Bates County Coroner’s Activity Report, Jan. 15th – 30th, 2018

Bates County Coroner, Greg D. Mullinax has submitted this Activity Report for the period January 15-31, 2018:

·      3 Nursing Home/Hospice type deaths were reported for the period. All cases were reviewed with none requiring further investigation.

·      On January 26, the Coroner was called to Bates County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department per protocol. Mr. Robert Skocy was pronounced by ER personnel with the death being of natural causes.

On January 31 at 3:35 PM the Coroner was called to a rural residence near Appleton City in Bates County. Mr. James Hough was pronounced by Coroner Greg Mullinax with death being due to natural causes.

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BCMH Rehabilitation Center Celebrating Their Open House

BUTLER, Mo. – This Valentine’s Day, consider doing something for your heart by attending the Bates County Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Center’s Open House.

As February 11-17 is National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, BCMH is recognizing the week by hosting an Open House in Cardiac Rehab. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Staff members in our Cardiac Rehab Center will welcome visitors to take a tour, or just talk about the services available. Visitors will also be treated to refreshments and giveaways.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an individualized and personalized treatment plan, including evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and other health related areas. It is more than a medical treatment; it is the foundation for recovery from illness, surgery or other cardiac events. It can help restore quality of life, and leads to living a healthier lifestyle.

According to the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the following are some of the benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation:

·        Live longer and lessen your chances for another heart attack

·        Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath

·        Stop or reverse damage to your blood vessels in your heart

·        Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease

·        Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities, including work, hobbies, and regular exercise

·        Improve your confidence and well-being

Have you or someone you love suffered a cardiac-related event? Stop by the BCMH Cardiac Rehab Open House to talk to our trained staff members about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, eligibility requirements for the gym membership, or any other questions you may have about exercising and staying healthy with cardiac disease.


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Bates County Sheriff’s Office Charges Bates County Woman


On February 5, 2018 The Bates County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation regarding cash and jewelry that was stolen from a residence in Bates County.


On February 6, 2018 Sheila Frye (DOB 4/22/1967) was arrested by Bates County Sheriff’s Deputies at which time Deputies located a substance that Frye identified as heroin.


Frye was charged with a Class C Felony of Stealing and with Possession of a Controlled Substance.  She was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Frye is currently being held in the Bates County Jail on a $25000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Harrisonville High School Art Club Hosts 2nd Annual Cupcakes and Canvas/March 8

The Harrisonville High School Art Club is hosting their 2nd Annual Cupcakes and Canvas Event on Thursday, March 8th at 6pm in the Harrisonville High School Cafeteria.

Tickets to attend are $20, and they may be purchased from any Harrisonville High School Art Club member or from the Harrisonville High School Front Office by March 1st.


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