Send those ballots back in Fairway. If you live in Fairway, you should be voting by now on whether to approve just under $4 million in general obligation bonds and raise the sales tax by .5 percent for up to 20 years. The money will be used for a new public works facility and park improvements including a new bathhouse and other upgrades at the city pool. The ballots, which can be mailed, must be received in the county election office by noon Tuesday. More information on the vote is here.
Gun locks for free in Roeland Park. Police Chief John Morris has gun safety locks to give away to anyone who would like to have one. The cable locks, left from a Project ChildSafe program, were supported by a U.S. Justice Department Grant. The locks are free to anyone, whether a Roeland Park resident or not and can be picked up from a box in the police department lobby.
Mission ArtWalk seeking artists and crafters for showcase. The Mission ArtWalk is looking for artists and crafters to showcase their works during this year’s events, to be held the second Fridays of June, July and August. The events run from 5-9 p.m. Interested artisans should contact Sharon at Art Glass Production, 913-248-1118.
SM East finishes third in Olathe East Invitational. SM East’s golf team couldn’t compete with Olathe East’s home course advantage on a blustery Thursday in the Olathe East Invitational at St. Andrew’s Golf Course. The host team took first place and the top two individual golfers to win the meet. Olathe Northwest finished second and SM East came in third. SM East golfers Brady Clark and Joe Saracini finished among the top ten. Olathe East is still second in the Sunflower League behind the Lancers, with the final of three league meets scheduled for May 14 in Lawrence.
SM East’s Kendall looking to take state singles title. In a preview of this weekend’s boys tennis regionals, the Kansas City Star notes that SM East senior Brooks Kendall has a great shot at a state singles championship: “For the last two seasons, Shawnee Mission West’s Vinh Pham and Blue Valley North’s Trey Daniel ruled Class 6A singles. Now that they have both graduated, the door has opened for SM East’s Brooks Kendall, who has placed third at the last two state tournaments. Kendall cruised through the Sunflower League tournament last week, dropping just five games before winning the No. 1 singles title.” [Kansas boys tennis regionals: Five things to watch — Kansas City Star]
SM North NJROTC finish sixth at nationals. The highly recognized team from SM North completed its season by being one of only 25 high schools out of 611 to be invited to compete in the 2014 NJROTC National Academic, Athletic and Dril Championship. The team placed sixth overall with a first place in armed regulation drill, second in sit-ups, fourth in push-ups and fifth in color guard. The team completed the season with an overall record of 50-5.
Active shooter workshop for faith organizations. The Jewish Community Campus (JCC) will host an all-day Active Shooter Workshop from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on May 30 for facility professionals. The goal is to provide the majority of the seats to the faith-based community.