In the Community

Community Events


This is a list of community events. Information is provided by the groups listed. Events are listed in calendar order, with undated items at the bottom of the list.

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.

Library Foundation hosts Cheryl Klein for book signing

Come and meet Author Cheryl Klein, a 1996 Ray-Pec graduate and recipient of the Ray-Pec Distinguished Alumni award!

The Cass County Public Library Foundation will host Klein for a signing of her two children’s picture books, THUNDER TRUCKS and  WINGS. THUNDER TRUCKS was co-written with Katy Beebe, a 1996 Belton High School graduate, and published in March by Disney/Hyperion Publishing. A donation will be made to the Library Foundation from the proceeds of the books provided by Disney. WINGS, illustrated by Tomie dePaola, was published in September by Antheneum/Simon&Schuster.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Centerview, 227 Municipal Circle, near Raymore City Hall in Raymore. Klein will give a short presentation at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase, provided by Disney Publishing and Simon&Schuster.  
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Cheryl Klein is the editorial director at Lee & Low Books, in New York City, where she edits a wide range of titles for children and teenagers. Prior to her work at Lee & Low, she spent 16 years at Scholastic Publishing. 

Klein is the daughter of Alan and Becky Klein of Raymore.
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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. 

Sign up for alerts from Peculiar


Want to receive text message and email alerts from the City of Peculiar and the Peculiar Police Department about weather, utility and criminal news? Use Nixle, a notification service for public safety agencies. To sign up, send a text to "888777" and place the zip code "64078" in the message area. Or visit the web site for more information: http://www.nixle.com/

24/7 Recycling


There are 13 recycling bins throughout Cass County. There is a bin in the parking lot of Peculiar United Methodist Church, 20521 S. School Rd. There is free 24-hour drop-off, and no sorting is required. This is a project of the Cass County Sustainability Committee. For a list of items that can be recycled, and other locations, see the: Flyer