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Friday, June 19, 2015

Midwest Music Mart Swap Meet & Trunk Sale

We have an opening for a food vendor at our event tomorrow at Butler Music. If you would like to come out and cook food, serve people and raise money for your cause, we have a VIP spot open. There is no fee to set up. 

Your vendor must be selling big items such as hamburgers hot dogs, bbq, steaks, etc for the VIP spot. Other food vendors are welcome for any of our other open spots. No set up fee. Our main food vendor backed out so we have none. 

Please share this with your friends. Contact number is 816-872-5659.

Butler Community Cafe Every Tuesday Free meal served to anyone


Clinton man arrested after bizzare incident

A strange incident inside the Clinton Capri packaging plant Thursday morning ended with a man arrested on charges of municipal assault.

Lt. Sonny Lynch of the Clinton Police Department told The Democrat that while one man was inside the plant taking an employment test his relative wandered inside the plant and allegedly assaulted a woman. 


Arrested in the Capri parking lot Thursday was Jeffrey Hartsell, 48, Clinton. Hartsell was held on $1,000 bail after being transported to the Henry County Detention Center.

According to the report, a relative of Hartsell’s was allowed to enter the plant for some type of employment testing or training. Hartsell was in the same vehicle as the man but once inside, Hartsell is alleged to have entered the building himself without permission While inside the building Hartsell is alleged to have assaulted a female employee. Hartsell is said to have grabbed the woman’s hair, holding her and shouting obscenities.


Another Capri employee intervened and Hartsell reportedly released the woman and exited the plant. Hartsell was not armed.


The Clinton Police Department quickly responded and took Hartsell into custody in the parking lot of Capri on Golden Drive in north Clinton..


Lt. Lynch related to The Democrat that Hartsell’s family members stated he has health issues. Lynch said the investigation continues.


Courtesy of The Clinton Daily Democrat 

Need Rodeo Tickets???

Butler Saddle Club Rodeo Queen Candidate Jessica Willlerton
The 63rd Butler Saddle Club Rodeo will be June 19th, 20th and 21st in the arena on the Bates County Fairgrounds.

Advance tickets can be purchased today at Bear Stop in Butler from Butler Saddle Club Rodeo Queen Candidate Jessica Willerton or you can call 816-719-6946.

The cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Advanced children’s tickets are $5 and $8 at the gate. Call now and save some money, the cost is the same regardless of what night you attend.

REMINDER: Safety Village Sign Ups in Butler this Sunday


Sign-ups for Safety Village will be held on Sunday, June 21st at the Old Butler High School from 5 – 7pm and is for children that are 4 and 5 years of age. Parents are encouraged to bring their participating child so they may meet their teen leaders and take a tour of Safety Village as well as filling out the appropriate paper work.

Safety Village will begin on Monday, June 22nd and will run through Friday, June 26th. Two sessions will be held this year, morning sessions will be from 9am until noon and the afternoon sessions will be held from 1 – 4pm.

Safety Village is a program that focuses on teaching safety to 4 and 5 year olds. It’s a week long program that is filled with activities to make learning safety objectives fun while they are learning.

Children participating are put in small groups of two or three and then assigned to a responsible teen helper. Each day offers stations of snacks, coloring and crafts, videos, role playing, and “driving” around Safety Village.

Safety Village is sponsored by the Bates County Elks Lodge. If further information is needed call 660-679-4025.

REMINDER: Burn outs for Brice Car Show tomorrow in Adrian

The 2nd annual “burn outs” for Brice car show will be held on Saturday, June 20th from 10am – 3pm at RJays Speed Shop, 202 S. Old Highway 71 in Adrian (south of Casey’s). See flyer below for more details.
Trophies for tomorrow looking good

Bates County Elks Lodge Youth Fishing Derby


Obituary - Jay Dee Overstreet

Jay Dee Overstreet
Jay Dee Overstreet, 63, of Raymore, MO passed June 17, 2015. Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation 10-11 AM. Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to Kansas City Hospice 1500 Meadow Lake Pkwy #200, Kansas City, MO 64114 or American Cancer Society 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105. Jay was born September 8, 1951 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Jearald and Verna (Faulkner) Overstreet. Jay was preceded in death by his father, Jearald Overstreet. He is survived by his wife, Clorecia of 38 years; children, Jayme and Justin Overstreet; mother, Verna Overstreet; brothers, Jerry Overstreet (Rosemary) and Jeff Overstreet (Vicki); sister, Traci Overstreet (Hobie Crane) and many nieces and nephews.

Jay was an avid outdoorsman; he loved hunting, fishing, and all of his dogs.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278.

MLB cancels more than 60 million votes for All-Star Game

Major League Baseball announced that they are canceling more than 60 million votes for the All-Star Game, according to Yahoo Sports.

The article states that the league decided to cancel the votes because they suspected fraud in the voting. Individuals are allowed to vote up to 35 times per email address for the All-Star Game.

“It puts us in a hard spot,” Eric Hosmer told Yahoo Sports. “You won’t go on my Twitter and see, ‘Hey, vote for me and I’ll sign a bat and send it to you.’ We’re not trying to go out and advertise ourselves. Obviously, the team does stuff for us. But that’s what every team’s gonna do.”

FOX 4 spoke with Royals Vice President-Community Affairs & Publicity Toby Cook shortly after the announcement.

“We have no indication that it’s going to affect any of the ballot release that has been put over the past couple of weeks,” Cook said of the Royals who are leading the polls for the All-Star Game.