May 11 Community Calendar

May 11, 2012 

Harrisonville Business Women to meet

Harrisonville Business Women will meet at noon Friday, May 11, at Diamond Ray’s Grill & Bar in Mill-Walk, 2817 Cantrell Rd., Harrisonville. In lieu of a program, president Carrie Stafford will review committee assignments and her overview of the club’s community involvement for the upcoming year. Lunch is available at the individual’s expense. All working women are welcome and the meeting will adjourn by 1 p.m.

Free Clothing Giveaway

Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, at Coleman Baptist Church there will be a free clothing giveaway. Everyone is welcome at 17101 E. 203rd St., Peculiar. Call 816-779-5707 for more information.

Harrisonville citywide clean up May 11 and 12

Harrisonville residents can take advantage of the free disposal services offered during the 2012 Citywide Clean Up scheduled for May 11, 12 and May 17-19. The drop-off site will be the Town & Country transfer station, located just north of Harrisonville, at 22820 S. 291 Highway. Times are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

City officials remind everyone that proof of Harrisonville residency, such as a current utility bill, is required to participate in any Citywide Clean Up activity. For further information, please call 816-380-8900.

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.

Junk in the Trunk starts May 12

Harrisonville’s informal swap meet will have its first sale of the season from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, on the Courthouse Square. There is no admission fee for either shoppers or vendors. Members of the Strategic Planning Implementation Committee, which oversees the program, encourages residents to stuff your gently used treasures in your trunk or truck and bring them up to the square for sale. Organizers ask that vendors not arrive before 4:30 p.m., when the streets surrounding the square will be blocked off so people can safely set up and visitors can enjoy their shopping experience. In addition, people are not allowed to save parking spots for other vendors. Parking spots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Finally, no animals or alcohol may be offered for sale during Junk in the Trunk.

Junk in the Trunk will be once a month on the second Saturday of each month. Future dates are June 9, July 7, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13.

American Sewing Guild sponsoring how-to class

There will be a how-to-make program for T-shirt quilts from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 15, at Hancock’s in Belton. Visitors welcome. For more information, call Anita at 816-540-2096.

Cattlemen’s Association May meeting

The Cass/Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will have its May meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Harrisonville community center on N. Jefferson Pkwy. A meal will be served prior to the presentation, so come join us. RSVP Connie Chevalier at 816-618-3691 or R. Flint at 816-540-5767.

Health services offered at Belton, Harrisonville

The Women’s Health Services Belton Clinics will be May 16-17; May 22; and May 30-31. The clinic is located at 119 Congress Street, Belton, and appointments are available for supply pickup.

Harrisonville clinics will be Wednesday, May 23, at 200 N. Oakland, Harrisonville. Participants must call for an appointment and cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Services include clinical breast exams, pap smears, pelvic, HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, reproductive and contraceptive counseling and issuance of contraceptive supplies. For more information, call 888-577-4640, 660-476-2194 or 816-322-5012.

Lupus Awareness Day

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is asking everyone to wear purple for lupus awareness. Put On Purple Day will be Friday, May 18. People can show support for lupus patients by bringing their kids to The Put on Purple Party at Space Bound LLC, 16509 Cornerstone Drive, Belton, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday evening. Cost is $7. For more information, please contact Briget Cox at 816-389-7472.

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.

Girl Scout summer camp registration May 19

Girl Scout day camp, June 13-16 at Longview Lake, is open to all girls who will enter kindergarten in the fall through sixth grade. If you know of a girl who would be interested in attending day camp, registration is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at Community Bank of Raymore. May 19 is the registration deadline for all day camp attendees; however, attending registration is not necessary to attend camp. Contact Leslie Arnold, 816-507-3009, or Diana Rhoads, 816-679-3994, for more information.

Free food distribution for families

On Saturday, May 19, at the Cass County fairgrounds, 308 W Commercial, Pleasant Hill, Love’s Outreach Community Food Distribution will give free food to families in need. Time of this activity will be announced closer to the event. Please check our website for more information.

Hope Haven benefit

Cass County Elks Lodge, 2400 N. 291 Hwy., Harrisonville, will have a Happier Birthdays Celebration and special bingo to benefit Hope Haven on Saturday, May 19. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with play starting at 7 p.m.

Food Preservation Workshops

University of Missouri Extension is offering a five workshop series on food preservation techniques for beginners in Harrisonville beginning Tuesday, May 22. The series includes sessions on canning green beans, salsas, pickling, jams and jellies, and freezing/dehydration. All workshops include hands-on learning with each participant taking home their preserved product. Each session is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person per workshop or $80 for the entire series (second family member can attend for half price) and paid registration is required. For workshop dates/details and to register, contact the MU Extension Center at 816-380-8460 or visit

Belton FFA Program selling plants

The sale is from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Belton High School, 107 W. Pirate Parkway. For more information, call John Ferguson at 816-699-4353 or email

New Writer’s Club meets Wednesdays

The Harrisonville Branch of the Cass County Public Library will have a New Writer’s Club meeting every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is May 23.

The meeting will help aspiring writers share tips, use writing prompts, brainstorm ideas for plots and storylines, and critique other writers’ work. For more information, call 816-884-3483.

Vendors needed for July 4th Raymore event

Raymore Parks & Recreation is accepting vendor applications for “Raymore’s Spirit of America Celebration.” All vendor applications must be turned in by Wednesday, May 30. Complete information can be found at or call the Raymore Parks & Recreation office at 816-322-2791.

Relay for Life Golf Tournament

The Raymore Second Annual Relay for Life Golf Tournament, a benefit for The American Cancer Society, will be Monday, June 4, at The Golf Club of Creekmoor in Raymore. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with a light lunch at 11 a.m. Shot gun start is at noon.For more information, contact Bill Walker, chairman, at 913-634-6301.

Blood drive June 6

The Belton Host Lions Club will sponsor a Community Blood Center Blood Drive from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 6 at Eagles Landing Golf Course in Belton. Make an appointment online at and use the code BELTONLIONS or contact Lion Cathy Rayfield at 816-331-7531. X

Belton Community Days taking applications for contests

Belton Community Days pageants are taking applications for contests. The Belton Baby Contest will be Saturday, June 9, and allow newborns through 24 months. The Miss Belton Contest will be Thursday, June 14, and is open to Belton High School female students in ninth through 12th grade. The Junior Prince/Princess contests are Friday, June 15, featuring Belton students in preschool through eighth grade.

Applications are due Wednesday, June 6, and can be found on

GCHS School Reunion

The 2012 Garden City High School Reunion, open to all classmates, will be Sunday, June 10, at the Harrisonville community building, 2400 Jefferson Pkwy. For more details, contact Sharon Yoder at 816-862-6256 or email

Kidney disease classes offered

Free Empower Kidney Disease classes are available from 5 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday through 2012 at four separate Kansas City area locations.

On the second Tuesday of every month, a class will be at Truman Medical Center Lakewood in Lee’s Summit for people who live in the southeastern area of greater Kansas City. Tuesday, June 12, will be the next class at Truman Medical Center Lakewood. Call 816-842-0076 to register for these classes.

Fair Queen candidates sought

The Cass County Fair is seeking candidates for this year’s queen contest. Young women between the ages of 17 and 22, single and a resident of Cass County are eligible to participate.

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

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

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 or search “Harrisonville Class of 1992 Reunion” on Facebook.

West Line Opry hosts Saturday dances

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

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

Cass County Women Democrat Club meets second Thursday

The Cass County Women Democrat Club meets at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Friendship Hall in Peculiar. Bring your own lunch. Call Patty Johnson at 816-322-4466 if you have questions.

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

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

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 or call 816-779-6708.

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