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Friday, August 26, 2016

Week 2 Missouri State High School Football Scores

Adrian 34, Drexel 6
Appleton City 28, Osceola 12
Ash Grove 21, Stockton 12
Ava 42, Lighthouse Christian 0
Battle 56, Holt 0
Blair Oaks 28, Oak Grove 20
Blue Springs 21, Lee's Summit West 20
Brentwood 72, Grandview (Hillsboro) 8
Brookfield 28, Highland 18
Butler 41, Sherwood 8
Buffalo 56, Pleasant Hope 12
Carl Junction 38, Republic 20
Carthage 34, Webb City 21
Cass Midway 22, Archie 14
Cassville 27, Reeds Spring 6
CBC 52, CBC (Memphis) 17
Center 21, Nevada 0
Chillicothe 42, Kirksville 7
Clopton 64, Missouri Military 0
Cole Camp 34, Warsaw 16
East Prairie 19, Jefferson (Festus) 8
Eureka 33, Francis Howell 22
Fair Grove 50, Skyline 14
Farmington 36, North County 16
Father Tolton 28, Lutheran St. Charles 14
Fayette 22, Scotland County 16
Fort Zumwalt North 40, Fort Zumwalt West 33
Fredericktown 41, Herculaneum 14
Glendale 53, Hillcrest 8
Harrisonville 22, Savannah 0
Hillsboro 42, Oakville 34
Holden 21, Boonville 6
Jackson 49, Lindbergh 19
Jefferson City 83, Springfield Central 6
Joplin 41, Parkview 20
Kickapoo 42, Rolla 14
King City 42, Norborne 0
Kirkwood 36, Vianney 14
Knob Noster 30, Lone Jack 14
Lamar 55, East Newton 0
Lawson 35, Lafayette County 8
Lincoln 48, Wentworth Military 0
Macon 20, Monroe City 14 (2 OT)
Mexico 39, California 10
Monett 49, Logan Rogersville 0
Mount Vernon 24, Springfield Catholic 17
Mountain View (Liberty) 49, Aurora 7
Neosho 25, Ozark 20
Northwest (Cedar Hill) 34, Riverview Gardens 32
Odessa 27, Clinton 12
Osage 35, Seneca 19
Palmyra 49, Bowling Green 0
Parkway North 7, Marquette 0
Perryville 45, St. Pius X (Festus) 0
Pierce City 27, Liberal 20
Platte County 37, Oak Park 6
Polo 69, Slater 26
Poplar Bluff 41, Dexter 8
Portageville 45, Chaffee 27
Potosi 35, St. Clair 7
Ritenour 40, McCluer 7
Rockhurst 14, Blue Springs South 7
Rockwood Summit 20, Parkway West 14 OT
St. Charles 45, Windsor (Imperial) 26
St. James 42, Houston 0
St. Louis U. High 35, Ladue 7
Salisbury 23, Paris 14
Schuyler County 30, Harrisburg 20
Smith Cotton 38, Marshall 0
South Callaway 39, Milan 0
South Shelby 48, Louisiana 22
Summit Christian 54, University Academy Charter 6
Union 22, St. Francis Borgia 14
Valle Catholic 49, Ste. Genevieve 22
Warrensburg 36, Van Horn 6
Washington 52, Pacific 8
Webster Groves 40, Hickman 6
Willow Springs 22, Marionville 0

Real Time Weather Update 6:05pm

Bucksaw Beach closed at Truman Lake

WARSAW, Mo.- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announce the immediate closure of Bucksaw Beach due to elevated levels of E.coli bacteria, which could cause health risks.

The beach will be closed until further notice and will re-open as soon as E.coli have returned to safe levels. In the meantime, Corps beaches that remain open for swimming include Berry Bend, Long Shoal, Shawnee Bend, Thibaut Point and Windsor Crossing. 

For more information, contact the Harry S. Truman Project Office at (660) 438-7317 ext. 1.

Obituary - Richard Eugene Carriger

Richard Eugene Carriger
Richard E. Carriger, age 75, resident of Fort Scott, KS, lost his battle with Cancer at home Saturday afternoon August 20, 2016. Richard was born 12-20-1940 in Hawarden, Iowa. Richard was the second son of Paul and Irene Carriger. Paul Carriger had to move his family from place to place as needed by the Champlin Pipeline Co. After a job change the family eventually settled on a small farm near Haverhill, KS. Richard at age six attended 1st Grade at the Haverhill School in Haverhill, KS. This was a three-room school house for 1st through 8th grades. He graduated from Augusta High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 12-02-1958, and served aboard the Destroyer Tender U.S.S. Dixie. He was shown to have an aptitude for math and was selected for Electronics Technician Training (ET). Richard opted not to re-enlist and was Honorably Discharged on 09-28-1962. Richard became an employee of Kansas Gas and Electric (KG&E) company in Wichita, KS soon after returning home from his service in the Navy. He married Bernice (Gardner) Ropp on 11-13-1965. Following a promotion, Richard moved the family which consisted of his new wife and her 3 children to Fort Scott, Ks. in January of 1966. The family size increased by one with the birth of a son in January of 1967. Richard excelled at KG&E and became the Senior Meterman in the Southeast Kansas area. He regularly traveled to Wolf Creek Nuclear Plant and read/serviced the metering equipment. 

During Richard’s latter years at KG&E he purchased a small Hobby Farm just West of US 69 Hwy. It included a rental house, old barn, a few outbuildings, and an orchard. On the North side of the property Richard constructed a shop/barn by hand to provide a workspace and storage location for his many tools. Richard enjoyed fishing and during the 70”s He and Bernice could occasionally be found at Lake Fort Scott fishing for crappie. Retiring in 2000 after 36 years with KG&E, Richard and Bernice bought a house on Native Rd. located on the northern outskirts of Fort Scott. Richard enjoyed spending time at the Farm. As mentioned above the Farm was where he kept all of his tools and did most of his projects. He was admired by both friends and family as someone who could fix almost anything. Richard was an excellent mechanic and passed his skills on to his boys and grandchildren. When your vehicle broke down or you had a problem you just couldn’t figure out you experienced a collective sigh of relief when you looked up to see his white GMC truck coming up the drive to the rescue. Richard donated his time and expertise to many projects for others. Much of the electrical work done during the construction of the building @ 1900 S. Margrave Street where the Church of Christ meets was donated by Rick Carriger. He worked with Ralph Carlson and his not for profit organization Preferred Home Living, Inc., which provides services for senior citizens and those with disabilities until he had to stop due to medical reasons.

Those close to him called him Rick, a nickname given to him accidentally by his wife shortly after they first met. He was loved & admired especially by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Richard was known as a man of few words until the grandchildren started to arrive and then the transformation in his normal behavior was extraordinary. 

As his incredulous children stood by and watched this gruff, authoritative Dad turn into a mellow, big old, “Softie”! When the grandkids arrived for a visit they immediately headed for the basement, where all the toys were kept. Grandpa Rick always had a ready supply of every kind of battery, fixed any toys that broke and even hugged and kissed them from time to time. He even allowed them to change the channel on the television. The great grandchildren came and now we children didn’t even recognize Dad. There were still rules but now they were flexible and even sometimes broken.

Richard and Bernice celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary November 28, 2015 at the Empress Event Center along with a multitude of family and friends who helped mark this important milestone in their marriage.

We all loved and will miss Dad fondly remembering his dry sense of humor. Remembering that he could make you laugh when you least expected it.

Survivors include his wife Bernice of the home; three sons, Craig Ropp of Fort Scott, Douglas Ropp of Fort Scott, Darren Carriger and wife Missy of Osawatomie, KS; and one daughter Laura Dalton and husband Bill of Parsons, KS; two brothers, Bob Carriger and wife Mary Jane of Broken Arrow, OK; James Thomas Carriger of Prior, OK; one sister Peggy Beene and husband Lee of Mesa, AZ; Thirteen Grandchildren and Twenty-Seven Great Grandchildren; close family friend Patty Nelson of Kansas City, MO; family friends David Groves of Nevada, Mo, David Epps of Mound City, KS, John Durling, Jim Gerteis, Willard Bruner, and Ralph Carlson, all of Fort Scott, and a host of others who were all touched by Richard’s help and acts of selflessness and compassion. He will be missed by all each and every day. Richard E. Carriger was a good, moral, man who showed he cared by his actions and good deeds for others

There was cremation. Evangelist Jason Shackleford will conduct graveside services at 11:00 AM Monday, August 29th, in the U. S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard assisted by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 V.F.W. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Anyone want a good Murder Mystery Party?

  It is " Murder Most Fowl" at the highly regarded Speakeasy "The Rooster Ranch".  What was supposed to be a grand evening when the swells and the gangsters mingled over dinner and drinks went terribly wrong!
Get your tickets now for the latest Murder Mystery Party at Poplar Heights Living History Farm on Friday, September 30th starting at 6:30 pm.  Appetizers followed by a 3 course dinner and the challenge of solving this "fowl" crime is just $45.00 a couple.  A cash bar is available.
So all you flappers, gangsters, swells and more, plan on an evening of fun, food & MURDER.  Call 660-200-5620 or email for more details or to order your tickets.  Party size is limited so order early!
Poplar Heights Living History Farm is located 7 miles northeast of Butler, Missouri.

Obituary - Pamela Elaine (Dillon) Johnson

Pamela Elaine (Dillon) Johnson, 51, of Paola, Ks died Friday, August 26, 2016 at Promise Hospital of Overland Park, Overland Park, Ks. 

Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 at Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Mo with Inurnment in Holden Cemetery, Holden, Mo. 

(A complete obituary will be posted when the information is available)

2016 Appleton City Apple Festival

Pleasanton Kansas man arrested in Vernon County

On 8/25/16 the Vernon County Sheriffs Office arrested 32 year old Dallas T. Calkins of Pleasanton, Kansas.

Mr. Calkins was arrested for 1.) Probation and Parole Warrant on the original charge of  a Class C Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance which he pled guilty to on 8/22/15 and he was sentenced to 5 years supervised probation. 

Dallas T. Calkins was booked into the Vernon County Jail and placed on $10,000 cash only bond.

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A Pleasanton, Kansas man was booked at the Vernon County Jail Thursday for an alleged probation violation.

32-year-old Dallas T. Calkins was booked at the County Jail for the probation violation warrant. According to court docket information, available online, the warrnt was issued on May 13, and was executed on Thursday. Calkins was origiannly charged with possesion of a controlled substance, a class C felony, on August 22, 2015, and he plead guilty on September 18, and was sentenced to five years of supervised probation. The probation violation report was filed on May 3.

Calkins is currently being held on a $10,000 cash only bond.

Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for September 2016

Kenneth Head
Kenneth Head of Butler is recognized as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for September, 2016. Kenneth began his employment in 2015 in the Information Systems Department. 

Kenneth is recognized for his teamwork and professionalism as he assists staff with technology issues. 

He relates to coworkers with an understanding and compassion of their frustration while overcoming obstacles. 

Kenneth is a pleasure to work with and the hospital is fortunate to have him on its’ healthcare team.

Real - Time Weather Update 9:30am

Hit and run at Max Motors in Butler

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Shortly before 9pm last night the Butler Police Department was called out to a hit and run accident at Max Motors located at 1108 West Ft. Scott Street in Butler.

The accident occurred when a Swift International Semi truck was attempting to pull out of the parking lot of Super 8 motel and struck two vehicles on the corner of the Max Motors lot.

The driver of the semi truck fled the scene on Northbound I-49 but was shortly pulled over by Missouri State Highway Patrol and brought back to the scene.

He was cited with several tickets and the matter has been turned over to Missouri DOT.

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