Thank You! Only $167.50 Needed to complete the Goal to turn book- into a Movie. Diana Tayor ” Life Unarmed”

With less than two weeks to reach the final goal for local author, the Community has lifted the spirits of Diana Taylor. The final report states that only $167.50 is needed to complete the goal of the community fundraiser.

This local author did not know the impact her life could have on others until she wrote and published the book, “ Life Unarmed”.

The book hit the bookstores and is now in the works of creating a screenplay that could turn her life story into a movie. Diana was electrocuted as a 4-year-old child. Her book shares the struggles and challenges while growing up and how she functioned with only one arm and one leg.

This community project is proud to announce,  as of July 21st, the final amount needed to complete the goal is …. $167.50.

If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, donations in any amount are being accepted at Community First Bank of Butler. The Screenplay deadline is August 1st.

Public Service Message from the City of Butler. Protect our riders!

Communities are in the height of mowing season and something as simple as when you are mowing the ditch areas, blow the clippings back onto the lawn. This simple trick could save the life of a motorcycle rider.

Remember that grass clippings are often blown or left on the roadways and can lead to serious injuries or even death for those that ride.

Yard waste is not only dangerous to riders, but it ends up in the storm drains, causing blockages and contributes to city streets flooding.

Yard waste and grass clippings should be mulched back into the yard or deposited at the provided Brush and compost site located South of the Butler Youth Building at the Bates County Fair Grounds in Butler.

The Brush and Compost site is open Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm.  If you need to dump brush or compost on the weekend you can go the Butler Police State located at 309 North Fulton in Butler to pick up a key.

The City of Butler appreciates your compliance for the protection of our motorcycle riders.

Osage Valley Electric Coop Member’s your Capital Credit is Coming Soon

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative (OVEC) is continuing its long-standing practice of retiring capital credits to its members. The OVEC Board of Directors has elected to retire approximately $1,287,000 in capital credits effective August 1, 2021.

OVEC is a not-for-profit member-owned utility that operates at cost. Revenues above the cost of doing business are allocated to the members annually in the form of capital credits. The Osage Valley Electric Coop board of directors vote to retire capital credits when the financial condition of the cooperative will not be impaired. The decision to retire capital credits again this year was made due to the continued financial strength and sound management of the cooperative.

This year Osage Valley Electric Coop is returning margins from the years 1994, 1995, and 2020. Your share is figured based on the amount of electricity you used during each of those years. Current members that are eligible will receive this refund as a credit on their August 1st bill. Former members who longer have service with the cooperative will receive their refund in the form of a check by mail. If you were not a member during any of these years, you will not receive a refund this year.

It is important for both current and former members of Osage
Valley Electric Coop to maintain a current address on file so that they can ensure any retirements due to them will be received.

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office needs Publics Help

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating the owner of this camper trailer that was left on the side of a county road in the Schell City area. Any information on the camper, please contact the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at 417-667-6042.