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Monday, October 16, 2017

A Huge Thank You!!

While we still have some donations trickling in, the Bates County Career Women would like to thank all of the local businesses who made contributions to the 2017 Forum. 

The Forum was a huge success and we couldn't have done it without your help!

Shirley Goss, R.N., Clinic Supervisor of the Bates County Memorial Hospital Family Care Clinics Elected to State Board of Directors

Shirley Goss
At the annual fall conference of the Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics October 12-13, Shirley Goss, R.N., Clinic Supervisor of the Bates County Memorial Hospital Family Care Clinics, was elected to the State Board of Directors.

The Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics is a non-profit corporation founded in 2000 by health professionals committed to providing a forum to exchange information specific to federally-certified Rural Health Clinics.

The purpose of MAHRC is:

· To study, discuss and exchange professional knowledge, expertise, and ideas with regard to federally-certified rural health clinics

· To promote high standards for quality patient care

· To stimulate interest in continuing education for rural health clinic health care providers

· To improve access to quality health care through the establishment of federally certified rural health clinics and through cooperative efforts with other professional health care organizations and individuals

· To promote and maintain communication and cooperative relations with other health care organizations

BCMH congratulates Shirley Goss on receiving this honor. Goss has worked for BCMH since May of 2009.

From Wyatt's Warriors

International Infection Prevention Week

International Infection Prevention Week (#IIPW) is October 15-21 this year. Learn more about how you can prevent the spread of infection.

2017 Season Championship Night At Nevada Speedway

Join us this Saturday October 21st for our 2017 Season Championships!!!

We do have new start times, due to the cooler temperatures at night and the chance for rain late Saturday night. Our goal starting with these times is to have the program completed between 9 and 10pm.

Gates will open at 2:30pm, Driver Cutoff at 4:30pm, Pit Meeting at 4:45pm, Hot Laps at 5:00pm with Racing to be underway at 5:30pm.

We will be racing our Mini Stocks/FWD, Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Mods, B-Mods, A-Mods and Late Model divisions. It will be just like a normal race night. Drivers will pill draw for the starting position in heat races, and will line up by passing points in the feature.

An additional $200 will be spread throughout the Midwest Mod field this weekend sponsored by Foxie's Body and 417 Lawn Care.

Admission Prices will be
$12 for Adults
$10 for Senior/Military
$15 for Reserved Seating
$5 for Kids ages 6-12
Free for Kids ages 0-5.
Pit passes will be
$25 for Adults
$35 for Registered drivers
$40 for Non-registered drivers
$15 for Kids ages 6-12
Free for Kids ages 0-5.
Checkout our website at for rules, payouts, and more useful information. Thank you.

Job Opening In Butler

Party Like a Diva

Butler Public Library Adult Coloring Night

Woohoo, it's adult coloring night! Join us at 7:00 in the Community Room for snacks and de-stressing through coloring.  (Psst: Teens are welcome, too!)

Electric City Downtown Meeting

Talk about high pressure

Strong high pressure over southern Missouri has helped clear out most of the central US, with the closest cloud to KC 280 miles to the west over Kansas! Enjoy the big blue sky and a lovely autumn day out there.

From the Nevada Police Department

Job Opening In Butler

Update From KCP&L

Job Opening In Butler

Drugs and money found after traffic stop in Harrisonville

Darin W. Thomas
On 10-14-2017, Harrisonville Police Officers conducted a traffic stop, in the Harrisonville City Park, of a black GMC Sierra pick-up truck. 

During the traffic stop, the Department’s K-9 Officer Uxo conducted a Free Air Sniff. During that Free Air Sniff, Uxo alerted on the driver side door indicating the presence of narcotics. During the subsequent search of the vehicle, $11,600.00 in cash was found along with over an ounce of Methamphetamine and over 4 ounces of Marijuana. 

The driver, Darin W. Thomas, of Peculiar, MO. was arrested. Darin was charged with 2 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and given a $35,000.00, 10% cash only bond. Investigators with the Harrisonville Police Department prepared the narcotics for laboratory analysis and completed a property forfeiture for both the $11,600.00 in cash and the GMC truck.
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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Obituary - Shirley A. Deems Spears

Shirley A. (Deems) Spears
Shirley A. (Deems) Spears, 81 of Butler, Missouri passed away October 16, 2017 at Medicalodge in Butler. 

Shirley’s wishes were to be cremated, with no public services planned. Inurnment will be private in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Memorial contributions are suggested to any charity of the donor’s choice. 

Arrangements under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Memories and messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Shirley was born February 9, 1936 in Butler, Missouri, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Surfus) Deems. She was raised and attended school in Butler before marrying Carter Spears in 1953. Carter served in the military, which took the couple to Hawaii, where their first daughter Kimberley was born in 1954. After her husband’s military service, the family returned to Butler where their second daughter Lori was born in 1957.

Carter’s career in banking took the family to Raytown, Missouri as well as Olathe, Kansas. Upon retirement, Shirley and Carter moved to Texas. Those who knew Shirley will remember that she loved fishing and could out-fish any man! She and Carter enjoyed much time fishing together until his passing in August of 1997, after which Shirley returned to Kansas City.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter Angelina; three brothers: Harley Deems, Lloyd Deems, and Lelan Deems; and one sister, Helen Sweezy. She is survived by her two daughters: Kimberley Buso and Lori Lopez and husband Phil, and their children Wesley Lopez and wife Andrea and Taylor Lopez; great-grandchildren Brynleigh and Becklynn Lopez; three sisters: Donna Post, Dixie Harper, and Lynda Humphreys; sisters-in-law Gloria Deems and Bobbie Deems; one brother-in-law Emil Spears and wife Judy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Fighting With Dennis Against Cancer

During this battle and ungodly amount of money Dennis & Cathy Bunger had hand over to even begin treatments, let's continue to pull together and keep them upright and let them know, they are NOT fighting alone! 

Join us for a great night of fun, food, friends and family on December 2, 2017 at the Cass County Elks Lodge located at 2402 N. State Route 291 in Harrisonville, Missouri. 

The Doors will be open at 5:30, dinner at 6:30. $15 per person includes dinner and non alcoholic drinks. There will be a cash bar available as well. 

Live music by the awesome Steve Tiedeman with Moo Daddy entertainment will be provided as well as acoustical music by Travis Darling. There will also be an action with some really neat things up for sale! 

All proceeds go to Dennis and Cathy Bunger to help continued medical bills coming in and everyday bills and living expenses. So bring your appetite and dancing shoes and show them, in this battle, they are not alone!!!

Butler Senior Fall Festival

Help Support Cass County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Bill Talley

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is proud to support Corporal Bill Talley as he competes in this year’s Kansas City Guns N Hoses Event, Saturday October 21st, at the Kansas City Convention Center.

The Kansas City Guns N Hoses is powered by the Kansas City Crime Commission, and raises funds for the S.A.F.E. Program. This organization supports the spouses and families of fallen police, firefighters and EMTs who lose their lives in the line of duty.

To raise these funds, the Kansas City Guns N Hoses boxing event finds some of the finest men and women of the Kansas and Missouri police department, fire department and emergency medical field to compete in sanctioned boxing matches. These early responders train to compete and represent their fire house or police station while giving their time and body to raise funds for families in crisis.

Tickets are available by visiting

Friday Is Buckle Up Phone Down Day

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety are challenging you and those you know at home, work, school, or in your community to buckle up and put your phone down.

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, is slated as “Buckle Up Phone Down Day”. The challenge is simple: when you get into any vehicle, buckle up your safety belt. If you are a driver, put the cellphone down. Turn it off if you have to. No texting and no talking unless hands free.

Six out of 10 people killed in 2016 Missouri traffic crashes were unbuckled. Since 2014 there has been a 20 percent increase in crashes involving cell phones.

All week long, employees and safety partners will be making special efforts to reach out to businesses and individuals alike. “By buckling up and putting your phone down – even for one day – you will be doing your part to make Missouri’s roads safer. Let’s save lives and turn this day into a week, a month, and eventually every trip, every time,” said MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic Engineer Nicole Hood.

The simple task of buckling everyone in the vehicle and choosing not to use your phone while driving can help save your life, the lives of your passengers, and occupants of other vehicles.

It’s time to join the movement and stand up and be counted. Take the challenge at ARRIVE ALIVE.

From the Harrisonville Police Department

Saturday afternoon, Harrisonville officers conducted a traffic stop and seized approximately 1 oz (28 grams) of methamphetamine, and approximately 40 ounces of marijuana, all packaged in a manner consistent with distribution, as well as a large amount of money and paraphernalia.

All of these items were seized after an open air sniff conducted by Uxo. Stories like this will only continue with our increased dedication to eradicating the drug problem in Harrisonville.

As a reminder you, the fine citizens of Harrisonville and Cass County, can help us with this by voting for the grant we posted about last week.