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November 14, 2013 Volume 4 • Issue 1 75 cents Send community news to gladstonenews@npgco.com

Cerner honored as leading example of economic goals

Supporters of the proposed Clay County constitution watch as results from the Nov. 5 election are updated on the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners’ website. The constitution proposal was defeated by a 62-to-37 split.

Clay County EDC honor awarded to corporation for first time By Dale Garrison

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County voters reject constitution proposal Third attempt at creating home-rule government in Clay County meets similar fate By Ryne Dittmer

Carol Suter said. “But we get the government we deserve in America.” Suter and the 14-member Clay County Constitution Commission had worked to draft the proposed constitution since January of this year. Elements of the proposal included non-partisan elections, the creation of a seven-member county council, capping the county’s maximum cumulative property tax for with 24,259 votes made on the con- all funds at 14 cents and making several county positions appointed stitution question. “It’s disappointing,” Constitution Commission Democratic Co-chair Constitution/Page A8

Clay County will not be adopting a new county constitution, as voters rejected a proposal to create a homerule government for the third time since 2002 on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The proposal was turned down by county residents with 62 percent voting “no.” The constitution needed a simple majority to pass. According to unofficial results provided by the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners, the county recorded a 15 percent voter turnout

Clay County. Of Cerner’s 9,000 Kansas City metroCerner Corp.’s three politan associates, about founders and more than half work in the Northland. “What keeps me up 14,000 employees were honored Nov. 6 for their at night is continuing impact locally and globally. to attract high-qualiThe Clay County ty people,” Wilson said. Economic Development “Maintaining that pipeline Council’s Look North of talent is the big chalLeadership Banquet award- lenge for the future.” She said the challenge ed its first corporate honor to the locally headquar- will increase because of tered health care informa- pressures such as worldtion technology company, wide competition and hailed as the fastest-grow- changing technology. “We’ll need a greater ing firm in Missouri. Julie Wilson, senior vice diversity of talent,” she president and chief people said. “Think about the pace officer for Cerner, accept- of change that we’re seeing ed the honor before more now. Some of the technolothan 230 people at Harrah’s gies we rely on didn’t even North Kansas City. She said exist two years ago. We’re Cerner’s success is built on working now to fill jobs a combination of factors that don’t exist today.” Such demands are that include entrepreneurial drive and a passion for among the reasons that Cerner conducts and parits dynamic industry. “We wake up every ticipates in education and morning at the intersection internship programs such of health care and tech- as Cerner Scholars and the nology,” she said, quoting Northland CAPS. Attracting quality workco-founder Neal Patterson. “It’s fun. It’s a little busy, force was also a key feature in presentation of the Clay but it’s fun.” Wilson noted that of County Strategic Planning Cerner’s $1.5 billion pay- Initiative. Co-Chair Greg roll, approximately $400 million finds its way to Award/Page A8

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Community Calendar Thursday, Nov. 14 SENIOR LUNCH: The Classic Crowd of Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th St., invites seniors 55 and older to a lunch program at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $2, and reservations are due Nov. 11 by calling 452-2829. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a variety of potluck dishes. The program will be Harmony Handful. EREADER: A program on downloading ebooks for the Kindle ereader will begin at 2 p.m. at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. This session is a demonstration only. Registration is required. ART: The Gladstone Arts Commission will present the work of John Ferry, painter of industrial city scenes, in the Gladstone Community Center Public Art Space as one of its featured artist exhibits through Nov. 18. STORYTIME: Preschool storytime will be at 10 a.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave. For more information, call 454-1306. TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 1072 meets weekly from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursdays at Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road. For more information, call 455-8517. 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.

Friday, Nov. 15 LUNCH BUNCH: Anyone

50 and older is invited to join Paige Robbins of the Gladstone Department of Parks and Recreation for lunch and camaraderie at 11:15 a.m. at Corner Café in Riverside. Please RSVP by calling 423-4086.

Saturday, Nov. 16 FUNDRAISER: St. Charles School Chili Competition and Family Bingo Night will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic School, 901 NE Shady Lane Drive in Oakview. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds will benefit the renovation project to add air conditioning, update electrical systems and make the school more energy efficient. The school is about halfway to its $915,000 goal. For tickets, contact the school office at 436-1009.

Sunday, Nov. 17 AAUW: AAUW Kansas City Northland will meet from 2:30 to 5 p.m at North Kansas City Public Library. Dolly Wittman will present “Caring Transitions.” is the program by Dolly Wittman. AAUW is open to men and women with college degrees interested in women’s issues. For more information, contact President Janet Wilson at 587-0583 or janetw@kc.rr. com.

Monday, Nov. 18 TEENS: Teen Creativity will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library. Registration is required. READING: Beginning Readers will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 DEMOCRATS: The Northland Democratic Club will meet at the North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell St. in North Kansas City. A meet-and-greet session will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7 and a program from Clay County Prosecutor Dan White at 7:30. For more information, call Don McCreary at 830-4099. GARDENERS: Northland Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. at Linden Baptist Church, 611 NE 69th St. in Gladstone. Steve Hess of From the Summer’s Garden will present “Garden Gifts for the Holidays.” For more information, visit www. northlandgardenclub.com. PILGRIM: “Priscilla Mullins: A Pilgrim,” a program for ages 8 and older, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Dressed in costume, Barbara Hughes, as Priscilla Mullins, will share her story of traveling on the Mayflower to Plymouth colony and celebrating Thanksgiving. Registration is required. WRITE-IN: A two-hour write-in for National Novel Writing Month will begin at 7 p.m. at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Registration is required for this program for adults. BOOK CLUB: A book group for adults will meet at 11 a.m. at the Antioch library. WALKERS: The Clay-Platte Trackers will meet at 7 p.m. at Gashland Presbyterian Church, 8029 N. Oak Trafficway. The group gathers for 5K and 10 K walks. For more information, contact phyllis8739@att.net or 468-6012, or visit www.clayplatetrackers.org.

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A group with the Gladstone Department of Parks and Recreation visits Liechtenstein in September. The trip included stops in Switzerland, Austria and Bavarian Germany. Travelers included Larry and Madge Newport, Mike and Pam Cain, Judy Cox, Shirley Perry, Susan Clower, Barbara Krueger, Shelly Doyle, Leta Pukay, Helena Edwards, Renie Rosverry, Wally and Brenda Glasco, Gene and June Gooding, Jim and Susan Hevalow, Bette Howell, Suzanne Lary, Don and Verda Hyland, Yvonne King, Kathe Lewis, Phillip and Esther Montalbano, Bill and Sandy Moran, Bob and Shirley Quakenbush, Beth Appleby, Ann Cammack, Joyce Watson, Sherry Sweat, Carol Kent, Doris Hickerson and Florence Cook. Tina Dawson was the tour escort. If you visit the Old World, take a picture with the Gladstone Dispatch and send it to gladstonenews@npgco.com or On Vacation, 104 N. Main St., Liberty, MO 64068. STORYTIME: Toddler storytime will be at 10 a.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 MENTAL HEALTH: The Northland family support group organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. at Tri-County Mental Health Services, 3100 NE 83rd St. in Kansas City. TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets 9 to 10 a.m.

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Thursday, Nov. 21 HISTORY: “The Withers Family,” presented by Chris Harris, will be the Third Thursday program at the Clay

County Museum, 14 N. Main St. in Liberty. The free session will begin at 7 p.m. MENTAL HEALTH: The Aging and Mental Health Coalition of Kansas City North will a presentation on psychiatric medications at 2:30 p.m. at Tri-County Mental Health Services, 3100 NE 83rd St. in Kansas City. COMPUTER SKILLS: A program on basic computer skills will begin at 2 p.m. Registration is required for this demonstration-only session for adults.

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Two months ago, Arvest Bank launched its annual 1 Million Meals initiative to help fight hunger in the 120 communities it serves. With the help of customers and communities, the bank has exceeded the campaign goal by raising more than 1.8 million meals in the fight against hunger. In the Kansas City metro area, Arvest partnered with Harvesters-The Community Food Network for the campaign. The organization, which serves 26 counties, received all local contributions, including $16,509 in monetary donations and 3,952 non-perishable food items, which equates to 92,425 meals. Arvest Bank associates also donated almost 300 hours to Harvesters by working a variety of volunteer shifts during the two month initiative.

The state minimum wage will be $7.50 starting Jan. 1, 2014, in accordance with state law. All businesses are required to pay the minimum hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000 according to a press release from the Missouri Department of Labor. Per state law, the minimum wage rate is calculated once a year and may increase or decrease based on the cost of living as measured by the previous year’s Consumer Price Index. Missouri law does not allow the state’s minimum wage rate to be lower than the federal minimum wage rate, which has been $7.25 since July 2009. Missouri’s 2013 minimum wage is $7.35. It had been $7.25 from July 2009 through the end of 2012. Compensation for tipped employees in Missouri must also total at least $7.50 per hour starting in 2014. Employers are required to pay tipped employees at least 50 percent of the

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The 27th season of Gladstone Theatre in the Park will bring “Hairspray” and “Oliver” to Oak Grove Park next summer. The Gladstone Parks & Recreation Department, Ibsen Dance Theatre and North Star Community Band on recently announced the 2014 schedule for the free productions at the open-air venue. “Hairspray” will be presented Thursday, July 3; Saturday, July 5; and Sunday, July 6. Friday, July 4, will be reserved for the city’ Independence Day fireworks display. “Oliver” will be presented Friday to Sunday, August 1 to 3. Directors are being sought for both shows. Interested candidates should contact 423-4090 or gladstonetip@ sbcglobal.net. Auditions for both presentations will be held Sunday, March 23, and Saturday, March 29, at Antioch Middle School, 2100 N. 65th St. Times will vary depending on age: • 1 p.m., ages 10 to 12; • 2 p.m., ages 13 to 15; • 3 p.m., ages 16 to 19; • 4 p.m., ages 20 and older. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to their audition time. Callbacks will be Sunday, March 30, at Ibsen Dance. For more information, contact 423-4091 or visit www.gladstonetip.com.

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‘Oz’ comes to St. Pius stage Next year, the Wicked Witch will be 75 years old, and she is as awful as ever. And Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 21 to 24, the green-skinned baddie, pigtailed Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man will be on stage at St. Pius X High School, 1500 NE 42nd Terrace in Kansas City. High school thespians, plus several dozen grade-school munchkins, will perform “The Wizard of Oz” musical under the direction of Sandy Prothman, choral and theater director at St. Pius. Shows will be at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and a matinee that features the understudies will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. Stars in this fall’s production include Shelby Hennen, a senior from Kansas City North, as Dorothy; Ben Prothman, a junior from Parkville, as the Cowardly Lion; Joey DeFabio, a sophomore from Gladstone, as the Scarecrow; and Ben Schmidt, a sophomore from Parkville, as the Tin Man. Other leads are Rachel Thomas, a senior from Gladstone, as the Wicked Witch; and Zach Faust, a junior from Gladstone, as the Wizard. Katie Ross, a senior from Liberty, portrays Glinda the Good Witch. Ticket prices are $10 for special reserve seating, $8 for reserved seating, and $5 for general admission. To reserve tickets, call 453-3450, ext. 109, or email sprothman@stpiusxhs-kc.com. Tickets are also available the nights of the show. The ticket office will open one hour before the performances begin.

Frances Foerschler honored as 50-year AAUW member

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Dixie Youngers, from left, Frances Floerschler and Sandra Reeves are all AAUW members who also are former members of the North Kansas City Schools Board of Education.

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The last day for high school seniors to submit their Elk’s National Most Valuable Student Scholarship packet is Friday, Dec. 6. To assist interested students, counselors at the Northland high schools have received information related to this scholarship. Students may access the scholarship application online at www. elks.org/scholars/mvs.cfm. Northland Elks Lodge No. 2376 will donate $8,000 in scholarship assistance.

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Frances Foerschler was recognized for her 50 years as a member of AAUW at the Oct. 20 branch meeting. Her daughter and granddaughter attended the surprise presentation. Foerschler was the first woman on the North Kansas City Schools Board of Education, serving from 1972 to 1984. She was president for one year and vice president for four years. She also held various positions in the Missouri School Boards Association and Cooperating School Districts of Suburban Kansas City Area. She has served the community Contributed photo through the years in appointments Virjean Burton is also to Clay County court study groups a 50-year member of on Clay County Home for the Aged, AAUW Kansas City juvenile facilities, capital improve- Northland. ment and special tax equalization; as well as her leadership and membership on the boards of United Community Services, Truman Medical Center, North Kansas City Hospital and Northland Health Care Access. She remains active in the Kansas City, MO League of Women Voters.

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Per Missouri Self Storage Facilities ACT VAMS 415.415. Notice is hereby given that all delinquent goods stored at Stor Safe Self Storage, 1610 NW Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64118 and 1501 Burlington, North Kansas City, MO 64116 will be auction to the highest bidder on Saturday November 16th, 2013 at 10:00 AM at 1610 NW Vivion Road and 12:00 pm at 1501 Burlington, North Kansas City, MO 64116. 1610 NW Vivion Road Units 57 Katherine Powers 107 Jonathan Pettijohn 126 Kincaid Const. 128 Kincaid Const. 150 Kincaid Const. 165 Wenona Lightner 204 Lori Rausch 263 Angela Harris 266 Jeff Smith 283 Nicole Kalb 309 Matthew Skinner 1501 Burlington Units D-24 Fiesta Guadalajara D-78 Joe Herdler D-90 Tanya Robinson D-99 Maud E. Lane G-2 Luciana Wright K-1 Betty Levine Published in the Liberty Tribune: November 7, 14, 2013

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Legal Notices

According to the lease by and between #186-Cheryl Peterson, #325Scott Reynolds, #C016-Shawn Bassett, #I054-Edward Rogers, #J033-Shawn Bassett, #M171- Walter Hopkins. and TKG-StorageMart and its related parties, assigns and affiliates in order to perfect the Lien on the goods contained in the storage units, the Manager has cut the lock on their Unit(‘s) and upon cursory inspections the unit(s) were found to contain: File cabinet, fan, dressers, shelving, tool bins, lawnmower, tool box, tubs, TV, luggage, 2-wheeler, books, mirror, big TV, vacuum, boxes, misc., items will be sold or otherwise disposed of on November 26, 2013 after 9:30 am at the location listed below to satisfy owner’s lien in accordance with state statutes. StorageMart #0127/0128 8900 NW Prairie View Rd. Kansas City, Mo. 64153 Published in the Liberty Tribune: November 14, 2013

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Bid Notices

Notice to Bidders The City of Gladstone is accepting bids for the operation of the food and beverage concession at the Gladstone Amphitheatre from 501 © 3 organizations. Specifications are available in the office of the Director of Parks and Recreation, 7010 N. Holmes, Gladstone, MO 64118 until 10:00 AM on Friday, November 22, 2013 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bids received after this time will be returned unopened. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of thirty (30) days after the date of the bid opening. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive technicalities, therein, and to determine which is the lowest and best bid. For inquires, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 816-436-2200. Published in the Liberty Tribune and the Gladstone Dispatch: November 14, 2013

Hearings/ Meetings

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Notice is hereby given that the Liberty Planning & Development Department will hold a public hearing on December 5th, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 101 E. Kansas St., Liberty, MO to consider the property, LIBERTY

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Bid Notices

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Clay County Board of Election Commissioners is requesting proposals for a printing and mailing solution for the 2014 NVRA Canvass. Proposals must include the following: 1. Address Management Services (NCOA) 2. Address Confirmation Notices (printed and mailed) 3. Voter ID cards (printed and mailed) 4. Final Confirmation Notices (printed and mailed)

For a detailed RFP please contact Dave Reinhart at (816)415-1718 Proposals must be sealed and presented no later than December 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Rentals

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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, financial status or national origin, or intention to make any preference, limitation or discrimination.: This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Hearings/ Meetings

MANOR LT 342 SECOND PLAT, ADDRESSED 305 LEE DRIVE, LIBERTY, MISSOURI, 64068 to be a Dangerous Building. A condition located on the described property is in violation of the Dangerous Building Code and all interested parties are hereby notified that abatement is sought by the city. The building or structure is in such a condition as to make it immediately dangerous to the life, limb, property, health, safety and general welfare of the public or adjacent property and constitute a nuisance under the standards set forth in the Code Of Ordinances of the City Of Liberty. The City has issued an order for abatement of the dangerous building over thirty (30) days prior to the date of this notice. If the abatement results in cost for the City, the cost will be assessed against the owner or property by a special tax bill which shall be a lien upon the property. The notice, hearing and appeal procedure that applies can be found at Article VII., Sec. 6-26. through Sec. 6-37 of the Dangerous Building Code. Jeremy Adams, Chief Building Official Published in the Liberty Tribune: November 7, 14, 2013

“Senior Living at its Best”

NOW LEASING Rent a 1 Bedroom • starting as low as $691 • Lease now and get 1 month free* The Gardens at Northgate Village

(816)471-4222 www.gardensatnorthgate.com *certain restrictions apply

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H O L I D AY GIFTS SALE

NOVEMBER SPECIAL!

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Homes For Sale

GREAT LOCATION

Duplexes

302 West Street- Parkville, 1BR, 1BA, LR, stove, fridge, AC, stor., $475/m, $450/sd. 1 yr. lease. 913766-6501/816-674-8122. 3 BR, 1.5 BA Duplex in Liberty, all appliances included except fridge, 1 car garage. W/D hookups.

Call June 816-436-0101

Houses For Rent

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3 BR, 1BR, C/A, $700/mo + dep; kitch. appl., shed, 2 car driveway, 3214 NE 56th St. 816-721-4887. Country home, earth contact, 4 BR, 2 BA, lg. double att. gar, Central air & heat, wood stove access, attic fan, lg. yard, easy on utilities. Avail Nov. 15. $1100 mo. + $1100 dep. wac. Call Bill 816-377-4043. Liberty- Canterbury, 3BR, 2BA, Avail. 12/1/13. $1025/mo + dep, New Furn/AC, 816-518-6060.

Mobile Home Sites

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

See office for details.

Cherokee Village Apts. Liberty, MO (816) 781-6537

FOR RENT 2 & 3 BR, Deposit $20 (any size) $80 off first 6 mths of yr lease, pet friendly, heat, water, & trash paid. Expires 12/6/13

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

Help Wanted

EXPERIENCED CLASS A CDL DRIVER- Experience required with OS/OW permitted loads, with a minimum of 2 years experience loading and unloading heavy equipment on a low-boy trailer. Travel throughout the Midwest. Call 660-656-9506. HELP WANTED Full-time & part-time front desk / housekeeping person needed. Apply in person at

Comfort Inn 400 S. Platte Clay Way Kearney 816-628-2288 New home construction final cleaning, part-time, 20-30 hrs. per week, must have reliable transportation. Call after 3pm 816-809-0730. Earn up to $1,275. Study Avail. for Adults age 18-45. If you are a non-smoker, taking no medications, avail. for overnight stays, you may qualify. Interested? Study 4985. Quintiles: 913-894-5533. Tax preparer Part-time, seasonal, Jan-April 15. Candidate will be an experienced tax preparer and have experience with QuickBooks. Would consider student currently taking the tax course with accounting experience. Flexible hours. Send resume to: Tax Resume, PO Box 713, Smithville, MO 64089. Want to get your real estate license? Classes start Dec 9 in Gladstone. Free catalog. 455-2087. www.realestateprepschool.com

Trucking/ Drivers

533

Drivers: CDL-B: Great Pay. Hometime! No-Forced Dispatch! New Singles from St. Joseph to surrounding states. TruckMovers.com 1-888-567-4861

Educational

600 Music Instruction

606

Financial

400 Insurance/ Loans

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Shop 7 top insurers with one call. Respected independent agency can give you rate/coverage comparison. Save TIME and money. www.piakc.com. 816-479-0595, 5 Victory Lane, Ste. 102 in Liberty.

Two Openings All Ages Welcome Call Nan @ 816-842-0359

Garage Sales

650

Employment

500

Excelsior Village 816-630-3713

OAK TREE APTS

515

816-452-0866

$99 Deposit No Application Fee • Studios • 1 Bedroom • 2 Bedrooms Quite cul-de-sac

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Estate Sales

North KCMO-

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Help Wanted

(2004 Swift Ave, NKC)

Studios with Kitchen

1620 Ashton Cir., Liberty.

5 BR, 3.5 BA, 3500 sq.ft., Granite counter tops, finished walkout basement w/rec-room, new HVAC & roof, large cul-desac lot, across from community center. $250K

Handmade and Vinyl Dolls, Miniatures, Home Decor, Handmade Linens, Floral Art, Original Watercolors and Artist Prints, Designer Children’s Clothing NB-8yrs, and lots of Handmade Products.

A MUST SEE! For showing or info call (816)509-0170

4600 NE 105th St. KCMO 64156

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Email: holidaygiftsale@diahman.com

Apartments Unfurnished

4-Plex Gladstone 2br, appl, c/a, w/d hk-ups, clean credit req. Owner. $505. 816-587-5544

Real Estate

BASEBALL TRYOUTS

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Kearney - Attractive 3 BR, 1 & 3/4 BA, appliances, large corner lot, bsmt. & gar., no pets. $800 mo + dep. 816-781-0566 or 392-4636.

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

Professionally Managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Company

Clay County Election Board 100 W. Mississippi Liberty, MO 64068

Special Events

The BRB LumberKings Organization are holding tryouts for our 11U AAA, 12 AAA/Major and 15U Elite teams this upcoming Saturday in Liberty, MO. The LumberKings are coached by Brett Reid who played 8 years of pro baseball, 4 of them with the Washington Nationals. If you’re interested in trying out please contact Brett at 816-678-7836 or nats_brett@yahoo.com for additional information.

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(816) 452-0099 Single Adults Only

Professionally managed by Charles F. Curry Real Estate Co.

Bring your used wheelchairs (electric and manual), scooters, walkers, canes, crutches, bath chairs, hospital beds, patient lifts, positioning equipment, and other reusable medical items to donate! Receipt of donation will be provided. Coalition for Independence (CFI) is a local 501(c)3 non-profit community organization created by and for persons with disabilities. Services provided at CFI, including the Recycled DME Program, help individuals to achieve maximum responsible independence in their lives.

For more information, please contact

Matthew Rumsey at 913-206-0478

2-5 evenings/wk

● PT, 4-hour shift ● No weekends

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

Classifieds

(816) 472-8181 K.K. Custom

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Apartments Unfurnished

Apartments Unfurnished

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

6845 NW Park Plaza Dr. (I-29/72nd) Nov. 14-17, Thurs.-Sat, 9a-3p, Sun. 9a-noon. Full house! Vintage bedroom, TWA, fridge, washer, dryer, holiday/Xmas, jewelry, glass/china, furniture, collectibles, women L-XL clothing, much kitchen/household/gift ideas NIB! SummitEstateSales.com

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Merchandise

700

Call (816) 452-0866

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Homes For Sale

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Garage Sales

Gladstone- Craft Sale, Nov. 16 at 5700 N. Main. 10am-4pm (across from Creekwood Commons).

Close to Historic Liberty Square

DONATION DRIVE! Pleasant Valley Early Childhood Center 6800 Sobbie, Rd. Pleasant Valley, MO 64068

Individuals, Partners, Retirees

SELL it in the

Recycled Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

11 AM to 3 PM • Thursday, Nov. 21

All Northland Area

JANITORIAL OFFICE CLEANING

751

Good Things To Eat

760

Household Goods

Homes For Sale

Small Town Living In the middle of Liberty, is Glenaire City of its own there sits a newer subdivision named Oakcrest. Glenaire is a township with town council and mayor. This subdivision is in the Liberty School District. This subdivision is developed by Dean Ledford Homes LLC a long time builder in the Northland. You can pick custom built cabinets, tile and hardwood floors, pantry in the kitchen. Master suites and a finished basement, decks and many features that will make this a home to grow in.

Oakcrest will be open Saturday and Sunday from 2-4

New in plastic queen pillow top mattress set, $199. Delivery available. 816-419-8478.

Reece and Nichols Liberty, Royce Ann Kennedy and Billie Ferrell are the listing agents. We have product ready for you to pick your own colors, cabinet design. We have ranch and split plans designed to suit first time buyers or someone looking to downsize. Just off of Liberty drive corner of Johnson Drive and Lake Avenue. There are a limited amount of lots so come by and visit us to see if you can find a lot and home plan.

Sell it in the Classifieds! Call 816.389.6618


Business & Services

A6 G l a d s t o n e D i s p a t c h 515

Help Wanted

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Help Wanted

Liberty downtown law firm seeking front desk receptionist/general office assistant to answer phones, greet clients, file, typing and other clerical tasks. Qualifications: Word and Excel a requirement, ability to maintain confidentiality, good organizational skills and professional appearance and demeanor. Fax resume and salary requirements to (816)781-6551.

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Jewelry

••••••••••••••••••••••••• If you are looking for that special piece of jewelry or looking to get top dollar for your jewelry American Pawn & Gallery is the place to come! 816-468-9600. •••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Miscellaneous

Guns For Sale All types, great prices. Call for details! 816-468-9600

Musical Instruments

772

Musical Instruments

772

Musical Instruments Below Wholesale! Guitars, drums, horns, keyboards & amps. All on sale! 816-468-9600.

Business & Services

PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

The Village of Claycomo is seeking an experienced and innovative law enforcement leader looking for new challenges. The Public Safety Director will plan and direct both police and fire departments that carry the duty of the protection of life and property through enforcing laws, detecting and preventing crimes/accidents/fires/hazardous materials, and planning/directing emergency response activities. Ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited four year university/college with a major in law enforcement, criminal justice, or public administration, or seven years of progressive responsibility in law enforcement management; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable. Competitive salary and benefit package is included. Resumes and transcripts should be submitted no later than November 30, 2013 to robertniffen@claycomopd.org or (816) 453-1852 (fax) or 115 E Hwy 69 Claycomo, MO 64119-3112

816.781.4941

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HelpClick Wanted

For information call

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Help Wanted

www.libertytribune.com Help Wanted

515

Classifieds

Tools/ Machinery

790

Business &Immediate Services Openings

Radial Arm Saw, Power Planer, & Compound Mitre Saw - $100 ea. Sear’s Router - $25. 816-305-7429

11200 N. Congress Ave., Kansas City, MO 64153

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www.libertytribune.com

816.781.4941 Lead Designer

AmerisourceBergen has immediate job openings in its Kansas City distribution center.

The Miami County newspapers team is looking for a Full Time1st Shift – Day (Monday-Friday), Hours: Start time 6:00 a.m. lead designer to design newspaper pages and special Duties include Receiving, Stocking, and General Warehouse Duties sections for multiple non-daily print publications. Responsibilities will include designing compelling Full Time2nd Shift – Night (Sunday-Thursday), Hours: Start time 6:00 p.m. pages for print products under deadline, overseeing a Duties include Order Selection, Case Picking, Shipping and General Warehouse production department featuring two other designers and taking a lead role in future projects involving the website Why Work at AmerisourceBergen: Fortune 50 company * Leader in and special sections. pharmaceutical distribution * Committed to improving patients’ lives * Climate We prefer at least one year of experience. Applicants Controlled Distribution Center also must be proficient in using Adobe InDesign, Photowww.libertytribune.com shop and Illustrator, as well as Microsoft Office. Excellent What We Offer: Competitive Pay * Medical and Dental Benefits * 20 Days Paid written and verbal communication skills are a plus, and Vacation for Full Time * 401(k) * Tuition Reimbursement * Incentive Pay Potential * all applicants must be able to sit and use a computer for * Career Advancement * Great Culture and Work Environment extended periods of time. We Are Looking for Applicants Who Are: Motivated * Hard-working * Able to work The Miami County Republic, Osawatomie Graphic in a fast-paced environment * Dependable * Can perform manual tasks on a regular and Louisburg Herald are NPG newspapers. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and an basis (lifting 50 lbs, walking, bending, grasping, reaching) * Motorized forklift opportunity to grow and develop your career in an enviexperience a plus ronment that values employee ideas and diversity. We APPLY NOW! are an equal opportunity employer. www.amerisourcebergen.com Click on the Career section and search for jobs in Kansas City Send cover letter and resume to Candidates who receive a job offer must pass a pre-employment reference check, Brian McCauley, publisher including drug screen and criminal background check. Miami County Newspapers 121 S. Pearl St., Paola KS 66071 Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Business & Services 816.781.4941

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New & Used Yamaha & Pearl River pianos plus several other brands. Nice selection of Yamaha digital pianos,

Wood

For Sale, hard wood, oak & mixed hardwood. $100 a 1/2 cord. 816734-9662 or 816-304-6198.

Transportation

1300 1340

Autos

1998 Ford F-150 Ext. Cab 4x4, Only $4995.00. (816) 415-8401. 2004 Chevy Malibu MAXX LT only $5995.00 (816) 415-8401. 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT. Only $6995.00 (816) 415-8401.

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COIN AUCTION

Auctions 816.781.4941

Saturday, November 16 • 11 AM Earnest Shepherd Youth Center 610 E Shepherd Rd., Liberty, Mo

Nice Gold Coins; Early Slabbed High Grade Commemorative Halves & Gold; High Grade Type Coins; Many Key Dates; CC GSA Morgans; Key Date Morgans; CCs; High Grade Morgans; PF 70 Silver Eagles; Books of Coins; Bulk Silver Bags; Over 400 Lots! Huge Coin Auction! See Website for photos! S T EV E R IT T ER AU CT I ON Ex. S p g s ., M O . (81 6 )6 3 0 - 125 2 S te v e & S te v e n R i tt e r www .r i tt er a u cti on .co m

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www.libertytribune.com AUCTION Large Consignment

Household - Antiques & Collectibles - Many other Items of Value

Saturday, November 16 • 4 PM North Country Community Center Lawson, MO

4 1/2 miles north of Excelsior Springs, MO on 69 Highway

We are selling consignments from several estates which consist of the following: www.libertytribune.com

HOUSEHOLD

Full size 4 poster bed; Twin bed; Small pantry cabinet; Cherry coffee table; Large mirror; Butcher block table; Wood plant stand; Maple desk; 42 inch single pedestal round oak table; Large painted blanket chest; Chest of drawer w/matching dresser; Maple 5 drawer chest; metal cabinet with doors.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

Very nice Duncan Phyfe dining room table with matching chairs, several leaves; leaded glass front doors: Oak Commode; Oak drop front bookcase secretary; Oak Spooned carved 3 drawer chest with mirror and towel bar; Large oak wardrobe with mirrored door and bottom drawer; some carving; Oak lamp table with bottom shelf; Oak library table; 2 oak lamp tables; Oak mirror; Oak slat back dining room chair; Cherry dining room set with hutch; Courting couch; Sewing rocker; Parlor chair; Oak square table with 6 chairs; Stacking bookcase;Small bell collection; Small stoneware jug collection; large lot of glassware and china; Oak kitchen clock in pieces (dropped); Pierced tin pie/jelly primitive cabinet; Kraut cutter. Several neon beer signs; scale; early doll house; Nascar Dale Earnhardt Sr & Jr items; Goetz wood bottle crate; 3 floor grates; Lots of other items too numerous to mention.

LAWN & GARDEN - TOOLS - MISC.

Craftsman 6.5 hp walk behind mower; Poulan chain saw Remington Electric chain saw; Homelite gas leaf blower; Coleman 5000 watt generator; Bench grinder; Craftsman router; Metal cabinet with drawers; HP Office Jet J6480 All in One fax & print machine; fishing items; 1 lot of bungee straps; Lawn chairs; Patio Blinds an much more.

Published the second week of every month.

Terms & Conditions: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover. Everything will be sold as is. A 10% Buyer’s Premium will apply. No Sales Tax. Auctioneer’s Note: Please plan to attend this very nice auction event in our climate controlled, smoke free, auction gallery with plenty of seating and good food. Most everything is in good to excellent condition. Photos will be on our website.

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NEED AN AUTO? Check out our auto section for the best buys.


T H U R S D A Y, N O V E M B E R 1 4 , 2 0 1 3 Wanted Automotive

1390

1527

Call An Expert

CASH !!!!

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

Handyman Services

Kitchen and Bathrooms- Ceramic tile & onyx, plumbing & light electric, door & window replacement or repair. We do all residential remodeling. NO JOB TOO SMALL- Just Call Vince 816-868-1690. 25 years exp., EXCELLENT REFERENCES.

1400 Handyman Services

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Handyman services- fix or repair most anything inside & out also windows, doors, siding, guttering, build decks. Insured. Call 816-5897057, or 816-630-8582.

Classifieds

NEED AN AUTO? Check out our auto section for the best buys.

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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

1575

Masonry

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

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1580

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Misc. Services

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

Deer Processing. John’s Country Meat Market, Cameron MO. 816632-7666. 42 yrs processing experience. Try our Summer Sausage! Located south of Sutherland’s.

1600

S & F PAINTING

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

Painting

816-734-5580

Bailey Painting LLC Interior/Exterior Painting Firefighter Owned & Operated Call Ben for free est. 816-217-3360

Sell it in the Classifieds! Call 816.389.6618

Interior Painting, wallpaper hanging & removal, 15+ yrs. exp. Free estimates. Gail Hunter 816-456-4072.

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Painting

DEADLINE FRIDAY AT 4:00 P.M.

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

APPLIANCE REPAIR

HOME IMPROVEMENT

LAWN AND LANDSCAPE

WASHER & DRYER REPAIR

GUARANTEED GUTTERING

COMPLETE LAWN CLEAN UPS

BILL’S

Bill Vassar 816-532-WASH (9274) 816-405-7949 ITLLWASH.COM Servicing Most Brands Insured 20 Years Experience

“WE DO EVERY HOME LIKE OUR OWN”

✰ Seamless Aluminum 5” ✰ Various Colors ✰ 30 Years of Experience ✰ Leafproof DAYS & EVENINGS ✰ JOHN TUBBS

(816) 678-4962

BLACK DIRT / BOBCAT

Black Dirt Bobcat

Tile/Granite/Marble Installation and design. Counter-tops, backsplashes, floors, walls, showers. Since 1986.

(Off-Duty Firefighter)

816-436-2191

Secondhand Cowgirl Saddles & Tack

STITES REMODELING

Buy Sell and Trade New & Used Western Saddles and Tack

Basements • Decks Sunrooms • Kitchens Bathrooms • Tile Painting (interior/exterior) Siding • Windows • Doors and More

Over 100 Saddles in Stock!

Patty Crawford Kearney, MO 816-914-1331

Call Doug Stites for FREE Estimates Family owned - over 40 years experience

NHC, LLC Residential Cleaning Licensed & Insured Weekly • Bi-Weekly Monthly • One Time Cleaning Clay and Platte Counties Only

816-718-0561

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FALL CLEAN UP

816-729-3426

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

HOTELS & MOTELS

GRAND RE-OPENING NEWLYLED E REMODMS ROO

COLORMARC QUALITY PAINTING & HOME IMPROVEMENT • 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

HORSE TACK

BUILDING/REMODELING

CLEANING

NOLL’S LAWN CARE

PLUMBING

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A8 Gladstone Dispatch

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Constitution: County Commission ready to refocus Continued from Page A1 instead of elected. Opponents of the constitution were quick to target the tax rate, appointment of positions and the planned transition period as flaws of the proposal. Claims included that the 14-cent cap would drastically cut funding for county’s mental health, developmental disabilities and senior citizens levies. Constitution drafters repeatedly said the cap would have no effect on those groups, as they were separate political subdivisions. “There’s got to be a real solid basis to make big, big changes, and we had groups from such varied backgrounds that just said there are problems with this proposal,� Eastern County Commissioner Luann Ridgeway said, noting concerns raised by local mental health and developmental disability organizations. Earlier this fall, Ridgeway, along with fellow commissioners Pam Mason and Gene Owen, attempted to remove the constitution proposal from the ballot with a lawsuit filed in September. The county commissioners would eventually take their challenge to the Missouri State Supreme Court, although the court chose not to take up their petition. The non-action

allowed the vote to take place as scheduled, which Ridgeway said allowed voters to make their judgment on the issue. “I truly believe the voters dug in and did their homework on the issue. People in Clay County have a lot of common sense,� Ridgeway said. In the final weeks before the election, both sides of the issue attempted to make their cases to the public through mailed fliers. A flyer from anti-constitution group The Voters Have Spoken drew sharp criticism the weekend before the election for claiming the county’s school districts would be closed beginning Nov. 6 if the constitution were to pass. School districts quickly discredited the claim. “I think the saddest part is sending out a mailer that said schools would close without talking to the schools,� constitution commissioner Kim Murphy said. “The schools all quickly said, ‘No way this will happen.’� Ridgeway stated she did not know who created and distributed the flyer. Other fliers from the group claimed elements of the county government would be forced to shut down until the new county council took office next May. “We knew that it would be this way, but (the opposition) really did exceed

what anyone thought they would do. The saddest part is they preyed on the most vulnerable citizens with the mental health and developmental disabilities boards and then tried to scare people about schools,� Suter said. “It worked, but it’s a terrible thing to do to your

community.� Members of the Clay County Constitution Commission have stood by their document, stating the claims against it were invalid. “We could have clarified the tax issue a bit, but I don’t think that it should have been an issue. With

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and the county commissioners were ready to refocus on other county matters. “I tend to be one of those people that say once the election’s over, ‘I’m pleased with result, and now it’s time to move forward,’� Ridgeway said. “I have already started to do that.�

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