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Monday, March 26, 2018

Obituary - Lawrence Close

Lawrence Close age 88, Montrose, passed away March 25, 2018 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home from 9-10am with funeral at 10am at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at 2pm at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Higginsville, MO.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Seeds of Faith Preschool and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

Lawrence (Larry) was a Quiet Godly man that loved the Lord, and a life time of devotion to his church. Lawrence was also devoted to his country, and while serving in the Air Force in Fort Worth Texas met his Christian soul mate Bobbie at Church. Lawrence and Bobbie were untied in marriage shortly after, and were married just short of 65 years. During their marriage they were blessed with Four boys who credit their father with giving them the love of hunting and fishing that he shared with them throughout their lives, and who now have passed this love onto his grand children. The boys credit him for teaching them a strong work ethic because of his dedication to working for the Ford Motor Company for 27 years, and after retirement working full time at Edgewater Beach Resort, and then Walmart for another 10 years. In his free time when not hunting or fishing with his boys, he spent his time with his dog Middy in his Pecan grove that he loved.

Lawrence (Larry) also loved telling stories of traveling the world while in the Air Force, watching sports, and especially sharing these stories and games with his sons and grand children. Lawrence was known by all who knew him as someone who was always there to help his friends, and strangers. He leaves a legacy of love walking with the lord.

Larry is survived by his wife, Bobbie of the home, sons, Brad (Vicki) Close, Kansas City, MO, Wayne (Dawn) Close, Harrisonville, MO, Lary (Vicki) Close, Elmer, MO, Jeff (Sherrie) Close Montrose, MO, 12 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

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


Nevada Police make arrest in weekend shooting

On Sunday, March 25th, Nevada Police responded to the 300 block of W. Hunter Street in reference to a shots fired call.

It was reported that two male subjects were at the intersection of W. Hunter Street & N. Adams Street when one of the subjects shot at the other.
 

During the initial investigation, officers observed one of the subjects involved in the shooting return to the area. Officers made contact with the subject inside a vehicle. Officers on scene noticed the vehicle appeared to have been struck by gunfire.

During this time, a witness reported to officers that the subject had thrown a gun from the vehicle after leaving the scene. A loaded handgun was recovered by officers. It was determined the subject was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Shortly thereafter officers located the second subject in the 300 block of North Clay hiding inside a residence. He was taken into custody and identified as the shooter through the investigation.

Detectives were able to locate a second loaded handgun believed to be involved with the shooting in the 400 block of W. Hunter Street.

One male subject, identified as Dale W. Garwood, age of 44 of Nevada was taken into custody and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding.

On Monday, March 26, 2018 the following charges were filed against Garwood through the Vernon County Associate Court:


Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Class B Felony
Armed Criminal Action – Unclassified Felony
Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Class E Felony

Garwood is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.

The second male subject, identified as John D. Howell Jr, age 25 of Nevada was taken into custody and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding.

On Monday, March 26, 2018 the following charges were filed against Howell through the Vernon County Associate Court:

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm – Class D Felony

Howell is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 cash only bond.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100.

To report criminal activities call 911 or us the Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477.

Rodeo coming to Butler





Rich Hill 4th of July New Backyard BBQ Event

We are excited to announce a NEW event this year to the 4th of July schedule. Backyard BBQ contest!!! For more information contact Dallas Jennings 660-227-9713 or email him at dallas.w.jennings@gmail.com






From the Bates County Sheriff’s Office

Bates County Sheriff’s Office is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to provide/sale and install two each commercial grade stackable (2) washers and (2) dyers, minimum of fifty pound load capacity on each. The proposal should also include removal of the old existing single units.

The new units will be installed in the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.

This solicitation is for the purchase of goods and services and shall be awarded as per Missouri General Purchasing Laws. The contract shall be awarded to the company that submits the best overall proposal. Proposals shall be submitted to Bates County Sheriff’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m., April 13, 2018. Proposals should be submitted to Bates County Sheriff’s Office, 6 W Fort Scott St Butler, MO 64730.

Any questions regarding this bid should be directed in writing to Blaine Baldwin at bbaldwin@batescountysheriff.com The Bates County Sheriff’s Offices reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received and to waive any formalities, as may be permitted by law.


Butler Public Library Game Night

Join the Butler Public Library tonight for Game Night. Adults and teens are welcome to join us the fourth Monday evening of each month (excluding December) from 7:00-8:30 for a game night. Try out a new game and decide if it is one that will go on your wish list! Light refreshments are available.






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Butler Lions Club Radio Auction





Obituary - Kay Nisely

Funeral services for Kay Nisely will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Woodfin Cemetery, Foster, Missouri. Contributions to Happy Hill Church of God. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Kay Frances Nisely, age 76 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at her home in Butler. She was born November 6, 1941 to Wilmer and Wilma Burch McGuire in Butler.

Kay is survived by three sons, William “Jim” Nisely and wife Tonya of Raymore, Missouri, Robert “Bob” Nisely and wife Mary of Victoria, Texas and Greg Nisely and wife Sheryl of Moab, Utah; two daughters, Dodie Johnson and husband Johnny of Skidmore, Texas and Malissa Fish of Rich Hill, Missouri; one brother, Dean McGuire and wife Diana of Butler, Missouri; and 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert Nisely in 1993; one brother, Larry McGuire; one sister, Judy Ingram; and a granddaughter, Tiffany.





New Administration building groundbreaking April 2nd


The Bates County Commissioners are proud to announce there will be a ground breaking ceremony on April 2nd at 10 am. Construction of the jail expansion and Administration building will officially begin on that date, and the public is invited to attend (former Butler Music location). Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to view plans as well. 



So....where's Spring?

We should be a month or so away from 80 degree weather and morel mushroom season... but from the looks of things, Winter isn't quite done with us yet.

Good news? Yes. According to the 10 day forecast things are getting a little better. Expect highs in the 50's and lows above freezing for the most part with occasional showers.

Don't worry. You'll be swatting mosquitoes before you know it. 

Forecast here https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Butler+MO+64730:4:US



Reading: A timeless classic...

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!


With advice from the notorious Dr. Seuss, how can you go wrong? Don't miss the Bates County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Book Sale this Wednesday, 7 to 4 at the hospital. More info here https://www.facebook.com/events/1775665219395786/

From Marlene Wainscott, Bates County Clerk:

THE FOLLOWING POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS WILL NOT BE VOTING IN THE APRIL 3, 2018 ELECTION

Rural Deer Creek Township-Adrian R-3 and Archie R-5 School Districts
Rural Mound Township- Adrian R-3 and Butler R-5 School Districts Grand River Township
East Boone Township
Elkhart Township–Adrian R-3 and Butler R-5 School Districts
Shawnee Township
Mingo Township
Deepwater Township
Spruce Township
Rural Mt. Pleasant Township
Summit Township
Pleasant Gap Township–Butler R-5 and Hudson R-9 School Districts
Rural West Boone Township-Drexel R-4 School District
Hudson Township-R-9 School District
Rural Howard Township-R-8 School District
Rural Walnut Township -R-8 School District
CLS Road District
SHS Road District

Under Section 115.124, non-partisan political subdivisions do not have an election, if the number of candidates filing is the same as the number of positions to be filled. The candidates shall assume the responsibilities of their offices at the same time and in the same manner as if they had been elected. Cities/villages are required to hold elections. If you are registered in a city or village you will have the opportunity to vote.



Of eagles and owls...

Driving around Bates County say, 20 years ago vs the same drive today, you'll see more eagles and owls than most of us remember in a long time. Why? 

According to the Missouri Conservation Department:


The bald eagle is a real success story because the species’ numbers have greatly rebounded following the banning of the pesticide DDT in 1972. Although formerly a rare sight in Missouri, we now have

thousands of overwintering eagles in the state each year and more than 175 active nests each spring. Because bald eagles will also scavenge for food, they are being seen more frequently on Missouri’s roadways, where road-killed animals provide an easy food source. I have had several contacts from Missourians observing these birds along roadways. Don’t be surprised if you round a corner on a Missouri highway one day and find scavenging bald eagles, like the vultures that you are accustomed to seeing recycling road-killed animals.

As predators, owls play an important role in controlling mice, rats, and rabbits, which can become pests. In the process, they tend to

select those easiest to catch — slower, weaker, or diseased — thus forging a healthier prey population. Because one owl needs a lot of prey animals to survive, not many owls can share a given area. For this reason, owls can easily be forced toward extinction when they lose food sources, habitat, or protection from excessive hunting. In contrast, many make Missouri their home as such food and resources are quite plentiful.

-credit and thanks to the MDC

Blackhawk Pride newsletter, March 2018

Message from the Principal's Office

Welcome Parents,

It's hard to believe that we have already completed 3rd quarter. Spring is here, 4th quarter, baseball, softball, track, spring banquets and concerts are near. Teachers have been diligent this year working on assessments, grading policies, technology to enhance the classroom, and continuing to learn curriculum standards.

Students are busy working on end of the year projects, contest teams, standardized tests, graduation and prom activities. Many great things are happening inside the walls at Adrian Middle/High School and we are proud to see our students making a difference each and every day. Math teams, speech and drama, band and choir, TEAMS, TSA, scholar bowl, art, and many other teams have been competing to show the talent and skill of our students. It is truly rewarding to see how our students represent and promote our school and community.

We appreciate the support that you give us as we work hard to help your child be successful here at Adrian School District.

Sincerely,
Abe Lewis, Principal
Jeanette Baker, Assistant Principa
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From The Nevada Police Department





Reminder: Adrian Community Theater meeting tonight

ACT NEEDS YOU! PRE-PRODUCTION MEETING TONIGHT!

ACT is gearing up for the Spring Production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” We will be having a pre-production meeting on Monday, March 26 at 6:30pm at the Adrian Library on Main Street. Most of the preliminary planning work has been done, we are looking for managers to ensure everything is covered leading up to and during the production June 8, 9 & 10.

Please respond via email (actadrian@gmail.com) , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/actadrian/), or call/text (913-912-3228).
Current volunteer openings:
Director / Assistant Director / Stage Manager / Asst Stage Manager / Producer / House Manager / Concessions Manager / Technical Director / Costumes/Makeup / Publicity

Auditions will be April 9, 10, 11
First Read Through April 16
Rehearsals begin April 23, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Production June 8, 9,10
Please plan to attend the meeting on March 26 to join the fun of volunteering for community theater fun!



Congratulations Angela!

Congratulations Angela Allen on winning our 'Max Mayo Wars' contest for a $100 Wal-Mart giftcard! - Courtesy of Max Motors of Nevada, Missouri





Butler Police Department Activity Report 3/19-3/25-2018

03/19/2018
Animal complaint E Russell
Disturbance N Fulton
Animal complaint Havanna and Mill
Stranded vehicle ft Scott and Orange
Walk in Harassment report

03/20/2018
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Harassment report
Walk in theft report
Trespassing call 200 W Atkinson

03/21/2018
Well being check/Attempt to locate
Walk in assault report
Animal complaint Overbrook Dr
Missing child report
Harassment report

03/22/2018
Disturbance Parkview and Nursery
Traffic assist Mullinax
Walk in theft report
Animal complaint High and Harrison
Animal complaint HillCrest
Disturbance 623 W Pine
Disturbance 300 block of N Main
Prowler call 300 block of N Maple

03/23/2018
Walk in harassment report
Warrant service S Bus. 49
C and I driver report N Bus. 49
Medical assist 100 block of S Mechanic
Assist DFS Cedar Lane
Trespassing call 300 block of S Broadway

03/24/2018
Vandalism report 200 block of N Main
Report of a Fight at S Park
Assist BCSO at BCMH
Animal complaint S Park

03/25/2018
Well being check Thorco Building
Theft report Family Center
Animal complaint 700 block of N Water
Warrant service Mechanic and Pleasant
Assist BCSO Shop lifting call Casey’s Ft Scott

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report Mar 19, 2018 –March 25, 2018

March 19, 2018
SUICIDAL PERSON – FOSTER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – AMORET
PAPER SERVICE – MERWIN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – AMSTERDAM
PAPER SERVICE – AMSTERDAM
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
FOLLOW UP – BUTLER
THREATS – AMORET
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – BUTLER
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – BUTLER
FOLLOW UP – ARCHIE
TRAFFIC STOP – MERWIN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - AMORET

March 20, 2018
OPEN DOOR/WINDOW – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
STRANDED MOTORIST – BUTLER
STARNDED MOTORIST – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ARCHIE
FIRE CALL – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – AMSTERDAM
AGENCY ASSIST – AMORET
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – ARCHIE
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTELR
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – AMORET
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
DISTURBANCE – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
C&I DRIVER – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – MERWIN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN

March 21, 2018
ANIMAL CALL – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – PASSAIC
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – PASSAIC
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
BURGLARY – AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING – SPRUCE
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
FIRE CALL – AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP – PASSAIC
MVA – ADRIAN
PEDESTRIAN CHECK – BUTLER
CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN
THEFT/STEALING – ARCHIE

March 22, 2018
TRESPASSING – ROCKVILLE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
C/I DRIVER – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN
FIRE CALL – AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
PROPERTY DAMAGE – BUTLER
DOMESTIC – ROCKVILLE
C/I DRIVER – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
C/I DRIVER – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC HAZARD – RICH HILL
ASSAULT – ADRIAN

March 23, 2018
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
C&I DRIVER – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – AMSTERDAM
PAPER SERVICE – MERWIN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
ALARM CALL – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE- BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – MERWIN
ANIMAL CALL – RICH HILL
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – MERWIN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICE – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
CIVIL STANDBY – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
NOISE COMPLAINT – HUME
ALARM CALL – RICH HILL

March 24, 2018
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
BURGLARY – RICH HILL
PROWLER – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST –ADRIAN
DISTURBANCE – RICH HILL
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – ADRIAN 

LOST/FOUND PROPERTY – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
SPECIAL DETAIL – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER

March 25, 2018
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
DISTURBANCE-PASSAIC
MVA-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-RICH HILL
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE-ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP-ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP-BUTLER
ASSAULT-BUTLER
SUICIDAL PERSON-BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP-AMORET
DISTURBANCE-RICH HILL
STANDED MOTORIST-PASSAIC
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
PEDESTRIAN CHECK-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP-ADRIAN



Mmmmm, mmmmm, good!

Mayor Don Malan and Freeman Stanfill served a hungry crowd Saturday morning in Butler
The Butler Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who came Saturday morning and enjoyed Freeman's Pancakes at the Butler Senior Center.





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From the Linn Valley Kansas Police Department



On 03/24/2018 at approximately midnight, Officer Stuteville attempted to stop a car on N Linn Valley Dr for failing to dim it's headlights.

The vehicle increased speed to approximately 70 mph in an attempt to elude the officer. Officer Kline positioned his patrol car at the exit gate on Ullery rd where they were able to box in the vehicle and bring it to a stop.

Three individuals from Garnett KS were subsequently arrested for Possession of Methamphetamines with intent to distribute, Possession of Heroin, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Felony Fleeing and Eluding and Driving While Suspended. One individual had an outstanding warrant from Anderson County.

Outstanding job. This is a great example of what a minor traffic infraction can lead to.



Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Miami County Kansas and Cass County Missouri