Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Westwood Hills joins Tobacco 21 initiative. Westwood Hills became the 14th city in the Kansas City metro to officially raise its tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21 last week as part of the Tobacco 21 initiative. Both Prairie Village and Leawood have joined the cause as well. The move is largely symbolic in Westwood Hills, however, as the city has not tobacco vending retailers.

Atlanta Journal Constitution profiles Wentz, fellow Braves prospects. SM East graduate Joey Wentz got introduced to Braves fans last week when Atlanta Journal Constitution baseball writer David O’Brien profiled him and fellow signee Kyle Muller – another big left handed pitcher. “It’s been hectic,” Wentz said of his introduction to life as a pro player. “It’s been (a week) I’ll never forget though, and I feel fortunate to get an organization like the Braves and be put in a good situation, a position to succeed. I’m blessed, really.” [Wentz, Muller excited to get Braves pro careers started — Atlanta Journal Constitution]

Community groups can use Market tent. The Mission Farm and Flower Market Community Tent is available lets community groups connect with market patrons. The Community Tent is available for non­profit groups to reserve for a chance to tell market patrons about their mission and activities.

Prairie Village pool ticket for thong gets national pick up. News that a man at the Prairie Village pool had been cited for inappropriate attire has been circulating beyond just the Kansas City region. National website Mediaite ran a brief on the incident over the weekend. [Police Remove Repeat Offending Thong Wearer From Public Pool — Mediaite]

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