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SMITHVILLE — Now that the city has entered into agreements with the Missouri Department of Transportation to take over parts of what where formally state highways, city leaders have approved name changes for the roadways.

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CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will soon resume work on the Missouri Highway 210 and Interstate 435 interchange improvement project. Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, March 2, and continuing through 5 a.m. Monday, March 5, crews will close all northbound and southbound la…

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LIBERTY — The city of Liberty seeks an artist, artists or an artist-led team to develop artwork for the wood panel wall that now screens the site of the 2016 building collapse at the corner of East Kansas and North Water streets in downtown Liberty, across from Liberty City Hall.

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With a built in Marvel fan base and sequels already in the works, the highly anticipated “Captain America" spinoff “Black Panther” is now the biggest Marvel movie box office opener ever with seemingly no foreseeable ceiling. And all this was achieved without playing to gender, race or even a…

  • By Kellie Houx kellie.houx@mycouriertribune.com
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LIBERTY — In late December, the Liberty City Council approved the renaming of the Liberty Parks and Recreation Charitable Fund to the Liberty Parks and Recreation Foundation and upped the membership from nine to 12.

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CLAY COUNTY — Mid-winter is that time of year when we are all getting “cabin fever” and are ready to enjoy the outdoors again. It can be very difficult to find an outdoor activity to enjoy in February. A great way to enjoy the wintertime is urban trout fishing.

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CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Conservation has scheduled five Wild Webcasts and Facebook Live events to take place over the course of the year.

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LIBERTY — The Northland Coalition, in partnership with Tri-County Mental Health Services, will present, Resilience: We Can Build It as the 2018 Northland Prevention Conference starting at 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 N. Missouri Highway 291, Liberty.

  • By Amanda Lubinski amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com
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To help educate the community on how adverse childhood experiences can negatively impact the person's development and how it links to later negative adulthood health outcomes, including the potential for suicide, Tri-County Mental Health Services joined with the Northland Coalition and Kearn…

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  • By Kellie Houx & Amanda Lubinski kellie.houx@mycouriertribune.com amanda.lubinski@mycouriertribune.com
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CLAY COUNTY — Health care professionals say it may be hard for family, friends or loved ones to know when or how to broach the subject of suicide with someone, but it is a conversation that must take place. Any comments made by someone, whether in a perceived joking or non-threatening manner…

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James Edward Partin, 88, of Liberty, MO, (formerly of Bethany …

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Clara J. Lineberry, 87, of Kearney, MO, passed away February 1…

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Under current law, the Missouri Rx Plan, established by the General Assembly to coordinate Missouri prescription drug assistance with Medicare benefits, is open only to Medicaid dual-eligible individuals — those qualifying for both Medicare and Medicaid — who fall beneath a specified income …

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