Live country music, a medieval battle, a 5K run and a parade are a few of the activities the 13th annual Smithville Lake Festival will offer July 31-Aug. 2 in Smithville. Artisans, antique dealers and vendors will sell their wares throughout the festival weekend beginning Friday evening, July 31. Food vendors will provide a variety of food during the weekend. A carnival featuring children’s rides will be open during the three day event.
Many Platte County residents have been “charged” with various offenses and are scheduled to serve time in jail on Aug. 4. The “criminals” are volunteers who are helping raise money for the American Cancer Society through the Jail & Bail event. The project begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The convicts will be arrested and hauled to jail facilities set up at Super Save. They will then have an opportunity to make phone calls to raise the necessary bail. Their friends also can pay to keep the arrestee in custody. Once bail is met, the convicts will be paroled and escorted back to their places of business. The list of jail birds includes Jerry Hagg, Jack Coots, Jim Glick, Ken Pearson, Julie Elliott, Hal Swaney and Keith Hicklin.
Marvin and Linda Ayers of Parkville announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Ann O’Gorman, to Juan Antonio Uribe of Kansas City, son of Antonio and Myriam Uribe of Kansas City.