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Dave and Shirley Wurth named as Heartland Humanitarians.

Truman Heartland Community Foundation has named Dave and Shirley Wurth as Heartland Humanitarians of the year.  The following is from the Foundation website. Click HERE to go to the full article.

Long-time Raytown residents, Dave and Shirley Wurth, have a passion for sharing that is well known not only in their home town but throughout Eastern Jackson County. As a couple they support various organizations and individually serve on many nonprofit boards. Shirley is a former educator and Public Information Coordinator for the Raytown School District. As a Rotarian she has been president of the Raytown Club and chaired committees in District 6040. Dave retired from the Blue Ridge Bank & Trust. He has been involved in various leadership positions including president of the Keith Worthington Chapter ALS.

In 1997 the couple was selected as Raytown’s Citizens of the Year for the Truman Heartland Community Foundation Gala. They are active members of the Second Presbyterian Church.

Click HERE to go to an article on the Wurths on Examiner.net

Interpersonal Effectiveness and Validation Workshop

Interpersonal Effectiveness and Validation Workshop
Aundrea Wooten, LCSW and Amanda Gatewood, LPC
Thurs., October 4, 2012; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 9349 E. 65th St., Raytown, MO

 

This is part of the Mental Health America of the Heartland free workshops

City Administrator’s Report for 9/28/2012

City Administrator’s Report
FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator

Administration

With September being National Preparedness Month, First Baptist Raytown (FBR) will host a Red Cross Shelter Training program tomorrow, September 29th, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. FBR has been designated as a disaster shelter for the State of Missouri and surrounding states. Questions can be addressed by calling Michelle, 816.778.1148, or FBR.

Along with the Missouri Rural Water Association and Public Water Supply District #2, the Raytown Police Department is sponsoring a “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” tomorrow, September 29th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The Drug Take-Back Events allows residents the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted pharmaceuticals and over the counter medications in a proper manner. Drop off locations are at the Apple Market (350 Hwy and Raytown Rd) and the Raytown Plaza (63rd and Blue Ridge Blvd).

Human Resources

Personnel actions for September are Mike Klein (Police Officer) left the city on September 18th and Tanya Peck (Accounting Clerk) started on September 24th. Tommy Whitaker (Maintenance Worker) and Jocelyn Logan (Accounts Payable Clerk) both begin next Monday, October 1st.

Don’t forget the retirement celebration for Jean Schlicht (Administrative Assistant) on Friday, October 5th, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Parks & Recreation

Hope Network is sponsoring a 5K Walk/Run on October 6th, at First Baptist Raytown, with the Run starting at 8:30am and the Walk at 8:35am. Awards will be given for the top overall male and female runners, under and over the age of 40. Walkers can enter as individuals, families, or a team or group. Entry fee is $30.00 and proceeds go to sponsor Hope Network programs. Questions can be directed to 816.778.1105 or 778.1148.

Public Works

The Raytown Road railroad overpass bridge guardrail has been repaired. The contractor was able to complete the repair in one day and the bridge was opened immediately thereafter.

Asphalt crews have completed all patching in advance of the Light Weight Aggregate Seal Coat program that is expected to begin the week of October 8th and should last about a week and half. The contractor had planned to be in Raytown in mid-September, however they were unable to complete other projects due to weather, thus causing a delay starting the work in Raytown.

The asphalt overlay project is complete and all related pavement markings have been completed.

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

October 2 – Board of Aldermen Meeting; Council Chambers, 7:00pm
October 4 – Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting; Council Chambers, 7:00pm

Track Olympian Maurice Mitchell will appear at Raytown South’s Homecoming Assembly

Track Olympian Maurice Mitchell will appear at Raytown South’s Homecoming Assembly on Friday afternoon at 12:50 at the high school to introduce Homecoming candidates. He will also be in attendance at the Raytown South vs. Grandview football game at Chittwood Stadium at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. 

Candidate Forum, MO House District 28

The will be a public forum for the two candidates for Missouri House District 28 tonight at 7:00 pm.  The location is the Council Chambers of Raytown City Hall, 10000 E. 59th St. Raytown.  The candidates are Jim Aziere and Tom McDonald.  Aziere is a current Raytown Alderman from Ward 2. McDonald is a current Missouri State Representative for the top 1/3 of Raytown.  The new districts places almost all of Raytown in the 28th District. 

RaytownOnline.com will be there to tape the event and broadcast some of the event live. Check out the Live Video page on this site.

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Resident Robbed by Armed Intruders

The Raytown Police were called to a residence in the 8400 block of Marsh, on 09-25-12, a little after 1:00 P.M., after the resident reported a robbery. It was reported that four black men confronted the resident and assaulted him in the front yard. They forced their way into the home and pointed a handgun at him before fleeing with electronics. The resident reported that he was familiar with one of the men. The resident received minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

The police are looking for four young black men. The first man was described as wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. The second man was described as having shoulder length braids in his hair. He had tattoos on his neck and wrists and was wearing a white shirt and camouflage shorts. The other two men were wearing white shirts and dark pants.

Police ask that anyone with information about this crime call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

Bank of America robbed

At around 8:00 am this morning the Bank of America branch at 6400 Raytown Traffic-way was robbed. Only one person was seen, and he did not appear to be armed, but did assault a bank employee.

Accident on 350 Highway

At around 9:00 pm Sept. 24th a Silver Mercedes SUV was struck by a Hunter Green Toyota Camry. The SUV was leaving the retail area in front of Taco Bell going North and the Camry was traveling East on 350 Highway. Neither passenger in the SUV seemed to be injured, but the driver of the Camry was taken away in an ambulance. Police indicated that his injuries did not seem to be life threatening. The photos taken at the scene show slight damages to the SUV in comparison to the Camry.

Raytown Announces Hall of Fame Induction, Class of 2012

The Raytown School District will host its annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend on October 5 and 6.  Six Raytown Schools’ graduates will be honored by the District for their excellence in vocation and for their positive representation of the school district.

The class of 2012 will have six members.  Rhiannon Albertson Ally, Raytown South High School class of 1999, is a broadcast journalist in Florida and is the anchor for the CBS morning show in Miami, formerly at KCTV 5 here in Kansas City.  Ally also hosted Better TV’s syndicated entertainment show.

 

Rhiannon Albertson Ally then Rhiannon Albertson Ally  now

 

Dixie Kepley Arnold, Raytown High School class of 1960, is an educator at Vanguard University in California.   She is a former elementary school teacher.

 

Dixie Kepley Arnold then Dixie Kepley Arnold  now

 

Howard L. Bell, Jr., Raytown High School class of 1950, is a retired Raytown School District educator.  He was the first Coordinator of Music for the Raytown School District.

 

Howard L. Bell, Jr. then Howard L. Bell, Jr. now

 

Tony Lowe, Raytown South High School class of 1970, is a pilot and an Accredited United States diplomat.  His service includes time in Operation Desert Storm.

Tony Lowe then Tony Lowe now

Dr. Robert Jones, Raytown High School class of 1964, is a retired physician and surgeon. He is the founder of Jackson County Orthopedics.

 

Dr. Robert Jones then Dr. Robert Jones  now

 

Jann Wynn, Raytown South High School class of 1970, is the founder of Wynn Twins School of Dance. She has been a professional dancer and choreographer for over 35 years.

 

Jann Wynn then Jann Wynn  now

 

Inductees will begin their activities by visiting both high schools on Friday, October 5 starting at Raytown High School and moving to Raytown South High School.  Community members and school district officials will greet inductees at a luncheon at the Raytown Schools Education and Conference Center at 11:00, and in the afternoon, inductees will visit schools of their choice to talk to students and staff.  Friday evening the inductees will be recognized at the Raytown vs. Raytown South football game.

On Saturday, October 6, inductees will be the guests of the Raytown Historical Society at 9:30 for a tour and continental breakfast, and will greet visitors.  An invitation only ceremony will conclude events at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Raytown. 

For additional information about the Class of 2012 or to nominate individuals for the Class of 2013, please contact the Community Relations Office at the school district, at 816-268-7000.

Raytown Community Let’s Move world record video

RaytownOnline.com would like to thank KSHB channel 41 for providing the code to embed their video of the event.

Donnie Wilson Named Program Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope—Kansas City

Donnie Wilson, MSW, of Raytown, Missouri, has been named the Program Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope—KC (BHGH-KC). BHGH-KC provides academic opportunities, a safe welcoming home, and nurturing care for boys in need who are academically capable and motivated, but hampered by adverse home, school and neighborhood circumstances. The organization’s residential home for boys ages 10-18, is located 123rd and State Line in Kansas City, Missouri.

As Program Director, Wilson will oversee all programming for the organization, childcare services, and house operations. He also will supervise residential counselors and work with house volunteers.

Wilson comes to BHGH—KC from reStart, Inc., where he served as Director of Programs and Services. At reStart, Wilson oversaw 12 programs at six sites that assisted homeless individuals and families. He has more than 14 years of experience in Social Services, working with developmentally and mentally disabled clients, as well as at-risk youth. Wilson holds a BA in Social Work and an MSW from Grambling State University in Louisiana.

BHGH-KC opened its doors to boys in need in the Kansas City metropolitan area in 2005. It is part of a network of homes in 15 U.S. cities operated by Boys Hope Girls Hope. The organization, started in St. Louis in 1977 by a Jesuit priest and educator, also serves youth in Latin America. For more information about BHGH-KC, or to find out about referring a boy in need to the program, please call Wilson at 816-942-2335. Wilson also is available to speak to local community groups about Boys Hope Girls Hope—Kansas City.

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Hope Network Plans 5K

The Hope Network 5K will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 8 am to 12 pm.

Same- day registration will open at 8 am or you may register online at www.hopeforraytown.com or by mailing in one of the registration forms available at several local businesses including the ROC Fitness Center, Rick’s Auto Clinic, Lighthouse Dental, SERC (350 Hwy location) and Metcalf Bank (Blue Ridge location). The fee is $30.00 per person for both runners and walkers. As always, the race is on a certified, marked course with electronic timing and results, and all racers receive a race t-shirt. Early packet pick-up will Friday, October 5 from 10 am -6 pm outside the ROC Bookstore at First Baptist Raytown (use the ROC entrance).

 The 5K Run for Hope & Family Fitness Walk offers participants an opportunity to help provide hope to those feeling hopeless in our community. Funds raised from the race go toward meeting the need of food, clothing, shelter, dental and optometry care. By participants taking that first step in the 5K, you will help us accomplish our mission of reaching out, meeting needs and changing lives. For more information on the 5K Run for Hope & Family Fitness Walk, to be a volunteer at the event, or for information on how to become a 5K vendor, please call Michelle at 816-778-1148 or visit www.hopeforraytown.com.

Store Robbed by Gunman

 

The Raytown Police were called to Easy Pickin, Conoco at 8900 East 350 Hwy, on 09-22-12, at 08:30 A.M., after the store employee reported a robbery. It was reported that a black male about 6’ tall, in a red ball cap, armed with a gun, had entered the store and confronted the employee. After taking an unknown amount of money, the male got into the passenger side of a smaller silver car and left the area in an unknown direction.

  There were no injuries and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Tips Hotline, at 474-TIPS.

 

Join Rainbow Girls on Sept. 29th

The Raytown Rainbow Girls that meet in the Raytown Masonic Lodge, 6309 Overton, will have an Open House on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00. ALL girls between the ages of 7 and 19 are welcome to attend with a parent, legal guardian or grandparent.

Please come find out how Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life! You may enjoy exploring www.GoRainbow.org, too.

City Administrator’s Report for 9/21/2012

City Administrator’s Report
FROM: Mahesh Sharma, City Administrator

Administration

The Shepherd’s Center will sponsor their annual Used Book Sale on September 21st and 22nd, at the Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Proceeds will go to support programs and services for Raytown’s older adults.

With September being National Preparedness Month, First Baptist Raytown (FBR) will host a Red Cross Shelter Training program on September 29th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. FBR has been designated as a disaster shelter for the State of Missouri and surrounding states. Questions can be addressed by calling Michelle, 816.778.1148, or FBR.

EMS

Staff wishes to thank all those who donated blood at the Community Blood Center Blood Drive at Raytown EMS on August 31st. There were 26 donors, of which 10 were first time donors, and the goal of 15 units was exceeded.

Parks & Recreation

Hope Network is sponsoring a 5K Walk/Run on October 6th, at First Baptist Raytown, with the Run starting at 8:30am and the Walk at 8:35am. Awards will be given for the top overall male and female runners, under and over the age of 40. Walkers can enter as individuals, families, or a team or group. Entry fee is $30.00 and proceeds go to sponsor Hope Network programs. Questions can be directed to 816.778.1105 or 778.1148.

Police Department

Along with the Missouri Rural Water Association and Public Water Supply District #2, the Raytown Police are sponsoring a “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, September 29th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The Drug Take-Back Events allows residents the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted pharmaceuticals and over the counter medications in a proper manner. Drop off locations are at the Apple Market (350 Hwy and Raytown Rd) and the Raytown Plaza (63rd and Blue Ridge Blvd).

Board, Committee and Commission Meetings, and Events

September 27 – Fire Board Meeting; Station 1, 9:00am
October 5 – Retirement Reception for Jean Schlicht; Council Chambers, 2:00 to 4:00pm

Aldi’s is hiring

Aldi’s has a sign on their door indication they are hiring full and part time cashiers and full time shift managers. The location is the store at 350 Highway and Gregory. The time is 7:00 am to 9:00 am on Thursday and Friday the 20th and 21st of September.

Chipotle & Game Stop are open for business


Chipotle opened four days ago and Game Stop opened last Wednesday. Service in Chipotle looks brisk and the food looks great.  Tell them you heard about it on RaytownOnline.com. It will not get you anything free, but it will make me happy.

Red Cross Shelter Training for National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Monthand the First In Action (FIA) Team at First Baptist Raytown (FBR) will host Red Cross Shelter Training. FBR is a Red Cross designated sheltering site for survivors of a disaster in Missouri or surrounding states and could be opened up by the Emergency Manager in Raytown.

While the Red Cross provides all the beds, blankets, etc, they prefer that sheltering sites have a team of volunteers to help run the shelter in its daily operations. The Shelter Operations and Simulation Course training offered on September 29 is open to all who are interested in learning about shelter training. Participants must stay in training for the entire day and those who leave early will not receive certification.

The training consists of two segments which are described below in detail:

  • Shelter Operations, an instructor led basic level course designed to give participants an overview of the American Red Cross policies and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during disaster. The course includes lecture and group exercises.  The purpose of this course is to prepare volunteers of the Red Cross and other agencies to manage shelter operations effectively and sensitively as a team while meeting the needs of the people displaced as the result of a disaster.  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Describe the procedures for opening, operating and closing shelters; explain ways to demonstrate quality service; organize available human resources as a shelter operations team; identify resources available to assist shelter workers; and organize the physical facility and material resources to meet the needs of the people in the shelter.
  • Shelter Simulation, an instructor led basic level course which builds on the information presented in Shelter Operations and provides participants an opportunity to practice working with procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. The purpose of the simulation is to provide participants with an opportunity to apply knowledge, skills and abilities required to operate a successful shelter.  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Demonstrate shelter opening, operating and closing procedures; identify and use available resources to assist shelter workers; work as a team to provide quality shelter services to clients; and address common shelter problems effectively

For those interested in the training but unable to attend on September 29, the Red Cross suggests the shelter training offered at the Red Cross Chapter Headquarters monthly.

If you are interested in attending on another date at FBR, please contact Carmen at 268-1526 or Michelle at 778-1148. A second training date may be scheduled at FBR if enough interest is shown.

To sign up for Saturday, September 29 training, please go to www.firstbaptistraytown.com and click on Events at the bottom of the home page.

 

Gas Mart USA has purchased the area Conoco Kicks 66 Stations

A disagreement between Phillips 66 and Conoco Kicks 66 gas stations has resulted in the Kicks 66 station on Blue Ridge Blvd. being out of gasoline for weeks. Recently the station has become little more than a convenience store selling off existing inventory and has gone to cash only sales.

 Gas Mart USA purchased the Conoco Kicks 66 Station and  are expecting fuel to arrive in the next 24 hours. The signs should change to reflect the new owners in a short time.  Employees are uncertain about their future, but one commented that they have been promised their vacation pay.

Raytown Man identified as Kauffman Stadium shooter

 Marcus L. Collins of Raytown has been identified as the shooter in the Kauffman Stadium suicide and attempted murder incident. The victim was working as a parking lot attendant when Collins drove up, shot at her several times, striking her at least once and then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. The victim and Collins had know each other for about 20 years, had dated recently and then had a falling out.

For more in this story click HERE to read the KC Star article.

 

Norfleet students can earn trip to circus

Norfleet Elementary School’s Positive Behavior Support team wanted an incentive for students to get motivated to Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe in all areas.

Principal Lori Kang came up with the idea of taking students who did not have to go to a buddy room or to the recovery room to the Shrine Circus. This idea goes along with the PBS goals of being proactive and helping students make good choices not only in the classroom but in all areas.

The PBS presented the goals to students at an all school assembly which included 3 clowns, who taught students how they could Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe in the classroom, cafeteria, restroom and hallway. Kelly Rohlfsen, Dale Ann Hawkins, and Linda Bettes did a good job as guest clowns.

 

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