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Connecting landlords, tenants New residential property management company aims to partner with clients as well as competitors By Amy Neal
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Jerri Moulder and Colleen O’Gorman have gone into business together in a residential property management company. They attended Winnetonka High School together and a mutual friend’s out-of-state move was the catalyst for establishing Key Connections, KC. The friend needed to move to Omaha, Neb., and knew she wouldn’t be able to sell her Northland home for the amount she needed to get out of it. Instead, she decided to rent it out. But she didn’t have any luck finding a renter or a property management company that were a good fit for her — and she still needed to leave the state. Moulder and O’Gorman knew other people were in similar situations, and they created Key Connections. Their friend was their first client. “It’s exciting to be able to fill this need for people who were shaking their heads saying, ‘What am I going to do?’” O’Gorman said of the new venture.
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After growing up in the Northland, Jerri Moulder and Colleen O’Gorman are offering clients a new option for making themselves at home as landlords and tenants. The women are partners in a new residential property management venture called Key Connections, KC that targets homeowners who have to move but don’t want to or aren’t in a position to sell an existing house. “This grew out of what has happened in our housing market,” Moulder said. As a 21-year real estate veteran, Moulder can attest to the need for this kind of property management. Earlier in her career, she took a professional risk by leaving a steady paycheck and the benefits of teaching to help open the Keller-Williams Northland office. She foresees a give-and-take rela-
tionship with local agents and brokers in the new business. “We’re going to give them back their client when the home is ready to be marketed again, when they’re ready to sell,” she said. O’Gorman sees Key Connections as a good alternative to a client’s house not selling. The core of the business is taking keys from the owner and giving them to a viable, quality tenant, she said. Each client signs an agreement tailored to the homeowner’s needs. Key Connections’ general services include: • assessing the home for rental market value; • working with the homeowner to determine a monthly rental fee; • screening potential tenants, including criminal and background checks; • collecting rent payments; • touring rental properties, even
A2 Gladstone Dispatch
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
News in Brief
State revenue growth estimate bullish for 2013
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With good economic news abounding, the Nixon administration announced that it expects Missouri revenue collections to increase nearly 4 percent in the upcoming fiscal year. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering said the consensus revenue estimate shows a growth of about $285 million in collections in the coming fiscal year compared to the current year. The revenue estimate for 2012 showed a growth of about 2 percent. As of the end of November, revenues were growing at just above 1 percent. The consensus revenue estimate is arrived at after meetings between the governor’s budget staff and staff members from the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate. “We are going to have to see some (increased ) growth in the current fiscal year to make the numbers stand up for the 2013 figure,’ said Luebbering. “But both estimates are held up by the belief, based on analysis from national economic experts, that the U.S. economy is going to continue to slowly turn around.” That belief has been CONTRIBUTED PHOTO spurred on in Missouri, Everyone, at some point, is concerned with the proper method to dispose of old, expired where Bureau of Labor Staor no longer needed medications. Now you can properly disposed of those at items at tistics figures show that the Gladstone Public Safety Headquarters. In the lobby of the station is a secure box (similar state has added more than to a mailbox) where you can dispose of these items. The box is checked periodically, and 10,000 manufacturing jobs deposited medications are then properly destroyed. There is no cost involved in using this between December of 2010 disposal method, and no one is going to ask any questions. The lobby to Public Safety, and October of 2011. The located on the west side of City Hall at 7010 N. Holmes St., is open 24 hours a day, and the state’s unemployment rate box is accessible during those open hours. also dropped in November from 8.5 percent in October to 8.2 percent. 12 seconds. bestowed on less than 5 home-based businesses. —Dick Aldrich, Missouri of businesses Also in 2011, KC ComputMeanwhile, net interna- percent News Horizon tional migration is expected represented on Angie’s er Support was recognized to add one person to the U.S. List, according to a press by then-Kansas City Mayor population every 46 seconds release. Mark Funkhouser as a Small in January 2012. Angie’s List Super Service Business Success, based in The combination of Award winners have met part on the company’s first births, deaths and net inter- strict eligibility require- Super Service Award from national migration results in ments, including earning Angie’s List in 2010. KC Computer Support As our nation rang in the an increase in the total U.S. a minimum number of new year, the U.S. Census population of one person reports, an exemplary rat- employs four people, each Bureau estimated the Jan. 1 every 17 seconds. ing from their clients and certified as a Microsoft abiding by Angie’s List Small Business Specialtotal United States population at 312,780,968. ist. Based in Clay County, operational guidelines. This represented an KC Computer Support spe- the company’s service area increase of 2,250,129, or 0.7 cializes technology services encompasses 11 counties percent, from New Year’s for the home, home office and extends from St. Joseph Day 2011, and an increase and small businesses with to Spring Hill, Kan., and of 4,035,430, or 1.3 percent, fewer than 50 employees. from Blue Springs to Leavsince Census Day (April 1, Company President Tom 2010). For the second time in Noon founded the company In January 2012, one birth as many years, KC Com- in 2008 as a response to is expected to occur every puter Support has received what he saw as a limited eight seconds in the United the Super Service Award number of affordable serStates and one death every from Angie’s List, an honor vices available to small and
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The Clay County Public Health Center’s contract to continue to provide WIC services for 2012 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the health center will be able to serve 2,455 individuals eligible for WIC each month. WIC serves pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their fifth birthday. The goal of WIC is to improve the health and nutrition of eligible participants. It is available to low- and middleincome families who meet federal financial guidelines. WIC serves approximately 50 percent of all infants born in Missouri and therefore is able to promote breastfeeding as the nutritional source for all newborns. The Clay County WIC office is located at 800 Haines Drive in Liberty. WIC services are provided Monday through Friday at that location. Two extension clinics are also held each month: • Bethel Church at 4900 N.E. Parvin Road, Kansas City North, third Tuesday; • Excelsior Springs Baptist Church, 1500 Rosalea St., Excelsior Springs, second Tuesday. WIC services are offered by appointment only. For appointments and more information on guidelines and services, call 595-4358.
Man admits to bank robbery A Columbia man has admitted in federal court to robbing a pharmacy and two banks, including one in the Northland. Louis Michael Patti, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to the charges in a June 23, 2011, federal indictment, according to a press release. Patti admitted he robbed Flow’s Pharmacy in Columbia on March 17, 2011. When Patti returned to the pharmacy
on May 13, the owner retrieved his weapon and chased Patti from the store. The next day, May 14, Patti stole $4,920 from Clay County Savings Bank, 8140 N. Brighton Ave. in Kansas City. On May 20, Patti stole $2,192 from Boone County National Bank in Columbia. Under federal statutes, Patti is subject to a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000 on each of the three counts. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lawrence E. Miller. It was investigated by the FBI, the Columbia Police Department and the Kansas City Police Department.
Coast Guard Auxiliary seeks volunteers The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is seeking volunteers as well as individuals who want to contribute their talents in an administrative role. The auxiliary is uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard, conducting safety patrols and search and rescue missions on our waterways, assisting with homeland security duties, teaching boating safety classes, conducting free vessel safety checks for the public, as well as many other activities. Training opportunities include boat crew and coxswain (small boat operator), vessel examiner, boating safety class instructor, public affairs and many others. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, be at least 17 years old and pass a basic background check. There are no minimum service hours. For more information or to become a member, call 682-6552 or visit www. cgaux.org.
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Seasonal depression crops up around holidays By Dale Garrison Emily Roper-Parsons doesn’t want to dampen anyone’s New Year, but she’s also aware it’s important to let people know that seasonal affective disorder, the winter blahs and holiday blues can be serious this time of year. As the new adult outreach coordinator for Tri-County Mental Health Services, she’s especially aware that these and similar issues can impact older adults. Adding to the challenge is that various forms of depression are often unrecognized or untreated in older people. “Depression can be very difficult to recognize,” Roper-Parsons said. “What is normal? How do you cope? Everyone is different, and a lot of symptoms of depression and grief overlap. But knowing what is generally normal helps. It’s also important to recognize different causes of grief, not only the death of a loved one. Maybe it’s moving from your longtime home or other dramatic changes. Recognizing that helps your ability to effectively cope with it.” Roper-Parsons joined Tri-County this past fall and is developing a series of free presentations that pertain to precisely such issues among older adults. Designed for caregivers, organizations including churches or older adults themselves, the presentations can be tailored to fit different groups. Roper-Parsons’ work also involves coordination of the Aging and Mental Health Coalition of Kansas City North, which meets the third Thursday of each month at Tri-County. All of her efforts have several things in common, including addressing the needs of a large Northland population. “Depression is an issue,” she said. “It affects an estimated 11 million people nationally, and it’s very real. It’s not something you ‘just get over.’” For older adults, the problems can be especially troubling because they often go unrecognized or are considered part of “normal aging,” which they are not, Roper-Parsons said.
E-book offerings grow with demand By Amy Neal
Almost 70,000 titles have been checked out from MidContinent Public Library’s e-book collection since it first became available a little more than a year ago. To keep up with reader demand, the catalog has quintupled from the original 813 titles and continues to grow. Even without these numbers from the library system, staff at the local branches know patrons want digital reading options. “I know that our customers are interested in e-books just by the attendance we have at our programs on how to borrow them and download them to a device,” said Rosalyn Spring, Antioch branch manager. “I know of four staff members that have purchased e-readers as much to learn about them as to use them.” At any given time, more than three-quarters of the system’s e-books have been checked out, according to statistics from Mid-Continent Public Library. In September Amazon. com began to allow users of its Kindle e-reader to access library collections for the first time, adding to the demand for digital library books. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Keeping on top of buying Emily Roper-Parsons is the new adult outreach coordinator for Tri-County Mental for this collection is a chalHealth Services. She took on this role in the fall. lenging task for Mid-Continent Public Library. Seasonal affective disorder is a as You Age. This deals with staying “I try to purchase books seasonal depression. involved and active as you grow once a week,” said Amy older. Other subjects include how Fisher, readers and referAdditional topics to differentiate between delirium, ence services manager, in a Another presentation topic has depression and dementia; social press release. “This makes it the catchy name Stinkin’ Thinkin’. connections during aging; surviveasier to keep up the num“Sometimes just changing your ing loss and several aspects of care ber of copies and fill holds. mind, changing how you think giving. When we purchase titles, about things can change your “Older people and their carewe buy one copy and then mood,” Roper-Parsons said. “We givers face some unique challengincrease our copies based basically get thought patterns that es,” Roper-Parsons said. “However on the holds list. We try to are maladaptive, like black and there are often several solutions, purchase as many patron white thinking. Most things in life and sometimes it’s just a matter of requests as possible.” fall into a grey area, so thinking in being aware of services.” By purchasing based on For additional information call simple black and white can lead us patron desires, the library 877-0453 or e-mail emilyrp@trito assume the worst.” system is able to fill the Another presentation is Engage countymhs.org. needs of e-book users but is also able to learn more about what these readers prefer. The most popular genres are romance and mystery, but patron requests have recently added more books of Liberal Arts degree in the Col- interests in debates about parking, in the western and inspiralege of Arts and Sciences, McDaniel representation and record mainte- tional fiction genres. Branch manager Spring devoted his time to the Student nance. Over the summer of 2010, can evaluate the e-book Government Association and to UMKC’s Mock Trial team, becom- McDaniel volunteered to teach trial offerings as both a borrower ing a national finalist in 2010-2011. advocacy for the UMKC School of and as a library worker. “Many of us still like to In another Mock Trial competi- Law’s UMKC PLUS, a diversity protion, the John Marshall Law School gram for students from universities browse a library building Diversity Challenge, McDaniel took around the country. His work cul- and relish all the beautisecond place. minated in the students conducting ful books, but there are As an SGA senator, he also was a Mock Trial for their parents at times when an e-reader is handy,” she said. “I always a tireless spokesperson for student graduation.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has selected five graduating seniors as fall 2011 Vice Chancellor Honor Recipients. Among them is Anthony McDaniel of Gladstone. McDaniel was commended for both scholarship and participation in programs outside of the classroom. While earning a Bachelor
LEARN TO USE E-BOOKS Mid-Continent Public Library offers a 90minute demonstration to teach patrons how to use OverDrive to download e-books from its collection to an ereader. The program provides a general overview of checking out e-books, including hardware and software requirements. Rosalyn Spring, Antioch branch manager, said library staff regularly field questions about using e-books and e-readers. Upcoming demonstration sessions in the Northland include: ■ Saturday, Jan. 10, Kearney branch, 7 p.m. ■ Wednesday, Jan. 21, Parkville branch, 10 a.m. ■ Saturday, Jan. 24, North Oak branch, 7 p.m. ■ Thursday, Feb. 23, Antioch branch, 2 p.m. like to have something to read when I am waiting … for anything. My e-reader already has about six books on it, and it isn’t as big as a single print book.” Patrons can access the library’s electronic titles any time of day and even when they can’t visit one of the branches, Spring said. “Libraries simply have to keep up with technology to be relevant,” she said. “Many folks can’t afford to buy books online or in print or pay for Internet services. We have to keep up with the times so that we can provide reading materials, information services and entertainment for everyone.” Mid-Continent Public Library tries to purchase the most current bestsellers and titles by the most popular authors, but many major publishers refuse to sell their e-books to libraries, according to a press release. “When Amazon and Barnes & Noble are advertising titles that we cannot get, it is frustrating for us trying to buy the copies and for the patrons who want to borrow them,” Fisher said. Patrons can submit a request for any title they would like to see by visiting any of the 30 Mid-Continent branches and speaking with a staff member.
CONNECTING: High priority on personal relationships Continued from Page A1 those not managed by the company, with tenant clients; • answering tenant calls about needed repairs and other property issues; • getting bids for repairs and property maintenance; • starting the eviction process, if necessary. Clients are charged a percentage of the monthly rent for a property for Key Connections’ services. O’Gorman is optimistic about the rental market.
“People leave Kansas City for jobs but also come to Kansas City for jobs,” she said. “There are people moving and wanting to rent.” Moulder owns rental property and has first-hand experience having a stranger calling her property home. To attract quality renters, she offers the same advice as she gives anyone trying to sell a home. “Neat, clean and maintained will get a home leased — and it will help get a house sold,” Moulder said. She and her partner both
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petitors. They would like to work with other property management companies in the area in a way similar to how real estate agents work on a home sale. In other words, there would be monetary payoff for companies to work to get their own clients’ properties rented as well as the properties managed by others.
Not everyone in the industry locally has been so open to the idea. In the meantime, Moulder said they would continue to work their other jobs to fund their lives until Key Connections had more clients. For more information, visit www.keyconnectkc.com or email service@keyconnectkc. com.
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Community Calendar TODAY, JAN. 5 BIBLE CAFE: Bible Café will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in North Kansas City in the DCC room of the church. Please enter the church through the doors by the large mailbox. Pastor Carla Hillyer will be leading discussion on the book of John, so be sure to bring your Bible if you have one. Participants also are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages. Child care will be provided. CHOIR: The Northland Sweet Adelines meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Antioch Community Church, 4805 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City North. For more information, contact Peg Simmons at 452-4302 or by email at email@example.com, or visit www.northlandchorus.org. RECOVERY: The Recovery Works Dual Recovery Treatment Group meets at Tri-County Mental Health Services from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Persons seeking help with mental health issues and substance use problems will find a positive environment. The meetings are at the Lebedun Center, 5844 N.E. Russell Road in Kansas City. For more information, contact Tri-County Mental Health Services at 468-0400 or visit www.tricountymhs.org. SINGLES GROUP: Kosmos Singles is a social group for adults 50 and older. A mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at L Big 12 (Formerly Howell’s), 420 NW Englewood Road, Kansas City North. A dollar donation is requested. For more information, visit www.kosmossingles.com. CANCER SUPPORT: New Hope Cancer Support meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Liberty Manor Baptist Church, on Birmingham Road in Liberty. The group includes men and women battling cancer or who are in remission. This group offers a safe and confidential environment for men and women battling cancer or in remission to share hopes, struggles and feelings. For more information, call Tom Atkins at 217-5813.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6 NARFE: The National Active & Retired Federal Employee’s Association Platte/Clay Chapter 2256
will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby Ave. in Kansas City North. All current or retired federal employees are invited to attend. For additional information, call Ethlyn McCleave at 454-3491. NAWS: The Northland Animal Welfare Society will meet at 6 p.m. in the Zona Rosa Community Room. Volunteer training will be discussed for the spay and neuter clinic scheduled to open Feb. 1 in Riverside. For more information, call 830-7759 or visit www. pcnaws.org. SNOWFLAKE FUN: Snowflake fun, for preschoolers age 3 to 6, is planned for 10 to 11 a.m. at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary. Call 781-8598 to register. Limit is 15 people. The fee is $8 per child. WINTER STARGAZING: As the winter months continue, the clear sky offers a wonderful view of the stars. This month we’ll be taking a look at our closest neighbor, the moon, and we’ll also explore constellations Taurus and Orion. Stargazing, for ages 6 and older, is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary. Call 781-8598 to register. Limit is 25 people. The fee is $8 for adults and $5 per child.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7 GENEALOGY: Join with members of the Northland Genealogy Society at 10 a.m. to learn tips for avoiding family history researching mistakes. Members will meet downstairs at the North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell St. Guest speaker Beth Foulk, a volunteer and instructor at the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, will present, “If I’d Only Known: Beginning Mistakes.” Her example-filled talk will cover such “ugh!” moments as pursuing the wrong family line and ways of getting research results more efficiently. The meeting is free and the public is invited; an elevator is available for access to the meeting room. If you need information or have questions, call 454-9017 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The society’s revamped website is at northlandgensoc.org.
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MONDAY, JAN. 9 CITY GOVERNMENT: The City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10 SCHOOL BOARD: The North Kansas City Schools Board of Education will have a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Doolin Center, 2000 NE 46th St., Kansas City. DAR: The William Boydston Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m. at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 N.E. Vivion Road in Kansas City North. The program will be “Conserving Our Bird Population,” featuring a representative from the Backyard Bird Center. Hostesses will be Janice Tilman and Pattie Underwood. For information, call Suzanne Botts at 468-4808.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 VOTER DEADLINE: Final day to register to vote in the Feb. 7 Missouri presidential primary election.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12 PACHYDERMS: The Clay County Pachyderms will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Staley Farms Golf Clubhouse, 10310 N. Olive Ave., Kansas City North. The program will feature Gary Lint, who will discuss the Honor Flight Network of Kansas City, and Ben Wierzbicki, chairman of the Clay County Republican Central Committee, who will provide an update on Central Committee activities and to describe plans for the 2012 elections. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers, which covers hors d’oeuvres and a drink ticket. For more information, visit www.claycopachyderms. org. SINGLES GROUP: Kosmos Singles is a social group for adults 50 and older. A mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at BOJO’s, 5410 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone. Kosmos will meet on the north side. For more information, visit www. kosmossingles.com.
BETA SIGMA PHI: Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Gamma Upsilon Chapter, will meet on at 7 p.m. For more info, call 547-6466.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13 HALF-DAY: Kindergarten through 12th-grade students in the North Kansas City Schools district will have a half-day of class because of staff development. SALE DROP-OFF: Volunteers will be at Hillside Christian Church, 900 N.E. Vivion Road, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accept good, sellable items for the next day’s garage sale to benefit the Atkins-Johnson farm and future museum. Donors are asked to have their items already priced when they are dropped off. Tax donation forms will be available for those who want them for their contributed items. For more information, call Sharon Smith at 835-2577.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14 FUNDRAISER: The Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hillside Christian Church, 900 N.E. Vivion Road. All proceeds will benefit Gladstone’s historic AtkinsJohnson Farm and its soonto-open museum. For more information, call Sharon Smith at 835-2577. ANIMAL FEEDING: The next live animal feeding at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary will take place at 3 p.m. until the animals are done eating. Come watch the snakes, turtles and other animals do what comes natural, eat. There is no fee, but donations are welcome. DAR: The Clay County Patriots Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the North Cross United Methodist Church at 1321 N.E. Vivon Road in Kansas City North. The meeting will feature a program on information available at the Clay County Archives. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, contact Lois at 4540709.
MONDAY, JAN. 16 NO SCHOOL: Kindergarten through 12th-grade students in the North Kansas City Schools district will not have class because of Martin Luther King Day. CLOSED: Gladstone city offices will be closed.
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Gladstone Dispatch A5
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
New belts, new ranks
Students at AKKA Karate, 7504 N. Oak Trafficway in Gladstone, recently received their new belts. Pictured are Savannah Bourn, purple belt; Liam Connelly, first-degree brown belt; Kyler Hurst, orange belt; Brayden Wenta, purple belt; back row, Brent Troutner, third-degree brown belt; Sam Middleton, owner; Bubba Vantuyl, adult first-degree brown belt-junior black belt; and Annie Lee, thirddegree brown belt. Not pictured are Jason Hurst, orange belt and Terry Moore, first-degree brown belt. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Your Letters Local shoppers make retail, eatery wish list After much discussion among family, friends, and neighbors, I would like to give you a list of suggested merchants for the new Antioch Center. The people I have talked to have all lived in the Antioch trade area for 30 to more than 40 years and we believe the demographic would support these retailers and restaurants. Retailers: Kohls, Hallmark or other card/party store, Bed Bath & Beyond,
Bath & Body Works, Old Navy, Pier One, a sporting goods store, a medial supply/rental store. We are also hoping Walgreens might go to 24 hours once the new center is open as there are no 24hour pharmacies in our area. Food: Cafeteria such as Bishops (not another Chinese buffet), some kind of ice cream place, frozen custard or a Dairy Queen (there is nowhere to buy ice cream cones in the immediate area anymore. Dairy Queen would be great!), Minsky’s pizza is a
big “want” item, Chick-filA, Arby’s (there is one on North Oak but it is quite a drive from our area. Sandwiches are cold by the time you get them home). Of course if we can land Stroud’s, it would attract a great deal of traffic. This is not a complete list, but it represents the places mentioned most during conversations with residents who would like to have the opportunity to patronize Antioch Center again. Also, we are all quite interested in seeing Metro North re-open and
become the only enclosed shopping center north of the river. People are tired of driving to Oak Park Mall and Independence
In recognition of his dedication and commitment to Missouri’s Beef Cattle Industry, state Rep. Jerry Nolte, R-Gladstone, was honored with the 2011 Friend of Missouri Cattlemen award by the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. The award is given to legislators who are influential in protecting animal agriculture and specifically beef producers in Missouri. Nolte was selected for the award because of his commitment to the agriculture industry and his recognition of the industry as a major economic sector of agriculture. Throughout his time in the legislature he has supported legislation to assist farmers and promote the agriculture industry. “Rep. Nolte recognizes the value of animal agriculture and its importance to the state of Missouri,” stated Jeff Windett, Executive Vice President of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. “He has been a valuable friend of agriculture and in particular the beef industry.” The Missouri Cattlemen Association is a nonprofit, member-driven organization Center in order to shop in focused on protection and an enclosed mall. promotion of the “economic, educational, political, and Sandi Edmundson, social interests of the MisGladstone souri beef cattle industry.”
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Reading Across Missouri 2012 Newspapers across Missouri are promoting reading and sharing history in a new serialized story for young readers this January. This is the eighth year for this annual statewide reading campaign. “Patriotic Pals, Tails of the Civil War,” marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil Read a War, 1861 new chapter to 1865, in each week a historithrough cal fiction March 1 series narin the rated by Gladstone Dispatch. Chuck, a border collie from Missouri, a Border State during the war. This nine-chapter series highlights pups with a purpose — dog mascots from the Civil War. Each chapter features a canine that participated in or witnessed a fray or major battle, from St. Louis to Pennsylvania, concluding in Illinois with Fido, the beloved mutt Abraham Lincoln left behind when he was called to Washington, D.C., to serve as president. With a folksy, light-hearted paw, Chuck leads readers on a journey of Civil War battles from a pup’s point of view. Entertaining and educational, “Patriotic Pals” is a heartwarming tale of canine courage and loyalty.
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MEADOWBROOK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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THE HARMONY VINEYARD 600 NE 46th Street Kansas City, MO 64116
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6 1441 NE Englewood Rd. Sunday Service ....................... 10:30 am Sunday School ..........................9:15 am Rev. Seth Wheeler Childcare Available www.northminsterkc.org 453-2545
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Gladstone Dispatch A7
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News in Brief
Marriage Licenses MARRIAGE LICENSES RECORDED IN CLAY COUNTY DEC. 19 TO 23, 2011: ■ RODNEY ALEXANDER AMES, 22, PROVO, UT, CHELSEA JOY BARBER, 21, PROVO, UT; ■ JEFFREY NOLAN MORRISS, 47, KANSAS CITY, SUSAN ELISE PROPHET, 43, KANSAS CITY; ■ JOAH GLEN BEAGLEY, 27, AVOCA, PA, KATHRYN MARIE MORRIS, 26, KANSAS CITY; ■ TERENCE JONES, 41, KANSAS CITY, ANGELA MARITSA CRUZ, 42, KANSAS CITY; ■ MARTIN MARTINEZ, JR, 24, KANSAS CITY, ELIA MARIANA AYALA, 25, LAWRENCE, KS; ■ ZACHARY BAILEY ANDERSON, 30, KANSAS CITY, MEGAN ELIZABETH MORRIS, 24, GLADSTONE;
■ JARED COLLINS SLOAN, 28, KANSAS CITY, HEATHER LYNNE DIXON, 28, KANSAS CITY; ■ GREGORY MICHAEL TEMPLE, 26, DES MOINES, IA, JESSICA DIANE BENNETT, 23, DES MOINES, IA; ■ TODD JOSEPH KENNEY, 32, KANSAS CITY, LORI MICHELLE AGEE, 27, LIBERTY; ■ LARRY GENE FENTON, 71, KEARNEY, HELEN MARIE SHORT, 62, KEARNEY; ■ ERIC LEE DRECKMAN, 20, KANSAS CITY, JACQUELINE BREANN KEATH, 21, KANSAS CITY; ■ TIMOTHY JOHN POWELL, 22, KANSAS CITY, RACHEL JOY MCNELIS, 26, KANSAS CITY; ■ AARON THOMAS HURST, 33, KANSAS CITY, KATHRINE ANN JORGENSEN, 30, KANSAS CITY;
■ RUSSELL BYRON WALTER, 35, KANSAS CITY, ERIN NICOLE WILEY, ■ JAMES PATRICK MURIE, 52, 33, KANSAS CITY; KANSAS CITY, DEBORAH ANN HUFF, 52, KANSAS CITY.
Bowling clinic during spring break
On the Lanes The following weekly high scores at Gladstone Bowl were submitted by Vicki Bowman.
Men High Game Mike Pedersen 279 Registration has begun for a spring Dave Martin 278 break bowling clinic, co-sponsored by Klint Knapp 278 Gladstone Parks and Recreation and Gladstone Bowl. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 7. The clinic will be Women High Game held at Gladstone Bowl, 300 N.W. 72nd Willa Russell 258 249 St. in Gladstone. The program fee is Darlene Burkhart 236 $20 and includes a free snack and soft Lynn Crowley 235 drink, as well as shoe rental and use of Julie Mc Cook Beth Rankin 227 the center’s bowling balls. The program offers something for each child regardless of skill level. Tips, Senior Men High Game 258 tricks and techniques will be offered to Jim Gibson Sr. 257 improve your child’s game. The clinic Dan Hampton David Otto 256 days are Thursday and Friday, March 15 Gary Poos 255 and 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Palmer Richardson 254 Registration can also be done in John Shriner 246 person at Parks & Recreation inside Gladstone City Hall or the Gladstone Senior Women High Game Community Center, or by mail. Send Linda Hughes 234 registration form along with payment Barbara Butts 212 to Gladstone City Hall, Attn: Bowling Artice Kramer 210 Clinic, 7010 N. Holmes, Gladstone, MO Norene Piet 208 64118. Kathy Coleman 204 For information, contact Russ Collins Jeanette Naylor 203 at 423-4085 or RussC@gladstone.mo.us. Sharon Johnson 203
Men High Series Dave Martin Dwayne Craft Bob Zollmann Dave Paterson Rich Bryant
772 754 740 729 726
Women High Series Willa Russell 649 Julie Mc Cook 618 Lanai Amick 615 Lynn Crowley 613 Senior Men High Gary Poos Jim Gibson Sr. Larry Wilson Dan Hampton Frank Van Alst Bill Armilio
Series 691 678 678 666 646 634
Senior Women High Series Barbara Butts 581 Artice Kramer 577
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