Lifeguard Shortage Closes Butler Aquatic Center Earlier Than Scheduled

Due to there being a shortage in lifeguards this last week, we will have to close for the summer earlier than expected. We will be open today until 3:30, but will not be open for the rest of the week. We will still have our dog days later this week. Sorry for the inconvenience.

They WILL be open Saturday, August 21st, for their Dog Days of Summer event.

Dove Season opens September 1st

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters that dove season in Missouri opens Sept. 1 and runs until Nov. 29. Seasons for other migratory birds run Sept. 1 through Nov. 9 for sora and Virginia rails, Sept. 1 through Dec. 16 for Wilson’s common snipe, and Oct. 15 through Nov. 28 for American woodcock.  

Get details from MDC’s Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest for 2021 – 2022, available where permits are sold and online at

Get more information on hunting doves and other game-bird species from MDC online at

MDC notes that, due to flooding and wet weather over the previous months, some plantings on MDC dove management areas may not be fully mature for opening day. Some replanted fields might not be ready until later in the month. Check conditions of fields prior to Sept. 1. For a listing and details on MDC dove management areas, go online to

Buy Missouri hunting permits from numerous vendors around the state online at, or through MDC’s free MO Hunting app, available for download through Google Play or the App Store.

Adrian Lion Club donates to Lilly’s House in Adrian

Recently we had a news story about some items requested from Lilly’s House after four years of helping families Lilly’s House needed help from the community.  But What you may not have known is the Lilly’s House also needed a complete Kitchen redo. 

The Adrian Lion’s Club came to aid for the kitchen redo with a donation of $15,000.00 with this donation Lilly’s House will get the much need kitchen redo.

The Adrian Lion’s Club thanks the community for your purchase of bags of popcorn and fireworks.  This makes it possible for the Adrian Lions Club to put money back in the community to help!