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Monday, September 8, 2014

Lost Dog In Butler

A male beagle, brown and white with a gray collar went missing Monday morning in the vicinity of Ft. Scott and Olive Street. 

He may have part of a broken chain and answers to the name Champ. 

If you have seen this dog please call 660-227-0353.

Obituary - Donald Eugene Erhart


Donald Eugene Erhart, Appleton City, passed away Sunday, September 7, at his home at the age of 73. Arrangements are under direction of Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, and a memorial service is scheduled at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, September 13, at the funeral home with Jerry Johannigmeier officiating. A private burial is planned in the Montrose Cemetery. Memorials to the Association for the Blind are suggested.

BATES COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT NEWS SEPT 1 - 8, 2014‏


CIRCUIT COURT OF BATES COUNTY, COURT NEWS
JAMES K JOURNEY, JUDGE
Diana L Rich , Clerk

  • Cody R Askew v Caitlin R Askew, Dissolution of Marriage granted.


  • St v. Robert E Jeffries, probation revocation, previous sentence of 4 years in MDOC invoked.


  • St v. Richard McMahan, Felony distribution of controlled substance, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on 5 years probation, pay court costs, standard conditions.


  • St v. Chance D West, I: Felony child molestation, II: Felony endangering welfare of child—dismissed, found guilty on Ct. I, sentenced to MDOC for 7 years, court retains jurisdiction, ordered to sex offender unit.


  • St. v. Chance D West, I: trespassing, II: taking wildlife illegally, guilty plea, credit for time served.


  • St v. Thomas E Pool, I: Felony possession of controlled substance, marijuana, II: Felony possession of controlled substance—dismissed; guilty plea, sentenced to MDOC for 5 years, jurisdiction retained, to report to Bates Co Jail on 9-24-14 @ 6 pm.


  • St v. Dallas Gamblin, I: Felony burglary, II: Felony stealing, III: Receiving stolen property—guilty plea to all 3 counts, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, restitution to determined, to perform 200 hours of community service, pay court costs, standard conditions.


  • St v. Robert Jeffries, Felony resisting/interfering with arrest, guilty plea, sentenced to MDOC for 2 years.


  • St v. Jerry E Nance, I: Felony possession of controlled substance, II: Felony DWI-alcohol-chronic offender/aggravated offender; guilty plea, sentenced to 4 years in MDOC on both counts to be served concurrently with each other and with sentence Defe. currently serving.










UPDATE Bates County Sheriffs Office: Search Warrant Served In Archie Area

 Destine May Long
  
John F Manco

Jeremy Lee Nash

Warrant was issued on the suspect from the search warrant executed at 14989 NW County Road 221 Archie on September 7, 2014 involving the stolen truck. Jeremy Lee Nash DOB 09-20-1975 from Archie Mo.

Jeremy Lee Nash is currently in the Bates County Jail on a $50,000.00 bond for receiving stolen property a Class C felony more charges pending.


On 08-26-2014 a burglary occurred in rural Bates County. During the investigation Bates County Detective’s identified the suspects as one white male John F Manco DOB from Harrisonville Mo, and one white female Destine May Long DOB 12-18-1992 from Adrian Mo. A warrant was issued for both suspects for Burglary -2nd degree with a bond set at $12,000.00 Cash or Surety.

A burglary occurred in the city limits of Adrian on 08-27-2014. Adrian Police Department and the Bates County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case jointly. During the investigation law enforcement identified the suspect’s as the two individuals list above.

A second warrant was issued for the above mentioned suspects for Burglary -2nd degree with a bond set at $20,000.00 Cash or Surety.


Both subjects were arrested on 09-04-2014.  

Job Opening In Butler

Looking for farm help in Butler, Mo area, You will Need your own transportation. call 660 - 464 - 0101 Jim Huey.

Archie Fall Festival's 2nd annual Golf Tournament


CASS COUNTY, Mo - Teams are needed for the Archie Fall Festival’s 2nd annual Golf Tournament held this Saturday, September 13th. 

The tournament begins at 9am at the Blackberry Trails Golf Course in Archie and the deadline to get your team signed up is Wednesday, September 10th.

Obituary - Steven Edward Spencer


Steven Edward Spencer, Osceola, Mo. and formerly El Dorado Springs, passed away Saturday evening, September 6, at his home, He was 69. Arrangements are under direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, and services are scheduled at 11:00 a.m.Thursday, September 11, at the funeral home with burial to follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project are suggested and can be made in care of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
 

Chicken Dinner at Butler Senior Center


Chicken Dinner at the Butler Senior Center
Monday evening, Sept. 8th Serving from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm

Chicken by "Kickin Chicken"

$8.00 for chicken, green beans and slaw, plus dessert



National Child Passenger Safety Week


The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20, 2014). The primary goal of this program is to remind all parents and other adults responsible for children traveling in motor vehicles of the importance of child safety seats and seat belts. Every year, children suffer needless injuries in traffic crashes. Preliminary statistics indicate that in 2013, 12 children under the age of eight were killed in traffic crashes, and another 1,720 were injured. Troopers issued citations to 2,311 drivers who failed to secure children less than eight years old in a child restraint/booster seat in 2013. Troopers issued citations to an additional 416 drivers who failed to secure a child 80 pounds or more or over 4’9” in a booster seat/seat belt in 2013. Drivers are responsible for ensuring all passengers under the age of 16 are properly restrained when riding in their vehicle. In 2013, troopers issued citations to 1,047 drivers who failed to secure a child under the age of 16 in a seat belt. The proper restraint makes everyone safer. Whether in a seat belt or a child restraint, please make sure everyone in your vehicle is properly buckled up!

Missouri law states:

* Children less than four years old are required to use an appropriate child passenger restraint system. [The fine for not complying with the law is $50.]

* Children less than 40 pounds, regardless of age, must be secured in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for the child. [The fine for not complying with the law is $50.]

* Children ages four to eight years old who weigh at least 40 pounds, but less than 80 pounds, and are under 4’9” tall, must be secured in a child passenger restraint system or booster seat appropriate for that child. [The fine for not complying with the law is $50.]

* Children ages eight through 15 must wear seat belts regardless of the type of vehicle in which they are riding or where they are seated (front or back). Like the child restraint law, this is a primary law, meaning you can be pulled over by law enforcement for noncompliance. The fine is $10.

* Persons less than 18 years of age operating or riding in trucks (regardless of gross weight for which licensed) must wear seat belts.

*No person under age 18 is allowed to ride in the unenclosed bed of a truck with a licensed gross weight of less than 12,000 pounds on lettered highways, federal, state maintained highways, and within city limits. There are exemptions for agricultural purposes, special events, and parades.

* It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure passengers under the age of 16 are buckled up safely. Those 16 and over are responsible for themselves.

There are many styles of child safety seats from which parents may choose. Infant seats are designed for children up to 22-30 pounds depending on the seat manufacturer. This type of seat should be placed into a vehicle so the infant faces rearward in a semi-reclined position. It is important to remember rear-facing child seats should NOT be used in a front passenger seat equipped with an active frontal air bag. If deployed, an air bag could hit the infant seat and injure or kill the baby. Airbag or not, the back seat is the safest place for a child.

Most convertible child safety seats are designed for children from five pounds up to 40 - 80 pounds, depending on the manufacturer. Like all seats, they have manufacturer’s labels on the side indicating the maximum height and weight of a child who can use the seat. They recline and face rearward in an infant position, and convert to sit upright and face forward for the toddler position. Many newer convertible seats can hold children who weigh up to 35-40 pounds in the rear-facing position. NHTSA recommends keeping children rear facing until they reach the maximum rear-facing height and weight for the car seat. The child can then be turned around forward-facing.

Booster seats are designed for children who have outgrown other safety seats and must be used with an adult lap and shoulder belt. Lap/shoulder belts are designed for children who are at least 4' 9" tall or 80 or more pounds. Make sure the lap belt stays low and snug across the lower hip/upper thigh area, and the shoulder belt does not cross the face or the neck.

"Troopers investigate traffic crashes every day. Nothing is more disturbing than a traffic crash that includes a child being hurt or killed," said Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. "Parents, your child's safety begins with you. Please teach your children the value of using seat belts by setting the example. It’s a habit that could one day save their life.”

For safety reasons, the Missouri State Highway Patrol discourages the purchase of second hand child safety seats. Also, a safety seat that has been in a vehicle during a traffic crash should be replaced.

There is no one "safest" manufacturer or model of child safety seat. Use the one that fits your child, fits in your vehicle correctly, and one that you will use properly every trip, every time. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four child safety seats are installed improperly. Car seat inspection stations are located all over Missouri. For more information about the proper use of child restraint systems or to schedule a child safety seat inspection, contact the nearest Missouri State Highway Patrol troop headquarters and ask for the public information and education officer, or visit www.seatcheck.org.
 

MSHP: September Enforcement Operation Scheduled For Troop A


MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 Captain Eric T. Olson, commanding officer Troop A, Lee's Summit, announces a DWI checkpoint will be conducted in the Troop A area during the month of September.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with the Kansas City [MO] Police Department, will conduct a DWI checkpoint in Jackson County at some point in the month of September. This operation is an effort by law enforcement agencies to remove intoxicated drivers from Missouri's highways. The checkpoints will consist of officers stopping drivers at a set location and testing those who have been drinking.

A sobering fact is that impaired driving contributed to approximately 30 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes. In 2013, 239 people were killed and 3,804 injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That’s why the Missouri State Highway Patrol will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving throughout the year.

Captain Olson stated, "Our goal is to make traveling on Missouri’s highways safer for everyone. Remember to do your part. Obey the speed limit, pay attention to the job of driving, always buckle your seat belt, and if you are going to drink, please do not drive. We urge all citizens to report any driver they observe operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner.” The public can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol toll-free at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on their cellular phone.

In support of “The Drive To Zero Highway Deaths,” the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Stolen Items Located


On September 7, 2014 the Bates County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol executed a search warrant at 14989 NW County Road 221, Archie Mo, 64725.

Law enforcement located on the above mentioned property a 2008 Ford F250 Regency truck stolen from Over Land Park Kansas on June 2014. Bates County Detectives also collected multiple firearms from a trailer located on the property.

One of the firearms had the serial numbers removed. The Bates County Sheriff’s office will be working closely with The ATF in reference to this case.

One male suspect was arrest. Suspects name will be released at a later date. Charges are pending.

Girl Scout sign ups in Butler

Sign up for Girl Scouts (K &up) will be held Tuesday September 9th 6-7PM at Community First Bank, Butler.  
The Registration fee is $15/yr. Meeting day/time vary.

Bates County Sheriffs Office Activity Report 9/1 - 9/7/ 2014


  • September 1,2014

DISTURBANCE - BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
CIVIL STANDBY – HUME
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
DISTURBANCE – ADRIAN
PROWLER – HUME

  • September 2, 2014

CHECK WELL BEING – AMSTERDAM On 9/2/14 Deputies responded to the Amsterdam area for a 911 hang-up.
CHECK WELL BEING – DREXEL
WARRANT EXECUTION – AMSTERDAM On 09/02/2014 Bates County Deputies arrested Jessie Buckallew on an outstanding Wyandotte County warrant.
CIVIL STANDBY – HUME
MVA (UNKNOWN INJURIES) – PASSAIC
CIVIL STANDBY – RICH HILL
EX-PARTE VIOLATION – ADRIAN On 09-02-2014 Deputies took a report of an Ex-pate violation in the Adrian area.
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
DISTURBANCE – ROCKVILLE On 09-02-2014 Deputies responded to the Rockville area for a Disturbance in progress.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN

  • September 3, 2014

DISTURBANCE – DREXEL On 09-03-2014 Deputies responded to the Drexel area for a disturbance in progress.
WANTED SUBJECT – BUTLER On 09-03-2014 at approximately 10:15 I was informed by dispatch of a subject at the probation and parole building had an active warrant.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – PAPPINSVILLE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN

  • September 4, 2014

CIVIL SITUATION – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
PROPERTY DAMAGE – URICH
MVA (NO INJURIES) – APPELTON CITY
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE – WORLAND
DEBRIS ON ROADWAY – PASSAIC
CIVIL STANDBY – DREXEL
CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
CALL FOR SERVICE – ADRIAN.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN


  • September 5, 2014

WANTED SUBJECT – ADRIAN On 09-05-2014 Deputies responded to the Adrian area and took 2 wanted subjects into custody.
CHECK WELL BEING – AMSTERDAM

ANIMAL AT LARGE – BALLARD
WARRANT EXECUTION – BUTLER
CALL FOR SERVICE – ROCKVILLE

  • September 6, 2014

AGENCY ASSIST – HUME
ALARM – AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – DREXEL
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
ALARM – AMSTERDAM
CIVIL STANDBY – BALLARD
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY – BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST – RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
CARELESS AND IMPRUDENT DRIVING

  • September 7, 2014

WARRANT EXECUTION – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
PROPERTY DAMAGE – ADRIAN On 9/7/2014, deputies took a report of a mailbox that had been ran over in rural Adrian.
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
EMS TRANSFER – VIRGINIA
CHECK WELL BEING – DREXEL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BUTLER


Rich Hill Activity Report
 September 1, 2014 to September 7, 2014


  • September 1, 2014

CARELESS AND IMPRUDENT DRIVING
CHECK WELL BEING
ALARM

  • September 2, 2014

CIVIL SITUATION
BURGLARY

  • September 3, 2014

AMBULANCE REQUEST

  • September 4, 2014

MISSING PERSON
SEXUAL ASSAULT

  • September 5, 2014

PROPERTY DAMAGE
  • September 6, 2014

AMBULANCE REQUEST
PARKING COMPLAINT
SPEAK TO OFFICER
CHECK WELL BEING
DEBRIS ON ROADWAY

  • September 7, 2014

STRANDED MOTORIST   



Bates County Sheriffs Office: Stabbing outside Butler

 Robin Dianne Meade

On September 7, 2014 Bates County Deputies responded to a residence just outside of Butler, in reference to a stabbing that had occurred. The victim had been stabbed in the leg. The Injury to the victim was not life threatening.

The suspect Robin Dianne Meade DOB 03-02-1963 of Garden City Mo is currently in the Bates County Jail on a $35,000 Cash or Surety bond for Burglary in the first degree and Assault in the second degree.


REMINDER: AC City Wide Garage Sale


The Appleton City Fall City Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sign up for your permit at the City Hall in Appleton City now through September 15 to ensure you have your name and location on the map.

REMINDER : RJay's Speed Shop Cruise In And Movie Night


Food Fair In Rich Hill Now Serving Chinese Food

Food Fair in Rich Hill is now serving Chinese food. Some of the food includes General Tso's Chicken or Orange Chicken served over Fried Rice for only $5! 

Check out our Hot Deli Case for these (and more) great deals!

Road and Bridge Work In Bates County 9/7/14


Bates County:

* I-49: One northbound and/or one southbound lane closed over the railroad tracks north of Butler. Mile Marker 135. Bridge work.
 
* 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 TT: One-lane traffic over I-49 north of Butler. Bridge work

Ballard 4H & Publications Class: PTO Picnic & Pix


Ballard Volleyball Scheduling Error for tonight's game


Due to a scheduling error, The Ballard Volleyball game against Appleton City will be TONIGHT at 6pm in Ballard. 

Varsity followed by JV. Come out and cheer our Lady Bulldogs on to a victory!

Butler Police Department Activity Report : 9/1 - 9/7 2014

  • 09/01/2014
Animal complaint S High
Keep the peace W-52
Assault report  
C and I driver S Park
  • 09/02/2014 
Speak to Officer 
Accident Ft Scott and West st 
Keep the peace Fran Apts 
Well being check Country Club 
Medical assist 500 block of S Olive
  • 09/03/2014 
Warrant service 
Disturbance Main and Pine 
Keep the peace Wix Lane 
Speak to Officer 
Trespassing call S High 
Assist DFS 300 block of W Ohio
Walk in report
  • 09/04/2014 
Animal complaint N High 
Warrant service 
911 medical assist Dollar store 
Medical assist 200 block of W Atkinson
  • 09/05/2014
Disturbance 400 block of E Ft Scott
Open Door Orange St
911 hang up Wal Mart
Alarm Elementary school
Accident N Bus 49
Walk in theft report
Well being check 600 block of W Pine
Walk in assault report
  • 09/06/2014 
Alarm 1100 block of W Ft Scott
Medical assist 100 block of S Olive
Possible prowler 400 block of S High
Accident Sonic parking lot
Alarm Butler Pharmacy
Theft report Fran Ave
Warrant service
Assault report 300 block of S Main
Theft report 500 block of E Ft Scott
Prowler 300 block of W Dakota
911 hang up Rose Lane
Keep the peace 300 block of W Ohio
Leave without pay Bear Stop
Animal complaint Maple and Harrison
Medical assist 1000 block of N Orange
  • 09/07/2014 
Theft report 200 block of S Delaware
Disturbance 300 block of S Main
Disturbance 300 block of W Dakota
Theft report 300 block of S Main
Keep the peace 800 block of N Fulton
Theft report 400 block of N Delaware

Poplar Heights Farm event on Wednesday


Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 9/7/14



  • On 9/7/14 around 4:00p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 23 year - old James J. Hestand of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was arrested on 1.) Felony possession of a controlled substance ( Heroin) 2.) Misdemeanor possession of Marijuana 3.)Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.




  • On 9/7/14 around 6:30p.m. The Missouri State Highway patrol arrested 29 year - old Anne A. Hodges of Joplin, Missouri. She was arrested on 1.)Driving while intoxicated 2.) Speeding. She was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.




  • On 9/7/14 around 7:00p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 34 year - old Shawne M. Hodges of Joplin, Missouri. He was arrested on 1.) Felony driving while intoxicated 2.) Speeding. He was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on a 12 hour detox hold.



September Bates County Cattlemen Meeting


The Bates County Cattlemen meeting for this month will be September 9th at 7:00 PM at the Mo-Kan Livestock Center. 

The meeting is Sponsored by FCS Financial and the meal will be catered by Linda Howard. Mark your calendar, bring a prospective member, neighbor or friend.

Weather Update: Tuesday Severe Weather


Big change to the weather pattern coming up for the area!!!
Thunderstorms likely Tuesday and Wednesday, with severe weather possible on Tuesday, mainly north of I-70.
Once the rain clears on Wednesday, VERY cool temperatures will be in store for the late part of the week. Expect lows to be in the 40s-50s for Thursday and Friday, with highs in the 50s and 60s.