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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fatality Accident in Bates County this morning

 Around 8:50 a.m. This Morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with The Bates County Sheriffs Office, Bates County EMS all responded to a 2 vehicle fatality accident at Route B Highway and County Road 365 just East of the Rich Hill City limits.

The accident occurred when the 1998 Ford F150 driven by 24 year old Alisa N. Swarens of Rich Hill, Missouri was Eastbound on Route B when a 2000 Ford Winstar van driven by 83 year old Hazel Smith also of Rich Hill, Missouri turned left into the path of the Swarens Vehicle and was struck in the side.

Hazel Smith was pronounced dead at The Bates County Memorial Hospital, Alisa Swarens refused medical treatment at the scene. Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene.


Courtesy of Mid America Live


Cancelled Endangered Silver Advisory - St. Clair County

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department has cancelled an Endangered SILVER Advisory for a missing adult incident that occurred at 7140 SE 1200 Road, Collins, MO at 8:00 PM on 04/07/2015. 

The endangered SILVER advisory missing adult is:
Leslie Dan Besser, a white, male, age 83, hgt 5' 7", 185 lbs, grey hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, wearing unknown clothing. Unique characteristics: Walks with a shuffle

Diagnosed Medical Condition(s): Uses supplemental oxygen and was released from the hospital on 04/07/2015.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Silver Person incident
Leslie “Dan” Besser has been located alive in a wooded area in Collins, MO.

Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department at 417-646-2565.

Obituary - Harold Sanderson

Harold Sanderson, formerly of Schell City, passed away on Thursday, April 2nd. He was 71. A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 11th at the Schell City Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Springfield woman arrested

On April 8, Juliet Kuhnert, 45, Springfield, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Green County warrant charging her with a class C felony of burglary-second degree. The charge stems from an incident on Sept. 19, 2014. The warrant was issued on April 2. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

Vernon County Sheriffs Office Press Release: Meth lab found in Moundville home, one arrested‏

Jay W Strunk
A meth lab, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia were seized during a drug raid at a residence in the 200 block of Otto Street in Moundville late Tuesday night. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Deputies and agents with the CNET Drug Task Force served a search warrant on the residence as a result of a drug investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the investigation has been ongoing for a while. “We have been gathering information on this case and had to wait until we had enough for a search warrant, and it paid off” Mosher said. 

An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday afternoon for Jay W Strunk, 42 of Moundville for: Distribution/Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance, Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance, 1st degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Unlawful use of Drug Paraphernalia. Mosher said the lab was removed by certified lab technicians without incident. Strunk is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond. 

BCYAC Potato Day: Today is the Ordering Deadling

BATES COUNTY, Mo - It’s time for the Bates County Youth Advocacy Council’s “Potato Day” on Monday, April 13th. For the price of $5.00, you can have a large, baked potato (choice of ham or chili), sour cream, a homemade cookie and a water delivered to your home, business or school.


Order your loaded baked potato between Friday, April 3rd and Thursday April 9th by calling the Get Fit Gym in Butler at 660-200-2100 or e-mail your order to bcyouthadvocacycouncil@gmail.com. April 9th is the deadline so they will have an adequate supply of potatoes.

Deliveries will be made in Butler from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunchtime deliveries will be made in Rich Hill and Adrian. You must be within the city limits for delivery! You can also place pick-up orders. These can be picked up at the Uptown Church, 7 E Dakota Street, Butler.

There are a limited number of potatoes available, so “Don’t Be a DUD! Order a Spud!” Order forms will be delivered the week of April 6 to schools and businesses that have previously purchased from BCYAC.

All proceeds are used to finance BCYAC projects including: county-wide Advanced Placement class (college credit) scholarships, two $1000 scholarships for Bates County seniors, a free, county-wide Day Camp, the Butler Youth Center and the Pool Pals program. The BCYAC is a not-for-profit that provides programs and opportunities for the youth of Bates County.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: DARE Family Fun Night


Motorcycle Helmet Laws could be changing in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A measure opponents say increases the risks to motorcyclists and would burden society with the costs of injuries from non-helmet-wearing riders is moving forward in the Missouri Legislature.

The Missouri House on Wednesday gave first-round approval to a measure that would allow people 21 and older to ride a motorcycle without a helmet.

Rep. Eric Burlison, of Springfield, says it's a matter of personal freedom and that the government should not interfere with the choice to wear a helmet.
He says adults should be allowed to make their own decisions.

A similar measure has passed the House in previous years but has not succeeded in the Senate, where it will move after another affirmative vote in the House.

Attention: Sabra recalls hummus due to contamination concerns

Sabra Dipping Company announced Wednesday that it is voluntarily recalling some of its stock of classic hummus sold nationwide.

About 30,000 cases are being recalled because of concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes, the Food and Drug Administration stated, though there have been no related reports of illness.

Concerns arose about the product after a sample testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development came back positive for Listeria.

Five stock-keeping units or SKUs are affected.

People are advised to check codes and expiration dates to see if their products are affected. Officials urge those with affected products to either dispose of them or return them to the store for a refund.




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Endangered person advisory in St.Clair County

An Endangered Person Advisory has been issued for an 83 year-old man from Collins. On Wednesday, April 8, at 8:15 a.m., Leslie "Dan" Besser was reported missing from his home on SE 1200 Road. Besser was last seen on April 7, at approximately 8 p.m. and was recently released from the hospital.

Besser is a white male 5’7”, 185 lbs., brown hair, and blue eyes. His direction of travel is unknown along with what color clothing he was wearing.

St. Clair County deputies and volunteers from area fire departments searched the immediate area around Besser’s residence throughout the day on April 8. Another search is scheduled for April 9.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information related to the case to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office, 417-646-2565.