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Remembering veterans on Memorial Day weekend

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from the Heart of America Council, including some from Wyandotte County, as well as other youth, placed flags on graves of veterans at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Saturday morning. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Youth placed flags on graves of veterans at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Saturday morning. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Youth placed flags on graves of veterans at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Saturday morning. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Scouts and other youth placed flags on graves of veterans at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Saturday morning. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Scouts and other youth placed flags on graves of veterans at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Saturday morning. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Stormy weather moved into the Leavenworth National Cemetery area on Saturday morning. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

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Amazon to hold job fairs next week for new KCK facility

Amazon will hold job fairs next week for its new Kansas City, Kansas, facility.

The new fulfillment facility, more than 850,000 square feet, is located in the Turner Diagonal area near 65th and Riverview. In an announcement at its groundbreaking last fall, Amazon officials said about 1,000 employees may work at the facility, which is on 190 acres.

Eight job fairs will be held throughout Wyandotte County in June.

Amazon warehouse jobs will start at $12 an hour, according to a job fair flier. The job offers benefits from the first day; a 401(k) match, stock award program, tuition assistance program, and employee discount.

The first job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Bertram Caruthers Elementary School, 1100 Waverly Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

The next job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Mark Twain Elementary School, 2300 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

Requirements for the full-time warehouse associate positions include: at least 18 years old, high school diploma or equivalent, able to read and take direction in English, able to lift up to 49 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation, able to stand and walk for up to 10 to 12 hours, and able to frequently push, pull, squat, bend and reach. Also, employees must be willing to work overtime and flexible schedules, according to requirement information.

Other Amazon job fairs are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on these days:
• Wednesday, June 7, at McKinley Elementary School, 1301 Armstrong Ave.;
• Thursday, June 8, at Frank Rushton Elementary School, 2605 W. 43rd Ave.;
• Wednesday, June 14, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Center, 6565 State Ave.;
• Thursday, June 15, at Turner Recreation Commission, 831 S. 55th St.;
• Wednesday, June 21, at Edwardsville Community Center, 696 S. 3rd St., Edwardsville;
• Thursday, June 22, at White Church Elementary School, 2226 N. 85th St.

The locations of the job fairs are subject to change.

For more information, visit amazondelivers.jobs.

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Community calendar

The Wyandotte Daily News is interested in news of your community event in Wyandotte County. Send information to news@wyandottedaily.com and include your name and phone number. Please send in planned events about a week before the event if possible. In the event of inclement weather, call before you go to see if the event is still planned.

Programs offered for Spanish-speaking women
Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers these programs for Spanish-speaking women: Hacia un Desarrollo de Una Autoestima Saludable, No. 1, Claudia Perez Velasco, LAP, Martes, 30 de Mayo y 6, 13 de Junio (serie de cuatro sesiones), 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Grupo de salud emocional para la mujer, ofrecido por MOCSA, contacte a Sinead McDonough, llame al 816-285-1349, los martes, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Memorial Day events planned Monday
Several Memorial Day weekend events are planned. Visit http://wyandottedaily.com/memorial-day-weekend-events-planned-2/.

Offices closed on Memorial Day
Unified Government offices and Board of Public Utilities offices are closed on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. They will be open again on Tuesday, May 30. Trash collection is delayed a day. Also closed on May 29 are state and federal offices, the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries, and the Keeler Women’s Center.

Healthy relationships group to meet
A group on healthy relationships and domestic violence education and support will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is in partnership with Friends of Yates-Joyce Williams Shelter, and it is facilitated by Chandra Green. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

‘Life and Money in Retirement’ to be topic of program
“Life and Money in Retirement” is the topic of a program to be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs. The program will discuss strategies for retirement, and actions that retirees may take to feel more confident in making the transition. For more information, visit http://bonnerlibrary.org/.

Cultural Exploration Club to meet
The Cultural Exploration Club will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Teresa Moreno. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Program participants to paint an icon
A program on “Religious Icons: Prayer Panels” will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1 and June 15, and July 6 and 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Participants will learn more about icons through the ages, then draw, sketch and paint their own icon. The program is presented by Mary Donovan. All materials will be provided. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Women writers to meet
A Women Writers group will meet from 1 t0 2:15 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Those attending may bring their journals, stories and poems, and work with other writers to share, critique and improve. Reservations are required to 913-906-8990.

Latino Arts Festival to be June 3
A Latino Arts Festival is planned on Saturday, June 3, in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The parade and festival are sponsored by the Kansas City, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce, El Centro, Downtown Shareholders, Hallmark Cards and others. There will be a car show in conjunction with the event. A parade will start at noon at 4th and Minnesota Avenue and will end at 12th and Minnesota. There will be art booths, vendor booths, food and drink for sales, a children’s area and a disc jockey.

Candidate fundraiser planned June 5
A fundraiser for Mike Kane, running for re-election to the 5th District, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 5, at the Due West Ranch, 134th and Donahoo Road, Kansas City, Kansas. The fundraiser will include a meet-and-greet with the candidate.

Leavenworth Road fishing derby to be June 10
The Leavenworth Road Association’s annual Kids Free Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 10, at Wyandotte County Lake kids’ pond. The fishing derby is open to children from 3 to 15 years old. Registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by the fishing derby from 8 to 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.lrakck.org/, https://www.facebook.com/LeavenworthRoadAssn.org/ or call 913-788-3988.

Nine free concerts to be offered this summer at Legends Outlets
The Legends Outlets will continue its free outdoor concert series, Legends Live, on Saturday evenings this summer. Some of the performers will be local bands. The concert series will include nine performances from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 5 at the Civic Courtyard Fountain at The Legends Outlets, according to a spokesman. A range of styles, including popular music, classic rock, rock alternative, rhythm and blues, country hits and selections from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and today will be featured. The concert series will end Aug. 5 with a family friendly performance tied to Legends Outlets’ Back-to-School event featuring children’s music, giveaways and activities. The Legends concerts are held near the fountain, near the Legends 14 Theatre, at 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. The Legends Live concert schedule includes:
June 10: Red Guitar: Transcendent melodic rock and alternative band with rich vocal harmonies covering music from the 1990s to now.
June 17: J Love Band: Energetic funk and blues band playing classic soul, jazz and R&B music from legendary artists.
June 24: Run With It: Powerhouse trio built on a foundation of funk playing pop-rock hits from the 1980s to now.
July 1: The Zeros: Kansas City’s premier 1980s tribute band playing new wave hit songs.
July 8: Rusty Laffoon: Soulful country band with high energy and strong vocals covering favorite country rock hits.
July 15: Perpetual Change: Rock band playing hits from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, as well as a few original songs.
July 22: Rattle and Hum: Kansas City’s premier U2 tribute band covering hits from the 1980s to current.
July 29: Big Time Grain Company: Kansas City’s premier country western and country rock band performing crowd favorites from many artists.
Aug. 5: Mr. Stinky Feet and The Hiccups (family night): Award-winning kid rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” and his band, The Hiccups, performing popular children’s music.

Counseling available
The Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., offers counseling services available in English and Spanish. Nothing is billed; donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Wyandotte County Museum
The Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information visit the website www.facebook.com/wycomuseum or call 913-573-5002.

Strawberry Hill Museum
The Strawberry Hill Museum at 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., has events scheduled. For more information, call 913-371-3264 or visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.

Grinter Place Museum
The Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan., is one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1857. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students; and children 5 and younger free. It is closed on state holidays. For more information about hours and days it is open, call 913-299-0373 or visit http://www.kshs.org/p/grinter-place-plan-your-visit/15857.

Old Quindaro Museum
The Old Quindaro Museum is at 3432 N. 29th St., Kansas City, Kan. For more information about the museum, call 816-820-3615 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccoqmuseum/.

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