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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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Nevada Police Arrest Two During Drug Search Warrant

 Peter J.N. Pond
On June 6, 2017 Nevada Police executed a search warrant in the 100 block of West Austin Blvd after obtaining information one of the residents there was selling illegal narcotics.

After obtaining this information, officers conducted follow ups and were able to determine that the suspect was currently being supervised on probation for a prior drug offense from the State of Rhode Island.

Nevada Police were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence where the suspect was staying. Officers also received information that a subject with a Vernon County warrant was inside the home.

During the initial contact, Nevada Police located both subjects in question inside the residence. The subject with the active warrant was placed under arrest and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding.

During the search officers seized suspected methamphetamine, opioids, drug paraphernalia and electronics used in the furtherance of narcotics distribution

Nevada Police took into custody a second male subject and he was transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding.

The wanted subject inside the residence was identified as Christopher X. Maslow, age 28 of Nevada. The narcotics suspect has been identified Peter J.N. Pond, age 34 of Nevada. Pond has been charged through the Vernon County Associate Court with the following charges;

Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Felony C
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony D
Pond was given a cash bond of $10,000.

Christopher X. Maslow
Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100.
To report criminal activities call 911 or us the Tip Hotline (417) 448-5117.

Obituary - Eleanor E. Huffman

Eleanor E. Huffman, age 84 years, of Urich, Missouri passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at St. Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, June 9, 2017 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kansas. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Salvation Army of Susan G. Koman and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Eleanor was born January 4, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Lewis Ethan and Goldie Mae (Barnett) Huffman. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Pride Cleaners. She enjoyed playing cards, games, and bowling. She dearly loved her family.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, and 6 brothers; James, Floyd, George, Lewis, Troy, and Lloyd.

Survivors include 4 siblings; Levi Huffman of Kansas City, Kansas, Claude Huffman (Martha) of Spring Hill, Kansas, John Huffman (Carma) of Urich, Missouri, and Audrey Huffman of the home, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

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

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

Butler Country Club Annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament

The Butler Country Club will hold their Annual Father’s Day Tournament on June 18th. 

The event will be a 4 person scramble beginning at 9AM. There will be 18 holes of golf with a Cash Payback!

The event will also feature cash prizes, special event prizes, drawings, a complimentary lunch provided, and no trail fees. Private carts are also welcome at the event. However there will be a limited number of carts available for rent. The rental fee will be $25.

The entry fee is $55 and all entries must be paid by June 15th. No entry into the event will be accepted without an entry fee.

For more information contact Susan McIntire at 660-492-2717 or the Butler Country Club at 660-679-3637.

Nationwide Bail Enforcement LLC is seeking information

Jacob Ryan Madson
Nationwide Bail Enforcement LLC is seeking information on the whereabouts of Jacob Ryan Madson. 

Mr.. Madson is wanted on Henry County warrants for felony domestic assault, felony leaving the scene of an accident and felony forgery. 

Madson is believed to be in or around Clinton Missouri. Contact Nationwide Bail Enforcement with any information. All information will remain anonymous.

Nationwide Bail Enforcement LLC.

Adrian Optimist 4th of July Celebration

Adrian Optimist 4th of July Celebration July 1, 2017!!! See flyer for more info:

All normal activities will take place in the Adrian City Park after the Parade.

We will be having Cosmic Bingo at the Optimist Building with doors opening at 5:30pm. Bingo Starts at 7pm, must be 16 or older to play bingo. $25 gets you your bingo paper and your meal.

The Adrian PTO will be helping us entertain the kids on the south side of the Optimist Building with games, movies, etc.

Fireworks will shoot from the Adrian City Park after Cosmic Bingo. Fireworks will be visible from the Adrian Optimist Building!

The next 5 days

Plans for this coming weekend? Rain should hold off until the middle portion of next week. But it'll become more humid by Saturday into early next week.

Obituary - Thelma Bernice Decker

Thelma Bernice Decker
Thelma Bernice Decker, age 72, of Clinton, died at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, on Wednesday, June 07, 2017.

The family will receive visitors at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. Thelma's cremains will be scattered at a later date.

The family has requested that
memorial contributions be made to the Henry County Memory Fund and left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd St., Clinton, MO 64735.

Condolences may be left online at this website.

Obituary - Jeanette Marie LeClair

Jeanette Marie LeClair, age 61, of Belton, Missouri passed away June 3, 2017. Memorial Mass will begin at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Belton.
Memorial Contributions may be given to Catholic charities.

Jeanette was born January 31, 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Roger and Ruby (Kimes) LeClair. Jeanette received her BA and later became an Admitting Manager for fifteen years at St. Joseph Medical Center of Kansas City. For five years, Jeanette worked in pre-registration for the Olathe Medical Center of Olathe, Kansas. 

Jeanette was devoted to the Catholic faith and she was a member of St. Sabina Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Ruby LeClair.
She is survived by her brother, James C. LeClair, of Belton; four cousins and one aunt.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Charges pending in last months fatality accident in Cass County

One woman died in a serious crash on May 23 in rural Cass County, and a second woman died recently as a result of the crash. Authorities say charges are pending against Caleb J. Parrott of Cleveland, Missouri.

Retha “Norene” Schmidt Burkitt, 77, died on May 28, five days after she was involved in a two-vehicle crash at Missouri D and East 215th Street in Cass County. Burkitt, of Cleveland, was one of three passengers inside a 1995 Plymouth Voyager driven by 78-year-old James S. Kinney on the night of May 23. 

One of the passengers, 76-year-old Deanna M. Kinney, was pronounced dead on the night of the accident shortly after being taken to Belton Regional Medical Center.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened after a 19-year-old man driving a 1995 Ford Ranger struck the back of the van. Both vehicles were headed southbound on Missouri D after 9 p.m. May 23. The report said the Voyager had been stopped to make a left turn when the truck ran into the back of the van. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Authorities said the driver of the van, James S. Kinney, and another occupant, identified in the report as Nathaniel C. Nannen, 65, were injured, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

Burkitt was taken to Research Medical Hospital where she died later of her injuries. The driver of the truck was taken to Research Medical Hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries.

Sgt. Collin Stosberg, a Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman, said charges were pending against
19 year old Caleb J. Parrott of Cleveland, Missouri.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office assisted troopers at the crash scene. The investigation is ongoing.

View accident report here:

Obituary - Willard "Sonny" James Smith Jr.

 Willard "Sonny" James Smith Jr.
Willard James “Sonny” Smith Jr. was born on November 19, 1946 to Willard James Sr. and Wilma (Canady) Smith in Picher, Oklahoma. He departed life on this earth June 3, 2017 at his home in Pryor at the age of 70 years, 6 months and 15 days.

Sonny grew up and attended school in Picher, Oklahoma and graduated from Picher High School in 1965. After high school he was drafted in to the United States Army and served two years. Upon returning home from the Army he enrolled in college and in 1972 he graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a bachelor’s degree. In 1973 he joined the United States Air Force and served until 1977. He later went to work in Missouri as a teacher and coach for Mt. View Public Schools. On June 17, 1988 he married Debra Hughes and the couple made their home in West Plains, Missouri and lived there until coming to Pryor in 2008. Shortly after coming to Pryor he went to work for Pryor Public Schools as a teacher and coach at Lincoln Elementary. Sonny loved his job and all of his students that he taught and coached. He was a wonderful teacher and friend and his students loved him.
Sonny loved sports, especially Oklahoma University. He loved studying United States history and listening to music and had an extensive collection of all of his favorites artists. He also enjoyed to fish until he caught a 9 pound bass and decided to stop fishing. More than anything, his family was most important to him. He loved his kids and his grandkids. He treated Debra’s boys as if they were his own.  He was a great guy and a friend to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his wife Debra, of the home; his children, Kim Buffalo, Brian J. Smith and Laurie Borland and husband Aaron all of Missouri; the mother of his children, Belinda Smith; other children, James C. Hunt of Joplin, Joseph Whister and wife Levana of Tyler, Texas, and Sheldon Hunt of Joplin; one sister Sandy McMinn of Neosho, Missouri; two brothers, Cleo Smith and Jimmy Smith both of Wyandotte; grandchildren Alyvia Hunt, Natalie Hunt, Ethan Buffalo, George Medina, Ashley Smith, Lauren Smith, Kenzie Smith, Lindsay Borland, Addison Borland and one great grandchild Allison Bottoroff.

He is preceded in death by his parents Willard James Sr. and Wilma, one sister Alice and one granddaughter Katelyn Smith.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Lincoln Elementary Physical Education Department in memory of Coach Smith. Please send via mail to 1635 South Elliot St. Pryor, OK 74361.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday June 8th at 2pm at the Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care in Pryor Oklahoma.

Improvements coming to House of Hound

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House of Hound will be doing some AWESOME improvements to the shelter...we will close at 4 pm Friday June 9th and re-open in a few days (not sure of how long all upgrades will take). We will update the progress with pictures and info :)

We would LOVE for all our furry crew to find amazing homes this week so PLEASE share and help us find them families (we will board all dogs during our upgrades)..we will do appts. for dog adoptions as well during this time

During the upgrades we will have a bidding online auction as well with AMAZING items you can get for gifts or yourself :) :)

Thank you all so much for helping us to date save over 500 animals from euthanasia!!
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Lowry City female arrested on felony drug charge

 Vicky Rounds
On June 2, Vicky Rounds, 57, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class D felony possession of a controlled substance, class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

The warrant was issued on May 31 and bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s office investigation on May 1 when a deputy was contacted by an off-duty Missouri Department of Conservation Agent in reference to a possibly intoxicated female subject who had drove her vehicle off the roadway on C Highway near the ZZ Highway intersection.

The deputy arrived on scene and made contact with Rounds who appeared to be intoxicated and admitted to drinking alcohol prior to driving her boyfriend's Chrysler minivan to the location. Rounds was taken into custody and transported her to the St. Clair County Jail. 

While being booked in, jail staff located a pill bottle in her purse containing a green leafy substance with a smell and appearance consistent with marijuana. Also in this pill bottle were 49 pills. The pills were identified as six 6 different types including Diazepam, Hydrocodone, Soma, and three other types of Alprazolam pills.

Female from Kansas arrested on probation violation warrant

Annette Smith
On June 2, Annette Smith, 40, Fort Scott, Kan., was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for probation violation on an original class C felony charge of possessing a controlled substance. The warrant was issued on March 30 and bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Oct. 4, 2016 when deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Highway 82, west of Osceola on Missouri Department of Conservation land. 

During the investigation a pipe with residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine and several other items of drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle.

Osceola man arrested on warrant for felony drug charge

 Tommy Graham
On June 5, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Tommy Graham, 54, Osceola, on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance. 

The warrant was issued the same day and stems from an Osceola Police Department investigation on April 26. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

Obituary -Eleanor B. Diehl

Eleanor B. Diehl 
Funeral services for Eleanor B. Diehl will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Reverend Terry C. Diehl officiating and Brother Bill Perkey assisting. 

Visitation is prior to the services from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. Contributions to Double Branch Christian Church or Pleasant Gap Christian Church. Online condolences,

Eleanor Berte Diehl, age 92 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at her home in Butler. She was born December 26, 1924 to Arthur Charles and Stella Mae Wolf Burkhart in Pleasant Gap, Missouri.

Eleanor is survived by a son, Paul J. Diehl Jr. and wife Terry of Stilwell, Kansas; two daughters, Janice Siegel and husband Terry of Lake Winnebago, Missouri and Maribeth Golladay and husband John of Butler, Missouri; ten grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul John Diehl Sr. in 2010; two sons, David and Doug Diehl; two brothers, Bob and Ralph Burkhart; and one sister, Theo Durst.

Obituary - Betty Lee Spratt

Betty Lee Spratt
Funeral services for Betty L. Spratt will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be prior to the services from 10 - 11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Charity of Choice. Online condolences,

Betty Lee Spratt, age 94 of Nevada, Missouri died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born April 22, 1923 to Ray Edwin and Laura Jane Hamilton Bainter in Liberal, Missouri.

Betty is survived by a son, Cris Spratt and wife Joyce of Milo, Missouri; a daughter, Renee Spratt of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three grandsons, Ricky Spratt and wife Kristy of Texas, David Spratt and wife Jacquelin of Nevada, Missouri and Matthew Spratt and wife Melissa of Holden, Missouri; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Spratt; two brothers; and three sisters.

Grand Opening Polecat Creek in Harrisonville