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Civic-minded Volunteers Needed

Shepherd’s Center of Raytown invites you to join out committed group of volunteers in helping provide services to Seniors living within the boundaries of the Raytown School District. Most volunteers work a set schedule of approximately three hours, one day per week.

  • Office Volunteers. Open shifts: Tuesday 1 – 4 pm; Wednesday 9 – 12 & 1 – 4; Thursday 1 – 4; Friday 9 – 12. This job involves answering phones, scheduling rides for medical appts., giving information from resource book, give information about upcoming events.
  • On-call Wheels that Care Drivers. Scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, when one of our seniors needs a ride to a medical appointment. Time needed varies, appointments average one hour plus travel time.
  • Substitute Meals on Wheels drivers. Regular driver positions are currently filled (generally one day per week). Substitute drivers are needed when a regular driver is ill or unavailable. Prepackaged meals and beverages are picked up from a central location and delivered to clients within the boundaries of the Raytown School District.

All volunteers must pass a background check. Drivers also must have a valid drivers license, and a licensed and insured vehicle. Training provided.

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email: volcoordinator@sbcglobal.net or by phone: 816-356-9000.

Shepherd’s Center of Raytown Seeking New Director

Seeking an energetic, motivated individual to serve as Executive Director of Shepherd’s Center of Raytown. This half-time (20 hour per week) position will work closely with the Board of Trustees to provide strategic leadership, manage staff and volunteers, and oversee the successful operation of our services for Raytown Seniors, including the Meals on Wheels program. Qualifications include experience working with nonprofit, public sector, or community organizations. Bachelors degree (preferred) or commensurate experience in public administration, human or social services. To apply, please submit resume and a list of three references to: jdowning2300@yahoo.com

Police say Jungerman not a suspect

From KMBC 9 NEWS

“During a police briefing on Thursday, authorities said detectives have talked to the owner of the van. They said the owner is not in custody, not a person of interest nor a suspect.

Shepherd’s Center Annual Garden Tour

Benefit dinner for Officer Tom Wagstaff TODAY

Eggstravaganza 2017 part 1, the Parade

It was a nice celebration and parade. The wind was so strong that even a pro windscreen was not enough.

Chuck Henss – Candidate for Alderman Ward 4

The Raytown Times article listed Chuck as John Henss and gave him only 20% of the space that was given his opponent and no photo. To balance the scales, Raytown Online will provide featured coverage.


I was born and raised in a small town on a family farm, one of thirteen children, where I learned the value of hard work and family. I am a husband, a father, and a grandfather. My wife and I have been married for 35 years. We raised two lovely daughters and have 5 beautiful grandchildren. My younger daughter is a wife and mother of 5. My son-in-law is journeyman electrician with IBEW Local 124. My older daughter owns and operates a small business (Mobile Menagerie) in Athens TX. When we retired, and work no longer determined where we lived, we chose Raytown for our home.

I graduated in 1971 with a degree in Education. My first position was in a small elementary/junior high school where I taught science and coached both boys and girls sports teams. In 1979, I was offered an opportunity for a career in telecommunications which led to a position at Sprint. I worked for Sprint for 25 years. The majority of that time was in the International Network division of Sprint, where I led a team of highly skilled network planners, building voice and data networks with our foreign partners throughout the globe. I traveled extensively, working with many different cultures and have come to appreciate what can be accomplished when people from diverse backgrounds work together for a common goal. Also in this position with Sprint, I was responsible for budget management, efficient management of resources to meet business goals, and, most importantly, was an advocate for the ideas and needs of my team to Senior Management.

I chose to run for Alderman to support Raytown and be an active member in the community where I live. Raytown became our community when I retired and my job no longer dictated where we live. There are many in Raytown who were born here and chose to stay here, and that is a good thing. In my case, I chose to move here, to live out my retirement years here, to make this my home, my community. A place where my grand-kids play with our neighbor’s kids, enjoy the city parks, especially Kenagy Park, and enjoy the local restaurants, especially Breakfast and Lunch Lovers, and the soda fountain at Fox’s Drugstore. My wife is a gardener, and because of our many moves, has never been able to see her gardens grow to be fully matured. She now has a garden that she will nurture and watch as it develops to its fullest potential. Although we were not born and raised here, this community is every bit as important to us as a lifelong resident.

I believe I have the determination and skills to represent the people of Ward 4. I pledge to be a voice for my constituents, and will be open to all views and concerns. I will support city services, ensure efficient use of tax revenue, attract both commercial and residential growth, treat all neighborhoods equally and with respect, and help make Raytown a destination that is known for its schools, local shops and restaurants, and a great place to call home.

POSITIIONS I WILL PROMOTE AS ALDERMAN

With your help, I would like to bring my skills and experience to the position of Alderman to help our community with the following goals:

  • Treat all neighborhoods equally; keep our streets safe and clean; maintain all infrastructure including city parks; provide storm cleanup, and quality public services
  • Improve public areas, especially on the 350 corridor to attract both commercial and residential growth
  • Provide support to residents to meet codes, especially for the elderly
  • Support Raytown School District, the cornerstone of the community
  • I am a strong supporter of unions and will ensure unions are part of the bidding process for all construction and economic development in Raytown

 VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

I have talked with many of my constituents in the last few weeks and have listened to their issues and concerns. What bothers my constituents most is that they are being ignored by city government. Here is a list of issues my constituents want to see addressed:

  • Street repair: many streets are in need of repair with problems ranging from pot holes, cracked curbing, and crumbling driveway access. Often, the problems are given temporary patches rather than a fix.
  • Street clean-up: debris in the streets and curbs is accumulating in many neighborhoods. There was a time when street sweepers made occasional passes on the streets but this service is no longer being provided.
  • Code enforcement: Most code violations are dealt with by sending a letter followed by a ticket for non-compliance. Citizens would appreciate personal contact with city officials so there can be a better understanding of why the property is in violation and the options to resolve the situation.
  • Code enforcement and senior citizens: Senior citizens may require special treatment and financial assistance to deal with code violations. As alderman, I would propose the city provide this assistance.
  • Code enforcement for bank owned properties: Often times, bank owned properties are left vacant for years and left to deteriorate and yards are neglected. Banks must be held accountable to the same codes.
  • Tree clean-up: Many trees in the city are on city easements and should be the responsibility of the city to maintain, especially pruning of the dead branches. Often this falls on the property owner.
  • Storm clean-up: The city should provide a service to clean up branches and debris after a storm. Many cities provide this service.
  • Sidewalks and streetlights: Some neighborhoods do not have sidewalks and others are in need of repair. The same is true of streetlights.

All neighborhoods need to be treated equally in resolving these issues.

Bluegrass First Friday at Blue Ridge Church tonight

It’s the first Friday of the month. C’mon down to Blue Ridge Methodist Church tonight for great music and fellowship with the Kansas City Area Bluegrass Music Club. We’re located at 51st St. and Blue Ridge Boulevard; parking and entrance behind the building. The program starts at 7, with featured bands on stage, and there are multiple jam sessions going at the same time for pickers and singers. The UMW provides yummy food at a very reasonable price, and families are welcome. No admission charge for the entertainment, although the traditional hat will be passed to support the club. This clip features the Hootin’ Annies singing “Just a Little Walk with Jesus” at the meeting last March.

 

Fire Destroys Trailer Home

On January 6th a fire destroyed a trailer home on Eastwood Trafficway, just East of Blue Parkway. RaytownOnline reporter Larry Edwards was on the scene to take photos and interview the victim who identified himself as Noah. Noah referred to propane as the cause of the fire.

 

Sutherlands Fresh Fruit Friday

Sutherlands has a huge sale on fruit every year right before Christmas. Apples, pears, and oranges are $0.69 a pound and bananas are $0.39 a pound. The also have low prices on nuts.  This is always a great deal

Tree Lighting Ceremony 2016

The tree lighting event started off with a short speech From our Mayor.


Followed by Christmas songs performed by Raytown Students

Santa arrived to help get the lights going, choosing a nice red Raytown Firetruck instead of a sleigh. Santa then proceeded down the street to listen to a huge line of children wanting to make a few requests. Along the way he passed the tractor pulling the hayride. After the children have a talk with Santa, Frosty was waiting with a basket of candy.

The Raytown Community Band Flutes entertained the crowd gathered to talk to Santa.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Tonight

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Steve Mock Memorial part II

On Tuesday at 6:30 pm Raytown’s Mayor unveiled the memorial to Alderman Steve Mock.  The memorial sits in front of a Sweetbay Magnolia tree also planted in remembrance.

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Steve Mock memorial Sweetbay Magnolia

 

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This is what the flowers will look like in the Spring.

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Video of the memorial services.

Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Concert to benefit Shepherd’s Center of Raytown

Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus

Concert to benefit Shepherd’s Center of Raytown

Saturday, November 5, 2016
4:00 pm

Blue Ridge United Methodist Church 
5055 Blue Ridge Boulevard 
Kansas City, Missouri 64133 

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Steve Mock Memorial Tree and Monument Dedication

October 18, 2016, 6:30 PM, Raytown City Hall

The City of Raytown will host a dedication ceremony to commemorate the life and civic leadership of Alderman Steve Mock who passed away earlier this summer.

The ceremony will occur with the Mock family and City leaders on the east lawn of Raytown City Hall near the staff entrance to the building. Please join us as we dedicate a tree and monument in his honor.

Aldereman Steve Mock and Clarice Titus

Aldereman Steve Mock and Clarice Titus

Rice-Tremonti Lawn party

Rice-Tremonti Lawn party: Ice cream, live music, Buffalo Soldiers and crafts

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The Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home will hold an old-fashioned lawn party on the grounds of the Rice-Tremonti Home on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2-6 p.m. The 1844 era farmhouse is located at 8801 E. 66st St. in Raytown. Admission is free for the afternoon event and ice cream will be served and homemade jams and bread will be for sale.

Three Americana/Folk music acts are on the schedule. The Shortleaf Band will play at 2 p.m.; the duo of Betse & Clarke will perform at 3:30 p.m. and Kelly Hunt will play at 4:30 p.m. Each group will evoke the sounds of yesteryear in contemporary stylings. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

In addition, historic re-enactors of the Kansas City-Leavenworth area chapter of the National 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association, or Buffalo Soldiers, will be present to explain how African-American cavalry soldiers played a big role in “taming the West” in the 19th century. The Buffalo Soldiers were members of the 10th Cavalry formed at Fort Leavenworth in 1866. They protected settlers during the westward expansion. Members of the group will be present throughout the afternoon and will give a talk at 3:30 p.m.

A talented group of crafters will sell their hand-made wares to attendees. Participating crafters include: Beyond Scentsations, soy candles and wax melts; Serendipity Dish, unique towel sets for kids; Revamp By Lady Dunn, one of a kind jewelry; Hum-A-Long Ranch, alpaca wool goods; Cassie’s K-9 Bakery, homemade dog treats; Designs By Downing, quilts, children’s bibs and aprons; Soapnotica, handmade soaps and lotions made to pamper you and your skin and Ailina Jewelry, handmade jewelry of stones, crystal, glass and metal beads. More are expected to sign up. No fees for crafters!

Of course, the Friends of Rice-Tremonti will serve homemade ice cream to cap off a fun afternoon outdoors. Yes, it’s all  free, but donations are always welcome as the not-for-profit group is responsible for all upkeep and preservation costs of maintaining this 172-year-old westward trails and Civil War landmark. Tours of the house and Aunt Sophie’s cabin will be held during the afternoon.

For more information contact Leigh Elmore, president of the Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home Assn., 816-510-8179.

Missouri House District 28 Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters and the Raytown Chamber of Commerce held a candidates forum for the Missouri House 28th District earlier this week.  All six candidates were in attendance.  RaytownOnline.com made a video recording of the forum.  Due to the closeness of the election, to save time, the normal amount of editing to pretty up the footage has not been done. There is about 10 minutes where the view is only the moderator at the podium, when the preferred view would be the candidates. This is at almost the end of the video and the reason is simple, I made a mistake during the file transfer process and did not catch it before the originals were deleted from the camera.  Everything is there, just some of it is not the preferred view.

 

HY-Vee Health Fair

Health Fair 2016 front page

Raytown High School’s fall musical, Oklahoma! opens

You Cain’t Say No to Oklahoma!

“There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow,” sings Curly as the audience gets their first glimpse of Oklahoma!, the first musical of the 2015-2016 school year produced by the Raytown High School Theatre and Music Departments, running Nov. 19-21. Oklahoma! is a lively and hilarious musical that premiered on Broadway on March 31, 1943, and has won numerous awards, including the Olivier awards for Outstanding Musical Production, Best Set Design, and Best Theatre Choreographer.

The show is set in early 1900’s Oklahoma, before it was made the 46th member of the Union, and follows the story of Laurey, Curly, and their friends as the Box Social approaches. Featuring songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “Kansas City,” “Cain’t Say No,” “Out of My Dreams,” and “Oklahoma!,” this show is full of musical numbers to remember.

The main cast includes Zach Kujath as Curly McLain, Emma Drace as Laurey Williams, Julianna McCarroll as Aunt Eller, Caleb McCarroll as Jud Fry, Raynesha Green as Ado Annie, Braden Best as Will Parker, Israel Hanke as Ali Hakim, and Richard Jones as Andrew Carnes.

The Raytown High School theatre, under the direction of Mrs. Katie Kolster, continues its season with The Odd Couple showing Feb. 25-27, 2016, and Hairspray, April 14-16, 2016. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office before and after school, or before the performance. To receive the advanced rate, one may also email Kathleen.kolster@raytownschools.org to reserve.

Students: $5. General Admission: $7 in advance/reserved, $8 at the door.

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Special Musical Guest Val Fagan at Blue Ridge United Methodist Church Sunday

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Val will be joining BRUMC for the 10:00 a.m. worship service. 5055 Blue Ridge Boulevard, KCMO, 64133.

Benefit Concert for REAP honoring Al Brown

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Raytown Farmer’s Market to finish season with a Bang

October 31st will be the last day for this seasons Raytown Farmers Market. The plan to have a Harvest Festival, with Arts and Crafts for kids , Face Painting, and a photo booth,  It is located at 6210 Raytown Road, across the street from the library.  On my last visit I noticed some nice produce and some very soft alpaca hats.

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Finger Puppets

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Alpaca hats, knitted and also felted versions, a lot softer than wool.

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Produce and jam from Pepper Berries Urban Farm

Raytown Democratic Association Monthly Meeting

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION

MEETING NOTICE

Thursday, July 16th, 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 belevotaPaul LeVota
MO State Senator 11th District

Thank you for helping to keep MO Blue

Contact

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

August 20th

Mike McDonough
Raytown Mayor

 

September 17th

Bonnaye Mims
MO State Representative 27th District

Tom McDonald
MO State Representative 28th District

 

HOLD THE DATE

Saturday July 25th 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
RDA Annual Picnic


BONUS Picture

County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker Tweeting a photo of the audience  at the last Raytown Democratic Association meeting

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Tornado Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until midnight for Jackson County Mo.

Raytown is specifically mentioned on the NWS website ….

 

Event: Tornado Warning
Alert:
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY 
UNTIL 700 PM CDT... 
 
AT 636 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 
WAS LOCATED NEAR RAYTOWN...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH. 
HAZARD...TORNADO AND GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL. 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION. 
IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT 
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE 
TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS 
LIKELY. 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... 
BLUE SPRINGS...LAKE TAPAWINGO AND UNITY VILLAGE. 
THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES... 
I-70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 11 AND 21. 
I-470 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 7 AND 16. 
TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED 
HAIL...1.75IN
Instructions: TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
Target Area:
Jackson

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION MEETING

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION
MEETING NOTICE
Thursday, June 18th, 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

Jean Peters Baker
Jackson County Prosecutor

Thank you for helping to keep MO Blue

Contact

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

July 16th

Paul LeVota
MO State Senator 11th District

HOLD THE DATE

Saturday July 25th 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
RDA Annual Picnic


Raytown Mayor Mike McDonough and Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders at the last RDA meeting.

Sanders gave a presentation on the prospects for Light Rail in Jackson County by using idle railroad lines. Exec Sanders explained the unique advantage Jackson County and Raytown have given much of the route can be implemented on existing right-of-ways that the railroads have already agreed to sell at a fraction of what it would cost to develop for public transit from scratch. McDonough and Sanders 1024