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Monday, August 25, 2014

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Amoret Man Arrested on Felony Assault


Justin B. Wisdom


On 08-20-2014 an assault occurred in the city of Amoret involving three male subjects. One of the male victims was seriously injured and sent by med flight to Research Medical Center where he remains in an induced coma.

During the investigation the suspect was arrested, and identified as Justin B. Wisdom DOB 12-07-1976 from Amoret.

Justin Wisdom is currently being held at the Bates County Sheriff’s Office on a $30,000.00 bond for Assault 1ST Degree a Class A Felony.

    


Butler Parks and Recreation Fall Softball League


Now is the time for you to sign up your team for the Fall Softball League, sponsored by Butler Parks and Recreation.

Sign-up sheets are available at the Butler City Hall and the cost is $250 per team, deadline is Friday, September 5th.

The fall season will kick off on Monday, September 8th.

Obituary - Naomi Marie Kershner

Naomi Marie Kershner

Funeral services for Naomi Kershner will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-67-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor John Pritchard officiating. No visitation. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Butler Church of Nazarene or Butler Senior Center.

Naomi Marie Kershner, age 89 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at her home in Butler. She was born August 25, 1924 to Calvin Luther and Lena Marie Arnold March in Pueblo, Colorado.

Naomi is survived by two daughters-in-law, Carol Kershner of Tucson, Arizona and Sue Kershner of Amoret, Missouri; four grandchildren, Vicki Kershner, Chelle Black and husband Kevin and Toni Kershner Huber all of Butler, Missouri and Michael Kershner and wife LeeAnn of Pittsburg, Kansas; 12 great-grandchildren 14 great great-grandchildren; and nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Stanley; two sons, Ronald and Wayne; two brothers, Major Wm. C. March and Buddy Dale March; and one sister, Betty Jean March.

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014


Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report
 August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014

 


  • August 18, 2014


ANIMAL AT LARGE – BUTLER
CHILD CUSTODY ISSUE – BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
ANIMAL AT LARGE – BUTLER
PROWLER – RICH HILL
SUSPICISOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN


  • August 19, 2014


PROPERTY DAMAGE – FOSTER
ALARM – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST- BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
WANTED SUBJECT – AMSTERDAM
CIVIL STANDBY – AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST – AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL
DISTURBANCE – AMORET


  • August 20, 2014


EXTRA PATROL – BUTLER
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY – BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
WANTED SUBJECT – BUTLER
PROWLER – BUTLER


  • August 21, 2014


AGENCY ASSIST – DREXEL
AGENCY ASSIST – HARRISONVILLE
DOMESTIC – BUTLER On 08/21/2014 Bates County Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance that occurred in Rural Butler.
CALL FOR SERVICE – ROCKVILLE
ANIMAL AT LARGE – BALLARD


  • August 22, 2014


CHECK WELL BEING – AMSTERDAM
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – AMORET
ALARM – URICH
MVA (NO INJURIES) – BUTLER
WANTED SUBJECT – ROCKVILLE
FIRE (BRUSH) – BUTLER
CALL FOR SERVICE– HUME
CALL FOR SERVICE THEFT – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
WANTED SUBJECT – RICH HILL


  • August 23, 2014


AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BUTLER
MVA (UNKNOWN) – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – DREXEL
SUICIDAL THREATS/ATTEMPT – AMSTERDAM On 08-23-2014 Deputies took a report of a suicidal subject in the Amsterdam area.
ANIMAL AT LARGE – ADRIAN
TRESPASSING – BUTLER


  • August 24, 2014


CONTROLLED BURN – FOSTER
CHECK WELL BEING – AMSTERDAM
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY – RICH HILL
ANIMAL BITE – BUTLER On 08-24-2014 Bates County Deputies took an animal bite report in Butler, MO.
DISTURBANCE – RICH HILL
MVA (NO INJURIES) – BUTLER

Rich Hill Activity Report
 August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014



  • August 18, 2014


CHECK WELL BEING
CONTROLLED BURN
PROWLER


  • August 19, 2014


AMBULANCE REQUEST



  • August 22, 2014


WANTED SUBJECT


  • August 23, 2014


CONTROLLED BURN


  • August 24, 2014


CONTROLLED BURN
AMBULANCE REQUEST
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY
CIVIL STANDBY
DISTURBANCE

No Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting in September


There will not be an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting in September.

Next meeting will be held on October 20th, beginning at 6pm in Meeting Room A/B at the Bates County Memorial Hospital.

REMINDER: Butler City Wide Garage Sale

The Butler City Wide Garage Sale is set for Saturday September 13, 2014. You can sign up now and the cost is 10$ and includes your permit and your spot on the map.

You can sign up now at the Butler Chamber Office located at 5 North Main Street in Butler. The deadline to sign up is Noon on September 4th.

Rollover Accident North of Rich Hill on I-49


The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with The Rich Hill Fire Department, Butler Fire Department and Bates County Sheriff's Office is in route to a 1 vehicle rollover accident on I-49 Southbound at Mile Marker 126 North of Rich Hill. 

Unknown injuries at this time, 1 female is out of the vehicle and the other female is trapped in the vehicle.

Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

Old Settler's Day Celebration


The 117th Old Settlers Day will be held on Wednesday, August 27th at the old Butler High School on Pine Street in Butler.

Hank Roberts of Amsterdam will be entertaining those attending with his music.The doors will open at 12 noon and the festivities begin promptly at 1pm. They will have prizes and refreshments.

If you would like to place a window display around the Butler square, contact Myrna Craft, President of the Old Settlers Society at 660-679-5558.

The Old Settlers Day Dinner will be held in the basement of the First Christian Church in Butler and serving will begin at 11am and continue until all the food is gone. The cost is just $10 for dinner, dine in or carry out.

Obituary - Charles R. Kellogg


Charles R. Kellogg, retired and long-time basketball coach and teacher in the Rich Hill R-4 school district, passed away Saturday, August 23, at the Osawatomie, Kansas Life Care Center at the age of 78. 

Funeral Arrangements are under direction of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and services are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, at the funeral home with burial to follow in the Osawatomie Cemetery. 

The family receives friends between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, at Heuser Funeral Home. Memorials to a Charles R. Kellogg Fund are suggested and can be made in care of Heuser Funeral Home

Butler Youth Center Has Needs



Starting September 2 on Tuesday and Thursday after school, the chatter and energy of 75-80 kids will fill the Butler Youth Center at the old high school. This many children creates a need for basic supplies that is difficult to keep up with. Kelly Stark, manager of the Youth Center, says that the Center begins each year with the basics needed to operate. “But that many kids quickly deplete the supplies that we have on hand,” adds Stark.” “Just think what basic supplies you need for a family of 5 and then multiply that by 15!”      

The Center, which operates totally on free will donations, needs the help of the community and businesses.  “While there is a constant need for financial donations to help pay our staff, there are many other ways you can help,” says Stark.  

Meals at the center are currently sponsored by Sonic, Casey’s, McDonalds, the Lutheran Church ladies and Cheryl Stevens. There are still three nights a months that could use a sponsor.  If your organization, business or even an individual is interested, contact Mrs. Stark.

The Center has some specific needs that include: 
Paper products such as paper plates, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper and plastic silverware. We go through over 200 plates, napkins and silverware items a week!
The center does not need cups.

Kitchen Supplies including aluminum foil, gallon and quart ziplock bags, storage containers.

Cleaning supplies including dish soap, hand soap, hand sanitizer, sponges, dish cloths, towels and trash bags.

Arts and Crafts Supplies. The major needs are construction paper, art paper, card stock, water color paper, water colors, acrylic paints(in bottles), markers,  paint brushes, Elmer’s glue and scotch tape. In addition, we could use foam art shapes and sheets. Art beads and jewelry making supplies are very popular with the children and they are also very expensive. Stark noted, “A great donation is inexpensive costume jewelry that has beads. We cut the strings and put those in containers for the kids to make their own jewelry.”  Polymer clays, stickers, foam trays, adhesive magnets, and many other craft items are also great.  Sidewalk chalk is also great fun on sunny days.

Game supplies.  Board games, kick balls, plastic bats and balls, basketballs, Nerf footballs, soccer balls, hula hoops, small balls you can hold in your hand. We could also use working electronic games. Currently we have a working Nintendo 64, a Game Cube, and a Play Station.(All older models). Donated games must be rated for general public or youth. 

Food for the Center.  Fresh fruits and vegetables, cookies, crackers, peanut butter crackers, peanut butter, cheese, canned cream of chicken and chicken noodle soup, microwave popcorn and chips are always needed.

Donations for the Center can be dropped off at the Center on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:30 -5:00 p.m. The Center is located in the Old Butler High Building on East Pine Street. In addition to these needs, donations are always appreciated. These can be mailed to BCYAC, Inc.  P.O Box #466, Butler, MO 64730. BCYAC, Inc. is a 5013c, not-for-profit organization and financial donations are tax deductible.

MoDOT/Southwest Area Road and Bridge Work


Bates County:
 

* I-49: One northbound lane closed over the railroad tracks north of Butler. Mile Marker 135. Bridge work.

* Route N: One-lane traffic and traffic stops of up to 20 minutes in areas north of Route B east of Rich Hill. Sealing the road with a mixture of rock and oil.

* I-49: One northbound and/or one southbound lane closed in areas between Archie and Rich Hill. Mile Markers 120-147. Resurfacing and installing guardrail.

* Route V: One-lane traffic in areas between Stotesbury and Hume. Laying long patches.
 

Butler Police Department Activity Report 8/18 - 8/24 - 2014

  • 08/18/2014 
Assist BCSO 200 block of S Delaware
Disturbance 300 block of S Main
Well being check 700 block of Country Club
Leave without pay Bear Stop
Walk in theft report
Speak to Officer
Medical assist 400 block of S Delaware
Warrant service Casey’s Ft Scott
  • 08/19/2014 
Open door
Disturbance Ohio and Fulton
Medical assist 300 block of S Mechanic
Open door Pike St
Speak to Officer
Keep the peace W Pine St
Medical assist
Disturbance 400 block of N Main
Accident Howard and Thompson
Medical assist 800 block of W Dakota
Child locked in vehicle
  • 08/20/2014 
Possible prowler 500 block of W Vine
Speak to Officer
Warrant service N Water
Disturbance 600 block of W ft Scott
Well being check W Pine
Theft report
Stalled vehicle Orange and Ft Scott
Accident McDonalds
Animal complaint 500 block of N Havanna
Animal complaint 600 block of W Ohio
Speak to Officer
  • 08/21/2014 
Speak to Officer possible theft report
Warrant service
Walk in theft report
Disturbance 600 block of W Ft Scott
Well being check W Pine
Theft report 900 block of E Pine

  • 08/22/2014 
Keep the peace 600 block of S High
Open door 800 block of S Birch
Speak to Officer
Disturbance 200 block of Country Club
Accident S Orange
Accident Dollar store parking lot
Medical assist High School
Accident Fulton and Atkinson
  • 08/23/2014
Hit and Run accident 300 block of E Pine
C and I Driver W-52
911 hang up Super 8
Disturbance 100 block of E pine
  • 08/24/2014 
Medical assist North St
Disturbance 400 block of N Main
Disturbance Casey’s on Orange St
Attempt to locate
Possible prowler Pleasant St

MSHP: Make Safety Part of Your Labor Day Weekend Plans


Colonel Ronald Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers to make safety part of their Labor Day weekend. Col. Replogle strongly urges the use of seat belts when traveling in any kind of vehicle and life jackets when on a Missouri lake, river, or stream.

In 2013, eight people were killed and 404 injured in Missouri over the Labor Day holiday in 967 traffic crashes. Of that total, troopers worked 248 traffic crashes, which included 112 injuries and five of the fatalities over the 2013 Labor Day holiday. Troopers arrested 119 people for driving while intoxicated during last year’s holiday weekend.

The 2014 counting period for the Labor Day holiday will be from 6 p.m., Friday, August 29, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 1.

The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over the Labor Day holiday weekend. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt, and alcohol laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists.

Troopers throughout the state will participate in a 20-Mile Trooper operation on August 29 and again on September 1. This operation will include Interstates 29, 44, 55, and 70, and U.S. Highways 60 and 61. Troopers will be targeting all traffic violations, and be especially vigilant of aggressive driving violations.

Col. Replogle reminds the public that the Labor Day holiday is a busy boating weekend. In 2013, there were nine boating crashes with seven injuries and zero fatalities. There were no drownings. Troopers arrested 14 people for boating while intoxicated during last year's counting period. In an effort to increase safety on our state’s waters, all available officers will be working over the holiday weekend. Missouri’s boaters are asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water. With more boats on the water, it is even more important to pay attention when operating a vessel.

Remember: If you choose to drink alcohol, don’t operate a vessel. Alcohol consumption slows reaction time. Pay attention to the boats around you and ask your passengers to assist with this. Evasive maneuvers should be made early and deliberately. Check your vessel’s navigation lights before heading out at night, and be sure to have spare bulbs on board. Avoid overloading your boat with too many passengers, and observe Missouri’s nighttime speed limit of 30 miles per hour on the water.

“The Patrol encourages everyone to have a safe Labor Day holiday,” said Colonel Replogle. “Please buckle up in your vehicle and wear a life jacket on or near water. If you witness criminal activity or experience an emergency—whether you're on a highway or on the water— call the Patrol's Emergency Report Line at 1 (800) 525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. If your celebration includes alcohol, designate someone else to drive, whether you are in your boat or your car. Please don't become a statistic.”