Briefly Noted: SM East Class of ’68 dedicates replacement class gift

Photo submitted by Dan Robeson

SM East Class of ’68 dedicates replacement class gift. The SM East Class of 1968 dedicated their replacement class gift earlier this month. The original class gift, a 3’x5’ slab of etched granite, was destroyed by accident a decade ago during a major school remodel. The project was organized by a small group led by John Smith. The etching artwork was completed by local artist Anita Shikles. The gift is hanging at the new gym entrance.

Overland Park proclaims Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 as Santa America Day. In honor of local nonprofit Santa America, which is debuting its first conference this week, the city of Overland Park has declared Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 as Santa America Day. The conference is designed to train individuals who help Santa and Mrs. Claus to visit with children in hospice care, children with chronic illness, and children and families dealing with post-traumatic stress. The conference began today and continues through Saturday.