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  • 04 Feb 2016 11:25 AM | Anonymous

    St. Thomas More will soon be having registration for the 2016-17 School. Registration dates will be February 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th and 25th. Returning students and new students may choose any time, either week, to register. School and Parish staff will help parents through the process during the following times: Tuesday-Thursday 8:15am-10am and 3pm-5pm. Wednesday 8:15am-10am and 3pm-7pm If you are not able to make one of these times for registration, you will need to make an appointment with the school office 816-942-5581 to complete your registration. If you would like a tour of school please contact the same number 816-942-5581. If you would like to discuss fees for the 2016-2017 school year please contact Tim Waris at the Parish office at 816-942-2492. 

  • 29 Jan 2016 12:48 PM | Anonymous

    The Grandview C-4 Board of Education has selected Mr. Kenny Rodrequez as the next Superintendent of the school district.

    The school board voted unanimously to approve a three year contract that will start July 1 of this school year.

     “We are pleased to have Mr. Rodrequez accept our offer of Superintendent.  His leadership skills and ability to motivate is something we admire.  He has an extensive background in districts with diverse populations and his passion for our district shows,” said Wayne Terpstra, BOE President. 

    Mr. Rodrequez is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Grandview C-4 School District.  He has held the position for nearly two years. Previously, he was the Director of Secondary Schools for the Kansas City Public School District.

  • 12 Jan 2016 9:37 AM | Anonymous

    Grandview High School would like to announce the formation of the inaugural GHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Nomination forms can be found on the district website (, GC-4’s central office, the high school office, and the athletic department office at GHS. Nomination forms are due to Steve Robertson, district athletic director by March 31st for consideration into the 2016 hall of fame inaugural class.

    For more information, contact

    Steve Robertson
    GC-4 Athletic Director


    Sheba Clarke
    Coordinator of Communications & Community Relations
    Grandview C-4 School District
    (816) 316-5021

  • 12 Jan 2016 8:44 AM | Anonymous

    John Shuchart, author of the humorous, new book “You are not the brightest of my four sons”…and other depressing things that have been said to me, will appear at the Kingswood Senior Living Community on February 4th at 7:00PM. Shuchart’s presentation is entitled “How to use humor to reframe what’s depressing us.”

    Shuchart, a successful entrepreneur and founder of The Shuchart Foundation for Mental Health Awareness, will share his moving story about growing up in an emotionally abusive home, suffering through life-threatening accidents and an addiction to prescription painkillers, and ultimately planning his suicide before starting his recovery from depression. Audiences across the Midwest are laughing, tearing up and praising Shuchart for his wit, passion and candor in revealing the traumatic events from his past and how he uses humor to move past them.

    Shuchart is on a mission is to help end the stigma associated with mental illness and its negative impact on people seeking treatment. His funny, inspiring presentation will include:

    • Stories from his life that led to his depression and how he uses humor to reframe the traumatic events from his past and “unstick” the negative emotions tied to them.
    • A personal account of what mental illness is, the stigma associated with it, and why we should not be embarrassed when talking about our mental illness.
    • A call-to-action on how we can help those with a mental illness and what we can do to help end the stigma.

    Shuchart’s message is informative, moving and reassuring that with the proper treatment and support, most can successfully manage their mental illness. You will not want to miss this MHA event!

    Shuchart will be signing books following the presentation, and each book sold will result in 30% of the proceeds being donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kansas organization.

    For more about John Shuchart, visit his website at

  • 05 Jan 2016 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    MarksNelson LLC accounting and consulting firm is pleased to announce the promotions of Brandi DiGiorgio, CPA, CGMA and Sara Stubler, CPA to partner.

    DiGiorgio who leads the firm’s Manufacturing and Distribution niche team has dedicated her more than 15 year career in public accounting to the service of the business industry. Her depth of experience includes managing audits, reviews, compilations, agreed-upon procedures and consulting for a variety of companies.

    Prior to joining MarksNelson in 2004, DiGiorgio worked in the audit department at a Big Four accounting firm and also served as a financial reporting manager for a publically held company.

    “Brandi’s attention to client service as well as her significant expertise has been instrumental in the continued growth of our firm, especially in our Manufacturing and Distribution niche,” said Mark Radetic, managing partner of the firm. “She is a great example of our firm’s culture and will be an integral part of the future of MarksNelson.”

    DiGiorgio is on the Kansas Society of CPAs Board of Directors and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

    Sara Stubler not only leads the firm’s International Tax Consulting group but was instrumental in its initial formation. She has nearly two decades of experience working primarily in the Manufacturing and Real Estate Industries. Her expertise in Corporate and International Tax includes planning, consulting, research and compliance for public and private companies.

    Stubler joined MarksNelson in 2009. Previously, she worked as a Tax Manager at a Big Four accounting firm, as well as a local firm.

    “We are honored to bring Sara into our partner ranks,” said Managing Partner Mark Radetic. “This is a reflection of both her current and future leadership within the firm, as well as the tremendous resource she offers for our clients’ success.”

    Stubler is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

  • 20 Nov 2015 10:07 AM | Anonymous

    MarksNelson accounting and consulting firm is expanding for the second time this year through the acquisition of Overland Park, Kan., accounting firm Marsh & Company. Marsh & Company employees will be integrated into MarksNelson’s Kansas City, Mo. headquarters on January 1, 2016.

    “This acquisition is right on target with our strategic growth plan. We are eager to welcome our new colleagues as we join forces to provide our clients a broader level of expertise to realize their business and financial goals,” said MarksNelson Managing Member Mark Radetic. “With our expanded range of services, we are able to give our clients more resources while providing assurance they’ll still be working with the same people and receiving the same high level of service they’ve always received.”

    Led by Managing Partner Michael Marsh, CPA, Marsh & Company has become a leading tax credit consultant and audit service provider to real estate professionals, developers and historic preservationists in the region.

    “Combining our team’s extensive experience in working with developers and owners of historical and low-income housing tax credit properties, and MarksNelson’s significant state and local tax and real estate expertise, we’re able to provide current and future clients with an unparalleled level of service in the region,” said Marsh, who will become a Member at MarksNelson along with Christine Johnston.

    Earlier in 2015, MarksNelson acquired the once St. Louis-based Community EDGE firm and launched its Location Strategies Practice which encompasses a wide variety of services, including business location, economic development and credits and incentives strategies.

  • 13 Nov 2015 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Kansas City accounting firm MarksNelson LLC is pleased to announce that Member Angie McElhaney, CPA, CCIFP, has received the Women to Watch Award presented by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). McElhaney was recognized at the MSCPA Awards Celebration today at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

    McElhaney was included in the Experienced Leaders award category, which recognizes women with more than 10 years in the profession and/or has achieved a high level position in her organization. The award highlights the accomplishments of women in the accounting profession, and is evaluated by examining each nominee’s community involvement, major or unique contributions to the industry, mentoring and leadership of workplace improvements.

    “Angie is committed to maximizing the opportunities of her colleagues at MarksNelson and has become a role model and mentor for many women in the firm,” said Managing Member Mark Radetic, CPA, CGMA. “We are proud of her recognition as a ‘Woman to Watch’ and owe her a debt of gratitude for making her mark on the firm, and for the many contributions she has made to clients and the community.”

    McElhaney joined MarksNelson in 2003 and was named a Member in 2010. This year, she was appointed to the firm’s three-member executive committee while also continuing to serve as the Chair of the Assurance and Business Advisory practice. McElhaney specializes in working with clients in a variety of industries that are traditionally male-dominated, such as construction companies and auto dealerships.

    McElhaney has served as the Steering Committee Chair for the Construction Leadership Council (CLS), a Board Member for Associated General Contractors and belongs to the Associated Builders and Contractors organization. She has been instrumental in the development of women’s initiatives at MarksNelson, which has received national recognition in Accounting Today and by the National Accounting MOVE Project for its high percentage of women partners and owners.

    “It is truly an honor to receive an award like this,” McElhaney said. “I want to help more women succeed and attain high ranking positions in this business. I hope my influence can inspire not only the women in our firm, but also in our community to help us achieve gender equity in the workplace and secure an even better future for working women for generations to come.”

    McElhaney received a Bachelor of Science (with distinction) in Accounting from University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is active in the Kansas City community through volunteer work for the Xi Nu Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for the past 20 years, as well as donating her time to the Ronald McDonald House. Additionally, McElhaney is a Stephen Minister Leader at her church, where she facilitates and provides one-on-one counseling to those going through challenging times.

  • 11 Nov 2015 1:43 PM | Anonymous

    All are invited to Grandview High School (2300 High Grove Rd) to help celebrate the seventh annual Trivia Night, which raises funds for the Grandview Education Foundation, Thursday November 12 at 6pm.

    This year, the MC for this event will be Michelle Bogowith, Fox 4 meteorologist. Michelle has donated her time and services for two previous Trivia Night events. We are excited to have her return as the MC for this year’s event.

    More than 500 community members, Grandview business representatives, Grandview C-4 school staff, parents and students are expected to attend as part of a trivia team or as spectators. For a $100 registration fee, any group of eight people from a business, church, family, organization, etc., may sign up teams.

    All proceeds help provide student scholarships, teacher grants, and special educational programs and materials for Grandview C-4 students. The 2014 Trivia Night raised $10,000 for GEF programs.

    Doors open at 5:00 p.m., the trivia contest begins at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

    Visit or call Cindy Bastian at 816-765-2347 for more information.

  • 11 Nov 2015 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    The Holiday Light Recycling Drive, now entering its fourth year, grew from humble beginnings. In 2011, Southeast launched its first drive with the intent of providing work opportunities for its employees with developmental disabilities and diverting solid waste from local landfills. With limited time and resources, Southeast partnered with 11 Sutherland’s locations to collect approximately 500 pounds of lights.

    From 2012 through 2014, Southeast aggressively pursued partnerships with a variety of schools, businesses, and organizations throughout the Great Kansas City Area. The response from the community was overwhelming and Southeast ultimately has collected over 124,000 lbs. pounds of light from over 165 different locations, the past three years.

    How will these collected old holiday lights help Southeast Enterprises?

    • Lights collected will provide employment opportunity for our employees. The light bulbs are clipped from the wire and separated. The wire then goes to City Scrap Metal to be recycled. The rebate we receive from the wire pays our employee wages. We use this work when other contract work is not available.

    This year, Southeast is excited to build on its success and collect over 40,000 pounds of lights with the help from many sponsors and partners. If you’re thinkin’ green, sponsor the Holiday Lights Recycling Drive or drop off your lights at any of participating locations. The drive runs from November 14, 2015 through January 16th, 2016. Check out where to find your local drop site visit

  • 09 Nov 2015 10:48 PM | Anonymous

    Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation programs at St. Joseph Medical Center have earned certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

    The certification requires extensive documentation of the programs practices. AACVPR-certified programs are recognized leaders in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they provide the most advanced practices available. The certification is valid for three years.

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