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Thursday, April 9, 2020

A much needed gift


We at MOCann Extracts in Adrian are making hand sanitizers and we decided to take a break with regular operations and transition into manufacturing some hand sanitizer.  We just gave 30 gallons to the Adrian fire chief and he's going to help distribute it to the first responders in Bates county.  Thank you Gary! Once we get additional supplies we plan on offering small spray bottles for sale to the public.  We'll let you know when products become available.


The Easter Bunny will come to you!

Since Easter Egg hunts are canceled this year,  RB Towing, family and friends would like to suprise  kid's.
Send me your name and address and we will come out Saturday night and leave filled eggs for the kids to find Sunday morning 

Open to anyone in the Miami School district. 
Anyone who would like to donate  please contact Ron Brown, Micheal Brown or myself.
Happy Easter


More info here

Obituary - Charles E White

Charles E. White, age 87, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Thursday April 9, 2020.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.


Obituary - Mildred Marie (Dodson) Bailey

Mildred Marie Bailey, 92, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada.

Mildred was born September 3, 1927 in Rocheport, MO to Joseph W. and Luella Belle (Burton) Dodson.

No services are planned.



Obituary - Johnnie Delilah Medley

Johnnie Delilah Medley, 102, Moundville, MO passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born June 18, 1917 in Dederick, MO to John A. and Evaline E. (Key) Folkner. Johnnie married Rolla Dale Medley on March 28, 1936 in Nevada and he preceded her in death in 2004.

Johnnie, while still an infant, moved to Oklahoma with her family. They returned to Missouri when she was eight years old and she attended elementary schools in the Nevada and Milo area, and freshman and sophomore years in Montevallo before graduating from Virgil High School in Kansas. Following her marriage to Dale, they moved to Indiana where they lived for 40 years. Johnnie worked in the art department of National Tile Company and during WWII, she worked in allocations for Anaconda Wire and Cable Company. In 1945, she decided to retire so that she could raise their two daughters and was a dedicated wife and mother.

Johnnie served as several terms as president of Lafayette Purdue Extension Home Demonstration Club and was an active member of Florida Station United Methodist Church. She taught adult Sunday School classes, was a youth group leader, taught children’s church, and directed Children’s summer Bible School programs. Johnnie was president of the Women’s Society of Christian Service (WSCS) for several years and sang in the church choir.

Following her husband’s retirement from General Motors they moved to Moundville, MO in 1976. Johnnie moved her church membership to the Moundville United Methodist Church. She joined Wayside Club and Jolly Homemakers Club. Her hobby was designing and sewing clothing for herself and her daughters, and some crafts. She loved flowers and butterflies, Cardinals, soft music and candlelight.

Johnnie is survived by two daughters, Kandye Lawler, Frankton, IN and Kelda Maynard (Barney), Bluffton, S.C., four grandchildren, Craig Green (Dana), Leisa Betz (Roy), April Poling (Stefan) and Robbin Wilson (Mike), all of Indiana; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Verna Mae Overstreet, Lee’s Summit, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, six sisters, Inez Garrett, Juanita Tooley, Allene Hiestand, Bessie Alcon, Nadine Moore, and Eva Jordan, two brothers, Dean Folkner and Ralph Folkner.

A private burial will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Dederick, MO. A memorial service to be held at Ferry Funeral Home will be announced at a later date.


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Forth COVID case reported in Henry county



Henry County Health Center confirms 3rd case of COVID-19

The Henry County Health Center has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 in Henry County. The individual is a female in their 70’s. This new case brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to three.

As with all positive cases, Henry County Health Center is working to identify and contact any individuals who may have come in contact with this individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness.

HCHC is recommending that individuals continue to stay home, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash your hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available, don’t touch your face, and always remain 6 feet away from others when you are out. It is up to ALL of us to help stop the spread of this disease!


Suspect Arrested After Tuesday Pursuit In Vernon County

Suspect Arrested After Tuesday Pursuit

On Tuesday morning, Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorcycle in Nevada, MO. 

According to Officials, the suspect, who has been identified as 32 year-old Dustin Pike of Nevada, failed to stop for the Detectives leading to a short pursuit. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, “the Detectives already knew who the suspect was so the pursuit was terminated for safety reasons”. 

The motorcycle was then located a short time later abandoned under a bridge on Minnie Ball Rd. The motorcycle was determined to have been stolen from Nevada. On Thursday afternoon, the Courts issued an arrest warrant for Dustin Pike and Pike was located and arrested without incident from a residence on the 800 block of South Main Street in Nevada.

Pike has been charged with Tampering With a Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, and Driving While Suspended. Pike is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.

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Bates County Health Center reports 6th confirmed case of COVID-19

April 9, 2020

The Bates County Health Center has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 in Bates County.

The individual, a female in her 60’s, resides in Amoret. This new case brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Bates County to six.

As with all positive cases, Bates County Health Center is working to identify and contact any individuals who may have come in contact with this individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for any signs and symptoms of illness.

Individuals should continue to stay home, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available, don’t touch your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth) and adhere to 6- foot social distancing when you must be out. It is up to each and everyone of us to stop the spread of this disease!


Vernon County Health Department Reports additional cases of COVID-19

4/9/20 - Vernon County Health Department is announcing the second and third positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The case is NOT travel-related and the patients are considered close contacts to the original case.

Health Department staff is working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of that individual who were possibly exposed. If there were any, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.

The health department urges the public to take appropriate precautions including good hygiene, social distancing and limiting in-person interactions. If you are sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your health care provider or urgent care center for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.

“The best tips for prevention are still social distancing and proper hand washing,” said Steve Durnell, director of Vernon County Health Department. “Staying home if you are sick and avoiding close contact with others will help us limit any spread.”


Missouri schools ordered to close for remainder of academic year

Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Thursday said he is ordering that all public and charter schools remain closed through the end of the school year.

Parson made the announcement during his daily COVID-19 briefing streamed on Facebook. 

He said despite the closure order, schools should continue their activities remotely through the normal end of their year.

"We are ordering all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the academic year with the exceptions of nutrition and child care services that are outlined in our recent health order.- Courtesy of Mike Parsons"

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