Butler Aquatic Center to open in late May

The newsroom of 92.1 has been informed of a rumor. 92.1 talked with Scott Bitner of the Butler Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Butler. Bitner informed 92.1 that the Butler Aquatic Center will open as usual this summer. Opening day is yet to be announced.

Mr. Bitner will send information to the public as to the admission cost for the 2023 swimming season, individual rates, and family pass rates will be announced in the near future.

For now, get summer on your mind and everyone will swim as usual at the Butler Aquatic Center.

Loan Program for Agriculture

Loan Programs Available to Offer Further Interest Rate Relief for ProducersTwo Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority loans now have raised maximum loan limits.  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority is now accepting applications for two programs that can be used to reduce the amount of interest paid on qualifying loans. Both programs now have expanded loan limits that allow more producers to qualify. “Rising interest rates can impact the profitability of agricultural producers, especially small and beginning farmers,” MASBDA Executive Director Jill Wood said. “Programs like the Beginning Farmer Loan Program and the Family Farm Breeding Livestock Tax Credit, which reduce or eliminate interest expense, provide needed relief to producers across the state.” The Beginning Farmer Loan Program enables local lenders to receive federally tax-exempt interest on loans made to beginning farmers. The tax savings are passed on to beginning farmers in the form of lower interest rates. A qualified borrower can borrow up to $616,100 to buy agricultural land, farm buildings, farm equipment and breeding livestock. This program can be used in partnership with other state and federal programs, including the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office linked deposit program, MOBUCK$ and USDA’s Farm Service Agency direct and guaranteed loans. The Family Farm Breeding Livestock Tax Credit program is a tax credit to a lender who waives the first year’s interest on a breeding livestock loan to a small farmer. A small farmer can borrow up to $150,000 for beef or dairy cattle, $70,000 for swine, and $60,000 to purchase sheep or goats. Each small farmer may utilize for the program more than once for new breeding livestock purchases. Applications for both programs are submitted by the lender and may be found at masbda.com. For more information please contact the MASBDA team by email at masbda@mda.mo.gov or by phone at (573) 751-2129. 

Summers Pharmacy Shingles Shots

This public service message is from your local pharmacy. Summers Pharmacy of Butler. Did you know, that if you’ve had chicken pox you’re at risk for shingles? Adults over the age of 50 can receive a two-part shingles vaccination to help prevent an outbreak. Call Summers Pharmacy about your shingles shot to protect yourself against severe shingles infections and long-term complications caused by shingles. The shingle shot is free with most Medicare plans and available for others for a fee. The shot is available at Summers Pharmacy 913 West Fort Scott Street in Butler. Open Monday through Friday 8:30 until 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Call today to schedule your vaccination or for more details. Summers Pharmacy 660-679-5002.

Missouri State Fair

Wednesday, Aug 16 Christian artists Cory Asbury and CAIN will take the State Fair Grandstand stage, presented by CFM Insurance, at the 2023 Missouri State Fair. Tickets are $35 for track and $25 for grandstand.

Fueled with a passion to see people encounter the love of the Father, Cory Asbury is a songwriter, singer, speaker, author and worship leader. Cory began leading worship at his local church at age fourteen, and from there launched into full-time worship ministry at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City in 2005, until he joined the Bethel Music Collective in 2015. Cory is known for his hit single “Reckless Love” inspired by Cory’s journey of discovering the Father’s heart through the birth of his first son and the near-loss of his first daughter. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2019 after winning two GMA Dove Awards and two K-Love Fan Awards in 2018. His album, by the same name, hit the top of the charts as Billboard’s #1 Christian Album and won a GMA Dove Award for Worship Album of the Year in 2018. Cory has also received three Billboard Music nominations for Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album and Top Christian Song of the year. In July of 2020, Cory released To Love A Fool with the hit single “Sparrows” and “The Father’s House”.

Spend five minutes with the members of CAIN and you’ll feel like you’ve spent the afternoon in the sunshine. The band’s effervescent joy spills over onto each person they meet, their bright smiles as contagious as their chill-inducing harmonies. Pouring their perpetual joy into their debut album Rise Up, CAIN – made up of siblings Madison Cain Johnson, Taylor Cain Matz, and Logan Cain – has discovered what it’s like to live their calling while doing their favorite thing, singing about Jesus. The band’s first single, “Rise Up (Lazarus),” went No.1 at Christian radio, holding the spot for multiple weeks while also winning the 2021 K-LOVE Fan Award for “Breakout Single of the Year. Their second single to release and also hit No. 1 for multiple weeks, “Yes He Can,” is a smile in a pop song and might be the truest to who CAIN is, both as a band and individuals. Hearing their songs live, in the car or at home, listeners will be blessed by the songs of Rise Up, an album of hard-won hope that radiates the kind of eternal happiness only found in the goodness of God.

This show joins previously announced opening night, Thursday, Aug. 10 show Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line with Parmalee. Tickets to all State Fair Grandstand concerts will go on sale to the public starting at 9 am, June 27 through Etix. More information about State Fair concerts can be found on the Fair’s website.

The 121st Missouri State Fair, themed “Where Traditions Grow” is Aug. 10-20, 2023, in Sedalia.