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Celebrating 35 years of 911 service in the Kansas City region, the Mid-America Regional Council honored emergency dispatchers and calltakers for the vital role they play in public safety at the Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration and Outstanding Performance Awards this spring.

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SMITHVILLE — As his loved ones looked on from a picnic area on the bank Smithville Lake at the Bonebender Trailhead, five boat crews including park rangers, an Arkansas dive team and the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a second day of searching for Charles Roe, 37, of Smithville on F…

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LIBERTY — The Northland Art League will host its annual pleine air event this year in downtown Liberty. The league will kick off the event with a quick paint competition on Saturday, June 2. This competition is open to anyone. Cash will be awarded to the winning art entry, and the art will b…

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LIBERTY — Two Liberty students have taken lead roles in Christian Youth Theatre's Kansas City East production of “Seussical.” Heritage Middle School eighth-grader Ava Wolesky plays the role of Gertrude McFuzz, and Warren Hills Elementary School third-grader Jillian Downing is Jojo.

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SMITHVILLE — A first-ever golf tournament benefiting the crisis intervention team of Clay, Platte and Ray counties will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, 18212 Golf Course Road.

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Now is the time of year many species of wildlife are having young. Trees are full of nests with baby birds and young squirrels, deer are having fawns, and foxes and coyotes are tending to their dens. The problem is that humans often find these baby animals and wonder what to do with them.

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KEARNEY — Clad in their spring and summery best complete with corsages, mothers who are residents at Westbrook Care Center were the center of attention as their children, loved ones, Westbrook staff and volunteers doted on them during the center’s annual Mother’s Day Tea on Friday, May 11.

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In their first tournament ever, 13 competitors from Pride Martial Arts in Smithville captured 26 awards out of the 1,400 competitors from five states April 28 in Independence. Addeline Kelley took third in state in the weapons competition,while Zachary Lynn finished first in state in forms a…

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Virginia French, 89, Smithville, MO passed away, Friday, May 1…

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Gary Wayne Kirrane, 63, of Liberty, MO, passed away May 17, 20…

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On an occasion recorded in the ninth chapter of Luke, the recently called apostles approached their leader about something that had been troubling them. A short time earlier, they witnessed a man performing acts of kindness and power in the name of Christ. This bothered them because, as they…

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I’m Mormon and my whole life I’ve had to deal with criticism for my beliefs. When I tell people I’m Mormon, some people completely shut me out, even people I think I’m getting closer to. I get it if people disagree with what I believe in, but I don’t understand why some people ignore me as a…