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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Obituary - Dorothy Marie Thurman

Dorothy Marie Thurman, 95 of Newburg, MO, formerly of Harrisonville, Missouri, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church or Cass County Retired Teachers Association.

Dorothy was born April 1, 1919 in Oak Grove, Missouri, the daughter of Virgil and Nora (Schrimsher) Harp. Dorothy graduated from Warrensburg Missouri State Teacher College with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She had taught school in two rural schools, Saylor and Pleasant Prairie. She later taught at public schools in Higginsville, Odessa, Raymore and Harrisonville, where she retired in 1979 after 37 ½ years of teaching. Dorothy married Gilbert J. Thurman on October 15, 1944 in Odessa, Missouri. They had lived in Peculiar, Missouri before moving to Harrisonville in 1955. Dorothy was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Doolittle, Missouri and previously a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Harrisonville. She was also a member of the Cass County Retired Teachers Association.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gilbert on December 26, 1992. She is survived by one daughter, Ellen Kindle and her husband, Billy, of Newburg, Missouri, and one sister, Mildred Ransdell of Georgetown, Texas.

Butler Bear Spirit Wear

The Butler PTSO is offering Butler Bear Spirit Wear. The order forms are due back by Nov 19th. All students should have brought home order forms or will be this week.

If for some reason they did not you can contact Alisia Dugan at 660-200-5697 or Brandi Hill at 660-424-0914 to place an order or to get another order form. 

The money is due at the time of ordering. You can make checks payable to: Butler PTSO

St.Clair County Sheriffs Office: Warrant Arrest

Tommy Davidson Jr.
On Nov. 5, Tommy Davidson Jr., 34, Lowry City, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Henry County warrant charging him with a class A misdemeanor for
resisting/interfering with an arrest, detention or stop. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only. The charge stems from an incident in June. 

Show-Me Cannabis Files Petition to Legalize Marijuana in 2016

Constitutional Amendment Would Legalize, Tax, and Regulate Cannabis For Adults Over 21

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - November 5, 2014 - Show-Me Cannabis filed a petition today to amend the Missouri Constitution to legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis. Today marks the first day a petition can be filed for the 2016 election. The petition was filed with the Missouri Secretary of State, and now undergoes a review and public comment period.

Show-Me Cannabis is encouraging individuals to file public comments with the Missouri Secretary of State during the open comment window and to contact Show-Me Cannabis directly with any comments on the petition filed. Show-Me Cannabis may modify and re-file the petition on the basis of feedback received.

"Two more states and the District of Columbia rejected cannabis prohibition at the ballot box yesterday, and we fully intend to join them in 2016, so we are starting this process as early as we possibly can," said Show-Me Cannabis Executive Director John Payne. "We still have a long road ahead of us, but we can feel the wind at our backs."

The amendment needs approximately 165,000 signatures to qualify for the November 2014 ballot. If adopted by a majority of voters, it would legalize and regulate cannabis for adults over 21, while also allowing for the distribution of medical cannabis with the recommendation of a physician. The amendment would likely generate tens and possibly hundreds of millions in new tax revenues to be allocated to law enforcement and firefighter pensions; substance abuse programs and underage drug use prevention; elementary, secondary, and higher education programs; veterans’ services; and the enforcement of cannabis regulations.

Show-Me Cannabis is an association of organizations and individuals, who believe that cannabis prohibition is a failed policy, and regulating and taxing cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol would better control the production, distribution, and consumption of cannabis than the current criminal market system does. The group seeks to engage Missourians in a serious, public discussion about the issues associated with marijuana consumption, including medical cannabis, industrial hemp, public safety, and financial analysis in order to address problems associated with the current, failed policy.

Stolen Vehicle In Henry County

The Henry County Sheriff's Office took a report of a stolen brown in color 1999 Plymouth Neon that was stolen around 6 p.m. last night in the Urich, Missouri area on NW 750 road.

The vehicle has a Missouri license plate of  UG2 -R3D and it also has a cracked windshield. If you see this vehicle please contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office at (660) 885-5587.

Weather Update: Temperatures heading in the wrong direction

Hope you got outside and enjoyed yesterday's weather. Much cooler conditions are headed our way starting today.....and it'll last through most of next week. Oh, and did I mention there is the dreaded 4-letter word (_NOW) we've added to Monday night's forecast? Won't be enough to get overly excited about but our first wake-up call that it won't be too long before we'll need to drag out our shovels.

One last thing to brighten your day, it's gonna feel more like late December by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Check out the graphic for high temps. Factoring in some brisk winds Wednesday morning wind chills will be in the TEENS!