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Small Bites Weight Loss Presentation - Tuesday, July 28

July 28, 2015

Cindy Newland, a local fitness instructor and motivational speaker, has just released her debut book entitled “Small Bites, Big Results: A Common Sense Guide to Weight Loss.” Newland, who grew up in Sedalia, takes a different approach to weight loss and maintenance than most of the other “experts” who write about this subject. While there is no lack of reading ...

Miracle Day at Northeast High School

July 28, 2015

As you know, under funding is hurting almost every school in our community. It is particularly wounding our lower economic areas where larger percentages of minorities live. Our Region of 80+ congregations in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is working with Meagan Mahanes, gym teacher at Northeast High School, to help address building needs at Northeast High School, which ...

Welcome Center for Travanse Living™ Now Open

July 28, 2015

August, 2015 – (Olathe, KS) The Welcome Center for the new assisted living and memory care community, Travanse Living™, is now open on 465 S. Parker Street in Olathe. The community will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, August 4 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Travanse Living™ is now taking reservations and meeting with ...

Midas Franchisees Drive Out Hunger in Kansas City

July 27, 2015

This summer, Midas franchisees launched the Drive Out Hunger #1Mile1Meal Food Truck in their local communities. Over 40 days, the truck traveled more than 10,000 miles, collecting food and funds for hunger relief in 25 cities throughout the nation. In Kansas City, more than 382,070 people are food insecure and missing an estimated 67.6 million meals annually. At the Midas ...

Second Annual Queen of Hearts 5K Walk/Run 2015

July 27, 2015

Alexis Rewalt invites you to join us on Saturday, September 26th of 2015, at Shelter #8 in Shawnee Mission Park, for the Second Annual Queen of Hearts 5K Walk/Run 2015. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center. This is the Second Annual Queen of Hearts 5K Walk/Run event to benefit, and draw ...

Michael Collins Elected Chair of Park University’s Board of Trustees

July 27, 2015

Michael Collins, a 2004 Park University graduate and resident of Kansas City, Mo., has been elected chair of Park’s Board of Trustees for 2015-16. Collins is the president and chief executive officer of the Port Authority of Kansas City, Mo. The Board of Trustees, which is comprised of alumni, business, civic and philanthropic leaders, and other constituents who advocate on ...

Jehovah’s Witnesses Welcome All to 2015 “Imitate Jesus!” Convention

July 24, 2015

For Immediate Release July 24, 2015 INDEPENDENCE, MO—Jehovah’s Witnesses will soon hold their annual conventions at the Independence Event Center. They extend an open invitation for all to attend. The theme of this year’s program is “Imitate Jesus!” Gregory L. Chancellor, a convention spokesman, states: “Jesus, the founder of Christianity, is widely considered as one of the most influential and ...

Attention: Patriotic Event

July 23, 2015

KC Star, If you cover events supporting our military Combat Wounded please consider this event. Chapter 821 Military Order of the Purple Heart, Paul C. Starchman, Commander Chapter 821, Joplin, MO and Department of Missouri Military Order of the Purple Heart, in conjunction with Max Ford of Harrisonville, MO, announces the Grand Opening of The Purple Heart Trail Corridor I-49/71 ...

KC Oasis hosts internationally known transgender advocate Debi Jackson

July 23, 2015

KC Oasis hosts internationally known transgender advocate Debi Jackson to speak about dealing with critics KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Oasis, KC’s first alternative to faith-based communities, is pleased to host Debi Jackson as its keynote speaker for its Sunday, August 2, gathering. Ms. Jackson has become known internationally for her advocacy on behalf of her daughter. Today, it ...

Lenexa Law Firm Offers Free Estate Planning Reviews, Legal Tips for LGBT Couples

July 22, 2015

Lenexa, Kansas (07/22/15)- Despite the many rights now afforded to same-sex couples in Kansas and the rest of the 49 states, estate planning lawyers are now sounding the alarms to LGBT couples to let them know that as an unforeseen consequence of the laws changing, their estate planning documents may now be out-of-date. Jason M. Salinardi, an estate planning lawyer ...

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Earns Recognition As “Certified Healthy KC Company”

July 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Cambridge Director of Public Relations (816) 654-7038 (913) 602-8652 (cell) lcambridge@kcumb.edu (Kansas City, Mo. – July 22, 2015) – The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) proudly announces its recognition as a “Certified Healthy KC Company” in the silver category. This designation recognizes the efforts of the University in creating a workplace focused ...

Regional Pickleball Tournament set for Aug. 21-23 at New Century Fieldhouse

July 22, 2015

Register by Aug. 10 to participate in the 2015 Regional Pickleball Tournament, set for Aug. 21 through 23 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse, near Gardner. This weekend event is presented by JCPRD's 50 Plus Department and is now sanctioned by the USA Pickleball Association. Now in its second year, the event will this year ...

Register on or before Aug. 17 to receive the lowest registration fee for the eighth annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon

July 22, 2015

Register on or before August 17th to secure your spot at the lowest registration price for the eighth -annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. The triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. and involves a 500-meter swim starting and ending at the ...

Second and final Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Kill Creek Park is Aug. 15

July 22, 2015

The second and final overnight fishing opportunities planned at Kill Creek Park Lake during 2015 will take place on Aug. 15. Also during August, the fourth and final overnight fishing opportunity of the year at Shawnee Mission Park Lake will take place on Aug. 22. After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be open strictly for fishing ...

Free Pickleball Summer Potluck event is Aug. 13 at New Century Fieldhouse

July 22, 2015

The second-annual Regional Pickleball Tournament coming up in late August will be the topic of discussion when a Summer Pickleball Potluck is presented in mid-August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This Summer Pickleball Potluck will take place on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. ...

Engaged Companies Celebrates Grand Opening at The Village at The National in Parkville, MO July 23, 2015

July 22, 2015

Engaged Companies Founder, Chad Earwood, will be joined by Cerner Corp. executive, Cliff Illig, and other special guests Thursday July 23rd at 9:00am to mark the grand opening celebration of the new Engaged Companies headquarters in Parkville, MO. The 30,000 sq. ft. building is the first within the Village at The National development, located at the entrance to the National ...

Hotel Phillips Names Socialworx PR as Agency of Record

July 21, 2015

The historic Hotel Phillips, Kansas City’s most elegant Art Deco hotel, has named Socialworx PR (SWPR) as its public relations agency of record. As the agency of record, Socialworx PR will be instrumental in elevating their communication strategy, building long-term brand awareness, educating people about the hotel and its amenities and will provide strategic council on social media. Added Sandi ...

New EVP, Bridgette Mavec at Newhouse

July 21, 2015

Kansas City, Missouri, July 20, 2015 Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City, is thrilled to announce the promotion of Bridgette Mavec to Executive Vice President of Clinical Services. Bridgette has been the Vice President of Clinical Services for Newhouse for 18 years. Prior to Newhouse, Bridgette worked in Child Protective Services, Adoption Services, and conducted licensing trainings for ...

New Amateur Barbeque Competition is coming to Eastern Jackson County

July 21, 2015

INDEPENDENCE, MO – September 11 and 12, 2015 will mark the inaugural Independence Fire & Ice BBQ, hosted by Independence Events Center (19100 East Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055.) The Amateur BBQ cook off will be a two-day event starting Friday, September 11th, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. for ticket holders and Saturday, September 12th from 10 a.m. ...

KC Kosher BBQ Heating Up

July 21, 2015

For Immediate Release KC Kosher BBQ Festival Heating Up Overland Park, KS, July 21st, 2015 • Fabulous food and fun Slabs of beef ribs, saucy burnt ends, juicy smoked chicken, and award winning pit smoked beans can all be found at the Fourth Annual KC Kosher BBQ Festival on Sunday, August 16, 2015. This free and open to the public ...

9th Annual Raytown Invitational Art Show

July 20, 2015

FREE event with over 65 local artists competing for cash awards. See over 400 works of art in 10 categories! Features an Artist Gift Shop, Art Demonstrations, Silent Art Auction. 2 Days Only. Indoors and Cool! Friday, Aug 21 & Saturday Aug 22 9am-5pm St Paul's Church of the Nazarene 8500 E 80th Terrace - just off Blue Ridge Kansas ...

ProPharma Group opens new medical information contact center in Maryland Heights, Missouri

July 20, 2015

For Release: July 20, 2015 Overland Park, KS— ProPharma Group today announced its opening of a new medical information contact center in Maryland Heights, Missouri. ProPharma Group, a provider of compliance services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sectors, is new to Missouri and will be starting with a team of 10 employees and plans to grow employment to ...

Power Engineers Relocates into Larger Kansas City Office

July 17, 2015

Contact: Janet Metzger, Corporate Communications Manager 2041 S. Cobalt Point Way, Meridian, ID 83642 janet.metzger@powereng.com (208) 288-6132 POWER Engineers Incorporated is moving its Kansas City office, located in Lenexa, Kansas. Effective Monday, July 20, 2015 POWER will operate out of the new office space, one mile west of the original location. POWER Kansas City was established in June of 2010 ...


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