On September 1, 2020, the Bates County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors appointed Greg Weaver as interim CEO following the resignation of Dr. John Bustle on August 20. 

Greg has over 37 years of health care experience, with 13 years at the executive level, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Greg earned a Masters in Organizational Leadership, with post graduate education in Health Care Administration, and a post graduate certificate in Health Information Technology. He is also a Missouri licensed paramedic.

Greg continues to serve as Chief Operating Officer at the hospital and Practice Manager for Family Care Clinics.

Before joining Bates County Memorial Hospital, Mr. Weaver was practice administrator and COO for Coteau des Prairies Hospital in Sisseton, South Dakota.  He also served as interim CEO of Coteau des Prairies Hospital.

Greg and his family live in Butler.

2020 Lake Of The Ozarks Offshore Powerboat Race Navigational Information Announced

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces navigational restrictions for The Lake of the Ozarks Offshore Powerboat Race on October 2-3, 2020. This two-day event involves high-speed boat races, which will be held between the five-mile mark and nine-mile mark of the main channel.

The race occurs from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 2, and 3-6 p.m on October 3. Boating traffic will be restricted to idle speed from the five-mile mark to the nine-mile mark, as well as extended to the one-half mile mark of the Gravois Arm. The idle speed restriction will remain in place for approximately 30 minutes after the last race.

Every attempt will be made to minimize inconvenience to boaters navigating near the race, but everyone should expect congestion in the area. There will be approximately a 100’ buffer zone maintained between the course perimeter buoy markers and the spectator boats. Spectator boats will be allowed to anchor in locations which do not restrict the normal flow of traffic around the event. Generally, anchoring near the mouth of coves will be encouraged, if congestion does not hinder ingress/egress into the cove locations. Troopers, as well as event volunteers, will be located around the course to assist boaters in locating the designated areas for spectator anchoring. Spectators wishing to anchor should anticipate needing enough anchor line for water depths ranging from 60 to 100 feet.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds boaters to use heightened caution while exiting the area following the event due to conditions caused by the heavy boat traffic.

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

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Butler Bears vs Warsaw Wildcats October 9th Cancelled

Due to illness at Warsaw School, the Butler Bear Varsity football game set for October 9th against Warsaw has been canceled. Butler is working to try and find another opponent and will send out an update when one comes available. Thank you for understanding.

Vendor, Car Show, and General Information About The Adrian Fall Festival

Adrian Chamber of Commerce is excited that they are going ahead with the Fall Festival! It will be held October 17th from 9am to 1pm rain or shine. There will be some changes due to covid (and just being 2020) that will be different from previous years. They will still have vendors and will still be doing a car show with classic cars and trucks but will not have a blow up slide, kids activities, or anything that will keep folks from being able to social distance. The layout will also be different. In order to leave space between vendors, they will be marking & assigning spots this year. In order to do this, vendors will be located on both sides of the street from the railroad tracks to the funeral home to ensure there is adequate space to spread out and social distance. This is also why the Adrian Chamber of Commerce decided to scale back the categories on the car show which will be located on Virginia Street (runs north and south through Main Street). This way everyone can spread out more and adhere to the advice of the Bates County Health Department to allow everyone to have a great time while encouraging social distancing. Since the event is outside, they will not require everyone to wear a mask, just encourage everyone to social distance. Please be respectful of those who choose to wear a mask or not wear a mask! The Adrian Chamber of Commerce is doing their best to be able to still have a festival that everyone can get outdoors and enjoy!

If interested in being a vendor, please stop by to see Jennifer Cassaday @ Byrd’s Pecan Delights or Daniel Horner @ the Wine Journal. Booth space will be $20 a spot and spaces will be assigned this year so they can assure spacing between each booth and the Adrian Fall Festival will also be limited in the amount of vendors they can take on so get signed up asap if you are interested! Vendors will each be given a social distance sign to display and hand sanitizer to set out for customers. You will receive this the day of when you arrive to set up. Spots will also be handed according to when vendors pay. Those that pay for their spot first will be closer to the main intersection with the car show versus those that pay later.   

If interested in the car show, they will have two categories of classic cars and trucks only this year. Entry fee will be $10. You need to be on the street and parked by 9am. Judging will be in two categories… pre-war era & post-war era categories.  Prizes will be 1st place: $100 cash, 2nd place: $50 cash, 3rd place: $25 cash.   Winners will be announced at 12:30pm.