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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jubilee vendors wanted...

The Amsterdam Jubilee is only a few weeks away and if you own a business, you'll want to be set up on Main street because there will be plenty of foot traffic!

Any type of vendors are welcomed:

you name it...

Contact DeAnna Hutton on Facebook or through the Jubilee Facebook page here:

From the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public that heavy rain can result in flash flooding, a safety concern for both motorists and boaters. The Patrol reminds everyone that flooding has proven to be extremely dangerous and could be fatal.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol asks boaters across the state to take extra precautions when boating in flooded areas where rivers and lakes have become swollen. Many times the right decision is to stay off the water. In areas where lakes or rivers spill over the banks, erosion and damage can occur to flooded structures, docks, or water laden levees by boat wakes. Boaters should avoid operating in these areas. If operation in these areas is necessary, boaters should operate at idle speed so as to avoid causing a wake. 

Flooded rivers and streams with moving currents present some of the most dangerous situations a boater can encounter. Fast moving water can easily capsize or flip a boat—or personal watercraft—especially when combined with fixed objects such as trees and buildings. Boaters should avoid any operations in swift flowing waters.

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

For their safety and that of their passengers, drivers are reminded to stay alert while driving when it is raining and be especially vigilant in areas known to flood. Weather conditions requiring the use of windshield wipers are usually those that affect visibility. Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to turn on their vehicle’s headlights any time they are using the windshield wipers. It only takes a second to turn on your vehicle’s headlights. But, that second could make you more visible to other drivers and prevent a traffic crash. Should flooding occur, barricades may be used to close a roadway. These barricades are there to protect you. Drivers must respect barriers or barricades put in place by MoDOT — it is extremely dangerous and a violation of state law to drive around them. Never drive through fast-moving waters; even a small amount of fast-moving water can sweep a slow-moving vehicle off the roadway. If your vehicle becomes stuck in rising water, get out quickly and move to higher ground. 

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

Cleveland teen injured in Cass County Crash

On 9/8/16 around 11:45am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Route D just North of Route W in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2012 Chevrolet driven by 19 year old Haley A. Abbate of Cleveland, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway she over corrected causing the vehicle to travel back across the roadway off the left side of the roadway before striking a fence and culvert. 

Haley A. Abbate sustained moderate injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Miller Tow of Harrisonville, Missouri.

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Obituary - Lena Lea (Coak) Begley

Lena Lea (Coak) Begley of Harwood, Missouri passed away Wednesday, September 7, at her home. She was 36. 

Funeral Arrangements are under direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, and the family receives friends between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home.

A graveside service will follow in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City. Memorials to a fund for the family are suggested and can be made in care of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home.

Ford adds 1.5M vehicles to door latch recall

DETROIT (AP) - Ford is adding about 1.5 million cars, SUVs and vans to a recall for doors that can pop open while the vehicles are moving.

The company says it's adding the vehicles at the request of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall expansion includes the 2012 through 2015 Ford Focus, the 2013 to 2015 Ford Escape and C-Max, the 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC and the 2014 through 2016 Ford Transit Connect small van.

Ford says a spring tab in the door latches can break, and the doors either won't close or could pop open. Dealers will replace the latches for free.

The expansion brings the total number of vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 2.4 million, including just over 2 million in the U.S.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press

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Flood Warning Issued for South Grand River

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill Mo has issued a flood warning for the following rivers in Missouri...

South Grand River at Urich affecting Bates...Cass and Henry Counties. 

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill Mo has issued a Flood Warning for The South Grand River at Urich. from Friday afternoon to late Saturday night. 

At 2:15 PM Thursday the stage was 6.6 feet. Flood stage is 24.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast...Rise above flood stage by early Friday afternoon and continue to rise to near 25.8 feet by Friday evening. 

The river will fall below flood stage by Saturday morning. * At 24.0 feet...Flooding occurs across locations within 0.5 to 1.5 miles of the river. Areas affected include low lying pastures along with cropland and secondary roads. 

the Latest Location FS Stage Day/Time Forecast South Grand River Urich 24 6.6 Thu 02 PM 25.8 Friday evening.

Verizon Wireless Store Opening Monday September 12th in Butler

1009 W. Ft. Scott Street site of the new Verizon Wireless Store
The City of Butler would like to welcome a new business to town.

The new Verizon Wireless  store will open on Monday September 12th. 

The new business will be located at 1009 W Fort Scott St. 

Verizon Wireless will be in the old, “ Ozark Shores Rentals” building in the strip mall next to Smokers Outlet. 

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For the first time, two nights of Lucas Pro Pulling League coming to Lucas Oil Speedway

Wheatland, Missouri (September 8, 2016) - While all is quiet this weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway, that will change big time is just over a week.

Pure power will be on display not one, but for the first time for two nights, as the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League invades Lucas Oil Speedway on Sept. 16-17.

The first night action will find the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals in a special Friday-night show. Classes in action will include ARP Lightweight Super Stock Tractors, ARP Super Stock Diesel Trucks, Limited Pro Stock Tractors and 2.6 Diesel Trucks. 

 hen on Saturday night it's the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champion's Tour for its only appearance of 2016 at the speedway. Classes in action include the E3 Spark Plugs Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Pro Modified 4WD Trucks, Optima Batteries Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Protect the Harvest Pro Stock Tractors and Super Farm Tractors.
"The anticipation continues to grow as we are just a week away from one of the largest and most lucrative truck and truck pulls in the country, right here in Wheatland," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "For the first time, it's a big two-night event which means twice the opportunity for our fans to come out and enjoy the power of the Lucas Pro Pulling League.

"This event always draws capacity crowds and a large amount of pulling vehicles so I urge you to get here early and grab a great seat."

For more information, visit

Gates open at 5 p.m. both nights with action firing up at 7.

Ticket information for Friday is:
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17
Youth (12-15) $5
Kids (11 and under) FREE
Family Pass $40 (Click Here for more information)

Ticket information for Saturday is:
Adults (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $50 (Click Here for more information)

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

Briscoe Lodge will be set up this Saturday

The Briscoe Lodge will be out at O’Rielly’s parking lot this Saturday, Sept. 10th beginning at 10am, selling freshly prepared ribs and, of course, their famous brisket sandwiches during the Butler Citywide Garage Sale. Get there early, they sell out fast!

Adrian 9/11 Memorial Program

The Adrian Fire Department 9/11 Memorial Program will be held Sunday afternoon starting at 2:30pm with a procession of emergency responders, veterans and others. 

The procession should be on Main Street in Adrian around 2:40pm for the public's viewing. 

A program will follow at the Adrian Optimist Building starting around 3:00pm.

Everyone is invited to come out and show support to your local first responders who protect and serve you daily.

Mazda recalls over 759,000 vehicles

DETROIT (AP) Mazda is recalling more than 759,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the rear hatches can fall on people and injure them.

The recall covers certain 2010 through 2013 Mazda 3 compact cars, as well as 2012 through 2015 Mazda 5 vans. Also included are certain 2013 to 2016 CX-5 and 2016 CX-3 SUVs. 

Mazda says the corrosion protection coating applied to the hatch lift supports at the factory wasn't sufficient. Over time, water containing road salt can get into the supports, causing them to corrode and break. 

Mazda says it has no reports of accidents or injuries caused by the problem. Dealers will replace both lift supports. Customers will be notified in September or October about when to bring their vehicles in for repairs.

Updated Obituary - Michael Edward Teter

Michael Edward Teter
Michael Edward Teter, 57, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Monday, September 5, 2016 at his home.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with inurnment in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Missouri Voters Support Minimum Wage Hike

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri’s minimum wage is $7.65 an hour, 40 cents more than the federal rate, and a recent poll shows Missouri voters support candidates who want to see wages increase.
The federal minimum wage has been frozen at $7.25 an hour since 2009, and several grassroots organizations are determined to change that, and are focusing on seven swing states, including Missouri, which they say are key in this upcoming election. A recent poll by Public Policy Polling found seven out of ten voters in these states want to see the minimum wage increase. Paul Sonn with the National Employment Law Project Action Fund says those surveyed also say they will back candidates who support raising the minimum wage.

“It found in all of those states where there are Republican incumbent senators that have been opposing raising the minimum wage, when voters learn of their positions, the incumbents lose several points of support. And it Arizona, Missouri and North Carolina, it flips the races on their heads.”

The key race in Missouri is between Republican incumbent Senator Roy Blunt and Democrat Jason Kander. In this latest poll, Kander had support from 43 percent of voters while Blunt has 47 percent, and 10 percent are undecided.

Mr. Sonn says the country was in the same type of situation ten years ago when members of Congress blocked action on the minimum wage.  
“Then a group of senators ran, challenging incumbents on the minimum wage. Those are senators like Claire McCaskill in Missouri and John Tester in Montana, and they beat incumbents by highlighting the incumbents’ opposition to the minimum wage and took control of the Senate and helped break the log jam.”
Low-wage workers are chiming in as well. Jimmy Plant works in fast food in St. Louis and says basic things like rent, utilities and food are nearly impossible to pay for at minimum wage.

“Yeah, it’s bad. I can barely afford anything, especially after taxes. So much of my paycheck is gone.”
45 percent of Missouri voters say they strongly support candidates who want to increase the minimum wage, and nearly four in ten want it to go up each year until it reaches 15 dollars an hour.

Hope you like rain!

Obituary - Irene Tally

Irene Tally
Irene Tally, age 91 years of Clinton, MO passed away September 6, 2016 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clinton, MO.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton and are pending at this time.

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