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Raytown Retired Teachers Scholarship Benifit has large turnout

The Raytown Retired Teachers Association held a scholarship fundraiser on March 27th from 11am to 2pm at Raytown South High School.  There was a silent auction that featured a wide variety of items, from unusual ballcaps to hand made jewelry.  

 

 

 There was BBQ brisket or pulled pork dinner to dine on. 

Pulled Pork BBQ Dinner

 Entertainment included Raytown South Middle School vocal group Pizzazz. 

Pizzazz

The turnout was very good. 

 

 

Amoung those attending were a variety of civic leaders, including alderman Pat Ertz and School Board member Rick Thode. 

Alderman Pat Ertz

School Board member Rick Thode

 

Raytown Police Dept. Basketball Team Wins

On March 26th the Raytown Police Dept Basketball team managed to emerge victorious over the Raytown Fire Dept. Team at Raytown High School.  This  was a charity fundraiser for R.E.A.P.  

The last game in a series of three will be on April 9th. It will be held at Raytown South High School at 7pm. The Raytown Police Dept. will try to improve the 1 and 1 season against the Raytown South Faculty.  Tickets will be $5 for adults, $3 for student and children under 12 are admitted for free.

LeBlanc ends his Re-election bid

Faced with a breaking scandal over improper relations with a young woman he had been mentoring, Roman Lee LeBlanc (the Missouri Legislator for the west side of Raytown) has announced he is withdrawing his candidacy.

“I have determined that seeking a second term as state representative for the 43rd District would not be in the best interest of my family or my community. Therefore, I am immediately ending my campaign and on Monday will formally file the necessary documents with the Secretary of State’s Office withdrawing my candidacy.”

“I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to serve in the Missouri House of Representatives.”

Sincerely,

State Rep. Roman LeBlanc

43rd District

Updates on the Diana Jenkins murder

KMBC has a detailed report on the murder.  Some of the new details include that the Raytown Police had been called to the residence twice before on the day of the murder, that Mr. Jenkins admitted to being high on crack, that there had been a history of domestic violence at the home and Diana Jenkins had requested a restraining order against her husband.

For the full story go the the KMBC website.

http://www.kmbc.com/news/22967068/detail.html

Fox 4 also is covering this story. They have a interview with the victim’s family and a call to her landlord asking for help getting her husband out of the house.  

http://www.fox4kc.com/wdaf-raytown-murder-message-jenkins-032610,0,237020.story

Man Charged in Raytown Homicide

PRESS RELEASE RAYTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

SUBJECT:            Man Charged in Raytown Homicide

DATE:                        03-26-10

Laray Jenkins, also known as Muhammad Abdullah Jenkins, a 43 year old male, has been charged in the shooting death of his wife, Diana Jenkins, a 45 year old female, which occurred on 03-25-10 in the 6700 block of Raytown Road. 

Mr. Jenkins was charged with the Class A Felony of Murder in the Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action.  Mr. Jenkins is being held in the Jackson County Jail without bond.

Laray Jenkins

Victim Identified in Raytown Homicide

PRESS RELEASE RAYTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

 SUBJECT:            Victim Identified in Raytown Homicide

 DATE:                        03-25-10

 The victim of the homicide that occurred in the 6700 block of Raytown Road that occurred on 03-25-10 has been identified as Diana Jenkins, a 45 year old female.

 A male suspect is in custody.  The suspect’s name is being withheld pending possible charges.

Homicide in Raytown

PRESS RELEASE  RAYTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 

      Homicide in Raytown

 DATE:            03-25-10

 Officers from the Raytown police department responded to reported shooting in the 6700 block of Raytown Road just before 10:00 AM this morning. When officers arrived an adult female victim was located inside a residence and transported to an area hospital where she later died.

 Officers in the area did locate a possible male suspect who was taken into custody.

 The victim’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of relatives.

Additional information is planned for release later this afternoon.

Police Blotter March 15th to 23rd 2010

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Raytown State Rep sex scandal

A recent article in the online version of the Pitch details a sex scandal involving Missouri Rep. Roman L. LeBlanc.  LeBlanc represents most of Raytown west of Raytown Road.  The printed version of the article is scheduled to come out in this Wednesday’s Pitch newspaper.

Missouri Rep. Roman L. LeBlanc

WARNING !!!! this link contains graphic details of the scandal. To read the full online article Click Here,

Arrest made in 7-11 murder

19 year old Phillip Martin has been arrested by the Kansas City police for the murder of Gurpreet Singh.

Weather Cancelation — Benefit for American Business Women Assoc.

Due to weather the chili feed and silent auction at First Baptist Church has been cancelled. It will probably be rescheduled in April.

Cops vs. Firemen Charity Basketball

Unlawful use of a Weapon

Rumors are flying about a shooting on Raytown Road the 16th of March. All that I can report with any sense of certainty is that there is a report of officers responding in regard to a robbery on the 6600 block of Raytown Road. The police blotter has this incident classifies as Unlawful use of a Weapon (F).

<<< UPDATE >>>>

Our police reporter has investigated and the tale gets stranger. Two men entered Mama China at close to closing. They ordered soft drinks, sat a while, pulled out a gun/guns and fired some rounds into the wall and then left. They didn’t aim at anyone and they didn’t take anything.

I hope there police release an official report soon, as this story seems a little hard to understand at this point.

Board of Aldermen Meeting on 3/16/2010, Public comments portion

Report on Shepherd Center senior yard cleanup assistance program, a report from the Chamber on the Summer Festival, and Andy who is still upset about the consent agenda.

Board of Aldermen Agenda for 03/16/2010

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Police Blotter March 8th to 15th 2010

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Raytown High Faculty Defeat the Raytown Police Dept.

Raytown Police Dept. Basketball Team

 

Raytown High School faculty handed the Raytown Police Dept. a 51 to 48 point basketball defeat.  The game is the 1st in a series of 3 for the Raytown Police Dept. and the proceeds go to charity.  The next game in the series will be against the Raytown Fire Dept.  I made the mistake of not checking my camara battery before going to the game. The result is that the picture and video are all done with my cell phone. 

  

 

Police Blotter Feb. 26th to March 8th 2010

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FREE PRESCRIPTION DRUG CARD OFFERED TO RAYTOWN AREA RESIDENTS

The RAYTOWN AREA RX CARD is a FREE prescription assistance program that was launched to help uninsured and underinsured individuals afford their medications; however, the program is open to all and can be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits (which is common in many HSA’s and high deductible health plans).  Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use the program for non-covered or non-formulary medications.   This program includes discounts on prescriptions, eyeglasses, hearing aids, nutritional supplements, diabetic supplies, and more. Savings as high as 75% with average savings of 30-35% FEEL FREE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY SO THEY TOO CAN START TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS FREE PROGRAM.  FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.RAYTOWNCHAMBER.COM AND CLICK ON THE DRUG CARD ICON ON THE FRONT OF THE WEBSITE!

Rice-Tremonti Spring Soup and Craft Days

The poblano-pozole soup was excellent, but not recommended for those who do not like spicy hot flavor. The event will continue till tomorrow at 4pm.  Here are a few photos of the volunteers and crafters.

The Bag Lady (Janice Officer) 1716 SW 6th St, Blue Springs

 

PAL Pictures (Peggy Lawrey) PAL-Pictures.com

PAL Pictures (Peggy Lawrey) PAL-Pictures.com

 

Valerie's Vintage Linens (Brown's Antique Mall, 40 Hwy & Noland Rd.)

 

Katie - DID (Katie Radford)

Katie is having an open house March 12th & 13th from 9am to 5pm at 9601 E 82nd Terr.

Raytown City Development Director’s report to the Board of Aldermen on 3-2-2010 Part 1

Raytown City Development Director’s report to the Board of Aldermen on 3-2-2010 Part 2

Public Comments at Raytown Board of Aldermen meeting on 3/2/2010

 

Political Candidates

RaytownOnline.com will publish profiles of candidates (if the candidates submit a profile) whose district includes any part of Raytown, or the Raytown School District. The profiles need to be of a reasonable length (less than two pages of text).
 
 
I would like reader feedback on whether we should also ask for responses to questions and what questions should be included.

Part Time Job Opening

The City of Raytown is looking to hire a part time Recycling Center attendant. The job would be for two Saturdays a month and the applicant must be 17 years or older. For more information, call Debbie at 737-6097