Amanda L. Loyd, 44, of Butler

Amanda L. Loyd, 44, of Butler, MO passed away on August 10, 2022 at Research Hospital in Kansas City, MO.  Funeral services will be held Friday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill with burial at Green Lawn Cemetery at a later date.  Amanda is survived by her two children: Hannah McCoy and Stephen McCoy both of Rich Hill, MO; sister, Sonita Loyd, Butler, MO; brother, Gregory & Brook Loyd and their children of Andover, MA; many aunts and uncles.

Richard Roy Clark, 87, of Adrian

Richard Roy Clark, 87, of Adrian, MO. passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at his home. Visitation will be held Friday August 19, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO. Contributions can be made to Burdett Cemetery Fund care of the Adrian Bank.

Full Obituary will be posted when available. 

Primary Election Results Recount in Cass County Underway

FM 92.1 News spoke with the Cass County Clerk office on Tuesday, August 16th concerning the recount for the August Primary election.

The recount began on August 16th for the Associate Circuit Judge Division 4 in which James G Eftink ran against Mike Rumley.  The original results were very close with Eftink having 7133 votes and Rumley having 7193 votes.

James Eftink did get a court order requiring a recount on these results.

FM 92.1 News will get you an update as soon as the recount is completed.  At this time the Cass County Clerk does not have a date of when this recount will be completed.

Nancy Louise Reynolds, age 81 of Adrian

Nancy Louise Reynolds, 81 of Adrian, Missouri passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Medicalodge of Butler in Butler, Missouri. Cremation, with services to be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. A Complete obituary is pending at this time.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative to Hold 84th Annual Meeting

The 84th Annual Meeting of the members of Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Association will be held at the Benson Center in Clinton, Missouri on Thursday, August 25, 2022. At the annual meeting, members exercise their rights as member/owners of their electric cooperative. The members learn how their cooperative is doing financially, elect three directors to serve a three-year term, and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Each registered member who attends will receive a commemorative gift and $5.00 credit on their electric bill.  Additional electric credit certificates and other prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Members must be present to win. Bbq Sandwiches by bates county cattlemen,  chips, and ice cream will be served between 5:00 – 7:00 pm. A reminder that the pool will not be open for use.

 Registration begins at 5:00 pm, with the business meeting convening at 7:00 pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Garden Party.  The offices at Butler and Clinton will only be open from 9:00-11:00 am on August 25h  due to annual meeting preparations. They would also like to remind members to bring their registration slip that is in the August issue of the Rural Missouri.

Compass Health Dental OFfice

Is toothache discomfort …..a normal part of your life….. Because dental care is not in your budget. The dental office of compass health network of Butler is ready to meet your entire family’s dental health care needs. Dr. Issac Dains and dr. Melissa Boerema scheduled dental appointments from their compass health network’s dental office in Butler. Dental care for infants to senior citizens. Providing a sliding scale rate for lower-income patients, those on a fixed income. Dental patients with insurance plans or self-pay patients. Compass health network 205 east Dakota Street in Butler. 8 am until 6 pm. 660-890-8195.

Bates County Commission

Approved bills/ Hunter Kelly/Culvert Bid Opening

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

3:02 PM

2nd day of July Term

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

9:30 am Hunter Kelly representing Josh Hawley’s office wanting to check on the needs of Bates County. He has been with Mr. Hawley in D.C. and is not working in the area for his office. Mr. Kelly is from the Kansas City area.  Congress has just recessed. Mr. Kelly was wanting to know if there was anything he could relay to Mr. Hawley that was a concern for our area. The Commissioners brought up the relief from the higher fuel prices as being a huge concern. The Administration doesn’t seem to be getting this done. The ARPA funds designed for infrastructure was surely needed. However, adding the rest of the allowances just reverted it back to mirroring the CARES act. Our County has kept to keeping it mostly infrastructure. With many water districts getting the funding they have needed for repairs and maintenance. A rural fire district used their award for a much-needed trucks. Road repairs are a smaller county (township county) issue. Repair moneys come from the state taxes on vehicle licenses, vehicle sales tax and state fuel tax. This is obviously not enough. CART (county aid road trust) money is a big help but again difficult to get all the work needed due to most roads being gravel on dirt. These roads are not really made to handle the farmers loads that run up and down them. The Commission has also made the important decision of handling the rock dust cloud that interferes with visibility on the major Highway running through the county. Purchasing a granular product to spread on the gravel roads to hold this dust down. There are 15 miles on the roads adjacent to I-49 where the problem exist, at this time. Our county has about 1000 miles of gravel roads. Railroads in need to be maintained. Price costs are high making the decision to truck instead. Rail lines are important. They need to be kept open in rural areas for feed and fertilizer as well as other supplies.  With the changes in  to the MoDOT ratings on the bridges places more funding needed from counties for repairs to those bridges that are not considered not to be repaired. The process of dealing with MoDOT BRO (Missouri Department of Transportation Bridge Repair) has changed as well.  Counties used to deal directly with MoDOT one on one. Now we have be grouped into a 7-county group under Kaysinger (RPG) Regional Planning Group completing for repairs to bridges.

Mr. Kelly assures us the Mr. Hawley is working for:

  • Opening gas lines
  • Bringing supply chains back to USA
  • Securing the southern border
  • Stopping the flow of drugs into the communities
  • Tougher penalties for lawbreakers

Culvert Bids Opening day. 3 bids were delivered and sealed. Read as follows:

  • Metal Culverts totaling $31786.75 (after checking total correction $31732.75)
  • Viebrock Sales and Service, LLC totaling $30,613.00
  • Other bid was a misunderstanding he was wanting to purchase metal culverts.

Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney made motion to accept bid by Viebrock Sales and Service LLC.  Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson seconded. All voted yes. No opposition. Motion passed.

County Maintenance Ray Shaffer, and County Housekeeping Nina Carlton brought in a bid to paint and repair walls at the courthouse. Totaling $15,700.00 for all paint, repairs and materials. Due to price job will have to be open for bid.

Other Courthouse maintenance issues, the exterior security cameras that were earlier discussed have been put on hold for now. SHPO signed off on the ADA door. Flagpole is still a problem needs corrected soon. Several trees need cut down and some trimmed. Ray is going to help with one. We will have to see about others doing the rest.

APPROVED                                                                                        ATTEST

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Tree Stumps / Osage Valley /ARPA

Monday, July 11, 2022

1:57 PM

3rd day of July Term.

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

Road and Bridge Supervisor Bill Stephens, stop in to update the Commission.

Three tree stumps need removed. Two are at the EMA building and one on the Courthouse lawn by the gazebo. Waiting on 2 bids.  There are under limit, so no posting needed.

In a special secession, Thursday July 7th, 2022, Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley and Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney met with 2 members of Osage Valley, Jared Campbell and Jana Rosier, about ARPA Funds. The Commissioners assured them there will be funds allocated to the broadband project in the October ARPA Funds. Osage Valley is currently working in the Henry and St. Clair Counties as they have placed ARPA funds towards this project. They have stopped work in Bates County at this time.

The Commissioners would like everyone to know that any entity wanting to be considered for ARPA funds in October need to apply now. The applications are available at the County Clerk’s Office. If anyone has questions about the

ARPA funds or concerns you are welcome to come speak to the commissioners Mondays or Wednesdays 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Also, if you would like to read the prior months minutes they are available in the office during those times as well.

APPROVED                                                                                              ATTEST

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Stump Removal/Lefever/Mid-America 92.1 Radio/Circuit Clerk/expenditure change

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

2:52 PM

4th day of July Term

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

The quotes for the Three tree stumps removal are

  • Andy Berry          $800.00
  • Daniel Deems     $820.00

Northern Commissioner make the motion to accept the quote for the stump removal from Andy Berry. Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson seconded. All voted yes. No opposition. Motion passed. Mr. Berry will need to be coordinate the trash removal with Bill Stephens, Road and Bridge.

Sam and Mike Lefever came in with a land lease contract they were needing advice on. After Presiding Commissioner looked it over he referred them to a lawyer.

11:00 appt. Doug Mager (Mid America) and Melody Houston 92.1 Radio with questions on the distributed ARPA monies.

The Commissioners handed out the list of awarded monies so far. 

  •  Hume Alliance Ministry                     $15,855.00
  • Adrian Rural Fire Department, INC  $30,396.29
  • Adrian Rural Fire Department, INC  $53,493.71
  • Public Water District #6                     $250,000.00
  • Public Water District #2                     $375,356.50
  • Public Water District #5                     $342,508.00
  • Public Water District #3                     $213,747.50
  • Bates County Fair Board                    $274,120.00

 The only thing not on the list was the money given to cover the overage of the coroner’s budget due to Covid-19 autopsies. ($24,896.03 awarded in December of 2021)

The ARPA process was an application to be filled out a by the Presiding Commissioner. He had had a hard time getting the company ID.Me verify him. The application was accepted in October of 2021 and money was received…

The finally ruling for the conditions was completed in January of 2022.  It started out as ARPA for infrastructure, Water, Broadband and Sewer. The final ruling opened it up to include many other allowances. If correct process and allowances are not meant funds would be taken back from the county.

The Commission had options to hire other people to complete several parts of the process for a fee. They had decided to do the processes themselves to keep most the money with our County.  Application process took a while to complete with a few tries in between. Every effort was made to get applications out to those that wanted one in a timely manner. It was also decided to wait for the final ruling (January 2022) to hand out any monies, knowing the county would be responsible for the pay back for any money not used correctly not the entities the moneys were awarded to.

It was questioned as to why Osage Valleys request did not get awarded. They had talked to the Commission in June of 2021. Finally ruling was in January 2022. Their application was near the last of the ones received.

Application were started given out in Mid-March. Reviewing Process started end of April. Several Water districts were of pressing issue to get work completed in with current weather conditions. Our County has 7 water districts, each having update and maintenance needs. A few of the entities that requested funds did not receive the full request as parts of the process was not an “acceptable allowance” in the ruling requirements.

With the first awards going out and funds drained. Several applications are still being held for the second round of money. Hopefully end of October.       

There was a letter received by the radio station concerning the ARPA Funds. It was questioned if the letter was political in nature due to the timing of the letter, concern and current political race.

There was concern over the recent County purchase of an enclosed trailer. Trailer was purchased out of county funds and not ARPA funds.  This trailer will make the transporting of the voting needs as well as any other county needs for transporting items much easier, safer and more secure. This purchase falls under the allowance of Missouri statutes 50.660 for governing contracts. “It is not necessary to obtain bids on any purchase in the amount of twelve thousand dollars or less made from any one person, firm or corporation during any period of ninety days” Trailor total was $7,500.00 purchased from individual in March of 2022.

Both Doug Mager and Melody Houston were given a blank ARPA application.

The Circuit Clerk, Shelli White, would like to pay for her employee’s fitness gym membership and to have the membership fees come out of the miscellaneous account.

Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney made the motion to have the Circuit Clerks employee’s fitness gym memberships paid for out of the circuit clerks miscellaneous account. Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson seconded the motion. All voted yes. No opposition. Motion passed.

County Clerk, Marlene Wainscott, brought up the need to increase the internal control policy on expenditure contracts, purchase or work, to be put out for bid, to match the Missouri State Statue guidelines (50.660). Internal is $6,000.00 state statue is $12,000.00.

Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson made the motion to Increase the Internal Control Policy for purchase or work contracts to be put out for bid from $6,000.00 to $12,000.00 matching the State Statue guideline 50.660. Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney seconded. All voted yes. No opposition. Motion passed.

APPROVED                                                                                ATTEST

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Board of Equalization/Tribune

Monday, July 18, 2022

10:49 AM

5th day of July Term

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

Board of Equalization meetings open today.

11:00 am appointment Lucas Ford Tribune & Times. No show. Mr. Ford did call stating he was unable to attend due to pressing appointment. He was forwarded to the Presiding Commissioner Jim Wheatley who placed him on speaker his concern was over Osage Valley stopping work on the Broadband in Bates County. He had spoken with Jared Campbell who states they transferred the work to Henry and St. Clair Counties.

APPROVED                                                                                      ATTEST

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BCMH/Approved bills

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

1:39 PM

6th day of the July Term

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

10:00 am meeting with Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) Financial Staff:

  • Greg Weaver CEO
  • Terri Floyd
  • Jennifer Wainscott
  • Matthew Wheatley
  • Russell Whisenand

There to seeking some advice and give statement of current standing. Mr. Weaver handed out information on current standing and projected numbers for the Ambulance Service. This hospital is one of very few in Missouri that has their own Ambulance service. A lot of hospitals have contracted this out or other parties cover their area. They are happy to keep this service with the hospital.

Over the height of the Covid-19 pandemic the dry runs were up slightly. No real increase in usage. Staffing is an ongoing issue. It is getting harder to complete in the market with the bigger cities and areas offering so many perks, benefits and sign on bonuses. Having living quarters for the 24hr shifts is a huge benefit to these candidates. They are considering sponsoring candidates for EMT’s through Paramedic school for a contractual period of employment.

With these conditions worst case scenario is only having one ambulance crew for the county and contracting out transfers and other needs.

Surrounding counties have; Cass is with the fire districts. They are receiving 3.25 million in 2022. Vernon county has ambulance district. They received 2021 436,000.00 in 2021. These are coming from tax dollars. No sure if property or sales taxes. Hard to get the exact. Information is from the county websites.

The Ambulance Service department has been running in a deficit of close to $500,000.00 each year. (See supporting documents added at end of minutes). They have checked other counties ambulance services to gather information on other ways of funding the department.  Having the service go to fire districts, ambulance districts, and sales or property taxes. They are presenting the option of having a property tax or a sales tax added to help increase the funds for this department. Leaning more towards a sales tax as it would increase the number of people to be paying. A 1/2 cent sales tax should lead to $400,000.00 in funds.

Their current ARPA fund request would relieve the temporary burden not the ongoing deficit.

Missouri 4th Congress candidate Mark Alford stopped in to say hello to the commission.

Pleasant Gap Township representative handed over the rock tickets for road 4265 that is being used for detours from bridge work. So far, the increase to their budget is $4366.90. MoDOT does not participate in the detours either in repairs or payment for repairs.

APPROVED                                                                                           ATTEST

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No Official Work

Monday, July 25, 2022

9:44 AM

7th day of July Term

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

No official work done this day.

APPROVED                                                                                  ATTEST

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Linda Jennings/ Courthouse Maintenance

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

8:59 AM

8th day of July Term

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

10:00 am Linda Jennings with “Proposed Regional Activity Center” project through Bates County Community Health Foundation (BCCHF) a tax-deductible charity due to its 501-3 classification. They are being funded in part by an investment broker who had set up a trust several years ago to set up a Community Center for the people of Bates County. Only stipulation was to have a therapy pool included. There was a request to keep it on the Bates County Memorial Hospital campus. Although this will have its own board of directors and not governed by the Hospital. They have a meeting today with one of the 3 architects invited to present plans with-in the requirements. They are also meeting with a YMCA to gain information on how their processes work. This is still the planning stage with a lot of information being gathered on processes. Then the action committee can put together what they think will fit and work with the Bates County Communities. They are wanting to add another choice in the community for these services not compete or put anyone out of business. There will be several committees along the way if anyone would like to be a part of them contact any member of the action board. The Action Committee members are Linda Jennings, Mike Taranto, David Hilgenberg, Greg Weaver, Larry Burch, Larry Hacker, Chance Hendrick, Chris White, Jeremy Jones and Shanya Hedrick.

The Commission participated in the Economic Development Meetings today at 11:00 am for Financial and 1:00 pm for Board Meeting.

1:30 pm Ray Shaffer and Nina Carlton, county maintenance brought over the findings and quote for the Courthouse fire alarm system. Atronic Alarms, Inc, Nick Hysom consultant found the system to be a home security system with fire protection dated 1995. Many components from the current system are not functioning nor is this system up to code.
Quote for new system to meet current code standards $76,995.00 with a monthly recuring fee of $224.00. This will have to be put out to bid.

Southern Commissioner Trent Nelson made a motion to pay for the rock used for maintenance of road 4265 that was used as a detour during bridge repair out of road and bridge account totaling $4366.90. (16 tickets) Northern Commissioner Kenny Mooney seconded the motion. All voted yes. No opposition. Motion passed.

Patricia Pike, district 126 representative, stopped by and visited with the commission.

APPROVED                                                                           ATTEST

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Lady Rebels Youth Basketball Tryouts

Bates, Cass, Vernon, Henry, and St. Clair County students beginning 2nd thru 5th grades are invited to try out for the Lady Rebels Basketball team.

The Lady Rebel will hold try outs on Saturday, August 20th and August 27th at the Butler Elementary School Multi Gym located at 4 North High Street in Butler.

Second and Third grades will try out from 10am to 11:30am.  Fourth and Fifth graders will try out from 1pm to 3pm. 

Lady Rebel Basketball ask that all players bring a water bottle and sign up at the table the day of try outs. Parents will need to sign the waiver to play the day of try outs.

For more information or questions contact Coach Berry at 660-424-9181 or message the Lady Rebels on Facebook.

Papinville: 175th Anniversary

PREPARING FOR PAPINVILLES 175TH ANNIVERSARY

The Papinville Historical and Cemetery Association will be celebrating the 175th birthday of Papinville. The town was platted on April 5,1847. Melcourt Papin and Michael Geraud gave 70 acres of ground for the town and Freeman Barrow was the recorder of deeds. We have not been able to have our annual picnic for two years, because of the Covid. We hope that we have no interferences this year. The date is set for Saturday September 24th.

Stories about Papinville and people will start being in the Mid America Shopper, Mid America Live (internet) and on the Butler radio station starting next week. We are still planning activities for the celebration and will keep you informed. So far the activities are: music by the Heartfelt Band, Pie Auction along with other items, conservation exhibit and a historical tour of Papinville by wagon ride. Jack York will have a display of items he has found in the Papinville area with his metal detector. More events will be added along with the dinner menu. Put the date on your calendar SEPTEMBER 24th.

Next week the first story will be about Melicourt Papin .You will read and hear more information on Papin next week. The stories will run through August and September. Some of the stories will be on The First Murder Trial in Papinville, Halley’s Bluff, Platting Papinville, businesses in Papinville, Early Entertainment and several stories people have told about the early days in Papinville. Hope you will enjoy these stories each week and learn more about Papinville. It is a very nice little community with a lot of history. We hope we can keep the history alive but we need people to help. If you would be interested in helping please let us know by calling these numbers 417-395-4288 and 417- 395- 2594. We have a very nice museum, shelter house, school with all original furnishings and a bridge that is on the National Historical Register. If you would like to use the shelter house for a reunion or gathering contact the numbers above. We have restrooms and a kitchen.

           Submitted by Phyllis Stewart (Activity Director)

Amsterdam Jubilee Queen Candidate

Amsterdam Jubilee would like to announce a queen candidate Abbagail Jean Vunovich

Abby is the 12-year-old daughter of CJ Vunovich. This year she is starting the 7th grade at Butler High School.

In her free time, she likes to cook, play softball, draw, and watch Tik Tok. Abby enjoys spending time with family and friends and driving the 4wheeler. After high school she plans to go to college to become a teacher.

As an Amsterdam Jubilee Queen candidate Abbagail will be out in the community selling raffle tickets.

Amsterdam Jubilee Princess Candidate

The Amsterdam Jubilee princess candidate Bryleigh Jean Lunde

Bryleigh is the 8-year-old daughter of Brittanny Lunde. This year she will be a second grader at Miami elementary and she loves school.

She enjoys playing dress up, playing Roblox, watching you tube and helping in the kitchen.

As a princess candidate Bryleigh will be selling raffle tickets for the Amsterdam Jubilee raffle.

Amsterdam Jubilee Grand Marshal Named

1976 was the first annual Amsterdam Jubilee, this year the Amsterdam Jubilee honor one of those founding members of their 46 year strong celebration by naming her Grand Marshal.

Please, join them in congratulating Lorraine Kershner , Amsterdam Jubilee 2022 Parade Grand Marshal

Lorraine was born in Edmond Ok to Earl and Grace Carmichael. She attended Mt. Zion a “little country school” close to Edmond from the 1st to the 3rd grade. She attended Russel Daugherty Elementary in Edmond before moving with her family to Amsterdam Mo. in 1944.

Edmond’s loss was our gain. Lorraine’s history with the community is deep and we are lucky to have her.

She continued her education in Amsterdam from the 5th to the 10th grade. Going on to graduate from Miami R-1 where she achieved the title of Valedictorian of the Miami class of 1952. While at Miami Lorraine played basketball, softball and won titles in typing and shorthand.

Lorraine became a member of the Amsterdam Methodist Church in 1945; later going on to teach Sunday School, volunteer with Youth Fellowship and Vacation Bible School.

On September 25, 1952, Lorraine married, Robert “Bob” Franklin Kershner.

Together they were the owners of The B & L Café in Adrian for 4 years. She has been employed by Citizens Bank of Amsterdam from 1960 to 1964. In 1967 she became the office manager of Bass Buster Lures, on Amsterdam’s Main Street and stayed in that position until 1972 when Bass Busters became a division of Johnson Fishing Inc. She was then promoted to Sales Administrator, a position she held until her retirement in 1992.

Together Bob and Lorraine raised a family of 3 boys.

All graduates of Miami.

Rudy, Randy, and Rick. That never slowed her down. In fact, her volunteer nature just went into overdrive.

While her boys were in school, Lorraine worked to organize the first chapter of the Miami PTA and served as both President and Secretary.

She was assistant leader of Amsterdam Cub Scout Troop for 2 years.

Served as chairman for the committee that was the first to put lights on the ballfield at Miami.

Was President/Manager of the Miami Little League Association for several years and then served as secretary.

Lorraine even helped coach the first Peewee baseball team that Miami ever had.

She went on to keep score for 30 plus years and as any good baseball fan and good mom knows she tried harder not to yell at umpires!!

She was on the committee to organize the first chapter of the Miami Alumni Association.

Miami owes Lorraine Kershner a great deal of gratitude. All Eagles past and present fly higher because of people like her.

Lorraine served on the BOD for Bates County Bowling Association for several years.

She is a member of the Crescent Hill Chapter #127 Order of Eastern Star since November the 1st, 1956, where she has served as Worthy Matron 8 times, District Deputy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri 3 times. Grand Representative of Georgia in Missouri, and held an elected or appointed office all but one of her 66 years with the organization.

She is a 51-year member of the Adrian Rebekah Lodge #449, joining in July of 1971. She has served as Noble Grand 5 times and has been Secretary the last 3 years. She has held the offices of District Deputy President, 7 years, District President 3 times and President of the Rebekah Assembly of Missouri.

In 1976 Lorraine was part of a group of local people that decided to organize the first Amsterdam Jubilee! With zero funds for trophies, the committee set their children loose to gather railroad spikes, which were painted and tied with ribbons and distributed as souvenirs. Businesses were decorated, window displays, a parade and a time capsule was buried.

Lorraine lost Bob but together their family is mass. They have all been an asset to the town and the county as a whole.

I am going to copy Lorraine’s’ own words, word for word when describing her family, because it is too special not too.

3 terrific sons – Rudy, Randy & Rick 2 fantastic daughters-in-law – Lee Ann and Anita 5 adorable Grandchildren – Nicole Kershner Travis Kershner & Jessica Amber (Hale) Eidson & Jeremy, Daryl Hale Melissa (Hale) Coil & Myrick 13 loving Great-Grandchildren – Cody & Layton Garbiel, Aralyn Kershner, Kylee, Jacob & Aspyn Eidson Aeris, Isiah & Kirek Hale Preston, Kennadie, Jaxon & Camden Coil 3 very special friends – Gary, Josie & Delsa

Lorraine passes along her motto “If I can’t have fun I don’t want to go”

She offers a slogan for us all “We may not have it all together but together we have it all”

Both the motto and the slogan sum up what the entire history of Lorraine is to the community and why we have chosen her to be the 2022 Amsterdam Jubilee Grand Marshal.

New Course Helps Older Adults Tackle Hypertension

Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, a potentially dangerous health condition commonly known as high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
That’s why Care Connection is adding the Health Coaches for Hypertension Control class to its offerings of free courses for adults 60 and older.


The course will take place at 10 a.m. Fridays from Sept. 23 to Nov. 11 online on the Zoom platform. The sessions (90 minutes each) will be presented free to adults 60 and older. To register, visit www.goaging.org/events or call 1-800-748-7826.


The aim of the course is to improve hypertension self-management through small-group educational sessions and support offered by trained Health Coaches.


The higher a person’s blood pressure levels, the more at risk an individual is for other health problems, such as heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, the CDC says.


Participants in the course can expect to increase their knowledge about hypertension self-management and prepare to make positive changes in lifestyle, behavior, physical activity tobacco use and stress and medication management.  Sessions will cover short-term and long-term goal setting and planning.
People who have completed the course reported lower blood pressures, increased consumption of fruits and improved stress management.


The course is the most recent addition to the Connect! Online collection of educational and fitness courses offered online on Zoom and Facebook through Care Connection for Aging Services.

2022 Hume Fair winners

Draft Horse Pull

1st – Clay Sharp with Prince & Barney  – Stilwell, KS

2nd  Rodney Sharp with Bill & Bob – Stilwell, KS

3rd – Kevin Wymer with King & Rex – Grant City, MO

4th – Billy Wymer with Tom & Jerry – Grant City, MO

5th – Rusty Moore with Duke & Bonnie – Crestline, KS

6th – Steve Williams with Zeke & Barney – Redfield, KS

7th – Paul Phillips with Dixie & Dolly – Fort Scott, KS

8th – Erlin Cooksley with Jay & Joe – Buffalo, MO

Sharp Farms of Stilwell, KS provided trophies for the pull

Kiddie Pedal Pull

Age 3

1st. McKenna Fairbanks

2nd Joey Sears

3rd Aleesa Grady

Age 4

1st – Brecken Best

2nd – Emmalee Patrick

3rd – Oakley Austin

Age 5

1st – Kace Myrick

2nd – McKenna Wilborn

3rd – Dakota Grady

Age 6

1st – Haygen Austin and Holtin Gander tied

2nd  Hadley Whitten

3rd – Liam Best

Age 7

1st – Kyler Myrick

2nd – Avery Hinton

3rd – Brandon Wilborn

Age 8

1st -Blayk Sears

2nd –Gracie Fillpot

3rd – Austin Martin, Toby Dirks & Anna Fillpot – 3way tie

Age 9

1st – Hunter Yarick

2nd – Callie Ryser

3rd – Easton Wooldridge

Age 10

1st – Bridleigh Rogers

2nd – Myla Rogers

3rd – Rhyder Rushing

Age 11

1st – Riley Hinton

2nd – Alexis Holland

3rd – Noel Palms

Age 12

1st – Kamee Snider

2nd – Beau Lidtke

3rd – Addi Rushing

Age 13

1st – Lola Wriston

Adult division

1st – McCrae Rogers

2nd – Bryson Morrison

3rd – Blaiton Terry

Hume Olympic Winners

1st place – Zack Fillpot & Hannah Swickhamer

2nd place – Jordon Morrison & Taylor Brooks

3rd place – Michala Lantsberger & Blake Laning

Pet Show Winners

Smallest Pet (other than a dog or cat) – Allie with Leonardo the turtle

Largest Pet – Brooklyn Lewis – Bonnie the Goat

Best Trick – Eddie Cantwell with Buddy (dog)

Best Dressed – Patti Hoskins with Cocoa (dog)

Most Unusual – Beau Lidtke with Rooster Cogburn (Rooster)

Crowd Favorite – Zanie Terry with Georgia (dog)

Judges Choice – Macie Terry with Winnie (goat)

Smallest Dog – Logan Gwinn with Kenzi (dog)

Smallest Colt – Myla Rogers with Cookie (kitten)

Most Wrinkled – Easton Wooldridge & Ryland Austin with Sally Sue (dog)

Best Colored Dog – Tanner Johnson with Rose (dog)

Largest Dog – Sadie Davis with Ash (dog)

Largest Cat – Lincoln Lewis with Cocoa

Funniest – Karl Lewis with Oliver the kitten

Rowdiest – Kase Myrick with Alfredo (chicken)

Most Quiet Pet – Ellie McSperitt & Austin Martin with Bo Jax (dog)

MC Favorite – Cain Crawford with Rolla (og)

Best Pet/owner look alike  – Oakley Austin & Quinn Stigall with Roxie (dog)

Most Patient – McKenna Fairbanks with Bobcat (kitten)

Cutest Color – Andy Medina with Saphire (dog)

Most Animal Looke alike – Gunner Fairbanks with Skunk (kitten)

Most Specked – Bowen Wooldridge with Millie (dog)

Cutest Name – Dakota Jaydee with Honey Bubba (dog)

Cutest Full size Dog/most consecutive dog shows ( Dalley Steuck with Cowbo

Talent Show Winners

Kids Division

1st – Jasmine Brown

2nd – Callie Ryser

Adult Division

1st – Lexi Britz

2nd – Shonasea Cox

3rd – Skilyn Roberts

4th – Bobby Brown

Baby Show Winners

0 to 3 months girls -1st place – Adalynn Clark daughter of Hannah Cannon & Michael Clark

4 to 6 months – 1st place – Katie Lewis – daughter of Blake & Cheyenne Lewis

7 to 9 months – 1st place – Bennett Morrison – daughter of Buck & Katie Morrison

                          Tie for 2nd place

                          Alayna Gabrini – daughter of Skylar & Jaelynn Gabrini

                          Destinee Osburn – daughter of Joey & Brandi Osburn

10 to 12 months – 1st place Devyn Stigall – daughter of Dakota & Taylor Stigall

                              2nd place Avery Jan Collier – daughter of Bailey & Josie Collier

16 to 18 months – 1st place Guinevere Spencer – daughter of Kevin & Ashley Spencer

0 to 3 months boys – 1st place Dawson DeVasher – son of Dusty & Molly DeVasher

4 to 6 months – 1st place – Colben Cannon son of Chase & Alison Cannon

                          2nd place – Mariott Dickerson son of Caleb & Trenda Dickerson

13 – 15 months – 1st place – Andrew Pippin son of Candace Rushly & Kenneth Pippin

16 – 18 months – 1st place – AJ Hicks – son of Mary Meyers & Jacob Hicks

                            2nd place – Colter Spencer – son of Robbie & Emily Spencer

Swimsuit Contest

2 year old girls – 1st place – Aunah Yarick – daughter of Andy and Cheyenne Yarick

                            2nd place – Mia Irwin – daughter of Jeffrey & Erika Irwin

                            3rd place – Kynslee Harrison daughter of Rebecca Wisdom & Turner Harrison

3 year olds – 1st place – River Stigall daughter of Dakota & Taylor Stigall

                      2nd place McKenna Fairbanks – daughter of Jeff & Sarah Fairbanks

4 year olds – 1st place – Gracelynn Clark daughter of Skylar & Jaelynn Gabrini

2 year old boys – 1st place – Bowen Wooldridge – son of Ryan & Cathie Wooldridge

                            2nd place – Kannon McSpiritt – son of Steven & Stephaniee McSpiritt

3 year old – 1st place – Holden Bunnel – son of Jeremy & Kayla Bunnel

                    2nd place – Jamie Spencer – son of Robbie & Emily Spencer

                    3rd place – Craytin Gander – son of Ryan & Kayla Gander

Alfred Mealman Memorial Horseshoe Pitch

1st – James Rogers

2nd – Ralph Rogers

3rd – Chris Finley

Corn Hole Tournament

13 & under

1st – Brandon Hammett and Gunner McSperitt

2nd Ryland Austin and Easton Wooldridge

Adult Divison

1st – Colton Rogers & Lucas Harriman

2nd – David Maynard & Chad Bush

3rd – David Troth and Rick Roll

Washers Tournament

1st – Sumo Austin and Eric Pruitt

2nd – Kyle & Travis

3rd – Jeff Fairbanks and Colton Rogers

Parade Winners

Kid’s Entries

1st – Shannon & Samantha Myers – Celebrating Sammy’s birthday

2nd – Davis Swanson & Hayden Schapler – Bo-Mo K-9 Training

3rd – Blayklee Stigall – Go Cart

ATV’s

1st – Malachi Spencer

2nd – Liam & Brecken Best

Cars

1st Papa Eddy, Kenzee & Kamee Snider – 1975 Capris

2nd – Roger Hensley – 1954 Chevy PU

3rd – Pat & Jerry Mellenbruch – 1966 Mustang

Mounted Entries

1st – Aubry & Blaiton Terry & Hadley Whitten – Good Ole Throwdowns are not the same without Grandpa – In Memory of Art Terry

2nd Abigail Harris

3rd – Madeline Swanson & Randy the Rebel

Floats

1st – Royalty

Miscellaneous

1st – Mary Spencer – Hog wild for the Hume Fair

2nd – Brad Scrogham

3rd – Citizens Bank

Honorable Mention – James Spencer

Most Unusual – Bonkers the Clown by the Hume Alliance Ministry

Car Show – Top 20

Doug Grant – 51 Chevy Belair

Todd Gillis – 33 Ford

Bill Smith – 56 Nomad

Frank & Pat Arnold – 51 Ford F1

Mike Black – 32 Ford Coupe

Loren Bogan – 66 Chevelle

Rodney Kimlin – 64 Plymouth Fury

Ed Peery – 23 Ford T

Jerry & Pat Mellenbruch – 66 Mustang

Bernie Sieleman – 30 Ford

Roger Hensley – 54 Chevy PU

Doug Ryan – 23 Ford T Touring Car

Jim Liles – 77 Malibu

Brent Morrison – 38 Chevy Coupe

Vicki Gwinn – 32 Ford

Doug Thomas – 86 Corvette

Loren Bogan – 02 Pontiac Trans AM

Gary Paxton – 71 Camaro

Loren Bogan – 75 Corvette

Nancy & Elmer Moore – 78 Monte Carlo

Mayors Choice – Vicki Gwinn – 32 Ford

Ladies Choice – Loren Bogan 75 Chevy Corvette

Best of Show – Doug Grant – 56 Chevy Belair

Best of Show Motorcycle

Ted Jacobs – Custom Chopper

Anthony Lunde – socket Set – donated by O’Rielly’s of Nevada

Kenny Heckadon – Fone Cup donated by Liter’s of Nevada

Winners of of the Prizes given away

Charles Rush – Picnic Basket

Alex Ryser – Jumbo Checkers

Jordan Morrison – Water Pitcher

Lacy Laning – Umbrella & stand

Robbie Spencer – Iced Coffee Maker

Vicki Budd- Tumble Tower Yard Game

James Brooks – Karoke Microphone

Josh Rogers – Ice Cream Maker

Shannon Bone – Home Sign

Loretta Terperning – Air Fryer

Tyler Black – Saute Pan

Lisa Brooks – Volleyball/Badmitten Set

Judah Skipper – Wax warmer with melts

Barbara Freer – Wall Clock

Natalie Danner – Hummingbird Feeder with feed

Taylor Brooks – Spikeball Yard Game

Megan Plunkett – Griddle Kit

Angie Thompson – Fishing pole

Nancy Mager – Zero Gravity Lounge Chair

Rick Rice – Armor All kit

Robbie Spencer – Table set

2022 Prince – Reed Spencer – son of  Rhett & Haleigh Spencer

2022 Princess – Callie Ryser – daughter of Robbie & Emily Spencer

                                                     And  Alex & Dani Ryser

2022 Rodeo Queen – Miss Breckley Morrison – daughter of  Scott & Lorena Morrison

Angelia Cumpton Selected as BCMH August Employee of the Month

Bates County Memorial Hospital recognizes Angelia Cumpton, LPN, as the August employee of the month. Angelia is the Chronic Care Nurse Manager for Family Care Clinics. She has worked for BCMH a total of 26 years, beginning in 1988 as a CNA (for the then maternity unit). She has also worked as an LPN on the inpatient floor, as a nurse for Laura Thiem, DNP, and as triage nurse at Adrian Family Care Clinic, supporting three providers. 

Angelia sets the gold standard for a BCMH employee with each and every interaction with patients or staff. She provides excellent services to her patients through her ability to produce quality interactions tailored to the specific needs of each task she completes.

She holds herself accountable for putting in an honest day’s work, prioritizes customer service and promotes positive staff morale. Angelia’s commitment to upholding BCMH values is appreciated by her coworkers and leadership, and she is deserving of this recognition.

BCMH Pharmacy Introduces New Prescription Medication Disposal Method

Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) Pharmacy is partnering with Sharps Compliance, Inc. to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug misuse by providing solutions to safely dispose of opioid painkillers and other unused medications.

MedSafe® drug collection and disposal receptacle are now located outside of the BCMH Pharmacy for the safe and anonymous disposal of unused or expired medicines and controlled substances.

Most Americans recognize that prescription drug misuse is a growing problem and one that flourishes in all communities.

We often receive questions from our customers asking how they can safely get rid of their unused medications,” said Lauren Casey, Pharm.D, Director of Pharmacy. “We’re happy to be able to give back to our community and customers by providing a safe solution to getting unused medications out of their homes and harm’s way.”

Customers can bring in their unused pills to the pharmacy and drop them into a Sharps Compliance MedSafe, a specially designed receptacle for the safe, cost-effective, and convenient way to dispose of potentially dangerous drugs.

“Safe disposal of prescription medication is a vital strategy for preventing prescription drug misuse and keeping the water supply safe,” said David P. Tusa, president and chief executive officer Sharps Compliance, Inc. “We are thrilled to partner with pharmacies and healthcare organizations to provide a convenient method to dispose of unwanted medications.” 

Since 2009, Sharps Compliance – a nationwide provider of management services for medical waste and unused medication, including controlled substances – has sold or leased more than 5,700 MedSafe receptacles and collected over 2.8 million pounds of unused medications.

The MedSafe receptacles are securely installed and can only be accessed and emptied by two pharmacy employees as required by the DEA guidelines.

MedSafe receptacles are located in retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals and clinics with on-site pharmacies, law enforcement, government agencies, and narcotic treatment facilities.

Lucky Smith, 73, Urich

Lucky Smith age 73 of Urich, MO died Tuesday, August 9th in Blairstown, MO. Celebration of Life Service will be 7 pm, Tuesday, August 16th at the Schowegerdt Funeral Chapel. Visitation prior to services from 5-7 pm. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be given to the family through the Lucky Smith Celebration of Life fund that it set up through Adrian Bank. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Lucky is survived by his wife Dorothy Smith of Urich; two sons Rob Claiborne and significant other Gabby of Urich, Rusty Claiborne and wife Sandra of Urich; two daughters C.J. Patrick and husband Mike of Butler, Crystal Smith of Butler; one brother Everett Smith Jr and wife Eileen of Butler; one sister Helen Smith of Washington; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The History of Papinville

In the 92.1 Local News broadcasts, we will feature weekly historic events and the rich history of the community of Papinville.

The information you will be hearing has been written by Phyliss Stewart and shared with the public, through the broadcast on 92.1 and on the website at www.921news.com.

Join us every Friday through September 24th  as we share with you the history of Papinville.

The annual Papinville Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th .

The feature stories will air following the 9 and 5 broadcasts of the Local News every Friday for the next 6 weeks.

2022 Missouri State Fair Queen Crowned

Miss Elsie Kigar was named the 2022 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held yesterday, Aug. 11. Miss Kigar received the highest score of 41 contestants vying for the title in the two-day competition, held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Miss Kigar will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the State Fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year.

Miss Kigar is 17-years-old and attends Scotland County R-1 and will be a senior in the fall. As Queen, she will receive a $2,000 scholarship to continue her education. Miss Kigar entered as Miss Scotland County and is the daughter of Jim and Alisa Kigar.

Miss Kigar is most looking forward to “talking to non-agriculturalist and educating them about the agricultural industry as much as I can.”

Miss Kigar enjoys working on her family’s farm, shooting trap, hunting, sewing, and cooking.

Participants in the queen pageant were judged in multiple areas including interview, speech, talent and evening gown.

Miss Lincoln County, Grace Rhodes, was named first runner-up and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Second runner-up went to Miss Carroll County, Rachel Holt, who will receive a $500 scholarship. The third runner-up honor went to Miss Cooper County, Caroline Herigon, who will receive a $350 scholarship, and the fourth runner-up honor went to Miss Clinton FFA, Lauren Bailey, who will receive a $250 scholarship.

Recognition plaques went to contestants ranking highest in each of the four competitive categories: Miss Holt received top ranking in Interview; Miss Rhodes received top ranking in Speech; Miss Clark County Erin Bash received top ranking in Evening Gown; and Miss Herigon received top ranking in Talent.

The Missouri State Fair continues through Aug. 21 in Sedalia. Learn more on the Fair’s website and follow on social media.

Drive to Feed Kids and Missouri FFA to pack 150,000 meals for families in need

SEDALIA, MO – As a part of Missouri Farmers Care Foundation’s Drive to Feed Kids, over 900 FFA members and agricultural leaders will join together at the Missouri State Fair on Tuesday, August 16, for the Missouri FFA Day of Service. Together volunteers will pack over 150,000 meals, to feed Missouri children and families in need.

In addition to FFA Day of Service, Tuesday, August 16, is Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive $2 Tuesday at the Missouri State Fair. Fairgoers can participate by giving a minimum $2 donation to Feeding Missouri or by donating two or more canned food items at the Centennial Gate to receive discounted $2 fair admission.

The Drive to Feed Kids is a collaborative effort of Missouri agriculture to address childhood food insecurity in our state. Missouri Farmers Care Foundation, in partnership with ADM, Brownfield Ag News, Missouri State Fair, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Missouri FFA Association, have banded together for a sixth year to address the alarming statistic that 1 in 7 Missouri children regularly face hunger. Through meal-packing events, gifted food products, hog processing, and monetary donations, the agriculture community provides support to Feeding Missouri, the state’s network of food banks. For more information visit www.MOFarmersCare.com/Drive.

Branded Bloom Floral New Phone Number 660-200-2108

The Branded Bloom Floral Shop in Butler, formerly known as

the Tilted Tulip, has changed its phone number. Write this

down…660-200-2108 the Butler Floral Shop is known as the

Branded Bloom has a new phone number 660-200-2108.

Branded Bloom is located at 207 North Delaware Butler.

Butler: Fall City-Wide Garage Sale Deadline

The annual fall City Wide Garage Sale date is set for Saturday, September 10th. Those having a garage sale need to apply for a permit and reserve your location on the City Wide Map.

The Deadline date to be included for the garage sale map in the Shopper will be no later than Aug 31. There will be a $10 fee and registration forms must be completed and received by August 31st.

Junk in the Trunk will be on the South Side of the square on the inside lane next to the courthouse lawn and $5 will be collected Sept 10th.

For more information call or stop by the Butler Chamber of Commerce to pick up registration forms. The Butler Chamber of Commerce is located at 5 West Dakota Street in Butler. The contact phone number is 660-464-1339.

Harrisonville Community Center

Harrisonville will be making some exciting upgrades here at the Community Center, and they want to make sure you are in the know.

These repairs began  on Thursday, August 11.

Over the next few weeks, crews will be replacing the heater for the indoor pool, replacing the sauna and repairing some of the brackets that hold up vents in the pool area.

During this time, the Harrisonville indoor pool area will be closed.

Also during this time, Harrisonville  will allow Community Center members to use the Outdoor Pool during normal pool outdoor pool hours, by scanning their HCC pass.

Until the work is complete, classes and programs that typically take place at the Harrisonville Community Center indoor pool, will be relocated to the lap lanes at the outdoor pool and will be held before the outdoor pool opens for daily swimming.

New morning hours at the outdoor pool (for Community Center members only): Will be

Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. to noon

Saturday: 7 a.m. to noon

Sunday: 10 a.m. to noon

The Harrisonville Community Center is  excited for these repairs to be completed and to welcome back members and guests to an improved facility!

Amsterdam Jubilee Princess Candidate

The Amsterdam Jubilee princess candidate is Liberty Dawn Adell McMahan.

Liberty is the daughter of Joseph and Felicia McMahan. She is the granddaughter of Terry Love and Misty Gilmore/Vann and Rachel Hemmingway and Kenny McMahan.

Liberty will attend Sherwood elementary this year. Liberty is smart, funny, and full of energy. Liberty likes to spend her free time singing, dancing, doing her makeup and playing with her older siblings.

As a princess candidate Liberty will be selling raffle tickets for the Amsterdam Jubilee raffle.

Salute to Our Heroes Opening Weekend at the Missouri State Fair with Law Enforcement/Firefighter Appreciation Day.

Law Enforcement/Firefighter Appreciation Day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13, showing appreciation to Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics with FREE admission to the Fair with appropriate I.D. and $1 admission for their immediate family members.

The Missouri State Fair has a great list of events for Saturday, Aug. 13th,  including:

Visit the Aug. 13 Daily Highlights page on the Fair’s website at www.mostatefair.com for a complete schedule.

Hometown Hero: The Carpenters Cup Christian Gift and Book Store and So much More!

THE CARPENTERS CUP JUST CELEBRATED THEIR 6TH ANNIVERSARY!!! This store began as a Christian bookstore, selling Bibles, books, Christian gifts and cards, and selling specialty coffee’s.

While they sell Bibles and books, Christian gifts, and still have hot and cold coffees and lattes, frappuccino’s, hot and cold Chai tea lattes, flavored teas, Italian cream sodas, blended lemonades, and smoothies, we have added selling our own “Cross of Jesus” t shirts , selling chocolate covered strawberries (especially at Valentines!), making homemade candies at Christmas.

The Carpenters Cup emboss Bibles, offers gift wrapping all year long (and free if the gift is purchased here). They make candy bouquets and now have balloon bouquets and are extending their customized, personalized gifts to other items.

But while this is what we do to keep the store open, the ministry part of the store has also expanded. The Carpenters Cup has a Bible study every Monday morning starting at 1030 (and you are invited), there is a men’s Bible study every other Saturday at 9 AM.

 With the help of this community, during the Covid shut down thousands of meals were not only given out, but delivered. People continue to bring food in and they give it away.

The blessings box outside is frequently restocked and depleted. With your help, they give out fans and air conditioners, blankets, hats, coats, gloves, socks, and homeless bags with food items and personal care items.

The Carpenters Cup Christian Gift and Book Store gather supplies and money you bring in to get kids ready for school and put shoes and socks on their feet. They prepare and give away a free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving day. They give away baskets of Thanksgiving meals you bring to them to give. They help get families Christmas when they need help with presents and food baskets. The Carpenters Cup located in Butler gives away donations from Arm and Hammer and Giving the Basics. They help collect clothing, household items, furniture, and appliances to give away every month (weather permitting).

Thank you for your support over the past 6 years. It’s been an honor and a privilege working beside you for the greater good. Praying God’s blessings on all of you and that the Carpenters Cup will continue to grow.

The Carpenters Cup is located on Bishop Street just west of the Dollar Tree on business I-49 in Butler. Thank you from the community for all you do.

Bates County Museum Event

Bates County Museum:  August 20, 2022, Saturday, 10:30 am  /  “Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence:  Revisiting the Evidence.”  Missouri author Chris Edwards will discuss his most recent book and will have them for sale. 

This program is presented on the eve of the 159th anniversary of Quantrill’s raid.  Chris has devoted years to researching the Civil War history of this area and is a well-respected author, speaker, and musician. Plan to attend and learn about this pivotal event that lead to the issuance of General Orders No. 11 one week after the raid.  A free-will donation lunch will follow. 

Use back (west) entrance.  / 802 Elks Dr., Butler, MO / 660.679.0134.

Huckster’s Day

Butler Chamber of Commerce is seeking Vendors for Huckster’s Day on October 15th

Dog Days of Summer at the Butler Aquatic Center

The Butler Aquatic Center will host Dog Days of Summer on Sunday, August 14th from noon until 2pm.

The public is invited to your K-9 to the Butler Aquatic Center, cost is one dollar.

Mayor Henry will cook hot dogs and concessions will be available. 

Butler Aquatic Center does want guests and their dogs to know there are a few rules for Dog Days of Summer.

There is a limit of two dogs per patron, dogs must be at least six months old, and handlers need to be 18 or old.

Dogs not in the water must always be on a leash no longer than 6 feet

Strollers and wagons welcome for kids and dogs

Use good judgement do not bring aggressive or dangerous dogs to Dog Days of Summer at the Butler Aquatic Center.

Dogs must be current on vaccination and be wearing their rabies tag.

Bring water bowls and bags to clean up after your dog.

Parents make sure kids know to ask before approaching to pet a dog.

Butler Aquatic Center Dog Days of Summer, Sunday October 15th

The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 32

 August 10, 2022

The AC Fair is August 11-13.  The 2022 Scavenger Hunt will take place Thursday. Rules and forms will be announced on Stage at 7:00 Thursday night. Food options nightly will be hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, pulled pork; tacos Thursday and Friday and steak Friday.  Other activities include Dance Class sign up and the Dunk Tank. There will be free nightly entertainment as well as Show-Me Amusements Carnival, a Photo Exhibit inside Park Building and a variety of Children’s activities on Saturday.  Additional vendors in the Park for the AC Fair will be AC Booster Club raffle of Chief’s pre-season tickets and 2 night stay Stockton cabins, AC Fire Department raffle for a grill and cooler, Shelley Bales Face Painting Friday, Just a Mooody1 selling tumblers, earrings and car fresheners. SQC reduced souvenirs are available Friday. Armbands are $15 till noon Thursday at Powell’s True Value and Food Fair.  They will be $25 at the Park.  The Carnival would like to hire workers to operate the rides, take tickets, and work in food concession for up to $15/hr.  You must be at least 16 years of age.  Call them at 573-429-9604 to setup an interview.

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday August 13.  All the men of the community are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship.  Jack Coultas, Pastor of Park Grove Christian Church, will have a short devotional. 

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, August 14 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

A Taco Salad Lunch will be served at the Railroad Depot, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17.  All toppings, desserts of homemade cakes and drinks will be served for $8.  Dine in or carry outs available. The lunch will be served by AC Landmarks Restoration, with profits helping to maintain the Museum, Moore School, MKT Depot and the original 1870 Appleton City Library.

Appleton City K-12 Back to School Bash and Open House will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18 on the baseball field. Join the teachers and staff in a fun filled evening.  Enjoy a hotdog and snow cone while filling out your students’ school registration forms.  Watch the kids play on the bounce house, obstacle course and outdoor games.  Take pictures while using photo props and meet your child’s teacher.  Call 660-476-2161 for info.

Hudson R-IX will host a “Come and Go” Back-to-School Night 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 23.  You may come and meet your teacher, see your classroom, drop off supplies and paperwork and pick up your enrollment packets.

Is your school, 501c3 not-for-profit organization, church, or governmental entity seeking funds for a project?  Truman Lake Community Foundation, Inc. can help. The Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2022 Application cycle opens August 1, 2022.  Grant applications must be completed online at https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=cfozarksgrants (be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2022) before the 5:00 pm August 31, 2022 deadline.  Awarded grants will be distributed in October 2022.  Any questions will be answered by emailing rburlshipman@gmail.com or calling 660-890-4150 and asking for Randy Shipman.

AC Schools registration: Elementary: New students to the district may make an appointment to enroll by calling the Elementary office at 660-476-2161.  They have openings this week and next week.  For any returning students, registration materials will be sent home the first day of school and can be returned the next day. JH/HS:  Both returning and new students may come enroll during their enrollment time/date.  Enrollment for Seniors will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 12.  Juniors will register from 1:00-3:00 on Friday, August 12. Sophomore registration will be from 9:00-11:00 on August 16 and enrollment for Freshman will be from 1:00-3:00 on August 16. Schedule changes can be completed during this time. Junior High students will register from 5:00-7:00 at the Back-To-School Fair.  There will be a table set up with registration forms. If you have any questions, please call your building office.

MU Extension agronomy, livestock, and ag business specialists are collaborating to provide a meeting to discuss forage and cattle management strategies to help cattle operations following the drought. This meeting will be August 22 and begin at 12:30 p. m. at the Centennial Hall at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, 1488 East Ashland Street, Nevada, MO 64772.  Topics being covered include: Hay Quality Assessment and Cattle Feeding Strategies, Assessing the Price of Stored Forages and Market Outlook, Cattle herd management related to Nitrate and Prussic Acid

Cattle herd management through culling and early weaning and Fall Forage Alternatives.  This meeting is free to participants but registration is required by August 19.  Register online at https://tinyurl.com/mrecpk4p or by phone at the Vernon County MU Extension Center at (417) 448-2560.  For all other questions contact Patrick Davis at the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or by email at davismp@missouri.edu.

Ellett Memorial Hospital outpatient specialist services for August.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointment: Aug 11- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Aug 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 17 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Aug 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Aug 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Aug 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 25 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay  

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Aug 11-13     AC Fair

Aug 13     Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God 7:00 a.m.

Aug 14     Pancake and sausage breakfast at the Montrose Knight’s Hall 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Aug 17     Taco Salad Lunch at the Railroad Depot, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Aug 18     Appleton City K-12 Back to School Bash and Open House 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on the baseball field

Aug 23     First day of classes at AC Schools

Aug 23     Hudson R-IX “Come and Go” Back-to-School Night 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Vendors Needed for Studio M 7th Anniversary

Studio M Salon and Boutique in Butler invites the public to their 7th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, October 29th

They are currently looking for small business vendors to be a part of their party.  Indoor and outdoor vendor space is available.  Booth space rental is $35.00 and will be donated to a local family in need unless the weather cancels the event in which the rental fee will be refunded. 

If you would like to be a vendor, call Studio M at 660-679-5447.

Revision: Clay Palmer age 19 of Cleveland

Clay Palmer, 19 of Cleveland, Missouri passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  Funeral services will be held jointly with his long-time friend Logan Meerkatz 3:00 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Cass Midway School, 5801 MO-2, Cleveland, Missouri, 64734.  A visitation will be held just prior from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm also at the school.  Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400).  Memorial contributions may be made to Iron Eagle Welding Academy.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Clay William Palmer was born May 24, 2003 in Royal Oak, Michigan to Harold “TeeJay” and Tracy Morse Palmer.  He grew up in Cleveland, Missouri and attended Midway School and Cass Career Center, graduating in 2022.  Clay was on the FFA Trap Team and enjoying playing varsity football. He was also an Eagle Scout with Troop 256 of Freeman, Missouri and was in 4H Shooting Sports.  Clay had a passion for welding and won several awards and scholarships including winning 1st in the Welding and Fabrication Skills USA State Competition team.  He also competed at the National level.  Following graduation, Clay was attending Iron Eagle Welding Academy in Stockton, Missouri.  He was looking forward to graduating in his dream career in welding and having new adventures as he traveled for work.

Clay loved driving & working on his truck, listening to up-and-coming country artists, and hanging out with friends.  He enjoyed working, and often had 2 jobs. He never liked to sit still for very long.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trap shooting. He shot 4H Trap with a gun his Dad purchased for him and FFA Trap with a gun his Grandpa Bob also used for Trap shooting.  Clay enjoyed spending time with Grandpa Bob in his workshop sharing tools and having phone conversations about fixing his truck.

Clay will always be remembered for his smile, his favorite hats on his curly hair, the beard that allowed him to get away with things, and always wearing his cowboy boots with his button-down shirts. He was always prepared to hop into his truck for a new adventure.

Clay was preceded in death by his Grandma June M. Morse and Grandfather William A Palmer.  He is survived by his parents TeeJay and Tracy Palmer of Cleveland, Missouri, half-brother Daryn Goff of Michigan, Grandparents Bob and Joann Morse of Troy, Michigan, and Harry and Judy Eichstadt of Navarre, Florida, along with Aunts and Uncles, Rob and Leslie Morse of Sterling Heights, Michigan and Rich and Theresa Flake of Bruce Crossing, Michigan and Great-Aunt Linda Nelson of Hull, Massachusetts, and many other extended family members and close friends.

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Dusty Attic in Butler Closing Sept 3rd

The Butler community will soon be losing another business, Dusty Attic, Antique and flea market in butler has announced their closing date of Saturday, Sept 3rd.

The building currently housing the Dusty Attic has been sold to a new owner.  Therefore, the Dusty Attic will be closing.  At the time of this news report, we do not know what the new owner intends to do with the building.  

The Dusty Attic will be open until Sept 3rd, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from noon until 5pm and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for 10am until 5pm, closed on Sundays.

Special at the Dusty Attic include all red tag items are 20% off and all literature is half price. There will be an auction after the Dusty Attic closes on Sept. 10th and 17th to sell any remaining antiques and items.

A little history on the Dusty Attic, Antique and Flea Market of Butler.  Dusty and Jean Rhoades opened the Dusty Attic 30 years ago and named it after Dusty.  The store became a passion of Dusty’s so after his passing in 2008, Jean and her daughter, Sue Baptista decided to keep the Dusty Attic open in Butler to honor Dusty.

Jean hasn’t quite decided what she is going to do with her time, but Sue will be working full time at Bates County Memorial Hospital.

Dusty Attic. Antique and flea market will be missed by the Butler community and the surrounds areas.  Good luck to Jean and Sue on your new adventures.

Give blood – save lives! 

Bates County Memorial Hospital reminds you to make your appointment now for the next blood drive with the Community Blood Center. Blood Drive will be on Wednesday, September 7th from noon to 5pm. The fall blood drive is located at Bates County Memorial Hospital in the Education Center at 615 W. Nursery Street, Butler.

Recently, ALL blood types have been at critically low levels. Consider donating if you are able to. Make your appointment online by visiting savealifenow.org and enter Group Code KCBS or by calling 1-877-468-6844.

If you have medical eligibility questions call 1-800-688-0900

CAPITOL REPORT:  REPRESENTATIVE PATRICIA PIKE

House Committee Works to Address Mental Health Concerns of Veterans

Dear Citizens:  House members are concerned about the mental health of veterans in Missouri, and by how many of the state’s veterans have committed suicide. The House Interim Committee on Veterans’ Mental Health and Suicide recently held its first of four scheduled hearings. The committee’s first hearing focused on what is already available and what is being done to offer help to veterans.

The committee’s chairman is a former U.S. Army 8th Special Forces Group Green Beret. He said part of his goal with the committee is to generate awareness of the issues veterans are facing and how they can be helped. 

He said, “It’s meant to shine a light on mental health issues and suicide that we’ve got in the State of Missouri and what we can do with it. It begins with the veteran community but it also goes back to what happens in each one of our communities across the state. It doesn’t matter whether you live in the metro or whether you live in rural Missouri. The issues are still there and we see it all the time.”

In discussing how serious this issue is in Missouri, the Department of Mental Health’s Veterans Services Director told the committee that in 2019 the national veteran suicide rate was 31.6. Missouri’s rate was 43.4. 

He told the committee, “Even though Missouri does not have the highest rate of veteran suicide, which is a plus, we are still very high – definitely in the top ten in the nation.  Regardless of these rates we know that any suicide death, one or more is too many, so the goal is zero.”

The Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director told the committee the commission launched a website in 2021 to provide resources for veterans and their families. Located at www.veteranbenefits.mo.gov, the site includes helpful information on mental health.

The director said, “It’s one that we know is a priority so it is prominent on our portal.” He noted that the site has received 20,000 hits to date, but needs more. “It’s not enough,” he said. “We need more. We need more veterans, we need more families to know about this and know that it is a site that they can go to reach resources that they need.”  The committee will meet again in August. 

Missouri Recognized as Leader in Election Security (HB 1878)  – As Missourians went to the polls on Tuesday, they did so with the knowledge that Missouri has some of the most secure elections in the country. Missouri’s election security will be further strengthened on August 28 when House Bill 1878 takes effect to implement a photo ID requirement along with other election integrity measures.

Lawmakers approved House Bill 1878 earlier this year and Gov. Parson signed the legislation into law. The bill contains a number of provisions designed to ensure safe, secure elections with timely, accurate results. It will require Missourians to present a photo ID when they go to vote, but will also allow people without a photo ID to cast a provisional ballot. It also requires the use of hand-marked paper ballots rather than electronic voting machines, mandates the use of air-gapped election equipment that prevents the possibility of electronic manipulation, authorizes the Secretary of State to audit election results, and requires all election authorities or political subdivisions to have cybersecurity reviews.

Because of the efforts of the General Assembly to approve House Bill 1878 during the 2022 General Assembly, the America First Policy Institute’s (AFPI) Center for Election Integrity recently recognized Missouri as a nationwide leader in election integrity.

For more information, contact Representative Patricia Pike at Patricia.Pike@house.mo.gov or call

573-751-5388.

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Bates County Sheriff’s Office Hiring

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applicants for a part-time position in their medical office. Job duties would include passing medications to inmates, filing and ordering medications.

No certifications are required for this part-time position at Bates County Sheriff’s Office. Training will be provided for the right candidate. The hourly rate of pay is $18.00 per hour.

For more information contact medical@batescountysheriff.com.

Bates County Coroner Report

On Monday evening, August 8th Bates County Coroner, Greg Mullinax responded to Cass Regional Medical Center following a traffic accident in Bates County at State Route AA and County Road 6001 just before 3:30PM.

Tony Radford, 42 of Butler, succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

Fatality Crash takes the life of a Butler man

The Missouri Highway Patrol along with the Bates County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway AA and County Road 6001 on Monday, August 8th at 3:28pm.

The accident occurred as two vehicles were traveling Northbound and a 1988 Mack, driven by Michael Willis, 35 of Archie, slowed to a stop at the intersection.  The 1993 White GMC, driven by Tony Radford, 42 of Butler, failed to stop and struck the rear on the Mack.

Tony Radford was transported to Cass Regional by Bates County EMS. Mr. Radford succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced at Cass Regional.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene by J’s Southland

Cleveland: Clay Palmer age 19

Clay Palmer, 19 of Cleveland, Missouri passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  Funeral services will be held jointly with his long-time friend Logan Meerkatz 3:00 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Cass Midway School, 5801 MO-2, Cleveland, Missouri, 64734.  A visitation will be held just prior from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm also at the school.  Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400).  Memorial contributions may be made to Iron Eagle Welding Academy.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Clay William Palmer was born March 24, 2003 in Royal Oak Michigan to Harold “Teejay” and Tracy Morse Palmer.  He grew up in Cleveland, Missouri and attended Cass Midway School and Career Center, graduating in 2022.  Clay was an active FFA member of the Trap Team and enjoyed playing varsity football.  He was also a member of Eagle Scout Troop 256 of Freeman, Missouri and excelled at 4-H Shooting events.  Clay had a passion for welding, and won several awards and scholarships, the Skills USA State Competition First Place Welding and Fabrication Team.  He continued on to compete on the national level.    Following graduation, Clay was attending Iron Eagle Welding Academy in Stockton.  He was looking forward to graduation, his dream career in welding, and having new adventures as he traveled for work.

Clay loved driving his truck and listening to music, working on his truck, and hanging out with friends.  He enjoyed working, and often times had two to three jobs, he never liked to sit still for very long.  He was an avid outdoorsman, fishing, hunting, and trap shooting with his grandpa’s gun.  Time spent in grandpa’s workshop sharing tools and conversations as they worked on his truck was very special to Clay. 

Clay will always be remembered for his smile, his favorite hats sitting atop his curly hair, the beard that allowed him to get away with things, and always wearing his cowboy boots and button shirt.  He was always prepared to hop in his truck for an adventure.

Clay was preceded in death by his grandma June M. Morse and grandfather William A. Palmer.  He is survived by his parents, Harold and Tracy Palmer of Cleveland, Missouri, half-brother Daryn Goff of Michigan, grandparents Bob and Joann Morse of Troy, Michigan, and Harry and Judy Eichstadt of Navarre, Florida, along with aunts and uncles, Rob and Leslie Morse of Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Rich and Theresa Flake of Bruce Crossings, Michigan, along with a great-aunt Linda Nelson of Hull,  Massachusetts, and many other extended family members and close friends.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative to Hold 84th Annual Meeting

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative to Hold 84th Annual Meeting

The 84th  Annual Meeting of the members of Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Association will be held at the Benson Center in Clinton, Missouri on Thursday, August 25, 2022. At the annual meeting, members exercise their rights as member/owners of their electric cooperative. The members learn how their cooperative is doing financially, elect three directors to serve a three-year term, and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Each registered member who attends will receive a commemorative gift and $5.00 credit on their electric bill.  Additional electric credit certificates and other prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Members must be present to win. Bbq Sandwiches by bates county cattlemen,  chips, and ice cream will be served between 5:00 – 7:00 pm. A reminder that the pool will not be open for use.

 Registration begins at 5:00 pm, with the business meeting convening at 7:00 pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Garden Party.  The offices at Butler and Clinton will only be open from 9:00-11:00 am on August 25h  due to annual meeting preparations. They would also like to remind members to bring their registration slip that is in the August issue of the Rural Missouri.

Harrisonville Cash Raffle Extended

The Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce has been selling raffle tickets for the past few months. The winner was to be announced on August 5th. The raffle deadline date has been extended to December 3rd.

A maximum of 500 tickets must be sold before the winner will be drawn. Those purchasing tickets must be 21 years old to win.

Tickets continue to be for sale at $25.00 per ticket. This gives one prize of $2,500.00 to one lucky raffle ticket holder.

Get your Cash Raffle tickets from the Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce by calling 816-380-5271 or see them online at HarrisonvilleChamber.com/cashraffle.

Ticket sale deadline extended to December 3rd 2022.

All towns and communities are welcome to purchase tickets!

Bring it Home for Veterans Poker Run

The Harrisonville VFW Post 4490 Auxiliary will host the Bring it Home for Veterans Poker Run on Saturday, August 20th.

Registration will be at 9am at the VFW Hall located at 1804 N Commercial Street in Harrisonville. Cost is $30.00 per rider and all registered participants will get a free pulled pork lunch.

Kick Stand up at 10am with stops along the route at the Fish Dock in Archie, Alley Tavern in Butler, Short Street in Montrose, Rockin C in Garden City, and back to the VFW Hall in Harrisonville.

Bring it Home for Veterans Poker Run will also have prizes, gun raffle, 50/50 raffle and T-shirts.

All proceeds from the Bring it Home for Veterans Poker Run on Saturday August 20th will benefit local Veterans.

For more information or the pre-register contact Robin at 816-256-1176 or Angela at 816-863-7806

Butler: City Wide Garage Sale Date Set for Fall

Garage Sale lovers will want to mark your September calendar for this falls Butler City Wide Garage Sale date.

The Butler Chamber of Commerce will host the one-day event on Saturday, September 10th.

Permits will be for sale by early September and City Wide maps will be distributed prior to the sale date.

Of course, the fall city-wide clean-up date will be set on the heels of the Butler City Wide Garage Sale.

More information will be available as the dates get closer. Just remember the Fall Butler City Wide Garage Sale is set for September 10th this year.

South Cass Tribune and the Pleasant Hill Times Have Merge to become The Tribune and Times

The merger was official on July 1st and is now publishing almost 3000 copies in print and on its way of dominating the news market with its website.  We are glad to serve you.

Everything that was in the Pleasant Hill Times and South Cass Tribune will still be in this paper.  We are excited about working together to give you excellence in news reporting in government, sports, people, and business in your local town.  
New Email Addresses:
advertising – advertising@tribuneandtimes.com  
Public Notices – legals@tribuneandtimes.com  
Obits and Classifieds – office@tribuneandtimes.com  
Editor – Dennism@tribuneandtimes.com  
Deadlines: Deadline for submission of publications (public notices) is Thursday 4:00 p.m.
Deadline for approval / cancellation is Friday 4:00 p.m.  
Deadline for Display ads is noon Friday and if design is needed, 5 business days ahead of Friday noon deadline.  
Deadline for Obits and Classifieds is Friday at 4 PM.

Butler Aquatic Center Dog Days of Summer

The Butler Aquatic Center is proud to announce the Dog Days of Summer, Sunday, August 14th, from 12 to 2 pm. 

There is a $1 entry fee and a limit of 2 dogs per paid patron.  All dogs must be on a leash.  Patrons are asked to use good judgment with their dogs and not bring dogs that may be aggressive towards other dogs or humans.  Your dog’s vaccinations must be up to date and each dog must wear identification and rabies tags.  Owners need to make sure and clean up after their dogs.  Bags will be provided.

Mayor Jim Henry will be there cooking hotdogs and other concessions will be available.

For a complete list of all the rules, go to the Butler Aquatic Center Facebook page.

That’s the Dog Days of Summer, Sunday, August 14th.

Fatality Crash takes the Lives of Three Teens

A fatality crash in Cedar County took the lives of three teenagers on Thursday, August 4th.  The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a one-car accident 3 miles East of Jerico Springs on Highway B at approximately 4:30pm.

The accident occurred when a 2006 Toyota Scion topped a hill became airborne then traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Three teens were ejected from the vehicle and lost our lives at the scene.

The driver Clay W. Palmer, 19 of Cleveland Missouri, along with passengers Ryan A. Chick, 18 of Cabool Missouri and Logan W. Meerkatz, 18 of Cleveland Missouri were all pronounced at the scene by the Cedar County Coroner.

Bradley K. Kidwell, 18 of Cabool Missouri received serious injuries and was flown to Cox South Hospital in Springfield Missouri

Taylor Q. Ranney, 18 of Mountain Grove Missouri received moderate injuries and was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield Missouri.

The Toyota was towed from the scene by Mikes Wrecker of Stockton Missouri.

Butler School New Online Registration

Attention Butler Parents and Students,

The new online registration module is now ready! Butler School is very excited to make registration faster and more efficient, eliminating much paperwork for you and their staff.

You will need to have online registration completed, submitted, and approved before Back to School night for elementary students.

Junior High and High School Students before coming to the building and getting their schedules.

Log in with your username and password using the following instructions. Your username will be your full email address. If you do not have or remember your password, you should have a reset password email in your inbox or can click “Forgot Password.”

Go to Butler School website: butlerr5.org then click Menu, and under “For Parents,” click Parent Portal. Enter your unique username and password.

Once you have successfully logged on, use the menu bar at the top to select your child and the area that you would like to view.

You will be prompted to complete online registration on a yellow bar across the screen. Click “View” to start registration.

Registration documents save as you enter them. You do not have to complete registration in one sitting. However, your registration will not be considered until you submit it completely. If you have questions or need help, please contact the Butler school directly.

Three Bates County Teachers Receive Grants from WGU Missouri

Three teachers from Bates County were recently awarded grants through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Andrea Martin, a first-grade teacher at Miami Elementary School in the Miami R-1 School District in Amoret, received a $300 grant to create an after-school STEM club. Stephanie Lovelace, a school counselor in the Ballard R-2 School District in Butler, received a $439 grant that will be used to purchase an elementary social skills kit for 5th grade students. Jackson Duncan, a 6th grade teacher in the Ballard R-2 District, received a $300 grant that will be used to purchase an Oculus Quest headset for his classroom. All three teachers learned they were selected for the grants in May when they were surprised with check presentations at their schools

Martin’s school does not offer many extracurricular activities geared toward elementary students, so she has decided to start an after-school STEM club for students in 1st through 6th grades, separating the younger and older grades from each other into two different groups. She hopes that by starting a free extracurricular STEM learning club, more students will be able to grow their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and take ownership of their learning, using the process of design, building, testing, troubleshooting, retesting and reflecting. She also hopes to make students aware of the different career choices they could have in their future. The grant Martin received from WGU Missouri will be used to buy STEM supplies for building, including rubber bands, popsicle sticks, clothespins, pipe cleaners, tape, cups, Play-doh and balloons. The funds will also be used to add a water bottle rocket launcher and propellers for future transportation STEM projects.

The $439 grant awarded to Lovelace will be used to purchase a Second Step Elementary Classroom Kit for grade 5 called “Confident and Responsible.” The kit includes activities, award-winning videos, and guided classroom discussions to help students understand the complexities of feelings and reactions so they can be ready to learn and deal with emotions and problems responsibly. Ballard R-2 currently doesn’t offer a social emotional learning curriculum, and Lovelace feels that by having this kit available for elementary students, they’ll be able to obtain the skills needed to deal with gossip and peer pressure. She believes they’ll also gain skills that will help them self-regulate their emotions so they can focus while in class and be fully engaged. Lovelace plans to tailor these lessons for all K-12 students, who she spends time with each week.

Duncan’s $300 grant will be used to purchase an Oculus Quest virtual reality system for his classroom. Duncan has been using his personal Oculus Quest in his classroom to help expand on various subjects in ways that would not be possible otherwise. Adding another device to his classroom will double the number of chances for students to take part in this innovative learning experience. The virtual reality component brings his teaching to life, allowing students to experience subjects in different ways. For instance, students can experience what it was like being in the trenches during World War I, travel through a virtual Jurassic Park to encounter dinosaurs face-to-face and create their own solar system and learn how gravity affects them. The Oculus provides a unique teaching experience that motivates the students to learn whatever subject matter is connected to it and keeps them fully engaged.

The innovative classroom projects were among 50 across Missouri chosen by WGU Missouri to receive funding. The nonprofit, fully online university issued a call in March for K-12 teachers across the state to nominate proposed classroom projects by April 17 for the opportunity to receive full or partial funding through its “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Nearly 200 nominations were received statewide. Most grants were awarded during Teacher Appreciation Week, which ran from May 2-6.

“We received nominations for some amazing classroom projects, and we are happy to bring so many to life through this year’s ‘Fund My Classroom’ initiative,” said Dr. Terrance Hopson, Regional Vice President of WGU Missouri. “When it comes to expanding classroom curriculum and employing innovative techniques to engage and challenge students, teachers are often limited by costs. This initiative is an opportunity for WGU to give back to teachers, who go above and beyond to educate our students, by providing them with funding they can use to further enhance learning both in and out of the classroom.”

To learn more about the “Fund My Classroom” initiative and the work WGU Missouri is doing to help teachers advance their careers, visit missouri.wgu.edu.  

About WGU Missouri

WGU Missouri is a competency-based, online university created to expand access to higher education for Missouri residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU Missouri faculty members serve as mentors, working one-on-one with students, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction.

Established in 2013 through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Missouri is open to all qualified Missouri residents. The university is nonprofit and self-sustaining on flat-rate tuition of about $7,600 per year for most programs. Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Nursing College programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*), and the Health

BCMH Requests ARPA Funds for Aging Ambulance Units

Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) has submitted applications to Bates County Commissioners requesting funding through the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for replacement of two aging ambulance units, and reimbursement for revamping the hospital’s central registration area to enhance infection prevention measures. BCMH seeks this funding in response to COVID-19, a disease that continues to pose a threat to Americans’ health. These funds would be used to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 to the general public: 

  1. A request for $600,000 for the replacement of two aging ambulances with an estimated cost of $300,000 per unit. (In 2021, BCMH replaced a 2010 model ambulance with approximately 300,000 miles; the new Unit 1 ambulance was purchased for approximately $265,000.) BCMH provides 911 ambulance services for Bates County residents without any subsidies, and currently operates four ambulances to meet the needs of the county. Due to the significant cost of an ambulance, the replacement program for these vehicles is staggered. Two of the hospital’s ambulances will need to be replaced soon. The need for replacement has been expedited due to the increased mileage related to transfers going further out when hospitals in Kansas City were full due to the pandemic. The investment in these vehicles is important and truly benefits all residents of the county.
  2. A request for $146,883 for reimbursement for revamping the hospital’s central registration to address infection control guidelines, a project completed in 2021. This project was developed with private, individual glass registration offices with physical barriers, accomplishing social distancing and privacy for patients and staff. BCMH would not have allocated or expended funds toward this project had it not been necessary to address the infectious nature of the COVID-19 virus.

Both requests made by BCMH fall under eligible use for ARPA funding, and “ambulances” are specifically listed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury under “Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF): Overview of the Final Rule”, page 14, a part of the American Rescue Plan.

The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 31

August 3, 2022

Unofficial election results from the St. Clair Co. Clerk:

Republican: US Senator: Lewis 12   Schmitt 540  Long 178  Greitens 350  Mowinski 3  Gardner 6  Porter 11  Hartzler 833  Sims 7  McCloskey 83  McElroy19  Chilton 2 Allen 13  Schatz 13  Tunnell 2  Schepers 0  Joiner 3  Olson 5  Breyfogle 2  McClannahan 4 Vaughn 10 Auditor: Gregory  792 Fitzpatarick 1118  Dist 4 Rep: Campbell 80  Bratlin 464  Irwin 227 Alford 501  Bruce 603  Burks 141  Labrue 31  Senator #28: Yarberry 271   Crawford 1540  Arnold 223  Rep #126: Kalberloh 1577  Kelsay 497  Judge: Rellihan 1800  Presiding Commissioner: Salmon 1167  Sherman 868  Clerk:Fletcher 1096  Nance 998  Recorder: Snodgrass 896  Jackson 1163  Treasurer: Shelby 1903  Attorney: Dysart 1834 Collector: Guffey 1921  Democrat: US Sen: Rolen 5  Ross 7  Wright 8  Shipp 5  Toder 3  Kunce 79  Kelly 8  Taylor 2  Kelly 6  Valentine 106  Harris 6  Auditor: Green  220 Rep #4: Truman 218   Clerk: Hubbard 224   Libertarian: Sen: Dine 2  Auditor: Hartwig 2  Rep: Langkraehr 2  Constitution: Sen: Venable 2

The annual Community Block Party, sponsored by Ellett Memorial Hospital and A.C. Clinic, will be Saturday, August 6, 2022.  The day will kick off with the 5K run/walk/bicycle at 7:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. in front of the Hospital.  EMH’s Auxiliary bake sale will be inside in the Hospital in the Dining Room.  Starting at 8:00 a.m., there will be multiple vendors set up on the outside lawn.  The Lab will have some special-priced lab draws available including BMP/TSH $25, BMP/LIPID Panel/TSH $30, Hemoglobin A1C $15, and PSA $15. Weather permitting, Life Flight Eagle will land at noon.  Thorni Ridge Exotics will have a petting zoo and bouncy house. KC Wolf will be making an appearance sometime throughout the event. There will be free hotdogs, chips, water and free sno-cones!  Watch Ellett Memorial Facebook page for further details. 

University of Missouri Extension has scheduled a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop at the Ellett Memorial Hospital Conference Room, 610 N. Ohio Street, Appleton City, MO 64724 every Thursday afternoon from August 11 to September 22 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Each course registrant will be provided a free copy of Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions as a reference for additional study and healthcare planning. The workshop is free and interested individuals can register for this six-week course by calling the University of Missouri Extension – St. Clair County Center at 417-646-2419 or e-mailing StClairCo@missouri.edu. This course is limited to 10 participants, so call to register right away. 

There will be Vacation Bible School at the Montrose Baptist Mission, 306 E. 2nd St. across from the R-14 School August 8-12, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m.-noon. Pre-K thru 7th graders are all welcome to attend. At Zoomerang VBS, you’ll marvel at the unforgettable wildlife, culture and beauty of Australia while exploring the wonder and value of life from the lives of pre born babies to eternal life in the kingdom of God!

Appleton City Fair will be August 11-13.  Early armbands will be $15 and are on sale Thursday at Food Fair and True Value until noon Thursday August 11. On the grounds, they will be $25. The schedule will be in the AC Journal and Mid America this week or see their Facebook page: Appleton City MO Fair. Booth forms are still available for pick-up at City Hall. Food forms have a check list to include all information or can be emailed. Contact acmolampkin@yahoo.com. Food type must be approved to avoid duplicate items nightly. The ads publication deadline has past. Contact Julie Cooper or 660-492-0131 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. or acmolampkin@yahoo.com

When the Carnival arrives in Appleton City they would like to hire workers to operate the rides, take tickets, and work in food concession for up to $15/hr.  You must be at least 16 years of age.  Interviews will be set up after they arrive Monday, August 8. Call then at 573-429-9604.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, August 14 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

Appleton City K-12 Back to School Bash and Open House will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18 on the baseball field. Join the teachers and staff in a fun filled evening.  Enjoy a hotdog and snow cone while filling out your students’ school registration forms.  Watch the kids play on the bounce house, obstacle course and outdoor games.  Take pictures while using photo props and meet your child’s teacher.  Call 660-476-2161 for info.

St. Clair Co. Cattlemen will meet 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August  9 at Landmark Restaurant in Lowry City, MO.  The speaker will be Wesley Tucker on Succession Planning. The sponsor is St. Clair County State Bank.

Casey’s in Appleton City is now open until midnight again.

Ellett Memorial Hospital outpatient specialist services for August.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointment: Aug 3– Upper GI, Colonoscopy -Dr. Vardakis, Aug 4 –OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Aug 11- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Aug 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 17 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Aug 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Aug 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Aug 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 25 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay  

Is your school, 501c3 not-for-profit organization, church, or governmental entity seeking funds for a project?  Truman Lake Community Foundation, Inc. can help. The Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2022 Application cycle opens August 1, 2022.  Grant applications must be completed online at https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=cfozarksgrants (be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2022) before the 5:00 pm August 31, 2022 deadline.  Awarded grants will be distributed in October 2022.  Any questions will be answered by emailing rburlshipman@gmail.com or calling 660-890-4150 and asking for Randy Shipman.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Aug 6       Ellett Memorial Hospital Block Party

Aug 8-12       Montrose Baptist Mission Vacation Bible School 9:00 a.m.-noon

Aug 11-13     AC Fair

Aug 14     Pancake and sausage breakfast at the Montrose Knight’s Hall 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

                     APPLETON CITY FAIR            

                                            AUGUST 11-13, 2022  

FAIR SCHEDULE                    

    ALL EVENTS ARE IN & AROUND FOREST PARK

    RAIN OPTION WILL BE POSTED 0N STAGE

WARNING—STREETS EAST AND NORTH OF PARK WILL BE CLOSED OFF, NIGHTLY. NO PARKING.

FOR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHILE THE CARNIVAL EQUIPMENT IS IN TOWN, FOREST PARK IS CLOSED

EXCEPT DURING FAIR HOURS. NO SMOKING IN PARK.

        PROUD SPONSOR FOOD BOOTHS-CH-Julie Cooper                     THURS, FRI, SATAC CHRISTIAN CHURCH—Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Nachos, PopJR. ACHIEVERS-Pulled Pork Sand, Frozen Custard, Pop                     THUR-AC FOOTBALL TEAM-Walking TacosFRI-ACHS AFTER PROM NIGHT—Walking TacosFRI—ST. CLAIR CO, CATTLEMEN—Steak Sandwich Meal       PROUD SPONSOR BOOTHS OTHER ITEMS-J. CooperELLETT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION-Gas Griddle  RaffleAC OPTIMIST—Dunking TankDUSTI’S DANCE ACADEMY-Enrollment for Dance Classes               PROUD SPONSOR EXHIBIT  inside park buildingAC LANDMARKS RESTORATION & MUSEUM–Photo Exhibit            & *Scavenger Hunt AC Fair & AC History                                                PROUD SPONSORSSt. Clair Co. State Bank                  Casey’s General StoreOsage Valley Electric Coop       H&E West MO Vet. ClinicRobert Salmon-St. Clair Co. Presiding CommissionerCommunity First Bank            All American Agency Group             Lampkin Stock Farm   Food Fair   Green’s Welding & SalesShelter Insurance                    Bartz Tax & AccountingLeroy Strope-St. Clair Co. North CommissionerRhonda Shelby-St. Clair Co. Treasurer    Mt. Hope RHI Club         St. Clair Co. Health Center        Fennewald Equip & RepairWest Central Missouri Community Action AgencyBulldog Towing & Auto Repair       Davis Duo Design SalonGeorge Lysinger St. Clair Co. Assessor       Zink Motor Co.Pam Guffey, St. Clair Co. Collector       Sur Gro Plant FoodPowell’s True Value                         Truman Water District                                                              Karen Hubbard-St. Clair Co. Circuit Clerk         AC JournalWade Auction Service, Inc.         Hill & Son Funeral HomeSummers Pharmacy                         Fennewald PlumbingCountry Wide Realty   Rural Roots   Old Mill Design StudioLittle Apple Learning Center                   P.E.O. SisterhoodPetals West Flower Shop      Don Payton, DDS     4th Street FikaAC Tractor & Auto Supply          Half Baked Take & BakeryMid America Shopper         Long’s Detail & Dent Specialist                             

No Entry Fees for events            CH= Event Chairman

             WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

LAST FULL DAY TO PURCHASE $15 CASH ARM BANDS at

  True Value or Food Fair, if not sold out.  Armbands on 

  on the Grounds $25.  

             OPEN NIGHTLY

Show Me Amusement Carnival      Proud Sponsor Booths

6-8:00 PM Photo Exhibit—Past Appleton City Park Bldg.

9:15 Nightly announcement of winners                                   

        THURSDAY, August 11

12:00 Pre-Armband Sales Over

7:00 Scavenger Hunt*Starts at Stage

7:15 Introduce Fair Grand Marshal

7:30 Farnum Family Bluegrass Gospel

         FRIDAY,  August 12

7:00 Parade* (line up 6:15 pm@5th Maple) CH-Long Bros.

7:30 Cedar Creek 80-90 Country  Gavin Fenwick Drums

       SATURDAY, August 13                     

5:00  Kids AC Games* 3-12 yrs.-CH-Shelley Davis

        Frog & Turtle Race, No Snapping or Water Turtles

6:10  Toddler’s Swim Suit Class 1,2,3,4 yrs  Sign up 5:40

           CH-Annie Johnson

6:45  Stout Baby Show   Under 1 year   Sign up 6:15

           CH-Linda Lampkin                    

8:00  Overload Band  ACHS Alumni

Chairman- Carnival-Linda Lampkin,  Sound Stage-Adam Logan

Grounds-Dewane Rice,  Social Media-Ronda Stout

General Linda Lampkin—660-476-5857

       or email acmolampkin@yahoo.com  Subject-AC Fair 

* Activity Prize will be Chamber Bucks

FACEBOOK PAGE:     Appleton City MO Fair

A TOKEN OF APPREICATION– ALL WHO PARTICIPATE, WILL

 RECEIVE A SOUVENIR OF THE FAIR, SO BECOME INVOLVED.  

This is the 9th in a series of commemorative tokens. 

“PARTICIPATION IS WHAT MAKES THE FAIR.”

 SEE YOU AT THE FAIR.  ENJOY MEMORIES IN AC.

 If you are  collecting the series and missed one, let Linda know.  They will be sought after in years to come.  Maybe ebay?

Harrisonville Annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament

Team and individual openings are available for the Harrisonville Public School Foundation’s Annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament on Friday, September 16, 2022.

The Tournament will be part of the Harrisonville High School Homecoming festivities and will take place at Hoots Hollow at Country Creek Golf Course beginning at 8 a.m. on September 16. Registration is available on-line at www.harrisonvilleschools.org/foundation or forms can be picked up at the Harrisonville district’s administrative offices located at 503 S. Lexington. Registration is $80 per golfer or $320 per team which includes green fees, a cart, and a buffet lunch following the tournament.

The Tournament will be played as a four-person scramble with two flights. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams in each flight, as well as for closest to the pin and longest drive.

The Foundation is also looking for Tournament sponsors. Three levels of sponsorship are available: True Wildcat ($1000), Royal Blue ($500), and White or Tee/Green ($100).

Monies raised through this event will fund foundation programming including teacher grants for innovative classroom programs which enhance the curriculum, the Excellence in Academics program which seeks to honor and foster academic excellence at HHS, and staff scholarships which provide opportunities for staff to enhance their learning.

For more information on the Foundation’s golf tournament, please contact Jill Filer at 380-2727, ext. 1224 or jill.filer@harrisonvilleschools.org

Harrisonville School Homecoming

Harrisonville School’s annual Homecoming event is set for Friday, Sept. 16 with the parade, coronation & football game, along with the Harrisonville Public School Foundation’s golf tournament.

Harrisonville’s 2022 theme is “A Groovy Harrisonville High School Homecoming.”

Parade registration is now open – https://forms.gle/EV5E8AEMbN6v2Exe9. There is a $10 registration fee payable to HHS Student Council. The parade will begin in the City Park, travel to the square and then back to City Park. Parade judges will be looking at entries that incorporate the theme along with showcasing the business or organization.

The Harrisonville queen coronation will take place prior to the football game at approximately 6:30, then the Wildcats will play the Warrensburg Tigers.

Homecoming t-shirt orders are due Aug. 26. Here’s the link to the order form – https://forms.gle/sJgUt9G7xi8GEuTH8 and you can pay online at this link – https://harrisonvilleschools.revtrak.net/hs/?fbclid=IwAR2UmJlK-GNPr6OuZ83F4hM-93s_xncrAxs3Rglr6_3LNIotppdBYQSD4Fc#/v/Homecoming-T-shirt

August 2nd Unofficial Election Results

REPUBLICAN PARTY
UNITED STATES SENATOR

PATRICK A LEWIS              27
ERIC SCHMITT                   918
BILLY LONG                       53
ERIC GREITENS                 501
BERNIE MOWINSKI          10
C.W. GARDNER                 4
DESHON PORTER              5
VICKY HARTZLER               1609     
DAVE SIMS                         9
MARK MCCLOSKEY           90
ERIC MCELROY                 13
DENNIS LEE CHILTON      3
ROBERT ALLEN                 8
DAVE SCHATZ                    14
HARTFORD TUNNELL      3
KEVIN C. SCHEPERS          2
RICKEY JOINER                  5
ROBERT OLSON                4
RUSSEL PEALER BREYFOGLE JR    3
DARRELL LEON MCCLANAHAN lll 4
CURTIS D. VAUGHN         22

FOR STATE AUDITOR
DAVID GREGORY              1201
SCOTT FITZPATRICK         1596

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 4

JIM ( SOUPY) CAMPBELL                59
RICK BRATTIN                                  691
WILLIAM (BILL) IRWIN                   248
MARK ALFORD                                 1864
KALENA BRUCE                                253
TAYLOR BURKS                                105
KYLE STONNER LABRUE                 51          

FOR STATE REPRESENTATAIVE DISTRICT 62

BING SCHIMMELPFENNING          328
JESSICA JANE LEVSEN                     311
SHERRI GALLICK                               542

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 125
ANDREW HURT                                279
DANE DIEHL                                      1694
DENNIS TURNER                             121

FOR ASSOCIATE CIRCUIT JUDGE

JULIE A HIGHLEY                              2513

PRESIDING COMMISSIONER

JIM WHEATLEY                                1607
CONNIE PRUDEN                            826
JEREMY A CASSADAY                      833

COUNTY CLERK

JAMI PAGE                                        2168
MEGHAN MOONEY ROBBINS       1084

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

SHELLI WHITE                   2654

RECORDER OF DEEDS

DANYELLE BAKER             2537

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

HUGH C JENKINS              2613

DEMOCRATIC PARTY
FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR

LEWIS ROLEN                    12
GENA ROSS                        5
CARLA COFFEE WRIGHT  22          
JOSH SHIPP                        4
SPENCER TODER               13          
LUCAS KUNCE                   116
JEWEL KELLY                     15
CLARENCE ( CLAY) TAYLOR           6
PAT KELLY                          12
TRUDY BUSCH VALENTINE            198
RONALD (RON) WILLIAM HARRIS 2

STATE AUDITOR

ALAN GREEN                     369

UNITED STATES REPRESENTTIVE DISTRICT 4

JACK TRUMAN                  375

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 62
JIM HOGAN                        155

LIBERTARIAN PARTY
FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR
JONATHAN DINE              5            

STATE AUDITOR

JOHN A HARTWIG JR.      5

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 4

RANDY LANGKRAEHR      5

STATE REPRESENTATIVE
DISTRICT 125

ROBERT E SMITH              2

CONSTITIUTION PARTY FOR
UNITED STATES SENATOR

PAUL VENABLE                 4

NOT PARTISAN PARTY
CHARLOTTE TOWNSHIP QUESTION

SHALL CHARLOTTE TOWNSHIP LEVY AN
ADDITIONAL TAX RATE OF $0.3500 ON THE $100 VALUATION FOR A
PERIOD OF FOUR YEARS?

YES                        46
NO                        66

Bates and Cedar County Deputies Arrest Car Thief

On Friday July 29th Bates County Deputies were patrolling the Rich Hill area. A deputy observed a 2020 F150 vehicle driven by William Swarnes. Before the Deputy was able to turn around his vehicle, he lost sight of him in the Rich Hill area.

Shortly after that encounter Bates County deputies were advised by Cedar County Sheriff’s Office that they had released William Swarnes from jail and a white 2020 F150 was stolen within 10 minutes of his release.

A deputy from Cedar County had responded to the Rich Hill area knowing that Swarnes would be traveling in that area. The Cedar County Sergeant located the stolen truck abandoned on 4th and Cherry Street in Rich Hill.

Cedar County began working with Bates County Deputies to identify locations that Swarnes would be hiding. Deputies went 401 E Spruce to the Derr Camper and heard him talking with Mrs. Derr. When they knocked on the door Derr stated that no one else was in the camper. When confronted about the voices she insisted that she was talking on the phone.

Bates County Deputies were given consent to search the camper where they located William Swarnes under a blanket. Swarnes was taken into custody and released to the Cedar County Sergeant where he was transported to Cedar County Jail.

Mrs. Derr was taken into custody and placed on a 24 hour hold where charges were applied to the Prosecutor for hindering Prosecution.

While in Cedar County William Swarnes was arrested while in possession of a stolen vehicle. The agency that arrested him arrested and released him pending formal charges.

Cedar County has issued a warrant for these current charges of stealing a motor vehicle with a bond of $25,000 cash only.

On 3/24/22 Swarnes was charged with one count of knowingly burning and two counts of receiving stolen property. Swarnes was released on a $10,000 signature bond

On 04/25/2022 Swarnes pled guilty to stealing a motor vehicle unrelated to the above pending charges and received the following: 7 YEARS DOC, SES, 5 YEARS PROBATION, 40 HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE BY 11/1/2022, $8575 RESTITUTION AS ORDERED

Sheriff Anderson says, “We are very acquainted with Swarnes and have recovered many stolen items to include vehicles, trailers and equipment from him or his residence. Swarnes is a persistent offender and has a long and lengthy arrest records streaming from Bates County to Springfield. It’s past time for our legislators to repeal catch and release and start putting career criminals, like Swarnes, behind bars and start protecting our citizens who work hard every day for their livelihoods. We are in a very volatile time in our country, people are struggling, and people are going to start taking things in their own hands if our legislators don’t start protecting Missourians.”

Bates County Coroner Report for June and July

It August already, I see another heat warning, so I’ll renew my caution about hydration and paying attention today. Thus far, this is the first summer I’ve not attributed any deaths to heat exposure and I pray that continues to be the case. Still, it never hurts to check on your friends today and tomorrow.

Investigation has concluded into a death May 23 wherein a gentleman was found deceased in the cab of a semi-truck. Autopsy results are final and combined with scene investigation, the death is accidental in nature.

On June 11th I was contacted for a jurisdictional referral from Jackson County Medical Examiner of a death in Jackson County following an incident in Bates County. Investigation by medical record revealed the death to be accidental in nature.

On June 13th we were called to a residence in Butler by Butler Police wherein family members had found a female deceased. Death was determined to be natural in manner.

On June 21st we responded to the Bates County Memorial Hospital ER where a female had been pronounced following a response and transfer from EMS. Investigation revealed death due to natural causes.

During the month of June, the office reviewed 4 reports of deaths attended by nursing home or hospice.

On July 7 we were called to a residence in Butler where family members found a gentleman deceased in his residence. Pending test results, the case remains open at this time.

On July 13 we responded to a residence in Adrian after family members found a female deceased in her home. Investigation revealed death due to natural causes.

On July 14 we responded to a residence in Butler where family members found a male deceased in his home. Investigation revealed death to be accidental in nature.

On July 22 we responded to a residence outside Butler where a female was found deceased by family members. This case also remains open pending some test results.

On July 25 we responded to a residence in Rich Hill where a female was found deceased by family members. Pending additional testing the case is open at this time.

On July 29 we were contacted by report of a death at Bates County Memorial Hospital ER; investigation reveals a death due to natural causes.

For the month of July, the office reviewed 6 reports of death under hospice/nursing care.

A public office is a public trust. Thank you for reading my report.

Greg Mullinax

Bates County Coroner

Vernon County Jail fully staffed for first time in two years

The Vernon County Jail has filled its last openings for the detention and transport divisions after being short staffed for more than two years.

According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, new trainees in the Vernon County Jail In-House Academy will complete their training this week and begin their hands-on training in the jail.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said a combination of increased pay and programs like the “become a deputy” intuitive have made all the difference. “We started a program where people can start in the jail and then apply to attend the police academy with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office.”

Mosher said one of the other biggest factors that has increased the application pool is the change in pay. “Our jail staff were making less than some of our local fast-food restaurants,” said Mosher. The pay for jail staff was increased in July from $13 per hour to more than $16 per hour.

The Sheriff said there have been other jails in the area closed because of staffing issues so he is very grateful to be able to announce the Vernon County Jail is at full staffing capacity.

Mosher said they are still receiving applications and have had to notify people that they are on a waiting list for any future openings. The current academy class will end on Tuesday and the new employees will start what is called FTO or Field Training Officer portion of their training.

BATES COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE CORPORATE SPONSORS  2022

(As of July 30, 2022)

Platinum Level – $750.

 Adrian Bank                             Bates County Memorial Hospital                               

Adrian Optimist Club                   Butler Rotary Club

 Radio 92.1

                                               Gold Level – $500.

                Dirks Heavy Contractors                   Glory Realty

                Stephens-Heffner Financial            MedicaLodges of Butler

                                           Silver Level – $250.

                Osage Valley Electric Co-op           Custom Creations by Harvest Hill

                American Family Insurance           Oerke Farms

                 Bates Co. Cattlemen’s Assn.          Sonic of Butler

                 World Finance Corp.                     DSWA Certified Public Accountants

   Bronze Level – $100.

                Burton’s Garage                    Heiman Agri-Services

                LPL Financial                        Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel

                MidWest Lumber                    Rolling Meadows Vet Hospital

                 Community First Bank             McBee’s Bratwurst

                 Butler Abstract and Title          Bates County Elks

                 Cox Feed Store                       Patriot Auto Body & Collision

                 Xtreme Motors                        Ellett Memorial Hospital

                 The Computer Aisle                 Heartland Hospice

                 Byrd’s Pecan Delights              Pitts Realty

                 Adrian Kreisler Drug                Corner Hardware & Plumbing

                 Bryan Wade – Auctioneer         Koehn Bakery

                 Mid-America News-Shopper / Bates County Live

Attention Miami Elementary Parents

Miami School has some exciting news for parent of Pre-K through 6th grade! Thanks to the generous donations of the community, Friendship Club, Miami School Alumni, Living Word Adventist Fellowship, and unused funds when Wesley Hubbard had a fundraiser/ community donation back to school drive a couple of years ago, Miami School will now be able to purchase gym shoes for each elementary student.

These shoes will stay at the school and be used for PE and at the end of the year students will take them home.

Parents can text 660-464-0132 or call 660-267-3480 or send a message on Miami Facebook page.

Miami School will need your child’s name, grade, and shoe size.

Pass the word and get the information to Miami School as soon as possible! It’s will take a little while to shop for 89 pairs of shoes! And, they would like to have them for the kids the first day!

Foundation Seeks Community Involvement for Proposed Regional Activity Center 

The Bates County Community Health Foundation (BCCHF) has begun preliminary efforts to explore the construction of a community center and invites members of the community to be involved.

In May, the Board of Directors of Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) was approached by an investment broker. The broker had set up a trust several years ago to be used toward a Community Center for the Butler area and requested that it be constructed on the BCMH campus.

An Action Committee has been organized to spearhead this project. In the next month, the committee will meet with several architects and YMCA officials to explore the best options.

In 2019, BCMH completed a Community Health Needs Assessment in which the hospital held town hall meetings for residents of Bates County. The hospital retained a consultant who published a report based on community feedback, and the findings showed a community center was top on the list.

The project has temporarily been named: “Proposed Regional Activity Center” to include everyone from the Bates County area. All donations for a community center will be routed through BCCHF, a tax-deductible charity.

How the Community Can Help:

Complete a survey indicating your interest in what you and your family would utilize in a regional activity center: https://forms.gle/Vtr6GETQwFFrGPaj7

NRMC Earns 5-Star Rating

Nevada Regional Medical Center recently earned a 5-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest rating a hospital can achieve. The overall star rating is based on 48 quality measures in five different categories. To earn a 5-star rating, NRMC met or exceeded the national benchmark in all 5 categories, which include: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.

“We are most pleased with the recent news that NRMC has been designated a 5-Star Hospital,” says Jason Anglin, NRMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “This has certainly been a team effort, as everyone has pulled together to consistently provide our patients with excellent care and quality services. Nationwide, only about 14% of hospitals achieve a 5-Star Rating.”



Nevada Regional Medical Center believes that their continued commitment to “Caring with P.R.I.D.E.” (Professionalism, Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence) has helped them earn this prestigious 5-star rating.

92.1 Election Results August 2nd

Bates County will go to the polls on Tuesday, August 2nd. The election results will be broadcast live from the studios of 92.1. Join us live or hear it on the web as we stream from www.921news.com or read the unofficial results on the KMAM KMOE Facebook page after all precincts arrive. Polls are open from 6 am until 7 pm.

Osage Valley Electric Annual Meeting

The 84th Annual Meeting of the members of Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Association will be held at the Benson Center in Clinton, Missouri on Thursday, August 25, 2022. At the annual meeting, members exercise their rights as member/owners of their electric cooperative. The members learn how their cooperative is doing financially, elect three directors to serve a three-year term, and enjoy an evening of entertainment.  Each registered member who attends will receive a commemorative gift and $5.00 credit on their electric bill.  Additional electric credit certificates and other prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Members must be present to win. Sandwiches, chips, and ice cream will be served between 5:00 – 7:00pm.  Registration begins at 5:00pm, with the business meeting convening at 7:00pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Garden Party.  The offices at Butler and Clinton will only be open from 9:00-11:00am on August 25h  due to annual meeting preparations. Osage Valley would also like to remind members to bring their registration slip that is in the August issue of the Rural Missouri.

Online Osage Valley voting will also be available again this year from August 1-24, 2022, for those unable to attend in person, or for those choosing the convenience of online voting.  Online voters will receive a $5.00 bill credit on their electric account.  A drawing for electric credit certificates will also be done for members registering online.  Check the Osage Valley website (www.osagevalley.com) or Facebook page for a link to the online voting portal during August 1-24, 2022.  Members that vote online will not be permitted to vote in person at the annual Osage Valley meeting if attending.

Back to School Sales Tax Weekend Dates

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, and runs through Sunday, August 7. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only. Remember, the Sales Tax weekend begins August 5th through the 7th.

Foundation Seeks Community Involvement for Proposed Regional Activity Center

In May, the Board of Directors of Bates County Memorial Hospital was approached by an investment broker who had set up a trust several years ago to be used toward a Community Center for the Butler area and requested that it be constructed on the BCMH campus. A committee has been organized and meetings have begun to spearhead this project.

In 2019, BCMH completed a Community Health Needs Assessment in which the hospital held town hall meetings for residents of Bates County. The hospital retained a consultant who published a report based on community feedback, and the findings showed a community center was top on the list.

The project has temporarily been named: “Proposed Regional Activity Center” in order to include everyone from the Bates County area. All donations for a community center will be routed through the Bates County Community Health Foundation, known as BCCHF, a tax-deductible charity. This project will be entirely under the foundation’s direction.

The committee has had three meetings to date and will start meeting with architects from three different companies on July 27th to determine building plans and the best location on the BCMH campus. The committee will also meet with YMCA officials on August 2nd to explore that option as well.

Anyone wishing to serve on a committee and be involved in this venture for the community may contact a member of the committee. Committee members are Linda L. Jennings, Mike Taranto , David Hilgenberg , Greg Weaver, Larry Burch, Larry Hacker, Chance Hedrick, Chris White, Jeremy Jones and Shanya Hedrick.

Watch for an online survey distributed by local media coming soon, and please take the time to fill it out. The committee values your feedback. Check for updates at https://www.bcmhospital.com/bcchf-news/

The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 30

July 27 2022

University of Missouri Extension has scheduled a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop at the Ellett Memorial Hospital Conference Room, 610 N. Ohio Street, Appleton City, MO 64724 every Thursday afternoon from August 11 to September 22 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Each course registrant will be provided a free copy of Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions as a reference for additional study and healthcare planning. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop is free and interested individuals can register for this six-week course by calling the University of Missouri Extension – St. Clair County Center at 417-646-2419 or e-mailing StClairCo@missouri.edu. This course is limited to 10 participants, so call to register right away. 

The annual Community Block Party, sponsored by Ellett Memorial Hospital and A.C. Clinic, will be Saturday, August 6, 2022.  The day will kick off with the 5K run/walk/bicycle at 7:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. in front of the Hospital.  EMH’s Auxiliary bake sale will be inside in the Hospital in the Dining Room.  Starting at 8:00 a.m., there will be multiple vendors set up on the outside lawn.  The Lab will have some special-priced lab draws available including BMP/TSH $25, BMP/LIPID Panel/TSH $30, Hemoglobin A1C $15, and PSA $15. Weather permitting, Life Flight Eagle will land at noon.  Thorni Ridge Exotics will have a petting zoo and bouncy house. KC Wolf will be making an appearance sometime throughout the event. There will be free hotdogs, chips, water and free sno-cones!  Watch Ellett Memorial Facebook page for further details. 

The GFWC –Achievers have donated and installed a pole light in Forrest Park, which is ready for use in time for the fair.

The ACHS gym will be closed for floor refinishing until August 5. During this time, there can be no traffic on the gym floor.

Appleton City K-12 Back to School Bash and Open House will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18 on the baseball field. Join the teachers and staff in a fun filled evening.  Enjoy a hotdog and snow cone while filling out your students’ school registration forms.  Watch the kids play on the bounce house, obstacle course and outdoor games.  Take pictures while using photo props and meet your child’s teacher.  Call 660-476-2161 for info.

Appleton City Fair will be August 11-13.  The Parade will be 7:00 p.m. August 12. This year’s theme is Summer Fun. Many activities happen that could become a float. Line up at 6:15 p.m. at the Baptist Church (5th and Poplar). Horses unload on North Hickory Street and line up on 5th Street toward Poplar.  PARTIPATION makes the fair.  The schedule will otherwise be similar to previous years. Early armbands will be $15 and will be on sale August 1 at Food Fair and True Value until Thursday August 11 at 12:00. On the grounds, they will be $25. The schedule should come out in the AC Journal and Mid America next week or see their Facebook page: Appleton City MO Fair. Appleton City Booth forms are available for pick-up at City Hall. Food forms have a check list to include all information or can be emailed. Contact acmolampkin@yahoo.com. Food type must be approved to avoid duplicate items nightly. Deadline to be included in published information is Tuesday, July 26. Contact Julie Cooper or 660-492-0131 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. or acmolampkin@yahoo.com

When the Carnival arrives in Appleton City they would like to hire workers to operate the rides, take tickets, and work in food concession.  You must be at least 16 years of age.  Interviews will be set up after they arrive Monday, August 8. Call then at 573-429-9604.

The Ellett Memorial Foundation Board is raffling off a 5 Burner Even Embers Gas Griddle to be given at the AC Fair on Saturday, August 13. Tickets are $10 each or 2 for $15.  See any Foundation Member or get your tickets at Ellett Memorial Hospital.  Leroy Swopes, Robbie Rotert, Paul Noble, Chris Green, Denice Nitchals, Bill Brownsberger, Laura Smith, April Loney or Julee Snyder.

Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a Back to School Clothing Give-A-Way August 22. They will accept donations suitable for school age children (K-12).  This is an advance notice, so when you are pulling out those outgrown items, you’ll have a place for them to go.  Items may be dropped off at the church August 15 – 19.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, August 14 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

Producers, mark your calendars for Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. for the Grain Storage Tour at Seed and Farm Supply in Lamar. Tim Clarkson with MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute will speak on Safety Basic for Every Farm. Live demos and tour of Seed and Farm Supply will follow. Hamburgers and hotdogs provided by Seed and Farm Supply. RSVP to 417-682-3579 or email scheidtjk@missouri.edu by August 1 to guarantee your meal. This event is free and open to the public.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City outpatient specialist services for July and August.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointment: July 27 –Ortho-Dr. Gray, July 28 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay,  Aug 3– Upper GI, Colonoscopy -Dr. Vardakis, Aug 4 –OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Aug 11- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Aug 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 17 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Aug 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Aug 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Aug 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 25 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay  

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 27     50+ Social Club meeting 6:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

Aug 2       Primary election day

Aug 6       Ellett Memorial Hospital Block Party

Aug 11-13     AC Fair

Aug 14     Pancake and sausage breakfast at the Montrose Knight’s Hall 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Blood and platelet donors needed now to help prevent a seasonal blood shortage

The American Red Cross has faced a concerning drop in blood and platelet donations this summer. Donors are needed to make an appointment to give in August to help prevent a blood shortage.

The decline in donations has caused the Red Cross blood supply to shrink nearly 20% in recent weeks. The availability of blood products will continue to decline if donations do not increase. People should not wait until they hear there is a blood shortage to give. Type O negative blood donors and platelet donors are especially needed now.

“This is a concerning trend that may soon make it tougher to keep blood products stocked on hospital shelves,” said Paul Sullivan, Red Cross senior vice president of donor services. “By choosing a time to give now, donors can help pump up the blood supply for those in immediate need of lifesaving care and those who rely on transfusions for treatment.”

Donors can schedule an appointment to donate using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Fuel up on us

As blood and platelet donations drop, gas prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. As a thank-you,

all who come to give Aug. 1-31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win gas for a year, a $6,000 value. There will be three lucky winners. Everyone who comes to give blood or platelets in August will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice.*

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 1-15:

Bates

Rich Hill

8/2/2022: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Rich Hill Christian Church, 300 E Walnut (A Highway)

Blood drive safety 

The Red Cross follows a high standard of safety and infection control. The Red Cross will continue to socially distance wherever possible at blood drives, donation centers and facilities. While donors are no longer required to wear a face mask, individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask for any reason. The Red Cross will also adhere to more stringent face mask requirements per state and/or local guidance, or at the request of blood drive sponsors. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at a drive.  

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. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Custom made Letter Jackets for local schools available at Custom

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After-hour fittings available. Custom Creation is known for their

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Butler: Community Meeting August 2nd

The Mayor of Butler and the City Council would like to invite the citizens of Butler to a Community Meeting.

The City of Butler is working with Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission to create a new comprehensive plan for the city.

The Butler City Council would like your input on the future of the city of Butler and the direction it should go. The Community Meeting will take place on August 2, 2022 at Bates Social located at 18 N. Delaware on the Butler Square.

The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. with a brief city council meeting prior to the community meeting.

The City of Butler hopes that everyone in the community can intend and add input.

Linn County Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull

The 2022 Linn County Fair & Rodeo will be August 5th thru August 13th in Mound City Kansas. 

The Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull will on Sunday, August 7th with gates opening at 5pm and engine starting at 7pm in the Arena. Come early to get the best seats.

Advance tickets for the Outlaw Truck and Tractor pull are $15.00 for adults and can be purchased from Queen Candidates or from area businesses.

Tickets at the gate will be $18.00 for adults, kids 6 years to 12 years old are $5.00 and kids 5 years and younger are free.

Local Businesses with advance tickets to the Linn County Fair Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull

Farmers State Bank, Blue Mound  

Linn County News, Pleasanton  

Prescott State Bank, Prescott  

Labette Bank, La Cygne  

Labette Bank, Pleasanton  

Linn County Extension Office, Mound City  

Family Center, Paola  

Peoples Telecom, La Cygne  

1-Stop, Parker  

Headlines By Kyla, Mound City

Linn County Fair Queen Candidates

The 2022 Linn County Fair & Rodeo will be August 5th thru August 13th in Mound City Kansas.  Nightly event tickets may be purchased from Queen candidates.

Queen Candidates for the 2022 Linn County Fair and Rodeo are

Remi Rothlisberger who may be reached at 913-980-3088

Taryn Poole who may be reached at 620-224-7096

Mia Meik who may be reached at 503-530-9916

Linn County Queen Candidate phone numbers may also be found at 921news.com

Ticket prices and more information for the Linn County Fair can be found at www.linncountyfair.org

City of Butler Codes Officer Position Available

The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position in the Administrative Department for a Codes Officer.  The salary range is $35,000 to $45,000 per year depending upon qualifications.  They offer employer fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance and the MO LAGERS Retirement system.  Successful candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, or any equivalent combination of education and experience, and a valid driver’s license.  Also required is one or more years in the construction field and/or experience as a Codes Officer.  Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing are required.  Applications are available at Butler City Hall, 22 West Ohio Street, or on the web at https://www.cityofbutlermo.com.  The City of Butler is an equal opportunity employer.  Position is open until filled.

Fatality Accident in St. Clair County

The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a Fatality Motorcycle accident at 7:58pm on Sunday, July 24th at MO 13 at Truman Road in Osceola in St. Clair County.

The accident occurred when a 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan Motorcycle, ridden by David Singleton, 66 of Osceola, overturned and ejected the rider.

Mr. Singleton was airlifted to Cox South Hospital in Springfield where he succumbed to his injuries and pronounce deceased.

The Kawasaki was removed from the scene by a friend.

Scholastic Book Sponsors Needed for Butler Elementary Teachers

It’s that time of year again! School is quickly approaching. Butler Elementary School teachers are asking for donations to help their students with getting one free book each month from the Scholastic book orders.

What exactly is a book sponsor?? Each month, Scholastic sends out flyers for students and families in which they feature a monthly book special. What the teachers are asking for is to be able to purchase 1 book per month for each student in their classroom. The total for 1 student would be $14.00. Each classroom needs a sponsor for each student in that classroom.  

This is a great way to get books into the hands of students all year long! They get so excited when the monthly book box arrives!

If you are interested in being a book sponsor for your student classroom, contact their teacher for more details.  By being a book sponsor you are fostering a love of reading with the children!!!

Cass County Sheriff’s Rodeo

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary is excited to host the Cass County Sheriff’s Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, September 30th and October 1st at the Harrisonville North Park Rodeo Grounds.

The goal of the CCSO Auxiliary is to provide a premiere benefit rodeo that will support their commitment to public safety and children through the efforts of the Sheriffs Auxiliary.

Through their concerted efforts, Cass County Sheriffs Auxiliary will provide a memorable experience for the community and its participants. The event brings a better understanding of the relationship between Law Enforcement and the public.

“The Sheriff’s Auxiliary is delighted to bring back this fun and family friendly Rodeo to the area. Our goal is to assist the Sheriff’s office in helping keep the residents of Cass County safe” said Auxiliary President Darren Rew.

Proceeds benefit the Sheriff’s Auxiliary, a volunteer 501(c)(3) public service organization. The CCSO Auxiliary provides support to the community through children programs and specialized team assistance. The Auxiliary has funded more than $50,000 for D.A.R.E., Tan Santa, Law Enforcement Wellness, Benevolence Fund, Family Support, K9, and UAV programs.

“We are excited to be part of this family friendly event. The Auxiliary is a key part of our office and the programs funded from the proceeds are essential to support the men and women who provide quality public safety to the County.” Sheriff Jeff Weber

The C.R. McKellips Rodeo Co. will provide a Friday and Saturday night performance sanctioned by the United Rodeo Association and Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association.

For more information or questions about sponsorship email rodeo@cassmosheriff.org

Osage Valley Electric Coop Capital Credits

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative (OVEC) is continuing its long-standing practice of retiring capital credits to its members. The OVEC Board of Directors has elected to retire approximately $1,000,000 in capital credits effective August 1, 2022.

OVEC is a not-for-profit member-owned utility that operates at cost. Revenues above the cost of doing business are allocated to the members annually in the form of capital credits. The board of directors vote to retire capital credits when the financial condition of the cooperative will not be impaired.

The decision to retire capital credits again this year was made due to the continued financial strength and sound management of the cooperative.

This year we are returning margins from the years 1995 and 2021. Your share is figured based on the amount of electricity you used during each of those years. Current members that are eligible will receive this refund as a credit on their August 1st bill.

Former members who no longer have service with the cooperative will receive their refund in the form of a check by mail. If you were not a member during any of these years, you will not receive a refund this year.

It is important for both current and former members to maintain a current address on file with OVEC so that we can ensure any retirements due to them will be received.

PSC APPROVES CHANGE IN EVERGY MISSOURI WEST DSIM CHARGE

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Evergy Missouri West, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri West to adjust the Demand Side Programs Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills.

The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line-item on customer bills, allows Evergy Missouri West to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA).

A residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month will see the charge decrease by approximately $2.31 a month effective August 1, 2022.

Evergy Missouri West provides electric service to customers in the Missouri counties of Bates, Cass, Henry, St. Clair, and Vernon.

Sheldon residents in jail after K-9 alerts to drugs on traffic stop

Two Sheldon residents are being held in the Vernon County jail after a traffic stop led to the seizure of suspected methamphetamines.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said detectives with his office made a traffic stop near the 300 block of North Osage Blvd Wednesday morning, July 20th, and requested a K-9 unit to respond. During the stop, K-9 Creed alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle.

The suspected illegal drugs were then seized and two people placed under arrest. The suspects in the case have been identified as 33-year-old Ashley Danner and 40-year-old Daniel Hall, both of Sheldon MO.

Danner and Hall were charged on Thursday, July 21st with Delivery of a Controlled Substance and are being held in the Vernon County Jail with no bond.

Schell City: Laura Hicks Wins “Missouri Queen for Weight Loss”

Congratulations are in order for Laura Hicks of Schell City. Laura has been involved with a program called tops ( which stands for take-off pounds sensibly), Laura was recently crowned “TOPS” Missouri Queen for her weight loss success. Laura is reaching out to the community to share her journey with the Tops Weight Loss Program.

Losing weight can seem intimidating, especially when you consider that 1 in 3 American adults are obese and Missouri has an obesity rate of 34%. Obesity can cause an array of medical conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. In addition, during our present situation with COVID-19, those that are obese are at a higher risk to contract the Coronavirus. But by committing to a healthier lifestyle, people can achieve weight loss and overall wellness.

For instance, Laura Hicks of Schell City has lost 123 pounds through the non-profit TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non–commercial weight loss, education, and support organization. Additionally, Laura was recently crowned TOPS Missouri Queen for her weight loss success, meaning she lost more weight than any other TOPS female member in the entire state and reached her goal weight.

Last year, Missouri TOPS members lost a total of 9,544 pounds. Laura attributes her weight loss success to the support she received from her fellow TOPS members, along with portion control and regular exercise. 

In the hopes of helping others, Laura is willing to share her story. 92.1 will be talking with Laura as an interview is scheduled in the near future.

TOPS has been fighting obesity since its founding in 1948. TOPS has tens of thousands of members – male and female, age seven and older – in its network of thousands of weight-loss support chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

Rich Hill: Stolen Power Tools

Thieves broke into a mobile home residence in Rich Hill on Wednesday, July 20th or Thursday, July 21st. The suspects gained access to the trailer home by breaking down the back door.

Power tools and other miscellaneous items were stolen from 506 East Myrtle Street in Rich Hill. If you see or hear of a person or persons selling used Milwaukee or Dewalt Power tools contact the Rich Hill Police Department.

Cameras have now been installed to alert the owner of motion on the property.

ELECTIONS 101:  by Marlene Wainscott, Bates County Clerk

ELECTIONS 101:  by Marlene Wainscott, Bates County Clerk

The election process begins long before Election Day.  Candidate filings, ballot printing, selection of judges/workers, absentee voting, election worker training, and publication of election notices are just a few of the many tasks performed. 

The long election days are now gone. The polling place hours were the same as now, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., but the manual counting of the ballots extended the Election Day until the early hours of the next day.   Errors made by the poll workers are a thing of the past.  The optical scan machine tabulates the votes when the ballot is fed by the voter.   The machines are not connected to the internet!   

Steps are taken by all poll workers to ensure the integrity of elections. Unvoted ballots are initialed by the judges.  During the day the judges make sure the number of ballots cast matches the number of voters that have signed the poll pad.  

At the close of Election Day the Supervisory Judges, consisting of a Democrat and a Republican, return the election materials including the voted ballots in a sealed container.  The transport media with totals are downloaded and printed for the unofficial election night results.  This also eliminates the chance for human error. 

Following the election the results are verified by a Democrat and Republican team.  A precinct is selected by the team and races are manually tallied to match the machine totals.  The election is certified after the verification team has completed the canvass.   

Bates County can be proud that the election process is and has always been fair, honest, and non-partisan, with checks and balances to ensure the integrity of every vote cast.   

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Bates County Sheriff Address Concerns about FBI Audit and CCW Files

From the desk of Bates County Sheriff Anderson.

Sheriff Anderson has received numerous calls and questions in reference to this letter sent to the FBI from the Missouri Attorney General in regards to CCW files that the Missouri Sheriffs are responsible for. This stemmed from a CJIS (criminal justice information service) compliance audit.

Sheriff Anderson wants to assure you that his office and its members are some of the biggest supporters of the 2nd Amendment and have taken oaths to protect those rights.

Missouri law strictly prohibits the sharing of any CCW permit information in the possession of Missouri Sheriff’s. The Bates County Sheriff’s Office will ensure those files are secure and are in compliance with state statute.

Sheriff Anderson also received an email from the local FBI office aware of the controversy and assured Sheriffs that this audit is compliant with CJIS standards and no records of CCW will be requested by auditors.

Bates County Sheriff Anderson hopes this clears up any information or questions you should have about the security of your CCW information here in Bates County.

He believes his stance on this issue has been clear through his actions in the past by offering free CCW class and even permits. Sheriff Anderson strongly believes the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Lymphedema Therapies Help Patients Regain Mobility and Self Confidence 

Kristy Packard, PT, DPT, CLT was in physical therapy school when she was first introduced to lymphedema therapies during one of her clinicals. She was amazed by the quick results patients could achieve, helping them gain healing, greater mobility and a sense of normal life.

Today, Kristy is a licensed physical therapist with a doctorate in physical therapy serving patients in our community with Rehabilitation Services of Bates County Memorial Hospital. On her second day on the job at BCMH, she signed up to take classes for lymphedema therapy certification. She has been treating lymphedema patients at BCMH since October, 2021.

Lymphedema is a condition marked by localized swelling to a part of the body, usually an arm or a leg, and is caused by damage or blockage to the lymph system. The most common cause of lymphedema is a result of cancer (a tumor) or cancer treatments (surgery or other treatments) that directly affects lymph nodes, but any condition that blocks the drainage of lymph fluids can cause lymphedema. 

The main characteristic of lymphedema is swelling, leading to other symptoms like itching, burning, and a feeling of tightness. The swelling also causes the skin’s health to be compromised; it may thicken, harden or develop a pitted appearance, and wounds can be difficult to heal.

Kristy treats patients by wrapping their affected limbs with special bandages that provide support yet allow them to flex and move freely without too much restriction. The bandages help massage the area, moving the built-up fluid in the direction it was intended to go. With just one treatment, most patients see a big difference.

“I just found it fascinating. You get results very quickly. From one treatment to the next – it can be a day or two – and when they come back you can unwrap their legs you can see automatic improvement in their swelling. It’s just fun to watch the patient’s reaction, because they may have had this swelling for five ten years, and they say ‘oh my gosh, my legs look better than they’ve ever looked.’ To me, that was really rewarding, just to help patients that quickly,” Kristy said.

There is no cure for lymphedema, but some of its symptoms can be improved with therapy and specialty garments. Other symptoms of lymphedema can be reversed, such as fibrosis of the skin, and wounds.

“When you get that decrease in swelling you bring the surface of the skin closer to the blood flow of the limb, and the blood flow can bring nutrients to the surface of the skin, and it can heal itself, and clear out any kind of inflammation and bacteria,” Kristy explained.

When lymph nodes have been removed, patients are considered to be in stage 0, or the latency stage, of lymphedema. Kristy has worked with oncologists who send their patients after they have recovered from surgery or cancer treatments, and before swelling starts, so they can be taught and fitted for a garment.

“It could take years to show any symptoms, but inevitably it’s going to happen,” Kristy said. “Once they start to see the first signs of swelling, they need to start treatment because it’s much easier to start early on, and they won’t need as much treatment.” 

At every step along the way of providing lymphedema therapies, Kristy is teaching her patients. She teaches them how to massage the affected limb, how to put on a garment, how to take it off, what to do to avoid or treat skin issues, what to look for, and many other strategies and exercises that help them manage their symptoms at home. She also works with medical vendors to find just the right garment – and any related devices – to enable the patient to put on their garment by themself.

Lymphedema therapies also help patients regain their life.

“There are so many people who come in who say, ‘My legs are so heavy that it just takes so much energy to get up and walk to the bathroom.’ Kristy says. “I get to help them regain their mobility, and that to me is so rewarding, because they also feel better about themselves – whether it’s the look of their extremity, or just being able to move better.”

Kristy says this is born out when she gives her patients a survey at the end of their treatment, and questions include how they feel physically, mentally and emotionally regarding their condition. Commonly, patients will respond with the positive changes they experience regarding their self-image, like feeling free to go out again and engage with others socially.

Kristy said, “Just being that resource for them is important. They have to be their own advocate and manage on their own, because these sessions are limited – and this is something they’re going to have for life. I’m here to help them learn how to manage that.”

A physician’s referral is needed for lymphedema therapy. Schedule an appointment with Kristy Packard by calling 660-200-7073, or learn more about Rehabilitation Services at www.bcmhospital.com/services/rehabilitation-services/

Press Release from Vernon County Sheriff

Vernon County Sheriff Mosher responds to concerns that FBI will access CCW holders’ information during county audits

“Not going to happen” Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher addressed concerns Wednesday morning after information has begun to circulate that the FBI is planning an audit that includes the CCW (concealed carry weapon) system in Missouri counties.

Sheriff Mosher said from what he understands the FBI’s CJIS Audit Unit is planning to audit “some” of the counties in Missouri including their CCW system/process and how information is accessed relating to the Criminal Justice Information System.

Sheriff Mosher said he has not been notified that Vernon County will be one of such agencies but wants to make sure citizens in Vernon County know their information would remain protected.

Sheriff Mosher stated he has been receiving questions from concerned citizens that the FBI is attempting to access names of CCW holders as they did during the Obama Administration.

Although Vernon County has not been notified as of this broadcast that their county will be on the audit list, I will not be sharing any names or information regarding CCW holders in Vernon County with the FBI regardless.

According to the Vernon County Sheriff, Missouri law places the security of CCW information in the hands of Missouri Sheriffs, leaving it up to them to keep their citizens information confidential from anyone, including the feds.

Sheriff Mosher said a state auditor employee attempted to gain names of CCW holders’ information in Vernon County several years ago during a state audit and was also denied the request by his office.

Sheriff Mosher said he would like to commend Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on his support and response to the FBI. In a letter addressed to FBI Director Wray on July 13, 2022, Schmitt responded to the FBI on behalf of the State and Missouri Sheriff’s informing them that Missouri law specifically prohibits the sharing of CCW information with any “federal, state or private entities.”

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Introduces 2 New School Resource Officers

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce that it has fulfilled the two School Resource Deputy positions it post about last week. Two current deputies put in a request to fill the positions.

We would like to introduce those two deputies.

The first deputy is Dustin Carver. Deputy Carver started his law enforcement career with the Bates County Sheriff’s Office 6 years ago. Deputy Carver is married to a teacher in the educations system and has a passion for protecting children.

The second deputy is Bob Grubb. Deputy Grubb has been with the Bates County Sheriff’s Office for approximately 2 years. Deputy Grubb has been in law enforcement for approximately 33 years and has even been a Chief of Police.

The next step for these two Deputies will be to attend a 40 hour school resource officer program. Our goal is that these deputies will be ready to serve our schools in August when school returns to session.

MISSOURI ELECTRIC CO-OP YOUTH PROGRAM MEANS EDUCATION AND FUN

Abigail Harris from Hume High School; Kathryn McElwain from Butler High School and Landon Modlin from Clinton High School were among the 91 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Missouri Electric Cooperative CYCLE program which stands for Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience. The conference was held July 13-15 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jefferson City. The students were sponsored by the Osage Valley Electric Cooperative.

Each year in July, this action-filled three days provides high school students opportunities to learn first-hand what it is like to be involved in politics, the cooperative form of business and being a leader. The program included nationally known speakers and time at the Missouri State Capitol learning how a bill goes through the process to become a law. To learn more about electric cooperatives, the group was divided up into teams that competed in various events like the “build a cooperative” game. Another highlight was hearing from the Rachel’s Challenge Organization. Rachel’s family and friends speak to youth around the world about Rachel’s legacy of being a positive role model to everyone she met in life.  Students also toured the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City and saw a live powerline demonstration as well as several electric vehicles at the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperative headquarters.

The CYCLE program is in its 19th year and is a recipient of the National Community Youth Service award for the top youth program among all electric cooperatives in the country.

Update from the Amsterdam Cafe

Update, so my wife decided to break in our new bungalow last night by breaking her leg. We will be closed today, 7/20/22, and tomorrow, 7/21/22 as she will be having surgery on Thursday. We will do fried chicken on Friday this week. Due to the high temp, we will only be open till 2 pm. Thanks for all your understanding. Randy

The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 29

July 20 2022

With extreme temperatures this week, County Wide Disposal drivers and throwers will be starting their routes a little earlier than normal. Please have your trash out the night before or out by 5:00 a.m. of your scheduled trash day. They thank you for your understanding!

University of Missouri Extension has scheduled a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop at the Ellett Memorial Hospital Conference Room, 610 N. Ohio Street, Appleton City, MO 64724 every Thursday afternoon from August 11 to September 22 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Each course registrant will be provided a free copy of Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions as a reference for additional study and healthcare planning. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop is free and interested individuals can register for this six-week course by calling the University of Missouri Extension – St. Clair County Center at 417-646-2419 or e-mailing StClairCo@missouri.edu. This course is limited to 10 participants, so call to register right away. 

The ACHS gym will be closed for floor refinishing from July 23 to August 5. During this time, there can be no traffic on the gym floor

Vacation Bible School at Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 E. 1st St in ACMO will be 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. July 25-28 for grades K-6. This year’s theme is “God’s Wonder Lab” Jesus Does the Impossible. You can pre-register your child on their facebook page: Trinity Lutheran Church VBS 2022.

The annual Community Block Party, sponsored by Ellett Memorial Hospital and A.C. Clinic, will be Saturday, August 6, 2022.  The day will kick off with the 5K run/walk/bicycle at 7:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. in front of the Hospital.  EMH’s Auxiliary bake sale will be inside in the Hospital in the Dining Room.  Starting at 8:00 a.m., there will be multiple vendors set up on the outside lawn.  The Lab will have some special-priced lab draws available including BMP/TSH $25, BMP/LIPID Panel/TSH $30, Hemoglobin A1C $15, and PSA $15. Weather permitting, Life Flight Eagle will land at noon.  Thorni Ridge Exotics will have a petting zoo and bouncy house. KC Wolf will be making an appearance sometime throughout the event. There will be free hotdogs, chips, water and free sno-cones!  Watch Ellett Memorial Facebook page for further details. 

Children attending Vacation Bible School will be making Prayer Rocks to leave around town after they have said their prayer.  If you find one, say your prayer and leave it for someone else to find.  There are many types of prayers: for others, thankfulness, blessings, our community, our world. 

Appleton City K-12 Back to School Bash and Open House will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18 on the baseball field. Join the teachers and staff in a fun filled evening.  Enjoy a hotdog and snow cone while filling out your students’ school registration forms.  Watch the kids play on the bounce house, obstacle course and outdoor games.  Take pictures while using photo props and meet your child’s teacher.  Call 660-476-2161 for info.

The Appleton City FBLA Community Service Team, Kaylee Mangin, Alexis Carr and Malory Cole, would like to extend a thank you to the following sponsors for helping them with their expenses and supporting them for National FBLA contest in Chicago: Jenny Rohaus, Ed Boden, Chris Munsterman, Bridget Fennewald, Joyce Carr, Janet Payton, Lyndsi Rivera, Montrose Festival Committee, April Cole, the entire Appleton City and Montrose Communities who supported their fundraising efforts, and their Chapter President, Charli Carr, who attended with them to assist in navigating the contest.  A special thanks to all the parents and grandparents who allowed them to attend.  They learned a lot and will never forget their time at Nationals. They made it into the finals and finished in the top 12 of the Nation. They are hoping to win next year!  Thanks again for supporting them all year and making possible the valuable lessons learned, the experiences they have gained, and accomplishments they have achieved.  These would not be possible without you. They hope to be able to count on you throughout this next year as they strive to achieve new accomplishments and hopefully make FBLA Nationals in Atlanta next summer.

Appleton City Fair will be August 11-13.  The Parade will be 7:00 p.m. August 12. The schedule will otherwise be similar to previous years. Early armbands will be $15 and will be on sale August 1 at Food Fair and True Value until Thursday August 11 at 12:00. On the grounds, they will be $25. The schedule should come out in AC Journal & Mid America Shopper the first week of August. Appleton City Booth forms are available for pick-up at City Hall. Food forms have a check list to include all information or can be emailed. Contact acmolampkin@yahoo.com. Food type must be approved to avoid duplicate items nightly. Deadline to be included in published information is Tuesday, July 26. Contact Julie Cooper or 660-492-0131 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. or acmolampkin@yahoo.com

When the Carnival arrives in Appleton City they would like to hire workers to operate the rides, take tickets, and work in food concession.  Must be at least 16 years of age.  Interviews will be set up after they arrive Monday, August 8. Call then at 573-429-9604.

The Ellett Memorial Foundation Board is raffling off a 5 Burner Even Embers Gas Griddle to be given at the AC Fair on Saturday, August 13. Tickets are $10 each or 2 for $15.  See any Foundation Member or get your tickets at Ellett Memorial Hospital.  Leroy Swopes, Robbie Rotert, Paul Noble, Chris Green, Denice Nitchals, Bill Brownsberger, Laura Smith, April Loney or Julee Snyder.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City outpatient specialist services for July and August.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointment. July 21 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, July 27 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, July 27 –Ortho-Dr. Gray, July 28 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay,  Aug 3– Upper GI, Colonoscopy -Dr. Vardakis, Aug 4 –OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Aug 11- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Aug 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 17 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Aug 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Aug 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Aug 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 25 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay  

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 20     Retirement reception for Dr. Richard Dailey in the Ellett Memorial Hospital’s conference room 1:00-3:00 p.m.

July 25-28    Vacation Bible School at Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 E. 1st St in ACMO will be 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

2022 Amsterdam Jubilee T-Shirt Sponsorships

The Amsterdam Jubilee will soon be here and bidding for the 2022 Amsterdam Jubilee shirt’s main sponsor is now open.  Bidding will close on August 5. Starting bid was opened at 100.00 by Southside Lumber in Butler. Bids can be placed on the jubilee Facebook page or by contacting Rob at 660 200 6027.

Sponsorship for the Amsterdam Jubilee shirts is 25.00. The Jubilee committee will be accepting sponsors until August 15th. If you want to be Fancy like Amsterdam and see your name or business on the shirts contact the Amsterdam jubilee Facebook page or again contact Rob at 660 200 6027.

Two Men Found Murdered in Clinton

This Press Release is courtesy of the Clinton Police Department

On Sunday, July 17th at approximately 10:30 pm, in the area of Artesian Park near the Rogers Street entrance, an officer of the Clinton Police Department located multiple vehicles in a gravel parking lot.

Upon further investigation, Mason Roskop and Mitchell Andrew Raines of Clinton were found deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.

Suspect, Airic Brauer, 19, of Clinton, was detained soon after the incident near the scene and is being held on a 24-hour investigative hold in the Henry County Detention Center.

On Monday afternoon, the Henry County prosecutor charged Brauer, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Authorities said additional charges may be filed.

Burn Ban Issued for City of Butler

The following information is a public service announcement for residents of the City of Butler.

Due to the forecast for high temperatures and no rain during this week in Butler, Fire Chief Bennett has issued a no burn ban for the rest of the week, July 18 thru July 23rd, for the City of Butler.

This information is courtesy of Butler Fire Chief Bennett.

OATS Transit How to Get a Ride

OATS Transit is open for regular transit service. You may call the OATS Transit office at 660-827-2611 or 800-276-6287 toschedule a ride or find out about service in your area.

You can also visit their website at www.oatstransit.org and click on your county under the tab “Bus Schedules” to view your local schedule.

OATS Transit is available to the rural general public of any age, seniors, and individuals with disabilities; OATS buses are ADA accessible to accommodate mobility devices.

OATS Transit also contract with a number of agencies to serve their clients. If you are looking for a career in driving, check out the openings on OAT Transit website at www.oatstransit.org.

A Notice from Countywide Disposal

With extreme temperatures coming in next week, our guys will be starting a little earlier than normal. As always please be sure to have your trash out by 5 am.

From the Desk of Sheriff Anderson

On June 9th, 2022, I along with other law enforcement Chiefs from Bates County, Members of the Bates County Memorial Hospital held a meeting with all the area Superintendents and School Board Members in reference to identify the needs of each school in regards to school safety and response to active threats at the schools. The meeting was very productive and multiple areas were identified and agreed upon to work together to achieve safe schools.

Since the meetings I have met with and listened to many people voice their concerns about school safety. After listening to the school professionals and members of the community, we are now in the process of hiring two full time School Resource Deputies. The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is directly responsible for 5 school that are in rural Bates County. The following schools are not located within a municipality that has law enforcement and would be served by these deputies; Miami School, Hume School, Zion Lutheran School, Hudson School and Ballard School. These two officers will rotate time between the schools to provide the best coverage we can in the times we are in. While the ultimate goal would be to put a deputy in every school the cost is prohibitive at this point but is a goal that we pledge to work toward.

The remaining 2022 budget for the Sheriff’s Office is stable and can support the addition of the two deputies and necessary equipment to help secure our schools and our most valuable assets, our children. The Sheriff’s Office has worked for the last 13 years to build a substantial financial reserve and if needed would request utilization of those funds in the 2023 Budget year to continue to secure our schools.

These positions will be filled as soon as possible and may not be filled prior to the start of school year. Law enforcement is experiencing a highly competitive market with many agencies giving substantial raises and benefit packages surpassing our own salaries and benefits. That along with the current political climate of law enforcement attracting young qualified applicants is more difficult than ever.

The City of Rich Hill has implemented Stage One of the Water Conservation

Plan due to the existence of a water shortage.

The City is requesting voluntary conservation and compliance with the following restrictions:

1. Sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, patios or other paved areas shall not be washed

2. Swimming pools shall not be filled or refilled with water provided by the City.

3. Water shall not be used for recreational purposes such as water slides or yard play

4. Cars, other motor vehicles, trailer or boats shall not be commercially washed, except from a bucket

5. Water shall not be used for dust control

6. Flushing of mains by the he Water Department personnel shall not be done, except to alleviate individual water quality problems

7. Commercial and industrial Users shall conserve water as much as possible

After initiation of Stage One, if weather conditions, expected trends in demands or other factors indicate that the threat of a shortage will continue, the additional provision of Stage Two shall be implemented.

Amoret: Boil Water Advisory

Amoret has issued a Boil Water Advisory in effect
until Sunday( July 17th)  This is for rural water customers and
city of Amoret customers.

A boil water advisory means
it is in your best interest to boil all drinking and cooking
water before use. This is for the citizens of Amoret.  

Brionna Smith, LCSW, Now Seeing Patients at Family Care Clinics 

Brionna Smith, LCSW, Now Seeing Patients at Family Care Clinics 

Bates County Memorial Hospital welcomes Brionna Smith, a licensed clinical social worker, to its practicing group at Family Care Clinics. Brionna is seeing patients at High Street Family Care Clinic at 706 S. High in Butler, Mo.

Brionna is an experienced therapist who can help patients ages 10 and older process obstacles and create an individualized treatment plan to move forward. Bri has clinical interests in behavioral issues, mental illness, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, concerns from divorce for parents and children, trauma, foster care, depression and anger management concerns.

Brionna has a special interest in bringing healing to those who have experienced trauma or stressful life events, and especially those experiencing depression, divorce or family conflict. She uses various approaches to therapy and treatment methods based on the patient’s needs.

“There is no cookie cutter option in life, and certainly not in therapy. I want to help my patients determine what they need from therapy, and then we work together to find the right treatment plan,” Brionna said.

Experiencing challenges in life can happen to anyone. Therapy can provide help for issues like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Stress
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phase of Life Concerns

Brionna is currently seeing patients who have Medicare, Medicaid or Cigna insurance, and additional insurance carriers will be finalized for coverage soon. A physician’s referral is not required. Learn more or make an appointment by calling 660-200-3627.