1 The commuter lot in Blue Springs will hopefully be full on Tuesday morning. The Mid-America Regional Council will be promoting its RideShare Program by serving free coffee and doughnuts from 6-8 a.m. at the paved lot in the median of U.S. 40, east of Interstate 470/Missouri 291 at White Cemetery Road. Stop by for information and you’ll also be able to have your gas cap tested for fuel vapor leaks.


2 We want to see the storm clouds depart long enough to get some seeds in the ground. The National Weather Service predicts showers and storms off and on through Tuesday night, but says by Thursday it should be mostly sunny and around 70.


3 Speaking of weather, the conference high school golf tournaments are Monday morning. We’d really like to see the teams get a full game in.


4 We want to see – and hear – what Independence residents think of the city’s redesigned website. The city says it has streamlined the website to get you to the page you want more quickly, with fewer click-throughs, and it has formatted a version of the website specially for mobile devices. Email Adrianne DeWeese at adrianne.deweese@examiner.net if you have a comment to make on the redesign.


5 The Independence Community Health Resource Fair is next Saturday at the Salvation Army at 14700 E. Truman Road. We’d love to see a better turnout than they had for the first such fair a year ago. Then, the turnout was much less than hoped for. The free event offers so much, including vaccinations, bone density and hearing tests in addition to an array of other tests such as cholesterol and glucose, Medicaid applications, and information on health care resources. If you know anyone who could benefit from such services, be sure to let them know. Better yet, give them a ride. The fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30. For more information, call 816-325-7192.