Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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AmyJillLevineVanderbilt Professor coming to Village Presbyterian for Visiting Scholar event. Village Presbyterian Church will welcome Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School March 4 and 5 for a two-lecture series on Jesus’s role as a storyteller. Among the topics she will cover in lectures that Friday and Saturday are “Parables, Pearls and Prodigals,” “Tax Collectors, Priests, Levites and Samaritans” and “Vineyard Owners and Day Laborers.” You can find more information on ticket purchase here.

Text to 911 works across metro. The Mid-America Regional Council has announced 911 centers in the nine-county MARC region of the Kansas City metro will soon be able to accept 911 texts. A news conference in Johnson County is planned for Friday morning to describe the process that made the innovation possible. It is the 33rd anniversary of the regional 911 system.

Mission gets traffic, financial award. The Mission Police Department received a platinum award for its traffic safety efforts and the City of Mission received its 20th consecutive award for excellence in financial reporting this week. The traffic award came from KDOT and AAA and cited the department for its work in seat belt use, DUI enforcement and community outreach. The results show a rise in seat belt use and a drop in crash injuries, alcohol arrests and fatalities.

Send us your Celebrations! Just a reminder that if you’ve got a birth, engagement or wedding announcement you’d like to share with your northeast Johnson County neighbors, send it our way and we’ll publish it on Saturday. (And, oh, yeah: It’s free!). [Submit your Celebration here]

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