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APRIL
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH
SFCC Fine and Performing Arts group will perform a Noon Time Recital series on Wednesday, April 16th, 23rd and 30th in Stauffacher Room 67. Admission is free.  At noon stop by the Music Arts rehearsal room to enjoy a series of casual concerts by SFCC’s applied instrumental and vocal students. Performances last 30 to 40 minutes and are open to the public.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH
The Higginsville Fire Department is requesting help from the chamber community  to purchase 4 sets of firefighting  gear that were ruined in a commercial structure fire at the local John Deere Dealership on March 13th. The business was a total loss and a great economy downfall for the City of Higginsville therefore causing a budget constraint for us to purchase new gear.   The gear in question is soaked in petroleum and oil products and is not safe for the firefighters personal safety, and likely will catch fire on our next call. The cost of the gear is $ 2,000.00 a piece for a total of $8,000 for all 4 sets. We plan to have fundraisers such as a BBQ fundraiser at Walmart on June 7th in conjunction with the city wide garage sale. If any business would like to donate to this cause to help out please contact Grant Oetting at 660-584-7335.
The Richmond Mushroom Festival Talent Show is in need of entries. The adult contest/show is 7pm on Friday, May2nd and the two age groups; 12 and under and 13 to 17 years of age, are Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm. Join in the fun and get your act turned in with the entry form attached, or pick up one at the chamber. All participants will receive a gift from Sonic, of Richmond.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH
Elks Lodge #749 will host their annual Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday, April 18th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lexington Elks Lodge at 8th & Main Streets in Lexington. Fried catfish, french fries, coleslaw, baked beans and beer bread are on the menu. The cost is $8 per person and carry-out is available.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH
The Mayview Lions will host their last monthly Community Breakfast for the season on Saturday, April 19th.  Breakfast will be served from 7:00 am to 9:00 am with a free will donation.  Proceeds will be used for local Lions projects.  For information contact Mark Malott 816-230-8499.
Richmond East Egg Hunt at Maurice Roberts Park, 819 E. Main St. Ages pre-school to 4th grade with age classes. Bring your own Easter basket. Face painting, cake walk, and bounce house. Starts at 9:00am.
Lexington Parks and Recreation along with their partners are sponsoring the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 10 and under is being held Saturday, April 19th starting at 11:00am at the Lexington Community Park Ball Fields.  The Moose Lodge is having a  Pancakes and Waffle Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11:00am where  you can get pictures taken with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The Richmond Mushroom Festival Talent Show is in need of entries. The adult contest/show is 7pm on Friday, May2nd and the two age groups; 12 and under and 13 to 17 years of age, are Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm. Join in the fun and get your act turned in with the entry form attached, or pick up one at the chamber. All participants will receive a gift from Sonic, of Richmond.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20TH
The Marshall Community Chorus is having their Spring concert, “Love, Winks and Sings” on Sunday, April 20th at 3 p.m. at the Marshall High School Little Theatre in Marshall, Mo. This free event is open to everyone.
Osage Beach Premium Outlets hosts Administrative Professionals’ Week Sunday, April 20th through Saturday, April 26th. Osage Beach Premium Outlets® would like to offer Administrative Professionals a complimentary VIP Coupon Book, $5 value worth hundreds of dollars in savings, as a token of our appreciation. Please present a current paycheck stub to receive your VIP Coupon Book. Osage Beach Premium Outlets® are located at 4540 Osage Beach Parkway Suite BB-11 Osage Beach, MO 65065. For more information please call (573) 348-3829
TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND
Early childhood screening for Chillicothe School District. Free screening for children 3 months to four years old. Screening will take approximately one hour and parents will be with your child during this time. Call Garrison School at 646-1653 to schedule an appointment. Please bring immuniation record, official birth certificate, social security card and Medicaid card if applicable. Call 646-1653 for information.
The Richmond Mushroom Festival Talent Show is in need of entries. The adult contest/show is 7pm on Friday, May2nd and the two age groups; 12 and under and 13 to 17 years of age, are Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm. Join in the fun and get your act turned in with the entry form attached, or pick up one at the chamber. All participants will receive a gift from Sonic, of Richmond.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD
Early childhood screening for Chillicothe School District. Free screening for children 3 months to four years old. Screening will take approximately one hour and parents will be with your child during this time. Call Garrison School at 646-1653 to schedule an appointment. Please bring immuniation record, official birth certificate, social security card and Medicaid card if applicable. Call 646-1653 for information.
SFCC Fine and Performing Arts group will perform a Noon Time Recital series on Wednesday, April23rd and 30th in Stauffacher Room 67. Admission is free.  At noon stop by the Music Arts rehearsal room to enjoy a series of casual concerts by SFCC’s applied instrumental and vocal students. Performances last 30 to 40 minutes and are open to the public.
SFCC Theatre Arts will present Young Frankenstein Wednesday, April 23rd through the Sunday, April 27th in the Stauffacher Theatre. A Student Matinee will be held Wednesday, the 23rd of April at 1 p.m. with a public performace taking place at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6. Saturday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. will consist of a Dinner Theatre. Tickets are $15 for this night. A Senior Matinee will be held Sunday, April 27th at 2 p.m. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy, based on the Oscar-nominated smash-hit 1974 film. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania,’ ‘He Vas My Boyfriend’ and Irving Berlin’s classic ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz,’, Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment! For more information or to purchase tickets call 660-596-7387.Rated PG13 – Contains sexually suggestive content.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH
In recognition of National Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness month, Arcadian Moon Winery will host Blue Jean Bash IV on Thursday, April 24th at 5:30 pm. This is a collaboration to benefit CASA, House of Hope and Brighter Futures.  Stop CHILD ABUSE buttons go on sale April 1st for the cost of $20 which will serve as entrance to the bash for 2 drinks and a meal.
SFCC Theatre Arts will present Young Frankenstein at 7:30 p.m. in the Stauffacher Theatre Tickets are $6. Saturday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. will consist of a Dinner Theatre. Tickets are $15 for this night. A Senior Matinee will be held Sunday, April 27th at 2 p.m. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy, based on the Oscar-nominated smash-hit 1974 film. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania,’ ‘He Vas My Boyfriend’ and Irving Berlin’s classic ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz,’, Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment! For more information or to purchase tickets call 660-596-7387.Rated PG13 – Contains sexually suggestive content.
The Higginsville Fire Department is requesting help from the chamber community  to purchase 4 sets of firefighting  gear that were ruined in a commercial structure fire at the local John Deere Dealership on March 13th. The business was a total loss and a great economy downfall for the City of Higginsville therefore causing a budget constraint for us to purchase new gear.   The gear in question is soaked in petroleum and oil products and is not safe for the firefighters personal safety, and likely will catch fire on our next call. The cost of the gear is $ 2,000.00 a piece for a total of $8,000 for all 4 sets. We plan to have fundraisers such as a BBQ fundraiser at Walmart on June 7th in conjunction with the city wide garage sale. If any business would like to donate to this cause to help out please contact Grant Oetting at 660-584-7335.
Early childhood screening for Chillicothe School District. Free screening for children 3 months to four years old. Screening will take approximately one hour and parents will be with your child during this time. Call Garrison School at 646-1653 to schedule an appointment. Please bring immuniation record, official birth certificate, social security card and Medicaid card if applicable. Call 646-1653 for information.
Odessa High School’s Senior Project Community Night is Thursday, April 24. They are looking for patrons from area businesses will volunteer to join the judge panels that view the student’s. Food will be provided to judges. If you are interested in judging, please click here and then click on “Judge Information Form.” It only takes a few minutes to fill out!
The Excelsior Springs Cultural Guild is sponsoring Gatsby Days in Excelsior Springs Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th. A list of events can be found here. The Excelsior Spring Cultural Guild provides Art, Music and Theatre Scholarships to graduating students in Excelsior Springs, Lawson and Orrick. For Scholarship Application and details, click here.
The Richmond Mushroom Festival Talent Show is in need of entries. The adult contest/show is 7pm on Friday, May2nd and the two age groups; 12 and under and 13 to 17 years of age, are Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm. Join in the fun and get your act turned in with the entry form attached, or pick up one at the chamber. All participants will receive a gift from Sonic, of Richmond.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH
The Trenton Police Department in partnership with the Green Hills Women’s Shelter is holding the 6th annual Chief’s Tea Party on Friday, April 25th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the First Christian Church Activity Center located at 1700 Princeton Road in Trenton. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the Trenton Police Department, Trenton Hy-Vee, or the NCMY Ketchum Community Center. Please purchase your tickets or RSVP no later than 9 a.m. April 21st. Checks can be made payable to: Green Hills Women’s Shelter. This event is designed t promote public awareness on issues of Domestic Vilence as well as being your opportunity to help support the Green Hills Women’s Shelter, which has battered women’s shelters in Trenton and Cameron.
Warrensburg Main Street has Piccadilly tickets available for the 3rd annual Piccadilly Auction & Gal being held Friday, April 25th at Tuckers, located at 68 SE 180 Rd. in Warrensburg. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Burg Derby” based on the Kentucky Derby. The evening will be full of prizes, fun and a wonderful evening to rase money for Warrensburg Main Street. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Warrensburg Main Street office at 111 N. Holden St. or by calling 660-429-3988 Funds raised will help support downtown clean up and beautification, summer concerts, downtown trick or treat and Dickens Christmas.
SFCC Theatre Arts will present Young Frankenstein at 7:30 p.m. in the Stauffacher Theatre Tickets are $6. Saturday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. will consist of a Dinner Theatre. Tickets are $15 for this night. A Senior Matinee will be held Sunday, April 27th at 2 p.m. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy, based on the Oscar-nominated smash-hit 1974 film. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania,’ ‘He Vas My Boyfriend’ and Irving Berlin’s classic ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz,’, Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment! For more information or to purchase tickets call 660-596-7387.Rated PG13 – Contains sexually suggestive content.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is hosting Discover Nature, Women’s Spring Fling Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27th at Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Centers in Excelsior Springs, Mo.  This workshop is open to women 18-years and older. Girls between the ages of 14 and 17 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult woman participant. The weekend retreat provides a safe and friendly environment where women experience hands-on outdoor skills training with a team of professionals.  Registration is required. For more information please contact Lisa LaCombe at 816-655-6263 x 232 or email: lisa.lacombe@mdc.mo.gov For a look at the weekend schedule and information on lodging and meals, click here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH
The House of Hope and Children Services are hosting a 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, April 26th, on the Richmond Square at Hometown Pizza.  The pre-party starts at 7 p.m. with race to kick-off at 8 p.m. The glow run is a regular 5K run,or walk, OR ZUMBA!!! with the fun element of lighted costumes, glow sticks or what ever your imagination brings. There will be prizes for BEST COSTUME, as well as other surprises. The party like atmosphere includes both an after party, as well as music, games and various party events. You don’t have to run to come, just get your “GLOW ON”, as they say and join the party, but a registration would be appreciated. This is a great way to raise money for all the needs, of House of Hope shelter, for domestic violence and the Children Services.You need to pre register by April 4th in order to receive a t-shirt, but you can sign up right up to the event time. To register in advance, call Chrystal Milligan at 660) 259-4766, or the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, at 776-6916, or drop in the chamber during normal business hours.  Cost is $25 and all funds go to the House of Hope for children services, proving help for people in crisis, for both Ray and Lafayette counties.
State Fair Community College Horticulture Club will kick off their plant and vegetable sale on Monday, March 31st. Plants can be purchased through May during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 3201 W. 16th St in Sedalia. Their located on the southwest corner of the campus and the Greenhouse is behind the Potter Ewing Building. Plants for sale include: hanging baskets, ground covers, garden vegetables, herbs and potting plants. All proceeds from this sale go back into the horticulture department for greenhouse supplies and horticulture student education. For more information please contact Kim Rimel at 660-473-9138
The Polo Masonic Lodge will host a fish fry on Saturday, April 26th from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is free-will donation and everyone is welcome! Proceeds will go to the scholarship and local charity funds.
SFCC Theatre Arts will present Young Frankenstein at 7:30 p.m. in the Stauffacher Theatre Tickets are $6. Saturday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. will consist of a Dinner Theatre. Tickets are $15 for this night. A Senior Matinee will be held Sunday, April 27th at 2 p.m. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy, based on the Oscar-nominated smash-hit 1974 film. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania,’ ‘He Vas My Boyfriend’ and Irving Berlin’s classic ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz,’, Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment! For more information or to purchase tickets call 660-596-7387.Rated PG13 – Contains sexually suggestive content.
The Richmond Mushroom Festival Talent Show is in need of entries. The adult contest/show is 7pm on Friday, May2nd and the two age groups; 12 and under and 13 to 17 years of age, are Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm. Join in the fun and get your act turned in with the entry form attached, or pick up one at the chamber. All participants will receive a gift from Sonic, of Richmond.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH
Care Connection for Aging Services in Lexington is sponsoring a Turkey Luncheon on Sunday, April 27th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Margaret Gray Center. The menu includes: turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and homeade desserts. Entertainment is being provided by Beam & Eads. The cost is $8 for adults and children 6 and under eat for $4.
SFCC Theatre Arts will present a Senior Matinee of their production of Young Frankenstein at 2 p.m. in the Stauffacher Theatre Tickets are $6. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy, based on the Oscar-nominated smash-hit 1974 film. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania,’ ‘He Vas My Boyfriend’ and Irving Berlin’s classic ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz,’, Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment! For more information or to purchase tickets call 660-596-7387.Rated PG13 – Contains sexually suggestive content.
“Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display April 27th to May 10th at the Ray County Courthouse during normal business hours with extended hours during the Mushroom Festival.On April 27th at approximately 2pm, the display is being escorted into Richmond, MO by the Freedom Riders, a motorcycle group consisting of veterans who protect the rights of veterans and their families
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30TH
SFCC Fine and Performing Arts group will perform a Noon Time Recital series on Wednesday, April30th in Stauffacher Room 67. Admission is free.  At noon stop by the Music Arts rehearsal room to enjoy a series of casual concerts by SFCC’s applied instrumental and vocal students. Performances last 30 to 40 minutes and are open to the public.
Trinity Fellowship Center is presenting The Power Team Wednesday, April 30th through Sunday, May 4th at 7 p.m. each night. The cost is a $2 suggested donation at the door. This event will feature the World’s Greatest Exhibition of Power, Strength, Speed, Inspiration and Motivation.
The Richmond Mushroom Festival Talent Show is in need of entries. The adult contest/show is 7pm on Friday, May2nd and the two age groups; 12 and under and 13 to 17 years of age, are Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm. Join in the fun and get your act turned in with the entry form attached, or pick up one at the chamber. All participants will receive a gift from Sonic, of Richmond.
MAY
THURSDAY, MAY 1ST

The 2014 USBCHA National Cattledog Finals is being held May 1st through the 4th at the home of Thad, Kelly, Whitney, and Wyatt Fleming, located at 100 S. Graham St. in Leeton, Missouri 64761 May 1st through the 4th. This is the premier cattle dog trial! Competitors from all around the United States and Canada accompanied by their canine partners converge once a year to test their skills and vie for the title of United States Border Collie Handler’s Association (USBCHA) National Cattledog Finals Open Champion. The USBCHA has crowned a National Cattledog Finals Champion every year since 2001. These events have been very successful due to the support of many volunteers’ and handlers’. The USBCHA Finals are the preeminent herding dog competitions in North America. Please visit www.nationalcattledogfinals.com or call 660.238.0801. For more information about USBCHA visit the website, www.usbcha.com.

The Higginsville Fire Department is requesting help from the chamber community  to purchase 4 sets of firefighting  gear that were ruined in a commercial structure fire at the local John Deere Dealership on March 13th. The business was a total loss and a great economy downfall for the City of Higginsville therefore causing a budget constraint for us to purchase new gear.   The gear in question is soaked in petroleum and oil products and is not safe for the firefighters personal safety, and likely will catch fire on our next call. The cost of the gear is $ 2,000.00 a piece for a total of $8,000 for all 4 sets. We plan to have fundraisers such as a BBQ fundraiser at Walmart on June 7th in conjunction with the city wide garage sale. If any business would like to donate to this cause to help out please contact Grant Oetting at 660-584-7335.

Trinity Fellowship Center is presenting The Power Team Sunday, May 4th at 7 p.m. each night. The cost is a $2 suggested donation at the door. This event will feature the World’s Greatest Exhibition of Power, Strength, Speed, Inspiration and Motivation.

FRIDAY, MAY 2ND

SFCC Music Arts will present Musical Retrospect Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the Stauffacher Theatre. The last concert of the academic year provides SFCC music students a final opportunity to present their talents to the community. Performances will feature the SFCC Jazz Choir, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band as they look back on a year of fine music making. Tickets are $6. For more information or to purchase tickets call 660-596-7387.

“Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display until May 10th at the Ray County Courthouse during normal business hours with extended hours during the Mushroom Festival.

Trinity Fellowship Center is presenting The Power Team Sunday, May 4th at 7 p.m. each night. The cost is a $2 suggested donation at the door. This event will feature the World’s Greatest Exhibition of Power, Strength, Speed, Inspiration and Motivation.

The Richmond Mushroom Festival Talent Show is in need of entries. The adult contest/show is 7pm on Friday, May2nd and the two age groups; 12 and under and 13 to 17 years of age, are Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm. Join in the fun and get your act turned in with the entry form attached, or pick up one at the chamber. All participants will receive a gift from Sonic, of Richmond.

SATURDAY, MAY 3RD
Bothwell Regional Health Center will hold a Safe Sitter babysitting education class from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the Bothwell Education Center, 600 E. 14th Street, Sedalia.
The class is designed to prepare adolescents for babysitting. The curriculum was recently updated to include pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Students also learn about injury management and prevention, childcare essentials, behavior management, the business of babysitting and how to care for a choking child or infant.
Course materials are designed for children ages 11 to 13. Cost is $35, which includes a messenger bag containing babysitting essentials.
Preregistration is required and can be done by calling 660-827-9138 or e-mailing classes@brhc.org. Printable registration forms are available online at www.brhc.org/brhc_education_safesitter. Registration and payment are due by April 23. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.
State Fair Community College Horticulture Club has their plant and vegetable sale going on. Plants can be purchased through May during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 3201 W. 16th St in Sedalia. Their located on the southwest corner of the campus and the Greenhouse is behind the Potter Ewing Building. Plants for sale include: hanging baskets, ground covers, garden vegetables, herbs and potting plants. All proceeds from this sale go back into the horticulture department for greenhouse supplies and horticulture student education. For more information please contact Kim Rimel at 660-473-9138
Odessa Optimist Train will have the Optimist train set up and will be giving rides at the Marceline Model Train Show from 9 am to 4 on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Event at the Walsworth Community Center, 124 E. Ritchie, Marceline, MO
Odessa Optimist Train will have the Optimist train set up and will be giving rides at the Marceline Model Train Show Saturday, May 3rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walsworth Community Center, located at 124 E. Ritchie, Marceline, MO
Osage Beach Premium Outlets® is cordially inviting AAA members to celebrate their membership Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A complimentary VIP Coupon Book, $5 value worth hundreds of dollars in savings, will be given to all AAA members. Gift bags will be offered to the first 50 AAA members each day that visit the Information Center and the AAA Appreciation Days discount sale flyer will be available. Please present a current AAA card at the Information Center, located in the lower plaza in Suite BB11, to receive your VIP Coupon Book, gift bag, and sale flyer.
Osage Beach Premium Outlets is located at 4540 Osage Beach Parkway Suite BB-11, Osage Beach, MO 65065. For more information, please call 573-348-3829
Hamilton United Methodist Church will present Dinner and a Show on Saturday, May 3rd at 6 p.m. The church is located at 104 W. Samuel Street in Hamilton. This will be a family-style dinner followed by entertainment by local teens and young adults. Free will offering for dinner. Love offering for Garrett Durbin’s summer mission trip to Uganda. For more information or to make a reservation please call 816-583-2325
Trinity Fellowship Center is presenting The Power Team Sunday, May 4th at 7 p.m. each night. The cost is a $2 suggested donation at the door. This event will feature the World’s Greatest Exhibition of Power, Strength, Speed, Inspiration and Motivation.
SFCC Music Arts will present Musical Retrospect Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the Stauffacher Theatre. The last concert of the academic year provides SFCC music students a final opportunity to present their talents to the community. Performances will feature the SFCC Jazz Choir, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band as they look back on a year of fine music making. Tickets are $6. For more information or to purchase tickets call 660-596-7387.
Bothwell Regional Health Center will hold a Safe Sitter babysitting education class from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the Bothwell Education Center, 600 E. 14th Street, Sedalia. The class is designed to prepare adolescents for babysitting. The curriculum was recently updated to include pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Students also learn about injury management and prevention, childcare essentials, behavior management, the business of babysitting and how to care for a choking child or infant.  Course materials are designed for children ages 11 to 13. Cost is $35, which includes a messenger bag containing babysitting essentials. Preregistration is required and can be done by calling 660-827-9138 or e-mailing classes@brhc.org.Printable registration forms are available online at www.brhc.org/brhc_education_safesitter. Registration and payment are due by April 23. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.
SUNDAY, MAY 4TH
Osage Beach Premium Outlets® is cordially inviting AAA members to celebrate their membership Sunday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A complimentary VIP Coupon Book, $5 value worth hundreds of dollars in savings, will be given to all AAA members. Gift bags will be offered to the first 50 AAA members each day that visit the Information Center and the AAA Appreciation Days discount sale flyer will be available. Please present a current AAA card at the Information Center, located in the lower plaza in Suite BB11, to receive your VIP Coupon Book, gift bag, and sale flyer.
Osage Beach Premium Outlets is located at 4540 Osage Beach Parkway Suite BB-11, Osage Beach, MO 65065. For more information, please call 573-348-3829
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7TH
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Join the Hamilton United Methodist Church for The Daniel Plan, Wednesdays May 7th through June 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The church is located at 104 W. Samuel St. in Hamilton. The 5 Essentials of faith, food, fitness, friends, and focus provide participants with th etools needed to achieve total (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) health. For more information or to register for the class please call 816-583-2325
Trinity Fellowship Center is presenting The Power Team Sunday, May 4th at 7 p.m. each night. The cost is a $2 suggested donation at the door. This event will feature the World’s Greatest Exhibition of Power, Strength, Speed, Inspiration and Motivation.
“Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display until May 10th at the Ray County Courthouse during normal business hours with extended hours during the Mushroom Festival.
THURSDAY, MAY 8TH
SFCC Theatre Arts will present a Student Theartre Showcase Thursday, May 8th and Friday, May 9th at 7 p.m. in the Thompson O’Sullivan Studio Theatre. Admission is free to this performance. This showcase of 3 one-act plays serves as a hands-on final exam for the program’s directing, acting, and stagecraft and lighting classes. It’s a great opportunity for the community to see the students’ accomplishments, as well as some great performances! For mature audience, please be advised. For more information call 660-596-7387.Rated PG13 – Contains adult content.
The Higginsville Fire Department is requesting help from the chamber community  to purchase 4 sets of firefighting  gear that were ruined in a commercial structure fire at the local John Deere Dealership on March 13th. The business was a total loss and a great economy downfall for the City of Higginsville therefore causing a budget constraint for us to purchase new gear.   The gear in question is soaked in petroleum and oil products and is not safe for the firefighters personal safety, and likely will catch fire on our next call. The cost of the gear is $ 2,000.00 a piece for a total of $8,000 for all 4 sets. We plan to have fundraisers such as a BBQ fundraiser at Walmart on June 7th in conjunction with the city wide garage sale. If any business would like to donate to this cause to help out please contact Grant Oetting at 660-584-7335.
FRIDAY, MAY 9TH
SFCC Theatre Arts will present a Student Theartre Showcase Friday, May 9th at 7 p.m. in the Thompson O’Sullivan Studio Theatre. Admission is free to this performance. This showcase of 3 one-act plays serves as a hands-on final exam for the program’s directing, acting, and stagecraft and lighting classes. It’s a great opportunity for the community to see the students’ accomplishments, as well as some great performances! For mature audience, please be advised. For more information call 660-596-7387.Rated PG13 – Contains adult content.
SATURDAY, MAY 10TH
VFW Post #5675 Mens Auxilary will host the 3rd annual High on the Hog Poker Run for the Vet’s Val Program and VA Home in Warrensburg. All-you-can-eat breakfast will be available at VFW Post #5675 in Odessa from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for $5. Registration and 1st card draw will be at VA Home at 1300 Veterans Rd, Warrensburg, Mo 64093. Registration starts at 10 a.m. First out at 11 a.m., last out at noon. The entry fee is $15 for rider and $10 for your passenger. Cars are welcome! A whole hog dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with winning hands and door prizes being awarded during and after dinner. For more information contact Steve “Beaver” Cummins at 816-392-9135 or Charlie Thompson at 660-909-1159
In honor of National Train Day, The LaPlata Amtrak Depot will be open Saturday, May 10th from 9 a.m. to noon. Free coffee and donuts will be available. A large operating model railroad open for your enjoyment as well as American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation, Operation Lifesaver, Trails and Rails information center. This event is free. Come on out and celebrate or be reminded of the privilege we all have of having passenger rail service in our air.
“Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display until May 10th at the Ray County Courthouse during normal business hours with extended hours during the Mushroom Festival.
MONDAY, MAY 12TH
The Central Missouri Police Academy and the Institute for Public Safety at the University of Central Missouri will offer a new 40-hour Basic Dispatch Certification Training course Monday, May 12th through Friday, May 16 in Dockery 201 on the UCM campus. Course instructors have extensive training in supervising a metro area police communications unit, revising and building in-house training programs, and providing instruction in certified dispatch training. The course, the first of its kind to be offered by the academy, includes two days of practical exercises, providing students with the most realistic training possible.  Cost for the course is $275 per person, or $255 per person for the first 12 registrant prior to April 1. Enrollment may be completed online at MissouriSafetyCenter.com. For more information, contact the Central Missouri Police Academy, 200 Ming St., Warrensburg, Mo. 64093, at 800-801-3588, or 660-543-4090.
THURSDAY, MAY 15TH
The Higginsville Fire Department is requesting help from the chamber community  to purchase 4 sets of firefighting  gear that were ruined in a commercial structure fire at the local John Deere Dealership on March 13th. The business was a total loss and a great economy downfall for the City of Higginsville therefore causing a budget constraint for us to purchase new gear.   The gear in question is soaked in petroleum and oil products and is not safe for the firefighters personal safety, and likely will catch fire on our next call. The cost of the gear is $ 2,000.00 a piece for a total of $8,000 for all 4 sets. We plan to have fundraisers such as a BBQ fundraiser at Walmart on June 7th in conjunction with the city wide garage sale. If any business would like to donate to this cause to help out please contact Grant Oetting at 660-584-7335.
TUESDAY, MAY 20th
Four Seasons In Home Services is offering a number of diabetic nail clinics throughout the year, funded by the Ray County Senior Tax Levy. To receive nail care, you must be 60 years of age or older and a Ray County resident.  If time allows, Ray County seniors not using blood thinners or not diabetic may also have their nails trimmed. Tuesday, May 20th the schedule is as follows:12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lawson United Christian Presbyterian Church Senior Tuesday, 305 E. 4th Street, Lawson. Call 816-396-2991 for more information.
THURSDAY, MAY 22ND
The Higginsville Fire Department is requesting help from the chamber community  to purchase 4 sets of firefighting  gear that were ruined in a commercial structure fire at the local John Deere Dealership on March 13th. The business was a total loss and a great economy downfall for the City of Higginsville therefore causing a budget constraint for us to purchase new gear.   The gear in question is soaked in petroleum and oil products and is not safe for the firefighters personal safety, and likely will catch fire on our next call. The cost of the gear is $ 2,000.00 a piece for a total of $8,000 for all 4 sets. We plan to have fundraisers such as a BBQ fundraiser at Walmart on June 7th in conjunction with the city wide garage sale. If any business would like to donate to this cause to help out please contact Grant Oetting at 660-584-7335.
THURSDAY, MAY 29TH
The Higginsville Fire Department is requesting help from the chamber community  to purchase 4 sets of firefighting  gear that were ruined in a commercial structure fire at the local John Deere Dealership on March 13th. The business was a total loss and a great economy downfall for the City of Higginsville therefore causing a budget constraint for us to purchase new gear.   The gear in question is soaked in petroleum and oil products and is not safe for the firefighters personal safety, and likely will catch fire on our next call. The cost of the gear is $ 2,000.00 a piece for a total of $8,000 for all 4 sets. We plan to have fundraisers such as a BBQ fundraiser at Walmart on June 7th in conjunction with the city wide garage sale. If any business would like to donate to this cause to help out please contact Grant Oetting at 660-584-7335.
JUNE
THURSDAY, JUNE 5TH
The Higginsville Fire Department is requesting help from the chamber community  to purchase 4 sets of firefighting  gear that were ruined in a commercial structure fire at the local John Deere Dealership on March 13th. The business was a total loss and a great economy downfall for the City of Higginsville therefore causing a budget constraint for us to purchase new gear.   The gear in question is soaked in petroleum and oil products and is not safe for the firefighters personal safety, and likely will catch fire on our next call. The cost of the gear is $ 2,000.00 a piece for a total of $8,000 for all 4 sets. We plan to have fundraisers such as a BBQ fundraiser at Walmart on June 7th in conjunction with the city wide garage sale. If any business would like to donate to this cause to help out please contact Grant Oetting at 660-584-7335.
SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH
The Higginsville Fire Department is requesting help from the chamber community  to purchase 4 sets of firefighting  gear that were ruined in a commercial structure fire at the local John Deere Dealership on March 13th. The business was a total loss and a great economy downfall for the City of Higginsville therefore causing a budget constraint for us to purchase new gear.   The gear in question is soaked in petroleum and oil products and is not safe for the firefighters personal safety, and likely will catch fire on our next call. The cost of the gear is $ 2,000.00 a piece for a total of $8,000 for all 4 sets. We plan to have fundraisers such as a BBQ fundraiser at Walmart on June 7th in conjunction with the city wide garage sale. If any business would like to donate to this cause to help out please contact Grant Oetting at 660-584-7335.
SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST
Buckner’s 2nd Annual Smoke Out in the Valley is being held on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd in Downtown Buckner on Hudson Street. Get your entry in early to guarantee a space. For more information or and entry form, please contact Tonia Richardson at 816-699-3454 or email: trichardson1229@embarqmail.com
SUNDAY, JUNE 22ND
Buckner’s 2nd Annual Smoke Out in the Valley is being held on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd in Downtown Buckner on Hudson Street. Get your entry in early to guarantee a space. For more information or and entry form, please contact Tonia Richardson at 816-699-3454 or email: trichardson1229@embarqmail.com
AUGUST
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH
The Shrine Car and Motorcycle Swap Meet is being held Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th at the Lathrop Antique Show Grounds at 2488 SE Hwy 33, Lathrop, Mo. Buyer gates open at 6 a.m. Pre-registered vendors may set-up Friday after 1 p.m. otherwise vendors may register and set up after 5 p.m on Friday. General public admission is a $3 donation per person. Remember, NO DOGS ALLOWED. For more information or to register, contact the Ararat Shrine Business office at 800-211-4120 or 816-923-6220 or visit them online here.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10TH
The Shrine Car and Motorcycle Swap Meet is being held Sunday, August 10th at the Lathrop Antique Show Grounds at 2488 SE Hwy 33, Lathrop, Mo. Buyer gates open at 6 a.m. Pre-registered vendors may set-up Friday after 1 p.m. otherwise vendors may register and set up after 5 p.m on Friday. General public admission is a $3 donation per person. Remember, NO DOGS ALLOWED. For more information or to register, contact the Ararat Shrine Business office at 800-211-4120 or 816-923-6220 or visit them online here.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH
Four Seasons In Home Services is offering a number of diabetic nail clinics throughout the year, funded by the Ray County Senior Tax Levy. To receive nail care, you must be 60 years of age or older and a Ray County resident.  If time allows, Ray County seniors not using blood thinners or not diabetic may also have their nails trimmed.Tuesday, August 12th the schedule is as follows:9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Ray County Senior Center – Eagleton Center at 1015 W. Royle, Richmond. Call 816-470-5808 for more information.12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orrick Community Center–111 E.S. Front Street, Orrick. Call 816-470-5808 for more information.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19th
Four Seasons In Home Services is offering a number of diabetic nail clinics throughout the year, funded by the Ray County Senior Tax Levy. To receive nail care, you must be 60 years of age or older and a Ray County resident.  If time allows, Ray County seniors not using blood thinners or not diabetic may also have their nails trimmed. Tuesday, August 19th the schedule is as follows:12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lawson United Christian Presbyterian Church Senior Tuesday, 305 E. 4th Street, Lawson. Call 816-396-2991 for more information.
NOVEMBER
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
Four Seasons In Home Services is offering a number of diabetic nail clinics throughout the year, funded by the Ray County Senior Tax Levy. To receive nail care, you must be 60 years of age or older and a Ray County resident.  If time allows, Ray County seniors not using blood thinners or not diabetic may also have their nails trimmed. Tuesday, November 11th the schedule is as follows: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Ray County Senior Center – Eagleton Center at 1015 W. Royle, Richmond. Call 816-470-5808 for more information.12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orrick Community Center–111 E.S. Front Street, Orrick. Call 816-470-5808 for more information.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH
Four Seasons In Home Services is offering a number of diabetic nail clinics throughout the year, funded by the Ray County Senior Tax Levy. To receive nail care, you must be 60 years of age or older and a Ray County resident.  If time allows, Ray County seniors not using blood thinners or not diabetic may also have their nails trimmed. Tuesday, November 18th the schedule is as follows:12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lawson United Christian Presbyterian Church Senior Tuesday, 305 E. 4th Street, Lawson. Call 816-396-2991 for more information.

Until Further Notice: (tfn)  Carrollton Area Career Center is offering Community Education Classes  check out the school website at www.trojans.k12.mo.us/cacc for our class listing or to contact the Career Center at 660-542-0000. (tfn)  Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is excited to announce the debut of a new program right here in Carroll County! Supportive Services for Veteran Families. The SSVF Program is designed to provide temporary intervention and short term assistance to veteran families. Basically, this program is for veterans and their families that are either homeless (living on the street, in their car, in a tent, etc.) or in danger of being homeless (behind on their rent and asked to leave their home). The goal of the services is housing stability and to link the veterans with various community resources they may not have been aware of that could benefit their situation. Veterans must be honorably discharged,  have an UN-EDITED copy of their DD Form 214, earn less than 50% of the Area Median Income (which we can figure here at MVCAA), and an eviction notice. (Unless you are already homeless). This is a very intense program because the grant we received only allows us to work with the families for a total of 90 days.This program is also going on in various other counties such as Saline, Chariton, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, and Ray County.  For more information, contact Samantha Schlueter-case manager for the SSVF program in Carroll County at Missouri Valley Community Action Agency located at 16 S. Folger in Carrollton, Mo 64633, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Or call (660)542-0418, or email  schlueters@mvcaa.net (tfn) The Harvesters truck stops in Hardin on every 3rd Wednesday of the month to the Hardin United Methodist Church at 101 NE First Street. The truck is filled with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as bread. There are no income requirements. Food pick-up is from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information contact the Hardin United Methodist Church at 660-398-4532. (tfn) The Downtown Excelsior Springs Partnership has a full slate of Holiday celebrations planned through December. For a complete list of activities, log onto the eschristmas.com website or visit visitesprings.com. (tfn) Veterans and their family members are being reminded to be wary of organizations or unauthorized persons who want to file a claim for veteran’s benefits on your behalf. Reputable Veterans Service Officers have ID badges and offer assistance at NO CHARGE. Be wary of organizations that ask for a fee or percentage of your benefits. For more information contact Wayne Kleinschmidt at 660-359-2078, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. by appointment. (tfn) Ray County Quilt of Valor Sewing Group will meet every 2nd Monday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will gather at 108 Wollard Boulevard in Richmond. For more information, contact Laurel Kindley at (816) 868-5246. (tfn) The current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013 and scores will expire too if the test hasn’t been passed yet. Passing the GED test is a key to opening doors to college, a better job, and the respect you deserve. Green Hills Community Action Agency offers AEL classes in Bethany, Brookfield, Chillicothe, Milan, and Trenton. If interested, please call 855-290-8544 ext. 1024 for dates, times, and locations for these classes. (tfn) High Point Cowboy Church holds services the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7p.m. Come as you are and bring your lawn chair. For questions call Jay (816) 457-9004, Doug (816) 550-3285 or Billy at (816) 868-4653. (tfn) Awana Club, a Christ-centered children’s ministry will run Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. during the school year. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Pastor Matt Goodsell at (660) 238-4341, email pastormatt@embarqmail.com, or visit www.chilhoweebaptistchurch.com. (tfn) The Richmond Police Department is accepting free and anonymous drop-off of unwanted, unused, or expired medications Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No paperwork required. Sponsored by the Ray County Coalition. To get involved in local efforts to reduce substance abuse, or for more information, contact Christal Milligan at (816) 332-3435. (tfn) Community Ministries of Waverly hosts “Supper Out” the second and fourth Tuesday of each month – at a different location each time. Everyone is welcome to the events, which take place from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Donations are accepted but not required. For more information contact the Community Ministries of Waverly. (tfn) VFW Post 4052 in Lexington serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast the 3rd Saturday of the month. Cost is $5 a plate. Net proceeds go to “Lexington Live In Concert.” Everyone is welcome. (tfn) The Crossties Cowboy Church meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Charlie and Karen Giles home (5984 Gillen Road – Odessa, Mo.). Information about Crossties Cowboy Church can be found on their website at crosstiescowboychurch.com. (tfn) The Warrensburg Main Street Board Meeting is held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. The Piccadilly Meeting is every Thursday at 4:00p.m. The Burg fest Meeting will be the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 12:00p.m. The Design Committee is the 2nd Monday of every month at 12:00p.m. The Bar Owners Meeting is the 2nd Monday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Also, the Economic Restructuring Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. for more information on these and many other Warrensburg Main Street gatherings log on to http://www.warrensburgmainstreet.com/

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