Free dental care at UMKC
AREA | The School of Dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City provides about $20,000 worth of free fillings and deep cleanings one weekend every year.
Fourth-year dental students are seeking patients who qualify to receive the free treatment. People of any income level can participate, but eligibility depends on dental and health conditions. To find out if you are eligible, you must attend a screening session on Feb. 21 or Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until noon. For more information and to schedule an appointment for a screening, call 816-945-4337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vital records available
KANSAS CITY | Birth and death certificates for Kansas City can now be obtained at the Health Department’s Northland satellite office, 4420 N.E. Chouteau Trafficway, Kansas City, North.
The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Northland office, as well as the downtown office at 2400 Troost Ave., can provide Missouri birth certificates from 1920 to the present and statewide death certificates from 1980 to the present. Fees for the records are $10 to $15.
Records may also be requested by mail or online at www.kcmo.gov/health/. Call 816-513-6309 for information.
Year-long traffic snag on U.S. 40
JACKSON COUNTY | Construction has started on westbound U.S. 40 at Lee’s Summit Road and will continue for at least a year, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Crews will close various lanes of the highway to improve the intersection. Lanes closures are possible until Feb. 4, 2016, on westbound U.S. 40 at Lee’s Summit Road from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and on eastbound U.S. 40 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Some of the work may occur during the evening hours. All work is weather dependent.
For more information about MoDOT projects, visit www.modot.mo.gov/kansascity.