Monday, May 23, 2016

Please Help Kalee's Squad Wednesday Morning

Born at the same time by chance, brought together by basketball and forever connected as friends. 

Please help KALEE'S SQUAD support their friend.

They will be selling cookies and drinks at the Butler High School Gym lobby this Wednesday(25th) from 10:00am-2:00pm. 

Proceeds will go the family of Kalee Chandler.

Double Fatality Accident In Southern Missouri

Around 12:35pm this afternoon the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Jasper County along with the Jasper County Sheriffs Office responded to a three vehicle double fatality accident on Missouri 171 - One mile North of Asbury,Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the Southbound 2001 Chrysler Town and Country Van driven by 89 year old Dorothy J. Kropp-Henke of Bella Vista, Arkansas crossed the center line of traffic and struck the Northbound 2000 Kenworth tractor trailer driven by Joseph S. Kyle of Baxter Springs, Kansas head on.

After the impact from the crash debris from the van struck the 2007 Toyota Tacoma driven by 21 year old Andrew D. Guest of Joplin, Missouri.

Dorothy J Kropp-Henke along with a passenger in her vehicle 94 year old Winston J. Henke both were pronounced dead at the scene by Jasper County Corner Rob Chappel at 1:06pm. No one else was injured in this accident.

All vehicles sustained extensive damage from the accident and towed from the scene by M&M Wrecker of Carthage, Missouri.

This is Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D's 46th and 47th fatality accident of 2016.

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Anyone missing pitbull in Butler?

Brindle Pitbull found on Lonsinger Street around the area of Ft. Scott Street in Butler. 

She is wearing a red collar, no tags and no chip, she has been fixed as she still has stitches.

Appears to be well taken care of. She was hungry and thirsty so I gave her food and water. 

If its your dog, you can go pick her up tomorrow at House of Hound from 10-4 . If you need a later time, arrangements can be made. Please share this post and help find her family!

 House of Hounds located at 10 S. Orange Street or call at (660) 200-6639.

Obituary - Kalee Chandler

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Ms. Kalee Chandler, 12 of Butler, Missouri today, May 23, 2016 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home of Butler (660-679-0009) and are pending at this time. 

Messages and memories for the Chandler family may be left at

Complete obituary and service information will be published as it becomes available.

Community support still needed for Chandler Family

Butler Chamber presents Outstanding Teacher Awards

Every year it is the Butler Chamber's honor to present to two teachers the Outstanding Teachers award. This year for Butler Elementary School is Stephanie Nelson (left), 4th grade teacher and Gina Magruder (right), high school art teacher. Presentations were made by Lee Anna Schowengerdt. - Butler Chamber Facebook page

Adrian tracksters achieve personal bests, qualify for state

Adrian track was represented at Mt. Vernon High School for the Sectionals Meet on May 14, 2016. Qualifiers were: Lauren Shipley, Bailey Reed, Sonya Walsh, Kerigan Wimsatt, Maly Sears, Bailey Novovesky, Ryan Baker, Devin Darby, Connor Pruitt, Gavin Reed, Brohde Bennett and Seth Baker. Four of them will be advancing to the State Meet in Jefferson City: Lauren Shipley, Bailey Reed, Devin Darby and Ryan Baker.
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Obituary - Cleo Mildred Rice

Cleo Mildred Rice
Cleo Mildred Rice, age 83 years, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Golden Living Westwood, Clinton, Missouri. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 10:00 AM, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, May 24, with Rosary at 6:00PM, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment will follow at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Holy Rosary Church-building fund and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at

Cleo was born on October 26, 1932, in Montrose, Missouri to Frank and Mary (Kleor) Lesmeister. She retired from Clearfield Cheese after 37 years, and also was a greeter at Walmart. She enjoyed helping Don haul hay in the summers. She also enjoyed caring for the yard, gardening, and taking care of the housework. Cleo also volunteered at the Pork Chop Tent at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia and Ozark Fair in Springfield. Cleo was a member of Holy Rosary Church where she participated in the Holy rosary Alter Society. She and Don were also members of the Elite Advantage Club at Hawthorne Bank.

She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Mary (Kleor) Lesmeister, 5 brothers; Basil, Virgil, Clem, Richard, and Raymond Lesmeister, 2 sisters; Eunice Rotert and Agnes Westhusing, 2 nieces and 3 nephews.

Among survivors are her husband Donald G. Rice of the home, and son Allen Rice of Independence, Missouri, along with several other family members. She will be greatly missed by all.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.