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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fall Swap Meet & Fall Festival In Adrian

Join us for our annual Fall Swap Meet October 5 - 6, 2018. In addition to the regular crowd of vendors, we are also going to have a few antique tractor displays, wheat threshing, sawmill, operating, an operating sorghum press and cooking, and if the ground is dry enough, plowing. The trains will be running Saturday and rides will be given all day! 


Fall Swap Meet 
-Farm related parts and accessories
-Tractor Parts all makes
-Tractors, Farm Implements and Equipment
-Books, Manuals and Antique Auto Parts
-Surplus Club Items – Sheet Metal

Vendor Fee $20.00
Charge for electricity $10.00 per day
Friday and Saturday 

Breakfast and lunch served by Ladies Auxiliary

Find us on the web at: 

For more information please contact:

William Reitz 816-297-4416 Bob Surber 816-797-4243​​ 
Don Arndt 816-898-2359 Tim Hummel 660-679-5994​

Information on Fall Festival:
Gib Thurman 816-738-9432

Meet the Candidate event at the Adrian Optimist Building

The Bates County Cattlemen Association along with the Bates County Farm Bureau held a meet the candidates event tonight at the Adrian Optimist Building. 

The event was a chance to give the public a opportunity to interact with the election candidates running for office on November 6th. Light refreshments were served and a great time was had by all.

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Bates County Republican Circuit Court Clerk Candidate Shelli Diehl-White
Bates County Democratic Circuit Court Clerk Candidate Elaine Schwander Diehl
Bates County Recorder of Deeds Democratic Candidate Lucille Mundey

Bates County Recorder of Deeds Republican Candidate Danyelle Wheatley-Baker 

Bates County Presiding Commissioner Independent Candidate John Golladay 

Bates County Presiding Commissioner Democratic Candidate Don Malan 

Bates County Presiding Commissioner Republican Candidate Jim Wheatley

Missouri State Representative - 126th District Republican Candidate Patricia Pike 
Missouri State Representative - 126th District Democratic Candidate Jim Hogan

U.S. Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district Republican Candidate Vicky Hartzler 

All the candidates did wonderful this evening! This was a great event! 

Come check out Heartland Motorsports in Butler

Update: Bank Robbery in Archie Missouri

Archie, MO – Adrian Bank, located at 302 SW Outer Road, Archie, MO 64725, was robbed at approximately 11:20 a.m. 

The suspect entered the bank, made a verbal announcement that a robbery was occurring and then made a verbal demand for currency.

There was no reference to or display of a weapon. The suspect fled the bank on foot, heading south, with an undisclosed amount of currency.

The suspect is described as approximately 6', between 200-225 lbs. Suspect is also described as a white male, between the ages of 50-60 years old. Suspect was wearing black-framed glasses and a facial mask during the robbery.

The Archie Police Department is currently working with the FBI to investigate the Robbery. Any information regarding suspect information will be released as it is obtained.

If anyone has any information on the bank robbery can contact the FBI, Archie Police Department or Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 816-380-5200.

Windsor man killed in motorcycle crash

On 9/18/18 around 5:45am the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Pettis County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle crash on Route E just south of Morgan Road in rural Pettis County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2015 Victory Motorcycle driven by 52 year old John E. Gursick of Windsor, Missouri failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the center line striking the 2006 Kenworth driven by 47 year old Jacob Hochstetler of Macon, Missouri head on.

John E. Gursick was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and his body was transported to Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 51st Fatality of 2018.

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Bates County Democrats Meeting

The Bates County Democrats will meet on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at noon at The Pennell on the NW side of the Butler Square. Come join the fun conversations!!

Obituary - Maxine Ruth Polk

Maxine Ruth Polk, 80, Nevada, MO passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO. Maxine was born November 28, 1937 in Walker, MO to Robert and Hazel May (Brundridge) Cargill. In 1953 she was united in marriage to Keith Gulliford and he preceded her in death in 1961. On October 5, 1963 she married Lonnie A. Polk in Nevada, MO and he survives of the home.

Maxine grew up in Nevada and attended school there. In 1976 Maxine obtained her GED following her 10th grade education – something she was quite proud of. She was a homemaker most of her younger years. Maxine later went to work as a commercial housekeeper cleaning local area businesses. She enjoyed her monthly get together luncheons with her classmates of 1955, furniture refinishing, and daily yard work. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with family.

In addition to her husband Lonnie, survivors include her children, Terri Rowland and her husband Dennis, Thornfield, MO, Cindy Brannan and her husband Greg, Nevada, Randall Gulliford and his wife Leslie, Moundville, Lorrie Divine and her husband Dan, Moundville, Carrie Dreyer and her husband Jeff, Nevada; nine grandchildren, Sunshine Black and her husband Terry, Nevada, Tim Rowland and his wife DeAnna, Gainesville, MO, Eric Gulliford and his wife Becca, Springfield, MO, Christopher Hewitt, Carl Junction, MO, Adam Hewitt and Jenny, Nevada, Keith Gulliford and Keri, Nevada, Lesley Gulliford, Springfield, MO, Emma Dykstra and her husband Josh, Joplin, MO, Beth Dreyer and her husband Devin Miller, Nevada; great grandchildren, Shadow, Bella, and Batha Wagoner, Leigha, BreAnna, and Zyler Rowland, and Julian Dykstra; and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother, Eddie Cargill, El Dorado Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant daughter; three siblings, Robert Cargill, Jr., Bobbie Miller, and Norma Short.

A Private Celebration of Maxine’s Life will be held at a later date.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Sept. 10-17, 2018

St.Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made seven arrests and took two stealing reports during the week of Sept. 10-17, 2018.

View the full press release by using the link that we have provided for you below:

State of Missouri CANCELLED Endangered Person Advisory

EMPHASIS: CANCELLED Endangered Person Advisory:

The Pleasant Hill Police Department has CANCELLED an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at Walker Road at Richland Parkway, Pleasant Hill, MO at 1:30 PM on 09/16/2018.

Missing WAS:
Travis J. Jacobs a white, male, age 45 Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:

Subject has been located and is conscious and alert. Subject was transported by Life Flight to a local hospital.

Circuit Court of Bates County Court News 9/17/18

St v. Mark Jordan Bartlett, probation violation, Defe. To go do post conviction 120.

St v. Curtis W Hocker, I: Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamine; II: Misd. poss of drug paraphernalia, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on 5 yrs supervised probation on Ct I; $100 fine on Ct II and court costs, to serve 10 days shock time in Bates Co Jail.

St v. Jerry L McLay, I: Felony DWI, guilty plea, sentenced to 6 years with jurisdiction retained under 559 Intensive Treatment Center to report 10-22-18.

St v. Earl E Ratliff, Felony domestic assault, guilty plea, sentenced to 4 years in MDOC under 559.

St v. Earl E Ratliff, Felony domestic assault, guilty plea, sentenced to 7 years in MDOC under 559, sentences to be served concurrently with each other and the other case.

St v. Beverly S Williams, Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamines; II: Misd. poss of drug paraphernalia, guilty plea, Ct I: given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, Ct II: sentenced to 2 days in Bates Co Jail with credit for time served, pay court costs.

St v. Jesus Armando Arredondo, Felony domestic assault, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC.

St v. Jesus Armando Arredondo, I: Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamine; II: Misd. poss of drug paraphernalia; sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, sentence to concur with each other and federal sentence.

St v. Lane C Baker, Felony delivery of controlled substance, marijuana, more than 35 grams, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on 5 years supervised probation, to serve 14 days in Bates County Jail, pay court costs.

St v. Carissa Y McClain, probation revoked, given SIS, revoked, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on 5 yrs supervised probation, pay court costs.

St v. Earl E Ratliff, guilty plea to Ct I: Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamine; Ct II: Misd. poss of drug paraphernalia, sentenced to MDOC for 7 years under 559.

St v. Earl E Ratliff, guilty plea to Ct I: Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamine, Ct II: Misd. poss of drug paraphernalia, again, sentenced to MDOC for 7 years under 559 also.

St v. Codey R Henderson, probation revoked, previous sentence of 4 years in MDOC ordered executed.

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