Mighty Tamales to open; help paint a mural; golf classes for youths; students earn seats on honor band; school recognized for character education

“And more.” Those are the final two words Kristy Buster is adding to the Mighty Tamales restaurant that she and her husband are opening in the former Cosmic Inn, 601 10th St. in Eudora. The two-word postscript means the restaurant will offer much more than the tamales that were so popular at her former location at the Lawrence VFW post.

The two words also describe the work the couple put into the restaurant, which delayed its opening for more than a month. It was, Kristy Buster said, a familiar story of discovering that renovations would require more time and work than expected.

The couple are on the home stretch of all that effort, Kristy said.

“We’ve done a lot of work,” she said. “I’m anxious for Eudora to see what we’ve done with the place.”

The restaurant had a “soft opening” last Saturday. Buster said the real opening was imminent and could be as early as Saturday.

Buster is promising one more “and more” to follow the restaurant’s opening.

“We’re going to have breakfast,” she said. “Not with the opening, but soon.”

“I’ve ordered some cute signs,” she said. “If they are up, that’s a clue.”

This weekend’s forecast and a delay in the final design pushed back the planned painting of Baldwin City’s downtown community mural at 608 High St., but all is good to go for project in the week ahead.

Jeannette Blackmar, Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce director, said that weather permitting the wall will be primed Wednesday and the mural will be painted May 5. The community is invited to help artists Dave Loewenstein and Nicholas Ward with the all-day task.

The community can get an early view of the mural on Thursday, Blackmar said. The Chamber and Baldwin City will host a free showing at 6:30 p.m. at the Lumberyard Arts Center of the documentary “Called to Walls” by Ward on the purpose of murals. The showing will be followed by a question and answer session with the two artists.

The evening will conclude with an 8 p.m. projection of the mural’s final design on the wall, Blackmar said.
The design was developed in the past month through a community effort, which included drawing from students in pre-kindergarten classes to ideas from senior citizens, Blackmar said.

Eudora’s Twin Oaks Golf Complex is partnering with First Tee of Greater Kansas City to provide golf classes for youngsters aged 7 through 17. The classes will be offered on nine Wednesday evenings from June through August. The $75 fee for the classes includes golf clubs, activity books and instruction. To learn more or register, visit thefirstteekc.org, call 913-648-7177 or visit the Twin Oaks complex, 1326 E. 1900 Road.

Joe Sample, principal of Baldwin Junior High School, said it was announced last week that BJHS was among the Kansas schools to be recognized with the Enhanced Spotlight Recognition for Social, Emotional and Character Development by the Kansas Department of Education and Brown v. Board of Education Historical Site….

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