THE RICE-TREMONTI HOME
“Celebrate the Past”
8801 East 66th Street
Turn back the hands of time to the 1920’s when the Rice-Tremonti Home was as Chicken Dinner Restaurant, ran by Edna Paschal. Many changes to the interior took place during this time period to accommodate large serving areas.
Join The Friends of Rice-Tremonti, to honor the history of this home with an old-fashioned chicken dinner, with mashed potatoes, green beans and fruit cobbler. Tickets are $25.00 per person, reservations are required.
All of the profits from this event go towards to upkeep and maintenance of this Historic home, please mark your calendar and join us April 26th.
For Tickets and Reservations call Phyllis Miller 356-2338
Raytown Police were called to Quick Trip in the 8700 block of East 63 Street on Sunday morning, 04-20-2014, at about 1:34 a.m. regarding a person that had been shot. It was reported that a 24-year-old man became involved in an argument near the gas pumps, with at least two black men. The victim, fearing that the men were going to get a gun, returned to his car. He heard a pop, and felt pain in his abdomen. He exited the car and ran from the gas station. The unknown suspect(s) left the area in an unknown direction.
The victim was transported to an area hospital. He was treated for his injuries, and was released. No suspects were located. An investigation of the incident is underway
Raytown Garden club is hosting its annual plant sale on April 26, 8am-12pm at the Cave Spring Park at the intersection of Gregory and Blue Ridge Blvd. For more information inquirers can join us on Facebook.
Jackson County Drug Task Force Named
For the third consecutive year, the Jackson County Drug Task Force has been recognized as the Law Enforcement Unit of the Year by the Missouri Narcotic Officers Association (MNOA). Additionally, Dan Cummings, the Officer in Charge for the Task Force has been named Officer of the Year by the MNOA.
“To receive this award three years in a row is a remarkable achievement,” said Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders. “It is a testament to the members of the Task Force and the hard work and long hours they put in to help rid our community of large amounts of dangerous and illegal drugs.”
During 2013, Task Force operations led to the seizure of over 29 pounds of methamphetamines, 606 pounds of marijuana, nearly 300 pounds of synthetic narcotics as well as a large amount of crack and cocaine. The estimated street value of these seizures alone is worth over $7.5 million. The Task Force also made 177 arrests in the last year along with presenting 205 cases for prosecution.
“Over the years, the Jackson County Drug Task Force has proven to be a great asset to the citizens and guests of Jackson County,” said Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp. “I look forward to our continued partnership in the future.”
The Jackson County Drug Task Force was formed in 1986 and is comprised of representatives from fourteen area law enforcement agencies including police departments throughout the county as well as the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Task Force is funded by the quarter-cent Community Backed Anti-Drug Sales Tax (COMBAT).
The following orchestra students received a I Rating (Superior) and are eligible to perform at State Solo and Ensemble: Kaitlyn Barkley, Emma Franklin, Henry Franklin, and Emely Rodriguez, quartet; Kacie Brewington, violin solo; Emma Franklin and Emily McIntyre, viola duet; Jacinda Godfirnon, violin solo; Jacinda Godfirnon, Makayla Looney, Jackie Price, and Daijah Wroten violin quartet; Atlanta Hubbard and Rosie Schauffler, duet; Makayla Looney, violin solo; Emily McIntyre, piano solo; and Austin Shults, cello solo.
The following orchestra students received a II Rating (Excellent): Lizz Bishop, viola solo; Lizz Bishop and Austin Shults, duet; Abby Bishop and Liz Bishop, duet; Carlyn Bridges, cello solo; Carlyn Bridges and Emily McFerren, cello duet; Zach Flannery, bass solo; Atlanta Hubbard, viola solo; Ami Khalsa and Sydney Smith, violin duet; Curtis Mahl, viola solo; Emily McFerren, cello solo; Emily McIntyre, viola solo; Matthew Montemore, cello solo; Ellis Moore, piano solo; Jackie Price, violin solo; Rosie Schauffler, violin solo; Sydney Smith, violin solo; and Daijah Wroten, violin solo.
The orchestra is under the direction of Suzannah Smith.
Last years Egg-Extravaganza featured video
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The Raytown High School Lady Jays volleyball team will host a volleyball camp on Saturday, May 17 at Raytown High School. Elementary players will meet from 8:00-9:30 a.m., middle school players will meet from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and high school players will meet from 12:30-3:00 p.m. The cost is $10 to register.
The goal of the camp is to introduce young players to the game of volleyball and prepare older players for high school level competition.
Lady Jay coaches will break down fundamentals for passing, hitting, and serving. Training will also include group and one-on-one coaching including drills and 6 on 6 playing time.
For questions, please contact Coach Lauren Brentlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Jackson County Legislative Candidate, 3rd District at Large
Tony Miller is a former prosecutor, small business person, civic activist, and proud father
Next meeting is May 15th
Jackson County Legislative, 2nd District at Large
Raytown High School’s National Forensics League hosted Mr. Raytown, a talent competition and major fundraising event for the group. Contestants were scored by judges selected from the community and participated in school club costume, swim wear, talent, formal wear, and interview competitions.
Representing Electronic Journalism, Senior Brandon Thomas won first place overall winning the costume, swim wear, and talent competitions. Sophomore Raheem Fielder-Bay took second, and Senior Damien Murphy placed third
.Community judges included: Raytown Mayor David Bower; Cathy Allie, Raytown Schools Director of Communications and Community Relations; Angela Boyd, owner of 21st Century Therapy; and Christopher Rodriguez of the Kansas City Police Department.
The competition was sponsored by the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs, Dr. Hair Barber Shop, Mama China, and CoolCrestFamilyFunCenter with formal wear provided by Men’s Warehouse.
The Raytown School District is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 building and site level Support Staff Employees of the Year. Nominees will be interviewed by a panel of judges. The District’s Support Staff Employee of the Year will be announced at the annual breakfast held on Thursday, April 17.
2014-2015 Support Staff Employees of the year are: Stephanie Archie, Administration; Sarah Norman, Blue Ridge Elementary; Hannah Overfelt, Eastwood Hills Elementary; Kathy McCauley, Fleetridge Elementary; Rhonda Finch, Laurel Hills Elementary; Sandy Kilkenny, Little Blue Elementary; Matrika Hornsby, New Trails Early Learning Center; Pam Tague, Norfleet Elementary; Brianne Wesche, Northwood School; Kathleen Moore, Raytown Central Middle; Rocky Scarcello, Raytown High School; Adriana Hull, Raytown Middle School; Joe Craig, Raytown South High School; Julie Neumann, Raytown South Middle School; Kathy Ryan, Robinson Elementary; Matt Campbell, Southwood Elementary; Karen Clevenger, Spring Valley Elementary; Julie Neumann, Raytown South Middle; Kevin Prosser, Technology; Paula Jones, Transportation; and Steve Fifer, Westridge Elementary.
The Raytown Police Department will be hosting CERT training, beginning May 5, 2014. The free training will be hosted in anticipation of forming a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Raytown. The CERT Program teaches volunteer citizens disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the area in which they live. The training includes basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. With the training learned in the classroom, and during exercises, CERT members may be better prepared to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace when professional responders are not immediately available to help after an event. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. For more information about CERT, please visit http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps.
Classes will held at the Raytown Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Rd, Raytown, Missouri, on Monday and Wednesday nights, beginning May 5, 2014. Classes will be from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM each evening. There will be final examination, required for certification, on Saturday, May 31st. Anyone can apply, but the minimum age for participants is 17.
Contact Marilyn Fleming at 816-737-6018, or email@example.com for more information.
Publishing of new articles has been severely impaired due to a hard disk problem on the main computer. The failing drive has been replaced with a slightly larger 2 enterprise level 2 Tera-Byte drive and only about 500k of the main partition was lost.
There is a backlog of articles to publish, so look for a slightly increase amount of reading until everything is caught up.
Laurel Height met the needed requirements to get Google Fiber yesterday. Laurel Hills still needs 30 more households to sign up and Greymont is still over 50 needed. This is good news to RaytownOnliine.com, as it means 100 times the speed to upload videos. Since going to High Definition video, it can often times take over 6 hours to upload video of a local event. Soon it will take only minutes. Hopefully it will also entice our readers to upload news video about Raytown and Email the link to editor@RaytownOnline.com for a chance to be featured on the site.
5th Annual Egg-Extravaganza Promises Egg-xtra Fun for the Community
On Saturday, April 19, the Raytown Main Street Association will present the 5th Annual Egg-Extravaganza in Downtown Raytown. Kicking off the festivities at 10:00 a.m. in front of the green space at 62nd St will be the Vintage Car and Truck show. At 11:00 a.m. children and adults alike will want to look for the Easter Bunny as the Raytown Community Parade sets off from City Hall, 10000 East 59 St. This year the parade promises some egg-xtra special entrants, including Clydesdale horses, and the chance for parade participants to win for best dressed as they walk past the parade judges. Everyone in the community is encouraged not only to attend but also to participate; you can even come as Peter Rabbit!
Once the parade reaches the green space, it is time for Mayor David Bower to read to the children at the Mid-Continent Public Library, 6131 Raytown Road. The Mayor will share a special children’s story from 12:00-12:20 p.m., keeping all the little (and big) ones engaged prior to the Egg Hunt. At 12:30 p.m., the Dachshund Dash and Dog Costume Contest, sponsored by Raytown Gregory Animal Health Center, will show who the true “hot dogs” are in Raytown. Entry fee is $5.00 per dog; prizes awarded for the 1st-2nd-3rd & smallest, largest and slowest.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, the Beautiful Baby Contest will kick off at the
Egg-Extravaganza; it is slated to run through May 10 at the Farmer’s Market. To enter, proud parents and grandparents need a current 5×7 photo of the baby with baby’s name and parents name printed on back of photo.? Contest is open to babies 1-24 months. There is a $20.00 Registration Fee for each entry.? 1st place winner will receive a gift basket plus $100.? 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive gift baskets. A “vote” is .25 cents.?There will be a large paper mache egg filled with prizes for children and their parents that will be raffled off $1.00 per ticket.
The free community Egg Hunt will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the green space. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to preside over the great hunt, which is a favorite of children and parents alike every year. Make sure to check out the vendors too; right before or after the Egg Hunt is a great time to do so. You can buy a hotdog lunch, too, courtesy of BSA Troop 269—just don’t tell the dachshunds!
: Severe thunderstorm watch for entire metro area until 1900 today.
There may be a slight delay in new articles due to a hardware problem. A hard drive on the main computer for preparing articles for RaytownOnline.com is no longer consistently working.
In order for Google Fiber to come into a neighborhood, 50 people have to sign up for it. The sign up cost is $10. April 15th is supposedly the last day. Google Fiber can either be the cheapest plan possible, or the fastest. How cheap? FREE service equal to what you are getting now. There is a small catch. You have to pay for the equipment, but at a monthly rate about the same as other services cost now and after it is paid for, the service is free for 7 years,. $25 a month for 1 year and 6 years free.
Laurel Heights only needs 4 more households to reach the goal of 50. If you don’t know where that is, it is West of Raytown Road, South of 63rd St and North of 350 Highway. You can click HERE to see the Google Map to see the exact borders and check on the progress.
Laurel Hills needs 32 more households and is North of 59th and South of 53rd on the West side of Raytown.
Graymont needs more than 50 households and is from 83rd to 87th St on the West Side of Raytown.
Raytown, MO Raytown Farmers Market is currently looking for volunteers. We have a job for any age group. Possible duties will include set up tear down, flier distribution, assistance in childrens and adult education areas and much more. Is your group or organization looking for a community service project? Please contact Elisa our Market Manager at RaytownFarmersMarket@gmail.com to get yourself or your group’s time setup
Attention local musicians, do you want to expand your exposure? Raytown Farmers Market is looking for all types of musical entertainment, blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, rap, polka, and many more. Family friendly musicians who would like to play during one of our market days should visit our website raytownfarmersmarket.com for our entertainer application. Please send this along with a CD that has a sample of the music you will be performing to:
Raytown Farmers Market
Raytown Police Department reports that 59th street is closed today from Hunter to Kentucky due to a gas leak.
City Administrator’s Report
Development & Public Affairs
Building inspections have been done for three footings for the new Willow Bend Development at the 5100 Block of Westridge Circle.
The 2014 Spring Newsletter is available on the City’s Website at www.raytown.mo.us. The newsletter includes a $5 discount coupon for SuperSplash USA for Raytown residents only. Please note the coupon for drop off centers in the newsletter is a sample. Drop off center coupons have to be purchased through the Public Works department at Raytown City Hall.
Engage Raytown has added new topics for discussion. Don’t be out of the loop, join the conversation at http://raytownmo.mindmixer.com. We also have heard from the public that you want us to leave the topics up longer to give you more time to comment, thanks for the suggestion!
The City of Raytown will be hosting a school supplies drive during the month of April. A barrel will be available in City Hall for any drop offs. Schools often find themselves short of supplies at this time of year and our employees are eager to help them.
The Fox Drugs building at 63rd and Raytown Road was damaged by a vehicle on November 26, 2013. Repairs have begun on the front entrance.
We’ve had over 71 roofers in the area. Each company needs a business license and a permit to do work. If companies go door to door, they will need a solicitor’s license. If anyone has problems please call Andy Boyd, Building Official, at 737-6186.
Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events
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