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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Obituary - Virginia Elizabeth (Brown) Wallace

Virginia Elizabeth (Brown) Wallace
Virginia Elizabeth (Brown) Wallace, beloved sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on July 17, 2017, in Warrensburg, Missouri. Virginia, or “Ginny,” as she was known to many, was born on March 1, 1933, to Henry Wallace Brown and Hazel Glenn (Moss) Brown, near Versailles, in Morgan County, Missouri. She married the love of her life, Wayne Sherman Wallace, on June 17, 1956, in Clinton, Missouri, where they lived for over 50 years. They celebrated 61 years together last month. Virginia was preceded in death by both parents and a great-granddaughter, Stella Nimmer.

Virginia is survived by her loving husband, Wayne, of the home in Warrensburg; one brother, John Henry Brown and wife Margaret Ann of Leawood, Kansas; one sister-in-law Waneta Smith of Clinton; one daughter, Carole Nimmer and husband Don of Warrensburg; one son, Christopher Wallace and wife Debora Ann Vickers Wallace of Lee’s Summit; seven grandchildren, Timothy Nimmer and wife Tracy of Castle Rock, Colorado, Angela Noland and husband Erek of Kearney, Missouri, Natalie Nimmer of Honolulu, Hawaii, Michael and Elizabeth Nimmer of Warrensburg, Raleigh and Clara Wallace of Lee’s Summit; and four great-grandchildren, Luke and Grant Noland and Siena and Jackson Nimmer, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Virginia was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg, and had also belonged to the Allen Street Baptist and First Baptist churches of Clinton for many years. She enjoyed participating in Bible and book study groups, taught Sunday School and tutored young children. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years starting at Clearfield Cheese Company and the family business, Dunning Furniture Store. She held a real estate license, and most recently, worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block in Clinton. Virginia was a wonderful cook. She loved to read and displayed her artistic talents sewing, painting and gardening. Her grandkids were her pride and joy, and she was a constant supporter at their athletic, scholastic and musical activities. Her true gift was constantly making lemons out of lemonade and being a friend to all who met her.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, July 21, at noon at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri, followed by a celebration of life service at 1:00PM, and burial in Englewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Condolences and fond memories may be left online at

Part time job in Butler

The Butler Police Department has a part time dispatch position with a guaranteed 12 hours a week. Must be willing to work evenings, nights, and holidays. 

Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screen.

Obituary - Margaret Dawson Tidwell

Margaret Dawson Tidwell 99 of Plattsburg, Missouri formerly of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Nick's Health Care, Plattsburg, Missouri.

A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 24, 2017 at Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Missouri. Family will receive friends on Monday, July 24, 2017 from 9:30 until 10:00 a.m. at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

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

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Drunk Driver strikes Missouri State Highway Patrol car in St. Clair County

A driver is hospitalized with serious injuries after a drunk driving crash involving a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper's patrol car.
The crash happened in St. Clair County on U.S. 54 in Collins Friday night. Investigators say the driver smashed into the back of the trooper's car. The driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. 
The Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop D tweeted the picture of the trooper's car Monday on Twitter as reminder to not drink and drive.

Woman charged with Felony 2nd Degree Rape in St. Clair County

Jayme Boyd
On July 14, Jayme Boyd, 24, Bolivar, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with an unclassified felony statutory rape-second degree. The warrant was issued on July 12 and bond is set at $25,000 cash only.

The charge stems from an incident on July 1, 2015. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation started on June 7 when a deputy was contacted by a Missouri Department of Children’s Division worker in reference to a possible statutory rape case involving a juvenile and Boyd. An interview was conducted and the victim noted Boyd was a family friend.

At the time of the alleged incident Boyd was 23 years old and the victim was 15 years old. The victim stated the sexual relationship with Boyd lasted a couple of months.

Miami R-1 Enrollment Schedule

Miami R-1 Enrollment Schedule
Date: August 7th & 8th
New Students PK-12
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Date: Monday, August 7th
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Seniors
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Juniors
Date: Tuesday, August 8th
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sophomores
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Freshmen
Date: Wednesday, August 9th
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 8th graders
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 7th Graders
Elementary PK-6 may enroll on any of
these days.
If you have children in various grades, you may
enroll them all at the same time.

Bates County Coroner Activity Report 7/1-7/15-2017

Activity Report for the period July 1-15, 2017:

· 2 Nursing Home/Hospice type deaths were reported for the period. None required further investigation.

· On 7/4/2017 the Coroner was called to a residence on West Grove St. in Butler. Mikeral A. Carter was pronounced by Coroner Greg D. Mullinax at 1434; no further information shall be released at this time.

· On 7/13/2017, the Bates County Coroner assisted with the Bates County Office of Emergency Management’s Disaster Preparedness exercise at the Bates County Fairgrounds from 8am until noon.

Courtesy of Bates County Coroner Greg D. Mullinax

Children's Health & Safety Fair in Adrian

Part Time Job In Butler

Pantry Thrift Store/Community Food Pantry has an opening for a part-time employee.

Approximately 9 hours per week. 3 hours each on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Job Requirements:
· Dependable
· Trustworthy
· Positive Attitude
· Ability to lift 30-50 pounds routinely

Job Duties:
· Sorting incoming donations in our donation building
· Assisting donors/purchasers with unloading/loading heavy items
· Moving/storing heavy bags of clothing/holiday items in to and out of storage as needed

· Emptying trash cans/sweeping and other misc. duties

· Apply in person at Pantry Thrift Store, 901 S Outer Rd, Butler (10am-5pm) Mon-Sat 660-679-3951

Obituary - Eva Leah Adams

Eva's wishes were to be cremated with no public services. Arrangement by the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences, 

Eva Leah Adams, age 76 of Amsterdam, Missouri died Monday, July 17, 2017 at KU Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born March 3, 1941 to John Preston and Artie Mae Bailey Thompson. 

Eva is survived by her husband, Jerry Adams of Amsterdam, Missouri; a daughter, Anita Kersher and husband Rick of Amsterdam, Missouri; four stepsons, Darrell Adams and wife Sandra of Independence, Missouri, Curtis Adams and wife Tina of Carthage, Mississippi, Carson Adams and wife Kellia of Charleston, South Carolina, Loren Adams and wife Carrie of Charleston, South Carolina; three brothers, A.C., Ricky and Gary Thompson all of Talhlequah, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mary Sue of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Cressie Campbell of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jesse and Everett Thompson; and one sister.

Updated Obituary - John J. Barrett

John J. Barrett
A celebration of life for John James Barrett will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. There is no visitation. Online condolences, 

John James Barrett, age 21 of Cincinnati, Ohio (formerly of Amoret, Missouri) died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Cincinnati. He was born February 20, 1996 to John and Karla Barrett in Nevada, Missouri.

John is survived by his parents, John and Karla Barrett of Amoret, Missouri; a brother, Shantez Smith of Amoret, Missouri; a sister, Sabrina Barrett of Amoret, Missouri; and maternal grandparents, Calvin and Virginia Smith of Sheldon, Missouri.

From Studio M Salon

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Studio M Salon located at 1013 N. Orange Street in Butler 

Tai Chi Tuesdays in Butler

Tai Chi Tuesdays continues tonight at 7:00 pm in Robertson Hall... $5 per class... Instructor is Dr. James (Rusty) Womelduf. Looking forward to "gathering chi, commencement, repulse monkey, grasping the bird's tail, "and other interesting moves! :)

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Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Through Saturday

After a marginally hot day on Tuesday (HI 95-100), heat indices will rise to between 105 and 110 degrees Wednesday through Saturday across the entire region. 

Confidence in the extreme heat lasting from Wed-Sat is highest along and south of HWY 36. Areas north of HWY 36 will have HI values 105 to 110 Wednesday through Friday, but Saturday could see some storms and clouds, which may keep conditions slightly cooler. 

Air quality will be compromised all week due to the warm conditions. Watch those pets and keep them cool.

From the desk of Bates County Southern Commissioner Larry Hacker

"Four Rivers" listing in the current Missouri Tourism publication ties it to Rich Hill ... which it should. This facility is a silent promoter for bringing good revenue to Rich Hill and southern Bates County as many who frequent it are from out of the area, and out of state. They stay at our motels, buy gas and food in our county, and are occasional buyers of property here.

Never miss an opportunity to talk up Bates County and what we offer! You never know when that person will brings jobs and other good things to our county!

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Kansas man arrested on Barton County Warrants

Devin Vail
On July 14, Devin Vail, 21, Girard, Kansas, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Barton County warrant charging him with class A felony robbery-first degree, class A felony assault first degree, and unclassified felony armed criminal action. 

The warrant was issued on July 12 and bond is set at $250,000 cash or surety. 

The charges stem from a Barton County Sheriff’s Office investigation on July 9.