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Monday, February 17, 2014

Weather Update: Even Warmer on Tuesday

If you thought today ended up nice, be ready to give a thumbs up for Tuesday's forecast. Even warmer temperatures are in store for the region, and we could have our first 60 degree readings of February (albeit a bit windy). Who's excited for that!? 

An even bigger reminder of Spring will be the chance for thunderstorms Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Let's try to enjoy the next 2 days, because Winter will return on Thursday with a "not-so-pleasant" forecast again heading into next week.

Vernon County Sheriff''s Office: Stolen guns recovered, arrest made in burglary case‏

Ten firearms have been recovered in a burglary the Sheriff’s Office responded to Thursday afternoon. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, at least 18 firearms along with ammunition was taken from a residence in the county. Sheriff’s Deputies and county detectives responded to the call where they processed the crime scene and recovered fingerprints. The Sheriff said detectives followed up on tips that lead to the recovery of some of the firearms. “We have recovered 10 of the firearms as well as the ammunition” said Mosher.  

The Sheriff also said two people are in custody and a third suspect who is a juvenile has been referred to the Juvenile Office. Arrest warrants for Burglary in the second degree and stealing have been issued for Chance Hill, 19 of Richards and Gavin Doolin, 17 of Milo. Both people are being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond. Mosher said the investigation is ongoing and they hope to track down the remaining firearms. 

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report February 10, 2014 to February 16, 2014

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report
 February 10, 2014 to February 16, 2014

THEFT-BUTLER On 2/11/14 Bates County Deputies took a theft report in the Butler area.
VANDALISM-BUTLER On 2/11/14 Bates County Deputies took a vandalism report in rural Butler MO.
TRESPASSING-ADRIAN On 2/11/14 Bates County Sheriff's took a walk in report of trespassing in the rural Adrian MO.

Bates County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Pursuit Ends In Amsterdam

Dewayne E. Boehm
On Saturday, February 14th, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from the Linn County Kansas Dispatch. Dispatch advised that they had a Lacygne Police Officer in pursuit of a vehicle that was about to enter into Bates County.

As the pursuit entered the county on J Highway, Bates County Deputies joined the pursuit. The pursuit only lasted a few minutes in Bates County before the car stopped in a driveway on High Street in Amsterdam.

The suspect was taken into custody by the Lacygne Police Officer. The Lacygne Officer stated that during the pursuit the suspect was seen throwing items out the window. The Deputies could see a cell phone and several plastic bag believed to contain methamphetamine in the front seat while walking around the car. The bags were recovered by the Deputies and field tested for methamphetamines. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

The suspect, identified at Dewayne E Boehm, 1/12/61, of Lynn Valley Kansas was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Bates County for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Bond was $25,000.00

Additional charges for possession of a controlled substance from the pursuit are expected to be filed by the prosecutor. Charges for resisting arrest and fleeing are expected to be filed in Kansas.

MFA Oil CEO to retire‏

Columbia, Missouri (February 17, 2014) ­ MFA Oil today announced that Jerry Taylor, president and chief executive officer, will retire effective August 31, 2014. Taylor will remain with the company to lead MFA Oil's investments in MFA Oil Biomass, AgFuel Energy Systems and WasteWater Logic. Mark Fenner, currently chief operating officer, will assume the role of president and chief executive officer as of September 1, 2014. Taylor has been the company's president and chief executive officer since January 1, 2003. He started his relationship with MFA Oil in 1982 as a consultant, having developed a chain of convenience stores.

Obituary -Betty Jean (Carroll) Bobbett

87-year-old Betty Jean (Carroll) Bobbett, Nevada, passed away Friday at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, after a brief illness. Arrangements are under direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, and services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Burial is planned in the Moore Cemetery. The family receives friends between six and seven o'clock Tuesday evening at Ferry Funeral Home and memorials to the American Cancer Society are suggested and can be made in care of the funeral home.

Dr. Noe calling it quits

Obituary - Carol Mitchell

Memorial services for Carol Mitchell will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Butler. There is no visitation. Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.

Carol Imogene Mitchell, age 78 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at her home in Butler. She was born October 20, 1925 to Albert Muman and Roberta Imogene Gabriel Smith in Preston, Kansas.

Carol is survived by her husband, Sherlock Mitchell of Butler, Missouri; three sons, Rick Mitchell and wife Jerry of Oak Grove, Missouri, Ted Mitchell and wife Vickie of Kansas City, Missouri and Ron Mitchell of Independence, Missouri; two daughters, Janet Young and husband Dwight of Washington; and Brenda Gilbert of Oak Grove, Missouri; two sisters, Mildred Ince of Fordland, Missouri and Betty Siver of Houston, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one daughter, Linda Mitchell.

Miami Project Prom

On Tuesday February 18, Miami Project Prom is having a taco dinner at the basketball games, Miami Eagles taking on Appleton City Bulldogs. Serving will begin at 5, includes taco salad, drink and dessert for $5.00. Everyone come out and support the Miami Project Prom.

3 people arrested in Bates County for Drugs

Beau A. Bryson

Melissa A. Davis

Britny L. Langford
On 2/13/14 around 12:15am The Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on I-49 resulting in 3 arrests for Felony Drug Trafficking. The 3 people that were arrested are Beau A. Bryson 26 years old from Neosho, Missouri. He was arrested for Felony Trafficking drugs -2nd degree (Methamphetamine), Assault on a law enforcement officer and Resisting arrest. 2 passengers in the vehicle 32 year old Melissa A. Davis of Anderson, Missouri and 24 year old Britny L. Langford of Buffalo, Missouri were also arrested on Felony Trafficking of Drugs (Methamphetamine). Charges are pending at this time Bates County Live will update this when and if charges get filed.

Obituary - Leon Bush Sr.

Memorial Graveside services for Leon Bush will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at Salem Cemetery in Foster, Missouri with Rev. Bill Hawk officiating. Contributions to Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri.

Willard Leon Bush Sr., age 81 of Hume, Missouri died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Heartland of Willow Lane in Butler, Missouri He was born April 22, 1932 to Willard Deloram and Faye Peral Oldham Bush in Hume.

Willard is survived by three sons, Richard Leon Bush and wife Christina of Hume, Missouri, Roy Lee Bush and wife April of Baxter Springs, Kansas and Douglas Caroll Bush of Independence, Missouri; stepson, Dennis Wayne McClure of Kansas City, Kansas; stepdaughter, Cheryl Diane Vieu of Kansas City, Kansas; brother, James Bush of Independence, Missouri; two sisters, Ardell Hearns of Parker, Arizona and Margie Hobbs of Montrose, Missouri; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Lonnie and Alvin; one brother, Monty Bush; and two sisters, Vina Mae and Mavis.

Endangered Person Advisory- Guffey, Megan Taylor- Daviess County, MO- February 16, 2014‏

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at Hwy DD and Hwy 69 in Daviess County at 2:00 am on February 15, 2014.

Missing Is: Guffey, Megan Taylor a white, female, age 14

Vehicle Information:
light blue late 1990's Ford Taurus 

Possible suspects or associates are believed to be:
Sanders, Jeramy, a hispanic, male, age 17, height 5' 06", 160 lbs, black hair, brown eyes.