Saturday, June 29, 2013

Please Help Get A New Sign For Salem Cemetery



The sign at the Salem Cemetery in Foster Missouri has served its purpose for many years. It has, however, become worn and weathered and we would like to replace it with a large etched stone sign. This stone will be approx. 7 ft long and 4 feet wide. It will be etched with the words "Salem Cemetery Foster Mo" and set on two boulders. The cost of the sign is approx. $800 - $900. We need your help in raising the money to cover the cost of the sign. Someone has already volunteered his time, labor, and machinery to place the stone. All that is left is to raise the money to purchase the stone. As soon as the money is raised, the sign will be purchased and placed in the cemetery for all to enjoy. If you would like to donate Here is a link to the Fundrzr page we have made to collect donations: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/dWTA0

BUTLER SENIOR CENTER RAFFLE FOR 2007 MIATA



To support the Butler Senior Center raffle tickets will be sold at either $10 per ticket or $25 for three tickets. Those who buy raffle tickets will be entered to win a 2007 Red Mazda MX-5 Miata, which was donated by Max Motors. Tickets can be purchased at Max Motors, The Butler Senior Center, or contact a Butler Senior Center Board Member. For more information contact The Butler Senior Center at 660-679-5830. Also today If you're in Buler stop by Wal Mart and get a $10 raffle ticket to win a Mazda miata or get 3 tickets for $25!!!

Photos From Adrian 4th Of July Parade













Flight Vacation Bible School 2013

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TODAY?? THERE IS SEVERAL EVENTS GOING ON TODAY HERE IS A LIST OF THEM

Collison In The Cage 23:



Giving Fore Living Memorial Banquet For Darin Wainscott:

The first annual Giving fore Living Memorial Banquet will be held June 29th at the Butler Country Club. Contests, Games, and a Silent Auction will begin at 6 PM with the Banquet to follow. Tickets are $20.00 per person with children under 12 eating for free with a paid adult. To purchase banquet tickets call 660-200-5230 or 660-200-5118. All proceeds go towards the Midwest Transplant, Network, Local Charities, and the Darin Wainscott Memorial Scholarship Fund.




The Cave Man Swap Meet:


Adrian 4th Of July Celebration: 


Mid America Lightning Sprints At Nevada Speedway:


D@D Fireworks Display:



Weather Update: Cooler Weather Ahead

You may remember this time last year when we were entering a major heat wave and intensifying drought. Different story this year. Cooler-than-normal temperatures are expected as we head into late June and the July 4th holiday.

Photo: You may remember this time last year when we were entering a major heat wave and intensifying drought.  Different story this year. Cooler-than-normal temperatures are expected as we head into late June and the July 4th holiday.

Friday, June 28, 2013

REMINDER: THE MAN CAVE SWAP MEET TOMORROW


East Bound 52 Highway Open Afrer Being Blocked


Bates County Sheriff along with Missouri State Highway Patrol was called out to a Fertilizer Truck that blew a tire and was blocking the East Bound Lanes of 52 East just West of N Highway. This has been taken care of and is no longer blocking the roadway.

Adrian Clinic LLC Closed Tomorrow

Adrian Clinic ® LLC The office of Nurse Practitioner Laura Theim. Will be closed tomorrow Saturday June 29th in honor of The 4th Of July Celebrations in Adrian.

REMINDER: 4 WHEELERS NOT ALLOWED AT D@D FIREWORKS SHOW

The only 4 wheelers allowed on the premises the day of the show are for law enforcement and D&D workers. So please don't bring yours. We hope to see everyone come out and have a great time and enjoy some great fireworks.

REMINDER: GIVING FORE LIVING DARIN WAINSCOTT MEMORIAL BANQUET

The first annual Giving fore Living Memorial Banquet will be held June 29th at the Butler Country Club. Contests, Games, and a Silent Auction will begin at 6 PM with the Banquet to follow. Tickets are $20.00 per person with children under 12 eating for free with a paid adult. To purchase banquet tickets call 660-200-5230 or 660-200-5118. All proceeds go towards the Midwest Transplant, Network, Local Charities, and the Darin Wainscott Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Help Needed In Adrian



WEST CENTRAL AGRI-SERVICES in Adrian, Missouri currently is acccepting applications for a truck driver to pull anhydrous ammonia tanker, and hopper bottom grain trailer in the Midwest. Applicants are required to have a Class A CDL and be willing to obtain hazmat and tanker endorsements along with a TWIC card. Must also have over the road expierence and a safe driving record also pass all DOT ( Department Of Transportation) requirements. You will be home for most weekends but must be able to work on weekends if required to meet seasonal demands. Email resume to gwilliams@mfa-inc. com or call 660-200-6078 for more information.

Weather Update: Drought Like Conditions

Kansas has been plagued with an extensive drought for a year now. However, areas from Manhattan to Kansas City have seen multiple rounds of rain over the past few months which have mostly killed the drought for northeast Kansas and areas near the MO state line. This can be seen in the graph below which shows that the percentage of Kansas in drought has been steadily decreasing since April. While the spring of 2013 started with 100% of the state in severe drought or worse, this number has now been reduced to 58%.

Unfortunately much of this activity has bypassed parts of the state further west which still remain in extreme to exceptional drought. The upcoming months do not look favorable for much drought relief for these areas.


Photo: Kansas has been plagued with an extensive drought for a year now.  However, areas from Manhattan to Kansas City have seen multiple rounds of rain over the past few months which have mostly killed the drought for northeast Kansas and areas near the MO state line.  This can be seen in the graph below which shows that the percentage of Kansas in drought has been steadily decreasing since April.  While the spring of 2013 started with 100% of the state in severe drought or worse, this number has now been reduced to 58%.  

Unfortunately much of this activity has bypassed parts of the state further west which still remain in extreme to exceptional drought.  The upcoming months do not look favorable for much drought relief for these areas.

Obituary - Summer Dawn (Davis) Melton

Summer Dawn (Davis) Melton 24, Of Nevada Missouri passed away Wednesday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Ks. after a brief illness. Arrangements are under direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, and a memorial service is scheduled at three o'clock Monday afternoon at the funeral home with  the Reverend Bill Platt officiating. Memorials to a fund for the family are suggested.

Sheldon Missouri Man Pleads Guilty To Bates County Charges



Aaron Dahmer of Sheldon Missouri plead guilty in The Bates County circuit court to charges alleging the possession of a controlled substance and forgery as well as a traffic violation. The charges were filed against Dahmer last September and Judge James Journey imposed a $250.00 fine for the traffic violation and scheduled a sentencing hearing on the forgery and illegal drug possession charges which is set for August 27, 2013. An unlawful use of drug paraphernalia charge against Dahmer was dismissed. 



Traffic Advisory Cass County





Traffic Advisory:

Effective Monday, July 8, 2013, 8:00 PM to Thursday July 11, 2013, 8:00 AM. (weather permitting) the right lane on South Bound I-49, from 163rd to Route 58, will be closed for new pavement construction from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM.

MANDY DUNLAP CD NOW AVAILABLE


MANDY DUNLAP WILL BE ON THE SUNDAY MORNING GOSPEL MUSIC ON FM.92.1. MANDY IS THE DAUGHTER OF RON AND DEBBIE DUNLAP OF THE HAPPY HILL CHURCH OF GOD.
THERE ARE 10 CUTS ON THIS AMAZING  CD " I'VE GOT A SONG". CD'S ARE FOR SALE AT SOUTHSIDE CAFE FOR $10.00 ! PICK ONE UP TODAY!


cOURTESY OF fm. 92.1

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop‏

Show Me Better Health
New Workshops Energize People with Ongoing Health Conditions

For most of her adult life, Doris didn’t worry much about her health. Then at 67, she was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. She tried to follow her doctor’s advice to take her medications, exercise, and eat better. But often she was tired and even a little depressed. “I figured it was just part of getting older,” she recalls.

Then a friend told Doris about the Show Me Better Health Workshop—six weekly sessions held at a community site. Developed at Stanford University, the Workshop has been offered at hundreds of locations throughout the United States. It helps participants with ongoing health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, heart disease, and others to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Improve nutrition
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Understand new treatment choices
  • Feel better about life

I now have a new sense of being in control,” said Doris, “The Workshop has really helped me put life back in my life.”

Taught by specially trained volunteer leaders, some who have health conditions themselves, the program covers a new topic each week and provides opportunities for interaction and group problem solving. “We are really more like coaches,” says Vickie Whitsitt, a leader at Care Connection for Aging Services. “The answer to someone’s question is usually in the room.”

The next Show Me Better Health Workshop begins Tuesday, July 16, and will take place every Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for six weeks. The workshop will be held at the Butler Senior Center at 611 W Mill, Butler. Pre-registration is required and the deadline to register is Tuesday, July 9th. Anyone with a chronic health condition may attend.

For more information or to enroll in the Show Me Better Health workshop, call Irene Holt at the Butler Senior Center at 660-679-5830.




UPDATE: New Amsterdam Fire Truck Lettered And Ready To Go

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The new Amsterdam Fire Truck is now all lettered up and ready to officially go. if you remember the previous story on Bates County Live back in Middle of March members of the Department drove to Alabama to pick up this truck. The truck will be a great step forward and help out greatly. Amsterdam Fire Department would like to think Ron and Mike Brown for doing a great job on the letters.

NEW SUPERINTENDENT AT BUTLER R-V

 
The Butler R-V School District has released the date for the first day of the 2013 fall season. The first day of school for Butler Students will be Thursday August 15th. Parents should remember that every  Thursday, at Butler R-V are early outs for students , with dismissal on Thursdays , one hour earlier.
The community welcomes the new Butler R-V Superintendent to the school district. Mr. Darin Carter will be filling the shoes of former Superintendent Allan Stauffacher this fall.
We welcome him and his family to our town. More back to school details as the date gets closer.

Obituary - Micheal Carlton, Jr.

Arrangements for Michael Carlton, Jr. are Cremation, with memorial services to be announced at a later time under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660) 679-0009. Messages and memories may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Michael Lee Carlton, Jr., 32 of Kansas City, Missouri passed away June 27, 2013 at his home in Westport. Michael was born November 9, 1980 in West Covina, California.
Michael was preceded in death by his grandmother, Laura Mae Carlton. He is survived by his parents, Michael Lee Sr. and Virginia Carlton of Butler, Missouri; his brother, Kerry Carlton of Butler; sister, Dannette Carlton of Scotland; his grandfather,Dwayne Carlton of Adrian, Missouri; an aunt, Laurie Bismarck and husband Chris of New York; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

1/2 Price Sale - Pantry Thrift Store‏

Pantry Thrift Store - Butler, MO
Come out and enjoy a 1/2 Price Sale, Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Everything in the store 1/2 Price!!10 am to 5 pm Come and check us out! Located at 901 S Outer Road here in Butler ( Old Butler Bowling Alley).

NEWS RELEASE: Missouri launches electronic discharge monitoring report system‏

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has released a new online tool to help Missouri wastewater permit holders submit required discharge monitoring reports electronically, department director Sara Parker Pauley announced today.
Speaking to a gathering of municipal leaders, Pauley explained how the department is taking another step in efficiency with the electronic discharge monitoring report, or eDMR, system.
“Almost a year ago, we rolled out ePermitting, which simplified the process for those seeking land disturbance permits,” Pauley said. “With eDMR, we’re simplifying the reporting process for Missouri’s estimated 4,500 wastewater permit holders.” 
Some wastewater systems are required to submit discharge monitoring reports that summarize effluent monitoring results. The eDMR system allows wastewater treatment facilities to submit their reports via the internet. Historically, the reports were handled entirely through a paper recording and submission process. 
The eDMR system will be faster and more efficient than the current system and will greatly reduce the amount of time and labor wastewater facilities spend preparing these reports. Additionally, eDMR will save the department time and improve accuracy by eliminating potential errors that might be introduced by manual data entry. The eDMR system is the Department of Natural Resources’ second major online initiative aimed at improving permitting time and efficiency. The ePermitting system, launched in June of last year, allows Missourians to apply for and receive land disturbance permits entirely online.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will offer several training events on using the new eDMR system for wastewater systems. Workshops are currently scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20, Sept. 3 and Sept. 17 at the MOTEC Training Center, 1738 E. Elm St., in Jefferson City.  
For more information, visit dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/edmr.htm, or call the department’s Water Protection Program at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1300.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

BCMH EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH OF JULY

Lenora Smith is recognized as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for July, 2013. Lenora has been employed in the Laundry Department at BCMH since July, 1990. Lenora always has a smile and a “hello” when she meets you in the halls of the hospital. She does a job that most people overlook but is a key point of everyday function at the hospital. Lenora is always on the go, getting fresh linens to whatever department needs them. The hospital is pleased to recognize Lenora as Employee of the Month.

Adrian Lions Firework Sales starts June 27‏ - July 4th


The Adrian Lions Club will start selling Fireworks Today June 27th, 2013 at the Old Napa building on Old 71 Highway in Adrian Missouri ( Next to Citizens Bank). The hours are from 9am through the evening. They stay open until approximately 9pm or as long as there is customers ( Sometimes 11pm). Everyone who purchases Fireworks can enter for a free drawing to win a HUGE Fireworks package which will be given away on July 4th. Enter EVERYTIME you purchase. So please come out and find some great deals and meet some friendly Adrian Lions.





Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Bates County Cancelled

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bates County has been allowed to expire and be cancelled. There is a chance showers later tonight but low chance of Severe weather. Bates County Live will update any new weather information as it becomes available.

Obituary - Richard M. Mellenbruch

Richard M. Mellenbruch 46 of Ballwin, Mo. and formerly Rich Hill, passed away Monday in St. Charles County. Arrangements are under direction of the Schrader Funeral Home, Ballwin, and services are scheduled at ten o'clock Friday morning at the funeral home with burial planned in the Salem Cemetery, Foster, Mo. Visitation is scheduled between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. today at the Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin.

Former Rich Hill Man Dies in Motor Vehicle Accident


Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a 1 vehicle accident on Monday June 24, 2013 in St. Charles County Missouri on I-64 West. The accident occured when the East Bound Volkswagen driven by 46 year old Richard M. Mellenbruch of Ballwin Missouri, Who is originally from Rich Hill Missouri traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a concrete barrier, Then crossed all lanes of Eastbound I-64 and stuck some trees. Mr. Mellenbruch was pronounced dead at the scene. The funeral will be 10 am Friday in Ballwin, Missouri. The burial is in Salem Cemetery in Foster, Mo.






Weather update: Severe Weather This Evening

Storms likely by this evening. Be sure to have your NOAA weather radio on alert mode this evening and tonight.

Bates County Court News

CIRCUIT COURT OF BATES COUNTY, COURT NEWS
JAMES K JOURNEY, JUDGE
Diana L Rich , Clerk
June 17-27, 2013

St v. John D Ure, Sr., Change of Venue from St. Clair County, 9 counts of dispensing controlled substance in absence of MO Controlled Substance Registration filed. set for 9-5-13.

Ruth A Barnes v. Steve R Barnes, Modification of Dissolution filed.

Matthew R Peak v Alana M Barragan-Scott,  Petition for Trial DeNovo filed.

St v. Stephanie R Lattner, I:  Felony possession of controlled substance, marijuana/methamphetamines; II:  Felony receiving stolen property, set for 7-17-13.

St v. Vincent J Paletta, I: Felony theft/stealing, II: Felony theft/stealing, set for 7-15-13.

Jeremy Adam Leach v Natasha Lynn Leach, Modification of dissolution decree filed.

Karen Baker v. David Baker, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage filed.

MidAmerica Funding Co, Inc. v. Larry  W. Akers, Petition on Promissory Note filed.

William Karl “W.K.” Jenkins & M Earlene Jenkins v Larry W Akers, Petition on Promissory Note filed.

Doug M Ellis v Richard D Gaylord & Robert Weickert, Petition for Damages filed.

St v. Aaron G Dahmer, I: Forgery, guilty plea; II: Felony possession of controlled substance, methamphetamines—guilty plea; III: Misd. Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia—dismissed; IV: Felony failure to drive on right half of roadway, guilty plea;   sentencing set for 8-27-13, Defe. To pay $250 fine on Ct IV this date.

St v. Justin Ryan Hammer, Ct I: Felony assault-guilty plea, sentenced to 4 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on 5 years probation, II:  Felony unlawful use of a weapon—dismissed, Defe. To pay court costs, to attend/successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed,  to get in anger management or a “Piper” program,  Defe. Subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, Defe. To perform 200 hours of community service.

St v. Jon Edward Wilson, Felony possession of controlled substance, methamphetamines—found guilty, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, to pay court costs, to pay $150 on State Forensic Laboratory Account, Defe. To attend/successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed, to get substance abuse treatment and aftercare, to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches.

St v. Gabriella Megan Sola, Felony possession of controlled substance, clonazepam, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation,  to pay $150 on State Forensic Laboratory Account, Defe. to attend/successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed,  to get substance abuse treatment and aftercare,  to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, to perform 200 hours of community service.

St v. Caroline Hoover, Misd. Possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, amended from Felony, guilty plea, sentenced to 6 mos. In Bates Co Jail, SES, placed on probation for 2 years,  to pay court costs, to perform 40 hours of community service.

St v. Robert F Dowling, Felony producing controlled substance, marijuana, guilty plea, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC,  given SES, placed on 5 years probation, Defe. to pay $150 on State Forensic Laboratory Account, Defe. to pay court costs, to attend/successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed, Defe. to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, shall not consume alcohol or be where sold/served, to perform 100 hours of community service.








BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAM DONATIONS AND REGISTRATION

Those in need of back-to-school items should register for The Back-to-School Program. The Back-to-School Program is sponsored by the West Central Missouri Community Action Agency.
To sign-up to receive back-to-school items the entire household income must be 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or less. Those who meet this requirement may sign up at the Bates County Outreach Center, located at 5 East Dakota Street in Butler. Deadline to signup is July 15.
The Back-to-School Program is accepting donations. Donations are being accepted in the form of money or items. There is a large need of backpacks. Donations may be taken or sent to the Bates County Outreach Center.
For more information contact the Bates County Outreach Center at 660-679-4108.

Shooting Press Release From Bates County Sheriff

Bennett R. Ivlow

Press Release
On 6/25/13, Bennett R Ivlow W/M 4/23/80 a convicted felon from Montrose Missouri, was arrested by the Bates County Sheriff’s Office and has been charged with 4 Counts of Assault 2nd Degree, 2 Counts of Armed Criminal Action and 2 Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the 1st Degree.  Ivlow’s bond was set by Judge Hopkins at $80,000 cash only.

The charges come from an incident on 6/25/2013.  Bennet’s ex-girlfriend, Ashley Walker of Belton went to Bennet’s residence in Montrose with Bennet’s sister, Marna Ivlow, to pick up their two minor children.  Walker left the residence with the two children and was driving back toward Butler on H Highway when Bennett and his father, Denver Ivlow W/M 9/15/44 (69), began chasing them in a vehicle.   Denver passed the vehicle with Walker and the children and forced it to stop in the middle of the roadway.  At that point Bennett exited his father’s vehicle and fired one round from a .45 caliber handgun.  The bullet entered the windshield just above the wipers and stopped in the dash of the vehicle.  Bennett’s sister Marna, the driver of the Walker vehicle, sped off around Denver’s vehicle continuing toward Butler.  Denver continued to chase the Walker vehicle leaving his son Bennett along the roadway. 

Denver again passed the Walker vehicle and came to a stop in the middle of the roadway forcing the Walker vehicle to stop once again.  Denver then put his vehicle in reverse and rammed the front of the Walker vehicle.   The Walker vehicle was able to drive around Denver’s vehicle again and continued on into the Butler area.  The two victims flagged down a Deputy at a gas station in Butler and reported the incident to him. 

Denver and Bennett returned home to Montrose and called the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and attempted to report the two children, ages 3 and 4 as victims of a kidnapping.  Members of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the residence of the Ivlow’s.  Both Ivlows were brought to the
Bates County Sheriff’s Office to complete the investigation. 


Additional charges are being reviewed by the Bates County Prosecutor on both subjects.  

Missouri State Highway Patrol Cracking Down on DWIs



Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee's Summit, announces there will be DWI checkpoints and DWI saturations conducted in the Troop A area during the month of July.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, will conduct DWI checkpoints in Jackson County between now and the end of July. This operation is an effort by both law enforcement agencies to remove intoxicated drivers from Missouri's highways. The checkpoint will consist of officers stopping drivers at a set location and testing those who have been drinking.


In addition to the checkpoints, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting DWI saturations in Cass County, Henry County, and Platte County throughout the month of July. Troopers assigned to the saturations will concentrate their efforts on highways which have been found to have a high number of alcohol-related crashes and enforcement contacts.


A sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to 27 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes. In 2012, 219 people were killed and 3,513 injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That’s why the Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with other law enforcement agencies, will continue to crack down on drunk driving throughout the year.


Captain Powell stated, "Impaired driving is not just a law enforcement problem. It is a community problem. We urge all citizens to report any driver they observe operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner.” The public can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol toll-free at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on their cellular phone.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint, and everyone in a vessel is wearing an approved personal floatation device. Click It For Life and Wear It!!!

BALLARD KICKBALL TOURNAMENT


The 1st Annual Ballard Kickball Tournament will be Saturday September 7th at the Ballard Ball Field. The Tournament is Co-Ed. They are looking for teams of ten people and it is $120 per team to register. Those who are in High School and older are welcome to play. Deadline to signup will be September 1st.
There will be a Big Ball Championship Game and winners of the tournament will receive Big Ball Champions T-Shirts. All proceeds will go to the Ballard Summer Ball Association. For more information or enter a team contact Dean Doll at 816-807-8346.

Adrian Youth Cheerleaders 2nd Annual Baby Contest


Another Black Bear Spotted

The week of June 3rd through June 7th, a black bear was spotted wandering northeast of Nevada Vernon County. The tracking of the black bear continued and the bear has now been spotted This week in Lincoln, Missouri.
The State Department of Conservation reminds Missourians that bears post little threat and it is illegal to kill a black bear in Missouri except to protect a person or property.

Pie Auction Tonight



The Annual Kern Senior Center Pie Auction will be held Thursday June 27th starting at 6:30 pm. All proceeds will support the needs of the Rich Hill Senior Center. Please come out and bid on some pies.

Bates County Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

BATES COUNTY IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 4PM TODAY 6-27-2013. PLEASE KEEP A EYE TO THE SKY TODAY!!


Weather Update: Chance For Hazardous Weather

We have updated our hazardous weather briefing outlining the excessive heat and severe weather potential today and tonight. Stay cool everyone! 

Appleton City Municipal Band Set To Preform


Grab your lawn chair or bring a blanket and come celebrate our nation’s independence by listening to the inaugural Appleton City Municipal Band.  The band will perform at the Forest Park Band Stand on June 30 at 7:00 p.m. The band will be playing patriotic songs and other well-known tunes. There will also be some lemonade and cookies.  

Nevada man arrested in child porn investigation

James D. Stevens 48 of Nevada Missouri was arrested Thursday June 20th on a charge of Delivery of Child Pornography. Mr. Stevens was taken in to custody without incident at his home in Nevada. A search warrant was obtained and a computer was seized from his home. He is being held in Federal Custody without bond in Springfield.

James D. Stevens






Road Blocked In Butler


Butler Police along with The City Of Butler Street Department and Electric Department is on scene of a tree that is down and blocking the roadway. This is in the 800 Block of North Delaware ( Almost to Lee Street) here in Butler. Please use caution when traveling in this area. Should be cleaned up very soon.