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Rider Down, Prayers Up

Sept. 26, 2016

RIDER DOWN, PRAYERS UP September 26, 2016 Amanda Schwartz 816-457-5778 skyler13733@aol.com Run For The Wall Southern Route Coordinator Ray "Ghost Rider" Wyatt raymond.wyatt@rftw.us (817) 235-7408 To whom it may concern, -300- word manuscript, tentatively titled, Rider Down, Prayers Up. On Saturday, Sept 17 at approximately 3pm, Michael, “General’s Driver” Jones and his Papillon, ”General” went down on his motorcycle on ...

Market Leader Henkel, Makers of Dial Soap, Taps KC Nonprofit Outreach International for Global Initiative

Sept. 26, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO – Improving hygiene in some of the world’s poorest communities is a matter of one hand washing the other, in both a figurative and literal sense. In celebration of Global Handwashing Day on October 15, 2016, Outreach International, a Kansas City-based global nonprofit focused on resolving deep poverty throughout the world, has been selected by Dial®, the ...

Park University 2016 Homecoming Royalty Announced

Sept. 26, 2016

As part of Park University’s recent Homecoming Weekend festivities, six Park students were announced as royalty during halftime of the men’s soccer game against Lyon College on Sept. 17. The student body nominated candidates who wrote an essay on how they represent the University’s core values — accountability, civility and respect, excellence, global citizenship, inclusivity and integrity — with the ...

Grand Marshal - LV County Veterans Day Parade

Sept. 24, 2016

2016 LV County Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal Mr. A. C. Byrd has been selected as the 2016 Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal. A. C. was born September 11, 1940, in Muskogee, Ok. He was raised in, and around, Porum, Oklahoma and graduated from Porum High School in 1958. A. C. joined the US Army on February 28, ...

Newhouse Gala, Raise the Bar! for women and children

Sept. 23, 2016

“Raise the Bar!” Newhouse House Party 2016 on November 19 (KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, Sept. 8, 2016) – Newhouse and Honorary Chairs, Joshua and Ann Rowland along with Lead Bank are proud to present the 18th Annual Newhouse House Party gala at 6 p.m. on November 19, 2016 at the InterContinental Hotel, located on the Country Club Plaza. “Raise the Bar!” ...

Allstate Foundation and Actress Kerry Washington Kickoff Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Local Kansas City Agency

Sept. 23, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo September 22, 2016 – The Allstate Foundation’s campaign, Purple Purse, kicks off September 28 for a month long campaign with Hope House, bringing awareness to physical, emotional and financial domestic abuse. Hope House, was chosen for the third year in a row to be part of The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge. The Challenge, an annual competition ...

HERO Heating & Cooling Financing Program for Jackson County Home Owners

Sept. 23, 2016

Contact: Wendy Burrell, Marketing Manager Anthony Plumbing, Heating & Cooling 913-384-4440 or 913-908-5281 wburrell@anthonyphc.com Financing Based on Home Equity, Not Credit A new program, recently only available to west coast homeowners has come to Jackson County, MO. What makes the HERO Program so unique is that it provides the homeowner an opportunity to pay for an energy-efficient heating and cooling ...

Travel Guru to Fund Louisiana Flood Relief

Sept. 23, 2016

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Contact: Bill Anthony Consumer Travel Seminars (816) 288-4974 Cheap Travel Guru Raises Funds for Louisiana Flood Victims Kansas City, MO (September 23, 2016) – Consumer Travel Seminars, a Kansas City based travel information company, has stepped forward to aid the flood relief efforts of the Louisiana chapter of the American Red Cross with a major fundraising campaign. ...

GoBabyGo! Founder to Visit Effort in KC

Sept. 22, 2016

Kansas City, Missouri — GoBabyGo! global childhood mobility initiative founder Cole Galloway, PT, Ph.D., will help Kansas City’s own chapter of the organization, Variety KC GoBabyGo! Powered by Rockhurst University, provide modified toy cars to local families of children with mobility challenges at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 30. Who: Galloway is a professor of Physical Therapy at the University ...

KANSAS CITY AMBASSADORS TO HOST 23RD ANNUAL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GALA PRESENTED BY GARY CROSSLEY FORD

Sept. 22, 2016

KANSAS CITY AMBASSADORS TO HOST 23RD ANNUAL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GALA PRESENTED BY GARY CROSSLEY FORD WHAT: For the 23rd consecutive year the Kansas City Ambassadors will host their Charitable Foundation Gala presented by Gary Crossley Ford. This year, invited guests will enjoy cocktails and taste foods from local renowned chefs at The View at Briarcliff. All proceeds from the event ...

Chinese Acrobat Troupe to Perform at Park University

Sept. 22, 2016

A troupe of acrobats from Beijing, China, will hold a free performance on Park University’s Parkville Campus on Monday, Oct. 3, starting at 6 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. The event will feature routines such as contortions, foot juggling, plate spinning, Chinese yo-yo and group acrobatics. The performance will also include an interpreter who will share facts about Chinese ...

Hanan takes position with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sept. 22, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jonathan Hanan of De Soto, Kan. has recently accepted a position with the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Hanan joins the Kansas City District from the Social Security Administration. His new position will be as a contract specialist with responsibilities for contract acquisitions. Hanan is a 2014 graduate of American International University and ...

McDonald takes position with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sept. 22, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brandon McDonald of Kansas City, Mo. has recently accepted a position with the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. McDonald joins the Kansas City District from the Social Security Administration. His new position will be as a contract specialist with responsibilities for contract acquisitions. McDonald is a 2016 graduate of Ashford University and holds ...

YALL COME OUT FOR FAMILY FUN AND HELP THREE WORTHY CAUSES! Proceeds Benefit Variety the Children’s Charity, Drumm Farm Center for Children, and Water4

Sept. 21, 2016

Kansas City, MO (September 21, 2016) – Nathaniel Hagedorn (CEO of NorthPoint Development) and his wife, Sarah along with Pete and Elizabeth Anderson are the proud sponsors of the Third Annual City Slickers Charity Hoe Down Saturday, October 15th from 12:00 – 4:00 PM at Drumm Farm, 3210 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055. Proceeds from the event will ...

Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law Announces New Focus on National Interest Waivers (NIW)

Sept. 21, 2016

Contact: Rekha Sharma-Crawford 816 994 2300 rekha@sharma-crawford.com In addition to its other practice areas, Kansas City-based firm also will concentrate on clients who contribute to the national interest and may be eligible for permanent residence in the EB-2 immigrant visa preference category. Kansas City, MO (September 21, 2016) Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law announces they have added a new focus to ...

“Teacher from Indian Creek Elementary taught Global Perspective courses in Hangzhou this summer, preparing Chinese teachers and students for G20 Summit”

Sept. 21, 2016

To Whom It May Concern at The Kansas City Star, We are eager to share good news with you about Mrs. Lora Simms, a teacher at Indian Creek Elementary. This year she positively represented our program in Hangzhou, China. Please refer to the attached news release. “Teacher from Indian Creek Elementary taught Global Perspective courses in Hangzhou this summer, preparing ...

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holy Days

Sept. 20, 2016

Overland Park, Kan., (September 20, 2016) An Overland Park synagogue will celebrate the fall holy days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot in a building of their own, after 21 years of renting. Shmuel Wolkenfeld, rabbi and leader of Or HaOlam Messianic Congregation, said, “G-d has blessed us tremendously with this building. In fact, previous pastors who have served ...

Raytown Streetscape Ribbon Cutting

Sept. 20, 2016

Raytown, MO ? The $1,150,000 capital improvement streetscape project in Downtown Raytown is complete and will be celebrated on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at 3 PM at the intersection of 63rd Street and Raytown Road. The intent of this project has been to enhance the vehicular and pedestrian access of the heart of our city while also bolstering the aesthetic ...

Mid-America Asian Culture Association presents 2016 awards at annual gala

Sept. 19, 2016

Leawood, KAN (Sept. 19, 2016): The Mid-America Asian Culture Association (MAACA) hosted their 2016 MAACA Award Gala, Saturday evening, September 10, 2016, at the at Mid-American Nazarene University Bell Cultural Events Center, 2030 E. College Way, in Olathe, KS, according to Carol Wei, MAACA founder and president. The evening included award presentations, music, Asian dance troupes, speakers, and a dinner. ...

Irish Fest Day Trip for 50 Plus set for Oct. 8

Sept. 19, 2016

If you’re looking for a bit of "craic" (which is Irish for "fun") don’t miss a day trip being offered in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This Irish Fest Day Trip will first make a stop at Browne’s Irish Marketplace in Kansas City, Mo., for a wee bit o’ shopping ...

Whimsical Woods program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 8

Sept. 19, 2016

There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in early October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for all ages with ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants will enjoy a walk on the park's trail with the award-winning staff of ...

Take part in International Observe the Moon Night on Oct. 8 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Sept. 19, 2016

Join us for a lunar astronomy program at Ernie Miller Nature Center and observe the moon in this internationally-coordinated event during a special event planned in early October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center. The event is called International Observe the Moon Night and is for all ages, but is recommended for ages five ...

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Oct. 5 & 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Sept. 19, 2016

The fall and early winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during October 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 on Oct. 5 and 19. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied ...

50 Plus plans Adventure Walk at local apple orchard on Oct. 5

Sept. 19, 2016

The Cider Hill Family Orchard in Kansas City, Kan., is the destination for the next adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This Cider Hill Family Orchard Adventure Walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. ?Participants will practically have the 38-acre orchard and its 1300 apple trees, ...


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