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Thursday, July 26, 2018

From the Nevada Police Department

Unusual cloud deemed not harmful according to police

A foul smelling cloud that appeared over 69 highway a short time ago has been deemed not harmful by authorities. Several travelers on 69 highway north of the power plant reported driving through a low hanging, foul smelling cloud that appeared to be stationary over the road. 

According to the Linn Valley police department, the cloud was an emission from a nearby rock quarry, citing that wind and certain  meteorogical conditions made its appearance to be threatening. 

It has also been determined that official vehicles in the Amsterdam area are there in an unrelated capacity.

Editors note- it is never our goal to cause an unnecessary panic; however many types of dangerous chemicals travel our roadways every day. In the event of something unusual like this, “better safe than sorry” might be the best policy.

2018 Butler Chamber of Commerce Cruise Night

The Butler Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Cruise Night is coming up fast! Mark your calendar for Friday, July 27th, 6-9PM.

We ask that all Car Show entries meet at the Butler High School parking lot at 5:45PM. We will be cruising by Butler Center for Rehabilitation and Health and Medicalodges, Inc.. before parking on the Butler Square. 

Entry Fee $10 per vehicle. There will be a free Kids Car Show so bring your battery operated vehicle or go cart to show off during the Kids parade at 6:30PM. We will end the night with a nice Cruise to Sonic Drive-In.

Prizes will be sponsored by Max Motors Butler.

Obituary - Creston Alcorn

Creston Alcorn, 27 of Butler, Missouri passed away July 25, 2018 in Butler. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler and are pending at this time. 

Memories and condolences for the family may be left at
Complete obituary information will be published as it becomes available.

From the Cass County Sheriff's Office

Congratulations to Deputy Christine Eddleman who has been awarded the Missouri D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year for 2018.
"Deputy Eddleman's work with multiple school district throughout Cass County along with her participation with numerous other youth events and programs in Cass County make her a valuable part of our office and community," said Sheriff Jeff Weber.

Deputy Eddleman was presented the award today at the annual Missouri DARE Officers Association Conference.

Updated Obituary - George E. Larson

George E. Larson, age 22, Bronson, Kansas died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 as the result of an automobile accident.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Mound City. Burial in the Mapleton Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. 

The family suggests contributions to the George Larson Memorial Fund c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kansas 66056. 

Online condolences may be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory,

Obituary - Betty June (Jewell) Dehon

Betty June (Jewell) Dehon passed away peacefully at her home at Morningside of Nevada on Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018.

Betty was born on February 20, 1926 in Arcadia, Kansas to Franklin Albert and Maude (Taylor) Jewell. Betty’s early childhood was spent in Arcadia where she attended elementary school and graduated from Crawford County Community High School of Arcadia in 1943.

Teaching was the prominent profession of both sides of her family so, consequently, her parents encouraged her to follow in that field. When she graduated from high school, World War II was in progress, and there was a shortage of teachers. Betty attended the 1943 summer college session at Kansas State Teacher’s College of Pittsburg, receiving an emergency certificate to teach school in 1943-1944 in the one-room country school located in the northwest part of Arcadia, Corinth District. She extremely enjoyed her eight-month teaching tenure. Her teaching salary was $80/month. During her eight months of teaching, Betty was encouraged by her Aunt Jessie and her good friend, Port Corparan, to join the cadet nurse corps at Mt. Carmel Hospital located in Pittsburg, KS.

In May 1944 Betty enrolled in the cadet nursing corps at Mt. Carmel and graduated in May 1947 with a Diploma in Nursing. She subsequently passed her Kansas State Nursing Board and became a board-certified registered nurse. Upon graduation, Betty first worked in the operating room of Mt. Carmel, both as an assistant and later as Operating Room Director, under the supervision of Dear Sister Mary Herbert.

On July 21, 1950, Betty married Des Dehon, Jr. at the Arma, KS Methodist Parsonage. Their marriage was performed by Rev. William Alexander. Betty and Des then moved to Pittsburg, KS where they resided for four years.

In August of 1954, they moved to Humboldt, KS, as Des had accepted a teaching position in the Humboldt School District. From August 1954-August 1956, Betty worked part-time as a Registered Nurse in Iola, KS. In August 1956, Betty and Des moved to Nevada, MO where Des taught at Nevada High School until his retirement in 1985. In 1958, Betty started her career as the Registered Nurse Night Supervisor in Nevada State Hospital #3. Betty retired from nursing in 1987.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maude Jewell, husband, Des, brothers Howard Jewell, Franklin Jewell, Eugene Jewell, Charles Jewell, Paul Jewell, and Frederic Allen Jewell, and sister, Donna Cooley. Survivors include her daughter Debra Stacy and her husband James of Nevada, Two sons, Jeff Dehon and his wife Lisa, and Lee Dehon and his wife Beth both of Olathe, KS, grandchildren Brant Lael Stacy, Olathe, Diedra Stacy Lathrop and her husband Kyle, Olathe, Desiree Stacy Overton and her husband Josh Overton, Moundville, MO, Max Dehon, Olathe, KS, Jewell Dehon and Jaycee Dehon, Olathe. Betty is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Liam Lathrop, Leah Lathrop, Jaxon Overton, and step-great-grandchildren, Malakai Overton, Zoe Overton, and Xaerik Overton, and one brother-in-law, Carrol Fleury, Arma , KS.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev Kay Zimmer officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park. Friends may call from 8:00 am on Monday, July 30th, until the hour of service on Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 10:00–11:00 a.m. prior to the service on Wednesday.

Those who wish may contribute to the Des and Betty Dehon Memorial Scholarship Fund or to Avalon Hospice c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.

Job Opening in Adrian

Crystal Manor looking for full time 3-11 position. Need Level 1 Medication Aide, current certification preferred but will train if necessary. 

Please call 816-297-8832 ask for Deidre or Bobbie. Always taking application for PRN.

Come check it out

As many have heard, David and I are relocating to Florida in the near future. In order to do so, we have to substantially downsize.

We have given things to our family, but there is still way more than we can fit into our new home. It is pretty hard to
have a new home that is half the size of the one you lived in for over 40 years. Therefore, we are having a

WHEN? August 2, 3 & 4
WHERE? St. Patrick Church Education Building (blond brick building at
the back of the parking lot)
400 W. Nursery,

Butler, MO


This includes furniture, kitchen items, decorations, collectables, some appliances, some tools, gardening items,
and many more. These items have been in storage since we moved from our home to the apartment back in January. Therefore, I cannot remember everything that is in storage.

Come by and browse. You may find just what you need.

If you need further information, call 660-679-3747 and leave a message with phone number to reach you.

From Judge Debra Hopkins

Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic Nurse Practitioner Jamie O'Farrell

Meet Jamie O'Farrell, nurse practitioner at Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic. Jamie is available on a daily basis for the preventive and primary care of men and women of all ages. She can help you with chronic or acute illness as well as provide wellness check-ups and immunizations. To schedule, call (417) 395-2150. - Courtesy of the NRMC Facebook Page 

Obituary - George E. Larson

George E. Larson, age 22, Bronson, Kansas died Monday July 23, 2018 as the result of an automobile accident.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

Wonder-Fall Weather to end the week

It is going to feel a bit more like early Fall to end the week! Cooler temperatures will move into the area today with a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms this morning through early afternoon for the KC Metro and areas south of the Missouri River. 

Highs today will be in the low to mid 80s. These cooler temperatures will continue into the weekend as will the chance of showers and thunderstorms.