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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Structure fire in Rich Hill

 Butler Fire Department is in route to a mutual aid in assisting Rich Hill Fire with a structure fire. No much info available on this. Bates County Live will post more info when it becomes available.

Obituary - Carl Henry Selle

 Carl Henry Selle, 67, Adrian, Missouri, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Adrian. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Adrian, Missouri.

MoDOT/Southwest Winter Travel Advisory: For Wed. Afternoon/Evening, February 20‏

February 19, 2013
MoDOT/Southwest Winter Travel Advisory:
For Wed. Afternoon/Evening, February 20
Icy Roads Possible Wednesday Afternoon into Evening. Use Extra Caution If you Drive!
Weather Forecast: A wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow is expected to begin falling in extreme southwest Missouri by early afternoon on Wednesday. Also, windy conditions are possible with the winter storm.
Travel Conditions: Roads may become slick in many parts of southwest Missouri during the early afternoon into evening hours. Conditions on roadways will deteriorate as the storm travels through southwest Missouri. Also, with icy conditions and high winds, ice-covered trees and power lines may fall into area roadways. Roads may become impassable if trees and power lines fall into the roadway.
Road Clearing: MoDOT workers will be on duty as the storm approaches and will begin treating and plowing roads as conditions deteriorate. They will have chainsaws and will try to clear roads of tree debris as best as quickly as possible. However, they will not be able to remove downed power lines and will have to rely on local power companies to respond to these areas.
Icy Weather Driving Tips:
* Buckle up.
* Adjust your speed to conditions. You may not be able to see ice on the road.
* Be alert for road conditions that may change as you drive.
* Do NOT drive over downed utility lines. Assume every downed line is an electrical line.
* Don't tailgate.
* Focus on driving and avoid distractions.
* Keep your windshield and other windows clear to help you see.
* Stay at least 100 feet behind a truck plowing/salting the road.
Road Condition Information:
* MoDOT Customer Service: 1-888-275-6636
* MoDOT Traveler Information map:
Follow MoDOT/Southwest: and

Obituary - Margaret Jean Hedrick

 Margaret Jean Hedrick, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice.

Obituary - Mildred Pulliam Otto

V. Mildred Otto, 104, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, formerly of Archie, Missouri, died Monday, February 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Archie, Missouri with visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Archie United Methodist Church, Archie, MO 64725.

Mildred, daughter of James Simeon and Ethel Mae (Roberts) Pulliam, was born November 3, 1908 near Adrian, Missouri. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1927 and attended Central Missouri State Teachers Collegein Warrensburg, Missouri. Mildred taught at the Crawford, Fairview and Liberty rural Schools near Adrian, Missouri.

Mildred was married to Carl A. Otto on January 19, 1932 in Adrian. She was a member of the Archie United Methodist Church.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Aubrey and her husband, Carl. Survivors include her son, James C. “Lyle” Otto and wife, Evelyn; grandson, Brian Otto and wife, Jessica; granddaughter, Carla Thomas and husband, John; great-grandchildren, Joseph and Braeden Thomas and Makayla and Peyton Otto.
The family would like to thank Harden Hospice. Mildred will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Defendants sentenced to DOC‏

On February 19, 2013 the following defendant(s) plead guilty or were found guilty and sentenced by the Honrable James K. Journey.
Defendant:Dylan S. Richards
From:Montrose, MO 
Sentence: 5 year 120 day ITC

Defendant:Dylan S. Richards
From:Montrose, MO 
Charge:possession of more than 5 grams of marijuana
Sentence: 5 year 120 day ITC

Update on weather Wednesday and Thrusday

Possible power issues with ice covering
 The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill held a briefing at 11am. Bates County will feel the impact of the approaching Winter storm! Check out the two graphics just posted that were part of the NWS briefing. 

  • Wednesday NightSnow before 5am, then freezing rain and sleet. Low around 26. East wind 11 to
     8 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible
  • 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • ThursdayRain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 4pm, then a chance of rain between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 5pm. High near 35. Breezy, with a east southeast wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Thursday NightA chance of rain, snow, and freezing drizzle before 9pm, then a slight chance of snow and freezing drizzle between 9pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Predicted Freezing Rain Wednesday night and Thursday

Courtesy of Bates County Emergency Management

Official Butler State Wrestling Press release

On Thursday through Saturday, February 14-16, Trey Heckadon, a junior wrestler for the Butler Bears, competed in the MSHSAA class 1 state wrestling tournament in Columbia.  Trey finished 4th in Missouri class 1 in the 126 lb weight class.  This is Trey’s third consecutive medal at the state tournament, placing 5th in 2011 and 2nd in 2012.  Trey joins Scott White, Tony Brown, Blayne Varns, and Derek Varns as only the fifth Butler wrestler in school history to bring home three medals from the state tournament. 

Coach’s Comments
“We are very proud of Trey’s state performance.  Most wrestlers have 3 solid in-season months of preparation prior to the state tournament.  Trey had only about 6 weeks on the mat to put together his run at the state tournament.  All things considering, he had a great tournament.  Luck doesn’t always favor you in wrestling.  Champions and great wrestlers fight through pain and make their own breaks.  Trey showed, once again, why he is one of the best wrestlers in the state at his weight class this past weekend.  Next season, we plan to see him at the top of the medal stand.  We also plan to qualify several new Bear wrestlers to go on the trip with him.”

Bates County Cattlewomen Scholarship‏

 The Bates County Cattle women are once again offering a $250 Sirloin Award Scholarship to area high school seniors with a beef project or beef activity. The scholarship is paid directly to the college on the second semester of full time attendance. The deadline has been moved up to May 1st this year and the address where to apply has been changed.  


The Bates County Cattlewomen’s Association will award $250 to an outstanding senior member in a Beef enterprise or project who is a member of the following organizations:
Butler, Adrian, Rich Hill, Miami or Ballard FFA, Archie/Drexel FFA if you live in Bates county, and/or Bates County 4H.

1        You must be enrolled in a Market Beef or Beef Production enterprise or project
2        You must be a senior in high school during the current calendar year
3        You may win the award only once
4        Applications are due by MAY 1ST of the current SENIOR year of high school

Winners should exhibit the basic knowledge and skills gained from all facets the beef enterprise.  Selection criteria should include the following:

1.      Member’s knowledge of their respective project; beef production or market beef. (i.e. gestation table, heat cycles, age at weaning, EPDs, average rate of gain, feed conversion, balancing a ration, feed cost per pound of gain, etc.)
2.      Practical vet knowledge and skills (i.e. bovine diseases, vaccines, worming, proper injection techniques, beef quality assurance practices, etc.)
3.      Good record keeping skills.  Project record books should be complete.  The award will not be decided by the profitability of the individual’s beef enterprise.
4.   Citizenship, work ethic, leadership and participation in beef projects

Presentation will be made at the Bates County Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting.
Payment is to be made after the first semester of college is completed.
Payment will be made directly to the college. 
Honorees will be required to submit proof of their full time attendance and a GPA of at least 2.5, or the award will go to the next candidate in line.  

Applications should be submitted to:

                        Evelyn Morrow
                        RR 2 Box 112
                        Butler MO 64730

Bob Gunn Memorial Tournament April 21st

The 21st Annual Bob Gunn Memorial Tournament is set for Sunday April 21st. Registration is required and is open to anyone 18 years old or older.
 The Bob Gunn Golf Tournament will be a $10,000.00 hole in one contest with 5 flights and 3 places. Tee times will be assigned, you must have a cart and they will be available. Check in time will be 30 minutes prior to Tee Time.
 Contact any Adrian Lions Club Member or send your check or money order to: Adrian Lions Club P.O. Box 81 in Adrian. Do not send cash and there will not be any refunds. That’s the 21st Annual Bob Gun Memorial Golf Tournament Sunday April 21st.

From the office of Wanda Brown 116th District State Representative

 House Approves Sunshine Law Extension to Protect Schools
 This week we approved legislation on the House floor to allow schools and hospitals to keep their security plans and measures out of the hands of those who would misuse the information. The bill comes in response to a section of Missouri’s Sunshine Law that expired at the end of 2012 that exempted security procedures and plans from the open records law. Reinstating the exemption is an important step to take to ensure the methods schools use to keep children safe remain private.
The bill would reinstate the exemption and give schools the peace of mind to know their security procedures cannot be obtained by what is known as a Sunshine request. Specifically, it would make the exemption to Missouri’s open records law permanent. The exemption protects the key security procedures used by schools, hospitals and courthouses from being released to the public.
In the wake of the tragedy that took place in Connecticut, we must make absolutely certain our schools are as safe and secure as possible. I look for the legislature to move this piece of legislation quickly through the process so this important change becomes law as soon as possible.
Voter ID Measure Receives House Approval
Legislation to require photo identification to vote was approved in committee last week and this week received approval from the full House of Representatives. The premise of the bill is a very simple one – if you show up at the polling place to cast your vote, you should be able to prove that you are who you say you are. It’s a measure meant to protect the sanctity of the voting process and to ensure that every vote counts by removing the potential for fraud from the elections process.
The photo ID requirement is one we have seen several other states adopt over the years. While some may claim it is meant to prevent some voters from going to the polling place, the opposite is actually true. In Indiana, where they put a photo ID requirement in place in 2008, they’ve actually seen voter turnout improve. In fact, it was a professor from our own University of Missouri who did a study that showed voter turnout increased after the law was in place. It’s a positive change I think can be attributed to the fact voters in Indiana had more confidence that the voting process was fair and free from fraud with the requirement in place.
This year we will work to give voters the chance to approve a similar system here in Missouri. The bills are making their way through the process now and I’ll do my best to keep you updated as they take major steps forward in the coming weeks.
Benevolent Tax Credit Bill Moves through House (HB 87)
 The Missouri House of Representatives passed legislation last week that would reauthorize several tax credits designed to encourage donations to charitable organizations. These benevolent tax credits that help organizations like food pantries, pregnancy resource centers and child advocacy centers expired last year.
My colleagues and I in the House tried to extend the programs during the 2012 session, but the issue was ultimately tied to other tax credit programs that were the source of extensive debate in the Senate. This year we hope to separate the issue and keep the focus on the many benefits the charitable tax credit programs provide to the people of Missouri.
The credits encourage private donations to these worthy causes by lowering the state income tax burden for those who donate. In effect, a donor would get back half of their donation to a charitable cause in the form of a credit to the state income tax they owe. It’s a program that worked well over the years and one that costs the state less than $3 million each year.
The truth is that our non-profit organizations do amazing work for the people of Missouri who need help, and we want them and the many other benevolent non-profits to have the opportunity to continue their work. We can give them a helping hand by restoring the tax credits that encourage Missourians to give to these worthy causes.
With our passage of the bill, it now moves to the Senate for consideration. Given the fact the Senate has already approved a similar bill, I think it’s safe to say we will see some form of this legislation on the governor’s desk sooner rather than later.

Happenings in Hume

Hume News

      The Hume After-Prom committee will be hosting a Taco Feed in the Multi-purpose room on February 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The after-prom committee works hard for the kids to have a safe and fun time after their prom.

      The Sophomore Class at Hume is sponsoring a benefit basketball game on Friday, March 1.  The Junior High and High School students will play faculty and community members.  There will be activities with prizes for the elementary students.  Admission will be charged and a concession stand provided.

       The Hume PTO is collecting Box Top Labels and Best Choice Labels. But now, they are starting to collect Food Fair receipts (Rich Hill Store Only).  Food Fair will give our school $250.00 for joining this collection plus, they will match one dollar to every hundred dollars spent.  So, what you need to do is save yours, your neighbors and family/friends Food Fair receipts.  Place them in a baggie with your students name on front of the baggie, just like you do with your box tops and best choice labels.  Food Fair will at the end of each quarter give a classroom party for the most receipts collected.  So let’s start our collecting…spread the word!  There is also a drop box in the front lobby of the school and at the Security Bank lobby.
        The Hume Community Choir practices on Monday evening in the music room at 7:00 p.m.  If you love to sing, please join us.  You will need to enter through the east doors of the school.

        Hume Fair Dates are July 30 through August 3, 2013.  We are looking for Prince and Princess Candidates ages 5 to 11 years old and Rodeo Queen Candidate’s ages 12 to 18 years old.  Also, please don’t forget for $10.00 per photo, you can have your child or children added in the special feature of future community leaders of the Hume Fair Paper.  We are please to announce that this is the same price that it was featured for last year. 

      The people who volunteer their time and talent to work for the school and community strive to make it a place we can be proud of, so no matter what or how small, you can play an important role in helping out.  See you there!

Butler City Police Activity Report 2-12 / 2-18

02/12/2013  Theft report 100 block of N Orange
Accident 200 block of N Havannah
Medical assist Flaming Lantern
Animal complaint 100 block of W Ft Scott

02/13/2013  Well being check 400 block of N Main
Accident Dakota and Delaware
Harassment Report
Well being check 500 block of N Fulton
Fight 400 block of E Dakota

02/14/2013  Attempted theft 100 block of S Austin
Medical assist 800 block of N Water
Theft Super 8
Warrant service 1000 block of W Ft Scott
Medical assist 800 block of North St

02/15/2013  Assist fire dept Chestnut and Broadway
Theft report Wal Mart
Warrant arrest 200 block of E Dakota
Check Fraud
Walk in Vandalism report
Theft report Absolute Archery

02/16/2013  Medical assist Nursery and Rice Rd
Warrant service Mill St
Animal complaint 800 Block of S High

02/17/2013  Well being check 400 block of S Delaware
Noise complaint 300 block of Fulton
Well being check Fran Apts
Theft 600 block of W Dakota
Disturbance 800 block of Wix Lane

02/18/2013  Accident McDonalds
Walk in theft report
Animal complaint 400 block of N Maple