Several members of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce recently flew in to Washington, D.C. to meet with area lawmakers about pro-business legislation. Pictured from left to right are Chamber member Doug Horn, Mark Dickey, Chamber vice-president, Nancy Bruns, Chamber president, U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver II, Chamber member Phyllis Balagna and Chip Moxley, the Chamber’s vice chair of economic development.
The Leadership Lee’s Summit program, sponsored by the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, graduated 24 students at a luncheon held in their honor on May 8, at Longview Mansion. The students completed nine months of leadership training, community service hours and a class project as part of their requirement.
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The annual 5K run, Night Flight, is set for 9 p.m. June 14 at Harris Park.
Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation recognized community service from volunteers, Boy Scout projects to Outstanding Business Relationships at its annual volunteer gala May 1 at Gamber Center. Back from left: Richard Bindel, Bill Ward, Brian Turks, Brad Cox, John Beaudoin, Christine Bushyhead, Rob Hopson, Ed Lipowicz, Mayor Randy Rhoads, Wayne Boyer, Beth Johnson, Nigel Woodbury, Jon Ellis, Aaron Ide, Patrick Avila. Middle: Russ Pulley, Chuck Paquette, Chris Hall, Jude Potts, Katie Hammons, Stacy Needels, Trisha Drape, Melody Studer, Betty Adkins, Rod Schaeffer, Corrine Everson, Councilmember Rob Binney. Front: Jo Hansen, Linda Wingo, Carol Rothwell, Mindy Aulenbach, Miles Davis, David Hunter and Duane Steiner.
The Jackson County Legislature recently recognized and honored Aimee Bultemeier for her unselfish act of donating a kidney to save the life of a stranger. Aimee stated that after much soul searching and prayer she was called to do this. She received a standing ovation from the Legislature and the crowd in attendence. Aimee and Bob Spence sponsored the resolution.
April 28, Rep. Gary L. Cross R, Lee’s Summit, was the guest and speaker at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor, for Troop 264 at the Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church. It is very important that we all support our local scouts who have worked very hard in achieving the highest rank in Boy Scouts, The Eagle Scout Court of Honor, and all the Leaders who help them along the way.
An annual landscape contest, sponsored by the Lee’s Summit Beautification Commission, is now open for submissions.
You might call this the big bird show for Dick and Jane Petri, ardent backyard wildlife watchers. Barred owls are raising at least two chicks in a nest that is mere yards from their deck. The owls don’t seem to mind onlookers, and the Petri’s find their gaze often trained on the nest high in a hollow dead limb on a large cottonwood tree.
Lee’s Summit, MO-Hillcrest Transitional Housing announces the Fifteenth Annual Walk for the Homeless around Unity Village. This family friendly event raises funds for the Hillcrest transitional housing program. Children of all ages can enjoy this fun event.
Every week during the summer, hundreds of bike riders of every age, shape, and experience level head out on the free supervised bike rides at Spin Neapolitan Pizza. With rides four days a week and a variety of routes – including shorter rides perfect for families, novices and those who haven’t ridden bikes in a while, challenging courses for advanced cyclists, and a mountain bike trail – there’s a ride for everyone. Fun, safety and camaraderie are emphasized. After the rides, cyclists and their friends and families receive a 10 percent discount on food at SPIN!
Girls interested in a two-day adventure in scouting can join Service Unit 649 for an adventure in athletics June 8-9 at the Lake Jacomo Youth Primitive Camping Area. There’s even an optional overnight Saturday night.
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Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation and Paradise Park are partnering to bring the community a Summer of Fun. The two organizations will be hosting monthly events including Movie in the Parks and Music in the Parks. Visit www.summeroffun.net to see all the events and activities happening between now and September.
Air Force Airman David M. Tarter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.