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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Weather Update: Thunderstorms & Risk For Flooding



Get ready for more rain. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday through the weekend and into early next week. Heavy rainfall associated with the storms may result in localized flooding. A few strong to severe storms will also be possible. Those with outdoor plans this weekend particularly along area streams or in flood prone areas should be alert for changing weather conditions and rising water levels.

Hope Haven Of Cass County Receives Stylish Donation


On July 12, 2013, First Impressions Salon and Spa made a presentation to Hope Haven of Cass County for a check in the amount of $1,591.00. This represents the proceeds of a “Spa-a-Thon” organized by First Impressions Salon a few weeks earlier. Holly Williams, the owner of First Impressions Salon & Spa, stated that “Patricia Roberts, Carolyn Wilhem, Carole Werth, Debi Brown, Stacy Stowe, Andrea Parris and others all worked together to make this a successful fund-raising event to benefit the victims of domestic and sexual violence served by Hope Haven of Cass County.” Further, Ms. Williams said there were many local businesses that donated gifts for the silent auction that included a new Coach purse and matching Coach wallet, gift certificates to the Missouri Mud Company, Gregory’s Event Space of Raymore, a Chi flat iron and many more wonderful items. Hope Haven and First Impressions Salon wish to thank all participants of this benefit who made it so successful.

About First Impressions Salon and Spa
First Impressions Salon and Spa is a full service salon in Raymore, MO that offers hair services, manicures, spa pedicures, spray tanning, facials, and waxing along with unique beauty and fashion products for sale in a small boutique. All of their services are listed on their website at http://www.firstimpressionsraymore.com.

About Hope Haven of Cass County
Hope Haven is the only domestic and sexual violence program and shelter in Cass and Bates Counties. Through December of 2012 they provided services to 470 victims, sheltered 117 women and 121 children and responded to 980 hotline calls. Not only does Hope Haven provide safe secure shelter for families but it also offers crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling, emergency assistance for food, gas & medication, and assistance in securing employment. More information can be found at: http://www.hopehavenofcasscounty.org

Circuit Court News July 29-Aug 2, 2013‏

CIRCUIT COURT OF BATES COUNTY, COURT NEWS
JAMES K JOURNEY, JUDGE
Diana L Rich , Clerk
July 29-Aug 2, 2013


St v. Rhonda L Baker, Felony unlawful use of weapon, set for 8-19-13.

St v. Veronica Pullen, Felony possession of controlled substance, marijuana/methamphetamines, set for 8-19-13.

St. v. Robert W Grubb, I: Felony possession of controlled substance, marijuana/methamphetamines; II: Felony unlawful possession of a firearm, set for 9-16-13.

St v. Robert W Grubb, I: Felony possession of controlled substances, marijuana/methamphetamines, II: Felony unlawful possession of controlled substance, marijuana/methamphetamines, set for 9-16-13.

St v. Joseph R Spencer, I: Felony burglary, II: Felony theft/stealing, set for 8-19-13.

St v. Krista M Itzen, Felony failure to return to confinement to MDOC, set for 9-16-13.

St v. Richard B Wright, I: Felony DWI, aggravated offender, II: Misd. Operated motor vehicle in careless and imprudent manner, III: no seat belt, IV: Misd. Operated motor vehicle without valid license, set for 8-19-13.

Leland Sumpter v Nancy Sumpter, Dissolution of Marriage granted.

Carlie Frances Priset v David Joseph Priset, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage filed.

Stacy L Griffin v Justin M Griffin, Dissolution of Marriage is granted.

Ella N Anderson v Jesse L Anderson, Dissolution of Marriage is granted.

Tonja Doles v Bradley Doles, Dissolution of Marriage is granted.

Susan R Shipley v. Philip L Shipley, Dissolution of Marriage is granted.











Smoke Reported In Adrian House


Adrian Fire Department along with Butler Fire Department ( standing by) is in route to a report of smoke in a house in Adrian. The house is located at 240 West Main Street in Adrian. Not alot of details on this available at this time. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

BUTLER FARMER'S MARKET OPEN EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON


AREA LOCAL FARMERS WILL BE SELLING,  “IN SEASON" FRESH PRODUCE EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. BOOTHS OPEN AROUND 3 PM EVERY THURSDAY AND ARE OPEN UNTIL THE PRODUCE FOR THE DAY IS GONE. SUPPORT OUR LOCAL GARDNERS … SHOP FOR FRESH PRODUCE EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE FARMER'S MARKET ON THE BUTLER SQUARE, YOU’LL FIND THEM ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE LAWN.

Job Opening In area

Apple Bus Company is currently accepting applications for individuals interested in driving for the 2013-14 School Year. If you are interested in this please call 660 - 679 - 6259 for more information.

Obituary - Doris McCall Tanner

Funeral services for Doris Tanner will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor John Prichard officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri.

Doris McCall Tanner, age 75 of Belton, Missouri, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at her home in Belton. She was born February 18, 1938 to Robert Lester and Lydia Berniece Arnold McCall in Butler, Missouri.

Doris is survived by one son, Robert “Bob” Tanner of Belton, Missouri; four daughters, Kathy Cehorn and husband Steve of Raymore, Missouri, Marilyn Rayoum and husband Bob of Ephrata, Washington, Theresa Wendel and husband Kevin of Belton, Missouri and Jana Wade and husband Jim of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; two sister, Pat Allen of Butler, Missouri and Bobbi Gaston of Denton, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry; two sisters, Sharon Horner and Linda Tanner; and one grandson, Gary Gentry.

Butler PTSO Meeting



The First Butler PTSO meeting of the new school year will be held on August 22nd 2013 at 7:00pm. The location of the meeting will be at the Old Gym at the grade school. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Obituary - Linda Lou Leister

Linda Lou “Granny” Leister, 71, Amsterdam, Missouri, died Friday, July 26, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, Missouri on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at West Point Cemetery in Amsterdam, Missouri. A visitation will be held at the Atkinson Funeral Home, for family to receive prayers and condolences, on Thursday, August 1, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, American Heart Association or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Linda was born in Butler Missouri on January 29, 1942. She graduated from Miami High School and was a stay at home mom until 1974 when she went to work for Bass Buster Lures in Amsterdam, Missouri and worked there for 18 years.

Granny enjoyed reading, cooking, going to football, volleyball, and basketball games that her grandchildren were very active in. She was always at the Bates County Fair where her grandchildren showed steers, hogs and sheep. On Monday and Tuesday evenings, you had to call her before “Dancing with the Stars” as she watched it religiously. She also enjoyed watching Pittsburgh Steelers football, tennis, and NASCAR. She loved her little dog, Kirby and her 2 kitty cats.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Mike, her father, Virgil McGuire, her mother, Wilma Rose and 2 infant sons. She is survived by a daughter, Jackie Silvia (Gary) of Williamsburg, Virginia; three sons, Jeff Leister (Beth), John Leister (Sandi), and Jim Leister, all of Amsterdam Missouri; two brothers, Mike McGuire (Cheree) of Atlanta, Georgia and Bill McGuire (Julie) of Belton, Missouri. Granny is also survived by and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Kasey Silvia, Jeremy and Jordan Leister, Tabitha and Samantha Leister, and Erika, Blake, and Somer Leister, as well as her 2 great-granddaughters, Kenzee and Kamee Snider.

Vernon County Police Chase

Photo: A Vernon County resident was arrested early this morning after a lengthy pursuit that started on Austin Boulevard in Nevada. The truck ran from Sheriff's Deputies after they had attempted a traffic stop on the chevy pickup. The truck ran from deputies  going into the county east of town. The driver eventually jumped from the truck and ran into a cornfield where he laid down trying to avoid deputies. Deputies surrounded the field and found the suspect a short time later. The name of the suspect has not been released pending the filing of formal charges of resisting/fleeing arrest, possession of methamphetamines as well as several traffic violations.

A Vernon County resident was arrested early this morning after a lengthy pursuit that started on Austin Boulevard in Nevada. The truck ran from Sheriff's Deputies after they had attempted a traffic stop on the chevy pickup. The truck ran from deputies going into the county east of town. The driver eventually jumped from the truck and ran into a cornfield where he laid down trying to avoid deputies. Deputies surrounded the field and found the suspect a short time later. The name of the suspect has not been released pending the filing of formal charges of resisting/fleeing arrest, possession of methamphetamines as well as several traffic violations.

Photos From Train Derailment North Of Rockville Missouri




Photo Courtesy Of Jeremy Shouse https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.shouse.9?fref=ts

Photo Courtesy Of Jeremy Shouse https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.shouse.9?fref=ts


Car Fire South I-49



Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Butler Fire Department is on scene of smoke coming out of a vehicle. This is located on Southbound I-49 and Mile Marker 130 just South of Butler. The vehicles motor appears to have locked up. All units have returned to station and Highway Patrol remains on the scene with the vehicle.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A Prepares For The 2013 Labor Day Holiday Travel


Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO, announces upcoming plans for Troop A officers to participate in the 20-Mile Trooper enforcement programs over the 2013 Labor Day Holiday.

Troop A officers will be conducting a 20-Mile Trooper project on Interstates 70, 35, 29, 49, and 470, and U.S. Highway 50 in the Troop A area on August 30, 2013 and September 2, 2013.  During this enforcement program, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile intervals in an effort to step up traffic enforcement with a goal of reducing traffic crashes over the holiday weekend.

“The Labor Day Holiday is typically one of the heaviest traveled holidays in Missouri,” stated Captain Powell.  “I would like to urge all motorists to make sure safe driving is a part of your plans.  Make sure everyone is wearing a seat belt, and never drink and drive.  Should you be celebrating the holiday on the water, I want to remind everyone to ensure they are wearing an approved life jacket while in a vessel and don’t operate a vessel while drinking."


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.  Click It 4 Life and Wear It!!!

No Sales Tax Weekend! SAVE BIG! Storewide SALE!!!‏ At What To Wear


Petition For No Motorcycle Passenger Until 21 Years Of Age


The Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced that an initiative petition relating to motorcycle drivers met state standards for circulation.

The official ballot title for the initiative petition reads:

Shall Missouri law be amended to prohibit motorcycle drivers from having a passenger on his or her motorcycle until the driver is 21 years old and require such drivers to successfully complete a motorcycle rider-safety class, unless the driver was born in 1984 or earlier and has maintained a motorcycle license for at least the two previous years?

One-time costs to state governmental entities could be at least $3,700 with the total potential annual costs being unknown, but probably limited. Local governmental entities expect no potential costs. Possible increased revenue to state and local governmental entities is unknown.

The petition, which would amend Section 302 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, was submitted by Tammy O’Meara, 3500 N Village Dr. STE 140, St. Joseph, MO 64506.

Before any statutory changes can be brought before Missouri voters in the November 2014 election, signatures must be obtained from registered voters equal to five (5) percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 governor's election from six of the state's eight congressional districts.

Signatures on behalf of all initiative petitions for the 2014 ballot are due to the secretary of state’s office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 4, 2014.

Before circulating petitions, state law requires that groups must first have the form of their petition approved by the secretary of state and attorney general. The secretary of state then prepares a summary statement of no more than 100 words and the state auditor prepares a fiscal impact statement, both of which are subject to the approval of the attorney general. When both statements are approved, they become the official ballot title.
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Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.

Linn County Fair & Rodeo


BUTLER R-V BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION


From the Butler R-V School District regarding back-to-school information students’ class schedules will be available, but there are designated times for students of each grade to pick up their schedules.

Butler High School Juniors and Seniors will pick up their schedules on Friday August 2. Juniors will pick up their schedules and the locker assignments at 1PM to 3PM, and Seniors at 8:30AM to 11:30AM. Juniors will pick up their schedules at the Butler High School Principal’s Office and Seniors at the Butler High School Counselor’s Office. Seniors will also complete a survey and briefly meet with the High School Counselor regarding graduation status and post-secondary plans.
Butler High School Freshman and Sophomores will pick up their schedules and locker assignments on Monday August 5th. Freshman can pick theirs up from 1PM to 3PM and Sophomores from 8:30AM to 11:30AM. Both Freshman and Sophomores will pick up their schedules at the Butler High School Principal’s Office.
Butler High School Eighth Graders will pick up their schedules and locker assignments on Thursday August 8 at 8:30AM to 11:30AM. They can pick up their schedules and locker assignments at the Butler High School Principal’s Office.
All students that have scheduling conflicts or those who wish to change their schedules should report to the Butler Counselor’s Office immediately after picking up their schedules.



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ladies Night Out


Vernon County Officers Take Part in Active Shooter Training







12 Nevada Police Officers and four Vernon County Sheriff Deputies took part in an active shooter training that was led by Joplin Police Department.

REMINDER: BACK TO SCHOOL SALES TAX HOLIDAY AUGUST 2ND,3RD, AND 4TH



The Missouri’s annual sales tax holiday begins on Friday , August 2nd and runs through Sunday august 4th. during this time, the state sales tax will not be assessed on certain purchases, including school supplies, personal computers and some clothing. Local governments can also participate in the holiday and increase the savings for shoppers during the holiday. The state sales tax will not be charged on clothing that does not have a value of more than $100.00.

School supplies, not to exceed $50 dollar purchase, that are used in a standard classroom for educational purposes and personal computers that don’t cost more than $3500.00 dollars and computer peripheral devices that don’t exceed $3,500 dollars. 

The sales tax exemption is commonly referred to as the Back–to-School Sales Tax holiday because it occurs near the beginning of the traditional school year for most students.
Any person, including those who live outside of the state of Missouri – who makes a qualified purchase may participate in the holiday. 

An individual does not have to be a student or be purchasing for a student to participate.Those dates a
gain for the Back-to-School Sales Tax program will be August 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Rich Hill Man Pleads Guilty In Vernon County Court


Michael Robinson 27 of Rich Hill Missouri pleaded guilty in Vernon County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The charges against Mr. Robinson was 2 Felony Distrubution, Delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 7 years in MDOC which was suspended by the judge if a successful completion of 5 years probation. Mr. Robinson also had stealing and forgery charges that was dismissed.











REMINDER: Stuff The Bus Starts Today August 1st

A great event starting at Wal-Mart in Butler this year is Stuff the Bus! Those in the community can purchase extra school supplies and leave them in the designated totes by the cash registers.
These items will be stuffed into a bus out front, and, then later disbursed throughout all schools in Bates County by West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, including Butler Elementary. 
They will be accepting donations starting on August 1st and continuing through August 8th. This is a great event to help the children of Bates County. Those in the community are encouraged to come out and help “stuff the bus!”

Baby Jackson Lough Car Raffle Winner Reveled




The winner of the car raffle for baby Jackson Lough was reveled tonight and the lucky winner is Terry Heckadon from Butler Missouri. The event was great and helped raise money for a wonderful cause. The family would like to thank everyone who bought a raffle ticket and Martha Mcdowel for the donation of the car and all the love and support from our amazing community. The next event for Baby Jackson will be the 5k Walk, Run or Roll August 10th in Butler starting at 8am. If you need information on that check out Bates County Live... The link is....http://batescountynewswire.blogspot.com/2013/07/reminder-fighting-for-jackson-5k-walk.html