Bates County Public Service Message from Bates County Clerk

Absentee and Mail-In Ballots:
All absentee and mail-in applications must be received in the County Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on July 22nd.  You may vote absentee in person in the County Clerk’s Office at 103 W. Dakota, Butler.   Office hours at this time are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.       We also will be open August 1st from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.     You may absentee vote until 4:30 p.m. on August 3rd.
Marlene Wainscott
Bates County Clerk

Governor Parson to Sign Eight Bills Into Law

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) –Today, Governor Mike Parson will sign eight bills into law.

 

HB 1414 – Protection of Children

 

Modifies several provisions relating to child protection, including homeless youth benefits, protection of foster children, child care facility definitions and background checks, child protection for military families, foster care reform, foster parent rights, and substance abuse treatment waivers.

 

SB 653 – Protection of Children

 

Modifies laws related to the protection of children, including foster care case management, Children’s Division records, temporary alternative placement agreements, risk assessments for child abuse or neglect, foster parents, information exchange for child placement, and the appearance of certain children in courts.

 

SB 569 – Victims of Sexual Offenses

 

Modifies procedures for tracking evidentiary collection kits and establishes the Justice for Survivors Act, the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, and the Missouri Rights of Victims of Sexual Assault Task Force.

 

HB 1896 – Controlled Substances

 

Updates the schedule of controlled substances in Missouri to mirror the most recent updates to the schedules in the Federal Register.

 

HB 1467 – Retirement

 

Modifies provisions relating to public employment retirement systems, including the Local Government Employees Retirement System, state employee retirement systems, Missouri State Employees Retirement System, and Public School Retirement System.

 

SB 739 – Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act

 

Creates the Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act prohibiting public entities from entering into certain contracts with a company unless the company certifies that they will not boycott goods or services from the State of Israel.

 

SB 913 – Peer Review for Designed Professionals

 

Repeals the expiration of provisions relating to the peer review process for architects, landscape architects, professional land surveyors, and professional engineers.

 

HB 1682 – Health Care

Establishes the Long-Term Care Dignity Act and modifies provisions relating to various health care topics, including state settled opioid causes of action, breast cancer screening insurance, and COVID-19 testing. 

For more information on a bill, visit the Missouri House or Missouri Senate website. Pictures from today’s bill signings will be available on Flickr

Bates County Fair Results

Beef Show Results

Overall Steer

Grand Champion Steer-Myles Merrifield

Reserve Champion Steer-Kaden Shannon

 

Cross Bred Steer

Grand Champion-Kaden Shannon

Reserve Champion-Kaylee O’Farrell

 

Bred and Owned Steer

Grand Champion-Clara Warfield

Reserve Champion-Clayton Ferguson

 

Overall Heifer

Grand Champion-Brayden Nieder

Reserve Champion-Dayton Hoffman

 

Bread and Owned Heifer

Grand Champion-Mylie Bruto

Reserve Champion-Clara Warfield

 

 

Showmanship

Senior-

Grand Champion-Kameran Collier

Reserve Champion-Mackenzie Porter

 

 

Intermediate

Grand Champion-Callie Ferguson

Reserve Champion-Makenna Merrifield

 

 Junior

Grand Champion-Brayden Nieder

Reserve Champion-Kennedy Hettinger

 

 

Poultry Show Results

Best of Show

Grand Champion-Reece Lawson

Reserve Champion-Brayden Schenker

 

Meat Pen

Grand Champion-Reece Lawson

Reserve Champion-Colton Hawkins

 

Dozen Eggs

Grand Champion-Olivia Williams

Reserve Champion-Brayden Schenker

 

Showmanship

Junior-

Grand Champion-Oliva Williams

Reserve Champion-Colton Hawkins

 

Intermediate-

Grand Champion-Reece Lawson

Reserve Champion-Cole Tarvin

 

 

 

 

Goat Show Results

Market

Grand Champion-Kameran Collier

Reserve Champion-Bo Tucker

 

Bred and Owned Market Goats

Grand Champion-Jence Griffith

Reserve Champion-Briar McIntire

 

Bred and Owned Does

Grand Champion-Briar McIntire

Reserve Champion-Morgan Bradley

 

Percentage

Grand Champion-Katelynn Tourtillott

Reserve Champion-Kameran Collier

 

Full Blood

Grand Champion-Morgan Bradley

Reserve Champion-Jaclyn Jacobs

 

Overall

Grand Champion-Katelynn Tourtillott

Reserve Champion-Kameran Collier

 

 

 

 

Showmanship

Senior-

Grand Champion-Kameran Collier

Reserve Champion-Hailey Bolling

 

 

Intermediate

Grand Champion-Danielle Bolling

Reserve Champion-Briar McIntire

 

 Junior

Grand Champion-Bo Tucker

Reserve Champion-Jaclyn Jacobs

 

 

 

Swine Show Results

 

Market Hog

Grand Champion-Brayden Nieder

Reserve Champion-Briar McIntire

 

Bred and Owned

Grand Champion-Makenna Merrifield

Reserve Champion-Khloe Merrifield

 

Gilt

Grand Champion-Katie Colin

Reserve Champion-Brayden Nieder

 

 

Showmanship

Senior-

Grand Champion-Olivia Bagby

Reserve Champion-Kylie Foster

 

 

Intermediate

Grand Champion-Makenna Merrifield

Reserve Champion-Kayde Colin

 

 Junior

Grand Champion-Brayden Nieder

Reserve Champion-Kennedy Hettinger

 

 

Rabbit Show Results

 

Grand Champion Meat Pen Allison Jenkins

Reserve Grand Champion Meat Pen Andrew Wepener

 

Grand Champion Buck JB42 Large Breed Int buck Allison Jenkins

Reserve Grand Champion Buck REECE small breed sr buck Isabella Bartz

 

Grand Champion Doe J1G sr large breed doe Allison Jenkins

Reserve Grand Champion Doe CBX2 sr small breed doe Etienne Wepener

 

Grand Champion Overall JB42 Large Breed INt buck Allison Jenkins

Reserve Grand Champion Overall REECE small breed sr buck Isabella Bartz

 

Showmanship placings

Grand Champion Allison Jenkins

Reserve Champion Harrison Wepener

 

 

 

Lamb Show Results

 

Market Lamb

Grand Champion-Adi Reece

Reserve Champion-Kiley Foster

 

Bred and Owned Market Lamb

Grand Champion-Riley Mareth

Reserve Champion-Lilly Rotert

 

Ewe

Grand Champion-Maylen Lawson

Reserve Champion-Kameron Collier

 

Ewe Bred and Owned

Grand Champion-Maylen Lawson

Reserve Champion-Lilly Rotert

 

Rams

Grand Champion-Hayden Schapeler

Reserve Champion-Hayden Schapeler

 

Rams Bred and Owned

Grand Champion-Hayden Schapeler

Reserve Champion-Hayden Schapeler

 

Best Pair

Grand Champion-Maylen Lawson

Reserve Champion-Lilly Rotert

 

Showmanship

Senior-

Grand Champion-Kameran Collier

Reserve Champion-Maylen Lawson

 

 

Intermediate

Grand Champion-Adi Reece

Reserve Champion-Miranda Foster

 

 Junior

Grand Champion-Addison Johnston

Reserve Champion-Berkleigh Pierce

 

 

 

4H Hams

Grand Champion-Anthony Davis

 

FFA Hams

Grand Champion-Sydney Bell

Reserve Champion-Abby Gayman

 

Bates County COVID-19 Update

July 13, 2020

 

The Bates County Health Center has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 in Bates County.

 

The case is a male in his 20’s with a Butler address.   Bates County Health Center is working to identify and contact anyone that may have come in contact with this individual which may have put them at risk and will monitor them for any signs and symptoms of illness.  Per CDC guidelines, this individual is isolated at home and any close contacts have been instructed on self-quarantine protocols.

 

At this time, Bates County has had 19 positives in which 5 are currently active.

 

With our numbers for Bates County rising, we hope everyone will continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available and avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth).  Wearing a mask in public is also encouraged.  It is up to each and everyone of us to stop the spread of this disease!