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Sheriff’s report: Crime rates seesaw in Clay County Burglaries, assaults down; gang activity rising “With outlaw motorcycle gangs, we’re not talking about motorcycle enthusiasts. These gangs are presenting themselves as outlaws. They’re criminal.”

By Ryne Dittmer

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The panel discussion on the bill and potential veto override included, from right, Ray McCarty from Associated Industries of Missouri and Todd White, North Kansas City Schools superintendent. McCarty is in favor of an override, and White is against such action.

Groups spar over HB 253 at EDC panel

Opposing sides debate potential override of tax bill veto By Ryne Dittmer

speaking in favor of the bill, and North Kansas City Schools Superintendent Voices from both sides of opinion Todd White and Liberty Public Schools on Missouri House Bill 253 gathered Superintendent John Jungmann in Aug. 20 for a discussion on the vetoed opposition. The income-tax bill has been a highpiece of legislation and its potential veto override next month. The event, ly debated topic since it was passed by hosted by the Clay County Economic the state legislature and subsequently Development Council, took a debate- vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon type format with Ray McCarty from Associated Industries of Missouri HB 253/Page A10

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is reporting mixed findings in its analysis of crime figures for the first six months of 2013. Compared to first half of 2012, stats compiled by the sheriff’s office from January through June show a 30 percent drop in burglaries, a 20 percent drop in assaults and a 1 percent drop in larcenies. Conversely, deputies have tracked increases in street and motorcycle gang activity in the county. “We do have some categories that have gone down significantly, particularly burglaries,” Clay County Sheriff Paul Vescovo said. “People in the sheriff’s office have been proactive in that.” By department figures, deputies have completed 1,697 car stops to date, compared to 847 by this point last year. “Our car stops have doubled, which I do feel had an impact on the lower burglary rate we’re having,” said Vescovo. “As far

Capt. Matt Hunter, Clay County Sheriff’s Office as the gang activity, we’re seeing a lot more activity here in Clay County in the area of outlaw motorcycle gangs. I think they’d been here before, but we noticed a significant presence of them since the first of the year.” A gang, according to law enforcement definition, is a group of more than three individuals dedicated to or working together to perform criminal acts. According to Capt. Matt Hunter with the sheriff’s office, there are six

nationally known outlaw motorcycle gangs, five of which have a presence in Clay County. “With outlaw motorcycle gangs, we’re not talking about motorcycle enthusiasts. These gangs are presenting themselves as outlaws. They’re criminal,” Hunter said. The attraction to Clay County has been attributed to its central location within the county and access to Interstate 29 and Interstate 35. Hunter said the presence has been felt throughout the county, particularly in and around Kearney. “We’re seeing the most that Kearney’s ever seen before,” said Hunter. “Still, Kearney is a safe community. Kearney’s got a good police department, and I think if the area law enforcement band together, we have a chance to make a difference in what we’re seeing.” Street gang activity has also increased in the first half of the year. Crime/Page A9

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out of control? Do you have more plants than you want, or would you just like to trade some of your variety for another? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Plans have been finalized for the 50th reunion then you might want to attend Gladstone’s Fall for the North Kansas City High School class of Plant Exchange. The event will be 1963. Several activities have been planned across from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. multiple weekends. Started in 2004 by The school’s homecomGladstone Parks & ing football game will be Friday, Sept. 20. The Class Recreation and City Gardener Beth Houlihan, of 1963 will have a desthe plant exchange has ignated seating section, grown each year, providwith a cocktail party foling an opportunity for lowing at Chappels. local green thumbs to A weekend of reunion share their wealth with activities will be Friday fellow gardeners. and Saturday, Oct. 5 and Participants should 6. Attendees have the load those extra perenoptions of a golf outing, a program on the history nials into the trunk and of the high school, a tour, meet at the large shelter and an evening of dinner house at Happy Rock Contributed photo and dancing at Finnigan’s Park, 76th Street and The Northland Coalition installed new officers at its annual meeting in August. Officers Northeast Antioch Road, Hall, 503 E. 18th Ave, in are, front row from left, President Shelley Gaddis of the Kansas City Police Department to trade with other garNorth Kansas City. Shoal Creek Patrol; Vice President of Advocacy Kathleen Welton, healthy children and deners. Organizers ask “We are hoping to see youth manager for Clay County Public Health Center; Secretary Kara Siefker, communithat plants be marked many classmates that we ty prevention specialist for Tri-County Mental Health Services; back row, Co-treasurer with their names. have not seen for several Jeanice Corum, Liberty Public Schools resource officer; Co-treasurer Tom Mayfield of the There is no registration years attend this special Excelsior Springs School District; and President-elect Matt Eaves, executive director of the 50th reunion,” organizers required and no fee to Platte County Community Center/YMCA. The coalition, with support from Tri-County Mental participate. said in a press release. Health Services, is a group of adult and youth volunteers from Clay, Platte and Ray counFor more information, Faculty members from ties dedicated to making communities safe and free of substance abuse. They work with call 423-4091. the era are welcome to legislators, local law enforcement, educators, and social and legal agencies to secure legattend. islation to address those issues. For more information about the Northland Coalition visit The registration or contact Siefker at or 877-0401. line is Sunday, Sept. 1. Details about events and a class directory are on the Missouri Courts The commission is Douglas Wemhoff. available online at nkc63. website at www.courts. Their names have been chaired by Chief Judge org. James Edward Welsh sent to Gov. Jay Nixon, who will have 60 days to of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western make an appointment. District, and is comEach nominee received posed of attorneys The 7th Circuit Judicial five votes. Douglass Noland and The associate cirCommission has selected James Thompson Jr., and cuit judge vacancy in three nominees for assolay members Dr. Lancer Division 7 of the Clay ciate circuit judge out of Gates and Melisa Essig. County Circuit Court 14 applicants. All three The complete appliwas created by the are attorneys in private Do you have an espeAn exhibit on westward cations for the three appointment of Judge practice: Louis Angles, cially green thumb? Is expansion will be at the nominees will be posted Janet L. Sutton. Timothy Flook, and your garden growing Atkins-Johnson Farm &

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Patrol: Make safety part of Labor Day plans Col. Ronald Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers to make safety part of the Labor Day weekend. Replogle strongly urges the use of seat belts when traveling in any kind of vehicle and life jackets when on a Missouri lake, river or stream. In 2012, seven people were killed and 413 injured in Missouri over the Labor Day holiday in 1,086 traffic crashes. Of that total, troopers worked 201 traffic crashes, which included 144 injuries and

four of the fatalities over the 2012 Labor Day holiday. Troopers arrested 147 people for driving while intoxicated during last year’s holiday weekend. The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort over the Labor Day weekend. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt and alcohol laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists. Troopers throughout the state will participate in a

20-Mile Trooper operation on Friday, Aug. 30, and again on Monday, Sept. 2. This operation will include Interstates 35, 44, 55 and 70, and U.S. Highways 60 and 61. Troopers will be targeting all traffic violations and be especially vigilant of aggressive driving violations. Replogle reminds the public that the Labor Day holiday is also a busy boating weekend. Two people were injured in two boating crashes and one person drowned during the 2012 Labor Day holiday. Troopers

arrested seven people for boating while intoxicated during last year’s counting period. In an effort to increase safety on the state’s waters, all available officers will be working over the holiday weekend. Missouri’s boaters are asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water. Remember: If you choose to drink alcohol, don’t operate a vessel, Col. Replogle said. A lcohol consumption slows reaction time.

Additional reminders include: • Pay attention to the boats around you and ask your passengers to assist with this. Evasive maneuvers should be made early and deliberately. • Check your vessel’s navigation lights before heading out at night, and be sure to have spare bulbs on board. • Avoid overloading your boat with too many passengers, and observe Missour i’s night t ime speed limit of 30 miles per hour on the water. “The Patrol encourages

everyone to have a safe Labor Day holiday,� Replogle said. “Please buckle up in your vehicle and wear a life jacket on or near water. If you witness criminal activity or experience an emergency — whether you’re on a highway or on the water — call the Patrol’s Emergency Report Line at 1-800-525-5555 or 55 on a cellular phone. If your celebration includes alcohol, designate someone else to drive, whether you are in your boat or your car. Please don’t become a statistic.�

Community Calendar Thursday, Aug. 29 FUNDRAISER: Earnest Shepherd Youth Center will host its annual barbecue fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include beef, ham, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. The cost is $8 per adult and $5 for children younger than 10. Proceeds will go toward 2014 programs. For more information, call 781-7733. KOSMOS: Kosmos Singles, a social group for adults 50 and older, will have a mixer from 4 to 7 p.m. at Milbourne’s, 6409 N. Cosby Ave. in Kansas City. A dollar donation is requested. For more information, visit YOUNG ADULTS: There will be dinner and discussion about opportunities for young adults at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City, at 6 p.m. Andi Gilbertson will be the speaker. Register by contacting Gilbertson at 452-2939. ESL: ESL Conversations for adults will be at 6 p.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library. Registration is required. ART: The work of painter and sculptor Corey Antis is on exhibit in the Gladstone Community Center Public Art Space through Tuesday, Sept. 24, during the normal operating hours of the community center. STORYTIME: Preschool storytime will begin at 10 a.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. For more information, call 454-1306. 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 Chapter 787 meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion in the Frontier Room. For information, call Linda at 591-9772.

their parents, as well as with agency workers who assist homeless children. Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

IAAP: The Northland Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at North Kansas City Hospital in Friday, Aug. 30 the Frontier Room. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., followed SOUNDS ON THE by a fish-and-chips dinner SQUARE: Vantage Point, buffet at 6 and the program a variety rock band, will following at 6:30. Yolanda perform a free concert at Thomas, president of the 6 p.m. at Linden Square City of Fountains chapter of Amphitheatre. The outdoor IAAP, will deliver a message venue is at 70th and North on small group dynamics. For Cherry streets. more information or to make a reservation, contact Sandy MOVIE: A free, walk-in Lane at 255-9864 or slane@ movie night will begin at The cost is $15 8 p.m., rain or shine, at First Christian Church, 2018 Gentry for the dinner and program, or $3 for the program alone. in North Kansas City. Free popcorn and lemonade will ESL: ESL Conversations be served. Spectators should for adults will be at 1 p.m. at bring a lawn chair for seating. the Antioch branch of MidFor more information, call Continent Public Library. 842-2341. Registration is required. MUSIC: Festhaus Musikanten will bring the music of Germany to Friday in the Park at North Kansas City’s Festival Pavilion in Macken Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit

Saturday, Aug. 31 SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE: River Rock will perform a free country music concert at 6 p.m. at Linden Square Amphitheatre. The outdoor venue is at 70th and North Cherry streets.

Tuesday, Sept. 3 HOMELESSNESS: The impact of homelessness on children will be explored at 7 p.m. at Lifetree CafĂŠ, , 6317 NE Antioch Road, Suite 3W, in Gladstone. The program, titled “Children With No Place to Call Home: Helping Kids in Crisis,â€? features a filmed visit with homeless children and

STORYTIME: Preschool storytime will begin at 10 a.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. For more information, call 454-1306. ROTARY: Gladstone Rotary meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th St. For more information, visit MEETING: The Clay/ Platte Area Retired School Employees Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road. The program on current issues and membership will be presented by a representative of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. Canned food donations will be collected for a local food pantry.

Wednesday, Sept. 4 FARMERS MARKET: The Gladstone Farmer’s Market

will be open 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays May through October in the Hy-Vee parking lot at Northeast 72nd Street and North Prospect Avenue. 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 weightloss 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. STORYTIME: Toddler storytime will begin at 10 a.m. at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. For more information, call 454-1306. FAMILY SUPPORT: The Family Support Group sponsored by Tri-County Mental Health Services will discuss the health insurance marketplace from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 3100 NE 83rd St. in Kansas City North. For more information, call 468-0400 or visit

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 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 have a mixer from 4 to 7 p.m. at Winslow’s BBQ, 20 E. Fifth St. in Kansas City. A dollar donation is requested. For more information, visit www.

Friday, Sept. 6 SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE: County Road will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at Linden Square Amphitheatre. The outdoor

venue is at 70th and North Cherry streets. NARFE: The National Active & Retired Federal Employee’s Association Platte/Clay Chapter 2256 will meet at 10 a.m. at Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby Ave. in Kansas City. Cathie Moss will present a program on The Negro Hall of Fame. 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.

Saturday, Sept. 7 PLANT EXCHANGE: Gladstone’s Fall Plant Exchange will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the large shelter house at Happy Rock Park, 76th Street and Northeast Antioch Road. There is no registration required and no fee to participate. For more information, call 423-4091. SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE: Platinum Express will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at Linden Square Amphitheatre. The outdoor venue is at 70th and North Cherry streets.

BETA SIGMA PHI: The Northland Area Council of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1441 Englewood Road. The annual salad supper will be followed by the business meeting. For more information, call Barbara Wagner at 522-0282.

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Contest entries sought for Big Shoal Country Fair Do you have extraordinary canning skills? Are you a master with handcrafts? Would you consider yourself to be a top-notch pie baker? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Big Shoal

Country Fair is looking for you. The Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm, 6607 NE Antioch Road in Gladstone, will be the site of the fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

Categories for judging are canned and preserved goods; handcrafted items (embroidery and needlework); and baked goods. There is a $2 entry fee per item, and all entries must be presented for judging by

11 a.m. A first-place prize — a $25 gift card — will be awarded in each of the three categories. For more information, contact Krislin Fenner at seekersofthepast@yahoo. com.

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Andrew Glen Green of Winnetonka High School participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri in June on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He was selected based on leadership, citizenship, academics and character during the 2012-2013 school year, when he was a junior. Green, the son of Shannon and Diane Green, was sponsored by

American Legion Riders Chapter 61 of Kansas City. Boys State is designed to educate and train Missouri’s young leaders in functional citizenship, leadership and government. Nearly 1,000 student leaders build an entire state government in a single week. Green’s accomplishments, positions held and awards earned included citizen of Doniphan City; member of Federalist Party;

city treasurer; delegate to County Committee, Ward I; attended Public Administration School.

4-H Hall of Fame

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 47 luminaries joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 17 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. The 2013 Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inductees from Clay County are

Robert and Anna Noland. Inductees from 40 counties established a legacy totaling 1,465 years of service to 4-H. Inductees were nominated by their counties for outstanding volunteer work in local 4-H programs. “These leaders have made exceptional contributions to the lives of Missouri 4-H members,” said Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams.

Obituaries Stark M. “Lucky” Casper

Stark M. “Lucky” Casper of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away August 8, 2013. There are no ceremonies. Fond memories and condolences may be left at ChurchArcherPasley. com (Arr: Church-ArcherPasley Funeral Home, 119 E. Franklin St., Liberty, MO 64068 816-781-2000

Ila Mae Payne Culp

Ila Mae Payne Culp, 76, Gladstone, MO, passed away August 22, 2013, at home. Private family service. Memorial contributions may

be made to the American Heart Association. Mrs. Culp was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Bethlehem, MO. She was married for 58 years. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dale Payne, and her parents, Grace and Delmer Payne. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Irl Culp, and her three children, Kennie Joe Culp and wife Carol, Bradley Gene Culp and Sherry Ann Culp Otis and husband Mike. She is also survived by four grandchildren, one great grandchildren and her brother, Jerry Payne.

School Notes The following local students graduated from William Jewell College in July: Elizabeth Anne Carver, Bachelor

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LEGAL NOTICE CROP GROUND FOR RENT *100 Acres M/L irrigated. Must be planted in “grasses.” *47 Acres M/L Hill ground. May be used for row crops, etc. Contact Megan or Jordan at Edgerton City Hall for more information. By phone at 816-790-3484 or at Published: Aug. 15, 22, 29 & Sept. 5, 2013 NOTICE OF ASSUMPTION OF DEPOSITS AND ACQUISITION OF ASSETS APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that application has been made to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) for approval of the assumption of certain liabilities and the acquisition of certain assets by BankLiberty, 16 W. Franklin Street, Liberty, Missouri 64068 of the branch offices of Enterprise Bank & Trust, 150 North Meramec, Clayton, Missouri, 63105 located at: (1) 8500 North Green Hills Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64154; (2) 7612 B NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64151; (3) 2005 N. Burlington Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64116 and (4) 445 E US Highway 69, Claycomo, Missouri 64119. It is contemplated that Enterprise Bank & Trust will close the branch offices located at 8500 North Green Hills Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64154 and 7612 B NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64151 as a result of the transaction. 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 August 29, 2013 and ending on September 26, 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, Lib-


Public Notice


Legal Notices

erty, 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 information 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: Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013


Bid Notices

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2013 Sanitary Sewer Investigation City of Pleasant Valley, Missouri Sealed bids will be received at the City Hall, Pleasant Valley, Missouri on or before September 19, 2013, located at 6500 Royal Street, Pleasant Valley, Missouri until 9:00 a.m. At said place and time, all bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Project is tentatively scheduled to be awarded on October 7, 2013. Consisting of piping cleaning and video for approximately 25,300 linear feet of sanitary sewer. Copies of the Drawings, Specifications, and other proposed Contract Documents are on file for review at the office of the Engineer and the City Clerk’s office, located at 6500 Royal Street. Drawings, Specifications, and other documents related to the Contract Documents may be purchased at the office of AGC Engineers, Inc., located at 405 South Leonard, Suite D, Liberty, Missouri, (816) 781-4200. The non-refundable cost is $35.00, payable to AGC Engineers, Inc.


Public Notice


Bid Notices

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for September 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. This meeting will be conducted at the City Hall, Pleasant Valley, Missouri. Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check, made payable to the CITY OF PLEASANT VALLEY in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid or by a bid bond with an Incorporated Surety licensed to do business in the State of Missouri in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid. This surety may be retained by the Owner until the Contract for the Project has been fully executed. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements of Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109, and Execute Order 11246, as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract. Wage rates paid on construction work for this project shall be at least equal to the prevailing wage rates as determined by the Division of Labor Standards of the State of Missouri. The City of Pleasant Valley, Missouri reserves the right to award the Contract by sections, to reject any or all bids, and to waive any informalities or irregularities therein. The City of Pleasant Valley hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any Contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids without discrimination, regardless of race, color, or national origin in consideration for any award. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of bid opening. Owner: City of Pleasant Valley, Missouri Date: August 29, 2013 Published: August 29, 2013


Homes For Sale




Apartments Unfurnished


Life at it’s Best in your TRUE RANCH

C l a yc o m o

Call June 816-436-0101

$265-410/mo. + Deposit


2nd floor, 1 BR. 25B Groom St., Liberty. $350. Water paid by landlord, no pets, call 816-896-5388. 3 BR apt., 2 full BA, 1050 sqft, near nice park. Richmond MO. $600/mo. 816-332-1219

• Studios

• 1 Bedroom

$135,900 7590 SW F Highway, Trimble, MO 64492 816-288-3813

Lake Property

LIQUIDATION SALE Formerly bank foreclosed. 6 Brand new Lake Ozark lake front condos. 3BR/2BA, 1432 sq.ft. ONLY $149,900 Similar units sold for $230,00 Own for pennies on the dollar. 1-417-818-4073 ext. 900 REMAX Lake Ozarks 1-573-302-2358

• 2 Bedrooms

See office for details.

Cherokee Village Apartments Liberty, MO

(816) 781-6537

OAK TREE APTS (2004 Swift Ave, NKC)

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

Real Estate

302 West Street- Parkville, 1BR, 1BA, LR, stove, fridge, AC, stor., $475/m, $450/sd. 1 yr. lease. 913766-6501/816-674-8122.

• Stove • Fridge • A/C • Deck • Second Floor • No Pets




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


Kearney Ranch Home $136,000 3 BR, 1.5 BA, updated throughout, stainless steel appliance package, fenced back yard, quiet neighborhood. (816)284-2503


Professionally Managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Company

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


Houses For Rent

2 BR house, full basement, 1 BA, stove, refrigerator furnished. 816781-1672. 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car, basement, fenced, no pets, $950/mo. 816- 4542665. Single wide trailer on back of farm property in rural Plattsburg. New kitchen, carpet, paint. 1 large BR, 2 small BR. $500 rent, approx. $250 monthly utilities. Background & credit check required. 816-9302021.


Mobile Home Sites

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


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


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Homes For Sale

FOR SALE BY OWNER Click Classifieds


Apartments Unfurnished

500 Sell it in the Classifieds! Call 816.389.6618


Apartments Unfurnished

Liberty Area Apartments

True Ranch- 3105 NE 68th Ter., Gladstone. 2100 sq.ft., 3 car garage, 3BR, 4BA, sun porch, updated kitchen, unfinished basement, new appliances, formal dining room, large LR, fireplace, hearth room, thermal windows, new carpet, plantation shutters. $299,900. (816)454-7250


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Public Notice

Missouri Department of Natural Resources To Conduct Fourth Five-Year Review for Lee Chemical Superfund Site in Liberty The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will conduct the fourth five-year review at the Lee Chemical Superfund site. The review is required by the Superfund law to make sure cleanup continues to protect human health and the environment. The Administrative Record, which contains detailed historical and current information on the Lee Chemical Superfund site and cleanup efforts, is available during normal business hours at: Mid-Continent Public Library 1000 Kent Street Liberty, MO 64068 816-781-9240 Questions or requests for information can be submitted to:

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

Call (816) 452-0866


Help Wanted


Help Wanted


New Mark Care Center is currently taking applications for a creative/flexible/compassionate individual PT/PRN who enjoys working with the elderly. Duties would include leading Group and individual therapeutic activities. Experience and documentation skills a plus: willing to train the right individual. Contact: Angela Troncin 11221 N. Nashua Drive (816) 734-4433 or fax (816) 734-4026.



Adult Care Needed

Personal Care for Adult with Developmental Disabilities. 8am-4pm, 3 days a week, Sat. 5 hrs. 455-2454.


Help Wanted

All Northland Area


2-5 evenings/wk

Individuals, Partners, Retirees ● PT, 4-hour shift ● No weekends

Worlds of Fun • Gladstone • Liberty Barry Rd / I-29

(816) 472-8181 K.K. Custom

Clay County Opportunities

Facilities Custodian (Night)

Parks Golf Course Maintenance Worker For position descriptions and minimum requirements, visit or pick up an application at: Clay County Human Resources 1 Courthouse Sq. Liberty, MO 64068 EOE/M/F/D/V

The award-winning Kearney Courier is looking for a full-time editor with a passion for community journalism. This position is the face of the newspaper in the community and drives news coverage from our office in downtown Kearney. Responsibilities include writing fair, accurate and well-balanced news and features stories for print and online; photography; some page design; and keeping the newspaper’s website social media presence up to date. This position requires a highly motivated, energetic, detail-oriented team player with excellent news judgment. This person must have strong interpersonal skills and be willing to work closely with other reporters, editors and office staff in a collaborative environment. The ability to generate interesting and timely stories and the ability to work well under deadline pressure are keys to this individual’s success. The ideal candidate will have three years of experience writing news and features content for a daily or weekly newspaper; have experience with pagination software; and be familiar with AP style and social media trends. College media experience will be considered. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or a related field is preferred. Successful applicant must pass a background check and drug screen. Our publishing group includes weekly newspapers in the Northland suburbs of Kansas City, including the Liberty Tribune and Gladstone Dispatch, and their associated specialty publications. It is a division of NPG Newspapers, a family-owned company based in St. Joseph, Mo. Our goal is to be the primary source of local news within the individual communities our publications serve. Nearly all content is locally generated, and wire services are used at a minimum.

Candice McGhee

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and 3 to 4 writing examples each of writing, photography and page design to or mail to:

Project Manager Phone: 573-751-1738 email:

Amy Neal Managing Editor 104 N. Main St. Liberty, MO 64068 Kearney Courier is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Deputy Collectors

for Upcoming Tax Season Application Deadline is 9/20/13 Visit for details, or pick up an application at Clay County Human Resources

1 Courthouse Square Liberty, MO 64068 EOE/M/F/D/V

Driver Examiner The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently accepting applications for a Driver Examiner for the Gladstone DE Station. Please visit our website at for further information and to submit an on-line application. EOE HVAC INSTALLER: experience helpful, wages are negotiable, 816580-3543.

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Help Wanted


COMMERCIAL LOAN OFFICER Hawthorn Bank - Liberty, MO This position is responsible for generating and closing commercial loans. Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree with a major study in business, accounting,finance or related field. • Possess a minimum of 5 years of banking experience in commercial lending. Please return your confidential resume and salary history to: Hawthorn Bank Att: Human Resources Department PO Box 688 Jefferson City, MO 65102 jl am b@ hawthor

Equal Opportunity Employer

Operations Engineering Project Manager WireCo WorldGroup, Kansas City, MO Use the principles of engineering, mathematics and business management to complete projects related to all aspects of operations. Develop in-depth knowledge of advanced production planning, scheduling and manufacturing to optimize operations. Assure that the best design and manufacturing practices are utilized for the highest quality and serviceability of rope products, while optimizing costs. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the customer and/or market needs. Provide technical assistance to any corporate entity as assigned. Required: Master of Science degree in mechanical or civil engineering. Must have working knowledge of mechanical drawings. Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and effectively communicate technical information. Willing to engage in extensive global travel on company business and willing to remain on-call for emergency situations for global business. Apply on corporate website

Want to change your career ? Want to earn $30,000 or more a year? Northwest Missouri State University Kansas City Center in Liberty MO hosts a Pharmacy Technician Program and a Medical Billing and Coding Program. Additional programs available online.

Classes Start October 7! Payment Plans Now Available Enroll by Sept. 23! For more information call (816)736-6618 or visit

Help Wanted

Last Chance- SUMMER PRICE SPECIAL!! Real estate classes start Sept 9-days/evenings in Gladstone. Free catalog. 455-2087. Legal Secretary wanted for north of river law office. Email cover letter & resume to:

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Help Wanted

Cook II- Vacancy #52941 Maple Valley School- Kansas City (816)437-3711 School Term/6hrs/day Salary: $10.05/hour. Excellent State benefits package. Obtain application at ss_vacancies.html, contact the school at the number above, or contact the area office at (660)530-5588. EOE/AA. Relay Missouri (800)735-2966 or the 711 Relay Operator.

Help Wanted

Light Warehouse/Office- Liberty company seeking mature, dependable individual to join our team. PT, possibly FT. Email resumes to: or mail to: Employment, PO Box 1580, Liberty, MO 64069-1580. Nursery Attendant- Meadowbrook UMC for Worship Service and for special services. Pay is $8.00 per hour. Contact Church Office 4535733.






Misc. Instruction

Garage Sales


Trucking/ Drivers


Estate Sales

CDL A DRIVERS Full-time- Day & Night Positions Local- Van or Flatbed exp. 2 yrs. exp. required Great Pay- - Benefits Available Call 816-231-0403 Drivers: Now Hiring Class A CDL Regional Drivers. $2500 Sign on Bonus. Great Pay. Full Benefits and Achievable Bonuses! Call us now at 1-800-973-9161 or apply at Drivers: CDL-B: Great Pay, Hometime! No-Forced Dispatch! New Singles from St. Joseph to surrounding states. or 888-567-4861.


550 562


Liberty Medical Center has position available to assist with medical duties. Must be open to draw patients’ blood. $14.50 per HR. Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. Submit resume in person. Healthcare

HEALTHCARE OPPORTUNITIES Behavioral Health 18- bed geropsychiatric Unit in Leavenworth, KS; PROGRAM DIRECTOR Req’s 3+ yrs acute care inpatient psych mgmt. exp. & master’s in related field or BSN/MSN. NURSE MANAGER/CAC Req’s BSN (MSN pref’d) and 3+ years acute care inpatient psych exp. in a hospital setting. Resume to: Terry Good Fax: 1-804-684-5663 EOE


LG stainless steel refrigerator. 6 place setting table. China hutch. Call 816-550-6613.


Health & Beauty

Crazy wrap thing- Tighten, tone, & firm in 45 min.! Fast, easy, natural. It Works! http://bskinnykansascity. 816-589-2739.



Motorcycles/ Accessories

Household Goods

Lawn/Snow Equipment

John Deere lawn tractor, 2 cylinder, hydrostat transmission, with

2000 Harley Road King Classic $7900. Well maintained. Includes: helmet, jacket & much more. Contact Bob 816-304-4907.

Wanted Automotive


CASH !!!!

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

snow blade, chains, 2 wheel John Deere trailer, runs like new. $1200.00. 816-436-0140.

3609 NE 49th Terrace (49th Ter. & Chouteau) Sat. 9-1 Fri. 9-4 Lg. collection of Haviland, Waterford crystal, Much Ethan Allen furn., sofa, loveseat, wing chairs, nice tables, twin beds, many books, old games and more. RICK PENCE ESTATE SALES


Garage Sales


Gladstone- Moving Sale, Oak table, chairs, mower, snow blower, garden tools and more. Fri. & Sat. 10 am, 806 NE 67th Place. KC North- NASCAR Beer Neon Signs, China, Holiday. Fri. & Sat., 8a-12 noon. 8032 N. Tracy. Liberty- Giant Book Sale; all types, all sizes, something for everybody. Sept. 1, 8a-6p, 207 E. Mississippi. Liberty- YARD SALE 218 Brown St., 8/30 & 8/31 8a-3p. Tools, electronics, furniture, game systems, baby items, clothes. 218 E. Brown St.

Musical Instruments

Pianos Pianos Pianos New Yamaha & Pearl River Pianos, On sale now. For information call Bette at 816- 228-5656, or Mitzi 816-746-0500.


Gladstone- 7611 N Troost, Fri. 8/30, Sat 8/31, 8a, household items, bike, life jackets, clothing, much misc.

1300 1340


2002 Cadillac Seville: Immaculate inside & out, 45,500 mi., sr. citizen’s since new, never damaged, nonsmoker, always garaged. This is a beautiful car. $8,850. 816-510-3803 2010 Toyota Corolla LE, only 49K miles, auto, cold A/C, like new, must sell. 816-454-5938.


Boats/ Accessories

1989 DCR Champion Bass Boat 18’4”, 175hp merc, 74 lb. thrust Minnkota trolling motor, 2 Garmin locators. $3750. Call 816-532-1171

1340 Smithville, 17712 N. US Hwy 169 August 29, 30, 31 7am to 5pm Yard equip., glassware, Christmas decorations, tools, Lincoln welder, roll top desk, 70’s bedroom set, double pane glass, old chest of drawers, and many more items. Click Classifieds


Sell it in the Classifieds! Call 816.389.6618


Call An Expert

1400 1425

Auto Service

Rebuilt transmissions, engine swaps and just about everything else. Honest work at a fair price. Ask about free towing. 816-2544090.



CHILDCARE- Breakfast, lunch & snacks. Large fenced yard. Central Gladstone. Oakwood Manor Elementary. 816-436-4714


Handyman Services

Handyman - windows, doors, siding, guttering, interior remodeling (kitchens, bathrooms). Insured. Call 816-589-7057, or 816-630-8582.

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



2003 Chevrolet Corvette “50th Anniversary”

Almost new with under 17000 miles. loaded, including a multi-disc CD player, tour/performance controls, removable roof panel, both glass and solid panels and much more. This car has never felt a rain drop or crushed a snow flake. Garaged 99.9% of its life! Kelly Blue Book is $30,196.00, will sell for $29,500.00 firm. The car is located in Smithville. For information call Phil at 630-878-8488.

Click Classifieds




Oil & Acylic Tole & Misc. Painting Lessons. Tues.-Fri. $10 a lesson 7-10pm, most everything furnished. 792-3126. 40 yrs. exp. Reta Heinold

Work from home and get $500/$5000 PT or FT. No experience needed, will train. 800-251-1031




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Household - Antiques & Collectibles Shop Equipment & Tools - Miscellaneous

Saturday, August 31 • 11 AM 106 2nd Street Terrace Smithville, Missouri

Directions: Highway 169 to Downtown Main Street, East to Bridge Street. North to 2nd Street Terrace, West to Auction. watch for signs.

Household 3 piece oak full size oak bedroom set; Extra long twin mattress/box spring/frame; newer oak entertainment center; Kitchen table and chairs; 1940s oak table with chairs; mahogany sewing cabinet; sewing machine; bedding, linens, needlework; miscellaneous shelving; humidifier; sewing notions and fabric; coffee maker; newer refrigerator, Homedic back massager; pressure canner and other misc. Antiques & Collectibles Pair of brass and marble lamps; Large lot of glassware including Havilland, Nippon, Limoges, Noritake, Prussian, Royal Rudolstadt, Bavarian, Czech, Austrian, English, Syracuse, Hall, Fiesta, Carnival, Crystal, cut and pressed glass, Milk glass, Cruet sets, Collections of mugs, cups/saucers, angels, birds, jewelry and watches, Vintage clothing and hats, quilts and blocks, old toys, books, old maps, Christmas Ornaments, 2 sleds, oil lamps, cast iron items, Coca Cola tray, scooter and other items. Shop Equipment- Tools - Miscellaneous Welding Equipment, Craftsman 10 in table saw, hand and power tools, ramp, creeper, jacks, several ladders, rifle and shot gun ammo, garden tractor plow, 2 string trimmers, 3 air rifles, large lot of miscellaneous item in boxes and other items.

Terms & Conditions: Cash. Check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Everything will be sold as-is. No Buyer’s Premium will apply. No Sales Tax. Auctioneers Note: Please plan to attend nice auction, food and restrooms available.

Owner: J. Kevin Wright

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Full-Time Certified Licensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker

CELEBRATING AMERICA’S LOVE OF FOOD Published the first week of every month.

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Home/Business Cleaning

Christy’s Cleaning Service 17 yrs., experience, free estimates, references on request. Insured & Bonded. 816-783-3358.

GREAT CLEANS LLC Residential & Commercial Cleans Affordable Rates, Northland, Insurance, Licensed, Bonded. Why settle for average, get a Great Clean! 816-799-4649

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Home/Business Cleaning


#1JANE A’s Professional Housecleaning, LLC Complete Service, Reasonable Rates, Serving Liberty &The Northland. Supplies Furnished. Insured • Licensed• Bonded 816-868-5024


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Chimney cleaning and repair. Inspection sheet included. Over 30 years experience. 816-528-3855.


Lawn Service


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

For all your lawn cutting, trimming & clean up needs. Mowing, trimming, ad Place your and aeratleaf pickup, dethatching TODAY! ing. call Frank at 816-590-7544.



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



Computerized longarm quilting. Craftmanship delivered with small town pride. You have the t-shirts, now let us turn them into a personal treaured quilt. Call Sarah 816-5803953 or Jacque 816-454-0927.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Homes for Sale • 10 lines NO REALTORS, • 4 weeks PLEASE! • Free photo • Free border







Published the first week of every month.


Check opportunities in this week’s classifieds.

CALL 816.454.9661




TO ADVERTISE IN THE HERE’S MY CARD SECTION CALL 816.454.9660 Business and Ser vices Director y


Brian’s Hauling AND Clean Up 7am to 7pm 7 Days a Week


FREE Estimates

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(Off-Duty Firefighter)


STITES REMODELING Basements • Decks Sunrooms • Kitchens Bathrooms • Tile Painting (interior/exterior) Siding • Windows • Doors and More Call Doug Stites for FREE Estimates Family owned - over 40 years experience






Mechanical Service LLC

• Commercial / Residential Heating & Cooling • Commercial Refrigeration • Service • Repairs • Installation Licensed


30 Years Experience





Advanced Tree Experts North


✰ Seamless Aluminum 5” ✰ Various Colors ✰ 30 Years of Experience ✰ Leafproof


Owner, Daman Wilson Cell: 913-963-4016 Office: 816-781-4479


(816) 678-4962


Shrub Pruning, Tree Trimming Tree Removal & Planting Mowing-Seeding-Sodding Man Made Stone Walls, Paver Patios Fire Pits & Outdoor Living Areas Waterfalls & Water Features Snow Removal Residential Referrals Firewood Available & Commerical Available


303 NE 58th Street Gladstone, MO 64118

Celebrating 65 years of serving the Northland Family Owned & Operated – Service & Sales

816.452.0400 CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE OR Visit us @


5704 North Beaman We Care about Your Trees Doggie Day Care - $12/day Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Boarding - $17/night Seven days a week • No cages • Fresh air • Spacious Suites Grooming Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Saturday by appointment



Nourse Lawn Care 816-804-3747




Hills Masonry Company • Concrete Work • Stone Walls • Block & Brick Repairs




• Commercial and Residential • Painting – Interior & Exterior 35 YRS of • Wallpaper Removal & Installation Experience • Texturing - All Types FREE • Interior Ceiling & Wall Repair ESTIMATES • Exterior Wood Rot Repair • Remodeling Available • INSURED •

Call Larry at 913-299-4081

INTERIOR/ EXTERIOR PAINTING Power Washing - Wall Paper Repair Trim & Decks

(Rheem 2.5 Ton A/C, 75,000 Furnace) 3 Ton A/C – Add $377 2.5 Ton A/C Only $2795

35 Years Exp. ~ Licensed & Insured



(816) 436-9988





Fully Insured/Licensed Master Arborists 14 Years in Business



• Trimming • Removal • • Storm Reconstruction •


William Bates - Owner/Senior Service Tech

Fax (816) 214-6886

Garbage disposals Faucets repaired & replaced Remodel plumbing services




816 320 2780 816-320-2780 cell 816-885-7757


Owners: Ronny & Lisa McKown Insured & with work comp

• Foundation Piering • Basement Waterproofing • Bowed Wall Repair Free Estimates Member BBB

Newcomer Plumbing No job too big or too small Sewers cleaned & repaired Water heaters installed

McKown Landscape Foundation Specialists

PO Box 197 Holt, MO 64048






Tree Trimming and Removal • Shrubbery Trimming & Removal • Gutters Cleared • Additional Services

Free Estimates and Senior Discounts Serving the Northland For 19 Years

Happier at Home Pet Sitting In Home Pet Care (Since 2007)

Your Pets are Safer & Happier at Home! Mary Hartman, Owner

816.454.8369 (CELL) 816.392.1882

Fully Insured • Reliable Responsible!


Serving the Northland Since 1972

FREE ESTIMATES • Brush • Chipping • Stump Grinding •Hauling

816-977-1820 816-518-7579 Lawson, MO

Kenny J Owner

Insured Financing Available


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Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Gladstone Dispatch A9

Panelists: County infrastructure well placed for growth By Dale Garrison Clay County residents saw both challenges and advantages in business infrastr uct ure during the fifth Clay County Strategic Initiative meeting, held Aug. 20 in Excelsior Springs. Public and private leaders presented the state of area transportation and communications to a crowd of more than 70 people. Strengths ranging from outstanding highway and telecommunication networks were tempered by challenges that include state and national funding. Clay County’s location is a significant strength, said Lee Ann Kel l, t ra nspor tat ion project manager for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Kansas City District. “We really do have a prime location,� she said, noting the region is within a day’s drive of nearly half of the nation’s population. Mike Chambers, AT&T’s regional director of external affairs for Northwest Missouri, said the area is also in good shape for communications infrast r uc t u re. A lt hough Google has grabbed headlines with its fiber rollout, AT&T and other providers are also expanding high-speed options dramatically. “We’ve seen a total

change of systems over the past few years,� Chambers said, citing what many are calling an IP (Internet protocol) economy. “The pace of change in this industry is almost overwhelming.� One challenge involves political gridlock, several noted. M issou r i Sen.Rya n Silvey said one example included a Senate-passed program to address state transportation needs that failed to pass the House, ending hopes for a solution this year. “It’s a serious problem,� he said. “We have to find ways to move forward.� Federal representatives agreed. Tom Salisbury from Sen. Roy Blunt’s office, Greg Razer representing Sen. Claire McCaskill and Shawna Searcy for Congressman Sam Graves noted disagreements at the national level may be more troubling. State Reps. T.J. Berry, Jon Carpenter and Noel Shull agreed. Shull said that meetings like the EDC Initiative series help. “I applaud the EDC and the move they have made with these meetings,� he said. “Presenting this kind of information is a good idea.� Other speakers included Amy Ludwig, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s administrator of aviation, and Mike Chell, business

Missouri State Sen. Ryan Silvey, holding microphone, was among the speakers at the Aug. 20 Clay County Strategic Initiative meeting. At the table with Silvey were , from left, state Reps. T.J. Berry, Jon Carpenter and Noel Shull. Initiative Co-Chair Jerry Nolte, standing, moderated the panel.

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development executive in Ameren Corp. Both said Missouri and Clay County have strong foundations for job-creating development. Initiative Co-Chair Greg Canuteson stressed that point, too. “If you don’t have water, sewer and electricity, you don’t have sites,� Canuteson said. “If we don’t have shovel-ready sites, we aren’t in the game.� The September meeting will focus on higher education. That date has not been announced.

Crime: Sheriff’s office to seek more funding in 2014 “There are 25 street gangs with 180 to 190 members. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but these are going to be your criminal element, things like homicides, burglaries and larcenies,� Hunter said. “We’re finding them in our schools, and they’re coming into our jails. I can’t think of a place in the county that we haven’t had documented gang activity.� Currently, Clay County has one detective solely dedicated to monitoring gang activity in the county.

To keep the presence of gangs from becoming a major problem, the sheriff’s department is increasing its own visibility in the county. “We’ve spent quite a bit of overtime to put a strong presence including car stops and motorcycle stops to let them know we’re here. We’re being proactive,� Vescovo said. “We’re also working with the intelligence troops of the Kansas City Police Department as well as Homeland Security.� Hunter said the department had been stretching

its resources in order to contain the gang activity and would be seeking funding for additional employees in the county’s 2014 budget. “The men and women of the sheriff’s department are making the difference,� Hunter said. “Clay County is growing. We’re a major metro area, and we’re seeing the crimes you see in big cities. We’re trying to catch up with the times and put more effort into investigation aspects of law enforcement to make things better for the citizens of Clay County.�


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While there aren’t any newly created sexual offense laws, state legislators did make changes to the current ones. The crime of “forcible rape” was renamed “rape in the first degree” and speci f i e s that a person c o m mits the crime if he or she has sexual intercourse with an individual who is incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacks the capacity to consent, or by the use of forcible compulsion. The crime of “forcible sodomy” was renamed “sodomy in the first degree” and specifies that a person commits the offense if he or she has deviate sexual intercourse with another person who is incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacks the capacity to consent, or by the use of forcible compulsion. Ot her cha nges include changing the charge of “sexual assault” to “rape in the second degree” and “deviate sexual assault” to “sodomy in the second degree.”

■■ Kearney: $1,080,447 — $1,870,005 ■■ Liberty: $3,991,899 — $6,909,005 ■■ North Kansas City: $4,509,575 — $7,805,033 ■■ Smithville: $789,978 — $1,382,847 impact was not possible. He added that the bill was necessary to counteract recent tax cuts made by Kansas to attract businesses to move to that state. “If we do nothing, we are going to lose money because there will be

businesses that move. We think by putting a plan like this in place, you’ll get more business in Kansas City and have more money to spend on education and vital services. It will help expand business and to attract more business to the

state,” McCarty said. White said the represented school districts did not disagree with the principle of the bill, but its application. He would like to see a bill that fosters job growth without being detrimental to taxing jurisdictions. “House Bill 253 just doesn’t do that,” he said. Bill sponsor Rep. T.J. Berry of Kearney was also in attendance to hear the panel discussions. “As the bill sponsor, I want something good for all of us,” he said. “Both the governor and several people promoting HB 253 are telling half-truths. That’s the frustrating part.” Berry specifically cited

the governor’s comments that the General Assembly could either support HB 253 or education, but not both. “I find that horribly offensive because I support my school district,” Berry said. Berry said he expects state Republicans to pursue the override next month and that conversations like the ones had at the panel were vital to solving disputes over the bill. “I find it encouraging we can have this discussion in a civil and professional manner,” he said. “It takes working with people one on one and build trust to get anything done.”

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Several new state laws went into effect Wednesday, Aug. 28, after Gov. Jay Nixon signed the legislation into law earlier this year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol offers a breakdown of some of the new laws: Abuse or neglect of a child is now a Class A felony if the child dies as a result of injuries sustained from chargeable conduct. The penalty has been increased for a moving violation or traffic offense occurring within an active emergency zone — an area visibly marked by emergency responders on or around a highway where an active e m e r gency or i nc ide nt removal is occ u r r i ng. Fines will be higher if a driver is ticketed inside this zone. It also is now a Class C misdemeanor to pass another vehicle in this zone. The law includes the creation of the new offense of endangerment of an emergency responder. Police officers now can accept either paper or electronic proof of insurance from drivers. Acceptable electronic forms include the display of electronic images on a cell phone or any other portable electronic device. No local ordinance can prohibit a driver from being in an intersection while the light is red if the driver entered the intersection during a yellow light. This provision supercedes any local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation enacted by a county, municipality or other

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released projected funding losses for all districts in the state if House Bill 253 and the Marketplace Fairness Act are passed.

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earlier this year. Proponents of overriding the veto — and bringing the tax cuts into effect — say the move will promote economic development in the state by reducing the maximum tax rate on personal income by 0.5 percent over a 10-year period, creating an individual income tax reduction for business income and reducing corporate income tax rates. Opponents of the bill say the cost of its implementation would outweigh the alleged benefits and reduce the state’s education funds. In his veto letter, Nixon called the bill “an ill-conceived, fiscally irresponsible experiment that would inject far-reaching uncertainty into our economy, undermine our state’s fiscal health and jeopardize basic funding for education and vital public services.” Since the governor’s action, supporters of the bill have been pushing for an override of the veto during the legislative veto session Sept. 11. To effectively override the veto, a two-thirds majority from state House of Representatives and Senate would be needed. The majority is expected to be met in the Senate,

but it is unclear if the 109 votes needed in the House are aligned. The uncertainty has led to heavy campaigning from supporters and opponents of the bill through the summer months. In his opening remarks, McCarty vocalized support for the override, saying the bill would benefit Missourians. “What we’re talking about is, should some of the growth of the state revenue be shared with taxpayers,” he said. “This is a momentous chance for use to change tax in Missouri. We think it’s too good of a chance to pass up.” Jungmann claimed that the loss in tax revenue would require the state to make budget cuts. Cuts, he said, that could reduce state allocations for education, which are already underfunded by more than $600 million. A r g u me nt s f rom both sides centered on the potential impact of the passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act. If passed into federal law, the act would trigger an additional one-half percent cut in the individual income tax rate if the HB 253 veto was overridden. Opponents of HB 253 say the act could increase the loss of state revenue to $1.2 billion. McCarty said the risk of that large of an


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