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If you would like to submit an event for the Community Calendar

please email the information to events@kmzu.com, fax it to (660) 542-0420,

or mail it to: 102 N. Mason • Carrollton, MO 64633

Please send submissions two weeks before event to ensure they are included on the calendar.

JUNE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18TH
Harvester’s Mobile Food Pantry will be delivering to Hardin United Methodist Church in Hardin, Missouri. Distribution will be on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 p.m.
For information or questions please call 660-398-4532
!!TFN!! A yearling Black Heiffer escaped from her pasture on Highway 11, about 4 miles north of Brunswick, Tuesday 06/17/14. It has a white bag, belongs to Mark Meller. If you know the whereabouts of this heifer please contact Mr. Meller at 573-424-1253.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19TH
The McCullough Cemetery Annual Meeting will be held on July 19, 2014 at 10 am. The meeting will be hosted at Sherry’s Restaurant in beautiful Downtown Brunswick, MO. All friends and families are welcome to meet and discuss cemetery operations, maintenance and as always a little history, genealogy and just plain old visiting.
FRIDAY, JUNE 20TH
The Hamilton United Methodist Church Family Life Center at 104 W Samuel St. is hosting a blood drive from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 20th. To make an appointment go online to esavealifenow.org and use sponsor code HAMILAREA. You may also contact Lisa Morris at (816) 583-2325.
Annual Odessa Rodeo June 20 & 21 at Dyer Park in Odessa. Mutton Bustin’ starts at 7 each night and Rodeo starts at 8.
SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST
Come Join the FUN as we Run and Walk in the 2014 Blue Ribbon 4K in Richmond to support the Ray County Fair. The distance of a 4K is approximately 2.6miles. Runners or walkers will start at the Ray County Fair Grounds on West Royle Street on Saturday June 21 at 8:30 a.m. you can pre-register by mailing in the forms to 16459 Highway A, Norborne, MO  64668. Forms can be picked up at the USDA Service Center-FSA office in Richmond or they can be e-mailed prior to June 06. The fee is $20 with pre-registration by June 6th and $25 from June 7th to the day of the event. Pre-registration will guarantee a shirt the day of the event, Registration the day of event will NOT guarantee shirt availability. Sponsored by the Central 4-H and Millville 4-H Clubs of Ray County with proceeds donated to The Ray County Fair, 4-H and FFA activities. For more information contact Amanda Wollard with the Ray/Clay County FSA
at 816-776-5861 Ext. 2.
On Saturday, June 21, the Sweet Springs Bridle and Saddle Club will host a Trail Ride and Cookout.  The location is the Hawkins Farm just west of Sweet Springs off Augusta Road south of Old 40 Hwy (Sweet Springs I-70 exit 66, then west).  The ride will include wooded lanes and prairie fields with no fence or water crossings.  Trail ride begins at 10:00 am and will conclude at 3:00 pm.  We will have a campfire cookout lunch for riders and non-riders alike.  There is plenty of secure and easy access parking.  See event flier for details.  Or, log onto our Facebook Page.
Lafayette County Juneteenth Celebration will be Saturday, June 21 at the Fairground Park in Higginsville, MO from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This is a free family-oriented event that has been held annually since 2005.  The 4-H building is the location for exhibits and presentations.  Exhibits are open at 10 am to 4:30 pm. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery.  June 19, 1865, union soldiers, led by General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with 2000 Federal troops to issue the order that the Civil War had ended and that all slaves were free.  This was two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that had become official on January 1, 1863. For more information contact Arron Haynes at 816-419-3704.
The Refuge Youth Group will be selling Tenderloin Meals (sandwich, curly fries, and a drink) for $8, and our Infamous Funnel Cakes for $5 this Saturday, June 21st, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the H&R Block parking lot at 220 N Washington St, Chillicothe, MO. Al la carte items available.  All proceeds and donations will be going to send youth from the area community to PEAK 2014, a 3-day youth conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
There will be a HUGE Event at the Johnson County Fairgrounds Saturday, June 21st 4 miles west of Warrensburg on 50 Highway. All proceeds will benefit the Shippy Ball league. This is a fundraiser with activities for everyone, including a little bit of Vegas like action. There will be Family Fun from 5-7 p.m. with a Raffle and Silent Auction between 7-8 p.m. Food will include pulled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs with meal deals that come with sides and a drink. There will also be a variety of kid’s games too. Then starting at nine the big dog fun begins. To find out the details of the featured event call 660-238-3595.
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
Lafayette County Habitat for Humanity will hold the 13th Annual Cannon Ball 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, June 21, in Lexington. The USATF Certified course will start off in front of the courthouse at 7:30 AM.  Pre-registration is not required but to ensure receipt of a race day T-shirt, entry forms must be received by June 6th.  Forms can be obtained by emailing LAFCOHFH@yahoo.com or by calling Rachael Begemann of Lexington, the Race Director, at 816-695-6495.  Any business or individual wishing to help sponsor the race and contribute a minimum of $250 will have their name printed on the Race T-shirt given to participants.  Contact Don Smith, of Higginsville or Virginia Droege, of Concordia to make a contribution by the deadline of May 27.
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
(TFN)Vacation Bible School with the theme “Weird Animals” will be at St. Luke Church at 700 W Hwy 224, Wellington, Mo. Monday through Friday, June 23 – 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. each day. This is for all children, ages 3 years to 6th grade. This is a free event, there are no fees involved to attend.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25TH
The Hardin Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will have food distribution and pick up for preregistered Hardin School District Families (This includes Stet) on Wednesday, June 25th  from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. at the Hardin United Methodist Church. For more information or to register please
call 660-398-4532.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
Dr. Zafir Hawa, MD, Cardiologist Meritas Health Cardiology with North Kansas City Hospital will talk about what you need to know to be able to survive a heart attack Thursday June 26th at The View at Briarcliff in Courtyard by Marriott, Briarcliff Village: 4000 N. Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116. Chances are good that you or someone you know will suffer a heart attack. Are you prepared to take action? The first few minutes are critical! Hawa will answer questions such as: Do you take aspirin? When do you call 911? What are the symptoms for men and women? Register by June 19th, 2014 to reserve your complimentary lunch at nkch.org/HeartLunch or call 816-691-1690.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27TH
Annual Holden Rodeo June 27 & 28, 2014 8 p.m. each night
The American Legion will hold a fish fry with fish, beans, hushpuppies, coleslaw & drinks on Friday, June 27th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ray County Veterans Building 312 Clark St. Richmond, Mo. The Fireworks stand will open at 9 a.m. that morning.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28TH
The Norborne Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual 4th of July celebration on June 28th. Smoked pork chop dinner with two sides and a drink for $10 will be served at the Goppert Center, 201 S Pine St Norborne, MO, 64668 starting at 5pm.  Fireworks will start at dark on the school grounds. For more information contact Ryan Miller 660-322-0133.
JULY
JULY 19TH
The McCullough Cemetery Annual Meeting will be held on July 19, 2014 at 10 am. The meeting will be hosted at Sherry’s Restaurant in beautiful Downtown Brunswick, MO. All friends and families are welcome to meet and discuss cemetery operations, maintenance and as always a little history, genealogy and just plain old visiting.
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:

The Richmond Shrine Club will be selling Vidalia Onions 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily at Orschelns and Alvins Heating & Cooling.  And on Saturday and Sunday at Walmart parking lot. Onions are 10 pounds for $10.00.

(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/