Bates County Memorial Hospital Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic

On October 12 and 14, High Street Family Care Clinics will offer Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics. The clinic is located at 706 S. High Street, Butler, Mo.

* Please note the Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic will close for lunch from Noon – 1:00 pm.

Flu Clinic Details:

– For patients ages 3 years and up
– Patient/Patient’s insurance is responsible for payment
– Patient should be feeling well and free of any symptoms of illness when receiving a flu shot

For the Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, no appointment is needed for established patients of Family Care Clinics.

New patients may participate by calling ahead to complete forms, 660-200-3627.

If you would like to receive your flu shot in clinic, please call for an appointment: 660-200-3627.

Accident in Henry County

Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a one-car accident on Mo-7 at NW 1501 in Henry County on Tuesday, October 12th at 1:30am. 

The accident occurred when a 2013 Volkswagen driven by Katelyn Dixon, 21 of Cole Camp Missouri, was southbound on MO-7. Dixon lost control of the vehicle and ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert and then an embankment before coming to rest.

Katelyn Dixon received serious injuries and was taken to Research Center by Garden City EMS.

The Volkswagen had extensive damage and was towed from the scene by J’ Southland.

Rollover Accident in Vernon County

Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a one-car accident on Route V 4 miles south of Hume in Vernon County.  Missouri Highway Patrol reported to the scene at 9:45pm on Monday, October 11th.

The accident occurred when a 1994 Dodge 1500 driven by Angela Pooler, 23 of Nevada, ran off the roadway and overturned.  Both the driver and the passenger, Bobby West, 31 of Richards Missouri were ejected from the vehicle.

Angela Pooler received serious injuries and was flown to Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City.

Bobby West sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Nevada Region Hospital

The Dodge was towed from the scene by TCB Towing of Nevada.

Little honored with A.C. Burrows Award

Kevin Little, retired lineman for Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, Butler, was honored with the A.C. Burrows Award by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) at that organization’s annual meeting Oct. 7 in Branson.

The purpose of the award is to recognize directors and employees of electric cooperatives for outstanding service to their cooperative, community and service areas. Those who received the award were selected because of their leadership above and beyond the call of duty to strengthen and improve the economic and social conditions in their areas.

In 1984, Little was hired as an apprentice lineman for Osage Valley Electric Cooperative. He completed his journeyman lineman training and was eventually promoted to foreman, then service rep. Kevin always went above and beyond serving members, being particularly generous with his time to those elderly members just wanting to visit. Kevin shares, “Slow down a little and remember every person has a story. You never know how taking a little time to listen might ease someone’s pain.” This was particularly true for the WWII veteran members he befriended and often visited. In 2014, Kevin traveled to Haiti to participate in NRECA’s International program, which brings power to poor communities. Kevin has also been actively engaged in his community, serving 12 years on the Calhoun School Board, as a deacon at the Clinton Christian Church and as president of Clinton’s Babe Ruth Baseball Association and Calhoun’s Booster Club. Kevin often vocalizes his love for his cooperative family, but his first passion is being a great husband, father and grandfather, spending as much time as possible with family and cherishing every memory made.