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Thursday, June 8, 2017

From Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Crews are working on problem with equipment in the Belton Substation that is causing outages for over 500 members in that area.

There has been extensive damage to some lines and equipment and additional crews have been called in to help with repairs. They will work to restore power as quickly as possible.

Obituary - Katie E. (Teeter) Nicholson

Katie E. (Teeter) Nicholson 
Katie Elizabeth (Teeter) Nicholson, 32, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Thursday, June 8, 2017 surrounded by love and family at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.

She is survived by her husband, Daryl Nicholson, a son, Dyson Nicholson and a daughter, Khloe Nicholson all of the home; her parents, Dannie Teeter, Harrisonville, Missouri and Kim Teeter, Louisburg, Kansas; two brothers, Billy Teeter and wife Tamra, Harrisonville, Missouri, Brad Teeter and wife Amanda, East Lynne, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Norman and Sharon Rainey, St. Joseph, Missouri; adoring nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Nicholson Family Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

8th Annual Highways. Hogs, and Hillbillies Poker Run

8th Annual Highways. Hogs, and Hillbillies Poker Run. To support the 27th Circuit Adult Recovery Court Saturday June 17th, 2017

Obituary - John Hayden Morgan

John Hayden Morgan
John Hayden Morgan, aged 83 of Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Nevada, MO. He was born November 7, 1933 in Wichita Falls, TX to Otho Elmer and Argie Isophine (Nelson) Morgan. He graduated from high school at New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM in 1951. He continued his education at West Texas State University in Canyon, TX, graduating in 1955. While in college he met Jennie Bess George, whom he married in 1953.

At the completion of his college degree in business, he entered military service. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army until 1957. Upon completion of his military service and Ranger training, Hayden and Jennie returned to Tulia, TX where they began farming and ranching. When the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, Hayden was recalled to active service and achieved the rank of Captain.

The family moved to Nevada, MO in 1965 where he continued farming/ranching. He served his community as state representative from 1971-1976, then as Presiding Commissioner of Vernon County Commissioner from1979-1982. Additionally, he served on boards of numerous community organizations. He was especially honored to serve on the Board of Directors of Quality Products, Inc.

Hayden is survived by wife Jennie of the home; two sons, John Morgan and his wife Evelyn, Lexington, MO, and Sam Morgan, Nevada; one daughter, Linda Thornburgh and her husband Jerry, Roeland Park, KS; seven grandchildren, Taegan Morgan, Tyne Hulsey and her husband James, Taylon Morgan, Melissa Wilkinson, Sam Morgan and his wife Michelle, Jessica Chilcoat and her husband Aaron, Erin Thornburgh-Fast and her husband Paul; seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Gage, Brandon, Gavin, Hayden, Kinsler, and Kimbrel; and several great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; two brothers, George Morgan and his wife Georgia, Tulia, TX, and Roger Morgan, Tulia, TX ; one sister, Marilyn Winborn and her husband Dwight, Fredricksburg, TX.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Nevada with Rev. Greg Ferree officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to the First Presbyterian Church, NRMC Hospice c/o NRMC Foundation in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

News from House of Hound in Butler

A super huge Shout Out and Thank You to our own Carrie Adams!!! Many of you might not know this but It has been over one year now that Carrie has been running the House Of Hound Facebook page! It is a 24/7 job and she never really gets a full day away from the page and all of it’s activity! She posts all of our available dogs, all of our adoptions, courtesy posts for other rescues and individuals with lost or found dogs, plus responds to all of our Facebook messages. 

Carrie is also very involved with all of our online auctions and various fundraising activities as well. There are a few unsung heroes behind the scenes that have made a huge impact in our success thus far and Carrie is one of these individuals for sure! I can honestly say that House Of Hound would not still be in operation without her efforts! 

Carrie is very humble and never wants credit for the wonderful work that she does but we all really appreciate having her on our team and want to give her to know how we all really feel! Thank you so much for all you do Carrie! SALUTE! - Brooks

First Summer Heat of the Year

First bit of summertime heat set to arrive this weekend. Heat indices in the upper 90s possible in northwestern Missouri. Mid 90s most everywhere else.

Obituary - Charles “Raymond” Flanary

Charles “Raymond” Flanary, 82, Archie, MO, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10 at the First Baptist Church, Archie, with visitation from 10:00-11:30 at the church. 

Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network,

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).

Obituary - Betty June Steward

Betty June Steward, 69, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Clinton, Mo., died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born June 6, 1947 in Clinton, Mo., the daughter of Russell Lee Armstrong and Irene Frances (Hall) Armstrong.

Betty was employed in the healthcare field, working for Golden Living Center-Westwood in Clinton, Mo.

She married Mike Steward, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Shelly Keller and husband John, Warrensburg, Mo., and Robin Hankins, Clinton, Mo.; one brother, Donald Gene Armstrong, Independence, Mo.; one sister, Frances Elliott, Independence, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services are pending under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

Obituary - Dorothy F. Koch

Dorothy F. Koch
Dorothy F. Koch, age 86, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away June 5, 2017 at Greystone Nursing & Rehabilitation in Cabot, Arkansas. Visitation will be held from 10-12, Friday, June 9, 2017 at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore, Missouri. 

Graveside Service will take place at 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 9 at the Pleasant Mound Cemetery in Osceola, Missouri. Memorial Contributions may be given to Children’s International, 2000 E. Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, MO 64131.

Dorothy flew home to the Lord on June 5, 2017 in Cabot Arkansas. Dorothy was born February 4, 1931 to Harry and Beulah (Hicks) Rinard in Osceola, Missouri. Dorothy married Edward Clayton Leabo December 25, 1948. To this union six children were born and one stillborn daughter, Edward Clayton, Jr., Leroy Franklin, Victoria May, Christina Fay, and Terry Allen. In later years she married Henry Koch.

Dorothy was employed for 41 years at Children’s International. Her career with Children’s International allowed her to travel the world. Dorothy visited the holy land of Israel, France, England, Guatemala, Ecuador, as well as the entire United States. Because of her many years of great service, Children’s International honored Dorothy by opening the “Dorothy Koch’s Library of Hope” in Colombia, South America.

Her hobbies included playing cards, boating and fishing in her pond or any body of water she could put her pole and line in. She was an avid Royals fan and attended many games. Most importantly, Dorothy was a faithful Southern Baptist and a member of the Coleman Baptist Church.

Dorothy was lovingly taken care of by her daughter, Victoria for the last six years of her life.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two children, and brother, Harry (Doc) Rinard. She is survived by her sisters, Dee Dee, Betty, Jerry, sister-in-law, Ruby, daughters, Victoria and Christina; sons, Leroy and Terry, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one expected; many nieces and nephews and a great host of friends.

Spirit Stroll at the Bates County Museum

 Bates County Museum on Elks Drive in Butler 
SPIRIT STROLL: The Spirits are preparing for their annual Stroll around the Museum! Thursday, JUNE 15th, 6:30 pm - Come meet these folks from the past and hear their stories. 

The thin veil will part that evening and we'll get a glimpse of what it was like living in Bates County years ago.... This encounter is free and open to the public. 

Bring your kiddos, family, friends, and neighbors. It's not scary at all... 

We'll share in refreshments when the Spirits retire for the evening.

Have you seen this missing Missouri woman?

Obituary - James Kenneth McClanahan

James Kenneth "Kenny" McClanahan, age 83, La Cygne, Kansas passed away on Thursday June 8, 2017. He was born on March 1, 1934 in La Cygne the second of eight children born to Elmer and Fern Edwards McClanahan. Kenny graduated from La Cygne High School in the Class of 1954. He united in marriage to Arlene Culter on August 29, 1954. Kenny and Arlene made their home in La Cygne. They were together for sixty-two years and raised five children. He worked and retired from Farmland Industries. 

Kenny was very active in the community, serving on the Park Board, La Cygne City Council, Historical Society and Planning Commission. The community appreciated and recognized his service by making him the 2006 Grand Marshall of the La Cygne Fiesta. Aside from all his service to the city, what he loved the most was softball.

He started coaching his children's teams in the 1970s. After his children were grown, Kenny continued to coach the daughters of the community for several years winning many tournaments, including the state in 1986. While coaching and umpiring, he became the Kansas Amateur Softball Association Deputy District Commissioner for several years. During his retirement, he was instrumental in getting the Prairie View High School softball program approved and started. Kenny also enjoyed fishing, frogging, boating and camping. He was a quiet man but loved to tell a good story. 

Many times he would start laughing so hard he would cry before he finished telling it. He was a long time member of the B.P.O. E. 921, Osawatomie and the Calvary Baptist Church, La Cygne. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jess and Carl, two sisters, Cleda Fern and Vickie. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Arlene, three sons and their wives, Kenny and Joyce, Mike and Jody, and Randy and Renee, two daughters Cheryl and Gary Weis and Tracy and Todd Williams, three sisters, Carol and Joyce Brewer and Linda Dodge, fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Graveside service will be held 10:30 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will b held from 5 to 7 pm Monday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Prairie View Softball Program or Calvary Baptist Church. On line condolences for the family can be left at

Obituary - Buddie Joe Durham

Buddie Joe Durham, 82, Rich Hill, MO passed away on June7, 2017 at Breezy Meadows in Rich Hill. 

Buddie was born December 8, 1934 in Richards, MO to Harley and Rhoda (Gill) Durham. He was united in marriage to Wanda Durham.

Memorial services are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home and will be held at a later date.

Obituary - Wanda Ann Durham

Wanda Ann Durham, 70, Rich Hill, MO passed away on June 7, 2017 at her home in Rich Hill.

Wanda was born July 16, 1946 in Nevada, MO to Everett and Wilma (Walker) Mitchem. 

She was united in marriage to Buddie Joe Durham.

Memorial services are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home and will be held at a later date.

Kansas City District announces appointment of new district engineer

Brian Kidwell
MoDOT announced the appointment of Brian Kidwell as the Kansas City District's new district engineer. Kidwell has served as the assistant district engineer of program delivery for the KC District since 2011. 

The KC District covers a nine-county region including Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Platte, Ray and Saline counties. This includes a total population of 1,285,863, and 3,083 miles of state highways to maintain.

"I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead MoDOT's Kansas City District team," Kidwell said. "My goal is to build and develop relationships inside and outside MoDOT to ensure a collaborative, sincere and personal approach in delivering a safe and effective transportation system for our deserving community."

Before his role as the assistant district engineer, Kidwell served as project director for MoDOT's $245 million Interstate 29/35 design-build "kcICON" project featuring the award-winning Christopher S. Bond Missouri River Bridge. The kcICON project was selected as the country's top road project of 2010 by Roads and Bridges, a national transportation-industry magazine.

Kidwell has been with the department for more than 26 years managing highway projects in the Kansas City region. "Having spent 26 years with MoDOT in a variety of roles, and as a proud Missouri native, my respect runs deep for our hardworking MoDOT employees. Many of our employees make significant sacrifices as they serve the public, our community leaders and other stakeholders," he said.

Kidwell earned his bachelor of science in civil engineering degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Harrisonville Animal Shelter Customer Appreciation Day

Ladies Night out tonight at Archie Fishing Dock

Road work in Harrisonville

Over the next two weeks the Harrisonville Street Department will be replacing curb on Wren Street to reestablish the proper grade before work starts on the 2017 asphalt repaving program. 

Please slow down and give our workers plenty of room if you are driving in this area.

UPDATE: Suspect Charged in Church Burglary

 Malik R. McClinton
CASS CO – On May 30, 2017 deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary at the Pathway Church of Raymore on South Madison St. 

During that investigation surveillance photos showed a male subject inside and around the church.  
In an effort to help identify the suspect the Cass County Sheriff’s Office posted the information on Facebook. 

The photos of the suspect were viewed over 45,000 times. That posting lead to information identifying the suspect as 19-year-old Malik R. McClinton of Raymore. 

 “This is a great instance of our community helping law enforcement by sharing information and bringing someone to justice,” said Sheriff Jeff Weber.

McClinton was charged today with Burglary 2nd Degree and Property Damage 1st Degree. He is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail and being hold on $5000.00 bond.

Looking for something to do tonight in Harrisonville?

Cass County Hitmen Fundraiser

Rich Hill Famous for the 4th Car Show!

Nevada Police warn of possible scam

Nevada Police were made aware of a possible survey scam going around the area.

A letter containing a check is being sent out to individuals asking them to take part in a survey of certain large businesses. They are requesting that you get a Money Gram transfer for the amount of the check given and send it to another individual usually in a different state. 

Before sending the check they are requiring you to make notification to a phone number or email address letting them know you are depositing/cashing the money. The possible scammers are using the name and logo of "Market Force".  

The following information was obtained from the Market Force website. "In the last several months we have been seeing increased activity among scammers attempting to take your money and as a trusted mystery shopping provider, Market Force wants you to know that we're here to help.

If you believe you have been approached by a fraudulent mystery shop company, we suggest you contact one or all of the following:

Your local police department. Ask for the Cyber Crimes department or an investigator. 

The FBI. See FBI Complaints
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices. To file a complaint, visit FTC Contact, call 1-877-FTC-HELP, or write to Federal Trade Commission, CRC-240, Washington, DC 20580.
E-mail service provider of the person contacting you such as AOL, Google, Yahoo, etc., visit their 'Contact Us' page to file a complaint. Remember to provide accurate information about the person or persons perpetuating the fraud so that the authorities can assist you in stopping this activity.

We've found that some scammers are:

Using Market Force Information logo
Pretending to be a Market Force employee (and using a real Market Force employee name) Taking text from our website to present a professional look and feel 

These individuals or groups want to take your money and will go to extreme measures to trick you into believing that they are a legitimate business. Here are some of the clues that will help you identify the contact as a scam:

You are sent 'money' in the form of a check in advance of your performing a shop. These checks are not good and your bank will then look for you to make good on the deposit. Market Force Information does not pay shoppers in advance of a shop.
You are asked to pay money to become a shopper. Legitimate mystery shopping firms never ask for money from a shopper."

Courtesy of the Nevada Police Department Facebook Page

New Pedestrian Awareness Campaign Kicks Off June 12th

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On June 12, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety will launch a new week-long campaign focusing on pedestrian safety. The campaign will be geared toward pedestrians and drivers, educating both about what to watch out for to ensure everyone is safe.

Statewide, from 2013-2016, a total of 347 pedestrians were killed, and 1,021 were seriously injured.

The top five pedestrian contributing factors involved in the 347 fatalities were failure to yield (100 fatalities), alcohol impairment (55 fatalities), distraction/inattention (44 fatalities), drug impairment (20 fatalities) and physical impairment (11 fatalities).

“We want to be sure that citizens are as safe as possible in all modes of transportation,” said Bill Whitfield, chair of the coalition’s executive committee. “We encourage all drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to make safe choices so everyone, no matter the mode of transportation, makes it to their destination safe.”

Keep the following pedestrian safety tips in mind anytime you walk:
Drivers and pedestrians need to make eye contact with each other. Don’t assume that the other one has seen you.

· If you must exit a stalled vehicle alongside the roadway, do so on the opposite side of traffic and do not attempt to walk across the oncoming traffic.

· Only cross at an intersection or crosswalk – stepping out from between parked cars or other obstacles by the road can keep a driver from being able to see you and stop in time.

· Look left, right and then left again before crossing an intersection or crosswalk – you always want to double check the lane that you’ll be entering first.

· Be aware of drivers even when you are in a designated crosswalk – drivers can look and use their mirrors, but there are always blind spots.

· Avoid walking with headphones in – you won’t to be able to hear if a car is coming.

· Always wear brightly colored clothing for visibility when exercising alongside a roadway.

· Always walk against the flow of traffic rather than with the traffic.

· Always be cautious when exiting parking lots, and be on the lookout for pedestrians.

For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at Save MO Lives.

Two escape injury in Nevada crash

On 6/7/17 around 4:53pm the Nevada Police Department responded to a two vehicle accident at US 54 Highway I-49 in Nevada.

The Nevada Police Department says an accident occurred involving a passenger car driven by Michelle L. Engelbrecht of Nevada, Missouri and a unknown SUV driven by Kaylan A. Yockey of Nevada, Missouri.

Traffic was delayed a short time and no one was injured in this accident.

Free Fishing Days in Missouri set for June 10 and 11

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Want some free fun that gets family and friends outside in nature? Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Free Fishing Days June 10 and 11. 

During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.

Aside from not needing permits, other fishing regulations remain in effect, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler may keep. Special permits may still be required at some county, city, or private fishing areas. Trespass laws remain in effect on private property.

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish, and Free Fishing Days encourages people to sample the state's abundant fishing opportunities. Missouri has more than a million acres of surface water, and most of it provides great fishing. More than 200 different fish species are found in Missouri, with more than 20 of them being game fish for the state's more than 1.1 million anglers.

For information on Missouri fishing regulations, fish identification, and more, get a copy of MDC's "2017 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations" where permits are sold, or online at

For extensive information on getting started fishing, identifying fish species, finding places to fish, regulations, and more, visit MDC online at

The proper handling of caught fish is important to release them unharmed. Get tips and techniques through this MDC video on Fish Handling Tips at

MDC’s free MO Fishing mobile app helps anglers find the best places to fish in Missouri, access regulation information, identify fish by species, and more. Anglers can also buy, store, and show fishing permits right on their mobile devices. MO Fishing is available for download through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices. Learn more at

Sapp Bros. Travel Center Grand Opening Party In Harrisonville Today

Adrian Lanes selected as business of the month

Adrian Lanes will be recognized tomorrow At 9:30am as the chamber of commerce business of the month! 

Please be there to support the business and Bob Surber will be giving a short presentation. 

It will only take about 15 minutes and your presence will be greatly appreciated! Adrian Lanes 32 East Main Adrian, MO. 64720 (816) 297-2567

Public Service Announcement: Lock your vehicle

Recently several Police Department's has responded to several vehicle related thefts throughout the city. 

Items stolen include money, credit cards, checkbooks, clothing, and guns to name a few. Below is a few helpful tips:

1. Always lock your vehicle. The way these thieves tend to operate is by walking down streets at night checking for vehicles that are unlocked. Locked vehicles are hardly ever broken into because breaking into them causes noise and generally draws attention. Unlocked vehicles are an easy target as it doesn’t really make a sound to open and close the door.

2. Be a responsible gun owner. Take your gun out of your car at night, especially if you leave your vehicle doors unlocked. As a gun owner, you should take steps to ensure that the gun that you own is never used to hurt people without cause. If someone steals your gun, there is no telling when or who it could be used on. There are always people in the market to buy stolen firearms as they cannot legally obtain them.

3. Call the police f you see something. Be aware of what’s happening outside of your house when you are awake at night. If you get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night, look out on your street and see if you notice anyone walking down the street looking into vehicles, or trying door handles. Police Officers are patrolling your neighborhoods at night, however it’s sometimes easier for the thieves to see the Police coming than it is for the Police to see them, which gives them time to hide. Having citizens call us helps us to know that there is a possible thief in the area and increases our chance of catching them.

4. Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle. Thieves are looking for easy targets that will net them a quick return by selling, pawning, or using the items. Leaving credit cards, debit cards, check books, social security cards, wallets, purses in an unlocked vehicle makes it easy for a thief to steal your identity. Not leaving valuables in your vehicle reduces the amount of money you are out if a theft should occur. If you do leave valuables in your vehicle and lock your door, leave those valuables out of sight so your vehicle doesn’t look as appealing.

It is our hope that together the community and the Police can work together to greatly reduce crime

65th Butler Saddle Club Rodeo

The 65th Butler Saddle Club Ram Rodeo will hit the Butler Saddle Club Arena June 16th, 17th and 18th .

Gates open at 8:00 pm nightly. This MRCA, URA and ACRA , Sanctioned Rodeo has 9 big events and $500.00, $250.00 per end DTR , $400.00 BAW added money.

The Traditional “ Wild Horse Race” kicks off at 8:00 pm nightly. The 65th annual Butler Saddle Club Ram Rodeo features 9 sanctioned events include Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Team Roping, Breakaway Tie Down Roping and “ over 40 “ Tie Down, to include Steer Wrestling, and Bull Riding.

Adult Tickets $10.00 at the gate
Adult Advance Tickets $8.00

Children Tickets $8.00 at the gate
Children Advance tickets $5.00

Harrisonville teen injured after striking parked car in Cass County

On 6/7/17 around 9:43pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Garden City Fire Department and Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Northbound Missouri 7 Highway just north of 323rd Street.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2013 Ford Mustang driven by 19 year old Jessica L. Wardlow of Harrisonville, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a parked 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe.

 Jessica L. Wardlow sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by Garden City Fire to Cass Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by J's Southland Tow and Johnson's Tow.

Copyright Mid America Live News 

Garden City Officers Capture Wanted Man After Receiving Tip

On 6/7/17 around At 7:30 pm Officers of the Garden City Police Department received a tip that a wanted man was hiding in a residence in the 400 block of 10th street in Garden City. 

Officers were able to enter the residence and quickly locate the 30 year old man. 

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Cass County Jail.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us.

Obituary - Nathan Henry “Hank” Allinson

Nathan Henry “Hank” Allinson, age 76, formerly of El Dorado Springs, MO, departed this life on May 30, 2017, at Medicalodge in Butler, MO. He was born May 20, 1941, in Appleton City, MO, to Daniel Clinton Allinson and Sara “Orlena” (Hamby) Allinson. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the Army.

Hank’s passions were driving fast cars, which began in 1963, on both circle tracks, where he was nicknamed “High Henry”, and at the drag strip. In December, 2015, he was inducted into the Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Hall of Fame in the “Legends” category. Hank’s other passion was flying and fixing model airplanes. He would much rather fly them, but it came with the territory.

Preceding Hank in death were: his mother, Sara “Orlena” (Hamby) Allinson; father, Daniel Clinton Allinson, Jr.; sister, Carolyn “Sue” (Allinson) Cook; sister, Margaret Anne (Allinson) Barger; and brother-in-law, David Lee Barger.

Survivors include his step-mother, Allene Allinson; brother-in-law, Pete Cook and Linda; four nieces and two nephews: Toni (Barger) McElwain and husband Jon, Bobbi (Barger) Quick and husband Daniel, Brenda (Bourland) Smythers and husband Greg, Rick Bourland, and Travis Cook.

A memorial service for Hank Allinson will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Don Barger officiating. Burial of cremains will follow in Taberville Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.