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THE RICE-TREMONTI HOME Summer Tours

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THE RICE-TREMONTI HOME

Summer Tours

     8801 East 66th Street
Raytown, MO 64133

Come and visit us this summer.  This historic 1844 home and cabin will be open on
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

You will be surprised by all of the changes taking place.

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION MEETING NOTICE

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION
MEETING NOTICE

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Las Chili’s, 6210 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown
Come early at 6:00 PM to dine and make new friends!

Our speaker will be

Mike Sanders
Jackson County Executive

Mike Sanders

Thank you for helping to keep MO Blue

Contact

President Richard Tush (816) 356-0003
Vice President Fred Hartwell (816) 353-4431

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Jean Peters Baker
Jackson County Prosecutor

Raytown High production of “The Drowsy Chaperon” nominated for Starlight Theater Blue Star Awards

Drowsey ChaperonePoster_smallRaytown High School’s production of The Drowsy Chaperon earned the school two nominations in the Starlight Theater 13th annual Blue Star Awards.  Nominees will receive their honors in a public ceremony on Starlight Theatre’s Cohen Community Stage on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The show was nominated for Outstanding Scenic Design and Construction, Tier I ($0-$1,850) and Outstanding Costume Design and Construction, Tier I ($0-$1,600).

Modeled after Broadways Tony® Awards, the program annually recognizes achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre.  This year, a total of 46 high schools producing 57 musicals participated.

Starlight’s Blue Star Awards are open to the public and are sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Westridge gets a new Principal

Matt_Jones 1024The Raytown School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Matt Jones as the principal of Westridge Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year.  Jones is currently serving as an Administrative Intern at Blue Ridge Elementary.

Jones earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Graceland University and earned his Master in Education in Administration, Education Specialist in Administration, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from William Woods University.

“I feel privileged to be chosen as the new principal of Westridge Elementary,” Jones said.  “I worked at Westridge for eight years, and it feels as if I am returning home. I am so proud of Mrs. Brennaman and the staff for what they’ve achieved, and I am excited to be a part of the continued success.”

Jones began working in the district in 2003 and has serve as a paraprofessional, interventionist, elementary teacher, assistant principal, summer school principal, and administrative intern.

Eastwood gets a new Principal

Amanda_Coleman 1024The Raytown School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Amanda Coleman as the principal of Eastwood Hills Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year.  Coleman is currently serving as an Administrative Intern at Eastwood Hills.

Attending Missouri State University, Coleman earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology.  She earned her Education Specialist degree in Administration from the University of Missouri Kansas City.

“Mrs. Coleman is a passionate administrator that truly cares about our staff and students,” Eastwood Hills Principal Dr. Marlene DeVilbiss said. “I am certain that she will lead the school with integrity and high expectations.”

In 2009, after serving for six years as the Special Services Director for the Allen Village Charter School, Coleman began working in the district as a Special Education Coordinator. In 2011, she became the Administrative Intern at Eastwood.  Coleman has also served as a summer school principal in 2010 and 2014.

Westridge Gardens Rehabilitation & Health Care Center get 5 star rating

Tutera’s Westridge Gardens Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Recognized on
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes 2015” List

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120-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility Earns 5-Star Rating for Third Consecutive Year

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Westridge Gardens Rehabilitation & Health Care Center — owned and operated by Tutera Senior Living & Health Care — has been recognized byU.S. News & World Report on its annual “Best Nursing Homes 2015” list. The prestigious recognition marks the community’s third consecutive year to earn a five-star rating for its consistently high standard of quality care. Westridge Gardens is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility located in Raytown, a suburb of Kansas City, Mo.

To qualify, Westridge Gardens Rehabilitation & Health Care Center had to earn an overall five-star quality rating from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. Each year, U.S. News & World Report awards a “Best Nursing Homes” designation to facilities that earned the agency’s highest overall rating of five stars for performance in three categories: state-conducted health inspections, how much time nurses spend with residents, and the quality of medical care.

“This national recognition is a tremendous honor,” said Joe Tutera, CEO of Tutera Group. “It reflects the intensive, daily dedication of the entire staff at Westridge Gardens. They continue to raise the bar in delivering Tutera’s commitment to consistent, quality care that meets the individualized needs of our residents and their families.”

Westridge Gardens’ profile on the US News & World Report website now displays a “Best Nursing Homes” badge to recognize their status as one of America’s best nursing homes. Only 22 percent of all nursing homes in Missouri earned an overall five-star rating. Westridge Gardens’ record of success also includes being recognized locally as the “Business of the Year” by the Raytown Chamber of Commerce in 2013. For more than 20 years, Westridge Gardens Rehabilitation & Health Care Center has provided a safe, residential environment offering a range of services including 24-hour skilled nursing care; physical, occupational and speech therapy, and short and long-term rehabilitation.

As one of the nation’s premier senior care providers, Tutera Senior Living & Health Care operates 47 senior living communities in 13 states.

Now in its seventh year, the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2015 highlights the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. It is designed to help the several million Americans who will spend at least some time in a nursing home in 2015 rehabbing after a hospital stay or as long-term residents. On a given day, 1.4 million people, most of them 65 and older, live in nursing homes, according to U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report evaluated nearly 16,000 facilities across the country for its annual report.

Best Nursing Homes provides data and information on care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for virtually all U.S. nursing homes. A searchable database lets users find highly rated nursing homes by distance as well as by location. Each facility’s profile displays health and fire safety violations, performance in important clinical categories and how much time nursing staff spends with residents.

About Tutera Senior Living & Health Care

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care is a locally-owned diversified post-acute senior health care provider operating 47 senior living communities in 13 states throughout the United States. As one of the nation’s premier senior care providers, Tutera Senior Living & Health Care offers its residents independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, post-surgery rehabilitation, memory care and home health and hospice care.  In 1983, Dominic F. Tutera MD founded Tutera to provide compassionate patient care with the uncompromising values of integrity, accountability and commitment.  Tutera Senior Living & Health Care still embodies those values today.  Tutera is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its residents and their families through senior living and health care experts who inspire and promote individuality and personal happiness. For more information, visit www.Tutera.com.

Raytown Mourns the Passing of Erma J. Keeton

 Erma Keeton, 82, Raytown, MO passed away May 11, 2015 at Wilshire at Lakewood. A visitation will be held 6-7:30 PM, Friday, May 15, at Heartland, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133.  Funeral services will held 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 16, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow immediately at Brooking Cemetery.

Erma was born December 1, 1932 in El Dorado, AR to Bo and Polly Lansdale. She went on to graduate from El Dorado High School.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, she worked as a bookkeeper and retired from Clark’s Appliance in Raytown. She was an avid reader and Royals Fan.
Erma was preceded in death by her husband Millard Ray Keeton, her parents, and special uncle and aunt, Billy and Mary Helen Barnes.

She leaves behind her 3 children; Steven Ray (Camille) Keeton, Sheila Jo Keeton, Carol (Rick) Pulliam, grandchildren; Suzie, Joshua, Michelle and Crystal, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Free Movies at Raytown Parks

raytown parks logoThe Raytown Parks and Recreation Dept. (5912 Lane, 358-4100)  will be showing five free movies this year at Kenagy Park.  The first of the series will be the movie Free Birds on May 15th.  We choose great family films for young and old alike and are sure to put a smile on your face.   Bring your lawn chairs, or blankets to enjoy this event at Raytown Parks.  Our sponsor is Google Fiber, who made a generous donation for our first two movies of the summer. The Friends of Raytown Parks have made these free movies possible with the donation of the movie equipment which they have purchased through grants and donations.

For more information on the Movie in the Park call the Raytown Park Office (5912 Lane) 358-4100.

 

Raytown Mourns the Passing of SHIRLEY ANN MUNSTERMAN

Shirley Ann Munsterman, 84, Raytown, MO, passed away May 13, 2015. Visitation 10-11a.m., service 11 a.m. Sat., May 16, Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes. Inurnment Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Race for Hope Focuses on Children in KC and Around the World

Although the May 16, KC Northland Race for Hope is about running and exercise, it’s also a tale of local people who want to help children throughout the region and around the world.

Much of the story involves Rachel and Gary Chaney, a Kearney couple whose volunteer work in Haiti and Zambia are leading them to lengths that some may find extreme. For them, it’s literally a calling.

The two—she’s a nurse and he’s a nurse practitioner—began volunteering for two weeks each year in Haiti about the time their now seven-year-old daughter was born. Through Rachel’s mother, who is president of All God’s Children Clinic of Hope in Zambia, they have begun stints there more recently.

“We just saw the need,” Rachel Chaney says today. “They asked us to do a healthcare mission, basically a ‘suitcase medicine clinic.’ We thought, ‘Why not?’”

The idea of an organized run to raise funds was Gary’s. “He’s been a runner in the past and saw the clinic’s work for orphans and children as a natural,” she said, noting the clinic’s region in Zambia has one of the largest populations of orphans in the world.

A year ago, the couple sat down with a small group to brainstorm. Among them was Craig Williams, a Liberty resident and avid runner, who noted that the Northland has yet to host its own major half-marathon. Williams also suggested additional charities related to children, including the Kansas City Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Northland Early Childhood Education Center. Rachel also suggested Feed Northland Kids, which she had worked with through her church.

“We wanted to have a focus,” Chaney explained. “I grew up going to Northland schools, and my sister is a North Kansas City School District teacher. The more vulnerable the children are, the more I want to help.”

Organizing the event has been daunting, but it’s, again, only part of the story. Williams is dreaming of hosting a larger event next year, a full marathon, and the Chaneys are planning to move to Zambia in August. Together with their children, Leah, 7, and Luke, 5, they will stay until a new clinic is completed.

“This is the first time I’ve bought one-way tickets,” she laughed. “We’re committed until the clinic is built, but someone’s already donated a well. We’ll just see how long it takes.”

The Kansas City Northland Race for Hope will begin at Sam’s Club near Highway 152 and Flintlock Road at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16. Courses include the half marathon, a 5K and a 50-yard “Hero Dash” for children. Both children and adults are encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes. More information is available at www.raceforhopekc.com.

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Gary Chaney of Kearney relaxed a moment with one of his patients during a recent visit to All God’s Children Clinic of Hope in Zambia. Chaney, a nurse practitioner, will move there with his family in August, after he and his wife finish organizing the Kansas City Race For Hope May 16.

Raytown Students recognized as 2014-2015 Missouri PTA Reflection winners.

Raytown South High Junior Isaac Barkley and Raytown Central Middle 8th grader Anna Ryan were recently recognized as 2014-2015 Missouri PTA Reflection winners.

barkley 266Barkley placed second in the High School Music Composition division.  He submitted a composition entitled The Journey, created to be performed by the string orchestra at Raytown South High.  The Journey is Barkley’s second composition performed by the orchestra, and it was inspired by his desire to tell a story through the music and express different emotions listeners could relate to and explore.

Anna.RyanRyan placed third in the Middle School Literature Division.  Her piece entitled The World Would Be a Better Place If… explored this year’s Reflections theme by examining how taking the time to see the world through someone else’s eyes could improve our lives and have a positive impact on the world.

The Missouri PTA Reflections program celebrates and recognizes student achievement in the arts. Each year, students submit original work based on the specific theme outlined for the year. The 14-15 theme was, “The world would be a better place if…” and students were encouraged to create art that captured their hope for the world around them.

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Jackson County Parks & Rec Summer activities

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Boat rentals start on April 15

APRIL 7, 2015 (JACKSON COUNTY, MO) – With the weather heating up, so is the activity at Jackson County Parks+Rec.

 Spring softball is already underway. The 250 camp sites around Longview, Blue Springs and Jacomo lakes opened for rental on April 1st and boat-rental season starts April 15.

 “Our parks and lakes are great places to spend any day of the year,” said County Executive Mike Sanders, “but especially now that spring is here.”

Each campground offers full-hookup (i.e., electric, water and sewer service) sites for Recreational Vehicles, as well as basic sites for tent camping. Some offer electric service only. Other amenities include showers and restrooms, picnic tables and fire grills. The cost ranges from $17 to $28 a day.

“Our campgrounds will attract visitors from all across the nation,” said Parks + Rec Director Michele Newman. “For the people in our metropolitan region, Jackson County camping is a great way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors—with some modern amenities readily available and without having to venture too far from home.”

While the campgrounds are closed during the winter, the county’s extensive network of trails are open year-round for hiking and bicycling. Fishing is another activity with no off-season in Jackson County. Fishermen are welcome to try and reel in the big one any day of the year at Longview, Blue Springs and Jacomo lakes.

But when the weather warms up, so does the angling.

On a warm morning in March, Longview Lake Marina administrator Dave Bass (yes, that’s his real name) kept answering a phone that rang regularly with fishermen inquiring about the conditions.

“It’s still a little early for bass and walleye, but the crappie are biting,” Bass told a caller. “Come on out.”

Duane Kline of Peculiar, Mo., was sitting on a five-gallon bucket on the dock, his pole pointing down into an empty boat slip, and he confirmed Bass’ appraisal, saying he had caught and released two dozen crappie that morning. Kline fishes once or twice a week throughout the year, sometimes bringing his boat to Longview or Blue Springs Lake.

“They do a good job here,” Kline said. “They keep the marinas up. They’re friendly.”

Bass noted that Longview Lake Marina has a new fueling system, with two new gas pumps, installed last summer. He’s getting ready for the high season, hiring more than a dozen temporary workers at the marina. They work in the marina store, rent out boats, keep the parking lot clean – even dress in buccaneer garb and stage make-believe boardings for pirate parties on the water.

“Jackson County simply has some of the finest public marinas in Missouri,” County Executive Sanders said. “They offer all the services anyone getting on the water could possibly want.”

The county offers pontoon boats for rent at Lake Jacomo, Longview and Blue Springs lakes. Longview and Blue Springs lakes allow private boats with unlimited horsepower, including speedboats. Jacomo Lake has a 25 HP limit, so slower-moving paddle boats, kayaks, canoes and fishing boats are also offered for rent at its marina.

Each marina stocks a full line of fishing gear—rods, reels and lures of all types, plus live bait. They sell one-day fishing licenses for $7. Annual licenses for Missourians cost $12. For out-of-state residents, it’s $42 a year. The marinas also carry food, drinks, sunscreen—virtually everything a person would need to enjoy a day on the water or the shore.

County park rangers patrol the parking lots and the water. The Missouri Highway Patrol’s water patrol division patrols the water, too, on busy weekends.

And the lakes do get busy when the weather warms up. Jim Dickerson, a park ranger in the Kansas City district office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said that in 2014 counters showed more than 1.1 million vehicles visited Longview and Blue Springs Lake parks. Those lakes were built by the Army Corps. Jacomo was built by Jackson County itself, opening in 1959. Longview Lake opened in 1986, and Blue Springs Lake followed a couple of years after that.

From 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, Lake Jacomo will host the 34th annual Kids Fishing Derby. Free events on the beach just off Colbern Road include casting clinics, fishing demonstrations and contests with prizes.

The busiest day of the year at Longview is July 4, when the annual Big Bang fireworks display draws thousands of people to the water and the shore.

“We’re going to shoot off the largest firework shell in the nation,” said County Executive Sanders. “This year’s display will be bigger and better than last year. It’s just going to be amazing.”

For more information, visit makeyourdayhere.com

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Raytown has a Pro Wrestling School

Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling (KCXW) and the Xtreme Wrestling Center (XWC), a professional wrestling training school serving the entire Kansas City metro area, will present their first double show on May 9 at the Pierson Community Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

“Since launching in August, the Xtreme Wrestling Center has become quite the hub for professional wrestling in Kansas City. Students such as The Riegel Twins and Derek Philips will be joining industry veterans like Angel Medina and Kyle King on the same stage,” said Jordan Rogers “It’s been a privilege to work with these talented performers, and we can’t wait for the rest of Kansas City to see them, too.”

Shows start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The community center is located at 1800 South 55th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66106. Tickets are $10 General Admission and $15 Ringside. Kids 10 and under are half-price, as are active duty military and Veterans.

Featured performers include: Angel Medina, The Riegel Twins, Darrien Sanders, “Smooth as Satin” David Cattin, Kyle King, JD Blak, Tommy Snow, Lady Pride, Captain Shabam and more.

KCXW is seeking to bring the family tradition of Pro Wrestling back to Kansas City by providing affordable wrestling entertainment in the KC area. Sponsored by the Xtreme Wrestling Center and run by Marine Veteran President Jordan ‘Smiley’ Rogers, KCXW is blazing a new trail in Kansas City Pro Wrestling.

About Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling

Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling (KCXW) has an office at 11513 E 63rd St., Raytown, MO which is co-located with the Xtreme Wrestling Center. KCXW is a Pro Wrestling promotion which is now running events out of Kansas City. For more information, visit www.KCwrestling.com and www.prowrestling.training, email us at booking@KCwrestling.com or call President Jordan Rogers at (816) 286-8579

The Political Promise of a Free Lunch

In the recent city election, a few of the candidates relied on the age-old political tactic of “promising a free lunch” when discussing the need for street repairs in Raytown.  Most reasonable people would agree that we need safe streets that are free from potholes, and curbs and sidewalks in many of our neighborhoods. To be fair, the candidates didn’t say anything actually would be free, they just failed to mention the potential financial cost of their promises. Then again, they didn’t actually promise anything specifically, they just complained about the status quo for the most part. The target of their complaint is the use of light-weight aggregate instead of mill and overlay in street repair.

Not very exciting, but please stick with me and keep reading to get the facts. Yes, mill and overlay makes a nicer surface and last 50% longer, but that process costs more than 3 times as much as aggregate.  This is a simple allocation-of-resources problem.  If you have $15 and 5 kids, you can buy one of them a steak and four of them go without dinner, or you can feed all five a hamburger.  

In the past 5 years, the city has fixed 110 lane miles of streets using a combination of the two methods. If only mill and overlay was used, that number would have been 63 lane miles. To have completed the entire 110 miles with the more expensive method, taxes would have to be raised, or other programs would have to be cut. There is no free lunch. 

The city spends about $830,000 a year on streets. To do all mill & overlay would cost almost a million dollars more. So the next time politicians promise steak instead of hamburger, they need to also tell us where the money will come from. 

At the request of RaytownOnline, the City of Raytown supplied the cost data on paving,  some of which appears below.


Street Maintenance Program Costs

The City of Raytown maintains 331 lane miles. We use the transportation sales tax and some City revenue to pay to upkeep our streets. Over the last five (5) years the City has spent $833,600 per year for this service. These costs also include sidewalk and curb repair, striping as well as handicap ramps which is a federal law requirement under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). We have to be in compliance with this law.

To understand the numbers you need to know how the Public Works Department determines costs. A lane mile is a unit of measurement used by Public Works Departments for determining progress of maintenance programs.  One lane mile is the width of one lane (12 feet) by one mile (5,280 feet). If you have a two lane street then that would be two lane miles. A turn lane also counts as a lane mile.

The two tools the City of Raytown uses are Light Weight Aggregate Seal and Mill and Overlay. The cost per lane mile and life cycle of each tool is:

Cost per Lane Mile              Life/Treatment

Light Weight Aggregate                $21,542/Lane Mile             7 to 10 years

Mill and Overlay                          $66,176/Lane Mile             10 to 15 years

In the last five years, we have been able to complete Light Weight Aggregate on 70 lane miles and Mill and Overlay on 40 miles, in total 110 lane miles have been treated, or 33% of all the roads in Raytown using both tools. It is prudent to use the most appropriate tool at the proper time.  Using the Light Weight Aggregate treatment stretches the life of the street and allows us to keep our roads in a manageable condition.

Summer Reading Program

The program begins May 18 and lasts until July 31, 2015!

Summer Reading Program 

Guidelines for Children Birth through 5th grade

Listen (Children 0-6)

Share 24 books with your Listener to earn a free book. Up to three (3) prize books may be earned over the summer.

Read (Children 6-11)

Readers earn a prize book for every 360 minutes they read or listen to a book. Up to three (3) prize books can be earned over the summer. Be sure to log your minutes online.

Children are encouraged to read independently at their own reading level.

Children can continue to log their reading or listening after attaining all three levels.

Every Listener and Reader that completes three summer reading logs will be entered into their branch’s drawing for a LeapPad Ultra Prize Pack or Kindle Fire HD 7.

To receive prizes, visit any Mid-Continent Public Library branch (except Midwest Genealogy Center). Library staff can access the participant’s online reading log.

You can start logging on May 18th.

Sign Up / Log Your Books

Guidelines for the Group Summer Reading Program

Contact your local branch for more details!

Interested in contributing to the Summer Reading Program Fund? Find out how.

Contact your Library Branch if you have any questions.

The Kansas City Education Resource Consortium and Mid-Continent Public Library are currently performing a study that has shown a positive connection between summer reading participation and fall reading test scores. Find out more!

Find out about the Teen Summer Reading Program!

Mid-Continent Public Library http://www.mymcpl.org

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ONE-ON-ONE BEGINNING INTERNET CLASS FOR SENIORS


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Sign-up for one hour of hands-on basic internet instruction. This one-on-one instruction offers very beginning instruction for those who want to learn about the computer. Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard. Also, learn about various browser tools you can use in searching the internet. Available by appointment only. For adults.

 

Raytown High School students earn 1 rating and advance to State music competition

blue_jay_band2Raytown High School music students recently competed at the District level.  Those who received I’s will advance to compete at the state level.

Mosha Clyma, Grace Givens, Caleb McCarroll, and Alex Sons all received ones on their solos.

In the Madrigal category, Tristen Caudle, Emma Drace, Zach Kujath, Julianna McCarroll, Melody Olvera, Alejandro Reliford, Alex Sons, and Hannah Treat received I ratings.The trio of Emma Drace, Julianna McCarroll and Hannah Treat also received a 1.

Vocal Soloists who received a “2” rating were as follows: Madilyn Baker, Leigh Ann Beam, Tristen Caudle, Emma Drace, Raheem Fielder-Bay, Raynesha Green, Demetrius Hampton, Mikiah Hulme, Zach Kujath Julianna McCarroll, Melody Olvera, Eva Perez, and Hannah Treat.

A sextet of Madilyn Baker,Leigh Ann Beam, Stephenie Borja, Caleb McCarroll, Clint Wallace, and Gi Gi Willett, and a Miscellaneous Ensemble consisting of Jordan Atkins, Shirley Betancourt, Machelle Carman, Raheem FIelder-Bey, Elana Harris, DaeSean Jones, and DeAngela Warren received a 2 rating.

Other 2 ratings were the Double Quartet of Jonathan Castillo, Tristen Caudle, Jonathan Castillo, Richard Jones, Kujath, Isaiah Mayfield, Alejandro Reliford, and Alex Sons; the Double Quartet of Dillon Gercone, Raynesha Green, Demetrius Hampton, Mikiah Hulme, Dominic Marchese, Kaylnn Murray Jordyn Poynter, and Chris Sadler; and the Sextet of Maria Beam, Raynesha Green, Mikiah Hulme, Kaylnn Murray, Eva Perez, and Jordyn Poynter. The vocal musicians are taught by Alex Kolster.

Orchestra students who earned a I rating are as follows: Hannah Steele, piano solo; Viviana Olvera Sydney Middleton, and Skylar Thompson, violin solos; Melody Olvera and Ashton Yoder, cello solos; Brianda Taylor, string bass solo; and Anisah Marshall and Sydney Middleton, violin duet.

The following students received a 2-Outstanding rating at the district festival this weekend: Sophie Miles, Asha Berry and Sage McKenna, violin trio; and Hannah Steele, Samantha Carroll, Antiana Richardson, and Demetrius Hampton, string quartet.  Orchestra students are taught by Amy Sadler.

The following instrumental music students received a 1 rating and are eligible to attend State Solo and Ensemble in May: Emma Drace and Hannah Treat, horn solos; Jarrell Lee, baritone sax solo; Jon Marple, oboe solo; Matthew Maynard and Nathan Verhulst, trumpet solos; Rachel Miller, flute solo; Rachel Miller, Madeline McCready, and Katie Rock, flute trio; Adriana Albor, Nathan Verhulst, Matthew Maynard, trumpet trio; Alex Bearden, Shannan Lewis, Spencer Beaman, Jordan Patrick, and Joe Straws, marimba solos;  and Evalynn Lomax and Spencer Beaman, snare solos.

Those who received a 2 rating were: Adriana Albor, Fred Farrand, and Kelly Miller, trumpet solos; Emma Schoolcraft, Katie Rock, and Madeline McCready, flute solos; Kevin Johnson, tenor sax solo; Raheem Fielder-Bey, baritone solo; Simone Jones, clarinet solo; Raheem Fielder-Bey, Trent Lindley, Kelly Miller, baritone trio; Nathan Verhulst, Jon Marple, Trent Lindley, Isabella Liggett, Raheem Fielder-Bey, andTroy Oberholtz, brass sextet;  Truman Steehn, Alexis Andonie, and True McKenna, trombone trio; Jon Hernandez and Dante Woods, snare solos; Earl Bradshaw and Evalynn Lomax, marimba solos; and Madison Barrett, piano solo.

Instrumental music students are under the direction of Joseph Hill.

South High Family Career and Community Leadership Association (FCCLA) state champions

Students from Raytown South High School attended the annual Missouri Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 22- March 24, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia. The delegates from across the state represented the more than 11,500 members of Missouri FCCLA.

This year’s student-developed conference theme was “Camp Leadership” The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as preparing for college and careers, leadership skills, anti-bullying programs, and technology’s impact in education, careers, and on the family. In addition to leadership training, honors and recognition, more than 700 students participated in 30 competitive events, including early childhood education, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, fashion design, career investigation, chapter service learning projects and sports nutrition.

Janelle Dempsey earned a Gold Ranking, State Champion, and a berth to the National Leadership Conference in July in Fashion Design. Helene Slinker, Alyssa Jones, and Vinka Martinez earned a Gold Ranking, State Champions, and a berth to the National Leadership Conference in July in Life Event Planning.

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Janelle Dempsey

 

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Helene Slinker, Alyssa Jones, and Vinka Martinez

Taelor Ingram and Jasmine Pope competed in Illustrate Talk and earned a Silver ranking. Maia Lewis, Krystal Mayberry, and Zaria Akins competed in  Chapter Service Project Porfolio and earned a Silver ranking. The group’s sponsor is Jenna Adkins.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women enrolled in family and consumer sciences education courses. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and social issues. The Missouri association ranks fifth in the nation in membership with more than 11,500 members. There are more than 350 FCCLA chapters across the state.

 

Raytown Police to Host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The Raytown Police Department will be hosting free CERT training, beginning June 5, 2015. The training provides an excellent opportunity to learn about preparing yourself and your family for a variety of emergencies and disasters that could affect our community. Training includes basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The program culminates with a mock disaster exercise where the participants put CERT skills to use. For more information about CERT, please visit http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps.

Classes will be held on:

Friday, June 5, 2015: 6:00 pm to 10 pm-Raytown PD Station-10000 E. 59 St.

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm-Raytown EMS-10020 E. 66 Tr.

Friday, June 12, 2015, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm-Raytown PD Station-10000 E. 59 St.

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm-Raytown FD Station 1-6020 Raytown Trafficway

Participants must be 17 years old, or older and will be required to complete an enrollment form and a background check.

For an enrollment form, or more information, contact Melanie Lanigan at 816-737-6022, or laniganm@raytownpolice.org.

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