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Kent O’Connor bids farewell to Our Lady of Unity

By Chara The Rev. Kent O’Connor is preparing for a new opportunity to serve the Catholic Church. After nine years of service at Our Lady of Unity Parish, O’Connor is transferring from the Kansas City, Kan., church to the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Shawnee, Kan. His last day at Our Lady of Unity was Tuesday (July 3). On Thursday …

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Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Announces Capital Campaign

Since its inception nearly thirty years ago, in 1989, Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care (FHC), provides health care and supportive services to low-income medically underserved patients in the Kansas City metro area. The nonprofit clinic, which serves the people of the poorest zip codes in the Kansas City metro area, has increased medical staffing through important agreements with KU Family …

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Area Latino soccer team raising money to compete in Indiana

Since 2015, Soccer Nation Academy (SNA) has worked to promote children’s development in the Kansas City area, using soccer as its main tool. Raul Villegas, SNA director, is hoping that soccer and a fund-raising campaign will be the tools to help some Latino children play in a major tournament. SNA’s 13-and-under boys team, Soccer Nation Academy 05, will represent Kansas …

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The art of master Colombia Carlos Valencia arrives in Kansas City

From June 3rd to 15th, it was possible to enjoy the incredible works of art by the master Carlos Valencia, who has devoted a large part of his life to highlighting the beauty of the people, landscapes, and customs of Colombia. Visitors to this exhibition traveled to this magical country through the impeccable strokes and bright colors of his paintings. …

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Pictures makes the effort of a young graduate go viral

Corey Patrick got up early each day during his senior year to get to the bus stop at 4:30 a.m. On the day of her graduation, the bus driver was so impressed to see him run to the vehicle in a cap and gown that he took some photos and published them on social networks, making him go viral. “Corey …

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Tornado season: The aftermath of a storm

Part IV of a Public Service Series Springtime generally means warmer weather for the Kansas City area. It also means tornado season is here. Previous segments of this series have covered such topics as facts about tornadoes, preparing for a tornado and how to react if a tornado warning is issued for your area. This final segment provides the following …

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Ed Lada as New President and Chief Executive Officer

National leader in Goodwill network begins post May 7, 2018 Jeremy Allen, Chair, Board of Directors for Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas, announced today that Ed Lada has been appointed the new President and Chief Executive Officer.   A Louisiana native who worked his way through school to senior leadership in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Ed joins Goodwill …

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Officer working to improve police-citizen relations in KCMO

By Tere Siqueira At age 36, Mary McCall decided she needed to make a change in her life. McCall decided she wanted to become a police officer. But having little children made this decision more complicated. It wasn’t until her smallest daughter went to school that she decided to enroll in the police academy. In 2004, she began her career …

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Trump has a plan to end DACA.

It started in Texas and could go to the Supreme Court. The Justice Department is urging a federal judge in Texas to declare the ‘Dreamers’ program illegal, which could allow the government to end the program in weeks. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is urging a federal court in Texas to declare DACA illegal, setting up a potential conflict that …

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Upcoming Job fair/ Feria de trabajo proximamente

The South Kansas City Alliance is sponsoring a free job fair with employers that have immediate openings for positions with starting pay of at least $15 an hour from 4 to 7 Wednesday, June 27, at Blue Hills Church, 10306 Blue Ridge Blvd. Cerner Corporation, the Hickman Mills School District, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, the Kansas City Police Department …

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