Butler: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest: Free Pumpkins to the first 30 people on October 26th starting at 10 am at Autumn Acres Pumpkin Patch!

Pumpkin Decorating contest hosted by the Butler Chamber of Commerce

and Autumn Acres Pumpkin Patch! The first 30 people that plane to carve a pumpkin for the

Butler Chamber Contest may pick up a free pumpkin at the Autumn Acres Pumpkin Patch.

on Saturday, October 26th starting at 10 am. Judging will be

held Halloween night during the Butler Trunk or Treat on the Butler

Square. Have your pumpkins turned in by 5:00 pm at the Gazebo on the

Butler Courthouse lawn for judging. Prizes will be awarded for first,

second and third place. Have fun and be creative with your pumpkin


Fall workshops to discuss establishment, management, and cattle grazing benefits of warm season grasses

Stockton, Mo.-“Warm season grasses provide high quality summer forage for cattle grazing and allow rest time for lower quality cools season pastures,” says Patrick Davis, MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist.  Ideal planting time for native warm season grasses is winter and spring.  Therefore, MU Extension will provide Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshops during November to educate cattle producers interested in knowledge on establishment, management and cattle grazing benefits of warm season grasses.

Locations and times for these workshops will be:

  • November 8th, Kneeland Center, 209 A South Main, Liberal, Mo. at 1:00 p. m.
  • November 19th, Bates County NRCS/SWCD Office, 625 West Nursery Box B, Butler, Mo.at 6:00 p. m. 

MU Extension Agronomy and Livestock Field Specialists will give similar presentations at each locations.  Presentation topics will include:

  • Warm Season Grass Development and Management
  • Cattle Nutrition and Grazing Management on Warm Season Grasses

Workshop is free to the public but registrations is required to attend.  To register for the November 8th workshop contact the Barton County MU Extension Center at (417) 682-3579 by November 7th.  To register for November 19th workshop contact the Bates County NRCS/SWCD Office at (660) 679-6124 ext. 3 by November 18th.  For other questions, contact Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist at 417-276-3313 or davismp@missouri.edu.  Contact us immediately if you need accommodations because of a disability, need to relay emergency medical information or need special arrangements if the building is evacuated.

Ultimate Horsemans Challange Association 2-Day Event, Bates County Fairgrounds, October 12th and 13th

The Ultimate Horseman’s Challenge Association is hosting a 2 day event at the Bates County Fairgrounds, Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th starting at 8:30 am each day.  They will have two great courses and outstanding competitors.  The public is welcome to attend and there is no cost for admission.  Concessions will be available for purchase.  For more information, call Scott Simms at 660-679-1833.  UHCA 2 day event October 12th and 13th, Bates County Fairgrounds.

Race Fans: Lucas Oil changes the date of this week-ends Race!

The Lucas Oil race for October 11th and 12th have been adjusted due to

 inclement weather this week-end. The races are now scheduled

 for Saturday and Sunday- October 12th and 13th. Gates open on

Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm, with hot laps at 3:30 and racing at 4:05.

Spread the word to race fans that the dates have been adjusted for this week-end races at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland.