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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dog Found In Adrian

Lost dog found in Adrian Area
Dog found in Adrian, Mo around the area of 6th and Clark Street. The dog is a male and very friendly looks like a border collie mix. If this is your dog please contact Bates County live at 660 -424-0289 or at

Obituary - Clifford “Junior” Wood‏

Funeral services for Junior Wood will be 2:00 PM Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009) with Pastor John Prichard officiating. There is no visitation. Burial will follow services in Woodfin Cemetery, Foster, Missouri. Contributions are suggested to Woodfin Cemetery. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at
Clifford J. “Junior” Wood, 76 of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away July 8, 2014 at Heartland of Willow Lane in Butler, Missouri. Junior was born May 20, 1938 in Bates County, Missouri, son of Clifford Nevill and Jane Ellen (Shafer) Wood.

Junior was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Doris Wood of Rich Hill; daughter Connie Board and husband Larry of Vichy, Missouri; daughter Peggy Foster and husband David of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; grandchildren Lori Robbins (George), Ashley Arwood (Tyler), Andrew Entrikin (Tanya), Alec Entrikin (Megan Binford), and Kelli Beth Board; and great-grandchildren Wayne Dale Robbins, Glen Robbins, Alli Arwood, Brihanna Entrikin, Brooklynn Entrikin, and Keigan Binford. He also leaves behind one brother, Billy Wood and wife Joyce of Foster, Missouri as well as two nephews and one niece.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative: Half Power at Piper Substation

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative members on the Piper Substation (NE Bates and western Henry County) are experiencing half power due to a fuse issue at the substation on our power supplier's side. KAMO Power is working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Electricity will be going completely off soon as they work to resolve the issue.


Zachary Conrad, 38, Clinton, died Tuesday, July 8, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. 

Among survivors are his parents Larry and Paula Conrad of Clinton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton and are pending at this time.

Zachary was injured in a one-vehicle accident on July 2 in Henry County on County Road NE 730 seven-tenths of a mile east of Rt. AC. He was westbound in a 2004 Chevrolet and failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, began to overturn, struck a tree and then a fence before coming to a rest.

He experienced serious injuries in the accident and was airlifted by LifeFlight Eagle to Research Medical Center.

Cass County Sheriffs Office: Code Red Notification Service

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that we do offer the Code Red notification service. This system allows the Sheriff’s Office the ability to send a text message to all registered cell phones for a given geographical area. Please visit their website to register.


Adrian Dusk 'Til Dawn Co-Ed Softball Tournament

Huge Multi - Family Yard Sale In Butler

Friday July 11th, 8-5pm, and Saturday July 12th, 8-?. It will be at 609 w. Harrison here in butler. Way too much stuff to list everything. There are girls-juniors-teens-women's and plus size clothing. Starting at 3 and 4t. Boys size 8 and up. 

Men's clothing. Big and tall men's clothing. Most are name brand clothing and in EUC!! Abercrombie, Aeropostale, The Children's Place, Nike, Justice, Victoria's secret and Shoes. 

Lots of books ranging from kids, young adults and adults!! DVD's and VHS for .25 a piece. Dog kennels, Purses, Toys and so much more!

Modot Press Release: Regional Transportation Priorities Included in Finalized List‏

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - When Missourians head to the polls on Aug. 5, they will know exactly what their tax dollars will bring to the state if they approve Constitutional Amendment 7. That's because the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today approved a list of hundreds of transportation projects that represents the commission's commitment to Missourians who want to invest in the state's transportation future.

"This list is the culmination of years of work, with collaboration from local transportation planners as well as input from thousands of citizens from across the state," said Commission Chair Stephen Miller. "It represents a substantial investment in Missouri's transportation infrastructure - but also means safer roads, more jobs, and a better economy."

The list includes $4.8 billion in transportation projects. While the majority of work focuses on Missouri's roads and bridges, it also incorporates other modes of transportation.

Becky Baltz, District Engineer stated, "Collaboration with local communities has provided us with a diverse list of projects in the Southwest District. Many transportation needs will be addressed, providing the key infrastructure for new and expanding businesses, while also enhancing safety for every Missourian in their daily travels."

Ultimately, the delivery of projects outlined in this priorities list will go a long way toward fixing roads and bridges where Missouri's system is already in bad condition. The end result of this work would affect Missourians in every region of the state and help meet the goals set forth in last year's long range transportation plan.

In addition to upgrading major roadways like Route 60, Route 65, I-249 and completing the last five miles of I-49 in Missouri, the Southwest District would also:-Resurface over 600 miles of roadway; Replace or rehabilitate over 30 bridges;

Make improvements to five airports (Springfield, Joplin, Monett, Neosho and Clinton); Improve sidewalks and trails in 28 locations; Make safety improvements to straighten curves and construct railroad grade separations;

Expand OATS service in all 21 counties in the District. The entire transportation improvement list and information about the amendment are available at View projects by district by clicking on the online map showing each MoDOT region.

On Aug. 5, Missouri voters will decide on Amendment 7, a ballot measure to temporarily raise Missouri's sales tax by ¾ of a cent. All proceeds from the 10-year tax would go toward much-needed transportation improvements across the state. The amendment's provisions include the creation of a project list prior to the election so Missourians can see what their tax dollars would fund.

For more information, visit or contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).

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Butler Brush pick-ups‏

Due to recent storms the City of Butler will be conducting brush pick-ups starting the week of the 14th for the North side of Ft Scott and then the following week of the 21st for the South side of Ft Scott.

REMINDER: Bates County Courthouse offices closed until 1pm today

The offices in the Bates County Courthouse will not open today until 1:00 p.m., allowing county officials and employees to attend this morning service for Southern Commission Larry Berry, who was killed in a two-vehicle, head-on collision last Thursday night. The service was scheduled at 10:00 a.m. today in the Larry Berry Gym at the Hume School.

Last Night's Bates County Fair Results


Thanks to the following who helped with the show: Barbara Friedly, Dianna Silvers, Bob Conley, Brenda Black-Judges; MC Alan Mundey, Sound: Mitch Rugg; and the Farm Bureau Agents: Fred Hunt, Larry Burch, Gwaine Arney, Kathy Wood.

  • 12 AND UNDER
1st Place: Alexis O’Farrell
2nd Place: Katie Campbell
3rd Place: Breckin Nisely