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Friday, May 29, 2015

Obituary - Galen Leo Cherry

Galen Cherry passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at his home that he shared with Dora Cherry in Fort Scott, Kan., after a brief struggle with cancer.

Galen was an avid lover of animals and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was proceeded in death by his parents Robert G Cherry Sr. and Mildred d’Arlene Cherry.

He is survived by his children John Cherry and his wife Marian, Sabrina Goldman and husband Marty, Mitchell Blazek and Cody Cherry, his brother Robert G Cherry Jr. and wife Linda, sister Robyne L. Shumate and husband Keith and Lois C. Sutton and husband Brian Sutton. 

He also is survived by his seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bates County Circuit Court News May 19 - 29th 2015

Diana L Rich , Clerk
 May 19-29, 2015

  • Deborah A Crawford v Jason Crawford, Dissolution of Marriage granted.
  • Jason A Shackles v Jamie L Wackerman-Shackles, Dissolution of Marriage granted.

Bates County Sheriff's Office: R.A.D. class

The Bates County Sheriff's Office will be hosting another R.A.D. class on June 6th & 7th. This is a self-defense class for women. The class is offered free to women of Bates County. You must attend both days of the class. It starts at 9 a.m. on each day and ends around 1 p.m. If you would like more information on the class or would like to sign up, please contact Jami Page at 660-679-3232. Class size is limited.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: D.A.R.E Family Fun Day

Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson would like to invite Bates County children and their families to attend the D.A.R.E. Family Fun Day at the Bates County Sheriff's Office on June 13th. Sheriff Anderson and his Administrative Staff organized this event so kids can interact with Sheriff's Deputies. With everything that has been going on lately in the media, Sheriff Anderson does not want our youth to be scared of Law Enforcement. If kids are scared, hurt or needs help in any way he wants them to know they can run to Law Enforcement, not run away from them. Sheriff Anderson wants kids to know that Law Enforcement Officers are their friends and are here to help them if the need arises.

The event will be held June 13th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the west parking lot at the Bates County Sheriff's Office. There will be bounce houses kids can play in. They will have a chance to Dunk-A-Deputy in the dunk tank or win a prize at one of the carnival games. Deputies will be cooking hot dogs, popcorn and snow-cones to give away. Kids will be able to look at police vehicles and see our K-9's at work. Bring your camera so you can take your child's picture with DAREN the Lion. The first 100 kids will get a free D.A.R.E. t-shirt.

We hope you mark your calendars and plan on attending this FREE event with your family.

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Man had 800 pounds of pot in truck

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -Prosecutors say a man was charged with drug trafficking after he allegedly drove 800 pounds of marijuana through Springfield on his way from California to New York. Prosecutor Kevin Young says 56-year-old Ashot Grigoryan was charged Wednesday.

A probable cause statement says a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who stopped Grigoryan's 32-foot refrigerated truck earlier this year on Interstate 44 found 36 cardboard boxes and five nylon bags full of bundles of marijuana. His paperwork said Grigoryan was transporting stir fry sauce.

The Springfield News-Leader reports ( ) charges were delayed because authorities thought the case would be tried in federal court but federal prosecutors deferred to state officials.

Grigoryan's bond was set at $10,000 with an agreement to reduce it to $2,500 if he appears in court.

Courtesy of Springfield News-Leader,

McGennis Youth Center fishing derby‏

Have you seen these missing men?

2 young men who attended Rocklahoma music festival last weekend have gone missing. 

If anyone has any information at all on the whereabouts of Cody Parrick and Ben Baber.

Please call the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office at 918 756 4311.

Please share this as much as possible.

Weather Update: Finally a dry weekend...

Raise your hand if you're ready for a dry weekend.

After one more day of showers and thunderstorms, expect dry conditions this weekend, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

Storms on Friday could be strong with gusty winds and small hail, but severe weather is not anticipated. Area streams and local soils are sensitive to moderate/heavy rain, so some additional flooding is also possible.