City clerk chosen for Blue Springs
When Kathy Richardson retires Dec. 12 as Blue Springs city clerk, Sheryl Morgan will take her place.
Morgan worked four years as assistant city clerk before becoming a legal assistant for the city attorney.
“Sheryl has worked for the city of Blue Springs for over five years,” said City Administrator Eric Johnson. “She has consistently impressed us with her dedication to customer service, ability to manage multiple complex issues, knowledge of the position requirements and innovation for improved service delivery.”
Morgan, who formerly worked at Sprint and a local law firm, is a past president of Girls on the Run of Kansas City.
Richardson started with city in 1999 as the assistant city clerk, the city said. She was promoted to city clerk in 2007.
Man admits crime at Belton business
A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to stealing credit card information while he worked at a Taco Bell in Belton
In a news release, federal prosecutors said 32-year-old Yao Vignon Kpade, of Overland Park, pleaded guilty Nov. 3 to electronic device fraud.
He admitted that he used a device called a credit card skimmer to obtain information from customers' credit cards. He encoded the stolen information onto bank cards in his name and used the cards for personal purchases.
Kpade agreed to pay a total of $2,465 in restitution to two banks and to forfeit seized property including computers, electronic tablets and cellphones.
He will be sentenced March 2.
John Knox offers memory screening
John Knox Village enourages people to be proactive about memory health and invites the community to take free, confidential memory screenings.
John Knox Village health-care professionals will administer private screenings from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the John Knox Village Ambassador Room, 500 N.W. Murray Road.
Screenings include a series of questions and tasks, which will take five to 10 minutes.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America sponsors National Memory Screening Day.
John Knox Village health-care services — including Village Home Health, Village Hospice and Village Helpers — will have information available. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 816-347-2700.
Starbucks kiosk opens in Harrisonville
You can now get your Starbucks fix at the Price Chopper in Harrisonville.
Store Director Tim Weatherly opened a kiosk inside his Ball-owned grocery store Oct. 27. Starbucks operates locations inside 11 Ball-owned grocery stores across the country.
Weatherly said Starbucks fans don’t have a lot of options for the product in the area, other than the Belton location.
Before the arrival of Starbucks in Harrisonville, a Seattle’s Best Coffee kiosk had been in the store for about five and a half years.
Seattle’s Best is owned by Starbucks, but Weatherly said the brand didn’t fare well among shoppers. But initial sales of Starbucks products, he said, have been brisk.
Document shredding in Raymore
To help combat identity theft, the city of Raymore and the Raymore Police Department will host a complimentary document-shredding event for residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in City Hall’s north parking lot.
Residents are encouraged to bring their personal or sensitive documents to be professionally shredded and hauled away.
Proof of residency will be required, and individuals may dispose of no more than four paper bags or bank boxes of documents.
Union Hill tours Saturday
The Union Cemetery Historical Society will offer guided tours of the cemetary at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday before an authors’ reception for a new book on the cemetery, “Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery: Lessons for the Future from the Garden of Time.”
Five of the authors and descendants of people buried in the cemetery will be at the reception, scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the McGee Building, 30th Street and Gillham Road in midtown Kansas City. Visitors can get a peek at the building as well.
The cemetery tours start at Sexton Cottage at Union Cemetery, 227 E. 28th Terrace.
Some proceeds from each book, published by Kansas City Star Books, benefit the Union Cemetery Historical Society.
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KC recycling event Saturday
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the city of Kansas City will observe America Recycles Day by collecting items that incude bicycles, documents for shredding, TVs and other electronics, clothing, construction salvage, glass, batteries and mattresses.
The event at 1320 Truman Road will allow Kansas Citians to dispose of these recyclable items for free.
“The average Kansas City resident generates about five pounds of trash per day, but only recycles a pound and a half of waste per week,” Recycling Program Manager Marleen Leonce said in a news release. “More than 90 percent of residential waste generated can be recycled, reused or repurposed.”