Over the last year, families all over the world have been tested — emotionally and physically — by COVID-19. According to a release from the Red Cross, frontline workers like U.S. military service members have not stopped throughout this pandemic and this service takes a toll on them as well as their children. To honor these children, April was designated Month of the Military Child.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages drivers to be cautious on state roadways this spring and give turtles a brake. These reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months, but are at special risk this time of year because they are more active.

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Gladstone’s mayor and city council will commemorate Arbor Day at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021, in Central Park, located at the intersection of 70th and Northeast Campbell Street.

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A new session of Group-X classes is available at Gladstone Community Center, at 6901 N. Holmes St., Gladstone, and registration begins Monday, April 12. Guests can enjoy classes including Zumba, yoga, Total Burn as well as others. The session begins April 26 and runs through June 13.

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In February 2019, a group of girls in Guam made history as one of the first official all-girl troops to join Scouts BSA, the program formerly known as Boy Scouts. Closer to home, a group of five girls are the now area’s inaugural class of Eagle Scouts.

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A busy time of the school year is approaching with prom, graduation, spring sports and end-of-school banquets. With this time of year, a good idea is to make a plan with good time management. Time management can help reduce stress, said Jeremiah Terrell, a University of Missouri Extension human development specialist.

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It’s a question everyone needs to answer and no one wants to talk about: Who speaks for you if you are unable to speak for yourself?

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North Kansas City Schools’ teachers and support staff received their first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last week at two on-site clinics at locations within the district. NKC Schools is partnering with Truman Medical Center to vaccinate an estimated 1,300 employees who chose to be va…

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LIBERTY — On the Spring Equinox, March 20, a handful of people took advantage of the sun and warmer weather for hiking as well as the scavenger hunt that continues now through the Saturday before Easter, April 3.

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Gov. Mike Parson will issue a statewide proclamation declaring April as the Month of the Military Child at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Waynesville Career Center. 

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