Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Dylan_beckerFormer Lancer called up to Cardinals minor league club. 2011 SM East graduate Dylan Becker, who played his college ball at Missouri State University, was called up to the Peoria Chiefs, the St. Louis Cardinals’ single-A affiliate. Becker signed a free-agent deal with the Cardinals in July 2015.

Barnaby Bright giving free concert at Village Presbyterian Friday. Married singer-songwriter couple Becky and Nathan Bliss will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Village Presbyterian Church. Area natives, the Blisses will be backed up with lighting and sound from Kansas City’s Quixotic performance group.

Star editorial backs NEJC legislators. Kansas Reps. Melissa Rooker, Barbara Bollier and Stephanie Clayton were singled out in an editorial in The Kansas City Star as legislators who should be returned to the legislature by voters this year. The Star said they have served the state well. It called for a number of other Johnson County legislators to be removed by the voters and was mum on a few others. Making the changes in the legislature could help solve some of the state’s problems, the piece indicated. [A timeline for saving the future of Kansas from reckless Gov. Sam Brownback -The Kansas City Star]

May 12 deadline for entries in VillageFest t-shirt design contest. The organizers of the 20th annual VillageFest will continue to accept entries in the contest for the design for this year’s festival t-shirt through May 12. The winner will get $100. More information is here.

JCCC trustees to interview five candidates. The Johnson County Community College board of trustees plans to interview five candidates for the board seat vacated by former trustee Bob Drummond, who resigned from the board in March after serving as a trustee since 2009. At a special meeting April 26, the board reviewed eight applications to fill the vacancy and decided to interview the following candidates: Steven Beru, Overland Park, retirement education specialist; Bobby Love, Olathe, senior pastor, second Baptist Church of Olathe; Melody Rayl, Olathe, attorney-at-law, Fisher & Phillips, LLP; Henry Sandate, Shawnee, self-employed, State Farm agent; Tony Thill, Overland Park, president-CST International, executive vice president-Global Storage Sales The trustees will interview the candidates at a special meeting that will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5.

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