Advance voting continues today at Kansas Speedway

Advance voting continues Saturday at the advance voting satellite facility at the Kansas Speedway, near I-70 and I-435. (Staff file photo)

Advance voting continues Saturday at the Kansas Speedway, near the intersection of I-70 and I-435 in Wyandotte County.

Advance voting is at the satellite voting center, north of the 110th exit on I-70, on the south side of the Kansas Speedway.

Advance voting continues on Saturday, Aug. 2, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Voters also can drop off any advance ballots they received by mail at the advance voting center today during its open hours. This is the last day for advance voting at this facility. Voting is by touchscreen only. Any Wyandotte County registered voter may vote in advance there.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the regular polling places.

For more information on elections, visit or call 913-573-8500.

Faith news

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

Bible Way Community Church, 1720 N. 46th St. in Kansas City, Kan., will hold its Back To School Revival. The revival will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Bible Way. The revival includes worship service, school supplies giveaway, food and drinks, as well as outside activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. Outside activities will include plenty of games for children of all ages, and a Basketball Tournament for youth 13 and older. Cost to participate in the Basketball Tournament is $2 per person. Games will be 3 on 3, all games are 10 minutes each, and prizes will be awarded. To register, email the names of any youth members that are interested in participating and their age to More information about the event is at

Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., will hold an ice cream social after the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, Aug. 23. The social will include bingo, games, a povitica booth, salami booth, carnival games for children, and a disc jockey. Food available for purchase will include Italian and Polish sausages, hot dogs, ice cream and cake.

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,

Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 9200 Parallel Parkway, is having Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to Aug. 8. The VBS is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Younger children also may attend if accompanied by a parent. For more details and registration, visit or call 913-544-3687.

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a big sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The sale will include furniture, twin bunk beds, full bed (no mattresses), dressers, household items, electronics, tools and more. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu is hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert.

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.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a second Sunday potluck dinner immediately following the 10:30 a.m. morning service Sunday, Aug. 10, at the church dining room.

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 or call 816-753-4040.

The StoreHouse ministry at Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 6. The ministry provides clothes and a food pantry, along with a dinner. On July 16, about 103 persons attended the StoreHouse ministry.

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 or 913-906-8925.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 708 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., plans a festival after the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Aug. 16. A free outdoor polka dance is planned from 9 to 11 p.m. on the museum grounds next door. Food, drink, and a traditional sarma dinner will be available. The social will include games, and prizes will include salamis, homemade poviticas and strudels.

Representatives from Episcopal Community Services of Kansas City will visit St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. The representatives will observe the Saturday morning breakfast, the pantry and a community garden. ECS and cooperating Episcopal parishes in Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri serve more than 1.6 million meals annually to the needy.

Trinity AME Church will celebrate its 109th anniversary with several events. The anniversary celebration will be led by the Rev. Cecil (Chip) Murray, retired, who was previously a pastor at Trinity AME and later at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Murray will lead a workshop on “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave. The workshop has a $15 fee and includes a continental breakfast. Murray will be the guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. morning service Sunday, Aug. 24, at Trinity AME Church, 2201 N. 5th St. The Rev. Fran T. Cary is senior pastor and chair of Trinity AME’s 109th anniversary. Those interested in attending the workshop may visit to register or call 913-621-2306.

Three inducted into Sporting Legends during last night’s Sporting KC match

Sporting KC and the Philadelphia Union played to a 1-1 draw at Sporting Park Friday night in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

At last night’s game between Sporting Kansas City and Philadelphia Union, three were inducted into the Sporting Legends.

Club founder Lamar Hunt, manager Peter Vermes and six-time All-Star Jimmy Conrad received the honor.

Clark Hunt Jr., son of the late Lamar Hunt, said, “My father was a true visionary, he believed in soccer and how it is beneficial to the local community. We need to encourage soccer in our community. I feel we need to move forward.”

“We need to move forward, soccer was started here on the shoulders of Lamar Hunt who visualized what soccer and do for the local community. I’m really excited about what is going on with soccer in the Kansas City area. I’m only 37 years of age; I feel I need to be an ambassador regarding soccer. Who would ever imagine soccer popular in Kansas City in the old days. Now look at it. It is really exciting,” said Jimmy Conrad, former Kansas City Wizards team captain.

In the game against Philadelphia, the first half was scoreless. It wasn’t until the second half that things started to happen. Graham Zusi scored the first goal. It wasn’t until a little bit later that Brian Brown scored a goal for Philadelphia, tying the game.

After the game, the manager for Sporting Kansas City, Peter Vermes, said, “I feel we could have done better; however, Philadelphia Union is a real good team. They’re really disciplined.”

Graham Zusi said after the game, “I was really disappointed; I feel we could have won the game.”

Sporting Kansas City’s next game is in Vancouver, British Columbia, at BC Place on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Fans cheered during Friday night’s Sporting Kansas City match with the Philadelphia Union. Sporting The teams played to a 1-1 draw in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

Clark Hunt Jr. accepted an honor for his late father, Lamar Hunt, founder of the soccer club, on Friday night at the Sporting Kansas City match. Lamar Hunt was inducted into the Sporting Legends. (Photo by William Crum)

Jimmy Conrad, former team captain for the Kansas City Wizards, was inducted into the Sporting Legends on Friday night. (Photo by William Crum)

Peter Vermes, manager of Sporting Kansas City, was inducted into the Sporting Legends on Friday night. (Photo by William Crum)

Sporting Kansas City’s Graham Zusi scored his team’s only goal in the 1-1 draw Friday night at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. It was Zusi’s 20th career goal for Sporting KC. (Photo by William Crum)

Sporting KC and the Philadelphia Union played to a 1-1 draw at Sporting Park Friday night in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

Sporting KC and the Philadelphia Union played to a 1-1 draw at Sporting Park Friday night in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)