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Archive for May, 2012
May 30 2012
Sports Crusaders Basketball and Volleyball Camps!
July 23-27, 2012
For Students from 6th* grade thru 12th* grade, (*as of May 2012) camp will be held at the ROC on July 23-27, 2012.
Each camp will cost $59, if registered prior to July 16 and $69 after that day or on the day of camp
For Children 5 years old* thru 6th* grade (*as of May 2012.)
Create-A-Camp is a mash up of all things kids love! It is Vacation Bible School, Camp Applause (Fine Arts Camp),and Sports Camp all rolled into one. No more running all over town week after week, paying fee after fee to get your kid involved in summer activities. You have spoken and we have heard you. We’re having one awesome weeklong camp July 30-August 3 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. This all day camp for 5 year olds through 6th graders has strong Biblical teaching as well as quality instruction in sports and arts.
Your child will get to create their own camp experience by choosing two activities to Excel in everyday. They will also get the added bonus each day to Explore four other activities. Create-A-Camp includes daily age graded small group Exalt Bible study classes. Opening and closing worship rallies will Excite kiddos, and campers will Express themselves in a musical performance the whole family will enjoy.
Both Camps will be held at First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Hwy, Raytown, MO 64138
For more details or to register for a camp visit http://www.rocfitness.org/sportscamps/
Question can be directed to Carmen Kraus, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 816-268-1526.
May 30 2012
The Raytown South and Raytown High School Speech and Debate teams competed in the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Tournament on April 20-21, 2012 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The tournament does not divide schools by class (1A though 6A), and all competitors from all levels are interspersed for the competition.
Raytown South Seniors Joseph Bennett and Joseph Summers won the state Championship in Public Forum Debate defeating Springfield Central on a 3-0 decision in the final round. Bennett and Summers have both qualified for the National Debate Tournament to be held in July.
Other All-State winners for Raytown South were: David Easley and Amanda Mesa, 4th in Policy Debate and Garrett Poorman, 4th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and 6th in Extemporaneous Speaking. The Cardinals are coached by Matt Good.
The top finishers for Raytown High School were Junior Jackson Bonifield with Sophomore Claire Robins, who finished 11th place in Policy Debate. The Bluejays are coached by Mark Harris.
May 30 2012
Raytown South High School Senior (2012 graduate) Karnesha Brown recently signed a Letter of Intent with Penn Valley Community College for a full tuition paid scholarship to play basketball.
Starting June 5th on Tuesday evenings, Adult Kickball, at Kenagy park (79th & Raytown Rd.). The league will be six weeks long, $160 per coed team up to 20 people per team. Raytown will provide equipment, and umpire at each game. This will be a fun, recreation league, for folks looking for a nontraditional sport. Games will be held in the evenings for 55 minutes per game, no limit on runs scored. Raytown Parks will be taking team, and individual registration, so come and give us a try. All regular kickball rules apply with some safety rules added to ensure a fun and safe atmosphere. Games will be held at Kenagy Park, at 79th and Arlington.
Call for any more details, this league is sure to be a riot! For more information about the upcoming kickball leagues call the Raytown Park Office (5912 Lane) at 358-4100.
The Raytown Parks & Recreation Dept. (5012 Lane, 358-4100) is sponsoring the 37th annual Raytown Fishing Derby at Kenagy Park (79th & Raytown Rd.) The Fishing will be held on June 2nd at 9-11am. registration will start at 8am. This is a free activity to with prizes in several categories and age groups. All prizes have been donated by Raytown area businesses. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning competing for yourself, or with the kids. For more information call the Raytown Parks & Recreation Office at 358-4100.
May 29 2012
City Administrator’s Report
The city has received over 50 applications for the Neighborhood Services Specialist I position. Staff has interviewed five persons for this position. It is anticipated that an offer will be extended to the selected person by June 1st and they will begin work for the City in mid-June.
The Missouri Safe Routes to School Network along with the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation has taken notice of the bicycle and pedestrian improvements that the City has made over the past few years. As such, Staff was invited to give a presentation as part of their monthly state-wide teleconference on May 23rd to members of both of these organizations as well as the Missouri Department of Transportation. The presentation and discussion focused on the various bicycle and pedestrian improvements the City has made, further bicycle and pedestrian improvements that are planned in the future, planning efforts that led to these improvements, and how the City made these improvements a reality.
City E-mail Server Services has completed the migration of all City e-mail accounts onto the new City e-mail server. The new server provides greater virus and spam protection as well as increase management capabilities with smart phones and remote computer access to City e-mail through smart phones and web access.
Missouri Department of Natural Resources has notified Staff that the construction plans for the White Oak West Line A Sanitary Sewer Project have been approved. The approval allows the city to release the plans for construction bids.
The asphalt crew has completed several patches this week in preparation for the Light Weight Aggregate Seal project. The crew spends approximately two months repairing deteriorated pavement in preparation of the seal project. The repairs help provide a smoother ride and minimize future pavement issues.
Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events
May 25 2012
The City of Raytown Council on Aging is hosting a Memorial Celebration, May 28. Kenagy Park. 9:00 am-Noon
In celebration of Memorial Day and May as National Older American’s month.
Co-sponsors, Marguerite McNair Chapter DAR and Raytown Arts Council.
May 25 2012
RAYTOWN POLICE REMIND MOTORISTS THAT SUMMER SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION June 4th thru June 29th, 2012
Here is a list of the Raytown School District schools in the City Limits of Raytown, that will be in session for Summer School:
June 4th thru June 29th, 2012
Laurel Hills- 9:05 AM to 4:10 PM
Robinson- 8:30 AM to 3:35 PM
Spring Valley-8:30 AM to 3:35 PM
Central Middle School-7:55 AM to 2:55 PM
Raytown High School- 7:15 AM to 2:15 PM
The School speed zones will be enforced during the above dates that the schools are in session.
Raytown Police are reminding motorists that the Raytown School District will be in session for Summer School and urge motorists to look out for the safety of our young pedestrians walking to schools and getting on and off school busses. Raytown Schools will be in Summer Schools Session starting June 4th, 2012 through June 29th, 2012. The school zones in Raytown are in force from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, when school are in session. In the interest of the safety of our children, Raytown Police will be enforcing these school speed limits. In addition to the normal fines for speeding, violations in a school zone carry an additional $50.00 dollar penalty. It only takes a second for a child to run out into the road after a toy or windblown item and the results can be forever tragic. Please slow down and help us save lives
High Hope Living Series
Authentic Happiness Workshop
Go to www.mhah.org and click on “Calendar of Events” or contact Stacy Davis (email@example.com or 913-281-2221, ext. 112
Help Send Juvi To Peru Garage and Bake Sale
When: Saturday, May 26, 2012 9am-4pm
Monday, May 28, 2012 9am-4pm
Where: 8801 E 73rd Street
Raytown, MO (corner of 73rd St & Blue Ridge Blvd)
We will everything imaginable! From Hot Dogs & Drinks, Cookies, to
Clothes of all sizes, Nick Knacks, and Pictures, to Furniture.
May 25 2012
The Raytown South Middle School Jazz Band school participated in the 18th & Vine Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 14, and received a 1 Superior rating.
According to Director Brenda Kueck, “The band played with an energy and correct groove for each style of music performed, which is generally above middle school level playing.”
Outstanding musicianship awards were awarded to Callan Searcy on guitar and Savaria Goodman as vocalist. The Jazz Band will open the noon time concert series at the United Missouri Bank in downtown Kansas City on Thursday, April 19, and will perform May 3, at the Raytown School District Retirement Celebration, honoring retiring staff.
May 24 2012
Several members of the Raytown Garden Club refurbished the site of the Raytown Police memorial monument this morning, 05-22-12. The site was located on the west side of City Hall. After the site had fallen in a state of disrepair, Raytown Police Officers Association President Michael Boessen contacted the club for assistance. The project was presented to the club for consideration and was quickly approved.
Garden Club members, including Project Chairperson Linda Dick, refurbished the site by removing the rock ground cover, and then planted flowers, bushes and trees.
The memorial was originally dedicated on May 15th, 1994, during National Police Week, to honor police officers that have fallen in the line of duty.
May 24 2012
The Raytown Police were notified on 5-21-12 at about 4:50 P.M. that a motorist reported hearing a gunshot in the area of 6500 Blue Ridge Blvd in Raytown after a verbal dispute with another vehicle. The motorist said that the driver of the other vehicle yelled something about being “cut off” and then sped around his vehicle. At that time the motorist said he thought he heard a gunshot and believed the driver of the other car was shooting at him. The suspect vehicle was described as a light blue older model large car, possibly a Chevy Caprice, with chrome rims and the driver was described as a black male. There was no damage to the motorist’s vehicle and no injuries. If you have information about this incident please call the TIPS Hotline at 1-800-474-TIPS. There was no indication that this incident was related to the homicide that occurred in this area on 5-13-12.
May 22 2012
RaytownSchools receives “What Parents Want” award.
Twenty-nine Missouri schools have received the 2012 “What Parents Want Award” from SchoolMatch, an independent school selection consulting firm.
Schools are chosen for the award based on qualities parents desire for their child’s school. The information is gathered through a nationwide survey of parents.
May 22 2012
May 21 2012
Friday May 18th, Raytown Police Swat Team along with the St. Joseph Police Department, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives captured Felix Turner in a Raytown apartment complex. Turner is wanted in the murder of Brian Ulmer, 28 of St. Joseph, Missouri. Ulmer was shot in a robbery at his home in St. Joseph and died August 22. Ulmer leaves behind three daughters Harlie, Breanna and JeriLyn. Multiple other suspects have been arrested and Turner is not believed to be the actual shooter.