In the Community

Community Events


This is a list of community events. Information is provided by the groups listed. To submit an item, or make comments, suggestions or questions, please send a message to or call Michele Stidham, Communication Director, at 816-892-1314.

Cass County Essay Contest

High School sophomores are invited to enter an essay contest sponsored by the Cass County Historical Society. The grant prize is $500. Writer of the second-place essay receives $100, and third place is $50.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for submission is extended to 5 p.m. Friday, April 17.

1. ALL essays must be submitted via email to cchsmo@gmail.com

3. Please include on your cover sheet your PAPER TITLE, NAME, PHONE NUMBER, & SCHOOL.

4. Prizes will be awarded sometime in May.

Requirements:

  • Topic must be Cass County related
  • Must be between 1,500 and 2,500 words
  • Must be formatted properly, including citations

Questions? Contact Jennifer Reed at cchsmo@gmail.com.

Booster Club Golf Tournament is CANCELED

The Ray-Pec Athletic Booster Club annual golf tournament scheduled for May 9 at Eagles Landing Golf Course in Belton is CANCELED. The tournament may be rescheduled for fall or for spring 2021.

Raymore Day at the K is CANCELED

The 13th annual Raymore Day at the K, originally scheduled for April 17, is canceled due to the delay of the start of the Major League Baseball season and the area stay-at-home orders related to the coronavirus. The event may be rescheduled in the fall.

Spring Flag Football is CANCELED

The spring football season for CCJAA is canceled.

5K for Health POSTPONED to Aug. 29

Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, Cass Community Health Foundation has rescheduled the 26th Annual 5K for Health from Saturday, May 2, to Saturday, Aug. 29. The event will remain at Belton Regional Medical Center with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K beginning at 8 a.m. Immediately following the 5K, you are invited to enjoy food provided by Cosentino’s Price Chopper, music, prizes and fun activities at Belton Regional Medical Center’s block party and health fair. If you have questions about your registration, please email maggie@casscommunityhealth.org.

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Tumbler fundraiser

New! Tumblers now available for each Ray-Pec school. The school name is on one side, and "We are Ray-Pec" is on the reverse. The tumblers are created by the Ray-Pec Technology Student Association (TSA). You may also choose from several sports and activities. The price is $23 for a 30-ounce tumbler and $18 for a 20-ounce tumbler. All proceeds will benefit Ray-Pec TSA and Ray-Pec First Robotics. Contact Ivan.robison@raypec.org for info.

Cass County Dental Clinic

Summer is the perfect time to schedule your child’s dental check-up or to complete any outstanding treatment! Call Cass County’s ONLY nonprofit dental clinic for kids, Cass County Dental Clinic at 816-322-7600 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) to schedule an appointment. All Missouri Medicaid plans accepted! No dental insurance? You may qualify for a discount.

Community Band

RPHS Band Director John Wilson is forming a community band, Sounds of South KC. Jennifer Gibson, director of bands at East Middle School, will be the assistant conductor. The Sounds of South KC will provide an opportunity for adults in the community to play in a concert band and to advance the arts in South Kansas City and Cass County. For more information, visit the Sounds of South Kansas City Facebook page or contact john.wilson@raypec.org. Members should be high school graduates. Practices will be held at the Ray-Pec High School band room, 20801 S School Rd. Peculiar, Mo., 64078.  Sign up here.

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Wanted: Bus drivers


Apple Bus Company is seeking bus drivers for Raymore-Peculiar School District routes. 
  • No experience necessary
  • Training provided
  • Competitive pay
  • Work only when school is in session
  • Child-friendly work environment
Some monitor positions are also available. For information, call 816-318-1900.

Cub Scouts in Raymore and Peculiar


For information about Cub Scouts in Raymore and Peculiar: Flyer

Cass County Dental Clinic


Summer is the perfect time to schedule your child’s dental check-up or to complete any outstanding treatment! Call Cass County Dental Clinic at 816-322-7600 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) to schedule an appointment. All Missouri Medicaid plans accepted! No dental insurance? You may qualify for a discount.

Cass County Dental Clinic provides dental services to children from birth to age 20 in Cass County who are Missouri Medicaid or low-income uninsured. These services include x-rays, exams, fillings, extractions, crowns, cleanings, sealants and fluoride varnish. A financial screening is required for those without insurance. 

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