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Friday, February 7, 2014

UPDATE: Search Warrant Served In Nevada Today

Matthew J Sandoval
The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office announced late Friday, that the Missouri State Highway ...Patrol along with the Sheriff’s Office, C-Net Drug Task Force and the Nevada Police Department served a search warrant in Nevada that resulted in the seizure of a one pound brick of marijuana, one ounce of high grade marijuana and $6,150 in cash along with a semi auto handgun. An arrest was made shortly after the search warrant was served and Matthew J Sandoval was arrested on scene for possession with intent to distribute and taken to the county jail.
A warrant for Sandoval, 24 of Nevada was issued just a few hours later with a bond of $25,000 cash only. Sheriff Mosher said this was a good example of law enforcement working together to fight the drug problem in our community. “Everyone worked together and a lot was accomplished in just a short time. Drugs were taken out of Nevada that would have ended up on our streets.” Sandoval is expected to be arraigned in court as early as next week.

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Search Warrant Served In Nevada this morning‏

Nevada Police Department in cooperation with Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control executed a search warrant today at a residence in the 1200 block of E. Nicholson. The search resulted in the seizure of 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana, $6150 cash and a semi-automatic handgun. Warrants are being sought as a result of this investigation.

Obituary - Burton “Burt” John Bracken

Burton “Burt” John Bracken, 63, Cross Timbers, Missouri, formerly of Freeman, Missouri, died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 13 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. Inurnment will be in Freeman Cemetery at a later date.

Obituary - Wayne Keirsey, Sr.

Funeral services for Wayne Keirsey, Sr. will be 2:00 PM Monday, February 10, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri with Rev. Don Rice officiating. Burial with U.S. Army Honors will follow services in Balltown Cemetery. Visitation Sunday evening, 5 – 7 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home. Contributions are suggested to Kamp Keirsey. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Wayne Allen Keirsey, Sr., 67 of Hume, Missouri passed away February 6, 2014 in Hume. Wayne was born October 22, 1946 in Nevada, Missouri, son of Marvin Alonzo and Alpha Omega (Prickett) Keirsey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson, Bubba. Wayne is survived by his wife Deborah of Hume; daughter Sherri Dean and husband Don of Jasper, Missouri; son Wayne Keirsey, Jr. of Butler, Missouri; son Bryan Keirsey and wife Casey of Lebanon, Missouri; step-daughter Michelle Diehl and husband Kenyon of Butler; step-son David Terry of Cameron, Missouri; step-daughter Christina Terry of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; step-daughter Melissa Terry of Butler; step-son Joshua Thomas of Hume; step-son Shawn Thomas of Butler; and step-son Zachary Terry and wife LeeAnna of Hume.

He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 9 step-grandchildren.

Bates County Sheriff's Office: Cattle Seizure

On February 5th, Bates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a complaint about animal neglect to find that the cows appeared to be under weight and the ice in the pond had not been broken for quite a while. There was electric fence around the pond and the cows could not access it if the ice was broke. When encountered by the owner of the cattle, he was agitated and very aggressive insisting the Deputies get off his property.

On 2/February 6th, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the residence at RR2 Box 224, Butler, Missouri. The residence is located on Business 49 between Butler and Passaic. When Deputies made contact with the property owner Gary Anderson they advised him he was under arrest and he attempted to retreat into the house. A short struggle between Deputies and Gary ensued causing the window in the back door to break but he was taken into custody without injury. Gary was transported to the Bates County Jail where he was placed on a 24 hours hold.

Butler FFA Fundraiser

The Butler FFA Parents and Friends annual chili supper fundraiser is tonight from 5:00-7:00 in the high school cafeteria. Chili, Vegetable Beef Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, hotdogs/chili dogs, pie and drink. Carry out available. Adults $5, 4 to 12 year olds $3, children 3 and under eat free. Come support the FFA Parents and Friends organization who help fund our Butler FFA chapter kids attend National FFA Convention and provides scholarships to graduation Butler FFA Seniors.

ATTENTION: Butler Elementary Parents

Butler Elementary Parents:

The Yearbook flyers will be coming home soon! They will still be $12.00. So start saving your pennies to get a book of memories.

We need to know by March 1st exactly how many books to be sure and get those flyers turned in!

MSHP: Crashes Higher During Recent Hazardous Weather Conditions‏

Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, urges the public to remain aware of the hazards associated with current weather conditions. On any given day, troopers will work an average of 100 traffic crashes statewide. When the preliminary statistics for February 4 and February 5, 2014 showed that troopers investigated 1,054 traffic crashes over those two days, it was cause for concern. Those 1,054 crashes resulted in 96 injuries and two fatalities statewide. In addition to the 1,054 traffic crashes, troopers answered 3,045 calls for assistance during those same two days. These calls included vehicles breaking down, sliding off the roadway, or vehicles being left on the side of the road impeding snow removal.

Col. Replogle reminds motorists, "It is dangerously cold outside, and winter isn't finished with Missouri quite yet. On those days where snow or ice make travel treacherous, I strongly encourage you to stay home if at all possible."

Vehicle Fire On I-49 Just North of Horton Exit

In the early morning hours the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Several Fire/Rescue Departments responded to a vehicle fire North of the Horton Exit on I-49 in Vernon County.

The Semi truck was unhooked and seperated from the trailer as the trailer caught fire. It's Unknown at this time what caused the fire and there is no reports of injuries in this accident.

Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

Weather Update: More Snow this weekend

Cold weather will prevail through the weekend along with a few more chances for accumulating snow. Any snow this weekend will be light in intensity, with an additional accumulations possibly ranging between a trace to two inches through the whole weekend. Temperatures will moderate a little to start the weekend Saturday, but cold air plunges south through Kansas and Missouri for the end of the weekend and the beginning of the work week.