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Poet Gerald Vizenor Featured Speaker at Park University’s Ethnic Voices Poetry Series Event

Oct. 30, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Oct. 30, 2014 — Author Gerald Vizenor will be the featured poet in the next installment of Park University’s 2014-15 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Vizenor’s presentation will be held at The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 W. 26th St., Kansas City, Mo. A cash reception will be held ...

Park University’s International Center for Music Presents the Music of Leonid Desyatnikov, Featuring Pianist Alexey Goribol

Oct. 30, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Oct. 30, 2014 — Park University’s International Center for Music presents, for the first time in the United States, an evening devoted to the music of one of Russia’s most prominent composers, Leonid Desyatnikov, on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. A pre-concert talk with the composer will start ...

Homeless West African Man Learns to Sew Traditional Suits at Hope Faith Ministries

Oct. 29, 2014

HOMELESS WEST AFRICAN MAN LEARNS TO SEW AND CREATE COLORFUL TRADITIONAL SUITS AT HOPE FAITH MINISTRIES’ SEWING TRAINING CENTER October 28, 2014 Kansas City, MO – Hope Faith Ministries reaches into people’s lives and reveals talents they never knew they had! Mamadou, a native of West Africa, came to the sewing training center with clothes that needed to be mended. ...

University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program awarded $1.9 million employment and training grant

Oct. 29, 2014

Program designed to help food stamp recipients get good jobs, rely less on public assistance The MU Extension Business Development Program (BDP)’s Missouri Employment and Training Program (METP) grant for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps, has been awarded for 2015. The $1.9 million is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and ...

Robyn Russell, Chiropractor, Joins KCIM

Oct. 29, 2014

Robyn Russell, DC to Join Kansas City Internal Medicine - Kansas City’s Largest Independent Internal Medicine Practice Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City Internal Medicine (KCIM) is proud to announce that Robyn Russell, DC will join the practice beginning in October 2014. Dr. Russell comes to KCIM from graduating and completing her internship at Cleveland Chiropractic College. Dr. Russell completed her ...

John Knox Village holds National Memory Screening Day Event

Oct. 29, 2014

John Knox Village is encouraging everyone to be proactive when it comes to memory health. They are taking part in National Memory Screening Day and invite the community to take advantage of free, confidential memory screening and information. National Memory Screening Day is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The event will be held Thursday, Nov. 13. The screenings ...

Local candidates who have taken the Pledge to Amend

Oct. 29, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri - October 29, 2014 - Formed in September 2009, Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests. We are calling for an amendment to the ...

Bird Rescue opens at the Great Mall of the Great Plains

Oct. 29, 2014

BEAK N WINGS, INC EDUCATIONAL PET BIRD CLUB & RESCUE/ADOPTION OCTOBER 31, 2014: Beak N Wings, Inc. is bringing parrot rescue to the forefront of animal adoption by opening an adoption event space at the Great Mall of the Great Plains, located, 20700 W 151st St, Olathe, KS. Open to the public Friday, October 31 from: 5:00pm until 9:00pm. The ...

Northeast Kansas tribe registers over 110 in voter drive

Oct. 29, 2014

(MAYETTA) This election year in Kansas Native Americans on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation have decided that they are going to try and make a change. Through a “Get Out the Native Vote” campaign a group of local volunteers recently got organized and went door-to-door to get more people to vote. And, it worked. In less than a month, the ...

Lead Bank Offers New Financing Options and Advisory Services for Women Business Owners

Oct. 28, 2014

Lead Bank, a locally-owned community bank dedicated to the needs of small businesses in the Kansas City, is pleased to support National Women in Business Month (October) with their Women In Business Initiative. Lead Bank has a dedicated product offering designed to support local, women-owned businesses. They offer exceptionally low fixed rates and up to five years for long-term loans ...

Medal of Honor Recipient to be Recognized by Park University

Oct. 28, 2014

Park University will honor 1963 graduate Col. Lewis L. Millett, a recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean War, during a dedication ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7, beginning at 1 p.m. at Thompson Commons on the University’s Parkville Campus. The ceremony, organized by Park history majors and the University’s Zeta Omicron Chapter of the Phi Alpha ...

Park University Offers Additional Fall II Term for Students

Oct. 27, 2014

Park University will offer an additional 8-week Fall II term from Monday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Jan. 11. This additional term will continue through the University’s winter break, with the exception of the week of Dec. 22-26, allowing students to complete a variety of accelerated online and face-to-face courses. The deadline to register for classes is Thursday, Nov. 6. Twenty-one ...

Youth Volunteer Corps Honors 183 Outstanding Youth Volunteers

Oct. 27, 2014

Kansas City, MO – Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) has awarded 183 youth volunteers for their service achievements in the past year. “We are so proud of the hard-working youth volunteering with YVC programs all over the U.S. and Canada,” said David Battey, founder and president of YVC. “These youth are setting incredible examples of service not only for their peers ...

Park University to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914

Oct. 27, 2014

Students from Park University’s Program of History will present a dramatic theater production to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914. “Letters from the Front: The Christmas Truce of 1914” will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 9, at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., starting at 2 p.m. Park history ...

Four Records Broken at the American Royal Junior Premium Livestock Auction

Oct. 27, 2014

October 27, 2014 - Kansas City – American Royal supporters rewarded youth exhibitors with record-breaking prices for championship animals at the association’s annual Junior Premium Livestock Auction (JPLA) on October 26. Records were broken in four categories. The Grand Champion Market Steer was purchased for $200,000 by Neal and Jeanne Patterson with the Cerner Corporation. The Reserve Grand Champion Steer ...

Midas Project Feed More Helps Put the Brakes on Hunger with Extra Push During Holidays

Oct. 25, 2014

Midas hopes to change the hunger equation this holiday season by providing 55,000 meals to those in need. Midas is donating $11,000 to 11 local food banks as part of its Project Feed More program. A $1 donation to local food banks can provide at least 5 meals for those in need. The $11,000 Midas donation will help ensure 55,000 ...

Protest rally at Grandview City Hall Oct. 27

Oct. 24, 2014

Grandview, MO 10/24/2014 —The Ministers Action Alliance along with the NAACP will be at the Grandview, MO City Hall for a protest rally at 6:00 pm Monday, October 27, 2014. We are there to protest and bring awareness to the degrading relationship between many of the city’s departments and its minority citizens. The areas that need attention are the following: ...

Prairie dog relocation poject slated in Hutchinson

Oct. 24, 2014

By Cheryl Mitchell October 24, 2014 Relocation before Development – Prairie Dog Relocation Project Hutchinson, KS - As the prospective buyers walked the property located East of Olive Garden at the NWC of East 17th Avenue & Highway 61, in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, they realized they had colonies of Prairie Dogs, most likely transplanted from the surrounding area development. ...

Post voluteers to participate in Make a Difference Day

Oct. 23, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573.563-4012 BY: Stephen Standifird EMAIL: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The 24th annual Make a Difference Day is scheduled to take place at 8 a.m., Saturday on Fort Leonard Wood. Fort Leonard Wood volunteers will take part in more than 40 projects, which will include area beautification and ...

H&R Block continues seasonal hiring process

Oct. 23, 2014

H&R Block Continues Seasonal Hiring Process Tuesday career fair scheduled in Kansas City For Immediate Release Oct. 23, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s unemployment rate is more than 6 percent and national unemployment numbers likewise remain above 6 percent. 1 H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) is doing its part to lower the numbers even more, including starting its seasonal hiring ...

Liberty Alliance earns White House drug-free grant

Oct. 22, 2014

Liberty Alliance for Youth, Inc. (LAFYI) has been awarded a Drug-Free Community grant from the White House Drug Policy Office. Michael Botticelli, acting director of the Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently announced LAFYI as one of the 680 grant recipients awarded nationally to provide local communities funding to prevent youth substance use and increase community involvement in prevention. ...

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