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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Butler Medicalodge Employee of the month

Congratulations to Shaunee Jestis who was chosen Butler Medicalodge Employee of the Month. 

Shaunee is a CNA and has been with the Medicalodges family for a year. Shaunee chose to work at Medicalodges because she loves helping others. 

She says the best thing at Medicalodges Butler is the nursing staff. She loves to make people laugh.

When she's not working, Shaunee loves kayaking, swimming and makes sure she drinks plenty of water.
A word of advice to her fellow coworkers -

 "Get your showers done before mealtimes and don't stop moving!"Thanks for all you do Shaunee! You are truly appreciated!

Drexel R-IV School set to go!

On Thursday, August 15,2019 Drexel R-IV will begin the 2019-20 school year. 

As we all are aware, this includes young drivers on the road, along with buses and children walking and biking to and from school. 

Please look for children as we begin another school year for the Bobcats.

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

Clinton Police Department Follow Up!

FOLLOW UP TO AUGUSTA STREET BURGLARY.... We have identified a suspect. 

If you happen to know the location of Dustin "Cheeseburger" Newell call the Clinton Police Department.

Job Opening for the city of Harrisonville

JOB POSTING: The City of #Harrisonville is seeking an experienced accounting professional to perform the duties of Accounting Specialist. 

The position will maintain the City’s financial accounting system, bank balances, investments and other accounting functions, under the direction of the Director of Finance.

Applications, with resume, are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 6, 2019.

For more information and to apply online, visit >>

Lip Sync Competition at the AC Apple Festival

Obituary - William C. Ketner

William C. Ketner, age 86, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Lincoln Community Care Center in Lincoln, Missouri. He was born on April 15, 1933 in Harrisonville, Missouri the son of Loyd and Thelma (Mason) Ketner and was baptized in the creek at South Fork Baptist Church.

On January 1, 1953 he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Rush in Archie, Missouri. Soon after Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served as a flight mechanic on an Amphibian Aircraft for Sea and Air Rescue. He was honorably discharged in 1957.

After service he was employed at Kuhlman Die Casting, Greenlease Cadillac and O’Connor Cadillac. He purchased Scotch Wash in 1968 and his self employment began. Bill and Mary Lou have lived at Truman Lake and the Ozarks for forty-one years, moving permanently to the area in 1990. This is where Bill really began enjoying his horses. His training and competing in cutting competitions was the real joy of his life.

Bill is survived by his wife Mary Lou Ketner, of the home, a daughter Kathy Ketner, of Warsaw, a son Ron Ketner, and his wife JoLinda, of Bonner Springs, Kansas, two grandchildren; Michael Ketner and Courtney Ketner, a sister Eunice Napton, of Drexel, Missouri, several loving and caring nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Ketner and a brother-in-law Clyde Napton.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri. Lunch will follow the service at the Archie Baptist Church in Archie, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Benton County Cancer Fund or the Archie Baptist Church. A special thanks to Benton County Hospice and Bothwell Hospital for all the exceptional care given to Bill and his family.

Potato Bar in Harrisonville

Did someone say baked potato bar? Yes please! See you this Friday!

Bagby to recieve FFA Degree

Congratulations to Adrian FFA Member Trenton Bagby for being selected to receive his American FFA Degree this November at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

In other news, Keaton Cook will be serving as Sentinel for the 2019-2020 school year. His SAE project is working for the school during the summer. Keaton’s favorite FFA memory is trap shooting. Keaton’s goal for the chapter this year is he wants to see everyone do their best on contest teams. He also wants to see more attendance in all FFA activities, not just big meetings. Keaton is looking forward to serving as this year’s chapter sentinel.

Article by Reporter Kameran Collier

Street Closure in Nevada on Thursday

I-49 Outer Road (Industrial Parkway) CLOSED east of I-49 at Exit 103 between Highland Avenue and Murphy Hill Road in #Nevada from 12:01 a.m.-6 a.m., Thursday, August 15 so MoDOT crews can perform repair work on Industrial Parkway to smooth driving surface.

Traffic Impacts:
• Both lanes of Industrial Parkway will be CLOSED north of Highland Avenue where crews are set up working
• Drivers will not be able to travel through the work zone, but will be able to access Industrial Parkway south of Highland Avenue
• Drivers are urged to find alternate routes
• No signed detours are planned, but signs and message boards will alert drivers to closing

Amsterdam Cafe making a return!

Amsterdam Cafe is coming back! Open Monday-Wed 7am-2pm, Thur- Fri 7am- 8pm.. Closed Sat & Sun. Menu will be very close to what Southside was for over 21yrs. 

Good home cooking, most everything will be scratch made. Featuring Randy's breakfast pie, which was featured in USA paper. 

Fried chicken will be on Thursday. We've had people request meatloaf, Which will be wed lunch special. 

We are even going to have ice cream for shakes and sundaes. I'm very excited and looking forward to back at the grill.

Looking to open the later part of September on main street in Amsterdam! 

Obituary - Jacqueline Edrington

Mass of Christian Burial for Jacqueline Edrington will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 19 at the St. Bellarmine Parrish in Blue Springs, Missouri. 

 Visitation will be prior to services from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to American Heart Association. 

Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. Online condolences,

Jacqueline "Jacky" Edrington, age 95 of Merritt Island, Florida entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was born February 5, 1924 to Louis Raffiania and Solonge Bigand near Amiens, France.

Jacqueline is survived by her son, Patrick Edrington and wife Della of Culpepper, Virginia; two daughters, Marcia Hynes and husband Dick of Cocoa Village, Florida and Rozanne Edrington of Merritt Island, Forida; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren.

Attention 4-H'ers...

Breeding trio of mini lops for sale- A current 4-H member has had a lot of luck on the state level with kits from these rabbits. They are willing to sell cheap to a 4-H kid. The rabbits are molting right now, so the pictures aren't great. Need to re-home them fast! 

If you are interested, please call the Bates County University Extension office at 660.679.4167 for more information.

Obituary - Logan Ruckman

Logan Ruckman, 25, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, Friday, August 9, 2019.

Services are pending under the care of Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Service times and a complete obituary will be published here as soon as that information become available

Local family recognized

Congratulations to Matt and Dana McIntire of Butler, recipients of the Missouri Farm Bureau Farm Family award presented by the Missouri State Fair association.

-courtesy University of Missouri Extension

Scammers are working to be more clever

The Department of Social Services (DSS) wants to alert providers to a genetic testing scheme that is currently happening in many states, including Missouri. On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an alert regarding scammers offering individuals cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare or Medicaid information for identify theft or fraudulent billing purposes. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries through door-to-door visits, booths at public events, health fairs, and telemarketing calls.

DSS has received reports that genetic testing marketers have been contacting Missouri residents throughout the state. They might put on some type of game like bingo with prizes or food to get residents to come to them. Sometimes announcements are made to all senior housing residents over a building intercom system. They typically try to determine if the individual has Medicare or Medicaid coverage. They may be dressed in scrubs or white coats to give the appearance they are a health care professional. In some cases, they may indicate they represent a medical research facility.

They typically have a short questionnaire and ask whether any of the individual’s relatives have had cancer or other diseases. They indicate a genetic test can be conducted to determine if the individuals already has a disease, or if they are susceptible to acquiring the condition. In some cases, they indicate the test will tell whether the combination of prescription and over the counter medications the individual is taking are having an undesired interactions or adverse effects on their metabolism.

If the individual agrees to be tested, the representative obtains their Medicare or Medicaid numbers and uses a swab to take a saliva sample from inside their mouth. The individual might be asked to sign the questionnaire. They are typically told the test results will be sent to them in several weeks, usually somewhere between four and eight weeks. The individuals might not receive the results of a lab test later.

MO HealthNet participants who have been solicited by a genetic testing marketer to provide a saliva sample using a cheek swab, or have already provided one, please report it to the Missouri Medicaid Audit & Compliance (MMAC) by email at or by phone to the MMAC Fraud Hotline at (573) 751-3285.

Ticks: a silent, sickening threat

It seems that some time ago, a tick found on your body was more of a creepy annoyance. Now, the same bite can make you quite ill and cause a lifetime of assorted problems.

The most prevalent dangers of a tick bite are Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease, to name a few.

The Centers for Disease Control have created an excellent outline of how you can better safeguard yourself and your family. Read more about what you can do here

Hudson Highlights...

Back to School night will be Tues., Aug. 20. You can stop in any time between 5:30-7.:00 p.m. Students may bring their school supplies in and leave them in their rooms. Handbooks and other important packets will be available that night. Bus routes & times will be known. A snack will be provided by the PTO.

The first day of school is Thurs. Aug. 22. Bus & car riders can be dropped off at 7:45. School begins at 7:55 & dismisses at 3:25. Packets can be brought back the first day of school. Student's immunizations must be up to date. A lunch menu will be available at Back to School night. If you have any questions, please call 660-476-5467.

Information from Appleton City For Junior High Fall Sports: JH Football will begin practice on Monday August 19th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. JH Volleyball will begin on Tuesday Aug. 20th from 4:15 - 6:00 pm. All participants will be required to have a physical on file and current health insurance information before beginning practice. If you have questions, call the office at 476-2118. 

Need to relax?

Brush Therapy is a new way to relax...

Mark October 6th on your calendar and plan on going to Kamp Keirsey to have a little fun while socializing with friends. 

Learn more and answer your questions here

Drexel students earn highest honors

From the Drexel FFA Chapter

Congratulations to Sara Gammon, Haley Collins, and Questen Poole for earning their American FFA Degree. This is the highest award possible and goes to the top 1% of FFA members. 

They will be recognized at the National FFA Convention on November 2nd in Indianapolis. 

Hats off to you!

Attention exhibitors...

From Bates County 4-H

Please pick up your Ozark Empire Fair projects ASAP.

Thank you!

Update from the Butler Police Department on double fatality accident just north of Butler

Henry County Sheriff's Office active shooter training

Over the past two weeks, the Sheriff's Office has been working on active shooter training. After 4 hours of classroom participation the deputies completed a practical training exercise at the Leesville School. The training.was conducted by Major Rob Hills who also instructs the A.L.I.C.E. program in our several schools in Henry County.

Our thanks to Leesville School District for use of their facilities and to the Clinton Police Department for use of their training weapons.

Strong to severe storms possible Thursday and Friday

Dry and mild weather is expected today, but that will change as we head into Thursday. Storm chances will increase Thursday, especially late Thursday, with another round of storms possible by late Friday.

We could see strong to severe storms with the potential for damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain both nights. This unsettled weather pattern will continue through the weekend into early next week.

Urich man killed after being ejected from vehicle

On 8/13/19 around 5:15pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies and Peculiar Police Department responded to a one vehicle accident on Route YY at Major Road.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Toyota driven by 37 year old Douglas K. Baker of Urich, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a drive way entrance causing the vehicle to go airborne then strike the ground overturning and ejecting the driver.

Mr. Baker was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and he was transported to Frontier Forensics.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the accident scene by J's Southland Tow.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 43rd Fatality Accident of 2019.

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