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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Rich Hill 4th of July Celebration Schedule

  • Fun Time Shows Carnival each night and Times subject to change.
  • All events in West Park are free of charge bring your own lawn chair For more info contact Natalea Hoeper 395-2770

July 2nd:
  • 6:30pm Baby Contest Registration
  • 7:00 Baby Contest
  • 8:00 Talent Contest (Contact Sue 395-2150)
  • 8:30 Glow Run Registration Pre Dance Party (East of Carnival to East Park)

July 3rd:
  • 6:30 pm Pie Contest Registration (Methodist Church)
  • 7 pm Pie Contest
  • 7:30 World Record Pie Auction
  • 8 pm Co-Ed Sand Vball Tourney East Park (Contact Luke Kiley Tourtillott 660-464-0090)
  • 9 pm Awakened Silence

July 4th:
  • 11 am Car Show Registration
  • 12-2:45 Car Show (Contact Billy Humble 395-4739)
  • 1:30-2:45 Parade Registration (OLD HS)
  • 3 pm Parade
  • 4:30 Salute to Veterans
  • 5 pm Parade Winners announced
  • 6 pm Little Miss 4th of July and Firecracker Pageant
  • 6:30-7:30 Paula Newman performs
  • 8 pm The Breakaway Band
  • 10 pm Fireworks by Rich Hill Missouri Fire Department

July 5th:
  • 9 am Horse Shoe Tournament (east park contact Cathy Mealman 417-283-1315
  • 1 pm Bates County Lawn Tractor Assoc Tractor Pull (8th and Vine)6 pm Kelsie May Performs.
  • 6:30 Jenna McDaniel Music Band performs
  • 8 pm Tate Stevens Performs
  • 10 pm Street Dance/Karaoke

July 6th:
  • 11 am Community Church Service

Courtesy of Rich Hill 4th of July committee FB Page

Obituary - Charles Cooper

Funeral services for Charles Cooper will be 11 AM Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Drexel Church of the Nazarene in Drexel, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 10 – 11 AM at the church. Burial with U.S. Navy Honors will follow services in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to Continua Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at
Charles Cooper, 91 of Raymore and formerly of Drexel, Missouri passed away May 28, 2014 at Raymore Rehabilitation Center in Raymore.

Complete obituary information will be provided as it becomes available.

2nd Annual Darin Wainscott Memorial Gold Tournament & Banquet

Anyone interested in having a team in the tournament needs to contact Jana Rosier at 660-200-5118 by Thursday, May 29th to let her know what tee time that your prefer and the shirt sizes for your team. If possible please fill out a form and email to Forms can be found at the following link: or below.

Pantry Thrift Store: 30% Off Everything In Store Sale

Pantry Thrift Store
901 S Outer Rd., Butler, MO 64730
(Mon-Sat 10:00am to 5:00pm)
(Operated by Community Food Pantry, a 501(c)3 non-profit)
Thurs, May 29, Fri, May 30 & Sat, May 31
30% Off Everything in the Store
Over 5000 square feet of Clothing, Shoes, Household Items, Books, Vintage Glassware, Furniture, Home D├ęcor, Linens and much more
Donations accepted every day, receipts available upon request.
Check out our Facebook page at
Representatives from the Community Food Pantry and/or Pantry Thrift Store are available to speak at club/organization meetings. Tours of both facilities are also available.
Contact us to make your appointment today.

Butler Senior Center Breakfast THIS Saturday May 31st

 The Butler Senior Center will be hosting a biscuit and sausage gravy breakfast THIS Saturday May, 31, 7am - 9:30am. A free will donation will benefit the Butler Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderful breakfast.

Oak Hill Cemetery: Memorial Day Flowers Removed

The Memorial Day flowers at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler need to be removed by June 13, 2014. After the 13th crews will start removing them. You are permitted to leave only 1 decoration on the ground or mounted above the ground.

Street Closed In Butler

The Butler Street Department and Water Department will have High Street from Ft. Scott Street to Vine Street in Butler closed today for a unknown amount of time as they put in a water line.

Please find a alternate route around this construction area.

REMINDER: Bates County Sheriffs Office CCW Class

The Bates County Sheriffs Office will be hosting a free CCW class on May 31st for Bates County residents only. 

If you would like to sign up for the class, please call Jami at 660-679-3232.

Weather Update: A "Broken Record" Forecast

Tell me if you have seen this forecast before?? If so, it is because this forecast has been a like a "broken record" the past few days. Well, the second half of this work week and upcoming weekend will bring similar conditions to last weekend and the beginning of this week. Expect highs in the low to mid 80s the next 5 days with a 30-40% chance of scattered thunderstorms as the weather pattern will remain basically unchanged. Severe weather is NOT expected with these storms.