raytownonline_circle

Raytown current weather conditions


Click for Forecast

Weather Forecast

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 0%
High 60° / Low 31°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Overcast
Thursday 10%
High 42° / Low 29°
Overcast
Overcast. High 42F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 10%
High 49° / Low 37°
Clear
Sunny. High 49F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday 0%
High 58° / Low 39°
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 58F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast
Sunday 20%
High 47° / Low 30°
Overcast
Overcast. High 47F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Monday 10%
High 53° / Low 38°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 53F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 0%
High 53° / Low 32°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Clark’s Appliances donated to REAP


DAILY CARTOON click to enlarge
ANDERTOONS.COM DAILY CARTOONS
=

Click on +1 button to tell Google you like RaytownOnline

Subscribe to RaytownOnline.com via Email

Enter your email address to receive emails of the latest local news articles on RaytownOnline.com.


Raytown Service Specialist donated to REAP





Kendra donated to Shepherd’s Center

Ads for Charity

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

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

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 

mens-metro-chorus1

Public Library food for fines program

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


food_for_fines_Page_1cropped

food_for_fines_Page_2cropped

Benefit Concert for REAP honoring Al Brown

al brown

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.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES


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.

 

2_Gary_Chaney_with__patient__in_Zambia 1024

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.

Rummage Sale and Raffle for Children’s Lunches

RaytownOnline.com visited the Rummage Sale and Raffle event early this morning and observed the already had the makings of a large garage sale, and that more items were coming in while we were there.  There were already many bargains and even more important, the raffle has a huge number of good to great prizes.  This raffle may end up having one of the biggest prizes to tickets sold ratios I have ever seen.   I regret I only bought 3 tickets.

The location is behind Stumbles Bar and Grill on 350 Highway, next to the Quick Trip.

The Children’s Lunch Ministry faces an unexpected 33% increase in needs this year.  This is just one example of the community getting behind the program.

rumage 2

rumage 1

 

Below are just a few of the raffle items. Seriously the list is huge, it has grown a lot larger than the previously posted flier.  Home Skillet alone donated 10 $25 gift coupons.

 

raffle_4 image image_5 raffle 1 raffle_2 raffle_3

 

Summer Lunch Program Fundraiser

.facebook_290872804

Charity Golf Tournament

Click HERE to download the entry form in PDF format

MoKanGolfTourneyForm_Page_1

MoKanGolfTourneyForm_Page_2

Raytown Summer Childrens Lunch Program needs our help

The Raytown Summer Childrens Lunch Ministry does not have enough funds to complete its mission of providing free healthy lunches to low-income children in Raytown for the period between the end of Summer School and the start of the Fall semester. This is the seventh year for the program and the need exceeded their expected 600 children, an aditional 200 more children have shown up.  They need your help.

RaytownOnline.com is adding them to the Ads for Charity program. Any donation of at least $20 gets not one, but a two month ad on RaytownOnline.com for free. Please make the donation directly to the charity and tell them it is part of RaytownOnline.com’s Ads for Charity.  The ads run in the left hand column on the website and the highest donation gets the top location.

The Raytown Summer Lunch Ministry is coordinated by Raytown Christian Church in conjunction with the following…

Blue Ridge Bible Church
Blue Ridge Boulevard UMC
Blue Ridge Christian Church DOC
Gas Mart Convenience Store
Eastgate Christian Church DOC
Laurel Hills Elementary School Staff
Peace Lutheran Church
Raytown C-2 School District
Raytown Retired Teachers Association
Raytown High School National Honor Society
Raytown UPS Store
Sterling Acres Baptist Church
Blue Ridge Presbyterian
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Kansas City Men’s Chorus
Lake Lotawana Optimist Club
Raytown Hy-Vee
River Church
Southwood United Church of Christ
St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church
Taylor Business Group
Pink Hill Properties

More information on how to donate or volunteer can be found at their website http://raytownsummerlunch.info/

This recent program ran on KCTV5 and we thank them for providing the code to embed their video.

Great Hot Dogs for Charity

Want a GREAT hotdog? From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm this Saturday and Sunday, you get a great Hebrew National hotdog and a soda for a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The location is Westlake Ace Hardware, just East of Raytown Road on 350 Highway.

I bite into one and noticed that it was way above the average frank, so I ask the griller what was the brand and he showed me the package. Hebrew Nationals ranks up in the top 4 or 5 premium hotdogs in the country in my opinion. They are ALL beef, and on the level of Nathans, Vienna, or Sabretts in quality and number of devotees. I am going back to eat a couple more.

hot dog

sign

fast facts

One Spirit United Methodist Church Annual Rummage Sale

One Spirit United Methodist Church Annual Rummage Sale
7900 Blue Ridge Blvd
Wed. Apr 30, 8am to 6pm
Thurs.& Fri. May 1 & 2, 9am to 4pm
Sat. May 3, 9am to noon
Clothing, household items, furniture, toys, books, etc.
Lunch served daily ($), soups, sandwiches, pies
All proceeds go to help women and children’s missions

 

goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00am

goodbidding_logo(color)

goodbidding.org Thrift and Flea is located at 10227 East 61st Street, next to Raytown High School.

goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea is an organization dedicated to connecting charities with the funds raised from resold items. Goods are offered for sale via the store and website.  When items are purchased from goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea, proceeds are directed to local charities.  By donating to us (donations are tax deductible), you will help to raise awareness of a local charities and provide them much needed funds.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Donate items to stock the shelves.  Nominate eligible charities.  Buy it for good.  Visit the store or website today!  Please visit the flea market booths that are also making a difference. Together we can make a difference in our community.

Additionally a grand opening event will be held Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 – 4:00.

The video has a special pre-recorded guest appearance by Mayor Bower.

Goodbidding Thrift & Flea ribbon cutting

goodbidding_logo(color)

You are invited to be a part of goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00am.  goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea is an organization dedicated to connecting charities with the funds raised from resold items. Goods are offered for sale via the store and website.  When items are purchased from goodbidding.org Thrift & Flea, proceeds are directed to local charities.  By donating to us (donations are tax deductible), you will help raise awareness of local charities and provide them much needed funds.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Donate items to stock the shelves.  Nominate eligible charities.  Buy it for good.  Visit the store or website today!  Please visit the flea market booths that are also making a difference. Together we can make a difference in our community.  Additionally a grand opening event will be held Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 – 4:00.

Store pic
goodbidding.org Thrift and Flea is located at 10227 East 61st Street, Raytown, Missouri.

Goodbidding Foundation, Inc

goodbidding_logo(color)At goodbidding.org Thrift and Flea we are all about community.  That’s why our motto is:  “Buy it for Good”. 

Goodbidding Foundation, Inc. operates a non-profit thrift store and flea market with the goal of presenting much of our sales proceeds to charities who have teamed up with us.

That’s where you come in.  We rely on local businesses and friendly folks like you who generously donate your new or gently used items to our store at 10227 East 61st and Blue Ridge Blvd. in Raytown.  The next step is getting the community into the store.  We do advertise, but the best advertisement we can get is by word of mouth.

Ask us, or go to our website and see how we can help your non-profit or charity or one you know of that would like to team up with us.  We love to add charitable organizations to our roster.

We would love to have you and your friends come and check us out at our store.  You can feel good about all your purchases, knowing you’re getting a great deal and your helping those in our community.

goodbidding.org 
David McGee
816-763-4242 x113
816-763-4243 (fax)

p.s.  Don’t forget to be our friend and follow us on twitter, facebook and linkedin

New Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser video

The Bowe Foundation fundraiser was a great event for Raytown and this video has some nice footage and photos that were not seen in previous articles. For all you Chiefs fans out there, enjoy.

Jerome Barnes interview of Rishaw Johnson & more photos

 

Click on a picture once to see it in medium detail. Click on it again to see it in full detail. 

 

Members of the Chiefs offensive line visited Raytown’s KFC

 Four members of the Chiefs offensive line, KC Wolf and two of the cheerleaders  visited Raytown’s KFC to meet with fans and raise awareness for First Downs for Down Syndrome.  KFC has also been a supporter of First Downs for Down Syndrome for a decade.  More photos, video on the event and a player  interview by RaytownOnline.com’s sports reporter Jerome Barnes will be featured in future posts. 

For more on the Chiefs offensive line’s FDFDS, click HERE.  

For more about First Down for Down Syndrome, click HERE.

rishaw signing a jersey

Rishaw Johnson #75 Guard signing a young mans jersey

brandon albert

Branden Albert #76 tackle

chearleaders

 

child and chearleaders 2

The cheerleaders were a favorite with the young ladies

child_and_chearleaders

 

group shot

 

jerome full

From left to right, RaytownOnline.com sports reporter Jerome Barnes, Sean McGrath #84 tight end, Jeff Allen #71 guard, Rishaw Johnson #75 guard, and Branden Albert #76 tackle.

kc wolf in front

The KC Wolf 

players and child

Sean McGrath #84 tight end, Jeff Allen #71 guard, Rishaw Johnson #75 guard pose with a young fan.

players signing1

Autograph time

 

players_and_child3

 

players_signing2

The Chiefs are at KFC today at noon

chiefs at kcf raytown

Come join us today from Noon-1pm at the Raytown KFC to meet with other fans and raise awareness for First Downs for Down Syndrome. 

Fans stopping by will have the opportunity to meet members of the Chiefs offensive line, Chiefs Cheerleaders and have their picture taken with KC Wolf.

KFC
9924 E. Highway 350
Raytown, MO 64133

More info here: http://chfs.me/16S91eB

Raytown High football coach interview

Eddie Kinneson and others interview Kevin Page at the Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser in Raytown.

The Raytown Cardinals Cheerleaders (grade school version)

cardinals1

The Cardinals Cheerleaders performing at the Dwayne Bowe Foundation fundraiser at Raytown’s Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center. 

A message about the Dwayne Bowe Foundation

Monday evening the Dwayne Bowe Foundation held a fundraiser at Raytown’s Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center. The turnout was great and RaytownOnline.com will be publishing photos and videos from the event as there is time to process them. The most important video comes first, it is about the purpose of the Dwayne Bowe Foundation.

Dwayne Bowe Foundation kickoff fundraiser in Raytown

Dwayne Bowe will be in Raytown on Monday September 16th at the Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center. The doors will open for the event at 7:00 pm. Check out the poster for details as this is a RSVP event for charity.  Tickets to win Dwayne’s Dodge Charger will be available at the event and the proceeds go to charity.  

1185028_552872258095105_719478562_n