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Friday, June 20, 2014

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Job Opening

The Bates County Sheriffs Office is now seeking applications for correction officers. You must be able to pass a background check. You may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays. The hourly rate is $10.00 an hour. Go to to download an application.

Bates County Sheriff needs your help

All right Bates County I need your help again. I am writing an article for submission to a book that the Missouri Sheriff's Association is publishing about the history of Sheriff's across the state. I have been doing the research and can not find anything that shows who the Sheriff's were from 1843 to 1852. If you have any information that you would share please do so. I am also looking for articles about the Sheriff's office since 1841. Thanks Bates County for your help

Courtesy of Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson

Motive Found Behind Lockwood, Missouri Murder

Bobby Bourne, Jr.

Missouri prosecutors believe a Lockwood man killed a Golden City girl to get back at her father for having a fling with his wife while he was in jail. 35-year-old Bobby Bourne, Jr. is charged with first-degree murder, child kidnapping and statutory rape for the death of Audrianna Horton last August. 

Audrianna disappeared from a Golden City park and her body was found a few days later in Dade County. The revenge motive surfaced during a hearing on a change-of-venue Thursday in Barton County circuit court. Judge James Journey approved the change-of-venue agreement between the prosecution and the defense in which jurors will be chosen in Buchanan County, Missouri and brought to Lamar for a two- or three-day trial starting September 21, 2015.


Diana L Rich , Clerk

  • June Burris vs. Travis W Dawn, default judgment entered.
  • St v. Jamie L Burnett, probation violation, admitted, probation extended one year.
  • St v. Robert W Magee, Jr., probation violation, admitted, probation extended one year to pay restitution, bond to be applied to restitution.
  • St  v. George O Ratje, probation revoked, previous sentence of 4 years in MDOC to be executed, along with other Bates Co sentences.
  • St v. George O Ratje, probation revoked, previous sentence of 5 years in MDOC to be executed, along with other Bates Co sentences.
  • St v. Jason L Meyrand, I: child molestation, guilty plea, sentenced to 8 years in MDOC; II: Felony endangering welfare of child, guilty plea, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, sentences to run concurrently with each other.
  • St v. Margaret Elizabeth Porter, I: Felony assault, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, standard conditions, to perform 100 hours of community service; II: dismissed.
  • St v. Aaron J Abney, Felony assault, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, standard conditions, to perform 200 hours of community service.
  • St v. Aaron J Abney, Felony tampering, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, other charges dismissed, standard conditions on probation, to pay restitution.
  • St v. Matthew Frost, Felony sale of controlled substance, guilty plea, sentenced to 7 years in MDOC to be served concurrently with other sentences, 120 jurisdiction retained, sentence stayed to 6-30-14 @ 8 am.
  • St v. Matthew Frost, Felony assault of LE officer, guilty plea, sentenced to 7 years  in MDOC, to be served concurrently w/other sentences.

Weekly Pick-Up Soccer Game In Butler

Adult (18+) soccer game. Soccer fields, 7pm, each Saturday evening. Bring water, cleats and shin guards if you have them. Everyone is welcome! If you've played, come. If you have never played, but love soccer, come. If you have never watched it or played, come! Contact Gen with any questions: (816)284-9719

Obituary - Jewell Henry Gillogly

Funeral services for Jewell Gillogly will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel, Drexel, Missouri with Pastor Steve Bartholomew officiating. Visitation prior to services from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the chapel. Burial will follow services in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Jewell Henry Gillogly, 101 of Drexel, Missouri passed away June 19, 2014 at Adrian Manor, Adrian, Missouri.
Jewell was an only child born June 24, 1912 to Arthur Cline Gillogly and Katie Florence (Henry) Gillogly on the family farm one mile east of Drexel in Cass County where he lived most of his life. He was united in marriage to Ella Marie Van Slyke on November 20, 1935.

Jewell was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved grandfather Joel Henry, a granddaughter Brenda Kay (Gillogly) Beckett, and an infant great-granddaughter Andrea Marie Alonge.
Jewell is survived by his three children: son Ralph (June) Gillogly of Drexel; daughters Evelyn (Wayne) Koopman of Drexel; and Marlene (Cecil) Shannon of Overland Park, Kansas; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Jewell attended 12 years of school in Drexel, where he graduated in 1930. After graduation Jewell continued to farm with his father and hauled coal from 1930-1933 to Drexel to sell. He would leave home about 1:00 AM and drive two teams of horses hitched to a box wagon to Good’s Coal Mine west of Amsterdam and sold the coal in Drexel. He made $2.50 a load.

Jewell played violin in a community orchestra each Thursday night in Merwin, Missouri at the bandstand from 1930-1932. Few people had cars so most of the large crowd came by buggy to hear the music. Jewell used a team of mules that pulled a railroad iron to level the ground for the construction of the older part of the Drexel Baptist Church where he was a member. Jewell became a Christian at the age of 11 and has always had a strong faith in God.

Jewell farmed many years with his father and then with his son Ralph until the age of 93. Jewell worked very hard during his lifetime and had the ability to fix machinery and built a barn. He shucked a lot of corn by hand and always took care of his parents and family.

Obituary - Thomas Earl VanSlyke

Thomas Earl VanSlyke

Funeral services for Earl VanSlyke will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be 4 - 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. Contributions to Ohio Street United Methodist Church. 

Thomas Earl VanSlyke, age 87 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. He was born September 1, 1926 to Thomas Allen and Mary Louise Means VanSlyke in Altona, Missouri. 

Earl is survived his wife, Ruetta Vanslyke of Butler, Missouri; one daughter, Dana Nealon and husband Joel of Raymore, Missouri; one brother, Steven VanSlyke and wife Leona of Knoxville, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Bob Beard and wife Jeanette of Adrian, Missouri; sister-in-law, Judy Kennedy of Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Brady Nealons and Natalie Nealon, both of Raymore, Missouri; and nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard VanSlyke; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Joe Carter and Dorothy VanSlyke.

Obituary - Curtis Dick Snow

Curtis Dick Snow, 90, Adrian, Missouri, died Friday, June 20, 2014 at Adrian Manor in Adrian, Missouri. Funeral services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian. Service times and complete obituary will be posted when available. 

Bates County Memorial Hospital: Tai Chi For Health

Kara Chandler Bates County Fair Queen Candidate‏

Weather Update: Hot, Muggy Conditions Continue

Very warm and muggy conditions are the main story for today, especially since we'll be missing the relief provided by breezy conditions we've seen over the last few days. Scattered storms are possible Saturday and there *is* some potential for strong wind gusts or marginally severe hail with any robust storms, but the overall coverage of stronger storms should be fairly low. Thunderstorm chances will continue into Sunday and will become more likely Sunday night into Monday, but no severe weather is expected during that period.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 6/20/14

On 6/20/14 around 1:54am The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 51 year old Kevin D. Kimbrough of Amoret, Missouri. He )was arrested on  1.) Felony driving while intoxicated 2.) Driving while revoked 3.) Lane Violation. Mr. Kimbrough was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on a 12 hour hold.