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.”

Memorial Day weekend events planned

Several Memorial Day weekend activities are planned in Kansas City, Kan., and the surrounding area.

Some of the events:

Memorial Day Masses planned
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 and other locations, call 913-371-4040 (Kansas City area); email information@cathcemks.org ; or visit www.cathcemks.org.

Memorial Day celebration planned
Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home – Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kan., will have a Memorial Day celebration from 11:30 a.m. to noon May 26. Volunteers from the American Legion Post No. 188 and Chapel Hill staff will participate in the annual Memorial Day Service of Remembrance. Men and women veterans from the U.S. military services will be honored. The event includes a rifle volley, the playing of taps, and placing flags on the graves of known veterans.

Free Memorial Day concert planned in Leavenworth
At 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City will return to perform a free Memorial Day Concert at the Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center, 2012 10th Ave., Leavenworth, Kan. The American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City is a 65-member concert band that will present uplifting patriotic music. There will be ample parking with handicapped accessibility. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. This is a free concert. On Saturday, May 24, Scouts and volunteers will place flags at more than 50,000 graves at both the Leavenworth National and Fort Leavenworth National cemeteries.

Memorial Day Ceremony to be May 26 at Leavenworth National Cemetery
The Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, Kan., will hold its 128th Memorial Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. May 26. Guest speaker for the observance will be Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, deputy commanding general, Combined Arms Center – Training, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Roads entering and exiting will be one way during the observance.

Memorial Day ceremony planned May 26 at Liberty Memorial
A Memorial Day Ceremony is planned from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Memorial Courtyard at the National World War I Museum, Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Mo. For more information on the weekend’s events, visit www.theworldwar.org.

Yoder to attend Memorial Day observance
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., will attend the 232nd Memorial Day observance hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 317. The ceremony is at 11:45 a.m. May 26 at the Vietnam Memorial Fountain, Broadway and 43rd Street, Kansas City, Mo.

T-Bones observe Memorial Day weekend with fireworks
The T-Bones are planning Memorial Day fireworks after the game against Fargo-Moorhead on Sunday, May 25, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Village West, Kansas City, Kan.

Water park opens; new ride delayed

The world’s tallest water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kan., as seen on May 10.

Schlitterbahn water park opened today, but without the new world’s tallest water slide.

The Verruckt originally was supposed to open May 23, but has been postponed tentatively to June 5, according to a note on the water park’s website.

The water park is working toward completing adjustments and commissioning the new ride, according to the announcement. Contest winners will participate on June 5.

The park is located at 94th and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kan. Today’s opening hours were 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.