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Monday, June 16, 2014

St Clair County Sheriffs Office: Osceola woman arrested on drug charge

Christine Mallett

On June 6, Christine Mallett, 47, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a class C felony of possessing a controlled substance. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from an investigation in Gerster on June 5 when St. Clair County deputies and officers from the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force discovered Mallett to be in possession of methamphetamine at her home on SE 1141 Road.

Adrian Community Library Book Sale Rescheduled for this Saturday!‏

Adrian Community Library Summer Activities:

BIG BOOK SALE – Saturday, June 21st in front of the Library beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Lots and lots of books at great prices.  All proceeds benefit the Adrian Community Library!
STORY HOUR for ages 3-5.  Stories and Crafts each Monday morning in June beginning at 9:00 am.  Great fun!
New paperbacks available for free checkout.  Wifi and Computers available.
Beautiful Hand-made Quilt raffle continues until July 4th. 
Tickets available at Adrian Community Library,116 E. Main or call 816-297-2105. All proceeds benefit the Adrian Community Library!

Memorial quilts to be displayed this Saturday

For many years, donor families have created quilt squares as a memorial in honor of their loved ones. The Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) continues to use these squares in creating new quilts, as a tribute to those who have given the gift of life. During the week of June 16, 2014, four memorial quilts are on display in the front lobby at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. This beautiful tribute to MTN’s life-saving donors travels to events throughout Kansas and western Missouri to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation while honoring those individuals who have given gifts of life.

MTN’s Donor Memorial Quilt is a work in progress. There is no deadline, and it is never finished as they know there will always be other families who face the death of a loved one and make the decision to donate. This allows every family, past, present or future, to honor and remember their loved one by participating in this special project.

With a mission to save lives by honoring the gift of donation and compassion, Midwest Transplant Network has been connecting lives in the Kansas and western Missouri communities for 40 years. They are a federally certified not-for-profit Organ Procurement Organization and works with donors, donor families and hospitals to extend legacies, provide hope and give life. To learn more, log on to their website at or

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the second annual Giving Fore Living Darin Wainscott Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Butler Country Club. The memorial quilts will be on display at this event. For more information, log on to their website at

Rich Hill Police Department weekly report

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Bates County Sheriff's Office weekly report

June 9, 2014
THEFT – BUTLER On 06-09-2014 Deputies took a stolen trailer report in the rural Butler area. The Trailer is a 2001 Flat Bed Trailer double axel black in color. If you have any information about this trailer contact Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232.

Driver running from cops caught; traffic stop sends another man to jail

 On June 15, 2014 Bates County Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call. Once Deputies arrived at the location in the area of County Road 15004 in Adrian Mo they made contact with a male subject who appeared to be very nervous. During the investigation deputies located a Methamphetamine pipe and approximately seven grams of methamphetamine near the male subject who was driving a Chevrolet pickup.

The male subject was identified as Ryon A Hough, 27, from Rockville Mo. Hough was arrested and is being held at the Bates County Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond. He was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance which is a class C felony.

Later the same day, a Bates County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make traffic stop on a 1992 Toyota Camry that was headed south bound on interstate I49 just south of Rich Hill Mo by activated his. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop for the deputy. The deputy pursued the vehicle from Bates County into Vernon County until it came to a stop at the Horton exit. The vehicle caught on fire and burned until the fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. The driver exited the vehicle and the Deputy was able to apprehend him.

The driver was identified as Steven A Horning, 30, from Eldorado Springs, Mo. Horning had three failure to appear felony warrants from Cedar County and one failure to appear felony warrant from Dade County. Bates County charges are currently pending.
Ryon Hough
Steven Horning

Veterans Memorial Tribute draws large crowd Saturday

"The carrying of banners is a custom of all people, all ages" said Nathan Agnew in front of a crowd of several hundred, as the Flag Ceremony began during the Veterans Memorial dedication on Saturday morning. Agnew, Past Exalted Ruler of the Bates County Elks lodge 2653 opened the ceremony went on to describe, in detail, the history of the American Flag and it's true meaning.

Agnew was followed by Mayor Don Malan who offered many thanks to the Bates County Elks Lodge 2653 for their hard work and continued dedication that brought the idea of a monument to a full blown reality. Malan reminded onlookers of a Reagan quote "that freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction". At that, offered thanks to each and every Bates County veteran for their service.

Presiding Commissioner Donna Gregory took the podium and thanked everyone involved, and also recognized all veterans present at the event. She also spoke of how fitting is was that this ceremony fell on June 14th, Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the U.S. Flag 237 years ago.

Other speakers included Terry Agnew who gave a detailed account of bringing the monument to reality; and  Blaine Diehl of the Missouri Elks Lodge who commended #2653 for a job well done.

Also present were the Rich Hill American Legion with a gun salute, local boy scouts, Elks Lodge members and many local veterans. The monument is located on the northwest corner of the Butler square.

See video from the dedication here

The black granite tribute honors all branches of the Armed 
Forces served by Bates County Veterans

The beautiful tribute is located on the northwest corner of 
the Butler square

Creighton Woman Injuried in early morning Bates County Accident

Around 7:20am this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with The Adrian Fire Department, Bates County EMS and The Bates County Sheriffs Office responded to a 1 vehicle accident on 18 Highway West of Adrian .4 miles East of FF Highway.

The Accident occurred when the 1994 Ford driven by 43 year old Tammye E. Quick of Creighton, Missouri was traveling East bound on Missouri 18 Highway when she traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a embankment.

She was taken to The Bates County Memorial Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The vehicle had extensive damage and was towed from the scene by Adrian Tire and Lube.

Henry County Sheriffs Office: Emergency Driving Training

Members of the Henry County Sheriff's Office attended emergency vehicle driver training this past Saturday, June 14, 2014.  The training, hosted by the Missouri Sheriff's Association in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Highway Safety, is an eight hour course that includes classroom instruction and emergency vehicle operations.

The driving portion of the training was held at the Clinton High School parking lot and including evasive steering, non-braking maneuvers, backing and several other low speed driver skills steering skills.  This training is an annual event sponsored by the Sheriff's Office to give deputies the experience they need to properly handle emergency vehicle operations.

4-H Press Release: Bates County Demonstration Day‏

(BUTLER, MO – June 16, 2014)  - Three Bates County 4-H members participated in Demonstration Day which was held on Saturday, June 14, at the First Christian Church in Butler.  According to Alan J. Mundey, 4-H Youth Specialist, the results are as follows:

  3 have qualified to present their demonstrations at the Missouri State Fair.

Shaylee Doody, “Balloon Creations”…blue ribbon

Triston Trumbore, “Shooting Sports Target Stand”…blue ribbon

Jack Rotert, “Getting Baby Ready for the Park”…blue ribbon

Butler Police Department Activity Report 6/9 - 6/15 2014

  • 06/09/2014 
911 City Shop E Mill
Alarm W 52
Well being check 600 block of W Mill
Shop lifter Wal Mart/Drug arrest
  • 06/10/2014 
Shop lifting call Family Center
Trespassing call W Ohio
Loud music complaint Dove Lane
911Hang up Deems 
Noise complaint Ft Scott and Broadway
Harassment 800 block of Wix Lane
  • 06/11/2014 
Prowler Wix lane
Alarm Courtney Dr
Disturbance 400 block of S Broadway
Well being check 900 block of W Ft Scott
Disturbance Meadow Lane
  • 06/12/2014 
Theft report Days Inn
C and I driver N Orange
Alarm Silver Maple
Disturbance 700 block of Hillcrest
Disturbance Ft Scott and Broadway
Alarm Osage Pecan
  • 06/13/2014 
Disturbance S Main
Vandalism Fair grounds
Trespassing report
Noise complaint Fran Apts
911 hang up 300 block of W Ft Scott
Disturbance Wix Lane
Noise complaint Fulton and Mill
  • 06/14/2014 
Noise complaint 800 block of N Main
Alarm Wal Mart
Theft report Fulton and Mill
Animal complaint N Main
  • 06/15/2014 
Assault report Mechanic St
Disturbance 200 block of S Broadway
Alarm 200 block of S Mechanic
Disturbance 500 block of W Harrison
Keep the peace 700 block of Hillcrest

Osage Valley Electric Co-op: Scam Warning

Osage Valley Electric Co-op received a report of a member getting a call from someone claiming to be from Osage Valley and demanding payment for a past due amount. This is a scam; do not give them any information. While we do make calls reminding people of their past due balance, we instruct them to call the secure automated line to make a payment. We do not ever take or ask for credit card information over the phone.

Upcoming Weeks Forecast ( Hot Hot Hot )

Summer is here!!!!! Well not officially, that's still 5 days away. But it's sure gonna feel like summer out there this week.

Conditions should remain mostly dry through at least mid-week, but highs early to mid-week should rise into the 90s, with heat index values approaching 100 degrees. Storms could return as early as Thursday, but at this point no severe weather is anticipated.