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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Obituary - Lucile E. Rittenberry

Lucile E. Rittenberry, 89, of Harrisonville, Missouri, died Friday, January 3, 2014 at Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville, MO.
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO. The family will receive friends 1:00-2:00pm Tuesday at Atkinson Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be posted when available.

Obituary - Shaun Michael Bean

Shaun Michael Bean, 52, Liberal, MO, passed away January 2, 2014. He was born March 29, 1961 to Sherrell and Patricia Cassatt Bean.

Shaun graduated from Lamar High School, lettering four years in football. He also ran track while at school, and was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion. Shaun met the love of his life, Sandra Renee Garringer in a “trust exercise” during drama class at Lamar High School. They were married December 22, 1979. Shaun graduated from Missouri Southern, Joplin, MO. He then worked as an EMT with his degree, and fondly acquired the nick name “Cot Jockey” by his co-workers. Shaun also was a volunteer firefighter for the Liberal Fire Dept. as well as a volunteer on the Search and Rescue team for Barton and Vernon Counties. He loved farming and spending time with his beloved family.

Shaun was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Stephanie; a brother, Joe Bean; his father, Sherrell Bean; mother-in-law, Beverley Garringer; brother-in-law, Bill Kirby; nephew, Trevor Kirby; Aunt and Uncle, Terry and Peggy Cassatt.

Survivors are his wife, Sandy; daughter, Shauna and husband, Steven Hackler of Liberal, MO; son Joshua Bean of Sheldon, MO; daughters Carrie Bean of Snowbird, UT, Sarah and husband, Nathan Davis of Liberal, MO; grandchildren Stasha Hackler and Ashlynn Davis; brother, Ron Bean and his wife, Tracy; mother, Patricia Bean; father-in-law, Junior Garringer; many grand-dogs, one grand-cat, and a large extended family.

Winter Weather Advisory For Bates County


Bates County is in a Winter Weather Advisory from 3pm today [1-4-14] until 9am tomorrow [1-5-14]. Forecast puts us in line for 4 inches of snow. If you have to travel please allow extra time and drive safe roadways will be snow packed and slick.

Weather Update: Snow Today And Sunday, Then Cold!


Light snow will begin to develop by early afternoon in northwest MO, and will spread southeast during the afternoon, evening, and overnight hours. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the KC metro through Kirksville and areas to the southeast from 3 PM this afternoon through 9 AM Sunday morning. Dangerously cold conditions are still expected behind this system, so be sure to prepare not only for the snow but also several days of very cold temperatures and wind chills!