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Welcome New Nurse
Samuel Rodgers Health Center
811 A South Business 13 Hwy, Lexington, Missouri (Inside the 4-Life Center)
Thursday, April 24th
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

You’re invited to a celebration to welcome our new Nurse Practitioner, Tina Moore, to
the Lexington Community. Come meet all of our health care providers and staff and tour
our Health Center.  Refreshments will be provided. Please respond by April 18th, 2014,
to Brenda Lierman at 816-854-0528.

Bus Trip to see Jonah at Sight & Sound Theatres
In Branson, Missouri from Richmond, Missouri
April 26th
Bus leaves 8:30 a.m. Coming Home Same Day

Join us for a relaxing day trip to Branson Missouri to see Jonah at the Sight and Sound Theatre.  Bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Richmond, Missouri and return to Richmond after the show on the same day, stopping to eat at Lamberts on your own. Adult ticket prices for whole trip is $100, children ages 3-12 $75, children ages 13-18 will be $80. A $50 non-refundable payment due March 22, (contact for special arrangements).  Final payment is due April 12th 2014.  This is being put together by Movement for Change Church in Richmond, Missouri and all are welcome to join in. For more information call (816)-529-9351.

Prom Fundraiser for Class of 2015
St. Paul Lutheran High School Gym
205 South Main, Concordia, Missouri
Saturday, April 26th
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran High School will host a Craft Vendor Fair including approximately 20 vendors along with a Silent Auction and Bake Sale to benefit the class of 2014’s Prom and activities surrounding their Senior expenses. There will be concessions on sight and children’s games so parents can shop while their children play.  Donations are currently being accepted for the silent auction. For additional information you may contact Mary Anderson at 660-463-2146 or 816-263-2551.

Hometown Pizza on the Square
106 West North Main, Richmond, MO
Saturday, April 26th 
7:00 p.m. Registration & Pre-Party

Richmond Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk or Zumba event to benefit the House of Hope and Children’s Services on April 26th.   The race will begin at 8:00 p.m. There is a registration fee of $25.00 and there will be an After Party  with a DJ, Awards, Food & Fun.  For more information you may call the Richmond Chamber of Commerce at 816-776-6916 or Christal Milligan at 660-259-4766 or 816-332-3435.

Memorial Photo Display
Ray County Courthouse
100 West Main Street, Richmond, Missouri
Sunday, April 27th
2:00 p.m.

The Memorial Photo Display of the 140 Missouri Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars will arrive on April 27th escorted by the Freedom Riders, the Patriot Guard, the American Legion Riders, and the Richmond Police Department. A ceremony honoring the arrival of the Display will feature speakers including Senator David Pearce, Representative Joe Don McGaugh and Military Representatives.

 The display will remain until May 10th and will be available for viewing inside the Courthouse during business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the Mushroom Festival May 2nd and 3rd the hours for viewing will be extended from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. On May 3rd there will be a ceremony honoring the Families of the Fallen and local Veteran’s at the Mushroom Festival Grandstand at 3:00 p.m.

Richmond Bible Conference “Send the Light”
Richmond City Hall Gymnasium
205 Summit Street, Richmond, Missouri
Sunday, April 27th through Wednesday, April 30th
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Evening devotion at 7:00 p.m.

Each year in Richmond, people of all ages, from 5 to 85, and from upwards of 20 different churches in this community come together at the city hall gymnasium to put together Bibles from scriptures printed by a church in Milford, Ohio called “Bearing Precious Seed”. During these four days printed “signatures” are rolled, collated, bound, cut and packed in boxes to be sent to people around the world who have no bibles. This year the Bibles will be sent to the people of Africa. It’s always a lot of fun, and everyone is invited. Whether you can give one hour, two hours, or all day, your help will be appreciated.

National Day of Prayer
Ray County Court House
100 West Main Street, Richmond, Missouri
Thursday, May 1st
Noon and 6:30 p.m.

Gather with us, Thursday May 1st at both noon and 6:30 p.m. inside the Ray County Courthouse to unite in prayer for our Great Nation. The theme for 2014 is “One Voice, United in Prayer” and the scripture reminding us of this is Romans 15:6 “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  After the 6:30 p.m. session a Christian Concert outside the Courthouse with bleacher seating will begin at 7:00 p.m. featuring “Itza God Thing”.  Additional information may be obtained by going to www.National Day of  You may also find Ray County National Day of Prayer on Facebook.

Preferred Hospice
601 South 13 Highway, Lexington, MO
Saturday, May 3rd
2:00 p.m.

Preferred Hospice will host Grief & Loss Sessions beginning Saturday, May 3rd and each Saturday through July 12th.  Each week there will be a different topic for discussion.  Examples include “Understanding the Grief Process, Benefits of Group Support, Children and Grief, Grief and Spirituality, Celebrating Holidays and Anniversaries, and Putting Life Back Together.  There is no age limit and no cost to attend.  For further information you may contact 660-259-9161.

American Classic Concert
Uptown Theatre
3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, June 22nd
7:00 p.m.

Sherpa Concerts presents Don Williams. There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With a warm hickory baritone that balances strength with a gentle concern, he draws his listener into the intimate world of an old friend, someone who cares deeply about you and the quality of your life. . . . and who will always offer a hand when you need it. Enlisting the help of his accomplished road band, Williams creates the kind of music that speaks to everyone.  Tickets are on sale Friday, February 28th at 10:00 a.m.  for  $35.00, $49.50 and $65.00 and are available at, by phone at 866-448-7849 or at the Uptown Theatre Box Office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. All ticket levels increase $2.00 the day of the show.


Ongoing Events

Dave Ramsey’s Journey to Financial Peace University
Pisgah Baptist Church
112 Pisgah Drive, Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Sundays, Beginning February 9th – a 9 week course
From 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The cost for the 9 week video course is $90 per person or per couple.  For more information call Pisgah Baptist Church at (816)-630-5121.

2014 Diabetic Nail Clinics
Offered by Four Seasons In Home Services
At locations and times listed below:

Ray County Senior Center
1015 West Royle, Richmond, Mo.
Feb. 11, May 13, Aug. 12 and Nov. 11
9:00  a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
For more information call 816-470-5808

Orrick Community Center
111 E. S. Front Street, Orrick, Mo.
Feb. 11, May 13, Aug 12 and Nov. 11
12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
For more information call 816-470-5808

Lawson United Christian Presbyterian Church - Senior Tuesday
305 E. 4th Street, Lawson, Mo.
Feb. 18, May 20, Aug 19 and Nov. 18
12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
For more information call 816-396-2991

Tor 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.

Free Clothes Closet for Those in Need
Richmond First Church of God
606 South Camden Street, Richmond, Missouri
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Free clothing for those in need or you can donate articles of clothing in good shape, especially children’s clothing and winter coats, hats, gloves, etc. Call the church at (816)-776-5901 with questions or email

Farris Concert Season 2013 - 2014
Farris Theatre
301 West Main, Richmond, Missouri
Shows and times listed below:

Ragtime Pianist
Bob Milne
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Gospel Singer & Songwriter
Don Francisco
Saturday, April 27th, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Season Tickets will be $40.00. Individual tickets are $12.00 in advance and tickets at the door will be $14.00. Reserved seating tickets are available at the Farris Box Office or by phone at (816) 776-6684. For more information:

Celebrate Recovery
First Baptist Church
100 W. OO Highway, Odessa, Missouri
Every Thursday Night
7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-Step Program for anyone with a hurt, habit or hang-up. Call 816-633-5535 for more information.


2013 Free Nail Clinics for Ray County Seniors

Ray County Senior Center
1015 W Royal Street, Richmond, Missouri
May 14th- 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
August 13th - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
November 12th - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Contact Pat Mills at 816-470-5808

Orrick Senior Housing
403 Adams Street, Orrick, Missouri
May 14th - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
August 13th - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
November 12th - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Contact Karla Waters at 816-509-2237 or 816-770-5562

Lawson Senior Tuesday
United Christian Presbyterian Church
4th & Ingles, Lawson, Missouri
May 21st - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
August 20th - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
November 19th - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Contact Sharon at 816-716-7422 or 816-296-3314

Grief Seminar
Calvary Baptist Church
Junction Highways 170 & 131
Odessa, Missouri
Starting Thursday, January 17th for 13 weeks
7:00 p.m.

The leader of the Grief Seminar is Fred Wilson. If  you have lost someone you love, recently or years ago, this seminar is planned to help you in your grief.

Workshops Open to Seniors and Caregivers
Ray County Senior Center
1015 West Royle Street, Richmond, Missouri
Dates for various presentations listed below
Time of each presentation: 10:00 a.m.

April 23rd, 2013 - Test Your Balance on the Biosway
May 21st, 2013 - Your Choice

If you have questions, call the Ray County Senior Center at 816-470-5808 or Rachel White at Integrity Home Care at 816-254-3131.

Cowboy Church
High Point Arena
6338 S.E. Highway 33, Holt, Missouri
Second and Fourth Thursday of the month
7:00 p.m.

Bring lawn chairs.

Hints and Hope Series
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
1600 North 291 Highway (I-35 & 291), Liberty, Missouri
Support Group meets every 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesday
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This support group deals with anxiety/depression/bipolar disorders. An educational workshop is the 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

People Needed to Hold Signs
Planned Parenthood
435 and Roe in Overland Park, Kansas
Every Monday through Saturday during business hours
People Stay and Pray much longer in the day.

Your presence and prayers can save lives!Mothers headed into abortion centers have changed their minds and chosen life for their children simply because there were people standing outside praying. Please join us to pray in front of Planned Parenthood Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to be present in prayer every hour they are open killing babies. Planned Parenthood is located at 4401 W 109th St, Overland Park, Kansas. For their hours and to sign up to pray, please visit With questions, please email or call 816-223-0035.

Harvester’s Food Agency
Fleming Baptist Church
36956 Church Street, Orrick, Missouri
Every 1st Wednesday each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Every 3rd Wednesday each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

More folks are finding it harder to put food on their tables. At Fleming Baptist Church they believe those circumstances create an open door for ministry allowing them to serve our Lord and community through becoming an agency for Harvesters Food Service. Fleming Baptist Church will begin distributing free food to those in need for the following towns: Orrick, Camden, Fleming, Henrietta, and Richmond, MO.  Harvester’s guidelines require that you have proof of residence. Food will be distributed twice per month on the first and third Wednesdays. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every first Wednesday, then again on the third Wednesday of each month, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There is a cost for the church to purchase the food for distribution. Any food or financial donation will be greatly appreciated. Any donations go specifically for providing free food to those in need. Call Pastor Fred Kelley at (816)-776-7625 with questions or for directions or e-mail

Brotherhood Breakfast
Henrietta First Baptist Church
100 West 6th Street in Henrietta, Missouri
8:00 a.m. Every Second Saturday

Open invitation to men of different denominations or same for a Brotherhood Breakfast at Henrietta First Baptist Church. This is the second Saturday every month, breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. and after breakfast will be a different speaker every month speaking on a different, yet relevant issue. Free will donation to offset food cost. Call Bobby Deam for more information at (816)-776-6705 .

Free Pregnancy Tests
The Crisis Pregnancy Center
106 West Broadway,
Excelsior Springs,
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday

No appointment is needed. You can call the Pregnancy Center at (816)-637-7700 or if you need to you can call Debbie at home. Her phone number is (816)-580-7074.


Missouri’s Senators


Contact information for Senator Roy Blunt (R)

B40C Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
DC Phone: 202-224-5721

Contact Information for Senator Claire McCaskill (D):

United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6154
FAX (202) 228-6326
Web Site:

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