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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Obituary - Marcia Yarrington

Marcia Yarrington, 80 of Amsterdam, Missouri passed away March 10, 2018 at her home in Amsterdam. Cremation with private family burial in Salina, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to House of Hound. 

Arrangements under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Marcia is survived by her husband Dewayne Yarrington of the home in Amsterdam and by a grandson in Salina, Kansas.

Obituary - Beverly Murdock Anderson

Beverly Murdock Anderson, 79, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

A complete obituary and service time will be posted when the information becomes available.

Obituary - Jasper Varns

Jasper Varns, 97 of Butler, Missouri passed away March 16, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri. Services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2018 also at the funeral home. 

Burial will follow services in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home or the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

A complete obituary will be published as the information becomes available.

Happy St. Patrick's Day Forecast

Friday, March 16, 2018

From the desk of Greg Mullinax

I am greatly surprised and personally hurt by the actions of the Butler R5 School Board.

Our Funeral Home for the last month-and-a-half has made very public the plans for our Crematory. 

We have invited anyone with questions to view the plan, and see every detail of what it entails. At no point, at all, was I contacted by any member of the school board. 

Not one of them came to see the proposal, or ask about its safety. Instead, they rushed to judgment with a statement that indicates we clearly intend to maliciously pollute the environment. 

Nothing could be further from the truth. I believe their statement to be irresponsible, and on its face, it is libel. 

While this can be addressed legally, I am deeply saddened that our school board would make such an assumption without so much as asking a single question first.

Greg Mullinax

To the Parents of Butler Elementary Students:

To the Parents of Butler Elementary Students:  

The attached document is a formal statement by the Butler R-V School Board of Education adopted in response to the Conditional Use Permit proposed by Mullinax Funeral Home.  This statement was read to the City of Butler Planning and Zoning Commission at the Public Hearing on March 13.  

Please contact any of your Board Members with questions or concerns. 


Brad Stephens, President 
Rob Clover, Vice President
Stacy McCrary, Secretary
Jerret Wheatley, Treasurer
Marty Whitworth, Member
Anissa Harris, Member
Dave Randalls, Member

View the original copy here:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott coming to Belton

The City of Belton was thrilled to celebrate the ground breaking ceremony for the new 83-room, four-story Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott located just north of Highway 58 between Mullen Rd. and I-49 (behind Walgreens). 

Salina Hotel Corporation is the developer. The targeted opening date for the 48,000 square foot hotel is early 2019. Additional retail pad sites are available.

This project includes the construction of a new east-west access road adjacent to the existing retail development on the south (Walgreen's, Arby's and Chipotle). This new road will greatly improve access to those businesses and will alleviate congestion on Highway 58. 

The new road will be constructed utilizing future revenue generated by the new hotel, via a newly established Community Improvement District (CID).

11th Annual Show Of Wheels Car Show

On April 7th,2018 from 10am-3pm at Douty Auto Service located at 5 N. Orange Street in Butler will host the 11th Annual Show Of Wheels Car Show. 

Come on out and see everything from hot rods, trucks, rat rods, race cars and many more. Entry is DONATION only. 

All proceeds go to Jack Bearce & family as he is unable to work due to recently being diagnosed with Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer. Registration will be open from 10am - 1pm awards at 2pm. 

Jackwagon BBQ will be set up and will be selling their delicious bbq. Any questions please feel free to call Tray Douty at 660-200-6031. Thank you

Obituary - JoAnn Cox

JoAnn Cox, 61, of Clinton, Missouri passed away at her home Thursday evening, March 15, 2018.  Among surviving is her husband Gary Cox, Sr., of the home.  

Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.  

Obituary - Stanley Michael Bukaty

Mass of Christian Burial for Stanley Bukaty will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Butler. 

Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. Rosary services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Schowengerdt Chapel, prior to services. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions, St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Stanley Michael Bukaty, age 90 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Butler. He was born June 16, 1927 to Stanley John and Rose Ann Washick Bukaty in Kansas City, Kansas.

Stanley is survived by his wife, Phyllis Bukaty of Butler, Missouri; four sons, Michael Bukaty and wife Grace of Butler, Missouri, John Bukaty and wife Marlene of Midlothain, Texas, Phillip Bukaty of Butler, Missouri and Tom Bukaty and wife Lori of Blue Springs, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Amanda Woodward and husband Bryan, Ashley Bukaty, Rose Brown and husband Walter, Matt Bukaty, Nichole Cary, Tanner Bukaty and Trenton Bukaty; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond Bukaty; sister, Roseann Powers; grandson, David Bukaty; and daughter-in-law, Judy Bukaty.