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Friday, August 16, 2013

REMINDER: Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow Morning 7:30am

Hey everyone don't forget the pancake scrimmage at football field Saturday 8/17. Pancakes will be served beginning at 730 a.m. and then the football boys take the field at 8:15 for a scrimmage. Then football boys, softball and volleyball girls and fall cheerleaders will be introduced..
We will also have the merchandise trailer opened for anyone to get stocked on thier bear needs...

Pancake breakfast is free but appreciate any freewill donation.

Obituary - William G. "Bill" Clum

William G. "Bill" Clum, 78, Harrisonville, MO, died Friday, August 16, 2013 at Lee's Summit Medical Center in Lee's Summit, MO. Services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Obituary- Raymond Morgan

Funeral services for Raymond Morgan will be 11:00 AM Monday, August 19, 2013 at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660) 679-0009 with Pastors John Park and Ruth Winkler officiating, and special words from Layne Ziegler. Visitation Sunday evening, 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church of Butler. Messages and memories may be left for the family
Raymond Donald Morgan, 82 of Butler, Missouri passed away August 16, 2013 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Raymond was born March 21, 1931 in Louisburg, Kansas, the son of Eddie and Mary (Obermeier) Morgan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eddie Jr., as well as a granddaughter, Hannah. Raymond is survived by his wife, Norma Morgan of Butler; son Lynn (Paula) Morgan; two daughters, Kathy Morgan and Patricia (Kermit) Cottrell; six grand-daughters, Lindsey, Rachel (Travis), Robin (Luther), Mary, Katherine, and Jessica; and three great-grandsons, Remmington, Tristyn, and Avry.

Bates County Sheriffs Department Utilizes MOSWIN radio system‏

Missouri has built a statewide public safety interoperable communications system, known as the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network (MOSWIN). MOSWIN is a network of communications towers, base stations and communications software. The project is providing the infrastructure that will provide interoperable communications throughout the state to both state public safety agencies and any local jurisdictions that wish to use the system for their interoperable communications. The system meets a Federal Communications Commission mandate that all public safety agencies in the U.S. operate only in a “narrowband” mode after Jan. 1, 2013. 
The Statewide Interoperability Network serves two primary functions:
· Providing internal communications capabilities for state agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Department of Natural Resources and State Emergency Management Agency.
· Providing a statewide interoperability platform and access for local agencies to achieve interoperable communications with local, state, regional and federal agencies.
The network operates five channels per site in the “trunked” radio mode and utilizes predominantly VHF High Band public safety spectrum (150 MHz) consisting of 75 radio sites statewide.

Starting on 8/15/2013 the Bates County Sheriff’s Office has started using the MOSWIN system.  The yearlong project required the Sheriff’s Office to upgrade the entire radio system to digital radios.  Each patrol vehicle in the fleet required new radios and each Deputy received a new portable radio to carry. 

“Prior to utilizing the MOSWIN radio system the Bates County Sheriff’s Office has always struggled with radio coverage throughout the County.  It is a danger to the citizens and the Deputies that work for our County to not have a reliable radio system,” says Sheriff Anderson.   “In 2009, when I took office I began working on our radio system problems.  We began in 2010 with new radio console in the Communication room.  

Then we conducted studies of our radio coverage, just to find out that being the 6th largest county in the State of Missouri hindered our ability to have radio coverage without investing $250,000 to $500,000.  This cost would have been to place four additional antennas strategically throughout the county and upgrade the current mobile and portable radios.”

During the last four years citizens that had knowledge of the radio problems had offered to allow the county to install the needed antennas on their property.   Sheriff Anderson says, “By utilizing the MOSWIN system, which includes the utilizing State of Missouri’s antennas, Bates County has saved money on the cost of the antennas, installation, maintenance and future upgrades. The our total project cost was $92,000 saving our local tax payers anywhere from $160,000 to $400,000”

“Going digital on the MOSWIN system was a no brainer.  The average age of our current radios were about 10 years old or older.  We were in the need to upgrade our mobile and portable radios to be compliant with new regulations, so we purchased the digital radios.  Last year we received 4 radios on a MOSWIN Grant through the State of Missouri and this year we are receiving 2 additional radios through the same grant.  These two grants alone saved us an additional $30,000.” says Anderson. 

Obituary- Amanda Lou Marshall

Amanda Lou Marshall, 55 of Harrisonville, Missouri, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at her sister’s home in Harrisonville. Services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri.
Amanda was born February 18, 1958 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Lewis and Audrey Gail (Barrett) Marshall. Amanda lived in Pennsylvania and Arizona before moving to Missouri. She had lived in Harrisonville for 18 years. Amanda owned Hideaway Pet Services in Harrisonville, a kennel for dogs and cats.

Amanda was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Tim Marshall. She is survived by one daughter, Audrey Taylor Marshall, Harrisonville; two brothers, Alan Marshall, Harrisonville and Michael Marshall, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; one sister, Patricia Harris and her husband, Richard, Harrisonville and a step-grandmother, Mary Lou Marshall, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Obituary: Glen Troy Evans

Glen Troy Evans, 91, Grandview, Missouri, formerly of Adrian, Missouri, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian. A complete obituary will be posted when available.


Grab the family for a “Movie in the Park” Saturday evening August 24th. The show will hit the screen at dusk… it’s all free to the public, just bring a lawn chair and enjoy the movie “ Despicable Me” at the North Field of the City Park. Kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be concession stands available and restroom facilities. It is all sponsored by the Butler Parks and Recreation of the Butler City Hall. This will be held at the North Park in Butler

Adrian Bank Open House Event

Friday August 23rd, 2013 Adrian Bank Branch In Archie will hosts a open house event. The Butler Branch of Adrian Bank will host a open house the following Saturday August 24th. The open house events is a way for Adrian Bank to say thank you for your business.. Everyone come out and enjoy.

UPDATE: Rollover Accident On F Highway

On August 14th around 6:30am Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff and Amsterdam Fire Department all responded to a 1 vehicle accident on F Highway 0.3 miles East of County Road 9001. The accident occured when the 2003 Chevrolet Truck Driven by Logan T. Rogers of Pleasant Hill Missouri was traveling Westbound crossed the center line, traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a culvert. The truck then became airborne, struck the ground and begin to roll coming to rest on it's wheels. Mr. Rogers refused treatment at the scene. The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Miller Tow Company.