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Friday, February 23, 2018

Family Stem Night at Butler Elementary





From the City of Harrisonville

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the principal cause of the electric outages on Tuesday was ice, ice and more ice caused by Winter Storm Oliver.

Totaling the stats, city staff took 204 calls for service to correct 160 separate outages. Approximately two-thirds of those occurred when a circuit in the Royal Street electric substation failed. Royal Street serves the northeast area of town. 

During such instances, staff would normally transfer electric service distribution to run through the North substation while repairs are made and the interruption in customers’ power would be only a few minutes. But on Tuesday, because of the ice, the switch would not engage and workers spent most of the day diagnosing and correcting that problem.

Once the substation issue was resolved, crews went on to answer calls regarding downed lines, broken or bent tree limbs and other problems associated with the storm. The tree crew worked until midnight and the line crew until 2 a.m. to clear all the issues.





Dog Attack in Appleton City

On Feb. 21, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to South Burdette Street in Appleton City regarding an animal complaint.

Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Aaron Mullen, who stated that two dogs killed one of their goats and injured another one. Mullen explained a white pit bull and a dark colored unknown type of dog, came onto their property, broke through the fence, and attacked their pygmy goats. As a result, one female died and another female was seriously injured. Mullen stated he did not know who owned the dogs.

While the deputy was looking at the goats, the deputy was handed a cell phone and he spoke to Rebecca Mullen. She stated that she is the owner of the goats and would fill out a request for prosecution if needed.

Rebecca Mullen stated she estimated the death of one animal and the injury to the other could cost approximately $400 to replace.

The deputy explained to the Mullen’s, that St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office would take the initial report and then forward the incident to the Appleton City Police Department for further investigation.


Courtesy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department 

Obituary - Sarah Beth Cunningham Arnold



Sarah Beth Cunningham Arnold, 35 of Butler died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri.

Sarah's wishes were to be cremated services will be scheduled at a later date.


Children's Center Needs and Wants List!





From House of Hound in Butler





Fog & Mist During Friday AM Commute



A much improved morning commute awaits today, though keep an eye out for patchy slick spots and areas of fog. The next round of wintry precipitation will arrive late tonight into early Saturday morning, mainly across northern Missouri. 

The potential for slick roadways should stay close to the Missouri/Iowa border, though may extend slightly further south as surface temperatures will hover near the freezing mark. The wintry mix will then transition to rain by late Saturday morning.





Thursday, February 22, 2018

Nevada Police Seeking Public Assistance





Obituary - William “Bill” Smith Sr.

William “Bill” Smith Sr., age 64 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Bill was born on October 6, 1953 in Hot Springs, AR.

Bill’s father was in the military so they moved around until settling in Lawton, OK where he spent most of his childhood and adolescence. On July 5th, 1975 he married his love and best friend Jeanie Smith. Bill worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma for several years. He and Jeanie would eventually settle in Nevada, MO in the early 1980s where they would raise their two children Carol Pennington and Billy Smith. From 1983-1988 he worked at the State Hospital in Nevada. In 1988, Bill was in a motor vehicle accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down and would result in him living the next 30 years in a wheel chair. With excellent care from Jeanie, he was able to remain healthy and outgoing for most of those years.Bill was instrumental in the development of On My Own, the non-residential center for independent living in Nevada, where he served on the Board of Directors. When the weather was nice, he would zoom around town to the farmer’s market, grocery store, or really anywhere where he could meet and talk to people. Some of his favorite things to do were fish, watch football, racing, westerns, and give his grandkids rides on back of his wheelchair.

Nothing was more important to him than his relationship with God. Bill had an unshakable faith that to his core was everything he stood for. Many who knew Bill, would describe him as funny, and a great story teller, and most of all, relentless in ensuring you heard his story 3 or 4 times.

He is survived by his wife Jeanie Smith of the home, his daughter Carol and her husband Jim Pennington, Nevada, his son Billy and wife Jessica, Kansas City, MO, and his daughter Dorene Burlew, Temple, TX; grandchildren, Zachary Edison, Randy Collins, Zoey Smith, and Silas Smith. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Alexis Collins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday February 24, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada with Celebrant Father Peter Savidge officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nevada. A Rosary will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home with visitation following from 6- 7 p.m.





Butler Municipal Court Disposition February 16, 2018 RH

BUTLER MUNICIPAL COURT 
Debra A. Hopkins, Judge
Trish Thomas, Court Administrator
February 16, 2018
W- Arrest Warrant Issued 

City of Butler v.

Joseph Anderson Assault GP $175 + cc
Joseph Anderson Disorderly Conduct GP $125 + cc
Bradley Birch Disorderly Conduct GP $300 ic + inmate bill
Jeremiah Bjerke Fail to register vehicle W
Jeremiah Bjerke No proof of insurance W
Jeremiah Bjerke Driving while suspended W
John Brockmeyer Driving while revoked W
John Brockmeyer Fail to register vehicle W
Christopher Brown Fail to register vehicle W
Christopher Brown Driving while suspended W
Ashley Bukaty Fail to register vehicle W
William Bush Driving while revoked W
Kyle Calhoun Possession of drug paraphernalia W

Austin Campbell Trespassing GP 5 days jail/run consecutive with other charge; pay cc 

Austin Campbell Trespassing GP 5 days jail/run consecutive with other charge; pay cc
Ryan Carver Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Daniel Chastain Disorderly Conduct GP 10 days jail-CTS; pay cc
Daniel Chastain Driving while suspended GP 10 days jail-CTS; pay cc
Daniel Chastain Driving while suspended GP 10 days jail-CTS; pay cc
Stephanie Clinesmith Possession of drug paraphernalia W 

Hailey Cox Seat Belt GP $10
Brenda Darr Public Nuisance GP $5 + cc
Krista Davis Possession of Marijuana W
Tammy Dunne Possession of drug paraphernalia GP 5 days-CTS; pay cc
Courtney Eckard Fail to stop at stop sign W
Belinda Espinoza Speeding W
Belinda Espinoza Fail to register vehicle W
Brandy Garrison Fail to register vehicle W

Travis Gosnell Defective Equipment GP $200 ic
Travis Gosnell Driving while suspended GP SIS/1 year pb; pay cc
Travis Gosnell Disorderly Conduct GP $250 ic
Travis Gosnell C&I Driving GP $225 ic
Donald Greathouse Disorderly Conduct W
John Herndon Fail to register vehicle W
John Herndon No proof of insurance W
John Herndon No valid DL W
John Herndon Possession of drug paraphernalia W
Zeth Hiser Driving while suspended W

Donald Hogan Disorderly Conduct GP $100 ic
Kolby Hubbard Fail to register vehicle GP $100 + cc
Amber Jeffries Animal at large GP $75 + cc
Ruth Johnson Fail to register vehicle W
Crystal Lawrence Stealing W
Crystal Lawrence Tampering W

John Lewis Unlawful use of weapon GP SIS/ 6 months prob; obey all laws; pay cc
Casey McBrien Driving while suspended W
Tyler Mccoy Driving while revoked W

Robin Mcelroy C&I Driving FG $100 ic
Bonnie Miller Obstructing an officer W
Bonnie Miller No valid DL W

Stacy Mitchell Driving while suspended GP 20 hrs community service; pay cc
Cody Moore Tampering W
Cody Pattison Possession of drug paraphernalia W
Johnny Poe Stealing W
Darwin Potts Fail to register vehicle W

Melody Pray No proof of insurance GP $125 ic
Deliverance Ratliff Domestic Assault W
Deliverance Ratliff Disorderly Conduct W
Dana Ritchie Possession of Marijuana W
Dana Ritchie Possession of drug paraphernalia W
Debra Robichaud No proof of insurance W
Jesus Selfridge Leaving the scene of accident W
Jesus Selfridge Driving while revoked W
Jesus Selfridge No proof of insurance W
Jesus Selfridge Driving while revoked W
Jesus Selfridge No proof of insurance W
Jesus Selfridge Driving while revoked W

Gerold Shobe Jr Animal at large GP 1 day jail; pay cc
Gerold Shobe Jr No valid DL GP 1 day jail; pay cc
Gerold Shobe Jr No proof of insurance GP 2 day jail: pay cc
Gerold Shobe Jr Discharge Firearm in city limits GP 5 days jail; pay cc
Gerold Shobe Jr Possession of Marijuana GP 10 days jail; pay cc
Gerold Shobe Jr Possession of drug paraphernalia GP 5 days jail; pay cc
Gerold Shobe Jr Unlawful use of weapon GP 10 days jail; pay cc
Gerold Shobe Jr Resist Arrest GP 10 days jail; pay cc
Gerold Shobe Jr Driving while suspended GP 5 days jail; pay cc
Sean Shobe Stealing W
Jayme Sluder Driving while suspended GP 10 days jail; waive cc
Jayme Sluder Fail to register vehicle GP 10 days jail; waive cc
Jayme Sluder No proof of insurance GP 10 days jail; waive cc
Jayme Sluder Fail to register vehicle GP 10 days jail; waive cc
Jayme Sluder No proof of insurance GP 10 days jail; waive cc
Jayme Sluder Trespassing GP 10 days jail; waive cc
Jayme Sluder Property Damage GP 10 days jail; waive cc
Jozie Smiley Defective Equipment GP $175 ic
Ashley Smith Seat Belt GP $10
Royce Worley Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic