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Friday, November 29, 2013

Obituary - Joe Cole

Joe Cole, 88, Latour, Missouri, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri with visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. (A complete obituary will be posted when available).

Update: Shed Fire West Of Adrian

Photo Copyright BCL Curtis Vail II
Photo Copyright BCL Curtis Vail II
Around 3:15 am this morning the Adrian Fire Department with assistance from The Butler and Amsterdam Fire Departments all responded to a shed fire 6 miles West of Adrian on 18 Highway around the junction of FF Highway and 18 Highway. When the units arrived on the scene the shed was fully engulfed in flames. The fire was very close to spreading to a near by residence but because of the great work of the fire departments was quickly contained to just the shed. The building was a total loss and it's unknown at this time what the cause of this fire was. The fire is still being investigated. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

Barton County Sheriff's Office Reminder

Just a reminder from the Barton County Sheriff's Office. We all know everyone loves social media, but remember with the holidays coming up to be careful what you post ! The last thing you want to do is get online and say " Dear Mr. Burglar, we are leaving our home and will be gone for several days. Please come in and help yourself to all our belonging,"..... Instead, make a phone call to the Barton County Sheriff's Office @ 417-682-5515 and put your house on house watch so we can drive buy and check it while you are away.

Pettis County Sheriff's Office Press Release:Explosion North of Hughesville-Deputies reopened High Point & Houston Rds to traffic. McGruder still closed.

The Pettis County Sheriff Department has now reopened Houston and High Point Roads to normal traffic.  Traffic will remain restricted on McGruder Road between Route D and Houston Road while crews investigate and begin repair on the pipeline.

Sheriff Kevin Bond thanks area residents for their cooperation during this incident.  A very dangerous situation was able to be successfully dealt with and did not result in anyone being injured or killed. We will update when more information becomes available.


Helen Sheperd, Missionary to Mongolia will be presenting her ministy at Amsterdam United Methodist Church on Sunday Dec. 8 @ 5 PM. On the corner of Walnut and Benton in Amsterdam, Missouri.For information contact:
Hank Roberts

Explosion rocks pipeline company in central Missouri

A natural gas pipeline in a rural area of Pettis County experienced problems about midnight on Thursday, Nov. 28, and a resultant explosion and fire could be seen up to 12 miles away or even further. The pipeline, operated by Panhandle Eastern, ruptured near Hughesville. The Pettis County Sheriff’s Department indicated several farm buildings, equipment and hay bales were set afire as well as a field. A few area residents within three miles of the fire were evacuated and returned to their households early Friday morning.

A number of public safety agencies responded to the area, including firefighters and law enforcement personnel. The pipeline was shut down, gas rerouted and company representatives and crew were at the scene with repairs underway. A Panhandle Eastern representative indicated no injuries were reported.

Obituary - Genevieve Margie Swarnes

Genevieve Margie Swarnes 86-year-old of Nevada Missouri, passed away Thursday at Moore-Few Care Center. The funeral Arrangements are under direction of Heuser Funeral Home of Rich Hill Missouri with services  scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Sunday December 1st at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints in Nevada. The family receives friends between six and eight o'clock Saturday evening at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.

Shed Fire West Of Adrian

 The Adrian Fire Department along with The Adrian Police Department, Butler Fire Department and Amsterdam Fire Department is on scene of a shed fire approximately 6 miles West of Adrian on 18 Highway just East of  the intersection of FF Highway and 18 Highway. The shed is fully engulfed in flames and is posing a danger to a residence at this time. Osage Valley Electric Cooperative has been contacted and is in route to turn the power off to the structure. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.