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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Save the fox kinda morning!

On 05/30/2018 at 4:00 am Harrisonville Police officers located a male fox on the side of the roadway with injuries. Officers felt that if given proper treatment the fox could recover. 

One of the Officers and his spouse transported the fox to Giddyup Rescue in Cleveland, MO. 

We thank Officer Totten (and his wife) Sgt. Pearce, and Officer Briggs, for instead of euthanizing the animal, went the extra mile to tend to the needs of the injured animal.

Job Opening in Harrisonville

Abc Healthcare in Harrisonville mo currently has openings for day shift and evening shift NA/CNA positions available.

We provide the cna course to get you certified!!! Competitive wages, excellent benefits! Shift differential offered if certified!

Ask for Mindy!
307 e south st Harrisonville mo

Poplar Heights Farm Presents: Murder comes to the wild west

Get your tickets now for our latest Murder Mystery Party. It's a Wild West event held in the big red barn. Space is limited so order early. 

Call 660-200-5620 for information and to order you tickets - just $25.00 each includes appetizers, 3 course dinner, cash bar and a murderously fun evening!

Keep a eye out for funny money

The Nevada Police Department is still taking several reports on counterfeit money being passed at local businesses in and around Nevada. 

Several reports have been taken in the last week with subjects passing counterfeit twenty and five dollar bills. These bill all failed a counterfeit pen test.

Please be aware when taking money from individuals. The subjects have been known to tell the individuals taking the money that the money feels different because it has been washed. 

Nevada Police have submitted multiple felony cases to the Prosecutor's Office for the filing of formal charges on subjects who are passing counterfeit bills out.

Milo resident captured after fleeing police on dirt bike

A wanted subject is in custody after a pursuit early Wednesday morning. According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy attempted to stop a dirt bike in the area of K Hwy and 2200 Road when the dirt bike failed to yield. 

The suspect fled into a corn field in the area of 2200 Road and Panama Road. The suspect then fled on foot and attempted to hide in the corn field but was found by deputies a short time later. 

Sheriff Jason Mosher said the suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Trey M Stone, of Milo MO. Stone was wanted on a felony warrant for Failure to Obey a Judge’s Order and is being held in the Vernon County Jail with no bond.

Obituary - William J. "Doc" Justus, M.D.

William J. "Doc" Justus, M.D., age 88, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at St. Luke''s South. He was born in Harveyville, Kansas on July 5, 1929, the son of John William and Lucille Rice Justus. 

He was raised most of his life by Grace and Cliff Turner. He graduated from Emporia State University, University of Kansas School of Medicine and Baylor University. He was married to Pam Schumacher. To this union one daughter, Kristen was born. He was a kind, generous and dedicated physician who practiced for over fifty years in Pleasanton. 

He volunteered to practice in the jungles of Nicaragua. He developed Tanglewood Lake, the first man made lake development in Kansas. He was a strong supporter of KU, dedicated Chiefs fan, loved his houseboat at the Lake of the Ozarks, skiing, traveling and corvettes. Doc was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ross, three sisters: Helen Copeland, Carol Wyre, and Vere Austin. He is survived by his daughter Kristen Justus and her mother Pam, and a sister Leta King.

Funeral service will be held 4 pm Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held from 3 pm to service time at the Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Doctors Without Borders or to Kansas University Medical Research, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, Kansas 66075. Online condolences for the family can be left at

Obituary - Donald E. Shipley

Donald E. Shipley, 87, Archie, MO, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at his home in Amarugia, Archie, MO.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO. 

The family will receive friends Friday June 1, 6:00-7:00pm at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. 

Contributions may be made to the Everett Cemetery Association. A complete obituary will be added when it becomes available.

Summer Internship at the Bates County Economic Developments Office

Bates County Economic Development office is proud to announce our Summer Internship through Missouri State University is Miss Mady Koehn. 

Mady will be interning through the month of August and here is her business card and information. In the coming weeks, I will have a Bio posted about her and her awesome accomplishments!

Missouri Department of Conservation's Free Fishing Days June 9th and 10th

Want some free fun that gets family and friends outside in nature? Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Free Fishing Days June 9 and 10. 

During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.

Aside from not needing permits, other fishing regulations remain in effect, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler may keep. Special permits may still be required at some county, city, or private fishing areas. Trespass laws remain in effect on private property.

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish, and Free Fishing Days encourages people to sample the state's abundant fishing opportunities. Missouri has more than a million acres of surface water, and most of it provides great fishing. More than 200 different fish species are found in Missouri, with more than 20 of them being game fish for the state's more than 1.1 million anglers.

For information on Missouri fishing regulations, fish identification, and more, get a copy of MDC's 2018 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations where permits are sold, or online at

For extensive information on getting started fishing, identifying fish species, finding places to fish, regulations, and more, visit MDC online at

The proper handling of caught fish is important to release them unharmed. Get tips and techniques through this MDC video on Fish Handling Tips at

MDC’s free MO Fishing mobile app helps anglers find the best places to fish in Missouri, access regulation information, identify fish by species, and more. Anglers can also buy, store, and show fishing permits right on their mobile devices. MO Fishing is available for download through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices. Learn more at

Anyone need a job?

Hiring Following Positions:

* Mechanic - Must have experience 
* Feed Salesman - Must have experience 
* Feed Mill 

Please give us a call 417-395-2497 or stop in and pickup an application! We are located at 97A SE State Rt B, Rich Hill Mo, the SE Corner of I-49 and B Hwy in Rich Hill. 

If you have questions please call us or stop by. Please no instant messages on here as we do not check those messages all the time. Thank you!

Two sentenced yesterday at the Bates County Courthouse

  • Jerrell D. Westmoreland pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. Judge Journey sentenced Westmorland to 60 days in the County Jail and was given credit for time served.
  • Timothy D. Runions was given a 7 year suspended execution of sentence on a 2017 controlled substance possession charge. Runions will be on supervised probation and was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.

Prosecuting Attorney Hugh C. Jenkins represented the State.

Anything will help!

We hope to see you this Saturday!!

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

Harrisonville Animal Shelter Open House

Obituary - Douglas Duane “Big Doug” Bower

Douglas Duane “Big Doug” Bower, age 47, a resident of rural Deerfield, Missouri, left this earth for a better place on the other side, Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born November 5, 1970, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of John Henry Bower and Amelia Elizabeth Jones Bower. 

Doug graduated from Nevada High School. He had been employed by Ward-Kraft and later for the Deerfield Conoco Station. Doug enjoyed nature. He liked hiking and camping and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his parents, John and Amelia Bower, of Deerfield; a sister, Jill Love and husband, Ron, of Deerfield; three brothers, Rick Jones, of Ft. Scott, Jason Bower and wife, Thabena, of Deerfield, and Tony Bower of Clarksville, Tennessee. Also surviving are nieces, Jessica Bower, of Fresno, California, Rebecca Bower, of Clarksville, Tennessee, Alyson Love, of Deerfield, Micala and Preslee Bower, also of Deerfield, Kendria Brown and husband, Jerome, of Norcross, Georgia and Haley Jones of Ft. Scott; and nephews, Josh Jones and wife, Karen, of Ft. Scott, Dustin Jones and wife, Tabitha of Jacksonville, Florida and Quentin, Gavin and Evan Love of Deerfield; six great-nieces, four great-nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving are his beloved dogs, Dapper Dan and Pete who were like his children.

Following cremation, the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Private burial will follow at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Lee’s Paws & Claws and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Job Opening In Harrisonville

Few storms possible this afternoon

A few storms are possible this afternoon in central MO as remnants of Alberto moves through the TN Valley. 

More widespread storms are possible Thursday, mainly south of HWY 36. A few storms could become strong to severe with strong winds and hail being the main concerns right now.