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Monday, April 27, 2015

Job Opening in Archie

Mama's Kitchen Hometown Fixins
Mama's Kitchen Hometown Fixins in Archie, Mo is now accepting applications for experienced waitresses for full and part time evening positions.

Applications are available now and we would love to have you join our team here at Mama's Kitchen.

We are located at 404 SW Outer Road Archie, Missouri 816-293-5999.

Part Time Police Officer Needed

Seeking part time Police Officer. Applicant must be P.O.S.T. certified, have high school diploma or equivalent, and must have knowledge of Police Procedures, computer skills, public relations, and good ethics. Candidate must possess the ability to establish an effective working relationship with fellow employees, city officials and the public. 

Position is a 20 hour work week with flexible schedule. Call 660-476-2631 for application and send with resume to City Clerk, 114 E 4th St., Appleton City, MO 64724 by May 15, 2015.

Bates County Animal Shelter

My name is Bert Allen Brooks and I am the director at House Of Hound which is a home based state licensed 501c3 non-profit dog rescue based in Grandview, Missouri. I am now entering into my second year of operations and have been looking for a location where my services are really needed. Zoning issues here in Grandview only allow me to do so much so I now need to think bigger and in new directions. Over the past several months I have worked almost exclusively in Bates County and have seen the real need in the community for a facility/shelter which would be a welcome family friendly environment the entire Bates County community can utilize. I eventually would like to incorporate a dog park, dog walk and maybe a pet cemetery. I have allot to offer the community and would also be extending support to Animal Control Officers not only in Butler but County wide. I have spoken with County and City Officials on several occasions and everyone has been very helpful and positive about my move to Bates County. I have also been working very hard on my own and with local realtors, looking at many properties throughout the County. Realizing what kind of funds I will now have to raise in order to bring a real Animal Shelter to the area I would like to see if your news organization would be willing to run a story on the efforts taking place right now. All of my documentation can be found on the main House Of Hound website listed below. I just graduated from Ashworth College to be a Veterinary Assistant on 04/24/2015. House Of Hound has also been filming the pilot episodes for a tv show about dog rescue which is available on Roku/Vimeo. 

Bert Allen Brooks
House Of Hound
(816) 605-1755 

Long Time Nevada Business Closing In June

A longtime Nevada manufacturing facility is set to close it's doors in June. American Standard, formerly Crane Plumbing, notified employees on Friday that they will be ceasing operations in their Nevada manufacturing facility effecting on Tuesday, June 30th of this year. 

The plant was originally part of Crane Plumbing, LLC, but was merged with two other entities to form American Stand Brands in 2009. Company executives informed the 133 employees in Nevada that production would be relocated to there facilities within the American Standard Brands operations, which includes 50 production facilities worldwide. The Nevada plant makes sanitary chinaware products such as toilets, urinals, and bathroom sinks. 

American Standard CEO Steve Delarge says in a press release that the decision, while difficult, was unavoidable in the interested of securing the company's future. Plans for the plant itself are not known at this time.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: CCW Classes

The Bates County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a free CCW class on May 16th. This class is for Bates County residents only. You must provide ear and eye protection. The class is 8 hours long and starts at 8 a.m. 

If you live in Bates County and want to sign up please contact Jami Page at 6606793232. 

Please do not sign up for the class if you are not going to attend. This is a highly sought after class and the class size is limited. 

If anyone signs up for the class and doesn't show up, they will not be permitted to sign up for any future classes.

Nationwide Drunk Driving Crackdown: Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over

Local police will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide Youth Alcohol Enforcement “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout St. Clair County, will run from May 1 – May 12.

The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving during the campaign.

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown. Although it is illegal to drive drunk far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the serious nature of the nation’s continuing drunk driving epidemic.

Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more impaired drivers or motorcycle operators. There were 191 people killed and 640 seriously injured in 2014 Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver by either alcohol and/or drugs.

The Youth Alcohol Enforcement is particularly dangerous. During the Youth Alcohol Enforcement six people were killed and 29 seriously injured in Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver (alcohol and/or drugs). A substance impaired driver less than 21 years of age was involved in two of the serious injuries.DWI arrests were made statewide.

“Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this nationwide effort, we will make St. Clair County roadways safer for everyone throughout the holiday,” said the sheriff. “We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea. Unfortunately, not only does drinking impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive. If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel. If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses,”

The sheriff noted that being arrested for driving drunk brings a wide range of negative consequences into one’s life. Drunk drivers face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment.

“Driving drunk is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance. Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’” said Sheriff Keeler.

Hudson Hustlers 4-H’ers compete in state wildlife contest

From Left  Alexis O’Farrell, Jacob Uptegrove and
Dawson Hoagland
On Saturday, April 18th, three Hudson Hustler 4-H members Dawson Hoagland, Alexis O'Farrell & Jacob Uptegrove, participated in the Junior Division of the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) in Columbia, MO.  Seventeen 4-H’ers from across the state, fourteen Juniors (Ages 8-13) and three Seniors (Ages 14-19), met at the Bradford Research Center to compete in the WHEP contest. 

This year the contest was based on the Great Plains Grasslands - Tallgrass/mixed Prairie eco-region.  The kids were required to evaluate a 100 acre site and recommend wildlife practices for specific species, write a wildlife plan and compete in the wildlife challenge testing their wildlife identification and knowledge. 

4-H’ers shown competing in the WHEP contest
The Bates County team placed 7th, 9th &10th individually and a very close 2nd as a team. The Vernon County team placed 1st and Pike County placed 3rd.

Butler City Wide Garage Sale Maps Now Available

Butler’s City Wide Garage Sale will be held this Saturday, May 2nd rain or shine.

Garage sale maps are now available at the following locations:

  • Cook Insurance Agency
  • Koehn Bakery
  • The Messenger and The Hub
  • Medicalodges
  • Osage Valley Electric Cooperative
  • Casey’s General Store – both locations
  • Massey’s Country Mart
  • Gray’s CafĂ©
  • Citizens Bank
  • Derailed Commodity
  • The Dusty Attic
  • Fm92
  • Sonic
  • The Pennell at the Inn Building
  • Adrian Bank

Courtesy of Marla Kash 92.1 News

Nylabone issues recall for dog chews

(CNN) - Nylabone dog chews sold in a Puppy Starter Kit are being recalled for possible salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration said there's a potential risk that dogs or humans handling the bone-shaped chews could be infected.

The recall is voluntary and no illnesses have been linked to the product.

Symptoms of salmonella infection include lethargy, fever, vomiting and bowel upset.

The recalled Puppy Starter Kit consists of one lot of dog chews that were distributed nationwide, to Canada, and through one domestic online mail order facility.

Only packages carrying the lot number 21935 are affected.

Copyright 2015 CNN. All rights reserved.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office: Trailer recovered

On April 26, a St. Clair County met with Danny Purvis in reference to an abandoned trailer found on his property at the southeast corner of the junction of B Highway and E Highway, Osceola.

The trailer was located behind a barn and had several pieces of tin piled on and around it. The investigation determined the trailer was owned by Timothy Stevens and was reported stolen from his residence on B Highway on April 8. The trailer was stolen along with a red and gray Polaris 400, a green and yellow John Deere zero turn lawn mower, and a weed eater. There was no sign of the other items reported stolen.

Stevens responded to the scene and identified the trailer. It was noted his residence where the items were stolen is located an estimated half mile east of where the trailer was found.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Warrant Arrest

 Kristi Swearengin
On April 24, Kristi Swearengin, 43, Urbana, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Dallas County warrant charging her with a class C felony of involuntary manslaughter-first degree. Bond is set at $50,000 cash or surety.

Updated Obituary - Lewis E. "Gene" Fields

Lewis E. "Gene" Fields 62, of Butler Missouri, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Willow Lane Care Center in Butler. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at Taberville Cemetery in Taberville, Missouri, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice.

Lewis was born March 17, 1953 in Independence Missouri, the son of Lewis A. Fields and Clarice Coonce and grew up around Harrisonville Missouri. Lewis did mechanical work, loved hunting and fishing, and spending time with family. He loved gardening with his wife, Mary, and their dogs, Jack and Trixie.

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis A. and Clarice Fields, his wife of 40 years, Mary K. Fields, two brothers, Ronnie Fields and Larry Fields, three sisters, Carolyn Barnard, Donna Barnard, and Shirley Eslick, one great-granddaughter, Chloe Wadel. He is survived by his step-son, Robert O'Banion and wife, Tiffany of Butler, Missouri; step-daughter, Brenda Langley of Butler, Missouri; son, Doug Fields and wife, Stacy of Peculiar, Missouri; one brother, Randy Fields and wife, Helen of Rich Hill, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Obituary - Grace Clariece Carlson

Grace Clariece Carlson, 86, Kansas City, Missouri, formerly Cleveland, Missouri, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2015 at the West Line Christian Church in Cleveland, Missouri with visitation from 1:00-2:00. Burial will be in Glenwild Cemetery, Cleveland. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Line Christian Church Memorial Fund.

(A complete obituary will be posted when available).

Unwanted drug take back set for May 16th in Butler

The Butler Police along with the Bates County Sheriffs Office and the Bates County Health Department will conduct a prescription and over the counter drug drop off center on May 16 2015. We will accept any over the counter or prescription drugs that are no longer needed or have expired. 

We will not accept any syringes or inhalers. The hours of operation are from 10am to 2pm at the Bates Co Health Center 501 N Orange.

If you have any questions you may contact the Butler Police Department at 679-6131.