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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Obituary - Desirae Vance Jones

Desirae Vance Jones, 30 of Harrisonville, Missouri passed away August 14, 2019 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Crossroads Assembly of God in Harrisonville. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 PM also at the church. 

Burial will follow services in Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Desirae Vance Jones Memorial Fund, and messages and memories for the family may be left at

A complete obituary will be published as the information becomes available.

Obituary - Lilas Rose Gibson

Lilas Rose Gibson, 84, of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at her home surrounded by love and family.

She is survived by the loves of her life - her children, Mark Allen Gibson and Twyla Renee Martin both of Independence, Missouri, Sherrie Jan Shaw and husband Kevin and Todd Alden Gibson all of Harrisonville, Missouri; 8 grandchildren, Jeremy, Nicole, Jonathan, Lucas, Tyler, Toby, Jacob and Cherie; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Sarah Edwards, Blue Springs and Carol Ray, Independence; brother, Cameron White, Kansas City; many nieces and nephews; Kitt-Kitt of the home; her true and loyal friends, Reta and Dwain Vaughn.

Cremation. Celebration of Life Gathering will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. with the reading of the obituary at 7 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Integrity Hospice, Kansas City, Missouri.

Bicycle Registration in Nevada

Nevada Police have been responding to numerous calls of abandon bicycles throughout town. Please remember if you live within the City of Nevada you can bring your bicycle up to the Police Department and register it at no cost. 

Registering your bicycle with the Police Department will provide us the correct information to get the bicycle back to its rightful owner. 

If you have any questions about bicycle registration please contact the Nevada Police Department at 417-448-5100.

Severe Storms This Evening & Overnight

Strong to severe storms are expected to develop later this evening. Large hail and damaging winds will be the greatest threats, however an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Remain weather aware, and ensure you have multiple ways to receive warning information.

Electric Ranges Listed as Surplus Property by Rich Hill R-IV

The Rich Hill R-IV School Board has declared two fully functioning electric cooking ranges as surplus property. Pictures of the items can be found at:

If you would like to look at any of these items, please call Heath Oates, Superintendent, at 417-395-2418 ext 201. The Rich Hill School District will accept sealed bids on any or all of the items until 3:00PM September 5, 2019. Sealed bids may be mailed to: Surplus Property Bid c/o Heath Oates, 703 N. 3rd St., Rich Hill, MO 64779.

The Rich Hill School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids for any of the items listed.

Stolen Bicycle Reported In Nevada

Enough of the scams already!

Bates County Memorial Hospital has learned of a possible phone scam in the community, and advises residents to be aware. The scam phone call may display Bates County Memorial Hospital in the caller ID, but the call is not from the hospital.

If you receive a phone call that appears or claims to be from Bates County Memorial Hospital offering a credit card or a service to lower credit card interest, this is a scam. The hospital does not make telemarketing type calls to offer credit card services of any kind.

Editor's note- sick of scams? File a complaint with the FTC here

Vandalism in Rich Hill

Yesterday a Deputy responded to 7th & Maple in Rich hill regarding juveniles throwing rocks at buildings. The reporting party told the deputy that there were 4 male juveniles throwing rocks at the buildings and he heard glass break. Once he heard the glass break he saw the juveniles run north.

The Deputy canvassed the area and found a broken window and a large rock inside a building located at 612 E Maple. He was unable to make contact with any juveniles in the area.

Thank you for the donations!

On August 6, Amy Kaelke of the Butler Children's Center was presented with donations from the Butler Senior Center Game Night Group. We are so appreciative of their generosity!