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Monday, March 17, 2014

Structure Fire in Worland

The Foster Fire Department and Bates County Sheriff's Office is in route to to assist on a structure fire in Worland. The location of this fire is the first residents North of the church. The initial reports are that the fire might be cause by something electrical there is lots of smoke coming from underneath the trailer home. 

Unknown at this time if anyone is inside the residence or any kinda of injuries. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

Vernon County inmates began working at the Recycling Center

Vernon County Jail Inmates working at Recycling Center

Vernon County Jail inmates began working at the Vernon County Recycling Center Monday morning with the start of a new program aimed at helping people sentenced to jail repay their housing cost, and gain a workers program certificate from the Sheriff’s Office upon completion of the program. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said they had been looking for new programs to help inmates get a better start when they are released from jail, “I think this is a great program to get started and it puts some of the inmates in a constructive environment.” The Sheriff also said no inmates with violence related charges will be eligible at the moment because inmates selected for this program are placed on “work release” which means they will be under the supervision of the Recycling Center supervisors while working, and then will go back to the jail at the end of the work day. Inmates will also receive credit towards their housing bill for their time worked.


Adrian Fire Department on scene of outside light fire

The Adrian Fire Department and Adrian Police Department is on scene of a electrical fire at 30 Skyline Drive in Adrian. A out side light was throwing sparks and flames out of it but was contained by the homeowner before the fire department arrived on scene. The crews are in service and returning to the Fire Station at this time.

West Central Warriors Ready to Play Ball

The West Central Warriors semi-pro football team, is ready to kick of their 2014 season on March 29th and they are looking people to help them out with this year’s season.

They need 3 guys/gals to run the chains and the box during home games which means you move up and down the sideline to mark the yardage and move the chains with each down and flip the box which tells everyone which down the players are playing. They are also looking for some to run their scoreboard.

If you are interested in running the chain & box or running the scoreboard during the game, call Montee Gilkey at 660-464-1378 or Steve McSperitt at 660-351-1885.

4-H Press Release: State 4-H Horse Judging Contest‏

Kalyn Eckhoff (left) and Kirstyn Eckhoff (right)
(BUTLER, MO – March 18, 2014)  - Nearly 100 Missouri youth were all business as they evaluated several classes of horses at the 2014 State 4-H Horse Judging contest held March 15, on the University of Missouri campus.  Bates County 4-H’ers Kirstyn Eckhoff and sister Kalyn Eckhoff placed 7 overall out of sixteen teams in the Junior Division Team Judging.  In the Junior Individual Division, Kirstyn placed second in the state out of 42 contestants.  Kalyn finished 24 out of 42.

"4-H members have been practicing their horse judging skills in preparation for the contest but it's more than just a judging competition," according to Ben Gallup, State 4-H youth development specialist. “Public speaking, critical thinking and decision making are all transferable skills gleaned from participation.  We call them life skills, but honestly the kids are here because they love horses," he added.

Alan J. Mundey, Bates County 4-H Youth Specialist, stated that in the contest, the young people compared horses in each class based on desirable breed traits and ranked the animals from most to least desirable. They also explained their rankings to the judges.  Mundey would like to thank 4-H volunteer Jill Fischer and her daughter Taylor for coaching the Junior horse judging team.

To learn more about 4-H and how to get involved locally go online to http://mo4h.missouri.edu or visit the nearest University of Missouri Extension Center.

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

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report
 March 10, 2014 to March 16, 2014
03-10-2014
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-ADRIAN
FIRE MUTUAL AID-VERNON CO
MVA- BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
HARASSMENT-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-VIRGINIA
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-AMORET
 
03-11-2014
TRAFFIC STOP-ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
NOISE-RICH HILL
CONTROLLED BURN-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
CONTROLLED BURN-AMSTERDAM
THEFT-AMSTERDAM Deputies took a report of stolen license plates that occurred in the Amsterdam area.
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN Deputies responded to a possible burglary in progress in Adrian.
MVA HIT AND RUN-DREXEL
CHILD CUSTODY-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST- ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-RICH HILL
 
03-12-2014
ANIMAL AT LARGE-ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
BRUSH FIRE-AMSTERDAM
CHECK WELL BEING-AMORET
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
LITTERING-BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE-HUME
ASSAULT-BUTLER
THREATS-DREXEL Deputies took a speak to officer in regards to verbal threats being made to a bus driver in the Drexel area.
WANTED SUBJECT-BUTLER Deputies arrested Robert Grubb on a Probation Violation warrant at the Bates County P&P Office.
OPEN DOOR-RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING-ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY- ADRIAN
VANDALISM-FOSTER Deputies took a report of vandalism in the Foster MO area.
 
03-13-2014
TRAFFIC STOP-ADRIAN
SMOKE INVESTIGATION-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
CONTROLLED BURN-RICH HILL
CONTROLLED BURN-BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE-ADRIAN
BRUSH FIRE-AMSTERDAM
ANIMAL AT LARGE-PASSAIC
TRAFFIC STOP-BUTLER
ABANDONED VEHICLE-ADRIAN
THEFT-BUTLER
BRUSH FIRE-RICH HILL
BURGLAR ALARM-RICH HILL
THEFT-VIRGINIA Deputies responded to the Virginia area for a theft that occurred earlier.
RUNAWAY-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-AMSTERDAM Deputies responded to the Amsterdam area to take a fire report.
 
03-14-2014
BRUSH FIRE-FOSTER
BRUSH FIRE-BUTLER
INJURED ANIMAL-BUTLER
DEBRIS ON ROADWAY-DREXEL
TRAFFIC STOP-BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE-APPLETON CITY
BRUSH FIRE-DREXEL
WANTED SUBJECT-BUTLER Deputies responded to the laundry mat in Butler by the Sheriff's Office for a wanted person.
DISTURBANCE-BUTLER Deputies were dispatched to the Maminville Trailer park on a disturbance in progress.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL-RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST-RICH HILL
THEFT-SPRUCE Deputies took a speak to officer in regards to a stolen election sign in the Spruce area.
ANIMAL AT LARGE-ADRIAN Deputies took a speak to officer regarding dogs at large in the Adrian area.
 
03-15-2014
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST-RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST-MERWIN
FIRE ALARM-BUTLER
BURGLARY-RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST-MERWIN
FRAUD-RICH HILL
BRUSH FIRE-RICH HILL
BRUSH FIRE-RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST-BUTLER
DISORDERLY CONDUCT-RICH HILL  
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
THREATS-BUTLER On 3-15-14, Deputies took a verbal threats call in the Passaic area.
BRUSH FIRE-DREXEL
BRUSH FIRE-BUTLER
WANTED SUBJECT- On 03-15-2014 Deputies transported William P. Mclay to Bates County Jail on a Bates county warrant.
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
EXTRA PATROL-BUTLER
BRUSH FIRE-AMORET
WANTED SUBJECT-BUTLER Deputies executed a warrant arrest on Joshua Lile in Butler, MO.
DECEASED PERSON-Deputies responded to Rich Hill for a death investigation.
03-16-2014
TRAFFIC STOP-VIRGINIA
AGENCY ASSIST-ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-RICH HILL
DEBRIS ON ROADWAY-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-ROCKVILLE
 
 
           Rich Hill Police Department Activity Report
March 10, 2014- March 16, 2014
03-10-2014
 
03-11-2014
NOISE COMPLAINT
CHILD CUSTODY
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
 
03-12-2014
OPEN DOOR
 
03-13-2014
SMOKE INVESTIGATION
CONTROLLED BURN
RUNAWAY
FIRE-BRUSH
 
03-14-2014
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
AMBULANCE REQUEST
 
03-15-2014
AMBULANCE REQUEST
BURGLARY
FRAUD
FIRE-BRUSH
FIRE-BRUSH
DISORDERLY CONDUCT
DECEASED PERSON
 
03-16-2014
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
CHECK WELL BEING

Bates County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Busy Night For BCSO

On 3/17/14, at around 4 am the Bates County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Rockville area in reference to two subjects that were reportedly lost around the river. The two subjects were on the river snagging for spoonbill.   The first reports were that the two males had gotten separated and could not find each other.  A little later the two had found each other but was not able to find the way out of the wooded area along the river.  After it was determined that one of the males had fallen into a waterway and was wet, a call for additional manpower was requested due to temperatures being in the 20s.   An ambulance was requested and additional Deputies began to respond from home to assist in the search. 

As Deputies began to respond for the search and rescue efforts in Rockville a call was received by dispatch for a possible suicide south of Virginia on V Hwy.  The caller stated that she found her boyfriend hanging in a tree.  Another ambulance was dispatched and several Deputies were redirected to the Virginia area.  Once on scene deputies were advised that the calling female had told the home owner that she had called the police but was mistaken that her boyfriend had not committed suicide.   The original calling party and her boyfriend left the residence before the Deputies could arrive.  Deputies and the Bates County Ambulance searched the area to ensure there wasn’t anyone needing medical treatment. 

The two men from the Rockville search and rescue operationwere found safe by the Rockville Fire Department and the Bates County Ambulance crew.

Minor Traffic Accident In Butler

The Butler Police Department is on scene of a minor 2 vehicle traffic accident at the back entrance to Conoco off of Fran Avenue in Butler. No reports of injuries with this accident. The accident is involving a Kenworth semi truck out of and  and a 2009 Ford truck.

Vehicle Fire On 18 Highway

The Amsterdam Fire Department along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol is in route to a vehicle that is on fire. The location of this on 18 Highway and County Road 10001 just East of Merwin. The vehicle is fully engulfed in flames at this time. Please use caution in this area and watch for emergency vehicles. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

Obituary - Freddie Leroy Plasmyer

Fred Plasmyer 
Memorial graveside services for Fred Plasmyer will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the Bald Mound Cemetery in Dade County, Missouri near Greenfield with Roger McKee officiating.  There is no visitation.  Contributions to the Ohio Street United Methodist Church.  Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  

Freddie Leroy Plasmyer, age 90 of Butler, MO, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Medicalodge Healthcare Center in Butler after a long illness.  Born October 4, 1923 in rural Dade County, he was the first-born son of W.H. and Bessie Dickerson Plasmyer.

Those left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of more than 30 years, Marie of the home; one daughter, Stephanie Obert and husband Fred of Lockwood, Missouri; one stepdaughter, Cindy Weiss and husband Robert of Liberty, Missouri;  four stepsons; Curry Massey and wife Linda and Mike Massey and wife Melissa all of Butler, Missouri; David Massey and wife Donna of Olathe, Kansas and Tom Cox of Memphis, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Stacey Obert Dutil and husband Kevin of Bentonville, Arkansas and Scott Obert of Springfield, Missouri; step-grandchildren Joe Massey, Leslie Hedrick, Maggie Massey, Amanda Weiss and Monica Massey; and great grandsons Nathan and Noah Dutil, Bentonville, Arkansas. 

Silver Alert issued for Pottawatomie County, Kansas man

A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing man from Pottawatomie County, Kan.

Melvin Robert Potter, 67, was last seen on Friday, March 14, around 10 a.m., according to a news release. He was driving a 1996 red and silver Dodge truck with Kansas plates 385DPQ.

Potter, who has went missing before, according to Onaga, Kan., police, was wearing blue jeans and a red flannel shirt with brown patches on the sleeves. He wears brown boots and a brown leather belt with a belt buckle that reads "Oklahoma." He does not have his medication with him, according to police, prompting the alert.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office at 785-457-3353.

Weather Update: High Wildfire Danger Today


The Winds will increase today, humidity values will plummet, and brush/grass remains very dry. Mix these things up and you end up with an increased wildfire risk again this afternoon. A red flag warning is in place for portions eastern Kansas and extreme western Missouri, but honestly, burning should be avoided in most areas today and of course please don't carelessly discard cigarettes when driving.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report

On 3-15-14 around 8:40am The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 61 year old William P. Monaghan in Bates County on a Felony Dekalb Missouri County Warrant. Mr. Mongahan was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.



On 3-14-14 around 7:40pm The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 50 year old Kent A. Wyatt of Kansas City, Missouri in Bates County. Mr. Kent was arrested on a Felony Missouri Board of Probation and Parole Warrant and Driving without a valid license. He was booked into the Bates County Jail and wasn't given a bond.








Don't Press Your Luck This St. Patrick's Day

Statewide Impaired Driving Crackdown Planned

JEFFERSON CITY, MO –If you choose to drive impaired this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, your luck will run out. More than 200 Missouri law enforcement agencies will take part in a special impaired driving crackdown that puts additional officers on the road March 14-17.

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reminds motorists to “Choose Your Ride.” with special campaign messaging to designate a driver, call a cab, or the options can include a ride in a patrol car, or even worse – a hearse.
“Statewide, law enforcement made 412 DWI arrests during a similar campaign in March of 2013,” says Colonel Ron Replogle, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. “Officers are committed to removing impaired drivers from our roads.”

Throughout March, safety advertising in restaurants and bars across Missouri serve as reminders of the importance of choosing a completely sober ride, such as a taxi. However, the alternative options of a patrol car or a hearse are sobering reminders of the consequences of choosing the wrong ride.
Drinking and driving is a lethal combination. A person who causes a fatal crash while intoxicated, can be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony resulting in up to seven years of prison time, a $5000 fine, or both. 


To learn more, visit the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety website at savemolives.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at Save MO Lives.

Obituary - Marjorie L. Stewart

83-year-old Marjorie L. Stewart, Rich Hill, passed away Friday at her home. Arrangements are under direction of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and services are scheduled at ten o'clock Tuesday morning with burial to follow in Rich Hill's Green Lawn Cemetery. The family receives friends between six and seven o'clock this evening at Heuser Funeral Home.

St. Patrick's Day Events going on in the area today


* Come Celebrate St Patricks Day with us tonight in Rich Hill, Missouri at the Kern Center starting at 5 pm. We will be serving Corned beef and cabbage with a baked potato bar and dessert. Free will donation.


* The 4th annual Appleton City Wee Bit O’Parade celebrating St. Patrick’s Day will be held on Monday, March 17th. The Parade lineup will be at Forest Park beginning at 2:15pm.  

*A baked potato luncheon will be held from 11am to 1pm at the Depot. A community kite fly will be held at the Appleton City’s football field at approximately 3:30pm and free green root beer floats will be served in Forest Park after the parade.

Spectators are asked to bring their lawn chairs and watch the parade.