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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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The Kansas State Capital building in Topeka.

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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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Members of JWV MO-KAN Post 605 placed a wreath during the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2016, at the Korean War Memorial at 119th and Lowell in Overland Park. Post members attending the ceremony included Steven Schorr (from left), Abe Kopec, Lloyd Hellman, Larry Gordon, Mark Slatkin, Marv Korn and Larry Jabenis. The post, along with the Jewish Community Foundation, is planning a book to honor area Jewish veterans.

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Kansas City native Rabbi Stephen Karol was among the 40,000 who attended the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York on Sunday, June 4.

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Abe Meth (right) reads the Megillah on Purim at his congregation in Sun City, Arizona.

MAY HIS MEMORY BE A BLESSING — Abraham Meth passed away on May 27 in Sun City, Arizona, just a few days before his 105th  birthday. A Holocaust survivor, Meth moved to Kansas City from Hungary in 1948 and lived here until the mid-70s, when he moved to Arizona. While he lived here, Meth served in many capacities at Congregation Beth Shalom. According to the funeral home in Arizona, the family did not prepare an obituary.

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