Butler Chamber: Planning, Events, & News

We hope that 2022 will be a very prosperous year for your business.  It is the hope of your Chamber to be able to help in any way we can to see that happen.

We want to thank Barbara Lawrence for all she has done for the Chamber for the last 2 years, and welcome Karen Rayborn as the new Exec. Secretary. Karen is looking forward to helping you and our community and welcomes you to stop by the office. Our new office hours are Tues-Wed-Thurs, 9 am to noon. Thank you for your patience in our transition.

We have some great events set up for this year and look forward to seeing our community gather and enjoy. The Butler Chamber Events is listed on our web & Facebook page for your convenience, or we can email it to you.   

Plans are in the works for all our regular events throughout the year, and we have added a new one. June 18th Family Nerf War in the park which brings excitement.

Our next membership luncheon is May 19th, 12-1, at the Chamber office location. This event will continue every other month through the year. We will ask for your input at the banquet if you prefer breakfast or a luncheon meeting along with other topics of interest.

This newsletter has been updated with our new logo, which you should be seeing throughout the year representing the new changes in our community. We have had ribbon cuttings to welcome several new businesses and are excited for more to come.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Annual Banquet, March 24th, social hour starts @5pm. If you have not received your tickets, pls call the office.

We love hearing from our members, if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions, please call, or email us at Director@butlerchamber.com.  We consider all improvements suggested!

***It takes a village to grow and improve communities and we have the best! ***

Thank you for supporting your Chamber!       

Windsor Man Arrested on Murder Charges

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office released this information on Tuesday, March 15th.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Shane Ray Chesher, age 36, of Windsor, Missouri, for the Class A Felony of First-Degree Murder, in connection with an incident that occurred on East Jefferson Street, Windsor, Missouri, on Friday, March 4th.

A criminal complaint was filed with the Henry County Associate Circuit Court today by the Henry County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, regarding Chesher’s alleged involvement of being the driver of a vehicle that struck and severely injured Gail Kirn, then fled the scene. Kirn was transported to a Kansas City area trauma center by air ambulance to treat life threatening injuries that he sustained as a result of the incident.

During the morning hours of Tuesday, March 15th, 2022, Kirn succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Later the same afternoon, Chesher was located and taken into custody in Kansas, prior to the arrest warrant being issued. He is currently in custody on a “no bond” warrant and will face being extradited back to Missouri in the near future.

The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 11

                                                 March 16, 2022

AC Landmarks will host a Baked Potato Bar Lunch 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. March 17 at the MK&T Railroad Depot. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, with a large baked potato, dessert and drink for lunch (carry outs only). The hot steamy potato will be served with toppings of chili, cheese, broccoli, bacon and sour cream.  Homemade cakes and drinks round out the meal for $7. Proceeds will be used for maintenance of Museum, Depot and old Library.

The 12th annual Wee Bit O’Parade will be Thursday, March 17, at 1:00 p.m. Anyone can participate in this family-friendly event. Simply be at Forest Park at 12:45 for the stroll down Main Street to welcome spring and celebrate the Irish in all of us. Please contact Lyndsi Davis – Lyndsi Davis Rivera at 660-464-2575 if you plan to participate, so a general idea of how many will be participating in the parade can be gained ahead of the 17th.

The ACHS Junior Class will have a drive through tenderloin sandwich 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (or until they sell out) Sunday, March 20.  Pick up will be in the circle drive of the school.  They are offering a tenderloin sandwich and a bag of chips for $9.00. Proceeds will be used to sponsor the ACHS After Prom Activities.  In addition to the sandwiches, the class will also sponsor a Cornhole Tournament starting at 1:00 p.m. There will be a $40 entry fee per team. They would like teams to sign up by March 15 so they can have an idea on how many to expect.  They can call or text Bill Berry at 417-309-1855 to sign up. They will also be doing a 50/50 raffle

Immaculate Conception Church Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be served March 18 and April 1 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose. They plan to serve carry out and dine-in at this time. (They will adjust as needed for the current conditions.) The menu is fried fish, Suzy Q’s, cole saw, corn bread, cookies and a drink. Adults eat for $12, children under 10 for $6

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will provide six free waste pesticide collection events in 2022. All of the events will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon and are open to all Missouri farmers and households. March 26 – Appleton City Municipal Services (City Barn), 110 S. Maple St., Appleton City. Accepted: Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Rodenticides, De-wormers, Fly tags and Fertilizers containing pesticide.  Not Accepted: Paint, Explosives, Fire extinguishers, Yard waste, Electronics, Trash, pesticides from businesses, pesticide-production facilities, pesticide distributors, pesticide retailers or similar entities. More information about the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online at dnr.mo.gov/waste-recycling/what-were-doing/events-collections-trainings/missouri-pesticide-collection-program.

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Application is now available. If you are a resident of St. Clair County, high school senior or a full-time college student, and majoring in an agricultural related field, you are encouraged to apply. For more information contact Susan Salmon at rsranch74@hotmail.com to request your application today. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 to be considered.

The 2022—2023 Appleton City Kindergarten Enrollment and Screenings will be held on April 7. Call the Elementary Office for an appointment at 660-476-2161. If your child will be 5 before August 1, now is the time to begin thinking about Kindergarten enrollment requirements. The following items are required for enrollment: immunization records, state issued birth certificate, social security card and proof of residence. Your child can receive the immunizations that are needed to attend Kindergarten anytime on or after his/her fourth birthday.  You do not need to wait until age five. They encourage you to have your child fully immunized now and bring the immunization record to school on the day of Kindergarten screening. If you have questions regarding required immunizations, please feel free to contact Nikki Piepmeier, School Nurse, at 660-476-2161, option #7.

Come support the AC Track Project Saturday, April 16 with a night of Mouse Racing, Mouse Roulette, amazing auction item, and a gun raffle. A ticket is required to enter this fun event and only 300 tickets will be sold. Your ticket includes entry into the event, dinner and two drinks for only $25. Because ACHS co-ops with Montrose HS for track, it will be held at the Montrose Community Building. Tickets are available at Powell’s True Value Hardware and from various community members including: Brittanni Turner, Tricia Swaters, Jana Wareham, Amber Strope, Ashley Deel, Brooke Powell and Cindy Beebe. Check the AC Athletic Boosters, Inc. Facebook page for more details, including how to name a mouse or a race. The Field of Pride & Track Project is in the final stretch of fundraising and funding for the track is over 60% completed prior to this event.

DbarJ Quilts etc. of Rockville, Mo will have the Elva Gwinn Huffman Essay Contest once again this year.  To receive a quilt to use in your charitable fund raising, all you have to do is enter an essay telling about your non-profit, its name, who you serve, how you would use the quilt in this endeavor and any other important information you would like them to know. You then can send it by mail to DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780, or email it to joyce@dbarjquilts.com. The deadline is March 30 2022

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for March and April.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Mar 23 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Mar 23 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 24 – Rheumatology – Dr. Tay,  April 6–Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, April 7–OB/GYN–Dr. Kallberg, April 8– Ortho-Dr. Gray, April 13- Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, April 14-Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, April 20–Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, April 21- Podiatry-Dr. Ciaramello, April 27–Ophthalmology–Dr. Soni, April 27–Ortho-Dr. Gray, April 28-Rheumatology, Dr. Tay    


Mar 17     AC Landmarks Baked Potato Bar Lunch 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the MK&T Railroad Depot

Mar 17     St. Patrick’s Day Parade 1:00 p.m. starting at the City Park

Mar 17     Dismissal at 12:15 p.m. at Hudson R-IX

Mar 18     No School at Hudson R-IX – Spring Break

Mar 18     Immaculate Conception Church Lenten Fish Fry Dinner 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall

Mar 20     ACHS Junior Class drive through tenderloin sandwich 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (or until they sell out) in the circle drive of the school.

Mar 26     Free waste pesticide collection 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Appleton City Municipal Services (City Barn), 110 S. Maple St.