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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Accident North of Butler on I-49

Bates County Sheriff along with Butler Fire Department is in route to a 1 vehicle accident just North of the 52 West overpass on I-49. No injuries. Reportedly The vehicle struck a deer in the roadway. Please use caution when traveling in this area.

Lunch Special Delivery‏

Brisket Sandwich Meal Brisket Sandwich Meal
May 17 (Sandwich, Chip, Drink)
$7 for the Meal 
$6 for the Sandwich 
Pre Order by May 16
We will deliver to Business 
Call 660-424-9181 
 Or 660-229-4045

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This Money will help 2 Travel basketball team. 

Allstate Insurance Company Comes to Butler

Allstate Insurance Company is proud to announce that the Cook Insurance Agency has been selected to join Allstate in helping protect the residents of Butler from Mayhem as one of its Allstate independent agencies.

“Allstate has always been known as a leader in the insurance industry and with our agency representing Allstate, Butler residents can now have a local representative and benefit from such a reputable company like Allstate,” stated Charles Rush, Owner of the Cook Insurance Agency.

The Cook Agency has been a fixture in Butler since opening its doors in 1934 and has long been helping to protect local residents from uncertainty. However, with their recent appointment by Allstate, Butler residents can now, truly be in Good Hands.

“We are excited to have the Cook Insurance Agency join Allstate as one of our Independent Agencies,” stated John Kane, Field Vice President. “We are extremely selective in our process of bring aboard new representatives and the criteria for selection is rigorous. This is a testament to the quality that we feel the Cook Insurance Agency will offer their customers with Allstate’s extensive line of insurance products.”

Dave Barrett, Territory Sales Consultant for Allstate, having responsibility over Allstate Independent Agencies for the state of Missouri added, “We have a lot of confidence in the Cook Agency and are happy to have them representing us in Butler. We know Charles and his team are going to be great assets for local residents in ensuring they have the Allstate protection they need.”

The Cook Insurance Agency is located at 7 North Main Street in Butler and area residents can stop in to get a free quote and see how Allstate can better protect them from Mayhem.

Obituary - Valla Nadine Cumpton

Cremation. Memorial services for Valla Cumpton are pending at this time. Further information will be posted at a later date. Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel, Missouri (816) 657-4400. Messages of condolence may be left at

Valla Cumpton, age 64, of Drexel, Missouri passed away May 7, 2013 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents Margaret McClung and Delbert Cumpton, and a sister Marilyn Michael. Valla is surivived by:  son Brian Cumpton, daughter Peggy Burris; sister Carolyn Stephens; 5 grandchildren.

Amsterdamn Jubilee upcoming Events

Bake sale at McBee's in Amsterdam May 10th  2-6 pm.  Anyone wanting to donate items call Pam at 200-2040 or Kim at 679-5909
Night out at the Park
Dinner of Hot dog/ hamburger, chips, potato salad, or slaw, and a drink $5.00  Homemade IceCream $2 a cup. starts at 5pm in the Amsterdam park.  May 18th
Royalty Wanted for the 2013 Jubilee contact Pam or Kim numbers listed above
Dusk to Dawn Tournament
June 8-9
Miami ball field
$150 per team 5 men & 5 Women per team   cash prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
for more info or to sign up a team call pam at 200-2040
Pancake Breakfast June 15th
at Amsterdam community building
7-9 am 
Pancakes cooked by Freeman Stanfill

Obituary - Hazel Irene Feeback

Hazel Irene Feeback, 91, Belton, Missouri, died Monday, May 6, 2013 at The Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri with visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice of Kansas City, 1001 East 101st Terrace, Suite 180, Kansas City, MO 64131.

Boys District Track Results‏

Yesterday the Butler Bears traveled to Holden for the District track meet.The weather turned out beautiful and that  allowed the athletes to perform at their best. The boys team placed 7th out of 16 teams. Everyone went out and gave it their all to try to qualify for the sectional track meet next Saturday. To qualify the athlete must place in the top four in their event. Here are your sectional qualifiers for the 2013 season:

Triple Jump: Trey Mareth- 2nd place

Shot Put: Jordan Olson- 4th place

4x200 relay: Kyle Todd- 2nd place
                    Tanner McGuire
                    Corbin Duffield
                    Austin Castaneda

400m Dash: Austin Castaneda- 1st place District Champion with a time of 51.97

4x400 relay: Kyle Todd- 1st place District Champions with a time of 3:35.80
                    Corbin Duffield
                    Brett Miller
                    Austin Castaneda

Here are the athletes who placed in the top 8 earning their team much needed and valuable points:

Long Jump: Corbin Duffield- 7th place

100 m dash: Trey Mareth- 7th place

300m hurdles: Devan Loveall- 6th place

District Girls Track Results‏

Yesterday the Butler Bears traveled to Holden for the District track meet. The weather turned out beautiful and that allowed the athletes to perform at their best.

The girls team placed 3rd out of 16 teams.

Everyone went out and gave it their all to try to qualify for the sectional track meet next Saturday. To qualify the athlete must place in the top four in their event.

Here are your sectional qualifiers for the 2013 season:

Long Jump: Kayla Morris- 3rd place

100 M Hurdles: Kiersten Morris-2nd place

100 M Dash: Kayla Morris- 2nd place
                   Abby Loveall- 3rd place

300 M Hurdles: Kiersten Morris- 1st place District Champion with a time of 50.1

200 M Dash: Kayla Morris- 1st place District Champion with a time of 27.29

4x400 relay: Makenna Hannah, Chelsea Spencer, Amy Miller, Abby Loveall- 3rd place

Here are the athletes who placed in the top 8 earning their team much needed and valuable points:

High Jump: Aarika Gardner- 7th place
                       Amy Miller- 8th place

Triple Jump: Amy Miller 7th place

Shot Put: Gabby Blevins- 8th place

4x800 M Relay: Jenay Rosier, Tabitha Foote, Hali Heckadon, Katie Henry- 8th place

100 M Hurdles: Ashleigh Floyd- 7th place

4x200 M Relay: Makenna Hannah, Chelsea Spencer, Amy Miller, Abby Loveall- 6th place

4x100 M Relay: Ashleigh Floyd, Aarika Gardner, Chelsea Spencer, Makenna Hannah- 7th place

400 M Dash: Abby Loveall- 5th place

300 M Hurdles: Ashleigh Floyd- 8th place

800 M Run: Katie Henry- 8th place

3200 M Run: Tabitha Foote- 8th place

Farm Service Agency’s Upcoming Enrollment deadlines

(Butler, Mo.), May 7, 2013—Bates County Executive Director Michael Finley for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that June 3, 2013, is the final day to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Protection (ACRE) program for the 2013 crop year. ACRE is a revenue-based safety net, as opposed to the price-based safety net provided by counter-cyclical payments through the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP).

2013 DCP signup has lagged behind its normal pace with very few farms enrolled for the annual October payment $$. We would like to encourage producers to come in as soon as possible to beat the lines to sign up.

The USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup begins May 20, 2013 thru June 14, 2013. The general signup allows producers to enter 10 to 15 year contracts to convert row crop ground to grass cover for a yearly rental payment. General sign up also allows producers to reoffer expiring CRP contracts back into the program. Continuous CRP signup begins May 13, 2013 which includes waterways, filter strips and quail buffers.

The deadline to report spring planted small grains (Oats) is May 15. Corn, soybeans, sunflowers, and CRP must be reported by July 15.

Signup for 2011 SURE disaster ends June 7, 2013. Signatures must be obtained by this date to be eligible for payment. Still no information on any disaster programs for 2012 drought.

Registration for email and texting is on presently on going. Producers have the option to keep abreast of farm program changes as they happen electronically. For more information visit the Bates County Office, or at or call 660-679-6112.

Courtesy of  Missouri Farm Service Agency
Bates County Office

Teaching Certification Sessions Coming to Butler!‏

I am the Missouri state representative with the American Board and I will be in Butler on May 15th hosting information sessions for community members to learn how to attain their teaching certification.  I am including a press release for this event for your online community. This is a great opportunity for the people of Butler, and all surrounding communities, who may be interested in becoming a teacher in their local school districts but don't have the time, money, or means to go back to school, learn how we can offer them a much easier path to achieve this. 
Best Regards


 Kimberly Polk
Missouri State Representative

Accident in Butler

Butler Police is in route to a 2 vehicle accident in the Dollar Store Parking lot here in Butler. There is no report of injuries. Unknown any more information. Bates County Live will update when and if more information becomes available

Does Snow in May mean a cool summer?

You may be wondering what kind of summer is in store after this unusually cold spring and last week's historic May snowfall. Does this cool pattern signal a cool summer ahead?

Not necessarily. Atmospheric patterns can change quickly, and the National Weather Service is forecasting another summer of above-normal temperatures for much of the country.

What happened in 1907, the only other time Kansas City recorded measurable snow in May? The remainder of the month saw several cold and warm spells, followed by a relatively normal summer. The temperature never rose above 100 that year. (Note each day's high and low is represented by a blue bar, with normal highs and lows in yellow. The record highs and lows are in red and blue).

Courtesy of National Weather Service

Miami FCCLA Trivia Night

Hume News

May 6, 2013
Hume News

The County Line 4-H met on May 1 at the Hume High School.  We talked about upcoming deadlines for the Bates County Fair.  We voted to sell chances on half a hog for the Hume Fair.  We will start selling tickets in June.  Our next meeting will be June 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the park.  We will pick up trash.

Moriah England will be hosting Moriah’s Concert on May 31, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Lamar, MO.  The will be live performance by: Audience of One from Paw Paw Michigan, an amazing worship band.  Special Guest speakers from Break the Grey will be Lexi Clow and Jon Childress.  Supper of pulled pork, chips and drink will be offered for $5.00 a plate.  Acceptions, donations and offering will be taken.  Ms. England has had the opportunity to work throughout the country this past year spreading God’s word and working with young people helping them to change their lives.  She is the daughter of Associate Pastor Eric and Debbie England of the Hume United Methodist Church.

 If you are interested in having your child, children or grandchildren featured in the future community leaders section of the 2013 Hume Fair Paper for $10.00 per photo, please send it to Hume Fair Association, P. O. Box 91, Hume, MO  64752 by May 31, 2013 or give to any fair board member.  Also we are still looking for Rodeo Queen Candidates, Prince and Princess Candidates for the 2013 Hume Fair.

 The Hume School Alumni will hold a planning meeting on May 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Hume School.  On Friday, May 24 we will have set up for the Hume Alumni at 6:00 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 8:00 p.m.  On Saturday May 25 the Hume Alumni will hold their annual reunion catered by Sister’s & Friends CafĂ©.  The cost for the meal and dues is $10.00 per person.  If you have ever went to school at Hume we would love to see you.  On Sunday May 26 at 3:00 p.m. will be clean up after alumni.   We welcome all volunteers.

Butler City Police Activity Report 4-30/5-6

04/30/2013  Warrant service College and Water
Missing child Grade School
Disturbance 400 block of W Pine
Disturbance Wal Mart
Accident Ft Scott and Fran
Disturbance 400 block of E Pine
Noise complaint 400 block of W Ft Scott
Medical assist 800 block of N Gregory

05/01/2013  Well being check Ohio and High
C and I driver report
Animal complaint 200 block of N Havanna
Shop lifting call Wal Mart
Animal complaint Alarm Post Office

05/02/2013  Kids on the roof of house
Accident 49  and W 52
Animal complaint 300 block of N Havanna

05/03/2013  Medical assist 400 block of W Vine
Disturbance 200 block of S Broadway
Accident Ft and Thompson
Well being check 400 block of E Jefferson
Animal complaint 200 block of S Fulton

05/04/2013  Animal complaint 200 block of W Atkinson
Disturbance 600 block of E Dakota
Animal complaint 100 block of S Delaware
Warrant service
Disturbance 200 block of W Ft Scott

05/05/2013  Noise complaint 300 block of E pine
Animal complaint 300 block of S High
Warrant service S Bus 49
Disturbance Wal Mart parking lot

05/06/2013  Disturbance Fran Apts
Animal complaint Ft Scott and Longsinger
Disturbance Taco Bell
Disturbance S Park