Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Old Butler High School Dance

There will be a dance at the Old Butler High School on Pine Street on Saturday, August 23rd. Doors will open at 5pm, dinner at 6 and music will start at 7pm featuring the Country Oaks Band from Cadmus, KS. 

The cost is $8 per person with a covered dish at the door. After expenses, the balance of proceeds will go to help school scholarships. Please note this is not the monthly dance held at the Butler Senior Center. For more information contact Phyllis Bunch at 816-738-1063 or Wayne at 816-738-3226

City of Butler to become a Purple Heart City

Butler City Council news

BUTLER, Mo- The clarification of the 2014 tax levy was discussed in length during the Butler City Council meeting. For the past 3 years the City has chosen to take a voluntary reduction from what the state allows for the ceiling. Casey Koehn explained that a higher rate would require a vote of the people, so basically the City has elected not to take the voluntary rate deduction for the fiscal year 2014 – 2015 for the general fund due to budgeting purposes. The proposed 2014 tax levy would be $.6402 per $100 valuation. After a lengthy discussion, Council approved Ordinance No. 992 which establishes the 2014 tax levy for the City of Butler.

Ashley Swartz from the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission updated the Council on the demolition process and let them know things are progressing and estimated demolition should start within 60 – 90 days.

Larry Tucker, City Administer told Council 38 properties have been selected for asbestos removal and demolition. The official notice publication will be in the newspaper later next week and funds from the Community Development Block Grant should be released in early October.

Wheat numbers good in Missouri variety tests

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Wheat yields at Missouri tests sites were good, according to the 2014 Missouri wheat variety crop performance report.

Bill Wiebold, University of Missouri Extension specialist, said tests plots from southwestern and southeastern Missouri showed the highest yields.

Variety tests help farmers pick what seeds to plant this fall. Results of the 2014 tests are available at Printed copies are available from county extension offices or by calling 573-882-2307.

For 75 years, seed companies have supported the program by paying fees. The tests include new varieties and popular older varieties at nine locations, including three MU research farms and six farmer-owned fields. Varieties are grown on plots of one acre or smaller and harvested with specially designed small combines. “We test the best,” Wiebold said.

Obituary - Dennis Dickerson

Graveside memorial services for Dennis Dickerson will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri. There is no visitation. Contributions to American Cancer Society. Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.

Dennis Clark Dickerson, age 57 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his home in Butler. He was born January 16, 1957 to Donald Clark and Rilla Hazel Grimes Dickerson in Appleton City, Missouri.

Dennis is survived by his mother, Hazel Dickerson of Butler, Missouri; one brother, Paul Dickerson of Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Donna Mehrle of Jefferson City, Missouri; two nepehws; one niece; and one uncle, Don Grimes and wife Norma Jean of Archie, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his father.

Obituary - Hazel R. Gilbert

Hazel R. Gilbert, 89, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23 at the Faith Baptist Church in Harrisonville with visitation from 10:00-11:00 at the church. Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. (A complete obituary will be posted when available).

Accident on 49 causing slow traffic near Butler

Northbound I-49 is down to one lane just north of  the Butler/52 highway exit, as a semi truck is stuck in the median. Crews are working to get the truck back onto the roadway; expect delays for the next hour or so.

Job Opening In Butler

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative currently has a job opening for a First Year Apprentice Lineman at our Butler office location. The selected candidate will be required to reside within 20 minutes of the Butler office location and be able to obtain a CDL driver's license. Applicant must have a minimum of a high school diploma. To apply, please submit a resume to:

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 470...
1321 N Orange St
Butler MO 64730
or email to by August 29, 2014