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Basketball Champs

The Ray-Pec High School Boys Basketball Team won the Holley Division of the William Jewell Holiday Basketball Tournament. Ray-Pec defeated Liberty, 47-46, on Dec. 30 to win first place.

To see a team photo PLEASE buy the Jan. 7 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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Raymore-Peculiar School Foundation Awards Grants

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on Dec. 11 awarded 19 Classroom Impact Grants, totaling $10,359, to teachers across the district. Many of the grants will provide hands-on experiences for students. Some examples include sewing machines, Instant Pots, a slab roller for ceramic projects, and musical instruments. Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Board Member Rich Bartow, and Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Pam Steele made the surprise presentations. To minimize the group size, presentations were made in the school foyers. Because there are so many grants awarded, the Raymore Journal is breaking up the photos in multiple editions.

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2020 in review from a Raymore perspective

Editor’s Note : This is the first part in a three-part series looking at 2020 in review. This week’s look is at the 1st four months, January, February, March and April of 2020. Next week’s issue, January 7, will look at the 2nd four months, May, June, July and August while the final four months, will be remembered in the January 14 issue.
January 2, 2020
Boy Scouts to collect real Christmas trees – Local Boy Scout Troop #124 will collect real trees, free of decorations/hooks, etc., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4 at Recreation Park for a fee of $5 each.
The branches will be mulched for use in Raymore parks and the trunks will be used for firewood in cold weather campouts.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Dec. 31 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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Ray-Pec Public School Foundation awards grants

The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation on Dec. 11 awarded 19 Classroom Impact Grants, totaling $10,359, to teachers across the district. Many of the grants will provide hands-on experiences for students. Some examples include sewing machines, Instant Pots, a slab roller for ceramic projects, and musical instruments. Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Board Member Rich Bartow, and Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Pam Steele made the surprise presentations. To minimize the group size, presentations were made in the school foyers. See a list of all grant awards

To read full story PLEASE buy the Dec. 24 edition of the Raymore Journal.

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People of Belton “Pay It Forward”

In a difficult year, we are thankful for the kindness and generosity demonstrated by so many citizens of the city of Belton, Missouri. It is an encouragement we can all use to recall a few of the good works demonstrated in just the last month.

To read full story PLEASE buy the Dec. 24 edition of the Raymore Journal.