Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Semi Truck Accident East of Passaic Today

Driver not injured in semi accident on D Highway

Around 3:00 p.m.this afternoon the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County EMS and The Butler Fire Department responded to a accident involving a semi truck.

The location of this accident was 3 miles East of Passaic on D Highway. No one was injured in this accident, The road was closed for a short time to clean up the mess.

Weather Update: Rain & Storms Chances Tonight



Here's what were thinking as far as the timing of precipitation goes tonight. Rain and thunderstorms should move into the KC area towards the midnight hour and spread east through the rest of the night. There is potential for localized heavy rainfall in far northwestern Missouri and extreme northeastern Kansas where 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible through sunrise tomorrow. We're not expecting severe thunderstorms tonight.

Bomb Threat Today In Harrisonville


HARRISONVILLE, MO (KCTV) - A bomb threat was called into a third area CVS pharmacy Tuesday afternoon.  Police in Harrisonville said the threat was phoned into the store at 300 South Commercial Street about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Lt. Mike Prindle said the store was evacuated as officers did a preliminary search. Nothing was located, but Prindle said a K-9 unit from Whiteman Air Force Base was ordered to conduct a second search.

The dogs finished their work shortly before 6 p.m., again turning up no evidence of explosives. Prindle said the CVS was later re-opened. Tuesday's call followed similar threats phoned into CVS pharmacies in both Lee's Summit and Liberty. No explosives were found in any of the incidents.


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Halloween Specials at Custom Creations By Harvest Hill



Custom Creations By Harvest Hill is now taking orders for our Halloween special.. 6.75 each includes candy inside of the cup. $5.00 each for just the decorated cup. We will have some in stock located in our storefront. 

Shipping to your special trick or treaters are also available!! Swing by the store on the North side of the Butler Square to check out all the inventory.

Obituary - Robert Edward Lee “Bobby” Swope

Robert Edward Lee “Bobby” Swope
Robert Edward Lee “Bobby” Swope of Cuba, Missouri was born December 24, 1961 at Kansas City, Missouri to the union of Charles L. “Chuck” and Melba (Nee: Smith) Swope and left from this life on Monday, September 22, 2014 in Pulaski County at the age of 52 years.

Bobby grew up on the RSR Ranch near Tarkio, Missouri. He attended all twelve years of school at Tarkio, Missouri and graduated in 1979. He attended the State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri for two years on a Rodeo Scholarship and then he transferred to and graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1984 with a B.S. Degree in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science.

He worked on a ranch in Texas after graduation and then spent several years working at the Supreme Feeders Cattle Feed Lot near Liberal, Kansas. After returning to Missouri, he worked several years as a Load out Foreman at the Joplin Regional Stock Yards in Joplin, Missouri. The last five years or more he had worked for the EDP Corp at Fort Leonard Wood and was working there at the time of his death.

Bobby was a lifetime cowboy and a musician. He won his first money at a rodeo when he was 3 years old. He was mainly a calf roper and a team roper, but he also rode bareback in the Junior and High School Rodeos. He was the All Around Champion of the Missouri High School Rodeo Association in 1979. He qualified for the National High School Rodeo Final all four years he was in high school. He also qualified two years for the National Feedlot Cowboy Association National Finals in Elko, Nevada.

He played drums and sang with many Country and Western bands in Texas, Kansas and the Joplin area and around Cuba.

He was an extremely good horseman and had won over forty trophy buckles plus trophy saddles for calf roping and team roping. He was a hard worker and gave his all too every job he held. He was a son his parents could be proud of.

Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy is his loving parents Chuck and Melba Swope of Cuba, brother Dr. K.C. and wife Dr. Melanie Swope of Cuba, one nephew Jared and wife Emily Swope of St. Louis, one niece, Erin Swope of Columbia, Missouri, one foster brother Scott and wife Rosa Swope of Neosho, Missouri, one uncle Leslie and wife Sue Swope of Portland, Oregon, two aunts Florence Swope Fritts of Nevada, Missouri and Ruby Smith Mayden of Carrollton, Missouri plus many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 26, 2014 from 7:00 till 9:00 PM at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington, Cuba, Missouri.

A Celebration of Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 415 W School Street, Cuba, with Father Rich Boever as celebrant.

Interment and prayers will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, ATTN: Justin Cowboys Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 in Bobby’s memory.

The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Swope family.

Hume News September 29, 2014

Ed Sneed, Pastor of the Hume Christian Church is recovering from back surgery. We wish him lots of faith and prayers for a speedy recovery.

The Cub Scouts Pack 4012 of Hume is busy selling popcorn for a fundraiser to help them pay for summer camp and their scouting activities. They have been busy getting this newly formed Pack organized and growing strong, a huge thank you to Verne and Angie Wepener for starting this organization.

A retirement reception was held last Saturday, September 27 at the Metz Post Office for myself, Karen Irwin by Kitty Wikoff and Linda Luther. Cake, cookies and punch were served to a host of family and friends. I appreciate everyone and will miss them all dearly.

Lots of events will be happening the next few months in Hume. The youth Rodeo will be held on October 11 at the Arena in Hume. Some of our local youth will be participating in this Rodeo. On October 18 the Fairboard will be holding a fundraiser at the Legion Hall complete with games for kids and adults. Chili/Ham & Beans and the trimmings will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Hume United Methodist Church will hold a baby shower for Keeler Clark son of Robert and Kaylyn Clark on Sunday October 5 following fellowship dinner. Fellowship dinner is always held the 1st Sunday of the month following church services. Breakfast Sunday is always the 3rd Sunday of the Month during Sunday school. On Saturday, October 25 there will be a day of VBS starting at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1 will be our Annual Lord’s Acre BBQ and Auction starting at 11:00 a.m. with the auction to start at 1:00 p.m. Then on Sunday November 9 we will have a wienie roast following church service then onto a hayride where the kids will be participating in a service project.

Sunday school at the Methodist Church is at 9:30 a.m. and church services are at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. On Wednesday evening is Bible Study for Youth and adults at 7:00 p.m. If you do not have a home church all are invited to attend.

Weather Update: Approaching Storms Should Hold off until Late Evening tonight


For those who have relished the last several days of summer-like temperatures you better get out and enjoy today as change is in the air. We can expect to see several rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the next few days. The rain could reach the northwest corner of Missouri by late this afternoon. Fortunately for those who may be heading to any outdoor activities this evening, like maybe a baseball game, the rain should hold off until after your event is over.

The storms this evening and overnight should be rather tame.
But they'll likely be stronger Wednesday afternoon and evening with a few severe storms possible west of I-35. As a cold front passes through on Thursday severe weather will again be possible. Lots can change over the next 24 hours which will affect the risk of severe weather, such as if storms are on-going Wednesday morning it will make it more difficult to generate severe weather later in the day.