Papinville Historical and Cemetery Association Regular Business Meeting

                            Papinville Historical and Cemetery Association Meet

     The Association held their regular yearly business meeting on April 13th.  We only had ten present for this meeting and this is disappointing and concerning.  Concerning in that if an organization is to thrive and grow then it must have new and younger members. 

      Items brought up and voted on were as follows: Officers elected for two-year terms were:  President, Beverly Sullins; Vice President, John Stewart; Sect./Treas., Carey Klinksick; Correspondence Sect., Beverly Sullins; Activity director, Phyllis Stewart; Music directors, Wesley and Sharon Danner. Board members, Jerry Stangel, John Coffman, Brice Fischer and Phyllis Stewart.

      We are wanting to build onto our museum.  Several members gave reports on costs and other items that would need to be addressed to make an addition possible.  Upon discussion from all present it was decided due to the enormous cost of everything at present we have no other alternative but to postpone any building at this time, but it still remains as something we want to do and will continue to work toward.    

     Clean up and repairs of the school, bridge and cemetery were discussed in length and committees were set up for this and then a general clean-up date will be set later.

     Since this year is the 200th Birthday of the state of Missouri and the establishment of Harmony Mission we have decided to have two events one to celebrate each.  On Saturday, June 12th we are planning an all-day event with tours going to the site of Harmony Mission.  Details of this event will be announced as the event draws closer. Then the annual picnic will be held on September 25th.  Several new events are being planned along with our regular events.  Some minor changes will be made for the safety of all in attendance.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend as we believe these two events will be enjoyable, fun and educational.

                                                                                         Beverly Sullins, President              

Butler Chamber Car Show Rescheduled for April 30th

The Butler Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled the Car Show event for April 30th. The Car Show will be held at Sonic Drive-In (1014 W. Fort Scott Street, Butler, MO) on Friday, April 30th, 6-9 PM and bring the whole family!

Enjoy an evening of all sorts of vehicles and don’t forget to purchase your ticket(s) for a chance to win the 50/50 Raffle!

The more 50/50 Raffle tickets bought the larger the cash amount won by one lucky winner!

Cruise Night participants get a chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place People’s Choice Awards! The Butler Chamber also has a Mystery Entry Prize for one random Cruise Night participant!

***Must Register a vehicle in the Cruise Night to be entered to winner the Mystery Entry Prize***

That’s the Butler Chamber of Commerce Car Show Friday night April 30th at Sonic.

Bates County Health Center Covid Vaccine

The Bates County Health Center in Butler has left messages for several individuals that are on their list wanting a COVID vaccine and they have some that the Bates County Health Center is unable to leave messages for or contact.

The Health Center will be giving vaccines on Wednesday and Thursday this week (April 21 & 22) and need to fill all their Covid Vaccine appointment slots. If ANYONE 18 or over is seeking the vaccine please call the Bates County Health Center to schedule. It’s 1st to call 1st to schedule!!

Bates County Drug Take-Back Locations

Drug take-back day designed to counter pill abuse, environmental contamination 

[Bates County, Missouri] – Local agencies are partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for the 20th annual Drug Take Back Day. The event is designed to prevent pill abuse and environmental contamination by ridding homes of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Here is a carbon footprint calculator that is being offered by experts from Carbon Click to all the industries to check what is their impact to the environment while disposing their wastes, handling the by-products and releasing dangerous gases into the atmosphere.

Prescription drug abuse and disposal are both a public and environmental health threat. Improper disposal of medications via sewers or landfills leads to surface water contamination. Returning unused or unwanted medications to a pharmacy, or bringing them to a law enforcement agency are reliable methods for keeping these substances from entering the water supply. 

Bates County residents are encouraged to bring unwanted drugs to these area locations for disposal: 

Belton Police Department 

7001 E 163rd St, Belton, MO 64012 

Price Chopper 

109 N Cedar Dr, Belton, MO 64012 

El Dorado Springs Police Department 

1207 S Main St, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 

Peculiar Police Department 

224 N Main St, Peculiar, MO 64078 

Cosentino’s Price Chopper 

2101 MO-7, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 

Price Chopper 

900 W Foxwood Dr, Raymore, MO 64083 

Raymore Police Department 

100 Municipal Cir, Raymore, MO 64083 

Louisburg Police Department 

209 S Metcalf Rd, Louisburg, KS 66053 

Auten Pharmacy 

125 Main St, Osawatomie, KS 66064 

Paola Police Department 

805 N Pearl St, Paola, KS 66071 

Johnson County Fire Station #81 

19120 Metcalf Ave, Stilwell, KS 66085 

Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. Collection sites will follow local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations.  

With funding from the USDA, the K-State Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) is offering education and outreach sessions to various communities in Kansas and Missouri with a focus on rural access to safe drug and sharps disposal. If your organization or community would like to learn more about safe disposal as a way to prevent drug abuse and keep toxic waste out of landfills, contact PPI by calling 800-578-8898.  

For more information about proper disposal of prescription drugs or the Take Back Day event, visit