4 More Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 in Bates County

July 31, 2020 Bates County Health Center has confirmed 4 more positive cases of COVID-19 in Bates County—all 4 are household contacts of 2 previously reported cases and had been quarantined at their homes. All contact tracing has been done and any parties that have had close contact were notified.

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Driver Rescued from High Water near Gunn City

Cass Co – Cass County Sheriff Office D.E.R.T. (Disaster Emergency Response Team) assisted the East Lynne and Harrisonville Fire Departments after receiving a call of motorist stranded in high water. Around 9:00 am today, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a delivery company dispatcher that the driver of a

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Butler High School New Student Enrollment

If you have a new student to the Butler High School this year, the following are things you need to get them enrolled.  Please bring your Proof of Residency, Social Security Number, Birth Certificate, and Immunization Record to the high school office on August 4 or 5 between 9 am and

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2 Injured in Early Morning Rollover Accident in Bates County

On 7/31/20 around 2:45am the Bates County Sheriffs Office along with Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers and Adrian Fire Department responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on F Highway just west of CR 1801 in rural Bates County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the

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MO Highway Patrol Invites Public to Provide Feedback

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites the public to take part in a public opinion survey regarding safety and security, officers’ attitudes and competency, overall agency performance, and concerns regarding crime and social issues. The 2020 Public Opinion Survey opens August 1, and runs the

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Endangered Silver Advisory Alert

The Lee’s Summit Police Department has issued an Endangered SILVER Advisory for a missing adult incident that occurred at 920 NW High Point Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO at 8:00 p.m. on July 30, 2020.  The endangered SILVER advisory missing adult is:  Jerry T. Johnson, a white male, age 83, height 5

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Gwendolyn Sue Tarvin, age 66 of Butler

Funeral services for Gwendolyn Sue Tarvin will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 4,2020 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler Missouri. Visitation will be Monday, August 3, 5-7 p.m. at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to the family, Immanuel Baptist church, and Heartland Hospice.

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Norma Fritts, 86 of Butler, MO.

Funeral services for Norma Fritts will be 10 a.m. Saturday August, 1, 2020 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Visitation will be prior to services from 9-10 Saturday August 1 at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. Contributions to Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can

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Special Stock Cow Sale at MOKAN Livestock, August 8th

Don’t miss the Special Stock Cow Sale at Mo-Kan Livestock Saturday, August 8th at 5 PM. They are expecting 500 head of bred heifers, bred cows, pairs and breeding bulls. Visit mo-kanlivestock.com for detailed listings and photos of cattle consignments. If you have any questions, call Steve Wheeler (417-840-4149)

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Branson Officials Mandate Masks

The city of Branson has issued a mask mandate for their citizens and their guests.  The order starts July 31st and ends September 8th. The ordinance has the following components: Requires individuals to wear face coverings while in indoor and outdoor public spaces unless they are engaged in certain activities

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New Scam to Watch Out For

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office would like to make citizens aware of yet another scam that has hit the area. Have you ever had random products delivered to you? It turns out these products are part of an international scam called BRUSHING. Brushing happens when sellers create fake accounts, purchase their

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Bates County Toys for Tykes

Looking ahead the next few months, the Toys for Tykes organization know this is a difficult time for so many families, and they want all Bates County families to know that they will do everything they can to help this holiday season. Being a small charity, Bates County Toys for Tykes

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Is Creep Feeding Right for Your Cattle Operation

“The key to using a calf creep feeding program is make sure that it is profitable,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.  Davis will discuss considerations when determining if calf creep feeding is right for your cattle operation. “Calf cost of gain during the creep feeding program is

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Notice of Election and Polling Places for Bates County

NOTICE OF ELECTION Notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held in the County of Bates on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 for the purpose of voting on candidates and ballot issues.  The official ballot for the election will be in substantially the following form found on the

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More COVID-19 Cases in Bates County

July 30, 2020 Bates County Health Center has confirmed 2 more positive cases of COVID-19 in Bates County—a female in her 50’s from Adrian & a female in her 20’s from Butler. All contact tracing has been done and any parties that have had close contact were notified. Any individuals

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Robert (Danny) McClellan, age 60 of Rich Hill

Robert (Danny) McClellan, age 60 of Rich Hill, MO passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home in Rich Hill, MO. Danny’s wishes were to be cremated with no services. He is survived by his wife, Sheila McClellan of Rich Hill, MO; a son, Brian McClellan of Huntington, West

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Notice Issued by Bates County Coroner, Greg Mullinax

On Sunday morning, July 26, 2020 my office was notified of the death of an individual following an accident in Bates County. The case was referred to my jurisdiction. On the same date, Bates County EMS and first responders were dispatched to a rural road in northwestern Bates County at

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KBI requesting the public’s help to locate a person of interest

–PLEASE SHARE- NEW Info.– KBI agents along with the Medicine Lodge Police Department, and the Barber County Sheriff’s Department are requesting the public’s help to locate a person of interest connected to the homicide of Joyce Foulkrod that occurred in Medicine Lodge. Investigators are searching for Clinton W. Rogers, a

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Austin Lancaster, 29 of Peculiar, MO.

Austin Lancaster, 29 of Peculiar, Missouri passed away July 28, 2020. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held just prior to services Saturday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, also at the funeral home. Burial

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Bates County Commissioner’s Report​

- Alvin Griffin Northern Commissioner​