By Richard Tush
I belong to a group of Raytown citizens who takes our responsibility to assist in ensuring our community’s safety seriously. That group of Raytown volunteers is called Raytown Crime Watch. Raytown Crime Watch was founded in 1992 by Marty Taraski.
Members of Raytown Crime Watch voluntarily give their time to patrol within the City of Raytown during evening hours and some afternoons for any suspicious activity. On an average week, 50 hours will be logged in by the volunteers. If suspicious activity is found, we radio the information into the police department. We do not intervene in situations, we simply observe and report.
Beyond looking for just suspicious activity while patrolling we also look for garage doors that have been left open and unattended. At other times we assist the police with directing traffic at accident sense, which allows the police to get back out on patrol or respond to other calls sooner.
If you would like more information please visit the following website http://raytowncitizenscrimewatchpatrol.com/
Natural Health Connection By Richard Tush
One of the newest businesses to open in Raytown is Natural Health Connections located at suite H, 6520 Raytown Road, which provides licensed massage therapy.
The owner Elisa Bedsworth is a graduate of BMSI Institute in Overland Park, Kansas and certified through NCTMB. Her services are for therapeutic massage, Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, postnatal, sports and reflexology. She is certified as an infant massage instructor. She welcomes visitors to come on in and take a look at my establishment it does not resemble a massage parlor. If you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of massage to come and check them out.
Massages Unveiled By Elisa Bedsworth
Massage is defined as the systematic manual or mechanical manipulations of the soft tissues of the body by such movements as rubbing, kneading, pressing, rolling, slapping and tapping for therapeutic purposes. This includes promoting circulation of the blood and lymph, relaxation of muscles, relief from pain, and restoration of metabolic balance, and other benefits both physical and mental.
Massage has direct psychological and physiological benefits. Physically, massage increases metabolism, hastens healing, relaxes and refreshes the muscles, and improves the functions of the lymphatic system. Massage helps to prevent and relieve muscle cramps and spasms and improves circulation of blood and lymph, thereby improving the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells as it enhances the removal of metabolic wastes. Because blood carries nutrients to the skin, massage is beneficial in keeping the skin functioning in a normal, healthy manner. Massage therapy is effective in pain management in conditions such as arthritis, neuritis, neuralgia, labor and delivery, whiplash, muscular lesion, sciatica, headache, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, and many other conditions.
Psychologically massage relieves fatigue, reduces tension and anxiety, calms the nervous system, promotes a sense of relaxation and renewed energy.
All the above information was from Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage by Mark F. Beck. If anyone is concerned about the requirements of a Massage Therapist in Raytown, MO, Article VIII Massage Establishments, Bath Houses, Modeling Studios, and Body Painting Studios- Ord. No.1337-76 is available at city hall.
For Missouri State Massage Therapist License contact the Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage at www.pr.mo.gov not only can you find requirements for massage therapy, but also other professions.
Time For A Sabbatical By Richard Tush
I have enjoyed the opportunity over the past several months to provide a new spin and direction for the blog. However, with increasing request from other commitments this is a good time for me to take a step back and reflect upon my future ambitions.
As well, like the lady whose single handed effort to address the ongoing signs in the right away issue I believe for any changes to ever accrue we the citizen must address them being city hall continues to choice to ignore them. With that said, I believe more time needs to be devoted to identify the eyesores of our city as it appears only those identified by others are ever addressed by city hall. An effort of this magnitude will take time, time that with producing and daily monitoring of the blog I currently do not have. The only way we will ever see these problems address is by someone taking the time and proving we clearly need to overhaul the codes department and their current procedures. It is time I put words into action and see our city’s appears be restored to the glory day’s of the past.
I hope that the blog will continue to run many of the sections that have become weekly additions and would encourage the section on new businesses to become part of the ongoing expectations. If it is not those at the Raytown Reporter who brings to light the new treasures who will as Raytown no longer has its own paper.
Fix This Eyesore…
DAY 92 – 84th Street Sanitary Sewer Project: The mess left behind by the city after sanitary sewer improvements remain
Day 92 - Time to Get Serious About Cleaning up Raytown: The proliferation of large trucks using our city as a parking lot. It is especially noticeable along 350 Highway.
Day 92 – Stop the Mosquitoes: The breeding ground for mosquitoes was not fixed as we had indicated. It seems a good load of two of dirt need added to ensure water cannot collect on at this location.
Day 92 – Green Space: The grass areas that were damaged by the chamber event still remain unrepaired. At a BOA meeting prior to the SummerFest event Alderman Charlotte Melson said the Chamber would repair damage to the grass.
Day 78 – Minor Smith Park: The mess left behind by the city after sanitary sewer improvements remain.
Day 71 – Crescent Creek: Wires still dangle from the pole. - Fixed
Day 64 – Former Religious Store: Allowed to decay.
Day 43 – The burned home at 8510 Stark: Remains a nuisance to the neighborhood
Local Meetings and Events:
Sept 10th – Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting 6:00 PM at city hall
Sept 10th – Planning & Zoning Commission meeting 8:00 PM at city hall Note: call the day of the meeting to make sure it has not be canceled due to no items being brought before the commission.
Sept 15th – Special Sales Tax Oversight Committee meeting 5:30 PM at city hall
Sept 17th – Human Relations Commission meeting 5:30 PM at city hall
Sept 21st – Park Board meeting 7:00 PM at park administrative office
Sept 22nd – Municipal Committee meeting 6:00 PM at city hall
Sept 22nd – Board of Alderman meeting 7:00 PM at city hall
Sept 29th – Finance Committee meeting 6:00 PM at city hall