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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Scholastic Book Fair at the Butler Library

Join us for our Scholastic Book Fair at the Butler Library! Buy great books for the kids in your life, and help support the library's children's department at the same time!

***Sensory friendly shopping hours available on Tuesday, July 16 from 11:30 - 3:30. Contact Tifany to arrange a shopping time.***

Obituary - Robert W. Martin

Robert W. Martin, age 74, of Archie, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri, 64083. Military Honors will be at 7:00 p.m.

Robert was born on April 17, 1945 in Raymore, Missouri. After graduating high school, Robert served his country in the United States Army. In life, he was blessed with two children, Robert and Ashley Martin. Robert was a member of NHRA and Good Guys Car Club. He loved his hot rods, in fact spent much time and different car shows and owned his own automotive service for fifteen years, R&R Automotive.

Robert is survived by his son, Robert W. Martin; daughter, Ashley Martin; and four grandchildren, Nathan, Dylan, Tommy, and Angel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Disabled American Veterans 14605 E US Hwy 40, Kansas City, Missouri 64136.

July Rainfall Totals

Feast or's pretty evident who needs some rain, and who doesn't, so far this month.

FLASHBACK: This Coke's for you...

THE YEAR WAS 1939 and the location was 216 N. Main street. The product? Coca Cola, bottled right here in Bates County. Over the years, Butler was home to many grocery stores, shoe and clothing stores, JC Penny's, Montgomery Wards, Sears, a lens manufacturing plant and yes, fresh made Coca Cola. - our thanks to Jana Rosier

Blood Drive In Adrian

MTSPA Truck and Tractor Pull in Clinton

Warsaw man killed in Benton County Crash

On 7/6/19 around 7:07pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Benton County along with Benton County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle fatality accident on Route BB and Allen Road in rural Benton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the southbound 2005 Chevrolet truck driven by 61 year old Sonny L. Bradford of Warsaw, Missouri failed to negotiate a left hand curve and ran off the right side of the roadway. After leaving the roadway the vehicle struck a warning sign and trees before coming to rest.

Mr. Bradford sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was airlifted to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri for treatment.

A passenger in the vehicle 44 year old Michael K. Orr of Warsaw was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and he was transported to the Benton County Coroner's Office.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the crash by Tolivers Tow. This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 37th Fatality Crash of 2019.

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The next 3 days weather wise

Today is National Strawberry Sundae Day...which is the perfect excuse to enjoy a frozen treat to keep you cool on a hot summer day! 

Most locations should remain dry today with only a chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms south of I-70. 

Storm chances increase by Monday afternoon over eastern Kansas/western Missouri and spread eastward across the forecast area on Tuesday.

Obituary - Betty Howard

Betty Maxine Howard, 96, of Little Rock, Ark died Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Presbyterian Village Care Center in Little Rock. On March 2, 1923 Betty was born to Roy and Florence Bragg Robertson (Toppy) in a Rosston, OK sod house. When she was a few months old, she moved to Holden, MO with her parents and older siblings, Forst and Lena. They then moved to Harrisonville where she began first grade, continuing through high school.

After graduation, she married John Hambright Jr. (Jay) and moved to San Diego for over a year. On return to Harrisonville, she gave birth to John Hambright III (Little Jay), who died an accidental death at an early age. Two other children of that union are Gary Hambright (Jan) of Scottsdale, AZ and Debbie Jerome (Ken) of Little Rock, AR.

Betty returned to Oklahoma in 1969 to marry Robert Howard, and lived there for 34 years. They then moved to Edmond, OK. After her husband’s death in 2007, she moved to Little Rock, AR.

Her parents, her siblings, her husband, and her first son all predeceased her.

She leaves her children and also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who referred to her affectionately as Grandma Betty.

What a long and full life she lived! She was known for her superb cooking and hospitality while she was living at home. Later, her joy of singing and laughter and reading brightened the days of many people, as well as herself. We are grateful for all of her days, sad at the loss of her loving presence, yet we rejoice in her going Home to be made whole at the feet of Jesus.

A graveside service honoring her life will be held at Orient Cemetary, Harrisonville, MO, July 18, 2019 at 10am, officiated by Rev. Ken Jerome.