Santa to arrive Saturday at Cabela’s

Cabela’s in Kansas City, Kansas, will offer a Santa’s Wonderland with games and activities for children. Santa will arrive at the store at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. (Photo from Cabela’s)

Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Cabela’s, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas.

After arriving in front of the store in a boat, Santa Claus will participate in a tree lighting ceremony. Then Santa will open the Santa’s Wonderland section inside the Cabela’s store.

A number of free activities, including crafts and games for the family, are planned through 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wonderland area. The area will include remote control trucks, a laser-foam toy arcade and Lincoln Logs building area, among other games. Hot chocolate and cookies are planned.

There are also free photos with Santa Claus, and free visits with Santa.

Santa’s Wonderland will run through Dec. 24 at Cabela’s. Santa will appear daily, and a schedule will be posted at the Cabela’s store.

KCK Kmart store on closing list

A Kmart store at 7836 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will close by the end of the year, according to an announcement today by Sears Holdings.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Kmart store at 7836 State Ave. is on a closing list announced today by Sears Holdings.

About 142 stores nationwide are on the list to close near the end of the year, according to the announcement. The owner, Sears Holding Co., is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

These stores are in addition to a previously announced closure of 46 stores that is expected to be completed by November 2018.

Liquidation sales at the stores are expected, according to the announcement.

The number of employees affected at the Kansas City, Kansas, store is not available, according to a spokesman. A manager at the local store did not have a comment.

A Kmart store at 7100 N.W. Prairie View Road in Kansas City, Missouri, also is on the closing list announced today.

A Salina, Kansas, Kmart store also was on the closing list, along with Kmarts in Florissant, Missouri, and St. Joseph, Missouri.

The closing list also included some Sears stores throughout the nation, none in Kansas and Missouri.

The Kmart store at 78th and State, one of the busiest intersections in Kansas City, Kansas, is up to date on paying its property taxes of $113,391 and it has an appraised value of $2.8 million, according to the UG’s real estate tax information.

A Sears Holdings news release today stated that the company and some of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sears Holdings stated that it is taking a series of actions to establish a sustainable capital structure, continue streamlining its operating model and grow profitably for the long term.

The company intends to continue to pay employee wages and benefits, honor member programs and pay vendors and suppliers as usual, according to the news release. The company’s loyalty programs are expected to continue, according to the news release.

Kmart and Sears plan to remain open through the holiday season, according to the news release.

The company reorganization will include the smaller-store concept, according to the news release.

The news release stated Sears Holdings is in discussions with ESL Investments, Inc. on a stalking horse bid for the purchase of a large portion of the company’s store base.

Yoder’s Third District Job Fair this afternoon in Overland Park

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Third Dist., will hold his 10th job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. today, Sept. 24, at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas.

The job fair is held in cooperation with Workforce Partnership. The first hour of the job fair will have special attention for veterans.

The job fair will help bring about face-to-face meetings between those seeking employment and employers who are currently hiring.

The job fair will focus on jobs available in manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, information technology and industrial technology.

Workforce Partnership and Kansas Department of Commerce staff will be available to discuss opportunities for training with certifications, paid on-the-job training and registered apprenticeships. Resume workshops will be available.

Job-seekers should dress for success and bring several copies of their resume. The job fair is free and no registration is required. There is no cost for employers, who may email area3@workforcepartnership.com.

The job fair is at Regnier Center, Capitol Federal Conference Room, JCCC, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas.