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Friday, December 1, 2017

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Miami R-1 seeking people interested in joining the school board

The Miami R-I School District encourages qualified persons interested in running for a position on the School Board to file to be a candidate in the April 3, 2018 election.

Interested persons may file at the superintendent's office located at 7638 NW State Route J, Amoret, MO 64722. For more information contact Dr. Daniel Johnson or Marilyn Lindsay at 660-267-3480.

Filing will begin on Tuesday December 12, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. and will continue during the district's regular business hours, which are Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday December 18th 2017. Except for the first and last day of filing, filing will not occur on days that the school district's central offices are closed due to inclement weather. 

Filing will also not occur on the following holidays and breaks when the school district's central offices are closed: Closing at 12:30p.m.on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and closed all day , December 26, 2017 thru Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Filing will end on January 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Placement on the ballot to be determined by order of filing.
There are Two (2) positions available with three-year terms.






From the desk of Missouri Governor Eric Grietens

Today, kids, teachers, and families won. The State Board of Education voted for new leadership for our school system. That's a major step in the right direction as we work to improve public education in Missouri.

We need to: raise teacher pay, support public schools, and help students succeed. We need to make sure that the money Missourians spend on schools gets out of the bureaucracy—and into the classroom.

Our teachers need a raise. If they just got paid at the national average, they'd make nearly $10,000 more a year. Meanwhile, we've got more administrators than most of the country, and their pay is rising more than twice as fast as teacher pay. Some make big bucks—more than $250,000 a year—while too many teachers struggle to get by.


And from 2009 to 2015, Missouri fell from 18th to 28th in fourth-grade reading and from 23rd to 32nd in eighth-grade math. According to ACT testing, three out of every four kids who graduate from Missouri high schools aren't ready for college.

These problems have gone on too long. We're demanding better. Because our teachers deserve it. Because our students deserve it.

I support public education. We added $64,000,000 in the budget for public schools. More money than ever before is being spent on education. We fully funded the system for the first time in years.

The bureaucrats took your money. Teachers didn't get a raise. Juniors in high school had the ACT cut.

The bureaucrats had their chance. They failed our kids.

Defenders of the status quo have been nasty. They harass, call names, and intimidate. Many of them have big salaries that they don't want to lose, and records they don't want to be held accountable for.

Well, today things have changed: Kids come first.


From the desk of Missouri Governor Eric Grietens 

Job Opening In Appleton City




Food Drive for Children in Vernon County

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office will once again be taking food donations to be delivered to families with children who could use some help this Christmas!

Donations will be taken from December 1st through the 21st

Non-perishable food items can be taken to the Sheriff’s Office Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. For questions, additional drop-off times, or suggestions on the types of food that can be donated please call 417-283-4366.

With the help of the public, last year was a great success with food boxes taken to more than a dozen families.




Stealing in Appleton City

On Nov. 27, a St. Clair County deputy was advised by the St. Clair County Communications Division of a call for service in reference to a theft.

The deputy made contact via the phone to the victim, Adam Strope. Strope said between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2017 and 9:30 a.m. of November 26, 2017 three of nine trail cameras were stolen from his property off of Highway H south of Highway O.

Strope said the cameras were in the woods on his property. The cameras missing are a Bushnell trail camera and the second was a Browning trail camera. Total value of the cameras is $315.
Strope stated there was also a camera missing that the Missouri Conservation owned. Both parties involved desired prosecution.






Shoplifting in Appleton City

On Nov. 30, A St. Clair County deputy responded to Dollar General Store on Fourth Street, Appleton City in reference to a shoplifting in progress.

The deputy was advised that three juvenile females had left the store and were walking west towards the park.
The deputy made contact with a store employee who stated that three female juveniles were in the store around the makeup and the headphones. The store employee stated that he watched the video surveillance footage and observed that the juveniles were stuffing products into a jacket.

The employee also stated that all three juveniles went into the bathroom at the same time and one returned to the bathroom to get her coat. The employee stated he went into the bathroom and located an empty pink “Gumy” earphone package in the trash can.

Another St. Clair County deputy was searching the area for the three juveniles and located them at the city park. The juveniles denied stealing anything. The area was searched and a set of pink earphones were located where the deputy had originally seen the juveniles.

The juveniles were transported to their residence and contact was made with their mother. The situation was explained to her and that the case would be turned over to the juvenile office.



Obituary - Demetrius “Jim” Anton Kasomenos

Demetrius “Jim” Anton Kasomenos, 75, Archie, MO, died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his home. A memorial gathering will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Archie, MO. Memorial contributions to Harrisonville VFW 4409.

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






Bates County Circuit Court News 11/30-12/1-2017


  • Clayton D Nichols v Barbara Jean Hensley, Dissolution of Marriage granted.
  • Vicki D Dodson, Dissolution of Marriage granted
  • St v. Andrew D Shores, I: Felony statutory rape-found guilty III: Felony use of a child in sexual performance—found guilty V: Felony endangering welfare of a child –found guilty VII: Felony endangering welfare of child—found guilty IX: Felony endangering welfare of child—found guilty XI: Felony endangering welfare of child—found guilty XIII: Felony endangering welfare of child—found guilty; sentenced to life in prison on all of these and Ct II: Felony endangering welfare of child—found guilty IV: Felony statutory rape—found guilty VI: Felony statutory rape—found guilty VIII: Felony statutory rape—found guilty X: Felony statutory rape—found guilty XII: Felony statutory rape—found guilty XIII: Felony endangering welfare of child—found guilty; sentenced to 7 yrs in MDOC concurrent; Must serve 20 yrs before possible parole. St v. Andrew D Shores, probation violation—revoked—order


From the Nevada Police Department





One arrested after sexual abuse investigation in Bates County

William Clyde Peace
On August 28, 2017 Detectives with the Bates County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation regarding sexual abuse.

On November 29, 2017 William Clyde Peace (DOB 2/18/1968) of rural Adrian, MO was arrested for 4 counts of Statutory Sodomy with a victim less than 14 years of age. His bond was set at $100,000.00 cash or surety. He is currently in custody.



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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.





From House of Hound





Rich Hill Lion's Club free will offering dinner

Rich Hill Lion's Club free will offering dinner will be this Sunday, December 3 starting at 11:30.

We will be serving pork loin, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll and dessert. We hope to see you there!





Drexel Lions Club and Merchant Annual Christmas Event





Equity Bank makes donation of $525 dollars to the Henry County Sheriff's Office K9 program





After 15 years What to Wear is closing in Butler

After 15 years, I'm going to end what has been one AMAZING journey. What to Wear on the historic Butler Square is closing.

This little business was my first baby. It has definitely watched my life evolve and been a safe haven for me!!

I have met wonderful (and some not so, lol) along the way! Thank you to ALL who supported this small, local business!! You have been blessings.

Thank you all Piper Yunger





From the Harrisonville Police Department





December already Wow!!



The NWS forecast has a chance for rain on Monday as a cold front moves through. No severe weather expected but the temperatures are expected to be below normal for early December by the later part of next week.

Make sure and prep your homes and vehicles for the winter temperatures and remember your pets and outdoor animals.


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From the Lamar Fire Department





Craft Show in Harrisonville





Sherwood Community Cares Kids Sock & Underwear Donation Drive





Drugs seized in Barton County

On November 30th 2017 Deputy Zakk Yokley with the Barton County Sheriff’s Office was returning to the Sheriff’s office after investigating a unrelated call. 

As he approached the sheriff's office he observed a white male in the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office next to one of the employees vehicles. 

The deputy advised that the individual was acting very suspicious and whenever he made contact with the subject and ask him what was going on the male subject stated nothing and started walking away from the Sheriff’s Office. The deputy continued the investigation with the individual and identified this subject. 

During his contact with that individual Deputy Yokley conducted a search of his person for officer safety and located drugs and drug paraphernalia in his pocket. The suspect a 42 years of age male who resides in Barton County was arrested and taken inside the jail for processing. The reports will be sent to the Barton County prosecuting attorney for consideration in filing a formal criminal charges.