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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Obituary - Anna "Faye" Cowley

Funeral services for Faye Cowley will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel. Contributions to Heartland Hospice.

Anna "Faye" Cowley, age 85 of Butler, Missouri, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Benchmark Healthcare in Harrisonville, Missouri. She was born December 29, 1927 to Marion L. and Vi Anna Elizabeth Wallace Callahan in Deepwater, Missouri.

Faye is survived by two sons, Mike Cowley and wife Sherry of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and Myron Cowley of Grain Valley, Missouri; a daughter, Sue Copeland of Grandview, Missouri; four brothers, Jerry Callahan and wife Carolyn of Gardner, Kansas, Olen Callahan of Pleasanton, Kansas, Wally Callahan of Scottsdale, Arizona and Lee Callahan and wife Mary Ann of Pleasanton, Kansas; three sisters, Ola May Earnest of Pleasanton, Kansas, Kate Holmes of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mary Lou Cox of Independence, Missouri; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth in 2001; a brother, Bob Callahan; a sister, Vivian Steiner and a grandson, Greg Riffle.

2 vehicle accident South Passaic

Bates County Sheriff along with Missouri State Highway Patrol is on scene of a 2 vehicle accident on Business I -49 and County Road 6002 just South of Passaic. Please use caution when traveling in this area the road is blocked.

Circuit Court news March 4-8, 2013‏

Diana L Rich , Clerk
March 4-8, 2013

Jason Michael Chrisman v Amy Jo Talley, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage filed.

Michael & Mary Patrick v Millsap & Singer, P.C., BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP & Community First Bank & Beverly A Larrick, Petition filed.

Laura B Cantrell v Randy L Cantrell, Dissolution of Marriage granted.

Tina V Mitchell v Michael L Mitchell, Michael filed Motion to Terminate Child Support.

St v. Billy D Thornburg, I: Felony statutory rape, II: Felony statutory rape, set for 4-15-13 .

St v. Presley B Henry, I: Felony Deviate Sexual Assault, II: Felony Deviate Sexual Assault, III: Felony Deviate Sexual Assault, IV: endangering welfare of child, V: endangering welfare of child, VI: endangering welfare of child, set for 4-15-13.

St v. Lisa D Morgan, Felony possession of controlled substance, marijuana/methamphetamine, set for 4-15-13.

St v. Lisa D Morgan, Felony possession of controlled substance, marijuana/methamphetamine, set for 4-15-13.

Aaron L Wattenbach v Christina M Wattenbach, Dissolution of Marriage is granted.

St v. Cora I Brown, I: Felony possession/distribution of controlled substance, morphine to a child, II: Felony endangering welfare of a child, III: Felony attempted to dispense controlled substance, morphine, case set for 4-15-13.

St v. Kyle R Miller, I: Felony possession of controlled substance, marijuana, amended Felony distribution of controlled substance filed, set for 3-18-13.

St v. Dennis M. Coon, Felony theft/stealing, set for 4-15-13.

St. v. Dennis M. Coon, I: Felony burglary, II: Felony theft/stealing, set for 4-15-13.

Obituary - Earl F. Browning

Funeral services for Earl F. Browning will be 2:00 PM Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Mullinax Funeral Home in Drexel, Missouri. (816) 657-4400. Visitation will be held prior to service at 1:00 PM. Burial in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Messages of condolence may be left at

Earl Browning, age 93, of Drexel, Missouri passed away March 5, 2013 in Adrian, Missouri. A complete obituary will be published as the information becomes available.

Obituary - Berry Lynn Garrison

Berry Lynn “Bear” Garrison, 77, Raymore, MO died Wed, March 6, 2013 at his home. Services will be Saturday, March 9, at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00pm, a Masonic service will begin at 2:00pm, with the funeral to follow. Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions to the Raymore Historical Society or the Ararat Transportation Fund.

Berry was born July 11, 1935 in Kansas City, MO to Berry L. and Zelpha (Barnes) Garrison. Berry was a Firefighter with the Kansas City, MO Fire Dept. 28 years before his retirement in 1990. He was a member of Firefighter Local #42. He was a member of the East Gate Masonic Lodge, East Gate York Rite, KC Scottish Rite and the Ararat Temple. He was a duel member, and Past Master of Belton Masonic Lodge #450. He served as D.D.G.M. of the 20th Masonic District of Missouri, he was a member and past president of the Raymore Historical Society.

Berry was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Hewitt. He is survived by two daughters, Susan (Desmond) Roach, Higginsville, MO and Deonna Bashir, Kansas City, MO; two grandsons, Justin Roach and Ubaid (Chip) Bashir; two granddaughters, Brandy (Richard) Hatfield and Jennifer (Matthew) McMillen; nine great-grandchildren, Dillen Griffith, Anthony Hatfield, Madison Hatfield, Addi McMillen, Kaylee McMillen, Jacob McMillen, McKenna Roach, Jaden Roach, Tessa Roach and Justin Lee Roach, Jr.; his best friend and companion of 25 years, Jo Ann Bonner and extended family, Eric (Diann) Bonner, Huntsville, A l, Elizabeth (Gabe) Cook and Sara Allison Bonner.

Time to say goodbye to Frosty

Well, we hate to say it, but it's time to start saying goodbye to the snowmen and snow sculptures in your yards. Temperatures will begin their climb today, reaching the 40s to 50s in some areas. Warm overnight temperatures and even warmer daytime readings in the 50s to 60s are likely Friday and Saturday. 

Rain chances still look high for Friday night through Saturday with potential rainfall totals of 0.5" to 1" by Saturday night. 

We end this post in the words of Frosty, "Don't you cry I'll be back again some day". Have a GREAT Thursday!

Courtesy of NWS

Ballard School Sophomore Class fundraiser

Miami R-1 FCCLA Fundraiser

Wreck-It Ralph


Showing at the
Amsterdam Movie Theater
This Friday 3/8/13
At 6:30

Free Admission
Concessions Will Be For Sale
Help Support FCCLA Booster Club
Help Get Our Girls To State!!!!

Job opening available

Skydive Kansas City is looking for someone for weekend help. Must have knowledge in Excel, And be able to multitask and have good computer service skills. Please email your resume to which is located at the Butler Airport.

New Bates County/ Butler History Book Available

The book "Around Butler" which was written by Vance Woods and Brian Phillips is now available to the public. This book is loaded with pictures and past history of Butler and Bates County... Be sure you get your copy these are being sold for $21.99  and can be bought at the  following place..Quilt Shop and the Butler Inn Restaurant now. There will be a book signing March 15th at the Bates County courthouse, South side Cafe and the Butler Inn.