Kansas City, MOmartincitytelegraph.com

Free waste Drop-Off this Saturday in south KC

Household hazardous waste may be dropped off free by KCMO residents from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 31, at the south parking lot of Ruskin High School, 7000 E. 111th St. Items that will be accepted include automotive products, batteries, CFL light bulbs, flammables, household cleaners, lawn & garden products, paint and used oil.
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KC Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate 155th Year Anniversary of Act Admitting Black Soldiers in US Army

Retired Col. Dwayne Wagner, assistant professor at the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS, spoke to a crowd of more than 50 people Wednesday evening, describing the racism he faced while serving in the army in the late 70s. He said remembering the legacy of the historic Buffalo Soldiers is what got him through those hard times.
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8-year-old Wichita girl fights cancer with fairy tales

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) -- At just 2 and a half years old, Wichita native Norah West was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma. For the past 6 years, she’s been received regular treatments at Children’s Mercy but the experience wasn’t very welcoming to a child like Norah. “When she first came...
Olathe, KSfox4kc.com

Olathe family gets unexpected bills after ‘birthday rule’ comes into play

OLATHE, Kan. — Expecting and new parents this may affect you. It’s called the “birthday rule.”. Kansas Representative Sharice Davids (D) introduced legislation last week hoping to make the process easier when the rule applies to families. It’s a long-standing practice by insurance companies. When both parents have separate insurance...
Smithville, MOmycouriertribune.com

Smithville adult clothing drive needs donations

SMITHVILLE — An adult clothing drive being held by the local United Methodist Church is in need of donations in Smithville. New and/or gently-used clothing in adult sizes can be dropped off between 6 and 8 p.m. Mondays and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at the church, 505 U.S. Highway 169.
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Wine & Jazz Festival at Liberty Memorial Park

The Kansas City Clay Johnson Foundation is working hard to launch their 1st annual Missouri Wine & Jazz Festival, on Saturday, July 31 on the north lawn of the WW1 Museum and Liberty Memorial downtown. “While also part of our fundraising efforts, this will be an event for Kansas City,”...
Independence, MOBlue Springs Examiner

Independence mayor to continue discussion on conversion therapy after council rejects ban

Though the Independence City Council failed earlier this month to approve an ordinance banning conversion therapy, Mayor Eileen Weir wants the conversation to continue. Weir has set up a virtual town hall Zoom meeting for 7 p.m. next Thursday. A member of the Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and crisis intervention with LGBTQ+ youth, will be part of the town hall.
Kansas City, KSflatlandkc.org

Local Lynching Memorial Perseveres Despite Backlash

While some people in Kansas City work to acknowledge our collective past, others have been rising up to erase it. The Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City is collaborating with the Equal Justice Initiative to collect jars of soil from the site of every lynching in Missouri. The jars are being displayed in the Black Archives as a part of the Community Remembrance Project.
Kansas City, MOSt. Louis American

Critical Race Theory supporters shut out of state Education hearing

Over a 3 hour and 30 minute hearing last week, lawmakers from Missouri’s Joint Committee on Education heard testimony regarding the teaching of critical race theory in schools. The testimony was invite-only, and aside from an official from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the only people who testified were opponents of critical race theory.
Parkville, MOmycouriertribune.com

Donations for Northland backpack program sought

CLAY COUNTY — Synergy Services and its partners are seeking 35 quality, new or gently-used backpacks to help underserved children in the Northland. Backpacks can be dropped off at the Synergy Services office at 400 E. Sixth St. in Parkville, or a pick-up can be arranged by emailing sara@shepherdelderlaw.com.
Kansas City, MOmartincitytelegraph.com

Pablo Sanhueza and the KC Latin Jazz Quintet kick off Jazz Vespers concert series in south KC

Pablo Sanhueza, “the region’s premier salsa and jazz percussionist and band leader,” will perform with the Kansas City Latin Jazz Quintet in an outdoor patio performance on Sunday, August 1, 6 pm at the historic First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Missouri, located at the corner of Wornall and Red Bridge Roads in south Kansas City. First Baptist Church is the home of Kansas City Jazz Vespers.
Independence, MOBlue Springs Examiner

Senior center meal menus for week of Aug. 2

Lunches provided by area community centers during the week of August 2, 2021. Palmer Center: 218 N. Pleasant St., Independence. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. The suggested contribution is $3 per senior meal and $6 for non-senior guests. Meals can be reserved beginning on the Wednesday of the week prior to the meal by calling 816-325-6200.