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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Obituary - Gladys Gertrude Dimartino

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Gladys Gertrude Dimartino
Gladys Gertrude Dimartino, 83, Nevada, MO, passed from this life on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO following a brief illness. Gladys was born September 21, 1932 in Marion, NC, to Leonard Hayes and Addie (Lee) Pearson.

Gladys grew up in Clinton, SC, and graduated from high school there. She was employed by County of Palm Beach, FL where she worked for 15 years. In 2002 Gladys came to Nevada and has continued to reside here since that time.

Survivors include one son, Mike Brigman and his wife Pat, Nevada; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Pearson and his wife Maria, Plant City, FL; one sister, Georgia Maynor, West Palm Beach, FL; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call from now and until the hour of service.













Man sentenced after March Burglary at Osceola Hospital

James C. Schmutz
On March 1,2015 the St. Clair County deputies and the Osceola Police Department responded to a burglary at the Citizen's Memorial Hospital Pharmacy, Osceola. It was discovered an estimated 7,000 prescription narcotic pills including Hydrocodone, morphine and Oxycodone were missing from the pharmacy. Several pieces of evidence were located at the scene.

During the investigation search warrants were served and the prescription narcotic pills were located at a residence on SW 50 Road, Osceola. James Schumtz, 38, Osceola, was taken into custody. Formal charges are pending. 


Members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force also assisted with the investigation. The street value of the drugs missing from pharmacy was estimated at $83,000.


Case Update: 


During a bench trial on Oct. 8 James C. Schmutz pled guilty to Counts 1-3. In a plea agreement with the state, counts 4-7 were dismissed.

The Charges include:

  • Count 1-Class B felony charge of theft/stealing
  • Count 2-Class C felony charge of burglary-second degree
  • Counts 3-7-Class B felony charges of distribution of a controlled substance

On May 28, 2015 amended information was filed charging Schmutz as a prior offender 


On Oct. 6, 2015 amended information was filed dropping Count 1 from a class B felony to to a class C felony.

On counts 1 and 2, Schmutz was sentenced to serve seven years in Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) on each count. On count 3, he was sentenced to serve 10 years in the DOC with all the sentences running concurrent.


















Bates County Sheriffs Office Activity Report 10/5 - 10/11 - 2015

  • OCTOBER 5, 2015
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
WARRANT SERVICE – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST – URICH
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
FIRE CALL – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
MVA – DREXEL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – DREXEL
ANIMAL CALL – BALLARD

  • OCTOBER 6, 2015
MVA – AMORET
ABANDON VEHICLE – AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST – AMSTERDAM
PROPERTY DAMAGE – HUME
DRUNK DRIVER – AMORET
THEFT – HUME
AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL
ALARM CALL – ADRIAN
FRAUD – HUME
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – APPLETON CITY
ANIMAL CALL – BALLARD