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Monday, November 16, 2015

UPDATE-Breaking news: Two subjects on the run in Vernon County

A short time ago two subjects, described as one white male and one black male fled from deputies near Douglas and Washington streets in Nevada.

At this time the Vernon County sheriff's office, Nevada police and the Missouri Highway Patrol are canvassing the area. The direction of travel is unknown, it is recommended that if you see the subjects, do not approach them and call 911 immediately.

Update 2:33 pm- Subjects are thought to be near a truck stop at Austin street and I-49. Again, if you see them do not approach and call 911. Subjects are possibly armed.

Update- 2:56 pm- One subject captured, one still at large. It is being reported that during the pursuit of the subjects, there were multiple vehicle accidents and other property damage.
 

Update - 3:25 p.m. The Nevada R-5 Schools are on "exterior lockdown". All exterior doors are locked while the on going situation in Nevada is evolving. They will release more information later. Cottey College is also locked down.

UPDATE AT 4:05 PM...The Nevada R-5 School District has announced they WILL NOT be running for busses for students this afternoon due to the continued manhunt in Nevada. All Nevada R-5 students will need to be picked up by parents by 5:15 p.m. All Nevada High School students will not be released to drive at this time if they have vehicles at the high school.

Obituary - Opal “Ruth” Baynes

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Opal “Ruth” Baynes
Opal “Ruth” Baynes, age 104, of Nevada, MO, passed away peacefully early Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Ruth was born on September 2, 1911, in Hartville, MO, to the late David C. and Nancy Isabel (Roberts) Carter. She married Raymond C. Baynes on February 11, 1933, in Ft. Scott KS, and he preceded her in death on December 19, 1980.

Ruth worked as an LPN and supervisor in the Women’s Infirmary at Nevada State Hospital #3, retiring after 26 years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting and gardening. She liked to travel and a trip to Israel was a highlight in her life. Ruth loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She also loved the Lord and was a long time member of the Nevada Church of the Nazarene and served on the parish and worship committee several years.

Survivors include one son, Richard Baynes, Nevada, and one daughter, Kay Coiner and husband Larry, Neosho, MO; two grandsons, Brian Coiner, Neosho, and Eric Coiner and wife Sara, Olathe, KS; two great-grandsons, Aidan Coiner and Liam Coiner and one great-granddaughter, Emma, all of Olathe; special friend, Virginia Hornecker; and several nieces and nephews. Aside from her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five brothers, Russell, Ruel, Ralph, Raymer and Robert and two sisters, Rhuie Hickman and Ruby McEachern.

Graveside services for Ruth are planned at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, MO with Rev. Joshua Griffith officiating. Friends may call now and until one hour prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Nevada Church of the Nazarene in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Updated Obituary - Karen Sue Wraight

Karen Sue Wraight
Karen Sue Wraight
Karen Sue Wraight, of Urich, Missouri was born March 4, 1952 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Frederick and Delores (Tanis) Finkler. She departed this life on Saturday, November 14, 2015 surrounded by family and love at her home at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 10 days.

Karen was a manager at the Casey's Convenience Store in Urich, Missouri for the past 12 years. Earlier she had be employed with Leon's Plastics in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Karen enjoyed spending her time working and loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was voted Urich, Missouri Woman of the Year in 2014.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Finkler; step-father, Raymond Zimmer and a sister, Shari Kovalak.

Karen is survived by three children, Daniel Ringler and wife Sheila, Rockford, Michigan, Tammy Meeuwenberg and husband Mark, Fremont, Michigan, Craig Wraight and wife Kim, Appleton City, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; her mother, Delores Zimmer, Michigan; siblings, Carol Lockery, California; Kim (Dale) Betz, Kathy Langeland, Kris (Gerry) Neubecker and Butch (Suzi) Zimmer all of Michigan; special friends, Kim Salmon, Kim Bramell, Debbie Journey and Deb Leonard; other relatives and friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

A complete obituary will be published when it becomes available.












Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report 11/9 - 11/15 - 2015


NOVEMBER 9, 2015
ALARM CALL – AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – DREXEL
CHECK WELL BEING – DREXEL
HARASSMENT – DREXEL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER

NOVEMBER 10, 2015
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
EXTRA PATROL – MERWIN
CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
ANIMAL CALL – AMSTERDAM
CHECK WELL BEING – MERWIN
TRESPASSING – RICH HILL
HARASSMENT – AMSTERDAM
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BUTLER
GUNSHOTS HEARD – ADRIAN
THEFT – HUME
PROPERTY DAMAGE – ADRIAN
ASSAULT – BUTLER
FIRE – BUTLER
THEFT – BUTLER
MVA – BUTLER
WRONG WAY DRIVER – BUTLER