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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tornado Watch Cancelled

The National Weather Service has CANCELLED the Tornado Watch that was effective for Bates County until 10pm. Bates County Live will update the weather if need be.


The June 15th Bates County Adult Recovery Court Poke Run is offering this contest to win tickets for admission to  3 different Kansas City Royals Baseball Games .….. Raffle tickets are being sold for the June 15th drawing, sponsored by the Bates County Adult Recovery Court …. 1st , 2nd and 3rd  place drawing will be held for the  June 7th Oakland A’s game , The July 21stDetroit Tigers Game, or the August 14th Miami Marlins Game. The contest includes 1st ,2nd ,and 3rd place winners for Kansas City Royals Game tickets… each raffle ticket sold will be used to continue and support the Bates County  Adult Recovery Court and the lives it changes. Tickets are 1 dollar each or six tickets for 5 dollars. Drawing will be held June 15th at the Bates County Adult Recovery Court Poker Run.  The deadling to purchase raffle tickets to win Kansas City Royals Game Tickets is 6/14. The raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. If you would like to tickets please contact Colt Greenwood 660-424-4827, Jack Gentry 816-872-5659, Jerrod Ralph 660-424-0051 they will deliever tickets. The winner will be announced at The Bates County Recovery Court Poker Run June 15th on the Butler Square/ Winner to be announced by phone.

Courtesy of FM. 92

Adrian City Wide Garage Sale

The Adrian City Wide Garage Sale is set for Saturday June 1, 2013. Please come out and get some great deals.

Obituary - Gloria Pyeatt

Graveside services for Gloria Pyeatt will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Minister Billy Moore officiating. Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555). Contributions to Fulton Street Church of Christ or Rotary International.

Gloria Loretta Pyeatt, age 82 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at her son's home in Vacaville, California. She was born September 30, 1930.

Gloria is survived by a son, Dwain Pyeatt and wife Cozette of Vacaville, California; a daughter, Linda Pyeatt of Adrian, Missouri; a brother, Lawrence Bryant of Sandusky, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

Bates County Sheriff's Department Vehicle Stop leads to drugs

Robert F. Dowling

Robbie S. Langford

On the 21st day of May 2013, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office made a vehicle stop on  A highway and US 49 intersection, Rich Hill, Missouri.  The vehicle is described as 2012 U-Haul Van.  During the investigation Deputies receive consent to search and recovered numerous marijuana plants hidden in the back end of the U-Haul.  Two male subjects were arrested, Robert F. Dowling, 37 of McNeil, Arkansas, and Robbie S. Langford, 30, also from McNeil, Arkansas.  Both subjects have been charged with Manufacturing or Attempt to or Possession with intent, bond was set at $25,000.00.

Adrian Main Street Festival & Car Show

Breakfast by Rebekah Lodge‏


Rebekah Lodge of Adrian Missouri will be holding a Breakfast Dinner on June 1st, 2013 at the Masonic Hall located at 24 East 3rd Street in Adrian. The food will be Biscuits and Gravy $3.50... 1/2 order $2.75... Sides and Juice extra. Coffe and or Hot Tea with order. This will go from 7am until ??? and carry out is available.

Tornado Watch Effective until 10pm for Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill Missouri has issued a Tornado Watch for Bates County effective until 10pm tonight.

Notice From Oak Hill Cemetery In Butler

Oak Hill Cemetery Notice All decorations from Memorial Day must be removed by June 14th. Only One decoration per grave on the ground is Permitted. 

John Dennis Scholarship

Sheriff Dwight Diehl awarded Andrea Strong from Harrisonville High School with the John Dennis Scholarship at Harrisonville’s Senior Excellence in Academics Ceremony Thursday (05-16-13) morning.

The award was established in 1988 in honor of former Scott County Sheriff John Dennis. Dennis served his county for 24 years and, in 1963, was elected president of the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association. In 1976 Dennis retired from the office of sheriff following a successful campaign for the Missouri Senate seat in District 27, a position he held until his retirement from state government in 1992.

The John Dennis Scholarship is awarded to sixteen college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a criminal justice career and will be attending a Missouri college or university.

A Ride To Remember Alzheimer's Research Bike Riders Stop in Butler

A Ride To Remember

A Cross Country Bike Ride to Support Alzheimer's Research

The ride is devoted to the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease research and finding a cure. The A Ride to Remember riders unanimously decided on this cause because Lukas and Nathan have seen the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease, as certain relatives and friends of theirs have confronted the disease.
Funds directed to support the Alzheimer’s cause that are collected by the A Ride to Remember riders will be forwarded to an Alzheimer’s disease charity association.
This Alzheimer’s disease charity association is a highly accredited, independent, national consortium.  Their mission is to provide the best care and services to individuals suffering from dementia, as well as their caregivers and families. Also, the association is dedicated to answering the social, emotional, education, and practical needs of men and women diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. This association’s benevolent work has received acclaim and certification by several national institutions, including the Independent Charities of America and the American Institute of Philanthropy.
Show that you care about for individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses by donating to the cause. Donations sent in memory of late loved ones and in honor of loved ones combatting the disease are highly encouraged.
The Riders
Riders enjoying lunch today at Gray's Cafe here in Butler. Courtesy of Bates County Live
The riders will be Alex ColeLukas IraolaNathan Smith, and Devon Jerrard. The three are classmates at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The four-man group assembled after Lukas proposed a cross-country ride to his roommate Alex, who welcomed the adventure. This made two. Later, Alex passingly discussed the ride to fellow bike mechanic Nathan at the College’s Bike Shop. Nathan was intrigued and committed to the ride. This made three. Then, word spread to Devon, who jumped at the opportunity to take part in this life changing experience. This completed the foursome.
The Ride
We’ll explore the US the way it should be: on two wheels using manpower. The ride will be a east-to-west continental crossing. It will start in Washington, DC on May 12, 2013 and culminate in San Francisco, California on June 23, 2013. Lasting 41 days, the ride will be more than 3,000 miles long and average 85+ miles per day.
We have set a goal of not paying for lodging so that more money can be forwarded to Alzheimer’s disease research. Therefore, we are asking for churches, schools, families, or individuals to open their backyards to us. We simply need an area to pitch our tents and get a goodnight’s sleep. If you are located in or nearby any of the above mentioned city and towns, we would highly appreciate if you contact us.

Relay for Life Toddler’s Swimsuit Contest

A toddler’s swimsuit contest will be held at the 2013 Relay for Life event on June 1st. Dress you toddler in their cutest swimsuit and head to the Butler Square where the Relay for Life event will be held this year. The swimsuit contest will be held at 3pm. Sign-up time will be from 11am to 2pm, They are asking for a one dollar donation per child.

There will be two age groups, one and two year olds (must be able to walk across the stage by themselves) and three and four year olds.
The audience will pick the winners by donating money in your child’s name. The money raised by the contest will go towards cancer research. Prizes will be awarded to the First and Second place winners of each category.

For more information call Karen at 660-679-3796 (after 5pm)

Courtesy of Fm. 92

Five Traffic Crash Deaths, One Boating Fatality, & No Drownings Over Memorial Day Holiday

Five people died in traffic crashes over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend.
Last year, nine people were killed during the three-day weekend. During the counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 24 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 274 traffic crashes which included 119 injuries and the five fatalities. Troopers also arrested 129 people for driving while intoxicated. During the 2012 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Patrol investigated 232 traffic crashes resulting in 95 injuries and five of the nine fatalities. Last year, 184 people were arrested by the Patrol for driving while intoxicated.

There was one boating fatality over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend. Troopers investigated seven boating crashes involving two injuries. There were no drownings. Troopers also arrested 18 people for boating while intoxicated over the holiday weekend. During the 2012 Memorial Day weekend, officers investigated 14 boating crashes, which included six injuries, and zero fatalities. There were no drownings over last year’s Memorial Day weekend. Twenty-four people were arrested for boating while intoxicated during the 2012 holiday.

Obituary - Edward "Ed" Allen Nichols

Edward "Ed" Allen Nichols, 60, Adrian, Missouri, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at his home in Adrian. A memorial visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ed Nichols Memorial Fund, c/o Atkinson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Adrian, MO 64720. A complete obituary will be posted when available.

Producers Must Report Prevented Planting Acreage

(Butler, Mo) May 28, 2013 Mike Finley, Executive Director of Bates County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers of the requirement to report prevented planting acreage for FSA program eligibility. Prevented planted corn must be submitted to the Butler office by close of business June 10th. Producers are encouraged to contact their insurance agents for crop insurance requirements.

Producers must report crop acreage they intended to plant, but due to natural disaster, they were prevented from planting. Prevented planting acreage must be reported on an FSA-576, Notice of Loss, no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date. For Bates County, the final planting date for corn is May 25, 2013. Producers maybe asked for fertilizer, seed and chemical receipts on acreage applied for.

If a producer is unable to report the prevented planting acreage within the 15 calendar days following the final planting date, a late-filed report can be submitted for a fee. Late-filed reports can only be accepted if a farm visit can be made to verify the eligible disaster condition that prevented the crop from being planted.

Filing an accurate and timely report for all crops and land uses can prevent loss of benefits for a variety of FSA programs, including the Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment (DCP) Program and Marketing Assistance Loans. Producer is encouraged to ask questions especially if the producer is planning to plant a different crop on the same acreage.
For more information on FSA crop reporting requirements, visit the Bates County FSA office at 625 west Nursery (660-679-6112) or visit online at

Update on Amber Alert Arrest

The grandfather of a boy kidnapped over the weekend from his mother's Colorado home is in custody at the Bates County jail, Butler, Mo. Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe says 73-year-old Ronald Turner was driving a vehicle with a license tag number listed on the Amber Alert when he was pulled over in Bates County. Turner was alone when he was pulled over. His three-year-old grandson was taken from his mother Saturday by the boy's father,  Monty Turner, at her home in Longmont, Colorado. Monty Turner was arrested Sunday in Canada and Canadian authorities are working with the FBI to re-unite the boy with his mother.  The Denver Post quoted Brandy Post as saying her son was yelling "please don' t hurt my monny when her husband began struggling with her.

Weather Update

The Severe weather will again be possible later this afternoon and evening, with the threats of large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the area under a SLIGHT risk for severe storms. 

Many areas of northern Kansas and Missouri have received upwards of 3" to 6" of rain since Sunday night and with saturated grounds, flash flooding will be possible as rain redevelops later today.

The forecast doesn't improve much through the rest of the week. Wednesday may be the "driest" day of the week with thunderstorms returning again Wednesday night through Friday some of which could be severe. The latest rainfall outlooks project as much as 5 inches of additional rain across nearly the entire state of Missouri and eastern Kansas.

Hume News

Hume News:

    A Celebration of Life will be held for Gary “Pockets” Frye, Jr. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Hume City Park.  In case of rain it will be held in the Hume Legion Hall.  If you wish to attend a meal afterwards please bring a covered dish. 

   Lots of activities have been going on out at the Hume Lions Club Ball Park.  A new score board donated by Max Motors was recently installed by Todd Madison, Jay Rogers and Mike Harris.  A new door made and installed by Jeff Davidson on the cook shack with the assistance of Bo Irwin.  If you see the guys tell them a big thank you for the wonderful changes in the ball park.  Summer ballgames have started, so come out and enjoy the summer evenings at the ball park.

    Jeffrey and Lane Irwin, Carrie Irwin, Michala and Marissa Lantsberger and Shelby Nall spent a week in Texas visiting with Braxton & Harriett Irwin and families. They spent time down in Galveston enjoying sightseeing and swimming.
     Hume Christian Church News:  Vacation Bible School will be held June 3 through the 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The theme is “God’s BIG BACKYARD” Where Kids have a blast serving Jesus!

      The Hume Fair Association is still looking for Rodeo Queen Candidates and Prince and Princess Candidates for the 2013 Hume Fair.  Just let any fair board member know if you are interested.  Also if you would like to include your children/grandchildren in the future leaders of the fair paper, please send a photo along with $10.00 to:  Hume Fair Assoc. P. O. Box 91, Hume, MO 64752.

Butler City Police Activity Report 5-21/5-27

Warrant service
Alarm 700 block of Parkview
C and I driver Nursery and Orange
Assist with DFS 800 block of Wix’s Ln
Accident 400 block of S High
Animal complaint 400 block of N Delaware

Accident on the Square
Vandalism south park
C and I driver 800 block of S Birch

Kids on roof of house report
Disturbance 400 block of E Dakota
Noise complaint 400 block of N Delaware
Disturbance 300 block of S Mechanic

Well being check 100 block of S HAvanna
Possible fraud report
Accident W 52
Animal complaint Rose Lane

Theft report
Vandalism report S Birch
Warrant service Water and Ft Scott
Animal complaint 400 block of S High
Alarm 200 block of N Orange
Vandalism 100 block of S Havanna
Dog Bite BCMH
Accident N Bus 71

Bike theft 400 block of W Mill
Disturbance 800 block of Wix Lane
Open door Square
Well being check 600 block ofW Gregory

C and I Driver Fulton and Ft Scott
Keep the peace 400 block of W Pine
Walk in theft report
Well being check South Park
Alarm Bank of America