2/5 Butler Bears Basketball

Tonight in Butler Bears Basketball the Bears traveled to take on the Leeton Bulldogs . The Butler Bears took the win tonight with a final score of:

Butler 66

Leeton 60

Hy-Vee Donates $100,000 to Star Quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ 15 and the Mahomies Foundation Prior to the Big Game

Des Moines, Iowa (Feb. 5, 2021) — Hy-Vee announced today that it is donating $100,000 to Kansas City Chiefs’ star quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ charity—the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation—in honor of the Chiefs’ AFC championship win and their second consecutive trip to the Big Game this Sunday.

Hy-Vee asked Kansas City fans to start sending well wishes via social media to the Chiefs and Mahomes ahead of the AFC championship game on Jan. 24 and throughout the rest of the post season. The encouragement seemed to help—as the Chiefs won the game over the Buffalo Bills and now travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Feb. 7. In addition, for every reaction or share of Hy-Vee’s social media posts, the retailer said it would donate $1, up to $100,000, to the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation.

“Hy-Vee has been a loyal supporter of the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation since the beginning,” said Marques Fitch, executive director of the organization. “This generous gift will help us carry out our mission of improving the lives of children – specifically our educational and wellness initiatives for young people in Kansas City.”

This $100,000 contribution is in addition to Hy-Vee’s donation of a portion of the sales of the company’s Mahomes Magic Crunch, which is a limited-edition collector’s cereal featuring Mahomes on the box.

The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, established in 2019, supports initiatives that focus on health, wellness, communities in need of resources and other charitable causes. It has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars since its inception that directly benefits youth in the Kansas City area.

In 2019, Hy-Vee signed an exclusive, three-year agreement with Mahomes. Hy-Vee’s partnership with Mahomes includes television commercials, social media collaboration, appearances, apparel and exclusive product launches at Hy-Vee grocery stores throughout the Midwest.

Bates County Extension Receives Grant

The Bates County Extension Office is excited to announce that it has received an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) grant of $75,000 from the AmeriCorps federal agency to support 75 RSVP volunteers serving in Bates County. The grant will expand MU Extension’s presence in Bates County.

With this new funding, Bates County MU Extension Office will leverage the skills and experience of seniors in Bates County to partner with community groups and organizations, focusing on Youth, Health, Education, and Agriculture projects in Bates County.

These AmeriCorps Seniors’ volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in many different projects throughout the year. A few projects include:

• Community Gardens: RSVP volunteers will help implement community gardens and help distribute produce to food pantries.

• Summer Readiness Backpacks: RSVP volunteers will collaborate with teachers to assemble and provide Summer Readiness Backpacks that will include STEM activities and supplies. These will be dispersed to students to help with gains in school readiness.

• 4-H & STEM Activities: RSVP volunteers will engage youth in 4-H club activities, Science Olympiad, and other extra-curricular activities that contribute to improved educational outcomes. Activities may include leadership practice, public speaking practice, hands-on STEM activities, youth-led community service projects, and other topic-based projects that engage youth.

Bates County MU Extension Office has safety measures in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Safety for our volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Bates County Extension Office at 660-679-4167 or email Sara Bridgewater at sbridgewater@missouri.edu for more information.

Arrest in Lamar Missouri

February 3, 2021 Lamar Police Officers responded to an address for a disturbance in progress. As the investigation progressed, Lamar officers located a firearm in the possession of a prohibited person, as well as multiple marijuana plants being grown indoors. Shey Moore, 30, was arrested and later formally charged through the Barton County Prosecutor’s office with fourth degree domestic assault – third offense, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and manufacturing of marijuana. Moore is currently being held at the Barton County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.