Progress on Some Fronts by Greg Walters
Have you noticed that there are not as many of those ugly plastic signs dominating the landscape in Raytown as there were in the past?
That’s because they are being removed. Who is
removing them? As we all know from past posts, some are being removed by private citizens who find them illegally placed on private property and on the city’s right of way. There is also credible evidence that city employees are removing them as well.
It makes little difference who removes the signs. In my book, whoever takes down one of those ugly signs deserves a medal, a resolution thanking them, anything that gives them recognition for a job well done. Our city looks better for the effort. Keep up the good work.
Streetlights. This is a message that is just beginning to be heard. Raytown taxpayers pay a lot of money in taxes. Most of their local tax dollars end up at Raytown City Hall. It is not unreasonable for them to expect their street lights to work.
The excuse that it is the job of Kansas City Power and Light to maintain that service does not wash.
It did not go unnoticed that KCP&L utility trucks and electricians were working feverishly to get the lights to work on the 63rd Street Bridge right before the Christmas Holiday Lighting event in Downtown Raytown.
If our city officials can get those light repaired, then they can get the burned out streetlights in our neighborhoods working as well.
To the Mayor and Board of Aldermen . . . become part of the solution. The maintenance of adequte street lighting in our neighborhoods should be one of City Hall's top priorities.
Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this Month
REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. .... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS
To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number. HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON .. It takes about 20 seconds.
FLUSHED SKIN IS THE NEW TAN by Jenn Walters
It’s no secret that I have pale, pale skin. And I’ve been told on occasion that I have skin that has pink undertones. I’ve always known this because I’m one of those people you see at the gym who has a bright, red sweaty face no matter what activity they’re doing. And I’ll carry some of that flush around with me (at a lot less intense hue, of course) for at least a few hours post-workout. In the past, it’s been embarrassing, but I no longer see it that way. Why? Because new research from the December issue of Springer’s International Journal of Primatology shows that having a pinkish or more golden hue is reported to make you more attractive and seen as healthier by others. And if skin cancer wasn’t enough to get you to stop tanning, researchers found that those who had tans were still found less attractive than those with lighter, more gold skin.
Jenn Walters and Erin Whitehead jointly publish Fit Bottomed Girls. To read more of their thoughts on lifestyle choices and fitness go to Fit Bottomed Girls
LINKS TO MORE RAYTOWN NEWS . . .
To catch up on O'Hara Sports use this link O'Hara High School
To catch up on Raytown South Sports use this link Raytown South High School
To catch up on the Raytown Police Blog go to Raytown Police Blog
To view Raytown Crime Statistics go to http://www.raidsonline.com/?address=Raytown,MO
LAST WEEK'S POLL RESULTS . . .
How do you feel the local economy is doing?
Improving: . . . . . 13%
About the Same: . . . . . 34%
Going Downhill . . . . . 52%
Don’t Know . . . . . 0%