Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Propane tank from Hospital moved today



If you remember Bates County Live did a story a few months back about a company buying the propane tanks behind The Bates County Memorial Hospital? The story was about them burning off propane out of the giant tanks in the back of the building. Well today those tanks was moved and transported to there new home. It was quite and sight and heavy load to move.

REMINDER: Bear Backers Go Kart Race and Car Show


Douty's Auto Service: Fathers Day Oil Change Special


Douty's Auto Service is having a Fathers Day Special  5qt Oil Change only $25 June 13-22 Which includes 5qt house brand oil (5-30 Val) & Filter Washer fluid topped off All fluids checked and topped off  & tires checked Happy Fathers Day To All The Dads.

NEWS RELEASE: Harry S Truman State Park’s public beach remains temporarily closed for water quality issues‏




The public swimming beach at Harry S Truman State Park remains temporarily closed for water quality issues, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The state park beach at Harry S Truman located in Warsaw remains closed following results of water samples taken Monday that indicated bacteria levels higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming.
The campground beach at Harry S Truman State Park remains open. Visitors to park may stop by the office or fee booth to obtain a pass free of charge to swim at the campground beach. Once tests from the public beach indicate the bacteria levels are within the standard suitable for swimming, the beach will reopen.
The swimming beach at Lake Wappapello located in Williamsville reopened today. The beach was previously closed due to flooding, however, the waters have rescinded and swimmers are once again invited to the beach. Thousand Hills located in Kirksville remains closed due to flooding.
The department collects water samples from all designated beaches in the state park system weekly during the recreational season to determine suitability for swimming. Beaches will be closed for high bacteria when a single E. coli sample exceeds 235 cfu/100ml or when the geometric mean – a 30-day rolling average – exceeds 126 cfu/100 ml. The sample test results indicate a snap shot of the water quality taken at the beaches at a specific time; however, a single sample does not provide an overall sense of the water quality in the lake where the beach is located.
The department will post the information about the beach status on the website at dnr.mo.gov as well asmostateparks.com. Visitors to Missouri State Parks are able to sign up to receive free electronic notices about the status of state park beaches while visiting the department’s beach status website.
Missouri's state parks and historic sites offer something to suit everyone's taste - outdoor adventure, great scenery and a bit of history. With Missouri's 87 state parks and historic sites, the possibilities are boundless. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites and swimming beaches, visit mostateparks.com.

Obituary - Randall "Randy" Lewis Walters

Randall “Randy” Lewis Walters, 61, Harrisonville, Missouri, formerly of the Kansas City, Missouri area, died June 10, 2013 at his home. No services are scheduled. (Cremation).

Randy was born June 9, 1952 in Great Bend, Kansas, the son of Lloyd Harold and Janice Armour (McDonald) Walters.

He is survived by one son, Dustin Walters, Belton, Missouri; one stepson, Shawn Kelley, Florida; one daughter, April Stark, Peculiar, Missouri; one stepdaughter, Allie Carlson, Kansas City, Missouri; 3 brothers, Lance Walters, Great Bend, Kansas, Greg Walters, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, John Hill, Overland Park, Kansas and 4 grandchildren, Hunter, Natalie, Carter, Devyn.

REMINDER: The Man Cave Swap Meet


Rich Hill Annual 4 on 4 Co-ed Volleyball


If you would like to enter a volleyball team for our annual co-ed 4 on 4 tourney in Rich Hill on July 5th please contact Luke Tourtillott at 660-679-0090 Tourney starts at 8 pm. You must be signed up by July 3rd.

Tips to Beat the Heat

As the weather heats up and feels more like Summer around the area, here are some heat safety tips and information on heat related illnesses.


Photo: As the weather heats up and feels more like Summer around the area, here are some heat safety tips and information on heat related illnesses.

Bates County Sheriff's Posse Ultimate Horsemen's Challenge


Katy Trail Ride to begin in Clinton




Katy Trail Ride Begins in Clinton 

There will be Over 350 bike riders will be arriving in Clinton on Sunday, June 16, to leave on the Katy Trail Ride beginning Monday morning, June 17. The Benson Center is headquarters for all riders and personnel accompanying them on the ride.

Sponsored by Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri State Parks, this is the 13th year for the 253 miles bike ride. Breakfast and Dinner each day is supplied by support staff. Trucks will transport the riders’ luggage and equipment along the way. Some riders choose to camp along the trail; others opt to be transported to hotels.
Registration for the ride opens on March 1 each year and this year it sold out in five days. The ride ends this year in St. Charles and alternates beginning and ending points each year.


The public is welcome to visit with riders at the Benson Center on Sunday afternoon or first thing Monday morning. The group will be heading out at approximately 9 a.m. from the Katy Trailhead located on 52 Hwy at the edge of Clinton. See more information 


athttp://www.mostateparks.com/2013-katy-trail-ride.
The Greater Area Clinton Chamber of Commerce/Tourism will be present at the Benson Center to greet the riders and families and welcome them to Clinton.

The Butler Youth Football Sign-ups



The Butler Youth Football is going to be tackle and flag football season and camp sign up June 17th & 18th 6-9pm. This will take place at the Butler Fairgrounds at the East baseball fields concession area. This is open to both boys and girls grades K-6 all school are welcome.

CCW Class in Vernon County



CCW Class!!!

The Sheriffs Office is sponsoring a CCW class this Saturday at the Vernon County Fair Grounds. The cost will be $75 and includes a book with all the laws and information taught in the class. Lunch will also be included. 9am - 5pm. For more information contact Dianna at the Vernon County Sheriffs Office. 417-283-4400. Those attending must register by this Friday at 4pm.

Grind House Mixed Martial Arts Summer Special

BUTLER SADDLE CLUB PARADE/WEAR PINK/DANCE

FOR THOSE OF YOU ATTENDING THE 61ST ANNUAL BUTLER SADDLE CLUB RAM RODEO SERIES THIS WEEK END.
THERE ARE SOME SPECIAL EVENTS ON THE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY. THE LINE UP FOR THE ANNUAL RODEO PARADE WILL BE AT THE BATES COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS AT 11 AM… THE PARADE WILL LEAVE FOR THE SQUARE AROUND 11:30 TO 11:45 TO HIT THE SQUARE AT APPROXIMATELY NOON.
THIS YEARS PARADE THEME IS “ FIGHT LIKE A COWGIRL” FOR THOSE YOU PREPARING A FLOAT FOR JUDGING. 1ST PLACE WILL BE AWARDED 75 DOLLARS, 2ND PLACE 50 DOLLARS AND 3RD PLACE 25 DOLLARS.
FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR “ PINK” TO THE SATURDAY NIGHT BUTLER SADDLE CLUB RODEO- MAX MOTORS WILL MATCH THE BUTLER SADDLE CLUB MEMBERS 50 CENT DONATION TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ASSOCIATION.
A DANCE WILL FOLLOW THE SATURDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE AS THE LIVE BAND “ DISTAN KIN” HITS THE STAGE FOR THE TRADITIONAL “ RODEO DANCE”.

THE BUTLER SADDLE CLUB RAM RODEO SERIES IS SPONSORED BY MAX MOTORS OF BUTLER.


Courtesy of FM. 92

Obituary - Kenneth Eldred

Kenneth Eldred, 86, of rural Windsor, Missouri, died Monday morning, June 10, 2013.

  

He was born September 3, 1926 in Mack’s Creek, Mo., the son of Lloyd Adolphis Eldred and Omah Eloise (Elliott) Eldred. On October 20, 1950, in Arkansas, he married Norma Jean Davis and she survives of the home.

  
Mr. Eldred graduated from Leeton High School at Leeton, Mo. He worked for a short time at Ferguson Chevrolet and then went to work at the Windsor International Shoe Factory where he worked in a variety of jobs, retiring after 40 years of service when the factory closed in 1985. He also had a sewing machine repair business and served the surrounding area fixing machines for many people for over 25 years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, feeding his humming birds, playing pool, going to the coffee shop daily, working on the family farm and walking the trails in the timber at the farm.  He loved his family and especially enjoyed his granddaughters. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor.
 
In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include 2 sons, Charles Eldred and his wife Christy, and Clifford Eldred and his wife Mickey, both of Windsor, Mo.; 2 granddaughters, Stephanie Trager and her husband Aaron, Hamilton, Mo.; and Alicia Jane Eldred, Windsor, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Forrest Eldred in May, 2011.
 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo., with Rev. Doug Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends 1 hour before the service from 9:30 to 10:30 at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in memory of Kenneth, to help with funeral expenses and contributions may be left at the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.

Garage Sale in Butler Starting Thursday


Garage sale at 10 W. Lee in Butler Thursday, June 13 and Friday the 14th starting at 8 am both days. We have women's clothes. (Jeans 16-18). Boys clothes (Newborn-10), Zumba WII game and Otterbox cases for Iphone 4 and 4S, Maternity clothes (Large and X-Large), Girls clothes up to 5T, shoes, books, toys and misc. all priced cheap.

Cows in the Roadway



Bates County Sheriff was advised of several cows out in the roadway 1 mile East of Butler on H Highway. Please use caution when traveling in this area. Bates County Live will update if and when more information becomes available.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Possible Black Bear Sighting in Bates County

Bates County Sheriff just recieved and are responding to a report of a apparent Black Bear sighting on East 52 Highway at County Road 7305 Just East of N Highway in the Double Branch area. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

Weather Update: How Fast Can the Sun Heat a Car?

This is one image we would PLEASE ask you to "share" and spread as far as you can make it go regardless of where you live. While today will reach the 90s, check out what can happen inside your vehicle with a temperature of only 80 degrees.

Please take precautions as we move into the Summer months and remember how deadly a closed up and hot car could become. The life of you, your child or your pet may depend on it.


Photo: This is one image we would PLEASE ask you to "share" and spread as far as you can make it go regardless of where you live. While today will reach the 90s, check out what can happen inside your vehicle with a temperature of only 80 degrees.

Please take precautions as we move into the Summer months and remember how deadly a closed up and hot car could become. The life of you, your child or your pet may depend on it.

June 22nd Butler Museum

Civil War Research Updates by Author Tom Rafiner
and Archaeologist Dr. Ann Raab

On Saturday, June 22nd at 10am, the Museum will present another program that is open and free to the public.  Civil War researcher and author, Tom Rafiner along with archaeologist, Dr. Ann Raab, will each discuss their most recent findings.  Tom Rafiner’s research is now solely focused on the families of Bates County who endured Order No. 11 in 1863.  Anyone with stories of their families here in Bates County during that time is encouraged to bring their information for Tom to add to his research.  Often, one small piece of information or family lore is enough to help a researcher ‘connect the dots’.

Tom Rafiner’s book, “Cinders and Silence,” is newly released and he plans to have copies available for purchase.  He also wrote, “Caught Between Three Fires,” which tells the story of Order No. 11 in Cass County.  Tom’s sole focus now is Bates County.  His research will be the most thorough compilation of data about the 1863 exodus that has ever been undertaken.  Bates County is indebted to Tom for this historic body of work.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with the author directly and to make certain that the stories of your ancestors are remembered and included.

Dr. Ann Raab’s archaeological research in Bates County has received national attention through magazines, publications and speaking engagements.  She has brought the stories of Order No. 11 to the attention of many in the field of academics and in the process of spending a great deal of time here, Ann has become a very special friend to the Museum.  We again welcome Ann and look forward to her descriptions of artifacts from the John Green Family dig site that are currently housed at the Bates County Museum, on loan from the University of Kansas.

The Museum will have all the Civil War and pre-Civil War record books in our collection on display.  Folks are encouraged to bring the names of your ancestors and let us see what information we may be able to find.  Among the books are:  1842 Chancery Records, 1854 Swampland Sales, 1857 Bates Co. Court, 1863 Tax Book, 1850 Census, 1860 listing of ‘men’ (ages 10 years and older!) eligible to serve in the military, etc. 


The program presentations will begin at 10:00 am and will be followed with a free will offering luncheon.  For further information call 660-679-0134.

Obituary - Mona Jean Jones



Mona Jean Jones, 83, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Benchmark Healthcare of Harrisonville. No services are scheduled. Inurnment will be held at Craighead Forest Cemetery in Jonesboro, Arkansas at a later date.

Mona was born August 12, 1929 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the daughter of Charles Epter and Irene Deide (Finley) Miller. She was an LPN and had worked in the OB ward at the South Haven Hospital in South Haven, Michigan for 15 years before retiring in 1995. She had lived in Michigan for over 60 years until moving to Harrisonville in 2003.

Mona was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and one son, Gary Jones in 2002. She is survived by three sisters, Ruby West, Gravois Mills, Missouri, Nettie Whitehead, Jonesboro, Arkansas and Loretta “Marty” Cartinhour, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

BUTLER SENIOR CENTER GRANDCHILDREN LUNCH



The Butler Senior Center at 611 W. Mill Street in Butler will be having a bring your grandchildren to lunch day Wednesday June 12 at 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Lunch will consist of Sloppy Joes and Tater Tots. For more information call 660-679-5830.

Photo Of Black Bear Seen by Walker Missouri




NEVADA, Mo. (AP) - The state Department of Conservation says a black bear has been seen wandering in rural west-central Missouri.

The agency says conservation agent Justin Fogle confirmed the sighting last week northeast of Nevada Vernon County.

While black bears are native to Missouri, they were almost eliminated from the state in the 1800s. The department says some bears returned to southern Missouri after a re-introduction in Arkansas that began in the 1950s.

The department says most of Missouri's 150 to 300 black bears are found in the Ozarks farther south and east than the Vernon County sighting.

Conservation agents also say that most bears pose little threat, and it's illegal to kill a black bear in Missouri except to protect a person or property.





Courtesy of NewsTalk 1310 KZRG Facebook Page.

Truck Fire On TT Highway



Butler Fire Department along with Bates County Sheriff responded to a vehicle fire a short time ago. This truck fire was on TT Highway about 1/2 mile from Business I-49. No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

MORE CHANGES FOR THE BUTLER SQUARE

With the renovation on the Butler Square, to include a walking sidewalk lining the border of the Bates County Court yard. What to Wear Women’s Clothing located on the west side of the Butler Square now is under construction.
The store has purchased the old Pharmacy building adjacent to the present store which will allow the store to double in size.
What To Wear Clothing Store, not only sells women’s clothing but will now stock a line of Vintage Furniture. What to Wear Clothing Store is owned and operated by Piper Duda/Bettels of Butler.


Courtesy of FM. 92

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR WATER DISTRICT #5


A boil water advisory has been issued for The Adrian area that is on Water District #5 from Tuesday, June 11th thru Sunday, June 16th for the entire east side of I-49 in Water District #5. This includes the area from the Cass County Line to County Road 8004 and east to the Henry County line. A boil water “advisory” means conditions are in your best interest to boil all drinking water.


Obituary - Wanda Sue Guffey

Wanda Sue Guffey, 61, Archie, Missouri, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at her home, after a three-year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Thursday, June 13 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Archie, Missouri, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. – noon. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri. Contributions may be made to the family, c/o the funeral home.

Wanda was born September 24, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Gerald and Irene (Smart) Cox. She married John Edgar Guffey on March 13, 1970. She worked for Peterson Manufacturing. She attended Assembly of God in Archie. Wanda loved to travel with her husband.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, one son, John Guffey and one brother, Donald Cox. She is survived by her husband, John, of the home; one son, Kevin Guffey, Archie, Missouri; two daughters, Christina Hawkins and husband, Danell and Angela Guffey, all of St. Joseph, Missouri; two brothers, John Cox and Bill Cox; one sister, Barbara Flickinger; 6 grandchildren, Sherry, Sarah, Danell “D. J.”, Tenisha, Jessica and Megan; 9 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

REMINDER: MANCOW MULLER HOST 1 HOUR RADIO SHOW ON FM-92

FM-92 will be participating in the Max Motors Reality Show…. We will participate in an episode this Friday afternoon and you get to join us.
Mancow Muller is a United States Radio and Television personality and is best known as the host of the Mancow Radio Experience, a Chicago-based radio show that is syndicated across the United States to fifty markets.
 Mancow will be in Butler Friday June 14th as he takes the microphone for a one hour radio show. Join us this Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 on FM-92! as Mancow rocks Bates County ! With on air interviews with our local Cowboy Church and the Butler Saddle Club Rodeo …. it’s all for fun and the airing of a reality show Friday June 14th at 4:30 !

Adrian Optimist Club - Fourth Of July Celebration - Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament


4-H Press Release: Fashion Revue‏


Photo attached:  Show in photo from left to right:  Ella Armentrout, Aubry Terry, Erin Armentrout, Katie Kostuke, Emma McIntire, and Shaylee Terry.

(BUTLER, MO – June 10, 2013)  - Sixteen young  ladies took to the runway in the annual Bates County 4-H Fashion Revue and show held on June 10, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Butler.  Set in an “On the Red Carpet” theme, the 4-H members modeled fashions ranging from aprons to formal wear.

According to Bates County 4-H Youth Specialist Alan J. Mundey, winners in the event will compete at the State Fashion Revue in Columbia in September.  In the junior division (ages 8-10) of Clothes You Make, Emma McIntire (Hudson Hustlers 4-H) received top honors.  Shaylee Terry (County Line 4-H) will represent Bates County at the state event in the Clothes You Make intermediate division (ages 11-13) and Erin Armentrout (County Line 4-H) takes the state stage in the senior division (ages 14 and older) of Clothes You Make.

State qualifiers in the Clothes You Buy category are intermediate division winner Shaylee Terry (County Line 4-H)  and senior division winner Katie Kostuke (All American 4-H).  Because Shaylee qualified in two categories and can only compete in one at the State Fashion Revue, the first alternate Ella Armentrout (County Line 4-H) will advance to state competition in the Clothes You Buy category. In the Clothes You Crochet category, Aubry Terry (County Line 4-H) will represent Bates County.

In the judging class competition, Emma McIntire placed first in the junior division; Aubry Terry was tops  in the intermediate division; and Jaclyn Crawford and Erin Armentrout tied for first in the senior division.
Other blue ribbon winners participating were Audra Cartwright, Jaclyn Crawford, Emily Kostuke, Abbigayle Muller, Katie Murrell, Victoria Newkirk, Alexis O’Farrell,  Brianne Popplewell, Brooklyn Popplewell and Megan Sutcliffe.

Thanks to volunteer 4-H leaders Shannon Crawford and Carla Armentrout for organizing the event.


Courtesy of Alan J Mundey

Adrian Optimist Club 4th Of July Celebration: 2nd Annual Backyard BBQ Contest


HUME FAIR ASSOCIATION IS SEEKING ROYALTY CANDIDATES



The Hume Fair Association is looking for Royalty Candidates for the 2013 Hume Fair and Rodeo. The 2013 Hume Fair and Rodeo is scheduled for July 30th through August 3rd. Princess and Prince Candidates must be between the ages of 5 and 11 years old. Queen Candidates must be between the ages of 12 and 18 years old. This is a chance for young men and women to earn money while supporting their community. Deadline to register is June 15. For those interested in being a Prince, Princess, or Queen Candidate for the 2013 Hume Fair and Rodeo call 660-643-7637 or 660-643-7127, or contact any fair board member.

BIRTHDAY DAY LUNCH

Willow Lane is sponsoring at Birthday Day Lunch at the Butler Senior Center on June 18 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. The Butler Senior Center is located at 611 W. Mill Street in Butler. The menu for the lunch will consist of Oven Fried Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Carrots, and Desert. At 12:30PM there will also be a Cake Walk to finish up the day.


Courtesy of Fm. 92.1

FATHER’S DAY COOKOUT

Father’s Day Cookout on Friday June 14 at the Butler Senior Center. The Butler Senior Center can be found at 611 W. Mill Street in Butler. The Father’s Day cookout will begin at 10:30AM by playing Horseshoes. Lunch will follow Horseshoes at 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Lunch will consist of Baby Back Ribs on the Grill, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, and Cobbler for desert. Following lunch at 12:30PM will be Painting and Decorating Bird Houses.


Courtesy of FM.92






John Brown Jamboree 2013


McCaskill on Senate Passage of Farm Bill: Will U.S. House Fail Rural America Again?





McCaskill on Senate Passage of Farm Bill: Will U.S. House Fail Rural America Again?

Senator votes to approve bipartisan measure to boost Missouri economy, provide certainty to farmers and ranchers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted with broad, bipartisan support for a renewed Farm Bill:

“Just as we did last year, the Senate has passed a Farm Bill that saves taxpayers money, reduces our deficit, and provides Missouri’s farmers and ranchers the certainty they need to plan for the future. It will once again head to the U.S. House, where they can either fail rural America by refusing to act—just as they did last year—or they can approve this crucial, bipartisan measure, and provide a needed boost to the cornerstone of Missouri’s economy.”



The Farm bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 66-27:
 
  • Will save $24 billion over 10 years, slightly more than the $23 billion in savings included in the 2012 Farm Bill
 
  • Ends the wasteful direct payments program, in which farmers received payments even when prices were high, often for crops they weren’t even growing
 
  • Contains dairy programs that will help Missouri dairy farmers access additional resources in the face of rising input costs
 
  • Retroactively renews livestock disaster assistance programs to cover fiscal years 2012 through 2018, which will provide critical support in response to last summer’s disastrous drought
 
Last year, McCaskill helped pass the bipartisan Farm Bill to support agriculture jobs, reauthorize essential disaster assistance programs, strengthen resources for family farms and ranches. In December, she joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging Congress to include the Farm Bill as part of the end-of-year package, in order to provide certainty for Missouri’s farmers and ranchers. Last year’s efforts failed after the U.S. House refused to act on the legislation.
 
McCaskill has also proposed legislation that would end wasteful Direct Payments—direct cash transfers of taxpayer dollars to farmers from the government that do not take into account current yields or prices.

Butler High School Board Meeting Summary

Board Summary
June Regular Meeting


The meeting of the Butler R-V School Board was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Old Business: None
New Business: The board approved the Consent Agenda along with the transfer of $300,000 from fund 1 to fund 4 and the amended 12-13 budget.
b. John Kelsh and Randy Smith from CTS presented their method of performance contracting.
c. Program Evaluations: Pam McCanles presented on behalf of the Technology Department. Bids were presented on a new phones system, wireless installation throughout the district, and 1:1 proposal for getting technology in the student’s hands.
Capital Projects: Dr. Alan Stauffacher presented to the board the Capital Project expenditures planned for the district including: sealing the high school lot, purchasing a new wrestling mat, technology, and several smaller projects.
d. The board reviewed the projected bond expenses and is looking for ways to ascertain costs for the science lab renovations, preschool, occupancy lighting, and completing the football field.
e. The board adopted the salary schedules for the 2013-14 school year which included a $900 increase to the certified base salary and a 2.9% increase to the classified staff’s salary schedule.
f. The board adopted the 2013-14 budget.
f. The board adopted the Network for Educator’s Effectiveness evaluation model.
Closed Session:
The board accepted the resignations of Thomi Herrell and Doug Lawrence.
The board hired Mike Baker as a high school special education teacher, boy’s assistant basketball coach, and junior high basketball coach.

The board hired Kayla Sommer, Angela Cook, and Lou Ann Davis as Para-professionals.

Butler City Police Activity Report 6/3 - 6/10

06/03/2013  
Possible break in 800 block of Wix’s Lane
Noise complaint 800 block of S High
Harassment call 400 block of N Main
Well being check 600 block of E Adams
Credit card theft N Orange

06/04/2013  
Leave without pay Conoco
Medical assist 300 block of E Pine
Alarm Taco Bell
Animal complaint 200 block of S Fulton

06/05/2013  
Trespassing call Main and Ft Scott
Warrant service Chestnut and Main
Warrant service on the Square
Warrant service Taco Bell
Keep the peace 300 block of N Fulton
Medical assist 600 block of Jefferson
Disturbance BCH ER

06/06/2013  
Walk in theft report
Recoverd stolen motorcycle
Theft from vehicle Mechanic and Nursery
Noise complaint Water and Dakota

06/07/2013  
Well being check 100 block of W Ohio
Leave without pay Casey’s on Ft Scott
Keep the Peace
Warrant sevice High and Nursery
Animal complaint Water and Pine area

06/08/2013  
Disturbance Taco Bell
Property Damage 200 block of W Atkinson
Break in Fran Apts
Alarm License Office
Noise complaint

06/09/2013  
Fire alarm Wal Mart
Noise complaint East Pine
Animal complaint 500 block of S High

06/10/2013  
Disturbance Sears
Break in 300 block of S Main
Stolen Bike
Well being check 600 block of N Delaware

Area Road and Bridge Work



MoDOT/Southwest Road Report for Tuesday, June 11
(Rain will postpone the scheduled work)

Barry County 
* Route W: One-lane traffic west of Route 39 north of Jenkins. Sealing pavement.

* Route AA: One-lane traffic in areas west of Route 112 south of Cassville. Sealing pavement.

Barton County
* I-49/30th Road Interchange Project South of Lamar: (Completion: December 2013)
       One-lane traffic on outer roads at times
       Crews and equipment close to traffic

Bates County        
* Route AA: One-lane traffic in areas between I-49 north of Adrain and Route 18 north of Merwin. Laying long patches.

* Route 52: ROAD CLOSED at Mulberry Creek east of Amoret. New bridge. Use alternate routes. (Completion: August 2013)

Benton County
* Route U: One-lane traffic in areas between Route 52 at Cole Camp and the Benton/Pettis county line near Mora. Resurfacing.

* Route AC: One-lane traffic west of Route 65 south of Lincoln. Laying long patches.

* Route 65: One southbound lane closed 'round the clock in areas between Route 52 near Cole Camp and Lincoln. Extending box culverts ahead of resurfacing.

* Route 7: One-lane traffic in areas between Route 65 in Warsaw and Route PP at Tightwad. Building shoulders ahead of resurfacing.  

Weather Update: High Heat Index Today

If you're ready for the heat and humidity, today is expected to feel much more like Summer! Those scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning? They will be short lived as they are on the edge of VERY warm air above the ground that's surging east. Check out today's temperature tracks which indicate readings will climb into the lower 90s in most locations. Heat index values will reach into the upper 90s!

If you're outside today, please take extra precautions. Wednesday's temperatures will be just as warm and maybe a touch more humid. Be safe!


Photo: If you're ready for the heat and humidity, today is expected to feel much more like Summer!  Those scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning? They will be short lived as they are on the edge of VERY warm air above the ground that's surging east.  Check out today's temperature tracks which indicate readings will climb into the lower 90s in most locations.  Heat index values will reach into the upper 90s!

If you're outside today, please take extra precautions.  Wednesday's temperatures will be just as warm and maybe a touch more humid.  Be safe!

Vernon County Jail Female Inmate Work Day

Photo: Today was the first female inmate work day. They washed off the transport and reserve patrol cars and cleaned out the Sally Port (garage) in the jail.

Yesterday June 10,2013 was the first female inmate work day. They washed off the transport and reserve patrol cars and cleaned out the Sally Port (garage) in the jail.

Help Wanted: Great Job Opening in Butler

Help wanted, Butler business has opening for computer technical support
>position. Broad knowledge of computers, Microsoft applications and
>excellent communication skills required. Weekend on-call rotation. Benefit package. Send resume to: Dept T PO Box 210 Butler Mo 64730

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weather Update: Summer Has Arrived

Photo: The first hot and humid days of the year will arrive Tuesday with temperatures climbing in the lower 90s and heat index values near 100!  While you may think you're prepared for the heat, we don't want this first real warmth of 2013 to catch you off guard.

If you're out and about tomorrow, please make sure to follow the safety tips included on the image.  As always, please make sure to check on those who may not have proper cooling methods, and that includes pets/livestock!  While this current spell of hot temperatures will only last a couple days, use it to make sure you're prepared for the longer stretches of warmer weather that always seem to return later in the summer!

The first hot and humid days of the year will arrive Tuesday with temperatures climbing in the lower 90s and heat index values near 100! While you may think you're prepared for the heat, we don't want this first real warmth of 2013 to catch you off guard.

If you're out and about tomorrow, please make sure to follow the safety tips included on the image. As always, please make sure to check on those who may not have proper cooling methods, and that includes pets/livestock! While this current spell of hot temperatures will only last a couple days, use it to make sure you're prepared for the longer stretches of warmer weather that always seem to return later in the summer!

Obituary - Robert Anthony Micklich

Robert Anthony Micklich II 58, of Nevada Missouri Passed away Sunday June 9, 2013 at Freeman Health Systems- West in Joplin Missouri. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Ferry Funeral Home of Nevada Missouri.

The services are scheduled for Wednesday June 12, 2013 at the funeral home. the family will recieve friends from 7-8 Tuesday June 11,2013.







Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report June 3, 2012 to June 09, 2013

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report
June 3, 2012 to June 09, 2013

06-03-2013
Suspicious Activity-Rich Hill
MVA-Johnstown
Alarm-Merwin
Traffic Stop-Adrian Deputies conducted a traffic stop in rural Adrian. Driver was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Adrian for fail to appear.
Check Well Being-Adrian
Ambulance Request-Butler
Agency Assist-Butler
 
06-04-2013
Disturbance-Rich Hill Deputies responded to a disturbance in Rt 3 Rich Hill.
Theft-Hume
Theft-Merwin Bates County Deputies took a report of a theft of a minnow trap in the RT 1 Amsterdam area.
Animal at Large-Rich Hill
Check Well Being Butler
Stranded Motorist-I49
Speak to Officer-Adrian
Theft-Montrose
Suspicious Activity-Rockville Deputies responded to a call of suspicious activity in Rockville.
 
06-05-2013
Trespassing-Butler Deputies arrested a female subject for violation of bond conditions.
Sexual Assault-Rockville
Wanted Subject-Butler Bates County Deputies arrested Cari Long on active Bates County Warrants.
Ambulance Request-Adrian
Wanted Subject-Butler Bates County Deputies arrested Brittany Davis on active Bates County Warrants.
Speak to Officer-Drexel
 
06-06-2013
Animal Neglect-Butler
Wanted Subject-Butler Deputies arrested Robert Fillpot on a P&P warrant from Kentucky
Theft-Butler
Overdose-Butler
Suspicious Activity-Butler
Animal Neglect-Butler Deputies took a report of a dog attacking another dog in the RT 4 Butler area.
Abandon Vehicle-Butler
Suspicious Activity-Passaic
Stranded Motorist-I49
Theft Rockville
Civil Stand By-Rich Hill
 
06-07-2013
Harassment-Rockville Deputies took a report reference to harrassment/threats from Rockville
Gun Shots Heard-Spruce Bates County Deputies responded to Spruce MO. in regards to shots being heard.
Agency Assist-Adrian
Stranded Motorist-Amoret
Civil Situation-Butler
Theft-Rich Hill
Disturbance-Rich Hill
Speak to Officer-Rich Hill
MVA-Hhwy
 
06-08-2013
Domestic-Adrian Deputies responded to a domestic in progress in the Rt. 1 Adrian area.
Speak to Officer-Rich Hill
Wanted Subject-Butler Deputies executed an arrest warrant on Randy W Mayfiled in Butler, MO.
Check Well Being-Rich Hill
MVA-I49
Animal at Large-Butler
MVA-Ehwy
Suspicious Activity-Passaic
 
06-09-2013
Agency Assist-I49
Abandon Vehicle-Rich Hill
Check Well Being-Butler
Agency Assist-Adrian
Property Damage- Rich Hill
Alarm-Merwin
Check Well Being-Adrian
Ambulance Request-Adrian

Rich Hill Police Department Activity Report
June 3, 2012 to June 09, 2013

06-03-2013
Suspicious Activity
 
06-04-2013
Animal at Large
 
06-05-2013
Suspicious Activity
 
06-06-2013
Drunk Driver
Speak to Officer
Civil Stand By
 
06-07-2013
Theft
Disturbance
Speak to Officer
Civil Situation
 
06-08-2013
Wanted Subject
Speak to Officer
Theft
Disturbance
Loud Music
Threats
 
06-09-2013
Property Damage
Speak to Officer
Speak to Officer