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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Street Closure In Butler

The Butler Water Department will have Olive at Chestnut Street closed all night tonight why they repair a busted water line. Please avoid this area.

The Proclaimers Quartet in Concert at Ohio Christian Church

Summer vacation has come and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't still have a little fun! Even better, you can have a soulful lift for the boost you need to face the back-to-school routine. Come on out to Ohio Christian Church Sunday night, Aug. 24, at 6:30. 

The Proclaimers Quartet is back by popular demand and bringing down the house with stirring Southern Gospel music at its finest! Having performed all over the nation, including the Gospel Music Festival in Silver Dollar City, we're blessed to have them stop in our neck of the woods. Due to the popularity and integrity of this group, we're expecting a full house, so you'll want to arrive early. 

Then you'll definitely want to linger longer and enjoy refreshments afterwards, compliments of Ohio Christian Church. OCC is located 7 miles west of Lowry City or 10 miles east of Appleton City at the jct. of Hwy. A and F. No admission for the concert; a freewill offering will be taken.

Press Release: Butler Optimist Club‏

Butler Optimist Club President Randy Kash presents a check from the local Optimist organization to a Butler Walmart associate to assist in purchasing school supplies for their Back to School “Stuff the Bus” promotion.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: 2 people charged with possessing a controlled substance

Alisha Dodson
Caleb Colby

On Aug. 4, Alisha Dodson, 23, and Caleb Colby, 24, both of Lowry City, were arrested on St. Clair County warrants charging them with possessing a controlled substance, a class C felony. The charges stem from a drug investigation on April 7 at a home on Fifth and Mahan Street, Lowry City. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputies and officers from the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force located methamphetamines in the residence. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety on both subjects.

2,049 marijuana plants eradicated in St. Clair County

On Aug. 4, St. Clair County deputies eradicated 2,049 marijuana plants from two locations on private property in the northern section of the county. The plants were discovered after a tip was received from a concerned citizen. The plants were eradicated and destroyed. An investigation is ongoing.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information on these or any other cases to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office joins national crackdown to reduce drunk driving fatalities

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler announced from mid-August through Labor Day, deputies will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout St. Clair County, will run from Aug. 15-Sept 1. Sheriff Keeler said deputies will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest those caught driving drunk.

Although it is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive drunk (having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher), many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the serious nature of the nation’s continuing drunk driving epidemic

“Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more impaired drivers or motorcycle operators,” said the sheriff. “In 2013, 223 people died in Missouri crashes involving impaired drivers. That works out to approximately one impaired driving fatality every day and-a-half. Holidays such as the Labor Day holiday are particularly dangerous."

Throughout the state, the effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Appleton City Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident

An Appleton City, Missouri man was hurt Saturday night in a motor vehicle mishap in St. Clair County on B Highway around, ten miles West of Osceola, 

The accident occurred when a West-bound BMW motorcycle, driven by 54-year-old Russell K. Miller, hit a deer on the road and he was thrown from the two-wheeler. The mishap occurred about 10:20 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Miller was taken by ambulance to SAC Osage Medical Center in Osceola with moderate injuries.