SM East student council shows support for student body. The SM East Student Council cut out more than 1,600 hearts and wrote the name of each student on them with the goal of spreading some cheer and love at their school. Their heartfelt message: No matter how many days you’ve been here, No matter how many clubs you are in, No matter how many sports you play, No matter how many people you know, You Are Loved At SME.
Overland Park man sentenced in Merriam robbery. Javon D. Mills, 19, of Overland Park was sentenced to 16 years and 10 months in prison for a September 2015 robbery and shooting at a Merriam convenience store. The 2015 robbery occurred at the 7-Eleven on Antioch. [Prison ordered for attempted murder of Merriam convenience store clerk – The Kansas City Star]
Decision on gymnastics not final, district says. The problem with the Shawnee Mission gymnastics program is not financial, but that it is not drawing participation with only 41 girls on teams across the district. Parents and students attended a meeting Monday on the future of the program. [SMSD leaders hear from concerned students, parents regarding possible cut of gymnastics programs – Fox 4]
Westwood Octoberfest Saturday. Westwood will hold its annual Octoberfest celebration from 4 to 8 p.m. in Dennis Park at 50th and Rainbow. The event includes beverages for adults and children, music, dinner by Werner’s Fine Sausages plus inflatables. All Westwood residents and businesses are invited to attend.
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