Bates County Memorial Hospital Covid-19 Vaccine Forum

As BCMH prepares for the first round of COVID-19 vaccines, we are gathering the information you need to make an informed decision about receiving a COVID-19 vaccination when it becomes available to you.

  • At this time, it is not clear which COVID-19 vaccines BCMH will receive.
  • On December 22, we learned we would not receive our first shipment of vaccines as early as expected, but when it is delivered, the first phase of vaccine delivery will be available only to health care workers (patient facing) and long-term care facility residents and staff.
  • We do not have a firm date regarding when COVID-19 vaccines will be available for our patients.

Here is what we do know: when the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, there will be no out-of-pocket expense at BCMH for patients to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Help Wanted at the Flaming Restaraunt

Flaming Lantern Restaurant in Butler is now hiring for a Line Cook.  A candidate with experience is preferred but they will train the right person.  Number of hours per week will vary.  You must apply in person at 1104 West Fort Scott Street in Butler.  A Line Cook is needed at Flaming Lantern Restaurant, they request that applicants apply in person.  The Flaming Lantern Restaurant is open until 8 pm Monday thru Saturday and until 2 on Sunday, and is located at 1104 West Fort Scott Street, Butler.

St. Clair County Sheriff needs help locating suspect

Fleeing From Law Enforcement

On December 20, 2020, Sebastion Thomas, 18, Lowry City, failed to yield for law enforcement in regards to a speeding violation. During the pursuit by St. Clair County deputies, Sebastion struck multiple patrol vehicles, putting our deputies, and his passengers, in danger. He also drove through Osceola, Harper, Iconium, and Twin Oaks Harbor at high rates of speed, causing the possibility of severe harm to our citizens. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about the whereabouts of Sebastion at this time, and would greatly appreciate any person(s) calling us, in regards to him or his location.

Thank you,

St. Clair County Sheriff’s

OfficePhone: (417) 646-2565

One in Custody Following Night Pursuit

Cass Co – Around 10:30 pm Monday December 21st, 2020 deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Unit assisted officers with the Harrisonville Police Department involved in the pursuit of a 2011 Chrysler 300 on northbound I-49 north of Harrisonville.

Officers pursued the vehicle north of Peculiar where the suspect exited on Peculiar Way and then traveled south on I-49.

An officer was able to deploy a tire deflation device north of Harrisonville on I-49. A Cass County Deputy with a Grappler equipped vehicle was able to capture the vehicle when it exited at 291 Highway in Harrisonville.

The vehicle was brought to a stop and the driver was taken into custody without further incident. The vehicle was confirmed stolen from Lansing, Kansas. The driver Cassandra M. Schroeder, 33, Overland Park, Kansas was arrested and transported to the Cass County Jail.

On Tuesday, Cassandra Schroeder was charged with Class D Felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Class D Felony Tampering with Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree, and Class A Misdemeanor Resisting/Interfering with Arrest, Detention or Stop.

Schroeder was issued a Signature (ROR) bond.