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High school seniors may apply for CCHF health care scholarships

High school seniors in Cass County and Grandview, Missouri who are interested in pursuing degrees in health care can now apply for scholarships from Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF).

CCHF has $60,000 available for eligible applicants from the establishment of named endowment funds created by local philanthropists. A total of 25 students in the Cass County area received scholarships ranging from $750 to $2,500 in 2018. CCHF’s top scholarship, the Daniel F. Sheehan Nursing Scholarship, was created to honor Daniel Sheehan. Sheehan was the former CEO of Research Belton Hospital, now Belton Regional Medical Center. The scholarship honors his commitment to improving the health of residents in Cass County and is given to an aspiring nurse.

“Nurses are the backbone of health care. There isn’t an aspect of our system they don’t touch. Their knowledge, compassion and skills are essential to any health care organization’s success. Our high school students need to understand the importance of this role and the incredible career it can provide. That’s why I’m proud to have this scholarship available for future nurses,” Sheehan said.

Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 20. CCHF awards scholarships to students enrolled at Archie, Belton, Cass Midway, Drexel, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, Raymore-Peculiar, Sherwood Cass and Grandview High Schools interested in nursing or other health related degrees. Preference is given to those studying nursing. Students should apply by March 1.

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Belton Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee applications being sought

The City of Belton is in the process of creating a Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee, as promised by the City Council when the tax question was first approved for the ballot.

The committee will consist of five Belton citizens, along with representatives from the City Council, Fire and Police Departments.

Applications are being accepted from interested citizens to serve on this committee through Dec. 17. Those interested may complete the application found at, or at City Hall, 506 Main St.

It must be submitted at City Hall by 5 p.m. Dec. 17, or emailed by the deadline to Please call 816-331-4331 with questions, or email

Trooper Michael L. Newton Toy Drive runs through Dec. 12

LEE’S SUMMIT – Capt. Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A, Lee’s Summit, has announced the kickoff of the 16th Annual Trooper Michael L. Newton Toy Drive, which will run through Dec. 12.

The Trooper Michael L. Newton Toy Drive is designed to bring smiles to the faces of children who are forced to spend the Christmas holiday season in the hospital. All donations to the toy drive will be delivered to children at Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Medical Center, and the Ronald McDonald House.

Troopers will deliver the toys personally to the children during the month of December.

Toy donations may be made locally at the Summit Homes model in Creekmoor, 1531 Grandshire.

Donations of electronic games, board games, and new children’s books are encouraged.


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