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Monday, October 6, 2014

Obituary - Sheryl Ann Powers


Sheryl Ann Powers, 48, Kansas City, Missouri, died Monday, October 6, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri with visitation from 2:00-3:00. Burial will be in Cleveland Cemetery in Cleveland, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society.

Sheryl was born March 20, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri. She had worked at Price Chopper in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in the bakery for 29 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Sheryl is survived by one son, Michael Powers; her mother, Carol Courtney of Windsor, Missouri; two brothers, Doug Courtney of Raymore, Missouri and Rodney Courtney of Saginaw, Texas; one sister, Tamara Denham of Belton, Missouri; 5 grandchildren, Riley, Trenton, Kylie, Haley, Matthew, and several nieces and nephews.

Obituary - Cheryl Ann (Lee) Bestvater


Funeral services for Cheryl Bestvater will be 11:00 AM Friday, October 10, 2014 at South Haven Baptist Church in Belton, Missouri with Senior Pastor Curt Fieleke officiating. Visitation will be immediately prior to services from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will follow services in Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Missouri. Memorial contributions in memory of Cheryl are suggested to South Haven Baptist Church. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Cheryl Ann (Lee) Bestvater, 57 of Belton, Missouri passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Cheryl was born August 3, 1957 in Jefferson City, Missouri, daughter of Everett and Shirley Lee.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her mother and one sister, Dayna Lynn Masters. She is survived by her father, Everett Lee of Peculiar, Missouri; her husband, William Bestvater of Belton; daughters Teresa Hammond of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Brooke Bestvater of Belton; brothers Rocky Lee, Rick Lee, Randy Lee, and Rance Lee; and granddaughters Michaele and Kinley.

Obituary - Larry Gene Schmehl


Graveside memorial services for Larry Schmehl will be 10 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Adam Howell Cemetery in Amoret, Missouri with Reverend Pat Allen officiating. There is no visitation. Contribution to the NRA. 

Larry Gene Schmehl, age 71 of Amoret, Missouri died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at his home in Amoret, Missouri. He was born February 11, 1943 to Earl P. and Jaunita Wymer Schmehl in Harrisonville, Missouri. 

Larry is survived by his brother, Oscar Schmehl and wife Jennifer of Butler, Missouri; a sister, Lorene Schmehl of Amoret, Missouri; a niece, Dr. Katie Boyd and husband Ross of Des Peres, Missouri; and two great nephews, Brennen and Beckham Boyd. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carol Schmehl.

Obituary - Dennis James Walters


Dennis James Walters passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014.  His parents, James Walters and Dorothy Herman, precede him in death.  Dennis passed away peacefully with his loving wife of 43 years, Vicki Zeitler Walters, by his side at Houston Hospice.  He is survived by his children: Suzanne Kathleen Organ and husband Scott Organ, Steven James Walters, Staci Michelle Walters and husband Jeffery Eisenmann, and Scotty Lee Walters; niece: Amberly Day and husband Brandon Mobley; sister: Joyce Heckadon of Butler, Missouri; brother: Lyle Herman and wife Vickie of Butler,Missouri; grandchildren:  Haley and Nathan Wright, Cole and Carlee Organ, Evalina Eisenmann, and Bella Mobley.

Dennis James Walters was a caring person who gave unconditional love to anyone and everyone. His humor brought constant life and laughter to his family and friends and complimented his fun-loving disposition. He was always accepting, never mad, and giving of his time, self, and money to those around him. He was a cherished husband and father who supported his family as a Chief Engineer for the Merchant Marines.  Retiring after 26 years of dedicated service, he had travelled the world and collected more than his fair share of adventures. Dennis was an accomplished woodworker, leaving behind a collection of award-winning violins. His courageous battle with brain cancer lasted more than 23 years and Dennis is remembered in a positive light as a constant source of inspiration, touching every person he met.  Affectionately known as “PePaw”, Dennis enjoyed spending the days of his retirement with his children and grandchildren.  We remember Dennis as able to repair anything, caring for the family business Brookside Storage, golfing, as a puzzle enthusiast, and offering help to anyone in need.  Some of his most memorable accomplishments include carving his violins with carefully chosen pieces of broken glass bottles and outsmarting ant rafts in his flooded front yard.  Dennis was known as a cat person, caring for “Mama Cat” and her 32 offspring.  Dennis enjoyed his lawn mowers and was known for spending cool mornings mowing the yard and a daily ride to the mailbox.  He was a well-respected mentor by the example of his life, through his strong faith and love of the Lord.  His generosity is well known among his co-workers, friends, and family.  His life overflowed with love and joy and his smile will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A visitation and memorial service for Dennis will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 pm and the service will follow at 6:00 pm with Pastor Jon Taylor officiating.

Bates County Memorial Hospital 2-day book fair


The Bates County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is having a 2-day book fair. You will find books and gifts at great savings, just in time for your holiday shopping. The fair will be held in the front lobby of the Bates County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, October 15th from 9am – 5pm and Thursday, October 16th from 7am until 3pm. The public is welcome and cash, check or credit cards will be accepted

Poplar Heights Farm "Picnic with the Creatures of the Night"


Butler Police Department Activity Report: 9/29/14 - 10/5/14

  • 09/29/2014 
Medical assist 200 block of S Austin
Assist MSHP
Animal complaint 100 block of S Austin
Keep the peace 100 block of S Olive
Warrant service 400 Fran

  • 09/30/2014 
Animal complaint 400 block of N Havanna
Theft report
Alarm Solar Farm
Disturbance 300 block of W Ohio
Pick up Juvenile transport to school

  • 10/01/2014 
Well being check 300 block of W Ohio
Well being check 400 block of E Ft Scott
Theft report 400 block of S Fran
911 hang up 300 block of E Atkinson
Alarm 1300 block of N Orange
Medical assist 100 block of Osage
Animal bite Hospital
Medical assist 100 block of longsinger
Theft report Casey’s
Theft report 100 block of S Fulton

  • 10/02/2014 
Assist BCSO
Well being check 300 block of W Ohio
Open door Olive and Nursery
Speak to Officer
Medical assist 200 block of E Ft Scott
Well being check 200 block of N Water
Keep the peace Water and Park
Well being check 100 block of W Ft Scott
C and I driver report
Theft from vehicle 600 block of S High
Alarm 600 block of W Mill

  • 10/03/2014 
Well being check 600 block of N Main
Animal complaint 300 block of N High
Disturbance 200 block of W Atkison
Animal complaint W Ft Scott
Animal complaint 100 block of N Broadway
Warrant service

  • 10/04/2014 
Prowler 800 block of Wix Lane
Warrant service
Medical assist 411 Fran
Well being check Wal Mart
Warrant service

  • 10/05/2014 
Accident Ft Scott and Lyons
Vandalism report 700 block of Country Club
C and I Driver Russell St
Medical Assist South Fran

Henry County Sheriffs Office: Two Drug Search Warrant Executed in Clinton on Friday Morning

Jeremy Bergen

Matthew Cox

Dustin Newell

Darrell Thornton


According to Sheriff Kent Oberkrom, three persons were arrested on 24-hour investigation for drug-related charges and one was arrested for an active arrest warrant, in connection with two search warrants which were served on Friday morning, October 3, 2014, shortly after 11:00 a.m. The search warrants were executed in the 700 block of South Main and the 100 block of West Henry, both in Clinton.

The search warrants authorized deputies to search the residences for methamphetamine, as well as items associated with its ingestion and distribution. During the search warrants’ executions, a small quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana and bath salts, as well as paraphernalia items were discovered and seized.

Arrested was Dustin Newell, age 25, for distribution of controlled substances, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Also arrested was Jeremy Bergen, age 38, for possession of controlled substances and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and Matthew Cox, age 30, for possession of synthetic narcotics. Darrell Thornton, age 31, was arrested on a failure to appear warrant out of Benton County. All arrestees were from Clinton.

“This investigation encompasses several months of information gathering, and although it was labor-intensive, it was a great example of a teamwork effort by all the officers involved, which lead to the issuance of both search warrants”, Sheriff Oberkrom stated.

Deputies which participated in the execution of the search warrant along with Sheriff Oberkrom were Major Rob Hills, Sgt. Mike Nelson, Sgt. Aaron Brown, Sgt. Brian Bigler, Cpl. Tim Eaton and Deputies Aaron Richardson, Derek Foreman and Sheri Dody. Assisting from the Clinton Police Department was Sgt. Chad Nepple, Patrolmen Keith Keller, Doug James and Joel Parney.