Kansas City Local PPG Employees Volunteer to Revitalize State Street Project in Wyandotte County


Local PPG Employees Volunteer to Revitalize State Street Project in Wyandotte County

More than 30 PPG employees and paint contractors will be on-site to revitalize State Street Project, a youth empowerment center in Wyandotte County, through the completion of painting projects as part of the PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ program. (Formerly the Kansas City Kansas Gymnasium)

The PPG Foundation will also present a significant donation on behalf of its architectural coatings business to the State Street Project to fund a 10-week summer science, technology, engineering and math program for up to 100 inner-city students.

Notable Kansas City community members will be in attendance.

PPG Colorful Communities supports projects that transform community assets using donated PPG products, with the goal of enhancing, protecting and beautifying the neighborhoods where the company operates around the world. The company has committed $10 million over 10 years to its Colorful Communities program.

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tour the Facility: 11:30 – Noon.

Brief Ceremony begins promptly at Noon

Location:  State Street Project (the former Kansas City Kansas Gymnasium) 1017 N 9th St . Kansas City, KS 66101


PPG employee volunteers painting the State Street Project
The PPG Foundation’s check presentation to State Street Project to fund science programming for the youth
Youth of State Street Project learning about the science of sports with Jaime Bluma and representatives of the Eric Berry Foundation


PPG employs approximately 180 people in the Kansas City region. PPG operates eight PPG Paints stores and sells products at the local independent dealers, Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Menard’s and Walmart stores. For more information on the PPG Paints brand, visit www.ppgpaints.com, or to locate your closest PPG Paints store, visit www.ppgpaints.com/store-locator.

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Homeownership Recognition June 1st

Robert and  David Louthan will host a Homeownership Recognition at their residence on Thursday June 1st.

The  Missouri USDA Rural Development invites you to celebrate Homeownership
Month with Robert and David Louthan. With the help of Rural Development’s
Single Family Housing Proram, this father and son were able to purchase a

Robert and David will be recognized for achieving the dream of

Robert and David Louthan
608 W. Nursery St.
Butler, MO
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Press Release: Five People Die in Traffic Crashes; Three People Drown Over Memorial Day Weekend

A Division Of The
Department of Public Safety
Public Information and Education Division – PO Box 568 – Jefferson City, MO 65102

For further information please contact: Capt. John J. Hotz (573) 526-6115

May 30, 2017
EMPHASIS: Five People Die In Traffic Crashes; Three People Drown Over Memorial Day Weekend

Five people died in traffic crashes over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend. Last year, 13 people were killed during the three-day weekend. During the counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 26, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 29, 2017, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 345 traffic crashes which included 128 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also arrested 107 people for driving while intoxicated and made 125 drug arrests. During the 2016 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Patrol investigated 347 traffic crashes which included 128 injuries and six of the 13 fatalities. Last year, troopers arrested 135 people for driving while intoxicated.

There were zero boating fatalities over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend. Marine operations troopers investigated 14 boating crashes involving seven injuries. Three people drowned over the 2017 Memorial Day holiday. Marine operations troopers arrested 20 boaters for boating while intoxicated and made six drug arrests.

There were zero boating fatalities over the 2016 Memorial Day weekend. Troopers investigated 13 boating crashes involving eight injuries. There were no drownings. Troopers arrested 21 people for boating while intoxicated and made 71 drug arrests.

Of the five traffic crash fatalities investigated by the Patrol, one occurred in both the Troop A, Lee’s Summit, area and the Troop B, Macon, area. Three fatalities occurred in the Troop C, Weldon Spring, area.

One fatality occurred on Friday, May 26, 2017, during the counting period. Glenwood E. Hargiss, 75, of Park Hills, MO, died when the vehicle he was driving traveled off the left side of the roadway, crossed another roadway, and struck a tree. The crash occurred in St. Francois County on Missouri Highway 32 west of Pine Ridge Trail. Dr. G. Fortuna pronounced Hargiss dead at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Hargiss was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

One fatality occurred on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Lindsay E. White, 24, of Kansas City, MO, died when the vehicle she was driving struck a second vehicle headon and then overturned. White was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 635 in Platte County. The crash occurred at the 12-mile marker. Paramedic Scott Dorian of Kansas City Fire Department pronounced White dead at the scene. White was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The driver of the vehicle White’s vehicle struck sustained serious injuries; three passengers sustained minor injuries in the crash. The second vehicle’s driver and all its participants were wearing seat belts.

One fatality occurred on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Miranda L. Foster, 34, of Ironton, MO, died while she was assisting a motorist in the median and stepped into traffic. She was struck by a vehicle. The crash occurred in Jefferson County on Interstate 55 south of Missouri Route M. EMS personnel pronounced Foster dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash; he was wearing a seat belt.

Two fatalities occurred on Monday, May 29, 2017. Larry W. Rhoades, 19, of Sullivan, MO, died when the driver of the vehicle in which he was a passenger lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. The crash occurred in Washington County on Missouri Highway 21 north of Dugout Road. Dr. Eifling pronounced Rhoades dead at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Neither Rhoades nor the driver were wearing a seat belt.

Jesse W. Kechum, 33, of Downing, MO, died when the vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the roadway, he overcorrected, returned to the roadway, and the vehicle overturned several times. Both Kechum and a passenger were ejected from the vehicle. The crash occurred in Scotland County on Missouri Highway 15 north of Memphis, MO. Deputy Coroner Sheriff Wayne Winn pronounced Kechum dead at the scene. Neither Kechum nor the passenger were wearing a seat belt. The passenger sustained serious injuries in the crash.

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

Two people drowned on Saturday, May 27, 2017, and one person is missing after a vehicle was swept off the roadway at the intersection of Jupiter Road and Fall Creek Road in Taney County. There were five occupants in the vehicle; the remaining two survived. Branson Police and Fire Department is handling the investigation.

One person drowned Monday, May 29, 2017. William A. Russo, 53, of St. Louis, MO, was located face-down in the water near a dock near the 3.5-mile mark of the Big Niangua Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks in Camden County. Dr. W. Cravens pronounced Russo dead at the scene. Russo was not wearing a lifejacket when he was found.

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

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Butler: Relay for Life 2017 Schedule of Events

Relay for Life     June 3, 2017

Theme: Paint Your World Purple

4:00                Opening Ceremonies: Greg Mullinax and Mark Goebel

Pledge: Outdoor Girls

Honor Guard

National Anthem: Brenda Doody

Prayer: Mari Lyn Jones

Survivors: Misty Brooks / Medicalodge


4:30                Silent Auctions Begins

4:30                Scholarships

4:35                Kids Games

5:00                Cathy Wright

5:20                Bark for Life

5:30                Mandy Dunlap-Yates

6:00                Auction Bryan Wade

7:00                Carroll Dodds and Family

7:30                Anna Spencer

8:00                Landon Elmer

8:30                Richard and Baustin Sargent

9:00                Fred Hunt and Roger Tippie

9:30                Two Dollar Bill Band

10:00                Luminaries

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