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Voters approve school bond, levy Familiar names among school board, council winners
By Amy Neal
previously served two oneyear terms on the board, from April 2011 to April Voters approved school 2013. Both were elected bond and levy issues, and to three-year terms. They selected school board and Gladstone City Council in defining the future were scheduled to take of NKC Schools. Indeed, the oath of office at the members April 8. this was a success for our Tuesday, April 15, board School bond and levy entire community. We meeting. Three candidates sought North Kansas City now are looking forward School patrons approved to the culmination of the two open seats on the both a $20 million bond the school year when we board. The top two votand a 26-cent operating can celebrate each indi- er-getters were elected. Jacobs earned 4,597 vidual student’s achievelevy. The bond, which ments. Tonight is a great votes, Youngers earned received 61 percent start to a strong finish for 4,440 and newcomer Brian approval, will allow for the school year. Thanks, Mercer earned 3,181. the creation of more class- again.” Glad stone Cit y It was the first time in room space, implementation of security upgrades seven years the Board of Council Carol Suter and J. Brian across the district, and Education had asked for completion of overdue a tax increase. The bond Hill were re-elected, and maintenance and repair and the levy combined newcomer R.D. Mallams elected to the work at schools and other equal $17.01 a month in was new taxes for the owner Gladstone City Council in district facilities. The levy, which received of a $150,000 home with the municipal election. Suter and Hill will serve in personal 66 percent approval, will $20,000 three-year terms, and allow the district to con- property. Mallams will serve a onetinue current educational year term. School board programing and address The three were schedVoters picked two familfuture student growth. In an election night iar faces for the North uled to take the oath of statement on the district’s Kansas City Schools Board office at the Monday, website, Superintendent of Education: incum- April 14, council meeting. Mallams won over Shari Todd White said, “North bent Joe Jacobs and forKansas City Schools heard mer board member Dixie Poindexter, 1,158 votes to 654 votes. from its voters tonight, Youngers. Jacobs has been on the and it was a strong affirmation that they support board for the past 26 and Managing Editor Amy Neal can their kids and our schools. served as its most recent be reached at 389-6629 or amy. You ngers Thank you for your role president. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Community Calendar THURSDAY, APRIL 17 HISTORY: The Clay County Museum & Historical Society will host a trivia night and silent auction from 6:30 to 8:30â€Żp.m. at the Shoal Creek Golf Club clubhouse, 8905 Shoal Creek Parkway in Kansas City. The cost per person is $10 payable at the door. Teams are limited to tables of eight. To register, contact email@example.com, stop by the museum at 14 N. Main in Liberty or call 792-2854.Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged by April 14. The event will include refreshments, door prizes and cash bar. Trivia questions will consist of eight categories including history, music and Clay County.
WORSHIP: Grace Baptist Church, 3101 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City, will have a Maundy Thursday supper at 5:30â€Żp.m., followed by a communion service at 6:15.
witnesses at the cross with Mary, the mother of Jesus, as the subject for the Good Friday service at 7â€Żp.m. The Rev. Robin Sandbothe will preach.
NORTHAVEN 2: Northaven 2 will have a neighborhood meeting at 7â€Żp.m. at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65th St. The guest speaker will be a master gardener. A raffle will be held with proceeds benefiting the neighborhoodâ€™s charitable services. Refreshments will be provided.
LIBRARY: A program for adults called â€œFinding Books/ Movies/Music You Wantâ€? will begin at 2â€Żp.m. at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library; registration required. â€œInternet 101â€? for adults will begin at 10â€Ża.m.; registration required.
PERFORMANCE: â€œIn the Shadow of the Crossâ€? will be presented at 7â€Żp.m. on Maundy Thursday. Child care will be available. For more information, visit www. fbcnkc.org.
LIBRARY: Preschool storytime is at 10â€Ża.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library.
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 787 meets from 6 to 7:30â€Żp.m. Thursdays at North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion in the Frontier Room. For information, call Linda at 591-9772.
GOOD FRIDAY: Grace Baptist Church, 3101 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City, will host a joint service with St. Lukeâ€™s Presbyterian Church at 7â€Żp.m. GOOD FRIDAY: Englewood Baptist Church, 1900 NE Englewood Road in Kansas City, will continue its Lenten series on eye
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EGG HUNT: Grace Baptist Church, 3101 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City, will have an Easter egg hunt for children 2 years old through fifth grade at 10â€Ża.m. Children should bring their own baskets. For more information, call 452-0212. EGG HUNT: Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 68th St., will have its annual Easter egg hunt starting at 10â€Ża.m. Participating children should bring a basket.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20 SUNRISE SERVICE: An Easter sunrise service will begin at 6:30â€Ża.m. at Corlin Outdoor Worship Area at Grace Baptist Church, 3101 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City. Breakfast will follow at 7:15. It is open to anyone who wants to worship. Church School will convene at 9â€Ża.m., followed by a 10:15 worship service. For more information, call 452-0212.
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LIBRARY: Beginning Readers will meet at 6:30â€Żp.m. at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library.
WORSHIP: Antioch Bible Baptist Church, 800 NE 72nd St. in Gladstone, will have Easter worship at 6â€Żp.m.
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GOOD FRIDAY: An outdoor community Good Friday service will begin at 7â€Żp.m. at Linden Square, just west of Gladstone City Hall. Tony Ceballos, author and Gladstone resident, will be the keynote speaker. The event is sponsored by Young Adult Ministries of Northland Abundant Life Worship Center.
EASTER: Antioch Community Church, 4805 NE Antioch Road in Kansas City, will have Easter worship at 8 and 10:30â€Ża.m.
Baptist Church, 800 NE 72nd St. in Gladstone, will have Easter services at 8, 9:30 and 11â€Ża.m.
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 1072 meets weekly from 9:30 to 10:30â€Ża.m., Thursdays at Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road. For more information, call 455-8517.
NO SCHOOL: North Kansas City Schools students will not have class.
Baptist Church, 1900 NE Englewood Road in Kansas City, will have a biscuit-and-gravy breakfast at 8:30â€Ża.m., followed by SCE at 9:30 and worship at 10:45. The Rev. Robin Sandbothe will preach.
EGG HUNT: The Briarcliff CAREGIVERS: Shepherdâ€™s Easter Festival & Egg Hunt Center of the Northland, 4805 will be from noon to 2â€Żp.m. at Mulberry Lake, 4150 N. NE Antioch Road in Kansas Mulberry Drive in Kansas City, offers a free caregiver support group the third Friday City. There will be face painting, cookie decorating, of each month from 11â€Ża.m. a fire truck, live music, the to 1â€Żp.m. Lunch is provided. Easter bunny and inflatables. Call 452-4536 for details. The event is sponsored by: Briarcliff Chapel, Briarcliff Village and Briarcliff Trails.
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Gladstone Dispatch A3
News in Brief Arbor Day tree tags quantify trees’ dollar value The Heartland Tree Alliance and its community partners will be hanging tree tags during the month of April in celebration of Arbor Day. The large tree tags are labeled with the annual, estimated cumulative dollar value created by a single tree. The dollar values were calculated using the U.S. Forest Service’s i-Tree Streets software, which calculates the benefits based on a tree’s species and diameter, the land use the tree is closest to, and its location in the U.S. The benefits include energy savings, property value enhancement, carbon dioxide sequestration, storm water retention and air quality. Tree tags are expected to pop up in cities all over the region, including Gladstone, Kansas City, Liberty, Parkville. The tags encourage people to think about the role urban trees have in making communities healthy. Arbor Day is an annual holiday that celebrates the role of trees in people’s lives and promotes tree planting and care. National Arbor Day is celebrated the last Friday in April, and each state celebrates Arbor Day on a date that is appropriate for tree-planting in that region. Missouri celebrates Arbor Day the first Friday in April. HTA is a program of Bridging The Gap, the Kansas City region’s leading nonprofit dedicated to volunteerism and sustainability. Donations can be made online through the Tree Fund at www.treesformycity. com. Donors have option of selecting from one of 17 city partners. Once a city’s fund reaches $1,000, HTA organizes a tree-planting workday with them. Last year, residents donated $10,000 to the regional Tree Fund and the Dunn Family Foundation matched every donation, raising a total of $20,000 toward tree-planting efforts in our region.
VICTORY honorees will be announced in June and presented at the Harvest Ball on Nov. 15. Proceeds from the Ball and Adorn Style Show & Brunch Sept. 20 benefit nonprofit organizations that primarily assist people in need in the Northland. Since 1987, HBS has provided nearly $7 million to 60 organizations.
County health rankings climb in latest list Clay County saw its ranking among the state’s healthiest counties improve in the 2014 County Health Rankings compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin
Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star celebrated its official grand opening April 2. More than 100 guests including civic and community leaders, Senior Star leadership, business partners, residents and their family members attended the ribbon-cutting. The community includes 43 assisted living and 44 memory support residences, and is located at 6460 N. Cosby Ave. in Kansas City. Pictured are, from right, Charlene Jaeger, administrator, Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star; Anja Rogers, chief operating officer, Senior Star; 2nd District Kansas City Councilman Ed Ford; Robert Thomas,o, Senior Star; Betsy Lehr, resident; Barbara Holt, resident; Charles Goff, resident; Karen Klond, dementia care specialist, Alzheimer’s Association — Heart of America Chapter.
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INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that Liberty Public School District No. 53 will receive sealed bids from contractors who would like to be considered to perform the following work: Kellybrook Elementary School â€“ Rooftop Air Conditioner (RTU) Replacement Bidding documents will be available through the Drexel Technologies e-Distribution Plan Room (http://www.drexeltech.com/). All required bidding instructions will be included in the bidding documents available through Drexel Technologies. Documents are free to view. Documents can be downloaded or can be ordered for a fee through Drexel Technologies. The documents will be available Thursday April 10, 2014 by 4:00pm. A pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM local time at the District Facilities Center, located at 1138 Southview Drive, Liberty, MO 64068. Sealed bids must be submitted no later than 1:00 PM, central time on April 29, 2014 to the following address:
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NOTICE OF ELECTION OF SUPERVISORS CLAY COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT To all land representatives of any farms lying within Clay County, Missouri, notice is hereby given that on the 1st day of May 2014, between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, an election will be held to elect the required number of supervisors to the Board of Supervisors of the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District. Pursuant to the provisions of the Missouri Code of State Regulations, Title 10, Division 70, Chapter 2 (10 CSR 70 - 2.010 & 2.020). All land representatives of any farm lying within Clay County, Missouri are eligible to vote. A land representative is the owner, or representative authorized by powerof-attorney, of any farm lying within any area of the district; provided, however, that any land representative must be a taxpayer of the county within which the SWCD is located. Eligible voters shall cast their votes at the following polling location: NRCS/SWCD Office UMB Building 1 Victory Drive, Suite 100 Liberty, MO
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SALES REPS NEEDED Full-time • Monday-Friday • Days Established Northland business is seeking experienced sales reps. Guaranteed salary + commission & attractive benefits package. Drug screen required. EOE. Forward resumes to: Liberty Tribune Job Opportunity #1265 104 N. Main Liberty MO 64068
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Carpenter, experienced in remodeling. Call 816-505-1260. Dave Littleton Ford & Marine in Smithville is looking for quality women and men to complement their expanding sales department. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Call Barry at (816)5320800 to schedule an interview.
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All new items. Still cleaning out over 20 years accumulation! Leather Callaway golf bag, games, airline/travel golf bag, household, TVs, toys, lawn & garden, children’s books, kitchen, sports equipment, etc. Twilight Preview, Friday, April 18, 3-7pm, Saturday, April 19, 8am 411 Hooke St.
Maintenance Technician FT position with benefits at northland property. Must have exp. in plumbing, carpentry, electrical & H/AC. HVAC cert. req. Valid D/L & transportation req. Apply in person at 205 Belmont, Liberty. New home construction, final cleaning, part-time days, must be detail oriented and have reliable transportation. Call after 3pm Mon.-Fri. 816-809-0730.
New & Used Yamaha & Pearl River pianos plus several other brands. Nice selection of Yamaha digital pianos,
Jack Russell mix, female, spayed, 18 months old. Need large play area. (816)436-6926.
US Foods is hiring Delivery Drivers CDL-A for the Kansas City market. Excellent Hourly Pay & Full Benefits. Paid Time Off & Retirement Plans. Apply at: www.usfoods.com Submit Before 5/5/14
31 round bales of hay in Smithville. Net wrapped grass hay. You load you haul. Call 515-360-3016
2012 Bad Boy CZT 60” deck, 2 yrs old, 26 HP Kawasaki engine with 315 hours, purchased for $6700 asking $4900, Please call Steve, 816-204-5550.
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J&M Pavement Maint.- Home driveway sealing/crack filling, free estimates, 20 yrs. exp. 816-772-2646.
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Butler for Hire for professional males that need errands run, personal shopping and cleaning done, etc.... (816)352-7717- Kim
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Machinery Mechanic Wanted: Experience in Diesel, Air brakes, Welding, Hydraulics and/or Heavy Truck Repair. License Class E or Better. Bring in current MVR. Good Pay. Call after 8:00 am at 816-221-8851.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Display advertising deadline Noon Monday Classified advertising deadline 4 p.m. Tuesday 104 N. Main St., Liberty, MO 64068 Thursday, April 17, 2014 Volume 4 • Issue 23 Publisher Sandy Nelson email@example.com
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Army combat engineer to police dog handler By Fred Hermstein
to be a combat engineer to work with demolitions, obstacles, explosives and Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Cruz infantry tactics. Now, after 14 years of joined the Army to join the Douglas County Sheriff service, Cruz has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Department in Nevada. Cruz had wanted to work Afghanistan. He has been in England, in law enforcement since stationed junior high school when Germany, Fort Leonard the Carson City Sheriff gave Wood in Missouri, Fort a presentation during an Jackson in South Carolina exploration program. The and Fort Carson in Colorado. “My job is to create and only problem was he had to be 21 years old to carry a fire- destroy obstacles on the batarm. In the meantime, like tlefield and to conduct route many teenagers, Cruz was clearance,” he said. Combat engineers also figuring out life and working work with mine dogs. multiple jobs. Cruz spent seven months In 1998, Cruz decided to stop working three jobs and in Great Britain training find an occupation with with British dog handlers. marketable skills and steady This training took him to pay. He joined the Army Fort Leonard Wood as a Kansas City Battalion Public Affairs
combat engineer and Army dog handler. He said the skills he learned as a dog handler would help him in his second career in law enforcement. Cruz has been more than a combat engineer. He has worn the round, brown drill sergeant headgear, serving as a drill sergeant at Fort Jackson training new recruits. Now he is finding future soldiers as an Army recruiter stationed at the Northland Army Career Center off of Barry Road in Kansas City. He said he enjoyed being a recruiter and talking about his Army career to potential recruits. Cruz plans to return to Fort Leonard Wood after his tour of recruiting to join his combat engineer family.
“The Army is like a brotherhood, one big family, and the soldiers I have served with at other duty stations, well (we) still talk every week,” he said. Serving, family and off time are important to Cruz. In his down time, Cruz is edging his way to a law enforcement career by pursuing on a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with Post University on the Army’s tuition assistance program. He believes he transferred more than a year of college credits through his Army schools. He figures a criminal justice degree coupled with a 20-year Army career will assist Cruz in pursuing a second career in law enforcement.
Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Cruz is pictured with military dog Woody.
Funding of Missouri veterans homes needs to be addressed AMERICAN LEGION POST 626
Veteran Organizations from all over the state, including Gladstone’s Bennett & Dennis Herrick Memorial American Legion Post 626, sent representatives to participate in a rally called out by the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations on April 9. The responding organizations included the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League and many others. The mission of this gathering was to bring to the attention of the governor and legislature the need to restore the Veterans Commission Capital Improvements Trust Fund to its original purpose and to restore general revenues to satisfy operating funds for the Missouri Veterans Homes. For the last two years, the governor’s budget and the one passed by the legislature has not had any general revenue funds allocated for operating expenses of the state’s veterans homes. This resulted in the trust fund being used for operating expenses when it is supposed to be used for capital improvements such as major remodels and the construction of new homes. The state is not contributing to its own veterans homes. New money is coming from gaming entrance fees, the VA per
Obituaries Ben Crain
Ben Crain, 79, KCMO (North) died Wednesday, April 9, 2014. After his military service he worked TWA. Survived by wife, Mary Crain; sons, Ben Crain, Jr.; Tom Crain. Visitation was held April 15, 2014 at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Committal
Service was held April 16, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Diane Weidenhaft, 56, a resident of Olathe, KS (formerly Parkville, MO) died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Survived by her husband,
Mark Weidenhaft; children: Christina Randall, Melinda Atkins-Rose and Derek Weidenhaft; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Patti Barr. A Celebration of Diane’s life will be held at a later date. Memories of Diane and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
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LIBERTY FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
TENTH CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, KANSAS CITY
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101 N. Forest Ave. Liberty, MO 64068 email@example.com
Ph. (816) 781-6633 Jeff Davidson, Pastor
Members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League and other service groups assemble April 9 at the capitol rotunda in Jefferson City. diem and the residents’ payments. Because of the drain to the trust fund and lack of capital improvements, the wait list for beds is near 1,800 with the list growing at an average rate of 30 per month. A total of $25 million needs to be restored to the Veterans Commission Budget to replace the revenue funds removed by the legislature, and it would still take three to five years to restore the fund after the legislature makes the commitment. At that rate, the waiting list for beds will be approximately 3,000 for 2017 thru 2020. Bennett & Dennis Herrick Memorial American Legion Post 626 calls on its membership
and concerned citizens of Missouri to contact their senators and representatives in the state legislature and urge them to restore the Veterans Commission Capital Improvements Trust Fund to its original purpose and make up the difference through general revenue. With a current membership of 2.4 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veteran’s affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through more than 14,000 posts across the nation.
Schedule: Sunday School ................... 9:30 am AM Worship .....................10:30 am Sunday Evening ................. 6:00 pm
Baptist METRO BAPTIST CHURCH
3400 NE 80th Street, Kansas City, MO 64119 (816) 746-8388 web site: metrobaptistchurch.com Traditional Music and Choir Expository Biblical Preaching
Sunday services .............10:30am & 6:00pm Wednesday evening ......................7:00pm
Christian LIBERTY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
3400 NE 82nd St. • KCMO 64119
Sunday Services ......................10:30 am Sunday School ........................10:30 am Wed Evening Testimonial Meeting .. 7:00 pm Reading Room open to the public Call for hours and location ..........455-0443
Episcopal GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH An Open and Affirming Congregation
www.graceepiscopalliberty.org SUNDAY SCHEDULE
9:00 am – Education 10:15 am – Worship
520 S. 291 Hwy. (816) 781-6262
138 N. Main, Liberty, MO Pastor Nikki Cooley Sunday School .......................9-9:45 am Traditional Worship ..................10:00 am Nursery Provided During Worship
NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1441 NE Englewood Rd. Sunday Service ....................... 10:30 am Sunday School ..........................9:15 am Rev. Seth Wheeler Childcare Available www.northminsterkc.org 453-2545
The Rev. Susan McCann, Rector The Ven. John McCann, Priest Associate
Non-Denominational HANDS OF CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH 6321 NW Union Chapel Rd. Parkville, MO 64152 Modern and Traditional Music
Sunday Service...................10:00 a.m. Sunday School ...................10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)
427 East Kansas, Liberty, MO
Rev. David Culver New Traditions Worship........ 8:30 am Sunday School ................... 9:30 am Traditional Worship ............10:50 am www.LCCDOC.org
If you would like to have your church included in the Church Directory, please contact Rachel at 816.389.6618
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Gladstone Dispatch A9 FIRST ROBOTICS
Up Next preps for championship event Northland team making impact in competition and community By Ryne Dittmer Fresh off of claiming the FIRST Robotics Competition Greater Kansas City Regional’s top honor, members of the Up Next team are preparing for a trip to the FIRST Championship. In March the team won the regional Chairman’s Award, given to the team that embodies the goals and purpose of FIRST, earning a spot among the 400 teams that will participate in the championship event Wednesday to Saturday, April 23 to 26, in St. Louis. “It was overwhelming. It was such a huge blessing,” said Cullan Fritts of Kearney about winning the award. “We had been working so hard night and day to put it together. You got to see that pay off.” Up Next, composed primarily of homeschooled high school students from across the Northland, was founded in 2010. Each year the team participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition and spends six weeks designing and building a robot capable of completing the season’s assigned game. This season’s game, Aerial Assist, challenged teams to design a robot that can navigate a 25-foot-by-54-foot field and shoot balls through high and low goals.
“We get into three groups once we know what the game is, and each brainstorm and present their ideas. Then we talk though all of that to decide what is the best overall robot. Once we figure that out, it’s all down to logistics,” Jeanette Lawrence of Gladstone said. During the two-and-ahalf-minute matches, teams are placed on alliances of three robots and compete against another alliance to score the most points. Points are awarded by shooting balls through the two levels of goals and completing assists by passing the balls between robots. “The match feels like 30 seconds or so. Before every match we talk with our alliance and have a plan and backup plan,” Joseph Crayton of Gladstone said. Team members said their robot, complete with a spring catapult, is known for its accurate aim and assisting skills. But beyond building and competing, the Up Next students said the program was about giving back to their community, primarily through the Hero Project. “The Hero Project is an initiative we started to help disabled veterans. One of our mentors said he had a disabled friend who needed help leashing and unleashing his service dog,”
Zane Canon of Smithville said. “We’re always on the look for projects, and we pounced at that for something to do, and it’s been a great experience.” Members of the team designed mechanisms that were able to help Ron Gulick leash and unleash his service dog and eat meals independently for the first time in eight years. After helping Gulick, the team worked with John Weinburgh, a veteran from Omaha, Neb., who was wounded in a military training accident, to build a device to help him pick up items. “The device allows him to pick up stuff that is on the ground and that he needs to pick up without calling for someone to pick it up,” Joe Jackson of Liberty said. “That was a very happy moment when we met him and fit the arm. It makes you feel as if what you’re doing isn’t just building a robot, you’re building something that’s changing someone’s life.” Working closely with the Wounded Warriors Family Support organization, Up Next has launched its program on a national scale, connecting other FIRST teams with veterans in their area to help design products to enhance their lives. “It’s great being able to give back a little bit to
The Up Next robot awaits the start of a competition during the Greater Kansas City Regional. The team of high school students designed and built the robot during a six-week period earlier this year. The robot was designed to collect and shoot balls through targets as part of the 2014 FIRST challenge. people who have given so much to our country,” said Daniel Andrews of Liberty. The Hero Project will take a primary spot in the team’s presentations at the FIRST Championship later this month. Along with
showcasing their community service, team members said they were looking forward to competing with some of the world’s best robotics teams and being part of the camaraderie of the event.
“When I joined last year, this was the first big team thing I’d done,” Kooper Holbrook of Kearney said. “This is the best program that I’ve been a part of in my high school years.”
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Gladstone Dispatch B1
It’s Time To Choose Your 2014 Best of the Northland Vote online at Ed Kavanaugh ORTHODONTIST We Style Smiles
Liberty Tribune/Gladstone Dispatch
60 acres of U-Pick Pumpkins & Fun!!
or bring or mail ballots to
104 N. Main, Liberty, MO 64068
9401 N. Oak Traﬃcway, Ste 120 Kansas City MO 64155
FAMILY ILY OWNED!
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The Kearney Courier
645 W. 92 Hwy. Kearney MO 64060
A DAY AT THE FARM
102 W. Washington, Kearney, MO 64060
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103 E. Main Street, Smithville, MO 64089
Hurry...Deadline is May 2nd, 5:00 p.m.
Finally ... a Five Star Dental Experience
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The Smithville Herald
1911 W. Jesse James Rd. Excelsior Springs MO 64024
Living Life to the Fullest! Welcome to Avonlea Cottage of Gladstone
Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of Antioch Dental Group’s ofﬁce operations. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventative patient care in a relaxed sophisticated environment. We believe our patients are our most important asset and should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options. We strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you!
Our World-class Service • Zoom® Whitening • Implant Placement & Restoration • Invisalign® • Nitrous • Teeth Whitening for Life
Vote for us as best dentist in the Northland!
• Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy • Cosmetic Dentistry • Full Mouth Rehabilitation • TMJ
Quality Residential Care Living in a Home-Like Setting
For Your Peace of Mind • We Treat You Like Family • State-of-the-Art Facility • Minimally Invasive Dentistry • Zero-Fear Dentistry
$99 Introductory Specials Unique Financing Options
• CAD-CAM Dentistry • 3D Cone Beam • Wave One Endodontics • Green Facility • Mercury-Free Dentistry
Antioch Dental Group
Fred E.Bailey, y, YOUR SMILE DESIGNER
~ A Residential Care Community ~ Formerly known as: Kendallwood Retirement Apartments
Avonlea Cottage of Gladstone
2801 NE 60th St. Gladstone, MO
Your perfect smile is only a phone call away!
www.FredBaileyDDS.com 5420 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City, MO 64119
Renovation Underway! Dining Room, Bistro, Chapel and Fireside Lounge now open!
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B2 Gladstone Dispatch
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Itâ€™s Time To Choose Your 2014 Best of the Northland
WINNERS!!! As you ďŹ ll out your ballot please consider the businesses on this page.
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Dr. Marx provides excellent care for your entire family. Some of the services our office provides include: For Children: â€˘ Cleanings â€˘ Fillings â€˘ Sealants â€˘ Orthodontics For Adults: â€˘ Implants â€˘ Zoom Whitening â€˘ Invisilign â€˘ In Office Crowns
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East of WalMart
5708 NORTH BROADWAY â€˘ GLADSTONE, MO 64118
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We go above and beyond your expectations at Senior Star. But what sets us apart are the genuine, meaningful friendships everywhere you turn. Tour today and see the difference.
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to all of our Northland customers!
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in the Northland in 2012 & 2013!
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Here to help your family when you need us.
senior living community
Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high quality dental care. We understand that you, or your child, may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing you with the best care possible. Your ďŹ rst visit is all about you â€“ your comfort, your happiness, and your health.
Preserving Independence Individualized Care Plans Trustworthy, Responsive Dependable Care Staff Full-time - Part-time Check-ins - 24/7
851 NW 45th St Gladstone, MO 64116
2 Westwoods Drive Liberty, MO 64068 (816) 781-1430 75019168
7 time recipient of the â€œBest of the Northlandâ€? award!
Alzheimerâ€™s & Dementia Care Companionship Errands â€˘ Transportation Laundry â€˘ Housekeeping Meal Prep â€˘ Medications Dressing â€˘ Bathing â€˘ Toileting
www.SeniorHelpers.com/KansasCityNorth Serving Clay, Platte, Buchanan counties and surrounding areas
William S. Tinsley, D.D.S. Christopher H. Shultz, D.D.S. Brook A. Derenzy, D.D.S.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Gladstone Dispatch B3
It’s Time To Choose Your 2014 Best of the Northland
WINNERS!!! As you fill out your ballot please consider the businesses on this page.
Please Vote for
The best place for my dad
as the Best Body Shop in the Northland
Thank you Northland for making us your #1 Assisted Living Community in 2013. We would love your vote in 2014 8300 N. W. Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64153-1634
(816) 584-3200 75017156 75017609
Voted Best of the Northland Gold winner over 5 years in a row!
CARSTAR, RIVERSIDE CARSTAR, LIBERTY CARSTAR, SMITHVILLE CARSTAR, PARKVILLE CARSTAR, NORTH KANSAS CITY
9800 NE Barry Rd (Hwy 152) Just west of I-35, ront of Home Depot in front
“Would appreciate your vote in 2014”
When you do something 12 times, it’s a tradition. Thank you for making us 12 time winners of Ford’s prestigious President’s Award.
• Accepting children 6 weeks to kindergarten • Degreed teachers in every age group • Theme-based developmental educational programs • Whole child philosophy teaches all aspects of early learning social, intellectual, physical and language development • Camera surveillance throughout center • Breakfast, lunch & snacks at no additional charge • Parent’s Night Out monthly • Monthly family events • Hooked on Phonics early reading program • On-site soccer, dance, gymnastics, computer classes & more...
Mike Hagen Electric, Inc. 8820 NE 108th Street Kansas City, MO 64157 816 734 5100
TWO NORTHLAND LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU I-29 & Barry Rd. • KC North • 816.505.1818 I-29 & 92 Hwy • Platte City, MO • 816.858.3777
Parking Lot Lighting: New Installation & Maintenance Commercial\Industrial/Residential Street & Overhead Lighting Underground Electrical 24 Hour Service Department Licensed\Bonded\Insured
Visit our website: www.thoroughbredford.com “We appreciate your support in Best of the northland 2014!”
No Worries Pet Care
Jim and Linda Houston 943 W. Liberty Dr., Liberty, MO 64068
Voted Best in the Northland 2011, 2012 & 2013
The Northland’s Birthday Headquarters!
Serving Liberty & the Northland
816-415-9267 Licensed, Bonded & Insured Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
Celebrating 12 Years!
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15,000 Sq. Ft. Prime metro area location with easy access to I-35 and I-435. Watch for Claycomo Exits
25' SkyMaze Laser Tag Laser Maze Cloud Jumper Parties Arcade Cafe Prizes www.amazingplayfuncenter.com Located: 523 N 291 Hwy. Liberty, MO 64068 75018541
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Worlds of Fun
Furniture, Primitives, Glassware, Pottery, Jewelry, Collectibles and much more. Mon.-Thurs. 10-6 • Fri. & Sat. 10-8 • Sun. 12-5
433 NE 69 HWY CLAYCOMO, MO (816) 455-9400 First Exit North of Worlds of Fun off of I-435 75018691
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B4 Gladstone Dispatch
Thursday, April 17, 2014
BEST OF THE NORTHLAND BALLOT Hurry... ntries is Deadline for e 5pm Friday, May 2 •
tofthenorthland.net or MAIL OR BRING YOUR BALLOTS TO: VOTE ONLINE www.bestofthenorthland.net
Please fill out information below Na Name*: _______________________________________________________ Ad Address*: _____________________________________________________ __ _____________________________________________________________ Da Daytime Phone Number*: _________________________________________ Email Address*: ________________________________________________
104 N. Main Liberty, MO 64068 *ALL FIELDS REQUIRED 102 W. Washington Winners will be published in our 24th Annual Best of the Northland edition on July 31, 2014.* Kearney, MO 64060 103 E. Main Smithville, MO 64089
Ballots must be from our newspapers or you may vote online at www.bestofthenorthland.net. Photocopies will NOT be accepted. Must fill out minimum of 40 categories on ballot to be counted. Limit four entries per person. *July 30, 2014 in The Smithville Herald
A MINIMUM OF 40 CATEGORIES MUST BE FILLED OUT FOR BALLOT TO BE COUNTED! PEOPLE & PLACES Waiter / Waitress (where) _________________________________________________ Accountant / CPA _________________________________________________ Bartender (where) _________________________________________________ Veterinarian _________________________________________________ Insurance Agent _________________________________________________ Hair Stylist (where) _________________________________________________ Barber (where) _________________________________________________ Auctioneer _________________________________________________ Auto Mechanic _________________________________________________ Pet Groomer _________________________________________________ Photographer _________________________________________________ Best Kept Secret _________________________________________________ Hair / Nail Salon _________________________________________________ Local Artist _________________________________________________ Tanning Salon _________________________________________________ Day Spa _________________________________________________ Place to Work _________________________________________________ Law Office _________________________________________________ Employment Agency _________________________________________________ Charitable Org. / Non Profit Org. _________________________________________________ Financial Advisor / Planner (where) _________________________________________________
REAL ESTATE Realtor (agent & what company) _________________________________________________ Real Estate Agency (location of agency) _________________________________________________ Home Builder _________________________________________________ New Home Subdivision _________________________________________________ Mortgage Company _________________________________________________ Apartment Complex _________________________________________________ Assisted Living Complex _________________________________________________ Senior Retirement Living (non-assisted) _________________________________________________
MEDICAL Hospital _________________________________________________ Medical Clinic _________________________________________________ Family Physician (name & practice) _________________________________________________ OB / Gyn (name & practice) _________________________________________________ Chiropractor (name & practice) _________________________________________________ Optometrist (name & practice) _________________________________________________ Dentist (name & practice) _________________________________________________ Orthodontist (name & practice) _________________________________________________ Eye Surgeon (name & practice) _________________________________________________ Pediatrician (name & practice) _________________________________________________ Podiatrist (name & practice) _________________________________________________ Cardiologist (name & practice) _________________________________________________ Dermotologist (name & practice) _________________________________________________ In-Home Care _________________________________________________
AUTOMOTIVE New Vehicle Dealership _________________________________________________ Used Vehicle Dealership _________________________________________________
Tire Dealer _________________________________________________ Repair Shop _________________________________________________ Auto Body / Collision Repair Shop _________________________________________________ Oil / Lube Shop _________________________________________________ Car Wash _________________________________________________ Auto Customization _________________________________________________
SCHOOLS Parochial / Private School _________________________________________________ Teacher Grades K-6 (who & what school) _________________________________________________ Teacher Grades 7-12 (who & what school) _________________________________________________ Coach (who & what school or organization) _________________________________________________ University / College _________________________________________________ Online College _________________________________________________ Preschool / Day Care _________________________________________________ Educational Consulting / Tutoring _________________________________________________
If multiple locations, please indicate which location.
Plumbing Company _________________________________________________ Electrician _________________________________________________ Exterminator _________________________________________________ Roofing Co. _________________________________________________ Home Exteriors Co. _________________________________________________ Appliance Store _________________________________________________ Massage Therapy _________________________________________________ Lawn Service _________________________________________________ Carpet Cleaner _________________________________________________ Grocery Store _________________________________________________ Convenience Store _________________________________________________ Home Improvement Co. _________________________________________________ Garden / Nursery Center _________________________________________________ Antique Store _________________________________________________ Home Accessories Store _________________________________________________ Furniture Store _________________________________________________ Men’s Clothing Store _________________________________________________ Women’s Clothing Store _________________________________________________ Children’s Clothing Store _________________________________________________ Thrift Store _________________________________________________ Consignment Store _________________________________________________ Gift / Card Shop (location) _________________________________________________ Music Store _________________________________________________ Dry Cleaner _________________________________________________ Bed & Breakfast _________________________________________________ Hardware Store _________________________________________________ Jewelry Store _________________________________________________ Florist Shop _________________________________________________ Heating & Cooling Co. _________________________________________________ Barber Shop _________________________________________________ Beauty Shop _________________________________________________ Pet Store _________________________________________________
Pool and Spa Company _________________________________________________ Bank _________________________________________________ Credit Union _________________________________________________ Computer Repair _________________________________________________ Tattoo Parlor _________________________________________________ Boutique _________________________________________________ Pet Resort / Sitter Service _________________________________________________
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT Gym / Workout Facility _________________________________________________ Place to Bowl _________________________________________________ Place to Play Pool _________________________________________________ Golf Course _________________________________________________ Martial Arts Studio _________________________________________________ Place to Hear Live Music _________________________________________________ Northland Band _________________________________________________ Karaoke _________________________________________________ Bike Night / Best Car Show _________________________________________________ Roller Skating Rink _________________________________________________ Dance / Gymnastics Studio _________________________________________________ Tourist Attraction _________________________________________________ Indoor Recreation Facility _________________________________________________ Deal for Family Night Out _________________________________________________ Family Recreation _________________________________________________
FOOD & DRINK
If multiple locations, please indicate which location.
Family Restaurant _________________________________________________ Breakfast Restaurant _________________________________________________ Deli / Sandwich Shop _________________________________________________ Pizza Place _________________________________________________ Hamburger Joint _________________________________________________ Fast Food Restaurant _________________________________________________ BBQ Restaurant _________________________________________________ Seafood Restaurant _________________________________________________ Steak House _________________________________________________ Chicken Restaurant _________________________________________________ Asian Restaurant _________________________________________________ Italian Restaurant _________________________________________________ Mexican Restaurant _________________________________________________ Buffet _________________________________________________ Cupcakes _________________________________________________ Doughnut Shop _________________________________________________ Bakery _________________________________________________ Ice Cream / Frozen Custard Shop _________________________________________________ Coffee Shop _________________________________________________ Sports Bar _________________________________________________ Liquor Store _________________________________________________ Farmers Market _________________________________________________