Butler High School Honor Day Awards Ceremony to be broadcast live from the Studios of FM-92.1

Fm-92.1 will broadcast the Butler Honor Day Award Ceremony from the auditorium of the Butler High School.

The Ceremony will begin promptly at 1 pm on May 2nd, for friends and family that can’t attend.

The broadcast will be available from the studios of FM-92.1 and online at www.921news.com website.

The local Businesses using their advertising dollars for your convenience are:

Ash Grove Aggregate of Butler

Burch and Liles Insurance Agency of Butler

And Osage Valley Electric of Butler

Butler High School Honor Day Awards Ceremony to be broadcast live from the Studios of FM-92.1

Butler High School Honor Day Awards Ceremony to be broadcast live from the Studios of FM-92.1

Fm-92.1 will broadcast the Butler Honor Day Award Ceremony from the auditorium of the Butler High School.

The Ceremony will begin promptly at 1 pm on May 2nd, for friends and family that can’t attend.

The broadcast will be available from the studios of FM-92.1 and online at www.921news.com website.

The local Businesses using their advertising dollars for your convenience are:

Ash Grove Aggregate of Butler

Burch and Liles Insurance Agency of Butler

And Osage Valley Electric of Butler

2018 Relay for Life – Sponsors Needed

It’s that time of the year again, and Bates County’s 21st Annual Relay for Life has been set for June 2nd from 4pm to 11pm with a theme of “Stomp Out Cancer”. The Bates County 21st Annual Relay for Life is in need of sponsors.

Becoming a sponsor of Relay for Life will allow you and your business to be an important part of Bates County’s signature fundraising effort to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Previous sponsors of Relay for Life will be receiving a letter with an enclosed sponsorship form. However, if you haven’t been a sponsor before and would like to help support this amazing cause, you can contact Carol Ann Winburn or Betty Lewis at 660-679-5696 or 660-679-5389.

The deadline to become a sponsor is April 25th, and all sponsors must have their ad copy turned in by May 1st for Bates County’s 21st Annual Relay for Life program book.

Butler City-Wide Garage Sale

The Butler City-Wide Garage Sale, April 21.

Maps will be available by Wednesday, April 18 and distributed at several locations around the city of Butler.

That’s the Spring Butler City-Wide Garage Sale Saturday, April 21st.

The Butler Chamber of Commerce also reminds you of the first Chamber Sonic Cruise Night on Friday, April 27th at the Butler Sonic Drive-In. Cruise hours are 5 until 8 p.m.

Butler: Attend the Brad Colin Benefit Auction April 19th at 11:00 am !

We invite you to attend the Mo-Kan Livestock fundraiser for the Brad Colin Family.

Many donations have been made by friends and family to put on the auction block April 19th.

Now we need you to attend the auction and purchase those items! See you there- Mo-Kan Livestock Thursday, April 19th.

Auction starts at 11 am ! All proceeds will go to the Brad Colin Family .

Appleton City : Zink Motors Drive 4UR School Fundraiser for Local FFA

Zink Motor Company and Hudson R-9 PTO are hosting a Ford Drive 4UR School event from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

April 21 at Hudson School.  For every test drive (1 per household) completed Ford will donate $20 to the new playground at Hudson.

Ford will donate $6,000 if 300 test drives are completed!

There is no sales pressure and these are truly designed for Ford to give back to local schools in communities.

During the event the 6-8 grade students will be hosting a bake sale with all sales going to the playground.

To make an appointment, please visit the PTO’s webpage www.Facebook.com/HudsonPTO

Butler Bears Varsity Loses to Heritage Christian Academy Chargers

The Butler Bears Varsity Team took on the Heritage Christian Academy Chargers on Thursday, April 12th in Butler at 4:30pm. Both teams took the field ready to bring home a victory. When the game ended it was the HCA Chargers that took home the win; the final score was 5-2, HCA Chargers.

The Butler Bears Varsity Team had another strong outing by the pitching staff as Freshman Kaleb Pittman threw the ball as well as he has all season.  Unfortunately, Kaleb’s pitching wasn’t enough to secure a victory.

The Butler Bears Varsity Team was unable to overcome a few mistakes that were made, which allowed the HCA Chargers to score.

According to Butler Bear Varsity Team Coach Kevin Hill, “The boys have come a long way, and I believe the effort given during the HCA Chargers game will result in wins on most days. Unfortunately, the [Butler Bears Varsity] came up a little short during this game.”

The Butler Bears Varsity is practicing hard and gearing up to bring home a win at their next game on Monday, April 16th. The Butler Bears will take on the Kansas City Christian School at Prairie Village, Kansas. The first pitch will be thrown at 4:30pm, and the game will be on.

FM-92 will be onsite to bring the public the play-by-play action during the Butler vs. Kansas City Christian School game. This is made possible thanks to the following sponsors:

Sonic
126th Missouri State Representative Patricia Pike
Hammett’s Collision
Bear Stop
Max Motors
County Wide Disposal
Studio M
On Time Disposal
Derailed Commodity
Butler Bear Backers
Corner Hardware
Computer Isle
Patriot Auto
Westward Gifts and Floral
Principal Finance
World Finance Cooperation

Butler Junior High Track Results from Cass Midway 4/11/2018

The Butler Junior High Track Team competed at Cass Midway on Wednesday, April 11th in the 26th Annual Cass Midway Invitational.   Once again we had many outstanding performances in the warmer weather and we definitely used it to our advantage.  We didn’t have our best times or performances since it was our 3rd day in a row of competing, but our Boys placed 3rd overall and once the Girls placed 2nd in the meet against 15 schools!!!!  The following are point winners for the meet:

Girls Division:  2nd Place Overall

6th Place:      Shelby Shouse—High Jump  4’ 2”

4th Place:      Taitlyn Madison—Long Jump  13’ 8.5”

Annalee Gardner—100 m Hurdles  19.62

Medal Winners:

3rd Place:      Blaire Miller–Triple Jump  27’ 2”

2nd Place:      Josie Johnston–Discus   68’ 1”

Taitlyn Madison–200m Dash  28.94

1st Place:      Blaire Miller—100 m Dash  14.00

Annalee Gardner–Pole Vault  9’ **and a new meet record**

4×200 m Relay—Zoey Fritts, Annalee Gardner, Taitlyn Madison, Blaire Miller  2:00.97

4×100 m Relay—Zoey Fritts, Annalee Gardner, Taitlyn Madison, Blaire Miller  58.00

Boys Division:  3rd Place Overall

6th Place:      Bryce Triebel—High Jump  4’10”

4th Place Jacob Strauss—800 m Run  2:43.5

4×100 m Relay—Jaxon Hiser, Mason Diehl, Brendin Patrick, Jeremy Woods  55.62”

Medal Winners

3rd  Place:     4×400 m Relay—Mason Diehl, Brendin Patrick, Jeremy Woods, Bryce Triebel  4:29.81

Josh Prichard—High Jump  5’0”

Jaxon Hiser–Triple Jump  30’ .25”

Josh Prichard–200m Dash  27.2

2nd  Place:     Bryce Triebel—Triple Jump  30’8”

4×200 m Relay—Jaxon Hiser, Jeremy Woods, Bryce Triebel, Brendin Patrick  1:56.03

1st   Place: Josh Prichard–100m Hurdles  17.69

Adriana Lady Blackhawks Salute Freshman Kaycee Thompson

Freshman Kaycee Thompson has been a tremendous asset to the Lady Blackhawks softball team in her first year of high school softball.

At the plate tonight against the Archie Whirlwinds, Kaycee gave the ball a ride.  It wasn’t just any ride, it was her first out-of-the park home run!  Wow, Kaycee!  Way to go!

Head Coach Megan Horton shares her excitement.  “Kaycee is stepping up in big ways and I’m super proud!”

CONGRATULATIONS!

Sheldon resident arrested after pursuit with deputies

Charges have been filed against a Sheldon resident after a pursuit with deputies Monday evening.

According to Sheriff’s Office Officials, the suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Landon G Wilson, of Sheldon Missouri. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of Zodiac and 1825 roads when the vehicle failed to stop.

Mosher said the pursuit ended a short time later after going through the city of Sheldon and ending in the area of 1925 and Zodiac roads.

Suspected methamphetamines were also found in the vehicle. Warrants have been issued for felony Resisting Arrest, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

Butler Junior High Track Results from Cass Midway 4/11/2018

The Butler Junior High Track Team competed at Cass Midway on Wednesday, April 11th in the 26th Annual Cass Midway Invitational.   Once again we had many outstanding performances in the warmer weather and we definitely used it to our advantage.  We didn’t have our best times or performances since it was our 3rd day in a row of competing, but our Boys placed 3rd overall and once the Girls placed 2nd in the meet against 15 schools!!!!  The following are point winners for the meet:

Girls Division:  2nd Place Overall

6th Place:      Shelby Shouse—High Jump  4’ 2”

4th Place:      Taitlyn Madison—Long Jump  13’ 8.5”

Annalee Gardner—100 m Hurdles  19.62

Medal Winners:

3rd Place:      Blaire Miller–Triple Jump  27’ 2”

2nd Place:      Josie Johnston–Discus   68’ 1”

Taitlyn Madison–200m Dash  28.94

1st Place:      Blaire Miller—100 m Dash  14.00

Annalee Gardner–Pole Vault  9’ **and a new meet record**

4×200 m Relay—Zoey Fritts, Annalee Gardner, Taitlyn Madison, Blaire Miller  2:00.97

4×100 m Relay—Zoey Fritts, Annalee Gardner, Taitlyn Madison, Blaire Miller  58.00

Boys Division:  3rd Place Overall

6th Place:      Bryce Triebel—High Jump  4’10”

4th Place Jacob Strauss—800 m Run  2:43.5

4×100 m Relay—Jaxon Hiser, Mason Diehl, Brendin Patrick, Jeremy Woods  55.62”

Medal Winners

3rd  Place:     4×400 m Relay—Mason Diehl, Brendin Patrick, Jeremy Woods, Bryce Triebel  4:29.81

Josh Prichard—High Jump  5’0”

Jaxon Hiser–Triple Jump  30’ .25”

Josh Prichard–200m Dash  27.2

2nd  Place:     Bryce Triebel—Triple Jump  30’8”

4×200 m Relay—Jaxon Hiser, Jeremy Woods, Bryce Triebel, Brendin Patrick  1:56.03

1st   Place: Josh Prichard–100m Hurdles  17.69


Julie Diehl

7th Grade Science
PLTW Gateway Teacher
JV Volleyball Coach
JH Boys and Girls Track Coach

Mo-Kan Livestock Needs Our Help! Sale Items Needed for the April 19th Brad Colin Auction / Pick up Number 417-321-3259

Auction items are needed for the Brad Colin Family Fundraiser Auction. Mo-Kan Live Stock is asking for your help to assist the Colin family with unexpected expenses.

Donations are needed for the auction block on  April 19th. All items sold will be given to the Colin Family.

Any type of donation will be appreciated. Donations will be accepted up to sale time on April 19th.

Let’s band together as a community for this family.

Drop your donations off during business hours or call Gwen and she will pick-up your items or make arrangements to deliver. 417-321-3259.

That’s donations needed now for the Benefit Auction in memory of Brad Colin on April 19th.

 

Appleton City Sesquicentennial ( 150th ) Celebration

Appleton City will soon be organizing a committee of citizens to assist in the planning and

implementation of the Sesquicentennial (150th) Celebration of our city, which will be celebrated in 2020

during the fair.  Any citizens interested in coming to the inaugural meeting, please feel free to come out

on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Park Building at 7:00 p.m. For any questions, please contact Rondle

Dines at 417-296-3390.

Adrian: Cass Midway Track Meet School Bus Accident

Adrian Superintendent, Don Lile Released a statement to the media,  after an Adrian School Bus was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon.

The bus was headed to the Complex with students that were to participate in the Cass Midway Track Meet.

Five Students were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

More details as they are released.

Appleton City AIM Club Host Fundraiser for Maria Goth Fennewald

Sunday, April 15, the AIM club of Montrose and other friends and family will host a fund raiser for Maria Goth Fennewald, currently of Appleton City.  Maria recently suffered from a severe stroke and continues to battle her daily recovery and the extensive therapy that is required. A dinner will be served at the Montrose Community Building from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The menu will be smoked chicken, pulled pork, smoked sausage, scalloped potatoes, Germantown cole slaw, baked beans and dessert. Adults can eat for $10, age 5 to 10 years will be $5 and under 5 years is free. There will be a live auction starting at 2:00 p.m., a silent auction, freewill donation bake sale and raffles for a generator, 50/50 drawing, 9mm pistol and Golden Boy 22 rifle, which are being pre-sold at MTA Auto daily and at Short Street on weekends. They have some very nice large items for the Live Auction: Metal Calf Feeder, Wooden Mineral Feeder, Camping Package, Hog with processing, Load of rock and hauling, Faye Fennewald Homemade Quilt, Gas Grill, Fire Pit. LED Portable Light, Gravity Lounger, Outdoor Swing, Reserved XMas Mass Pew Seating at Immaculate Conception and much more.  Also on the Live Auction will be the “Wine Challenge” where local celebs have donated some of their finest homemade wines for this worthwhile cause.  They will take items up until auction time.  Please drop off your items with Kent or Paula Schussler or call them at 693-2376 to make arrangements. AIM members will be taking orders for “Team Maria” t-shirts and there will be some for sale the day of the event but early sales are preferred.  A “Love Fund” account has been set up at the Montrose Saving Bank if you would like to just make a charitable donation.  If you would like to help, donate, etc. please call Kristina at 660-492-3436 or David at 660-492-7749.  If you are donating a large item for the auction, please contact them soon so they can get some of the larger item posted on the website.

Fatal Accident on MO-52 on Tuesday, April 10th

On April 10, 2018, at approximately 11:50 am, Missouri State Highway Patrol officers, along with members of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a two vehicle accident on MO 52 Hwy, just East of Route O. 64 year old Thomas E. Leatherman, of Peculiar, MO, was travelling westbound in a tractor trailer on Mo 52 when an eastbound 2001 Chevy Silverado, driven by 62 year old Brad L. Colin of Butler, travelled into the westbound lane and struck the tractor trailer head on. Colin was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:48 pm by Bates County Coroner, Greg Mullinax.

Bates County Memorial Blood Drive

At our upcoming BCMH Blood Drive with Community Blood Center we’re giving donors the chance to show support for police and fire departments. It’s called “Battle for Blood” — but it’s all in good fun. When you sign in to donate at the BCMH Education Center on May 2nd, you’ll have the chance to vote for police or fire. Votes cast will be tallied and combined with other CBC blood drives, and CBC will announce the winner of Battle for Blood at their annual banquet. Watch our Facebook page for the BCMH blood drive winner!

We want to thank all of our donors for your selfless gift. It takes approximately 580 donors every day to meet area hospital needs that CBC supplies – including BCMH.

Book your appointment today at esavealifenow.org, and enter the sponsor code: batescounty

For medical eligibility questions, call 1-800-688-0900.
For additional details, call Joani Boleyn at 660-200-7041, or Andrea Jackson at 660-200-7313.

 

St. Clair County Drug Take Back, April 28th

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office at 360 Chestnut, Osceola, MO. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October Americans turned in 456 tons (912,305 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 9,015,668 million pounds-more than 4,508 tons.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescriptions drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website (St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office).

Butler High School: State Bound Students

The FFA qualified 7 contest teams to State FFA Convention on April 19th and 20th.  The chapter also won the single teacher department sweepstakes in the Central District.  This is the 2nd time in 3 years that the chapter has been awarded sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes award is presented to the top chapter in the district of 74 schools.  Sweepstakes award is a culmination of all contest teams and speakers points that place in the top 10 at Districts. 1st = 10 points, 2nd = 9 points…etc etc.

STATE QUALIFIERS

Dairy Cattle-1st place (District Champions)  Kenton Taylor 1st place individual out of 132.

Poultry Evaluation- 2nd place   Kinzie Wheatley 1st place individual out of 108.  Kinzie Wheatley also advanced to State for Advanced Prepared Public Speaking contest.

Nursery Landscape – 2nd place  Riley Mareth  1st place individual out of 69.

Soils Evaluation – 3rd place

Ag Issues Forum – 4th Place State Alternate

Extemp. Speaking – Casi Smith  4th place State Alternate

Horse Evaluation – 5th place

Dairy Foods – 6th place

FFA Knowledge – 10th place

Bates County: Afternoon accident takes the life of a 62 year old man

The Bates County Coroner’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident today shortly after noon. The accident occurred on East 52 Highway just east of the intersection with St. Rt. O in southeastern Bates County.

A 62 year-old gentleman died in the accident and was pronounced at the scene by Coroner Greg Mullinax. Because family members are still being notified, the name of the deceased will be withheld at this time pending those notifications. The accident remains under investigation and additional details will be available later. We appreciate the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol – Troop A, Butler Fire, St. Clair County First Responders, and the Bates County Sheriff’s office.

Butler Bears Varsity Defeats Appleton City/Montrose

The Butler Bears Varsity Team took on the Appleton City/Montrose Team on Monday, April 9th in Appleton City.

The Butler Bears Varsity Team has been in a bit of a slump offensively, and they have been struggling to make consistent hard contact.

Pitching has continued to be a strength for Butler Bear Cody Gabriel. During the Appleton City/Montrose game, Gabriel limited Montrose to only 5 base runners and 1 hit. The Butler Bears Varsity Team made all the plays in the field, and they had their second consecutive error-less game.

Butler Bear Varsity Team Coach Kevin Hill states “If [the Bears] continue to pitch and field until our bats wake up, we will be able to be competitive most nights.”

The Butler Bear Varsity Team will play Barstow in Kansas City today, April 10th, at 4:30pm. FM-92 will be onsite bring the public the play-by-play action during the Butler vs. Barstow Game. This is made possible thanks to the following sponsors:

Sonic
126th Missouri State Representative Patricia Pike
Hammett’s Collision
Bear Stop
Max Motors
County Wide Disposal
Studio M
On Time Disposal
Derailed Commodity
Butler Bear Backers
Corner Hardware
Computer Isle
Patriot Auto
Westward Gifts and Floral
Principal Finance
World Finance Cooperation

Butler Lady Bears Varsity Claims Lead in Fifth Inning to Defeat Windsor

Butler Lady Bears Varsity snagged a late lead and defeated Windsor 15-11 on Monday, April 9th. The game was tied at seven with Butler Bears Varsity batting in the top of the fifth when Olivia Fischer singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

Butler Bears Varsity collected 25 hits and Windsor had 17 in the high-scoring affair.

Windsor took an early lead in the first inning when Allanna Wilson grounded out and scored one run.

In the top of the fourth inning, Butler Lady Bears Varsity tied things up at seven when Lilli Colburn drew a walk and scored one run.

After Butler Lady Bears Varsity scored two runs in the top of the second, Windsor answered with two of their own. Butler Lady Bears Varsity scored when Chelsey Ketron tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, and Jayde Eidson singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. Windsor then answered when Courtney Johnson doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run, and Randi Renno grounded out, scoring one run.

Eidson toed the rubber for Butler Lady Bears Varsity. She went two innings, allowing six runs on six hits, striking out three and walking zero.

Butler Lady Bears Varsity collected 25 hits. Fischer, Ketron, Eidson, Claire Sutton, Katelyn McCrary, Colburn, and Alexis Lewis each racked up multiple hits for Butler Lady Bears Varsity. Sutton, Eidson, Ketron, and Fischer each collected four hits to lead Butler Lady Bears Varsity. Butler Lady Bears Varsity tore up the base paths, as six players stole at least two bases. McCrary led the way with seven.

Also a congratulations to Chelsey Ketron who went 4 for 4 at the plate last night. She completed the cycle with one single, one double, one triple, and an out of the park home run. She scored 2 runs and collected 4 RBIs. She also headed to the mound in the 3rd inning to help the Lady Bears capture the win and close out the game. Windsor collected 11 hits. She gave up 2 walks and struck out 3 batters. She gave her all last night in bitter cold temperatures and helped lead her team to a win.

The Butler Lady Bears hosts Drexel tonight, April 10th, at home. The game starts at 4:30pm.

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Bates County Circuit Court News

CIRCUIT COURT OF BATES COUNTY, COURT NEWS

MARCH 30- APRIL 6, 2018

Danielle L Hall v Bobby J Hall,  Dissolution of Marriage is granted.

 

Kimberly D Kennedy v Joshua T Kennedy, Dissolution of Marriage is granted.

 

St v. Daniel Thomas Chastain II, Felony forgery, guilty plea, sentenced to 7 yrs in MDOC

 

Under 559  120 days ITC for  all 3 cases concurrent.

 

St v. Daniel T Chastain, Felony tampering, guilty plea, sentenced to 7 yrs in MDOC under

 

559,  120 days ITC, to pay $1376 restitution.

 

St v. Aaron W Dodson, guilty plea, Ct I: Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamines—given SIS, placed on 5 yrs probation, to perform 200 hours of community service,  Ct II: Misd. Poss of drug paraphernalia, III: Misd. DWR/DWS—sentenced to 2 days in jail with credit for time served, IV:  speeding, State dismisses Ct III.

 

St v. Rhiannon M Jacobs, I: Felony resisting a lawful stop,  guilty plea, sentenced to 5 yrs probation, standard conditions, to perform 200 hrs community service, to served 20 days in jail, pay $500 fine and court costs.

 

St v. Rhiannon M Jacobs, Felony burglary, guilty plea sentenced to 5 yrs in MDOC, given SES

Placed on 5 yrs probation, standard conditions.

 

St v. Anna E McGraw, probation revoked, admitted violation to do post conviction 120, bed date is May 7.

 

St v. Ryan A Gabriel, probation revoked, previous sentence ordered executed on Felony DWI, sentence of 7 yrs in MDOC. Sentence to run concurrent with other sentences.

 

St v. Ryan A Gabriel, probation revoked, previous sentence ordered executed on Ct I: Felony burglary, II: Felony assault,  previous sentence of 7 yrs on each count.

 

St v. Ricky A Wilson, Felony burglary, guilty plea, sentenced to 3 yrs , given SES, placed on 5 yrs probation, standard conditions, to perform 100 hours of community service, pay restitution of $100 and court costs.

 

St v. Daniel T Chastain, Felony poss of controlled substance, sentenced to MDOC for 7 yrs, on  Counts II: Misd poss of controlled substance, marijuana, III: Misd. Poss of drug paraphernalia—sentenced to 2 days in jail, with credit for time served.

 

 

 

 

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

April 2, 2018 –April 8, 2018

 

April 2, 2018

TRAFFIC STOP – BATES COUNTY

STRUCTURE FIRE – RICH HILL

FOLLOW UP – BATES COUNTY

AMBULANCE REQUEST – BATES COUNTY

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

LOST/FOUND PROPERTY – RICH HILL

SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL

PAPER SERVICE – FOSTER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

SPEAK TO OFFICER – AMORET

PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL

PAPER SERVICE – ARCHIE

PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN

SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY

BURGLARY – ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE – AMSTERDAM

SUICIDAL PERSON – BUTLER

SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY

TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN

 

April 3, 2018

TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL

FIRE CALL – ADRIAN

ALARM CALL – RICH HILL

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN

FIRE CALL – ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – BUTLER

SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN

ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN

MVA – BUTLER

TRAFFIC STOP – PASSAIC

911- HANGUP – ADRIAN

ATTEMPT OT LOCATE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – AMSTERDAM

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – DREXEL

PEDESTRIAN CHECK – MERWIN

C&I DRIVER – BUTLER

FIRE CALL – ADRIAN

FOLLOW UP – ADRIAN

DOMESTIC – RICH HILL

ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN

SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN

FOLLOW UP – ADRIAN

SUICIDAL PERSON – DREXEL

AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRAIN

ATTEPT TO LOCATE – DREXEL

FIRE CALL – RICH HILL

SUSPICIOIUS ACTIVITY –  ADRIAN

 

 

 

April 4, 2018

LOST/FOUND PROPERTY – ADRAIN

SUSPICIUOS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL

AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN

AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL

ALARM CALL- AMORET

PEDESTRIAN CHECK – BUTLER

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – PASSAIC

WARRANT SERVICE – BUTLER

AMBULANCE REQUEST – HUME

SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER

SPAEK TO OFFICER – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – FOSTER

PAPER SERVICE – ROCKVILLE

SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL

SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER

SPEAK TO OFFICER – MONTROSE

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

SPEAK TO OFFICER – AMSTERDAM

CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

THEFT/STEALING – BUTLER

TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER

ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN

TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN

ANIMAL CALL – MERWIN

ALARM CALL – BUTLER

TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN

SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL

ABANDONDED VEHICLE –  RICH HILL

 

 

 

April 5, 2018

AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER

SUSPICOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL

SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL

DISTURBANCE – RICH HILL

TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL

AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN

SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL

THEFT/STEALING – PASSAIC

STRANDED MOTORIST – ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

BRUSH FIRE – BUTLER

DOMESTIC – RICH HILL

LEAVE WITHOUT PAY – ADRIAN

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – BUTLER

TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – RICH HILL

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – RICH HILL

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – RICH HILL

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – RICH HILL

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – RICH HILL

TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL

SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER

SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL

THEFT/STEALING – ADRIAN

SHOPLIFTER – ADRINA

AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER

CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER

ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN

ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN

ANIMAL CALL – ROCKVILLE

SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL

SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN

ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN

FOLLOW UP – ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN

TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – RICH HILL

TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER

TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL

WRONG WAY DRIVER – BUTLER

TRAFFIC STOP – ROCKVILLE

MVA – RICH HILL

TRAFFIC STOP – HUDSON

 

 

April 6, 2018

MVA – RICH HILL

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – RICH HILL

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

MVA – ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-ROCKVILLE

DEBRIS IN ROADWAY-ROCKVILLE

SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER

ALARM CALL-ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE-FOSTER

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

SPEAK TO OFFICER-ADRIAN

STRANDED MOTORIST-BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-ADRIAN

C&I DRIVER-ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE-ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

AMBULANCE REQUEST-AMSTERDAM

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

THEFT/STEALING-RICH HILL

ANIMAL CALL-RICH HILL

C&I DRIVER-ADRIAN

TRAFFIC STOP-RICH HILL

 

April 7, 2018
TRAFFIC STOP-BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

AGENCY ASSIST-RICH HILL

PAPER SERVICE-ROCKVILLE

STRANDED MOTORIST-ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE-ADRIAN

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER

SPEAK TO OFFICER-VIRGINIA

 

April 8, 2018

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BATES COUNTY

AGENCY ASSIST – MSHP BATES COUNTY

STOELN VEHICLE – BATES COUNTY

MISSING PERSON – APPLETON CITY

AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL

ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – BATES COUNTY

SUICIDAL PERSON – BUTLER

CHECK THE WELL BEING – BUTLER

TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER

ALARM CALL – ADRIAN

HARASSMENT – RICH HILL

PAPER SERVICE – ROCKVILLE

TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL

TRAFFIC STOP – AMORET

PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER

PAPER SERVICE – BATES COUNTY

JAIL TRANSPORT – BUTLER

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – AMSTERDAM

BURGLARY – RICH HILL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help the Hummingbirds ” It’s Time to put out Feeders”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to discover nature this spring by learning about the ruby-throated hummingbird. Missourians will begin seeing these birds this month as the tiny long-distance fliers return to the state as part of their spring migration.

“Hummingbirds will be arriving soon and a few have already been spotted in southern Missouri,” said MDC State Ornithologist Sarah Kendrick. “It’s time to put out feeders! Their numbers will increase throughout the month of April.”

Hummingbird feeder sugar water does not need to be colored red, added Kendrick. The birds will find it and drink it without coloring.

She noted hummingbirds.net/map.html is a fun and useful website to see when and where hummingbirds are migrating. The migration map shows locations where the birds have already been spotted this year as they migrate northward into the U.S. and Canada. The website also allows visitors to help out by submitting dates and exact locations of hummingbird sightings. Other online resources, such as eBird.org, also use birder-submitted information to track bird sightings as they move northward.

Like about 80 other bird species that breed in Missouri, hummingbirds typically migrate south in early fall and migrate back north in the spring.

“Hummingbirds arrive in Missouri in April and May to nest and raise their young. They then make their fall southward migration in mid-August with most leaving by early October,” Kendrick said. “A few birds overwinter in extreme southern coastal states, but most overwinter from southern Mexico to Costa Rica. These tiny birds are so amazing! During migration, they fly nonstop for 600 miles from the Gulf Coast of the U.S. to the Yucatan Peninsula over the Gulf of Mexico and then back on their return trips. They can lose half their body weight during this 24-hour flight.”

Early spring arrivals rely on sap oozing from sapsucker-drilled holes and insects for food. With warmer weather, they soon switch to eating nectar from many different kinds of flowers later in spring. This gives them energy needed to catch insects all day long to feed their young.

Hummingbirds are more than just a delight to watch zipping around at your feeder, they also play very important roles in our ecosystem.

“Hummingbirds are important pollinators for many plants that require a long-billed pollinator,” Kendrick said. “And because of their small size, hummingbirds can end up as food for predators, such as large insects, spiders, other birds, and frogs.”

She added, “Another great way to help hummers and other migratory birds is to grow native plants. Native plants attract native insects, which are a vital food source for breeding birds. Great native plants for hummingbirds include cardinal flower, jewelweed, and trumpet creeper.”

Learn more about helping hummingbirds at nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/activities/bird-feeding/attracting-hummingbirds.

Hummingbirds are found across Missouri throughout the summer and can be seen around nectar feeders outside homes and in parks and gardens. Hummingbirds nest in wooded areas on small tree branches 10-20 feet up, and are frequently observed near forests and streams. Learn more through MDC’s online Field Guide at nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/ruby-throated-hummingbird.

Bates County Republicans Spaghetti Dinner

The Bates County Republicans will be having a Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6 PM at the VFW Building in Adrian!

Please plan to join us and RSVP to Gayle at 660-464-1330. We hope to see everyone there!

Found Border Collie Near Miami School

We had a listener call in who has found someones dog. It is a Black and White Border Collie. It is wearing a green collar. It showed up Monday morning, April 9th. She lives close to the Miami School, on the road in front of Camp Kersey. If it is yours or you know who it belongs to please call (660)267-3612. If you do not get an answer please leave a message.

Disabled American Veterans Meetings

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #67 Service Officer will be at the Bates County Museum (located on Elks Drive in Butler) on Wednesday, April 18th from 10:00 AM t0 4:00 PM to assist veterans in applying for their benefits.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #67 Butler, Missouri invites all Disabled Veterans to attend their monthly meeting. The chapter meets the third Wednesday at 1:00 PM in the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive. The next Disabled Veterans regular meeting is April 18th at 1:00 PM.

If you have any questions please called Darrel Rogers 816-738-4536.

 

 

 

 

Bates County Memorial Employee of the Month

BECKI NEWKIRK is recognized as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for April, 2018.

Becki began her employment at BCMH in 2007. As the central scheduler for the hospital’s outpatient clinics, Becki is always interacting with patients and healthcare providers in a professional and kind manner.

Her strong work ethic demonstrates her commitment to the organization and the patients we serve. Becki is an excellent employee and a tremendous asset to our hospital and community.

 

 

 

 

Butler Police Report

04/02/2018  Animal complaint 800 block of W Pine
Theft report Meadow Lane
Animal complaint 400 block of N Fulton
Trespassing call 400 block of N Fulton
C and I driver Dollar store
Suicide attempt
Alarm Max Motors
Disturbance call 200 block of W Clark

04/03/2018  C and I Driver call N Main
Possible prowler call 300 block of W College
Walk in assault report
Animal complaint W Dakota

04/04/2018  Medical assist 800 block of North Street
Animal complaint Super 8
Disturbance 400 block of S High
Animal complaint 300 block of N Havanna
Medical assist 300 block of W Clark
Disturbance Dove Lane
Disturbance Fran apts

04/05/2018  Medical assist  High and Birch
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Traffic assist Fran and Ft Scott
Trespassing call S Park area
Theft report W Oak
Harassment call 100 block of S High

04/06/2018  Disturbance BCMH
Well being check 400 block of W Ft Scott
Stolen bike report
Disturbance 806 S Birch
Disturbance 300 W Pine
Disturbance 700 block of S High

04/07/2018  Harassment report 400 block of E Pine
Disturbance 300 block of E Bennett
Medical assist 40 S Delaware
Well being check 500 block of W Lee

04/08/2018  Stranded vehicle W-52
Animal complaint S High
Noise complaint Ft Scott and High

Public Service Notice
The Butler Police along with the Bates County Health Department  will be participating in the drug turn in program sponsored by the DEA.  The turn in location will be the Bates Co Health Dept.  located at 501 N Orange Butler MO. On April 28 2018 between the hours of 10 am to 2 pm.  We will be accepting any prescription and non-prescription medication which will be turned over to the DEA for destruction.  We will not accept syringes or inhalers.

Drexel Man Dies in Miami County (KS) Accident.

On Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 01:00 a.m. the Miami County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Metcalf at 319th Street in reference to a one vehicle injury accident.  The Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Miami County EMS, and Louisburg Fire responded to the scene.

It was determined that a 2004 Dodge Caravan was traveling southbound on Metcalf and left the roadway, in the area of Metcalf and 319th street, and traveled into the ditch.  The driver was ejected and the vehicle rolled, trapping the driver under the vehicle.  The passenger was able to escape from the vehicle and walk to a nearby residence for help.  The driver was identified as George Miller Stanton (w/m DOB 031388) of Drexel, MO and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The passenger was identified as David Lee Miller (w/m DOB 082786).

This accident is currently under investigation by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

( Shared :  Miami County Sheriff and KC TV 5 News Room )

 

 

 

 

 

Missouri Department of Transportation Emphasizes Safety During National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and not be distracted when driving through construction areas. The emphasis on safety is part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13.

In 2017, 13 people were killed in work zone crashes on state system routes and an additional three on the local system, for a total of 16 fatalities.

Warmer weather will start a busy season of construction and maintenance work on Missouri’s roads and bridges. As a result, interstates and major roads will have numerous work zones set-up through the fall.

Motorists are urged to observe warning signs and merge before reaching lane closures. Be aware of changing traffic conditions. Traffic could slow or stop unexpectedly, traffic lanes can merge, or equipment and workers can enter the roadway. Be aware, and be prepared to slow down. Driving too fast for the conditions is a major factor in work zone crashes.

Work zone safety is a serious matter.  Check out these current statistics:

  • Between 2012 and 2017, 50 people were killed in work zone crashes on state system routes and an additional nine on the local system, for a total of 59 fatalities.
  • Between 2012 and 2017, 2,844 people were injured in Missouri work zones on state system routes and an additional 965 on the local system, for a total of 3,809 injuries.
  • Since 2000, 19 MoDOT employees have been killed in the line of duty, 13 of them taking place in work zones.

The best defense in a work zone crash, or any crash, is a seat belt.  In 2017, 65 percent of vehicle occupant fatalities were not wearing one.

To help make your travel safer, visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information map at www.traveler.modot.org/map and find out what work zones you’ll encounter before you go.

Motorists can comment on the quality of MoDOT’s work zones with an online customer survey at http://www.modot.org/workzones/Comments.htm

For information on work zone safety and a list of high impact work zones across the state, visit http://www.modot.org/workzones/index.htm

Appleton City FFA Plant Sale

The AC FFA will be holding their spring plant sale starting on April 16th.

The FFA greenhouse will be open for business from 7:45 am to 3:30 pm on all school days as well as Saturday, April 28th from 12-4 pm, just stop by the Agriculture building for assistance any weekday.

The FFA has garden vegetables and flowers for sale such as tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage and peppers as well as potting flowers like petunias, annual vinca, impatiens and geraniums.

Flowers and vegetables can be purchased as four packs, individuals or as hanging baskets. Costs are $1.50/ four packs, $1/Tomato Plant, and $12/Hanging Basket or 3 Hanging baskets for $10

each. For more information feel free to give Mrs. Leiber a call at 660-424-3668.

Limousin Cattle Cattle Missing ( Sample Photo)

A Miami County, Kansas Farmer who lives on 215th Street (Johnson/Miami Co line) just east of Spring Hill, Kansas has found two Limousin heifers on his property.  They each weigh around 500-600 pounds and have no ear tags, brands or other identifying marks on them.  He has known of their presence for about a week.

Spring Hill is located approximately 9 miles west of State Line and 25 miles south of KC.

   Sample photo for those of you who don’t know a Limousin when you see it

The local farmers who have Limousin cattle have been contacted.

IF YOU ARE MISSING A PAIR OF LIMOUSIN HEIFERS, OR KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO IS, PLEASE CONTACT DETECTIVE BRETT WILSON WITH THE JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 913-715-5561.

Thirty Sophomores Selected for the 2018 Missouri Agribusiness Academy: Three from our Immediate Area

Thirty high school sophomores were recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy (MAbA). Students selected will spend the first week of June in the St. Louis region exploring various facets of agriculture.

“We are proud to announce another outstanding MAbA class. Our young people in agriculture set the bar high and model respect, determination, responsibility and service—values we in the industry strive to instill along with farming traditions,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “MAbA empowers students to further develop those leadership skills and use them to enhance the future of Missouri agriculture and our rural communities.”

Students selected for the 2018 class from the Bates County and surrounding areas are:

Miles Bailey, Clinton, Mo.

Justin Austin, Appleton City, Mo.

Lauren Ford, Stockton, Mo.

On Monday, June 4, the MAbA class will convene at the Missouri Department of Agriculture. After a Department overview and tour, the students will travel to St. Louis. During the 2018 Missouri Agribusiness Academy, the students will visit businesses and learn about career opportunities in animal and plant health, communications, forestry, value-added agriculture production and more. The students will end their week with a graduation ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

Since 1988, the Missouri Agribusiness Academy has awarded more than 900 academy memberships through a competitive application and interview process for high school sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers.

To be eligible for the Agribusiness Academy, students must come from a farming family or be an active member of the National FFA Organization or 4-H.

For additional details about the 2018 Missouri Agribusiness Academy, as well as more information on the Department of Agriculture, please visit the department online at Agriculture.Mo.Gov.

 

Archie: Chief Operator Elmer Wright Recieves Outstanding Performance Award

The Missouri Water and Waste Department honored Elmer Wright for outstanding performance and dedication during the April Conference in St. Joseph.

Wright, an employee of the Archie Water Plant holds the title of Chief Water Plant Operator for the City of Archie.

Elmer Wright of Butler was recognized for his outstanding performance and dedication to the water industry in the northwest section in Missouri.

The award was presented on April 25th at the Stony Creek Lodge in St. Joseph Missouri, this qualifies Elmer Wright to compete with other districts in Missouri for the Operator of the Year award for the for the entire state. This Award will be presented in August at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.

Elmer Wright, Chief Operator at the Archie Water Plant has served this portion of our community for the past 36 years. Wright has been employed by the Butler, Rich Hill, Amoret , and Joplin Water Districts prior to his transfer to the Archie Water District.

Congratulation Elmer for your service to our community and keeping our water safe to drink.

Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship/Deadline April 10

The Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship deadline – April 10th – is quickly approaching.

The Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is granted to one Butler High School Senior, Butler Chamber member’s son or daughter, or the employee of a Butler Chamber member’s son or daughter.

To view complete submission guidelines and find the Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship’s application go to http://www.butlerchamber.com/featured-member/chamber-scholarship/.

To be considered to receive the Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, the application must be postmarked by April 10, 2018.

If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process, email inquiries to director@butlerchamber.com.

Butler City-Wide Garage Sale Deadline to Register

The Butler City-Wide Garage Sale, April 21.

Deadline to sign up will be Friday, April 13 at 5 p.m.

The Butler Chamber Office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from  9-1.

The registration fee is $10.00 per garage sale. Those wanting to register may email the Chamber at this address,  director@butlerchamber.com or drop off in the mailbox on the front of the Chamber of Commerce building.

Maps will be available by Wednesday, April 18 and distributed at several locations around the city of Butler.

That’s the Spring Butler City-Wide Garage Sale Saturday, April 21st.

The Butler Chamber of Commerce also reminds you of the first Chamber Sonic Cruise Night on Friday, April 27th at the Butler Sonic Drive-In .

Cruise hours are 5 until 8 p.m.

Missouri Department of Transportation Emphasizes Safety During National Work Zone Awareness Week/April 9-13

The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and not be distracted when driving through construction areas. The emphasis on safety is part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13.

In 2017, 13 people were killed in work zone crashes on state system routes and an additional three on the local system, for a total of 16 fatalities.

Warmer weather will start a busy season of construction and maintenance work on Missouri’s roads and bridges. As a result, interstates and major roads will have numerous work zones set-up through the fall.

Motorists are urged to observe warning signs and merge before reaching lane closures. Be aware of changing traffic conditions. Traffic could slow or stop unexpectedly, traffic lanes can merge, or equipment and workers can enter the roadway. Be aware, and be prepared to slow down. Driving too fast for the conditions is a major factor in work zone crashes.

Work zone safety is a serious matter.  Check out these current statistics:

  • Between 2012 and 2017, 50 people were killed in work zone crashes on state system routes and an additional nine on the local system, for a total of 59 fatalities.
  • Between 2012 and 2017, 2,844 people were injured in Missouri work zones on state system routes and an additional 965 on the local system, for a total of 3,809 injuries.
  • Since 2000, 19 MoDOT employees have been killed in the line of duty, 13 of them taking place in work zones.

The best defense in a work zone crash, or any crash, is a seat belt.  In 2017, 65 percent of vehicle occupant fatalities were not wearing one.

To help make your travel safer, visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information map at www.traveler.modot.org/map and find out what work zones you’ll encounter before you go.

Motorists can comment on the quality of MoDOT’s work zones with an online customer survey at http://www.modot.org/workzones/Comments.htm

For information on work zone safety and a list of high impact work zones across the state, visit http://www.modot.org/workzones/index.htm

Butler: Community Cafe Revised Time and Places for April Meals

The Butler Community Café releases a revision to paper print advertising.

The April 3rd Community Café Dinner will be held at the First Baptist Church in Butler.

The April 10th Butler Community Café Dinner will be hosted by Medicalodges of Butler. The meal will be served from the Community Room at Medicalodges.

All Community Café meals are served from 5:30 pm until 6:00 pm.

 

Cass County: Pursued Stolen Vehicle

Subject in Custody Following Pursuit

 

Cass Co – On Friday March 30, 2018 at approximately 8:00 am the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol pursued a vehicle stolen from Belton, MO.

 

Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle in the Dayton area, east of Archie when the suspect fled in the vehicle.  The suspect lead deputies from the Dayton area to the SE Outer Road north of Archie and continued north to East 283rd.  The suspect then drove off the roadway at which time the vehicle became stuck in a ditch.  The driver was taken into custody.

 

The driver, Michel S. Moorhead, 38 of Archie was arrested on a Bates County warrant for Felony Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia, bond $12,500 cash or surety.

 

Moorhead is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail.  Charges related to today’s incident are pending.

Bates County Circuit Court News

St v. Mark Dwayne Plumb Sr, I: burglary, found guilty, sentenced to 7 yrs in MDOC;  II: stealing reduced to receiving stolen property, found guilty, sentenced to 7 yrs in MDOC.  Sentence to be served concurrently with other sentences, sentence to stay until 4-16-18 @ 10 am at which time Defendant shall return to confinement @ Bates Co Jail for transfer to MDOC.

 

St  v. Mark Dwayne Plumb Sr, I: Felony domestic assault; II: Felony domestic assault; III: Felony domestic assault –found guilty, sentenced to 5 years on each count; sentences to be served consecutively with each other;  sentence stayed until 4-16-18 @ 10 am at which time Defendant shall return to confinement in Bates Co Jail for transportation to MDOC.

 

St v. Richard Dale Purkey,  I: statutory sodomy; II: statutory sodomy, III: statutory sodomy, IV: Felony endangering welfare of a child; V:  Felony endangering welfare of a child; VI:  Felony endangering welfare of a child; VII:  statutory sodomy; VIII:  Felony endangering welfare of a child; IX:  statutory sodomy; X:  Felony endangering welfare of a child:  XIII:  statutory sodomy; XIV: Felony endangering welfare of a child; XVII: failing to register change of residence; XVIII: failure to appear; found guilty, convicted upon pleas of guilty to the above offenses; sentenced to MDOC for period of 20 years on each of Counts I, II, III, VII, IX, XIII; 7 years on each of Counts IV, V, VI, VIII, X, XIV, ; 4 years  on each count of XVII and XVIII.  Sentences on Cts I, II, III, VII, IX, XIII are concurrent with each other, Sentences on Cts IV, V, VI, VIII, X, XIV, XVIII are concurrent with each other but consecutive to the sentences in Cts I, II, III, VII, IX and XIII.

 

St v. Kasey L Hogan, I: Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamines,  given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, CII: Misd. Unlawful poss of drug paraphernalia,  fined $300 and court costs, standard conditions of probation apply.

 

St vs. Michael D Leemasters, Felony stealing by deceit reduced to Misd. Stealing by deceit, sentenced to 6 mos, given SES, to pay restitution,  pay court costs.

 

St v. Victor Jhovany Recinos, I:  Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamines, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on 5 yrs probation, to do 150 hrs of community service,  II: Misd. Poss of drug paraphernalia, guilty plea, sentenced to 2 days in jail with credit for time served.

 

 

 

 

FM-92 Honored to Join Radio Host ” Steven Stone” with ” Dance Party ” Trial Run Today at 1:00 pm. Join us for the Fun!

Steven Stone has been in the broadcasting business for over 40 years working from coast to coast in large, medium and small market radio. Steven has been honored by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association, The Radio -Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas and numerous other organizations.

Steven has been a morning radio personality for the better part of his years in the broadcasting business garnering awards in that category as well as commercial and audio production. In his stellar career, Steven has displayed his passion for sports play by play not only on radio broadcasts but also appearing in televised ComCast & Time-Warner sporting events and recently was elected into the inaugural class of the WRHI Sportscaster Wall of Fame, an accomplishment he is most honored and proud of.

Steven kicks of ” Dance Party” with music from the 60′ and 70’s today at 1:00 pm. Requests will be taken for Flashback Friday between 4 and 5 pm today .

Cass County: Homeowner Interrupts Burglary Second Suspect in Custody

Homeowner Interrupts Burglary Second Suspect in Custody

UPDATE:  Two people wanted in connection with the March 14th burglary of a home near Harrisonville have been arrested.

John A. Ogden, 22, of Harrisonville was taken into custody during a search of the area involving multiple law enforcement agencies immediately after the incident.  Ogden is charged with Burglary Second Degree, Stealing, Property Damage and Assault 4th Degree.  Ogden posted a $5000.00 bond on March 16th and is no longer in custody.

A second suspect who was not located on March 14th was arrested Thursday by Harrisonville Police and taken into custody on Pleasant Hill warrants.  David T. Blair, 20, Harrisonville, was arrested on March 29th by Harrisonville Police and transported to the Cass County Jail.  He is now charged with Burglary Second Degree and Stealing, bond $7500.00.  Blair is currently in custody.

Butler City-Wide Garage Sale Deadline to Register

 

The Butler City-Wide Garage Sale, April 21.

Deadline to sign up will be Friday, April 13 at 5 p.m.

The Butler Chamber Office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from  9-1.

The registration fee is $10.00 per garage sale. Those wanting to register may email the Chamber at this address,  director@butlerchamber.com or drop off in the mailbox on the front of the Chamber of Commerce building.

Maps will be available by Wednesday, April 18 and distributed at several locations around the city of Butler.

That’s the Spring Butler City-Wide Garage Sale Saturday, April 21st.

The Butler Chamber of Commerce also reminds you of the first Chamber Sonic Cruise Night on Friday, April 27th at the Butler Sonic Drive-In .

Cruise hours are 5 until 8 p.m.

National Doctors Day: March 30th 2018

 

BUTLER, Mo. – Friday, March 30th is the celebration of National Doctor’s Day in the United States. National Doctor’s Day was designated by the Congress and the proclamation was signed and designated on March 30, 1991 by President George Bush. The proclamation further stated that Americans are encouraged to observe the day with appropriate programs and activities.

Wednesday, March 30th is a time to set aside to honor the doctors in the Bates County area for their commitment to quality healthcare and to recognize society owes a debt of gratitude for their contributions as physicians. We also recognize the sympathy and compassion shown by physicians in ministering to the sick and alleviating human suffering.

We honor the following Bates County Memorial Hospital physicians providing healthcare to the Bates County community and surrounding area for National Doctor’s Day:

•             Dr. James Wirkkula at the Adrian Family Care Clinic

•             Dr. William Haynie at the High Street Family Care Clinic

•             Dr. James Miller at the Nursery Street Family Care Clinic

•             Dr. James Patterson at the High Street Family Care Clinic

•             Dr. William Joyce, General Surgeon at Bates County Memorial Hospital

•             Dr. Jeffrey Bissing, Cardiologist at Bates County Memorial Hospital

We also recognize the other BCMH healthcare providers in Bates County:

Glenn Gardner, Physician Assistant at Adrian Family Care Clinic and Nursery Street Family Care Clinic.

Megan Reno, Physician Assistant at the Nursery Street Family Care Clinic.

Laura Thiem, Nurse Practitioner at the Adrian Family Care Clinic.

Misty Tourtillot, Nurse Practitioner at the Rich Hill Family Care Clinic

Bethany Fast, Nurse Practitioner at the High Street Family Care Clinic

 

 

Hume United Methodist Church Hosts Easter Sunday Breakfast/April 1

The Hume United Methodist Church will be having an Easter Breakfast at 8am on Easter Sunday – April 1st – with Church services to follow at 9am. The Hume United Methodist Church will not have a 10:30am services that day. The men of the Hume United Methodist Church are to be at the church by 6:30am to begin preparing breakfast. All are welcome to attend.

Butler Early Childhood Center Preschool Screenings/April 2, 9, and 16

The Butler Early Childhood Center is having preschool screenings on April 2nd from 8am to 10am, April 9th from 8am to 6pm, and April 16th from 8am to 10am.

To have your child screen you are required to bring the following with you to your appointment: child’s birth certificates, child’s current immunization record, and proof of residency for Butler (preferably a utility bill with the parent’s name on it).

You can schedule your appointment today by calling 660-679-3912.

City of Harrisonville Closings for Easter Holiday

Harrisonville City Hall and most city offices in Harrisonville will be closed Friday, March 30th for the traditional Good Friday holiday.

The Harrisonville Community Center will be open on Friday, March 30th from 7am to 3pm. In addition, it will be open on Saturday, March 31st from 7am to 6pm.

The Harrisonville Community Center will be closed on Sunday, April 1st – Easter Sunday.

All Harrisonville city offices, Harrisonville City Hall, and the Harrisonville Community Center will reopen with their regular business hours on Monday, April 2nd.

City of Harrisonville Closings for Easter Holiday

Harrisonville City Hall and most city offices in Harrisonville will be closed Friday, March 30th for the traditional Good Friday holiday.

The Harrisonville Community Center will be open on Friday, March 30th from 7am to 3pm. In addition, it will be open on Saturday, March 31st from 7am to 6pm.

The Harrisonville Community Center will be closed on Sunday, April 1st – Easter Sunday.

All Harrisonville city offices, Harrisonville City Hall, and the Harrisonville Community Center will reopen with their regular business hours on Monday, April 2nd.

Mo-Kan Livestock Market 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale.

Mo-Kan Livestock 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale. Saturday, March 24th. Sale starts at 10 am.

All consignments are welcome and appreciated. That’s the 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale at Mo-Kan Livestock Market 7133 NE Business 49 Loop Butler.

Call 660-679-6535 for more information.

National Agriculture Week Updates

Department does MORE during National Agriculture Week

It’s been a fantastic National Agriculture Week! Earlier this week, Governor Greitens officially proclaimed March 18-24, 2018, as National Agriculture Week in Missouri. The agriculture industry showed up in a big way through events, online promotion and tons of energy.

At the Department, our events were extremely successful and our social media campaign reached more than 100,000 people. The added bonus was that many other Missouri state agencies helped reinforce the importance of agriculture through their social media accounts as well. This is another example of Missouri government’s “one team, one mission” approach.

In Missouri, a staggering one in five children is food insecure. In rural Missouri, that number changes to one in three children. We used our passion to feed MORE and hosted our own food collection, resulting more than 125 peanut butter jars destined for the Buddy Pack Program. To support our efforts, the Missouri Department of Economic Development will match our peanut butter donation with a donation of jelly. As Rob Dixon, Director of Economic Development, put it “agriculture and economic development go together like peanut butter and jelly. ”

Under the reach MORE pillar, the Department hosted the “Show Me YOUR Ag” employee photo contest, showcasing our staff’s pride in agriculture. The submissions included selfies with livestock, photos of staff when they were children on the farm, shots of staff enjoying Missouri ag products, and images of them working in the field. More than 50 people from our team participated in the contest, and it was really neat to see how they see themselves as part of agriculture. We’ll be sharing some of these photos on social media in the coming w

We want to send a big thank you to everyone in agriculture, our partners in state government and our employees for making this an ag week we won’t soon forget.

 

Butler Early Childhood Center Preschool Screenings/April 2, 9, and 16

The Butler Early Childhood Center is having preschool screenings on April 2nd from 8am to 10am, April 9th from 8am to 6pm, and April 16th from 8am to 10am.

To have your child screen you are required to bring the following with you to your appointment: child’s birth certificates, child’s current immunization record, and proof of residency for Butler (preferably a utility bill with the parent’s name on it).

You can schedule your appointment today by calling 660-679-3912.

Butler: St. Patrick Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry March 23rd

The St. Patrick Catholic Church will host 3 Lenten Fish Fries. The last fry will be held March 23rd  from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Fry will be held in the church basement hall.

Adults are $10.00 each, children ages 6-12 is $5.00

Children 5 years old and under will eat free of charge.

The St. Patrick Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry will consist of fried fish, homemade suzyQs, baked beans, green beans, coleslaw, sugar biscuits, cookie and a drink.

That’s the last of three scheduled Lenten Fish Fries to be held at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Nursery Street in Butler.

That’s the final  Fish Fry March 23rd  at the Butler St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Mo-Kan Livestock Market 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale.

Mo-Kan Livestock Market 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale.

Mo-Kan Livestock 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale. Saturday, March 24th. Sale starts at 10 am.

All consignments are welcome and appreciated. That’s the 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale at Mo-Kan Livestock Market 7133 NE Business 49 Loop Butler.

Call 660-679-6535 for more information.

Living Waters Ranch Hosts Prom-a-Palooza to Help Local Teens

The Living Waters Ranch is hosting their 11th Annual Prom-a-Palooza on March 24th in Osceola. The event is free to attend for area high school girls who would like to receive a new, or like new, prom dress for their high school prom. Hundreds of dresses will be available for selection.

The Living Waters Foundation has sponsored the event for the past 10 years, and they will sponsor it again this year. In the past, the event has been only for junior and senior girls, but it has been opened this year to all high school girls – freshman to senior.

Young ladies who would like to attend are required to pre-register by March 22nd. The pre-registration forms may be requested by calling 660-924-6890, by emailing livingwatersranch@gmail.com, or by contacting your high school counselor.

The Disabled American Veteran’s Monthly Meeting/March 21

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #67 of Butler invites all Disabled Veterans to attend their monthly meeting.

The chapter meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1pm in the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive in Butler.

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #67 of Butler’s next regular meeting is March 21st at 1pm.

Shelter Insurance Foundation Offers Scholarship to Harrisonville Seniors/Deadline March 31

The Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a Harrisonville High School Graduate. Shelter Agent sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character, and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin, or gender of applicants.

The scholarship recipient may apply the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study beginning in the Fall of 2018 and leading to an academic degree at an accredited college or university. The Shelter Insurance Foundation makes the payment direction to the school that the scholarship recipient chooses.

Current Harrisonville High School Seniors who meet any necessary qualifications may apply for The Shelter Insurance Foundation’s $2000 scholarship now, and applications must be turned in by March 31.

For more information about the scholarship and how to apply, interested Harrisonville High School seniors should contact the Harrisonville High School Counselor, Harrisonville High School Principal, or Shelter Insurance Agent Lacey Domnick.

Don’t Bet Your Luck On It: Drunk Driving Is Deadly Driving

This St. Paddy’s Day, Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

St. Clair County, MO — St. Patrick’s Day is one of America’s most widely celebrated holidays, for the Irish and non-Irish alike. It’s a great excuse to gather with friends and family and make merry over bangers n’ mash and a pint of green beer. Sadly, the night often ends with drunk drivers on the road, which pose a threat to other drivers, vehicle passengers, and pedestrians.

Tragically, March 17th has become a dangerous holiday on our nation’s roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, approximately 39% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. In fact, from 2012 to 2016, approximately 28% of the drunk-driving fatalities during this holiday period involved drivers who had blood alcohol concentrations well above the .08 limit, with 269 drunk-driving fatalities total.

Drunk driving is a deadly and illegal behavior. It is inexcusable, and it is unacceptable. For that reason, St. Clair County law enforcement will be out in full force to make sure that if you are behind the wheel, you are sober. This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Drivers should also keep an eye out for pedestrians who have had too much to drink. Walking while intoxicated can also be deadly, as lack of attention to their surroundings could put pedestrians at risk of getting hit by a vehicle.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office recommends the following safe alternatives to drinking and driving:

  • Always remember to plan ahead. You know whether you’ll attend a party. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously—your friends could be relying on you.
  • Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve only had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely.
  • Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app. SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so that he or she can be picked up.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact Local Law Enforcement.
  • Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.

Help Wanted: Butler Aquatic Center

The City of Butler is now accepting applications for persons interested in employment at the Butler Aquatic Center. Lifeguard candidates must be 15 years of by June 1, 2018. Candidates must be or be able to become Red Cross certified lifeguards.

Pre-employment and post-employment random drug screening is required for the life-guard position. Starting pay is $7.85 per hour with automatic step increases for each year of service.

Applications should be submitted by March 22, 2018 to accommodate the City of Butler’s training schedule. Applications may be picked up at the Butler City Hall, located at 22 West Ohio Street, and they may be submitted to the attention of the Parks and Recreation Superintendent.

The City of Butler is an equal opportunity employer.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On Wednesday, March 14th around 12:30pm a homeowner in the 24600 block of Rockhaven Road in Harrisonville arrived home and found two men burglarizing their home. The suspects fled in a vehicle and crashed between Rockhaven Road and the northbound lanes of I-49 about a mile north of Harrisonville. One suspect was located hiding under an overpass bridge near the location and taken into custody.

Multiple law enforcement officers from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Archie Police Department, Harrisonville Police Department, and Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in a large area search for the second suspect.

As of Wednesday, March 14th the second suspect remains at large. Deputies are following up additional leads.

Henry County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report/March 14

 

0827  Deputy Swindell attempted civil process in the Montrose area

0900  Deputy Romi served civil process in the Coal area

0901  Deputy Swindell attempted civil process in the Montrose area

1004  Deputy Swindell conducted a public service in regards to eviction/information taken

1014  Deputy Swindell served civil process in the Deepwater area

1104  Deputy Swindell attempted civil process in the Montrose area

1150  Deputy Swindell attempted civil process in the Urich area

1334  Deputy Swindell issued a verbal warning for speed

1348  Deputy Swindell issued a verbal warning for lane violations

1405  Deputy Romi served civil process in the Clinton area

1405  Deputy Romi attempted civil process in the Clinton area

1405  Deputy Swindell responded to 500 block of N 7 Highway in regards to business alarm/verified accidental

1411  Deputy Romi attempted civil process in the Clinton area

1415  Cpl Dody instructed DARE at Clinton Christian Academy

1418  Deputy Romi served civil process in the Clinton area

1430  Deputy Romi attempted civil process in the Clinton area

1434  Deputy Romi served civil process in the Clinton area

1500  Cpl Dody conducted school zone traffic enforcement at Clinton Christian Academy

1513  Cpl. Richardson responded to the 300 block of W. 6th in Montrose in regards to a motor vehicle crash/HBO

1618  Cpl. Richardson was contacted at the Sheriff’s Office in regards to a stolen vehicle/report taken

1759  Cpl. Richardson served civil process in the Windsor area

1811  Cpl. Richardson transported a subject to be evaluated on a 96-hour mental hold

2120  Deputy Esser patrolled the Urich area

2201  Deputy Esser responded to the 1200 block of SE 850 Pvt. Rd. in regards to a medical/HBO

2308  Deputy Esser responded to the 600 block of E Lincoln Street in Clinton to assist CPD with a foot pursuit/HBO

0030  Deputy Esser conducted traffic control on NE Highway 7

0130  Deputy Esser conducted business check in the Urich area

0252  Deputy Esser conducted a business check in the 1100 block of SE Highway 7

0330  Deputy Esser patrolled the Bethlehem Cemetery area

0432  Deputy Esser conducted a business check in the Montrose area

0507  Deputy Esser conducted a business check in the Montrose area

0610  Deputy Esser patrolled N Highway 13

 

Deputies were present at: Calhoun, Clinton, Coal, Deepwater, Delmar, Gaines, Germantown, LaDue, Bethlehem Cemetery, Leesville, Lucas, Montrose, Mt. Zion, Piper, Shawnee Mound, Sparrowfoot, Tightwad, Urich, Windsor, and Montrose Lake

Jail Administrator reports 68 male and 13 female inmates being held at the Henry County Detention Center

 

 

0702  Deputy Osman issued a warning for speed

0732  Deputy Osman conducted school zone traffic enforcement/High School

1014  Deputy Osman was contacted regarding dog at large/HBO

1104  Deputy Osman was contacted regarding found property

1127  Deputy Osman was contacted regarding ex-parte questions/HBO

1142  Deputy Osman conducted a follow up at Equity Bank regarding found property/HBO

1227  Deputy Osman served civil process

1232  Deputy Osman served civil process

1240  Deputy Osman served civil process

1244  Deputy Osman conducted a school walk through/High School

1258  Deputy Osman attempted civil process

1308  Deputy Osman investigated a dog at large/HBO

1318  Deputy Osman conducted a school walk through/Elementary

1431  Deputy Osman was contacted regarding paper service/information taken

1445  Deputy Osman served civil process

1536  Deputy Logan was contacted in regards to an animal complaint/HBO

1742  Deputy Logan was contacted in regards to a driving complaint/HBO

1759  Deputy Logan served civil process

1806  Deputy Logan responded to the 300 block of Industrial Dr. in regards to a parking complaint/HBO

1945  Deputy Logan was contacted in regards to a leaving the scene of an accident/report taken

1951  Deputy Logan conducted a follow up investigation

2045  Deputy Logan conducted a follow up investigation

2053  Deputy Logan conducted a follow up investigation

2138  Deputy Logan issued a verbal warning for defective equipment

2154  Deputy Logan issued a verbal warning for defective equipment

2359  Deputy Logan conducted a business check

0000  Deputy Hodges conducted a business check

0100  Deputy Hodges conducted a business check

0230  Deputy Hodges conducted a business check

0300  Deputy Hodges conducted a business check

0400  Deputy Hodges conducted a business check

0500  Deputy Hodges conducted a business check

0600  Deputy Hodges conducted a business check

Missouri Veterans Commission Encourages Veterans to Get Recommended Screening Tests and Immunizations

Missouri Veterans Commission Veterans Service Officer Bill Gillette is encouraging all Veterans to get recommended screening tests and immunizations to prevent certain illnesses.

“The VA suggests that Veterans get screened for preventive services that depend on the Veterans age, sex, health status, and family history,” said Gillette, “I’m encouraging all Veterans to do so now so any health issues can be caught early.”

The VA recommends in addition to preventative screening that “Regardless of age, gender, health status and family history, most Veterans should be screened for alcohol abuse, depression, high blood pressure, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), military sexual trauma, obesity, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and tobacco use.” Veterans and their family members can learn more at https://www.prevention.va.gov/index.asp

Gillette says in order for Veterans to have access to VA Health Care, they must be enrolled. For assistance with enrolling with VA Health Care or to see if a Veteran or family members are eligible for other benefits, Gillette is encouraging them to bring a copy of their DD214 to his office by calling him at 417-448-1133.

The Missouri Veterans Commission, a division of the Department of Public Safety, operates seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program. The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri’s Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms. For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call (573) 751-3779, online at www.mvc.dps.mo.gov, or facebook.com/MissouriVeteransCommission.

 

 

Appleton City Alumni Meeting Scheduled

The Appleton City High School Alumni Meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 with a noon meal/meeting.

Class coordinators of years ending in 3 or 8 are asked to please contact Linda Lampkin at 660-476-5857 or acmolampkin@yahoo.com, to receive a detailed letter and postcard sample.

Reservations of $12 may be mailed to Denise Heiserman Nitchals ’75, 515 E. Dover ACMO 64724.  Alumni traveling a distances like to make plans early.

 

Appleton City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s time to think green and start planning for the 8th Annual Wee Bit O’Parade, the only St. Patrick’s Day parade for miles around.

Everyone is welcome to wear a costume, bring a sign or dream up a float or other entry to be in the parade for this family-friendly event, which will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

You can also just bring a chair and watch the parade along Main Street.

Other activities include a pet show at noon at the Depot, ACLR’s Baked Potato Bar at the Depot and free root beer floats after the parade.

Butler Youth Center Closed for the Remainder of the School Year

The Butler Youth Center will be closed for the remainder of this school year.

There are structural issues with the present location. Due to this situation, the Butler Youth Center and all activities

will disband until other arrangements are made. FM-92 will keep you updated on the progress of finding an alternate location for the center.

For now, the Butler Youth Center will not be open .

Butler High School Honoring Florida Students

Today March 14th 2018 student bodies across the nation are “walking out” of class to honor the 17 Florida students that lost their lives in February. Butler High School students are no different. Posted below is a photo taken of  at Butler High School back on February 23rd and depicts the student body of Butler High School students honoring the 17 Parkland High School students.

This is just one more opportunity to once again see the Butler community coming together to show it’s support and express their thoughts and prayers in time of need.

Rich Hill: Time to Register your Citywide Garage Sales

 

The Rich Hill City Wide Garage Sale is set for Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April  14th. Those wanting to hold a garage sale need to contact the Rich Hill City Hall.

The cost is $3.00 per garage sale. If 10 garage sales are scheduled, the Rich Hill City Hall will publish a citywide map.

Remember, If you live in the Rich Hill  City Limits, you will have to buy a permit for $3 at City Hall.

The registration fee will include your garage sale date and your address on the  Rich Hill citywide garage sale map.

 

 

Appleton City Junior Class Advisors Seeks Donations for After Prom Party

The Appleton City Junior Class Advisors are in need of donations to help support the all-night, After Prom Party that is held yearly for the junior and senior students who attend Prom and their dates.

Yearly, the Junior Class Advisors in Appleton City host an After Prom Party that lasts from end of Prom through the night and into the next mornings. The party is a lock-in that provides a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment for Prom goers. It is a “lock-in” that will begin immediately following Prom on April 14th.

The students of Appleton City eagerly anticipate the event, and it has been very successful since the tradition started. However, this After Prom Party does not happen without the many generous supporters in Appleton City and the surrounding communities.

The Junior Class Advisors are once again asking generous supports to help fun this fun-filled and safe night for the junior and seniors who attend prom and their dates. The amount attending Prom this year is 150, so that is the number of people the After Prom Party has to be able to accommodate.

All donations will be used to purchase things to make the After Prom Party as successful as possible. To donate you will mail your donations with the donations form to ACHS After-Prom Celebration at 408 West 4th Street in Appleton City.  

 

Butler Bears Sports News

Congratulations to Hally Dolbow and Sierra Reynolds. Dolbow earned All-District honors and All-Conference 1st team Honors.

She was also selected for MOBCA State All-Star Game.Reynolds earned All-Conference 2nd Team honors.

The Carpenters Cup to Host 5K Walk/Running for Jesus

The Carpenters Cup in Butler will be hosting a special 5K walk/run May 5th it’s the 5K Running for Jesus event.  Race Location: The Carpenters Cup. Registration begins at 7:00 AM the race will begin at The Carpenters Cup to Vine Street, turn right on Fulton to Atkinson street left on Atkinson to Broadway street. Taking Broadway street to fair grounds where the hydration station will be set up. Back to Nursery to Olive, left on Oak onto Delaware turning right on Delaware to Atkinson, then back to Fulton, to Vine and then to the Carpenters cup.
Course Description: Slightly hilly, watch for some traffic. Finish with one lap.
Awards: Top made and female will receive a medal. Top in 5-year age groups will receive medals.
Proceeds: Benefit for Lily’s House in Adrian
Entry Cost Information: $20.00 with T-Shirt for individuals to run. Business/Group sponsors have a choice of 3 options.
Make Checks to: The Carpenters Cup 102 S. Bishop St. Butler MO. 64730
Contact: Becky Clift 660-673-3333 or email
thecarpenterscup@gmail.com
You will find an entry form in the Xchanger or you can register at the Carpenters Cup located at 102 South Bishop in Butler. Otherwise know as the old Oriellys parking lot.

Kansas City Chiefs’ Demetrius Harris Sentenced after Arrest in Bates County

Permission granted for use of Kansas City Chief Demeteruis Harris
Written by KVTV 5

 

Chiefs’ Demetrius Harris gets jail time after marijuana arrest

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris will spend two days in jail after taking a plea to possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

According to court records, Harris given was given a suspended imposition of sentence of two years unsupervised probation, complete 80 hours of community service within 90 days, serve 48 hours of shock time, complete the NFL Drug Program, pay board bill in the amount of $70.00, a judgment of $10 plus court costs. As for the charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, he must pay a fine of $500.

Harris was a passenger in a car stopped in March 2017 on Interstate 49. He was taken to the Bates County Jail, where he was booked and released.

Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe says the car was stopped for a traffic violation. He says a trooper smelled marijuana and found the drug on Harris.

The 25-year-old Harris was the Chiefs’ backup tight end behind Travis Kelce the last two seasons and has played in 32 games while making 20 starts. The fourth-year tight end had 17 receptions for 124 yards in 2016, both career highs.

Mo-Kan Livestock Market 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale.

Mo-Kan Livestock Market 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale.

Mo-Kan Livestock 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale. Saturday, March 24th. Sale starts at 10 am.

All consignments are welcome and appreciated. That’s the 26th Annual Machinery Consignment Sale at Mo-Kan Livestock Market 7133 NE Business 49 Loop Butler.

Call 660-679-6535 for more information.

2018-2019 Missouri Airport Directory Available

JEFFERSON CITY – The new 2018-2019 Missouri Airport Directory is now available. The directory offers aerial photographs and detailed descriptions of all 122 Missouri public-use airports.  It includes information specific to the landing facility as well as local area attractions and services.

“The directory provides useful information for a pilot to plan a flight and to know how to communicate with a particular airport,” said MoDOT Administrator of Aviation Amy Ludwig. “Data is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used for navigational purposes.”

A 2012 study by the Missouri Department of Transportation revealed Missouri airports contribute 100,621 jobs with a payroll of $ 3.1 billion to the Missouri economy. When all economic activities are considered, total annual economic output of Missouri’s system of airports is estimated at $11.1 billion. This represents 4.3 percent of the gross state product.

Explore the 2018-2019 Missouri Airport Directory and Travel Guide online at www.modot.org/othertransportation/aviation/publications.htm.

To request a printed copy, call MoDOT’s Customer Service at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or email aviation@modot.mo.gov.

The directory is provided free of charge. Funding for this and all state aviation programs comes from aviation fuel taxes and not from general revenue or highway funds.

Bates County Memorial Hospital: Dr. Wirkkula now accepting appointments

Bates County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that appointments are now open for James Wirkkula, D.O.

Dr. Wirkkula will begin seeing patients at the Adrian Family Care Clinic, starting in April. Dr. Wirkkula will be available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Call 660-200-3627 to schedule.

 

 

Butler License Office Hours Change Due to Easter Holiday

The Butler License Office will be closed on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st in respect for the Easter Holiday. However, the Butler License Office will be open on Saturday, March 24th from 9am to 12pm (noon).

Representative Patricia Pike’s Capitol Report

CAPITOL REPORT:  REPRESENTATIVE PATRICIA PIKE

House Budget Proposal Begins to Take Shape

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – An interesting fact for our District 126th Vernon and Bates County Citizens is that there is a balance of $1,652,032.39 at the MO State Treasurer’s Office in unclaimed property funds for citizens listed in our District.  As a service of our office, we are notifying citizens to visit the website www.treasurer.mo.gov or call 573-751-0123 to double check if their name (or relative’s name) is listed.  One in ten Missourians have unclaimed funds to be returned to them.

House Budget Update  

The chairman of the House Budget Committee has unveiled his versions of the appropriations bills that will make up the Fiscal Year 2019 state operating budget. The bills include some key changes from the recommendations made by the governor.

One such change calls for the K-12 School Foundation Formula to be fully funded. The governor has called for a $50 million increase to spending for elementary and secondary education. The budget proposed by the committee would add another $48 million to the governor’s funding recommendation for an increase that is $98 million above the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriation level.

Because of uncertainty with the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at the federal level, the Budget Committee took a fiscally responsible approach last year by opting to protect Missouri’s at-risk children without relying on federal funds. Now that funding for the program has been extended through Fiscal Year 2023, there are approximately $80 million in state revenues available for use in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

The chairman of the House Budget Committee is recommending that a portion of these funds be used to restore the governor’s recommended core cuts to higher education. Right now, House leaders are working with the state’s institutions of higher learning to ensure tuition isn’t raised for students and families. If no agreement can be reached, the chairman is recommending the additional dollars be used to boost funding for need-based scholarships.

The House Budget Committee will now work through each of the appropriations bills and decide if any changes need to be made to the current proposal. The Budget Committee will then give its stamp of approval to the spending plan and send it to the House floor for discussion, which should take place when the House returns from its Legislative Spring Break.

Increasing STEM Career Awareness (HB 1623)

Legislators took time last week to observe the state’s annual STEM Day and took action by approving legislation that would establish a statewide program designed to promote careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The legislation is modeled after successful programs in Tennessee and Arkansas that have helped promote the importance of the STEM fields to young people.

The bill would require the state Department of Economic Development to establish the STEM Career Awareness Program to increase awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students in grades six through eight. The program would involve online-based curriculum that would raise awareness of more than eighty different careers and technologies, and would be organized around the concept of solving societal or human-centered problems. The bill expands high school offerings and teacher training as well and would require the department to have the program in place by the 2019-20 school year.

It is an honor to serve on your behalf.  Please contact my office at 573-751-5388 or e-mail at Patricia.Pike@house.mo.gov for assistance on State issues, Resolutions, or visits to the Capitol.  Our District 126 Legislative Assistant is Matt Glover and our House of Representatives Office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. year-round in Room 305A, at the Missouri Capitol, Jefferson City, MO.

Butler Chamber of Commerce Spring City Wide Garage Sale/April 21

The Butler Chamber of Commerce will hold their Spring Citywide Garage Sale on April 21st. Remember: garage sales are a great time to clean out the clutter or find some things at amazing discounted prices.

The Butler Chamber will start taking sign-ups soon. When you sign-up, there is a $10 fee that will get you a city license and a spot on the City Wide Garage Sale Map.

FM-92 will bring you the sign-up dates as soon as they are released to the public.

 

Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship/Deadline April 10

The Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship deadline – April 10th – is quickly approaching.

The Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is granted to one Butler High School Senior, Butler Chamber member’s son or daughter, or the employee of a Butler Chamber member’s son or daughter.

To view complete submission guidelines and find the Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship’s application go to http://www.butlerchamber.com/featured-member/chamber-scholarship/.

To be considered to receive the Butler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, the application must be postmarked by April 10, 2018.

If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process, email inquiries to director@butlerchamber.com.

Hume News Submitted Via Karen Irwin

The Community of Hume wishes to extend their sympathy to the family of Joe Clark of Nevada, formerly of Hume.  When Joe lived in Hume, he was very active in the Methodist Church and never missed a Lord’s Acre Day.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

The Hume Community also extends their sympathy to the family of Walt Jacks of the Metz area.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Thoughts and prayers are with both of these families.

The Hume Community gives a big shout out to the County-Line 4-H in Hume as they did an awesome job sprucing up several areas in town last Saturday – March 10th.

The Hume United Methodist Church will be having an Easter Breakfast at 8am on Easter Sunday – April 1st – with Church services to follow at 9am. The Hume United Methodist Church will not have a 10:30am services that day. The men of the Hume United Methodist Church are to be at the church by 6:30am to begin preparing breakfast. All are welcome to attend.

The Hume Alliance Ministry is planning a Spaghetti Feed as a fundraiser for the Hume Food Pantry. The tentative date will be April 22nd at the Hume Legion Hall. Stay tuned for more information as the date arrives.

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