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Belton Host Lions Club’s recycling turns into benches

This bench at Cleveland Lake in Belton is the result of 500 pounds of recycled plastic collected by the Belton Host Lions Club. (Tyson Fisher / Raymore Journal) Belton Host Lions Club’s recycling turns into benches By Raymore Journal staff For almost three years, the Belton Host Lions Club has been participating in the Trex Corporation recycling project. They would like to say “Thank you” to all the residents of our community who helped them reach the plastic recycling goal of 1,500 pounds of plastic which was shipped to the Trex Corporation. Also, the club sends a thank you to its...

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CDC lifting mask recommendations

CDC lifting mask recommendations but not for Cass County

Cass County’s “high” COVID-19 community level means county residents are not quite ready to ditch the mask. (Tyson Fisher / Raymore Journal) CDC lifting mask recommendations, but not for Cass County By Tyson Fisher New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows most Americans to ditch the masks, but Cass County residents may be among the minority who should keep them on for a little bit longer. On Feb. 25, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky updated recommendations on prevention measures for COVID-19. With the virus slowly moving toward endemic status, the CDC is...

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New service allows residents to text questions, issues to city hall

New service allows residents to text questions, issues to city hall

New service allows residents to text questions, issues to city hall By Raymore Journal staff See a code violation to report to Raymore’s local government? Have a question about trash day in your area? Residents can now send those messages to the city 24/7 with the new TextMyGov feature. Launched on Tuesday, TextMyGov is a new service being offered by the City of Raymore to address residents’ questions and concerns. Residents can ask a question or report a problem by texting it to 816-892-9737. TextMyGov makes it easier for residents to reach out to the local government regardless of time of...

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Optimist Club Students of the Month

Optimist Club Students of the Month: Elizabeth Grebel and Isaac Spencer

Optimist Club Students of the Month: Elizabeth Grebel and Isaac Spencer By Raymore Journal staff The Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club met February 15th at IHOP. Guests were Elizabeth Grebel (left) and Isaac Spencer (right), Students of the Month. Each had an opportunity to share their involvement in and out of school along with plans for college and what careers may be pursued. Club members asked lots of questions. The club honors students through the school year who are selected by the high school staff based on citizenship and academics. Each student was accompanied by parents and are excellent...

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Written threat at Ray-Pec High School deemed not ‘credible’

Written threat at Ray-Pec High School deemed not ‘credible’

Written threat at Ray-Pec High School deemed not ‘credible’ By Raymore Journal staff Parents of Raymore-Peculiar High School students received a message regarding a potential threat of violence. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the Raymore-Peculiar School District issued a message to parents letting them know of a written threat that was discovered on a wall inside a boy’s restroom. According to the message, the writing on the wall indicated a threat of violence against the school. School officials did not provide the exact text that was written. Both the school administration and local law enforcement...

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Rev. Dr. Ed “Doc” Golden speaks with local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

Rev. Dr. Ed “Doc” Golden speaks with local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

Doc Golden, Chaplain of the Vietnam Veterans Association, Heart of America Chapter 317. (Courtesy photo) Rev. Dr. Ed “Doc” Golden speaks with local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter By Raymore Journal staff The Mary Sibley chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Missouri Farm Bureau in Harrisonville. In attendance were Janice Britz, Sherri Webb, Natalie Becker, Lisa Mowell, Shirley Lynn, Marilyn Moreland, Denise Miller, Denise Woolf, Shelley Jansen and Ruth Cox. The guest speaker was Rev. Dr. Ed “Doc” Golden, sharing his...

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Heart-n-Hand Ministries helping those in need

Heart-n-Hand Ministries helping those in need

Ray-Pec Sunrise Club Vice-President Tom Circo presents Heart-n-Hand Executive Director Alexis Butterfield with a monetary donation. (Courtesy Photo) Heart-n-Hand Ministries helping those in need By Raymore Journal staff The Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club met February 8th at the IHOP Restaurant. Guest speaker for the meeting was Alexis Butterfield, Executive Director of Heart-n-Hand Ministries. Heart-n-Hand, located at 200 B Street in Belton, provides food assistance (through their food pantry, monthly mobile food pantry, and a daily lunch), life-skills classes, recovery groups, day center...

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Inclusive playground, more residents coming to Raymore

Design of the Hawk’s Nest inclusive playground

A conceptual design of the Hawk’s Nest inclusive playground that will be completed as soon as late summer. (Courtesy Photo) Inclusive playground, more residents coming to Raymore By Raymore Journal staff About four years in the works, the Hawk’s Nest inclusive playground is about to become a reality as soon as this summer. That could attract people to move into one of the hundreds of new housing units being proposed in Raymore. After Cub Scouts Pack 4111 led the Raymore City Council in the Pledge of Allegiance, council members went straight to work on Valentine’s Day. Love was not exactly...

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Ray-Pec High to produce comedy: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

Ray-Pec High to produce comedy: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ By Raymore Journal staff Raymore-Peculiar High School announces its upcoming production of the musical The Play That Goes Wrong. Performances of the show will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 11, and 12, and at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre. The Play That Goes Wrong is the smash hit comedy from London’s West End and Broadway that had audiences howling with laughter. Ray-Pec Theatre is proud to be one of the first high schools in the country to have the opportunity to perform this hilarious show. The play centers on a...

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