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Friday, May 31, 2013

UPDATE: Missing Fisherman on Stockton Lake

Missouri Water Patrol officers resumed the search for a missing fisherman on Stockton Lake this morning. Water Patrol officers say the man put his boat in about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Greenfield Access for a day of fishing and has not been seen since. His wife reported him as missing about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when he did not return home. The boat was found and Water Patrol officers have used sonar and dragging equipment in an effort to find the body of the presumed drowning victim.

Storm Pictures/Flood Pictures From Bates County Today 5/31/2013



















Obituary - Raylee Marie Harris

Raylee Marie Harris, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Friday, May 31, 2013 at her home. Celebration of Life service 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville with visitation from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Cremation).

Ft. Scott Street from Orange to Prospect Closing due to High Water under the Bridge


Butler Police just advised MoDot to shut down Ft. Scott Street from Orange Street to Prospect Streets here in Butler. The water is over the road under the railroad bridge just west of the stoplight in Butler. Please find a different route.

New Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bates County


National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bates County until 6:15pm. A strong storm located 10 miles North of Hume moving North east at 40mph.. Possible Quarter size hail and 60mph wind. Please stay inside. Bates County Live will Update if and when  more information becomes available.

UPDATE: On Overturned Vehicle South of Butler


 Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff and Butler Fire Department is on scene of a roll over accident Northbound lanes of I-49 just North of 52 East Highway. Two people are injured and being transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital by ambulance . One lane of the Highway is blocked. Bates County Live will have the Official Police report from the Highway Patrol when it is released.

Overturned Vehicle

Missouri State Highway Patrol Bates County EMS is in route to a roll over accident on I-49 and 52 Highway East bound. Bates County Live is on the way and will update this story.

Accident on I-49

Bates County Sheriff along with Missouri State Highway Patrol is on scene of a accident on I-49 around the AA Highway North of Adrian. One vehicle is in the median. Bates County Live will update this story when more information becomes available.

Churches are Open in Adrian

All the churches in Adrian are open incase someone needs to go there in the event of a tornado. Haven't heard any word of Butler Churches being open. Bates County Live will update this Story when more information becomes available.

Tornado Warning Cancelled

The Tornado Warning for Northeastern Bates County has been cancelled by National Weather Service. Bates County Live will update any weather changes. Please use caution and be alert of the weather before you head out and about.

Tornado Warning For Bates County

National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning effective until 4:00pm for Northeast Bates County. This DOESN'T include Adrian and Butler Area. If you are in Northeast Bates County you need to take cover now. Also in the Urich area.

AMBER Alert (missing child) for Missouri

Luvell Dukes (8)

Vehicle:
  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala, Grey
    Missouri license plate #MG3Z8W
The 8 year old child was abducted by the 30 year old abductor. The abductor is in a Grey 2007 Chevrolet Impala with Missouri tag #MG3Z8W. Anyone seeing the child, abductor or vehicle or anyone having information should immediately dial 911 or call the Bel Nor Police Department at 314-381-2971.

If you have information, contact:

Bel Nor Police Department
Call: 314-381-2971

Missing child

Luvell Maurice Dukes

  • Age now: 8
  • Sex: Male
  • Skin: Black
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 3'6
  • Weight: 43lbs
  • Description: Orange polo type short sleeve shirt, blue jeans, white socks, blue boxer shorts, black/gray Nike tennis shoes, and black backpack.

Suspect

Von Thomas Harrell

  • Age now: 30
  • Sex: Male
  • Skin: Black
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 5'8
  • Weight: 155lbs
  • Description: Black v-neck t-shirt and blue jean shorts.

What is an AMBER alert?

An AMBER Alert is an rapid notification system to alert the public and solicit their assistance when a child has been abducted and is facing grave danger. The U.S. Department of Justice recommends the following criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert: 1) There is reasonable belief by law enforcement an abduction has occurred; 2) The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger; 3) The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death; 4) There is enough descriptive information about the victim and abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child. Source: missingkids.com

Butler Fire Department Responds to Brookside Apartments


This morning around 11:15pm The Butler Fire Department and Butler Police responded to a report of a smoke detector going off at The Brookside Apartments in the 400 block of South Delaware Street here in Butler. Apon arrival they notice what appeared to steam and not smoke. It was quickly determined not to be a fire. The steam was weather related with all the humidity in the air and the all clear was given.

Updated Obituary - Steven Dean Bishop

Steven Dean Bishop, 60, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. A memorial visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Steven was born November 9, 1952 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the son of Harold and Dorothy (Hopper) Bishop. He was a 1970 graduate of Cass-Midway High School. He was a lifelong Cass County area resident. Steven had worked for Mid-America Graphics in Harrisonville and for Schmidt & Klaus Florist in Kansas City, Missouri.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by one son, Christopher Bishop, Independence, Missouri; two brothers, Phillip Bishop, Sedalia, Missouri and Terry Bishop, Drexel, Missouri; two sisters, Debbie Hargis and her husband, Jeff, Cleveland, Missouri and Kim Steele, Belton, Missouri and three grandchildren.

Tornado Watch


A Tornado Watch has been issued for southeast Kansas into central Missouri until 10 PM. Cities in the watch include Pleasanton, Butler, Clinton, Sedalia and Boonville and points south. Thunderstorms are developing south of Highway 50 and these could produce large hail and tornadoes. Be alert in case a tornado warning is issued for your area and be prepared to take cover!

The Butler Aqua Bears Swim Team Fundraiser


The Butler Aqua Bears Swim Team is doing a fundraiser. You can get a large utility tote for $40 or $47 with lettering! There are no extra taxes or shipping charges!!! A portion of the proceeds will go back to the swim team. If you would be interested in helping us out and getting a great tote at the same time please email stacyl_davis99@yahoo.com





REMINDER: REBEKAH LODGE BREAKFAST

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The Rebekah Lodge of Adrian Missouri will be holding a Breakfast Dinner on June 1st, 2013 at the Masonic Hall located at 24 East 3rd Street in Adrian. The food will be Biscuits and Gravy $3.50... 1/2 order $2.75... Sides and Juice extra. Coffe and or Hot Tea with order. This will go from 7am until ??? and carry out is available.

Vernon County Sheriff Department Gets New Hummer


The Department of Defense has given a hummer to the Vernon County Sheriff's Office to be transformed into a S.W.A.T response vehicle!

Weather Update 12:25am

After a tranquil evening, thunderstorms are expected to rapidly develop along I-70 over eastern Kansas, and spread eastward across the Kansas City metro after midnight. Conditions appear favorable for storms to become severe (large hail and damaging winds), as well as a strong likelihood of training storms to produce torrential rainfall. Rainfall amounts of 1-3" are possible overnight which could lead to flash flooding. We are urging you to keep a weather radio and your cell phone handy

Huge 5 Family Garage Sale in Butler


714 Country Club Drive Butler. Friday and Saturday 8-? Huge 5 family garage sale. Tons of baby and maternity clothes, baby furniture, household, kids and women's clothes and shoes

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Missouri Water Patrol looking for Missing Fisherman on Stockton Lake


Missouri Water Patrol officers are looking for a missing fisherman on Stockton Lake. Water Patrol officers say the man put his boat in about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Greenfield Access for a day of fishing and has not been seen since. His wife reported him as missing about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when he did not return home. The boat was found and Water Patrol officers are using sonar and dragging equipment in an effort to find the body of the presumed drowning victim.

UPDATE: OSAGE VALLEY HAS ABOUT 150 PEOPLE STILL WITHOUT POWER

We have about 150 people still without power. Approximately 120 of those will be restored soon, as crews finish up the repairs near Butler. Crews are also working on an outage in southeastern Bates County. There is another chance of thunderstorms for tonight so be prepared and stay safe!

Four state park beaches temporarily closed for water quality issues‏

Four state park swimming beaches have been temporarily closed for water quality issues, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
 The state park beaches at Finger Lakes located in Columbia, Harry S Truman located in Warsaw and Wakonda located in La Grange are closed following results of water samples taken Tuesday that indicated bacteria levels higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming. Earlier this week, the state park beach at Thousand Hills located in Kirksville closed due to flooding. The beach remains closed due to flooding as well as high bacteria levels.
 The campground beach at Harry S Truman State Park remains open. Visitors to Harry S Truman State 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 four state park beaches indicate the bacteria levels are within the standard suitable for swimming, the beaches will reopen.
 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.

Butler Ladies Volleyball


Monday Morning June 3 High School Volleyball Girls Open Gym 8am. The Community DDPYoga Fitness Program will start with an 8pm workout at the Butler Elementary Old Gym. Look for the signs to come through the back gym door. This way we don't disturb the janitors doing their summer cleaning. See You Monday.

Thank You Osage Valley Electric

This pole survived but still the lines were pulled from the pole.
The truck didn't make it far past the gate. With a liitle help from the tractor, they made it back to the broken pole.
Now that the truck is where they need it, they can set the new pole.
Cutting up the tree to untangle it from the lines.
Removing the old broken pole and getting ready to set a new pole.

The photos are from Osage Valley Electrics Facebook Page. Bates County Live would like to thank all the men and women from Osage Valley Electric  for the job they do. When the weather is bad they are the first ones out to fix the problem. Much appreciated and keep up the good work.

Baseball Cancelled for Tonight

Butler Youth Baseball has been cancelled for tonight Thursday May 30,2013 due to the weather. Bates County Live will update all weather cancellations as they become available.


High Street Clinic to be closed on Fridays Now


Beginning June 7th the Bates County Memorial Hospital High Street Family Care Clinic will be closed on Fridays.  Only the medical clinic will be closed.  Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jerry Morris’s Clinic will be open on Fridays.

Tornado Watch for Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has put Bates County in a Tornado Watch unil 9:00pm this evening. Please be cautious and keep a eye to the sky. Bates County Live will update any new weather updates.

Osage Valley UPDATE

We are experiencing outages in several areas due to the storm. The line near Butler that was damaged last night has been damaged again about a half mile further down the road. We also have an outage at the Piper substation. Please call 800-889-6832 to report your outage.

Closing due to weather

The Butler Aquatic Center will be closed today , Thursday May 30th due to weather. They may possible reopen at 3pm depending on the weather





Old Time Gospel Music in Amsterdam

It’s old time gospel singing at the Amsterdam United Methodist Church on June 16th beginning at 5pm... Bring a song, poem, tale or just sing along, everyone is welcome... Refreshment will be provided... For more information contact Pastor Hank Roberts, 913-579-9438. Amsterdam United Methodist Church is located at 138 Benton St. in Amsterdam

Optimist Students of the month

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.


The Ballard student for May is Jayme Myrtle, senior daughter of Brian and Stacy Myrtle. Special Services teacher, Paula Hoard states “Jayme is a wonderful role model for the students that attend Ballard. She is willing to do anything that is asked of her. She has worked as a teacher’s aide this year and has provided a positive attitude toward the students, faculty, and staff. She is always willing to help others and works hard at everything she does.

Pictured: Adrian Optimist Member Bill Lunceford, Jayme Myrtle, and Superintendent John Siebeneck

Makalyn Gutshall is the Miami student. Makalyn, a junior, is the daughter of Ed and Cheryl Gutshall. She is very active in volleyball, basketball, track, choir, FFA, and NHS. Makalyn credits both her brother and her friends for inspiration and she plans to major in radiology and nuclear medicine in college. Keith Smith, English teacher states Makalyn is an excellent choice who quietly leads by example and does very good work in class and stays active out of class.

Pictured: Principal Dr Daniel Johnson, Makalyn Gutshall, and Adrian Optimist member Bill Lunceford

 The Adrian student is Michelle Newsome. Michelle, a senior, is the daughter of Ken Newsome and Julie Newsome. Her favorite activities in school are NHS and band. Outside of school, Michelle enjoys drawing and painting as well as trying out new recipes. Michelle states she could not have accomplished anything without the love and support of her family. For the next step in her education, she plans to attend Longview, then go on to UCM where Michelle hopes to earn a degree in psychology. Adrian staff says Michelle is a hard worker in school and cares much about her academics. She has shown herself to be a strong leader and will do well in her future.

Pictured: Adrian Optimist member Bill Lunceford, Michelle Newsome, and Principal Abe Lewis

From The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill

From NWS Pleasant Hill: The next two days will feature quite a bit of rain in the region. Rain will prevail this morning. Should the rain clear the area early enough in the day, we will have the potential for strong to perhaps severe thunderstorms to redevelop this afternoon and evening. The main hazards are large hail and damaging winds.

We may have a break in the rain overnight, with rain moving back into the area for Friday. It's possible that this activity may also be strong to severe. 1-4" inches of rainfall will be possible through Friday night, and this rain may lead to significant river flooding.





Courtesy of Bates County Missouri Office of Emergency Management

Haircut Special from Abby's Shear Madness


HAIRCUT SPECIAL!!! 

Thursday May 30th and Friday May 31st
Afternoon and Evening slots are open

$10 adult cuts and $7 kids cuts (12 and under)
Only valid with Katie Williams

At Abby's Shear Madness
Main St Adrian, Mo

Call or text for your appointment :)
660-424-9154

Black Bear Spotted in Lamar


A black bear was spotted late Tuesday night in Lamar. Police Chief Ron Hager says the bear stayed in backyards and a gully as it ambled on a Northerly track. Lamar police officers caught up with the bruin near Seventh and Jackson Streets as it ambled through the community without incident. The bear sighting was reported to Barton County Conservation Agent Scott Brown about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday but he says only one resident and two police officers spotted it and he could not fund any tracks anywhere. The sighting was the first in Brown's tenure as a Conservation Agent but bears have been spotted in Jasper and Lawrence Counties so it would not be that unusual.



Vernon County Drug Arrest

Vernon County Deputies arrested Linda Walters, age 40 of Nevada today for possession of a controlled substance. A warrant was issued on Walters for two counts of possession with a total bond of $20,000. Walters is being held in the Vernon County Jail.

Rainy Weather Update


The next two days will feature quite a bit of rain in the region. Rain will prevail this morning. Should the rain clear the area early enough in the day, we will have the potential for strong to perhaps severe thunderstorms to redevelop this afternoon and evening. The main hazards are large hail and damaging winds.

We may have a break in the rain overnight, with rain moving back into the area for Friday. It's possible that this activity may also be strong to severe. 1-4" inches of rainfall will be possible through Friday night, and this rain may lead to significant river flooding.

Check out the weekend forecast. Once the rain ends Friday night a beautiful weekend is in store for the region with temperatures around 70 degrees and light winds. Are you ready for a short break in the active weather?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

UPDATE: From Osage Valley Electric

The Crews are working on an outage affecting a feeder of the Butler substation and on an outage on the East Lynne substation. If you have a power outage Please report it to 800-889-6832. Bates County Live will update any new information when  it becomes available.

Downed Limbs all over Butler

Butler Public Works  Crews along with Butler Police is working hard to remove trees from roadways in town. The Police is blocking Broadway and Oak Streets in Butler due to downed trees .Please use caution if you have be out traveling this evening. Bates County Live will update with storm pictures tomorrow.

From Osage Valley Electric Cooperative


Osage Valley Electric Cooperative is experiencing a large amounts of power outages in the Butler Area. Crews are being sent out and they are on there way. Bates County Live will Updated when and if more information is available.






Update: Fire in Amsterdam

The fire that was behind the bank in Amsterdam was a false alarm and no fire was found. Amsterdam Fire has returned to quarters. No more information available.

Update: Tree fire at Oak Hill

After driving thru the Cemetery The Butler Fire Chief found the tree that was on fire but it had burned it's self out and it was leaning against a line. Osage Valley is being contacted right now. No more information is available.

Tree fire in Oak Hill Cemetery

Butler Fire is in route to a tree fire at Oak Hill Cemetery. There is a tree on fire and it is lening up against a powerline. Bates County Live will update this story when more information is available.

Fire in Amsterdam


Bates County Sheriffs Department along with Amsterdam Fire is in route to a reported fire north of the bank in Amsterdam it's uknown what is on fire at this time. Bates County Live will keep you updated when more information becomes available.

Weather Advisory from Bates County Sheriff


There is a Strong Thunderstorm moving through the area. Possible 50 MPH winds and Frequent dangerous lightning. Please use caution if you must be out in this storm.