Harrisonville Rotary Club donates to city parks
The Harrisonville Rotary Club presented a check this month for more than $6,000 to the Harrisonville Parks and Recreation Department to upgrade parts of North Park and City Park for people with disabilities.
The funds were raised during the annual Rotary Raffle this summer.
The Rotary Club previously has provided funding for the playground area at City Park. The funds were used to buy a swing and sand table.
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The funds donated this month will help with mulching the area and purchasing additional equipment.
POW/MIA ceremony set Saturday
Belton’s annual POW/MIA Ceremony of Remembrance is scheduled 11 a.m. Saturday at Belton Memorial Park.
The ceremony, which is hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 804, is open to the public.
Belton Mayor Jeff Davis is expected to join the local chapter of the Air Force Sergeants Association on Saturday during the ceremony in remembering captured and missing war heroes from the United States.
Belton promotes Yatsook to lead economic development
The city of Belton recently promoted Carolyn Yatsook to director of economic development. Yatsook had served the city’s economic development specialist.
Belton City Manager Alexa Barton made the announcement Sept. 6. Barton said Yatsook has played a key role in recent economic development initiatives — including Belton Gateway, Markey Business Park, and the North Scott Corridor redevelopment plan.
“As a longtime Cass County resident, Carolyn brings a winning combination of hometown pride and working knowledge of the Belton community to her new role leading the city’s economic development department,” Barton said.
As director of economic development, the city said Yatsook will focus on business expansion and recruitment, with an added focus on attracting light manufacturers that offer high-paying jobs. With the 155th Street interchange expected to open in December, Yatsook will also work with planning and zoning, as well as codes enforcement, to ensure redevelopment of the North Scott corridor on the north side of Belton.
Yatsook replaces Jay Leipzig, who resigned earlier this month.
Extension office offering classes on food preservation
The University of Missouri Extension office in Cass County is inviting the public to take classes on how to preserve food.
Three sessions will be offered at 504 W. Wall St. in Harrisonville. The classes are 9-11 a.m. Oct. 7, Nov. 11 and Dec. 2.
The first class on Oct. 7 will be on making and preserving salsa.
The cost to participate is $15 per session, or $40 to attend all three sessions.
The registration deadline is the Thursday before each Saturday session.
For more information, contact Tammy Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-380-8460.