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Dos Mundos staffers remember Manuel Reyes

“He was always happy. He was in good mood. I will never forget how he told us the story (of) when he met his wife (Clara) and how he made her fall for him. He was the best storyteller.” – Luis Merlo – “He was cheerful. He was always smiling. Whenever he used to go on vacation he always brought …

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Manuel Reyes left a legacy that will never die

Commentary by Chara When thinking of Dos Mundos co-founder Manuel Reyes, many things come to mind: community leader; entrepreneur; fighter; pan de dulce (Mexican bread); friend; cheerful, loving human being. The list could go on. Those of us who knew and loved him probably can’t find enough words to describe this marvelous human being, who left us on Sunday (March 4) …

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Latino community’s influence

Commentary by Eulogio JP The Latino community in the United States is becoming more than a minority. The community has not only developed a strong voice among minority groups, but also has become a powerful influence on U.S. society overall. And that strength is being noticed and appreciated by other communities that are reaching out to us. Dani Dayan, the …

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To Gutierrez, education is more than a word

By Chara When Isabel Gutierrez was a child, she had a passion for education. As an adult, she’s pursuing that passion. Gutierrez attended Johnson County (Kan.) Community College and MidAmerica Nazarene University, where she studied human resources and management, and early childhood education. In 2007, she started working for Olathe (Kan.) Public Schools Unified School District 233 as a tutor …

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Remembering Manuel Agustin Reyes – May 4, 1938 – March 4, 2018

By Edie R. Lambert Manuel Agustin Reyes, co-founder and publisher of Dos Mundos newspaper passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4 in the presence of his wife and children. He succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a short illness. The lifelong Kansas Citian and longtime civic leader would have turned 80 in May. Mr. Reyes leaves his wife of 54 years, …

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Women’s Month: Romero sharing passion for God and community in leadership position

By Chara In 1977, Colombian Sylvia Romero found a passion for helping others during a visit to the United States. In 2018, she’s pursuing her passion in her career. Romero serves as the director of the Center of Grace in Olathe, Kan. She started working part time at the center in November 2000. Now, she coordinates all the programs and …

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Wonderful World: Grand Canyon

Welcome, tourists. In this edition of “Hanging Around the World,” I’ll examine an amazing place in this country: The Grand Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of Colorado. Surely, you’ve seen the Grand Canyon countless times in fictional movies, and in movie and TV documentaries. Pictures of it appear on many postcards. But do you know the origin of …

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Latest Women’s March calls for political activism, inclusiveness

Activists are hoping a two-day event in January will be a political game-changer in November. The January event was the Women’s March. The second-annual event, which concluded on Sunday (Jan. 21), included a series of marches and rallies at various locations around the world, with Las Vegas, Nev., serving as the epicenter. Using figures provided by academics Erica Chenoweth and …

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Man allegedly impersonates police officer to steal from immigrants

By Yanis De Palma A man from Ontario, Calif., was charged recently with impersonating a police officer to threaten and steal from immigrants. Between Dec. 7 and Dec. 21, 2017, Andres Sanchez allegedly dressed in an officer’s uniform, drove an unmarked vehicle and pulled over drivers that supposedly were immigrants in the Pomona, Calif., area. Sanchez also allegedly threatened deportation …

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Woodland celebrates 15th anniversary

On Dec. 7, Woodland Public Charity friends and supporters came together at the Johnson County (Kan.) Art and Heritage Center to celebrate 15 years of humanitarian work by the non-profit organization in Guatemala, Panama, Ecuador, Mexico and the Kansas City area. The gathering also served to recognize work by volunteers. In addition, the Woodland Public Charity Humanitarian Awards were presented …

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