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Cliff Drive / Re: Ruthanne Harper Disc Golf Course at Cliff Drive
« on: April 08, 2009, 12:51:55 PM »
Actually....its North Terrace Park......Kessler Park.....Cliff Drive.....but good luck finding that on the map....

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Tournaments / Re: Jamband Society Earth Day Open
« on: April 08, 2009, 12:50:33 PM »
Bumping it up!!!!

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Tournaments / Re: KC tourneys
« on: April 08, 2009, 12:48:35 PM »
The NorthEast Fundraising event is also on May 9th, it will probably be at Cliff Drive.

Mighty MO is going to be on May 10th, as the Lamoni returns, and I will not, and do not want to run against the likes of the Graceland crew, they scare me!

We are postponing this event because I have other issues to worry about.....We are thinking sometime in the Fall......

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Swope / Re: Swope League - 4/8/2009 - ACE!
« on: April 08, 2009, 10:03:19 AM »
I told him that last Thursday when he took it from me then.....then he gave to Andy in a "mini Contest".....

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Cliff Drive / Ruthanne Harper Disc Golf Course at Cliff Drive
« on: April 08, 2009, 10:02:00 AM »
For many of you you don't know her, but most of you should thank her.  Ruthanne was the major reason we got the PIAC approval for Cliff Drive and Blue Valley.  I would like us to start to refer to Cliff Drive as Ruthanne's, but I doubt it will happen.  I feel a great loss for her, she was inspiring and had a passion that I hope I can gain as I grow.

http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/1127827.html

Tribute | Ruthanne Harper kept busy with civic causes
By MEREDITH RODRIGUEZ
The Kansas City Star

Who: Ruthanne Harper, 74, of Kansas City.

When and how she died: March 29, after a long illness.

Hard worker: Harper worked as an AT&T executive for years. As a district manager, she became highly regarded, according to friend Meg Conger.

A promotion letter in 1982 mentioned her “extraordinary capabilities” and what a “perceptive” employee she was.

“She did have a keen perception not only of people but of situations,” Conger said. “She was very clearheaded, very keen, had a very keen mind.”

After retiring in 1989, Harper turned her attention to the city she loved.

Devoted to the city: A proud urban dweller, Harper spent most of her life in the city’s Northeast area. She grew up on South Myrtle Drive before moving a few blocks into a Queen Anne- style home on Gladstone Boulevard.

She became involved in organizations like Old Northeast Inc. and Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association. She advocated for Corinthian Hall to be the home of the Kansas City Museum and led renovation efforts for the museum.

Cliff Drive, the only scenic byway in an urban area of Missouri, would not have been what it is without Harper’s work, Conger said.

“Some people involved in politics like the spotlight,” Conger said. “She was not a ball hog at all. She would do a lot of work, not get credit, never let it bother her. She didn’t get enough credit for all the things she did.”

Respected: Much of Harper’s political activity involved advising people who were in positions of influence.

She was appointed to several terms on the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund Committee and the Public Improvement Advisory Committee.

“Her insights and her opinions were very valued,” Conger said. “People listened to Ruthanne. They paid attention when she spoke. She didn’t say a lot, but when she did speak, it was an intelligent, insightful observation.”

She stuck to straightforward beliefs. She believed strongly a city should offer quality basic services. She also believed in a transparent political process guided by policy, not politics.

“She called you out if she thought you were not following the rules,” Conger said. “She was very fair, and she had a strong sense of justice.”

Busy: Harper never married or had children, but she lavished love on her friends and on her dog, Muffin.

“To be able to say you were a friend of Ruthanne Harper’s was a very special thing,” Conger said.

Harper always kept busy.

“She had no free time,” Conger said. “She spent every minute of every day making it count.”

Survivors include: A sister and a brother.

The last word: “I had a tremendous amount of respect for her, for her success, and her life made me drive harder to be successful myself,” said her brother, Jim Bond Perleth. “Her brains, her integrity, her honesty, it all rolled into one wonderful package.”

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Cliff Drive / Re: League 4-6-09
« on: April 08, 2009, 09:24:32 AM »
I do plan on helping.  And realistically since we got the earth positioned, moving and leveling them will be easier.  Tell me what type of shovel it was and we will get you a new one....hmmmm I wonder how he broke the shovel.....

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Swope / Re: Changes coming to Swope league!
« on: April 08, 2009, 08:54:48 AM »
FWIW, and BTW, I heard nothing mentioned of this last night at league..... ;D

Chris I completely agree we need to do some different things and Dick, we did keep stats last year (Ok, we is John Chapman) so we do have some local ratings as well.....

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Swope / Re: Swope League - 4/8/2009 - ACE!
« on: April 08, 2009, 08:51:45 AM »
that -11 was sick, I had to turn Green when you told me that, cuz I was kicking Andy & Crisco's Arse.....

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Swope / Re: Changes coming to Swope league!
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:30:36 AM »
better get that ratings formula from John then, and start to track it at your league, what are you going to do with people without ratings?

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Swope / Re: Swope League - 4/8/2009 - ACE!
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:28:52 AM »
I offered LEO #1 about 4 times, and he said, no.....He got it from me last week at WW, and then gave it to Andy in Topeka this last weekend...when I asked again and again, he said, no, I'll keep #200 (we had talked about an off card challenge)  If Leo wants #1, I will gladly give it, but he changed from when I left then, and he was the last person I talked with when I left.....

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Swope / Re: Changes coming to Swope league!
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:22:32 AM »
who is keeping stats for this ratings?  I haven't seen one this year, and in all honesty we have other issues to wrry about than local ratings.....this year....maybe next year.

We also have many new courses, I say that this type of scenario should be tried out on the new courses, not to alienate any of the old ways.....but change can be good....

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General Banter / Race tickets April 25, & 26
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:16:32 AM »
I got 4 tickets for the entire weekend.  They are with a group that has an RV, they are infield tix, they cost $140/each, you pick up a wrist band for the entire weekend so you can come and go all weekend long.  There is a group of 10 of these seats, I have 4, a buddy has 2, so we have 60%.  I will be in Lamoni this weekend, so these tickets need to go.  The guys already have a rooftop seating, these are the front row of turn 2 I believe ( I have not used the seats yet, and I am already missing the first race.....)

Let me know if you aer interested.  I believe it is Truck racing on Saturday, and open wheel on SUnday.

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Cliff Drive / Re: League 4-6-09
« on: April 07, 2009, 04:48:08 PM »
says the guy who doesn't know concrete......4 cubic yards for those things, and the monster pads I have are about 1.5...so a 10' circle will cost you about $400/each, vs $150.....try selling that

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Tournaments / Re: April 18-19 Glass Blown Open Emporia
« on: April 07, 2009, 03:15:31 PM »
RIght, I remember the 12:00 kick out for being my typical loud self.....but I also remember vaguely playing this disc golf game, and passing out after I got to the bed....so that part of the story I am in full agreement to...

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Cliff Drive / Re: Teepad Progress at Cliff Drive??
« on: April 07, 2009, 03:14:04 PM »
IDK.....I had not heard that the light had turned green, but I have been in attendance the last month at several community meetings where my complaints about holding up the progress is a hinderence to the evolution of the game.  These meetings have included many civic leaders, city district reps, state reps, and vying state reps....so who knows.....I'll find out though....

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