News from the Bates County Clerk’s Office

All voters will receive a new card soon. The cards show your polling place location. Please review your polling place information as there are have been several changes since the last Election.


ADRIAN PRECINCT: Adrian R-3 School, 601 N. Houston, Adrian (Adrian R-3 & Archie R-5) All voters in the Adrian R-3 and the Archie R-5 school districts vote here. (NO LONGER AT THE OPTIMIST BUILDING!)

AMORET/AMSTERDAM PRECINCT: Miami R-1 School,7638 NW State Route J, Amoret, (Miami R-1) Voters in the City of Amoret, City of Amsterdam, and Homer, Charlotte, West Point, Elkhart Townships vote here. Note: All West Boone Township votes at the Drexel Community Center in Drexel. (NO LONGER AT AMORET AND AMSTERDAM!)

BALLARD PRECINCT: Ballard School, 10247 NE State Route 18, Butler (Ballard R-2) All voters in the school district vote here.

BUTLER PRECINCT: Butler High School Gymnasium, 420 S Fulton, Butler (Butler R-5) All voters in the school district vote here. ( FOR THE APRIL 5TH ELECTION THE POLLING PLACE WILL BE AT THE BUTLER FAIRGROUNDS DUE TO THE CONSTRUCTION AT THE BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL!)

DREXEL PRECINCT: Drexel Community Center, 410 E. Bates, Drexel (Drexel R-4 & Miami R-1) Voters in the City of Drexel, Village of Merwin, and all West Boone Township vote here.

HUDSON PRECINCT: Hudson School, 15012 NE State Route 52, Appleton City, (Hudson R-9) All voters in the school district vote here.

HUME PRECINCT: Hume Legion Hall, 9355 SW 1ST Street, Hume (Hume R-8) Voters in the City of Hume and Howard and Walnut Townships vote here.

RICH HILL PRECINCT: Rich Hill High School Auditorium, 703 N 3rd, Rich Hill (Rich Hill R-4) Voters in the City of Rich Hill, Village of Foster, and Osage, Lone Oak, Pleasant Gap, Hudson, Prairie, New Home South, Walnut, Howard Townships vote here. Note: All of Rockville Township votes at Rockville Community Center.

ROCKVILLE PRECINCT: Rockville Community Center, 408 W. Osage Avenue, Rockville (Appleton City R-2 & Rich Hill R-4) All voters in the City of Rockville and Rockville Township vote here.

At the Adrian School, Miami School, Butler School, (Butler Fairgrounds for April) and the Rich Hill School you will be able to check in at any table to cast your ballot. This process will streamline the voting experience.

Please exercise your right to vote!

KNEM/KNMO-FM Radio Loses One of their Own

Tuesday, January 11th was a sad day for those of us in the radio business as we lost a long-time member of the broadcasting family.

KNEM/KNMO-FM Radio in Nevada lost one of their own, Huell “Russ” Warren has passed away and leaves behind a tremendous legacy, not only at KNEM/KNMO-FM Radio but other radio stations where he worked early in his career.

Russ was legendary for his abilities and the contact list he had for finding news information. As KNEM/KNMO-FM Radio longtime News Director he was at the radio stations almost every day, not because he had to be but, because it was his passion.

For the last few years, when his health would no longer allow him to put in the time he once did, he was still at KNEM/KNMO-FM Radio almost every morning writing news stories and doing newscasts. It was his purpose, and he did it until the very end.

KNEM/KNMO-FM Radio will miss Russ and they know a lot of us will miss hearing him each morning doing the newscasts he loved to do.

Rest in peace Russ, you will be missed by many.

We here at KMAM/KMOE send our sympathy to Mike Harbit and everyone at KNEM/KNMO-FM Radio.

Heroes to Hives Program

Enrollment is open for Heroes to Hives, a free program that helps military veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists, and their families learn the art of beekeeping. University of Missouri Extension agronomist Travis Harper leads the Missouri program, the first state chapter of the national Heroes to Hives program.

The course includes nine prerecorded modules available through Michigan State University. There are also live Zoom classes on topics specific to Missouri beekeeping. Monthly hands-on training will be held April-October at the Heroes to Hives apiary in Warrensburg at the University of Central Missouri’s Mitchell Street Farm.

Missouri is home to more than 440,000 veterans making the transition from military to civilian life. Returning veterans face challenges, including anxiety, depression, service-related health issues and disabilities and finding rewarding career opportunities. These challenges are exacerbated by the loss of the camaraderie and support inherent in military units. Transitioning vets often feel a sense of isolation and loss. Heroes to Hives offers veterans a chance to reconnect with their brothers and sisters in arms with a common mission of protecting the most important managed pollinator on the planet.

For more information and free registration, visit

Adrian December Student of the Month

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools.  Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit.  Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria.   Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it.  Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”

Adrian’s student of the month is senior, Chandler Jacquinot.  He is the son of Ashley Jacquinot who stays very active in football, wrestling, baseball, FFA and FBLA.  In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, working, and power lifting.  His plans after school are to attend lineman school.  He considers life is about timing and angles.  Chandler is known for his smile and encouragement that he gives to others.