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Grandview Christian Church, 8550 Parallel Parkway, is collecting canned goods for Help 3:17, a local food pantry.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

“Dreams and the Spiritual Journey,” with Jane Maxfield, a four- part series, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 5-26, at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Maxfield holds a certificate in projective dreamwork from the Marin Institute and has facilitated workshops for Elderhostel, retreat groups, arts, and women’s groups. Religious traditions around the globe and through the ages have recognized attention to dreams as a means of finding our path to wholeness and holiness. The techniques and tools explored in the four-session class include improving dream recall, recording dreams, discovering more of the multiple levels of meaning found in every dream, and experiencing the potential of working with dreams in a circle of support. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas will hold Memorial Day Masses on Monday, May 26, at the following locations and times: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 38th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., 9 a.m.; celebrated by the Rev. Michael Hermes; liturgical music by Ed Grisnik. Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 126th and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., 10 a.m.; celebrated by the Rev. John Riley. For more information, call 913-371-4040 (Kansas City area); email information@cathcemks.org ; or visit www.cathcemks.org.

On June 1, there is going to be KosherFest, which will be held in the parking lot of congregation Ohev Sholom located at 75th and Nall in Overland Park, Kan. The hours are from noon to 5 p.m. KosherFest is the fifth biannual event, a Kansas City tradition join thousands of friends and neighbors from the entire metropolitan area. At this event they will have not only kosher food they will also have electric cars on display plus there will be a lot of information regarding the various community gardens throughout the Greater Kansas City area plus there will be a lot for whole family. This event only happens every two years and it is truly an experience. In fact Congregation Ohev Sholom started off in Kansas City, Kan., and in the early 1960s moved to Overlook Park, Kan. There are a lot of members who live in Kansas City, Kan., who belong to this congregation. For more information call congregation Ohev Sholom at 913-642-6460 or visit the website, www.ohev-sholom.com

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, will hold a Vacation Bible School, Weird Animals theme, from 6 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. June 8 to June 13. Registration deadline is June 8. For information, visit www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/opendoor/gpgs/home.aspx.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, plans Vacation Bible School at 9 a.m. June 9 to 13 at the church’s Cole Activity Center. The theme of VBS is “Weird Animals.” For more information, see http://stonypointchristian.org/.

Doyle’s solid start not enough for T-Bones

The T-Bones fell to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 4-2 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday night despite a solid effort by starting pitcher Pat Doyle.

Doyle worked around trouble nearly his entire outing, but managed to hold the RedHawks to a single run over his 4 2/3 innings of work. The right-handed Doyle stranded six base runners, collected six strikeouts and induced a key double play in the first inning.

The RedHawks got their only run off Doyle in the second after a pair of hits, including a double off the wall by former T-Bone Petey Paramore, and then an RBI groundout by Tim Alberts.

Kansas City responded in the fourth, tying the game at 1-1 following an RBI single by Danny Richar. Vladimir Frias added an RBI single of his own that gave the T-Bones a 2-1 lead. Byron Wiley then smoked a line drive right at Fargo-Moorhead starter Jake Laber, who deflected the ball and managed to throw out Wiley, ending the inning.

The T-Bones once again found themselves in trouble in the sixth, and finally failed to escape unscathed. Ronnie Bourquin drew a two-out, based loaded walk that tied the game at 2-2 off Kansas City reliever Kristhiam Linares. Sawyer Carroll then laced a single up the middle off Chris Squires and scored two more runs to take the decisive 4-2 lead.

Jake Laber (1-1) notched the win for Fargo-Moorhead, pitching 5 1/3 strong innings. He allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Linares (0-1) took the loss for Kansas City. Nate Garcia picked up his third save with a scoreless ninth for the RedHawks.

The T-Bones (3-5) continue their series with Fargo-Moorhead (4-3) Friday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

Wyatt to remain at KCKCC as adjunct following retirement

by Kelly Rogge
When Linda Wyatt first came to Kansas City Kansas Community College more than 30 years ago, she worked part-time as an admissions clerk. But within only a couple of weeks, she had applied for a secretarial position in the counseling department and has not looked back.
“I have been blessed to have a job that has been fun every day,” said Wyatt, director of Career Planning and Placement. “Helping students see in themselves what they have to offer and who they want to be is the best part of what I do.”
The Career Center at KCKCC provides students and the community with a variety of career services. This includes assistance in searching for a job, developing interview skills and resume writing. Prior to serving as director of the Career Center, Wyatt was coordinator of the department. She has a bachelor’s degree from Ottawa University and a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University.
“The people I work with are great,” she said. “I love what I do. I like the interaction I have with the students.”
Wyatt said although the decision to retire was difficult, she said she feels it is time to start the next chapter of her life. She will remain at KCKCC as an adjunct professor, plans to purse some volunteer opportunities and would like to spend more time with her four grandchildren. She also plans to remain active at her church, Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Kansas City, Kan.
“What I love to do is counseling. It is my strength,” Wyatt said. “Whatever comes my way, I will be ready for. I believe God has a plan for everything.”