GOP to meet April 29

The Wyandotte County GOP will hold a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Frontier Steakhouse, 94th and State Avenue.

The guest speakers will be Brandon Kenig, chairman of the Kansas Young Republicans, and Patricia Stoneking, president of the Kansas State Rifle Association.

Those planning to order dinner should arrive early.


Earth Day event planned at Quindaro Ruins

The Quindaro Ruins – Underground Railroad will sponsor an Earth Day event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at North 27th Street and the Missouri River Bend, near the John Brown Memorial Plaza.

The event’s purpose is to commemorate the annual Earth Day, to discuss the New EPA air rules, historic Quindaro heritage and current environmental issues.

The event is free and open to the public.

Job fair to be Wednesday at KCKCC

by Kelly Rogge

Looking for a job? Then mark your calendars for the 2014 Workplace-Kansas City Job Fair at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

“The goal of the job fair is to connect employers who are hiring with students and community residents that are looking for employment,” said Linda Wyatt, director of career planning and placement at KCKCC.

The list of employers includes:

·         Aerotek

·         AT-Tech Technical Staffing

·         Alenco Inc.

·         Cerner Corp.

·         Coca Cola Refreshments

·         Deffenbaugh Industries Inc.

·         DeVry University

·         Economic Opportunity Foundation

·         Fed Ex Ground

·         Frito Lay

·         Gear For Sports

·         Girl Scouts of NE KS and NW MO

·         Hollywood Casino

·         KCKCC-TEC

·         Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities

·         Kansas City, Mo., Police Department

·         Kansas National Guard

·         Liquid Education

·         Long Motor Corp.

·         Mosaic

·         North Kansas City Hospital

·         Olathe, Kan., Police Dept.

·         PACES

·         Pipefitters Local Union

·         Primerica Financial Services

·         Quintiles Phase I Services

·         7th Street Casino

·         Schlitterbahn Waterpark

·         Sheraton and Westin KC Crown Center

·         State Street Corp.

·         Swope Health Services

·         TJ Maxx

·         The Forum at Overland Park

·         The University of Kansas Hospital

·         Truman Medical Center

·         Unified Government of Kansas City, Kan., – Wyandotte County

·         UPS

·         Workforce Partnership

“A job fair gives the job seeker an opportunity to talk to many employers who are hiring at one time,” Wyatt said. “It also allows the job seeker to make contacts that can be followed up on and that can lead to employment.”

Participants should dress professionally and have resumes on hand. They will have the opportunity to visit with all of the area employers as well as fill out job applications. The job fair is sponsored by the Career Center and KCKCC.

For more information, call 913-288-7644.