Candidate forum to be held at KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College will play host to a candidate forum on Wednesday.

The forum will be from 6 to 9 p.m. July 30 in Room 2325 in Upper Jewell on the main KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. Candidates who will be on the primary election ballot in August have been invited to attend. There are several sponsors of the candidate forum.

Those candidates who have been invited include Republicans, Sen. Pat Roberts, D.J. Smith, Milton Wolf and Alvin Zahnter and Democrats Chad Taylor and Patrick Wiesner, who are all vying for a U.S. Senate seat; Democrats Kelly Kultala and Reggie Marselus, U.S. Representative, Third District; Gov. Sam Brownback and Jennifer Winn, Republicans, Kansas Governor; Republicans Kris Kobach and Scott Morgan, Secretary of State; Republicans Beverly Gossage, David Powell, Ken Selzer, Clark Shultz and John Toplikar, Insurance Commissioner; and Democrats Tim Dupree, Courtney Mikesic and Jim Yoakum, 29th District Judge, Position 11.

Each candidate will be allowed a three-minute opening statement and a two-minute closing statement. Moderators from various sponsoring organizations will ask candidates questions about relevant issues.

Sponsoring organizations include KCKCC, Business West, the Kansas City, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, The Central Avenue Betterment Association, the Historic Northeast Mid-town Association, Downtown Shareholders, Rosedale Development Association, Fairfax Industrial Association and the Kansas City Press Club.
– Story from KCKCC

Faith news

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All Saints Catholic parish is planning a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 in St. Cyril’s Hall, 44 N. Mill St. Donations are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

Edwardsville United Methodist Church second Saturday supper on Saturday, Aug. 9, will consist of traditional picnic foods. Donations of $8 for adults and $3 for children are requested. The church is at 302 N. Fourth St, Edwardsville,

Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., plans a picnic Sunday, Aug. 3, at the fellowship hall.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

St. Patrick’s CYO will benefit from the annual John Beggs Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Painted Hills Golf Course, 71st and Parallel Parkway. Entry fee is $95 per person, including lunch and dinner. Pre-registration may be made to 913-645-5840. A marriage enrichment class will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, at St. Patrick Catholic Church social hall, 94th and State Avenue. Classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. The classes are in a relaxed small-group atmosphere where topics such as problem solving, decision making, communication, hidden issues and commitment may be discussed. Trained facilitators will lead the class. The class is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Pre-registration is necessary to www.KansasLoveLetters.com or 913-906-8925.

Today at the Fair

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues Saturday, July 26, at the fairgrounds at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (east of K-7 and Polfer Road).
This is the last day of this year’s fair.

Saturday at the Fair
Hours: Noon to 10 p.m.
2 to 4 p.m. Bill Morris “Celtic Flavor – Modern Flair” at Free Stage Tent
5 to 10 p.m., Carnival
5 to 6 p.m. Prairie Praise Band at Free Stage Tent
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hedricks Petting Zoo, Hedricks Camel Rides, Pony Rides and Pictures
6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Hedricks Pig Races
6 to 7 p.m. Sagasu Family Martial Arts Demonstration, Free Stage Tent
Noon to 11 p.m. Helicopter Rides ($40), weather permitting
6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Free Magic Show, Red Barn
6:30 p.m. to dusk, Hot Air Balloon Rides, free, weather permitting
7:15 p.m. Bucket Calf Parade
7:30 p.m. Livestock Auction
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Glory Road Prairie Gospel Singers concert, Free Stage Tent
6 p.m. Arena, Mud Run, admission charge is $12 for adults and $5 for children.

Admission to the fair is free and parking is $5. There is a charge for carnival rides, arena events and concessions. Coolers, open containers and firearms are not allowed at the fair.

For more information about the fair, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/five-day-county-fair-kicks-off-tuesday-with-more-arena-events-than-last-year/
or www.wycofair.com.

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

The Wyandotte County Fair continues from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Steve Rupert)