McGennis Youth Center Barbecue and Auction Set for Sunday, September 29

McGennis Youth Center Barbecue and Auction Set for Sunday, September 29

The annual McGennis Youth Center Barbecue and Auction are set for Sunday, September 29.

In conjunction with the barbecue and auction, September 29 will also be the Fourth Annual Car and Truck Show. Car show registration is 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 35 entries. Trophies will be awarded to the top three trucks, top three cars pre-1969 and top three cars 1970 or newer, plus Best Motor, Best Paint, Crowd Favorite, Raddest Rat Rod and Best of Show. No car will win more than one award. For more information on the car show, contact Jared Rankin, 417-448-4903.

Children’s games will start about 12:30 p.m. with all the classic country picnic contests.

Horse-drawn wagon rides around the Center will be given during the afternoon with Harry Byram from Sheldon bringing the team and wagon.

Attention will turn to the serving line at 1 p.m. The meal will again be catered by Food Fair of Rich Hill. There will be barbecued beef, pork and chicken with baked beans, cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, bread and iced tea and lemonade. Everyone who wishes to lend a hand to the Center is invited to bring along a cake for the dessert table. Any extra cakes will be auctioned off.

About 1:45 p.m. a unique variety of crafts and collectible items will go on the auction block, headed up this year by Auctioneer Larry Hacker. The craft auction has become known for its quality items ranging from antiques to delicious baked goods.

A popular part of the auction will again be featured this year. The Mad Hatter features ten McGennis Youth Center caps donated by Bell Photography. These caps, each numbered, will be auctioned off. At the end of the auction one of these numbers will be drawn. That winning number will win a Chiappa Firearms over/under 22-caliber/410 shotgun, donated by Bell Farms.

In the same vein, Schlyer Designs has donated a beautiful a set of diamond stud earrings with a half-carat total weight (quarter carat each earring). Ten numbered bags will be auctioned off, and the winning number drawn will win the earrings. The bags will each contain a gift certificate to Schlyer Designs ranging in value from $10 to $100.

For more information about the auction or to donate an item call Marc or Alison Bell at 660-832-4196. The generosity of those who donate and those who bid has made the auction a major revenue source for the Youth Center.

Admission to the barbecue is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children (ages 6-12). Tickets are for the meal and are not required for the auction.

From Rich Hill, the McGennis Youth Center is located five miles west on A Highway and four miles south on WW Highway.

FM 92 and AM 1530 off air for 1 hour this afternoon

The Butler City Electric Crew will be changing a transformer on

Monday, September 16th at the Butler Radio Station. This will leave

 FM 92.1and Kmam 1530 without power for approximately 30

minutes. FM 92.1 and Kmam will be off the air for a short period of

 time on Monday, September 16th from approximately 3:15  until 3:35.

We should be back to regular programming by 4:00 pm.

Help Wanted: St. Clair Deputy Sheriff

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for
full-time positions as a Deputy Sheriff. Primary duties will include transporting inmates to and from court in Kansas City, Springfield, and Osceola, plus medical runs to different doctor offices. Secondary duties would include patrol, answering calls for service, paper service, and other various duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements are. Applicants must be a high school graduate, at least 21 years of age, POST Certified, have a valid driver’s license, and successfully pass a thorough background investigation. Benefits include paid holidays, sick leave and vacation time. Health insurance is available. They are an equal opportunity employer.

Interested persons can call or stop by the office to fill out an application or telephone: (417) 646-2565 Address: 360 Chestnut, Osceola, MO 64776.

Butler Police Department Activity Report


Animal complaint Mill and Broadway
Property damage 700 block of S high
Wellbeing check 400 S Delaware
Wellbeing check 400 block of W Ohio
Recover stolen vehicle
Walk in assault report
Report of counterfeit bills 900 block of N Fulton


Disturbance Dakota and Fulton
Animal complaint S Park
C and I driver call E Oak


Possible prowler 300 block of E Pine
Animal complaint 400 block of W College
Accident Mill and Delaware
Walk in theft report
Prowler 500 block of N Main
Theft report 100 block of S Delaware
Property damage report 1100 block of N Orange


Disturbance Pine and Lyons
Medical assist Fawn Drive
Disturbance House of Hounds
Wellbeing check Rice Rd and Ft Scott
Animal complaint 200 block of S Broadway
Warrant service Maple and Clark


Animal complaint 300 block of E Nursery
Medical assist 805 N Orange
Theft report 800 block of S Birch
Accident Harrison and Orange
Warrant service Water and Vine
Warrant service 309 E Dakota


Assault report 100 block of S Wells
911 disturbance 812 W Pine
Animal complaint N Maple


Wellbeing check Fran Apts
Accident Ft Scott and High
Keep the peace White Oak
Attempt to locate 800 block of N Water