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Monday, July 28, 2014

Congratulations in order for Greg Mullinax

Bates County Live would like to send Congratulations to Greg Mullinax owner of The Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler and Drexel was recently featured in a national Funeral Director publication in recognition of their very stable prearrangement program. Greg is also a great sponsor of Bates County Live and makes it possible for us to bring you up to the minute news. Good Job on your great service MullinaxFuneral Home.

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Miami Highschool enrollment schedule

Seniors: August 1, 2014 9AM-12 Noon

Juniors August 1, 2014 1PM-3PM

Soph August 4, 2014 9AM-12 Noon

Fresh August 4, 2014 1PM-3PM

8th 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

2014 Annual Linn County Fair & Rodeo also Demoliton Derby

Butler High school Enrollment Schedule

Butler JH/HS 2014-2015 Schedule Pick-Up Information/New Student Enrollment Information


Seniors must pick up their schedules in the counselor’s office.  At that time, all seniors will complete a survey and briefly meet with the counselor regarding graduation status and post-secondary plans.  Seniors may pick up their schedules between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

  •  Monday, August 4


The following dates have been scheduled for students in grades 8-11 to pick up their schedules and get locker assignments for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  Report to the high school principal’s office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. or between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the following dates:*

  •  Juniors Monday, August 4  - 1:00-3:00
  •  Sophomores Tuesday, August 5 – 8:30-11:30
  •  Freshman Tuesday, August 5 – 1:00-3:00
  •  8th Grade  Wednesday, August 6 – 8:30-11:30

*Students with scheduling conflicts or those students who wish to change their schedules should report to the counselor’s office immediately after picking up their schedules in the main office.  


7th Grade Orientation for students and their parents will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Butler High School Auditorium.  During the orientation, students will receive their schedules and locker assignments.  


New student enrollment takes place in the high school counselor’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  •  Tuesday, August 12
  •  Wednesday, August 13

A parent must accompany the student and bring a copy of the student’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, social security number, and if possible, school records and credit information.

JOB OPENING IN BUTLER: Max Motors Of Butler Looking To Add To Sales Team

We are Looking to add to our Sales Team at Max Motors in Butler. 

If you or anybody you know is interested, contact Josh at Max Motors about this great opportunity! 660-679- 6567

Obituary - Joseph Wayne Padley

Joseph Wayne Padley
Graveside services for Wayne Padley will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Myers Cemetery near Appleton City, Missouri. There is no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Myers Cemetery. Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555)

Joseph Wayne Padley, age 65 of Appleton City, Missouri died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born April 22, 1949 to Joseph William and Lillian Ada Colson Padley in Butler, Missouri.

Wayne is survived by one brother, Vernon Padley and wife Marlo of Butler, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Terry Smalley of Butler, Missouri; and nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Janice Smalley; and a nephew, Justin Padley.

Public Service Announcement: Bates County Nostalgia Band In Concert Tonight

The Bates County Nostalgia Band in concert at Butler City Park tonight, Monday, July 28 @ 7:00 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music, and ice cream will be available too. Hope to see ya there!!

Obituary - Ralph Dean Heckadon

 Ralph Dean Heckadon, Carthage and formerly of the Bates County area, passed away Saturday, July 26, at Freeman-West Hospital, Joplin, at the age of 86. Arrangements are under direction of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and services are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the funeral home with burial to follow in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. 

The family receives friends between one and two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Heuser Funeral Home

Butler Police Department looking for Stolen Trailer

The Butler Police Department took a report this morning of a stolen 1989 5x12 homemade utility trailer which is white in color. 

The trailer was stolen sometime this weekend between Friday and today from the corner of Prospect Street and Mill Street In Butler. If you see this trailer please contact the Butler Police Department 660-679-6131.

DON'T FORGET! Sales tax holiday this coming weekend...

The Missouri 'back to school' sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. This year, the three-day holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 3. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only. Get more info on the DOR web site here, and the video below will also tell you more:

Bates County Sheriffs Office Activity Report 7/21 - 7/ 27 - 2014


  • July 21, 2014


AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL On 7/21/14 Deputies responded to a Deceased person in rural Rich Hill.








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Free Hair Cuts For Ballard R-2 Students K-12

FREE HAIR CUTS! Jenny Reid and Jill Hill of Studio 201 Salon & Tanning, Adrian, MO, will be offering free hair cuts to Ballard R-2 students, K-12, on Saturday August 9th, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church. First come/first served. Please come with freshly washed hair.

Also, Fairview will be glad to help with school supplies. if you need assistance with school supplies, please call Kerri Loyd at Ballard R-2 School, 816-297-2656 ext. 103.

2 people killed in Vernon County Accident

Two drivers were killed and three passengers in one vehicle were taken to a Joplin hospital after a two-vehicle, head-on collision Sunday afternoon on I-49 one mile North of Sheldon. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol says the accident happened about 1:30 p.m. when a 1999 Buick Century, driven by 92-year-old Dorothy T. Cross, Sheldon,Missouri was headed North in the South-bound lanes of I-49 and collided head-on with a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 57-year-old Douglas Young, Mullen, Nebraska. 

Trooper Jason Krehbiel says the drivers were pronounced dead at the scene by Vernon County deputy coroner Thomas Hieber. 

Three passengers in the Mercury Grand Marquis -- 56-year-old Marie Young, 15-year-old Daniel Young and 21-year-old Tricia Young, all of Mullen, Nebraska, were taken to Freeman-West Hospital with serious injuries.

Weather Update: Upcoming Week Forecast Looks Amazing

Looks like a beautiful week is in store for everyone. 70s and 80s for highs through at least Friday.


Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest report 7/28/14

On 7/27/14 around 10:20pm The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 41 year old Nasha T. Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa. She was arrested on 1.) Misdemeanor Harrison County Warrant. She was placed under arrest and booked into the Bates County Jail and her status is currently listed as bond able.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 7/21 - 7/27 - 2014

  • 07/21/2014 
Animal complaint 400 block of W Mill
Warrant service
Disturbance 100 block of E Atkinson
Animal complaint 100 block of N Water
Accident Adrian Bank
Animal complaint 300 block of W Dakota
Theft report Square
Warrant service 200 block of S Broadway
  • 07/22/2014 
Medical call North Park
Animal complaint Parkview
Warrant service
Animal complaint 300 block of W Ohio
Warrant service Chestnut and Water