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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Warrant arrest made on Butler man

 Buford A. Turner 
On 8/31/17 around 6:36pm the Bates County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Buford A. Turner of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Turner was arrested for 3 Butler Police Department Warrants for ( Failure to appear on a felony and failure to appear on a misdemeanor X2.)

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and is currently listed as bondable.

Butler man arrested on warrants

Daniel Chastain
On 8/31/17 around 7:25pm the Bates County Sheriff's Office arrested 39 year old Daniel Chastain of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Chastain was arrested for 1.) 1st Degree Tampering with a motor vehicle 2.) 7 Butler Police Department warrants for (Driving While Suspended X2, Property Damage, Flee to Elude, Failure to register a motor vehicle, Disorderly Conduct.)

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and he is currently listed as bondable.

Dumpster Fire In Butler

Around 8:45pm the Butler Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire at Casey's General Store on Ft. Scott Street in Butler.

The fire was put out quickly and no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Obituary - Wilma Lee Shupe

Wilma Lee Shupe, 85, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born on March 22, 1932 in Lamar, MO to Ora L. and Bertie A. (Lloyd) Faubion. 

She married Charles “Chick” Shupe on December 16, 1950 in Lamar and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2011.

Wilma attended Lamar High School and graduated in 1950. After their marriage, she and Chick moved to Nevada in 1952. Wilma worked for Swift Fertilizer for many years before purchasing the business with the partnership of Elton Caldwell, which was formerly known as C & S Fertilizer. After retiring, she enjoyed gardening and raising cattle with Chick on their farm. Wilma was also a member of the Bronaugh Christian Church where she played piano for many years.

Wilma is survived by two sons, both of Nevada. Ken Shupe and his wife Alice and Doug Shupe and his wife Lynne; three granddaughters, Jill Smith and her husband, Brian, Nevada, Ashley Forkner and her husband, Nathan, Richards, MO, and Whitney Forkner, Nevada; five great-grandchildren, Bronson and Adison Smith, Mason and Rhett Forkner, and Jackson Montgomery. One brother-in-law, John Shupe of Oklahoma City, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Kevin Moyers officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Bronaugh Christian Church or Vernon County Youth Fair in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

We need your help!

The Union Restaurant and Public House along with Hoot Owl Heating and Cooling are looking for 14 individuals or businesses to donate $50 to the hurricane relief effort in Texas. Union and Hoot Owl will each donate $150 to meet a minimum goal of $1000. 

If you are a business or someone who wants to match the $150 that's great too, the more we raise, the more we can help so many in need right now!

Belton Police Department seeking public assistance

This is surveillance footage of a suspect involved in a car break- in in the back parking lot of Central Bank of the Midwest on August 23rd. This subject may be known to frequent the Main St area in Belton. 

Although the image is not very clear, we hope that the unique color of the suspect's jacket may be helpful in identifying this person. 

If you have information please CALL the police department and request to speak with Sgt. Detective Jones (816) 348-4418. Thank you.

Obituary - Sharesa Michelle Armstrong

Sharesa Michelle Armstrong 28, of Tishomingo, Oklahoma went to be with her Heavenly Father Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was born on July 26, 1989 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Darren Lee Armstrong and Theresa Juanita Williams. Sharesa was raised in Oklahoma and later in Missouri where she graduated from Drexel High School in 2007. She also attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. She later moved to Dallas, Texas before moving back to Oklahoma where she was currently working in the Deli at Wal-Mart in Madill. She was a member of the Union Valley Baptist Church in Ada, Oklahoma and she enjoyed listening to music, dancing and going horseback riding, hunting, fishing and swimming. Her greatest love was being with her daughter Kristyn J’Lee Thomas.

She is survived by her daughter Kristyn J’Lee Thomas; parents Darren Lee Armstrong, Denison, Texas and Theresa Harris and FiancĂ©, Raymond Ramsdell, Tishomingo, Oklahoma; Tim Harris II, Godley, Texas; siblings Katherine Harris, Elisabeth Harris, Rebekah Harris, Clay Harris, Nicole Padgett and husband Nick, Nathan Ramsdell, Natalie Yaws and husband Tyler, Dalton Ramsdell and wife Sierra; Grandmother Debbie Williams; Grandfather Tim Harris; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Aunts and Uncles.

Sharesa was preceded in death by her dad; Chris Jones, Grandfather; Jackie Williams, Grandmother; Sue Harris, Grandmother; Joyce Armstrong and Grandfather; Glenn Armstrong.

Memorials may be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd Miami, Florida 33134 and Aids Research amfAR 120 Wall Street, 13th Floor New York, NY 10005-3908


Saturday September 9, 2017, 2:00 PM at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Oklahoma.

Kalee Squad Foundation Kickoff Event

Obituary - Thomas Glenn Michael

Thomas Glenn Michael, 77, Harrisonville, MO, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at his home. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5 at the Atkinson Funeral Home.

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

Clinton Police Department needs your help

The Clinton Police Department needs your help in identifying these two people for information in connection with a series of car thefts. 

Any information about this please contact the Clinton Police Department before 5:00 PM at (660) 885-2679 and after 5:00 PM at Henry County Dispatch at (660) 885-5561.

Adrian Cub Scout Pack 238 sign-ups

ATTENTION BOYS! Adrian Cub Scout Pack 238 will be holding sign-ups on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m., Adrian School commons; open to boys 1st thru 5th grade. Scouting is a family-oriented organization. 

Scouting develops character, leadership, communication skills and good citizenship - plus loads of fun planned for the upcoming year! $10 registration fee - cash or check payable to Pack 238. Questions? contact Melinda Elmer at 816-297-2022.

KCBS Barbeque Championship and Hucksters Day September 15-16 2017

Barton County Sheriff's Office seeking public assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office in Lamar, Missouri is asking for help from our community.

If anybody recognizes or knows the identity of the subject in this photograph could you please contact our agency. Or send us a private message.

Phone number is (417) 682-5541

Job Opening In Butler

Missouri High Schools Challenged to Drive Safe and Buckle Up!

JEFFERSON CITY – Calling all Missouri high schools to compete in the 2017 “It Only Takes One” campaign. This campaign provides great opportunities to win prizes for your school while educating young drivers about safe driving habits and safety belt use.

The campaign is sponsored by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and ACT Missouri. Statewide registration is open now until Sept. 30. Competition will run from Oct. 1 to the end of the school year.

It’s important that teen drivers realize it only takes ONE text, ONE drink, ONE call, ONE reach, ONE distraction to cause ONE fatal moment - but ONE clicked safety belt could be the difference between life or death in a car crash.

“Nearly eight out of 10 young drivers and passengers killed in 2016 Missouri vehicle traffic crashes weren’t buckled up,” said Bill Whitfield, executive committee chair for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. “Through education, competition and fun, the ‘It Only Takes One’ campaign can make a difference with young Missourians and save lives.”

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people 15-20 years old. Research indicates that driver distractions are the primary cause of fatal collisions. In addition, one of the greatest risk factors faced by teens is the number of passengers in the vehicle. Studies have confirmed that with the presence of just one passenger, teens are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash.

The program consists of two surprise safety belt checks at each high school to measure student safety belt usage, and also includes creative educational campaigns that promote safe driving throughout the school year. In addition, schools have the opportunity to submit a 30-second video spot aimed at encouraging their peers to buckle up and drive safe.

Grant funding prizes are awarded to schools with the most creative and impactful educational campaigns and public service announcements. The grant funding will be used to further educate the students on the importance of safety belt use and safe driving habits. Statewide recognition will be awarded with a banner to schools with the highest safety belt usage rates.

Sign up your local high school to participate in the “It Only Takes One” competition online at Sept. 30.

You can also follow SaveMOLives on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, #saveMOlives and #ArriveAlive.

Adrian R-3 School District taking sealed bids on Surplus Property

Obituary - Monroe “Clark” Gilbert

Memorial services for Clark Gilbert will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Echo Church in Pleasant Hill, Missouri with Rev. Shawn Gray officiating. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Echo Church. Inurnment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Contributions to Echo Church. 

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

Monroe “Clark” Gilbert, age 80 of Adrian, Missouri died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at his home. He was born October 11, 1936 to Ervin Franklin Gilbert and Addie Pauline Rutherford Gilbert in Breen, Colorado.

Clark is survived by two daughters, Traci DePeralta and husband Stephen of Adrian, Missouri and Heidi Gilbert of Adrian, Missouri. A brother Millard Gilbert and wife Shirley of California; a sister Sally Powell and husband Butch of New Mexico; a sister Judy Beaten and husband Tommy of Colorado; a sister Salina Church and husband Jim of Oregon; a brother Paul Gilbert of Colorado; a brother Albert Gilbert of Colorado; a brother Terry Gilbert and wife Lynn of Colorado. Two grandchildren, Ebony Shaffer and husband Curtis of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and Stephen Michael DePeralta and wife Elizabeth of Porter, Texas; and four great-grandchildren Ella and Evelyn Shaffer and Xander and Michael DePeralta. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, mother and father, a son Mitchell Gilbert, a brother Gene Gilbert and a sister Patsy Lou Gilbert. Many nieces and nephews.

Clear Weather Ahead

The cool/rainy pattern that characterized most of August is over. 

September is looking to be much drier, at least for the first half of the month.

39th Annual Louisburg Kansas Cider Mill Ciderfest

The 4th and final day of our 39th Annual Ciderfest is on Sunday, Oct 1st. Hours are 8am - 6pm.

Ciderfest activities begin with the Louisburg Lions Pancake Breakfast from 8:30am – 11am. Other activities include: Live music beginning at 11am, cider and donut-making, pony rides, and inflatable slide ongoing throughout the day until 6pm. 

Ciderfest also features craft booths, gift & collectible vendors, BBQ, and other food vendors. There is no admission or parking fees to attend Ciderfest. For more information visit:

Also at Ciderfest, ride the hay wagon out to our huge pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, experience our 10-acre corn maze, visit with farm animals, play on the hill slide, enjoy the picnic areas and take advantage of the great photo opportunities we’ve set up. 

The Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch area has a $10 admission, children 3 and under are free. For more information visit:

Adrian Blackhawks Homecoming 2017

Clinton man injured in Henry County Crash

On 8/30/17 around 3:30pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Henry County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on CR NE 100 just east of Vansant Rd. in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Chrysler driven by 22 year old Sam R. Ahnemann-Cover of Clinton, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway, over corrected and returned to the roadway before traveling off the roadway a second time and striking a fence.

Sam R. Ahnemann-Cover sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle received extensive damages and it was towed from the scene by Golden Valley Tow.

Chicken Larry's Drive-In Specials 8/31/17

Want to help provide relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey??

Want to help provide relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey?? Here 's how.... The Linn County Kansas health department is collecting goods such as:

Adult Briefs
chewbones (for dogs)
lap blankets
cat food
cans of tuna

We will be delivering the following items to Lacygne library where the trucks will deliver to Louisiana Cajun Warriors who are to deliver to shelters.

Many of the elderly were evacuated without these necessities and the other goods are for animals. The lap blankets are for all ages and some may be used for animals. They request chew bones since many dogs are chewing their feet.

The first responder who organized this relief has direct contact with Houston Red Cross and will be driving these items to Texas.These are the items Red Cross specifically requested.

DEADLINE is Friday September 1st at 9 am.

Courtesy of the Linn County Kansas Health Department

Clinton woman arrested in St. Clair County

On 8/28/17 around 11:14pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County arrested 47 year old Carolyn E. Slack of Clinton, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated - Drugs

Carolyn E. Slack was booked into the St. Clair County Jail in Osceola, Missouri and later she was cited and released.

Meeting to discuss the homelessness around Harrisonville

Tuesday night, Harrisonville officers met with members of Cass County clergy/church representatives. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the problem of homelessness in and around Harrisonville. 

After meeting at the Police Department, officers and clergy went around to identified areas of town where we believed homeless camps to be and attempted to make contact to gather information.

We will be doing the same thing again tonight in order to gather as much information on the scope of services needed in Harrisonville.

We wish to thank the following churches and their clergy for taking a proactive approach to this problem and working in partnership with us.

Church on the Rock
Harrisonville United Methodist
Lord of Love Lutheran Church
Harrisonville Nazarene Church
Cornerstone Church

Lady Bears Golf News

The girls golf traveled to Clinton on Wednesday to take on Green Ridge and St. Michaels. 

The course they played is the toughest they've seen this year, but that didn't get in the way of another win and 3 new school records!

Leading the way for the Bears was Katelyn McCrary with a new school record of 43 (+8). Tarin Schrock set a new personal record with a 49, followed by a 51 for Lanie Kauffman and Madison Tippie. 

The Bears defeated the Green Ridge Tigers by a score of 194-250! St. Michaels did not have a full team to get a score. 194 (+54) is also a new school record! Our record is now 5-0!! 5 wins is the school record for most wins in a season, and we still have multiple opportunities to get more!

The Bears travel to Harrisonville on Tuesday, followed by our final home match on Thursday against Nevada and Pleasant Hill.

Special One Day Brush Drop Off, September 9th in Harrisonville

The City of Harrisonville will have a special one-day brush drop-off on Saturday, September 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., for those who need to dispose of limbs and other woody debris from the summer storms. The drop off will be in the customary location in City Park.

City staff will be on hand to help unload. Mulch and compost will not be available at this event. Please bring proof of residency within the city limits.

Obituary - Lucille Rosson

Lucille Rosson
Lucille Rosson, 89, of Coal Valley, Illinois, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at home.

Services are 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley, with Rev. Brian Bill officiating.  Burial is in Rock Island National Cemetery.  Visitation is 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the family. 

The former Cleo Lucille Gregg was born October 31, 1927, in Urich, Missouri, the daughter of Herman and Ethel (Barnard) Gregg.  In her younger years, Lucille worked at the Cutty Hays Packing House in Kansas City.  In 1949, she moved to Rock Island, where she married Albert Lee Rosson on April 29, 1950.  She worked at Container Corporation until her daughters were born, at which time she was a loving, devoted stay-at-home mother.

Lucille was a member of the Rock Island Family Campers and Pepper Steppers Square Dance Club.  She enjoyed crafts, playing games such as Dominoes, Aggravation, and Yahtzee!, traveling and camping, and sewing and making square dance dresses. 

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah Lynn Brower of Milan, Illinois, Juanita Alaine and Erol Hall of Rock Island; three grandchildren and their spouses, Kenneth II and Melissa Brower of Colona, and Kevin and Jackie Brower, and Jennifer and Ronald Jacobs, all of Moline; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-daughter; siblings, Ruby and Aubrey Westmoreland of Butler, Missouri, Dale Gregg of Harrisonville, Missouri, and Wilma Fane of Canton, Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 52-years, Albert Rosson, in 2002; a son-in-law, Kenneth L. Brower; and four brothers, Homer, Don, Cecil, and Clifton Gregg.

Visit Lucille’s personal tribute page at to share stories and condolences with the family.