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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Butler Parks and Recreation Co - Ed Church Softball League

The Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Co-Ed Church Softball League. Entry deadline is Monday, May 19th with a $150 fee per team. Sign up at the Butler City Hall anytime between Monday through Friday, 8-5. For more information contact Parks and Recreation office at 660-200-2062 or Scott Bitner at 660-200-5664

Minor Traffic Accident In Butler

The Butler Police Department responded to a minor 2 vehicle accident tonight around 5:15pm. The location of this accident was Chestnut and Water Streets here in Butler. No one was injured in this accident and both vehicles received minor damages.

Bates County Sheriffs Posse Looking For Old Materials


The Bates County Sheriff's Posse is looking for some old materials that can be used to make obstacles for the Ultimate Horseman's Challenge. If you have any of the following items laying around your property and would be willing to donate them, please call Jami at 660-679-3232 or email her at 2910@batescountysheriff.com and she will arrange for them to be picked up. 

The items needed are:
Railroad ties or landscaping timbers
Garden hoses to be cut up for a cowboy curtain
8 foot sections or longer of 2 inch pvc pipe
2 inch pvc elbows
Lumber

Suicidal Subject In Adrian




The Adrian Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bates County EMS and Bates County Sheriffs Deputies responded to the Park Wood Apartments on 8th and Lexington in North Adrian tonight around 6pm on the report of a suicidal subject. 

A brief standoff occurred and lasted approximately 45min then ended peacefully and the subject was taken into to custody by The Adrian Police Department. 

He was later transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital to be medically cleared. Bates County Live will attempt to get a official press release on this at a later time.

GRT Promotions: Garden City Demo Derby June 7th


Fire Alarm In Adrian

The Adrian Police Department along with The Adrian Fire Department is being called out to a General Fire Alarm in Adrian. 

The Location of this General Fire Alarm is 601 N. Houston Street. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

Drug Theft Investigation Concluded by Nevada Police Department: Appleton City Missouri Man Arrested

During the month of February 2014, Nevada Police began an investigation after receiving a citizen complaint that medications shipped from the Veterans Administration Pharmacy had never arrived at a home in Nevada.

Nevada Police Officers began a joint investigations in partnership with the Veterans Administration/ Criminal Division and United Parcel Service Security Office after it was determined that a VA Pharmacy had indeed shipped morphine and oxycodone to various homes in Nevada which never arrived.

This joint investigation developed a suspect known to be a delivery driver for UPS who is suspected of forging the signatures of those patients scheduled for delivery of the medications and then stealing the narcotics.

The Appleton City resident, identified as 29 year old Timothy Ryan Glass was taken into custody on a Vernon County Arrest warrant by Bates County Sheriff’s Department on April 6th.

Glass has been charged with seventeen felony counts pertaining to the theft of narcotics, forgery and possession of drugs. He was released after posting a $50,000 bond.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at 417- 448 – 5100.

Ballard Awards Banquet


Missouri State Highway Patrol Provides Safety Tips For Severe Weather

Spring has arrived, and along with it, varying temperatures and weather patterns resulting in thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornados. The Missouri State Highway Patrol offers these severe weather safety tips:

Thunderstorms can include heavy rains, thunder, lightning, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flash floods, and hail. They can form quickly. A typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. ALL thunderstorms are dangerous. When they occur, pay attention to weather reports and instructions.

Tornados can appear at any time of day, any day of the year. Tornados may form during a thunderstorm. When a Tornado Watch is issued, this means to stay alert and aware. Watch the sky and listen to weather reports. 

A Tornado Warning means seek shelter immediately. An interior room without windows on the lowest floor is the safest shelter location. Do not seek shelter in a cafeteria, gymnasium, or other large open room because the roof might collapse. Immediately leave a mobile home to seek shelter in a nearby building. Overpasses are not safe. The construction of an overpass can create a dangerous wind tunnel effect. If you are driving, you should stop and take shelter in a nearby building. If you are driving in a rural area, drive away from the tornado to the closest building. If you cannot get away, seek shelter in a roadside ditch. Protect yourself from flying debris by covering your head with your arms, a coat, or a blanket. Be prepared to move quickly in case the ditch fills with water.

Heavy rain can cause flooding, and spring showers will certainly spawn flash flooding. Never drive through fast-moving waters; even a small amount of fast-moving water can sweep a slow-moving vehicle off the roadway. If your vehicle becomes stuck in rising water, get out quickly and move to higher ground. Respect barriers or barricades put in place by MoDOT. They are there to protect you; don’t go around them!

Widely varying temperatures can leave roadways or bridge floors covered with frost. Even though roads appear to be clear, it is important to slow down and watch for slick areas, especially early in the morning. Temperature changes also cause fog to develop. Drivers need to slow down, turn on their headlights, and be prepared to stop in foggy conditions.

Weather conditions requiring the use of windshield wipers are usually those that affect visibility. Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to turn on their vehicle’s headlights any time they are using the windshield wipers. It only takes a second to turn on your vehicle’s headlights. But, that second could make you more visible to other drivers and prevent a traffic crash. 

No matter what the forecast: If you’re going to be on the water, you need a safe boating plan. During severe weather, stay off the water. Currents become swift and dangerous. Fixed objects and fast moving water are a bad combination: Don’t go boating in these conditions. Floating debris can easily capsize or sink a boat. After heavy rains, lakes have more debris to watch for. Boaters should always keep an eye on the weather. Hypothermia is also a concern due to rapid weather changes associated with spring. Make sure to take extra clothes and remember that the dangers of hypothermia increase exponentially when temperatures drop. Fog on our lakes and rivers is common during this time of year and results in low visibility. When visibility decreases, boaters need to slow down. No matter what the season: Watch for changes in the weather. When you hear the thunder in the distance, respond to it. Don’t wait until you see the lightning. Get to shore ... Get to safety. 

When dangerous weather approaches, whether you are on land or on the water, implement your safety plan, postpone activities, monitor the weather, and get to a safe place. 

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

Deepwater Girl Scout Troop #76 Bake Sale


MoDot Traffic Alert: 18 Highway near Bates/Henry County Line Closed Tomorrow

Photo: MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT

 Route 18 CLOSED Near 

Bates/Henry County Line

On Wednesday, April 30

 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. Wednesday, April 30 (Work was rescheduled from 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.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. Wednesday, April 30 (Work was rescheduled from 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.

Appleton City Boys Track Finish 2nd In Cass Midway Relays

APPLETON CITY BOYS PLACE 2ND At MIDWAY

By Gar Garman
 
Another strong performance by the Appleton City boys track team earned them a 2nd place finish out of 13 teams at the Cass Midway Relays on April 28.
 
Gold medal winners were the 1600m medley relay team of Logan Siegismund, Cole Heiserman, Carter Mitchell and Truman Burchett and 4x800 team of Mitchell, Heiserman, Evan Mitts and Burchett. 
 
Finishing in 2nd place was the 4x1600 team of Alex Engeman, Tobi Nitsche, Dakota Wittmeyer and Jonathan Rogers, the 4x400 team of Siegismund, Mitchell, Heiserman and Burchett and in the tiple jump Tyler Piepmeier, Mitchell and Mitts.
 
In 3rd place was the sprint medley of Siegismund, Harrison Boden, Piepmeier and Burchett and in the long jump Piepmeier, Mitts and Jacob Johannigmeier.
 
Finishing 4th in the discus was Nick Bales, Raoul VanDok and Dalton Drake.
 
For the Appleton City girls in 6th place in the high jump was Tabitha Jackson, Mikayla Engeman and Alex Jackson.Another strong performance by the Appleton City boys track team earned them a 2nd place finish out of 13 teams at the Cass Midway Relays on April 28.


Gold medal winners were the 1600m medley relay team of Logan Siegismund, Cole Heiserman, Carter Mitchell and Truman Burchett and 4x800 team of Mitchell, Heiserman, Evan Mitts and Burchett.

Finishing in 2nd place was the 4x1600 team of Alex Engeman, Tobi Nitsche, Dakota Wittmeyer and Jonathan Rogers, the 4x400 team of Siegismund, Mitchell, Heiserman and Burchett and in the tiple jump Tyler Piepmeier, Mitchell and Mitts.

In 3rd place was the sprint medley of Siegismund, Harrison Boden, Piepmeier and Burchett and in the long jump Piepmeier, Mitts and Jacob Johannigmeier.
Finishing 4th in the discus was Nick Bales, Raoul VanDok and Dalton Drake.

For the Appleton City girls in 6th place in the high jump was Tabitha Jackson, Mikayla Engeman and Alex Jackson.
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Nevada Police Department: Rich Hill Man Arrested after foot chase

Cory Franklin Harper
Nevada Police report that on April 25th at about 1:30pm, a burglary suspect was arrested by local police after a foot pursuit.

Police were dispatched to the 600 block of N. Cedar moments after a neighbor witnessed an individual force entry into another apartment. A description was obtained by police which led to a neighborhood search by officers.

Within moments, an officer located the wanted subject several blocks away. The suspect then fled on foot from the pursuing officer...s. A 24 year old Rich Hill resident was taken into custody by Nevada Police in the 800 block of N. Cedar. Multiple items of stolen property thrown to the ground by the fleeing suspect were located and recovered by police in the area.

That suspect is identified as:

Cory Franklin Harper

Felony Warrants have been issued by the Vernon County Associate Circuit Court for Burglary, Resisting Arrest, Stealing, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Bond has been set at $25,000 cash only. The suspect remains in custody at the Vernon County Jail.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department Station at 417- 448 – 5100. To report criminal activities call the Dispatch Center at 417-448-2710 or 911. The confidential Tip Hotline can be contacted at 417- 448 - 5117. Any and all information will be kept confidential.

MIAMI R-I, AMORET, MO SCHOOL RECEIVES $3,870.00 GRANT Lowe’s Donates Money For ENJOY THE OUTDOORS Project.



Miami School received a $3,870.00 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for an outdoor study and wildlife / gardening enrichment center.

We are thrilled to announce that Lowe’s awarded the Miami School funding for the ENJOY THE OUTDOORS Project. Miami has turned some of the large, but sparse outdoor area into a more enjoyable and comfortable outdoor learning environment for our students. We now have tables, benches, a shaded study area and are in the process of completing the raised garden area for all students to take an active part in planting, growing , maintaining, and learning about horticulture. Our grant application was based on the goal of an alternative to normal classroom studies by taking advantage of all the wonderful outdoor open space for students to read, study and do projects, improving the learning community at Miami.

Research has shown that a change in environment aids learning. Our biology classes can use this area while researching local wildlife. The ecology classes will be able to remain outdoors after taking water or plant samples to study. Physics students can do experiments outside without fear of interrupting other classes. Elementary students will be able to take books outside and have a place to enjoy reading or completing work. The agriculture classes, family and consumer science classes, and elementary classes can all use the garden and planter areas to grow various flowers, herbs, and vegetables for study and use in class. The teachers will enjoy the opportunity to treat their students to a lesson outside!

Miami School would like to thank Lowes for the generous donation and their helpful and courteous staff for their advice and consulting for our project. We also want to thank all the people who helped make this project become a reality for their time, hard work and dedication to the students of Miami School.

“Our school, students and teachers will greatly benefit from this grant. We wish to thank our friends at Lowe’s for generously supporting this important project,” said Dr. Daniel Johnson, Principal.

All K-12 public schools in the United States are eligible for the Toolbox for Education program. More information is available at www.ToolboxforEducation.com.

Vernon County Sheriffs Office: Stolen Tractor Investigation

Vernon County sheriff's officers are investigating the reported theft of a farm tractor East of Nevada. The theft report was filed Monday and sheriff Jason Mosher says his officers are looking into some "tip" information they have received in connection with the theft of the Allis Chalmers tractor. 

Anyone with information about the theft and/or the its current location is encouraged to call the sheriff's office in Nevada, 417-283-4400.

Retirement Announcement‏

The children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughters of Peggy VanBlaricum Heckadon, are happy to announce that in just a few short weeks she will join the "leisurely" life of retirement. 

In her years of teaching she has taught at Rich Hill, Gunn City, Ballard, and Adrian.Well wishes may be sent to her at: Peggy Heckadon   2348 SW County Road 6508   Rich Hill, MO  64779
 

Butler Lady Bears Track Results

Monday night the Butler track team traveled up to Midway to run in another cold, windy track meet. This meet was an all relays meet and the athletes really enjoy being able to mix things up and getting the chance to do something different. Even though the weather was miserable it was definitely a fun meet to watch! 

The girls had a lot of fun changing some things up and worked very well together earning a 2nd place finish out of 13 Teams.

Here are the top 6 place finishers who helped earn points for the team and contributed to the 2nd place finish:

4x100m Relay: Courtney Blevins, Makenna Hannah, Amy Miller, Kiersten Morris- 4th place
4x200m Relay: Kiersten Morris, Makenna Hannah, Amy Miller, Mady Gepford- 2nd place
Sprint Medley: 100 Courtney Blevins, 100 Jenna Simms, 200 Aarika Gardner, 400 Mady Gepford- 1st place with a time of 2:05.15
4x400m Relay: Jenna Simms, Makenna Hannah, Aarika Gardner, Peyton McGuire- 5th place
Pole Vault: Aarika Gardner- 3rd place
Discus: Jolynn Ross, Jenna Simms, Courtney Blevins- 6th place
High Jump: Amy Miller, Aarika Gardner, Mady Gepford- 2nd place
Triple Jump: Amy Miller, Peyton McGuire, Kiersten Morris- 1st place with a combined jump of 90’6.5”
Long Jump: Peyton McGuire, Mady Gepford, Makenna Hannah- 1st place with a combined jump of 39’8”


The Butler Track Team will travel to Holden on Friday. We are gearing up for the final weeks of the season, next Monday is our Conference meet and districts are next Saturday. Wish these kids good luck as they finish up their school year and track season.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Overnight Burglaries

On April 29th the Bates County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Rich Hill Police Department in multiple burglaries that occurred over night. The burglaries appear to be only commercial properties and may be connected to the similar burglaries in Appleton City.

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is asking if you have any information in reference to the burglaries please contact a Detective at the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Fleeing Suspect

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On April 26th, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a subject about a vehicle being left in the roadway in the area of 6002 and 5002. The reporting party stated that it appeared to have some fresh damage to the vehicle. Before Deputies could arrive to check the vehicle out dispatch received a call from another reporting party located at 5773 NW CR 4721 stating that there was a subject attempting to steal one of his vehicles. 

The reporting party stated he confronted the suspect and he fled westbound from his residence in the field.

Deputies arrived on scene and began to search for the suspect. K9 units arrived and announced that the K9 was going to be released. Upon the announcement of the K9 the suspect began to yell to the Deputies his location. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Charges are being reviewed by the Bates County Prosecutor.

2nd Annual Montrose VFW Poker Run

poker run1The 2nd Annual Montrose VFW Poker Run will be held on May 3rd honoring those who served and those that are serving. The poker run funds will be used to pay for Grave Markers for Veterans and their Wives and the National Home.

The run will begin at the Montrose VFW Post, and registration will be from 10:30am – 1:00pm. There is a $20 registration fee which will include a t-shirt and a meal. If you pre-register you will entered into a drawing to win your choice of $1,000 or a trip for two to Las Vegas.

For more information or to pre-register you can contact Charles at 816-739-2991 or Chuck 660-723-5373.

Hume Community News

George and Connie Wehar spent the weekend with their son and family, Jamie and Tami Wehar of Cairo, MO. On Friday they were in Quincy, IL watching their granddaughter Alex play softball, afterwards they enjoyed taking her out to eat. Alex attends John Wood College. On Saturday there were in Kirksville, MO to watch Hannah play softball. Hannah attends Truman in Kirksville. They were returned home on Sunday evening.

The Hume/Rich Hill Alumni Game will be on Saturday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rich Hill gym. We encourage all alumni to come out and play. There will be a concession stand and a silent auction. They are still accepting donations for the Silent Auction; you can leave them at the Bank in Hume with Sherry or at the Rich Hill School with Kelly Gayman. All proceeds go to Angie Cannon Nicholas and her family. Angie recently underwent breast cancer surgery. So all you alumni come out and play as these two communities come together to support Team Angie!

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Felony warrant arrest

Kenneth Collins Jr

On April 28, Kenneth Collins Jr., 30, Clinton, was arrested at the St. Clair County Jail on a Henry County warrant for failing to appear on a class D felony charge of driving while revoked or suspended. The warrant was issued on April 25. Bond was set at $1,500 cash only. The charge stems from an incident on July 25, 2013.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report From Over The Weekend

On 4/26/14 around 12:20pm The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 37 year old Misty D. Morrison from Rich Hill, Missouri. She was arrested on 1.) Vernon County Sheriffs Office warrant. She was booked into the Bates County jail and her status is listed as bond able.

On 4/26/14 around 7:30am The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Ray County Missouri arrested 27 year old Christopher E. Good of Adrian, Missouri. Mr. Good was arrested on 1.) Felony possession of a controlled substance 2.) Possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Ray County Jail on a 12 hour hold.





Butler Bears Track Team: Cass Midway Relays Results‏

Last night the Butler track team traveled to Cass Midway to run in yet again another cold windy track meet. The plus side of the night is that everything is a relay and our athletes really enjoy doing things that they are not used to. That and it is fun for us coaches to watch kids doing things that....lets be honest......they are not good at. For instance: watching Big Dakota Hulse run a 200M dash, Kyle Todd run hurdles, or Austin Castaneda long jump. It really makes for a fun night. With that being said, last night the boys place 6th out of 13 teams. Here are your top 6 finishers who helped their team score points:


Shuttle Hurdles: Brett Behringer, Kyle Todd, David Morse, Devan Loveall - 5th place

4X1600 Relay: Tayje VanVoorst, Jesse Donovan, Dalton VanHorn, Damien Richardson - 6th place

4x100M Relay: Tanner Diehl, Kaleb Kauffman, Dylan Morris, Kyle Todd - 2nd place

1600 Medley: Tanner Diehl 200, Austin Castaneda 200, Kaleb Kauffman 400, Tayje VanVoorst 800 - 5th place

4x200M Relay: Dylan Morris, Devan Loveall, Kyle Todd, Austin Castaneda - 1st place with a time of 1:38.04

Sprint Medley: Ben Holt 100, Devan Loveall 100, Tanner Diehl 200, Dylan Morris 400 - 6th place

Throwers Relay: Shay Wilson, Dakota Hulse, Ty Underwood, Ben Holt - 4th place

4x400 Relay: Tanner Diehl, Devan Loveall, Kyle Todd, Austin Castaneda - 1st place with a time of 3:39.50

Pole Vault: Shay Wilson, Dalton VanHorn, Brett Behringer - 3rd place

Shot Put: Ben Holt, Dakota Hulse, Ty Underwood - 4th place

Discus: Shay Wilson, Dakota Hulse, Ty Underwood - 6th place

The Butler Track Team will travel to Holden on Friday. We are gearing up for the final weeks of the season, next Monday is our Conference meet and districts are next Saturday. Wish these kids good luck as they finish up their school year and track season.

Job Opening In Butler

Douty's Auto Service located at 5 North Orange Street here in Butler is Now Hiring for a full time mechanic. For an application stop in at Doutys Auto Service.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 4-23/4-28

04/23/2014
 

Disturbance 600 block of N Main
Harassment report
Assist MSHP
Warrant service
Walk in theft report
Assist DFS 600 block of W Adams
Missing dog call 

04/24/2014 


Keep the peace Wix Lane
Warrant service
Keep the peace Fan ave
Harassment report
Tree blocking S Broadway
Assist Casey’s struck by lightning
Disturbance 400 block of S Mechanic
Vandalism city lake
Building check S HAvanna
Warrant service S Birch
Warrant service S High

04/25/2014 


Well being check S Bus 49
Stranded vehicle N Bus 49
Foot pursuit from South 71 Storage to S High
Assist DFS
Theft report Wal Mart
Animal complaint Mill and Main
Accident Stop light Fran and 52
Warrant service 

04/26/2014 


Bad check Family Center
Search Days Inn subject taken into custody
Traffic Prom
Building check Open door
Animal complaint 500 block of W Park
Assist MSHP 

04/27/2014 


Well being check 800 block of W Ohio
Warrant service 
Disturbance Rose Lane
Warrant service
Animal complaint Fulton and Pine
Alarm Community Bank 

04/28/2014 


Warrant service
Theft Country Mart
Alarm Ward Rd
Shop Lifter S Orange

Weather Update: Dreary Weather

We Hope you're ready for a dreary, damp, and cold day. The expansive upper level system that brought devastating severe weather to portions of the US the past two days will bring cold air into the central US through the middle of the week. Highs only in the 50s, will be nearly 15 to 20 degrees below normal.