Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Video History of Bates County: “Missiles Away”


Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for November 2019

Russell Whisenand is recognized as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for November, 2019. Russ began his employment in November, 2013 as a Paramedic in the Ambulance Department. Russ assumed the position as Ambulance Supervisor in 2018 and has demonstrated dedication and commitment to his department, the hospital and our patients. 

Russ works diligently to help cover open shifts and shows support of ambulance staff to ensure they can get the time off work they need. 

Russ continuously works to grow professionally as a leader in the organization, and is an asset to our healthcare team.

Obituary - Randy Joe Rains

  Randy Joe Rains, 66, Richards, MO passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. Randy was born September 18, 1953 in Greely, CO to Wayne A. Rains and Cleo P. Wayman.

Funeral services with Military Honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor David Beard officiating. Private interment will follow in the National Cemetery in Fort Scott, KS.

Obituary - Melvin "Bud" Ford

Melvin "Bud" Ford, 82, of Archie, Missouri died Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at his home in Archie. Services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. 

Service times and a complete obituary will be added when they become available.

Obituary - Coy Michael “Mike” Carter

Coy Michael “Mike” Carter, 69, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Wednesday morning, November 13, 2019 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 1:00-2:00. 

Burial will be in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonville Animal Shelter.

Obituary - Jack Kimble Peterie

Funeral services for Jack Peterie will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Adrian Optimist Club. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Jack Kimble Peterie, age 72 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born September 27, 1947 to O.O. "Jack" and Tressie Pearl Bruce Peterie in Appleton City, Missouri.

Jack is survived by special cousins, Marcella Embry of Greenwood, Missouri and Joyce Hollis of Appleton City, Missouri; great-nieces; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Joan Sprinkel.


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Clinton police seek person of interest

This is Sean Singleton and our department is needing to speak with him, as he is a suspect in a couple of open cases we currently have. If you happen to know where we might find Mr. Singleton, please let us know. Thanks for your help with this.

-courtesy Clinton Police Department


Obituary - Ernest Duane McConville

Ernest Duane McConville, 45, of Clinton, Missouri passed away early Tuesday morning, November 12, 2019 at his home. 

Funeral Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

Deepwater man injured in St. Clair County Crash

Photo courtesy of the El Dorado Springs Fire Department
On 11/12/19 around 9:25pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County and El Dorado Springs Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 82 Highway around 5 miles east of El Dorado Springs, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Chevrolet driven by 57 year old Jerald Nicholas of Deepwater, Missouri lost control on slick roadways and stuck a tree before coming to rest.

Mr. Nicholas sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported to Citizen's Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.

The vehicle received extensive damages and it was towed from the scene of the accident by Bray's Tow.

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Photo courtesy of the El Dorado Springs Fire Department