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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Bates County Fair Fashion Review Results

Fashion Review results: 
  • Crochet/Knit: Addison Johnston
  • Senior Clothes You Buy -Shaylee Terry
  • Intermediate Clothes You Buy-Kaylee O'Farrell 
  • Intermediate Clothes You Make-1st Hannah Williams, 2nd Olivia Engeman, 3rd Kaylee O'Farrell
  • Junior Clothes You Make-1st Olivia Williams, 2nd Ava Uptegrove, 3rd Isabel Branson, 4th Adelyn Hawkins

Bates County Mizzou Club Picnic & Student Send -Off

Heavy Hearts tonight in Appleton City

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Ellett Memorial Hospital EMT Brian Knight. Your dedicated service to our hospital and this community will never be forgotten. 

You will be dearly missed brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with Super B’s family. 

We love you so much B. Rest In Peace 7110, we’ll take it from here my friend. 

-  Courtesy of Ellett EMS FB Page 

Butler Medicalodge June Employee of the Month - Taylor Brooks

Congratulations to Butler Medicalodge June Employee of the Month - Taylor Brooks. Taylor has been a part of the Medicalodges family since 2016. Taylor is currently a CNA but plans to become a Registered Nurse. 

Taylor is from a small town where she has taken care of livestock, driven a tractor and she can play a mean game of pitch! Her sense of humor is what wins the residents over. 

She loves listening to her fellow coworker sing and play jazz and finds inspiration in listening to that music.Taylor, Medicalodges appreciates all that you do!!

Results of the Beta Sigma Phi Epsilon Omicron's Annual Baby Contest

  • 0-3 month girls Madilyn Swanson daughter of Micah and Robin Swanson of Nevada, MO 0-3 month boys Wailyn Hough son of Katelynn George and Justin Hough of Adrian, MO
  • 4-6 month girls Ashtyn Wehmeyer daughter of Justin and Rashall Wehmeyer of Adrian, MO 4-6 month boys Lane Harris son of Kenette Payne and Josh Harris of Butler, MO
  • 7-12 month girls Hailey Black daughter of Austin and Laura Black of Butler, MO 7-12 month boys Greyson Strauch son of Benjamin and Shelby Strauch of Adrian, MO
  • 13-18 month girls Kensington Powell daughter of Craig and Kayla Powell of Amoret, MO 13-18 month boys Kaison Baysinger son of Tim and Hailey Baysinger of Butler, MO
  • 19-24 month girls Renly Martin daughter of Kyle and Jenay Martin of Butler, MO 19-24 month boys Leo Smith son of Shea and Elizabeth Smith of Adrian, MO
  • 25-36 month girls Isabella Smith daughter of Curt and Courtney Smith of Adrian, MO 25-36 month boys Cason Jeter son of Caleb and Lauren Jeter of Adrian, MO
  • 37-48 month girls Madison Branson daughter of Michael and Lindsy Branson of Panama City, FL

Dr. Haynie, thank you for your service

Dr. William Haynie graduated from University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine in 1962 and has been in practice for 57 years. 

But now it's time to change gears, so to speak. Dr. Haynie will be retiring from practice and by golly, we can agree he's earned more time for himself and family.

There will be a birthday/retirement party this Saturday July 13th at the Happy Hill Church, 901 S. Main St. in Butler.

The reception will be from 2 to 4 pm- stop by, say hi and wish Dr. Haynie a happy 90th birthday and best wishes in retirement. 

NOTE- Dr. Haynie isn't a big Facebook or web user...this is a surprise, so please don't let the cat out of the bag on this!

Barrel races cancelled tomorrow

Due to muddy conditions, barrel racing for Thursday night at the Bates County Fairgrounds have been cancelled. 

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

KC Wolf coming to Appleton City

News from Appleton City

The 15th Annual Appleton City Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, July 13 at the City Park. Check-in is from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the Car Show will be from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a $10 entry fee per vehicle. There will be judging for all classes with the top 70 for cars and trucks, top 3 for motorcycles and top 3 for rat rods. There will also be 6 special pick awards. The first 150 entries will be given dash plaques. D.J. Brandon Wallace will present music on the stage.There will also be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes, goodie bags and a live auction. Food concessions, biscuits & gravy and cobbler & ice cream will be available. Proceeds from the Show will go toward a pair of $1000 scholarships for local high school students. In addition, Zink Motor Co, which is one of the oldest Ford dealerships in the country, is hosting the Kansas City Antique Car Clu8b at the dealership in Appleton City during the car show. 20-25 Model A’s and Model T’s will be on display. There will be an open house and tours of this historic dealership. The admission is free. The location for this show is across the street from the Appleton City Car Show. For car show information, call Bob Roos 660-492-2822, Ted McDaniel 660-492-3779, Ed Hardesty 660-464-0360 or Doug Snodgrass 660-492-2814, or email to T-Shirts are available for sale at Powel’s Tru Value Hardware.

Second Saturdays in Appleton City is a day of shopping and supporting local artists, crafters and businesses on the second Saturday of the month. Booths will be set up along the south side of Main Street July 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Here are some of vendors to check out: Rustic Honey, Color Street, Pure Romance, Liz Cole, Jinas Junque, Salsa Honey, Shelly Bales Art, Savannah Mount Art, Rayne and Hale Creations, Grey and Kae Boutique, Rhonda Designs, Farm Fresh Veggies, Noble Manufacturing Designs, M Smith Services, Square Peggy's, Vitrium Jewelry, The Citrine Witch, Paparazzi Jewelry, Blush BTQ, 31, Maws Kettle Korn, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Old Mill Designs, Cork and Keg, Petals West, Scott's Buffalo, Doyles Cantina, 3 Wishes, Kreisler’s, AC Library and, AC Sesquicentennial.

The monthly Men's Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God (Holiness) will be 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. All the men of the community are invited to join for a time of great food and fellowship. Tom Pelkey will be doing a short devotional.

The 7th Annual Community Band Concert is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at Forrest Park, AC, MO. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy. The Band Director will be Katie Klinksick. Band members are rom AC, Montrose, Butler and Rich Hill. They would like to thank AC School for the use of their equipment and Doug Snodgrass for moving it.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, July 14 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up. A free will donation will be greatly appreciated

Children 7-12 years old are invited to attend the Moore Rural School Day, Wednesday, July 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Appleton City Museum Complex. It will be a brief school schedule of what happened in one room rural schools until in the 1950's. This year, the discussion will be about AC Sesquicentennial History. Recess is always an important time when games of the past are played. It starts at the flag pole and will end at 11:30, unless children want to bring their sack lunch and eat outside, with pick up at 12:00. Registration is required (include the age of the child) by contacting Linda 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 660-476-5857 or

West Central In-home Services will offer a Nail Clinic July 24, 2019 at two locations: North Beech Apartments, 515 N Beech Street, Appleton City, MO from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and Appleton City Estates, 300 S Beech Street, Appleton City, MO from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 and the public is invited. Services include: foot soak, nail trim (done by a nurse if diabetic), lotion and massage, foot inspections (by a nurse) for diabetics and free blood glucose checks! The event is brought to you by West Central Missouri Community Action Agency In-Home Health Services and Kreisler Country Pharmacy.

Community Blood Center (CBC) blood drive will be Thursday July 25 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Outpatient Department at Ellett Memorial Hospital. Ellett Memorial is a proud supporter of CBC blood drives as they know that there are so many people on a daily basis that are in need of blood. Even 16 year olds can donate. They have parental permission forms that can be completed before you come in to donate. Persons 17 and older do not need permission forms. Go online at and enter code EG2B to schedule a time, call Julie Grubb at 660-476-5242, or just come in that day. Scheduling on line or calling ahead is the best way to plan your donation time. If you have any questions feel free to contact Julie Grubb at 660-476-5242.


July 13 Men’s Fellowship Breakfast 7:00 a.m. at the Church of God (Holiness)

July 13 The 15th Annual Appleton City Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show at the City Park

July 13 Second Saturday event on Main Street 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

July 14 Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 at the Knights Hall in Montrose

July 14 7th Annual Community Band Concert 7:00 p.m. at Forrest Park, AC, MO

July 17 Moore Rural School Day 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Appleton City Museum

July 24 Nail Clinic: Beech Street Apts. 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and Appleton City Estates 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

July 25 Blood Drive 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Outpatient Department of Ellett Memorial Hospital

The Ellett Memorial & AC Rural Health Clinic are sponsoring the “Fit and Fun Community Block Party” from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The day begins with 5K Run/Walk/Bike registration at 7:00 a.m. The 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. There will be multiple vendors, various free health screenings, information booths, drawings, prizes, demonstrations and special priced lab services inside. The Auxiliary bake sale is from 8:00 a.m. to noon. FFA will sponsor an exotic animal petting zoo and inflatable Mega Slide. Free walking tacos are available from 10:00 -noon, Life Flight will land at noon, weather permitting. This year’s special guest will be KC Wolf.

The Back to School Fair for Appleton City and Hudson Schools is coming up. Last year they were able to provide 74 children with school supplies and a backpack. Without donations from our community, this fair would not be possible. Thank you to everyone that donated last year. West Central has started collecting donations for this year’s fair from now until July 29. Please send donations to WCMCAA, Attn. BTSF, 106 W 4th St., Appleton City, MO 64724. All children must be pre-registered in order to receive school supplies and a backpack at the fair. The pre-registration forms are available in the lobby at the West Central office. For any questions, please contact Joy Cooper at 660-476-21852 or

Appleton City is asking business owners on Main Street to please adopt a flower barrel and keep it watered. Everyone would appreciate that!

The SQC 2020 Now & Then Calendar, T-shirts & 1995 QQC Pictorial Book will be for sale. Pre-orders maybe picked up at the 2nd Saturday Event on AC Main Street.

Quasquacentennial 1995 Pictorial Books may be purchased at both of the AC Banks and the Museum. Make checks for $25 to AC Park-SQC. This is the first time this book has been printed. If you haven't purchased one in the last 2 weeks you do not have this book. A new SQC-Sesquicentennial Historical Calendar will be offered for sale for $10 as well. The calendar is packed with historical facts and 144 pictures.

The AC Cemetery Association is raffling (2) half beefs with processing. Proceeds go to support and maintain the AC Cemetery. Winners will be announced at the Applefest in September. Tickets are available for purchase at St. Clair Co. State Bank, Powell’s Tru Value and Noble Machine and Manufacturing for $10 each.

SQC - The acronym will appear many times over the course of the next year in articles. SQC is short for Sesquicentennial, which will be the 150thyear celebration June 10-14, 2020 in Appleton City. Preparation has already begun. It will take the entire community to make it happen like in the past town celebrations. The core committee hopes everyone will become involved, which includes the simplest things, like being in the audiences, attending the events and wearing period dress or tee shirts that have Appleton City on them. But, there is so much work, that volunteers are needed to come forward. They have asked people whose talent may berecognized from past service but there are so many others that have talents we do not know about. Please let the committee know your abilities. 57 areas have been identified that need committee members. They will entertain suggestions, but they need to know ideas now to see if will work into the schedule. They know some people are last minute to everything, but that really doesn't make it easy for those trying to get everything in place. This SQC is a celebration of what has happen in the past to the Appleton City area, so think historical for this celebration...generic activities can take place any year. Step forward with what you'd like to be involved doing during the event. Contact maybe made by us mail to Linda Lampkin, 1704 NE County Road 14963, Montrose, MO 64770, 9-9pm 660-476-5857,

More weeds are invading pastures and reducing available acres for cattle to graze. This can lead to reduced pasture utilization and reduced profit potential of the cattle operation. Reducing weeds in pastures increases grazable acres for cattle which should improve pasture utilization and profit potential for the cattle operation. Also, profit potential can be improved by better cattle grazing management and incorporation of forages to extend pasture grazing through the fall and winter. University of Missouri Extension will be providing a pasture and forage management workshop in Nevada, Mo. on August 2. The workshop will be held at the Centennial Building at the Vernon County Youth Fairgrounds at 1488 East Ashland St., Nevada, Mo. 64772 at 2:00 p.m. MU Extension speakers and topics covered are as follows: Pat Miller, MU Extension Regional Agronomy Field Specialist, will be discussing pasture weed control and improvement; ​Patrick Davis, MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist, discussing forage alternatives to extend the cattle grazing season. The cost of the workshop is $10 per person. Registration, along with payment for the workshop, needs to be done by August 1 and in to the Vernon County MU Extension Center (100 W. Cherry St., Vernon County Courthouse, Nevada, MO 64772). For questions or more information, contact the Vernon County MU Extension Center at 417-448-2560 or Patrick Davis by email at Contact them immediately if you need accommodations because of a disability, need to relay emergency medical information or need special arrangements if the building is evacuated. You may also find more information on how to improve your grasslands at

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for July, 2019. Call 660-476-2111, ext. 5257 for appointments: July 10 - Upper GI, Colonoscopy– Dr. Vardakis, July 11 - Urology – Dr. Boullier, July 15 - Rheumatology–Dr. Latinis, July 17 –Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, July 23 - Ortho – Dr. Gray.

The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 2000 by a local couple to benefit and carry out the purposes of Ellett Memorial Hospital. The Foundation has played a major role in the Hospital’s recent renovation/expansion project. The Foundation is a 501c3 organization and plays an important role in ensuring the future of the Hospital by providing an avenue for individuals, groups and corporations to lend their financial support through tax-deductible contributions. The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend an invitation to the community to assist with this project. They would like to welcome all current and past members of the community and service area to make a donation to the Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation. Donations can be restricted or non-restricted for use as the donor identifies. Recognition will be given for all contributions. For further information, contact Julee Snyder, Ellett Memorial Hospital, 660-476-211.

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Antique shelving. If interested please contact the Bates County Clerk’s office at 660 679 3371.

It's the big 9-0!

Help Doris Underwood celebrate her 90th birthday

Where: Adrian Manor, Adrian, MO 
When: Sunday, August 4, 2019 
Time: 1pm to 4pm 
Doris is known as Grandma Doris to many in the Adrian community due to babysitting for many years. She has touched and been touched by many hearts! We will be serving cake and punch. 

The best gift would be your presence and a birthday card. -submitted

A nice gesture

The storm that rolled through earlier today sent the American flag to the ground at the Butler Senior Center, and Gary Bollweg of Bollweg Electric came to the rescue. A broken rope was the cause of the issue and had to be replaced along with the flag. Bollweg made quick work of correcting the situation and his efforts are greatly appreciated.

Public Service Announcement From Heather Diehl Farmers Insurance

Well folks, that storm front that came through had some hellacious winds! It took the reader board right off my sign posts! I literally chased the boards down the street trying to catch them before they hit a vehicle! 

The letters are probably blocks away by now haha! Thank you to the kind boy that came running to help me out in the road, the cars that stopped with caution, Mr. Bill Beck for taking one side that I was trying to manhandle in the wind and rain and Mr Jason Wix for bringing back some letters he collected at the gas station! I appreciate you all!

So, there will be a small delay with our sign "messages/quotes" while we get a replacement put up! But, they will be back hopefully soon- they lift us up just as much as they do you!

Heather Seider Diehl
Beth Leister

Multiple Power Outages Reported In Harrisonville and Cass County

HAPPENING NOW: Multiple power outages have been reported throughout #Harrisonville and #CassCounty, as thunderstorms move into our area.

These storms have knocked out the S-2 circuit, which provides power to the southwestern portion of town.

The City Electric Department is aware of the outages and will be working to restore power throughout the area. Please give them room to operate.We appreciate your patience during this time.

UPDATE: The thunderstorms that recently moved through #Harrisonville have taken down a 3-phase power pole on the southwest side of town.

This will affect both residential and commercial customers who received power from that pole.

Our Electric Dept. crews are actively working to restore power in the area but replacing the pole will take some time. Again, we appreciate your patience during this time.

Thunderstorms inbound...

A few months ago, a TV weather man casually mentioned that western Missouri and eastern Kansas was going to get more rain than normal through the end of July.

That prediction is turning out to be true, and today is shaping up to prove it. A line of heavy thunderstorms will be here at any moment, followed by at least another round or two later on.
You can view live radar HERE.

All smiles: Vernon County Fair Royalty

Congratulations to Vernon County Fair Royalty Queen Kate Burch and Princess Rylee Wydick -courtesy Vernon County Fair

Jubilee Grand Marshal announced

The Amsterdam Jubilee is proud to announce the 2019 Grand Marshal of the 43rd Annual Amsterdam Jubilee, Linda Leister Case.

Sometimes in this world it takes a singular person to organize and make sure things get done. Often these people are lost in the shadows of others and seldom want to be in any kind of a spotlight. We firmly believe that this person deserves to have a day in the spotlight. 

She has been married to the love of her life for 56 years, the mother of 3 children, blessed with 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

She is a member of the Amsterdam Methodist Church, where she has taught Sunday and Bible School. She has presided as Lay Minster in the Methodist Church. 

She has coached Miami Softball and was an Amsterdam 4 H leader for many years.

Most recently, she is the organizer of the Amsterdam Missouri Friendship Club. This club is more than a club. They are the centerpiece to most everything that happens in Amsterdam. If there is a fundraiser, funeral meal or something for the kids, The Friendship Club is there. It takes a lot to keep this going. That job is not easy and this person is the best at doing just that.

She is not one to be in the spotlight, but this year we have thought it was time to do just that.

"We are the Champions"...

2019 Co-ed Rich Hill Sand Volleyball Night Tournament Champions- Bryant Courter, Clayton Cumpton, Kylann Tourtillott and Katie Tourtillott. -courtesy Rich Hill 4th of July committee

Get your motor runnin...

Beta Sigma Phi Epsilon Omicron's Annual Baby Contest

2019 Bates County Fair Parade Photos

The Bates County Fair Parade was held last night around the historic Butler square! Despite the hot weather the parade was represented well and everyone had a good time. 

The Bates County Fair continues tonight on the east side of the fair building with the Beta Sigma Phi Epsilon Omicron's Annual Baby Contest with registration starting at 5:00pm and the contest at 6:30pm there will be a $5 entry fee to.

To view the events of the fair you can use the link that we have provided for you below:

View some photos from the parade below:

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Butler Fire Department Color Guard 

Max Motors 

Burch & Liles Insurance Solutions, LLC

Peru Star 4-H Club
Farmers Insurance -Agent Heather Diehl

Bates County Collector/Treasurer Jim Platt

Douty's Auto Service & Tow

Skilyn Roberts Bates County Fair Princess Candidate 

Butler Fire Department Tanker Number 1

Bates County Fair Queen Candidate Lanie Kauffman

Ballard 4-H Club

See more photos here

Obituary - Lois L. Cornelius

Lois Cornelius, 86, passed July 9, 2019. Visitation 10AM, service ted at 11AM, Friday, July 12 at Archie United Methodist Church located at 204 W. Chestnut Street.

Burial will be in the Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, MO.

Funeral arrangements in care of Park Lawn 816-523-1234