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Thursday, February 6, 2014

School Delays For Tomorrow 2-7-14 (8pm)

School Delays Friday 2-7-14:

Ballard - will have a 2 hour delay, start at 10am

Montrose - will have a 2 hour delay, start at 10:15am

Hudson - will have a 2 hour delay, start at 9:45am

Hume - will have a 2 hour delay, start at 10am

Rich Hill - will have a 2 hour delay, start at 10am

Miami R-1 will have a 2 hour delay, start at 10am 

Appleton City will have a 2 hour delay, start at 10am

Obituary - Charles "Chuck" James Noland

Charles “Chuck” James Noland, 78, Harrisonville, Missouri died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Masonic services will be held at 2:30 p.m. with funeral to follow on Saturday, February 8 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Visitation 1:00-2:30. Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Raymore Woman Arrested During Traffic Stop

On 2/6/14, Bates County K9 unit conducted a vehicle stop on Interstate 49 and State Route D. During the stop the Deputy found several items of drug paraphernalia and Marijuana.  Three subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.  During transport one of the females advised the deputy that she was in possession of methamphetamines and that it was located in her bra. 

Dedra A Rice 9/17/76, from Raymore was charged with 3 counts of Possession of a controlled substance.  Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety for each charge.  

Search Warrant Served In Amoret Last Night

Beverly “Sue” Williams
 On 2/5/14, Deputies were dispatched to the 600 Block of North Main in Butler in reference to a sexual assault.  On arrival Deputies made contact with the victim and requested an ambulance to assist.  The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

Detectives obtain information from the victim at the hospital about the incident.  The victim alleged that she was held at a house in Amoret since Monday February 3.  The victim alleged that during the 3 days she was assaulted.  While at the hospital the victim identified three suspects from a photo lineup.

On 2/5/14, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the residence of Michael Gaston in Amoret Missouri.   During the search warrant three suspects and multiple items of evidence were also taken into custody. 

Beverly “Sue” Williams, 6/16/1953 was charged with Possession of a Controlled substance.  Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.

Michael Gaston
Michael R Gaston, 3/13/1956 was charged with Possession of a Controlled substance.  Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.

Mireille A Tawyea, aka “Pebbles”

Mireille A Tawyea, aka “Pebbles”, 6/30/1970 was charged with Possession of a Controlled substance.  Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The charges connected to the sexual assault will be reviewed by the Prosecuting Attorney once all the evidence has been processed.  

Late start schedules for local schools

Friday, February 7th:

Appleton City schools will start 2 hours late at 10 a.m.
Miami R-1 will start 2 hours late at 10 a.m. (no preschool and no breakfast served)
Rich Hill School will start 2 hours later tomorrow 10am

St.Clair County Sheriffs Office: Teams being sought for Volleyball Tournament and Chili Cook-off scheduled for March 8

On Saturday, March 8,2014 the St Clair County Sheriff's Office will host a co-ed volleyball tournament and chili cook-off at the Osceola School. Teams can register for $100 and the tournament begins at 9 a.m. Admission is free. Those wanting to register must be signed up by Feb. 28.
The chili cook-off is free to register. Tickets for all you can eat chili for $5 per person will be available at the door. Chili will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m. The winner of the chili cook-off will be awarded 50 percent of the proceeds from the cook-off..
All other proceeds from the event will go to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Children's Wish Fund to purchase Christmas gifts for local youth. 
For additional information on registering a team or registering for the chili cook-off contact David Lile, 417-646-2259; Jimi Jones,  417-309-9604; or Kristen Keeler, 417-399-3737. 


The February 8th administration 
of the ACT, scheduled to be given at Adrian High School, Adrian, Mo has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  

The rescheduled test date will be posted at  Registered examinees will receive official notification from ACT.  This announcement is only for those examinees registered at Adrian R-High School.

MU Extension Offering Hay Production Workshop in Bates County

Butler, Mo. – The grass will be growing soon and area forage producers will be working to make the most of this valuable livestock feed source.  Nutrient and economic management of hay depends on many factors.  The Univerisity of Missouri Extension is providing a hay production workshop in Butler, MO, to ease these hay management decisions. Three area Extension Specialists are covering hay economics, production, and utilization and feeding.

Hay Economics -  Mark Jenner, Ag Business Specialist, Bates County
Hay Quality and Fertility Management – Travis Harper, Agronomy Specialist, Henry County Forage Options and Nutritional Needs – David Hoffman, Livestock Specialist, Cass County

Mark Jenner is a new MU Extension agricultural specialist in Bates County with his expertise in management and economics.  Attendees will also get the latest information from veteran area specialists, Travis Harper and David Hoffman.

The hay workshop will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, February 21, 2014, in Robertson Hall at the Bates County Museum, 802 Elks Drive, Butler, MO.  Early-bird registration for this workshop is $15 person by Wednesday, February 19th.  After the 19th, registration will be $20 per person. 

Call 660-679-4167 to register or send Mark Jenner an email at  Remember the prices go up after February 19th

St.Clair County Sheriff's Office: Tip from a post on Facebook leads to arrests

John Pliler
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, after a tip was received from a post on the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Tiffany Walker, 28, Appleton City, was arrested in connection to crimes committed in Appleton City. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Walker was formally charged with two class C felonies, second degree burglary and possession of controlled substance. The total bond on the charges is set at $20,000 cash or surety.

The charges stem from an incident on Sunday, Feb. 2, when a deputy was dispatched to the Linda Buckley residence on South Beech Street, Appleton City, in reference to a theft. Buckley reported two bottles of prescription drugs were missing from her purse. Buckley said the bottles contained a month’s supply of Oxycontin and Xanax. A bank card and some cash were also reported missing.
Tiffany Walker

The same day, another deputy responded to Brittany Turner’s residence on East Third Street, Appleton City, in reference to a burglary. Turner advised she received a phone call stating a female was seen in her shed going through items and stacking them by the door. Turner stated when she arrived at her the residence the female was gone and the shed doors were open.

A pile of Turner’s items from the shed was located by the door along with a bag full of clothes and other items that did not belong to her. A prescription for Oxycontin with Buckley’s name on it was located inside the bag. The bag also contained an eyeglass case with credit cards and insurance cards belonging to Buckley. Other items found included several DVDs and a cell phone. The investigation revealed the cell phone belonged to Lyle Roland, West Third Street.

Contact was made with Roland who stated he returned from the store and found a female in his house. Roland gave a description of the female and said when she left he could not find his phone to call the police. Lyle identified the cell phone and several of the DVDs found as what he was missing from his residence.

The investigation also led to the arrest of John Pliler, 27, Joplin, on two outstanding felony warrants from other counties. On Feb. 4, Pliler was arrested on a probation violation warrant from Jackson County with no bond and a warrant for driving while revoked from Henry County with a bond set at $4,500 cash or surety.

Butler Bears Baseball Fundraiser

The Butler Bear Baseball Team fundraiser: Kansas City Royals Baseball Tickets. The vouchers are for any 2014 KC Royals Field Plaza Ticket. Regular price for this lower level seat is $34, your price is $16. There are a few blackout dates. Vouchers can be purchased at the high school office or Midwest Lumber. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 12. We need to sell 1000 tickets and we are halfway there.
During the early start of football season the Butler Football team sold merchant cards as a fundraiser. With the purchase of this card you were able to receive a free medium pizza from Casey's with the purchase of a large pizza (1 time only). However you can also receive $2.00 off of the purchase of a large pizza at Casey's (unlimited), a free large sandwich with purchase of the same at McDonalds (unlimited), a free single Sonic burger for the purchase of the same (unlimited), as well as other "deals". 
The expiration date on these cards is August 31, 2014. We have a number of cards leftover and will sell them for $5.00 apiece until they are gone. If you are interested in purchasing a card, come by the high school office anytime during the school day.

Weather Update: Snow Totals For Feb 4th - 5th Storm

Here are your snow totals for the storm that began yesterday morning and continued into the early morning hours of today! The heaviest snowfall totals fell alon...g a line from near Macon over to Chillicothe and to just north of the Metro and south of St. Joseph. 

This line extended further east into Kansas through Leavenworth County and back to Topeka. These locations received mainly 10 to 13 inches of snow. The lightest totals were found across the southern part of the area from Mound City, KS to Clinton, MO and across areas along the Missouri/Iowa border where 4-6 inches fell.

Storm Spotter training class

The National Weather Service will be doing a Weather Spotter Training Class at the Senior Center located at 970 E. Sedalia St. Clinton, Mo. on February 18 2014 at 7:00 PM. Everyone is invited to attend this training class.