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Sunday, March 7, 2021

El Dorado Springs man wanted in Vernon County

Need a job in the Harrisonville area?

Lone Tree Pigs is #HIRING a Pig Care Technician in Harrisonville, Missouri. This role is responsible for the overall care and processing of pregnant/farrowing sows and their piglets.

They offer a comprehensive benefits package with health, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement plan, flexible paid time off, and more.

Area High School Wrestling News

On Tuesday March 9th Makayla Mallatt will be wrestling in the #107 weight class competing in the MSHAA Girls State wrestling tournament. 

Butler has qualified 6 wrestlers for the boys tournament to be held Wednesday March 10

113# Baylor Meyers
120# Ryan Baker
138# Brendin Patrick
145# Ostin VanVoorst
170# Jade Warmbrodt
182# Isaac Rodriguez

Adrian state qualifiers
#160 Cole Ritter
#170 Trevor Thompson
#220 William Brown

These tournaments can be watched and followed on MSHAA tv from the MSHAA website. 

Obituary - Terry Anthony Boyle

Terry Anthony Boyle, age 65, Centerville, Kansas passed away Thursday March 4, 2021. He was born on October 1, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas the son of Clarence and Rebecca Anthony Boyle. 

He was united in marriage to Carolyn Ray on August 15, 1981 in Merriam, Kansas. Terry obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Internet Technology.

He worked at night and went to school during the day at Mid America Nazarene University. He was preceded in death by his mother. Terry is survived by his wife, Carolyn, father, Clarence , two brothers, Randy Boyle and Christopher Boyle, and a sister Angela Boyle.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 pm Saturday March 13, 2021 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the charity of one's choice. Online condolences can be left at

Rich Hill High School Alumni News

The Rich Hill Alumni Committee met on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021.

The Alumni Committee voted to have Alumni this year on May 29, 2021 in the Rich Hill High School Dome.

Rich Hill High School Graduates you are the Alumni! We are in need of Alumni to come and help plan the evening!

The Alumni Committee invites all Rich Hill High School Graduates to come and participate in the planning of this event!

The Rich Hill Alumni will be meeting at 7 PM this coming Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Kern Center downtown Rich Hill, Mo.

Please come and show some Tiger Pride -- Rich Hill Alumni we need you!

Adrian Optimist Club Students of the month for February 2021

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria.

Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.

The Ballard Student of the Month for February is Rachel Evans a Senior. Rachel is the daughter of Shawn Evans. Rachel’s advice to her classmates is “Be kind to everyone, you could save a life.” While doing very well in school, she is able to work outside of school as well. Ballard staff has stated: “Rachel consistently acts according to her values, beliefs, and principles.” “I’ve never heard an ounce of negativity from her. She always has a positive attitude and works hard to make sure she completes her work on time. She is always pleasant to be around and brightens our day!” “Rachel always has a positive attitude and makes the very best out of every situation. When faced with a challenge she always looks for the positives and meets the challenge head on.” Rachel plans to continue her education at University of Central Missouri.
Pictured: Rachel Evans and Ballard Principal Stephanie Nold

The Miami Student of the Month is Stanley Harriman a Junior. Stanley is the son of Patrick and Lori Harriman. In school he is active in Basketball and Baseball. He enjoys golf and hanging with friends also. Stanley says, “I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for pushing me to get good grades and holding me to high standards.” Miami staff state, “ He is always very attentive and respectful in class. He is not

afraid to ask questions when he does not understand something we are going over in class. He is friendly to staff and students alike.” Stanley plans to join the military and then go to college.
Pictured: Miami Principal Angie Willey and Stanley Harriman

The Adrian Student of the Month is Jayke Welcher a Senior. Jayke is the son of Rob and Jenny Westbrook. In school he is active in FBLA, FCCLA, Football, Baseball, and Acahawks. He also does Soccer, Baseball, and works outside of school. Jayke says, “Always be a leader you know you can be. Jayke plans to attend Pittsburg State University to major in Recreation and Sports Management.
Pictured: Jayke Welcher and Adrian Principal Dustin Bridges

Obituary - Ina Maxine Lee

Ina Lee, 87, of Nevada, MO, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Ina was born on May 31, 1933 in Couch, MO to Loren Bascom and Delphia Florence (Phoenix) Wetzel.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Additional family information will be provided later by Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Sharon Kay Beaver

Sharon Kay Beaver, age 66, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by burial at Raymore Cemetery in Raymore, Missouri.

Sharon was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 19, 1954 to Floyd Allen Vest and Virginia Mae (McClelland) Vest. In the summer of 1974, she was joined in marriage with her husband David on June 21st. Together owning and operating Supreme Glass in Belton, Missouri, and pastoring Living Faith Assembly.

In life, Sharon loved being surrounded by and ministering to children. Her heart and purpose were to share with the kids all about the love of her life, Jesus. At every opportunity, she would tell them of His love for them, how He was the most important decision anyone could ever make, and how vital it was in giving their heart and lives to Him.

Sharon enjoyed playing games and pranks on people. A common thing David would say to Sharon through her life was that he would put on her tombstone, “Never A Dull Moment.” He will be honoring that promise to her. Sharon loved gardening, was a gifted piano player, and singer. She went out of her way to spoil others, especially children. She was an elaborate event planner and had a unique gift for blessing many with this talent. Sharon was a creative genius, amazingly imaginative, and a true visionary. Sharon was a great lover of pets. She loved rescued animals because she was for those who nobody loved. Sharon experienced a lot of hurt and pain in her life and faced a lot of rejection. David would encourage her to keep going forward and that she was greatly loved. She would say “I know God loves me,” but would struggle on other’s reactions at times. Her intention and purpose were to always be kind. She knew the pain words could cause and she always chose kindness.

Sharon was an American patriot. She loved our country and our veterans. She prayed every night for our nation.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Virginia Vest; unborn twin sister; sister, Patricia Vest; brother Robert “Bob” Vest; and brother-in-law, Keith Smith.

She is survived by her loving husband of over forty-six years, David Beaver; son, Michael Beaver; two daughters, Christie Finney (Ryan) and Cherie Ann Radiant (Joseth); two brothers, Jim Vest (Mary Beth) and Jerry Vest (Sally); two sisters, Cathy McClendon (Ed) and Nancy Smith; and three grandchildren, Ava Finney, Ethan Finney, and Fearless Trust Radiant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Living Faith Assembly of God, 110 W. Walnut St., Raymore, Missouri 64083.

Happy Retirement Liesa!

Liesa Scrogham of Butler retired from Cass Regional Medical Center March 5th.

She is a graduate of Research College of Nursing in 1979 with a BSN from Webster University. She started her work as a ward clerk and candy striper. Liesa knowledge and skill will be missed as she has been in the field for about 48 yrs.

We hope her and husband Charlie has a fantastic and happy Retirement

Obituary - Leona F. Catron

Leona F. Catron, 90, Butler, Missouri, formerly of Adrian, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. 

Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, March 12, 2021 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, MO. 

The family will receive friends 1:00-1:45pm Friday at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO. A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.