April 20 Community Calendar

April 20, 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.


Cass County Student

Art Show planned

The 22nd annual Cass County Student Art Show, sponsored by the Harrisonville Fine Art Association, will be held 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.


Recycling 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.org or call 816-779-6708.


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.


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.


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.


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 dances

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

A country show will be held from 7-10 p.m. 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.


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


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.


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.


Adrian Optimists plan gun and knife show

The Adrian Optimist Club will sponsor a gun and knife show from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Adrian Optimist Community Building on the west outer road in Adrian.

The public is welcome. Admission is $5 per day, and kids under 10 will be admitted free.

To participate in the knife-cutting competition, call Jason Burton at 816-291-2308, and for show information, contact Jim Binkley at 816-213-7247.


St. Sabina to host

Health Fair

The St. Sabina Wellness Center will host a health fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the St. Sabina Catholic Church gymnasium, 700 Trevis Ave., Belton.

More than 25 community health providers and advocates for wellness and health living will participate.

Activities are planned for children and adults, including free glaucoma screenings, giveaways and prizes.

The fair is free to the public, and will provide an opportunity to connect with health resources and clinics around the area.


Archie Schools offer free screenings

All families living in the Archie School District are eligible to receive a free developmental, health, hearing and vision screening for children 4 months to 5 years old. These free screenings are provided by the school district through the parents as teachers program. A screening can be done at home or at the school.

Call or email Kristi Reynolds for an appointment at 816-293-5312, ext. 322, or kreynolds@archie.k12.mo.us.


HCS to sponsor

annual auction

Harrisonville Christian School will hold its eighth annual auction on Friday, April 20, at the Harrisonville Community Church, 1606 Chapel Dr., Harrisonville.

Silent auction booths will open at 5 p.m., the meal is set for 5:30-7 p.m. and the live auction is planned for 7 p.m.

The dinner menu includes barbecue smoked brisket and smoked sausage, cheesy potato casserole, barbecue baked beans, home-style green beans, coffee and tea. A dessert bar will be available separately.

Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door.


Picassos for Pets

is Saturday

The third annual Picassos for Pets art auction to benefit Belton’s HELP Humane Society will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Gregory’s Events, 401 W. Pine St., Raymore.

The auction will include drawings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. Appetizers and desserts will be served.

All proceeds will go to the homeless animals at HELP Humane, a true no-kill animal shelter in Old Town Belton.


Special adoption

week planned

HELP Humane Society, 511 Main St., Belton, will host its “Take a Chance” special adoption week Tuesday, April 24, through Saturday, April 28.

On Tuesday, adoption fees on senior cats are reduced to $25; Wednesday, adoption fees on long-time shelter residents are half-price; Thursday is take a chance day on FIV-positive cats; Friday is take a chance day on an “only child,” with adoption rates at half price; and Saturday is spin-the-wheel day for adoption fees. HELP is a true no-kill animal shelter.


Raymore Parks to screen ‘Puss in Boots’

The Raymore Parks Department invites residents to enjoy a movie under the stars at Memorial Park with the entire family on Friday, May 4, at the Community Bank of Raymore Movie Night in the Park. One of two outdoor movie nights to be held this year by Raymore Parks and Recreation at the Lions Shelter, this first event will feature the recent animated DreamWorks hit, “Puss in Boots.”

Once dusk settles in around 7:30 p.m., the movie projector will fire up and show the 90-minute film on a large, portable screen. In the event of inclement weather – including gusting winds – the event will be relocated and the movie shown inside the adjacent Raymore Elementary gymnasium.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. South Metro Fire will provide the popcorn and other refreshments will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating at the event.

“Puss in Boots” is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for some adventure action and mild rude humor.

For more information, call the Raymore Parks office at 816-322-2791.


Log Cabin Quilters

to meet

The Log Cabin Quilters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Pearson Hall inside the Cass County Library just off the Square in Harrisonville. The featured speaker will be Brenda Carney, owner of Brenda’s Quilt Stop & More, from Osceola. Carney was a Harrisonville native prior to relocating to Osceola to open her quilt shop.

She will be doing a trunk show of “Strip Club Quilts,” quilts made from precut 2-1/2 inch fabric strips. After the show, she’ll have a quilter’s boutique with fabric, quilting kits, patterns and notions available for purchase, followed by member’s show and tell. Please contact Mischaele Bearce for more information, 816-626-3480.


HBW accepts

scholarship applications

The Harrisonville Business Women of Missouri are accepting applications for scholarships.

The Business Women’s Continuing Education Scholarship is designed to assist a deserving woman in the advancement of her career or in the pursuit of a new career.

“The scholarship is intended to provide assistance to a woman already working or re-entering the work force,” said Helen Friedrich, chair of the scholarship committee.

An applicant may print out the application at www.harrisonvillebwm.web.com, or an interested party can pick up a copy of the application at the Cass Regional Medical Center’s gift shop in Harrisonville.

The application must be completed and returned before May 1.

Applications may be attached to an e-mail and sent to hvillebw@yahoo.com or mailed to Helen Friedrich, at 1007 Locust, Apt. 101, Harrisonville, MO 64701.


Fair Queen

candidates sought

The Cass County Fair is seeking candidates for this year’s queen contest.

The Cass County Queen contest competition is held annually in conjunction with the Cass County Fair. Entrants agree to abide by all rules of the Cass County Fair Queen contest.

Entrants agree that the time, manner and method of judging shall be solely at the discretion of the Cass County Fair, and the decision of the judges shall be final. Entrants agree to pay $25 non-refundable entry fee.

Young women between the ages of 17 and 22, single and a resident of Cass County are eligible to participate. Contestants will be judged by personal interview, state presentation and their choice of speech or presentation.

The 2012 Cass County Fair Queen will reign over the 2012 Cass County Fair, with various events and presentations.

She will also be required to participate in the 2012 Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant in Sedalia. There will be cash prizes for the contestants chosen as queen and first runner-up.

Official rules and regulations for the Cass County Fair Queen contest are available on the Cass County Fair website at www.pleasanthill.com/ccfair and at all Cass County public libraries.

Entries must be sent to the pageant chairperson Sandy Bradshaw, 700 N. King Terrace, Harrisonville, 64701 and must be postmarked no later than June 30.


Harrisonville Rainbow Girls hold breakfast

The Harrisonville Rainbow Girl Chapter will host an informational continental breakfast from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 21 at Harrisonville’s Historic Masonic Lodge, 405 N. Independence, near the square.

Members will be on hand to share information and answer questions about the organization, which teaches girls leadership, confidence and service.

For more information, go to the organization’s website at www.gorainbow.org.

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