Community Billboard Announcements
Our Lady of Lourdes 8th Annual Benefit Auction
Our Lady of Lourdes School will hold its 8th Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, March 6, 2010. The silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets to the event cost $20 per person and can be purchased at the School office or at the door. The venue includes a Cajun Dinner, beverages and bid number.
Raytown Girls Softball Signup February 20th
The Raytown Girls Softball League will hold signups for their 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Raytown Middle School located at 4900 Pittman Road. Individuals and teams (T-Ball through Adult) are welcome.
Please use this link for more information www.eteamz.com/rgsl A Glimmer of Hope for Recycling Ward 5 Alderman Steve Mock and Ward 4 Alderman Bill VanBuskirk have teamed up with a proposal that may re-invigorate Raytown’s Recycling Program. At the February meeting the City’s Municipal Committee Alderman Steve Mock added an agenda item concerning recycling. The proposal would expand the Recycling Center’s days of operation to four Saturdays a month. Aldermen Mock and VanBuskirk showed that by hiring part-time people to run the Center rather than paying full time employees overtime, the City could expand operations without any increase to the city’s budget. Currently, the city uses full time city employees paid at time and one-half to man the center. VanBuskirk told the Raytown Report, “I have heard several complaints about the hours of the recycling center. I think this may be a good solution.” The plan, worked out with City Public Works Director Andy Noll, would be to hire two part time employees to help recyclers when they come to the center. The rate of pay for the position has not been disclosed. The plan still needs approval of the majority of the Board of Aldermen and Mayor to be implemented. The five member Municipal Committee voted unanimously to move forward on the issue. Alderman Steve Mock said that he has high hopes for implementation of the plan soon, though no date has been set. “This could be a win/win situation for Raytown, recycling and especially for the taxpayers who use the service,” said the Ward 5 Alderman. Anyone interested in the part time position are welcome to contact Alderman Steve Mock at 225-3217 or Alderman Bill VanBuskirk at 737-2729. One Good Idea Spawns Another As most city hall watchers are aware, Raytown City Council, and select Committee meetings are broadcast on Cable Channel 7. What most folks do not know is that at times the city has had to scramble to find camera operators for some meetings. The City of Raytown pays its camera operators over-time to broadcast the aforementioned meetings. Some Council members are said to be interested in exploring the possibility of creating part-time positions to fill the need for camera operators. Ripple Glass to be Added to Recycling Center While on the subject of recycling we checked with Aldermen Mock and VanBuskirk to see if any progress has been made in bringing glass recycling to Center. Ripple Glass, a venture sponsored by Boulevard Brewing, has offered to place, free of charge, a collection container at the Raytown Recycling Center. Sources at City Hall say that Raytown’s Recycling Center will have a Ripple container as well. Currently, Raytown recyclers can take their glass to large purple Ripple Glass container located near the southwest corner of 350 Highway and Gregory Boulevard in the Berbiglia parking lot. A question that comes to mind is . . . why was Berbiglia able get up and running immediately and the city stalled for so long. So the question was asked. Liability issues, was the reason given by City Hall. Bureaucrats, what would we do without them? High School Sports Raytown South - Bruin Busted Less than 18 hours after beating Lee's Summit West on the road, Raytown South hosted Columbia Rockbridge and lost 64-56 after a fourth quarter comeback that fell short. Rockbridge, led by future Missouri Tiger Ricky Kreklow, jumped to a 19-10 first quarter lead and stayed ahead of the Cardinals for most of the game. Kreklow scored 12 of his 24 points in the first quarter and forced Ray-South to play the role of catch up the entire game. For the rest of this story and other Raytown South Sports News use this link Raytown South High School Celtics Defeat Warrensburg by Five – Remain Undefeated in the West Central Conference by Brother Richard Geimer Earlier in the basketball season, the O'Hara Celtics poured in 98 points against the Warrenburg Tigers, but in the game on February 12th, they were held to only 38. But it was enough to claim the victory inasmuch as the home team could only manage 33! In the low scoring game, the Tigers owned a six point lead before the half at 21-15, but by the time the fourth quarter was to unfold, the Celtics were up 34-33. For the rest of this story and other stories about O’Hara sports use this link: O'Hara High School Sports Poll Results Should Raytown require Department heads to reside within city limits? YES . . . 80% NO . . . . 20%