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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Obituary - Rose Brickle

Rose Brickle, 85 of Butler, Missouri passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Butler Medical lodge Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, November 5, 2018 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Monday, also at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Adrian. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Georgia Rose Brickle was born October 6, 1933 to D.D. and Ethel Wolf Bassett in the Pleasant Gap Community. She grew up in the Butler, Missouri area and graduated from Butler High School in 1951. Rose then continued her education at the Central Business College in Kansas City, MO. She worked as a secretary for many years.

Rose also did a lot of volunteering over the years, she was always available to help anyone. Rose loved to correspond with friends and family with cards and letters. She loved parties and parades and especially the local 4th of July parades. She loved attending church and bible study and was a big fan of Billy Graham. Rose could always be counted on to look out for and help others. Rose lived throughout the south with her husband Carl and for many years in Florida. She enjoyed whirlwind trips in years past with her sisters to New Orleans and Boston.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl Brickle, brothers, Leslie Hancock, Lloyd Bassett, and Dillard Bassett, by sisters, Helen Hall, Bernita DeShields, and Shirley Weber. She is survived by her sister Marvel Walker, nephews, nieces, and special friend Dolan Seymour.


Obituary - Laurice V. Adams

Laurice V. Adams age 97 of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville, Missouri surrounded with family and love.

Laurice is survived by her daughter, Joan E. Meador and her husband Dan of Freeman, Missouri; five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 18301 Salisbury Road, Independence, Missouri 64056.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A complete obituary will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.



Ornament Painting in Butler





Meet & Greet with Jim Wheatley





Public Auction in Butler

Public Auction
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Butler, MO
Owners: Michael Lesmeister & Jannette Lesmeister
Real Estate: 200 acres with home and improvements,
2 large cattle /hay barns, machine shed with shop,
earth contact home with 1 car attached garage
property is fenced & cross fenced.
Tractor, Mowers,Tools, Household
Questions call:
Kevin 660 492 3279
Tyler 660 492 7764
Bryan 660 492 3740
Also view sale bill @ www.auctionzip.com



Obituary - Richard “Yogi” Dean Wimsatt

Richard “Yogi” Dean Wimsatt, 67, Adrian, MO, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with visitation from 12:30-2:00. Cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Adrian Volunteer Fire Department.

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



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Missing man in Barton County

Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw is asking for the help of the community. The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a missing man from our area. On October 24th a family member of Michael B. Rapue, age 29 made a report that he has not been seen or heard from for several days. We have attached a couple photographs of Mr. Rapue just in case anybody should happen to locate or see him. 

If anybody has any information in regards to his whereabouts you’re asked to contact the Barton County Sheriff’s Office at either 417-682-5541 or 417-682-5515 or you can contact your local Law Enforcement Agency.



Obituary - Juanita L. Rathjen

Juanita L. Rathjen, 80, Garden City, MO, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO with visitation from 10:00-11:00. Burial will follow in Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, MO.

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



Stop by and see us tonight in Adrian

Crystal Manor, 409 W 1st St., Adrian, MO across from Adrian Manor, will be passing out Treats from 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. this evening bring the kids by to see us!


Cloudy and Cool Wednesday

Ah yes, the time of year we get to partake of the candy our kids received following their bedtime. Looks to be a good night for trick-or-treating....cool and mostly dry, but might have to dodge some patchy drizzle in areas southeast of the KC metro.





Obituary - Donald Allen Due

Donald Allen Due, 66, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Nevada. Donald was born September 15, 1952 in El Centro, CA to Scott and Dorothy (Mann) Due.

Funeral arrangements and additional family information will be announced at a later date.



Adrian High School Veterans Day Assembly

ATTENTION VETERANS!

All veterans are invited to be honored at a Veterans Day Assembly hosted by Adrian R-III on Friday, November 9 at 9am.

The school is seeking photos of veterans and will be serving breakfast for veterans. See the flyer for more info or contact the school.





Stoplight Market Customer Appreciation Day

Stoplight Market in Butler will have there Annual Customer Appreciation Day will be November 10, 2018. Enjoy 20% off your purchase of Bulkfoods and Spices. We will have free samples available on selected food products. Sale applies to in-stock items only. Thank You for your business!


Garden City woman injured in Cass County Rollover Accident

On 10/30/18 around 6:50pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route B just east of I-49 in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1997 Mercury driven by 51 year old Lisa A. Fletcher of Garden City, Missouri traveled off the roadway and down a embankment before overturning.

Lisa A. Fletcher sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by J's Southland Tow.



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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Obituary - Luther William Lucas Jr.

Luther Lucas, age 62 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Promise Hospital of Overland Park, Kansas. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

A memorial service for Luther will be on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri at 11am with visitation one hour prior to service.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Association and may be left in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.


Obituary - Timothy Hartsell

Timothy Hartsell, age 56 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his nieces home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Fond memories and condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri and are pending at this time.

From the Vernon County Sheriff's Office

Vernon County Sheriff's Office Deputies will be delivering Halloween bags to all the schools in Vernon County for pre-school - second grade today and tomorrow. They include candy, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, Halloween safety tips, anti-bullying key chain and an activity book with crayons.

Thank you to all the staff that helped put the bags together and get them to the schools!


Obituary - Robert “Bob” Wayne Bronson

Robert “Bob” Wayne Bronson, age 61, was born December 6, 1956 in Lamar, MO to Oscar Leroy Bronson II and Rose Marie (Valenti) Bronson. He passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018. Bob married Susan Ann Searles April 2, 1976 in Iantha, MO. Together they raised 4 sons: Bobby, Dusty, Joey and Jason. Bob was employed at Lamar Fire Department for over 25 years. The children that would tour the firehouse knew him as “Fireman Bob”.

Bob looked forward to “Wear Red Fridays” when he would meet with family and friends to drink coffee. He is survived by his wife Susan, his mother, Rose, four sons: Bobby and his wife Kim, Dusty, Joey and Jason and his wife Katie, six grandchildren: Molly, Sophie, Memphis, Nash, Kadyn and Wyatt, two sisters; Anna Voorhees and Susan Ball, a brother; Oscar Bronson III, and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his dad, two brothers; Richard and John, a sister; Linda Lair and a granddaughter; Ava Bronson October 13, 2017.

There will be a memorial visitation from 1 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. Thursday November 1. A Graveside Service will follow at 3 P.M. at The Iantha Cemetery.


New Sex Offender Registered in Butler

William Jackson Lindsey (DOB 5/21/1990) registered as a sex offender today in Bates County.

On 7/23/15 Mr. Lindsey was convicted of 2 counts of Child Molestation in the 2nd Degree in Clay County, MO.

He is classified as a Tier 3 sex offender. Lindsey is residing at 806 1/2 W Grove in Butler. - Information courtesy of the Bates County Sheriff's Office




Obituary - Robert “Bobby” Edwin Hutchinson

Funeral services for Bobby Hutchinson will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor John Prichard officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Schowengerdt Chapel.

Burial, Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. Contributions to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Robert “Bobby” Edwin Hutchinson, age 46 of Amoret, Missouri died Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Butler Center in Butler. He was born January 9, 1972 to Thomas and Shirley Ann Page Hutchinson in Kansas City, Missouri.

Bobby is survived by one brother, Tommie Hutchinson and wife Julie of Amoret, Missouri; and nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Sharon Cramer and Ava Bise.




St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Oct. 22-29, 2018


St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made seven arrests and recovered a stolen vehicle during the week of Oct. 22-29, 2018.

View the link we have provided below:


 https://www.scsomo.org/press_view.php?id=840



Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Collins

On Oct. 28, a St Clair County deputy was dispatched to SE 871 Road in Collins in reference to a stolen vehicle that was burned. Dispatch advised the reporting party is the owner of the vehicle.

While heading to the scene, the deputy made contact with Chris Urie. Urie stated he reported his 2008 Nissan truck stolen to the Hickory County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 23, 2018. Urie was contacted by a friend, who was contacted by another man through Facebook, who found an insurance card with Urie’s name on it while he was hunting.

Urie stated he went to the area where the insurance card was found and found his stolen vehicle about 300 yards west of SE 871 Road. The truck had been burnt.

The deputy collected evidence and took photographs.



Summit School Set To Move



Plans right now are to move the Summit School to Poplar Heights Farm on Thursday.  The moving company is arriving this morning to start the work of raising the building onto the trailer. We'll keep you posted as we know an exact time.
Much as we need rain, hope it doesn't rain very much.

From the Crawford County Kansas Sheriff's Office

Tony V. Corbitt
Suspect: Tony V. Corbitt; 44 years of age; Pittsburg, KS
Charges: Warrant (X3) Probation Violation; Theft; Aggravated Assault

On October 29, 2018 at approximately 1:45 pm Crawford County Deputies responded to rural Pittsburg on East 560 Avenue west of 200 Street. 


Gary Dean Tomasi, 45 of Frontenac, KS reported to dispatchers that Corbitt had fired a weapon at him on 560 Avenue after an altercation that began in Frontenac, in which Tomasi’s vehicle was rammed by Corbitt who was driving a black Chevrolet.

Tomasi, who was uninjured, reported that Corbitt had left the area after firing at him. A responding deputy located Corbitt on US 69 Bypass and conducted a traffic stop. 


Mr. Corbitt was driving a reported stolen vehicle from Pittsburg. Corbitt was taken into custody for three active warrants, Theft and Aggravated Assault.

After an extensive search, no weapon has been located and the investigation is continuing. Corbitt was transported to the Crawford County Jail and is being held without bond.

Corbitt is presumed innocent unless and until the allegations against him are proved beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



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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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Police Searching for Missing Harrisonville man

The Harrisonville Police Department is attempting to locate Warren Reynolds 47 year old, who was reported missing by a care facility at 307 E. South St. yesterday morning (10-29-2018). Warren was last seen at 6:45 pm on 10-28-2018 and was reported missing today at 7:00 am.

The attached photos range from 2011 to October of this year. It is believed Warren walked away from the facility last night. He was last known to be wearing a white tee shirt, blue and green plaid flannel pants and brown leather house shoes. He is bipolar with violent tendencies. He is 5’07” approximately 250lbs, a shaved head with a full beard and mustache.

Warren is NOT his own guardian and did not take any of his medication with him.

We are concerned for his well being, if you see Warren please call the Harrisonville Police Department 816-380-8940.




From the Eldorado Springs Police Department

On October 26, 2018, officers responded to 402 S. Ohio Street in Eldorado Springs, Missouri concerning a reported fight in progress. 

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Kayla E. Fowler, 26, of Schell City, for the probable cause of assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Officers completed a probable cause statement for these charges. Also arrested was Emily N. Stowell, 19, of Schell City, for the probable cause of peace disturbance by fighting. 

Stowell was released on summons pending a court appearance. 

On October 27, 2018, officers received a Cedar County Felony Warrant charging Fowler with 1st Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action, with a $20,000.00 bond. She was transferred to the Cedar County Jail pending bond and a court appearance.


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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.







Showers Today: Cool, But mostly dry Wednesday

Drizzle this morning will give way to light rain by the afternoon, but overall, not expecting much in terms of rainfall. Still looking dry tomorrow evening!






Kansas City man arrested in Bates County

On 10/30/18 around 12:06am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 21 year old Deontay E. Pace of Kansas City, Missouri.

Mr. Pace was arrested for 1.) Failure to Yield to a Law Enforcement Office 2.) Speeding 3.) Careless and Imprudent Driving resulting in a crash 4.) No valid drivers license 5.) Failure to drive in the right half of the roadway.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and placed on a 24 hour hold.

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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.








Two vehicle accident in Bates County

On 10/29/18 around 5:35pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 52 Highway just west of CR 13365 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when both vehicles were westbound on Missouri 52 Highway. The1999 Ford F-250 driven by 47 year old Jarrod D. Borland of Appleton City Missouri was attempting to turn into a driveway when when he was struck by the  2010 Ford Focus driven by 77 year old Glenda Brewer of Appleton City, Missouri.

Glenda Brewer sustained minor injuries in this accident in this accident and she will seek her own medical treatment at a later time.

Both vehicles sustained minor damages and both were driven from the scene of the accident.


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Monday, October 29, 2018

Job Opening from the Butler Elementary School





Obituary - Marilyn L. Wilcox

Marilyn L. Wilcox, age 83 of Fort Scott, formerly of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born August 10, 1935 to Estil and Ruby Fyrn Hunter Harris in Leeton, Missouri. Marilyn graduated from Leeton High School. She married Thomas R. Wilcox on February 10, 1957 at the Leeton Christian Church. To this union three children were born, LeeAnn, Karen, and Kristy. 

She worked for and retired from the UMB branch in Fort Scott, Kansas. Her husband preceded her in death on September 8, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son in law, Don Snow, a brother Jon Harris, and a sister Margery Brown. She is survived by her daughters, LeeAnn Gonzalez, Fort Scott, Karen Snow, Pleasanton, and Kristy Holmes and her husband Chuck of Fort Scott. 

She is also survived by a brother Phil Harris of Leeton, Mo, and her grandchildren Josh Snow and wife Taylor, Matthew Johns and wife Elishya, Collin Probasco and wife Heather, Kane Snow and wife Heather, Logan Probasco and wife Kyla, Shannon Miner and husband Bob, and Kyle Holmes and wife Anna Marie along with 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 2:30 pm Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:15 pm at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. 

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer''s Foundation, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.


Job Center to Host Office Hours in Bates County

Bates County, Missouri—The Nevada Job Center has taken steps to improve access to services for residents of Bates County and surrounding areas. 

The state agency that provides career assistance to Missouri residents and employers will host satellite hours in Bates County.

On Thursday, November 15, a staff member from the Job Center will be available to meet with individuals at the Adrian Library from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; the Butler Library from noon to 1:30 p.m.; and the Rich Hill Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The Job Center provides job seekers with a variety of services including resume preparation and job skill matching. In addition, individuals can learn about a variety of training programs designed to improve their skills.

"The Missouri Job Center representative is bringing resources to assist with job searches, career changes, achieving educational goals and more.  This is a great opportunity to get resume help and employment assistance," State Representative Patricia Pike commented. "There will be three locations in Bates County to choose from on November 15, and I encourage those interested to utilize this opportunity."

“The Job Center is not only for individuals,” Job Center Business Service Representative Logan Friar said. “We also provide services to companies needing additional employees.”

For more information, individuals and company representatives can contact the Missouri Job Center - Nevada at (417) 448-1177. Services can also be accessed on line at https://jobs.mo.gov.



From the Nevada Police Department





Obituary - Larry Curtis Green

Larry Curtis Green, 68, Peculiar, MO died Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his home. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2108 at the First Baptist Church in Peculiar, MO. 

Inurnment 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Clintonville Cemetery in El Dorado Springs, MO.

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



Electric City Downtown Meeting Tonight



Tonight at 5:30 at the Church of the Nazarene Electric City Downtown will be holding a combined Design and Promotions Committee meeting.
We hope to see you there! 

If you are interested in ECD or joining one of our committees please feel free to join us as well everyone is welcome!


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Adrian Optimist October 2018 Students of the month

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.

The Miami Student of the Month for October is Charles Johnson, a Junior, son of Daniel and Jessica Johnson. In school, Charles participates in FFA, Quiz Bowl, and National Honor Society. Out of school, he likes farming, welding, and spending time with family. Charles finds inspiration in his grandparents, the farm, and nice trucks. Spanish Teacher, Amber Cooper, states “I nominated Charles Johnson for Student of the Month because he exhibits many attributes that one worthy of this award should. A worthy candidate would be timely and present, does what he/she is asked, and displays good citizenship. A good citizen is one who leads by example, isn’t afraid to stand out of the crowd, does what is needed despite what others may think, and can be held to his/her word without a single thought otherwise. To me, Charles Johnson demonstrates all these traits when it comes to his role in my class.” After graduation, Charles plans on going to Missouri Welding Institute.
The Adrian Student of the Month is Mary Grace Wood, a Junior, daughter of Valerie and Doug Wood. In school, Mary Grace participates in Band, National Honor Society, Technology Students Association, and Speech and Debate. She also participates in Hapkido outside of school. Mary Grace states, “Looking at the world today, you see many good things but also many bad things. I believe that it is up to us (students) to tip that balance in favor of the good things. We are the future and the future is only going to be what we make it.” Jim Hogan, Technology Teacher, states “It has been a pleasure for me to have had Mary Wood as a member of our Technology Student Association chapter for the past seven years. She has served as a local officer and is now serving as a state officer. Mary is also a dedicated band member. She strives to always succeed to the best of her ability. She is also a dedicated student, working hard in her classes to keep her grades high.” Mary Grace plans to attend University of Central Missouri majoring in either teaching or forensics. She also plans to be an author.





















The Ballard Student of the Month is Senior Jackson Rotert, son of Chris and Michelle Rotert. 5th grade teacher, Kelsi Bergen states, “He is an excellent role model to the preschoolers and they absolutely adore him. He always makes a point to say hello to hem when he sees them outside of class.” Computer teacher, Cheryl Murchie states, “Jackson is a student I can count on to do any task I give him. He makes sure he does the very best he can to see any goal he has set for himself completed. He has a great sense of humor and always tries to have a smile for everyone.” Jackson was recently chosen to be a member of PAW PRIDE (Personal Responsibility of Delivering Encouragement), a JH/HS Student

Leadership Program that works with both elementary and high school age students. Jackson is also a member of the BHS, basketball team and baseball team.





Missing Person in Harrisonville


MISSING PERSON

The Harrisonville Police Department is attempting to locate Warren Reynolds, who was reported missing by a care facility at 307 E. South St. this morning (10-29-2018). Warren was last seen at 6:45 pm on 10-28-2018 and was reported missing today at 7:00 am. 

The attached photos range from 2011 to October of this year. It is believed Warren walked away from the facility last night. He was last known to be wearing a white tee shirt, blue and green plaid flannel pants and brown leather house shoes. He is bipolar with violent tendencies. 

He is 5’07” approximately 250lbs, a shaved head with a full beard and mustache. Warren is NOT his own guardian and did not take any of his medication with him. 

We are concerned for his well being, if you see Warren please call the Harrisonville Police Department 816-380-8940.



From the Lamar Fire Department

It is with heavy hearts that we at Lamar Fire Department announce the loss of fellow firefighter "fireman Bob" Bronson, who passed away yesterday.Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. We will announce more information at a later time. His impact on the community was huge and he will be sadly missed. Rest easy brother we'll take it from here - From the Lamar Fire Department 




Statewide winter weather drill set for Nov. 7th

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will test its readiness to plow snow for the upcoming winter season with a statewide drill on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Motorists may notice increased numbers of MoDOT vehicles on state routes during the drill. In rural areas, crews will deploy after 8 a.m. In urban areas, the drill will not begin until after 9 a.m. The exercise should be completed by 3 p.m.

"The annual drill helps to make sure we all know our roles during a winter storm so we can do our jobs successfully,” said State Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth. “More than 3,500 MoDOT employees are involved in ensuring we clear roads and bridges as quickly as possible when winter weather hits.”

During the drill, MoDOT employees will react to a simulated forecast of significant snow for the entire state. The department’s emergency operations centers will activate and maintenance employees will be deployed to their trucks. Emergency communications systems will also be tested.

The drill serves as a training reminder to make sure proper equipment, plowing techniques and safety measures are used. In addition, every piece of equipment – every truck, motor grader, snow blower, and tractor – is inspected.

"Careful planning and preparation mean our crews can mobilize when needed, and our equipment will be ready," said Allmeroth.

Allmeroth said one of the most valuable parts of the drill is that it allows MoDOT’s newest employees the opportunity to drive a snowplow over their designated routes so they are aware of obstacles and obstructions, such as curbs and raised islands, that might be hidden in snow or ice.

MoDOT spends about $43 million each year to keep roads clear in the winter and help ensure motorists get to their destinations safely and quickly. In an average winter, MoDOT employees plow about 6 million miles of snow and ice, which is enough to go to the moon and back 13 times.



Public Service Announcement Butler Police Department

The Butler Police Department and the Bates county Health Department would like to thank everyone that participated in the Nationwide drug Take Back Program on October 27 2018. 

A total of 177 pounds of expired or unused medication was turned in. The medication will be turned over to the DEA to be destroyed.



MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Bates County Route V Bridge Over Marais Des Cygnes River North of Foster OPEN to Traffic


Bates County Route V Bridge Over Marais Des
Cygnes River North of Foster OPEN to Traffic

Where: Route V bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River north of Foster

When: 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26

What: Route V/Marais Des Cygnes River bridge OPEN to traffic

Details:

· Route V/Marais Des Cygnes River bridge closed the week of June 4 so contractor crews could replace bridge with a new, slightly longer and wider bridge.

· Project included replacing driving surface on Route V/Pecan Creek bridge which opened Aug. 17

· Prime Contractor: Phillips Hardy Inc., Columbia

· Total Project Cost: $2.5 million