Park receives accolades
Park University has the ninth least-expensive tuition and fees among private colleges and universities in the United States for the 2015-16 academic year, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Park’s tuition totals $11,800 for two semesters.
Park has also been rated in the top for annual return on investment by the 2015 PayScale College ROI Report on private colleges and universities.
For students who live on campus and do not receive financial aid, Park ranked second in private colleges with a 9.5 percent annual return on investment, behind Brigham Young University, which placed first. When financial aid is included for those living on campus, Park ranked 15th among private colleges with a 12.7 percent return on investment.
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Medicare Open Enrollment Event
Northland Shepherd’s Center will become a Medicare open enrollment event for seniors who want to learn more about prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans.
Appointments with trained counselors can be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by calling 816-452-4536. Seniors should bring their Medicare card and a list of their medications with them.
“If that day does not work for people, they can call us and we can set up a time where they can meet one-on-one with someone on a different day,” said social worker Miranda Wilson who is CLAIM coordinator with Northland’s Shepherd Center.
Open enrollment dates are Oct. 15-Dec. 7.
The Northland Shepherd’s Center is at 4805 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City, North.
Antique Appraisals Fair
The Clay County Museum and Historical Society will host an Antique Appraisals Fair 1-4:30 a.m., Sunday at the Clay County Museum, 14 N. Main St., Liberty.
For $5, visitors receive a verbal valuation on an item or collection by expert appraisers Jason Roske of KCPT, and Steve Meirowsky of Whiteside Jewelry.
Proceeds will go to the Clay County Museum. Refreshments will be served.
“It’s a lot of fun,” said Jay Thorne, curator for the Clay County Museum. “We do get lines out the door sometimes People are a little excited about finding out; especially if the appraiser tells them it’s worth a lot, then they’ll go home and get something else.”
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Concert series at Park
The Halcyon Chamber Players will kick off Park University’s 2015-16 International Center for Music (ICM) Concert Series.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the Park campus.
The program will include music from the Belle Époque, a period of western European history dating from the early 1870s through the start of World War I.
The Halcyon Chamber Players is made up of cellist David Hardy, pianist Heng-Jin Park, and violist Yizhak Schotten. They will be joined by ICM faculty Ben Sayevich, violinist, and Daniel Veis, cellist.
Tickets are $10 for the public. Park students, faculty and staff, as well as children, are free.
Season tickets for the 2015-16 concert series are $40. For information go to www.park.edu/concert.
Liberty Fall Clean-up
Liberty’s annual Fall Clean Up begins Monday and runs throughout the week.
Residents may set out excess trash, furniture, carpet and other materials on their regular trash collection day. Items should be placed at curbside. While most discarded furniture will be picked up, heavy furniture, such as sofa sleepers, will not. Other items must not exceed 45 pounds or be longer than 4 feet. All items should be securely tied, bagged or bundled.
Other items that will not be picked up are tires, appliances, remodeling refuse, yard waste, concrete, rock and rubble.
Hazardous waste items will not be picked up but may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Liberty City Hall parking lot at Kansas and Missouri Streets at a Household Hazardous Waste (mobile collection site. Electronic waste will not be accepted. No business waste will be accepted. Persons must be Liberty residents or residents of communities that participate in the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Program. Call 816-701-8226 for information on those communities.
Tree limb debris can be taken to Liberty’s tree limb disposal site from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26-30, and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31. The site is a half mile east of Missouri 291 on new Missouri 210 Highway.
Liberty residents must provide proof of residency. Only tree limbs will be accepted.
Call 816-439-4514 for information.
Friday Fright Night in Gladstone
Gladstone’s annual Friday Fright Night for children is 6 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Park.
The event is for children 12 and under. The cost is $2 per child or two canned food items for each child. Donations will go to the Northland Christmas Store.
Fright Night is hosted by Gladstone Parks & Recreation and Gladstone Chamber of Commerce.
“There will be trick-or-treating and different activities for the kids and they will also get a snack, a hot dog and hot chocolate,” said Russ Collins, recreation specialist with Gladstone.
Oak Grove Park is at 76th and North Troost in Gladstone.
For information call 816-423-4091.
4-H youth receives honor
Madalyn Kandlbinder of Kansas City, North, received a top award in the State 4-H Fashion Revue in September on the University of Missouri campus.
Kandlbinder, 11, placed first in the Clothes You Make: Cotton Award — Junior Division. She was one of 117 youth who participated in the event statewide and one of four from Clay County.
“This contest is designed to be fun, while helping youth enhance their skills and knowledge about sewing, garment selection, knitting and crotchet and the importance of setting and achieving goals,” said Alison Copeland, MU 4-H youth specialist in a press release. “State 4-H Fashion Revue is also about exposing young people to the research, education and other efforts MU is doing in these areas. We want them to see what they might be able to do with their interests at a university like MU.”
Kandlbinder is the daughter of Debra and Daniel Kandlbinder.
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