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Oct. 25, 2012 Volume 2 • Issue 49 75 cents Send your news to gladstonenews@npgco.com

District 15 Truth windows give glimpse of past candidates focus on jobs, economy By Amy Neal Job creation and economic development is at the forefront of both candidates’ minds in Missouri House District 15. Republican Kevin Corlew and Democrat Jon Carpenter each acknowledge that Kansas has won recent battles on those fronts, and they want to turn that around. “Missouri is definitely losing the border war in terms of jobs … and that hurts our local economy,” Carpenter said. Both also have said the state and its legislators will need to play a role to help make redevelopment and revitalization possible. Corlew cited the need for enabling legislation to facilitate partnerships such as the one between North Kansas City Schools and the city of Gladstone to build a natatorium as part of the Gladstone Community Center. If economic growth increases across Missouri, the state will have more money to invest in infrastructure that can help improve commerce and foster more economic growth, Corlew said. “The big thing we need to do is impress upon the rest of the state the unique challenges for us in the Kansas City area as a state-border area,” Corlew said of the challenge awaiting the District 15 representative elected on Nov. 6. The Republican is supportive of a push for a broad-base tax relief measure that would reduce the tax rate on all business

Amy Heithoff and daughter Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff examine layers of wallpaper through a truth window in the living room. “It’s cool how you can see all the transformation, how they built onto it,” Dominguez-Heithoff said, referring to the original log cabin at the core of the two-story home. The ground floor has been renovated with plan plans to open as a museum in April. At right, an axe head, hog scraper and powder horn found on site during the renovation work are displayed in the parlor. Read the story on Page A2. Amy Neal/Gladstone Dispatch photos

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Along with the wooden magnets shown here, the museum gift shop sells handmade bonnets from area residents, T-shirts and other items.

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Modern restroom facilities await visitors to the Atkins-Johnson Farm. “We want to recreate historic farm life but not to the extent of an outdoor outhouse,” said Erica White, museum manager. A paved path connecting the parking lot, restrooms and farmhouse also has been added.

Friends celebrate completion of interior renovations By Amy Neal With the completion of interior renovations, Gladstone is one step closer to opening the Atkins-Johnson Farm Museum to the public. An open house showcasing the improvements at the more than 180-year-old farmhouse was held Friday, Oct. 19, for Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm members and city officials. “This is our fall party to celebrate that we are done inside and can finally work on the fun part,” said museum manager Erica White. White said the property is scheduled to start offering public tours in early April. Until then, she will be working to “identify the vision for the house and narrowing down the story we want to tell.” Lessons about the history of farm life in Missouri will be central to the site’s mission. It also will play host to community events, White said. Mayor Carol Suter said the farm highlighted the city’s ongoing commitment to making arts and culture as a main feature of Gladstone. Since the city purchased

the farmhouse and two acres at the site in 2005, City Manager Kirk Davis said the city had obtained 20 more adjacent acres, and renovated fireplaces, exterior walls, the roof and now the interior. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Davis and White both said there was more work on the farm wish list that they hoped would be completed in the future such as turning a barn into an education center. There are plans to complete a trail connecting the farm with the nearby Big Shoal Cemetery with a restored prairie along the way, Davis said. The two sites make up the Big Shoal Heritage District. Improvements to Pleasant Valley Road also should improve accessibility to the farm, which was one of the six original homesteads in Clay County, Davis said. “The edge of the U.S. was Platte Purchase Road when the house was built,” Davis said. The farmhouse also has the distinction of being the longest continually inhabited residence in the county — and it was built to last

Shards from dishes and other items found on the Atkins-Johnson Farm site are on display. according to one of the preservation experts involved with the recent restoration “These houses were built using materials that were so solid,” said Elizabeth Rosin of Rosin Preservation in Kansas City. “It’s not going anywhere now that it’s been reinforced.” Friends member Nancy Lux described the renovations as “fantastic.” “All of a sudden it’s just come to life, and that’s what we wanted,” said the longtime Gladstone resident. Rosin agreed.

Musicians from the Oak Park High School Orchestra play in the dining room during an open house Friday, Oct. 19. The original mantle for the dining room fireplace disappeared from the home in the recent past, said Erica White, museum manger. A replacement is being hand carved.

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“It was so worn, and it needed freshening,” she said. “It feels like it has life in it again.” Countless volunteers hours have gone into this rebirth, along with the work of Zipco Contracting crews among others. At the open house, Carol

One of five truth windows is located in a corner just inside the front door. It exposes a foundation of limestone and wooden support beams. White said she was surprised to find out how clean the space underneath the house was, saying it was built to be weather-tight. “They had a knowledge of working with nature we don’t have anymore,” she said of the home’s builders. Other truth windows show the original ceiling in the original log cabin, which became the living room; hand-hewn white oak logs used to construct the cabin walls; layers of wall paper used to decorate over the years; and the inner structure of an archway connecting the living and dining rooms.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

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Santa taking numbers to call local children Children in kindergarten, first or second grade are eligible to receive a personal telephone call from Santa. Children attending Linden West, Gashland, Meadowbrook, Oakwood Manor and Chapel Hill elementary schools will receive a flyer at school. All other parents may call the Gladstone Parks and Recreation office for more information. Santa will make his calls from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec.10, through Wednesday, Dec. 12. Male volunteers are needed to assist Santa. Registration begins Monday, Nov. 12, and ends Friday, Dec. 7. Registration will be accepted at the Parks and Recreation Department inside Gladstone City Hall, 7010 N. Holmes St.; by mail, Attn: Santa; or at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes. To view a registration form, visit www.gladstone. mo.us. For additional information, call 4234085.

Mayor’s tree lighting kicks off holiday season Nov. 20 at Linden Square The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be an extra special event this year in Gladstone. In addition to kicking off the Christmas season, the event will be held at its new permanent location in Linden Square. Located just west of Gladstone City Hall at 70th Street and North Cherry Street, Linden Square will be the heart of the new Gladstone Village Center. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. All are welcome to join Gladstone Mayor Carol Suter, former Gladstone mayors and the City Council for the holiday tradition. The sounds of the Antioch Middle School Choir and Oakhill Day School will entertain, and Santa will be on hand to hear children’s requests. Carolyn Long, co-anchor for KCTV5 News at noon and 4 p.m., will be master of ceremonies. Hot drinks and cookies will be served immediately following the ceremony. This annual holiday lighting serves as a visual symbol of Gladstone’s effort to assist those in need during the holiday season. All proceeds benefit the Northland Christmas Store, the Get Kids Connected Scholarship program and Children’s Mercy Hospital. Monetary donations are being accepted at Gladstone City Hall. For more information, contact the Gladstone Parks and Recreation Department at 423-4088.

Gladstone offers 50+ Travel Program Gladstone’s 50+ Travel Program offers several day trips as well as overnight trips throughout the month. Visit w w w.gladstone.mo.us/Recreation to view information regarding specific trips and events. For questions, to make reservations or to be placed on the mailing list, call Paige Robbins at 423-4086 or paiger@ gladstone.mo.us.  

Sinclair’s Theatre in the Park photos on display at community center The work of acclaimed photographer Mike Sinclair will be on display at the Gladstone Community Center through Wednesday, Nov. 28, during the center’s normal operating hours. The exhibit showcases scenes Sinclair captured of the 25th season of Gladstone Theatre in the Park this past summer. This exhibit is free to the public. The Gladstone Community Center is at 6901 N. Holmes St. For more information, visit www. gladstone.mo.us.

Nominations sought for Keystone Award Nominations are open for construction and development projects in the Clay County Economic Development

Council’s annual Keystone Recognition Awards. The development council will honor businesses and organizations that have helped develop quality in Clay County at the annual Keystone Recognition Awards on Friday, Nov. 30, at Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 9. The Keystone awards honor projects that have made a significant contribution to Clay County’s economy and quality of life. They recognize companies new to the area, as well as existing firms. Winning nominations represent significant capital investment, employment increases, improvements to neighborhoods and business districts, as well as technological innovation. For more information, call 4684989 or e-mail info@clayedc.com. The nomination form is available at www. clayedc.com.

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Evangelist at Eagle Heights revival Eagles Heights Baptist Church will have special revival services Sunday, Oct. 28, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, with evangelist John R. Van Gelderen of Ann Arbor, Mich. Pastor Robert Franseen invites everyone to attend. Services will be at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Bible-centered preaching and soul-stirring music will part of the series. The church is at 5600 N. Brighton Ave. in Kansas City North. For more information, call 454-7410.

Monsanto Fund helps ‘Grow Communities’ According to the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development,4-H members are two to three times more likely to plan to go to college, live healthy lifestyles and make positive contributions in their communities. The Monsanto Fund recognizes the vital role 4-H plays in the lives of today’s young people and is investing in 4-H clubs across the country through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, according to a press release. Grow Communities gives eligible farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite local nonprofit. Last year, a total of $380,000 was invested in 152 rural 4-H clubs across 31 states. Missouri received $22,500 for nine 4-H chapters, including Clay County 4-H. For the third consecutive year, Grow Communities is gearing up to distribute $2,500 donations in 1,271 eligible counties across the country. Now through Nov. 30, farmers can apply online at www.growcommunities.com or call 877-267-3332 to apply by phone. To date, more than $7 million has been invested in rural America through Grow Communities. New this year, community members can suggest a 4-H club or other nonprofit that is in need of funding on the Grow Communities website. Farmers can review “planted ideas” and consider them in their application.

Red Ribbon Week student competition The National Family Partnership invites students to enter a national contest as part of its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23 to 31. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. This year, families can get involved by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods and win a $1,000 drug prevention grant for their schools and a new iPad for their home. To participate in the contest, families and students must decorate the front of their homes with this year’s message, “The Best Me Is Drug Free,” and submit a family photo with their work to www.redribbon.org/contest or www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek by Friday, Nov. 2. Only parents or those 18 years or older will be allowed to upload photos. Voting for the best decorations will take place from Nov. 2 to 16 at www. redribbon.org/vote. Ten winners from regions across the U.S. will be chosen, with winners being announced at events at their schools in December. Visit www.redribbon.org/contest for more contest information.

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A4 Gladstone Dispatch

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Community Calendar TODAY, Oct. 25 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 8422341. 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 4680400 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. BUNCO: The Gladstone Community Center will bring back Bunco Night. Check-in starts at 6 p.m., with the first roll of the dice at 6:15 p.m. There is limited space available. Call 423-4200 to register. The cost for Community Center members is $5, and non-members can play for $7. BETA SIGMA PHI: Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Gamma Upsilon chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Call 741-8781 for more information and location. SINGLES MIXER: Kosmos Singles, a social group for adults 50 and older, will have its next mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cascone’s, 3737 N. Oak Trafficway in North Kansas City. Meet in the bar area. A dollar donation is requested. For more information on other activities, visit www.kosmossingles.com. MENTAL HEALTH: The Aging and Mental health Coalition of Kansas City North will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Northland Human Services Building, 3100 NE. 83rd St. in Kansas City North. The topic will be “What is Electroconvulsive Therapy.” RSVP to Denise Fischer 877-0481.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26 FALL CONCERT: The Silver Spotlight concert, a free fall concert of The North Star Community Band’s 25th season, will

be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Oak Park High School Auditorium, 825 NE 79th Terrace. It is handicapped accessible. FRIGHT NIGHT: Gladstone Parks & Recreation and Gladstone Chamber of Commerce will host a Halloween event for children 12 and younger. Friday Fright night will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Oak Grove Park, 76th and North Troost in Gladstone. The cost is $1 per child or one canned good per child. Kids can come dressed in their favorite costumes. For more information, call the Gladstone Parks & Recreation Department at 423-4091. NO SCHOOL: Students in K-12 in the North Kansas City Schools district will not have class. FAIRY TALE FOREST: The Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary will host the non-scary Halloween event for all ages from 5:30 to 8 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 28. There will be a walk through a quarter-mile trail lit with over 100 jack-o-lanterns, the appearance of fun native animal characters and a few fairy tale folk with treats. Proceeds benefit the nature sanctuary and its education programs. The cost is $8 per person. CONFERENCE: The Safety and Health Council of Western Missouri and Kansas will host the fifth annual Environmental Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Police Department’s Regional Police Academy, 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road in Kansas City North. BAZAAR: An annual Fall bazaar will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2100 Howell St. in North Kansas City. The sale includes handmade kitchen, gift and holiday items, baked goods, pickles and jelly, used books, and collectibles. Proceeds support the church budget and mission projects.

donating a prize, sponsoring a team, volunteering to help bowlers with disabilities, or participating as a bowler, is encouraged to contact Sherry Summers, program services manager at 781-6292, ext. 4105, or ssummers@ vsiserve.org. Proceeds will help the notprofit’s programs at its three workshop locations serving Clay and Platte counties. BOOK DRIVE: Assistance League of Kansas City is holding a Children’s Book Drive in support of Make a Difference Day. Books may also be dropped off during a special open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Assistance League’s new location for Operation School Bell, 6601 N. Oak Trafficway in Gladstone.

SUNDAY, OCT. 28 TRUNK OR TREAT: Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road in Kansas City North, will host Trunk or Treat in the front parking lot at 4 p.m. TRUNK OR TREAT: Englewood Baptist Church and the Northridge Neighborhood Association will host a Trunk-or-Treat event in the church parking lot from 6 to 7 p.m. The church is located at 1900 NE. Englewood Road. HALLOWEEN PARTY: Faubion United Methodist Church, 72nd Street and North Troost Avenue in Gladstone, will host a Halloween Party for children from 4 to 6 p.m. Costumes are recommended for children, although not required. There will be pumpkins, games, treats and fun.

TUESDAY, OCT. 30 BREAKTIME CLUB: BreakTime Club, a day program for older adults, experiencing physical or mental limitations, to have a fun, supervised day out, will meet from 9:30 a., to 1:30 p.m. at Shepherd’s Center of the Northland, 4805 NE Antioch Road. The program is free; however donations are accepted. Call 452-4536 to register.

LIFETREE CAFÉ: Lifetree Café will host an hour of civil conversation exploring FALL BAZAAR: An annu- issues relating to sameal Fall bazaar will be held sex marriage at 7 p.m. The from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at program is entitled “Same the First United Methodist Sex Marriage: When Rights, Church, 2100 Howell St. in Morals, and Love Collide.” North Kansas City. The sale Admission is free. Snacks includes handmade kitchen, and beverages will be gift and holiday items, baked available. Lifetree Café is goods, pickles and jelly, used located at 6317 NE Antioch books, and collectibles. Pro- Road, Suite 3W in Gladceeds support the church stone. budget and mission projects.

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TRUNK OR TREAT: Grace Baptist Church will host its Trunk or Treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church, 3101 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City North. VSI FUNDRAISER: Vocational Services Inc. will hold its 16th annual bowl-a-thon and silent auction fundraiser at AMF Pro Bowl, 505 E. 18th Ave. in North Kansas City. Anyone interested in

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 TRICK-OR-TREAT: The Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road, will have a trick-ortreat event from 5 to 8 p.m.

There will be games and candy. LEARNING AND LAUGHTER: Learning and Laughter, a program for older adults, offering an opportunity to socialize and continue the exciting challenge of growing and learning, will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Shepherd’s Center of the Northland, 4805 NE Antioch Road. A variety of local entertainers and presentations by area professionals are scheduled and lunch is provided. The program is free; however donations to are appreciated. Call 452-4536 to register. TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets 9 to 10 a.m. weekly at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6409 NW 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 7418708.

FRIDAY, NOV. 2 NARFE: The National Active & Retired Federal Employee’s Association Platte/Clay Chapter 2256 will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby Ave. in Kansas City North. The program will be on the upcoming health insurance open season. All current or retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Lunch will be available at Wexford Place after the meeting. For information, call Ethlyn McCleave at 454-3491. COMMUNITY DAY: World Community Day, with the theme “Abiding in Community,” sponsored by Northland Church Women United, will be held at Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road in Kansas City North. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. The program is at 10 a.m. followed by a luncheon. The luncheon cost is $7.  Reservations

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CENTENNIAL: North Kansas City’s 100th birthday celebration will continue with a Time Capsule Reception at 2 p.m. at City Hall in North Kansas City. For more information, visit www.NKC.org/ Centennial. BRUNCH: The Contemporary Life Class of Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City North, will sponsor its annual Biscuit and Gravy Brunch from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The menu is biscuits, sausage gravy, pastries, and beverages. Donations are appreciated and proceeds will be used for class mission projects.

BETA SIGMA PHI: The Northland Area Council of Beta Sigma Phi will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1441 NE Englewood Road. Guest speaker Peggy Smith will talk about Collaboration Works, a nonprofit that provides medical equipment and products to the uninsured and underinsured. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Jo Harper at 808-2340.

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CHURCH SALE: Meadowbrook United Methodist Church, 2800 NE 64th St. in Gladstone, will hold its Used Book, Bake & Gift Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. For more information, call the church at 4535733.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 6 RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES: The Clay/ Platte Area Retired School Employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road in Kansas City North. The program on counseling will be presented by Joyce Arnold. Attendees are asked to bring canned food donations. CHILI FEAST: The North Kansas City Kiwanis Club will again host its annual Election Day Chili Feast at the First Christian Church, 2018 Gentry in North Kansas City. It will run continuously from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the church fel-

lowship hall. Take-out service will also be available. It’s all you can eat for a $7 donation. Tickets are available from any member of the North Kansas City Kiwanis Club, the Oak Park High School Key Club or at the door. Proceeds will be used to support the club’s community service projects. NIGHT OF WORSHIP: Vineyard Church invites the community to a Night of Worship and CD release of “Song of the Redeemed,” featuring new songs written and recorded by artists Steve Jones, Curt Bartlett, Jeremiah Toole and Cody Callahan. This free event will be at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken. The church is at 12300 NW Arrowhead Trafficway in Kansas City North.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets 9 to 10 a.m. weekly at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6409 NW. 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 7418708.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9 LADIES NIGHT: St. Charles Catholic School’s second annual Ladies Night will be from 3:30 to 10 p.m. at the school, 804 NE Shady Lane Dr. in Kansas City North. There will be refreshments, raffle prizes and vendors. Tickets are available in the school office. Tickets are buy one, get one half price, two for $7.50, through Thursday, Nov. 8, or $5 at the door. Contact Beth Epperson at eptwins@kc.rr. com or 237-9538 for information.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10 BRUSH DISPOSAL: The city of Gladstone Brush Disposal Facility is open from 8 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of every month. The facility accepts all brush and yard waste from residents but is not open to lawn and tree businesses. Information on rates can be found at http://www.gladstone. mo.us/PublicWorks/regional_brush.pdf. For more information, contact Public Works at 436-5442.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

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Kansas woman embezzles $561,000 from employer A Leavenworth, Kan., woman pleaded guilty in federal court Oct. 10 to a bank fraud scheme in which she embezzled more than $561,000 from her North Kansas City employer. Paula A. Cathey, 53, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple to federal information that charges her with 15 counts of bank fraud, according to a press release. Cathey was employed from Sept. 7, 1997, through March 31, 2011, as the controller for Mega Industries Corp., a heavy highway and general contractor construction company in North Kansas City with approximately 25 employees. Cathey admitted that she embezzled approximately $561,552 as a result of her fraud scheme. Cathey obtained checks from the office of a subordinate, wrote unauthorized checks to herself and, without the knowledge or consent of the company presidents, forged their signatures on the checks. Cathey deposited the checks in her personal bank account and used the money largely for gambling. In order to conceal her fraud, Cathey manipulated the company’s ledgers and created false accounting entries. Cathey was the first person to get the mail; when monthly bank statements came in the mail, she removed them and destroyed most of them. Under federal statutes, Cathey is subject to a sentence of up to 30 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine of up to $1 million and an order of restitution, on each of the 15 counts. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office. This case is being prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Linda Parker Marshall. It was investigated by the FBI.

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For the first time, the Mid-Continent Public Library has been awarded the Certificate for Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. The award recognizes entities that prepare comprehensive annual financial reports and meet GFOA standards of achievement. “This was the first time we really tried to do this,” said Steve Potter, Mid-Continent director of libraries. “It’s a little bit of extra effort but I think it makes our financial reporting clearer.” Potter detailed the award Oct. 15 during the library system’s annual report to the Clay County Commission. In the past year, Mid-Continent’s 30 branches saw 4.3 million visitors and loaned 9.3 million items, including 210,000 digital ebook downloads. Mid-Continent also expanded its free online resources, adding music downloads and ed2go, a database of instructor-led courses and tutorials. By calculations of the Mid-Continent staff, the library system provided $4 of service for every $1 provided by taxpayers. In 2013, Mid-Continent is anticipating the opening of the Woodneath Branch near Shoal Creek and an expanded presence in Clay County. — Ryne Dittmer

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The second annual Bill Cross 5K Walk/Run for BackSnacks took place Oct. 14 at Zona Rosa. Despite some rain, the race was able to get started at 8 a.m. Nearly 200 walkers and runners attended, with 359 people registered overall. The oldest participant was Ed Burnham, 93. The BackSnack is a weekend of shelf-stable food for one child. In two years, the group, the Northland Childhood Hunger Initiative, has grown the Harvesters program from 1,000 to 2,800 weekly backpacks with food for schoolchildren in Clay and Platte counties.

Business Notes Cassie McClure, a Gladstone resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, is now a team leader with the national direct seller of easy-to-prepare foods. McClure earned the promotion through sales achievements and by adding new consultants to the team. Brad Gibson, Lewis Hybrids district sales manager from Lathrop, recently donated $780, to help pay for team jerseys along with additional costs for Freebird Soccer teams in the Northland.

“Monsanto sees a lot of value in helping the communities and activities of importance to our employees and farmers,” Gibson said. “This donation will help pay for supplies that the girls need and demonstrate our support, so it’s a win-win situation for all of us. I’m glad we could help them out.” Freebird Soccer consists of eight teams of girls who are 5 to 10 years old from the Gladstone, Liberty, North Kansas City and Smithville areas. Eightyone girls will be participating in the 2012-2013 season. Home games are

played at Western Missouri Soccer League Complex in Kansas City North. The soccer club holds fundraisers and receives community donations, which provide equipment for the teams and keep tournament fees down. The club hosted its first Freebird Soccer Mice Derby fundraiser on Sept. 15 at St. Patrick Church in Kansas City. All funds went toward purchasing goals for the practice field and upcoming tournament costs. For more information on Freebird Soccer, visit www. freebirdsoccer.com.

Service Notes Air Force Airman Matthew D. Schouten graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Schouten is the son of Ruth Fields of Kansas City. He is a 2007 graduate of Oak Park High School.

As a thank you for support over the last 65 years, customers, friends and members of the surrounding communities were invited to Westfall-O’Dell Motors’ 65th anniversary celebration, including an all-GM classic car show at the dealership Sept. 29. Classic car enthusiasts were drawn in by the offering of free barbecue, ice cream, music and a chance to win a 1992 Chevy Corvette, as well as being able to relive their past through rows of automotive history. The east end lot at Westfall-O’Dell was filled with 174 entries — cars, trucks, muscle cars and street rods in various stages of refurbishing. Award plaques were given in 14 categories, including one to Jarold and Judy Esau of Kansas City and their 1956 Chevy Belair, which won in the Best Chevy Car category. Bill Hightower of Excelsior Springs was the winner of the 1992 Chevy Corvette. Because of the tremendous turnout, Westfall-O’Dell General Manager, Bart Burnham said the festivities would become an annual event at Westfall-O’Dell Motors.

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Volunteers tackle housing repairs If it were not for volunteers willing to help, Rebuilding Together Clay County would not have so many accomplishments to share with the community. “Nothing happens without volunteers. They are wonderful,” said Clay McQuerry, executive director of the nonprofit whose goal is to improve sub-standard homes across the county. The work is done at no cost to low-income homeowners. While scores of volunteers gather annually on the first Saturday in October and then fan out in teams to repair and improve homes throughout the county, the organization does respond at other times of the year to make emergency repairs if needed. The organization’s Safe at Home program, for example, installs grab bars, handrails and ramps for the elderly or handicapped. “If it’s something urgent, they don’t have to wait until October,” McQuerry said. McQuerry said most of the volunteers come from the Liberty area, and he would

like to recruit more volunteers from other areas, especially Excelsior Springs and Kansas City North, where requests for help are rising. McQuerry said they particularly need professional contractors in the building trades to volunteer their expertise. He said Rebuilding Together would also like to help more veterans improve their homes, but many times those who need help will not apply. For help or to volunteer, call 781-8985 or go to www. rebuildingtogetherclaycounty.org for more information. McQuerry answered the following questions about this year’s rebuilding day. Q: How many projects did volunteers do this year? A: 24 homes plus two projects at Hillcrest Transitional Housing Q: What communities were involved? A: We served families from Liberty, Kansas City North, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Excelsior Springs, Claycomo and Pleasant Valley. Q: How many total proj-

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Corlew has traits needed by legislator Kevin Corlew will be a great voice in Jefferson City as our elected state representative. As a former city councilman and mayor in Gladstone, I have had the pleasure of working with him in a variety of civic organizations, and I have observed his high level of leadership in many of them. In addition, I know him to be a stable family man with an excellent work experience, to be friendly and to have an even disposition. These characteristics are all positive attributes that will serve him well in his interactions with people and organizations across Missouri to accomplish things for our district. He is a good man.   Wayne Beer, former City Council member and mayor Gladstone

Avoid surprises on the ballot Nov. 6 Some Gladstone voters may get a surprise when they go to vote. I did. When I went to vote absentee, the ballot had Congressional District 5 candidates on it. I found out later that we are now in District 5, not District 6 — Cleaver/Turk as options, not Sam Graves as I expected. I thought I was reasonably informed, but guess not. Hope that other Gladstone voters will be more informed. Barry Darlington, Gladstone

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Morning Worshiip ..................... 9:30 am Sunday School ...............8:30 & 10:30 am www.meadowbrookumc.org EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 452-6595

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electrician going out there to run a new line, so that she can actually use her bedroom again. Another crew installed a new roof and soffit for a homeowner who had birds and squirrels living in Q: How many volunteers her attic. We also tore out two tubs and installed walkparticipate? A: We had close to 450 in showers for people who could no longer bathe due to volunteers helping Oct. 6. disabling conditions. It is also inspiring to see Q: What is most gratifying the goodness of humanity about this program? A: For me, the most grat- come flowing out in the spirifying aspect is that we are it of volunteerism. able to truly change the lives Q: What are your greatest of people who are living in deplorable conditions. It challenges? A: We are finding a lot of always amazes me at just how much can be accomplished people living with disabiliby a group of volunteers in ties who need safety modione day. There are people in fications. We have a group our neighborhoods that live of retired men who enjoy in extremely difficult envi- building wheelchair ramps, ronments. It is heartbreaking but we also need volunteers to witness these conditions interested in modifying firsthand, but it really moti- bathrooms to make them vates us to do everything accessible. Funding is always a possible to eliminate these huge challenge. I apply awful situations. We restored running water for grants all year, but the for a woman whose water need surpasses our budget. has been turned off since We have 20 to 30 homes on 2010. She has been living our waiting list at all times, in one room of her house and it is disappointing to because her electrical system tell them that they will is not working. We have an have to wait. ects have you completed? A: Since our inception in 2001, we have served close to 300 families in Clay County. By the end of this year, we will surpass 300.

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to the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the court and provide a copy to the Petitioner’s attorney at the address listed below on or before 12/17/12, or the court will enter judgment against you. The date of the first publication will be 10/25/12. Property to be affected: none. Eric Gamble, Atty. 2100 Silver Ave. Kansas City, KS 66106 Published: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2012 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Liberty Board of Zoning Adjustment will meet Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:30pm at Liberty City Hall, 101 East Kansas Street, in the 3rd floor conference room to consider a request by the owner of 153 S Gallatin Street for a use variance to allow a 576

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BASEBALL TRYOUTS The BRB LumberKings (10-11U) are holding open tryouts for the spring. If you are looking for premier coaching (Brett Reid-8yrs of Professional Experience) to teach your son the fundamentals and the right way to play the game, this is a great opportunity. We will be holding tryouts on October 20 & 27 for the upcoming Spring Season. Our teams are very competive and serious about baseball, so this is for the dedicated and serious ball players. If you are interested in trying out or obtaining more information, please contact Brett Reid (816) 678-7836 or email him at nats_brett@yahoo.com

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sq ft expansion of warehouse use in the CBS, Central Business Service district and two non-use variances to allow metal sheathing in a commercial/ non-industrial district and a garage door on a primary building elevation in the CBS, Central Business Service district. Questions may be directed to David P. Jones, Planner at 816-439-4536. Published: October 25, 2012

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FOR SALE: 7 ACRES $38,500 between I-35 & Polo, MO. Stream, woods, water, electricity. Owner finance, low down payment. 816580-3980 or 816-589-0092.

NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF BIDS Notice is hereby given that the Liberty Public School District No. 53 will receive bids for Autism Consultant Services The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any informality. Sealed bids (RFQ’s) must be submitted by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012. Bids should be mailed to: Liberty Public Schools 801 Kent Street Liberty, Mo 64068 Attn: Jason Breit Director of Purchasing Published: October 25, November 1, 2012 Invitation to Bid Snow Removal The Clay County Public Health Center located at 800 Haines Drive, Liberty, MO 64068 will receive sealed bid proposals for Snow Removal Services for the 20122014 Winter Season. The scope of work for the project is available on our web site www.clayhealth.com or you may call Roy Judie (816) 595-4209 to have them sent to you. There will be a pre bid meeting October 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM in conference room 1 to tour the property and review the Scope of Work to be done at the Clay County Public Health Center 800 Haines Drive, Liberty, MO 64068. There will be no other tours available. Bids will be opened November 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM in conference room 1. Bids MUST BE IN A SEALED ENVELOPE MARKED SEALED BID 2012-2014 SNOW SEASON. Attn: Roy Judie, no later than 4:00 PM November 2, 2012. Bids received after the time/date will not be considered and will be returned to the sender unopened. Bids that are submitted shall be valid for a period of sixty (60) days following the final submittal date. The Clay County Public Health Center reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities in the bids. If you have any questions please call Roy Judie at (816) 595-4209. Section Chief of Operations Darrell Meinke Published: October 25, 2012

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Priced to sell • $234,500 4BR, 3BA, 3158 sq. ft. 1600 sq. ft. garage & shop. Finished walk-out basement. Corner cul-de-sac /on pond. Virtual tour www.DCBOonline.com

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The Village of Oakview is accepting snow removal bids for the 2012-13 snow season. Bid specs available, 6404 N Locust, Oakview, MO 64118,(816) 436-9150. Bids due at noon on Friday, November 2, 2012. Published: October 25, 2012

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STAR ANTIQUES AUCTION

Auction & Property Location: from Higginsville, MO, Junction I-70/Hwy. 13 south 3 1/2 miles, then 1 mile east on Elm Grove Road to property.

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Owners moving out of state. Large auction; partial listing only. 50 big round bales of improved hay, net wrapped; 2-1951 Ford Custom 4-door sedans to restore; 1983 Ford Mustang GT, red with white top, runs good, reasonable reserve; older tractors- MF 65 with loader, Ferguson 20, heavy duty 20’ gooseneck flat trailer with 7,000 lb. axles; farm equipment both modern & collectible; livestock equipment- corral panels and other items; shop & small related tools. Nice listing of modern & antique household items.

Tract 1: 99+/- Acres, frontage Elm Grove and Handley Roads, fenced, water, 6acre food plot.

4319 NW Gateway Ave., Riverside, MO

Tract 2: 93 +/- Acres, new fencing, barn, pond, electricity, rural water.

Saturday, October 27 • 11:00 am Several double glass door lighted showcases, Other , Shelving, Much ant glass & china, Depression glass, Pattern glass, Much pottery (Roseville, Weller, McCoy), Toys, Collectibles, Primitives, Pictures, MANY BOX LOTS.

Paul & Dawn Clouse, 816-225-5621 will offer with reserve: 1988 JD 950 diesel 4x4 tractor with 1405 hrs., nice King Kutter 6’ finish mower Plan to attend this old-time auction. Gene & Sandy Littrell (816)806-9961 • (816)803-5872

FSA shows 138 acres +/- tillable. Tenant agreement thru Dec. 31, 2012 on pasture ground. Possession Jan. 1, 2013. 2011 Taxes were $407.80

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KATHY FEAGANS ESTATE AUCTION

West of Smithville, MO 64089 As we have sold our farm, we will hold an auction 2 miles west of Smithville, MO on route KK to 2710 route KK.

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S e l l i n g t h e e s ta t e a t E a r n e s t S h e p h e r d C e n t e r 610 E. Shepherd Road, Liber ty, MO

Sunday, October 28 • 11:00 am Large bronze fountain, Oak double stack bookcase, Oak stacked bookcase, Round oak table w/lion's heads, Oak rocker & Morris chair w/lion's heads, Oak secretary, Walnut cylinder secretary bookcase, Duncan Phyfe sofa, Mah carved entertainment cab, Child's rolltop desk, Grandmother clock, Corner cabinet, Tea cart, Sewing mach cab., Jewelry armoire, Ant. pictures, Oak mirror, Clock shelf, Bronze cherub fig, Dolls, Mdme Alex, Annalee, Lot Disney collectibles, Disney rugs, Ant glass & china, Depression, Cookie jars, Baseball cards, Auto KC Chiefs football, Household items MANY BOX LOTS.

PENCE AUCTION Rick Pence- 816-781-4218 w w w. p e n c e a u c t i o n . c o m

FANTASTIC AUCTION Satur day y, Oct., 27 • 10:30 A.M . Saturda 3207 NE 64th Ter Terrr. • Gladstone, Gladstone, MO

From 152 Hwy take N. Indiana ave. south to NE 64 st, turn east to N. Indiana, turn north to NE 64 terr. Over 20 Guns; Belgium Browning Superposed O/U 12ga; Felix Saraskata O/U 12ga; Marlin O/U 20ga; Belgium Browning BAR .243; Rem 700 BDL 30-06; Weatherby Mark XXII .22; Browning Semi Auto .22 Rifles; Browning B80 12ga; Rem 11-48 16ga; Rem 1100LT20 20ga Mag; Win. 1400 12ga & 20ga; Win. 1890 .22; Win. 94 30-30; Marlin 30-30 Rifles; Win. 97 12ga; Iver Johnson .410s; Hi Standard HD Military .22 Pistol; Old Ammo; Old Win. Crate; Fishing; Lots RR Lanterns; RR Switch Lanterns; RR Oil Can; RR Items; 1800s Oil on Canvas by Henry A. Ferguson; Vict m/t Wshstnd; Wal. One Drawer Tbl; Oak Crvd Gls China Cabs; Lg Oak Framed Pics; Great Ornate Slag Gls Tbl Lmp; Rev Pntd Table Lmp; Banquet Lmps; Clocks; Antiques; RCA Nipper Store Statue; CI Drstops; Old Fans; Oak Phone; Primitives; Glassware; Carn. Gls; HP China; Nice Equip; Porter Cable 20HP 10K Watt Gen.; Lawn Tractor; Troy Bilt Tiller; Chipper Shredders; Power Washer; Snow Thrower; Elect Drain Cleaner; A! cetylene Torch Set; Crftsmn Shop Equip; Lots Power & Hand Tools; Huge Auction!

See Website Website for photos! STEVE RITTER AUCTION EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, 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



Living Estate Auction Real Estate and Personal Property Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 AM Blue Jay Trail Subdivision 19802 Blue Jay Trail Circle Lawson, Missouri

Auction Location: Highway 69 to D Highway, (Lawson Junction) East 6.3 miles to Blue Jay Trail, North .01 mile turn east and follow .03 mile to auction. Watch for signs. Due to health problems the owner will be selling his home and personal property which consists of the following. Real Estate

Home: 2 bedroom split level style, full walk out basement (partially finished) with 2 car garage, 1 ½ baths, kitchen with eat in bar, Magic Chef oven with built in microwave/exhaust, and dishwasher, dining room, living room, vaulted ceiling in kitchen and dining room with beams, carpet, drapes and blinds. Full size hot tub; large deck and much more. Home needs a lot of repair and TLC. Lot: Very large lot with 2 entrances to property, with a very nice like new 2 car/shop garage, partially landscaped with lots of shade. Legal Description: All of block 2, Blue Jay Trail Subdivision II, a subdivision in Ray County Missouri. Terms & Conditions: Cash or check with 10% earnest money with the signing of the purchase agreement and the balance within 30 days at closing. Title insurance will be furnished by the seller and the taxes will be pro-rated to closing. A 10% buyer's premium will be added to the final bid to determine the total price. Auctioneers Note: This home needs a lot of work and decorating but will make someone a very nice place. For personal showing call auctioneer and make an appointment. Pre-bids are encouraged. Personal Property Shop Equipment & ToolsTools- Pick Up-Household-Lawn & Garden Guns-Collectibles & Misc. Shop Equipment & Tools: Gas power Honda 5 hp washer; Porta-power sets; Gas powered post hole digger; New engine hoist; Michelin floor jack; Wheel balancer; Coleman 5000 watt generator; Floor jacks; jack stands; Body shop tools and supplies; frame clamps; Engine stand; car frame clamps; 10 inch table saw; Snap-On Kr1000 roller tool box; Craftsman stainless steel roller tool box; Large Husky work bench tool box; Large lot of snap-On & Mac tools; Power tools; log chains; Small Mac roller tool box; Devilbiss; Portable air tanks; air hose; Repair manuals; 8, 6, and 22 ft. ladders; paint guns; Many shop items and supplies; Pickup: 1994 Ford F250 Eddie Bauer Addition with shell, Extended cab, 176000, runs good; Household: Electronics: t20 32 inch TVs; Large lot stereo equipment; Appliances: 2 Kenmore refrigerators; Kenmore washer (new); Kenmore dryer; Furniture: Early 1900s Abernathy dining room refractory table with 8 matching chairs and china hutch; Entertainment center with matching cabinets; Queen size walnut bed; 5 drawer oak chest; 4 drawer chest; pie crust lamp table; large lot of misc. households; Lawn & Garden: Craftsman 25 hp riding mower with bagger; Yardman self-propelled 22 inch mower; Craftsman riding mower for parts; Stihl gas string trimmers; yard hands tools; Guns & Safe: Remington Model 700, 7mm mag rifle with scope; Marlin Mod 60 22 caliber semi auto rifle w/scope; Remington Model 572 22 caliber rifle; Mossberg Model 500 Home Defense 12 ga shotgun; Remington Model 17 20 ga shotgun with solid rib; Stevens 20 ga bolt action shotgun; Ruger Blackhawk revolver, 30 carbine caliber, 71/2 inch barrel; Winchester 30 gun large fire proof gun safe, like new; Rifle and pistol ammo and other miscellaneous; Collectibles & Miscellaneous: Large set of outdoor furniture; fishing equipment; Coca Cola collectibles; Baseball card collection; sports equipment; car stereos; Andy Rooney ceramic nostalgia signs; Marx electric train set in box; large assortment of DVD & VHS movies; older stereos and record players; Holiday decorations; Storage containers, shelves, parts bins and etc; New in box 16 ft swimming pool and accessories; deep whirlpool tub; portable heaters; window air conditioners; R Atkinson Fox Lithograph prints; wheel barrows; Rolling carts; chains; battery chargers; Aquariums; Chain link 10x10 ft dog pen; ratchet tie downs; New CCTV security camera system; 15" mag wheels & tires; Collectible tins; Swords; Archery equipment; Zippo lighter collection; Tires and wheels; Out door concrete items; 2 dog houses; Chains and hundred of misc. items to numerous to mention. Terms & Conditions: Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover, everything will be sold as is. Auctioneers Note: Please plan to attend this very large auction. Most everything is good to condition. We will be running 2 rings most of the day.

Seller: Lloyd Chapman Jr.

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2 BR Farm House- great location, garage, quiet, close to Liberty, no pets, 816-630-6150, 816 536-5220 3BR, 1BA, $725/mo- 5301 N. Indiana 816-809-1545.

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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 The Real Estate market’s rebounding. Get your license NOW! Classes start October 29-days & November 5-evenings in Gladstone. Free Catalog. 816-455-2087. www.realestateprepschool.com

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Leave message. House for rent, 3BR, 2.5 BA, located in KC but near Liberty, no pets. $900/mo + $900 dep. Call Greg 816-589-0760 or Teddy 589-8269. House for rent- Liberty, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car, fireplace, in cul-de-sac, trail & woods behind house, all appliances & washer/dryer. New carpet up & down, $1250 /mo, + dep. 816-781-2139.

Liberty based tank truck carrier looking for owner/operators and company drivers for OTR positions. Home frequently. Excellent pay. Requires clean MVR, CDL with hazmat and tank endoresements, minimum 1 yr. experience. Contact Phil (816)914-4912 or pehling@slay.com

KC North near Parvin Rd. - 2 Bdrm, 1 Full Bath, 1 Car Garage, Basement, Lg. Yard. Non-Smokers, No Pets. $650/mth. Call 816-803-8747

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Looking for a change of pace? Correctional nursing is different with every patient, every day. Regardless of your area of interest, correctional nursing provides a rewarding career in a specialized field that encompasses ambulatory care, health education, urgent care and infirmary care. Corizon, provider of health services for the Missouri Department of Corrections, has excellent opportunities on DAYS or NIGHTS at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron. Corizon offers competitive rates, excellent benefits and the opportunity to try something new in this growing specialty field. Please Call: Kim Johnson or Lacey Osmon 816-632-7244 or Quick Apply www.corizonhealth.com EOE/AAP/DTR

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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 stephanie.cates@libertytribune.com

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

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Now hiring CNAS and PCAs. Call now to setup interview. Provide A Care 5911 NW Barry Rd. Suite 200. All shifts available. 816-505-0848.

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Office space for lease, Parkville MO. 816-810-9824. Office space for lease, utilities paid, near court house, Platte City, MO. 816-810-9824.

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Job Opening - City Clerk Prior municipal experience and knowledge of fund based accounting. Accounting, legal, office administration experience, or equivalent desired. GFOA/MOCCFOA membership preferred. Send cover letter, resume including salary history and salary requirements to: The City of Pleasant Valley Missouri Attn: HR, 6500 Royal Street Pleasant Valley, MO 64068 FAX: (816) 781-6002 Deadline: 5 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2012

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HVAC INSTALLER: full time, experience needed, paid holidays. Lawson area. 816-580-3543

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Advertising Sales / Marketing Consultant Our 166 year old Northland company has an immediate need for an Advertising Sales/Marketing Consultant for an established outside sales territory in the Northland. If you are integrity-oriented............ Serious about customer service. Care about solving problems for your clients. Self-motivated. Have a desire to succeed. Have a genuine interest in business. Desire to be compensated for a job well-done.

This challenging position offers a base salary + commission, comprehensive benefits package & 401K. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to:

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Liberty-1856 Loughrey Ct., Thurs, Fri, Sat, Oct. 25, 26, 27. Kids clothing, household items, & lots of misc. Gladstone- A furniture /yard sale, new tires, clothes & misc. 112 NW 64th St Terrace. Sat. Only. 8a-4p. Gladstone- Large Estate SaleThurs. - Sat., 10/25-10/27. 8a-6p, 2304 NE 73rd St. (73rd & Park)Lawnmower, patio set, antique & new tools, crystal glassware, tableware, knick-knacks galore, 50 yrs. of treasures.

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Platte City- 18 Wallingford, Yamaha motorcycle like new ‘01, furniture, antiques, appliances, jewlery, vintage items, household misc. 10/26-27-28, 9:15a-4. www.classicestatesaleskc.com

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501 NE Shady Lane Dr. 8a-4p, 10/27, 9a-4p 10/28. Double bed & dresser w/mirror, bunk bed/twin beds, canning jars, large appliances, washer, table & chairs, vintage items, kitchen items, Christmas, antiques, baby bed & playpen, furniture & tools, 3BR, 1BA home also for sale. Smithville - A Man’s Garage Sale 630 Liberty Rd. 10/26 & 10/27 7am-?? Paintball & airsoft guns & gear, golf items, tons of electronics, camping (tents, etc) & fishing equip., dual tank gas grill (super nice), lawn equip, power washer, collectible baseball & football cards, guitars, complete garage work bench & more. 816-560-5052

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Cash paid for antique Harley Davidson, Indian or other motorcycles and related parts from 1900 thru 1965. Any condition. Midwest collector will pick up anywhere. Phone 309-645-4623.

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760 Huge Sale For Charity! Antioch Community Church 4805 NE Antioch Rd. 10/25-26, 8a-4p, 10/27 8a-12p. Call 816-452-7833 for more info. KC NORTH- 900 NE 88th St., Come to our indoor garage sale, rain or shine 10/27, 8a-12p. Like new Pride lift recliner, & misc.

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For Sale: $100.00 ALL ITEMS. Furniture, dining room table, coffee table, endtables, chair-ottoman, tv. 816-807-4401. Sofa- 81” long, small print on tan background, like new. $65. 816454-1682.

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GENERAL HAULING House cleanouts, heavy appliances, yard cleanup. Haul and dispose. Fully insured, In business 24 yrs. 816-454-0289 www.steveshauling.com HAUL AWAY SCRAP: Cars $, old appliances, metal, junk etc. Call Auggie anytime 816-984-9128.

Kearney/Liberty: Sat., Oct. 27th 10 to 4. 16608 NE 121st Terr. (4 mi. S. of Kearney off Hwy. 33) Antiques & collectibles: round oak table, roll top desks, settee w/2 chairs, drop table/chairs, school desks, clawfoot dressers, iron bd, lamps, picts, mirrors, chenille & more (some need restoration). Beer lights & signs. Building supplies: window AC, SS range hood, doors, millwork, light fix., fans, tools. Patio/pool furn, wine racks, golf clubs, 2 recliners, snowman dishes, sewing machs., life jkts, office & comp. items, dorm fridge, TVs, decor & household. Liberty - 304 Belmont St., Wilshire Housing Edition, Fri. 10/26, Sat. 10/27, 9am-?; Girl clths, 0-12 mos., car seat, baby bed, etc. Liberty- 2 day sale. Fri. & Sat. 8a5p. Antique dinner bells, Antique collecter plates, lots of misc. antique dishes, collector plates w/papers, lost of cast iron skilltets, dutchoven & cook stove, new Jenny Lind baby bed- complete 1878 Morning Dove Dr. Liberty- 212 Richfield Court. Sat. only, sale starts at 8am. Furniture, youth golf clubs, movies, Playstation 2 & 3 games, Wii games, hunting & fishing equipment, books, toys, & misc. Liberty- HUGE multi-family Garage Sale. 620 Taylor Dr. Oct 26th & 27th. 9am.

Planning A Wedding? Call Elva Clark 816-835-6032 Have lighted arch w/netting, flowers, greenery, & pearls. Other wedding items available. All for rent.

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Pianos Pianos Pianos New Yamaha & Pear River Pianos, large selections of used trade-in on sale. For information call Bette at 816- 228-5656, or Mitzi 816-746-0500

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

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#1JANE A’s Professional Housecleaning, LLC Complete Service, Reasonable Rates, Serving Liberty &The Northland. Supplies Furnished. Insured • Licensed• Bonded 816-868-5024 KOUNT on KLEEN. Let’s make your home sparkle! Free estimate. Kathy 816-804-0101 or 532-1515.

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CLOCK REPAIR: Put the tick back in your tock. House calls, work guaranteed. Call Ron 816-630-1435.

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S & F PAINTING Interior/Exterior, Paperhanging Residential/Comm. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. 24 Years Experience

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Reeves, Silvey face off on Nov. 6 Open 17th Senatorial District seat draws

well-known Northland competitors to political fray By Angie Anaya Borgedalen In a spirited contest, Democrat Sandra Reeves, a former Clay County collector and former state legislator, is running against Republican state Rep. Ryan Silvey for the 17th District Senate seat now held by term-limited Sen. Luann Ridgeway. Silvey said he believes it is important to elect a senator from the party in the majority. Reeves said she believes the Legislature works best when it is more balanced between the two parties. “I think the most important thing for the Northland is to have a senator who is poised to have the most influence,” Silvey said. “Since the Senate is firmly Republican, electing a Democrat would put the Northland in a weak position.” Both the Senate and House are now controlled by Republicans, but Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, is in the position of vetoing legislation he disagrees with.

“In my previous experience as a Missouri state legislator, I know having a balance of the two parties enables more civil discourse and compromise,” Reeves said. “These elements produce good public policy based more on serving the needs of the largest number of Missourians rather than the needs of special interests and political ideology.” Ryan said he is proud to be able to work with and for diverse constituencies. “As the only candidate endorsed by both the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, I believe I have a track record of bringing people together to solve the tough problems, particularly on jobs, and not simply be a ‘seat filler’ who waves a party banner,” Silvey said. Reeves said she has a proven track record as a public official of being able to work with those with different points of view and across party lines. “I have been consistently elected to serve the citizens of Clay County as a school board member,

state legislator and county collector. In each of these positions I always made myself available to the constituents to listen to their concerns, have worked with members of both parties to solve problems and have earned the respect and trust of the constituents,” Reeves said. Neither candidate supports pushing for a rightto-work law; both support reviewing tax credit programs; and both support adequate funding for education. Creating jobs is a top priority for both candidates. “I believe there are much more pressing issues facing Missouri and do not believe that right-to-work is the cure-all that some people think it is,” Silvey said. “I have not been supportive of pushing that legislation. I believe there are more immediate and effective ways to create jobs.” Craig Porter, chairman of the Clay County Republican Central Committee, said right-to-work is a top priority for the committee. “We adopted five top priorities we’d like to see

passed, and right-to-work is one of them,” Porter said. “Most Republicans think it’s important and it could save millions of dollars.” As a former commissioner, Porter said the county had difficulty attracting competitive bids from construction companies because Missouri is surrounded by right-to-work states. Right-to-work laws ban the requirement for workers to pay union dues as a condition of their employment and do not require schools, counties and cities to pay prevailing wages on construction projects. Reeves said passing rightto-work legislation is not one of her priorities. “No, at a time when the state is facing a serious revenue shortage and high unemployment numbers, the legislature needs to focus on taking a balanced approach to increasing revenue, creating jobs, and supporting our families and seniors,” Reeves said. “Focusing on these should be our priority, not attacking the workers and their organizations.”

McCaskill, Akin trade jabs in final debate By Eli Yokley Missouri News Horizon

CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill was on the offensive last Thursday night, Oct. 18, during her final debate with her Republican rival, Todd Akin. At Clay ton High School, less than three weeks from election day, McCaskill took issue with dozens of Akin’s previous votes — some of dealing with raising his own pay, others dealing with opposing federal funds for school lunches — all as she attempts to define Akin to Missouri voters as too “extreme.” “ Mo de r ate ve r s e s extreme,” McCaskill said, “I think there’s a very big choice for Missourians to make.” Akin, known during the primary (and even in his prior debate with McCaskill) for delving into the details of a policy question, focused instead on a handful of points in an attempt to tie McCaskill directly to government spending and President Obama, largely unpopular among Missouri voters. “I believe she’s support-

ed $6.9 trillion worth of deficit spending, and she calls herself a moderate,” Akin said. “How much do you have to spend in deficit spending to become a liberal?” To counter, McCaskill said she would support parts of the Simpson-Bowles plan to reduce the national deficit, and touted her efforts working with Republicans — a key pillar of her campaign message — on opposing earmarks and supporting a cap on federal spending. “I’m willing to look at pieces of Simpson-Bowles,” she said. “We’re going to get there through good, moderate, bipartisan work.” McCaskill, who, following Akin’s inflammatory comments about “legitimate rape,” has focused increasingly on women’s issues in her campaign, also touted her campaign’s research claiming

Akin’s official office pays women 23 percent less than his male staff. After the debate, reporters asked Akin’s senior campaign adviser Rick Tyler about the issue. He said reporters should ask the official office spokesman for comment, but that spokesman, who was standing off to the side, immediately left when Tyler ended his discussion with reporters. Akin, who spoke last during closing statements, took that opportunity to criticize McCaskill for her husband’s business dealings with companies that dealt with $39 million in federal housing subsidies. McCaskill, speaking with reporters, downplayed his assertion as a “cheap shot.”

The two faced off in a debate earlier this year in Columbia during a forum hosted by the Missouri Press Association. That time, the two operated in a different political environment in which Akin still had the opportunity to exit the race, which much of his party had asked him to do. This time, McCaskill’s jabs were sharper, and Akin, who answered much more cautiously, acted under the advice of new campaign consultants his campaign has hired in recent weeks. Following their debate, Akin and McCaskill were back on the campaign trail in southwest Missouri over the weekend.

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Prop A perspectives Clay County officials, candidates divided on charter issue on ballot By Ryne Dittmer In less than two weeks, Clay County residents will vote to decide whether a special commission will be created to draft a new county constitution. If approved, Proposition A would be the county’s first of two steps in moving toward charter. Charter counties have the ability to operate under a self-determined form of government instead of the structure outlined by the Missouri constitution. Once completed, the constitution would be put before voters for final approval. The issue was placed on the ballot by a 2-1 vote of the County Commission in August. Since then, charter has become a dividing topic among county officials.

In support of charter

Current Clay County Eastern Commissioner Katee Porter, who voted with Western Commissioner Larry Lawson to place Proposition A on the ballot, has been one of the measure’s biggest supporters. “I have been around county politics on a very inside basis for 12 years. I have seen how our current form of government doesn’t work,” Porter said. “The County Commission has very little power other than setting the budget. Officeholders can do whatever they want.” Porter cited William Norris as an example of the county’s inability to hold officials accountable. Norris was elected as county auditor in 2011 despite making unverifiable claims about his credentials during the campaign. He was later charged with providing false information to the election board when he filed his candidacy. If charter was approved, Porter believes the appropriate measures could be put in place to assure qualified individuals fill county positions. “Charter could require background checks and make sure officials have years of experience and proper qualifications,” Porter said. “If they didn’t, the commission could fire them and hire someone who would represent the county and do a good job.” For Porter, a new constitution could fix a system she thinks does not serve the residents of Clay County. “You get to a point that

it’s so broken it can’t be fixed,” Porter said. “Right now it’s not fixable any other way than to change the government.”

Against charter

Many of those against charter take issue with the way the measure to write a new constitution was placed on the ballot. “I do not support this because it was not brought to us by the citizens we were elected to serve,” Presiding Commissioner Pam Mason said. “A measure of this nature should be discussed in a public meeting over the period of several meetings to ensure it has been well thought out. This was recently placed on the agenda and voted on within two weeks.” Mason also added the current form of government keeps officials accessible to the public and operation costs lower than counties with charter. Like Mason, Eastern District candidate Luann Ridgeway thinks that residents should prompt the possibility of such a change. “This initiative has never risen by a group of citizens. It has always been politicians that decide this is the answer for their problems,” Ridgeway said. “If we’re going to make a significant change along those lines, it needs to come from the people, not because elected officials decided.” Western District candidate Gene Owen said his views on the issue changed after seeing struggles in Jackson County under charter. Owen also stated his support of the current structure for government in the county. “The argument for charter is we need to update the county constitution, but now if you want to change something, you need to get a statute passed by the state,” he said. “For me that’s pretty good checks and balances.”

Undecided

“I really don’t have a ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ on that. It depends on the document that is drawn up,” Sherry Duffett, Eastern Commissioner candidate said. Duffett said she was unsure whether a new constitution would address the needs of the county but would support the issue if it was approved by county residents. “If the people want to look at it, then let’s look at it,” she said. “But it has to be a good document.”

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Non-partisan court plan faces changes

By Christine Roto Missouri Digital News

On Nov. 6, Missouri voters will have the option to amend the way Missouri judges are selected. Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3 is the culmination of a multi-year effort by a St. Louis County lawmaker to increase the accountability of the governor on appointees in the judicial nominating commission. The  Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan has been in place for more than 70 years as a way to eliminate partisanship in the selection of judges in the state. The intent of the plan is  to have  judges selected based on merit instead of political affiliation.

The plan is in charge of selecting judges to the Missouri Supreme Court and Appeals Court. It initially applied to courts in St. Louis City and Jackson City. Greene, St. Louis, Clay and Platte counties have also adopted similar variations of the plan. The current system removes appellate-level judges from having to seek election in partisan elections. State  appeals judges are selected from a panel of nominees comprised of three  governor appointees, as well as three lawyers selected by the Missouri  Bar Association  and the chief justice of the Supreme Court. “The original Constitution had the proper checks, and currently there is no check on the judicial branch of gov-

AMENDMENT 3 BALLOT LANGUAGE Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to: • appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees; and • appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the governor’s appointees be nonlawyers? There are no estimated costs or savings expected if this proposal is approved by voters. ernment as far as how we choose judges to the highest court,â€? said Sen. Jim Lembke, R-St. Louis County. “The Missouri Plan is currently controlled by one special interest group: the trial attorneys.â€? L embke sponsored the amendment when it

was before the General Assembly. The amendment eliminates the chief justice from the panel and allows the governor four appointees to the com m ission i nstead of  three,  which would make  his appointees the majority.

Lembke said the “modest� change would allow the people of Missouri to hold the governor accountable for the people the governor  puts on that commission.  Lembke  said this will restore a check between the executive branch of government and the judicial branch. Lynn Whaley Vogel, the president of the Missouri Bar, said the governor would essentially control the court through power of all the controlling votes in the commission. “Before you change the constitution, you should be able to have a really  good and valid reason, and be able to show the citizens that it doesn’t work,� Vogel said. “And nobody that proposed this amendment  has demonstrated that the current

court plan doesn’t work.� Vogel said the proposed amendment directly injects partisan politics into a system that has been as free from politics as possible for the past 70 years. The amendment would also affect term limits of commission members. Currently the term limits are two years for the chief justice on the commission and six-year, staggered terms  for all other members. The amendment would change the terms to four years for both non-voting members and governor appointees. The plan also removes the requirement that governor appointees  be non-lawyers, creating the potential for the panel to be entirely comprised of lawyers.

District 15: Republican Corlew, Democrat Carpenter seek House seat Continued from Page A1 income by 50 percent over five years — in 10 percent yearly increments, provided tax revenues have not declined. “The theory of this is we allow people to keep more of their hard-earned money to put it back into the economy,� he said. The result, Corlew said, would be a reduced tax burden on businesses and increased tax revenues from the economic gain of workers. With a campaign slogan of “Rebuilding the House,� Democratic contender Carpenter aims to foster an environment where political games are set aside in favor

of restoring the legislature’s “commitment to common sense, and to our common purpose,â€? according to his campaign website. “I think most people are tired of the partisanship,â€? Carpenter said. “People know that the No. 1 issue is getting the economy going and creating jobs.â€? To that end, Corlew said his party affiliation would make him a more effective representative for the district right away. “The reality of the political situation in Missouri right now is Republicans control both houses ‌,â€? Corlew said. “I can move the Northland agenda higher up on the priority list.â€? The Democratic candidate

wasn’t willing to cede races across the state to the GOP until after Nov. 6. He also said party affiliation became less significant after an election. “I’m not worried about having to work with a Republican majority,� Carpenter said. “After the election you stop being just a Republican or just a Democrat and start being a representative of the people.� Corlew agreed, saying metro-area legislators from both parties vote for bills that will benefit Greater Kansas City. He cited a bigger geographic divide between the urban and rural areas of the state than among local lawmakers of differing parties. “Working together also

means we have to work together in such a way to be persuasive for our area,� Corlew said. Carpenter said the geographic divide was another example of where people need to come together so that everyone can move forward, citing quality educational opportunities and good tax policy as vehicles to do just that. “These can benefit everyone in Missouri, not just people in the 15th District,� Carpenter said.

taxes low,� Carpenter said. “The tobacco tax is the only one we need to look at because we are 50th out of 50 (states) at 17 cents (a pack).� By raising the tobacco tax, he said Missouri would continue to be well below the high end of tobacco taxes across the nation. Corlew said the proposed 73-cent-per-cigarette-pack jump is too much at a time when the economy is struggling, but he would support a smaller increase. He said he was concerned such a large increase would Amendment 3 Proposition B Carpenter said he intends Carpenter supports force consumers and some to vote against Amendment increasing the state’s tobac- convenience stores, along with jobs and revenue, 3 because he supports the co tax. Corlew does not. Missouri Plan for selecting “I believe in holding across state lines.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Interactive cooking show, holiday market set Nov. 8 By Amy Neal Holiday gifts and recipes are on the menu Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Liberty Performing Arts Center. The Liberty Tribune, a sister publication of the Gladstone Dispatch, will present a free holiday market with 30 local vendors, followed by the Relish Cooking Show featuring chef Steven Petusevsky. General admission to the cooking show is $15. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the holiday market. Ven-

dors offering crafts, jewelry, candles, home dĂŠcor, food preparation and storage products, and edible treats will sell their wares and offer demonstrations through 8:30 p.m. The interactive cooking show will begin at 7 p.m. with local emcees Michelle Davidson and Michael Mackie, hosts of “Kansas City Liveâ€? on KSHB 41. “It’s going to be a funfilled evening,â€? said event coordinator Tracey Mummaw, advertising manager for the Tribune. “It is a great community event for

the entire city to either have a booth to showcase their product or to support area businesses.� Petusevsky, a chef known for his Mediterranean flair, will cook seven dishes live on stage during his demonstration. Harvest pumpkin scones are on the menu along with entrees such as Peruvian-roasted chicken thighs and Korean grilled beef for those with a taste for international cuisine. “I constantly feel that food is our common denominator, and I love being able to talk with

anyone around the country about food, ingredients and authentic family recipes,� Petusevsky said in his online biography. “We are clearly having a love affair with what we eat, and being able to celebrate this feeling is wonderful — no matter where you go in the world.� Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 apiece for the opportunity to sit on stage during the show and sample Petusevsky’s creations as he makes them. All ticketholders will receive a goodie bag and

have their names entered into a drawing for one of several door prizes to be handed out during the show. Door prizes include a two-night stay at the Clarion Hotel in Branson, George Foreman grills, 15 bags of groceries and other items from the holiday market vendors. Benton House, Consentino’s Price Chopper, Factory Direct Appliance and Liberty Hospital are sponsors of the cooking show. The Liberty Performing Arts Center is at 1600 S. Withers Road, inside the

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

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Hunters challenged to donate 10,000 deer to Share the Harvest this season Missouri deer hunters are encouraged to help reach the goal of contributing 10,000 deer to families in need through the Share the Harvest program this year. Share the Harvest is a partnership between the Conservation Federation of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation, regional food banks, local food pantries and meat processors to provide venison donated by hunters and processors to Missouri families in need. Throughout the archery and November firearms deer seasons, the Share the Harvest program subsidizes a portion of the cost of butchering and packaging whole deer donated by Missouri hunters; in many

WHEN TO HUNT The 2012 Missouri firearms deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 10, and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 20. Archery season for deer began Sept. 15 and runs through Friday, Nov. 9, and then will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. There also are hunting seasons for youth, for hunters using muzzleloaders and other approved alternative hunting methods, and for harvesting antlerless deer. communities, local partners cover the remainder of the processing costs.  To participate, hunters simply take their deer to an approved processor and indicate how much venison they wish to contribute, ranging from a few pounds to a whole deer. Now in its 21st season, the Share the Harvest pro-

gram is able to process up to 10,000 deer this season and provide that venison to families in need. During the 2011 hunting season, nearly 6,200 whole deer were processed through Share the Harvest, resulting in more than 370,000 pounds of venison for families in need. That was an increase over the 5,390

whole deer donated in 2010, and the 4,200 whole deer donated in 2009. In addition to the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Department of Conservation, statewide sponsors of the cost-reduction program include Bass Pro Shops, Shelter Insurance, Missouri Chapter Whitetails Unlimited, Missouri Chapter Safari Club International, Missouri Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation, Drury Hotels, Enterprise Holdings, Midway USA, the Missouri Deer Hunters Association, Pyramid Home Health Services and Wells Fargo Bank. To find a complete list of participating meat processors, visit MO.gov.

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Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Over the years, Halloween customs have changed dramatically. Today, Halloween is celebrated many different ways, including wearing costumes, children trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, and going to haunted houses and parties. The U.S. Census Bureau has assembled the following fright-night statistics.

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Trick or treat! ■ 41 million — The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2011 — children age 5 to 14 — across the United States.

Where to Spend Halloween? Some places around the country that may put you in the Halloween mood: ■ Transylvania County, N.C. (population 32,820)

■ 132 million — Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2011 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters.

■ Tombstone, Ariz. (population 1,396)

Candy and costumes ■ 1,155 — Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2010, employing 35,074 people. Pennsylvania led the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments, with 102, followed by California, with 100.

■ Pumpkin Center, N.C. (population 2,222) ■ Pumpkin Bend, Ark. (population 276) ■ Cape Fear in New Hanover County, N.C. (population 18,388) ■ Cape Fear in Chatham County, N.C. (population 1,323) ■ Skull Creek, Neb. (population 268)

■ 409 — Number of U.S. establishments that manufactured nonchocolate confectionary products in 2010. These establishments employed 17,526 people. California led the nation in this category, with 49 establishments. ■ 1,634 — Number of costume rental and formal wear establishments across the nation in 2010.

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Gladstone Dispatch A15

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Trio of Eagle Scouts from Troop 992 A Court of Honor for Eagle Scouts Jacob H. Liebsch, Bradley L. Taylor and James A. Cookinham of Troop 992 in Gladstone was held Oct. 14, at the Kansas City Regional Police Academy. Liebsch is the son of Larry and Tammi Liebsch. He attends Liberty North High School. His Eagle project consisted of a 12-foot-by-19-foot concrete patio, a retaining rock wall, picnic tables and some landscaping at the Independent Order of the

Odd Fellows and Veterans of Foreign Post No. 10906 in Gladstone. It provides a patio area for lodge events and meetings. Taylor is the son of Curtis and Kimberly Taylor. He attends Oak Park High School. He designed and managed the building of a bridge at Hodge Park. The bridge was built over a washed-out gully that had become difficult to cross, especially after it had rained. He also lined the path to and from the bridge to gain access to a

picnic shelter. Cookinham is the son of John and Janet Cookinham. He attends Park Hill High School. His project was to accurately and permanently mark 89 graves in the Anders Jacks Cemetery at Weatherby Lake. Native fieldstone markers were stabilized by pouring concrete around each marker. It provides for more convenient mowing and maintenance. It was also the goal to maintain the historical value and appearance of the cemetery.

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A16 Gladstone Dispatch

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

1,000 and counting

School Briefs

Student vocalists picked for all-district choirs Several vocalists from North Kansas City schools were chosen for KC Metro All-District Choirs. Selected from Oak Park High School for the All-District Mixed Choir are altos Bethany Buckland and Bailey Wilkerson, soprano Mariah Studebaker and tenor Marvin Byas IV. Selected for the All-District Women’s Choir are altos Courtney Cauley, Destonee DeOrnellis and Hannah Leach, and sopranos Emily Cunningham, Natalie Honeycutt and Kylie Moon. Selected from Winnetonka High School for the All-District Women’s Choir are sopranos Madison Dodd, Libbie Liechti, Shelby Miller, Jackie Summers and Megan Willis. Ten of the 11 who made the All-District Mixed Choir are now eligible to audition for the All-State Choir. Sophomore Ryan Ganaban will have to wait until he’s a junior to audition, since only juniors and seniors are allowed to compete for All-State. Those who succeed in late October tryouts will perform at the All-State Choir concert during the Missouri Music Educators Association convention in January. The KC Metro All-District Festival, where the KC Metro All-District choirs perform, will be Saturday, Jan. 19, at Staley High School, 2800 NE Shoal Creek Parkway.

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Haley Corkill of Winnetonka High School makes her 1,000th kill on the volleyball court Oct. 16 during an away game at Platte City. Later that week, she was given the Metro Sports Athlete of the Week Award before Winnetonka’s game against Liberty North High School. Corkill, a fouryear starter at Winnetonka, has been a team captain for the past two years. She also has a 3.85 grade-point average and was recently voted homecoming queen.

Winnetonka principal elected to lead state group The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals has elected Principal Matt Lindsey of Winnetonka High School to serve as president of its 1,200-member organization. As president, he will represent middle level and high school principals in legislative and educational forums throughout Missouri, as well as those at the

national level through the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Lindsey previously represented the Central District of MASSP and has more recently served the Greater Kansas City Missouri Principals Association. Lindsey, who had served as the organization’s president-elect this past year, was a member of the MASSP executive board for the last five years. This fall, he begins his 22nd year in education and his 17 th as a secondary school administrator. He became principal of Winnetonka High School in 2007. Matt Lindsey is the first North Kansas City Schools principal in nearly 40 years to assume the role of MASSP president. Former Principal Robert Howe served in this leadership position during the 1974-1975 school year.

Registration open for December ACT Registration is now open for the Saturday, Dec. 8 ACT college and career readiness exam. Students who want to take the exam must register by Friday, Nov. 2. Students can register online at www.actstudent.org or by mail. Paper registration forms can be obtained from school counselor offices or by requesting a registration packet from ACT. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It measures what students have learned in school and what they need to know to be ready for first-year college courses. The cost to take the ACT is $35. The cost to take the ACT Plus Writing is $50. Fee waivers are available to qualified students who can’t afford the registration fee. Students should apply for a fee waiver through their school counselor’s office. The ACT student website, www.actstudent.org, offers helpful information, free sample questions and complete practice tests, and inexpensive test prep materials to help students prepare for the exam.

School Notes Missouri State University conferred 481 degrees during the summer commencement ceremonies Aug. 3 at JQH Arena. Nicole Jo Fontana of

Gladstone graduated with a Bachelor of Science. Fontana also was named to the summer 2012 Dean’s List at Missouri State University.

Nor thwest Missouri State announced its summer 2012 graduates: Patty Jo Barnes, Bachelor of Arts in English; Norbert Herman, mas-

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souri during the summer semester 2012. He received a Bachelor of SciCorey A.  Andrews ence in business adminisof Gladstone graduated tration, with an emphasis from University of Mis- in marketing. Science in GIS, geographic emphasis.

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Support for Senior Citizens To allow seniors to keep their homes, I’ll seek a cap on property taxes for those on fixed incomes. I’ll also host annual information fairs for Northland seniors to listen to their concerns, give updates on laws that affects seniors, and provide helpful information about senior-specific services.

Honoring Veterans As a state we need to do our best to thank and respect the heroes who have served our country. To provide care for an aging veteran population and to assist those returning from recent wars, I’ll support veterans services, including a continued funding source for the Missouri Veterans Homes.

Quality Infrastructure and Community Revitalization As State Representative, I’ll work with the cities and villages in District 15 (in the heart of the Northland) to enhance infrastructure, such as roads, water and sewer systems, and telecommunications; to revitalize the North Oak and Antioch corridors; and to participate in Gladstone’s new Village Center area.

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