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KCK firefighters faced possible flammable materials fire at barn on Alma

Kansas City, Kansas, firefighters were fighting a large barn fire in the 1800 block of Alma this morning, according to fire officials.

Fire officials stated they believe there may be chemicals, ammunition and vehicles in the barn. It is also possible that propane was at the site, according to officials.

The fire was being fought in defensive mode only, according to officials.

The fire started around 10:50 a.m. and is now out, according to Deputy Chief John Zimbelman. He said the rain that fell this morning helped extinguish the fire.

Fire investigators are on the scene of the fire, trying to determine the cause of the fire, he said.

Next Chapter Kansas City program features author talk March 28

An author talk by Lou Eisenbrandt will be featured on Tuesday, March 28, at the Next Chapter Kansas City Forum meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Eisenbrandt, of Overland Park, is the author of the book, “Vietnam Nurse: Mending & Remembering.”

A popular speaker in the Kansas City area, Eisenbrandt has presented at Kansas City’s World War I Museum at the request of the Veterans’ Voices Writing Project, which uses therapeutic writing to rehabilitate veterans. A representative from Veterans’ Voices has also been invited to speak briefly at the March 28 forum.

In her well-crafted memoir, Eisenbrandt has called upon her old journals and photos to put her Vietnam experience in perspective 40 years later. Everyone is welcome to attend and hear how she came to write this book in her Next Chapter. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Next Chapter Kansas City forums are co-sponsored by the West Wyandotte Library and Next Chapter Kansas City program on the fourth Tuesday of the month, excluding the summer months.

At Next Chapter Kansas City forums, typically a nonprofit organization representative gives a brief talk to give information about paid or unpaid opportunities.

Next Chapter Kansas City is a program of Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas, and partner organizations. It provides meaningful opportunities for persons ages 50 and older as they explore options for work, service, and learning after leaving their primary career or in anticipation of doing so.

KCKCC to hold ‘Get Hired – Kansas City’ Job Fair April 26

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Booth space is available for employers for the Kansas City Kansas Community College 2017 “Get Hired – Kansas City” Job Fair.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave.

The job fair is free and open to the public, and about 1,000 individuals attended last year. Special accommodations for veterans and disabled will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Last year, a large number of those who were interviewed at the job fair were hired on the spot.

“We take pride in our services to our growing population of military and disabled students,” said Alicia Hooks, executive director of entrepreneurship and workforce center at KCKCC. “We are considered the largest job fair in the Kansas City metropolitan area.”

The job fair is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Workforce Center at KCKCC. To register online, the website link is www.gethiredkansascity.eventbrite.com. Early bird pricing is available until April 1. Regular pricing on all booth space ends April 15.

For more information on the Job Fair, call 913-288-7644.