Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


SM East tennis standout Olivia Sneed was on FOX's Beat the Champions Tuesday cheering on her sister.
SM East tennis standout Olivia Sneed was on FOX’s Beat the Champions Tuesday cheering on her sister.

SM East graduate appears briefly on FOX’s Beat the Champions. Viewers across the nation tuned in to FOX’s Beat the Champions Tuesday caught a glimpse of an SM East tennis champion. Olivia Sneed, who graduated from SM East in 2014 and won the state 6A singles title before heading on start her college playing career at Ohio State, was shown in the stands cheering on her sister Arielle Raycene as she attempted to outswim Olympic Champion Missy Franklin. Sneed and her mother were in several shots in the show’s second segment. You can see the episode here.

YMCA, Shawnee Mission helping provide summer nutrition for children. The YMCA of Greater Kansas City and the Shawnee Mission School District are working together this summer to provide free meal to kids as part of the Summer Food Service Program. Merriam Park Elementary in Merriam is among the SFSP sites this year. [Local businesses help provide free lunches to kids during the summer — KSHB]

Roeland Park Price Chopper participating in pilot program to increase purchasing power for low income families. The Price Chopper in Roeland Park is one of four stores across the metro participating in a pilot program that will provide a bonus to families that use their EBT funds to purchase fresh produce. More information is available via the Double Up Food Bucks program site here.

Art Glass Productions being sold. Sharon Miller of Art Glass Productions in downtown Mission has sold the business and will be retiring. Miller said that after more than 22 years in the business, she has decided to retire. The shop produces unique glass engravings. Art Glass Productions is located at 5812 Johnson Drive in downtown Mission.

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