Unified Government adds site to help business

The Unified Government has launched a new website which provides easier access to information that businesses need to know about zoning ordinances, land development and city and county codes. Encode Plus is a new internet cloud-based editing and presentation system. It provides information about all commercially listed properties in Wyandotte County.  To access the site, go to wycokck.org/planning/encodeplus. For more information, telephone 913-573-5750.

Shepherd’s Center to hold benefit sale

The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its annual Book and “Bric-a-Brac” sale from 8 a.m. until noon Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13  at the First Baptist Church of Turner, 701 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Church will serve breakfast Saturday morning. Police Chief Terry Ziegler will speak at the Shepherd’s Center’s Adventures in Learning program at 10 a.m. Friday, May 19 at Grace Lutheran Church, 3333 Wood Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For more information, telephone 913-281-8908.

Tourism awards presented

The Kansas City, Kansas, Convention and Visitors’ Bureau presented its annual awards at a luncheon Tuesday, May 9 at the Reardon Convention Center. The awards and the recipients were excellence in hospitality, Schlitterbahn Waterpark; event of the year, American Royal Barbecue Contest; tourism organization of the year, Original Juan Specialty Foods; and the tourism advocate of the year, George Brajkovic, formerly with the Unified Government and now City Manager at Tonganoxie. About 150 persons attended.

Funeral services planned

Funeral services for Philip G. (Phil) Sedlock, 83, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas. He was the owner of a service station and towing service. His wife of 61 years, Pat Sedlock, died 33 days before on April 18. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Sister Servants of Mary, 800 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. 66102. For more information or to express condolences, see www.marybutlermeyers.com.

Kiwanis to sponsor bike safety event

The Kansas City, Kansas, Kiwanis West Club will host its annual bike safety rodeo from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 13 at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, 9400 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.  Elementary-aged children will receive tips on cycling safety along with free safety helmets and T-shirts. Children will be encouraged to bring their bikes so they can be  safety checked. For more information, telephone 816-751-4227.

May designated as ‘Mental Health Month’

Wyandot Inc., the family of social service organizations, reminds people that May is national “Mental Health Month.” In Wyandotte County, the annual cost of untreated serious mental illness is estimated to be $64 million according to the Health Care Foundation. These untreated illnesses result in 1,100 incarcerations, 1,500 unemployed adults and seven suicides.

Members always welcome at Board Meetings.

All Business West members are always welcome to attend the monthly Board of Directors Meetings of Business West. The Board meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the Board Room of the Dotte Spot Bar and Grill, 8123 Parallel Pkwy., in the Arrowhead Center.

Lawyer served as Business West legal counsel

Robert (Bob) Foerschler, 89, a lawyer who helped Business West when it was first established, died April 1, 2017. In addition to having a private law practice, he served as a Wyandotte County District Judge. His family has suggested that memorial contributions be given in his name to the Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City or Crossroads Hospice.

For questions or comments, telephone 913-766-4300 or 913-406-6266 (cell) or email murrel@mcbconsultinginc.com.