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HO, HO, HO! By Nancy Hull Rigdon
Across the room, a caller requested, “Could you remember one thing for me? Chocolate chip Seven men sat down in cubicles cookies. Those are my favorite.” It was Dec. 10 — the first of at Gladstone City Hall, slipped into jolly-man-in-red mode and three evenings for what’s known as Santa Claus Calls. For more hit the phones. “Jared, have you been a good than a dozen years, the fun hollittle boy this year?” one caller iday tradition has worked like this: asked. Parents of children at five “I’ve got my sleigh packed up, and I want to make sure I have elementary schools in and near what’s on your list,” another said Gladstone and parents who contact Gladstone’s Parks and Recon a different call.
300 children receive Santa calls; Gladstone tradition spreads holiday cheer
reation Department have the opportunity to fill out forms indicating what their kindergarteners through second-graders want for Christmas, as well as other details, such as how well the kids have been helping with chores. Then, a handful of volunteers gather at City Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. for three evenings straight, ringing up children and delivering Christmas cheer in a way that only Santa can.
Russ Collins, city of Gladstone parks and recreation programmer, works the phone during Santa Claus Calls on Dec. 10. Collins began the tradition of giving local children phone calls from Santa nearly 15 years ago.
Children fill out forms to indicate their Christmas wishes as part of Gladstone’s Santa Claus Calls tradition.
The Santa calls began shortly after Russ Collins joined the city of Gladstone staff nearly 15 years ago. Collins, a parks and recreation programmer, previously worked for the city of Independence, which ran a program
nearly identical to the one he began in Gladstone. The Santa’s helpers in Gladstone reach about 300 children each year. Santa/Page A13
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A2 Gladstone Dispatch
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
News in Brief
Christmas tree recycling available at city site
Eagle Days are coming
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has coordinated with the Clay County parks department Gladstone residents can and the Missouri Departrecycle their real Christ- ment of Conservation mas trees at Gladstone Pub- to offer a two-day event lic Works, 4000 NE 76th open to the public oriStreet. Proof of residency is ented toward learning all about the eagles that visit required. Drop-off hours are as fol- Smithville Lake annually. There will be live eagle lows: â€˘ Dec. 26 to 28: 8 a.m. to programs by Operation Wildlife, eagle videos and 5 p.m.; â€˘ Dec. 29: 8 a.m. to noon; activities, information â€˘ Jan. 2 to 4: 8 a.m. to 5 booths and displays by various organizations, as p.m.; â€˘ Jan. 5: 8 a.m. to noon; well as spotting scopes â€˘ Jan. 7 to 11: 8 a.m. to for viewing eagles in the wild. 5 p.m. Smithville Lake Eagle Days will be held at the Paradise Pointe golf courses Jan. 5 and 6. Show times on Saturday are 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Show times on Sunday are 11 Real Christmas trees a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 free of decorations can be p.m. Paradise Pointe golf dropped off at Shelter No. courses are located in Lit1 in Little Platte Park at tle Platte Park at 18212 Smithville Lake through Golf Course Road, Smiththe end of January. The ville. Spotting scopes will be trees will be used for wildset up at the best viewing life habitat. Artificial trees will not areas on the lake, and be accepted at this Clay conservation agents, Clay County park rangers and County site. federal park rangers will be available to assist visitors. Spectators are encouraged to bring cameras, binoculars and scopes, and to dress for outside viewing. For more information, call the Jerry Litton Visitor Center at 532-0174.
Christmas tree disposal at county lake
Navy Seaman Recruit Samuel D. Adams, son of Brenda L. and Christopher P. Adams of Kansas City, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Adams completed a variety of training, including classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. Adams is a 2012 graduate of Winnetonka High School.
It all adds up for Davidson students
Davidson Elementary School students recently participated in a PTA Math-a-Thon. The teachers, staff and PTA kicked off the contest with a pep assembly themed â€œIt all adds up, up and up.â€? The students collected pledges for a 20-problem math test that they took at school that week. Most students were pledged per problems solved correctly. The proceeds went directly to the schoolâ€™s PTA, and the students won prizes for raising money. The top earner was first-grader Canaan Novero, who collected $335. Davidson PTA president Amy Corlew said, â€œWe collected over $3,300 for our PTA, and these funds will be used to pay for all of our students at Davidson to go on a field trip or two this year at no cost to them. The funds will also go towards class assemblies and our annual field day in the springâ€?. The schoolâ€™s principal, Dr. Leah Martisko, said she was grateful for all that the PTA does for the school community. â€œWe are thrilled with the success of our PTAâ€™s Math-a-Thon this year. We appreciate all that our PTA does for our students, and these funds will allow many new opportunities for our students,â€? Martisko said.
School Notes Jessi Chen of Gladstone performed in a national high school honor band as part of Musical Arts Day on Oct. 26 on the Concordia University campus in
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Symphonic Band serve as section leaders for the honor groups, helping with rehearsals and performing with the groups at the concert.
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Gladstone Dispatch A3
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Customizing community health Clay County Public Health Center to develop individual health improvement plans for cities
By Ryne Dittmer Beginning in 2013, the Clay County Public Health Center will take a new approach to influencing the health of county residents through its Community Health Improvement Plan. Next year will mark the first time the center will seek to create CHIP plans for individual communities as opposed to the countywide initiatives of years past. “This was a very conscious decision by us because it is not the road most traveled,” Gary Zaborac, Clay County Public Health Center director, said. “There are 222,000 people in Clay County. Trying to develop a one-size-fitsall CHIP didn’t make sense for us. We decided the best approach is to create individual health improvement plans for each community.” The mini-CHIPS, as Zaborac and his team have dubbed the projects, will have an overall goal of reducing chronic disease rates in the county for the targeted areas of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, accident and non-intentional injuries, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Each mini-CHIP will be tailored to address the individual communities’ specific health needs and systems of support. “Different communities
Health center adopts strategic plan The Clay County Public Health Center adopted a new three-year strategic plan on Nov. 15. “The plan adopted outlines the strategy and action items that will allow us to empower Clay County communities to lead healthy lives,” Gary Zaborac, the center’s director, said. “I think the county is going to be very pleased with our efforts going forward.” The full strategic plan is available at www.clayhealth.com under the heading “Recent Health News & Alerts.”
have different resources available. We’ve got to target our approach around that system and mobilize those partnerships,” Zaborac said. “What we’re trying to do is empower each community to develop programs and services to lead healthy lives,” The health center will begin the process by creating community health profiles through an evaluation of the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of communities’ personal health services. These profiles will then be presented to the various communities as an introduction to the CHIP development. “In January we’ll begin to reach out to all the communities. We want to inform and educate the communities on what the issues are,” Zaborac said. The center hopes the pre-
sentations will encourage the county’s communities to join the project. “We want the communities to engage and participate as an active and willing partner. This is all about collaborative partnerships and relationships,” Zaborac said. “We feel pretty confident that people will agree and want to improve the health of their communities.” Communities that express interest will then work with the health center staff to create the personalized CHIP. The center aims implement the first community-based CHIP in 2014. “This is the culmination of a lot of work over the last three to four years,” Zaborac said. What it has done is created the beginning of where we need to go as an organization and a community.”
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A4 Gladstone Dispatch
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
On the Record THURSDAY, DEC. 6 n 200 BLOCK OF NE 58TH ST/ASSAULT n 500 BLOCK OF NE 67TH ST/AUTO THEFT n NW ENGLEWOOD RD AND N BROADWAY/ POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY n 63OO BLOCK OF N MONROE AV/STEALING FELONY FA
n 1100 BLOCK OF NE 74TH ST/MISSING PERSON n 3700 BLOCK OF NE 67TH ST/DISORDERLY CONDUCT
FRIDAY, DEC. 7 n 3100 BLOCK OF NE 70TH TER/STEALING FELONY FA
C hrist m as T ree Fire Safety Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. These same decorations may also increase your chances of fire, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. The national organization offers these fire safety tips to keep electric lights, candles and the ever-popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy. n Don’t put your live Christmas tree up too early or leave it up for longer than two weeks. n Place trees away from heat sources, including fireplaces or heat vents. The heat will dry out the tree, causing it to be more easily ignited by
heat, flame or sparks. n Keep the live tree stand filled with water at all times. n Use only nonflammable decorations. n Don’t link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it’s safe. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. n Avoid using lit candles; consider using batteryoperated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles n Ensure that Christmas trees and other holiday decorations don’t block an exit.
n 300 BLOCK OF NE 58TH ST/DISORDERLY CONDUCT n 6800 BLOCK OF N BELLEFONTAINE AV/ STEALING n 7000 BLOCK OF N LOCUST ST/FORGERY n 6700 BLOCK OF N CHESTNUT AV/BURGLARY n 3500 BLOCK OF NE 72ND/STEALING n 6700 BLOCK OF N BELLEFONTAINE AV/ DISORDERLY CONDUCT n 7600 BLOCK OF N GARFIELD AV/BURGLARY n 3500 BLOCK OF NE 72ND ST/DISORDERLY CONDUCT n 6300 BLOCK OF N ANTIOCH RD/NARCOTICS POSSESSION
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RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO 100 BLOCK OF NE 59TH TER/STEALING 1700 BLOCK OF NE 72ND TER/AUTO THEFT STOLEN 3900 BLOCK OF NE 57TH TER/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY 3200 BLOCK OF NE 68TH TER/STEALING 7500 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/VEHICULAR 7207 N M1 HWY/ STEALING 100 BLOCK OF NE 59TH TER/ISORDERLY CONDUCT
SUNDAY, DEC. 9 n N ANTIOCH RD AND NE 72ND ST/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY n 6100 BLOCK OF N MICHIGAN AV/ DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY n 6200 BLOCK OF N BROADWAY/ASSAULT n 4900 BLOCK OF N OLD
PIKE RD/STEALING n 6400 BLOCK OF N BELLEFONTAINE AV/ DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY n 3200 BLOCK OF NE 70TH PL/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY n 6100 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY n 7200 BLOCK OF N M1 HWY/STALKING HARASSMENT n 7200 BLOCK OF N M1 HWY/LIQUOR LAWS MINOR IN POSSESSION
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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Community Calendar THURSDAY, DEC. 20 BIBLE CAFE: Bible Cafe 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 will be leading the discussion. Bring a Bible if you have one. Child care is available. For more information, call 84223241. TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at First United Church of North Kansas City, 2100 Howell St. For information, call Linda at 591-9772. SINGLES MIXER: Kosmos Singles, a social group for adults 50 and older, will meet at Brass Rail, 4940 NE 81st in Kansas City North. Mixers are held from 5 to 7 p.m. each Thursday at Northland restaurants. A dollar donation is requested. For more information, visit www. kosmossingles.com. HISTORIC SERIES: “Christmas Past — How the Waltus Watkins family celebrated Christmas” by Amanda Coonce, Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site, is the next topic in an ongoing series of historic-themed presentations hosted by the Clay County Museum and Historical Society. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Clay County Museum, 14 N. Main St. A $3 donation is requested. Call Carolyn Hatcher 415-0066 for information. CANCER SUPPORT: New Hope Cancer Support meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Liberty Manor Baptist Church, on Birmingham Road in Liberty. For more information, call Tom Atkins at 217-5813. NEEDLE NUTS: Needle Nuts will meet at 6 p.m. at the Antioch branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut
in Gladstone. For more information, call 454-1306. Are you nuts about crossstitch, knitting, quilting or any other crafts? Are you looking for the perfect place to finish (or start) your projects? Or are you just looking for some creative help and opinions? This group for adults meets third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. HALF DAY OF SCHOOL: Students in K-12 in the North Kansas City Schools district will have a half day. Winter break begins. Classes will resume Thursday, Jan. 3.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22 CHRISTMAS POSADA: The Antioch branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, Clay County Public Health Center and the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City invite families to participate in the Christmas Posada from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the library, 6060 N. Chestnut in Gladstone.
SUNDAY, DEC. 23 CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Heaven’s Child by Pepper Choplin, a Christmas celebration in song, will be held at 9 a.m. at First Christian Church, 2018 Gentry St. in North Kansas City. Child care will be available. For more information, call 84223241.
MONDAY, DEC. 24 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Englewood Baptist Church will have its annual Christmas Eve Service at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend this service of music and celebration. The church is located at 1900 NE Englewood Road in Kansas City North. Call 453-0975 or visit www.englewoodchurch.com for more information. CHURCH SERVICE: Christmas services will be
at 4:30 and 10 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 4947 NE Chouteau Drive, Kansas City. For more information, contact the church at 452-0745.
NO SCHOOL: Students in K-12 in the North Kansas City Schools district will not have class because of winter break.
NO SCHOOL: Students in K-12 in the North Kansas City Schools district will not have class this week because of winter break. Classes will resume Thursday, Jan. 3.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2
CHRISTMAS SERVICES: Christmas Eve services at Grace Baptist Church, 3101 NE Vivion Road, will be held at 6 and 11 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27 SINGLES MIXER: Kosmos Singles, a social group for adults 50 and older, will meet at Woods Weather II, 2510 NE Vivion Road in the large room. Mixers are held from 5 to 7 p.m. each Thursday at Northland restaurants. A dollar donation is requested. For more information, visit www.kosmossingles. com.
SATURDAY, DEC. 29 DANCE: The Clay/Platte Dance Club will be dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at North Cross Church, 1321 NE Vivian Road in Kansas City North. A donation of $6 at the door is requested. There will be live music and food. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Willie at 452-5782; Diane at 453-5868; or Bernie at 8105258.
MONDAY, DEC. 31 NO SCHOOL: Students in K-12 in the North Kansas City Schools district will not have class because of winter break.
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NO SCHOOL: Students in K-12 in the North Kansas City Schools district will not have class because of winter break. PARLIAMENTARIANS: The Fishing River Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches and promotes the democratic principles of parliamentary law, will meet 6 p.m. at the Community America Credit Union, 9310 N. Oak Trafficway.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3 SCHOOL RESUMES: Students in K-12 in the North Kansas City Schools district will return to school after winter break. This is the first day of the second semester.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4 NARFE: The National Active & Retired Federal Employee’s Association Platte/Clay Chapter 2256 will hold its monthly meeting at 1 a.m. at Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby Ave. Ron Peters, a former Missouri NARFE state officer, will be the guest speaker. All current or retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Lunch will be available at Wexford Place after the meeting. For additional
information, call Ethlyn McCleave at 454-3491.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13 AAUW: Terence O’Malley will be the featured speaker, presenting “Nelly Don – A Stitch in Time,” at the AAUW Kansas City Northland branch’s monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. at the
North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion, Burlington Room. Don was one of the first and most successful selfmade women millionaires in American business. AAUW is open to men and women with college degrees interested in women’s issue. For more information, contact President Janet Wilson at 587-0582 or email@example.com. com.
On the Lanes The following weekly high scores at Gladstone Bowl were submitted by Vicki Bowman. Men High Game Josh Gibbs Joe Kremer Mark Elliott Jerry Hall Dave Lytle
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Women High Game Marty Everett Willa Russell Karen Howerton Sarah Asmussen Carol Burris Virginia Norman
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Men High Series Josh Gibbs Ron Payne Mark Elliott Bill Busby Dave Lytle
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Women High Series Marty Everett Lynn Crowley Willa Russell Ginger Lackman Carol Burris
652 644 633 621 613
Senior Men High Game Rick McCabe 267 Ron Moore 266 Dan Hampton 264 Lou Lipari 261 Dorsey Flaugher 258
Senior Men High Series John Deatherage 724 Larry Wilson 700 Dorsey Flaugher 696 Don Yardley 694 Joe Pajer 685
Senior Women High Game Artice Kramer 224 Pat Spahn 215 Eula Arney 214 Sharon Otto 214 Barbara Butts 213 Diane Holderman 213
Senior Women High Series Sharon Otto 623 Pat Spahn 605 Artice Kramer 591
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Sunday Services ......................10:30 am Sunday School ........................10:30 am Wed Evening Testimonial Meeting .. 7:00 pm Reading Room open to the public Call for hours and location ..........455-0443
web site: metrobaptistchurch.com Traditional Music and Choir Expository Biblical Preaching
Sunday services .............10:30am & 6:00pm Wednesday evening ......................7:00pm
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MEADOWBROOK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2800 NE 64 Street, Gladstone, MO 64119 453-5735
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Birmingham, MO 64161
(1-1/2 miles east of Ameristar Casino)
and mention offer Glad2012 for your price!
Chris Sams, Pastor
Morning Worshiip ..................... 9:30 am Sunday School ...............8:30 & 10:30 am www.meadowbrookumc.org EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 452-6595
GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 9
9555 N. Oak Trafficway Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 734-2216 ext. 204
At the corner of N. Oak and 96th Street
Sunday Worship ............ 9:00, 10:15 & 11:30 am Children’s Sunday School.....9:00, 10:15 & 11:30 am Pre-K - 5th Grade Sunday School .........10:15 am
69 Hwy. Liberty
Childcare Provided. Casual Dress The coffee’s hot, the music rocks and the message is real.
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n JERRY WAYNE LOWDEN, 62, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, MARY BETH MATHIOT, 53,
Worship & Children’s Activities: Sunday mornings at 8:30 & 10:30
3400 NE 80th Street, Kansas City, MO 64119 (816) 746-8388
n DAVID WILLIAM RIGSBY, 45, NORTH KANSAS CITY, JANET ZENTMIRE LANGE, 52, PLEASANT VALLEY.
An Open & Affirming Church
101 NW 99th St. (99th & N. Oak) Kansas City, MO 64155
J. Lowell Harrup, Senior Pastor Sunday School ............... 9:15 & 10:45 am Morning Worship ............ 9:15 & 10:45 am Sunday Evening ....................... 6:00 pm Wed. Learning Center ................ 6:30 pm
n JOHNATHAN STUART BALDREE, 27, KANSAS CITY, CARI LYNN ROCK, 28, KANSAS CITY;
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) 427 East Kansas • 781-3621
n BRETT ALLEN CASON, 43, KANSAS CITY, KAREN DIANESNYDER, 44, PLEASANT VALLEY;
n BRENT ROBERT BONHAM, 33, LIBERTY, TIFFANY LYNN MEAD, 29 LIBERTY;
33, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, KELIA MIRANDA CROCKETT, 33, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS;
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n JARED PAUL EATINGER, 29, GLADSTONE, ANDREA NICOLE BRIONES, 30, GLADSTONE;
n NATHANIEL DAVID GONZALEZ, SR, 22, KANSAS CITY, PHELICIA MARIE SIRMANS, 20, KANSAS CITY;
ELAINE WARTICK, 22, KANSAS CITY;
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GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH An Open and Affirming Congregation
www.graceepiscopalliberty.org SUNDAY SCHEDULE
9:00 am – Education 10:15 am – Worship
THE HARMONY VINEYARD
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF LIBERTY
600 NE 46th Street Kansas City, MO 64116
520 S. 291 Hwy. (816) 781-6262 The Rev. Susan McCann, Rector The Ven. John McCann, Priest Associate
Sunday Service ..............8:30am-10:00am ............................... 10:30am-12:15pm Wednesday Service ..Classes start at 7:00pm
www.harmonyvineyard.com Call About Home Groups
587-8898 John Brown, Pastor
138 Main Interim Rev. Joe Carle Sunday School .......................9-9:45 am Traditional Worship ..................10:00 am Nursery Provided • 781-6528
NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
6 1441 NE Englewood Rd. Sunday Service ....................... 10:30 am Sunday School ..........................9:15 am Rev. Seth Wheeler Childcare Available www.northminsterkc.org 453-2545
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LOST DOG- tan male Chihuahua w/red flea collar. Name is Taco, missing 12/11 by Jewell & Claywoods. 560-0965 or 886-8716.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION No.7PR299000547 Matter of JAMES ROBERT JOSEPH, disabled now deceased. NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS And to all persons known or unknown who claim any interest as an heir or through an heir, in the property of JAMES ROBERT JOSEPH age 98, who died on JUNE 26, 2012, residing at WHITE OAK NURSING & REHAB, 724 NE 79TH TERRACE, KANSAS CITY, MO 64118. Attorney for the Petitioner is JACK A. LEWIS, whose business address is 1729 SWIFT AVE, NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO 64116, (816)421-4075. You are hereby notified that an Application that No Letters of Administration Be Granted has been filed in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Clay County, Missouri, by GERALD THURSTON. Decedent owned assets valued at $155,512.00, at the time of his death. Division Clerk, Joyce Gray Published in the Liberty Tribune: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012 NOTICE OF LEIN SALE Claycomo Village Stor-it will sell the following units: 107 - Bourque; 249 Foos; 25E - Smith; 268 - Aguilar; 33 Stokes; 5 - Coleman; 69E - Wiley; 122A - Parks; 51 - Wolfe. Sale to be held Sat. January 5, 2012 at 10a.m., cash only. 339
NE 69 Hwy, Claycomo, Mo. Published: December 20 & 27, 2012 NOTICE OF MERGER APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that application has been made to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”), for approval of the merger of Patriots Bank, Liberty, Missouri, into BankLiberty, Liberty, Missouri. It is contemplated that all offices of the above-named depository institutions will continue to operate following the merger. This notice is published pursuant to 12 U.S.C. Section 1828(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and 12 C.F.R. Section 163.22(a). This notice will appear at approximately one-week intervals over a 30-day period beginning on December 20, 2012 and ending on January 17, 2013. Anyone may submit written comments in connection with this application within 30 calendar days of the initial publication date of this notice. The comment must be sent simultaneously to the Director for District Licensing, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Western District Office, 1225 17th Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80202, and the attention of Brent M. Giles, President and Chief Executive Officer of BankLiberty, 16 West Franklin, Liberty, Missouri 64068. Written comments in opposition to the application should address the regulatory basis for denial of such application, and be supported by the information specified in 12 C.F.R. Section 116.120(a). You may request a meeting on such application by including a written request for a meeting with your comment to OCC. Your request should describe the nature of the issues or facts to be discussed and the reasons why written submissions are insufficient to adequately address the facts or issues. OCC will grant a meeting request only when it finds that written submissions are insufficient to address the facts or issues raised, or otherwise determines that a meeting will benefit its decision making process. You may view the non-confidential portions of the application and the non-confidential portions of all comments filed with OCC by contacting the OCC Western District Office listed above. This infor-
NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY
All contents of the following units #22 A Johnson. #23 Craig Swope, #24 Betty Bently, # 26 Brittany Young * Josh Koepke, #37 Dawnia Mosby, #38 John Randall, #41 Oleaha Read, #51 Barry Mick, #58 Don Rau Auction to be held at 169 Shelf Storage Highway 169, Trimble, MO (816)407-7867
Auction Date: December 28, 2012 @ 11:00am
Please come in and register no later than 10:30am
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mation is available for public viewing at the OCC Western District Office during regular business hours. If you have any questions concerning these procedures, contact the OCC Western District Office at (720) 475-7600. Published: December 20 & 27, 2012, and January 3, 10 & 17, 2013 According to the lease by and between #330-Jason Minardi, #I036-Mary Wilson, #I041-Belmarisa Thomson, #J017-Ryan Cheek, #M005-Laconda White and TKG-StorageMart and its related parties, assigns and affiliates in order to perfect the Lien on the goods contained in the storage units, the Manager has cut the lock on their Unit(s) and upon cursory inspections the unit(s) were found to contain: Mattresses, TV, computer, table, chairs, dvd player, stereo, speakers, vacuum, clothes, mirror, shelving, chairs, printer, misc. Items will be sold or otherwise disposed of on Dec. 27, 2012 after 9:30 am at the location listed below to satisfy owner’s lien in accordance with state statutes. StorageMart #0127/0128 8900 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City , Mo. 64153 (816)741-3030. Published: December 20, 2012
Public Notice Filing for Candidacy Liberty Board of Education The Liberty 53 School District will accept declaration of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the Liberty School Board in the April 2, 2013 Election. Persons interested may file at the Liberty Public School District Administration Center located at 650 Conistor, Liberty, Missouri. Filing will begin on December 18, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. and will continue during the district’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Candidates should enter the building through the north entrance doors. Filing will not occur on days that the school district’s offices are closed due to inclement weather. Filing will not occur on the following holidays when the school district’s offices are closed: December 24, 25, 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013. Filing will end on January 15, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. There are two positions available with three-year terms. Sandra Cockrum, Secretary Liberty Board of Education Published: December 13 & 20, 2012
ment Financing Plan pursuant to Section 99.865 RSMo which provides: 3. Five years after the establishment of a redevelopment plan and every five years thereafter the governing body shall hold a public hearing regarding those redevelopment plans and projects created pursuant to sections 99.800 to 99.865. The purpose of the hearing shall be to determine if the redevelopment project is making satisfactory progress under the proposed time schedule contained within the approved plans for completion of such projects. Notice of such public hearing shall be given in a newspaper of general circulation in the area served by the commission once each week for four weeks immediately prior to the hearing. The public hearing will be held during the City Council meeting on January 14, 2013, beginning at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 East Kansas, Liberty, Missouri 64068. All interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing. Published: December 20, 2012; December 27, 2012; January 3, 2013 and January 10, 2013
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Business For Sale
Liberty Beauty Salon For Sale Completely furnished, great location, if interested call 816-781-1721 or 816-781-7439.
Homes For Sale
Homes For Sale
1624 Wynbrick Dr., Liberty
1811 Holt Ct. • Liberty
Priced to sell • $234,500 Corner cul-de-sac /on pond. 4BR, 3BA, 3000+ sq. ft., large kitchen, family room, w/wet bar, finished walk-out basement. Double garage on both levels. Bottom level F4 Tornado Rated
(816)792-1646 Spectacular 180% View!
$188,000. Patio home, 2100 sq.ft, Timberline roof, next to pool. Large carpeted living/dining room, fireplace. Master BR, BA, skylight, walk-in closet, laundry room. Cozy den w/bay window. Large Kitchen, many cabinets, skylights, sliding door to patio. Lower level family room, BR, atrium windows & bath. Storage area, work bench, many shelves, sump pump. Call 5509846 or 781-2444 for viewing.
Old Briarcliff Hills Home Open great room, formal dining, large eat-in kitchen, finished lower level w/family room. 10 Minutes from Downtown KC. $525,000. See at www.fsbo-kc.com ID # 6337 Call (816)455-3656
Check out the opportunities in this week’s classiﬁeds.
LIBERTY- 1bdrm- 1 yr lease, gas & water paid, no pets, $490 mo. 781-5600
11203 N McGeeSPECIAL- 1st Month Free! Luxury 2BR, all appliances, WD incl., bath w/jacuzzi, C/A, FP, deck & garage. $700/mo w/$600 dep. 816-436-4415 or 816-591-3612.
1BR- close to Ford Plant, appls, C/A, water pd, pool, no pets. $405 /mo + no dep, 436-7871
LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Liberty Board of Zoning Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. to be held in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 101 East Kansas, Liberty, Missouri, to consider the following: An appeal by property owner Debbie Russell of the decision by the Liberty Historic District Review Commission to deny an application for replacement siding at 231 N. Lightburne St., Jewell Historic District. Jonna Wensel Community Development Manager Published: December 20, 2012
LIBERTY- 2bdrms- 1 yr lease, no pets, $490 mo. 781-5600
P a r k v i l l e Published the second week of every month.
2 Bedroom • 1 Bath W/D • Water & Trash Paid 1 Month FREE - $550
Liberty Area Apartments Small Town Charm, Big City Conveniences! ✧✧ 1 & 2 Bedrooms ✧✧ $399-$535
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City Council of the City of Liberty, Missouri will hold a public hearing regarding the Liberty Triangle Tax Increment Financing Plan and the Whitehall Station Tax Incre-
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4-Plex Gladstone 2br, appl, c/a, w/d hk-ups, clean credit req. Owner. $495. 816-587-5544 Attractive 1 or 2 BR apartment available now, off street parking in Liberty. 816- 289-6948.
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Studios with Kitchen Single Adults Only
(816) 452-0099 Professionally managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Co.
Renovated 1BR Apt Senior Community Rent Based on Income Landmark Towers Apartments 1203 W College St Liberty, MO 64068 816-781-5410
3BR, 2BA, 5819 Barnes. CA, Appl., FP, 1 Gar W/D hkup, $800, $250 dep. 436-7871
• Stove • Fridge • A/C • Deck • Second Floor • No Pets
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Lift chair, scooter, Bruno hoist, and walker. 816-436-5186.
Pianos Pianos Pianos New Yamaha & Pearl 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.
Dry OAK Mixed, $99 +/- /1/2 cd. $179+/- /cd. Prompt guaranteed. 816-734-4183. FIREWOOD FOR SALE $60 A RICK - 4’x8’x16” CALL 816-284-1054
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Needed for local excavation contractor. Must have own tools. Must be knowledgeable about CAT articulated haul trucks, dozers, excavators and their related components. Travel required on an as needed basis. 2-3 years experience with CAT heavy equipment required. Please call 660-656-9506. EOE
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4-plex, 2 br, C/A appls, Water pd, newly remodeled $550.00
#1JANE A’s Professional Housecleaning, LLC Complete Service, Reasonable Rates, Serving Liberty &The Northland. Supplies Furnished. Insured • Licensed• Bonded 816-868-5024
Chimney Cleaning & Repair Over 30 years experience. Inspection report included for home owners purposes. Call 816-528-3855
S & F PAINTING Interior/Exterior, Paperhanging Residential/Comm. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. 24 Years Experience
Start 2013 by getting your real estate license. Classes start January 14 in Gladstone. Free catalog. 816-455-2087. www.realestateprepschool.com
2BR Duplex $550 /mo.+ $560 dep. 1 yr. lease. 781-5600
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Part-time stocker needed, $11/hr to start. Apply in person: Bubbles 7407 N Oak Trfwy, Gladstone.
HAUL AWAY SCRAP: Cars $, old appliances, metal, junk etc. Call Auggie anytime 816-984-9128.
FOR YOUR GOOD CLEAN USED CAR, TRUCK OR VAN. CALL RICK: 816-781-1026 or 816-223-4655
Now Hiring manager, riverside Sonic, apply within, resume included. Must be able to pass background and drug test. 2707 NW Vivion Rd.
3BR, 2.5 BA, $775 /mo.+ $785dep. 1 yr. lease. 781-5600
GENERAL HAULING House cleanouts, heavy appliances, yard cleanup. Haul and dispose. Fully insured, In business 24 yrs. 816-454-0289 www.steveshauling.com
Farm Bureau has a great career opportunity for an agent in Clay County. Attractive commission schedules, full benefits package, and book of business. Send resume to: email@example.com or contact Farm Bureau 7 NW 72nd St. Gladstone, MO 64118 (816)436-9571
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LIBERTY- 2bdrms, 1.5ba, 1car gar, $675mo 781-5600
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The City of North Kansas City is recruiting for two full-time positions in the Water/Wastewater Services Division of Public Works. These are entry level positions paying $14.90/hour for the Distribution Maintenance Worker and $15.65/hour for the Laboratory Technician; both offer excellent benefits including pension, health insurance, and paid leave. Please visit our website www.nkc.org to review the job descriptions and the application process. EOE
8115 N. Jefferson, 3 BR ranch, single gar., enclosed patio $900 + $500 dep., 816-353-7375.
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Apartment for rent, washer/dryer hookup, carport, water paid, $485 for 1 person, 2 people- $500. Off N. Oak, KC. 913-963-1471.
House- 3 BR, 1.5 BA, rec-room, 1 car., fenced, $850/mo. + dep Duplex- Pleasant Valley 2 BR, 1 BA, 1 car gar. $625 /mo. + dep. Owner/ Agent Mike Littlejohn 816-407-5058
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Northgate Mobile Estates Claycomo- Quaint neighborhood, close to shopping, schools & hwys. Single lots $315. Water and sewer paid, yards mowed.
816-452-0866 Professionally managed by Charles F. Curry R/E Co.
AUTOMOBILE, RV & BOAT STORAGE- indoors, month to month. 816-474-6692.
SCREEN PRINTER Experienced Screen Printer wanted. Team shop seeking a hard working and dependable Screen Printer with experience. Full-time work and competitive wages. Apply in person at Cumpy’s, 8118 NE US Hwy. 69 between 10am - 2pm, M-F. (across from the Claycomo Ford Plant)
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A10 Gladstone Dispatch
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
â€™Tis the season to tell massive lies to your kids Unfortunately, most co-conspirators of the Santa scam are decidedly small time, mom-and-pop operations and seem to have a lot of trouble keeping their stories straight between households.
Yes, even in the most open-minded, truth-embracing households, itâ€™s common practice for parents to annually impersonate an obese saint who has no tolerance for shouting, crying or pouting. But it seems Santa is conspicuously silent about lying. If youâ€™re a parent, you know exactly what your job is at Christmas: to buy and lie. Your task is to pass down the same whoppers your parents told you. Of course, you technically donâ€™t have to lie, but what are your options, really? You could be one of those rare, super-PC parents who decide to empower your children with the truth, also known as â€œthe least popular parent on the block.â€? Here are some tips for more effective deception:
Your child might ask, â€œWhy did Santaâ€™s beard fall off while I was talking to him?â€? At first you might want to panic, but donâ€™t. This oneâ€™s easy; just rely on the time-tested â€œhelper explanation.â€? Tell your children that this isnâ€™t the real Santa, but a local helper who dresses up as his likeness because Santa canâ€™t be everywhere at once.
Individualize the myth
Another important trick is to individualize your familyâ€™s version of the myth. Unfortunately, most co-conspirators of the Santa scam are decidedly small time, mom-and-pop operations and seem to have a lot of trouble keeping their stories straight between households. Your kids are going to come home from school saying, â€œAt Bradenâ€™s house, the reindeer leave a note,â€? or â€œAt Sophiaâ€™s house, Santa wraps the presents.â€? Explain to your kids that since he is so amazing and omniscient, Santa treats
Develop your â€œcharacterâ€?
One of the first flaws your kids are likely to find in the whole Santa Claus farce will be that impersonator seen at the local department store, Moose lodge, or holiday parade.
each child individually. Tell them, for example, that at your house, Santa writes the note personally, since he knows your kid is way too smart to be corresponding with some reindeer.
Use a time travel theory to explain
you had to just shrug and say, â€œitâ€™s magic.â€?
Believe the lie
Keep the magic, lose the hypocrisy. Anyone who has ever lied knows that the best way to do it convincingly is to believe in your lie. And the best way
OK, so youâ€™ve convinced your kids that the mall â€œhelpersâ€? make public appearances because Santa canâ€™t be everywhere at once. But then youâ€™re going to turn around and tell them that on Christmas Eve, Santa makes it around the entire globe in 12 hours.
Sooner or later, your kids are going to have serious doubts about the whole time setup. At this point, you can either give up or raise the level of your game. Try introducing a theory of time travel, which claims that for one night only, Santa is able to transcend the space/time continuum and occupy infinite parallel universes. Whereas before,
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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
New poinsettia packs colorful punch for holiday decor Red may be the tradi- flowering plant in the tional holiday choice for U.S., with the vast majorpoinsettias, but a recent ity of the plants sold introduction to the flori- between Thanksgiving culture world called “Ice and Christmas. Modern poinsettias Punch” will turn heads this season, according to flower earlier and last David Trinklein, Univer- longer than older varisity of Missouri Exten- eties. The colorful flowers actually sion hortiare specialculture speized leaves cialist. k n o w n Ice Punch as bracts, has large while the leaves of real flower cranberry red highContributed photo is the yell i g h t e d Ice punch, a new color of poin- low center, by frost y settia, is available this holiday known as the cyathiwhite cen- season. um. ter markPoinsettias are shortings, according to a press day plants that bloom release. Poinsettias are available only when receiving a in colors ranging from critical duration of unindeeper and truer reds to terrupted darkness — pastel or designer colors about 13 hours each day, aimed at complementing which triggers the flowermodern color schemes of ing response. To produce plants at the homes. There is also a wide array of bi-colored, height of their attractivespeckled and novelty col- ness for late sales, conscientious growers delay ors and bract shapes. The poinsettia is the the bloom of poinsettia largest-selling potted by applying night-break
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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
â€˜Show and tellâ€™ session shared by history buffs Human hair fob, round rocks, stereoscope slides brought to museum meeting A variety of items, experiences and memories were shared recently by members of the Clay County Museum and Historical Society Study Group. In its first â€œshow and tellâ€? session, the group shared such items as Missouri round rocks, political campaign buttons, an heirloom watch fob made of human hair, an original widowâ€™s compensation document for the War of 1812, a piece of linoleum from 1889 found in the Stone-Yancey House during renovation, a photo of a Thomas Hart Benton painting, stereoscopes, a Mozarkite rock, and detachable menâ€™s collars and cuffs from the early 1900s. Discussions centered around two memorable Clay Countians, Erastus
Livingston (E.L.) Morse and Margaret Bessie Hart, experiences using 19th century utensils to grind coffee and churn butter, and memories of the Big Shoal one-room school house. Sharing diverse items, experiences and memories lead the group to interesting conversations and increased knowledge about each other and their shared history. Little-known facts brought to the groupâ€™s attention included those concerning Missouri round rocks. Several such rocks gathered from a meteor crater created millions of years ago in an 11-mile area between Osceola and Weubleau were shared by Ralph Brant, as well as a shiny purple rock, the Mozarkite, the state rock of Missouri. Other items shared included the early predecessor to the slide
for the War of 1812, which allotted her $8 per month. Randall B. Jessee brought a photo of a Thomas Hart Benton painting of Clay County, â€œRoosterville Farm,â€? which was painted on his familyâ€™s farm and in which he is pictured. The â€œtellâ€? part of the evening covered experiences Linda Mangels and her granddaughter had grinding coffee and churning butter. Producing the items took hours, and Mangels has appreciContributed photo ated â€œmodernâ€? coffee and At a show-and-tell session at the Clay County Museum and His- butter ever since. G. V. Hopkins shared torical Society, Steve Hatcher checks out some vintage political stories of attending the buttons. Big Shoal one-room school house near what is Judy Heitman shared projector, the stereonow the Atkins-Johnson her great-grandfatherâ€™s scope. Stereoscopes were Farm in Gladstone, near popular in the late 1800s watch fob made of hair, Pleasant Valley Road, and early 1900s and used a popular item used in from 1929 to 1933. creating art and various to entertain, teach and Lance Lamb told about transport viewers all over objects in the late 1800s E. M. Morse, his wifeâ€™s and early 1900s. The the world. A set of 100 watch fob was made from great-grandfather, and stereoscope slides showMargaret Bessie Hart, her great-grandmotherâ€™s ing Scotland in 1905 hair. Heitman also shared his great-aunt. Morse were shared as well as a another relativeâ€™s widowâ€™s was instrumental in the slide of the Mormon Jail development of Excelsior compensation document in Liberty.
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Here at Liberty Christian Fellowship, our purpose is to introduce people to Jesus Christ and help them learn to follow Him. This time of year is a great time to meet Him, when the coming of the Christ Child is the focus of the season, and is celebrated in churches all across the world. You are invited to any of our regular worship services on Sundays: 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:30am. And we have three very special Christmas Eve services at 4:00pm, 5:30pm and a student-led service 11:00pm-Midnight. Dress casually and bring your family and friends! Please note that there will be nursery provided during the first 2 services, and we are handicap accessible.
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We are a Bible Church. The Bible is Godâ€™s personal communication to us. Therefore, we place the priority of Pastor George St. Germain our total ministry upon the teachings of the Bible. We have & Wife, Chris classes and small groups for all ages. We are a Praying church. We are committed to diligently praying for one another. If you have a concern that you desire for us to pray for, please donâ€™t hesitate to call me.
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You are welcome to visit Emmanuel Bible Church on Christmas Sunday December 23rd. We are a Christ centered church. Emmanuel, meaning â€œGod with usâ€? reminds us to consistently acknowledge Godâ€™s presence in our everyday lives.
Springs, moving there in 1881. His accomplishments included building an 8-mile long railroad between Missouri City and Excelsior, called the â€œdummy line,â€? and developing retail areas along Thompson Street. He was an active member of the Republican Party and hosted the vice president of the United States, Charles Fairbanks, in his home in 1908. Hart was an independent woman born in Prathersville in 1876. In the early 1900s, she homesteaded land by herself for five years, near what is now New Castle, Wyo. She never married. The study group is taking a break in December and January. It will meet again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the museum to discuss historical aspects of Cooley Lake.
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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Buford Scott lends his enthusiasm to his role as Santa’s helper.
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ers: “Well, I have to go feed the reindeer now,” and “Ho, ho, ho.” This was volunteer Jim “This always marks the beginning of the Christmas Olshefski’s first year working season for me,” Collins, who the phones. “Where do I stay? Well, the was wearing a Santa hat, said North Pole, of course,” he said between calls. Collins prepares a cheat sheet to one little girl. About a minute later, he said, for the callers that lists things such as reindeer names, elf “Oh, that sounds wonderful. names and conversation finish- I love Christmas cookies with Continued from Page A1
Kenny Eldridge talks to a local child during one of the three evenings of this year’s Santa Claus Calls program.
Seasons greetings my brothers and my sisters. I greet you in the name of the one who said... And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. It would appear that in these current days that we are drawn by everthing else other than Christ to this wonderful seasons of holidays. I encourage you my brothers and sisters to keep the Christ in Christmas. If we as a people move Christ out of Christmas it will not be a holiday but rather a hollow day. We invite you to come and worship with us Sunday mornings at 9 o’clock Sunday school, at 10 o’clock Worship service, 7:30pm Wednesday night service. God bless you all, Pastor Tony P. Johnson, First Baptist Church of Liberty
The people of St. Andrew’s strive always for authentic worship of God and are committed to living out the Christian teachings of Jesus His Son. As a faith community we hope to grow in holiness and pursue our salvation remembering always the words of Jesus, “where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matt. 18:20) If you have any questions about the Catholic faith or would like to speak with a priest, please contact us at 816-453-2089 or if you would like more information about St. Andrew’s, including our Mass times, go to our website: www.sataps.com
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Family Time Tips to Keep Christ in Christmas
From left, Valerie Clark, James Racine and Taylor Babcock portray the Nativity in last year’s services.
Read the Christmas Story found in Luke 2 together on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. Let the children take turns reading the verses.
Make cookies for a neighbor or a less fortunate family and deliver them together.
Make cards for grandparents and other relatives.
Make a birthday cake for Jesus together and have a party on His birthday.
• Watch a Bible-based Christmas movie such as The Nativity Story or Veggie Tales’ The Little Drummer Boy or The Star of Christmas and then discuss it. • More family resources are available in the Family Resource Center at Pleasant Valley Church, Liberty. It’s open to the community.
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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
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A feast of toys at St. Charles On the feast of St. Nicholas, St. Charles Catholic School students collected hundreds of toys to be distributed by the Bishop Sullivan Center. Pictured are, back row, Katie Pearson, Emily Day, Erin Giffen, and Claire Gottensburen; front row, Lauren McCann, Frankie Hernandez and Marasol Salgado.
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Aries, you may need to take a leap of faith when someone close to you asks for your assistance. Act first and ask questions later. It will be worth it.
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