Butler: Now Hiring Flaming Lantern Restaurant

The Flaming Lantern Restaurant of Butler is now hiring servers. Apply in person at the Flaming Lantern Restaurant Fort Scott Street in Butler. That’s job opportunities at a local restaurant. Apply in person for a server position at the Flaming Lantern Restaurant in Butler.

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Party in Cass County Linked to New Covid-19 Cases

As many of you may be aware, there was a party that took place on July 3rd at a home between Harrisonville and Garden City near MO-7 Highway. The Cass County Health Department has identified several positive cases of COVID-19 in individuals that attended the party. Because there was no

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Bates County Public Service Message from Bates County Clerk

Absentee and Mail-In Ballots: All absentee and mail-in applications must be received in the County Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on July 22nd.  You may vote absentee in person in the County Clerk’s Office at 103 W. Dakota, Butler.   Office hours at this time are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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Governor Parson to Sign Eight Bills Into Law

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) –Today, Governor Mike Parson will sign eight bills into law.   HB 1414 – Protection of Children   Modifies several provisions relating to child protection, including homeless youth benefits, protection of foster children, child care facility definitions and background checks, child protection for military families, foster care reform,

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Bates County Fair Results

Beef Show Results Overall Steer Grand Champion Steer-Myles Merrifield Reserve Champion Steer-Kaden Shannon   Cross Bred Steer Grand Champion-Kaden Shannon Reserve Champion-Kaylee O’Farrell   Bred and Owned Steer Grand Champion-Clara Warfield Reserve Champion-Clayton Ferguson   Overall Heifer Grand Champion-Brayden Nieder Reserve Champion-Dayton Hoffman   Bread and Owned Heifer Grand Champion-Mylie

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Bates County COVID-19 Update

July 13, 2020   The Bates County Health Center has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 in Bates County.   The case is a male in his 20’s with a Butler address.   Bates County Health Center is working to identify and contact anyone that may have come in contact with

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Jerry Dean Deardorff, 78, of Lexington

Jerry Dean Deardorff, 78, of Lexington, MO, passed away peacefully at 3:30am on July 11, 2020 in Lafayette Regional Health Center. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Lexington, MO.  A funeral service will follow at 11a.m.

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Bates County COVID-19 Cases Rise by 2

July 10, 2020   The Bates County Health Center has confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Bates County.   These cases include a female and a minor child with an Amoret address.   Bates County Health Center is working to identify and contact anyone that may have come in

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MO State Fair Advance Carnival Tickets

Missouri State Fair guests can save big by buying State Fair carnival tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the State Fair website. These carnival tickets must be purchased by Aug 12.   Advance Tickets include: ADVANCE UNLIMITED RIDE CARNIVAL RIDE WRISTBAND – $21 SAVE UP TO $11 – Includes Unlimited Rides on

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Butler City-Wide Garage Sale August 1st

The Butler Chamber of Commerce will host a City-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, August 1st. Permits are now available for $10.00 each, Junk in the Trunk will have space available for vendors and trunk garage sale for $5.00 per car or booth. Maps will be available by late July- look

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Vernon County COVID-19 Positive Cases

Vernon County Health Department has confirmed 2 new positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing our total confirmed cases to 28. One case is related to out of state exposure. Both cases are symptomatic, and are isolated at home. The case investigation and contact tracing has been completed. The Vernon

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Most Wanted Suspect Taken Into Custody After Citizens Help

An El Dorado Springs resident is in custody after being placed on the Vernon County’s Most Wanted List. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, Detectives located 21-year old Chad Ellison and were able to take him into custody Monday morning in the 600 block of W. Garfield Street in

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Charlotte Lane, 85 of LaCygne, Kansas.

Charlotte Lane passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Louisburg Healthcare and Rehab in Louisburg, Kansas. Graveside services will be held 10:00 am Saturday, July 11, 2020 in Rockville Cemetery, Louisburg, Kansas. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions may be made to the

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Federal Search Warrant Issued for Butler Residence

On 7/8/2020 at approximately 7:00 am members of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office assisted the FBI in executing a search warrant at an address on Colonial Drive in Butler MO 64730. No one was taken into custody at this time. This is still an ongoing investigation. No other information is

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Bates County Commissioner’s Report​

- Alvin Griffin Northern Commissioner​