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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nevada Police Make Arrests in Auto Theft

William R. Howard III
The Nevada Police report that they have concluded an investigation resulting in an auto theft report from a local car dealership located in the 100 block of E. Atlantic. Investigating officers determined that two suspects searched the lot for unlocked cars and located a set of cars keys which led to the theft of a 2006 Honda.

A short time later, the Nevada Police observed the vehicle driven in an erratic manner and attempted to execute a traffic stop. The car sped off and both the passenger and driver abandoned the car and fled on foot, leaving the unattended car to crash. 

A subsequent search by law enforcement was conducted to avail.
Police recovered the damaged stolen car, processed it for evidence and later returned the vehicle to the owner.

Barryn Reign McDonnell
Relying on a tip from the community, police developed a lead on two suspects in this auto theft case.
Arrested by the Nevada Police and charged as follows:

1. Barryn Reign McDonnell – a 17 year old Nevada resident. Warrants issued by the Vernon County Associate Court include:
a. Leaving the Scene of an Accident
b. Property Damage 2nd Degree
c. Tampering w/ a Motor Vehicle
d. Resisting Arrest by Fleeing
McDonnell was booked into the Vernon County Jail and held on $5,500 Cash or surety bond.

2. William R. Howard III – an 18 year old Nebraska resident
a. Leaving the Scene of an Accident
b. Property Damage 2nd Degree
c. Tampering w/ a Motor Vehicle
d. Resisting Arrest by Fleeing

Howard was booked into the Vernon County Jail and held on $6,000 Cash or surety bond.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

To report criminal activities to the dispatch center call 417-448-2710 or use the Tip Hotline at 417-448-5117. All information will be kept confidential.


Date: June 17, 2015
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Appleton City Car Show 2015

Everyone is invited to the 11th Annual Appleton City Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, July 11 at the Appleton City Park. Check-in will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the Car Show will be from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a $10 entry fee per vehicle.

There will be judging for all classes with the top 50 for cars and trucks, top 3 for motorcycles and top 3 for rat rods. There will also be 6 special pick awards. The first 150 entries will be given dash plaques.

There will also be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes, goodie bags and a live auction. Food concessions will be available. Proceeds from the Show will go toward a pair of $500 scholarships for local high school students.

For car show information, call Bob Roos 660-492-2822, Ted McDaniel 660-492-3779, Ed Hardesty 660-464-0360 or Doug Snodgrass 660-492-2814, or email to

Adrian Optimist 4th of July schedule

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Shed fire in Garden City

Earlier today, Chief Thomas R. Alber of the Garden City Police Department was driving through the 500 block of 10th Street in Garden City when he spotted a garden shed on fire. With the help of Robert Stein who lives in the neighborhood, they created an old fashioned bucket brigade and were able to keep the fire from spreading until Garden City Fire Department was able to arrive.

Chief Alber was able to determine the cause of the fire was accidental.

Notice of schedule change for First Christian Church in Butler

The First Christian Church in Butler, Mo will be changing their Worship & Bible Study experiences starting on Sunday, July 5th,2015. Come worship together with us @9AM,& stay with us after worship for Bible Study,which will be for all ages!

Also: The ministerial Alliance is sponsoring a free meal "CommunityCafe" every Tuesday from 5:30-6PM. The 1st Tuesday is at First Baptist, 2nd Tuesday@ Immanuel Baptist, 3rd Tuesday First Christian Church, 4th Tuesday Nazarene Church,&any 5th Tuesday at Community of Christ.

our thanks to Phyllis Lemm McBrayer

City of Drexel Annual 4th of July Celebration

Five Vernon County Residents injured in a two vehicle accident

Five Vernon County residents escaped serious injury in a two vehicle accident Tuesday evening in Vernon County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at about 9:45 P.M. Tuesday evening on US 54, 4 miles West of El Dorado Springs, in Vernon County.

The accident was involving a 2005 Nissan Sentra driven by 57 year old Cheryl Smith, of Nevada. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says, Smith was traveling Eastbound when she was stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway and was struck in the rear by a 2001 Dodge Durango driven by 17 year old Lorissa Jester, of Milo.

Smith was listed with minor injuries and transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center. Jester was listed with no injuries. Three passengers in Smith's vehicle, 59 year old Donald Creamer, 35 year old Teleacia Creamer, and 21 year old Jeramy Dukes, all of Nevada, were all listed with minor injuries and transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center.

Endangered Person Advisory For 4 Missing Children From Neosho

The Neosho Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol need your help finding four missing children from Neosho. 
Investigators say they were last with their father May 28th and could be in the Chicago or St Louis areas.

Edited from a press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol:
The Neosho Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at Chicago, Illinois, in the evening of 052815.

Missing Are:

Breaunna Deziree Woods a black, female, age 12
Moesha Monique Woods a black, female, age 7
Deziree Breaunna Woods a black , female, age 11
Rodney Cornell Woods Jr a black, male, age 9

Possible suspect is believed to be:

Rodney C Woods, a black, male, age 50,  5'11",  200 lbs, with black hair, brown eyes, and a dark complexion.

The endangered missing people are:

Breaunna Deziree Woods, is a black, female, age 12,  5'1", 150 lbs, with black hair, and brown eyes.

Moesha Monique Woods, is a black, female, age 7,  3'10", 100 lbs, with black hair, brown eyes, and a dark complexion.

Deziree Breaunna Woods, is a black, female, age 11,  5', 125 lbs, with black hair, brown eyes, and a dark complexion.

Rodney Cornell Woods, is a black, male, age 9, 4'8", 110 lbs, with black hair, and brown eyes.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:

All four children were last seen in the company of their father, Rodney Woods Sr. in Chicago, on May 28th, 2015.  They have not been seen or heard from since. They may be in the Chicago or St Louis areas.  Woods is alleged to have made comments that he harmed the children.

Anyone seeing the missing people, suspect, or associate, 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 Neosho Police Department at 417-451-8012