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New publisher Bluesfest brings cool sounds for Dispatch to Oak Grove Park Sandy Nelson leads group of Northland weeklies Sandy Nelson has taken the helm of the Northland publishing group that includes the Gladstone Dispatch. Nelson was named publisher of the communit y newspaper and its sis- Sandy Nelson ter publications, Liberty Tribune, The Kearney Courier and The Smithville Herald, after Matt Daugherty stepped down from the position in May. She said she was looking forward to learning more about the Northland and building relationships within in each community while doing a job she loves. “Community journalism reaches beyond the story and touches the people, the community and the businesses within,” said the 15-year industry veteran. “Community newspapers are my life, your life.” The four Northland news outlets now under Nelson’s charge are owned by St. Joseph-based NPG Newspapers, which also owns a group of Miami

County, Kan., weeklies as well as daily papers in St. Joseph and Warrensburg in Missouri. Nelson has been the publisher of the Miami County division and The Kansas City Nursing News for the past five years. “After five years of living life in Kansas, I am so happy to be back to Missouri,” she said of her recent move north of the river. “There are many reasons to be thankful for this opportunity. First of all, I am serving a community where people take pride in their community, and it shows. My goal is to bring that same pride through in your local newspaper.” Nelson has worked with newspapers since 1998, starting out selling advertising before becoming the ad director for suburban publications in Greater Kansas City. In 2001 she became the publisher of the Democrat Missourian. Over the next seven years, she became the group publisher of seven newspapers owned by The McClatchy Co. Lee Sawyer, chief

Local, regional and national blues acts will bring thousands of music fans to town Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, for the 17th annual Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest, presented by Capital Federal. The outdoor music festival, co-hosted by the city of Gladstone and the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce, will return to Oak Grove Park Amphitheatre, at 76th Street and North Troost Avenue. On Friday, the park opens at 5 p.m. and live music will begin at 6. On Saturday, visitors are welcome to arrive at the park at 1 p.m., with

live entertainers playing at 2. The Friday night lineup features John Paul’s Flying Circus, JP Soars followed by Cedric Burnside Project. Saturday’s lineup features Kansas City Blues Challenge solo/ duo winners Brandon & Shinetop, Kansas City Blues Challenge band winner Jason Vivone & The Billy Bats, International Blues Challenge winner Selwyn Birchwood Band followed by Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges. Saturday night concludes

with national headliner The Nighthawks. Food, drink and souvenir vendors will be on site during the festival. Spectators should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Pets are not allowed. Smoking will be allowed only in designated areas. Admission to Bluesfest is free, but parking is $5. For directions or more information, visit www.gladstonechamber.com.

Gladstone council eyes solutions for noncompliant property owners By Nancy Hull Rigdon Gladstone elected officials support cracking down on apartment complex crime, but they draw the line at landlords facing criminal charges when crimes occur on their properties. During a May 23 Gladstone City Council study session, the council discussed what the city calls the failure of rental property owners to control criminal activity on their grounds. City Counselor Randall Thompson presented the council with a few options to combat the problem. The council could consider passing ordinances that would:

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City seeks to deter crime at rental properties • Mandate that all rental property owners participate in the city’s Safe Residence Program, a cooperation between property owners and police that seeks to curb crime. Program participation is now voluntary, and the city would like to see more property owners involved. Thompson said that since Gladstone is a thirdclass city, it isn’t clear whether the city has the right to pass such a law. • Mandate that property owners sit down with police and draft a plan to abate the problem if police determine crime at a specific property

needs attention. • Make failure to control crime on a property a crime in itself. This could happen when a property has what’s categorized as either “nuisance activities” or “aggravated nuisance activities.” Those activities include 50 crimes ranging from assault, drug violations and noise ordinance violations to homicide, kidnapping and gang activity. Each council member expressed concern with the third option of criminalizing property management, saying it was too aggressive and could turn off valued property owners. Rental/Page A4

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Community Calendar Thursday, June 6 SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE: The Ham Bonz will play a free outdoor concert at 6:30 p.m. at Linden Square, 70th and North Cherry streets. READING: Mad Science: Dig into Reading, a program for ages 3 and older, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Antioch Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Registration is required by calling 454-1306. SYMPHONY FUNDRAISER: The Northland Symphony Orchestra will host its third annual Trivia Night at Belvoir Winery, 1325 Odd Fellows Road in Liberty. The cost is $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the trivia starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www. northlandsymphony.org. CAREGIVER PROGRAM: Shepherd’s Center of the Northland will offer a special program for family caregivers and other interested community members on issues regarding older adult care at the Clay County Health Center, 800 Haines Drive in Liberty from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Elder and disability attorney William J. Hammond will be speaking on legal issues often faced by the family caregivers of older adults including guardianship, estate planning, VA benefits and Medicaid. Space is limited; sign up by calling Shepherd’s Center of the Northland at 452-4536. ART LEAGUE: The Northland Art League meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th St. in Gladstone. KOSMOS: Kosmos Singles, a social group for adults 50 and older, will meet at Paul and Jack’s, 1808 Clay St. in Kansas City, from 5 to 7 p.m. A dollar donation is requested. For more information, visit www.kosmossingles.com. MOVIES: Thursday Twilight Theatre will begin at 7 p.m. at the North Oak Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Participants of all ages will watch short movies and have some popcorn. Call 436-4385 for show titles. HOPE: Restoring Hope — Creating Joy, an eight-week program for seniors, will be offered from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Shepherd’s Center of the Northland, 4805 NE Antioch Road in Kansas City. This is a creativity-based approach to processing life events and is for anyone older than 60. Contact Penny Engstrom at 452-4536 to RSVP. BIBLE CAFE: Bible Cafe is 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 your Bible if you have one. Child care is available. For more information, call 842-23241. 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 BLUESFEST: The Gladstone

Summertime Bluesfest will feature live music starting at 6 p.m. Oak Grove Park. The festival is free, but parking costs $5. FRIDAY IN THE PARK: The Big Band sounds of The Don Acurso Orchestra will kick off the 35th season for Friday in the Park at North Kansas City’s Festival Pavilion in Macken Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public, and every event features a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. For more information, visit www.nkc.org. 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. Archaeologist-turnedauthor, Mark Kelly, will discuss his new book, “Lost Voices on the Missouri, John Dougherty, and the Indian Frontier.â€? 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. NAWS: The Northland Animal Welfare Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at its clinic at 3400 NW Vivion Road in Riverside. DART team member Janet McCloud will talk about what volunteers can do if disaster strikes so that they will be able to set up a shelter for animals in Clay and Platte counties. For more information, visit www.pcnaws.org.

Saturday, June 8 BLUESFEST: The Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest will feature live music at Oak Grove Park starting at 2 p.m. and continuing into the evening. The festival is free, but parking costs $5. NORTHAVEN 2: Northaven 2 neighborhood will have a block party and picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. on Northeast 69th Terrace between Woodland and Michigan avenues. The Zoomobile will be on site until 3 p.m. with animals and information. Hot dogs, sausages and drinks will be provided. Participants should bring a side dish. BURIAL CUSTOMS: Burial Customs, a program for adults, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Antioch Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Registration is required by calling 454-1306. BOOK CLUB: ABC, the book club at Avondale United Methodist Church, meets in the church library at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month except September. Visit avondalemethodist.org for information on future book selections.

Monday, June 10 MOVIE: Books to Movies, a program for ages 4 and older, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Antioch Branch of MidContinent Public Library. Movies based on favorite books will be shown every Monday in June and July Registration is required by calling 454-1306. ANIME: Anime Movie

Night for teens will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Antioch Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Registration is required by calling 454-1306.

Tuesday, June 11 DAR: The William Boydston Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will have a salad supper at 6 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City. The program with be “How Well Do You Know Missouri?â€? with speaker Susan Dowden, vice regent of the chapter. Katherine Wilder and Kay Schaefer will be the hostesses. For more information, call Judy Martin at 679-8848. FREE CONCERT: June Tunes will feature the music of Allegro Con Brio, Allegro Con Moto and Spirito Allegro at 7:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Amphitheatre at Oak Grove Park, 76th Street and North Troost Avenue. FAMILY SHOW: “Toss, Catch, Digâ€? with Jay and Leslie will begin at 7 p.m. at the North Oak Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Juggling, mime and wacky stories will be featured in this program for ages 3 and older. Registration is required by calling 436-4385. COUNTY HISTORY: The study group at the Clay County Museum will be on Native American artifacts in the county. The session, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. at the museum in downtown Liberty. INTERNET: Internet 101, a program for adults, will begin at 2 p.m. at the Antioch Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Registration is required by calling 454-1306. COOKING: Summertime Salads, a program for adults, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Antioch Branch of MidContinent Public Library. Registration is required by calling 454-1306. ROTARY: Gladstone Rotary meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th St. For more information, visit www.gladstonerotary. org. TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road. For more information, call Beverly at 455-8517.

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Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library for children 18 to 36 months. CRAFTS: Craft Night for all ages will begin at 7 p.m. at the North Oak Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Participants will come up with ways to recycle everyday materials. Registration is required. Registration is required by calling 436-4385. GRANDFAMILIES: Northland Grandfamilies will meet at 11 a.m. at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut St. in Gladstone. The program will be “Accessing Your Library.â€? To register or for more information, call 407-3490.

Thursday, June 13 CLASSIC CROWD: The Classic Crowd of Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th St., invites all seniors, 55 years and older, to its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will include meatloaf and a variety of pot luck dishes. The program will feature Kimberly Bell of North Kansas City Hospital speaking on “Balance & Keeping Ourselves Safe From Falling.â€? RSVP by calling the church office at 452-2829 by June 10. SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE: Steve Wells and The Brass band will play a free outdoor concert at 6:30 p.m. at Linden Square, 70th and North Cherry streets. MOVIES: Thursday Twilight Theatre will begin at 7 p.m. at the North Oak Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Participants of all ages will watch short movies and have some popcorn. Call 436-4385 for show titles. GOP: The Clay County Pachyderms will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Clay County Republican representatives to Jefferson City have been invited to present a legislative session wrap-up at Pizza Ranch, 116 Stewart Court in Liberty. The event is free for members and $2 for nonmembers. For more information, contact claycountypachyderms@gmail.com or 407-9585. LIBRARY: Toss, Catch, Dig, a program for ages 3 and older, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Antioch Branch of MidContinent Public Library. Registration is required by calling 454-1306.

Friday, June 14 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 FARMERS MARKET: The Gladstone Farmer’s Market will be open 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays May through October at 525 NE 70th St. 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 nonprofit group offers weight-loss education and support. Visit for free. Class is led by a home economist and will continue every Wednesday. No registration is required. For information, call 741-8708. TODDLERS: Summer Fun for Toddlers will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the North Oak

SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE: Red Guitar will play melodic rock music at a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. at Linden Square, 70th and North Cherry streets. FREE MOVIE: “A Dolphin Taleâ€? will be the movie in the park starting at 9 p.m. at the Gladstone Amphitheatre at Oak Grove Park, 76th Street and North Troost Avenue.

Northland legislators plan senior citizen information fair Several Kansas City area legislators will hold an informational fair to ensure Northland seniors are fully utilizing available benefits and services. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, June 14, at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods in the Campus Center Building, Room 110. The event will be hosted by state Reps. T.J. Berry, R-Kearney; Myron Neth, R-Liberty; Noel Shull, R-Kansas City; and Ken Wilson, R-Smithville; and state Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City. The five legislators said the goal of the fair was to give seniors access to experts who can help determine whether they are eligible for services that can improve their quality of life. Representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and Congressman Sam Graves also will be on hand to answer questions, in addition to more than 20 other county, regional and national organizations that provide services. Seniors who attend the fair will receive free information and literature, as well as complimentary coffee and doughnuts.

Theatre in Park golf classic set for Aug. 22 The Gladstone Amphitheatre Committee will host the 20th annual Gladstone Theatre In the Park Golf Classic on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Paradise Pointe Golf Course in Smithville. The tournament format is a three-flight, four-player scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The $105 player entry fee includes green fee, cart, lunch and beverages. The cost per twosome is $200. Cash prizes will be awarded for all flights, and there will be a putting contest. Door prizes will be awarded at the end of the tournament. This year’s grand prize is a 2013

Phone: (816) 587-6094 Saturday, June 15 SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE: Rob Fleeman Jazz Guitar will play a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. at Linden Square, 70th and North Cherry streets.

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Metro North, Briarcliff topics of EDC session By Dale Garrison More than 85 people filled the Shoal Creek Golf Club for the second Clay County Strategic Planning Initiative meeting May 29 that included strategies for attracting industrial, retail and office developments for Clay County. Featured speaker Mike Downing, Missouri’s acting director of economic development, emphasized that a comprehensive economic development strategy is needed in today’s

Northland Grandfamilies to explore library services T he Nor thland Grandfamilies Program will hold its Wednesday, June 12, meeting at the Mid- Continent P ublic Library’s Antioch branch in Gladstone. The presentation, which will begin at 11 a.m., will be “Accessing Your Library.” Rosalyn Spring, branch manager, will present an overview of the services offered by the Mid- Continent P ublic L ibra r y. Pa r t ic ipa nts will learn how to access various library services and receive a tour of the library. This program is open to both the grandparents and their grandchildren. “We want to help the grandparents and their grandchildren feel comfortable exploring the library and learn what is available. We’ll provide the information in a family-friendly and fun format,” Spring said. N o r t h l a n d Grandfamilies is a cooperative program between Clay Count y Senior Ser v ices, the Platte County Senior Fund and the University of Missouri Extension Council in Clay County. In addition to the monthly support group meetings, the program provides education, advocacy and referrals to various social service agencies for grandparents and other relatives raising children. To attend the June 12 meeting or to learn more about the Northland Grandfamilies Program, call the University of Missouri Extension Office at 407-3490.

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competitive business world. He noted a recent article in the Wall Street Journal that cited a “skill gap” that separates not only communities but also countries. “Being average is over,” Downing said. “Education is the single most important element driving economic development.” Downing said a ranking of economic development factors includes human capital, education and talent. Also important are “clusters” of technology, products and innovation.

He said Clay County is clearly developing within a dynamic automotive manufacturing cluster and has the ability to grow in other ways. Garry Hayes, director of leasing for MD Management, discussed the latest plans for redevelopment of Metro North Center. He noted the company has ended a three-year effort to gain control of the entire center, which sets the stage for a more than $400 million redevelopment. The project will include

rebuilding Metro North into a new enclosed center as well as work along the nearby Barry Road corridor. Macy’s has committed to remaining at the location, and the search for a second anchor is progressing. Mike McKeen, director of construction and development for Briarcliff Development Co., outlined ongoing work at that development. McKeen noted work began in the 1980s when the area was an abandoned mine and the Northland had fewer

than 30 homes worth more than $200,000. Today Briarcliff includes several homes worth more than $5 million as well as upscale retail, office, condominiums and hotel. The meeting also featured a panel discussion with Mayor David Slater of Pleasant Valley, City Ad minist rator Dav id Hoagland of Excelsior Springs, Smithville City Administrator Steven Garrett, Kansas City Economic Development Council representative Jeremy Davis, Gladstone

Ad m i n ist rator of Economic Development Melinda Mehaffy, and former Liberty mayor and state representative Greg Canuteson. Sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council, the Strategic Planning Initiative is developing an economic strategy for Clay County through a series of monthly meetings. Co-chaired by Canuteson and Jerry Nolte, group will meet in June to discuss workforce development.

Papa Murphy’s brings its pizza to Gladstone Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, the country’s largest such pizza chain, opened its first store in Gladstone at the end of May. “We are thrilled to be opening a Papa Murphy’s location in Gladstone,” owners Scott and Beth Nelson said. “For those unfamiliar with the take ‘n’ bake concept, it’s pizza made fresh in front of you that you take home to bake so you can enjoy it piping hot whenever

you want it. We look forward to working with the community to give back, as well as making the best pizza around.” Papa Murphy’s customers decide which fresh ingredients they want on their pizza. The dough is prepared daily in the stores using high-protein wheat flour. Pizzas feature 100 percent all-natural, whole-milk cheeses. Real meat toppings, with no fillers, include

premium salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage and ground beef. Other fresh toppings including Roma tomatoes, whole mushrooms, green peppers and onions, sliced and diced in the store daily. The new store at 340 NE 72nd St. plans an official grand opening celebration Thursday to Saturday, July 11 to 13. That Saturday, the first 100 people will receive free pizza.

Papa Murphy’s Pizza operates over 1,350 franchised and corporate-owned take ‘n’ bake pizza stores in 38 states and Canada. In addition to handmade pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of take ‘n’ bake items, including salads, Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheels, and chocolate chip cookie dough. For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com.

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The Northland Elks Lodge awards $10,000 in academic scholarships to high school seniors each year. The 2013 scholarship recipients are, from left, Maryssa Loehr of Oak Park High School; Tram Bui of North Kansas City High School; R.D. Mallams, Elks scholarship chairman;Emily Lorei of Liberty High School; Garrett Thomas of Staley High School; and Tyler Scott of Oak Park High School. Scholarships were awarded based on community service, leadership and academics.

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PUBLISHER: Nelson brings experience with metro-area papers Continued from Page A1 operating officer of NPG Newspapers, said Nelson’s experience running multiple weekly newspapers in Kansas City-area markets would serve the Northland well. “The Liberty Tribune, Gladstone Dispatch, The Kearney Courier and The Smithville Herald are the only news-gathering entities that regularly and consistently tell the story of what people need to know

living in those communities,” Sawyer said. “We have a unique and important calling in that regard. Our advertisers have an important opportunity to grow their businesses by utilizing the readership and online audiences each of these newspapers provide.” Daugherty had been a part of the Northland newspaper group since 2004, previously serving as manging editor and advertising director. He had

praise for his successor. “She has amazing energy and passion for community newspapers, and she brings outstanding leadership to the Gladstone Dispatch,” he said. “I know the community will love her. The newspaper is in good hands, and I look forward to seeing it evolve and improve under her guidance.” To reach Nelson, email sandy.nelson@npgco.com or call 389-6608.

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Kansas City ranked 28th in the American College of Sport Medicine’s American Fitness Index, which measures the health and community fitness status of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Similar to an annual physical or wellness exam, the sixth annual report evaluates the preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, health care access and community resources and policies that encourage healthy and fit lifestyles. Included in the report’s latest edition are benchmarks for each data indicator to highlight areas that need improvement. The metropolitan statistical area of Kansas City scored 50.4 (out of 100 possible points) in the 2013 report, up one spot from last year. In 2012, the metro area ranked 29th with a score of 47.3. Minneapolis-St. Paul achieved a high score of 76.4 to capture the top ranking for the third consecutive year. Kansas City ranked 23rd on personal health indicators related to health behaviors, chronic health conditions and health care access. The area ranked 31st on community/environmental indicators associated to the built environment, recreational facilities, park-related expenditures, physical education requirements and primary health care providers.

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At the corner of N. Oak and 96th Street

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“This will be grossly misunderstood by investment property owners,” Council member Carol Suter said. “If the rap we get is that we’re criminalizing people for building multi-family apartments, that might sway some folks when looking at Gladstone as a place to invest.” Suter also said she was concerned that such an

ordinance could give the impression that crime at rentals is worse than it is. Most criminal activity in Gladstone occurs on rental property. While the most common offenses include domestic violence and drug offenses, three of the five homicides in 2012 occurred at rentals. City Manager K irk Davis said that based on conversations with property owners, he thinks

Gladstone Dispatch accepts and publishes letters to the editor on a space-available basis at the sole discretion of the editor. Letters should be no more than 300 words. Material deemed libelous in nature will not be published. The editor reserves the right to reject or edit any letter for submitted for clarity, grammar and overall length. All letters must be signed and have a phone number for verification. Name and city location will be published with letters. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Gladstone Dispatch or its staff.

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Sunday services .............10:30am & 6:00pm Wednesday evening ......................7:00pm

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH An Open and Affirming Congregation

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138 Main Interim Rev. Joe Carle Sunday School .......................9-9:45 am Traditional Worship ..................10:00 am Nursery Provided • 781-6528

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Financial Advisor EDWARD JONES/LIBERTY, MO 1170 West Kansas Street Liberty, MO 64068 Office: (816) 781-1612 charlotte.fulkerson@edwardjones.com

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT LIBERTY, MO 64069-0218 NOTICE STATE OF MISSOURI I, the Clay County Circuit Clerk, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Missouri, do herby certify that the Court, Associate Circuit Division 7, rendered and entered in cause No. 13CYCV03416 on the 16th day of MAY, 2013, changing the name of KOLTYN JAMES COOKFRANZESKOS to the name of KOLTYN JAMES FRANZESKOS to be deemed and taken as his/her only true and lawful name from that date forward. (SEAL) Stephen Haymes, Clay County Circuit Clerk Seventh Judicial Circuit of Missouri By: Karen Thompson Deputy Clerk Published in the Liberty Tribune: May 23, 30, June 6, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Energy is requesting proposals (RFPs) from eligible organizations to provide weatherization services in Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri, including the towns and cities therein. Eligible organizations are not-forprofit organizations, community action agencies or local units of government. A copy of the RFP may be obtained from the department’s website http://dnr.mo.gov/ energy/weatherization/wx.htm, or by phone at 800-361-4827 or 573751-6630. A pre-proposal meeting regarding the RFP will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 18, 2013, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center located at 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Missouri, telephone number: 816-759-7300. Please see the RFP for more specific information concerning the preproposal meeting. All RFPs and applications must be submitted to: MO Department of Natural Resources, Division of Energy, c/o Shawna Hunnius, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST, on or before July 8, 2013. Published: June 6 & 13, 2013

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Duplex- 2 BR, 1 BA, garage, full bsmnt, 728 - 730 S. Leonard St., Liberty. $108k obo. 816-225-7783

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Help Wanted

Certified HVAC Maintenance Tech North of Liberty. Email or fax resume to: dwilliams07@mediacombb.net 816-630-3776 Clerical and Customer Service Tuesday-Saturday, approximately 25 hours per week. Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets, EOE.

816-891-8888

Tour of Homes Sat. June 8 11am-2pm 4 Homes featured.

3 & 4 Bedrooms starting at $27,900 Liberty Landing Community 1217 Pier

Off 210 Hwy. at Ruth Ewing Rd.

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Rentals

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Section 8 Vouchers Welcome No application fee 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Priced at $519 to $579 per month 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhouses Priced at $645 to $748 per month Income Restrictions Apply Hawthorne Place Apartments Located at 291 Highway/24 Highway 16995 E. Dover Lane Independence, MO

(816)-257-2335

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1 month free call for info- spacious 2BR Apt., quiet neighborhood near Ford Plant $495/mo. 741-3920.

1 room apartment. All utilities paid, background check required. 816-454-0010.

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FOR RENT 2 and 3 BR, $20 Deposit, $80 off first 8 mths of yr lease, pet friendly. Water, trash, heat paid. Exp. 5/31/13 Excelsior Village 816-630-3713

OAK TREE APTS (2004 Swift Ave, NKC)

Studios with Kitchen

(816) 452-0099 Single Adults Only

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

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2BR DPLX, off N. Brighton, CA, Appl., gar/w/opnr/lawncare. $650mo $250dep. 816-436-7871

Riverside 4-plex,2 br.CA, appls, water/trash pd, , $550.00 MO. $250.00 dep. 816-436-7871.

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2BR house, Liberty, garage, fenced back yard, $650/mo. + dep. 816792-0438.

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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.

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A GREAT OPPORTUNITY...

Home Based Opportunity. Start your local business today. www.youravon.com/therbic Kearney Big V accepting applications for mulitple positions: Full Time Overnight Stocker: Weekends req. Must be able to move & lift 20-50 lbs, exp. helpful. Full & Part-Time Bakery & Deli Clerks: Prepare & pkg. deli & bakery items & provide excellent customer service. Please apply within: Big V, 150 W. 92 Hwy KINDRED CHEVROLET is looking for a dynamic individual to round out our sales force. Contact Bill Miller 816-532-0900, or e-mail resume to BillMiller@KindredChevy.com New home construction final cleaning, part-time, 20-30 hrs. per week, must have reliable transportation. 816-809-0730. Healthcare

Nurse Manager /CAC Behavioral Health 18- bed Geropsychiatric Unit in Leavenworth, KS; Req’s BSN (MSN pref’d) & 3+ yrs acute care inpatient psych exper. in a hospital setting. Resume to: terry.good@horizonhealth.com Fax: 1-804-684-5663 Part-time stocker needed, $11/hr to start. Must be able to lift 50lbs. Apply in person: Bubbles 7407 N Oak Trfwy, Gladstone. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. SUMMER PRICE SPECIAL!! Real estate classes start June 24-days, July 8- evenings in Gladstone. Free catalog. 816-455-2087. www.realestateprepschool.com SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY!!! FT/PT sched. Cust. Sales/Service All Ages 17+ /Cond. apply. 816-841-2732 Drivers: CDL-B: Great Pay, Hometime! No-Forced Disatch! New Singles from St. Joseph to surrounding states. TruckMovers.com or 888-567-4861

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Assistant Controller If you are an enthusiastic and energetic individual who enjoys the field of Accounting, then we want to talk to you. We are currently accepting applications for an Assistant Controller. Some of the areas of the Assistant Controller’s position will be Supervision of the A/P and A/R staff Facilitation of outside auditing process Financial Analysis Budgeting Fixed Assets Financial statements – month and year-end closes Forecasting The qualified applicant should be a degreed Accountant with a minimum of 5 - 7 years experience, including Supervisory experience. We offer a great work environment and a competitive salary. Company benefits include health, life, dental and disability insurance programs, paid vacation and holidays, and 401k retirement plan. Employment is contingent on passage of a background check and drug test. If this is the opportunity you are looking for, send resume and salary history to: Human Resources, St. Joseph News-Press Attn: Assistant Controller Position, P O Box 29, St. Joseph, MO e-mail: jennifer.wright@npgco.com EOE

Advertising Consultant Be ready to learn more about advertising, sales and marketing in the next year and position yourself for an exciting career! As an Advertising Consultant with The Liberty Tribune you will be working with a variety of local and regional businesses. Our Consultants work in an enjoyable and supportive environment and are backed by the confidence of the most dominant marketing vehicle in the Liberty area. You will start with an existing client base and continue to grow that base by helping businesses understand the value of advertising in the Liberty Tribune group of news and information products. As a successful candidate for this position you should have excellent customer service skills with an ability to interface with all levels of employees and management. You must have strong oral and written skills with an avid attention to detail. A minimum of 1-2 years of sales experience is preferred. Advertising sales experience is helpful but not required. We believe in recognizing performance and innovation. We provide a compensation package that rewards a high level of concern for our customers, as well as the ability to develop profitable new advertising and marketing partnerships. We also provide comprehensive training and an excellent benefit package including 401k, profit sharing, paid vacation, health and dental plans, etc. Employment is contingent on passing a drug screen and background check. For a confidential interview, send your resume and cover letter to:

Sandy Nelson, Group Publisher Liberty Tribune 104 North Main Street Liberty, MO 64068 Or e-mail to sandy.nelson@miconews.com We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Trucking/ Drivers

DRIVERS (CLASS A): What’s IMPORTANT to you? It’s important to have a good job. It’s important to have family time. You are IMPORTANT to us! Make that important call: 866-374-8487.

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

HEALTHCARE OPPORTUNITIES COME BE PART OF THE SOLUTION! CCS is the nation’s premier correctional healthcare management company. We are currently seeking top-notch professionals to join our team at Lansing Correctional Facility, Lansing, KS: • RN- Full Time & PRN • LPN- Full Time & PRN • CMA- Full-Time & PRN • PHYSICIAN- Full Time & PRN • DON- Full-Time

Generous compensation & great benefits! Email your resume to kljackson@correctcaresolutions.com or fax to 615-324-5774 To learn about CCS, please visit our website: www.correctcaresolutions.com EEO Employer

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CDL Class A Driver (overnight driver)

Immediate Opening Requirements: Ability to lift up to 60 lbs Electric pallet jack experience Class A CDL with HazMat endorsement 1 year of driving experience Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements. Interested applicants meeting the above qualifications must apply in person at 1200 N. Century Dr., K.C., MO 64120.

The Richmond R-XVI School District is currently accepting applications for a high school accompanist. This position will remain open until filled. The job description for this position can be viewed on the district website at www.richmond.k12.mo.us under the District R-XVI Tab and then click on employment. Please submit your resume noting experience and qualifications via postal mail to: Richmond R-XVI School District at 1017 E. Main Street, Richmond, MO 64085, Attn: April Green or via email to agreen@richmond.k12.mo.us.


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Advertising Sales Manager We are seeking a dynamic individual to lead our team of Advertising Sales Consultants in their efforts to develop local multi-media advertising revenues in our Liberty, Gladstone and Kearney newspapers. This position will work out of our Liberty, MO office. Responsibilities: • Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals.

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As a successful candidate for this position you should have excellent customer service skills with an ability to interface with all levels of employees and management. You must have strong oral and written skills with an avid attention to detail. A minimum of 3 to 5 years of demonstrated success in coaching in a competitive selling environment is preferred. Advertising sales experience is helpful but not required. We believe in recognizing performance and innovation and we provide a compensation package that rewards a high level of concern for our customers, as well as the ability to develop profitable new advertising and marketing partnerships. We also provide comprehensive training and an excellent benefit package including 401k, profit sharing, paid vacation, health and dental plans, etc. Employment is contingent on passing a drug screen and background check. For a confidential interview, send you resume and cover letter to:

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Kearney/Liberty - Wilmar Estates Neighborhood Garage Sale (92 & A Hwy) Fri. & Sat., June 7th & 8th. Liberty - 638 E. Mill St., 6/7,8,14,15; construction reduction. Lumber, doors, tools, Multi-fmly yrd sl, 5 pc Pulse drumset, 2001 Chevy Impala.

Liberty- 2025 Place Liberte, Fri. * Sat. Downsizing, headboard, school desk, vintage baby clothes, linens, books, pictures, & misc. Liberty- 3 car garage & driveway bursting w/ deals, known 4 R ECLECTIC sales vintage & new stuff, 300+ Bks, 100+ DVDs,CDs, & Life Mags, clothes, crafts, guys stuff 2, see Craig’s list for more greater info, 85% who stop buy, Fri & Sat 7? 1775 Bridget Place. Liberty-

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Gladstone- Multi-family sale, variety of stuff, Fr. 8a-7p, Sat. 8a-1p. 7401 N Park. off 73rd Ter. across from Wal-mart.

Call Nan @ 816-842-0359

Published the first week of every month.

5602 N. Woodland 6/6-6/8, 9a-5p Furniture, sweeper, shampooer, weed eater, tile, ceiling fan, light fixtures, metal door, household, NASCAR, Chiefs, racing bike, cooktop w/hood, figurines, etc.

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Kearney - Hills of Westwood Neighborhood Garage Sales. June 13, 14, & 15. (West of Kearney off Nation Rd.) Several Homes!

Liberty- 1006 Blueberry Lane, Thurs. 3p-7p, Fri. & Sat. 8a-5p. Too much too list!

Tutoring

Chemistry, Math and ACT Tutor • B.S. in Chemistry and Neuroscience, Cum Laude (May 2013). • M.A. in Education (May 2014). • Contact Katie Whittaker: kwhittak@trinity.edu.

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At Northbrook Estates , Sat June 8, 8a-? 7314 N Tullis, Ave. KCMO 64158, so much stuff the sale may run into Sunday. Beautiful furntire, tons of home decor, eletronics, kitchen items miter saw & wire fed welder, outdoor items, we have something for everyone. Come see all the good stuff!

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

7008 N Benton Ct. Dresser, tables, chairs, microwave cabinet, desk, lawn & garden, grill, tools, tv, Harley Davidson helmets, deck chairs, toaster oven, toaster, lamps, linens, books, games, misc. kitchen/household, CDs, DVDs, VHS, paper shredder, sports equipment, luggage, cameras, jewelry, crafts, clothes, & more. Sat. 8a-2p. KC North- 7918 NE 57th St.- 3 Family Sale. 6/6 & 6/7. Antique salt/pepper shakers, antique lace curtain & drapes, much more added

Gordon Dr., (Wilshire Estates). Sat. June 8 • 8AM-? Misc., household items, toys, books, futon, Avon, etc. Liberty- Multi-family sale w/wide range of items. Thurs., June 6th, 8a-6p. Fri. & Sat. 8a-12p. 611 Glendale. Liberty-212 Meade; Sat 6/8, 8am-?; antiques, househld gds, crafts, books, clthg, lots of good stuff!


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LibertyHosanna Lutheran Church Garage Sale 2800 N. Church Rd. June 7th & 8th Children’s clothes, kid’s toys, kid’s motorized jeep, queen mattress with headboard and footboard and lots of miscellaneous.

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PC’s Interior Painting & Wallpaper removal. Free estimates. Call Joyce 816-726-3370.

S & F PAINTING

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Villas at Camelot, Clayview & 519 Nottingham. June 6-8, 8:30 am. Antiques, indoor/outdoor new & old furniture- dining set w/hutch, pation furniture, collectibles, brand new items, light fixtures, rugs, generator, tools, RV accessories, equalizer hitch, much more.

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Chickens for Sale - 3 days to 5 weeks old. 100’s of Breeds $3 ea. 10 - $2 ea, 25 - $1 ea. Call Brenda 816-532-4003 or 816-797-6921

816-734-5580

www.libertytribune.com

816.781.4941 PETS Litter Special

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

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Railroad Ties, 8ft. 6in. long, $12.00 each delivered. Call 816225-2817.

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STRAWBERRIES- Platte City. 8740 92 Hwy. Open daily 8a-7p. 816-582-3398

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tle for average, get a Great Clean! www.greatcleans.com 816-799-4649 House Cleaning, lots of experience, free estimates, references available, reasonable rates. Please call at Socorro at 816-868-4851.

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Professional Housecleaning, LLC Complete Service, Reasonable Rates, Serving Liberty &The Northland. Supplies Furnished. Insured • Licensed• Bonded 816-868-5024

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More than 1,600 degrees were conferred during Creighton University’s commencement held May 18 at CenturyLink Center Omaha. Local graduates include Dreylana Hill Taylor of Kansas City, Doctor of Medicine, and Andrew Medlin of Gladstone, Doctor of Dental Surgery. Megan Joy of Colfax graduated from Central College on May 11.

David Baral of Kansas City was among the more than 800 students who graduated from Bob Jones University earlier this month. Baral graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. The following local students are among more than 1,500 Bob Jones University students included on the Dean’s List for grades achieved during the spring 2013 semester: John Grove of Kansas City, senior, business, concentration in trades; and Trisha Irving, sophomore, health. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average. Nicole Hill of Gladstone was named to Concordia University, Nebraska’s honors list for the second semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. The top 25 percent of undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list. Benedictine College held its annual commencement exercises May 1 on the Atchison, Kan., campus. This year, 405 candidates were honored during the ceremony. This was the largest graduating class in the history of the college. Amy Ross of Kansas City graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.

Missouri Valley College conferred degrees at its 124th commencement ceremonies May 4. Local Kaitly Hammer of graduates include Kathleen Kansas City is the recipient Franiuk, Bachelor of of a Bob Jones University Science in elementary Legacy Scholarship. The award provides up to $1,000 education, and Bradley per year over eight semesters Perkins, Bachelor of to students who have at least Science in business administration. one parent who graduated from BJU. Hanna Pio of Gladstone has been awarded the Jennifer Geeham, Presidential Scholarship an aerospace engineering for the Honors College at major from Kansas City, Pittsburg State University. was among the students The North Kansas City High at Florida Institute of School graduate plans to Technology in Melbourne study chemistry and biology who were named to the in the fall. She is the daughter Dean’s List for the spring of Maureen and Chad Pio. semester. To be qualify, students must complete 12 Joseph Engle of Kansas or more graded credits in City has been awarded a semester with a semester a Bridgestone-Firestone grade-point average of at Scholarship at Pittsburg least 3.4. State University. The PSU senior is a graduate of Oak Park University held its Park High School. The son spring 2013 Kansas City of Dave and Kathy Engle, he Area Commencement is married to Nichola Engle. ceremony on May 11 at the Community of Kathleen Franiuk of Christ Auditorium in Kansas City and Mateo Independence. Dalal A. Milic of Kansas City met Aboushamar received the requirements for the a Master of Business in Dean’s List at Missouri business administration, Valley College for the spring Molly Elizabeth Green semester of 2013. To qualify, received a graduate certifstudents must have a 3.3 or icate in disaster and emergency management, Sarah higher grade-point average, Elizabeth Anislag gradu- take at least 12 graded hours ated with distinction with a for the semester, and receive no D, F or incomplete grades Bachelor of Arts in English writing and literature, Isaac for the semester.

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An Oak Park High School graduate capped a weekend of competition in Indianapolis earlier this spring by earning an $18,000 college scholarship and first place in The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – A Constitutional Speech Contest. Aggie Rieger’s winning oration was titled “Let’s Talk About Pennsylvania.” She started the competition weekend as one of 53 state or territorial champions in the 76th annual contest. She advanced to the championship through three rounds of competition. In her prepared oration, Rieger pointed out that Pennsylvania was

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Northwest Missouri State University announced the names of students named to the Academic and President’s honor rolls for the 2013 spring trimester. To be included on the Academic Honor Roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade point average of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale. Students named to the President’s Honor Roll have attained a perfect 4.00 GPA for the trimester. Students named to the President’s Honor Roll included Shelby L. Farris, Katlin M. Level and Delaney A. Ralston. Students named to the Academic Honor Roll were Samuel N. Akers, Casandra L. Alejo, Alaina M. Balano, Courtney L. Hockman, Alexandra E. Hubbard, Megan M. Kipper, Kaitlyn M. Lewis, Gena M. Metz, Jennifer K. Nolan, Matthew A. Peacher, Darcy L. Ralston and DeAndre X. Thomas.

S. Callicotte received a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design, Ashley Marie Collins received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies and communication arts, Bryan Allen Cox received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and management, Joshua Matthew Jackson graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English writing, Pamela C. Talbert graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, James Kinnon Behr graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, Gerald Edward Revenaugh graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing, Leslie Jo Bent graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in education, Anna Angeline Marotta received an Associate of Science in nursing.

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misspelled above one of the signatures on our nation’s founding document, but it’s the overall message of the Constitution rather than the alternate spelling of a state that is important. She cited studies that revealed “62 percent of respondents failed to name the branches of our government” and “only 5 percent of the American population could correctly answer 10 simple questions about our Constitution — a pathetic cry for help.” She implored Americans to study the Constitution so they could have an effect on current issues. “The amount of laws that are currently being debated over for their constitutionality is high: bargaining

laws, voter ID laws, immigration bills, gun control and the Affordable Care Act, to name a few. We can’t be engaged in these important conversations if we don’t know our constitution. Instead, we leave our government in the hands of others, and we exclude ourselves from developing the future of our great nation.” The 2.4 million member American Legion developed the contest to encourage young people to improve their communications skills and to study the U.S. Constitution. More than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded over the history of the contest. Rieger, part of the Oak

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Ready, set, show It’s Bluesfest time in Gladstone Thousands of music fans will gather at Oak Grove Park on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, to hear some of the best local, regional and national blues bands on stage at the 17th annual Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest, presented by Capital Federal. The event, co-hosted by the City of Gladstone and the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the Oak Grove Park Amphitheatre in Gladstone. Oak Grove Park, at 76th Street and North Troost Avenue, is a perfect spot to put out a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy great food, cold beverages and hot blues music. On Friday, the park opens at 5 p.m. and live music will begin at 6. On Saturday, visitors are welcome to arrive at the park at 1 p.m., with live entertainers playing at 2. The Friday night lineup features John

Paul’s Flying Circus, JP Soars followed by Cedric Burnside Project. Saturday’s lineup features Kansas City Blues Challenge solo/ duo winners Brandon & Shinetop, Kansas City Blues Challenge band winner Jason Vivone & The Billy Bats, International Blues Challenge winner Selwyn Birchwood Band followed by Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges. Saturday night concludes with national headliner The Nighthawks. Bluesfest will feature not only outstanding blues music, but also great food, cold drinks and souvenirs. Come hungry and enjoy a barbecue brisket sandwich or a brat with a cold beer. Sample cinnamon-roasted nuts, funnel cakes, shaved ice, nachos or kettle corn with an ice-cold Pepsi or fresh squeezed lemonade. Also, be sure to take some of the fun home with you because commemorative Bluesfest T-shirts will be available and

all artists will have CDs for sale at the event. Bluesfest patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, but leave pets at home, because dogs are not allowed into the festival by city ordinance. Designated smoking areas at Oak Grove Park will be available during the Bluesfest. Admission to Bluesfest is free, but parking is $5. For directions or more information, visit www.gladstonechamber.com.

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Friday lineup John Paul’s Flying Circus John Paul Drum is one of Kansas City’s most recognized Blues musicians. A long-time student of and friend to the late K.C. harp master Provine “Little” Hatch Jr., John Paul spent years learning from one of the true masters of Blues harp, and all those years of “woodshedding” with Hatch certainly paid ample dividends. John Paul’s tone is at times clear as the proverbial crystal bell, but it can also find its way straight to the Blues gutter with a growling sound best described as “raw as hell and twice as hot!” John Paul has been a regular performer at Kansas City’s most respected Blues venues for the past two decades. John Paul’s Flying Circus has also played major festivals and venues across the Midwest. Simply put, if you like your Blues heated up by a blistering harp, you will love John Paul’s Flying Circus.

JP Soars JP Soars is not a typical Blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences. “I love T-bone Walker, Jesse May Hemphill, Wes Montgomery,

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Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Johnny Guitar Watson, Guitar Slim and Louis Jordan. But I also love Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Hank Williams, Black Sabbath and Slayer.” Soars toured the globe and recorded several records with some of the most extreme metal bands in the world before finding his home in the Blues! It is these attributes that are giving Soars an instantaneously recognizable style. Soars is also a prolific songwriter, penning a number of tunes in his repertoire himself. His first Blues CD, “Back of My Mind” (2008) garnered rave reviews and received a considerable amount of airplay on XM Radio’s Bluesville, Comcast digital and other blues stations around the world — and continues to do so. Soars’ newest release, “More Bees With Honey” (2011) was voted second coolest CD of the year for 2011 by Little Steven and his Underground Garage Xm Radio station. It was also in the top five Click to Pick for weeks on BB Kings Bluesville Xm Radio. “More Bees With Honey” has earned Soars a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Contemporary Male Blues Artist of the year. One of the most intriguing components in Soars’ musical arsenal is his use of a two-string homemade guitar that he and his brother made. “It’s basically a plywood box, a stick, two strings and a pickup”. By applying a modern approach to a primitive instrument, Soars manages to conjure up sounds that usually leave folks in disbelief. In February 2009 Soars and his band took home top honors in Memphis, Tenn., by winning first place in the International Blues Challenge as well as the coveted Albert King award for most promising guitarist. That win combined with Soars’ intense work ethic, pure passion for the music he plays, a constant desire to improve and a continual strive for “customer satisfaction” has allowed Soars and company to develop themselves into an in demand international touring band that is growing day by day, week by week and year after year.


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Cedric Burnside Project Cedric Burnside is the grandson of North Mississippi blues legend R.L. Burnside. He is the winner of the Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut for the record “The Two Man Wrecking Crew” in 2009 and Drummer of the Year in 2010. Cedric is nominated for the 2013 BMA Drummer of the Year. After many successful years of touring the world with Lightnin’ Malcolm as the Juke Joint Duo, Cedric has started a new band: The Cedric Burnside Project. His first debut album, “The Way I am,” is coming soon, and he is touring the country, bringing you audiences original footstomping hill-country blues music. Cedric is joined by Trenton Ayers on guitar.

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Saturday lineup Brandon & Shinetop Blending soulful Blues guitar with harddrivin’ Boogie piano may not be original, but this super-duo will make you feel as if you’re hearing it for the first time. Brandon Hudspeth (guitar) and Mike “Shinetop Jr.� Sedovic (piano) decided to collaborate only just last year, and the results are astounding. Playing a wide array of styles, they masterfully incorporate East Coast, West Coast, Chicago and Traditional Blues into every show. Shinetop’s vocals can be described as “somewhere between Percy Mayfield and Johnny Cash�, and seem to change with every song. These two will definitely raise some eyebrows.

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that waves the Elmore James flag loud and proud. Only nine tracks make up this CD, and it clocks in a little more than half an hour. Still, it is enough of a hypodermic shot of the Blues, and there are some musical passages that could be considered re-writes of Blues gems from the past. “Black Lone Rangerâ€? seems lifted from Muddy Waters’ “Hootchie Cootchie Man.â€? It is up to the number “One Hot Motherâ€? to steer toward more original waters, and Ben Hoppes banjo is a welcome addition in the ensemble as opposed to a guitar cranked to the max. The melancholy of “Photographâ€? is not too bad of tune. At least the band doesn’t stay in this groove for too long as they bust loose with “Do The Nodâ€? that rests on a Bo Diddley bedrock of rhythm. It leads into “Liquid Diet,â€? where band seems intent on taking on the role of Blues. The plus side of this independent release is these guys try their best in creating roots music without any regards for mainstream success and more power to them. Some numbers like the opening tracks would no doubt go down for a Saturday night crowd looking for a good time. Jason Vivone makes sure to stay far away from the blues rock clichĂŠs. Maybe he will hit his stride as a songwriter and come up with material that will shine from beginning to end. He’s capable of doing it.

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Selwyn Birchwood Band The Selwyn Birchwood Band took top honors at the 2013 Interntaional Blues Challenge, winning a chance to perform at Blues Weekend. Selwyn and his band have made a significant impact on fans throughout their home state of Florida at clubs and festivals alike as they have continuously wowed audiences with their high-energy performances rooted deeply in the traditions of the Blues greats. Now they get a chance to do so all around the world! They have garnered many accolades along the way, including making the 2012 International Blues Challenge Finals in Memphis, Tenn., placing them in the top nine of more than 225 bands competing from all over the world. They have also consistently found themselves alongside the best in the business as they have opened for the likes

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of Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker Jr., and Joe Louis Walker, among many other international acts in recent years. The band is comprised of very experienced musicians who are no strangers to the road. Selwyn Birchwood (guitar and vocals) got his start with Texas blues legend Sonny Rhodes, touring throughout the U.S. and Canada, at the age of 19. Curtis Nutall (drums) traveled internationally with bands including The Blind Boys of Alabama and a five-year stint with Joe Louis Walker. Bass player Huff Wright and Regi Oliver (saxophone) have found themselves backing several notable blues artists all over the world including Lucky Peterson and Joey Gilmore. Together they perform a hip-shaking, roof-rattling mix of blues that has won over countless fans. The band has been touring in support of its current CD ,“FL Boy,” and is hard at work in the studio on their second release.

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Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, and every year this is from America, through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between. Born in 1963, son of the blues guitarist Hideaway Slim, Eugene is the fourth child of five. His mother was from the Bullock family (the same as Anna Mae Bullock, better known as Tina Turner), and Eugene claims he got his guitar skills from the Bridges side and his voice from the Bullocks. At 5 he was already playing with his father around Louisiana. With his brothers as The Bridges Brothers, he sang gospel and was the musician of his church touring with the Pastor, Elder A A Edwards. At 13 Eugene was entering R&B talent shows and had formed his first R&B band, The Five Stars. Eugene moved to Texas to join the Air Force at 16, playing in the Air Force band for the next three years. On leaving, he joined The New Chosen on guitar and vocals and went on to play with The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Following a move to Houston, Eugene released Blues, Gospel and R&B recordings by the three bands he was running at the time. These included the first lineup of the Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges Band. They toured the USA from coast to coast. Eugene then travelled alone to Europe, where B B King bassist Big Joe Turner spotted him in Paris and offered him the position of guitarist / vVocalist with Big Joe Turners Memphis Blues Caravan. A year later, Eugene left to work under his own name again and formed The Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges Band. Signed to the Blueside label, Eugene recorded “Born to be Blue,” produced by Mike Vernon. His live performances received rave reviews, and Eugene was awarded UK’s Blueprint magazine Vocalist of the Year. He also won The Trophees France Blues 99 Chanteur De L’Annee.

with friends and fellow musicians met on the road. Lucky Oceans, co-founder of the Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel, plays pedal s,teel on three tracks and Texan legend Ray Wylie Hubbard lays down some fine slide guitar on “I Can’t Wait.” This CD was nominated for two 2008 US Blues Music Awards.

The 2003 release, “Jump the Joint,” reached No. 4 in the US Living Blues Charts, charting for three months. Eugene’s songs also appear regularly in The National Association of Rhythm & Blues DeeJays charts. He was nominated for three 2003 US Cammy Music Awards.

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In September 2004, Eugene recorded his next CD, “Coming Home,” at The Zone Studio in Dripping Springs, Texas, using a full horn section led by Seth Kibel, on several tracks. He also has Texan guitarist and friend Rocky Athas joining him on two cuts.

The new CD, “Rock and a Hard Place,” is Eugene and his big band; the horns again led and arranged by longtime collaborator and maestro Seth Kibel. Joining Eugene are David Webb (keyboards), Hammond B3 (piano), Lloyd Maines (pedal steel), Eric “Lollipop” King (bass guitar), Calep Emphrey (drums), Seth Kibel (alto, tenor, baritone saxophones and flute), Shane Pitsch (trumpet) and Mark V. Gonzales (trombone).

March 2009 saw Eugene in San Antonio to fulfil his fans wishes In 2000 Eugene signed to Armadillo and released his next CD, “Man for a live CD. With the lineup of Bobby Baranowski (drums), Eric King (bass), David Webb (keys), Seth Kibel (saxophone) and Justine Miller Without A Home,” which got worldwide airplay. Eugene appeared, (trumpet), you have the real deal. often headlining, at major festivals in the USA, all over Europe, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia; whipping up a storm wherever “Live in San Antonio” was nominated for a 2011 Blues Music Award he went with his distinctive southern sound. in the Soul Blues Album Category, and Eugene was also nominated for

After four CDs recorded with a full band, for Eugene’s next selftitled release, “Eugene ‘Hideaway ‘ Bridges,” he went into the studio

In January 2011, Eugene was back in the Zone Studio, Dripping Springs, Texas ,with Pat Manske as producer. Pat has previously produced both of Eugene’s Blues Music Award-nominated albums.


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Blues, Soul, Jump, Funk, Gospel, Rock and Beach music make Eugene’s latest CD an upbeat journey through all the musical influences that have made Eugene the seasoned and versatile performer of today.

The Nighthawks When Mark Stutso, master of the deep groove, joined The Nighthawks at the beginning of 2010, the 21st-century version of the legendary American roots band was complete. With Paul Bell and Johnny Castle in the band for nearly a decade, and founding father Mark Wenner the remaining original, this team outshines all previous incarnations. The Nighthawks was an idea in Mark Wenner’s brain long before he was able to implement it. The musical product of pre-1958 radio in Washington, D.C., he did not know there were rules against mixing Blues, R&B, Honky-Tonk Country, Doo-Wop, Gospel and Rockabilly into one delicious stew. In 1974 Mark founded The Nighthawks to implement that idea, bringing together Jimmy Thackery (guitar), Jan Zukowski (bass) and Pete Ragusa (drums). The Nighthawks opened many doors and forged many touring routes for their contemporaries, including the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Cray, and played with as many Blues and Rockabilly legends as they could. They opened show after show for Muddy Waters, James Cotton and Carl Perkins, and backed up and recorded with John Hammond and Pinetop Perkins. After 12 years, Thackery went on to a solo career, replaced by Warren Haynes, who was replaced by Jimmy Nalls. Zukowski left nine years later to join a cover band, and Ragusa retired from the road in 2010 to become a producer and session player.

the 2011 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Blues Album of the Year. Last year they recorded “Damn Good Time” for Severn Records. In 2010 drummer and vocalist Mark Stutso joined the band, completing the sound Mark envisioned decades earlier. After 40 years, Mark and The Nighthawks are still having a “Damn Good Time.”

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