Monday, May 13, 2013

Cass County brothers charged with kidnapping two teens


Eric & Shawn Morgan
In a case allegedly triggered by a theft of beer and moonshine, two Cass County brothers were charged Monday with kidnapping two teenagers. Eric A. Morgan, 32, faces two counts of kidnapping and one count each of armed criminal action and assault.Shawn D. Morgan, 36, is charged with two counts of kidnapping and armed criminal action.

 According to court documents, the victims, both male, told authorities that the two Morgan brothers held them against their will for three hours late Friday in an outbuilding at a residence in rural Archie, Mo. The victims said they had gone to the property to borrow a tool to repair a pickup.

Once there, the defendents accused the two of breaking in and stealing liquor from them. One victim said he was held in a headlock and a gun was put to his side. Both victims said Eric Morgan fired a handgun toward one of them.


Courtesy of Donald Bradley, dbradley@kcstar.com

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/13/4233613/cass-county-brothers-charged-with.html#storylink=cp
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Law Enforcement Buckling Down on Those Not Buckling Up Click It or Ticket Day and Night‏

Law Enforcement Buckling Down on Those Not Buckling Up
Click It or Ticket Day and Night
 
JEFFERSON CITY - As summer heats up, so does safety belt enforcement. Law enforcement officers are cracking down on unbelted drivers May 20-June 2 for an aggressive national "Click It or Ticket" campaign. 
Even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri's seat belt use remains relatively unchanged at 79 percent, and consistently below the national average of 86 percent.
Through this campaign the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety will remind Missourians to buckle up, day and night, through state and national advertisements. 
"Fifty-three percent of Missouri fatalities since the first of the year have been unbuckled vehicle occupants," said Colonel Ron Replogle, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. "Seat belts clearly save lives. But unfortunately, too many folks still need a tough reminder, so we will be out enforcing a zero tolerance on those not buckling up."

In 2012, 394 people killed in traffic crashes were not wearing a safety belt. 

Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to reduce injuries and fatalities in a crash because it provides protection from being ejected and keeps motorists from smashing into windshields, dashboards and other passengers. When worn correctly, seat belts can reduce the risk of death for front seat occupants of passenger cars by 45 percent.

"You are gambling with your life each time you drive without a safety belt," said Leanna Depue, chair of the executive committee of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. "Wearing a safety belt can save your life."

For more information about Click It or Ticket, visit http://www.savemolives.com/, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at Save MO Lives. Arrive Alive

Hume Man Arrested

A rural Hume man faces a charge alleging the unlawful possession of a firearm in Vernon County. Sheriff Jason Mosher says Brent D. Morrison, who was born in 1974, was arrested last week and remains in custody at the Vernon County jail in Nevada on a $250,000.00 bond, cash or surety and a $900.00, cash only, bond on a Bates County charge.

KERN CENTER FISH FRY SUNDAY MAY 19TH

The Kern Senior Center in Rich Hill will host a fund raising Fish Fry Sunday May 19th prior to the Rich Hill Graduation. Everyone is invited to join them for lunch from 11:30 until all the food is gone. A good will donation will get you fried fish with all the fixin’s…. The Kern Senior Center is located at 613 East Park Street  in Rich Hill. All graduates and their families are welcome to attend.

RODEO QUEEN AND PRINCESS CANDIATES WANTED!

The Butler Saddle Club Rodeo is looking for Rodeo Queen and Princess Candidates for the 2013 June Rodeo. The Queen candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 21… they will be judged on Ticket Sales, Horsemanship, Personality and Appearance. The Princess Candidates must be between the ages of 9 and 14. These candidates will be judged  on ticket sales, personality and appearance. If you  are interested contact Valerie Craft 660-200-6455  by Friday May 17th. The Butler Saddle Club Rodeo will be June 14th, 15th and 16th.



Courtesy of FM.92

BUTLER FOOD PANTRY THRIFT STORE SALE


Sales this week at the Food Pantry Thrift Store in Butler.
Wed and Thurs(15th and 16th) all dishes and nic- nacs are 25% off
 Fri. and Sat. (17th and 18th) all furniture will be 25% off.The Pantry Thrift Store is located at -901 S. Outer Road.

Adrian Clinic closed tomorrow

The Bates County Memorial Hospital Adrian Family Care Clinic will be closed Tuesday, May 14th . The clinic will reopen Wednesday, May 15th.

Obituary - Melvin Jane Hogan

Melvin Jane Hogan, 88, Spring Hill, Kansas, formerly of Adrian, Missouri, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Blackhawk Assisted Living Home Spring Hill, Kansas. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Adrian with visitation from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice.

Update on gas Leak on Deleware street

The gas leak that was on Deleware street in Butler has now been repaired and everything is ok. All units are returning.

Accident South of Passaic on Southbound I-49


Bates County Sheriffs Department along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Bates County EMS are responding to a one vehicle accident. The accident is said to be in the southbound lanes of I-49 just south of the Passaic exit. It has been reported that a RV has overturned in the median. Bates County Live will update you as information becomes available.

Bates County Sheriff's Armor Car


On May 1st, 2013, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office took possession of a 1982 Armor car known as the Peace Keeper. Peacekeeperis a four-wheeled, lightly armored vehicle.   In 1982 the original cost of the Peacekeeper was $170,000 with its primary use by Law Enforcement agencies in urban environment. The vehicle can carry eight personnel including the driver. 
This Peacekeeper was obtained through the Federal Surplus Property Program and the Missouri Surplus Property Program. On this program the Sheriff’s Office can request equipment that the Federal or State Programs no longer needs. The Sheriff’s Office has been on a list for an Armored Personnel Carrier for almost 2 years now. We have received other equipment from the Federal program to include a Humvee and a trailer mounted generator. We have also received equipment from the State Program to include emergency lighting, command center and vehicles used for administrative purposes like the Victim Advocate Program or jail transport. 
The Peacekeeper was surplus from the Bureau of Prisons in South Carolina. The vehicle was Free of Charge except for the expense of approximately $1,000 in transportation cost. The vehicle is currently not ready for service as we have several upgrades that will be performed to the vehicle to fit our community needs.
Since I have taken office there have been approximately 20 barricaded or armed standoffs in Bates County. Several incidents have required the response of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s armored vehicle known as the BearCat. In early 2009, while serving a search warrant north of Adrian, a subject shot at Deputies with one round striking a Highway Patrolman. The Patrolman at the time was the only one with proper gear to withstand a riffle round. 
Since then the Sheriff’s Office has upgraded all body armor. Deputies have received special training by Strategos International* and have formed a Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team. The Team consists of two divisions; first a rapid response team that consists of 10 tactically trained Deputies and 1 tactical Paramedic. The response team carries the duties that range from emergency extractions of injured civilians to serving high risk search warrants. In 2012 a second part of the team was added, the Crisis Negotiation team.  The Crisis Negotiation team consists of 4 team members that have received Nationally recognized training in Crisis and Hostage Negotiations. This part of the team is tasked with bringing a situation under control as peaceful as possible. 
The addition of the much needed vehicle will allow these men and women to perform their jobs while being able to serve the citizens of Bates County. This vehicle will allow us to rescue innocent people from the evil that we are facing in the world today. This vehicle will also allow us to safely move downed officers or civilians in active shootings situations or just safely move people out of a neighborhood. 
We believe that this vehicle will be in service within the next two months at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Purchasing an armor vehicle to meet the needs of law enforcement is currently costing approximately $250,000.   Currently the closest armored vehicle to Bates County is out of Kansas City with a past response time of 2 to 4 hours if available. 
Sheriff Anderson says, “it’s better to have the vehicle and not need it, then to need it and not have it,”.  

Gas Leak shuts down streets in Butler

Gas Leak on Delaware Streets between Oak Street and Nusery Streets. Butler Fire along with Liberties Utilites and City Crew on Location to fix the problem. Bates County Live will provide more info as soon as possible.

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report May 6, 2012 to May 12, 2013


05-06-2013
 SUICIDAL THREATS-BUTLER Bates County Deputies responded to a report of suicidal threats at Rt 3 Butler, MO.
AMBULANCE REQUEST-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-ADRIAN
TRAFFIC HAZARD-ROCKVILLE
FOLLOW UP-RICH HILL
DISTURBANCE-ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP-BUTLER Deputies performed a traffic stop at highway 52 and O highway.
INJURED ANIMAL-RICH HILL
ALARM-BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST-PASSAIC
 
05-07-2013
AMBULANCE REQUEST-RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-HUME
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP-ADRIAN Bates County Deputies conducted a traffic stop and arrested David Gillis on a warrant out of Butler.                        
CIVIL SITUATION-BUTLER Deputies received a call about a civil situation in rural Butler.
ASSAULT-ADRIAN Bates County Deputies took a walk in report in regards to assisting with placing a subject in a mental health facility.
ANIMAL AT LARGE-RICH HILL
ANIMAL AT LARGE-DREXEL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-RICH HILL
MVA-BUTLER
TRAFFIC HAZARD-PASSAIC
 
05-08-2013
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-HUME
CHECK WELL BEING-DREXEL
GAS LEAK-RICH HILL
CIVIL SITUATION-ARCHIE
THREATS-RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-BUTLER
FIRE-BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
 
05-09-2013
FAIL TO YIELD-RICH HILL Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in rural Rich Hill, MO.
CONTROLLED BURN-AMORET
FIRE-HUME
VANDALISM-AMORET Bates County Deputies made a traffic stop in the Rich Hill area
FRAUD-RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST-BUTLER
RUNAWAY-BALLARD Bates County Deputies responded to the Ballard School in regards to a runaway juvenile. The juvenile was located approximately 2 miles away and then transported to the Juvenile Office in Butler.
ODOR INVESTIGATION-AMORET Deputies took a report of a foul odor and possible animal dumping in the Rt 1 Amoret area.
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-AMORET
STRANDED MOTORIST-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-ADRIAN
TRAFFIC HAZARD-ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING-ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-BALLARD
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST-RICH HILL
 
05-10-2013
DISTURBANCE-RICH HILL Deputies responded to Rich Hill for disturbance that occurred earlier, that resulted in property damage.
AMBULANCE REQUEST-ARCHIE
ANIMAL AT LARGE-BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST-RICH HILL
THEFT-FOSTER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-RICH HILL
THEFT-RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING-ADRIAN Deputies responded to a disturbance in progress at Rural route 2 Adrian.
C&I-RICH HILL
 
05-11-2013
ABANDON VEHICLE-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-AMSTERDAM
SUICIDAL THREATS-ROCKVILLE Bates County Deputies received a report of a suicidal subject. One subject was taken into custody for a 96 hour evaluation.
DISTURBANCE-RICH HILL
MVA-BUTLER
CONTROLLED BURN-RICH HILL
ANIMAL AT LARGE-FOSTER
STRANDED MOTORIST-BUTLER
DISTURBANCE-BUTLER
C&I-BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
DFS ASSIST-BUTLER
OPEN DOOR-RICH HILL
 
05-12-2013
TRAFFIC HAZARD-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
STRANDED MOTORIST-PASSAIC
C&I-RICH HILL
ANIMAL AT LARGE-RICH HILL
CIVIL STANDBY-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-RICH HILL
C&I-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-RICH HILL
STRANDED MOTORIST-PASSAIC
TRAFFIC HAZARD-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
 
 
 
 
 
Rich Hill Police Department Activity Report
May 6, 2012 to May 12, 2013
05-06-2013
 INJURED ANIMAL
 
05-07-2013
ANIMAL AT LARGE
SPEAK TO OFFICER
05-08-2013
 
05-09-2013
FAIL TO YIELD
 
05-10-2013
THEFT
C&I
SPEAK TO OFFICER
 
05-11-2013
DISTURBANCE
OPEN DOOR
 
05-12-2013
AGENCY ASSIST
STRANDED MOTORIST

THEFT IN OUR AREA


On May 9, 2013, at approximately 1441 hours, Cass County Deputies were dispatched to NeCo Seed Farms located at 28700 South State Route T in rural Garden City, MO for a reported vehicle theft that had occurred sometime between 1700 hours on April 1st and 1400 hours on the 9th. Taken was a red 1997 International 4700 straight truck with a black 20 foot flatbed, VIN: 1HTSCAAM8VH435285, and Missouri license:42B-7GB. The truck is further described as a single cab with a dent in the driver’s door, a single rear axle and white wheels. The truck will also have modern flame design on the hood that is gold flake paint with a blue outline.
 
Another theft report from the Drexel area…….The Drexel, Missouri Police Department is currently investigating the theft of a red, 1997 Ford 80F tandem axle truck with a Scramm 660 drill rig on the back and extending over the cab. The truck at the time of the theft had an Oklahoma license plate of 113630 and a VIN of 1FDZY82E7VVA16869 and is valued at $250,000.00.  The theft occurred between Monday, April 8th and Friday April 26th from 700 N. Holmes, Drexel, Missouri. The owner of the rig is Canary Resources and the name “WELL REFINED DRILLING” “Thayer, Kansas” is printed on both doors of the cab.
 
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SEEN THIS TRUCK, EITHER AROUND THE DREXEL AREA OR BEYOND, PLEASE CONTACT THE DREXEL POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 816-619-4444 OR 816-380-5200 IN REFERENCE TO CASE #13-04-018.


Courtesy Fm.92

Obituary - Dale N. Paluch


Cremation Memorial Services for Dale N. Paluch will be 12 noon, Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri. There is no visitation. Contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Wayside Waifs.

Dale Norbert Paluch, age 74 of Kingsville, Missouri, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. He was born December 13, 1938 to Harry and Stella Szewczyk Paluch in Krakow, Wisconsin.

Dale is survived by his wife Phyllis Paluch of Kingsville, Missouri; a son Robert Paluch of Abrams, Wisconsin; a daughter, Tina Sheets and husband Clyde of Grain Valley, Missouri; two brothers, Gene Paluch and wife Sandy of Green Bay, Wisconsin and Wayne Paluch and wife Judy of DePere, Wisconsin; a sister Kathy Gorzelanczyk and husband Doug of Hobart, Wisconsin; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Rick Paluch in 2011; a brother Jerry Paluch; and a granddaughter Lindsey Paluch.

Suicidal Subject on B Highway

Marcus Balthrope

On 5/11/13, Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a call in regards to a suicidal subject on B Highway.  Subject stated he was going to crash his car into a tree.  Deputies responded to the area when they received information that the subject was possibly on P Highway.  Deputies responded to the area and located a car driving down a gravel road and attempted to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle took off and traveled down the gravel road at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle continued at high rates of speed and traveled into St. Clair County.  The vehicle then crashed into a large fence post and came to rest in the middle of the road.  Deputies then took the driver into custody.  The driver was identified as Marcus Balthrope,9/18/81, of rural Appleton City. 

Balthrope was transported by Ambulance to the Appleton City Hospital for treatment.  Balthrope was then released and transported to the Bates County Jail.  Balthrope was charged with Fleeing to Elude with a bond of $5,000 Cash or Surety.

If you have any information about this case or any other, please contact the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232The Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force is a Nine (9) County Task Force serving the Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri area. The Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force is a Nine (9) County Task Force serving the Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri area.

Update on Police Chase in Southern Bates County

Jonathon S. Howard

On 5/9/2013 Deputies were dispatched to Rich Hill to assist the Rich Hill Police Department in a vehicle pursuit.  The pursuit by Rich Hill PD was terminated.  A few minutes later the vehicle was seen by a Bates County Deputy and he attempted to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle again took off from the Deputy.  The pursuit took the Deputy West of Rich Hill and lasted approximately 45 minutes.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in the pursuit and was able to spike the vehicle on V Highway.  The vehicle then turned into a private driveway where it crashed into the wooded area behind a residence. 

The driver identified as Jonathon S. Howard, 2/24/87, ran into the woods sparking a multi- agency search of the area.   After approximately two hours of searching the search was called off.  On 5/10/13, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office reported that the subject may have been at a house on the north end of their county.  Deputies from Bates and Vernon County Sheriff’s Offices converged on the residence of Brent Morrison, a known associate of Howard.  Howard was taken into custody at the residence.  A search of the residence revealed possible stolen items and weapons.  Morrison was then a located at a secondary location and arrested by Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for outstanding warrants and possible new charges. 

Howard was transported to the Bates County Jail where he was charged with Resisting Arrest by Fleeing with bond set at $7500.00 Cash or Surety.  It was later determined that Howard had recently been released from the Missouri Department of Corrections.  

Update on Ballard Standoff



On 5/3/13 the Bates County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence in Ballard Mo.  On arrival the Deputies made contact with a female victim that had apparent injuries.  The female advised the deputy that the male had barricaded himself in the house and was threatening to hurt anyone who entered.  The subject had been drinking and taking medication.  

The Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team was called to the scene.  The Response Team consists of tactical officers and a crisis negotiation team.  A perimeter was established and communication with the subject was attempted.  After several hours of attempting to make contact, fears were elevated that maybe the subject was unconscious from the mix of pills and alcohol.  Entry was made into the residence where tactical officers found the subject crouched into the corner holding two knives.  Officers were able to disarm the subject and subdue him without further incident.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The subject was identified as Fred Lunde, 2/15/66, of Ballard.  Lunde was transported to the Hospital for evaluation and then taken to the Bates County Jail.  Lunde was charged with Domestic Assault with injury and Resist Arrest.  Bond was set at $15,000 Cash or Surety.

Obituary - Loueva Ullery

Loueva Ullery 91, Peculiar, Missouri, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, Missouri, where she had resided for several years. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Peculiar in Peculiar, Missouri. Burial will be in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Contributions may be made to the church in Loueva’s memory.

Hit and run in Butler

Butler Police is on scene of a reported hit and run this is on North Main Street just North of Sandy's Herb Shop. A black Toyota Corolla was hit and the subject(s) that hit them fled the scene. The suspect vehicle is a White PT Cruiser rear passenger side damage and it is loaded with lots of things inside of it. If you see this vehicle please contact Butler Police at 660-679-6131. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

From the Bates County Sheriff's Office


Marijuana may be America's biggest cash crop! Marijuana is often grown inside buildings to make it harder for authorities to spot. Increasingly it is being grown in ordinary looking neighborhood homes called "grow houses". It is estimated that value of all marijuana grown in the United States is over $40 billion per year. If you suspect that there is a grow house in your neighborhood, please contact a Detective at 660-679-3232.

Butler Junior High Sandpit Volleyball Camp

The BHS Volleyball Team is sponsoring a Summer Sandpit Clinic for Girls who will be in the 6-8 grades for the 2013-2014 school year. The camp will be held at a Treasure Lake Private Resort in Branson MO. Included in the price of the camp will be lodging, meals, and amenities of the resort including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, miniature golf, and game rooms. We will also give each camper a FREE Pass to the Community DDP Yoga Classes. Cost of the Camp is $375 and are take the first 20 girls. We will attach a form to the next post. Fill out and return to Coach Lynelle Smith at the Butler High School. Campers are responsible for transportation.


Junior High Girls Sandpit Volleyball Camp Form. To Be Held at Treasure Lake Resort in Branson Missouri. We are only accepting 20 girls so please return forms to Lynelle Smith at the Butler High School.

Accident at Walmart


Butler Police is on scene of a minor traffic accident in the Walmart Parking lot. There is no injuries and unsure if it is blocking traffic. Please beware of this if you are heading to Walmart

Ballard School

Next Wednesday, May 22, will be the last day of school. There will be a Talent Show from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Elementary lunch will be at 11:00 and the Elementary Awards Assembly will be at 11:25. Parents are welcome to attend the Talent Show and the Elementary Awards Assembly.

Bedbugs Among Us: What Do They Look Like? How Do I Avoid Them? Find out May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nevada Community Center

Traveling this summer? Want to know how to check your motel room before you settle in? Or do you like to hit the yard sales and flea markets? Learn how to spot a bedbug problem before you bring it home. Come to a meeting Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nevada Community Center, 200 N. Ash, Nevada, MO. The program will be taught by Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist, MS in Entomology. Cost for the program is $10. Let us know one week prior if you need any special accommodations. Please make reservations by May 17 by calling 417-448-2560. For more information, contact your local University of Missouri Extension Center.


Courtesy of Fm. 92.1

BHS State track Qualifiers‏


On Saturday the Butler Bears Track team traveled to Holden for the Class 2 Sectional track meet. It was a beautiful day despite the wind and all of the athletes represented their school district well. To qualify for the state track meet an athlete must place in the top 4 in their event.
 
Here are the girls who qualified for the state track meet on Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City, Missouri.
 
100 M Dash: Kayla Morris- 3rd place
100 M Hurdles: Kiersten Morris- 4th place
200 M Dash: Kayla Morris*** breaking the school record with a time of 26.5!!!*** 3rd place
300 M Hurdles: Kiersten Morris-3rd place
 
Abby Loveall also competed in the sectional track meet and placed 6th in the 100 M Dash.
Kayla Morris also competed in the sectional track meet in Long Jump and placed 6th.
The 4x400 M Relay also competed in the sectional track meet and placed 6th. Makenna Hannah, Abby Loveall, Amy Miller, Tenaya Williams.
 
 
If you see these students wish them luck for the weekend!!!!
 

Vidalia Onions Still on Sale


Vidalia Onions still for sale ( May 13th ) 
Shriner's will be on location 
untill all Onions are gone 
Wal-Mart Butler 
McBee's Amsterdam 
Kreisler Drug Appleton city 
Adrian Commuter Parking Lot

Bates County Museum


Dr. Joan Stack

Print of George Caleb Bingham’s first painting of “Order No. 11.”  There are subtle differences between this copy and the second painting which is the most commonly reproduced. The Bates County Museum is fortunate to own this rare print of the first painting and is anxious to learn more about it when Dr. Joan Stack examines the print during her program at the Museum on Saturday, May 18th, 10am in Robertson Hall.
The Bates County Museum is pleased to invite the public to attend a program presentation by Dr. Joan Stack, Curator of Art Collections for the State Historical Society of Missouri, on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 am in Robertson Hall at the Museum. This free program is sponsored by the Museum and the Missouri Humanities Council.
 
Dr. Stack is an expert on the art of George Caleb Bingham and her presentation will focus on the political statements made by Bingham through his work. She authored the introduction for a book titled, “But I Forget that I am a Painter and not a Politician”: The Letters of George Caleb Bingham, which was published in the spring of 2011. Using a PowerPoint presentation, Dr. Stack will reveal insights into Bingham’s work that the casual observer often misses when viewing his paintings.
 
The Bates County Museum has an unusual print of “Order No. 11,” on display and Dr. Stack will examine this copy to help identify the origin of the print. Mr. Bingham painted two copies of the famous, “Order No. 11,” and the second painting is the one that is commonly reproduced. Our Museum has a print of the first painting and Dr. Stack has indicated she’s never seen one like it. Everyone is anxious to learn more about this rather unique print that is part of the permanent Civil War exhibit at the Museum. This is a real history mystery!
 
Joining us in the audience on May 18th will be members of the Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri (Independence) who are traveling by bus to Bates County to attend this program, tour the Museum, visit the Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site and end their day with a stop at the West Point Cemetery. The Museum is much honored to have so many out of town guests visiting on May 18th and it promises to be a truly memorable day.
 
Plan to join the Bates County Museum  in welcoming Dr. Stack and the Civil War Round Table group to Bates County on May 18th and  learn about one of Missouri’s most beloved painters and discover new details about one of Bates County’s very own history mysteries. For details please call the Museum at 660-679-0134.

Head out to Ozark Shores Rentals

What a GORGEOUS spring day! Come on in to Ozark Shores Home Furnishings for FANTASTIC savings on a new living room set! New inventory has arrived in the store! Ask Sara about our pre- season specials on air conditioners, but HURRY the sale ends Friday!

HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE Monday, May 13, 2013


Charges filed on former Corrections Officer
 
According to Sheriff J. Kent Oberkrom former Corrections Officer Devin C. Williams has been charged in Henry County and Audrain County, Missouri concerning allegations that he paid “hush money” to former female inmates in an attempt to cover up an alleged incident that he fondled a female prisoner during a March 2012 transport to the women’s prison in Vandalia, Missouri.
 
Williams, who resigned his position in June of 2012 on an un-related incident, was later questioned concerning the allegations in which he is currently charged. Those allegations were reported to a different transport officer in August 2012 by the female inmate when she was being returned to Henry County for a different court case. Williams had worked at the Detention Center for about four months.
 
When that information was reported, Jail Administrator Jason Shackles and Detective Mike Nelson began an investigation into the matter which has lead to the charges against Williams. Williams is scheduled for a court appearance on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Henry County Associate Court.