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Friday, April 25, 2014

Butler Optimist Club Students of the month

April student of the month for grades k-3 is kamden Fennewald For grades 4-6 is Krista Anderson 

May student of the month for grades k-3 is Toree Hiser For grades 4-6 is Andrew Beckley





Route 18 CLOSED Near Bates/Henry County Line‏



Route 18 CLOSED Near
Bates/Henry County Line
 
Where: Route 18 CLOSED between Henry County Route K and Bates County Route OO between Clinton and Butler
What: Road CLOSED to allow MoDOT crews to replace a deteriorating drain pipe underneath the road
When: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29
Traffic Impacts: Drivers will have to find an alternate route around the closing.  Drivers will be able to get to driveways and other entrances on either side of the closing.  However, they will NOT be able to travel through the work zone.
Weather and/or construction delays could postpone the project.

Bates County Memorial Hospital Recognizes It’s Volunteers

Mr. Hannon announced the Auxiliary had chosen Missie Good as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year.
Back Row: Nelda Pike, Missie Good, June Ray, Nancy Kunkel, Beverly Wainwright, Carol Tackett, Margaret Hess, Dee Hall, Gerry Ketron, Bob Johnson, Kathy Bunch, Leland Hursh, Charlotte Guss, Alvina Harrison-Wells, Mike Humphrey - Chaplain, Clifford Clark, Hazel Lesmeister and Juanita White Front Row: Donna Huber, Louise Fisher, Faye Hunt, Kathleen Eckert, Dorothy Kincaid, Virginia Hilton, Marcia Minneman, Eleanor Gebo and Mary Zellmer
Back Row: Nelda Pike, Missie Good, June Ray, Nancy Kunkel, Beverly Wainwright, Carol Tackett, Margaret Hess, Dee Hall, Gerry Ketron, Bob Johnson, Kathy Bunch, Leland Hursh, Charlotte Guss, Alvina Harrison-Wells, Mike Humphrey – Chaplain, Clifford Clark, Hazel Lesmeister and Juanita WhiteFront Row: Donna Huber, Louise Fisher, Faye Hunt, Kathleen Eckert, Dorothy Kincaid, Virginia Hilton, Marcia Minneman, Eleanor Gebo and Mary Zellmer

On April 17, 2014, the Bates County Memorial Hospital honored its Auxiliary and Chaplain Staff with an appreciation banquet. Volunteers received beautiful flower baskets. Mr. Ed Hannon, Chief Executive Officer, presented the volunteers with certificates and pins in recognition of the hours of voluntary service they have given to the Hospital. The Auxiliary volunteered a total of 8640 hours to the hospital. The Auxiliary purchased items for various hospital departments totaling $7391.62.

Mr. Hannon announced the Auxiliary had chosen Missie Good as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Missie received a mantel clock for this deserved recognition. Missie began her volunteer service at the hospital in September, 2003. For almost 11 years, Missie has graciously given of her time each week to work in the Gift Shop and Information Desk, as well as helping with fundraisers. Missie serves on the Auxiliary’s Scholarship Committee for which she has been a member for several years.

The Hospital thanks all of its volunteers for their selfless giving to Bates County Memorial Hospital and the community we serve.

Minor Accident In Butler

The Butler Police Responded to a 1 vehicle accident at Fran Avenue and Ft. Scott Street here in Butler around 2:15pm. 

The accident occurred when the 2014 Dodge Challenger drove into the center highway divider No one was injured in this accident and traffic is now back to normal.

Obituary - Linda Grace Payne

Linda Grace Payne, 67, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 10:00-11:00.  Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.  (A complete obituary will be posted when available).

Obituary - Lane Danley Lorimor

Memorial services for Lane Danley Lorimor will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Brother J.P. Williams officiating. There is no visitation.

Lane Danley Lorimor, age 10 months of Nevada, Missouri died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri.  He was born June 7, 2013 to Wyatt Danley Lorimor and Dennise Rochelle Breiner Whitworth in Nevada, Missouri.

Lane is survived by his father, Wyatt Lorimor of Archie, Missouri; his mother, Dennise Whitworth of Nevada, Missouri; two brothers, Treyton Timothy Wayne Whitworth, age 3 and Aiden Dean Lorimor, age 2 both of Nevada, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Kim Vance and husband Tyler of Nevada, Missouri; paternal grandfather Paul Lorimor and wife Sherry of Nevada, Missouri; maternal grandfather Dennis Breiner and wife Cyndi of Butler, Missouri; uncles, Richard Breiner of Nevada, Missouri, Weston Lorimor of Springfield, Missouri and Matt Russell of Archie, Missouri; aunts, Aleesha Breiner of Nevada, Missouri and Niki Burger of Archie, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Rhonda K. Edwards.

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Henry County Sheriffs Office: Suspicious Person Call Leads to Drug Arrest on Tuesday Afternoon

Rodney Bass

According to Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom, shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Deputy Charles Wilcox was dispatched to the 100 block of Taylor Street, Windsor, regarding a suspicious person.  The reporting party stated that a male subject had come to their residence on a bicycle and was asking to speak with a person who did not reside at their address, because he had given them money to buy him something to “smoke”.

Upon Deputy Wilcox’s arrival, he located the reported suspicious person in the backyard of the residence.  Deputy Wilcox contacted the male subject, asking for his identification.  During the course of the investigation at the scene, it was learned that the male subject had attempted to sell prescription medications to the reporting party, which were then located in the male subject’s front pocket.  The prescription medications were Hydrocodone, a controlled substance, and a generic form of Zoloft, neither of which belonged to the subject.

Arrested on a 24-hour investigative hold for possession of a controlled substance was Rodney L. Bass, age 49, of Windsor.

On Wednesday, April 23, Sgt. Mike Nelson prepared a probable cause statement, which resulted in an information being filed with the Associate Circuit Court by Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields.  Subsequently, a warrant was issued by Judge Wayne Strothmann, charging Rodney Bass with the felonies of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and violation of pharmacy laws by a non-licensed person.

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Weather Update: Weekend Severe Thunderstorms

We want to give you a heads up to a potentially active weekend with several rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms possible. Some of these thunderstorms could develop as early as Saturday morning and last on and off into Sunday night. Most of Saturday afternoon looks to be dry for now, but Saturday night and Sunday could see several rounds of storms - some of which may be severe with tornadoes,... very large hail and damaging winds. Areas at risk include a very large part of the Midwest and Plains including all of eastern Kansas and Missouri.

We urge everyone to keep an eye to the sky this weekend and stay tuned as we gather more details on this potentially widespread and significant severe weather event.