Cowboy churches strive to avoid the trappings of traditional church, like many nondenominational churches. But cowboy churches go further: They don’t have a roster of members. They don’t pass a collection plate. They don’t have a dress code. Worshippers wear cowboy boots — and their cowboy hats, except during prayer.
Many hospitals and medical facilities have installed gardens and green spaces to help patients during their recoveries. And several notable such gardens are in the Kansas City area, including at Liberty Hospital and Shawnee Mission Medical Center. They offer “just a very peaceful place to go” during troubled times.
Former TV anchor Elizabeth Alex and writer Kimberly Stern spend a week in Guatemala, visiting four Unbound families who have Kansas City sponsors — individuals who make a monthly financial commitment that has a direct impact on the life of the person sponsored. Unbound emphasizes personalized solutions to poverty, and families who receive sponsorship dollars — or benefits — are encouraged to use their own inspiration and initiative to improve their lives and communities
On Sept. 2, 1945, Navy officer and Parkville native Bill Miller was aboard USS Mount Olympus, which was parked next to the USS Missouri. Japanese representatives had boarded the Missouri to sign a formal surrender ending World War II.
Although it’s near the Missouri River, Noah’s Ark is no seacraft. It is a small private airfield built by William Noah Dunagan for his own use. Today the airport is the home of their Falcon Skydiving Team. It offers tandem skydiving and certifies skydivers. But it’s perhaps best known to the public as the team that performs throughout the area.