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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Obituary - Robert D. Payne

Robert D. Payne, 64 of Montrose, Missouri passed away January 2, 2019 at his home. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler with Pastor Len Redding officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 PM at the funeral home.

Burial will follow services in Radford Cemetery, Spruce, Missouri. Contributions are suggested to the family, and messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Robert is survived by his wife of 22 years, Arlene Payne; his son Michael and wife Samantha Payne; 5 grandchildren: Lucas, Adalayde, Brodey J, Emily and Forrest. Robert was preceded in death by his brother Harvey, father Robert E. and mother Maxine Payne.

Robert enjoyed fishing, car restoration, carpentry, hunting and family time. Robert lived and worked in California at an aviation manufacturing plant. He moved back to Missouri where he was employed as a cattle ranch boss at BRE Ranch. He also worked as a mobile home installer, and finally as a contract driver for the U.S. Postal Service. Upon retirement Robert enjoyed spending time on his family farm.

Obituary - Judy Elizabeth Hopkins

Judy Elizabeth Hopkins, age 71, of Prescott, Kansas passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Judy was born on October 31, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Harry A. and Elizabeth H. Dozier Grigsby. Judy married Robert Dale Hopkins in February 1981 at Morris Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. She enjoyed knitting, doing puzzles and traveling to the casino to play the slot machines. 

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Bobby Hopkins, Kenny, Ronnie and Leslie Foster, two daughters, Tammy Foster and Billie Jo Robinson, two brothers, Robert and Harry Grigsby, two sisters, Ruth Anderson and Dorothy Runion, twenty grandchildren and six great grandchildren with one more on the way.

There will be a private family burial at a later date. The family suggests contributions to Disabled American Veterans or American Cancer Society, they may sent in care of Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory P.O. Box 525 Pleasanton, Kansas 66075. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

Obituary - Lucy Virginia Justice

Lucy Virginia Justice, 93, Adrian, MO, died Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Adrian Manor in Adrian. 

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Archie. No funeral service. Private burial.

A complete obituary will be posted when information is available.

Okay Bates Countians, we need YOUR HELP....

Okay Bates Countians, we need YOUR HELP....

These photos show the lack of responsibility someone around this area has.

We were notified by the Sheriff's department of this "dumping", and OUR county Road and Bridge crew will be picking it up and disposing of it.

This is a personal attack on EACH of us living in Bates County. It costs us money to clean up, it is disrespectful, an insult to our residents, and our countryside is abused and littered with someone's castoff property.

Please share this and let's see WHO can tell us whose to blame so we can prosecute and put a stop to senseless acts like this.

Any information can be given to the Bates County Sheriff or you can personally contact me Larry Hacker Bates County Southern Commissioner.


Heartsaver CPR/AED class will be held at Bates County Memorial Hospital

A Heartsaver CPR/AED class will be held at Bates County Memorial Hospital on January 24 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. This class is certified by the American Heart Association.

The class will be held in the BCMH training center, located in the basement level beneath the Emergency Department.

Cost for this class is $25. Class size is limited.

For reservations or for more information, call: 660-200-7007.

5 day forecast: Sun returns