1/19 Butler Bears Basketball

Tonight in Butler Bears Basketball the Butler Bears traveled to Kansas City to take on the Hogan Prep Rams. Tonight the Hogan Prep Rams took the win with a final score of

Hogan Prep 75

Butler 52

Two Bates County Residents Arrest

In News from Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Two Bates County residents have been charged as the result of an investigation conducted by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at the request of the Bates County
Sheriff Chad Anderson.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office received a
request from Sheriff Anderson to investigate a report of sexual assault that was reported
to his office. Mosher said one of the subjects named in the complaint was an employee of
the county and Sheriff Anderson wanted an independent investigation conducted.

Sheriff Anderson said “I appreciate the relationship we have with Vernon County
Sheriff’s Office. Being able to request an outside agency for these types of reports is
important to the integrity of the case and builds trust in the community.”

The suspects have been identified and charged with the following:
Kyle B Mallatt, 38 of Butler, Missouri. Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy 1st Degree and
Sodomy 2nd degree. Bond set at $10,000
Rachelle L Mallatt, 37 of Butler, Missouri. Hindering Prosecution of Felony and
Tampering With a Witness in a Felony Prosecution. Bond set at $4,500
Both Kyle and Rachelle turned themselves in to authorities and were released after
posting bond until the scheduled court hearing.

*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any
names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Revision: Joyce Arlene Arnold Age 86 Adrian


Joyce Arlene Arnold, 86, Adrian, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 16, 2022.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Adrian with visitation from 10:00-11:00.  Burial to follow in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.  Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherds Ministries, 1805 15th Avenue, Union Grove, WI 53182 or Heartland Hospice.

Joyce was born September 18, 1935 in Butler, Missouri, a daughter of Clarence J. and Opal A. (Giddens) Watts.  She was united in marriage to Thomas Raymond Arnold on July 16, 1951 in Adrian, Missouri.  To this union, 7 children were born, along with one adopted daughter.  Joyce was a housewife and mother all her life.  Loving, caring, and sharing were just a few of her attributes. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in August of 1957. She was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Adrian, where she served and attended faithfully until health issues hindered her. She and Tom R. served as foster parents for many years, as well.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Thomas, on November 12, 2007, one brother, Dale Watts, three sons, Tom E., Lester and Phillip, one daughter, Susan Davis, one grandson, Thomas Jacob (TJ), and two great-grandsons, Judah and Triston.  Joyce is survived by one son, John Arnold and wife, Debbie of Adrian, three daughters, Beverly Green of Passaic, MO, Brenda Ortiz and husband Pablo of Adrian, and Brenda Sue Arnold of the home. There are 25 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, two brothers, Clarence Watts of Qulin, MO, Delbert Watts and wife Marian of Adrian, MO, son-in-law, Doug Davis and daughter-in-law, Pat Arnold. Many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. To GOD be the glory.

(Arrangements under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian, MO; atkinsonfuneralhome.com).