Joe Hermann Retires After 49 Years of Service at Bates County memorial Hospital

Help us congratulate Joe Hermann, who officially retired on May 17, 2022 after 49 years of dedicated service to Bates County Memorial Hospital. Joe first began working in the laundry department at BCMH in 1973 as a senior in high school through an earned credits work program, and he was hired right after graduation in 1974. Joe remained in the laundry department for his career, later being promoted to Laundry Foreman. Over the years, Joe has been a dependable worker, ensuring patient and employee safety. His dedication included overtime and weekends during the pandemic to keep up with increased demand. Joe’s “laundry list” for retirement includes spending more time enjoying his favorite hobbies, playing pool and fishing for catfish. A reception was held in Joe’s honor on May 17. Joe was presented with a pool stick as a retirement gift from the hospital, presented by Chief Executive Officer Greg Weaver.

Walker Man Injured in Vernon County Accident

The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a one-car accident at 12:10pm on Tuesday, May 17th at Route BB approximately 3 miles South of Nevada in Vernon County.

The accident occurred when a White 2018 Freightliner Dump truck, heading southbound, slid off the East side of the roadway and overturned.

The driver Dale Ijams, 47 of Walker Missouri, received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

The dump truck was towed from the scene by Garwood Wrecker.

Adrian Man Arrested on Warrants

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On May 17th around 3:35 p.m. the Adrian Police Department arrested 32-year-old Garamee C. Cooper of Adrian, Missouri.

Mr. Cooper was arrested on 1.) Bates County Sheriff’s Office Warrant – Sex Offender physically present/loiter within 500 feet of a park/playground/pool/ – 1st Offense.

Garamee C. Cooper was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler, and he is currently being held on a $4,500 cash/surety only bond.

Cooper is listed on the Missouri State Sex Offender Registry as a Tier Level 2 Offender.

Missouri State Fair Announces Grandstand Performers

The 120th Missouri State Fair, themed “Buckets of Fun,” is Aug. 11-21, 2022, in Sedalia.

This year’s concert series is sure to have something for everyone. The Missouri State Fair has announced these performers to take the State Fair Grandstand stage:

Aug. 11 – Trace Adkins with Lonestar

Aug. 12 – Tesla with Fuel

Aug. 13 – Sam Hunt with Sean Stemaly

Aug. 16 – Casting Crowns with We Are Messengers

Aug. 17 – ZZ Top, Raw Whisky Tour

Country music superstar Justin Moore will headline the final concert of the 2022 Missouri State Fair, performing on the State Fair Grandstand stage, presented by CFM Insurance on Saturday, Aug. 20. Opening for Moore is newcomer Heath Sanders.

Missouri State Fair still to announce performers for Aug. 18 and 19.

Tickets to all State Fair Grandstand concerts will go on sale to the public starting at 9 am, June 28 through Etix. More information about State Fair concerts can be found on the Fair’s website.