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.

Annual Electronic Collection Disposal Event

Help protect our environment and save landfill space by properly disposing of your old computers, televisions, and other electronics. The annual Electronic Collection Event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16, in the parking area at The Family Center at Mill-Walk Mall, Harrisonville. Items accepted at no charge include computer towers, keyboards, printers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, landline phones, VCR/DVD players, gaming systems, radios, and more. There are fees charged for items that require special handling: $20 for each LCD or plasma TV or monitor, $25 each for CRT TVs under 26 inches (diagonal), $25 for each rear projection TV and CRT monitor, and $30 for each CRT TV over 26 inches. 

These items will not be accepted: CDs, floppy disks, flash drives, VCR tapes, ink or toner cartridges, alkaline batteries, batteries for power tools, and light bulbs.

System Meltdown, the Ray-Pec High School Robotics Team, will be on hand to help unload electronics. Donations gladly accepted. Read more: Event flyer

Playing for Something Bigger
RPEMS Chipotle

Chipotle Fundraiser

Eat at Chipotle in Belton between 5 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, and 33 percent of your total will benefit the Ray-Pec East Middle School PTA. Bring in the flyer, show it on your phone, or tell the cashier that you are supporting the East Middle School PTA cause. If you order online, use code 30XA42N before checkout in the “promo” field.

Youth Wrestling sign-ups

The Ray-Pec Youth Wrestling Club is starting registration for the 2021-2022 season.  Any boy or girl (ages 5-14) interested can sign-up here: 

Mizzou National Champion and Ray-Pec Alumni Mark Ellis is joining the staff.  All registration fees will include your required USAWrestling Insurance card and shirt/short combo. If you have any questions contact or Head Wrestling Coach Brett Barbarick at

Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 26

Mark your calendar for the Ray-Pec High School Trunk-or-Treat event. It is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the parking lot behind Ray-Pec South Middle School. 

Admission is a canned good or nonperishable food item per child participating. This annual event is sponsored by the RPHS Student Senate and other groups from the high school, middle school, and community organizations. 

Trunk or Treat 2021

Drive Thru Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 27

Families are invited to a Drive Thru Trunk-or-Treat event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Peculiar United Methodist Church, 20521 S. School Rd. This is a fun-filled, socially-distanced event where kids can show off their costumes and receive treats from trunks. The church will also hand out bags of kid-friendly, non-perishable food for families while supplies last.

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Harvest Moon Festival updated for kids
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 VFW Scholarships

The National Veterans of Foreign Wars is offering scholarships for High school age students (VOICE OF DEMOCRACY) and Middle School (PATRIOT PEN).  This includes home school students. The rules and themes are listed on our website here.

Completed applications and documents must be submitted by Oct 29 to allow for local judging before forwarding for district judging.

Completed material should be sent to:
Norma Baldridge
Scholarship Chairperson
19110 S Hickory Grove Rd
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
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North Cass Competitive Soccer

BSA - Girl Troop 7032

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

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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

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.

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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