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Monday, September 28, 2020

One dead following shooting in Holden

On 09/26/20 at 11:59 p.m., Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of SW U Highway, Holden, MO. in regards to a female that was shot. Upon arrival, Deputies located the victim, Sabrina Page (Farris), age 29, Holden, deceased from a gunshot wound. During the investigation, Deputies arrested Daniel Page, age 30, Holden.

On 09/27/20 the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Daniel Page for the following charges, with no bond:

Count I Murder 2nd Degree Class A Felony
Count II Armed Criminal Action Class U Felony
Count III Voluntary Manslaughter Class B Felony
Count IV Armed Criminal Action Class U Felony
Count V Unlawful Use of a Weapon Class E Felony
Count VI Murder 2nd Degree Class A Felony
Count VII Unlawful Use of a Weapon Class A Felony
Count VIII Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree Class B Felony
Count IX Armed Criminal Action Class U Felony

The charges are merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

And this is why we can't have nice things...

Over the last few years, we have been trying to buy a few new benches for our lakes. Around Saturday, September 19th, someone hit one and spent quite a bit of time doing donuts and rutting up most of the lake area. If you have any information on this, we would really like to talk to you.

Going forward, all entrances to our lakes will be under video surveillance. 
Also, it is illegal to dump your trash and debris at our lakes!

Courtesy of the city of Pleasanton Kansas 

From the Adrian R-3 School District

September 28, 2020

Dear Parents and Community Members
This letter is to inform you that we are still going to have our homecoming parade on Friday October 2, 2020 which will start at 1:00. Please come out and help us celebrate this event Friday afternoon. I do ask that you please observe social distancing, wear masks when social distancing cannot take place so we can stay safe and healthy.

The health and safety of our students and staff are our top priority. With this in mind we have made the decision to cancel our float sites for the 2020 homecoming. This decision was not an easy one to make because we know what a tradition it is to build a float and display it in the parade. We hope that this is just a one year decision and hope to continue the tradition of float building in the future.

Don Lile
Adrian RIII School Superintendent

Obituary - Harold Lee Six


Harold Lee Six, age 86 of Adrian

Harold Lee Six, 86, died September 25, 2020 at his home in rural Adrian.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Adrian United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. with Masonic Services at 11:45 a.m.  Burial will follow in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.  In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Adrian Optimist Club and Crescent Hill Masonic Lodge #368. 

Harold was born on July 22, 1934, the second son of C.A. and Naomi King Six. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1952, earned Eagle Scout distinction with Troop #238, and later served in the U.S. Army being stationed in Germany.  Harold retired after 20 years of service as the Rural Water District #5 Superintendent in 1999.  Harold was an Adrian Bank Board of Director until 2014 and was currently serving as an Advisory Director.

Harold married Thelma Massey of Lebanon on May 29, 1955.  Together, they raised three children on the family farm northwest of Adrian:  Cheryl Lawrence of Adrian, Darla Six of Harrisonville, and Cary (Lara) Six of Adrian.

Giving back to the Adrian community and Bates County was important to Harold.  He volunteered countless hours of time to many civic organizations.  He was a 60-year member of the Crescent Hill Masonic Lodge #368. Harold was a charter member of the Adrian Optimist Club where he served as president the year the first community building was built, grilled burgers under the tree at the City Park for numerous 4th of July celebrations, and was kitchen boss on Monday nights for Bingo at the old and new building many years. He was proud to be a tri-chairman of the Adrian Bi-Centennial Book project.  Taking money and chatting with vendors and visitors for Optimist gun shows was something he looked forward to twice a year.

Harold loved being a cattleman and was a member of the Bates County Cattlemen’s group. As a young man, he worked for the Cavanah-Purdy Polled Hereford Ranch in Luther, Oklahoma and traveled with a show string on the professional circuit.  His claim to fame was having showed cattle in every state fair west of the Mississippi (and many to the east).  He passed his love and knowledge for showing on to his children and other community kids as a 4-H beef leader.  His daily routine included going to the pasture to keep tabs on his cow & calf herd. 

Harold wanted the youth of the Adrian community to thrive. To keep the best better as the Optimist theme states, he helped organize the Adrian Booster Club and served early on as president.  He was an avid supporter of his children, grandchildren, and other community kids at various Blackhawk events.  He helped form the Bates County Fair and served on its board for many years and was honored as his family received the “Friends of the Fair” recognition in 2018. 

Harold’s favorite pastimes included nurturing and tending to huge vegetable gardens, hunting with his buddies, taking Foxtrotters out on trail rides, adding to his collections of guns and pocketknives, and being a part of numerous shed “board meetings” with Milsap neighbors. He looked forward each day to going to town and chatting with the coffee club.  He’d make various stops at local businesses to get caught up on news and happenings.   Harold and Thelma were season ticket holders to Mizzou football for over 50 years.  Early on they spent many Saturday afternoons in Columbia tailgating with friends and later with his children and grandchildren.  His enthusiasm for life and presence will leave a big void in many lives. 

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, brother, G. J. Six, and son-in-law, Monte Lawrence.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Thelma, of the home; his three children; daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren, whom he deeply loved:  Rebecca Lawrence of Lakewood, CO,  J.R. (Erica) Lawrence of Boonville, MO, Makyna (Drew) Scott of Raymore, MO, and Bayler and Kyler Six of Adrian; sister-in-law, Reine Six of Holiday, FL; one cousin, Sue Ann (Ed) Steele of Butler, MO.  Harold was also blessed with numerous other relatives and friends. 

Harold’s commitment to his family and community will be greatly missed.

Way to go!

With the help of our beloved community and supporters, we were able to raise $1121 for the Harrisonville Eagles Special Olympics Team at our "1st Ever" Car Show!

We truly appreciate all who contributed to a cause that is so near and dear to our hearts... We love you! - Courtesy of Recycled Homestead in Adrian ❤️ -

Obituary - Ret. US Navy 1st Class Ronald "Ron" B. Hodges

Ret. US Navy 1st Class Ronald B. Hodges, 79, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at home in Harrisonville, MO surrounded by his family.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents Walther William (Pat) Hodges and Geneva Mae (Randol) Hodges of Creighton, MO, brothers, Cletus and Roger Hodges and son Ronnie Hodges Jr.

Ron is survived by his wife Darlene and son Ryan (Jill) of Hazelwood, MO. As well as Grandsons Matthew (Jenna) Hodges of St. Charles, MO, Michael (Melissa) Hodges of KC, MO and Marc Hodges of Cullman, Alabama. He is also survived by his 2 Great-Grandsons Kipp Hudson of KC, MO and Warren Jameson of St. Charles, MO, a brother, Steven Hodges, Harrisonville, MO, 3 sisters, Sylva Davis, Archie, MO, Lucretia Hodges, Kauffman, TX, Marcy Polzin, Peculiar, MO.

Born May 15, 1941 in Greenwood, MO. Ron married Darlene (Thornburg) on July 3, 1960. He served 20 years of distinguished service in the United States Navy in several duty stations in California. Ron retired from the Navy in 1980 and enjoyed family and friends across Cass County for the past 40 years. He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, MO. Ron enjoyed life and looking for the treasure in people and any garage sale that fell upon his path.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Byler Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri with full military honors.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2020 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Byler Cemetery Association or the Harrisonville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Obituary - Winfred Stubblefield, Jr.

Winfred Stubblefield, Jr., 88, Joplin, MO passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at his home in Joplin. Winfred was born January 3, 1932 in Horton, MO to Winfred A. Stubblefield, Sr. and Nola Lee Sumner.

Winfred grew up in Vernon County and graduated from Metz High School Class of 1950. Following high school, he began his military career where he served in the United States Navy for 27 years, during which time he worked on valve ship company engines. Winfred then moved to Denham Springs, LA and returned to Missouri three years later. He enjoyed horse racing.

Survivors include one daughter, Lee Hickman, Joplin, MO; two brothers, Vernon Stubblefield, Richards, MO, and Ronald Stubblefield, Carrolton, TX.

No services are scheduled.

Obituary - Ronald James “Jamie” Alexander

Ronald James “Jamie” Alexander, 53, Nevada, MO went to his heavenly home surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Jamie was born March 28, 1967 in El Dorado Springs, MO to Ronald E. Alexander and Shirley J. Beckman. He was united in marriage to Patti Pence on August 16, 1986 in Schell City, MO and she survives of the home.

Jamie was raised in El Dorado Springs and graduated from high school there, Class of 1985. He attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and then moved to Nevada in 1991. Jamie spent 15 years working at Heartland Hospital in Nevada doing what he loved, working with kids. In 1996 he began coaching for the Nevada Football program which spanned 23 years. He worked for Brown Beverage for eight years and had worked at XPO Logistics from 2008 to present. In addition to coaching football, Jamie was very active in coaching his children and grandchildren in baseball and softball. He coached Nevada American Legion and had assisted his son Jerrod with Bronaugh High School baseball. Jamie faced his illness with so much strength and a positive attitude and was always concerned with the wellbeing of others.

Survivors include his wife Patti of the home; three children, daughter, Shawna Eby and her husband Nathan of Nevada, son, Jerrod Alexander and his wife Katie of Nevada, daughter, Andi Thomas and her husband Rusty of Nevada; 11 grandchildren, Brinley, Briar, Bo, Brantley, Brax, Presly, Korbyn, Kanon, Paxtyn, Hudsyn, Ava; mother, Shirley J. Beckman and her husband Brent, Walker, MO; brother, Bill Alexander and his wife Alison, El Dorado Springs, MO; sister, Tonya Hooper and her husband Alan, El Dorado Springs, MO; step-mother, Patti Alexander, El Dorado Springs, MO; stepbrothers, Darin Leonard, Sr. and his wife Susan, St. Louis, MO, Brad Leonard and his wife Amy, El Dorado Springs, MO; mother and father in-law, Lloyd and Sandy Pence, Nevada, MO; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Alexander.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Nevada with Pastor Jeff Owen officiating. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Coach “A” Memorial c/o Nevada High School R-5 Foundation.

Bates County Health Center COVID-19 Update

Henry County Health Center confirms new positive case of COVID-19

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of one more positive case of COVID-19 and who resides in the town of Urich. All close contacts to confirmed cases. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 209.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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