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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Welcome to Our Adventure

Chris Sams has been training young athletes in competitive softball for years. Chris and his wife Becky have dreamed of opening a youth training facility. Moving to Adrian in the summer of 2019 opening a facility in Adrian was not on their radar until a nudge happened that made them take this leap of faith. 

Becky is a school nurse and Chris is the pastor at Adrian - Passaic United Methodist Church. The family loves the opportunity to shape and influence youth through sports. Our training facility will include top of the line training for Softball, Baseball and include Golf Simulators and a workout facility for the general public offering monthly memberships.

Thank you for being a part of the journey!

Our Passion for Youth in our community:
We want youth and our community to have an opportunity to find a place to train and shape their health in a positive way. 

We want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to live up to their potential and this facility is also part of our journey to live a more healthy lifestyle.

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Updated Obituary - Melvin “Buddy” Paul Ford

Melvin “Buddy” Paul Ford, 82, Archie, MO, passed away Wednesday morning, November 13, 2019 at his home. 

A memorial/graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Bud was born January 1, 1937 in Fort Scott, KS a son of Ernest Lee and Naomi Pearl (Gibson) Ford. He was a graduate of Archie High School and had lived in Archie most of his life. Bud was a U. S. Army veteran. He worked for General Motors for 30 years before retiring in 1989. He also had driven a school bus for several years. Bud was a well-known musician, and had played with various bands and shows for over 50 years. He played with the Country Playboys for years. He owned and operated Rich Hill Opry from 1985-1989 and also owned Appleton City Opry. He was a weekly regular at West Line jam sessions.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, and several brothers and sisters, Wilford Ford, Lloyd Ford, Victor Leroy Ford, Marvin Ford, Ernest Ford (Junior), Joy Kilpatrick, Douglas Ford, Jack Ford, Terry Ford, and Patricia Crisp. He is survived by one son, Timothy Lee Ford and one daughter, Paula Marlene Grant, both of Archie, MO; one sister, Betty Jo Martin, Archie, MO; 8 grandchildren, Kristen Hunter, Kyle Grant, Jacob Grant, Cody Johnson, Zach Ford, Jason Ford, Caylee Ford, and Emma Ford, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Obituary - Shawn Aaron Teagarden

Shawn Aaron Teagarden, age 43, La Cygne, Kansas died in a motor vehicle accident Thursday, November 14, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held 6 pm Friday, November 22, 2019 at Wicked Outfitters, 22802 Valley Rd, La Cygne, KS. 

A time of remembrance and sharing will follow the service until 9 pm. 

Contributions are suggested to Grady's Kids or Shawn Teagarden Children's Education Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. Online condolences can be left at

One injured in Henry County Crash

On 11/17/19 around 1:50pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County along with Henry County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of Missouri 13 Highway just before the Truman Lake Bridge.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Ford F-150 driven by 59 year old James E. Sells of Crane, Missouri swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway, the truck traveled off the right side of the roadway before striking a bridge and guardrail.

Mr. Sells sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to receive medical treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the crash by Golden Valley Tow of Clinton, Missouri. 

Kansas City man arrested in Bates County

On 11/17/19 around 3:15pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 46 year old Darnell Rodgers of Kansas City, Missouri.

Mr. Rodgers was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated -Habitual Offender 2.) Driving While Revoked. 

Darnell Rodgers was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler, Missouri and he is currently being held on a 12 hour detox hold.

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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 - Mary Jo Kalwei

Mary Jo Kalwei, age 64, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at New Mark Care Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00AM, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, MO. 

Visitation will be 9:00-10:00AM prior to service. Interment will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose, MO. Condolences and fond memories may be left online at

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

Obituary - Stephanie M. Robbins

Stephanie M. Robbins, age 32, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

A Visitation Service will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 with a Funeral Service following at 11:00 a.m. at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. A private family burial will be held following services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption Center, 5424 Antioch Dr., Merriam, Kansas 66202 or METAvivor Metastatic Breast Cancer Research, Support and Awareness, 1783 Forest Drive #184 Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278