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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Huge Yard Sale In Butler Tomorrow

Huge yard sale tomorrow from 10am -5pm 202 S. High Street in Butler. Some items include lots of clothes Baby Boys 0-3months, Girls 3-6 years and 10-14, Womens size 10-12, 4 16 inch tires, VHS tapes, Household items, toys, shoes, Double kid carrier for a bike and a lot more.

REMINDER: No Burning In Butler

The Butler Fire Department would like to remind everyone that there is still no burning allowed in the City of Butler until we receive a good amount of rainfall. Also they are not allowing any Burn Permits at this time. 

Roofing Job Available In Butler

The Bates County Law Enforcement Museum is still looking for bids to get the roof redone. If you might be interested please stop by the Bates County Sheriffs Office and see Jami Page or Chad Anderson at 660-679-3232


Today there was Two pairs of boots found by the 2.5 acre pond. They were sizes 3 and 3.5 mens- Hellen's size. In one pair was a bundle of twigs that were meddled with to be alligned perfectly and pieces of folded material were also found. The twigs and folded material are evidence of something Hellen would do. Volunteers searched the wooded area around the pond as best they could and Hellen wasnt found. A dog in a boat was also sent on the pond and a police helicopter hovered over the area, still no Hellen. Benton County left the scene at 6pm with promise of returning in the morning. The family is eagerly awaiting a diver or water patrol to search the pond. 

We still dont know if she is in the pond and hope that tomorrow will bring answers. Thank you all and please keep the family in your prayers tonight.

Patriot Guard Ride This Saturday

Patriot Guard Ride is this Saturday! Registration will start at 9:30am at the Harrisonville VFW, kickstands up at 10:30. Stops: Rockin' C, Flaming Lantern (Butler), Double T's (Drexel), Harold's (Freeman) and end back at VFW. Have some great stuff for the silent auction, will start Bids at 9:30 am, and will end at 6:30 pm. Let's raise this great cause some money!!

From The Butler Bear Backers

The Butler Bear Backers are planning a great event for the first home football game at the new field on Friday, September 6th we hope you mark your calendars for this event. We are excited for the upcoming bears fall season of football, softball and volleyball.

Also mark your calendars for saturday august 17th for the pancake scrimmage where the community can come out and have some pancakes and watch the football boys scrimmage and meet the lady bears cheerleaders, softball and volleyball players. 

Around 300 People Show Up Too Look For Missing Warsaw Woman

Hellen Cook

Man 4 Man Grid Search

one of the 4 billboards donated by LAMAR.
 FIND HELLEN COOK UPDATE: The search party today went great! The family was so touched by the nearly 300 volunteers that came out. Early in the search Hellen's shoes and scarf were found. A small group of about 50 remain at the site where they were found. They are covering the perimeter of an extremely large pond with thick woods, tall grass, etc. A pair of boots were found 1 hour ago. Hellen was last seen carrying boots so perhaps these boots are another clue to her where abouts. Helicopters have been flying overhead and boats have been doing border patrol. We are hopeful that we may finally get an answer today. Please be in prayer for the tough search team still out. Hellen's Heros: Keep sharing Hellen's Picture and description on your walls! We still don't know where she is for sure! Hellen may be in a different state! Thank you all!  If you have any information please call the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 660-438-9555

Ron Nissen Inducted Into 4-H Hall Of Fame


Those of us at Bates County Live as well as FM92 would like to congratulate Ron Nissen. Nissen had provided 30 years of service to youth in the community, including being the Ham Preservation Leader.
Nissen has not only provided 30 years of service, but has been inducted into the Missouri State 4-H Hall of Fame. Congratulations Ron Nissen and thank you for your service.

NEWS RELEASE: Visitors may enjoy Pomme de Terre State Park's new yurt‏

Visitors may enjoy Pomme de Terre State Park’s new yurt
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  A new lodging option is now available at Pomme de Terre State Park. Visitors can enjoy an alternative camping experience by reserving a stay in the park’s yurt, a circular structure that is weather tight and includes electricity, air conditioning, and heating. The yurt at Pomme de Terre State Park is the third in Missouri State Parks; the other two are located at Lake of the Ozarks State Park.
“Providing these types of alternative camping options allows visitors to have a new experience in our state parks,” said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “A yurt is a great way to experience the outdoors while still having the comforts of climate control, protection from the elements, and a locking door. I would encourage anyone who is interested in a stay in one of these unique structures to make their reservation at Lake of the Ozarks or Pomme de Terre state parks today.”
A yurt has a fabric cover, much like a tent, and wooden frame making it strong and weather tight. It sits on a wooden platform with decking and has a locking door. There are three large windows to enjoy the view and a dome skylight that can be opened for ventilation. The units are ADA-accessible and sleep five with a maximum occupancy of six. They feature furnishings and lighting including a log futon, log futon bunk bed, a dorm-size refrigerator, coffee table, air conditioner and heater.     
The new yurt at Pomme de Terre State Park is located in the Loop 400 in the Pittsburg area of the park. A picnic table and a fire ring and grill for barbecuing or campfires are located outside the unit. Since the yurts do not include running water, a modern, central restroom and shower house is available nearby.
To stay in a yurt or make any camping reservation at Missouri State Parks, call 877-ICampMo (877-422-6766) or visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Scam Text In Area

Security Bank has received information from some of our customers that a text message has been sent to their phones with a number to call.  This number leads to a request for your debit card number.  DO NOT GIVE THIS INFORMATION.

This is what one of the text messages looks like:

FWD: (USDirectExpress)533248XXAccountLimited.
Call 662-823-0391

Please do not call this number or give out your debit card information.  If you have already called and given this information, call your bank immediately.

Courtesy Of Debbie Bradley Security Bank

Pavement Sealing Work Week of July 29 In Bates, Henry and St. Clair Counties‏

Week of July 29 In Bates, Henry and St. Clair Counties

Bates, Henry & St. Clair counties -- Pavement sealing projects are planned for several state routes in Bates, Henry and St. Clair counties during the week of July 29, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
Drivers can expect traffic stops of up to 20 minutes where crews are working to apply rock and oil to the road. The process is designed to seal cracks and preserve the pavement.
During the chip-seal operation and even for a while afterwards, loose gravel may be on the road. So drivers are urged to slow down in the work zone to avoid sliding out of control and to keep from throwing rocks into the air that could crack windshields. The work zone speed limit will be set at 45 mph.

Here's the schedule:

* July 29 -- Bates County Route Y between Amsterdam and Merwin.
* July 30 -- Route 52 in Henry County between Route 13 at Deepwater and Montrose.
* July 31 -- Route 52 in Henry/St. Clair and Bates counties between Montrose and Bates County Route BB east of Butler
* Aug. 1 -- Route 82 in St. Clair County between Harper and Osceola
Bad weather and/or material or equipment problems will cause changes in the work schedule.

Driving Delays
* Traffic may be stopped for up to 20 minutes where the work zone begins. That is because the rock spreader being used in the chip-seal operation covers the width of the road. Using equipment that covers the full width of the pavement enables the work to go quicker than doing one lane at a time.
* When the road equipment is being moved to a new location, one lane will be opened to traffic and a pilot vehicle will lead vehicles through the work zone.
* Drivers on side roads and driveways approaching the highway will have to stop and wait to follow a pilot vehicle before pulling onto or crossing the highway.
* Obey flaggers stationed on the road to help direct traffic.
A chip-seal is planned for these roads as an economical way to maintain and preserve the pavement. The treatment keeps a road from deteriorating and extends its life.

Weather Update: Rain Likely Friday... Very Nice Weekend

If you don't mind some more rain on Friday...this weekend's forecast is looking AMAZING! Here is a look at your weekend forecast. We may get close to some record low temperatures early Sunday morning in the 50s.

Central Missouri Police Academy (University of Central Missouri) Taking Applications Now

Central Missouri Police Academy (University of Central Missouri)

The CMPA is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 police academy classes. Fall academy starts 8/19/2013 and the Spring academy (is TBA) but will begin early in January 2014. For more information and instructions for the application process visit:

Appleton City Couple Suffer Minor Injuries Clay County Crash

Appleton City couple suffered minor injuries in a 2 vehicle collision today in Clay County, Missouri around 9:30am this morning. Missouri State Highway Patrol says 71-year-old Robert Munsterman and 60-year-old Carmelita Munsterman was taken to the Liberty Hospital for treatment after a vehicle ran a red light at struck them. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

Huge Garage Sale In Butler

HUGE GARAGE SALE-Friday from 8:30 - 5 and Saturday from 8:30 - 1. Location is the Assembly of God church in Butler at 901 S Main (just south of Medicalodge). Families involved are Nelson, Chandler and Berwald. Come see us and find a great bargain or two!

Osage Valley Reports Power Outage

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative - Butler, MO

Approximately 90 people are without power in the Freeman and Cleveland area. Crews are on the way and will restore power as quickly as possible. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

Piper's Birthday Sale @ What To Wear

Stolen Cattle In Vernon County

The Vernon County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the theft of seven Angus and or Charolais cows missing from a pasture approximately 2.25 miles west of Walker, Mo on Jayhawk Rd.
The cows are bred and were an assortment of reds or whites or a combination of red and white, Angus and or Charolaise. All had older Y-tech ear tags and some may have had a Bar G (Bar over the letter G) on right hip. The cows were last seen in the middle of June 2013.
If you think you may have seen or heard of something that is relevant to this theft, please contact detective John Randall of the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at 417-448-5555.

Courtesy of FM. 92.1

UPDATE: Accident on 52 East Highway

The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with the Bates County Sheriff and Bates County EMS responded to a 2 vehicle accident on Missouri 52 Highway West about 1 mile East of Route O around 6:30PM on Wednesday July 24th.
Those in the accident were Daylon Turner, age 26 of Appleton City, and James Knight, age 27 of Appleton City. The injuries caused by the accident were not life threatening. Knight received no injuries from the crash and Turner received minor injuries. Turner was also transported by EMS to Bates County Memorial Hospital.
The crash occurred when Turner was traveling East on Missouri 52 Highway West and crossed the center of the roadway into the westbound lane. Traveling West on Missouri 52 Highway West, Knight traveled off the roadway in an attempt to avoid a collision with Turner. Turner, while traveling in the opposite lane, struck the Knight’s trailer.

Press Release From Butler School District

From The Pettis County Sheriff: Crime Stoppers Offering Reward In Deaths

Crime Stoppers offering cash reward in Barbara & Jeremiah Hudson deaths. Call 660-827-TIPS or Text-A-Tip to 660-281-6501.

Crime Stoppers and the Pettis County Sheriff's Office are seeking any information regarding the deaths of Barbara and Jeremiah Hudson, who were found in their burning home on Morton Road in far west central Pettis County on Monday, July 22nd, 2013. Their deaths have been ruled as homicides and the Missouri Rural Major Case Squad has been called in to assist the Pettis County Sheriff in investigating the case.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people involved in this crime.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 660-827-TIPS(8477). You can also Text-A-Tip to 660-281-6501.

Our calls are not recorded, we do not use Caller ID, and as always you never have to give your name.


Anyone with information is urged to contact the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 660-827-TIPS(8477). You can also Text-A-Tip to 660-281-6501.

Obituary - Gail G. Kroenke

Gail G. Kroenke, DVM, 81, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. Services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Bates County Live will update when more information becomes available.

Grass Fire Caused By Blown Tire On I-49

Bates County Sheriffs Department along with Butler Fire Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol are in on scene of a reported grass fire on Northbound I-49 at mile marker 128.3. The fire occurred when a tire on a stock trailer blew and started a fire. The fire is under control and all units are clear.