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Monday, June 17, 2013

Boil Water Order For Water District Number 3


JUNE 17TH - A BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR WATER DISTRICT #3 WHICH INCLUDES THE CITY OF PASSAIC AND 1 MILE SOUTH OF PASSAIC ON BUSINESS 49/71 UNTIL FURHTER NOTICE. 

NEWS RELEASE: Department of Natural Resources hosting pesticide pickup in Clinton‏

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host an event June 29 in the Henry County town of Clinton aimed at helping Missouri residents rid their homes and farms of unwanted pesticides and related chemicals.
The event, part of the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program, will allow Missouri households and farmers to safely and legally dispose of pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clinton Street Department Lot, 801 E. Sedalia Ave., Clinton. It is open to all residents of Missouri.
More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide/. The program is funded through a hazardous waste enforcement settlement that resulted in more than $1 million being set aside for the effort. The Department of Natural Resources has hired an independent contractor to conduct the collection events under the supervision of the department.

Obituary - Janice Deanne Allee

Janice Deanne Allee, 74, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 9:00-10:00. Burial will be in Kingville Cemetery, Kingsville, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Harden Hospice.

Obituary - Leslie Ray Smith

Leslie Ray Smith, 80, Adrian, Missouri, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with visitation from 10:00-11:00. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Ballard, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Obituary - John Woodrow Barnes

John Woodrow Barnes, 82, Garden City, Missouri, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, Missouri with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or American Heart Association.

Bates County app now available for smart phones and tablets- AND IT'S FREE!

Wouldn't it be cool to hit a button on your iPhone and get all the Bates County happenings from one place? Well, now you can with the Bates County Live app. You'll get local news from Bates County Live, the Community Calendar (everything going on in our area), great local deals and much more!

To get the free app on your smart phone, simply text BCL to 913-669-5848. You'll be sent a link- click the link and follow the instructions to download.

To install the app on your iPad, Android or other tablet computer simply click on this link http://myapp.is/BatesCountyLive to download.

Note- this is a web app that 'lives on the cloud' meaning that when you open the app it will pull the latest info from the internet; so depending on your internet connection it could be rather fast or a little on the slow side. When downloading the app, make sure you have a solid internet connection (good wireless signal) for best results.

If you have questions or comments about the app, feel free to send an email to bateslive@gmail.com.

And THANKS for downloading the Bates County Live app!

Substance Abuse Services Dr. Jerry Morris


Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report June 10, 2012 to June 16, 2013

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report
June 10, 2012 to June 16, 2013

06-10-2013
SPEAK TO OFFICER-RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING-RICH HILL
MVA-BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE-BUTLER
MVA-ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-PASSAIC
JUVENILE PROBLEM-ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST-ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
DFS ASSIST-BUTLER
C&I-RICH HILL
 
06-11-2013
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
FIRE-BUTLER
REFUSE TO LEAVE-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-DREXEL
ANIMAL AT LARGE-BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE-BUTLER
DRUNK DRIVER-BUTLER
 
06-12-2013
CHECK WELL BEING-BUTLER
PROWLER-HUME
STRANDED MOTORIST-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-AMSTERDAM
WANTED SUBJECT-BUTLER
CONTROLLED BURN-RICH HILL
DFS ASSIST-AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
THEFT-HUME Bates County Deputies took a Burglary report in the RR 1 Hume area.
AMBULANCE REQUEST-BUTLER
 
06-13-2013
DISTURBANCE-BUTLER
GUN SHOTS HEARD-HUME
AGENCY ASSIST-RICH HILL
THEFT-AMSTERDAM Deputies took a theft report in the Amsterdam area. No suspect information released at this time.
CHECK WELL BEING-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BALLARD
 
06-14-2013
CONTROLLED BURN-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
ANIMAL DECEASED-BUTLER
DISTURBANCE-RICH HILL
STRANDED MOTORIST-RICH HILL
PROPERTY DAMAGE-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING-RICH HILL
 
06-15-2013
ASSAULT-RICH HILL Deputies responded to Rich Hill area in reference to an assault that occurred earlier.
MVA-ADRIAN
LOST AND FOUND ITEM-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-RICH HILL
LEAVE W/O PAYING-BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST-ADRIAN
FRAUD-ADRIAN
THEFT-RICH HILL
CONTROLLED BURN-RICH HILL
DOMESTIC-AMSTERDAM Deputies responded to a domestic in progress at Rt 1 Amsterdam, MO
SPEAK TO OFFICER-AMORET
SLIDE OFF-ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST-RICH HILL
MVA-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
THEFT-RICH HILL Deputies responded to Papinsville in regards to a theft that occurred earlier.
WANTED SUBJECT-BUTLER
 
06-16-2013
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-BUTLER Deputies took a call of suspicious activity in rural Bates County.
EXTRA PATROL-ADRIAN
ANIMAL AT LARGE-PASSAIC
CHECK WELL BEING-RICH HILL
ANIMAL AT LARGE-ADRIAN
HARASSMENT-RICH HILL
STRANDED MOTORIST-I49
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER


Rich Hill Police Department Activity Report
June 10, 2012 to June 16, 2013
06-10-2013
SPEAK TO OFFICER
 
06-11-2013
REFUSE TO LEAVE
 
06-12-2013
 
06-13-2013
AGENCY ASSIST
 
06-14-2013
 
06-15-2013
 
06-16-2013
JUVINILE ISSUE

Darin Wainscott Memorial Golf Tournament Flyer


Butler Fire Department "Firepup" Program



In a letter from the Butler Fire Department the FIREPUP program is asking for sponsors. The FIREPUP program specifically targets children. Those who sponsor will be contributing with the Butler Fire Department in providing fire safety education materials for children, safety fairs, public safety presentations, and fire stations.
These materials have been designed exclusively by the National Fire Safety Council, Inc., a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. They offer age-specific 24 page activity manuals, pamphlets on smoke detectors, fire escapades, babysitter, badges, stickers and many other items used to teach the fundamentals of fire safety and burn prevention. The Butler Fire Department strongly believes by making children aware they can prevent tragic fire loss and death.
In order to help cover the cost of these materials the Butler Fire Department and National Fire Safety Council Inc. are turning to those in the community. They are asking you to consider sponsoring materials for the students in the community. Sponsor amounts rage from 20 children at $50 and 200 children at $500.
This is “provided as a public service by people who care.”
All tax-deductible checks should be made payable to National Fire Safety Council, Inc and mail to FIREPUP PROGRAM, Butler Fire Department at 701 Roberta in Butler. The department and council would like to thank those who donate in advance for their generous support of this program. Response to this program needs to be by July 7.

Children"s Center Benefit Poker Run


Saturday, 7/13/13 to benefit the Children's Center!! Motorcycle not required, ALL vehicle are welcome to participate!! Come join in the fun and help raise money for a good cause!!

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY TO FOUR MISSOURI STATE FAIR CONCERTS ROCK MUSIC COMPLETES THE AUGUST SERIES

Tickets to the remaining four Missouri State Fair Pepsi Grandstand concerts go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Monday, June 17, and can be ordered at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-796-6776.  Recent additions to the August line-up include Chubby Checker, Lee Brice with Tyler Farr, Foreigner with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and Three Days Grace with Hinder. The State Fair’s four concerts already on sale through Ticketmaster include Chris Cagle with Will Hoge Aug. 8, Gary Allan with Randy Houser Aug. 10, The Oak Ridge Boys 40th Anniversary Tour Aug. 14, and Toby Keith presented by Ford F-Series and Kelsey K Aug. 16. All concerts will be held on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage beginning at 7:30 p.m.The Box Office, located on the fairgrounds in Sedalia, will open Monday, June 24.  Summer hours will be noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.  During the Fair, Aug. 8-18, operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  In addition to concert tickets, the Box Office will sell tickets to State Fair Arena events and the Governor’s Ham Breakfast, as well as advance gate admission tickets.  The 111th Missouri State Fair, themed “Chicks Dig It!,” will be held Aug. 8-18 in Sedalia.  For a complete list of concerts and events, visit www.mostatefair.com, follow the Missouri State Fair on Facebook and Twitter or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

Outlaw Bass Tournaments June 23rd



2013 Outlaw Bass Tournaments:

1. Rules: The following rules for the tournament will be used. These rules will be interpreted solely by the tournament officials and their decisions are final
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2. Eligibility: All individuals who have paid the appropriate entry fee prior to 8:00 pm on the day before the tournament. Open to all ages. Maximum of 2 people per team.

3. Entry Fee: $40.00 per team. Entries will be accepted in person to Dale Craft or Troy Minor.

4. Tournament Hours: Take off at sunrise. Weigh in at 3:00 p.m. All fish must be caught during the tournament hours.

5. Take off and weigh-in: No take off check in. Weigh-in at the home of Dale Craft, Rt. 1 Box 624, Butler, MO. (3.5 miles E on H Hwy, ¾ miles N on UU Hwy, gray house on the right.)
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6. Tackle and Equipment: All bass must be caught on a rod and reel during tournament hours. Artificial and live bait allowed.

7. Safety and Sportsmanship: Safe boating and fishing practices must be observed. Life jackets must be worn at any time the big motor is running. All Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri State Water Patrol regulations and laws apply.

8. Permitted Fishing Locations: Any location in which you have prior permissions. 

9. Scoring: Largemouth bass only. Length limits determined by your fishing location in accordance with Missouri Department of Conservation rules. 5 Fish limit. Total stringer weight per team will determine place. Any fish under the specified length brought to the scales will result in that fish being deducted from the total weight of the stringer. No frozen, mangled, or iced fish will be accepted. NO DEAD FISH WILL BE WEIGHED! Any dead fish weighed will result in a loss of the weight of that fish plus an additional 5 pound penalty.

10. Protest: must be filed prior to pay out.

11. Pay Out: Of the 40$ entry fee, $5 per team goes to “Big Bass” award. Remainder of the entry fee is split between 1st place (50%), 2nd Place (30%), 3rd (20%). If less than 8 teams, placings will go 1st (60%) and 2nd (40%). 

12. Ties: will be determined by the team with the most number of fish. If a tie remains, the team with the biggest fish being weighed. If a tie is still in effect, the winner will be determined by coin toss (the first team to weigh will be considered heads)
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13. Check in Late Penalty: 1 pound per minute up to 10 minutes, then disqualification. No excuses.


Contacts:
Dale Craft (660) 679-9101
Troy Minor (660) 679-4121

RESULTS: 61st Butler Saddle Club Rodeo

Queen: Bailey Heckadon, daughter of Justin of Kessie Heckadon of Rich Hill, MO.

Princess:  Hunter Elkinton, daughter of Betsy Elkinton and Shannon Rife of Drexel, MO.

Wild Horse Race: Ryan Gabriel, Cole Gabriel, Daniel 

Shubert
          
Ryan, Cole and Daniel won the Wild Horse Race this weekend in memory of their brother Kenneth Wade “Dub” Gabriel. After receiving their belt buckles during the Sunday night performance the boys stated, “We love and miss you Dub.”


Mutton Busting:  Ted Coffman, 2nd grader at Butler Elementary School and son of Ted and Amy Coffman.

Parade Winners:       
1st Place Total Image Salon
2nd Place Peru Star 4-H Club
3rd Place Sheriff’s Mini Nascar
 
Raffle

Colt or $300: Kourtney Lesmeister
Saddle or $300: Tony Ludwig

Want to be a Conservation Agent?

Want to be a Conservation Agent?
MDC taking applications for next agent trainee class. Deadline is July 19.  
 
JEFFERSON CITY MO -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is accepting applications for its next class of conservation agent trainees. MDC’s Protection Division will select a handful of candidates from hundreds of applicants. The 10-member training class is scheduled to begin March 1, 2014.
 
Selected candidates will then undergo 26 weeks of intense training in all facets of law enforcement and resource management. Those who make the grade will receive county assignments and become the face of conservation in their assigned communities – enforcing the Wildlife Code of Missouri and helping the public with issues such as nuisance wildlife and land management. Duties and responsibilities include law enforcement, public relations and education, wildlife management, fisheries management, forest management and other department activities.
 
To qualify, applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, Fisheries Management, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Agriculture, or other related biological sciences, or closely related natural resource subjects.
 
The application deadline is July 19. For more information, including salary range, duties and responsibilities, degree requirements, qualifications, core competencies and special-ability requirements, and to apply, visit mdc.mo.gov/about-us/jobs.
 
Contact MDC Protection Programs Supervisor Cheryl Fey at 573-751-4115, ext. 3819, or Cheryl.Fey@mdc.mo.gov with questions.

 

Weather Update : Thunderstorms Possible Today, Drying Out Tonight and Tuesday

More showers and thunderstorms are possible today, especially across areas south of I-70. Scattered storms may make it as far north as US 36. This activity will taper off through the afternoon, and dry conditions will build in for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Photo: More showers and thunderstorms are possible today, especially across areas south of I-70. Scattered storms may make it as far north as US 36.  This activity will taper off through the afternoon, and dry conditions will build in for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Have A Safe July Fourth Weekend!

NEWS RELEASE: MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL

The 2013 July Fourth holiday is fast approaching. All across Missouri, people will gather to have some fun, share a meal, or simply enjoy fireworks. Whether your plans will take place on land or on the water, Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers of the importance of safety during the upcoming July Fourth holiday. 

In 2012, four people were killed and 194 injured in Missouri over the holiday in 385 traffic crashes. One person was killed or injured every 9.1 minutes. Of that total, troopers worked 104 crashes, including three of the fatalities and 56 injuries during the 2012 July Fourth holiday. Troopers arrested 59 people for driving while intoxicated during last year’s holiday weekend. Last year's counting period was 30 hours in length.

The 2013 counting period for the July Fourth holiday will be from 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 7. This year's counting period will span 102 hours.

The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over the July Fourth holiday weekend. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt, and alcohol laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists. 

Troopers throughout the state will participate in a 20-Mile Trooper operation on Wednesday, July 3, and Sunday, July 7, 2013. This operation will include Interstates 35, 44, 55, and 70, and U.S. Highways 60 and 63. Troopers will be targeting all traffic violations, and be especially vigilant of aggressive driving violations.
Motorists who need assistance or who witness criminal activity while traveling on Missouri’s roadways can contact the nearest Highway Patrol troop headquarters by calling the Patrol Emergency Report Line at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. Motorists may call 1-888-275-6636 to check for road construction or possible flooding along their travel route.

The Highway Patrol also reminds the public that the Fourth of July holiday is one of the busiest boating holidays of the year. In 2012, there were zero boating fatalities. However, four people were injured in four boat crashes. Three people drowned during last year's July Fourth holiday. One person drowned at Bull Shoals Lake in Taney County; two people drowned at Lake of the Ozarks in Morgan County. 

Additional officers will be working on the state’s waters to ensure safety. Missouri’s boaters are asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water. With more boats on the water, it is even more important to pay attention when operating your vessel.

Remember:
· Distractions and alcohol consumption slow reaction time. 
· Appoint a passenger to help monitor the other boats around you.
· Make evasive maneuvers early and deliberately.

The many firework displays after dark attract many more boaters at night. 

At night, remember to:
· Check your vessel’s navigation lights before heading out, and be sure to have spare bulbs on board. 
· Avoid overloading your boat with too many passengers. This can cause the boat to become swamped and affect the handling of the boat. 
· Observe Missouri’s nighttime speed limit of 30 miles per hour on the water. 
· Slow down and take your time. Nighttime accidents tend to involve more serious injuries and damage, due to the lack of visibility. 

Finally, it is illegal to discharge fireworks from a vessel, so leave them in a safe place on shore. 

“The Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket," said Colonel Replogle. "Please be courteous whether operating a vessel or vehicle. If your celebration includes alcohol, designate someone else to drive, whether operating your boat or your car."

Teen Drowns in Rural Cass County

Cass County Sheriff along with Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a rural Harrisonville Pond yesterday around 3pm. A 17 year old male and a man in his 20's was riding a jet ski in a pond on South McClain Road when they was thrown from the jet ski. The older man was able to make it back to the jet ski but the 17 year old failed to make it back and drown. His body was recovered a short time later. Neither of them was wearing life jackets. The name of the teenager has not been released yet. Bates County Live will update this story when  more information becomes available