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Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Frost Advisory in Effect

Frost advisory TONIGHT! Make sure to protect any sensitive plants before heading to bed, otherwise they may sustain damage by daybreak Friday. Lows will fall into the 30s, and record lows are likely to be set tonight.

9 times in 125 years: The frequency of sub-40 temperatures on/after May 16th in Kansas City.

Bates County Teenager Involved in Accident Today

A Bates County teenager was hurt this morning around 9:30a.m in a one-car crash at the intersection of Missouri Highway 18 and Bates County road NW 3001. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol says 17-year-old Trevor L. Ewbank refused treatment at the scene and only had minor injuries. The accident occurred when the West-bound 2002 Toyota Celica, driven by Ewbank, ran off the right side of 18 Highway and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels. The Damage to the car was described as total. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Clinton Missouri School Bus Accident

At approximately 2:50 p.m. Clinton School District officials were notified that a school bus transporting approximately 60 Clinton Intermediate School students on a Field Trip to local sites was involved in an accident. Reports indicate the bus struck the archway in the parking area of the Henry County Sherriff’s Office. Students and staff were thrown forward in their seats. Students were assessed for injuries by school district nurses before being released to parents.
No other vehicles were involved.

Obituary -Betty Lou Salem


Arrangements for Betty Salem are cremation, with no public services scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Betty are suggested to Kansas City Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left atwww.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).
Betty Lou Salem, 79 of Drexel, Missouri and formerly of Houston, Texas, passed away May 14, 2014 near Drexel. She was born July 18, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of Charles and Edith (Eaton) Kirk.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Salem, and sisters Marie Klein, Ruth Chapman, and Dorothy Hollingshead. She is survived by sons Cliff Rovelto and wife Karol, Rick Rovelto and wife Jodi, and daughters Becky Cusick and husband Ramon, and Elizabeth Nemeth and husband David; as well as grandchildren Lauren, Welsey, Madison, and Reiley. She also leaves behind beloved dogs Archie and Edith

Cass County Sheriff's Office: Investigating String of Vandalism

The Cass County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of vandalism that occurred this weekend in rural Cass County. Around 3:00 am Saturday morning deputies were sent to the area of E. 327th and Lone Tree Rd. to investigate a report of property damage.

Deputies took information from 23 separate victims regarding damage to mailboxes, vehicle windows, and house windows. In total the suspect(s) damaged 20 mailboxes, 5 vehicles, an RV and smashed windows on one house. The general area affected was southwest of Harrisonville near Lone Tree, Horn Rd, and Belle Plain Road from E. 299 to E. 327th.

In addition to the reported vandalism deputies were also assisting the Missouri State Highway Patrol after it was reported someone was throwing items from the E. 327th St. overpass onto I-49.

Cass County Investigators estimate the total damage done by the suspect(s) at over $12,000.00.
Anyone with information regarding the vandalism can call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at (816) 380-5200. 

Optimist Student of the month for Butler

Pictured:  Kirk Hannah, Assistant Principal and Optimist member, presenting the award to Sierra Reynolds (L) and Taya McCoy (R)


The Butler Optimist Club would like to recognize three Butler R-V students for their outstanding academic achievements and character.  The two students were selected by the staff at Butler R-V.  Each student receives a certificate of honor and a $20 gift card to Sonic donated by Miles Umstattd of Sonic in Butler. 

Taya McCoy is the Butler JH Optimist Student of the Month for April.  Taya is the daughter of Josh and Tawnya McCoy.  Sierra Reynolds is the Butler JH Optimist Student of the Month for May.  Sierra is the daughter of Bobbie Reynolds.


Weather Update: Chilly Friday Morning

We Hope you didn't put that winter coat away just yet. Temperatures could drop back into the middle 30s for Friday morning... BRRR!!! Some patchy frost could occur, which could harm some outdoor plants and animals. A few patches of rain will also pass through the area over the next couple of days. Expect temperatures to rebound back into the 60s and 70s by Sunday.