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Ray-Pec School District

Ray-Pec Calendar Committee planning 2023 school year

Ray-Pec Calendar Committee planning 2022-2023 school year By Raymore Journal staff The Ray-Pec Calendar Committee is planning for the 2022-2023 school year. Ultimately, the committee will present a recommendation to the District Administration and the School Board. The committee is considering options for providing additional collaboration and planning time for staff. Please take a few minutes to provide suggestions or feedback related to the school district calendar.  Girls swim updateThe girls swim team has had a great season so far! Michaela Duran broke the 100 breaststroke record, swimming...

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Student Internship

Raymore-Peculiar School District Places Students in Internship Programs

Raymore-Peculiar School District Places Students in Internship Programs By Raymore Journal staff In the Raymore-Peculiar School District, at the Administrative Services Center, there are three departments that have student interns working with full-time employees. Two opportunities are offered through the Finance and Communications departments. For those internships, the student employees go to school for most of the day, then go to the Administrative Services Center to work. These internships are paid, and the students can earn class credit. The internships are listed in the Course Planning...

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Abe Lewis Director LEAD Center

Abe Lewis will be the Director of the new LEAD Center

Abe Lewis will be the Director of the new LEAD Center By Raymore Journal staff Abe Lewis will be the Director of the new LEAD Center, which is under construction at M-58 and Foxridge Dr. in Raymore. LEAD stands for Learning, Experiences, And Discovery. The center will open in August 2022 with several programs for Raymore-Peculiar High School students. The School Board approved the hiring during its Jan. 27 meeting. The new position begins this summer. Dr. Kristel Barr, Director of Secondary Education, said the district is excited to have Lewis as the Director. “He has built a strong machining...

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Missouri Gas Bills Increase

Raymore residents to see energy bills go up in March

Raymore residents to see energy bills go up in March By Raymore Journal staff Evergy Missouri West is planning to make some annual adjustments that will likely result in a higher energy bill. A winter storm from a year ago is to blame. Evergy Missouri West filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to modify the fuel adjustment charge on the bills of its electric customers. The adjustment reflects fuel and purchased power costs for the six-month period of June 2021 through November 2021. What does this mean for Raymore residents’ electric bill? Specifically, Evergy Missouri...

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Ray-Pec High scholarship

Shelter Insurance Foundation and Brian Niemeyer sponsor Ray-Pec High scholarship

Shelter Insurance Foundation and Brian Niemeyer sponsor Ray-Pec High scholarship By Raymore Journal staff This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $1,500 scholarship to a graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School. Shelter Agent Brian Niemeyer sponsors and partially funds this scholarship. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The...

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Cass County Public Library

New Cass County library being built in Pleasant Hill

New Cass County library being built in Pleasant Hill By Raymore Journal staff Cass County Public Library has acquired the property located at 101 South 7 Highway in Pleasant Hill that will become a new library branch for the community. With renovations and upgrades to the existing building on the property moving forward as planned, the library looks to relocate the branch currently open on Route 7 in the Village Center South shopping center by June 2023. The library is working with the architecture firm Clark & Enersen to design a modern library space and will solicit bids for construction...

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler

Hartzler third most conservative House member

Hartzler third most conservative House member By Raymore Journal staff How conservative is Raymore? Based on who is representing the city in the U.S. House of Representatives, only two more districts throughout the entire country are more conservative. According to GovTrack’s Report Card, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-MO-4, is the third most conservative member of the House. Considering there are more than 400 House members throughout the nation, that is no easy task. The only two House members more conservative than Hartzler are Reps. Ralph Norman, R-SC-5, and Randy Weber, R-TX-14. According to...

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Baby Diapers

Diaper donations needed for foster children

Diaper donations needed for foster children By Raymore Journal staff Did you know that you are prohibited from purchasing diapers through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program? FosterAdopt Connect provides diapers, wipes and other necessities to needy families caring for children in the child welfare system. However, its shelves are running low. Diaper sizes 4+ and wipes are in critical need. FosterAdopt Connect has established a Facebook fundraiser to purchase diapers for families. That can be found at Facebook.com/FosterAdoptConnect....

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Golf Cart Ordinance

City eases golf cart and liquor sales ordinances

City eases golf cart and liquor sales ordinances By Raymore Journal staff The Raymore City Council meeting on Jan. 24 was straightforward, with some good news for golf cart owners, a new tool for residents and a lot of news coming from the Parks and Recreation Department. Golf cart registration made easier Registration of golf carts and other low-speed vehicles will be required every two years rather than annually. Raymore City Code Section 341 allows residents to operate golf carts and other low-speed vehicles on certain public streets, mostly any street with a posted speed limit of no...

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