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Monday, March 27, 2017

Obituary - Gary Eugene Eaton

Gary Eugene Eaton
Gary Eugene Eaton, age 69, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday March 24, 2017, at his home. He was born November 27, 1947, in Mattoon, Illinois, the son of Raymond Eaton and Loraine Osborn Eaton. 

Gary graduated from Mattoon High School and enlisted with the United States Navy where he served onboard the aircraft carrier the U. S. S. Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

He married LaDonna Young in 1972. Following his discharge from the Navy, Gary moved to Ft. Scott where he owned and operated the Silver Spur. He later worked for Auto Zone in Ft. Scott as well as Nevada and Pittsburg. Gary was later employed as Parts Manager for Ray Shepherd Motors which later became Briggs Auto. 

He enjoyed playing pool and competed in many pool tournaments. He also liked to work on small engines and watching western movies and television shows. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his three children, R. D. Eaton and wife, Kasey, of Ft. Scott, Tina Schilling and husband, Travis, also of Ft. Scott and Becky Gorman and husband, Brian, of Goodyear, Arizona; eight grandchildren, Kaylee, Morgan, Natalie, Matthew, Taylor, Tabitha, Brooke, and Abagail. 

Also surviving are his former wife, LaDonna Cox, of Ft. Scott; an aunt by whom he was raised, Jenny Lauter and her husband, David, of Mattoon, Illinois; a sister, Tina Bundrant and a brother, David Harbour, both of Parris, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Following cremation, Pastor Matthew Hunt will conduct graveside services at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 28th at the U. S. National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 9:45 A.M. on Wednesday. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Obituary - Denny Earl Basore, Jr.

The Funeral service for Denny will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City, Missouri.

Officiating at the service will be Stan Austin and Rendell Crabtree .

Visitation will be between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the church preceding the service.

A Military Graveside Service will be presented by the AC VFW Post 11242 & the MO Honor Guard.

Interment will be in Westfield Cemetery, rural Appleton City, Missouri. The memorial is a family love fund.

Denny Earl Basore, Jr., 69, son of Denver Earl and Lucille (Brown) Basore, passed away peacefully at his home on March 26, 2017. He was raised in the Osceola community where he attended Osceola High School and graduated in 1965. After completing his education, he proudly served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. In 1966, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Linda (Roberts) Basore. To this union, two sons were born: Travis and Tyson.

After leaving the service, Denny and Linda moved to Independence, Missouri, where he worked at Armco Steel. In 1978 they moved to their current country home in the rural Ohio community. There, Denny farmed and worked in sales at Fugate Motors in El Dorado Springs, where he was always known for his humor and excellent service. He had a deep love for animals and regularly took home hurt or deserted animals. Throughout his life, Denny devoted himself to his sons, coaching their baseball teams for many years. In later years, he took great joy watching his boys coach, regularly offering loud, helpful commentary from the sidelines. He continued supporting his sons later in life, when he helped start and shared in a cattle business with them where the boys offered lots of helpful advice. Apart from this, Denny and Linda loved going to Branson and watching the shows; one of his personal favorites was Presley’s Country Jubilee, where Linda begrudgingly attended as well. A highlight of his life was the surprise 50th wedding anniversary celebration that Travis and Tyson planned for him and Linda. Denny will be deeply missed by his friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Denver and Lucille.

Denny is survived by his wife, Linda; his two sons: Travis (Melissa), Tyson (Amy) and foreign exchange son, Pablo; one sister Karen (Stan) Austin; grandchildren; Owen and Gunner Basore, Cameron Lawson and Jonathan Rogers; nieces: Lyndi Austin, Mende (John) Lewis, Melissa (Billy) Lusby; one nephew, Clint Austin; and a host of relatives and dear friends.

From the desk of Harrisonville Mayor Brian Hasek

Nationwide Bail Enforcement LLC seeking wanted man

Michael Jesse Helm
Nationwide Bail Enforcement LLC. is seeking information on the whereabouts of Michael Jesse Helm, 33 years old from El Dorado Springs. 

Mr. Helm is wanted for failure to appear in St Clair County on the charge of Burglary in the 1st degree. 

Call (417)399-5746 with any information.

Auction Saturday in Harrisonville

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Trailers being unloaded this week.

Tons of furniture, all kinds of vintage items, tons of totes being unloaded that have yet to be gone through!! You don't want to miss this!

More pictures and item details will be posted as trailers are unloaded (may be later in the week due to weather).

900 N Commercial St
Harrisonville, MO 64701
(Auction to be held in the open area behind Donna's Diner)
4/1/17 Starts at 10am

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Special Stock Cow Sale at MoKan

Max Ford of Harrisonville presents: “OperatiOn Kidsafe regiOnal Child safety day”

Max Ford of Harrisonville presents: “OperatiOn Kidsafe regiOnal Child safety day”

FREE digital fingerprint and photo safety program. Specialized digital imagery equipment will only be in your area for a limited engagement! Did you know over 2,000 children are reported missing everyday in the United States? Don’t miss this opportunity to get your FREE Child Safety Kit, including digital fingerprints and photograph. Safety tips will help you set up a family safety action plan.

How it Works: Operation KidSafe captures your child’s picture and
fingerprints using a digital video capture device, digital ink-less fingerprint capture device and specialized software. The captured data is assembled and a quality 8 1/2 x 11” printout is given to the parent. The parent can use the printout they receive to provide to law enforcement anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. NO DATA RETAINED - PRIVATE

Max Ford of Harrisonville
2502 Cantrell Road
Harrisonville, MO
(816) 380-3251

Lock your vehicles!

The Peculiar Police Department has had a few car break ins over last night. If you have any suspect information, call 816.779.5102. Be sure to lock your vehicle @ night.

Osceola man arrested in Henry County

Chad E. McFarland
On 3/27/17 around 12:08pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County, Missouri arrested 45 year old Chad E. McFarland of Osceola, Missouri.

Mr. McFarland was arrested for 1.) Felony Driving While Intoxicated - Persistent Offender 2.) Felony Driving While Suspended 3.) Speeding.

He was booked into the Henry County Jail and placed on a 10,000 Cash/Surety bond.

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Lees Summit man arrested in Bates County

On 3/27/17 around 2:55pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 21 year old Ivan R. Gray of Lees Summit, Missouri.

Mr. Gray was arrested for 1.) Two Misdemeanor Warrants - Polk County Missouri Sheriff's Office 2.) Speeding.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and is currently listed as bondable.

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2017 Man Cave Swap Meet

Mouse Races In Harrisnoville

Always help when you can!

Help "shower" the Pantry the whole month of April by donating shower necessities. For more information or drop off times call (660)679-3951.

Obituary - Bill D. Osborne

Bill D. Osborne
Bill D. Osborne, 85, Lee's Summit, Missouri departed this life on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Jefferson Health Care Center, Lee's Summit, Missouri surrounded by love and family.

Bill is survived by his wife, Helen L. Osborne of the home; four daughters, Pam Spies and husband Timothy, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Karen Wendel and husband Jim, Grandview, Missouri, Wanda Ennis and husband Terry, Karla Montgomery and husband Kevin all of Lee's Summit, Missouri; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Julia Harris, Greenwood, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri with military service and burial in the Oak Ridge Memory Gardens, Independence, Missouri.

Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

A complete obituary will be published when it becomes available.

Obituary - Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson, 68, rural El Dorado Springs, MO (Vernon County) passed from this life on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Roxana was born June 21, 1948 in Nevada, MO to Charles Woodrow and Theda Harriet (Downey) Wilson. She was united in marriage to John Robinson on July 27, 1973 in Miami, OK and he survives of the home.

Roxana grew up in Nevada and attended Nevada High School graduating with the Class of 1966. Following high school she attended Cottey College for two years. For a number of years she worked as a Life Guard at Nevada City Swimming Pool at Radio Springs Park. Roxana also worked at 3M in Nevada for 25 years until her retirement. She was an avid softball player for many years. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband John she is survived by one son Colby Robinson and his wife Elba, Oklahoma City, OK; three grandchildren, Robert Hinojosa and his wife Kristy, Robin O’Brien and her husband Sean, Stephanie Hamilton and her husband Corey; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Woody Wilson and his wife Linda, Bronaugh; one sister, Sherri Brennan, Lamar; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Casie in 1999.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested in her memory to Vernon County Cancer Relief in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Remington Jade “Remi” Craft

Remington Jade “Remi” Craft, infant daughter of Kaleigh and Brandon Craft, and sister of Kaiden, Addisyn, and Gracelyn Craft, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in her mother’s arms. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. There will be no visitation. Cremation will follow the services. Memorial contributions are suggested toward Remington’s Heart, to be used for babies born with congenital heart defects. Messages and memories for the family may be left at

Complete obituary information will be published as soon as it becomes available.

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