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Monday, March 11, 2019

Obituary - Scott Lee Dalton

Scott Lee Dalton, 52, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Sunday evening, March 10, 2019 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.

Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

2nd Tuesday of the month Free Pancakes sponsored by Butler Center

Join us tomorrow for FREE Pancakes at the Flaming Lantern from 7am-9am. Hope to see you there!

Obituary - Wanda Faye Abele

Wanda Faye Abele, 92, departed this life early Saturday morning on March 9, 2019 following a two-week fight with pneumonia. She went home to be with the Lord peacefully and knowing her new home and new body awaited her.

Wanda Faye (Smith) Abele was born on September 20, 1926 near Dederick, Missouri to George and Nannie Smith. She lived in Dederick and also in Green Springs, MO in the old hotel of which she often spoke. Green Springs is long gone, but, her son has owned and operated a cattle operation from there for many years now. Wanda would often show and tell of where she played, pretended and wandered.

She graduated from Walker High School at age 16 and went to Springfield to the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College for two years. Wanda returned home and on April 26, 1946 she was married to Calvin Carl Abele, a local boy who had been working for her daddy before enlisting to serve his country in WWII. Calvin, serving as a paratrooper, had returned from the European front and after a short furlough, he was on his way to the west coast toward the Pacific when word of the surrender came. She often spoke of how he was spared and their life together began.

Wanda and Calvin made their home east of Nevada on his parent’s old place and their three children, Myra, Ted, and Kent were born during that time. In 1960, they moved to a new home on an adjoining farm and she lived there until they moved to Nevada in the late 1990’s. She had lived at Morningside for a year and was currently a resident of Moore-Few Care Center.

Wanda taught school in a rural one-room school, worked a short stint at the El Dorado Springs Shoe Factory, and as the years marched on, served in the Nevada R-5 School District as a long and short term substitute teacher in several of the elementary schools and also worked at Moss House for several years. She loved teaching. Many memories were created and stories are still being told today.

Wanda was first and foremost, a supporting farm wife, mother, and life-long teacher. She was a good cook, a hard worker, a loving mother and grandmother, and a faithful friend. She was the last living charter member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Nevada where she served in many capacities over the years, be it council, Sunday School, helping cook and serve meals, and much more.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin; her parents, George and Nannie Smith; and one brother who died at birth.

Survivors include three children, Myra Doehla and her husband Jim, Pleasant Hill, MO, Ted Abele and his wife Miriam, Belton, MO, and Kent Abele and his wife Kathy, Nevada, MO; nine grandchildren, Joy Hawkins and her husband Andrew, Jamie Heck, Joel Doehla and his wife Sandra, Justin Abele and his wife Molly, Ashley Scarmardo and her husband Craig, Kelsey Abele, Erica Peterson and her husband Cade, Tyler Abele and his wife Sarah, and Cole Abele; one step grandchild, Kim Sims and her husband Terry; 10 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; five nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Nevada with Rev. Chris Deines officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dederick, MO. The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to the Moss House in Nevada or Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Victoria Corpuz Thomas

Victoria Corpuz Thomas, 64, of Nevada passed away March 10, 2019 at St Joseph Medical Center in Kansas, MO following a period of illness. Victoria was born December 23, 1954 in Manila, Philippines, the daughter of Serafin and Magdalena Bocalig Corpuz. She graduated from Cavite National High School and later earned an accounting degree from Prince George’s Community College. Victoria married Charles Douglas Thomas October 28, 1977 in Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines. 

The couple lived at Point Magu, CA and Washington D.C. before settling in Nevada in 2008. Victoria worked for US Bank Home Mortage retiring in February of 2018. Victoria was preceded in death by her father, a brother, Josegundo Corpuz, and a grandson Cassius Jason Banks, and is survived by her husband Charles of the home, daughter, Marie Philebar (Darren Sr.) of Smithdale, MS; son, John Thomas Sr. (April) of Woodbridge, VA; daughter, Lisa Marie Banks (Mark II) of Laurel, MD; son, Gary Vaughn Thomas, of Kansas City, KS; grandchildren; Darren Jr. and Andrew (Philebar); John Nathaniel, Amaya Jaida, and Sanna Ladora (Thomas), Nathan and Alexa ( McMillan); Cira Mirai, Ryleigh Giselle and Mark Generald III (Banks); Emily Thomas; great-grandchildren Layla and Jason Douglas (Philebar); mother, Magdalena Bocalig Corpuz, of Ft. Washington, MD; sisters, Elizabeth Corpuz Queen, of Silver Springs, MD and Florita Corpuz , of Oxon Hill, MD; brother, Bernardo Corpuz (Amelia) of Oxon Hill, MD; numerous extended family and special friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at St Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Peter Savidge officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Ft. Scott National Cemetery in Ft. Scott Kansas. Visitation will be 9:30 until 10:30 on Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home.

Blood Drive Tomorrow in Adrian

From the Bates County Courthouse

Are You Interested In A Career In Nursing?

Are You Interested In A Career In Nursing?
Medicalodge of Butgler is gathering up applicants for our next CNA class! Summer classes are the best time to gain certification before school starts back up.

Only 5 spots available!

Candidates will be interviewed now and classes will begin in April & May.

This is a great opportunity that will open many doors of advancement in the medical field.

Most frequently asked questions:

1. How much does it cost?--- It’s FREE! All expenses for classes, testing, and certification fees are covered by Medicalodges ($850).

2. How old do I have to be?-----Must be at least 18 years of age.

3. What are the hours? Must be able to work Full Time hours from 2:30-10:30 p.m. while getting certified (every other weekend off). We will work with students who are attending high school and college (after certification is completed).

4. How long does it take? Certification takes 3-4 months

5. Where do I complete my studies? All course studies are completed on-line with books supplied by Medicalodges.

6. Where does the testing occur? Each student will complete 100 hours on the job training at Medicalodges, take competency skills with a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and then tested by a State Licensed Examiner at the facility.

7. How much will I make? While completing on the job training an employee will make $11/hr. Once certified, wages go to $12/hr.

What are you waiting for? We are excited to meet you and help you start your career!

Apply in person at 103 E. Nursery St. in Butler

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From the Nevada Police Department

Obituary - Caleen Alberta McCammon

Funeral services for Caleen Alberta McCammon of Adrian, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. 

 Visitation prior to services from 1 - 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Rockville Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Contributions to Crossroads Hospice. Online condolences at

Caleen Alberta McCammon, age 92 of Adrian, Missouri passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at Adrian Manor in Adrian, Missouri. She was born June 28, 1926 to Lewis Edward and Gladys Irene Hicks Schmidt in Phoenix, Arizona.

Caleen is survived by two sons, Robert McCammon and wife Helen of Big Sandy, Tennessee and Richard McCammon and wife Melanie of Blackshear, Georgia; three daughters, Martha Grimsley and husband Alan of Adrian, Missouri, Linda McCammon and companion George of Amoret, Missouri and Evelyn Long of Olathe, Kansas; 15 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles McCammon in 1987; a brother, Henry "Sonny" Schmidt; a great-granddaughter, Cassidy Grimsley; and a son-in-law, Anthony "Doc."

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release March 4-11, 2019

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made seven arrests and took a burglary and a fraud report during the week of March 4-11, 2019.

View the full press release by clicking on the link we have provided for you below:

Fraud Investigation in Osceola

On March 5, a St. Clair County deputy took a fraud report from Glenn Mohr, Richard Reed, and Robert Dines. Mohr stated all three are members of the American Legion Post 618 in Osceola. Mohr stated he received a phone call from the bank stating the American Legion account was overdrawn. Mohr stated he went to the bank and got copies of the checks and bank statements. 

Mohr stated there has been at least $12,000 taken out of the account since August of 2018. Mohr also stated that most of the checks written have a forged signature on them. Mohr advised they require two signatures on all checks.

The deputy spoke with Reed, who stated his name is forged on multiple checks. He stated he did not sign them or give anyone else permission to use his name on the checks.

Mohr stated there have not been any meetings and they have not voted to spend any money. A suspect was named.

Rich Hill Father/Daughter Dance

Runaway Juvenile from the Linn County Kansas found safe!

The Linn County Sheriff's Department with the assistance of La Cygne Police Department is looking for 16year Mercedes L Benedick. 

Subject is 5'07" 175lbs brown hair, brown eyes. Subject was last seen on 3/10/2019 leaving her home in La Cygne KS on foot wearing gray pants, black coat and pink cowboy boots. 

If you have any information please contact the Linn County Sheriff's Department at 913-795-2665.- Canceled-subject found safe.

Appleton City Kindergarten Enrollment

SAVE the DATE The 2019-2020 Kindergarten Enrollment and Screenings will be held on April 2nd.

Please call the Elementary Office at 660-476-2108 to make an appointment. If your child will be 5 before August 1st, now is the time to begin thinking about Kindergarten enrollment requirements. The following items are required for enrollment: immunization records, state issued birth certificate, social security card and proof of residence.

Did you know that your child can receive the immunizations that are needed to attend Kindergarten anytime on or after his/her fourth birthday? You do not need to wait until age five. We encourage you to have your child fully immunized now and bring the immunization record to school on the day of Kindergarten screening. If you have questions regarding required immunizations, please feel free to contact Nikki Piepmeier, School Nurse, at 660-476-2601, option #7.

From Rich Hill Mayor Jason Rich

On February 13th, 2019, the Board of Alderman passed a minimum housing and building standards code, Bill No. 687. Within this ordinance is regulations for portable accessory buildings and fences. 

The large number of dilapidated buildings inside city limits has created the necessity to regulate structures. Buildings built to this code will help ensure longer building life, and thus, reduce the number of dilapidated structures in the future. 

Dilapidated buildings have a pernicious effect on current property values in the city, and it is the city's duty to protect everyone's property to the best of our ability. 

Declining property values inhibit those with a desire to locate here. This creates additional challenges as this council and future councils work toward changing the current declining population of Rich Hill.

Jason Rich

Adrian Area Historical Society Presents:

Escapee from the Pettis County Jail in Sedalia

ESCAPEE from Pettis County! Travis Davis was found to be missing from Pettis Co Jail in Sedalia, MO late Sunday night.

Last seen wearing white shirt & grey pants. Was being held on kidnapping & other charges. Considered armed & dangerous!

Contact Pettis Co SO at 660-827-0052

Butler Police Department Activity Report 3/4-3/10-2019

Animal complaint 200 block of W Clark
Animal complaint 400 block of N fulton
Medical assist 200 block of Country Club
Animal complaint 400 block of S Main
Accident Dollar Store
C and I driver report N Bus 49
Theft report 200 block of E Atkinson
Animal complaint 400 block of S Broadway
Well being check 718 S High
Animal complaint 702 N Delaware
Report of Dog Bite BCMH
Runaway juvenile S Main
Warrant service P/P
Accident Wal-Mart
Stolen license plates report
Well being check
Accident ft Scott and Sunset
Accident N Main
Medical assist 400 S Delaware
Medical assist Butler Senior Center
Accident Wal-Mart
Animal complaint W Chestnut
Keep the peace 718 S High
C and I driver W Ft Scott
Disturbance 606 N High
Accident Nursery and High
Well being check
Animal complaint 200 block of e Nursery
Noise complaint
Walk in theft report
Animal complaint 400 block of W College
Walk in Theft report
Disturbance Casey’s on Orange
Medical assist 800 block of W Dakota

Medical assist Fran Apts

Obituary - Tina Mattingley

Tina Mattingley, 55, Garden City, MO, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs, MO. 

Funeral services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO.

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