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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Obituary - James Edward Otter

James Edward Otter
James Edward Otter, 62, El Dorado Springs, MO passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at a hospital in Overland Park, KS.  James was born March 4, 1954 in Norton, KS to Arthur Thomas Otter and Cecelia Katherine (Moos) Otter. On Sept 5, 1975 he was united in marriage to his former wife, Nancy (Davis) Otter at Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada, MO.

James was raised in the Norton, KS area. His family moved to Missouri as a young child and lived in Milford, Sheldon and Deerfield Mo areas. James worked for Lawrence and Sons in Deerfield, Midwest Coal Mine, Bronaugh, MO., retired from Wadsworth
Construction Co., Phoenix, AZ.

James loved to hunt and fish, play cards and enjoyed taking pictures of the places he visited while working for Wadsworth.

James is survived by one son, Corey Edward Otter and his wife Stephanie, Deerfield;


4 Grandchildren, Haley, CJ, Braxton and Brady Otter all of the Deerfield area; his mother, Cecelia; 3 sisters, Anne, Delores, Rose; 2 brothers, Mark, Quentin; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by father, Arthur, 3 brothers, Richard, Jerry and Leon and 1 son Christopher Earl Otter.

Arrangements were under direction of Ferry Funeral Home, the family received friends between one and two o'clock Friday afternoon, September 23, at the funeral home and burial followed in Nevada's Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Transformer fire leaves most of Eldorado Springs without power

A spectacular fire erupted at a substation in Eldorado Springs today that resulted in a loss of power for most of the city. It is being reported that the heavy smoke, arcing and buzzing continued for quite some time before crews got the power turned off.

It is unknown how long before repairs are made. Consequently, the Butler  jr. high football game scheduled in Eldorado Springs has been postponed.

Absentee voting available through Nov 7th

Bates County Clerk Marlene Wainscott has announced that absentee voting may be done now through November 7th at the clerk's office in the Bates County courthouse.

The Bates County clerks office will be open weekdays, plus two Saturdays (Oct 29th and Nov 5th) for your convenience.

You will need to present a voter ID card or drivers license. For more information call 660-679-3371.

Obituary - Todd Christopher Diemer

Todd Christopher Diemer, 47, of Kansas City, KS. passed away Sept. 22, 2016 at KU Medical Center.

Memorial Services will be Sat. Oct 1, 2016 at 1 PM at Highland Park Funeral Home, 4101 State Ave. Kansas City, KS. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Todd’s name at the funeral home.

Todd was born Sept. 2, 1969 in Kansas City, KS and was a lifelong area resident. He was a Cabinet Maker and Volunteer Fire Fighter in Drexel, Mo. He preceded in death by Grandfathers: Billy Nedrow and George H. Diemer. Survivors include: Father; Scott (Vicki) Diemer, Mother: Dorita Diemer, Son: Alex Diemer, Daughter: Brianna Greene, Sister: Sabrina Diemer, Grandmothers: Maude Nedrow and Jodie Diemer.

Butler Municipal Court news

BUTLER MUNICIPAL COURT 

Debra A. Hopkins, Judge 
Trish Thomas, Court Administrator 
September 16, 2016 
W = warrant issued
City of Butler v.

James Anderson Fail to register vehicle GP $75 + CC
Mark J. Bartlett Possession of Marijuana W
Leah Benedick-Cervantes Driving while revoked GP $200 + cc
Tyler Bennett Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Tyler Bennett Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Brandon Boch Domestic Assault GP Found Guilty at Trial $200 + cc
Cynthia Born Speeding GP $125 ic
Kaitlan S. Boyles Minor in possession W
Krista D. Bradley Animal running loose W
Sarah E. Bradley No proof of insurance W
Carl C. Burch Trespassing GP $300 ic
Benjamin Burgess Exhibition of Speed GP $200 + cc
Benjamin Burgess Possession of Marijuana GP $300 + cc
Adrian Burton Defective Equipment GP $250 ic
Adrian Burton Fail to register vehicle GP $50 ic
John C. Calhoun Trespassing W
John C. Calhoun Stealing W
Daniel T. Chastain, II Property Damage W
Phillip A. Clement Speeding W
Phillip A. Clement Fail to register vehicle W
Stephanie M. Clinesmith Driving while suspended W
Kayle Cooper Driving while revoked W
Kayle Cooper Tampering W
Kayle Cooper Property Damage W
Kayle Cooper Driving while revoked W
Kayle Cooper Stealing W
Angela R. Cranford Obstructing an officer W
Jerry Doyle Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Jordon Doyal Minor in possession by consumption GP $75 + cc
Jordon Doyal Disorderly Conduct GP $200 + cc
David Eaton Driving while suspended GP $200 + cc

Jacob R. Epperson Seat Belt W
Douglas S. Fitzgerald Fail to register vehicle W
Douglas S. Fitzgerald Fail to register vehicle W
Nancy J. Flinn Failure to keep right W
Nancy J. Flinn Fail to register vehicle W
Nancy J. Flinn No proof of insurance W
Nancy J. Flinn DWI W
Kendall D. Foster Domestic Assault W
Kendall D. Foster Vicious dog running loose W
Christina Friend Fail to register vehicle GP $75 + cc
Samantha Fuller Defective Equipment W
Robert C. Gabriel Driving while suspended W
Robert C. Gabriel Seat Belt W
Robert C. Gabriel Fail to register vehicle W
Jeremy D. Grayer Fail to register vehicle W
Jeremy D. Grayer No proof of insurance W
Jeremy D. Grayer No valid driver's license W
Tyler Harris No proof of insurance GP $75 + cc
Taylor C. Heffernon Public Nuisance W
Joseph L. Hubbard Driving while suspended W
Lindsay K. Hubbard Speeding W
Tjarren James Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
James G. Johnson Seat Belt GP $10
Kayla R. Johnson Speeding GP $125 ic
Jeffrey Johnston Defective Equipment GP $175 ic
Wayne A. Keirsey Fail to register vehicle W
Donna M. Knoll Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Arizona Kobel Speeding GP $150 ic
Christian W. Lewis No valid driver's license W
Derek Lile Possession of Drug Paraphernalia GP 4 days jail - credit for time served; pay cc
Michael Lynch Peace Disturbance GP $400 ic
Michael Lynch Peace Disturbance GP $250 ic
Brandy J. Mayfield Public Nuisance W
Shilenda M. Melton Trespassing W
Bonnie Miller Obstructing an officer GP $350 + cc
Jeffrey A. Miller, Jr Assault W
Jeremy L. Nash Failure to keep right W
Myrelia R. Nichols Fail to register vehicle W
Geraldo L. Payan No proof of insurance W
Nicole Phelan Seat Belt GP $10
Dustin D. Phelps Driving while suspended W
Dustin D. Phelps No proof of insurance W
Christopher Pickens Fail to register vehicle GP 5 days jail - credit for time served; pay cc
Christopher Pickens Expired Driviers License GP 5 days jail - credit for time served; pay cc
Christopher Pickens No vaild drivers license GP 5 days jail - credit for time served; pay cc
Roger W. Potter Driving while revoked W
Roger W. Potter No proof of insurance W
Roger W. Potter Fail to register vehicle W
Michael K. Quinn Expired Driviers License GP $125 ic
Brandon G. Radar No proof of insurance W
Cameron L. Ransom No valid driver's license W
James W. Ratliff Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Joey Schmidt Seat Belt GP $10
Joey Schmidt Fail to register vehicle GP $100 + cc
Joey Schmidt Fail to register vehicle GP $125 + cc
Robert Shull No proof of insurance GP $75 + cc
Robert Shull No motorcylce endorsment GP $100 + cc
Emilie Slover Driving while suspended GP $300 +cc
Emilie Slover No proof of insurance GP $200 +cc
Douglas K. Stone Fail to register vehicle W
Douglas K. Stone Driving while suspended W
Douglas K. Stone No proof of insurance W
Michael R. Strup Speeding W
Michael R. Strup Fail to register vehicle W
Michael R. Strup No proof of insurance W
Michael R. Strup Driving while revoked W
Talana Sullins DWI GP SIS; 1 yr pb; pay cc; SATOP already completed
Talana Sullins Disturbing the peace GP $250 ic
Talana Sullins Possession of Drug Paraphernalia GP SIS; 1 yr pb; pay cc;
Kristina M. Swanson Stealing W
Kelly Taylor/Darr No vaild drivers license GP SIS; 6 months pb; show proof of license; pay cc
Kelly Taylor/Darr No proof of insurance GP $125 + cc
Kenton Taylor Seat Belt GP $10
Eric D. Tholin No valid driver's license W
Chasiety Thomas/Wisdom Driving while suspended W
William Thompson Speeding GP $100 ic
Zackery R. Vannattan/Green Stealing W
Darren S. Venneman Trespassing W
Darren S. Venneman Stealing W
Darren S. Venneman Resisting Arrest W
Darren S. Venneman Possession of Marijuana W
Darren S. Venneman Possession of Drug Paraphernalia W
Darren S. Venneman Open container W
Darren S. Venneman Receive/Possess stolen property W
Darren S. Venneman Driving while revoked W
Allison M. Ward Fail to register vehicle GP $100 ic
Courtine Warren Driving while suspended GP SIS; 1 yr pb; cc; obtain & show proof of reinstatement of license
Andrew L. Willet Fail to register vehicle W
Andrew L. Willet Seat Belt W
Andrew L. Willet Speeding W
Carl R. Wisdom Fail to register vehicle W
Tiffany L. Wisdom/Phillips Domestic Assault W
Carolyn J. Wright Trespassing W
Scottie D. Yaw Defective Equipment GP $250 ic
Billy Yost Fail to register vehicle GP $75 + cc

Butler Jr. high football game cancelled

The scene earlier today in Eldorado
Springs MO
The Butler Jr. high football game for tonight in Eldorado Springs has been cancelled due to no electricity in the area. A transformer caught fire earlier today and crews are currently working to restore power.

The game will be rescheduled at a later date.

Bed bugs unfairly getting a bad name

Red skin, itchy rash....poison ivy? No. Bed bugs? No. Most likely it's oak mites.

Never heard of them? This year, the oak mite infestation is getting to epidemic proportions. Simply being outside where the little buggers drop from trees and enjoy a tasty sample of your epidermis- leaves you with an itchy rash.

The experts say long sleeves and pants will help. Also showering and washing your clothes as soon as possible after coming inside will help, too.

As far as the rash goes, calamine lotion might help dry it up and a little Benadryl could give some relief. See your doctor if symptoms get worse...

In the meantime, lets patiently wait for an early frost so we can officially say goodbye to these and many other pests.



Obituary - Frieda L. Clark

Frieda L. Clark, age 72, of Raymore, MO passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the Kansas City Hospice House. 

She lived in Villach Austria and Rich Hill before moving to Raymore. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich funeral home and are pending at this time.

Ballard Class of 2017 Senior Fish Fry


Reminder: Butler City Wide Clean Up

Butler City Wide Clean Up will be the week of October 10th for the North side of town ( North of Ft. Scott Street) and the week of October 17th for the South side of town ( South of Ft. Scott Street).

Butler Senior Center hosting annual Senior Fall Festival

The Butler Senior Center will be hosting their annual Senior Fall Festival on October 2, 2016 starting at 11:30 am at the fairgrounds Youth Building. It is all you can eat dinner that is a free will donation. All proceeds to benefit the Senior services for Butler and Adrian.

I-49 Nevada Speedway Midwest Mod Special set for October 1st

Our final race of the season will be Saturday October 1st with a $500 to win Midwest Mod makeup race from the September 10 rain out. The USRA B-Mods will also be competing for a $1,000 to win special. All other classes, Mini Stocks/Fwd, Pure Stocks, Street Stocks and Late Models will be racing for our weekly payout system that can be found on our website. The Pure Stock and B-Mod Feature winner will be taking home a a 52" Husky 10 drawer work center / tool box!! Mechanic Races after the features!! Mark your calendars to be here for our final night of dirt track racing for 2016!
Hot Laps will be scheduled for 6:45pm with the Driver Draw Cutoff at 6:30pm. Adult grandstand admission will be $12, Kids ages 6-12 $5
Check out http://www.nevadaspeedway1.com for rules, payouts, and other information.