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Restoration Project Mission

July 5, 2015

RECOVERY PRISON MINISTRY (RPM) Restoration Project Mission Contact: Cindy Townsend Tel. (660) 596-8721 Email: rpmctownsend@gmail.com Restoration Project Mission Greater Kansas City Area Meeting There is a huge need to provide support for select individuals either reentering society from incarceration or as alternative sentencing technique. The State and private group homes are largely ineffective. Part of the answer has been right ...

Mission Project Benefits from Rotary ‘Grocery Grab’

July 2, 2015

Rotary sponsored Grocery Grab bags win for everyone involved Mission Project health programs will benefit MISSION, Kan. (July 1, 2015) - It was a win-win-win for everyone involved in the Rotary Club of Shawnee Mission's first-ever Grocery Grab Fundraiser on May 23, benefiting the Mission Project. Participants purchased raffle tickets for a chance to become one of 10 finalists. Nine ...

Johnson County Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on July 25

July 1, 2015

All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, July 25, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. This free event is called “Come Sail With Us” and will take place beginning at noon at the Shawnee Mission Park Marina on the north side of ...

Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 24 in Shawnee Mission Park

July 1, 2015

Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late July 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 24, at Shelter ...

New Sunflower Craft Social event for all ages planned on July 22 in Overland Park

July 1, 2015

Bring your children and grandchildren to celebrate the state flower of Kansas, the sunflower, during a new special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The event is called Sunflower Craft Social and is for all ages. At this event, both children and adults will complete their own sunflower craft keepsakes while enjoying light refreshments on ...

Buffalo Soldier themed day trip for 50 Plus visits Fort Leavenworth on July 21

July 1, 2015

Tour the oldest active military post west of the Appalachian Mountains and explore the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers during a late July day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Fort Leavenworth and the Buffalo Soldiers is the name of this trip. Buffalo Soldiers is the nickname was given to ...


June 30, 2015

JUNE 30, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Greg Cotton, Board Chair at gcotton@sportingkc.com JON STEPHENS NAMED INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Jon Stephens as Interim Executive Director. The position was previously held on an interim basis by Wyandotte EDC president Greg Kindle. In the role, Stephens ...

Tuesdays on the Trails

June 30, 2015

Walkers! Please join Kathleen Welton for a leisurely walk along Gladstone park trails on the fourth Tuesday, July 28 at the Happy Rock Park West (7512 Antioch) at 9 AM. Look for us at the near the playground. On August 25, the trail walk is at Oak Grove Park at 9 AM and then again in evening at 7 PM. ...

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Speaks Out

June 29, 2015

Missouri Kansas Grandmother’s Against Gun violence, a group with the goal of raising awareness about gun violence will speak to the Northland Democratic Club on Tuesday, July 21 at 7 PM at the North Kansas City Public Library in the Community Room. Formed after the Sandy Hook school shooting, MOKS is the first local chapter of the national organization: Grandmother’s ...

Bigshot Inbound launches new site for research gamification service Dataga.me

June 29, 2015

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 Dataga.me, a research gamification platform. Located in Kansas City, Mo., Dataga.me is a self-service online research gamification platform that enables brands and researchers to replace complex surveys ...

Help Humane Receives $1,000 through The Allstate Foundation ‘Agency Hands in the Community’ Program

June 29, 2015

HELP Humane Receives $1000 through The Allstate Foundation ‘Agency Hands in the Community’ Program Kansas City, MO, June 29, 2015 – Allstate agent, Kelly Benbow presented HELP Humane with a $1000 grant as part of The Allstate Foundation’s "Agency Hands in the Community" program. The program, which began in 2003, recognizes Allstate agents’ volunteerism within the community and provides financial ...

Local Bank Takes Swipe at Breast Cancer

June 26, 2015

MERRIAM, KS, June 26, 2015—Morrill & Janes Bank (MJB) is now offering new and existing customers an opportunity to fight breast cancer. The bank is rolling out its new and exclusive Pink Ribbon Debit Card. Each time a customer uses the card to make a purchase, MJB will make a contribution to Sabetha Goes Pink/Caring Neighbors Cancer Fund in Northeast ...

50 Plus plans new Christmas in July event on July 20 at Cedar Lake Village

June 26, 2015

Come experience good tidings and cheer during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Cedar Lake Village, a senior living community in Olathe, is opening their doors for this event, which is called Christmas in July. The program will involve a festive meal with ham and all the ...

July T.A.K.E. Self Defense Seminars for 12 and older set for two locations in Overland Park

June 26, 2015

The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation recently completed its tenth year of presenting a self-defense program meant to help fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002. You're invited to join the 55,000-plus -strong and growing number of women and girls who have completed the training when the seminar is offered in ...

Making a Difference program for pre- and young teens set for July 18

June 26, 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 ...

Great American Family Campout is July 18 & 19 in Shawnee Mission Park

June 26, 2015

What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the eighth 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 & ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close early on July 4 and 9

June 26, 2015

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on two days in early July in order to host local swim meets, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced. The facility, which is located at 4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, and at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, for meets being ...

Traffic alert: Crews plan overnight closure of westbound I-70 at Blackwater River Bridge

June 26, 2015

SALINE COUNTY – In the early morning of Monday, June 29, the Missouri Department of Transportation will completely CLOSE westbound I-70 near mile marker 77 (west of U.S. 65) from midnight to 5 a.m. to switch traffic to new pavement. A marked detour will be in place. MoDOT recommends truck drivers plan additional time for overnight routes. This work is ...

Ability Experience Plans Journey of Hope Tour Stop in Olathe, Kan.

June 26, 2015

For Immediate Release June 26, 2015 Mark Cameron, Olathe Persons with Disabilities Board Member Ability Experience Olathe Tour Stop Coordinator (913) 393-4453 cameron-mark@sbcglobal.net Ability Experience Plans Journey of Hope Tour Stop in Olathe, Kan. Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity cross country cyclists raise money for people with disabilities (Olathe, Kan.) - The City of Olathe will welcome Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity ...

Dunn to represent Missouri at Miss USA 2015 Pageant

June 25, 2015

Kansas City, MO — Rebecca Dunn, Miss Missouri USA and a 2014 graduate from the University of Missouri, is gearing up to participate in the Miss USA 2015 Pageant on July 12. The competition will be broadcast on NBC on July 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central Standard Time. “I am absolutely honored and thrilled to represent Missouri on ...

Georgia Educator Catherine Crosby Appointed Chief Governing Officer For Unbound

June 25, 2015

Unbound, an international humanitarian organization working with families in 20 countries to alleviate poverty, has appointed long-time educator and sponsor, Catherine Crosby as chief governing officer. Crosby, who lives in the Atlanta area, has served as a governing board director at Unbound for six years and is now taking over as chief governing officer. Crosby is dedicated to deepening relationships ...

St. Michael’s Veterans Center celebrates first anniversary

June 24, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO – St. Michael’s Veterans Center, an innovative campus that provides homeless veterans with permanent, affordable housing and supportive services, will celebrate its successful first year on Tuesday, June 30, at 9:00 a.m. at 3838 Chelsea Drive, Kansas City, MO, 64128. Since opening last June, St. Michael’s has been consistently 100 percent occupied. Right now, 60 men and ...

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