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Expires:
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Overcast
Wednesday 10%
High 36° / Low 27°
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Cloudy. High 36F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Ice Pellets
Thursday 50%
High 38° / Low 33°
Ice Pellets
Rain and freezing rain early...with rain showers in the afternoon. High 38F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 50%.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 10%
High 45° / Low 37°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High near 45F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 50%
High 54° / Low 29°
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 54F. SE winds shifting to WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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Sunday 0%
High 52° / Low 34°
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Plentiful sunshine. High 52F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Monday 10%
High 53° / Low 36°
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Mainly sunny. High 53F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tuesday 10%
High 63° / Low 47°
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A mainly sunny sky. High 63F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

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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

Shepherd’s Center Annual Garden Tour

FREE Musical Theater Workshops

Blue Ridge Blvd. United Methodist Church
5055 Blue Ridge Boulevard, KC MO, 353-1435

presents a week of FREE Musical Theater Workshops beginning Sunday, June 11 for “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”. (June 11-16, 5:30-8:00pm culminating in **one performance only!** Saturday, June 17 at 7:00pm. Involve the whole family, bring friends and relations! Attend all the workshops to learn the show, then at the end of the week perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s upbeat musical that tells the biblical story of Joseph and his many-colored coat.

Workshops are free, open to all ages, no audition required.

Please register on our websitewww.blueridgechurch.org
General admission tickets to the performance on June 17 are $10 and are available now through the church office Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00-4:00pm or on Sunday morning.

Benefit dinner for Officer Tom Wagstaff TODAY

Chipotle to donate 50% sales to KC Pet Project

March 8, half of all fundraiser sales from Kansas City Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will benefit the KC Pet Project, the largest no-kill animal shelter in Kansas City, caring for almost 10,000 pets a year.

Between 10:45 a.m. and 10 p.m., 30 restaurants across Kansas City will donate 50% of all participant proceeds to the KC Pet Project. There are three ways to make sure half of your readers’ lunch/dinner benefits KCPP:

• Bring in the flyer
• Show the social media posts
• Mention the fundraiser at checkout

Rice-Tremonti open for holiday tours and parties

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The Rice-Tremonti Home in Raytown is decked out for the holidays and ready for visitors. The historic house will be open for the Christmas season three weekends before Christmas, Dec. 3-4, Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 17-18. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults.  The house will be available for private rentals and for group tours at any other times.

Planning a Christmas party? Need a great location for it? Why not have your party at the historic Rice-Tremonti Home?

This Christmas season the Rice-Tremonti Home is available for your families’ or office holiday party. The dining room is spacious and the downstairs parlors will be festively decorated for the season. Kitchen facilities are available. Call 816-333-3586 for details.

“The Rice-Tremonti Home is a great community asset and is available for the community to utilize for small social occasions,” says Leigh Elmore, president of the Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home. “We’re offering discounted user fees to not-for-profit organizations as well.”

During public hours the Rice-Tremonti Christmas Country Store will be a must-stop for those shopping for unique gift items and Christmas delicacies. Homemade candies and baked goods will be available on the public open dates. “If you haven’t tried our members’ chocolate covered coconut candies, peanut brittle or banana bread, well then, you just haven’t lived large enough yet,” Elmore said.

The house is decked out for the season with old-fashioned Christmas trees and garlands. The aroma of cinnamon infused cider will fill the air. Drop by and soak in the atmosphere, it will set the mood for your holiday.

The Rice-Tremonti Home is located at 8801 E. 66th St. in Raytown. The Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home, an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization, use all funds collected for upkeep and preservation of the home.

Rice-Tremonti Soup and Crafts today and tommorrow

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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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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.

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION MEETING NOTICE

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION
MEETING NOTICE
Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Las Chili’s, 6210 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown

Come early at 6:00 PM to dine and make new friends!

Our speakers will be
Jerome Barnes
Candidate MO State Representative District 28

Winston Apple
Candidate MO Lieutenant Governor

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

 

Public Library food for fines program

Help some one in need and pay off those old late book fines at the same time.


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Benefit Concert for REAP honoring Al Brown

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THE RICE-TREMONTI ANNUAL FALL SOUP & CRAFTS

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THE RICE-TREMONTI HOME
8801 E. 66th Street
358-7423

ANNUAL FALL SOUP & CRAFTS
NOVEMBER 7th and 8th
  11:00-4:00 pm
$7.00

Enjoy a selection of homemade soups and pies
Local crafters and unique items available for sale

 

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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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

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 27 & 28, 2015

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Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 27 & 28, 2015

Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. These radio operators, often called “hams” provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA and even for the International Space Station. Your Town’s “hams” will join with thousands of other Amateur Radio operators showing their emergency capabilities this weekend.

Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events world-wide. When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications. On the weekend of June 27-28, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Raytown ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about as hams across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities

This annual event, called “Field Day” is the climax of the week-long “Amateur Radio Week” sponsored by the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. Their slogan, “When All Else Fails, Ham Radio Works” is more than just words to the hams as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year’s event.

“The fastest way to turn a crisis into a total disaster is to lose communications,” said Allen Pitts of the ARRL. “From the earthquake and tsunami in Japan to tornadoes in Missouri, ham radio provided the most reliable communication networks in the first critical hours of the events. Because ham radios are not dependent on the Internet, cell towers or other infrastructure, they work when nothing else is available. We need nothing between us but air.”

The Raytown Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at 10000 E 59th Street Raytown,Mo (behind Raytown City Hall) on June 27 & 28. They invite the public to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio
license before the next disaster strikes.

Amateur Radio is growing in the US. There are now over 700,000 Amateur Radio licensees in the US, and more than 2.5 million around the world. Tln·ough the ARRL’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services program, ham volunteers provide both emergency communications for thousands of state and local emergency response agencies and non-emergency community services too, all for free.

To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to www.emergency-radio.org. The public is most cordially invited to come, meet and talk with the hams. See what modern Amateur Radio can do. They can even help you get on the air!

THE RICE-TREMONTI HOME Bi-Annual Garage Sale

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THE RICE-TREMONTI HOME
Bi-Annual Garage Sale

Being held at Raytown REAP
9300 East 75th Street
June 4 and 5 from 8-5
June 6 from 8-12

If you have items to donate they may be dropped off the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the sale.
If you have donations and are unable to drop them off please call:

Leigh Elmore     816-333-3586
Phyllis Miller    816-353-2338

All proceeds from this event will go towards the ongoing preservation of this 1844 homestead.
Canned goods would also be appreciated for REAP for allowing us to use the facility.  See you there!

THE RICE-TREMONTI HOME Summer Tours

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THE RICE-TREMONTI HOME

Summer Tours

     8801 East 66th Street
Raytown, MO 64133

Come and visit us this summer.  This historic 1844 home and cabin will be open on
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

You will be surprised by all of the changes taking place.

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION MEETING NOTICE

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION
MEETING NOTICE

Thursday, May 21st, 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

Mike Sanders
Jackson County Executive

Mike Sanders

Thank you for helping to keep MO Blue

Contact

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

 June 18th
Jean Peters Baker
Jackson County Prosecutor

Race for Hope Focuses on Children in KC and Around the World

Although the May 16, KC Northland Race for Hope is about running and exercise, it’s also a tale of local people who want to help children throughout the region and around the world.

Much of the story involves Rachel and Gary Chaney, a Kearney couple whose volunteer work in Haiti and Zambia are leading them to lengths that some may find extreme. For them, it’s literally a calling.

The two—she’s a nurse and he’s a nurse practitioner—began volunteering for two weeks each year in Haiti about the time their now seven-year-old daughter was born. Through Rachel’s mother, who is president of All God’s Children Clinic of Hope in Zambia, they have begun stints there more recently.

“We just saw the need,” Rachel Chaney says today. “They asked us to do a healthcare mission, basically a ‘suitcase medicine clinic.’ We thought, ‘Why not?’”

The idea of an organized run to raise funds was Gary’s. “He’s been a runner in the past and saw the clinic’s work for orphans and children as a natural,” she said, noting the clinic’s region in Zambia has one of the largest populations of orphans in the world.

A year ago, the couple sat down with a small group to brainstorm. Among them was Craig Williams, a Liberty resident and avid runner, who noted that the Northland has yet to host its own major half-marathon. Williams also suggested additional charities related to children, including the Kansas City Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Northland Early Childhood Education Center. Rachel also suggested Feed Northland Kids, which she had worked with through her church.

“We wanted to have a focus,” Chaney explained. “I grew up going to Northland schools, and my sister is a North Kansas City School District teacher. The more vulnerable the children are, the more I want to help.”

Organizing the event has been daunting, but it’s, again, only part of the story. Williams is dreaming of hosting a larger event next year, a full marathon, and the Chaneys are planning to move to Zambia in August. Together with their children, Leah, 7, and Luke, 5, they will stay until a new clinic is completed.

“This is the first time I’ve bought one-way tickets,” she laughed. “We’re committed until the clinic is built, but someone’s already donated a well. We’ll just see how long it takes.”

The Kansas City Northland Race for Hope will begin at Sam’s Club near Highway 152 and Flintlock Road at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16. Courses include the half marathon, a 5K and a 50-yard “Hero Dash” for children. Both children and adults are encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costumes. More information is available at www.raceforhopekc.com.

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Rachel Chaney (right) is a Kearney nurse who is organizing the May 16 Race for Hope Kansas City to raise funds for needy children, including those who use a clinic in Zambia where she has worked and plans to reside beginning in August.

 

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Gary Chaney of Kearney relaxed a moment with one of his patients during a recent visit to All God’s Children Clinic of Hope in Zambia. Chaney, a nurse practitioner, will move there with his family in August, after he and his wife finish organizing the Kansas City Race For Hope May 16.

Westridge Gardens & Raytown Artist’s Associations host Artist of the Month reception

Thursday, February 26th from 4:00-6:00 PM Westridge Gardens is partnering with the Raytown Artist’s Associations to host an Artist of the Month reception featuring Artist, Sylvia Mooney. At Westridge Ms. Mooney has selected a collection a diverse collection of pieces including a sunrise, flowers, an old mill, and an abstract piece.  The art show is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION MEETING

RAYTOWN DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION

MEETING NOTICE

 

Thursday, February 19th, 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 speakers will be

Lauren Gepford
Executive Director, Jackson County Democratic Committee

Mike McDonough
Raytown Mayoral Candidate

Thank you for helping to keep MO Blue

All Raytown City and School Board candidates have been invited to the next two meetings to give an opportunity to meet them prior to the April 7th Election

Raytown Artist’s Association applications for $500 Scholarship

The Raytown Artist’s Association is now accepting applications for the $500 Scholarship which will be awarded to a 2015 Senior who is planning to pursue a visual arts degree.  Seniors from Raytown South,Raytown HS, O’Hara, and Blue Ridge Christian may apply. Interested students should see their counselor for an application or request one from RAA at 816-356-3543.  Deadline for submission is March 13.  The Award will be presented at the April 16th RAA meeting.

Ertz Fundraiser this Thursday

You Are Invited To A Fundraiser for

Raytown Mayor Candidate

Pat Ertz

 Chili, Dessert, Coffee, Tea will be served.

February 12, 2015 (Thursday)
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Teetering Rocks Clubhouse

12040 E. 86th St. KCMO 64138

Hope to See You There!