BPU Ethics Commission to meet Jan. 27

The Board of Public Utilities Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Conference Room B of the West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan.

The Ethics Commission’s purpose is to ensure proper implementation of the BPU code of ethics and to review and report on all violations of the ethics policy, a spokesman said.

The BPU Ethics Commission hotline is 913-271-6337 and the email is bpuethics@gmail.com.

Public safety community forum scheduled

A public safety community forum has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Blue Dog Community Center, 1300 Meadowlark Lane, Kansas City, Kan.

The purpose of the free public event is to encourage and promote a stronger police and community relationship, with a goal of inspiring youth to choose a career in public safety.

The sponsors of the event are the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, KC Blue Dogs and the Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce.

Speakers will include Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler and Alvin Sykes, human rights activist.

The moderator will be Christal Watson, president of the Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce.

Everyone is invited to the event, according to organizers.

Faith news

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A benefit is planned Saturday, Jan. 24, for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas. The 41st annual Snow Ball will take place at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel, Kansas City, Mo. Proceeds will go toward providing for the basic needs of children and families in the region. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a social time, dinner and dance. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, visit www.catholiccharitiessnowball.org or call 913-433-2046.

Christ the King Catholic School is planning an auction on Friday, Feb. 27, at the George Meyn Community Center, Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue.

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.

The Kansas City, Kan., Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Jack Reardon Civic Center, 5th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan. Addressing the theme, “Hands Up for Peace; Hands Up For Justice; Hands Up For God!” the Rev. Forrest E. Harris, president of the American Baptist College (affectionately called “Holy Hill”) located in Nashville, Tenn., will be the keynote speaker for the event. It is free and open to the public. A motorcade will be held before the celebration. For more information, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/kck-king-day-speaker-to-be-college-president/.

Open Door Christian School, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a chili supper and silent auction on Feb. 20. The event will raise funds that will be used for the computer technology and training program, and for a shade structure for the playground.

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb.1, at St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children. The meal will include Italian sausage and spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Carryout meals are available for Super Bowl Sunday. The event will also feature a variety booth. The Sisters, Servants of Mary, are a group of women religious with a nursing ministry. They provide in-home nursing care, free of charge, throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area for persons who are critically ill or dying. They live solely off the donations of their friends and benefactors and fund-raising efforts like the spaghetti dinner. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 913-371-3423.

St. Mary – St. Anthony Church, 615 N. 7th St., will hold Sweetheart Bingo, an afternoon of bingo and fun, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in Bishop Forst Hall. A $5 ticket admission will get a bingo card, free desserts, popcorn and coffee. Beer and soda will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Carol Shomin at 913-897-4833 or the parish office at 913-371-1408. Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the event.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., is planning a Basket Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, and is collecting donations from individuals of items to put into the baskets. Proceeds will benefit the Stony Point Christian Church preschool. Stony Point’s annual meeting will be after the first service at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 25.

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