King of Kings welcomes new pastor

KING OF KINGS WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT PASTOR King of Kings Lutheran Church proudly welcomes Rev. Daniel Clemens as Assistant Pastor and Erin, his wife. The installation service for Rev. Clemens was held on July 1, 2018 at King of Kings. Sunday Worship Services are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Miss Teen USA Becomes Green Ribbon Champion

Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff has accomplished much in her 18 years, winning the Miss Missouri Teen USA pageant and going on to claim the title of Miss Teen USA 2017. Now, as a Green Ribbon Champion for Midwest Transplant Network, she’s focused on saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation.

Nearly 2,500 people in Kansas and Missouri are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, but approximately a quarter of the population in the two states haven’t registered to be organ donors. Dominguez-Heithoff wants to change that. 

The Green Ribbon Campaign is personal for Dominguez-Heithoff. Her cousin was an organ and tissue donor, and the impact of his selfless donation is very apparent. 

The public will soon see Dominguez-Heithoff in her role as a Green Ribbon Champion in a variety of places across the region and online. Viewers can watch her tell her story in a video featured on ShareLifeMidwest.com, where they can also join the donor registry for Kansas or Missouri.

Parkville Shelter Chosen for Jackson Galaxy Project’s Cat Pawsitive Program

The Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter has been selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project (JGP), a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org, to participate in the Summer 2018 Semester of Cat Pawsitive, a life-saving initiative that introduces positive-reinforcement training to cats in shelters and rescues. Supported by the Petco Foundation and Halo® pet food, this innovative training program for cats aims to increase feline adoption rates and maintain cat “mojo.”

Jackson Galaxy(star of the television show My Cat from Hell on Animal Planet, and founder of JGP) developed Cat Pawsitive with a team of feline behavior experts. 

“Shelter cats need enrichment in their lives. The skills we learn and what we can teach the cats will help them become even more adoptable and find their forever homes,” said Natalie Sligar, program coordinator for FOPAS. 

The Cat Pawsitive program is designed to keep adoptable cats mentally and physically active in a shelter or rescue environment. The focus is on fun, positive reinforcement-based training sessions that go beyond playtime-as-usual to help cats maintain their mojo and connect more quickly with potential adopters.