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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Obituary - Melvin Higgins

Melvin Higgins
Melvin Higgins, age 88, resident of Richards, MO, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at the Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, MO. He was born March 2, 1929, in Richards, MO, the son of Charley and Jennie Tucker Higgins. He graduated from Richards High School with the class of 1948. 

He married Sandra Joan Cameron on December 11, 1957, in Girard, KS. She preceded him in death on January 10th, 2011. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Melvin worked for the MissouriState Highway Department for 33 years, retiring in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, raising chickens and turkeys, watching football on television, and attending dirt track races and tractor pulls. He spent most every Saturday at the Sale Barn. He was a past member of the American Legion in Arma, KS. He was a very hard working and devoted family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren. Melvin could often be seen driving his riding lawn mower around Richards. He accepted Jesus two weeks before his passing.

Survivors include a grandson, Earl Higgins and wife Kari; two step-grandchildren, Rebecca Stinnett and James Stinnett and wife Lisa; a great grandson, Lukas; 11 step great grandchildren, Alexandra, Nathaniel, Syllvin, Jaylee, Ray Ray, Heather, Jacob, Chloe, Toni, Dalton, and Braden; a daughter-in-law, Joy Higgins; long-time family friend, Mary Jones; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Melvin was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Higgins; 7 sisters, Jennie Bell Burch, Gladys Goddard, Lenora Higgins, Arlene Winship, Thelma Wolfe, Ida Lee Daniels, and an infant; 2 sons, Ed Higgins and an infant; and an infant daughter, Venita Lenora Higgins.

Nephew Ed Tyler will conduct funeral services at 11:30 AM Wednesday, May 24th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery, Ft. Scott. Military Honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 V.F.W. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:30 until 11:30 AM. Memorials are suggested to the Richards Park Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Nice Weather Returns Sunday

A big thank you!

Electric City Downtown and other community volunteers cleaned up debris, leaves, limbs, and trash from the historic Butler square.

BIG THANK YOU to the City of Butler for help making this day happen, Sonic of Butler for donation of drinks to volunteers, and The Pennell for providing lunch for all of the volunteers.

Busch Whacker's Special at Nevada Speedway

Obituary - Darlys M. Bremer

Darlys M. Bremer, 74, of Peculiar, Missouri died Friday, May 19, 2017 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Memorial services are pending.

(A complete obituary will be added when the information becomes available)

Finally! Great Weather Late Weekend!

After some morning showers/t'storms, clearing is expected later today. Fabulous weather is on the horizon with cooler and drier conditions late into the weekend and early next week. Rain chances begin to increase again by Tuesday, but nothing severe is anticipated at this time.

Obituary - Phillip Scott Brewster

Phillip Scott Brewster 51 of Garden City, Missouri departed this life on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Garden City.

Phillip is survived by his wife, Shawna Lee Brewster of the home; 2 sons, Derek Brewster (Meagan), Garden City, Missouri, Anthony Brewster (Ariel), La Mesa, California; a daughter, Aubrey Blevins (Adam), Kansas City, Missouri; his mother, Genevieve Brewster, Belton, Missouri; three brothers, Mike Brewster, Jack Brewster, Peculiar, Missouri, Gary Brewster, Belton, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri. Cremation to follow the service. Family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the funeral home.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

A complete obituary will be posted when that information becomes available.

Archery Day at Poplar Heights Farm