CMYK                                                                                   THE STAR HERALD                    ...
CMYK                                                                                                                      ...
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  1. 1. CMYK THE STAR HERALD SPORTS SCENE Sims qualifies to compete at world’s largest rodeo SECTION B ● THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010 Courtesy photosSkyler Sims, an incoming sophomore at Raymore-Peculiar, will be competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo in the bullriding competition. Skyler Sims, an incoming sophomore at Raymore-Peculiar, has in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be vying for more than compete in an NRA rifle shooting competition, test their skillsearned a position on the Missouri HIgh School Rodeo Team and $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the in a Knowledge Bowl competition, have the chance to shop thewill be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyo., from National High School Rodeo National Champion. To earn this ever-popular NHSFR western tradeshow, and visit the historicalJuly 18-24 to compete at the 62nd annual National High School title, contestants must finish in the top 20 after two go-rounds of attractions of the Cowboy State.Finals Rodeo. intense competition before advancing to Saturday night’s final To follow local favorites at the NHSFR, visit the NHSRA’s Sims will compete in the bullriding compeition. championship performance. The 2010 NHSFR is scheduled to air website daily for complete results at For general Sims just finished his third year as a member of the Missouri on RFD-TV. information, call 307-682-0552.High School Rodeo Association and is ranked as one of the top Please check for broadcast times, or catch all Sims is looking for sponsors to help him get to the NHSRAfour bullriders in Missouri High School Rodeo. When he trav- of the NHSFR action live via on their audio web National Finals.eled to Gallup, New Mexico last year for the junior high National cast. Any donations would be appreciated and businesses thatFinals, he was ranked number 16 in the nation. Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet donate over $100 will have their company name put on a button Featuring over 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the down shirt that Sims will wear at his rodeos. He currently ridesProvinces, and Australia, the National High School Finals is the opportunity to represent their team in a volleyball tournament, on most Wednesday nights at the Crazy Horse, located at M-291world’s largest rodeo. In addition to competing for over $200,000 enjoy nightly contestants dances, participate in a talent contest, and M-58 Highways in Raymore. Golf Tournament raises money for D.A.R.E Camp Half-marathon, 5K results announced Several local people competed in the Lucky 13.1 Half Marathonand 5K held at Raymore-Peculiar High School June 19. In the male age group 1-19, Rafael Lozano of Raymore placedsecond in the half marathon in 1:25.14 hours. Peculiars HaidenFuller completed the race in 1:40.49 hours for fourth place. AustinJones of Peculiar took sixth place in a time of 1:57.48 hours.Beltons Trey Ryan placed seventh in a time of 1:58.46 hours. In the male group ages 20-24, Peculiars Benjamin Hill placedfirst in a time of 1:32.41 hours and Raymores Griffin Smith tooksecond in a time of 1:41.46 hours. In the male age group 35-39, Shawn Black of Belton placedsecond in a time of 2:15.20 hours. In the female age group 35-39,Raymores Rachel Westendorf took first place in a time of 1:57.22hours. In the male age group 45-49, Beltons Todd Norcross tookeighth place in a time of 2:32.44 hours. In the age group 50-54,Peculiars Tom Broadhurst placed fifth in a time of 1:48.34 hoursand Raymores Kevin Heinrich finished sixth in a time of 1:53.43hours. In the female age group 20-24, Peculiars LIsa Scrivener tooksecond place with a time of 1:52.00 hours. Harrisonvilles JacylnBirchmeier placed third in a time of 1:57.03 minutes and RachelBirchmeier, also of Harrisonville, placed fourth with the sametime. In the female age group 25-29, Freemans Jill Burchett tookthird place with a time of 2:01.07 hours. In the age group 30-34for women, Raymores Aileen Murphy-Swift took first place in atime of 1:49.27 hours. In the female age group 40-44, Harrisonvilles Krista Pattersonplaced third with a tiem of 2:12.18 hours. Kerrie OConner ofRaymore took fourth in a time of 2:13.18 hours and Freemans Top left: Jim Wingo taking the first swing.Top right: Eagles’ Landing is “regarded as one the best New Public GolfAnn Burchett finished fifth in a time of 2:26.21 hours. In the female age group 45-49, Harrisonvilles Lorie Birchmeier Courses in the Kansas City area,” according to its website. Bottom left: Teresa Stocking and her team, Chuck Stock-took second place with a time of 2:12.32 hours. ing, Steve Whitmore and Jim Wingo, come out every year to support the DARE program, she said. Bottom right: Ron Myer lining up his shot. Bottom right corner: Harmon Tire, Furniture Deals and Kansas City Police Credit Union were Pirate soccer three of the hole sponsors. players earn BY MELISSA COWAN skating, bowling, movies and more at participated in the golf tournament. camp this year, which runs July 12-16. “We’re doing this for the cause, “(The camp) gives kids an opportunity too,” said his teammate, Tim Meyers. conference honors The Belton Police Department’s 18th to do some fun things,” said Sgt. Lance “And it’s an excuse to take the day off.” annual DARE Golf Tournament was held Crull of the Belton Police Department. June 17 at the Eagles Landing Golf “(And) it reinforces what we teach in the Four Belton High School girls soccer players have been named Course in Belton. DARE program.”to the Suburban Conference All-Conference team for the recently Seventeen teams of four par- The $60 fee per player will go towardconcluded spring season. ticipated to help raise money the camp; hole sponsorship was also Named the second team were Nikki Hutchison, sophomore for the DARE Summer Camp. available for $60 for businesses to placemidfielder; and Norma Merren, senior defender. The camp is open to all fifth grade stu- their sign at one of the 18 holes and will Named honorable mention were Ashely Cole, freshman for- dents in the Belton School District who also go toward the camp.ward; and Erin DeWeese, junior midfielder. completed the DARE program during the “It’s a pretty day, and we haven’t played school year. golf yet this year,” said Ron Myer, who Students can expect to enjoy roller
  2. 2. CMYK CMYKPage 6A THE STAR HERALD Thursday, June 24, 2010 Thursday, June 24, 2010 THE STAR HERALD Page 7AFinally! a weekend in the sun (mostly) . . . Above left: Belton High School’s marching band percussion section during Saturday’s parade; Top right: BHS cheerleaders pass out treats during the parade; bottom left: Belton Queen judges Patte Klaus Schreihofer, Jeff Fletcher and Karen Fletcher perform their duties during Friday’s contest; bottom center: Amanda Willard of Belton leads the Mia’s Elite float with a leap during Saturday’s parade; bottom right: parade Grand Marshal Faye Wallace greets the crowd during the parade. Belton Community Days 2010 Above: Rylee Spiller displays her dance moves during Saturday eve- ning’s program under the big tent. Spiller is part of the Mia’s Elite dance team. Top left: Teens pack into a ride at the Community Days carnival Saturday; top right: Carnegie Village’s float in the parade Saturday morning; middle left: Donna’s Doorway to Dance perform- ers show off their talent under the big tent on Friday; middle right: crowds line Main Street to watch Saturday’s parade; bottom left: the Parachute Adams band performs during Saturday night’s main show under the big tent; bottom right: Dotty Hoopes follows theTop left: 2010 Belton High School graduate Allyssa Sapp performs under the big tent Saturday evening; crowds jockey for position along Main Street prior to Saturday Carnegie Village float.morning’s parade; second row, left: newly crowned Belton Queen Morgan Page rides in Saturday’s parade; second row, right: junior royalty winners share their space in aboat during the parade; third row, left: a terrier behaves perfectly during the parade; third row, right: Belton Queen candidates pose for photos after the contest; bottom left:Belton High School forensics champ Lauren Tinch performs her storytelling art under the bit tent Saturday; Belton Queen attendants wave to the crowd during Saturday’sparade. photos by Allen Edmonds / The Star Herald
  3. 3. CMYKPage 2A THE STAR HERALD Thursday, June 17, 2010 AREA NEWS A Trip to Memory Lane BY VALERIE REED shop. The antique store is full of vintage cash registers, type- Started in 2005, Romaine writers, scales and marbles, allDennis of West Line built a which can be purchased.tiny church in memory of his When Dennis isnt construc-mother, who died that same tion or decorating, he is at hisyear. Dennis has continued to classic car shop, “Good Timebuild six more buildings, creat- Classics,” also in West Memory Lane. When asked what influenced This miniature nostalgic him to create Memory Lane, Below: Dennistown is inspired by the 40s, 50s Dennis commented, “I dont Antique Store.and 60s. know why, I just had the ground Throughout the years, sitting there . . . I just started Bottom: TheDennis has built and decorated drawing it out on paper.” first buildings,seven buildings on Memory Dennis welcomes groups the churchLane. Originally, there were and individuals to come out and and school.two roads, but he decided to tour his little town. Weekendsclose the second road and add are the best time to visit, allow-more buildings. These include a ing visitors to meet Dennis andchurch, bank, town hall, diner, explore inside the buildings.gas station, boutique, store, Memory Lane is located Top left: Inside Dennis Store the wallsschool and barber shop. in western Cass County, right Dennis has temporarily before Louisburg, Kan. To plan are covered with antiques that canstopped building and is focus- a trip, call Dennis at 816-899- be purchased. Top right: Memorying on the interior of the barber 2491. Lane street sign welcoming you in the hands of a wooden bear. Above: All the desks are lined up in the one room school house. Photos by Melissa Cowan / The Star Herald Above: Romaine poses in front of the Gulf Filling Station, where sometimes he parks his classic cars. Left: Gulf Gas Station and DDs Diner, THE STAR HERALD READERS CONTACTS The Star Herald is published every Thursday at Publisher Editor Advertising Manager (816) 331-5353 SUBSCRIPTION RATES * © 2010, Belton 419 Main St., Mark Maassen Linda Thompson Vicki Daniel Belton, MO 64012. Periodicals postage paid at CASS & JACKSON COUNTIES ANNUAL 816-380-3228 (Ext. 2228) 816-331-5353 (Ext. 222) 816-331-5353 (Ext. 223) Publishing Company $31.00 Belton, Mo. (USPS 519-420) MISSOURI & KANSAS POSTMASTER: Staff Writer Send address changes to $38.00 Allen Edmonds The Star Herald is a The Star Herald ELSEWHERE IN THE USA 816-331-5353 (Ext. 225) McClatchy newspaper P.O. Box 379 $43.00 Belton, MO 64012 * Includes Kansas City Sunday Star.