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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Obituary - Patricia A. (Cavanaugh) Stark

Patricia A Stark, 81, Nevada, MO passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Morningside of Nevada. Pat was born May 4, 1938 in Sheldon, MO to Clayton E. and Helen A. (Doolin) Cavanaugh. She was united in marriage to William F. Scott on December 23, 1956 and he preceded her in death on September 6, 1996. She married Don Stark in February 1999 and he preceded her in death in December of 2012.

Pat lived in Kansas for a time while growing up. She attended school in Bronaugh and graduated from Nevada High School in 1956. She worked for Key Work Clothes all of her working years, retiring in 1999. Pat attended United Methodist Church. She was actively involved with the church Bizarre, and the Habitat for Humanity Luncheon.

She is survived by three children, Chris McCarty (Pat), Nevada, Greg Scott (Missy), Hepler, KS, and Barry Scott (Nevada); three step-children, Donna Allen (Terry), Rowlett, TX, Danny Stark (Judy), Nevada, and Dave Stark, Moundville; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Curt Cavanaugh (Willie), Nevada; a sister, Lois Owings (Chuck), Kansas City, MO; a sister-in-law, Sue Rich, Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews; and also her dog Mattie and cat Snoopy.

Private graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Newton Burial Park in Nevada with Rev. Sharon Freeman officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 12:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Memorials may be made in her memory to Breast Cancer Research Foundation in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary-Denise Maxine (Barker) Shotts

Denise Maxine Shotts, 50 Fort Scott, KS went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. She was born on November 6, 1969 in Long Beach, CA to Thomas Barker, Sr. and Donna (Boyd) Barker. She married John F. Shotts on April 23, 1991 in Nevada, MO and he survives the home.

Denise grew up in Nevada and attended Nevada schools. She lived in Fort Scott, KS with her family and was a stay at home mother and was known as Ammie to her grandchildren throughout her life. Denise enjoyed fishing, going out in her pontoon boat, taking RV trips, and riding on the motorcycle with her husband.

Survivors include her husband, John F Shotts, of the home: two sons, John Shotts, Jr. (Holly) of Kilbourne LA, Shawn Shotts (Katie) of Fort Scott, KS; three daughters, Stephanie Branson (Mike) of Raymore, MO, Ashley Vandenburg of Fort Scott, KS, and Sharon Vandenburg of Nevada, MO; 15 grandchildren; one sister, Jackie Shepherd (Randy) of Independence, MO; two brothers, Thomas Barker, Jr. and Jamie Barker, both of Nevada, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Barker, and one brother, Vernon Barker.

Private graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Newton Burial Park in Nevada with Pastor Don Claphan officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Ferry Funeral Home.

Memorial may be made to the “Sharing Bucket” for the “Elderly in Need” or to the Family in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.


Butler License Office set to reopen April 27th

We will be reopening the Butler License Office on April 27th 2020.

1. Please come ALONE. Only the person who has business will be permitted to enter the office.

2. Only THREE customers are permitted to be in the office at a time. Please wait outside until you are told you can enter.

3. Sanitize your hands as you enter our building. We will have sanitizer available.

4. IF you have been sick, been exposed, have a cough, or are sneezing, in the last 14 days PLEASE STAY HOME!

5. We have to right to ask you to leave if you are coughing and/or sneezing in our office.

PLEASE SHARE !!!

We still have to do our best to not spread any illness


Obituary - Albert Joseph Elliott

Albert Joseph "Joe" Elliott, age 83, Mound City, Kansas passed away on Wednesday April 22, 2020. 

Funeral services are pending at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Mound City Chapel.

Non-Severe Thunderstorms Likely Friday

Occasional thunderstorms are going to move into the area overnight tonight.

After perhaps a bit of a lull through Friday morning, more widespread thunderstorms will move in for the afternoon and evening.

Some storms south of KC may be strong, but severe weather not expected.


Update: Stockton Lake Death Determined as Accident

A 61-year-old man is dead after authorities say his vehicle and boat trailer ran him over on a Stockton Lake boat ramp.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol had originally investigated the death of Kurt Surber of Stockton as a homicide. However, after further investigation, they found no evidence of foul play.

The incident happened around 1:00 P.M. yesterday at the Price Branch boat ramp, about 2 miles east of Stockton. Stuber was alone at the time.

Surber’s body was found on the ground near the ramp, while his vehicle and boat trailer were found submerged and later recovered. His boat was found floating in the water.

Authorities determined that all evidence now points to Surber’s vehicle running him over, causing his death.


From the city of Rich Hill

Alliance Water Resources has installed automatic flusher valves on 3 hydrants around town. Starting tomorrow, they will be implemented for several months. 

Each flusher is set to run for 10 minutes per day. Please see the schedule below:

10th & Maple - 4:00 a.m. Monday - Friday
14th & Spruce - 4:10 a.m. Monday - Friday
15th & Maple - 4:20 a.m. Monday - Friday

- Courtesy of the city of Rich Hill 


Butler Senior Spotlight: Kiley Foster




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Rich Hill Senior Spotlight: Sage Bolser




Nevada Police Department seeking public assistance

Nevada Police are attempting to identify the subject in the following photos. 

If you know the identity of this subject please contact the Nevada Police Department at 417-448-5100 or contact Detective Cox at 417-448-5147.

Public Service Announcement from Heiman Agri Services of Butler

To the scumbag that broke into our place of business twice in the last 2 weeks, why don’t you try getting a job and leave us hard working people who’s trying to make an honest living alone!!! 

If anyone knows anything it would greatly appreciated. This is getting old!!

If anyone has Information of the break-ins at Heiman Agri Services in Butler please contact the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131.