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Monday, October 7, 2019

Obituary - Fay McCoun

Fay McCoun age 83 formerly Rich Hill, passed away Saturday, October 5, at the Butler Medicalodge.

Funeral Arrangements are under direction of the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and a graveside service is scheduled at 11am Wednesday morning, October 9, in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. 

Visitation is scheduled between 5-7pm Tuesday evening, October 8, at the funeral home. 

Memorials to Heartland Hospice are suggested and can be made in care of the Heuser Funeral Home.

Walmart Hiring more than 50 for Harrisonville Distribution Center

Walmart Hiring more than 50 for Harrisonville Distribution Center, Starting Pay at $18+ an Hour Oct. 10 event hiring event in Harrisonville is the second of two Walmart hiring events this month.

Harrisonville, Mo. – (Oct. 7, 2019) – Walmart is hosting a hiring event on Thursday, Oct. 10, with the goal of hiring more than 50 associates, including order fillers and other key roles along with truck drivers, to support its Harrisonville grocery distribution center. The company is looking to fill these positions to support its growing business, after reporting in August its 20th straight quarter of U.S. same-store sales growth and a 37 percent gain in U.S. e-commerce sales.

The Harrisonville grocery distribution center serves 197 Walmart stores throughout the Midwest. Wages for the Harrisonville center full-time hourly associates start at $18.15 per hour and can reach more than $20.25 an hour based on work area, shift and schedule. Along with order fillers, the Harrisonville distribution center is looking to hire drivers for its professional trucking fleet. Benefits of driving for Walmart include competitive pay, great benefits, predictable scheduling and contemporary, well-maintained equipment. 

Earlier this year, Walmart announced a new investment in driver wages, setting a new average of $87,500 in the first year of employment for Walmart drivers. To drive for Walmart, a commercial driver must have at least 30 months of full-time experience with no serious traffic violations in the last three years.

All positions are considered full time- qualifying for benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, a quarterly incentive program and access to a college degree for $1 a day. Applicants have the opportunity to be hired on-the-spot with conditional job offers.


Interested applicants are invited to attend a hiring event on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 2 – 7 p.m. at 5100 S. Brookhart Dr., Harrisonville, Mo. Attendees will learn details on Walmart’s supply chain network, jobs available, benefits, the application process and have an opportunity to meet one on one with the management team. Applicants can also apply for roles at To apply to drive for Walmart, visit

The Harrisonville event is the second of two hiring events held in Missouri this month. The Moberly grocery distribution center, which serves 112 Walmart stores in the Missouri, Iowa and Illinois region, held an event last week. Across the country, the company is planning to hire thousands of new Walmart Supply Chain associates

“Through our vast national network, which includes Walmart distribution centers, e-commerce facilities, more than 4,700 Walmart stores and a world-class transportation fleet, we’re seeing continued growth in ways that few companies can,” said Greg Smith, EVP, Walmart U.S. Supply Chain. “As we continue to invest in the supply chain of the future, we are expanding our ability to serve customers by ensuring we have the right people in place.”

*Editor’s note: The hiring events will not be open to media, but media is invited to cover the event from outside the venue that day. Please contact Abigail Rolland (314) 436-9090 to RSVP and coordinate any necessary Walmart interviews.

About Walmart in Missouri In Missouri, Walmart serves customers at 156 retail units and online through Walmart Grocery Pickup, and We are proud to employ 40,884 associates in Missouri. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $7.1 billion with Missouri suppliers in FY19, which supported 75,047 supplier jobs. Learn more at, and our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram channels.

Change Your Speed. Change the Ending

Change Your Speed. Change the Ending.

Statewide campaign reminds motorists to obey the speed limits.

JEFFERSON CITY – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a crash on a road with a speed limit of 65 mph or greater is more than twice as likely to result in a fatality than a crash on a road with a speed limit of 45 or 50 mph and nearly five times as likely as a crash on a road with a speed limit of 40 mph or below. In Missouri specifically, speed contributed to nearly 40 percent of the state’s 921 roadway fatalities in 2018 continuing an alarming trend related to speed over the last 5 years.
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind drivers that there is a reason for posted speed limits – the safety of all road users.
“Saving a few extra minutes on your commute is not worth the increased risk of being involved in a crash that could endanger your own life or the lives of everyone else on the road,” said Jon Nelson, chair of the executive committee of the coalition. “Speed is one of the most common contributing factors for fatal crashes in Missouri, and unfortunately, the data shows it’s only becoming more prevalent. We want to change that.”
A statewide speed enforcement campaign will run Oct. 18-20. During this time law enforcement will be actively enforcing Missouri’s speed limit laws and reminding drivers of the increased risks associated with higher speeds.
Speeding is defined as driving in excess of the posted speed limit but driving too fast for conditions can also have dangerous consequences including:
  • Reducing a driver’s ability to negotiate curves or maneuver around obstacles in the roadway
  • Providing drivers less time to react to adverse conditions
  • Extending the distance traveled before a vehicle can stop
  • Increasing the distance a vehicle travels once the driver reacts to a hazard.
  • Increasing the amount of force involved in a collision
“We often talk about every driver’s responsibility to drive sober and pay attention, and rightfully so,” said Nelson. “Driving an appropriate speed is equally important and impactful for reducing the number of fatalities on Missouri roadways.”
Change your speed, change the ending. And, of course, always buckle up and put your phone down. For more information, visit

Updated Obituary - Steven Wesley Jacobs

Steven Wesley Jacobs, 73, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at his home in Nevada, MO following a lengthy illness. Steven was born on September 24, 1946 in Kansas City, KS, to Clarence Melvin and Ileane Agnes (Jaster) Jacobs. On June 26, 1965 he married Jessie Louise Culbertson in El Dorado Springs, MO and she survives of the home. 

Steven grew up in Kansas City, KS. At age 17 or 18 he moved to El Dorado Springs and in 1977 moved to Nevada where he has continued to reside. He worked for MKT Railroad in 1967 and retired from MNA Railroad in 2006. He was an avid CB’er, his handle was RR (Railroader), and he was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Steven was a member of the Nevada Eagles.

In addition to his wife Jessie, survivors include three sons, Steven Jacobs, Jr., Nevada, Stanley Jacobs, Nevada, and Stewart Jacobs and his wife Kerrie, Butler, MO; six grandchildren, Hayley Belanger and her husband Mike, Mitchell Jacobs, Quinton Jacobs, Jessica Koger and her husband Jonathan, Kyler Jacobs (Kelsey), and Kale Jacobs; six great-grandchildren, Keylee Jacobs, Kade Jacobs, Kameron Jacobs and Riggin Koger, Emmett and Hunter Belanger; two sisters, Karen Skaggs and her husband Norman, Kansas City, MO, and Leslie Tuckness and her husband John, Tightwad, MO; one brother, Dennis Jacobs, Mound City, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Kevin Jacobs; one brother, Richard Jacobs; and his mother and father-in-law, Zelpha and Jessie Culbertson.

Memorial services with visitation following will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO. Inurnment will be held at the Wright Cemetery in Cedar County, MO at a later date.

Those who wish may contribute in Steven’s memory to “Giving Fore Living” to promote for Organ Donation in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

SONIC Drive-In of Butler Partners with Butler High School for Great Cause

BUTLER, MO -- SONIC Drive-In of Butler is partnering with Butler High School Wednesday, October 23. SONIC is donating 10% of sales from 4pm-8pm to help support various school programs and initiatives. 

Stop by and enjoy a fun-filled evening for the whole family. See your favorite teacher carhopping, take pictures with the SONIC costumes and help support our local students. 

“As a member of this community, we value our partnership with the Butler School District and make it a priority to support our local teachers and students whenever possible,” said Miles Umstattd, owner, SONIC Drive-In of Butler. 

In addition to this event, throughout the month of October you can show your support through our annual campaign, LIMEADES for LEARNING. 

With this program SONIC has donated over $13 million since 2009 to schools across the country, a portion of which has gone directly into our local classrooms. For more information on how to vote and contribute to your local teacher’s projects, go to 

We look forward to seeing you October 23, from 4pm-8pm at your SONIC Drive-In of Butler.

Clinton woman injured in Henry County Crash

On 10/6/19 around 4:16pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County responded to a one vehicle accident on CR SE 100 and Route W in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Chevrolet driven by 62 year old Lori M. Morgan of Clinton, Missouri was southbound when she traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a mailbox before traveling across the road and coming to rest in a culvert.

Lori M. Morgan sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was towed from the scene of the crash by Gary's Tow.

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Senior Night for Volleyball in Butler

Join BHS as we celebrate our Senior Volleyball players, Thursday, Oct. 10th. 

 Band Booster concession stand will be offering a $5 meal of: Loaded baked potato, cookie, and a drink. Go Bears!

Two seriously injured in Cass County Crash

On 10/6/19 around 4:50pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a two vehicle accident at Missouri 2 Highway and Route C in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1995 Lexus LS400 driven by 29 year old Tracy Marie Cox of Harrisonville, Missouri turned into the path and struck the 1998 Ford Mustang driven by 24 year old Jason L. Hook of Freeman, Missouri.

Both Hook and Cox sustained serious injuries in this accident and both were transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene of this accident by J's Southland Tow.

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Fatality Accident in Cass County

On 10/6/19 around 11:15am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies and Harrisonville Police Department responded to a one vehicle accident in the southbound lane of I-49 and 307th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2006 Hyundai driven by 19 year old Dallas D. Henderson of Belton, Missouri was traveling at a excessive speed, traveled off the roadway and stuck a embankment.

Mr. Henderson sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by Central Cass Fire to Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

A passenger in the vehicle 20 year old Ardell W. Hooker of Belton, Missouri was life flighted to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri and he was pronounced dead on 10/6/19 at 15:26 hour.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the crash by Miller Tow of Harrisonville.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 56th fatality of 2019.

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National Take Back Initiative

On October 26, 2019 from 10am - 2pm local time, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This national take-back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction and will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical drug abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment and business communities to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside. The Butler Police along with the Bates Co Health Department will provide a drop off location at 501 N Orange (Bates Co Health Dept.) Butler MO.

The prescription medication drop box is still available for the public to dispose of unused medications. The drop box located in the lobby of the Butler Police Station and meds can be dropped off anytime 7 days a week 24 hours. If you should have any questions you can contact the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 9/30-10/6-2019

C and I driver call N High Street
Warrant service 218 S Mechanic
Loud music complaint 902 S High
Well being check 200 block of S Mechanic

Traffic assist Mullinax
Medical assist 700 block of Hillcrest
Vandalism report
Warrant service 200 block of W Pine
Walk in assault report
Warrant service
Animal complaint 100 block of S Broadway

Warrant service Pine and Fulton
C and I driver call W Ft Scott
Medical assist 400 block of N Fulton
Theft report
Accident W-52 by Verizon

Theft report 309 E Dakota
Walk in accident report
Disturbance 403 S Delaware
Walk assault report
Animal complaint 500 block of W Park
Theft report Up Town Laundry

Walk in theft report
Trespassing call 400 block of W Pine
Recover stolen bike
Animal complaint S High

Counterfeit money report Casey’s on Orange
Warrant service Casey’s on Orange
Noise complaint Fran Apts
Walk in harassment report
Animal complaint S High
Animal complaint Cedar Lane
Theft report 100 block of S Delaware
Trespassing call Smokers outlet
Alarm 200 block of W Chestnut

Report of 4 wheelers going up and down the street S Mechanic
Walk in theft report
Animal complaint 900 block of N Water
Animal complaint Havanna and Adams
Harassment report Smokers Outlet
Trespassing call Wal-Mart
Animal complaint 300 W pine
Medical assist rose Lane

Bates County news Monday