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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Double Branch Christian Church VBS 2014

Come out to the Workshop of Wonders and enjoy learning about God. Double Branch Christian Church Vacation Bible School is July 20th-24th 6-8:30 p.m. with a program to follow on the July 25th at 7:00p.m.

The Double Branch Church is located Southeast of Butler on N Highway. If you need directions just let us know and we will direct you in the right way.

2014 Bates County Fair Schedule

2014 Bates County Fair Schedule:

  • There will be a Carnival Wednesday July 9th through Saturday July 12th. Wristbands can be purchased for $15 per person and used on wristband nights, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Also on Saturday July 12th, The weigh-ins for The Big Catfish Tournament will be at 7pm sharp by the fair Building. For team information on this event call Billy Bryant at 816-223-4943.

  • Sunday, July 6th

4:00pm - 4-H Horse Show

  • Tuesday, July 8th

8:30am - 4 -H Evaluation Judging

5:30pm - Parade leaves the fairgrounds

6:30pm - Silent Auction in 4-H building, Bates Co. Bash food & Entrainment, Little Miss & Mr. Bates Co., Talent show ( no auditions)

8:00pm - Super Teens contest

  • Wednesday, July 9th

7:00am - Chamber Breakfast

8:00am - Junior Goat Weigh - in

8am - 12noon - Open Division building exhibits, Check-in, Rabbit Show, Poultry show

10:00am - Junior Goat Show

12:00pm - Judging Open Division Building Exhibits

3:00pm - Sheep Weigh - In

5:00pm - Sheep Show, Baby & Toddler Contest Entry (5$ per entry)

6:30pm - Baby & Toddler Contest

  • Thursday, July 10th 

7:00am - Randy Pike Breakfast

7:30am - 9:00am - Junior Beef Weigh - in

8:00am - 11:00am - Open Flower Show

9:30am - Junior Beef Show

11:00am - Rotary Lunch

5:00pm - Steer Show, BC Cattlemen's Steak Dinner

7:00pm - Pee Wee Livestock Show

8:00pm - Swine Weigh - In, Purt Near Anything Goes

  • Friday, July 11th 

7:00am -  Country Mart Breakfast

9:00am - Junior Swine Show Round Robin Showmanship

12:00pm - Citizen Bank Lunch

4:00pm - Silent Auction Ends

5:00pm - BC Fairboard Steak & Chop Dinner

7:00pm - Awards

7:30pm - Junior Livestock Sale ( Exhibitors are responsible for getting animals to locker) 

  • Saturday, July 12th

9:00am - Noon - Check out 4-H and Open Exhibits

9:00am - Ultimate Horse Challenge, Open Horse Show

6:30pm - Mini Nascar Race, Coronation

7:00pm - Catfish Weigh - In

9:00pm - Dance in Youth Building -  Breakaway Band

  • Sunday, July 13th 

10:00am - Draft Horse & Mule Show will run through Monday evening

7:00pm - 4H Pool Party ( Butler Aquatic Center ) 
 **BINGO NIGHTLY July 8 - 12 Sponsored by The Adrian Elks**

Weather Update: Hot Weather Slides Into The Area

Remember back when we had snow on the ground and the thermometer couldn't get above the freezing mark and we couldn't wait for Summer? Well, we got the heat but high humidity seems to be it's little brother that we can't get rid of. Stay cool the next few days.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: DWI Arrest

Marcial Solis-Lara
On July 3, Marcial Solis-Lara, 39, Schell City, was arrested after a traffic stop by St. Clair County deputies on A Hwy near NW 1001 Road, Appleton City. Solis-Lara was booked into the St. Clair County Jail for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Bond was set at $500 cash or surety and a court date of August 1 was given. Solis-Lara was also arrested on a Pettis County warrant for failing to appear in court on a driving without a license charge. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety and a court date of July 16 was given.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Warrants Issued

  • On June 30, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Lance Hill, 35, Springfield, on an Osceola Police Department warrant failing to appear in court on two misdemeanor traffic offenses. Bond is set at $365 cash only and a court date of Aug. 8 was given.

  • On July 1, a St. Clair County felony arrest warrant was issued for Edwin Lyons, 37, Osceola, for a probation violation on an original charge of possessing a controlled substance. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

  • On July 3, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Christina Yeager, 39, Carterville, on a misdemeanor warrant for passing a bad check-less than $500. Bond was set at $500 cash only. The charge stems from an incident in August 2005. An arrest warrant was issued in March 2006.

  • On June 30, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Daniel Cutler, 49, Lowry City, for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of stealing. Bond is set at $250 cash only and a court date Aug. 1 was given.

Clinton Fire Department: Grain Company Fire

The Clinton Fire Department was called to Hankins Grain Co. on North 2nd Street at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday to battle a structure fire. Heavy rains and thick smoke were certainly factors in battling the blaze but the fire crews were able to bring the blaze under control in a short period of time. Around 6:30 a.m. The Urich Fire Department arrived to assist at the scene.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 7/5/14

On 7/5/14 around 8:55pm The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 2 people from Nevada, Missouri 33 year old Timara S. Beck and 34 year old Danny K. Strafford on Felony Possession with intent to distribute harmful drugs and endangering the welfare of a child. Both was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released. Bates County Live will update this story when more information becomes available.

Overnight/ Early Morning Storm Hits Bates County

Car Stalled under the railroad tracks on Ft. Scott Street

Water over the road Pine Street right off of Orange Street

Butler Fire Blocking off Elks Drive In Butler

Rice Road In Butler over water

Under the railroad bridge on Ft. Scott

Tree down right off Ft. Scott and High Street

Nursery Street Just East of The Fairgrounds
North Main Street
The Bates County area was hit with heavy rains, lots of lightning and loud thunder this morning. Several reports of power outages in Butler and surrounding areas were reported with this storm. Some areas in the region has already received 4 inches of rain in a 4 hour time frame. Bates County Live took these photos this morning around the Butler area. If you have storm photos please email them to