Registration open for Microsoft Excel class

by Kelly Rogge

There is still time to register for Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 3 course.

Students will increase their knowledge of Microsoft’s full featured spreadsheet program that is part of the Microsoft Office 2010 Suite of Programs. Using a hands-on approach, students will become familiar with using Pivot Tables, Macros, financial functions, data analysis, auditing and additional functions, advanced formatting and analysis tools, collaboration and more. Before registering for the Level 3 course, students must have taken Microsoft Excel 2010 Beginning Levels 1 and 2.

The Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 3 course is from 6 to 9 p.m. May 13, 15, 20 and 22 in Room 3619A in the Flint Building on KCKCC’s campus, 7250 State Ave. The cost is $75.

For more information or to register, call 913-288-7660 or visit KCKCC’s website, Select the Computer Training option under the Community Education section for course information.



Hanson to continue as police chief until end of year

from the Unified Government newsletter
Doug Bach, Unified Government county administrator, has announced his decision to extend the contract of Police Chief Ellen Hanson through the end of the year.

“Chief Hanson continues to do a great job in the Police Department. I met with command staff and informed them of my decision,” Bach said.

Bach said he plans to conduct the police chief selection process sometime in the fall of this year.


Israel is 66 – Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration

Community-wide Israel Independence Day celebration takes place May 6
The Kansas City community is invited to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Israel at a celebration on Tuesday, May 6, in the social hall of the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St. in Overland Park, Kansas. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until around 8 p.m.
The modern nation – first recognized by Kansas City native son Harry Truman when he was president – turns 66 this month. Join Kansas City’s Jewish community as it celebrates Israel’s birthday with traditional Israeli food, music and dance. The program is free and sponsored by the Israel Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.
This area has close ties with Israel – Kansas City, Missouri, has a sister city relationship with the city of Ramla, Israel, just outside of Tel Aviv. Leawood, Kansas, has a partnership with the Gezer Region in Israel.
The birthday celebration will feature Israeli food by created by Steve Ellenberg, fun kids’ activities, including Sifryat Pajama (Israeli PJ Library). Those attending the festivities will be able to take tourist-style photos in Israel (with the help of technology) and make care packages for Israel Defense Force soldiers. Live entertainment will include the Tizmoret Orchestra as well as the Encore Dance Troupe of the Jewish Community Center and the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Choir. Food is available for a nominal fee.
For more information, go to  or please contact Yahav Barnea, the local Israeli emissary at or 913-327-8124.