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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Residential House Fire in Amsterdam

Debris in The Roadway on I-49



Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff has been notified of debris in the Northbound Lanes of  I-49 just South of Adrian. The debris is a large piece of a tire. Please use caution when traveling in this area.

NEWS RELEASE: Two state park beaches remain temporarily closed for water quality issues‏

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Water quality samples taken at designated state park swimming beaches confirm bacteria levels are significantly lower this week. However, two state park swimming beaches will remain temporarily closed for water quality issues, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Even though bacteria levels at Lake of the Ozarks’ Grand Glaize beach located in Osage Beach and Harry S Truman’s public beach located in Warsaw were minimal, the beaches will remain closed because the overall geometric mean exceeds the department’s standard for state park beaches. Once tests from the public beaches indicate the geometric means are within the standard suitable for swimming, the beaches will reopen.
Harry S Truman and Lake of the Ozarks state parks have a second designated swimming beach that remains open to the public. Visitors to Harry S Truman state park may stop by the office or fee booth to obtain a pass free of charge to swim at the campground beach. Visitors may also enjoy the beach at Lake of the Ozarks’ Public Beach #1 located in Kaiser.
The department collects water samples from all designated beaches in the state park system weekly during the recreational season to determine suitability for swimming. Beaches will be closed for high bacteria when a single E. coli sample exceeds 235 cfu/100ml or when the geometric mean – a 30-day rolling average – exceeds 126 cfu/100 ml. The sample test results indicate a snap shot of the water quality taken at the beaches at a specific time; however, a single sample does not provide an overall sense of the water quality in the lake where the beach is located.
The department will post the information about the beach status on the website at dnr.mo.gov as well asmostateparks.com. Visitors to Missouri State Parks are able to sign up to receive free electronic notices about the status of state park beaches while visiting the department’s beach status website.
Missouri's state parks and historic sites offer something to suit everyone's taste - outdoor adventure, great scenery and a bit of history. With Missouri's 87 state parks and historic sites, the possibilities are boundless. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites and swimming beaches, visit mostateparks.com.

FOURTH OF JULY PET SAFETY TIPS FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF MISSOURI


HEAT WARNING: Please remember when temperatures and heat indices soar, pet owners are advised to take special precautions to keep pets safe. It is critical to never leave a pet in a parked car when the outside temperature is above 70 degrees. High temperatures can be deadly for pets left without a cool, shady place to rest and plenty of water. To report an animal in heat-related jeopardy, call the Humane Society of Missouri ANIMAL ABUSE HOTLINE (314) 647-4400.

PETS AND FIREWORKS DON’T MIX:The loud crack and boom of fireworks can frighten animals and cause even the most obedient pets to behave out of character. A startled dog or cat may hide or try to escape the noise by digging under, chewing through or climbing over fences. To help make the holiday fun for humans and safe for pets, the Humane Society of Missouri has a few tips for this Fourth of July holiday.
DO:
  • Give your pet a quiet, cool place to retreat inside where sounds are less intense. Dogs and cats are sensitive to loud noises as they can be painful to their ears. Keeping them inside will also protect them from stray fireworks or from those who may seek to intentionally harm pets with fireworks. Their retreat could be a basement or an interior room like a bathroom. Provide access to clean, cool water.
  • Close all windows and turn on a radio or television to mask the sounds. Have your pet’s favorite toys and bed to comfort him.
oIf you can’t avoid taking your dog to the festivities, keep your pet on a short, secure leash at all times and watch for signs of stress. Never use a retractable leash in these situations. Have a back-up plan should your dog become overwhelmed by the activities.
  • Make certain your dog wears a collar and ID tag at all times. For more secure identification, pet owners should consider microchipping as a permanent way to identify pets and help ensure a safe return if lost.
  • Keep your veterinarian’s phone number handy in case of any medical emergencies.
DON’T:
oDon’t leave your pet unattended in a parked car. When the outside temperature is above 70 degrees, the heat inside your car can climb to more than 100 degrees in only minutes. Your pet can suffer dehydration, heat stroke or death.

oDon’t take pets to festivities. The excitement and noise could cause them to become nervous and run away.

  • Don’t let your pet loose or leave your pet in a yard unattended during the holiday weekend, even if you are only a few backyards away. A stray bottle rocket could frighten or injure your dog.
  • Don’t confine a fearful dog on a chain or in a small area such as a crate. This could increase his panic.
  • Don’t punish your pet for his behavior related to the loud noises. It will only make him more afraid.

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Weather Update: Hot And Humid Today And Thursday

A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect today and Thursday for Kansas City and surrounding areas. Expect highs in the middle to upper 90s and heat index values between 100 and 105 both days, with the hottest readings in the urban core of the city. Areas outside of the city will also be hot with heat index readings in the upper 90s to near 100. Be sure to take the proper precautions to protect yourself from heat illness.

Photo: A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect today and Thursday for Kansas City and surrounding areas.  Expect highs in the middle to upper 90s and heat index values between 100 and 105 both days, with the hottest readings in the urban core of the city.  Areas outside of the city will also be hot with heat index readings in the upper 90s to near 100.  Be sure to take the proper precautions to protect yourself from heat illness.

Obituary - Nancy Todd

Memorial services for Nancy Todd will be 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 5-6 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Inurnment in Virginia Cemetery, Virginia, Missouri. Contributions to Charity of Choice.

Margaret Pauline “Nancy” Todd, age 72 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at her home in rural Butler. She was born November 3, 1940 to John and Margaret Pauline Burnett Adams in Bates County, Missouri.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Robert A. Todd. Sr. of Butler, Missouri; two sons, Clint Todd and fiance` Michele of Butler, Missouri and Mark Todd and wife Tina of Harrisonville, Missouri; two brothers, Gerald Adams and Tom Adams, both of Butler, Missouri; three sisters, Bonnie Miller of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Iris Williams of Blue Springs, Missouri and Marty Setzer and husband Ron of Urich, Missouri; two grandchildren, Wyatt and Josie; and special niece, Makenzi Adams. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Robert A. Todd Jr. and infant son Jeffrey; four brothers, Gene, Bud, Ronnie and Pete; and one sister, Joy.

REMINDER: Mid America Lightning Sprints At Nevada Speedway This Weekend June 29th


Lost Dog In Harrisonville


Lost dog in Harrisonville area. His name is Joey and he is very hyper, loves to play. If you see him please call CJ at 816-665-8629. Lets help bring this dog home.

COUNTRY MART BLOCK PARTYAND ICE CREAM SOCIAL


Country Mart in Butler will be having a Block Party and Ice Cream Social on July 6th from 11AM to 3PM. On location, at Country Mart, will be FM92 along with the Life Flight Helicopter and the Butler Fire Department. FM92 will be there from 11AM to 1PM. 

The whole family is invited to Country Mart’s Block Party and Ice Cream Social. For children there will be games, face painting, clowns, a bounce house, and a cake walk. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will available with donations to benefit the Butler Bear Cheerleaders. 

Country Mart will also be having samples throughout the entire store, a 40 foot peach shortcake, and ice cream sundaes. Country Mart is located on Fort Scott Street in Butler. Bring your family and friends to the Country Mart Block Party and Ice Cream Social on July 6th from 11AM TO 3PM. 




Courtesy of FM. 92.1

BUTLER LIONS CLUB RIFLE RAFFLE


The Butler Lions Club is holding a Raffle for a .22 Caliber Rifle. This is a Smith and Wesson M&P15-22 Tactical Rifle. The winner of the raffle will not only receive this .22 Caliber Rifle, but will also receive a brick of .22LR Ammunition. The rifle and brick of ammunition has been donated by Sports Supply in Harrisonville.

Tickets for the raffle are now on sale and will continue to be on sale until October 1st. They are either $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. Tickets may be purchased from any Lions Club Member. These members include Gary Evans, Steve Craigmiles, Leroy Cook, Seth Black, Jack Wagner, Dave Miller, Rick King, and Bruce Jessup. Tickets may also be purchased at Computer Aisle, Adrian Bank, and Community First Bank.
Drawing of the winner will be held at Huckster Days on the Butler Square. Winner of the .22 Caliber Rifle and brick of .22LR Ammunition will be notified by phone number. The winner of the .22 Caliber Rifle and brick of .22LR Ammunition must go through FFL Background Check before taking possession of the firearm.
All the money that is raised with this raffle will be used for charitable purposes in Butler.




Courtesy of FM 92

REMINDER: THE MAN CAVE SWAP MEET THIS SATURDAY 9-3PM


The Bates County Elks Lodge is hosting "The Man Cave Swap Meet" The proceeds will help support our drug awareness program.

Vendors and buyers welcome. Men related items only!

There are 13 inside 6 x 8 tables and 20 outside 10 x 20 spaces available. The cost for each space is $15.00. Payment is needed to reserve your space.

Contact Berry Piland at 660-460-1281 to reserve your space. They are going fast so get your space early! (there are still spaces available)

Knife sharpening and concessions will be available.

THIS AIN'T YOUR GRANDMA'S GARAGE SALE!

Directions to the Elks Lodge: Orange Street (Business 71) to Mill Street, (Cox Feeds & Electric Plant), turn west on Mill Street, turn north on Elks Drive, and the Lodge is on the west side of the road. You may also come in from 71 highway, taking the 52 highway Butler exit. Turn east towards Butler, turn north on Sunset Drive all the way to Mill Street where Sunset Drive ends. Turn east on Mill Street, then north on Elks Drive.

Obituary - Richard Sirdoreus

Memorial services for Richard Sirdoreus will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Visitation will be prior to services from 10:30-11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel.

Richard Willard Sirdoreus, age 72 of Calhoun, Missouri died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at his home in Calhoun. He was born February 13, 1941 to George Washington and Thelma Leota Scott Sirdoreus in Grandview, Missouri.

Richard is survived by his son, Clifford Sirdoreus and wife Michelle of Belton, Missouri; two daughters, Rebecca Burget and husband Michael of Weslaco, Texas and Amy Sirdoreus of Dickinson, Texas; one brother, Rick Pennington of Colorado; three sisters, Mary, Patty and JoAnn; six grandchildren, Bridget, Danielle, Beau, Alex Natalie, Timothy and Chloe. He was preceded in death by his parents; and uncle and aunt, Leo and Jessie Sirdoreus.

REMINDER: D&D FIREWORKS DISPLAY THIS WEEKEND JUNE 29TH



What started out on a very small scale has now grown to an event that draws thousands of people every year. The Dunlap & Delozier (D&D for short) fireworks display for this year is set for Saturday night June 29th and as usual, free to the public.

Come early and enjoy great food provided by the Memories of Mom Relay for Life team members.

The celebration is located near 'Dunlap corner' 11 miles west of Butler on 52 highway- watch for signs. Due to the Mulberry bridge construction, please use the following detour when coming to the stand from 69 Hwy: 1 mile east of Amoret at the cemetery, turn left (north) on gravel road, go 1 mile, then turn right (east), go 2 miles, then turn right (south); 1 mile brings you back to 52 Hwy. Thanks.

Remember the event is free to the public, so show your appreciation by bringing trash bags and pick up after yourself.

Sobriety Checkpoint


The Cass County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the month of June and early July. This special enforcement is designed to make roadways safer and to increase public awareness of the hazards of drinking and driving. The funding for this prodject comes from a traffic safety grant program. Normally traffic flow will not be interrupted, and delays will be minimal. The patience, cooperation, and understanding of all motorists will help make the highways safer for all drivers and passengers.








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Partial funding for this project comes from a traffic safety grant program administered by the Highway Safety Division of the Missouri Department of Transportation. Normal traffic flow will not be severely interrupted, and delays will be minimal. The patience, cooperation, and understanding of all motorists will help make the highways safer for all drivers and passengers.

Nevada Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

Jamie Boykin

A Nevada man was arrested on felony drug charges Monday night in the Fast Trip parking lot on West Austin Boulevard, said Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher.

Jamie Boykin, 38, of Nevada, was charged with manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance. Boykin is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

Mosher said Boykin had been under surveillance by the sheriff's office and the C-Net Drug Task Force over the last 90 days, during a drug investigation being conducted in the city.
Once they received a warrant for Boykin's arrest deputies made the arrest.

Mosher said much of the information that led to Boykin's arrest came from the public. "People are calling and e-mailing information to us and it's helping get the drugs out of our county," the sheriff said, explaining that tips can be emailed to his office at tips@VernonCoSheriff.org.


Courtesy of Vernon County Sheriff FB Page

The Heat is On... Look For Heat Advisories Today And Thursday

THE HEAT IS ON! LOOK FOR HEAT ADVISORIES TODAY AND THURSDAY. TEMPS IN THE UPPER 90s AND HEAT INDEXES WELL PAST 100-110. STAY HYDRATED BY DRINKING PLENTY OF FLUID [NON-ALCOHOL]. CHECK ON YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND MAKE SURE YOUR PETS ARE WATERED AND KEPT OUT OF THE HEAT









Courtesy of Bates County Missouri Office Of Emergency Managment

News From Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

Photo: Washington, D.C. – Eighty-seven high school juniors participated in Missouri's 50th annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14-20. Local delegates were (from left): Miranda Dahman, Harrisonville, and Matti Harvey, Garden City. They were sponsored by Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, Butler.

The seven-day tour provides an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn firsthand what it is like to be involved in politics, community service and today’s pressing issues. 

Highlights included the young people visiting with representatives from their congressional districts and touring famous monuments, the Smithsonian Institution’s museums and Arlington National Cemetery. The group also took a sightseeing and dance cruise on the Potomac River one evening with delegates from other states.

Other events of the week included participation in the Electric Youth Day, during which a special program coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association brought together more than 1,600 Youth Tour delegates from across the United States. The delegates enjoyed featured speeches by government leaders and motivational speakers, such as Mike Schlappi, an inspiring four-time Paralympic medalist and two-time world wheelchair basketball champion.

Since 1964, the nation’s cooperative electric utilities have sponsored more than 50,000 high school juniors and seniors for visits to their U.S. congressional delegations, energy and grassroots government education sessions and sightseeing in Washington. For more information about the AMEC Youth Tour program, please go to www.amec.org/content/youth-programs.

Washington, D.C. – Eighty-seven high school juniors participated in Missouri's 50th annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14-20. Local delegates were (from left): Miranda Dahman, Harrisonville, and Matti Harvey, Garden City. They were sponsored by Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, Butler.

The seven-day tour provides an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn firsthand what it is like to be involved in politics, community service and today’s pressing issues.

Highlights included the young people visiting with representatives from their congressional districts and touring famous monuments, the Smithsonian Institution’s museums and Arlington National Cemetery. The group also took a sightseeing and dance cruise on the Potomac River one evening with delegates from other states.

Other events of the week included participation in the Electric Youth Day, during which a special program coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association brought together more than 1,600 Youth Tour delegates from across the United States. The delegates enjoyed featured speeches by government leaders and motivational speakers, such as Mike Schlappi, an inspiring four-time Paralympic medalist and two-time world wheelchair basketball champion.

Since 1964, the nation’s cooperative electric utilities have sponsored more than 50,000 high school juniors and seniors for visits to their U.S. congressional delegations, energy and grassroots government education sessions and sightseeing in Washington. For more information about the AMEC Youth Tour program, please go to www.amec.org/content/youth-programs.