Big names doing big things

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It’s pumpkin season! Mayors from nine Missouri towns near Kansas City participated in the “Pumpkin Playoffs” last week to raise money for their preferred charities.

KU head football coach Charlie Weis has more than just football on his resume. He and his wife, Maura, founded Hannah and Friends, a nonprofit that offers residential housing and services for people with special needs. Their daughter Hannah moved into the facilities over the summer.

On a serious note, Dianne Ensminger of Ballard Community Services will resign at the beginning of November after serving as CEO for 15 years. Ensminger was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. Her shoes at BCS will be hard to fill.



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