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Marine veteran to speak on 50th anniversary of attack on US spy ship in Mediterranean

May 16, 2017

Marine staff sergeant and Silver Star recipient Bryce Lockwood (retd) will give a public talk “Secrets of the Attack on the USS Liberty” on June 22 at VFW Post 7397, 9550 Pflumm Road, Lenexa, Kansas, at 7 p.m. He will recount his personal experience on board the Liberty when it was attacked and almost sunk in June, 1967 by air ...


May 16, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 15, 2017 CONTACT: TERESA MCCLAIN, 816-595-5553 or 816-304-2906 COMMUNITY LINC HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL LIGHT THE WAY HOME BREAKFAST KC Nonprofit Committed to Ending Family Homelessness Honors Clients and Supporters Where: Grand Street Café Ballroom, 4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO. When: Thursday, May 18th, 2017 - 8:00 AM What: Third District Councilman Jermaine Reed will present ...

Synetic Technologies Receives NAID AAA Certification

May 16, 2017

Kansas City, MO – May 16, 2017 – Synetic Technologies, Inc. (Synetic), an industry leader in secure IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) and value recovery services, has received AAA Certification by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). The company has been awarded NAID AAA certification for both mobile and plant-based electronic data destruction. NAID is the standards-setting body for the ...

Excelsior Springs in Path of Totality for Historic Solar Eclipse

May 15, 2017

Excelsior Springs is a vibrant, historic community of 11,000 in a prime viewing area to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse. The city’s natural beauty and unique history make an exciting venue for this epic event on August 21, 2017 and will be hosting a plethora of activities on the weekend leading up to the event. To kick off the weekend, ...

Missouri Students Win National Championship in World’s Largest Rocket Contest

May 15, 2017

Missouri Students Win National Championship in World’s Largest Rocket Contest Festus High School Rocketry Club out launch nation’s top teams, will represent U.S. at International Competition in June The Plains, Va. – Proving their impressive prowess with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, the Festus High School of Festus, Mo., captured first prize at the Team America Rocketry Challenge’s ...


May 10, 2017

Kansas City, Missouri (May 10, 2017) - Faith Bible College is to present an Honorary Doctorate Degree to Kansas City’s own, Marquita Miller. CEO of Five Star Tax and Business Solutions, Miller is also a television personality, professional speaker and published author who has distinguished herself as an entrepreneur and small business owner on a national level. She is delighted ...

Dr. Cornel West to Keynote JCBA Scholarship Banquet

May 9, 2017

20th Anniversary of the Jackson County Bar Association’s Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Banquet “A TIRELESS EFFORT TO COLLECTIVE EMPOWERMENT” The Jackson County Bar Association (JCBA) is thrilled to announce Dr. Cornel West as the keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Jackson County Bar Association Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Banquet, to be held on Saturday, October 7, ...

630 Public Safety Offers in Leavenworth County Now Covered by S.A.F.E.

May 9, 2017

Tonganoxie, Kansas (May 9, 2017) – Approximately 630 Leavenworth County Public Safety Officers are now covered by the Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment Fund (S.A.F.E.). The fund was developed to provide the comfort of financial support for the surviving spouses and dependents of sworn law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel who lose their life in the performance of ...

Custom Lawn & Landscape Joins National GreenCare for Troops Movement to Support Local Military Families

May 8, 2017

Contact: Dave Magruder (913) 782-8315 Ext.12 Custom Lawn & Landscape of Olathe joins ranks with Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program, a program designed to provide lawn care and landscape services to families of currently deployed military personnel as well as post 9/11 service-connected wounded/disabled veterans at no charge. Custom Lawn will participate with lawn care and landscape professionals from ...

Runner who Died after Half Marathon to be Remembered with 5K Race

May 8, 2017

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 8, 2017) – Brandon Russell’s Flash Dash 5k will take place May 20, in memory of the runner who died at the Rock the Parkway half marathon in Kansas City, Missouri. The Flash Dash will take place just two days before Russell’s 35th birthday. The race will begin at 8 a.m. at 18th & Swift ...

Park University Recognizes 2016-17 Academic Achievements at Honors Convocation

May 8, 2017

Park University students, faculty and staff were recognized for their exceptional scholarly efforts from the 2016-17 academic year at the University’s annual Honors Convocation on April 26, held in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. In addition to a number of departmental academic honors, the University acknowledged outstanding students and faculty with a variety of special awards. ...

Debra Sullivan Recognized as Distinguished Dietitian of the Year Area dietitian receives state-level award for leadership and commitment to profession

May 4, 2017

Debra Sullivan, RD, PhD of Overland Park, KS, has been named the Distinguished Dietitian of the Year by the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND). This is the top award given by KSAND, and it recognized a dietitian who demonstrates significant involvement at the local, state, and national levels of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and provides leadership ...

Cara Harbstreet Recognized as Young Dietitian of the Year Area dietitian receives state-level award for leadership and commitment to profession

May 4, 2017

Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD of Mission, KS, has been named the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND). This award recognizes a dietitian 35 years of age or younger who demonstrates involvement at the local, state, and national levels of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and provides leadership and advancement ...

Marley Sugar Recognized as Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year Area dietitian receives state-level award for leadership and commitment to profession

May 4, 2017

Contact: Bethany Frazier KSAND Marketing Chair 816-695-8256 marketing@eatrightks.org Marley Sugar, RD, LD of Overland Park, KS, has been named the Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year by the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND). This award recognizes a dietitian who has made distinctive contributions early in their career. Dietitians who receive this honour support the promotion of optimal health ...


May 4, 2017

Kansas City – Altrusa International of Greater Kansas City, Inc., publicly celebrated 75 years of service with a Vintage Fashion Show, Tea with Pastries as well as a Service Showcase. The 75th Anniversary Celebration Vintage Fashion Show with Tea and Pastries and Showcasing Service Projects was held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Historic Thompson Homestead Barn in Lenexa, ...

Simon Says Move Over, There’s a New Kid In Town

May 4, 2017

Sequence Says is the first Android game being released,on May 26th, by the Kansas City based app development group Golden Mind Creations. The game starts out with a similar setup to Simon – that is, four shapes and a sequence. However, the similarities stop there. The rectangles are not static colors like with Simon, they start out as blank spots ...

MEDIA ALERT: Students Spend Day in Service to Others

May 4, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Students Spend Day in Service to Others CONTACT: Michael Cullinan, Principal 913-402-3950 mike.cullinan@stmichaelcp.org WHO: 541 students in grades Kindergarten through 8th at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School, joined by school administrators, teachers and staff, parents, parishioners and clergy WHAT: Day-long activities to meet community needs on the School’s 5th annual Go Forth to Serve Day WHEN: Friday, ...

The Good Neighbor Project

May 3, 2017

The 2017 Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce LEADership Class will be hosting The Good Neighbor Project on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bent Oak Park located at 1300 SE 30th Street, Oak Grove, Mo. The Project will be working to help our Oak Grove neighbors replace trees in Bent Oak Park that were destroyed during ...

KCMO School Board Member to Keynote Park University’s May 2017 Kansas City Area Commencement

April 24, 2017

John Fierro, a member of the Kansas City, Mo., Public Schools Board of Directors, and the president and chief operating officer of the Mattie Rhodes Center, will present the keynote address at his alma mater during Park University’s Kansas City Area May 2017 Commencement on Saturday, May 13. The ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 ...

Mizzou AEPi Fraternity Seeks to Break Own Record for “Rock-A-Thon”

April 22, 2017

ALPHA EPSILON PI ROCK-A-THON 901 TIGER AVE, COLUMBIA, MO 65201 April 16, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Josh Goodman | (636)-222-1921 | jkgvy4@mail.missouri.edu COLUMBIA, Mo. — The MU chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Fraternity will be holding its biennial “Rock-A-Thon” philanthropy April 27-29. The money raised will go toward the American Cancer Society for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma research. The event has ...

Overland Park Masons Award 12 Scholarships

April 21, 2017

Overland Park, KS – Overland Park Lodge #436 in Overland Park, KS will be awarding 12 scholarships totaling $14,500 to students in and around Overland Park, KS. Overland Park Lodge will be hosting an Awards Banquet on May 18, 2017 where the scholarship recipients and their families will join the masons of the lodge in celebration of their achievements. Receiving ...

Cass County: Let’s Get Healthy

April 17, 2017

Free Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. How healthy are you? Organizers of the Community Health Fair want to make sure you're in good shape inside and out. Manna Fellowship Church, located east of Raymore on Highway 291, is partnering with Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI), the nation’s largest non-profit kidney care provider, for ...

Professional Mermaid Swimming to Planet Comicon

April 14, 2017

Erika O’Shea, The Heartland Mermaid (785) 760-3137 HeartlandMermaid@gmail.com www.HeartlandMermaid.com Kansas City, MO, April 14th – Local mermaid entertainer Erika O’Shea, also known as “The Heartland Mermaid” is bringing her unique act to upcoming comic book convention and pop culture expo, Planet Comicon. This event is KC’s largest and longest running gathering of its kind, spanning 19 years and boasting attendance ...


April 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2017 Ian Shea-Cahir March for Science – Kansas City (913) 201-5321 kcsciencemarch@gmail.com THOUSANDS EXPECTED TO MARCH FOR SCIENCE IN KC Non-partisan march/rally set for Saturday, April 22 Kansas City, MO: In conjunction with more than 100 marches around the globe, the March for Science – Kansas City on April 22, 2017, will bring thousands together ...

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