May 25 Community Calendar

May 25, 2012 

Belton Cemetery announces Memorial weekend events

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, the Belton American Legion, with the help of the Boy Scouts and volunteers, will place flags on veterans’ graves. Anyone interested in purchasing a 3’x5’ flag to honor a veteran buried in the Belton Cemetery, please call Faye Wallace at 816-331-1936.

At 10 a.m., the Legion will conduct a memorial service with 31st District State Sen. David Pearce as guest speaker. At 6 a.m. Monday, May 28, the Belton V.F.W. will have a flag raising service with the flag at full mast lowering it to half mast. At noon, they will raise the flag to full mast. The Belton Cemetery will have personnel available for information at the tent.

American Legion flag installation

The American Legion Department of Missouri, Belton Post 488, will honor veterans Memorial weekend at cemeteries in Northwest Cass County. Participating Boy Scout troops are717, 427, 160, 111, 210, 510 and 32. The flag installation for Raymore will be at 5 p.m. Friday, May 25, and Peculiar Cemetery at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 26. Flag removal for Belton Cemetery will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 28. For more information, call J. Conine at 816-331-5253.

Harrisonville city offices to close for Memorial Day

Harrisonville City Hall and most city offices will close Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The Harrisonville Community Center will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. All offices will re-open Tuesday, May 29, at the regular time.

Glenwild Cemetery Memorial event

Memorial Day Services at Glenwild Cemetery will be Monday, May 28. The services will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the American Legion with its tribute to soldiers at 10 a.m.

Health services offered at Belton, Harrisonville

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

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.

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.

NARFE to have a luncheon meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1012, will have a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, in Holmes Hall, Foxwood Springs Living Center, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore. The optional lunch is $10. Chris Molendorp, 123rd District State Representative, will update us on legislative activities in Jefferson City. Call Margaret Dixon at 816-322-9314 for reservations. Current and retired federal employees and the public are invited.

Boiled Shrimp Dinner planned

The VFW Post 4409 Harrisonville Men’s Auxiliary will have its Boiled Shrimp Dinner from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 2.

Cost is $12 for one pound of shrimp, $20 for all-you-can-eat shrimp and $8.50 for pork roast. The public is welcome.

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

Charity Motorcycle Ride for HELP Humane

The ride is Saturday, June 2, and begins at Rawhide Harley Davidson in Olathe, Kan. The cost is $25 per person/rider, which includes lunch by Jack Stack BBQ at the end of the ride and five raffle tickets. Registration available online at, at Rawhide on May 26 or 27, or at the shelter located at 511 Main St., Belton. Contact: for more info.

Peculiar Citywide Garage Sale

The event will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2.

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.

Summer reading program carnival

The Cass County Public Library Harrisonville Branch will present the Dream Big Carnival at 6 p.m. Monday, June 4, as a kickoff for the summer reading program. Call 816-884-3483 for more information.

Angry Birds live competition for teens

The Cass County Public Library Harrisonville Branch will present this event from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, June 4. Call 816-884-3483 for more information or visit

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. Wednesday, 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

Clay art for teens

Teens can create clay art at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Cass County Public Library Harrisonville Branch. For more information, visit

Pajama story time for children

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, June 7 through July 5, Cass County Public Library Harrisonville Branch will have sounds of summer nights pajama story time. Children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas. For more information, call 816-884-3483 or visit

Children’s series at Harrisonville library

Fuel Your Dreams!, a children’s food and fun series presented by Rhonda Kasper of the University of Missouri Extension office, will be at 1 p.m. each Friday from June 8 through July 13. For more information, call 816-884-3483 or visit

Junk in the Trunk scheduled June 9

Harrisonville’s informal swap meet will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 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. Dates are July 7, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13.

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.

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 June 13.

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.

Bunco Against Blindness June 14

Join the Belton Host Lions Club for its charity event to fight blindness with “Bunco Against Blindness” on Thursday, June 14. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at Frankie and Johnnie’s Pub in Belton. Tickets to play are $10 and all proceeds go to support the Vision Program that provides free eye examinations and eyeglasses for any needy child in the Belton School District. Call Cathy Rayfield at 816-331-7531 for reservations or join us that night and pay at the door.

Treasures in the Park announced

Raymore Lions Club will present Treasures in the Park featuring arts, crafts and collectibles, in addition to music, concessions and vintage cars. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Raymore Memorial Park.

Fair Queen candidates sought

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

Vaccination appointments now available

The Cass County Health Department is scheduling appointments for children and teens needing vaccinations. If the child is uninsured or covered by Mo HealthNet, there is no charge for the vaccines. If the child is privately insured, there will be a $5 charge.

Parents needing school shots for their children should take advantage of clinics scheduled before August to avoid the crowds.

Call 816-380-8431 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.

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.

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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