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Friday, July 3, 2020

Obituary - William Keith Hensley

It is with great sadness that the family of William Keith Hensley announces his passing on June 27, 2020 in his home in Blairstown, MO.
Bill was born in Kansas City, KS on February 2, 1963. He was a proud former member of the Galloping Goose M.C. Bill loved being a father, his animals and his motorcycles. Bill enjoyed spending his time working on old cars and was a great storyteller. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Cody and Lane (Leah), his grandchildren, William and Augustus. Bill will also be fondly remembered by his sister, Dixie Huffman. He will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Wanda, and his brothers, Stanley and Frank. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS

BCMH Employee of the Month July 2020

Erick Head is recognized as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for July, 2020. 

Erick began his employment at BCMH in 2016 as a registration clerk, then transferred to the Finance Department as an accounting clerk. 

Erick has shown his dedication to the organization throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

He has been on site daily taking care of business. He has taken on a variety of additional duties during the crisis to help make sure his department runs smoothly. Erick has a positive attitude and is always courteous and respectful toward our staff and patients.

Butler Motor Speedway set to roar again soon!

As some of you have seen my wife and I plan to lease Butler Motor Speedway. Papers will be signed Monday and Tuesday we will be working on cleanup. There’s a lot of dirt that has been washed away from turn 3/4. 

At this point we will be working on somewhat reshaping the track by removing some banking on the backstretch and raising the front-stretch up for drainage purposes.

If everything goes well we will try to have practices in September and possibly a few races in October.

Yes we know it’s going to be a process of negativity from past happenings, but we are trying to get a place established like it was in the beginning. We intend to run our show as close to what Dallas County Speedway does. Grass Roots racing needs back in this area as they have done.

Negative comments are just motivation so don't believe one second it will detour our determination to make this successful.

As of now there will be 4 classes
Mwm/Emods thank you Jerry Hoffman for the class
Pure stocks with area rules/ Mo Kan type rules

The 4th class is yet to be determined rather it be USRA Stock Cars or the Street Stock type car in local areas

Sincerely Jerry and Annette Brown

July 4th Schedule for Rich Hill Famous for the 4th celebration

Obituary - Mary Jane Buckner

Mary Jane Buckner Mary Jane Buckner, 85 of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at her home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Mary was born on May 19, 1935 in Kansas City, MO to Patrick and Kathryn (Sims) Cushing. She married Evertt Buckner on May 25th, 1968 in Nevada, MO and he survives of the home. Mary was raised in Kansas City and graduated from Hogan High School in 1952. 

She worked for the Veterans Administration in Kansas City as a supply clerk retiring after 30 years in 2007. Following their retirements she and Evertt came to Nevada in 2008. Mary enjoyed traveling with Evertt, fishing and deer hunting, participating in her grandchildren’s activities, and most of all loved being with her family. 

Survivors in addition to her husband Evertt include her children, Ed Garwood and his wife Cathy of Nevada, Rita Young of Belton, MO, Barbara Ann Rapp of the home, Jackie Giannico and David Shearer, Kansas, City, MO, and Dora Simmons and husband Jeff, Raytown, MO, numerous grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren, two sisters, Martha Johnson of Bella Vista, AR and her twin sister, Sister Marjorie Cushing, Topeka, KS, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jack Cushing, and three grandchildren, Misty, Andrew, and Tommy. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Fr. Peter Savidge officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home. Those who wish may contribute to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital c/o of the funeral home in her memory. 

You may view obituary and send condolences online at Ferry Funeral Home 301 South Washington Nevada, MO

Belton woman wins second show me cash jackpot

After matching all five numbers drawn in the June 3 drawing, Ruth Vilcinskas of Belton became the seventh Missouri Lottery player to win two separate Show Me Cash jackpot prizes since the game began in 2008. Her first jackpot win of $243,000 came less than a year ago in August 2019. Vilcinskas selected her own winning numbers for both winning tickets.

Just a few minutes after the June 3 Show Me Cash numbers were drawn and posted at, Vilcinskas checked her ticket at home and realized she had won again – this time, a jackpot of $290,000. She described the realization as “unbelievable” and said she was shaking as she checked her numbers multiple times that evening.

The winning numbers for the June 3 drawing were 1, 13, 22, 24 and 34. Vilcinskas purchased the winning ticket at QuikTrip, 6015 E. 147th St., in Grandview. 

Vilcinskas’ most recent ticket was the 614th jackpot winning Show Me Cash ticket sold, and the 20th sold in 2020, with an average jackpot amount of $164,000 so far for the year. Show Me Cash jackpots start at $50,000 and grow until won, with drawings every day at 8:59 p.m.

Paola man killed in Miami County Crash

The deceased has been identified as Lucas J. Wobker, 40 of Paola.

Have a safe and Happy Independence Day!

From the Missouri State Highway Patrol: As many people begin their #July4th weekend travels, remember - safety. 

Troopers will be working hard to make Missouri's roadways safe, but we need your help too!

Pay Attention
Obey Speed Limits
Drive Sober
Buckle Up

Obituary - Charles William Moore

Charles William Moore moved to his Heavenly home on June 30, 2020 at his home in Clinton, MO from natural causes. A Celebration of Life will be held at Dietz Buffett in Clinton, Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 1 PM. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10AM at Peaceful Home Cemetery, Deepwater. Fond memories and condolences may be left at

Charles was born August 14, 1943 to J.C. and Mary (Clark) Moore in Independence County, Arkansas. After graduating from Cushman High School in 1961 Chuck joined the US Navy and received honorable discharge. Chuck worked and retired from General Motors after 30 years. He also worked 16 years as a Reserve Officer for the Sugar Creek Police Department, as well as 7 years as a volunteer firefighter, and 12 years with the St. Clair County Sherriff's Office as a Reserve Officer. Chuck enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved his family and friends. He was very active in physical exercise. Chuck loved traveling and live in many different states over the years. He loved motorcycles, deer and turkey hunting, fishing and boating.

Chuck leaves behind his wife, Kim (Bosley) Moore of 28 years. Kim was Chuck's soulmate and best friend, his caretaker and life partner. Chuck has 2 daughters from a previous marriage, Alicia Bradley and Pam Roesch, 4 grandsons, Nicholas and Wesley Roesch, Nolan and Wyatt Bradley along with 3 great-granddaughters and a great-grandson. 2 half-sisters, Sheryl and Shirley. Chuck had many extended family members including 2 special nephews Ryan and Hunter Bosley.

Chuck is preceded in death by is parents and brother Eddie Carl Moore.

Chuck and Kim would like to give special thanks to Golden Valley hospice and his special nurse Christie Foster.

Plenty of music tonight at the Rich Hill 4th of July Celebration

Thinking about cruising down and checking out the Famous for the 4th Festivities in Rich Hill? 

Tonight's events are listed below including Co-Ed sand volleyball, The Isaac Kenneth Band and a street dance by MooDaddy Entertainment/ Steve Tiedeman Harrisonville.

July 3rd 
7pm Co-Ed Sand Volleyball tournament (call Luke Tourtillott 660-464-0900) East Park
7-9 pm Isaac Kenneth Band
9 pm Street Dance by Moodaddy Entertainment

Carnival opens at 6 pm
Wristbands are good 6-10.


Rich Hill 4th of July Badminton Tournament Winners

Congratulations to the badminton tournament winners! 1st - "Dirty Thirties" Ryan Brocka & Brian Thomas; 2nd - "The Idiots" Brice Fischer & Ethan Wheatley

Pies,pies everywhere pies!

Rich Hill 2020 "Famous for the 4th" Pie Auction successful with 37 entries and averages nearly $525 per pie! -  Information courtesy of Larry Hacker Bates County Southern Commissioner 

Seasonably Hot Independence Day Weekend -

Reminiscing about past 4th of July's in the office this morning and most of those memories among the staff are cooler than normal holidays. 

So, doing a little digging this morning shows that 14 of the last 16 Independence Day's were at or below normal! 

The normal high temperature for KC on the 4th is 88 and the current forecast high is also 88. #KCChillinWithFireworks