Red Flag Warning for Saturday

Weather for Bates Co…. …ELEVATED FIRE DANGER SATURDAY… .Strong southwest winds with even higher gusts, low relative humidity, warmer temperatures, and areas of drier vegetation will combine to promote elevated fire weather concerns across portions of far eastern Kansas, west central Missouri, central Missouri, and north central Missouri. …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 025, 032, 033, 039, 040, 044, 045, 046, 053, 054, AND 060… The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM CDT Saturday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zone 060.Fire weather zones 025, 032, 033, 039, 040, 044, 045, 046, 053, and 054. * WIND…Sustained 20-25 MPH with gusts of 35-45 MPH out of the southwest * HUMIDITY…25 percent or lower * IMPACTS…any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Adrian Blackhawks Football

Adrian News Leader

Adrian had it’s first road game in several weeks last Friday when they traveled to Lone Jack to take on the Mules.   The Blackhawks played host for their previous four games.   Warsaw was a scheduled road game but was canceled due to a COVID outbreak in the Warsaw school district.
The Blackhawks made themselves right at home from the onset.   Lone Jack won the toss but went three and out on their first drive.  Adrian’s first offensive play was a 41 yard run to pay dirt by sophomore Mason Talley.  Case Doody’s extra point was good providing Adrian with all the points they would need on the night. 
The game got out of hand early as the  Blackhawks scored 25 points before they ran their third offensive play.  After Talley’s run the next Mule possession resulted in a bad snap over the punter’s head that was kicked out the back of the endzone.  After the kickoff Adrian scored on the first play from scrimmage again on a Lukas Stone 37 yard reception from Colton Bass.   Lone Jack’s third possession ended on a fourth down Hutton Pruitt tackle in the endzone for another safety.    Lone Jack had tried an onside kick after the first safety.   This time they kicked off but senior Owen Tallman returned it 60 yards for the score.   The first quarter ended with another Colton Bass passing touchdown this time to Mason Talley.  Adrian led 31-0 after the first quarter.Korbin Kisner added a touchdown in the second quarter on a  9 yard run.   Case Doody was good on another point after touchdown.  Adrian was able to put the game on autopilot the second half with a turbo-clock running but the scoring did not stop.   Gage Harris scored with a 4 yard run with 7:54 to play in the game.  Grant Stacey capped the scoring with a 19 yard interception return for a  touchdown followed by a  Gage Harris 2pt conversion run.   The Blackhawks headed home on the good side of a 53-0 score to prep for Midway week.  The Vikings and Blackhawks are the lone remnants of the WEMO 11-man football conference.  The long time rivals face off Friday at Cass Midway.   The Vikings are struggling this year but you can bet they will give Adrian their best game.   Anybody who knows the history these two teams share know you can toss records aside and expect a dog fight.  

Butler Bears Cross Country Team

The Butler Bears cross country team traveled to El Dorado Springs on Tuesday Oct 13th, for the Ozark Highlands Conference Championships. El Do’s course is one of the tougher ones they see in the season, but many of the runners competed well. This was also the Butler junior high teams last race of the season and they went out with a bang! All 4 JH runners earned All-Conference (Top 10)!!!! On the Butler high school side, Carter Trumbore earned All-Conference as well!!!

HS Boys

10th – Carter Trumbore – 19:33 – ALL-CONFERENCE

24th – Jerrun Kennedy – 22:50

25th – Kordell Craft – 22:52

30th – Josh Smith – 26:07

33rd – Andrew Clutter – 29:24

HS Girls

13th – Korry Davis – 26:07

19th – Jakaila Rolph – 35:05

JH Boys

4th – Jarren Shouse – 13:55 – ALL-CONFERENCE

JH Girls

2nd – Avery Eldred – 15:39 – ALL-CONFERENCE

8th – Mika Vice – 17:27 – ALL-CONFERENCE

10th – Brooke Miller – 18:12 – ALL-CONFERENCE

Governor Parson announces completion of COVID-19 Vaccine plan

On Thursday, Oct. 15, Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri submitted its plan for administering the impending COVID-19 vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Governor Parson was joined by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams during the weekly briefing to announce the completion of the plan, which was due to the CDC by October 16. 

“This has been an incredible collaborative effort, and I want to thank all of the agencies and partners involved for their hard work and dedication. In the midst of an ever-changing and unprecedented situation, our team of professionals has done outstanding work to develop a detailed plan,” Governor Parson said. “We are in a great place in the planning process and will be well-prepared to take action as soon as a vaccine becomes available.” 

In April, the CDC began communicating with the DHSS Bureau of Immunizations regarding early planning efforts, and multi-agency planning began in July. In August, a larger group of more than 75 State team members, 10 Missouri National Guardsmen, and 50 federal and local partners began working together to develop Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccine response plan.