Walker 4-H Chili and Soup Supper

The Walker 4-H Club will be hosting a chili and soup supper and silent auction at the Vernon County Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 18th from 5 – 7pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door for $7 and include your choice of soup or chili and a hot dog with a dessert and drink.

Many silent auction items will be available as well as live auction items made by the Walker 4-H members. The silent auction will go from 5 to 6:30 and the live auction will begin at 6:30.

Dodgeball Tournament

The Bates County Sheriff’s Posse will be hosting a dodgeball tournament on Saturday, February 1st in the Butler High School Gym beginning at 9am.

There will be a 6-man roster minimum with a cost of $100 per Team. It will be double elimination and participants must be 15 years of age or older.

All proceeds will go to benefit the Bates County Sheriff’s Posse. To sign your team up. Contact Deputy Hecox at 660-679-3232. The Butler High School is located at 420 S. Fulton Street in Butler, MO.

Tickets Home for Runaway Children

Greyhound Bus Lines teams with the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) to offer runaway kids a free ticket home to get back with their families or guardians, if they choose to do so.

Every year, around 400 kids and teens who have run away get a free ride home with Greyhound — anywhere in the U.S. — it’s called the “Home Free” program.

Here’s how the eligibility works:

  • The child, or teen, calls the NRS helpline.
  • Must be between the ages of 12 and 21.
  • Be named on a runaway report and be willing to be reunited with their family (and vice versa).
  • Home Free can be used two times by the same person.
  • A free ticket is provided for the parent, or legal guardian, if the person is 15 or younger.

NRS phone hotline was founded in 1971 by a group of Chicago agencies and was originally called “Metro Help.” By 1974 the nonprofit opened a national hotline. It is based out of Chicago, Illinois and operates 24-hours a day 365 days a year.

The toll-free number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).