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Thursday, August 1, 2019

From Farmers Insurance Heather Diehl

So I attended a "New Growth" meeting a couple days ago that was held in Butler. There was a great panel of people from USDA, SBA, etc that shared information on resources that are available to new businesses, municipalities, entrepreneurs, etc!
There IS support out there... you just have to have a few things:
1- The motivation, passion and drive to get started
2- A vision or idea to work with
3- A plan to pursue
One of the activities we were asked to do at this meeting was to fill out a sheet with our ideas.... I want to hear what all of you would respond with here! Please comment your ideas!
Our town could use _________.

Vernon County Sheriff's Office Scam Alert


The Vernon County Sheriff's Office has received multiple reports of citizens receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be Detectives or Deputies with the Vernon County Sheriff's Office and telling people that they have a warrant for their arrest. The caller is advising the public that if they give personal information or money to pay for the warrant over the phone, then they will not be arrested.

The Sheriff's Office does not handle warrants over the phone. If you receive a call like this, please do not give any money or personal information over the phone, hang up and dial the non-emergency number at 417-667-6042 to report it to the Sheriff's Office.

Help Stuff The Bus

Come to Butler Walmart and help spark some kindness by donating to “Help Stuff The Bus”. All proceeds collected will stay local and given to the schools. 

Thank you for all your contributions to “Help Stuff The Bus”. - Courtesy of Butler Walmart

15th Annual Sam Goss Memorial Golf Tournament

Obituary - Robert V. Faith

Robert V. Faith, 90, of Tulsa Oklahoma, husband of over 60 years to Greta Kay (Jones) Faith passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bob was born December 9, 1928 on a farm in Montevallo, Missouri to James W. and Ruth Faith. Bob was one of three children with a brother, James A. "Bus" Faith of Nevada, Missouri and a sister, the late Maxine Oslin of Nevada, Missouri.

Bob graduated from El Dorado Springs High School, El Dorado, Missouri, and was the first member of his family to attend college. He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla (now MS&T). After his military service at White Sands Proving Grounds, NM, Bob joined Cities Service Company and had a successful career of over 40 years in engineering and management with Cities Service Company, Citgo and related entities until his retirement. He started with Cities Service in Bartlesville and El Dorado, Kansas before moving to Tulsa in 1965. He will be remembered as a kind man and thoughtful leader but he always put his family before his career.

Bob’s passions were his family, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was also a 32nd degree Mason, and belonged to the Scottish Rite of Tulsa for many years. After retiring from Citgo, Bob started a second career as a cattle rancher. Bob would drive back and forth daily until just a few short years ago to walk fences, feed his cattle and spend time at the ranch. He is remembered as one of the best businessman ranchers in the area. He also took immense pride and joy in his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his family; wife, Greta Faith; children, Nancy (Matt) Doutey, Vicki Faith and Bob (Muffie) Faith; his seven grandchildren, Amanda Doutey Colby, Patricia Doutey Guinn (Sean), Eric (Ashley) Doutey, Maria Doutey, Bobby Faith, Stuart Faith and Beau Faith; his brother James W "Bus" Faith; 4 nieces and nephews, Janet Guthrie, Jim Faith, Jimmy Oslin and Jason Oslin and 7 great grandchildren Benedict, Rosemary, Gabriel, and Eleanor Colby, Logan and Wyatt Guinn, and Oliver Doutey. He is preceded in death by his beloved sister, Maxine Oslin, and his grandson in law, Kraston Colby.

The family is having a Celebration of Life in Tulsa at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, 4-6 PM, Saturday, August 3. Bob will be laid to rest in a graveside service Sunday at 1pm at Olive Branch Cemetery, Vernon County, Missouri. Memorial contribution may be made to Hospice of Green Country, 1120 S Boston #200, Tulsa, OK 74119. Moore’s Southlawn 918-663-2233 share memories at Local arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Obituary - Gini-Lee Rose Whitcraft

Gini-Lee Rose Whitcraft, 4-month-old daughter of Jodie and Maria “Mia” Whitcraft, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.
Service times and a complete obituary will be posted when information is available.

City of Archie City Wide Clean-Up

The City of Archie has scheduled a City Wide Clean-Up Day for August 10, 2019. Several large bins will be located at the South end of Main Street from 9 AM to 1 PM. 

Here's a list of items that will accepted:Couches
Box spring
Love seats
General household clean up items

Public Auction in El Dorado Springs

Bates County Local Emergency Planning Committee

On August 1, 2019, the Bates County LEPC received a check for $1,500.00 from Enbridge, Inc. through their Safe Community Program. Since launch in 2002,  Enbridge, Inc. has presented over $10.6 million to help equip and train 1st responders in areas that have Enbridge, Inc. facilities.

The grant will be utilized by the LEPC to train responders in Bates County to the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations level.

We appreciate the commitment by Enbridge, Inc. to the safety and knowledge of area 1st. responders and welcome them as a partner.

Shown receiving the check are, L. to R.

Larry Hacker, Southern Commissioner
Scott Swiech, Area Supervisor, Enbridge
Dennis Jacobs, Bates Co. EMA Director
Colby Knox, Maintenance Tech., Enbridge
Jim Roberts, Chairman, Bates Co. LEPC
Matt Scott, Maintenance Tech., Enbridge
Jim Wheatley, Presiding Commissioner
Jim Henry, HazMat Coordinator, Bates Co. LEPC  

Butler Police Department warn of phone scam!

The Police Department has been made aware that our 660-679-6131 phone number has been copied by scammers. 
If you receive a call from our 6131 phone number in regards to your vehicle being found in Texas and/or social security. IT IS A SCAM AND IT IS NOT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
We have been made aware of 4 scam calls, one came from 660-679-6131, the other 3 came from different numbers. Please make your elderly friends and family aware of this issue, DO NOT give out personal information over the phone!
We try to make everyone aware with these scams, but we need help with word of mouth as well. Please pass this along.

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From the Henry County Sheriff's Office

WANTED PERSON -- The Henry County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a white / male subject, in his late teens / early 20's, for questioning in connection with a stealing investigation, as well as possession of controlled substances.

Subject was last seen this morning (on foot) in the 100 block of SE Hwy Z, wearing a blue shirt and jeans.

If you observe a subject matching this description in the area, do not approach and please contact Henry County Central Communications @ (660) 885-5587 to report his current location.

**UPDATED INFORMATION** 08/01/2019 @ 12:25 am. Subject detained in St. Clair County who matched description of wanted person, upon further investigation, was determined not to be the person wanted earlier in connection with stealing and controlled substances investigation......SUBJECT STILL @ LARGE.

Butler First Christian Church VBS

Henry County Sheriff's Office launches new website

The Henry County Sheriff's Office Website is up and running for both the Sheriff's Office and the Detention Center. Please be patient with us as we get things added and updated in the next few weeks.

The site address remains the same You may need to refresh your browser to get the new site to load. Take it for a spin and let us know what you think!

We are looking forward to the "Most Wanted" page being back up and running very soon.

Tax Free Shopping Weekend in Missouri

Don't forget--the MO Sales Tax Holiday is Friday Aug 2- Sunday Aug 4: Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only.

Flooding Concerns to Continue Thru Saturday Morning

Moderate to locally heavy rains are expected across far western Missouri and eastern Kansas through early Saturday. 

Repeated rounds of storms and heavy rain will lead to an increased flash flood threat across these areas. 

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 7 AM Saturday morning.

MoDOT Now Offering Apprenticeship Program

JEFFERSON CITY - Individuals looking for a career in maintenance with the Missouri Department of Transportation can now take advantage of an apprenticeship program that provides maintenance employees with on-the-job training combined with related classroom instruction, all while earning a paycheck. The program is also available to current MoDOT employees.

The U.S. Department of Labor-Missouri Office of Apprenticeship recently recognized MoDOT’s existing employee training programs as meeting the requirements for the federal apprenticeship program.

“The good news for all employees, both current and new hires, is that they will earn a Completion of Registered Apprenticeship certificate provided by the U.S. Department of Labor once they finish the program,” said Natalie Roark, MoDOT’s state maintenance director. “These certificates are nationally recognized credentials that validate proficiency in an apprenticeship occupation.”

In the future, Roark said, MoDOT maintenance employees may have the potential to earn college credit for training provided to them on the job. MoDOT has begun to explore partnerships with community colleges throughout the state to structure a program to provide college credit based on its existing training curriculum. In addition, veterans who qualify for GI Bill benefits and are enrolled in the apprenticeship program may receive a monthly stipend in addition to their MoDOT wages. The stipend is paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

“This new program provides an additional recruitment and retention tool for us,” said Brandon Anderson, MoDOT senior employee development specialist. “We’re pleased to be able to offer it to both potential and current employees.”

New employees can sign up for the apprenticeship program upon completion of a six-month probationary period. The program is available for those with both veteran and non-veteran status.