Two Men and a Bicycle Charity Ride for Disabled Veterans

The Lake View Barns in Appleton City is owned and operated by Susan Hearting of Appleton City. The Venue offers 5 cabins for guests/ weddings and receptions or just a getaway. Lake View Barns has offered shelter to George Kohler and his son, Joshua Kohler of the United Kingdom/England.

The father/son bike team has been biking through threw the United States to raise funds for “ Biking For Battle Back” which supports British Legion Disabled Veterans.

They flew into the United Stated on March 31st. The team started pedaling on April 3rd with a journey from New York to San Francisco. They hit the Bates County Area yesterday.

Susan Hearting contacted the newsroom of 92.1 to reach the media for publicity.  

On Saturday, April 30th they will begin their journey by bicycle, west to Colorado. The Charity Ride is tracking and posting their travel and encounters every 10 minutes. The links below will allow you to view their journey.

George and Joshua want to make the public aware of their travels, if and when you see two gentlemen traveling by bicycle in our area. Give a “ wave” or a “ honk” to thank them for their Charity Ride across the United States for Disabled Veterans.

Mosquitoes can take a bite out of outdoor fun

Source: Tamra Reall, 816-945-8113

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – April showers bring May flowers and mosquitoes. With mosquitoes come not just itchy bites but the risk of diseases such as West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis, malaria, Zika virus and yellow fever, among others, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist and entomologist Tamra Reall.


The best way to avoid getting mosquito bites around your home and yard is to empty any standing water, especially after it rains or the sprinklers run, says Reall.

These puddles, even those as small as a tablespoon, are where mosquitoes lay their eggs and the larvae grow. Water collects in flowerpots, tire swings, toys, trash, gutters, poorly drained soil and holes in trees. Empty these containers and fix drainage problems. Chlorinated and filtered swimming pools are not mosquito havens, but untreated pools are.

If you’re looking to build a new pool in your yard, it’s essential to work with a reputable and experienced pool builder who understands how to properly design and install drainage systems. For example, offers custom pool designs that take into account the surrounding landscape and drainage patterns to ensure that your pool doesn’t become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. By choosing a knowledgeable pool builder, you can create a beautiful and functional backyard oasis while also minimizing the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses.

Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when working in the yard. Wear a repellant, preferably one containing DEET. Adult mosquitoes like to rest on vegetation, so keep grass mowed to eliminate potential hiding places. Make sure door and window screens are in good condition. Use a fan to create a breeze. Mosquitoes are not strong flyers, so a light breeze can keep them away.

Avoid spraying lawns and using foggers. Mosquitoes can develop resistance to sprays and quickly infest the area again. Foggers may be effective for only a few hours and contain pesticides that kill helpful insects, including pollinators and mosquito predators.

Field tests show that bug zappers and ultrasonic pest eliminators are not effective ways to attract and kill mosquitoes.

The Missouri Department of Conservation recommends using nontoxic mosquito dunks and pellets for areas with stagnant water. These are safe for animals, beneficial insects and the environment.


If you get a mosquito bite, wash the affected area with soap and water. To reduce swelling and itching, apply an ice pack for 10 minutes; reapply as needed.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends this at-home treatment:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda with just enough water to create a paste. Apply the paste then wash it off after 10 minutes.
  • Use an over-the-counter antihistamine or anti-itch cream.
  • Consult a health care provider if you develop a fever or pain.

The MU Extension guide “Mosquitoes” is available for free download at

Bates County Voters

A reminder, from the Bates County Courthouse. The Adrian R-3 and Archie R-5 School voters

will vote at the Adrian Optimist Building, 11092 NW CR 41, Adrian, MO  64720. This change

takes effect immediately for voters in 2022 and the future.     

Kenney Hunt Formerly of Butler

Kenneth (Kenney) Lee Hunt was born to Robert Boyer Hunt and Leota Mae Hunt on January 19, 1941  and departed his life on April 24, 2022.

Kenneth spent most of his life around Butler, MO. area. He married Glenda Sue Hunt on April 19, 1961 and they had three children. Kendra Kelley, Dale Hunt and Robert Hunt. He and Sue lived in Bakersfield, CA for a short time. They moved to Texas in 1984 and that’s where they resided at the time of his death.

Kenny drove a truck for several years. He owned and operated Kenny’s CB Radio and Gun Shop in Butler, MO. When Kenny moved to Texas he operated Truck Driving Schools until he retired.

Kenny was an avid shooter and had hundreds of trophies from his competition shooting. He also taught shooting lessons on his gun range in Elm Mott, TX which was his favorite place to be. Kenny was featured in several shooting magazines.

Kenny is survived by his wife Glenda Sue and his children Kendra Kelley and husband Gary, Dale Hunt and wife Sherrill, Robert Hunt and wife Nikki.

He is preceded in death by his grandson, Mathew Olson and one son in law, Richard Kirby Crane.

Kenny had seven grandchildren, Gary Kelley Jr., Kirby Gibbs, and husband Lane, Kali Skerik and husband Tyler, Kortney Varga and husband Seth. Jake Eaves and Kate Eaves and Salli Olson. He had six great grandchildren. Jessie Kelley, Rahlen Gibbs, Norah Gibbs, Evan Skerik, Jolee Skerik, Boyer Olson, Alexis Eaves, Whitt Wilson, and Ryland Moriarity.  

Kenney will be greatly missed. A memorial in his honor will be announced.

Donations in his honor can be made to:

Elm Mott Volunteer Fire Department

P.O. Box 46

Elm Mott, TX 76640