Evelyn Pearl White Wisdom Purdy, age 99 of Foster

Funeral services for Evelyn Wisdom Purdy of Foster, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 1,  2021 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Visitation prior to services from 1 – 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 1 at the Schowengerdt Chapel.  Interment at State Line Cemetery in Trading Post, Kansas.  Contributions to American Cancer Society for Pediatric Research.  Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Evelyn Pearl White Wisdom Purdy, age 99 of Foster, Missouri died Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at her home in Foster, Missouri.  She was born May 9, 1922 to Claude and Hazel Wright White in Lyle, Missouri near Amoret, Missouri.

Evelyn is survived by a son, Otis “Peewee” Wisdom and wife Connie of Collins, Missouri; two daughters, Judy Gurley and husband Kenneth of Lowry City, Missouri and Irene Hicks and husband Michael of Foster, Missouri; an adopted daughter, Linda Wadel of Foster, Missouri; 53 grandchildren; too many to count great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great grandchild on the way.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Lucille Wisdom Moreland Hoover; two husbands, Harry Marion Wisdom and Harry Purdy; five sons, Walter Leroy Wisdom Sr., Claude Duane Wisdom, Harold “Butch” Wisdom, Carl Russell “Rusty” Wisdom Sr. and Edward Allen “Joker” Wisdom; three brothers, Baby Roy White, Lloyd White and Earl White; and three sisters, Thelma Bond, Opal Turpin and Shirley Plaja.

Shooting in Rich Hill

Bates County deputies were called to the scene of a shooting inside the City of Rich Hill on Thursday, November 25th.

Additional staff have been called in to assist to include Detectives and all Command Staff. This appears to be a targeted incident.

One person received a gunshot wound and has been airlifted to a trauma hospital. Two white male subjects entered the home and an altercation ensured. One produced a gun and shot the homeowner.

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office does not believe this to be a random act and does not feel there is any substantial danger to the community.

Bates County Sheriff Deputies are looking for information on two white male subjects. The shooter was wearing a blue hoodie. No other descriptions has been given at this time.

James “Jimmy” Edward Smith, age 65 formerly of Adrian

Memorial services for Jimmy Smith, formerly of Adrian, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel.  Inurnment in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.  Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

James “Jimmy” Edward Smith, age 65 formerly of Adrian, Missouri died Monday, November 22, 2021.  He was born June 22, 1956 to John and Martha Gene Thomas Smith.

Jimmy is survived by one son, Tyler Smith and wife Kia of Farmersville, Texas; one daughter, Sara Smith of Archie, Missouri; two brothers, Kirk Smith and wife Debbie of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and Larry Smith of Adrian, Missouri; two sisters, Debbie and Shelly; and five grandchildren, Jennifer Lough, Joshua Lough, Jeffrey Lough, Jackson Lough and Kariel Smith.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepdad Harry McDowell.

Carrie Anne Main, age 54 of Butler

A memorial service for Carrie Anne Main of Butler, Missouri will be held at a later date under direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. Contributions to the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel for funeral expenses.  Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com

Carrie Anne Main, age 54 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, November 22, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.  She was born September 19, 1967 to Leonard Dwain and Linda Kay Cole Breiner in Butler.

Carrie is survived by two sons, David Main and wife Melissa and Derek Main all of Butler, Missouri; her mother, Linda Blaser of Butler, Missouri; father, Dwain Breiner and wife Mary of Meridian, Idaho; one sister, Nora Breiner of Butler, Missouri; two brothers, Dennis Breiner and wife Cyndi and Kenneth Breiner and wife Ellisa all of Butler, Missouri; three stepsisters, Debi Foster and husband Dan of Kansas City, Missouri, Susan McCracken of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Kelsee Pierce and husband Steve of Smithville, Missouri; a stepbrother, Ben Blaser and wife Susan of Lawson, Missouri; one granddaughter, Chloe; and nephews, nieces and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Maxville; stepfather, Bud Blaser; and stepbrother Karl Blaser.

Larry Ray McCoy Sr. 79

Larry Ray McCoy Sr. was born January 21, 1942 to Ray and Betty McCoy.  Larry graduated from Nevada High School in 1960.  Larry faithfully served his country in the United State Army.  Larry was united in marriage to Lois Kenney on July 12, 1964.  To this union, three children were born.

Larry was many things: Dad, husband, son, companion, Grandpa, uncle, PopPop, brother-in-law, proud veteran, fisherman, hunter, brother, gardener, trapper, cook.  He was a man who could put words together to make a point: “GDF,” “Truth,” “Been from Maine to Spain,” “White lightning,” “Homemade wine,” “Dancing Partner,” “Sarge,” “Alarm clock,” “Caveman,” “Sharp-shooter,” “Those blue eyes,” “Luther,” “River rat,” “Outlaw,” “Friend,” “Colorful.”

Larry loved the outdoors.  He often told people his occupation was fisherman, the original flathead slayer from Metz.

Larry’s partner and sweetheart was Sue Kennedy.  They shared a love and life for all things outdoorsy for almost 30 years.

He is survived by his sweetheart, Sue of the home; two sons, Larry (Mandie) McCoy, and Floyd Kennedy; four daughters, Lori (Scott) Riddell, Lynn Gronniger, Jodi (Travis) Bond, and Dena Baker; brother, Dennis (Connie) McCoy; honorable brother and sisters, Terry and Dixie Hoeper and Georgia (Joe) Charles; a special niece, Natalea (Jeremie) Platt; nephew, Chris Beshore; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; lots of loved ones and special friends.

His fishing and hunting legacy will live in the hearts and stories of everyone he interacted with.

The family would like to send out a special “thank you” to Barone Alzheimer Center; the kindness and compassion they shared and showed Larry will be forever in our hearts.  

Online condolences can be left at www.heuserfunerals.com.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Larry Ray McCoy Sr., please visit our floral store.

The Little Apple

November 24, 2021

Trash day for this week will be on FRIDAY, November 26.  Be sure to have your trash cart at the curb BY 7:00 a.m.

City Hall will be closing at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 24 and will be closed November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving.

The 2021 AIM’s Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 27 at the Montrose Community Building. Arthur Christmas will be playing on the Big Screen at the Montrose Community Building starting at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be available, hosted by the Montrose JH/HS Cheer Squad and are a free will donation. At 7:00 p.m., the Grand Lighting Ceremony will take place on Main Street. Immediately following the Lighting will be the Christmas Parade. To register a float or for additional information, contact Amanda Tenholder at 660-383-2834.

The Montrose Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Germantown Turkey Shoot Sunday November 28, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Germantown ball field. Tickets are $3.00 each and advance sale tickets will enter the purchaser into a drawing for 1 of 4 cash prizes. Two raffles will be held the day of the shoot for 2 shotguns. There will be a youth line shot every hour. Tickets are available in Appleton City at Dr. Payton’s office, Fennewald Plumbing or any Knights members.

AN ACT OF KINDNESS to show your appreciation to our area serviceman, please MAIL A CHRISTMAS CARD to servicemen’s names that were received. Some are stationed a long way from Appleton City.  Tell them who you are, belong to, classmate of parents, know your grandparents, etc.  Whatever you can tell them about your connection in AC. Just signing a name leaves them wondering who this is.

  1. Daniel Parsons, Building 1900 Shay St., Room 102 B, Fort Leonard Wood, MO  65473

ACHS 2018, son of Marcus ACHS 1966 & Tracy AC Teacher.

  • L.Cpl. Nold Austin R, 1/1 DET, Unit 89113 Box # 221, FPOAP 96611-1300

 ACHS 2020. Parents Jeff & Amy ACHS 2002 Nold, grandparents Chris & Karen Green.

  • McClure, Austin, D  (commas in his name) PSC333 Box# 3876, APOAP 962510039

ACHS 2020. Parents Greg ACHS 1999 & Jessica ACHS 2000 McClure.

  • Dalton Rapp, 614 Dahlia Ave., Altus, OK 73521

Attend AC Elementary till 5th Grade with ACHS 2015. Father was Danny Rapp ACHS 1977. Grandfather Duwayne Rapp

The 25th Annual Christmas in the Country will be Saturday, December 4, 2021.  The Depot Craft Show, sponsored by the AC Museum, will feature returning popular artisans with their handmade items and space for a few more.  Contact Patty Bartz at 660-598-4151 for information. New events and open houses are encouraged throughout the day. Christmas in the Country has become a community event that supporters look forward to each year.  It provides an opportunity to shop locally for those on your Christmas list and enjoy the Christmas Spirit in AC.

Hudson Hustler’s 4-H Club will host its annual Loaded Baked Potato Bar at ACHS Commons from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4 with the Christmas in the Country activities. Baked potatoes will be $7 each, including a dessert and drink.  Pre-order and carry-out are options, as well as eating in the high school commons.  For information, please contact Jamie O’Farrell at 660-492-3573 or Jennifer Hawkins at 417-359-3846.

Vendors are wanted at 5th Annual AC PTO Holiday Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, December 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the AC High School gym and commons area.  There will be a variety of vendors ready to share their holiday specials.  If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Jennifer Hawkins at jenniferhawkinstriplehfarm@gmail.com or 417-359-3846.  Also, follow AC Elementary PTO Facebook page to find additional information. There will be hourly door prizes (need not be present to win) and the event is free of charge for the community to attend.  Donations will be accepted, as this event is earmarked to help continue the PTO’s campaign of capital improvements to the school.

Appleton City Hosts “A Whoville Christmas” Parade December 4 starting at 4:00 p.m., in conjunction with Christmas in the Country festivities.  Groups, individuals, etc. interested in being in the parade, please let Lyndsi Davis Rivera know by texting her at 660-4642575.

St. Mary’s School in Montrose is having their annual Fall Fiesta Fundraiser dinner 5:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4. This is a free will donation dinner that includes tacos with fixings, dessert, and drink. They will also have games/crafts, a silent auction (bidding will close at 8:00 p.m.) and basket and 50-50 raffles (drawings will be held December 13). They appreciate your continued support of St. Mary’s School.

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for December. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Dec 1 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Dec 8– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Dec 9 –  Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Dec 10– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Dec 15– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Dec 16 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Dec 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Dec 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Nov 26        Trash pickup in Appleton City

Nov 27        AIM Annual Lighted Christmas Parade activities 5:30 p.m. at the Montrose Community Building

Nov 28         Montrose Knights of Columbus Germantown Turkey Shoot starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Germantown ball field

Dec 4           AC Christmas in the Country activities

Dec 4           St. Mary’s School in Montrose annual Fall Fiesta Fundraiser dinner 5:00-9:00 p.m.

AUXILIARY’S OPERATION SOCK-IT-TO-ME CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF

Bates County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers have kicked off their 2021 Operation Sock-It-To-Me campaign, an annual project that seeks to help area school children receive new, warm socks for the cold winter weather.  

If you would like to donate, please purchase new socks still in the package. Collection boxes for the public are located in the hospital’s entryway. Donations may be dropped off on weekdays between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm until December 24, 2021. Socks will be delivered to area schools and distributed by the schools to students in need in grades K-12.

The Auxiliary thanks the community in advance for your help in making Operation Sock-It-To-Me a success.

Two movies this weekend at the Amsterdam Theater

Nothing to do after you gobble turkey on Thursday for the rest of the weekend. Go See a movie at the  Amsterdam Theater, located at 13134 Main Street. They have two movies scheduled!!!

On Friday, November 26th see The Grinch at 4:00pm. Movie sponsored by Linn Valley Community Pride.

Then on Saturday November 27th Jungle Cruise at 6:30pm being sponsored by Miami Alumni

Admission is always FREE at the Amsterdam Theater and Concessions are available for purchase.

Feel free to bring a blanket, the old theater can be a little chilly for some!

You are missing out if you haven’t been to this little hidden gem to see a movie yet!! Amsterdam Theater seats 75 people.

Cass County Health Department Weekly Update

COVID-19 Case and Vaccine Data Released

Harrisonville, MO (November 22, 2021) – 

Cass County has released its weekly report documenting COVID-19 impacts and vaccination efforts to combat the pandemic. The data is through the week ending November 20, 2021.

There were 199 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, up from the 93 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 69 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), up from 44 cases the week prior.

169 people were notified of possible exposure, up from 143 last week.  117 of those exposures related to school systems, up from 93 the week prior. 52 people were notified of exposure outside school systems, up from 50 the previous week.

Overall, Cass County has reported 11,827 cases, about 11,176 cases per 100,000 residents.

The county has reported 125 deaths (118 per 100,000 residents), with no deaths reported in the last week.

The Cass County Health Department administered 614 vaccine doses last week, up from 537 doses the prior week. They have now administered 10,900 first doses and 10,408 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, 300 third doses and 2,042 booster shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have now been administered to those who qualify. The department uses the Pfizer (age 5 and up) and Moderna (age 18 and up) vaccines.

In addition to Health Department administered vaccines, other entities are offering vaccines to county residents. According to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Data Hub which uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, 54.1 percent of Cass County residents have initiated vaccinations and 46.5 percent have completed vaccinations. 76.4 percent of residents 65 and older, and 51.95 percent of residents 18-64 have been fully vaccinated.


The Health Department will continue to offer vaccinations from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at their new clinic location at 2061 N Commercial St., Harrisonville, MO 64701. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.  For an appointment, residents can call 816-380-8425 to schedule.

More vaccine clinic information can be found on the Health Department website (www.casscounty.com/2462/COVID-19-Vaccine) and on their Facebook Page @CassHealthDepartment. 

Judith Leonard, age 88, of Butler

A memorial visitation for Judy Leonard of Butler, Missouri will be 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, November 26, 2021 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Contributions to St. Joseph’s Indian School.  Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Judith Lee Leonard, age 88 of Butler, Missouri passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Medicalodge of Butler surrounded by her family.  Judith was born March 21, 1933 to Wayne Lester and Lena Frances Sutton Stone in Pleasanton, Kansas.

Judith is survived by a son, Kevin W. Leonard of Butler, Missouri; daughter, Kathy R. Leonard of Nevada, Missouri; granddaughter, Erika L. Catron of Nevada, Missouri; and a great-granddaughter, Autumn R. Cowley of Nevada, Missouri.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Lena Frances Stone; father, Wayne Lester Stone; and brother, Gary Stone.   

Suzan Parks,age 65, of Archie

Suzan Parks, 65 of Archie, Missouri passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held prior to the service Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Suzan M. Parks was born in Pirmasens, Germany. She was the adopted daughter of a Korean War Veteran and a WWII concentration camp survivor. Sue spent most of her childhood in historic Petersburg, Virginia. In 1971 she met her husband of 41 years, Gary Lynn Parks. The young couple were married in 1972 in Dillon, South Carolina. They moved to Germany, where Gary was stationed for the first three years of their marriage. It was there that their first child, Jennifer was born. The family returned to Virginia and then to Missouri where they continued to grow. Throughout her life as a career parent, Sue raised and supported six children who kept her very busy. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, especially novels by Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Sue was the true definition of a survivor and a resilient mother as she endured lifelong medical issues since was a toddler. Suzan was not expected to live past the age of two. As she continued to show the world her resilience year after year, medical professionals extended her life expectancy to 35, which she surpassed by yet another 30 years. Sue and Gary were most joyful when their large family was able to gather together. During these times, there was a lot of cooking, humor, and joyful family noise. In her later years, Sue was delighted by her abundant grandchildren. When she was faced with a life-threatening battle with cancer in 2017, she was told she only had six months remaining. However, Sue was not ready to leave the company of her 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and instead chose to show the Lord she had one more valiant fight in her. After four years of courageously battling cancer, Suzan was reunited with her husband Gary and son John.
Suzan was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Emma Bienefeld, husband Gary L. Parks, son John A. Parks, and brother William Bienefeld. She is survived in life by her daughter Jennifer L. Hoffman of Harrisonville, MO., sons, Jason A. Parks (Joanne) of Drexel, MO., Jesse A. Parks (Miranda) of Archie, MO., Jeston L. Parks (Jenn) of Branson, MO., and daughter Julie A. Parks (Josh Morlan) of Pleasanton, KS.

Fugitive in custody after raid by narcotics team

A wanted fugitive is in custody after his apartment was raided by a narcotics team

Tuesday night, November 16th. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, his office served a search warrant at a residence on N. Clay Street in Nevada, Mo, late Tuesday, and arrested Jamie Boykin, who was wanted on a US extradition parole violation warrant. Sheriff Mosher said suspected methamphetamines were also located during the execution of the search warrant and that the investigation is on-going by members of the Sheriff’s Office and the CNET Drug Task Force.

At press time, Boykin, age 46, of Nevada was being held without bond in the Vernon County

Jail.

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Adrian Christmas Parade

It’s tons of fun in Adrian Saturday, November 27th. It’s time for the annual Christmas Parade. Bring letters to Santa and get hot chocolate at the Frontier Village following the Parade.

Parade line-up will be at approximately 3:30 on the corner of First and Clark Street. The parade will travel down Main Street and through town starting at 4:00 pm. Remember to drive through the beautifully lit Frontier Village and enjoy Hot chocolate.

It’s the annual Adrian Christmas Parade, Saturday, November 27th at 4:00 pm! Hosted by the Adrian Chamber of Commerce, the Antique Tractor Association and the Adrian Lions Club.

D. F. Mitchell, age 91 of Adrian

Funeral services for D. F. Mitchell of Adrian, Missouri will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2021 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Visitation prior to services from 10 – 11 a.m. Monday, November 22 at the Schowengerdt Chapel.  Interment at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Ft. Scott National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, Kansas.  Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

D. F. Mitchell, age 91 of Adrian, Missouri died Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.  He was born May 10, 1930 to Josiah and Margaret Sider Mitchell in Grove, Oklahoma.

D. F. is survived by his wife, Roseann Mitchell of Adrian, Missouri; one son, Ken Mitchell and wife Melissa of St. Joseph, Missouri; three daughters, Kat Willson and husband Del of Keota, Iowa, Cheri Sullins and husband Tristan of Adrian, Missouri and Lisa Fitzpatrick and husband Marvin of Shawnee, Kansas; six grandchildren, Cora, Nicholas, Abbey, Kaitlyn, Michael and Courtney; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Sheldon, Thayne, Bob, Deb and Doyle Mitchell; and two sisters, Nola Coale and Wilma Legg.

Butler: How to donate to Toys for Tykes 2021

Toys for Tykes children have registered with the Butler Masonic Lodge to receive a gift to open on Christmas morning. The community donates gifts or cash each year to make sure every child that registers receives a gift to open on Christmas morning. Contact the Butler Masonic lodge to adopt a child, a complete family, to make a cash donation or to donate wrapping paper for the gifts.

Gifts are for children ages birth to 13 years old. If you would like to purchase a gift or if you would like to donate Christmas wrapping paper. You may drop off those donations at Mattress Plus in Butler. The deadline to adopt or donate is Saturday, December 11th.


Contact the Butler Masonic lodge to adopt or contact them by email. Each donation will make sure every child has a gift to open this Christmas morning. Thank you from the children and the Butler Masonic Lodge. Deadline December 11th. 660-464-2372 or email bctoysfortykes@gmail.com drop off location Mattress Plus 109 West Dakota Street Butler.

BATES COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER FOR URGENT BLOOD DRIVE

BUTLER, Mo. – Community Blood Center (CBC) continues to experience a critically low blood supply and Bates County Memorial Hospital is stepping in to help. The pandemic has created a chronic deficit between current blood donations and what is needed by hospitals nation-wide. To help bridge this gap, Bates County Memorial Hospital invites the public to make a life-saving blood donation on Wednesday, December 1.  

In order to maintain a safe and stable blood supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be continually replenished. Right now, reserves are well below that minimum. “We thought we’d see our local blood supply recover with the return of school blood drives in the fall, but continued fears surrounding the pandemic are presenting significant obstacles,” said Patsy Shipley, Executive Director of Community Blood Center. A robust blood supply is essential for our healthcare system to function and we must do everything we can to strengthen it at this time of uncertainty.”

The blood drive will be held at the BCMH Education Center on Wednesday, December 1 from 12 pm – 5 pm. All presenting donors will receive a free limited-edition Chiefs t-shirt. Face coverings are required, and appointments are strongly encouraged; walk-ins will only be accepted if capacity allows. Appointments can be made online at savealifenow.org/group and enter Group Code: KCBS, or call 1-877-468-6844.

Donating blood is safe and it only takes one hour. We are taking extra precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19. All donors and CBC staff are required to wear a face covering and staff are practicing health self-assessments prior to presenting at work. As always, people are not eligible to donate if they’re experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available here.

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

Butler: Christmas Parade Information part 1

The Butler Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, December 4th. The parade will leave the Bates County Fairgrounds this year, due to the construction at the Butler High School.

The parade is due to arrive at the square by 6 pm.

Individuals or organizations wanting to prepare a Christmas float, need to follow the Theme for judging. This year’s theme is “ A King is Born”. Categories to be judged will be 1st place only for $50.00 prize money.

Organizations, businesses, churches, and families are welcome to participate. Get floats on your mind for the 2021 Annual Butler Christmas Parade Saturday, December 4th at 6:00 pm. The Butler Christmas Parade Marshals will be Chad Anderson, Jerrett Wheatley, and Jason Bennet.

Line up details and parade route at a later date, for now start working on your Parade Floats and good luck!

Edna Amos, 75 of Nevada

Edna Amos, 75 of Nevada, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at her home in Nevada, surrounded by loved ones. Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm Monday, November 22, 2021 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. A visitation will held Monday prior to the graveside from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Edna Lucile Amos was born January 8, 1946 in Madera, California to Richard and Agnes Stubbs Amos. She spent part of her life living in Tennessee with her husband and sons before moving with her family to Butler, Missouri, where she spent her last years with her son Tim.
Edna enjoyed her morning coffee while doing word searches, she loved to sew, paint, and work on crafts. She also enjoyed a good game of Rummy with her son Kevin.
There are many wonderful things that can be said about Edna. Most of all she was an amazing woman, beautiful inside and out, and always able to bring a smile to your face. She was stubborn, yet funny, and always told you like it was. Edna was a generous soul and gave so much to the people she loved. She loved her sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, they all meant the world to her.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Elwood Ross, sons Timothy Eugene Ross, and Keith Owen Ross, along with a grandson, Anthony Scott Ross. She is survived by her son Kevin James Ross, grandchildren, Timothy, Kristina, Dustin, Ethan, Killian, and Dylan, great-grandchildren, Anthony, Destiny, Abigail, Aubrianna, Jayden, Wyatt, Taylor, Oaklynn, Remington, Cerenity, and Brianna.

Butler: Community Cafe Resumes on December 7th 2021

A reminder that the Butler Community Café is not serving their weekly meals during the month of November.

The Community Café evening meals will re-start on Tuesday, December 7th. The organization is excited about seeing the community come together again for a free meal every Tuesday. Here is the schedule that will kick off again on Tuesday, December 7th.

First Tuesday: First Baptist Church Butler  ( December 7th 2021)
Second Tuesday: Ohio Methodist Church  ( December 14th 2021 )
Third Tuesday: First Christian Church         ( December 21st 2021)
Fourth Tuesday : Nazarene Church             ( December 28th 2021)
Fifth Tuesday: Happy Hill church

Louisburg Snow Buddies Program Seeking Volunteers

Snow Buddies is a volunteer program in Louisburg that matches the city’s senior citizens or those who may have a disability with a volunteer who is able to assist with snow shoveling. Volunteers are asked to shovel snow from any sidewalk on the property as well as from the front door to the end of the drive/mailbox.

Louisburg Snow Buddies is looking for volunteers to help shovel snow this winter for their senior citizens. They have about 16 persons needing assistance but only about 8 persons willing to shovel. If you can assist, sign up on the City’s website at louisburgkansas.gov.

Bates County Health Center COVID Vaccine Clinic

The Bates County Health Center is working on plans for a COVID vaccine clinic for the 5-11-year-old age group as well as 12 and over that would like the Pfizer vaccine. They need to know how many people are interested so they can order the correct amount of vaccine. If you would like to receive Pfizer COVID vaccine for yourself or your child please call their office at 660-679-6108 and let the staff know you are interested in Pfizer and provide name, phone number & age of individual.

Archie School District Winter Reminders

The Archie School District would like to remind parents of some of their winter policies. 

Families will be notified of inclement weather via School Reach, Enews, Facebook, and local news stations.  Be sure your phone numbers and/or emails are up-to-date in the SIS system.

Students will need to bring coats for elementary recess.  They ask that student names be written inside coats, gloves, and hats.

In the event that the school has to dismiss early due to inclement weather, they ask that you have arrangements made for your family.

This will help make any rough spots due to winter weather run smoother for everyone.

Adrian Optimist October Student of the Month

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

For October the Miami Student of the Month is Destiny Roundy, a Senior.  Destiny is the daughter of Reality Roundy.  In school she is in Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, FCCLA, and FBLA. Outside of school Destiny is in Softball.  Destiny’s college plan is to major in criminal justice with a minor in child advocacy.  Miami staff state “Destiny is an all around great kid.  She has goals for herself and she works hard to obtain them.  She shows school spirit, is kind to underclassmen, classmates, and teachers.” 


Miami Superintendent Dr Daniel Johnson and Destiny Roundy

The Ballard Student of the Month is Lexie Ward, a Junior.  Lexie is the daughter of the late Beverly Ward and Mike Ward.  In school Lexie enjoys being a part of the Volleyball and Basketball teams.  Lexie’s outside activities are participating in local 4-H and hanging with friends.  Ballard staff say, “Lexie has really stepped up as the single editor of the publications class.  She has a lot of responsibility, making sure that she gets her articles done as well as putting the paper together each month.  Lexie never complains about the  workload she has to do.  She usually has a smile on her face and is polite to everyone in the halls.  She is a great role model for underclassmen as well as her fellow classmates. After graduation, Lexie plans to go to Cosmetology school. 

Lexie Ward and Ballard Principal Stephanie Nold

The Adrian Student of the Month is Anna Glynn,  a Sophomore.  Anna is the daughter of Thad and Chancy Glynn.  In school she is active in TSA, FFA, Acahawks, Band, Volleyball, Student Council, and Softball.  Outside of school she is in her church Youth Group while teaching children’s Sunday School, and she does trumpet tutoring.  Teacher Matt Davis states, “Anna is one of our best and most driven students.  She is a pleasure to have in class and is a model for all other students to strive for.”  Anna is not sure of her plan but would love to go to Evangel.   

Adrian Principal Dustin Bridges and Anna Glynn

Bates County Memorial Spotlights: Mike Taranto

BCMH Board Member Spotlight: Mike Taranto

Bates County Memorial Hospital’s board member spotlight features Mike Taranto, who was first elected for his position in 2016. He currently serves as secretary for the board of directors.

Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Taranto was drawn to the Midwest to attend Park University in 1963. He was drafted to the Army for the Vietnam war in 1967, but a football injury prevented him from serving overseas. He worked for Kansas City Southern Industries telecommunications division for about 20 years. In 1982, he completed an Executive Fellows MBA from Rockhurst University.

Taranto’s career in marketing and manufacturing management and microwave communications took him around the world, including a 5-year stint in Athens, Greece to help prepare for the 2004 Olympics. He took part in several other remarkable projects, one of which landed him in South Africa for about six months. While there, he toured vineyards and noticed a specialized fabric utilized for protection from hail and other storms. This would become the inspiration for the company he founded in early 2000, Solar Shade USA. He retired from his active role with the company in January 2020, and his family runs the business today, located north of Rich Hill, Mo.

“When I look back at the experiences I’ve had, I’m really grateful,” Taranto said. He was approached for the role of hospital board member in part because of his background in running a business, with specific focus on strategic planning, quality assurance and customer satisfaction.

“In my bones, I am an opportunity seeker,” Taranto said. “Creative marketing is what I do.”

Mike and his wife Beth live in Butler. They have five children, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Beth volunteers at Bates County Memorial Hospital with the Auxiliary.

As elected officials, BCMH board members serve five-year terms, and oversee such matters as making strategic decisions for the hospital, hiring and monitoring an effective CEO, ensuring the hospital is providing quality care, overseeing the hospital’s financial well-being, staying educated in healthcare industry news and best practices, and being a representative of the hospital in the community. They delegate the responsibilities for the hospital’s day-to-day operations and decision making to the chief executive officer and the hospital’s management team.

The hospital medical staff, employees and volunteers thank Mike Taranto for his service.

Fundraiser for local citizen: Debbie Snodgrass Colin

A spaghetti Lunch, Bake Sale and 50/50 Fundraiser will help  Debbie Snodgrass Colin with medical expenses. The meal will be served Wednesday, November 17th from 11 until 2:00 pm.

Lunch will include a salad, a plate of spaghetti, toast and water. The Bake Sale table and 50/50 tickets will be set up at pickup.

50/50 tickets are 1 ticket for $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00.

Orders can be picked up at 300 North Orange Street in Butler in the Creative Home Specialist Building.

To place a lunch order or to get 50/50 tickets, text or call 660-424-4078 this call in number is to place orders for pick-up only.

It’s a  “free will donation” and the dollars you spend will assist with the medical needs and expenses of life-long Bates County resident, Debbie Snodgrass Colin.

We hope to see you there to show your support for a need in our community.

Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District seeking Nominees

From the desk of the Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District . They are seeking nominees for the Bates County SWCD Board of Supervisors.

Let it be known that the Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an election for one supervisor in each of two different territories in the county on February 22, 2022. Anyone that owns a farm in Territory [II] (Grand River, Mingo, Shawnee, Spruce, Summit and Deepwater Townships) or Territory [IV] (Homer, Charlotte, Mount Pleasant, Walnut, New Home and Howard Townships), and meets the qualifications listed below, may be considered as a candidate in the election.

You may submit your name for participation in the election by completing the self-nomination for and delivering it to the district by 5:00 P.M. on November 30’h. The self-nomination form is available online at https:llmosoilandwater.landlbates or in person at the district office.

Supervisors of the district administer district policies and programs, district personnel, and cost share funding made available by the one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soils and water sales tax.

During fiscal year 2021, the district provide  $64,470.46 of cost-share funds to  landowners to assist the landowners with installing agricultural erosion control and water quality practices.

The qualifications required to be a supervisor are:

I. Being a land representative from the district (IO CSR 70-4.0 IO (I) (I)). A land representative is defined as the owner or representative authorized by power of attorney of any farm lying within an area proposed to be established, and subsequently established, as a soil and water conservation district under Chapter 278, RSMo. Each farm is entitled to representation by a land representative: provided, however that the land representative is a taxpayer of the county within which the soil and water district is located.

2. Residing in, or owning a fann in, the area from which he/she is nominated where there is an expiring term.

3. Being a cooperator of the district, defined as, “a person who is actively engaged in farming and practices conservation activities related to agriculture”.

4. Being a current resident and tax-paying citizen of the county for at least two years preceding the election date.

5. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the election date.

Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District

625 West Nursery Street, Box B

Butler, MO 64730

(660) 679-6124 ext. 3

elizabetlh.davis@swcd.mo.gov

11/12 Butler Bears Football

Tonight in Butler Bears Football the Bears went head to head with Lafayette Huskers in the District Championships.

Tonight Lafayette Huskers took the win with a final score of:

Lafayette -48

Butler -0

Butler Elementary Student Council Winter Drive

The Butler Elementary Student Council will be sponsoring a winter drive for local families in the Butler area.

The Den’s known as the Butler Elementary Student Council will be collecting new gloves, hats, new scarves, blankets and/ or canned food items. The Den that collects the most items will win the contest.

All donations received will go to local families and donations will be accepted through November 23rd.

If you would like to make a contribution call Penny Smith,  the Butler Elementary 3rd Grad leader for this fundraising event. Contact Penny by calling 660-679-6591 or drop your donations at the Butler Elementary School Office. Remember the deadline is November 23rd, all donations will be appreciated.

Butler: Ladies Night Out

Butler Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Ladies Night Out on Monday, November 22nd from 5pm to 9 pm on the Historical Butler Square.

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

Butler Chamber of Commerce will be selling wine glasses for ten dollars each and Luna Umbria Winery will be offering wine tasting.

Many hometown businesses in Creative clink, Orange Street Collectibles, Carpenter’s Cup, Revive Salon, Studio M, Mid-America Shopper, and many more will open late for your shopping.  Look for specials at each location you visit.

Ladies Night Out on Monday, November 22nd is a great excuse to leave hubby and the kids at home, grab your friends and kick off your holiday shopping season.

Archie: Small Business Saturday

Thankful 4 U! it’s a Small Business Saturday in Archie November 26th and 27th  · 

  • The city of Archie is having a little fun and showing their support for the local businesses in their community. You can help by showing your support on Friday November 26th and Saturday November 27th
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When you visit the following business in Archie you will be given a feather to help completed your turkey hunt.

All businesses will have the turkey body to hand out, you just need to get the feathers to complete your turkey. Once your turkey is completed, post a picture of your completed turkey on their Facebook post to be entered in a drawing to win  $50 donated by Shipley Tax& Accounting. Search for “ Archie Fall Festival”

  • Happy Shopping and have fun supporting the following local businesses in Archie.
  • Red Tail Ranch
  • Mama’s Kitchen Valleatra
  • The Salon
  • The Fishing Dock
  • And sweep p’s Yummies

It’s the Archie Fall  Festival Thankful 4 u! Small Business Saturday ! Good Luck. see the hours each business in open on their Facebook page “ Archie Fall Festival”

Butler Senior Center Now Open

The Butler Senior Center is back open for lunch and recreational activities.

The center at 611 W. Mill St. welcomes adults 60 and older to dine indoors, according to Butler Senior Center Coordinator Nancy Rich. It’s open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Masks are optional.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meals are provided for people 60 and older for a suggested contribution of $4.50. Call (660) 679-5830 or visit goaging.org to get a current menu.  

Transportation is available by calling BaCo Transport by (660) 679-6322.

The center still offers curbside pickup of meals. To receive a curbside meal, please call the center before 9 a.m. the day of pickup or anytime the day before. Pickup is available from 11 a.m. to 12:30.

The center needs volunteers to serve as receptionists, Rich said.

“We also want people to come in and begin visiting and recreational activities,” she said. The center typically hosts cards, Bingo, domino games, puzzles and chair exercises.

Care Manager Artricia Lowry will be available at the center by appointment by calling 417-279-5138.

Fewer tables allow for distancing, and guests are asked to remain social distanced when they are getting their meals. While the mandatory use of masks and temperature taking have been halted, visitors, staff and volunteers still will be requested to answer health questions about COVID-19 exposure or symptoms.

The Butler Senior Center is one of 21 locations operated by Care Connection for Aging Services in 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Bates. The mission is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. For more information, visit www.goaging.org or call 1-800-748-7826.

LOCAL DRIVER NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL AWARD

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) represents over 14,000 trucking companies in the U.S. and Canada that employ over 126,000 drivers collectively.  Each year the association sponsors a driver of the year program to recognize the very best drivers within the group.  Among the drivers nominated for this prestigious honor is David Rankin of Merwin, MO who drives for ROTA LOGISTICS of Butler, MO.

     “As a nominee for award, Mr. David Rankin joins a very elite group that represent the very best of our 126,000 drivers,” according to Buster Anderson, Executive Vice President of NASTC

     “ROTA Logistics is very proud of their drivers and should be very proud of themselves as well,” Mr. Anderson added.  “It says a lot about a company when they can attract and keep employees of this caliber.”

     David Rankin has driven for ROTA Logistics for 2 years and for Double V.V. INC for over 14 years, and has been a professional driver for over 30 years and has driven over 1,000,000 accident free miles.  He currently resides in Merwin, MO with his wife Rachel Rankin who is also a huge support of David’s driving career.  They have dedicated a huge portion of their lives to the trucking industry.

From the Bates County Sheriff’s Office

At around 9:00am on November 9th Bates County deputies were called to assist Rich Hill Police Department on a report of a military grade mortar found in a city owned building. Apparently, an employee was looking for some tools in the building when the item was discovered. Upon arrival of Bates County deputies, contact was made with Lee’s Summit Bomb Squad who referred the call to Kansas City Bomb Squad. Bates County Deputies sent photos of the mortar to the Kansas City Bomb Squad who referred the call to EOD Specialists out of Ft. Riley Kansas.

Rich Hill Police Officials have cordoned off the area while awaiting the arrival of the Ft. Riley EOD Specialist. Assistance is also being provided by the National Guard Unit out of Camp Clark in Nevada.

On Tuesday evening the US Army Bomb squad from FT. Riley Kansas did a controlled explosion of the military grad mortar.

US Army Bomb squad detonated a live mortar round found earlier on Tuesday.  It’s reported that this was originally found approximately a year ago and placed on a shelf and forgotten.

The area was deemed safe and emergency crews cleared the area.

Cass County Covid19 Report

Harrisonville, MO (November 8, 2021) – 

Cass County has released its weekly report documenting COVID-19 impacts and vaccination efforts to combat the pandemic. The data is through the week ending November 6, 2021.

There were 109 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, up from the 98 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 35 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), down from 51 cases the week prior.

86 people were notified of possible exposure, down from 111 last week.  36 of those exposures related to school systems, down from 88 the week prior. 50 people were notified of exposure outside school systems, up from 23 such notifications the previous week.

Overall, Cass County has reported 11,535 cases, about 10,911 cases per 100,000 residents.

The county has reported 124 deaths (117 per 100,000 residents), with no deaths reported in the last week.

The Cass County Health Department administered 288 vaccine doses last week, down from 299 doses the prior week. They have now administered 10,734 first doses and 10,378 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, 283 third doses and 1,095 booster shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have now been administered to those who qualify. The department uses the Pfizer (age 5 and up) and Moderna (age 18 and up) vaccines.

In addition to Health Department administered vaccines, other entities are offering vaccines to county residents. According to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Data Hub which uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, 52.4 percent of Cass County residents have initiated vaccinations and 45.9 percent have completed vaccinations. 75.7 percent of residents 65 and older, and 51.18 percent of residents 18-64 have been fully vaccinated.


The Health Department will continue to offer vaccinations from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at their new clinic location at 2061 N Commercial St., Harrisonville, MO 64701. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.  For an appointment, residents can call 816-380-8425 to schedule.

More vaccine clinic information can be found on the Health Department website (www.casscounty.com/2462/COVID-19-Vaccine) and on their Facebook Page @CassHealthDepartment. 

The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 45

                                             November 10, 2021

It would be an “Act of Kindness” during the Christmas Season to remember our local service people serving in the military with a Christmas Card.  You can tell them who you are or belong to, classmate, know relatives, or whatever might tell them about your connection in AC. If you would like to add names of AC area service people to the list, email acmolampkin@yahoo.com, subject “military”. The list will be published in the near future.

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday November 13.  All the men of the community are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship.   Delbert Scott 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, November 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

City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day and Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26 for Thanksgiving.

The Montrose Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Germantown Turkey Shoot on Sunday November 28, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Germantown ball field. Tickets are $3.00 each and advance sale tickets will enter the purchaser into a drawing for 1 of 4 cash prizes. There will be a youth line shot every hour. Tickets are available in Appleton City at Dr. Payton’s office, Fennewald Plumbing or any Knights members.

The AC Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until November 20, 2021. The purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a friend by either choosing a book from the list, or requesting another book you’ve wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you’ll have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special nameplate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The 25th Annual Christmas in the Country will be Saturday, December 4, 2021.  The Depot Craft Show, sponsored by the Appleton City Museum, will feature returning popular artisans with their handmade items and space for a few more.  Contact Patty Bartz at 660-598-4151 for information.

The PTO is organizing events at the High School Gym with a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza and a Baked Potato Lunch served by the Hudson Hustlers 4-H Club in the High School commons area. Call Jennifer Hawkins at 417-359-3849 for info on these events.  New events and open houses are encouraged throughout the day. Christmas in the Country has become a community event that supporters look forward to each year.  It provides an opportunity to shop locally for those on your Christmas list and enjoy the Christmas Spirit right here in Appleton City. If you want your Christmas Open House or event listed in the flyers and advertising, please send information to Susan Rotert at 660-464-0288 no later than November 18. 

The first organizational meeting of a new 4-H club forming in St. Clair County will be Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church at 505 Walnut Street in Osceola. Everyone is welcome. Come and be part of a dynamic youth organization where youth have opportunities to gain leadership, citizenship and life skills, all while having fun, making new friends and taking part in hands-on activities. If you have questions, please contact the MU Extension office at (417) 646-2419.

AC Rural Health Clinic now has both the high dose flu Shot and the low dose flu shots. Both are an inactivate influenza vaccine indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza virus sub types A & B, (H1N1)(H3N2). Contraindication is for persons allergic to egg proteins. Low dose is Fluarix Quadrivalent for patients ages 6 month-65 yrs.  High dose is Fluzone High Dose Quadrivalent for ages 65+. These are the recommendations for the 2021- 22 seasons.  Flu shots can be given without an appointment or provider visit. Call the clinic at 660-476-2121 with any questions. Please bring your Medicare or insurance card with you and they will file for insurance benefits.

AC Elementary PTO sponsored “Puzzle Race” scheduled for Saturday, November 13, has been cancelled.

AC Second Saturday event has been cancelled for November 13.

Farmhouse Kitchen & Sumo’s Pub will be closed November 9- 15.

“The Little Apple” was started by the A. C. Economic Development as way of informing residents of news and events sponsored by area businesses and organizations.  Items of a clearly personal nature, such as birthdays, anniversaries, awards (not group sponsored), personal sales and the like are not accepted for publication.  Please email articles for “The Little Apple” to dcp81@embarqmail.com by Tuesday evenings or bring them to Dr. Payton’s office to be included in that week’s edition.  To receive “The Little Apple” free by e-mail, send your e-mail address to dcp81@embarqmail.com  If you have changed your previous email address, you are asked to send the current address, so the list can be updated.

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for November and December. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Nov 11 Rheumatology, Dr. Tay , Nov 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Nov 17– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Nov 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Nov 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Nov 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Dec 1 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Dec 8– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Dec 9 –  Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Dec 10– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Dec 15– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Dec 16 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Dec 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Dec 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Nov 11     Veterans Day Holiday (Post Office government offices and banks are closed)

Nov 11     Veteran’s breakfast 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at Ellett Memorial Hospital

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

Nov 14     Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Knights Hall in Montrose

Public Notice from Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District

Let it be known that the Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an election for

one supervisor in each of two different territories in the county February 1 through February 22,

2022. Anyone that owns a farm in Territory [II] (Grand River, Mingo, Shawnee, Spruce, Summit and

Deepwater Townships) or Territory [IV] (Homer, Charlotte, Mount Pleasant, Walnut, New Home and

Howard Townships), and meets the qualifications listed below, may be considered as a candidate in the

election. You may submit your name for participation in the election by completing the self-nomination

form and delivering it to the district by 5:00 P.M. on November 30th. The self-nomination

form is available online at https://mosoilandwater.land/bates or in person at the district

office (see contact info below).

Supervisors of the district administer district policies and programs, district personnel, and cost-share

funding made available by the one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soils and water sales tax.

During fiscal year 2021, the district provided $64,470.46 of cost-share funds to 14 landowners to

assist the landowners with installing agricultural erosion control and water quality practices.

The qualifications required to be a supervisor are:

1. Being a land representative from the district (10 CSR 70-4.010 (1) (I)). A land representative is

defined as the owner or representative authorized by power of attorney of any farm lying within an

area proposed to be established, and subsequently established, as a soil and water conservation district

under Chapter 278, RSMo. Each farm is entitled to representation by a land representative: provided,

however that the land representative is a taxpayer of the county within which the soil and water

district is located.

2. Residing in, or owning a farm in, the area from which he/she is nominated where there is an expiring

term.

3. Being a cooperator of the district, defined as, “a person who is actively engaged in farming and

practices conservation activities related to agriculture”.

4. Being a current resident and tax-paying citizen of the county for at least two years preceding the

election date.

5. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the election date.

County Soil and Water Conservation District

625 West Nursery Street, Box B

Butler, MO 64730

(660) 679-6124 ext. 3

elizabeth.davis@swcd.mo.gov

BATES COUNTY

Bates

Butler Bears Football Friday, November 12th Digital Tickets needed for the game!

Butler Bears head to the District Championship Game on Friday,

November 12th. Join us as Major Black and Cameron Hook,

broadcast from 92.1 and as we stream from 921news.com.

Kick-off at 7 pm in Butler, as the Bears go against Lafayette County, as they take on the Huskers on home turf.

Admission tickets for the Butler Bears District and Show Me Bowl games will only be available through

www.mshsaa.org. Digital tickets are required and will not be sold at the field. Go to www.mshsaa.org, click blue tickets,

select “ football” “Class 2” , select” get tickets” and select the “game of choice”. Fans may download the free Home

Town Fan App to manage ticket purchases. If you have issues, contact the Butler Bears Athletic Director, Jake Duvall.

www.mshsaa,org for digital ticket sales.

MoDOT, Highway Patrol sign historic agreement Agencies establish timeframe to safely clear traffic incidents from roadways

The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have signed the Missouri Open Roads Agreement, a first-of-its-kind document that provides guidance to emergency responders clearing incidents from Missouri highways. In the agreement, the agencies adopted a goal to clear traffic incidents safely from the roadway in no more than 90 minutes from the arrival of the first responder.  

MoDOT, MSHP and other emergency responders are calling on drivers to do their part by staying alert, slowing down and, when possible, moving over to give them room to work. To remind motorists what’s on the line, the Federal Highway Administration has declared the week of Nov. 8-14 as Crash Responder Safety Week.  

“Traffic congestion is a growing problem in Missouri, and we know most of it is related to incidents like crashes, stalled vehicles and debris,” said Ed Hassinger, MoDOT deputy director and chief engineer. “The Open Road Agreement will help strengthen the joint efforts of Missouri’s emergency responders to quickly and safely clear our highways of these incidents and get traffic back to normal.”  

There were more than 131,000 traffic crashes in Missouri in 2020. As part of MoDOT’s work to maintain a safe and reliable transportation system, the department’s emergency response personnel respond to more than 6,000 traffic incidents each month on average.

“Every day, first responders place themselves in danger along Missouri roadways investigating crashes, assisting stranded motorists and enforcing traffic laws,” said Colonel Eric Olson, MSHP superintendent. “Please slow down, move over and give them room to work.”  

When motorists approach any responders or emergency vehicles on the side of the highway with flashing lights, they should move over. Missouri’s Move Over law requires drivers to either change lanes or slow down when approaching stationary MoDOT, law enforcement or other emergency vehicles with flashing lights. To help protect those who protect us, all 50 states enforce some form of the Move Over law.  

For more information about Crash Responder Safety Week and what drivers can do to protect Missouri’s emergency responders, visit savemolives.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This number may be found on the 921kmoe.com website under the event calendar. The Bates County Elks Lodge is located on Elks Drive just off West Mill Street in Butler. 

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

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

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

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

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

To purchase luminaries go to the Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce or online at harrisonvillechamber.com/veterans

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

11/5 Butler Bears Football

Tonight in Butler Bears Football the Bears took on the Holden Eagles at Butler. Tonight was the 2nd round of Districts. The Butler Bears took the win tonight with a final score of :

Butler16

Holden 8

Winter Hours: Adrian Community Library

The Adrian Community Library announces its winter hours. The Adrian Community Library will now be closing at 5:00 pm every day.

Winter hours are:

Monday and Tuesday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am to 5:00 pm The Adrian Community Library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

‘Money Smart for Older Adults’ coming to Zoom Nov. 11, 12

If you are looking for free, unbiased information on getting a handle on your retirement finances, Care Connection for Aging Services is offering a two-part Zoom course for older adults.

“Money Smart for Older Adults” on Zoom will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12. To register and receive a link, call 1-800-748-7826, email information@goaging.org,  or visit goaging.org/events.

The first session will cover preventing financial exploitation and identity theft, and the second session will address preparing financially for unexpected circumstances.

“We have some really good information about the different types of financial scams that target seniors,” said Care Connection Public Information Coordinator Shannon Poskocil, who is presenting the sessions. “We’ll also discuss how to organize your documents, which ones to keep in a fireproof box at home, and which to keep at a safe deposit box in a bank. And, we will have time for questions and answers.”

The program is based on information from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

 Money Smart is part of the area agency on aging’s Connect! Online series for people 60 and older and caregivers.

Care Connection serves 21 locations in 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Saline, St. Clair and Vernon. The mission is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826.

14th Annual Holiday Open House November 6th, Adrian Optimist Building

Shop from and support the local home businesses that will be set up with holiday decorations and Christmas gift items for sale.

30+ vendors with items such as clothing, crafts, home decor, Tupperware items and more.

Memories of Mom will be on hand with concession items.

The Holiday Open House is open from 9am to 3pm, Saturday November 6th at the Adrian Optimist Building, Adrian.

Byrd’s Pecan Annual Fall Festival, November 6th, 11-2 pm

Byrd’s Pecans in Virginia now open 7 days a week, 9-5 pm.  Buy pecan pieces, pecan halves, pecan gift packages, and more. 

The shop is located at 8869 SW State Route V, Butler.  You can also shop online at byrdspecans.com or call 866-679-5583. 

Saturday, November 6th, Byrd’s Pecans will hold their annual fall festival from 11-2 pm.  See pecan demonstrations, hear live music, and let the kids pet the animals.

Byrd’s Pecan Annual Fall Festival, November 6th 11-2 pm.

Holiday Decor and More Sale at Bates County Museum, Nov. 5th and 6th

2021 Holiday Décor and More Sale, today and tomorrow, November 5th and 6th, in Robertson Hall at the Bates County Museum.

Treat yourself to some retail therapy and find great one-of-a-kind items for Autumn, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Low prices on new and gently used items. 
Open Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-1 in Robertson Hall at the Bates County Museum, 2021 Holiday Décor and More Sale. 

Find the Bates County Museum on Facebook.  

BF Cattle CO Fall Bull Sale, Saturday, November 6th

If you’re looking for a bright future with a fescue fit BF Balancer bull then don’t miss the BF Cattle CO Annual Fall Bull Sale Saturday, November 6th at 1 pm in Butler. 

Maternal Integrity Balancer bulls, 18 months old and ready to work, raised by Missouri’s Top Dam of Breeder from 2015-2021. 

For more information or to see what they have to offer, see the BF Cattle CO Facebook page, their website bfcattleco.com, or call 660-492-2808. 

BF Cattle CO Fall Bull Sale, Saturday, November 6th.

Bates County Fair Board Steak and Chop Dinner Saturday, November 6th

The Bates County Fair Board presents Steak and Chop night including a Cornhole Tournament and Live Music Saturday, November 6th at the Bates County Fair Building. 

Steak dinner is $23 and Pork Chop dinner is $18.  Dinner will be served from 6-8 pm. 

Cornhole Tournament starts at 7pm with 2 age groups, 18 and under and 19 and over, there is a $25 registration fee.  Stick around for Live Music at 8 pm. 

All proceeds are for the new building project.  Bates County Fair Board Steak and Chop Night, November 6th.

Butler Bears District Play-Off Game Tonight

It’s round 2 of District play and game 1 for the Butler Bears.  They will take on the Holden Eagles, tonight, November 5th at the Butler Sports Complex.  

FM 92.1 will be following the Bears through the tournament and broadcasting the games live with Sports announcers Major Black and Cameron Hook. 

If you are unable to make it to the game then tune your radio to FM 92.1 or listen as we stream live at 921news.com.

Coats for Kids Drive 2021

The Bates County “Coats for Kids” project is gearing up to put warm winter coats on over 230 deserving children
throughout Bates County.

Many children in our area school systems will not have the luxury of a new coat this winter.

Carol Ann Winburn and DSWA Certified Public Accountants are now taking nominations from area school nurses to be sure every child has a warm coat or jacket. If it is in your heart to help with this cause, send your donation to Coats for Kids, c/o Carol Ann Winburn, 109 Ranch Drive, in Butler, or drop it by the DSWA CPA office, located at 210 Ohio Street in Butler. 

All individuals who donate will be entered into a drawing for one of three great prizes.  Every dollar donated will be used to purchase warm winter coats for Bates County children.  Thank you in advance from the children in Bates County.


Nevada Man in Custody After Early Morning Pursuit

A Nevada man is in custody following a vehicle pursuit after a vehicle failed to stop for a
deputy who was attempting to make a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, the deputy attempted the traffic stop at Elm and
Walnut in Nevada when the vehicle failed to stop. Other units were notified, and Nevada
Police Officer assisted in getting the vehicle to stop at Lynn and Maple where the suspect
was taken into custody without incident.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the suspect has been identified as 53-year-old
Andrew Miller of Nevada, Mo. Miller’s charges include Resisting Arrest, Failure to
Register Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial
Responsibility.

Miller is currently being held at the Vernon County Jail on a $500 bond.

Crimes can be reported the Sheriff’s Office via “report a crime” link on the Sheriff’s
Office mobile phone app or website, and by email at tips@vernoncosheriff.org or by
calling 417-667-6042
www.VernonCoSheriff.org

Bates County Hospital without phone service

As of 3:0 pm this afternoon Bates County Memorial Hospital has been experiencing a phone

outage problem and would appreciate your help in sharing this critical information with family and friends.

Due to a local phone outage, Bates County Memorial Hospital and Clinics in Butler are not able to communicate by phone. This includes the scheduling number for clinics as well as the emergency room. Please dial 911 in an emergency. CenturyLink support teams have been sent to review the issues. No estimated time of completion has been communicated with Bates County Memorial. 

National Diabetes Month great time to focus on prevention

Care Connection for Aging Services is participating in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) to help prevent or postpone a disease that affects one in 10 Americans.

As part of National Diabetes Month in November, the agency is recruiting individuals to enroll in a 12-month program developed by the Centers for Disease Control that has been proven to prevent diabetes.

Two Care Connection lifestyles coaches will lead the NDPP Prevent T2 program with weekly meetings for the first 16 weeks and monthly meetings after that.

 One in three Americans, about 88 million people, have been diagnosed with prediabetes, a serious health condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes, according to the CDC.

“Those are the people we are trying to reach,” said Teresa Romanowicz, Support Services Director for Care Connection. “The good news is that by changing your habits and lifestyle, you can prevent or postpone the development of Type 2 diabetes. If you have ever thought ‘If only I had a coach to support and walk me through this,’ this is for you.”

The NDPP program will be offered free to participants and will include information, coaching and encouragement for older adults on topics including losing weight; eating better; exercising (even when the weather is bad); planning, setting and meeting goals; and coping with stress.

Participants also will be able to meet online privately with a lifestyle coach.

The program is open to people whose blood sugar levels indicate they have prediabetes. To discuss details of the program and find out if you are a fit, call Lifestyle Program Manager Stacey Gilkeson at 1-800-748-7826. The agency needs at least a dozen participants to offer the class, so Gilkeson is creating a list of interested individuals who match the criteria. The goal is to begin the program in January.

The agency also offers regular sessions of the Diabetes Self-Management Program free of charge, via Zoom. For more information on this program, visit www.goaging.org or call Gilkeson.

To commemorate Diabetes Month, the National Institutes of Health offer these tips to help manage prediabetes and prevent diabetes.

Take small steps. Making changes to your daily habits can be hard, but you don’t have to change everything at once. It is OK to start small. Remember that setbacks are normal, and do not mean you have failed — the key is to get back on track as soon as you can.

Move more. Limit time spent sitting, and try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week. Start slowly by breaking it up throughout the day.

Choose healthier foods and drinks most of the time. Pick foods that are high in fiber and low in fat and sugar. Build a plate that includes a balance of vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates. Drink water instead of sweetened drinks.

Lose weight, track it, and keep it off. You may be able to prevent or delay diabetes by losing 5 percent to 7 percent of your starting weight.

Seek support. It is possible to reverse prediabetes. Making a plan, tracking your progress, and getting support from your health care professional and loved ones can help you make the necessary lifestyle changes.

Stay up to date on vaccinations. The COVID-19 (booster shot, if eligible) and flu vaccines are especially important for people who may be more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 or the flu, such as people with diabetes.

Care Connection for Aging Services is a nonprofit area agency on aging serving adults 60 and older in 21 locations in 13 West Central Missouri counties: Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Saline, St. Clair and Vernon. Its mission is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. For more information: www.goaging.org or 1-800-748-7826.

Community Cafe to Resume Their Tuesday Evening Schedule Beginning Tuesday, December 7th

Starting in December, and on the 7th of December, at First Baptist Church, the Butler Community Cafe will begin Again!

They are excited about seeing the community come together again for a free meal every Tuesday.

Here is the schedule, and they look forward to more fun, food, and fellowship.( Masks are optional)

First Tuesday at First Baptist Church

Second Tuesday at Ohio Methodist Church

Third Tuesday at First Christian Church

Fourth Tuesday at Nazarene ChurchFifth Tuesday at Happy Hill Church

They can’t wait to see all of you again!

Harrisonville Shop with a Cop

Harrisonville Police Department will once again this year host SHOP with a COP!

To say the least 2021 has been another challenging year for many!! To try and get back to normal, or maybe the new normal, Harrisonville Police Department will be hosting our 2021 Shop with a Cop (SWAC) program on December 18th.

Their goal again this year will be to assist 200 kids with $100 gift card, so they have a lot of money to raise in a short period of time. The important part of SWAC each year is that the children get a Christmas. The last few years this has been more challenging than ever.

The list of children participating in the 2021 Shop-with-a-Cop program has been provided to Harrisonville Police Department. They will begin contacting the children’s parents as each child becomes funded. Harrisonville Police Department will begin contacting parents in early December. Please do not contact the Harrisonville Police Department to try and add children to the list. The list is already established.

Currently they do not have the funds for all 200 children. If you are interested in donating to the Harrisonville SWAC event, please contact the Harrisonville Police department. They accept cash or checks made out to SWAC.

Harrisonville Police Department is located at 205 N. Lexington Street Harrisonville, MO 64701 or you may contact them by phone at (816) 380-8929.

Butler Honor Roll

Butler Junior/Senior High School announces honor roll for first quarter of 2021-2022

City of Butler Press Release re: Janitorial Services

The City of Butler, is requesting competitive pricing for janitorial services from a company or individual for the City Hall facility located at 22 W. Ohio Butler, MO.

Bid Submittal

The City would like a firm to bid for 12 months and a renewal option.

Bid Proposals documents can be picked up at City Hall 22 W. Ohio Street or at our website www.cityofbutlermo.com.

Responses shall be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on December 3, 2021. Responses may be submitted hard-copy or email,

Submit hard-copy responses to:

                        City of Butler

                        ATTN: Corey Snead, City Clerk

                        P.O. Box 420

                        Butler, MO 64730

Submit email responses to: csnead@cityofbutlermo.com

Responses must have “Janitorial Bid” referenced on the outside of the envelope or in the subject line of the email.

Harrisonville Chamber Silent Auction and Chili Dinner

The Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Annual Silent Auction and Chili Dinner on Saturday, December 4th during the Christmas on the Square event from 4pm to 7pm.

The Harrisonville Chamber invites you to put together your most awesome basket for the silent auction and drop it at the Harrisonville Chamber office by Wednesday, November 24th

Donated baskets will be auctioned off during Christmas on the Square, Saturday, Dec 4th.

The Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce office is located at 106 South Independence Street in Harrisonville.

Cass County Health Department Weekly Update

COVID-19 Case and Vaccine Data Released

Harrisonville, MO (November 3, 2021) – 

Cass County has released its weekly report documenting COVID-19 impacts and vaccination efforts to combat the pandemic. The data is through the week ending October 30, 2021.

There were 98 confirmed (PCR tests) cases in Cass County in the last week, down from the 127 cases the week prior. In addition, there were 51 probable cases (antigen tests and other cases), down from 69 cases the week prior.

111 people were notified of possible exposure, up from 93 last week.  88 of those exposures related to school systems, up from 33 the week prior. 23 people were notified of exposure outside school systems, down from 60 such notifications the previous week.

Overall, Cass County has reported 11,426 cases, about 10,796 cases per 100,000 residents.

The county has reported 124 deaths (117 per 100,000 residents), with one death reported in the last week.

The Cass County Health Department administered 299 vaccine doses last week, up from 213 doses the prior week. They have now administered 10,700 first doses and 10,356 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, 275 third doses and 879 booster shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have now been administered to those who qualify. The department uses the Pfizer (age 12 and up) and Moderna (age 18 and up) vaccines.

In addition to Health Department administered vaccines, other entities are offering vaccines to county residents. According to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Data Hub which uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, 52.1 percent of Cass County residents have initiated vaccinations and 45.7 percent have completed vaccinations. 75.5 percent of residents 65 and older, and 50.94 percent of residents 18-64 have been fully vaccinated.


The Health Department will continue to offer vaccinations from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at their new clinic location at 2061 N Commercial St., Harrisonville, MO 64701. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.  For an appointment, residents can call 816-380-8425 to schedule.

More vaccine clinic information can be found on the Health Department website (www.casscounty.com/2462/COVID-19-Vaccine) and on their Facebook Page @CassHealthDepartment. 

The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 44

November 3, 2021

AC Landmarks Restoration will honor our area military 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7 at the Depot, by hosting Harry Truman impersonator, Kavin Shull. He will tell stories of the Doughboys and personal experiences about World War I taken from Harry Truman’s book, Letters to Bess.

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting will be Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Top of the World Barn in Osceola, MO. The DJ will be Wired for Sound, Mark Stewart. Please RSVP to Lawanna Salmon at 660-492-7259 by Thursday, November 4th, 2021.

Ellett Memorial Hospital staff will serve a biscuit and gravy breakfast for all Veterans and their spouses in thanks for their service to our country on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in the EMH dining room. This is to honor those American Veterans for their bravery, sacrifice, and love for their country. A table of honor will have pictures displayed for anyone wanting to recognize loved ones who served. 

AC Elementary PTO will sponsor a “Puzzle Race” Saturday, November 13 in the Elementary School Gym. The price is $100 per team (of up to 5 players 10 years old and older). The price includes participation and lunch – taco salad, dessert, and drink. (Non-participant lunches are available for $5.)  Lunch will be served from 12:30 – 1:30 and the puzzles start at 2:00 p.m. There will be cash prizes for the first completed border, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. Door prizes will be given throughout the race. Please register by November 7. To register, call or text Amanda Evans at 417-296-3239 or Katy Botka, Elementary School Principal, at 660-476-2108.  If you want to participate and do not have a team, please contact them. Registration payments can be made by check made out to the Appleton City Elementary PTO and dropped off at the AC Elementary School Office or by Venmo at Appleton city-PTO or by PayPal at appletoncitypto@gmail.com.  If you cannot make it and want to make a donation, you can do so by any of the methods mentioned.  All proceeds benefit the children at AC Elementary School through the AC Elementary PTO. 

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, November 14 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Treat your family to a hot breakfast you do not have to cook or clean up. A free will donation will be greatly appreciated

City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day and Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26 for Thanksgiving.

The AC Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until November 20, 2021. The purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you have wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you will have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special nameplate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The first organizational meeting of a new 4-H club forming in St. Clair County will be Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church at 505 Walnut Street in Osceola. Everyone is welcome. Come and be part of a dynamic youth organization where youth have opportunities to gain leadership, citizenship, and life skills, all while having fun, making new friends and taking part in hands-on activities. If you have questions, please contact the MU Extension office at (417) 646-2419.

Truman Lake Community Foundation Fall grant awards have been announced: AC Athletic Booster Inc. $3,000 for handicap accessible concrete sidewalks at athletic field complex; Living Waters Foundation $2,800  for a fall festival, Christmas from the heart, Blessings store, Grocery gift cards for K-12 students; Henry County Historical Society $1,416 for updating computers and a handheld scanner to catalog museum items; St. Ludger Fund for Historic Preservation $5,000 for tuck pointing and stained glass window maintenance; Clinton Main Street Inc. $5,000 for a Veteran banner program; Lily’s House $4,000 for four twin beds & bedding; Community of Christ Church $820 for two weather-resistant boxes for Blessing Box pantry and Lending Library replacements; Holy Rosary School $5,000 for laptops for teachers.

AC Rural Health Clinic now has both the high dose flu Shot and the low dose flu shots. Both are an inactivate influenza vaccine indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza virus sub types A & B, (H1N1)(H3N2). Contraindication is for persons allergic to egg proteins. Low dose is Fluarix Quadrivalent for patients ages 6 month-65 yrs. High dose is Fluzone High Dose Quadrivalent for ages 65+. These are the recommendations for the 2021- 22 seasons. Flu shots can be given without an appointment or provider visit. Call the clinic at 660-476-2121 with any questions. Please bring your Medicare or insurance card with you and they will file for insurance benefits.

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for November. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Nov 4– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Nov 10 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis. Nov 11 Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Nov 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Nov 17– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Nov 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Nov 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Nov 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 7. Remember to set your clocks back one hour. Fire Departments also recommend it is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Nov 7       Daylight Savings Time ends set your clocks back one hour

Nov 7       Harry Truman impersonator, Kavin Shull. 2:00 p.m. at the Depot

Nov 11     Veterans Day Holiday

Nov 11     Veteran’s breakfast 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at Ellett Memorial Hospital

Nov 13     AC Elementary PTO “Puzzle Race” in the Elementary School Gym Lunch from 12:30 – 1:30 puzzles start at 2:00 p.m.

Nov 13     Appleton City Second Saturday activities on Main Street starting at 5:00 p.m.

Care Connection focusing on Family Caregiver Program

Care Connection for Aging Services is re-emphasizing the importance of family caregiving by employing a social worker to specialize in this area.

November is National Family Caregiver Month, but Care Connection provides support and services to caregivers year-round.

Social Worker Lisa Lewis took the new position of Family Caregiver Coordinator two months ago and is examining the needs of caregivers and ways that Care Connection might better serve them.

“When someone calls in and says, ‘I need help for my mom’ or ‘I need help for my friend,’ I try to find out how we can help the caregiver,” Lewis said. “I have people who call me from out of state and then some people who are overwhelmed and starting new.”

During those conversations, Lewis said, she tries to understand “what else we as an agency need to do to provide help. Do they need educational materials or support groups – or both?”

Lewis, who has a master’s degree in social work, has spent her career serving older adults in hospitals, nursing homes, adult day care, and group counseling.

The Family Caregiver Coordinator job appealed to her because “We (care managers) work with caregivers every day, but we don’t focus primarily on the caregiver – we focus on the receiver of care. I like that this special niche will allow me to take the time to find out really what the caregivers need and try to provide that for them.”

Families are the primary source of support for older adults in the United States, with as many as 34 million people assuming the caregiver role for spouses, parents, older relatives or close friends. In all, some 43 million people provide care for family members of all ages. Those unpaid caregivers provide services that are worth an estimated $370 billion annually, according to the federal Administration for Community Living.

 Research by the ACL indicates caregiving also takes a significant emotional, physical, and financial toll. With nearly half of all caregivers older than 50, many are vulnerable to a decline in their own health. Studies show that coordinated support services can reduce caregiver depression, anxiety, and stress, and enable them to provide care longer, which avoids or delays the need for costly institutional care for older adults who receive family care.

Besides education and support, the Care Connection Family Caregiver Program can coordinate respite care for caregivers; assist financially with dietary supplements and supplies to help with incontinence; and help with the acquisition of aids such as grab bars or bath chairs.

For more information, call Lewis at 1-800-748-7856 or email her at llewis@goaging.org.

Care Connection for Aging Services is a nonprofit area agency on aging serving people 60 and older through 21 locations in 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette Pettis, Saline, St. Clair, and Vernon. Its mission is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. For more information, visit www.goaging.org.

BCMH Chief’s Blood Drive

Bates County Memorial Hospital and Community Blood Center will host a Chiefs Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 1st.

Blood Drive will be from 12pm to 5pm in the Bates County Memorial Hospital Education Center. 

All presenting donors get a Chiefs Kingdom T-Shirt! Call 1-877-468-6844 to schedule your appointment today.  You may also schedule your blood drive appointment online by visiting the CBC website at www.donate.savelifenow.org

Appointments are preferred but not required.  Masks are required regardless of vaccination for the Bates County Memorial Chief’s Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 1st.

Bates County Memorial Hospital Education Center is located at 615 W. Nursery, Butler, MO 64730.

Cass County Crash Sends Driver to Hospital

On November 2nd around 6:44 a.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident at Missouri Route 2 and C Highway.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2009 Nissan Versa driven by 88 year old Eugene L. Davis of Peculiar, Missouri turned into the path and was struck by a 2020 Ford F-550 driven by 48 year old Eric L. Vergouven of Harrisonville, Missouri.

Mr. Davis sustained serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight Eagle to Research Medical Center in Kansas City for treatment.

Butler Bears Digital Ticket Information

Remaining Football Game Ticketing Information

Butler High School will be using MSHSAA’s digital ticketing system for the remainder of the football season.  Following are instructions to access the digital tickets. Digital tickets are REQUIRED to enter games from here on out and cash will NOT be accepted for admission.

Instructions: Click the MSHSAA link – www.mshsaa.org Click on the blue TICKETS button Select the “football” icon Select “Class 2” Select “Get Tickets” blue icon next to “Football Class 2 District Semifinal 9 Holden v Butler”

If desired, you may download the free HomeTown Fan app to manage your purchases and tickets.

If you have any issues, please contact Athletic Director Jake Duvall.

West Central offering Help to Homeless in Adrian Motel

Recently many of our listener may have read a story on Facebook about the old motel located in Adrian Missouri.  That article was written by The Kansas City Star, they focused on the homeless people living in the motel with no electric, water or sewage. 

Everyone agrees this is a problem that need resolved for not only the homeless living in the motel but the community of Adrian. West Central Community Action Agency is stepping up to help.

West Central Community Action Agency will be present at the Motel in Adrian this coming Wednesday (Nov 3rd) at 1:00pm to assist anyone needing shelter, food, jobs, and even transportation to jobs if they so choose to accept the help. If you know of anyone needing help, please encourage them to be present and take advantage of this assistance to help get them back on their feet. 

Flue Fire in Butler

This Press Release is from the Butler Fire Department

At 10:06pm on Monday, November 1st the Butler Fire Department was notified of a flue fire at 603 W. Ft. Scott Street in Butler.

On arrival the Butler Fire Department found a small amount of fire and sparks coming from the top of the Chimney from the 2 ½ story residential structure.

The fire was extinguished without damage to the inside or the outside of the structure. The Butler Fire Department was on the scene around one hour.

Adrian High School Veteran’s Day Celebration

The Adrian High School Veterans Day Celebration will on Thursday, November 11th.

Veteran’s Breakfast will begin at 7am in the Adrian High School FACS Room 13 with an Assembly to follow at 8:30am in the New Gym at the Adrian High School.

All Veteran are invited to attend the Adrian High School Veteran Day Celebration.

The Adrian High School is located at 601 North Houston Ave. in Adrian.  

Nevada Holiday Open House Event November 11th-13th

Are you ready to start your holiday shopping?  Local Nevada businesses are having a holiday open house event November 11th-13th.  Find special sales and savings with each participating business, clothing, furniture, kitchen items, food, home décor, even gift certificates.  Shop Friday and Saturday 9-7, and Sunday hours will vary with each business. Nevada Holiday Open House event, November 11th, 12th, and 13th.

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 15,608 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2021 deer hunting season, Oct. 30-31. Top counties were Osage with youth hunters harvesting 359 deer, Franklin with 329, and Howell with 310. Youth hunters harvested 15,854 deer during last year’s early youth portion.

View additional harvest numbers for the 2021 early youth portion at Telecheck Harvest Numbers (mo.gov).

“Weather can have a big impact on harvest totals during our shorter season portions,” said MDC Cervid Program Supervisor Jason Isabelle. “Thankfully, the rain we experienced across much of the state late last week moved out just in time for our youth hunters to have some great conditions over the weekend.”

Missouri’s deer archery season continues through Nov. 12 and resumes Nov. 24 through Jan. 15, 2022. The November portion of firearms deer season runs Nov. 13-23 followed by the late youth portion Nov. 26-28. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 4-12 followed by the alternative methods portion Dec. 25 through Jan. 4, 2022.

Read more information on deer hunting from MDC’s 2021 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available where hunting permits are sold and online at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/Zyy.

Butler Bears head to Round-Two this Friday Night.

Round 2 of the 2021 MAHSAA District Championship games hit the Butler Football field this Friday night.

The Butler Bears take on the Holden Eagles in round-2 action.

Kick off at 7:00 pm. 92.1 will broadcast live from the studios and stream from www.921news.com.

Join us for 11 Man-Football this Friday night.

Butler High School Presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

The Butler High School Drama and Music departments will present Disney’s Aladdin Jr. on Friday and Saturday, November 19th, and 20th at the Butler High School Auditorium with curtain call at 7pm.

This is an exciting stage adaptation of the legendary tale of the lovable thief with the heart of gold. Aladdin, Jasmine and fast talking, wisecracking Genie will discover mystical caves, take magic carpet rides and outwit the evil sorcerer, Jafar.

The Aladdin Jr. musical includes favorite Alan Menken songs such as
“Friend Like Me,” “A Whole New World,” and “Prince Ali,” as well as wonderful new songs added for the Broadway Production.

Tickets for the Butler High School production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. on November 19th and 20th are seven dollars each and available at the Butler Elementary and High School offices beginning on November 8th.

Holiday Coat Drive

Farmers Insurance and The Butler License Office are partnering up to bring warmth to the children of Bates County this holiday season.

Beginning on November 1st through November 23rd you may visit the Butler License Office or Farmers Insurance to sign a child up to receive a coat.

There will a tree placed at the Butler License Office dressed in ornaments, each containing the size of a coat needed for a Bates County child this year. The public is invited starting on November 29th, to visit the Butler License Office to select an ornament, then you will drop off the new or gently used coat in the corresponding size at Farmers Insurance.

Butler License Office is located at 105 North Orange Street in Butler, where you select you ornament for the Holiday Coat Drive.

Farmers Insurance is located at 108 North Orange Street where you will bring you coat for donation.

For more information about the Holiday Coat Drive contact Ashley Isaacson at 660-679-0061 or Heather Diehl at 660-679-4215

Rich Hill Man receives Serious Injury in a Vernon County Crash

Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a one-car accident on Sunday, October 31st at 2:30am on I49, 7 miles North of Nevada.

The accident occurred when at 2008 Chrysler driven by Renne Walker, 23 of Rich Hill was southbound when he fell asleep, traveling off the right side of the roadway and overturned. 

Mr. Walker was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries.  Mr. Walker was transported by private vehicle to Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada.

The vehicle was removed from the scene by owner

Public Notice: Bates County: SWCD Board of supervisors

Let it be known that the Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an election for

one supervisor in each of two different territories in the county February, 1 through February 22,

2022. Anyone that owns a farm in Territory [II] (Grand River, Mingo, Shawnee, Spruce, Summit and

Deepwater Townships) or Territory [IV] (Homer, Charlotte, Mount Pleasant, Walnut, New Home and

Howard Townships), and meets the qualifications listed below, may be considered as a candidate in the

election. You may submit your name for participation in the election by completing the self-nomination

form and delivering it to the district by 5:00 P.M. on November 30th. The self-nomination

form is available online at https://mosoilandwater.land/bates or in person at the district

office (see contact info below).

Supervisors of the district administer district policies and programs, district personnel, and cost-share

funding made available by the one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soils and water sales tax.

During fiscal year 2021, the district provided $64,470.46 of cost-share funds to 14 landowners to

assist the landowners with installing agricultural erosion control and water quality practices.

The qualifications required to be a supervisor are:

1. Being a land representative from the district (10 CSR 70-4.010 (1) (I)). A land representative is

defined as the owner or representative authorized by power of attorney of any farm lying within an

area proposed to be established, and subsequently established, as a soil and water conservation district

under Chapter 278, RSMo. Each farm is entitled to representation by a land representative: provided,

however that the land representative is a taxpayer of the county within which the soil and water

district is located.

2. Residing in, or owning a farm in, the area from which he/she is nominated where there is an expiring

term.

3. Being a cooperator of the district, defined as, “a person who is actively engaged in farming and

practices conservation activities related to agriculture”.

4. Being a current resident and tax-paying citizen of the county for at least two years preceding the

election date.

5. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the election date.

County Soil and Water Conservation District

625 West Nursery Street, Box B

Butler, MO 64730

(660) 679-6124 ext. 3

elizabeth.davis@swcd.mo.gov

BATES COUNTY

Bates

Butler: Corner Hardware Closed Friday and Saturday November 5th and 6th

Corner Hardware in Butler will be closed this Friday, November 5th, and Saturday, November 6th to celebrate the wedding of their son.

Corner Hardware will be closed and the owners will be out of town.

It’s back to business as usual on Monday. That’s a reminder that Corner Hardware will be closed this Friday and Saturday.

Bates County Cattlemen’s Final Cook-Out of the Season

It’s the last Bates County Cattlemen’s Cook-Out of the year, this Saturday, November 6th.

Dinner served from 10 am until the food is gone. $8.00 ribeye’s, $7.00 smoked beef, $6.00 burgers.

All meals come with chips and water.

That’s the last Bates County Cattlemen’s cook-out of the season this Saturday, at the parking lot of Family Center in Butler. Serving starts at 10 am.

The Sale Continues at Hertzog Meat Company.

Local farm-raised ground beef for sale today for $3.25 per pound. Available in 10-pound logs while the supply lasts.

Hertzog Meat Company Passaic, All beef is from fed cattle and dry-aged for 14 days. Shop today and stock up on ground beef logs at Hertzog Meat Company. Turn left at the 4-way stop in Passaic,

Hertzog Meat Company is just before the railroad tracks. Ground beef Sale while the supply lasts.

Rehabilitation Services Celebrates 50 Years of Therapy in Bates County

The Shared Legacy of Father and Son, Max and Scott Ridings  

In 1971, Max Ridings was a young physical therapist when he had the opportunity to contract physical therapy services at Bates County Memorial Hospital. He started out in a small room near the ER with a few pieces of equipment and one assistant named Thelma Hammett, a nurse’s aide.

“She didn’t know anything about PT [physical therapy], and I talked to the doctors, and they didn’t know anything about PT, but this was the opportunity I wanted, to be on my own, to provide treatment the way I thought it should be,” Max said. “So, we got started … I had experience in large hospitals and private clinics, and this was really different. I had a lot of groundwork to do at the beginning.”

In the early years, Rehab Services shifted locations several times before occupying the current clinic space, designed specifically for therapy services in the 2003 hospital addition.  The history of their services also changed with the hospital’s, including the treatment of skilled nursing and home health patients.

Scott Ridings, Max’s son, followed his father in his chosen profession. After he graduated from the University of Missouri in 1989, Scott practiced physical therapy at a clinic in the Belton-Raymore area for about 10 years. In 1999, he agreed to his father’s offer to take the lead in the rehab department at BCMH, and they worked together until Max’s retirement in 2013.

In the years since Scott took over as director of Rehab Services, he has seen some of the same patients his father treated years ago. Many have told him essentially the same thing: “If it wasn’t for your dad, I don’t think I would have regained the function that I have now.”

For example, Max recalls a patient who suffered several leg fractures from a car accident, resulting in only 45 degrees of extension in her leg.

“With her grit, she was the most pain-tolerant person that I had ever worked on, male or female. She made it through that and got back to walking like she wanted to walk,” Max said. “I think that keeps every therapist going, to a certain extent, helping someone to achieve what they’re capable of.”

“He made an impact on this community, for sure,” Scott said. “As a son, it makes me very proud of what he did. The opportunity to continue the legacy of his work, and how he practiced, is what I want to continue with the current staff and the years ahead.”

Today, Rehabilitation Services has grown to about 17 staff members including physical, occupational and speech therapists, treating all ages from one year to the geriatric population. Their therapy services cover the gamut, from orthopedic to neurological conditions. Therapists are also qualified for highly specialized therapies, such as the Big and Loud program for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

“What I love about our staff is not just their skill level, but their character and the ability to connect well with our patients.  The more people understand how much you care by listening, asking them what goals they have, what they want to gain out of therapy … that connection is really key, and we find that patients respond more that way, and have better outcomes,” Scott said.

What did it mean to Max to work with his son?

“A lot of great pride. Respect. How he handled himself and his relationship with others. I’m really pleased and thankful that my son Scott is able to carry on the torch.”

Congratulations, Rehabilitation Services, and thank you for 50 years of providing therapy to our community.

Butler High School XC Results

The Butler High School XC team traveled to MO Western University in St. Joseph to compete in the Class 2 District 4 meet. To advance on to State you have to be in the top 30 individuals or top 4 teams. We had absolutely perfect weather for this meet. Rarely can you say that about this time of year. Some of the runners had a great day with personal records while others struggled but fought through to the finish. 

The Butler boys were up first. Jerrun Kennedy hadn’t raced in almost a month due to an injury. He struggled to overcome said injury and finished in 95th with a 24:45. Leading the way for the Butler boys was Andrew Clutter who finished in 72nd with a 22:15 which is a big personal record for him. Falling in between Andrew and Jerrun was Senior Richard Walker. He ran a 23:33 in 86th place. None of the Butler boys advance on, but they worked hard on a season to be proud of.

For only the 3rd time this season, Butler has enough girls to score a team. Leading the way for the Butler girls was Olivia Dowell. She finished in 24th with a 22:56 and qualified for state! After Olivia was Cadence Turney running an almost 2-minute personal record for the season with a 26:05 in 50th place. She was followed by Brielle Campbell with a 28:34 in 67th, Annalee Gardner with a 28:55 in 70th who was fighting through some pretty serious knee pain, and Senior Jakaila Rolph with a 32:23 in 82nd. The girls team placed 9th overall. 

With this Butler team say goodbye to 2 4-year seniors, Jakaila Rolph and Richard Walker (see picture). While they may have never been the front runners, they were a joy to have on the team and see them become better runners and amazing people. Butler XC will miss them next year.

Olivia Dowell advances on to State in Columbia which will take place Saturday, November 6 at Noon!! Look for more results in the future. 

Report from the Bates County Coroner’s Office

On Friday, October 29th at approximately 7:54am the Bates County Coroner was called to a residence in the 500 block of N. Clark St. in Adrian following a fire involving the residence.

A deceased male was located inside the structure and appears to have been the only occupant of the home. Initial investigation reveals no sign of foul play.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office remains on-scene investigating the cause of the fire. The deceased male was transported to the Bates County Coroner’s Office.

At this time Coroner Mullinax will withhold identifying information pending contact with family. Coroner Mullinax will provide more information as he able.

The Bates County Coroner’s Office greatly appreciate the help of Adrian Fire, Butler Fire, and Adrian Police Department with this incident.

Butler: Veterans Day Ceremony American Legion

The American Legion extends an invitation to the public. Your presence will be appreciated on the Butler Courthouse lawn, November 11th for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

The Butler Bear Band Director, David Ross will have the Butler Bears Band on location for several musical selections.

The Master of Ceremony will be Ron Nissen of Butler.

The Veteran’s Day Guest Speaker is Gary Grigsby, the Missouri Department Commander of the American Legion Organization.

The Veterans Day Ceremony will start at 10:30 and last until approximately 11:15. The event will be held at the Gazebo on the Butler Square.

The public is invited and remember to bring a lawn chair.

Butler Center Honors Veterans

The following public service message is a courtesy of Max Motors of Butler.

The Butler Center wishes to honor all the Veterans on November 11th.

All Veterans are invited to stop by the Butler Center at 416 South High Street between 10 and 11 am for free coffee and donuts.

Thank you for your service and the Butler Center hopes to see you on Thursday, November 11th .

Adrian Community Library Soup and/or Chili Supper

The Adrian Community Library invites you to their chili and soup supper, complete with Homemade desserts.

Serving starts at 4:30 until 7:00 pm from the kitchen of the Adrian Optimist South building.

Adults $7.00 per dinner, Veteran’s $3.00, and children 5 through 12, $3.00 and under 3 years old eat for no charge.

Masks are optional. Dine-in or Carry-out from the Adrian Community Library’s fundraising soup and chili supper

Friday, November 5th starting at 4:30. Your dollars will be used for the new building renovations.

Butler Senior Center Re-Opening for Lunch and Recreation

The Butler Senior Center will be opening on November 8th for lunch and recreation. 

There will be a public Friends of the Butler Senior Center board meeting, and if there is anything diners would like to say about The Center, they are more than welcome to do so once they make the request to the Board President, Bryan Tippie.

Bates County Museum Holiday Decor and More Sale

Holiday Décor & More Sale
Annual Museum Fundraiser Sponsored by

Friends of the Museum

Historical Society Members Only Sale

Thursday, NOVEMBER 4, 2021 / 10 am -5 pm

Open to the Public Sale

Friday, November 5th  /  10 am – 5 pm

Saturday, November 6th  /  10 am – 1 pm

Bates County Museum  /  Robertson Hall

802 Elks Drive, Butler, MO

660.679.0134

Find us on Facebook:  Bates County Historical Society & Museum

Ridiculously low bargain prices on new and gently used items that will brighten your home during the holidays.  Treat yourself to some retail therapy and see how much your dollars will buy!

Great one-of-a-kind finds for Autumn, Thanksgiving, & Christmas.

Shop our Sale & Support the Museum!

Bates County Sheriff Investigating Shooting

On October 26th at approximately noon Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a subject who was shooting at some tree trimmers.

The incident happened at CR3508 and CR6207 in rural southwest of Butler.

The reporting party stated that they were trimming trees around power lines when they observed a 2015 or newer, lifted black dodge truck with oversized tires, racing carelessly down the road where they were working. The trimmers used hand motions to get the drivers attention to slow down. After the driver passed the tree trimmers, he slid his truck to a stop and got out and shot at least two rounds at or near the tree trimmers.

The occupants of the truck were described as a white male in his 20’s, short and stocky stature. The female passenger was taller than the male with blonde hair.

Shell casings were recovered from the roadway and are being sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol to be processed for

DNA, Fingerprints, and ballistic comparisons.

If you were the female that was in the vehicle, Bates County Sheriff’s Office believe it would be in your best interest to come forward with information. If you have information, please contact a Detective at 660-679-3232.

Naomi “Faye” McKee, 71 of Carthage, MO, formerly of Adrian

Faye McKee, age 71, passed away peacefully at her home in Carthage, Missouri on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, after ger second battle with cancer.

Faye was born on March 22, 1950, at a neighbor’s house, en route to the hospital in Adrian, Missouri. Her parents, Walter and Beulah Hartsell, named her Naomi Faye, but from an early age, she was always called Faye or – by her brothers – Sis. As a girl, she helped out on her family’s farm, and in 1968 she graduated from Adrian High School. In 1970, she married Roger McKee, and they started their life together in Butler, Missouri. Faye worked for the Missouri Department of Social Services in the Family Support Division starting in 1969 and retired in 2006. As a Methodist minister’s wife, she lived in Lockwood, Wheaton and Archie, before retiring in Carthage.

Faye is survived by her husband Roger; two daughters, D’Lisa and Katie; grandson, Callen Robert; brothers, Eddie (Carolyn) and Tony; step-mother, Wilma Hartsell; brothers-in-law, Duane (Betty) and Jerry; sisters-in-law, Zelda (Wesley) and Linda, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Beulah Hartsell; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Rita Hartsell; brother-in-law, Charles Cole; sister-in-law, Sherryl McKee, and nephews Kelly McKee, Kevin Coleman and Corwin Coleman.

Faye was known among her family and friends as a compassionate and loving person who was always taking care of others, and she leaves a legacy of the many lives she touched through her generosity and kindness. One of her best loved acts of care was the countless cinnamon rolls and loaves of bread that she regularly baked and gave away to family, friends and neighbors. Faye participated in a number of New York Says Thank You mission trips across the Midwest, and was part of the group who helped repair the tattered US flag now on display in the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Faye was a regular blood donor who donated until she was no longer able to, and was also a regular financial contributor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Rainbow Network.

Faye was active in her church community, and had a passion for service that included many years as an active member of the United Methodist Women. She was involved in local units wherever she and Roger served, in the Lakes, Heartland South, and Southwest districts. She held many offices in these districts, including serving as district president of the Southwest district. Her service included many trips to participation in the School of Christian Missions, Legislative Event, Missouri Conference Meetings, as well as the UMW National Assembly. In addition to the UMW, she also loved teaching youth Sunday School classes and quilting with various church quilting groups.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri.

Faye always said that she wanted her flowers before she died so she could enjoy them.

Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Rainbow Network in Faye’s memory.

Appleton City PTO Puzzle Race

Appleton City Elementary PTO will sponsor a “Puzzle Race” on Saturday, November 13 in the Elementary School Gym.  The price is $100 per team. Team consist of up to 5 players 10 years old and older.  The price includes participation and lunch which will be a taco salad, dessert and drink. 

Lunch will also be available for non-participant at a cost of $5.00. Lunch will be served from 12:30 – 1:30 and the puzzles start at 2:00 p.m. 

There will be cash prizes for the first completed border, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Appleton City PTO will also be drawing for door prizes to be given away throughout the race.

Teams need to register by Sunday, November 7th.  To register, call or text Amanda Evans at 417-296-3239 or Katy Botka, Elementary School Principal, at 660-476-2108.  If you want to participate and don’t have a team, please contact them.  Registration payments can be made by check made out to the Appleton City Elementary PTO and dropped off at the Appleton City Elementary School Office or by Venmo at Appletoncity-PTO or by PayPal at appletoncitypto@gmail.com

If your not available to attend but want to make a donation, you can do so by any of the methods mentioned.

All proceeds benefit the children at Appleton City Elementary School through the Appleton City Elementary PTO. 

The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 43

                                               October 27, 2021

Halloween in the park is Sunday October 31.  All goblins need to show up for free hotdogs 5:00 – 6:30 with costume judging starting promptly at 5:30 p.m.  Age Groups are: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-up, followed by: Groups 3 or less and Groups 4 or more.  As in the past, girls will enter the stage from the north, boys & groups will enter from the south.  The GFWC-Jr. Achievers of Appleton City are proud to sponsor this event.

Church of God, 401 East 1st, Appleton City will have Trunk-or-Treat Halloween, October 31, 6:00 p.m. until treats are gone,  

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

First Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. or until the treats are gone.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a Collective Goods Book Fair 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 28 in the Outpatient hallway.  There will be wide selection of books, gifts and useful gadgets for all ages.  It is open to everyone!  Get an early start on your Christmas.

The Trinity United Methodist Church will hold an “All Hallows Eve” Service on 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30.  This will be a time to recognize family and friends who have passed before us.  Everyone is welcome.

Appleton City Landmarks Restoration and Museum will honor our area military Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Depot, by hosting Harry Truman impersonator, Kavin Shull.  He will tell stories of the Doughboys and personal experiences about World War I taken from Harry Truman’s book, Letters to Bess.

Ellett Memorial Hospital staff will serve a biscuit and gravy breakfast for all Veterans and their spouses in thanks for their service to our country on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in the EMH dining room. This is to honor those American Veterans for their bravery, sacrifice and love for their country. A table of honor will have pictures displayed for anyone wanting to recognize loved ones who served. 

AC Elementary PTO will sponsor a “Puzzle Race” Saturday, November 13 in the Elementary School Gym.  The price is $100 per team (of up to 5 players 10 years old and older).  The price includes participation and lunch – taco salad, dessert and drink.  (Non-participant lunches are available for $5.)  Lunch will be served from 12:30 – 1:30 and the puzzles start at 2:00 p.m.  There will be cash prizes for the first completed border, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Door prizes will be given throughout the race.  Please register by November 7.  To register, call or text Amanda Evans at 417-296-3239 or Katy Botka, Elementary School Principal, at 660-476-2108.  If you want to participate and don’t have a team, please contact them.  Registration payments can be made by check made out to the Appleton City Elementary PTO and dropped off at the AC Elementary School Office or by Venmo at Appletoncity-PTO or by PayPal at appletoncitypto@gmail.com.  If you can’t make it and want to make a donation, you can do so by any of the methods mentioned.  All proceeds benefit the children at AC Elementary School through the AC Elementary PTO. 

Montrose VFW Post #8820 will host a street dance and auction 8:30 p.m. October 29 at the old VFW lot.  Music will be provided by Sparrow Foot.  Costumes are welcome.  Cooler fees will be $5.00 – $10.00.  An auction will take place during the first break.  Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs.  Popcorn by Mama Kettle Corn and Paw’s Piggy Pops will be available.

AC Rural Health Clinic now has both the high dose flu Shot and the low dose flu shots. Low dose is Fluarix Quadrivalent and is for patients ages 6 month-65 yrs.  It is an inactivate influenza vaccine indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza virus sub types A & B, (H1N1)(H3N2). Contraindication is for persons allergic to egg proteins. High dose is Fluzone High Dose Quadrivalent  is for ages 65+ and is an inactive influenza vaccine indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza virus sub types A & B. (H1N1)(H3N2). Contraindication is for persons allergic to egg proteins. These are the recommendations for the 2021- 22 seasons.  Flu shots can be given without an appointment or provider visit. Call the clinic at 660-476-2121 with any questions. Please bring your Medicare or insurance card with you and they will file for insurance benefits.

The Haunted Walk scheduled for October 30, 2021 has been cancelled due to low registration signups.

Hudson R-IX would like to hire a custodian.  The position is 16-hours per week.  For more information, please call (660) 476-5467.

The new 2021 St. Clair County Plat books are now available at City Hall for $30.00.

DbarJ Quilts etc., Rockville MO, is having a drawing for a patriotic quilt to be given to a veteran on Veteran’s Day. Any veteran can add their name, or have someone add your name to the drawing.  There is no cost to have your name in the drawing, as you have already paid the price. Just come to the quilt shop and sign your name and a phone number where you can be reached, or give the information to Marge Zink.

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for October and November. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Oct 27 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni,  Oct 28 – Rheumatology – Dr. Tay, Nov 3– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Nov 4– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Nov 10 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis. Nov 11 Rheumatology, Dr. Tay , Nov 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Nov 17– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Nov 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Nov 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Nov 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Oct 28      Ellett Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Collective Goods Book Fair 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Oct 29      Montrose VFW Post #8820 street dance and auction 8:30 p.m. at the old VFW lot

Oct 31      Halloween activities

Woman arrested after showing bag of meth on recorded online jail visit

According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, a Nevada resident is in custody after
detectives with the Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant early Monday morning at a
residence on N. Oak St in Nevada, MO.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said investigators discovered video on the jail’s electronic visitation system, which is recorded. During the online recorded video visitation, the suspect showed a bag of drugs to an
inmate in the jail.

Detectives then located the address where the video was being recorded from. One suspect was arrested without incident and suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was located during the search.

The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Joyce Wyant of Nevada, Mo. Wyant was
charged with Possession of Controlled Substance and Keeping or Maintaining a Public
Nuisance.

She’s being held at the Vernon County Jail with a $2,500 bond.

Hume School Veteran’s Day Assembly

Hume School will have their Veteran Day Assembly on Thursday, November 11th at 1:00pm.  Due to school restriction this assembly will be for Hume students only.

The Hume School would still like to honor their local veterans by providing them a meal.  Veterans are encouraged to call the Hume School by Friday, November 5th at 660-643-7411 to request a meal be delivered to your home.

Hume School will be recording their Veteran’s Day Assembly and on Friday, November 12th they will be posted the Assembly on the Hume School Facebook page Hume R-8 Hornets and provided a link on the Hume School website, www.humer8.k12.mo.us.

Fatality Crash in rural Cass County

A fatality Crash in Cass County took the life of Shawn Espey, 21 of Louisburg Kansas on Monday, October 25th at 3:35pm the Missouri Highway Patrol responded to a two-car accident on Missouri 2 highway just west of Groh Road.

The accident occurred when a 2016 Ford F-150 driven by Shawn Espey, 21 of Louisburg was headed westbound and attempted to overtake an unknown vehicle and was struck by a 2013 Volvo semi-truck driven by

Matthew Harris 34 of Harrisonville Missouri.

Shawn Espey was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Frontier Forensics.

Patients counting on blood and platelet donors as shortage continues

Donors who answer the call to help Nov. 1-12 entered to win an epic trip; receive $10 Amazon.com Gift Card Nov. 1-23

Columbia, Missouri (Oct. 26, 2021)–With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the ongoing emergency blood and platelet shortage that has significantly impacted the nation’s blood supply. In fact, the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this time of year in more than a decade.

Since declaring an emergency need for donors last month, thousands of people have come to Red Cross blood drives across the country to roll up a sleeve and help patients who are counting on lifesaving transfusions. The Red Cross is incredibly grateful for the kindness and generosity of these blood and platelet donors, but hospital demand remains strong. At least 10,000 more donations are needed each week in the coming weeks to meet patient needs – ahead of the upcoming holiday season, which always presents seasonal challenges to blood collection.

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

In honor of the new series, I Know What You Did Last Summer, those who come to give Nov. 1-12, 2021, will automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Hawaii, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.* The trip will transport you to where the series was filmed and includes round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations for nine nights, meals, $1,000 gift card for expenses and on-trip transportation with tour stops from Honolulu to Maui. Plus, those who come to donate Nov. 1-23 will receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card* by email, thanks to Amazon.**

Blood drive safety 

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of vaccination status – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive. 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 1-23

Bates

Adrian

11/9/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Optimist Building, 317 South Old 71 Highway

Cass

Belton

11/22/2021: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Fairfield Inn & Suites – Belton, 151 N Mullen Rd

11/23/2021: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Belton Regional Medical Center, 17065 S. 71 Highway

Harrisonville

11/1/2021: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Parkway

Henry

Clinton

11/5/2021: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Clinton High School, 1106 S Second St

Deepwater

11/18/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lakeland R-3 Schools, 12530 Lakeland School Drive

Vernon

Sheldon

11/19/2021: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sheldon Baptist Church, 102 Commercial Street, Second and Commercial

Drexel VFW Annual Veterans Breakfast

The Drexel VFW will host the annual Veterans breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 6TH

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

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

The Veterans breakfast is sponsored by the Drexel VFW Post 4347 on November 6 th breakfast will be served at 7:00 am until all the food is gone.