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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Photos From Carson & Barnes Circus Tonight In Rich Hill

Bates County Sheriff's Department Press Release: Moving Forward

On 9/23/13 work began on the roof of the Future Law Enforcement Museum.  The Bates County Sheriff’s Posse purchased the old Museum from the Bates County Historical Society in September of 2011.  The Sheriff’s Posse was formed in 2009 and is a Not for Profit organization.   The Sheriff’s Posse holds annual fundraisers to include the Ultimate Horseman’s Challenge held at the fair and the annual Poker Run in the fall.  Support for these events has been great and a driving force in the fundraising.  Support has also been received from donations that have been mailed in and volunteer workers. 

The roof, projected at a cost of approximately $11,000.00, is the first major construction project to happen at the Future Law Enforcement Museum.  Once the roof is on, other projects like restoration of the cell area can begin.  Moving the old jail cells from the old High School where the Police Department was located will be the next project. 

Sheriff Anderson says, “We are very excited about moving forward.  Getting the roof on the building was a priority; you have to get the water damage stopped before you can move forward on a project like this.  While this is a major milestone on the restoration project we still have a long expensive road ahead.” 

If you would like to make a donation to help restore the old jail you can contact Jami Page at 660-679-3232 or stop by the Sheriff’s Office at 6 W Ft. Scott, Butler Mo 64730

Adrian Optimist Gun & Knife Show

  • Adrian Optimist Community Building

  • The Adrian Optimist Club is hosting our annual Fall Gun & Knife Show from October 4-6.

    Friday, October 4th: 5 PM - 9 PM
    Saturday, October 5th: 8 AM - 6 PM
    Sunday, October 6th: 9 AM - 3 PM

    Admission is $5.00 per day
    under 10 year old, FREE

    Door Prize - Raffle Items - 150 Tables

    For show information, contact Jim Binkley @ 816-213-7247

Vision Screening Day At Ballard School

Thursday September 26th is Vision Screening Day!! The office of Drs. Noe, Miller & Miller, will be out to check some Bulldog Eyes!! Please make sure your students have their glasses or contacts with them!! Thanks!!

Obituary - Garry Wayne Keith

Garry Wayne Keith 63 years old of Rich Hill Missouri and formerly El Dorado Springs, passed away Sunday at the V.A. Hospital in Kansas City. Arrangements are under direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, and services are scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family receives friends between six and seven o'clock Wednesday evening at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Obituary - Louise Dunham

Louise Dunham of Adrian, MO passed away peacefully on September 22, 2013, at Adrian Manor. Graveside services 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Crescent Hill Cemetery with Tommy Arnold officiating. Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian. Louise requested any donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or website: or phone (800) 805-5856.

She was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church. Louise was born February 2, 1920, in Fayetteville, AR, the seventh child of Sam and Viola Guinn Crozier. At a very young age, she moved with her family to Bates County, Missouri. Louise joined and was baptized at Fairview Baptist Church near Ballard, MO. She married the love of her life, Floyd, on December 26, 1935. For many years, they farmed in Vernon and Bates Counties, later moving to Adrian. She and Floyd were the parents of two children, Lena Marie and Gary. Floyd passed away in 1970; Louise was self-supporting and reliant for the past 43 years.

Louise was employed by the Earl J. Haas Store for many years. She was an original employee of Yoss Thriftway for 23 years until she retired at the age of 78. Louise greatly enjoyed her co-workers and meeting the public. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and served as Deer Creek tax collector for several years. As a “child of the Depression” and raised on the farm, hard work was no stranger; stretching limited resources was an innate ability. Her entire life, she poured herself into the lives of her two children, their spouses, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren whom she deliberately and wholeheartedly loved. Louise was well-known for her culinary skills, especially her baking, making jellies & jams and Christmas cookies & candies. Nothing gave her more pleasure than serving her family her homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, noodles, or banana cream pie. She was an avid gardener, canning, freezing, and putting up anything and everything in season. If anyone left her home hungry, it was his or her own fault. One of the highlights of her life was the opportunity to visit, along with her two sisters and two nieces, Ireland, the homeland of both the Crozier and Guinn families.

Louise loved the simple things in life. She loved raising flowers and a garden. She loved crocheting rag rugs. She loved auctions and finding a bargain. She loved Monday night Optimist bingo. She loved fried chicken and homegrown tomatoes. She loved to hunt mushrooms and pick greens in the spring and pick up pecans in the fall. She loved the independence of driving around in her little white Topaz. She loved her family and friends. She loved the Lord. Her wisdom, perspective, beauty, sweet laughter, and unwavering loyalty will be deeply missed. For each member of her family, she had true, unconditional love.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Viola Crozier; her husband, Floyd; her six siblings and their spouses, her sons-in law, Russ and Kenny. Survivors include children, Lena Marie and Gary & Carolyn; grandchildren, Allen (Cindy) Sollars, Denise (Robert) Schuchmann, Alison (Jody) Regg, Ashlee (Troy) Gilmore, Lindsay (Dave) Beasley; and great-grandchildren, Brian (Katie) Sollars, Brianne Schuchmann, Luke & Tyler Beasley, and Hunter, Carson & Brooke Regg; and 9 nieces and nephews. Allen and Cindy held a very special place in her heart due to their many years of unselfish attention to, and care of, “Grandma”. Cindy was an extra special dedicated caregiver for whom the entire family is very thankful.

Bates County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Vernon County Business Burglarized/ Items Recovered In Bates County

On 9/20/13, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Hume area in reference to stolen saddles.  On 9/15/13 a business in Rural Vernon County was burglarized and several items including saddles.  The saddles belonged to two residents of Bates County and were at that location to be repaired. 

On 9/20/13 the Deputies made contact with three subjects.  The three subjects were riding horses.  Initially the subjects denied having the saddles or having knowledge of the saddles.  The three told different stories about how they obtained the saddles and gear that they were utilizing that day. 

The three were taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office.  During interviews at the office Deputies were given consent to search one of the subjects residence.  Deputies recovered multiple items that are believed to be stolen from several burglaries, including several guns. 

Information developed by Bates County through interviews and working with the victims on the case has led the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office to recover the stolen saddles.

The case is ongoing and has been submitted to the Bates County Prosecutors Office.   

Butler Elementary To Have A Lockdown Drill This Week

Butler Elementary Parents:

The Butler Elementary will be having a lockdown drill this week. Also this Friday  (9-27) at 2:15 will be our first Spirit Assembly. Hope to see you there!

REMINDER: Circus Set Up In Rich Hill TODAY

Circus in Rich Hill TODAY Pre-sale tickets ended 9:30 am. You can still purchase tickets at the circus booth. Two great shows one at 4:30 and the other at 7:30. Each show is approx 2 hours long! They will set up the HUGE tent at 7:30 am north of the school campus.

Chainsaw reported stolen In Appleton City

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, a deputy from St.Clair County Sheriff's Department took a report from Loren Smith, NW 751 Road, Appleton City, concerning a Stihl chainsaw that was stolen from his residence. There were no signs of forced entry and another chainsaw and other items in the shop were not taken. The value of the chainsaw was estimated at $350. The investigation is continuing.

Osceola man arrested for felony domestic assault

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Rodney Sheldon, 34, Osceola, was arrested for felony domestic assault and two misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and possessing marijuana. The charges stemmed from an incident at 320 Warsaw Street, Osceola. Deputies were dispatched to the residence and made contact with a 31-year-old female asking for help. The female stated Sheldon was attempting to kill her. The investigation led to Sheldon’s arrest and the female was transported in an ambulance to seek medical treatment. During his arrest, Sheldon attempted to resist the deputies.  An arrest warrant was obtained the same day charging Sheldon with a class C felony of second degree domestic assault. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.

El Dorado Springs man arrested for child abuse

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Steven Patrick, 56, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a class C felony warrant for abuse or neglect of a child. The charge stems from an incident at home in the southwest portion of St. Clair County on Aug. 9 when Patrick assaulted a 14-year-old juvenile by punching the individual in the eye. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. He was arraigned on the charge on Sept. 18 and further court proceedings are set for Oct. 2.

Osceola man arrested on two felony drug charges

On Friday, Sept. 20, Billy Wood III, 24, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class B felony of distributing a controlled substance and a class C felony of possessing a controlled substance. The charges stem from an investigation on Sept. 18 at 365 Pine Street apartment C, Osceola. The investigation revealed methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and other items related to sales of methamphetamine. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only. He was arraigned on the charge the same day and further court proceedings are set for Oct. 2.

Photos From Butler Fire Department Training Last Night 9/23/13

Clinton Man Wins Lottery

When Billy Hart pulled into the convenience store the morning of Aug. 21, he had no idea his fortunes were about to change. The day started like any other as he followed his normal routine on his way to help with his son’s lawn care business. Hart stopped to fuel up his 1998 Dodge pickup truck and buy a Scratchers ticket. Before he left the store, he was $100,000 richer.

Hart, a semi-retired Clinton resident, decided to scratch his ticket in the parking lot of MFA Break Time, 922 N. Second St. in Clinton, where he purchased his ticket. A jolt of disbelief overcame him as he scratched the latex from the Missouri Lottery ticket.

“I saw the first matching number, so I just kept scratching. Then my heart skipped a few beats,” Hart confided. “I just didn’t believe what I was looking at.”

Hart, 72, went back inside the store to have the clerk verify the ticket.

“Don’t lie to me,” he told the clerk when they discovered the ticket was worth $100,000.

The great-grandfather of 12 took his “Millionaire” Scratchers ticket to the Missouri Lottery office in Kansas City on Sept. 3 to claim his prize. Hart says he plans on paying off some debts with his windfall. There is one other purchase he is contemplating.

“My ’98 Dodge truck has 350,000 miles on it. It might be time to get a new one; maybe a Ford, or it might be another Dodge,” Hart obsereved.

The "Millionaire" Scratchers ticket offers more than 100 prizes ranging from $10,000 to the $1 million top prize. The $10 game also offers the chance to win up to 20 times on a single ticket.

Courtesy of Clinton Daily Democrat

Creighton Under Boil Water Advisory

The City of Creighton is under a Boil Advisory due to a water line break.
If you have any questions you can call Rosemary at 660-499-2373 or
660-499-2210 or Kent Sites at 816-616-5587.

UPDATE: 1 Vehicle Accident Yesterday On H Highway

Around 2:10pm yesterday Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff Department, Butler Police Department, Butler Fire Department and Bates County EMS all responded to a 1 vehicle accident on H Highway just West of Butler. The accident occurred with the 2000 Black Ford Taurus driven by Brenda K. Brown 57, of Butler Missouri was traveling Westbound and traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and came to rest still westbound. The driver was wearing a seat belt and received moderate injuries in the wreck, she was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital. The vehicle received extensive damage and was towed from the scene Don's Tow of Butler.

Butler City Police Activity Report Sept 17 - Sept 23

09/17/2013 Assault report Fran Ave
Noise complaint 800 block of S High
Well being check 800 block of Wix’s lane
Accident Days Inn
Noise complaint 800 block of W Ohio 

09/18/2013 Well being check W Grove St
Keep the peace 800 block of S High
C and I driver Ft Scott and Broadway 

09/19/2013 Accident Koehn’s Bakery
Well being check 800 block of S High
Subject check Dollar Store
Missing child report
Noise disturbance Ft Scott and Broadway
Disturbance 100 block of Wilson
Well being check 700 block of Park Lane 

09/20/2013 Theft report 100 block N orange
Theft report Wal Mart
Harassment report 500 block of E ft Scott
Animal complaint 300 block of S High 

09/21/2013 Warrant service
C and I Driver 400 block of W Harrison
Noise disturbance 100 block of Wilson
Noise complaint 400 block of W Ohio
Runaway 500 block of S Mechanic
Disturbance 100 block of S Austin

09/22/2013 Vandalism report Rice Rd
Disturbance 100 block of S Broadway
Well being check 600 block of W Harrison
Keep the peace Fran Ave
Well being check

09/23/2013 Traffic Hazard Mill St
Accident Corner Hardware
Accident East Mill
Disturbance 300 block of W Vine
Accident 900 block of E Pine
Assault report 200 block of N Austin