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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Scam going around Bates County

The Bates County Sheriff's Office have taken several calls today regarding a new scam in our area. The caller states that they are from the Federal Government Grant Program.

They then tell the person they have been approved for a home grant in the amount of $9000.00 and all you have to do is send in a $300.00 application fee. Then after you send in the application fee they continue ask for you to pay more fees.

This is a scam. Just simply hang up the phone if you receive one of these calls. You should never have to pay money to get money in return.

Obituary - Arthur "Art" Donald Dorrell

Arthur "Art" Donald Dorrell, 82, Garden City, Missouri departed this life on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

Art is survived by four children, Donis Solberg, Liberty, Missouri, Ronald E. Dorrell, Kansas City, Missouri, Sheila Carver and husband Ernest, Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Robert Shepard and wife Debra, Deepwater, Missouri; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Dorrell, Belton, Missouri; a sisters, Viola Cotter, Springfield, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with inurnment in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri immediately following the service.

Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Reward offered in Vernon County arson cases

The victims of a home fire that took place on March 24, 2019 on 1375 road just west of Nevada and another home fire that took place on the 1400 block of W Hunter St around the same time has offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in either case.

The fires are being investigated as an arson by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Police Department and the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Barker at 417-283-4399 or 417-667-6042.

It's the little things that really matter...

From the Bates County Museum

Many thanks to the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority sisters for cleaning our Nyhart School. These wonderful gals volunteer their time every year and the Museum is very grateful!

Editor's note- Bates County is rich with history, and preservation of such is and will be very important to generations to come. We urge everyone to visit our museum and get involved in what ever capacity you can.

Liggins honored at State Capitol

Doncella Liggins and Representative Tracy McReery

Congratulations to Doncella Liggins, Director of Health Information Management at BCMH, for being chosen as the recipient for the 2019 DeVerne Calloway Award. She was nominated by Mo. Representative Patricia A. Pike and was presented with the award by the Women Legislators of Missouri in Jefferson City on Monday, April 15.

More information about the award and Doncella's achievements from the Mo. House of Representatives:

"The DeVerne Lee Calloway Award was established in 1993 to honor the memory of DeVerne Lee Calloway, the first female African-American member of the Missouri General Assembly. She dedicated her life, including nine terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, to putting people first. She won major battles for civil rights and liberties and significantly advanced equal opportunities for all. Since then, women of all backgrounds have been honored annually with this award for making a difference in their communities.

"Today we honor Doncella Wright Liggins for her commitment and dedication to her community and state. Involved in many organizations and commissions through the years, Doncella has continuously been engaged in service and leadership in her area. Of note have been her key contributions in helping erect a Civil War monument in Butler, Missouri acknowledging the 'Battle of Island Mound', one of Missouri's newest state parks. Since 2003, Doncella has been the Director of Health Information Management at Bates County Memorial Hospital. In her free time, she is a strong advocate for organ donation."

Obituary - Curtis O. "Tom" Thompson

Curtis O. "Tom" Thompson of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019 with his loving wife and children by his side.

Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Englewood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, just prior to the graveside service. Condolences may be left online at

Chicks with hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss coming to Missouri State Fair

Track: $30 Grandstand: $20 FREE Children 2 & Under (must sit on adult’s lap) 7:30 pm 

Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission. To view admission specials visit the Gate Admission Specials page. 

Grandstand Concert Fair Fan Presale Starts at 9 am, Tuesday, June 18 Ends 4 pm, Monday, June 24 A special presale for registered Missouri State Fair Fans will be offered through Etix. Registered Fair Fans will receive a special Etix link and password to order concert tickets starting on the above date and time. 

There is a 10 ticket limit per household, per event until June 28. These tickets are will-call only tickets and must be picked up at the box office. Sign up to be a fair fan. Grandstand Public On Sale Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 through Etix. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. 

The Missouri State Fair Box Office opens at noon on June 25 for walk-up orders (while tickets remain). Box office hours are: June 25 – Aug 2, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (M-F) Closed July 4 in observance of Fourth of July Holiday Aug 5-7, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Aug 8-18, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. There is a 10 ticket limit per household, per event until June 28. These tickets can be mailed or picked up at the box office.

Missouri Child Identification Program in Nevada

The Masonic Osage Lodge #303 in Nevada is hosting a MO Child Identification Event on June 8, 2019. See flyer below for details.