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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bates County Sheriff's Office: Drop Pre-paid Visa Cards For Hannah Family

As of right now the Hannah family is requesting pre-paid Visa cards so they will be able to purchase what they need. They are living in a hotel and do not have the room to store the donated items. You can drop off the Visa cards or gift cards to Jami or Becca at the Bates County Sheriff's Office. Let's help this family out

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office sets record for housing income in November

Sheriff’s Office sets record for housing income in November.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher announced Thursday afternoon that the Vernon County Jail has reached a new record for housing. The Sheriff said his office has billed other agencies more than $65,000 (not including Vernon County inmates) for the month of November. “We have worked over this last year to sign new contracts with other agencies and we are starting to see the income from those new contracts” said the Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office has re-negotiated and resigned contracts with several agencies along with new agencies that have never used the services of the Vernon County Jail in the past. Greene County signed a housing contract with Vernon County in November that could bring in as much as $500,000 alone. The average daily population at the Vernon County Jail since November 1st has been in excess of 100 inmates. The Sheriff said the extra income from the jail will result in adding a few more jobs at the Sheriff’s Office and will also increase what the Sheriff’s Office purchases from local businesses. “It brings money into Vernon County so the extra work is worth it” the Sheriff said. Mosher said he expects billing for December to be even higher than November and said he also expects 2014 to be a record year.

MoDOT/Southwest Travel Advisory: For Friday, Dec. 13‏

MoDOT/Southwest Travel Advisory: For Friday, Dec. 13    
* Freezing rain, rain, sleet and snow expected starting early Friday morning and lasting through the day.

Weather Conditions: Freezing rain is predicted to being falling in the early morning hours of Friday.  The freezing rain could change over to rain during midday and then transition to sleet and snow late on Friday night into Saturday morning, Dec. 14.   
Travel Conditions: Road conditions are expected to deteriorate once the freezing rains starts falling.  Drivers can expect very slow going during Friday morning rush hour.  Travel conditions may improve during the daytime when temperatures rise above freezing.  But conditions could deteriorate again Friday evening as temperatures drop below freezing.  Road conditions may change very quickly as temperatures hover around freezing. Please monitor MoDOT's Traveler Information map for the latest road conditions. 

Road Clearing: MoDOT crews will be on the road ahead of the storm. Crews will concentrate on treating/clearing the most heavily-traveled roads first and will move to lesser-traveled roads to treat hills, curves and intersections as time allows.  Crews will remain out until all major roads are cleared. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution.

Winter Weather Driving Tips:
* Buckle up.
* Adjust your speed to weather conditions.
* Stay at least 100 feet behind a truck plowing/salting the road.
* Keep your windshield and other windows clear to help you see.
* Be alert for road conditions that may change as you drive.
* Don't tailgate.
* Focus on driving and avoid distractions.
* Allow for extra travel time.

Road Condition Information:
* MoDOT Customer Service: 1-888-275-6636
* MoDOT Traveler Information map

Weather Update: Snow Friday/ Friday Night

Confidence is increasing that a heavy band of snow will develop across portions of far eastern KS and northern/central MO Friday afternoon and evening. Widespread 1" to 3" snow amounts are expected by Friday night with a narrow band of 3" to 6"+ inches of heavy snow. Snow will begin to dissipate by Saturday morning across most areas.

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UPDATE: Hannah Family Needs: Let's Band Together And Help This Family Out

Imagine having to provide 33 meals a day and just lost everything you have in a fire.
Matt Hannah, a 21-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department, along with his wife and nine children, ranging in age from 1 to 16, escaped the fire near 105th Terrace and College Avenue. Matt is the son of Arnold and Sherry Hannah of Butler and the brother of Kirk Hannah, Athletic Director at the Butler High School. 
The family is currently in three rooms in a hotel, but with 11 people in the family can you image providing 33 meals a day for your family. A love fund has been established at the Adrian Bank as well as one in the KC Police Credit Union. The Credit Union phone number is 816-504-2800.
Pre-paid visa cards are needed at this time to provide food and necessities for the families. You can drop the cards off at the station and we will get them to the families. Gift cards to Wal-Mart are also needed. Let’s help this family during their time of need and show them that Butler cares.

Courtesy  fm92 newsroom

Obituary - Marcia Eleanor Baker

Funeral services for Marcia Eleanor Baker will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Dr. Terry Davis officiating. There is no visitation. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to American Heart Association. 

Marcia Eleanor Baker, age 88 of Springfield, Missouri died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Christian Health and Rehabilitation in Republic, Missouri. She was born February 17, 1925 to Jess and Anna McElwain Center in Butler, Missouri. 

Marcia is survived by two brothers-in-law, Willis Baker and wife Donna of Springfield, Missouri and Darrell Baker and wife Judy of Wichita, Kansas; her friend, Matt Boan of Overland Park, Kansas and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Edgar in 1996.

Kansas City Missouri House Fire Has Local Ties


Matt Hannah, a 21-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department, along with his wife and nine children, ranging in age from 1 to 16, escaped the fire near 105th Terrace and College Avenue. Matt is the son of Arnold and Sherry Hannah of Butler and the brother of Kirk Hannah, Athletic Director at the Butler High School Someone woke up about 2:30 a.m. to find smoke and flames. Everyone escaped without injury by crawling through a window in the master bedroom onto the roof of a sunroom.

A neighbor let the family stay inside their home to keep warm overnight.We will have more information later, including the sizes needed for the children. Some of the children will be staying in Butler with their grandparents, Arnold and Sherry Hannah. FM 92 and Bates County Live is in the process of organizing a donation drive for the immediate needs of the family and we will be posting and updating this info on our website.

FM92 will be providing dinner this evening for the family. FM92 will update you with the needs after speaking with the family when they arrive in Butler. Keep listening and they will keep you posted. Contact us at 660-679-4191 if you have any questions.

Courtesy of FM.92.1

Anyone In Butler Missing a dog?

Bates County Live received a email from a lady who lives in the area of Meadow Lane and Wix Lane here in Butler. The dog in the picture has been around her house 3 days. The dog does have a collar on but won't let anyone get close enough to it. If you are missing a dog like this contact us and we will try to get in contact and get your dog back.


Santa’s house will be open for little visitors on Friday and Saturday night from 5 – 8pm or until the last little child has spoken with Santa. Santa house on the northeast corner of the Butler square.

Beware Of Email Scams This Time of Year

 A big scam is targeting e-mail inboxes this month, hoping to dupe people who order gifts online during the holidays.

The Better Business Bureau issued the warning stating, “Scammers are taking advantage of the holiday shopping season with fake e-mail shipping notifications that pose as FedEx, UPS or the U.S. Postal Service.”
“We are always seeing it around here. It comes around every year,” Aaron Reese of the BBB’s Kansas City office said.

The e-mails are made to look like shipping notifications for a package.  They look like a receipt you need in order to pick up a package at a local shipping office. If consumers click on the attachment, they unknowingly might download viruses that will phish for personal and banking information.

Some viruses will actually lock up your computer and the scammer will charge you a ransom to pay up to free up your computer.
“It locks your computer down and asks you to pay a fine or an IT fee,” he said.
The BBB recommends if you get an unfamiliar e-mail, question what you see. Scammers try to make them look like it's from a legitimate shipping company.
Be cautious of unexpected e-mails with links and attachments. Beware of pop-ups with a sense of urgency warning of scams and look out for poor grammar and spelling.

If you download a virus, it's best to consult with an IT expert.

Weather Update: Winter Weather Returns Friday

Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are all in the forecast tomorrow. How much snow and ice you see depends on where you live. We still expect the highest snow accumulations to be across central and northeast Missouri into Illinois, while areas further west may see a thin glazing of ice Friday morning (any ice will be short-lived as temperatures should quickly warm above freezing Friday afternoon).

Please keep in mind that our forecast confidence with this system is quite a bit lower than with other winter storms. A change in temperature of just 2 degrees could mean the difference between all rain or 5 inches of snow for any given location. On top of that models are struggling to come together on where the heaviest precipitation will fall.

Given all the data we have available, here is what we think is the most likely outcome tomorrow. These amounts may be adjusted upward or downward as more data arrives today.