Charges Filed in Death of a Female in Belton

On 12/18/2021, at approximately 10:18 p.m., Belton Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of N. Scott Ave for a reported death. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased 45-year-old female victim inside the residence who had been shot.

The female was identified as Mattie Eisenbrant from Belton. The victim resided with her boyfriend identified as Mr. Tate.

On 12/19/2021, charges were filed against 57 year-old Michael H. Tate of Belton for Murder in the 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Tampering with Physical Evidence in Felony Prosecution.

Tate is currently being held without bond.

Miami School Donates to Bates County Community Health Foundation

Bates County Memorial Hospital is grateful to the students, staff and families of Miami R-1, who donated $889.57 to the Bates County Community Health Foundation for the BCMH Cares Free mammograms for Women. The funds were raised at Miami’s Pink games and other activities throughout October Awareness Month. Monies donated to BCMH Cares means more local women who are uninsured/underinsured can get screening mammograms, and follow-up services when needed.  Miami schools have been donating to BCMH Cares from the proceeds of their annual Pink volleyball games going back to 2016!

Pictured, from left: Shanya Hedrick, OT, BCCHF member; Chris Pope, RT, Director of Imaging Services; Lisa Filtingberger, Miami R1 Superintendent Secretary;
Linda Jennings, BCCHF Secretary/Treasurer; Greg Weaver, CEO of BCMH.