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Saturday, May 19, 2018

From the Benton County Sheriff's Office

From the City of Harrisonville

National EMS Week will be celebrated May 20-26, and we are proud to honor this department for their outstanding efforts on behalf of the public whenever and wherever needed. Harrisonville Mayor Hasek presented a proclamation during the May 7 Board of Aldermen meeting to these professionals from the Harrisonville EMS department: EMS Director Eric Myler; Captain Danny Merrifield; Firefighter & Paramedic Rachel Corr; Firefighter & EMT Roberto Quezada, Firefighter & Paramedic Jessica Barbee, and Firefighter & EMT Nathan Davidson.

Tornado Warning in Vernon and Barton County

Anyone missing a dog?

Anyone missing a dog? Showed up at the farm with in the hour seems friendly... If this is your dog it was last scene around the area of NE CR 3003 and CR 5004 in rural Butler.

Power Outage in Freeman Area

Approximately 350 Osage Valley Electric Cooperative  members in the Freeman area are currently without power. Crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible. 

Please do not report outages on Facebook or messenger. Please use our SmartHub app or call 660-679-3131 to report power outages.

Thank you Jack's Bandits

The 11th Annual Douty's Show of Wheels Car Show was held today in Butler. The morning started off a little wet but the afternoon was amazing. All proceeds to this event went to the family of Jack Bearce to help them battle cancer.

We would like to thank everyone who came out today and donated to this family. We raised over $2,000 for the Bearce Family.

Thank you to Chad Anderson and Jackwagon BBQ for the awesome food! #JacksBandits #Igotyousix #CancerSucks

Feel free to tag yourself or friends in the photos! Thank you! 

Nevada Speedway Canceled tonight

From the Nevada Speedway: 

Unfortunately, we are canceled  for tonight May 19th. Due to rain! 

A make up date for the special will be announced.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southwestern Henry County in west central Missouri... Southeastern Bates County in west central Missouri... * 

Until 515 PM CDT. * At 438 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles northwest of Schell City, or 8 miles east of Rich Hill, moving northeast at 35 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Montrose and Rockville. HAIL...1.25IN WIND...60MPH

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11pm

Obituary - Sheila Marie Pemberton

Sheila Marie Pemberton, 52, of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, April 14, 1966, in Harrisonville, Missouri, the daughter of Harold Russell and Sharon Marie (Atkinson) Neill. She departed this life, Saturday, May 19, 2018, at her parent’s home in Pleasant Hill, surrounded with love and family.

Sheila was a 1984 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.

In 1984 she was united in marriage to Fred Mitchell; they later divorced. On October 21, 1995, she was united in marriage to Virgil Le Roy Pemberton in Holden, Missouri. He survives.

She is also survived by her parents Harold and Sharon of Pleasant Hill; three sons, Phillip (and Amanda) Pemberton of Holden, Jacob Mitchell of Pleasant Hill, Morgan Pemberton of Holden; one daughter, Amber (and Travis) Goth of Blue Springs, Missouri; two brothers, Russ (and Kim) Neill of Boynton Beach, Florida, and Jamie (and Mandy) Neill of Holden; 4 grandchildren, Alex Hall, Wyatt Pemberton, Peyton Pemberton, and Jared Pemberton; other relatives and many friends.

Sheila most recently worked for Walgreens in Florida. She had formerly been employed as a special needs driver for the Pleasant Hill R-III School district, operated an in-home daycare in Holden, and had worked for the Holden Image Newspaper as well as the Raymore, Missouri Newspaper. She was an active member of the Rise Up Mission Outreach church in Jacksonville. She enjoyed watching baseball and basketball, volunteering on church missions. 

Along with working with Rise Up Mission Outreach, Sheila often took under her care elderly and in-need customers she would meet while working at Walgreens. She often took them grocery shopping, to doctor’s appointments, drive them home, or lend to them her listening ear. Her kind, giving, and tender spirit will be missed by all who knew her. 

Cremation has been accorded.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Reverend Gary Miller will officiate. Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Rise Up Mission Outreach and maybe sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 

Timing out the two rounds of storms today

On-and-off storms currently making their way through eastern KS and western MO will taper off by mid-AM, then another round of storms is expected late this afternoon through the evening. This second round could become strong to severe, so have a plan in place, especially if you'll be outdoors!