Bates County Cattlemen cooking September 26th in Adrian!

The Bates County Cattlemen will be cooking at the Recycled Homestead Antique Store in Adrian on Saturday, September 26th. Cattlemen will be cooking between 10 am and 1 or the food runs out. On the grill  will be Ribeye’s  for 7 dollars, smoked Beef for 6 dollars and Hamburgers or Cheese Burgers for 5 dollars. All meals come with chips and a drink. That those famous Bates County Cattlemen’s dinners, for sale Saturday, September 26th at Recycled Homestead Antique Store in Adrian. Serving starts at 10 am until the food is gone.

Hometown Radio 92.1 and 1530 Serving you since 1962

With the closing of the Butler and Adrian Newspaper, the community is without readable news, in paper form.  92.1 Radio Station has been a daily news source for our 8 county area since 1962. This hometown radio station provides live news at 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. This news is complimented by readable news on the web from our www.921news.com site. All news received is posted to this site daily sometimes hourly and may be read at your convenience.

The 92.1 County news is also available through Facebook by searching for KMAM KMOE. 92.1 provides live information every day by the Disc Jockeys as they keep you informed of daily community events that are happening.

92.1 takes our business seriously and is dedicated to providing news, sports and weather to our audience. We encourage you to support this radio station. The license is for the city of Butler, but we provide news and event information for 8 counties that surround the tower.

FM 92.1 is on the air 24 hours a day- 7 days each week. The AM side, known as KMAM 1530 is allowed to be on the air from sunrise to sunset.

Our hope is that we can help fill in the gap and provide “ readable” news for those that can’t join us daily for our 9 am and 5 pm local news.

When you have News that needs to reach the public or need to purchase advertising for an event. Call the Sales Department of 92.1 and we will be honored to assist your need.

Butler Homecoming Parade Line-up/start time/ route

The Butler Homecoming Parade will line-up at 1:30 PM at the Butler HighSchool Parking Lot. The Parade will start promptly at 2 pm from the high school. The parade will travel down Nursery Street to Ohio Street and proceed to the Butler Square. The entries are asked to NOT throw candy this year. That’s the Butler Homecoming Parade Friday, September 25th. Game time is 7 pm at the Butler Sports Complex. This game will air from the studios of 92.1 and stream live on the web from www.921news.com

Charles Vincent Wehar, age 82

Funeral services for Charles “Sonny” Wehar will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Grace Fellowship Church in Worland, Missouri.  Visitation will be prior to services from 1 – 2 p.m. at the church.  Burial in Woodfin Cemetery, Foster, Missouri.  Contributions to Grace Fellowship Church or Woodfin Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Charles Vincent Wehar, age 82 of Hume, Missouri died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his home in Hume.  He was born September 13, 1938 to Louis and Mary Rosella Malis Wehar in Worland, Missouri.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Lavena Fay Wehar of Hume, Missouri; one son, John Slack and wife Deanna of Tuttle, Oklahoma; three daughters, Shelley Flood and husband Kim of North Bonneville, Washington, Charla Miller and husband Tim of Hume, Missouri and Tracie Carroll of Colorado; one brother, George Wehar and wife Connie of Hume, Missouri; one sister, Rosemary Eldred and husband Bill of Butler, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Jeff, Charla, Tim, Cori, Wylie, Daisy, Zane and Kelee; and three great-grandchildren, Gracie, Sam and Dominic.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Wehar; one sister, Margie Duffield; and one grandson, Luke Schuman.

Butler: Homecoming Football Game Admission Prices

Parade line-up at 1:30 PM Butler High School Parking Lot

Lot Parade will start promptly at 2 PM from the High School 
  

The Butler Bears take on the Lincoln Cardinals Friday night September 25th. Admission for local Butler games is set at the following prices. September 25th is Homecoming entries are asked to NOT throw candy at this year’s parade. The parade will travel by the Butler Elementary Grade School prior to hitting the Butler Square.

Adults – $4 

Students – $2 

Senior Citizens – 55 and older – Free 

For those that can’t attend the Homecoming games. It will be broadcast live from the www.921news.com website and heard live from the studios of 92.1 at 7:00 pm.

City of Butler Hiring

The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position of Utility Clerk. The starting probationary wage is $11.OO per hour with a pay adjustment after successful completion of a 90-day probationary period. Employer paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance are provided. The position is covered by MO LAGERS retirement system.

Successful candidates should have experience in clerical work, data processing, accounting, cash handling, answering phones and providing excellent customer service. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Having a background in accounting or business would be a preference. Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing are required. Interested applicants should send a resume and professional references to City of Butler, Missouri, ATTN: Barbara Scrogham, PO Box 420, Butler, MO 64730, or drop them off at City Hall, 22 West Ohio Street, Butler, MO 64730. The position is open until filled. The City of Butler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Amsterdam Jubilee September 26th

The Amsterdam Jubilee and The City of Amsterdam is proud to welcome you to their amazing little town.
On September the 26th they invite you to their  44th Annual Amsterdam Jubilee.
A family filled fun day.
They ask that in this era of Covid 19 uncertainty that you attend at your own risk and ask you to please adhere to the present CDC recommendations to keep you and your family safe.
We are all responsible for our own health. Your decision to attend is yours alone.
The Jubilee committee is taking measures to keep you and your family safe but ask that you do the same
See you on September the 26th for the 44th Annual Amsterdam Jubilee

Living Water Ranch Fall Festival

The annual Fall Festival at Living Water Ranch, Osceola, is scheduled for October 3 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. The festival is free to attend. A full concession stand will be available, no outside food or drinks, please. Activities will include zipline, archery, Forgers for Christ forging station, Wild Edible samples (cricket cookies anyone???), giant slide, petting zoo, pony rides, hayride, BB guns with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputies, and other activities. Come enjoy a beautiful day outdoors!! Address of the festival is Living Waters Ranch, 4520 SE 450 Road, Osceola, Missouri. Living Waters Ranch is a faith based, 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people in our rural area of Missouri.

Karen-Ann Mallatt, age 68 of Butler

Memorial services for Karen Mallatt will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Visitation will be prior to services from 1:30-2 p.m. Saturday at Schowengerdt Chapel.  Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Karen Ann Mallatt, age 68 of Butler, Missouri passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.  She was born February 16, 1952 to Aaron and Betty Jane Cooper Harper in Butler.

Karen is survived by her husband, John Mallatt of Butler, Missouri; three brothers, Keith Shobe and wife Teresa of Butler, Missouri, Gerald Shobe and wife Debra of Rich Hill, Missouri and Kenny Cooper of Butler, Missouri; two sisters, Etta Jack and husband Jamie of Kansas City, Missouri and Carla Besendorfer and husband Daniel of Butler, Missouri; an uncle, Walter Wright of Butler, Missouri; and other nephews, nieces, cousins and relatives.  She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter; and two brothers, Steven Hawkins and Danny Cooper.

Butler Library offers these services

Did you know that the Butler Public Library offers these services for the public:

Copier

Faxing

Scanning

Free job search

DVD Rental

Community Room Rental

They accept doantions of gently used books

Genealogy Magazines and News Papers

Books for Sale

Butler Bears Homecoming September 25th / No Candy Please during Parade

Parade line-up at 1:30 PM on Fulton Street and High School Parking Lot
Parade will start promptly at 2 PM from the High School 
  

The Butler Bears Homecoming is set for Friday, September 25th. The parade theme is “ The Bears are out of this World”. Parade entries will lineup at the Butler High School Parking Lot on Fulton Street at 1:30.

Parade officials are asking parade entries to  “NOT”  through candy. The event is subject to change and masks are highly recommended.

The Butler Bears will compete against the Lincoln Cardinals at 7:00 pm from the Butler Sports Complex on Nursery Street.

Update: Bates County Sinkhole South of Rich Hill

The following information is an excerpt from the report Bates County Commissioners received from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources/Missouri Geological Survey Environmental Assistance Unit regarding the sinkhole just south of Rich Hill.

“On August 24, 2020, a road collapse in Bates county was reported to the Missouri Geological Survey.  The collapse is located just south of Rich Hill on SW County road 10008.  A geologist with the Geological Survey Program (GSP) observed the site of the collapse on August 25th.  At the time of that site visit, the collapse was approximately 22 feet long, 17 feet wide, and approximately 8 feet in depth.  Based on site observations and collaboration with Land Reclamation Program Staff, the geologist concluded that the collapse was likely related to historic coal mining activities in the region.

In order to better assess the risk associated with this feature and the most appropriate remediation strategy, GSP staff performed electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) analyses at the site on September 3rd and 4th.  ERT measures the relative resistance of earth materials to a generated electrical current.  This technique allows staff to model the composition of the subsurface without invasive work such as excavating.

Interpretation of the ERT data did not reveal areas likely to be void space at depth.  Although it cannot be stated for certain, it is the professional opinion of GSP staff that factors other than open underground space are the cause of observed geophysical anomalies.  Based on this data, we do not recommend significant additional excavation before repairing the collapse.”

Molly Starkey, RG
Missouri Geological Survey
Environmental Assistance Unit

This story courtesy of Larry Hacker, Bates County Southern Commissioner

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MDC Reports that Deborah Flanigan of Chaffee Charged with Shooting a Cow Elk and Abandoning the Animal

CARTER COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that a Scott County woman has been charged with illegally shooting a cow elk in Carter County in November 2019 and abandoning the carcass with no meat or other parts of the animal taken.

Based on a lengthy investigation by conservation agents, which culminated in interviews with the suspect in late August, Deborah A. Flanigan, 50, of Chaffee has been charged with shooting a cow elk in a field at the end of M Highway in Carter County on Nov. 18, 2019 and abandoning the animal. MDC has issued citations to Flanigan for the illegal “take of a protected species (elk)” and “wanton waste or abandonment of wildlife or parts thereof commonly used for human consumption.” Both charges are misdemeanors.

The investigation began in November 2019 after MDC agents were informed of a dead cow elk in a field near the end of M Highway on National Park Service property. While investigating the incident, MDC agents took pictures and extracted two bullets from the carcass of the animal. The bullets were sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory for ballistic testing. Other evidence was also obtained from the scene.

“We are grateful to have made an arrest in this poaching incident,” said MDC Protection Chief Randy Doman. “Thanks to the diligence of our conservation agents, along with the assistance of our state and federal law enforcement partners, we were able to identify a suspect and close the case. We look forward to working with the Carter County Prosecuting Attorney to see this case through to completion.”

The case is one of six involving the illegal killing of elk that MDC has been investigating over the last several years. Each of the five remaining investigations is ongoing and MDC needs help from the public in apprehending and prosecuting those responsible.   

“The restoration of elk in Missouri is appreciated by many people, businesses, and organizations in the area,” Doman said. “A healthy, growing elk population brings significant economic, recreational, and cultural benefits to these communities. The senseless waste of people’s resources should not be tolerated.”

MDC asks that anyone with information regarding the other five previous instances of elk poaching report it to Operation Game Thief at 800-392-1111 or the MDC Ozark Regional Office in West Plains at (417) 256-7161. There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

At the time of the 2019 incident, there was no hunting season for elk in Missouri. MDC is offering Missourians the state’s first elk-hunting season in modern history starting this October with five permits granted through a lottery drawing for the limited season. Elk are a native species in Missouri but were hunted to extinction in the state through unregulated hunting during the late 1800s. With the help of numerous partners and supporters, MDC reintroduced about 100 elk to a remote area of the Missouri Ozarks in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Their numbers have grown to more than 200, and their range has expanded in recent years to cover portions of Carter, Reynolds, and Shannon counties. Learn more about elk in Missouri at nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/elk.

Brenda Nichols, 74, of Drexel Missouri

Brenda Nichols, 74 of Drexel, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).  Graveside services will follow at 11:00 am in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri.  Friends are welcome to attend, face masks are recommended, and social distancing should be observed.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Nichols family.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Brenda was born February 13, 1946 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to James and Nina Wright Pratt.  In the summer of 1961 she met her future husband, Jimmy Ray Nichols.  They were married on June 2, 1962 in Corcoran, California.  Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 58 years Jimmy Nichols, great-grandson Bentley, and by her brother Gary Worsham.  She is survived by her four children, son Allen Nichols of Grandview, MO., daughter Terri Corbin and husband Danny of Drexel, MO., son Keith Nichols of Harrisonville, MO., daughter Melissa Mariano and husband Michael of Drexel, MO., nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sister Sharon Mosley and husband Jerry of Shafter, CA., sister Beverly Gray of Tulare, CA.

Appleton City News

September 16, 2020

The A.C. Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for September 18 – 19. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall through noon on September 16. Permits to set up in the A.C. Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for a lawn permit and these prices cover both days. Park permits are also available at City Hall and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell’s True Value and Casey’s beginning Thursday afternoon. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations. If you have questions, please call Dianne Foster at 476-2390.

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on September 17 from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. at their office at 106. W. Fourth Street, Appleton City.   Please call 800-Red-Cross to schedule an appointment or go online at www.redcrossblood.org.  Enter WCMCAA to bring up the drive.  Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred. There will also be a Flu Shot Clinic on the same day as the blood drive, September 17 11:00 – 4:00.  For those without insurance the cost is $32.00 and they accept payment via:  Cash, check, PayPal, Venmo or cashapp, they will also accept the following insurance:  UHC, Aetna, Humana and Coventry along with BCBS of KC.

A message from Appleton City School District: “We wanted to give you an update on our current Covid situation as well as an update to our policies regarding safety procedures. We currently have one positive case in our district. All affected parties have been contacted and given instructions for self-isolation. Custodial staff will be doing targeted cleaning and disinfecting to prevent further spread. Saturday, the school board voted to require masks for all students in grade 6-12.  Beginning Tuesday, students will be required to wear a mask anytime they are in any district building. In certain situations where social distancing is possible, or when appropriate Covid divider screens are in place, masks may be removed at the teacher’s direction. Masks must display images and wording appropriate for school, the same as any other article of clothing worn to school.  At the recommendation of the county health department, neck gaiters and plastic face shields will not be deemed appropriate coverings.  The mask requirement may be waived for any student who provides a note from a physician stating that there is a medical reason that they cannot wear a mask. The school has a large supply of masks available to students if they need one. These masks will be in both offices as well as the nurse’s office. Please help us by supporting, encouraging and educating your student on the proper use of masks. While none of us enjoy wearing masks, by doing so, we will hopefully avoid future mass quarantines for students and teachers. Our goal is to keep kids in school! As always, if you have questions, please call any of the building offices. Thank you for your continued support of our students, our school and our mission to provide a high quality education to all of our students in a safe and caring environment. Thank you.”

Ellett Memorial Hospital is hosting a GIRLS DAY OUT on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.at the Hospital.  Please come join them for their 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Wellness & Awareness Day. Come receive your pre-registered annual mammogram by Diagnostic Imaging Center Mobile Coach and receive a special gift. There will be Breast Cancer speakers sharing their life stories, talking about genetics and facts of Breast Cancer. Door prizes awarded, fellowship, stories from survivors, caregivers and support will be shared. A light lunch served and treats to indulge. Vendors will be set up for your guilty pleasures and essential information available. If you or someone you know is a Breast Cancer survivor, please let them know who and how long, so that they may recognize them and celebrate. Stay connected to the Girls Day Out on the Hospital’s Facebook page event link (https://www.facebook.com/Ellett-Memorial-Hospital-155939294485962/) to receive more updates.  Uninsured women 40-49 that meet the guidelines can apply for funding of a mammogram through our “Show Me Healthy Women Program”.  Call EMH at

660-476-2111 and speak with April Loney or Julee Snyder for info or help scheduling a mammogram.

Hudson R-IX will be sponsoring an online Scholastic Book Fair September 16 – 29, 2020.  You can log in at www.scholastic.com/fair and search “Hudson”.  Hudson R-IX will receive a portion of the sales and all book-only purchases over $25.00 will ship free to your home! Christmas is just around the corner!

Correction to last week’s Little Apple: ACHS Homecoming activities are scheduled for October 2 against the Osceola Indians.

A Sesquicentennial Movie Under the Stars will be presented in Forest Park, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at dark (about 7:15).  The movie will be shown on a big screen. Remember the Drive-In movies? Bring own seating and snacks. Practice social distancing and masks are an added safety precaution. The committee responsible for this event is the AC Museum.  The movie will be a SQC History Documentary from before the town railroad tracks started being laid on September 10, 1870 to current history and will last 41 minutes.  It was written and produced by Jarrod Borland. A complete story of contents, resources, bio of Jarrod relating to Appleton City should be available in the AC Journal.  

Ellett Memorial PACE classes will begin again at the hospital on Monday, September 28, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  This program is a community–based, non-clinical group exercise program that is designed to help those who have joint and/or muscle problems achieve improved joint mobility, muscle strength and endurance in order to improve the performance of their daily activities.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sept 16-19     Hudson R-IX online Scholastic Book Fair

Sept 17    Blood Drive at West Central Community Action Agency 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sept 18-19     Citywide Garage Sales

Sept 26    Historical movie under the stars about 7:15 p.m. in Forrest Park

Sept 28     PACE classes begin at Ellett Memorial Hospital 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

The AC Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until September 24. The program’s purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a Friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you’ve wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the Library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you’ll have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first, and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special name plate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 – 5:00 and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The Sesquicentennial History book has been published is available at the AC Museum, which is open on Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m. until September.25. The book cost is $25 and $30 if mailed

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for September and October. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Sept 16 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy – Dr. Namin, Sept 23– Ortho – Dr. Gray, Sept 24– Rheumatology – Dr. Tay, Oct 1 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg,                Oct 2 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Oct 7- Upper GI, Colonoscopy Dr. Namin, Oct 8 – Podiatry, Dr. Dowell, Oct 8– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay,                         Oct 9– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Oct 14-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Oct 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Oct 22– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay,                          Oct 28– Ortho-Dr. Gray                                     

MU Extension regional livestock and agriculture business specialists have put together a three-night online cattle management workshop series to educate cattle producers on various management and financial strategies for optimum performance of their cattle operation. Management is key to profitability in a cattle operation. The workshop series will begin on September 22 at 7:00 p. m. with a discussion of general winter cattle feeding management.  Topics covered will include:  cattle nutritional management including grazing management and supplementation strategies 

forage testing and understanding a forage test, hay feeding strategies to reduce hay wastage, economics of hay versus grazing and using winter annuals to improve the grazing season and economics of cattle supplementation.  The second night of the workshop series will be September 29 at 7:00 p. m. with a discussion on winter cow-calf operation feeding management. Topics covered will include: feeding cows and calves through the winter, weaning calf management including creep feeding and proper weaning time, cow body condition score management, identifying and culling cows to improve the herd and economics of the operation, economics of weaned calves and economics of raising versus purchasing replacement heifers.  The final night of the workshop series will be October 6 at 7:00 p. m. with a discussion on winter stocker cattle operation feeding management.  Topics covered will include: nutritional and grazing management for optimum gain, supplementation strategies including discussion of hay and grain-based supplements as well as additives, preconditioning and vaccination programs, use of implant to improve performance and economics of retaining calves after weaning or direct sale. The workshops are free to the public but registration is required to attend the workshops.  You can sign up for each individual workshop or sign up for all three.  Registration to attend the workshops needs to be done at https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/online-cattle-management-workshop-series one day prior to the workshop that you plan to attend.  These workshops will be done on the ZOOM platform so once you register a ZOOM link will be provided so that you can attend the workshop. For any questions or issues related to registration contact Patrick Davis at [email protected] or by phone at (417) 955-0287.

The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 2000 by a local couple to benefit and carry out the purposes of Ellett Memorial Hospital.  The Foundation has played a major role in the Hospital’s recent renovation/expansion project.  The Foundation is a 501c3 organization and plays an important role in ensuring the future of the Hospital by providing an avenue for individuals, groups and corporations to lend their financial support through tax-deductible contributions. The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend an invitation to the community to assist with this project.  They would like to welcome all current and past members of the community and service area to make a donation to the Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation. Donations can be restricted or non-restricted for use as the donor identifies.  Recognition will be given for all contributions.  For further information, contact Julee Snyder, Ellett Memorial Hospital, 660-476-211.

The Henry County Democrat Club will host two free Saturday drive-up notary events for all voters who have received their mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot that requires a notarized signature.   The deadline to register to vote on-line or in-person is Wednesday, October 7, 2020. County residents can register to vote at the Henry County Clerk’s office (Courthouse – First Floor) during regular office hours. Registering on-line requires access to a (computer) tablet, mobile device, or other touchscreen device to electronically sign the registration form. The absentee and mail-in voting process begins Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  All mail-in ballots must be notarized before they can be mailed at a U.S. Post Office.  The free Henry County Democrat mail-in ballot notary events will be on the East Side of the Clinton Square outside the Switzer Law Office (136 S. Main, Clinton) Saturday, October 3 and 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Voters can choose to bring their mail-in ballot into the law office to be notarized but will also be greeted outside and can have their ballot notarized in their car. Voters must bring state or federally issued legal identification (such as a driver’s license or identification card). Face coverings are requested to ensure safety for the voters and the notaries.

“The Little Apple” was started 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.  Please email articles for “The Little Apple” to [email protected] by Tuesday evenings or bring them to Dr. Payton’s office to be included in that week’s edition.  To receive “The Little Apple” free by e-mail, send your e-mail address to [email protected] if you have changed your previous email address, you are asked to send the current address, so the list can be updated.

Bates County Health Center Free Covid Testing

FREE COVID-19 TESTING AT BATES COUNTY HEALTH CENTER

COVID-19 mass testing is open to any Missouri resident and will be held at the Butler Aquatics Center parking lot on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 7 AM – 12 PM.
Pre registration is highly recommended and may be done at health.mo.gov/communitytest

Hadley Scrogham of Butler

Hadley Scrogham of Butler, Missouri passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Butler Center. Funeral services are pending and will be announced later by the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555).

Renaissance Festival Update

Unfortunately, the 2020 Kansas City Renaissance Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. However, we are amidst planning an event like never before: a Drive-Thru Renaissance Festival experience! 

BONNER SPRINGS, KS, (September 15, 2020) – We promised you wouldn’t have to wait long to join us for a Turkey Leg! The first-ever Kansas City Renaissance Festival on Parade is a drive-through experience featuring over 20 of your favorite Festival foods. There will be exciting entertainment, featured artisans, and a chance to support Kansas City’s great Renaissance Tradition from the comfort and safety of your vehicle!

Join the Parade weekends of September 26th & 27th and October 3rd & 4th.This once-in-a-lifetime event will have a limited number of tickets sold. All tickets must be purchased online and will be sold for specific dates and arrival times. Each vehicle is $20 (sales tax included). Purchase your tickets early in order to reserve your preferred date and time. 

As a thank-you for attending the event, each vehicle will receive a goodie bag filled with surprises from sponsors and partners. 

This is a Parade! Vehicles will follow the same 1.5-mile, one-way leisurely route directly through the realm. Plan for a multi-hour experience on your exciting visit to the village with tasty treats, free fun, games, and activities including in vehicle games like Trivia, Festival-Find-it along the way! Indulge in your favorite Festival foods including: Turkey Legs, Chicken’n’Waffles, Corn Dogs, Kettle Corn, Pickles, Curly Fries and much more. Food purchases are not included in the vehicle ticket price. Food service will be conducted at vehicle windows following health and safety protocols. 

A full menu and pricing can be found at KCRenFest.com soon! Tickets go on sale at KCRenFest.com on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 10am! Tickets will be sold for specific days and arrival times. For additional information and frequently asked questions, visit our website or call us at 913-721-2110.We can’t wait to see you! Huzzah!

Be on the Lookout for This Stolen Truck

On 9/14/2020 the Bates County Sheriffs Office took a report of a stolen vehicle from the Foster Elevator.

The vehicle is a 1994 Dodge Ram that is black over grey. The truck has a roll bar with off road lights and a diamond plate tool box in the bed.

Attach you will find a picture of the truck. If you have information please contact the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232.

Annual Children’s Center Casino Night online 9/17-9/22

The Annual Children’s Center Casino Night makes a public service announcement. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Children’s Center has been unable to host the regular Casino Night and Mouse Races. Instead, they are changing the fundraising strategy.

They will be holding online silent auction. The auction will be held on 32auctions.com, a user-friendly platform for nonprofit auctions. It will begin at 8:00 am on September 17th and will include at 8:00 pm on September 22nd.

Join them for dinner, drinks, and closing bids as The Children’s Center Casino Night Auction has a “Watch Party” at the Pennell Restaurant on the Butler Square from 6:00 pm until 8:00pm on September 22nd. The Pennell is located at 102 west Ohio Street in Butler.

Visit 32auctions.com/butlerchildrenscenter, and log on to view the auction and place your bids on the selected items.

For more information contact Amy Kaelke at 660-227-6184.

Studio M of Butler Introduces Barber Besty to the Salon

Butler welcomes a Barber to town. Studio M Hair Salon introduces Betsy Haylord to their staff.

Betsy is a graduate of The Academy of Hair Cut Designs of Springfield in 2008 , working at several Barber shops in the Springfield area prior to her relocation to Butler.

Betsy has 2 children in the Butler R-V School System and resides in Butler.

Betsy is now employed by the Studio M Salon located on Orange Street just north of Butler. The salon

now offers Barber service to the community, Barber Betsy specializes in hot towel and facial shaves,

fades, outlines and haircuts for men, women and children.

Like any Barber Shop, walk-ins are welcome. Barber Betsy is on duty Thursday and Friday from 9 until 3  and Saturday hours are 9 until 1.

We welcome Betsy Haylord to our community.

Butler: Pre-notification of sensitive events/ booth rental/chili cook-off/ cinnamon roll contest.

Huckster’s Day for the city of Butler will be held on October 3rd. There are 3 events that need prior attention and preparation. Number one is for those wanting to reserve booth space, call Executive Director Barbara Lawrence for rental information. Number 2 is the Huckster’s Day Chili Cook Off.. no entry fee and prizes will be awarded in three categories. Number 3 is the Cinnamon Roll Contest.. no cash entry… 1 roll to be used for judging and a dozen that will be sold as the entry fee. The baby contest and talent contest need prior notification, that can be done the morning of Huckster’s Day. If you have any questions, contact Barbara Lawrence Executive Director of the Butler Chamber of Commerce. 660-464-1339.

Lowry City: Fun Time Farms to open September 25th

Lowry City is the main attraction for fall family oriented attractions during the Halloween season. The Fun Time Farms Corn Maze is the brainstorm of Kalberloh, family.

Jim Kalberloh is just one of 11 family member partners involved in the creation of this ten acre corn maze located in Lowry City.

Fun Time Farms Corn Maze is located north of Lowry City and is open week days for field trips and reservation groups and  week – ends for individual and group maze tours. Fun Time Farms, welcome the public, site seers and school field trips. The elementary education campaign, includes customized ag- in the classroom lesson plans. The agricultural passport integrates education into the Lowry City Fun Time Farms ten acre corn maze, the agricultural education helps guide students along the pathway of the corn maze and for the weak at heart. Corn maze assistants are on location to help you find your way out of the maze, should you get disoriented.

Clues and hints along the trail, lead you to the end of the 3 mile maze. The addition of a 40 foot slide and a viewing maze bridge that overlooks the entire field, the super pillow and corn box.

Fun Time Farms in Lowry City will be open September 25th   through October 31st  2020   . The Maze will be open  Friday evenings from 5 to 10 pm and Saturday’s hours from noon till 10 pm. Fun Time Farms will be open  Sunday afternoons from 1-6 . General  Admission is $10.00  dollars per person  and children under 3 years old are admitted free.  “ Sunday Admission Prices” all ages are admitted on Sunday for five dollars each.  Season passes are sold for $45.00 for the 2020 season.

For reservations, directions or more information call Jim Kalberloh at 660-351-2012 See them on the web at www.funtimefarms.net

Notification: Monthly Democrat Meeting

The Democrat monthly meeting will be held September 24th at 6:00 p.m. at the Jaycee Park in Butler. Those attending are asked to  ring a covered dish.  That’s the monthly Democrat meeting September 24th at the Jaycee Park in Butler .

Adrian Optimist Monday Night Bingo

Play Monday night bingo at the Adrian Optimist Club.  Doors open, Monday, September 21st at 5 and bingo starts at 7 pm.  Concessions are available on site with the kitchen serving great specials.  This week’s Hot Ball Jackpot is $950 with 4 hot balls, Blackout Jackpot is $2250.00 with 54 balls or less, King of Diamonds is $20,943 with a $10,472 take with only 2 cards remaining.  You must be 16 years old to play bingo.  The Adrian Optimist Building is located at 11092 NW County Road 41 in Adrian.  Monday night Bingo with the Adrian Optimist Club, Monday, September 21st.

One Man Injured in Rollover Accident on I-49

On 9/14/20 around 12:18pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff’s Deputies, Butler Fire Department and Bates County EMS responded to a semi truck rollover accident in the northbound lanes of I-49 at mile marker 127.2 south of Butler.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Sterling Dump truck driven by 50 year old Jeffrey D. Wolfe of Kansas City, Missouri struck the guardrail on the east side of the roadway, the truck traveled across both lanes and overturned into the median.

Mr. Wolfe sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler for treatment.

This story has been provided courtesy of Mid America Live

5th Annual Hanging for Kalee

The 5th Annual Hangin For Kalee is Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th at the Butler Saddle Club Arena.  Barrel racing, Breakaway and Team Roping and Open Breakaway.  This event is free to the public.  Contestants can contact Tracy Murray for information and questions, 660-200-6351.  Concessions will be available courtesy of Giving Fore Living.  If you would like to donate a dessert, again contact Tracy Murray.  For more information on the 5th Annual Hangin for Kalee, go to 921news.com.

Another Scam

FM-92 has received reports of a new scam going around.  The caller states they are with the Social Security Office and there has been some suspicious activity surrounding your social security number.  Therefore, they want to put a block on your SS#.  DO NOT give them your number, just hang up, this is a SCAM.  The Social Security Administration will not contact you this way.

Help Wanted with the City of Butler

The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position of Utility Clerk.  The starting probationary wage is $11.OO per hour with a pay adjustment after successful completion of a 90-day probationary period.  Employer paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance are provided.  The position is covered by MO LAGERS retirement system.  Successful candidates should have experience in clerical work, data processing, accounting, cash handling, answering phones and providing excellent customer service.  Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Having a background in accounting or business would be a preference.  Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing are required.  Interested applicants should send a resume and professional references to City of Butler, Missouri, ATTN: Barbara Scrogham, PO Box 420, Butler, MO 64730, or drop them off at City Hall, 22 West Ohio Street, Butler, MO 64730.  The position is open until filled.  The City of Butler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adrian Optimist Monday Night Bingo 9/14/20

Play Monday night bingo at the Adrian Optimist Club.  Doors open, Monday, September 14th at 5 and bingo starts at 7 pm.  Concessions are available on site with the kitchen serving great specials.  This week’s Hot Ball Jackpot is $800 with 3 hot balls, Blackout Jackpot is $2150.00 with 53 balls or less, King of Diamonds is $18,704 with a $9,352 take with only 3 cards remaining.  You must be 16 years old to play bingo.  The Adrian Optimist Building is located at 11092 NW County Road 41 in Adrian.  Monday night Bingo with the Adrian Optimist Club, Monday, September14th.

Butler Bear Friday Night Football

Congratulations go out to the Butler Bears on Friday night’s win against the Stockton Tigers. Friday night football with the Butler Bears and FM 92.1! FM 92.1 will be broadcasting live the Butler Bear football game, Friday, September 18th at 7 pm.  This week the Bears will take on the Cole Camp Bluebirds at home at the Butler Sports Complex.  If you are unable to make it to the game, tune-in to FM 92.1 for all the play-by-play action.  You can also listen on the web as we stream live, just go to www.921news.com and click on the listen live tab.  Butler Bears vs Cole Camp Bluebirds live on FM 92.1, Friday, September 18th.  GO BEARS!!  

Butler Cross Country Results

The cross country team traveled to Nevada on Friday, September 11 for the Cottey College Invite. There was a light rain the entire time which led to a soft course and some slightly slower times, but overall the runners did very well! A big congrats to Jarren Shouse and Avery Eldred for earning the first ever medals awarded to our JH program!!
This week we will travel to Drexel on Wednesday and Clinton on Saturday.

High School (5k)Boys28th – Carter Trumbore- 19:3589th – Kordell Craft – 23:19101st – Richard Walker – 24:58Girls17th – Korry Davis – 24:0951st – Brielle Campbell – 29:4456th – Jakaila Rolph – 32:58Junior High (2 mile)Boys8th – Jarren Shouse – 14:11 – MEDALEDGirls5th – Avery Eldred – 15:38 – MEDALED21st – Brooke Miller – 18:26

MU Beef Supplement Comparison Calculator

SEDALIA, Mo. – Last week, I wrote about differences in rate of gain and the importance of developing appropriate supplements when backgrounding weaned calves.  But just because one supplement mix is the most economical today doesn’t mean it will be the most economical in one or two months.  Perhaps some ingredients have changed price or are no longer available.

To help sort out changes in ingredient price or availability, MU Extension specialists have developed the MU Beef Supplement Comparison Calculator.  The MU Beef Supplement Comparison Calculator is an Excel based spreadsheet designed to compare cost and nutrient composition between two different beef cattle supplements.  It is not designed to be a ration balancing program, nor does it contain a multitude of feed ingredients.

The Comparison Calculator allows producers who are using by-product feed-based supplements to compare two supplement options based on various amounts of common grain by-product ingredients.  It is to be utilized after a supplement has been formulated to meet animal nutrient requirements based on nutrient analysis of the forages being utilized in a particular feeding regimen.

The spreadsheet calculates the percentage of crude protein, total digestible nutrients, net energy maintenance, net energy gain, calcium, phosphorus and rumen degradable protein in a supplement on an as-fed basis as well as the cost per ton of each supplement option.

The current feed ingredient list is comprised of the following feeds: distiller’s dried grains, corn gluten feed, soybean hulls, wheat midds, corn grain, and 44% and 48% crude protein soybean meal.  Additional ingredients may be added on request.

Users of the spreadsheet simply enter the price of each feed ingredient they have available and the pounds of each ingredient in the “Base Supplement Mix” section of the worksheet.  Then in the “Optional Supplement Mix” section of the worksheet, producers can enter various amounts of each of the listed ingredient options until they match the nutrient content of the base supplement.  A cost comparison of the two supplement options is calculated based on current ingredient prices.

The primary utility of the spreadsheet is to compare energy and protein content of the two supplement options.  Ca and P levels for each supplement are calculated, but producers will need to adjust these minerals on their own based on the mineral supplements they have available in their local market.

As feed ingredient prices change, this spreadsheet allows supplement adjustments to be quickly evaluated without re-balancing the entire ration.  For a copy of the MU Beef Supplement Comparison Calculator, contact me [email protected] or Dr. Eric Bailey at [email protected].  We will then e-mail you a copy of the spreadsheet.   

Disabled American Veterans Benefits and Meeting

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #67 Service Officer will be
at the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive Butler, Missouri Wednesday September
16,2020 from 10:00 AM t0 4:00 PM to assist veterans in applying for their
benefits. If you have any questions please called Darrel Rogers at
816-738-4536.   


The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #67 Butler, Missouri
invites all Disabled Veterans to attend their monthly meeting. The chapter meets the third Wednesday at 1:00 PM in the Bates County
Museum on Elks Drive. The next regular DAV meeting is September 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

U.S. Department of Labor Revises Regulations to Clarify Paid Leave Requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) today posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The revisions made by the new rule clarify workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the FFCRA’s paid leave provisions, in light of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in an Aug. 3, 2020, decision that found portions of the regulations invalid.

The revisions do the following:

–   Reaffirm and provide additional explanation for the requirement that employees may take FFCRA leave only if work would otherwise be available to them.

–   Reaffirm and provide additional explanation for the requirement that an employee have employer approval to take FFCRA leave intermittently.

–   Revise the definition of “healthcare provider” to include only employees who meet the definition of that term under the Family and Medical Leave Act regulations or who are employed to provide diagnostic services, preventative services, treatment services or other services that are integrated with and necessary to the provision of patient care which, if not provided, would adversely impact patient care.

–   Clarify that employees must provide required documentation supporting their need for FFCRA leave to their employers as soon as practicable.

–   Correct an inconsistency regarding when employees may be required to provide notice of a need to take expanded family and medical leave to their employers.

“As the economy continues to rebound, more businesses return to full capacity, and schools reopen, the need for clarity regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act paid leave provisions may be greater than ever,” said Wage and Hour Administrator Cheryl Stanton. “Today’s updates respond to this evolving situation and address some of the challenges the American workforce faces. Our continuing robust response to this pandemic balances support for workers and employers alike, and remains our priority.”

The Department issued its initial temporary rule implementing provisions under the FFCRA on April 1, 2020. Read the revisions to that temporary rule, which will become effective Sept. 16, 2020 in the Federal Register.

The FFCRA helps the U.S. combat and defeat the workplace effects of the coronavirus by giving tax credits to American businesses with fewer than 500 employees to provide employees with paid leave for certain reasons related to the coronavirus. Please visit WHD’s “Quick Benefits Tips” for information about how much leave workers may qualify to use, and the wages employers must pay. The law enables employers to provide paid leave reimbursed by tax credits, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus.

WHD continues to provide updated information on its website and through extensive outreach efforts to ensure that workers and employers have the information they need about the benefits and protections of the FFCRA. The agency also provides additional information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to the coronavirus and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and on job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic.

WHD’s mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation’s workforce. WHD enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the FLSA. WHD also enforces the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to Federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

9/11 Butler Bears Football

Tonight in Butler Bears Football

The Butler Bears take home another win. The Butler Bears took on the Stockton Tigers at Stockton.
Butler Bears 49
Stockton Tigers 7.

Next week, on September 18th the Butler Bears will Hit the field as they take on the Cole Camp Bluebirds at home at 7 pm.

City of Rich Hill Trash Collection Changes

The City of Rich Hill has contracted refuse service with BL & Sons Disposal, LLC beginning October 5, 2020. New rates are as follows:

Residential no cart – $20.25
Residential w/ cart – $21.25
Residential Outside no cart – $26.45
Residential Outside w/ cart – $28.45
Commercial no cart – $26.05
Commercial w/ cart – $28.05
Commercial Outside no cart – $32.25
Commercial Outside w/ cart – $34.25
Bulky Item Ticket – $10

The City of Rich Hill will continue to bill your refuse service. Friday Trash Collection will be moved to Tuesdays beginning October 6, 2020.

Any item placed with trash considered a bulky item (item that exceeds 40 pounds in weight and/or is larger than four feet by five feet) will not be collected without the purchase of a bulky item ticket from City Hall.

Failure to follow refuse ordinance will result in additional fees and/or cause your trash not to be collected. Per ordinance all trash is required to be bagged and placed in proper solid waste containers. If your trash is not placed in a solid waste container, one will be provided to you at an additional cost.

Additionally, there will be no fall clean up.

One time dumpsters are no longer available from the City of Rich Hill City Hall. For dumpster services, please contact BL & Sons at 417-395-4159.

VFW Post #4409 in Harrisonville Reopening

The VFW Post #4409 in Harrisonville will again be opening their doors September 16th at 5:30 pm.  This is the first time they have been open since COVID-19 shut them down this spring.  At this time, they are only able to be open on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30.  They do hope to open on a more regular basis soon but for now they look forward to seeing everyone at the VFW Post #4409 in Harrisonville, Wednesday, September 16th.

Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association Fall Swap Meet

The Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association Fall Swap Meet will be September 25th and 26th at Frontier Village in Adrian.  Gates open at 8 am each day and there is no admission fee.  Find antique and classic tractor parts, farm implements and equipment, books and manuals, check out the different vendor booths.  The Ladies Auxiliary will serve a great breakfast Saturday morning only starting at 6 am.  Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Fall Swap Meet, September 25th and 26th, Frontier Village in Adrian.

Enjoy a Missouri autumn with MDC’s fall color forecast

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri will continue to offer beautiful views for outdoor social distancing as the fall season gets underway. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers weekly online fall color updates from agency foresters all over the state at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor.

“The fall color report is a great resource for those wanting to enjoy the changing foliage,” said MDC Community Forester Ann Koenig. “It shows users where trees are beginning to turn and also suggests the best places to view the changing leaves.”

Generally, the changing of the leaves is predictable, but it can vary from year to year depending on the weather. Koenig explained that a windy fall or early hard freeze can dampen the fall color in trees due to the fact the leaves blow off the trees or freeze.

Chilly autumn nights are key to leaves changing color. Sugars produced by photosynthesis become trapped inside leaves. Those sugars are the building blocks for the rich red, yellow, orange, and purple pigments. Cooler nights cause the breakdown of green pigments, allowing the fall colors to show through.

Missouri trees first begin changing color in the northern part of the state, then move southward across the state. Sassafras, sumac, and Virginia creeper are some of the earliest to change in mid-September. In late September, black gum, bittersweet, and dogwood begin turning.

“Bright, cloudless autumn days are ideal for a good display of fall color,” Koenig noted. “And, as a general rule, I mark about the third week in October as a good time to be paying attention to fall color for Mid-Missouri. Colors are usually fading and leaves are falling by the end of the month.”

BEST VIEWS

Missouri’s fall color can be enjoyed from almost anywhere.

“MDC’s conservation areas or Missouri state parks offer great scenic views for the public to enjoy the changing leaves,” said Koenig.

The public can enjoy fall foliage through camping, driving tours, hiking, or even canoeing or floating. And fall color isn’t limited to trees. Prairies and roadsides display beautiful shades of gold, purple, olive, and auburn with autumn wildflowers, shrubs, and grasses. In cities and towns, enjoy places with mature trees, such as older neighborhoods, parks, and even cemeteries.

MDC’s weekly fall color update, available at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor, includes what kinds of trees are turning and suggestions on the best places to view them. The updates run September through November.

Museum Minute: Sheet Metal Workers of the past… The Tinner Men

According to a 1910 publication promoting progress and prosperity in Butler, two ‘Tinners’ had businesses on the square.  A talented Tinner man could fabricate most anything and their services were in great demand.  There were even traveling tinners who made and sold their wares while moving from village to village and farm to farm.  Butler having two tin shops 110 years ago was certainly a sign of prosperity.

Ray Tyler, The Tinner (And That Ain’t All), is the proprietor of the tin shop located at 214 N. Main St.  He has been established here since 1907, and his shop is headquarters for work to be done in roofing, guttering, cornice work, tank building and bicycle and auto repairing.  Mr. Tyler was born in Butler and received his education here.   He is a highly valued member of the Elks.

Hayden Ray has worked at his trade for fifteen years, meeting with many difficulties but by constant work and perseverance, he overcame them.  These years of activity has resulted in the establishment of his tin shop at 5 West Dakota Street, where he is equipped to do all sorts of tin work, guttering, roofing, etc.  Mr. Ray was born in Missouri in 1870 and was educated in his native state. 

One photo is of Hayden Ray standing outside his tin shop.  The second photo shows a pair of huge tin-cutters donated to the Museum by the late Jim Ray, who was also the grandson of Hayden Ray.  Also pictured is a hand-fabricated tin oil can donated by William Dudley.  Both artifacts are on permanent display at the Museum.

This Museum Minute is Courtesy of Mid America Live

Care Connection celebrates Senior Center Month

Care Connection’s 22 locations are celebrating Senior Center Month in September as we continue provide essential services while keeping a safe distance.

 The national celebration theme for the month is “Senior Centers: Delivering Vital Connections,” and the area agency on aging continues to do just that in the 26th week of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since mid-March, staff members in all our 13 West Central Missouri counties have prepared and delivered meals, made telephone wellness calls, and creatively connected older adults to activities, exercise and each other through the internet and telephone.

 “We haven’t been able to open our centers for in-person services – yet – but we have every intention of doing so when local and national health officials indicate that it’s safe for older adults to meet for extended periods of time indoors,” said Care Connection Executive Director Diana Hoemann. “No one misses the fellowship and friendships we have forged with older adults in our communities any more than our center staff members do. However, we must remain closed amid increasing COVID-19 numbers in all our 13 counties and under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control.”

The 60-and-older group that Care Connection serves has been identified as the most likely to suffer lastly ill effects from the COVID-19 virus, prompting the agency to proceed cautiously.

“Meanwhile, we have worked hard to connect with adults 60 and older,” Hoemann said. “Most of our centers provide curbside meals for those who want to pick them up as well as frozen and hot lunches delivered to people’s homes.”

The theme of Senior Center Month highlights how Care Connection is delivering vital connections to support older adults aging well.

Preventing social isolation is vital and a core senior center mission. While the delivery methods have changed during the pandemic, centers have succeeded in continuing to provide knowledge, programming, and resources.

Care Connection is proud of the way in which our team members have answered the call.

The key words for the month are Mind, Body, Spirit, Community, and here is how we are addressing these:

Mind: Our Cabin Fever Cures is a weekly newsletter offer brain health games, word finds, numbers puzzles and more. We also offer online courses meant to enhance the mind. We have expanded online courses to include support groups and activities to keep your mind strong.

Body: Our virtual classes on Tai Chi, Exercise with Bobbie and Walk with Ease all aim to keep the body busy. These are offered free to the participants.

Spirit: Our telephone reassurance is aimed at lifting spirits. Regular phone calls aim to keep older adults connected to services, information and a friendly voice.

Community: We are continuing to create a virtual community where we can connect with our participants to keep them in touch until we can safely meet again. We are partnering with libraries, extension offices and others tor reach out virtually to older adults and caregivers.

To find out more about the center’s meals, care management or online offerings, call one of the numbers below. To register online for one of our Learning Connection sessions, visit www.goaging.org and click on the news and events tab.

Care Connection, a non-profit area agency on aging, serves 13 west Central Missouri counties with a mission to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. The vision is that the people we serve will live with maximum independence, respect and dignity. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826.
Our locations:

Central Office, Warrensburg, 1-800-748-7826

BATES COUNTY:

Butler Senior Center, Butler, 660-679-5830

BENTON COUNTY:

Cole Camp Senior Center, Cole Camp, 660-668-2352

Warsaw Senior Center/Harbor Village, Warsaw, 660-438-3300

CARROLL COUNTY:

Carroll County Care Connection, Carrollton, 660-542-0399

CEDAR COUNTY:

El Dorado Springs Senior Center, El Dorado Springs, 417-876-5574

Korth Center, Stockton, 417-276-5306

CHARITON COUNTY:

Brunswick Senior Center, Brunswick, 660-548-3010

Salisbury Senior Center, Salisbury, 660-388-5431

HENRY COUNTY:
Clinton Senior Center, Clinton, 660-885-3482

Windsor Senior Center, Windsor, 660-647-3224

HICKORY COUNTY:
McCarty Senior Center, Wheatland, 417-282-6100

JOHNSON COUNTY:
 Holden Senior Center, Holden, 816-732-5757
 Warrensburg Senior Center, Warrensburg, 660-747-2624

LAFAYETTE COUNTY:

Concordia Senior Center, Concordia, 660-463-7393

 Higginsville Senior Center, Higginsville, 660-584-7040

Margaret Gray Center, Lexington, 660-259-2025

Odessa Senior Center, 816-633-4161

PETTIS COUNTY:

Sedalia Senior Center, Sedalia 660-826-0713

SALINE COUNTY:

Marshall Senior Center, Marshall, 660-886-9888

ST. CLAIR COUNTY:

Rivers Crossing Life Center, Osceola, 417-646-8292

VERNON COUNTY:
Neal Center,  Nevada, 417-667-5847

BCHM Reunion October 6th

A reunion is planned for anyone that has ever been employed at Bates County Memorial Hospital… from Candy Stripers to CEO’s.

It’s all for fun and reminiscing of the, “ Good Ole Days” at Bates County Memorial Hospital. Past and present employees are encouraged to bring pictures and memorabilia to share with the group.

The Bates County Memorial Hospital employee reunion will meet at the Flaming Lantern Restaurant, in the meeting room on Tuesday, October 6th  at 11:00 am.

This is a yearly event, held in October. The Dinner will be served from the Flaming Lantern Menu and everyone will go “ Dutch”.

You may RSVP by contacting Susie French 660-679-5193 or Betty Irwin 660-679-4420. You do not have to RSVP to attend the yearly Bates County Memorial Hospital Past and Present Employee Reunion to be held October, 6th at 11:am at the Flaming Lantern Restaurant in Butler.  

Adrian News Leader reports Sports News

After an opening week letdown many questions lingered about this years Blackhawks football team.   It is well known they are loaded with talent but were they ready to be starters and make this team their own?  Did they have leaders ready to step up?  Could they regroup after a loss and take it out on the next team?Those questions were answered with a definitive YES last Friday night at the George Bruto Athletic Complex.  Adrian hosted Lighthouse Christian Academy on Senior Night which was moved up to the first home game because of uncertainty of a full season due to the COVID-19 virus.  The team had spent the whole week addressing deficiencies from their first game against Butler.    The Blackhawks quickly relieved all apprehensions the fans may have had jumping all over the Chargers with a barrage of touchdowns in the first quarter.  Lighthouse Christian is known for throwing the ball 90% of the time but it was Adrian who struck early and often through the air.  Colton Bass hit Grant Stacey on a pair of touchdowns (20 & 60 yds) had the Chargers shell shocked.   Adrian added to it when Gage Harris blocked a punt leading to a touchdown recovery by Jence Griffith.  Adrian led 20-0 at the end of the first quarter.Lighthouse was able to score touchdowns in each of the remaining quarters and stalled a long Adrian drive at the one yard line to make it a close game.   Hunter Bailey’s 11 yard touchdown run in the third quarter game Adrian some breathing room and the final point spread in the game. Adrian flashing some offense was great to see this week.  The team had 400 yards  of total offense with 298 of it on the ground.  Strong running by Korbin Kisner and the speed and elusive running by freshman Hunter Bailey was impressive to watch.  What was equally impressive was a defensive goal line stand late in the game.  Lighthouse Christian had six attempts inside the one yard line and failed to score, even losing yardage on the final attempt.  If Adrian falters at all the Chargers would have tied the game and taken the lead had they converted the extra point.  The Blackhawks defense stepped up big time on the final drive of the game with an Andrew Bruno-Willis strip sack fumble near midfield recovered by Case Doody.   The roar from the crowd with that play was the loudest the crowd has been in recent memory.  Adrian ran two plays from the victory formation to close out the thrilling 26-20 ballgame.  
The victory helped relieve apprehensions about this team.  It is now clear the starters have made this team their own and have taken charge over the outcome over tough opponents. Now we will see if the Blackhawks can build off this victory and keep the good vibe going against the Knob Noster Panthers.  Knob Noster is a class two school coming off a 49-0 beating  by Blair Oaks.  They will be looking to take their frustrations out on their opponent and Adrian will have to play well again to get the victory.    
Coach’s Comments:
This was a big win for us tonight. After losing a close one last week, we challenged the kids all week in practice, and they really responded. Our team leaders took over and practices were really crisp all week. It all culminated into a pretty well played game for us. Lighthouse is going to win a lot of games they year. They are a good team. Offensively, I thought we moved the ball well at times. We held the ball almost the entire second quarter. However, we can’t get stopped at the 1 yd line like we did. They way you have to beat a good offense is to control the ball. The less chances they have to score, the better. I’m not sure we’ve seen a better passing team than Lighthouse in the last several years. Our pass defense has to improve, but Lighthouse can really pass the ball. They made some incredible plays. We told the kids all week that Lighthouse was going to have some success offensively, but we had to limit that success. I think we did that. Offensively, we had almost 400 total yards with 298 of that coming on the ground. It was a big improvement from last year. There were too many key plays to name them all, but we played well. It was just a good win for us. Next week we have Knob Noster coming to town, and they are also a good team. We will have to play well again. I think the kids will be up for the challenge, though.-Matt Cochran

Huckster’s Day events that need prep time: Booth and Vendor Rental, Chili Cook-off and Cinnamon Roll Contest

The annual Huckster’s Day event is set for October 3rd on the Butler Square. The event is hosted by the Butler Chamber of Commerce. There are 3 events on the agenda that will need prep time . 1st , craft booths and vendors need to notify the chamber for booth space in advance . 2nd, Those participating in the chili cook off will not be charged an entry fee.. prizes will be awarded in three categories. 3rd, the cinnamon roll contest has no cash  entry fee, 13 rolls will be baked, with one for taste testing and the other dozen will be sold as the entry fee cost. There will be  a baby contest and a talent contest during Huckster’s day and those entering these events  will need to register at the Butler Chamber booth on the square. Contact Barbara Lawrence Executive Director by calling 660-464-1339 for more information.

Nevada Regional Medical Clinic Donates Pharmacy Hood to NHS

NRMC Donates Pharmacy Hood to NHS

Upon completion the cleanroom suite for compounding intravenous ad mixtures, Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) donated its Mobile Isolation Chamber (MIC), commonly referred to as an IV hood, to Nevada High School (NHS) for use in chemistry science labs.

The U.S. Pharmacopeia, which governs the standards for U.S. pharmacies, recently finalized changes for compounding hazardous materials. This update necessitated the special construction of a cleanroom suite and purchase of two new hoods for the pharmacy at NRMC.

When Michelle Branham, science teacher at NHS, learned of the hospital’s cleanroom project, she reached out the hospital about the potential for purchase of the MIC, but NRMC was happy to donate the equipment. Branham says the new chamber will provide a hood that the school previously has not had access to.

“Students will be able to conduct experiments they have not been able to do before,” said Branham. “We are very grateful for this opportunity.”

The MIC is fabricated from stainless steel and engineered plastics. This solid barrier will give an upgrade to NHS chemistry lab experience without the expense of constructing a special work zone. Using the MIC, students will be able to conduct experiments safely, without the need for personal protective equipment such as gowns and goggles. Chemical and shatter resistant plastics provide a clear view of the entire workspace, and sleeves and gloves will allow students to access, withdraw, and re-access the workstation without compromising the environment.

“We are always pleased to support the school and education of our youth in any way that we can,” says Jodee Mashek, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy at Nevada Regional Medical Clinic . “We hope the MIC will enhance the high school chemistry program and provide a unique learning experience.”

Fall Citywide Cleanup in Butler

Week of September 14th – September 18th, 2020
All houses north of Ft. Scott Street

Week of September 21st – September 25th , 2020
All houses south of Ft. Scott Street

The City of Butler, in cooperation with Bates County Disposal, will be conducting this citywide clean up for residential properties.

BATES COUNTY DISPOSAL will pick up old furniture, appliances, paint, batteries and miscellaneous junk. Your clean-up items or trash should be separated from your regular weekly trash but should still be at the curbside. This service is for residential properties only and there is a one pickup load limit per household. They will NOT pick up tires or construction/building materials such as lumber, plywood or shingles. Households with larger amounts must make special arrangements with Bates County Disposal by calling 679-7604.

THE CITY OF BUTLER will pick up your normal yard waste of brush and limbs no larger than 6” in diameter. These must be placed at the curb and separate from the trash pickup for Bates County Disposal. Leaves must be bagged in City of Butler leaf bags in order to be collected. There is also a one pickup load limit of brush items per household.

Items not picked up must be removed from the curb immediately.

PLEASE have your trash or brush ready at curbside by 6:00 a.m. on Monday of your clean-up week. They will not make return trips after they have completed a street. This is a free service provided by the City in the spring and fall of each year. Residents are reminded not to place trash at the curb more than one week in advance or you will be subject to code enforcement action.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

News from City of Archie: Water Service Back On Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020

Date: Sep 09, 2020

The Archie water service is back on! The city of Archie will be calling for a precautionary water boil advisory until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and patience. That’s a precautionary water boil advisory until further notice.

Amsterdam September 2nd Saturday Event

Saturday, September 12th is the monthly Amsterdam 2nd Saturday event.  From 7-3 the public is invited to Main Street in Amsterdam to eat, shop, and play the local businesses and vendors.  Food, craft, knick-knack, or garage sale vendors, anyone who wants to sell anything is welcome to set up a booth at no charge.  From candy corn to steaks, new, used, and upcycled items, antiques, home décor and crafts, you will find a little bit of everything.  This event is free to the public and free to those who wish to set up a booth and sell their wares.  Local businesses will be open for your shopping and dining pleasure.  There will also be a Grand Opening event for the new Farm Market.  It all takes place on Main Street.  The  Amsterdam 2nd Saturday event this Saturday, September 12th.

Appleton City Girls Day Out

Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City is hosting a GIRLS DAY OUT on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.at the Hospital.  Please come join them for their 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Wellness & Awareness Day.

 Come receive your pre-registered annual mammogram by Diagnostic Imaging Center Mobile Coach and receive a special gift. There will be Breast Cancer speakers sharing their life stories, talking about genetics and facts of Breast Cancer. Door prizes awarded, fellowship, stories from survivors, caregivers and support will be shared.

A light lunch served and treats to indulge. Vendors will be set up for your guilty pleasures and essential information available. If you or someone you know is a Breast Cancer survivor, please let them know who and how long, so that they may recognize them and celebrate.

Uninsured women 40-49 that meet the guidelines can apply for funding of a mammogram through our “Show Me Healthy Women Program”.  Call EMH at660-476-2111 and speak with April Looney or Julee Snyder for info or help scheduling a mammogram.

Appleton City Blood Drive

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on September 17 from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. at their office at 106. W. Fourth Street, Appleton City.

Call 800-Red-Cross to schedule an appointment or go online at www.redcrossblood.org.  Enter WCMCAA to bring up the drive.  Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred.

There will also be a Flu Shot Clinic on the same day as the blood drive, September 17 11:00 – 4:00.  For those without insurance the cost is $32.00 and they accept payment via:  Cash, check, PayPal, Venmo or cashapp, they will also accept the following insurance:  UHC, Aetna, Humana and Coventry along with BCBS of KC. That’s the West Central Appleton city blood drive September 17th.

Appleton City Sesguicentennial.

During the  Sesquicentennial, 150 year founding of Appleton City, a Historical Roadside Sign will be installed at the home site of William Prier the original owner of the entire town’s 520 acres. The Dedication ceremony at 315 W 6th Street will start at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2020. This is the highest point in St. Clair County. It is where the historic wishing well foundation is located in the side yard of the First Christian Church Parsonage. You are invited to hear the story of this historic location. The ceremony will be followed at 6:00 p.m. by an Ice Cream Social in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall. RSVP if you plan to enjoy ice cream by calling Pat at 660-492-0723.

The first Sesquicentennial Event will be held 150 years after the day the Railroad crew started laying the tracks through Appleton City on September 10, 1870.  Postmaster Dewey McQinn has just received approval for the cancellation that will be done at the Depot September 10, 2020 from 12:00-2:00. A ceremony will be held at 12:01 p.m.  Bring an item to be cancelled during that time. Stamps will be available for sale as well as a picture postcard of the Depot. A Depot postcard with a stamp may be purchased for $1.00.  Out-of-towners may send an item for cancellation and a return stamped self-addressed envelope mailed to USPS, 119 W.4th St. ACMO, 64724.  It makes a great souvenir for years to come. Other souvenirs will be available for sale that day.

Appleton City Landmarks will serve a Taco Salad Lunch on Thursday September 10, 11:00 to 1:00 at the M.K.T. Depot. The lunch will be carryout only and consist of a large taco salad with topping of your choice, homemade cake and drink for a donation of $7.00.  All funds will be used for upkeep of the Depot and Museum grounds.  Join them for the first 150th celebration of the beginning of the railroad in Appleton City.

Donate with Red Cross to help ensure a diverse blood supply

COLUMBIA,Mo. (Sept. 9, 2020)–The American Red Cross needs people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a blood supply as diverse as the patients who depend on it.

For a small percentage of the population, finding someone else with the same blood type can be difficult. While the vast majority of people have types A, B, O or AB blood, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of a diverse patient population. Patients who require frequent blood transfusions as part of their treatment, like those with sickle cell disease or other lifelong blood disorders, often need close blood type matches to prevent complications from their transfusion therapy.

All blood types are needed to ensure that the right blood product is available at the right time for all patients.

Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Blood drives are also essential in helping ensure blood is available for patients this winter. To learn more and sign up to host a blood drive this fall or winter, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive

Important COVID-19 information for donors

The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Red Cross antibody tests will be helpful to identify individuals who have COVID-19 antibodies and may qualify to be convalescent plasma donors. Convalescent plasma is a type of blood donation collected from COVID-19 survivors that have antibodies that may help patients who are actively fighting the virus. Donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or the donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test. To protect the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, it is important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.  

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Sept. 16-30

Audrain

Mexico

9/28/2020: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Church of God Holiness, 1215 West Boulevard

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Benton

Warsaw

9/21/2020: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 154 W. Washington St.

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Boone

Columbia

9/16/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/17/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/18/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/18/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boone Hospital Center, 1600 E Broadway

9/19/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/20/2020: 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/21/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/22/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/22/2020: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Dr

9/23/2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Columbia Public Library, 100 West Broadway

9/23/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/23/2020: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4708 Highlands Pkwy

9/24/2020: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bass Pro Shop, 3101 Bass Pro Drive

9/24/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/25/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/25/2020: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Eurofins, 4780 Discovery Drive

9/25/2020: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, 1600 East Rollins, Adams Conference Center

9/26/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/27/2020: 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/28/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/29/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

9/30/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 1511 S. Providence Rd.

Sturgeon

9/23/2020: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sturgeon High School, 24350 N. Fairgrounds

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Callaway

Auxvasse

9/25/2020: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grand Prairie Baptist Church, 104 N. Main

Fulton

9/28/2020: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Fulton Middle School, 403 E. 10th St.

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Cass

Harrisonville

9/24/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Parkway

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Cole

Jefferson City

9/16/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/16/2020: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 Monroe Street

9/18/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/19/2020: 8:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/20/2020: 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/21/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/22/2020: 8:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/23/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/25/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/26/2020: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/27/2020: 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/28/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/29/2020: 8:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

9/30/2020: 11:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m., Jefferson City Blood Donation Center, 3230 Emerald Lane

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Cooper

Boonville

9/17/2020: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Boonville Fire Department, 500 Bingham Road

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Henry

Clinton

9/24/2020: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1531 N Vansant Rd

9/25/2020: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1531 N Vansant Rd

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Jackson

Blue Springs

9/18/2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hughes Defense, 1008 W Main St

Independence

9/24/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jackson Eastern County Truman Historic Courthouse, 128 W Maple Ave

9/29/2020: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sterling Pharmacy, 19321 E US Hwy 40 suite P,

Kansas City

9/16/2020: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Avila University, 11901 Wornall Rd

9/29/2020: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City, 6601 Winchester

9/30/2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City, 6601 Winchester

Lees Summit

9/23/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Community Choice Pediatrics, 1425 NW Blue Parkway

9/29/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Summit Ridge Medical Plaza, 600 MW Murray Rd

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Maries

Belle

9/28/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Belle High School, 504 W Third

Vienna

9/23/2020: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Vienna High School, 300 4th Street

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Morgan

Laurie

9/24/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Elks Laurie, 174 Elks Ln.

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Osage

Chamois

9/28/2020: 1:45 p.m. – 7 p.m., St John United Church of Christ, 407 Vine

Linn

9/17/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., State Technical College of Missouri, 1 Technology Drive

Meta

9/22/2020: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Citizens Civic League, 301 Olive Street

Westphalia

9/17/2020: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., St Joseph Catholic School, 125 E Main Street

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Pettis

Sedalia

9/16/2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Central Bank of Sedalia, 403 W. Broadway

9/30/2020: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Brian’s Gym, 1020 Thompson Blvd

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Phelps

Saint James

9/28/2020: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hutcheson Ford, 308 North Outer Road

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Pulaski

Saint Robert

9/21/2020: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive

Waynesville

9/29/2020: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Waynesville United Methodist Church, 301 T Hwy

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Randolph

Moberly

9/25/2020: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sam’s Health Mart Pharmacies 1 Moberly, 300 N. Morley

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Saline

Marshall

9/22/2020: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 225 E Arrow St

Nelson

9/18/2020: 2:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Nelson Lions Club, 206 Marshall Street

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Camden

Osage Beach

9/29/2020: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Culver’s Restaurant, 5785 US 54

9/30/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lowe’s Osage Beach, 950 MO-42

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Dade

Lockwood

9/28/2020: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Legion, 710 Locust

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Saint Clair

Appleton City

9/17/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, 106 West 4th Street

How to donate blood 

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App. 

About the American Red Cross 

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Rich Hill Volleyball September 10th

Rich Hill High School volleyball will travel to McAuley Catholic in Joplin on Thursday, 9/10. Varsity will play first at 6:00 pm, followed by JV. Please take note of the following guidelines that will be in place.

All spectators (6 & up) must wear a face mask at all times.
Occupancy will be limited to the first 250 in attendance.
Spectators should sit with their family members only.
A concession stand will be available.

2 Vehicle Accident on I-49 Tuesday Evening, 9/8

On 9/8/20 around 6:30pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Adrian Fire Department Crews and Bates County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of I-49 near mile marker 145.5 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the both vehicle were traveling southbound when the 2005 Subaru Legacy driven by 51 year old Kevin L. Weaver of Kansas City, Kansas merged into the right line and struck the 2020 International Harvester Cargo Van driven by 55 year old Thomas M. Schram of Louisville, Nebraska.

Mr. Weaver sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was evaluated by EMS and will seek his own treatment.

This story is courtesy of Mid America Live

Curtis and Sons Real Estate and Personal Property Auction Saturday, September 12th, Butler

Curtis and Sons Realty will be holding an Estate and Personal Property auction for Barbara Murray Saturday, September 12th, 10 am at 2659 CR 2001, Butler.  3 bedroom/2 bath home, 2014 Toyota Tacoma Single Cab Pickup, furniture, antiques, tools, appliances, and lots more.  The Feedlot Canteen will be on site.  Real estate sells at noon.  Barbara Murray Estate Auction, Saturday, September 12th.  For pictures and a sale bill go to curtisandsonsrealty.com.

9/11 Silent Procession Ceremony in Adrian

Bates County Veterans, the Military and all branches of Emergency Responders will participate in the nine eleven Silent Procession Ceremony to be held in Adrian on September 11th.

The event is open to the public and hosted by the Adrian Fire Department.  Adrian Fire chief, Gary Disney, invites all Law Enforcement Officers, Local Fire Departments, all Veterans and all branches of the Military and Emergency responders to attend this Silent Procession Patriotic Ceremony Tuesday September 11th.

This year, the procession will leave from Clark Street in Adrian on Friday. Those participating should line up by 6:00 pm  with the Ceremony to leave for Main Street by 6:30 PM. The Ceremony will travel through the Adrian Manor Nursing Home parking lot to Main Street.  This year, after the procession, there will be a small memorial ceremony at half-time of the Adrian Blackhawk Football game.

Butler School Surplus Property

The Butler R-V School District will be accepting bids for surplus property listed on the district website: butlerr5.org (see “Our District” tab for link to “Surplus Equipment”) until Friday, September 25, 2020.  Please send bids for Athletic Electronic Equipment to Jake Duvall, Athletic Director, [email protected], 420 S. Fulton St., Butler, MO  64730. Please send bids for MIsc. Elementary Surplus Property to Dr. Calee McElwain, Curriculum Director, [email protected], 420 S. Fulton St., Butler, MO  64730. 

Adrian Optimist Monday Night Bingo

Play Monday night bingo at the Adrian Optimist Club.  Doors open, Monday, September 14th at 5 and bingo starts at 7 pm.  Concessions are available on site with the kitchen serving great specials.  This week’s Hot Ball Jackpot is $800 with 3 hot balls, Blackout Jackpot is $2150.00 with 53 balls or less, King of Diamonds is $18,704 with a $9,352 take with only 3 cards remaining.  You must be 16 years old to play bingo.  The Adrian Optimist Building is located at 11092 NW County Road 41 in Adrian.  Monday night Bingo with the Adrian Optimist Club, Monday, September14th.

Butler Rodeo, September 11th and 12th

Double B Rough Stock presents the Butler Rodeo at the Bates County Fairground Arena, Friday and Saturday, September 11th and 12th at 7 pm nightly.  Ranch, PeeWee, Jr, and Open Broncs.  PeeWee, Jr and Open Bulls, all divisions of Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin, Calf Riding, and more.  Tickets are, adults 12 and over $10.00, kids 6-11 are $5.00, 5 and under are free.  Butler Rodeo, 7 pm, September 11th and 12th at the Bates County Fairground Arena.

Cass County Accident

On September 7th at approximately 7:23 pm, Cass County resident Aryn Nelson, 21, of Clinton was involved in an accident when the vehicle she was driving was hit in the rear by another vehicle.  Nelson was traveling Southbound on MO-7 at Creighton when her 2013 Chevy Spark was struck in the rear corner as she changed lanes.  Nelson lost control of the vehicle as it traveled off the roadway and overturned in the median where it came to a rest.  The driver of the other vehicle, who was not identified, stopped briefly but left the scene before law enforcement arrived.  Nelson received minor injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton.  Her vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by J’s Southland Tow.

CAPITOL REPORT: REPRESENTATIVE PATRICIA PIKE Special Session to Address Violent Crime Continues

Dear Citizens:  The Missouri General Assembly is continuing its work in a special session called by the governor to address the growing problem of violent crime. After many hours of debate, the Missouri Senate gave final approval to two House bills, and sent three more back to the House of Representatives with changes.

The two bills truly agreed by the Senate are now on their way to Gov. Parson to be signed into law.

·         HB 66 is meant to strengthen efforts to protect witnesses so they can provide key testimony that will put violent criminals behind bars. It creates the Pretrial Witness Protection Services Fund, which will allow the Department of Public Safety to disburse money to law enforcement agencies for the purposes of providing for the security of witnesses, potential witnesses, and their immediate families in criminal proceedings or investigations. The funds are subject to appropriations from the General Assembly.

·         HB 46 is designed to help the City of St. Louis to fill the more than 140 open positions it currently has on its police force. The bill would eliminate the residency requirement for St. Louis law enforcement so long as the officer lives within an hour of the city. This proposal would also prohibit requiring any public safety employee for the city of St. Louis to be a resident of the City. The elimination of the existing residency requirement would last until September 1, 2023. Supporters say the bill is needed to put more “boots on the ground” to help the city address its rising homicide rate.

The bills changed by the Senate now must return to the House for additional consideration. House members will have the option to approve the changes and send them on to the governor for his approval, or they could opt to send the bills to conference where the two chambers would work out any differences they have on the issues.

·         HB 2 would allow certain witness statements to be admissible in court that would otherwise not be allowed under current statute. In effect, the bill would ensure a witness is able to submit testimony in situations where the defendant has engaged in wrongdoing with the purpose of causing the unavailability of the witness.

The Senate added language to the bill that would give the attorney general the authority to prosecute for the offenses of first and second degree murder in St. Louis City. The provision would allow the attorney general’s office to act if the city’s chief law enforcement officer requested an intervention; if more than 90 days have passed since the alleged crime; or if a “complaint, information, or indictment” has “not been filed or has been filed and dismissed.”  The change was added to the special session call issued by Gov. Parson. It is meant to address the backlog of murder cases in St. Louis.

·         HB 11 is intended to protect the wellbeing of young people by targeting criminals who take advantage of juveniles by giving them guns and encouraging them to participate in violent crime. The bill expands the existing offense of “endangering the welfare of a child.” The current statute applies to drug offenses. The bill would expand the crime to include a person who knowingly encourages, aids, or causes a child under the age of 17 to engage in any conduct in violation of weapons offenses under the law.

The Senate made a minor technical fix to the bill that will require another vote in the House before sending the bill to the governor.

·         HB 16 also focuses on adults who victimize young people through the unlawful use of firearms. The bill would stiffen the penalty for the unlawful transfer of a weapon to a minor as the lending or sale of a firearm to a person under 18 years of age for the purpose of interfering with or avoiding an arrest or investigation. It would change current law to allow such transfers to be a felony even if done with parental permission.

The Senate changed the bill to preserve current law, which makes it a crime to transfer a firearm to a minor without a guardian’s permission. The House had removed the language to prevent a scenario where a grandparent could be charged with a crime for taking a grandchild hunting. The Senate added language to create an exception so the offense wouldn’t apply to a child’s relative if the person reasonably believes they have the permission of the parent or guardian.

The House will now have the opportunity to discuss the bills that were changed by the Senate in the coming weeks. The special session called by the governor officially ends September 24.

Butler Bears vs Stockton Tigers, Friday, September 11th

Congratulations go out to the Butler Bears on Friday night’s win against the Sherwood Marksmen. Friday night football with the Butler Bears and FM 92.1! FM 92.1 will be broadcasting live the Butler Bear football game, Friday, September 11th at 7 pm.  This week the Bears will take on the Stockton Tigers at Stockton.  If you are unable to make it to the game, tune-in to FM 92.1 for all the play-by-play action.  You can also listen on the web as we stream live, just go to www.921news.com and click on the listen live tab.  Butler Bears vs Stockton Tigers live on FM 92.1, Friday, September 11th.  GO BEARS!!  

Local Football Conference Update

There are lots of changes on the football scene this fall, and not just because of Covid-19. The Western Missouri Conference (WEMO) which once dominated Class 1 football is now an 8-man football conference. Many teams of the old WEMO return to this new 8-man football conference. The new conference contains Archie, Drexel, Jasper, Liberal, Osceola, Rich Hill, and Appleton City.

Adrian and Midway have left to join the revived West Central Conference which contains 2 divisions, East and West. The East division consists of Cole Camp, Lincoln, Slater, Tipton, and Windsor. While the West Division teams are Adrian, Crest Ridge, Lone Jack, Midway, and Wellington-Napoleon.

9/4 Butler Bears Football

In football action tonight the Butler Bears pulled out another win with a final score of


Butler Bears 61
Sherwood Marksmen 0

Join us next week as the Butler Bears take on the Stockton Tigers at Stockton at 7pm

FM 92.1 Morning DJ Releases Album

Pleasant Hill, MO (September 2nd,2020) – Dreams in a Graveyard, written and sung by Honey & Wine, one of Country music’s newest upcoming Songwriter/Artist duo’s offers a fresh sound and look to today’s country music, captivating you with skilled guitar playing and rhythms, heartwarming storytelling, and immersive vocals that will move your heart and feet.

Dreams in a Graveyard will be available worldwide on ITunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and many other options Friday, September 4, 2020.

COMMUNITY is the backbone of Honey & Wine’s enchanting lyrics and sound. Rick Kuenzler and Connie Whitlock are Honey & Wine. Rick is a DJ on 92.1 KMOE, a local country radio station in Butler, Missouri, while Connie is the Owner/Editor of her hometown newspaper, The Pleasant Hill Times. They formed Honey & Wine in 2017, years after they met and became friends at a songwriting seminar in 2011. They chose the name Honey & Wine because honey is natural, sweet, and timeless, while wine has numerous benefits for good health. These are also the characteristics and spiritual qualities that mark Honey & Wine music.

Dreams in a Graveyard, was produced and engineered by Larry Gann of Awestruck Studios in Independence, MO, who has produced noted artists such as Elton John, The Backstreet Boys, and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Some of music’s best studio players are also part of this production, featuring Lester Estelle, Jr. on drums, Kevin Rogers on guitar, Alex Cordero on keyboards, Daron Tapscott on fiddle, and Craig Kew on Bass guitar.  And this is just the beginning!  Honey & Wine will be releasing their second single titled, Walkin’ Out the Door, in late October, followed by a full EP with 3 more titles, Twin FlamesWhatever Happened To Your Love, and My Pleasant Hill, by the end of November.  Specific dates for those titles will be announced later on Honey & Wine’s website and social media pages. Until then…

GET YOUR TASTE OF THE NEW AND EXCITING SOUND OF HONEY & WINE!

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1526980300?ls=1&app=itunes

Honey & Wine Music
 (816) 914-3389

www.honeyandwinemusic.com
[email protected]

1207 Broadway Street
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

City of Archie Survey

Keep an eye out for a survey from the city of Archie. Many folks in town will soon be receiving

survey forms from the City. These surveys, once completed, may allow the City of Archie to

apply for a variety of grants for community improvements. So, if you receive their  survey,

please fill it out and return it to the Archie City Hall (you can drop them off in the night and

weekend drop box.) Thanks for your help!

Log Cabin Festival Canceled

The Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the Log Cabin Festival on October 2 & 3, 2020.

It was determined that the Chamber and its volunteers would not be able to adequately manage the protocols outlined by the Cass County Health Department and Center for Disease Control and Prevention required to ensure a safe and fun event.

Additionally, as a champion of our community, our schools and businesses we felt that there was too high a risk of transmitting COVID-19 and negatively impacting our citizens and those from surrounding areas.

We look forward to continuing this long-standing Harrisonville tradition in future years and to continuing to encourage sustainable economic growth, supporting our members, and partnering with local governments and promoting productive community relationships.

Dr. Bustle Resigns as Bates CountyMemorial Hospital CEO

The Bates County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors announces Dr. John Bustle’s resignation as CEO effective September 25, 2020. The Board has named BCMH Chief Operating Officer Greg Weaver as Interim Chief Executive Officer as of September 1, 2020. Dr. Bustle will remain in an advisory role at BCMH until September 25.

Dr. John Bustle
Greg Weaver

Blackhawks Football Season is Underway

This story is courtesy of Adrian News Leader

Never in the history of Adrian high school sports has football season commenced after spring break, but, thanks to COVID-19 here we are.    As the nation muddles through the pandemic and learning how to get back to activities safely the football team has stayed healthy and was able to start the season last Friday at Butler taking on the Bears in the annual kickoff to football season.

There has been so much concern as to how much of a season, if any, these boys would have.   Any outbreak on the team or at school could spell the end to their season.  So as the National Anthem played there was more than a few with a lump in their throat knowing their sons and daughters, some of them seniors, were going to have the opportunity to put on the pads or cheer uniforms for the black and gold at least one more time.  Last year’s senior baseball players weren’t as fortunate so this game meant more than just  a win or loss against a rival.  It meant that what has been cherished when life was “normal” had returned if only for a week.

As for the game, well, the outcome was not the storybook ending as the good feeling felt before kickoff for the Blackhawks.    Adrian returns several lettermen  and a large senior class but fielded new starters at many key positions.  Mistakes that come with inexperience coupled with a Butler Bears squad invigorated by a new head coach and a thirst for revenge after three straight shutouts created the perfect storm for an upset. This first game was a hard fought entertaining game that wasn’t decided until the final minute of play.  Adrian came just short of tying the ball game falling by the score of 20-14.

Coach’s Comments:
This wasn’t the way we wanted to start off the season. Give Butler credit, they are a much improved team, and they played their tails off. We just weren’t very disciplined tonight, and that’s on me. Way too many penalties at the wrong times. That will happen early in the year, though. We have to clean that up. I also think we got tired. At times I thought we played well. On our last minute drive we moved the ball well, we just came up short. Defensively, we just gave up too many big plays. We have a lot to work on this week. Lighthouse Christian comes to town, and they are a good team. We have our work cut out for us. Our first five games are against bigger schools, then we get into conference play. We have to use these first five weeks to get better. The conference could be won by anybody. Playing a harder non conference schedule will be good for us. We just have to stay healthy, be disciplined, and play as a team.

With tough losses like this young teams have to put it behind them, get better and take it out on the next opponent.  The Blackhawks will have that chance this Friday hosting the Lighthouse Christian Chargers out of Springfield.  

Originally a scheduled road game the venue was changed to Adrian just prior to the season starting.   With the guarantee of a full season in doubt senior night has been pushed up to the first home game instead of the last home game.    Senior night festivities start at 6:30 with kickoff at 7pm.

Mo Dot

Highway Work Zones and Construction Limited Over Labor Day Weekend

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will limit road construction on Labor Day weekend to accommodate expected increased holiday travel. 

Work on most maintenance and construction projects that would impact traffic will be suspended at noon Friday, Sept. 4 and resume at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Travelers should still be alert to sudden closures due to emergency situations like crashes. Favorable weather forecasts could also encourage people to travel on Missouri’s highways.

With statewide traffic fatality figures up over last year, MoDOT is urging motorists to use caution when traveling. Be alert, buckle up, obey posted speed limits and put down the phone.

“Incidents and fatalities are over 11% for 2020,” said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna. “We don’t want to see a spike in that already alarming number as we close out the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer.”

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, troopers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s speed-limit, seat-belt and impaired-driving laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists.

In 2019, there were 1,021 reported crashes over the Labor Day weekend in Missouri, nine of which were fatal.

More information can be found on MoDOT’s interactive traveler information map at www.traveler.modot.org/map or by calling 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). 

For more information on the Buckle Up Phone Down challenge, visit www.modot.org/BuckleUpPhoneDown/

Semper Fi Online Auction-Bidding Closes Tomorrow September 4th

Semper Fi Auction Services is hosting a Log Cabin furniture online auction.  Bidding is currently open and will close at 1 pm on Friday, September 4th.  Winning bidders will be provided a time and location in La Cygne, KS for pick-up.  Beautiful leather furniture, household and kitchen items, patio furniture, workout equipment and lots more.  To see a complete list of available items and to place a bid, go to semperfiauctionservices.com.  Semper Fi Online Auction, closing 1 pm September 4th.

Bates County Sinkhole Update

Wednesday, three geologists from DNR/Missouri Geological Survey brought a special piece of equipment called an ERT (Electrical Resensitivity Tomograph) and set up to get data and a better idea of what might be the cause of the sinkhole that has appeared just south of Rich Hill and east of CR 757 and CR 10008.

The ERT required stringing electrical wires to stakes that were spaced uniform distance apart and carrying approximately 400 volts. Once it was turned on, data was collected to just over 100′ in depth, and east and west of the sinkhole for several hundred feet. Initial readings show a “possible shaft” going several feet down. A second series of test readings will be conducted Thursday to assemble a more detailed report and a final report will be provided to Bates County detailing findings and the recommended mitigation to return it to a safe roadway surface.

Bates County Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in Accident

On 9/3/2020, at approximately 1 am, a deputy was traveling eastbound on west 52 highway approximately 1 mile from Butler when he struck a horse standing in the middle of the highway. The Deputy received minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene. The vehicle is most likely totaled and was towed from the scene by Douty’s Tow. The horse did not survive the incident.

Huckster’s Day Events

The Butler Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to Hucksters Day, October 3rd on the Butler Square.  There will be something for everyone and here are a couple of the events.  Cinnamon Roll contest, NO ENTRY FEE, bring 13 of your best goodies. This is a judged event. Cash prizes will be awarded. The Butler Chamber will auction the 12 remaining rolls after judging. Contact the Chamber office for details and entry form at 660-464-1339.

Another event will be the kids pedal tractor pull. Kids, have a chance to win a John Deere 4430 Pedal Tractor donated by Heritage John Deere.

Butler City Council Report from Butler City Hall.

Cody Wainscott from the fair board let the council know the tractor pull has been rescheduled for Sept 13th gates will open at 11am.

Huckster day is set for Saturday October 3rd. There will be crafts, vendors and a chilli cook off. There may even be a cinnamon roll contest!

Next day, October 4th will be the annual car show sponsored by the Bates County Health Foundation. This is always a great show with lots of quality cars. I hope everyone will come out and support these events.

Report from the personnel committee generated a lot of discussion in regards to their plan to try to start preparing now to be able to meet the minimum wage requirement that will be 15.00 per hour in 2025. No one was ready to vote on this, at this time, as we all felt it needed additional adjustments.

Council then went into closed session to discuss a personnel matter.

Respectfully
Dale Newkirk
Councilman Ward 4

The Museum Minute: O.D. Austin

O. D. Austin was born in Ohio and served in the Union Army.  He was at Ford’s Theater the night President Lincoln was shot. 

In October 1867 Austin came to Butler and established the Bates County Record newspaper.  In 1876, America celebrated her Centennial with a grand exhibition in Philadelphia.  Missouri Governor Hardin appointed O. D. Austin to represent the state at the exhibition.  Although we don’t know if they traveled together or separately, this is also the same exhibition that Dr. Elliott Pyle attended and viewed the premiere of William Steinway’s newest piano, which is the same model piano as the Museum’s Steinway.  These two Butler businessmen, Austin and Pyle, would have both participated in the festivities commemorating America’s founding.

A peculiar point of interest is that while O. D. Austin was at Ford’s Theater the night Lincoln was shot, his cousin, Everton Conger, also a Federal officer led the troops that tracked down the President’s assassin.  Conger set fire to the barn that John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice were hiding in.  Booth was mortally wounded by another soldier.  Conger was given a $15,000 reward for leading the operation.  Everton Conger visited his cousin in Butler on at least one occasion. 

O. D. Austin devoted his life to the reconstruction and reconciliation of Bates County following the War.  In 1871 O. D. and Florence May Stobie were united in marriage.  Two children were born to this union; Edwin Austin and Nell Austin Henry.  At the time of O. D.’s death in 1915, newspapers across the state carried the news stating he was ‘the oldest newspaper man in the state.’  He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for forty-seven years and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Photo attached:  O.D. Austin circa 1870s

The Museum Minute is Courtesy of Mid America Live

Butler Fall Citywide Clean-Up

The Fall Citywide Clean-up for Butler will be the 3rd and 4th weeks in September.  All houses north of Fort Scott street September 14th-18th, and all houses south of Fort Scott street September 21st-25th.  Bates County Disposal will pick-up residential properties only, all items must be placed at the curb and separated from weekly trash, one load per pick-up only.  No tires or construction/building materials.  The City of Butler will pick-up your normal yard waste.  These items must be placed separate from the trash pick-up.  Brush and Limbs no larger than 6” in diameter, leaves must be bagged in City of Butler Leaf bags.  Items must be at curbside by 6 am on Monday of your pick-up week.

Attention Voters

From the office of Bates County Clerk, Marlene Wainscott;

Voters who have NOT voted since the last Presidential Election and HAVE MOVED, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 660-679-3371.

Expert Management Inc. receives final Hazardous Waste Permit to continue corrective-action and post-closure care activities

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 2, 2020 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued a final hazardous waste permit for the Expert Management Inc. facility, allowing the company to continue corrective-action and post-closure care activities at its Carthage facility.

Expert Management Inc. operated a chemical and explosives manufacturing facility at the site, located at 3078 Co. Road 180 in Carthage. The facility manufactured industrial-grade ammonium nitrate, weak nitric acid, ammonium nitrate-based emulsion explosives, commercial dynamite, TNT, blasting agents and other chemicals used in the explosives industry. Operations at the facility concluded in 2002. EMI has discontinued and decommissioned most of the buildings at the facility, with the exception of main office and maintenance buildings necessary to facilitate post-closure care and corrective-action activities.  

Expert Management Inc. has been performing long-term monitoring and maintenance activities, and conducting corrective-action investigations and remediation activities at the site under a department-issued Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-issued Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit. The company submitted a permit application to the department and EPA on Nov. 26, 2014 (with revisions dated Aug. 20, 2019), to renew and update their existing hazardous waste permits. Expert Management Inc. also submitted a Remedial Action Plan application to the department and EPA on Feb. 11, 2016 (with revisions dated Sept. 30, 2019), requesting to include provisions in the renewal permit.

The department previously approved Temporary Authorization requests for Expert Management Inc. to compost impacted soil. After the department conducted a thorough technical review of both the permit application and the company’s preferred final remedy, and provided opportunity for public comment, the department approved the proposed final remedy and issued a final Part I Permit that includes a schedule of compliance. The final permit requires Expert Management Inc. to perform corrective-action activities according to the approved final remedy. The Part I Permit outlines the approved final remedy and includes limitations on property activity and use established through an enforceable Environmental Covenant. The Part I Permit includes Remedial Action Plan provisions for handling composted soils as proposed in the plan application.

EPA decided not to issue a Part II Permit, since EPA has no site-specific conditions for the facility and Missouri is fully authorized for all permitting, post-closure, Remedial Action Plan and corrective-action activities at the facility. EPA will terminate the existing Part II Permit upon the issuance of the Part I Permit.

Any parties adversely affected or aggrieved by department’s decision to approve the proposed final remedy and issue the final Part I Permit or by specific conditions of the final Part I Permit, may be entitled to pursue an appeal before the Administrative Hearing Commission. To submit an appeal, a written petition must be filed by Sept. 30, 2020, a process more fully described in the final Part I Permit.

The final Part I Permit and additional information are available online dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/permits/notices  or at the Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St. in Joplin. For more information about the final Part I Permit or to obtain a written copy of the final Part I Permit for review, please contact Bryce Bobbitt, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, by telephone at 573-751-3068 or 800-361-4827, or by email at [email protected]. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may reach Bobbitt through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

Three-night MU Extension Online Cattle Management Workshop Series September 22nd

 Three-night MU Extension Online Cattle Management Workshop Series will begin September 22nd

Stockton, Mo.-MU Extension regional livestock and agriculture business specialists have put together a three-night online cattle management workshop series to educate cattle producers on various management and financial strategies for optimum performance of their cattle operation.  “Management is key to profitability in a cattle operation,” says Patrick Davis, MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist. 

The workshop series will begin on September 22nd at 7:00 p. m. with a discussion of general winter cattle feeding management.  Topics covered will include: 

  • cattle nutritional management including grazing management and supplementation strategies 
  • forage testing and understanding a forage test
  • hay feeding strategies to reduce hay wastage
  • economics of hay versus grazing and using winter annuals to improve the grazing season
  • economics of cattle supplementation

The second night of the workshop series will be September 29th at 7:00 p. m. with a discussion on winter cow-calf operation feeding management.  Topics covered will include: 

  • feeding cows and calves through the winter
  • weaning calf management including creep feeding and proper weaning time
  • cow body condition score management
  • identifying and culling cows to improve the herd and economics of the operation
  • economics of weaned calves
  • economics of raising versus purchasing replacement heifers 

The final night of the workshop series will be October 6th at 7:00 p. m. with a discussion on winter stocker cattle operation feeding management.  Topics covered will include

  • nutritional and grazing management for optimum gain
  • supplementation strategies including discussion of hay and grain-based supplements as well as additives
  • preconditioning and vaccination programs
  • use of implant to improve performance
  • economics of retaining calves after weaning or direct sale 

The workshops are free to the public but registration is required to attend the workshops.  You can sign up for each individual workshop or sign up for all three.  Registration to attend the workshops needs to be done at https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/online-cattle-management-workshop-series one day prior to the workshop that you plan to attend.  These workshops will be done on the ZOOM platform so once you register a ZOOM link will be provided so that you can attend the workshop. For any questions or issues related to registration contact Patrick Davis at [email protected] or by phone at (417) 955-0287.

Little Apple News from Appleton City

The first Sesquicentennial Event will be held 150 years after the day the Railroad crew started laying the tracks through Appleton City on September 10, 1870.  Postmaster Dewey McQinn has just received approval for the cancellation that will be done at the Depot September 10, 2020 from 12:00-2:00. A ceremony will be held at 12:01 p.m.  Bring an item to be cancelled during that time. Stamps will be available for sale as well as a picture postcard of the Depot. A Depot postcard with a stamp may be purchased for $1.00.  Out-of-towners may send an item for cancellation and a return stamped self-addressed envelope mailed to USPS, 119 W.4th St. ACMO, 64724.  It makes a great souvenir for years to come. Other souvenirs will be available for sale that day.

Appleton City Landmarks will serve a Taco Salad Lunch on Thursday September 10, 11:00 to 1:00 at the M.K.T. Depot. The lunch will be carryout only and consist of a large taco salad with topping of your choice, homemade cake and drink for a donation of $7.00.  All funds will be used for upkeep of the Depot and Museum grounds.  Join them for the first 150th celebration of the beginning of the railroad in Appleton City.

The A.C. Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for September 18 – 19. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall through noon on September 16. Permits to set up in the A.C. Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for a lawn permit and these prices cover both days. Park permits are also available at City Hall and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell’s True Value and Casey’s beginning Thursday afternoon. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations. If you have questions, please call Dianne Foster at 476-2390.

The Appleton City Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until September 24, 2020. The program’s purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you’ve wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you’ll have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first, and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special nameplate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

St. Clair County Cattlemen will be at Osceola Rodeo Days September 3–6.  Be sure to come by to get your ribeye steak sandwich.  They will have their Fall Photos Fundraiser with Michelle Parmalee October 23 – 25.  Contact her at 660-492-2996 to reserve your spot.

Appleton City Second Saturdays for September 12 but they need more vendors. Mark your calendar and let them know if you’d like a booth.  You can contact them and get more information at www.facebook.com/Appleton-City-Second-Saturdays-2227394524191263

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, September 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.

The Sesquicentennial History book has been published is available at the AC Museum, which is open on Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m. until September.25. The book cost is $25 and $30 if mailed

There is a beef raffle to benefit the Appleton City Cemetery.  There will be two chances to win ½ beef processed by Powell’s in Clinton.  The drawing will be in the fall of 2020 with a definite date to be announced later.  You need not be present to win.  Tickets are $10 each.  All proceeds go to support the Appleton City Cemetery.  Tickets can be purchased at Zink Motors, St. Clair Co. Bank, Noble’s, Community First Bank, Powell’s Tru Value and Green Welding.

After much deliberation, Immaculate Conception Parish has canceled the Annual Labor Day Picnic.  However, they will still hold the quilt raffle.  Anyone who would like to support that raffle, may buy tickets from a parish member, the Parish Office, or at Montrose Savings Bank.  They would like to thank all who have supported the Picnic for many years.  They look forward to having it again next year.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for September. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Sept 2- Upper GI, Colonoscopy Dr. Namin, Sept 3 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Sept 4 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Sept 9-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Sept 10 – Podiatry, Dr. Dowell, Sept 10– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Sept 16 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin      Sept 23– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Sept 24– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sept 7       Labor Day Holiday.  Schools, banks and government facilities (City Hall) will be closed

Sept 10     Sesquicentennial stamp cancellation 12:00-2:00 at the Depot

Sept 10     Appleton City Landmarks carryout Taco Salad Lunch 11:00 to 1:00 at the M.K.T. Depot

Sept 12     Second Saturday event

Sept 13     Grandparents Day

Sept 13     Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose

More Positive Cases of Covid-19 in Henry County

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of three more positive cases of COVID-19. One who resides in the town of Clinton, one who resides in the town of Montrose and one who resides in the town of Deepwater. All close contacts to confirmed cases. No children. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 118.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Lucas Oil Speedway Cancels Postseason Awards Banquet

WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 1, 2020) – Due to uncertainty with COVID-19 restrictions in regards to indoor gatherings, Lucas Oil Speedway will not hold its normal postseason awards banquet this year.
General Manager Danny Lorton said the top 10 drivers in each of the four Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series divisions will receive their trophies and checks later this fall, with arrangements made to pick those up at the speedway office or mailed to the drivers.
“The banquet takes a lot of advance planning and, with so much uncertain about whether indoor gatherings will be allowed or tightly restricted in terms of social distancing regulations, we feel it’s best for everyone if we didn’t have the championship banquet this year,” Lorton said.
“Many locations around the area that we were considering for the banquet already have capacity restrictions for their banquet halls, which is another reason we won’t proceed as usual.”
Lorton said plans for distributing the awards to the drivers will be announced once the season concludes in October.
Season champions for 2020 were Robbie Reed of Mexico, Missouri (Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds), Derek Brown of Stoutland (O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks), Lebanon’s Kris Jackson (Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods) and Cole Henson of Russellville (Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models).
Fans also can look forward to video tributes from the speedway’s video team to each of the four champions later this fall on the Lucas Oil Speedway Facebook page.

Nevada Regional Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Larry Seals, DO

Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is happy to announce that gynecologist and obstetrician, Larry Seals, DO will become a full-time member of the hospital’s medical staff beginning September 27th.  His clinic will be located on the second floor of the south tower at 800 S. Ash Street in Nevada, in the NRMC Professional Practice Clinic. Dr. Seals is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri.      

With the closing of Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott at the end of 2018, Dr. Seals shifted the delivery of his patients’ babies to either NRMC or Via Christi in Pittsburg, Ks. Since January of 2019 Dr. Seals has been dividing his time between his practice at the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas and his procedural and newborn delivery work at NRMC. Going forward, all of Dr. Seals’ obstetric and gynecological services will be performed at NRMC.

“Dr. Seals has always received a lot of positive feedback from our staff, employees, and community,” said Steve Branstetter, Chief Executive Officer at NRMC. “He is well known for his excellent caring attitude for his patients.  We are very excited about him making NRMC his home.”

Dr. Seals attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in 1993, earning his doctorate. He completed a traditional rotating internship at Michiana Community Hospital in South Bend, Indiana in 1994 and an obstetrical and gynecology residency at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. in 1998.

Dr. Seals is accepting new patients and can be contacted at NRMC’s Professional Practice Clinic at 417-448-2121.

Adrian Optimist Monday Night Bingo

Play Monday night bingo at the Adrian Optimist Club.  Doors open, Monday, September 7th at 5 and bingo starts at 7 pm.  Concessions are available on site with the kitchen serving great specials.  This week’s Hot Ball Jackpot is $650 with 2 hot balls, Blackout Jackpot is $2050.00 with 52 balls or less, King of Diamonds is $16,800 with a $8,400 take with only 4 cards remaining.  You must be 16 years old to play bingo.  The Adrian Optimist Building is located at 11092 NW County Road 41 in Adrian.  Monday night Bingo with the Adrian Optimist Club, Monday, September 7th.

Corner Hardware, Butler, Announces Holiday Hours

Corner Hardware in Butler will be closing at 4 pm Friday, September 4th, and  will remain closed through September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. They will re-open for regular business hours Tuesday September 8th.

The owners and staff of Corner Hardware would like to take this time to wish everyone a safe and blessed Labor Day weekend.

More COVID-19 Cases in Bates County

August 31, 2020

Bates County Health Center has confirmed more positive cases of COVID-19 in Bates County. All  cases reside either Butler or Adrian.  Contact tracing is being done at this time and any parties that have had close contact, as reported to us by the positive cases, are being notified.   Please keep in mind that our contact tracing is ONLY as good as the information we get from the positive individuals–sometimes it is difficult to remember everyone you might have had close contact with when we are doing the interview. If you feel you have been a close contact and have not been contacted by the Health Department either reach out to the individual you think you were exposed to or to our office and we will contact the positive case for confirmation.

Any individuals advised of need for isolation and quarantine are per CDC guidelines.  Also, there are questions about having to remain in quarantine for 14 days even if you get a negative result.  The following is information from the CDC guidance:

When to start and end quarantine

You should stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

… even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home (quarantine) since symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

The reason an individual can’t “test out of quarantine” is because it may take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear and you can infect others up to 48 hours prior to showing symptoms.  This was the case of one such individual that quarantined as directed and on day 14 began to show symptoms and tested positive. 

At this time, Bates County has had 85 positives cases, 12 of which are currently active and isolated. 

We would also like to remind individuals that if you have been tested, you should quarantine at home until test results are received—this decreases any possible exposure for others in the event your results come back positive.

With our numbers for Bates County rising, we hope everyone will continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available, avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth), and to stay home if you are sick.  Wearing a mask in public is also encouraged.  It is up to each and every one of us to stop the spread of this disease!

NRMC Clinics Welcome Erwin, DNP

Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is pleased to welcome family nurse practitioner, Katelyn (Triplett) Erwin to Primary Care Center, located at 627 S. Ash in Nevada and at NowCare Clinic at 345 S. Barrett as needed.

A graduate of Nevada High School, Erwin earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Ks. In May of this year, she completed her Doctorate, also from PSU. For the past four years Erwin has worked part-time on the Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care Units at NRMC. Much of her clinical education hours were spent at NRMC alongside Dr. Amanda Turner, Dr. Jacqueline Youtsos, Sonja Albright, DNP, and Dr. Dan Barnes.

“In primary care you see people through the lifespan,” says Erwin. “That’s what I like – that there’s a little bit of everything. I’ll be seeing OB patients prior to delivery and then their babies for their well-child visits, helping manage chronic conditions and making sure my patients stay healthy and out of the hospital.”

Recently married, Katelyn is a new stepmother to three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, including travelling and outdoor activities. Her favorite hobbies include refinishing old furniture as well and reading, although she laughingly says, she would prefer it not be a textbook.

“Katelyn is a welcome addition to our clinics,” says Steve Branstetter, Chief Executive Officer at NRMC. “Having the extra health provider opens up possibilities for extending clinic hours which we know would benefit our community.”

To become an FNP, one must first pass the NCLEX-RN to become a licensed RN. During years spent as an RN, crucial experience is gained. From there, most FNP hopefuls will work toward a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in family practice, a post graduate degree specific to FNP preparation, or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) as Erwin did.

FNPs have advanced clinical training and possess a graduate-level education, qualifying them to diagnose and treat complex health conditions. They can perform a wide variety of duties that include but are not limited to development of treatment plans, education, and guidance for disease prevention and healthy living, health examinations, performing diagnostic tests and screenings, and prescribing medicine.

To schedule an appointment with Katelyn Erwin, call Nevada Regional Primary Care Center at (417) 448-3600 or visit the Patient Portal at www.nrmchealth.com.

St. Clair County Annual Labor Day Rodeo

Prepare for some holiday fun Thursday thru Sunday, September 3rd thru the 6th in Osceola.  It’s their 60th annual Labor Day Rodeo.  Music, dancing, food, games, and fun for all.  The celebration starts on Thursday with a kickoff party in Osceola.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday its rodeo action at 8 pm each night with a live band following each performance.  For more information about this event, go to Saddle Club of St Clair County on Facebook.

Bates County Fair Tractor Pull Rescheduled

The Bates County Fair Tractor Pull originally scheduled for last Saturday has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 13th. More details will be announced as they become available.

Bates County Cattlemen Cookout

The Bates County Cattlemen will be at the Family Center parking lot on Saturday, September 4th. Starting at 10 am the Cattlemen will have Ribeye steaks for $7, smoked beef for $6, and burgers for $5, all meals come with chips and water. The Cattlemen will continue cooking until the food is all gone so make sure and get there early. The Bates County Cattlemen Cookout at the Family Center parking lot in Butler, 10 am Saturday, September 4th.

“Museum Minute”, featuring Sadie Cresap

Sadie was born in Bates County in 1877 and was known to be one of the finest farmers in the area.  She loved the rhythm of plowing, planting, crop-tending, and harvesting.

Failing vision eventually caused her to move to Pine Tree Rest Home, (the Old Poor Farm that is now the Bates County Museum).  After losing her sight, Sadie enjoyed counting the kernels of corn on each cob in order to judge the quality of the crop.  Sadie Cresap died at Pine Tree in 1984.  She was 107 years old.  Her parents, Daniel and Ida Cresap, were some of the earliest settlers in Bates County.

The late Mildred Reynolds was head nurse at Pine Tree when Sadie was a resident.  Mildred painted this depiction of Sadie and her corn and before her passing she donated this painting to the Museum so Sadie, Pine Tree, and Mildred herself would all be remembered.  Sadie’s portrait hangs on the entrance foyer wall at the Museum where her image welcomes guests and visitors.

The Bates County “Museum Minute” presented courtesy of Mid America Live.