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Friday, March 28, 2014

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report Bates County

  • On 3-28-14 around 4:45pm The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 31 year old Nathan M. Quint of Independence, Missouri. Mr Quint was arrested for 1.) Felony Possession of a controlled substance 2.) Misdemeanor possession of Marijuana less that 35 grams 3.) Misdemeanor Possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.

  • On 3-28-14 around 10:15pm The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 20 year old Janiqual J. Fuel of Kansas City, Missouri on charges including 1.)Possession of less than 35 Grams of Marijuana 2.) Fail to drive on the right lane of the highway. She was booked into the Bates County Jail and released.

BCMH: Immunization Press Release

Butler Elementary March Bucket award winners

Butler Elementary School March Bucket award winners presented today 3-28-14 during the spirit assembly in the cafeteria of the Butler Elementary. 

Minor Traffic Accident In Butler

The Butler Police Department is on scene of a minor 2 vehicle accident in The parking lot of Wal-Mart here in Butler. A SUV and a Dodge truck collided around the area of the drive thru pharmacy. Please use caution when traveling through this area.

Obituary - Jenny Violet Floyd

Jenny Violet Floyd, 94, Grain Valley, Missouri, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Grain Valley.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Blue Springs, Missouri with visitation from 10:00-11:00.  Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wills Cemetery in Peculiar, Missouri.  Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice or to the church.  (A complete obituary will be posted when available).

The Great Potato Day In Progress

The great potato day is in progress. The Bates County Youth Advocacy Council is now in the process of delivering nearly 400 hot potatoes with all the fixins to Adrain, Rich Hill, And Butler areas. The proceeds so to scholarships and after school programs.

MSHP News Release - Boater Education Classes Offered‏

Troop A To Offer Certified Boating Safety Courses In Independence and Smithville

Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, announces boating safety certification courses are being offered to the public at the following locations:

1.  Saturday, April 26, 2014 ─ Truman High School, 3301 South Noland Road, Independence, Missouri
2.  Saturday, May 10, 2014 ─ Bass Pro (Independence), 18001, Bass Pro Drive, Independence, Missouri
3.  Saturday, May 17, 2014 ─ Jerry Litton Visitor Center (Smithville), 16311 DD Hwy North, Smithville, Missouri
4.  Saturday, June 14, 2014 ─ Bass Pro (Independence), 18001, Bass Pro Drive, Independence, Missouri

The training will begin at 9 a.m. and be completed at 3 p.m. Students must be present to satisfy requirements for the boating safety card. There is no fee for this course; however, students are required to pre-register online, as seating will be limited and notification may be sent in the event the course is canceled. For more information, to register for this course, or to obtain a complete listing of where other courses are being offered, you may visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website at Once there, select “Divisions”, “Water Patrol Division”, and then “Boater Safety Education & Certification.”

Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boating safety certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Any student who successfully passes this course will be eligible to order the boating safety certification card, which costs $15.

In support of "The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths", the Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report Friday 3-28-14

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 25 year old Samantha M. Swarens of Rich Hill, Missouri around 2:30am this morning Friday March 28, 2014. 
She was arrested on 1) - Driving while intoxicated 2) - Lane Violation 3) - No Insurance. She was booked into the Bates County Jail and currently has been released.

Adrian Optimist Club Students Of The Month

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools.  Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit.  Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria.   Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it.  Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.

Pictured:  Miami Principal Dr Daniel Johnson, Alex Thomas, and Adrian Optimist Member Caleb Jeter
Alex Thomas is the Miami Student of the Month for March.  Alex, a junior, is the daughter of Jim Thomas and Debi Thomas.  In school she enjoys participating in FFA and choir.  Outside of school Alex likes working with her dog, her fainting goat, and her horses.  Alex states, “My grandmothers inspired me to be the best person I could be.  Her plan for college is to get as close to a full ride as possible and go into zoology.  Miami staff states, “Alex is a very intelligent, respectful young lady that works hard in her studies.  She is a model student that has been a great addition to our school.”
Pictured:  Adrian Optimist Member Larry Ritter, Joshua Hawkins, and Adrian Principal Don Lile
Joshua Hawkins is the Adrian Student of the Month for March.  Joshua, a senior, is the son of Mark Hawkins and Carla Hawkins.  His in school activities include show choir, choir, soccer, National Honor Society and quiz bowl.  Outside of school he enjoys playing guitar and piano as well as singing.  Joshua states “Music is my inspiration, my world, and my way of life.  Music teacher, Dawn Burhart states “Joshua is a trustworthy, responsible young man who stands above the rest.”  Joshua plans to attend college at Drury University, Springfield, studying music theory.

Pictured:  Ballard Principal Jimmie Barton, Holly Tate, and Adrian Optimist Member, Benny Goss 

The Ballard Student of the Month for March is Holly Tate, sophomore daughter of Troy and Jana Tate.  Science instructor, James Hurst, states “Holly is the lead student in the 9th grade.  When she says that she is going to do something, she follows through with her commitment and does not waiver.  The most recent example is the 2014 MSPE Model Bridge Contest.  Thirteen students committed to build a bridge, and 6 bridges were entered in the contest.  Holly dedicated the time and effort to constructing the bridge, increasing her chances of success.  She earned 2nd place finish and the right to compete at the international competition in Chicago in May. 

Weather Update: Look Ahead to Sunday

A cool and cloudy day is on tap for the region to finish out the work week. The sun will return on Saturday, but look forward to Sunday. Highs on Sunday will top out in the 70s!