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Ruskin Heights Community News is printed weekly to keep members up to date.  The following Advocate articles are presented unedited as should have appeared in the Jackson County Advocate. Sometimes they are printed abridged so full information is available online.

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JULY 24

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Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 24, 2009
AUGUST
  4-Day Time Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, On Kingdom Mountain by Howard Frank Mosher.
  8- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
10-Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth.
11- Ruskin Heig hts Homes Association, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
13- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Chase by Clive Cussler.
22- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
26- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.
 
 
    Our local food pantry, CAC, is in need of school supplies. Other personal products are always needed. As always any donations are appreciated.
 
   Weatherization, Paint and Minor Home Repair Grant  appli cations are available through the City. Call the Ruskin Heights Office to be income qualified. Call 761-6050.
 
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. EARLY BULKY and any other debris at the curb or on the side of your house is not allowed. Two household bags of trash per week with recycling are allowed.
 
      Any anonymous complaints to the Office need to be signed and have a phone number. We will keep the info confidential and report it to the right people.
 
   We have lots of Community Service projects on the drawing board and there will be something for every skill level and weather. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We would like to Thank Lydia Pearce for her=2 0donation of water, Katherine & James  Hoelzel for the juice, treats and ice. Goldie Wilder for her donation of plastic bags. We are always in need of heavy plastic bags and water. Leaders that showed up for Sat July 25 were……. Jerry Mitchell, Marianne Melina, Kathy Alivernia, LaReita Boyer, Goldie Wilder, Tim and April Cushing. Our next weekend will be Aug 8.
    RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com   Our Board of Director Meetings are always the second Tuesday of every month at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Aug 11.  
A clear conscience is a soft pillow.
                          April Cushing

JULY 17

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 17, 2009
 
July
20-24 Office Closed.
25- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
27- SMA-CCO, St Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
 
AUGUST
  4-Day Time Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, On Kingdom Mountain by Howard Frank Mosher.
  8- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
10-Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth.
11- Ruskin Heights Homes Association, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
13- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Chase by Clive Cussler.
22- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
26- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.
 
 
    Our local food pantry, CAC, is in need of canned meats and tuna, cleaning supplies and of course personal hygiene items to include laundry soap. School supplies are also needed before school begins soon. As always any donations are appreciated.
 
   Weatherization, Paint and Minor Home Repair  applications are available through the Ruskin Heights Office. To be income qualified Call 761-6050.
 
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. USE Paper bags for lawn debris when you have a Service to pick them up. EARLY BULKY and yard debris still at the curb or on the side of your house is not allowed. Two household bags of trash per week with recycling are allowed. As a Home Association we will not tolerate the mentality of just putting items or move-outs at the curb and it will disappear. Those days are gone.
 
      Any anonymous complaints to the Office need to be signed and have a phone number. We will keep the info confidential and report it to the right people.
 
   We have lots of Community Service projects on the drawing board and there will be something for every skill level and weather. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We would like to Thank Lydia Pearce for her donation of water. We are always in need of heavy plastic bags and water. Leaders that showed up for Sat July 11 were Jerry Mitchell, Helen Wardlow, Michael Jacobe, Marianne Melina, Patrick Kelley, Kathy Alivernia, LaReita Boyer, Tim and April Cushing. Our next weekend will be July 25.
    RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com   Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 14.  
A clear conscience is a soft pillow.
                          April Cushing

JULY 9

JULY 2

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 2, 2009
 
July
7-Library, 10am, Russian Debutantes Handbook by Gary Shteyngart.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley.
10-MID YEAR UNLIMITED household bags  with recycle in Ruskin.
11- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
13- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
14- Ruskin Heights Homes Association, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
16-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Office.
18- KC Free Health Clinic will have a FREE HIV Screening at Community Assistance Council from 9am-noon.
20-24 Office Closed.
22- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Hours by Michael Cunningham.
25- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
27- SMA-CCO, St Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
AUGUST
  4-Day Time Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, On Kingdom Mountain by Howard Frank Mosher.
  8- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
10-Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth.
11- Ruskin Heights Homes Association, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
13- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Chase by Clive Cussler.
22- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
26- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.
 
   Mid YEAR UNLIMITED household bag pick up
WILL be the week after the 4th. RUSKIN will be FRIDAY the 10. Get those EXTRA bags from the basement and garage. This is YOUR chance to get rid of them at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
    The KC FREE Health Clinic will start having HIV screenings. The first date will be Saturday, July 18 at the Community Assistance Council, 10901 Blue Ridge Blvd, from 9am-noon. This will be the first of many that will be arranged.
    Our local food pantry, CAC, is in need of canned meats and tuna, cleaning supplies and of course personal hygiene items to include laundry soap. As always any donations are appreciated.
 
   Weatherization, Paint and Minor Home Repair  applications are available through the Office. To be income qualified Call 761-6050.
 
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. USE Paper bags for lawn debris when you have a Service to pick them up. EARLY BULKY and yard debris still at the curb or on the side of your house is not allowed. As a Home Association we will not tolerate the mentality of just putting items at the curb and it will disappear. Those days are gone.
 
      Any anonymous complaints to the Office need to be signed and have a phone number. We will keep the info confidential and report it to the right people.
 
   We have lots of Community Service projects on the drawing board and there will be something for every skill level and weather. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We would like to Thank Lydia Pearce for her donation of water. We are always in need of heavy plastic bags and water. Leaders that showed up for Sat June 27 were Jerry Mitchell, Goldie Wilder, John Scott, Tim and April Cushing. Our next weekend will be July 11.
    RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com   Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 14.  
All work and no play will take the joy of life away.
                          April Cushing

JUNE 26

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
June 26, 2009
 
July
3- Ruskin Regular TWO household bags of trash with recycle. Kansas City Offices Closed and Hillcrest Comm Center.
4- Independence Day. Blue Ridge Library CLOSED. Hillcrest Comm Center OPEN.
7-Library, 10am, Russian Debutantes Handbook by Gary Shteyngart.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley.
10-MID YEAR UNLIMITED household bags  with recycle in Ruskin.
11- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
13- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
14- Ruskin Heights Homes Association, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
16-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Office.
20-24 Office Closed.
22- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Hours by Michael Cunningham.
25- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
 
 
  Mid YEAR UNLIMITED household bag pick up
WILL be the week after the 4th. RUSKIN will be FRIDAY the 10. Get those EXTRA bags from the basement and garage. This is YOUR chance to get rid of them at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
     BE AWARE of Chapter 62 Trash tickets. When in doubt check our website for all the rules. No materials out before 3 oclock the day before a service. Household waste storage by the house has to be in sealed containers. No tree or leaf trash by the street. Raytown Rd & 470 is OPEN Saturdays from 8am-6pm. FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
 
    Our local food pantry, CAC, is in need of canned meats and tuna, cleaning supplies and of course personal hygiene items to include laundry soap. As always any donations are appreciated.
 
   Weatherization, Paint and Minor Home Repair  applications are available through the Office. To be income qualified Call 761-6050. 
 
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. USE Paper bags for lawn debris when you have a Service to pick them up. EARLY BULKY and yard debris still at the curb or on the side of your house is not allowed. As a Home Association we will not tolerate the mentality of just putting items at the curb and it will disappear. Those days are gone.
 
      Any anonymous complaints to the Office need to be signed and have a phone number. We will keep the info confidential and report it to the right people.
 
   We have lots of Community Service projects on the drawing board and there will be something for every skill level and weather. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We would like to Thank Lydia Pearce for her donation of water. We are always in need of heavy plastic bags and water. Leaders that showed up for Sat June 13 were Jerry Mitchell, Goldie Wilder, Nancy Simrell, Tim Cushing, and George Chase. Our next weekend will be July 11.
    RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com   Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 14.  
To conquer sin, nip it in the bud of temptation.
                          April Cushing

JUNE 19

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
June 19, 2009
 
June
27- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
-Angelfood FOOD Pick-up from 9:30-11:00.
 
July
3- Ruskin Regular TWO household bags of trash with recycle. Kansas City Offices Closed and Hillcrest Comm Center.
4- Independence Day. Blue Ridge Library CLOSED. Hillcrest Comm Center OPEN.
7-Library, 10am, Russian Debutantes Handbook by Gary Shteyngart.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley.
10-MID YEAR UNLIMITED household bags  with recycle.
11- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
13- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
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14- Ruskin Heights Homes Association, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
16-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Office.
20-24 Office Closed.
22- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Hours by Michael Cunningham.
25- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
 
 
  Mid YEAR UNLIMITED household bag pick up
WILL be the week after the 4th. RUSKIN will be FRIDAY the 10. Get those EXTRA bags from the basement and garage. This is YOUR chance to get rid of them at NO EXTRA CHARGE.< /span>
     BE AWARE of Chapter 62 Trash tickets. When in doubt check our website for all the rules. No materials out before 3 oclock the day before a service. Household waste storage by the house has to be in sealed containers. No tree or leaf trash by the street. Raytown Rd & 470 is OPEN Saturdays from 8am-6pm. FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
 
 
   Income Qualified individuals may be able to take advantage of Special Programs that include Weatherization, Paint and Minor Home Repair from Kansas City. To be income qualified or to make an APPOINTMENT for ANY of these programs Call the OFFICE at 761-6050. Do your part and ask today.
 
More… Chapter 62 TRASH. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS A RE at the OWNERS expense.
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. USE Paper bags for lawn debris when you have a Service to pick them up. EARLY BULKY and yard debris still at the curb or on the side of your house is not allowed. As a Home Association we will not tolerate the mentality of just putting items at the curb and it will disappear. Those days are gone.
 
      Any anonymous complaints to the Office need to be signed and have a phone number. We will keep the info confidential and report it to the right people.
 
   We have lots of Community Service projects on the drawing board and there will be something for every skill level. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We would like to Thank Lydia Pearce for her donation of water. We are always in need of heavy plastic bags and water. Leaders that showed up for Sat June 13 were Jerry Mitchell, Goldie Wilder, Nancy Simrell, Tim Cushing, and George Chase. Our next weekend will be June 27.
    RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com   Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 14.  
To conquer sin, nip it in the bud of temptation.
                          April Cushing

June 12, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
June 12, 2009
June
18-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Bldg.
21-Fathers Day.
22-SMA-CCO at St Matthews20Apostle, 7pm.
24-Regular Day Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg.
27- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
-Angelfood FOOD Pick-up from 9:30-11:00.
July
3- Ruskin Regular TWO household bags of trash with recycle. Kansas City Offices Closed and Hillcrest Comm Center.
4- Independence Day. Blue Ridge Library CLOSED. Hillcrest Comm Center OPEN.
7-Library, 10am, Russian Debutantes Handbook by Gary Shteyngart.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley.
10-MID YEAR UNLIMITED household bags with recycle.
11- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
13- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
14- Ruskin Heights Homes Association, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
16-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Office.
20-24 Office Closed.
22- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Hours by Michael Cunningham.
25- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.

Mid YEAR UNLIMITED household bag pick up
WILL be the week after the 4th. RUSKIN will be FRIDAY the 10. Get those EXTRA bags from the basement and garage. This is YOUR chance to get rid of them at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
BE AWARE of Chapter 62 Trash tickets. When in doubt check our website for all the rules. No materials out before 3 oclock the day before a service. Household waste storage by the house has to be in sealed containers. No tree or leaf trash by the street. Raytown Rd & 470 is OPEN Saturdays from 8am-6pm. FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.

Income Qualified individuals may be able to take advantage of Special Programs that include Weatherization, Paint and Minor Home Repair20from Kansas City. For Your particular questions or to make an APPOINTMENT for ANY of these programs Call the OFFICE at 761-6050. Do your part and ask today.
More… Chapter 62 TRASH. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense.
Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. USE Paper bags for lawn debris when you have a Service to pick them up. EARLY BULKY and yard debris still at the curb or on the side of your house is not allowed. As a Home Association we will not tolerate the mentality of just putting items at the curb and it will disappear. Those days are gone.
Any anonymous complaints to the Office need to be signed and have a phone number. We will keep the info confidential and report it to the right people.
We have lots of Community Service projects on the drawing board and there will be something for every skill level. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Leaders that showed up for Sat June 6 were, Jerry Mitchell, Tim & April Cushing. Our next weekend will be June 13.
RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 14.
You are rich when you are satisfied with what you have.
April Cushing

June 5, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
June 5, 2009
June
11-Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Real Murders by Charlaine Harris.
12-Angelfood Money for June is Due.
< b>13- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
14-Flag Day.
18-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Bldg.
21-Fathers Day.
22-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 7pm.
24-Regular Day Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg.
27- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
-Angelfood FOOD Pick-up from 9:30-11:00.
July
3- Ruskin Regular TWO household bags of trash with recycle.
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4- Independence Day. Blue Ridge Library CLOSED.
7-Library, 10am, Russian Debutantes Handbook by Gary Shteyngart.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley.
10-MID YEAR UNLIMITED household bags with recycle.
11- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
13- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
14- Ruskin Heights Homes Association, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
16-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Office.
20-24 Office Closed.
22- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Hours by Michael Cunningham.
25- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.

Mid YEAR UNLIMITED household bag pick up
WILL be the week after the 4th. RUSKIN will be FRIDAY the 10. Get those EXTRA bags from the basement and garage. This is YOUR chance to get rid of them at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
BE AWARE of Chapter 62 Trash tickets. When in doubt check our website for all the rules. No materials out before 3 oclock the day before a service. Household waste storage by the house has to be in sealed containers. No tree or leaf trash by the street. Raytown Rd & 470 is OPEN Saturdays from 8am-6pm. FREE to Kansas City RES IDENTS.

Income Qualified individuals may be able to take advantage of Special Programs that include Weatherization, Paint and Minor Home Repair from Kansas City. For Your particular questions or to make an APPOINTMENT for ANY of these programs Call the OFFICE at 761-6050. Do your part and ask today.
More… Chapter 62 TRASH. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense.
Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. Items are NOT to be on the street until 3 pm the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. USE Paper bags for lawn debris when you have a Service to pick them up. EARLY BULKY and yard debris still at the cur b or on the side of your house is not allowed. If you are storing waste it needs to be in a sealed trash container beside the house. As a Home Association we can not tolerate the mentality of just putting items at the curb and it will disappear. Those days are gone. Call 3-1-1 for an appointment and keep your materials contained or stored until the day before that particular pickup.
We have lots of Community Service projects on the drawing board and there will be something for every skill level. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Leaders that showed up for Sat May 30 were Leona Dekat, Jerry Mitchell, Tim & April Cushing and Goldie Wilder. Our next weekend will be June 13.
RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 14.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
April Cushing

June 2, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
June 2, 2009
June
4- Rain Garden Workshop FREE at Hillcrest Comm Center from 12:30pm-1:30pm.
6- United Way Day of Caring. Representatives from Sprint will help us Paint a house in our Community. Thank you Sprint for ALL your help.
8-Night Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Chase by Clive Cussler.
9-Ruskin Heights Homes Assoc Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
11-Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Real Murders by Charlaine Harris.
12-Angelfood Money for June is Due.
13- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
14-Flag Day.
18-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Bldg.
21-Fathers Day.
22-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 7pm.
24-Regular Day Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg.
27- CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon, Dollar Store.
-Angelfood FOOD Pick-up from 9:30-11:00.

Income Qualified individuals may be able to take advantage of Special Programs from the City. Weatherization basic income guidelines for a single person has a maximum income of $ 21,600. This program is Kansas City- CITY WIDE. The City Paint and Minor Home Repair programs are now open also. For Your particular questions or to make an APPOINTMENT for ANY of these programs Call the OFFICE at 761-6050. Do your part and ask today.
Basic Community Improvement District info is on the website. To become a CID we need signed petitions from approximately 60 per cent of our landowners. Then it would be approved by the City Council. Our dues would be on our Jackson County Tax Bill, but we would also be able to have a small self tax. With this CID self tax we qualify to be a Local Agency where we can apply for other Federal funds and use them directly. This would enable us to take part in projects faster to help our area. Our Mission is to be clean, green and secure. The CID would hold normal meetings open to all under the Sunshine laws. There are currently around 32 other CIDs throughout our City.
Part of our TRASH 101 is Chapter 62. NOW IN EFFECT IN OUR AREA. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense.
Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. Items are NOT to be on the street until 3 pm the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. USE Paper bags for lawn debris when you have a Service to pick them up. EARLY BULKY and yard debris still at the curb or on the side of your house is not allowed. If you are storing waste it needs to be in a sealed trash container beside the house. As a Home Association we can not tolerate this mentality of just putting items at the curb and it will disappear. Those days are gone. Call 3-1-1 for an appointment and keep your materials contained or stored until the day before that particular pickup.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
We have lots of Community Service projects on the drawing board and there will be something for every skill level. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Leaders that showed up for Sat May 23 were LaReita Boyer, Jerry Mitchell, Tim & April Cushing. Our next weekend will be June 13.
RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is June 9.
Happiness is not a destination but a day by day journey.
April Cushing

May 26, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 22, 2009
MAY
27-Hickman Mills C-1 Last Day of School, half day.
30- Angelfood Pick-up for May.
- Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon.
-Homeownership Success: Now and Forever, 9am-1pm,
sponsored by HomeFree-USA. Homeowner, home
buyer and Fair Housing info seminar. Hillcrest Comm
Center. Call 816-822-7241 for more info.
June
2- Day Time Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Chasing Shakespeare by Sarah Smith.
6- United Way Day of Caring. Representatives from Sprint will help us Paint a house in our Community. Thank you Sprint for ALL your help.
8-Night Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Chase by Clive Cussler.
9-Ruskin Heights Homes Assoc Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
11-Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Real Murders by Charlaine Harris.
13- Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon.
14-Flag Day.
21-Fathers Day.
22-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 7pm.
24-Regular Day Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg.
27- Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon.
President Obama wants ONE MILLION homes weatherized within the next couple of years. Income Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of this Special Stimulus Money. Weatherization basic income guidelines for a single person the maximum is $ 21,600. This program is Kansas City- CITY WIDE. The City Paint and Minor Home Repair programs are now open also. For Your particular questions or to make an APPOINTMENT for ANY of these programs Call the OFFICE at 761-6050. Do your part and ask today.
Basic Community Improvement District info is on the website. We have been given the ok to proceed with getting information. Advantages include that we would become a political governmental entity. We, as a CID, could take more responsibility for some of our own actions.
These could include being able to take care of leaf and limbs ourselves as well as other issues. Our dues would then become part of your Jackson County Tax Bill. As part of other available activities we could apply for grants and other funds not available as a regular Homes Association. More info will follow.
Part of our TRASH 101 is Chapter 62. NOW IN EFFECT IN OUR AREA. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense.
Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until 3 pm the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. USE Paper bags for lawn debris when you have a Service to pick them up.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com
We have lots more projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Our next weekend will be May 30.
RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm next meeting is June 9.
No deception is more dangerous than self-deception.
April Cushing

MAY 18, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 18, 2009
MAY
 
May 2-October 17 KC Organics and Natural Market will be on these Saturdays at Minor Park from 8am-12:30pm.
 
 
14-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
15- Angelfood Money for May is Due.
- Deadline for sign up for Summer Camp at Hillcrest Comm Center.
16-Car Care Clinic at Sallas Motors from 9am-noon. Call ahead for a spot 765-6060.
20-52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Heights Tornado.
-Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
23-Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon.
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.
27-Hickman Mills C-1 Last Day of School, half day.
30- Angelfood Pick-up for May.
- Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon.
-Homeownership Success: Now and Forever, 9am-1pm,
sponsored by HomeFree-USA. Homeowner, home
buyer and Fair Housing info seminar. Hillcrest Comm
Center. Call 816-822-7241  for more info.
 
June
 2- Day Time Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Chasing Shakespeare by Sarah Smith.
6- United Way Day of Caring. Representatives from Sprint will help us Paint a house in our Community. Thank you Sprint for ALL your help.
8-Night Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Chase by Clive Cussler.
9-Ruskin Heights Homes Assoc Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
11-Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Real Murders by Charlaine Harris.
13- Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon.
22-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 7pm.
24-Regular Day Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg.
27- Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY, 7:45-noon.
 
 
52nd ANNIVERSARY OF RUSKIN TORNADO.
 
 
     President Obama wants ONE MILLION homes weatherized within the next couple of years. Income Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of this Special Stimulus Money. Weatherization basic income guidelines for a single person the maximum is $ 21,600. This program is Kansas City CITY WIDE. The City Paint and Minor Home Repair programs are now open also. For Your particular questions or to make an APPOINTMENT for ANY of these programs Call the OFFICE at 761-6050. Do your part and ask today.
 
   Basic Community Improvement District info is on the website. We have been given the ok to proceed with getting information. Advantages include that we would become a political governmental entity. We, as a CID, could take more responsibility for some of our own actions.
These could include being able to take care of leaf and limbs ourselves as well as other issues. Our dues would then become part of your Jackson County Tax Bill. As part of other available activities we could apply for grants and other funds not available as a regular Homes Association. More info will follow.
 
 
 
 
   Part of our TRASH 101 is Chapter 62.  NOW IN EFFECT IN OUR AREA. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense.
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until 3 pm the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. USE Paper bags for lawn debris when you have a Service to pick them up.
       Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
    
       Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at
          RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com
 
   We have lots more projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Our next weekend will be May 30.
    RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com   Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm next meeting is June 9.  
No deception is more dangerous than self-deception.
                          April Cushing

May 11, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association May 11, 2009 MAY May 2-October 17 KC Organics and Natural Market will be on these Saturdays at Minor Park from 8am-12:30pm. 8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am. 9- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY -Three Trails Day at Hickman High School from 11am-4pm, 9010 Old Santa Fe Road. Lots of fun and games. FREE to the Public. 10-Mothers Day. 10-16 National Womens Health Week. 11-Mystery Book Club Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz. 12-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING 7pm Ruskin High Media Center. Attorney Charles Renner will talk on CIDs. 14-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. 15- Angelfood Money for May is Due. - Deadline for sign up for Summer Camp at Hillcrest Comm Center. 16-Car Care Clinic at Sallas Motors from 9am-noon. Call ahead for a spot 765-6060. 20-52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Heights Tornado. -Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm. 22-Hickman Mills C-1 Last Day of School, half day. 23- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY 27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell. 30- Angelfood Pick-up for May. -Homeownership Success: Now and Forever, 9am-1pm, sponsored by HomeFree-USA. Homeowner, home buyer and Fair Housing info seminar. Hillcrest Comm Center. Call 816-822-7241 for more info. President Obama wants ONE MILLION homes weatherized within the next couple of years. Income Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of this Special Stimulus Money. Weatherization basic income guidelines for a family of four has a maximum of $44,100. This program is CITY WIDE. The City Paint and Minor Home Repair programs are now open also. For Your particular questions or to make an APPOINTMENT for ANY of these programs Call the OFFICE at 761-6050. Do your part and ask today. At our Bi-Annual Homeowner meeting we talked with Attorney Charles Renner about Community Improvement Districts with their advantages/disadvantages and how to become one. We were very excited, as we believe this is a better course of action to help our whole community. Basic CID info is on the website. More info to follow. Hillcrest Comm Center WILL have Summer Camp. Deadline to apply is May 15. Call the Center at 784-7000. Another best kept secret is that Hillcrest has Humana Senior Sneakers and general exercise passes for $15.00 per month / $10.00 month for Seniors for a walking track and equipment for your use. Get a friend and start walking. MARC Senior lunches are served Tues, Wed and Thurs of EVERY week. Senior or disabled are charged $2.00 and other guests are $5.00. Be sure to call 784-7005 atleast the day before for your reservation. Dues are NOW LATE. The Amount is $38.88 for one year and graduated there after. Late notices have been sent to everyone who has not paid on more than one year. We do have the right to take legal action regarding homeowner dues long past due. Our first lawsuit cases have been successful. Part of our TRASH 101 is Chapter 62. NOW IN EFFECT IN OUR AREA. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense. Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS. Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com We have lots more projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Our next weekend will be June 9. RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. No legacy is as rich as integrity. April Cushing

May 4, 2009

MAY
May 2-October 17 KC Organics and Natural Market will be on these Saturdays at Minor Park from 8am-12:30pm.
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am.
9- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY
-Three Trails Day at Hickman High School from 11am-4pm, 9010 Old Santa Fe Road. Lots of fun and games. FREE to the Public.
10-Mothers Day.
10-16 National Womens Health Week.
11-Mystery Book Club Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz.
12-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING 7pm Ruskin High Media Center. Attorney Charles Renner will talk on CIDs.
14-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
15- Angelfood Money for May is Due.
- Deadline for sign up for Summer Camp at Hillcrest Comm Center.
16-Car Care Clinic at Sallas Motors from 9am-noon. Call ahead for a spot 765-6060.
20-52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Heights Tornado.
-Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
23- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center
Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.
30- Angelfood Pick-up for May.

President Obama wants ONE MILLION homes weatherized within the next couple of years. Income Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of this Special Stimulus Money. Weatherization basic income guidelines for a family of four has a maximum of $44,100. This program is CITY WIDE. The City Paint and Minor Home Repair programs are now open also. For Your particular questions or to make an APPOINTMENT for ANY of these programs Call the OFFICE at 761-6050. Do your part and ask today.

At our Bi-Annual Homeowner meeting we will have Attorney Charles Renner to talk about Community Improvement Districts with their advantages/disadvantages and how to become one.
We are very excited, as we believe this is a better course of action to help our whole community. Come and join us Tuesday, May 12, 7pm at Ruskin High Media Center.
Hillcrest Comm Center WILL have Summer Camp. Deadline to apply is May 15. Call the Center at 784-7000. Another best kept secret is that Hillcrest has Humana Senior Sneakers and general exercise passes for $15.00 per month / $10.00 month for Seniors for a walking track and equipment for your use. Get a friend and start walking. MARC Senior lunches are served Tues, Wed and Thurs of EVERY week. Senior or disabled are charged $2.00 and other guests are $5.00. Be sure to call 784-7005 atleast the day before for your reservation.
Dues are NOW LATE. The Amount is $38.88 for one year and graduated there after. Late notices have been sent to everyone who has not paid on more than one year. We do have the right to take legal action regarding homeowner dues long past due. Our first lawsuit cases have been successful.
Keep Kansas City Beautiful has partnered with us to CLEAN UP OUR AREA before the 52nd Tornado Anniversary. Part of this is Cleanup 101-Chapter 62. NOW IN EFFECT IN OUR AREA. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense.
Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at
RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com
We have lots more projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Cheryl Farris, April Cushing, Leona Dekat, LaReita Boyer, Kathy Alivernia, Jo McGann, Jerry Mitchell were Team Leaders for April 25. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Our next weekend will be May 9.
Our NEW website is RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
Opportunities to be kind are never hard to find.
April Cushing

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009
MAY
1- Ruskin Leaf and Brush CITY Curbside pickup. NO more than 15 paper bags or tied sticks.
5-Daytime Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin.
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am.
9- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY
-Three Trails Day at Hickman High School from 11am-4pm, 9010 Old Santa Fe Road. Lots of fun and games. FREE to the Public.
10-Mothers Day.
11-Mystery Book Club Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz.
12-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING 7pm Ruskin High Media Center. Attorney Charles Renner will talk on CIDs.
14-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
16-Car Care Clinic at Sallas Motors from 9am-noon. Call ahead for a spot 765-6060.
20-52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Heights Tornado.
-Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
23- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center
Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.
Keep Kansas City Beautiful has partnered with us to CLEAN UP OUR AREA. What YOU CAN DO is to first pickup your own yard. Then help us cleanup before the 52nd Tornado Anniversary.
Part of this is Cleanup 101-Chapter 62. NOW IN EFFECT IN OUR AREA. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense. ANY construction needs a dumpster. NOTHING can be out for any TRASH DAY till the DAY BEFORE its collection. PLEASE help us keep our area clean. Dumping at a vacant house is NOW illegal dumping and is a ticketable offense. We are using May 9 to cleanup OUR Area in preparation to the 52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado. Anyone who wants to help can call the Office or meet us at Ruskin Center Dollar Store these Saturdays by 8am.
Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN.
Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The new stimulus program will contain some home weatherization and NEW home repair funds. Forms are available ONLY FOR WEATHERIZATION and PAINT. If you would be interested in applying Call the Heights Office and make an appointment.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at
RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com
We have lots more projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Cheryl Farris, April Cushing, Leona Dekat, LaReita Boyer, Kathy Alivernia, Jo McGann, Jerry Mitchell were Team Leaders for April 25. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Our next weekend will be May 9.
Our NEW website is RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
To love to teach is one thing, to love those you teach is quite another.
April Cushing

April 20, 2009

April 20, 2009
April
NOW through April 24-Abraham Lincoln Self-Made in America a FREE traveling exhibit at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO.

20-24 Ruskin Heights Office will be closed.
22-Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Night by Elie Wiesel.
25- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY.
27-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 7pm, 8001 Longview Rd.
MAY
5-Daytime Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin.
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am.
9- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY
-Three Trails Day at Hickman High School from 11am-4pm, 9010 Old Santa Fe Road. Lots of fun and games. FREE to the Public.
10-Mothers Day.
11-Mystery Book Club Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz.
12-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING 7pm Ruskin High Media Center. Attorney Charles Renner will talk on CIDs.
14-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
16-Car Care Clinic at Sallas Motors from 9am-noon. Call ahead for a spot 765-6060.
20-52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Heights Tornado.
-Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
23- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center
Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.
Keep Kansas City Beautiful has partnered with us to CLEAN UP OUR AREA. What YOU CAN DO is to first pickup your own yard. Then help us cleanup before the 52nd Tornado Anniversary.
Part of this is Cleanup 101-Chapter 62. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense. ANY construction needs a dumpster. NOTHING can be out for any TRASH DAY till the DAY BEFORE its collection. PLEASE help us keep our area clean. Dumping at a vacant house is NOW illegal dumping and is a ticketable offense. We are using April 25 and May 9 to cleanup OUR Area in preparation to the 52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado. Anyone who wants to help can call the Office or meet us at Ruskin Center Dollar Store these Saturdays by 8am.
Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN.
Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The new stimulus program will contain some home weatherization and NEW home repair funds. Forms are available ONLY FOR WEATHERIZATION and PAINT. If you would be interested in applying Call the Heights Office and make an appointment.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at
RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com
We have lots more projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Our next weekend will be April 25.
Our NEW website is RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
To forget the elderly is to ignore the wisdom of the years.
April Cushing

April 13, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
April 12, 2009
April
NOW through April 24-Abraham Lincoln Self-Made in America a FREE traveling exhibit at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO.                                     
 
16- Hickman Mills School Board, 7pm at the Admin Bldg. Welcome of New MEMBERS.
- Blue Ridge Library and ALL Mid-Continent Libraries Closed for in service training.
18-Community America Bank at 11501 Blue Ridge (Longview Square) will SHRED-IT from 8am-NOON.
Shred your materials for Free. Keep ID Theft under control. A small donation would be appreciated.
-MCC-Longview FLIGHTS of FANCY, noon-4pm, 500 SW Longview Rd.
20-24 Ruskin Heights Office will be closed.
22-Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Night by Elie Wiesel.
25- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY.
27-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 7pm, 8001 Longview Rd.
 
MAY
5-Daytime Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin.
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am.
9- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY
-Three Trails Day at Hickman High School from 11am-4pm, 9010 Old Santa Fe Road. Lots of fun and games. FREE to the Public.
10-Mothers Day.
11-Mystery Book Club Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz.
12-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING 7pm Ruskin High Media Center.
14-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
20-52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Heights Tornado.
-Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
23- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center
Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.
 
     Keep Kansas City Beautiful has partnered with us to CLEAN UP OUR AREA. What YOU CAN DO is to first pickup your own yard. Then help us cleanup before the 52nd Tornado Anniversary.
Part of this is Cleanup 101-Chapter 62. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense. ANY construction needs a dumpster. NOTHING can be out for any TRASH DAY till the DAY BEFORE its collection. PLEASE help us keep our area clean.  Dumping at a vacant house is NOW illegal dumping and is a ticketable offense.  We are using April 25 and May 9 to cleanup OUR Area in preparation to the 52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado. Anyone who wants to help can call the Office or meet us at Ruskin Center Dollar Store these Saturdays by 8am.
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
 
     The new stimulus program will contain some home weatherization and NEW home repair funds. Forms are available ONLY FOR WEATHERIZATION NOW. If you would be interested in applying Call the Heights Office and make an appointment.
        Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
    
       Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at
          RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com
 
   We have lots more projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Our Leaders from April 4 were Jerry Mitchell, April Cushing, Tim Cushing, Leona Dekat, Joe Dekat, Lareita Boyer, Goldie Wilder, Nancy Simrell, Marianne Melena.  Our next weekend will be April 25.
              Our NEW website is  RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.   The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
 
We are not buried by our problems. We are only planted for a newer day.
                          April Cushing

April 6, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
April 6, 2009
 
April
NOW through April 24-Abraham Lincoln Self-Made in America a FREE traveling exhibit at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lees Summit Rd, Independence, MO.                                     
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth.
10-GOOD FRIDAY. NO Hickman Mills School. Hillcrest Comm Center and Blue Ridge Library open.
12-Happy Easter.
13-Night Mystery Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Saving Fish For Drowning by Amy Tan.
14-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
15- Southern Comm Coalition meets at Baptiste Education Center at 7pm.
16- Hickman Mills School Board, 7pm at the Admin Bldg. Welcome of New MEMBERS.
- Blue Ridge Library and ALL Mid-Continent Libraries Closed for in service training.
18-Community America Bank at 11501 Blue Ridge (Longview Square) will SHRED-IT from 8am-NOON.
Shred your materials for Free. Keep ID Theft under control. A small donation would be appreciated.
-MCC-Longview FLIGHTS of FANCY, noon-4pm, 500 SW Longview Rd.
20-24 Ruskin Heights Office will be closed.
22-Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Night by Elie Wiesel.
25- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY.
27-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 7pm, 8001 Longview Rd.
 
MAY
9- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY
12-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING 7pm Ruskin High Media Center.
20-52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Heights Tornado.
 
     Keep Kansas City Beautiful has partnered with us to CLEAN UP OUR AREA. What YOU CAN DO is to first pickup your own yard. Then help us cleanup before the 52nd Tornado Anniversary.
     Part of this is Cleanup 101-Chapter 62. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense. ANY construction needs a dumpster. NOTHING can be out for any TRASH DAY till the DAY BEFORE its collection. PLEASE help us keep our area clean.  Dumping at a vacant house is NOW illegal dumping and is a ticketable offense.
 
      We are using April 4, April 25 and May9 to cleanup OUR Area in preparation to the 52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado. Anyone who wants to help can call the Office or meet us at Ruskin Center Dollar Store these Saturdays by 8am.
 
    ID Theft can hit anyone of us. Community America will put on a SHRED EVENT at 5 local banks. Our closest is at Longview Square on April 18 from 8am-noon. Mark your calendars. Donations will be accepted and donated to Junior Achievement of MiddleAmerica, Inc.
 
     The new stimulus program will contain some home weatherization and NEW home repair funds. Forms are available ONLY FOR WEATHERIZATION. If you would be interested in applying Call the Heights Office and make an appointment. As soon as the other MHR forms become available, we will call you in with your supporting documents.
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
        Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
    
       Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at
          RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com
 
     April 12th we will be celebrating our ONE Year Anniversary of having Community Service workers helping in OUR Community. Thanks to ALL their help in cleaning up trash, passing out fliers and helping us clean up foreclosed properties.
 
   We have lots more projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. These are normally the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Our Leaders from April 4 were Jerry Mitchell, April Cushing, Tim Cushing, Leona Dekat, Joe Dekat, Lareita Boyer, Goldie Wilder, Nancy Simrell, Marianne Melena.  Our next weekend will be April 25.
              Our NEW website is  RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next regular meeting is April 14.  The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
 
Praise has the power to lighten our heaviest burden.
                          April Cushing

MARCH 30, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
March 30, 2009
 
April
4- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY.
7- SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS  GO VOTE.
-Daytime Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Old School by K.C. Big Read.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth.
10-GOOD FRIDAY. NO Hickman Mills School. Hillcrest Comm Center and Blue Ridge Library open.
12-Happy Easter.
13-Night Mystery Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Saving Fish For Drowning by Amy Tan.
14-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
16- Blue Ridge Library and ALL Mid-Continent Libraries Closed for in service training.
18-Community America Bank at 11501 Blue Ridge (Longview Square) will SHRED-IT from 8am-NOON.
Shred your materials for Free. Keep ID Theft under control. A small donation would be appreciated.
-MCC-Longview FLIGHTS of FANCY, noon-4pm, 500 SW Longview Rd.
20-24 Ruskin Heights Office will be closed.
22-Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Night by Elie Wiesel.
25- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store. CLEAN UP SATURDAY.
 
MAY
 
12-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING 7pm Ruskin High Media Center.
20-52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Heights Tornado.
 
     Keep Kansas City Beautiful has partnered with us to CLEAN UP OUR AREA. What YOU CAN DO is to first pickup your own yard. Then help us cleanup before the 52nd Tornado Anniversary.
Part of this is Cleanup 101-Chapter 62. All items for trash should be separated into different piles. BULKY translates into appliances and furniture. Still call 3-1-1 for appointments. MOVE-OUTS ARE at the OWNERS expense. ANY construction needs a dumpster. NOTHING can be out for any TRASH DAY till the DAY BEFORE its collection. PLEASE help us keep our area clean.  Dumping at a vacant house is NOW illegal dumping and is a ticketable offense.
 
      We are using March 28, April 4 and April 25 to cleanup OUR Area in preparation to the 52nd Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado. Anyone who wants to help can call the Office or meet us at Ruskin Center Dollar Store these Saturdays by 8am.
 
       Hickman Mills School Board Elections will be Tuesday, April 7. BE INFORMED and GO VOTE.
 
    ID Theft can hit anyone of us. Community America will put on a SHRED EVENT at 5 local banks. Our closest is at Longview Square on April 18 from 8am-noon. Mark your calendars. Donations will be accepted and donated to Junior Achievement of MiddleAmerica, Inc.
 
    Spring is a good time to think of POISON AWARENESS. As we are spring cleaning be aware of chemicals we have around the house in our garages and sheds. These are many times very inviting to children and pets. The POISON CONTROL HOTLINE is 1-800-222-1222. Proper disposal is very important. Call Household Hazardous Waste at 784-2080 for an appointment.
 
     The new stimulus program will contain some home weatherization and home repair funds. Forms are NOT available yet, but if you would be interested in applying Call the Heights Office and be put on the list. As soon as the forms become available, we will call you in with your supporting documents.
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
        Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
     The Recycle Center in front of the Old WalMart is Open Wed-Sat from 9-5. Check their website for changes in materials they accept. Batteries are the biggest change with only rechargeable batteries being accepted.         www.Bridgingthegap.org
 
     Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at
          RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com
 
     April 12th we will be celebrating our ONE Year Anniversary of having Community Service workers helping in OUR Community. Thanks to ALL who have helped in cleaning up trash, passing out fliers and helping us clean up foreclosed properties.
 
   We have lots more projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Our Leaders from March 28 were Jerry Mitchell, April Cushing, Tim Cushing, John Scott, Cheryl Farris and Goldie Wilder.  Our next weekend will be April 4.
              Our NEW website is  RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next regular meeting is April 14.  The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
 
Praise is the overflow of a joyful heart.
                          April Cushing

March 16, 2009

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Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
March 16, 2009
March
 
16-20 Hickman Mills School District Spring Break-NO SCHOOL.
21-Hillcrest Community Center OPEN HOUSE from 10am-2pm. See many of the different classes and opportunities available at the Center.
25- Southern Communities Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm. Hickman Mills School Board candidate
forum.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
28- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon.
 
April
4- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store.
7- School Board Elections, GO VOTE.
-Daytime Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Old School by K.C. Big Read.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth.
10-GOOD FRIDAY.
12-Happy Easter.
13-Night Mystery Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Saving Fish For Drowning by Amy Tan.
14-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
18-Community America Bank at 11501 Blue Ridge (Longview Square) will SHRED-IT from 8am-NOON.
Shred your materials for Free. Keep ID Theft under control. A small donation would be appreciated.
-MCC-Longview FLIGHTS of FANCY, noon-4pm,500 SW Longview Rd.
22-Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, Night by Elie Wiesel.
25- Community Service-7:45am-noon, Ruskin Center Dollar Store.
 
MAY
12-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY
 
  IT IS STILL NOT TOO LATE TO LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.
 
      District Hearings have been successful. BUT EVERYONES voice needs to be heard. Many CUTS are coming and that cannot be helped. We are looking for compromises and suggestions to help on the Final Decisions which need to be made very soon.   If you have ANY COMMENT on the CITY BUDGET -  PLEASE email or call the Council.
 
Council@KCMO.org          Mayor@KCMO.org
John Sharp 513-1615         Cathy Jolly 513-1602
Mayor Funkhouser  513-3500
 
      ID Theft can hit anyone of us. Community America will put on a SHRED EVENT at 5 local banks. Our closest is at Longview Square on April 18 from 8am-noon. Mark your calendars. Donations will be accepted and donated to Junior Achievement of MiddleAmerica, Inc.
      If you need a list of credit counselors PLEASE call the Office. Many FREE sources are available throughout the City. The main site for more info is     www.kcforeclosurehelp.org
     The new stimulus program will contain some home weatherization and home repair funds. Forms are NOT available yet, but if you would be interested in applying Call the Heights Office and be put on the list. As soon as the forms become available, we will call you in with your supporting documents.
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
        Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road IS NOW OPEN Saturday-FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
     The Recycle Center in front of the Old WalMart is Open Wed-Sat from 9-5. Check their website for changes in materials they accept. Batteries are the biggest change with only rechargeable batteries being accepted.         www.Bridgingthegap.org
     Our WEBSITE has been updated. Visit it at
          RuskinHeightsHomesAssociation.com
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our Leaders from Feb 28 were Jerry Mitchell and April Cushing.  Our next weekend will be March 14 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next regular meeting is April 14.  The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
 
Do not spend time, invest it.
                          April Cushing

March 9, 2009

Published by Ruskin Heights H omes Association
March 9, 2009
March
 
12- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams.
14- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon.
-Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS. NO CHARGE to City residents.
16-20 Hickman Mills School District Spring Break-NO SCHOOL.
17- St Patrick’s Day.
21-Hillcrest Community Center OPEN HOUSE from 10am-2pm. See many of the different classes and opportunities available at the Center.
25- Southern Communities Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm. Hickman Mills School Board candidate forum.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
28- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon.
 
April
4- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon
7- School Board Elections.
14- Ruskin Heights  Homes Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
18-Community America Bank at 11501 Blue Ridge (Longview Square) will SHRED-IT from 8am-NOON.
Shred your materials for Free. Keep ID Theft under control. A small donation would be appreciated.
 
MAY
12-Th e NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY
 
 IT IS STILL NOT TOO LATE TO LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. 
 
District Hearings have been successful. BUT EVERYONES voice needs to be heard. Many CUTS are coming and that cannot be helped. We are looking for compromises and suggestions to help on the Final Decisions which need to be made very soon.   If you have ANY COMMENT on the CITY BUDGET -  PLEASE email or call the Council.
 
Council@KCMO.org          Mayor@KCMO.org
John Sharp 513-1615   & nbsp;     Cathy Jolly 513-1602
Mayor Funkhouser  513-3500
  
If you need a list of credit counselors PLEASE call the Office. Many FREE sources are available throughout the City. The main site for more info is     www.kcforeclosurehelp.org
 
The new stimulus program will contain some home weatherization and home repair funds. Forms are NOT available yet, but if you would be interested in applying Call the Heights Office and be put on the list. As soon as the forms become available, we will call you in with your suppo rting documents.
 
Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road WILL OPEN Saturday March 14- FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
 
Delinquent bills are being sent out. We are having success at litigations. If you need a payment plan just call the Office at 816-761-6050.
 
At our next HOA meeting we will do more discussion about the Urban Renewal Plan. Any feedback or questions can be called into the Office at 761-6050. Our PROPOSED MAP will be ready.
 
The Recycle Center in front of the Old WalMart is Open Wed-Sat from 9-5. Check their website for changes in materials they accept. Batteries are the biggest change with only rechargeable batteries being accepted.         www.Bridgingthegap.org
 
We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our Leaders from Feb 28 were Jerry Mitchell and April Cushing.  Our next weekend will be March 14 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next regular meeting is April 14.  The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
 
To stay youthful, stay useful.
                          April Cushing

Mar 2, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights H omes Association
March 2, 2009
March
 
8-Daylight Savings Time Begins-Check smoke alarms and batteries. The life you save may be your own.
9-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, White Night by Jim Butcher.
10-Ruskin Heights  Homes Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
12- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams.
14- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon.
-Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS. NO CHARGE to City residents.
16-20 Hickman Mills School District Spring Break-NO SCHOOL.
17- St Patrick’s Day.
21-Hillcrest Community Center OPEN HOUSE from 10am-2pm. See many of the different classes and opportunities available at the Center.
25- Southern Communities Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm. Hickman Mills School Board candidate
forum.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
28- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon.
 
April
7- School Board Elections.
14- Ruskin Heights  Homes Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
 
MAY
12-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY
 
   District Hearings have been successful. BUT EVERYONES voice needs to be heard. Many CUTS are coming and that cannot be helped. We are looking for compromises and suggestions to help on the Final Decisions which need to be made very soon.   If you have ANY COMMENT on the CITY BUDGET -  PLEASE email or call the Council.
 
Council@KCMO.org          Mayor@KCMO.org
John Sharp 513-1615         Cathy Jolly 513-1602
Mayor Funkhouser  513-3500
 
 
 
     Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road WILL OPEN Saturday March 14- FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
 
   Delinquent bills are being sent out. We are having success at litigations. If you need a payment plan just call the Office at 816-761-6050.
 
 
    At our next HOA meeting we will do more discussion about the Urban Renewal Plan. Any feedback or questions can be called into the Office at 761-6050. Our PROPOSED MAP will be ready.
 
   Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road WILL OPEN Saturday March 14- FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
 
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    The Recycle Center in front of the Old WalMart is Open Wed-Sat from 9-5. Check their website for changes in materials they accept. Batteries are the biggest change with only rechargeable batteries being accepted.         www.Bridgingthegap.org
 
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our Leaders from Feb 28 were Jerry Mitchell and April Cushing.  Our next weekend will be March 14 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next regular meeting is March 10.  The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
 
Destroy gossip by ignoring it.
                          April Cushing

FEB 23, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Feb 23, 2009
February
 
23-26- Hickman Early Childhood Screening for children 3 to 5 at Baptiste Ed Center.
25- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.
28- Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
-Angelfood Ministries Food for February Pickup at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
-SCOUT Discover Day at Anita Gorman Conservation Center, 4750 Troost. Come for woodworking, knot tying, cooking, tree id and more. Call 816-759-7300 for more info.
 
March
 
3-Day Time Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle.
8-Daylight Savings Time Begins-Check smoke alarms and batteries. The life you save may be your own.
9-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, White Night by Jim Butcher.
10-Ruskin Heights  Homes Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
12- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams.
13-AngelFood Money for March is due.
14- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon.
-Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS. NO CHARGE to City residents.
16-20 Hickman Mills School District Spring Break-NO SCHOOL.
17- St Patrick’s Day.
19- Citizen Police Academy starts at Penn Valley College. See www.KCPD.org for details and sign up.
23- Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters at the Blue Ridge Library, 2pm. Call 761-3382 for info.
25- Southern Communities Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm. Hickman Mills School Board candidate
forum.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
28- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon.
-AngelFood Pick up for March HMCCC from 9:30-11am.
-         
-The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
 
  
   If you have ANY COMMENT on the CITY BUDGET -  PLEASE email or call the Council.
Council@KCMO.org          Mayor@KCMO.org
John Sharp 513-1615         Cathy Jolly 513-1602
Mayor Funkhouser  513-3500
District Hearings have been successful , BUT EVERYONES voice needs to be heard. Many CUTS are coming and that cannot be helped. We are looking for compromises and suggestions to help on the Final Decisions which need to be made very soon.
 
 
Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road WILL OPEN Saturday March 14- FREE to Ka nsas City RESIDENTS.
 
       CENSUS Testing EVERY FRIDAY at Hillcrest Comm Center. Be there no later than 12:30 to register.
 
   Delinquent bills will be sent out soon. We are having success at litigations. If you need a payment plan just call the Office at 816-761-6050.
 
    The Recycle Center in front of the Old WalMart is Open Wed-Sat from 9-5. Check their website for changes in materials they accept. Batteries are the biggest change with only rechargeable batteries being accepted.         www.Bridgingthegap.org
 
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Feb28 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next regular meeting is March 10.  The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
 
An interruption may be a divine appointment.
                          April Cushing

FEB 16, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Feb 16, 2009
February
 
23-26- Hickman Early Childhood Screening for children 3 to 5 at Baptiste Ed Center.
25- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.
28- Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
-Angelfood Ministries Food for February Pickup at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
-SCOUT Discover Day at Anita Gorman Conservation Center, 4750 Troost. Come for woodworking, knot tying, cooking, tree id and more. Call 816-759-7300 for more info.
 
March
 
3-Day Time Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle.
8-Daylight Savings Time Begins-Check smoke alarms and batteries. The life you save may be your own.
9-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, White Night by Jim Butcher.
10-Ruskin Heights  Homes Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
12- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams.
14- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon.
-Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS. NO CHARGE to City residents.
16-20 Hickman Mills School District Spring Break-NO SCHOOL.
17- St Patrick’s Day.
25- Southern Communities Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm. Hickman Mills School Boa rd candidate
forum.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
28- Community Service-Ruskin Center Dollar Store, 7:45am-noon.
 
    At our last HOA meeting we had guests from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City. They were able to share some information with us on an Urban Renewal Plan that I think YOU NEED ALSO.
    IF my neighborhood is an APPROVED Urban Renewal Plan, what is the process for applying for tax abatement?  New construction or rehabilitated real property owned by a resident need only to submit an application for tax abatement along with the appropriate fees and documentation.Any feedback or questions can be called into the Office at 761-6050.
 
   Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN. Leaf & Brush CURBSIDE PICKUP for RUSKINS will be Friday MAY 1. PAPER BAGS of leaves NO PLASTIC, and limbs no more than 4 feet in length and less than 40 pounds tied with string WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Leaf and Brush at 470 & Raytown Road WILL OPEN Saturday March 14- FREE to Kansas City RESIDENTS.
 
       CENSUS Testing EVERY FRIDAY at Hillcrest Comm Center. Be there no later than 12:30 to register.
 
 
    The Recycle Center in front of the Old WalMart is Open Wed-Sat from  9-5. Check their website for changes in materials they accept. Batteries are the biggest change with only rechargeable batteries being accepted.         www.Bridgingthegap.org
 
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Feb28 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next regular meeting is March 10.  The NEXT HOMEOWNER MEETING will be MAY 12.
 
Prayerful thinking leads to purposeful thanking.
                 ;          April Cushing

FEB 9, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Feb 9, 2009
February
 
13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside at 99th and Holmes, 7am-9am. Meet your City Council People.
-NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills-Staff Development
-Angelfood Ministries money for February is DUE. Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church by 4pm.
14- Valentines Day…
-Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
16-Presidents Day. NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills. Hillcrest Comm Center CLOSED. TRASH ONE DAY LATE.
23-26- Hickman Early Childhood Screening for children 3 to 5 at Baptiste Ed Center.
25- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.
28- Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
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-Angelfood Ministries Food for February Pickup at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
-SCOUT Discover Day at Anita Gorman Conservation Center, 4750 Troost. Come for woodworking, knot tying, cooking, tree id and more. Call 816-759-7300 for more info.
 
    At our last HOA meeting we had guests from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City. They were able to share some information with us on an Urban Renewal Plan that I think YOU NEED ALSO.
      WHAT is the process to establish an URBAN RENEWAL PLAN?
  In requesting an Urban Renewal Plan Area we would have to meet with a Development Services Specialist to see if this is an appropriate tool to foster redevelopment in an area. If this is determined, the applicant submits an application with a fee to engage the services of Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA). The LCRA w ill research the area, identify the blighting factors and write a plan with recommendations for the removal of the blighting factors.
  Once the Urban Renewal Plan is written, it is submitted to City staff for review of the plan and input regarding any planning, zoning and infrastructure issues in the plan area. City staff reviews and makes recommendations to City Planning for review and recommendations. After City Planning the plan is submitted to the LCRA Board for approval. If approved, LCRA will then submit the plan for final approval to the City Council. The Plan makes property ELIGIBLE for real property tax abatement, but does not automatically grant tax abatement.
Any feedback or questions can be called into the Office at 761-6050. More to come next week.
 
CENSUS Testing EVERY FRIDAY at Hillcrest Comm Center. Be there no later than 12:30 to register.
 
THANK YOU Rosehill for tending to our trees in the Memorial Strip. We look forward to a lovely, blooming area.
 
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The Recycle Center in front of the Old WalMart is Open Wed-Sat from  9-5. Check their website for changes in materials they accept. Batteries are the biggest change with only rechargeable batteries being accepted.         www.Bridgingthegap.org
 
   Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Feb14 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is March10.
 
Genuine concern for others is the mark of a great spiritual coach.
                          April Cushing

FEB 2, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Feb 2, 2009
February
 
9- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Silver Lies by Ann Parker,
10- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
12- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde.
13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside at 99th and Holmes, 7am-9am. Meet your City Council People.
-NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills-Staff Development
-Angelfood Ministries money for February is DUE. Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church by 4pm.
14- Valentines Day…
-Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
16-Presidents Day. NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills. Hillcrest Comm Center CLOSED. TRASH ONE DAY LATE.
23-26- Hickman Early Childhood Screening for children 3 to 5 at Baptiste Ed Center.
25- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.
28- Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
-Angelfood Ministries Food for February Pickup at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
-SCOUT Discover Day at Anita Gorman Conservation Center, 4750 Troost. Come for woodworking, knot tying, cooking, tree id and more. Call 816-759-7300 for more info.
 
0A
    At our last HOA meeting we had guests from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City. They were able to share some information with us on an Urban Renewal Plan that I think YOU NEED ALSO.
      WHAT is the process to establish an URBAN RENEWAL PLAN?
  In requesting an Urban Renewal Plan Area we would have to meet with a Development Services Specialist to see if this is an appropriate tool to foster redevelopment in an area. If this is determined, the applicant submits an application with a fee to engage the services of Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA). The LCRA will research the area, identify the blighting factors and write a plan with recommendations for the removal of the blighting factors.
  Once the Urban Renewal Plan is written, it is submitted to City staff for review of the plan and input regarding any planning, zoning and infrastructure issues in the plan area. City staff reviews and makes recommendations to City Planning for review and recommendations. After City Planning the plan is submitted to the LCRA Board for approval. If approved, LCRA will then submit the plan for=2 0final approval to the City Council. The Plan makes property ELIGIBLE for real property tax abatement, but does not automatically grant tax abatement.
Any feedback or questions can be called into the Office at 761-6050. More to come next week.
 
CENSUS Testing EVERY FRIDAY at Hillcrest Comm Center. Be there no later than 12:30 to register.
 
THANK YOU Rosehill for tending to our trees in the Memorial Strip. We look forward to a lovely, blooming area.
 
The Recycle Center in front of the Old WalMart is Open Wed-Sat from  9-5. Check their website for changes in materials they accept. Batteries are the biggest change with only rechargeable batteries being accepted.         www.Bridgingthegap.org
 
   Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Feb14 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Feb 10.
 
Those who have suffered are the best ableare the best able to help those who are suffering.
                          April Cushing

JAN 26, 2009

Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Jan 26, 2009
30-CENSUS Testing at Hillcrest Comm Center. Be there no later than 12:30 to register.
February
 
3-Day Book Club at Blue Ridge. 10am, Witch Child by Celia Rees.
9- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Silver Lies by Ann Parker,
10- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
12- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde.
13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside at 99th and Holmes, 7am-9am. Meet your City Coun cil People.
-NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills-Staff Development
-Angelfood Ministries money for February is DUE. Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church by 4pm.
14- Valentines Day…
-Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
16-Presidents Day. NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills. Hillcrest Comm Center CLOSED. TRASH ONE DAY LATE.
23-26- Hickman Early Childhood Screening for children 3 to 5 at Baptiste Ed Center.
25- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.
28- Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
-Angelfood Ministries Food for Feb ruary Pickup at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
-SCOUT Discover Day at Anita Gorman Conservation Center, 4750 Troost. Come for woodworking, knot tying, cooking, tree id and more. Call 816-759-7300 for more info.
 
    At our last HOA meeting we had guests from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City. They were able to share some information with us on an Urban Renewal Plan that I think YOU NEED ALSO.
      WHAT is an URBAN RENEWAL PLAN?
 Urban renewal plans are redevelopment plans whereby certain areas of the city have been identified and declared by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) and the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri to be blighted. These plans, therefore, also determine that the areas should be conserved and rehabilitated.  Out of many benefits to THIS PLAN is the ONE most beneficial to us - which is the tax abatement/ freeze for rehabilitation of property in the plan area. Any feedback or questions can be called into the Office at 761-6050. More to come next week.
 
CENSUS Testing EVERY FRIDAY at Hillcrest Comm Center. Be there no later than 12:30 to register.
 
The Recycle Center in front of the Old WalMart is Open Wed-Sat from  9-5. Check their website for change in materials they accept. Batteries are the biggest change.         www.Bridgingthegap.org
 
   Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN.
     Research has uncovered Ruskin Heights is 55 years old this year. Happy Birthday!!!
    &nbs p; POLICE REPORT: BE ALERT to YOUR surroundings. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CARS WARMING UNATTENDED.CALL 911 when needed.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Feb14 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Feb 10.
 
A small light can dispel great darkness.
                          April Cushing

JAN 19, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Jan 19, 2009
 
 
January
 
19-Martin Luther King Day- Hickman Mills School OFF, Blue Ridge Library OFF, Hillcrest Comm Center OFF.  TRASH ONE DAY LATE THIS WEEK.
20-Debt Management Seminar at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
20-23- Hickman Early Childhood Screening appointments for Febrary 23-26 Call 316-7127.
21- Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
22-Hickman Mills School Board, 7pm at the Admin Bldg.
24- Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
-        Angelfood For January Pickup from Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
28-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, What is the Matter with Kansas? By Thomas Frank.
 
February
 
3-Day Book Club at Blue Ridge. 10am, Witch Child by Celia Rees.
9- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Silver Lies by Ann Parker,
10- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
12- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde.
13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside at 99th and Holmes, 7am-9am. Meet your City Council People.
-NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills-Staff Development
-Angelfood Ministries money for February is DUE. Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church by 4pm.
14- Valentines Day…
-Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
16-Presidents Day. NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills. Hillcrest Comm Center CLOSED. TRASH ONE DAY LATE.
23-26- Hickman Early Childhood Screening for children 3 to 5 at Baptiste Ed Center.
25- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.
28- Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
-Angelfood Ministries Food for February Pickup at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
-SCOUT Discover Day at Anita Gorman Conservation Center, 4750 Troost. Come for woodworking, knot tying, cooking, tree id and more. Call 816-759-7300 for more info.
 
 
       Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN.
     Research has uncovered Ruskin Heights is 55 years old this year. Happy Birthday!!!
     The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office, 11229 Hickman Mills Dr. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. Your cooperation is appreciated.
      CAC Food needs :
After the Holiday Season the cupboards ARE bare. Be mindful of store specials to help replenish the Pantry. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
      POLICE REPORT: BE ALERT to YOUR surroundings. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CARS WARMING UNATTENDED.CALL 911 when needed.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Jan24 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Feb 10.
 
Fear hinders faith, but trust kindles confidence.
                          April Cushing

JAN 12, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Jan 12, 2009
 
 
January
 
15- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting at Administration Bldg at 7pm.
17- Leaf and Brush Site at Raytown Road and 470 Will CLOSED at end of Business TODAY until Mid-March.
19-Martin Luther King Day- Hickman Mills School OFF, Blue Ridge Library OFF, Hillcrest Comm Center OFF.  TRASH ONE DAY LATE THIS WEEK.
20-Debt Management Seminar at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
21- Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
24- Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
- Angelfood For January Pickup from Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
26-20SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
28-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, What is the Matter with Kansas? By Thomas Frank.
 
February
 
3-Day Book Club at Blue Ridge. 10am, Witch Child by Celia Rees.
9- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Silver Lies by Ann Parker,
10- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES Association Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
12- Day Time Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Big Over Easy by Jaspe r Fforde.
13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside at 99th and Holmes, 7am-9am. Meet your City Council People.
- NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills-Staff Development
14- Valentines Day…
-Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.
16-Presidents Day. NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills. Hillcrest Comm Center CLOSED. TRASH ONE DAY LATE.
25- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.
28- Community Service, 7:45am at Ruskin Center Dollar store till NOON.  
 
  Our January Home Association Meeting will have guests from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City to talk to us about possible plans we could qualify for. PLEASE come listen and bring your questions. They have projects that could REALLY help us as well as our surrounding area.
       Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN.
     Research has uncovered Ruskin Heights is 55 years old this year. Happy Birthday!!!
     The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. So if you have pop cans instead of putting them in the City recycle bring them up to the Office at 11229 Hickman Mills Dr.  Your cooperation is appreciated.
      CAC Food needs :
After the New Year the cupboards will be bare. Be mindful of store specials to help replenish the Pantry. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
      POLICE REPORT: BE ALERT to YOUR surroundings this Season. Thieves are waiting for you to make a mistake. CALL 911 when needed.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Jan24 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Feb 10.
 
In the beginning we make our habits, in the end our habits make us.
                          April Cushing

Jan 5, 2009

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Jan 5, 2009
 
 
January
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6- Hickman Mills School resumes for students.
6-Daytime book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Bookseller of Kabul by Ashe Seierstad.
8-Daytime Mystery Book Club a Blue Ridge Library, 10am, In a Strange City by Laura Lippman.
9-Office closed.
-Angelfood Money is DUE for January by 4pm. Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church 761-5441.
-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99th and Holmes, 7:30am-9am.
10- Community Service meeting at Ruskin Dollar Store at 7:45 am-noon.
12-Office Closed.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, L.A.Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker.
13-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
17- Leaf and Brush Site at Raytown Road and 470 Will CLOSED at end of Business TODAY until Mid-March.
19-Martin Luther King Day- Hickman Mills School OFF, Blue Ridge Library OFF, Hillcrest Comm Center OFF.  TRASH ONE DAY LATE THIS WEEK.
20-Debt Management Seminar at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
21- Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
24- Angelfood For January Pickup from Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
28-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, What is the Matter with Kansas? By Thomas Frank.
 
  Our January Home Association Meeting will have guests from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City to talk to us about possible plans we could qualify for. PLEASE come listen and bring your questions. They have projects that could REALLY help us as well as our surrounding area.
 
BILLS ARE OUT. IF you do not have yours -Call the Office at 761-6050. The WEBSITE has been updated. PLEASE visit it for your questions.
 
        Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware. Household trash is your two normal house trash bags to also cover small bulky that can be in a plastic bag no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. PLEASE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
 
         The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. So if you have pop cans instead of putting them in the City recycle bring them up to the Office at 11229 Hickman Mills Dr.  Your cooperation is appreciated.
      CAC Food needs :
After the New Year the cupboards will be bare. Be mindful of store specials to help replenish the Pantry. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
      POLICE: BE ALERT to YOUR surroundings this Season. Thieves are waiting for you to make a mistake. Take your new present boxes to the recycle center at the Old Walmart. Do not advertise your NEW purchases to the world. CALL 911 when needed.
Recycle Christmas trees
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Jan10 .
&nb sp;             Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is JAN 13.
 
When trouble grows, your character shows.
                          April Cushing

DEC 29, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
DEC 29, 2008 
 
 
January
1-2 Happy New Year. Office Closed. Library Closed.
2-Trash one day late due to Holiday-Mid year unlimited trash bag week.
6- Hickman Mills School resumes for students.
6-Daytime book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Bookseller of Kabul by Ashe Seierstad.
8-Daytime Mystery Book Club a Blue Ridge Library, 10am, In a Strange City by Laura Lippman.
9-Office closed.
-Angelfood Money is DUE for January by 4pm. Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church 761-5441.
-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99th and Holmes, 7:30am-9am.
10- Community Service meeting at Ruskin Dollar Store at 7:45 am-noon.
12-Office Closed.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, L.A.Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker.
13-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
20-Debt Management Seminar at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
21- Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
24- Angelfood For January Pickup from Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
28-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, What is the Matter with Kansas? By Thomas Frank.
 
  Our January Home Association Meeting will have guests from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City to talk to us about possible plans we could qualify for. PLEASE come listen and bring your questions. They have projects that could REALLY help us as well as our surrounding area.
 
BILLS ARE OUT. IF you do not have yours -Call the Office at 761-6050. The WEBSITE has been updated. PLEASE visit it for your questions.
 
        Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.Household trash is your two normal house trash  bags to also cover small bulky that=2 0can be in a plastic bag no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. PLEASE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
 
         The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. So if you have pop cans instead of putting them in the City recycle bring them up to the Office at 11229 Hickman Mills Dr.  Your cooperation is appreciated.
      CAC Food needs :
After the New Year the cupboards will be bare. Be mindful of store specials to help replenish the Pantry. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
     =2 0POLICE: BE ALERT to YOUR surroundings this Season. Thieves are waiting for you to make a mistake. DO NOT leave your car alone while warming and especially keep gifts, valuables in the trunk and out of sight. Take your new present boxes to the recycle center at the Old Walmart. Do not advertise your NEW purchases to the world. CALL 911 if you have any problems.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Jan10 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is JAN 13.
 
Have a wonderful New Year and may many blessings come your way in 09.
                          April Cushing

DEC 25, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
DEC 22, 2008 
 
December
 
 
25- Merry Christmas
26- Trash one day later due to Holiday.
25-26 Office will be closed. Library Closed.
27- NO Community Service.
 
January
1-2 Happy New Year. Office Closed. Library Closed.
2-Trash one day late due to Holiday-Mid year unlimited trash bag week.
5- Hickman School resumes.
6-Daytime book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Bookseller of Kabul by Ashe Seierstad.
8-Daytime Mystery Book Club a Blue Ridge Library, 10am, In a Strange City by Laura Lippman.
9-Office closed.
-Angelfood Money is DUE for January by 4pm. Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church 761-5441.
-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99th and Holmes, 7:30am-9am.
10- Community Service meeting at Ruskin Dollar Store at 7:45 am-noon.
12-Office Closed.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, L.A.Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker.
13-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
20-Debt Management Seminar at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
21- Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
24- Angelfood For January Pickup from Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
28-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, What is the Matter with Kansas? By Thomas Frank.
 
  Our January Home Association Meeting will have guests from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City to talk to us about possible plans we could qualify for. PLEASE come listen and bring your questions. They have projects that could REALLY help us as well as our surrounding area.
 
BILLS ARE OUT. IF you do not have yours -Call the Office at 761-6050. The WEBSITE has been updated. PLEASE visit it for your questions.
 
   The NEW Angelfood choices for January are out.
 
      Ruskin Trash Day is FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.
Household trash is your two normal house trash  bags to also cover small bulky that can be in a plastic bag no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. PLEA SE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
 
         The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. So if you have pop cans instead of putting them in the City recycle bring them up to the Office at 11229 Hickman Mills Dr.  Your cooperation is appreciated.
      CAC Food needs :
After the New Year the cupboards will be bare. Be mindful of store specials to help replenish the Pantry. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
      POLICE: BE ALERT to YOUR surroundings this Season. Thieves are waiting for you to make a mistake. DO NOT leave your car alone while warming and especially k eep gifts, valuables in the trunk and out of sight. Take your new present boxes to the recycle center at the Old Walmart. Do not advertise your NEW purchases to the world. CALL 911 if you have any problems.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Jan10 .
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is JAN 13.
 
Praise flows naturally from a grateful heart. Merry Christmas.                           April Cushing

DEC 15, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
DEC 15, 2008 
 
December
 
 
17- Mayors Christmas Tree, 6:30-8pm at Hillcreest Comm Center.
- NO Southern Comm Coalition.
20 Angelfood Pickup at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
22-Hickman Mills Schools OUT for Christmas break. Goes through Jan 2.
- NO SMA-CCO
25- Merry Christmas
26- Trash one day later due to Holiday.
25-26 Office will be closed. Library Closed.
27- NO Community Service.
 
January
1-2 Happy New Year. Office Closed. Library Closed.
2-Trash one day late due to Holiday-Mid year unlim ited trash bag week.
5- Hickman School resumes.
6-Daytime book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Bookseller of Kabul by Ashe Seierstad.
8-Daytime Mystery Book Club a Blue Ridge Library, 10am, In a Strange City by Laura Lippman.
9-Angelfood Money is DUE for January by 4pm. Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church 761-5441.
-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99th and Holmes, 7:30am-9am.
10- Community Service meeting at Ruskin Dollar Store at 7:45 am-noon.
12-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, L.A.Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker.
13-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
24- Angelfood For January Pickup from Mickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
28-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, What is the Matter with Kansas? By Thomas Fraqnk.
 
  Our January Home Association Meeting will have guests from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City to talk to us about possible plans we could qualify for. PLEASE come listen and bring your questions. They have projects that could REALLY help us as well as our surrounding area.
 
BILLS ARE OUT. IF you do not have yours -Call the Office at 761-605 0. The WEBSITE has been updated. PLEASE visit it for your questions.
 
   The NEW Angelfood choices for January are out.
 
      Ruskin Trash Day is NOW FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.
Household trash is your two normal house trash  bags to also cover small bulky that can be in a plastic bag no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. PLEASE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
 
         The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. So if you have pop cans instead of putting them in the City recycle bring them up to the Office at 11229 Hickman Mills Dr.  Your cooperation is appreciated.
     Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
      CAC Food needs :
Christmas Store suggestions are out. Do NOT forget the gloves, socks and hats. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
      POLICE:  If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. This last weekend we clean the yards of some foreclosure homes and did litter patrol. Our Team Leaders were LaRieta Boyer, Kathy Alivernia, Goldie Wilder, Jerry Mitchell, Tim & April Cushing. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Jan10 .
             &nbs p;Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is JAN 13.
 
A righteous heart is the fountain of beauty.
April Cushing

DEC 8, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
DEC 8, 2008 
 
December
 
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11-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall.
12-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Council People, 7:30AM.
12- Curb-side Leaf and Brush City Pickup. No more than 15 paper bags or four foot bundled twine tied sticks.
13- Community Service starts at 7:45am in front of Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Work is from 8am-Noon.
17- Mayors Christmas Tree, 6:30-8pm at Hillcreest Comm Center.
- NO Southern Comm Coalition.
20 Angelfood Pickup at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
22- NO SMA-CCO
25- Merry Christmas
25-26 Office will be closed.
27- NO Community Service.
=0 A
 
January
1-Happy New Year. Office Closed.
6-Daytime book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Bookseller of Kabul by Ashe Seierstad.
8-Daytime Mystery Book Club a Blue Ridge Library, 10am, In a Strange City by Laura Lippman.
9-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99th and Holmes, 7:30am-9am.
10- Community Service meeting at Ruskin Dollar Store at 7:45 am-noon.
12-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, L.A.Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker.
13-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
28-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, What is the Matter with Kansas? By Thomas Fraqnk.
 
 
BILLS ARE OUT. IF you do not have yours -Call the Office at 761-6050. The WEBSITE has been updated. PLEASE visit it for your questions.
 
      Ruskin Trash Day is NOW FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.
Household trash is your two normal house trash and small bulky that can be in a plastic bag a week no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. Leaf and Brush Curbside of leaves and brush that are in PAPER BAGS, or limbs no longer than four feet long tied with twine. The limit is 15 items of either paper bags or tied limbs. PLEASE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
 
         The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. So if you have pop cans instead of putting them in the City recycle bring them up to the Office at 11229 Hickman Mills Dr.  Your cooperation is appreciated.
          Be Alert when starting your furnaces this year. If you need someone to check your furnace out this season Call the Office. Check your carbon monoxide detectors,20too. Be extra careful if you burn wood in Ruskin Homes. These are 50 year old tinder boxes. Free smoke alarms are available through the Fire Dept or by calling us for the forms. BE SAFE and WARM.          
     Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
      CAC Food needs :
Christmas Store suggestions are out. Do NOT forget the gloves, socks and hats. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
     If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
    &nb sp; DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Dec 13. Dec 13 will be the last Saturday for this year. January we will restart.
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is JAN 13.
 
True love dares to confront and correct.
April Cushing

NOV 24, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
NOV 24, 2008 
 
November
 
< div class="MsoNormal">26-KUDL Christmas in the SKY at Longview Lake.
-Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan.
26-28 Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving.
27-Thanksgiving Day- Hillcrest Comm Center, Blue Ridge Library and Post Office are ALL Closed.
28-Hillcrest CLOSED.
27- Dec 5 Office will be closed.
 
December
 
2-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
5-Angelfood money is DUE for December.< /o:p>
-THE COLORS OF CHRISTMAS, CBC Christmas Concert at Red Bridge Baptist Church, 4901 Red Bridge Rd, 7:30pm. Adults $10.00, children $7.00. For more info call 816-322-0110.
8- Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett.
9- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSSOC Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
11-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall.
12-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Council People, 7:30AM.
- - Curb-side Leaf and Brush City Pickup. No more than 15 paper bags or four foot bundled twine tied sticks.
13- Community Service starts at 7:45am in front of Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Work is from 8am-Noon.
17- Mayors Christmas Tree , 6:30-8pm at Hillcreest Comm Center.
- NO Southern Comm Coalition.
20 Angelfood Pickup at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
 
BILLS ARE OUT. IF you do not get yours within days, Call the Office at 761-6050. The WEBSITE has been updated. PLEASE visit it for your questions.
 
      Ruskin Trash Day is NOW FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.
Household trash is your two normal house trash and small bulky that can be in a plastic bag a week no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. Leaf and Brush Curbside are leaves and brush that are in PAPER BAGS, or limbs no longer than four feet long tied with twine. The limit is 15 items of either paper bags or tied limbs. PLEASE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
       If you are looking for a reasonable cost Christmas Basket to donate to our community food bank, Angelfood Ministry is the easy way to go. There are many selections and they are reasonable in cost. PLEASE Call Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church Monday – Friday from8:30am-4pm.
         The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. So if you have pop cans instead of putting them in the City recycle bring them up to the Office at 11229 Hickman Mills Dr your cooperation is appreciated.
          Be Alert when starting your furnaces this year. If you need someone to check your furnace out this season Call the Office. Check your carbon monoxide detectors, too. Be extra careful if you burn wood in Ruskin Homes. These are 50 year old tinder boxes. Free smoke alarms are available through the Fire Dept or by calling us for the forms. BE SAFE and WARM.          
     Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of ALL food items and personal hygiene items. Christmas Store suggestions are out. Do NOT forget the gloves, socks and hats. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be upon us. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
             ALL20City Forms for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City are no longer accepting applications.    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. Sat Nov 22 we helped Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church, as well as some community trash pickup. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Dec 13. Dec 13 will be th e last Saturday for this year. January we will restart.
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is DEC 9.
 
Be Thankful for what we have this Season. Happy Thanksgiving.
 
April Cushing

NOV 17, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
NOV 17, 2008 
 
November
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19- Funkhouser Town Hall at 6pm. Regular Southern Communities Coalition starts 7pm, Baptiste Education Center.
20- Hickman School District School Board Meeting,7pm, Admin Center.
22- Community Service starts at 7:45am in front of Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Work is from 8am-Noon. We will have indoor work this week.
23- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Grace Point Church at 6pm. Donations will go to CAC food pantry. Join us as we lift our voices in Thanks.
24-St Matthew CCO at St Matthew Apostle , 7pm, 8001 Longview.
26-KUDL Christmas in the SKY at Longview Lake.
-Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan.
26-28 Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving.
27-Thanksgiving Day- Hillcrest Comm20Center, Blue Ridge Library and Post Office are ALL Closed.
28-Hillcrest and Library will re-open.
27- Dec 5 Office will be closed.
 
December
 
2-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
8- Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett.
9- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSSOC Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
11-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall.
12-2n d Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Council People, 7:30AM.
- Curb-side Leaf and Brush City Pickup. No more than 15 paper bags or four foot bundled twine tied sticks.
13- Community Service starts at 7:45am in front of Dollar General in Ruskin Center. Work is from 8am-Noon.
17- NO Southern Comm Coalition.
 
 
      Ruskin Trash Day is NOW FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.
Household trash is your two normal house trash and small bulky that can be in a plastic bag a week no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. Leaf and Brush Curbside are leaves and brush that are in PAPER BAGS, or limbs no longer than four feet long tied with twine. The limit is 15 items of either paper bags or tied limbs. PLEASE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
         The Community Wide Thanksgiving Service will be on SUNDAY, Nov 23 at 6pm at Grace Point Church. Donations will go to our LOCAL FOOD BANK-CAC.
         The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. So if you have pop cans instead of putting them in the City recycle bring them up to the Office at 11229 Hickman Mills Dr your cooperation is appreciated.
          Be Alert when starting your furnaces this year. If you need someone to check your furnace out this season Call the Office. Check your carbon monoxide detectors, too. Be extra careful if you burn wood in Rus kin Homes. These are 50 year old tinder boxes. Free smoke alarms are available through the Fire Dept or by calling us for the forms. BE SAFE and WARM.          
     Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
        Parents of school age children PLEASE look into the Missouri Health Insurance Program for Children. It is income qualified and will cover well-child checks and more. Call 1-888-275-5908.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of ALL food items and personal hygiene items. Christmas Store suggestions are out. Do NOT forget the gloves, socks and hats. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. Thanksgiving a nd Christmas will soon be upon us. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
             ALL City Forms for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City are no longer accepting applications.    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and0Aphone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Nov 22. Dec 13 will be the last saturday for this year.
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is DEC 9.
 
Anger is just one letter short of danger.
 
April Cushing

NOV 10, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
NOV 11, 2008 
 
November
13-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 10am, Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Councilpeople,7:30AM.
15- First City Curbside Leaf and Brush Pickup. Remember 4 foot bundles tied no more than 40 lbs and paper leaf sacks with a total of bundles and or sacks no more than 15 items. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you have any questions. Sat because of HOLIDAY.
19- Funkhouser Town Hall at 6pm. Regular Southern Communities Coalition starts 7pm, Baptiste Education Center.
20- Hickman School District School Board Meeting,7pm, Admin Center.
23- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Grace Point Church at 6pm. Donations will go to CAC food pantry. Join us as we lift our voices in Thanks.
24-St Matthew CCO at St Matthew Apostle , 7pm, 8001 Longview.
26-KUDL Christmas in the SKY at Longview Lake.
-Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan.
26-28 Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving.
27- Dec 5 Office will be closed.
 
December
 
2-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
8- Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett.
9- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSSOC Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
11-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall.
12-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Councilpeople,7:30AM.
- Curb-side Leaf and Brush City Pickup. No more than 15 paper bags or four foot bundled twine tied sticks.
 
 
 
      Ruskin Trash Day is NOW FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.
Household trash is your two normal house trash and small bulky that can be in a plastic bag a week no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. Leaf and Brush Curbside are leaves and brush that are in PAPER BAGS, or limbs no longer than four feet long tied with twine. The limit is 15 items of either paper bags or tied limbs. PLEASE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
         The Community Wide Thanksgiving Service will be on SUNDAY, Nov 23 at 6pm at Grace Point Church. Donations will go to our LOCAL FOOD BANK-CAC.
         The Home Association NOW has a blue trash bin at the side of the NEW Office. This is for recycling aluminum cans to be used for gas to work Community Service. So if you have pop cans instead of putting them in the City recycle bring them up to the Office at 11229 Hickman Mills Dr your cooperation is appreciated.
          Be Alert when starting your furnaces this year. If you need someone to check your furnace out this season Call the Office. Check your carbon monoxide detectors, too. Be extra careful if you burn wood in Ruskin Homes. These are 50 year old tinder boxes. Free smoke alarms are available through the Fire Dept or by calling us for the forms. BE SAFE and WARM.          
     Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
        Parents of school age children PLEASE look into the Missouri Health Insurance Program for Children. It is income qualified and will cover well-child checks and more. Call 1-888-275-5908.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of ALL food items and personal hygiene items. Christmas Store suggestions are out. Do NOT forget the gloves, socks and hats. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be upon us. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
             New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email 
www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Nov 22. Dec 13 will be the last saturday for this year.
              Our website is 
http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is DEC 9.
 
Anger is just one letter short of danger.
 
April Cushing

NOV 3, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
NOV 3, 2008 
 
November
10-Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall.
11- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC BI-ANNUAL Meeting, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center. New Board Members will be chosen. Tax hints for the end of the year and smoke detector info.
12-McCaskill Staff will talk at Hillcrest Comm Center on DTV Transition 11:30am-12:30pm.
13-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 10am, Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Councilpeople,7:30AM.
15- First City Curbside Leaf and Brush Pickup. Remember 4 foot bundles tied no more than 40 lbs and paper leaf sacks with a total of bundles and or sacks no more than 15 items. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you have any questions. Sat because of HOLIDAY.
23- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Grace Point Church at 6pm. Donations will go to CAC food pantry. Join us as we lift our voices in Thanks.
26-KUDL Christmas in the SKY at Longview Lake.
-Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan.
26-28 Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving.
27- Dec 5 Office will be closed.
 
      Ruskin Trash Day is NOW FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.
Household trash is your two normal house trash and small bulky that can be in a plastic bag a week no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. Leaf and Brush Curbside are leaves and brush that are in PAPER BAGS, or limbs no longer than four feet long tied with twine. The limit is 15 items of either paper bags or tied limbs. PLEASE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
        Flu Shot Season is here. Be alert to upcoming dates at Blue Ridge Library and surrounding groceries and drug stores and the KCMO Health Dept. Take advantage of early immunization.
        Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
        Parents of school age children PLEASE look into the Missouri Health Insurance Program for Children. It is income qualified and will cover well-child checks and more. Call 1-888-275-5908.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of ALL food items and personal hygiene items. Christmas Store suggestions are out. Do NOT forget the gloves, socks and hats. Contact Pam at 763-3277 X 108 for any questions. Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be upon us. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
         The Community Wide Thanksgiving Service will be on SUNDAY, Nov 23 at 6pm at Grace Point Church. Donations will go to our LOCAL FOOD BANK-CAC.
             New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Nov 8.
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is DEC 9.
 
The only certainty in life is change…….
 
April Cushing

OCT 27, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
October 27, 2008 
October
 
14-EARLY VOTING at Community of Christ, 9801 Blue Ridge Blvd. Open Monday – Friday, 10am-7pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. You MUST have valid reason to vote early.
 
30-Hickman Mills School CSD-1 NO SCHOOL K-5.
-Red Cross FLU SHOT at Red Bridge Library. 1-3pm, $25.00.
31-Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL K-12.
 
November
1-Day of the Dead Celebration at Hillcrest Comm Center from 4:30pm-6pm. Bring photos and mementos for the altar of someone who has passed on. Eric at 784-7000.
2-Daylight Savings Time FALLS BACK. BE sure to CHECK the BATTERIES in your smoke detectors as well as the DETECTORS themselves.
4- BE INFORMED –GO VOTE.
-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
10-Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall.
11- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC BI-ANNUAL Meeting, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center. New Board Members will be chosen. Tax hints for the end of the year and smoke detector info.
13-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 10am, Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Councilpeople,7:30AM.
15- First City Curbside Leaf and Brush Pickup. Remember 4 foot bundles tied no more than 40 lbs and paper leaf sacks with a total of bundles and or sacks no more than 15 items. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you have any questions. Sat because of HOLIDAY.
23- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Grace Point Church at 6pm. Donations will go to CAC food pantry. Join us as we lift our voices in Thanks.
26-Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge,7pm, Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan.
26-28 Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving.
 
 
        Early voting has begun. PLEASE, PLEASE be informed and VOTE. If you are elderly and NEED a ride on election day contact Shirley at 761-3278 by Friday, Oct 31,
     
      Ruskin Trash Day is NOW FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.
Household trash is your two normal house trash and small bulky that can be in a plastic bag a week no more than 40 lbs each. Bulky trash is the oversized household items like furniture and appliances—NO boxes or plastic bags. Leaf and Brush Curbside are leaves and brush that are in PAPER BAGS, or limbs no longer than four feet long tied with twine. The limit is 15 items of either paper bags or tied limbs. PLEASE be alert to the PROPER DAY for EACH SERVICE.
        Flu Shot Season is quickly approaching. Be alert to upcoming dates at Blue Ridge Library and surrounding groceries and drug stores and the KCMO Health Dept. Take advantage of early immunization.
        Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
        Parents of school age children PLEASE look into the Missouri Health Insurance Program for Children. It is income qualified and will cover well-child checks and more. Call 1-888-275-5908.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of ALL food items and personal hygiene items. Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be upon us. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
         The Community Wide Thanksgiving Service will be on SUNDAY, Nov 23 at 6pm at Grace Point Church. Donations will go to our LOCAL FOOD BANK-CAC.
             New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be Nov 8.
              Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our Board of Director Meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center  7pm.  The next meeting is DEC 9.
 
Adversities are often blessings in disguise.
 
April Cushing

OCT 20, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
October 20, 2008 
October
 
14-EARLY VOTING at Community of Christ, 9801 Blue Ridge Blvd. Open Monday – Friday, 10am-7pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. You MUST have valid reason to vote early.
 
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
23-KCMO Health Department will have a drive thru Flu Clinic at Hillcrest Comm Center from 11am-8pm. Cost is $20.00. For more info call KCMO Health Dept at 513-6219.
25- Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10am-noon. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested.
-Angelfood Pick-up for October at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church.
27- CCO at St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
30-Hickman Mills School CSD-1 NO SCHOOL K-5.
-Red Cross FLU SHOT at Red Bridge Library. 1-3pm, $25.00.
31-Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SC HOOL K-12.
 
November
1-Day of the Dead Celebration at Hillcrest Comm Center from 4:30pm-6pm. Bring photos and mementos for the altarof someone who has passed on. Eric at 784-7000.
2-Daylight Savings Time FALLS BACK. BE sure to CHECK the BATTERIES in your smoke detectors.
4- BE INFORMED –GO VOTE.
-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
10-Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall.
11- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC BI-ANNUAL Meeting, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center. New Board Members will be chosen.
13-Daytime MysteryBook Club at Blue Ridge, 10am, Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Councilpeople,7:30AM.
15- First City Curbside Leaf and Brush Pickup. Remember 4 foot bundles tied no more than 40 lbs and paper leaf sacks with a total of bundles and or sacks no more than 15 items. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you have any questions. Sat because of HOLIDAY.
23- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Grace Point Church at 6pm. Donations will go to CAC food pantry. Join us as we lift our voices in Thanks.
26-Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge,7pm, Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan.
26-28 Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving.
 
 
        Early voting has begun. PLEASE, PLEASE be informed and VOTE. If you are elderly and NEED a ride contact Shirley at 761-3278.
     
      Ruskin Trash Day is NOW FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given TICKETS. PLEASE be aware.
     For any CITY complaints concerning trash, bulky, animal control or the new charges at Leaf & Brush CALL 3-1-1 and get a confirmation number. For persistent problems get your City number first then call the Office.
        Flu Shot Season is quickly approaching. Be alert to upcoming dates at Blue Ridge Library and surrounding groceries and drug stores and the KCMO Health Dept. Take advantage of early immunization.
&nb sp;       Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
        Parents of school age children PLEASE look into the Missouri Health Insurance Program for Children. It is income qualified and will cover well-child checks and more. Call 1-888-275-5908.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of ALL food items and personal hygiene items. Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be upon us. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
         The Community Wide Thanksgiving Service will be on SUNDAY, Nov 23 at 6pm at Grace Point Church. Donations will go to our LOCAL FOOD BANK-CAC.
              New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol.  These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for=2 0everybody. Our next weekend will be OCT 25.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is NOV 11, our BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting.
 
Difficulties tend to call out great qualities.
 
April Cushing

OCT 14,2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
October 14, 2008 
October
 
14-EARLY VOTING at Community of Christ, 9801 Blue Ridge Blvd. Open Monday – Friday, 10am-7pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. You MUST have valid reason to vote early.
16-Hickman Mills School District Board Meeting, Admin Bldg, 7pm.
18- Ali Kemp Foundation will present Defense Training at Hillcrest Comm Center, 10:30am. Please register at 784-7000.
-Community Give-a-Way Outreach at The Church of God 7th Day at 9207 Old Santa Fe Road from 2-4pm. For more info call Pastor Israel at 816-876-5500.
-Community Festival at Grace Point Church at 4pm with entertainment at 6pm, worship at 6:45pm.This will be outside. If it is cold or rainy it will be cancelled. Call 816-761-4342 for more info.
20-Red Cross FLU SHOTS at The View-Grandview, 1:30pm-3:30pm, $25.00.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
23-KCMO Health Department will have a drive thru Flu Clinic at Hillcrest Comm Center from 11am-8pm. Cost is $20.00. For more info call KCMO Health Dept at 513-6219.
25- Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10am-noon. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested.
-Angelfood Pick-up for October at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church.
27- CCO at St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
30-Hickman Mills School CSD-1 NO SCHOOL K-5.
-Red Cross FLU SHOT at Red Bridge Library. 1-3pm, $25.00.
31-Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL K-12.
 
November
2-Daylight Savings Time FALLS BACK. BE sure to CHECK the BATTERIES in your smoke detectors.
4- BE INFORMED –GO VOTE.
11- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC BI-ANNUAL Meeting, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center. New Board Members will be chosen.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Councilpeople,7:30AM.
15- First City Curbside Leaf and Brush Pickup. Remember 4 foot bundles tied no more than 40 lbs and paper leaf sacks with a total of bundles and or sacks no more than 15 items. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you have any questions.
23- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Grace Point Church at 6pm. Donations will go to CAC food pantry. Join us as we lift our voices in Thanks.
26-28 Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving.
 
 
        Early voting has begun. PLEASE, PLEASE be informed and VOTE. If you are elderly and NEED a ride contact Shirley at 761-3278.
     
      Rus kin Trash Day is NOW FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given tickets. PLEASE be aware.
     For any CITY complaints concerning trash, bulky, animal control or the new charges at Leaf & Brush CALL 3-1-1 and get a confirmation number. For persistent problems get your City number first then call the Office.
      The WAVE is coming. Be alert to your water meter change. Be sure to run plenty of water through all faucets etc to eliminate the residue.
        Red Cross is in the area giving away smoke alarms. Be sure to identify the person completely before letting anyone in YOUR home.
        Flu Shot Season is quickly approaching. Be alert to upcoming dates at Blue Ridge Library and surrounding groceries and drug stores and the KCMO Health Dept. Take advantage of early immunization.
        Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
        Parents of school age children PLEASE look into the Missouri Health Insurance Program for Children. It is income qualified and will cover well-child checks and more. Call 1-888-275-5908.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of ALL food items and personal hygiene items. Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be upon us. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
             New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines=2 0must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. This weekend we cleaned streets. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be OCT 25.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is NOV 11, our BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting.
 
True compassion will put love into action.                                                          
 
April Cushing

OCT 6, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
October 6, 2008 
October
7-13 The Office will be closed.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am,King of Lies by John Hart.
10-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Councilpeople,7:30AM.
- Angelfood Money is due for October at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church, 8:30am-4pm.
11-Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, 15915 W. 143rd Street, Olathe, Free of charge.
12- The Heart of America Walk for the Hungry, the CROP WALK will be a Loose Park. Some of the proceeds will come back to our local food pantry.
13-Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith.
14-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
15- FLU SHOTS at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Insurance, Medicare or $25.00.
-Southern Communities Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
16-Hickman Mills School District Board Meeting, Admin Bldg, 7pm.
18- Ali Kemp Foundation will present Defense Training at Hillcrest Comm Center, 10:30am. Please register at 784-7000.
-Community Give-a-Way Outreach at The Church of God 7th Day at 9207 Old Santa Fe Road from 2-4pm. For more info call Pastor Israel at 816-876-5500.
-Community Festival at Grace Point Church at 4pm with entertainment at 6pm, worship at 6:45pm.This will be outside. If it is cold or rainy it will be cancelled. Call 816-761-4342 for more info.
20-Red Cross FLU SHOTS at The View-Grandview, 1:30pm-3:30pm, $25.00.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
23-KCMO Health Department will have a drive thru Flu Clinic at Hillcrest Comm Center from 11am-8pm. Cost is $20.00. For more info call KCMO Health Dept at 513-6219.
25- Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10am-noon. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested.
-Angelfood Pick-up for October at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church.
27- CCO at St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
30-Hickman Mills School CSD-1 NO SCHOOL K-5.
-Red Cross FLU SHOT at Red Bridge Library. 1-3pm, $25.00.
31-Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL K-12.
 
November
2-Daylight Savings Time FALLS BACK. BE sure to CHECK the BATTERIES in your smoke detectors.
4- BE INFORMED –GO VOTE.
11- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center. New Board Members will be chosen.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 99TH and Holmes, with our Councilpeople,7:30AM.
15- First City Curbside Leaf and Brush Pickup. Remember 4 foot bundles tied no more than 40 lbs and paper leaf sacks with a total of bundles and or sacks=2 0no more than 15 items. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you have any questions.
23- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Grace Point Church at 6pm. Donations will go to CAC food pantry. Join us as we lift our voices in Thanks.
26-28 Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving.
 
 
 
RECENT POSTCARDS HAVE INFORMED US OUR TUESDAY TRASH DAY HAS CHANGED TO FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Items are NOT to be on the street until the day BEFORE pickup. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given tickets. PLEASE be aware.
     For any CITY complaints concerning trash, bulky, animal control or the new charges at Leaf & Brush CALL 3-1-1 and get a confi rmation number. For persistent problems get your City number first then call the Office.
      The WAVE is coming. Be alert to your water meter change. Be sure to run plenty of water through all faucets etc to eliminate the residue.
        Red Cross is in the area giving away smoke alarms. Be sure to identify the person completely before letting anyone in YOUR home.
        Flu Shot Season is quickly approaching. Be alert to upcoming dates at Blue Ridge Library and surrounding groceries and drug stores and the KCMO Health Dept. Take advantage of early immunization.
        Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
        Parents of school a ge children PLEASE look into the Missouri Health Insurance Program for Children. It is income qualified and will cover well-child checks and more. Call 1-888-275-5908.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of ALL food items and personal hygiene items. Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be upon us. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
             New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. This weekend we helped at the Neighborhood Cleanup. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be OCT 11.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Oct 14 . Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                   
 
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.                                                                    April Cushing

SEPT 29, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
October 1, 2008 
October
1-FLU SHOTS at Blue Ridge Library,10am, Insurance, Medicare or $25.00.
2-Voter Registration at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10am-3pm.
7-13 The Office will be closed.
7-Daytime Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.
8-Red Cross FLU SHOTS at Grandview Library, 10am-noon, $25.00.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am,King of Lies by John Hart.
10- Angelfood Money is due for October at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church, 8:30am-4pm.
11-Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, 15915 W. 143rd Street, Olathe, Free of charge.
12- The Heart of America Walk for the Hungry, the CROP WALK will be a Loose Park. Some of the proceeds will come back to our local food pantry.
13-Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith.
14-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
15- FLU SHOTS at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Insurance, Medicare or $25.00.
-Southern Communities Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
16-Hickman Mills School District Board Meeting, Admin Bldg, 7pm.
18- Ali Kemp Foundation will present Defense Training at Hillcrest Comm Center, 10:30am. Please register at 784-7000.
-Community Give-a-Way Outreach at The Church of God 7th Day at 9207 Old Santa Fe Road from 2-4pm. For more info call Pastor Israel at 816-876-5500.
-Community Festival at Grace Point Church at 4pm with entertainment at 6pm, worship at 6:45pm.This will be outside. If it is cold or rainy it will be cancelled. Call 816-761-4342 for more info.
20-Red Cross FLU SHOTS at The View-Grandview, 1:30pm-3:30pm, $25.00.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
23-KCMO Health Department will have a drive thru Flu Clinic at Hillcrest Comm Center from 11am-8pm. Cost is $20.00. For more info call KCMO Health Dept at 513-6219.
25- Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10am-noon. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested.
-Angelfood Pick-up for October at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church.
27- CCO at St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
30-Hickman Mills School CSD-1 NO SCHOOL K-5.
-Red Cross FLU SHOT at Red Bridge Library. 1-3pm, $25.00.
31-Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL K-12.
 
November
2-Daylight Savings Time FALLS BACK. BE sure to CHECK the BATTERIES in your smoke detectors.
11- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center. New Board Members will be chosen.
15- First City Curbside Leaf and Brush Pickup. Remember 4 foot bundles tied no more than 40 lbs and paper leaf sacks with a total of bundles and or sacks no more than 15 items. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you have any questions.
23- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Grace Point Church at 6pm. Donations will go to CAC food pantry. Join us as we lift our voices in Thanks.
26-28 Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving.
 
 
 
RECENT POSTCARDS HAVE INFORMED US OUR TUESDAY TRASH DAY HAS CHANGED TO FRIDAY. CALL 3-1-1 for Bulky appointments. They will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given tickets. PLEASE be aware.
     For any CITY complaints concerning trash, bulky, animal control or the new charges at Leaf & Brush CALL 3-1-1 and get a confirmation number. For persistent problems get your City number first then call the Office.
      The WAVE is coming. Be alert to your water meter change.
        Red Cross is in the area giving away smoke alarms. Be sure to identify the person completely before letting anyone in YOUR home.
        Flu Shot Season is quickly approaching. Be alert to upcoming dates at Blue Ridge Library and surrounding groceries and drug stores. Take advantage of early immunization.
        Cell Phone Numbers have gone public. To prevent this, call 1-888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This blocks your number for 5 years, otherwise you will be charged for these unwanted incoming calls.
        Parents of school age children PLEASE look into the Missouri Health Insurance Program for Children. It is income qualified and will cover well-child checks and more. Call 1-888-275-5908.
        We are preparing to update our records before the fall billing. As per the BY LAWS we are only responsible for the last known address in our files. PLEASE if you have sold or plan to sell your property in the near future, let the Office know.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of ALL food items and personal hygiene items. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
             New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. Deadline is fast approaching.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. This weekend we helped at the Neighborhood Cleanup. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody. Our next weekend will be OCT 11.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Oct 14 . Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                   
 
You have not really learned the Word until you live the Word.                                                                     April Cushing

SEPT 22, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
September 22, 2008
September
 
 
27- CCO NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN UP at St Matthews, 8001 Longview - Leaves and brush, tire drop off, canned food drive for CAC and ABOP at Smith-Hale from 8am-noon.
- Angelfood pickup for Sept will be from 9am-11am at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church.
 
October
1-FLU SHOTS at Blue Ridge Library,10am, Insurance, Medicare or $25.00.
7-Daytime Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am,King of Lies by John Hart.
13-Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith.
14-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
15- FLU SHOTS at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Insurance, Medicare or $25.00.
-Southern Communities Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
16-Hickman Mills School District Board Meeting, Admin Bldg, 7pm.
18- Ali Kemp Foundation will present Defense Training at Hillcrest Comm Center, 10:30am. Please register at 784-7000.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
25 Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10am-noon. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested.
27- CCO at St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
30-Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL K-5.
31-Hickman Mills School CSD-1-NO SCHOOL K-12.
 
RECENT POSTCARDS HAVE INFORMED US OUR TUESDAY TRASH DAY HAS CHANGED TO FRIDAY. Bulky appointments will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month. Late/early Bulky out at the curb will be given tickets. PLEASE be aware.
     For any CITY complaints concerning trash, bulky, animal control or the new charges at Leaf & Brush CALL 3-1-1 and get a confirmation number. For persistent problems get your City number first then call the Office.
      The WAVE is coming. Be alert to your water meter change.
        Red Cross is in the area giving away smoke alarms. Be sure to identify the person completely before letting anyone in YOUR home.
        Flu Shot Season is quickly approaching. Be alert to upcoming dates at Blue Ridge Library and surrounding groceries and drug stores. Take advantage of early immunization.
        We are preparing to update our records before the fall billing. As per the BY LAWS we are only responsible for the last known address in our files. PLEASE if you have sold or plan to sell your property in the near future, let the Office know.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of the following items: boxed dinners-mac n cheese, etc; tomatoes and tomato products, spaghetti, pork and beans, red beans, chili beans, canned corn, dry or can milk, personal hygiene items, rice, cake mixes, jello and pudding mixes. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
             New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. These coupons can be redeemed at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. Time is running out. Make sure you are ready for the TV switch over.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. Our next weekend will be Sept 27. We will be working the Clean up at St. Matthews. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Oct 14 . Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                   
 
There is nothing so kingly as kindness; there is nothing so royal as truth.
                                                                     April Cushing

SEPT 15, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
September 15, 2008
September
 
17- Southern Communities Coalition meeting at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
20- Political Picnic at Benjamin Stables.
22- CCO-St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
24-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, Color of Water by James McBride.
27- CCO Neighborhood Cleanup at St Matthews, 8001 Longview. Leaves and brush, tire drop off, canned food drive for CAC from 8am-noon.
- Angelfood pickup for Sept will be from 9am-11am at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church..
 
October
1-FLU SHOTS at Blue Ridge Library,10am, Insurance, Medicare or $25.00.
7-Daytime Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am,King of Lies by John Hart.
13-Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith.
14-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
15- FLU SHOTS at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Insurance, Medicare or $25.00.
-Southern Communities Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
16-Hickman Mills School District Board Meeting, Admin Bldg, 7pm.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
25 Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10am-noon. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested.
27- CCO at St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
 
RECENT POSTCARDS HAVE INFORMED US OUR TUESDAY TRASH DAY HAS CHANGED TO FRIDAY STARTING SEPTEMBER 5. Bulky appointments will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month.
     For any CITY complaints concerning trash, bulky, animal control or the new charges at Leaf & Brush CALL 3-1-1 and get a confirmation number. For persistent problems get your City number first then call the Office.
     
        Flu Shot Season is quickly approaching. Be alert to upcoming dates at Blue Ridge Library and surrounding groceries and drug stores. Take advantage of early immunization.
        We are preparing to update our records before the fall billing. As per the BY LAWS we are only responsible for the last known address in our files. PLEASE if you have sold or plan to sell your property in the near future, let the Office know.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of the following items- tomatoes and tomato products, spaghetti, pork and beans, red beans, chili beans, canned corn, dry or can milk, personal hygiene items, rice, cake mixes, jello and pudding mixes. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
             New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. These coupons can be redeemed at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. Time is running out. Make sure you are ready for the TV switch over.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. Our next weekend will be Sept 27. September we will work in preparation for the Neighborhood Cleanup. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. Team Leaders for Sept 13 were Clyde Envig, Jerry Mitchell, Tim & April Cushing and Shirley Cox from the City Managers Office. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Oct 14 . Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                   
 
Slander seeks to destroy, rebuke seeks to restore.
                                                                     April Cushing

SEPT 8, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
September 8, 2008
September
11-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 10am, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.
12-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am.
13- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
17- Southern Communities Coalition meeting at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
22- CCO-St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
24-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, Color of Water by James McBride.
27- CCO Neighborhood Cleanup at St Matthews, 8001 Longview. Leaves and brush, tire drop off, canned food drive for CAC from 8am-noon.
- Angelfood pickup for Sept will be from 9am-11am at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church..
 
October
1-FLU SHOTS at Blue Ridge Library,10am, Insurance, Medicare or $25.00.
7-Daytime Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.
9-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am,King of Lies by John Hart.
13-Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm,Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith.
14-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOC, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
15- FLU SHOTS at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Insurance, Medicare or $25.00.
-Southern Communities Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
16-Hickman Mills School District Board Meeting, Admin Bldg, 7pm.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.
25 Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10am-noon. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested.
27- CCO at St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
 
RECENT POSTCARDS HAVE INFORMED US OUR TUESDAY TRASH DAY HAS CHANGED TO FRIDAY STARTING SEPTEMBER 5. Bulky appointments will be picked up the SECOND FRIDAY of every month.
     For any CITY complaints concerning trash, bulky, animal control or the new charges at Leaf & Brush CALL 3-1-1 and get a confirmation number. For persistent problems get your City number first then call the Office.
     
        Flu Shot Season is quickly approaching. Be alert to upcoming dates at Blue Ridge Library and surrounding groceries and drug stores. Take advantage of early immunization.
        We are preparing to update our records before the fall billing. As per the BY LAWS we are only responsible for the last known address in our files. PLEASE if you have sold or plan to sell your property in the near future, let the Office know.
      CAC Food needs :
Now that school has started CAC is desperately in need of the following items- tomatoes and tomato products, spaghetti, pork and beans, red beans, chili beans, canned corn, dry or can milk, personal hygiene items, rice, cake mixes, jello and pudding mixes. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
             New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
    A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email 
www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. These coupons can be redeemed at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. Time is running out. Make sure you are ready for the TV switch over.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. Our next weekend will be Sept 13. September we will work in preparation for the Neighborhood Cleanup. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon meeting at the Dollar General in Ruskin Center. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is 
http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Oct 14 . Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                   
 
If you really care, you will want to share.
                                                        April Cushing

SEPT 1, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
September 1, 2008
September
5- Angelfood monies are due for September. Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church at 761-5441.
8-Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.
9-Ruskin Heights Homes Assoc meeting at Ruskin High School, 7pm.
11-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 10am, Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.
12-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am.
13-- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
17- Southern Communities Coalition meeting at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
22- CCO-St Matthews, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
24-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, Color of Water by James McBride.
27- CCO Neighborhood Cleanup at St Matthews , 8001 Longview. Leaves and brush, tire drop off, canned food drive for CAC..from 7am-noon.
- Angelfood pickup from 9am-11am at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church..
 
RECENT POSTCARDS HAVE INFORMED US OUR TUESDAY TRASH DAY WILL CHANGE TO FRIDAY ON SEPTEMBER 5. SINCE THIS FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER HAS A HOLIDAY THAT TRASH WILL BE ON SATURDAY. For any CITY complaints trash,  bulky, animal control or the new charges at Leaf & Brush CALL 3-1-1 and get a confirmation number. For persistent problems get your City number first then call the Office.
     We are preparing to update our records before the fall billing. As per the BY LAWS we are only responsible for the last known address in our files. PLEASE if you have sold or plan to sell your property in the near future, let the Office know.
      CAC Food needs :
With the start of school personal hygiene items are especially needed to include hand soap, toothpaste, toilet paper and the usual spaghetti and sauce. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
       Senior Lunches at Hillcrest Comm Center have increased to $2.00 and $4.12 for guests. They are still serving Tuesday through Thursday. Please be sure to call atleast 24 hours in advance to 784-7000. This is a great bargain to all with plenty of friends to visit with too.
      New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For more info or applications call the Office.
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     A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email 
www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. These coupons can be redeemed at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. Time is running out. Make sure you are ready for the TV switch over.
     There will be a Neighborhood Cleanup of limbs and brush, tires, ABOP and a canned food drive for CAC on Saturday, September 27. Mark your calendars NOW. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. More info to follow.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. August 23rd our Team Leaders were- LaRieta Boyer, Clyde Engvig, April Cushing, and Jerry Mitchell. We did trash removal. Our next weekend will be Sept 13. September we will work in preparation for the Neighborhood Cleanup. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is 
http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is Oct 14 . Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                    
 
All work and no play will take the joy of life away.
                                                                     April Cushing

AUGUST 18, 2008

AUGUST 11, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 11, 2008
August
14- Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, King of Lies by John Hart.
18- First Day of School for Hickman Mills C-1, early dismissal.
19- PIAC Hearing at Hillcrest Comm Center from 6:30-8:30pm.
 21- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Building.
23- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
-Angel Food Ministries FOOD PICK UP FOR August is from 9:30am-11am.
25- CCO at St. Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
26-Hickman Mills C-1 Budget Hearing, 6pm Admin Building.
25-29 OFFICE will be closed.
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai.
 
September
1- LABOR DAY- NO School Hickman C-1, Post Office closed. Hillcrest Comm Center closed. Blue Ridge Library closed. Our office closed.
 
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL-TRASH WILL BE ON TUESDAY UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE. BULKY WILL REMAIN ON THE 18th. Recent postcards just helped to define BULKY materials.
 
     We are preparing to update our records before the winter billing. As per the BY LAWS we are only responsible for the last known address in our files. PLEASE if you have sold or plan to sell your property in the near future, let the Office know.
      CAC Food needs :
With the start of school personal hygiene items are especially needed to include hand soap, toothpaste, toilet paper and the usual spaghetti and sauce. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
       Senior Lunches at Hillcrest Comm Center have increased to $2.00 and $4.12 for guests. They are still serving Tuesday through Thursday. Please be sure to call atleast 24 hours in advance to 784-7000. This is a great bargain to all with plenty of friends to visit with too.
      New City Forms are available for paint, emergency home repair and weatherization programs through the City. Income guidelines must be meet. For mor info or applications call the Office.
 
     A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
        If you need your yard mowed. CALL Gene at 816-966-8918, Brian at 816-522-3093 or James at 816-785-4988. Special consideration for Seniors.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email 
www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. These coupons can be redeemed at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. Time is running out. Make sure you are ready for the TV switch over.
     There will be a Neighborhood Cleanup of limbs and brush, tires and a canned food drive for Saturday, September 27. Mark your calendars NOW. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. More info to follow.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. August 8th our Team Leaders were- LaRieta Boyer, Goldie Wilder, Clyde Engvig, Kathy Alivernia, April Cushing, and Jerry Mitchell. We did trash removal. Our next weekend will be August 23. September we will work on preparation to the Neighborhood Cleanup.These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is 
http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is September 9 . Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                   
 
When you sing your own praise, you are always out of tune.
                                                                     April Cushing

August 5, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 5, 2008
August
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am, 9901 Holmes.
-Angel Food Ministries MONEY For AUGUST is DUE.
9- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
11- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, King of Lies by John Hart.
- Ruskin Neighborhood CDC at CAC, 7pm.
-Longview Aguatic Center Public Input Meeting, Hillcrest Comm Center, 5:30-7pm.
12- Ruskin Heights Homes Assoc Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
13-Back To School Rally for Hickman Mills C-1 from 6pm-8pm.
14- Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, King of Lies by John Hart.
18- First Day of School for Hickman Mills C-1, early dismissal.
19- PIAC Hearing at Hillcrest Comm Center from 6:30-8:30pm.
 21- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Building.
23- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
-Angel Food Ministries FOOD PICK UP FOR August is from 9:30am-11am.
25- CCO at St. Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
26-Hickman Mills C-1 Budget Hearing, 6pm Admin Building.
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai.
 
September
1- LABOR DAY- NO School Hickman C-1, Post Office closed. Hillcrest Comm Center closed. Blue Ridge Library closed. Our office closed.
 
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL-TRASH WILL BE ON TUESDAY UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE. BULKY WILL REMAIN ON THE 18th. Recent postcards just helped to define BULKY materials.
 
--Longview Aguatic Center Public Input Meeting, Hillcrest Comm Center, 5:30-7pm on Monday, August 11. PLEASE mark your calendars for this important meeting.
     We are preparing to update our records before the winter billing. As per the BY LAWS we are only responsible for the last known address in our files. PLEASE if you have sold or plan to sell your property in the near future, let the Office know.
      CAC Food needs :
With the start of school personal hygiene items are especially needed to include hand soap, toothpaste, toilet paper and the usual spaghetti and sauce. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
       Senior Lunches at Hillcrest Comm Center have increased to $2.00 and $4.12 for guests. They are still serving Tuesday through Thursday. Please be sure to call atleast 24 hours in advance to 784-7000. This is a great bargain to all with plenty of friends to visit with too.
       A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
        If you need your yard mowed. CALL Gene at 816-966-8918, Brian at 816-522-3093 or James at 816-785-4988. Special consideration for Seniors.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. These coupons can be redeemed at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. This is coming soon. Make sure you are ready for the TV switch over.
     There will be a Neighborhood Cleanup of limbs and brush, tires and a canned food drive for Saturday, September 27. Mark your calendars NOW. More info to follow.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. July 26 our Team Leaders were- LaRieta Boyer, Goldie Wilder, Helen Wardlow, Mike Jakobe, Billy Saylor, and Jerry Mitchell. We did trash removal. Our next weekend will be August 9. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is September 9 . Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                   
 
Discontentment makes rich men poor; contentment makes poor men rich.
                                                                     April Cushing

JULY 28, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 28, 2008
July
 
25-Aug 1: Office Closed.
26- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
28- CCO at St. Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
30-Parks & Rec Community Input Meeting will discuss department budget reductions at Hillcrest Comm Center at 6:30pm.
 
August
1- SALES TAX Holiday Weekend. Take advantage of this for your back to school supplies.
5-PRIMARY ELECTION-DO NOT FORGET TO VOTE.
-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner.
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am, 9901 Holmes.
-Angel Food Ministries MONEY For AUGUST is DUE.
9- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
11- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, King of Lies by John Hart.
- Ruskin Neighborhood CDC at CAC, 7pm.
-Longview Aguatic Center Public Input Meeting, Hillcrest Comm Center, 5:30-7pm.
12- Ruskin Heights Homes Assoc Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
13-Back To School Rally for Hickman Mills C-1 from 6pm-8pm.
14- Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, King of Lies by John Hart.
18- First Day of School for Hickman Mills C-1, early dismissal.
19- PIAC Hearing at Hillcrest Comm Center from 6:30-8:30pm.
 21- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Building.
23- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
-Angel Food Ministries FOOD PICK UP FOR August is from 9:30am-11am.
25- CCO at St. Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai. 
 
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL-TRASH WILL BE ON TUESDAY UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE. BULKY WILL REMAIN ON THE 18th.
 
--Parks & Rec Community Input Meeting will discuss department budget reductions at Hillcrest Comm Center at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 30.
--Longview Aguatic Center Public Input Meeting, Hillcrest Comm Center, 5:30-7pm on Monday, August 11. PLEASE mark your calendars for these important meetings.
 
 
CAC Food needs :
With school starting just around the corner, we are requesting school supplies along with personal hygiene items. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
       A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
        If you need your yard mowed. CALL Gene at 816-966-8918, Brian at 816-522-3093 or James at 816-785-4988. Special consideration for Seniors.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. These coupons can be redeemed at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. This is coming soon. Make sure you are ready for the TV switch over.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. July 12 our Team Leaders were- LaRieta Boyer, Helen Wardlow, Mike Jakobe, Billy Saylor, John Klein, Mike Graf and April Cushing. We worked on two illegal dumping areas. Our next weekend will be July 26. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is September 9. Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                   
 
Listening may be the most important thing you do today.
                                                                     April Cushing

JULY 21, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 21, 2008
July
 
25-Aug 1: Office Closed.
26- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
28- CCO at St. Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
30-Parks & Rec Community Input Meeting will discuss department budget reductions at Hillcrest Comm Center at 6:30pm.
 
August
5-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner.
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am, 9901 Holmes.
-Angel Food Ministries MONEY For AUGUST is DUE.
9- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
11- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, King of Lies by John Hart.
- Ruskin Neighborhood CDC at CAC, 7pm.
-Longview Aguatic Center Public Input Meeting, Hillcrest Comm Center, 5:30-7pm.
12- Ruskin Heights Homes Assoc Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
13-Back To School Rally for Hickman Mills C-1 from 6pm-8pm.
14- Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, King of Lies by John Hart.
18- First Day of School for Hickman Mills C-1, early dismissal.
19- PIAC Hearing at Hillcrest Comm Center from 6:30-8:30pm.
 21- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Building.
23- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
-Angel Food Ministries FOOD PICK UP FOR August is from 9:30am-11am.
25- CCO at St. Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai. 
 
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL-TRASH WILL BE ON TUESDAY UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE. BULKY WILL REMAIN ON THE 18th.
 
--Parks & Rec Community Input Meeting will discuss department budget reductions at Hillcrest Comm Center at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 30.
--Longview Aguatic Center Public Input Meeting, Hillcrest Comm Center, 5:30-7pm on Monday, August 11. PLEASE mark your calendars for these important meetings.
 
 
CAC Food needs :
With school starting just around the corner, we are requesting school supplies along with personal hygiene items. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
       A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area.  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
        If you need your yard mowed. CALL Gene at 816-966-8918, Brian at 816-522-3093 or James at 816-785-4988. Special consideration for Seniors.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov     Mail in forms are available at the Office. These coupons can be redeemed at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. This is coming soon. Make sure you are ready for the TV switch over.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. July 12 our Team Leaders were- LaRieta Boyer, Helen Wardlow, Mike Jakobe, Billy Saylor, John Klein, Mike Graf and April Cushing. We worked on two illegal dumping areas. Our next weekend will be July 26. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody.
      Saturday, Oct 25 from 10am-noon there will be Neighborhood Block Watch Training at Hillcrest Comm Center. Pre-register through our Office if you are interested and in our area.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is September 9. Our next BI-Annual HOME OWNER meeting will be NOV 11 where voting will happen on new Board Members.                   
 
Listening may be the most important thing you do today.
                                         April Cushing

JULLY 7, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 7, 2008
 May 21-August 31 The Dangerous and Daring Exhibits For Kids at The Toy and Minature Museum of Kansas City. Call 816-333-9328 for special activity of the week.
 
 
July
 
9-18 LINC will be going door-to-door in our area.
10- Mystery Book Club daytime at Blue Ridge Library, 11-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am, 9901 Holmes.
12- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
14- Mystery Book Club Evening at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Firestorm by Nevada Barr.
14- Ruskin Neighborhood CDC at CAC, 7pm.
16- Deadline to sign up for South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce 18th Golf Classic. Call Vickie at 816-761-7660. Tournament play is on July 25.
17-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Building.
19- Angel Food Ministries Pick-up from 9:30a-11am.
23-Regular Book Club Evening at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, Crow Lake by Mary Lawson.
26- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
28- CCO at St. Matthew Apostle, 7pm.
 
August
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am-9am, 9901 Holmes.
9- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
11- Ruskin Neighborhood CDC at CAC, 7pm.
-Longview Aguatic Center Public Input Meeting, Hillcrest Comm Center, 5:30-7pm.
12- Ruskin Heights Homes Assoc Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
13-Back To School Rally for Hickman Mills C-1 from 6pm-8pm.
18- First Day of School for Hickman Mills C-1, early dismissal.
 21- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, 7pm, Admin Building.
23- Community Service in Ruskin from 7:40am-noon. Call 761-6050 for details.
 
 
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL-TRASH WILL BE ON TUESDAY UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE. BULKY WILL REMAIN ON THE 18th.
 
       The dry playground at Longview Sprayground is officially OPEN. The sprayground is closed on Mondays for maintenance. Please be considerate of others and enjoy.
 CAC Food needs :
With school starting just around the corner, we are requesting school supplies along with personal hygiene items. As always ANY contribution is greatly appreciated.
       A new web site has been started to help us with crime in the area is-  crimereport.com    If you have any information that would help the Police you can call 911, Sgt Hudson at 234-5550 or the Tips Hotline.
        If you need your yard mowed. CALL Gene at 816-966-8918, Brian at 816-522-3093 or James at 816-785-4988. Special consideration for Seniors.
    Speaking of mowing, the vacant houses are being turned in. There is a system being put into place that the worst will be taken care of first. That means both front and back have to be high to be on the first wave. Those with only back will be on the second wave. We are working toward getting this mess cleaned up. Hopefully the rain will slow down some so we can get in and make a difference. Bear with us as this is addressed.
      LINC, our after school partner in the elementary schools will be going door-to-door listening to your comments about our area during the week of July 9-18.  PLEASE be aware and as informative as possible. This will help us with ideas for our area. Thank you for your cooperation.
      DTV coupons can still be requested by calling         1-888-DTV-2009   or     email  www.dtv2009.gov                          These coupons can be redeemed at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. This is coming soon. Make sure you are ready for the TV switch over.
    We are now having Community Service workers from South Patrol. June 28th our Team Leaders were- Jerry Mitchell, LaRieta Boyer, Helen Wardlow, Mike Jakobe, John Klein, Goldie Wilder, Shirley Dobbins, Mike Graf and April Cushing. We were working on some of the yards that are slated for mowing by the City. Our next weekend will be July 12. These are Saturdays from 7:40am-noon. If you would like to become a Team Leader contact the Office at 761-6050 with your name and phone. We have lots of projects on the drawing board and there will be something for everybody.
        Our website is  http://beforemay.tripod.com  Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm.  The next meeting is August 12.                   
 
When you turn green with envy, you are ripe for trouble.
                                                                     April Cushing

APRIL 1, 2008


Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
April 1, 2008

April
-A New WIC Clinic at Baptiste Education Center will be OPEN on Tuesdays. Call 513-6360 for hours

3- ATA Hearing at 7546 Troost from 11am-2pm to talk about extending BUS service to old Bannister. PLEASE attend.
4- Angelfood Ministries Money Due for April. Call 761-5441.
-FAMILY Night at Hillcrest Comm Center, 10401 Hillcrest, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, FREE. Call 784-7000 for more info.
7- All Mondays in April 7,14,21,28 and May5, Writing Workshop-Professionally Guided- at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call 761-3382.

8-VOTING DAY- Be informed and Vote.
8- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm with Michael Shaw from TRASH.
10-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 10am, The Dead Hour by Denise Mina. Call 761-3382.
-Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center, 6pm. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
11-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, from 7:30am-9am.
14-18 The OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.
14-Crusade against Crime will meet at Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, at 7pm.
- Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, The Dead Hour by Denise Mina. Call 761-3382.
-RSVP for Dad and Daughter at Hillcrest. Call 784-7000.
18- BULKY Pickup for Ruskin Heights, Village and Hills.
-Dad and Daughter at Hillcrest Comm Center from 7-9pm $10.00 per couple.
19-Guided Bus Tour to sites connected with Quantrill Raids, from 8:30 am-5pm. $45.00per person. For reservations call 816-941-0728. Price includes maps, handouts, snacks, drinks and lunch.
- Angelfood Ministries Food Pickup for April at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
-FLIGHTS OF FANCY-2nd Annual MCC-Longview Kite festival from noon to 4pm. FREE. For info call Nicole at 816-672-2090
-Cartooning for teens at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call to register at 761-3382.
22- SPRING CURBSIDE LEAF AND BRUSH for Ruskin Heights, Village and Hills.
-Self-Directed Job Search: Effective Job Search Strategies at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call 761-3382.
23-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, All the Presidents Children by Doug Wead. Call 761-3382.
24- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center at 6pm.Call Deidre at 316-8521.
26-Ali Kemp TAKE Self Defense Training Class at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10:30am-12:30pm. Call 784-7000 to register.
28- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview, at 7pm.

Pack our April 8th Meeting. We will have Michael Shaw, Director of Solid waste. Speak out on BULKY. MARK your calendar to attend- 7pm, Ruskin High Media Center.
Besides voting on School Bond and Levy, we will also consider the renewal of the 3/8 th cent bus tax, and School Board candidates and the Smoking Ban. PLEASE consider all of these items carefully. NO matter the outcome your taxes will probably increase. These will all be very important ISSUES on the April 8th Ballot. BE REGISTERED and BE INFORMED.
HOPE for Kansas City is a NEW Foreclosure prevention program for those behind or facing foreclosure. 1-888-995-HOPE is a 24 hour, non-profit hotline offering immediate help to homeowners. Calls are FREE and completely confidential. Local number is 816-822-7703, ext 214, Latriece with Neighborhood Housing Service.
For ANY unusual behavior in our area CALL 9-1-1. Crime is everywhere, so be vigilant and cautious.
A NEW WIC Clinic will be open on Tuesdays at Baptiste Education Center starting March 18. Call 513-6360 for hours.
AARP Tax Assistance with special consideration to those 60 years and older are available at: Mid-Continent Library-Raytown, 6131 Raytown Rd. Call 353-2052 for appointment AND Mid-Continent Library-Red Bridge, 11140 Locust. Call 942-1780 for appointment.
CURBSIDE LEAF AND BRUSH PICKUP for Ruskin will be TUESDAY, APRIL 22. No more than 20 Paper bags ONLY or bundled sticks no more than 4 feet should be at the curb. PLEASE get ready now- there has been alot of stuff leftover from Fall. After this pickup - leaves and brush will be a TICKETABLE OFFENSE.
SPRING has sprung and yards are turning green. Trash and basketball goals have already become a big problem. The Neighborhood Codes inspectors have been in our area targeting unlicensed, disabled and tarped cars for current tags. PLEASE take care of these as well as other nuisance, and trash items. We are working very hard at trying to make our area attractive.
It is not too early to be thinking about Summer Camp. Hillcrest Comm Center will have one from June 9-Aug 1. $45.00 per child per week with $90 activity fee. Ca.. Helston today to reserve your spot at 784-7000.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is April 8. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET.
Judge yourself before you judge another.
April Cushing

MARCH 24, 2008


Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
March 24, 2008

MARCH
25- A New WIC Clinic at Baptiste Education Center will be OPEN on Tuesdays. Call 513-6360 for hours.
26-Southern Communities Coalition (one week late due to Spring Break) will host a Meet the School Board Candidate Night. Come with questions.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm,Going to Ground by Amy Blackmarr.
28- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center,6pm-8pm.Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
29-The 4th Annual Bright Future Employment Fair for youth 15-22 at Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St from 8am-3pm. For more info call 816-513-1276.


April
1- A New WIC Clinic at Baptiste Education Center will be OPEN on Tuesdays. Call 513-6360 for hours
-Daytime Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham. Call 761-3382.
4- Angelfood Ministries Money Due for April. Call 761-5441.
-FAMILY Night at Hillcrest Comm Center,10401 Hillcrest, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, FREE. Call 784-7000 for more info.
7- All Mondays in April 7,14,21,28 and May5, Writing Workshop-Professionally Guided- at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call 761-3382.
8-VOTING DAY- Be informed and Vote.
8- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
10-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge,10am, The Dead Hour by Denise Mina. Call 761-3382.
-Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center,6pm. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
11-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, from 7:30am-9am.
14-18 The OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.

Our April 8th Meeting will have Michael Shaw, Director over Solid waste as well as updates on ongoing projects. MARK your calendar to attend- 7pm, Ruskin High Media Center.
The NO-INCREASE Bond for Hickman Mills CSD-1
will go for building a New Early Childhood Center, up dating elementary school Media Centers, and upgrading security systems in the schools. The requested 60-cent LEVY (per $100 home valuation) would go for increasing operating costs, maintaining competitive entry level salaries for school teachers and protecting class sizes. For more info go to: www.investwithyes.com and www.HickmanMills.org We will also consider the renewal of the 3/8 th cent bus tax, and School Board candidates and the Smoking Ban. PLEASE consider all of these items carefully. NO matter the outcome your taxes will probably increase. These will all be very important ISSUES on the April 8th Ballot. BE REGISTERED and BE INFORMED.
HOPE for Kansas City is a NEW Foreclosure prevention program for those behind or facing foreclosure. 1-888-995-HOPE is a 24 hour, non-profit hotline offering immediate help to homeowners. Calls are FREE and completely confidential. Local number is 816-822-7703, ext 214, Latriece with Neighborhood Housing Service.
A NEW WIC Clinic will be open on Tuesdays at Baptiste Education Center starting March 18. Call 513-6360 for hours.
AARP Tax Assistance with special consideration to those 60 years and older are available at: Mid-Continent Library-Raytown, 6131 Raytown Rd. Call 353-2052 for appointment AND Mid-Continent Library-Red Bridge, 11140 Locust. Call 942-1780 for appointment.
For those who want a converter box go to: www.dtv2009.org There is a limited supply , so first come first served. Or you can call 1-888-388-2009.
CURBSIDE LEAF AND BRUSH PICKUP for Ruskin will be TUESDAY, APRIL 22. No more than 20 Paper bags ONLY or bundled sticks no more than 4 feet should be at the curb. PLEASE get ready now- there has been alot of stuff leftover from Fall. After this pickup - leaves and brush will be a TICKETABLE OFFENSE.
I realize a lot of my information is repeated, but it is as a verifying source for timely items. SPRING has sprung and yards are turning green. Trash and basketball goals have already become a big problem. The Preservation Codes inspectors have been in our area targeting unlicensed, disabled and tarped cars for current tags. PLEASE take care of these as well as other nuisance, and trash items. We are working very hard at trying to make our area attractive.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is April 8. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET.
One sin becomes two when it is defended.

MARCH 17, 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
March 17, 2008

MARCH
18- A New WIC Clinic at Baptiste Education Center will be OPEN on Tuesdays. Call 513-6360 for hours.
17-21 SPRING BREAK for Hickman Mills CSD-1, K-12.
22-Easter Egg Hunt at Hillcrest Comm Center, ages 3-12, from 10:30am-11:30am. Please bring a canned good. More info call 784-7000.
-CashFlow for Teens at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm. Call 761-3382.
21-GOOD FRIDAY.
23-EASTER SUNDAY.
24-SMA-CCO meets at St Matthews Apostle , 8001 Longview at 7pm.
- InnerLight FREE Seminar from 7-8:30pm Final Tax Checkup-Getting a Bigger Refund at Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd. RSVP to Peggy at 763-0802 or innerlightnews@hotmail.com.
25- Workshop on Vacant Properties: Neighborhood Strategies at 2534 Prospect Ave from 1:30pm-2:30pm. RSVP Renea at 816-784-4038 or renea_nash@kcmo.org
-Beginning Knitting for Families at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Second class. For more info 761-3382.
26-Southern Communities Coalition (one week late due to Spring Break) will host a Meet the School Board Candidate Night. Come with questions.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm,Going to Ground by Amy Blackmarr.
28- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center,6pm-8pm.Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
29-The 4th Annual Bright Future Employment Fair for youth 15-22 at Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St from 8am-3pm. For more info call 816-513-1276.

April
1-Daytime Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham. Call 761-3382.
4- Angelfood Ministries Money Due for April. Call 761-5441.
-FAMILY Night at Hillcrest Comm Center,10401 Hillcrest, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, FREE. Call 784-7000 for more info.
7- All Mondays in April 7,14,21,28 and May5, Writing Workshop-Professionally Guided- at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call 761-3382.
8-VOTING DAY- Be informed and Vote.
8- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
10-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge,10am, The Dead Hour by Denise Mina. Call 761-3382.
-Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center,6pm. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
11-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, from 7:30am-9am.
14-18 The OFFICE will be closed.
14- Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, 7pm, The Dead Hour by Denise Mina. Call 761-3382.
18- BULKY Pickup for Ruskin Heights, Village and Hills.
19- Angelfood Ministries Food Pickup for April at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church from 9:30am-11am.
-Cartooning for teens at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call to register at 761-3382.
22- SPRING CURBSIDE LEAF AND BRUSH for Ruskin Heights, Village and Hills.
-Self-Directed Job Search: Effective Job Search Strategies at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call 761-3382.
23-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, All the Presidents Children by Doug Wead. Call 761-3382.
24- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center at 6pm.Call Deidre at 316-8521.
26-Ali Kemp TAKE Self Defense Training Class at Hillcrest Comm Center from 10:30am-12:30pm. Call 784-7000 to register.

The Sprayground at Longview has turned dirt for a dry playground and water fountains. Watch as we are under construction. Ribbon Cutting will be early spring.
The NO-INCREASE Bond for Hickman Mills CSD-1
will go for building a New Early Childhood Center, up dating elementary school Media Centers, and upgrading security systems in the schools. The requested 60-cent LEVY (per $100 home valuation) would go for increasing operating costs, maintaining competitive entry level salaries for school teachers and protecting class sizes. For more info go to: www.investwithyes.com and www.HickmanMills.org County home values will be going up according to the STAR. We will have to also consider the renewal of the 3/8 th cent bus tax, and School Board candidates. These will all be very important ISSUES on the April 8th Ballot. BE REGISTERED and BE INFORMED.
HOPE for Kansas City is a NEW Foreclosure prevention program for those behind or facing foreclosure. 1-888-995-HOPE is a 24 hour, non-profit hotline offering immediate help to homeowners. Calls are FREE and completely confidential. Local number is 816-822-7703, ext 214, Latriece with Neighborhood Housing Service.
A NEW WIC Clinic will be open on Tuesdays at Baptiste Education Center starting March 18. Call 513-6360 for hours.
AARP Tax Assistance with special consideration to those 60 years and older are available at: Mid-Continent Library-Raytown, 6131 Raytown Rd. Call 353-2052 for appointment AND Mid-Continent Library-Red Bridge, 11140 Locust. Call 942-1780 for appointment.
For those who want a converter box go to: www.dtv2009.org There is a limited supply , so first come first served. Or you can call 1-888-388-2009.
CURBSIDE LEAF AND BRUSH PICKUP for Ruskin will be TUESDAY, APRIL 22. Paper bags ONLY and bundled sticks no more than 4 feet should be at the curb. PLEASE get ready now- there was a lot of stuff leftover from Fall. After this pickup - leaves and brush will be a TICKETABLE OFFENSE.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is April 8. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET.
Someday the scales of justice will be perfectly balanced..

MARCH 10,2008


Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
March 10, 2008

MARCH
13-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,10am, Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside Center, 7:30am-9am, 9901 Holmes.
-Family FUN NIGHT at Hillcrest Comm Center from 6:30-8:30pm, FREE.Call 784-7000.
- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center,6pm-8pm. Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
15- Angel Food Ministries Food Pickup for March from 9:30am-11:00am. For more info Call 761-5441.
- LEAF AND BRUSH SITE at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS from 8am-6pm, EVERY Saturday.
16- Martin City St. Patricks Parade.
17- St Patricks DAY- wear the green.
17-21 SPRING BREAK for Hickman Mills CSD-1, K-12.
17- Pass it Forward-Sharing Past on Family Tree at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call for info 761-3382.
18-Spring Break at the Center, Hillcrest Comm Center from 9:30am-5:30pm, ages 8-14, $15.00 per child/per day, Bring Lunch. Pre-registration is required at 784-7000.
- Beginning Knitting for Families at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
Class one of two. Material fee of $10.00 or bring your own. Call for info 761-3382.
19- Mayors Town Hall Meeting at St Catherines from 6-7pm.
22-Easter Egg Hunt at Hillcrest Comm Center, ages 3-12, from 10:30am-11:30am. Please bring a canned good. More info call 784-7000.
-CashFlow for Teens at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm. Call 761-3382.
21-GOOD FRIDAY.
23-EASTER SUNDAY.
24- InnerLight FREE Seminar from 7-8:30pm Final Tax Checkup-Getting a Bigger Refund at Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd. RSVP to Peggy at 763-0802 or innerlightnews@hotmail.com.
25- Workshop on Vacant Properties: Neighborhood Strategies at 2534 Prospect Ave from 1:30pm-2:30pm. RSVP Renea at 816-784-4038 or renea_nash@kcmo.org
-Beginning Knitting for Families at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Second class. For more info 761-3382.
26-Southern Communities Coalition (one week late due to Spring Break) will host a Meet the School Board Candidate Night. Come with questions.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm,Going to Ground by Amy Blackmarr.
28- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center,6pm-8pm.Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
29-The 4th Annual Bright Future Employment Fair for youth 15-22 at Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St from 8am-3pm. For more info call 816-513-1276.

The Sprayground at Longview has turned dirt for a dry playground and water fountains. Watch as we are under construction. Ribbon Cutting will be early spring.
Do NOT forget we have a chance to attend a Mayors Town Hall Meeting that will be close to us on March 19, at St. Catherines from 6-7pm.
Your DUES go for a copy of the Jackson County Advocate, an Office and extra security. Interest has been added to ALL unpaid statements. THERE ARE NO EXEMPTIONS.
The NO-INCREASE Bond for Hickman Mills CSD-1
will go for building a New Early Childhood Center, up dating elementary school Media Centers, and upgrading security systems in the schools. The requested 60-cent LEVY (per $100 home valuation) would go for increasing operating costs, maintaining competitive entry level salaries for school teachers and protecting class sizes. For more info go to: www.investwithyes.com and www.HickmanMills.org County home values will be going up according to the STAR. We will have to also consider the renewal of the 3/8 th cent bus tax, and School Board candidates. These will all be very important ISSUES on the April 8th Ballot. BE REGISTERED and BE INFORMED.
HOPE for Kansas City is a NEW Foreclosure prevention program for those behind or facing foreclosure. 1-888-995-HOPE is a 24 hour, non-profit hotline offering immediate help to homeowners. Calls are FREE and completely confidential. Local number is 816-822-7703, ext 214, Latriece with Neighborhood Housing Service.
The 48 hour Tickets from Codes has been changed to a 5 DAY Ticket. Please be advised as to the importance of these tickets. Ruskin Heights has posted 10 day warnings ON CARS that are un-tagged, disabled, or on unimproved surfaces before the codes inspectors come through, so there is NO excuse for these violations.
AARP Tax Assistance with special consideration to those 60 years and older are available at: Mid-Continent Library-Raytown, 6131 Raytown Rd. Call 353-2052 for appointment AND Mid-Continent Library-Red Bridge, 11140 Locust. Call 942-1780 for appointment.
For those who want a converter box go to: www.dtv2009.org There is a limited supply , so first come first served. Or you can call 1-888-388-2009.
InnerLight Ministries will be having seminars to help us in 2008. The next one is on Monday, March 24 at 7:00pm. At the Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd and is FREE. If you would like to attend Please call Peggy 816-763-0802 for a reservation.
CURBSIDE LEAF AND BRUSH PICKUP for Ruskin will be TUESDAY, APRIL 22. Paper bags ONLY and bundled sticks no more than 4 feet should be at the curb. PLEASE get ready now- there was a lot of stuff leftover from Fall. After this pickup - leaves and brush will be a TICKETABLE OFFENSE.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is April 8. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET.
Difficult truth should be wrapped in the language of love.
April Cushing

MARCH 3, 2008


Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
March 3, 2008

MARCH

- MARCH 12 IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE in April 8 ELECTION.
7-THERE WILL BE SCHOOL for Hickman Mills CSD-1 for K-12. This is a snow make-up day.
9- DAYLIGHT SAVING DAY&#8212;spring ahead and check your smoke alarm batteries.
10-High School Seniors Career and Job Fair from 8am-4pm at First Baptist Church of Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Hwy, Raytown. Eleven area High Schools and vocational schools will participate. Be dressed with resumes and be prepared to interview.
-Citizens Against Crime will meet 7pm, at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes.
-Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm,Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard.
- InnerLight FREE Seminar from 7-8:30pm Budgeting: Part 2 at the Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd and is FREE RSVP to Peggy at 763-0802 or innerlightnews@hotmail.com.
11- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOME ASSOC Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm. Guest Speaker Shirley Winn Housing Administrator, more School Bond & Levy.
-Workshop on Vacant Properties- Goals and Operations, at 2534 Prospect Ave from 1:30pm-2:30pm. RSVP Renea at 816-784-4038 or renea_nash@kcmo.org
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call 761-3382.
13-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,10am, Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside Center, 7:30am-9am, 9901 Holmes.
-Family FUN NIGHT at Hillcrest Comm Center from 6:30-8:30pm, FREE.Call 784-7000.
- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center,6pm-8pm. Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
15- Angel Food Ministries Food Pickup for March from 9:30am-11:00am. For more info Call 761-5441.
- LEAF AND BRUSH SITE at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS from 8am-6pm, EVERY Saturday.
16- Martin City St. Patricks Parade.
17- St Patricks DAY- wear the green.
17-21 SPRING BREAK for Hickman Mills CSD-1, K-12.
17- Pass it Forward-Sharing Past on Family Tree at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call for info 761-3382.
18- Beginning Knitting for Families at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
Class one of two. Material fee of $10.00 or bring your own. Call for info 761-3382.
19- Mayors Town Hall Meeting at St Catherines from 6-7pm.
22-CashFlow for Teens at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm. Call 761-3382.
24- InnerLight FREE Seminar from 7-8:30pm Final Tax Checkup-Getting a Bigger Refund at Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd. RSVP to Peggy at 763-0802 or innerlightnews@hotmail.com.
25- Workshop on Vacant Properties: Neighborhood Strategies at 2534 Prospect Ave from 1:30pm-2:30pm. RSVP Renea at 816-784-4038 or renea_nash@kcmo.org
-Beginning Knitting for Families at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Second class. For more info 761-3382.

Our Next Home Association Meeting will be Tuesday, March 11, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center. We will have Shirley Winn the Housing Administrator, more Bond and Levy info, and a few school board candidates. Do NOT forget we have a chance to attend a Mayors Town Hall Meeting that will be close to us on March 19, at St. Catherines from 6-7pm.
Your DUES go for a copy of the Jackson County Advocate, an Office and extra security. Interest has been added to ALL unpaid statements. THERE ARE NO EXEMPTIONS.
The NO-INCREASE Bond for Hickman Mills CSD-1 will go for building a New Early Childhood Center, up dating elementary school Media Centers, and upgrading security systems in the schools. The requested 60-cent LEVY (per $100 home valuation) would go for increasing operating costs, maintaining competitive entry level salaries for school teachers and protecting class sizes. For more info go to: www.investwithyes.com and www.HickmanMills.org County home values will be going up according to the STAR. We will have to also consider the renewal of the 3/8 th cent bus tax, and School Board candidates. These will all be very important ISSUES on the April 8th Ballot. BE REGISTERED and BE INFORMED.
HOPE for Kansas City is a NEW Foreclosure prevention program for those behind or facing foreclosure. 1-888-995-HOPE is a 24 hour, non-profit hotline offering immediate help to homeowners. Calls are FREE and completely confidential. Local number is 816-822-7703, ext 214, Latriece with Neighborhood Housing Service.
AARP Tax Assistance with special consideration to those 60 years and older are available at: Mid-Continent Library-Raytown, 6131 Raytown Rd. Call 353-2052 for appointment AND Mid-Continent Library-Red Bridge, 11140 Locust. Call 942-1780 for appointment.
For those who want a converter box go to: www.dtv2009.org There is a limited supply , so first come first served. Or you can call 1-888-388-2009.
Citizens Against Crime will resume Meetings Mon, March 10 at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, 7pm.
InnerLight Ministries will be having seminars to help us in 2008. The next one is on Monday, March 10 at 7:00pm. At the Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd and is FREE. If you would like to attend Please call Peggy 816-763-0802 for a reservation.
CURBSIDE Leaf and Brush Pickup for Ruskin will be Tues, April 22. Paper bags ONLY and bundled sticks no more than 4 feet should be at the curb. PLEASE get ready now- there was a lot of stuff leftover from Fall. After this pickup - leaves and brush will be a TICKETABLE OFFENSE.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 11. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET.
Our tongue can be our own worst enemy.
April Cushing

FEB 25

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
February 25, 2008

February
-Registration for the 4th Annual Bright Future Employment Fair held Sat, March 29 at Kansas City Convention Center from 8am-3pm. Young people 15-22 can register at http://kcmo.org/youth or call 816-513-1276 until March 1.
28- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center, 6pm-8pm. Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
29-- Angel Food Ministries Money for March is DUE by 4pm. For more info Call 761-5441.

MARCH

- March 12 is the Last Day to Register to VOTE in April 8 ELECTION.
1- Sallas Auto Spring Car Care Clinic from 9am-noon at 11110 Hickman Mills Dr. Please call 816-765-6060 to make a reservation. Check them out on the web www.SallasAuto.com
- Dr. Seuss READ ACROSS AMERICA, 9am-4pm at Blue Ridge Library. For info call 761-3382.
4-Daytime Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
-SCRABBLE at Hillcrest Comm Center at 4-5:30pm.All ages, FREE.
7-NO SCHOOL for Hickman Mills CSD-1 for K-12.
10-High School Seniors Career and Job Fair from 8am-4pm at First Baptist Church of Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Hwy, Raytown. Eleven area High Schools and vocational schools will participate. Be dressed with resumes and be prepared to interview.
-Citizens Against Crime will meet 7pm, at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes.
-Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm,Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard.
- InnerLight FREE Seminar from 7-8:30pm Budgeting: Part 2 at the Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd and is FREE RSVP to Peggy at 763-0802 or innerlightnews@hotmail.com.
11- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOME ASSOC Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm. Guest Speaker Shirley Winn Housing Administrator, more School Bond & Levy.
-Workshop on Vacant Properties- Goals and Operations, at 2534 Prospect Ave from 1:30pm-2:30pm. RSVP Renea at 816-784-4038 or renea_nash@kcmo.org
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call 761-3382.
13-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,10am, Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside Center, 7:30am-9am, 9901 Holmes.
-Family FUN NIGHT at Hillcrest Comm Center from 6:30-8:30pm, FREE.Call 784-7000.
- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center,6pm-8pm. Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
15- Angel Food Ministries Food Pickup for March from 9:30am-11:00am. For more info Call 761-5441.

Your DUES go for a copy of the Jackson County Advocate, an Office and extra security. Interest has been added to ALL unpaid statements. THERE ARE NO EXEMPTIONS. If you have not received one by END OF FEB-PLEASE CALL the Office. Remember statements go to the LAST KNOWN address on our records. If your property has changed hands let the Office know. Tornado DVDs are available now in the Office for $20.00 a set.
The NO-INCREASE Bond for Hickman Mills CSD-1 will go for building a New Early Childhood Center, up dating elementary school Media Centers, and upgrading security systems in the schools. The requested 60-cent LEVY (per $100 home valuation) would go for increasing operating costs, maintaining competitive entry level salaries for school teachers and protecting class sizes. County house values will be going up according to the STAR. We will have to also consider the renewal of the 3/8 th cent bus tax. These will all be very important ISSUES on the April 8th Ballot. BE REGISTERED and BE INFORMED.
HOPE for Kansas City is a NEW Foreclosure prevention program for those behind or facing foreclosure. 1-888-995-HOPE is a 24 hour, non-profit hotline offering immediate help to homeowners. Calls are FREE and completely confidential. Local number is 816-822-7703, ext 214, Latriece with Neighborhood Housing Service.
AARP Tax Assistance with special consideration to those 60 years and older are available at: Mid-Continent Library-Raytown, 6131 Raytown Rd. Call 353-2052 for appointment AND Mid-Continent Library-Red Bridge, 11140 Locust. Call 942-1780 for appointment.
Vacant houses have become a problem in our area. We have started a TASK Force including the Police, Dangerous Buildings, our Codes Inspectors, Legal Aid and the Neighborhoods to address this issue.
Citizens Against Crime will resume Meetings Mon, March 10 at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, 7pm.
InnerLight Ministries will be having seminars to help us in 2008. The next one is on Monday, March 10 at 7:00pm. At the Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd and is FREE. If you would like to attend Please call Peggy 816-763-0802 for a reservation.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 11. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET.
Gratitude is the memory of a glad heart.
April Cushing

FEB 18

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
February 18, 2008

February
-Registration for the 4th Annual Bright Future Employment Fair held Sat, March 29 at Kansas City Convention Center from 8am-3pm. Young people 15-22 can register at http://kcmo.org/youth or call 816-513-1276 until March 1.
23-Teen Program-Tumbled Glass Necklaces for Teens at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm. Info call 761-3382.
25- SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
-InnerLight Seminar-Budgeting to Win-Part 1,7:00pm,FREE, Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd. RSVP Peggy at 763-0802.
26-Family Program-A Different Look at Diversity at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Info call 761-3382.
-Center Planning and Development Council, 7:30pm at Church of the Nazarene, 801 E. 97th St. More info: Joyce at 942-6890.
- SCRABBLE at Hillcrest Comm Center at 4-5:30pm.All ages, FREE.
27- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. Info call 761-3382.
28- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center, 6pm-8pm. Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
29-- Angel Food Ministries Money for March is DUE by 4pm. For more info Call 761-5441.

MARCH

-Registration to VOTE in April 8 ELECTION by March 12.
1- Sallas Auto Spring Car Care Clinic from 9am-noon at 11110 Hickman Mills Dr. Please call 816-765-6060 to make a reservation. Check them out on the web www.SallasAuto.com
- Dr. Seuss READ ACROSS AMERICA at Blue Ridge Library from 9am-4pm. For info call 761-3382.

4-Daytime Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
-SCRABBLE at Hillcrest Comm Center at 4-5:30pm.All ages, FREE.
7-NO SCHOOL for Hickman Mills CSD-1 for K-12.
10-High School Seniors Career and Job Fair from 8am-4pm at First Baptist Church of Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Hwy, Raytown. Eleven area High Schools and vocational schools will participate. Be dressed with resumes and be prepared to interview.
-Citizens Against Crime will meet 7pm, at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes.
-Regular Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm,Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard.

At our last meeting we had Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1. He was very informative and emphasized their hours: Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat and Sun 8am-5pm and most holidays 8am-5pm except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. He asked that we call 3-1-1 for information and or request for any City Service. Important dates to remember include Leaf and Brush Site OPENS MARCH 15 and Curbside Leaf and Brush Pickup for Ruskin will be Tues, April 22.
Your DUES go for a copy of the Jackson County Advocate, an Office and extra security. Interest has been added to unpaid statements. If you have not received one by END OF FEB PLEASE CALL the Office. Remember statements go to the LAST KNOWN address on our records. If your property has changed hands let the Office know. Tornado DVDs are available now in the Office for $20.00 a set.
The NO-INCRESE Bond for Hickman Mills CSD-1 will go for building a New Early Childhood Center, up dating elementary school Media Centers, and upgrading security systems in the schools. The requested 60-cent LEVY (per $100 home valuation) would go for increasing operating costs, maintaining competitive entry level salaries for school teachers and protecting class sizes. These will be very important VOTE ISSUES on April 8th Ballot. BE INFORMED.
HOPE for Kansas City is a NEW Foreclosure prevention program for those behind or facing foreclosure. 1-888-995-HOPE is a 24 hour, non-profit hotline offering immediate help to homeowners. Calls are FREE and completely confidential. Local number is 816-822-7703, ext 214, Latriece with Neighborhood Housing Service.
AARP Tax Assistance with special consideration to those 60 years and older are available at: Mid-Continent Library-Raytown, 6131 Raytown Rd. Call 353-2052 for appointment AND Mid-Continent Library-Red Bridge, 11140 Locust. Call 942-1780 for appointment.
Hillcrest Comm Center will have Youth Activities For All from 4pm-6pm FREE, on Mondays,Tuesday and Thursday. For grades K-8th Boys and Girls. Same days but from 6:30pm-8:30pm HCC will have FREE Homework Help for ages K-8th Boys and Girls. Call 784-7000 to register. Every Wednesday FREE Open Gym for Grade Schoolers (1st-8th) will be from 3pm-5pm. Every Friday will be FREE Open Gym for High Schoolers with CURRENT Student ID from 3pm-5pm. Do not forget SCRABBLE every Tuesday from 4-5:30pm.
Citizens Against Crime will resume Meetings Mon, March 10 at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, 7pm.
InnerLight Ministries will be having seminars to help us in 2008. The next one is on Monday, February 25 at 7:00pm. At the Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd and is FREE. If you would like to attend Please call Peggy 816-763-0802 for a reservation.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 11. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up.
Pride and lust are hidden stones over which many people stumble.
April Cushing

FEB 11

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
February 11, 2008

February
-Registration for the 4th Annual Bright Future Employment Fair held Sat, March 29 at Kansas City Convention Center from 8am-3pm. Young people 15-22 can register at http://kcmo.org/youth or call 816-513-1276 until March 1.
14-Happy Valentines Day.
- Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Info call 761-3382.
-Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center,6pm-8pm.Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
15-19 The OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.
15- Hickman Mills SCHOOL CLOSED for Staff Development K-12
16- Angel Food Ministries Pickup of Feb Food from 9:30am-11am.
17-Major Randy Hopkins KCPD takes command at South Patrol.
Welcome to the Neighborhood Major Hopkins. We wish Outgoing Major Dumolt good luck on his new assignment.
18-PRESIDENTS DAY-NO SCHOOL for Hickman Mills School.
-Blue Ridge Library will be closed. -RUSKIN BULKY bumped to Tues, TUESDAY TRASH bumped to Wednesday.
-Hillcrest Comm Center OPEN ONLY for fitness from 7am-11am.
19- SCRABBLE at Hillcrest Comm Center at 4-5:30pm.All ages, FREE.
20- Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste, 7pm.
23-Teen Program-Tumbled Glass Necklaces for Teens at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm. Info call 761-3382.
25- SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
-InnerLight Seminar-Budgeting to Win-Part 2,7:00pm,FREE, Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd. RSVP Peggy at 763-0802.
26-Family Program-A Different Look at Diversity at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Info call 761-3382.
-Center Planning and Development Council, 7:30pm at Church of the Nazarene, 801 E. 97th St. More info: Joyce at 942-6890.
- SCRABBLE at Hillcrest Comm Center at 4-5:30pm.All ages, FREE.
27- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. Info call 761-3382.
28- Women 4 Change at Ruskin High School Media Center, 6pm-8pm. Child care provided. Call Deidre at 316-8521.
29-- Angel Food Ministries Money for March is DUE by 4pm. For more info Call 761-5441.




Your DUES go for a copy of the Jackson County Advocate, an Office and extra security. Interest has been added to unpaid statements. If you have not received one by END OF FEB PLEASE CALL the Office. Remember statements go to the LAST KNOWN address on our records. If your property has changed hands let the Office know. Tornado DVDs are available now in the Office for $20.00 a set.
The OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED from Feb 15, Friday through Feb 19, Tues.
HOPE for Kansas City is a NEW Foreclosure prevention program for those behind or facing foreclosure. 1-888-995-HOPE is a 24 hour, non-profit hotline offering immediate help to homeowners. Calls are FREE and completely confidential. Local number is 816-822-7703, ext 214, Latriece with Neighborhood Housing Service.
AARP Tax Assistance with special consideration to those 60 years and older are available at: Mid-Continent Library-Raytown, 6131 Raytown Rd. Call 353-2052 for appointment AND Mid-Continent Library-Red Bridge, 11140 Locust. Call 942-1780 for appointment.
Hillcrest Comm Center will have Youth Activities For All from 4pm-6pm FREE, on Mondays,Tuesday and Thursday. For grades K-8th Boys and Girls. Same days but from 6:30pm-8:30pm HCC will have FREE Homework Help for ages K-8th Boys and Girls. Call 784-7000 to register. Every Wednesday FREE Open Gym for Grade Schoolers (1st-8th) will be from 3pm-5pm. Every Friday will be FREE Open Gym for High Schoolers with CURRENT Student ID from 3pm-5pm. Do not forget SCRABBLE every Tuesday from 4-5:30pm.
Citizens Against Crime will resume Meetings Mon, March 10 at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, 7pm.
InnerLight Ministries will be having seminars to help us in 2008. The next one is on Monday, February 25 at 7:00pm. At the Urban League of Greater KC, 1710 Paseo Blvd and is FREE. If you would like to attend Please call Peggy 816-763-0802 for a reservation.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 11. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up.
The character of our children tomorrow depends on what we put into their hearts today.
April Cushing

FEB 4

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
February 4, 2008

February
2-10 Register for FREE CURBSIDE BRUSH PICK-UP BY CALLING 3-1-1- for an appointment. Same rules apply as normal-bundles no longer than 4 feet and not weighing more than 40 lbs. NO LEAVES PLEASE. No calls will be accepted after Feb 10.
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7:30am-9am.
- Mother & Son Dance at Hillcrest Comm Center from 7pm-9pm, $10.00 a couple ($5.00 for each additional Child). Call 784-7000.
9- Missouri Childrens Id Program will be sponsored by Swope Park Masonic Lodge #617 FREE OF CHARGE at Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church at 11000 Ruskin Way from 9am-3pm, For more info Call 816-358-0223.
11- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Info call 761-3382.
-InnerLight Seminar-Budgeting to Win Part 1,8:30pm,FREE,Urban League of Greater KC,1710 Paseo Blvd. Call Peggy at 763-0802.
12- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOME ASSOC Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm. Bond & Levy, and 3-1-1 will be topics.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Info call 761-3382.
14-Happy Valentines Day.
- Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Info call 761-3382.
15-19 The OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.
- Hickman Mills School CLOSED for Staff Development K-12.
16- Angel Food Ministries Pickup of Feb Food from 9:30am-11am.
18-PRESIDENTS DAY-NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills School.
-Blue Ridge Library will be closed.
-RUSKIN BULKY bumped to Tues, TUESDAY TRASH bumped to Wednesday.
-Hillcrest Comm Center OPEN ONLY for fitness from 7am-11am.
20- Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste, 7pm.
23-Teen Program-Tumbled Glass Necklaces for Teens at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm. Info call 761-3382.
25- SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
-InnerLight Seminar-Budgeting to Win-Part 2,8:30,FREE, Urban League of Greater KC,1710 Paseo Blvd. Call Peggy at 763-0802.
26-Family Program-A Different Look at Diversity at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Info call 761-3382.
27- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. Info call 761-3382.
29-- Angel Food Ministries Money for March is DUE by 4pm. For more info Call 761-5441.

The City has decided to do a BRUSH ONLY emergency PICK-UP. Call 3-1-1 Action Center between Feb 2 and 10 to get your NAME ON THE LIST. Once scheduled the collections will run from Feb 11-29. REMEMBER BRUSH ONLY. Any problems call the Office.
Our NEXT Home Association Meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb 12. We will have Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1, and a School Board Member talking about the Bond and Levy Vote coming up in April. Bring your questions or comments.
Your DUES go for a copy of the Jackson County Advocate, an Office and extra security. Interest WILL be added to unpaid statements Feb 1. So PLEASE pay your dues TODAY. Remember statements go to the LAST KNOWN address on our records. If your property has changed hands let the Office know. Tornado DVDs are available now in the Office for $20.00 a set.
The Swope Park Masonic Lodge #617 will sponsor a Missouri Children's Identification Program on February 9, at the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church, located at 11000 Ruskin Way, across the street from Ruskin High School. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall and will start at 9:00AM and end at 3:00PM. Children attending will be fingerprinted, photographed and have a dental impression taken by a licensed dentist. The dental impression will also contain DNA from the saliva. This information will be placed on a compact disc and be presented to the parents/guardians of the child/children. Parental approval/permission is required. The approval/permission slips will be available at the event. This service is provided FREE OF CHARGE. For further information, call 816-358-0223.
The OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED from Feb 15, Friday to Feb 19, Tues.
It is still NOT TOO late to register your Rental Properties. Rental Registration Information and application for rental property within KC is available on line at www.kcmo.org/neigh There is no registration fee, BUT there is a late fee of $50.00/per month until it is registered. Registration is good for a calendar year. For more information Call Neighborhood Preservation at 816-513-9041.
Do not forget the NEW 48 HOUR NUISANCE TICKETS given to occupants or Landlords. This includes bulky out too early- even move outs, unlicensed/ expired or inoperative cars, tall grass, tree limbs, LEAVES, and brush, and excessive open storage of other than lawn furniture and yard tools. We are giving notice on cars that fit the above description. This is just a friendly notice to let you know there is a problem. All MAINTENANCE issues will still go through housing court. CALL the Office if you see excess trash out or bulky to early.
Hillcrest Comm Center will have Youth Activities For All from 4pm-6pm FREE, n Mondays,Tuesday and Thursday. For grades K-8th Boys and Girls. Same days but from 6:30pm-8:30pm HCC will have FREE Homework Help for ages K-8th Boys and Girls.Call 784-7000 to register. Every Wednesday FREE Open Gym for Grade Schoolers (1st-8th) will be from 3pm-5pm. Every Friday will be FREE Open Gym for High Schoolers with CURRENT Student ID from 3pm-5pm. Eric and Mary are teaching a Line Dance Class on Tuesday,1pm, starting Feb 5, Free of charge.
InnerLight Ministries will be having seminars to help us in 2008. The next one is on Monday, February 11 at 8:30pm. At the Urban League of Greater KC,1710 Paseo Blvd and is FREE. If you would like to attend Please call Peggy 816-763-0802 for a reservation.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 11. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up.
Grief is itself a medicine.
April Cushing

JAN 28

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Jan 28, 2008

February

1- Angel Food Ministries Money for Feb is DUE by 4pm. For more info Call 761-5441.
5- SUPER TUESDAY PRIMARY- Be informed-VOTE
-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Info call 761-3382.
-Line Dancing with Mary and Eric at Hillcrest Comm Center, 1pm. Call 784-7000 for info.
6- ASH WEDNESDAY
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7:30am-9am.
- Mother & Son Dance at Hillcrest Comm Center from 7pm-9pm, $10.00 a couple ($5.00 for each additional Child). Call 784-7000.
9- Missouri Childrens Id Program will be sponsored by Swope Park Masonic Lodge #617 FREE OF CHARGE at Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church at 11000 Ruskin Way from 9am-3pm, For more info Call 816-358-0223.
11- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Info call 761-3382.
-InnerLight Seminar-Budgeting to Win Part 1,8:30pm,FREE,Urban League of Greater KC,1710 Paseo Blvd. Call Peggy at 763-0802.
12- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOME ASSOC Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm. Bond & Levy, and 3-1-1 will be topics.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Info call 761-3382.
14-Happy Valentines Day.
- Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Info call 761-3382.
15- Hickman Mills School CLOSED for Staff Development K-12.
16- Angel Food Ministries Pickup of Feb Food from 9:30am-11am.
18-PRESIDENTS DAY-NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills School.
-Blue Ridge Library will be closed.
-RUSKIN BULKY bumped to Tues, TUESDAY TRASH bumped to Wednesday.
-Hillcrest Comm Center OPEN ONLY for fitness from 7am-11am.
20- Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste, 7pm.
23-Teen Program-Tumbled Glass Necklaces for Teens at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm. Info call 761-3382.
25- SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 8001 Longview, 7pm.
-InnerLight Seminar-Budgeting to Win-Part 2,8:30,FREE, Urban League of Greater KC,1710 Paseo Blvd. Call Peggy at 763-0802.
26-Family Program-A Different Look at Diversity at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Info call 761-3382.
27- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. Info call 761-3382.
29-- Angel Food Ministries Money for March is DUE by 4pm. For more info Call 761-5441.

Voting is a PRIVILEGE. Be informed on the issues. The PRIMARY is TUESDAY FEB 5. Research the topics and VOTE INFORMED.
Our NEXT Home Association Meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb 12. We will have Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1, and a School Board Member talking about the Bond and Levy Vote coming up in April. Bring your questions or comments. Your DUES go for a copy of the Jackson County Advocate, an Office and extra security. Interest WILL be added to unpaid statements Feb 1. So PLEASE pay your dues TODAY. Remember statements go to the LAST KNOWN address on our records. If your property has changed hands let the Office know. Tornado DVDs are available now in the Office for $20.00 a set.
The Swope Park Masonic Lodge #617 will sponsor a Missouri Children's Identification Program on February 9, at the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church, located at 11000 Ruskin Way, across the street from Ruskin High School. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall and will start at 9:00AM and end at 3:00PM. Children attending will be fingerprinted, photographed and have a dental impression taken by a licensed dentist. The dental impression will also contain DNA from the saliva. This information will be placed on a compact disc and be presented to the parents/guardians of the child/children. Parental approval/permission is required. The approval/permission slips will be available at the event. This service is provided FREE OF CHARGE. For further information, call 816-358-0223.
Rental Registration Information and application for rental property within KC is available on line at www.kcmo.org/neigh There is no registration fee, BUT there is a late fee of $50.00/per month until it is registered. Registration is good for a calendar year. For more information Call Neighborhood Preservation at 816-513-9041.
CRIME ALERT &#8211; There has been a lot of activity this past week. CALL 9-1-1 on ANY unusual behavior. PLEASE BE ALERT crime can hit anywhere at anytime.
Do not forget the NEW 48 HOUR NUISANCE TICKETS given to occupants or Landlords. This includes bulky out too early- even move outs, unlicensed/ expired or inoperative cars, tall grass, tree limbs, LEAVES, and brush, and excessive open storage of other than lawn furniture and yard tools. All MAINTENANCE issues will still go through housing court. CALL the Office if you see excess trash out or bulky to early.
Hillcrest Comm Center will have Youth Activities For All from 4pm-6pm FREE, n Mondays,Tuesday and Thursday. For grades K-8th Boys and Girls. Same days but from 6:30pm-8:30pm HCC will have FREE Homework Help for ages K-8th Boys and Girls.Call 784-7000 to register. Every Wednesday FREE Open Gym for Grade Schoolers (1st-8th) will be from 3pm-5pm. Every Friday will be FREE Open Gym for High Schoolers with CURRENT Student ID from 3pm-5pm. Eric and Mary are teaching a Line Dance Class on Tuesday,1pm, starting Feb 5, Free of charge.
InnerLight Ministries will be having seminars to help us in 2008. The next one is on Monday, February 11 at 8:30pm. At the Urban League of Greater KC,1710 Paseo Blvd and is FREE. If you would like to attend Please call Peggy 816-763-0802 for a reservation.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 12. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up.
There is nothing so kingly as kindness, there is nothing so royal as truth.
April Cushing

JAN 21

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Jan 21, 2008

January 2008

28- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
-Your 2007 Taxes and the New Changes-FREE Seminar. Rockhurst University Community Center, 5401 Troost from 7-8:30pm. Call 816-763-0802 for a reservation.

February

1- Angel Food Ministries Money for Feb is DUE by 4pm. For more info Call 761-5441.

5- SUPER TUESDAY PRIMARY- Be informed-VOTE
-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, Pride and Prejudice_/ by Jane Austen. Info call 761-3382.
-Line Dancing with Mary and Eric at Hillcrest Comm Center, pm. Call 784-7000 for info.

6- ASH WEDNESDAY

8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7:30am-9am.
- Mother & Son Dance at Hillcrest Comm Center from 7pm-9pm, $10.00 a couple ($5.00 for each additional Child). Call 784-7000.

9- Missouri Childrens Id Program will be sponsored by Swope Park Masonic Lodge #617 FREE OF CHARGE at Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church at 11000 Ruskin Way from 9am-3pm, For more info Call 816-358-0223.

11- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Info call 761-3382.

12- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOME ASSOC Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7 pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Info call 761-3382.

14-Happy Valentines Day.
- Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Info call 761-3382.

15- Hickman Mills School CLOSED for Staff Development K-12.

16- Angel Food Ministries Pickup of Feb Food from 9:30am -11am.

18-PRESIDENTS DAY-NO SCHOOL Hickman Mills School.
-RUSKIN BULKY bumped to Tues, TUESDAY TRASH bumped to Wednesday.
-Hillcrest Comm Center OPEN ONLY for fitness from 7am-11am.

20- Southern Comm Coalition, Baptiste, 7pm.

23-Teen Program-Tumbled Glass Necklaces for Teens at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm. Info call 761-3382.

25- SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle, 8001 Longview, 7pm.

26-Family Program-/A Different Look at Diversity/ at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Info call 761-3382.

27- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, /_Cold Mountain_/ by Charles Frazier. Info call 761-3382.

29-- Angel Food Ministries Money for March is DUE by 4pm. For more info Call 761-5441.

Voting is a PRIVILEGE! Be informed on the issues. The PRIMARY is TUESDAY FEB 5. School Board, School Bond and Levy, and possibly something on the Smoking Ban will be in April. Research the topics and VOTE INFORMED.

Our NEXT Home Association Meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb 12. We will have Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1, and a School Board Member talking about the Bond and Levy Vote coming up in April. Bring your questions or comments. Your DUES go for a copy of the "Jackson County Advocate", an Office and extra security. Interest WILL be added to unpaid statements Feb 1. So PLEASE pay your dues TODAY. Remember statements go to the LAST KNOWN address on our records. If your property has changed hands let the Office know. Tornado DVDs are available now in the Office for $20.00 a set.

The Swope Park Masonic Lodge #617 will sponsor a Missouri Children's Identification Program on February 9, at the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church, located at 11000 Ruskin Way, across the street from Ruskin High School. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall and will start at 9:00AM and end at 3:00PM. Children attending will be fingerprinted, photographed and have a dental impression taken by a
licensed dentist. The dental impression will also contain DNA from the saliva. This information will be placed on a compact disc and be presented to the parents/guardians of the child/children. Parental approval/permission is required. The approval/permission slips will be available at the event. This service is provided FREE OF CHARGE. For
further information, call 816-358-0223. Rental Registration Information and application for rental property within KC is available on line at www.kcmo.org/neigh <http://www.kcmo.org/neigh> There is no registration fee, BUT there is a late fee of $50.00/per month until it is registered. Registration is good for a calendar year. For more information Call Neighborhood Preservation at 816-513-9041.

CRIME ALERT &#8211; There has been a lot of activity this past week. CALL 9-1-1 on ANY unusual behavior. Teens as well as copper thieves have really disrupted normal activity around Longview and Oakland. PLEASE BE ALERT crime can hit anywhere at anytime.

Do not forget the NEW 48 hour NUISANCE TICKETS given to occupants or Landlords. This includes bulky out too early- even move outs, unlicensed expired or inoperative cars, tall grass, tree limbs, LEAVES, and brush, and excessive open storage of other than lawn furniture and yard tools. All MAINTENANCE issues will still go through housing court.

CALL the Office if you see excess trash out or bulky to early.

Line Dancing & 2 Steppin on every Thursday at _Hillcrest Community Center from 7-7:45pm. $45 for the 6 week session that started Jan 17. Call 784-7000. Eric and Mary are teaching a Line Dance Class on Tuesday,1pm, starting Feb 5, Free of charge.

Our Community Assistance Council (CAC) was hard hit during the Holidays. They are in NEED of the following items: Canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, dry great northern beans, toilet paper, shampoo, and liquid dish soap. As always any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

InnerLight Ministries will be having seminars to help us in 2008. The next one is on Jan 28 dealing with 2007 Taxes. If you would like to attend Please call 816-763-0802 for a reservation.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com <http://beforemay.tripod.com/> Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 12. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET.

Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center** at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up.

"Running with patience is perseverance in the long run."

April Cushing

JAN 14

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association

Jan 14, 2008

January 2008

17-Line Dancing & 2 Steppin at Hillcrest Comm Center from 7-7:45pm. $45 for the 6 week session. Call 784-7000.
18- BULKY PICK UP for RUSKIN.
19- Angel Food Ministries Pickup of Jan Food from 9:30am-11am.
21- Hickman Mills C-1 CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day.
-RUSKIN TUESDAY TRASH DAY Bumped to Wednesday.
- Hillcrest Comm Center-OPEN ONLY for fitness from 7am-11am.
22-/Financial Strategies for Todays Woman/ at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
23- Cell Tower at 10518 Blue Ridge Blvd, Plans and Zoning Hearing City Council Chambers, 1:30pm. Testimony is welcome.
- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm, In "The Time of the Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez.
28- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
-Your 2007 Taxes and the New Changes-FREE Seminar. Rockhurst University Comm Center, 5401 Troost from 7-8:30pm. Call 816-763-0802 for a reservation.

February

1- Angel Food Ministries Money for Feb is DUE by 4pm. For more info Call 761-5441.
5- SUPER TUESDAY PRIMARY- Be informed-VOTE
-Daytime Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 10am, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. Info call 761-3382.
6- ASH WEDNESDAY
8- 2^nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7:30am-9am.
- Mother & Son Dance at Hillcrest Comm Center from 7pm-9pm, $20.00 a couple ($5.00 for each additional Child). Call 784-7000.
9- Missouri Childrens Id Program will be sponsored by Swope Park Masonic Lodge #617 FREE OF CHARGE at Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church at 11000 Ruskin Way from 9am-3pm, For more info Call 816-358-0223.
11- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Info call 761-3382.
12- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOME ASSOC Meeting, Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Info call 761-3382.

At our Home Association Meeting held last Tuesday the Executive Board was retained. They are Tim Cushing as President, Eva Miller as Vice-President, Virginia Woods as Treasurer and Sandy Sexton as Secretary. Your DUES goes for a copy of the "Jackson County Advocate" an Office and extra security. It was decided to wait before we sign up for the Rental Inspection Program. Too many questions are still left
unanswered. Tornado DVD&#8217;s are available now in the Office for $20.00 a set.

The Swope Park Masonic Lodge #617 will sponsor a Missouri Children's Identification Program on February 9, at the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church, located at 11000 Ruskin Way, across the street from Ruskin High School. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall and will start at 9:00AM and end at 3:00PM. Children attending will be fingerprinted, photographed and have a dental impression taken by a
licensed dentist. The dental impression will also contain DNA from the saliva. This information will be placed on a compact disc and be presented to the parents/guardians of the child/children. Parental approval/permission is required. The approval/permission slips will be
available at the event. This service is provided FREE OF CHARGE. For further information, call 816-358-0223.

Rental Registration Information and application for rental property within KC is available on line at www.kcmo.org/neigh <http://www.kcmo.org/neigh> There is no registration fee, BUT there is a late fee of $50.00/per month until it is registered. Registration is good for a calendar year. For more information Call Neighborhood Preservation at 816-513-9041.

Do not forget the NEW 48 hour TICKETS given for NUISANCE Violations to occupants. This includes bulky out too early- even move outs, unlicensed expired or inoperative cars, tall grass, tree limbs, LEAVES, and brush, and excessive open storage of other than lawn furniture and yard tools. All MAINTENANCE issues will still go through housing court. CALL the Office if you see excess trash out or bulky to early.

Those wanting the SOCCER PLAN for Bannister Mall should send Letters to the Editors of your favorite newspaper. (DO NOT use the name of our opponent.) Also DECLINE TO SIGN his petition. Pass the word to all your friends not to sign either. He will no doubt hit other areas for his signatures. This plan is still worth fighting for &#8211; do not give up yet.

The Cell Tower planned for 10518 Blue Ridge (next to Pauls) will be heard Wed, Jan 23, City Council Chambers at 1:30pm.

InnerLight Ministries will be having two seminars to help us in 2008. Jan 14 will be on Debt Collection and Jan 28 will be on 2007 Taxes. If you would like to attend Please call 816-763-0802 for a reservation.

Northland Neighborhoods is having a 3-part seminar on Home Ownership. It is $25.00 for all three classes to be held Jan 16, 23, and 30 from 6-9pm at 3015 NE Vivion Rd. A light dinner will be provided at 5:30pm. For more info call Jennifer at 816-454-2000.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com
<http://beforemay.tripod.com/> Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 12. If Hickman Mills is out of school we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up.

"Selfish gratification will lead to spiritual stagnation."

April Cushing

JAN 7 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Jan 7, 2008


January 2008

10- NEW Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 10am, Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag.
12-Vaccination and Microchip Clinic at A Dogs Fun Place, 7833 Wornall from 10am-Noon. No appointment needed. For more info go to www.snkc.net or call 816-353-0940.
-Leaf & Limb Center at 470 & Raytown Rd closes at end of business
14- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm,Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag.
-Debt Collection and Your Rights-FREE Seminar. Rockhurst University Comm Center, 5401 Troost from 7-8:30pm. Call 816-763-0802 for a reservation.
16- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Home Ownership Class from 6-9pm at 3015 NE Vivion Rd. See Northland Neighborhoods below for more info.
18- BULKY PICKUP for RUSKIN.
19- Angel Food Ministries Pickup of Jan Food from 9:30am-11am.
21- Hickman Mills C-1 CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day.
-RUSKIN TRASH DAY Bumped to Wednesday.
22-Financial Strategies for Todays Woman at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
23- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm, In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.
28- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
-Your 2007 Taxes and the New Changes-FREE Seminar. Rockhurst University Comm Center, 5401 Troost from 7-8:30pm. Call 816-763-0802 for a reservation.

Southern Communities Coalition will meet on Wednesday, Jan 16, 7pm at Baptiste ED Center. The Police Chief will be one of the speakers. Come and be informed about what is going on in our community.
Rental Registration Information and application for rental property within KC will be available on line Jan 1, 2008 at www.kcmo.org/neigh There is no registration fee, BUT there is a late fee of $50.00/per month until it is registered. Registration is good for a calendar year. For more information Call Neighborhood Preservation at 816-513-9041.
Do not forget the NEW 48 hour TICKETS given for NUISANCE Violations to occupants. This includes bulky out too early even move outs, unlicensed/ inoperative cars, tall grass, tree limbs, LEAVES, and brush, excessive open storage of other than lawn furniture and yard tools. All MAINTENANCE issues will still go through housing court. CALL the Office if you see excess trash out or bulky to early.
Those wanting the SOCCER PLAN for Bannister Mall should send Letters to the Editors of your favorite newspaper. (DO NOT use the name of our opponent.) Also be sure NOT TO SIGN his petition. Pass the word to all your friends not to sign either. He will no doubt hit other areas for his signatures. This plan is still worth fighting for &#8211; do not give up yet.
The Cell Tower planned for 10518 Blue Ridge (next to Pauls) was postponed for three weeks.
CRIME is everywhere this time of year. It has come to our attention there are some boys breaking in and doing a lot of stealing of property. If you see ANYONE who does not belong in our neighborhood CALL 9-1-1 immediately. ALL KC Harp clients &#8211;Work has resumed on existing projects. NO NEW applications can be taken at this time. Any questions call the Office.
Leaf & Limb Site closes at end of day Sat, Jan 12. Leftover leaves will NOT be picked up by the City. They have already come by twice this fall. It is YOUR responsibility to get rid of this yard waste. Tickets can be given now.
InnerLight Ministries will be having two seminars to help us in 2008. Jan 14 will be on Debt Collection and Jan 28 will be on 2007 Taxes. If you would like to attend Please call 816-763-0802 for a reservation.
Northland Neighborhoods is having a 3-part seminar on Home Ownership. It is $25.00 for all three classes to be held Jan 16,23, and 30 from 6-9pm at 3015 NE Vivion Rd. A light dinner will be provided at 5:30pm. For more info call Jennifer at 816-454-2000.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 12. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up.
Train up a child in the way he should go- but be sure you go that way yourself. April Cushing

JAN 1 2008

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Jan 1,2008


January 2008
3- Hickman Mills School District Schools OPEN.
4- Angel Food Ministries Money for Jan is due by 4pm. Call for more information 761-5441.
5-Spay, Neuter, Vaccination and Microchip Clinic at 3710 Main from 9am-11am. No appointment necessary. Vaccinations are $5-10
depending on zip code. Microchips are $10.00. For more info go to www.snkc.net or call 816-353-0940.
7- Grandparents as Caregivers, CAC at noon.
8-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1 will be our guest speaker.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
10-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 10am, Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag.
12-Vaccination and Microchip Clinic at A Dogs Fun Place, 7833 Wornall from 10am-Noon. No appointment needed. For more info go to www.snkc.net or call 816-353-0940.
-Leaf & Limb Center at 470 & Raytown Rd closes at end of business
14- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm,Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag.
16- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
18- BULKY PICKUP for RUSKIN.
19- Angel Food Ministries Pickup of Jan Food from 9:30am-11am.
21- Hickman Mills C-1 CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day.
22-Financial Strategies for Todays Woman at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
23- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm, In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.
28- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.


Rental Registration Information and application for rental property within KC will be available on line Jan 1, 2008 at www.kcmo.org/neigh There is no registration fee, BUT there is a late fee of $50.00/per month until it is registered. Registration is good for a calendar year. For more information Call Neighborhood Preservation at 816-513-9041.
Do not forget the NEW 48 hour TICKETS given for NUISANCE Violations to occupants. This includes bulky out too early even move outs, unlicensed/ inoperative cars, tall grass, tree limbs and brush, excessive open storage of other than lawn furniture and yard tools. All MAINTENANCE issues will still go through housing court.
The Cell Tower planned for 10518 Blue Ridge (next to Pauls) will be heard again by Planning and Zoning Committee in Council Chambers Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 1:30pm.
CRIME is everywhere this time of year. BE ALERT to your surroundings and possessions. Report strangers in your neighborhood to 9-1-1 immediately. The redistricting of South Patrol has been put on hold, due to all the public comment. Angel Food Ministries January food share deadlines are: Money for month is due Fri, Jan 4 by 4:30pm with Pickup on SAT, Jan 19 from 9:30am-11am. For more info call 761-5441.
Our NEXT HOA Meeting will be Tuesday, Jan 8,7pm at Ruskin High School Media Center. We have lots to go over for the coming year as well as having Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1. Bring your questions and comments and join us. We will also talk about the Rental Registration/Inspection Program. If Hickman School District is out due to weather &#8211;WE DO NOT MEET.
ALL KC Harp clients &#8211;To our understanding bids for contracts and work should be starting up again soon. Our extension has been granted until May 15,2008. So ALL work must be done by then. Any questions call the Office.
Leaf & Limb Site closes at end of day Sat, Jan 12. Christmas trees can also be recycled there.
To report really early bulky AND move outs PLEASE CALL the Office at 761-6050. These will be immediately reported to the appropriate inspector for quicker response.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 12. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until Jan 1
You can teach more with your life than with your lips.
April Cushing

DEC 24

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Dec 24, 2007

Dec
20-Jan 2 Hickman Mills C-1 School is Closed for Christmas Vacation. School starts back Thursday, Jan 3.
26- UNLIMITED TRASH FOR RUSKIN.
28- Deadline for- Hillcrest Community Center Basketball League that will start Jan 5 and run through Feb 16. $150 per team or $36 per player. Divisions are from K-8. Please call Eric or Helston at 784-7000 for more info.
31- New Years Eve Day-Blue Ridge Library Closed.
-Hillcrest Community Center OPEN till 6pm. RHHA Office closed.

January 2008
1-NEW YEARS DAY-Blue Ridge Library Closed.
-Trash is bumped till Wed. Hillcrest Community Center OPEN ONLY 7am-11am for Fitness ONLY. RHHA Office closed.
3- Hickman Mills School District Schools OPEN.
4- Angel Food Ministries Money for Jan is due by 4pm. Call for more information 761-5441.
5-Spay, Neuter, Vaccination and Microchip Clinic at 3710 Main from 9am-11am. No appointment necessary. Vaccinations are $5-10
depending on zip code. Microchips are $10.00. For more info go to www.snkc.net or call 816-353-0940.
7- Grandparents as Caregivers, CAC at noon.
8-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1 will be our guest speaker.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
10-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 10am, Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag.
12-Vaccination and Microchip Clinic at A Dogs Fun Place, 7833 Wornall from 10am-Noon. No appointment needed. For more info go to www.snkc.net or call 816-353-0940.
-Leaf & Limb Center at 470 & Raytown Rd closes at end of business
14- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm,Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag.
16- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
18- BULKY PICKUP for RUSKIN.
19- Angel Food Ministries Pickup of Jan Food from 9:30am-11am.
21- Hickman Mills C-1 CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day.
22-Financial Strategies for Todays Woman at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
23- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm, In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.
28- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.


HAPPY NEW YEAR from All the Board. May this year be especially bright for all of us.

Rental Registration Information and application for rental property within KC will be available on line Jan 1, 2008 at www.kcmo.org/neigh There is no registration fee, BUT there is a late fee of $50.00/per month until it is registered. Registration is good for a calendar year. For more information Call Neighborhood Preservation at 816-513-9041.
The Cell Tower planned for 10518 Blue Ridge(next to Pauls) will be heard again by Planning and Zoning Committee in Council Chambers Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 1:30pm.
CRIME is everywhere this time of year. BE ALERT to your surroundings and possessions. Report strangers in your neighborhood to 9-1-1 immediately.
ALL KC Harp clients &#8211;To our understanding bids for contracts and work should be starting up again soon. Our extension has been granted until May 15,2008. So ALL work must be done by then. Any questions call the Office.
Angel Food Ministries January food share deadlines are: Money for month is due Fri, Jan 4 by 4:30pm with Pickup on SAT, Jan 19 from 9:30am-11am. For more info call 761-5441.
To report really early bulky AND move outs PLEASE CALL the Office at 761-6050. These will be immediately reported to the appropriate inspector for quicker response.
Leaf & Limb Site closes at end of day Sat, Jan 12. Christmas trees can also be recycled here.
Our next HOA Meeting will be Jan 8 at Ruskin High School Media Center with Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1. We will also talk about the Rental Inspection Program.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 12. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until Jan 1
If you seek wise counsel- you multiply your chances for sound decisions.
April Cushing

DEC 17

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Dec 17, 2007

Dec
20-Jan 2 Hickman Mills C-1 School is Closed for Christmas Vacation. School starts back Thursday, Jan 3.
21-25 RHHA Office Closed for Christmas.
22-First day of Winter.
24- NO SMA-CCO for Dec. Blue Ridge Library Closed.
-Hillcrest Community Center OPEN till 6pm. RHHA Office closed.
25- MERRY CHRISTMAS&#8212;trash is bumped to Wed.
-Hillcrest Community Center CLOSED. RHHA Office
closed.
26- UNLIMITED TRASH FOR RUSKIN.
31- New Years Eve Day-Blue Ridge Library Closed.
-Hillcrest Community Center OPEN till 6pm. RHHA Office
closed.

January 2008
1-NEW YEARS DAY-Blue Ridge Library Closed.
-Trash is bumped till Wed. Hillcrest Community Center
OPEN ONLY 7am-11am for Fitness ONLY. RHHA Office
closed.
3- Hickman Mills School District Schools OPEN.
4- Angel Food Ministries Money for Jan is due by 4pm.
Call for more information 761-5441.
5-Spay, Neuter, Vaccination and Microchip Clinic at
3710 Main from 9am-11am. No appointment necessary.
Vaccinations are $5-10 depending on zip code. Microchips are $10.00. For more info go to www.snkc.net or call 816-353-0940.
7- Grandparents as Caregivers, CAC at noon.
8-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1 will be our guest speaker.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
10-Daytime Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 10am, Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag.
12-Vaccination and Microchip Clinic at A Dogs Fun Place, 7833 Wornall from 10am-Noon. No appointment needed. For more info go to www.snkc.net or call 816-353-0940.
14- Evening Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm, Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag.
16- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
18- BULKY PICKUP for RUSKIN.
19- Angel Food Ministries Pickup of Jan Food from 9:30am-11am.
21- Hickman Mills C-1 CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day.
22-Financial Strategies for Todays Woman at Blue Ridge
Library at 7pm.
23- Evening Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at
7pm, In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvare.
28- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8004 Longview Rd at 7pm.

Rental Registration Information and application for rental property within KC will be available online Jan 1, 2008 at www.kcmo.org/neigh There is no registration fee, BUT there is a late fee of $50.00/per month until it is registered. Registration is good for a calendar year. For more information Call Neighborhood Preservation at 816-513-9041.
Red Bridge/71 Park and Ride is now available for South KC Commuters. There are five rush hour departures Monday-Friday between 6:30am to 7:43am. For more information on the #471-71 Hwy Express check online at www.kcata.org or call 816-221-0660.
Now that we have had our first snow it is time to review Snow Routes and winter emergency procedures.
To report an electrical outage call 1-888-LIGHTKC.
CRIME is everywhere this time of year. BE ALERT to your surroundings and possessions. Report strangers in your neighborhood to 9-1-1 immediately.
ALL KC Harp clients &#8211;To our understanding bids for contracts and work should be starting up again soon. Any questions call the Office.
Angel Food Ministries January food share deadlines are: Money for month is due Fri, Jan 4 by 4:30pm with Pickup on SAT, Jan 19 from 9:30am-11am. For more info call 761-5441.
To report really early bulky AND move outs PLEASE CALL the Office at 761-6050. These will be immediately reported to the appropriate inspector for quicker response.
Leaf and Brush site at 470 and Raytown Rd closes after work on Jan 12 for the winter.
Unlimited trash pickup will occur on WED, DEC 26- bumped trash day for Ruskin.
Our next HOA Meeting will be Jan 8 at Ruskin High School Media Center with Mr. Rouse, Director of 3-1-1.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our
meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 12. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up.
Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until Jan 12.
Prosperity may be a greater test of character than poverty. April Cushing

DEC 10

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Dec 10, 2007

Dec
13- Citizen Support for Bannister Mall Redevelopment at City Council Chambers at 3pm. Buses from Transit Center on Red Bridge LEAVE at 2pm. Cost is estimated to be $5.00. RSVP the Office at 761-6050 by Fri Dec 7 or Carol McClure at 966-0855 no later than Sun Dec 9.
14- 2nd Friday at the Trailside 7:30am-9am.
15- Angel Food Ministries at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church will have PICKUP of Dec food from 9:30am-11:30am.
-19th Annual Kris Kringle Run at Minor Park 9am. Pre-reg is through Hillcrest Comm Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd, 784-7004, at $15.00. Day of Run registration is $20.00
17-Grandparents as Caregivers meet at CAC at noon.
18- BULKY for Heights, Village and Hills
-CURBSIDE Pickup of LEAVES and Limbs in Heights and Village. Limit of 20 PAPER lawn bags.
-Santa With A Tune. Santa will sing and have pictures at the Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Please call ahead at 761-3382.
19- NO Southern Comm Coalition for Dec.
-Regular Book Club- Mr. Ives Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos, Blue Ridge Library,7pm.
20-Jan 2 Hickman Mills C-1 School is Closed for Christmas Vacation. School starts back Thursday, Jan 3.
22-First day of Winter.
24- NO SMA-CCO for Dec. Blue Ridge Library Closed.
25- MERRY CHRISTMAS&#8212;trash is bumped a day.
26- Unlimited trash pickup for Ruskin.




2008 DUES are out NOW to beat the holiday rush. Bills will be sent to the last known owner and address. It is NOT OUR responsibility to keep up with owner changes. PLEASE help us in this matter. If you DID NOT get one or your property has changed hands call the Office at 761-6050 or email us at RHHA1874@netscape.net
Rental Registration Information and application for rental property within KC will be available on line Jan 1,2008 at www.kcmo.org/neigh There is no registration fee, BUT there is a late fee of $50.00/per month until it is registered. Registration is good for a calendar year. For more information Call Neighborhood Preservation at 816-513-9041.
Red Bridge/71 Park and Ride is now available for South KC Commuters. There are five rush hour departures Monday-Friday between 6:30am to 7:43am. For more information on the #471-71 Hwy Express check online at www.kcata.org or call 816-221-0660.
Now that we have had our first snow it is time to review Snow Routes and winter emergency procedures. Snow Routes are plowed after the main streets. Be alert to older neighbors and pets in this cold weather. Have an emergency box PREPARED incase the electricity goes out. Have the basics of canned food, candles and check the batteries in your flashlights and radio.

CRIME is everywhere this time of year. BE ALERT to your surroundings and possessions. Report strangers in your neighborhood to 9-1-1 immediately. DO NOT answer your door unless you know who is on the other side. Take your boxes to the recycle center instead of putting them at the curb for all to see what Santa brought. CAUTION is the word of the month.
ALL KC Harp clients &#8211; risk assessments have almost been completed. To our understanding bids for contracts and work should be starting up again soon. Any questions call the Office.
To report really early bulky AND move outs PLEASE CALL the Office at 761-6050. These will be immediately reported to the appropriate inspector for quicker response.
Our Next City Curb-side Leaf & Brush Pickup will be Dec 18. Be sure to have materials out at the curb by 7am. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or for any questions. Leaf and Brush site at 470 and Raytown Rd closes after work on Jan 12 for the winter.
Unlimited trash pickup will occur on DEC 26- bumped trash day for Ruskin.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Jan 8. If Hickman Mills is out of school- we DO NOT MEET. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until Jan 12.
A good example always makes a good sermon.
April Cushing

DEC 3

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Dec 3, 2007

Dec
7- Office RSVP for City Council on Thurs Dec 13 for Bannister Mall Redevelopment 761-6050.
10-Mystery Book Club-Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark, Blue Ridge Library,7pm.
11-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
-Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13- Citizen Support for Bannister Mall Redevelopment at City Council Chambers at 3pm. Buses from Transit Center on Red Bridge LEAVE at 2pm. Cost is estimated to be $5.00. RSVP the Office at 761-6050 by Fri Dec 7 or Carol McClure at 966-0855 no later than Sun Dec 9.
14- 2nd Friday at the Trailside 7:30am-9am.
15- Angel Food Ministries at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church will have PICKUP of Dec food from 9:30am-11:30am.
-19th Annual Kris Kringle Run at Minor Park 9am. Pre-reg is through Hillcrest Comm Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd, 784-7004, at $15.00. Day of Run registration is $20.00
17-Grandparents as Caregivers meet at CAC at noon.
18- BULKY for Heights, Village and Hills
-CURBSIDE Pickup of LEAVES and Limbs in Heights and Village. Limit of 20 PAPER lawn bags.
-Santa With A Tune. Santa will sing and have pictures at the Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Please call ahead at 761-3382.
19- NO Southern Comm Coalition for Dec.
-Regular Book Club- Mr. Ives Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos, Blue Ridge Library,7pm.
20-Jan 2 Hickman Mills C-1 School is Closed for Christmas Vacation. School starts back Thursday, Jan 3.
22-First day of Winter.
24- NO SMA-CCO for Dec. Blue Ridge Library Closed.





2008 DUES are out NOW to beat the holiday rush. Bills will be sent to the last known owner and address. It is NOT OUR responsibility to keep up with owner changes. PLEASE help us in this matter. If you DID NOT get one or your property has changed hands call the Office at 761-6050 or email us at RHHA1874@netscape.net
Our next Board of Directors Meeting is Tues, Dec 11, 7pm, at Ruskin High School Media Center. We will talk about goals for 2008 and updates on community projects to include Bannister Mall and Landlord Registration Neighborhood Inspection Program. When Hickman Mills School is called off for weather, we DO NOT MEET.
Thurs Dec 13 there will be Citizen Support for Bannister Mall Redevelopment at City Council Chambers at 3pm. Buses from Transit Center on Red Bridge LEAVE at 2pm. Cost is estimated to be $5.00 each. RSVP the Office at 761-6050 by Fri Dec 7 or Carol McClure at 966-0855 no later than Sun Dec 9.
CRIME is everywhere this time of year. BE ALERT to your surroundings and possessions. Report strangers in your neighborhood to 9-1-1 immediately. Take your boxes to the recycle center instead of putting them at the curb for all to see what Santa brought. CAUTION is the word of the month.
ALL KC Harp clients - the project is still going, but it just hit a few snags. These are improving and should be back on track soon. Watch for more updates next week.
To report really early bulky AND move outs PLEASE CALL the Office at 761-6050. These will be immediately reported to the appropriate inspector for quicker response.
Our Next City Curb-side Leaf & Brush Pickup will be Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash). Be sure to have materials out at the curb by 7am. Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or for any questions.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Jan 8. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until Jan 12.
Gratitude should not be an occasional incident
but a continuous attitude.
April Cushing

NOV 26

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Nov 26, 2007
November

26-30 Office will be closed.
30- Angel Food Ministries ORDER deadline for Dec at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church. For info call 761-5441 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.

Dec
3-Grandparents as Caregivers meet at CAC at noon.
5-Finance Committee will hear about Bannister Mall Redevelopment at 8:30am, 10th Floor City Hal.
-One KC Voice public forum on PUBLIC TRANSIT will be held at Hillcrest Comm Center from 6-7:30pm. For more info call Liana at 816-701-8269.
10-Mystery Book Club-Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark, Blue Ridge Library,7pm.
11-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center, 7pm.
-Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
15- Angel Food Ministries at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church will have PICKUP of Dec food from 9:30am-11:30am.
-19th Annual Kris Kringle Run at Minor Park 9am. Pre-reg is through Hillcrest Comm Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd, 784-7004, at $15.00. Day of Run registration is $20.00





2008 DUES are out NOW to beat the holiday rush. Bills will be sent to the last known owner and address. It is NOT OUR responsibility to keep up with owner changes. PLEASE help us in this matter. If you DID NOT get one or your property has changed hands call the Office at 761-6050 or email us at RHHA1874@netscape.net

Our next Board of Directors Meeting is Tues, Dec 11, 7pm, at Ruskin High School Media Center. We will talk about goals for 2008 and updates on community projects to include Bannister Mall. When Hickman Mills School is called off for weather, we DO NOT MEET.
Be Safe for the Holidays. Remember to CALL 9-1-1 if you observe suspicious behavior over the holidays. Be alert to your surroundings and watch for strangers. Keep valuables out of sight.

Do not forget the NEW 48 hour TICKETS given for NUISANCE Violations. This includes bulky out too early even move outs, unlicensed/ inoperative cars, tall grass, tree limbs and brush, excessive open storage of other than lawn furniture and yard tools. All MAINTENANCE issues will still go through housing court.
ALL KC Harp clients - the project is still going, but it just hit a few snags. These are improving and should be back on track soon. Watch for more updates. NO formal status letters will be sent at this time. Risk assessments and inspectors should be getting in contact with you soon. Call the Office if you have any questions. Roger and his staff have moved to City Hall.
To report really early bulky AND move outs PLEASE CALL the Office at 761-6050. These will be immediately reported to the appropriate inspector for quicker response.
Our Next City Curb-side Leaf & Brush Pickup will be Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash). Be sure to have materials out at the curb by 7am. Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or for any questions.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Jan 8. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until Jan 12.
Be humble and you will not stumble.
April Cushing

NOV 19

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Nov 19, 2007
November

21-23 No School K-12 Hickman Mills C-1. Thanksgiving Holiday.
22-Thanksgiving Day.
22-30 Office will be closed.
26-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle,7pm.
27- CURB-SIDE Leaf and Limb pickup for Heights and Village.
-FREE FLU SHOTS at Hillcrest Community Center from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Call ahead at 784-7000.
- Christmas card making for the family at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
28-Southern Communities Coalition, 7pm, Baptiste Education Center.
-Zoning Committee Meeting, 1:30pm City Council-26th Floor will discuss Bannister Mall Redevelopment changes.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, Feather Crowns by Bobbie Ann Mason, 7pm.
30- Angel Food Ministries ORDER deadline for Dec at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church. For info call 761-5441 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.

Dec
3-Grandparents as Caregivers meet at CAC at noon.
5-Finance Committee will hear about Bannister Mall Redevelopment at 8:30am, 10th Floor City Hal.
-One KC Voice public forum on PUBLIC TRANSIT will be held at Hillcrest Comm Center from 6-7:30pm. For more info call Liana at 816-701-8269.




2008 dues are out NOW to beat the holiday rush. Bills will be sent to the last known owner and address. It is NOT OUR responsibility to keep up with owner changes. PLEASE help us in this matter. If you DID NOT get one call the Office at 761-6050.

FREE FLU SHOTS will be given at Hillcrest Community Center Tuesday, Nov 27 from 12:30pm-2:30pm. PLEASE Call ahead at 784-7000.
At our ANNUAL Meeting South Patrols boundary expansion was presented by Scott Chambers. This will go into effect at the first of the year. For all Calls for Service CALL 9-1-1. If you observe suspicious behavior over the holidays PLEASE Call. Basic Holiday Safety Rules were gone over.
Our Board of Directors includes- Eva Miller, Virginia Woods, Tim Cushing, Katherine and James Hoelzel, June and Leo Hamilton, Charles Johnson, Ellen Cook, Sandy Sexton, and our new member Odell Jackson. Congratulations to all.
Councilman John Sharp brought us up to date on Bannister Mall Redevelopment and some special DATES to remember in Dec concerning City Council Approval of Bannister Mall Project. He also answered questions about the TIF process. His New Assistant is Ariane Coleman at 513-1615.
A City Codes Representative told us about the NEW 48 hour TICKETS given for NUISANCE Violations. This includes bulky out too early even move outs, unlicensed/ inoperative cars, tall grass, tree limbs and brush, excessive open storage of other than lawn furniture and yard tools. All MAINTENANCE issues will still go through housing court.
ALL KC Harp clients will be receiving a STATUS letter soon. The project is still going, but it just hit a few snags. These are improving and should be back on track soon. Watch for more updates.

To report really early bulky AND move outs PLEASE CALL the Office at 761-6050. These will be immediately reported to the appropriate inspector for quicker response.
City Curb-side Leaf & Brush Pickup this year will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash). Be sure to have materials out at the curb by 7am. Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or for any questions.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Dec
11. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until Jan 12.
True compassion is love in action
April Cushing

NOV 12

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Nov 12, 2007
November
17- Angel Food Ministries at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church Food Pickup is from 9:30-11:00am. Please bring a box.
19-Grandparents as caregivers&#8211;noon at CAC. Sponsored by Childrens Mercy
20- Hickman Mills Community Wide Thanksgiving Service, 7pm, St. Lukes United Methodist Church, Bannister and James A. Reed Rd.
21-KUDL Christmas in the Sky at Longview Park at dusk with lighting of Christmas in the Park displays.
21-23 No School K-12 Hickman Mills C-1. Thanksgiving Holiday.
22-Thanksgiving Day.
22-30 Office will be closed.
26-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle,7pm.
27- CURB-SIDE Leaf and Limb pickup for Heights and Village.
- Christmas card making for the family at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
28-Southern Communities Coalition, 7pm, Baptiste Education Center.
- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, Feather Crowns by Bobbie Ann Mason, 7pm.




2008 dues are going out NOW to beat the holiday rush. Bills will be sent to the last known owner and address. It is not OUR responsibility to keep up with owner changes. PLEASE help us in this matter.

The Rental Registration Ordinance No. 071046 was passed. This means Landlords will have to start to register units January 2008.
To contact our City Council people and the Mayor about BANNISTER MALL Redevelopment or ANY other community issues you can email council@kcmo.org mayor@kcmo.org
POLICE ALERT: Different streets have had activity lately. This is the SEASON to be ever vigilant to your surroundings when you are at home and holiday shopping. Many people are ready to take advantage of you. Do NOT answer the door if you do not know who it is and especially do not let strangers in your home to use the phone. They look at what you have then come back later and rob. PLEASE use the community recycle center for Christmas boxes that held anything of real value. At the street these boxes are an open advertisement to what is now in your home. FOR ANY unusual behavior CALL 9-1-1 if it is just to document the incident. With our new re-districting this is the ONLY way we can give feedback to how it is working for OUR area.
To report really early bulky AND move outs PLEASE CALL the Office at 761-6050. These will be immediately reported to the appropriate inspector for quicker response.
Tuesday, Nov 20, Hickman Mills Community wide Thanksgiving Service will be at St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 7pm, Bannister and James A. Reed Rd. Non-perishable canned goods for our local Food Pantry CAC would be greatly appreciated.
City Curb-side Leaf & Brush Pickup this year will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash). Be sure to have materials out at the curb by 7am. Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or for any questions.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Dec
11. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until Jan 12.
Work is a blessing when it blesses others.
April Cushing

NOV 7

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Nov 5, 2007
November
11-Veterans Day-TRASH delayed one day.
12-Flu Shots at Blue Ridge Library from 2-5pm. Call
the Library at 761-3382 or Red Cross at 816-931-8400
for more info.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, Skeleton Man by Tony
Hillerman, 7pm.
12-17 American Girl Dolls on display at Blue Ridge
Library.
13-Ruskin Heights Home Association Annual Meeting, 7pm
at Ruskin High School Media Center.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library,7pm.
17- Angel Food Ministries at Hickman Mills Comm
Christian Church Food Pickup is from 9:30-11:00am.
Please bring a box.
19-Grandparents as caregivers&#8211;noon at CAC. Sponsored
by Childrens Mercy
20- Hickman Mills Community Wide Thanksgiving Service,
7pm, St. Lukes United Methodist Church, Bannister and
James A. Reed Rd.
21-KUDL Christmas in the Sky at Longview Park at dusk
with lighting of Christmas in the Park displays.
21-23 No School K-12 Hickman Mills C-1. Thanksgiving
Holiday.
22-Thanksgiving Day.
22-30 Office will be closed.
26-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle,7pm.
27- CURB-SIDE Leaf and Limb pickup for Heights and
Village.
- Christmas card making for the family at Blue Ridge
Library, 7pm.
28-Southern Communities Coalition, 7pm, Baptiste
Education Center.
- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, Feather Crowns by
Bobbie Ann Mason, 7pm.




2008 dues are going out soon to beat the
holiday rush. Bills will be sent to the last known
owner and address. It is not OUR responsibility to
keep up with owner changes. PLEASE help us in this
matter.

The Rental Registration Ordinance No. 071046 was
passed. This means Landlords will have to start to
register units January 2008.
To contact our City Council people and the Mayor
about BANNISTER MALL Redevelopment or ANY other
community issues you can email
council@kcmo.org mayor@kcmo.org
RUSKIN HEIGHTS BI-ANNUAL MEETING will be November
13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE
mark your calendars. This is YOUR chance to voice your
concerns and VOTE FOR NEW MEMBERS to join the Board.
Our Meetings are ALWAYS OPEN to owners, renters and
concerned citizens. We will be discussing the New
South Patrol Boundaries and new codes enforcement
policy.
Tuesday, Nov 20, Hickman Mills Community wide
Thanksgiving Service will be at St. Lukes United
Methodist Church, 7pm, Bannister and James A. Reed Rd.
Non-perishable canned goods for our local Food Pantry
CAC would be greatly appreciated.
Mother Hubbards CUPBOARD is bare. Our local food
pantry (CAC) is in need of all kinds of food. The
Holiday SEASON is fast approaching. Some suggestions
of items most needed are- spaghetti sauce or any
tomato based sauces, mixed vegetables, cake mixes,
jello, flour, sugar, as well as hygiene products-soap,
toothpaste, toilet paper. The need is great- so ANY
help would be appreciated. They are open Monday-Friday
from 9am-1pm. Call 763-3277 for more details.
City Curb-side Leaf & Brush Pickup this year will
be Nov 27 and Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash). Be
sure to have materials out at the curb by 7am.
Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four
feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or
bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if
you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or
for any questions.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com
Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at
7pm. The next meeting is Nov
13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action
Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the
Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at
470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until
Jan 12. Our curbside Leaf and Brush pickup will be Nov
27 and Dec 18 with paper bags and no more than 20
bundles of sticks tied or bagged leaves.
The true measure of a person is what's in their
heart April Cushing

OCT 29

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCT 29, 2007
November
4-Angel Food Ministries Money for November is due at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church. Call 761-5441 for more info.
-DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS. Be sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms. The life you save could be your own.
5--Grandparents as caregivers-noon at CAC. Sponsored by Childrens Mercy
6-SPECIAL ELECTION -One cent Sales Tax Renewal for Capital Improvements.
-Hickman Mills Area Plan Amendment for current Bannister Mall plan will meet will meet at City Hall on 26th Floor-Planning and Zoning.
7- TIF Hearing on Bannister Mall Redevelopment, 9:30 am, on Walnut St. We will carpool from the Office at 8:30am.
11-Veterans Day-TRASH delayed one day.
12-Flu Shots at Blue Ridge Library from 2-5pm. Call the Library at 761-3382 or Red Cross at 816-931-8400 for more info.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman, 7pm.
12-17 American Girl Dolls on display at Blue Ridge Library.
13-Ruskin Heights Home Association Annual Meeting, 7pm at Ruskin High School Media Center.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library,7pm.
17- Angel Food Ministries at Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church Food Pickup is from 9:30-11:00am. Please bring a box.
19-Grandparents as caregivers&#8211;noon at CAC. Sponsored by Childrens Mercy
21-KUDL Christmas in the Sky at Longview Park at dusk with lighting of Christmas in the Park displays.
21-23 No School K-12 Hickman Mills C-1. Thanksgiving Holiday.
22-Thanksgiving Day.

The Rental Registration Ordinance No. 071046 was passed. This means Landlords will have to start to register units January 2008.
To contact our City Council people and the Mayor about BANNISTER MALL Redevelopment or other community issues you can email council@kcmo.org mayor@kcmo.org
Day Light Savings Time will end soon, Nov 4. Be sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.
TIF Hearing on Bannister Mall Redevelopment will be at 9:30 am on Walnut on Wed, Nov 7. We will carpool from the Office at 8:30am. Call ahead at 761-6050 so we will know who is going.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS BI-ANNUAL MEETING will be November 13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. This is YOUR chance to voice your concerns and VOTE FOR NEW MEMBERS to join the Board. Our Meetings are ALWAYS OPEN to owners, renters and concerned citizens. We will be discussing the New South Patrol Boundaries and new codes enforcement policy.
Hillcrest Community Center is open for lots of Fall activities. Fitness Area is the best bargain at $15.00 a month for adults and $10.00 a month for Seniors over 50. Walking track, weights and machines are all available for use during normal business hours. Senior Lunches are served Tuesday, Wed and Thursdays. Silver Sneakers have many classes to fit into your schedule. Call today for more information at 784-7000.
City Curb-side Leaf & Brush Pickup this year will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash). Be sure to have materials out at the curb by 7am. Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or for any questions.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Nov
13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm until Jan 12. Our curbside Leaf and Brush pickup will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 with paper bags and no more than 20 bundles of sticks tied or bagged leaves.
A true friend stays true to the end. April Cushing

OCT 24

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCT 15, 2007

October
18- Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village and Hills.
20-Teen Read Week Celebration at Blue Ridge &#8211;Noon is
pizza and 1pm scary stories by Milton Gray.
22-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle,7pm.- Grandparents
as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
23-Native American Regalia and Its History at Blue
Ridge, 7pm.
24-Veterans Benefits Workshop at Missouri Career
Center Conference Room from 9am-noon. Call Rebecca at
816-889-3081 to RSVP.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, Undressing the Moon
by Tammy Greenwood,7pm.
25-No School K-5 Hickman Mills C-1. Parent/teacher
Conferences.
26-No School K-12 Hickman Mills C-1.
29-Fall Fest Bash at Hillcrest Community Center from
6:30-8:30 pm for ages 5-14 at $1.00 per person. Games,
refreshments and lots of fun provided. Call 784-7000
to RSVP.
30-Bone Rattlers and Spine Tinglers at Blue Ridge, 7pm
31-Happy Halloween.

November
4-Angel Food Ministries Money for November is due at
Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church by 11am. Call
761-5441 for more info.
-Daylight Savings Time Ends. Be sure to check the
batteries in your smoke alarms. The life you save
could be your own.
5--Grandparents as caregivers-noon at CAC. Sponsored
by Childrens Mercy

6-SPECIAL ELECTION -One cent Sales Tax Renewal for
Capital Improvements.
11-Veterans Day-TRASH delayed one day.

We have a SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Boys and Girls
Club, KC Parks and Recreation, and Hickman Mills
School District for the recent Ribbon-Cutting of the
renovations done to the baseball fields at
Clark-Ketterman. Many kudos to all involved for a job
well done.
Also, we want to THANK the Mens Club from
Hillcrest Community Center for their recent cleanup
around the railroad bridge on 107th St. We salute your
hard work for the community.
KC Parks and Recreation has started work on Iser
Park. A walking trail and playground is under
construction. The playground at the Sprayground is
currently out for bids and should be under
construction soon. Many things are happening in our
community- lets keep them moving.
To contact our City Council people and the Mayor
about Bannister Mall Redevelopment or other community
issues you can email council@kcmo.org
mayor@kcmo.org
Day Light Savings Time will end soon, Nov 4. Be
sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.
FLU SHOTS are available throughout our area during
October. Check your closest Price Chopper, CVS, HyVee,
KC Health Dept on Troost or the Red Cross at
kcredcross.org for the time and date closest to you.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS BI-ANNUAL MEETING will be November
13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE
mark your calendars. This is YOUR chance to voice your
concerns and VOTE FOR NEW MEMBERS to join the Board.
Our Meetings are ALWAYS OPEN to owners, renters and
concerned citizens.
City Curb-side Leaf & Brush Pickup this year
will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash).
Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four
feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or
bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if
you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or
for any questions.
If your Recycle Bin is cracking or broken it is
under a ten year warranty. Just call the Action Center
at 3-1-1 to report your bin for repair.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com
Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at
7pm. The next meeting is Nov
13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action
Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the
Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at
470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm. Our
curbside Leaf and Brush pickup will be Nov 27 and Dec
18 with paper bags and no more than 20 bundles of
sticks tied or bagged leaves.
Opportunities to be kind are never hard to find.
April Cushing

OCT 17

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCT 15, 2007

October
18- Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village and Hills.
20-Teen Read Week Celebration at Blue Ridge &#8211;Noon is
pizza and 1pm scary stories by Milton Gray.
22-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle,7pm.- Grandparents
as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
23-Native American Regalia and Its History at Blue
Ridge, 7pm.
24-Veterans Benefits Workshop at Missouri Career
Center Conference Room from 9am-noon. Call Rebecca at
816-889-3081 to RSVP.
-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, Undressing the Moon
by Tammy Greenwood,7pm.
25-No School K-5 Hickman Mills C-1. Parent/teacher
Conferences.
26-No School K-12 Hickman Mills C-1.
29-Fall Fest Bash at Hillcrest Community Center from
6:30-8:30 pm for ages 5-14 at $1.00 per person. Games,
refreshments and lots of fun provided. Call 784-7000
to RSVP.
30-Bone Rattlers and Spine Tinglers at Blue Ridge, 7pm
31-Happy Halloween.

November
4-Angel Food Ministries Money for November is due at
Hickman Mills Comm Christian Church by 11am. Call
761-5441 for more info.
-Daylight Savings Time Ends. Be sure to check the
batteries in your smoke alarms. The life you save
could be your own.
5--Grandparents as caregivers-noon at CAC. Sponsored
by Childrens Mercy

6-SPECIAL ELECTION -One cent Sales Tax Renewal for
Capital Improvements.
11-Veterans Day-TRASH delayed one day.

We have a SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Boys and Girls
Club, KC Parks and Recreation, and Hickman Mills
School District for the recent Ribbon-Cutting of the
renovations done to the baseball fields at
Clark-Ketterman. Many kudos to all involved for a job
well done.
Also, we want to THANK the Mens Club from
Hillcrest Community Center for their recent cleanup
around the railroad bridge on 107th St. We salute your
hard work for the community.
KC Parks and Recreation has started work on Iser
Park. A walking trail and playground is under
construction. The playground at the Sprayground is
currently out for bids and should be under
construction soon. Many things are happening in our
community- lets keep them moving.
To contact our City Council people and the Mayor
about Bannister Mall Redevelopment or other community
issues you can email council@kcmo.org
mayor@kcmo.org
Day Light Savings Time will end soon, Nov 4. Be
sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.
FLU SHOTS are available throughout our area during
October. Check your closest Price Chopper, CVS, HyVee,
KC Health Dept on Troost or the Red Cross at
kcredcross.org for the time and date closest to you.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS BI-ANNUAL MEETING will be November
13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE
mark your calendars. This is YOUR chance to voice your
concerns and VOTE FOR NEW MEMBERS to join the Board.
Our Meetings are ALWAYS OPEN to owners, renters and
concerned citizens.
City Curb-side Leaf & Brush Pickup this year
will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash).
Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four
feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or
bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if
you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or
for any questions.
If your Recycle Bin is cracking or broken it is
under a ten year warranty. Just call the Action Center
at 3-1-1 to report your bin for repair.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com
Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at
7pm. The next meeting is Nov
13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action
Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the
Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at
470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm. Our
curbside Leaf and Brush pickup will be Nov 27 and Dec
18 with paper bags and no more than 20 bundles of
sticks tied or bagged leaves.
Opportunities to be kind are never hard to find.
April Cushing

OCT 10

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCT 8, 2007

October
12-NO School K-12 for Hickman Mills C-1, Teacher Workday.
13-T.A.K.E Self Defense for women 12 years and older will be at Hillcrest Community Center from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Class is FREE but Pre-Registration is mandatory. Call 784-7000.
-FREE Credit Repair Seminar by InnnerLight, INC at Rockhurst University Community Center from 1-3pm. RSVP to 816-763-0802.
14-Annual Heart of America CROP WALK at Loose Park. Call Shirley at 761-3278 to pledge or walk.
15-Caring for the Caregiver at Blue Ridge, 2pm.
16-Possible Flu Shots at Blue Ridge Library from 2-5pm - call ahead for confirmation 761-9276.
- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High Media
Center at 7pm
17-Southern Communities Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
-Extreme Martial Arts for Teens at Blue Ridge at 4pm.
18- Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village and Hills.
20-Teen Read Week Celebration at Blue Ridge &#8211;Noon is pizza and 1pm scary stories by Milton Gray.
22-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle,7pm.
- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
23-Native American Regalia and Its History at Blue Ridge, 7pm.
24-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, Undressing the Moon by Tammy Greenwood,7pm.
25-No School K-5 Hickman Mills C-1.
26-No School K-12 Hickman Mills C-1.
30-Bone Rattlers and Spine Tinglers at Blue Ridge, 7pm
31-Happy Halloween.

A Self Defense Class for women 12 years and older will be at Hillcrest Community Center from 10:30 am-12:30 pm on Saturday, Oct 13. Class is FREE but Pre-Registration is mandatory. Call 784-7000.
The Heart of America Annual CROP WALK will be held at Loose Park on Sunday, Oct 14. Part of the funds will come back to our local food pantry at CAC. For more information call Shirley at 761-3278.

FLU SHOTS are available throughout our area during October. Check your closest Price Chopper, CVS, HyVee, KC Health Dept on Troost or the Red Cross at kcredcross.org for the time and date closest to you.
Our next HOME ASSOCIATION MEETING WILL BE POSTPONED TO Tuesday, OCT 16, RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER AT 7 pm. Our SPECIAL GUEST will be Daniel Schmelzinger the City Landlord Administrator talking about Early Bulky and Landlord Registration that starts in Jan 2008.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS BI-ANNUAL MEETING will be November 13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. This is YOUR chance to voice your concerns and VOTE FOR NEW MEMBERS to join the Board. Our Meetings are ALWAYS OPEN to owners, renters and concerned citizens.

Mother Hubbards CUPBOARD is bare. Our local food pantry (CAC) is in need of all kinds of food. The Holiday SEASON is fast approaching. Some suggestions of items most needed are- spaghetti sauce or any tomato based sauces, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, jello, flour, sugar, as well as hygiene products-soap, toothpaste, toilet paper. The need is great- so ANY help would be appreciated. They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. Call 763-3277 for more details.

Day Light Savings Time will end soon. Be sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.
Many have started to ask about Leaf & Brush Pickup this year. CCO WILL NOT sponsor a brush cleanup this year but the City Curb-side pickup will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash). Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or for any questions.
If your Recycle Bin is cracking or broken it is under a ten year warranty. Just call the Action Center at 3-1-1 to report your bin for repair.


Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Oct
16. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm. Our curbside Leaf and Brush pickup will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 with paper bags and no more than 20 bundles of sticks tied or bagged leaves.
"The fly that buzzes loudest gets swatted first."
April Cushing

OCT 1





Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCT 1, 2007

October
6-Full-scale HHW Collection at Smith-Hale from 8am-noon.
-Hickman Mills C-1 Community Day at Ruskin High from 7:30am-4:30pm with Smith Hale and Ervin football at 10am, Ruskin and Hickman Varsity Soccer at noon, and Ruskin and Hickman Varsity football at 2:30pm. FREE chili in Ruskin Cafeteria from 11:30am-2:30pm and Third and Long Foundation Kick-off in Multipurpose Room.
6-7 32nd Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival. Contact 816-503-4860.
8-Columbus Day- trash on normal schedule.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge, Kiss Me While I Sleep by Linda Howard, 7pm.
9-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High Media
Center at 7pm.-POSTPONED UNTIL October 16.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge at 7pm.
12-NO School K-12 for Hickman Mills C-1, Teacher Workday.
13-T.A.K.E Self Defense for women 12 years and older will be at Hillcrest Community Center from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Class is FREE but Pre-Registration is mandatory. Call 784-7000.
14-Annual Heart of America CROP WALK at Loose Park. Call Shirley at 761-3278 to pledge or walk.
15-Caring for the Caregiver at Blue Ridge, 2pm.
16-Possible Flu Shots at Blue Ridge Library from 2-5pm - call ahead for confirmation 761-9276.
- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High Media
Center at 7pm
17-Southern Communities Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 7pm.
-Extreme Martial Arts for Teens at Blue Ridge at 4pm.
18- Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village and Hills.
20-Teen Read Week Celebration at Blue Ridge &#8211;Noon is pizza and 1pm scary stories by Milton Gray.
22-SMA-CCO at St Matthews Apostle,7pm.
- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
23-Native American Regalia and Its History at Blue Ridge, 7pm.
24-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge, Undressing the Moon by Tammy Greenwood,7pm.
25-No School K-5 Hickman Mills C-1.
26-No School K-12 Hickman Mills C-1.
30-Bone Rattlers and Spine Tinglers at Blue Ridge, 7pm
31-Happy Halloween.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be Saturday, Oct 6 at Smith-Hale Middle School, 8925 Longview Road from 8am-noon. Call the Office at 761-6050 to double check the list of acceptable items. This is made possible through the St Matthew Apostle CCO.
Flu Shots will be available throughout our area during October. Check your closest Price Chopper, CVS, HyVee, KC Health Dept on Troost or the Red Cross at kcredcross.org for the time and date closest to you.
Our next HOME ASSOCIATION MEETING WILL BE POSTPONED TO Tuesday, OCT 16, RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER AT 7 pm. Our SPECIAL GUEST will be Daniel Schmelzinger from the City talking about Early Bulky now with Administrative Tickets which will speed up the process of addressing this trash. He will also talk about the Landlord Registration that starts in Jan 2008.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS BI-ANNUAL MEETING will be November 13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. This is YOUR chance to voice your concerns and VOTE FOR NEW MEMBERS to join the Board. Our Meetings are ALWAYS OPEN to owners, renters and concerned citizens.

Mother Hubbards CUPBOARD is bare. Our local food pantry (CAC) is in need of all kinds of food. Compared to this time last year, there are half again more people using their services than before. This puts a real strain on what is available. Some suggestions of items most needed are- spaghetti sauce or any tomato based sauces, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, jello, flour, sugar, as well as hygiene products-soap, toothpaste, toilet paper. The need is great- so ANY help would be appreciated. They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. Call 763-3277 for more details.

The Angel Food Ministries Network has a NEW local site at Hickman Mills Community Christian Church, 5809 E. Red Bridge Road. This is a food co-op service where $25.00 buys first quality items that stretch your food dollars. Their phone number is 816-761-5441.

Many have started to ask about Leaf & Brush Pickup this year. CCO WILL NOT sponsor a brush cleanup this year but the City Curb-side pickup will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 (Southtown/Tuesday trash). Branches need to be tied with twine no more than four feet in length. No more than 20 leaf paper bags or bundled branches. Call the Action Center at 3-1-1 if you are not picked up within 24 hours of your date or for any questions.
If your Recycle Bin is cracking or broken it is under a ten year warranty. Just call the Action Center at 3-1-1 to report your bin for repair.


Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Oct
16. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm. Our curbside Leaf and Brush pickup will be Nov 27 and Dec 18 with paper bags and no more than 20 bundles of sticks tied or bagged leaves.

You cannot hide your influence.
April Cushing

AUG 27

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association

August 27, 2007

August 27-31 Office will be Closed.

September
3- Labor Day. Trash is a day late on Wednesday.
5-Castle Ruskin in Small Claims Court 9:30am.
8- Flag Ceremony at Hillcrest Community Center at 11am.
10-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, "Are you Afraid of the Dark" by Sidney Sheldon.
10-21 Dolls from around the World on display at Blue Ridge Library.
11- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
17- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
18- Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village and Hills.
19-Southern Community Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Ed Center,7pm.
-Sudoku Lessons for Teens at Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
24- SMA-CCO at Saint Mathew Apostle at 7pm.
26-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, "Marley and Me" by John Grogan.

Castle Ruskins last chance in court will be Wed, Sept 5 at 9:30am. We still need support and will carpool from the Office by 8:30. Please help us.

Hillcrest Community Center has a NEW addition. A beautiful NEW FLAG will have a Dedication Ceremony Sept 8 at 11am. Come out to Celebrate with our servicemen and all of their hard work.

St. Mathew Cleanup will not be held as usual this year. Sticks have already been piling up. These items are the responsibility of the owner/tenant and is a City Ticket Offense. For now we can still get rid of sticks at Raytown Road and 470, Saturdays ONLY from 8am-6pm. There is rumor of charging for this service. Let your Council Person know we as residents need this service to keep down illegal dumping.

RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. This is *YOUR* chance to voice your concerns and for NEW MEMBERS to join the Board. Our Meetings are always OPEN to owners, renters and concerned citizens.

The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories. Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com <http://beforemay.tripod.com/> Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Sept 11. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.

A little love can make a big difference.
April Cushing

AUG 21

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 21, 2007

August
24-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge, 10am.
27-31 Office will be closed.
27- SMA-CCO at Saint Mathew Apostle at 7pm.

September

3- Labor Day. Trash is a day late on Wednesday.
10-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Are you Afraid of the Dark by Sidney Sheldon.
10-21 Dolls from around the World on display at Blue Ridge Library.
11- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
17- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
18- Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village and Hills.
19-Southern Community Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Ed Center,7pm.
-Sudoku Lessons for Teens at Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
24- SMA-CCO at Saint Mathew Apostle at 7pm.
26-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Marley and Me by John Grogan.

Please watch for children going back to school and at all the cross-walks during school hours.

Our Community Assistance Council has requested school supplies for our students. School has started and the need is great. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Call 763-3277 for more information.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to mow the extra tall grass. Letters have been sent and tickets are possible soon. PLEASE remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month.

RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. This is YOUR chance to voice your concerns and for NEW MEMBERS to join the Board. Our Meetings are always OPEN to owners, renters and concerned citizens.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Sept 11. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.

Every time you speak, your mind in on parade.
April Cushing

AUG 13

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 13, 2007

August

8-19 Office will be closed.

15-Hickman Mills Schools Start.
-Preventing Date Rape at Blue Ridge Library , 4pm.
20- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Serpent by Clive Cussler.
21-PIAC Hearing at Hillcrest Community Center at 6:30pm.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Montana 1948 by Larry Watson.
24-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge, 10am.
27-31 Office will be closed.
27- SMA-CCO at Saint Mathew Apostle at 7pm.

September

3- Labor Day. Trash is a day late on Wednesday.
10-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Are you Afraid of the Dark by Sidney Sheldon.
10-21 Dolls from around the World on display at Blue Ridge Library.
11- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
17- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
18- Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village and Hills.
19-Southern Community Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Ed Center,7pm.
-Sudoku Lessons for Teens at Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
24- SMA-CCO at Saint Mathew Apostle at 7pm.
26-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Marley and Me by John Grogan.

Castle Ruskin has been re-adjusted to fit within HOA and City guidelines. If you plan to build a fence/wall be sure to check with us and the City for any variance that might be necessary. Sheds are defined as no larger than a 10X12 building. Other larger out buildings need City permission through Building and Zoning. We rely on each other to keep a minimum standard for our yards and homes.
Utilities need to have access without permanent structures. Please be considerate.

As the temperature rises watch your pets and elderly neighbors. Stay cool at the Sprayground on Longview and the Library. Both locations are a break that refreshes.

Please watch for children going back to school and at all the cross-walks during school hours.
Our Community Assistance Council has requested school supplies for our students. School has started and need is great. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Call 763-3277 for more information.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to mow the extra tall grass. Letters have been sent and tickets are possible soon. PLEASE remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month.

RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. This is YOUR chance to voice your concerns and for NEW MEMBERS to join the Board. Our Meetings are always OPEN to owners, renters and concerned citizens.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Sept 11. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.

Work is a blessing when it blesses others.
April Cushin

AUG 8

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 6, 2007
August
8-19 Office will be closed.
8- Back-To-School-Rally starts at Bannister Mall at 6pm.
10-Brer Rabbit Stories at Blue Ridge, 2pm
11-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at Blue Ridge, 11am.
14-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge , 7pm.
15-Hickman Mills Schools Start.
-Preventing Date Rape at Blue Ridge , 4pm.
20- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Serpent by Clive Cussler.
21-PIAC Hearing at Hillcrest Community Center at 6:30pm.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Montana 1948 by Larry Watson.
24-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge, 10am.
27-31 Office will be closed.
27- SMA-CCO at Saint Mathew Apostle at 7pm.
September
3- Labor Day. Trash is a day late on Wednesday.
11- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
17- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
18- Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village and Hills.
19-Southern Community Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Ed Center,7pm.
24- SMA-CCO at Saint Mathew Apostle at 7pm.

Back to School Rally will be Wednesday, August 8th at Bannister Mall (JC Penny). Gathering for the Parade begins at 5:30 with the Parade starting at 6pm. Come and join in this celebration with the School District.
Hickman Mills School District starts school on August 15. All the Grade Schools will have mandatory school uniforms this year. Also there will be Early Release on Wednesdays by one hour. Check with your school for more details.
Please watch for children going back to school and at all the cross-walks during school hours.
Our Community Assistance Council has requested school supplies for our students. School starts soon and the need is great. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Call 763-3277 for more information.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. There are large items already out. This is becoming a persistent problem. No one wants to look at all of this stuff for a month. PLEASE remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 13 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. This is YOUR chance to voice your concerns and for NEW MEMBERS to join the Board. Our Meetings are always OPEN to owners, renters and concerned citizens
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Aug 14. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.

The true measure of a person is what is in the heart.

April Cushing

JULY 30

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 30, 2007
August
1-Film time at Blue Ridge, 10am.
3-5 Tax Free Weekend for school supplies.
6- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-Taking the Mystery out of Libraries at Blue Ridge, 2pm.
8- Film time at Blue Ridge ,10am.
8-17 Office will be closed.
10-Brer Rabbit Stories at Blue Ridge, 2pm
11-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at Blue Ridge, 11am.
14-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge , 7pm.
15-Hickman Mills Schools Start.
-Preventing Date Rape at Blue Ridge , 4pm.
20- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Serpent by Clive Cussler.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Montana 1948 by Larry Watson.
24-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge, 10am.
Our Community Assistance Council has requested school supplies for our students. School starts soon and the need is great. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Call 763-3277 for more information.
Jackson County has started a NEW Prescription Plan FREE to all county households. NO Income or age requirements with unlimited use by the whole family. Go to jacksongov.org or call 881-3333 for more information and how to enroll. You are assured of getting the lowest possible price for a prescription whether you have insurance or not.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. There are large items already out. This is becoming a persistent problem. No one wants to look at all of this stuff for a month. PLEASE remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month.
Hickman Mills School District starts school on August 15. All the Grade Schools will have mandatory school uniforms this year. Also there will be Early Release on Wednesdays by one hour. Check with your school for more details.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Aug 14. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.

A smile is a curve that can set things straight.
April Cushing

JULY 23

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 23, 2007

July

23-29 USSSA Girls 2007 Fast Pitch World Series. Young stars from Midwest compete in Major World Series. Contact 816-503-4873.
26-Townhall Meeting with Mayor Funkhouser, Baptiste Ed Center, 6:30-7:30.
30- Even Clowns Read at Blue Ridge Library,2pm.

August
1-Film time at Blue Ridge, 10am.
3-5 Tax Free Weekend for school supplies.
6- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-Taking the Mystery out of Libraries at Blue Ridge, 2pm.
8- Film time at Blue Ridge ,10am.
8-17 Office will be closed.
10-Brer Rabbit Stories at Blue Ridge, 2pm
11-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at Blue Ridge, 11am.
14-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge at 7pm.
15-Hickman Mills Schools Start.
-Preventing Date Rape at Blue Ridge at 4pm.
20- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Serpent by Clive Cussler.
22-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Montana 1948 by Larry Watson.
24-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge, 10am.
Southern Communities Coalition will host a TOWNHALL MEETING with Mayor Funkhouser on Thursday, July 26 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at Baptiste Ed Center. Questions will come from the audience. Mark your calendars.
Jackson County has started a NEW Prescription Plan FREE to all county households. NO Income or age requirements with unlimited use by the whole family. Go to jacksongov.org or call 881-3333 for more information and how to enroll. You are assured of getting the lowest possible price for a prescription whether you have insurance or not.
Castle Ruskin walls and concrete will be removed next week.
Hickman Mills School District starts school on August 15. All the Grade Schools will have mandatory school uniforms this year. Also there will be Early Release on Wednesdays by one hour. Check with your school for more details.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Aug 14. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.
You cannot hide your influence. April Cushing

JULY 16

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 16, 2007

July

21-Summer Readers Wet, Wild and Wacky Fun, Blue Ridge Library,2pm.
23-Afternoon with Kayas Mother at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
23-29 USA Girls 2007 Fast Pitch World Series. Young stars from Midwest compete in Major World Series. Contact 816-503-4873.
25-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Unafraid of the Dark by Rosemary Bray.
26-Townhall Meeting with Mayor Funkhouser, Baptiste Ed Center, 6:30-7:30.
28-InnerLight Seminar on Predatory Lending, Rockhurst Univ Community Center from 10am-noon.
30- Even Clowns Read at Blue Ridge Library,2pm.

August
1-Film time at Blue Ridge, 10am.
6- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-Taking the Mystery out of Libraries at Blue Ridge, 2pm.
<>8- Film time at Blue Ridge ,10am.
8-17 Office will be closed.
10-Brer Rabbit Stories at Blue Ridge, 2pm
11-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at Blue Ridge, 11am.
14-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge , 7pm.
15- Preventing Date Rape at Blue Ridge , 4pm.
20- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Serpent by Clive Cussler.
22--Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Montana 1948 by Larry Watson.
24-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge, 10am.
Southern Communities Coalition will host a TOWNHALL MEETING with Mayor Funkhouser on Thursday, JULY 26 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at Baptiste Ed Center. Questions will come from the audience. Mark your calendars.
A Predatory Lending and Mortgage Fraud SEMINAR will be presented by Inner Light, Inc. It will be Sat, July 28 from 10am-noon at Rockhurst University Community Center, 5401 Troost Ave. Call 816-763-0802 for more details.
Jackson County has started a NEW Prescription Plan FREE to all county households. NO Income or age requirements with unlimited use by the whole family. Go to jacksongov.org or call 881-3333 for more information and how to enroll. You are assured of getting the lowest possible price for a prescription whether you have insurance or not.
Hickman Mills School District starts school on August 15. All the Grade Schools will have mandatory school uniforms this year. Also there will be Early Release on Wednesdays by one hour. Check with your school for more details. Back to School Rally will be Wed, August 8 from 6-8pm.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Aug 14. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.
A single light can provide hope in the darkest night.
April Cushing

JULY 9

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 9, 2007


July

12-American Girl Dolls Display at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am, 9901 Holmes.
16- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- David Tower in the Case of the Missing Props, Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
18-Japanese Animation at Blue Ridge Library, 4pm.
-Bulky pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.
21-Summer Readers Wet, Wild and Wacky Fun, Blue Ridge Library,2pm.
23-Afternoon with Kayas Mother at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
23-29 USSSA Girls 2007 Fast Pitch World Series. Young stars from Midwest compete in Major World Series. Contact 816-503-4873.
25-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Unafraid of the Dark by Rosemary Bray.
26-Townhall Meeting with Mayor Funkhouser, Baptiste Ed Center, 6:30-7:30.
30- Even Clowns Read at Blue Ridge Library,2pm.

August
1-Film time at Blue Ridge, 10am.
6- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-Taking the Mystery out of Libraries at Blue Ridge, 2pm.
8- Film time at Blue Ridge ,10am.
8-17 Office will be closed.
10-Brer Rabbit Stories at Blue Ridge, 2pm
11-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at Blue Ridge, 11am.
14-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge , 7pm.
15- Preventing Date Rape at Blue Ridge , 4pm.
20- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Serpent by Clive Cussler.
22--Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Montana 1948 by Larry Watson.
24-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge, 10am.

Southern Communities Coalition will host a TOWNHALL MEETING with Mayor Funkhouser on Thursday, July 26 from 6:30pm-7:30pm at Baptiste Ed Center. Questions will come from the audience. Mark your calendars.
Jackson County has started a NEW Prescription Plan FREE to all county households. NO Income or age requirements with unlimited use by the whole family. Go to jacksongov.org or call 881-3333 for more information and how to enroll. You are assured of getting the lowest possible price for a prescription whether you have insurance or not.
Be alert to the sewer construction workers starting from 114th St to Longview on DELMAR, MANCHESTER and PALMER. Expect some inconvenience during this improvement.
Our KC Harp Home Improvement Grant has started to show visible construction. Watch for the CCO Partnership signs as work picks up on more houses. Our current list is full but we hope to start another round of Grant applications in the Fall. Watch for more information.
As our temperatures start to rise stay cool at the Sprayground on Longview and the Library. Both locations are a break that refreshes. The Summer Reading program is going strong for both young and old.
After all this rain the grass has really grown. PLEASE take care of the grass. We still have yards that have not been mowed at all. Excessive Bulky is another problem. Properly boxed items will be taken and also loose large items. Bags will be considered household trash and will go against your two bag a week maximum. Grass and Bulky problems impact us all. Be a Neighbor who Cares.
Castle Ruskin has been Court Ordered to remove the walls and extra concrete. Judge Cagles final zoning court will be July 13. Carpooling from the Office will be available.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Aug 14. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.
A helping hand can lighten anothers load.
April Cushing

JULY 2

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 2, 2007

July

5- 1st Thursday at the Trailside,7pm, 9901 Holmes.
7-Jumbo 49th Squadron Military R/C Fly in. Info 816-322-4575.
9-Touring the Library with Tillie Mouse, Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, Remains Silent, by Michael Baden.
10-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
-Unlimited trash bags for bi-annual pickup on trash.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
12-American Girl Dolls Display at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am, 9901 Holmes.
16- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- David Tower in the Case of the Missing Props, Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
18-Japanese Animation at Blue Ridge Library, 4pm.
-Bulky pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.
21-Summer Readers Wet, Wild and Wacky Fun, Blue Ridge Library,2pm.
23-Afternoon with Kayas Mother at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
23-29 USSSA Girls 2007 Fast Pitch World Series. Young stars from Midwest compete in Major World Series. Contact 816-503-4873.
25-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Unafraid of the Dark by Rosemary Bray.
30- Even Clowns Read at Blue Ridge Library,2pm.

The second unlimited trash bag pick up of the year will be next week. Please take advantage of this chance to clean up. NO trash bag stickers are necessary.
Mast memberships are a good value at $59.00 for households with insurance and $99.00 for households without insurance. This can be a great present anytime of year. One membership covers an entire household at the same address for a year.
Our local food bank is running low as the heat rises. Please be generous with a donation today. Their hours are 9-1 Monday through Friday at 763-3277.
Be alert to the sewer construction workers starting from 114th St to Longview on DELMAR, MANCHESTER and PALMER. Expect some inconvenience during this improvement.
As our temperatures start to rise stay cool at the Sprayground on Longview and the Library. Both locations are a break that refreshes. The Summer Reading program is going strong for both young and older.
After all this rain the grass has really grown. PLEASE take care of the grass. We still have yards that have not been mowed at all.
Castle Ruskin has been Court Ordered to remove the walls and extra concrete. Judge Cagles final zoning court will be July 13. Carpooling from the Office will be available.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you to all who came from long distance.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.
A word of encouragement can make the difference between giving up and going on.
April Cushing

JUNE 25

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
June 25, 2007

July
2- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
4-Independence Day. Post Office closed,
- Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855 and Fort Osage.816-503-4860.
5- 1st Thursday at the Trailside,7pm, 9901 Holmes.
7-Jumbo 49th Squadron Military R/C Fly in. Info 816-322-4575.
9-Touring the Library with Tillie Mouse, Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, Remains Silent, by Michael Baden.
10-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
12-American Girl Dolls Display at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am, 9901 Holmes.
16- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- David Tower in the Case of the Missing Props, Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
18-Japanese Animation at Blue Ridge Library, 4pm.
-Bulky pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.
21-Summer Readers Wet, Wild and Wacky Fun, Blue Ridge Library,2pm.
23-Afternoon with Kayas Mother at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
23-29 USSSA Girls 2007 Fast Pitch World Series. Young stars from Midwest compete in Major World Series. Contact 816-503-4873.
25-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Unafraid of the Dark by Rosemary Bray.
30- Even Clowns Read at Blue Ridge Library,2pm.

Mother Hubbards CUPBOARD is bare. Our local food pantry (CAC) is in need of all kinds of food. The need is great- so ANY help would be appreciated. They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. Call 763-3277 for more details.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. There are large items already out. This is becoming a persistent problem. No one wants to look at all of this stuff for a month. Brush can be taken to Raytown Rd & 470 FREE with a KC License. PLEASE remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month. PLEASE be alert. The City is writing tickets on consistent offenders. Unlicensed, non-working cars are another target. The Association will be leaving notes as to how you can address these cars.
As our temperature goes up be alert to your neighbor and pets. Have plenty of water and watch the temperature.
Castle Ruskin has been Court Ordered to remove the walls and extra concrete. Judge Cagles final zoning court will be July 13. Carpooling from the Office will be available.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you to all who came from long distance.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.
A person who has no fire in his heart
cannot warm others .
April Cushing

JUNE 18

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
June 18, 2007


June

18-22 Office will be closed.
20- Airbrush Tattoos demonstration,4pm, Blue Ridge Library.
23-Lake Fest 2007-Kick off your summer at the Lake. 816-503-4800
25-SMA-CCO will meet, 7pm, at St Matthew Apostle 8001 Longview.
-Elsenpeter Marionettes Present Pinocchio, Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Stranger and the Statesman by Nina Burleigh.

July
2- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
4-Independence Day. Post Office closed, trash one day late.
- Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855 and Fort Osage.816-503-4860.
5- 1st Thursday at the Trailside,7pm, 9901 Holmes.
7-Jumbo 49th Squadron Military R/C Fly in. Info 816-322-4575.
9-Touring the Library with Tillie Mouse, Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, Remains Silent, by Michael Baden.
10-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
12-American Girl Dolls Display at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am, 9901 Holmes.
16- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- David Tower in the Case of the Missing Props, Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
18-Japanese Animation at Blue Ridge Library, 4pm.
21-Summer Readers Wet, Wild and Wacky Fun, Blue Ridge Library,2pm.

23-Afternoon with Kayas Mother at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
23-29 USSSA Girls 2007 Fast Pitch World Series. Young stars from Midwest compete in Major World Series. Contact 816-503-4873.
25-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Unafraid of the Dark by Rosemary Bray.
30- Even Clowns Read at Blue Ridge Library,2pm.

Mother Hubbards CUPBOARD is bare. Our local food pantry (CAC) is in need of all kinds of food. Compared to this time last year, there are half again more people using their services than before. This puts a real strain on what is available. Some suggestions of items most needed are- spaghetti sauce or any tomato based sauces, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, jello, flour, sugar, as well as hygiene products-soap, toothpaste, toilet paper. The need is great- so ANY help would be appreciated. They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. Call 763-3277 for more details.
Castle Ruskin has been Court Ordered to remove the walls and extra concrete. He has started an appeal review. Judge Cagles final zoning court will be July 13. Carpooling from the Office will be available.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you to all who came from long distance.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.
When we feel the stress of the storm
We learn the strength of the anchor.
April Cushing

JUNE 11

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
June 11, 2007

June
15- Space Creatures Meet Mother Goose Puppet Show at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
17- Fathers Day.
18- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Follow Your Dreams with Author Stephen J. Brooks at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm
18-22 Office will be closed.
20- Airbrush Tattoos demonstration,4pm, Blue Ridge Library.
23-Lake Fest 2007-Kick off your summer at the Lake. 816-503-4800
25-SMA-CCO will meet, 7pm, at St Matthew Apostle 8001 Longview.
-Elsenpeter Marionettes Present Pinocchio, Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Stranger and the Statesman by Nina Burleigh.

July
2- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
4-Independence Day. Post Office closed, trash one day late.
- Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855 and Fort Osage.816-503-4860.
5- 1st Thursday at the Trailside,7pm, 9901 Holmes.
7-Jumbo 49th Squadron Military R/C Fly in. Info 816-322-4575.
9-Touring the Library with Tillie Mouse, Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library,7pm, Remains Silent, by Michael Baden.
10-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION, 7pm, Ruskin High School Media Center.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
12-American Girl Dolls Display at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 7:30am, 9901 Holmes.
16- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- David Tower in the Case of the Missing Props, Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
18-Japanese Animation at Blue Ridge Library, 4pm.
21-Summer Readers Wet, Wild and Wacky Fun, Blue Ridge Library,2pm.
23-Afternoon with Kayas Mother at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
23-29 USSSA Girls 2007 Fast Pitch World Series. Young stars from Midwest compete in Major World Series. Contact 816-503-4873.
25-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, Unafraid of the Dark by Rosemary Bray.
30- Even Clowns Read at Blue Ridge Library,2pm.
UNITED WAY - 2-1-1 SYSTEM United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember central phone number connecting people with available community resources and volunteer opportunities. You&#8217;ll reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. All for free, all confidential.
ACTION CENTER &#8211;3-1-1 SYSTEM: The goal of the new 3-1-1 Action Center is to simplify access to city government and to improve customer service by providing citizens with a single point of contact for all City Services and information. Action Center Hours are 7am-8pm Monday through Friday and 8am-5pm on Saturday. If you have a true City Emergency you have to wait for prompts, but you will eventually get someone to address your situation. This is just a shorter way of dialing 513-1313. Both will get you to the same place.
Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.
Do not forget to RECYCLE. Our 3 Trails location in front of the old Walmart will take the same items curbside will take BUT more. Other items they take are glass, scrap metal, household batteries, magazines, phone books, clothing, and egg cartons. It is OPEN Wednesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm and Saturday from 8am to 4pm. For questions call 816-561-1090.
The Longview Sprayground will be closed on Mondays for cleaning. Normal hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-8pm. Be considerate of others and enjoy the park.
PLEASE share this information with your neighbors. All these improvements in City Services are for everyone to use and for our protection.
Castle Ruskin has been Court Ordered to remove the walls and extra concrete. He has started an appeal. Judge Cagles final zoning court will be July 13. Carpooling from the Office will be available.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still active for those who still have stories. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you to all who came from long distance.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is July 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road Saturdays Only from 8am-6pm.

Hope, like an anchor, is fixed on the unseen.
April Cushing

JUNE 6

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
June 5, 2007

June
7- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,7:30
am-9am.
-Turpentine Creeks Big Cats: Bigger cats on display,
Blue Ridge Library at 2 and 3pm.
11- Parks and Rec Day Camps begin Call 816-229-8980
for info.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, The Innocent
Man by John Grisham.
12- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION ,7pm, Ruskin High
Media Center
-Online Catalog Training, 7pm, Blue Ridge Library.
15- Space Creatures Meet Mother Goose Puppet Show at
Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
17- Fathers Day.
18- Grandparents as Care Givers at CAC at Noon.
-BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Follow Your Dreams with Author Stephen J. Brooks at
Blue Ridge Library at 2pm
18-22 Office will be closed.
20- Airbrush Tattoos demonstration,4pm, Blue Ridge
Library.
25-SMA-CCO will meet, 7pm, at St Matthew Apostle 8001
Longview.
-Elsenpeter Marionettes Present Pinocchio, Blue Ridge
Library at 2pm.
27-Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, Stranger
and the Statesman by Nina Burleigh.
Spring is in the air. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.
There are large items already out. This is becoming a
persistent problem. No one wants to look at all of
this stuff for a month. PLEASE remember regular trash
is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday
and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month. PLEASE be alert.
The City is writing tickets on consistent offenders.
Unlicensed, non-working,parked in the grass cars will be another target. The Association will be leaving notes as to how you can address these cars. Help us CLEAN up for Summer.
Do not forget to RECYCLE. Our 3 Trails location
in front of the old Walmart will take the same items
curbside will take BUT more. Other items they take are
glass, scrap metal, household batteries, magazines
,phone books, clothing, and egg cartons. It is OPEN
Wednesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm and Saturday from
8am to 4pm. For questions call 816-561-1090.
Mid Continent Library at Blue Ridge has started
their Summer Reading program. Set Sail for treasures
of the mind. Encourage your children to read and
discover how to travel without spending money for gas.
Enrich yourself this summer by using the Library. The
Library is still the best kept secret for
entertainment and news. Open Monday- Thurs 9am-9pm,
Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Call 816-761-3382
if you have any questions.
Attention Seniors or Low income. The New compact
fluorescent lights (CFL) are available Free through
Hillcrest Community Center. See Helston for more
details or call 784-7000.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is
still active for those who still have stories. We all
had a wonderful time. Thank you to all who came from
long distance.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com
Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at
7pm. The next meeting is June 12. Metropolitan
Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1
for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow
up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road.
Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School
District.
Sometimes the best witness is kindness.

April Cushing

MAY 29

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 29, 2007

May
31- Last Day of School for CSD-1.

June
2- National Trails Day Event, Jackson Co. Parks Rec, 816-229-8980.
-Childrens Day at Missouri Town 1855, Call 816-503-4860.
-FREE Tennis Clinic at Minor Park. Call Helston 784-7000 for details.
4- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Read All About It: A clowns eye view of reading and the library, Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
7- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,7:30 am-9am.
-Turpentine Creeks Big Cats: Bigger cats on display, Blue Ridge Library at 2 and 3pm.
11- Parks and Rec Day Camps begin Call 816-229-8980 for info.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, The Innocent Man by John Grisham.
12- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION ,7pm, Ruskin High Media Center
-Online Catalog Training, 7pm, Blue Ridge Library.
15- Space Creatures Meet Mother Goose Puppet Show at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
17- Fathers Day.
18- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Follow Your Dreams with Author Stephen J. Brooks at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm
20- Airbrush Tattoos demonstration,4pm, Blue Ridge Library.
25-SMA-CCO will meet, 7pm, at St Matthew Apostle 8001 Longview.
-Elsenpeter Marionettes Present Pinocchio, Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
27-Regular Book Cclub at Blue Ridge Library, Stranger and the Statesman by Nina Burleigh.
With school out PLEASE watch for CHILDREN AT PLAY. Day Camps through the Parks and Recreation will start June 11. Call Hillcrest Community Center for space TODAY at 784-7000. Summer has officially arrived with the Parks and Rec OPENING the swimming beaches and Longview Sprayground. Enjoy our local amenities with proper consideration to others as well as the facilities. The new decorative fencing at the Sprayground has made it look really nice and special. Lets keep it that way.
Mid Continent Library at Blue Ridge has started their Summer Reading program. Set Sail for treasures of the mind. Encourage your children to read and discover how to travel without spending money for gas. Enrich yourself this summer by using the Library. The Library is still the best kept secret for entertainment and news. Open Monday- Thurs 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Call 816-761-3382 if you have any questions.
There will be a FREE Tennis Clinic at Minor Park,11420 Blue River Road, Saturday, June 2 from 9am-noon. KC Parks and Recreation together with Hilltop Racquet Club will sponsor this event. Call Helston at 784-7000 for more detail.
Attention Seniors or Low income. The New compact fluorescent lights (CFL) are available Free through Hillcrest Community Center. See Helston for more details or call 784-7000.
The Website for RuskinHeightsTornado.org is still ative for those who still have stories. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you to all who came from long distance.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is June 12. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
We need more than a head full of facts- We need a heart full of faith.
April Cushing

MAY 21

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 21, 2007

May
26- Beach Season Begins at County Lakes.
-Sprayground opens.
28- Memorial Day.Office Closed.
31- Last Day of School for CSD-1.

June
2- National Trails Day Event, Jackson Co. Parks Rec, 816-229-8980.
-Childrens' Day at Missouri Town 1855, Call 816-503-4860.
4- Grandparents as Care Givers at CAC at Noon.
7- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,7:30 am-9am.
11- Parks and Rec Day Camps begin Call 816-229-8980 for info.
12- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION ,7pm, Ruskin High Media Center
-Online Catalog Training, 7pm, Blue Ridge Library.
17- Fathers Day.
18- Grandparents as Care Givers at CAC at Noon.
-BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Follow Your Dreams with Author Stephen J. Brooks at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm
20- Airbrush Tattoos demonstration,4pm, Blue Ridge Library.
25-SMA-CCO will meet, 7pm, at St Matthew Apostle 8001 Longview.
Mid-Continent Library at Blue Ridge will be starting their Summer Reading program. Encourage your children to read and discover how to travel without spending money for gas. Enrich yourself by using the Library. It is still a well kept secret for entertainment and news. Open Monday- Thurs 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Call 816-761-3382 if you have any questions.
Thank you for all who helped or participated in the Tornado Homecoming. It was a wonderful day. Friends and neighbors had a great time sharing stories. The memorial service nearly filled the auditorium and many others attended the re-dedication of the Monument. Thank you again to all those who came to share.
Summer has arrived with the Parks and Rec OPENING the swimming beaches and Longview Sprayground. Enjoy our local amenities with proper consideration to others as well as the facilities. The new decorative fencing at the Sprayground has
made it look really nice and special. Lets keep it that way.
Basketball goals have become a wide spread problem. Please be considerate to car traffic and remove them from the street when done. We are not pushing to get rid of them, but just a working together for all of us.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is June 12. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
Humility can be sought but never celebrated.
April Cushing

MAY 14

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 14, 2007

May

16-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Interviewing savvy for teens Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
17- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
19-50th Anniversary of Ruskin Tornado at Ruskin High School 11:30am-4pm. Memorial service and re-dedication of monument and tree arbor.
21-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-SMA-CCO will meet, 7pm, at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Pleasure of My Own Company by Steve Martin, 7pm.
26- Beach Season Begins at County Lakes.
-Sprayground opens.
28- Memorial Day.
31- Last Day of School for CSD-1.

June
2- National Trails Day Event, Jackson Co. Parks Rec, 816-229-8980.
-Childrens Day at Missouri Town 1855, Call 816-503-4860.
4- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
7- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,7:30 am-9am.
11- Parks and Rec Day Camps begin Call 816-229-8980 for info.
12- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION ,7pm, Ruskin High Media Center
17- Fathers Day.
18- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
25-SMA-CCO will meet, 7pm, at St Matthew Apostle 8001 Longview.
Do not forget the Southern Communities Coalition will meet Wednesday, May 16, 7pm, at Baptiste Education Center.
Mark your calendar for Our HOMECOMING Memorial Saturday, MAY 19 at Ruskin High School. The gym will open at 11:30 am to transport us back in time to the 1950&#8217;s with photos and music. The Memorial Service will be in the Auditorium around 1pm and we will conclude out at the Monument and Tree Arbor around 3. Please call today to reserve your seat at 761-6050.
Hershey Track and Field Games will be on Sat, June 9, 10am at Ruskin High Track for boys and girls ages 9-14. Registration is free. For signup info call Helston at 784-7004. Sponsored by KC Parks & Recreation.
It is not too early to sign up for Summer Camp by the Park at Hillcrest Community Center. Activity fee is $90.00 and 2 wk payment due at signup. It is $45 per week per child for ages 6 to 15. Camp runs June 11 through August 17 from 8:30 am-5:30pm.There is plenty of fun for all. Call today!
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is June 12. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
Adversities are often blessings in disguise.
April Cushing

MAY 7

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 7, 2007

May

11-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7:30am.
12- Craft time for Grade schoolers Blue Ridge Library at 11am.
-Wildflower Seedballs at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
13- Happy Mothers Day.
14-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Whip Hand by Dick Francis, 7pm.
16-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Interviewing savvy for teens Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
17- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
19-50th Anniversary of Ruskin Tornado at Ruskin High School 11:30am-4pm. Memorial service and re-dedication of monument and tree arbor.
21-Grandparents as Care Givers at CAC at Noon.
-SMA-CCO will meet at 7pm at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Pleasure of My Own Company by Steve Martin, 7pm.
26- Beach Season Begins at County Lakes.
-Sprayground opens.
28- Memorial Day.
31- Last Day of School for CSD-1.


June

4- Grandparents as Care Givers at CAC at Noon.
7- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes,7:30 am-9am.
12- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION ,7pm, Ruskin High Media Center
17- Fathers Day.
18- Grandparents as Care Givers at CAC at Noon.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet-Ruskin High Media Center,7pm- Thurs, May 10. PLEASE direct your stories to Sandy at 298-8034.
Do not forget the Southern Communities Coalition will meet next Wednesday, May 16, 7pm, at Baptiste Education Center.
Mark your calendar for Our HOMECOMING Memorial Saturday, MAY 19 at Ruskin High School. The gym will open at 11:30 am to transport us back in time to the 1950&#8217;s with photos and music. The Memorial Service will be in the Auditorium around 1pm and we will conclude out at the Monument and Tree Arbor around 3. Please call today to reserve your seat at 761-6050.
Castle Ruskin was ordered to take the walls and extra concrete out. Tuesday was the City Variance hearing on the property. We are hoping for a similar conclusion. This has been really important to our area as well as the surrounding area. Thank you to everyone who participated in the case.
Hershey Track and Field Games will be on Sat, June 9, 10am at Ruskin High Track for boys and girls ages 9-14. Registration is free. For sign-up info call Helston at 784-7004. Sponsored by KC Parks & Recreation.
It is not too early to sign up for Summer Camp by the Park at Hillcrest Community Center. Activity fee is $90.00 and 2 wk payment due at sign-up. It is $45 per week per child for ages 6 to 15. Camp runs June 11 through August 17 from 8:30 am-5:30pm.There is plenty of fun for all. Call today!
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is June 12. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
Always keep a cool head and a warm heart.
April Cushing

MAY 1

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 1, 2007

May
1-Curbside leaf and brush pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.
2- 50th Anniversary Committee Meeting,7pm, Ruskin Media Center.
3-1st Thursdays at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7pm.
7-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Sprayground Meeting at Hillcrest Community Center at 4pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Call 761-3382.
8- RHHA Monthly Meeting at 7pm in Ruskin High Media Center.
11-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7:30am.
12- Craft time for Grade schoolers Blue Ridge Library at 11am.
-Wildflower Seedballs at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
13- Happy Mothers Day.
14-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Whip Hand by Dick Francis, 7pm.
16-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Interviewing savvy for teens Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
17- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
19-50th Anniversary of Ruskin Tornado at Ruskin High School 11:30am-4pm. Memorial service and re-dedication of monument and tree arbor.
21-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-SMA-CCO will meet at 7pm at CAC Building.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Pleasure of My Own Company by Steve Martin, 7pm.
26- Beach Season Begins at County Lakes.
28- Memorial Day.
31- Last Day of School for CSD-1.

The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet at Ruskin High Media Center,7pm- Wed May 2. PLEASE direct your stories to Sandy at 298-8034. Mark your calendar for Our HOMECOMING Saturday, MAY 19. The gym will open at 11:30 am to transport us back in time to the 1950's with photos and music. The Memorial Service will be in the Auditorium. We will conclude out at the Monument and Tree Arbor. Please call today to reserve your seat at 761-6050.
The Variance Hearing on Castle Ruskin is Tuesday, May 8, City Hall at 2pm. If you would like to go we will be carpooling from the Office. A strong presence is suggested to support our cause. The Independence Judge on Monday agreed the wall and excess concrete needs to be removed.
Hershey Track and Field Games will be on Sat, June 9, 10am at Ruskin High Track for boys and girls ages 9-14. Registration is free. For sign-up info call Helston at 784-7004. Sponsored by KC Parks & Recreation.
It is not too early to sign up for Summer Camp by the Park at Hillcrest Community Center. Activity fee is $90.00 and 2 wk payment due at signup. It is $45 per week per child for ages 6 to 15. Camp runs June 11 through August 17 from 8:30 am-5:30pm.There is plenty of fun for all. Call today!
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is May 8. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
We show what we know when we act on the fact.
April Cushing

APRIL 23

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
April 23, 2007

April

23-27 OFFICE will be CLOSED.
24- Intro to One &#8211;Stroke Painting at 7pm at Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead 761-3382.
25- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 7pm.
26-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
27- Craft Time for Preschoolers at 10am at Blue Ridge Library.
27-28 Ozanam Plant Sale. 9am-5pm. Check www.ozanam.org Everything grows with love.

May

1-Curbside leaf and brush pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.
2- 50th Anniversary Committee Meeting,7pm, Ruskin Media Center.
3-1st Thursdays at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7pm.
7-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Sprayground Meeting at Hillcrest Community Center at 4pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Call 761-3382.
8- RHHA Monthly Meeting at 7pm in Ruskin High Media Center.
12- Craft time for Grade schoolers Blue Ridge Library at 11am.
-Wildflower Seedballs at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
13- Happy Mothers Day.
14-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Whip Hand by Dick Francis, 7pm.
16-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Interviewing savvy for teens Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
17- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
19-50th Anniversary of Ruskin Tornado at Ruskin High School 11:30am-4pm. Memorial service and re-dedication of monument and tree arbor.
21-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-SMA-CCO will meet at 7pm at CAC Building.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Pleasure of My Own Company by Steve Martin, 7pm.
26- Beach Season Begins at County Lakes.
28- Memorial Day.
31- Last Day of School.
Office will be CLOSED from April 23-27.
THE next Curbside leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, MAY 1. The limit is now 20 paper bags or 4 foot bundled branches. Please do not put these out early either. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to CALL the Action Center IMMEDIATELY at 3-1-1.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet-Ruskin High Media Center,7pm- Wed May 2. PLEASE direct your stories to Sandy at 298-8034. Mark your calendar for Our HOMECOMING Saturday, MAY 19.
Variance Hearing on Castle Ruskin Tuesday, May 8.
Hershey Track and Field Games will be on Sat, June 9, 10am at Ruskin High Track for boys and girls ages 9-14. Registration is free. For signup info call Helston at 784-7004. Sponsored by KC Parks & Recreation.
It is not too early to sign up for Summer Camp by the Park at Hillcrest Community Center. Activity fee is $90.00 and 2 wk payment due at sign-up. It is $45 per week per child for ages 6 to 15. Camp runs June 11 through August 17 from 8:30 am-5:30pm.There is plenty of fun for all. Call today!
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is May 8. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
Truth is so precious that some people use it sparingly.
April Cushing

APRIL 16

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
April 16, 2007

April
16-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Hip Hop Poetry for teens at 4pm at Blue Ridge Library.
19-50th Anniversary Tornado Committee, 7pm, Ruskin Media Center.
20- Castle Ruskin In Independence at 9am.
23- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
23-27 OFFICE will be CLOSED.
24- Intro to One &#8211;Stroke Painting at 7pm at Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead 761-3382.
25- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 7pm.
26-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
27- Craft Time for Preschoolers at 10am at Blue Ridge Library.
27-28 Ozanam Plant Sale. 9am-5pm. Check www.ozanam.org Everything grows with love.

May

1-Curbside leaf and brush pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.
3-1st Thursdays at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7pm.
7-Grandparents as Care Givers at CAC at Noon.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Call 761-3382.
8- RHHA Monthly Meeting at 7pm in Ruskin High Media Center.
12- Craft time for Grade schoolers Blue Ridge Library at 11am.
-Wildflower Seedballs at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
13- Happy Mothers Day.
14-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Whip Hand by Dick Francis, 7pm.
16-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Interviewing savvy for teens Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
17- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
19-50th Anniversary of Ruskin Tornado at Ruskin High School 11:30am-4pm. Memorial service and re-dedication of monument and tree arbor.
21-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Pleasure of My Own Company by Steve Martin, 7pm.
26- Beach Season Begins at County Lakes.

The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet-Ruskin High Media Center,7pm- Thursday April 19. PLEASE direct your stories to Sandy at 298-8034. Mark your calendar for Our HOMECOMING Saturday, MAY 19.

Castle Ruskin did get a continuance for Fri April 20, 9am. This civil suit will help get answers to many questions. Carpooling will be from the Office Friday morning. Call th
THE next Curbside leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, MAY 1. The limit is now 20 paper bags or 4 foot bundled branches. Please do not put these out early either. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to CALL the Action Center IMMEDIATELY at 3-1-1.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is May 8. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

Right thinking leads to right living. April Cushing

APRIL 9, 2007

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
April 9, 2007

April

13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Homes at 7:30-9am.
14- Craft Time for Grade Schoolers 11am at Blue Ridge Library.
- Rep-Tails at 2pm at Blue Ridge Library.
16-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Hip Hop Poetry for teens at 4pm at Blue Ridge Library.
19- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
20- Castle Ruskin In Independence at 9am.
23- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
23-27 OFFICE will be CLOSED.
24- Intro to One &#8211;Stroke Painting at 7pm at Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead 761-3382.
25- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 7pm.
27- Craft Time for Preschoolers at 10am at Blue Ridge Library.
27-28 Ozanam Plant Sale. 9am-5pm. Check www.ozanam.org Everything grows with love.

May

1- 50th Anniversary of Tornado Committee Meeting,7pm, Ruskin Media Center.
-Curbside leaf and brush pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.
3-1st Thursdays at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes, 7pm.
7-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. Call 761-3382.
8- RHHA Monthly Meeting at 7pm in Ruskin High Media Center.
12- Craft time for Grade schoolers Blue Ridge Library at 11am.
-Wildflower Seedballs at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm.
13- Happy Mothers Day.
14-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Whip Hand by Dick Francis, 7pm.
16-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Interviewing savvy for teens Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
17- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
19-50th Anniversary of Ruskin Tornado at Ruskin High School 11:30am-4pm. Memorial service and re-dedication of monument and tree arbor.
21-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Pleasure of My Own Company by Steve Martin, 7pm.
26- Beach Season Begins at County Lakes.
Southern Communities Coalition will be meeting at Baptiste Ed Center Wed, April 18 at 7pm.
Castle Ruskin did get a continuance for Fri April 20. This civil suit will help get answers to many questions. Stay tuned for more updates.
Office will be CLOSED from April 23-27.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet-Ruskin High Media Center,7pm- Tuesday May 1. The Monument is finished and the trees are starting to bloom. PLEASE direct your stories to Sandy at 298-8034. Mark your calendar for Our HOMECOMING Saturday, MAY 19.
Spring is in the air. PLEASE remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month Help us CLEAN up for Spring. The LEAF AND BRUSH Site at 470 & Raytown Rd is OPEN only on Saturday, from 8am-6pm.
THE next Curbside leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, MAY 1. The limit is now 20 paper bags or 4 foot bundled branches. Please do not put these out early either. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to CALL the Action Center IMMEDIATELY at 3-1-1.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is May 8. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN at 470 & Raytown Road. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
Work to live-do not merely live to work.
April Cushing

APRIL 2

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
April 2, 2007

April

1- Campgrounds at Blue Springs, Jacomo and Longview are OPEN.
2- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
5-Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal from 7pm.
8- Hoppy EASTER.
9-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Northern Lights by Nora Roberts.
10-RHHA Monthly Meeting at 7pm in Ruskin High Media Center.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library,7pm. Call t
13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
14- Craft Time for Grade Schoolers 11am at Blue Ridge Library.
- Rep-Tails at 2pm at Blue Ridge Library.
16-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Hip Hop Poetry for teens at 4pm at Blue Ridge Library.
19- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
23- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
24- Intro to One &#8211;Stroke Painting at 7pm at Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead 761-3382.
25- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Book Thief by Markus Zusak
27- Craft Time for Preschoolers at 10am at Blue Ridge Library.

May
1- Curbside leaf and brush pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.
8- RHHA Monthly Meeting at 7pm in Ruskin High Media Center.
It is NOT too early to think about Summer Day Camp at Hillcrest Community Center. Make your reservations today.
Our KC Harp training went well. Out of the two classes we had most all of our clients showed up. Inspections and bids are slated to start again. All of our hard work partnering with the City will be evident very soon including the Special Painting Project for our Neighborhoods.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet-Ruskin High Media Center,7pm- Monday, April 9. The Monument is finished and the trees are starting to bloom. PLEASE direct your stories to Sandy at 298-8034.
Our next Home Association Meeting will be Tuesday, April 10.We will have results from Castle Ruskin, up dates on walls/fences, 50th Anniversary news and much more. We CANNOT do this without YOU.
Please make your calendars.
AMNESTY for Home Association DUES is from now to APRIL 13 for anyone who has an outstanding balance. This is in conjunction with our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado. Call the Office at 761-6050 to make your arrangements TODAY.
Southern Communities Coalition will be meeting at Baptiste Ed Center Wed, April 18 at 7pm.
Castle Ruskin did get a continuance for Fri April 20. This civil suit will help get answers to many questions. Stay tuned for more updates.
Spring is in the air. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. There are large items already out. This is becoming a persistent problem. No one wants to look at all of this stuff for a month. PLEASE remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month. PLEASE be alert. The City is writing tickets on consistent offenders. Unlicensed, non-working cars will be another target. The Association will be leaving notes as to how you can address these cars. Help us CLEAN up for Spring. The LEAF AND BRUSH Site at 470 & Raytown Rd is OPEN only on Saturday, from 8am-6pm.
THE next Curbside leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, MAY 1. The limit is now 20 paper bags or 4 foot bundled branches. Please do not put these out early either. The paper bags will not be good till May. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to CALL the Action Center IMMEDIATELY at 3-1-1. I know this is early information, but this is different than in years before.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is April 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Rededicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

The race of life is run by faith and won by grace.
April Cushing

MARCH 26

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
March 26, 2007
MARCH
29-50th Anniversary of Tornado Meeting at Ruskin High Media Center, 7pm.
31-KC Harp Education Training at St Matthew, 8001 Longview,9-11pm

April
2- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
5-Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal from 7pm.
9-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Northern Lights by Nora Roberts.
10-RHHA Monthly Meeting at 7pm in Ruskin High Media Center.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library,7pm. Call t
13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
14- Craft Time for Grade Schoolers 11am at Blue Ridge Library.
- Rep-Tails at 2pm at Blue Ridge Library.
16-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Hip Hop Poetry for teens at 4pm at Blue Ridge Library.
19- Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Administration Center,7pm.
23- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
24- Intro to One &#8211;Stroke Painting at 7pm at Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead 761-3382.
25- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Book Thief by Markus Zusak
27- Craft Time for Preschoolers at 10am at Blue Ridge Library.

May
1- Curbside leaf and brush pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.

Basketball Goals are out in full swing. PLEASE, PLEASE yield to car traffic and put the goals off the street when done. We have had many calls to the Office already.
Castle Ruskin did have a court date Wed, March 28. This civil suit should help get answers to many questions. Stay tuned for more updates.
AMNESTY for Home Association DUES is from now to APRIL 13 for anyone who has an outstanding balance. This is in conjunction with our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado. Call the Office at 761-6050 to make your arrangements TODAY.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet-Ruskin High Media Center,7pm- Thursday March 29. The Monument is finished and the trees are starting to bloom. What a beautiful site. We are really making progress. Please send your ideas or stories to the Office. We still have plenty of work to get ready for our &#8216;homecoming&#8217;. Any help is appreciated.
The educational class that goes along with the KC Harp Home Improvement Grant will be Saturday, March 31 from 9-11am. This class is at St Matthews, 8001 Longview Rd. This class and final paperwork are needed before work can begin. We are still taking applications. Those already in our process- watch for more progress reports. >From initial inspection to contractor bid we will have work beginning soon.
Our next Home Association Meeting will be Tuesday, April 10.We will have results from Castle Ruskin, up dates on walls/fences, 50th Anniversary news and much more. We CANNOT do this without YOU. Please make your calendars.
Spring is in the air. Bulky and trash were collected last week. Much to our surprise there are large items already out. These were not move-outs, just negligence. This is becoming a persistent problem. No one wants to look at all of this stuff for a month. PLEASE remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month. PLEASE be alert. The City is writing tickets on consistent offenders and this also includes unlicensed, non-working cars. Help us CLEAN up for Spring. The LEAF AND BRUSH Site at 470 & Raytown Rd is OPEN only on Saturday, from 8am-6pm. Our next Curbside leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, MAY 1. The limit is now 20 paper bags or 4 foot bundled branches. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to CALL the Action Center IMMEDIATELY at 3-1-1. I know this is early information, but this is different than in years before.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is April 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1 for missed trash or BULKY. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.


The sign of genuine faith is faith that needs no sign.
April Cushing

MARCH 20

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
March 19, 2007

MARCH
21-Self Defense for Teens at Blue Ridge Library starting at 4pm. Call 761-3382.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
27- General CITY Election. Polls are open 6am-7pm. Be Informed.
28- CASTLE Ruskin in Independence Court at 9am. Carpool call Jerry at 763-5244.
- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Secrets of Jin-Shei by Alma Alexander
29-50th Anniversary of Tornado Meeting at Ruskin High Media Center, 7pm.
31-KC Harp Education Training at St Matthew, 8001 Longview,9-11pm

April
2- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
5-Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal from 7pm.
9-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Northern Lights by Nora Roberts.
10-RHHA Monthly Meeting at 7pm in Ruskin High Media Center.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library,7pm. Call t
13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
14- Craft Time for Grade Schoolers 11am at Blue Ridge Library.
- Rep-Tails at 2pm at Blue Ridge Library.
16-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Hip Hop Poetry for teens at 4pm at Blue Ridge Library.
23- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
24- Intro to One &#8211;Stroke Painting at 7pm at Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead 761-3382.
25- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Book Thief by Markus Zusak
27- Craft Time for Preschoolers at 10am at Blue Ridge Library.
May
1- Curbside leaf and brush pickup in Heights, Village and Hills.

Spring Break has brought the Basketball Goals out in full swing. PLEASE, PLEASE yield to car traffic and put the goals off the street when done. We have had many calls to the Office already.

AMNESTY for Home Association DUES is from now to APRIL 13 for anyone who has an outstanding balance. This is in conjunction with our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado. Call the Office at 761-6050 to make your arrangements TODAY.

The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet-Ruskin High Media Center,7pm- Thursday March 29. The Monument is finished and the trees are put in. We are really making progress. Please send your ideas or stories to the Office. There is still lots of work to get ready for our &#8216;homecoming&#8217;.

The educational class that goes along with the KC Harp Home Improvement Grant will be Saturday, March 31 from 9-11am. This class is at St Matthews, 8001 Longview Rd. This class and final paperwork are needed before work can begin. We are still taking applications. Those already in our process- watch for more progress reports. >From initial inspection to contractor bid we will have work beginning soon.

Spring is in the air. Lots of extra trash and bulky has been put out too early. Remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of EVERY month. PLEASE be alert. The City is writing tickets on consistent offenders and this also includes unlicensed, non-working cars. Help us CLEAN up for Spring. The LEAF AND BRUSH Site at 470 & Raytown Rd is OPEN now on Saturday, from 8am-6pm. Our next Curbside leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, MAY 1. The limit is now 20 paper bags or 4 foot bundled branches. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to CALL the Action Center IMMEDIATELY at 3-1-1. I know this is early information, but this is different than in years before.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is April 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is OPEN. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying.
April Cushing

MARCH 13

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
March 12, 2007

MARCH

17-St Patricks Day. Martin City Parade.
-Leaf and Brush Site at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS. Hours are 8am-6pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-John Sharp Candidate Reception at 10825 Baltimore Ave from 5-7pm.
19-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-Taking the Library Home- a 101 in genealogy- as far as research from the comfort of your own home. Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.
<>21-Self Defense for Teens at Blue Ridge Library starting at 4pm.Call 761-3382.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
27- General CITY Election. Polls are open 6am-7pm. Be Informed.
28- CASTLE Ruskin in Independence Court at 9am. Carpool call Jerry at 763-5244.
- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Secrets of Jin-Shei by Alma Alexander
29-50th Anniversary of Tornado Meeting at Ruskin High Media Center,7pm.
31-KC Harp Education Training at St Matthew,8001 Longview,9-11pm

April

2- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
5-Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal from 7pm.
9-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Northern Lights by Nora Roberts.
10-RHHA Monthly Meeting at 7pm in Ruskin High Media Center.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library,7pm. Call t
13- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
The educational class that goes along with the KC Harp Home Improvement Grant will be your choice of the following: Wednesday, March 14 from 1-3pm or Saturday, March 31 from 9-11am. Both classes are at St Matthews, 8001 Longview Rd. This class and final paperwork are needed before work can begin. We are still taking applications against our next grant. Those already in our process- watch for more progress reports. From initial inspection to contractor bid we will have work beginning soon.
AMNESTY of principal only from now to April 13 for anyone who has an outstanding balance. This is in conjunction with our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado. Call the Office at 761-6050 to make your arrangements TODAY.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet-Ruskin High Media Center,7pm- Thursday March 29. The Monument is finished and the trees are put in. We are really making progress. Please send your ideas or stories to the Office. There is still lots of work to get ready for our &#8216;homecoming&#8217;.
St. Patricks Day in Martin City should be fun. There will be a parade with floats and lots of excitement. Join us in this rite of SPRING.
The LEAF AND BRUSH Site at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS Saturday, March 17 from 8am-6pm. Curbside pick up will not happen until May so Help keep our area clean.
Spring is in the air. Lots of extra trash and bulky has been put out too early. Remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of the month. PLEASE be alert. The City is writing tickets on consistent offenders This also includes unlicensed, non-working cars. Help us CLEAN up for Spring. Our next Curbside leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, MAY 1. The limit is now 20 paper bags & 4 foot bundled branches. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to CALL the Action Center IMMEDIATELY at 3-1-1. I know this is early information, but it does not hurt to be prepared.
Bannister Mall walkers be alert. New changes are coming. Security Office will move down close to old Sears in Southwest corner. Mall hours are now 10am-8pm Monday through Friday and 10-10 Saturday & Sunday.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will OPEN for the season March 17. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
To uproot the weeds of anxious care, get down on your knees.
April Cushing

March 6

MARCH

9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd at 7:30-9am.
10-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at 10am, Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead at 761-3382.
-Sallas Automotive is having a Womans Car Clinic from 9am-noon. Call 765-6060 to reserve your spot.
11-Daylight Savings time BEGINS. SPRING Forward. Check your smoke detectors.
12-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, 7pm.
13-RHHA MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.
14-KC Harp Education Training at St Matthew,8001 Longview, 1-3pm
- Southern Committee Coalitions-Meet the Candidates-Forum at Ruskin High Multipurpose 7pm.
17-St Patricks Day. Martin City Parade.
-Leaf and Brush Site at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS. Hours are 8am-6pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
19-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-Taking the Library Home- a 101 in genealogy- as far as research from the comfort of your own home. Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.
21- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Self Defense for Teens at Blue Ridge Library starting at 4pm.Call 761-3382.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
27- General CITY Election. Polls are open 6am-7pm. Be Informed.
28- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Secrets of Jin-Shei by Alma Alexander
31-KC Harp Education Training at St Matthew,8001 Longview,9-11pm

Daylight Saving Time is upon us again. Be sure to replace batteries and test your smoke alarms.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee meet on Mon, March 5. The Monument is finished and the trees are put in. We are really making progress. Please send your ideas or stories to the Office. There is still lots of work to get ready for our &#8216;homecoming&#8217;. See you March 13 at our next regular monthly meeting at Ruskin High School, 7pm.
Southern Coalition for March will host a Candidate Forum for Mayor and City Council. Mark your calendars for the EARLY date of WED, March 14 at Ruskin High School Multipurpose Room by the Cafeteria starting at 7pm.
The educational class that goes along with the KC Harp Home Improvement Grant will be your choice of the following: Wednesday, March 14 from 1-3pm or Saturday, March 31 from 9-11am. Both classes are at St Matthews, 8001 Longview Rd. This class and final paperwork are needed before work can begin.
St. Patricks Day in Martin City should be fun. There will be a parade with floats and lots of excitement. Join us in this rite of SPRING.
The Leaf and brush site at 470 & Raytown Road OPENS Saturday, March 17 from 8am-6pm. Curbside pick up will not happen until May so Help keep our area clean.
Spring is in the air. Lots of extra trash and bulky has been put out too early. Remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of the month. PLEASE be alert. The City is writing tickets on consistent offenders This also includes unlicensed, non-working cars. Help us CLEAN up for Spring. Our next Curbside leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, MAY 1. The limit is now 20 paper bags & 4 foot bundled branches. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to Call the Action Center immediately at 3-1-1. I know this is early information, but it does not hurt to be prepared.
Bannister Mall walkers be alert. New changes are coming. Security Office will move down close to old Sears in Southwest corner. Mall hours are now 10am-8pm Monday through Friday and 10-10 Saturday & Sunday.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will OPEN for the season March 17. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
The best thing you spend on your children is your time.
April Cushing

FEB 26

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Feb 26, 2007

MARCH
1-Hill Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd from 7pm.
5- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-50th Anniversary Tornado Committee at Ruskin High Media Center at 7pm.
7-Health Screening at Blue Ridge Library at 9am by Health Dept. Take advantage of this quick way to get screened. $15.00 includes a cholesterol test. For Adults only.
9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd at 7:30-9am.
10-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at 10am, Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead at 761-3382.
-Sallas Automotive is having a Womans Car Clinic from 9am-noon. Call 765-6060 to reserve your spot.
11-Daylight Savings time BEGINS. SPRING Forward. Check your smoke detectors.
12-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, 7pm.
13-RHHA MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.
14- Southern Committee Coalitions-Meet the Candidates-Forum at Ruskin High Multipurpose 7pm.
17-St Patricks Day. Martin City Parade.
-Leaf and Brush Site at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS. Hours are 8am-6pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
19-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-Taking the Library Home- a 101 in genealogy- as far as research from the comfort of your own home. Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.
21- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Self Defense for Teens at Blue Ridge Library starting at 4pm.Call 761-3382.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
27- General CITY Election. Polls are open 6am-7pm. Be Informed.
Castle Ruskin was in housing court Friday, February 23. This is over the postponed challenge to the gazebo and driveway. He is to trying for variance at double normal charge. Delayed 90 days for process. The wall is scheduled for March 28 at 9am in Independence. For those who wish to carpool call Jerry at 763-5244.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet on Monday, March 5. The Monument is finished and the trees are being put in. We are really making progress. Please send your ideas or stories to the Office. There is still lots of work to get ready for our &#8216;homecoming&#8217;. See you March 13.
Southern Coalition for March will host a Candidate Forum for Mayor and City Council. Mark your calendars for the EARLY date of WED, March 14 at Ruskin High School Multipurpose Room by the Cafeteria starting at 7pm.
Bannister Mall walkers be alert. New changes are coming. Security Office will move down close to old Sears in Southwest corner. Mall hours are now 10am-8pm Monday through Friday and 10-10Saturday & Sunday.
Mother Hubbards CUPBOARD is bare. Our local food pantry (CAC) is in need of all kinds of food. Compared to this time last year, there are half again more people using their services than before. This puts a real strain on what is available. Some suggestions of items most needed are- spaghetti sauce or any tomato based sauces, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, jello, flour, sugar, as well as hygiene products-soap, toothpaste, toilet paper. The need is great- so ANY help would be appreciated. They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. Call 763-3277 for more details.
Spring is in the air. Lots of extra trash anad bulky was put out too early this week. Remember regular trash is no more than 2 bags at the curb by 7am on Tuesday and Bulky is the 18th of the month. PLEASE be alert. The City is writing tickets on consistent offenders. Unlicensed, non-working cars are also a target. Help us CLEAN up for Spring. Leaf and Brush Site at 470 & Raytown Rd. will RE-OPEN March 17. Our next Curb-side leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, April 3. The limit is now 20 paper bags & 4 foot bundled branches. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to Call the Action Center immediately at 3-1-1. I know this is early information, but it does not hurt to be prepared.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will close for the season Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

Better than counting your years is making your years count.
April Cushing

FEB 19


Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Feb 19, 2007
FEBRUARY
21- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Blue Ridge Library: Good Hair and Other True Tall Tales at 4pm.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
27-PRIMARY CITY ELECTIONS. Vote informed.
-Blue Ridge Library: Swingin the History at 7pm.
28- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. A Week in Winter by Marcia Willet.

MARCH
1-Hill Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal from 7pm.
5- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-50th Anniversary Tornado Committee at Ruskin High Media Center at 7pm.
7-Health Screening at Blue Ridge Library at 9am by Health Dept. Take advantage of this quick way to get screened. $15.00 includes a cholesterol test. For Adults only.
9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
10-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at 10am, Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead at 761-3382.
11-Daylight Savings time BEGINS. SPRING Forward. Check your smoke detectors.
12-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, 7pm.
13-RHHA MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.
14- Southern Committee Coalitions-Meet the Candidates-Forum at Ruskin High Multipurpose 7pm.
17-St Patricks Day.
-Leaf and Brush Site at 470 & Raytown Rd OPENS. Hours are 8am-6pm.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
19-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
-Taking the Library Home- a 101 in genealogy- as far as research from the comfort of your own home. Blue Ridge Library at 2pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.
21- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Self Defense for Teens at Blue Ridge Library starting at 4pm.Call 761-3382.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
Castle Ruskin will be in housing court Friday, February 23. For those who wish to carpool call Jerry at 763-5244.This is over the postponed challenge to the gazebo. The wall is scheduled for March 28 in Independence.
Do not forget to VOTE in the Primary Tuesday, Feb 27. Be informed.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will meet on Mon, March 5. The Monument is taking shape and will look like NEW in no time. Please send your ideas or stories to the Office. There is still lots of work to get done for our &#8216;homecoming&#8217;. Our HOA Meeting for February was cancelled because the school had called a &#8216;snow day.&#8217; See you March 13.
Southern Coalition for March will host a Candidate Forum for Mayor and City Council. Mark your calendars for the EARLY date of WED, March 14 at Ruskin High School Multipurpose Room by the Cafeteria starting at 7pm.
Bannister Mall walkers be alert. New changes are coming. Security Office will move down close to old Sears.
Check out the Hillcrest Community Center for winter activities. Senior Lunches are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with plenty to do before and after. Silver Sneakers are going strong. Become active to improve your health.
Leaf and Brush Site at 470 & Raytown Rd will RE-OPEN March 17. Our next Curb-side leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, April 3. The limit is now 20 paper bags & 4 foot bundled branches. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to Call the Action Center immediately at 3-1-1. I know this is early information, but it does not hurt to be prepared.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will close for the season Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

To show that you value eternity, make good use of your time.
April Cushing

FEB 12


Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Feb 12, 2007

February

13-RHHA MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.
14- Happy VALENTINES DAY.
18- Bulky Pickup for Heights, Village and Hills
19-Presidents Day- State and City is Closed. TRASH is one day late.
- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Bankruptcy Reform, One Year Later will explore what has changed when a debtor in trouble considers bankruptcy. Discussion will cover credit counseling, means test and debtor record-keeping requirements. Located at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd., from 7-8:30pm. FREE to the public presented through Innerlight Ministries and Attorney Dan Hall, from Aldridge & Hall Law Firm. Contact info: (816)763-0802 or innlight@hotmail.com.
21- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Blue Ridge Library: Good Hair and Other True Tall Tales at 4pm.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
27-Blue Ridge Library: Swingin the History at 7pm.
28- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. A Week in Winter by Marcia Willet.

MARCH
1-Hill Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal from 7pm.
5- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
7-Health Screening at Blue Ridge Library at 9am by Health Dept. Take advantage of this quick way to get screened. $15.00 includes a cholesterol test. For Adults only.
9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
10-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at 10am, Blue Ridge Library. Call ahead at 761-3382.
11-Daylight Savings time BEGINS. SPRING Forward. Check your smoke detectors.
Our CAC (food pantry) is in need of everything. The holidays did have some extra donations, but it still was not enough to keep pace with the desperate need. Any Donation would be very appreciated. Needs are for non-perishable food, spaghetti and sauces, staples, mac n cheese, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap and laundry powder. Call 763-3277 to see how you can help today.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee meet on Mon, FEB 12. The Monument is taking shape and will look like NEW in no time. Our Regular Monthly meeting was Tues, FEB 13 at Ruskin High Library at 7pm. Many Committee reports were given and progress on the 50th was on the agenda.
Do not forget Presidents Day will cause Bulky as well as regular trash to be late that week. Leaf and Brush Site at 470 & Raytown Rd will RE-OPEN March 17. Our next Curb-side leaf and brush pickup will be Tuesday, April 3. The limit is now 20 paper bags & 4 foot bundled branches. If it is not picked up on THAT day, you need to Call the Action Center immediately at 3-1-1.
The look of our Statement has changed. Dues are now late and interest has been added. If you did not get one Please call the Office. For address changes let the Office know so corrections can be made.
Castle Ruskin will be back in housing court Friday, February 23. For those who wish to carpool call Jerry at 763-5244.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. To be in this cycle of houses you need to ACT TODAY. The deadline for this round is quickly approaching. You must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible. As part of the Requirements a 2 hour training will be necessary. Our date for this HOMEOWNER TRAINING will be March 31, 9-11am at St Matthew Apostle Church, 8001 Longview Rd. Mark your calendar now.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is March 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will close for the season Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

"A true friend will put a finger on your faults
without rubbing them in."
April Cushing

Feb 5, 2007

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
Feb 5, 2007

Feb
8- Hickman Mills Area Plan PUBLIC MEETING, Ruskin High School Cafeteria from 7-8:30pm.
9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
10- Mad Science Presents Space, the Final Frontier at Blue Ridge Library starting at 2pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.
12-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, ALIAS GRACE by Margaret Atwood, 7pm.
-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm. Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
13-RHHA MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.
14- Happy VALENTINES DAY.
18- Bulky Pickup for Heights, Village and Hills
19-Presidents Day- State and City is Closed. TRASH is one day late.
- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Bankruptcy Reform, One Year Later will explore what has changed when a debtor in trouble considers bankruptcy. Discussion will cover credit counseling, means test and debtor record-keeping requirements. Located at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd., from 7-8:30 pm. FREE to the public presented through Innerlight Ministries and Attorney Dan Hall, from Aldridge & Hall Law Firm. Contact info: (816)763-0802 or innlight@hotmail.com.
- Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm. Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
21- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed. Center at 7pm.
-Blue Ridge Library: Good Hair and Other True Tall Tales at 4pm.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
- Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm. Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
27-Blue Ridge Library: Swingin the History at 7pm.
28- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. A Week in Winter by Marcia Willet.
Hickman Mills Area Plan will have a public Meeting Thursday at Ruskin High Cafeteria from 7pm. This is the combined PLAN for more input. Please come and listen to the vision of things to come.
Castle Ruskin is back in the news. He is due in Housing Court with Judge Cagle THIS FRIDAY at 12:30pm. Carpooling will be from the Office and call Jerry at 763-5244 if you want to go with us. This is important to make a stand for our neighborhoods. We are still making headway on unlicensed cars in the yard. Help us raise the awareness that this is not allowed. Remember trash is two bags on Tuesday. Bags more than two need stickers from a KC Price Chopper to be picked up. Do what you can about loose trash around your house. This really helps all of us when visitors are driving through for a first impression.
The look of our Statements has changed. Dues are now late and interest has been added. If you did not get one Please call the Office. For address changes let the Office know so corrections can be made.
The 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Mon, FEB 12 Ruskin High School Library at 7pm for anyone who is interested. Our Regular Monthly meeting will be Tues, FEB 13 at Ruskin High Library at 7pm. Many Committee reports will be given and progress on the 50th will be on the agenda.
Don't forget Presidents Day will cause Bulky as well as regular trash to be late that week.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. To be in this cycle of houses you need to ACT TODAY.The deadline for this round is quickly approaching. You must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible. As part of the Requirements a 2 hour training will be necessary. Our date for this HOMEOWNER TRAINING will be March 31, 9-11am at St Matthew Apostle Church, 8001 Longview Rd. Mark your calendar now.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will close for the season Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
Tough times can teach us to trust.
April Cushing

January 29, 2007

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
January 29, 2007

February

1-Hill Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal from 7pm.
2- February SHARE $ Due.
5- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- TAXES 2006 Last Chance to Get A Big Refund seminar presented by InnerLight, Inc. Monday, 7-8:30 pm at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd., KC MO - FREE - Presenter will be Peggy Brotherton, Certified Tax Preparer. Contact (816) 763-0802 or innlight@hotmail.com for more information.
-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
7-Fund Raiser for Cindy Baker Circo at KARMA in Westport.
8- Hickman Mills Area Plan PUBLIC MEETING, Ruskin High School Cafeteria from 7-8:30pm.
9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
10- Mad Science Presents Space, the Final Frontier at Blue Ridge Library starting at 2pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.
12-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, ALIAS GRACE by Margaret Atwood, 7pm.
-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
13-RHHA MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.
19- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- Bankruptcy Reform, One Year Later will explore what has changed when a debtor in trouble considers bankruptcy. Discussion will cover credit counseling, means test and debtor record-keeping requirements. Located at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd., from 7-8:30pm. FREE to the public presented through Innerlight Ministries and Attorney Dan Hall, from Aldridge & Hall Law Firm. Contact info: (816)763-0802 or innlight@hotmail.com.
- Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
21- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
-Blue Ridge Library: Good Hair and Other True Tall Tales at 4pm.
26- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
- Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
27-Blue Ridge Library: Swingin the History at 7pm.
28- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. A Week in Winter by Marcia Willet.

CAC SHARE PROGRAM will be discontinued starting with February.
If you have any problem or questions call CAC at 763-3277.
Dues are now late for Ruskin Village and Ruskin Heights. Interest has been added and revised bills will be going out soon. If your property has changed hands PLEASE call the Office with the new information.
Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Mon, FEB 12 for anyone who is interested. This meeting will be in the Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. We are covering a lot of ground and need your suggestions and information today. Any comment or suggestions for this committee please forward them to Sandy or Tim via the website or by calling 761-6050.If you see anything about the 50th Anniv anywhere call the Office and let us know. We are trying to network with anyone else putting information out about the event.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. To be in this cycle of houses you need to ACT TODAY. Your must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible. As part of the Requirements a 2 hour training will be necessary. Our date for this HOMEOWNER TRAINING will be March 31, 9-11am at St Matthew Apostle Church, 8001 Longview Rd. Mark your calendar now.
A Volleyball Clinic for grades 3-8 will start at Hillcrest Community Center Sat, March 3. This six week, one hour class, will cover basics and start at 2:00 for the 3 & 4th graders, 3:00 for 5 & 6, and 4:00 for 7 & 8. Registration is $36.00 per person with a limit of 15 per division. Please call HCC at 784-7000.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will close for the season Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

Hold tightly to what is eternal and loosely to what is temporal.
April Cushing

JAN 22, 2007

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
January 22, 2007

January

23- Castle Ruskin Variance Hearing at noon. If you want to carpool call the Office.
- Candidate Forum for the 6th District at St Lukes United Methodist Church at Bannister and James A Reed Rd at 7pm.
24- Fund Raiser for John Sharp at Uptown.
-Regular Book Club-Lying Awake by Mark Salzman at 7pm.
25- Castle Ruskin Court Hearing at 3pm. If you want to carpool call the Office.
27-Rain Barrel Workshop, 11801 East Bannister Road at Longview Gardens from 11am-noon or 1pm-2pm. Registration is $35.00 and includes materials. Call Jill to reserve your spot today at 816-561-1061 ext 100.
29-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
30- Center Planning and Dev at Summit View Church of Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30pm.

Feb

1-Hill Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal from 7pm.
2- February SHARE $ Due.
5- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- TAXES 2006 Last Chance to Get A Big Refund seminar presented by InnerLight, Inc. Monday, 7-8:30 pm at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd., KC MO - FREE - Presenter will be Peggy Brotherton, Certified Tax Preparer. Contact (816) 763-0802 or innlight@hotmail.com for more information.
7-Fund Raiser for Cindy Baker Circo at KARMA in Westport.
9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
10- Mad Science Presents Space, the Final Frontier at Blue Ridge Library starting at 2pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.
12-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, ALIAS GRACE by Margaret Atwood, 7pm.
13-RHHA MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.




Jackie at our Recycle Center has been a true gem. She has helped us in all kinds of weather and encouraged us to think beyond ourselves to help protect our environment. We wish her well as she embarks on a new adventure.

Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Wed, JAN 24 for anyone who is interested. This meeting will be in the Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. If you have any comment or suggestions for this committee please forward them to Sandy or Tim via the website or by calling 761-6050.
Another New Years resolution is to recycle more. Jackies replacement will have big shoes to fill. Your old phone books, magazines, glass, scrap metal, tin, egg cartons, old fishing line, and cardboard are all items that can be recycled at Bannister /3 Trails Recycle Center. It is open Wednesday to Friday from 11am-5pm and Saturday from 8am to 4pm. Meet new friends as you recycle today.
Every little bit adds up to a lot when our efforts are multiplied.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. To be in this cycle of houses you need to ACT TODAY. Your must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible. As part of the Requirements a 2 hour training will be necessary. Our date for this HOMEOWNER TRAINING will be March 31, 9-11am at St Matthew Apostle Church, 8001 Longview Rd. Mark your calendar now.
A Volleyball Clinic for grades 3-8 will start at Hillcrest Community Center Sat, March 3. This six week, one hour class, will cover basics and start at 2:00 for the 3 & 4th graders, 3:00 for 5 & 6, and 4:00 for 7 & 8. Registration is $36.00 per person with a limit of 15 per division. Please call HCC at 784-7000.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will close for the season Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

A grudge is one thing that does not get better when it is nursed.
April Cushing

JAN 15, 2007

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
January 15, 2007

January

15- Martin Luther King Day Legal Holiday, city and County closed.
17-BUMPED household trash day for Tuesday
-Southern Community Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
18-Cathy Jolly Fund Raiser at KARMA, 504 Westport Rd (next to Kellys) from 5:30-7:30pm.
-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Admin Building at 7pm.
22- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle located at 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
-How To Build Better Credit (Understanding Credit Reports and Scores) seminar presented by InnerLight, Inc. - Monday, 1/22/07 - 7-8:30 p.m. - Hillcrest Community Center, KC MO - FREE - contact (816)763-0802 or innlight@hotmail.com for more information.
23- Castle Ruskin Variance Hearing at noon. If you want to carpool call the Office.
- Candidate Forum for the 6th District at St Lukes United Meth Church at Bannister and James A Reed Rd at 7pm.
24- Fund Raiser for John Sharp at Uptown.
-Regular Book Club-Lying Awake by Mark Salzman at 7pm.
25- Castle Ruskin Court Hearing at 3pm. If you want to carpool call the Office.
29-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
30- Center Planning and Dev at Summit View Church of Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30pm.

Feb

1-Hill Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal from 7pm.
2- February SHARE $ Due.
5- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
- TAXES 2006 - Last Chance to Get A Big Refund - seminar presented by InnerLight, Inc. - Monday, 2/5/07 - 7-8:30 p.m. - Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd., KC MO - FREE - Presenter will be Peggy Brotherton, Certified Tax Preparer. Contact (816)763-0802 or innlight@hotmail.com for more information.
9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
10- Mad Science Presents Space, the Final Frontier at Blue Ridge Library starting at 2pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.
12-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, ALIAS GRACE by Margaret Atwood, 7pm.
13-RHHA MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.


City Council Candidate forums start on Jan 23 at St Lukes United Methodist Church, Bannister and James A Reed Rd starting at 7pm. This is first of many to cover all Council Districts. Stay tuned for more information as to other locations.

Castle Ruskin court dates will be next week. Mark your calendar for both Tuesday and Thursday. If you are at all interested in this situation PLEASE carpool with us. This case will impact all of our area.
Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Wed, JAN 24 for anyone who is interested. This meeting will be in the Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. The median has been cleaned and we are anxious to work toward getting the trees planted. If you have any comment or suggestions for this committee please forward them to Sandy or Tim via the website or by calling 761-6050.
As New Years resolutions go, increasing knowledge by reading never goes out of style. The Mid Continent Library System which includes the Blue Ridge Branch always has programs and reading clubs for all ages. Check them out today and while you are at it check out a book. Knowledge is power-use yours today.

We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. Your must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will close for the season Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

You cannot lose when you help others win.
April Cushing

JAN 8

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
January 8, 2007

January

8- Mystery Book Club- Splintered Icon by Bill Napier.
-Debt Consolidation Seminar by Innerlight Ministries will be at Hillcrest Community Center at 7pm.
-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
9- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
11- Filling Station Meeting on License at 10am.
12-2nd Friday at the Trailside at 9901 Wornal at 7:30am.
13- Leaf and Brush Site at 470 & Raytown Rd will close at the end of business today for the Winter.
- Birds and Feeders at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm is a primer on birds, bird food and feeder placement. Registration is required.
-Music Recital benefiting St Matthew Apostle Renovation at 6pm.
15- Martin Luther King Day Legal Holiday, city and County closed.
-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
17-BUMPED household trash day for Tuesday
-Southern Community Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
18-Cathy Jolly Fund Raiser at KARMA, 504 Westport Rd ( next to Kellys) from 5:30-7:30pm.
-Hickman Mills School Board Meeting, Adminisration Building at 7pm.
22- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle located at 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
23- Castle Ruskin Variance Hearing at noon. If you want to carpool call the Office.
24- Fund Raiser for John Sharp at Uptown.
-Regular Book Club-Lying Awake by Mark Salzman at 7pm.
25- Castle Ruskin Court Hearing at 3pm. If you want to carpool call the Office.
29-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm.Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
30- Center Planning and Dev at Summit View Church of Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30pm.
Tuesday, Jan 9, was our Home Association Meeting of the month. We had reports on the 50th Anniversary of the Tornado, Castle Ruskin and a Legal 101 on liens and judgments. Come and join us as we set our course for 2007. Mark your calendars for our next meeting on Feb 13. Court dates are coming up on many items this month. Join us on issues of interest to all of us. Check the calendar for Castle Ruskin Dates. Whether you live in Ruskin or not this case can and will impact us ALL. Please help us.
Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Wed, JAN 24 for anyone who is interested. This meeting will be in the Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. The median has been cleaned and the old trees are gone. We are anxious to get busy on the monument update and are still working on support of the Tree Arbor. Any help would be appreciated.
With many New Years Resolutions being made and broken there is one good one that never goes out of style. Moving more- can be as simple as starting a walking plan either at Bannister Mall (that opens at 8:30am) or Hillcrest Community Center that is open by 7am. HCC has other programs and a reasonable fitness plan that is only $10.00 a month. Check them out today for something of interest to you.
Please watch Basketball goals in the street. There is a City Ordinance preventing blocking the street.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. Your must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible.
Bannister Mall now opens at 8:30am for mall walkers. There are over 60 shops still there. From name brand stores like Zales, Lenscrafters, Bathworks, A Sweet Expression Candy Store, Grahams Appliance, Rachels Junque, Godside Gators for boots and clothing.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Feb 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site will close for the season Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

When living under clouds of adversity, remember that the sun is still shining.
April Cushing

JAN 1, 2007

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
January 1, 2007

January

1-HAPPY NEW YEAR.
3-Bumped Hosuehold trashday for regular Tuesday pick-up.
4- 50th Anniversary Committee for The Tornado Meeting at Terrace Lake United Methodist Church at 7pm.
-Ruskin Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside at 9901 Wornall at 7pm.
6-7 Filling Station OPEN House at 11515 Hickman Mills Dr from 10am-6pm.
8- Mystery Book Club- Splintered Icon by Bill Napier.
-Debt Consolidation Seminar by Innerlight Ministries will be at Hillcrest Community Center at 7pm.
-Square Dance Lessons available at Belton Christian Church, Airways and Westover in Belton from 7-9pm. Call Lyle at 816-331-2648 for more information.
9- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
12-2nd Friday at the Trailside at 9901 Wornal at 7:30am.
13- Leaf and Brush Site at 470 & Raytown Rd will close at the end of business today for the Winter.
- Birds and Feeders at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm is a primer on birds, bird food and feeder placement. Registration is required.
-Music Recital benefiting St Matthew Apostle Renovation at 6pm.
15- Martin Luther King Day Legal Holiday, city and County closed.
17-BUMPED household trash day for Tuesday
- Southern Community Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
22- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle located at 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
24-Regular Book Club-Lying Awake by Mark Salzman at 7pm.
We have really been lucky already this winter with all the ice and snow around us. Please keep off snow routes so they can be cleaned easily. This is a friendly reminder to stock up on water, medicines and other supplies that would be used in an emergency. As our temperature goes down this weekend, be sure to check on pets and elderly neighbors. Reach out and be a good neighbor.
January meetings restart, court dates will be for the Filling Station and Castle Ruskin. So watch our news for further details.
Legal papers have been filed on Castle Ruskin. Thank you for all the people who have responded on dues. I have been overwhelmed at this years response.
Bannister Mall now opens at 8:30am for mall walkers. There are over 60 shops still there. From name brand stores like Zales, Lenscrafters, Bathworks, A Sweet Expression Candy Store, Grahams Appliance, Rachels Junque, Godside Gators for boots and clothing and KC Clothing. Don&#8217;t forget Santa appears on a schedule.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. Your must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible.
Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Thursday, JAN 4 for anyone who is interested. We meet at the Terrace Lake United Methodist Church at 7pm. Your help is appreciated.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Jan 9. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm through Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

A true friend helps you keep going when you feel like giving up.
April Cushing

DEC 26

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
December 26, 2006

DECEMBER
27- Bumped UNLIMITED TUESDAY TRASH DAY-for Tuesday pick-ups.
- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES by Debbie Macomber.

January
1-HAPPY NEW YEAR.
3- BUMPED household trash day because of New Years Day.
4- 50th Anniversary Committee for The Tornado Meeting at Terrace Lake United Methodist Church at 7pm.
-Ruskin Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside at 9901 Wornall at 7pm.
6-7 Filling Station OPEN House at 11515 Hickman Mills Dr from 10am-6pm.
8- Mystery Book Club- Splintered Icon by Bill Napier.
9- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
12-2nd Friday at the Trailside at 9901 Wornal at 7:30am.
13- LEAF and Brush site at 470 & Raytown Rd CLOSES FOR THE WINTER.
- Birds and Feeders at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm is a primer on birds, bird food and feeder placement. Registration is required.
17- Southern Community Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
18-BULKY pickup.
22- SMA-CCO meets at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
As the New Year quickly approaches, our sincere wish is that all of our residents are blessed with a wonderful New Year. We have many projects that we hope will bring hope and pride back to our neighborhood. Join together with us as we blaze forward in 2007.
I am really overwhelmed at the positive response to our current billing cycle. Maybe the word has finally gotten out that we are here to help you as much as we can. Thank you if you have already sent your dues.
January SHARE information is available on line at HEARTLANDSHARE.org with money due Jan 12. Their phone number is 763-3277. The angelfoodministries.com is the other food bank with a Share type program. Angel is housed out of the Grandview Nazarene Church at 15th and High Grove with a phone number of 763-6891. This is one way to stretch your food dollars. Both have many specials to choose from.
At our Annual Meeting we added new Board Members Ellen Cook, Sandy Sexton and John Scott with alternates of Cheryl Farris, Nick Dutcher, Joe and Leona Dekat. Thanks to all our old and new members. Our Executive Committee is President Tim Cushing, Vice Eva Miller, Treasurer Virginia Woods and Secretary Sandy Sexton. Castle Ruskin is being worked on legally and through the City. If you would like to join our campaign call Jerry at 763-5244 for updates.
Bannister Mall now opens at 8:30am for mall walkers. There are over 60 shops still there. The COFFEE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER is even open for the walkers. From name brand stores like Zales, Lenscrafters, Bathworks, A Sweet Expression Candy Store, Grahams Appliance, Rachels Junque, Godside Gators for boots and clothing and KC Clothing.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. Your must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Our efforts have produced many accepted applications. Do not hesitate to call and ask questions. As you are screened we try to check every possible avenue of assistance for your home. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible.
Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Thursday, JAN 4 for anyone who is interested. We meet at the Terrace Lake United Methodist Church at 7pm. Your help is appreciated.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Jan 9. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm through Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.

True compassion is love in action.
April Cushing

DEC 18

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
December 18, 2006

DECEMBER
19- Jim Two Crows Wallen Presents: A Visit With Santa Claus at the Blue Ridge Library 7pm. Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library at 761-3382.
20- NO Southern Communities Coalition.
-Beginning Knitting for Teens at the Blue Ridge Library 4pm. Cost is $10.00. Call the Library at 761-3382 to pre-register.
21-CSD-1 School is out. Watch for our children at play. School resumes Wed, Jan 3, 2007.
22-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge Library at 10am. Call the Library at 761-3382.
25-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. Trash will be one day late this week with unlimited pick-up. Be sure your boxes are smashed for recycle. Do Not Show off your VALUABLE purchases by the empty boxes at the street. Keep watch because thieves ARE.
25- NO SMA-CCO
27- Bumped UNLIMITED TUESDAY TRASH DAY-for Tuesday pick-ups.
- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES by Debbie Macomber.

January
1-HAPPY NEW YEAR.
4- 50th Anniversary Committee for The Tornado Meeting at Terrace Lake United Methodist Church at 7pm.
-Ruskin Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside at 9901 Wornall at 7pm.
8- Mystery Book Club- Splintered Icon by Bill Napier.
9- RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
12-2nd Friday at the Trailside at 9901 Wornal at 7:30am.
13- Birds and Feeders at Blue Ridge Library at 2pm is a primer on birds, bird food and feeder placement. Registration is required.
17- Southern Community Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
January SHARE information is available on line at HEARTLANDSHARE.org with money due Jan 12. Their phone number is 763-3277. The angelfoodministries.com is the other food bank with a Share type program. Angel is housed out of the Grandview Nazarene Church at 15th and High Grove with a phone number of 763-6891. This is one way to stretch your food dollars. Both have many specials to choose from.
At our Annual Meeting we added new Board Members Ellen Cook, Sandy Sexton and John Scott with alternates of Cheryl Farris, Nick Dutcher, Joe and Leona Dekat. Thanks to all our old and new members. Our Executive Committee is President Tim Cushing, Vice Eva Miller, Treasurer Virginia Woods and Secretary Sandy Sexton. Castle Ruskin is being worked on legally and through the City. If you would like to join our campaign call Jerry at 763-5244 for updates.
DO NOT forget our UNLIMITED TRASH DAY will be WED DEC 27.
To help you this holiday with box disposal, you may take your boxes to the Recycle Center in front of Wal-Mart. Jackie and her helpers will be happy to assist you even with some of the packing Styrofoam. This Center also takes glass, phone books, paperboard, household batteries, egg cartons, milk and soda plastic bottles, metal cans and even scrap metal. Rainbarrels are also available for purchase. Keep the thief from knowing what Santa brought, instead let Jackie know.
Bannister Mall now opens at 8:30am for mall walkers. There are over 60 shops still there. The COFFEE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER is even open for the walkers. From name brand stores like Zales, Lenscrafters, Bathworks, A Sweet Expression Candy Store, Grahams Appliance, Rachels Junque, Godside Gators for boots and clothing and KC Clothing. Don't forget Santa appears on a schedule
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. Your must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible.
Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Thursday, JAN 4 for anyone who is interested. We meet at the Terrace Lake United Methodist Church at 7pm Any help is appreciated.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Jan 9. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd. & 470 from 8am-6pm through Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
Let your light shine-whether you are a candle in a corner or a lighthouse on a hill.
April Cushing

DEC 11

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
December 11, 2006
DECEMBER

12- RHHA Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-New Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.
-Winter Community Coffee to discuss issues related to Route 150 will be at Meadowmere Elementary School from 6-8pm.
14 Hickman Mills Area Plan Public Meeting, 5:30-7:30pm at Ruskin High School.
16- December SHARE Pickup from 9 to 10am at CAC backdoor.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
19- Jim Two Crows Wallen Presents: A Visit With Santa Claus at the Blue Ridge Library 7pm. Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library at 761-3382.
20- NO Southern Communities Coalition.
-Beginning Knitting for Teens at the Blue Ridge Library 4pm. Cost is $10.00. Call the Library at 761-3382 to pre-register.
21-CSD-1 School is out. Watch for our children at play. School resumes Wed, Jan 3, 2007.
22-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge Library at 10am. Call the Library at 761-3382.
25-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. Trash will be one day late this week with unlimited pick-up. Be sure your boxes are smashed for recycle. Do Not Show off your VALUABLE purchases by the empty boxes at the street. Keep watch, because thieves ARE.
27- Bumped UNLIMITED TUESDAY TRASH DAY-for Tuesday pick-ups.
- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES by Debbie Macomber.
To help you this holiday with box disposal, you may take your boxes to the Recycle Center in front of Wal-Mart. Jackie and her helpers will be happy to assist you even with some of the packing Styrofoam. This Center also takes glass, phone books, paperboard, household batteries, egg cartons, milk and soda plastic bottles, metal cans and even scrap metal. Rainbarrels are also available for purchase. Keep the thief from knowing what Santa brought, instead let Jackie know.
With having our first snow already, we have to remember a few important things. DO NOT PARK on Snow Routes. Be sure friends and pets are taken care of and warm. Be safe and slow as you travel. You can put some cat litter or sand in your trunk along with a blanket for your protection.
If you followed the CITY regulation of having paper bags for your LEAVES and they were missed by the City Please call 763-5644. If your leaves were in plastic bags you can also call this number but you will be charged for the hauling.
Bannister Mall now opens at 8:30am for mall walkers. There are over 60 shops still there. The COFFEE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER is even open for the walkers. From name brand stores like Zales, Lenscrafters, Bathworks, A Sweet Expression Candy Store, Grahams Appliance, Rachels Junque, Godside Gators for boots and clothing and KC Clothing. Don't forget Santa appears on a schedule.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. Your must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible.
Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Thursday, JAN 4 for anyone who is interested. We meet at the Terrace Lake United Methodist Church at 7pm. We are trying to connect with people touched by it as well as any interesting stories or memories from that event. Email the Office or call and say you want on the 50th Anniversary List for updates. Any help is appreciated.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Jan 9. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm through Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Rededicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman School District.
Beautiful Character begins in the heart.
April Cushing

DEC 4

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
December 4, 2006

DECEMBER

7- 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Meeting at Terrace Lake United Methodist Church will meet at 7pm.
- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal at 7pm.
-The first public meeting about 107th St and Blue Ridge Blvd will be at Hillcrest Community Center from 4-7pm.
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
9-Christmas Celebration at Missouri Town 1855. Meet an 1855 St. Nicholas. Call 816-503-4860 for more info.
-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at Blue Ridge Library at 11am. Call the Library at 761-3382.
11-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. CRYSTAL CAVERN by Hannah Alesander.
12- RHHA Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-New Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.
-Winter Community Coffee to discuss issues related to Route 150 will be at Meadowmere Elementary School from 6-8pm.
14 Hickman Mills Area Plan Public Meeting, 5:30-7:30pm at Ruskin High School.
16- December SHARE Pickup from 9 to10am at CAC backdoor.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
19- Jim Two Crows Wallen Presents: A Visit With Santa Claus at the Blue Ridge Library 7pm. Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library at 761-3382.
20- NO Southern Communities Coalition.
-Beginning Knitting for Teens at the Blue Ridge Library 4pm. Cost is $10.00. Call the Library at 761-3382 to pre-register.
21-CSD-1 School is out. Watch for our children at play. School resumes Wed, Jan 3, 2007.
22-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge Library at 10am. Call the Library at 761-3382.
25-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. Trash will be one day late this week with unlimited pick-up. Be sure your boxes are smashed for recycle. Do Not Show off your VALUABLE purchases by the empty boxes at the street. Keep watch, because thieves ARE.
27- Bumped UNLIMITED TUESDAY TRASH DAY-for Tuesday pick-ups.
- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES by Debbie Macomber.
With all the Holiday decorations adding cheer to our area Please drive around and enjoy. As a Home Association we no longer have a Lighting Contest, instead we contribute to our local food bank and neighborhood cleanups.
Remember the amount of mail that is sent at Christmas and MAIL EARLY to ensure your card or package reaches its destination on time. Figure half again normal off time travel to be sure. The elves work extra hard at this time so be patient.
Santa has been sited at Straffords Christmas Party and may be sited most Saturdays at Bannister Mall. As THE Day approaches he will be popping up more in all the right places. Best wishes for a wonderful year in 2007. Our meeting SNOW policy follows the School District. No SCHOOL NO MEETING. Be safe in all your holiday travels and visits. Be reasonable in your celebrating and arrive home safe.
The Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting for December 12 will be at the Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. There will be election of Officers for next year, a quick legal 101 covering deeds and liens, priorities to address for the upcoming year, a report on the 50th Anniversary Project, and ALSO a report on the 112th St house Meet our new Board members. Come and share your concerns and ring in the New Year with us.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. You must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible.
Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Thursday, Dec 7 for anyone who is interested. We meet at the Terrace Lake United Methodist Church at 7pm. We are trying to connect with people touched by it as well as any interesting stories or memories from that event. Email the Office or call and say you want on the 50th Anniversary List for updates. Any help is appreciated.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Jan 9. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm through Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial. Remember SNOW POLICY is the same as Hickman District.
Present pains can lead to permanent gains.
April Cushing

NOV 27

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
November 27, 2006
DECEMBER

1-DECEMBER SHARE payment is DUE by noon at CAC. Call 761-3277 to place your order.
4- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
7- 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Meeting at Terrace Lake United Methodist Church will meet at 7pm.
- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal at 7pm.
-The first public meeting about 107th St and Blue Ridge Blvd will be at Hillcrest Community Center from 4-7pm.
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
9-Christmas Celebration at Missouri Town 1855. Meet an 1855 St. Nicholas. Call 816-503-4860 for more info.
-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at Blue Ridge Library at 11am. Call the Library at 761-3382.
11-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. CRYSTAL CAVERN by Hannah Alesander.
12- RHHA Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-New Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.
-Winter Community Coffee to discuss issues related to Route 150 will be at Meadowmere Elementary School from 6-8pm.
14 Hickman Mills Area Plan Public Meeting, 5:30-7:30pm at Ruskin High School.
18- BULKY for RUSKIN HEIGHTS, HILLS & VILLAGE.
-Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
19- Jim Two Crows Wallen Presents: A Visit With Santa Claus at the Blue Ridge Library 7pm. Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Library at 761-3382.
20- NO Southern Communities Coalition.
-Beginning Knitting for Teens at the Blue Ridge Library 4pm. Cost is $10.00. Call the Library at 761-3382 to pre-register.
22-Craft Time for Preschoolers at Blue Ridge Library at 10am. Call the Library at 761-3382.
25-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. Trash will be one day late this week with unlimited pick-up. Be sure your boxes are smashed for recycle. Do Not Show off your VALUABLE purchases by the empty boxes at the street. Keep watch &#8211; because thieves ARE.
27- Bumped UNLIMITED TUESDAY TRASH DAY-for Tuesday pick-ups.
- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES by Debbie Macomber.


The Office is closed the week after Thanksgiving. So please wait to call the Office until after Monday, Dec 4.
DECEMBER SHARE at CAC will contain a sirloin roast and a pork roast with all the trimmings to make a Christmas dinner. Instead of pie, there is apple cider and cranberry sauce. Place your order early. Orders are DUE by DEC 1 for Dec 18 pick-up. Cost is $22.00. You can order online at Heatlandshare.org , go by CAC at 10901 Blue Ridge, Mon &#8211;Fri, from 9am-1pm or call 763-3277.These can ALSO be ordered to DONATE back to CAC to help cover their need at the Holidays. This makes an excellent way to adopt-a-family through your work or church. PLEASE be generous.
The Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting for December 12 will be at the Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. There will be election of Officers for next year, a quick legal 101 covering deeds and liens, objectives to address for the upcoming year, and a report work on the 50th Anniversary Project. Meet our new Board members. Come and share your concerns and ring in the New Year with us.
We are still continuing to take KC HARP Grant requests. Your must have lived in your house for 5 years, paid property taxes, and dues. Income guidelines for one person are $23,950 and for two it is $27,350. Please call the Office at 761-6050 if you think you are eligible.
A house on 112th Street has come to our attention. The Home Association is planning on taking action. Anyone who is interested in joining us can call the Office after Dec 5. This issue will affect all of our property values and our appearance.
Our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado Committee will be meeting on Thursday, Dec 7 for anyone who is interested. We meet at the Terrace Lake United Methodist Church at 7pm. We are trying to connect with people touched by it as well as any interesting stories or memories from that event. Email the Office or call and say you want on the 50th Anniversary List for updates. Any help is appreciated.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is DEC 12. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm through Jan 13. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial.

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
April Cushing

NOV 20

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
November 20, 2006

November

21- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church at 7pm. Donations will be given to CAC for the Holidays. All are welcome.
22-KUDL Christmas in the Sky-Longview Lake. Christmas in the Park opens after fireworks.
23- Happy Thanksgiving. LIBRARY, TRASH & POST OFFICE ARE CLOSED. The OFFICE will be closed through Dec 1. Bills for 2007 have been sent out. If you do not receive one, please contact the Office and leave a message. The last day for payment before interest is applied is Jan 31, 2007.
27- SECOND CURBSIDE leaf and brush pickup for Ruskin areas of Tuesday trash day. For rules call 3-1-1
- SMA-CCO will be meeting at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
-Predatory Lending-BEWARE is an Innerlight Ministries Presentation at Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes at 7pm. For more info call 816-763-0802.
-Center School Board-Board of Education Meeting at Boone Elem at 7pm, 8817 Wornall. Call 349-3310 for more info.
28- Center Planning and Development Council Meeting at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30pm.For more info call Joyce at 816-942-6890.
-Heart/Tree Ornaments at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.

DECEMBER

1-DECEMBER SHARE payment is DUE by noon at CAC. Call 761-3277 to place your order.
4- Grandparents as CareGivers at CAC at Noon.
7- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornal, 7pm.
8- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Wornall at 7:30-9am.
9-Christmas Celebration at Missouri Town 1855. Meet an 1855 St. Nicholas. Call 816-503-4860 for more info.
-Craft Time for Grade Schoolers at Blue Ridge Library at 11am. Call the Library at 761-3382.
11-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library.
12- RHHA Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-New Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call the Library at 761-3382.

Be Thankfull this Season for the simple things we take for granted, like a roof, heat, our family and friends to share with. If you know a senior or a friend who is alone for the holidays give them a call or write a letter. Reach out and touch should be more than just a slogan.
We are especially grateful to the City for Partnering with us on the KC Harp Project and how together progress is being made in our area. We are still taking applications through the Office. You must have owned your house for 5 years, have paid house taxes and HOA dues and meet certain income guidelines. Since no one will be in the Office Nov 27-Dec 1 PLEASE hold all income and application questions till Monday Dec 4. Some of the original apps are almost to the bidding process.
November 27 will be the second Curbside limb & leaf pickup for KC TUESDAY trash people. DO NOT FORGET ONLY paper bags with masking tape and 4 foot bundled branches. The Leaf and Brush Site at 470 and Raytown Rd will remain OPEN through Jan 13, 2007. Remember Saturdays ONLY from 8am-6pm. No PLASTIC BAGS. FREE with KC Drivers License or proof of residence.
DECEMBER SHARE at CAC will contain a sirloin roast and a pork roast with all the trimmings to make a Christmas dinner. Instead of pie, there is apple cider and cranberry sauce. Place your order early. Orders are DUE by DEC 1 for Dec 18 pick-up. Cost is $22.00. You can order online at Heatlandshare.org, go by CAC at 10901 Blue Ridge, Mon to Fri, from 9am-1pm or call 763-3277.These can ALSO be ordered to DONATE back to CAC to help cover their need at the Holidays. This makes an excellent way to adopt-a-family through your work or church. PLEASE be generous.
BULKY/and TRASH being put out too early, not keeping your yard cut, and CARS BEING PARKED IN THE YARDS are all CITY CODES violations enforceable by FINES. PLEASE help us keep our area CLEAN and attractive. Be a Participant. This will ONLY help our area be more attractive for all of us to enjoy. We have been making progress. Some streets are really showing much improvement. Remind your neighbor if you see something wrong. We all need to work together to make a lasting change. The Holidays are coming soon and we WILL have guests in our area. We want to make a GOOD impression. Thank you.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is DEC 12. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. To make donations click on Monument on the website. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial.

'Gratitude should be a continuous attitude, not just an occasional incident.
April Cushing

NOV 13

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
November 13, 2006

November
16-Cathy Jolly Campaign Kick-Off at PI Gallery, 419 E. 18th St. from 5-7pm.
-Annual Diabetic Fair at St Joe Med Center -Main Building Atrium at 6:30pm (Bldg B near Food Court) I-435 & State Line Rd.
-Hickman Mills School District-Board of Education Meeting at 7pm in Administration Center on Old Santa Fe Rd.
18- November SHARE PICK-UP at CAC from 9-10 am.
- BULKY pick-up for Ruskin Heights, Village, and Hills.
-Harlem Swish will be at Hickman Mills High School, 9010 Old Santa Fe Rd, at 7pm. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Bring eyeglasses for the LYONS Club and get in FREE. This will have a GREAT anti-drug message. For more info call Deidre at 316-8521.
20-Grandparents as Caregivers at CAC at Noon.
21- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service at Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church at 7 pm. Donations will be given to CAC for the Holidays. All are welcome.
22-KUDL Christmas in the Sky-Longview Lake. Christmas in the Park opens after fireworks.
23- Happy Thanksgiving. LIBRARY, TRASH & POST OFFICE ARE CLOSED. The OFFICE will be closed through Dec 1. Bills for 2007 have been sent out. If you do not receive one, please contact the Office and leave a message. The last day for payment before interest is applied is Jan 31, 2007.
27- SECOND CURBSIDE leaf and brush pickup for Ruskin areas of Tuesday trash day. For rules call 3-1-1
- SMA-CCO will be meeting at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
-Predatory Lending-BEWARE is an Innerlight Ministries Presentation at Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes at 7pm. For more info call 816-763-0802.
-Center School Board-Board of Education Meeting at Boone Elementary at 7pm, 8817 Wornall. Call 349-3310 for more info.
28- Center Planning and Development Council Meeting at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30pm. For more info call Joyce at 816-942-6890.
-Heart/Tree Ornaments at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm. Call ahead at 761-3382.
DECEMBER SHARE at CAC will contain a sirloin roast and a pork roast with all the trimmings to make a Christmas dinner. Instead of pie, there is apple cider and cranberry sauce. Place your order early. Orders are DUE by DEC 1 for Dec 18 pick-up. Cost is $22.00. You can order online at Heatlandshare.org, go by CAC at 10901 Blue Ridge, Monday -Fri, from 9am-1pm or call 763-3277. These can ALSO be ordered to DONATE back to CAC to help cover their need at the Holidays. This makes an excellent way to adopt-a-family through your work or church. PLEASE be generous.
Bulky Pick-up is this weekend the 18th in Ruskin Heights, Hills and Village. PLEASE help us keep the area cleaner by ONLY putting items out the day before. BULKY/and TRASH being put out too early, not keeping your yard cut, and CARS BEING PARKED IN THE YARDS are all CITY CODES violations enforceable by FINES. PLEASE help us keep our area CLEAN and attractive. Be a Participant. This will ONLY help our area be more attractive for all of us to enjoy. We have been making progress. Some streets are really showing much improvement. Remind your neighbor if you see something wrong. We all need to work together to make a lasting change. The Holidays are coming soon and we WILL have guests in our area. We want to make a GOOD impression. Thank you.
HARLEM SWISH will be a fun basketball game promoting being drug free. The Lyons Club, HM Prevention Coalition and HM School Foundation are partnering together to provide this opportunity. Tickets are $5 Adult and $4 Child (5-17) at the door. This will be true family fun. Hickman High Gym, 9010 Old Santa Fe Rd, will host the event.
It is never too early to think about our blessings for the Holiday Season. Be sure to take the time to say a kind word, write a friend, or take time to enjoy your surroundings. Christmas music is already in full swing and thoughts of sugarplums are starting to dance in our heads. Be THANKFUL early and often. CAC will have a Christmas Dinner in a box for the Dec SHARE. Watch for more news soon.
November 27 will be the second Curbside limb & leaf pickup for KC TUESDAY trash people. DO NOT FORGET ONLY paper bags with masking tape and 4 foot bundled branches. The Leaf and Brush Site at 470 and Raytown Rd will remain OPEN through Jan 13, 2007. Remember Saturdays ONLY from 8am-6pm. No PLASTIC BAGS. FREE with KC Drivers License or proof of residence.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is DEC 12. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash or BULKY-CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 19,2007. Plan to join us as we Re-Dedicate the Memorial.
"Guard your thoughts as you would your wallet."

NOV 6

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
November 6, 2006

November
10- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes from 7:30-9am will highlight The State of the KCMO Parks and Trails in SKC presented by Mark McHenry.
- VETERANS DAY-NO trash or Post Office.
11- VETERANS Day at the Liberty Memorial
12- 17th Annual Harmony Choral Celebration Concert will be at South Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes from 3-4:30pm. For more info call Josef at 816-333-5059.
-Little Sisters of the Poor 16th Annual Fall Festival, Bake Sale, Craft & Spagetti Dinner from 11am-5pm at 8745 James A. Reed Rd. See you there.
13-Taxes-Get ready for a big Refund an Innerlight Ministries presentation at Hillcrest Community Center at 7pm. Call Peggy for more info: 816-763-0802.
14- ANNUAL Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting will be at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Alvin Brooks Campaign Kick-Off at Starlight Theatre Applause Club from 5:30-7:30pm.
15- Southern Communities Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Education Center starts at 7pm.
16- Cathy Jolly Campaign Kick-Off at PI Gallery, 419 E. 18th St from 5-7pm.
-Annual Diabetic Fair at St Joe Med Center -Main Building Atrium at 6:30pm ( Bldg B near Food Court) I435 & State Line Rd.
-Hickman Mills School District-Board of Education Meeting at 7pm in Admin Center on Old Santa Fe Rd.
18- November SHARE PICK-UP at CAC from 9-10 am.
- BULKY pick-up for Ruskin Heights, Village, and Hills.
-Harlem Swish will be at Hickman Mills High School, 9010 Old Santa Fe Rd, at 7pm. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Bring eyeglasses for the LYONS Club and get in FREE. This will have a GREAT anti-drug message. For more info call Deidre at 316-8521.
20-Grandparents as Caregivers at CAC at Noon.
21- Community Wide Thanksgiving Service.
22- KUDL Christmas in the Sky-Longview Lake. Christmas in the Park opens after fireworks.
23- Happy Thanksgiving. The OFFICE will be closed through Dec 1. Bills for 2007 have been sent out. If you do not receive one, please contact the Office and leave a message. The last day for payment before interest is applied is Jan 31, 2007.
27- SECOND CURBSIDE leaf and brush pickup for Ruskin areas of Tuesday trash day. For rules call 3-1-1
- SMA-CCO will be meeting at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
-Predatory Lending-BEWARE is an Innerlight Ministries Presentation at Hillcrest Community Center at 7pm. For more info call 816-763-0802.
-Center School Board-Board of Education Meeting at Boone Elem at 7pm, 8817 Wornall. Call 349-3310 for more info.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 14 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. We will have speakers telling us about the new sewer/drainage project coming to our area. Come and get the latest news on the 50th Anniversary Re-dedication. This is YOUR chance to voice your concerns and for NEW MEMBERS to join the Board. Our Meetings are always OPEN to owners, renters and concerned citizens.
Southern Community Coalition will meet Wed, NOV 15 at Baptiste Education Center. This is where you will hear all the current news on matters affecting our area.
HARLEM SWISH will be a fun basketball game promoting being drug free. The Lyons Club, HM Prevention Coalition and HM School Foundation are partnering together to provide this opportunity. Tickets are $5 Adult and $4 Child (5-17) at the door. This will be true family fun. Hickman High Gym, 9010 Old Santa Fe Rd, will host the event.
It is never too early to think about our blessings for the Holiday Season. Be sure to take the time to say a kind word, write a friend, or take time to enjoy your surroundings. Christmas music is already in full swing and thoughts of sugarplums are starting to dance in our heads. Be THANKFUL early and often. CAC will have a Christmas Dinner in a box for the Dec SHARE. Watch for more news soon.
November 27 will be the second Curbside limb & leaf pickup for KC TUESDAY trash people. DO NOT FORGET ONLY paper bags with masking tape and 4 foot bundled branches.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is offering the following SPECIALS. Check them out TODAY. Half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. This offer has been extended through OCT. ADULT GLASSES buy one at REGULAR price get your second single vision lens and frames FREE. Call JOHN at 763-4930 for more details.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Nov 14. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007.

"There is more power in the open hand than in the clenched fist."
April Cushing

OCT 30

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCTOBER 30, 2006

November

1-All Saints Day.
2-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes at 7pm.Vickie and Mike Walker will talk about their travels to many old movie theaters in writing their book CENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS-A Guide Book to Classic Movie Theatres in the Midwest.
-Ruskin Hills meeting, 7pm at Symington Elementary School.
3- November SHARE money is DUE.
4-Kansas City Wildlands Fall Community Restoration Workday, 9am-noon at various KC sites. For more info call 816-56101061, ext 116 or Linda@bridgingthegap.org
- Low cost Rabies Clinic 9am-11am Bannister Mall (NE Door)sponsored by Spay and Neuter Kansas City.For more info call 816-353-0940.
6- CITY Curbside leaf and limb pick-up for those with Tuesday trash pick-up. Be sure to use paper bags with masking tape and twine bundled branches no longer than 4 feet in length.
-Grandparents as Caregivers at CAC at Noon.
- Durable Power of Attorney, 2pm at Blue Ridge Library.
7-ELECTION DAY. Go VOTE.
8- 12th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards from 5-8pm at the Kansas City Public Library located at 10th and Baltimore. Tickets are $10.00 and seating is limited. Call for tickets at 816-561-1087 by Nov 1.ue Ridge Library from 10-2. Call ahead 761-3382.
- Flu Shots at B
10- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes from 7:30-9am will highlight The State of KCMO Parks and Trails in SKC presented by Mark McHenry.
11-Low cost Rabies Clinic 9am-11am at 3710 Main St. Call 816-353-0940 for more info.
12- 17th Annual Harmony Choral Celebration Concert will be at South Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes from 3-4:30pm. For more info call Josef at 816-333-5059.
13-Taxes-Get ready for a big Refund an Innerlight Ministries presentation at Hillcrest Community Center at 7pm. Call Peggy for more info: 816-763-0802.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm: UNDER THE BEETLES CELLAR by Mary Walker
14- ANNUAL Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting will be at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
15- Southern Communities Coalition Meeting at Baptiste Education Center starts at 7pm.

The City Youth Advocates from the City Managers Office, the City Paint Program and Ruskin Heights Homes Association will cooperate in the painting of some homes in our area. The weather will make this project a challenge. If you see high school students from Ruskin and Hickman working together and lots of commotion you will know WE are ALL WORKING together for the COMMON good.
With all the information about the Elections coming up next week - PLEASE, PLEASE- be INFORMED and VOTE. There are MANY important issues on the ballot to consider. EVERY vote DOES COUNT.
Thank you to all the VOLUNTEERS and BUSINESSES who contributed to the success of this years Neighborhood Cleanup.
November SHARE will be a Thanksgiving Dinner in a box - a complete dinner from bird to pie. It is only $22.00. This would be an easy way to share the holidays. Donate a SHARE back to CAC so they can give it to a needy family. Orders have to be in by Friday NOV 3 by NOON. Thank you for any help you can make. Call CAC today for more information 763-3277.
November 6 will start Curbside limb & leaf pickup for KC TUESDAY trash people. DO NOT FORGET ONLY paper bags with masking tape and 4 foot bundled branches.
Attention Girls 10-12: Wednesday nights Hillcrest Community Center would like to have FUTSAL, a five a side version of soccer played on an indoor court. Cost is $36.00. Call HCC today for more info at 784-7000. Also Cheerleading ($20.00 for 8 weeks) and Dance classes ($36.00 for 6 weeks) at HCC for girls ages 6-12. Call today. Sign up is on going.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 14 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. We will have speakers telling us about the new sewer/drainage project coming to our area. Come and get the latest news on the 50th Anniversary Re-dedication.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is offering the following SPECIALS. Check them out TODAY. Half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. This offer has been extended through OCT. ADULT GLASSES buy one at REGULAR price get your second single vision lens and frames FREE. Call JOHN at 763-4930 for more details.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Nov 14. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007.
"Do not put off until tomorrow the loving words you can say today."
April Cushing

OCT 23

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCTOBER 23, 2006

October

26-John Sharp Campaign Kick-Off Rally at Benjamin Ranch Stable Barn from 5-7:30pm.
27- Spirits of the Past Storytelling: Trick &#8211;or &#8211;treat stories and a moonlit hayride. Call 816-503-4860
28-29 Territorial Militia Muster where soldiers prepare for the War of 1812. Call 816-503-4860.
29- DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME- Check your smoke detectors as you FALL back.
-St Matthew Apostle Re-dedication at 8001 Longview Rd. Join in the celebration at 10am.
31- Center Planning and Development Meeting at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30pm.
-Safe Trick or Treating at Bannister Mall from 4-7pm.
-Happy Halloween. - CHECK your SMOKE ALARMS as You FALL Back.

November
1-All Saints Day.
2-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes at 7pm.Vickie and Mike Walker will talk about their travels to many old movie theaters in writing their book CENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS-A Guide Book to Classic Movie Theatres in the Midwest.
-Ruskin Hills meeting, 7pm at Symington Elementary School.
3- November SHARE money is DUE.
4-Kansas City Wildlands Fall Community Restoration Workday, 9am-noon at various KC sites. For more info call 816-56101061, ext 116 or Linda@bridgingthegap.org
6- CITY Curbside leaf and limb pick-up for those with Tuesday trash pick-up. Be sure to use paper bags with masking tape and twine bundled branches no longer than 4 feet in length.
-Grandparents as Caregivers at CAC at Noon.
7-ELECTION DAY. Go VOTE.
8- 12th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards from 5-8pm at the Kansas City Public Library located at 10th and Baltimore. Tickets are $10.00 and seating is limited. Call for tickets at 816-561-1087 by Nov 1.
10- 2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes from 7:30-9am will highlight The State of KCMO Parks and Trails in SKC presented by Mark McHenry.
With all the information about the Elections coming up in November- PLEASE, PLEASE- be INFORMED and VOTE. There are MANY important issues on the ballot to consider. It is to late to register for this election, but if you are not registered, DO IT TODAY. Do not put it off. The next election will involve our City Council positions. EVERY vote DOES COUNT.
Thank you to all the VOLUNTEERS and BUSINESSES who contributed to the success of the Neighborhood Cleanup this last weekend at Ruskin High School. The weather did cut our normal numbers, but lots of enthusiastic workers helped make it a success.
November Share will be a Thanksgiving Dinner in a box a complete dinner from bird to pie. It is only $22.00. This would be an easy way to share the holidays. Donate a SHARE back to CAC so they can give it to a needy family. Orders have to be in by Friday Nov 3 by noon. Thank you for any help you can make. Call CAC today for more information 763-3277.
It is that time of the year again to check the batteries in your SMOKE ALARMS with daylight savings time ending soon.
November 6 will start- Hills, Heights & Village- City Curbside pickup of limbs and leaves. DO NOT FORGET ONLY paper bags with masking tape and 4 foot bundled branches.
Attention Girls 10-12: Wednesday nights Hillcrest Community Center would like to have FUTSAL, a five a side version of soccer played on an indoor court. Cost is $36.00. Call HCC today for more info at 784-7000.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 14 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. We will have speakers telling us about the new sewer/drainage project coming to our area. Come and get the latest news on the 50th Anniversary Re-dedication.
BULKY/and TRASH being put out too early, not keeping your yard cut, and cars being parked in the yards are all CITY CODES violations enforceable by FINES. PLEASE help us keep our area CLEAN and attractive. Be a Participant. This will ONLY help our area be more attractive for all of us to enjoy. We have been making progress. Some streets are really showing much improvement. Remind your neighbor if you see something wrong. We all need to work together to make a lasting change. Watch for illegal dumping and report it to the Office.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is offering the following SPECIALS. Check them out TODAY. Half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. This offer has been extended through OCT. ADULT GLASSES buy one at REGULAR price get your second single vision lens and frames FREE. Call JOHN at 763-4930 for more details.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is October 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.
"The best way to conquer an enemy is with the weapon of love."
April Cushing

Oct 16

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCTOBER 16, 2006

October

21- Neighborhood Cleanup from 8am-noon. Ruskin High Cafeteria parking will be limbs and Ruskin Heights Presbyterian will be tire drop off. Food for volunteers will be provided.
- SHARE Pickup at CAC from 9-10am.
- Sallas Automotive Womens Car Clinic from 9a-noon at 11110 Hickman Mills Dr.
22-Dogtober Fest 2006-Bring your dogs for nose to nose fun and games. Call 816-229-8980
23- St Matthew CCO- at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd, 7pm.
24- Reversing Fibromyalgia at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm
-CCO-Health Care Action at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2310 E. Linwood, 6:30p-8pm. Stand with your community as we ask health care professionals, civic leaders, and public officials to stand with us on a Health Care Initiative for Kansas City. For more information call 816-444-5585.
25- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library will be INTO THIN AIR by Jan Krakau at 7pm.
27- Spirits of the Past Storytelling: Trick &#8211;or &#8211;treat stories and a moonlit hayride. Call 816-503-4860
28-29 Territorial Militia Muster where soldiers prepare for the War of 1812. Call 816-503-4860.
29- DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME- Check your smoke detectors.
-St Matthew Apostle Re-dedication at 8001 Longview Rd. Join in the celebration at 10am.
31- Center Planning and Development Meeting at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30pm.
-Happy Halloween. - CHECK your SMOKE ALARMS.

Do not forget to MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP Saturday, Oct 21 at the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church. We will need teams to gather brush and tires. If you would like to volunteer -Call Shirley Dobbins at 761-3278- and leave a message. If you are elderly or disabled and need help with your limbs or bulky items call Shirley for arrangements. We will also be collecting canned food for our local food pantry, CAC.
November Share will be a Thanksgiving Dinner in a box a complete dinner from bird to pie. It is only $22.00. This would be an easy way to share the holidays. Donate a SHARE back to CAC so they can give it to a needy family. Orders have to be in by Friday Nov 3 by noon. Thank you for any help you can make. Call CAC today for more information 763-3277.
It is that time of the year again to check the batteries in your SMOKE ALARMS with daylight savings time ending soon.
November 6 will start- Hills, Heights & Village- City Curbside pickup of limbs and leaves. DO NOT FORGET ONLY paper bags with masking tape and 4 foot bundled branches.
Walgreens Drug Stores,OSCO, and Price Chopper will be offering shots through October. Supplies should be better this year, but plan early to get yours. For a participating Walgreens near you call 1-800-FLU-9950. Truman Corners Price Chopper will have shots the week of the 9th and 16th. Call them at 761-8767 for hours. For other area Price Choppers call 913-345-9949. Get Your SHOT TODAY.
Attention Girls 10-12: Wednesday nights Hillcrest Community Center would like to have FUTSAL, a five a side version of soccer played on an indoor court. Cost is $36.00. Call HCC today for more info at 784-7000.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 14 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. We will have speakers telling us about the new sewer/drainage project coming to our area. Come and get the latest news on the 50th Anniversary Re-dedication.
BULKY/and TRASH being put out too early, keeping your yard cut, and cars being parked in the yards are all CITY CODES violations enforceable by FINES. PLEASE help us keep our area CLEAN and attractive. Be a Participant. This will ONLY help our area be more attractive for all of us to enjoy. We have been making progress. Some streets are really showing much improvement. Remind your neighbor if you see something wrong. We all need to work together to make a lasting change. Watch for illegal dumping and reort it to the Office.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is offering the following SPECIALS. Check them out TODAY. Half OFF or buy one get one free on glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. This offer has been extended through OCT. ADULT GLASSES buy one at REGULAR price get your second single vision lens and frames FREE. Call JOHN at 763-4930 for more details.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is October 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center at 3-1-1. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"Nothing can dim the beauty that shines from within."
April Cushing

OCT 8

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCTOBER 9, 2006

October
13-14 The WOW National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School will offer at Swope Park to those 9 and over an outdoor skills class covering archery, fishing, climbing, bicycling, disc golf, nature photography, nature discovery and more. Camp Lake of the Woods at Swope Park will have camping Friday night. Cost is $10.00 per person or $20 for a family. Advanced registration is suggested by calling 1-800-334-6946 or moparks@dnr.mo.gov.
13- 2nd Friday at The Trailside, 9901 Holmes at 7:30a-9a.
14- Rainbarrel class at UMKC Community Recycling Center, 48th and Forest Ave. Registration is $30.00 Call Jill at 816-561-1061 ext 126 to register. Class will be from 10a-11a.
16- Grandparents as Caregivers meets at CAC at noon.
- Home Ownership-What does it take? Innlight Seminar at Hillcrest Community Center at 7pm.For more info email innlight@hotmail.com
17-49th Jumbo Squadron Fly In of R/C Planes at Lake Jacomo. Contact 816-478-8330.
-RSVP Deadline for Sallas Womens Car Clinic on Saturday. Call 765-6060.
18-BULKY for Heights, Hills and Village.
- Southern Communities Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
21- Neighborhood Cleanup from 8a-noon. Ruskin High Cafeteria parking will be limbs and Ruskin Heights Presbyterian will be tire drop off. Food for volunteers will be provided.
- SHARE Pickup at CAC from 9-10am.
- Sallas Automotive Womens Car Clinic from 9a-noon at 11110 Hickman Mills Dr.
22-Dogtober Fest 2006-Bring your dogs for nose to nose fun and games. Call 816-229-8980
23- St Matthew CCO- at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd, 7pm.
24- Reversing Fibromyalgia at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm
-CCO-Health Care Action at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2310 E. Linwood, 6:30p-8pm. Stand with your community as we ask health care professionals, civic leaders, and public officials to stand with us on a Health Care Initiative for Kansa City. For more information call 816-444-5585.
It is that time of the year again to check the batteries in your SMOKE ALARMS. With daylight savings time coming to an end, now is the time to check your batteries and winter supplies before the weather gets cold. Have extra medicine and canned food incase of a power outage.
Mother Hubbards CUPBOARD is bare. Our local food pantry (CAC) is in need of all kinds of food in preparation for the holidays. Compared to this time last year, there are half again more people using their services than before. This puts a real strain on what is available. Some suggestions of items most needed are- spaghetti sauce or any tomato based sauces, mixed vegetables, cake mixes, jello, flour, sugar, as well as hygiene products-soap, toothpaste, toilet paper. The need is great- so ANY help would be appreciated. They are open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. Call 763-3277 for more details.
Watch for FLU and Pneumonia Shot availability. Red Cross through the Librarys, Walgreens Drug Stores, and Price Chopper will be offering shots through October. Supplies should be better this year, but plan early to get yours. For a participating Walgreens near you call 1-800-FLU-9950. Truman Corners Price Chopper will have shots the week of the 9th and 16th. Call them at 761-8767 for hours. For other area Price Choppers call 913-345-9949.Get Your SHOT TODAY.
Do not forget to MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP Saturday, Oct 21 at the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church. We will need teams to gather brush and tires. If you would like to volunteer -Call Shirley Dobbins at 761-3278- and leave a message. If you are elderly or disabled and need help with your limbs or bulky items call Shirley for arrangements. We will also be collecting canned food for our local food pantry, CAC.
November 6 will start Hills, Heights & Village- City Curbside pickup of limbs and leaves. DO NOT FORGET ONLY paper bags with masking tape and 4 foot bundled branches.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 14 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. Bring your concerns and suggestions, while we cover priorities for next year. It is time again to update our owner records for the Fall billing. PLEASE make sure your name, address and phone number are on file with the Office. The By-Laws say WE ARE ONLY responsible for last known address, so PLEASE help us make the up-date smooth. Thank you for all your help. Bills will be going out by mid NOV so watch your mail.
BULKY/and TRASH being put out too early, keeping your yard cut, and cars being parked in the yards are all CITY CODES violations enforceable by FINES. PLEASE help us keep our area CLEAN and attractive. Be a Participant. This will ONLY help our area be more attractive for all of us to enjoy. We have been making progress. Some streets are really showing much improvement. Remind your neighbor if you see something wrong. We all need to work together to make a lasting change.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is offering the following specials. Half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. This offer has been extended through OCT. ADULT GLASSES buy one at REGULAR price get your second single vision lens and frames FREE. Call JOHN at 763-4930 for more details.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is October 10. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"A word from your mouth speaks volumes about your heart."
April Cushing

OCT 2

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
OCTOBER 1, 2006

October
5- Ruskin Hills Annual Meeting, 7pm at Symington Elementary.
- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd. from 7-8:30pm.
6- Community Assistance Council SHARES money for October is due. Call 816-763-3277 for more information. SHARES will be picked up Saturday Oct 21.
6-7 Magic Woods at the Lakeside, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd, $4.00 for children 3 and older. RAIN OR SHINE, Friday 6-9pm and Sat 5-9pm. Call 816-513-8960 for more information.
7-Rainbarrel class at UMKC Community Recycling Center, 48th and Forest Ave. Registration is $30.00 Call Jill at 816-561-1061 ext 126 to register. Class will be from 10a-11a and also at 1p-2p.
7-8 31st Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival, where arts, crafts and music come alive from 1855. Call 816-503-4860.
8- CROPWALK: 25th Anniversary Walk will be at Jacob Loose Park. Registration starts at 12:30 pm and walking begins at 1:30pm. For more information call 816-531-4540. Funds raised help with our local Food Bank.
-Crosspoint Community Church Family Fall Festival and Car Show will be at 10508 Hillcrest Rd. This is a FREE event for the area. 10-11:15 Church Service and from 11:30a-1:30p. There will be Pony rides, a jumping castle and COOL cars. Call 816-761-5513 for more info.
9-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library will be SIMPLE TRUTH by David Baldacci at 7p.
10-Ruskin Heights Home Association meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7p.
-Internet 101 at Mid Continent Library - Blue Ridge at 7p.
11- Possible Flu Shots at Blue Ridge Library 10 a-Call 816-931-8400 to check on status.
13-14 The WOW National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School will offer at Swope Park to those 9 and over an outdoor skills class covering archery, fishing, climbing, bicycling, disc golf, nature photography, nature discovery and more. Camp Lake of the Woods at Swope Park will have camping Friday night. Cost is $10.00 per person or $20 for a family. Advanced registration is suggested by calling 1-800-334-6946 or moparks@dnr.mo.gov.
13- 2nd Friday at The Trailside, 9901 Holmes at 7:30a-9a.
For Solicitors at your door or leaving materials on your door, BE CAUTIOUS. We have recently had someone go through to "paint your house number at your curb" for a fee. No name or phone number of the individual was included. DO NOT answer any ad or open your door to strangers. If they are a legal company, they should have name, phone, etc, that you can call for more information. Look closely and do your homework BEFORE you sign anything. If you have ANY DOUBT call the Office.
If you are interested in adopting a Family for Thanksgiving CAC has an easy way to do this by purchasing a SHARE. The November Share is a Thanksgiving Dinner in a Box complete with bird, fixins and pie. Call CAC today to reserve a SHARE for $20.00. Deadline to order this Special SHARE is Nov 3. Pick up would be Nov 18 for delivery.
Watch for FLU and Pneumonia Shot availability. Red Cross through the Librarys, Walgreens Drug Stores, and Price Chopper will be offering shots through October. Supplies should be better this year, but plan early to get yours. For a participating Walgreens near you call 800-FLU-9950. Truman Corners Price Chopper will have shots the week of the 9th and 16th. Call them at 761-8767 for hours. For other area Price Choppers call 913-345-9949. Get Your SHOT TODAY.
We are still collecting applications for the KC HARP Home Improvement Grant funds. You need to have lived in your house for 5 years, had no other City help in that time, be current on taxes and dues, and meet income guidelines. Call the Office if you think you might qualify.
Do not forget to MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church. We will need teams to gather brush and tires. If you would like to participate or donate -Call Shirley Dobbins at 761-3278- and leave a message. If you are elderly or disabled and need help with your limbs or bulky items call Shirley for arrangements. We will also be collecting canned food for our local food pantry, CAC.
November 6 will start- Hills, Heights & Village- City Curbside pickup of limbs and leaves. DO NOT FORGET THAT ONLY paper bags with masking tape and 4 foot twine bundled branches are all that will be picked up.

RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 14 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. Bring your concerns and suggestions, while we cover priorities for next year. It is time again to update our owner records for the Fall billing. PLEASE make sure your name, address and phone number are on file with the Office. The By-Laws say WE ARE ONLY responsible for last known address, so PLEASE help us make the update smooth. Thank you for all your help. Bills will be going out by mid NOV so watch your mail.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is having a SPECIAL on CHILDRENS glasses. A half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. This offer has been extended through OCT. ADULT GLASSES buy one at REGULAR price get your second single vision lens and frames FREE. Check them out today by calling JOHN at 763-4930 and tell him April sent you.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is October 10. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be ClOSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. While weather permits sprayground hours in Sept will be Tues-Fri 3-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.
"The person who refuses to hear criticism has no chance to learn from it." April Cushing

SEPT 25

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
September 25, 2006
Calendar of Events
SEPTEMBER
30-BOY SCOUTS: American Cultures Merit Badge: Pre-register with Marlena Boggs at www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/programs under Scouts to take advantage of the Independence Heritage Festival: A Celebration of Cultures from 10am-4pm.
-National Public Lands Workday, 9am-noon, Cliff Drive in the Old Northeast Area of KC. For info contact Linda at 816-561-1061 ext 116 or Linda@bridgingthe gap.org
--BOY SCOUTS: Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge: Library work day at North Independence Branch, 317 W. 24 Highway. Pre-register with Marlena Boggs at www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/programs under Scouts
-2006 Metro Green City to City Bike Ride, starting from Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at 8:30am rain or shine. For more info call Steve at 816-474-4240 to register or check www.marc.org/metrogreen
-National Public Lands Day from 9am-noon with Bridging the Gap working at Cliff Drive in the Old Northeast area of KC. Call Linda at 816-561-1061 ext 116.
29- Oct 1 KC Oktoberfest; Union Station & Crown Center. Admission is $5.00 for adults and Children FREE. Friday hours are 4pm-11pm, Saturday is 11am-11pm, and Sunday is 11am to 5pm. Enjoy live entertainment, great food and rides for the children. www.kcoktoberfest.org
30-1 Hillcrest Community Center Annual Craft Show, 10401 Hillcrest Rd, 784-7000. Saturday hours will be 9am-6pm and Sunday noon-6pm.

October

2-Walk in Their Shoes Tour of Rose Brooks Center at 11am. Call Kerry at 816-523-5550 ext 419 to RSVP or Check the web at www.rosebrooks.org
- Grandparents as Caregivers meets at CAC at noon.
-Energy Forum with the Commissioner of MO Public Service Commission, 7-8:30pm at Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd. This is FREE and presented by Inner Light Ministries for more information call Peggy at 763-0802.
5- Ruskin Hills Annual Meeting, 7pm at Symington Elementary.
- 1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd. from 7-8:30pm.
6- Community Assistance Council SHARES money for October is due. Call 816-763-3277 for more information. SHARES will be picked up Saturday Oct 21.
6-7 Magic Woods at the Lakeside, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd, $4.00 for children 3 and older. RAIN OR SHINE, Friday 6-9pm and Sat 5-9pm. Call 816-513-8960 for more information.
7-Rainbarrel class at UMKC Community Recycling Center, 48th and Forest Ave. Registration is $30.00 Call Jill at 816-561-1061 ext 126 to register. Class will be from 10a-11a and also at 1p-2p.
7-8 31st Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival, where arts, crafts and music come alive from 1855. Call 816-503-4860.
8- CROPWALK: 25th Anniversary Walk will be at Jacob Loose Park. Registration starts at 12:30 pm and walking begins at 1:30pm. For more information call 816-531-4540. Funds raised help with our local Food Bank.
-Crosspoint Community Church Family Fall Festival and Car Show will be at 10508 Hillcrest Rd. This is a FREE event for the area. 10-11:15 Church Service and from 11:30am-1:30pm. There will be Pony rides, a jumping castle and COOL cars. Call 816-761-5513 for more info.
9-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library will be SIMPLE TRUTH by David Baldacci at 7pm.
10-Ruskin Heights Home Association meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 at Mid-Continent Library Blue Ridge at 7pm.
Watch for the Craft Show at Hillcrest Community Center. This should be fun. Do not forget the KC Oktoberfest at Union Station & Crown Center. There is always something going on in our own back yard. Spend time out enjoying the colors of fall.
Do not forget to MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP Saturday, Oct 21 at the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church. We will need teams to gather brush and tires. If you would like to participate or donate -Call Shirley Dobbins at 761-3278- and leave a message. If you are elderly or disabled and need help with your limbs or bulky items call Shirley for arrangements.
November 6 will start- Hills, Heights & Village- City Curbside pickup of limbs and leaves. DO NOT FORGET paper bags with masking tape and 4 foot bundled branches.
RUSKIN HEIGHTS ANNUAL MEETING will be November 14 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. Bring your concerns and suggestions, while we cover priorities for next year. It is time again to update our owner records for the Fall billing. PLEASE make sure your name, address and phone number are on file with the Office. The By-Laws say WE ARE ONLY responsible for last known address, so PLEASE help us make the up-date smooth. Thank you for all your help. Bills will be going out by mid NOV so watch your mail.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is having a SPECIAL on CHILDRENS glasses. A half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. This offer has been extended through OCT. ADULT GLASSES buy one at REGULAR price get your second single vision lens and frames FREE. Check them out today by calling JOHN at 763-4930 and tell him April sent you.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is October 10. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be ClOSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. While weather permits sprayground hours in Sept will be Tues-Fri 3-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.
"If you always tell the truth, you will never be trapped in a lie."
April Cushing

SEPT 18

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
September 18, 2006

Calendar of Events
SEPTEMBER

23-BOY SCOUTS: Pulp and Paper Merit Badge: Library work day at Boardwalk Branch, 8656 N. Ambassador Dr, KC,MO from 9:30-11:30am. Pre-register with Marlena Boggs at www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/programs under Scouts.
-Rain Barrel Class: 3 Trails/Bannister Community Recycling Center from 10-11am, Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
-Hickman Mills Three Trails Day at Hickman High School, 9010 Old Santa Fe Rd from 11am-4pm. This is an educational day for the public. Enjoy our rich heritage with FREE activities for the whole family. Call Danielle at 816-316-7040 for more info or to be a vendor.
-Citywide Career Fair on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Bartle Hall Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St. For more information, call Yvette Tunley, Human Resources Department recruitment manager, (816) 513-1903
25- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle 8001 Longview Rd from 7-8:30pm
-Innerlight Ministries is hosting a seminar on INVESTMENTS,7pm at Hillcrest Community Center. Contact InnerLight at innlight@hotmail.com
26- Center Planning and Development Council Meeting, 7:30pm at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th . For more info call Joyce at 816-942-890.
27- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library BOOKSELLER OF KABUL by Asne Seierstad
30-BOY SCOUTS: American Cultures Merit Badge: Pre-register with Marlena Boggs at www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/programs under Scouts to take advantage of the Independence Heritage Festival: A Celebration of Cultures from 10am-4pm.
-National Public Lands Workday, 9am-noon, Cliff Drive in the Old Northeast Area of KC. For info contact Linda at 816-561-1061 ext 116 or Linda@bridgingthe gap.org
--BOY SCOUTS: Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge: Library work day at North Independence Branch, 317 W. 24 Highway. Pre-register with Marlena Boggs at www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/programs under Scouts
-2006 Metro Green City to City Bike Ride, starting from Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at 8:30 am rain or shine. For more info call Steve at 816-474-4240 to register or check www.marc.org/metrogreen
-National Public Lands Day from 9am-noon with Bridging the Gap working at Cliff Drive in the Old Northeast area of KC. Call Linda at 816-561-1061 ext 116.
New pit bull ordinance and additional funding boost services The City of Kansas City, Mo., City Council passed a mandatory altering ordinance stating that all pit bull and pit bull mix dogs that reside in the City limits and are more than 8 weeks old must be spayed or neutered by Dec. 1. After Dec. 1, any unaltered pit bull found in the City limits will be impounded and the owner will be cited for failing to comply with this ordinance. The impounded animal must be claimed within seven days and will only be returned after the owner has paid to have the animal spayed or neutered. This ordinance includes information about permits for breeding pit bulls and restrictions on the sale of that offspring. The City Council also passed an ordinance that will give the division $350,000 to increase staffing. This money will enable the division to hire 10 additional animal control officers and one additional animal control supervisor. For more information about the pit bull ordinance, visit www.kcmo.org where the ordinance is posted on the Animal Health and Public Safety Division's Web page. Pet owners with additional questions can call the Animal Health and Public Safety Division, (816) 513-9800. Spay and Neuter Kansas City, located at 3710 Main St., has partnered with the Animal Health and Public Safety Division to provide spay and neuter services to Kansas City, Mo., pet owners who cannot otherwise afford to have their pit bulls spayed or neutered. Special qualifications may apply and extra funding has been dedicated to assist pit bull owners until Dec. 1. To make an appointment, call Spay and Neuter Kansas City, (816) 353-0940
UNITED WAY - 2-1-1 SYSTEM United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember central phone number connecting people with available community resources and volunteer opportunities. You'll reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. All for free, all confidential. United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23 county area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to literally thousands of resources. And that comprehensive database is constantly being updated so you'll have accurate information. Plus, United Way 2-1-1 saves 9-1-1 for life and death emergencies

ACTION CENTER 3-1-1 SYSTEM: The goal of the new 3-1-1 Action Center is to simplify access to city government and to improve customer service by providing citizens with a single point of contact for all City services and information. If you need a City Official or Department phone number, have a complaint, or need a City Service (Animal Control, Water Dept., Building Codes, or even a Council Person) this is your one-stop place. Action Center Hours are 7am-8pm Monday through Friday and 8am-5pm on Saturday. If you have a true City Emergency you have to wait for prompts, but you will eventually get someone to address your situation. This is just a shorter way of dialing 513-1313. Both will get you to the same place.
Do not forget to MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church. We will need teams to gather brush and tires. If you would like to help or donate -Call Shirley Dobbins at 761-3278- and leave a message. If you are elderly or disabled and need help with your limbs or bulky items call Shirley for arrangements.
Our ANNUAL MEETING will be November 14 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. Bring your concerns and suggestions, while we cover priorities for next year. It is time again to update our owner records for the Fall billing. PLEASE make sure your name, address and phone number are on file with the Office. The By-Laws say WE ARE ONLY responsible for last known address, so PLEASE help us make the up-date smooth. Thank you for all your help.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is having a SPECIAL on CHILDRENS glasses. A half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. This offer has been extended through OCT. ADULT GLASSES buy one at REGULAR price get your second single vision lens and frames FREE. Check them out today by calling JOHN at 763-4930 and tell him April sent you.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is October 10. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be ClOSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. While weather permits sprayground hours in Sept will be Tues-Fri 3-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.
"You may give without loving but you cannot love without giving."
April Cushing

SEPT 11

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
September 11, 2006
Calendar of Events

SEPTEMBER
14-Rain Barrel Class: 3 Trails/Bannister Community Recycling Center from 6:30-7:30pm, Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
18- BULKY for Heights, Village and Hills
20- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E.103rd St from 7-9pm.
-Drivers Ed Test Review at Blue Ridge Library at 4pm.
23-BOY SCOUTS: Pulp and Paper Merit Badge: Library work day at Boardwalk Branch, 8656 N. Ambassador Dr, KC,MO from 9:30-11:30am. Pre-register with Marlena Boggs at www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/programs under Scouts.
-Rain Barrel Class: 3 Trails/Bannister Community Recycling Center from 10-11am, Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
-Hickman Mills Three Trails Day at Hickman High School, 9010 Old Santa Fe Rd from 11am-4pm. This is an educational day for the public. Enjoy our rich heritage with FREE activities for the whole family. Call Danielle at 816-316-7040 for more info or to be a vendor.
-Citywide Career Fair on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Bartle Hall Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St. For more information, call Yvette Tunley, Human Resources Department recruitment manager, (816) 513-1903
25- SMA-CCO at St Matthew Apostle 8001 Longview Rd from 7-8:30pm
-Innerlight Ministries is hosting a seminar on INVESTMENTS,7pm at Hillcrest Community Center. Contact InnerLight at innlight@hotmail.com
26- Center Planning and Development Council Meeting, 7:30pm at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th . For more info call Joyce at 816-942-890.
27- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library BOOKSELLER OF KABUL by Asne Seierstad
30-BOY SCOUTS: American Cultures Merit Badge: Pre-register with Marlena Boggs at www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/programs under Scouts to take advantage of the Independence Heritage Festival: A Celebration of Cultures from 10am-4pm.
-National Public Lands Workday, 9am-noon, Cliff Drive in the Old Northeast Area of KC. For info contact Linda at 816-561-1061 ext 116 or Linda@bridgingthe gap.org
--BOY SCOUTS: Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge: Library work day at North Independence Branch, 317 W. 24 Highway. Pre-register with Marlena Boggs at www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/programs under Scouts
-2006 Metro Green City to City Bike Ride, starting from Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at 8:30 am rain or shine. For more info call Steve at 816-474-4240 to register or check www.marc.org/metrogreen
-National Public Lands Day from 9am-noon with Bridging the Gap working at Cliff Drive in the Old Northeast area of KC. Call Linda at 816-561-1061 ext 116.

UNITED WAY - 2-1-1 SYSTEM: Need to find counseling? A nursing home? Job training? A food pantry? Want to volunteer or donate goods? Don't waste valuable time trying to find the right resource. Now, by simply dialing three digits, you can make just one call to find or give help. United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember central phone number connecting people with available community resources and volunteer opportunities. You'll reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. All for free, all confidential. United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23 county area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to literally thousands of resources. And that comprehensive database is constantly being updated so you&#8217;ll have accurate information. Plus, United Way 2-1-1 saves 9-1-1 for life and death emergencies. For more information about United Way's 2-1-1 service, call (816) 474-5112.

ACTION CENTER 3-1-1 SYSTEM: The goal of the new 3-1-1 Action Center is to simplify access to city government and to improve customer service by providing citizens with a single point of contact for all City services and information. If you need a City Official or Department phone number, have a complaint, or need a City Service (Animal Control, Water Dept, Building Codes or even a Council Person) this is your one-stop place. Action Center Hours are 7am-8pm Monday through Friday and 8am-5pm on Saturday. If you have a true City Emergency you have to wait for prompts, but you will eventually get someone to address your situation. This is just a shorter way of dialing 513-1313. Both will get you to the same place.

Be Courteous concerning the Paper Recycle Bins located at our Schools and Churches. These are meant for paper recycling ONLY. Limbs and other garbage are not to be put in these containers.

Do not forget SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES COALITION starts back at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd St, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 at 7pm. This is an excellent meeting to get information concerning our area. Topics that will be covered include: Goldiggers, Bannister Mall, 87th Street Development, and other updates on past topics of interest. See you there.

It is time again to update our owner records for the Fall billing. PLEASE make sure your name, address and phone number are on file with the Office. The By-Laws say WE ARE ONLY responsible for last known address, so PLEASE help us make the up-date smooth. Thank you for all your help.

Our ANNUAL MEETING will be November 14 at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm. PLEASE mark your calendars. Bring your concerns and suggestions, while we cover priorities for next year.

LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is having a SPECIAL on childrens glasses. A half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. They also have a Senior discount if you have AAA or AARP. Check them out today by calling JOHN at 763-4930 and tell him April sent you. This is good through September.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is October 10. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be ClOSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. While weather permits sprayground hours in Sept will be Tues-Fri 3-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"A willing spirit changes drudgery of duty into a labor of love."
April Cushing

SEPT 4

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
September 4, 2006

Calendar of Events

SEPTEMBER

7-Ruskin Hills Meeting, 7pm at Symington.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd from 7-8:30pm.
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd from 7:30-9am.
8-9- Blues & BBQ for Sherwood School at BBs BBQ on 85th St. $5.00 entrance fee&/or donations. A great time with good Blues and wonderful BBQ.
- Open House at Hillcrest Community Center from 6-8:30 pm. New classes will be announced and tour the facility. This is a wonderful place to hold YOUR event.
9-Missouri Town 1855 Music Festival. Sing and clap to melodies from 1850's.
Contact 816-503-4860.
- KC Zoo Presents: South American Animal Tales at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
-KCRC Warbird Fly-In with WW I and II Type RC aerobatic planes. Contact 816-795-7382.
-Rain Barrel Class: City of Mission, KS from 10-11am, Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
-Kansas City Wildlands Summer Community Restoration Workday, 9am-noon, at Ernie Miller Park, Jerry Smith Park and Rocky Point. Call Linda at 816-561-1061 or Linda@bridgingthegap.org
10-Grandparents Day.
11- Patriot Day-remember The Twin Towers.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library: MURDERS AT ELDERBERRY ROAD by Sally Goldenbaum
12-RUSKIN HEIGHTS MEETING at Ruskin High Media Center from 7-8:30pm.
-PUBLIC presentation of HICKMAN MILLS AREA PLAN in Ruskin High Cafeteria beginning at 5:30PM.
-New Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
-Rain Barrel Class: Henderson Engineers, 8325 Lenexa Dr. Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
13-Canine Good Citizen and AKC Rally Obedience Classes call 816-229-8980.
14-Rain Barrel Class: 3 Trails/Bannister Community Recycling Center from 6:30-7:30pm, Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
18- BULKY for Heights, Village and Hills
20- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E.103rd St from 7-9pm.
Hillcrest Community Center will have their Fall Open House Friday, Sept 8 from 6-8:30pm. Come and check out their facilities for activities and classes or just picnic. They are a hidden oasis of pleasure is our area. There are indoor and outdoor walking paths as well as a picnic/playground to enjoy. See you there as the leaves turn.
Sept 8 and 9, BLUES & BBQ for Sherwood School at BBs BBQ on 85th St. $5.00 entrance fee or donations. A great time with good Blues and wonderful BBQ is waiting for you.
As we celebrate Patriots Day, Sept 11, remember those who lost their lives as well as the families left behind. Take a moment today and count your many blessings.
Our RUSKIN HEIGHTS MEETING at the Ruskin High Media CenterTuesday, September 12, will follow the PUBLIC PRESENTATION of the HICKMAN MILLS AREA PLAN COMMITTEE in the Ruskin Cafeteria. Come and listen to the suggestions, see the maps and give your opinion. Comments are welcome. The AREA PLAN Meeting will begin in the Ruskin Cafeteria at 5:30pm.
Do not forget SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES COALITION starts back at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd St, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 at 7pm. This is an excellent meeting to get information concerning our area. See you there.
It is time again to update our owner records for the Fall billing. PLEASE make sure your name, address and phone number are on file with the Office. The By-Laws say WE ARE ONLY responsible for last known address, so PLEASE help us make the up-date smooth. Those who have gotten mail from the Office are ok, except for phone numbers. Property that has changed hands should be checked on as to most current owner and information. Data base updates will be made from these for the ADVOCATE mailing list. Thank you for all your help.
The Home Improvement Grant applications are still being accepted. Call the Office today for more details.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is having a SPECIAL on childrens glasses. A half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. They also have a Senior discount if you have AAA or AARP. Check them out today by calling JOHN at 763-4930 and tell him April sent you.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Sept 12. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be ClOSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. While weather permits sprayground hours in Sept will be Tues-Fri 3-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - William James
April Cushing

AUGUST 28

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 28, 2006

Calendar of Events

August

31- 2006 Ruskin Neighborhoods Cleanup Community -Wide
Planning Meeting will be at 7pm at Ruskin Presbyterian
Church.

SEPTEMBER
1,2,&3 Santa-Cali-Gon Days: Independence Square.
1-Fall Adult Soccer Leagues Registration Deadline: Contact 816-503-4870.
-Spirit of Independence Concert Band at Burr Oaks Woods Conservation Nature Center will perform FREE starting at 7pm. No registration required 228-3766.
4- LABOR DAY: Post Office, Library, CSD-1, Heights Office, CLOSED.
7-Ruskin Hills Meeting, 7pm at Symington.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd from 7-8:30pm.
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd from 7:30-9am.
8-9- Blues & BBQ for Sherwood School at BBs BBQ on 85th St. $5.00 entrance fee&/or donations. A great time with good Blues and wonderful BBQ.
- Open House at Hillcrest Community Center from 6-8:30pm. New classes will be announced and tour the facility. This is a wonderful place to hold YOUR event.
9-Missouri Town 1855 Music Festival. Sing and clap to melodies from 1850's. Contact 816-503-4860.
- KC Zoo Presents: South American Animal Tales at Blue Ridge Library, 2pm.
-KCRC Warbird Fly-In with WW I and II Type RC aerobatic planes. Contact 816-795-7382.
-Rain Barrel Class: City of Mission, KS from 10-11am, Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
-Kansas City Wildlands Summer Community Restoration Workday, 9am-noon, at Ernie Miller Park, Jerry Smith Park and Rocky Point. Call Linda at 816-561-1061 or Linda@bridgingthegap.org
10-Grandparents Day.
11- Patriot Day-remember The Twin Towers.
-Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library: MURDERS AT ELDERBERRY ROAD by Sally Goldenbaum
12-RUSKIN HEIGHTS MEETING at Ruskin High Media Center from 7-8:30pm.
-New Online Catalog Training at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
-Rain Barrel Class: Henderson Engineers, 8325 Lenexa Dr. Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
13-Canine Good Citizen and AKC Rally Obedience Classes call 816-229-8980.
14-Rain Barrel Class: 3 Trails/Bannister Community Recycling Center from 6:30-7:30pm, Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
18- BULKY for Heights, Village and Hills
20- Southern Community Coalition at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E.103rd St from 7-9pm.
FREE CONCERT: Sept 1,Spirit of Independence Concert Band at Burr Oaks Woods Conservation Nature Center will perform FREE starting at 7pm. No registration required 228-3766.
LENSCRAFTERS at Bannister Mall is having a SPECIAL on childrens glasses. A half OFF or -buy one get one- glasses for children 12 years of age and younger. They also have a Senior discount if you have AAA or AARP. Check them out today by calling JOHN at 763-4930 and tell him April sent you.
SPRAYGROUND hours for September will be dependent on temperature and available monitors for procedures. Anticipated hours will be Tuesday through Friday 3pm-6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Please continue courteous behavior. If it is cold-it will NOT be open.
Hillcrest Community Center will have their Fall Open House Friday, Sept 8 from 6-8:30pm. Come and check out their facilities for activities and classes or just picnic. They are a hidden oasis of pleasure is our area. There is indoor and outdoor walking paths as well as a picnic/playground to enjoy. See you there as the leaves turn.
Sept. 8 and 9, BLUES & BBQ for Sherwood School at BBs BBQ on 85th St. $5.00 entrance fee or donations. A great time with good Blues and wonderful BBQ.
Do not forget SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES COALITION begins back at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd St, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 at 7pm. This is an excellent meeting to get information concerning our area. See you there.
It is time again to update our owner records for the Fall billing. PLEASE make sure your name, address and phone number are on file with the Office. The By-Laws say I am ONLY responsible for last known address, so PLEASE help us make the up-date smooth. Those who have gotten mail from the Office are ok, except for phone numbers. Property that has changed hands should be checked on as to most current owner and information. Data base updates will be made from these for the ADVOCATE mailing list. Thank you for all your help.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Sept 12. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be COSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"A slander is like a hornet, if you cannot kill it dead at the first blow, better not to strike at it." - Josh Billings April Cushing

AUGUST 21

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 21, 2006
Calendar of Events
August
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm is BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett.
-City Wide PIAC Hearing at Hillcrest Community Center from 6:30-8:30pm.
25-Fall Adult Softball Leagues Registration Deadline. Call 816-503-4878.
26 -49th Squadron Jumbo Jamboree. See 60 and 80 inch winged planes tale to the sky at the R/C Flying Field at Jacomo Park. Contact 816-478-8330.
- Rain Barrel Class at Watkins Mill state Park, Lawson MO, 10:00-11:00am Registration is $30.00. Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
- Longview Horse Park Association 6th Annual Benefit Horse Show with horses of all breeds competing in 26 classes on the south end of Longview Lake. Contact 816-537-6855. This is something really special for those who are not horse enthusiasts. Call for time.
28- St Matthew CCO at 8001 Longview Rd begins at 7pm.
29-Center Planning & Development Council Meeting at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30. Call Joyce for more info at 816-942-6890.
SEPTEMBER
1,2,&3 Santa-Cali-Gon Days: Independence Square.
1-Fall Adult Soccer Leagues Registration Deadline: Contact 816-503-4870.
-Spirit of Independence Concert Band at Burr Oaks Woods Conservation Nature Center will perform FREE starting at 7pm. No registration required 228-3766.
4- LABOR DAY: Post Office, Library, CSD-1, Heights Office, CLOSED.
7-Ruskin Hills Meeting, 7pm at Symington.
-1st Thursday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd from 7-8:30pm.
8-2nd Friday at the Trailside, 9901 Holmes Rd from 7:30-9am.
8-9- Blues & BBQ for Sherwood School at BBs BBQ on 85th St. $5.00 entrance fee&/or donations. A great time with good Blues and wonderful BBQ.

KC Harp Home Improvement Grant Information is still available through the office. Call today to begin the application process.
Jackie at the 3 Trails/Bannister Recycle Center is having Rain Barrel Classes again check with Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org. to find one close to you.
August 26, Longview Horse Park Association 6th Annual Benefit Horse Show will perform with horses of all breeds competing in 26 classes on the south end of Longview Lake. Contact 816-537-6855. This is something really special for those who are not horse enthusiasts. Call for time.
SMA-CCO will be meeting Aug 25 at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm. The Oct 21 Neighborhood Cleanup, the KC Harp Grant and other items of interest will be on the agenda. Please plan to attend to see what is happening in the area. Don't forget Southern Community Coalition will start meeting again in Sept at the Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd St, at 7pm. All area projects have to be presented in this forum to get City approval. Be the first to hear of up coming projects. Mark your calendars today.
FREE CONCERT: Sept 1,Spirit of Independence Concert Band at Burr Oaks Woods Conservation Nature Center will perform FREE starting at 7pm. No registration required 228-3766
Pit Bulls & other dangerous animals have been in the news again in all of our communities. PLEASE be considerate to your neighbors concerning the leash law and containment of your animals. Accidents do happen, but vicious behavior WILL NOT be tolerated by ANY animal. Police and animal control have every right to intervene in dangerous situations.
There are many was to become involved in your neighborhood. We will start our own network of matching skills/services with needs. If you have a special skill or can help others with simple tasks think about sharing yourself with others. We salute OUR special Crossing Guard, Mrs. Baird for her tireless contributions to our community. If you see her tell her THANK YOU for caring about our children.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Sept 12. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be COSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"Pride is tasteless, colorless and sizeless. Yet it is the hardest thing to swallow." - August B. Black April Cushing

AUG 14

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 14, 2006
Calendar of Events

August

16- KCNA 21st Century Leaders Classes start The Missouri class at Rosedale Development Association, 1401 Southwest Blvd., from 6-8pm. Please Call 816-753-8600 ext. 1070 to reserve your spot.
-First Day of School CSD-1. PLEASE watch for children at school crossings.
18- BULKY PICK-UP for Heights, Village and Hills.
19- FREE Immunization Clinic from 10am-2pm at the Health Dept, 2400 Troost Ave. for all uninsured Missouri children 2 months to 18 years accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring your records. For more info call 513-6108.
-Rain Barrel Class at Longview Gardens from 9:30-10:30am and also at 11:30a-12:30pm
Registration is $30.00. Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm is BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett.
-City Wide PIAC Hearing at Hillcrest Community Center from 6:30-8:30pm.
25-Fall Adult Softball Leagues Registration Deadline. Call 816-503-4878.
26 -49th Squadron Jumbo Jamboree. See 60 and 80 inch winged planes tale to the sky at the R/C Flying Field at Jacomo Park. Contact 816-478-8330.
- Rain Barrel Class at Watkins Mill state Park, Lawson MO, 10:00-11:00am Registration is $30.00. Call Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org.
- Longview Horse Park Association 6th Annual Benefit Horse Show with horses of all breeds competing in 26 classes on the south end of Longview Lake. Contact 816-537-6855. This is something really special for those who are not horse enthusiasts. Call for time&#8230;.
28- St Matthew CCO at 8001 Longview Rd begins at 7pm.
29-Center Planning & Development Council Meeting at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30. Call Joyce for more info at 816-942-6890.

KC Harp Home Improvement Grant Information is still available through the office. Call today to begin the first phase of the application process.

FREE Immunization Clinic from 10am-2pm at the Health Dept, 2400 Troost Ave, for all uninsured Missouri children 2 months to 18 years accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring your records. For more info call 513-6108.

Jackie at the 3 Trails/Bannister Recycle Center is having Rain Barrel Classes again check with Jackie at 561-1061 ext 123 or Jackie@bridgingthegap.org. to find one close to you.

Pit Bulls & other dangerous animals have been in the news again in all of our communities. PLEASE be considerate to your neighbors concerning the leash law and containment of your animals. Accidents do happen, but vicious behavior WILL NOT be tolerated by ANY animal. Police and animal control have every right to intervene in dangerous situations.

Be sure to watch for our children as they start back to school. The Police will be watching all school zones. School supplies are being taken at CAC as well as the school. PLEASE be generous with your donations.

SMA-CCO will be meeting Aug. 25 at St Matthew Apostle, 8001 Longview Rd. at 7pm. The Oct. 21 Neighborhood Cleanup, the KC Harp Grant and other items of interest will be on the agenda. Please plan to attend to see what is happening in the area. Don&#8217;t forget Southern Community Coalition will start meeting again in Sept. at the Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd St., at 7pm. All area projects have to be presented in this forum to get City approval. Be the first to hear of up coming projects. Mark your calendars today.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Sept 12. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be COSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"A ship in a safe harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is built for." - William Shedd
~April Cushing

AUG 8

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 7, 2006
Calendar of Events
August
10-2nd Thursday at the Trailside, 7:30-9am, at 9901 Wornall. Mr. Wayne Cauthen, the City Manager, will speak.
-KC HARP Workshop for 2nd Phase of Applications at Ruskin High School Cafeteria from 7-9pm-bring home ownership and income proof.
12-KC HARP Workshop for 2nd Phase of Application at Ruskin High School Cafeteria from 10am-noon- bring home ownership and income proof.
12-13 Tools and Technology of 1812. See history in the making at Fort Osage. 816-503-4860
14- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm is RETRIBUTION by Jillian Hoffman.
16- KCNA 21st Century Leaders Classes start The Missouri class at Rosedale Development Association, 1401 Southwest Blvd, from 6-8pm. Please Call 816-753-8600 ext. 1070 to reserve your spot.
-First Day of School CSD-1. PLEASE watch for children at school crossings.
18-BULKY for Heights, Village and Hills.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm is BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett.
-City Wide PIAC Hearing at Hillcrest Community Center from 6:30-8:30pm.
25-Fall Adult Softball Leagues Registration Deadline. Call 816-503-4878.
26 49th Squadron Jumbo Jamboree. See 60 and 80 inch winged planes tale to the sky at the R/C Flying Field at Jacomo Park. Contact 816-478-8330.
- Longview Horse Park Association 6th Annual Benefit Horse Show with horses of all breeds competing in 26 classes on the south end of Longview Lake. Contact 816-537-6855. This is something really special for those who are not horse enthusiasts. Call for time&#8230;.
28- St Matthew CCO at 8001 Longview Rd begins at 7pm.
29-Center Planning & Development Council Meeting at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th at 7:30. Call Joyce for more info at 816-942-6890.
Our RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASOCIATION meeting was held on AUGUST 8. We discussed and approved not having Home of the Month, but instead using those monies toward &#8216;Community Beautification&#8221;. This could include the CCO-Neighborhood Cleanup as well as other beautification projects. The Next Cleanup will be Sat, Oct 21. Bring your questions and join us Sept 12th at 7pm in the Ruskin High School Media Center. Plans for Iser Park will be unveiled. Our next regular meeting will be Sept 12.

KCNA Fall 2006 Leadership Missouri Class starts Aug 16 for 10 sessions. This is a personal leadership development program class strengthening skills which will increase your effectiveness at home, work, and in your community. This is a FREE five month -10 session- training program. PLEASE call 816-753-8600 ext 1070 or email 21stcenturyleaders@kcna.org This would be a good chance for you to better yourself as well as our community. We can carpool from OUR Office- so call us TODAY.

KC Harp Home Improvement Grant Information is still available through the office. Call today to begin the first phase of the application process. The second phase for many applicants will be on Thursday 8/10 from 7-9pm and Sat 8/12 from 10am-noon. Attendance is only required at your choice of one meeting. Both meetings will be at the Ruskin High School Cafeteria. Please bring our Missouri Warranty Deed for your house, and proof of income for all in the household. More in depth explanations will be made to address all questions

With the School Back to School Rally over remember that School will start soon. Supplies are being requested through CAC to help supply our childrens needs. Canned goods are always welcome. PLEASE pay close attention to children as they start back to school. Watch Crosswalks. The next CROP WALK to benefit the CAC food Pantry will be Sunday, Oct 15.

SMA-CCO Neighborhood Clean-Up will be Oct 21 and hosted by the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church. If you are willing to help in any way, PLEASE call the Office today. Committees are forming and meetings will start for background work very soon. Remember we will be able to do BRUSH and TIRES ONLY. Cash /Supply donations are tax deductible.

BULKY/and TRASH being put out too early, keeping your yard cut, and cars being parked in the yards are all CITY CODES violations enforceable by FINES. PLEASE help us keep our area CLEAN and attractive. Be a Participant. This will ONLY help our area be more attractive for all of us to enjoy. We have been making progress. Some streets are really showing much improvement. Remind your neighbor if you see something wrong. We all need to work together to make a lasting change. Be sure to watch out for your neighbors and pets during these super hot days. Be sure your pets have shade and plenty of water.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is Sept 12. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be COSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"The best bridge between despair and hope is a good nights sleep." - E. Joseph Coleman

April Cushing

AUG 1

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
August 1, 2006
Calendar of Events
August
3- 1st Thursday at the Trailside from 7-8:30pm at 9901 Holmes.
-Ruskin Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
8- BE SURE TO VOTE. POLLS OPEN AT 6am.
-RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASSOCIATION MEETING at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
11- 2nd Fridays at the Trailside 7:30am at 9901 Holmes.
12-13 Tools and Technology of 1812. See history in the making at Fort Osage. 816-503-4860
14- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm is RETRIBUTION by Jillian Hoffman.
16- KCNA 21st Century Leaders Classes start The Missouri class at Rosedale Development Association, 1401 Southwest Blvd, from 6-8pm. Please Call 816-753-8600 ext. 1070 to reserve your spot.
-First Day of School CSD-1. PLEASE watch for children at school crossings.
18- BULKY for Heights, Village and Hills.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm is BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett.
25-Fall Adult Softball Leagues Registration Deadline. Call 816-503-4878.
26- 49th Squadron Jumbo Jamboree. See 60 and 80 inch winged planes tale to the sky at the R/C Flying Field at Jacomo Park. Contact 816-478-8330.
- Longview Horse Park Association 6th Annual Benefit Horse Show with horses of all breeds competing in 26 classes on the south end of Longview Lake. Contact 816-537-6855. This is something really special for those who are not horse enthusiasts. Call for time&#8230;.
28- St Matthew CCO at 8001 Longview Rd begins at 7pm.
BE Sure to VOTE in The Primary AUG 8th. Read very carefully the Charter Changes to the City Council. Charter changes and State Seats will be determined at THIS election. BE INFORMED-GO VOTE. Polls open at 6am. Mark your calendars. Make sure you are registered for NOV. The Library and Drivers License Branches are the closest places for corrections or additions. DO NOT FORGET YOUR PHOTO ID to VOTE.
Our next RUSKIN HEIGHTS HOMES ASOCIATION meeting will be AUGUST 8. We will discuss the upcoming Neighborhood Clean-up, and other important issues to our community. Bring your questions and join us at 7pm in the Ruskin High School Media Center.
KCNA Fall 2006 Leadership Missouri Class starts Aug 16 for 10 sessions. This is a personal leadership development program class strengthening skills which will increase your effectiveness at home, work, and in your community. This is a FREE five month 10 session training program. PLEASE call 816-753-8600 ext 1070 or email 21stcenturyleaders@kcna.org
KC Harp Home Improvement Grant Information is still available through the office. Call today to begin the first phase of the application process. The second phase for many applicants will be starting soon. If you have lived in your house for 5 years, have low to moderate income and want some help with home repairs give us a call today.
SMA-CCO Neighborhood Clean-Up will be Oct 21 and hosted by the Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church. If you are willing to help in any way, PLEASE call the Office today. Committees are forming and meetings will start for background work very soon. Remember we will be able to do BRUSH and TIRES ONLY.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is August 8. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be COSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give." - Winston Churchhill
April Cushing

July 24

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 24, 2006
Calendar of Events
JULY
27-Rain Barrel Workshop at Trails/Bannister Recycle Center in front of Walmart from 6:30-8pm. Call Jackie at 816-561-1061 ext 123 to register. Cost is $30.00.
29- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
August
3- 1st Thursday at the Trailside from 7-8:30pm at 9901 Holmes.
-Ruskin Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
8- BE SURE TO VOTE. POLLS OPEN AT 6am.
-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
11- 2nd Fridays at the Trailside 7:30am at 9901 Holmes.
12-13 Tools and Technology of 1812. See history in the making at Fort Osage. 816-503-4860
14- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm is RETRIBUTION by Jillian Hoffman.
16- KCNA 21st Century Leaders Classes start The Missouri class at Rosedale Development Association, 1401 Southwest Blvd, from 6-8pm. Please Call 816-753-8600 ext. 1070 to reserve your spot.
-First Day of School CSD-1.
18- BULKY for Heights, Village and Hills.
23- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm is BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett.
25-Fall Adult Softball Leagues Registration Deadline. Call 816-503-4878.
26- 49th Squadron Jumbo Jamboree. See 60 and 80 inch winged planes tale to the sky at the R/C Flying Field at Jacomo Park. Contact 816-478-8330.
- Longview Horse Park Association 6th Annual Benefit Horse Show with horses of all breeds competing in 26 classes on the south end of Longview Lake. Contact 816-537-6855. This is something really special for those who are not horse enthusiasts. Call for time&#8230;.
28- St Matthew CCO at 8001 Longview Rd begins at 7pm.
Jackie has a Rain Barrel Class for Thursday July 27 from 6:30-8pm at the Trails/Bannister Recycle Center in front of Walmart. Call ahead to reserve yours today at 816-561-1061 ext 123. The cost is $30.00. PLEASE tell your neighbors that Jackie is BACK IN BUSINESS. She needs volunteers to help. She takes many items not included in curb-side pick-up. She is VITAL to our community.
OUR READING in the Park will be again at Ruskin Way Park on SATURDAY JULY 22 at 10am for toddlers to age 8 with adult escort. This will be an enjoyable time. Call if you would like to help. The last date will be July 29. This should be fun for all.
BE Sure to VOTE in The Primary Aug 8th. Read very carefully the Charter Changes to the City Council. Charter changes and State Seats will be determined at THIS election. BE INFORMED-GO VOTE. Polls open at 6am. Mark your calendars.
Our next Ruskin Heights Homes Association meeting will be August 8. We will discuss the upcoming Neighborhood Clean-up, and other important issues to our community. Join us at 7pm in the Ruskin High School Media Center.
KCNA Fall 2006 Leadership Missouri Class starts Aug 16 for 10 sessions. This is a personal leadership development program strengthening skills which will increase your effectiveness at home, work, and in your community. This is a FREE five month 10 session training program. PLEASE call 816-753-8600 ext 1070 or email 21stcenturyleaders@kcna.org
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is August 8. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be COSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"Getting people to like you is the other side of liking other people." - Mark Twain
April Cushing

JULY 17

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 17, 2006
Calendar of Events

JULY
22- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
-Charity FLY IN-Heart of America R/C Show Team in Jacomo Park RC Field at 9am. Big Show at noon and helicopter show at 1pm. Can goods and cash donations will go to Harvesters with a Raffle for a RC plane. For more info call 914-4120.
24-St Matthew Apostle CCO at 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
24-30 USSSA Girls 2006 Fast Pitch World Series. Call 503-4873.
25-Center Planning and Development Council at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801W. 97th at 7:30pm.
-Kansas City Police Narcotics and Vice Forum from 6-10pm at the Pioneer Community College Auditorium at 2700E. 18th, Kansas City, MO. Detectives will be present in this forum to educate the public on their functions in these departments.
26- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith.
27-Rain Barrel Workshop at Trails/Bannister Recycle Center in front of Walmart from 6:30-8pm. Call Jackie at 816-561-1061 ext 123 to register. Cost is $30.00.
29- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.

August

3- 1st Thursday at the Trailside from 7-8:30pm at 9901 Holmes. Cave Springs will be the topic.
- Ruskin Hills Meeting at Symington at 7pm.
8- BE SURE TO VOTE. POLLS OPEN AT 6am.
- Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting at Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
11- 2nd Fridays at the Trailside 7:30am at 9901 Holmes. The City Manager will come.
12-13 Tools and Technology of 1812. See history in the making at Fort Osage. 816-503-4860

St Matthew Apostle CCO will meet Monday July 24,7pm, at 8001 Longview Rd. We are talking about the upcoming Neighborhood Clean UP and housing issues important to the community. This is one area where you can get involved in what is going on and even share ideas. We send representation downtown on many issues, including the Landlord registration, home improvement issues.
KC Police Narcotic and Vice Forum will be held on July 25 from 6-10pm in the Pioneer Community College Auditorium at 2700 E. 18th. Detectives will be there to inform the public on their departments. They are here to serve us and it is to OUR advantage to know exactly WHAT they can DO to help us and how WE can HELP them.
BE Sure to VOTE in The Primary Aug 8th. Read very carefully the Charter Changes to the City Council. Charter changes and State Seats will be determined at THIS election. BE INFORMED-GO VOTE. Polls open at 6am. Mark your calendars.
KCNA Fall 2006 Leadership Missouri Class starts Aug 16 for 10 sessions. This is a personal leadership development program strengthening skills which will increase your effectiveness at home, work, and in your community. This is a FREE five month 10 session training program. PLEASE call 816-753-8600 ext 1070 or email 21stcenturyleaders@kcna.org
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is August 8. Do not forget the SPRAYGROUND will be COSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist" - Golda Meir

April Cushing

JULY 11

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 10, 2006
Calendar of Events

JULY
13-The League of Women Voters will present a free PUBLIC Forum with candidates of the 50th District of the Missouri Legislature at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd, from 7pm. Bonnaye Mims(Dem), Michael Brown (Dem) and Art Harrington (Dem) will be present to answer questions.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside 7:30-9am at 9901 Holmes.
18-Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village, Hills
22- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
-Charity FLY IN-Heart of America R/C Show Team in Jacomo Park RC Field at 9am. Big Show at noon and helicopter show at 1pm. Can goods and cash donations will go to Harvesters with a Raffle for a RC plane. For more info call 914-4120.
24-St Matthew Apostle CCO at 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
24-30 USSSA Girls 2006 Fast Pitch World Series. Call 503-4873.
25-Center Planning and Development Council at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801W. 97th at 7:30pm.
-Kansas City Police Narcotics and Vice Forum from 6-10pm at the Pioneer Community College Auditorium at 2700E. 18th, Kansas City, MO. Detectives will be present in this forum to educate the public on their functions in these departments.
26- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith.
27-Rain Barrel Workshop at Trails/Bannister Recycle Center in front of Walmart from 6:30-8pm. Call Jackie at 816-561-1061 ext 123 to register. Cost is $30.00.
29- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.

It is that time again to start thinking about the St Matthew CCO and Neighborhood Clean-Up for our community. This year we will ONLY be able to address BRUSH and TIRES. Volunteers and monetary donations are welcome to help defer the costs of food for the volunteers and disposal of materials. Tentative date is middle October. So MARK YOUR CALENDARS. For more information call the Office at 761-6050.

KCNA Fall 2006 Leadership Missouri Class starts Aug 16 for 10 sessions. This is a personal leadership development program strengthening skills which will increase your effectiveness at home, work, and in your community. This is a FREE five month 10 session training program. PLEASE call 816-753-8600 ext 1070 or email 21stcenturyleaders@kcna.org

2nd Friday for July 14, Bill Garry from the City Attorneys Office will explain City Charter Issues on the Ballot for August 8 at 7:30am. This will also be the Primary for many important elections coming in Nov. PLEASE be alert to all this information and be an INFORMED Voter.

Be sure you are registered to vote. It is too late for the Aug 8th Primary Elections, but NOT late for NOV 7. The Blue Ridge Library and any Driver's License Branch can help you with registering or even address changes. DO IT TODAY!

KC Police Narcotic and Vice Forum will be held on July 25 from 6-10pm in the Pioneer Community College Auditorium at 2700 E. 18th. Detectives will be there to inform the public on their departments. They are here to serve us and it is to OUR advantage to know exactly WHAT they can DO to help us and how WE can HELP them.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is August 8. Don't forget the SPRAYGROUND will be COSED on MONDAYS for CLEANING. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd. & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks." - Jack Penn
April Cushing

JULY 3

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
July 3, 2006

Calendar of Events

JULY

8-READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
-Jumbo 49th Squadron Military Fly In of military R/C flying. Call 322-4575.
-Drive through Pet Clinic at KCMO Animal Health and Public Safety Bldg, 4400 Raytown Rd from 9am-11m. Rabies vac $5 for pet owners in zip codes: 64109, 64124, 64125, 64126, 64127, 64128, 64130, 64131, 64132, -64134-. The goal of these clinics is to help with vaccinations, licensing, and spay/neuter clinics for those who cannot afford the services. For more info call Michelle at 816-353-0940.
10- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, CAPTAIN ALTARISTE by Alturo Perez-Reverte
11-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting in Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
- UNLIMITED HOUSEHOLD TRASH PICK-UP. NO extra STICKERS required today.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13-The League of Women Voters will present a free PUBLIC Forum with candidates of the 50th District of the Missouri Legislature at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd , from 7pm. Bonnaye Mims(Dem), Michael Brown (Dem) and Art Harrington (Dem) will be present to answer questions.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside 7:30-9am at 9901 Holmes.
18-Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village, Hills
22- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
-Charity FLY IN-Heart of America R/C Show Team in Jacomo Park RC Field at 9am. Big Show at noon and helicopter show at 1 pm. Can goods and cash donations will go to Harvesters with a Raffle for a RC plane. For more info call 914-4120.
24-St Matthew Apostle CCO at 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
24-30 USSSA Girls 2006 Fast Pitch World Series. Call 503-4873.
25-Center Planning and Development Council at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801W. 97th at 7:30pm.
26- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7 pm, WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith.
27-Rain Barrel Workshop at Trails/Bannister Recycle Center in front of Walmart from 6:30-8pm. Call Jackie at 816-561-1061 ext 123 to register. Cost is $30.00.
29- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
Our July 11th Meeting will be full of Community information and a chance for you to ask questions. Police and our Security as well as City and State Officials are regulars at our meetings. Come and even meet you neighbors. We have lots of things going on and we are gearing up for our 50th Anniversary of the Tornado next year. Let your voice be heard. We meet in the Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm on the second Tuesday of every month. See you there!
There will be UNLIMITED HOUSEHOLD TRASH BAG PICK-UP the week of July 11th. NO STICKERS REQUIRED. The next time this occurs will not be until Christmas and New Years so take advantage of this chance to move out that extra stuff in the garage. The following Tuesday will be BULKY. It is important to stay informed about these dates. These are services that we should not miss, so TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS.
Jackie has a Rain Barrel Class for Thursday July 27 from 6:30-8pm at the Trails/Bannister Recycle Center in front of Walmart. Call ahead to reserve yours today at 816-561-1061 ext 123. The cost is $30.00. PLEASE tell your neighbors that Jackie is BACK IN BUSINESS. She needs volunteers to help. She takes many items not included in curb-side pick-up. She is VITAL to our community.
The Sprayground is CLOSED on MONDAYS for cleaning. Signs should be posted. Most using this facility are courteous and pick up after themselves, but in case there is a problem: mechanically call 513-1313, and for people problems call 911. Enjoy the cooling mist with your neighbors.
OUR READING in the Park will be again at Ruskin Way Park on SATURDAY JULY 8 at 10am for toddlers to age 8 with adult escort. This will be an enjoyable time. Call if you would like to help. Other dates will be July 22, and 29. If bad weather it will be postponed till the next Saturday. This should be fun for all.
Keeping your yard cut, bulky only being put out close to the date, and cars being parked in the yards are all CITY CODES violations enforceable by fines. PLEASE help us keep our area CLEAN and attractive. Be a Participant. This will ONLY help our area be more attractive for all of us to enjoy. We have been making progress. Some streets are really showing much improvement. Remind your neighbor if you see something wrong. We all need to work together to make a lasting change.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is JULY 11. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself." Anonymous April Cushing

JUNE 26

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
JUNE 26, 2006
Calendar of Events

JULY
4-Happy Independence Day. Be safe as you celebrate. TRASH IS ONE DAY LATE.
-Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855. More info call 503-4860.
5- LATE Tuesday trash pick-up for Hills, Heights and Village.
6- 1st Thursday at the Trailside from 7-8:30pm at 9901 Holmes.
8-READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
-Jumbo 49th Squadron Military Fly In of military R/C flying. Call 322-4575.
-Drive through Pet Clinic at KCMO Animal Health and Public Safety Bldg, 4400 Raytown Rd from 9am &#8211;11m. Rabies vac $5 for pet owners in zip codes: 64109, 64124, 64125, 64126, 64127, 64128, 64130, 64131, 64132, -64134-. The goal of these clinics is to help with vaccinations, licensing, and spay/neuter clinics for those who cannot afford the services. For more info call Michelle at 816-353-0940.
10- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, CAPTAIN ALTARISTE by Alturo Perez-Reverte
11-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting in Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
- UNLIMITED HOUSEHOLD TRASH PICK-UP. NO extra STICKERS required today.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13-The League of Women Voters will present a free PUBLIC Forum with candidates of the 50th District of the Missouri Legislature at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd , from 7pm. Bonnaye Mims(Dem), Michael Brown (Dem) and Art Harrington (Dem) will be present to answer questions.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside 7:30-9am at 9901 Holmes.
18-Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village, Hills
22- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
24-St Matthew Apostle CCO at 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
24-30 USSSA Girls 2006 Fast Pitch World Series. Call 503-4873.
26- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith.
29- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.

We are still taking applications at the Office if you are on limited or fixed income and would like to apply for possible MINOR HOME REPAIR FUNDS. For the KCHARP Grant you MUST live in Heights, Village or Hills. Call our Office at 761-6050 for more information. We are establishing a database to show the City there are many needs in our area as well as trying to network with existing programs. Help us - Help you. SIGN UP TODAY.

BE CONSIDERATE THIS 4th. Celebrate with caution and respect.
During the 4th week, trash WILL BE ONE DAY LATE.
There will be UNLIMITED HOUSEHOLD TRASH BAG PICK-UP the week of July 11th.

Don&#8217;t forget the Summer Reading Program at the Blue Ridge Library. Reading is not only for the summer or the youth. Pick up a book today.

OUR READING in the Park will be again at Ruskin Way Park on SATURDAY JULY 8 at 10am for toddlers to age 8 with adult escort. This will be an enjoyable time. Call if you would like to help. Other dates will be July 22, and 29. If bad weather it will be postponed till the next Saturday. This should be fun for all.

Keeping your yard cut, bulky only being put out close to the date, and cars being parked in the yards are all CITY CODES violations enforceable by fines. PLEASE help us keep our area CLEAN and attractive. Be a Participant. This will ONLY help our area be more attractive for all of us to enjoy. We have been making progress. Some streets are really showing much improvement. Remind your neighbor if you see something wrong. We all need to work together to make a lasting change.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is JULY 11. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain
April Cushing

JUNE 19

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
JUNE 19, 2006
Calendar of Events

JUNE

19-23 The Office will be closed.
24- READING in the PARK at Ruskin Way Park at 10am. This is for toddlers to age 8 with an adult escort. Weather permitting.
26-St Matthew CCO- at St Matthew Apostle Parish at 7pm.
28- Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 7pm. (LOOK UP FOR YES by Julia Tavalaro)

JULY

4- Happy Independence Day. Be safe as you celebrate.
6- 1st Thursday at the Trailside from 7-8:30pm at 9901 Holmes.
8-READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
10- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, CAPTAIN ALTARISTE by Alturo Perez-Reverte
11-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting in Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13-The League of Women Voters will present a free PUBLIC Forum with candidates of the 50th District of the Missouri Legislature at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd , from 7pm. Bonnaye Mims(Dem), Michael Brown (Dem) and Art Harrington (Dem) will be present to answer questions.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside 7:30-9am at 9901 Holmes.
18-Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village, Hills
22- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
24-St Matthew Apostle CCO at 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
26- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith.
29- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.

READING in the Park will begin at Ruskin Way Park on SATURDAY JUNE 24 at 10am for toddlers to age 8 with escort. This will be an enjoyable time. Call if you would like to help. Other dates will be July 8, 22, and 29. If bad weather it will be postponed till the next Saturday. This should be fun for all.

If you are on limited or a fixed income and would like the chance to apply for possible minor home repair funds and you live in Heights, Village or Hills call our Office at 761-6050 for more information. We are establishing a database to show the City there is need in our area as well as trying to network with existing programs. Help us - Help you.

DO NOT FORGET Jackie is back in business. Pass the word on to ALL your friends and neighbors. She takes clean styrofoam, glass, scrap metal, household batteries, egg cartons, old video tapes and discs, newspaper plastic, phone books, old tennis shoes, cardboard, and the curbside materials. If you have a chance go by and tell her you are GLAD she is back and thank Wal-Mart for giving her space. She has a VITAL service for OUR community and WE appreciate her concern.

BE CONSIDERATE THIS 4th. Celebrate with caution and respect. With the lack of rainfall the grass and houses are dry. Fire can occur at anytime. If you do not believe me drive on Newton, the west side of the railroad tracks, and notice the burnt house. Fire safety is a YEAR ROUND CONCERN. If you forgot to check your smoke detector in the spring, CHECK IT NOW. PLEASE be CAUTIOUS this Independence Day and stay alive. If you are traveling leave plenty of time for CONE ZONES, wear seat belts and watch your speed. We want you to have a wonderful vacation and to return safely home.

Our Sprayground has been a wonderful addition to the neighborhood, but it is OUR facility so be respectful of others and responsible in using the facility. For ANY disturbance call 911 and for mechanical problems call Parks & Rec or the Action Center at 513-1313.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is JULY 11. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog.

It is not so much where you are that counts, but the direction you are tending to go. Abraham Lincoln April Cushing

JUNE 13

Calendar of Events

JUNE

16 & 17- Ruskin Heights/Village Community Wide Yard Sale. 9am-5pm both days. Watch for balloons or signs to mark participation. Good luck to all those who participate.
18-Father&#8217;s Day.
19-BULKY pick-up in Heights, Village and Hills. One day late because of Sunday.
19-23 The Office will be closed.
24- READING in the PARK at Ruskin Way Park at 10am. This is for toddlers to age 8 with an adult escort. Weather permitting.
26-St Matthew CCO- at St Matthew Apostle Parish at 7pm.
28- Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.(LOOK UP FOR YES by Julia Tavalaro)

JULY

4- Happy Independence Day. Be safe as you celebrate.
6- 1st Thursday at the Trailside from 7-8:30pm at 9901 Holmes.
8-READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
10- Mystery Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, CAPTAIN ALTARISTE by Alturo Perez-Reverte
11-Ruskin Heights Homes Association Meeting in Ruskin High School Media Center at 7pm.
-Internet 101 at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.
13-The League of Women Voters will present a free PUBLIC Forum with candidates of the 50th District of the Missouri Legislature at Baptiste Ed Center, 5401 E. 103rd , from 7pm. Bonnaye Mims(Dem), Michael Brown (Dem) and Art Harrington (Dem) will be present to answer questions.
14-2nd Friday at the Trailside 7:30-9am at 9901 Holmes.
18-Bulky Pick-up for Heights, Village, Hills
22- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.
24-St Matthew Apostle CCO at 8001 Longview Rd at 7pm.
26- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library, 7pm, WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith.
29- READING IN THE PARK at Ruskin Way Park, 10-11am, toddler to age 8 with adult escort.


Our COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE will be from 9am-5pm on June 16th and 17th.Plan to participate with balloons or a sign. There will be treasures everywhere. Come and join us for a good time.

Our Sprayground has been a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. The kinks are being worked out mechanically, but it is our responsibility to keep it in good shape and clean. PLEASE empress on your children to respect the facility so we all can enjoy it for a long time to come. For ANY disturbance call 911 and for mechanical problems call Parks & Rec or the Action Center at 513-1313. This is just the beginning of things to come and we have to show responsibility with what we have before we can receive any more.

Our Ruskin Neighborhood Community Advisor Council is taking requests for minor home repair in the Ruskin Area. This list will help us identify needs in our community and better help us address them through special funding through the City and other programs. PLEASE CALL TODAY to REGISTER. For qualifications and to pre-register call the Office at 761-6050 or contact CAC 763-3277 to be put on our contact list.

READING in the Park will begin at Ruskin Way Park on Saturday June 24 at 10am for toddlers to age 8 with escort. This will be an enjoyable time. Call if you would like to help. Other dates will be July 8, 22, and 29. If bad weather it will be postponed till the next Saturday. This should be lots of fun.

Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is JULY 11.Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. The $36.00 Dues covers The Advocate, office manager, rent, security, and community service awards. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives.

http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog. The site also is filled with links that give a history of the Tornado and other wonderful information about tornados that have made history. Check out this page if you want to learn more or better yet share your memories of The Martin City and Ruskin Heights Tornado of May 20, 1957

The weak never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi April Cushing

JUNE 6

9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside at 9901 Holmes from 7:30am-9am.
10- COMBAT Information Resource Fair 10:30am-1:00pm at Baptiste Ed Center at 5401 E. 103rd St. Many booths with lots of information that will be well worth your time. Without a good turnout we cannot get further classes that would benefit the WHOLE community.
12-Mystery Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.( SAVAGE RUN by C.J. Box)
13-Ruskin Heights Homes Association ANNUAL Meeting-Ruskin High School Media Center 7pm.
-New Online Catalog Training for card holders at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
16 & 17- Ruskin Heights/Village Community Wide Yard Sale. 9am-5pm both days. Watch for balloons or signs to mark participation. Good luck to all those who participate.
18-Father's Day.
19-BULKY pick-up in Heights, Village and Hills. One day late because of Sunday.
19-23 The Office will be closed.
24- READING in the PARK at Ruskin Way Park at 10am. This is for toddlers to age 8 with an adult escort. Weather permitting.
26-St Matthew CCO- at St Matthew Apostle Parish at 7pm.
28- Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.(LOOK UP FOR YES by Julia Tavalaro)

COMBAT will sponsor an INFORMATION AND RESOURCE FAIR at Baptiste Ed Center Saturday, June 10 from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Participation at this fair will determine how many follow up classes we can get for our area. PLEASE come. This is VERY important to the survival of all of us working together to better our community. Building on programs already in place, can help us be a desired area to live. Help us to UNITE and BECOME a VOICE of MANY.

Ruskin Heights' Semi-ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE JUNE 13 at 7 PM in the RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER. Rentors, Homeowners and Landlords are all welcome to voice their concerns. Get involved so we can be a voice of MANY instead of a voice of ONE.

Our COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE will be from 9am-5pm on June 16th and 17th.Plan to participate with balloons or a sign.

Our Sprayground has been a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. The kinks are being worked out mechanically, but it is our responsibility to keep it in good shape and clean. PLEASE empress on your children to respect the facility so we all can enjoy it for a long time to come. For ANY disturbance call 911 and for mechanical problems call Parks & Rec or the Action Center at 513-1313. This is just the beginning of things to come and we have to show responsibility with what we have before we can receive any more.

There are many low cost events around Kansas City for the summer. Take advantage of the opportunity to investigating your own backyard for activities from yard sales to fairs. Kansas City has many free events exploring arts and entertainment, festivals of all kindsand even discounted tickets to local points of interest. Save on gas this summer; Explore KC.

Our Ruskin Neighborhood Community Advisor Council is taking requests for minor home repair funded through a HARP Grant for interested homeowners on fixed incomes. For qualifications and to pre-register call the Office at 761-6050 or contact CAC 763-3277 to be put on a contact list.

READING in the Park will begin at Ruskin Way Park on Saturday June 24 at 10am for toddlers to age 8 with escort. This will be an enjoyable time. Call if you would like to help. Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is June 13.Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. The $36.00 Dues covers The Advocate, office manager, rent, security, and community service awards. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd. & 470 from 8am-6pm. Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog. The site also is filled with links that give a history of the Tornado and other wonderful information about tornados that have made history. Check out this page if you want to learn more or better yet share your memories of The Martin City and Ruskin Heights Tornado of May 20, 1957

Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture. Amelia Earhart

April Cushing

MAY 30

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 30, 2006

Calendar of Events
JUNE
1-First Thursday at the Trailside from 7-8:30pm at 9901 Holmes.
3- National Trails Day Walk on the Indian Creek Trail starts at The Trailside Center at 9am.
6-Hickman Mills Area Plan Work Team Meeting 5:30pm Hickman High Gym.
7-Cornerstone of Care-Gillis Campus COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR FROM 9AM-3PM at 8150 Wornall Rd had 69 community service providers last year. This year promises to be bigger. Info call Thom McNamara 816-508-3516.
9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside at 9901 Holmes from 7:30am-9am.
10- COMBAT Information Resource Fair 10:30am-1:00pm at Baptiste Ed Center at 5401 E. 103rd St. Many booths with lots of information that will be well worth your time. Without a good turnout we cannot get further classes that would benefit the WHOLE community.
12-Mystery Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.( SAVAGE RUN by C.J. Box)
13-Ruskin Heights Homes Association ANNUAL Meeting-Ruskin High School Media Center 7pm.
-New Online Catalog Training for card holders at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
16 & 17- Ruskin Heights/Village Community Wide Yard Sale. 9am-5pm both days. Watch for balloons or signs to mark participation. Good luck to all those who participate.
19-BULKY pick-up in Heights, Village and Hills. One day late because of Sunday.
19-23 The Office will be closed.
24- READING in the PARK at Ruskin Way Park at 10am. This is for toddlers to age 8 with an adult escort. Weather permitting.
26-St Matthew CCO- at St Matthew Apostle Parish at 7pm.
28- Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.(LOOK UP FOR YES by Julia Tavalaro)

Ruskin Heights Semi-ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE JUNE 13 at 7pm in the RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER. Rentors, Homeowners and Landlords are all welcome to voice their concerns. Get involved so we can be a voice of MANY instead of a voice of ONE. Our COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE will be June 16th and 17th. Plan to participate with balloons or a sign.

The next OPEN MEETING for the Hickman Mills Area Plan will be Tuesday, June 6 at Hickman High School Gym. For more information check the following website
http://www.kcmo.org/planning.nsf/plnpres/HickmanMills_home?opendocument Feel free to visit it and get answers to your questions and give comments back. Participation is appreciated.

MODOT Offers I-70 Work Zone Map for travelers. Check the web at http://www.modot.org/workzones/maps.html In your travels near and far this summer REMEMBER YOUR SEATBELTS AND BE ALERT TO CONSTRUCTION ZONES . Plan ahead and leave plenty of time to ARRIVE ALIVE at your destination. There are many day trip ideas that are reasonable in cost to enjoy the summer. All the Jackson County Beaches and Parks are open for your enjoyment.

COMBAT will sponsor an INFORMATION AND RESOURCE FAIR at Baptiste Ed Center Saturday, June 10 from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Participation at this fair will determine how many follow up classes we can get for our area. PLEASE come. This is VERY important to the survival of all of us working together to better our community. Building on programs already in place, can help us be a desired area to live. Help us to UNITE and BECOME a VOICE of MANY.

Our Ruskin Neighborhood Community Advisor Council is taking requests for minor home repair funded through a HARP Grant for interested homeowners on fixed incomes. For qualifications and to pre-register call the Office at 761-6050 or contact CAC 763-3277 to be put on a contact list.

READING in the Park will begin at Ruskin Way Park on Saturday June 24 at 10am for toddlers to age 8 with escort. This will be an enjoyable time. Call if you would like to help.Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is June 13.Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the Action Center 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. The $36.00 Dues covers The Advocate, office manager, rent, security, and community service awards. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm.Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog. The site also is filled with links that give a history of the Tornado and other wonderful information about tornados that have made history. Check out this page if you want to learn more or better yet share your memories of The Martin City and Ruskin Heights Tornado of May 20, 1957

"Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home." - Bill Cosby
April Cushing

May 23

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 22, 2006
Calendar of Events

May
26- Longview SPRAYGROUND GRAND OPENING will be at 11am. Come ready to PLAY. City Officials, music and a GRAND Ribbon will be cut. Do not forget the sun screen!
27-28- Fort Osage Honors the American soldier in an interpretive presentation of the military 1790-2000. Admission is $5.00 Adults, $3.00 for Youth and Seniors. Open Tuesday through Sunday 9am-4:30pm. Call ahead 816-524-8770 for current detours.
29- Memorial Day. Blue Ridge Library closed. NO SCHOOL CSD-1.
30- Last Day of school for CSD-1.
- Center for Planning and Development Council Meeting at Summit View Church of the Nazarene, 801 W. 97th, For info ontact Joyce Maas 816-942-6890.
JUNE

1-First Thursday at the Trailside from 7-8:30pm at 9901 Holmes.
3- National Trails Day Walk on the Indian Creek Trail starts at The Trailside Center at 9am.
6-Hickman Mills Area Plan Work Team Meeting 5:30pm Hickman High Gym.
9- 2nd Friday at the Trailside at 9901 Holmes from 7:30am-9am.
10- COMBAT Information Resource Fair 10:30am-1:00pm at Baptiste Ed Center at 5401 E. 103rd St. Many booths with lots of information that will be well worth your time. Without a good turnout we cannot get further classes that would benefit the WHOLE community.
12-Mystery Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.( SAVAGE RUN by C.J. Box)
13-Ruskin Heights Homes Association ANNUAL Meeting-Ruskin High School Media Center 7pm.
-New Online Catalog Training for card holders at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
16 & 17- Ruskin Heights Community Wide Yard Sale. 9am-5pm both days. Watch for balloons or signs to mark participation. Good luck to all as you are treasure hunting.
19-BULKY pick-up in Heights, Village and Hills. One day late because of Sunday.
19-23 The Office will be closed.
24- READING in the PARK at Ruskin Way Park at 10am. This is for toddlers to age 8 with an older escort. Weather permitting.
26-St Matthew CCO- at St Matthew Apostle Parish at 7pm.
28- Regular Book Club, Blue Ridge Library, 7pm.(LOOK UP FOR YES by Julia Tavalaro)


The Longview SPRAYPOOL will have its GRAND OPENING Friday, May 26 at 11am. Come celebrate with us and be ready to PLAY.

The next OPEN MEETING for the Hickman Mills Area Plan will be Tuesday, June 6 at Hickman High School Gym. For more information check the following website
http://www.kcmo.org/planning.nsf/plnpres/HickmanMills_home?opendocument Fell free to visit it and get answers to your questions and give comments back. Participation is appreciated.


COMBAT will sponsor an INFORMATION AND RESOURCE FAIR at Baptiste Ed Center Saturday, June 10 from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Participation at this fair will determine how many follow up classes we can get for our area. PLEASE come. This is VERY important to the survival of all of us working together to better our community. Building on programs already in place, can help us be a desired area to live. Help us to UNITE and BECOME a VOICE of MANY.

Our Ruskin Neighborhood Community Advisor Council is taking requests for minor home repair funded through a HARP Grant for interested homeowners on fixed incomes. For qualifications and to pre-register call the Office at 761-6050 or contact CAC 763-3277 to be put on a contact list.

Our COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE WILL BE June 16(F), and 17(St) before Bulky. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED CALL THE OFFICE TODAY. Get your Signs and balloons ready to mark YOUR house. READING in the PARK will begin at Ruskin Way Park on Saturday June 24 at 10am for toddlers to age 8 with escort. This will be an enjoyable time. Call if you would like to help.
Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is JUNE 13.
Metropolitan SECURITY is 842-4040. To call about missed trash CALL the ACTION CENTER 816-513-1313. Call the Office as a follow up. The $36.00 Dues covers The Advocate, office manager, rent, security, and community service awards. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm.Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/
is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog. The site also is filled with links that give a history of the Tornado and other wonderful information about tornados that have made history. Check out this page if you want to learn more or better yet share your memories of The Martin City and Ruskin Heights Tornado of May 20, 1957

No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. Dwight D. Eisenhower April Cushing

MAY 16

Ruskin Neighborhood Community Newsletter
Published by Ruskin Heights Homes Association
May 16, 2006
Calendar of Events

May

17- Southern Communities Coalition meets at Baptiste Ed Center at 7pm.
18- BULKY DAY for Ruskin Heights, Hills and Village.
-Hickman Mills Area Plan Work Team Meeting, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Hickman High School Gym at 9010 Old Santa Fe Road. Anyone with interest in the area is encouraged to attend. For questions call Gerald Williams, Project Manager at 513-2869.
20- SHARE is ready for pick-up at CAC.
-HERSHEYS Track and Field Games are FREE for boys and girls age 9-14 with many track and field events. Deadline for entry forms is Friday, May 12. For more information Call Hillcrest Community Center at 784-7004.
21- 12th Annual Walk for Life benefiting the Crisis Pregnancy Center will start at 1pm at Shelter #10 at Longview Lake. A small lunch of hot dogs and chips will follow. For more information call Shirley Dobbins at 761-3278.
22- Summer Reading program starts at Blue Ridge Library for all participants. Join up today and get started toward your FREE reward books. For more information call 761-3382.
- SMA-CCO meets at St Matthew Apostle at 7pm.
24- Regular Book Club at Blue Ridge Library at 7pm.
26- Longview SPRAYGROUND GRAND OPENING will be at 11am. Come ready to PLAY. City Officials, music and a GRAND Ribbon will be cut Don&#8217;t forget the sun screen!
27-28- Fort Osage Honors the American soldier in an interpretive presentation of the military 1790-2000. Admission is $5.00 Adults, $3.00 for Youth and Seniors. Open Tuesday through Sunday 9am-4:30pm. Call ahead 816-524-8770 for current detours.
29- Memorial Day. Blue Ridge Library closed. NO SCHOOL CSD-1.

Don't forget the 12th Annual WALK FOR LIFE will be held Sunday May 21 at Shelter House #10 at Longview Lake. This benefits the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Grandview. Come and join us at 1:00pm. Checks can be made out to The Crisis Pregnancy Center and brought to the event. For more information call Shirley Dobbins at 761-3278.

The Longview SPRAYPOOL will have its GRAND OPENING Friday, May 26 at 11am. Come celebrate with us and be ready to PLAY.

http://beforemay.tripod.com/ruskintornado/ is the site for our Ruskin Heights Tornado blog. The site also is filled with links that give a history of the Tornado and other wonderful information about tornados that have made history. Check out this page if you want to learn more or better yet share your memories of The Martin City and Ruskin Heights Tornado of May 20, 1957.

http://www.kcmo.org/planning.nsf/plnpres/HickmanMills_home?opendocument is the website for the Hickman Mills Area Plan information. Fell free to visit it and get answers to your questions and give comments back. Participation is appreciated. The next Open Meeting will be Thursday, May 18, 5:30pm at Hickman High School Gym.

If you are concerned about the disfunction at the Post Office Drop Boxes call 1-800-ASK-USPS and complain that "it is an accident waiting to happen."

Information concerning the First Time Home Buyers Homes Tour is on two websites. www.kcmo.org and www.kchomeprograms.com On both websites the information is on the home page, just click on the section that says "Live your dream"

Our Ruskin Neighborhood Community Advisor Committee is taking requests for minor home repair funded through a HARP Grant for interested homeowners on fixed incomes. For qualifications and to pre-register call the Office at 761-6050 or contact CAC 763-3277 to be put on a contact list. By registering early we can help you fill out the paperwork as soon as the forms arrive. This is a wonderful program so take advantage of this opportunity made possible through cooperation with CCO and the City. Eligible areas are Ruskin Heights/ Village and Ruskin Hills. The sooner you call in, the sooner we can get the program started.

Our COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE WILL BE June 16(F), and 17(St) before Bulky. READING in the Park will begin at Ruskin Way Park on Saturday June 24 at 10am for toddlers to age 8 with escort. This will be an enjoyable time. Call if you would like to help. Our website is http://beforemay.tripod.com Our meetings NOW are at RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL Media Center at 7pm. The next meeting is June 13. Metropolitan Security is 842-4040. The Action Center is 816-513-1313. Leaf & Brush Site is Now OPEN on Saturdays ONLY at Raytown Rd & 470 from 8am-6pm.

Our 50th Anniversary of the Ruskin Tornado is coming up May 2007. Please take a few minutes to join us as we think of ideas to bring attention to Tornado Safety and those of our community who lost their lives. Any suggestions to activities would be appreciated.

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." - Helen Keller
April Cushing

MAY 9

Calendar of Events

May

9- Ruskin Heights Home Association Meeting at Ruskin High Media Ce