Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

SM East's soccer team
SM East’s soccer team had two members on the 6A All State team.

Northeast Johnson County soccer players make All State lists. A number of boys soccer players from SM East and Bishop Miege have been honored with selections on the 2014 All State Soccer teams. From Bishop Miege, first team 4A-1 All State members are: Alex Rotert, Jose Ramirez-Cordero, Andrew Jezak, Ethan Gonzales and West Gajan. From SM East, first team 6A All State members are: Ari Throckmorton and Michael Mardikes.


Mission donating socks for homeless. The city of Mission and St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church have teamed up to provide more than 2,500 pairs of white socks to the Uplift Organization, which provides services to the homeless in the metro. The socks will be presented at 10 a.m. Friday morning at the Sylvester Powell Community Center. Anyone who would like to donate can bring new white athletic socks to the community center before Friday morning. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the community center until De. 20 People also may choose a gift tag from on of the trees in the community center lobby to answer gift requests of one of the city’s adopted families. Gifts must be returned before Dec. 19.

Barn Players presents play festival. The Barn Players community theater in Mission will present the seventh annual 6X10 Play Festival Dec. 12 to 14. The festival features six original plays, all 10 minutes long, by local playwrights. The plays are onstage for the first time. Performances are Dec. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. All six plays will be presented at each performance. Tickets are $10. The six plays include: The Choice Is Yours – by Andrew Joseph Brown, directed by Craig Aikman; Flight Pattern – by Lezlie Revelle, directed by Mark Hamilton; Grounds for Divorce – by Brian Gehrlein, directed by Elizabeth Hill; A Long Trip – by Dan McGeehan, directed by Korey Childs; Mark and Danny Have a Fresh Kansas Latte – by Darren Canady, directed by Bob Stewart; Off-Panel – by Richard J. Burt, directed by Michelle Mauler

Mission Road Antique Mall gets a shout out on Lawrence.com. Prairie Village’s Mission Road Antique Mall was cited as a good bet for an entertaining Kansas City-area stop on Lawrence.com this past weekend. “The Mission Road antique mall feels clean, classy and well-organized, and though I didn’t have the pocket change to pick up any fine china, I did enjoy a tasty meal at the Bloomsbury Bistro, the cafe inside the mall,” wrote Lucas Wetzel. [Kansas City Connection: Art, shopping and shows — Lawrence.com]