Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Public Service Announcement from the Bates County Memorial Hospital

On Monday, August 26, 2019, Bates County Memorial Hospital the East visitor parking lot in the front of the hospital will be closed to parking and through traffic. 

Patients and visitors may park on the west end of the front parking lot. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Monday, August 19, 2019

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office seeking public assistance

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(Osceola Missouri) The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating this individual. He was last seen leaving the Pilot Travel Center in Collins, MO by foot and headed into the nearby woods at around 3 p.m. today. He had an infant female with him at the time.

Do not approach him! He should be considered armed and dangerous!

He is about 6'1" to 6'3", 35-45 years old, approximately 200-225 pounds. He does have multiple tattoos on his arms.

He is wanted for questioning. If you do see him, call the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office at (417) 646-5822.

Obituary - Tressa R. Paul-Webb

Tressa R. Paul-Webb, age 38, of Harrisonville, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Cass Regional Medical Center.

A Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri immediately followed by at Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. A Burial at Peculiar Cemetery in Peculiar, Missouri will be held following services. A gathering for lunch will follow the burial at The Peculiar Lions Club 500 Schug Ave, Peculiar, MO 64078.

Tressa was born on February 15, 1981 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Robert Edward Paul Jr. and Starla Ranee (Attebury) Paul. Growing up Tressa was one of two children, her brother, Robert Paul III. After graduating high school, Tressa continued her education and for most of her life, Tressa worked in the care of others. Most recently as an In-Home Personal Care Giver for Phoenix Home Care. In life, Tressa was blessed with two children, Quinton and Natalia and on September 23, 2016 she was joined in marriage with her loving husband, Josh Webb.

Tressa was a woman of Christian faith and with her family had been members of the Reach KC Church for the past two years. Tressa was the ultimate care giver in all areas of her life, she served others through her faith.

Tressa is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Robert Paul Sr.; maternal grandfather, James Atterbury; maternal grandmother, Wilda Attebury; mother-in-law, Kellye Webb; and grandmother-in-law, Patricia Webb.

She is survived by her loving husband, Josh Webb; two children, Quinton Moore and Natalia Loveall; parents Robert Jr. and Starla Paul; father-in-law, Jeffery Loveall; and brother Robert Paul III (Heather).

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278


Butler Police Department seeking public assistance

The Butler Police Department is asking for your assistance in identifying these subject and vehicle. 

If you have any information, please contact the Butler Police Department at (660)679-6131.





Bates County Sheriff's Office needing help

Recent court changes have placed collection of jail debt on to the Bates County Sheriff's Office. We are currently looking for a part-time data entry person to help with the organization and data entry to the account system. 

We are looking for someone who has the ability to enter data into a data base and pays attention to detail. 

This person must be reliable as we have several thousand records to research and enter into our system. 

If you are interested in a short term data entry position please contact Jami Page, Sheriff's Assistant at 660-679-3232. 

Pay will be $10.00 an hour for 30 hours a week and this position hopefully will be needed for the next month or two.

Obituary - Chase Dalton Gilbert

Chase Dalton Gilbert, 24, Archie, Missouri departed this life on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at his home.

He is survived by his father, Raymond Gilbert, Archie, Missouri; 4 brothers, Devin Stewart, St. Louis, Missouri, Trey Gilbert, Springfield, Missouri, Christian Gilbert and Kolby Gilbert all of Archie, Missouri; his maternal grandmother, Carol Mohr, Adrian, Missouri; paternal grandfathers, Wayne Smith, Harrisonville, Missouri and Allen Gilbert, Butler, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

A complete obituary will be published when it becomes available.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Obituary - Travis Dean Beisly

Travis Dean Beisly, 54, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Nevada. Travis was born January 20, 1965 in Nevada to Norman Dean and LaDeane (Bobbett) Beisly.

Travis grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1983. Following high school Travis was a rancher/farmer throughout his life. He worked at Koch Asphalt for a number of years, Forkner Farms for 25 years, and for the past two years worked for Jason Bond at Channel Seed. Travis enjoyed living the simple hardworking life, hunting with his family, taking care of his cattle, and spending time with his grandson.

He is survived by his wife Chris of the home; two sons, Colby Dean Beisly, Nevada, and Chase Michael Beisly, Nevada; one daughter, Victoria Jones, Nevada; one grandson, Theodore James Fenger, Nevada; one brother, Tracy Beisly and his wife Kelly, Nevada; nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Vernon County Cancer Relief in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Projection of Implementing an Ordinance Referencing CAFOs


Memorandum to: Interested Public Input regarding Confined Animal Feeding Operations, CAFOs in Bates County Missouri


Date: 19 August 2019


Subject: Projection of Implementing an Ordinance Referencing CAFOs


The Bates County Commission has scheduled a special session to gather comments, concerns, and information on a proposed ordinance pertaining to incoming Bates County CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) on Wednesday evening August 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Commission chambers of the new Bates County Administration Building at 103 W. Dakota Street, Butler, Missouri.


Those wishing to address the Commission MUST register in person in advance at the Bates County Clerk’s Office, located in the Bates County Administration Building by CLOSE OF BUSINESS, Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Those pre-registered to appear on the session agenda will be allowed 2 minutes to present comments, concerns, and information. Anyone NOT on that list will not be heard at this session. No exceptions.


2019 Hucksterday in Butler




Poplar Heights Farm Storywalk

Take a walk down the Colonnade and read all about the Dragon that swallowed a Knight. Then come to the Learning Center for a fun Dragon activity. It's all Free at Poplar Heights Farm. Call 660-200-5620 for more details. It's StoryWalk!