Events to Honor Veterans in the Bates County Area this week.

The following public service message is a courtesy of Max Motors of Butler. The Butler Center wishes to honor all the Veterans on November 11th. All Veterans are invited to stop by the Butler Center at 416 South High Street between 10 and 11 am for free coffee and donuts. Thank you for your service and the Butler Center hopes to see you on Thursday, November 11th.

The following public service message is paid for by Max Motors of Butler. The Veterans Day Ceremony will start at 10:30 and last until approximately 11:15 at the Gazebo on the Butler Square. Butler Bears Band will be on location, Master of Ceremony will be Ron Nissen of Butler. The Veteran’s Day Guest Speaker is Gary Grigsby ( grigs-bee) the Missouri Department Commander of the American Legion Organization. The event will be held at the Gazebo on the Butler Square. The public is invited and remember to bring a lawn chair.

The Bates County Elks Lodge # 2653 is hosting their annual Veterans Day Dinner on Sunday, November 14TH  at the Bates County Elks Lodge, located just south of the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive in Butler. The meal will be served as carry-out only from 11:30 until 1:00 pm. The meal is free for Veterans and their spouses.  

This dinner is for Veterans and their families to come out and have a nice meal in honor of their service to our country. This year a Turkey Dinner will be the main course with the traditional Thanksgiving sides.

This Veterans Day dinner is free for all Veterans and Spouses. That’s the annual Veterans Day Dinner set for Sunday, , November 14th at the Bates County Veterans Dinner. The lodge is located at 1000 Elks Drive in West Butler.

Elks Lodges, including the Bates County Elks, across the country, are asking hunters to turn in their deer hides to help veterans stay warm this winter. 

Every year Elks Lodges collect deer hides which they use to make gloves and leather kits for veterans.  With firearms season starting Saturday, they’re hoping hunters in Missouri and Arkansas will help them reach their goal.

The state of Missouri donated about 4700 deer hides last year, which was more than any other state. It was the first time Missouri lead the country in donations.

The Bates County Elks Lodge in Butler will be accepting deer hide donations. There will be a drop-off trailer at the lodge through the deer bow and rifle season. Your donations will be appreciated by our Veterans. For more information contact Travis Gillis at 660-200-5220

This number may be found on the website under the event calendar. The Bates County Elks Lodge is located on Elks Drive just off West Mill Street in Butler. 

Rota Logistics Diesel Repair and Tire Service are having a customer/veteran appreciation luncheon on Friday, November 12th starting at 11:30 am.  All veterans, active and inactive, customers, and community members are invited to attend. 

While you’re there make sure and check out their new tire shop and meet their technicians. 

Rota Logistics Diesel Repair and Tire Service customer/veteran appreciation luncheon, Friday, November 12th, 11:30 am, 111 South Prospect in Butler.

Your help is requested by Community Banks of Peculiar and Harrisonville, as they host the third annual “ Help Support, Local Veterans”. It’s called, operation: Gratitude. Help say “ Thank You” to our U.S. Armed Forces for their service by donating items for Christmas care packages at any Community Bank Branch from November 1st through November 12th. Those wanting to donate may ask for a list of suggested items in advance.

Also, Veterans Day Luminaries are for sale for $10.00 per Luminary. The Luminaries will be displayed on the evening of November 11th at the Cass County Courthouse and featured in a social media video.

To purchase luminaries go to the Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce or online at

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Heartland Honor Flight program.

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