Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Locals Ross Guignon and Olivia Sneed lost in the mixed doubles semi-finals at last year's USTA Missouri Valley Sectional Qualifying Tournament.
Locals Ross Guignon and Olivia Sneed lost in the mixed doubles semi-finals at last year’s USTA Missouri Valley Sectional Qualifying Tournament.

Registration deadline for USTA tournament at Homestead is May 13. Local lobsters looking to test their talent against some of the best amateur players in the Kansas City area — and the country — have until next week to register for the 2015 US Open National Playoffs USTA Missouri Valley Sectional Qualifying Tournament. The tournament, which will be played May 28 through 31, will again be held at Prairie Village’s Homestead Country Club. For registration information, visit the USTA’s site here.

Lancer tennis heading into regionals looking to for return to champion status. SM East will enter this weekend’s Kansas 6A boys tennis tournament in unfamiliar territory, having for the first time in 12 years lost the Sunflower League title. But number one singles player Jack Santilli and his teammates will be focused on returning to podium forum as play begins at Rock Chalk Park Sports Pavilion in Lawrence. [Five things to watch at Kansas boys tennis regionals — Kansas City Star]


Johnson County DA warns about driveway resurfacing scam. The Johnson County District Attorney’s office has alerted local law enforcement about a scam to get area residents to hire fly-by-night contractors to perform driveway resurfacing. According to the DA’s office, the scam typically involves a contractor telling a homeowner he has “leftover” asphalt that he needs to get rid of, so he’s offering the work for cheap. The DA says the work is “typically overpriced substandard jobs done quickly.”

Leadership Northeast graduation May 21. The 26th class of Leadership Northeast (LNE) which is sponsored by the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, will have its graduation luncheon 11:30 a.m. May 21 at theOverland Park Marriott. Reservations can be made with the Chamber.

Eleven entrants in park naming. The City of Mission is taking names for its new park at the corner of Broadmoor and Martway until June 1. So far, eleven people have submitted park names for consideration. The park committee will narrow the names to three at its June meeting and bring those finalists to the city council to pick the winning name for the park. The person with the winning submission will win an annual family membership to the community center.

Sign inventory starting in Mission. The Mission planning department is beginning an audit of the signs in the city to create an inventory of signs on commercial property and to analyze which signs are in violation of the city’s sign codes. The department will then get input from the planning commission and city council on best ways to address the problems that have been identified.

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