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The 10th and final “Bowling with Barb” event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at Ward Parkway Lanes. The event raises funds to support research to find a cure for mitochondrial disease, which is part of the Muscular Dystrophy umbrella of diseases.

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Rabbi Dr. Bernhard H. Rosenberg’s latest project sheds new light upon the reasons why brokering peace between Israel and the Palestinians often seem insurmountable. The book, “Genesis of the Palestinian Authority,” was written by David Bedein and edited by Rosenberg. As Bedein stated, this book brings to light information about the Palestinian Authority (PA) that has been glossed over or ignored by the media since the signing of the Oslo Accords.

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Last year’s Father’s Day Run proved to be a fun way to kick-off the day for dads and kids alike. Photo courtesy of Mile 90 Photography

The Village Shalom Father’s Day Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, June 18. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m., with registration and pre-race festivities kicking off at 6 a.m. The 5- and 10-kilometer run/walk brings hundreds of runners and community members to the Village Shalom campus each year. This will mark the 30th consecutive year for the fundraiser that benefits the retirement community’s memory care programming.

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JFS has begun Wipeout 2017, a communitywide toilet paper drive. Area camps and businesses are getting involved on both sides of the state line to help stock the shelves of the JFS Food Pantry at both the Missouri and Kansas locations. Watch for barrels around the community and at The J. Is your workplace able to host a drive? Email Director of Food Pantry Jo Hickey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get started!

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Michael Widman (center) was honored on the field at Kauffman Stadium by the Royals on June 3. With him are Ryan Ziegler of the Royals (left) and Royals mascot Sluggerrr.

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