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Author revives career with international writing contest entry about small Missouri town

Sept. 4, 2015

BROOKFIELD, MO. – When hard times saw author Richard Davis become homeless for a number of years, he lost most of his more than twenty completed fiction works. He is now poised to win an international fiction prize that could see a surviving manuscript written when he was sixteen years old published by an Australian publisher. After entering the Wildwood ...

Camden County Lake Area Planning & Zoning Public Forum

Sept. 4, 2015

Camden County Lake Area Planning & Zoning Revision of Unified Land Use Code By: Kimberly Willey, Administrator August 24, 2015 The Camden County Commission and Planning & Zoning Commission pursuant to Article 1400 of the Unified Land Use Code (the “Code”) are moving forward with revisions to the Code. Camden County Planning & Zoning Department will be hosting three public ...

Sagas and Successes Recognized at Northland Event

Sept. 4, 2015

Tri-County Mental Health Services Monday honored those who have helped advance care for those with a mental illness across Missouri and even nationally. Held at the Courtyard Marriott of Kansas City at Briarcliff, the Annual Banquet and 25th anniversary celebration featured author Kevin Hines, who shared his personal saga after attempting suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Since ...

Urban North’s Model Home Completed and Targets LEED for Homes Certification

Sept. 4, 2015

For Immediate Release News Release Contact: Karelyn Geiger 816.721.9400 | karelyn@kw.com Photo Opportunity – Presentation and ribbon cutting for Urban North’s Model Home Grand Opening is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 10 at 2 pm. Ceremony to be held at the intersection of North Oak Trafficway and 100th St. Model Home address is 404 NE 100th St., Kansas ...

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Success of Major Gifts Campaign

Sept. 4, 2015

ROELAND PARK, Kansas – Horizon Academy is pleased to announce that it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 18 from 12:45-1:15 PM to celebrate building renovations made possible through the Rays of Success Major Gifts Campaign. Donors from all over the Kansas City area showed their support this past year for Horizon Academy, a school that specializes in educating ...

Kansas City native completes Conservation Corps service

Sept. 4, 2015

Rashad Washington of Kansas City recently completed a three-month service term with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, a nonprofit that engages young people in hands-on service managing natural resources and responding to disasters. From May through August, 12 young adults worked in the Superior National Forest through the Faces of Tomorrow initiative, which provides intensive training and work experience to ...

Kansas City Internal Medicine Joins Signature Medical Group

Sept. 4, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. September 5, 2015 -- Kansas City Internal Medicine (KCIM), one of the largest independent medical practices in the Kansas City area, has joined Signature Medical Group (SMG). Kansas City Internal Medicine’s ownership and leadership remains the same, independent and physician owned, but KCIM will benefit from the purchasing power and increased efficiencies of a group with nearly ...


Sept. 3, 2015

Kansas City, MO (September 3, 2015) – Urban Library KC is offering free books and screening passes to the new Johnny Depp movie, BLACK MASS beginning Friday, September 4, 2015. BLACK MASS, written by award winning former reporters for the Boston Globe Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, is about the greatest scandal in the history of the FBI, as James ...

Boone Tabernacle Wing Dedication Celebration

Sept. 2, 2015

Historic Boone Tabernacle Church of God in Christ Celebrates New Wing with Dedication Celebration in conjunction with their Annual Labor Day Festival Sunday, September 6th at 9:00 am, For the last few years, Boone Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. has been planning a development project in the heart of our City where we not only built a new church, but also strive to ...

Former lead singer of KANSAS featured at free local music festival

Sept. 2, 2015

Nehemiah Fest IX - Sept 18-20, 2015 Smith' Fork Park, Smithville Lake, Smithville, MO http://nehemiahfest.com Former lead singer for KANSAS, John Elefante is the Friday night feature for Nehemiah Fest IX! Nehemiah Fest is touted as the largest FREE admission, family friendly, independent Christian music and camping festival in the Midwest! Nearly 50 artists on 4 stages! Camping Nehemiah Fling ...

Extreme Chainsaw Carving Show Coming to Santa Cali Gon Days!

Aug. 31, 2015

For immediate release: The area's most anticipated festival, Santa Cali Gon Days, has come once again! The event will be held on Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7, 2015 in downtown Independence and will feature over 500 artisan, crafter, food, and commercial vendor booths, along with amazing entertainment, a wine garden, car shows, a carnival, and MUCH MORE! This ...

Double Your Dollar Match Campaign for Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

Aug. 31, 2015

Double Your Dollar Match Campaign for Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Who: Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Inc. What: Double Your Dollar Match Campaign When: September 1 through 30, 2015 Where: Prairie Paws Animal Shelter – 3173 Highway K68, Ottawa, KS 66067 OTTAWA KS – Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Inc. (PPAS) is thrilled to announce exciting news for the homeless pets in ...

Unique Non-Profit Adoption Agency Opens In Overland Park

Aug. 31, 2015

For Immediate Release August 31, 2014 Contact:?Randy Bohlender Zoe’s House Adoption Agency Office 913.233.4996 Cell 816.263.1627 Email Randy@ZoesHouseAdoptions.com Unique Non-Profit Adoption Agency Opens In Overland Park Much of what people think and know about adoption is wrong. Expectant mothers and adoptive parents are often both operating with outdated information, and Zoe’s House wants to change that. “With today’s conversation on ...

Jeff Mizanskey, symbol of drug war, released from prison tomorrow

Aug. 31, 2015

For Immediate Release — Aug. 31, 2015 Contact: Dan Viets, Mizanskey’s lawyer: 573-819-2669. Travis Maurer, Show-Me-Cannabis co-founder: 503-333-8184. Chris Mizanskey, Mizanskey’s son: 660-221-3040. Jeff Mizanskey, symbol of drug war, released from prison tomorrow Life without parole for nonviolent marijuana offense: Governor commuted sentence after international campaign to free him. THE STORY: Freeing Jeff Mizanskey took 21 years, signatures from 391,254 ...

Shawnee Church to Celebrate 150th Anniversary in September

Aug. 28, 2015

Shawnee, KS – Monticello United Methodist Church in Shawnee, Kan., is celebrating its 150th anniversary Sept. 12-13, 2015, with many descendants of the church's founders attending. The celebration will take place in both the present-day Church and the adjacent 19th Century Chapel, 23860 W. 75th Street in Shawnee. Current and former members, as well as friends and members of the ...

Direct Support Professionals Deserve Recognition for the Important Work They Do

Aug. 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2015 Contact: Stacie Bratcher Development Director, Special Neighbors, Inc. 816-836-3462 stacie@specialneighbors.org www.specialneighbors.org Direct Support Professionals Deserve Recognition for the Important Work They Do! 2015 Direct Support Professionals Week, September 13 - 19 Each and every day, thousands of direct support professionals across the country carry out the charge to help individuals with developmental disabilities live ...

North Kansas City Hospital Earns Special Recognition for Cardiac Care

Aug. 28, 2015

North Kansas City, August 26, 2015 – North Kansas City Hospital’s (NKCH) patient-centered cardiac program achieved awards from two of the nation’s leading health accreditation organizations for providing a superior level of cardiac care. The American College of Cardiology awarded North Kansas City Hospital the 2015 NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for high standards of cardiac care. To ...

Will Shields hosts Women’s Football 101

Aug. 27, 2015

Pro Football Hall of Famer Will Shields putting on Women’s Football 101 clinic Sept. 14 “62 toss power trap.” That sequence of words is the most iconic play in Kansas City Chiefs Football history. Are you female and want to know what it means on the gridiron as well as other details about the game of football, join Kansas City ...

Tickets are on sale now for the Neighbors 4 Neighbors Gala & Silent Auction

Aug. 27, 2015

Independence, Mo. – Tickets are available now at specialneighbors.org for the annual Neighbors 4 Neighbors Gala & Silent Auction benefitting Special Neighbors, Inc., a non-profit service provider to individuals with developmental disabilities. Hosted at the prestigious Armacost Museum, the Neighbors 4 Neighbors celebration will be at 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2015. This benefit event features tours of the venue’s ...

New Pirate Party for all ages set for Sept. 19 in Shawnee Mission Park

Aug. 26, 2015

Ahoy Mateys! Grab yer buccaneer friends and set sail for Shawnee Mission Park to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, during a new special event being planned by the Johnson Couny Park & Recreation District. This Pirate Party is for all ages. This adventure includes pirate activities and face painting in the shelter, a treasure hunt, grub, and playtime ...

Take part in International Observe the Moon Night on Sept. 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Aug. 26, 2015

Join a lunar astronomy program at Ernie Miller Nature Center and observe the moon in this internationally-coordinated event during a special event planned in late September 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 and older ...

Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus begins Sept. 18

Aug. 26, 2015

Try a new restaurant with a fun and active group of friends during a program being offered this fall and winter by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Foodie Fridays is the name of this program, which offers participants a chance to visit a different restaurant for dinner on the third Friday of each ...

Race for the Pennant Bingo for 50 Plus is Sept. 18 in Antioch Park

Aug. 26, 2015

Come root, root, root for the Royals in the pennant race during a bingo special event being planned in mid-September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Race for the Pennant Bingo and will take place on Sept. 18 in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. Participants will enjoy hot dogs, ...

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