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Meiners Market Winner of National Design Contest

Dec. 19, 2014

Contact John Meiners 816-941-0609 JohnMeiners@MeinersCompanies.com Meiners Market of Desoto, KS recently won Convenience Store News National Store Design Contest! With the help of Display Studios, Meiners updated the look of their original store. Customers expectations have evolved since the store was built in 1996. Shoppers today want to stop at a store that feels safe and comfortable, and they want ...

Columbia Citizens Seek Override of Recently Passed Tobacco and E-Cigarette Ordinances

Dec. 19, 2014

Columbia, Missouri December 18, 2014 21:45CST Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education (BRAVE) is coordinating efforts with a local grassroots group to recall by petition restrictive tobacco and e-cigarette ordinances. Three ordinances were passed last Monday, December 15th at the Columbia City Council meeting that raised the tobacco sale age to 21 and banned the use of e-cigarettes indoors Spencer ...

Concerned Mothers Raise Money for Urban Youth Christmas Party

Dec. 18, 2014

Contact Christina Shutts - 816-305-3334 christina@highaspirationskc.org for more information KANSAS CITY, MO, [12-18-2014] --- The Concerned Mothers and Sisters of High Aspirations, a local youth mentoring program for African American young men ages 8-18, will host a Christmas party with the funds they raised throughout the year. The party will be Saturday, December 20th at the Milestone Community Center in ...

Recognition For Luis Cristobal (Cris) Medina-Honorary Doctorate

Dec. 17, 2014

http://info.umkc.edu/news/recognition-for-luis-cristobal-cris-medina/ College of Arts & Sciences awards honorary degree The awarding of an honorary doctorate degree by a university is a distinction not taken lightly. This December, the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s College of Arts and Sciences will bestow this prestigious honor on Luis Cristobal (Cris) Medina. Medina’s devotion to higher education preparation and creating opportunity for youth led to ...

50 Plus Art Show to take place on Jan. 14 at Matt Ross Community Center

Dec. 17, 2014

Local artists age 50 and over can show off their artwork while enjoying refreshments and discovering other local artists during a 50 Plus Art Show being presented on Wednesday, Jan. 14, by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Now in its second year, this free event will take place beginning at 2 p.m. at ...

New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on Jan. 7

Dec. 17, 2014

A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, ten bingo sessions will alternate between five locations through late April. With two exceptions, bingo sessions will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a dozen games of bingo, as well as ...

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Jan. 7 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Dec. 17, 2014

A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between Jan. 7 and April 15. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two ...

New Drums Alive class for 50 plus begins Jan. 6

Dec. 17, 2014

A great workout that also improves memory, coordination, and motor skills is the aim of a new exercise program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Drums Alive, and will involves the use of drumsticks or wooden spoons to hit rubber balls, similar to drumming. Participants will be ...

Small Park Takes Home Big Honors at ARVC Convention

Dec. 16, 2014

Being the kindergartner in the room (open only five years) and one of the small parks (only 50 sites) didn’t stop Big Creek RV Park from taking home top honors recently at the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Outdoor Hospitality Conference in Las Vegas. Big Creek RV Park, located in Annapolis, Missouri, won both the Plan-It-Green Park ...

Step It Up For a Cure-FHSU Leadership 310-JDRF Kansas City Chapter Check Presentation

Dec. 15, 2014

Alexis Pfannenstiel, Type 1 Diabetic for 18.5 years Community Sponsor for “Step It Up For a Cure” 785-656-2324 amwilson3@mail.fhsu.edu Friday, December 19th, 2014 Step It Up For a Cure Glow Run and Walk-Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 Kansas City, Missouri DIABETES…it is a dirty eight letter word for those who have it or are affected by it; for those ...

Go Local Interactive Volunteers at Harvesters to Help Feed Hungry Families this Holiday Season

Dec. 15, 2014

Go Local Interactive (http://www.golocalinteractive.com) spent an afternoon volunteering at the Harvesters Community Food Network (https://www.harvesters.org/), a regional food bank that serves a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Go Local Interactive employees chose to donate collected food items as well as their time to help the cause. They took the afternoon off to help sort, pack, and label ...

Kansas City Area Church To Hold Rally In Solidarity With National Protests

Dec. 15, 2014

Media Contact Information Vanessa Baden vanessa@vokellent.com or (310) 889-4833 December 14, 2014 For Immediate Release Kansas City Area Church To Hold Rally In Solidarity With National Protests New Generation Christian Center To Hold Prayer Vigil for the Nation’s Recent Civil Unrest Lee’s Summit, MO (December 14, 2014 )- New Generation Christian Center of Lee’s Summit, MO will be holding a ...

American Royal Livestock Show Sees Increase in Entries and Exhibitors

Dec. 15, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Royal Livestock Show Sees Increase in Entries and Exhibitors December 15, 2014 - Kansas City – As the American Royal closes the books on a very successful 2014 season, it is pleased with the growth of its Livestock Show. Now in its 115th year, the American Royal Livestock Show continues to draw exhibitors showing the best ...

Arty’s Legendary Cocktails launches Bloody Mary

Dec. 15, 2014

Arty’s Legendary Cocktails, the first company to make a ready-to-drink Old Fashioned, is launching their legendary, spicy Bloody Mary, into the Kansas area. Their historic Bloody Mary has a dynamic, multi-dimensional flavor packed with loads of spicy tomato, celery and citrus flavors with a serious kick of black and hot pepper spice on the finish. This spicy concoction is the ...

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Giant Puppet Nativity on Christmas Eve

Dec. 14, 2014

The annual retelling of the Christmas story will feature larger-than-life Wise Men as part of the Giant Puppet Nativity performance at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 110th and Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. The public is invited, and children are especially welcomed. A Christmas Eve candlelight service, including communion, will also be ...

North Kansas City Hospital Accepts Applications for Winter and Spring Junior Volunteers

Dec. 12, 2014

North Kansas City Hospital Accepts Applications for Winter and Spring Junior Volunteers NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO. – Dec. 12, 2014 – North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) is accepting student applications for junior volunteer opportunities for winter and spring, 2015. Students must be between the ages of 14-18 to apply. The program is a 3-month commitment that requires a minimum of ...

Midway Industrial Supply Acquires Contrast Equipment Company.

Dec. 12, 2014

Midway Bolster’s Regional Footprint with Acquisition of Missouri-Based Spray Finishing Systems Integrator. Minneapolis, MN, December 12, 2014 – Midway Industrial Supply, Inc. (www.midwayis.com), a leading Midwestern distributor of fluid handling and spray finishing systems and equipment, today announced the acquisition of Contrast Equipment Company. Contrast Equipment, a finishing equipment systems integrator based in Kansas City, MO, gives Midway a key ...

Top Garrison Command sergeant major arrives to Fort Leonard Wood

Dec. 12, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573-563-4012 BY: Shatara Seymour EMAIL: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – An assumption of responsibility ceremony for the Fort Leonard Wood Garrison command sergeant major is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m., Tuesday in Lincoln Hall Auditorium here. Sgt. Maj. Jason Ibrom will relinquish responsibility to Command Sgt. ...

Fort Leonard Wood first in DoD to use UV water purifying system

Dec. 12, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573.563-4012 BY: Guidon staff EMAIL: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Fort Leonard Wood is the first Department of Defense installation within the continental United States to use an ultraviolet light treatment system for drinking water purification, according to the post’s Directorate of Public Works. The $11.2 million total ...

CBRN specialists offer expertise in Taiwan

Dec. 12, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI 65473 VOICE: 573-563-4145 FAX: 573.563-4012 BY: Melissa Buckley EMAIL: shatara.r.seymour.civ@mail.mil FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – A contingent of Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s Chemical Regiment at Fort Leonard Wood traveled to Taiwan for an exchange that focused on decontamination and curriculum development. Sgt. 1st Class Gedney Riley, CBRN Reconnaissance and Surveillance senior instructor, ...

Lever1 Earns Financial Assurance Distinction Benefitting KC Businesses

Dec. 12, 2014

Lever1 Earns Financial Assurance Distinction Benefitting KC Businesses PEO accreditation helps drive business growth with confidence. KS and MO businesses have gained a new local resource as Lever1 becomes the only, locally headquartered, accredited professional employer organization (PEO). The Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) recognized Lever1 as a PEO that meets ESAC’s ethical, financial and operational standards. This accreditation places ...

Dine and Party With A James Beard Awarded Chef This New Years

Dec. 12, 2014

The streets of the Crossroads Art District will once again echo with the sounds of jumping blues and hot swinging Jazz this New Year's eve as restaurants Michael Smith and Extra Virgin host another memorable party with The Grand Marquis. As in years past, there will be two dinner seatings at James Beard award winning chef Michael Smith's namesake restaurant, ...


Dec. 11, 2014

Services Shorten Security Responses, Reduce IT Costs and Address Compliance Concerns for Cloud-Based Data Kansas City, MO., – December 9, 2014 – Cosentry, the leading Midwest IT Solutions Provider, today announced its new Managed Security and Compliance Services. The services address the security concerns of transitioning data and applications to cloud or colocation environments while also alleviating the IT burden ...

Free Coffee with the Birds program offered on Tuesday mornings beginning Jan. 6 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Dec. 10, 2014

Come enjoy winter birdwatching from the comfort of an indoor wildlife viewing room during an informal program being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center. With the lack of foliage and increased sight distance, winter is a great time for bird watching. Chickadees, woodpeckers, juncos, cedar waxwings, and many more are commonly seen at ...

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