Port set to play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur for her 17th appearance in the tournament

Ellen Port will tee it up in the nation’s top women’s amateur golf tournament. The U.S. Women’s Amateur begins Monday (Aug. 6) and it will be played at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs, Tenn. This is the 118th annual event. A field of the nation’s top 156 amateurs will compete. Port, 56, is the championship’s oldest competitor. She claimed the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship title at the Wellesley (Mass.) Country Club to earn her spot in the field. She also won it in 2012 and 2013 . In 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2011, Port won ...

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2018 Election Preview: Candidates and issues on the ballot

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In anticipation of the Aug. 7 primary election, candidates in contested races only were invited to answer the following questions: 1. Why are you running and what are your priorities if elected? 2. What are your qualifications for holding public office? Ballot language for the propositions and issues also is included in this coverage.

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Parkway policy update causes stir on social media

For the last few years, Parkway has been gradually updating all district policies [curriculum, student safety and personnel] to align with Missouri School Boards’ Association [MSBA] recommendations. The district is not alone in this effort. Other neighboring districts also are adopting similar language. Amy Joyce, Parkway’s chief human resource officer, explained that the district is “converting from policies that were written internally with assistance from legal counsel” to ones that conform more broadly with policies across the state. “It was important to update [the policies] to make sure we are in state compliance,” Joyce said. “It also allows for more ...

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Tickets remain for Monday through Thursday at PGA Championship at Bellerive

There is still a chance to purchase some tickets for upcoming 100th PGA Championship. The PGA of America officials announced Wednesday that there will be no walk-up ticket sales during the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club. The tournament week begins Monday (Aug. 6) and runs through Aug. 12. Officials said a few single-day tickets remain for Monday through Thursday of the Championship. Weeklong tickets, as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday single-day tickets are sold out. For more information about purchasing tickets, please visit  www.PGAChampionship.com. The only way for spectators to purchase tickets is to visit www.PGAChampionship.com ahead of ...

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