The Gospel of Calle

From The Boston Globe

MNU memos…

The Monday Report

Sept. 30 – TODAY New Faculty Photo
The marketing office is taking a group photo of all new faculty just prior to Faculty Assembly today. Please arrive by 2:45 p.m. so we can take a group shot of our new faculty members.

Oct. 4 Friday Prayer
Join staff, faculty, and students in prayer for MNU on first Friday of the month, Oct. 4, at 11:30 a.m.-

12:30 Weatherby Chapel. Corporate and private prayer for chapel services, student ministries, administrative leaders, classes, physical needs of friends, and other concerns of MNU. Come and go as your schedule permits.  Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Sept. 30

City Council
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Community and Accessible Community Awards Program October 10
The public is invited to the 10th annual Community and Accessible Community Awards Program and Reception Thursday, October 10 in the Commons of Olathe North High School (600 E. Prairie St.).  The event, sponsored by the Olathe Human Relations Commission and the Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board, recognizes individuals and entities for meritorious service in the pursuit of fostering accessible communities, promoting cultural diversity and advocating human rights which benefit all Olatheans.  Continue reading


Thoughts to ponder while fishing

David Chartrand

David Chartrand

The federal government may shut down for a few weeks. The Kansas court system may furlough for seven weeks. I say the rest of us call it a month and go fishing. (EDITOR’S NOTE: OK…I think I will!)

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Dumb Celebrity Quote of the Month:

“I make Jessica Simpson look like a rock scientist.”

— Tara Reid, model-actress

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Dumb Celebrity Quote of the Month, Runner-Up:

“I am for the death penalty. A person who commits terrible acts must get a fitting punishment. That way he learns the lesson for the next time.”

— Britney Spears, singer-songwriter Continue reading


David Chartrand

David Chartrand

In his Friday column, columnist, David Chartrand, provides some topics to ponder while fishing. Post time is 7:30 a.m., Sept. 27.

A new cafe experience in Olathe

Enjoy the meal and if you like the table you’re eating it on…you can buy it too at Simply Reinspired, Cafe and Treasures, 108 W. Cedar St., 1-1/2 blocks south of the Johnson County Courthouse on the northeast area of Cedar east of Kansas Avenue. Owned and operated by Debbie Mann and her sister Janice Mann-Harris, it is now open for breakfast and lunch. It has free WiFi, computers, television screens, and has space for meetings or simply sitting and relaxing while reading a book. It is on Facebook and folks can visit its website at

Kansas City Ability Expo more than doubles health mission

Free event focuses on Obamacare, good wheelchairs and more

Freelance writer/editor

KANSAS CITY — Hometown President Harry Truman once said a “pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

Folks at the Greater Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Association embrace Truman’s words and want to bring together those optimists who seek to make opportunities out of difficulties.

Join people with disabilities for the Fourth Annual Kansas City Ability Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park. Admission is free. Continue reading

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