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Friday, March 8, 2013

Update on Drexel Boys Basketball

  The Drexel Boys Basketball team played Meadville tonight in the 3rd place game of the State Playoffs and won with the final score being 70-50. Congratulation to the Drexel Boys Basketball team on a great year.

Don’t be a Dud...Buy a Spud!


   If baked potatoes and homemade cookies tempt your taste buds, then make note of the following information for the popular Bates County Youth Advocacy Potato Day! On Friday, March 22 from 11:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m. and for the price of $5.00, you can have a large baked potato(choice of ham or chili), sour cream, a homemade cookie and a drink delivered to your home or business (immediate Butler area only).

To get your potato feast, you can order one of two ways:Call to the Get Fit Gym and Fitness in Butler at 200-2100 between Friday, March 15 through Wednesday, March 20th. Or you can place your order anytime by email at bcyouthadvocacycouncil@gmail.com. Cut off on orders is Wednesday evening, March 20th. Be sure and state where you want the delivery, the time you want delivery, choice of ham or chili, and your drink choice of Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite or water.   There are a limited number of potatoes available, so place your order today. Proceeds will go the BCYAC projects that include the Butler Youth Center, Day Camp and the Pool Pals program.


Courtesy FM92.1

Job opening available C.N.A. needed locally

 Quality Home Care, Inc. has a full time C.N.A. position available for the Adrian area. This includes full benefits and a great work environment. Please call 660-679-6733 for information.

Obituary - Rex Lee Miller

Rex Lee Miller, 57, Warrensburg, Missouri, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, March 11 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Warsaw, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandchildren’s Fund, c/o Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 West Wall Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

Electrical Lines laying over the road


City of Butler workers is on scene of  Electrical lines that are laying over the roadway on Adams Street just East of High Street in Butler. Please use caution if traveling in this area

Logo Deadline Fast Approaching


The Deadline to submit digital logos for contest for Highways, Hogs & Hillbillies Poker Run is Monday, April 1st to signs@signsbyrobbie.com with subject line HHH Art Contest.  Mail in address is HHH Art Contest, c/o Robbie Musik, Rt. 2 Butler.  Call 816-872-5659 with any questions.




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State Capitol News from Representative Wanda Brown



School Construction Act (HB 34)
 
Last week we passed legislation that would give many schools a chance to complete renovation and upgrade projects that they currently cannot afford. Right now, our public schools have to pay the prevailing wage for the construction projects they undertake. In some areas, the prevailing wage is so high that schools simply cannot afford to make much-needed repairs and improvements. In fact, we know of some schools that have been forced to turn to volunteer labor in order to do roof repairs. It’s a position we don’t want to put our schools in, especially during a time when their budgets are already stretched thin.

By exempting our schools from the prevailing wage requirement, we can give them the opportunity to hire contractors at an affordable rate. We also can keep jobs in our area by giving our local contractors the opportunity to do the work. I believe this is a great option to give our schools the flexibility they need to complete the repairs and improvements necessary to maintain a safe learning environment for our young people.

Employment Law Reform (HB 320)

 
Also a bill approved in the Missouri House is meant to improve our business climate so that we can retain existing employers and attract new businesses. The legislation changes the Missouri Human Rights Act to bring it in line with federal discrimination standards. In effect, it would require a worker to prove that discrimination was a motivating factor in a wrongful termination case. The current standard requires only that workers prove discrimination is a contributing factor.

Business leaders from around the state have come together to support the change because the current standard allows for too many frivolous lawsuits. The goal with the bill is to strike the right balance so that employees are protected against discrimination based on race, religion or sex, while also making certain that businesses aren’t overrun by an endless stream of frivolous lawsuits. By making our state law mirror the federal law, we believe we can create the kind of environment that will be fair to both employers and employees.

As always, please do not hesitate to call or write me anytime with your questions or thoughts on these or any other issue.  My Capitol office phone number is 573-751-3971 and my email is wanda.brown@house.mo.gov.

Drexel Boys Basketball fall short


In the Class 1 Boys Semi-Final Basketball game the Drexel Bobcats fell a little short with a heartbreaking loss 65-64 to the Eminence Redwings. The Bobcats finished with a amazing season and a record of 29-2 and on Friday March 8th will play Meadville in the 3rd place Consolation game. This game will start at 6:40pm and will air on FM. 92.1 Radio Station.