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Sunday, August 31, 2014

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Arrest Warrant Issued For Appleton City Man

Jonavon Loney
  • On Aug. 26, an arrest warrant was issued for Jonavon Loney, 23, Appleton City, charging him with a class D felony of property damage-first degree. The charge stems from an incident on Aug. 19 involving the Appleton City Police Department. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only. Those with information on Loney's location are urged to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Warrant Arrest

Ronald Noble
  • On Aug. 28, Ronald Noble, 45, Independence, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on an original charge of non support, a class A misdemeanor. Bond was set at $1,500 cash only. The warrant was issued on May 12. A court date of Sept. 5 was issued.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Missouri has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bates County until 4 a.m.Monday morning.  

Bates County Live will update all weather updates.

Four Nevada teenagers hurt in early morning crash

Four Nevada teenagers were hurt early today in a one-vehicle crash on Jayhawker Road, four miles North of Nevada in rural Vernon County. 

Missouri Highway Patrol trooper Art Torbeck says the accident happened about 4:00 a.m. when an East-bound 1991 Chevy Blazer, driven by 22-year-old Noah Colopy of Nevada, drove off the left side of the road and overturned. Taken to Nevada Regional Medical Center with minor injuries were four passengers: 14-year-old Abbigail Elliott, 15-year-old Dakota Miller, 17-year-old Steven Pettibone and 14-year-old Haley Toland. Colopy was not hurt.

The vehicle was totaled and removed from the scene by the owner, No one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt.

Weather Update: Strong Severe Storms Possible

Spread the word! Two rounds of severe weather are possible tonight and again Monday afternoon. Main threat tonight is damaging winds, although some large hail is possible before midnight in far Northwest Missouri. 

The Best timing for storms into KC area is 12 AM - 6 AM, but this could change slightly. Keep an eye on the forecast today, and get those weather radios turned on before heading to bed!

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 8/31/14

  • On 8/31/14 around 3:15a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 28 year old Abby R. Colin of Butler, Missouri. She was arrested on 1.) Driving while intoxicated 2.) Excessive window tint. She was booked into the Bates County Jail and released.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Weather Update: Strong to Severe Storms Sunday - Monday

Quiet weather is expected for your Saturday, but storms will return for Sunday night and Monday. A few strong to severe storms are possible both Sunday night or early Monday morning, and again Monday afternoon and evening. 

The main severe threat will be damaging winds, but hail is also possible as well with any strong storms that develop.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 8/30/14

  • On 8/29/14 around 10:00p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 30 year old Angela E. Loyd of Independence, Missouri. She was arrested on 1.) Possession of a controlled substance ( 35 grams of marijuana or less). She was processed at the scene and later released.

  • On 8/29/14 around 11:50p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 21 year old Anna E. McGraw of Butler, Missouri. She was arrested on 1.) Felony and Misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance 2.) Possession of paraphernalia. She was processed at the scene and later released.

  • On 8/30/14 around 2:40a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 21 year old Aaron W. Weisner of Kansas City, Missouri. He was arrested on 1.) Felony possession of a controlled substance, 2.) Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, 3.) Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia 4.) No seatbelt. He was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.

  • On 8/30/14 around 2:40a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 23 year old Karl P. McNulty of Harrisonville, Missouri. He was arrested on 1.) Felony possession of a controlled substance, 2.) Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, 3.) Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia 4.) No seatbelt. He was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.

Friday, August 29, 2014

2014 Week 2 Missouri Highschool Football Scores


Adrian 28, Drexel 0

Affton 41, Parkway West 15

Aurora 27, McDonald County 6

Ava 28, El Dorado Springs 0

Belton 20, North Kansas City 7

Bishop Dubourg 34, DeSoto 13

Branson 38, Bolivar 14

Brentwood 44, John F. Kennedy 14

California 21, Mexico 0

Cape Central 41, St. Charles West 21

Carl Junction 62, Mount Vernon 0

Carthage 49, Lafayette (St. Joe) 14

Cass Midway 52, Archie 0

CBC 47, Jefferson City 0

Centralia 34, Clark County 0

Clopton/Elsberry 58, North Shelby 0

Cole Camp 20, Warsaw 7

Crystal City 20, Kelly 18

Duchesne 18, Trinity 14

East Buchanan 46, South Harrison 6

East Prairie 63, Grandview (Hillsboro) 6

Eureka 46, Oakville 6

Francis Howell 41, Nixa 10

Ft. Zumwalt South 35, Howell Central 14

Hamilton 34, Gallatin 23

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Hillcrest 40, Glendale 12

Higginsville 47, Boonville 22

Holden 45, Southwest (KC) 14

Jackson 30, Vianney 23

Jasper 47, Diamond 19

Joplin 35, Parkview 21

Kickapoo 57, Rolla 35

Lamar 59, Seneca 0

Lebanon 15, Waynesville 14

Lee's Summit 41, Hickman 17

Lee's Summit West 38, Park Hill South 7

Lexington 34, Trenton 6

Liberty North 28, Blue Springs South 0

Lighthouse Christian 14, Knob Noster 6

Lincoln Prep 47, East (KC) 0

Lockwood 27, Rich Hill 14

Lutheran South 35, Herculaneum 7

Macon 23, Monroe City 20

Malden 47, Caruthersville 0

Marionville 14, Willow Springs 8

Marquette 50, Northwest (Cedar Hill) 13

Maryville 56, St. Pius X (KC) 0

Maysville 60, Mid Buchanan 22

McAuley Catholic 43, Sarcoxie 21

Miller 77, Greenfield 20

Monett 51, East Newton 0

Montgomery County 55, Winfield 38

Mountain Grove 30, Cassville 19

Mountain View Liberty 70, Springfield Catholic 7

Neosho 38, Logan Rogersville 10

North Callaway 27, Tipton 6

Oak Park 41, Grandview (KC) 34

Odessa 49, Clinton 9

O'Hara 31, Oak Grove 24

Osage 35, Moberly 34

Osceola 40, Appleton City 8

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Palmyra 22, Bowling Green 14  OT

Parkway Central 55, Normandy 0

Parkway North 14, McCluer 0

Pattonville 37, Lindbergh 14

Perryville 23, St. Pius X (Festus) 17

Pierce City 56, Liberal 30

Plattsburg 27, Northeast (KC) 6

Pleasant Hope 28, Buffalo 7

Portageville 35, Chaffee 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Priory 21, St. Mary's 14

Raytown 47, Truman 6

Republic 40, Marshfield 14

Reeds Spring 21, Salem 20

Ruskin 14, Pembroke Hill 0

Savannah 14, Harrisonville 12

Sherwood 21, Butler 12

Sikeston 35, New Madrid County Central 6

Skyline 37, Fair Grove 0

Smith Cotton 28, Marshall 14

South Shelby 50, Louisiana 27

St. Charles 30, Windsor (Imperial) 12

St. Francis Borgia 56, Union 13

St. James 36, Houston 18

St. Paul Lutheran 28, Sweet Springs 0

Strafford 52, Thayer 6

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Timberland 16, Chaminade 6

University Academy 38, North Platte 14

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Webster Groves 32, Hazelwood East 6

West Plains 19, Camdenton 13

West Platte 44, Wellington Napoleon 7

Westran 52, Carrollton 6

Willard 73, Springfield Central 8

Winnetonka 42, Lee's Summit West 14

From The Bates County Sheriffs Office

The Bates County Sheriffs Administrative Office will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. There will not be any CCW's issued, sex offenders registered or any inmate money released on Monday. As always, there is a Deputy on duty 24/7. So if you have an emergency or need to file a report, please call Dispatch at 660-679-3232.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Provides Synopsis Of Some New Laws, Which Went Into Effect August 28, 2014

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For further information please contact: Capt. J. Tim Hull
Q8282014 (573) 526-6115

August 29, 2014

EMPHASIS: Patrol Provides Synopsis Of Some New Laws, Which Went Into Effect August 28, 2014

The Missouri General Assembly recently enacted new legislation. Governor Jay Nixon has signed the legislation into law. Some of the laws contained an emergency clause, which went into effect upon the signing; others go into effect August 28, 2014. The Patrol wishes to make the public aware of several of these new laws or changes to increase public awareness and education. To read a bill in its entirety, click on the bill's number and a link will take you to the legislation.

The bill requires the Department of Transportation to issue emergency utility response permits that allow motor carriers to transport equipment and the infrastructure necessary for repair work immediately following a disaster where utility service has been disrupted. Under exigent circumstances, verbal approval of the operation may be made by the motor carrier compliance supervisor or other designated motor carrier services representative. The motor carriers may operate on state highways and roads at any time on any day to assist utility companies granted a permit. (Section 304.180 RSMo.)

To read the bill in its entirety, click on the bill number (HB1190) above.

DRIVER'S AND NON-DRIVER'S LICENSES (Sections 302.065 and 302.067 RSMo.)
The bill specifies that a person who has presented documents to obtain a driver's license, nondriver's license, or instruction permit must not be required to present the documents again to obtain a renewal or replacement except for documents that demonstrate lawful presence of an applicant who is not a citizen, if it is reasonably believed by the Department of Revenue that the prior license may have been issued as a result of a fraudulent act of the applicant, or the applicant is applying for or renewing a commercial driver's license or instruction permit.

The bill includes removing any less lethal weapon, to include blunt impact, chemical, or conducted energy devices, used in the performance of his or her official duties to the crime of disarming a peace officer.

To read the bill in its entirety, click on the bill number (HB 1231) above.


This bill specifies that a person commits the offense of unlawful funeral protest, a class B misdemeanor, if he or she pickets or engages in other protest activities within 300 feet of a residence, cemetery, funeral home, church, synagogue, or other establishment during or within one hour before or one hour after the conducting of any funeral or burial service at that place. These provisions do not apply to a funeral procession while it is in transit beyond the 300-foot zone. The offense is a class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed by a person who has previously been found guilty of a violation of these provisions. The bill repeals Sections 578.501 through 578.503, RSMo., known as "Spc. Edward Lee Myers' Law," regarding unlawful picketing or other protest activities at a location at which a funeral is held. (This law also appears as part of HB 1231.)

To read the bill in its entirety, click on the bill number (SB 1372) above.


This bill changes the laws regarding the administration of justice.

The bill specifies that it must be unlawful for any person engaged in publishing or disseminating criminal record information through a print or electronic medium to solicit or accept a fee or other consideration from the subject individual to remove or correct criminal record information. A person who knowingly and willfully violates these provisions will be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. Any individual who suffers a loss or harm as a result of a violation of these provisions may be awarded an amount equal to $10,000 or actual and punitive damages, whichever is greater, and reasonable attorney fees, court costs, and any other remedies provided by law. Humiliation or embarrassment must be adequate to show that the plaintiff has incurred damages; however, no physical manifestation of either humiliation or embarrassment is necessary for damages to be shown.

POWER TO ARREST (Section 544.216 RSMo.)
Currently, a law enforcement officer may arrest on view, and without a warrant, any person the officer sees violating or who the officer has reasonable grounds to believe has violated any law of this state or any ordinance over which the officer has jurisdiction. The bill clarifies that a law enforcement officer may only arrest a person without a warrant for a violation of any ordinance or law over which the officer has jurisdiction.

EXPUNGEMENT OF ARREST RECORDS (Sections 610.120 and 610.122 RSMo.)
The bill allows an individual's record of arrest to be expunged under Section 43.503 RSMo. if the court determines the individual was arrested for, or was subsequently charged with, a misdemeanor offense under Chapter 303 RSMo. or any moving violation under Section 302.010 RSMo., except for any intoxication related traffic offense and:
      (1) Each offense or violation related to the arrest was subsequently nolle prossed or dismissed or the accused was found not guilty of each offense or violation; and
      (2) The person does not have a commercial driver's license and was not operating a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the arrest.
A record of arrest must only be eligible for expungement if the subject of the arrest has no prior or subsequent misdemeanor or felony convictions and no civil action is pending relating to the arrest or the records sought to be expunged.

To read the bill in its entirety, click on the bill number (HB 1665) above.


This bill establishes a commercial zone in the city of Columbia. A vehicle operating within the zone cannot exceed 15 feet in height or have a greater weight than 22,400 pounds on one axle. The commercial zone extends north from the city limits along U.S. Highway 63 for eight miles and east from the city limits along State Route WW to the intersection of State Route J and continues south on State Route J for four miles. (Section 301.190 RSMo.)

To read the bill in its entirety, click on the bill number (HB 2163) above.

This bill changes the laws regarding hemp. In part, the bill:
(1) Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to issue a hemp extract registration card to a Missouri resident who suffers from intractable epilepsy and may benefit from treatment with hemp extract. The department may issue a hemp extract registration card to a parent of a minor who meets specified criteria;
(2) Specifies that an individual in possession of hemp extract is not in violation of possession of a controlled substance if the individual possesses the hemp extract only to treat intractable epilepsy; has a certificate of analysis that contains specific information about the extract; and has a current registration card;
(3) Allows an individual who has been issued a valid hemp extract registration card to possess up to 20 ounces of hemp extract and may obtain a medical waiver to exceed that limit.

This bill contains an emergency clause and went into effect immediately upon its signing on July 14, 2014.

To read the bill in its entirety, click on the bill number (HB 2238) above.


POWER TO ARREST - Section 544.216 RSMo.
Under current law, a law enforcement officer may arrest on view and without a warrant any person the officer sees violating, or who the officer has reasonable grounds to believe has violated, any law of this state, or any ordinance over which the officer has jurisdiction.
This act exempts special prosecutors in the unlawful use of weapons law. 
  • CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS - Sections 571.101, 571.104, 571.111 & 650.350 RSMo.

The size of the concealed carry permit is changed under this act.
This act requires the Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Task force, or MoSMART, to provide grants to sheriffs and any designee that is created to support sheriffs in the creation and maintenance of a statewide concealed carry permit system that is accessible to sheriffs and law enforcement agencies. Current law requires sheriffs to report certain information regarding concealed carry permit holders to the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System or MULES. This act requires such information to be reported to the new concealed carry permit system. 
Under this act, the official to whom a concealed carry endorsement or permit was surrendered when suspended or revoked must change the status of the endorsement or permit in the concealed carry system. 
This act repeals a provision requiring a sheriff to notify a person when such person's permit or endorsement is expired and canceled. 
Procedures for when a permit holder changes his or her address are modified.
Current law requires automatic invalidation of a permit or endorsement after 30 days if a permit holder has changed his or her name or address and not notified the sheriff. Under this act, the permit or endorsement is automatically invalid after 180 days. This act requires a person to notify the sheriff of a name or address change within 30 days and allows the sheriff to impose a late penalty of $10 per month for each month the person fails to notify the sheriff.
To read the bill in its entirety, click on the bill number (SB 745) above.

Currently, nonresidents are permitted to obtain a seven day temporary boating safety identification card one time. This act expands the one time opportunity to include Missouri residents. (Section 306.127 RSMo.)

Appleton City Fair to be on public TV

On Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7:00pm, and again on Thursday and Saturday, Kansas City Channel 19 will feature a story by the KC Star writer Charles Gusewelle.
Mr. Gusewelle's wife was a winner of the Appleton City Stout Prize Baby Show held yearly at the AC Fair, and this will be a feature of the segment, as well as some footage of the 2014 AC Fair. It started in 1903, so many babies have entered the show


Public Service Information: BCMH Family Care Clinics Closed on Monday

The Bates County Hospital Family Care Clinics will be closed on Monday,September 1, 2014.



KRISTY SMITH is recognized as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for September, 2014. Kristy has been employed at BCMH since January, 1997. Kristy is the Activities Director of the Nursing Department, as well as working as a Certified Nursing Assistant. 

Kristy has demonstrated many times over her dedication to the hospital. She is flexible in changing her schedule to meet our needs, whether it is to fill in during vacations, illness or high patient census. Her loyalty and support is greatly appreciated. Kristy is an asset to the hospital and the patients we serve.

REMINDER: Circus coming to town

The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will be in Butler on Sunday, September 7th with two scheduled performances at 2:00 and 4:30pm. Skeeter, the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus Advance Clown will be in Butler about two weeks before Circus Day.

Arrive early September 7th and watch the raising of the Big Top from 9:30 – 10am as well as animals unloaded and rigging prepared for later performances. A free tour will be offered afterward. The presentation will include a walking tour of the circus grounds where you will learn interesting facts about performers, the history of the show and the care of the circus animals.

The Midway will open at 1pm with pony rides, a 22-foot inflatable slide and a carousel moon bounce. They will have classic concession food on sale before the 90-minute performances which will include a trapeze, unicycles, contortion, tight wire, clown, performing animals and much more.

MoDOT/Southwest Area Road and Bridge Work

  • Bates County
I-49: One northbound and/or one southbound lane closed in areas between Archie and Rich Hill. Mile Markers 120-147. Resurfacing and installing guardrail.

  • Cass County
I-49: Slope slide repair will close the right lane of southbound I-49 just south of 155th Street from 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, and from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.

Route 58: Sidewalk, curb and gutter work will close the right lane at times on eastbound Route 58 between I-49 and N. Clint Drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Thursday, Aug. 21, through Sept. 12.

Route 58: Sidewalk, curb and gutter work will close a lane at times on westbound Route 58 between I-49 and N. Clint Drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Aug. 31.

I-49: Roadside work will restrict southbound I-49 between 155th Street and 163rd Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October 1.

I-49: Asphalt milling and resurfacing will restrict southbound I-49 at Route B near Archie through September 29.

I-49: Rehabilitation and re-decking of the East Outer Road Bridge between Rockhaven Road and Peculiar Drive a mile northwest of Harrisonville will restrict northbound and southbound I-49 beneath the bridge through September 10.


Area Friday Night High School Football Games

Area High School Football tonight: 

  • Butler Bears vs. Sherwood Marksmen
  • Drexel Bobcats vs. Adrian Blackhawks
  • Osceola Indians vs. Appleton City Bulldogs
  • Archie Whirlwinds vs. Cass-Midway Vikings
  • Clinton Cardinals vs. Odessa Bulldogs
  • Harrisonville Wildcats vs. Savannah Savages
  • Rich Hill Tigers vs. Lockwood Tigers

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 8/28/14

  •  On 8/28/14 around 8:20p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 32 year old Tristan K. Momeni of Independence, Missouri. He was arrested on 1.) Felony possession of a controlled substance. He was processed at the scene and later released.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Obituary - Barbara Louise Boyles

Graveside services for Barbara Boyles will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Mark Harvey officiating. There is no visitation. Contributions to Adrian Manor. Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.

Barbara Louise Boyles, age 75 of Archie, Missouri died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. She was born October 9, 1938 to Howard Payton and Aline Elizabeth Lord Carson in Denver, Colorado.

Barbara is survived by two sons, Johnnie Lee Boyles and wife Yvette of Adrian, Missouri and Larry Ray Boyles and wife Sherry of Archie, Missouri; one brother, Gary Carson and wife Kay of Lacey, Washington; three halfbrothers, Jim Barker, Joe Barker and Terry Barker; and seven grandchildren, Amber, Brandon, Josh, Caitlyn, Larry Lee, Kevin and Missy; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence “Roy” Boyles; one brother, Larry Carson; and two infant children.

Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Bates County

Shown in the picture (from left to right) front row: Kevin and Mary Fischer; (back row) Dr. Michael Ouart, Vice Provost for Extension, University of Missouri; Mark Wolfe, Director, Missouri State Fair; Hanna Keene, 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen; Sherry Jones, Missouri State Fair Commission; and Lowell Mohler, Missouri State Fair Commission.

BUTLER, MO ― Kevin and Mary Fischer of Bates County were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day on August 11, 2014. 

The Fischers were selected as the Bates County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Bates County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. 

Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their community, involved in agriculture, and participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H and FFA. 

The annual event was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Farm Bureau, the Missouri State Fair, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and University of Missouri Extension.

Obituary - Billee Rae (West) Lee

Billee Rae (West) Lee, LaCygne, Kansas and a native of El Dorado Springs, Mo. and a 1948 graduate of El Dorado Springs High School, passed away today at the age of 84. Arrangements are under direction of the Schneider Funeral Home-Chapel at LaCygne and services are planned at 11:00 a,m. Saturday, August 30, at the LaCygne Christian Church with burial to follow in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family receives friends between five and seven o'clock Friday evenng at the funeral home-chapel in LaCygne. Memorials to the LaCygne Christian Church or the Alzheimer's Foundation are suggested.

Butler Public Library News

The Butler Public Library is now accepting new and gently used books for our book sale. Please bring them by the library any time. 

We appreciate the support the community continues to give us. The Butler public library is located at 100 W. Atkison in
Butler, MO.


Diana L Rich , Clerk
                                                                   August 20-28, 2014

  • Emily Brooke Ryser v Alex David Ryser, Petition for Dissolution filed.CIRCU

  • St v. Mark T Bruce, Felony B distribution of controlled substance, guilty plea, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, concurrent with other Bates County sentences, 120 day call back,  jurisdiction retained, sentence stayed to 9-2-14 @ 8 am at which time Defe. is to surrender self to Bates County Jail.

  • St v. Mark T Bruce, Felony B distribution of marijuana , guilty plea, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, concurrent with other Bates Co sentences, 120 day call back,  jurisdiction retained, sentence stayed to 9-2-14 @ 8 am at which time Defe. is to surrender self to Bates County Jail.

  • St v. Mark T Bruce, Felony B distribution of controlled substance, guilty plea, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, concurrent with other Bates Co sentences, 120 day call back, jurisdiction retained, sentence stayed to 9-2-14 @ 8 am at which time Defe. is to surrender self to Bates County  Jail.

  • St v. Jim D Spitler, Felony DWI—chronic offender, probation revoked, previous sentence of 4 years in MDOC to be executed, jurisdiction retain,  120 day call back.

  • St v. Mark Allen Lee, Felony C possession of controlled substance, guilty plea, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on 5 years supervised probation, to perform 200 hours of community service, pay court costs, obey all laws, standard conditions.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Medical Condition Causes Auto Accident in Cass County

Around 11:55am this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with The Cass County Sheriffs Office and Pleasant Hill EMS all responded to a 1 vehicle accident on Southbound Missouri 7 Highway and Elliot Road in rural Cass County.

The accident occurred when the 1999 Isuzu was Southbound on Mo-7 Highway when the driver 78 year old Harry E. Avery of Harrisonville, Missouri had a medical condition which caused him to lose control and travel off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a ditch, pole and tree before coming to rest.

Mr. Avery was transported by EMS to Centerpoint Hospital in Pleasant Hill with minor injuries, The vehicle received moderate damage and was towed from the scene by Johnson Tow.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Butler man arrested on 3 warrants

Dewayne E Boehm

The Bates County Sheriffs Detective's concluded a long term investigation and arrested Dewayne E Boehm DOB 01-12-1961 of Butler.

Dewayne E Boehm is currently being held at the Bates County Jail on three separate warrants.    

A 20,000.00 Cash or Surety Warrant for Burglary 2nd Degree a class C felony Stealing a motor vehicle a class C felony

Failure to appear on a Sale of a controlled substance $5000.00 Cash only

Failure to appear on a Possession of a controlled substance $5000.00 Cash only

Obituary - Carla J. (Tordsen) Lawrence

Arrangements for Carla Lawrence are Cremation, with a Celebration of Life scheduled for 2 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Butler City Park. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler (660-679-0009).

Carla J. (Tordsen) Lawrence, 71 of Butler, Missouri passed away August 26, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born May 22, 1943 in Round Lake, Minnesota, daughter of Carl and Delores (Gingerich) Tordsen.

Carla was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ronald Tordsen. She is survived by her husband, Dean Lawrence of Butler; daughter Patricia Rea of China; son Larry Lawrence of Springfield, Missouri; daughter Lynne Blevins and husband Dewayne of Sioux Falls, S.D., son Brian Lawrence and wife Crystal of Butler, and daughter Kathy Henderson and husband Allen of Butler. She also leaves behind a sister, Sandra Hardy of San Diego, California and a brother, Craig Tordsen, also of California. Carla is also survived by 32 grandchildren.

Leister named Senior Herd Manager at Oklahoma State University

Senior Herd Manager named at Oklahoma State University.
Jeremy Leister

Recently, Jeremy Leister, son of Jeff and Beth Leister of Amsterdam, Mo. was promoted to the position of Senior Herd Manager at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. He had previously held the position of Herd Manager, with Oklahoma State University, since 2011. 

Jeremy is a 2007 graduate of Miami R-1 High School. A member of National Honor Society, he was the class Salutatorian as well as class Vice President. He also served as the Miami FFA Chapter President his Senior year. A 4 year-two sport letter winner, in basketball and football. He was selected to the ALL-District team in football his Senior season.

After Miami, Jeremy won a scholarship to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson KS. While at Hutchinson, Jeremy competed in Livestock Judging for 2 years. He earned his Associates Degree at Hutchinson Community College and went on to Oklahoma State University on yet another scholarship. While at OSU Jeremy continued to compete in Livestock Judging.  Jeremy was an integral member of the 2010 National Championship Livestock Judging team.

Upon completion of his degree at Oklahoma State, he was hired as one of the herd managers in the beef operation for the university. He was in charge of one of the herds, responsible for the daily upkeep and production of the herd.

As Senior Herd Manager, Leister will be in charge of all the universities beef herds as well as all aspects of the production the entire university beef operation. In addition he will also be managing all of the show cattle the university raises and be involved with showing at the various national livestock shows across the country.
Jeremy is excited to tackle this new challenge and looks at it as an incredible opportunity

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

RJay's Speed Shop Cruise In And Movie Night

Obituary - Dr. Charles Woodard “Doc” Marsh

Dr. C.W. “Doc” Marsh
Funeral services for Dr. C.W. “Doc” Marsh will be 10:30 AM Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Drexel First Baptist Church in Drexel, Missouri with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating. Visitation Friday evening, 6-8 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel in Drexel, Missouri. Burial will follow services in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Drexel Lions Club or Heartland Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at 
Dr. Charles Woodard “Doc” Marsh, 92 of Drexel, Missouri passed away August 26, 2014 at his home in Drexel. Doc was born June 25, 1922 in Cicero, Indiana, son of Charles William and Olive Ruth (Woodard) Marsh.

Doc was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Rose Marsh of Drexel; daughter Donna Ziegler and husband Joe of Drexel; son Charles William “Bill” Marsh of Shawnee, Kansas; daughter Patricia Deel and husband Daryl of Louisburg, Kansas; and daughter Judy Still and husband David of Drexel; as well as 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Doc also leaves behind his special Angels on Earth, Angie Jenkins, Delores Halbin and Stephanie Cravens.

Stolen Truck out of Cass County found Burnt and Stripped in Bates County

On early morning hours of August 26, 2014 Bates County Sheriff deputy was dispatched to a truck on fire at County Road 17002 just west of County road 9001.   

The truck was a 1968 Chevy C10 Pickup stolen from Cass County Mo. When the Sheriff Deputy arrived on scene he discovered the vehicle to be on fire and sitting on blocks. 

The suspect or suspects jack up the vehicle and removed the tires and wheel before sitting the truck on fire. 

If you have any information on this case please contact the Bates County Sherriff’s Office at 660-679-3232 

Cracking Down on Puppy Mills in Missouri

State officials say prosecutions and fines have increased in the three years since a law was passed to crack down on Missouri's worst puppy mills.

The Columbia Missourian ( ) also reports that more than 1,300 dogs have been rescued since the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act took effect in 2011.

The newspaper reports an analysis of legal documents obtained from the Missouri Attorney General's Office shows that in the last 27 months, 37 businesses or individuals were referred to the attorney general for prosecution. That resulted in more than $25,000 in civil fines. Nine licenses were revoked, ranging from three to 10 years.

In the two years before the law took effect, 10 businesses or individuals were referred for violating animal welfare laws and no civil fines were assessed.