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Monday, December 17, 2012

Obituary - Randy Cook

  Funeral services for Randy Cook will be 1:00 PM Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660) 679-0009 with Pastor Dick Pierson officiating. Visitation Wednesday evening, 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family atwww.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Randy Dale Cook, 59 of Butler, Missouri passed away December 17, 2012 at his home in Butler surrounded by his family.
Randy was born August 31, 1953 in Butler, the son of Grant and Betty (Mahan) Cook. He grew up and attended school in Butler, graduating in 1971. He was very active in sports all throughout his younger years, particularly baseball and football. Notably, his pitching skills earned him the nickname “Rock’n Fire.” Randy played on the American Legion Team. On the football field, his skills earned him the nickname of “Rook,” which he is still called today by close friends.
Randy married Debra Ann Berkebile, his high school sweetheart, November 9, 1974, and to this union, two sons were born.
Throughout Randy’s life, he enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and listening to and playing music. Early on Randy found a love of music through his brothers Roy and Jerry; Randy then passed that love of music on to his own family, attending countless concerts together throughout his life.  It should be mentioned that Randy’s sons know all the Eagles songs by heart, and they will pass that love of music on to their children as well.
Years ago, a Sunday morning ritual was to gather at Grandma and Grandpa (“Bluster”) Cook’s house on High Street in Butler for coffee and ‘taters and eggs with “the Mayor,” (brother Jerry), sister Shirley, brother-in-law Delbert, and brother Roy.  That old kitchen table has seen some good spills, some great conversations, and even better arguments! The past few years, he and Debbie enjoyed many trips to the home of his sister and brother-in-law Kay and Ken in Hiram, Georgia.  Many, many good times were had by the pool and under the gazebo with the music and drinks flowing.
Randy began working for MoDOT in 1974, and retired in 2008 as an area supervisor. On October 24, 2011, his new role became “Papa” with the birth of his first grandchild.  Randy enjoyed getting down on the floor and interacting with his grandson, Beckett Dale, who is named for Randy.
In his retirement, Randy developed a love of limestone and began building an elaborate limestone patio at his home, the rocks for which were mined by him and Debbie. He enjoyed reading, especially books about the CIA, wars, and current events. He had a passion for Mizzou Sports, coupled with a love/hate relationship with the University’s head football coach, Gary Pinkel. His sons often received numerous text messages containing expletives regarding play-calling, personnel, and in-game adjustments.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers.  He is survived by his wife Debbie of Butler; his two sons, Blake Cook and wife Ashley, parents of Randy’s grandson, Beckett; and Bayler Cook and wife Christine, all of Roeland Park, Kansas. He also leaves behind two sisters: Shirley Umstattd and husband Delbert of Ballard, Missouri, and Kay Hager and husband Ken of Hiram, Georgia; sister-in-law Gayle Cook of Butler; numerous nieces and nephews, and his furry friend Burke.

Letter to Miami R-1 Students.

Dear Parents and Patrons of Miami High School:

 We are deeply sadden by the events that has taken place in Connecticut school last Friday morning. The loss of life that took place is a horrible tragedy. During times like these it's only natural to think about the children in our own community. The Miami R-1 School District wants to assure each of you that we share your concern over such tragedies and are vigilant and proactive to prevent them.

 If your child would like to speak to someone at school about his or her feelings regarding the tragedy, Please let us know or encourage him/her to reach out to a trusted adult.

 District Officials meet regularly  to review safety protocols, procedures, and crisis prevention plans. Miami takes pride in maintaining safety of our students as well as teachers. In addition our school district has a strong partnership and communication with local law enforcement officials. Please be assured that the Miami R-1 School District has the safety and best interest of every child in mind at all times. We will continue to work together to make sure that our students have a safe and secure environment to learn in.

Please continue to keep the victims of the Connecticut School Tragedy in your thoughts and prayers

Frank Dahman ED. S.
Superintendent



Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012


12-10-2012

 PROPERTY DAMAGE-PASSAIC
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
FRAUD-AMORET Bates County Deputies took a walk in report of Fraudulent Use Of A Credit/Debit Device
NOTIFICATION-ADRIAN
THEFT-HUME
STRANDED MOTORIST-BUTLER
ANIMAL DEAD-BUTLER
HARASSMENT-ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING-AMORET
                    
12-11-2012

AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP-RICH HILL Bates County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in Rich Hill, MO. Citation issued for operated vehicle on highway without valid license.
CHECK WELL BEING-BUTLER
HARASSMENT-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-DREXEL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
EXTRA PATROL- RICH HILL
                    
12-12-2012

TRAFFIC STOP-RICH HILL Bates County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in rural Rich Hill, MO. Gary W Griblin was arrested on warrants.
CHECK WELL BEING-RICH HILL
FIRE-AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER-FOSTER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-ADRIAN
MVA-SPRUCE
SPEAK TO OFFICER-ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING-AMORET
ANIMAL AT LARGE-ADRIAN
 
12-13-2012

MVA-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-ROCKVILLE
THEFT-ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST-ARCHIE
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
ABANDON VEHICLE-AMORET
STRANDED MOTORIST-ADRIAN
C&I-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-FOSTER
NOISE-RICH HILL
 
12-14-2012

AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
C&I-BUTLER Bates County Deputies responded to a wrong way driver on I-49 in rural Butler, MO.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-ARCHIE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
PROPERTY DAMAGE-BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE-ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
THEFT-ADRIAN
MVA-ADRIAN
ASSAULT-HUME Bates County Deputies responded to a report of an assault that occurred in the Hume area.
 
 
12-15-2012

MVA-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
ABANDON VEHICLE-BUTLER
C&I-BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE-RICH HILL
ANIMAL NEGLECT-ADRIAN
ALARM-AMORET
ANIMAL AT LARGE-ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
DISTURBANCE-BUTLER Deputies responded to a domestic assault in the Rt. 4 Butler area.
AMBULANCE REQUEST-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-AMSTERDAM
ANIMAL AT LARGE-RICH HILL
EXTRA PATROL-AMORET
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
 
 
 12-16-2012  

DOMESTIC-RICH HILL
STRANDED MOTORIST-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
BURGLARY-RICH HILL Deputies responded to a domestic assault in the Rt. 4 Butler area.  
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
DOMESTIC-RICH HILL
ABMULANCE REQUEST-MERWIN
SPEAK TO OFFICER-RICH HILL
DISTURBANCE-AMORET  
 
 
Rich Hill Police Department Activity Report
December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012
12-10-2012

DOMESTIC
ANIMAL AT LARGE
 
12-11-2012

CHECK WELL BEING
ALARM

Obituary - Mary Lou Sutton


  Funeral services for Mary Lou Sutton will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Irene McCoun officiating. Visitation will be 5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Butler Public Library, Diabetes  Foundation or American Heart Association.



   Mary Lou Sutton, age 85 of Butler, Missouri, died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born March 18, 1927 to Perry and Bessie Belle Rhodes Tucker in Spruce, Missouri.


  Mary is survived by two sons, Richard “Dick” Sutton and wife Candace of Butler, Missouri and Larry Paul Sutton of Kansas City, Missouri; three daughters, Juanita “Nita” Cook of Bentonville, Arkansas, Letitia “Tish” Foster and husband Larry of Butler, Missouri and Rebecca “Becky” Sutton of Raytown, Missouri; one sister, Juanita Rogge of LaHabra, California; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elmer in 2008; one daughter, Edith, “Edi” Dixon; three brothers, Tommy, Kenneth and Dick Tucker; and one sister, Grace Landers.

Winner announced for the City of Butler Home Decorating Contest

   Jenny Johnson of  9 Courtney Drive is this years winner of the Annual Butler Home Decorating Contest out of 46 houses Mrs. Johnson's was picked. She will receive 100$ off of her electric bill. Second place went to Earl Vanslyke of 4 Courtney Drive he will receive 75$ off of his Electric Bill. Third place was Darrell Fischer of 807 Hillcrest he will be awarded 50$ off of his Electric Bill. The city of Butler would like to thank all 46 houses entered in this years contest they will receive 10$ off there Electric Bill

Fire at Butler Plaza Appartments

   The Butler Fire Department was called out to a fire this morning at the Butler Plaza Apartments Located at 409 Fran Avenue in Butler ( Just south of Wal-Mart). Little information is available at this time as they are still doing a investigation. Bates County Live will have a full report when it's released.