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Monday, October 24, 2016

The Union Election Debate Showdown!

Mark Muller
Two great Americans will square off in the Public
House at Union on the Historic South side of the Butler Square. 
Mark Muller vs Kay Caskey

SERIOUS
SUSTAINED
DETAILED
HISTORIC
(We can't promise it will stay that way)
You must begin with an alcoholic
beverage of your choice
Kay Caskey
The Donald!
OR
The Hillary!
Choose your drink!
Sparks will fly folks! 
It'll be bigger than 
Rocky vs Apollo
The "smack talk" has already begun between these
two friends!
  • When: 7pm Election Day Tuesday November 8th
  • Where: Union Restaurant and Public House.

Updated Obituary - Zachery Wayne Sanders

Zachery Wayne Sanders
Zachery Wayne Sanders, age 21, of Butler, MO, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, at the Bates County Hospital in Butler, MO. He was born on January 20, 1995, in Clinton, MO, the son of Lori Sanders. 

Zach lived with his grandparents, Rita and Michael Eugene Coit while attending school in Warsaw where he graduated from high school in 2013. 

Following graduation he moved to Wyoming to live with his mother, returning later to Missouri where he met his sweetheart, Sarah McKinney and started a family. Unto this couple, a son, Kayden Lee Sanders was born and they were expecting their second child. 

While making his home in Butler, he was currently working for Yoder Construction as a construction worker. Zach collected hats, loved to swim and ride the wave runner while fishing with his grandpa, motorcycle riding and watching his favorite football team, the New Orleans Saints. His greatest joy was being with his family and protecting them. 

He is survived by his companion, Sarah and son, Kayden Lee Sanders, of the home, his mother, Lori Sanders and companion, Randy Houk, of Warsaw, his grandparents, Michael Eugene and Rita Parker Coit, his great grandma Maemae and great Uncle Jim, a sister, Maelea Sanders and companion, Ryan Edward Cason, both of Sedalia and a brother, Dusten Sanders of Warsaw, a step-sister, Brandy Houk of Kansas City, KS, a nephew, Tanner and niece, Shyann, Uncle Greg and Aunt Betty Coit, Uncle Chad Sanders and Aunt Sarah Sloan, three cousins, Robert, Jada and Kaylea Sanders, other relatives and many friends. 

Cremation services provided by Kaysinger Crematory under the direction of the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO. A memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M., Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO. Memorials may be made to the family to assist in final funeral expenses and can be left with the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO.

Obituary - Ronald J. Davis

Ronald J. Davis
The graveside service for Ronnie will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Taberville, MO (south off B Hwy.) on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Visitation will be held between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Appleton City, Missouri.

The family suggests any memorial donations be given to Mt. Zion Cemetery and may be left at Hill & Son Funeral Home or brought to the visitation or service.

The service will be under the direction of Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Missouri.

Ronald J. Davis was born on May 30, 1944 to Charles J and Mildred (Dorward) Davis in Appleton City, Missouri. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the age of 72. He died at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, following complications from open heart surgery.

After graduating high school at Appleton City in 1962, Ronnie was recruited into the military service spending two years with the United States Marine Corps and four years with the National Guard.

On May 5, 1975, he was united in marriage to Marla Kay Hinshaw at the Davis Ranch. They were blessed with four children.

Preceding his death, were his parents, Charles J. Davis and Mildred (Dorward) Davis Bitner. In addition to his wife, Marla Kay, left to honor and remember Ronnie are his four children: Jodie McNeley, husband John, and four children, Morgan, Myles, Logan and Lane; Jayson Davis, wife Shawnda and two children, Jared and Wyatt; Brandon Davis, wife Erin and two children, Brodie and Grant; and Jayme Belisle, husband Regin and three children, Brynn, Josie, and Sadie; and a sister, Mrs. Connie Oehring.

Ronnie will be remembered for his ability to do anything he set his mind to and the tough love he showed to those he held closest to his heart. He was a man of few words but we always knew where he stood. A true cowboy, who cherished his farm, freedom, and family.

Endangered Person Advisory-Shelly D. Overstreet-James-Boone County Sheriff's Department

Shelly D. Overstreet-James
The Boone County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 12705 Highway YY, Harrisburg, MO at an unknown time on 10/23/2016.

  • Missing Is:
Shelly D. Overstreet-James a white, female, age 51

  • Vehicle Information:
white 2004 Pontiac Grand Am bearing Missouri, MN5W5Z last seen at 12705 Highway YY, Harrisburg, MO in an unknown direction of travel.

  • The endangered missing person:
Shelly D. Overstreet-James, is a white, female, age 51, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 160 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, wearing red hospital scrubs.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:
Overstreet-James was released from Mid Missouri Mental Health Center on 10/23/2016 and returned to her residence in Harrisburg. While at the residence, she attempted to cut herself with a knife and then left the residence. Subject suffers from depression and anxiety.

Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Boone County Sheriff's Office at 573-751-1111.

Updated Obituary - Austin Eugene Short

Austin Eugene Short
Austin Eugene Short, 76, of Clinton, Missouri, departed this life on October 22, 2016, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Austin will lie in state from 12-5pm Friday, October 28, 2016 in the Vansant-Mills Chapel. Private family graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Twin Lakes Hospice and CARE (animal shelter) and can be left in care of the funeral home.  Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

Austin was born on October 12, 1940 in rural Clinton, Missouri, the son of Robert L. Short and Mary Fyrne Anderson Short. He was a carpenter by trade all his life. Austin enjoyed bowling and playing golf. Austin also loved his pets. 

Austin is survived by four sisters; Juanita Custer, Florissant, Missouri, Carol McKeehan (Tom) of Clinton, Missouri; Judy Hall of Clinton, Missouri, and Darlene Thompson (Bill) of Topeka, Kansas, one brother; Ray Short (Joyce) of Clinton, Missouri, a sister-in-law; Mary Jo Short of Clinton, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother Robert L. Short Jr. and his sister Bernice Bentley.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.

BIG sale at Stoplight Market!


Job Opening In Butler

The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position in the Public Works Department (Street Maintenance Worker). Starting probationary wage is $9.00/hr. with a pay adjustment after successful completion of a six-month probationary period to $10.00/hr. Employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance provided. Position is covered by LAGERS retirement system. 

Successful candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent or any equivalent combination of education and experience, valid driver’s license and/or be able to obtain a Class A CDL within six months of employment.  

Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing required. Applications available at Butler City Hall, 22 W. Ohio Street, Butler, Missouri, 64730, or on our website @ www.butlermo.com. The City of Butler is an equal opportunity employer. Position open until filled

CPR First Aid class for public


Female arrested at Leona’s Mini Mart in Amsterdam

Kimberly Makris
On 10-18-2016 A Bates County Sheriff Deputy responded to a call for service at Leona’s Mini Mart in Amsterdam. In reference to a white female acting hysterical. 

Once Deputies made contact with the female subject identified as Kimberly Makris DOB 12-01-1992 of Lees Summit, Missour Deputies located Methamphetamine and marijuana in her vehicle, and on her person.

Kimberly Makris was arrested and transported to the Bates County Jail.

She was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine a class C felony. Possession of marijuana a class A misdemeanor.

Bond was set a $22,500.00 cash or surety

Update: Early morning house fire in Butler

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On Monday, Oct. 24 at approximately 5:40 A.M., the Butler fire Dept. was dispatched to 801 W. Pine St., Butler, for a report of a structure fire.

On arrival, a large amount of fire was encountered in a 1 1/2 story, wood frame residential structure.

Due to the fact that all occupants could not immediately be accounted for, a primary and secondary interior search of the structure was conducted as soon possible, with negative results. All occupants were accounted for by approximately 7:30 A.M..

The fire required extensive overhaul of pockets of fire, as it had extended into the walls and attic area. The fire was declared under control at approximately 6:57 A. M., with the last unit leaving the scene at approximately 8:57 A.M..

The structure sustained heavy fire damage throughout the living area and attic.

Cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.

There were no injuries.

Nevada woman injured in Vernon County rollover accident

On 10/24/16 around 9:25am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on M43 around two miles South of Bronaugh, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Saturn Aura driven by 24 year old Maria L. Morris of Nevada, Missouri crossed the center line of the roadway and traveled off the left side before overturning and coming to rest on the wheels. 

Maria L. Morris sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed by TCB Towing of Nevada, Missouri.



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Obituary - Austin Eugene Short

Austin Eugene Short, 76, of Clinton, Missouri, departed this life on October 22, 2016, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Twin Lakes Hospice and CARE (animal shelter) and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
Austin was born on October 12, 1940 in rural Clinton, Missouri, the son of Robert L. Short and Mary Fyrne Anderson Short. He was a carpenter by trade all his life. Austin enjoyed bowling and playing golf. Austin also loved his pets. 

Austin is survived by three sisters; Juanita Custer, Florissant, Missouri, Carol McKeehan (Tom) of Clinton, Missouri; Judy Hall of Clinton, Missouri, and Darlene Thompson (Bill) of Topeka, Kansas, one brother; Ray Short (Joyce) of Clinton, Missouri, a sister-in-law; Mary Jo Short of Clinton, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother Robert L. Short Jr. and his sister Bernice Bentley.

Private family services will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Bethlehem Cemetery with Pastor Cindy Dubovich officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.

Two Clinton teens injured in early morning Henry County crash

On 10/24/16 around 2:45am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County along with the Henry County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle accident on West Division Road just West of County Road NW 301 in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Ford driven by 17 year old Ethan L. Decker of Clinton, Missouri traveled off the North side of the roadway coming to rest in the ditch.

Mr. Decker along with a passenger in his vehicle 18 year old Justin B. Witting both sustained moderate injuries in this accident and both were transported by EMS to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Golden Valley Tow.


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KCK man arrested in Bates County

Mark E. Dougherty
On 10/23/16 around 9:11pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 38 year old Mark E. Dougherty of Kansas City, Kansas.

He was arrested for 1.) Two Misdemeanor Warrants - Bates County Sheriff's Office.

Mr. Dougherty was booked into the Bates County Jail and he is currently listed as bondable.


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Butler Police Department Activity Report 10/17 - 10/23 - 2016


  • 10/17/2016  

Disturbance 600 block of Park Lane
Speak to Officer Delaware and Chestnut
Theft report 600 block of S Mechanic
Open door S High
Well being check Atkinson and Delaware

  • 10/18/2016  

Well being check Conoco
Medical assist Super 8
Well being check 700 block of N Fulton
Warrant service S Park
Disturbance Park Lane

  • 10/19/2016  

Medical assist 500 block of W Ohio
Fight report High School
C and I driver 400 block of S Delaware
Shop Lifter Dollar store
Assist DFS 700 block of Summit
Walk in theft report
Disturbance 400 block of S Delaware
Keep the peace 400 block of N Water
Medical assist 700 block of N Delaware

  • 10/20/2016  

C and I driver call S Mechanic
Well being check 400 S Delaware
Medical assist S Delaware
Walk  in theft report
Well being check Orange St
Keep the peace Hillcrest
Harassment report



  • 10/21/2016  

Medical assist 900 block of N Water
Attempt to locate assist
Medical assist S Park
Well being check 300 block of W Ohio
Medical assist Dove Lane
Well being check 400 S Fran
Medical assist 300 block of W College

  • 10/22/2016  

Accident Ft Scott and High
911 Medical 200 W Atkinson
Theft report Casey’s Ft Scott
Theft report Wal-Mart
Prowler 800 block of N Gregory
Alarm 100 block of W Ohio
Animal complaint 500 block of W Vine

  • 10/23/2016  

Animal complaint 100 block of Country Club
Animal complaint 400 S fran
Open Door Max Motors
Keep the peace 500 block of N Main
Alarm 900 block of W Ft Scott
Disturbance 100 block of S Fulton
Vandalism Meadow Lane
Disturbance 600 block of W Vine

Early morning fire destroys Butler home

Photo #1
Shortly before 6 am today Butler fire and mutual aid from other agencies were called to 801 W. Pine street in Butler on a report of a house fire. 

Police were called to the same location on a report of a disturbance; it is not known if the two instances are directly related.

Upon arrival the house was fully involved in fire which has resulted in the structure possibly being a total loss.

More information is expected to be released from Butler Fire Chief Jim Henry in the near future.

Photo #2