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Monday, January 13, 2020

Obituary - Daryl Sargent

Daryl Sargent age 69 of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at his home. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3pm with visitation one hour prior to the service at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the Daryl Sargent memorial fund and may be left in care of the funeral home.

Daryl Clark Sargent was born March 9, 1950 in Butler, Missouri to Mitchum Clark Sargent and Cecil Rose (Nickell) Sargent. Daryl passed away on January 11, 2020 at the age of 69, in his home in Clinton surrounded by family. Daryl will be remembered for his love of Jesus, and his love of fishing and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Jerry Wayne Sargent and his great-grandson, Bryson Lee Dills.

Daryl is survived by his wife, Cynthia Gail (Williamson) Sargent, his children, Jeffrey Allen Sargent, Jennifer Renee (Sargent) Dills, and Bonnie Annette Sargent, his 5 grandkids and 1 great-grandchild, brother, Larry N. Sargent and his sister, Rose (Sargent) Nash.

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

Talley Tough Soup & Chili Dinner

Talley Tough Free Will Donation Soup & Chili Dinner . All proceeds will go to the Talley family who recently lost everything in a devastating house fire.

Something sweet from Butler Center

From the Butler Center Facebook page

Stop by Butler Center this Friday from 8am-10am and get a Free Donut! Butler Center 416 S High Street Butler, MO 

Editor's note:
One word for our local police- Yes.

Victims sought in potential fraud case

From the Bates County Sheriff's Office

Over the last several months the Bates County Sheriff's Office has been working several cases in reference to a recent contractor that has been paid to perform a job but has failed to complete the job. We are seeking any additional potential victims to determine whether there is a criminal case to be filed with the Prosecutors Office. If you have have paid David Joe West, aka Joe West, to install counter tops and never received the counter tops please contact a detective at the Bates County Sheriff's Office.

Oops, too soon?

After paying $60 to park, plus tickets, and a few gourmet priced hot dogs- there were some who vacated Arrowhead Stadium in disgust early in the game.

As was the case for some local fellas (who will remain nameless, as their personal shame is enough punishment) who no more got their vehicle warmed up when the Chiefs began a stunning comeback, to not only pass the Texans but go on to smash (annihilate, smoke, kill) our southern rivals in the AFC Divisional game yesterday. 

"Undoubtedly, it was the best game I've never seen" said one person who left in disgust after a dreadful first quarter. 

Interestingly, that person and one equally sorry buddy listened to the game on a very long trip back home. The only excitement in the car was Mitch Holthus pouring through the speakers.

"Maybe it was karma" he later said with a little optimism. "Maybe seeing people leave inspired them?" 

Nice try.

The Chiefs didn't appear to let anything bother them as the game just got better and better with a remarkable finish of 51-31; and now the Titans are in the cross hairs next Sunday at 2:05 pm.

We had to ask... will you make that mistake again?

With head bowed (still today), the answer was an assured "NO".

Apply now: Missouri 4-H Century Family Award

The Missouri 4-H Century Family Award recognizes families with a long, sustaining involvement in the 4-H program. Missouri 4-H families with a combined total of 100 years or more of membership and/or volunteer service in 4-H are eligible for recognition.

4-H years that are applicable include:

Only direct-line family members (siblings, parents, grandparents) are applicable. Aunts and uncles, cousins, etc. may not be included. Stepparents, stepchildren or adopted children may be included.

Paid staff years (Extension or other) do not qualify.

In some instances, local Extension Homemakers or Farm Bureau members committed significant time and energy to establishing and leading local 4-H clubs. Years of service in those capacities are applicable.

Years of 4-H membership or leadership outside of Missouri may be included.

Years as an enrolled 4-H Clover Kid or Clover Bud may be included.

An application form is available to nominate families for the Missouri 4-H Century Family Award. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Award recognition
Recognition for this award takes place at the county level.

Click the link below to fill out the application:

Applications should be turned into the Bates County Extension office.