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Ray County Coalition Community Survey

June 9, 2010 Coalition

The Ray County Coalition is gathering information about the attitudes and opinions held by adults regarding alcohol use in our community. Your opinions are very valuable to us and will help us plan and obtain funding for future programs. If you have questions about the survey, you may contact Theresa Rice at 816-580-3752 or by e-mail at

Please complete this survey no later than June 25, 2010.

Ray County 2010 Survey

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Annual Luncheon Right Around The Corner!

June 5, 2010

The Ray County Coalition will be holding our annual luncheon with Volunteer Aprreciation and Legislative Forum on July 8, 2010 at the United Christian Presbyterian Church.  Watch for more information!

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Lawson C.I.A. in need of shoes!

March 2, 2010 Coalition

Lawson C.I.A. are in need of a lot of shoes.  They will be used for a display to show the lives lost from drinking and driving.  The shoes will be donated to charity after the display is complete.
On March 12th, C.I.A. will be sponsoring a Game Night at Lawson High School from 6:00 p.m.

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Ray County Coalition 2nd Annual Gala Coming Up

March 1, 2010 Coalition

The Ray County Coalition and the Ray County Youth Advisory Council (RC YAC) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Gala on April 3, 2010 at Mellon's Community Center in Lawson.  Tickets are on sale for $25 per person.  There will be dinner, a silent auction, a live auction, and dancing.  Plan on attending for an enjoyable evening!

We are looking for donated items for the auctions.  If you would like to donate an item or make a monetary donation to the Coalition, please contact Shannon Wollard at (816) 405-3073 or Christal Milligan at (816) 809-8097. 

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Charity Ball & Auction

February 28, 2010


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Hardin B.A.D.D. Council Held 1st Annual Sweetheart Dinner & Dance

February 8, 2010

On February 5th, the Hardin B.A.D.D.  Council held their 1st Annual Sweetheart Dinner & Dance at the Hardin-Central gym.  We have had a dance for Valentine's nearly every year, but this year wanted to make it even more special.  We received donations from Wal-Mart and help from parents to have a full-fledged sit down dinner this year.  We began the evening by having 6th graders Tommy Burton, Rhyler Estenbaum, James McGraw, David Klein, Samara Dunson, Addison Penny,  and Marcus Pearon serve the guests salad once they were seated in the gym.  5th graders

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Ray County Coalition Honors Volunteers

October 7, 2009 Coalition

The Ray County Coalition recognized volunteers at their Annual Luncheon Meeting August 13th at the United Christian Presbyterian Church in Richmond.  36th District Representative spoke to the group about the Power of Volunteerism, lauding their willingness to give their time on preventing substance abuse and violence.  The coalition received their second national award for their contribution to the rural alcohol and drug abuse field.

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Governor Nixon signs bill that includes the ban of AWOL devices

July 14, 2009 Coalition

Governor Nixon signed HB 62 on July 9th, 2009.  HB 62 is the omnibus crime bill that included the ban of the alcohol without liquid devices (AWOL).  This law will go into effect August 28th, 2009.

Thank you to all the Missouri Youth Adult Alliance (MYAA), coalition members and various community members that advocated and educated to ensure our law makers were aware of the dangers AWOL machines can have on our youth.  Your tireless efforts made this ban possible. 

To read more about the bill, click here.

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Wollard Elected 2008-2009 Northland Coalition Officer

August 1, 2008 Coalition

The Northland Coalition, a group of community volunteers from Clay, Platte and Ray counties, recently elected officers for 2008-09. Pictured from left to right: Tom Mayfield, treasurer, Dan White, president, Mary Jo Misner, president-elect and Shannon Wollard , vice president of advocacy.  – Not pictured is Stacy Benninghoff, secretary.

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Character Education and Anti-Bullying Artwork Contest

November 15, 2007 Programs

The Ray County Coalition in partnership with all five school districts in Ray County, sponsored a County-wide Character Education and Anti-Bullying artwork contest. The contest was open to all public, private and home school students K-12th grade. The winners were recognized at the Coalition's monthly meeting as winners received gift certificates and other donations items from area businesses throughout Ray County.

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