October 2016 Around Town 2

New Pastor Joins Hosanna! Lutheran

Pastor Mike Kern was installed as the new pastor of Hosanna! Lutheran Church on September 11. Kearn, a graduate of Valparaiso University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary comes to Liberty after serving two rural congregations in Nebraska for eight years. Kearn is married to Alison Kern, a native of the Kansas City area, and they have two young children.

“I love the energy of the congregation and their passionate care for each other, the community, and the world. They make it easy to feel at home,” says Kearn. “I look forward to sharing the grace of God I’ve experienced in my own life and the creativity God has given me with them as we walk together through the ups and downs of life.”

Hosanna! Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and has been a part of the Liberty community since 2000. Hosanna! is located across from Liberty North High School at 2800 N Church Rd. More information can be found at HosannaLutheranChurch.org.

The Missing Link Errand 
Service Contest

The Missing Link, Kansas City’s newest concierge service has teamed up with Northland Lifestyle to offer one free hour of errand services to one lucky winner each week in October. Services could include pharmacy trips, dry cleaning pickup, automotive drop-off or pick up or personal shopping services, just to name a few. Winners will be drawn at random and must be 21 years old to register. Visit NorthlandLifestyle.com/contest/ to register!

Park University hosts Children’s Literacy Festival

Park University’s College of Education and Health Professions and the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center will host the annual River Read Children’s Literature Festival on Oct. 11 on the University’s Parkville Campus. The Festival provides approximately 600 third and fourth-grade students from the North Kansas City (Mo.) School District the opportunity to meet local authors, explore literature and learn about the writing craft.

For more information on the River Read Festival or the book fair, contact Shannon Cuff, Ph.D., director of the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center, associate professor of literacy education and area coordinator of Park’s Master of Education in Language and Literacy, at scuff@park.edu or 816.584.6539.

Smile and Eat With Confidence with the Help of High Tech Dentistry

Gordon Dental offers the highest dental technology, 3-D dental cone beam radiography. Dental cone beam computed technology is a special type of X-ray used when traditional X-rays are not sufficient to show what needs to be seen to correctly diagnose and treat dental cases. The 3-D cone beam is used to produce images teeth, soft tissue, nerve pathways, breathing airway and bone tissue at the same time in a single scan. The technology allows dentists to get amazingly detailed data making the invisible, visible.

3-D cone beam imaging is invaluable in the placement of dental implants. Precision placement of dental implants is critical for its success in the function, aesthetic (appearance) and longevity. This technology provides patients the highest results. For more information on 3-D cone beam imaging, call 816.505.2222 or visit KCGordonDental.com.

Liberty Foundation Annual Golf Classic Success

The 28th Annual Golf Classic to benefit the Liberty Hospital Foundation raised $70,000 on Friday, September 30 at Staley Farms Golf Club. Funds will support medical care and medication assistance for Liberty Hospital patients and Liberty Public School students in need.

Parkville’s Gasoline Hair Salon Receives Warm Welcome

Parkville welcomes its newest option for high-end salon and barber services. This is not your typical salon or barbershop. Gasoline Hair Salon offers a diverse range of services accented with a personal touch. Owner/Master Stylist, Richard Creal, brings over 20 years multi-generational experience to his shop just west of The National on 45 Hwy.  Sip a draught and watch NFL’s Sunday Ticket during your haircut or relax with a glass of wine while processing.  A complete blow out bar makes girls night out easy. Traditional barber services are also provided, including a straigh shave with hot neck towel.  The whole family is covered from stylish cuts, color, and classic styling.  Eyebrow tinting/waxing frames the face.  Kids Club Rewards are awarded with each cut/color so kids are equally styled.  Walk-ins welcome but appointments strongly suggested.  Call 816.656.5390 or visit GasolineBarberShopAndSalon.com.

New Chiropractor Focuses on 
Family Services

As a new business owner, mother, wife and family Chiropractor, Alison Anstaett, D.C.  is very excited about the opportunities to promote health and wellness in the Northland communities at her new clinic, Hands On Health Family Chiropractic. She treats the entire family from infants to seniors. Anstaett has over 180 hours specializing in pediatrics and pregnancy and is Webster (pregnancy technique) certified. She is a diversified practitioner meaning she uses several different adjusting techniques, catering to the individuals’ needs and preferences as she realizes everybody responds differently. Her office offers intersegmental traction (rolling table) which mobilizes the spinal column while gently stretching ligaments and muscles and also helps facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce muscle spasms. It’s also great for relaxation prior to the adjustment! Anstaett’s practice also includes electrical muscle stimulation which simulates the body’s natural healing method by helping it to produce natural pain-killing endorphins and also helps with the release of strains, spasms, and soft tissue issues and implements exercise programs to help stretch, strengthen and/or stabilize a certain area. Her office also has a children’s playroom and a table with a drop-out abdominal piece and has added special pregnancy pillows to help support a pregnant mom during an adjustment. The office is located right off Hwy-9 in Parkville, MO at 7432 NW River Park Drive. Her hours and fees can be found on the business website at HandsOnHealthKC.com and she can be contacted by email or phone at askdralison@gmail.com and 816.382.3424.

Paul Reiser Headlines Standing Up for Synergy

Synergy Services is proud to announce that comic powerhouse Paul Reiser will headline the tenth annual Stand Up for Synergy on November 5 at Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa. The stand-up comedian and star of television and film will give patrons a lot to laugh about while they provide critical support to the children, teens, women and families that Synergy serves.

A seasoned actor, comedian, writer and producer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Having co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series MAD ABOUT YOU, Reiser recently made his return to TV. In addition to guest-starring on FX’s MARRIED, Paul currently stars in Steven Soderbergh’s new Amazon series, RED OAKS.

Year after year, Stand Up for Synergy gives benefactors a unique opportunity to be up close and personal with world-class comedians making Stand Up for Synergy the stand-out event of the year.

North Kansas City Hospital is the presenting sponsor for this year’s event, which is co-chaired by Ryan and Michelle Brown. Seats and sponsorships at all levels are now available by calling 816.505.4785 with more information at StandUpForSynergy.org.

Clay Public Administrator Nominated for State Award

The Missouri Association of Public Administrators (MAPA) has nominated Clay County Public Administrator, Debra L Gwin, NCG, for the 2016 Fred Kretz Cornerstone Award. MAPA is an advocacy group for people with a mental illness, developmental disability, individuals with brain injury and advanced age individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

In addition to her work as Clay County Public Administrator, Gwin has served on Missouri’s Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders Taskforce, which has resulted in legislation to be introduced for a total rewrite of the state’s Guardianship and Conservatorship Code. The proposed changes are designed to protect the rights of individuals who might need a guardian or conservator, to better organize the code, to encourage limited guardianship and conservatorship, and to assist families.

Gwin established the first Restoration Program for Clay County in 2005 and assisted in establishing an organization to help family members known as the Missouri Guardianship Alliance, Inc. She is also a board member with the Northland Community Services Coalition.