Hometown Hero Mary Fisher of Butler

Our Hometown Hero recognition goes to Mary Fisher from Bates County Farm Bureau recognition for her act of kindness.

Mary donated 35 pounds of ground beef to Rita Lowe, the Culinary Manager of the Butler Senior Center on May 2, 2022 to help the center continue their mission to provide nutritious meals to the seniors of Bates County!

Thank you Mary and thank you Bates County Farm Bureau!

Butler: Ozark Highlands Conference Track Meet Results

Ozark Highlands Conference Track Meet Results

Yesterday Butler hosted the Ozark Highlands Conference Track Meet!  Because of the continuous rain and possibilities of storms on Monday, we had to change our event to a daytime meet yesterday.  As always, the entire school rose to the occasion to help us pull this meet together and with great success!  We had a lot of positive comments from coaches from the other schools on how well it went and the great way that our students helped us out.  On the High School side, we had some great performances that led to both the boys placing 2nd to Class 3 Buffalo and the Girls placing second behind Class 2 Eldorado Springs .  Here are the results of the day with all of our point winners..

Girls –2nd with 82 points, Eldorado had 100 pts

4th Place:

Maci Taylor–Long Jump   3.92m  12’ 10”

Maci Taylor –Triple Jump  8.53m  28’

3rd Place:

Josie Johnston –Shot Put  8.32m  27’ 3”

Josie Johnston –Javelin  24.36m  79’ 11”

Jocelyn Underwood–Pole Vault  2.2m  7’ 3”

2nd Place:

Jocelyn Underwood– High Jump  1.55m  5’1”  PR

Annalee Gardner–100m Hurdles  17.27

Annalee Gardner–300m Hurdles  50.80

 Conference Champions!

Taitlyn Madison –Long Jump  5.08m  16’ 8”

Taitlyn Madison –Triple Jump  9.87 m 32’ 4.5”

Taitlyn Madison –200m Dash  27.25

Josie Johnston –Discus 36.74m   120’ 6.5”–broke her previous record set earlier this year with a new record and new PR

Annalee Gardner–Pole Vault  3.5m  11’ 5”

4x400m Relay–Taitlyn Madison-Maci Taylor-Jocelyn Underwood-Annalee Gardner  4:35.65

Boys–2nd 95 points, Buffalo had 120 pts

5th Place:

Hunter Stevens–Discus  34.32m  112’  7”

4th Place:

Jaguar Eidson–Javelin  40.67m  133’ 5”  PR

Hunter Stevens–Shot Put  12.08m  39’ 7.5”

Hunter Kelso–High Jump  1.6m   5’ 3”

Hunter Kelso–200m Dash  25.14

3rd Place:

Mason Diehl–100m Dash  11.48

Jaguar Eidson–High Jump  1.65m  5’ 5”

4x800m Relay–Drew Clutter, Kenny Waring, Carter Trumbore  10:33.37

2nd Place:

Jaguar Eidson–Pole Vault  3.65m  12’

Dylan Davidson–Triple Jump  11.68m   38’ 9”

4x400m Relay–Hunter Kelso, Xavier Wisdom, Mason Diehl, Dylan Davidson   4:41.91

Conference Champions!!

Dylan Davidson–300m Hurdles  42.21

Brendin Patrick–100m Dash  11.35

Matthew Zent–Long Jump  6.16m   20’ 2.5”

Matthew Zent–Triple Jump  12.62m  41’ 5”  PR

Jaxon Hiser–Pole Vault  4.0m  PR  13’1”

4x200m Relay  Matthew Zent, Jaxon Hiser, Brendin Patrick, Mason Diehl 1:36.59

4x100m Relay–Brendin Patrick, Mason Diehl, Dylan Davidson, Matthew Zent  46.51

Julie Diehl
Biology Teacher8th Grade PLTW Gateway TeacherJV Volleyball CoachAsst HSTrack Coach

Bates County Memorial Nutrition Class

Bates County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a new “Eat Well to Live Well” Nutrition Class on May 17 from 11am – 12pm in the Education Center.

This is a free, informal group session to address weight management and diabetes issues with Jennifer Lindquist, RDN/LDN, Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. 

Masking required. Parking is available by the Education Center located on the east end of the hospital at 615 W. Nursery, Butler, MO 64730. For more information, call 600-200-7007

BCMH Honors Auxiliary Volunteers

For Auxiliary Appreciation Week, Bates County Memorial Hospital recognized and celebrated our very special Auxiliary volunteers. Volunteers contribute a great deal to BCMH, its patients and employees, and their accomplishments include:

Bates County Memorial Hospital recognized Auxiliary members with a banquet on Friday, April 29. Members were given a pin for hours of service, and a hanging flower basket as a thank you gift from the hospital. The awards ceremony included the announcement of the 2021 volunteer of the year, Lora Padley.

Lora works in the Auxiliary Gift Shop, and her kind demeanor with everyone is only matched by her energy. Lora decided to become a volunteer because she wanted to help her friend, Dorothy Keene (now passed) to get out and be more active. As they got involved with volunteer activities, Lora found that she really enjoyed it. Lora appreciates that volunteering allows her to meet new people as well as to see old friends.

Like Lora, volunteers perform many tasks, and their service is invaluable. They are the first to greet patients, assist them through the screening process and their first steps for registration. Some accompany patients to their destination, and others are assigned to help outpatient specialty clinic staff with logistics, such as transferring patients to labs and imaging services.

Perhaps one of the most valuable services a volunteer can offer is a smile and a listening ear.

“People come into the shop and want to talk,” said Pat Friederich, a 27-year Auxiliary member, during the Auxiliary Banquet.

Why volunteer? For BCMH volunteers, motivation ranges from having something to do, getting more exercise, to the enjoyment of the close friendships they create with other volunteers. Some do it to give back, either because the hospital did something for them or a family member, or they retired from the hospital. All of our volunteers enjoy helping others. Members enjoy a few perks for volunteering, include a free meal on their service days, and discounts on gift shop merchandise and BCMH health services.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering with BCMH Auxiliary, speak to a volunteer at the information desk or gift shop, or visit https://www.bcmhospital.com/auxiliary-volunteers/

BCMH thanks Lora, and all of our volunteers, for the gift of service.

Photo cutlines: Auxiliary members pictured (front row, left to right): Beverly Wainwright, Donna Huber, Pat Friederich, Kathy Bunch, Faye Hunt and Lora Padley. Second row: Missie Good, Ramona Snyder, Carol Hedrick, Sherry York, Ruby Westmoreland, Holly Rabourn, Judy Taylor, Alvina Harrison-Wells and Kathleen Eckert. Third row: Bob Thomas, Carol Lewis, Barbara Weaver, Liz Schlechty, Pat Decker, Mike Humphrey (Chaplain) and Norman Black. Not pictured: Charlotte Guss, Dee