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Monday, December 2, 2013

Structure Fire In Adrian

The Adrian Fire Department along with The Butler Fire Department and Central Cass Fire Department is in route to a structure fire outside of Adrian. The location of the fire is North of Adrian on I-49 then East on E Highway to the second driveway. The shop behind the residence is reportedly fully engulfed in flames at this time. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

The Missouri Highway Patrol lists the following arrests in Henry County and surrounding counties.

The Missouri Highway Patrol lists the following arrests in Henry County and surrounding counties.

Nov. 30, St. Clair County, 2:15 p.m., Jeffrey A. Gage, Jr., 32, Humansville, two misdemeanor warrants from Jackson County for driving while revoked and fraud. Transported to the St. Clair County Jail.

Nov. 30, Bates County. 9:02pm, Patti J. Rodriguez, 39, Rich Hill, (1)Driving while Intoxicated,(2)Careless and Imprudent Driving- Resulting in a accident (4) Driving without a license. Transported to the Bates County Jail on a 12 hour hold.

Dec. 2, Bates County. 1 p.m., Anthony D. Barrett, 42, Grain Valley, misdemeanor warrant driving while suspended from Jefferson County and no insurance. Transported to the Bates County Jail.

2 People Hurt In Henry County Crash

Around 12:30pm this afternoon The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with the Henry County Sheriff's Department responded to a 1 vehicle rollover accident on K Highway around County Road SW 600 in Western Henry County. The accident occurred when the 1990 Ford driven by Gina L. Resz, 42 of Eldorado Springs Missouri was traveling Southbound on K and ran off the right side of the roadway and over corrected, causing the vehicle to overturned and ejecting a passenger in the vehicle 23 year old Kelsey Eisenbeiss also of Eldorado Springs Missouri. 

The driver Gina L. Resz received moderate injuries and was transported to Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. The passenger in the vehicle Kelsey Eisenbeiss received serious injuries and was transported to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin Missouri. The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Golden Valley Wrecker Service.

Obituary - Frances Williams

Funeral services for Frances Williams will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Radford Cemetery, Spruce, Missouri. Contributions to Radford Cemetery, Heartland Hospice or Willow Lane Nursing Center. 

Frances May Williams, age 90 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born February 16, 1923 Edgar Thurston and Mable Martha Murphy in Spruce, Missouri. 

Frances is survived by her brother, Ralph Jenning and wife Evelyn of Butler, Missouri; four nieces, Shirley Heckadon and husband Don of Butler, Missouri, Virginia Cline of Blue Springs, Missouri, Karen Hunt of Independence, Missouri and Linda Witz and husband Steve of Shawnee, Kansas; two nephews, J.L. Jennings and wife Pam of Butler, Missouri and Gary Jennings and wife Margie of Rockville, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Estle Williams; four brothers, Ernest, John, Wilbur and Homer; two sisters, Hazel Hunt and Esther Harbert; and an infant brother.

Barton County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Vehilce Pursuit

On November 27, 2013 at 11:03 p.m., Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Kansas/Missouri state line on US 160 Hwy in reference to a vehicle pursuit in which Barton County, MO Sheriff’s Office was involved. Reports from Barton County Sheriff indicated the driver of the fleeing vehicle had possibly threatened someone with a handgun.

Barton County Sheriff’s deputies pursued the vehicle into Kansas. The driver continued to flee before losing control of the vehicle in the area of 570 Ave and 250 St, where he fled on foot. After a brief search, the suspect was located and taken into custody by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was identified as James Donald Russian, 56 of Pittsburg.

While an inventory of Russian’s vehicle was being conducted, deputies discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia, which, along with information from Barton County Sheriff’s Office, led to the issuance of a search warrant on Russian’s residence at 503 W. Kansas Apt #2, Pittsburg.

The search yielded numerous packages of marijuana; methamphetamine; ingredients commonly used in the production of methamphetamine; a handgun and over $23,000 in cash.

 Russian’s charges-

Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance
Unlawful Possession of Drug Precursors
Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Possession of Methamphetamine
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Fleeing to Elude

Russian was held on $86,000 bond through Kansas. It is unknown what charges Russian faces through Missouri.

Lost Kitten At Butler Elementary School

Bates County Live was contacted by the Butler Elementary School regarding a small kitten that has been hanging around the school today. The kitten is very tame and seems to be someones pet. If this is your kitten please come to the Butler Elementary office and pick up your cat.

UPDATE: Structure Fire In Rich Hill

The Rich Hill Fire Department along with assistance from The Butler Fire Department is on scene of a trailer house fire in Rich Hill. The location of this fire is at 105 West Park Street. Unknown at this time if anyone was in the residence when the fire started. The cause of the fire in undetermined at this time. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

Obituary - Bob Hagberg

Funeral services for Bob Hagberg will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Butler First Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Butler First Assembly of God Church. 

Robert Carl “Bob” Hagberg, age 61 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Miami County Medical Center in Paola, Kansas. He was born September 30, 1952 to Emil Carl and Anna Roggensack Hagberg in Rockford, Illinois. 

Bob is survived by his wife, Denise Hagberg of Butler, Missouri; one son, Joshua Carl Hagberg of Butler, Missouri; one daughter, Heather Annajean Morris and husband Tyler of Butler, Missouri; one sister, Gloria North of Loves Park, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Pat Hagberg of Rockford, Illinois; one grandson, Aiden Morris; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and Lester; one sister, Dorothy Haight; and an infant stillborn sibling.

Yoga Classes At Get Fit Gym In Butler

Yoga class will be starting back up on Tuesday December 10th. Class are on Tuesday mornings at 8:00am and Thursday evening at 5:30pm, Yoga classes are included in Get Fit Gym membership, non-member fees are $5.00 per class. Hope to see everyone in class.

Structure Fire In Rich Hill

The Butler Fire Department is in route to Rich Hill to assist the Rich Hill Fire Department on a structure fire. Unknown what kind of structure is on fire but the location is 105 West Park Street. Bates County Live will Update this when more information becomes available.

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Press Release: Eight Fatalities Over 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday‏

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2013. Troopers investigated 299 traffic crashes, which included 140 injuries. In addition, troopers arrested 139 people for driving while intoxicated. The Highway Patrol investigated seven of the fatalities. The St. Louis Police Department investigated the remaining fatality. [During the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday, troopers investigated 350 traffic crashes, which included 140 injuries. There were six fatalities over the 2012 Thanksgiving weekend. Troopers arrested 140 people for driving while intoxicated that same weekend in 2012.]

Five of the fatalities occurred in the Troop F, Jefferson City, MO, area. One fatality occurred in each of the following areas: Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO, Troop G, Willow Springs, MO, and Troop I, Rolla, MO.

One fatality occurred on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. Angela S. Tate, 52, of St. Robert, MO, died when the vehicle she was driving traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. The vehicle then rolled onto the driver's side and struck a second utility pole. The crash occurred on Missouri Highway 28, north of St. Robert, in Pulaski County. Pulaski County Coroner Mike Hartness pronounced Tate dead at the scene. Tate was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Three fatalities occurred on Friday, November 29, 2013. Victoria M. Singleton, 22, of Mexico, MO, died when the vehicle in which she was a passenger crossed the center line and struck a second vehicle head-on. The crash occurred on Missouri Highway 124 north of Old Missouri Highway 124 in Boone County. The driver of the vehicle in which Singleton was a passenger sustained serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle that was struck, Timmy R. Bowne, 46, of Centralia, MO, died in the crash. Boone County Medical Examiner Dori Burke pronounced both Singleton and Bowne dead at the scene of the crash. Singleton and the driver of that vehicle were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash; Bowne was not.

Joseph L. Mayo, 57, of Hartville, MO, died after the motorcycle he was driving struck a vehicle head-on. Mayo was attempting to pass a third vehicle when the crash occurred. The crash occurred on Missouri Highway 38 east of Hartville, MO, in Wright County. Dr. Causa at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO, pronounced Mayo dead at the hospital. The driver of the vehicle Mayo's motorcycle struck was not injured in the crash. Mayo was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash; the driver of the other vehicle was wearing a seat belt.

Four people died in traffic crashes on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Ashley M. Burns, 29, of Linn Creek, MO, Kenneth D. Crockett, 51, of Eldon, MO, and Tammy J. Luttrell, 55, of Iberia, MO, died in a traffic crash on Missouri Highway 42 west of Hawken Cemetery Road in Miller County. The crash occurred when the vehicle Burns was driving crossed the center of the roadway and struck the vehicle Crockett was driving head-on. Luttrell was a passenger in Crockett's vehicle. Miller County Coroner Rick Callahan pronounced all three people dead at the scene. Burns, Crockett, and Luttrell were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Wilson Brown Jr., 38, of St. Louis County, MO, died in a traffic crash at Page and Pendleton streets in St. Louis, MO. The St. Louis Police Department investigated the traffic crash.

There were no boating incidents, boating while intoxicated arrests, or drownings reported during the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday counting period.

Man Arrested In Nevada Armed Robbery

Stephan Partee

The Nevada police Department is investigating the report of a armed robbery that occurred on Saturday November 30 around 7:15pm at the Domino's Pizza Store at 200 S. Adams in Nevada. 

A man walked in and took a undisclosed amount of money at gunpoint and fled. A man that was matching the description of of the robber was arrested by Nevada Police Department a short time later. 

The subject was identified as 34 year old Stephan Partee from Nevada. He was booked into the Vernon County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action, his bond was set at 100,000 cash or surety

UPDATE: Toys For Tykes Sign Ups

 If you missed signing up your child for the Toys for Tykes sponsored by the Butler Optimist Club, you still have a little more time. The deadline for registration is December 6th and you can pick up registration forms at Citizens Bank and at Consultech Machine Shop located on business look I-49 next to the Butler Airport. 

With the registration you must have a photo ID, proof of income and proof of residency, and the application and the proof can be dropped off at Citizens Bank and at the Consultech Machine Shop.

Toys for Tykes are looking for persons or businesses in the Rich Hill, Adrian, Foster and Hume area to adopt either a child or a family. They already have children in these areas that need to be adopted. If you would like to Adopt a Child or even a family contact Kristi at 816-738-0581.
This is your opportunity share the Christmas spirit with children that might not receive any other presents this year.


The Mullinax Funeral Home welcomes you to their Holiday Remembrance Service on Sunday, December 8th at 2pm. This Remembrance Service is a time that is set aside to remember loved ones that have passed away this year and in years past.
Personalized Angel Ornaments are also available to order at this time. You are invited to submit photos of your loved ones to the Mullinax Funeral home to be used in a video presentation during the service. Free copies of the video presentation will be available as a keepsake. The deadline to submit a photo is 4pm on Wednesday, December 4th. The photos will be returned to you.
If you live in the Butler area and need transportation to and from the service, contact the Mullinax Funeral Home for a ride - 660-679-0009. Refreshments will follow the service and the Chapel is located at 10 South High Street in Butler.

Saint Luke's Cancer Institute to Provide Oncology and Hematology Services at BCMH

Bates County Route O CLOSED East of Rich Hill on Tuesday, Dec. 3‏

Bates County Route O CLOSED

East of Rich Hill on Tuesday, Dec. 3

Where: Bates County Route O between Route B and SE 7586 Road east of Rich Hill

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3

What: MoDOT crews replacing drain pipes underneath the road

Traffic Impacts: Drivers will have to find an alternate route around the closing. Drivers will be able to get to driveways and other entrances on either side of the closing. However, they will NOT be able to travel through the work zone.

Bad weather could postpone the project.

Weather Update: Mild Weather Followed By Late - Week Bitterly Cold Air

Mild, dry weather will continue today through Tuesday with above normal temperatures. Watch for patchy dense fog this morning. A strong cold front will move through the region Tuesday evening, ushering in a polar airmass that will persist through the weekend. There will be a chance of light snow on Thursday and Thursday night, with minor accumulations possible. Temperatures are not expected to exceed the freezing mark for several days beginning Wednesday night.