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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

And another one bites the dust...

The city of Butler continues to remove the eyesores- dangerous, unsightly vacant houses. This is what is left of a shack on the corner of Page and Mill streets on the northeast corner of town. After hauling off the debris, expect to see a smooth plot of land at this location in the near future.

Other demolitions have already been completed and some of the most recently cleared lots can be seen on Olive street south of Fort Scott and along south Mechanic street.

More around town are set to be dozed soon, their fate clearly marked with bright spray paint on the structure.

Search continues for missing Missouri boy with autism

Johnathan Shay
Jonathan Shay, 13, is still missing from the St. James, Missouri area. Shay went missing, along with his cousin, Xavier Baylor,11, around 7:30 on Thursday, July 9.

The boys went missing from the 10000 block of County Road 3470, south of St. James. PCSD reported that it was “believed they walked away from the residence.”

The Everbridge mass notification system, used by Phelps County to alert citizens about emergencies, sent out an alert about the missing boys around 10:45 a.m. Friday. The family and friends of the boys organized a private search for the boys via social media early Friday afternoon. Law enforcement officers also continued to search.

Baylor was located by searchers from the Highway Patrol approximately 1:15 p.m. near the Dry Fork Creek in St. James. In a press release from Phelps County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD), locals were asked to pay “special attention in St. James and areas south of St. James for Johnathan L. Shay.”

Baylor’s step-mother, Julie Baylor, reported on the St. James Leader-Journal’s Facebook page, in response to questions about why the boys separated, “Xavier said he’d been trying to convince Johnathan to give up, but he wouldn’t. When Xavier decided not to go any further, Johnathan left on his own. Xavier has tried to help searching and finding where they had last been together, but it’s easy to get turned around in the woods and he’s only 11.”

Baylor’s mother, Andrea Lewis, reported on the St. James Leader-Journal’s Facebook page, in response to the same questions, that Baylor “has already talked with law enforcement numerous times and has helped them with trying to find his cousin” and “they split up the next morning sometime because Xavier wanted to go back.”

According to the endangered person advisory issued around 2 a.m., Friday, for the two boys, Shay “has run away before and was found approximately 12 hours later in poor condition.”

Shay is a white male and is 5 feet, 2 inches tall. He weighs 100 pounds and has brown hair, hazel eyes and was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, dark blue shorts and black tennis shoes. PCSD, the Highway Patrol, and the friends and family of Shay report that Shay has autism.

Local media, including the The Rolla Daily News, St. James Leader-Journal and the Waynesville Daily Guide shared the story on their Facebook and Twitter pages early Friday morning, prompting thousands of shares and people offering to help search.
Captain Rick Hope, of the PCSD, told the Leader-Journal, Sunday afternoon, that PCSD was not turning volunteer searchers away, but could not have them in the woods because it could interfere with the dogs trying to locate Shay’s scent. Volunteer searchers are being encouraged to drive the roads in the surrounding area in the hopes of finding Shay when or if he comes out of the woods.

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St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Warrant Arrest Issued

Rachel Wheatley
Class C felony possession of a controlled substance
Warrant issued on June 17, 2014

Wheatley, Rachael Desiree

Address: (Last Known)
5655 SW K HWY

Employer: (Last Known)

SEX: Female

DOB: 1978-06-05
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 508
Weight: 160
Race: White

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Two wanted on warrants 

If you have any information, please contact the 
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office 

$2 gas likely to return after Iran nuclear deal

NEW YORK — U.S. drivers can look forward to $2 gas later this year, thanks in part to the Iran nuclear deal announced Tuesday.

Gas may only dip a few cents when the Iranian oil first starts to flow again, but by September drivers could see big savings.

“Once we get past Labor Day, we should see gas falling by 10 to 15 cents a month,” said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst with the Oil Price Information Service. “By December a lot of places are going to see gasoline at $2 or less.”

Iran hasn’t been able to sell oil to the United States since 1995. Most major Western countries imposed sanctions within the last five years aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program. Instead it’s been selling to China, India, Turkey and other developing markets.
Whole crude oil and gasoline prices were both slightly lower Tuesday on news of a deal between six major powers and Iran.

“[Iran] will only add to the oil glut on the market and increase the selling pressure,” wrote Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Ava Trade.

The details of how sanctions will be lifted is not yet known. Some critics in Congress want to keep U.S. sanctions in place, but President Obama has vowed to veto any such efforts. And even if U.S. sanctions do stay in place for a while, the flow of Iranian oil to Europe will push down prices in global oil markets.

Iran could add as much as 500,000 barrels of oil per day to worldwide markets by the end of this year, according to experts at a recent Credit Suisse conference on Iranian sanctions and oil. The International Energy Agency estimates Iran could add as much as 800,000 barrels a day months after sanctions are lifted. Another 30 million barrels of Iranian crude are estimated to be in storage and ready for sale, according to FACTS Global Energy, an industry consultancy.

The average gas price at U.S. stations is now $2.78 for a gallon of regular, according to AAA. Gas prices had fallen below $2 at most U.S. gas stations this past winter.
Even without Iranian oil, global production has been booming. North America, OPEC nations and record production from Russia and Iraq have been adding to a glut of oil on world markets. Economic problems in Europe and China also are curbing demand.
Kloza said Iran will add even more oil to the markets in 2016 as it improves its oil industry’s infrastructure, which has suffered under the sanctions.

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Fan Appreciation Night at Nevada Speedway

Make plans NOW to join us at I-49 Nevada Speedway this Saturday July 18th for our FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT. General Admission will be just $5.00 for Adults and Kids ages 6-12! Kids 5 and under will be Free. It will also be KIDS BICYCLE RACES at intermission and we will be having $1.00 Hot dogs at the concession stands! 

STREET STOCKS HAVE BEEN ADDED to this weekends race schedule. We will be racing Mini Stocks/Fwd, Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, USRA B-Mods, USRA Modifieds and Late Models!! Gates will open at 4:30pm, Hot Laps at 7:00pm with Racing to follow. Invite your friends and family on out for a great night of racing, and don't forget to bring the kids with their bicycles!! 

Check out for rules, payouts, race schedule and other information!

Electrical Line Fire In Rich Hill

On Monday 7/13/15 at approximately 8:50pm, the Rich Hill Fire Department responded to 13th Street between Park Avenue & Maple Street to a electrical line on fire.Upon arrival fire was out, but with live wires on the ground. 

The Rich Hill Fire Department assisted the city of Rich Hill Electrical Crews in replacing power line. The scene was cleared at 10:15pm.

Obituary - Kenneth L. “Monty” Purvis

A Memorial Celebration of life for Monty Purvis will be held between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City. The family will be present to greet friends and neighbors, followed by a short eulogy at the closing of the celebration.

The family suggests anyone who wishes to make donations in Monty's memory choose Blessed Trinity Hospice. Donations may be left at Hill & Son Funeral Home.

Kenneth L. “Monty” Purvis, 73, of Grandview, passed away July 10, 2015 in Belton. Monty was born March 19, 1942 in Appleton City, MO to Kenneth and Loene Purvis.

He was a good man and a wonderful father. He never knew a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. His smile could light up a room. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his mother and 1 sister, Susan.

He is survived by his wife, Lois, sons Terry and Rickey, daughter Jennifer, grandson Jordan, father Kenneth, brothers Larry Purvis (Vicki) and Danny Purvis (Carol), and sisters Patti Young (Ron) and Debbie Angell (Don).

Obituary - William J. "Bill" Bauer

William J. "Bill" Bauer
Funeral Services for William J. "Bill" Baur will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Reverend Ron Beaton will be officiating the services. A visitation will be held preceding the service from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. with inuranment in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri.

The family suggests any memorial donations be made to the AC CAR CLUB for expenses incurred in the annual car show.

William Joseph “Bill” Bauer, 72, son of Joe T. and Ina (Good) Bauer, was born October 24, 1942 the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Missouri. He passed away, unexpectedly, Saturday, July 11, 2015 at his home of 18 years in rural Appleton City.

Bill graduated from Appleton City High School in 1960. Immediately following graduation he began work for Deems Farm Equipment and remained with them many years growing to love John Deere. Before his heart pulled him back toward the family farm where he felt he had always belonged, he spent several years as a driver in the over-the-road trucking industry. He made many life-long friends while working at Deems and through trucking. Bill spent the rest of his life doing what he truly enjoyed most, farming and raising cattle. He and son, BJ, had worked side-by-side in the last several years building a bond and sharing that love of farming.

Bill enjoyed spending time with his close friends, whether it was going out for breakfast or meeting at Roaring River for fly fishing. He especially enjoyed attending and showing his car at car shows and cruise nights. Bill was a member of First Baptist Church. Any free moment he had, he wanted to be with his family, his grandchildren meant the world to him and being a grandpa brought so much joy to his life.

Preceding Bill in death were his parents, his brothers, Eddie and Jerry Bauer and his sister Betty Rogers. Survivors include his children: William (BJ) Bauer and wife Amanda of Appleton City, Missouri, Cina and husband Milo Housknecht of Raytown, Missouri, Sheri and husband Jamie Cook of Eagle Rock, Missouri, Kevin Bauer and wife Christina of Owasso, Oklahoma and Janet and husband Terry Mire of Kansas City, Missouri; ten grandchildren: Gage and Maddie Bauer, Coen and Liam Housknecht, Quinn and Aidan Cook, Eric and Dylan Dunham, Brenden and Tristin Bauer.

New Adrian Lions Club Officers and Board

Your new Adrian Lions Club Officers and Board.

Back Row, left to right:
Lion Tamer: Lion Wally Henrickson, Tail Twister: Lion Betty Ann Bailey, 2nd Year Director: Lion Estel Keirsey, Asst. Treasurer: Lion Lila Gunn, President: Lion Kris Saathoff, 1st Year Director: Lion Charles Cantrell, Past President: Lion David Vanderman

Front Row, left to right:
1st Vice President: Lion Derek Pierce,1st Year Director: Lion Patty Hahn, 2nd Year Director: Lion Joyce Walsh, 2nd Vice President: Lion Joey O’Connor, Secretary: Lion Penny Sullins, Treasurer: Lion Kyla Pierce

Hume Community News 7/13/15

The Hume Fair is right around the corner starting on July 28. There is a correction to some of the flyers that were sent out. Those wishing to enter items into the Legion hall can enter them on Thursday, July 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Friday morning 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The ice cream social will be held on Wednesday June 29 at 6:30 p.m. be sure and bring homemade ice cream or dessert. The Gospel sing will follow at 7:00 p.m. we ask that each church provide 2 to 3 songs to sing or play or if you only want to do one song that will be great. At 8:15 p.m. you can join everyone in the arena for an inspirational message by Roger Beach of the Riverside Cowboy Church. Check out the schedule for the rest of the week – Hope to see you at the fair!

Congratulations to Josh and Hannah Elliott on the birth of the daughter Jordan Harper born on July 13. Little Miss Jordan weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. Mrs. Elliott is the 2nd grade teacher at Hume Elementary.

The community of Hume wishes to extend their sympathy to the family of Jacob Bradley of Fort Scott who passed away suddenly. His parents are Rudy and Lisa Bradley of Fort Scott. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.

Not again!

Looks like heavy showers are headed this way... along with highs today in the mid 90's and plenty of humidity. Expect chances of rain with temps in the 90's through the weekend.

For now, radar shows the heaviest rain to pass more to the south of us.

View live radar here.

4-H Horse show to be held tonight

The 4-H horse show postponed last Saturday will be held tonight (July 14th) at 6 pm at the Bates County Fairgrounds.