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Kansas City Muslim Community - Candidates Endorsement for Municipal Election 2015

May 23, 2015

On May 23rd 2015, a month before the election, the Greater Kansas City Muslim Community - AMPAC' KC announced the endorsement for Kansas City Municipal General Election on June 23, 2015. The American Muslim Political Action Committee - AMPAC is pleased to publish it's endorsements today. Here is the link for Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=48&v=0DberLz7gZU Endorsement details: Kansas City Muslim Community ...

Lee Summit Teenager Writes “Hope Again” Song to Raise Funds for School in Uganda

May 22, 2015

Kansas City MO. – Samuel Noel was 16 when he wrote “Hope Again” to bring hope again to the children in Africa. He was inspired while learning of their battle against Malaria. With the chorus in Swahili, Noel wrote the lyrics based on Psalm 91 and the arrangement with an African percussion flair. “When I heard about that there wasn't ...

Experts Encourage Kansas City Metro Area Families to Bring Back the Sunday Dinner

May 22, 2015

Experts Encourage Kansas City Metro Area Families to Bring Back the Sunday Dinner New Effort Benefits Area Seniors and Meals on Wheels Steve Boos from the Kansas City metro area is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason? New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near ...

Making a Difference program for pre- and young teens set for June 16

May 21, 2015

If you need a way to start a discussion of sexuality with your preteen or young teenager, a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in association with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help. This free program is called Making a Difference - Teen Pregnancy & STD Prevention Class and is for ...

Family Kayak lessons offered on June 13 at Shawnee Mission Park

May 21, 2015

Learn the basics of flatwater kayaking through an introductory workshop being offered twice in mid June in Shawnee Mission Park by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Family Kayak Lessons are for ages 10 and up and are designed for beginners. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The program will feature a combination of lecture and ...

‘Our Stories, Rosedale’s History:’ One Kansas City Community Celebrates Its Past

May 20, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 20, 2015 - On May 29 Rosedale Development Association (RDA) will be hosting, "Our Stories, Rosedale's History," a special historical exhibit featuring photographs and artifacts from Rosedale's past. Rosedale, the community at the southeastern end of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. has seen a lot of change in the past 100 years. What once was ...

Heather Hall to Speak at Linking Women Luncheon

May 20, 2015

Kansas City, MO: May 20, 2015 City Council Candidate Heather Hall will speak to a group of professional women Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at The Cashew, 2000 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. The event is open to the public and hosted by Linking Women Networking Organization. Heather Hall has over 25 years of professional experience in project management, economic development, ...

Olathe Cancer Survivor Returns to Capital Hill to Advocate for Cancer Funding

May 20, 2015

For a fifth consecutive year, Leesa Gabel from Olathe, KS will be traveling to Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress from Kansas’ 3rd District to discuss 2016 appropriations requests and to share her personal cancer story. Leesa will be attending the One Voice Against Cancer Lobby Day, June 8-9, as a representative from the LIVESTRONG Foundation and her ...

Local Club Wins Big at District Conference

May 18, 2015

(Kansas City, Missouri) – Ten women from the Kansas City area attended the 59th Annual District Eight Altrusa Conference in Columbia, Missouri the last weekend of April. Representing the region were Barbara Britt of Excelsior Springs; Pat Brown, Sue Hart, Mary Rix and Bethany Stanley of Overland Park, KS; Marne Close, Jane Hart, Shannon Johnston and Sue Martin of Kansas ...

2015 Leavenworth Memorial Day Observance

May 18, 2015

The Leavenworth Memorial Day Committee, Inc., will sponsor the following annual events for the Memorial Day week-end observance - Friday, May 22, 7pm, In honor of Memorial Day, United States Air Force Band of Mid-America is proud to present the Phoenix Brass. The Phoenix Brass will present a free patriotic concert, 7pm, Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center, 2012 10th ...

Walk Tuesdays on the Trails

May 18, 2015

Tuesday on the Trail Walkers! Please join Al Moore, Amy Vance and Kathleen Welton for a leisurely walk along Gladstone park trails on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 AM. The schedule is May 26 at Oak Gove (7600 N Troost), June 23 at Happy Rock East, 7511 Antioch, July 28 at Happy Rock West 7512 N Antioch, ...

BIGSHOT Inbound launches new site for MEDiAHEAD

May 18, 2015

DATE: Monday, May 18, 2015 EVENT: Website Launch Contact Information: BIGSHOT Inbound Jeff Henry, President jeffh@thinkbigshot.com 816-471-1877 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kansas City, MO – BIGSHOT Inbound is pleased to announce the release of a new website and inbound marketing campaign for MEDiAHEAD. Located in Kansas City, MO, MEDiAHEAD was founded by Kathryn McDaniel, a printing industry leader with more than ...


May 18, 2015

WHAT: Kansas City is one of only a few cities that will get to try out The San Andreas Experience Cinetransformer. The public is invited to watch exclusive footage and experience it all in 4D with buttkicker seats that shake with the action on-screen! This is truly a fan experience. The first 50 people to visit the Cinetransformer will receive ...

GSF Mortgage Expands Footprint to Kansas

May 18, 2015

Overland Park, Kan. May 18, 2015—GSF Mortgage is pleased to welcome Charles Monroe as branch manager in Overland Park, Kansas. Monroe joins TeamGO with 11 years of industry experience. Before he entered the mortgage industry, Monroe was in the business of purchasing and rehabbing houses. After putting together a few deals, he realized that he wanted to help the customer ...

Sue Hart finishes term as Governor

May 18, 2015

(Kansas City, Missouri) – Altrusans from Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma recently attended the 59th Annual District Eight Altrusa Conference in Columbia, Missouri. Ten members from Altrusa International of Greater Kansas City, MO attended workshops and business sessions during the “Show-Me Altrusa” conference. Workshops included information on Communications, Leadership Development, Social Media, Membership Growth and Long Range Strategic Planning. In ...

Third Annual March Against Monsanto Saturday, May 23

May 18, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Leigh Ann Little (816) 350-3070 info@kcmarch.com Third Annual March Against Monsanto Saturday, May 23 Protesters to Gather on the Country Club Plaza Kansas City, Missouri - On Saturday, May 23, at 10:00 a.m., citizens from around the region will gather at the J. C. Nichols Fountain on the Country Club Plaza to take part in the ...

Lawrence 1st Grader Named Semi-Finalist in Disney Contest

May 17, 2015

{Lawrence, KS} – Kaylee Clancy, 7, of Lawrence, KS was recently named a semi-finalist in Disney’s Kids Remember Contest. Contestants were asked to post a video of themselves remembering their favorite thing about Disney, and Kaylee chose to read her original acrostic poem as her entry. All eligible entries were then judged by a panel at Disney, and twelve semi-finalists ...

A Constitutional End to Abortion Underway in Kansas

May 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Jarad Garren jarad.garren@gmail.com 785-236-9134 A Constitutional End to Abortion Underway in Kansas An amendment to the Kansas constitution began its journey to the people of Kansas Monday May 4. House Concurrent Resolution 5018 is planned to make its way through the House and Senate and into the hands of registered voters for a landmark vote in ...

First Veteran Buried at Terrace Park to be Honored Memorial Day

May 15, 2015

Kansas City, MO May 14, 2015 - Terrace Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, along with VFW Post 5606 invites the community to join the Memorial Day Ceremony as they honor all veterans on this special day of remembrance. This year, a New Tradition begins at Terrace Park Funeral Home and Cemetery; they will recognize all veterans that the funeral home ...

Community Memorial Day Event to Honor Past and Present Veterans

May 15, 2015

Overland Park, KS May 15, 2015 - This year Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens will recognize all veterans the funeral home and cemetery have served in the past two years. As a Memorial Roll Call is taken, veteran’s families will be asked to come forward and place a Poppy in the Memorial Wreath in honor of their loved ...

Olathe Native, Stephanie Liang, receives a prestigious place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to King’s College London

May 14, 2015

Olathe native, Stephanie Liang, has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at King’s College London on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programmes operating world-wide. The US-UK Fulbright Commission is the only bi-lateral, transatlantic scholarship programme, offering awards and summer programmes for study or research in any field, at any accredited US or ...

2015 Eco Abet Summer Design Charrette

May 14, 2015

We are pleased to announce Eco Abet's Summer Design Charrette. Connect. Collaborate. Celebrate. Help us celebrate the efforts of three amazing community organizations and the designers who are helping to bring their project visions to realization. Troost Coalition / Amethyst Place / Healthy Rivers Partnership where: Hoop Dog Studio 3308 Troost KCMO when: June 11th, 2015 11:30am Design teams arrive ...

MBCH Children and Family Ministries Expands Human Trafficking Relief Services

May 14, 2015

News Release Missouri Baptist Children’s Home 11300 St. Charles Rock Rd. Bridgeton, Mo. 63044 Contact: Derald Harris (314- ) 739-6811 derald.harris@mbch.org MBCH Children and Family Ministries Expands Human Trafficking Relief Services Bridgeton, Mo, May 14, 2015 – MBCH Children and Family Ministries has announced an expansion of its “Freedom 43:19” Human Trafficking Rescue program to include minors – those in ...

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