Former Raytowners Crowd August Ballot by Greg Walters Seven Organizations Granted Fireworks Sales Licenses Big Challenges, Snack Confusion and Breakfast No-No's by Jenn Walters Community Blood Drive O'Hara High School Seeded No. 1 by Brother Richard Geimer Lady Cards Shock Raytown by Ryan Murdock Last Week's Poll ResultsEvery Picture Tells a Story . . .
The picture on the right was taken at Ruby Beach in the Olympian National Rain Forest on the Olympian Peninsula off of the western Washington State coast.
As the name aptly implies, it was a damp, foggy, rainy day. The large logs you see strewn on the beach are trees that are pulled from the forest when storms hit during the winter. The ocean grinds the trees up into huge logs of driftwood which are then washed back to shore by the tides.
Signs are posted along the beach warning beachcombers to stay out of the water and be alert of incoming logs rolling in with the tide. The Olympian Rain Forest is one of only a few temperate rain forests left on our planet.
Former Raytowners Crowd August Ballot This past week has been the annual Truman Days Celebration for Jackson County Democrats. While renewing old acquaintances and visiting with the many candidates an interesting bit of trivia became very apparent. A good number of candidates running for State, County and local offices grew up in Raytown and attended Raytown area schools. The first one to bring attention to this point was Jackson County Legislator Theresa Garza-Ruiz. She informed the writer that not only did she graduate from Raytown area schools, but was aware that four other candidates had as well. Here is the short list of the candidates: Theresa Garza-Ruiz, Raytown South High School (candidate for County Legislature) John Bullard, Raytown High School (candidate for State Representative) Geoff Gerling, Raytown High School (candidate for State Representative) Cheyenne Lockhart Cardarella, Raytown High School (candidate for State Representative Greg Walters*, O’Hara High School (candidate for County Legislature)
*Greg Walters lives in Raytown. Seven Organizations Granted Fireworks Sales Licenses
It is the second year since the Board of Aldermen approved the sale of and shooting of fireworks within the city limits of Raytown. This year’s crop of firework tents more than doubles last year’s total. Raytown Fire Marshall Matt Mace told the Raytown Report that anyone shooting fireworks in Raytown is required to have a permit to do so. The permits are available at the Raytown No. 1 Fire Station, or, can be obtained at the locations where fireworks are sold. Don Mundy, who managed a tent for Our Lady of Lourdes last year said, “we simply distributed the permits with each sale, it was really a seamless operation.” Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the vendors from last year that is returning to its same location, the old HyVee/Walmart Stores located at 67th and Blue Ridge Cutoff. The other licensees are: RHS Touchdown Club, The River Church, The River of Refuge, Blue Ridge Boulevard United Methodist, Raytown Sports Association and the Raytown Girls Softball League.
by Jenn Walters Big Challenges, Snack Confusion and Breakfast No-Nos Heard of the 50 Million Pound Challenge yet? Well, if you have, you know that it’s a free national health initiative rallying Americans to come together and “Give up the pounds, not the fight.” So far, more than 700,000 people have joined the challenge, bringing the total pounds lost over the 3 million mark. The challenge is targeted primarily to African Americans but is open to anyone. If this is your first time hearing about the program and you still don’t know what it is, I suggest you reread this paragraph.
The Challenge was created by Dr. Ian Smith and sponsored by State Farm. Although Dr. Ian may be best known for having to endure Screech on Celebrity Fit Club, this truly seems to be his passion. Plus, having the nation lose 50 million pounds is way bad-ass.
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Community Blood Drive A Community Blood Drive will be conducted on Friday, May 21st from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Raytown EMS Training Room located at 10200 East 66th Terrace. For further information please call 816-737-6030. Raytown Youth News . . . O’Hara High School Seeded #1
by Brother Richard Geimer
The Archbishop O'Hara High School Celtics baseball team is seeded #1 in the Class 3 District 15 among eight schools. The Class 3, District 15 Tournament will be played May 15th through May 18th at KCMO 3&2 Stadium. For the rest of this story use this link O'Hara High School
Lady Cards Shock Raytown By Ryan Murdock The girls soccer team took a giant leap forward on Tuesday night, playing their best game of the season and defeating archrival Raytown 1-0 at Raytown. For most of the game the Cardinals outplayed the Bluejays and ended the game with a 17-8 shots advantage. Its the first win against Raytown for the Lady Cardinals in four years and it comes against a Raytown squad that was ranked #9 in the Western Missouri Regional poll. For the rest of this story use this link Raytown South High School Last Week's Poll Results Should Raytown city department heads be required to live in Raytown? YES . . . . 80% NO. . . . . 20%