Max Motors Dealerships acquires Swafford’s Ford Sales in Richmond, Missouri

By:  VAZZO Staff 

August 18, 2022, Max Motors Dealerships Press Release

Harrisonville, MO, August 18, 2022, Max Motors Dealerships acquired Swafford’s Ford Sales in Richmond, Missouri. This represents the company’s eleventh dealership total in Missouri and Kansas. Max Motors Dealerships began in Butler, Missouri and was founded by Mark Muller in 2006. Currently, Max Motors Dealerships now comprises nine franchises, eleven dealerships, and two collision centers, located in five Missouri cities: Richmond, Belton, Harrisonville, Butler, Nevada and Manhattan, Kansas.

The Swafford Family has been in the car business for 67 years. Vice President, Rob Swafford says, “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our employees, loyalty of our customers, ongoing business partnerships, and friendships.  We are pleased to announce the sale of our Ford dealership to the Max Motors Family of Dealerships.  We are confident the Max organization will bring excellent sales and service experience to our market area, and offer expanded services at the dealership in the future.”

Max Motors Dealerships is proud to step in and continue our path of excellence with a new Ford dealership in Richmond, Missouri. With the purchase of Swafford Ford, this will be Max Motors’ fifth Ford Dealership, Bob Jacaway said. We’re really excited to come to the company. We’re humbled to be able to purchase this store,” he said, sharing that he and his partner have a combined 70 years in the car business. ‘We have children in the business, so for us, we’re trying to create a legacy for our kids.”

The General Manager of Max Ford of Richmond, will be Howard Lonsdale. Howard has worked in the Northland Car Business for 30 years and the last 14 year’ focused on the Ford Dealerships. Howard is excited about bringing his experience to Richmond, continuing the strong team that Swafford has created, and helping all Ford Plan purchasers, including accepting all Ford X, Z, D, and P Ford Plans.

The mission of Max Motors Dealerships is to be the premier quality vehicle retailer in the Midwest by providing the best opportunity for its team members, customers, communities, and the manufacturers they represent. 

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Butler: Bates County Museum Director Peggy Buhr Retries November 1st

For fifteen years I have been blessed and honored to
work at the Bates County Museum. The connection to
this place is strong and I’ve devoted a large part of my
life striving for excellence and to make it better, always
to make it better. It’s been an epic adventure. I am
proud of all we have accomplished and will be forever
grateful to each of you who have come along on this
journey with me.

But, alas, the time has come for me to close the door
on this season in my life. Personal responsibilities,
family matters, and other changes are now the main
priority. I will be working at the Museum through the
first week of November and I hope to see many of you before I leave.
The Board of Directors graciously received news of my retirement at the August Board
meeting. They are now tasked with visioning the future and with finding just the right person
to pick up the mantle and guide the Museum into the future.

The Society has always been blessed with outstanding leaders on the Board and I have every confidence they will provide thoughtful and considerate leadership through this process as well. It’s time for
new creativity, new energy, new ideas, and most importantly, it’s time for a person who is
tech savvy and able to expand the social media footprint of the Museum. Young people
are our future and we must meet them where they are.
As this season of my life draws to a close, I ask that everyone please continue to do all
you can to secure the legacy of this remarkable place. Remember, you are the keepers of
the Museum’s mission: Preserve Our History & Sustain Our Heritage. In saying goodbye,
I extend my profound thanks and most sincere gratitude to you, the members of the Bates
County Historical Society & Museum, and to all the many friends and acquaintances I’ve
come to know. I love you all.

Farewell my friends. My fondest farewell. ~Peggy~
Preserving Our History, Sustaining Our Heritage

Amsterdam Princess Candidate Kimberly Judy

Amsterdam Jubilee would like to announce a Princess candidate Kimberly Judy. Kimberly is the 5-year-old daughter of Whitney Irwin. She is going into kindergarten this year at Miami School. She likes to spend time with her brother sister and cousins and loves swimming and being outside.

As an Amsterdam Jubilee Princess candidate Kimberly will be out in the community selling raffle tickets.