Butler Senior Center Now Open

The Butler Senior Center is back open for lunch and recreational activities.

The center at 611 W. Mill St. welcomes adults 60 and older to dine indoors, according to Butler Senior Center Coordinator Nancy Rich. It’s open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Masks are optional.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meals are provided for people 60 and older for a suggested contribution of $4.50. Call (660) 679-5830 or visit goaging.org to get a current menu.  

Transportation is available by calling BaCo Transport by (660) 679-6322.

The center still offers curbside pickup of meals. To receive a curbside meal, please call the center before 9 a.m. the day of pickup or anytime the day before. Pickup is available from 11 a.m. to 12:30.

The center needs volunteers to serve as receptionists, Rich said.

“We also want people to come in and begin visiting and recreational activities,” she said. The center typically hosts cards, Bingo, domino games, puzzles and chair exercises.

Care Manager Artricia Lowry will be available at the center by appointment by calling 417-279-5138.

Fewer tables allow for distancing, and guests are asked to remain social distanced when they are getting their meals. While the mandatory use of masks and temperature taking have been halted, visitors, staff and volunteers still will be requested to answer health questions about COVID-19 exposure or symptoms.

The Butler Senior Center is one of 21 locations operated by Care Connection for Aging Services in 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Bates. The mission is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. For more information, visit www.goaging.org or call 1-800-748-7826.

LOCAL DRIVER NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL AWARD

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) represents over 14,000 trucking companies in the U.S. and Canada that employ over 126,000 drivers collectively.  Each year the association sponsors a driver of the year program to recognize the very best drivers within the group.  Among the drivers nominated for this prestigious honor is David Rankin of Merwin, MO who drives for ROTA LOGISTICS of Butler, MO.

     “As a nominee for award, Mr. David Rankin joins a very elite group that represent the very best of our 126,000 drivers,” according to Buster Anderson, Executive Vice President of NASTC

     “ROTA Logistics is very proud of their drivers and should be very proud of themselves as well,” Mr. Anderson added.  “It says a lot about a company when they can attract and keep employees of this caliber.”

     David Rankin has driven for ROTA Logistics for 2 years and for Double V.V. INC for over 14 years, and has been a professional driver for over 30 years and has driven over 1,000,000 accident free miles.  He currently resides in Merwin, MO with his wife Rachel Rankin who is also a huge support of David’s driving career.  They have dedicated a huge portion of their lives to the trucking industry.