RAYTOWN COMMUNITY PLANNING PRIORITIES
Next Tuesday, October 27th, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Raytown City Hall (10000 East 59th Street) the Raytown Board of Aldermen is conducting a public hearing to review and provide input on the draft City of Raytown Community Planning Priorities Study. A draft copy of the study can be obtained on the city's website at http://www.raytown.mo.us/ or by contacting Mr. John Benson, Senior Planner for the City of Raytown at 737-6075.
This is the Raytown community's opportunity to provide feedback on development and reinvestment priorities for the future. The meeting time is not very convenient for most working individuals, but it is chance for the public to be heard.Busy Intersections Are No Place for Children by Greg Walters Raytown has a unique soliciting ordinance that requires individuals begging for change on street corners to obtain a license to do so. The license does not cost anything. The law also requires that those soliciting on street corners wear reflective vests as a matter of safety. As I drove up Raytown Road on Saturday I saw a couple adults (wearing safety vests) and about a dozen children at the intersection of Gregory Boulevard and 350 Highway. The children were walking out into the traffic asking for change for a basketball team. None of them were wearing safety vests. If an entire vehicle can be lost in the notorious “blind spot” we have all experienced then it stands to reason that a child is at greater risk of being hit by a vehicle. The police should be aware of the safety vest requirement. And, it should be strictly enforced. The Board of Aldermen should take the ordinance one step further. A busy traffic intersection is no place for children to be milling about between cars. It is a safety issue the Board of Aldermen should look into. High School Football Standings O'Hara High School.....................7 wins / 1 loss Raytown High School...................2 wins / 6 losses Raytown South High School............5 wins / 3 losses LAST WEEK’S RESULTS O’Hara 55 / Lincoln Prep 0 by Brother Richard Geimer On October 16th, the O'Hara Celtics won their first District game defeating the Lincoln Prep Tigers 55-0. It was O'Hara's Homecoming Game. Scoring 21 first quarter points, the Celtics had two TD runs by T. J. White for 11 and 30 yards along with a 2 yard scamper by Terrell Johnson. Julian Gidley kicked an extra point while Keon Young and Tyler Houser combined for a safety tackling the Lincoln quarterback in the end zone. Four additional touchdowns were scored by the Celtics in the second quarter. Terrell Johnson scored on a 7 yard run, Chuck Preston scored from two yards out, Joe Melchior caught a one yard pass from T. J. White, and Raphael Spencer had a TD run for 6 yards. At halftime the Homecoming queen and king were announced: Katie Huber and Travis Peter. Alumni from O'Hara's State Championship team thirty years ago were honored and a special award was made for Mary Jo Post Sandburg '71 for achievements made over the years. With the running clock, the Celtics managed one more second half touchdown: Terrell Johnson scored on a 14 yard run in the third quarter. Raytown South 33 / Truman 21 By Kevin Easley The breaks that went against the Patriots in the first half typically came on special teams. The Cardinals jumped out to a 14-0 lead before either team had picked up a first down. Ray-South senior Phillip Kind returned a punt 53-yards for a touchdown and senior Eric Brantley later returned a blocked punt for another score. "The margin of victory was special teams," Truman coach Craig Lewis said. "If we could have just taken care of business there it wouldn't have been quite as bad I'm sure." But after a slow start the Patriots would battle back to cut the Cardinals' lead to six after junior wide receiver Adam Farrell caught a 52-yard pass from sophomore David Franklin late in the fourth quarter. With 2:16 remaining the Patriots found themselves lining up for an onside kick that could have given them the ball back with a chance for a dramatic victory. But Ray-South senior Darrien Bruster recovered the kick and moments later senior Alex Sanders scored on a 52-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Dennis Tanner. Tanner finished the game with 213 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns while wearing the No. 19 instead of his usual No. 10 in honor of his teammate Courtney Green. Green, a senior receiver, underwent knee surgery on Friday and will miss the remainder of the season. GO TO "SPECIAL TEAMS PROVE TO BE THE DIFFERENCE" by KEVIN EASLEY at http://school12220.ihigh.com/ Raytown 34 / Northeast 12 NO REPORT Raytown South Freshman Football Update Last Week...The Freshman football team hosted the Bluejays from Raytown and ended up in a tie, 8-8, after overtime. The Cardinals had too many turnovers on offense, but the defense gave up only two points on a conversion after a kickoff return for a touchdown. Last night...The Cardinal freshman football squad hosted Lee's Summit West last night suffering their first loss of the season, 8-0. The team will travel to Ruskin next Wednesday for their last contest of the season. Their record stands at 5-1-1. O’Hara 10 / Ruskin 0 in Soccer Led by Jerry Rellihan's three goals and Kyle Quirk's shutout, the O'Hara soccer team won a 10-0 game with Ruskin on October 16th. It was the Celtics' 5th win in 15 games. Kevin Hogan, Matt Shelton, and Taylor Mathews each had two goals, and Julian Gidley got one. O’Hara Girls Volleyball Ranked #1 On October 13th, the Missouri Volleyball Coaches Association State Class 3 Ranking has the Archbishop O'Hara High School Celtics RANKED # 1. O'Hara's win-loss record is 15-4. Ranked #2 is De Soto with an unblemished 24-0 season. O'Hara is the defending State Champions. Ranked #3 and #4 are Saint Francis Borgia and Notre Dame Cape Girardeau. Five O’Hara Softball Players Named to All West Central Conference Five softball players from Archbishop O'Hara High School were named to the All West Central Conference Team. The three that made the First Team were infielder Andi Davis, outfielder Kellie Bachkora, and utility player Ashley Clark. Making the Second Team were pitcher Allison Clark and outfielder Brittany Gallatin.