LSR7 School Board ballot set with eight candidates

Tuesday’s filing deadline left us with eight candidates announcing campaigns to fill two seats on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Board of Education.

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LS CARES offering workshop focusing on childhood trauma on Feb. 13

Lee’s Summit CARES is presenting a one-hour workshop focusing on understanding, preventing and reversing the effects of childhood trauma. Called Trauma Informed Care: Developing Resilience through Education and Mindfulness, the course will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Summit Ridge Academy, 2620 SW Ward Road, Lee’s Summit.

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New Trails coming to Legacy Park

The City of Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with local non-profit Urban Trail Co., is bringing new trails to Legacy Park. These natural-surface, single-track trails for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running will be located along the northern and eastern portion of Legacy Park.

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A missed opportunity to correct the narrative

I lost track of how many times KCUR Up to Date host Steve Kraske tried to steer his recent conversation with Lee’s Summit R-7 Superintendent Dennis Carpenter to race and race relations. Carpenter did what he could to refocus the discussion, but after 15-20 minutes or so, we unfortunately learned little if anything about recent boundary changes and...

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Reconnecting to college: KC Scholars and KC Degrees provide financial boost and navigation assistance for adult students

In January 2015, Randi Perry’s college experience was unexpectedly cut short when she was seriously injured in an automobile accident while commuting from Independence to the University of Central Missouri (UCM) Warrensburg campus.

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Character Breakfast will recognize 'everyday heroes'

Everyday heroes from throughout the community will be honored at the annual Mayor’s Character Breakfast, scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 NW Murray Road. The popular annual event, hosted by Lee’s Summit CARES, typically includes a sellout crowd of close to 700 attendees.

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Certificates: A fast track to a rewarding career through the University of Central Missouri

Adults interested in starting a new career in a growing field with a good salary are encouraged to check out the Career Certificate Program, offered through the University of Central Missouri’s (UCM) Lee’s Summit location -- the Missouri Innovation Campus.

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2019 resolutions, Lee’s Summit style

I don’t typically do resolutions each New Year. I can resolve to do better, work harder, sleep more, workout regularly, all of that. And, really, we can all set goals that are attainable, not outlandish, and strive to hit them during the course of the 12 months ahead of us.

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