Author Nancy Pickard coming to Raymore
Cass County Friends of the Library , which organized earlier this year to promote and advocate for the Cass County public library system by supporting programs and events that enhance the mission of the public library, is celebrating National Friends of the Library Week on Oct. 15-21.
As part of the festivities, Cass County Friends of the Library will host best-selling mystery author, Nancy Pickard, for a free event at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Centerview on Municipal Circle in Raymore.
Pickard has won five Macavity Awards, four Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, and a Shamus Award for her mystery writing during her career.
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The event is open to the public. For more information about the Cass County Public Library, visit www.casscolibrary.org.
Belton Aldi to re-open in November
The remodeled Aldi store at 1011 E. North Ave. in Belton is scheduled to re-open Nov. 1.
Aldi announced recently that its stores in Kansas City would undergo renovations as part of the company’s nationwide plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 of its stores by 2020. The company said in a statement that more than $30 million was dedicated to enhancing 20 stores in the Kansas City area.
The remodeled stores feature a modernized design with open ceilings, natural lighting, and environmentally friendly building materials.
The company also said it’s looking to deliver on its customers’ desire “for a modern and convenient shopping experience with a focus on fresh items, including more robust produce, dairy and bakery sections.”
MO Quail Forever visits D.C.
Members of MO Quail Forever recently visited Washington D.C. to advocate for Farm Bill Conservation Programs.
During the visit, John Wallace and Glenn Coleman, a volunteer and farmer from Peculiar, met with Congressional members and USDA program officials. The members said one of the purposes of the trip was to push for an increase in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
“In Cass County and beyond there is high demand for the program from farmers and landowners,” Coleman said in a statement. “In fact, over 2,600 offers were made for 121,000 acres during the last sign-up period that took place from December 2015-February 2016, and only 18 percent were accepted. I’ve been involved in CRP since the beginning and we have never seen this low of acceptance rate.”
The group also announced that the 25th annual West Central MO Quail Forever banquet is scheduled March 3, 2018, in Harrisonville.
For more information about the banquet and the local Quail Forever chapter, contact Glenn Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harrisonville Rotary Club plants 50 trees at City Park
The Harrisonville Rotary Club, in partnership with Harrisonville Parks and Recreation, planted 50 trees Oct. 11 in Harrisonville City Park.
The trees were provided through a tree grant by the Forest ReLeaf of Missouri “Project CommuniTree Program.”
The tree-planting event, which placed trees along both sides of the walking trail in City Park, comes after Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley challenged Rotarians around the world to plant a tree by Earth Day 2018.