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Friday, June 7, 2013

REMINDER: Car Wash and Bake Sale TOMORROW 9am-1pm

UPDATE: Street now open in Butler

The Water Department has cleared Austin Street Between Ft. Scott Street and Russell Street here in Butler. They are back open.

Street Closed in Butler Due To Water Main Break

The Butler Water Department has Austin Street from FT. Scott Street to Russell Street blocked here in Butler due to a water main break. No time frame for how long this will be closed. Bates County Live will update this story when and if a time frame is givin.

Weather Update: Strong Storms Possible Saturday Night

If you can get outdoors and enjoy today's great weather do it. It doesn't get much better than this in early June. Pleasantly cool temps and low humidity. And the cool nights make for great sleeping nights as well. Only negative is all of the rain and cool temps have led to problems for allergy sufferers.

Today will be like the calm before the storm as a weather system will be headed our way to bring as a round or two of strong storms for Saturday afternoon and evening. Some of the storms could become severe. Not thinking tornadoes but more in line with large hail and damaging winds.

Photo: If you can get outdoors and enjoy today's great weather do it.  It doesn't get much better than this in early June. Pleasantly cool temps and low humidity. And the cool nights make for great sleeping nights as well. Only negative is all of the rain and cool temps have led to problems for allergy sufferers.

Today will be like the calm before the storm as a weather system will be headed our way to bring as a round or two of strong storms for Saturday afternoon and evening.  Some of the storms could become severe. Not thinking tornadoes but more in line with large hail and damaging winds.

From U.S Rep. Vicky Hartzler

This week the House Armed Services Committee, on which I serve, passed the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of committee to better protect the people of the United States and to provide much-needed resources to America’s military personnel.
This NDAA provides our military with the funding it needs to address existing and emerging threats to our country as well as to Americans at home and throughout the world. And, it provides for our men and women in uniform by supporting a 1.8 percent pay raise while rejecting Department of Defense requests for increases in TRICARE fees.

I am very pleased that Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base, combined, will benefit from more than $100 million in military construction funds approved as part of the base bill. At Fort Leonard Wood this will mean funding for a number of projects including a training barracks complex. Whiteman Air Force Base would receive funding for weapons storage areas and an Army National Guard aircraft maintenance hangar. I also was pleased to see a number of initiatives supporting tactical vehicle armor development, 3D integrated circuits, and nanotechnologies, just to name a few, incorporated in the bill.
A component of this Defense bill that will be of interest to those working at and living near Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base is language prohibiting the Department of Defense from proposing, planning, or initiating another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Another round of BRAC could harm America’s ability to defend itself, waste scarce defense dollars, and result in economic uncertainty for communities near military installations across the land.
Having been approved by the House Armed Services Committee, the NDAA now moves to the full House for its consideration.
On another matter, I am pleased to share information on a new website designed to allow citizens to weigh in and to actually “cosponsor” bills that are before Congress. is tied to actual legislative proposals that have been introduced by sitting Members of Congress – not just for Republican bills, but for every piece of legislation that has been introduced. The views of our constituents back home in the districts will give Members of Congress some valuable input as they determine the validity of various bills. The site also offers users an easy way to track the progress of bills as they move through the House as the site enables readers to search by title, sponsor, or bill number. This is the latest in a series of online initiatives to increase transparency of the House.
We must never forget that our government belongs to the people and should work for the people of this country. I always appreciate hearing how citizens of Missouri’s Fourth District feel about legislation being considered in Washington, and hope you will call or email my office to share your perspective with me.

Vernon County Woman Arrested on Theft Charges

Vernon County sheriff Jason Mosher reports the arrest of a 48-year-old Nevada woman for the alleged theft of $500.00 cash last week at Young Iron and Metal. The sheriff says video provided by the business showed a woman jumping on the counter and taking the money from the register while the attendand was outside, looking at metal in a vehicle in which the woman had been a passenger. Sheriff Mosher he and he deputy Casey Mathews believed the woman to be Valerie Slichenmyer and she was arrested at her home on N. Adams Street on a warrant sought by prosecuting attorney Lynn M. Ewing III. Slichenmyer's bond is $500.00, cash only.

JOB OPENING: Local Salon Needing Help

Indulge Salon in Rich Hill is in search of a talented, experienced stylist to join our team in Southern Bates County. Must be willing to take on additional clientele, as well as walk-in's. Great attitude, professional appearance and the ability to multi-task a must. Email resumes' and contact information to

Max Motors Nevada: All New Vehicles $300 Under Invoice

2 Vehicle Accident on H Highway

Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff Department is in route to a 2 vehicle accident 8 miles East of Butler on H Highway. There is no reports of injuries at this time. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.


FM-92 will be participating in the Max Motors Reality Show…. We will participate in an episode this Friday afternoon and you get to join us.
Mancow Muller is a United States Radio and Television personality and is best known as the host of the Mancow Radio Experience, a Chicago-based radio show that is syndicated across the United States to fifty markets.
 Mancow will be in Butler Friday June 14th as he takes the microphone for a one hour radio show. Join us this Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 on FM-92! as Mancow rocks Bates County ! With on air interviews with our local Cowboy Church and the Butler Saddle Club Rodeo …. it’s all for fun and the airing of a reality show Friday June 14th at 4:30 !

Courtesy of FM 92.1

1st Annual Band & BBQ


Jack L Bearce v Crystal L Bearce, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage filed.

Leland Lee Roy Sumpter v Nancy Ann Sumpter, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage filed.

St v. Charles H Kline, Ct I: Felony possession of controlled substance—dismissed; Ct II: Misd possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, found guilty, Ct III:   Misd. Possession of drug paraphernalia—found guilty, Ct IV:  Misd. Failure to display headlights—dismissed; Ct V: Misd. Failure to maintain financial responsibility—dismissed.  Defe. Fined $250 on Ct II; fined $100 on Ct III, sentenced to 6 mos. In Bates Co Jail,  given SES, placed on 2 years probation. Defe. To obey all laws, pay fines and court costs by 7-15-13.

St v. Adam L Clark, Felony DWI, chronic offender, found guilty, sentenced to 7 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on 5 years probation, to pay court costs, to attend and successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed,  to get substance abuse treatment and aftercare, to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, Defe. Shall not possess/consume alcoholic beverages or be where sold/served, Defe. To spend 60 days in Andrew County Jail for shock detention.

Joseph Michael Chapman, Petition for Change of Name filed.

Rusty Claiborne v Erin Claiborne, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage filed.

Melissa Mae Crews v Matthew Aron Crews, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage filed.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Accepting Sealed Bids For Truck

Body of missing teen found in rain-swollen creek

Missouri State Highway Patrol Announced a few hours ago that they have found the body of a 18 year old man who drowned in Big Creek Sunday East of Harrisonville. Brian VanMeter was a 2013 Graduate of Kingsville High School. Search crews  have been searching since Monday the water and shorelines near Southwest 1871 Road and Southwest 800 in La Tour, located about 10 miles east of Harrisonville. The body was found Friday  around 12 noon just downstream from wear the man went missing from.

HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE Body Found in Grand River Identified as Justin Michael Emmerton, Kingsville

Shortly before noon on Friday, June 7, investigators with the Rural Missouri Major Case Squad made notification to the next-of-kin of the man found in Grand River near Urich on Wednesday evening, June 5. The victim has been identified as Justin Michael Emmerton, age 29, of rural Kingsville, Missouri. Identification was made by a fingerprint match through the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory on Thursday, June 6. 

Emmerton’s autospy is scheduled to be completed late this afternoon at the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office, which should provide more information for investigators to follow up on over the next several days.

Anyone with information about Justin Michael Emmerton is urged to contact the Rural Missouri Major Case Squad at (660) 885-7315.

Obituary - Clara Mae Cumpton

 Funeral services for Clara Mae Cumpton will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Rev. Chad Cooper officiating. There is no visitation. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Alzheimer's Association or Heartland Hospice.

Clara Mae Cumpton, age 90 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at her home in Butler. She was born August 2, 1922 to Lewis Fredrick and Ida Elizabeth Bartz Gench in Bates County, Missouri.

Clara Mae is survived by two daughters, Charmaine Ketron and Karen Cooper, both of Butler, Missouri; four grandchildren, Steve Ketron and wife Leisa and Stacy Geritz and Bo all of Butler, Missouri, Scott Cooper and wife Lisa of Kearney, Missouri and Chad Cooper and wife Kristin of Holt, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Taylor and Chelsey Ketron, Skyla and Brody Geritz, and Brogan, Max, Samara and Kerian Cooper. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arthur; one brother, Bill Ginch; and one sister, Ola Shook.


The Bates County Youth Advocacy is collecting money for The Pool Pals Program. The program provides pool passes for children in the community. Last year they bought 76 passes to give to children and this year as of May 31 they have bought 31 passes. Come on let’s donate to the BCYAC Pool Pals Program and get those kids their pool passes! You can mail you donation to BCYAC, P.O. Box 466 Butler Missouri 64730.

Courtesy of 92.1

NEWS RELEASE: Bring your ideas to an informational meeting at Harry S Truman State Park on June 15‏

 The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting on Saturday, June 15 at Harry S Truman State Park near Warsaw. The informational meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the campground amphitheater.
Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park’s services and operations, as well as discuss services they would like to see added to the park.
This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 660-438-7711.
This public meeting is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. 
To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.
For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.
Harry S Truman State Park is located at 28761 State Park Road in Warsaw. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.



Raising Funds For Resident’s Summer Outings and Activities!
When: Sunday, June 9, 2013
From: 2:00 p.m. until Cakes are sold!
Where: Adrian Manor Health & Rehab Center
402 W 1st St.
Adrian, MO   64720
Adrian Manor Cake Auction to raise funds for the Culture Change program. Funds provide the Nursing Home residents  summer outings and activities. They  will have auctioneer, Perry Heckadon from Butler, auction the cakes that are donated. Adrian Manor will  have a certificate for a free 9 x 13 cake from Mona’s Cake Shop in Butler, Southern Care Hospice has stated the will donate a cake. They  hope to have many more donations as well. To donate cakes or other items contact Deidre Camereer at Adrian Manor Public Relations and Marketing.

** We still need cake donations and buyers for the auction on Sunday, June 9th, 2013.  Where:  Adrian Manor Health & Rehab, 402 W. 1st St., Adrian, MO .
For more information:  Contact, Deidre Camerer at Adrian Manor 816-297-2107 or cell 660-679-8144.  Time: 2:00 P.M. until cakes are sold.  Please join us for
Fun and an opportunity to support our community.**

Nevada Speedway: Bushwhaker Special $1,000 to win USRA Modified Shootout! 6-8-13

Saturday June 8th Nevada Speedway will be hosting their first Modified special of the 2013 season! Last year Pea Ridge Arkansas Johnny Bone Jr. took home the feature event, but not without some tough drivers throughout the field. The 2012 champion Jim Body finished second, Justin "Whitey" Folk came up and finished a strong third spot, Kevin 
Morrow taking the fourth position and Tim Setzer rounded out the top 5. 

**GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES- $12.00 Reserved Seating $14**

B Modifieds
Factory Stocks
Pure Stocks
Mini Stocks will also all be on hand as well!

Gates will open at 5:30, Hot Laps 7:15, with racing to follow!

For more information, please visit


Reminder: Crashin' The Park Tomorrow in Sedalia Missouri

UPDATE: -Investigation Continues on Body Discovered in Henry County

The Henry County Sheriff along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory in Jefferson City, provided deputies with the identity of the male subject that was discovered floating in the Grand River, east of the Urich Boat Ramp by a fisherman on Wednesday evening.

A postitive match on the mans identity has been confirmed, However it can't be released at this time due to the fact that all family hasn't been notified. When that information becomes available we will release it. The Autopsy is suppose to be done by this afternoon.

The Rural Missouri Major Case Squad will be convening on Friday, June 7, to begin assisting the Henry County Sheriff’s Office with their investigation. Bates County Live will update this when more information is available.

Vernon County Drug Arrest

Deputy Michael Hicks arrested a male subject for possession of methamphetamines while working an extra detail patrol on the square for Bushwhacker days. The subject was transported to the Vernon County Jail. The name has not been released pending filing of formal charges.