The Greater Clinton-Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to shop local this Valentine’s Day. One thing the Clinton Chamber loves is their local businesses. That’s why they want you to shop with them and enter: Love Local This Valentine’s Day contest.

Here’s what you need to do: After you spend $25 or more from Clinton Chamber businesses, bring those receipts to the Chamber and they will sign a Valentine’s Day card with your name on it. You can continue to add receipts as many times as you want from local Clinton Chamber of Commerce businesses with purchases between Jan. 10th through Feb. 13th. Take a picture of your receipts and email them to or

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will put all the entries into a box and draw out our winner at Noon on Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day! The winner of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce Love Local This Valentines Contest will receive $100 in Chamber gift certificates.

The Clinton Chamber of commerce’s is located at 200 South Main St. in Clinton. Bring your first $25.00 in receipts from local Chamber business in from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday, and let us copy those receipts and put your name on a Valentine’s Day card.

You can find a list of Clinton Chamber members at,. Chamber businesses also should have the Clinton Chamber logo near the front of their business.

Pleasant Hill Homicide Suspect Charged

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman in rural Pleasant Hill as a homicide. Cass County Deputies responded to the 18000 block of South Purvis Road on Sunday, January 9th where they located the victim. The suspect in the case is in custody at the Cass County Jail.

On Sunday, January 9th around 3:00 pm a concerned family member notified law enforcement that they had not seen their daughter since Friday. Cass County Deputies secured a search warrant for a house in the 18000 block of South Purvis Road near Pleasant Hill where they discovered the body of Sara B. Maloney, 39, Pleasant Hill, inside the residence.

Around 11:45 pm, members of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Unit located the person of interest in a house in the 1000 block of Mullen Road in Raymore. Cass County Deputies were involved in a short standoff at the residence when the subject refused to come out of the house. A Cass County K9 Team located the suspect inside the residence, and he was taken into custody.

On Monday, January 10th the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office charged Levi G. Mitchell, 31, Pleasant Hill with Murder Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action. The judge in the case has ordered Levi Mitchell held with no bond.

Community Center Blood Drive

Bates County Memorial Hospital will hold a blood drive for the Community Blood Center on Wednesday, February 9 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Appointments are preferred for this blood drive; you may visit the CBC website or call 877-468-6844.

Bates County Memorial Hospital is located at 615 West Nursery Street in Butler.  The Blood drive will be in the Education Center of Bates County Memorial Hospital
Masks are required regardless of vaccination. For information regarding CBC’s response to COVID-19, visit