K-State women rowers capture Kansas Cup at Wyandotte County Lake

The Kansas State University women’s rowing teams won the Sunflower Showdown over the University of Kansas on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kan. In this race, KU (in the foreground) was trying to catch K-State rowers when K-State (in the back) won by a few feet. It was the fourth year in a row that K-State won the Kansas Cup. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

There were several close races at the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. K-State women rowers won the annual event against KU. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
K-State rowers competed Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

K-State rowers competed Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
KU rowers competed Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

KU rowers competed Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Rowers held their hands over their hearts as they listened to the national anthem before the start of events at the Sunflower Showdown Saturday, March 29, in Kansas City, Kan. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

One of the K-State rowing teams jogged through the parking lot at Wyandotte County Lake Park before events began on Saturday, March 29. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

Rowers carry their boat after a race on Saturday, March 29, at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
A team from Southern Methodist University competed in rowing events Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

 

A team from Drake University competed in rowing events Saturday, March 29, at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Scout Troop 133 held a benefit concession stand at the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake Park. The troop meets at Kensington Recreation Center in Kansas City, Kan., and includes special education students. (Staff photo)

 

The morning scoreboard at the Sunflower Showdown showed some wins for Kansas State, and some for the University of Kansas. K-State won the overall trophy for the fourth straight year. (Staff photo)

 

 

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Saturday events

Rowing Sunflower Showdown today  at Wyandotte County Lake

Women’s university rowing begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road.

The University of Kansas and Kansas State University will compete for the Kansas Cup today.

Also at the meet today will be teams from Southern Methodist University and Drake.

Today’s event starts at 10 a.m. and continues through the afternoon.

For more information, see http://wyandottedaily.com/k-state-ku-women-rowers-duel-in-sunflower-showdown-saturday-in-kck/

Puppet-making workshop planned

A puppet-making workshop is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th.

The workshop for adults and teens 13 and older is sponsored by the Kansas City Clowns and Turner Community Library.

Those attending will discuss puppetry and have an opportunity to create a simple puppet. Advance registration is required to 913-596-1404.

Ham and bean fundraiser dinner planned Saturday

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church’s Annual Ham and Bean Dinner will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the church 7819 Swartz Road, Kansas City, Kan.

Homemade vegetable soup also will be served. For a donation of $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger, those attending will receive ham and beans or vegetable soup, corn bread, dessert and drink.

Rainbow of Colors event planned Saturday

The second annual Rainbow of Colors in the Bible Luncheon will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29. The host of the event is the Mary F. Handy Women’s Missionary Society of the First AME Church, 1111 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan.

Other women’s organizations and members of other churches are invited.

Table sponsorships are available at $200 per table, or individuals may attend at $20 per person. Each table will select a color.

The program will include praise and worship while each table gives an overview on the interpretation of their color in the Bible. For more information, call 913-573-5423 or 913-219-0234.

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Faith news

To send in items for the Faith News, email information to Mary Rupert, editor, at  news@wyandottepublishing.com.

The Christ the King Catholic Church CYO will hold a fish fry from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, through April 11, at the church hall, 3024 N. 53rd St.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. April 2 at the Community of Christ Church Fellowship Hall, 4400 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040  or visit www.esavealifenow.org.

Faith City Church International will hold a grand opening Sunday, March 30, at 5100 Leavenworth Road. The location, the former Duff’s Thriftway building, is the first building purchased by the church, which has been in existence since 2009. The church moved from its former location of 5948 Wood Ave.  At the grand opening on March 30, visitors are welcome and may take a tour of the building. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Events start around 3 p.m. A small reception will be held at 3:30 p.m.

The second annual Rainbow of Colors in the Bible Luncheon will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29. The host of the event is the Mary F. Handy Women’s Missionary Society of the First AME Church, 1111 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan. Other women’s organizations and members of other churches are invited. Table sponsorships are available at $200 per table, or individuals may attend at $20 per person. Each table will select a color. The program will include praise and worship while each table gives an overview on the interpretation of their color in the Bible. For more information, call 913-573-5423 or 913-219-0234.

Grandview Christian Church, 8550 Parallel Parkway, is collecting canned goods for Help 3:17, a local food pantry.

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church’s Annual Ham and Bean Dinner will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the church 7819 Swartz Road, Kansas City, Kan. Homemade vegetable soup also will be served. For a donation of $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger, those attending will receive ham and beans or vegetable soup, corn bread, dessert and drink.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, will hold a men’s prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in the dining room.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. April 21 at the Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.esavealifenow.org.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2646 S. 34th, will feature a concert titled “Jesus” by the Rev. Kent O’Connor at 7 p.m. March 31. Father O’Connor will share images, reflections and original songs. There is no admission charge; an offering will be collected for Our Lady of Unity School.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan.  Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession.  These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France.  For more information, visit www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., is planning an Easter Egg hunt for toddlers through fifth graders at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the church park. Those attending should bring their own baskets. The event will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kan., will be the site of a presentation and book signing by Teresa Tomeo. at 7 p.m. April 4. Tomeo recently has written the book, “God’s Bucket List.” She is the host of a Catholic talk show, “Catholic Connection,” and a columnist for the publication, “Our Sunday Visitor,” as well as host of the EWTN series, “The Catholic View for Women.”

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