Keasha Brooke age 35

Keasha Brooke Arbuckle Roberts 35, of Compton Junction, MO, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, January 30, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO after a year long, hard fought, courageous battle with an illness.  Cremation, with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.  Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009).  Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to The Robert’s Kids Love Fund at Citizens Bank in Butler, Missouri or the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Make a Wish Foundation.  Messages of Condolence may be left for the family at

Keasha was born on October 13, 1987 in Excelsior Springs, MO to Kenneth Dustin Arbuckle and Merri “Christi” Merriman. In 1998 she moved to Nevada, MO.

Keasha loved to read, wishing she could have her own library. She loved music of all types, often times saying that music helped her through many stages of her life.

Keasha loved her children with all her heart.  It was her motherly instincts and persistence, that lead to an early diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in her son Dallin.  Following that diagnosis Keasha educated herself and many family members on DMD. She continued to follow DMD groups and stayed up to date on current developments, and treatments for the disease.

She was very proud of her kids and all of their accomplishments in everything that they did, especially academics and sports.

Keasha is survived by her mother Christi Arbuckle and partner Brent Martin of Moses Lake, Washington, her children Arionna Roberts, Dallin Roberts, Kenden Roberts, and their father Zebediah Roberts of Butler, MO, her partner of four years Derrick De La Rosa of Compton Junction, MO, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other beloved family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Kenneth Dustin Arbuckle, brother Ryan Arbuckle, mother-in-law Margaret Johnson, and sister-in-law Chelsea Johnson.

Boil Water Advisory Issued

A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for rural Bates District 5.
This is for all customers living East of I-49 in Bates District 5.
This Boil Water Advisory is in effect until the end of day, Saturday, February 4th.

Annual Butler Chamber Banquet and Silent Auction

The Butler Chamber of Commerce 3rd Annual Silent Auction will be held during the 2023 Butler Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet which is scheduled for Thursday, March 23rd to help raise money for this year’s community events.

Membership Renewals and Chamber Banquet invitations will be sent out in the near future. 

The Chamber is asking individuals and local businesses if they would be willing to donate a Gift Basket for the Silent Auction. The theme of the basket is your choice and you may include items to advertise your business. 

Examples include but are not limited to: Movie Night Basket, Beach Day Basket, Game Night Basket, Sports Basket, Hunting Basket, etc. 

Due date for the Silent Auction Basket is Friday, March 17th to be able to get Bid Sheets made before the Banquet. 

The donor will be asked to include a full list of items included in your Silent Auction Basket to be able to let bidders know what they are bidding on. 

Contact the Butler Chamber if you have any questions.  That ‘s the annual Butler Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet scheduled for Thursday, March 23rd.