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City tax levy unchanged

Big Shoal Country Fair this Saturday Farm plays host to day of family activities

$350 million in total assessed property in Gladstone

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By Kathy Crawford The Atkins-Johnson Farm is inviting the public to spend the day on its grounds this Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of the annual Big Shoal Country Fair. The free event, beginning at 10 a.m., includes a lineup of music, food, crafts and contests reflecting the history of the site. “This is a great event to get the family out to,” said Erica White, the city’s museum manager. “It is an opportunity to show off old crafts and baking methods along with other activities.” Artisans will be demonstrating and selling their crafted goods throughout the day. Additionally, a children’s craft area will allow the younger visitors to the fair the opportunity to utilize their own creativity. Several vendors from the Gladstone Farmer’s Market will also be selling their produce. “It’s just like going to an old country fair,” Richard King, Gladstone public information coordinator, said. “We’re going to have live music and old-time carnival games.” The public is also welcome to enter one of many judged contests the fair is hosting. “People are welcome to bring their baked goods, home canned items and homemade crafts for judging,” King said. The Big Shoal Country Fair is also an opportunity to showcase the renovations the Atkins-Johnson Farm has recently

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Vendors from the Gladstone Farmer’s Market will be at the Big Shoal Country Fair again Saturday, Sept. 8. Admission to the event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Atkins-Johnson Farm, is free. undergone. “There have been a lot of renovations happening. We have completed many on the inside of the building. We’re also building an outdoor restroom and improving the visitor entrance,” White said. Funding for the farm’s renovations have come with the support of the Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm who organize the fair each year. “The Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm have been a wonderful volunteer group,” said White. “They have been a voice and advocator for preserving the house.” With continued support, the city hopes to open the farm’s museum and education center in spring 2013.

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Gladstone City Council members held two public hearings during their regular meeting Aug. 27 before approving the property tax levy for 2012 and a special-use permit for a home bakery. Gladstone Director of Finance Debra Daily recommended the City Council’s approval on setting the tax levy at $0.9290 per $100 valuation. “There is no change (from the 2011 tax levy),” Daily said. She said the city’s valuation for total assessed property, provided by Clay County, was $350,536,388. Real property saw a decrease of a mere 0.27 percent. “The slight decrease in real estate is a reflection of the stabilizing of property values after the correction related to the housing bubble,” Daily wrote in a memorandum addressed to City

Manager Kirk Davis. Personal property increased just more than 2 percent, which Daily wrote was due to an improving economy and motor vehicle sales promotions. Council members also approved a special-use permit, subject to conditions, to Gladstone resident Alicia Hommon for the operation of a bakery business located at 5710 N. Michigan Ave. “We are new to Gladstone,” Hommon said. “I want to have a small bakery in my home.” The Gladstone Planning Commission held a public hearing Aug. 20 and recommended the City Council approve the permit with some contingencies. In addition to city and state licensing, a permit from the health department and meeting fire safety requirements, the Planning Commission wanted assurances that neighbors would not notice any changes. No structural changes

will be permitted to the house other than partitioning the garage in order to have space for preparing and baking. Specifically, the property is to “maintain its residential character” for the duration of the specialuse permit. “(The Planning Commission) proposes a one-year ordinance,” Gladstone Planning Specialist Chris Helmer said. He told City Council members that Hommon is the only employee and no exterior signage will be used for the business. Hommon will deliver the custom bakery goods to her customers. “There will be no visual changes to the house,” Hommon said. “No noise changes due to traffic. Neighbors won’t notice anything if they look out other than they might get a cupcake.” Hommon will reapply and reappear before the Planning Commission every year to renew the permit.

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A2 Gladstone Dispatch

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

News in Brief

Party, auction to benefit early education center The Northland Early Education Center will host its Diamond K Ranch Party & Auction on Saturday, Sept. 15. The 11th annual event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. 2012 at the Diamond K Ranch, 22605 NE 148th St. in Kearney. NEEC is a not-for-profit preschool serving Clay and Platte counties with a mission to provide early education and therapy services for children from birth to age 5 who have special needs as well as early education for children birth to age 5 who have typical needs in fully inclusive classrooms. The annual ranch party and auction is a family event live and silent auction items, dinner and drinks, live music, hayrides, balloon artists, face painting and a moonwalk for the kids. The proceeds from this fundraiser will assist NEEC in providing children with special needs the therapy services they require. This year’s auction includes a four-night stay in a Utah resort, football tickets and an autographed Sporting Kansas City jersey. Tickets, which include dinner, are $40 for adults, $15 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and younger. For more information or to register online, visit www.neeckids. org or contact Andrea McKown, development director, at 4209005 or andrea@neec.us.

Look North nominations sought The 2012 Look North Award

will be presented at the Clay County Economic Development Council’s upcoming Look North Leadership Banquet scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Harrah’s North Kansas City. The award was created to recognize the outstanding leadership accomplishments of a person who has made an invaluable contribution to economic development and quality of life in Clay County. Criteria used in the selection process may include one or all of the following: business achievement, civic leadership, cultural contribution and/or philanthropic commitment. The award is merit-based, and no deceased person or in-office elected government official is eligible. A nomination form can be downloaded at www.clayedc. com. Nominations must be received in the council’s office by Friday, Sept. 14.

County to replace elevator in admin building The Clay County commissioners have approved the replacement of the elevator at the Clay County Administration Building, 1 Court House Square in Liberty. The current elevator is 26 years old and will be replaced with a new traction elevator that will meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. This replacement requires the elevator be out of service through November. Anyone needing to visit the Recorder of Deeds Office on the first floor may still access the building using the handicap ramp on the east end of the building. Access to the asses-

sor’s and collector’s offices will require entrance on the north side of the building, which has five steps with limited ADA accessibility. Anyone requiring full ADA accessibility is encouraged to utilize the assessor’s and collector’s online and electronic payment services or visit the Clay County Annex, 1901 N.E. 48th St. “Although the elevator upgrade will cause some inconveniences to both our employees and citizens over the next couple months, having a reliable and functioning elevator will benefit everyone for years to come,” Facilities Director Donna Koontz said. “Certainly our goal is to try and complete this installation in the shortest possible time frame. The trouble with having to upgrade a vital piece of equipment such as an elevator is that there is truly no good time to do this type of work.”

Act now to avoid hunter’s ed rush New hunters and those who want to mentor new hunters should plan now for the approaching hunting season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Seasons for several smallgame species, including squirrel, already are open, and archery deer and turkey seasons, and early teal, rail, snipe and Canada goose seasons are coming up soon, followed by duck, goose, urban deer, rabbit and firearms turkey seasons, plus youth seasons for ducks, deer, quail and pheasants in October. By Nov. 1, no fewer than 16 seasons run concurrently. If you were born on or after

Jan. 1, 1967, and are 16 years of age or older, you must complete an approved hunter education certification class or buy an Apprentice Hunter Authorization before buying hunting permits. Youth younger than 16 years of age do not need hunter education certification to hunt any Missouri species while hunting with an adult mentor. Adult hunters older than 18 years of age and born after Jan. 1, 1967, may need hunter education to mentor hunters who are not certified and not hunting on a landowner permit. Most states now have hunter education requirements and recognize each other’s certification, so taking a class in Missouri qualifies you to buy permits in other states. To find a hunter education class near you, visit http:// mdc.mo.gov/ hu nt i ng-t rap pi ng / hu nte r- e duc at ion- a nd safety. You also can take the hunter education course online at hhunter-ed.com/missouri/ index.html.

the license or card. The veterans designation, a ribbon with the word “Veteran” inside, will be printed on the back of the card. If the driver’s license is not due to expire within the next six months, the transaction would be processed as a duplicate with the same expiration date as the current license. If the license is due to expire within the next six months, the transaction would be processed as an early renewal. “Veterans in Missouri have wanted a veterans designation for a long time, instead of always having to carry their DD-214,” said Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Larry D. Kay. “By listening to the needs of its veterans, Missouri has once again shown its support for those who have served.” If a veteran needs assistance in obtaining a copy of their DD-214, they are encouraged to contact an MVC veterans service officer by calling 1-866VET-INFO.

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As part of Senate Bill 470, signed by Gov. Jay Nixon and effective on Aug. 28, veterans may now obtain a veteran designation on their Missouri driver’s license or state identification card. To get the veterans designation, a veteran needs to present at any Missouri license office a copy of the DD-214 showing a discharge status of “Honorable,” “General,” “Under Honorable Conditions” or “General under Honorable Conditions” and pay the applicable fees for

Drivers need to move over when Missouri Department of Transportation vehicles are parked on the shoulder of roadways. The “Slow Down and Move Over” law took effect Aug. 28. Drivers are now required to steer clear of maintenance vehicles that have white or amber lights flashing the same way they are required to move away from police or fire vehicles. When changing lanes isn’t possible, drivers should reduce their speed, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions and using extreme caution.

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Gladstone Dispatch A3

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

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Englewood Baptist Church says goodbye to the Pritchetts Sunday, Aug.26, was Rev. Micah Pritchett’s last day as pastor at Englewood Baptist Church. He has accepted a job with a church in Rome, Ga. He, Elizabeth, Annelise and Grace were honored during the worship service. Several members spoke about his seven years as our pastor and told of many things that had been accomplished during that time. His sermon also included information about happenings during those years. A memory book of cards, letters and pictures was given to the family and a catered dinner in their honor was enjoyed by a large group following the worship service. Dr. Heather Entrekin, associate professor in Congregational Health and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Central Seminary will be preaching at Englewood during September, except for Sept. 23 when Dr. Andy Pratt, dean of chapel and vice president for Religious Ministries at William Jewell College will preach. Sunday worship services are at 10:45 a.m. Englewood Baptist Church is located at 1900 N.E. Englewood Road in Kansas City North. Call 453-0975 for more information.

he contracted the disease in late July. The Lebanon Daily Record newspaper identified the victim as a Lebanon resident. The department of health said three other people in the state had West Nile disease the last week of August. The illness is carried by birds and spread by mosquitoes that bite the birds, then bite humans. Most cases occur in August and September. It is usually non-fatal, though it is dangerous in people whose immune systems are weak. Federal health officials have said this is the worst season ever for the incidence of the rare disease, with Texas experiencing the worst outbreak and the most deaths. — Missouri News Horizon

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Operation Small Fry invites children to fish

The 16th annual Operation Small Fry, annual free children’s fishing event sponsored by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, will be Saturday, Oct. 27. The Sheriff’s Office and area business owners invite children ages 5 to 14 spend the day with deputies and learn to fish from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clay County Highway Department Lake, located one block west of Missouri Highway 33 on 116th Street. “It is our goal that every child will experience the fun and use of public lands and waterways offered to them by the Missouri State Parks and Clay County Parks,” states the enrollment form. A limited number of fishing poles and tackle boxes will be available for the children to use. Children are welcome to bring their own. West Nile disease has claimed its first Activities will include fishing, pumpkin victim in Missouri. painting, a bounce house, hayride and The state Department of Health and games. Senior Services reported a 78-year old Participants will be eligible to win prizman died from the mosquito-borne ill- es, and four trophies will be awarded for biggest fish and most fish caught in two ness in August. According to the health department, age groups. A drawing for two girls and

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The Olympics came to Bolling Heights on Aug. 11. The opening ceremony included the arrival of the Olympic torch. The young athletes participated in many unique games that required great skill and they did not disappoint the crowds. All athletes proved to be winners, and each received a gold medal for their efforts. Following the games an all-American lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs was served.

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A4 Gladstone Dispatch

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

County candidates discuss credentials, importance of offices at EDC forum

By Kevin M. Smith The Clay C o u n t y Economic Development Council hosted the first of three candidate forums — this one featuring candidates for county offices — Aug. 21 at its offices at Briarcliff in Kansas City North. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the group will host federal candidates and in October will host state candidates. The election is Nov. 6.

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Incumbent Sheila Ernzen, D-Holt, described herself as a “nerd” who enjoys governmental accounting. Ernzen has been appointed to the Clay County auditor post twice but ran unsuccessfully to retain the post after her first appointment. Ernzen touted her experience including her current job as finance director for the city of Belton while also running the county auditor’s office. She said governmental accounting has many regulations concerning reporting and spending, and the county needs someone in the auditor’s seat who is familiar with those procedures. Challenger Mike Till, RExcelsior Springs, touted his experience of 25 years in small business management and his accounting degree.

Till said he recognizes the importance of the auditor’s office because it watches of taxpayers’ money. “I know what people do to try to make a buck,” Till said. Till promised the auditor’s office would be more open and accessible if he were elected. “I want everyone in this county to know where their money is going and why and in what ways,” Till said.

He said in this tough economic time, people need that tax break. Wilson, a longtime Clay County resident, said he was well qualified after running a business in the county for 37 years and serving as chair of the board for a publicly traded company. Wilson said he would also like to fight for the right for Clay County to collect revenue from the riverboat casinos.

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Incumbent Democrat Carol McCaslin also talked Incumbent Democrat about the importance of Cathy Rinehart will face her office. Republican Phil Wilson on “We are the county bankthe November ballot for Clay er,” McCaslin said, noting County assessor. Wilson was all revenue goes through absent from the forum. the Clay County treasurer. Rinehart also boasted the Her opponent, Republiimportance of her office. can Ted Graves, was absent “The school districts live from the forum. and die by our numbers,” McCaslin said she had Rinehart said. saved the county millions The assessor’s office deter- of dollars on bond paymines property values, thus ments by obtaining a lower affecting how much people interest rate. owe in property taxes based on their local taxing enti- Administrator Democrat Debbie Gwin ties’ levies. “My job is to assess prop- will return as the county’ public administrator since erty fairly,” Rinehart said. In an interview, Wilson she had no opponent in said his top priority would the primary and has no be to reduce assessed valu- Republican opponent in the November election. ation. “I love taking care of peo“It’s not fair to keep assessments at a high level,” Wil- ple,” Gwin said at forum. son said. Her office takes care of

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Eastern District commissioner candidates boast experience, share ideas for business growth in Clay County By Kevin M. Smith The candidates for Clay County Eastern Commissioner shared several similarities, especially on economic development, during a candidate forum at the Clay County Economic Development Council on Aug. 20. Luann Ridgeway, RSmithville, and Sherry Duffett, D-Liberty, are vying for this seat. Ridgeway is entering the race after years in the Missouri Statehouse. “I want to continue being a consistent voice for fiscal conservatives and economic and job growth,” Ridgeway said. Duffett is running on her nine years experience of working in three different offices in Clay County being run by elected officials. “I have learned county

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of 2006.” Both Davis and Riley have been found guilty of numerous charges in their Jackson County cases. Riley pleaded guilty to murder and sex offenses and received a life sentence plus another lengthy sentence after a guilty plea to kidnapping in southern Missouri. Davis went to trial and was sentenced to death for killing Spicer, White said. Riley’s new sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole is consecutive to sentences in Jackson County for Riley’s convictions on a wide range of other felonies including rape and sodomy. White said that all along he was pushing a death sentence, but events shifted, making the plea agreement more attractive. The evidence in the Jackson County case is

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essentially the same as in the Clay County case, but with a different victim. “What that means is, if the Jackson County case survives review by the federal and state bench — which I believe it will — then our case would survive, too. “But if the Jackson County case topples at any point due to changes in case law or shifting legal theories, so would

for the county, many people are not aware of all the little things that need to be done to start a business. Duffett said she has seen an uptick in small businesses recently. “These are really going to be the bread winners in Clay County, I hope,” Duffett said. She said the county needs to better foster those new small businesses by making it easier to get started. Duffett said she has already tried to help. Ridgeway touted the county’s parks and recreation, especially the more than 20 miles of trails but said the volunteer force that developed the trails needs to be “reenergized” to maintain and improve them.

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Killers sentenced to life in prison without parole for 2006 murder A pair of killers whose crime spree made them the center of a nationwide manhunt will spend the rest of their lives behind bars as a result of pleas extracted Aug. 27 in Clay County Circuit Court, according to a press release from the Clay County prosecutor’s office. Richard D. Davis, 48, and Dena D. Riley, 46, pleaded guilty to firstdegree murder in the death of Michelle HuffRicci on April 9, 2006. The pair gained notoriety because they videotaped their sexual assaults and the murder of another victim — Marsha Spicer — in Independence. “This was a horrific case,” said Prosecuting Attorney Daniel White. “Davis and Riley made their victims suffer while they held them in an apartment in Independence in April and May

government from these ladies,” Duffett said referring to the elected officials who were in charge of the offices where she worked. “They have inspired me to be involved.” Both candidates agreed Clay County has some good things going for it, but could be better. Jobs top Ridgeway’s priority list. She said she wants to eliminate the unnecessary red tape for businesses to open or relocate to Clay County. “When businesses are looking at coming to Clay County, they need onestop shopping. …We need to be the lowest fee, the easiest place to do business with,” Ridgeway said. Duffett agreed. She said in her experience working

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Gladstone Dispatch A5

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Community Calendar TOD AY, SEPT. 6 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 NE Antioch Road, Kansas City North. For more information, contact Peg Simmons at 452-4302 or by email at jpsimford@att.net, 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 NE Russell Road in Kansas City. For more information, contact Tri-County Mental Health Services at 468-0400 or visit www.tricountymhs.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 Foundation-Heartland program is free. ART LEAGUE: The Northland Art League will meet at 7 p.m. at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NW 65th St. in Gladstone. Porcelain artist Marty Hill will display and demonstrate her work. BETA SIGMA PHI: The Kappa Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 7 p.m. This Career Chapter holds a monthly meeting and plans various social activities and service projects all year round. Membership in Beta Sigma Phi International is open to women of all ages. Call Shannon at 5827676 for details.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 FRIDAY IN THE PARK: The group 3 Guys Named Dan will bring the sounds of acoustic rock to Friday in the Park on at North Kansas City’s Festival Pavilion in Macken Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public, and every event features a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. For more information, visit www.nkc.org or contact city hall at 274-6000. NARFE: The National Active & Retired Federal Employee’s Association Platte/Clay Chapter 2256 will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby. Dr. Greg Cummins will discuss “What is a Hospitalist, and where is my regular doctor?” Lunch will be available at Wexford Place after the meeting. For more information, call Ethlyn McCleave at 454-3491. MEDIUM DEMONSTRATION: Spirit seekers have the opportunity to participate in an intimate gallery event hosted by psychic medium Steffany Barton. Angels Among Us will be a demonstration of Barton’s intuitive talents from 7 to 9 p.m. at Unity of Kansas City North, 1000 N.E. Barry Road in Kansas City North. For more information, visit www.Angelsinsight.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 COUNTRY FAIR: The Big Shoal Country Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Atkins-Johnson Farm. The entrance to the farm is off Antioch Road across from White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Road in Gladstone. PLANT EXCHANGE: A fall plant exchange, hosted by the Gladstone Parks & Recreation Department and City Gardener Beth Houliha, will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at large shelter house at Happy Rock Park, 76th and Northeast Antioch Road. Bring extra perennials to trade with other gardeners. For more information, call 423-4091. GENEALOGY: The Northland Genealogy Society will meet at 10 a.m. downstairs at the North Kansas City Public Library, 2251

Howell St. Guest speaker Beth Foulk, a volunteer and instructor at the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, will present hints for conducting effective searches on Ancestry.com. Northland Genealogy Society President JP Rand will present the first of two sessions on information she gleened from the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Birmingham, Ala. The meeting is free, and the public is invited. For more information, call 454-9017 or email jrand@kc.rr.comThe society’s revamped website is northlandgensoc.org. REUNION: The 19th annual Gashland School reunion is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. at the large shelter house at Oak Grove Park in Gladstone. Bring a side dish to share and your own table service and drink. For more information, contact Robert and Mary Ruth (Webb) Stegall at 587-1629 or mrsrns@kc.rr.com or Earl and Mary Lou (Hanks) Walker at 216-1508 or ewalker44@kc.rr.com.

MONDAY, SEPT. 10 CITY GOVERNMENT: The City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall. CUB SCOUTS: Cub Scout Pack 271 meets every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gashland United Methodist Church, 7715 N. Oak Trafficway. Cub Scouting is open to boys in grades one to five and welcomes family participation in all events throughout the year. You can join anytime by stopping on a meeting night or calling Angela at 352-2524 for details.

County Commissioners may attend the Public Hearing, Liberty Triangle Tax Increment Financing Plan, at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall, 101 E. Kansas St. in Liberty. GRANDFAMILIES: Sanford Krigel, an attorney with Krigel and Krigel will address Northland Grandfamilies at 10 a.m. Designed to assist grandparents and other relatives raising children, the support group that meets on the second Wednesday of the month at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 N.E. Vivion Road in Kansas City. Contact the University of Missouri Extension office at 407-3490 for more information. ALPHA COURSE: Gashland United Methodist Church, 7715 N. Oak Trafficway, will begin The Alpha Course, 12-week course that provides thought-provoking weekly sessions, meals, and small group discussions. For more information, email secretary@gashlandumc.org or call 436-1616. Childcare is provided.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 4-H OPEN HOUSE: Clay County 4-H is now taking new 4-H members and leaders. Interested youth are invited to an open house starting at 6 p.m. at Earnest Shepherd Youth Center in Liberty. There will be a parents meeting at 6:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Elkins Mense at mensen@missouri.edu for more information. FUNDRAISER: Rebuilding Together Clay County’s Rebuilding Day fundraiser will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Liberty Christian Fellowship, 1815 W. Liberty Drive.

BETA SIGMA PHI: The Kappa Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 7 p.m. This Career Chapter holds a monthly meeting and plans various social activities and service projects all year round. Membership in Beta Sigma Phi International is open to women of all ages. Call Shannon at 5827676 for details.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 ART OPENING: The Gladstone Arts Commission will host an art opening for new works by acclaimed photographer Mike Sinclair at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes. Sinclair has artfully captured the 25th season of Gladstone Theatre In the Park this summer. The show will be a commemorative occasion for his artistic vision, as well as the success of the community theater. For more information, email artsinfo@gladstone.mo.us. FRIDAY IN THE PARK: Marimba Sol De Chiapas will bring music from south of the border to Friday in the Park at North Kansas City’s Festival Pavilion in Macken Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public, and every event features a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. it is sponsored by the City of North Kansas City. For more information, visit www.nkc. org or contact city hall at 274-6000.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 CAR WASH: Cub Scout Pack 271 will have it annual fall car wash from noon to 4 p.m. at Advance Auto, 65th

and North Oak in Gladstone. Car washes are by donation and all proceeds will be used to provide quality programs, camping and assist in service projects throughout the Scout Year. They will also be taking order for Popcorn, Partylite Candles and selling Sonic Community First Cards. Call Angela at 352-2524 for more info or for details about how to become a member or supporter of Pack 271.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 FUNDRAISER: The fifth annual fundraiser for the Darrel Bland Sertoma Club is planned for noon to 3 p.m. at AMF Pro-Bowl in North Kansas City. Family fun with lunch is provided. The cost is $10 per person for either mini-golf or go-cart racing, and $18 per person for both. Proceeds will help support the club’s service projects and scholarships. Complete the registration form at http://www.sertomadb.org and join in the family fun. Walk-ins are welcome. MINISTRY: Tower View Baptist Church, 7301 N. E. 50th St. in Kansas City, will celebrate 50 years of ministry. Celebration activities include a combined worship service at 10:30 a.m. Former pastors will be sharing in the worship service. A pot luck dinner will follow the worship service at 1 p.m. There will be games for children following the morning service. A time of celebration and remembrance will be held at 2:30 p.m. Members, former members, and community leaders are invited. For information, call the church at 453-3334 or visit experiencetheview.org.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 HISTORY PRESENTATION: At 7 p.m., the Clay County Museum and Historical Society will present the topic, Early Post Offices in Clay County. The museum is at 14 N. Main St. in Liberty.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 FARMERS MARKET: The Gladstone Farmers market is held from 2 to 6 p.m. one block east of North Oak Trafficway on Northeast 70th Street each Wednesday through the summer. TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets 9 to 10 a.m. weekly at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6409 N.W. 72nd St. in Kansas City North. The non-profit weight loss group offers education and weight loss support. Visit for free. Class is led by a home economist and will continue every Wednesday. No registration is required. For information, call 741-8708. PUBLIC HEARING: Clay

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Campaign 2012: Advertising or policy Money, of course, is another factor in the change in the political landscape. There’s so much cash available for political campaigns that candidates no longer need to rely on what strategists call “free media.” They can buy all the broadcast time and newspaper advertising they need to communicate without the risk of being forced off message by pesky reporters.

an indication of the growing frustration in covering political campaigns. Political campaigns have changed dramatically since I began as a rookie reporter. Back then, most candidates were easily accessible to reporters. They held regular and lengthy news conferences in the statehouse. They issued detailed policy papers that reflected extensive thought and staff research. They seemed truly eager to talk with reporters about their views. That’s not the pattern today. Access to many candidates is restricted. News conferences on complicated policy issues have been replaced by made-fortelevision media events in the major markets. Little of substance about public policy may be discussed, but the pictures sure look pretty.

Years ago, I sensed that the driving motivation for many candidates was to change public policy. Positions were taken on difficult issues in order to claim a voter mandate. The best example was Mel Carnahan’s campaign for governor in 1992. He made a tax increase for education a key issue in his campaign. As a result of his election, he entered office with a voter mandate that helped get

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Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

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Learning from your weaknesses can help you to grow stronger, Pisces. Accept a challenge that is presented this week, even if it scares you.

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• Sept. 2 — Salma Hayek, Actress (46) • Sept. 3 — Shaun White, Actress (26) • Sept. 4 — Beyonce Knowles, Singer (31) • Sept. 5 — Michael Keaton, Actor (61) • Sept. 6 — Jeff Foxworthy, Comic (54) • Sept. 7 — Corbin Bernsen, Actor (58) • Sept. 8 — Pink, Singer (33) — Metro Creative

CommunityCalendar Find out what’s going on in your community.

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VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22

The Buddy Holly Experience

Virgo, though you may not know where your path

~Italian Deli & Pasta ~ 6100 NE Antioch Rd. • Gladstone, MO 64119

(816) 459-9500 Fax (816) 459-7029 BUY ONE MEATBALL SUB WITH A MEDIUM DRINK

GET ONE FREE Expires 10-17-12

U-Pick Pumpkins • Mums Asters • Gourds • Squash Straw • Indian Corn Grandma Ding’s Fudge 2 Free Mazes Opening Sept. 8th

– FREE ADMISSION –

10700 FARMERS LANE, PLATTE CITY, MO 64079 Open Daily 10-6 • Evenings call 858-5758 pumpkinsetc.com

Starring

BILLY McGUIGAN

as Buddy Holly

Liberty Performing Arts Theatre

SATURDAY October 27th at 7:30pm

1600 S. Withers Road, Liberty, MO, 64068 Tickets are available by calling the box office at 816-439-4362

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816.414.3340

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ClassiďŹ eds Classifi eds Liberty Tribune Legals

150 170

Legal Notices

NOTICE The Liberty, Missouri Tax Increment Financing ("TIF") Commission will consider a proposed amendment to the Liberty Triangle Tax Increment Financing Plan to correct certain Plan exhibits and approve and activate Redevelopment Projects E, E-2, E-3 and E-4 within the Liberty Triangle Tax Increment Financing Plan in accordance with the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act. Pursuant to law, the public is hereby notified that: A. A public hearing regarding a proposed amendment to the Liberty Triangle Tax Increment Financing Plan to correct the legal descriptions in Exhibit C, revise the project area maps and site plans in Exhibit D, and correct the descriptions of the individual redevelopment projects in Exhibit E of the Plan as well as approve and activate Redevelopment Projects E, E-2, E-3, and E-4 within the Liberty Triangle Tax Increment Financing Plan will be held before the City of Liberty TIF Commission on September 12, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 East Kansas, Liberty, Missouri 64068. B. The Redevelopment Area is generally located at the northeast corner of College Street and N. Blue Jay Drive in the City of Liberty (north of the new Hy-Vee store). C. All interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing described in A. above. D. The proposed Projects E, E2, E-3 and E-4 if approved would provide for redevelopment of an area totaling approximately 8 acres into retail uses. E. More specific information regarding the proposed amendment to the Liberty Triangle Tax Increment Financing Plan and the activation of Redevelopment Projects E, E-2, E-3 and E-4 of the Liberty Triangle Tax Increment Financing Plan is available for inspection by any interested party at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 101 East Kansas, Liberty, Missouri 64068. The documents may be inspected between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays.

Publish: August 16, 2012 and September 6, 2012

Legals

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Liberty, Missouri for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of the opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the contract. City Engineer Liberty, Missouri Brian Hess Publish: Aug. 23 & 30 and Sept. 6, 2012 CITY OF LIBERTY, MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Engineer, 3rd floor of City Hall in Liberty, Missouri until 10:00 a.m. local time, Thursday, September 13, 2012 for Utility Public Improvements-Heartland Meadows Industrial Park, City Project #12-006 At said time and place, and promptly thereafter, all bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work consists of the following: Construction of approximately 2,255 linear feet of 10-inch PVC sanitary sewer, including highway bore, and related structures; construction of approximately 50 linear feet of 12-inch C900 watermain, and approximately 120 linear feet to 4foot x 4-foot reinforced box culvert and related piping and structures. Contract Documents including drawings and specifications can be viewed/downloaded at www.ci.liberty.mo.us or are on file for public inspection at the office of the City Engineer of Liberty, Missouri and AGC Engineers, Inc., 405 S Leonard, Suite D, Liberty, Missouri. The official Bid Package (hardcopy) must be obtained from AGC Engineers, Inc., 405 S Leonard, Suite D, Liberty, Missouri for a fee of $75 excluding postage & handling. A satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to five percent, (5%) of the total bid for work shall be submitted with each proposal. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay satisfactory performance and payment bond or bonds. The City of Liberty, Missouri reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any formalities in the bidding. Bids may be held by the City of Liberty, Missouri for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of the opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the contract. City Engineer Liberty, Missouri Brian Hess Publish: Aug. 23 & 30 and Sept. 6, 2012

Real Estate

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231

Homes For Sale

206

325

(2004 Swift Ave, NKC)

Single Adults Only

(816) 452-0099 Professionally managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Co.

Gladstone Raised Ranch 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car garage fireplace, deck, security system, appliances, new roof, hot water tank (2yrs old), newer carpet, fenced yard, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, new kitchen floor, new range top microwave. $139,900. Call for appointment 816-436-0753

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Renovated 1BR Apt Senior Community Rent Based on Income Landmark Towers Apartments 1203 W College St Liberty, MO 64068 816-781-5410

310

See to appreciate! Total of 6 bedrooms!

True Ranch- 4120 NE 80th Terr. 3BR, 2BA, huge kitchen, 2 car garage. Complete mother-inlaw quarters w/3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, tornado room. Big yard.

$500/mo., $150 dep. 436-7871

$215,000.00

Call for appointment. (816)468-4785 Clean ranch w/fenced yard, finished walkout basement & huge covered patio. Rosewood, $129,900

Reece & Nichols 628-6611

Rentals

300 304

Apartments Unfurnished

3 BR, 1.5 BA Duplex in Liberty, all appliances included except fridge, 1 car garage. W/D hookups.

349

Financial

400 401

515

All Northland Area 2-5 evenings/wk

Individuals, Partners, Retirees � PT, 4-hour shift � No weekends Worlds of Fun • Gladstone • Liberty Barry Rd / I-29

(816) 472-8181 K.K. Custom

Homes For Sale

1003 Meadowlark Lane Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 EOE

Houses For Rent

Liberty 2 bdrm, 1 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, 1 car garage, fenced back yard, small pet w/deposit. Close to downtown. $975 816-781-4460

231

Excelsior Springs Nursing & Rehab

Approx. 900 sqft., over-sized bay, office w/bath, plenty of parking, $800/mo. Avail. 10/1 816-679-8636

DEPOSITS LOWERED !

(816) 781-6537

Apply in person at

Garages For Rent

3BR Ranch, very nice area in Gladstone, 734-260-2644.

Liberty, MO

211

Farms/ Farm Land

For Sale: Farmland, 57 acres, 3 ponds, good fences, rural water. Route M, south of Lawson. $169,500. Call 913-449-9951

N.Kansas City - 2 Bdrm, 1 Full Bath, 1 Car Garage, Basement, Lg. Yard. Non-Smokers, No Pets. $700/mth. Call 816-803-8747

Homes For Sale

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Want to earn $30,000 or more more a year? year?

Classes Start Sept. 17! Enroll by Sept. 10!

For more information call (816)736-6600 or visit www.nwmissouri.edu/kc/cci

Dri ver-T o w Tr uck er-To uck Full time Requirements: • Must be at least 25 years old • Live in the Northland • Clean driving record • Be available nights & weekends • Be able to pass a drug & background check.

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304 MLS# 1761277 4 BR, 3 BA, finished walk-out & 2 car garage only $150’s!!! PRICE REDUCED $20,000! Call Darlene Nielson (816)777-5445 Remax Results www.darlenenielson.net

Nor thwest thwest Missouri State Univer sity Kansas City Center in Liber ty MO hosts a Phar macy Technician Technician Program and a Medical Billing and Coding Program. Additional programs available available online.

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Harborview Rev. 1.15 Story

Apartments Unfurnished

304

opportunities in this week’s classiďŹ eds.

Want to change change your your career career ?

505 F Hwy: True Ranch, 4BR with 3Baths, 2 Car garage, Barn and fenced. $129000 mls 1773690 2415 Martin Road: 20 Acres, 4BR, 4 ½ Bath, 3 Car Garage, Pool, Barn, property is fenced and organic farming $525000 mls 1785510 3620 J Hwy: 9+acres, 4BR, 3BA, 2Car, Pool, Private Setting. $195000 mls 1791784 14309 N Virginia: 3+acres, 3BR, 4 ½ BA, 3Car extra 2 rooms in bsmnt could be 4th and 5th BR plus Rec Room $249000 mls 1768732 14606 Wicklow: Hills of Shannon, 4BR, 3BA Amazing home with 2 living areas, corner lot $189000 mls 1782438 804 Belt, Edgerton: True Ranch 3BR, 2BA, large deck, park-like backyard, 2+Car garage $118000 mls 1791945

Homes $150k-$200k

HELP WANTED Check out the

DIRECTOR OF NURSING

Claycomo- 2BR, w/stove, refrigerator, $500/mo, + first, last & $100 dep. 816-453-4675.

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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-termrelationships 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 mdaugherty@npgco.com

The Missouri Veterans Home- Cameron seeks a Director of Nursing to join its Leadership Team. Our Home is a state of the art longterm care facility located 30 miles north of Liberty and 30 miles east of St. Joseph. The successful candidate will lead a workforce of 150+ employees and engage in a participatory management culture. Responsibilities include adhering to a 33 point Quality Management system to guarantee quality health & lifestyle outcomes and direct the work of professional nursing staff. Requires four years of professional experience in nursing or closely related area, and a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college in nursing or closely related area. Qualifying experience may substitute for deficiencies in the required education. Competitive compensation and State of Missouri benefits package await your inquiry. Qualified candidates respond with resume and cover letter to: David Slover, 1111 Euclid, Cameron, MO 64429 (816) 632-6010 or e-mail David.Slover@mvc.dps.mo.us. EOE “One Team, One Goal, Serving Veterans"

Innovations 1730 sq.ft. $115,000.00 Located in Historic Downtown Kearney, MO. Good traffic area, several other businesses in same area- walk way between building- Access to strip center- central AC/heat. Ready to move in. Call for appt. 816-903-3603 or 816-309-1159 113 E. Washington Kearney MO, 64060

Help Wanted

Dietary Cook/Aide

4-Plex Gladstone 2br, appl, c/a, w/d hk-ups, clean credit req. Owner. $495. 816-587-5544

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Gladstone City Hall 7010 N Holmes jobs@gladstone.mo.us

Accepting applications for a Piano Instructor. Smithville Music 873-2313 or email: tim@smithvillemusic.com

319

See office for details.

For more information visit: www.gladstone.mo.us.

JANITORIAL OFFICE CLEANING

Crossing Shops, FP, CA, appl,

316

Cherokee Village Apartments

Experience in grounds maintenance &/or building maintenance a plus. Some weekends.

500

Liberty- 1 half duplex, 2BR, 1BA, 1 car garage, rec-room, CA. $625 /mo + dep. Owner/Agent Mike Littlejohn, 816-407-5058.

Extra Clean

• 1 Bedroom

PARKS CREW WORKER

Employment

Professionally Managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Company

2 bdrm 1 bath

Maintenance Director and Custodial Supervisor The Cameron R-I School District is looking for a quality individual who has experience in custodial or maintenance supervision. This individual needs to have hands on skills in the areas of plumbing, electrical, HVAC and general contracting. Supervision of employees and the ability to plan ahead are a must. This will be a 12-month salaried position with benefits. Salary will be based on experience. Apply online at www.cameron.k12.mo.us, Employment, on or before Sept. 10

(EOE & Drug Free Workplace)

$799 per mo + deposit. Call June 816-436-0101

$550

• Studios

Business Opportunity

LOWEST LEASE RATES & EXCELLENT LOCATION! 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, LaFuente Restaurant, Nail Salon, etc. Spaces from approx. 950 to 3,600 sq ft currently available. Call Chalise at 660-292-0213 for more information. www.oldchurchplaza.com

$250dep. 816-436-7871 .

N o Application Fee

Townhomes For Rent

2-3 BR, 2.5 BA, beautiful inside, finished basement w/full BA & laundry room. 816-741-0255.

gar, wd hkups, $625 per mo.

781-4460

Golden Living Center Smithville is seeking a PT Dietary Service Manager. Hours will vary. Must have some experience Dietary Service including management, ordering and budgeting. Please apply at 106 Hospital Drive in Smithville, Mo.

816-452-0866

Newer 2 bdr., walk to Chouteau

Liberty

Help Wanted

Professionally managed by Charles F. Curry R/E Co.

3 Bdrms, 1 1/2 bath, 1 car garage, appliances, Schumacher School. 838 Walker Court. Clean & ready to go. $850 816-781-4460

water pd., newly remodled,

515

Claycomo- Quaint neighborhood, close to shopping, schools & hwys. Single lots $315. Water and sewer paid, yards mowed.

Duplexes

4-plex, 2BR, C/A, appl., w/d hkups,

Mobile Home Sites

Northgate Mobile Estates

OAK TREE APTS Studios with Kitchen

• 2 Bedrooms

Buisness For Sale

Apartments Unfurnished

304

DEADLINE 4PM TUESDAY

FOR SALE BY OWNER

200

Bid Notices

CITY OF LIBERTY, MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Engineer, 3rd floor of City Hall in Liberty, Missouri until 2:00 p.m. local time, Thursday, September 13, 2012 for Roadway Improvements-Heartland Meadows Industrial Park, City Project #12-006 At said time and place, and promptly thereafter, all bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work consists of the following: Approximately 900 linear feet of grading, asphalt paving, drainage, and other incidental construction for a driveway and associated right-turn turn lane improvements along the eastbound lanes of US-69. Contract Documents including drawings and specifications can be viewed/downloaded at www.ci.liberty.mo.us or are on file for public inspection at the office of the City Engineer of Liberty, Missouri and TranSystems, 2400 Pershing, Suite 400, Kansas City, Missouri. The official Bid Package (hardcopy) must be obtained from TranSystems, 2400 Pershing, Suite 400, Kansas City, Missouri for a fee of $50 excluding postage & handling. A satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to five percent, (5%) of the total bid for work shall be submitted with each proposal. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay satisfactory performance and payment bond or bonds. The City of Liberty, Missouri reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any formalities in the bidding. Bids may be held by the City of

Bid Notices

www.libertytribune.com



Small Town Charm, Big City Conveniences! ✧✧ 1 & 2 Bedrooms ✧✧ $399-$535 Close to Historic Liberty Square

Call (816) 452-0866 Professionally managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Company

APARTMENT MAINTENANCE



North of the River apartment complex needs maintenance person. Must have own transportation. Some tools required. Basic plumbing, electrical, HVAC & carpentry experience necessary. HVAC certified. Salary plus benefits.

Apartments Unfurnished

Liberty Area Apartments

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Parmele Law Firm is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant for our Liberty office. The ideal candidate will have office or customer service experience, be dependable, and possess excellent computer skills. E-mail cover letter and resume to hr@danielparmelelaw.com. EOE Picture Perfect Lawn Care Service ** Now Hiring ** Fall Laborers $9 per hour to start. Call: 532-4720

PIZZA RANCH

651

Estate Sales

Lake Waukomis- 367 N. Shore Dr. Sept. 7, 8, 9, 9:15a-4p, Designer furniture, large area rugs, pottery, silver & glassware, artwork, art supplies, tools, boats, motors, fishing equipment, iron patio furniture, garden items, & household misc. www.classicestatesaleskc.com

654

Garage Sales

1829 White Tail Lane (in White Tail Pond) 9/7 & 8 7a-2p. girls clothing, toddler to 6, kids toys, kitchen items, baby furniture, dishes, TV, queen bed, dinette & misc. 64079

IS NOW HIRING

ALL POSITIONS

1st Kansas City Location ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 08/17 THRU 09/23 MON-SUN 10AM TO 4PM At Comfort Suites Hotel Liberty, MO

Platte City Community Wide Garage Sale Benefits Hillcrest Transitional Housing

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Maple Valley School- Kansas City (816)437-3711 Cook I- Vacancy # 50301 School Term/6hrs/day Salary: $9.45/hour. Excellent State benefits package. Substitute Teacher Aide- Vacancy # 40171 Hourly rate of pay: $11.36 /hour Obtain application a http://www. dese.mo.gov/divspeced/state schools/ss_vacancies.html, contact the school at the number above, or contact the area office at (660)530-5588. EOE/AA. Relay Missouri (800)7352966 or the 711 Relay Operator.

533

Trucking/ Drivers

DRIVERS: Home Weekly! Intermodal, Dry Van, Flatbed, Excellent benefits /Bonuses. CDL-A, 1 yr. Exp. / Refreshers Welcome. Connie or Marnie (866)374-8487.

Healthcare

550 562

Healthcare RN/LPN

Full Time: 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Apply in person at

Excelsior Springs Nursing & Rehab

1003 Meadowlark Lane Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 EOE

Educational

600 609

Preschool/ Nursery

Early Childhood Education Center Educational sunshine for the life of your child

Sponsored by the Platte City Area Chamber of Commerce. Sales begin at 8 a.m. Over 150 homes participating. Maps can be purchased for $1 beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7th at Price Chopper, Apple Market and Casey's General Store. For more info call 816-858-5270.

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Liberty- Willow Estates Neighborhood Sale Sat. Sept. 8 Times vary per garage Take H Hwy (Mill St) 3 miles east of William Jewell College to Lancaster Rd. Follow distinctive signs and streamers. Quality Items For Everyone Golf carts (gas, electric), 110CC 4-wheeler, mini-bike, pool table, antiques (fainting couch, hoiser cabinet, rectangular double drop leaf table w/6 chairs) library table, maple armoire, new kitchen table, curio cabinet, kitchen table & chairs, Adirondack chairs, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, ceiling fan, garden benches, gazebo, wishing well, dishes, pasta maker, blenders, tea sets, glassware, bedding, pictures, designer ladies clothing (6-14), shoes, boys jeans, children’s clothes, boys 15” bike (new), wood changing table, Evenflo high chair (new) Chicco porta-crib, Exersaucer, swing, Chicco high chair, children’s videos and DVDs, lots of toys.

SOMERBROOK

Gladstone- 8028 N Lydia Ave. Sept. 7. 8a-2p. ‘03 Dodge Caravan, desks, clths, vintage hats, florals Gladstone- Garage Sale- lots of misc., clothes, furniture, toys, ladders, lawn mowers, you name it,we have it. 5800 N Indiana. Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8a-? Gladstone- Huge sale, mens & womens shirts, coats, jeans, shoes purses, uniforms, golf clubs, lots of misc. 6101 N. Howard Ave. Sept. 7 & 8. 8a-6p

Wanted To Buy/Trade

795

Diabetic test strips wanted- up to $10 for extra, unused boxes. 816510-2301.

Transportation

1600

S & F PAINTING

816-734-5580

SELL it in the

1300 1390

Wanted Automotive CASH !!!!

FOR YOUR GOOD CLEAN USED CAR, TRUCK OR VAN. CALL RICK: 816-781-1026 or 816-223-4655

Classifieds 1530

Haul/Trash Removal

Roofing/ Guttering

1635

BETTER ROOFING & CONTRACTING Full Tear-offs, Re-roofs, Gutters. Free Estimates. MC/Visa. Lic. & Ins. 816-452-2527

HELP WANTED Check out the opportunities in this week’s classifieds.

Haul/Trash Removal

1530

Call An Expert

1400 1420

Appliance Repair Washer & Dryer Repair 816-436-3914

1437

1527 291 & Stark. Sept. 7 & 8 Fri. 8am-8pm, Sat. 8am-?

Painting

Interior/Exterior, Paperhanging Residential/Comm. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. 24 Years Experience

Childcare

Auctions

Newborn to preschool, located off 210 near NKC Hospital. Day, night, some weekends. 806-5959, if no answer please leave message.

Handyman Services

816.781.4941

FAMILY MAN NEEDS WORK

www.libertytribune.com

Lawncare, gar. & bas.

Merchandise

Gladstone- 7006 N Highland Ave. Sept. 7 & 8, 8a-4p, fish tanks, die cast cars, misc,. hardware, exercise bike, bookcases, stereo & more. Gladstone- 7321 N Wabash Ave., Fri. & Sat. Sept. 7 & 8, 8a-3p, Moving/Downsizing Sale. Everything must go. Furniture, extension & step ladders, golf equipment, TVs, stereo, DVD player, dishes, books, storage shelves, & much more.

Garage Sales

700 772

Musical Instruments

New & used Pianos on sale at Meyer Music Call: Bette (816)228-5656 or Mike (913)491-6636

Auctions 816.781.4941

2 Day Longaberger and Boyd’s Boyd’s Bear

cleaning, odd jobs, hauling.

816-320-3990

1530

AUCTION Sat. & Sun., Sept. 8th & 9th • 10AM

Haul/Trash Removal

GENERAL HAULING House cleanouts, heavy appliances, yard cleanup. Haul and dispose. Fully insured, In business 24 yrs. 816-454-0289 www.steveshauling.com

North Country Community Center Lawson, Missouri

4-1/2 mi. N. of Excelsior Springs, MO. on Highway 69

879+ lots of Baskets & Etc., Pottery and Foundry & and 200+ Boyd's Bears. For more information, terms, complete listing and group photos check our website. Many quality pieces most are like new and many are in boxes.

Don’t Miss This Great Offering

HAUL AWAY SCRAP: Cars $, old appliances, metal, junk etc. Call Auggie anytime 816-984-9128.

Preview: Fri. Sept. 8th 9am to 5PM and 8AM on auction days Biscuits and Gravy until 11 AM

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Full-Time Certified Licensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker

RAY COUNTY REAL ESTATE AUCTION

Gladstone- Moving sale. Sept 12 & 13, 8a-5p, home furnishings, twin beds, Jewelry Direct Sales items & supplies. 2706 NE 63rd St.

M o n d a y, O c t o b e r 1 , 2 0 1 2 • 1 0 a m Auction & Property Location: 1 1/2 miles NW of Richmond, MO on N. Garner Road, 1/2 W on 126th, 1/4 mile N on Outersky Road to property.

Gladstone- Thurs., & Fri., Northhaven Gardens. 3301 NE 70th Place.

52 surveyed acres selling in 2 Tracts- 44 +/- acres tillable in T52N, R28W, Sect. 11 & 14

Gladstone-1700 NE 72nd Ter. (off N. Euclid) Fri & Sat 8-5; Two families; like new crib mattress, Graco stroller- carrier- carseat combo, 2 playards, bouncer, toys, much more for baby & toddler, plant pots, sewing machine, bestseller paperbacks, household goods, dishes, older Maytag washer, variety of misc. plus free items.

Tract 1: 39.81 acres with 32.7 tillable Tract 2: 12.63 acres with 11.1 tillable SELLERS: NEER LAND and FARMS FARMS LLC, Country Investments & Aaron Stebbins For more information or appointment contact: Mike Williams (816)797-5450 mike@wheelerauctions.com

KC North- Gracemor

Classes for 3s, 4s, & 5s 816-454-7410



Help Wanted

Thursday, B7 L I BSeptember E R T Y T R I B U6, N E2012

 

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650 651

Estate Sales

HUGE ESTATE SALE 3 DAY EVENT Thurs. 9/6, Fri. 9/7 & Sat. 9/8 Open 8:00 am 317 S. Marimack Dr., Kearney Treasure Hunter’s Dream: Lots of collectibles, antiques, tools, furniture, YOU NAME IT - WE GOT IT! KCMO- 928 NE 102nd St. Sept 7, 8, 9. 9:15a-4p. Beautiful furniture, antiques, power tools, mower, garden items, freezer, patio sets, and more. www.classicestatesaleskc.com

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Healthcare

Saturday, Sept. 8 8AM - 3PM • Furniture • Toys • Children’s Clothes • Lots of Misc.

7932 NE 53rd Terr, KC, MO 64119 LibertyKDP Sorority Multi Sale Sat., Sept. 8, • 7:30a-2p 1429 Woodbury, Liberty

(291 Hwy, turn onto G. Hendren, R on Nashua, R on Wildbriar, R on Woodbury)

Vera Bradley & purses, jewelry, books, furniture, child gate, car seat, toys, household, holiday décor, counter microwave, Electrolux vacuum, portable grill, CLOTHES.

Liberty- 1025 Dunwich- Canterbury. Sept. 7 & 8, 8am. Old glass/dishes, dining set, furniture and lots of misc.

562

Healthcare

B I O S TAT I S T I C I A N St. Luke’s Health System is seeking a Biostatistician I for it Kansas City, MO facility to provide statistical support for multiple research studies in the area of health economics. Requires Master’s in Biostats., Stats., or reltd w/coursework in longitudinal daya analysis and survival analysis + 1 year exp. Send resume to empd@saint-lukes.org

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Garage Sales

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Garage Sales

KC NorthMOVING IN SALE! 2 households combined! Furniture, day bed (frame & mattress), oak hall tree, double sleeper bed, coffee tables, oak dining room set. Antique silk couch, love seats, office chairs, bookcases, sterling silver, crystal, brass items, inside/exterior doors, home decor, outdoor light fixtures, lamps, computers, stereo equipment, Christmas decorations, dish sets, glasses, sm. kit.appliances, men XLG & women’s petite clothes, rugs (LGE & small), live plants, flower pots, pots & pans, silverware, TV armoire, handicap stuff, wreaths, books, movies, camping gear, tons more. 18 NE 82nd Ter., KCMO, 64118 (SE of Metro North Shopping Center) Liberty-

332 E Arthur St. (castle looking house w/blue tile roof).

8/7 & 8/8. Many items including home décor, clothing, set of mid century soda fountain bar stools, almost new built in convection oven & architectural salvage from historical property such as marble, light fixture, & ornate plaster molding & doors etc. Kitchen items, like new Rockenbok monorail set w/ accessories, small desk, hand made jewelry, pet toys & supplies, very large bird cage, small appliances, electronics, fireplace, corner bench & table, wireless printers & much more. All proceeds will go to I Am Ferret.org, a non profit organization dedicated to the education and care of surrendered, abused and neglected ferrets.

REAL ESTATE AUCTION T hursda y, Spet., 13 • 11:00 A.M.

2008 NE 39th St., KC. MO 64116 Nice 2 Bdrm 1.5 Bath Home, Full Basement, 2 Car Detatched, Garage With Workshop Area, On Large Fenced Lot.

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Changing landscapes

CLAY COUNTY

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

PRAIRIE BLAZING STAR: Grows from 2 to 5 feet tall. Blooms July through September. ▼

A12 Gladstone Dispatch

Despite loss of funding, grassland restoration moves forward

BLUE SAGE: Blooms from July through October, reaching up to 5 feet tall. PURPLE CONEFLOWER: This recognizable flower blooms from June to September.

COMPASS PLANT: Can grow to a height of 10 feet. Leaves grow facing north and south, giving the plant its name. ▼

RATTLESNAKE MASTER: Resembles a yucca plant, growing 2 to 3 feet.

The Smithville Grassland Revitalization Project, which began in 2005, was initiated to recreate natural grassland and savanna in green spaces around Smithville Lake. To date, 310 acres of the anticipated 2,300 have been planted with native grasses and wildflowers through the support of multiple government and environmental entities. “This project is in two phases,” Jasen Ballenger, prairie trail and wildlife manager for Clay County Parks, said. “The first is the grassland revitalization component, which is turning idle fields and agricultural leased areas into a grassland. That’s about 1,000 acres. The other phase is the savanna restoration, which will require the removal of lots of trees. That part really hasn’t been tackled just yet.” The revitalization was funded primarily from a five-year plan with the Missouri Department of Conservation. At the end of that initial agreement, the project was left in limbo, as the department could not pledge to extend funding due to the struggling economy. “We knew we needed to look at this project a different way at that point. We decided to take that last check from them and

purchase a native seed harvester. Now I can harvest seed from areas already planted and use our seed drill to plant. Our plant diversity isn’t going to change, but at least we can continue to plant,” Ballenger said. “Essentially now the project is self-sufficient.” Funding constraints have also allowed Ballenger to refocus on other initiatives of the project. “We’ve put more effort into the education end of it and utilizing our areas for educational groups. That’s been a big push from me over the last six months. We’ve taken more school groups this last year into the project,” he said. From grade school class trips to botany workshops with Metropolitan Community CollegeMaple Woods students, the fields have become an outdoor classroom in addition to providing a habitat for a number of birds and insects. “We’re trying to explain the importance of the grassland and how there’s not a lot of original grassland left,” said Ballenger. Examples of completed fields can be found along the Crows Creek Campground and adjacent to the park office’s parking lot. Upkeep of the finished areas will continue through the fall with planting resuming in January. “A lot of this is trial and error to see what works. There’s not a lot of information out there

By Ryne Dittmer

on how to do this,” said Aaron Kagay who has worked with the parks department and the revitalization project for the past year. “There is also a lot of maintenance that goes into keeping out undesirable plants.” Ballenger and the county Parks Department officials are hop-

ing the project will see funding return in the next few years. Until that point, the revitalization will continue to self-support as more fields are prepared and planted. Additional information on the project can be found on the Smithville Lake website under the side tab Green Efforts.

FOXGLOVE BEARD TONGUE: Green stem and leaves deepen to red in late summer after flowering.

now open RYNE DITTMER/Photos special to Gladstone Dispatch

The Smithville Grassland Revitalization Project was created to restore 2,300 acres of grassland and savannas around Smithville Lake. This year the project has planted 28 acres of native grasses and wildflowers.

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A14 Gladstone Dispatch

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Your Letters Have you joined your school’s PTA?

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AUG. 23

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The importance of the U.S. president’s religious faith will be explored at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Lifetree Café. This program, titled “The President’s Faith: Does It Matter?” features CONTRIBUTED PHOTO exclusive filmed interviews Davidson Elementary School PTA President with Michael Gerson, col- Amy Corlew and her children attend Back to umnist for The Washing- School Night at the school. ton Post and chief speechwriter for George W. Bush, and Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners and spiritual adviser to Barack Obama. W W W. K I N D R E D C H E V R O L E T O L D S . C O M 8 1 6 - 5 3 2 - 0 9 0 0 “How the president’s “Only 8-minutes north of Metro North Mall on 169 Hwy!” faith affects his or her decisions while in office is a matter of debate as we head into the 2012 elections,” said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. “This forum will help us explore what — if any — impact religious beliefs play in the president’s job performance.” Admission to the 60minute event is free. Snacks and beverages will be available. Lifetree Café is located at 6317 N. Antioch, Suite 3W, in Gladstone. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Nicole Tackett at 550-6165 or nicole. tackett@ymail.com.

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You could feel the excitement in the air walking down the hallways of Davidson Elementary School at Back to School night. I know my kids were so excited to find out who their teacher would be and what friends were in their classes. For me, as a parent of three and president of our PTA, I felt the excitement too. You see, there is a connection that comes with being a member of the PTA. I needed more of a connection to my kids’ school. I know many people think if they join the PTA they feel like they are signing an oath of promised volunteerism. Does

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the PTA need volunteers? You bet it does. But I promise you, whatever you can give, whether it be time, talents or donating some cookies, it all matters, and that is what makes the PTA work. I have friendships that I would never have had if it wasn’t for the connection of PTA. We have a joke in our house of what PTA really means: Parents Talk A (lot). And that we do. Our meetings are a great time to connect with the teachers and share our joys and concerns of parenting and education. So, I hope this motivates you to join your child’s PTA at their school. I am so glad I did. Amy Corlew, Davidson Elementary PTA president


Sept. 6, 2012 Gladstone Dispatch