Chamber Connection
April 15th, 2016

TGIF! It is going to be perfect weekend in Richmond!  I hope you all get to enjoy the beautiful weather!

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Chamber News!


Did you know the Chamber has an area job listings section on our website?  Chamber members are able to list their available positions on there for FREE!

The 36th Annual Mushroom Festival will be upon us before you know it.  We have lots of new events and vendors this year!  

The Scoop of Richmond 

  Will open for the season today
Friday April 15th

Richmond Rotary 

  The Richmond Rotary will hold their weekly meeting today, April 15th at Jeffrey Kyles at noon.  
Richey Chiropractic Center
 Thank you everyone for your support during our ribbon cutting ceremony and open house that was held to celebrate our new location.   

Sincerely, Brad and Paula Richey
Masonic Lodge #57

~Friday April 15th @ 6pm~
Food or Money Donation To Harvesters!
Great for people completely new to yoga, Community Yoga class combines our Beginner's Yoga and Restorative Yoga classes into one wonderful experience.

Monthly Unlimited Yoga
Unlimited Monthly Yoga: $75 (plus tax) for 30 days of unlimited yoga classes. Expires thirty days after purchase. Cannot be shared.
$75.00 per month

New Yoga Student Special
New Yoga Student Special: $30 (plus tax) for 30 days of unlimited yoga classes. Try all our classes and figure out what works best for you and your schedule. New students only. Expires thirty days after purchase. One time purchase so no monthly fees, cannot be shared.

4 Yoga Classes per Month
4 Yoga Classes Per Month: $40 (plus tax) for 4 yoga class credits per month. Expires thirty days after purchase. Can be shared with one other person. Contact us BEFORE purchasing if you would like to share this plan with another person.
$40.00 per month

8 Yoga Classes Per Month
8 Yoga Classes Per Month: $70 (plus tax) for 8 yoga class credits per month. Expires thirty days after purchase. Can be shared with one other person. Contact us BEFORE purchasing if you would like to share this plan with another person.
$70.00 per month

"Called to Walls" is a documentary on the effect and application of community murals.  The Ray County Community Arts Association is sponsoring this FREE movie at the Cannonball in Lexington from 11am to 1pm on Saturday April 16th.  
Ray County Museum
The RAY COUNTY MUSEUM will be open on Saturday April 16. We will resume normal hours on Wed April 20th. I want to thank everyone for all the good thoughts while I was off. Linda Emley

Ray County Library
Ray County Library
Saturday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m.
Read and sing about dragons and make a fire-breathing creature!  Each child attending will get to take home a free book! This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Missouri State Library. Best for ages 0-6.


Sign up Now for Shirkey Golf Courses Deuce Classic

2-man scramble
April 30 and May 1st
Saturday starts at 12 Sunday starts at 9
Cash Payout 
Calcutta after Saturdays Round
4 flights (based on full field)
Appetizers after Saturdays round
Lunch and Drink Specials all weekend
Call the shop to sign up 816-470-2582

The Farris Theatre

This weekend at the Farris Theatre:
Friday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in 2D and 9:45 p.m. in 3D
Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in 3D and 9:45 p.m. in 2D
Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. in 2D
Tickets $5 2D - $8 3D

Grace Church

Every Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm at their location 606 South Camden St. in Richmond.

Every Wednesday after school (even on early release days)  there is a FREE after school program until 5:30pm for grades K-6th.  

Ray County Library
GED/ HSE Tutoring
The Providing Academic Support Success (PASS) offers a strategy for high school exam preparation. Practice tests area available. Tutors help students evaluate areas they need to strengthen prior to taking the test. Work is assigned individually, with one-on-one support. There is no cost to participants, start at any time, self-paced learning, individualized tutoring, and they have six different locations. Currently at the Ray County Library the PASS program meets every Monday in the Community Room from 12-2pm. Interested individuals can contact the front desk or call 816-726-6717.

Family Storytime
Ray County Library
Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Join us for our weekly storytime as we sing, read and make crafts! The planned activities will help develop early literacy skills and are targeted for ages 0-5. Children 2 years old and under must have an adult with them throughout the program. 

Genealogy Assistance 
Are you needing help with genealogy research? Please stop in and talk to the Library Director to discuss the free local assistance that is available for your needs. Call the front desk at 816-776-5104 or email

Reserve a Librarian
The Ray County Library's Reserve a Librarian service allows you to spend a 30-minute session with a professional librarian who can offer assistance tailored to your needs. This will allow you to reserve a librarian for an uninterrupted one-on-one, face to face, 30 minute session. To inquire what assistance can be offered through this program and/or to set up a convenient time to meet with a librarian who will work exclusively with you, call Rochelle McCaulley at 816-776-5104 or stop by the front desk for a request form.

Outreach is available to patrons who are home-bound. The librarians pick a collection of books which suit that patron and deliver them to their home when needed. Please contact the front desk if you would like to be included in this service.

Richmond Kiwanis Club

Will host their weekly meeting on Tuesday April 19th at noon at the 19th Hole in Richmond.  

Ray County Library
Medicare Assistance
Thursday, April 19th 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
A representative from CLAIM will offer free assistance with your Medicare questions. Types of assistance can include, but are not limited to: general questions, enrollment and billing, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medigap and supplemental insurance. 

      Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post  #237    


On Tuesday April 19th,  The American Legion will be hosting
Bingo Night
at the Ray County Memorial Veteran's Building.  
The doors will open at 4pm for the meal and games will start at 6pm.  It only costs $20 to play all evening.  

Attention Richmond Area Businesses : SHOW YOUR COLORS !! Griffith-Skiles American Legion Post #237 will be launching a new program on Sunday, May 1, 2016 and the first Sunday of every month there after. Beginning in May, staff members of the American Legion will drive around the businesses to see who is flying the American Flag. Each month we will award a certificate and recognition to the business. The only rules are, you must be a Richmond area business and have your flag flying or properly displayed outside for the public to view. If you need to purchase a flag or have questions on how to properly fly or display your flag, call the post at (816)-776-8056 between 8 - 10 am M-F or leave a message. We are hoping to encourage all local businesses to get onboard and SHOW YOUR COLORS by flying our flag in and around our community. We will also watch for flags that nee to be replaced because they are worn, faded or torn. The American Legion will be glad to properly dispose of any unserviceable flags as a service to the community. Share this for everyone to see. Thank you.
Mark Foley, Commander

     36th Annual Mushroom Festival

There will be an organizational meeting on Wednesday April 20th at noon at Home Town Pizza.  We are getting down to crunch time!  Meetings will be held weekly from this point out.  If you are interested in volunteering please plan on attending.  We could use your help. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever!  


     Oak Pointe Assisted Living Facility

will have blood pressure checks available Wednesday April 6th from 1-3pm at their facility in Richmond.  

     Ray County Memorial Hospital
Gift Shop Sale!

Wednesday April 20th, is the RCMH 20% off sale!  Everything in the shop including conceal and carry purses plus much more.

Ray County Library
Ray County Library
Thursday, April 21st, drop in anytime during library hours
Make art with a variety of materials! Best for ages 1-5.

     Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce

will hold it's monthly board meeting at 11:30am at the 19th Hole in Richmond.
The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is working hard to ensure that every decision made is supporting our effort to... 
"Be Relevant!"


Natalie Lamar
Executive Director
Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce
phone 816-776-6916
fax 816-776-6917