing ceremonies of the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Convention in San Diego. Taylor R. Blatchford of Mountain Vista High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo., was named the 2014 Journalist of the Year. Her adviser is Mark Newton, ...

KC Chiefs Dustin Colquitt to speak at Mayor’s National Day of Prayer breakfast

April 16, 2014

Pro-Bowler Dustin Colquitt to Share Insights About Faith on the Field at Annual Event on National Day of Prayer April 16, 2014: (St. Joseph, Mo.) This year, faith meets football at the annual Mayor’s National Day of Prayer Breakfast as Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt takes the stage as the featured speaker. Now in its third year, organizers are ...

Writers place to host free workshop for veterans, their families

April 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO---Military veterans and their families are invited to attend a free writing workshop, WRITING MY WAY BACK HOME, to help them gain the tools and confidence they need to tell their stories and to document their wartime experiences. This two-day event is open to all U.S. veterans, active and reserve, as well as to their spouses, significant others, ...

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City announces CelebrASIAN award winners

April 16, 2014

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City 8645 College Blvd, Suite 110, Overland Park, Kansas 66210 Telephone: 913.338.0774 Contact: Sook Park, AACC Executive Director, 913-338-0774 April 15, 2014 Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City announces 2014 CelebrASIAN Award Winners. The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City (AACC) will be honoring the accomplishments of local ...

North Cross United Methodist Church Launches Fundraising Shoe Drive to Raise Funds, Support Microenterprise in Developing Nations, and Help the Environment

April 16, 2014

North Cross United Methodist Church is conducting a shoe collection drive now through June 29th to raise funds for our Children’s Ministry while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills. Individuals can help by donating gently worn, used shoes at 1321 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64118. Shoes can be dropped off ...

Lead Business Advisors Announces New Roles for Chesterman and Harris

April 16, 2014

*Community Banking Lead Business Advisors Announces New Roles for Chesterman and Harris Lead Business Advisors, a division of the 86-year-old financial institution, Lead Bank of Lee’s Summit, MO, has appointed Patrick Chesterman to Senior Managing Director and Clint Harris to Senior Director of Corporate Finance for Lead Business Advisors. Chesterman was previously Division President at Inergy L.P. and Chief Operating ...

Carnival arrives in Excelsior Springs!

April 16, 2014

Come one, come all! The Annual Excelsior Springs Carnival is coming to town! The carnival will be open beginning Friday, April 18 though Saturday, April 26. During the week, the carnival opens its doors at 6:00 p.m. On weekends, your fun can begin at 1:00 p.m. The carnival closes when the crowd starts dwindling down. Some BIG and EXCITING news ...

Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit Calls for Entries.

April 16, 2014

Independence Historical Museum and Art Center (IHMAC), Independence, Kansas presents the 61st Annual Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit (VVAE) July 7 – 26. This is a Call for Entries. The Independence Historical Museum and Art will hold the 61st annual VVAE as a part of the Independence, Kansas ASTRA Arts Festival, which encompasses many art genres. Various events will be presented ...

Lenexa Receives Top Rating for Fire Protection

April 16, 2014

LENEXA, Kan. – The City of Lenexa has achieved the distinction of having the top-rated fire-protection service in a five-state area. Effective July 1, Lenexa becomes a Class 1 community based on the Insurance Services Office (ISO) independent rating system for measuring the quality and effectiveness of municipal fire protection. Lenexa is one of only 60 cities out of 48,000 ...

Works by Haydn, Mozart Close Musica Sacra Season

April 16, 2014

A stellar quartet of professional soloists joins Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra as it performs a rarely heard and highly influential work by Johann Michael Haydn, the expressive and emotional Requiem in C Minor for Archbishop Sigismondo at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 27 at St. Francis Xavier Church. Soprano Rebecca Lloyd, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Powell, tenor David Adams and baritone Raymond ...

50 Plus plans Katy Trail adventure walk on May 7

April 16, 2014

An opportunity to walk on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early May. The program is called the Katy Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Wednesday, May 7. This hike is expected to require an easy level of exertion. Participants will ...

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins May 7 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

April 16, 2014

A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the six sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between May 7 and July 23. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two ...

Unlock the Mystery day trip offered on May 6

April 16, 2014

Head out of town for a day of good surprises on a mystery motorcoach day trip being offered in early May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This trip is called Unlock the Mystery. Participants will discover clues along the way, which will point the way to your final destination. Along the way, ...

New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on May 6

April 16, 2014

A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, 12 bingo sessions will alternate between six locations through late August. Each bingo session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a dozen games of bingo, as well as food, prizes, ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close May 5 through 9 for summer preparations

April 16, 2014

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility’s summer season. The RPAC, which is located at 4843 Rosewood Dr. just east of the Roeland Park Community Center, will be closed from May 5 through 9. During this time, Johnson County Park & Recreation District staff ...

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