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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Class A CDL Drivers Wanted!

Royal Trucking Company LLC has immediate openings for class A CDL drivers. Royal trucking is a locally owned and operated company. We are looking to expand. We offer late model trucks. Royal trucking is looking for OTR CDL drivers as we currently cover all states excluding California. Generally our drivers stay in the Midwest, south and southeast. 99% no touch freight & only dry van loads OTR.

• 2 years Driving experience, including 1 year of tractor/trailer truck experience in the past 36 months • Must be 22 years of age • No more than 3 moving violations in the past 3 years. • No more than 1 DOT recordable preventable accidents in the past 3 years.

Royal Offers: • $1500.00 sign on bonus after 90 days • 0.40 cents per mile • Driver Safety and Performance bonuses • All miles paid empty & loaded • 2500 average weekly miles • Full Benefits Package ~ Health, Dental & Vision • Life Insurance • Flexible Home Time • $1000.00 minimum *5 days work*

Giving Fore Living for Donor Awareness Month: Kevin Jacobs

Kevin Jacobs: a Donor Legacy

The Giving Fore Living Committee would like to honor Kevin Jacobs this week in our article. Kevin Jacobs, the 24-year-old son of Stewart and Kerrie Jacobs of Butler, Missouri and Toni and Eldo Eaglen of Milan, MO loved spending time with his fiancé Kaycee Trevino and their beautiful daughter, Keylee Jacobs. Kevin became an organ donor at a very young age. On August 30, 2014, he was pronounced brain dead from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Even though this was a tragic loss for his family, his donation of his organs saved the lives of 5 people. He also gave the gift of sight as well as bone, bone marrow, veins and skin to as many as 50 people. Through his gift of life, he lives on in the people he saved and in the memories of his family and friends.

The third annual banquet will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Adrian Optimist Building in Adrian, MO. The golf tournament will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 and Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Butler Country Club in Butler, MO. Please join us in celebration of his life and help promote the gift of life through organ donation.

To find out more about our banquet, tournament and cause go to:

Did you know:

· One deceased donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and can save and enhance more than 100 lives through the lifesaving and healing gift of tissue donation.
  • · The cornea is the most commonly transplanted tissue. More than 40,000 corneal transplants take place each year in the United States. 
  • · A healthy person can become a ‘living donor’ by donating a kidney, or a part of the liver, lung, intestine, blood or bone marrow. 
More than 6,000 living donations occur each year. One in four donors are not biologically related to the recipient.


Scheduled power outage in Rich Hill

The City of Rich Hill will be doing some electrical upgrades on April 14, 2015. The town will be without power from 10:00 p.m until 2:00 a.m. 

If it rains we will reschedule to April 16th.

 If you have any questions or concerns please contact City Hall at 417-395-2223.

Bates County Memorial Hospital Free Educational Lunch 'N Learn

Obituary - Donna Lynn Woods

Donna Lynn Woods, 58, Archie, Missouri, died April 13, 2015 at the Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville, Missouri. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, Missouri, with inurnment in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to Harvesters Food Pantry or the American Diabetes Association.

Donna was born, the youngest of three siblings, on March 31, 1957 in Butler Missouri to Calvin and Rosie Lee (Eneff) Webb. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1975. Donna enjoyed going to garage sales and flea markets. She also enjoyed the activities of her grandson, such as baseball games and rodeos.

Donna was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by two sons, Bodie Woods of Archie, Missouri and Bryan Woods of Butler, Missouri; mother, Rosie Lee LaForte of Adrian, Missouri; brother, Mike Webb (Barbara) of Butler, Missouri; sister, Linda Witt of Garden City, Missouri; 7 grandchildren and one on the way.

Should we worry about Powassan virus?

It's not like you already don't have enough to worry about, but talk about the Powassan virus is making it's way around social media like wildfire. Should you be concerned? Yes, if you live in the far Northeastern part of the United States. Powassan virus can be contracted within minutes of a tick bite and can present symptoms similar to those of Lyme disease. In addition, victims of the  are particularly susceptible to neurological damage through encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. There is no known cure or treatment. 

Now that's scary.

Some good news, please? There are no reported cases of Powassan virus in Missouri, Kansas or neighboring states. So far.

Black legged ticks, like the one shown here are famous for carrying Lyme disease but also carry the Powassan virus and researchers working steadfastly to find a solution. In the meantime, carry on with your outdoor fun, just slather on a good helping of DEET based tick repellent.

A previous article about a local tick-borne strain can be found here.

Results of Butler Jr. High track meet yesterday

The Butler Junior High Track Team traveled to Archie on Monday April 13th to compete in the Archie Invitational on a cool, windy day. This was our 1st regular format track meet and we competed very well finishing 6th out of 15 teams in the boys division and 7th in the girls division out of 14 teams. Many of the athlete’s set new personal records in their events! The following are point winners for the meet:

Girls Division:

6th Place: Madison Tippie—High Jump 3’ 8”

5th Place: 4x800 m Relay—Reayn Hill, Tailor Olson, Jayde Eidson, Lilli Colburn 13:04.06

Claire Sutton—Long Jump 11’ 10”

4th Place: Margo Miller—100 m Hurdles 19.67

Medal Winners:

3rd Place: 4x100 m Relay—Peyten Heckadon, Jayde Eidson, Lanie Kauffman, Mackaylea Wareham 1:00.3

4x200 m Relay—Margo Miller, Jayde Eidson, Reayn Hill, Claire Sutton 2:06.73

2nd Place: 4x400 m Relay—Mackaylea Wareham, Peyten Heckadon, Margo Miller, Claire Sutton 5:02.99

Mar Shaun’ta Jamerson—Discus 66’8 ½”

1st Place: Claire Sutton—100 m Hurdles 17.65

Boys Division:

6th Place: 4x800m Relay Hunter Stevenson, Aaron McCoy, Chase Anderson, Josh Noe 12:03

5th Place: Derrick Shobe—200 m Dash 26.77

4th Place: Kirby Connell—100 m Hurdles 19.14

Medal Winners:

3rd Place: 4x200 m Relay—Derrick Shobe, Tyler Hough, Cody Gabriel, Jake Koehn 1:50.53

4x400 m Relay—Tyler Hough, Zack Wicks, Kirby Connell, Cody Gabriel4:25.24

2nd Place: Kirby Connell—High Jump 5’

1st Place: 4x100m Relay—Cody Gabriel, Kirby Connell, Jake Koehn, Derrick Shobe 52.69

Cody Gabriel—High Jump 5’2”


BCMH now offering Patient Channel to further health education

Bates County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the availability of The Patient Channel to all of our hospital patients before, during, and after their hospital stay. The Patient Channel delivers award-winning health education video programming on hospital televisions and via an online portal to help educate patients on their health conditions and prepare them for transitioning back home.

The Patient Channel provides informative and accessible programming on a variety of health conditions, including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and more. Topics such as communicating with your doctor, staying safe while in the hospital, managing medicines, and self-care at home are also covered. Patients can watch programming 24/7 on their in-room hospital television, or on their own internet-enabled mobile devices.

All content on the Patient Channel is overseen and reviewed by a Medical Advisory Board which works diligently to ensure that all content is clinically accurate and presented in an engaging and easy-to-understand way for patients and their families.

Cheryl Hebblethwaite, Education Coordinator for BCMH:

“The Patient Channel helps supplement our nurse’s patient education efforts. Because it is always available, our nursing staff is able to recommend quality, up-to-date education for patients and caregivers.”

“The Patient Channel is the largest in-hospital health information television network in the U.S.” said Dave Ross, President of The Wellness Network. “Through our partnerships with leading clinicians and professional health organizations, we are able to offer our hospital subscribers and their patients the very best in health education content.”

The Patient Channel is a product of The Wellness Network (TWN).

Miami baseball game changes for today...

Attention players and parents:

Tonight's Baseball game between Miami and Adrian has been moved to Adrian due to unplayable field conditions at Miami. They will play two  five inning games.

Note- Softball WILL STILL BE PLAYING AT MIAMI-first pitch 4:30 PM

Any questions, please contact the school.

-our thanks to Brian Wood

Butler Jr. High track results from Friday Invitational

The Butler Junior High Track Team traveled to Cass Midway on Friday to compete in the Cass Midway HS/JH Combo Invitational. This was an exciting meet for us with many outstanding performances! The boys took 4th place out of 15 schools and our girls finished in 2nd place! The following are point winners for the meet:

Girls Division: 2nd Place Overall
6th Place: Mar Shaunta Jamerson—discus 60’
5th Place: Reayn Hill—800 m 3:04.16
4th Place: Lilli Colburn—800 m 303.72
Margo Miller—100 m Hurdles 20.31 
Medal Winners:
3rd Place: Margo Miller—Long Jump 12’ 1/2”
2nd Place: Madison Tippie—High Jump 4’ 2”
4 x 100 m Relay—Peyten Heckadon, Jayde Eidson, Lanie Kauffman, Mackaylea Wareham 59.69
4x400 m Relay—Mackaylea Wareham, Peyten Heckadon, Margo Miller, Claire Sutton 4:51.87
1st Place: Claire Sutton—100 m Hurdles 18.32
4x200 m Relay—Margo Miller, Jayde Eidson, Reayn Hill, Claire Sutton 2:05.27
Boys Division: 4th Place Overall
6th Place: Zack Wicks—100 m 13.44
5th Place: Zack Wicks—200 m 28.66
Dillon Hill—Discus 89’ 4”

Medal Winners:
3rd Place: Kirby Connell—High Jump 4’ 10”
Derrick Shobe—200 m 27.52
4 x 400 m Relay—Tyler Hough, Nathan Williams, Kirby Connell, Cody Gabriel 4:18.37
2nd Place: Cody Gabriel—High Jump 4’ 10”
4x100 m Relay—Nathan Williams, Kirby Connell, Jake Koehn, Derrick Shobe 52.73
1st Place: 4x200m Relay—Derrick Shobe, Tyler Hough, Cody Gabriel, Jake Koehn 1:49.29

- our thanks to 
Julie Diehl
Science, 7th Grade and HS Ecology
Butler R-V School District