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3 candidates for vacancy to be interviewed in open session April 24 Three directors were sworn in April 10 for threeyear terms on the North Kansas City Schools Board of Education. They included returning member Melissa Joy Roberts and newcomers Dr. Chip Luerding and Jay Wilson. The board also elected new officers: Joe Jacobs, president; Terry Ward, vice president; and T. Stone, treasurer. The elected body remains one director short. Board member Tammy Henderson
resigned from the school board in January to apply for an administrative position with the school district. It was too late at that time to add a fourth spot on the ballot, so the board posted the vacancy and invited interested parties to apply for a one-year appointment. Three ind iv idua ls expressed interest, and all will be interviewed in an open session during the Tuesday, April 24, meeting. The three include for-
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The 2012-2013 NKC North Kansas City Schools Board of Education includes Treasurer T. Stone, President Joe Jacobs, Melissa Joy Roberts, Jay Wilson, Vice President Terry Ward and Dr. Chip Luerding. A seventh member will be sworn in May 8 after applicants are interviewed. mer board member Chace Ramey, former board member Dixie Youngers and Shirley Fessel. The board will select the appointee immediately following the April 24 interviews. The seventh board member will be sworn in during the May 8 board
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The North Kansas City Schools Board of Education is actively working to avoid a school tax rate increase in August, and board members recently took steps to save taxpayers $1.9 million. The Board of Education approved a bond resolution March 27 authorizing Oppenheimer & Co. to refinance two existing bond issues to achieve lower interest rates without extending the length of the debt. The results of that transaction were presented to the school board April 10. Oppenheimer & Co. reported that the refinance saved $1.9 million — the equivalent of 11 cents on the tax levy rate. Because of the weak economy, falling property values, and the district’s total assessed valuation below 2004 levels, the district would have faced a revenue shortfall in its debt service fund. The debt service fund is the portion of school taxes used exclusively to pay principle and interest on facility/bond debt. The debt service levy for North Kansas City Schools now stands at $1.02 per $100 of assessed valuation. The 11-cent savings from the refinance, combined with a small “spend down” from the bond reserves, will allow the board to keep the debt service levy at $1.02 when the annual rate is set in August. This is the fourth time in recent years the district has refinanced its bonds to keep school tax rates from increasing. — North Kansas City Schools
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Marriage Licenses MARRIAGE LICENSES RECORDED IN CLAY COUNTY APRIL 2, THROUGH 6, 2012: ■ DEAN DALE BOSWORTH, 33, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, YALONDA DAWN CRESON, 24, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS; ■ CHRISTOPHER KENNETH MERRIMAN, 28, KANSAS CITY, JENNIFER RAE LOPEZ, 33, KANSAS CITY; ■ WILLIAM WILLARD CAIN, 64, LIBERTY, LOIS MAXINE HACKER, 76, LIBERTY; ■ NATHAN THOMAS MUNRO, 31, LIBERTY, KELLY ANN SHUCK, 21, LIBERTY; ■ RICHARD EARNEST ROBERSON, 42, KANSAS CITY, JEANETTE LANE WALLACE, 37, KANSAS CITY; ■ MATTHEW DENNIS SPOHN, 21, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, CORINE MARIE CAPPS, 23, PLEASANT VALLEY; ■ BILLY DEAN AGNEW, 39, LIBERTY, DENISA LYNN SONICH, 36, LIBERTY; ■ DAVID JAMES HUDLEMEYER, 23, KANSAS CITY, KAREN REBEKAH POWERS, 20, KANSAS CITY; ■ DANIEL CARL MADINGER, 32, HAMILTON, KELLEE RENEE WOOD, 34, KANSAS CITY; ■ JOHN CHRISTOPHER DIAZ, 28, KANSAS CITY, AMANDA ANN CONRAD, 26, BATES CITY; ■ JOHN CHRISTOPHER MAY, JR, 62, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, CAROLYN LORRAINE JOHNSTON, 46, GLADSTONE; ■ SCOTT MATTHEW BLAU, 22, INDEPENDENCE, JESSICA LYNN WAIT, 23, INDEPENDENCE.
SENIOR SENIOR It was one of those laborious waits. The waiting room seemed to have created some vacuum where time stood still, nay went backward. Elliot was getting checked to see how ready she was to get her wisdom teeth removed. They could have simply asked me. She was not ready … not happy at all about the idea. Out of desperation, I befriended who I came to find out was one of the most interesting 4-yearold boys in the history of waiting rooms. His name was Reggie, and he was alive, truly alive. I asked him if he had a dog. He does have one BIG dog with an indiscernible name. He asked if I had a duck. Sadly, I do not. Our introduction continued. When asked if he had a bike, he affirmed that he did and indeed knows how to ride it. When asked if I had a helicopter, I hung my head in regret. “No. No, I do not have a helicopter.”
be under that tarp? She pondered it all in her 5year-old mind and asked, “Could it be a camel?” Mark could not deny the possibility, though remote, DIANE that it could indeed be a camel. POPENHAGEN In my meditation group, we are practicing deep Reggie made the time fly, and we laughed as we listening. When someone explored the intricacies of speaks, I try not to formubeing two different races, late my next line of dialogue, but rather listen to two different genders, two different ages — just each thing being said and two different people. With all that is going unspoken. Reggie gave me the gift all the latest news of the enduring stain that racism of deep listening. As the recipient, it was healing and sexism have left on and transformational. the fabric of this nation So many of the senior and the hearts of its people, Reggie and I were writ- citizens I work with haven’t been listened to in years. I ing our own news, broadencourage you, rather than casting our own peace. demand to be listened to, I was reminded of the practice deep listening time we traveled to Minnesota with my sister and wherever you go. Listen to your caregiver; listen her daughters. We were to your hair stylist; listen in our shared hotel room to your doctor. It is a gift looking out of the bay window at a construction that will be returned to you when you least expect it zone. There was a giant mound covered by a tarp. and most need it. And when you do listen Mark, my husband, asked Victoria (my oldest niece) deeply, compassionately, you will see the endless what she thought could
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ties program will be recognized. To round out the morning celebration, Clay County Presiding Commissioner Pam Mason will present a proclamation recognizing Older Americans Month. Light refreshments will be available. This event is open to older adults and their families; admission is free.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Northland News in Brief
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and make some new friends in the process. Those bringing plants are asked to label them if possible. Registration is not The Gladstone Green required. Home Show will return FriFor more information, call day and Saturday, April 20 Gladstone Parks and Recreand 21, for its third year. ation at 423-4091. Sponsored by the city of Gladstone, Home Builders Association of Kansas City and the Builders Development Corp., the show will open at 5 p.m. April 20 at the Gladstone Community WoofStock, billed as a fesCenter, 6911 N. Holmes. It tival for dogs and people, will feature a variety of ven- will be Sunday, May 6, at dors showcasing green home Zona Rosa. The fifth annual 5K dog improvements and products designed to make your home walk and pet adoption day or business more environ- sponsored by the Northland Animal Welfare Society will mentally efficient. A variety of vendors and be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities at the familyspecialists will be on hand to discuss energy-efficient friendly event include rafhome improvements, alter- fles, a canine fashion show, native energy sources for the demonstrations and awards home, decorating ideas and ceremony. Vendors with pet energy audits. There will be products and a live DJ will something for everyone at be on site. Area rescue groups this year’s home show. will showcase adoptable dogs This free event is open to and cats, and low-cost pet the public. Show hours are 5 microchipping will be availto 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to able. On-site registration begins 6 p.m. Saturday. at 7:30 a.m., followed by a blessing of the pets at 8:15 a.m., the 5K, one-mile walk and entertainment. Events conclude with “Yappy Happy Hour” at 2:30 p.m. at the Herford House patio. Registration is $30 and can be done online at www. enter2run.com. For more information, Do you have an especially green thumb? Is your garden call 336-1888 or visit www. growing out of control? Do pcnaws.org. you have more plants than you want or would you just like to trade some of your variety for another? If so, consider attending Gladstone’s Spring Plant Exchange. The no-cost exchange will take place from 8:30 a.m. to The Liberty Missouri Stake 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Oak Grove Park. of The Church of Jesus Christ Started in 2004 by Glad- of Latter-day Saints will host stone Parks & Recreation and the second annual Kansas City Gardener Beth Houli- City Missouri Temple Run, han, the plant exchange has a free 5K walk and run and grown each year and is an kids’ run for families and opportunity for gardeners to individuals. It will be held share their wealth with oth- at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19. The public is invited to parers. Gardeners are encouraged ticipate. The Temple Run will be to load their extra perennials into their trunks and meet at a free event benefiting In the large shelter house in the As Much Ministries, a local park, 76th and North Troost, charity that provides food to trade with other gardeners and other necessities to those
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Temple Run returns for second year
in need. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to donate items including toilet tissue, laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, hamburger helper, or the following canned goods: spaghetti sauce, pork and beans or red beans. The event will begin and end near the site of the Kansas City Missouri Temple, 7001 Searcy Creek Parkway in Kansas City. The free event, open to all ages, will consist of the 5K race beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a kids run at 11:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 11. Pre-registration is required for all participants by Tuesday, May 15. Register online at www.TempleRun.net or request an entry form from Shawna Tree at 913-708-4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Commemorative T-Shirts may be purchased on the website or by contacting Tree and must be ordered by Tuesday, May 1.
MoDOT gears up to make K.C. trash free The Missouri Department of Transportation is gearing up for warmer weather while taking a stand against trash. On Thursday, April 19, the MoDOT Kansas City District will have employees sporting orange safety vests, working along the road side picking up litter, and helping to keep Missouri roads clean and safe while beautifying the area in preparation for the 2012 MLB AllStar Game. Although MoDOT makes an effort to clean up the highways during the spring and summer months, April is the annual No MOre Trash! Bash, a monthlong litter awareness campaign. The purpose is to educate about the effects that litter has on the environment while urging communities to get involved in the fight against trash on roads. The bash is an annual event sponsored by the Missouri departments of Conservation and Transportation and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, according to a press release.
Missouri News in Brief
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from 1993 to 2000, before briefly serving as governor after the sudden death of former Gov. Mel Carnahan. Before that, he represented Boone County in the state Former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson Senate. has been indicted for allegedly launder— Dick Aldrich for Missouri News Horizon ing campaign contributions through the workers’ compensation insurance company he once ran. The charge is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison, though it’s unlikely Wilson, a Democrat, will receive Missouri has named a new poet laureate. the maximum sentence. On Friday, April 13, the governor The federal indictment says Wilson funneled a total of $8,000 in contributions to announced that William Trowbridge, a the Missouri State Democratic Committee professor emeritus from Northwest Misin 2009. The souri State University, would serve the money was next two years as poet laureate, presenting and lecturing on poetry throughout given to the the state. committee The author of more than 340 from the Herpublished or forthcoming poems, zog Crebs law Trowbridge of Lee’s Summit has firm in St. Louis, published eight collected volbut the funds had been taken from umes of poetry including the coffers of the 2011’s “Ship of Fool.” Missouri EmployA five-member committee ers Mutual comselected Trowbridge from a pany that Wilson number of applicants. He ran as CEO from is the state’s third ever poet 2007 until his abrupt laureate. dismissal by the board of directors last Trowbridge’s poetry is distinguished by its interest in humor and an summer. Wilson previously served as chairman exploration of comedy’s sometimes-darkof the state Democratic Party from 2004 er elements, as in this excerpt of a poem to 2007. about vaudevillian performers he recited The indictment says the contributions, at the University of Nebraska in 2006. one of $5,000 and one of $3,000, came “He needs to bring the house down from former MEM board member Doug every night, to kill us, to knock us dead. Morgan with the knowledge of Wilson, Finally he hits his mark and, batting but without the knowledge of the MEM opera lashes lisps: I will kwill you, I will board. kwill you a million times,” Trowbridge Wilson later repaid the $3,000 contri- writes, describing the pressure a comedic bution with a personal check. performer feels from his audience. Wilson served as lieutenant governor — Missouri News Horizon
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
County writing road, bridge checks Lawsuit settlements begin flowing to cities, special districts By Nancy Hull Rigdon An issue that brought a lengthy, contentious legal battle has entered the celebration phase. Amid smiles, handshakes and congratulations, the Clay County Commission has approved four settlements related to the road and bridge funding lawsuit between the county and its cities and special road districts. “I am very pleased to see this finally move to resolution,” said Clay County Attorney Kevin Graham, who has been working on the case since he joined the county in January of 2005. “There has been a lot of money spent on judges and lawyers with this. And now, the cities can instead spend money on potholes and improving bridges.” Last month, the commission approved the first two settlements: $1.2 million to the Liberty Special Road District and $537,000 to the
city of Liberty. The first checks in those settlements have been cut and delivered. During an April 9 meeting, the commission approved two more settlements: $933,936 to the Gladstone Special Road District and $414,907 to the city of Gladstone. All cities and special road districts in the county were plaintiffs in the joint suit, which was filed in 2004. Graham said with the exception of the city of Kansas City, the county has either reached or is nearing a verbal settlement agreement with all cities and road districts outside of Liberty and Gladstone. “We’re still working with Kansas City to get this resolved. We’re not there yet,” Graham said. The settlement funding must go toward road and bridge improvements. The payments are coming from a county fund set aside for the purpose of paying lawsuit settlements.
The cities and special road districts had contended the county owed them money since county officials reduced road and bridge maintenance payments. The settlement payments are essentially back pay for 2008 to 2011. Gladstone City Counselor Randall Thompson, who attended the April 9 county meeting, said Gladstone is ready to spend the settlement money on improvements slated for 60th Street and 76th Street. “I am really elated that this is done,” Thompson said. “This is exciting.” Presiding Clay County Commissioner Pam Mason said, “This is very good news. We’ll just keep on going down the list.” Mason continued, “It goes to show what can be done when we work together. This is the beginning of more cooperation with municipalities countywide.”
Tax collections up nationwide
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Overall government tax collections for states increased $62.1 billion to $763.7 billion in fiscal year 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This includes: • corporate net income tax — $40.2 billion, up 9.4 percent; • individual income tax — $259.1 billion, up 9.8 percent; • general sales tax revenue — $240.9 billion, up 8.2 percent. Corporate net income tax revenue, individual income tax revenue and general sales tax revenue comprised 70.7 percent of all state government tax collections nationally. Missouri ranks No. 23 for most tax revenue collected with $10.1 billion. Of this, $26.7 million is from property tax and $4.6 billion is from sales
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Maple Woods retires jersey, starts scholarship Matt Mason was never a quitter, according to friends and former teammates. So it’s fitting that his legacy will never fade from Metropolitan Community College’s Maple Woods campus near Liberty and Gladstone. Eight months after Chief Petty Officer Matthew David Mason died in Afghanistan, friends, family, former teammates, former coaches and well-wishers gathered to remember and honor him. A ceremony Sunday, April 15, marked opening day for a fundraising campaign to create a scholarship bearing Matt Mason’s name in his honor. At the event, friends and family recounted the life of a man who didn’t believe in giving up.
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Mason, a Navy SEAL, died serving his country as he was among 30 U.S. troops who were killed in Afghanistan when the Chinook helicopter they were in was shot down by insurgents Aug. 6, 2011. Mason was a decorated SEAL who was awarded two bronze stars and a purple heart. Despite injuries sus-
tained in Iraq, Mason insist- speaker of the day. Key ed — successfully so — to played baseball with Mason at Maple Woods in 1993. return to the Navy SEALS. “This is where it all started. A rare retirement This is where hundreds of Mason, a 1992 graduate Matt’s friends started — on of Kearney High School and the field,” Key said told an 1998 graduate of North- overflowing crowd in the west Mis- Maple Woods student center. souri State Key played center field University, while Mason played right played right field. field in the “Together, we roamed the 1993, 1994 outfield,” Key said. and 1995 Key recalled Mason diving b a s e b a l l for balls that weren’t even Matt Mason seasons at close. He also recalled drills Metropolitan Community when players would take College-Maple Woods, where turns at a line for the coach he earned his associate arts to hit a ball to. Upon commitdegree. ting an error, players would Merna Saliman, president go back to await their turn to of the Maple Woods campus try again. Not Mason. for MCC, noted during the “The few times that ceremony that Mason’s No. Mason would make a mis11 jersey number would be take, he wouldn’t go back … just the fourth baseball jer- he would wait for the coach sey number ever retired by to hit him another because the school. Former St. Louis failure was not an option for Cardinal, now Los Angeles No. 11,” Key said. Angels player Albert Pujols, Key also said Mason would Pujols’ personal trainer Chris constantly have the dirtiest Millhill and Miami Marlins uniform from sliding and player Logan Morrison are making plays, not interested the only three before April in dusting himself off. 15 to have their numbers “Matt had a lot of passion retired at Maple Woods. and love for the game,” said Marty Kilgore, Maple Woods Forging friendships head baseball coach. Among MCC officials, Key said Mason never Jason Key was the featured stopped giving it his all.
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TO DONATE ■ Visit the foundation page on the Metropolitan Community College website at mcckc. edu/foundation. Click on “Ways to Give,” then “Donate” to bring up the window with the link for scholarships. ■ Buy a Matt Mason military dog tag for $15 at any Metropolitan Community College bookstore. “It means a lot to our family that Matt’s legacy is going to be continued and honored here,” Jessica Mason said. Jessica was pregnant with the couple’s third child when Matt died. She named him Honor Matthew Mason for his fallen father. A group of friends who started the scholarship endeavor are encouraging people to buy personalized military dog tags for $15 each. They are available in MCC bookstores, and proceeds go to the scholarship fund.
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Following the ceremony, friends and family lingered — recalling memories of Mason and catching up with each other. Bobby Wisdom, a friend of Mason’s who helped organize the event and scholarship, said baseball was just a small part of their lives, but the foundation of friendship. “We all know him from the baseball field,” Wisdom said in an interview after the ceremony. “Matt grew into a national hero.” Wisdom said he and other friends of Mason’s were discussing that when they decided to form a scholarship in his name. “We had an idea, we just wanted to do something for Matt,” Wisdom said. They got in touch with MCC officials and after talking to Kilgore, who was an assistant coach when Mason played, decided to get his jer-
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sey number retired. Wisdom said Kilgore was a driving force behind the effort. After many planning meetings and brainstorming, it all came together to have the ceremony in conjunction with a game for Mason’s family to be there. A wet field and windy day, the ceremony was moved indoors before the Monarch’s game. Mason’s family, including parents David and Betty of rural Holt; wife Jessica with children Levi, 5, Logan, 3, and Honor, 5 months, of Virginia Beach, Va.; sat in the front row. They were presented with Maple Woods Monarchs T-shirts bearing No. 11 and commemorative baseballs. “We think Matt would be really proud,” David Mason said. The scholarship will support a second-year Monarchs player who has shown leadership, dedication, passion and heart — both academically and athletically. These character traits are what Matt’s family, friends and acquaintances will forever remember him by, friends said during the ceremony. Despite not being on a field for a game, Levi still threw a ceremonial first pitch on stage.
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“Matt practiced like it was the seventh game of the World Series,” Key said. Mason went on to Northwest Missouri State University to play baseball and earn a Bachelor’s of Science in geology and geography in 1998 before joining the Navy.
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Gladstone Dispatch A7
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Community Calendar TODAY, APRIL 19 BIBLE CAFE: Bible Café is held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at First Christian Church, 2018 Gentry St. in North Kansas City. Enter at the doors by the mailbox. Pastor Carla Hillyer leads discussion on the Gospel of John; bring your Bible if you have one. Participants also are encouraged to bring their own snacks. Free coffee, hot chocolate or lemonade is available, depending on the weather. Child care is available. For more information, call 842-2341. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.tri-countymhs.org. WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: TOPS Chapter 1072 meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Kansas City North Community Center at 3930 N. Antioch Road. The group’s mission is to support members as they Take Off Pounds Sensibly. For more information, call Virginia Alban at 453-2370. PARKINSON’S EXERCISE: Parkinson’s seated exercise begins at 1 p.m. each Thursday at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 4301 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City North. The Parkinson FoundationHeartland program is free. BETA SIGMA PHI: Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Gamma Upsilon Chapter, will meet on at 7 p.m. For more info, call 547-6466. 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. BUNCO: The Gladstone Community Center will host Bunco Night. Check-in starts at 6 p.m., with the first roll of the dice at 6:15 p.m. Registration runs through Tuesday, April 17, and there is limited space available. The cost for community center members is $5, and non-members can play for $7. There will be refreshments and door prizes. It is open to the public. For more information, visit www.gladstonecom-
munitycenter.com or call 4234200. STATE OF THE CITIES: The Clay County Economic Development Council will host the 2012 State of the City Luncheon 11:30 a.m. at Harrah’s North Kansas City, 1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City. To reserve seats for the luncheon or for additional information, call 468-4989 or e-mail email@example.com. KOSMOS SINGLES: Kosmos Singles, a social group for adults 50 and older, will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at Latin Bistro, 6924 N. Oak Trafficway in Gladstone. The phone number is 420-9333. Meet in large room left. A dollar donation is requested. For more information, visit www.kosmossingles. com.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 GIRLS NIGHT: St. Patrick Church and School will host their first-ever girl’s night out shopping event, Girlfriends Galleria, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The galleria in the St. Patrick gym will feature more than 20 vendors with jewelry, children’s clothes, purses, decor and other specialty items just in time for wedding season, Mother’s Day and graduation. Tickets cost $10 at the door. St. Patrick is at 1401 NE 42nd Terrace in Kansas City North. The school provides faith and education for students preschool through eighth grade. Proceeds from this event will help students in need of tuition assistance. For more information, visit www.stpatrickkc.com. HOME SHOW: The Gladstone Green Home Show will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Gladstone Community Center. This free event is sponsored by the city of Gladstone, Home Builders Association of Kansas City and the Builders Development Corp. SPRING SALE: Faubion United Methodist Church, 72nd and North Troost in Gladstone, will hold its Spring Sale and book Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Items for sale will include books, household and miscellaneous items, along with fresh home-baked goods, and trash-and-treasure specialties. YOGA: Basic Yoga will be offered at 10 a.m. for adults at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. This restorative class includes slow-paced stretching, simple breathing exercises and perhaps seated meditation. This is an opportunity to learn basic poses and relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration is required. ADOPTION ROUNDTABLE: A Community Adoption Roundtable will be held at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, in the West Wing, 1600 N. Missouri Highway 291. The
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FREE CONCERT: The North Star Community Band, under the direction of Faye Rader, and the Salvation Army Northland Corps Band, under the direction of Tom Carr, will have a joint concert titled “Conjunctions” at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Park High School Auditorium, 825 NE 79th Terrace in Kansas City North. Music selections will include: Strathcarron, Amazing Grace, Stars and Stripes Forever, Pas ReDouble, Irish Tune from County Derry, and the March from First Suite for Band by Holst. Admission to this family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The venue is handicapped accessible.
KOSMOS SINGLES: Kosmos Singles, a social group for adults 50 and older, invites the public to its annual Spring Fling Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 309 S. Stewart Road in Liberty. Entertainment by Oasis begins at 7:30 p.m. Light snacks will be served, but there is no cash bar — BYOB. Tickets are $10 in GARAGE SALE: American advance or $15 at the door. Legion Ladies Auxiliary will For tickets, call Fran Norton have a garage sale from 9 at 529-3950. a.m. to 5 p.m. at American BOATING COURSE: Legion Post 61, 5125 N. Bellaire in Claycomo. There Flotilla 30-1 of the United will be clothes, furniture and States Coast Guard Auxiliary more. It will continue Saturwill be offering the About Boating Safely course at day, April 21. the Clay County Courthouse Annex, 1901 N.E. 48th Street in Kansas City North. This course will be held from HOME SHOW: The Gladstone Green Home Show will 9 am until approximately 4 p.m. The class will be be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at offered again Saturday, May the Gladstone Community 5. For more information, call Center. This free event is 682-6552. sponsored by the city of Gladstone, Home Builders KOSMOS SINGLES: Association of Kansas City Kosmos Singles, a social and the Builders Developgroup for adults 50 and ment Corp. older, invites the public to its annual Spring Fling SPRING SALE: Faubion Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. at United Methodist Church, St. James Catholic Church, 72nd and North Troost in 309 S. Stewart Road in Gladstone, will hold its Liberty. Entertainment by Spring Sale and book Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items Oasis begins at 7:30 p.m. Light snacks will be served, for sale will include books, but there is no cash bar household and miscel— BYOB. Tickets are $10 in laneous items, along with advance or $15 at the door. fresh home-baked goods, For tickets, call Fran Norton and trash-and-treasure speat 529-3950. cialties.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
GARAGE SALE: American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 61, 5125 N. Bellaire in Claycomo. There will be clothes, furniture and more.
WALK N’ WAG: Walk N’ Wag, a one-mile walk to benefit the Gladstone Animal Shelter, will begin at 10 a.m. at Happy Rock Park Games for the dogs begin at 8:30 a.m. The Four Paws Fashion Show will begin at 9:15 a.m. Additional activities include an agility course and K-9 Good Citizen testing from The Dogs’ Spot Dog Training Center, a contest from Kansas City Disc Dogs and other demonstrations. Waggie Wishes will be displayed along the trail. For more information and registration fee details, call 423-4087.
MONDAY, APRIL 23 CITY GOVERNMENT: The City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall. QUILT SHOW: The Antioch Quilters and Stitchers Show will begin a oneweek display of projects
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TUESDAY, APRIL 24 SCHOOL BOARD: The North Kansas City Schools Board of Education will have an educational board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Doolin Center, 2000 NE 46th St., Kansas City. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT: A Parkinson’s support group meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 4301 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City North. For more information, call Alicia Scott at 214-7034. ESL: An English as a Second Language for adults is offered at 1 p.m. at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Participants can practice English skills, make new friends and partake of some light refreshments. Registration is required. DDRB: The Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Clay County will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the DDRB building, 920 S. Kent in Liberty. For more information, call 792-5255.
SUNDAY, APRIL 25 WOMEN’S STUDIES: Women’s Sunday at Grace Baptist Church will be at 10:15 a.m. during morning worship. The theme is “In the Potter’s Hands.” Marcia Binkley, who serves with husband Duane Binkley in ministry to Burmese ethnic Karen and Chin refugees both in the United States and Thailand, will be the guest speaker. She will present the morning message about “How God’s Hand Molded Her Life.” The church is at 3101 N.E. Vivion Road in Kansas City North. LIBRARY CATALOG: The program Online Catalog
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THURSDAY, APRIL 26 MENTAL HEALTH: Tri-County Mental Health Services will have its next presentation from at its office at the Northland Human Services Center, 3100 N.E. 83rd St. The topic will be “Foundations of Emotional Wellness.” Presentations are offered for groups or agencies in Clay County free of charge on older adult issues for older adults, staff/caregivers of older adults. KOSMOS SINGLES: Kosmos Singles, a social group for adults 50 and older, will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at Paddy O’Quigley’s, N.W. 64th and Chatham in Kansas City North. The phone number is 587-2110. Meet in the raised area. A dollar donation is requested. For more information, visit www.kosmossingles. com. BAKED POTATO FUNDRAISER: Help support the Northaven 2 neighborhood by visiting the Baked Potato Bar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Fairview Christian Church. The $5 admission gets you a hot potato with all the toppings, a desert and a drink. Toppings include butter, chili, bacon bits, cheese, onions, sour cream and salsa. NORTHAVEN 2 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: The Northaven 2 Neighborhood April meeting will follow the Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. to elect board members and officers. The guest speaker will be Sue Evers of the Federal Emergency Management Agency with information about the Map Your Neighborhood initiative.
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A8 Gladstone Dispatch
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Entertainment Calendar TODAY, APRIL 19 ■ ACT One production of “Cinderella”; 7 p.m.; Harmony Vineyard Church, Kansas City North; www. act1kc.com, 401-0040.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 ■ “He Is Us” Written by Leslie Liautaud; 7:30 p.m.; Corbin Theatre, Downtown Liberty Square. ■ ACT One production of “Cinderella”; 7 p.m.; Harmony Vineyard Church, Kansas City North; www. act1kc.com, 401-0040. ■ People in Motion performance; 7 p.m.; Liberty North High School auditorium.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 ■ Singer and songwriter, Hana Pestle, National College Tour; 8 p.m.; Gano Chapel, William Jewell College. ■ “He Is Us” Written by Leslie Liautaud; 7:30 p.m.; Corbin Theatre, Downtown Liberty Square. ■ Walk ‘N Wag benefit; 10 a.m.; Happy Rock Park, Gladstone; www. gladstone.mo.us. ■ Bridging The Gap’s 16th annual EarthWalk; 11 a.m.; Theis Park, Kansas City; www.earthdaykc.org. ■ Symphonic Band; 2 p.m.; John Gano Memorial Chapel, William Jewell College, Liberty. ■ “The Way We Worked” exhibit, from the National Archives in the Smithsonian Institution Exhibition; through April 21; Watkins Mill Visitor Center & Museum. ■ Microbrew festival; 1 to 5 p.m.; Parkville; www. parkvillemo.org. ■ Travis Marvin concert; 8 p.m.; Paradise Playhouse Dinner Theatre and
Events Center, Excelsior Springs; 630-3333. ■ ACT One production of “Cinderella”; 2 and 7 p.m.; Harmony Vineyard Church, Kansas City North; www.act1kc.com, 401-0040. ■ SPEAK at Screenland Armour; 2 p.m.; Screenland Armour, North Kansas City; http:// screenland.com/armour. ■ People in Motion performance; 7 p.m.; Liberty North High School auditorium.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26 ■ Flute Choir, 7:30 p.m.; Forbis Recital Hall, Pillsbury Music Center, William Jewell College, Liberty. ■ Negro Leagues Baseball Museum art exhibit; through April 27; Campanella Gallery, Park University. ■ ACT One production of “Cinderella”; 7 p.m.; Harmony Vineyard Church, Kansas City North; www. act1kc.com, 401-0040.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27 ■ Gatsby Days; Downtown Excelsior Springs. ■ ACT One production of “Cinderella”; 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Harmony Vineyard Church, Kansas City North; www.act1kc. com, 401-0040. ■ Weston Bluegrass Festival; 4 p.m. to midnight; New Deal Tobacco Warehouse, Weston. ■ 30th annual Show, Lions Club Antiques & Collectibles; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Weston Burley Tobacco House. ■ Sacred Geometrix, dance theater; 8 p.m.; City in Motion Dance Theater.
■ Final Fridays; 5 to 8 p.m.; Downtown Parkville.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28 ■ Masterworks: Brahms, Liberty Symphony Orchestra; 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Liberty Performing Arts Theatre, 1600 S. Withers Road, Liberty. ■ Salem Road concert; 8 p.m.; Paradise Playhouse Dinner Theatre and Events Center, Excelsior Springs; 630-3333. ■ Thomas/DeLancey Band; 7 p.m.; Corbin Theatre, Downtown Liberty Square. ■ Gatsby Days; Downtown Excelsior Springs. ■ Weston Bluegrass Festival; 10 a.m. to midnight; New Deal Tobacco Warehouse, Weston. ■ 30th annual Show, Lions Club Antiques & Collectibles; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Weston Burley Tobacco House. ■ Sacred Geometrix, dance theater; 8 p.m.; City in Motion Dance Theater.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29 ■ Weston Bluegrass Festival; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; New Deal Tobacco Warehouse, Weston. ■ William Jewell College’s Handbell Choir Spring Concert; 3 p.m.; Grace Episcopal Church, Liberty. ■ Gatsby Days; Downtown Excelsior Springs. ■ First Annual Jazz BEATS Brunch; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Just Off Broadway Theater, Kansas City; www.pan-cure.org. ■ Sacred Geometrix, dance theater; 2 p.m.; City in Motion Dance Theater. ■ NorthWinds Symphonic Band final concert; 3 p.m.; Park Hill South Auditorium.
Pond’s Picks Alcatraz: History and Design of a Landmark By Donald MacDonald & Ira Nadel Hardcover, 144 pages ($16.95)
How did a bleak chunk of isolated sandstone rock in San Francisco Bay become one of America’s hottest tourist attractions? Compact but packed with details, illustrations and info — especially when it comes to the unique, virtually impregnable features of its formidable structure — this fact-filled islandography of Alcatraz traces its long, colorful history through its use as a military fortress, federal penitentiary and, ultimately, national park toured by more than one million visitors each year, curious to see where Al Capone, “Machine Gun” Kelly and other notorious gangsters served their time on “The Rock.”
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Blu-ray +DVD + Digital Copy Combo Pack ($35.99)
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and newcomer Thomas Horn star in this emotionally sweeping, Oscar-nominated drama about an imaginative 11-year-old boy’s urgent quest that takes him across New York City — with a key to a mysterious lock he hopes is out there somewhere, a heavy sense of his
loss, and a ton of questions — after his father dies in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Bonus features include a making-of documentary, a closer look at the young actor at the center of the story and his impressive debut, and a feature on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding one 9/11 victim’s photograph on the site’s memorial wall. — American Profile Entertainment Editor Neil Pond
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Horoscopes ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, once you have your mind set on something, it is hard to get you to think about anything else. This dedication can be an asset at work but might also hinder relationships.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, you’re in good spirits this week and it could be because you received some good news that provides you with extra energy. Get tasks done and then have fun.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, it may be time for a change of scenery, especially if you feel like you need recharging. Browse available travel deals and you can probably find something affordable.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, accept help when it is offered. Doing so will reduce stress and put you in a better frame of mind. Someone close to you has a proposition.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, though you often
enjoy being the center of CAPRICORN attention, there are many Dec 22/Jan 20 times — like this week — Capricorn, with so much when you simply thrive change in the air, you may being able to recuperate want to shout it from the out of the limelight. hills. However, it may be wise to keep things hushhush for a while until it’s VIRGO all worked out. Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, when an opportunity presents itself, jump AQUARIUS on it without delay. This Jan 21/Feb 18 could be the break you’re Aquarius, there’s no time looking for, so don’t pass like the present to do a selfup the opportunity to get analysis and take the steps on board. to change something that has been on your mind. LIBRA You’ll have the support of family. Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, pick your battles and recognize that there PISCES are certain things that Feb 19/Mar 20 you just can’t change. It Pisces, positive thinking may prove frustrating, can often help you overcome obstacles, but so can but that’s the way it is. simply taking some action. SCORPIO Expect good news this Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, sometimes the week. best way to help someone is to leave them to their own devices. This week Famous birthdays you’ll adopt this approach, • April 15 — Emma and it will work out for the Thompson, Actress (53) best. • April 16 — Jon Cryer, Actor (47) • April 18 — Melissa Joan SAGITTARIUS Hart, Actress (36) Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, there is con- • April 20 — Don flict at home, you must Mattingly, Athlete (51) help reduce the tension. It • April 21 — Tony Danza, may take some time, but Actor (61) use this week to lay the — Metro Creative ground work.
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As you ﬁll out your ballot at the end of this section, please consider the businesses on the following pages.
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Dr. Marx provides excellent care for your entire family. Some of the services our office provides include: • Sealants • Teeth Straightening • Implants • Root Canals • Lumineers • WaterLase • ClearCorrect • Zoom Whitening
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BEST OF THE NORTHLAND BALLOT
The time has come once again to cast your vote for your favorite things. Who’s got the best burger in the Northland? What’s the best place to work out? Who’s the best car dealer? Where do you go for the best pizza? You tell us and look for the results in the special 22nd Anniversary insert of our “Best of the Northland” section publishing in the Liberty Tribune, Gladstone Dispatch and The Kearney Courier July 19th, 2012!
A MINIMUM OF 40 CATEGORIES MUST BE FILLED OUT FOR BALLOT TO BE COUNTED! PEOPLE & PLACES Please indicate place of business if choosing an individual. Favorite Northlander ___________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Waiter / Waitress (where)________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Bartender (where)______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Veterinarian __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Insurance Agent _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Hair Stylist / Barber (where) _____________________________ _____________________________________________________ Auctioneer ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Auto Mechanic ________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Pet Groomer __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Photographer__________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Personal Trainer (where) ________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Best Kept Secret _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Hair / Nail Salon_______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Tanning Salon_________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Day Spa ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Place to Work _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Law Office ____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Employment Agency ___________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Charitable Org. / Non Profit Org. _________________________ _____________________________________________________ Financial Advisor / Planner (where) _______________________ _____________________________________________________ REAL ESTATE Realtor (agent & what company)__________________________ _____________________________________________________ Real Estate Agency (location of agency) ____________________ _____________________________________________________ Home Builder _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Mortgage Co. _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Apartment Complex____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Assisted Living Complex ________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Senior Retirement Living (non-assisted) ____________________ _____________________________________________________ MEDICAL Hospital ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Medical Clinic ________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Family Physician (name & practice) _______________________ _____________________________________________________ OB / Gyn (name & practice) _____________________________ _____________________________________________________ Chiropractor (name & practice) __________________________ _____________________________________________________ Optometrist (name & practice) ___________________________ _____________________________________________________ Dentist (name & practice) _______________________________ _____________________________________________________ Orthodontist (name & practice) __________________________ _____________________________________________________ Eye Surgeon (name & practice) ___________________________ _____________________________________________________ Pediatrician (name & practice) ___________________________ _____________________________________________________ Weight Loss Center ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ In-Home Care _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ AUTOMOTIVE New Vehicle Dealership _________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Used Vehicle Dealership_________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Tire Dealer ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Repair Shop __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Auto Body / Collision Repair Shop ________________________ _____________________________________________________ Oil / Lube Shop________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Car Wash ____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
SCHOOLS Parochial / Private School _______________________________ _____________________________________________________ Teacher (who & what school) ____________________________ _____________________________________________________ University / College ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Preschool / Day Care ___________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Educational Consulting / Tutoring _________________________ _____________________________________________________ RETAIL If multiple locations, please indicate which location. Plumbing Co. _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Electrician ____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Exterminator __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Roofing Co. ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Home Exteriors Co. ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Art Gallery ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Appliance Store _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Massage Therapy_______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Place to Purchase Lawn & Garden Equip. ___________________ _____________________________________________________ Lawn Service__________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Carpet Cleaner ________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Grocery Store _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Convenience Store _____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Home Improvement Co._________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Garden / Nursery Center ________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Antique Store _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Home Accessories Store _________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Furniture Store ________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Shoe Store____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Men’s Clothing Store ___________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Women’s Clothing Store ________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Children’s Clothing Store________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Thrift Store ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Gift / Card Shop _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Music Store ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Dry Cleaner___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Bed & Breakfast _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Hardware Store ________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Jewelry Store __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Florist Shop ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Heating & Cooling Co. _________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Barber Shop __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Beauty Shop __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Pet Store _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Travel Agency _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Bank ________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Credit Union _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Disposal Service _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Computer Repair ______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Tattoo Parlor __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Boutique _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Pet Resort / Sitter Service________________________________ _____________________________________________________ SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT Gym / Workout Facility _________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Place to Bowl _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Place to Play Pool ______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Golf Course ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
Martial Arts Studio _____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Casino _______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Place to Hear Live Music ________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Northland Band _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Karaoke ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Bike Night / Best Car Show ______________________________ _____________________________________________________ Roller Skating Rink ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Dance / Gymnastics Studio ______________________________ _____________________________________________________ Tourist Attraction ______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Agricultural Tourism____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Deal for Family Night Out _______________________________ _____________________________________________________ FOOD & DRINK If multiple locations, please indicate which location. Family Restaurant ______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Breakfast Restaurant ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Deli / Sandwich Shop ___________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Pizza Place ____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Hamburger Joint _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Fast Food Restaurant____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ BBQ Restaurant _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Seafood Restaurant _____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Steak House __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Chicken Restaurant ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Oriental Restaurant ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Italian Restaurant ______________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Mexican Restaurant ____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Buffet ________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Cupcakes _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Doughnut Shop________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Bakery _______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Ice Cream / Frozen Custard Shop __________________________ _____________________________________________________ Cup of Coffee _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Salad Bar _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Sports Bar ____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Liquor Store __________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Farmers Market ________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
Y! R R U H Deadline for entries is Thursday, May 3 • 5:00 pm Please mail or bring your ballot to: Best of the Northland
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105 S. Jefferson, Kearney, MO 64060 Winners will be published in our 22nd Annual Best of the Northland edition on July 19, 2012. Ballots must be from our newspapers or you may vote online at
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Competitive Salary & Beneﬁts Home Health CNAs/HHAs and Bath Aides Needed in Liberty, North Kansas City
Police Officer Officer Dispatcher/Communications Officer Officer Application Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2012, 5pm See our job postings: w w w. p l e a s a n t v a l l e y m o . o r g
When applying for this position, please note your referral source and send resume, cover letter and samples to: News-Press TV, LLC Attn: Human Resources 825 Edmond St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 Or e-mail resume to email@example.com References must be made available upon request. New-Press TV, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.
NEWS ANCHOR / PRODUCER
Individuals, Partners, Retirees
Full-time public works laborer for the Village of Claycomo. Applications available at Claycomo City Hall 115 East 69 Hwy. Claycomo, MO
Worlds of Fun • Gladstone • Liberty Barry Rd / I-29
(816) 472-8181 K.K. Custom Are you a people person? Can you effectively communicate complex information with customers and serve as a consultant to their businesses? Do you provide top-notch customer service? The Liberty Tribune is looking for a sophisticated, energetic person to sell comprehensive marketing and advertising solutions to Northland businesses. This position will work with a base of existing customers, but will also rely on extensive new-business prospecting in search of long-term relationships with customers. This challenging position offers comprehensive benefits, paid time off and a base salary plus commission. EOE Send cover letter, resume and salary history to: Matt Daugherty Liberty Tribune Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your real estate license NOW! Classes start May 14- days, May 21- evenings in Gladstone. Free catalog. 816-455-2087. www.realestateprepschool.com HVAC INSTALLER: full time, experience needed, salary & benefits negotiable. 816-580-3543
PART TIME C A S H I E R / S TO C K E R Cody’s Quick Stop 405 E. Mill, Liberty
Part-Time Help Wanted at The Woodstripper in Liberty. Woodwrkng exp req’d. May become perm. Call Brad 816-510-3999.
Individual(s) to contract with the Liberty Tribune to sell newspaper subscriptions at local businesses in the Liberty and Kearney areas. Flexible hours. Interested individuals can call (816) 719-1224 or by email at email@example.com.
Hey, teenagers! Want to earn extra money?
NPG offers a competitive compensation package that includes a comprehensive benefits plan (medical/dental/vision/life/short-term and long-term disability, 125C and 401K with employer match, etc.). Candidate must pass a drug test and background test.
References must be made available upon request. New-Press TV, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.
● PT, 4-hour shift ● No weekends
A valid Missouri driver's license or the ability to obtain one is required.
When applying for this position, please note your referral source and send resume and cover letter, along with demo reel or link to on-line demo to: News-Press TV, LLC Attn: Human Resources 825 Edmond St. St. Joseph, MO 64501 Or e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
News-Press TV, LLC, is a cluster of television stations that broadcasts live local news on our FOX affiliate and 24/7 News & Weather channel in St. Joseph, MO. We are currently accepting applications for News Anchor / Producer to deliver our local newscast. We want someone who combines strong journalistic skills with a personality that will make our newscast more than a series of stories. The successful candidate will also gather news and report for other newscasts. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and strong news judgment. Candidates should be highly skilled at time management, organized, creative and a problem solver. Familiarity with non-linear editing, ENPS and enterprise story telling are a plus.
All Northland Area
NPTV offers a competitive compensation package that includes a comprehensive benefits plan (medical/dental/vision/life/short-term and long-term disability, 125C and 401K with employer match, etc.).
JANITORIAL OFFICE CLEANING
HOW TO APPLY: www.careerbyweb.com -ORSubmit your resume: email@example.com
Candidates must have a 4-year degree in Meteorology or equivalent and knowledge of a working broadcast weather department or combination of education and experience, familiarity with non-linear editing and weather computer software, ability to communicate effectively using a variety of electronic, oral and written methods, strong organizational skills, and strong news judgment. A valid Missouri driver's license or the ability to obtain one is required. Candidate must pass a drug test and background check.
Hiring Nurse Aides and CNA’S for Clay and Ray Counties, part to full time.Vacation pay & insurance available. 877-890-2130.
Great opportunity for a CNA/Bath Aide to join an established professional team focused on patient outcome. Strong clinical knowledge and a desire to help patients are required to join this elite team. Must have six months experience in last two years and a current CPR. MO and KS dual license a plus.
News-Press TV, LLC is a cluster of television stations that broadcasts live news and weather on our FOX affiliate and 24/7 News & Weather Channel in St. Joseph, MO. We are currently accepting applications for Meteorologist to deliver local weather for our newscasts. We are looking for someone who combines strong meteorology and journalistic skills with a personality that will make our weathercasts meaningful and informative.
is looking to contract youth ages 12-15 to sell newspaper subscriptions door to door in the Liberty area. Interested individuals can call (816) 719-1224 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
M-F, 8a-5p. Up to $10 /hr., paid weekly. Must be insured driver w/vehicle. Apply in person at 9am, M-F, The Cleaning Authority, 7624 N Oak Trfwy., Gladstone, MO 64118. 816-420-0909
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5 Owner Operators needed to start immediately from our Birmingham Mo Ramp! Triple Crown Needs Tractor Trailer Owner operators. Local and regional runs servicing as far as Denver. Call today. Lease purchase available. 1 Year Tractor Trailer experience required. 800756-7433 www.triplecrownsvc.com DRIVERS: Need Home Time, Miles? Dedicated Home Daily! NEW Sign on Bonus-$1000! CDLA, 1 yr OTR MTS: 800-748-0192 x214/x208. DRIVERS CDL Class A: $6001000/weekly! Ask about our Bonus! Local Work-Home Daily! Call Kristine at ProDrivers today! 866-823-0348.
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53. Palm tree fruits 54. Mild yellow Dutch cheese 55. In favor of CLUES DOWN 1. Goods carried by ships 2. Shrek is one 3. Stream fence to catch ﬁsh 4. Air America Radio 5. 1/1000 of an inch 6. AKAs 7. Detector 8. Voluntarily set aside 9. Morning moisture 10. VI 11. A small wooded hollow 12. Parent Teacher Assoc. 13. Arranged according to size 14. Gulf in the Arabian Sea 16. The Mississippi’s
largest tributary 22. Comb-plate 24. Prohibits 25. The early stages 27. Breastplate 28. Popular spoken music 29. Cattle genus 31. 61036 IL 32. Crusted over a wound 33. US VP 1801 - 1805 34. More ﬂamboyant 35. Remove an organ or bodily structure 36. Russin weight unit = 36 lbs 38. Siberian nomads 39. Makes lacework 40. At a speciﬁc prior time 42. Before 45. Binary coded decimal 46. Loiter 47. Upon 49. Egg cells 50. Original equipment
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FOR SALE BY OWNER
Homes for Sale • 10 lines • 4 weeks • Free photo • Free border
NO REALTORS, PLEASE
Car, Truck or Motorcycle • 5 lines • 4 weeks • Free photo
Litter Special • 4 lines • 4 weeks
(only change allowed is phone number or price)
Sell in 4 Weeks or Additional 4 Weeks FREE!
CALL 816.389.6618 or 816.389.6640 TO PLACE YOUR AD TODAY!
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Old Church Plaza in Kearney has rental spaces for hair salon, clothing/shoe retail and/or offices available immediately. Center includes UPS Store, Anytime Fitness (coming in June), Two Restaurants, Nail Salon, Kearney Courier, etc. Spaces from approx. 950 to 3,600 sq ft currently available Call Chalise at 660-292-0213 for more information. www.oldchurchplaza.com
Rheem Furnance & 2.5 AC $3395 Installed
Appliance Repair Washer & Dryer Repair 816-436-3914
CHILDCARE- Breakfast, lunch & snacks. Large fenced yard. Central Gladstone. 816-436-4714
Will contract to deliver goods out of town route on a regular basis with large 1996 Ford van. 816-8033676.
GENERAL HAULING House cleanouts, heavy appliances, yard cleanup. Haul and dispose. Fully insured, In business 24 yrs. 816-454-0289 www.steveshauling.com
Lawncare, gar. & bas. cleaning, odd jobs, hauling.
RIK’S LAWN CARE Average lawn $30 Other services available 816-454-8241 cell# 816-694-2034
15 yrs. exp. Free Est. Excellent ref’s. Call Judi: 816-301-9502
# 1 JA N E A’s Professional Housecleaning, LLC Complete Service, Reasonable Rates, Serving Liberty &The Northland. Supplies Furnished. Insured • Licensed• Bonded 816-868-5024
25+ yrs exp, honest, dependable. Weekly or Bi-Weekly, Call evenings: 816-452-9017
FAMILY MAN NEEDS WORK
SMALL GARDEN TILLING, lawn care services, mowing, triming, & various other services. Free estimates, call Tim @ 816-797-7299.
Excellent quality mowing at value prices. Call me for a free estimate. Prices start as low as $30. Jim @ 816-377-2832.
Low cost quality built transmission serv. Cost efficient auto repairs. Northland 816-781-1100
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L ARGE ARGE AUCTION AUCTION
SATURDAY, April, 21 • 10:30 A.M. 12420 Ridgeview Rd., Kearney, MO i-35N to 69 Hwy (Exit 20). East on 69 Hwy approx. 4 miles to 33 Hwy. North to 121st Terr. Left to Ridgeview Rd. Right to auction
Like New 2003 35ft 5th Wheel Travel Trailer, 2 slide outs w/rsrv; Like New 2008 Ford F250 Lariat Super Duty w/ only 7k Miles w/rsrv; Kawasaki Police Motorcycle; Honda 250 SX 3 Wheeler; STEAM ENGINE w/ 2 Antq Merry Go Round Engines, Built in 1950 by Judge Willard Earley; Note: Guns & Gold off site till auction day. Nice Guns; Win. Mod 42 .410; Win. Mod 12 Heavy Duck Gun; Win. Trap Grade Mod 12; Rem. Mod 700 B/A .300 Win Mag; Browning BAR 2 Safari .300 Win Mag; Charles Daly Engraved O/U 12ga; Rem. Mod 1100 12ga; Ted Williams L/A 30-30; Colt Mod 1903 Nickel .32 Cal Pistol; Colt Mod 1903 Blued .32 Cal Pistol; S&W Mod 24 .44 Rev; Ruger P89 9mm; Star Mod B 9mm; Derringer Type .22; Ammo; Knives; Fishing; Gold Coins; 1924 St. Gaudens $20; 1907 $10 Liberty Head; 1980 1/2oz Krugerrand; $5 Gold Coins; Foreign Gold Coins; 12oz Silver Amer Eagle; Lots Coins; Silver Dollars; Great Gold Jewelry; Heavy 2oz 10K Gold Necklace; Hea! vy Gold Bracelets, Necklaces & Rings; Diamond Rings; Sterling Jewelry; Primitices; RW & Western Crocks; 30ft Farm Windmill; Clarke Mod C500-25 Forklift w/rsrv; New Coleman Power Station 15000 Watt Home Generator w/rsrv; Shop Equip; Lots Tools; Snap-On, S&K, Craftsman; Nice Machinist Tools; Lots Starrett Tools; Household; Furniture; Lane Reclining Sofa, Love Seat & Recliner; Tan La-Z-Boy Recliner; Kenmore Refrig; GE Washer; Kitchen Items; Great Auction! Owners: Harold & Betty Blaker See Website for photos! STEVE RITTER AUCTION EX. SPGS, MO. • (816) 630-1252 Steve & Steven Ritter w w w. r i t t e r a u c t i o n . c o m
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HOUSE? BUYING A HOUSE?
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NORTHLAND MOVING Small Moving Jobs
Apartments, Office, Storage Units Insured • Free Estimates.
Garage Sales North
S & F PAINTING
Mark your calendars!
VFW Post #5606 at 5406 NE Oakridge Dr, Kansas City (next to Stroud’s) is having a “Shrimp Boil” from 5 pm to 7pm on Friday April 27, followed by the Shelter Band from 7pm untill 11pm. For more details, call 816-452-9861 (after 2 pm).
Interior/Exterior, Paperhanging Residential/Comm. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. 24 Years Experience
BETTER ROOFING & CONTRACTING Full Tear-offs, Re-roofs, Gutters. Free Estimates. MC/Visa. Lic. & Ins. 816-452-2527
need quick cash? Let our classiﬁeds work for you. 378
Gladstone Garage Sales
Garage/Estate Sale- 6311 N Bales Ave., April 20 & 21, 8a-5p. Furniture, office equipment, Avon collectible bottles, costume jewelry, clothing & much much more.
Miscellaneous For Sale
Wanda Statuary- manufacturers of concrete statuary since 1972. Large selection & low price. Bird baths, fountains, benches, replacement bowls, statuary refinished & repaired, Claycomo 454-2311.
New & used Pianos on sale at Meyer Music Call: Bette (816)228-5656 or Mike (913)491-6636
Wanted To Buy/Trade
Diabetic test strips wanted- up to $10 for extra, unused boxes. 816510-2301.
Huge kids consignment sale event in Gladstone Starts Today! 6465 N. Prospect (by Hobby Lobby). April 19-22, 10a-8p (Sun. 10a-7p). Shop for thousands of bargains on newborn- juniors & Maternity clothing, toys, books, baby equipment and more! Can volunteer for store credit
HUGE MULTIUAL ANN ING R SP
April 20 & 21
• Brookhill • Brooktree
Subdivisions in Gladstone!
Kansas City North Garage Sales
Pistol Courses Available in Liberty • MO & KS Concealed Carry • NRA Pistol Courses • Personal Instruction Check class dates & register at w w w. m a t c h p o i n t f i r e a r m s . c o m or contact Ray Graham at
Liberty Garage Sales
Multi-family garage sale, Fri. & Sat. April 20 & 21, 7807 NE 75th Court. Northbrooke. Little Tykes desk, Leap Pad w/books, bys, girls and ladies clothes, toys, household goods, stuffed animals, movies, games & more. Too much to list and priced to sell! Please note: This ad ran last week in error, sale is this weekend! 1609 Tudor- Canterbury Fri. & Sat. 8a-5p Humidifier, oak tv stand, antiques, mens clothing, cookbooks, & much more.
Riverside Garage Sales
Huge garage sale, April 19, 20 & 21. Up the street from Riverside Police Station. 4701 N. Gower Ave.
Smithville Garage Sales
HUGE MOVING SALE Th-Sat, Apr. 19-21, 7am-7pm 13300 Horseshoe Dr., Smithville Tons of tools, exercise equip., freezer, new Samsung dryer, stove, 2010 Buick Enclave, 2007 Bayliner boat, western tack & art, BBQ grill, hunting gear, office furniture, lots of misc. SALE-Sat. April 21st 8:30am-5pm 302 Highland. Misc. household items, furniture, J. Bywaters Estate.
Huge bakery supply sale, April 2628, 8a-5p. 7442 N Sycamore Ave. Wedding & character cake pans, candy molds & boxes, cake decorations, glassware, housewares, lots of misc. Multi-family sale- 5711 N Spruce Ave., Brookhill. Thurs. 4/19, Fri. 4/20, Sat. 4/21. 8a-5p.
Saturday, April 21st: 8am-3pm 9305 NE 109th Terrace Kansas City, MO 64157 (Somerbrook Subdivision) Boy's and girl's clothes, toys, train table, furniture, cribs, and much, much more!! All must go!
Liberty Garage Sales
708 Claywoods Dr., Liberty Sat. 4/21 - 8:00am - Noon Antique oak dining rm. table & chairs, Antique vanity w/mirror, 7' pool table/3piece slate, 7' ESPN air hockey, 32" Magnavox TV, Mission computer desk, Wingback chair, misc. 970 Sherman Dr. Parkview Meadows; by post office. Thurs., 8:30a-2:30p, Fri. 8:30a-2p & Sat., 7:30a - Girls clothes 4T-8, toys, games, books, household items, girls bedding (twin) & decor, dance shoes, car seats, patio furniture, queen bed frame, sprinklers & hoses.
Huge Moving Sale- 1557 Canterbury lane, Friday /Saturday. Freezer, refrigerator, computer desk, TV w/DVD, 50” Hitachi TV, 36” Toshiba TV, name brand young men’s clothes, Flying V electric guitar, Wurlitzer console piano, Arien snowblower, waterbed, patio table, birdbath, prom dresses, solid oak bar stools, recliner & lots of misc. Large moving sale- 1306 Wildbriar Place, off Nashua- Thurs-Sat, 8a5p, furniture, kid clothes, etc. Liberty Landing Community Yard Sale - S 291 Hwy, E on Ruth Ewing Rd. Watch for Signs. Sat. Apri 21, 8am-???? Moving Sale- 1756 Claywoods Pkwy. Saturday Only. 8a-? Lots of furniture & nice oak chest. Moving Sale- 2252 Current St.Sat. 4/21, 8a-??, furniture, organ, clothes & much more. Moving/ downsizing; loveseats, lamps, pictures, tools, nautical decor, 8-ft canoe shelf, roll-top dsk, clths & lots of misc. 2020 Clay Dr.
3504 N Brighton Ave-64117, April 20-21-22, 9:15a-4p, generator, power and hand tools, PFAFF com. machine, RBI scroll saw, locksmith kit, garden equipment, furniture, vintage items, household misc. www.classicestatesaleskc.com
1 N. Water. St., Liberty. 4/19-21, Thurs.-Fri. 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-3p. Cool antiques, Ethan Allen furniture, Drexel hutches, couches, complete bedroom sets, primitives, Shabby Chic, mid-mod., unique collectibles and much more! Only 3 days each month. Grab the opportunity!
Homes For Sale 1066
For Sale By Owner
1090 For Sale By Owner
Maintenance provided villa, free standing stucco exterior w/fenced back yard, 2 BR, 2 full BA, 10 ft. ceilings, crown molding, extras. Full egress basement, stubbed for bath. $184,500.00. 816-914-1309.
Real Estate For Sale 1140
For Sale 5 acres heavy woods between I-35 & Polo. Water & elect. $30,000, low down payment, owner finance, 816-580-3980, 816-589-0092.
$550 Per Month 2 Bedroom Appliances
Liberty Court Apts
781-4460 2 BEDROOM APT
• Stove • Fridge • A/C • Deck • Second Floor • No Pets
$410/mo. + Deposit, Claycomo
4-Plex Gladstone 2br, appl, c/a, w/d hk-ups, clean credit req. Owner. $495. 816-587-5544
Attractive 2BR apartment in Liberty, heat and water paid. Call.816289-6948.
Real Estate For Rent
DEPOSITS LOWERED ! N o Application Fee
Homes For Rent
3BR, 1 BA, full basement, in Liberty, $725/mo., $735 dep. 816-7815600.
4819 NE Vivion Rd. 3BR, 2BA, $775/mo + dep. Pets ok w/ additional dep. 816-220-7600.
• Studios • 1 Bedroom • 2 Bedrooms See office for details.
Cherokee Village Apartments Liberty, MO
OAK TREE APTS (2004 Swift Ave, NKC)
Studios with Kitchen Single Adults Only
2 BR, 1BA off Vivion &
BrightonC/A, garage, appl.
Professionally managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Co.
$600, $250 dep. 436-7871
Renovated 1BR Apt Senior Community Rent Based on Income Landmark Towers Apartments 1203 W College St Liberty, MO 64068 816-781-5410
3 BR, 1.5 BA Duplex in Liberty, all appliances included except fridge, 1 car garage. W/D hookups.
$799 per mo + deposit. Call June 816-436-0101 Professionally Managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Company
Gladstone- 2 bdr, 2.5 ba, all appl., garage. No Smoking, No Pets $800+ dep. Maint. Free Yard! 816-587-8745. Sell Liberty Ranch; 3BR, 1BA, large yard new roof, carpeting, cabinets and lights, covered patio. Wired out-bldg. Quiet neighborhood. 313 Eastwood lane.
Beautiful 3,900 sq ft home, 1.5 story, 8.9 acres on city limit edge. Call 816-665-9055 or visit SmithvilleHomeForSale.com
ESTATE SALE **Combining two households** Most everything must go! 4318 N.E. 51st St., KCMO 64119 by Penguin Park. April 27th & 28th from 8a-6p Couch & Love seat, kitchen stuff, kitchen table, big screen tv, kids loft bed (w/mattress) w/desk below it, toys, books, wall art, household goods, maternity clothes, infant boy bedding/set w/accessories & much much more!
THU R S D AY , A PDispatch R I L 1 9 , 2A15 012 Gladstone
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First Month’s Rent Free! Gladstone professional office space for lease with high traffic street exposure. Large reception area, 2 private offices with kitchenette. Off 169 & Englewood Rd. 914 sq.ft., $10.50/sq.ft. Call Terri 816-808-4817.
Lots For Rent
Northgate Mobile Estates Claycomo- Quaint neighborhood, close to shopping, schools & hwys. Single lots $315. Water and sewer paid, yards mowed.
Professionally managed by Charles F. Curry R/E Co.
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1993 Deville, fully loaded, leather, very good cond., 169K miles, 4.9 port fuel injection V8, 4-spd auto, anti-lock brakes $2000. 781-0088.
Bid Notices For Sale- 1953 Ford Jublee 600 tractor with belly mower. S/P $2500. Call 816-584-3162 for information.
Wanted To Buy CASH !!!!
Architectural Services Request for Proposal The North Kansas City School District No. 74 is requesting proposals from qualified architectural firms to provide comprehensive services for the planning, programming and design of a new middle school, elementary, athletic, and other academic support facilities. Only firms with substantial experience as the lead design architect for K-12 schools will be considered.
FOR YOUR GOOD CLEAN USED CAR, TRUCK OR VAN. CALL RICK: 816-781-1026 or 816-223-4655
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Projects will involve extensive site analysis, cost estimating and value engineering. Proposals will be accepted at the North Kansas City School District Administrative Offices, 2000 NE 46th St., KCMO 64116, 2:00 p.m. local time May 9, 2012. Proposal received after said time will be returned unopened. Request for Proposal Information packets may be obtained by accessing the North Kansas City Schools website @ www.nkcschools.org If you need assistance with our website, please contact Mark Graviett, Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance, North
Liberty Area Apartments Lexus ES300 2002, loaded, 72K miles, excellent condition, 1 owner, 25 mpg, GPS, heated seats. $13,500. 816-454-7250.
1090 For Sale By Owner
Small Town Charm, Big City Conveniences! âœ§âœ§ 1 & 2 Bedrooms âœ§âœ§ $399-$535
Sell it in the Classifieds! Call 816.389.6618
Close to Historic Liberty Square
Call (816) 452-0866
Professionally managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Company
1090 For Sale By Owner
PRICE REDUCED FOR OPEN HOUSE Townhouse in New Mark First Townhouse Association
OPEN HOUSE Sun. 4/22 â€˘ 1p-4p
10020 N. Cherry Dr. KCMO 64155 Excellent location- access to 152 Hwy. 291 Hwy., 169 Hwy. Close to shopping, short drive to KCI, 15 min. to downtown.
R e d u c e d t o $ 8 7 , 5 0 0 g o o d t h r u S u n d ay, A p r i l 2 9
2 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath, 2 half Baths, Fireplace, Full Finished Walk-out Basement, Enclosed Back Yard w/ Storage Shed. Appliances Stay, Ceiling Fans, Energy Efficient.
Kansas City Schools, 2000 NE 46th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64116, Phone: 816-413-5016. The NKCSD Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals/bids and reserves the right to be the sole judge of what it considers the most responsible bid. The NKCSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Published: April 19, 26, 2012 Real Estate Broker Services Request for Proposal The North Kansas City School District No. 74 is requesting proposals to provide real estate broker services for the purchase and sale of real estate in the District. Proposals are invited from interested realtors to assist in any purchases of property on behalf of the District as well as market and take offers on property for the District. This solicitation is competitive, designed to enable the North Kansas City School District to select the best offer from the realtor best suited to purchase, market and sell property. Proposals will be accepted at the North Kansas City School District Administrative Offices, 2000 NE 46th St., KCMO 64116, 2:00 p.m. local time May 9, 2012. Proposal received after said time will be returned unopened. Request for Proposal Information packets may be obtained by accessing the North Kansas City Schools website @ www.nkcschools.org If you need assistance with our website, please contact Mark Graviett, Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance, North Kansas City Schools, 2000 NE 46th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64116, Phone: 816-413-5016. The NKCSD Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals/bids and reserves the right to be the sole judge of what it considers the most responsible bid. The NKCSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Published: April 19, 26, 2012
HEREâ€™S MY CARD
Notice is hereby given that the Liberty Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and the Liberty City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 101 East Kansas Street, Liberty, Missouri, to consider the following: A Special Use Permit application by Comptonâ€™s Fireworks to allow the temporary sale of fireworks between June 20th and July 4th, 2012 at an undeveloped 3.28 acre lot in Oakwood Business Park on NW Haines Drive, approximately 600 feet west of Clay County Health Center. Questions may be directed to David Jones, Planner, at 816-4394538. Published: April 19, 2012 NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING: The Pleasant Valley Board of Aldermen will hold a Public Hearing for consideration of a sewer rate increase on Monday, May 7th, 2012 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall 6500 Royal, Pleasant Valley, Missouri. Current Rate: Residential Rate: $28.55 for the first 6500 gallons; $4.89 per 1000 gallon above 6500 gallons Commercial Rate: $9.90 per 1000 gallons used Proposed Rate: Residential Rate: $30.26 for the first 6500 gallons; $ 4.89 per 1000 gallon above 6500 gallons Commercial Rate: $9.90 per 1000 gallons used. Posted: April 17, 2012 Juretta Goode City Clerk Published: April 19, 2012
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STITES REMODELING Basements â€˘ Decks Sunrooms â€˘ Kitchens Bathrooms â€˘ Tile Painting (interior/exterior) Siding â€˘ Windows â€˘ Doors and More
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B10 L I B April E R T Y 19, T R I 2012 BUNE Thursday, Public Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF MISSOURI AT LIBERTY, MISSOURI ARLJANA JOHNSON, NOF FOR DAJANA HAJRULAHOVIC Petitioner vs. AMIR HAJRULAHOVIC Respondent Case Number 12CY-CV03648 Division Number 7 NOTICE UPON ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSOURI TO: AMIR HAJRULAHOVIC - CITIZEN OF TUZLA, BOSNIA. You are notified that an action has been commenced against you in the Circuit Court of Clay County, Missouri, the object and general nature of which is a petition to change the name of a minor. The names of all parties in this action are stated in the caption above and the name(s) and address(es) of the attorney(s) for the plaintiff/petitioner(s) are ARLJANA JOHNSON (MOTHER), DAJANA HAJRULAHOVIC (MINOR). You are further notified that, unless you file an answer or other pleading or otherwise appear and defend against this action within 45 days after April 12, 2012, judgement by default will be entered against you. Dated: April 9, 2012 Stephen Haymes Circuit Clerk By: Karen Thompson Clerk Published: April 12, 19, 26, 2012
Notice of Sale NOTICE OF LEIN SALE Claycomo Village Stor-it will sell the following units: 37 - Starr; 51 - Wolfe; 33 - Stokes; 250 - Files; 249 - Foos; 238 - Ruby. Sale to be held Sat. May 5, 2012 at 10a.m., cash only. 339 NE 69 Hwy, Clay-
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como, Mo. Published: April 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ€™S AND UCC SALE For default in the payment of debt secured by a Deed of Trust, executed by Shreeji of WoFun Investments, Inc., dated April 17, 2002, and recorded April 18, 2002, in Book 3609, Page 350 as Instrument #R07828 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of the County of Clay, State of Missouri, and assumed by Fun Park Investments, Inc. (â€œDebtorâ€?) by a Change in Terms Agreement dated November 15, 2005, and recorded December 23, 2005, in Book 5245, Page 121 as Instrument #2005062063 (as further amended or modified, collectively, the â€œDeed of Trustâ€?) and the below-described Commercial Security Agreements, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on April 23, 2012, between the hours of 9:00 oâ€™clock a.m. and 5:00 oâ€™clock p.m. (at two oâ€™clock p.m.), at the North Front Door of the new Clay County Courthouse, 11 South Water Street, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash and upon such other terms and conditions as are announced by the undersigned Successor Trustee at such sale the following described real property in Clay County, Missouri: All that part of Lot 4, GREAT MIDWEST COMMERCE CENTER DISTRICT I, a subdivision of land in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri, lying above the top of the Winterset Ledge of Limestone Rock, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Lot 4, said point also being on the Easterly right of way of North Corrington Avenue, as now established; thence South 75 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds East along the North line of said Lot 4 a distance of 215.95 feet to the Point of Beginning of the tract of land to be herein described; thence South 14 degrees 27 minutes 19 seconds West, departing the North line of said Lot 4, a distance of 378.59 feet to a point on the Northerly right of way line of Interstate Route No. 435, as established by Document No. C-8922 in Book 924 at Page 197 in the Office
of the Recorder of Deeds for said Clay County, Missouri; thence Southeasterly along last said Northerly right of way line along a curve to the left having an initial tangent bearing of South 80 degrees 24 minutes 07 seconds East, a radius of 1342.40 feet, a central angle of 7 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds, an arc distance of 179.86 feet to a point on the Westerly right of way line of said Interstate Route 435; thence North 53 degrees 33 minutes 04 seconds East continuing along last said Westerly right of way line, a distance of 112.57 feet; thence North 7 degrees 44 minutes 54 seconds East continuing along said Westerly right of way line, a distance of 265.87 feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot 4; thence North 75 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds West departing said Westerly right of way line and along the North line of said Lot 4, a distance of 217.60 feet to Point of Beginning; and all property described related thereto described as: all Inventory, Chattel Paper, Accounts, Equipment, General Intangibles, and Fixtures; whether any of the foregoing is owned now or acquired later; all accession, additions, replacements and substitutions relating to any of the foregoing; all records of any kind relating to any of the foregoing; all proceeds relating to any of the foregoing (including insurance, general intangibles and other accounts proceeds) and in which a security interest was granted by Shreeji of WoFun Investments, Inc. under that certain Commercial Security Agreement dated April 17, 2002, executed by Shreeji of WoFun Investments, Inc. and those UCC Financing Statements filed April 18, 2002, as Instrument #20020018807J; March 14, 2007 as Instrument #20070029405M; February 28, 2012, as Instrument #120228429720; and April 18, 2002, in Book 3609, Page 370, as Instrument #R07830, pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code, as adopted by the State of Missouri, Mo. Rev. Stat. Â§400.9-101 et. seq.; and all property described relat-
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ed to such real property described as: All Assets; including, without limitation, all Inventory, Chattel Paper, Accounts, Equipment, and General Intangibles; whether any of the foregoing is owned now or acquired later; all accession, additions, replacements and substitutions relating to any of the foregoing; all records of any kind relating to any of the foregoing; all proceeds relating to any of the foregoing (including insurance, general intangibles and other accounts proceeds) and in which a security interest was granted by Debtor under that certain Commercial Security Agreement dated November 15, 2005, executed by Debtor and those UCC Financing Statements filed November 22, 2005, as Instrument #20050117209J; October 6, 2010 as Instrument #20100102282K;
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December 23, 2005, as Instrument #2005062064; and November 10, 2010 as Instrument #2010038860 pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code, as adopted by the State of Missouri, Mo. Rev. Stat. Â§400.9101 et. seq.; to satisfy said debt and costs. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The sale of all of the foregoing property shall be â€œAS IS, WHERE ISâ€? and shall be subject to all conditions of title, of record and in fact and neither the Successor Trustee, nor any other party makes any representation or warranty of any kind or nature regarding the condition of, the description of, or title to the property. BC TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC.
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Day camps for K-6 Earnest Shepherd Youth Center will offer 10 summer day camps for the 2012 season. Each camp targets a specific age group during a themed week. The camps run Monday through Friday. The summer lineup is as follows: ■ Camp Half Blood — two sessions offered, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 to 8 or June 11 to 15; students who have completed fourth through sixth grade; loosely based on the Percy Jackson book series; $115. ■ Camp Crazee Daze — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 to 22; students who have completed kindergarten through second grade; Hooray for Hollywood theme; $115. ■ Harry Potter Camp — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 to 29; students who have completed third through fifth grade; based loosely on Book 3; crafts, games, swimming; $125. ■ Art Camp I — 9 a.m. to noon July 16 to 20; students who have completed kindergarten through second grade; Lori Butler will assist budding artist in creating their own masterpiece; $100. ■ Art Camp II — 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 16 to 20; students who have completed third through fifth grade; Lori Butler will teach advanced elements of art; $100. ■ The Last Airbender Camp — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16 to 20; students who have completed kindergarten through second grade; based loosely on Book 2; Earth, crafts, games, swimming; $115.
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open prairies, and clear Ozark streams on your next camping adventure, and you’ll see why the readers picked Missouri as their favorite camping state.” “This is yet another solid indicator that Missouri State Parks is the ultimate destination for your next camping experience,” said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “Our parks and historic sites offer an impressive glimpse of the natural and cultural beauty throughout our state.” Missouri Division of Tourism Director Katie Steele Danner credited Missouri’s State Parks and privatelyheld campgrounds for helping Missouri secure the top spot on About.com’s Read-
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Children’s horse camps offered Lucky Reins Riding Center will offer horseback riding camps this summer for children ages 5 and older who enjoy spending time outdoors. Three one-week camps are scheduled: June 11 to 15, June 25 to 29 and July 9 to 13. Four one-day camps are offered June 5 and 7, and July 17 and 19. The barn and arena are located off Interstate 35 Highway, minutes from Kearney and Liberty. Campers will learn horse anatomy, breeds, conformation, horse colors and markings. They also will learn how to care for horses, proper equine diets, hoof care and tack preparation. In addition to daily riding lessons, campers will learn how to lead and handle a horse, and learn about horse behavior and body language. Campers can look forward to crafts and games with new horse buddies, and will take home a picture at the end of each session with the horse they ride during camp. Jennifer Galetti, the camp instructor, is a teacher for North Kansas City Schools district is a 4-H horsemanship leader. She has more than 20 years of experience in owning and riding horses. Fees vary based on camp preference, and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call Galetti at 213-2882.
Choosing the right camp Attending summer camp has been a tradition in the United States for more than 150 years. Statistics indicate that about 30 million American kids attend summer camp each year. There are many benefits to summer camp. Camp enables children to stay engaged during the summer when there may be limited interaction with school friends. It also gives parents both a safe and viable daycare solution during the summer. Summer camp pulls together children from different neighborhoods, social classes and backgrounds, which can make it a good place to meet new people — some of whom may become lifelong friends. Camps also provide a variety of activities that can challenge children to try new things that go beyond their comfort zones. Some children are very receptive to the idea of attending summer camp. Others need a little coaxing. But summer camp should never be forced on a child who does not want to go. In such instances, consider local daytime programs that may fill the void instead of programs that require being away from home.
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Many in Joplin said that. It really irks me that some people in Wichita felt they were somehow immune to tornadoes because they’d never seen it happen. Did we learn nothing from Joplin? About a month ago, I took a drive through Joplin during a road trip. I took a detour to see the locations I had visited frequently in college. There are new buildings erected for businesses, but even nearly a year later there are still other buildings left damaged — as though last May’s deadly tornado had occurred just a week earlier. And you can see it in the trees. You can always
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see it in the trees. When an EF-4 tornado tore apart the small, incorporated community of Franklin, Kan., just north of Pittsburg, Kan., when I was in college, you could see on Highway 69 the spot where the twister passed over the road. The trees were stripped of leaves, branches were broken off randomly and splintered. It took years for the trees to recover. In Joplin, you can see the path the tornado carved out in business and residential areas in the trees. It’s an eerie feeling to walk down a street that was just like any other 24 hours earlier and just see piles of wood that used be houses. It’s difficult to talk to people who are literally picking up the pieces, wishing you could do something to help. Midwest storms are not something to be mocked. While thankfully many get to go through life never experiencing a tornado bearing down on them,
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The final NorthWinds Symphonic Band concert of this season featuring the high school competition winner will be Sunday, April 29. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. in the Park Hill South Auditorium. Admission is free. This year’s winner of the NorthWinds Symphonic Band’s solo high school competition was Chris Kidwell. Kidwell is a flutist from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, and his band director is Ron Martz. Each year the NorthWinds Symphonic Band awards a high school band student a $1,000 grant for winning the solo competition. Each applicant goes through an audition process and is judged on technical and musical skills by a panel of music professionals. In addition to the grant, the winner is given the opportunity of performing with the NorthWinds Symphonic Band. Kidwell has been playing flute for nine years, having studied with James
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An acquaintance of mine put it best last Saturday: “Better safe than dead.” Fortunately, no Kansans were killed in last weekend’s tornado outbreak, but six did die in Oklahoma. Sometimes during tornadoes or severe weather, deaths are unavoidable. These are powerful forces of nature that can be deadly to even the best-prepared people. However, sometimes deaths are avoidable. My home has never been hit by a tornado, nor struck by lightning, nor under flood waters. Hail has never pummeled the roof so bad it needed repair. That’s pretty lucky, considering I’ve lived in Kansas and Missouri most of my life (with a short stint in Texas). Still, I’m very cautious when it comes to severe weather. Well, yes, I do like to go storm chasing when the clouds become tumultuous. But I’ve attended the National Weather Service’s storm-spotting classes every year the past eight years. As an amateur storm chaser, seasoned journalist and lifelong Midwesterner, I have unfortunately seen the havoc storms wreak. Additionally, I’ve heard firsthand the tales of the destruction. Something that bothered me this past weekend was the complacency I noticed by many people online — both in the Kansas City and Wichita, Kan., areas. Anyone who says, “It’s never happened before,” and therefore thinks it will never happen to them needs to get their head checked. One of the things that fascinates me about tornadoes is there are some places — say a specific geographic location (a square mile for the sake of conversation) — in “tornado alley” that will (probably) never ever have a tornado touch down. I don’t know that there’s a scientific way to determine that. Then, there are other places that have been documented to have had numerous tornadoes strike it in less than a century. Still, there are other places where it has happened and will probably only ever happen just once. That is how unpredictable Mother Nature is, especially in this part of the country. You can’t simply say it won’t happen to you.
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