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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rich Hill Man Sentenced to 5 years MDOC

Brendan Moreland
A Bates County man was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections in the Vernon County Circuit Court Tuesday July 8th. 

Brendan Moreland, Rich Hill (10/3/87) pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Moreland also faced a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, but that charge was dropped. 

Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Ewing III said there was insufficient evidence to prove the weapon was possessed unlawfully. 

Judge James Bickel told Moreland that his most recent sentence could be served consecutively with other charges.

Miami R-1 Enrollment Dates and Times


Enrollment Dates & Times:
  • Seniors: August 1, 2014 9AM-12 Noon
  • Juniors: August 1, 2014 1PM-3PM
  • Sophomore: August 4, 2014 9AM-12 Noon
  • Freshman: August 4, 2014 1PM-3PM
  • 8th Grade: August 5, 2014 9AM-12 Noon
  • New Student Enrollment BOTH Elem. and Jr High/High School. August 1st,4th,& 5th 9AM-!2 Noon and 1PM-3PM
  • 7th Grade: Orientation and Enrollment: August 11th, 2014 6PM- 8PM
August 11th, 2014 6:30PM- 8PM
  • First day of School
August 13th, 2014 EARLY OUT-12:30 PM Dismissal

Obituary - William Everett Grant

Funeral services for Everett Grant will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Heartland Hospice. 

William Everett Grant, age 75 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his home in Butler. He was born March 3, 1939 to Billy and Christine Osborne Grant in Butler. 

Everett is survived by two sons, Mike Grant of Butler, Missouri and David Grant of The Colony, Texas; three daughters, Sherry Fielding of Chino Valley, Arizona, Lisa Grant of The Colony, Texas and Cathy Grant of Prescott, Arizona; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bates County Fair show results

FFA Ag Mechanics Results

Grand Champion Ag Mechanic-Cody Oberly-Appleton City FFA
Reserve Grand Champion Ag Mechanic-Devin Craft Butler FFA

Ham Results
FFA Grand Champion Ham: Jackson Ogburn
FFA Reserve Grand Champion Ham: Dallas Thornburg
4 H Grand Champion Ham: Kelsie Wikoff
4 H Reserve Grand Champion Ham: Storm Simonin

Poultry Show Results
Grand Champion Meat: Shelby Gould
Reserve Champion Meat: Devin Darby
Grand Champion Poultry: Tucker Roach
Reserve Champion Poultry: Merritt Roach

Lost Dog In Montrose Area


This is PATCHES. She is lost and needs your help!!!!

She was staying with family on Illinois Street in Montrose and was spooked on the 4th of July by the fireworks. She is a freshly groomed shit-zu and was wearing a red, white and blue bandana when she ran off. We miss her very much and are offering a REWARD for her safe return.

Please help us find our dog. We love and miss her very much. If found, please contact Theresa Bennett at 417-296-3762 or Barbara Jones at 816-405-3400.

Obituary - Robert "Rob" Briggs

Robert "Rob" Briggs, 56, of Cleveland, Missouri died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Meadowview Heath Care in Harrisonville, Missouri. Services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville and service times and obituary will be updated when available.

Butler Teenager Seriously Injured In Overnight Rollover Accident

A Butler teenager was flown to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri with serious injuries after a one-vehicle rollover accident around 11:55pm Wednesday evening on 52 Highway two miles West of Butler.
The accident occurred when the West-bound 2002 Ford ran off the left side of the roadway,overturned and ejected the driver, 17-year-old Justen D. Waters, of Butler Missouri. 

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Adrian Tow. 

Obituary - Neil McGrade Morrow

Neil McGrade Morrow

Funeral services for Neil Morrow will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. Contributions to Adrian Calvary Baptist Church or Crossroads Hospice. 

Neil McGrade Morrow, age 74 of Adrian, Missouri died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home in Adrian. He was born December 15, 1939 to Faye William and Evelyn Aileen Snyder Morrow in Adrian. 

Neil is survived by his wife, Carolyn Morrow of Adrian, Missouri; one son, Dale William Morrow and wife Teresa of Adrian, Missouri; two daughters, Willa Joan Domer and husband Greg of Greenwood, Missouri and Gayla Jean Morrow and friend Anthony of Adrian, Missouri; seven sisters; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Brenda Nelson.

Bates County Cattlemen Dinner‏

Reminder The Bates County Cattlemen are having their Ribeye Steak Dinner Tonight July 10 th. Serving from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bates County Fair Grounds.

Weather Update: Outlook the next 2 days

We're warming up as we head into the end of the week, and many areas could see mid 90s by Friday and Saturday. The humidity won't be as bad as what we saw last week though.

Those of you near and north of I-70 could see a few showers or storms late tonight and early Friday, but rain shouldn't be too heavy and we're not looking at any strong storms.