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Monday, August 19, 2013

Close calls in Cass County: Three mailboxes planted with explosives

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is trying to find out who has been putting homemade explosives inside mailboxes in Raymore. So far, three homes have been targeted.
In one of those instances, the victim says the explosive had so much power that it blew the mailbox off its post and twisted the metal like aluminum foil.
Understandably shaken by the July 27 explosion, Jimmy Long now gets his mail from a P.O. box, just to be safe.
“It’s a little inconvenience for sure, but it will give us a little peace of mind actually by having it in there”, said Long.
Unfortunately, Long is not alone. Kenneth Morrison’s mailbox was also blown up. He doesn’t allow his wife to get the mail anymore.
“They don’t realize the dangers of people going out to check their mail and be surprised with something  like that,” says Morrison.
The U.S. Postal Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the person or people responsible for putting the explosive devices inside the mailboxes.

UPDATE: Bobcat Fire East Of Adrian

Adrian Fire Department responded to a bobcat fire ( Skid Steer) around 5:40pm today East of Adrian on 18 Highway to County Road 2763 then 1 mile North on CR 2763 in a field behind a house. No reports of injuries and the fire was out by time we arrived. The Skid Steer did appear to be a total loss. Bates County Live is going to try to get a offical Press Release from The Adrian Fire Chief and will update with any further details.

Bobcat On Fire Eest Of Adrian

Adrian Fire Department is in route to a Bobcat on fire East of Adrian on 18 Highway. Bates County Live is in route and will update when more information is available

Vernon County Inmates Clean Up City Of Nevada

Photo: Inmate workers picked up trash along the sides of Austin Blvd. in Nevada today! In this picture they are wearing the new black and white striped uniforms the Sheriff just replaced for the entire jail.

Some of the Inmate workers from The Vernon County Jail is picking up trash along the sides of Austin Blvd. in Nevada today! In this picture they are wearing the new black and white striped uniforms the Sheriff Jason Mosher just replaced for the entire jail.

Circus Coming To Rich Hill

The Carson & Barnes Circus is coming to Rich Hill on September 24th, brought to you by the Rich Hill 4th of July committee and the Rich Hill Optimist Club! The circus will set up in the grass behind the School Complex in Rich Hill. The times are unknown and Bates County Live will update when more information becomes available.

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Crews in search for 60-year-old woman with Alzheimer's


PEVELY, MO -- Jefferson County, Missouri law enforcement officers are looking for a missing woman.

According to the Pevely Police Department 60-year-old Debbie Rawlins was reported missing on Saturday by her husband. Police said the missing woman has Alzheimer's disease.

The Missouri Missing organization said she was last seen walking south on Highway 61-67 in Herculaneum. She was wearing blue denim shorts, a gray hooded sweatshirt and carrying a purple backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 636-797-5000.

Fatal Traffic Accident In Henry County

Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Henry County Sheriff Department responded to a 2 vehicle fatality accident this morning around 8:45am on Missouri 13 Highway and Z highway in Henry County. The fatality accident occured when the 1999 Volkswagon driven by  Marguerite E. Schmidt 67, of Deepwater, Missouri attempted to make a left turn and struck the 2013 Toyota Tundra driven by Edwin L. Crawford of Liberty, Missouri who was traveling in the left lane of Missouri 13. The Schmidt vehicle then traveled off the left side of the roadway crossed over the median and into the Southbound Lanes of 13 Highway. Mr. Crawford and a passenger in his vehicle recieved minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mrs. Schmidt was pronounced dead at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at 2140 hours.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative 75th Annual Meeting

The Punches Family

The Punches Family – Bluegrass From the Soul

It's almost here!! Make plans to attend Osage Valley Electric Cooperative 75th Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 22nd at the Benson Center in Clinton. Enjoy the music of the talented Punches Family (5:00-6:45pm) and a great meal prepared by the Bates County Cattlemen. Registration begins at 5:00pm and the business meeting begins at 7:00pm. The pool will be open for the kids from 5:00 - 6:45pm. Help us celebrate 75 years of co-op history!

Obituary - John Warmbrodt

John J. Warmbrodt
(December 31, 1931 - August 16, 2013)

 Will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clinton, Missouri at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

VISITATION will be held at the church preceding mass beginning at 9:30 a.m.Father Thomas Hermes will be officiating assisted by Father Philip Egan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clinton animal shelter, or Holy Rosary School. The family would like to thank all of the nurses, physicians, and staff at Research Medical Center who cared for him until the last minutes of his life.

John Joseph Warmbrodt was born December 31, 1931 in Boonville, Missouri. He passed away peacefully August 16, 2013 at the age of 81. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Blanche Warmbrodt, and two sons, Chris and Mark Warmbrodt.

John was a proud veteran of the US Army. He earned a Masters Degree in Administration and spent the last 20 years of his career in the role of Superintendent of Montrose Schools in Montrose, Missouri. He touched the lives of many.

John was an avid sports fan, politically opinionated and loved his cat, Sweet. He never forgot and always loved his home town of Boonville, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Lee, who loved and cared for him for 56 years; his daughter Lynn and her significant other, Gary Narr; son Mitch and wife Karen; and his beloved grandchildren, Jade and Braden. Many friends will miss him and his sense of humor.


The Butler Chamber of Commerce will host the fall Huckster’s Day on the Butler Square October 5th. Those of wanting to rent a booth space need to contact the Butler Chamber of Commerce 660-679-3380. Along with craft, vendor and food booths ,  activities will include a car bash, baby contest, kiss the pig contest and a talent show.
Remember to register your food , craft or vendor booth today for the October 5th Butler Huckster’s Day.  

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The Butler Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome a few new members to the Chamber. Custom Creations by Harvest Hill,Tina Oerke. El Dorado Mexican Restaurant and Cantina,Bates County Habitat for Humanity Brenda Darr.  Sutton construction, Eric Sutton.
The Butler Chamber of Commerce is now located at the Butler News Express Office on the east side of the Butler Square. The phone number remains the same and may be reached by calling 660-670-3380.
Lee Anna Schowengerdt, a lifelong resident of Bates County and employed  by the X Group for the past 18 years . Lee Anna is now your “ contact” for Butler Chamber of Commerce questions and concerns.
Butler Chamber of Commerce hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
Lee Anna is the Executive Director and is very interested in hearing your ideas on how to make the Butler Area chamber of Commerce stronger and more accessible in our community.

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Obituary - Ronald "Ronnie" Slover

Funeral services for Ronnie Slover will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, Missouri. Contributions to Slover Family or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund.

Ronald “Ronnie” Blayne Slover, age 69 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, August 18, 2013 at his home in Butler. He was born March 26, 1944 to Orville Clayton and Stella Lucille Turner Slover in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Mary Pat Slover of Butler, Missouri; one son, Parrish Dean Slover of Kearney, Missouri; five daughters, Rhonda Jean Ruble and husband Patrick of Independence, Missouri, Mary Michael Lucille DuBray and husband Jeff of Raymore, Missouri, Erin Rebecca Eslinger and husband David of Butler, Missouri, Amanda Diane Slover of Butler, Missouri and Emilie Nicole Slover of Nevada, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, Zachary, Shawn and Megan Slover, Christopher Slover and wife Rachel, Heather Andrews, Alex Ruble, Emma and Elijah DuBray, Kaylee, Logan and Mollie Eslinger, Sara Howe, Sophie Slover, Cady Denk and Lyla Akers. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Tommy Slover; one sister, Pat Brown; and a sister-in-law, Tam Slover.

Butler HS Football Team Discount Cards

The Butler HS Football Team were selling discount cards for various restaurants in Butler and Harrisonville with a tab for a free small pizza at Casey's. We have some cards left in the High School office for $10. Stop by to purchase your card.  GO BEARS!!!

Bates County Nostalgia Band Concert

The Bates County Nostalgia Band is having concert tonight, Monday August 19, 7:00 pm @ the Butler City Park quad shelters. There will be.Ice Cream available! So everyone is invited and bring a friend, a chair & enjoy the evening with the Bates County Nostalgia Band! See YOU there! 

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Obituary - Keith E. Snider

 Keith E. Snider 66, of Nevada and a native of Appleton City Missouri, passed away Thursday August 15th at Nevada Regional Medical Center. The Funeral Arrangements are under direction of Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo., With a graveside service is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Taberville. Memorials to the Parks Chapel Baptist Church are suggested.

Hellen Cook Update: Pushing For Hellen's Law

The family of Hellen Cook hopes her death will lead to a positive change in Missouri law. They met with lawmakers Sunday in hopes of creating Hellen's Law.

Cook, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, disappeared from her Warsaw, Mo. home in July. After a long search, police discovered her body near a Benton County, Mo. pond on August 11.

Hellen's law would create new procedures for missing persons cases. The reforms the family is advocating for include categorizing missing persons, having standard alert procedures and having standard search procedures.

The family hopes by creating the new guidelines, it will help find missing persons faster.

"Time is crucial when people go missing, " said State Representative John Mayfield. "We are going to see what we can do about passing legislation next session that will help the highway patrol and state and local law enforcement to be able to move sooner in cases like this."
Cook's family held funeral services for the 72-year-old on Saturday.