Coats for Kids Drive 2021

The Bates County “Coats for Kids” project is gearing up to put warm winter coats on over 230 deserving children
throughout Bates County.

Many children in our area school systems will not have the luxury of a new coat this winter.

Carol Ann Winburn and DSWA Certified Public Accountants are now taking nominations from area school nurses to be sure every child has a warm coat or jacket. If it is in your heart to help with this cause, send your donation to Coats for Kids, c/o Carol Ann Winburn, 109 Ranch Drive, in Butler, or drop it by the DSWA CPA office, located at 210 Ohio Street in Butler. 

All individuals who donate will be entered into a drawing for one of three great prizes.  Every dollar donated will be used to purchase warm winter coats for Bates County children.  Thank you in advance from the children in Bates County.

Nevada Man in Custody After Early Morning Pursuit

A Nevada man is in custody following a vehicle pursuit after a vehicle failed to stop for a
deputy who was attempting to make a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, the deputy attempted the traffic stop at Elm and
Walnut in Nevada when the vehicle failed to stop. Other units were notified, and Nevada
Police Officer assisted in getting the vehicle to stop at Lynn and Maple where the suspect
was taken into custody without incident.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the suspect has been identified as 53-year-old
Andrew Miller of Nevada, Mo. Miller’s charges include Resisting Arrest, Failure to
Register Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial

Miller is currently being held at the Vernon County Jail on a $500 bond.

Crimes can be reported the Sheriff’s Office via “report a crime” link on the Sheriff’s
Office mobile phone app or website, and by email at or by
calling 417-667-6042

Bates County Hospital without phone service

As of 3:0 pm this afternoon Bates County Memorial Hospital has been experiencing a phone

outage problem and would appreciate your help in sharing this critical information with family and friends.

Due to a local phone outage, Bates County Memorial Hospital and Clinics in Butler are not able to communicate by phone. This includes the scheduling number for clinics as well as the emergency room. Please dial 911 in an emergency. CenturyLink support teams have been sent to review the issues. No estimated time of completion has been communicated with Bates County Memorial.