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Monday, April 29, 2013

Lost Horse

Hello we have lost our miniture horse today. She got out of her pen around 3pm Monday April 29th and headed north. We live on 8002 and 1001 road NW of Passaic. I tracker her north through the timber but still cannot find her. She is very tame and her name is Buttercup.  If found please call Alvin Griffin 660-679-7255 or email at

Early Morning Wreck Injures Foster Man

Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a 1 vehicle accident around 6:05am this morning on Split Road .1 mile East of County Road 2701. The Accident occured when a 2007 Chevrolet driven by Jason R. West 28, of Foster Missouri was traveling eastbound and travelled off the roadway, struck a culvert, over turned then struck another culvert, Before landing on it's wheels and crashing through a fence. West was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Bates County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle. The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Gilkey's Tow of Rich Hill.

Miami D.A.R.E. Graduation 2013

 The Miami R-1 6th grade class held there D.A.R.E. Graduation today. The DARE program enables students to interact with police officers or sheriffs in a controlled, safe, classroom environment. This helps students and officers meet and understand each other in a friendly manner, instead of having to meet when a student commits a crime, or when officers must intervene in domestic disputes and severe family problems. 

According to the D.A.R.E. website, 36 million children around the world —26 million in the U.S. — are part of the program. The program is implemented in 75% of the nation's school districts, and 43 countries around the world. D.A.R.E. was one of the first national programs promoting zero tolerance. The D.A.R.E. program has received numerous accolades and awards for delivering the message to keep "kids off drugs" and remains widely popular.

As of 2009, despite deep Homeland Security budget cuts at state and federal law enforcement levels, DARE continues to graduate 20 million children worldwide annually. Its websites and receive 12 million hits every month and is a resource for parents, teachers, children and community members. 

The Instructors of the DARE curriculum are local police officers who must undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as Child development, Classroom Managment, Teaching techniques, and communication skills. For high school instructors, 40 hours of additional training are prescribed. Police officers are invited by the local school districts to speak and work with students. Police officers are permitted to work in the classroom by the school district and do not need to be licensed teachers. There are programs for different age levels. Working with the classroom teachers, the officers lead students over a number of sessions on workbooks and interactive discussions.The DARE officer this year is Detective Paul Mangano of the Bates County Sheriffs Department

May 8th Butler License Office Closed

The butler License Office will be closed May 8th. there will not be any Driver's License testing on Wednesday May 8th.

Courtesy of FM 92.1


A set of keys have been lost. The key ring had several keys on the ring with one skeleton key. There are no key chains attached to the key ring. If you have found these keys  call the Butler Police department or drop them by the Police Station in Butler.

Obituary - M. Ann Roach

Ann Roach, 89, of Adrian, MO died Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Adrian Manor. She was born Martha Ann Bixby in St. Joseph, MO on November 1, 1923 to Aaron Edward and Audrey Marie Bixby. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Inurnment in East Slopes Cemetery, Riverside, MO. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Adrian Manor in care of the funeral home.

Ann moved to Kansas City, MO in 1932 with her mother and brother, Truman. In the early 1940’s she moved back to St. Joseph and there she met Myron Roach of Mound City, MO. They were married in Maryville, MO in 1943. To this union 7 children were born.

Ann worked at Howard Johnson Motor Lodge on Parkview Road in North Kansas City for 13 years, nine of which she was head housekeeper. In 1986 she moved to Archie, MO. She then went to work at Camden Healthcare in Harrisonville, MO. She worked there until July 1993. She then moved to Adrian in June of 1994.

She was preceded in death by one son, Truman Roach, a grandson, Scotty Clevenger, her parents, two brothers and an infant sister. She is survived by four sons, Jim Roach and his wife, Ella of Kansas City, MO, Jack Roach of Belle, MO, David Roach and his wife, Michelle of Kirkville, IA and Allen Roach and his wife, Laura of Sedalia, MO; two daughters, Margaret Clevenger of Braymer, MO and Kathie Willerton and her husband, Jack of Archie, MO; 27 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Miami FCCLA Trivia Night


Week of May 6 – May 10 ,
All houses north of Ft. Scott Street

Week of May 13 – May 17,
All houses south of Ft. Scott Street

The City of Butler, in cooperation with Bates County Disposal, will be
conducting this citywide clean up for residential properties.
Bates County Disposal will pick up old furniture, appliances, paint, batteries
and miscellaneous junk. The City of Butler will pick up your brush and
limbs placed at the curb. You need to have your clean-up items or trash
separate from your regular weekly trash but should still be at curbside.
Brush needs to be in a pile separate from the rest of your trash and also
placed at curbside. Leaves must be bagged in City of Butler leaf bags in
order to be collected.

NOTE: This clean-up service is for residential properties only. We will
NOT pick up tires or construction/building materials such as lumber,
plywood or shingles. There is a one pickup load limit per household.
Households with larger amounts must make special arrangements with Bates
County Disposal by calling 679-5654. Items not picked up must be removed
from the curb immediately.

PLEASE: have your trash or brush ready at curbside by 6:00 a.m. on
Monday of your clean-up week. They will not make return trips after they
have completed a street. This is a free service provided by the City in the
spring and fall of each year. Residents are reminded not to set out trash
more than one week in advance or you may be subject to code
enforcement action


The Butler Mash Relay for Life Team will host a 5K walk/run for the American Cancer Society on Saturday May 11th. The walk/run will start at 9 am from the east parking lot of Bates County Memorial Hospital. Entry fees received before April 29th are $20.00 per person , after the deadline the fee will be $25.00 per person. Registration forms are available at the News Express on the Butler Square or in the lobby of Bates County Memorial Hospital. For more information you may call Shannon Barth at 660-679-8716 or Robin Fleischer at 660-679-1796