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Trick or Treat for REAP (letter to the editor)

I wanted to let you know of a house that has done a very special thing for Halloween for the last couple years. I believe that it is note worthy/new worthy.
The house is located at 8019 Hardy. They decorate to the max and for the last couple years, have had the REAP barrels for people to donate food.
If you get a chance drive by, you won’t be sorry. And the kids won’t be sorry when they trick or treat at this house. They get plenty of candy. It is definitely worth seeing either in the daytime, but especially at night.
I have sent a couple pics, but this was at the beginning of the process of setting up the yard.
Thanks for your time.

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RICE-TREMONTI HOME Fall Soup and Crafts



Fall Soup and Crafts

November 1st and 2nd


8801 East 66th Street

Raytown, MO 64133 

Plan to join us for a wonderful meal of Soup, cornbread, homemade pie and a beverage for only $7.00.  After eating you can also browse the great selection of craft booths, for a little early holiday shopping.

All proceeds will be used by the Friends of Rice-Tremonti for the ongoing preservation of the 1844 home.

Raytown High Swim Team Wins

Just .21 seconds away from breaking the conference record, Raytown High School’s swim team won the 200 free relay at Conference in Gladstone, Missouri.  The 200 free relay team, consists of Jordan Atkins, Braden Best, Tristen Caudle, and Grant Meyers, led by coach Jim Aziere.

Raytown’s swimmers also placed well in other events.  Braden Best won Conference Champion in the 50 free and the 100 free.  Tristen Caudle won Conference Champion in the 500 free and took 2nd in the individual medley.

Grant Myers took 2nd in the 100 breast and 3rd in the 100 butterfly.  Devin Fiene took 3rd in the 200 free.  Jordan Atkins took 4th in the 100 butterfly, and the 400 free relay team took 3rd.  Raytown’s only diver, Austin Goold, took 3rd.

Every member of Raytown’s swim team made All Conference.  The 200 free relay team will go on to the State Championship in St. Peter’s, MO on November 7th and 8th.

Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis Installs New Officers

On October 9, 2014, the Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis Club held their annual installation of new officers. The new officers Brenda Gustafson, President, Elaine Schulze, Past President, John Benson, Vice President, Mary Lee Skitek, Secretary, Carrie West, Treasurer, at-large board members, Martha Cockerell and Darryl Pitts were installed by our Lt. District Govenor Gary Logan. Many thanks were extended to our outgoing President, Elaine Schulze for her vision and tireless efforts to change the lives of children in our community. “I’m excited for our new year,” said Brenda Guststafson, new club president. “ We have many new ideas for helping the children in our community.”kiwanis 2014installation

pictured from left to right. Mary Lee Skitek, Elaine Schulze, John Benson, Darryl Pitts, Brenda Gustafson, Gary Logan

During the installation ceremony, the club reflected on the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis this year. The club has taken to heart the role of servant leaders and our mission; “Focusing on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time.” Kiwanis is home to the largest youth service programs in the world. Our local club empowers school students, elementary through college, by teaching leadership through service to others. This year the club will sponsor three Raytown High School students for student leadership camp as well as sponsoring college scholarships for our High School Seniors.

Raytown Service Projects

Our Youth Programs include:

· Key Club,for high school students, is the oldest and largest service organization for teens, teaches leadership through service to others.

· Builders Club for middle school students, provides students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service.

· Kiwanis Terrific Kids for elementary students provides students the opportunity to develop leadership potential and create strong moral character.

A few of the other local service projects our club sponsors are Pumpkins On Parade, Teen Moms Club,Mothers Day Project (donating items for REAP that are not covered by WIC) Parents As Teachers, Relay for Life, Young Child Priority, Raytown School Foundation, Summer Lunch Program, Boys and Girls Club. Raytown Project Grad (both high schools). Cave Springs Historic Site and Nature Trail and Embracing Education.

We also volunteer and donate to support Kiwanis’ national and international service programs. This year we:

· Helped raise almost $1 million for children’s cancer research through Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

· Raised over $6000 for the Eliminate Project. This project will make a profound and historic impact on MNT(maternal neonatal tetnus) a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes. We have partnered with UNICEF to help implement immunization activities to eliminate this disease. Globally, Kiwanis has raised over $110 million to make this goal a reality.

We raise funds for these projects through our Annual Golf Tournament and our Annual Trivia Night.

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen. Our vision partners include landscape structures, creating innovative playground equipment; Nickelodeon, inspiring kids to take action and make a difference in the world; the U.S. Army’s Key Leader program, helping high school students to improve performance on standardized tests.

Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis meets twice a month at noon at the UMB Bank on Raytown Road.

Cold Weather Rules go into effect Nov. 1st.

JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Public Service Commission’s Cold Weather Rule, designed to help customers with heat-related utility bills, begins on November 1, 2014. The rule will remain in effect through March 31, 2015. The Cold Weather Rule has been a part of the Commission’s rules and regulations since 1977.

The Cold Weather Rule applies to natural gas and electric utilities under PSC jurisdiction that provide heat-related service. Municipally operated systems, cooperatives and those that provide propane delivered by truck are not under PSC jurisdiction.

“The Cold Weather Rule contains a number of protections designed to help consumers keep the heat on during the winter,” said PSC Chairman Robert Kenney. “Consumers who have questions regarding the rule or who need additional information on the Cold Weather Rule are encouraged to contact our Consumer Services Unit at 800-392-4211.”

The Cold Weather Rule:
Prohibits the disconnection of heat-related service when the temperature is predicted to drop below 32 degrees during the following 24 hour period.

Provides more lenient payment terms permitting reconnection of service for natural gas and/or electric customers.

Prohibits the disconnection of registered elderly and disabled customers who meet certain income guidelines who make a minimum payment.

Allows a customer to register with the utility if:

o 65 years of age or older;

o Disabled to the extent that the customer has filed with the utility a form submitted by a medical physician attesting that your household must have natural gas or electric utility service provided in the home to maintain life or health; or

o The customer has obtained a formal award letter issued from the federal government of disability benefits.

Allows customers to budget payments over 12 months.

May allow customers to extend payment of pre-existing arrears beyond 12 months.

Contact: Kevin Kelly Phone: (573) 751-9300 Governor Office Building, Suite 600

Missouri Public Service Commission

Does not require a deposit if payment agreement is kept.

Requires that customers be notified by mail 10 days before the date the utility intends to shut off service; that an attempt be made to contact the customer within 96 hours before the shut off; that an attempt be made to contact the customer right before the shut off; that notice is left at the home when service has been shut off.

Requires the customer be notified of possible financial help in paying the utility bill.

Allows for the reconnection of service for less than the full amount owed.

If a customer is faced with a heat-related utility bill that they cannot pay in full, it is important that the customer:
1) Contact the utility company.
2) State an inability to pay the bill in full.
3) Provide income information either by month or annual income.
4) Make a minimum payment.
5) Enter into a payment agreement.
It is important to note that in order to receive some of the benefits of the Cold Weather Rule; a customer must sign-up (register) with their heat-related company.
For more information on the PSC’s Cold Weather Rule, please see the Commission’s website at www.psc.mo.gov or call the Commission’s Consumer Services hotline at 1-800-392-4211. Consumers can also receive Cold Weather Rule information from their local natural gas or electric company.


Board of Aldermen discussion and vote on Parks and Rec budget or Super Splash Part 3

The Raytown Board of Aldermen voted on the Parks and Rec at this board meeting. The only alderperson to vote no was Emerson. There was a lengthy discussion concerning the additional finds required to keep Super Splash open. The short version is that the Parks Board ask for $80,000 in matching funds from the city to keep Super Splash open.

Super Splash at the Board of Aldermen part 2

Super Splash was the topic that garnered the majority of the time at the Board of Aldermen meeting on Oct. 23rd. This is the study session for Super Splash USA Water Park.

Raytown Board of Aldermen meeting public comments on Super Splash

Raytown Charter Commission meets tonight at City Hall

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2014 AT 6:30 P.M.
10000 E. 59TH ST., RAYTOWN, MO 64133


I. Call to order
II. Roll call.
III. Public comments.
IV. Officer reports.
a. Chair.
b. Secretary.
c. Treasurer.
V. Old business.
a. Discussion of attorney documents.
b. Misc.
VI. New business.
a. Discussion of proposed articles 10.1, 10.4, 10.6, 10.7, and others.


Man Found In Parking Lot Identified

raytown-police-looking-for-graphic-designer-to-design-new-logo-badgeThe man found shot by Raytown Police in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard on Friday Night, 10-24-2014, has been identified as Monteario Hogan, 22 years old, of Kansas City, Missouri. The Raytown Police are actively investigating the incident, and there are no persons of interest in custody.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 816-474-TIPS.

Police Blotter for the week ending 10/31/2014

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Raytown Board of Aldermen in Royal’s Blue

BOA in Royal Blue

Attorney General Chris Koster’s Speech at the annual Raytown Chamber Luncheon

Attorney General Chris Koster was the featured speaker at this years Raytown Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.  Most of his speech was non-partisan in nature, except when it came to health care.  Koster repeatedly hammered his position that it makes no sense to refuse to accept the $2 billion in federal funds that Missourians have actually paid $1.8 billion in taxes towards. That we get our money back, create health care jobs with it, and if the terms change in the future we can drop out of it.

AG Koster was an animated speaker, as the video below will show. Regretfully many times RaytownOnline did not follow his movements well enough to keep him inside the video frame.

Raytown Charter Commission Meeting #13

The Raytown Charter Commission has decided to increase the frequency of the meeting schedule. The purpose of having more meetings is to insure completion in time to place the proposed charter on the ballot on schedule. This has created a conflict with availability of Raytown City Hall.  The Charter Commission will relocate to other locations, when City Hall is not available.  This meeting was held at the Raytown Fire District Station #1.

The main areas addressed at this meeting were recall, referendum, and initiative.  These are all areas that are new to Raytown. They are available to charter cities, but not to 4th class cities (Raytown’s current designation).

Man Dies After Being Shot

Raytown Police were called to the parking lot of a shopping center in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard on Friday night, 10-24-2014, around 9:52 p.m., regarding the sound of gunshots. Officers arrived and found an unresponsive black male, who appeared to be in his 20’s, who had been shot. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died. The man’s identity has not been confirmed and will not be released at this time. There is no suspect information and no persons of interest are in custody at this time.

An investigation of the incident is underway. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Raytown Football Double Feature! This Friday

District Football Tournament first round schedule


Grandview vs. Raytown South

Date/Time: Friday, October 24, 2014 3:00 PM raytown_s__helmut
Location: Chittwood
6019 Blue Ridge
Raytown, MO 64133        


The winner vs. To Be Determined


Date/Time: Friday, October 31, 2014 TBD
Location: To Be Determined


William Chrisman vs. Raytown

Date/Time: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 PM raytown_helmut
Location: Chittwood
6019 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Raytown, MO 64133  


The winner vs. Fort Osage

Date/Time: Friday, October 31, 2014 TBD
Location: To Be Determined

More Royals Fever Photos

Alderman Pat Ertz submitted these photos of Water District #2 showing support for the Royals.  Hopefully the water that is delivered to their customers is not blue.

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Cheering on the Royals

Two Royals fans were out in front of the Raytown Chamber building at 59th and Raytown Road on Tuesday to cheer on the team. There is a report that they will repeat this on Wednesday, starting about 4:45 PM and are encouraging fans to join them.

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Cheer on the Royals

lts official! The Raytown Royal Wavers will start the excitement on Tuesday 10/21 before the World Series game. If you are interested injust standing on the corner from 5pm-7pm and waving to those using Raytown Road or Blue Ridge Cutoff to get to the game-meet at the Raytown Chamber office (5909 Raytown Trafficway) at 4:45pm on Tuesday 10/21. Can’t be there Tues-we will do it again same time/place on Wed 10/22, Don’t worry if you can’t stay the whole time-we just want as many as possible Wear your Royals attire, bring a sign and get excited! What a great way to show everyone that RAYTOWN LOVES THE ROYALS! Go Royals! You can do it!!

Any questions???

Contact: Charlotte Melson (816-803-8717) or Vicki Turnbow (816-353-8500


Raytown Charter Commission time and location change

Charter Commission meeting today, Monday, at the Fire station, at 6:15PM as opposed to the normal 6:30.

Chamber Luncheon to feature Attorney General Chris Koster


Raytown Chamber of Commerce


Wed. October 22

– Networking begins at 11:00am, Lunch at 11:30am

WHERE: First Baptist Church Atrium,

10500 E. 350 Highway
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Featured Speaker


Attorney General

Chris Koster

Gregory Blvd. to close at MO 350 Highway next Monday

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that its continuing work on Missouri Route 350 will require the closure of the intersection with Gregory Blvd. on Monday night October 27, 2014. The closure will only impact the intersection with MO 350 Hwy. What that means is that from about 8:00 p.m. on Monday night (10/27/2014) through about 6:00 a.m. the next morning, all traffic approaching the highway on Gregory Blvd. will be directed to make a right turn onto MO 350. Traffic will not be allowed to cross MO 350 on Gregory Blvd. at all that night. It is only expected to last that one night

Police Blotter for the week ending 10/24/2014

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Elm Blocked at 66th Terr.

A semi truck and trailer have Elm blocked at 66th Terr. this Friday afternoon.truck on Elm