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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Small Fire In Butler

The Butler Fire Department along with Butler Police Department are in route to a small fire in the back yard of a residence in the 200 block of south Mechanic. The fire is contained to a childrens play set. Bates County Live will update this when and if any more information becomes available.

St. Clair County Warrant Arrests

Warrant arrests

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Desiaree Moore, 30, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a probation revocation warrant. Moore was charged with burglary in the second degree, a class C felony, in May 2011. In February 2012 she pled guilty and received a suspended imposition of sentence. She was placed on supervised probation for five years and ordered to pay restitution. Bond was set at $2,000 cash only.

On Friday, Sept. 6, Jerry Eaton, 41, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for commitment to serve sentence. On July 1, Easton was sentenced to serve three days in the St. Clair County Jail after pleading guilty to a class C felony of unlawfully possessing a firearm in November 2012. Eaton was issued no bond and ordered to serve the sentence.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Sean Cretel, 40, Osceola, was arrested in St. Clair County on a misdemeanor warrant for driving while suspended from Johnson County. Bond was set at $1,000 cash or surety.

On Monday, Sept. 9, Thomas Edward, 63, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear on a summons for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license in Aug. 2010. Bond was set at $1,000 cash or surety.


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From the desk of Mayor Don Malan: 

WHEREAS, “National Preparedness Month” creates an important opportunity for every resident of the City of Butler to prepare their homes, businesses, and communities for any type of emergency including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks; and
WHEREAS, investing in the preparedness of ourselves, our families, our businesses and our communities can reduce fatalities and economic devastation in our communities and in our nation; and
WHEREAS, The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign, Citizen Corps, and other federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private, and volunteer agencies are working to increase public activities in preparing for emergencies and to educate individuals on how to take action; and
WHEREAS, emergency preparedness is the responsibility of every citizen of the City of Butler and all citizens are urged to make preparedness a priority and work together, as a team to ensure that individuals, families, and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all type; and
WHEREAS, all citizens of the City of Butler are encouraged to participate in citizen preparedness activities and asked to visit the websites of the Ready Campaign at or (in Spanish) and become more prepared.
THEREFOR, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Butler hereby proclaims September, 2013 as National Preparedness Month, and encourages all citizens and businesses to develop their own emergency preparedness plan, and work together toward creating a more prepared society.
DATED this 9th Day of September, 2013 by the City of Butler.
                                                                          DON MALAN, MAYOR
                                                                          CITY OF BUTLER, MISSOURI

Courtesy Of Fm. 92.1

Bates County Sheriff's Department Top 10 Most Wanted List

Foster, Kenneth

Age 61 White Male
Rich Hill
2 counts of Stat Sodomy 1st Degree- deviate sexual intercourse w/ person less the Age of 14 years old-Serious physical injury/displays deadly weapon or dangerous instrument / subjects victim to sexual intercourse w/ more than one person/victim less than 12 years old.
1 count of Statutory Sodomy 2nd Degree
1 Count of Attempted Child Molestation 1st degree
4 counts of Endangering the Welfare of Child- 1st degree


$175,000 cash or surety 

Counterman, William
Age 37 White Male
2 Counts of Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia
1 Count of Operated Vehicle on highway W/out a Valid License
2 Possession of up to 35 grams Marijuana
$7,500 cash or surety
$2,000 Cash only

Flood, Eric
Age 34 White Male
Warsaw / Independence

Probation Violation
Resisting/Interfering with arrest, detention or stop
Property Damage 1st Degree
Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree

2,500 Cash Only

Milford Odell, Nona
Ginder, Nona & Odell Nona
Age 57 White Female
2 Counts of Animal Abuse
$8,000 Cash Only 

Mejia, Michael Vincent
Age 50 White Male
Kansas City
Domestic Assault- 2nd Degree
$10,000 Cash Only

Pinkman, Earl
Age 33 White Male
El Dorado Springs

Resisting Arrest/Detention/ Stop by Fleeing- Creating a Substantial Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Any Person
Resisting/Interfering with Arrest, Detention or Stop
Operate a Motor Vehicle without a Valid License
Failed to Equip Motor Vehicle with Rear License Lamp
Operate a Motor Vehicle in a Careless Imprudent Manner
Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle Sounding Siren and Displaying Red/Blue Light
$10,500 Cash or Surety 

Feitz, Cody Wayne
Age 23 White Male
Possession of a Controlled Substance
$5,000 Cash Only

Hartley, John Wesley
Age 53 White Male
Tampering in the 1st Degree
5,000 Cash Only 

Nowell, Billy Gene
Age 43 White Male
Sheldon & Bronson Kansas
Burglary 2nd Degree
$20,000 Cash or Surety

Cobb, Mark Timothy
Age 48 White Male
Garden City, Mo
Probation Violation:
Knowingly Burning or Exploding
$30,000 Cash or Surety

REMINDER: Ladies Night Out Tonight!

Miami FCCLA Booster Club‏

ATTENTION ALL VOLLEYBALL ENTHUSIASTS!!!!! Stop coaching and start playing! Gather some of your friends and come out to Miami R1 to our FCCLA Booster Club's Volleyball tournament. This tournament is open to all students and adults! NO RESTRICTIONS!!! Each team can have 7 players (this includes 1 alternate) and it costs $100 per team. 

That's only about $14 per player! Games will start at 10 A.M. on October 5th, 2013. The games are DOUBLE ELIMINATION! There will be a lunch and dinner plate available for $5. This includes a main course, side item, dessert, and a drink. Come out and play with us!!!

Contact Shannon Crawford at 660-267-3444 or at for any questions you may have!

Stolen vehicle recovered near Rockville

On Thursday, Sept. 5, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s office recovered a stolen vehicle from property located near SW 150 and SW230 Road near Rockville owned by Kevin Clark.

Clark stated he was hanging a deer stand on his property and noticed a white truck on the other side of the creek. A deputy arrived on scene and Clark showed where the vehicle was located. The deputy noticed several trees knocked down and the vehicle deep in the woods an estimated 100 yards from the road.  A check of the vehicle revealed the vehicle was a 2005 Ford one-ton truck with a utility bed stolen from Harrisonville in Cass County on Sept. 1. The vehicle was towed by Cross Towing with no hold. There are no suspects and the investigation is continuing.

4-H Press Release: County Council Officers Elected‏

A new slate of officers was elected at the September 9 meeting of the Bates County 4-H Council.  The officers are (front row from left to right): Ella Armentrout, Secretary; Jack Rotert, Reporter; Reba Colin, President; (second row): Carla Armentrout, Advisor; Allison Jenkins, Treasurer; Morgan Bradley, Vice-President; and Susan Anderson, Advisor.

Changes Coming to FM. 92.1

Changes are coming for FM-92. Michelle Schroeder has resigned her position as Sales Representative at FM-92 on Monday September 9th, Michelle has been hired as the Manager of Dell’s Appliance Store in Adrian. Michelle gave 8 years of service to FM-92 Radio Station , our clients, spots team and severe weather and  snow day cancellations .We wish her well at her new job.
Allan Bopp our morning Disc Jockey will be retiring on September 18th. He will give up the microphone for a comfy chair and take life easy. Allan has been with the station off and on for the past 20 years and we will hate to see him leave the Microphone behind. Allan was committed to his listeners and many times in severe weather would spend the night at the station to make sure you knew how the road conditions  and what would be cancelled the next day .  
Thank you…. to both of these employees for their dedication and commitment to their job.
Life will go on ….and clients will be shared and serviced by  Gail Tiller Sale Rep  and Melody Thornton. Diane Bartles will take the morning shift with Cindy Nickerson returning to the afternoon shift , ball games and tournaments.

Weather Update: Only 2 More Days Of Heat

Yesterday was the hottest day of the work week. Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday are also expected to climb into the mid 90s, but check out the BIG changes in store for the end of the week. Yes, that's right, a high of 80 on Friday and Saturday! Give this image a "like" if you're ready to enjoy some typical fall-like weather!

Photo: Today was the hottest day of the work week. Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday are also expected to climb into the mid 90s, but check out the BIG changes in store for the end of the week.  Yes, that's right, a high of 80 on Friday and Saturday!  Give this image a "like" if you're ready to enjoy some typical fall-like weather!

Update: Adriaunna Horton Case

A Lockwood man charged with the abduction, rape and murder of a Golden City girl last month did not appear in Barton County associate circuit court. Public defender Joe Zuzul represented 34-year-old Bobby Bourne, Jr., who is in custory of the Missouri's Department of Corrections. Associate circuit judge Charles Curless scheduled Bourne's next hearing for 9:00 a.m. October 22. Bourne is charged with kidnapping, raping and killing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton August 19. Her body was found two days later in a wooded area in Dade County.

From The Cass County Sheriff's Office: Cass County Accident Has Highway Shut Down

7 Highway at Shaffer Estates is Closed down at this time due to a motor vehicle accident and will be shut down for an unknown amount of time. There was an overturned refrigeration truck at the scene. Please find a alternate route around this accident

REMINDER: Butler City Wide Clean Up

Butler City Wide Clean up dates
October 7th and October 14th
Week of October 7 – October 11,
All houses North of Ft. Scott Street

Week of October 14 – October 18,
All houses South of Ft. Scott Street

The City of Butler, in cooperation with Bates County Disposal, will be conducting this citywide clean up for residential properties.

Bates County Disposal will pick up old furniture, appliances, paint, batteries and miscellaneous junk.

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt Comments on Syria Vote

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, released the following statement today on Syria:

“Assad’s chemical attacks on his own people were abhorrent, and I join the President in condemning his actions.
“It is clear that the Administration’s policies toward Syria have not worked.  The refugee problem has destabilized the region, and the addition of outside radical groups increases the likelihood of long-term danger for Syrians and their neighbors.

“During the first months of the insurgency, I believed that we could and should assist in establishing a safe zone for refugees and those challenging Assad.  This is a position I publicly held as late as March of this year, but the longer these things are allowed to drag on in the Middle East, the harder they are to impact in a positive way.

“I respect the President’s responsibilities as Commander in Chief.  In this case, the President has asked the Congress to support very specific tactics and strategies.  He has asked Congress to endorse a ‘shot across the bow’ and has said that Assad will stay in place while a political solution is sought, which stands in contrast to his statement more than two years ago that Assad must ‘step aside.’ I’m not convinced that the President’s strategy lines up with the policy goals our country should have, or that the Administration currently has realistic policy goals in Syria.

“After careful consideration and a number of briefings on this topic, I believe this strategy and the unknown response it may provoke are the wrong thing to do, and I will not support the resolution the President has asked for.”

Butler City Police Activity Report 9/3 - 9/9

09/03/2013 Assist at the High School
Disturbance 518 N Main
Accident 617 W Nursery
Alarm Osage Valley
Well being check 800 block of N Havanna
Animal complaint 500 block of S Mechanic 

 09/04/2013 Medical assist 300 block of N Havanna
Warrant service Courthouse
Warrant service 200 block of N Orange
Medical assist 600 block of Lyons
Disturbance 500 block of N Water
Medical assist Pathways
Disturbance 800 block of Wix’s
Leave without pay Conoco 

09/05/2013 Shop lifter Wal Mart
Animal complaint 800 block of Wix’s Lane
Traffic hazard Pine and Lyons
Open door 1300 block of N Orange
Open door 200 block of N Orange
Medical assist 900 block of Wix’s Lane
09/06/2013 Vehicle Accident Pathways
Keep the Peace Pine St
Keep the peace Wal Mart
Disturbance 200 block of W Harrison 

 09/07/2013 Theft report Fran Ave
Animal complaint 800 block of W Ohio
Well being check 400 block of N Maple
Vandalism report S Park 

09/08/2013 Alarm Country Mart
911 hang up 400 block of S High
Animal complaint Ft Scott and Thompson
Theft report
Alarm High School
Accident Wal Mart
Disturbance 800 block of Wix Lane 

09/09/2013 Trespassing call Wal Mart
Accident Wal Mart parking lot
Utilities theft call 700 block of Hillcrest
911 call S Broadway

Flags will be flown at half staff on September 11th from sunrise to sunset.

In accordance with state law, Sec. 9.134 RSMo., the United States flag and the Missouri state flag shall be flown at half-staff on all government buildings statewide on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from sunrise until sunset in honor of the individuals who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.