Category: Living

Put Thanksgiving Lessons to Work in Your Financial Plans

Edward Jones

Submitted by Mark Sandy Thanksgiving is almost here. Over the years, this holiday has taken on a variety of meanings, most of them centered on family, caring and sharing. You can carry these same values past Thanksgiving into your daily life – and you can certainly incorporate them into your financial strategies for taking care…

RCIFA: Changing Seasons and Lives

Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance

The season is changing, and we are anticipating Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I am hoping that now that elections are over, we can focus on what the coming holidays represent for all people, all over the world.  The Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance is focusing on family, togetherness and peace for all, regardless who you are,…

Obit: Robert Earl Woodworth

Robert Earl Woodworth, 76, Kansas City, Mo, passed away November 16, 2016 at Indian Creek Nursing Center in Overland Park, Ks.  A military graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Missouri State Cemetery in Higginsville, 20109 Business Highway 13, Higginsville, Mo.  Robert is survived by his wife Dee of…

Obit: Betty Lou (Stricklen) Hobbs-Hayward

Betty Lou (Stricklen) Hobbs-Hayward, 83 of Raytown, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Wilshire of Lakewood Care Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.  Funeral services…

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

By Jacqui Duran Our family dinner table deserves delicious food.  Food that we can have a conversation over. We can share our day over, we can talk about things important to us, and take advantage of our time together.  All around the world with so many different cultures, traditions, and lifestyles … one thing we…

RRT & SPA Thanksgiving Event

It’s time for the RRT & SPA Thanksgiving dinner at Raytown Christian Church located at 6108 Blue Ridge Blvd. on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $15.00 per person.  Reservations are required. Mail your check to RRT & SPA, P.O. Box 16951, Raytown, MO, 64133.  You can also RSVP by Nov. 4…

LCCC Fall Festival, Oct. 30

Life Changers Christian Center will host its Fall Festival on Oct. 30 starting with worship at 10:15 a.m. at 6420 Raytown Trafficway.  Festivities start at 12:30 p.m. for a family fun day for all ages includes s’mores, chili dogs, games, candy and more.  The public is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Investors Should Avoid “Great Expectations”

Edward Jones

Submitted by Kevin Carpenter Apart from death and taxes, few events in our world are consistently predictable – and investment returns are definitely not one of them. What can you, as an individual investor, do to cope with the ups and downs of the financial markets and make progress toward your long-term goals? To begin…

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms

By Jacqui Duran This time of year I when we gather together with friends and family for many different holidays and celebrations.  Normally food is involved and we tend to always end up asking ourselves, ‘what should I bring?’  I am going to give you some inspiration for every single celebration you are invited to…

Fabulous Fall

Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance

Weather is an interesting thing. It is always there, changes often, sometimes it’s beautiful and then there are times when it difficult or possibly dangerous. This season is colorful, and there is beauty all around us, we just need to pay attention to what is around us. The colors of fall are special and often…

Delicious Deviled Eggs

Delicious deviled eggs

By Jacqui Duran For most of us, the holidays are filled with lots of running around, lots of wrapping, get togethers with friends and family and eating large, delicious meals together. I love it. The holidays hold personal meaning for me and so I’m that person. You know, THAT person who feels they need to…

It’s National Save for Retirement Week – So Take Action

Edward Jones

Submitted by George Koepp Congress has dedicated the third week of October as National Save for Retirement Week. Clearly, the government feels the need to urge people to do a better job of preparing for retirement. Are you doing all you can? Many of your peers aren’t – or at least they think they aren’t.…

Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna

By Jacqui Duran I absolutely love a family dinner that involves digging into a big, cheesy, meaty family dinner.  This weekend I wanted to have a good dinner with my family after a long week.  Thus … homemade, lasagna.  Most times when you think of a family-size lasagna you start to think that it’s going…

Salisbury Meatballs and Rice

By Jacqui Duran We are officially in the comfort food season.  And this calls for one of the most delicious, satisfying, and easy to make dinners you will ever find.  Not to mention, the whole family will enjoy it. I have to give credit to my son for this recipe because he was the one…

A Conversation on Race: What Do We Do Next?

By Pat Jackson,pastor of Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church and president of the Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance On Aug. 29, 2016, six people who are deeply committed to the Raytown community gathered at Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church to hold a round-table discussion on race.  Organized by the Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance, the purpose of the round…

Vote for Smart Investment Moves

Edward Jones

Submitted by Mark Sandy The presidential election is little more than a month away. Like all elections, this one has generated considerable interest, and, as a citizen, you may well be following it closely. But as an investor, how much should you be concerned about the outcome? Probably not as much as you might think.…

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

By Jacqui Duran I don’t know about you guys, but I love a good soup.  Especially an easy soup that I can whip up in 30 minutes and make it taste like it’s been cooking all day.  This is also known as the Magical Mom Ability. My Taco Soup is a super simple recipe that you…

Double Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Are you a fan of pumpkin-anything in the Fall?  I definitely am, and shamelessly so.  Most certainly to the annoyance of my husband, who declares anything that has the word pumpkin in it is something I will eat or buy.  I can’t say he’s wrong.  I’m guilty of the pumpkin obsession come September every single…

Shared Ministry Installation

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 9349 E. 65th St. in Raytown, will celebrate the installation of The Rev. Orin Cummings in a special service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. Orin also is the pastor at Blue Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church in Raytown. This is the first shared ministry for the Diocese of West Missouri. The service will include Bishop Marty Field…

Hope, Healing and Unity in Community

RCIFA logo

By Larry Cleveland, RCIFA treasurer Many of us seeing or listening to the news these days can likely agree that the world has become a place of discord, hate and violence.  Even our community of Raytown has had enough incidents to perhaps make us feel uncomfortable.  We may feel powerless to change this hostile environment…