More Bates County COVID-19 Cases

August 13, 2020

Bates County Health Center has confirmed 1 more positive case and 1 probable case of COVID-19 in Bates County which include:  1 individual from Rich Hill and 1 individual from Butler.  All contact tracing has been done on these cases and any parties that have had close contact, as reported to us by the positive cases, were notified.

Any individuals advised of need for isolation and quarantine are per CDC guidelines and isolation is complete for one of these individuals related to date of symptom onset.

At this time, Bates County has had 59 positives cases, 11 of which are currently active and isolated. 

We would also like to remind individuals that if you have been tested, you should quarantine at home until test results are received—this decreases any possible exposure for others in the event your results come back positive.

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, avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth), and to stay home if you are sick.  Wearing a mask in public is also encouraged.  It is up to each and every one of us to stop the spread of this disease!

Henry County COVID-19 Update

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of an additional two positive cases of COVID-19. One who resides in the town of Montrose and one who resides in the town of Deepwater. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 87.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.


On 7/5/2020 Deputies were dispatched to a residence on CR 9001 in Rural Amoret in reference to a burglary. The property owner had left on 7/3/2020 and returned on 7/5/2020 and observed that multiple guns were missing. Total Value for the guns exceeds $9000.
The following guns and items were taken from the residence:

Davidson Defense “dead silence” AR15 Rifle with a 16 inch barrel 300 Black out. The lower is an American Tactical Omni black in color with a scope

Mossberg Patriot Bantam .308 all black with a scope

Rossi Semi Automatic .22 with a scope model RS22

Ruger Blackhawk single 6 .22 cal with old western leather holster and belt that holds extra shells

Late 50s early 60s .22 cal long rifle

Savage Axis .223 black in color bolt action with scope

Marlin .22 mag with a wood stock and scope

Daisy BB gun black with wood stock

3 to 4 deer skinning knives

Clear Tote with approximately 6000 rounds of various ammo still in original boxes.

If you have any information please contact a Detective at 660-679-3232 or you can call our tips hotline at 660-679-4020.

Prepare for a Successful Fall Calving Season

Stockton, Mo.- “Fall calving season will be coming soon and preparation time is here,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist.  Davis will discuss strategy and management suggestions to prepare for a successful fall calving season. 

“Heifers are the most susceptible to calving difficulties so pay special attention to them,” says Davis.  Davis advises for heifers to be located near the calving barn in case intervention during the calving process is needed. 

“In addition, utilize pregnancy check data to have cows near the calving barn at their potential calving date,” says Davis.  Like heifers Davis advises this strategy to cut down time needed to get cows into the calving barn if intervention is needed during calving.

“Walking though the facilities and equipment is important prior to the calving season,” says Davis.  Calving facility pens, chutes, and stalls need to be clean, dry, strong, safe and functioning correctly.  All calving supplies needs to be in the correct location.  Davis advises to have a five-gallon bucket with a flashlight and calving supplies available in case intervention during calving is needed away from the calving facilities.

“Have plenty of colostrum available in case it is needed after calving,” says Davis.  Calves need to receive an adequate amount of colostrum with-in 12 hours after birth.  Davis advises to have frozen colostrum available or consult a veterinarian on proper commercial colostrum to purchase.  Also consult a veterinarian on the proper amount and process for feeding colostrum to a newborn calf.

“Calving plan development and incorporation of your large animal veterinarian in that process is important for a successful calving season,” says Davis.  The plan should include information on when and how a person should intervene during the calving process as well as when veterinarian assistance is needed.  Davis advises all people working with the cattle to be educated on the plan.  Also post the plan in the calving barn including contact information for the veterinarian or other people to contact if calving problems arise. 

“Shade from warm temperatures early in the calving season as well as fly control are important in maintaining proper health of the calf after calving,” says Davis.  Davis advises plenty of shade in the calving pasture and implementation of fly control measures to reduce problems in these areas, which should promote optimum calf health.   

“A live healthy calf is important to a cattle operations bottom line,” says Davis.  Proper preparation and planning for the calving season should increase the likelihood of a live calf being born and that calf being healthy until weaning.  For more information on preparing for a successful calving season contact your local MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.