Nevada: Quarter Pound of Meth, gun located during Raid

Quarter Pound of meth, gun located during early morning raid

According to Vernon Officials with the Sheriff’s Office, two subjects were taken into custody after Detectives served a search warrant early Saturday morning at a motel room in the 1500 block of E. Austin Blvd in Nevada, MO at the conclusion of an investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs. During the search, approximately one quarter of a pound of methamphetamine was located along with a firearm.

 According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, the illegal narcotics were being brought into Vernon County during this transaction for distribution locally. “This is a substantial amount of methamphetamine that was about to be distributed throughout our county so I’m glad we were able to intercept it before it made it to the streets” said Mosher. The suspects have been identified as 30-year-old Emily Collar, of Nevada, MO and 35-year-old Joshua Stoneking, of Independence, MO.

On Saturday evening, the Courts issued warrants charging Collar with Trafficking Drugs-2nd Degree, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance. Collar is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond. Stoneking was charged with Trafficking Drugs-2nd Degree, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Stoneking is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $250,000 cash only bond.


FM 92 Announces New Broadcast Time for Fulton St. Church of Christ’s Sunday Morning Program

The Sunday morning Fulton St. Church of Christ program on FM92, is moving from 9:15 to their new time of 8:30 with an extended format. Beginning Sunday, February 21st, you can hear the Fulton St. Church of Christ broadcast a 30 minute message at their new time, 8:30 am on FM92. Church of Christ, located at 205 N. Fulton St. offers Sunday service times at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. Sunday morning Bible Study is at 9:30, with a Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7 pm.

Butler Chamber of Commerce Membership Applications for 2021.

The Butler Chamber of Commerce is again asking for your membership application for 2021.

They hope that once again local businesses and individuals will renew their membership or become a new member to the Butler Chamber.

The Chamber continues to seek new and exciting ways that can benefit the businesses they serve.

The Chamber is here to help local businesses serve our community better. They also ask members to submit the ballot to vote for  new Chamber Board members.

Those on the ballot include:

Greg Weaver Bates County Memorial Hospital

Kim Jacobs Corner Hardware

and Cindy Carillo of World Finance

The Chamber request you include your ballot with your membership application renewal.

The Butler Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic vitality for Chamber members and our community.

The Butler Chamber of Commerce

 “ Celebrating Our History- Defining Our Future”

Bates County Health Center Looking for Assistance with Covid Vaccinations.

The following information has been released from the Bates County Health Center. If you are a licensed healthcare provider certified to administer vaccines the center is looking for a few good men and women.

The Butler Health Center is hoping to get a mass COVID vaccination event here in Bates County, but in order to do so they have to be able to provide 10-15 vaccine administrators over about and 8-9-hour time frame.

If you are retired, work part time or don’t work any longer and you would be willing to volunteer  let them know. The Missouri  National Guard will provide many of the event duties but vaccinators are the responsibility of the county in which it is being held.

A mass vaccination event would greatly increase the amount of vaccine that would come into Bates County and speed up the administration to those wanting it.

Without the volunteers they will not be able to move forward with this event so share this information with anyone you know that is licensed to administer vaccines and you think would be willing to help!

 email if you could be added to the volunteer vaccinator list.