Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) Convention Brings COGIC Sound to Kansas City

June 25, 2014

Kansas City, Mo., July 2014 – The Young Adult Ministry (YAM) of the Church of God in Christ brings COGIC Sound vocal competition to Kansas City as a part of Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) Convention 2014. The gospel competition makes its second appearance at the 2014 international convention taking place in Kansas City, Mo. and includes Alexis Spight, Sunday Best ...

Great American Family Campout is July 19 & 20 in Shawnee Mission Park

June 25, 2014

What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the seventh annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and take part in other outdoor activities. This event is offered by the Children’s Services Department of the Johnson County Park & ...

Second Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Heritage Park is July 19

June 25, 2014

The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2014 will take place on July 19, while the third of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on July 26. After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be ...

Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 18 in Shawnee Mission Park

June 25, 2014

Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late June special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is the name of the event, which is for all ages and will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 18, under Shelter ...

Free Book Party for 50 plus planned at Antioch Library on July 17

June 25, 2014

A free book party is being planned for July 17 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department. Participants are invited to read what they'd like and then come and discuss their new favorite book. Each person will ...

CoinSignal, The Midwest’s Leader in Virtual Currency Places Two Public Bitcoin ATM’s.

June 25, 2014

CoinSignal, the Midwest's leader in Virtual Currency applications, has placed the first two Midwest public Bitcoin ATMs, including the first in Kansas at Tom and Ann's Haircolorists in Leavenworth and the first in Missouri at Old Gold Guys in Raymore -----For Immediate Release------ Raymore MO (I-Newswire) June 25, 2014 - Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held ...

San Diego Charger Darrell Stuckey hosts free football camp

June 24, 2014

San Diego Chargers safety DARRELL STUCKEY will host a USA Football Fundamentals clinic for student-athletes ages 14-18 on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Lawrence Free State in Lawrence, Kan. The free, one-day clinic is designed to introduce children to football by teaching basic skills in a fun and energetic environment and is supported through a grant from the NFL Foundation. ...

New parenting book asks if children can choose their faith

June 24, 2014

Be-Asia McKerracher, author of the newly published Secular Parenting in a Religious World, is confronting the issue of child choice in faith—head on. She notes that “we give young people the right to choose so much in their life. Why not let them choose something as important as their faith? All across America, children are being handed a religion from ...

Kansas City Delegates to Missouri Girls State Stand Out

June 24, 2014

Warrensburg, MO (June 24, 2014) – Missouri Girls State (MGS) elected their first state level offices on Monday, as well as several city officials. The delegation of ladies from the Greater Kansas City area represented their hometowns exceptionally well in these elections. Young women elected as MGS Mayors include Erica Fieth (Odessa), Simone Jones (Kansas City), and Morgan Kilburn (Grain ...

Urban Ranger Corp’s Computer Lab Open House

June 24, 2014

N E W S R E L E A S E June 23, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Erik Dickinson, President, at 816-333-6455 or 816-682-6098 The Urban Ranger Corps is holding an Open House on Wednesday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m., at their office, 5908 Swope Parkway, to “unveil” their new Computer Lab and Resource Room. The Plaza ...

Nobel Peace Laureate Remembered at Benedictine College

June 24, 2014

A special dedication on Saturday, June 14, saw the placement of a statue of the late Wangari Maathai, a 1964 graduate of Mount St. Scholastica College, now Benedictine College, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Maathai was selected for her efforts to promote democracy, peace and sustainable development and she was the first Peace Prize winner to have ...

Park University’s Board of Trustees Elects New Members

June 24, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—June 24, 2014 — Park University’s Board of Trustees has elected two new members to serve on the University’s Board. Elected to their first term, effective July 1, were: LindyAnne Johnson and Jeff McKinney. Johnson, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in social psychology earlier this year from Park University’s Wentworth Military Academy and College Campus Center in ...

Claridge Court Volleyball with a Twist

June 24, 2014

It’s summertime in Kansas City, which means it’s certainly not unusual to see a group of people staying active with a game of volleyball. But what you don't see every day is 30 seniors, including 10 who are 90 and older, challenging some fresh-faced teens to play their own version of the game. Claridge Court senior living community residents teamed ...

Veteran Entrepreneur Program

June 24, 2014

Kansas City is a great town for entrepreneurs! Vetlaunch is a new program based here in Lenexa that helps veterans find entrepreneur educational resources and start-up funding. Our mission is to empower veteran "treps" to create their own jobs and jobs for other veterans by starting their own small businesses. Our crowd-funding portal helps vet treps raise equity in their ...

KC Business Magazine to Honor 2014 Top Companies Award Winners

June 24, 2014

KC Business will honor ten local businesses as recipients of its Top Companies awards, at a reception at Dark Horse Distillery on Thursday, July 24th at 5:30 pm. Tickets to the event can be purchased at An independent judging panel has reviewed the nominations and selected the following companies as award recipients: • ACS: Concrete|Construction • Arrow Fabricare Services ...

Local Child Wins National “Smile Story” Competition

June 24, 2014

contact: Melanie Johnston, Kansas City, MO – June 2014: A local middle-schooler, Nathan was recently chosen as one of two winners for the national Smile Story competition. The contest is put on by Kansas City head-quartered Smiles Change Lives (SCL), a non-profit that connects children from low-income families in need of orthodontic care with orthodontists willing to donate their ...

National Amerian Miss

June 24, 2014

Miss Khavayi Tsimonjela, age 5 has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Kansas Pageant to be held 7/18-7/19/14 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wichita, Ks. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions. Khavayi will be participating in the princess age division, along with ...

Family Features Honored With a Merit Award From the Kansas Department of Commerce

June 23, 2014

MISSION, Kan. (June 23, 2014) — The Kansas Department of Commerce has named Family Features Editorial Syndicate as a Merit Award winner as part of Business Appreciation Month. Celebrating its 20th annual awards program this year, the Department honors Kansas businesses and their contributions to their communities and the state economy. Businesses were nominated in one of four categories: manufacturing/distribution, ...

KCP&L Announces Environmental Grant Program for Non-Profit Organizations

June 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (June 23, 2014) — Today, KCP&L announced its first annual Energizing Our Environment Micro-Grant Program. This program is designed to help fund environmental projects in communities throughout Kansas and Missouri through grants. The grants range from $500 to $3,000 and will provide nonprofit organizations an opportunity to improve the environment in their community in a meaningful way. ...

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