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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bates County Extension Council 1st Annual Trivia Night




Missing Juvenile from Clinton

!!!Missing Juvenile!!!!

Dalton Stoneking has been missing since 03/19/2019. Dalton left his residence at approximately 2130 hours and has not been seen since.

Any information regarding his whereabouts please contact The Clinton Police Department during normal business hours at (660) 885-2679 and after hours at (660) 885-5561.

Obituary - William "Bill" C. Phelps

William C. (Cunningham) Phelps, the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, passed away in Houston, Texas, March 19, 2019 following a short illness. Phelps was elected Lieutenant Governor of Missouri in 1972, serving under Governors Christopher S. (Kit) Bond and Joseph (Joe) Teasdale, 1973-1981.

In 1972, following six terms in the Missouri House of Representatives representing the Country Club Plaza District of Kansas City, Phelps became the first Republican in 44 years to be elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor in Missouri. Few officeholders have a vision for an office that permanently changes the expectation of the office. Until Phelps’ tenure, the office had been considered to be part-time with the occupant frequently continuing to practice law. Campaigning as "Full Time Phelps" he set a new standard for service by giving up his law practice for the next 8 years.

Lieutenant Governor Phelps established the Ombudsman Program, the Missouri Volunteer Office and a college internship program. Under his personal guidance college students gained real “hands on” government experience, learned the noble calling and sacred trust of public service while minimizing the cost of these new initiatives to taxpayers. This internship program included college students who went on to have successful careers in the public and private sector.

Bill Phelps, born in Nevada, MO on April 5, 1934 to Dr. Dean and Irene Myers Phelps, attended the Nevada schools where he played football and basketball and was Valedictorian of his class. He received a degree in economics in 1956 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, was selected to be a member of Mystical Seven, based on good deeds, selfless leadership and service to the campus and a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He completed his active duty service with the US Army after being commissioned by the ROTC as a second lieutenant on graduation day in 1956. Phelps graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1959. He joined the law firm of Morrison, Hecker, Cozad and Curtis where he met Joanne Ronchetto, who became his wife in 1972.

After leaving politics in 1981, he joined American General Corporation in Houston, Texas, retiring in 1996. Bill and Joanne split their time between their homes in Houston and Kansas City. Bill was a member of the Kansas City Country Club, the Rotary Club of Kansas City and past President of the National Federation of Pachyderms. He was also active in the Fair Tax movement, advocating replacing the Federal income tax with a national sales tax. In his lifetime, he earned the nickname of "Smiley" along with "Full Time". His personality and perseverance were his trademarks.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joanne. Others include Myers cousins, Phelps cousins and the Ronchetto family. Bill also leaves behind many friends across our country. The family expresses sincere appreciation to the Lopez family for their love and care during his illness.

Funeral services will be held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W. 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64105 at 10:30am on Monday, March 25, 2019 with a reception to follow. A Memorial service will also be held at the Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S Washington, Nevada, MO at 3:30pm with interment to follow at the Newton Burial Park in Nevada.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lt. Governor William C. and Joanne Phelps Foundation, which provides scholarships for graduates of Nevada High School: Nevada R5 Foundation, C/O 800 W Hickory, Nevada MO 64772 or to Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Harrisonville Police Department Officer of the year

Tonight was a special night for the Harrisonville Police Department. Tonight, we recognized Corporal Mike Davis as our 2018 Officer of the Year.

Corporal Davis has been with the department since April of 2007.

During his time with the department he has been an essential part of the department’s success. Corporal Davis received this award for his work over the past year with youth in our community. Congratulations Corporal Mike Davis.



Public Service Message From the Pantry Thrift Store in Butler

I wanted to update you on the donation drop off building access. We have always loved offering the convenience of being able to drop off donations at your convenience while putting them in out of the weather.

Unfortunately, someone has been entering our building every night in the dark and stealing items as well as ripping open bags and scattering clothing everywhere.

So while we work in upgrading our security system we are going to have to lock the building at night. I will try to leave it unlocked until dark and then come back and lock it up. It will be unlocked at 9:30 the next morning. I will come out and unlock it on Sunday mornings also.


I am so grateful to every one that donates to us, to the people that shop with us every day, to the volunteers that give of their valuable time, to the staff that work so tirelessly and to every one that takes a minute to say thank you to one of us or to say something nice about the store!!🙂

I am soooooo very annoyed that someone feels that they can steal from our charity in this manner!😠😠


Job Opening In Butler

Quality Home Care is seeking Personal Care Aides for full-time, part-time, and PRN (as needed) positions. We are looking for dependable, reliable, positive individuals who take pride in caring for others, to join our team at QHC.


If you are an individual looking for a job with flexible hours and schedules and you are a dedicated team member please contact out office. This would be perfect for someone with children or someone that is retired and wanting to give back to the community.


Our goal is to keep elderly handicapped and disabled participants in their homes and assist them with everyday living activities. 

Requirements include: Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, clean background check, be able to come to Butler office for 8-hour training.

Pay will be discussed during an interview. Please do not respond on this flyer. 

Call 660-679-6733 for further questions