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Friday, January 18, 2019

Obituary - Jesse Stephen Bradford

Jesse Stephen Bradford, 78, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday evening, January 16, 2019 at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, MO.

He was born October 17, 1940 in Savanna, Oklahoma, the son of William Thomas Bradford and Ona Mae (Ledford) Bradford. He married Rita Ann Bradfield on June 17, 1966 in Independence, MO. She survives of the home.

Jesse was employed with AT&T Inc., for 32 years, retiring as an electronic technician in 1995, and was a member of the AT&T Pioneers. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton, where he served as a deacon, greeter, handyman, or anything else the church needed of him. He enjoyed volunteering his expertise to anyone who asked within the church or out in the community. In his younger years he acquired his private pilot's license. Jesse also enjoyed playing golf and woodworking. Most important to him though were his family and his church.

In addition to his wife Rita, surviving are one son, Shawn Stephen Bradford and significant other, Donna, Westmont, Illinois; one daughter, Heather Ann Jenkins and her husband, Phil, Billings, MO; two grandsons, Patrick Bradford, Westmont, IL and Logan Jenkins, Billings, MO; two granddaughters, Ashton Ward, Billings, MO and Katie Bradford, Westmont, IL; one great-grandson, Dimitri Ward, Billings, MO; one brother, James Bradford and his wife, Jean, Independence, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Bradford; and one sister, Jean Norris.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg for their exceptional and loving care during his 11 month stay there.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 1531 North Vansant Road, Clinton, MO 64735. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. just prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. Friends may call from Noon to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association or the First Baptist Church Building Fund, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.


Springfield man arrested in Bates County

On 1/18/19 around 2:50pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 41 year old Troy M. Swick of Springfield. Missouri.

Mr. Swick was arrested for 1.) Felony - Possession of a controlled substance 2.) Driving While Intoxicated - drugs 3.) Possession of Marijuana - Less than 35 grams 4.) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 5.) Excessive Speed 6.) Operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and placed on a 24 hour hold with charges pending. 

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.









Obituary - Rev. Kenneth Burton Silver, Sr.

Rev. Kenneth Burton Silver, Sr., 62, Sheldon, MO passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 following a period of ill health. Kenneth was born to Kenneth Dean and Fran (Bennett) Silver on March 3, 1956 in Topeka, KS.

Rev. Kenneth was the founder and a minister for “Spirit of the Wind” Ministries out of Jay, OK. He traveled across the United States with his ministry Brothers on his Harley Davidson (his pride and joy) spreading the gospel of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Kenneth was one of five hundred ministers that spread the gospel to the highways, byways, and the streets; to the less fortunate and the homeless. He loved preaching the gospel and following the will of the Lord. The Spirit of the Wind ministers traveled together building churches, and giving out bibles at revivals. They had one of the largest food pantries in Oklahoma and during the largest power outage in Jay, OK they gave food and assistance to the whole community in need. Kenneth was one of the most passionate, caring, loving, and remarkable men who had the most overwhelming compassion for his fellow mankind. Rev. Kenneth was so loved by so many family, friends, and grateful strangers. He will be missed by all. Kenneth is no longer in pain, no more suffering, and has gone on to be with his lord. Amen.

Kenneth is survived by companion, April Jones of the home; two sons, Kenneth D. Silver, Jr., Topeka, KS, John Paul Pierce (Jillian), Palo Pinto, Texas; three grandchildren; his father Kenneth D. Silver, Nevada; beloved sister, Belinda, Janak, Topeka, KS; a brother of Nevada; ex-wife and valued friend, Diane Silver, Birch Tree, MO; nieces, nephews, extended family, and special friends, including, J.D. Blackmore, Jay, OK, Tommy Transue, Nevada, and Clifford Smith, McGregor, TX; and a special thank you to Loretta Murray.

Memorial services for Rev. Kenneth Silver, Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with J.D. Blackmore officiating.

Memorials are suggested to Spirit of the Wind Ministries, Jay, OK in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.


Child Rape Investigation in Crawford County Kansas

On 01-18-2019 Jacob Quentin Bryant, 22, of Arma, KS was arrested on a Crawford County warrant for Rape of a child under the age of 14. 

The arrest was a result of an investigation by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Arma Police Department, with assistance from the Pittsburg Police Department. 

Investigators determined that there was probable cause to believe that Bryant, a contracted employee of USD 246 assigned as a bus monitor, committed the alleged offense against a Northeast Elementary School student. 

The incident was reported to occur on the school bus as the student was being transported home from school on 11-30-2018.

Rape of a child under the age of 14 is defined in K.S.A. 21-5503 and is an off-grid person felony.

Jacob Quentin Bryant is presumed innocent unless and until the allegations against him are proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Bryant is being held on $100,000 bond, pending formal charges.


NWS Storm Spotter Class at Rich Hill

NWS Storm Spotter Class at Rich Hill High School Dome - Tuesday, February 19th. Sponsored by Rich Hill R-IV, National Weather Service, and Bates County Emergency Management Agency.





Obituary - Robert "Bob" Henry Thomas Jr.

A celebration of life for Robert Henry "Bob" Thomas Jr. will be held in the spring.

Robert "Bob" Henry Thomas Jr., age 78 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, January 11, 2019 at his home in Butler. He was born February 10, 1940 to Robert Henry Sr. and Hazel Lorraine Dunaway Thomas in Kansas City, Missouri.

Bob is survived by his wife Barbara Jean Thomas of Butler, Missouri; one son, Brian Lawrence or Pierce City, Missouri; four daughters, Ramsey Thomas and Kathy Henderson, both of Butler, Missouri and Robin Jenkins and Rayann Taylor both of Kilgore, Texas; and one sister, Judith Thomas of Polo, Missouri.



From the Adrian School District



Today we welcome our school board for the day long school board meeting. Thank you to the Elizabeth Dillilo for hosting breakfast for them this morning.

"An effective school board plays an important watchdog role in keeping your local school on track, and setting policies that affect your child and your school. The school board sets the vision and goals for the school district, and holds the district accountable for results. One school board member cannot do the job alone. Effective school board members contribute their unique talents while collaborating and working as a team with other board members."

The Adrian R3 School board members are: Dave Knuth, Michelle Burris, Tom Underwood, Gerold Stephens, George Bruto, Erin Sharp and Susan McMillan.

We thank you~




Wintry Weather Today Through Saturday



A winter storm is expected to move into the area this afternoon and evening. Some areas will start as rain before a brief changeover to sleet and then snow. The heaviest snow totals are expected across northern Missouri where 5-8 inches are possible. Along the Interstate 70 corridor including the KC Metro 2 to 4 inches are expected. 


Further south across central Missouri 1 to 2 inches are expected.Snow and the rain that refreezes as temperatures drop on Friday night will cause icy roadways. 

In addition to the icy roadways, visibility may be restricted by blowing snow as winds are expected to gust to 30 to 40 mph. Extreme caution will have to be used if travelling! Snow will move out of the area by noon on Saturday with very cold air behind it. Lows Sunday morning will be in the single digits with wind chills in the single digits below zero. Stay safe everyone!


From the Missouri Department of Conservation

HELPING TO PREVENT POACHING: Conservation agents and other Protection Division staff from the Kansas City Region recently hosted law enforcement officers from the area to work on cooperative enforcement on public and private lands around Truman Lake, especially pertaining to the stealing/poaching of timber (pictured) and property damage on both public and private lands. Representatives from MDC; USACE; Sheriff’s offices from Benton, Henry, and St Clair counties; and the Missouri Highway Patrol participated. 

Missouri’s trees are important and valuable assets that help stabilize soil, clean water, and provide wildlife habitat. They deserve protection from poachers too! 

If you see anything suspicious on public or private lands, please contact your local law enforcement agency, local conservation agent, or call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111. – Joe@MDC




Thursday, January 17, 2019

Harrisonville Princess Ball!


Come join us for the Harrisonville Princess Ball!
Saturday, February 9th