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New Civitan Club remembers KCK officers

A new Civitan Club in Kansas City, Kansas, was named in honor of slain Detective Brad Lancaster and Capt. Robert Melton of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

The new club honors the slain officers and will work on service projects and other activities to make the community a better place, according to a spokesman.

The Lancaster-Melton Peace Keepers Civitan Club is sponsored by the Lawrence Action Civitan Club. A spokesman said the club’s main objective is to keep the two officers’ memory alive by working together on projects that improve the community, to increase the knowledge and support of law enforcement officers in the community, as well as supporting positive efforts to make the community a better place to live, work, and play.

“We are looking for community members to come out to our next meeting to discover more about Civitan,” said Frank Kelley, Heartland District Civitan International governor and lead club builder. “We want the community to come out in support of the two slain officers as well as those who continue to serve the community.”

Civitan International is celebrating its 100th year in 2017 with a goal to charter 100 new clubs and they will hold their Centennial Convention in Birmingham, Alabama, during June 24-27, 2017. Civitan Club membership is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and of good character.

The club’s next organizational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 29 at The Dotte Spot, 8123 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting should be over at about 7:30 p.m.

Any community members interested may attend the meeting.

Saturday events

Quilting program offered
Learn to quilt at a program from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the West Wyandotte Library, conference room C, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kansas. The program covers the basics of quilting, along with new skills. It is for age 11 and older. Registration is required in advance to 913-295-8250.

Women’s chamber to meet March 25
The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25, in the community room of the Country Club Bank at Hutton Road and Parallel Parkway. The group will discuss ideas for the future of the women’s chamber. For more information, email

Mammograms available at South Library

The South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will be the host for Mobile Mammography and Manicures from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25. To schedule a mammogram, call 913-334-9989. Participants should bring their health insurance cards. If they don’t health insurance, participants must call 913-573-6763 to be approved. Free manicures and hand massages will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Comedian appears Saturday night at Stanford and Son’s
Brad Ellis with David Kious are appearing on Saturday, March 25, at Stanford and Son’s Comedy Club at The Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kan. Shows are at 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. The event is open to those 18 and older. Ellis, a Lawrence, Kansas, native, brings a unique perspective to comedy with his background as a U.S. Marine and a former law enforcement officer. He has appeared on “Trial by Laughter,” on college campuses and the 2011 New Year’s Eve Bash.

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.