Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News
Volume 21, Issue 2
Rock Creek South
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
Gardening: Starting Plants from Seeds
St. Paul United Methodist Church
3601 S. Sterling
Dear Neighbors,
Spring is finally here! I am so glad to see things turning
green again. Speaking of green, our next meeting is all
about cultivating a green thumb. We will be learning about
starting plants from seeds.
Are you a novice gardener ready to challenge yourself with
new skills? Starting your own plants from seeds has many
benefits if you yearn for less expensive and more diverse
varieties in garden plants. Sara Scheil, Master Gardener,
will share her knowledge and experience in starting
vegetable and flower plants from seeds. This is knowledge
everyone should have. If you cannot attend on Tuesday, check out page two for information
about gardening classes being hosted by the Independence Community Garden Association.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Last month we met and discussed the healthy neighbor project. We brainstormed locations in
Independence where the grant could help to bring healthy food to a local store. The Orowheat
Bakery Outlet on 40 Highway was the most suitable candidate so far. The project involves
working with a local store to provide healthier choices to their customers. While we discussed
our options, we also enjoyed three wonderful types of chili. Yum yum…
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!
Please support our advertisers!
Jennifer Kiely, President
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Calendar of Events for 2015
All meetings held the 4th Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. at
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3601 Sterling unless noted otherwise
March 24th Gardening: Starting Plants from Seed, Sara Scheil, Master Gardener
April 28th Create your own decorative paving stones (rescheduled from last year)
NO regular meeting due to Memorial Day holiday:
Suggested activity Friday, May 8th: FREE admission to Powell Gardens
June 23
Crime: Officer Syme, Independence Police Department, discussing crime trends/
patterns in our neighborhood
July 28
Healthy Eating on a Budget: Kelsey Jeter, Nutrition and Health Specialist
University of MO Extension
Aug 25th
Saving for the Future: Family Budgeting, speaker from University MO Extension
Sept 22
Annual Neighborhood Picnic, Phil Roberts Park
Oct 27th
Local History -1859 Jail and how it has a connection to Rock Creek South:
Historical Society of Jackson County, Executive Director Steve Noll
Nov 24
Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner
In case you miss the March 24th meeting, you can go to one of these:
FREE Gardening Classes Sponsored by the Independence Community Garden Association
Taught by the Get Growing Team at the Kansas City Community Gardens
Location: Independence Department of Health, 515 S. Liberty, Independence MO 64050
Monday, March 16, 6:00 PM Vegetable Garden Basics
Monday, April 13, 6:00 PM
Tomatoes, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes – Oh My!
Monday, May 18, 6:00 PM
Get Growing: Water
Monday, August 3, 6:00 PM The Ins and Outs of Fall Gardening
Classes last approximately 1.5 hours.
Join the Kansas City Community Gardens organization for $12 and receive: 10 packages of
seeds, a bag of natural fertilizer, discounts on vegetable transplants and more. Low income
families can inquire about the discounted rate. Join by visiting their site at 6917 Kensington,
KC MO 64132 OR visit the Independence Distribution site at the Independence Health Dept.,
515 S. Liberty on the following dates: March 26; April 30; May 21 and August 13 from 3:00 6:00 p.m.; seeds and vegetable plants are available for purchase at those times if you have pur-
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Crime Stats for February 6 through March 14, 2015
Block Street
9500 E. 33rd St. S.
20-Feb Assault—DV
9600 E. Linwood Blvd.
7-Mar Stealing from Motor Vehicle
3100 S. Overton Ave.
8-Mar Stealing of Motor Vehicle
3400 S Maywood Ct.
17-Mar Burglary
RAIDS Online: Regional Analysis and Information Sharing
12:00 AM
3:00 AM
8:30 PM
6:30 AM
KEEP CRIME OUT of our neighborhood.
Join a Neighborhood Watch Group on your block.
Need your fence repaired?
Want a new one?
Repairs/Gates/ Railings/Air
conditioner encasements
Chain Link, Wood, Wrought Iron,
Vinyl and Ornamental
Call Dave Kiely at 816-308-6642
Residents may run a text only ad, up to 30 words, without charge. Donations will be accepted. Ads are
subject to review and may be refused if not deemed appropriate or are of a commercial nature. To place
an ad or for additional information, please contact Advertising Coordinator John Blackburn.
Community Announcements & Services
Loaves and Fishes: Free Community Meal Wednesdays, 5:00—6:00 PM.
St. Paul United Methodist Church
3601 S. Sterling Ave.
City Council
Eileen Weir 325-7027
City Council Office 325-7022
Marcie Gragg District 1
Curt Dougherty District 2
Scott Roberson District 3
Tom Van Camp District 4
Karen DeLuccie At-Large
Chris Whiting At-Large
City Manager
Robert Heacock 325-7170
The City Council meets weekly on
Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers in City Hall, 111 E Maple,
The meetings are open to the public
and are cablecast live on City7 local
cable television.
Rock Creek South Officers
President: Jennifer Kiely………... 807-8905
[email protected]
Vice President: George Heiser …..254-3767
Treasurer: Donna Nadeau………..252-1479
Secretary: ………………………….. Vacancy
Advertising: John Blackburn…….405-8641
Historian: ……………………………Vacancy
Police/Crime Watch Chair:
Jennifer Kiely
Newsletter Editor: Diana Ackley..929-8214
[email protected]
Photographer: ………………..
George White
Did you know?
Getting involved in community
events will increase a
child’s confidence.
Community Matters.
Come Join US!
City Events
3/19 Community Development Block Grant
Public Hearing:
4:00 to 6:00 pm, City Hall, 111 E. Maple. the City of
Independence will submit the 2015-19 Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2015-16 Annual Action Plan for
the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
and HOME Investment Partnerships Act programs 3/26 Cool Season Plant Distribution:
Plants distributed from 3 - 6 pm at the Health
Department, 515 S Liberty. Membership to KC
Community Gardens is required. Membership is $2
for individuals who qualify and $12 for all others.
4/4 Household Hazardous Waste Collection:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents may drop off hazardous
household waste for free. Accepted items include batteries; paint and paint products; fluorescent light
bulbs; garden and yard products including herbicides,
pesticides, rat poison and weed killer; used motor oil;
automotive fluids including brake fluid, transmission
fluid and gasoline; household cleaners including toilet
and tub cleaners, oven cleaners, drain cleaner, etc.;
kerosene, unused and/or outdated medicines, etc. The
Police Department will be on hand to collect and dispose of old or unwanted ammunition, explosives, firearms, fireworks, etc. Call 816-325-7711 for more information about the HHW Disposal Program. Location:
Large parking lot at Osage, Liberty, Walnut and
Kansas Streets.
Helpful Numbers
Hope House (domestic violence)
Homeless Hotline
Comprehensive Mental Health Service
MOCSA (sexual assault victims)
531-0233 or 931-4527
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
American Red Cross 931-8400
Salvation Army
Boys and Girls Club of Eastern Jackson County
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