Documentary to Highlight Jewish Military Members in World War II

During the 2018-19 academic year, Park University and the National Archives at Kansas City have partnered to commemorate the University’s Year of Engagement, a year of conversation and action on its Kansas City area campuses and in the community. The Year of Engagement Documentary Series includes films that reflect Park’s core values and inspire community engagement.

On Monday, May 6, the final film in the University’s Year of Engagement Documentary Series, “G.I. Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II,” will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater within Alumni Hall on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission is free, but attendees are requested to RSVP at or call (816) 584-6214. This documentary screening is being held in conjunction with Jewish American Heritage Month.

The documentary tells the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II. The film brings to life their little-known story as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry, and intolerance. 



Saint Luke’s North Hospital receives organ and tissue donation award

Saint Luke’s North Hospital is honored to receive the 2018 Excellence in Organ and Tissue Donation Award for Organ and Tissue Conversion from Midwest Transplant Network. Saint Luke’s North Hospital received this award at a recent ceremony celebrating Donate Life Month in Missouri in April.

Hospitals receive this award for consistently exceeding standards of excellence and outstanding contributions to organ and tissue donation. Award recipients must achieve 80% or greater of those eligible becoming organ donors, and 40% or greater of those eligible becoming tissue donors.



LandShark Bar and Grill Opens in the Ozarks

The new Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks – which is expected to officially complete its transformation and rebranding on May 1 – has announced that its new flagship waterfront restaurant, LandShark Bar & Grill, is open to the public for business. The signature Margaritaville dining concept gives locals, boaters and resort guests a unique setting to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience with panoramic lake views.

LandShark Bar & Grill is located on the resort property at 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach, Mo. The restaurant seats up to 250 guests and will be open Friday – Sunday now through May 23, then seven days a week for the summer season.

Those looking to enjoy the stunning lake views with their meal can sit on the outdoor deck or take a dip in the LandShark pool, complete with a swim-up bar. The sand beach area provides the perfect spot for family and friends to chill in an Adirondack chair pre- or post-meal.

For reservations, please visit


Northland Agency Wins Goodwill Award

The non-profit agency Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, celebrating 125 years of empowering job seekers with different abilities, honored the Power of Work winners at the 2019 Power of Work Awards luncheon on April 11.  The Goodwill Power of Work Awards showcases the strength and success of Goodwill clients who have overcome barriers and continue to bravely build Kansas City’s workforce and the local businesses that support them.  

The Northland Adult Day Care Center took home the Goodwill Community Impact Award, which recognizes a small for-profit organization that contributes to the community through hiring practices that align with Goodwill’s mission and vision. Nicki Brice and Juanita Lahl founded Northland Adult Day Center with the mission to enhance the quality of life for adults who are physically or cognitively challenged. Every day their team of dedicated caregivers provides compassionate care while protecting the dignity and self-respect of their clients so they can remain as independent as possible. Northland ADC has partnered with Goodwill by hosting individuals in a work experience program.