Elementary school lunch menus

Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools
Monday, April 20
Pizza, corn, baby carrots, mandarin oranges.
Tuesday, April 21
Soft tacos, romaine and tomato, tortilla chips and salsa (9th-12th grade), refried beans, pineapple tidbits.
Wednesday, April 22
Chicken tenders, dinner roll, jelly, French fries, garden salad, sliced apples.
Thursday, April 23
Chicken and noodles, grape tomatoes, broccoli florets, roll and jelly (9th – 12th grade), banana.
Friday, April 24
French toast sticks, sausage patties, hash brown patty, green beans, fruit cocktail.
Milk served with all meals. Additional entrée options include chef’s salad, fruit salad or yogurt-muffin basket.

Turner Public Schools
Monday, April 20
Beef, turkey sticks, gravy, bread sticks or equivalent.
Tuesday, April 21
Crispy chicken on bun.
Wednesday, April 22
Burrito or soft taco, cinnamon roll.
Thursday, April 23
Breaded mozzarella cheese sticks with dip, muffin.
Friday, April 24
Cheese or pepperoni pizza, cookie.

All Turner meals come with milk, fruits and veggies bar.
Additional entrees include peanut butter and jelly platter or yogurt platter.

Piper Public Schools

Monday, April 20
Hot dog on a bun with mac and cheese; chicken patty on a bun, cherry tomatoes, garden salad, green beans, apple, pineapple; turkey chef salad, cherry tomatoes, apple, pineapple blueberry fruit muffin.
Tuesday, April 21
Super nachos; French dip, garden salad, barbecue bacon beans, banana, orange pineapple mix; taco salad, barbecue bacon beans, banana, orange pineapple mix, cornbread.
Wednesday, April 22
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, pears, orange smiles, roll; chicken Caesar salad, peas, pears, orange smiles, roll and crackers.
Thursday, April 23
Cheeseburger; pepperoni calzone, steamed broccoli, oven fries, tropical fruit, cinnamon apple slice; Italian chef salad, corn, tropical fruit, cinnamon apple slices, Italian bread.
Friday, April 24
Pizza; grilled chicken sandwich, baby carrots with dip, corn, Caesar side salad, peaches, melon; popcorn chicken salad, baby carrots with dip, peaches, melon, fruit streusel muffin.

Bonner Springs Public Schools
Monday, April 20
Chicken and waffles; barbecued mac and cheese, garden salad, steamed broccoli, fruit, mandarin oranges; Italian chef salad, steamed broccoli, fruit, mandarin oranges, Italian bread.
Tuesday, April 21
Super nachos; chicken and cheese quesadilla, easy bean bake, garden salad, fruit, pineapple; taco salad, easy bean bake, fruit, pineapple and cornbread.
Wednesday, April 22
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; corn dog, green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, cinnamon apple slices, fruit, roll; chicken Caesar salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, cinnamon apple slices, fruit and roll.
Thursday, April 23
Cheeseburger; ham and cheese calzone, garden salad, oven fries, fruit, tropical fruit; Cobb salad, fruit, tropical fruit, fruit streusel muffin.
Friday, April 24
No school.

Sporting KC suffers late 2-1 loss at LA Galaxy

Krisztian Nemeth scores second of season as four-game unbeaten run ends

Sporting Kansas City suffered its second loss of the season on Saturday in a late 2-1 defeat at the LA Galaxy.

Omar Gonzalez came off the bench to score the game-winning goal in the 94th minute after Baggio Husidic and Krisztian Nemeth traded goals in the first half.

The Galaxy, winners of three of the past four MLS Cup championships at StubHub Center, extended its 26-game home unbeaten streak with the victory and moved into third place in the Western Conference, two points above Sporting KC, seven weeks into the 2015 season.

The two sides – reunited in the Western Conference for the first time since 2004 when the clubs finished first and second in the regular season en route to a Conference Championship showdown – combined for an entertaining, back-and-forth opening 45 minutes that left the score level up until the final moments.

The Galaxy threatened first in the game’s second minute when Alan Gordon nearly connected on a cross from 18-year-old Bradford Jamieson IV, making his first MLS start.

The home side then took the lead just over eight minutes into the match when Husidic hammered home a rebound for his first goal of the year. Stefan Ishizaki’s well-struck shot was parried away by Luis Marin but only as far as Husidic, who made no mistake in capitalizing on the opportunity with a simple finish.

Sporting Kansas City responded with an impressive equalizer, unlocking the Galaxy backline through the combination play of Dom Dwyer and Benny Feilhaber to set up Nemeth for his second goal in three games.

Dwyer cut inside from the right flank and delivered an entry ball to Feilhaber near the penalty mark. The World Cup veteran squared a first-time pass into space for Nemeth and the Hungarian calmly chipped the outrushing goalkeeper to cap off the sequence.

Feilhaber now has five assists in 2015, most among all Major League Soccer players, while Nemeth moves into the team lead with two goals in his debut MLS campaign.

No player has been fouled more in MLS this season than Dom Dwyer (25 fouls suffered) and it was a set piece earned by the Englishman that nearly gave Sporting KC the lead in the 28th minute. Feilhaber’s free kick connected with Servando Carrasco at the top of the six-yard box but his header carried over the crossbar.

Left back Marcel de Jong would join the attack as space opened up and the Canadian international created Sporting Kansas City’s next two scoring opportunities with attempts from outside the area.

His first shot in the 35th minute forced a sprawling save from Jaime Penedo and then again a minute later, de Jong had the Panamanian beaten only to see his shot glance off the outside of the far post.

Sporting Kansas City would go the remainder of regulation without a shot on goal as the Galaxy sought the go-ahead goal in front of more than 20,000 fans gathered in southern California.

The visitors best scoring chance of the second half came in the 68th minute on a cross sent into the box by Roger Espinoza and settled by Dwyer before shooting high of frame from 10 yards out.

Luis Marin matched his season-high with four saves on Saturday, including a pair of important interventions just seconds apart.

In the 72nd minute, the Chilean dove strong to his left to thwart Juninho’s blast from 30 yards out; then soon thereafter raced off his line to challenge Gyasi Zardes and win the ball in the 1-v-1 situation.

Those actions proved to be a precursor to Marin’s best moment of the night in the 76th minute. Zardes, a second half substitute after going the full 90 for the U.S. MNT on Wednesday in a 2-0 win over Mexico, cut the ball back for fellow homegrown signing Jamieson IV – who marked his MLS debut with an assist against Sporting KC in 2014.

Now looking for a memorable first MLS goal, Jamieson IV took the ball in stride and played a backheel toward net that was turned away at close range by an instinctual foot save from Marin.

With four minutes of stoppage time added to the second half, the Galaxy walked away on the winning side by converting what was likely the game’s final play.

Juninho’s corner kick fell to Gonzalez, who directed the ball goalward – and eventually into the net off a deflection from Bernardo Anor – with an outstretched leg amidst the scramble.

The game-winning goal was the latest conceded by Sporting KC since the team’s 2014 opener at Seattle and marked the Galaxy’s second stoppage-time goal of 2015 to claim points. The 2015 rematch will wait until the season’s final day when the Galaxy travel to Sporting Park on Oct. 25.

Bruce Arena’s squad will now travel cross country to take on Eastern Conference leaders New York next Sunday. Sporting Kansas City will remain on the road with a trip to Houston in a week’s time to face the Dynamo under Houston’s new head coach Owen Coyle at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
– Story from Sporting KC

Faith news

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A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. April 27 at Christ the King Catholic Church basement, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

A weekly Scripture Group with Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Heather Neds is a pastoral minister and leads the group at Keeler Women’s Center. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. April 20 at Parkway Baptist Church classroom, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

A Peace Walk is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Sanctuary of Hope Prayer and Retreat Center, 2601 Ridge Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The Sanctuary of Hope also will hold a Hopefest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, with music, balloons, games, a variety of food, and a tour of gardens and retreat facilities. For more information, visit www.sanctuaryofhope.org or call 913-321-4673.

The community is invited to the installation service April 26 of the Rev. Terra Pennington to pastor of The Sanctuary Place. The Sanctuary Place at 3500 Dodson St., Kansas City, Kan., is a new open and affirming worshipping community that seeks to holistically collaborate with other faith communities, nonprofits and civic leaders in Wyandotte County. It is on the site of the United Church of the Good Shepherd. Pennington graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary with a passion for finding new and creative ways to do church. The service will take place at 4 p.m. April 26. A light supper will follow. The Heartland Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church USA is sponsoring the new Sanctuary Place.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the fourth Sunday in the Easter season April 26. The service in English will be at 10 a.m.; the Spanish service will be at 7 p.m.

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