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Friday, September 20, 2019

BCMH Operation Sock It to me

The BCMH Auxiliary volunteers are collecting socks for local kids and you are invited to contribute! The annual sock drive has become a favorite project of our employees. We all know kids who can use something as simple and comforting as new socks.

If you want to donate, please purchase new socks still in the package. These will be sent to area schools and given to kids in need ages 5 years to 18 years. Collection boxes are placed in the hospital's front lobby and each of our Family Care Clinics in Adrian, Butler and Rich Hill.

Way to go Braden

State Farm would like to congratulate Braden Yows, a soccer player from Louisburg High School, who was selected as our first State Farm Student Athlete of the week. We were all so impressed by Braden. He was humble, respectful and seems to have a very bright future ahead of him. 

We asked Braden to describe an elite athlete in his own words. He stated "it's someone who can excel on and off the field and who is interested in making his whole team successful and not just focused on himself." Braden's coach Kyle Conley stated "Braden works very hard and has a fantastic attitude each and every day. He always puts his teammates first!" 

Characteristics we are looking for in our student athletes are good sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, and those who excel on and off the field or court. 

We look forward to meeting our future student athletes! Thanks again to Braden and Louisburg High School! - Kellie Davidson State Farm Agent 

Storage Shed Burglary in Nevada

Obituary - Doris A. Bunger

Doris A. Bunger, 96, Camdenton, MO, formerly of Harrisonville, MO, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Camdenton Windsor Estates in Camdenton, MO. 

Funeral services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Service times and a complete obituary will be posted when information is available.

Obituary - Ellen “Nita” Cochran

Ellen “Nita” Cochran, 79, Cleveland, MO, died Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. 

 A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 12:00- 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home Home in Harrisonville, MO. Contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice or Susan G. Komen.

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).

Cass County Deputy Deploys Grappler to End Pursuit

Cass County Deputy Deploys Grappler to End Pursuit

Cass Co – On Thursday night around 9:50 pm deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol with a vehicle pursuit south of Harrisonville.

One Cass County Deputy deployed a tire deflation device north of Archie on Interstate 49 as the suspect traveled south at a high rate of speed. After striking the device, the vehicle began to slow as the tires began to deflate. The driver then exited Interstate 49 at Archie and went east on State Route B.

With several flat tires, the driver refused to stop and continued east at speeds of 50 mph. A deputy with the Criminal Apprehension Unit was requested to assist in the pursuit and to deploy the Grappler device. The deputy deployed the device and was able to safely bring the vehicle to a stop.

“The Grappler device did exactly what we want, bring pursuits to a quick ending. Even after deputies were able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device and slow the speed of the suspect's car, he continued to drive and put the public in danger. This device allowed us to stop him before he hurt someone” said Sheriff Jeff Weber

The driver and one passenger were taken into custody for warrants. A third occupant was released.

The driver, Riccardo G. Zanoni, 47, of Stockton, MO. was arrested on a felony Failure to Appear warrant from Jackson County and a felony Drug Possession warrant from Cedar County. Zanoni was extradited to the Jackson County Jail.

The passenger, Ashton J. Finley, 29, Nevada MO. was arrested on two felony Probation Violation warrants. Finley was extradited to Vernon County Jail.

Ashton J. Finley

Riccardo G. Zanoni

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Obituary - Dale Anthony Dolezal

Dale Anthony Dolezal, 76, of Nevada, MO passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Medicalodges in Nevada. Dale was born on May 3, 1943 in Hays, KS to John Dolezal, Jr. and Celestine M. (Leiker) Dolezal. Dale served in the United States Navy, retiring with numerous commendations.

Survivors include his grandchildren, Courtney Dolezal, Puyallup, WA, Landon Dolezal, Lakewood, WA, Faith Emily Dolezal, Puyallup, WA, Taylor Kimbrough (Ryan), Lincoln, NE, Abby Norcross, Springfield, MO, Justin Norcross (Hilary), Kansas City, MO; son-in-law, Jody Norcross, Nevada; and daughter-in-law, Kim Dolezal, Wheatridge, CO. He is preceded in death by one son, Dale Dolezal, and one daughter, Bridget Norcross.

Graveside committal services with full Military Honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at National Cemetery #1 in Fort Scott, KS.