Archive for October 2014

Halloween scene

Antonio Steen Jr. and TaRaji Byers. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

Antonio Steen Jr. and TaRaji Byers. (Photo by Lou Braswell)


Photos from Lou Braswell, executive director, Leavenworth Road Association

More than 160 kids visited Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd, on Halloween night to trick-or-treat at a safe Halloween program.

The event was one of several sponsored by the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department throughout the city.

The Leavenworth Road Association assisted by providing volunteers to staff the event and providing candy for the children.

Derrick Howell and Dianalynn Howell. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

Derrick Howell and Dianalynn Howell. (Photo by Lou Braswell)


Kaiya Russell and Cylyn Russell. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

Kaiya Russell and Cylyn Russell. (Photo by Lou Braswell)


Sue and Kerry Reaves. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

Sue and Kerry Reaves. (Photo by Lou Braswell)


Shelly Boyd, program coordinator with Wyandotte County Parks. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

Shelly Boyd, program coordinator with Wyandotte County Parks. (Photo by Lou Braswell)


Halloween party at Eisenhower Recreation Center. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

Halloween party at Eisenhower Recreation Center. (Photo by Lou Braswell)


Jacqueline and Bernard Batie, Presidential Highfields Neighborhood Group. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

Jacqueline and Bernard Batie, Presidential Highfields Neighborhood Group. (Photo by Lou Braswell)


Lou Braswell, Leavenworth Road Association executive director. (Photo by John Cantwell, LRA board member)

Lou Braswell, Leavenworth Road Association executive director. (Photo by John Cantwell, LRA board member)

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Davis campaign comes to Kansas City, Kan.

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Paul Davis, right, Democratic candidate for governor, spoke at a coffee Friday morning at 14th and Central Avenue.  (Photo by William Crum)

Paul Davis, right, Democratic candidate for governor, spoke at a coffee Friday morning at 14th and Central Avenue. (Photo by William Crum)


by William Crum
Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, came by the CHWC office Friday near 14th and Central in Kansas City, Kan., to meet local residents.

Every Friday a group of people from all walks of life get together for morning coffee at CHWC. At this coffee you don’t know who will show up, including local politicians and former mayors of the community. Davis came by to talk about the gubernatorial race in Kansas.

At the coffee he spoke about his emphasis on education and his plans regarding bringing new businesses to the state.

“I have a grassroots campaign, I really want to encourage education within the state,” he said. “I also plan to try to bring new businesses back to Kansas. My opponent, Gov. Sam Brownback, has while in office decreased spending on education and on top of that we as a state have lost a lot of businesses. In fact, according to recent statistics, Kansas is rated No. 45 regarding new business development in the state. I plan to turn that around, I can work with Democrats or Republicans, my track record shows that,” Davis said.

Former Mayor Joe Reardon, attending the event, said that this coming Saturday there will be a major campaign to encourage people to get out and vote. The event will be at the parking lot behind the Brotherhood Bank Building at 10th and Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.

Also at the meeting was former Mayor Carol Marinovich.

“We need to encourage education within the state of Kansas, that should be priority one and Paul Davis is definitely the man to do it,” Marinovich said. “We also need to encourage people to get out and vote.”

Tuesday, Nov. 4, is Election Day. Advance voting has already started at the Election Office at 950 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

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Bring in those plants and pets — freeze warning in effect tonight

A freeze warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Oct. 31 until 9 a.m. Nov. 1, according to the National Weather Service.

The first hard freeze of the season is expected tonight, as colder temperatures move into the area.

Any sensitive vegetation left unprotected outdoors will die, according to the weather service.

Any sensitive animals normally left outside should be provided shelter for warmth.

Tonight’s low will be 25 degrees. The wind will be 3 to 7 mph.

On Saturday, expect frost before 10 a.m. The day will be sunny with a high near 50. Winds will be south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Saturday night, the low will be around 36, with winds 9 to 11 mph.

Sunday’s forecast is mostly sunny with a high near 60. Winds will be from the south from 14 to 21 mph with gusts of 29 mph Sunday.

There is a 60 percent chance of rain Monday and 30 percent Tuesday.

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