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.

Panda Express fundraiser

Dine-in or order to-go from Panda Express on Wednesday, May 12, and 28 percent of your total food purchase will benefit the South Middle School National Junior Honor Society. NJHS plans to use the money raised to help pay for a school gift. To order online, go here.  If prompted, enter this code: 903819. Flyer with instructions

Annual Electronic Collection Event

Properly dispose of your old computer, television, and other electronics from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 8, in the parking lot of Ray-Pec Academy, 21001 S. School Rd., Peculiar. Help save landfill space and protect water and the environment. The Ray-Pec Robotics Team "System Meltdown" FRC 2357 is assisting with the event. The team will bring its 2020 robot and t-shirt cannon for display and demonstration. Items accepted at no charge: computers, keyboards, printers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, telephones, cassette players, DVD/CD players, and VCRs. Items NOT accepted: CDs, floppy disks, flash drives, and VCR tapes. Fees will apply to certain TVs. Checks and cash only. Please leave original packaging at home. Donations for the Ray-Pec Robotics Team are appreciated. This event is provided through a partnership of the Cass County Sustainability Committee, Ray-Pec School District, and Meredith Recycling, Montrose, Mo. More details: Flyer

BSA - Girl Troop 7032

Girls ages 11 to 17 are invited to join Troop 7032. See information below.

Troop 7032 image

Truth Scouts Club

Children in first grade and older are invited to join the Truth Scouts Club, which meets from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church of Peculiar, 216 E. Broadway St. Formerly known as The Good News Club, the club has changed names and moved to the First Baptist Church location. The club is free. Activities include games and songs and Bible lessons.

Children can walk with the Truth Scouts Club teachers after school from Peculiar Elementary School to the club location, or they can be transported by parents. If children are walking with the TSC teachers, parents must notify Peculiar Elementary before the child's first club attendance so that children will be in the correct dismissal line. Register here

For more information, contact Hanna Sims at 816-392-0094 or

Cub Scout Pack 4621

For information about Cub Scout Park 4621, contact Cyndee Byous, recruiting coordinator, at 816-536-4146; Matt Hahs, Cubmaster, Pack 621, at 913-313-6588 or; or John Kochay, District Scout Executive, at 816-724-9859. Event flyer

Cub Scouts doing activities

Tumbler fundraiser

Tumblers 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 for info.


Cass County Dental Clinic

Spring is on the way! Spring break is a great opportunity to schedule your child's dental checkup or to complete any outstanding treatment. Cass County Dental Clinic is here for your child's dental needs! To schedule, call 816-322-7600 (Belton) OR 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) today. Medicaid plans accepted, discounts for uninsured patients. *Must qualify based on household size and income.

Wanted: Bus drivers

Apple Bus Company is seeking bus drivers and monitors for Raymore-Peculiar School District routes. 
  • No experience necessary
  • Training provided
  • Competitive pay
  • Work only when school is in session
  • Child-friendly work environment
For information, call 816-318-1900.
Apple Bus July 2020

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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