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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Flooding Possible This Weekend

Moderate to locally heavy rain expected across the region this weekend, and a flash flood watch is now in effect for areas south of the KC Metro beginning Friday evening. 

Widespread rainfall amounts of 1-2" expected, with heavier amounts likely across southern portions of the forecast area. 

Dangerous flash flooding possible across the Ozarks of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Please plan accordingly.

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Two arrested in Eldorado Springs after child endangerment call

James Willmore
On April 19, 2017, officers responded to 1104 South Jackson Street concerning a report of child endangerment. While investigating the alleged allegations, officers served a search warrant at the location. Officers located a stolen vehicle, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. 

The investigation resulted in the arrest of James Willmore, 37, of El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a Cedar County Warrant, charging him with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving While Suspended or Revoked with a $15,000.00 bond.

Also arrested was Heather Willmore, for the probable cause of Felony Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. Officers completed probable cause statements for these charges. Officers received a Cedar County Warrant, charging James Willmore with Possession of a Controlled Substance with no bond. 

James Willmore was transferred to the Cedar County Jail pending bond and court appearance. 

Officers were informed to release Heather Willmore on a summons per Associate Court Judge. Heather Willmore was released on summons pending a court appearance.

Heather Willmore

Obituary - Amanda Novella Taylor

Amanda Novella Taylor, 75, of Butler, Missouri, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Novella was born on August 30, 1941 in Swifton, Arkansas to Wayne Horace and Annie Novella (Reeves) Jackson. 

She worked as a nurses' aide in long-term care. Novella enjoyed gardening, watching hummingbirds and being surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Ann Wilson and one grandson. Survivors include two sons, Gary Wayne Schroeder and Steven John Schroeder; three daughters, Donna Kay Thomas, Janet Lynn Schroeder, and Suzanne Barker; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Novella will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Schneider Funeral Homes and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Inurnment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Cygne. The family suggests memorials to American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. Friends and family may leave on line condolences at

Obituary - Donald Eugene Williamson

Donald Eugene Williamson, 79, Harrisonville, MO, died Saturday, April 23, 2017 at the Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville. 

No services are scheduled. Cremation.

Police searching for missing Adrian teen

Dmitrij Douty
The Bates County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate 18 year old Dmitrij Douty of Adrian, Missouri who went missing yesterday around 6:50pm.

If you see Mr. Douty please contact the Bates County Sheriff's Office at 660-679-3232.

Kansas man injured in Cass County rollover accident

On 4/26/17 around 6:50pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies and Archie Police Officers responded to a one vehicle accident in the Southbound Lanes of I-49 at mile marker 149 just North of Archie.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 43 year old Lee V. Carter of Kansas City, Kansas was changing lanes when he lost control of his vehicle and traveled off the left side of the roadway striking a embankment and overturning.

Mr. Carter sustained moderate injures in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Belton Regional Medical Center.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow.

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Job Opening in the city of Rich Hill

The City of Rich Hill is now accepting applications for a full time police officer. Must be POST certified. 

Benefit package includes; health and life insurance, vacation pay and sick pay. 

Will be required to pass a drug test and a criminal background check will be performed. 

For more information call 417-395-2223 or you can get an application at Rich Hill City Hall 120 North 7th Street Rich Hill, MO 64779                   

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Job Opening in Butler

The Butler Post Office is looking to hire an RCA (Rural Carrier Associate). This is a PART-TIME position ONLY. Applications will be accepted online only at

Must have your own vehicle and preferably 4 wheel drive. If you have any questions please call 660-679-3921

Street closure in Butler

The City of Butler Street Crew will have Lee Street shut down for the remainder of the day at Delaware Street for repairs.

Please find a alternate route around this area. 

Obituary - James Edward Coonce

James Edward Coonce, 60, Rich Hill, MO, died April 25, 2017. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 1 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO with visitation from 10-11.

James was born July 31, 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Wilbert O. L. and Goldie L. (Fields) Coonce. He worked for the Southview Golf Course in Belton, MO as a grounds keeper.

James is survived by his mother, Goldie Coonce, Rich Hill, MO; one brother, Kenneth Coonce (Barbara), Rich Hill, MO, and one sister, Bonnie Hall, Independence, MO.

Obituary - Ting Chen Yuan Ray

Ting Chen Yuan Ray
Ting Chen Yuan Ray, 90, Nevada , MO passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her home in Nevada. Ting Chen Yuan was born February 12, 1927 in Guizhou, China.

Ting Chen Yuan was raised by her mother, Zheng Shi, in China. She moved to Taiwan in 1949 with her husband Tai Tong Yuan and two sons. In Taiwan, another son and three daughters were born and lived on the island until 1982 when she moved to Los Angeles, CA. In 1988 she came to Nevada and has continued to reside here. 

While living in Nevada she enjoyed working at her daughter, Kuan Kuan's, restaurant "Quick Dine" on Osage Blvd. Ting Chen Yuan loved spicy food and enjoyed cooking Chinese food.

She is survived by her three sons, Shih Kuan Yuan, and his wife Nancy, Las Vegas, NV, Shih Jung Yuan, Taipei Taiwan, Shih Wei Yuan, Taipei Taiwan; her three daughters, Kuan Kuan Butterfield, Nevada, Heidi Hou, and her husband Tony, El Dorado Springs, Lola Yuan Taipei Taiwan; her grandchildren, Hsiu Huei, Min Hui, Ya Hui, Ting Hui, Jenny, Judy, May Ling, Elsa, James, Jason, Justin, Ace, and her great-grandchildren, Ryan, Justin, Zetta, Jessica, Zedrick, Connaghan, Billy, Delainey, Jayden, Eliot, Declan. She was preceded in death by great-grandson, Wesley.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the family officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 9-10:00am on Friday prior to the service.

Nevada Police Department seeking public assistance

The Nevada Police are currently investigating a felony theft. The pictures attached are individuals of interest the Nevada Police Department are attempting to identify. If you know these individuals please contact Detective Sergeant Joshua Westerhold at 417-448-5134.

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From the Bates County Museum

SOS: Ship Our Steinway ~ Join us on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 pm as we say farewell to our 1879 Centennial Model B Steinway Grand Piano that will soon be shipped to the Steinway & Sons Factory in New York City. Come celebrate with us and learn about the year long restoration process. For three years we have all worked together to see this day arrive. Let's Celebrate Together!

Editor's note- Much effort and money has gone into the restoration of this historical piece. Read more about it here

Rain, rain....just won't go away

Yes, it's Spring- which means Prom, car shows and other activities. It also means the possibility of rainy weather, which is exactly what is in store the next few days.

While forecasters have been known to be wrong, they generally seem to agree that this weekend is going to be wet, as now chances have been increased to 90-100% Friday night, Saturday, and into Sunday morning.

We're not to expect tornado producing weather but it may get loud at times with rainfall amounts enough to cause flooding in some areas.

We'll keep you posted as more info becomes available. Plan accordingly!