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Classroom creativity nets $25,000 in Education Foundation grants Approximately 5,200 North Kansas City Schools students will benefit from more than $25,000 in grants funded by the Education Foundation next school year. Grant-winning staff members were surprised during the annual Great Grant Giveaway April 11 and 17, according to a district press release. The Education Foundation’s grant program is named in honor of Dr. Dan Kahler, a retired principal whose gift established the grant fund. Since 1997, the Education Foundation has awarded 187 grants exceeding $230,000. Staff members submit grants that demonstrate creative and effective ways to meet student needs while increasing their achievement and motivation to learn. In addition to the grants listed below, the Education Foundation presented two $500 Culture of Excellence Grants to New Mark Middle School science teacher Laura Gilchrist and Tammy Sanders, a family involvement specialist at Linden West Elementary School. AccELLerate Reading at Home: Andrea Stephenson, Linden West Elementary School — English/Spanish books will be purchased to encourage a love of reading among English Language Learners and their families. Students will read the English version to their families, and their parents will reread the

shirts, dress slacks and grooming/toiletry kits for special education students who participate in the district’s community-based career program. The program exposes students to real work environments, while helping them gain self-confidence and develop skills that can lead to employment opportunities following graduation. Engaging All Learners Through Recycling: Brice Jensen & Andy Schuerman, Winnetonka High School — Recycling bins will be purchased and placed throughout the school, with the goal of educating and engaging students. The Environmental Club will manage the project, Art Club will create a promotional campaign, and students in the functional skills class will pick up and sort the items. Students in Algebra I and Biology will practically apply the recycling data in their classes. FIRST Lego League: Cindy Turner, Clardy Elementary School, & Michelle Musselman, Linden West text in Spanish. The books will School — Special education students to become more inde- Elementary School — Gifted improve reading proficiency and students in functional/life skills pendent, solve problems, and students will research, think crebuild a bridge between academic classes will learn simple building gain self-confidence and pride in atively and problem solve in this program that is a forerunner to skills as they complete wood- their work. success at school and at home. FIRST Robotics. They will design, working projects using tools and Dressed for Success: Terri build and program a robot to Building Skills & Self- kits purchased with grant funds. Determination One Project The projects will reinforce les- Rudy, Heidi Skretta & Linda compete in various missions at a Time: Theresa Mischel sons in math, science and com- Satter, Special Education — Smith, Oak Park High munication arts and allow the Grant funds will buy uniform GRANTS/Page A8 CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Linden West Elementary School gifted teacher Michelle Musselman and her students won a grant to participate in the FIRST Lego League next school year. They’ll design and build a robot out of Legos and enter a competition.

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News in Brief Pay library fines through donations The Mid-Continent Public Library will be erasing library fines for those who bring boxed or canned non-perishable food items to any location for its firsttime, trial-run Food for Fines program Monday through Saturday, May 5 through 10. Each single food item will count as $1 off existing overdue fines or replacement card charges, up to $10. “Our Food for Fines program is a great program for multiple reasons. It allows people to clean up their library accounts leading into the Summer Reading Program and in return, that may lead to more students participating,” said Library Director Steve Potter. “It also helps fill the community pantries at a time when they need it most. With the upcoming summer break, kids will need access to food, so by donating and helping to restock their shelves, we can provide a great service to our community.” Suggested items include canned meat, fruit, or vegetables, boxed meals, canned soup, peanut butter, cereal and pasta. Items must be non-expired, not damaged and should be unopened. For more information and a listing of local food pantries, visit mymcpl.org/ food-for-fines. The Antioch branch library is at 6060 N. Chestnut Ave.

County payroll dispute resolved A lawsuit filed by Clay County Auditor Sheila Ernzen against County Commissioners Pam Mason, Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway, and County Director of Human Resources Laurene Bonk has reached a resolution outside of the court system. Ernzen had filed the lawsuit March 26 in an effort to secure access to the county’s employee status-change forms, which Ernzen said she used to audit the county’s payroll. In March, Ernzen said she had been denied access to the forms and was not able to reach a full solution with county counsel, leading to her filing the suit. In her lawsuit, Ernzen requested a judge grant her access to the county’s status-change forms in order to

audit the payroll as well as the accompanying audit log, which records all changes made within the payroll system. The situation came to a resolution the week of April 14, when Ernzen said she was informed by Assistant County Counselor Kevin Graham that she would begin to receive the requested documents. — Ryne Dittmer

Mid-Continent presented with national medal The Institute of Museum and Library Services on Thursday, April 24, announced MidContinent Public Library as one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National

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Harvest Ball Society selects beneficiaries Thirty area nonprofits will benefit from the work of the Harvest Ball Society in 2014. To raise funds, society

members will host two events: Adorn Style Show & Brunch on Sept. 20 and Harvest Ball on Nov. 15. Nonprofits that will receive funding are: • Alphapointe Association for the Blind; • Angel Flight Central; • Assistance League of Kansas City; • Autism Works; • Children’s Mercy Northland; • Clay County Clothes Closet; • Concerned Care; • The Family Conservancy; • The Farmer’s House; • Gilda’s Club Kansas City; • Harvester’s – The Community Food Network; • Heartland Habitat for Humanity; • Hillcrest Transitional Housing; • HOPE.wrx; • Liberty Meals on Wheels;

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Community Calendar THURSDAY, MAY 1 DOC TALK: “From Little Leaguer to Weekend Warrior: Tips to Keep any Athlete Healthy” will be presented in the Doc Talk Educational Series from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Burlington Room at North Kansas City Hospital, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive in North Kansas City. Register for free at nkch. org, 691-1690 or 691-5020.

District Football Stadium adjacent to North Kansa City High School, 620 E. 23rd Ave. The 5K will benefit the Education Foundation, parent-teacher groups and booster clubs. The $25 advance registration fee includes a T-shirt. The Family Stroll for families with small children is $25 per family. For more information, visit www. nkcshools.org/foudnation-5k or call 413-5004. TRAIN RIDE: The Kansas City Northern miniature railroad will open its 2014 season at 10 a.m. in Frank Vaydik Line Creek Park, NW 60th Street and Waukomis Drive in Kansas City,. Train rides around the half-mile oval track are available to kids of all ages for 50 cents. For more information, visit www. kcnrr.com or call John Sulzer at 413-0857.

THEATER: “Rebel Without a Cause” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Winnetonka High School’s Little Theatre. Admission is $5. PRAYER: Antioch Bible Baptist Church will hold a National Day of Prayer event at 12:15 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall, 7010 N. Holmes St. Participants will pray from 12:20 to 12:40. The theme is “One Voice, United in Prayer.” 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.

THEATER: A senior exhibition play titled “The Last Five Years” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Winnetonka High School’s Little Theatre. Admission is $5. COAST GUARD: Division 30 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold its spring conference and business meeting at 10 a.m. at the Clay County Courthouse Annex, 1901 NE 48th St. in Kansas City. For more information, call 682-6552.

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FRIDAY, MAY 2 FUNDRAISER: Jazz Pizzazz, a fundraiser to support Shepherd’s Center of the Northland, will begin at 6 p.m. at Argosy Hotel in Riverside. The event will include dinner, live music and dancing, silent and live auctions, and entertainers. Tickets are $80 per person; call 452-4536 or email rgordonscn@kc.rr.com. CLEANUP: Friday to Sunday, May 2 to 4, Gladstone residents may dispose of brush and yard waste from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. These items need to be taken to the public works facility at 4000 NE 76th St. THEATER: “Rebel Without a Cause” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Winnetonka High School’s Little Theatre. Admission is $5. NARFE: National Active & Retired Federal Employee’s Association Platte/Clay Chapter 2256 will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at Wexford Place, 6500 N. Cosby Ave. in Kansas City. Author and actor Shelton Ponder will be the guest speaker. All current or retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Lunch will be available after the meeting. For additional information, call Ethlyn at 454-3491.

SATURDAY, MAY 3 5K RUN: RUN NKC Schools will begin at 9 a.m. at the

WOOFSTOCK: Woofstock, a fundraiser for the Northland Animal Welfare Society will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zona Rosa. Activities include a 1-mile Woof Walk, dog contests, clowns, face painting, pet vendors, micro-chipping and raffles. For more information, visit www.pcnaws.org.

MONDAY, MAY 5 BETA SIGMA PHI: The Northland Area Council of Beta Sigma Phi will hold its final meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1441 NE Englewood Road. Members are asked to bring their favorite salad to share with members. For more information, contact Bobbi Wagner at 436-6903. LIBRARY: Teens at the Library will feature Ticket to Ride Game Night at 6:30 p.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library; registration required.

TUESDAY, MAY 6 RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES: The Clay/Platte Area Retired School Employees will meet for the spring luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Road in Kansas City. Guitarist and singer Dean Mathis will present the program. The cost is $10. For

Mid-Continent Public Library; registration required. GOP: The Clay County Pachyderm Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Pizza Ranch, 116 Stewart Court in Liberty. It is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call 407-9585.

FRIDAY, MAY 9 reservations, call 746-5187 by May 2. SCHOOL BOARD: The North Kansas City Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Doolin Board Room. PARLIAMENTARIANS: The Fishing River Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches and promotes the democratic principles of parliamentary law, will meet at 6 p.m. at Community America Credit Union, 9310 N. Oak Trafficway in Kansas City. The program will be “How to amend something already approved.” LIBRARY: “Identity Theft,” presented by Larry Berkland, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Antioch branch of MidContinent Public Library; registration required. BREAKTIME: BreakTime Club will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Shepherd’s Center of the Northland, 4805 NE Antioch Road in Kansas City. It is a supervised day program for older adults who need extra assistance. It is an opportunity for social interaction and mental stimulation for participants, as well as respite for caregivers. Activities vary and can include crafts, music therapy, bingo and exercise. Lunch is provided. Donations are appreciated. Applications are required. Call 452-4536 to register.

at 3100 NE 83rd St. in Kansas City. For further information, call 468-0400. TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets 9 to 10 a.m. weekly at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6409 NW 72nd St. in Kansas City North. The nonprofit group offers weightloss education and support. Visit for free. Class is led by a home economist and will continue every Wednesday. No registration is required. For information, call 741-8708.

5K: Oakhill Day School will host its first solo 5K event, Neon Rush. A kids fun dash will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by the 5K run and walk at 6 at the school, 7019 N. Cherry St. The cost is $30 through May 8. For more information, visit www.oakhilldayschool.org/5k.

CLOWNS: Northland Clown Guild Alley 217 will present a free beginning clown workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Kansas City Hospital. For more information, visit www. Clownalley217.freeservers. com. TRAINS: Free train rides will be given from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by Kansas City Northern Railroad at Frank Vaydik Park, Northwest 60th Street and Northwest Waukomis Drive in Kansas City, for National Train Day. Additional activities, including face painting and live entertainment will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call John Sulzer at 413-0857. LIBRARY: Page Masters book group will meet at 11 a.m. at the Antioch branch of Mid-Continent Public Library. Undamaged and unexpired boxed and canned non-perishable food items can be brought to any branch of Mid-Continent Public Library to pay off overdue fines or replacement card charges, up to $10.

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DOC TALK: “Trends in Plastic Surgery” will be presented in the Doc Talk Educational Series from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Burlington Room at North Kansas City Hospital, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive in North Kansas City. Register for free at nkch.org, 691-1690 or 691-5020.

STORYTELLING: The River and Prairie Storyweavers Northland meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road in Kansas City. The group promotes the oral tradition of storytelling. All ages are welcome. Contact Gary Kuntz at 896-8611 for more information.

THEATER: Northland Christian School, 4214 NW Cookingham Drive in Kansas City, will present the musical “Willie Wonka” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 548-2222.

YARD WASTE: Gladstone residents can dispose of yard waste from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the public works facility at 4000 NE 76th St. All containers used to bring brush and yard waste to the site must be emptied. Disposal fees apply, and proof

BOOK CLUB: ABC, the book club at Avondale United Methodist Church, meets in the church library at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month except September. Visit avondalemethodist.org for information on future book selections.

HEALTH: “Is It the Blues or Depression?” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. by North Kansas City Hospital at LiveBlue at Zona Rosa, 8530 NW Prairie View Road in Kansas City. Preregister for the free event by calling 395-2828. LIBRARY: Antioch Gardeners will meet at 2 p.m. at the Antioch branch of

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 SENIOR SEMINAR: Board and card games will be featured at the senior citizen seminar at Antioch Community Church, 4805 NE Antioch Road in Kansas City. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10. For more information, call 413-5470. DRIVING: The AARP Driver Safety Program will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clay County Public Health Center, 800 Haines Drive in Liberty. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information, call 595-4241. MENTAL HEALTH: The Tri-County Mental Health Services Family Support Group will discuss suicide prevention techniques from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Robert Francis (Chickamauga Cherokee) is a consultant/helper for Mid American Indian Fellowships, a network of American Indian spiritual groups in Missouri and Kansas. He also serves as Fire-Keeper and ceremonialist for the Daksi Grounds, a Traditional Chickamauga Practice Grounds in Bates County, Missouri where he resides along with his wife Janet.

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Mosaic Life Care’s Flourish Fair features live music, Melva Steen who joined the Peace Corps at age 75, health screenings and more. All FREE! Mosaic Life Care at Shoal Creek Life Center Entrance 8870 NE 82nd Terrace Kansas City, MO 64158

The presentation is in conjunction with the Civil Rights exhibit “For All the World To See”. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 816.415.7556 or visit www.jewell.edu/cjs.

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THEATER: Northland Christian School, 4214 NW Cookingham Drive in Kansas City, will present the musical “Willie Wonka” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 548-2222.

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SEASONAL POSITIONS Parks Golf Course Maintenance Visit www.claycountymo.gov for details or pick up application at: Clay County Parks Office 17201 Paradesian, Smithville, MO 64089

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Job Training

POLICE ACADEMY

Northland Early Education Center is now hiring an Office Assistant to perform clerical and reception duties from 12pm -6:30pm M-F. Experience preferred. Competitive pay and benefits. Applications available online at www.neeckids.org or at 8630 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64155. Please submit application in person.

NOW LEASING 1 BR sta rtin g as lo w a s $ 64 1 2 BR sta rtin g as lo w a s $ 73 8

need quick cash?

Sedan, Van, Mini-Bus, Chauffeur Positions Available. DEADLINE Full Time availability required. IS 4 P.M. TUESDAY. Applicants must have flexible schedule including weekends.

Call (816) 452-0866

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Drivers: Local Springfield, MO company. Earn up to .38+ w/INCENTIVE PAY. Looking for PROFESSIONAL drivers to haul regional freight. Offering good benefits, Sign on Bonus, AND Home every 7-10 days. 866-3748487. www.drivetransland.com.

FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE WORKER

Close to Historic Liberty Square

301

Holland’s recruiter will be at the Kansas City Terminal, 9711 State Ave. on May 5th and 6th from Noon to 5pm. Full time drivers, part-time dock workers and full-time mechanics are needed. Job requirements can be seen and applications can be submitted at www.holland regional.com/careers. EOE/AAEMinorities/Females/Pe rsons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

PART TIME CASHIER

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

GO ONLINE.

Call, fax our email your open positions today! Email: rchrisman@npgco.com Fax: 816-414-3340 Direct: 816-389-6618

Trucking/ Drivers

Boat Cleaner and Detailer Immediate opening. Various duties to maintain the boat inventory on our sales lot, including boat cleaning and detailing. Ability to drive tractor and forklift preferred, but not required. This is primarily an outside position and entails working with carpet, glass, fiberglass and wood cleaning products and materials. Complete application at our store or apply online at www.SmithvilleMarine.com

Liberty Area Apartments

kccommunitynews.com

HIRING?? Let us help you find the most qualified and competent people to join your organization.

2-5 evenings/wk

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For Clinical Research! Receive up to $225/night or $300/referral. Paid Studies Avail! Call to qualify! Quintiles 913-894-5533

Apartments Unfurnished

Job Information

Individuals, Partners, Retirees

NEED AN AUTO?

304

The Director of Facilities is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all district facilities and supervising maintenance/custodial staff. This position begins 07/01/2014. Annual salary $66,590 plus attractive benefit package. Please apply at : www.smithvilleschooldistrict.net. EOE.

521

533

Help Wanted

JANITORIAL OFFICE CLEANING

Picture Perfect Lawn Care Service ** Now Hiring ** Spring Laborers $10 per hour to start. Call: 532-4720

Homes For Sale

I-29, 169N. 68th St. exit, west on 68th St., north on NW Summit St., northwest on NW 68th Place.

515

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

Quite cul-de-sac

For Rent , Studios, 1 & 2 BR Near Liberty Square. $350-$550 816-545-4136

500

816-452-0866

See office for details.

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

515

Employment

All Northland Area

Kansas City Star?

This phone number is for Complimentary Kansas City Star Delivery Issues only.

Duplexes

3BR, 2 BA, 2 car gar. w/opnrs, appls.,

your Complimentary

For Redelivery Call by 10:30 AM On Sunday (877)962-7827

Apartments Unfurnished

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CLASSIFED

Auctions

Help Wanted

Direct Sales Representative WANTED

816.389.6618

Earn a Guaranteed Hourly Wage PLUS Mileage reimbursement PLUS Generous Performance Based Commission The Liberty Tribune is looking for sales oriented individuals to sell newspaper subscriptions from a Kiosk stand to customers shopping at retail locations in and around the Liberty/Kearney and Smithville area. The ideal candidate must have reliable transportation and be able to work flexible hours; mainly Wednesday – Friday late afternoons and weekend days. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: • • • •

Organized, Prompt and Outgoing Teachable and easy to talk to Able to work at least 8 hours per week Sales experience a plus, but not required M I L D R E D M I L L E R E S T AT E A U C T I O N S U N . M AY 4 • 1 1 A M 4 0 3 W O L L A R D B LV D . RICHMOND, MO 64085

Please submit application and resume to the: Liberty Tribune Attn: Circulation Sales Supervisor 104 N. Main St. Liberty, MO 64068.

210E changes to 10E, 13 Hwy., exit 13N, east on South St., north on Wollard. Parking across street in Shriner’s Lot

You may also e-mail your resume to kevin.quinn@npgco.com

AUTO: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4-door sedan, 143K, V-6 3800 series 2, PS, PB, AM/FM, remote start, new rebuilt transmission, new tie rod, elect. seat, like new rubber, reserve. ANT//COLL.: hp porc. (RS Prussia, RS Germany, O&EG Austria, Czech, Bavaria, Occ. Japan, ES Germany), Civil War cannon ball, dolls, sterling pilot’s wing pin, crocheted bedspread & doilies, books, Goebel Hummels, brass Thailand flatware set in case, GWTW lamp, framed & signed oils on canvas, early 1900s marigold carn. bowl, artist’s easel, 1980 Snow White 10” 1st issue plate from Mettlach Germany Collector’s Society in box, #2 CI bell on pole, magazines, Hazel Atlas glass butter churn, porch pitcher pump, scales, leather high-top button child’s shoes, duck decoys, concrete bird bath w/love birds, chromium coffee set, carved wood dual ink stand w/ china wells, canes, hp crm. can, fur cape, clocks (Regulators, kitchen, mantle, German cuckoo), lead crystal, paperweights, enameled amber liquor set. Selling at approx. 12:30: furn., Kenmore washer & elect. dryer, 20.8-cu.ft. Whirlpool refrigerator. 2nd ring begins at approx. 1 selling: hand & power tools, pull behind Rubbermaid dump cart, 16’ alum. ext. ladder, rods/reels, electronics, musical instruments, sm. appliances, robotic vacs, kilns, much misc. Terms: Cash or check w/proper ID. Concession. Restrooms.

EOE

515

Help Wanted

515

Help Wanted

ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE The Liberty Tribune is seeking an energetic Account Executive to sell print and online products to businesses in the Northland. Candidate should be highly motivated, CREATIVE, be able to manage multiple projects, and have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Social networking skills are a PLUS! Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required Compensation package includes: guaranteed base plus incentives, Benefits include: 401(k), health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, vacation and sick pay.

w w w. a n g e l f i r e . c o m / m o / d o u b l e d a u c t i o n DOUBLE D AUCTION SERVICE DAVID B. GREENWOOD • DON MANSELL 816-630-2109 KC# & FAX OR 816-419-7900 CELL

Email resume to: sandy.nelson@npgco.com or send to: Liberty Tribune 104 N. Main Liberty, MO 64068 EOE/Drug Free Workplace

Healthcare

550 562

654

Garage Sales

KC North- 64157

Healthcare

CMA • CNA • PCA FULL-TIME

Needed for a Liberty Retirement Home and assisted Living Facility. Looking for full-time day & evening shifts, will train. Mail resume to: 2115 Maturana Drive Liberty, MO 64068. Attention: Debbie Trimmer or e-mail to dtrimmer@ourladyofmercy.net

Hillview Nursing & Rehab is accepting applications for CNAs & CMT. All applicants can apply in person or send resume to: 220 O’Rourke Drive Platte City, MO (816)858-5222 Hillview Nursing & Rehab is accepting applications for RNs, & LPNs, and includes a $1,000.00 sign on bonus. All applicants can apply in person or send resume to: 220 O’Rourke Drive Platte City, MO (816)858-5222

Hunters Glen Subdivision. 1 mile north of 291 on North Stark. Sat., May 3 • 8am to 5pm

Liberty- 409 Stuart St., Fri. & Sat. 8a-12p. Furniture, power & hand tools, dishes, china cabinet, lots of household items. Liberty- 433 Circle Dr., Sat. 8am-? Bowflex, ext. ladder, dining table & chairs, bar & stools, air compressor, electronics, home decor, linens, DVDs, & Garfield collectibles. Liberty- 64068

Duncan Fields subdivision, south of Liberty Hospital off Glen Hendren Dr. and Northwyck Dr. Sat., May 3 • 8am - 5pm.

Liberty- 64068

Garage Sales

650 654

Garage Sales

Gladstone-

Hills of Oakwood subdivision, south of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church on North Church Road. Sat., May 3 • 8am - 5pm.

654

Garage Sales

Parkview Meadows

Liberty-

Fri - Sat 2 families- May 2 & 3 • 9a-3pm, girls clothing, shoes, toys, 2T-5T, boys clothing, shoes, toys 4T-7, misc. baby, household & home decor, also women’s & men’s clothing. 8ft Ficus tree, lots of books, office supply & crafts. All items are from nonsmoking/pet free home. 4103 NE 71st Ct. Gladstone- Garage Sale, Thurs. May 8, 8am-5pm, clay pots, statuary, furniture, golf, decor, bear collection, and much more. 1701 NE 77th St. KC North 64155-

Wellington Way & Withers Rd (across from Liberty Post Office) Annual Cappa Delta Phi Zeta Iota Garage Sale, 1429 Woodbury, Sat. only, 7a-1p, look for signs. China cabinet, housewares, kitchen items, assorted adult & child clothing, shoes, crib, high chair, lots of misc., too much to list. Liberty- OPEN HOUSE May 3 • 1-4PM. It is come and go and meet 16 local vendors from Mary Kay to Fitness. You won’t want to miss this fun little ladies event. 1142 Guinevere Dr.

Plattsburg- 308 S. 8th St., Moving Sale, Fri. & Sat, 8am. New limited edition Dale Earnhardt Jr. back pack cooler, saws, drills, roofing tools, table saw, hardware, yard containers, piano, furniture, dorm fridge, wing back wicker chairs, wrought iron furniture, mens/womens golf clubs, bedding, vacuums, small appliances, few antiques

770

Miscellaneous

Vote now for your favorite Northland businesses. It’s easy! just log on to www.BestoftheNorthland.net to cast your vote. Voting ends at 5pm on Friday, May 2, 2014. JUST CURIOUS 7115 N. LOCUST GLADSTONE • (816) 214-8761 TUES-SAT 10A-5P SUN 11A-3P

772

Musical Instruments

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

South KC- 8818 N McGee, 64115, May, 1, 2, 3 • 9am-5pm, tools, sofa bed, recliners & lots of misc.

For information call

Liberty-64068

700 Brooklyn Highlands subdivision. 152 HWY to N. Indiana, North to NE Barry Rd., West to N. Prospect, North to 92nd St. Sat. May 3• 8am to 5pm

Clay Brooke subdivision, south of Liberty on 291 to Ruth Ewing Road, east to Clay Brooke Drive. Sat., May 3 • 8am - 5pm

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

Household Goods

Brown microfiber, couch, loveseat, round wood coffee table, excellent condition, must sell $300, 816-6060800 Refrigerator- 26 cu.ft., SxS, very good condition,Place $350. Call between DEADLINE your ad IS 4 P.M. TUESDAY . 9a-3p 816-454-5510. TODAY! CALL 816.454.9661

CLASSIFIEDS

www.kccommunitynews.com

Pets/Supplies

800 821

Registered Pets

AKC reg. Bull Terriers, 3 females, 4 males. Asking $1000.00. (816)5912000.

kccommunitynews.com Click Classifieds

1389

Trailers

1000 1015

Livestock

PRAIRIE’S EDGE FARM Offering Alpacas for sale at very reasonable prices. Also for sale beautiful Alpaca fleece, yarn & lots of wool blended roving for spinning, crafting (Cormo, Merino, Targhee, BFL, Sheltand & more). Call or text Kathleen at 913-909-9801.

Transportation

1300 1340

Autos

1996 Impala SS, 39,871 miles, 1owner, loaded. $8,800.00. 816-4554356.

Merchandise 760

Farmers Market

For Sale: 1998 Mustang Convertible. For Parts. Call 816-877-6996

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

Montana 2002 • 32’, 2 slides, 2955 RL, new AC. Excellent condition. 816-213-1408 or 816-914-8792

Wanted Automotive

1390

CASH !!!!

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

DEADLINE IS 4Call P.M. TUESDAY.

Place your ad

TODAY! 1400

An Expert

Appliance CALL 816.454.9661 Repair

1420

CLASSIFIEDS

Washer & Dryer Repair & For Sale 816-436-3914

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T H U R S D A Y, M A Y 1 , 2 0 1 4 1422

Asphalt/ Driveway

1527

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.

1580

A L L T H I N G S M E TA L Appliances • Water Heaters Furnaces • AC Units Outdoor Items • Scrap Metal 816-558-2068

1600

Home/Business Cleaning

1540

Misc. Services

Butler for Hire for professionals that need errands run, personal shopping and cleaning done, etc.... (816)352-7717- Kim

FREE PICK UP

Handyman Services

Handyman services- fix or repair most anything inside & out also windows, doors, siding, guttering, build decks. Call 816-589-7057, or 816-630-8582.

Haul/Trash Removal

1530

J&M Pavement Maint.- Home driveway sealing/crack filling, free estimates, 20 yrs. exp. 816-772-2646.

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CLASSIFED

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

Painting

Bailey Painting LLC Interior/Exterior Painting Firefighter Owned & Operated Call Ben for free est. 816-217-3360 Interior Painting, wallpaper hanging & removal, 15+ yrs. exp. Free estimates. Gail Hunter 816-456-4072.

Sell it in the Classifieds! Call 816.389.6618

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

1600

1720

Painting

S & F PAINTING Interior/Exterior, Paperhanging Residential/Comm. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates. 24 Years Experience

816-734-5580

Windows & Screens Washed & Cleaned. Courteous Professional Service. 30 Years Experience. Call Tom at 816-429-8075

Roofing/ Guttering

1635

Window Cleaning

Roofing, shingle, flat, cedar, shake, etc, Repair & tearoff. Remodeling, kitchen, bath, basement, etc. Tile & hardwood floors. References & Insured. Call Eddie (816)341-1760.

PETS

HELP WANTED Check out the

$25.00

opportunities in this week’s classifieds.

CALL TO PLACE YOUR AD TODAY

GO ONLINE.

kccommunitynews.com

HERE’S MY CARD

Litter Special

• 4 lines • 4 weeks

816.389.6618

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

BLACK DIRT / BOBCAT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Black Dirt Bobcat

Let’s Get Started on Your SPRING PROJECTS!

LAWN AND LANDSCAPE

Doug’s

PO Box 197 Holt, MO 64048

LAWN CARE • Experienced • Reliable • Complete Lawn Care • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Landscaping

(Off-Duty Firefighter)

816-436-2191

Ben Richards 816.592.1306 www.BigBensHandyman.com

BUILDING/REMODELING

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

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

816-729-5532 CONCRETE

NEW CONCRETE or REPLACEMENT RAY COCHRAN & COMPANY, LLC 816-436-6100

Newcomer Plumbing 816 320 2780 816-320-2780 cell 816-885-7757

office

816-582-4526 Leave message we will respond.

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

PAINTING/WALLPAPERING

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Deck Repair ■ Painting Wood Rot ■ Roofing Licensed / Insured

(816) 424-3200

GUARANTEED GUTTERING

“WE DO EVERY HOME LIKE OUR OWN”

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

BUILDER’S CHOICE FOR OVER 50 YEARS! Driveways-Walks Garage Floors

PLUMBING

Patios Color Stamped

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

THE PAINT/ PAPER SPECIALIST

Garbage disposals Faucets repaired & replaced Remodel plumbing services

TREE SERVICE

Advanced Tree Experts North • Trimming • Removal • • Storm Reconstruction • Fully Insured/Licensed Master Arborists 14 Years in Business

741-0456 5704 North Beaman We Care about Your Trees

QUALITY INSTALLATION CLEAN REMOVAL PLUS WALL & TRIM REPAINTING

DAYS & EVENINGS ✰ JOHN TUBBS

(816) 678-4962

WWW.COCHRANCONCRETECONSTRUCTION.COM

Licensed

HANDYMAN

Insured

SUMMA HOME

IMPROVEMENT 816-532-4626

HEATING & COOLING

GLADSTONE

•Interior & Exterior Painting Residential & Commercial •New Decks & Restain OldDecks •Fascia, Soffit & Siding Repair •Foundation Crack Repair •Kitchen & Bath Remodel •Guttering & Gutter Covers

FURNACE & A/C Co. 303 NE 58th Street Gladstone, MO 64118

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

816.452.0400 CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE OR

Visit us @ www.gladstonefurnace-ac.com

Days Tree Service 27+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE FREE ROOM MEASURES

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

INTERIOR/ EXTERIOR PAINTING

Power Washing - Wall Paper Repair Trim & Decks

$50 Off

35 Years Exp. ~ Licensed & Insured

any $500 Job

(816)424-3200

HOME STAGING

Let Me Rearrange You

NO JOB TOO SMALL

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the best of FURNACE WITH making ou have! what you CENTRAL A/C Installed $3695 Judy Evans + TAX

75,000 BTU (80% efficiency) with 2.5 Ton Air Furnace only $1,495 Call us for other sizes

www.northlandheatcool.com

WE INSTALL Mon-Fri

(816) 436-9988

A & J Lawn Care Mowing • Weed Eating Fertilizing Leaf Removal • Mulching

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816-714-9483

Darrell Day

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ED TATUM TREE AND LAWN SERVICE 816-807-9963 Monday-Saturday

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

Free Estimates and Senior Discounts Serving the Northland For 19 Years

816.781.2688

LAWN AND LANDSCAPE

Tree Removal • Trimming • Topping Brush Chipping • General Junk Hauling Licensed • Insured • Free Estimates

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gladstone Dispatch A7

Tea time on May 10 at Atkins-Johnson Farm A lifelong tea lover from a region known for its tea production will be the guest speaker at an afternoon tea Saturday, May 10, at the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum. The event, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the lawn of the historic farmhouse, will offer a special collection of tea party-themed refreshments and gourmet hot and iced brews. Guests are encouraged to wear a favorite vintage or modern hat. The featured speaker, Nancy Schneider, is a local tea expert and

On the Record APRIL 10

PROPERTY

■■ 7000 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY

■■ 7400 BLOCK OF N PARK AV/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY

■■ 6100 BLOCK OF N ANTIOCH RD/AUTO THEFT

■■ N PROSPECT AV AND NE 64TH ST/NARCOTICS PARAPHERNALIA

■■ 6100 BLOCK OF N BROADWAY/BURGLARY

APRIL 14

■■ 6000 BLOCK OF N EUCLID AV/FAMILY OFFENSE ■■ 700 BLOCK OF NE 68TH ST/ DISORDERLY CONDUCT

■■ 5700 BLOCK OF N INDIANA AV/DEATH INVESTIGATION DOA ■■ 2200 BLOCK OF NE 71ST ST/NARCOTICS POSSESSION

■■ 6900 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/DISORDERLY CONDUCT ■■ 7100 BLOCK OF N EUCLID CT/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

■■ 6000 BLOCK OF N ANTIOCH RD/STEALING ■■ NE 66TH ST AND N PROSPECT AV/NARCOTICS POSSESSION

APRIL 11 ■■ NE 61ST ST AND N OAK TFWY/NARCOTICS POSSESSION

APRIL 15

PROPERTY ■■ NW 71ST TER AND N BROADWAY/NARCOTICS POSSESSION

■■ 3200 BLOCK OF NE 59TH ST/DISORDERLY CONDUCT ■■ 6900 BLOCK OF N OLIVE ST/ ASSAULT ■■ 400 BLOCK OF NE 76TH TER/STEALING

APRIL 21 ■■ 7000 BLOCK OF N OLIVE ST/ DISORDERLY CONDUCT ■■ 100 BLOCK OF NW 65TH ST/ DISORDERLY CONDUCT ■■ 6500 BLOCK OF N HARRISON ST/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

■■ 7100 BLOCK OF N PROSPECT AV/STEALING

■■ 7200 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/ASSAULT

■■ 6300 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/STEALING

■■ NE 68TH TER AND N BALES AV/NARCOTICS POSSESSION

■■ 5900 BLOCK OF N PARK AV/ ASSAULT

■■ 7100 BLOCK OF N BROADWAY/NARCOTICS POSSESSION

■■ 7000 BLOCK OF N PARK AV/ DISORDERLY CONDUCT

■■ 300 BLOCK OF NW 63RD ST/AUTO THEFT 4/11

APRIL 16 ■■ 400 BLOCK OF NE 76TH TER/AUTO THEFT ATTEMPTED ■■ 5900 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/STEALING

APRIL 12

■■ 7000 BLOCK OF N HOLMES ST/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

■■ NE 67TH TER AND N ANTIOCH RD/NARCOTICS POSSESSION

■■ 7100 BLOCK OF N KINGSTON CT/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

■■ 6100 BLOCK OF N TRACY AV/ASSAULT ■■ 7100 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/STEALING

APRIL 17

■■ 7200 BLOCK OF N M1 HWY/ STEALING ■■ NE 72ND ST AND N ANTIOCH RD/NARCOTICS POSSESSION ■■ 2700 BLOCK OF NE 69TH ST/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

APRIL 13 ■■ 7700 BLOCK OF N M1 HWY/ NARCOTICS POSSESSION ■■ 3500 BLOCK OF NE 67TH ST/DISORDERLY CONDUCT ■■ 100 BLOCK OF NW 67TH ST/ BURGLARY ■■ 7400 BLOCK OF N BROOKLYN AV/ DESTRUCTION OF

■■ BLOCK OF NE 61ST ST/ DISORDERLY CONDUCT ■■ 6900 BLOCK OF N BROADWAY/ASSAULT

APRIL 22 ■■ 7200 BLOCK OF N M1 HWY/ NARCOTICS POSSESSION ■■ NE 60TH TER AND N GARFIELD AV/STEALING ■■ 400 BLOCK OF NE 74TH TER/MISSING PERSON

APRIL 23 ■■ 6100 BLOCK OF N TRACY AV/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

■■ 3900 BLOCK OF NE 59TH TER/STEALING

■■ 600 BLOCK OF NE 66TH TER/AUTO THEFT

■■ 400 BLOCK OF NE 76TH TER/STEALING

■■ 6000 BLOCK OF N ANTIOCH RD/STEALING

■■ 6800 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/TRESPASSING

■■ 3000 BLOCK OF NE 59TH TER/BURGLARY

APRIL 18 ■■ 6300 BLOCK OF N FLORA AV/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

APRIL 19 ■■ 2400 BLOCK OF NE 70TH ST/DESTRUCTION OF

Garden ’N Grow to be Mondays June 2 to Aug. 7 in Gladstone

The University of Missouri Extension Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City will hold a Garden ’N Grow summer program for youth ages 9 to 13. Participants will learn about vegetable gardening, and cultivate science, math and language arts skills. The goals of Garden ’N Grow are to “experience the fun of gardening, to enjoy a feeling of success and to have the satisfaction of sharing harvested food with those in need,” according to a press release. Vegetables harvested from the gardens will be used by the participants at home and donated to local food agencies. The program emphasizes the development of the whole child and team building. The

■■ 1200 BLOCK OF NE 67TH ST/STEALING ■■ 6400 BLOCK OF N PROSPECT AV/ASSAULT ■■ 7100 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/FORGERY ■■ 7100 BLOCK OF N OAK TFWY/DISORDERLY CONDUCT

Don’t leave home without the newspaper! Take a photo with the Gladstone Dispatch and send it to gladstonenews@npgco.com

Master Gardeners of Kansas City uses cooperative teaching skills to educate participants about seeds, garden planning and design, site preparation, soils, plant growth and development, costs of production, garden pests, plant health, human nutrition, food value, local food needs, and horticulture career opportunities. Each master gardener is trained by University of Missouri Extension specialists. Garden ’N Grow will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays June 2 to Aug. 7 at two locations: Gladstone and Platte Woods. The cost is $45 per child and includes workbooks, games, crafts, garden supplies and T-shirt. For more information, call 252-5051.

Betty Jo Bowles Betty Jo Bowles, 75, died April 25, 2014, surrounded by her family. Survivors include: husband Jim; Son, Lucky; Daughter, Lori; grandchildren: Tim Mynatt, Trae Ellsworth, Daren Bowles, Darrell Bowles, and David Bowles; great grandchildren, Sophia, Silas, and Ethan. Donations may be made to The National Kidney or Liver Association. Condolences for the family may be left at ChurchArcherPasley. com (Arr: Church-ArcherPasley Funeral Home, 119 E. Franklin St., Liberty, MO 64068 816-781-2000)

John Holton John Holton, 64, died April 25, 2014. Survivors include wife, Betty Holton; daughter, Brandy (Jim) Honn; grandchildren, Hannah and Brendan; son, Kevin Steverson; sister, Maureen Holton.. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 30, 2014, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church KCMO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Pius X High School or VFW Post 7356. Memories of John may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com

Vincent E. Reynolds Vincent E. Reynolds, 42, of KCMO died April 21, 2014. Survived by children, Emma Kathryn and Kyle Matthew Reynolds; parents, Larry and Joyce Cossey; siblings: Dawn Huff, Lisa Cox, Redonna York, Wayne Russell. A memorial service celebrating Vince’s life was April 26, 2014 at the Vineyard Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vincent E. Reynolds Memorial Fund. Memories of Vince and condolences may be left at meyersfuneralchapel.com.

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‘tea moments’ Nancy has enjoyed makes her a firm believer that fine quality teas should be accessible to everyone who is open to the experience. Her selection of fine loose leaf teas is a testament of her devotion and respect to the artistry of tea.” Tickets to the afternoon tea are $15. Seats for the afternoon tea are limited and include a chance to win springtime door prizes. To make a reservation, call 423-4107. The museum is located at 6607 NE Antioch Road in Gladstone.

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Tr i- Count y Mental Health Services Older Adult Outreach Coordinator Emily Roper-Parsons has been named to the National Council On Aging Falls Free Hall of Fame for her efforts to educate the community about fall injuries among older adults. Roper-Parsons was honored for her work building a website, www.seniorfallsprevention.org, and a related FaceBook page. The site promotes the Senior Falls Prevention Coalition of Clay and Platte Counties, which works to reduce falls by older adults through awareness, education and access to resources. “Falls are serious among older adults and often lead to injuries which can reduce quality of life,”

she said. “In many cases, the right knowledge and effort can prevent or reduce the incident of falls, allowing people to live longer, happier lives.” T he Senior Fa lls Prevention Coalition of Clay and Platte Counties was also recognized for a research project with the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies. The team worked with adults over the age of 65 who were not involved in any type of strength training program to determine how to best improve their strength and reduce accidents. Their research has been selected for publication in Nursing Research. Roper-Parsons chairs the coalition’s Outreach Committee.

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K-9 on road to recovery Sheriff’s department canine requires surgery to restructure ACL By Ryne Dittmer Sgt. Kevin Kendrick of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is anxiously awaiting the return of his K-9 Unit partner, Matty. Kendrick has served without Matty since the service dog suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury March 21 during a routine game of catch at the department’s office in downtown Liberty. “I was writing a report about 6 a.m., and he was on the floor chomping on a ball. I said, ‘We’ve got about an hour, I’m gonna get you in the car and you can take a nap,’â€? said Kendrick. “I took his ball away from him and said, ‘One last throw down the hallway.’ He went down and got the ball and came back and didn’t show any signs of injury. I took him home, and when he got out he was limping.â€? After noticing the injury, Kendrick took Matty to the veterinarian, who quickly identified the problem. “As soon as I took him in, she said it was his ACL. She said it was a common injury for working dogs,â€? Kendrick said. Matty would undergo surgery 10 days later on March 31. During the two-hour procedure, veterinarians at BluePearl Animal Hospital in Overland Park, Kan., restructured the ACL in Matty’s right rear leg using a titanium plate, six titanium screws and titanium piano wire. “He’s the $6 million dog,â€? Kendrick joked. The $2,684 surgery was provided by the department’s K-9 fund, which relies on donations and community support. The animal hospital provided the surgery, which can run upward of

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Matty rests after completing a two-hour surgery in March to repair the ACL on his back right leg. The procedure placed a titanium plate and six titanium screws into his leg.

DOGS ON PATROL Matty and Ram are the two dogs in the Clay County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. Matty has been on duty since the summer of 2010. Ram joined the department this past winter. Lt. Will Akin said the department had a goal of adding a third dog later this year. $3,000, to the department at a reduced cost. About two weeks after the surgery, Matty had begun to take walks again. While still stepping gingerly on his back right paw, Kendrick’s working partner has been making progress, the sergeant said. “I’ve been taking him on short walks. I’m really hoping for some warm weather so he can swim in the pool,� Kendrick said. “The vet said that would be good rehab because it would be low-impact.� Kendrick said the recovery was expected to take 12 weeks. Matty will return to the vet during week eight for a check up and X-rays. If Matty’s recovery has not progressed, the veterinarians may schedule a more comprehensive rehabilitation program.

 

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Clay County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kevin Kendrick poses with his K-9 Unit partner, Matty. Matty is recovering from an ACL injury and reconstructive surgery in March. After a 12-week rehabilitation, Matty is expected to return to his work with the department this summer.

Since getting back on his paws, Matty has made a few trips to the sheriff’s office, something Lt. Will Akin said the department’s personnel had enjoyed. “We just don’t want to follow his recovery from afar. We want Matty to be a part of us,� Akin said. Matty’s injury has led the department to begin to consider purchasing health insurance for its K-9 Unit dogs. “They’re gonna get hurt. They just go so full throttle all the time. He’s run into trees and bushes, poked his eye, been stung by bees. Those things happen,� Kendrick said. Kendrick and Matty have worked as a team for the department since 2010. Matty is certified to identify marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, and has built a storied career, including making a drug bust his first day on the job. Kendrick said he looked forward to getting back to work with Matty this summer. “When I get dressed and leave, he’ll come to the top of the stairs and look at me with a look of depression,� Kendrick said. “But he’ll be back soon. He and I have a long career ahead of us.�

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Parents should do their research when buying playground equipment. Consumers can check with the Consumer Product Safety Commission for any litigation involving certain manufacturers or any product recalls. It may cost a little more to install a top-of-the-line playground set, but the peace of mind and reduced risk of injury is worth the extra cost.

Injuries frequently occur when children use equipment designed for older kids. Playgrounds are not one-sizefits-all. There are specific differences in the size and stature of younger children from older ones, as well as limitations in younger children’s development. Segregated playground areas, or those with groupings of equipment recommended for certain age groups, can help limit injuries. Preschool children need smaller steps and crawl spaces, while older children can utilize overhead bars that maximize upper-arm strength.

Adequate surfacing The CPSC says about 60 percent of all playground injuries result from falls from the structures. Although no fall is pleasant, the severity of injury resulting from a fall can be greatly reduced depending on how safe the surface material surrounding the equipment is. Blacktop, concrete or even grass can be painful to land on. However, loose-fill materials like pea gravel, sand, shredded rubber or mulch can soften falls. Plus, these materials are relatively low-cost and can be made from recycled items. But parents should know that loosefill materials must be maintained to ensure a safe level of thickness. A depth of 12 inches is often recommended.

Safely situated equipment Consider placing a piece of playground equipment under a shady area to keep children comfortable and safe from sunburns. Hot equipment can result in burns and being out in direct sunlight can also cause UV damage to the children’s skin. Structures should be situated so there are no obstructions or obstacles to any moving parts.

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death. Scared of all that I’d miss but mostly terrified of the void that they’d feel. And that is the what. The what that makes this parenting thing so freaking amazing. The indescribable pull that makes us say, even with bleary eyes and exhausted bodies, it is all worth it. I love them more than I love myself. And that simple act, of loving beyond what I’d ever imagined possible, gives my life a powerful value. My fears are not my weakness but an affirmation that I am worthy. I am valuable. I am necessary. I haven’t won the Nobel Peace Prize or conquered corporate greed. I haven’t journeyed the Amazon in search of a medical miracle. I haven’t fed starving children in Africa. But I am a Mother to three people. And they need me. So, until I know otherwise, the thought — however tiny the possibility — of leaving them permanently will make me cry obnoxiously in front of strangers. And that’s OK with me. Betsy Lee is a Kansas City journalist and columnist. She can be reached at contactbetsylee@gmail.com.

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be able to rent a house or condo for a week so you will have more room to stretch out — something that is advantageous with an entire family in tow — and a kitchen to make a few meals “at home.” This saves on expenses and arguments over when and where to dine out. Plan activities around your youngest traveler. While you may want to scale mountains or dive the depths of the ocean, having a young child in tow may hamper some of these intense plans. That isn’t to say you cannot try things outside of the comfort zone. While you may not be able to scuba dive, you may be able to snorkel with a toddler coasting along on an inflatable raft. Or, you may need to bring a child carrier along for a challenging hike. Cater to your “weakest link” so you are not left with high expectations and cranky kids.

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Schedule some down time to just enjoy your surroundings. The vacation cannot be all about a strict itinerary. With children along for the experience, they’ll appreciate some moments to just venture and explore or engage in some imaginative play. Don’t feel the need to over-schedule every minute of the vacation. Otherwise you may leave feeling more spent than relaxed. Don’t cut too many corners. A couple traveling may be able to make due with the bare minimum, but the entire family traveling together will benefit from some creature comforts. It could be wise to fly to your destination rather than enduring 12 hours of the dreaded “Are we there yet?” chant. Find a hotel that will offer some of the kids’ favorite cable channels, so they can catch up on cartoons while parents are sleeping in. Opt for the two-room suite rather than the efficiency if you can afford it, so that everyone will have more elbow room. Splurge on that goofy $20 photo that shows the entire clan mouths agape while riding down the log flume. Create memories that you will want to recall for all of the good reasons instead of the poor ones — Metro Creative

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Combine marinade ingredients in medium bowl and mix well. Place ribs in a large GLAD zipper bag and pour in marinade ensuring ribs are fully covered. Set aside and marinate for 2 hours, or overnight in refrigerator.

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Set up two-zone fire for indirect grilling with Kingsford charcoal by situating charcoal on only one side of grill, leaving other side void. Heat to 400°F.

Contest. These include seasonings and marinades used to flavor food before grilling; smoky flavors that emerge during grilling itself (from

Lightly oil grill. Remove ribs from marinade and dispose of excess liquid. Place ribs, bone side down, over direct heat and cover grill for 6-8 minutes. Then turn ribs and cover for another 6-8 minutes. Continue this process for 45 minutes to an hour or until ribs are tender.

wood chips, planks or sauces or seasonings applied while cooking); and finishing sauces applied after the food is removed from the heat. To create dishes full of flavor this grilling season, follow these tips from Davis: Tenderize with marinades. Marinades transform tougher cuts of meat into flavorful and tender options. KC Masterpiece marinades will penetrate meat in 30 minutes, adding flavor and increasing tenderness.

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Give your grill a good cleaning Begin by removing the cooking grids, grates and burners from your grill. Brush the inside of the oven with a sturdy bristle brush to remove the build-up of grease. Using a grill cleaner, scrub the inside and outside of the oven and then rinse with water. Never use oven cleaner on your grill since it is corrosive and can damage the other components.

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Spring fever is in full swing, and kids are spending more time outdoors participating in activities such as bike riding, skateboarding, running — and as soon as summer comes, swimming. All are welcome activities but should come with some extra precautions to keep children safe — and every parent wants to avoid trips to an emergency room.

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riding is one of the most important things riders can do to protect themselves. Check helmet size and adjust straps for a snug fit. Liberty Police Officer Rob Bratcher, who is the school resource officer for Liberty Public Schools, said failing to wear a helmet — even in the family’s driveway — can result in head injuries. “More kids get head injuries riding their bicycles than playing football,” he said. Bratcher said drivers could help keep children safe by slowing down on neighborhood streets. “Kids easily can pop out from behind parked cars and mailboxes,”

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Fiber is another friend to people who want to stop overeating. Fiber not only helps people feel full faster but also helps them feel full for longer periods of time. The body needs time to process a meal that’s rich in fiber, so you are less likely to feel full shortly after eating a meal that’s high in fiber. In addition, high-fiber foods tend to be high-volume as well, so you will fill up on them without eating lots of calories. That’s a benefit to people looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Overeating is a hurdle many people must clear as they attempt to adopt healthier lifestyles. But a few simple tricks makes it easy to avoid overeating without fighting constant feelings of hunger. — Metro Creative

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Improves levels of happiness Studies show that smiling is effortless and immediate. It has been proven that smiling can actually make you happier. In the

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Book Buzz: All aboard Clear the way, your bee buddy’s coming through, tooting his horn about his May Book Buzz picks, a trio of superlative train books. His “All Aboard” theme is sure to keep you on the reading track, eager to take The Bee Line to your library and load up your backpacks with books. Until the next stop, keep “Paging On!”

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker The railroad crew’s got lots to do in “Steam Train, Dream Train” by Sherri Duskey Rinker with shades-of-blue-eveningillustrations by Tom Lichtenheld. Put on your pretend and chug along, as a boy slumbers, with his toy train at the foot of his bed. The child dreams that every car his mighty steam engine pulls has a purpose and “each worker knows what to do. Quick! Before it gets too late, start to load up all the freight.” A pack of crazed monkeys packs the boxcar, with hoppin’ help from a bevy of bunnies and a plodding camel, hefting blocks and erector sets. Down the line, chubby pink elephants fill their trunks to the brim with pastel paints earmarked for the tankers, while bears and penguins load the refrigerated reefer car with ice cream sundaes, stopping occasionally to chill out with a cone. Everyone from dinosaurs to kangaroos to giraffes jump a ride on the train too — “Steam train, dream train … chhhhh … goodnight.”

dad. That leaves the boy time to derail a scheme a bold, bad guy has planned to nab a golden spike locked inside a funeral car carrying the body of a deceased railroad magnate. Will knows all about the treasure; he was there three years before when the last rail was laid, and the spike was driven into place. In those days, Will and his father, a simple railroad laborer, were poor, but when Will saved the spike from the same bad guy that’s still after it, the railroad magnate rewarded his dad with cash and prestige. When the Boundless is ready for her first trip West, Will and his father are invited along on the trip that nearly turns deadly, but also offers Will the chance to perform with a circus onboard the train. That’s how he meets Maren, a girl with a gift for tightrope walking. They join forces and get a key to the funeral car that unlocks the key to happiness for several characters, bad and good, in a book that’s chugga, chugga, choo-choo great. And that’s no clicketyclack.

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All hail “Locomotive,” a new Caldecott winner by Brian Floca — feel the earth quake, the vibration in your chest as “the iron horse, the great machine … 50 feet and 40 tons” pulls into the station. It’s 1869, and your mother, sister and you are traveling the newly constructed Union Pacific Line to meet your dad out West. The line extends from Nebraska to Sacramento, California, turning a journey that once took months into a fourday ride on the rails. All phases of the journey, including train mechanics, are explored as the engine passes through the Platte River Valley, the Utah Territory and other locales you’ve only read about in newspapers. Along the way, you and yours will dive into chicken stew and antelope chops at railroad restaurants — but hurry — only 20 minutes to eat before it’s back in the train. Hours are passed, reading, sleeping and playing cards, while your destination draws ever nearer, the engine huffing to pull its load through tunnels and up mountaintop summits. Finally you arrive, happy to be reunited with your dad, all “thanks to the locomotive.”

Dr. Brook Derenzy has travelled full-circle with his return to Missouri. Originally from Fulton, Missouri, Dr. Derenzy graduated Cum Laude from Westminster College in 1997 with his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He then moved to Texas and attended dental school at the prestigious University of Texas-San Antonio Health Science Center (UTHSCSA), where he was Class President and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003. He and his wife Lamar then moved from San Antonio to Bend, Oregon, where Dr. Derenzy was in private practice for nine years. While in Bend, he & his wife had two daughters, Sophia and Olivia. With the growth of his family, Dr. Derenzy decided to sell his practice and move closer to home. Passionate about dentistry, Dr. Derenzy has been an avid proponent of technology in his years as a dentist. Down-to-earth in his approach to his patients, Dr. Derenzy creates relationships that seem more akin to friendship.

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 first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel It’s full steam ahead for “The Boundless,” an adventure by Kenneth Oppel complete with sasquatches, circus feats, mechanical puppets and a futuristic train that defies belief. The Boundless is a wonder, over five miles long, and commandeered by Will’s

Seaport Family Dentistry specializes in beautifying smiles,maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance. Our experienced and friendly staff takes great pride in keeping your smile beautiful.

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