Recent News

  • 22 Jul 2016 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    Food Equality Initiative (FEI) and Community Assistance Council (CAC) are pleased to announce a partnership allowing families with food allergies and Celiac Disease more access to the foods needed to maintain their health. Beginning Friday, July 22, 2016, pantry services will begin for diagnosed families living in Missouri.

    Emily Brown, Chief Executive Office of FEI, says, “After opening our first location in Overland Park, Kansas, we quickly realized the transportation barrier for families in Missouri to reach our pantry. Common interests connected us with CAC, and talks began, resulting in a partnership to establish CAC-SAFE.”

    CAC-SAFE is the designation for those allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods that will be distributed through CAC. “A separate pantry name was needed, to help our staff and volunteers become cognizant of dietary requirements. SAFE stands for ‘Suitable Allergy Friendly Edibles’, and is a quick reference to those families using these services,” Carol Bird Owsley, Executive Director of CAC explained.

    Pantry services begin July 22, 2016, and appointments will be required. All families are screened through FEI. Eligibility requirements include income guidelines (at or below 250% of federal poverty level), a doctor’s diagnosis, and a physician’s signed diet order. At this time, services are only available to families diagnosed with food allergies or Celiac Disease.

    “Families experiencing these chronic allergies and Celiac Disease learn firsthand how expensive required foods are to purchase. Providing pantry options for them to shop for these foods takes away barriers that keep them from living healthy lives,” Ms. Brown states. “Especially for families first diagnosed, there is a huge learning curve regarding what is good for their family member, and what is bad. The stress can be overwhelming.”

    Ms. Owsley agreed, “Any way we can help a family—such as offering services closer to their homes, will enable them to better deal with the other concerns in their lives. We love this partnership, where we can use FEI’s expertise and knowledge, while helping Missouri families improve their situation.”

    CAC offers a variety of services to area residents, including a food pantry, clothes closet, rent/utility assistance and a host of seasonal programs. As the only social service agency physically located in south Kansas City, Missouri, they will be celebrating 40 years of service in September.

    A formal ribbon cutting ceremony for CAC-SAFE is planned for Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Community Assistance Council, for the formal opening of the pantry. A presentation of the need and impact to the community will be made with tours available.

  • 06 Jul 2016 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    The Grandview C-4 School District is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website The site is specifically designed to assist the public in finding information easily and staying up to date on news and announcements throughout the district.

    Our website will be an important tool for parents to connect with their student’s school. So we are pleased to now offer a website for each school, as well as Grandview Bright Futures and the Grandview Education Foundation, as one of the many features of this project.

    Other key features to the new website include:

    • A responsive web design which allows you easy access from your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.
    • The Superintendent’s Blog under ‘About Us’ is updated monthly and serves as an ongoing communication tool from our Superintendent to the community.
    • Board of Education section will keep you up-to-date on important decisions made by our school board through ‘Board Briefs.’ You can easily ‘subscribe’ to the briefs and be notified if there are updates.
    • The calendar features district and school-specific events. You can easily ‘subscribe’ to any school or our district’s calendar and have it added to your personal calendar.
    • Finding out bus routes and more can be accessed via the Transportation section.
    • The website features a scrolling marquee to notify the public of district/school notices or emergencies.
    • Contact us with questions or give feedback by using a simple form.

    We welcome your suggestions on the website and encourage you to look around and tell us what you think. 

  • 05 Jul 2016 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a 15-day public comment period for its proposed Revised Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Transfer of the Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, Missouri (DOE/EA-1947). The EA was prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which mandates that proposed federal actions be analyzed for any environmental impacts. The EA, original FONSI and proposed Revised FONSI can be viewed at the following website address:

    The public comment period will begin July 6, 2016, and end July 21, 2016. The public is being asked to comment on the proposed Revised FONSI for the addition of the General Service Administration’s 100 acres to the proposed action to transfer the 122-acre Kansas City Plant, currently owned by the

    DOE, to a new owner, and NNSA funding of demolition and site remediation.

    You may make a comment via either email or through traditional mail. You may send an email to: KCPFONSICOMMENTS@KCP.COM. Mail may be sent to the following address: Sybil Chandler, KCP Transfer FONSI Document Manager NNSA Kansas City Field Office, 14520 Botts Road Kansas City, Missouri 64147

  • 05 Jul 2016 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    MarksNelson LLC accounting and consulting firm is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Collyer, CPA from manager in the firm’s Assurance and Business Advisory Department, to partner.

    Collyer leads the Enterprise Resource Solutions team which provides Finance, Accounting and Enterprise Risk Management consulting services. He also specializes working with clients in the insurance industry administering attestation services to both life and health and P&C insurance companies.

    “Adam’s expertise, commitment, and innovation have a major impact on the firm and our clients,” said Managing Partner Mark Radetic. “We are honored to welcome him to the partner group, and we look forward to Adam’s leadership in the firm while he continues to deliver clients personalized services.”

    Collyer joined MarksNelson in 2011. Previously, he worked as senior manager at a Big Four accounting firm.

  • 13 Jun 2016 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    Kansas City, Missouri is hosting a great event on 21 September, it is the

    1st Annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair. This event will be held at

    Bartle Hall in KCMO and we are expecting at hundreds of companies and

    thousands of Veterans to attend. Not only will there be employers who are

    looking to take advantage of the unique skill sets our Veterans have, there

    will also be resources available to answer Veteran questions on everything

    from VA benefits to how to dress for an interview.

    If your company is interested in participating in Kansas City, Missouri's

    first big Veterans Event, just visit and click on

    the registration form. If you want your company to be even more involved

    please look at the Sponsorship form and help make this event truly

    meaningful and great. If you have any issues with the registration,

    sponsorship, or just have general questions you can call the KCMO Human

    Resources Office at 816-513-1903.

  • 13 Jun 2016 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    The University of Kansas Cancer Center is pairing local lifestyle experts with physicians to create a series of free events for women. The first is “Jeans/Genes” on June 28, 6-8:30 p.m. Local fashion expert Jennifer Niehouse will share tips on denim. Then genetic counselors will join Dr. Richard McKittrick to explain how knowing your family tree can help you proactively manage your health. Refreshments, door prizes and parting gifts. In the lobby of The University of Kansas Cancer Center – South, northwest of I-435 and Holmes Road at 1000 E. 101st. Terrace, Kansas City, MO, 64131. RSVP: 913-588-1227 or

  • 07 Jun 2016 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Adult undergraduate and graduate programs will be the focus of an open house on Thursday, July 14 on the campus of Avila University. The Avila admission staff will be speaking with adults interested in furthering their education and careers from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Whitfield Conference Center.

    Graduate representatives will be on hand from the departments of education, management, organizational development, psychology and MBA. In addition, undergraduate representatives will be available to discuss the business administration, corporate communication, healthcare management, human resources, psychology and RN to BSN programs.

    Avila University offers flexible and convenient scheduling, with most programs offering evening and online class options designed specifically to fit the needs of busy, working adults. Financial aid, tuition reimbursement and flexible payment options are available to those who qualify.

    Financial Aid and Career Services representatives will also be available at the event. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

    Avila University is located at the corner of 119th and Wornall Road in south Kansas City. The open house will be in the Whitfield Conference Center.

  • 26 May 2016 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. The Hickman Mills C-1 School District Nutrition Services team will serve breakfast, lunch and supper meals May 23 – June 20, Monday through Friday. Serving times vary by site; so we are asking parents to please check your building of choice to verify. There are no income or registration requirements, and any child under 18 may come eat for free.

    Summer 2016 serving sites are:

    • Ervin Early Learning Center
    • Dobbs Elementary
    • Burke Elementary
    • Ingels Elementary*
    • Smith-Hale Middle School (Breakfast and Lunch Only, no Supper)

    Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health & Senior Services partners with local organizations like the Hickman Mills C-1 School District, to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit

    For additional information, including all site specific serving times, contact 816-316-7104 or visit our website at

  • 23 May 2016 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    St. Joseph Medical Center has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

    To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability.

    “Because getting stroke victims treated quickly is so critical, we have a saying "Time is brain",” says Kathleen Henderson, regional stroke manager for St. Joseph. “This recognition shows our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely. Patients can trust they are getting the stroke care they need.” As further evidence of the high-level of stroke care St. Joseph provides, it is also a Certified Primary Stroke Center through the Joint Commission.

    Research has shown there are benefits to patients treated at hospitals that have adopted the Get with the Guidelines protocols. The program puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide. Hospital care teams can be confident the care they’re providing is aligned with the latest research-based guidelines.

    According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the Number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

  • 26 Apr 2016 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    Almar Printing is a local, family-owned offset/digital printing company that is celebrating 50 successful years in the ever changing printing industry.

    In 1966 Sam Gromowsky combined the names of his Mother, Alice, with the name of his wife, Mary. Sam wrote “Almar Printing” on a shingle and opened the door of his one man operation in his basement. In 1969, Sam and Mary moved Almar to the Waldo area, and in 1980, the company moved to its present location at 7735 Wornall. While Sam and Mary are still active in the company, it is their youngest son, Steve Gromowsky that runs the business today. “Having been literally born into the business, it is very exciting to be able to share this milestone with my parents, and to have them both remain active in the company today. The customers and employees of Almar Printing are all part of our extended family, and we are so appreciative that they’ve let us have the last 50 years of success together. We are very blessed.”

    Through the years Almar has been able to obtain and keep many of their early customers. Our first customer is still an active customer to this day. It is our goal to continue that customer growth and retention in the future.

    Almar will be having a celebration on April 27th with family, customers and friends to enjoy this great milestone. *event not open to general public, contact Shelby Burris to arrange press access.

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