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Friday, December 27, 2013

Bates County Memorial Hospital 2013 Employee Of The Year

Ed Hannon with EOY Karen Landers

An awards banquet was held by Bates County Memorial Hospital on December 19, 2013. Mr. Ed Hannon, Chief Executive Officer, announced that Ms. Karen Landers was voted by her peers as the 2013 Employee of the Year. Karen received an engraved plaque and a gift from the hospital. Karen has been employed as a Registered Nurse since 1994. She has worked as an Emergency Room nurse and is currently the RN Supervisor of the Outpatient Specialty Clinic. The hospital is honored to recognize Karen as its Employee of the Year.

Minor Traffic Accident In Butler

The Butler Police Department is on scene of a minor 2 vehicle accident on the corner of Delaware and Pine Streets here in Butler. No reports of injuries with this accident and unknown if they are blocking the roadway or not. Please use caution if you are traveling in this area.

Bates County Sheriffs Office Press Release: Meteor

On 12/26/13 the Bates County Sheriffs Office recieved a call from a citizen reporting what they believed to be a plane crashing in the area of T Hwy and 18Hwy.  Law Enforcement and Adrian Fire personnel were dispatched to the area.  Dispatch contacted the FAA and was advised that they did not have any missing planes at the time.  As emergency personnel continued to search for signs of a wreckage, dispatch recieved a follow up call from the FAA stating that there had been similiar reports across the state from St. Louis to Bates County.  They advised that they believed the item was a meteor.  Local witnesses described the object as traveling toward the ground with a blue or green flame streaking behind the object.  The search for a potential wreckage was called off after approximately one hour.  

Weather Update: Couple Days Of Warmer Weather

Get out there and enjoy today and Saturday. Temperatures will continue to jump above freezing during the daylight hours, with 40s and 50s expected this afternoon and Saturday afternoon. A cold front will then plunge south through Kansas and Missouri late Saturday night into Sunday morning, bringing some potential for flurries along with the return of frigid temperatures.

Cancelled Endangered Person Advisory-Cheyenne Masterson-Benton County

The Benton County Sheriff's Department has cancelled an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred in Warsaw, MO at 11:30 AM on 12-26-2013.

Missing was:
Cheyenne Marie Masterson a white, female, age 13

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident :

Subject has been located and is safe.