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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Butler Public Library: Summer Reading Program‏

Butler Public Library
Summer Reading Program

Sign Ups begin May 16, 2014 thru June 15, 2014

Come into the Butler Public Library and sign up for this year’s summer reading program. 

This is a NO Cost program for children who have completed 

Kindergarten – 6th grades.

Library hours are 9:30 – 5:30 pm Mon – Fri and 9:30 – 3:30pm Sat.

For more information 660-679-4321

Click it or ticket campaign

Harrisonville Police Department will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 19 – June 1 for an aggressive ...“Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt violations.

Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. And even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years and consistently below the national average.

Missouri has an 80 percent seat belt use, which is well below the national average of 86 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 67 and 63 percent.

Every day someone dies in a crash in Missouri because they weren’t buckled up. Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit

Obituary - Gregory M. Vogel, Sr.

Gregory M. Vogel, Sr. 

Mr. Vogel's wishes were to be cremated and his family will hold A CELEBRATION OF LIFE at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Friday, May 23, 2014 between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

MEMORIAL gifts will go to the Family Love Fund.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home; his mother, Mary Jane Malson of Cairo, West Virginia; two daughters, Amber Vogel of Clinton, Missouri and Christina Leuenberger of Chittenango, New York, two sons, Gregory M. Vogel, Jr. of Clinton, Missouri and Sean Vogel of North Port, Florida; step-daughter Charlotte Gleason of St. Joseph, Missouri; one grandson Zac “Zac Mo” Vogel of Clinton, Missouri and one granddaughter Lilly “Lilly Pad” Fitzpatrick of Clinton, Missou


Air Force Airman Allyson R. Green graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Green is the daughter of Stacy L. Green and Andy Green, both of Butler.

She is a 2013 graduate of Ballard High School.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Bates County Arrest Report:5/17/14

  • Around 3am this morning 5-17-14 The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 27 year old Arnold L. Garrison of Rich Hill, Missouri. Mr. Garrison was arrested on 1.) Driving while intoxicated 2.) Careless and imprudent driving involving accident 3.) No insurance. He was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.

Butler Chamber Teachers Of The Year award

Heather Goldammer (left) was named Butler Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Butler High School Teacher of the Year; and Kristen Diehl was named Butler Chamber of Commerce Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Obituary - Richard Brayton Morris

Richard Brayton Morris

Arrangements for Rick Morris are Cremation, with memorial services to be announced at a later time. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).
Richard Brayton Morris, 51 of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away May 14, 2014 at his home in Overland Park. He was born May 1, 1963 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, son of Richard Tusler and Dolores (Bray) Morris.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, and beloved dog, “Jake.” He is survived by his wife, Debra Morris of Overland Park; sons Brayton Morris, Brandon Morris, and Christopher Morris, all of Overland Park; daughter Leshay Morris of Albuquerque; sister Valori Morris of Reno, Nevada; step-mother Joanne Morris of St. Louis, Missouri; and step-sisters Carrie Atterberry of St. Louis and Andrea Boeser of Fenton, Missouri.
A complete obituary with details of the memorial service will be provided as the information becomes available.

Weather Update: Pleasant Weekend Weather

After another chilly start this morning, the remainder of the weekend will feature dry weather and relatively pleasant conditions. Look for the mercury to rise each day through midweek as we transition to a warmer pattern.

UPDATE: Drug Investigation Leads to Felony Arrests Made by Nevada Police

The Nevada Police Department report that they have concluded an investigation into a felony drug investigation case after executing a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of N. Elm on May 14, 2014.

Three subjects were taken into custody on charges stemming from this investigation by Nevada Police and transported with assistance from the Vernon County Sheriffs Office as follows:

Arrested were:
Kevin S. Feitz, age 23 of Nevada

Lori A. Finney, age 38 of Nevada

Cheryl D. Groves, age 55 of Nevada

All three subjects were being held at the Vernon County Jail on charges filed by the 
Vernon County Courts as follows:

Maintaining a Public Nuisance-Drug House – C Felony
The subjects were being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash only 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. To report criminal activities to the dispatch center call 417- 448 - 2710 or use the Tip
Hotline 417- 448 - 5117. Any and all information will be kept confidential.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Felony warrant arrests made

Stacy Vasquez

On May 15, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Stacy Vasquez, 41, Osceola, on a St. Clair County felony warrant charging her with a class C felony of possessing a controlled substance. The charge stems from an Osceola Police Department case on April 6. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

Mandy Younce

Lewis Younce
On May 15, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Lewis Younce, 38, and Mandy Younce, 34, both of Osceola, on St. Clair County felony warrants. Both individuals were booked into the St. Clair County Jail and charged with a class C felony of possessing a controlled substance. The charges stems from an Osceola Police Department case on April 16. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety on each individual.

St.Clair County Sheriffs Office: Arrest for felony abuse of a child

Steven Patrick
On May 14, Steven Patrick, 57, ElDorado Springs, was arrested by St. Clair County deputies after an investigation of felony child abuse that allegedly occurred at a residence in the southwest area of the county on May 12. The investigation revealed Patrick allegedly struck a 15-year-old juvenile in the face several times.

On May 15, two complaints were filed with the court by St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney Joleene Simmons in reference to this incident and another incident that allegedly occurred in August 2013. Arrest warrants were issued and served charging Patrick with two class C felonies of abuse or neglect of a child. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety in each case.