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Obituary - Dawn Mar­vel Gwin

 Dawn Mar­vel Gwin
Dawn Mar­vel Gwin, a res­i­dent of Dothan, Al­abama passed away on Mon­day, Au­gust 7, 2017. He was 74.
(Visitation was held Fri­day, Au­gust 11, 2017 at Sun­set Fu­neral Home in Midland, Alabama.)

Graveside ser­vices with Mil­i­tary Hon­ors will be held on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 2, 2017 at 2 pm in Ap­ple­ton City Ceme­tery in Ap­ple­ton City, MO. Those unable to attend and who would like to sign the register book for Mr. Gwin may do so at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­r­ial do­na­tions may be made to the Shriner's Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren, Of­fice of De­vel­op­ment, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Donations may be left at Hill & Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Gwin was born on Au­gust 29, 1942 in Ap­ple­ton City, Mis­souri and spent the early part of his life there. He was a 1960 grad­u­ate of Ap­ple­ton City High School and joined the Air Force on Jan­u­ary 3, 1961 where he was sta­tioned in Ger­many. Fol­low­ing his mil­i­tary ca­reer, he worked with the Birm­ing­ham Po­lice De­part­ment as a pa­trol­man then with the Jef­fer­son County Sher­if­f’s De­part­ment as a he­li­copter pi­lot. In 1978, he moved to the Wire­grass area and was em­ployed at Fort Rucker as an in­struc­tor pi­lot un­til his re­tire­ment in 1996. Mr. Gwin then moved to Mo­bile where he was em­ployed as a man­ager and sales­man with Su­pe­rior Metal Prod­ucts. He moved back to Dothan in 2005 where he was em­ployed with Lib­erty Na­tional as a re­cruiter un­til his sub­se­quent re­tire­ment. 


He was a mem­ber of the Shriner's and the Pales­tine Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church in Mo­bile. He en­joyed play­ing golf and was an avid Al­abama Foot­ball fan.

Mr. Gwin was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Dawn For­est and Vir­ginia Faye Gwin; a brother, Ben Burk; a sis­ter, Patty Burk; and a son Steven Gwin. 

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, Jo Gwin; his chil­dren, Scott (Sil­via) Gwin and Leslie (Chris) Payne; step-chil­dren, Julie Page (Barry Hig­gins) and Gary Schlie; grand­chil­dren, Sean Gwin, Trevor Gwin, Tay­lor Gwin, Noah Gwin, Cameron Payne, Colton Payne, Ash­ton Payne, Dal­ton Schlie and Amanda Page; and great grand­child, Sky­lar Gwin; brother Michael Dale Gwin (Shirley); and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.




Obituary - Robert Dean "Weenie" Schoenhals

Robert Dean "Weenie" Schoenhals, age 56, of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away August 22, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born on September 28, 1960 at Miami, Oklahoma the son of J. Don and Helen Loletta "Pete" Dickson Schoenhals. He graduated from Miami High School in the Class of 1978. He married Shelli Cox on July 17, 1982. 

Dean had an entrepreneurial spirit. He owned and operated North Side Auto, and worked at several other jobs. His true love was North Side BBQ. He truly enjoyed visiting with customers and friends while offering a great product and service to the local people and those from some distance away. Dean loved his family, enjoyed spending time with friends and riding his motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Shelli, four children: Jaisha Murillo and Rafael, Trae Schoenhals and Becca, Rance Schoenhals, and Shaila Schoenhals and Nathan, two sisters, Dona Wyrick and Connie Shaffer, and four grandchildren: Gabriel, Amaris, Lynndee and Maxximus.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 pm Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton Chapel. A motorcycle ride in memory of Dean will be held after the visitation A Celebration of Life will be held later that evening from 7 pm to 10:30 pm at the Van Lerberg Ranch, 22348 Valley Rd, La Cygne, Kansas. The family suggests contributions to the Pleasanton United Methodist Church, Grady''s Kids or Care to Share. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home , Pleasanton Chapel.








Obituary - Catherine B. Todd

Catherine B. Todd 
Catherine B. Todd 84 of Kansas City, Missouri departed this life on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at St. Luke's North Hospital, Kansas city, Missouri surrounded by love and family.

Catherine was co-owner of Todd TV Radio and Repair in Belton, Missouri.

She is survived by three sons, Carl R. Todd, Gladstone, Missouri, Larry R. Todd and wife Barbara, Raymore, Missouri, Robert A. Todd and wife Amy, Kansas City, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Chad, Joe, Evan and Allyson; two great-grandchildren, Reece and Olivia.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Belton Cemetery, Belton, Missouri.

Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the funeral home.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.

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










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Obituary - Abigail Louise Lathrop

Abigail Louise Lathrop
Abigail Louise Lathrop, age 19, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017. She was born March 11, 1998 in Springfield, MO to Darrell Lathrop and Laura (Fowler) Lathrop.

She was named Abigail Louise Lathrop, but we all knew her as Abby. Abby was a gentle, caring person. After three boys she was the long-awaited girl of her family and instantly beloved. She was so easy to love.

Abby was a kind and nurturing spirit; she loved all animals almost as much as she loved people.Loving people is where she really shined. She was a generous caregiver, always ready to show love to whoever needed it. Abby especially loved kids. She had a way about her that drew them to her and made them feel understood, and they loved her for that.

Abby was delightfully artistic and expressed it in many different ways. She was a lover of the earth and the beauty it produces, rainstorms, trees, and her rose bushes. She was a reader, a baker, a dreamer. Abby had a wonderful sense of humor, and she was one heck of a card player.

Above all, Abby belonged to a family who she loved deeply, especially her brother Cole. Cole and Abby; Abby and Cole, you couldn’t have one without the other. Their relationship was special, like they were twins born two years apart. They will always be best friends.

Our beautiful girl was a special person who will be missed desperately by all who had the privilege to know and love her.

Survivors include her parents, Mike and Laura Ketterman, Sheldon, and Darrell Lathrop, Malta Bend, MO; three brothers, Nick Lathrop and his wife Laresa, and their children, Roper, Dean, Mariah, Sheldon; Clint Lathrop and his wife Lorri, and their daughter, Tarah, Springfield, and Cole Lathrop, Malta Bend; grandparents, Clint and Kathy Fowler, Sheldon, and Ginger Ketterman, Nevada; and numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nick Lathrop, and Bill and Shirley Floyd.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Greg Brown officiating.



In lieu of flowers those who wish may contribute to the family in c/o the funeral home.




From the desk of Harrisonville Mayor Brian Hasek

We have a meeting set for Tuesday 08/29 at the Harrisonville Community Center at 6pm to discuss the recent flood. City staff and elected officials will be on hand to update you on what we are doing to address the recent flood and to also answer citizen questions they have concerning this recent disaster. 

This meeting is open to anyone to attend so if you were effected by the recent flooding or are looking to help others who have then this would be a good meeting for you to attend. Thank you and look forward to seeing you there.








Job Opening at Bates County Memorial Hospital







Update Obituary - Vernon Eugene Fisher

 Vernon Eugene Fisher
Memorial services will be 6:00 pm, Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Adrian First Baptist Church, Adrian, Missouri. 

Arrangements under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Vernon Eugene Fisher, age 85 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home in Butler. He was born January 30, 1932 to Herbert Eugene and Helen Opal Hamilton Fisher in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Vernon is survived by five brothers, David Fisher of Williamsville, Missouri, Roy Fisher and wife Carolyn, Carl Fisher and wife Linda and Edward “Bobby” Fisher and wife Marsha all of Harrisonville, Missouri and Wayne Fisher of Butler, Missouri; five sisters, Ina Beasley and husband Orville of Garden City, Missouri, Elizabeth Wimsatt and husband Jim of Mulino, Oregon, Virginia Lacy of Rogers, Arkansas, Rose Sullins of Adrian, Missouri and Mona Evans and husband David of Dix, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Richard Fisher and Dwight Fisher.




Obituary - Helen Aillene Evans

Helen Aillene Evans, 85, Jacksonville, North Carolina, formerly of Harrisonville, Missouri, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at her home. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 9:00-10:00. Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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








Update: Suspect in custody after shooting incident in Vernon County

Charges have been filed against a Deerfield resident after multiple agencies responded to a call of shots being fired at the intersection of highways T and 54 Tuesday afternoon. 

According to Sheriff’s Office officials, Bourbon County Deputies, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and multiple Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene after a caller claimed a man had fired a rifle at the tractor trailer he was driving. 

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the suspect had fled the scene but was arrested a short time later by Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies. 

Investigators believe the tractor trailer was struck several times by gunfire but no injuries occurred. “At this time, we believe this started over a driving incident that had just occurred” said Mosher.

The Sheriff said the suspect has been identified as 33 year-old Joshua W Goodwin of Deerfield Mo. A warrant was issued Wednesday morning charging Goodwin with Assault or Attempted Assault in the 1st Degree, two counts of Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Property Damage in the 1st Degree. Sheriff Mosher said he was grateful for the assistance from the other agencies that responded to help. 

Mr. Goodwin is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $50,000 cash or surety bond.



Bids being accepted for building cleaning at Butler Office

Accepting bids: Osage Valley Electric’s Butler Office is accepting bids on building cleaning. References required. All bids must be received by 4:30pm, September 15th. 

No late bids will be accepted. Any inquiries can be directed to Steve or Carmin at 660-679-3131 or humanresources@osagevalley.com

All inquiries will be kept confidential. Osage Valley Electric reserves the right to reject any bid.








Amsterdam man arrested for shooting at crop duster

On July 7, 2017 a Deputy was dispatched to a residence in Amsterdam for a report of a male subject who was shooting a handgun in the air at an airplane.

The Deputy made contact with Guy Gregory (DOB 9/10/1959) who said the plane was spraying chemicals on his property and it should not have been. Gregory said he attempted to wave the plane off but the plane continued to spray chemicals. Gregory stated he then took his handgun and fired approximately 3 shots at the airplane.

On August 21, 2017 Deputies arrested Gregory for charges that stemmed from this incident. Gregory was charged with Assault in the 2nd Degree. His bond was set at $25000.00 cash only. Gregory is currently being held in the Bates County Jail.





Obituary - Vernon Fisher

Memorial services will be 6:00 pm, Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Adrian First Baptist Church, Adrian, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Vernon Eugene Fisher, age 85 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home in Butler. He was born January 30, 1932 to Herbert Eugene and Helen Opal Hamilton Fisher in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Vernon is survived by five brothers, David Fisher of Williamsville, Missouri, Roy Fisher and wife Carolyn, Carl Fisher and wife Linda and Edward “Bobby” Fisher and wife Marsha all of Harrisonville, Missouri and Wayne Fisher of Butler, Missouri; five sisters, Ina Beasley and husband Orville of Garden City, Missouri, Elizabeth Wimsatt and husband Jim of Mulino, Oregon, Virginia Lacy of Rogers, Arkansas, Rose Sullins of Adrian, Missouri and Mona Evans and husband David of Dix, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Richard Fisher and Dwight Fisher.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Ordinance has been passed for Bates County and is in full force

We are pleased to announce that a Prescription Drug Monitoring Ordinance has been passed for Bates County and is in full force. 

We thank the Medical Providers, Pharmacists, EMS, Bates County Memorial Hospital, County and City Law Enforcement and the County Commissioners for their support with this issue. 

The Opiod Crisis that is facing this country is a public health issue that we felt was extremely important to address.



Courtesy of the Bates County Health Clinic



BCMH Auxiliary Fundraiser Scrub Sale







18 highway open at Drexel

 
MoDot crews worked late last night to make temporary repairs to a washed out box culvert just east of Drexel. It appears a full repair will be done at a later date- more information will be available soon.