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Ray-Pec struggles through winless week in each winter sport

While the Raymore-Peculiar High School sports program came up strong in multiple sports during 2020, the new year has not treated the Panthers and Lady Panthers very well so far.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 21 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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Cass Community Health Foundation expands scholarships

BELTON – Scholarships for students in Cass County and the surrounding area who are pursuing a nursing or health related degree can now apply for scholarships through Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF).

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 21 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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Ray-Pec to offer free meals for all students through school year

The USDA recently announced an extension of a waiver allowing for the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program to be extended through the end of the school year.
This waiver will allow the Ray-Pec Child Nutrition Department to continue to provide completely FREE breakfast and lunch meals to all children up to age 18 residing within the district.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 21 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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Raymore police receives donation check for SAFE

Chief Jan Zimmerman received a donation check from the Community Bank of Raymore on behalf of SAFE.
City Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Residents are urged to conduct City Hall business by phone or online at raymore.com.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 21 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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Raymore denies fireworks request

Kicking off the first meeting of the year, the Raymore city council discussed several items on Jan. 11, including denying a United States Department of Agriculture agency the use of fireworks to get rid of birds causing issues at a local business.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 21 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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Ray-Pec basketball teams each win games against Belton

The individual games happened on different nights, but the Raymore-Peculiar boys and girls basketball teams swept Cass County rival Belton this past week.
The Ray-Pec boys began the sweep with an 55-54 overtime victory Wednesday night and the Lady Panthers followed suit on Friday night when Samantha Hellums sank a field goal at the buzzer to defeat the Belton girls 40-38.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 14 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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Ray-Pec schools got back in session last week

Ray-Pec schools resumed this week. Students resumed their in-person, ViPR (virtual), or A/B schedules on Monday, Jan. 11. (Note: Some students with classes through Launch or at off-site programs will resume classes on different dates. Please check for emails or other communication from those off-site programs.)

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 14 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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End to COVID-19 pandemic is in sight

An end to the COVID-19 pandemic is within sight with the authorization of use for two vaccines.
The Cass County Health Department currently has a plan underway to distribute those vaccines as they become available, including an online survey for all residents to take to be notified of their turn.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 14 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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2020 in review from a Raymore perspective

Editor’s Note : This is the final part in a three-part series looking at 2020 in review. This week’s look is at the last four months, September, October, November and December of 2020. Last week’s issue, January 7, looked at the 2nd set of four months, May, June, July and August. The first four months January, February, March and April were reported in the issue on Dec. 31.
September 3, 2020
Ray-Pec upsets Rockhurst 42-34 — The Raymore-Peculiar High School football team opened its 2020 football season last Friday night by knocking off perenial power Kansas City Rockhurst 42-34.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 14 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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2020 in review from a Raymore perspective

Editor’s Note : This is the final part in a three-part series looking at 2020 in review. This week’s look is at the last four months, September, October, November and December of 2020. Last week’s issue, December 31, looked at the 2nd set of four months, May, June, July and August. The first four months January, February, March and April were reported in the issue on Dec. 24.
May 7, 2020
Red Cross to host Blood Drive May 12 — Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive, as blood is currently in deep demand with the current COVID-19 pandemic the country and Cass County are currently going through.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Jan. 7 edition of the Raymore Journal.