April 13, 2012 

HHS 1992 reunion planned

The 20-year reunion for Harrisonville High School’s Class of 1992 is planned for the weekend of Sept. 14-15, to coincide with Homecoming Weekend activities.

For more details, email hhs1992class@yahoo.com or search “Harrisonville Class of 1992 Reunion” on Facebook.


Old photos wanted

Any photos of nurses, patients, doctors or hospital scenes associated with medical care at the Harrisonville hospital from 1947 to the present are needed for copying.

Photos will be displayed on an archive wall at the new Cass Regional Medical Center. Contact Larry Parker, 816-899-2905.


‘TAKE’ self-defense course planned

The Cass County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Harrisonville Police Department will co-sponsor a “TAKE” self-defense course from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, at the Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Parkway.

Funded in part by the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation, which specializes in providing self-defense training for women, the class is free, but a $10 donation is requested.

The community center has donated the space for the event, and Community Bank of Harrisonville has contributed funding to cover the cost of the local event.

For more information on the training, contact the Cass County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office at 816-380-8250, or the Harrisonville Police Department at 816-380-8929.

Further information and online registration forms can also be found at www.takedefense.org.

Walkups are also welcome the day of the event.


Kidney disease classes offered

Free Empower Kidney Disease classes are available from 5 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday through 2011 at four separate Kansas City area locations.

On the second Tuesday of every month, a class will be held at Truman Medical Center Lakewood in Lee’s Summit for people who live in the southeastern area of greater Kansas City. Tuesday, May 8, will be the next class at Truman Medical Center Lakewood.

Call 816-842-0076 to register for these classes.


Library hosts community reading project

Cass County Public Library introduces this year’s community read initiative, “On The Same Page.” The program runs through April 14.

The selected title is “Ape House” by Sara Gruen, the author of “Water for Elephants.”

Patrons can pick up a copy of the book at any Cass County Public Library branch. A patron who participates in a group discussion or the online discussion will be eligible to win a Kindle e-reader. The Kindle is being purchased with funds generated from the book sale at Northern Resource Center – no tax dollars are being used.

The remaining discussion group is set for 10 a.m. April 14, at the Harrisonville Branch.

The website is www.casscolibrary.org/form.


Watershed Alliance to meet

The South Grand River Watershed Alliance is a local, not-for-profit, all volunteer organization working to promote water quality throughout the South Grand River Watershed.

Meetings are held at 4:45 p.m., the second Monday of each month at the office of PWSD No. 10 in Peculiar.

For further information about the SGRWA and to contact us, visit our Website at www.southgrandwatershed.com.


Cass County Student Art Show planned

The 22nd annual Cass County Student Art Show, sponsored by the Harrisonville Fine Art Association, will be held Tuesday, April 17 through Monday, April 23, at the Cass County Public Library in Harrisonville.

The exhibit will include work by students attending Cass County schools in fourth through 12th grades, and home school students.

The program will include three-dimensional pieces along with two-dimensional work.

The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours.

The public is welcome to a student artists’ reception at the library from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the library.


Peculiar scouts host pancake breakfast

Peculiar’s Boy Scout Troop 621 will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Lions Club of Peculiar, 600 Schug Ave.

All proceeds from the breakfast go to the boys for the costs of scouting.


Recycling event now available 24/7

Recycling in Cass County just became easier with the availability of 24/7 bins. No sorting is required, just empty, clean recyclables into the bin. No plastic bags or Styrofoam.

For a full list of locations, acceptable materials and those not accepted, as well as the monthly schedule for all the recycling events, please check www.cassrecycle.orga or call 816-779-6708.


Summer Quest begins enrollment

Summer Quest, the annual youth summer camp conducted by Raymore Parks and Recreation, began enrolling campers on Monday, April 2.

The Monday through Friday day camp provides kids age 5 to 13 a structured and entertaining way to spend their summer vacation. Parents may enroll their children in camp for the entire summer, or choose weeks that best fit their family’s schedule.

Running weekdays from May 21 through Aug. 10, the Park House at 909 S. Madison will host campers between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. for supervised programs, games and other activities.

Visit the program’s website at www.raymore.com/summerquest to enroll online or to download a registration form. For more information, call the Raymore Parks and Recreation office at 816-322-2791.


RFL fundraiser to include spring fashion show

Dairy Queen and the Family Center of Harrisonville will host a Ladies Night Out Spring Fashion Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Mill-Walk Mall.

Dairy Queen will distribute free hot dogs and ice cream during the event, and donations will be accepted for the Paws for the Cause Relay for Life Team.

Call LynnDa Roberts at 816-809-4427 with questions, or visit www.landtladiesnightout.com for more information.


American Legion hosts chili supper

The American Legion Post 498, Garden City, will host a chili supper on Friday, April 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Community Center.

Cost for the all-you-can-eat supper is $6 for adults and $3.50 for kids, age 5 to 12. Admission and dinner is free for kids 4 and under.

The Legion will raffle for a shotgun during the event.


Women’s Health Clinics scheduled

The Women’s Health Service Belton clinics will be held Wednesday, April 18; Thursday, April 19; and Tuesday, April 24 at the 119 Congress St.

Appointments are also available for supply pickup.

A Harrisonville clinic will be held Wednesday, April 25, at 200 N. Oakland.

Participants must call for an appointment and cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance. Services include comprehensive well woman exams including clinical breast exams, Pap smears, pelvic, HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, pregnancy testing and reproductive and contraceptive counseling as well as the issuance of contraceptive supplies.

Charges for the services are based on a sliding fee scale according to household income. Persons desiring appointments or more information concerning the clinics should contact the Women’s Health Services division of the West Central Missouri Community Action Agency. Call 816-322-5012 for an appointment.


CRMC offers exercise class

Cass Regional Medical Center is now offering "Right Time, Right Size, Right You" exercise classes at Cass Regional, located at 2800 E. Rock Haven Rd., in Harrisonville. The series will offer 12, one-hour classes, which are designed and supervised by Cass Regional's exercise physiologists. Several class time and day options are available. For more information, call Becca McConville at 816-380-3474, ext. 6070, or by email at bmcconville@cassregional.org.


Gaslight Plaza celebrates art, reading, literacy

Gaslight Plaza in Harrisonville will sponsor a bookmark art contest for kids in grades 1-6 this month.

Kids are to design a 3-inch by 10-inch bookmark that inspires and promotes reading to be displayed in the windows of Gaslight Plaza merchants by the Wednesday, April 18, deadline.

Two winners from each school will be awarded a free book from Thrifty Reader and a $10 gift certificate from the Gaslight Plaza.

For complete details and an entry form, go to www.gaslightplaza.com or contact any of the sponsors: Thrifty Reader, merchants of the Gaslight Plaza, Cass County Public Library or any elementary school teacher, librarian or principal.


Relay for Life banquet scheduled

Ernie Marble, chair for the 2012 “We Are Hope” Relay For Life event, set for June 15, will team with a group of volunteers to host the “A Night on the Town” survivor banquet at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Harrisonville High School.

The banquet is free to all cancer survivors and their caregivers. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.

Durham Bus Company will provide free transportation to survivors who need a ride to the banquet. Buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Call Marble at 816-738-1841 for a ride.


RFL scrapbooking fundraiser planned

A scrapbooking and crafting fundraiser for Relay for Life is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Family Center in Harrisonville.

The cost is $20 per person and the event will feature food and raffles. Call Keri at 816-803-0435 to reserve a spot.


Harrisonville brush drop-off planned

Harrisonville’s annual spring brush drop-off will be held on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its customary location near City Park.

Residents are asked to follow the directional signs from the intersection of Ash and Bradley streets to the actual drop-off location. Fallen limbs, cuttings, brush and other woody debris will be accepted.

Grass clippings, however, will not.

City crews will be on hand to help residents unload their vehicles. Wood chips and compost will be available free of charge, so residents are encouraged to bring a pickup or trailer.

Officials remind citizens that proof of residency, such as a current utility bill, is required to participate.


NRA gun show coming to Sutherlands

The National Rifle Association will sponsor a free gun show from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Sutherlands, 2200 S. Commercial St., Harrisonville.


Spring Extravaganza planned

A Spring Extravaganza with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Harrisonville High School’s Senior Mania after-graduation party will be held from10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Harrisonville Youth Building on Wall Street, behind the library.

Vendors to be on hand include Cowgirl Creations, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Stella & Dot, Tupperware, Thirty-One Gifts, Creative Memories, Celebrate Home, Gold Canyon Candles and others.


Byler Cemetery meeting planned

The Byler Cemetery meeting and workday is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the cemetery, 40100 E. 331st St., Creighton.

For more information, call Melton Thornburg at 816-773-6449.


Raising Chickens 101 to repeat

Due to popular demand, the Harrisonville Branch Library’s program on raising chickens will be repeated at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the library, 400 E. Mechanic.

Jeff Yearington of the Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Office will teach attendees how to raise chickens for eggs or mean, and how to keep a small flock healthy and happy.


Belton Museum to support Life Choice

The Belton Museum will pay tribute to the Grace Company with a baby shower for Life Choice of Harrisonville at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the museum, 512 Main St., Belton.

Life Choice is a non-profit pregnancy resource and medical center for women facing crisis pregnancies.

Please bring baby items such as large diapers, wipes and spring clothing for both sexes, preemies through size 4.

Contact Norma at 816-331-1905 with questions.


West Line Opry hosts Saturday dance

The West Line Opry will host a dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and then on the second Saturday of every month throughout its season.

A country show will be held from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, then every other Wednesday. Organizers invite all area residents to come have fun. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.


Caring Hearts plans fundraiser

Caring Hearts of Peculiar, a newly formed social service organization, will conduct a fundraiser while helping to clean up the roadsides in Peculiar.

The even will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will walk state routes C and J, Peculiar Drive and U.S. 71 to pick up trash.

To support this cause, a person may volunteer to pick up trash or make a tax-exempt donation to Caring Hearts of Peculiar. Each $10 donation will represent a trash bag of litter removed from Peculiar roadsides.

Contact Larry Dobson, Caring Hearts of Peculiar president, to donate or volunteer work, at 816-716-5387. Donations may be sent to Caring Hearts of Peculiar, P.O. Box 371, Peculiar, MO 64078.


Boy Scouts to Stuff the Trailer

Boy Scout Troop 3 of Harrisonville will conduct its annual Stuff the Trailer food drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Walmart in Harrisonville. The drive will support the Shepherd’s Staff Food Pantry.

Cash donations will also be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the local community.


Masonic Breakfast scheduled

Cass Lodge No. 147 will sponsor its monthly Masonic Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Historic Masonic Lodge in Harrisonville, 405 N. Independence.

All-you-can-eat biscuits and sausage gravy, eggs cooked to order, pancakes, fruit, coffee and orange juice will be offered. A $5 donation is suggested, and kids 5 and under eat free.


Prescription take-back day planned

Cosentino’s Price Chopper in Raymore will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

During the event, anyone may drop off unwanted or unused prescription drugs at the designated collection table inside the grocery store’s main entrance for safe disposal by incineration.


Stacy Cox Run/Walk announced

The Second Annual Stacy Cox Memorial Scholarship 5K Walk-Run is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, April 21, at Harrisonville High School

The entry fee is $35 the day of the race, and forms can be picked up at the HHS office, L&C Carpet in Harrisonville or by contacting Tami Caldwell at tamicaldwell@aol.com or 816-728-8264.


Raymore yard waste collection day nears

Raymore’s annual spring yard waste pickup day is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, with curbside collections beginning at 7 a.m.

Residents should place their grass clippings, leaves, vines and hedge trimmings at the curb using paper yard waste bags available at any home improvement store. Tree limbs may be bundled with twine or rope, but bundle dimensions should not exceed 3 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter. Acceptable yard waste for pickup does not include dirt or rocks.

This service is included in the cost of basic solid waste collection and there is no limit to the amount of yard waste a resident may set out for pickup.


American Legion plans spaghetti dinner

The Hurley Lee Spicer Post 42 of the American Legion will sponsor a benefit spaghetti dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Legion building, 303 E. Pearl, Harrisonville.

Spaghetti with meatballs, salad, French bread and a drink will be available for $6, with dessert available for an additional $2. Proceeds will go to post charities.

For additional information, contact the Legion Auxiliary at 816-797-2255.


DAV plans April meeting

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 67, Butler, invites all disabled veterans to attend its monthly meeting, set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive in Butler.

Call Laurence Truman at 816-518-3264 or email notrbu89@yahoo.com with questions.


Boiled Shrimp Dinner planned

The VFW Post 4409 Harrisonville Men’s Auxiliary will host its Boiled Sprimp Dinner from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

Cost is $12 for one pound of shrimp, $20 for all-you-can-eat shrimp and $8.50 for pork roast. Organizers will be honoring mothers for Mother’s Day, and the public is welcome.

In addition, Taco Tuesdays are being held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the VFW. Cost is $1.50 each for authentic Mexican tacos.


AARP Driver Safety Program planned

Belton Regional Medical Center will host the AARP Driver Safety Program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the hospital, with a one-hour break for lunch.

Participants may expect to learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate their vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment, in addition to learning adjustments to accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

Participants may also be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, depending upon their policy.


Peculiar Patriots seek sponsorships for fitness

The Peculiar Elementary Walkathon fundraiser is underway.

Students will be accepting pledges to support the school’s PTA in its first Patriots Walk the Walkathon on Friday, May 4, at the school

Checks may be made out to the Peculiar Elementary PTA.

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