Bates County Community Program has Lots to Offer Our County

Many people don’t understand why or how others become so addicted to drugs or alcohol. They mistakenly think users lack moral principles or willpower. Most people think addicts can “just stop” using drugs if they really wanted to. In reality drug addiction and alcoholism are very complex diseases, and quitting usually takes more than just good intentions or a strong will.

The Bates County Community Resource Coordinator can help you. If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction and wants a better life, there is hope.

Rehab or inpatient treatment is really hard to get into right now, medical detox is always an option for the more serious cases that may need medical attention while detoxing. There are many other outpatient services available right here in Bates County to help you find recovery!

Come by 13 W Dakota st in Butler Monday-Friday 9-5, email, message this Facebook page, or call or text Rachelle directly at 6602273686.

Rachelle says “I offer peer support, to anyone seeking a better life. I spent 18 years of my life living in addiction, I know personally how it feels to be lost, and want a better life, I know what relapse feels like, I know the guilt and shame, all to well, that keeps you from thinking you deserve anything better. I know what grief and anger can do to you, I know what suicide is all about, I know depression and I know anxiety…..I honestly believe I went thru everything I did so I would have the skills and experiences to be able to help others thru the same things. I don’t have all the answers but I do have some of them. Recovery looks different for every single person, there is no right or wrong answer or perfect solution, all that matters is that we keep moving forward. There is no fee or charges for what I do, no obligations, and definitely no judgment. My work is completely confidential. I promise I will work as hard as you do to help you build a recovery foundation that will give you lifelong success! Don’t wait come see me today!!”

Electric City Ink Raffle to Benefit Butler Family

Electric City Ink in Butler is holding a raffle now through August 31st.  Proceeds go to help a Butler family that has lost everything in a house fire.  Prizes are coupons and vouchers to be used on your next tattoo.  Tickets are $20 each, or you can get 4 for $50 or 10 for $100.  Raffle tickets can be purchased at Heartland Service and Detail, Mike’s Auto and Cycle, and The Meat Shoppe all in Butler.  Electric City Ink Raffle Fundraiser, now through August 31st.


MoDot is Now Hiring

MoDOT is seeking individuals who are interested in a career to keep Missouri moving during the winter season and beyond.
The department is now hiring maintenance personnel for winter operations and more. Right now, there are several full-time maintenance and emergency maintenance equipment operator positions open across the state. Hourly salaries range from $14.10 to $16.72 per hour, depending on level of experience and area of operation.
Employment with MoDOT doesn’t have to end with the spring thaws. Opportunities for year-round employment include mowing, striping and other maintenance functions to keep Missouri roads safe for all who travel on them.

Positive Cases of Covid-19 Rising in Younger Missourians

We are seeing a dramatic shift in the ages of those diagnosed with COVID-19 in Missouri. The average age of someone testing positive for COVID-19 in Missouri continues to decline steadily.

You CAN take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
-Social distance
-Wear a mask
-Wash your hands

It’s not just about your own health. You can bring this virus to someone more vulnerable than yourself.

To learn more, visit http://Health.Mo.Gov/coronavirus.