Business West to sponsor scholarship benefit for Community College at Schlitterbahn

Business West, in cooperation with its nonprofit partner, Business West Endowment Foundation, will sponsor a benefit dinner and band concert from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Schlitterbahn Water Park, 9400 State Ave. Money raised from “The Legends of the Dotte” celebration will be used for scholarships at Kansas City, Kansas, Community College.  At least ten bands, including those playing rock, country and hip-hop music, will perform. A ticket, which will include admittance to the park, a meal and a soft drink will cost $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Checks should be made to Business West Endowment Foundation and mailed to Business West, P. O. Box 12905, Kansas City, KS 66112-0905.

Viewing parties planned for solar eclipse

Community America Ballpark at the Legends and Rowe Ridge Vineyard and Winery, 11255 Leavenworth Rd., will host viewing parties for the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21. The ballpark will open at 11:30 a.m. The first 200 people will receive free tickets for that night’s baseball game between the Kansas City T-Bones and the Cleburne (Texas) Railroaders. Pizza and wine will be on sale at Rowe Ridge. Free solar glasses will be available at both locations.

Job fair planned

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Third Dist.) will host a job fair from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Technical Education Center at Kansas City, Kansas, Community College. There will be no fee, but job seekers are advised to dress for success and to bring resumes. The first hour will be reserved for military veterans. Employers may register by telephoning 913-621-0832 to reserve a table.

Shepherd’s Center to hear Donnelly President

Monsignor Stuart Swetland, the President of Donnelly College, will speak at a meeting of the Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at Grace Lutheran Church, 3333 Wood Ave. For more information, telephone 913-281-8908.

New member welcomed

Celeste Mikijanis, an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance, Overland Park, has joined Business West. She previously worked in claims for the insurance company. She can be reached at 913-228-0358 or 913-205-0793 (cell).

For comments or more information, telephone 913-766-4300 or 913-406-6266 (cell) or email