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Friday, September 27, 2019

Week 5 Missouri State High School Football Scores 9/26-9/27-2019

Adrian 27, Cass Midway 12
Appleton City 70, Chilowee 28
Archie 36, Jasper 0
Ava 44, Salem 16
Blair Oaks 56, Eldon 6
Blue Springs 35, Blue Springs South 17
Blue Valley KS 21, Rockhurst 14
Bolivar 28, Central 12
Boonville 35, Osage 14
Bowling Green 20, South Callaway 10
Buffalo 42, Warsaw 6
California 33, Versailles 30
Camdenton 57, Hillcrest 7
Carl Junction 56, Ozark 20
Cassville 21, East Newton 7
CBC 45, St. Louis U High 14
Central (Cape Girardeau) 33, Sikeston 0
Central (Park Hills) 31, Ste. Genevieve 14
Centralia 34, Brookfield 0
Chaminade 50, Jefferson City 21
Charleston 24, Kelly 10
Christian (O’Fallon) 43, Bishop DuBourg 14
Cole Camp 46, Sherwood 12
Crest Ridge 26, Wellington Napoleon 21
Cuba 30, St. James 13
DeSmet 52, Vianney 14
DeSoto 38, Festus 20
Dexter 32, Doniphan 0
Drexel 51, Osceola 6
East (KC) 50, Central Academy 20
East Newton 35, Malden 30
El Dorado Springs 46, Butler 14
Eureka 55, Parkway South 7
Fair Grove 56, Stockton 12
Farmington 49, Poplar Bluff 20
Fort Osage 24, Oak Park 14
Fox 49, Oakville 21
Francis Howell 42, Troy 24
Glendale 52, Parkview 8
Grain Valley 41, Winnetonka 20
Hallsville 33, Southern Boone 21
Hannibal 41, Kirksville 27
Harrisonville 21, Excelsior Springs 14
Hayti 34, Central (New Madrid) 30
Helias 47, Borgia 7
Hermann 46, Owensville 38 2 OT
Hillsboro 25, Windsor (Imperial) 13
Holt 45, Francis Howell Central 7
Jackson 56, Battle 12
Jefferson (Festus) 30, Crystal City 0
Jennings 30, University City 0
Joplin 48, Branson 7
Kennett 45, North County 6
Kickapoo 33, Rolla 7
Kirkwood 38, Pattonville 17
Knob Noster 65, Carrollton 7
Ladue 43, Clayton 0
Lafayette (Wildwood) 35, Northwest (Cedar Hill) 7
Lathrop 47, West Platte 0
Lawson 41, North Platte 6
Lee’s Summit 45, Park Hill South 35
Lee’s Summit North 27, Liberty 14
Lee’s Summit West 40, Staley 0
Lexington 46, Holden 16
Liberal 66, Rich Hill 42
Liberty (Mtn View) 35, Willow Springs 12
Liberty North 42, Central (St. Joe) 7
Lincoln 49, Sweet Springs 12
Lincoln College Prep 30, Pembroke Hill 7
Lockwood 46, Pleasant Hope 8
Lone Jack 35, St. Paul Lutheran 14
Lutheran North 90, Lutheran South 8
Lutheran St. Charles 54, St. Charles 0
Nixa 20, Neosho 6
Marionville 42, Diamond 13
Marquette 37, Lindbergh 14
Marshall 48, Fulton 8
Marshfield 42, Hollister 21
Maryville 61, Cameron 0
McDonald County 25, Nevada 0
Mexico 62, Clinton 6
Mid Buchanan 35, Penney 0
Miller 55, Ash Grove 0
Moberly 42, Macon 32
Monett 46, Rogersville 14
Monroe City 22, West Hancock ILL 0
Montgomery County 44, Mark Twain 16
Mound City 48, North Nodaway 0
Mount Vernon 46, Aurora 0
Nixa 20, Neosho 6
North Callaway 60, Van Far 20
North Shelby 46, North Andrew 36
Odessa 42, Oak Grove 10
Orchard Farm 47, Winfield 26
Park Hill 13, Raymore Peculiar 10
Pierce City 56, Forsyth 0
Platte County 35, Raytown South 6
Potosi 24, Fredericktown 21
Raytown 48, Ruskin 6
Rock Bridge 39, Hickman 8
Reeds Spring 28, Springfield Catholic 15
Republic 48, Willard 43
Seneca 15, Lamar 11 
St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 21
St. Clair 32, Union 12
St. Michael 38, Southeast 14
St. Pius X (Festus) 41, Herculaneum 0
St. Vincent 40, Perryville 21
Savannah 58, Benton (St. Joe) 14
Scotland County 46, Salisbury 6
Smithville 48, Smith Cotton 0
Sullivan 28, Pacific 12
Thayer 47, Houston 0
Timberland 56, Ft. Zumwalt East 14
Trinity 48, Duchesne 0
Valle Catholic 55, Grandview (Hillsboro) 18
Van Horn 67, Northeast 0
Warrensburg 28, Pleasant Hill 24
Washington 22, Liberty (Wentzville) 15
Waynesville 77, Springfield Central 0
Webb City 32, Carthage 7
Webster Groves 48, Ritenour 7
West Plains 36, Lebanon 35
William Chrisman 15, Truman 13
Windsor 45, Strafford 20
Worth County 42, King City 6
Wright City 20, Clopton 14

Obituary - Milli Dahn Hughes

A visitation will be held for Milli from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, MO.

A private immediate family committal will be held following the visitation at Valley Center Cemetery near Deepwater, Missouri, with Pastor Tony Reynolds officiating.

The family suggests any memorial donations be made to The Ronald McDonald House. These donations may be left at the funeral home.

Milli Dahn Hughes, age 9 weeks, departed this earthly life September 22, 2019. Milli was born July 22, 2019 in Nevada, Missouri the daughter of Shawn Michael Hughes and Kenda Dahn Meredith.

Those who preceded Milli in death were her maternal grandfather, Donald Martin, her paternal grandfather, Donald Hughes and paternal great-grandparents, Dennis and Shirley Hughes.

Family members left to mourn her passing are Milli’s parents, Shawn and Kenda; her sister, Lexi Vansell and brothers, Mack Hughes and Hayden Hughes; her maternal grandparents, James and Karla Meredith; her paternal grandparents, Kim Schussler (Chris); her uncle, Ryan Meredith (Kim) and cousins, Tristan and Emily Meredith; her aunt, Kalen Meredith and cousin, Kloe Meredith; her uncle, William “Chris” Hughes and cousins Katelyn Jewel Hughes, Mickenzy Hughes and Krista Hughes; her maternal great-grandmother, Berniece Martin; maternal great-grandparents, Leroy and Jane Meredith; and her paternal great-grandparents, J.C. and Helen Jones.

Milli was so new to her family, but much loved and cherished. She will be sadly missed and always remembered.

Obituary - Sharon Lewis-Ellis

Sharon Lewis-Ellis, Springfield, Died September 22, 2019, in her home under the care of hospice. Sharon was born on April 15, 1952 in Pendleton, Oregon to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lewis. She graduated for Pendleton High in 1970 and attended Portland State University. 

She relocated to Springfield to care for her grandmother. Sharon's career included women's retail with Neff's on the square. Her career with Joe Maxon of Maxon's Jewelers included national advertising awards, design, sales, and diamond buying trips to New York. Sharon was a financial advisor, working alongside her husband with Waddell & Reed for over 20 years until her health forced early retirement.

She is survived by her husband, Don; son Rich (Amanda) Lewis, Logan & Eden of Nixa; Don's children, Darren (Lashonda) Ellis of Springfield; Debra (Mike) Salmans, Hope, Luke, and Levi of Willard, MO; brother and sister in law Robbie and Susan Rotert of Appleton City, MO; her special cousins, Melody (Marty) Bare of Sparta MO; and Rick Miller of Exeter, CA; a very special classmate, Cheri Aubert of Suison City, CA; and her special clients, friends, and coworkers. Her special coworkers always called her "grandma."

Sharon loved day trips, long road trips through the West and South, mountains, animals, Indian history, coastlines, and beaches. She loved visiting old churches from various cultures. She loved antique shopping and during the past few years became interested in preserving her father's history in Pendleton, OR. Sharon, or "Sarge," as she was known lovingly, became very involved with the Yellow Rosebud Cemetery Project, and the many new friends in Appleton City, MO who 'adopted' her.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Russ Detten and staff, Dr. Charles Woodall and staff, Dr. Craig Boswell and staff, all the angels at second floor Hulston Infusion Center, and finally Paula, Alice, Vanessa, and Suzi at Hospice Compassus. You provided Sharon with love, dignity, and respect at the end of her two year journey.

Sharon could pinch a penny and make it three. As a result she asked not to be remembered by flowers but with a donation to:

Appleton City Landmarks Resoration, Inc. (ALCR)
a 501(C)3 non-profit
503 N. Maple Street
Appleton City, Missouri 64724
A Celebration of Sharon's life will be Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Ltd., DeGraffenreid-Wood Crematory
.Don will spread Sharon's ashes in Oregon next Spring.

Kansas City man seriously injured after attempting to flee from police in Vernon County

On 9/27/19 around 3:40am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 54 Highway around 12 miles west of Nevada at Route T.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accidnent occurred when the 2002 Lexus driven by 18 year old Joseph Laster of Kansas City, Missouri was attempting to flee from police when he veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Mr. Laster sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by life flight to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Phillips Wrecker of Nevada, Missouri.

Charges are pending an investigation at this time.

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Obituary - James R. Smitka

James R. Smitka, 60, Clinton, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Kansas City, MO. Condolences and fond memories may be left online at Visitation will be held this Friday, September 27 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home from 4 to 6 pm, with a short service from 6 to 6:30 pm and full military honors immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made to the VA Hospital in Kansas City.

James Robert Smitka, 60, died Sunday, September 22, 2019 surrounded by loved ones at the VA Hospital in Kansas City after a long battle with cancer.

Jim, as he was known by friends and family, spent his entire career in the military. Jim joined the United States Air Force right out of high school and served his country proudly for 32 years, the first 8 in active duty as an aircraft weapons systems technician in the South Pacific. He spent the next 25 years in the ART program with the 442nd Fighter Wing at Richards-Gebaur and Whiteman Air Bases, where he participated in many stateside and overseas assignments and training exercises. Jim officially retired from the Air Force in 2009.

Jim loved life, nature, family and friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and would take anyone with him who wanted to go. He loved sharing his excitement for life and freedom with others, and especially the love of his life Penny, his children and grandchildren. Jim had a passion for helping his community and enjoyed writing stories highlighting local heroes and their lives for the Daily Democrat in a weekly column called “What’s your Story?”

Jim is preceded in death by his father William Smitka and sister, Susan Thurman. He is survived by his wife Penny Smitka; mother Carol Smitka; brothers William Smitka, Jr. and wife Eileen, and John Smitka and wife Crissy; sons Jason Smitka, wife Linzi and granddaughter Bodhi, and Mr. Tyler Smitka MO-1; daughter Ashley Smitka and grandchildren Violet and Gabriel; step sons Eric Burton and wife Heather (H1) and Aaron Burton and wife Heather (H2); nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, MO.

Obituary - Erma Lea Herndon

Erma Lea Herndon, 78, Cleveland, MO, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, MO.  

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, September 30 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

2019 Archie Homecoming Royalty

Congratulations to Claire Barber and Larry Knibb on being crowned 2019 Archie Homecoming King and Queen.- Photo Submitted to us

Prayers for the Drexel Fire Department

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 2am

State Farm student athlete of the week Jacob Coffey from Drexel High School

State Farm of Butler would love to congratulate the State Farm student athlete of the week Jacob Coffey from Drexel High School. Jacob is a freshman on the Drexel football team. His coach Phillip Dean nominated Jacob. Coach Dean stated "Jacob is one of the humblest kids you will ever meet. Although he is in the top 6 of rushing in 8-Man football, he goes out of his way to be a kind and caring individual who leads by example. You will never find him disparaging another student.

And although he is athletically gifted, he is always working to improve his craft, never missing a single day in the weight room and being extremely coachable.”. When Jacob was asked to describe what it takes to become an elite athlete he stated "to always work hard and continue to improve." In his most recent game, Jacob rushed for a total of 185 yards on 12 attempts for 3 TD's and had a total of 21 tackles on defense, with one fumble recovery and one defensive TD. We were proud to present Jacob with this award.-Courtesy of Kellie Davidson State Farm

36 years of service for Sharon Scrogham

Thank you for 36 years of service to Sharon Scrogham. You will be greatly missed by residents and staff of Butler Center! Good luck on your next adventure.

Obituary - Elias Anthony Thom

Elias Anthony Thom infant son of Elijah and Clara Thom of Belton, Missouri departed this life Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Truman Medical Center - Lakewood, Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Elias is survived by his parents Elijah and Clara Thom of the home; his paternal grandparents, Kenny and Kelly King of Harrisonville, Missouri; his maternal grandparents, Paul Myler of Peculiar, Missouri and Traci Volener of Belton, Missouri; and his sister, Stella Nova Myler of the home.

Cremation. No services are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Obituary - Richard Eugene “Dick” Burhart

Richard Eugene “Dick” Burhart, 87, Adrian, MO, passed on to his eternal reward Friday, September 27, 2019 at the farm in Adrian. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian. Contributions may be made to charity of choice.

Dick was born May 15, 1932 to Clarence James and Gladys Lorene (Nicholas) Burhart. He was a graduate of Southeast High School in Kansas City, MO. Afterwards, he joined the Army for three years and was a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Quartermaster Parachute Maintenance Company with a group known as the Hell's Angels.

Miriam Elizabeth Fuller became his wife on September 18, 1953 and they recently commemorated 66 years of marriage. In 1955, he proudly joined his father in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #124, retiring in 1994. Dick accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in 1997. Serving in the community was important to him and he was a member of the Optimist Club. Dick bowled in a league at Nichols Lanes, as well.

Dick enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, ping pong, tennis; really all sports. Spending time with his wife and their children (with families) was a great pleasure to him, especially during Thanksgiving where he would show off his barbecue and baking skills and Christmas when he decorated an elaborate tree.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Miriam; his daughters, Carol Goodrum (Jim), Karen Moore (Drew), Diana Adell (Mark); his son, Paul Burhart (Dawn); 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Coy Oakley; a sister-in-law, Ann Moore; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Homecoming next week Butler

Obituary - Deborah Doll

Deborah Doll, 60 of Drexel, Missouri passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian, Missouri. Cremation, with a memorial gathering to be held Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Double T Bar & Grill in Drexel. 

Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Deborah Kay Doll was born April 9, 1959 in New Albany, Indiana to Robert and Patricia Louise Doll. She grew up in Topeka, Kansas where she graduated from high school. Later in life she moved to Denver, Colorado and became the mother of two sons. She loved woodworking, and various other crafts and projects. She was known to have a very creative side.

Deborah was preceded in death by her mother, and partner Jimmy. She is survived by her sons, Ronny Doll of Drexel, MO., and Colin Bartolomeo of Arvada, CO., father Robert Dall, brothers, Tom and Jeff Doll both of Wyoming, along with many extended family members and friends.

Obituary - Christopher Walker Sage

Chris's wishes were to be cremated. Private celebration of life to be held at a later date. Contributions to McGinnia Youth Center or Bates County Fair. Online condolences,

Christopher “Chris” Walker Sage, age 71 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, September 26, 2019 at his home in Butler. He was born August 31, 1948 to Hugh Douglas and Veradean Worwood Sage in Kansas City, Missouri.

Chris is survived by his wife, Roberta “Bert” Sage of Butler, Missouri; one son, Kevin Sage and wife Roxana of Archie, Missouri; two sisters, Mitzi Sage of Macon, Missouri and Phoebe “Paula” Sage of Moundville, Missouri; two grandchildren, Kevin Sage and wife Ashley and Rachel Fischer and husband Shane; and one great-granddaughter, Gracie Mae. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Week 5 Missouri State High School Football Scores 9/26/19

Adrian 27, Cass Midway 12
Crest Ridge 26, Wellington Napoleon 21
Fort Osage 24, Oak Park 14
Glendale 52, Parkview 8
Grain Valley 41, Winnetonka 20
Hannibal 41, Kirksville 27
Harrisonville 21, Excelsior Springs 14
Jennings 30, University City 0
Lee’s Summit 45, Park Hill South 35
Lee’s Summit North 27, Liberty 14
Lee’s Summit West 40, Staley 0
Liberty North 42, Central (St. Joe) 7
Lone Jack 35, St. Paul Lutheran 14
Park Hill 13, Raymore Peculiar 10
Platte County 35, Raytown South 6
Raytown 48, Ruskin 6
St. Michael 38, Southeast 14
Van Horn 67, Northeast 0
Warrensburg 28, Pleasant Hill 24
William Chrisman 15, Truman 13