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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Diesel Fuel Leak At Bear Stop Caused By A Semi


Butler Fire Department along with Butler Police Department are in route to the Bear Stop on a report of a semi that has hit the diesel fuel pump. Unknown how bad the diesel is leaking. Please use caution when traveling in this area. Bates County Live will update this story as soon as any more information becomes available.

1 Vehicle Accident I-49 South Bound

Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Butler Fire Department is in route to a 1 vehicle accident in the Southbound Lanes of I-49 around mile marker 124. Unknown injuries at this time. One lane of traffic is closed at this time because the wreck is on the Marais De Cygne river bridge North of Rich Hill. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

Power outage affects large portion of Butler...

Crews are currently working to restore electrical power in the southwest portion of the city. The exact cause of the outage is unknown but may have been caused by a faulty circuit breaker.

Use extra caution as schools are dismissing at this time. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Pantry Thrift Store Clearance Sale‏

Pantry Thrift Store
End of Summer Clearance Sale
Thurs, Fri, Sat (Aug 29 -31)
50% Off Furniture
75% Off Most Everything Else
Mon – Sat (10:00am-5:00pm)

901 S. Outer Rd. Butler, MO 64730


WHITNEY WEISS is recognized as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for September, 2013. Whitney began her employment in 2010. She currently works as an Accounting Clerk in the Finance Department. She gives 110% of herself to her job and the people she interacts with. Whitney does not complain about having to do extra work or to fill in when others need her most. She genuinely cares about the hospital and her coworkers. Whitney is always willing to help others. She displays the image of an excellent employee. The Hospital is pleased to recognize Whitney Weiss as Employee of the Month.

Open Mic Gospel Singing

Family Sports Passes Available At Butler High School Office

Family Sport Passes are available in the Butle High School Office for $55 per season or $100 for the year. Passes will be good for all home games except post season games. Come and get yours today!!


The Butler Airport will be the center of attention Saturday September 14th. They will host a Fly-In and Drive-In from 10am to 2 pm.
There will be demonstration flights, R/C Airplanes, Skydiving Demonstrations  and other aircraft is scheduled to appear.
A Pulled Pork Meal will be served after 11 am for $5.00 per person. The event will be held rain or shine.
That’s Aviation Day in Butler Saturday September 14th at the Airport.

Minor Traffic Accident In Butler

Butler Police Department is in route to a Minor Vehicle accident in the parking lot of Subway here in Butler. A woman's vehicle was hit by a truck pulling a camper and the truck drove away. Unknown the direction of travel. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

Big Travel Weekend on Missouri Roadways

Increased Traffic Expected on Roadways This Holiday Weekend
Motorists Advised to Drive Safely.

JEFFERSON CITY –Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the deadliest.
 “We want motorists to get where they are going safely and Arrive Alive,” said Leanna Depue, executive committee chair for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. “It’s important everyone do their part by obeying the laws of road, buckling up, and paying attention while driving.”

During the 2012 Labor Day holiday in Missouri, seven people died and 413 were injured in 1,086 traffic crashes. Of those fatalities, six were killed in automobiles, trucks, vans and motor homes (vehicles normally having safety restraint devices), and four of them were not using their safety belts.

The most common causes for traffic crashes during last year’s holiday weekend included inattention, failing to yield, improper lane usage, following too close and speeding.“Another huge concern during holiday travel is impaired driving,” Depue says.  “Always drive sober or designate a sober driver.”  

This year’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign began Aug. 16 and runs through the Labor Day holiday.  Law enforcement will participate in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturations patrols to enforce Missouri’s DWI laws and keep impaired drivers off the road.          The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety offers several tips for safe travel this holiday weekend:

·        Buckle up – every trip, every time – safety belts save lives.
·        Don’t drink and drive – impairment of any kind is dangerous. Designate a sober driver.
·        Don’t speed – note the posted limits and adjust for weather and traffic conditions
·        Pay attention and stay alert – dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
·        Obey traffic rules and signs – they are there to help you.
·        Plan your trip – determine your route before you leave.
·        Get plenty of rest before your trip – change drivers if you feel tired.
·        Be patient and courteous.

        For more information, visit, or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, #saveMOlives, #ArriveAlive and #drivesoberMO.

Earth Day 2014 Slogan Contest

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is asking Missouri fifth-graders to submit ideas for next year’s Earth Day slogan. The theme of Earth Day 2014 is “Watersheds” and the successful slogan contest entry will reflect that theme.

The winning student will be honored at Missouri’s 20th annual Earth Day celebration at the Missouri State Capitol Building. The winner will also receive a $50 gift card donated by Central Bank in Jefferson City. Entries will be accepted from Sept. 1 through Oct. 16 and the winner will be announced in December. The contest is limited to Missouri fifth-grade students. In the event of duplicate slogan submissions, the winner will be determined by the date the entry was received.

The 2013 Earth Day theme was “Energy Efficiency”. The winning slogan was “Energy Efficiency: It’s a Bright Idea,” and was submitted by Shelby Stille from Montgomery City Elementary School.

Earth Day 2014 is free and open to the public. This fun and interactive event celebrates the environment and hosts numerous interactive displays and activities presented by the Department of Natural Resources and other state and federal agencies. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the Missouri State Capitol Building and is targeted toward fifth-graders.

Visit the Department of Natural Resources’ website for more information on the Earth Day 2014 Celebration, including contest entry forms and resources for educators who want to register their classes to attend Earth Day 2014 events

Attention Butler Elementary School Parents

Butler Elementary School Parents - Remember this is Labor Day weekend and there is NO SCHOOL on Monday (9-2-13).

Also school Pictures will be taken on September 10th - flyers will go out next week.

Weather Update: Heat Wave Continues!

HOT, HOT, HOT! Another day in the 90s expected. The heat will now continue into the holiday weekend. Please make sure to share these safety tips. Stay cool!

Photo: HOT, HOT, HOT!  Another day in the 90s expected. The heat will now continue into the holiday weekend. Please make sure to share these safety tips.  Stay cool!