Wayne Phillip Wheatley, age 97 of Rich Hill

Wayne Phillip Wheatley passed away on November 28, 2022 at Medicalodge Nursing Home in Butler, MO. Funeral Service will be Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill, MO with visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Interment will be at Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, MO

Wayne was born a twin on April 23, 1925, one of nine children to Fred and Nell Ayer Wheatley on the family farm. It is still up for discussion who was born first—but we think it was very close. Wayne attended Mission Branch and then Rich Hill High School, graduating in 1944.  The roller skating rink in Rich Hill was a popular place on Saturday nights with Wayne and Warren and classmate, Doris. After graduation, Wayne immediately started his long farming career of 63 years.  Wayne was a member of Mound Zion Methodist Church and later in life transferred his membership to Rich Hill Methodist Church.  In December 1945, he married his high school sweetheart, Doris Wanda Lee Essenpries.  They were the proud parents of Terry Wayne, born December 31, 1948, and Larry Alan, born November 12, 1953.  Wayne and Doris’ marriage of 71 years was that of a true farm family—milk cows, row crops, cattle, and all the work that came with it.  He enjoyed his “free time” tractor pulling in the area.  Helping by his side was his trusted farmhand, Dorsey Durfee, who worked for Wayne for many years, living a short distance from the family farm.

Starting in April 1946, for 51 years the birthday of Wayne and Warren was celebrated with a family picnic.  The afternoon was spent visiting, roasting hot dogs, drinking unlimited cans of pop, family baseball, and horseshoes.  The last picnic was held in 1997.

Wayne hauled cattle to the KC Stockyards for the area on Sunday evenings, stopping back in Harrisonville on the way home, enjoying a meal at the Wagon Wheel.  Wayne and business partners bought the RH Sale Barn and conducted weekly sales for the surrounding community.  He enjoyed being active in many organizations in his life, always willing to help the community.  Organizations and clubs included the Butler Saddle Club, Federal Land Bank, Production Credit Association, and Rich Hill Elks.  He spent 6 years serving the residents of Bates County as Southern Judge. Wayne was proud to be a charter 50-year-member of the Rich Hill Lions Club.  If you were bron into the Wheatley family, you were destined to play cards, with pitch being the game of choice.  In later years, Wayne enjoyed afternoons at the Pitch Parlor spent with his brothers Alan and Jim as well as other community members.

In 2007, Wayne had a dispersal auction of his farming equipment. He remained in the family home until he deemed it was time to move to town in 2013, purchasing a home on Park Avenue. He was exceptionally proud of having one the best seats in town for the 4th of July Parade.  He told Terry and Ruth to let him know when his bed was moved so he would know where to sleep that night.  He enjoyed his days in town. A regular morning routine included a stop by Wheatley Bookkeeping to check on Sonny Boy.  He enjoyed many meals at Rich Hill Café with great-granddaughter Avery.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Doris and son, Larry.   Wayne is survived by his son, Terry Wheatley and wife Ruth; granddaughter, Tara Wheatley; great-granddaughter, Avery Wheatley; brother, Alan; sisters, Joanne Buhr, and Janice (Ronald) Bolser; sister-in-law, Phyllis Wheatley; special family friend, Mitzi Knight; nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.

The family suggests contributions to the Mark Wheatley Memorial Scholarship in care of Heuser Funeral Home.

Toys for Tykes Update last 10 children on Christmas Wish List- waiting to be Adopted.

Christmas is for the children and the Toys for Tykes Drive has several children left on the adoption list. These children will be without a present to open on Christmas Day unless we step up to the plate. If you, your business, your organization, or your church would like to adopt a child or children contact Toys for Tykes for Bates County 660-464-2372 or email bctoysfortykes@gmail.com.. There are 10 children on the wish list to adopt.

Walter W. Mellenbruch, age 80 of Rich Hill

Walter William Mellenbruch, age 80, was born June 7, 1942 to William Vernon and Syrelda Irene (Stoddard)Mellenbruch at their country home west of Rich Hill. He passed on to Heaven on November 25, 2022 at his own country home, not a mile from where he was born.

Funeral service will be 11 am Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Missouri.  Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill.  Visitation will be held from 10 am to service time Tuesday at the Heuser Chapel.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Foster Christian Church.  Online condolences can be left at www.heuserfunerals.com.

Walt graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1960, and began dating “the girl next door,” Norma Lea Drysdale. Since red was his favorite color, she was a good choice with her bright red hair. He and Norma Lea weremarried in 1961, and spent the next 61 years together. This union was blessed with three children: Michael Alan, Lori Ann,and Bruce Wesley. He was a member of the Foster Christian Church, and served as an elder for a time.

Walt, also known as “The Ridge Runner”, spent many years as a dairy and grain farmer. As his physical abilities changed, Walt made whatever changes and adaptations were necessary to maintain a great quality of life. He began raising beef cattle and started on a whole new endeavor involving computers. Following a brief computer course, Walt devoted himself to hours of study, teaching himself all aspects of computer building and repair. Many schools, businesses, and individuals benefited from his work. He spent as many hours as necessary to ensure that his customers were satisfied.  Walt was not all work and no play. As a young man, he had a “need for speed”, and enjoyed tractor pulling for a number of years. Who could forget the motorcycle he adapted to accommodate his wheelchair. It was a marvel to see him racing down the highway in that unique machine. He thought about the need for speed right up to the very end, because recently he was talking about it and said, “Someday when I get to Heaven and get my wings I am going to break the sound barrier.” He was an avid outdoorsman, spending many hours hunting, fishing, and finding arrowheads, teaching his skills to his children and grandchildren.

Traveling was something else Walt greatly enjoyed. He, Norma Lea, and the whole family saw many parts of the United States, and he went on cruises to Hawaii and the Caribbean. But he didn’t have to travel far to have a good time. Out in the back yard he ate many a “salad” of sticks, grass, and dandelions made by a proud granddaughter. Who could forget the hours the grandkids, nieces, and nephews spent in the computer room, playing games against Walt and each other. He was proud of all his children and grandchildren; they were truly the apple of his eye. There was no challenge too big for Walter. He was driven and determined. When a problem arose, he would spend some time in thought, and say, “Okay; this is what we’re going to do.” He cheered and motivated so many people. He never knew a stranger, and loved to visit and joke with everyone he met. Walt’s positive attitude toward life, his generosity, and love for others is a legacy that will not be forgotten.

Walter is survived by his wife, Norma Lea Mellenbruch, of the home; sons Mike Mellenbruch (Vianne), and Bruce Mellenbruch (Chanda) of Rich Hill, Mo.; daughter Lori King (Rick) of Butler, Mo.; two sisters, Carolyn McCombs of Webb City, Mo. and Linda McClanahan (Jerry) of Carthage, Mo. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren: Steven Mellenbruch (Samantha), Ashli Bowen (Edward), Michael Norton (Sarah), Derek Norton (Katie), Brandon Norton (Caitlyn), Brett Norton, Will Rapp, Colton Mellenbruch (Cassie), and Kendra Smith (Josh), Holly Kauffman, Chelsea Tourtillott, Brittany Williams (Dakota), Breanna Tourtillott,  Cody Hartline, Tiffany Taylor(Amanda) and Kristen Arndt(Gus).   He is further survived by 32 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Clint Mellenbruch.

The Adrian Blackhawks advance to The State Championship

The Adrian Blackhawks advance to The State Championship after defeating the Monroe City Panthers 32-16. Tune in to 92.1 as we broadcast The Final State Championship game Saturday Dec. 3rd at 3PM. GO BLACKHAWKS!!!!

Ray Calvin Lawrence Jr, age 74 of Butler

Graveside services with military honors for Ray Lawrence of Butler, Missouri will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2022 at Radford Cemetery in Spruce, Missouri.  No visitation.  Burial in Radford Cemetery.  Contributions to Radford Cemetery.  Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Ray Calvin Lawrence Jr., age 74 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at his home in Butler.  He was born September 16, 1948 to Ray Calvin Lawrence Sr. and Helen Frances Milam Lawrence in Peculiar, Missouri.

Ray is survived by his wife, Arlene Lawrence of Butler, Missouri; two sons, Ray Calvin Lawrence III and wife Septi of Claremont, Florida and Jeffrey Bicknell of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; two daughters, Rachel Lee and husband Stephen of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois and Sarah Hakes and husband Ian of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; his mother, Frances Lawrence of Butler, Missouri; two brothers, Clifford Lawrence of Butler, Missouri and Daryl Lawrence and wife Laura of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren, Monika, Michelle, Victor and Marcus; and one great-grandson, Axel.  He was preceded in death by his father,  Ray Calvin Lawrence Sr.

Appleton City Christmas in the Country

The 26th Annual Christmas in the Country will be Saturday, December 3, 2022. Start the day off with a Holiday Latte and pastry at 4th Street Fika open 8-2.

Many local businesses will be open 9-2 including 3 Wishes with Christmas music, pottery, mosaics and crocheted rugs; 11-9 Cork and Keg will offer wine sample, two Missouri wines on sale and Christmas Baskets; Petals West Open House, Rural Roots 9-2 has a wide selection of apparel, stocking stuffers, candles, leather accessories and much more and Salmon Enterprises will offer their Beef Sticks in holiday packaging. 9-2 Old Mill will have apparel and baked goods. From 9-12 you can purchase a Home Tour ticket at $10.

The Home Tour is sponsored by Second Saturdays. Jina’s Junque is in a new location at 115 W. 4th St, displaying recreated Christmas Décor Santas, snowmen and wreaths. Open 9-5. The Appleton City Library will have a Bake Sale 9-? and have Library T-Shirts and tote bags for sale. 11-1 Loaded Potato Lunch at the Forest Park Building by Hudson Hustler’s 4-H served with a dessert and drink for $10. Preorders and deliveries available. Park Building, 8:30-3:30 Emily Gilkey will offer insulated sublimation tumblers in a variety of sizes, sippy cups and koozies.

Holiday designs, caterpillar, beer and everything in between. What is Christmas in the Country without Santa? He will appear at the Park Building at 1:30 to visit with the children. Pictures may be taken. Treats and hot cocoa will be provided The Depot Craft Show will be 9-2 at the Railroad Depot, featuring vendors: Tom Holt Custom Woodwork, Sisters Candy Shop, Margie’s hand loomed rugs, and Mary Miller’s Sunrise Bakery, The Woodcutter, Warren Rauscher of Raymore, Michelle Berry’s afghans etc. and Laura’s jewelry.

There are two new excellent artisans this year, Zach Borland’s Metal Works and Garry Woodward of Backwoods Creations with his intricate wood creations. The Appleton City Museum will also have historical books and souvenirs. There will be a wide range of gift items for your shopping list and some very unique and quality pieces.

Appleton City High School Play

Appleton City High School Drama class is presenting “A Partridge in a Pear Tree” December 3rd.

After all the fun and excitement of Christmas in the Country last week, You are invited to come by the Appleton City East Gym and support the students. The Appleton City High School play times are: Afternoon Matinee 3:00-4:30 p.m. Regular Admission is $7:00 with Seniors/Students $4.00. Popcorn and drinks provided. A Dinner Theater will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00, Appleton City Seniors/Students $6.00. Dinner will include spaghetti, tossed salad, bread sticks, drinks and dessert.

That’s The Appleton City High School Drama Class School Play, on stage December 3rd

Alert Deputy Makes Arrest in Case of Stolen Truck

On 11/20/2022 at approximately 2:40 am a Deputy on Patrol observed a truck pull of into a field around the Marais Des Cygnes River and quickly shut off its lights. As the deputy passed the field entrance he noticed the truck to be missing the bed of the truck and decided to turn around and check the occupants of the truck. As he pulled up to the truck the deputy utilized his thermal imaging unit to observe a male subject running from the truck into the tree line. Once he located the subject running in the dark he was then able to identify the clothing description of the subject. The deputy waited with the truck until additional units arrived.

A check of the truck revealed that the truck was stolen and had been spray painted in an attempt to conceal its true identity.

Once additional units arrived a search for the subject ensued. A short time later the deputies located the male subject laying behind a tree on the ground. On initial contact the subject acted like he was sleeping and once in custody claimed he was sleeping. The subject then changed his story and stated he was hunting.

The subject, identified as Bradley S Shreve of rural Butler Mo, was transported to the Bates County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies later responded to the Shreve residence where they were giving permission from a resident to recover the bed to the stolen truck.

Shreve has been charged with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest by fleeing. His bond was set at $25,000 Cash only.

Toys for Tykes Christmas Drive: 30 children left on the wish list for Adoption.

Christmas is for the children and the Toys for Tykes Drive haS several children left on the adoption list. These children will be without a present to open on Christmas Day unless we step up to the plate.

If you, your business, your organization, or your church would like to adopt a child or children contact Toys for Tykes for Bates County 660-464-2372 or email bctoysfortykes@gmail.com.


There are 30 children on the wish list to adopt.

Results of the 100th edition of the SW MO All Breeds Performance Tested Bull Sale

Stockton, Mo.-“The 100th edition of the Southwest Missouri All Breeds Performance Tested Bull Sale sold thirty-nine performance and genomically tested bulls on October 31st at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center near Springfield, MO,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.  The bulls averaged $3,330 which is approximately $350 less than the Fall 2021 sale.

“The top selling Angus bull brought $5,400 and was consigned by longtime consigner Valley View Angus Farms, Republic, MO,” says Davis.  The successful bidder was Fred & Connie Sieker, Butler, MO.  The Siekers were also the successful bidder of the second high selling Angus bull which brought $5,000 and was consigned by longtime consignor Fred Swartzentruber, Blue Mound Angus, El Dorado Springs, MO.  The third high selling Angus bull was consigned by Sheldon Swartzentruber, Blue Mound Angus, El Dorado Springs, MO and brought $4,800 with the successful bidder being Richard and Janet Eck, Pierce City, MO.  The average of the 34 Angus bulls that sold was $3,373.

“The four Sim-Angus bulls sold for an average of $3,075,” says Davis.  The top selling Sim-Angus bull consigned by new consignor Clemons Cattle Company, Fair Play, MO sold for $4,000 and was purchased by Lance Fox, Stockton, MO.  Second high selling Sim-Angus bull, consigned by Ed Vest, Vestlane Farm, Polk, MO sold for $2,900 and was purchased by Rex Clemans, Taneyville, MO.

“The only Hereford bull to sell was consigned by Kyle Wake, Flying W Farms, Willow Springs, MO and sold for $2,900 to Darren and April Wilerson, Miller, MO,” says Davis.

These bull sales by the Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association began in 1973. Consignors must be from the 22 counties in extreme southwestern Missouri from Vernon to Laclede and south to Howell County. The association cooperates with MU Extension livestock field specialists for guidance on the use of performance and genomics to help educate both buyers and sellers on using objective data to make selections on the farm and at sales.      

The next sale will be March 27, 2023, at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center near Springfield, MO. For details, contact sale manager Phoebe Wiles, Willow Springs, MO, 417-293-8002, or your local MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.

Summit Township Candidate Filing

Notice of Candidate Filing Summit Township

Candidate filing for Summit Township Road Board is open from December 6th 2022 through December 27th  2022.

 Anyone wishing to file for a position on the road board may contact Damon Noe at 660-424-9518.

Adrian Lions Club to sell Popcorn this Saturday in ADrian.

There will be lots of excitement in Adrian this Saturday. With the Blackhawks taking on the Monroe City Panthers at 1:00, the Adrian Parade at 4:30, and  Hot Chocolate Night at Frontier Village, they have also added the sale of the Adrian Lions Club’s Ballpark Popcorn as a fundraiser for the Bates County Toys for Tykes.

The Adrian Lions Club will have this treat for sale in front of Citizen’s Bank from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, November 26th.

The dollars you spend will be donated to purchase new unwrapped toys for children in Bates County.

Adrian Christmas Parade

What a beautiful day in Adrian it will be on Saturday, November 26th.  First, the state playoff football game at 1 pm, and then the annual Adrian Christmas Parade will take place at 4:30 pm. 

The parade line-up will be at firsthand Clark Street at 4 pm.  The parade will travel down Main Street then South on Old 71 to the 4-way stop and then left, over the overpass to Frontier Village. 

The community of Adrian invites you to stay and tour Frontier Village for an Old Fashioned Christmas.  Enjoy train rides, steam engine rides, and hay rides that will take you through the little town decorated with thousands of Christmas lights.  At Frontier Village Center, you will find hot chocolate, cookies, homemade popcorn, and of course meet the guest of honor, Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

Festivities at Frontier Village will follow the Adrian Christmas Parade that lines up at first and Clark Street at 4 pm with the parade beginning at 4:30.

Frontier Village is located off the Southeast corner of I-49 and 18 Highway.  This is a free event guaranteed to put you in the holiday mood.  Invite family, friends, and neighbors to share in the holiday fun.

Bates County Memorial Hospital

Bates County Memorial Hospital Family Care Clinics’ Tricia Cook, Business Manager and Crystal Dizney, Clinic Supervisor recently led the hospital’s rural health clinics through a two-year evaluation process for the Rural Health Clinic program to stay in accordance with state, federal and rural health clinic regulations.

Tricia and Crystal also completed a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional course, ensuring they have the most current information on rules and regulations.

Crystal was promoted to the clinic supervisor position earlier this year, and Tricia, who was hired this summer for the Family Care Clinic business manager role, has also recently applied on behalf of FCCs for a $40,000 grant for a mental health program.

 BCMH is thankful for these professionals and for all of its employees who regularly keep up with certifications, rules and regulations to keep the hospital and clinics running smoothly.

BCMH EMS Team Members recognized at Research Medial Center

On November 15, BCMH EMS team members were among other health care workers recognized at Research Medical Center’s Thankful Families Celebration.

 EMS staff members Russell Whisenand, Dru Jordan, Anna Keene, and Chase Anderson were honored for taking the call for Noah Weaver who was in a rollover car accident while traveling through Bates County on May 27 that left him with traumatic brain injury.

 The 26-year-old doesn’t remember his rescue team breaking his windshield to extract him from his mangled car, or being intubated and stabilized in the ambulance while waiting for LifeFlight Eagle to arrive for transport to a Level 1 trauma center (Research Medical Center).

Noah’s injuries left him unable to walk and talk for a time, but his recovery has been remarkable. Noah is a poet and prior to his accident was performing in KC venues.  Noah thanked his rescue and health care team in a moving speech and presented certificates and medals of recognition to each of them.

For EMS team members, who seldom learn of their patients’ outcomes, this type of event is truly encouraging, especially in the case of good outcomes for young people like Noah.

92.1 Radio Station Holiday Hours

A reminder from the sales crew at 92.1 Radio Station. The station will run on automation on Thursday, the lobby will be closed. On Friday the DJs will be on duty but the salesmen will be out of the office for a 4-day weekend.

If you have commercial copy changes please get that information to us by Tuesday at 5 pm. We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday from the staff and management of 92.1 your Hometown Radio Station with the tower located in the City of Butler.

Archie Whirlwinds Advance to State Play-Offs

The Archie Whirlwinds won their 8 Man District title on Friday, November 18th and they will now travel to North Andrew to take on the Cardinals on Friday, November 25th at 7 pm.  The address listed on the MSHSAA website for the North Andrew Cardinals is 9120 Highway 48, Rosendale, MO.

Adrian Christmas Celebration this Saturday Night

We invite you all to join us for an “old fashioned” Christmas at historic Frontier Village Saturday, November, 26th. The evening will include train rides, steam engine rides, and hay rides that will take you and your family through our little town which is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights! At the Frontier Village Center you will find a cup of hot chocolate, delicious cookies, homemade popcorn, and of course get a chance to meet our guest of honor Mr. Santa Clause himself!

Festivities at Frontier Village will follow the Christmas parade in downtown Adrian, MO at 4:30 PM. Frontier Village is located off the Southeast corner of I49 (71 HWY) and 18 HWY.

This is event is free to everyone. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us! 

The 3rd Annual Butler Junior High Wrestling Tournament was Held 11/19/22

There were 17 teams from Missouri and Kansas present. The following Butler athletes performed their best in their perspective meets. Congratulations to all involved!

Results
Hunter Long:  1st.
Alayna Alkire:  2nd.
Breanne Mallatt:  2nd.
Brittany Mallatt:  2nd.
DK Woolace:  2nd.
Addyson Cochran:  3rd.
Ayden Cumpton:  3rd.
Lucas Davidson:  3rd.
Destiny Stone:  3rd.
Adalynn Amaya:  4th.
Emma Dixon:  4th.
Dustin Grubb:  4th.
Bronx Purdy:  4th.
Emmit Dunn:  5th.
Bentley Myers:  5th.
Ariel O’Connell:  5th.
Mayan Pajula:  5th.
Jacob Thomas:  5th.
Danny Ramage:  6th.

The Adrian Blackhawks move to the State Semi Finals

The Adrian Blackhawks move to the State Semi Finals defeating the Marionville Comets 26 – 14. Tune in next Saturday 11/26 at 1 PM as we follow the Blackhawks in The State Championship.

Adrian Hot Chocolate Night/ Christmas Parade

We invite you all to join us for an “old fashioned” Christmas at historic Frontier Village Saturday, November, 26th The evening will include train rides, steam engine rides, and hay rides that will take you and your family through our little town that is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights! At the Frontier Village Center you will find a cup of hot chocolate, delicious cookies, homemade popcorn, and of course get a chance to meet our guest of honor Mr. Santa Clause himself!

Festivities at Frontier Village will follow the Christmas parade in downtown Adrian, MO at 4:30 PM. Frontier Village is located off the Southeast corner of I49 (71 HWY) and 18 HWY.

This is event is free to everyone. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us! 

Fuel Adjustment Charge To Change For Liberty Electric Customers

JEFFERSON CITY—Electric customers of The Empire District Electric Company d/b/a

Liberty (Liberty) will see a change in the fuel adjustment clause (FAC) charge on their electric bills

effective December 1, 2022.

Liberty made two filings. In its first filing (Case No. ER-2023-0122), Liberty sought to

adjust the FAC charge to reflect actual energy costs incurred by the Company during the six-month

period March 2022 through August 2022. The second filing was Liberty’s true-up filing (Case No.

EO-2023-0123).

For a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (1,000 kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month, the

FAC will increase by approximately $5.01 a month, from $12.97 to $17.98.

Liberty serves approximately 159,400 electric customers in the Missouri counties of Barry,

Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton,

Polk, St. Clair, Stone and Taney.

Adam Dains, PharmD Named November Employee of the Month at BCMH

Adam Dains, PharmD Named November Employee of the Month at BCMH

Bates County Memorial Hospital recognized Adam Dains, PharmD as the November Employee of the Month. The Rockville native and UMKC graduate joined BCMH in 2019 and is a great asset to the hospital’s pharmacy department. He is very knowledgeable about patients’ medications and treatments, and counsels patients on discharge about their new or changed medications. This has been a beneficial service for hospitalized patients. Adam is always eager to help if needed or take on any new task that would help the pharmacy department or the hospital. He always has a good attitude and is friendly with everyone he meets, and he is deserving of this recognition.

Major Drug Quantities Discovered During Search Warrant Served in Butler

In the early hours of 11/15/2022 the Bates County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team conducted a narcotics search warrant for 405 S Mechanic Butler Mo 64730. Initially four subjects were taken into custody without incident. Two subjects were later released as they were not part of the initial investigation and do not live at the address.

Upon the conclusion of the search of the residence over 110 Grams of Methamphetamines, 16 Grams of pure fentanyl, 63 grams of heroin laced with fentanyl, one chocolate bar with mushrooms, $5000 in cash, couple pounds of marijuana and a handgun with the serial numbers filed off.

 Fentanyl and Fentanyl laced drugs have become a true epidemic across the country. Approximately 108,000 americans died from overdoes last year with almost 71,000 of those being fentanyl related substances. We have seen in increase in Bates County of opoid overdoses and no signs of any decrease. First responders are responding to multiple calls weekly and using Narcan at a rate that is not sustainable.

 Sheriff Anderson says, “the people that are bringing this into our community does not care about anything other than making money off those addicted people. They don’t care if they die, they don’t care if it ends up in the hands of our children, they don’t care about anything other than the money. Those kinds of people are a danger to our community and we must work together to stop the flow of fentanyl and other drugs from entering our community. This will take the whole community to be successful and can’t be done by law enforcement alone.”

 Criminal charges have been filed in this case by the Prosecuting Attorney.

 Ronald D Rudder, 7/7/1983 of Butler has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of trafficking drugs in the second degree and unlawful possession of a Firearm. His bond was set at $50,000 cash only

Ashley L Rudder, 5-15-1987 of Butler has been charged with two counts of possession of a control substance and one count of trafficking drugs in the second degree. Her bond was set at $50,000 Cash only.

Appleton City Country Christmas December 3rd

In the news today we feature the Appleton city Christmas in the country and the events that surround that event.

The 26th Annual Christmas in the Country will be Saturday, December 3, 2022.  The Depot Craft Show will be 9-2 at the Railroad Depot, featuring your favorite vendors: Tom Holt Custom Woodwork, Sisters Candy Shop, Margie’s hand loomed rugs, and Mary Miller’s Sunrise Bakery, The Woodcutter, Warren Rauscher of Raymore, Michelle Berry’s afghans etc. and Laura’s jewelry. There are two new excellent artisans this year, Zach Borland’s Metal Works and Garry Woodward of Backwoods Creations with his intricate wood creations. The Appleton City Museum will also have historical books and souvenirs. There will be a wide range of gift items for your shopping list and some very unique and quality pieces.  Come to the Depot for your Christmas shopping.  Appleton City Landmarks Restoration is the craft show sponsor.

Appleton City Main Street will be bustling Saturday, December 3 for the 26th Annual Christmas in the Country. There will be holiday open houses beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Rural Roots, 3 Wishes, Jina’s Junque, Old Mill and more.  The Library will have a bake sale.  The Christian Church will serve a soup and chili supper in the evening followed by music in the sanctuary. Hudson Hustlers 4-H will have Loaded Baked Potatoes.  Check Facebook and next week’s Journal for more information and details. If you have an event to add, please call Susan Rotert by Friday November 18 at 660-476-5579

Appleton City High School Drama class is presenting “A Partridge in a Pear Tree” December 3. After all the fun and excitement of Christmas in the Country, come by the East Gym and support our students. Play times are: Afternoon Matinee 3:00-4:30 p.m. Regular Admission is $7:00 with Seniors/Students $4.00. Popcorn and drinks provided.  A Dinner Theater will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00, Seniors/Students $6.00. Dinner will include spaghetti, tossed salad, bread sticks, drinks and dessert.

3rd Annual Knights of Lights at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Knights of Lights holiday event, beginning Friday, November 25th. Christmas lights and decorations will adorn the Festival’s iconic buildings, as they celebrate the season with food, entertainment, crafts, and a chance to visit

with Santa himself!

Knights of Lights will run Fridays through Sundays from 5:30-10pm until December 18th, then will be open from December 21st through Christmas Eve, as well as December 30th and 31st. There will be a party beginning at 10 pm on New Year’s Eve for guests 21 and over.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children 5-12, with free admission for children under 5. Children will receive free hot chocolate and every attendee will get a gift bag and a chance to win a raffle prize. You can bring your four-legged friend to celebrate, too! Admission for dogs is $5.

Tickets and information are available at www.kcrenfest.com.

Butler: Walter Wright receives Unsung Octogenarian Citizens Award

Picture and story written and published by the Butler City Hall

Last night, former City Councilman Walter Wright was a recipient of the Unsung Octogenarian Citizens award at the Bruce R. Watkins MultiCultural Center in KC.

This award honors Octogenarian Seniors for their dedication and life work to those who have shown a commitment to serve unselfishly in their church, community, and family.​

As a community and city, we’re so proud of him and his life-long accomplishments. He was so humbled and overwhelmed by the recognition. Thank you to those who were able to attend and celebrate with him. You made this event very memorable for him. Thank you, TJB Foundation, Inc. ❤

Butler Cub Scouts-Merry Christmas, all 16 uniforms have been purchased: Thank you from the Cub Scouts

Bates County has done it again…. The need reached the community for the Butler Cub Scouts. This newly organized group has 16 members and each one had a need for an official uniform. The cost was something that most of the members could not afford.

Within days of bringing this need to the attention of the community, they went into action. All 16 uniforms have been purchased and will be given to the Cub Scouts as a Christmas gift.

Thank you so much from Cub Master Bob Brown, Den Mother Brandi Cox, Mike Lee of the American Legion, and the Cub Scout members.

They thank you for your donations.

Butler Rotary Chili and Ham and Bean Dinner

The Butler Rotary Chili and Bean supper will be served on December 8th at the Butler High School Cafeteria. Adults will eat for $7.00 per person with children 5 and under will eat free of charge.

Meal tickets and/or raffle tickets may be purchased from any Rotary Member. Just a few of those member names that you might know. Roberta Sage, Carol Ann Winburn, Carl Simpson, Chris White, Brett Miller, or Don Malan. Meal tickets are also available at the door.

Amsterdam Word of Life Church Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

December 4, 6pm

Amsterdam Word of Life Church

8492 NW Benton St.

Amsterdam, Mo.

Lots of singers exalting the Lord Jesus Christ through their gifts of music.

Contact: Hank Roberts 660-464-0293

Butler R-V Accepting Surplus Porperty Bids

The Butler R-V School District will be accepting bids for surplus property listed on the district website: https://www.butlerr5.org/ (See “The District” tab for link to “Surplus Property”) until Wednesday, November 30, 2022.  Send bids for Surplus Property to Brenda Minor, Technology Department, brenda.minor@butler.k12.mo.us, 420 S. Fulton St. Butler, MO  64730.

Brenda Minor
Technology Department
Butler R-V School District
420 S. Fulton St.
Butler, MO  64730
Phone:  660-679-6121 ext. 253

Archie: Filing deadline for April Election

News from City of Archie: Notice of Filing Deadlines for the April 4, 2023

Date: Nov 15, 2022

There will be a general election held in the City of Archie, Missouri, on April 4, 2023, for the purpose of electing the Mayor for a two-year term, one Alderman from the East Ward for a two-year term, and one Alderman from the West Ward for a two-year term.  Any candidate wishing to enter his or her name for one of these positions, must file with the City Clerk of the City of Archie, Missouri, during regular business hours (8:00AM-12:00PM and 12:30PM-4:30PM), Monday through Friday, no sooner than December 6, 2022, and no later than December 27, 2022, with the exception of December 23 & 26, 2022, when City offices will be closed.  The office will remain open for filing until 5:00PM on December 27, 2022.

For details, visit: [ Notice of Filing Deadlines for the April 4, 2023 ]

Miami Student of the Month Payton McConnell

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”

The Miami Student of the Month is Payton McConnell; he is in 9th grade. Payton is the son of Jacob and Amanda McConnell. In school he is in Basketball and Soccer. Outside of school he likes to watch videos about cars and mechanics. After school Payton wants to work on tractors. Miami staff state, “Payton loves the outdoors and has so much to teach us about hunting and many other topics. If I was to speak for Payton, I feel confident he would say that sitting in math class is not his favorite thing. However, Payton has worked extremely hard this year. He is showing a great work ethic, pride in his accomplishments, and a drive to successfully complete his work even when it becomes difficult.” Payton says, “Always try your best to get good grades.

Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning accept nominations for a family to receive a heating unit.

Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning of Butler and Lennox are banding together to give one lucky home a wonderful Christmas present.
Hoot Owl is now accepting nominations for one family to receive a Lennox Furnace and Installation of the unit at no charge, courtesy of Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning and Lennox. Send the name of the person you would like to nominate. Include their
Name ___________________
Address _________________
Phone Number ____________
And the reason why you think this person would qualify to receive a free furnace. 

Submit your nomination to Hoot Owl and Lennox by private message, by text to 660-464-9352 message, regular mail or drop off your nomination at Hoot Owl North Business I-49 at Passaic. Nomination deadline November 30th.

Bates County Coats for Kids Drive

Cold weather is coming to Bates County – and the popular Coats for Kids program is coming to the rescue. Carol Ann Winburn and the staff at DSWA Certified Public Accountants are already taking names of deserving children from nurses and teachers in a dozen area schools.

Contributions are coming in from caring individuals and organizations across the county. Every dollar collected will be used to purchase a brand-new warm coat or jacket specifically for each child nominated. If you wish to participate as a donor, you may drop off your cash or check made payable to Coats for Kids at the DSWA office or mail it to 210 West Ohio Street in Butler.

You can help Coats for Kids help over 200 young people stay warm this winter.

Major Drug Bust in Butler Tuesday, November 15

At approximately 6am this morning the Bates County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at 405 S Mechanic in Butler Mo.  Four subjects have been taken into custody.   Multiple types of narcotics have been recovered to include heroin, methamphetamines, shrooms and possible fentanyl.   Along with drugs a sizable amount of cash and multiple firearms have been seized.   The target of the investigation is a convicted felon.

“Our community has been seeing an increase in drug overdoses.   Our narcotics officers are working diligently to identify the people who pollute our community and put our children ar risk.”  Says Sheriff Anderson.  “This is just the beginning.   We will not only go after the dealers but also those that traffic it up and down the highways and those that provide the housing for these career criminals.”   

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members of the Butler Police Department and will continue to work with other agencies.  

Additional information will be released upon those subjects being formally charged by the Bates County Prosecutor.

Bates County Commissioner Report

CART Payments

Monday, October 3, 2022

10:37 AM

The 1st day of October Term

The Bates County Commissioners met with Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley, Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney and Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson present.

Northern Commissioner made the motion to pay 4 more townships the CART money as they have completed their contract paperwork. Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson seconded the motion. All voted yes. No opposition. Motion passed.

· West Boone $15,050.00

· Spruce $10,500.00

· Mt. Pleasant $16,450.00

· Cornland SP $ 4,900.00

APPROVED ATTEST

_______________________________ _______________________________

Audit wrap/ County Maintenance / NextERA

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

10:38 AM

The 2nd day of October Term

The Bates County Commission met with Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley, Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney and Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson present.

9:30 am Matt Brickey with McBride and Lock Associates LLC brought the wrap up of the County Audit 2020-2021. With 2018 having 4-line items over and 2019 having 5. 2020-2021 only having 1. Line items being over can be covered by the total budget. All financials resolved. Bank reconciliation was fine. In 2020 the Prosecuting Attorney Training Fund went over budgeted line but within in budget overall. There is an ongoing problem, since 2017, with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Bad Check Fund per state Statues RSMo 50.370, 559.100.3 and 570.120.5. This fund is to be in the budget and held with the treasury not by the PA office. The CARES ACT Funds had 2 separate accounts that wasn’t totaled. It was explained that this was to keep $20,000.00 back for the audit. Clarification on grants needs to be done to list correctly. Some State received funds are funded by Federal Grants and needs to be listed that way. The Victims of Crimes grant is a Federal Grant though given out by the State. There were a few payouts from the Public Administration Office that either had no invoice or no supporting documents for payout. It was also mentioned that some invoices were not marked as paid which could lead to double

paying. There were some missing CARES ACT reports from the Portal. Jim found them on the portal. There is still a question on the CARES ACT funds for the Rich Hill School.

1:30 Ray Shaffer, county maintenance, came in to update the work on the courthouse. Northside is completely done. They are working on the West side now. Handicap button is installed for the security entrance. Still waiting on reply from Johnson Controls. The MEI invoice for the elevators was higher than expected. There is a question that the inspections are not being done correctly. The overflow buckets were overflowing, and this is not supposed to happen. Ray has requested to have the inspections scheduled so he can be available to walk thru with them.

2:00 Fiona Bagwell with NextEra checking in with the agreements for going forward with the solar project. Ian Evans and John Felitto present as well. They are recommending a $25,000.00 per year for Road Maintenance. Of this a percentage is to go to each township effected by the traffic from the project and to the County Road and Bridges for culverts. This is to start once construction is over and production starts.

APPROVED ATTEST

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Holiday-Columbus Day

Monday, October 10, 2022

10:38 AM

The 3rd day of October Term

The Bates County Commission observed Columbus Day.

APPROVED ATTEST

___________________________ _________________________

Osage Valley / PWD #7 / Fire Alarms System for Courthouse bids / Clearway Energy

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

10:39 AM

The 4th day of October Term

The Bates County Commissioners met with Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley, Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney and Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson present in AM.

Jana Rosier with Osage Valley stopped in to address any questions on the Broadband Infrastructure they are building. They are targeted to servicing about 65% of Bates County. They do serve 7 counties, some only small portions. At this time only their electrical customers are being added to the network. After their network is up and running then possibly reaching out to other communities. They are in a reverse auction for a State Infrastructure Grant to fund the build as well. They have also submitted an ARPA application to the County Commission. Osage Valley will own the network and the Broadband company will lease the network to provide the broadband to the people. The money that Osage Valley stands to receive from these leases, roughly 10% of any subscription, will go toward off setting any electrical generation increases that are bound to come. There will not be an immediate increase to the Capitol Credits given to the people however in the long run there will hopefully be. This follows the Capitol Credits that were generated with the electricity which took 20 years. They have had some issues they are working on, billing not totally accurate and some speed issues. Some installs of the network are challenging, some pole changes and some must be underground. Underground install is 2x the price of pole install. Once completed there will be subcontractors for repairs.

Kevin Fischer, Public Water District #7, brought in updated information on the pump station rebuild. The previous application with quoted repairs needs updated as the quote has increased. He will bring in the new quote.

Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney made the motion to have an engineer, Roland Grigsby, look over both quotes on the Fire Alarm Systems build for the Courthouse to ensure everything that is needed is quoted and nothing added that is not. Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson seconded the motion. All voted Yes. No opposition. Motion passed.

Ray Shaffer and Nina Carlton, County Maintenance and Housekeeping, came in to check on the status of the Fire Alarm bids. They were informed of the having an engineer look over the bids.

Josh Framel with Clearway Energy here to introduce himself and the company to our area. The company is based out of San Francisco, Josh is working out of the Denver office. They utilize wind, solar and battery. In this project they are only targeting Solar and Battery. The battery helps to even out the amounts entering the grid. Also provides rapid deployment if needed for increased demands on the grid. The project in our area is about 2000 acres south of Amsterdam and next to another 2000 acres in Kansas. Entering the electrical grid on the La Cygnes lines. They have agreements for the land and are working on the Environmental, Wildlife and Interconnection studies. Evergy is the targeted customer. This project has the same set up as the other one, NextERA, in the same area. They will be doing the same processes. Road and Decommissioning agreements, community meetings and local bids on builds. Projected start build is 2026 with at 30-year lease with possible extensions. The projected output is 650 Megawatts.

APPROVED ATTEST

________________________________ __________________________________

Atronic / Mark & Virginia Thompson

Monday, October 17, 2022

10:39 AM

The 5th day of October Term

The Bates County Commissioners met with Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley, Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney and Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson Present.

Rolland Grigsby, building code inspector, replied to the Commission on his recommendation for the Fire Alarm bid. He recommended Atronic as they have a strobe notification which follows ADA standards. Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney made the motion to accept the bid for the Courthouse Fire Alarm bid from Atronic per Rolland Grigsby recommendation. Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson seconded the motion. All voted yes. No opposition. Motion passed.

1:30 Mark and Virginia Thompson, residents in Lone Oak township came in to discuss a property line dispute. The neighbor to the east, James Herman Shubert, is looking to put a fence down the middle of the road. This road is not a closed road therefore the middle of the road to 20ft on each side is the easement to keep open and clear. The fence would have to be built accordingly. Their property line to south has been built on by that neighbor, Elliot Smalley. Mr. Smalley also uses their drive to enter his property off the road as the road does not go further than the trees. Supporting documents were given to the Thompsons.

APPROVED ATTEST

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Senior Services Board / Fire Alarm System for Courthouse

Monday, September 19, 2022

10:42 AM

The 6th day of October Term

The Bates County Commissioners met with Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley, Northern Commissioner Ken Mooney and Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson present.

Bills approved.

Northern Commissioner Ken Mooney made the motion to appoint Peggy Buhr to the Bates County Senior Services Board for a term of 4 years. Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson seconded the motion. All voted yes. No opposition. Motion passed. Letters will be sent out to Ms. Buhr.

Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley worked on the agreement for the Fire Alarm System by Atronic.

APPROVED ATTEST

__________________________ ____________________________

No Official Business

Monday, October 24, 2022

10:42 AM

The 7th day of October Term

The Bates County Commission met with Northern Commissioner Ken Mooney and Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson present. Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley joined in the Afternoon session.

No official business held this day.

APPROVED ATTEST

____________________________ ____________________________

Viebrock Sales & Service / Road 1613, 1653

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

10:43 AM

The 8th day of October Term

The Bates County Commission met with Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley, Northern Commissioner Ken Mooney and Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson present.

Christian Farris with Viebrock Sales & Service stopped in to greet the Commissioners on behalf of Charlie Thomas. Charlie is not up to speed these days with a medical condition. He still is thinking of us all and doing the best he can to heal. Mr. Farris left some information on new products they have been having success within Pettis County.

Daniel Stewart, assistant surveyor, brought an issue up to the Commission on a road description that is incorrectly recorded. Tony Davis is attempting to ensure the easement to get to his property is legal and recorded. This concerns road 1653 and 1613. It was voted on in July 2014 as 1613 but recorded now as 1653. Daniel is looking into it and will discuss this with Nick Porter.

APPROVED ATTEST

_____________________________ ______________________________

CART

Monday, October 31, 2022

10:43 AM

The 9th day of October Term

The Bates County Commission met with Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley, Northern Commissioner Ken Mooney and Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson present.

Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson made the motion to pay additional CART payments to Deepwater $13,650.00 and to Walnut $17,500.00. Northern Commissioner Ken Mooney seconded the motion. All voted yes. No Opposition. Motion passed.

APPROVED ATTEST

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Butler: Ladies Night Out November 21st

Butler Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Ladies Night Out on Monday, November 21st  from 5 pm to 8 pm on the Historical Butler Square.

Local businesses will kick off the holiday season with store specials for your holiday shopping.

Various businesses on the Butler Square and on the business strip will be open for holiday shopping.

That’s Ladies Night Out on Monday, November 21st …… a great excuse to leave hubby and the kids at home, grab your friends and kick off your holiday shopping season.

Butler Cub Scouts: 10 More uniforms Needed. Thank you for your donations!

The local Butler Cub Scouts have re-activated and are now under the direction of Cub Master Bob Brown of Butler. The Butler area has not had a Cub Scout Pack since 2019.

A plea went out to the public last week for help raising money to purchase 16 uniforms for the Butler Cub Scouts. Once again the community came to the assistance of the need. As of today ( November 14th ) you have purchased 6 uniforms and only 10 are left on the wish list.

Those that have joined find they are in need of 10 more standard winter Cub Scout uniforms. The cost of a complete uniform…. from the shirt, belt, cap, slide and neckerchief has a total cost of 101 dollars and 90 cents per uniform and for some of these members, it is out of their reach.

Your check or cash donation may be sent Brandi Cox, Butler Cub Scout Treasurer and Den Mother at 508 West Adams Street in Butler.  They hope to have all 16 uniforms purchased by December 20th… just in time for Christmas. Any extra donations will be saved and used for additional scouts that join pack number 4237 in the future.

Thank you from the Butler Cub Scouts.  

Butler- Beagle Pups for Sale

Local Man has AKC registered Beagle pups for sale.

8 weeks old as of November 15th, these pups were
born on September 27th.
All have shots and are wormed.
All females are hunting stock
Owner will hold till Christmas with a deposit.

Call John Potter Bad News Beagles
816-809-8448

( picture is not the actual pup)

Butler: Christmas Cub Scout Uniforms needed to Surprise 16 Cub Scouts! We need your help again!

The local Butler Cub Scouts have re-activated and are now under the direction of Cub Master Bob Brown of Butler. The Butler area has not had a Cub Scout Pack since 2019.

There are 2 dens open at this time #1 are the Tigers for children in first grade or age 7 and below #2 Den is the lions for ages Kindergarten only. To date there are 18 members that have joined the scouts in pack 4237 this year.  They meet at the Butler Boy Scout Hall every Tuesday evening.

Those that have joined find they are in need of 16 standard winter Cub Scout uniforms. The cost of a complete uniform…. from the shirt, belt, cap, slide and neckerchief has a total cost of 101 dollars and 90 cents per uniform and for some of these members, it is out of their reach.

If your church, organization, or you, as an individual would like to commit to the purchase of a Christmas uniform.. each Butler Cub Scout will have a surprise this Christmas and will appreciate and take pride in your donation.

For more information contact Bob Brown Cub Master at 913-424-4427 or Mike Lee of the American Legion at 619-227-5339 or those interested in joining the Butler Cub Scouts may stop by the Boy Scout Hall any Tuesday evening. The scouts meet at 6:30 pm.

Your check or cash donation may be sent Brandi Cox,Butler Cub Scout Treasurer and Den Mother at 508 West Adams Street in Butler.  They hope to have all 16 uniforms purchased by December 20th… just in time for Christmas. Any extra donations will be saved and used for additional scouts that join pack number 4237 in Butler.

If your child is interested in being a Cub Scout, contact Bobby Brown 913-424-4427. The Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 pm every Tuesday night at the Butler Boys Scout Hall located at 404 West Fort Scott Street in Butler.

Patricia Pike 126th State Rep / Veteran’s Day Recognition

Dear Citizens: This November 11 we will once again take time as a nation to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of the heroic Americans who have served in our armed forces. Veterans Day is an opportunity to express our appreciation not only for what our veterans have done for our great country, but also for what they continue to do after they have returned to civilian life.

Our veterans have returned home to further their education, continue their legacy of service and take up the mantle of leadership within their communities. These men and women who have fought so bravely to protect our nation from forces outside our borders are now working diligently to strengthen our country from within. We are blessed to have these true heroes who have done, and continue to do, so much for our great nation.

It is important that we acknowledge the men and women who return home from service and face difficult times. Sadly, here in Missouri we have seen the suicide rate for veterans consistently remain above the national average. This summer an interim House Committee met to gather information and propose policies to address the need for more mental health resources for those who have served. The committee’s work is a reminder that we can and must do more to help the many men and women who face challenges after they return home from service.

On this Veterans Day, may we be reminded to keep our brave men and women in our hearts and prayers and to give thanks to all of the selfless Americans who have served in defense of our nation throughout its history. Our future would not be nearly as optimistic without their contributions, and the contributions they will continue to provide in the years to come. Let us do all we can to support our veterans and utilize opportunities to express our appreciation.

UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR BATES COUNTY, NOVEMBER 8TH 2022

UNITED STATES SENATOR

Eric Schmitt  4,222

Trudy Busch Valentine  1,362

Jonathan Dine  125

Paul Venable  52

Write In 10

STATE AUDITOR

Scott Fitzpatrick  4,448

Alan Green  1,076

John A. Hartwig, Jr.  171

Write In 2

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 4

Mark Alford  4,647

Jack Truman 987

Randy Langkraehr  119

Write In 6

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 62

Sherri Gallick  1,721

Jim Hogan  604

Write In 1

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 125

Dane Diehl  2,929

Robert E. Smith  424

Write In 8

ASSOCIATE CIRCUIT JUDGE

Julie A. Highley  4,894

Write In 78

PRESIDING COMMISSIONER

Jim Wheatley  4,644

Write In  114

COUNTY CLERK

Jamie Page  4,835

Write In 69

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

Shelli White  4,841

Write In 54

RECORDER OF DEEDS

Danyelle Baker  4,722

Write In 55

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

Hugh C. Jenkins  4,684

Write In 103

MISSOURI SUPREME COURT JUDGES

Shall Judge Zel M. Fischer be retained in office?

Yes 3,456

No 1,608

Shall Judge Robin Ransom be retained in office?

Yes 3,392

No 1,620

MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES, WESTERN DIST.

Shall Judge Alok Ahuja be retained in office?

Yes 3,002

No 1,979

Shall Judge Karen King Mitchell be retained in office?

Yes 3,185

No 1,739

Shall Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer be retained in office?

Yes 3,166

No 1,747

Shall Doug Thomson be retained in office?

Yes 3,365

No 1,584

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • Allow the General Assembly to override current constitutional restrictions of state investments by the state treasurer; and
  • Allow state investments in municipal securities possessing one of the top five highest long term ratings or the highest short term rating?

Yes 2,102

          No 3,343

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • Remove state prohibitions on purchasing, possessing, consuming, using, delivering, manufacturing, and selling marijuana for personal use for adults over the age of twenty-one;
  • Require a registration card for personal cultivation with prescribed limits;
  • Allow persons with certain marijuana-related non-violent offenses to petition for release from incarceration or parole and probation and have records expunged;
  • Establish a lottery selection process to award licenses and certificates;
  • Issue equally distributed licenses to each congressional district; and
  • Impose a six percent tax on the retail price of marijuana to benefit various programs?

Yes 2,574

         No 3,189

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 4

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to authorize laws, passed before December 31, 2026, that increase minimum funding for a police force established by a state board of police commissioners to ensure such police force has additional resources to serve its communities?

Yes 3,894

No 1,700

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 5

Shall the Missouri National Guard currently under the Missouri Dept. of Public Safety be its own department, known as the Missouri Depart of the National Guard, which shall be required to protect the constitutional rights and civil liberties of Missourians?

Yes 3,751

No 1,794

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

Shall there be a convention to revise and amend the Constitution?

Yes 1,682

No 3,798

Community Blood Center declares 2nd blood Drive

NATIONWIDE GAP BETWEEN THE NEED FOR BLOOD AND

WILLING AND ACTIVE BLOOD DONORS WIDENS.

Community Blood Center declares 2nd blood emergency in 75 days;

4th blood emergency in 2022.

KANSAS CITY – Community Blood Center (CBC) announced another blood emergency today, their second in 75 days and 4th in 2022, as the region’s blood supply is once again at a 1-2 day supply. “It isn’t that folks are not donating blood,” explains Patsy Shipley, Vice President of Community Blood Center, “but that there is a small group of loyal blood donors who are representing the entire community and shouldering the burden for all.” Despite new and innovative strategies to encourage the scheduling of more community blood drives, to inspire new and youth donors, and to regain lapsed blood donors, the gap between what hospital patients need and the available blood supply is growing.

This isn’t a local problem; for over 2.5 years, blood centers across the nation have been struggling. There was always a surplus of blood in the U.S., so if one region of the country was short, not-for-profit blood centers could help one another. There is no surplus in the U.S. anymore.

Perhaps the most significant contributing factor is the lack of first-time donors. As older generations age out of the donor pool and become ineligible to donate, they are not being replaced by donors from younger generations, creating a significant challenge in our ability to meet hospital need. In 2019, CBC saw over 20,000 first-time donors. Now, we are expected to end the year with approximately 9,000 fewer first-time donors, further burdening a blood supply that is already stretch thin.

Blood emergencies in the last decade typically happened twice per year around the 4th of July and December holidays. However, we haven’t had the ideal blood supply of 5-7 days in over 30 months. Repeated blood emergency messaging is also not helping as our community become desensitized to the urgent need.

Community Blood Center is asking the community, especially youth and first-time or former blood donors who have not given in the last few years, to step up and take some of the burden off those that have been giving blood. Even if you cannot donate, you can help the blood center by spreading the word about the critical national shortage and need for local blood donors. Tell your friends, post on social or bring a first-time blood donor.

CBC hosts blood drives every day, in addition to their 7 area donor centers, in order to reach donors and meet local hospital needs. We are taking extra precautions to help

prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19. As always, people are not eligible to donate if they’re experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available here.

To make an appointment at a blood drive near you, donors can call 877-468-6844 or visit savealifenow.org. Can’t donate blood? You can still support CBC’s mission by texting ‘CBCKC to ‘20222’ to give $20.

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About Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City (CBC) Founded in 1958, Community Blood Center (CBC) provides over 90% of the blood used by hospitals throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as eastern Kansas and western Missouri. CBC provides nearly 200,000 blood products each year to over 60 area hospitals and relies on volunteer donors each day to meet the need for lifesaving gifts of blood. CBC operates 365/24/7 to deliver safe, high quality products to meet transfusion needs for routine care and emergencies. CBC is a Division of New York Blood Center, Inc. (a family of operating Divisions known as New York Blood Center Enterprises). For more information, visit savealifenow.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedI

Boil Water Advisory for Public Water District #7

A Boil Order Advisory has been issued for Public Water District #7. This will affect the Papinville, Prairie City, and Rockville areas. The advisory has been issued for the next 3 days.

Car/Truck/Bike Meet for Kameron Williams

A car/truck/and bike meet for Kameron Williams aka “Hot Wheels” will be held this Sunday, November 13th at the Bates County Fairgrounds from 10-6 pm. 

There is a $20 admission fee per participating vehicle and they will have a burnout competition with a $10 admission fee.  In addition, there will be a live auction and food trucks to keep your engines revving. 

All proceeds will go to Kameron’s love fund that is set up at c

Community 1st Bank in Butler to help the family cover expenses. 

Show your support for Hot Wheels at the car/truck/and bike meet this Sunday at the Bates County Fairgrounds starting at 10 am.

Good Shepherd Hospice of Butler Hosts a Veterans Lunchon November 11th

On Frida,y November 11th  at 11:00 am after the veteran’s ceremony on the Butler square.

Good Shepherd Hospice is having a vet-to-vet meal for our veterans.

It’s a free meal for all veterans and their spouses. Come in and have some soup and chili and talk with other veterans.

They would love to see you all there! Good Shepherd Hospice of Butler is located at 24 N Delaware Street on the Butler Square.

Blackhawks and Bears Football ! This Friday Night

The game of the year is this Friday night !!!! as the Adrian Blackhawks go head-to-head against the Butler Bears for the title of District Champions!!!!!!

If you can’t make it to the game in person join 92.1 as we broadcast live or as we stream this once-in-a lifetime game of the year on the web!!!!! www.921news.com.

Kick-off at 7 pm this Friday night from the Butler Sports Complex. We are all proud of these Bates County Football Teams!

Bates County Memorial introduces Dr. Kiron Nair

Dr. Kiron Nair Joins Oncology Group at
Bates County Memorial Hospital
Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) is pleased to announce the addition of Kiron Nair, MD to its Oncology
Clinics. Dr. Nair is an oncologist-hematologist and is part of the Mid America Cancer Care oncology group currently
serving patients through BCMH Outpatient Specialty Clinics.
“I believe that cancer patients need much more care than other patients,” Dr. Nair said. “Most of the time, they
will need mental, emotional and social support in addition to the best medical care. As a physician, my role will be
to work closely with each of my patients, their family and my team to provide them with the best possible holistic
care they deserve. I always love to go an extra mile if needed, in the best interests of my patients based on current
evidence, my clinical judgment and recent advances in the field of medicine.”
Dr. Nair earned his medical degree from University of Kerala, T.D. Medical College, India. He completed his
residencies in Internal Medicine from Brookdale University Hospital Medical center, New York and Tirunelveli
Medical College Hospital, India and Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology from Brookdale University Hospital
Medical Center, New York. He also has experience with clinical trials and had exposure to clinical training in the
United Kingdom. He has a broad interest in General Oncology/Hematology with specific interest in solid
malignancies.
Dr. Nair is a member of several scholarly societies including American Medical association, ASCO, ASH and IMA and
has several publications to his credit. He is licensed to practice in the states of Missouri and Kansas.
MidAmerica Cancer Care has provided specialized cancer care to our community at BCMH since 2020 with Dr.
Jaswinder Singh and his team of cancer care specialists.
Dr. Nair will see patients at Bates County Memorial Hospital on Fridays. Appointments may be made through the
BCMH Outpatient Specialty Clinics by calling 660-200-7006.

Public Notice Filing for 5-Year Term

NOTICE
Filing will be open from December 6, 2022 to December 27, 2022 for
one position on the Bates County Memorial Hospital Board of
Trustees for a 5-year term.
Interested persons who are qualified may file at the County Clerk’s
office in the Bates County Administration Building at 103 W. Dakota
between the hours of 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30 weekdays.
Marlene Wainscott
Bates County Clerk

Bates County Public Notice

NOTICE
Filing will be open from December 6, 2022 to December 27, 2022 for two
positions on the Bates County Health Center Board of Trustees. The positions will
be for a four-year term.
Interested persons who are qualified may file at the County Clerk’s office in the in
the Bates County Administration Building at 103 W. Dakota between the hours of
8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30 weekdays.
Marlene Wainscott
Bates County Clerk

Butler: Coats for Kids

Believe it or not, cold weather is coming to Bates County – and the popular Coats for

Kids program is coming to the rescue. Carol Ann Winburn and the staff at DSWA

Certified Public Accountants are already taking names of deserving children from nurses

and teachers in a dozen area schools. Contributions are coming in from caring individuals

and organizations across the county.

Every dollar collected will be used to purchase a brand-new warm coat or jacket specific-

ally for each child nominated. If you wish to participate as a donor, you may drop off

your cash or check made payable to Coats for Kids at the DSWA office or mail it to

210 West Ohio Street in Butler. You can help Coats for Kids help over 200 young people

stay warm this winter.

BCM Hospital Assessment Town Hall RSVP Required

Bates County Memorial Hospital will hold two important 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) meeting over the next 2 weeks:   

On Thursday November 10, Bates County MO CHNA Town Hall from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm to review community health indicators and identify unmet health needs / priorities, and   

On Friday November 18, Bates County MO CHNA Implementation Plan Development Session from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  

Note: Both meeting will be held at Bates County Memorial Hospital Education Center, located on the east end of the facility. Lunch will be served starting at 11:15 am for both meetings.  

RSVPs will be required for both sessions. Links are listed below:

Town Hall Nov 10: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHNA2022_BatesCountyMO_TownHallRSVP 

Implementation Plan Nov 18: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BatesCo_CHNA_ImplPlan 

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you soon,

The Carpenters Cup Thanksgiving Meal Update

The Community Fundraiser for this year’s Thanksgiving meal has been a tremendous success. The Carpenters Cup and Judge Julie Highley express their gratitude for your generous donations. They are anticipating feeding around 500 people countywide. If you haven’t signed up for home delivery, a carry-out meal, or a Thanksgiving Basket to cook at home, they ask that you do so as soon as possible.

The goal of the Carpenters Cup and Judge Highley is that no person or family goes without a Thanksgiving meal. If you prefer to cook your own meal and haven’t signed up for a food gift basket, contact The Carpenters Cup today before the deadline 660-679-3333.

The date and time to receive your Thanksgiving meal follows:

The Thanksgiving meal for those requesting a home delivery will go out by 10:30 AM and pickup or carry-out meals will be from 12:00 to 12:30 PM. Dine-in at the door will open at noon at the Butler Senior Center with the noon meal to be served at 1 PM. The deadline to order a Thanksgiving meal, or home delivery will be November 22, at 5:00 PM. Call 660-679-3333 to sign up for delivery or pickup of your meal.

An update for volunteers helping deliver the Thanksgiving meal to the homebound…. they have volunteer drivers for the people signed up for delivering in all areas except Rich Hill and Rockville. If you are interested and want to help, contact the Carpenters Cup at 660-679-3333 or contact Judge Julie Highley.

The Butler Bears Clinch Round 2

The Butler Bears clinch Round 2 winning against the Windsor Greyhounds 30 – 8. Join us next Friday as we broadcast Round 3 action of the District Tournament on 92.1

Butler Bears and Adrian Blackhawks Cancel and Re-Schedule November 4th District Football Games

Due to inclement weather, the Butler Bears and the Adrian Blackhawks have decided to cancel their District football games scheduled for tonight, November 4th until Saturday, November 5th. The Bears will play in Butler with kickoff at 1 pm. This game can still be heard live on FM 92.1 or on the web at 921news.com.

The Adrian Blackhawks will play at 3 pm with the gates opening at 2 pm in Adrian.

VETERANS DAY DINNER ELKS LODGE BUTLER

The Bates County Elks Lodge # 2653 is hosting its annual Veterans Day Dinner on Sunday, November 13TH 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 a dine-in or drive-thru 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 13th at the Bates County Elks Lodge. The lodge is located at 1000 Elks Drive in West Butler.

Butler Christmas Parade Details

Details for the 2022 Annual Butler Christmas Parade have been released. The date is set for Saturday, December 3rd. This year’s theme is “ The 12 Days of Christmas” Those entering the parade, will be judged on this theme. The 1st place prize is set at $50.00.

The parade categories include:
Businesses, Family floats, churches, and organizations.

Remember, the Butler Chamber requests that Santa not be used in your decorations. The Butler Christmas Parade will line up at 5:15 in the parking lot of the Butler High School, the parade will leave for the square at approximately 6:00 pm. That’s the Annual Butler Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Saturday, December 3rd.

Butler: Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning and Lennox to give a Free Furnace and Installation this Winter.

Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning of Butler and Lennox are banding together to give one lucky home a wonderful Christmas present.
Hoot Owl is now accepting nominations for one family to receive a Lennox Furnace and Installation of the unit at no charge, courtesy of Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning and Lennox. Send the name of the person you would like to nominate. Include their
Name ___________________
Address _________________
Phone Number ____________
And the reason why you think this person would qualify to receive a free furnace.  

Submit your nomination to Hoot Owl and Lennox by private message, by text to 660-464-9352 message, regular mail or drop off your nomination at Hoot Owl North Business I-49 at Passaic. Nomination deadline November 30th.

Butler: Butler Center Veterans Day Invitation

The Butler Rehabilitation Center in Butler invites all Veterans

from the community to their facility for free Coffee and

Donuts on Friday, November 11th at 2 pm. The Butler

Center is located at 416 South High Street in Butler and was formerly known as Willow Lane.

Pennell: Butler Restaurant Closes

On Wednesday, November 2nd the Owners of the Pennell Restaurant made the announcement that it has closed its doors.

The owners stated that “ It is with great sadness after almost 9 years the Pennell is permanently closed”.

The lack of a workforce is the reason for closing. They want to Thank their wonderful customers that constantly supported us, and the employees that have given it their all for all these years.

The Hotel will continue to operate. The lobby and bar are available to rent for events.  The Pannell was located on the Northwest corner of the Butler Square.

UPS and FedEx Drop off Locations in Butler

Shopping and gift-giving is fun and exciting until you need to ship those packages or return something. Shipping packages and returns are much easier and more convenient when you know where your pickup and drop-off locations are for each delivery company and how to get those shipping labels.

If you live in or near Butler, you’re in luck! There are 4 businesses you can utilize for UPS or FedEx.

Butler Abstract and Title at 2 N. Delaware on the corner of the Butler Square has a UPS Drop Box outside the business on the sidewalk.

Max Motors at Ft. Scott and I-49 also has an outdoor drop box for UPS returns to make drop-off convenient 24 hours.

If your package is too big for the drop box, take it to Midwest Lumber on Orange St. in Butler and carry it to the service desk for UPS pickup, this service is available only during regular business hours.

If FedEx is your carrier, bring your packages to the Dollar General Store on Ft. Scott St. in Butler. The Dollar General location is open for drop-offs during regular business hours only.

For more information regarding return labels, shipping rates, etc. see www.ups.com for UPS and www.fedex.com for FedEx. All shipping costs must be paid in advance to get and print your shipping label for package pickup.

And when all else fails, there’s always the trusty USPS, more commonly referred to as the post office.

Little Apple Appleton City News

Come join the first ever Rural Community Connection Network 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, at 4th Street Fika in AC. When you’re from the country, you often conduct business and serve in more than one town, so let’s get to know our neighbors. If you are a business owner, civic leader, have a heart for your community in any way at all, or if you want to get to know your neighbors, join the fun. The event is free to attend. 4th Street Fika drinks will be available to purchase. Networking (aka visiting) starts at 6:30. There will be a small presentation at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting, will be in another area town. Questions or comments can be sent by direct message on social media to Rondle Dines or email rondle@rddone.com.

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. Annual meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 4 at Top of the World Barn. The speaker will be Bruce Mershon and the DJ will be Mark Stewart. Please RSVP to Lawanna Salmon at 660-492-7259 by November 1, 2022.

The 17th Annual Rockville Fire Department Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 5 in downtown Rockville, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will enjoy Kickin’ Chicken, brisket, and pulled pork from the Appleton City FFA BBQ Team, along with a variety of sides and other goodies. Raffle will be held during the meal (tickets are available now at Seider One Stop in Rockville, or from Board members; $1 per ticket or $5 or six tickets) with a number of fine prizes that is still growing. Free will donations are accepted for the Fire Department.

The Hudson R-IX chili/chicken noodle soup supper will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5. They have a lot of great raffle prizes plus great silent auction items. Meal tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. You may buy tickets that night or purchase them from a Hudson R-IX student prior to the supper.

Ellett Memorial Hospital will serve a biscuit and gravy breakfast o all veterans and spouses in appreciation for their service to our country 7:00-9:30 a.m. Friday, November 11 in the EMH dining room.

Montrose High School Class of 2026 will host a deer hunters breakfast 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. November 12 in the High School Cafeteria. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, hash browns, cinnamon rolls, eggs and coffee juice and milk. A freewill donation will be accepted.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, November 13 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up. A free will donation will be greatly appreciated

You are invited to the GFWC-Jr Achievers 42nd annual Auction 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 14 in the Commons Area in the west end of the AC High School Building. The Auction will feature gift baskets, baked goods and more. Colonel, Jack Fennewald will be the auctioneer. There will be complimentary refreshments, including “homemade pie”. Proceeds will benefit Missouri Girls Town and local projects.

Appleton City Landmarks will open the M.K.T. Depot on Saturday December 3, 9:00 to 2:00 for the Christmas in the County Craft show. They have room for 10 crafters to display their handmade items. To reserve a booth, contact Patty Bartz with the type of item you will sell and contact information. You can call 660 598 4151 (leave a message) or email gvrbartz@gmail.com (craft show in subject line).

Larry Stites will host free talks with question and answer sessions on current events with historical perspectives 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the Lowry City Civic Center meeting room (the old gym kitchen area) next to City Hall, 406 W. 4th St, Lowry City, MO 64763. The next meeting is scheduled for November 15. (Adults only, please.) For more information, call 619-876-2703 or email at LarryStites@protonmail.com

October 27 was the 29th anniversary of “The Little Apple”, which began in 1993 by the A. C. Economic Development as way of informing residents of news and events sponsored by area businesses and organizations. Items of a clearly personal nature, such as birthdays, anniversaries, awards (not group sponsored), personal sales and the like are not accepted for publication. The Appleton City Industrial Development Committee would like to thank the citizens of the area for their support over the last 29 years. They would also like to thank the volunteers who help make this newsletter possible. Community First Bank and their employees who photocopy the issues each and every week and the many contributors who have donated the funds to purchase the paper it is printed on. We would especially like to offer special thanks to the volunteers who collate and deliver the Apple each week. The Little Apple is truly a worldwide newsletter, being sent by email to people interested in A. C. all over the world. If you would like to subscribe to the Little Apple by email, please send your email address to dcp81@embarqmail.com. If you are willing to donate a few hours of your time each month to help with distributing this newsletter, please contact Dr. Don Payton at 660-476-2197.

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6. Remember to set your clocks back one hour. Fire Departments also recommend that it is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Nov 5 Rockville Fire Department Fundraiser in downtown Rockville, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Nov 5 Hudson R-IX chili/chicken noodle soup supper will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Time ends. Remember to set your clocks back one hour

Nov 8 ELECTION DAY

Nov 10 Rural Community Connection Network 6:30 p.m. at 4th Street Fika Coffee Shop

Nov 11 VETERANS DAY (Government offices and banks closed)

Nov 12 Montrose High School Class of 2026 deer hunters breakfast 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the High School Cafeteria

Nov 13 Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Knights Hall in Montrose

Nov 14 GFWC-Jr Achievers 42nd annual Auction 6:00 p.m. in the Commons Area of the AC High School Building

Thanksgiving Meal Basket Final Food Need

The Carpenters Cup Christian Gift and Book Store send a warm holiday thank you to the Community for the donations to provide a meal for Senior Citizens and those in need.

The community stepped up to the plate and they now have all the food items they need to feed the crowd, but are still in need of items to fill the Thanksgiving Baskets.

 If you are still wanting to contribute, The Carpenters Cup will be accepting
turkey gravy mixes,
hot rolls, frozen or fresh  
boxes of pie crust
and cans of pie filling for the food holiday gift baskets.

The Holiday gift baskets will include a complete meal to be cooked at home. If your family is in need of a Thanksgiving meal basket call 660-679-3333 to reserve basket.

Donations of cash will always be appreciated for unexpected expenses, and if they have more food than they need, the excess will be used for Christmas Meals.

Thank you so much for your quick response and donations.

Bates County Industries Recycle Bins

Bates County Industries is open and back to accepting recycle products.   24 hours a day access to the bins on the west side of the building.  They request you put all recycling in bags or boxes.

The vendors have changed the rules on some things they can accept.  If you have any questions  do not hesitate to phone.

Bates County Industries will  accept:

Plastics #1 and # 2

Corrugated cardboard and Paste Board

All paper products including magazines, books and newspaper.  

Textiles: shoes, clothes, hats, belts and purses

They  purchase aluminum cans / call for pricing

They accept glass in their  glass bunker North of the building.

Items that Bates County Industries  cannot accept:

No commercial chemical jugs.

No 5 gallon buckets

 No pot aluminum ( this is what dog and cat food are made from )

No aluminum foils

In the glass bunker we cannot accept porcelain, mirrors, shatter proof or tempered glass.

If you need help unloading, they will assist Monday thru Thursday 8:00AM till 2:00.  Bates County Industries in Butler is closed on Fridays.

                                                Bates County Industries

Providing dignified employment opportunities for adults  with disabilities

                        Located 1 mile west of business 49 on TT in Butler MO.

                                                Phone:660-679-3667

Hometown Hero Ready Concrete Service

In the news today we salute Ready Concrete Service of Butler as our Hometown Hero. This company also known as Fischer Concrete has been assisting Bates County Industries with the job of loading recycled glass that has been dropped off at their location for the past several years.  

As you know Bates County Industries is a recycling drop-off for various items including glass.

With the generosity of the management and employees, Ready Concrete provides a service for Bates County Industries and it’s time we recognized them for the donation of their time and equipment.  

At least once a year the Ready Concrete Service of Butler travels to BCI and loads the accumulation of glass into a semi-truck with their front loader, and then the semi delivers the glass to Ripple Glass in Kansas City for recycling.

Bates County Industries, the management, staff, and employees take this time to say, “ Thanks” to Ready Concrete for their kindness.

Fischer Concrete service is located on Highway 52 West  in Butler

Shots Fired at Vehicle on US 69 Near Pleasanton, KS

On November 01, 2022, at 11:35pm a call was received at the Linn County Sheriff’s 911 Center. The caller stated that they were southbound on US 69 near Pleasanton, Kansas, and a subject in a vehicle near them began shooting at their vehicle. The shots fired struck the vehicle the caller was in, disabling the vehicle which was occupied by several persons.

 
The suspected shooter was in a vehicle occupied by two persons. The suspected shooter exited the vehicle and ran into Pleasanton on foot. Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies and Pleasanton PD were dispatched to the scene. Law Enforcement began to search for the suspect as occupants of both vehicles were interviewed. Due to the nature of the call multiple Sheriff’s Deputies were called out to assist in the search.

 
On November 02, 2022, at 1:24am the suspected shooter was located near Dollar General in Pleasanton and taken into custody without incident. The suspected shooters gun was recovered. The suspect was transported to the Linn County Jail where he is awaiting formal charges. The driver of the vehicle the suspected shooter was in was arrested as well and is awaiting formal charges.

Betty Scifers Age 97 Lenexa Kansas

Bettie Scifers, 97 of Butler, Missouri passed away Monday, October 31, 2022 at Greenwood Terrace in Lenexa, Kansas. A visitation will be held 10:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am Thursday, also at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery,
Butler. Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence
may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

A complete obituary is pending at this time.

Food Items still needed for the Free Bates County Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is drawing closer with the passing of each day. Judge Julie Highley and the Carpenters Cup are planning a free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving day. These meals are offered to anyone and can be delivered, picked up, or eaten at the Butler Senior Center. To accomplish this, they need community support. Here is an incomplete list of items they will be needing to prepare for the free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 24th .

Those in charge anticipate feeding around 500 people

The Butler Senior Center and The Carpenters Cup are in need of delivery drivers for the Hume/Foster area, the Rich Hill/Rockville area, the Amoret/Amsterdam area, the Ballard area, the Adrian area, and the Butler area.

If you can volunteer your time as a driver,  call 660-679-3333, If you can help in delivering meals to these locations. They are also accepting volunteers to help that day.
That number again to volunteer 660-679-3333.

turkeys

80 more poundOF s potatoes

42 packages of heat and serve hot rolls

24 more tubs of whipped topping

25 more pounds of bacon

92.1 Star Spangled Banner Tribute on November 11th

Join the staff and management of 92.1 as we share a moving Veterans Day Tribute with our listeners.

This moving tribute will hold you spellbound as the narrator explains why and how the Star Spangled Banner was written and what moved Francis Scott Key to write the words that we take for granted as we sing this song as our United States National Anthem.

We hope you join 92.1 as we pay tribute to those that gave all for our freedom and the rights we enjoy as American Citizens.

Join us at 9 am and again at 5 pm on Veterans Day November 11th from the studios of 92.1 .

Archie Veterans Breakfast

The Archie High School will host a Veterans Breakfast on, November 11th. The Drexel VFW will present a moving POW/MIA tribute to those attending.

The Prisoner of War and Missing in Action tribute will be used by the Drexel VFW to teach students honor and respect for Prisoners of War and Military that are missing in action.

The breakfast will be served at 7:30 am on, November 11th  at the Archie High School, all Veterans will eat free of charge. There will be a guest speaker during the assembly.

The program will begin at 8:30 am for students, Veterans, and those attending.

Butler Bears on Radio November 4th 7:00pm. District Semi-final Game

2022 District Championship Games are in full swing this season.  Teams will compete for the Championship Title. FM 92.1 will alternate following the Adrian Blackhawks and the Butler Bears as they compete against other teams in this 11-man Football District game.

The next game to broadcast will be the Butler Bears as they take on the Windsor Greyhounds in the Semi-final game to be played Friday night November 4th.

The Butler Bears will hit the field against the Windsor Greyhounds at 7 pm. This game will be broadcast by 92.1 Sports announcers Major Black and Eli Brockman. The game will also air from the web as we stream at www.921news.com.

Santa is Coming to Rich Hill

Santa is coming to Rich Hill on Friday, December 9th at Caboose Park just West of the railroad tracks right off of Walnut Street.  Each child will receive a goodie bag from Santa.  You can pay to have your child’s picture taken with Santa or you can take them yourselves. 

Bring the kids to see Santa on December 9th at 6 pm Caboose Park in Rich Hill.

Senior Citizens need to register for Thanksgiving Meal to be delivered.

Judge Highley and the Carpenters Cup of  Butler will prepare a Thanksgiving meal that will be served at the Butler Senior Citizen building on Mill Street in Butler. The Thanksgiving meal menu will be turkey, dressing, your choice of mashed potatoes and gravy or sweet potatoes, your choice of seasoned green beans or corn, cranberry sauce, hot roll with butter, and to finish off the meal, your choice of apple or pumpkin pie with whipped cream topping.

A complete list of food needed for this endeavor may be found on the Carpenter’s Cup Facebook page or the KMAM KMOE Facebook page. The donation of any of these items may be dropped off at the Carpenters Cup in Butler. Of course, any money donations can be dropped off either with Judge Julie Highley or at the Carpenters Cup.

If you know of individuals needing a meal, call the Carpenters Cup to register them. 660-679-3333 that number again 660-679-3333.  

City of Rich Hill Accepting Bids for Mowing

The City of Rich Hill, Missouri, is seeking bids for mowing and weed eating all City properties to include trash pickup prior to mowing, removal of fallen limbs and minor tree trimming. This would be for a period of one year from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.

Properties included:

1. City Hall, 120 N. 7th Street

2. Caboose Park and adjacent railroad properties

3. Prospect Park (Square Park) including median between the 2 sections of the park

4. Water Tower

5. Park Place (Circle Park)

6. Triangle next to Circle Park

7. American Legion Park (ballfields)

8. 701 E Chestnut (vacant lot)

9. 1401 E Maple (vacant lot)

10. Greenlawn Cemetery

11. Water Plant, 6211 SW CR 2007

12. Wastewater Plant, 599 N. 5th Street

13. South Lift Station, 1200 block of east Spruce Street

14. North Lift Station, N. 14th Street

15. MoDOT Building, 8178 N. 14th Street

Bids will be accepted until 5:00 pm on November 15th, 2022, to be reviewed at the regular Board of Aldermen Meeting scheduled for November 16th, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact City Hall at (417) 395-2223 or via e-mail at cityclerk@richhillmo.com.

Proposals should be submitted marked “Mowing” with the name of the bidder.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicalities in the bid process, to award any bid or portion of a bid which is deemed to be the most advantageous to the City, and to make any investigations as are deemed necessary to determine the ability of a bidder to provide/perform the requested services. In addition, bidders shall not be permitted to use to their advantage any error or omission in the invitation for bid or related specifications.

Bids should be submitted to Casey Crews, City Clerk, either by mail, fax, or e-mail.

City of Rich Hill

Attn: Casey Crews

120 N. 7th Street

Rich Hill, MO 64779

Fax (417) 395-4555

cityclerk@richhillmo.com

Adrian Holiday Open House

15th Annual Adrian Holiday Open House, Saturday, November 5th, 9-3 pm, Adrian Optimist Building.  Fulfill your Christmas shopping needs from the local businesses that will be there.  30 plus vendors with items such as clothing, crafts, home décor, gifts, stocking stuffers, and much more.  Concessions will be available.  15th Annual Adrian Holiday Open House, November 5th, 9-3 pm, Adrian Optimist Building.  For more information see the Adrian Holiday Open House Facebook page.

Butler Masonic Lodge Annual Turkey Dinner

The Butler Masonic Lodge Annual Turkey Dinner is 11 am Sunday, November 6th.  This year meals are dine-in, carry out, or delivery.  Each meal is $15.  There will be a $2 fee added on to all deliveries and those orders must be placed before 11:30 am that day.  To place your order, call 660-464-2372.  Butler Masonic Lodge Annual Turkey Dinner, Sunday, November 6th, 1203 North Orange in Butler.
 

Archie Veterans Breakfast by Drexel VFW

The Archie High School will host a Veterans Breakfast on, November 11th . The Drexel VFW will present a moving POW/MIA tribute to those attending.

The Prisoner of War and Missing in Action tribute will be used by the Drexel VFW to teach students honor and respect for Prisoners of War and Military that are missing in action.

The breakfast will be served at 7:30 am on, November 11th  at the Archie High School, all Veterans will eat free of charge. There will be a guest speaker during the assembly.

The program will begin at 8:30 am for students, Veterans, and those attending.

Drexel VFW Veterans Breakfast November 12th

The Drexel VFW will host the annual Veterans breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 12th

 The breakfast and a POW/MIA salute will be held at the Drexel VFW building in Drexel.

The breakfast is open to the public, with all Veterans eating free of charge, all others attending will enjoy the meal with a free-will donation.

The Veterans breakfast is sponsored by the Drexel VFW Post 4347 on November 12th  breakfast will be served at 7:00 am until 10:00 am.  

Hume Honors Veterans November 11th

The Hume School will have its Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 11th at 10:30 am with the noon meal to follow the program. The Veterans assembly will be open to Hume students and the community.

The Hume school would like to honor its local veterans by providing a meal.

Veterans are encouraged to call the Hume School by Wednesday, November 9th to reserve their meal. Veterans attending the assembly should  RSVP by calling 660-643-7411

Local Author Update on Screenplay of her Book

It’s been over a year since the community assisted Diana L. Taylor of Butler with a fundraiser to pay for the first stages of a screenplay, the goal was to turn her book into a movie.

Diana is a resident of Butler, and the author of a book called, “ Life Unarmed: My Story”.
The true life story about her childhood challenges growing up and her adult life after electrocution resulted in the loss of an arm and a leg.   The book caught the eye of screenplay artists and the ball started to roll.

Bates County helped raise several thousand dollars to begin the process.

To date, the company has completed the screenplay process and is sending it to the Screen Writers Guild of America located in California. They are in the process of registering the request and on the search to find producers interested in going forward with the movie.

Diana again thanks the community for their support and will keep you updated on the process.

Max Motors Dealership to Acquire HMH Autosport Inc

MAX MOTORS DEALERSHIPS TO ACQUIRE HMH AUTOSPORT INC.

Max Motors Dealerships expands into Lee’s Summit, Missouri

[Harrisonville, Missouri, October 27, 2022] Max Motors Dealerships will soon add HMH Autosport Inc. to its roster of automotive dealerships and service centers.

The new location will operate under the name Max Pre-Owned Superstore Lee’s Summit. It is located at 713 Rte. 291 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

The acquisition represents Max Motors’ first location in Lee’s Summit. It will be the company’s fourteenth location overall, serving customers in six Missouri cities (Nevada, Butler, Harrisonville, Belton, Richmond, and Lee’s Summit) and one city in Kansas (Manhattan).

“HMH Autosport Inc. has long been a valued resource for vehicle owners in Lee’s Summit and the surrounding region,” said Bob Jacaway, Max Motors President and CEO. “It’s our wish to carry on its tradition for quality pre-owned vehicles and automotive servicing.”

Jacaway said the company’s rigorous growth in recent years is in direct connection with a customer service approach that fosters sustained customer loyalty over time.

“We focus on building relationships that go beyond the transaction,” he said. “We’re honored when customers return again and again or recommend us to friends and family.”

Max Pre-Owned Superstore Lee’s Summit is the newest addition to the Max Motors family which comprises Max Ford of Manhattan; Max Hyundai of Manhattan; Max Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Belton; Max Pre-Owned Center Belton; Max Ford of Harrisonville; Max Collision Center; Max Ford of Butler; Max Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Butler; Max Chevrolet Buick GMC of Nevada; Max Bodyshop Nevada, Max Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Nevada; Max Ford Nevada; and Max Ford of Richmond

PSC COLD WEATHER RULE TAKES EFFECT NOVEMBER 1

JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Public Service Commission’s Cold Weather Rule,
designed to help customers with heat-related utility bills, begins on November 1, 2022. The rule will
remain in effect through March 31, 2023. It has been a part of the Commission’s rules and
regulations since 1977.
The Cold Weather Rule applies to natural gas and electric utilities under PSC jurisdiction that
provide heat-related service. Municipally operated systems, cooperatives and those that provide
propane delivered by truck are not under PSC jurisdiction.
The Cold Weather Rule:
 Prohibits the disconnection of heat-related service when the temperature is predicted to drop
below 32 degrees during the following 24 hour period.
 Provides more lenient payment terms permitting reconnection of service for natural gas
and/or electric customers.
 Allows customers to budget payments over 12 months.
 Requires that customers be notified by mail 10 days before the date the utility intends to shut
off service; an attempt be made to contact the customer within 96 hours before the shut off;
an attempt be made to contact the customer right before the shut off; and that notice is left at
the home when service has been shut off.
 Requires the customer be notified of possible financial help in paying the utility bill.
 Allows for the reconnection of service for less than the full amount owed.

A customer may register with the utility if:
 They are 65 years of age or older;
 Disabled to the extent that they have filed with the utility a form submitted by a medical
physician attesting that their household must have natural gas or electric utility service
provided in the home to maintain life or health; or
 They have obtained a formal award letter issued from the federal government of disability
benefits.

A customer who is registered with the utility company as elderly or disabled will receive
additional notifications prior to a proposed discontinuance of service during the Cold Weather Rule
period. They may also be eligible for additional minimum payment arrangements.

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Contact: Kevin Kelly Phone: (573) 751-9300 Governor Office Building, Suite 600
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PSC NEWS

Missouri Public Service Commission

If a customer is faced with a heat-related utility bill that cannot be paid in full, it is important
to:

1) Contact the utility company.
2) State an inability to pay the bill in full.
3) Provide monthly or annual income information.
4) Make a minimum payment.
5) Enter into a payment agreement.

For more information on the PSC’s Cold Weather Rule, please see the Commission’s website
at www.psc.mo.gov or call the Commission’s Consumer Services hotline at 1-800-392-4211.
Consumers can also receive Cold Weather Rule information from their local natural gas or electric
company or the local community action agency. In addition, there may be additional programs
available to consumers seeking assistance in paying their heating bills.

Thank you Community! Update on the food list needed for the Butler Senior Center Thanksgiving Dinner ( 2 pm Wednesday October 26th)

WOW!! The response from the community so far has been amazing!! Please keep the donations coming for the free Thanksgiving meal! Here is a current list of the needs we have:

Turkeys

3 gallon cans of green beans

10 gallon cans of corn

58 boxes stove top dressing

80 lbs white potatoes

25 lbs bacon

5 lbs butter

24 tubs of whipped topping

85 lbs sweet potatoes

10 boxes gallon freezer bags

42 packages brown and serve hot rolls

Small dessert to go containers

We need bags again! Walmart sacks, dollar general sacks, price chopper, whatever you want to get rid of!

Thanks for the great response! Please call if you want to help in any way. Bring in donations of food or money to the Carpenters Cup or call 660-679-3333 if you have questions. Remember, after November 1st, we will be taking orders for delivery and pick up. And please pass this along to anyone you know that is not on facebook, or needs a meal.

Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony December 11th

Excitement is building as the 27th  annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony approaches for 2022. Family and friends around the globe will unite as they light candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause.

As candles are lit at 7 pm local time, December 11th a virtual wave of light will be created as hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious and political boundaries.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from the compassionate friends, creates a virtual 24- hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone.

Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten.

Every year you are invited to post a message in the remembrance book which will be available, during the event, at TCF’s national website. All allied bereavement organizations, churches, funeral homes, hospices and formal and informal bereavement groups are invited to join in the December 11th Worldwide Candle lighting at 7 pm.

See the  921kmoe.com website for the link address  . www.compassionatefriends.org

Our hope is that you cherish the precious memories of time spent together  and that you are blessed with  a peace  that lasts the rest of your life. 

Appleton City/ Montrose GFWC Halloween Events

There will be a Halloween Parade on Saturday October 29. If you want to participate in the parade, line up is at 3:45 p.m. in the Elementary School parking lot. The parade starts at 4:00 and it ends in the Park. For any questions, call or text Lyndsi at 660 464 2575.

GFWC-Achievers will host Halloween in the Park 5:00-6:30 p.m. October 31. Costume judging begins at 5:30 p.m. There will be free hot dogs.

Appleton City Church of God Trunk or Treat will be October 31 6:00 p.m. until the treats are gone.

First Christian Church will have hot dogs and fish pond treats starting at 6:00 p.m. at the shelter.

First Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat 6:00-8:00 p.m. or until the treats are gone.

Montrose Trunk or Treat will be 6:00-8:00 Monday, October 31. The Halloween parade starts at 6:00 and goes down Missouri Ave with the Trunk or Treat following the parade, lining both sides of Missouri Ave. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for individual and theme/group costume

Appleton City Little Apple News

The City of Appleton City will hold another town hall meeting 6:00 p.m. October 26 at the Park Building, to discuss the proposed revenue bond for the combined waterworks and sewer system. On the November 202 ballot, there will be a $4,000,000 bond issue for the combined waterworks and sewer system. This entails borrowing the $4 million to clean, fix and improve the current systems, which includes cleaning fixing and maintaining the lagoon, which has not been upgraded in over 40 years and is out of compliance through DNR. If it is not brought to compliance, DNR can fine the City up to $10,000 per day until compliance is reached. The bond must pass in order to receive the loan. Funds may be available from ARPA, but the bond must be in place to facilitate the loan process.

There will be a Halloween Parade on Saturday October 29. If you want to participate in the parade, line up is at 3:45 p.m. in the Elementary School parking lot. The parade starts at 4:00 and it ends in the Park. For any questions, call or text Lyndsi at 660 464 2575.

GFWC-Achievers will host Halloween in the Park 5:00-6:30 p.m. October 31. Costume judging begins at 5:30 p.m. There will be free hot dogs.

Appleton City Church of God Trunk or Treat will be October 31 6:00 p.m. until the treats are gone.

First Christian Church will have hot dogs and fish pond treats starting at 6:00 p.m. at the shelter.

First Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat 6:00-8:00 p.m. or until the treats are gone.

Montrose Trunk or Treat will be 6:00-8:00 Monday, October 31. The Halloween parade starts at 6:00 and goes down Missouri Ave with the Trunk or Treat following the parade, lining both sides of Missouri Ave. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for individual and theme/group costume

A trophy will go to the favorite trunk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is sponsored by Montrose Booster Club & Festival Committee.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a Collective Goods Book Fair 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 27 in the Out Patient hallway of the hospital Everyone is welcome to shop for birthday and early Christmas gifts with their big selection of books, electronics, household items, kids toys, games and keepsakes. There will be many ways to pay.

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. Annual meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 4 at Top of the World Barn. The speaker will be Bruce Mershon and the DJ will be Mark Stewart. Please RSVP to Lawanna Salmon at 660-492-7259 by November 1, 2022.

Coy Stephan, a member of the Appleton City FFA chapter in Appleton City, MO, will be on stage and in the spotlight October 26-29 during the 2022 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Stephan, a Junior at Appleton City and the Son of Matt and Jessica Stephan, has been selected to perform in the National FFA Talent Competition. Stephan will perform on stage and bring excitement and spirit to the convention and expo. Only 30 acts from throughout the country have been chosen to perform during general sessions, meal functions and receptions of the National Convention.

The 17th Annual Rockville Fire Department Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 5 in downtown Rockville, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will enjoy Kickin’ Chicken, brisket, and pulled pork from the Appleton City FFA BBQ Team, along with a variety of sides and other goodies. Raffle will be held during the meal (tickets are available now at Seider One Stop in Rockville, or from Board members; $1 per ticket or $5 or six tickets) with a number of fine prizes that is still growing. Free will donations are accepted for the Fire Department.

The Hudson R-IX chili/chicken noodle soup supper will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5. They have a lot of great raffle prizes plus great silent auction items. Meal tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. You may buy tickets that night or purchase them from a Hudson R-IX student prior to the supper.

You are invited to the GFWC-Jr Achievers 42nd annual Auction 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 14 in the Commons Area in the west end of the AC High School Building. The Auction will feature gift baskets, baked goods and more. Colonel, Jack Fennewald will be the auctioneer. There will be complimentary refreshments, including “homemade pie”. Proceeds will benefit Missouri Girls Town and local projects.

Montrose High School Class of 2026 will host a deer hunters breakfast 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. November 12 in the High School Cafeteria. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, hash browns, cinnamon rolls, eggs and coffee juice and milk. A freewill donation will be accepted.

Appleton City Landmarks will open the M.K.T. Depot on Saturday December 3, 9:00 to 2:00 for the Christmas in the County Craft show. They have room for 10 crafters to display their handmade items. To reserve a booth, contact Patty Bartz with the type of item you will sell and contact information. You can call 660 598 4151 (leave a message) or email gvrbartz@gmail.com (craft show in subject line).

The SW MO Beef Cattle Improvement Association will hold the 100th SW MO All Breeds Performance Tested Bull Sale at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center in Springfield, MO 7:00 p.m. October 31. If cattle producers have questions or want to learn more about EPDs MU Extension Livestock Field Specialists will provide an educational session prior to the sale at 5:30 p.m. in the sale arena titled “Buying Bulls by the Numbers.” There are 49 bulls in the sale offering. Sale catalogs are available online at https://swmobcia.com/bullsale.html. For information on the sale and online bidding, contact sale manager Phoebe Wiles at 417-293-8002 or by email at livewireauction@gmail.com.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Oct 26 City of Appleton City town hall meeting 6:00 p.m. at the Park Building.

Oct 27 Collective Goods Book Fair 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Ellett Memorial Hospital

Oct 29 Halloween Parade lineup 3:45 p.m. at the School

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Help Keep Our Neighbors Warm This Winter

The Carpenters Cup in Butler would like to ask for your help in keeping our neighbors warm this winter.  They are currently collecting donations for blankets, hats, gloves, coats, scarves, heaters, or you can make a monetary donation to help purchase these items. 

Take your donations to the Carpenters Cup located at 102 South Bishop Street in Butler, just West of Dollar Tree. 

Let’s make sure that no one has to suffer thru the winter months without something to keep them warm.

Rich Hill Country Christmas November 12th

The Holiday Season kicks off in Rich Hill with the annual Rich Hill Country Christmas, to be held on Saturday, November 12th.

Booths with homemade foods, desserts, and sweets to include and handcrafted arts and crafts will fill the Rich Hill Gym on November 12th and if that is not enough space, they will use the 4th of July building known as the former Rich Hill Lions Club to house the extra booths.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of holiday shopping on Saturday, November 12th . Booths will be open from 9 am until 3 pm. At the annual Rich Hill Country Christmas.

See Facebook for booth rental and additional information. Search for Rich Hill Country Christmas .

Hudson Elementary Chili and Chicken Supper

The Hudson R-IX Elementary School will have a chili & chicken noodle soup supper from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5th.  In addition to delicious food, there are great raffle and silent auction prizes.  Check us out on Facebook at hudsonrixelementaryschool.

11-Man Football District Championship Games

2022 District Championship Games kick off on Friday, October 28th. 7 teams are on the bracket with two of those 7 from Bates County.  Teams will compete for the Championship Title. FM 92.1 will broadcast the Quarterfinal game on Friday night. The Adrian Blackhawks will play the Crest Ridge Cougars from the George Bruto Sports Complex. Kick-off at 7:00 pm this Friday night. Hear it from 92.1 or on the web at www.921news.com . That’s Adrian Blackhawks on radio, October 28th.

Teams competing in the District Games are:

Windsor Greyhounds
Wellington-Napoleon Tigers
Adrian Blackhawks
Crest Ridge Chillhowee Cougars
Sherwood Marksmen
Butler Bears
Midway Vikings

Community Event: We need donations to feed over 500 people on Thanksgiving Day.

Phase one of the Annual Butler Senior Center Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner:

Thanksgiving is drawing closer with the passing of each day. Judge Julie Highley and the Carpenters Cup are planning a free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving day. These meals are offered to anyone and can be delivered, picked up or eaten at the Butler Senior Center. To accomplish this, they need community support. Here is an incomplete list of items they will be needing to prepare the free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 24th .

Those in charge anticipate feeding around 500 people

The Butler Senior Centre and The Carpenters Cup are in need of delivery drivers for the Hume/Foster area, the Rich Hill/Rockville area, the Amoret/Amsterdam area, the Ballard area, the Adrian area, and the Butler area.

If you can volunteer your time as a driver, call 660-679-3333, If you can help in delivering meals to these locations. They are also accepting volunteers to help that day.

The meal will be served at the Butler Senior Citizen building on Mill Street in Butler. The Thanksgiving meal menu will be turkey, dressing, your choice of mashed potatoes and gravy or sweet potatoes, your choice of seasoned green beans or corn, cranberry sauce, hot roll with butter, and to finish off the meal, your choice of apple or pumpkin pie with whipped cream topping.

Here is an incomplete list of foods they will be needing to cook this Thanksgiving Dinner.

turkeys

150 lbs potatoes

100 lbs sweet potatoes

15 gallon cans of green beans

15 gallon cans of corn

42 packages of heat and serve hot rolls

42 tubs of whipped topping

30 lbs of bacon

3 bags onions

15 lbs butter

10 boxes gallon baggies

84 boxes stove top dressing

25 boxes chicken broth

300 small clam shell dessert to go boxes

The donation of any of these items can be dropped off at the Carpenters Cup in Butler. Of course, any money donations can be dropped off either with Judge Julie Highley or at the Carpenters Cup. All money will be used to help pay for advertising , and all miscellaneous items.

The Carpenters Cup will be taking orders for delivery and pick up after November 1st. All orders for delivery or carry out orders are to be called to the Carpenters Cup at 660-679-3333.

If you know of individuals needing a meal, please share this information. No one should be without a meal on Thanksgiving.

Vet to Vet Breakfast

“Hey everyone! Friday (10-28-22) at 8:30am Good Shepherd Hospice is having a vet-to-vet breakfast. It’s a free meal for all veterans and there spouses. Come in and have a good meal and talk with other veterans. We would love to see you all there! Address is 24 N Delaware St Butler Missouri!