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A Privilege Taken for Granted

Less than 10%. That is how many people voted yesterday in Cass County. Less than 10% of the registered voters took time to invoke that precious privilege. That just makes me sad and angry at the same time. Angry because less than 10% of the population is making the decisions by which we all have…

Just a Follow Up

As I predicted, Ella got her playhouse! All the hoopla that the tv media stirred up was for naught although I’m sure they claimed they got it for her. It wasn’t that the HOA didn’t want her to have it. They just had to work on getting it for her within the covenants they had.…

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Raymore Candidate Forum

With the election now just days away, it is important for voters to know all they can about candidates and where they stand on the issues. Last Wednesday, Raymore hosted a candidate forum for the City Council candidates as well as the Raymore-Peculiar School Board candidates. Brent Ewert was the moderator and Robin Noe was…

Harrisonville Candidate Forum

It was standing room only as candidates for the Harrisonville School Board, Board of Aldermen, and the office of Mayor answered questions at the candidate forum Monday night. The event was moderated by Don Peters, Executive Director of the Cass County Historical Society. The questions, some of which had been prepared before hand and some…

One Job I Never Want

Getting to know our local government leaders has been and continues to be a great exercise for me as an interviewer, a writer, and a voter. I’m only about 1/3 of the way through the whole process, and I’m learning so much. I hope that you all as readers are too. Each person comes to…

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“Nothing Else Matters”

In January the West Peculiar Fire District firehouse hosted a class called Brotherhood Above All taught by retired FDNY Fire Patrolman Anthony Emanuele. The Raymore Journal was invited to sit in on one of the classes and share the message with the community, and in light of the loss of Chris Tindall last week, we…