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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

1 Vehicle Accident This Afternoon In Passaic

Around 4:30 pm The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with the Bates County Sheriffs Office and Butler Fire Department all responded to a 1 vehicle accident on F Highway 0.1 miles West of business 49 Highway in Passaic Missouri.

The accident occurred when the 2013 Ford driven by 32 year old Robert V. Smith of Deepwater, Missouri was traveling Eastbound on Route F when he lost control and traveled off the left side of the roadway striking a utility pole and tree before coming to rest.

A injury update on this accident was unavailable at this time by the Missouri State Highway Patrol but initial reports are Mr. Smith could of possible had a medical issue before crashing.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Don's tow of Butler, Missouri.


Jacob Johannigmeier, Appleton 
City High School, and Samantha 
Walsh, Ballard High School
Jacob Johannigmeier, Appleton City High School, and Samantha Walsh, Ballard High School, sponsored by Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, Butler, were among the 102 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Electric Cooperative CYCLE program. CYCLE stands for Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience. The conference was held July 9-11, 2014, in Jefferson City.

Each year in July, an action-filled three days provides high school students opportunities to learn first-hand what it is like to be involved in politics, the cooperative form of business and being a leader. The program included nationally known speakers and a day at the Missouri State Capitol learning how a bill goes through the process to become a law. To learn more about electric cooperatives, the group was divided up into small teams that competed in various events like the “build a cooperative” game. Another highlight was hearing from the Rachel’s Challenge Organization. Rachel Scott was the first student killed in the Columbine High School tragedy on April 20, 1999. Today, her family and friends speak to youth around the world about Rachel’s legacy of being a positive role model to everyone she met in life.

The CYCLE program is in its 11th year and is a recipient of the National Community Youth Service award for the top youth program among all electric cooperatives in the country. For more information, contact program coordinator Mike Marsch at

REMINDER: Job Opening In Butler/Archie Area

Mediacom is now hiring installers in the Butler/ Archie area. You can get a application on line at Installers will receive a company vehicle, tools, paid training and full benefits. Mediacom is a equal opportunity employer.

Trinkle Mud Bogg Saturday July 26th Lacygne, Kansas

Garage Sale West Of Passaic

Large Garage Sale on July 17th & 18th from 8 am - 3:30 pm the location of this garage sale is  1 mile West of Passaic on F Highway, then South on County Road 1001 to the first house on the left side of the roadway. lots of children's clothes, dishes, home decor, crafts, scrap booking items and much more.

Weather Update: 5 Day Forecast

Another fantastic day in store for us today. Expect early fall-like temperatures through the work week. A gradual warming trend will get us back into the 80s for the weekend. We'll see a chance of storms, generally south of Interstate 70 on Thursday. Storms aren't expected to be severe however. Otherwise, the next 5 days look pretty nice to us!