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Monday, July 6, 2020

Missouri governor signs bill to increase prison sentences


(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) –Today, Governor Mike Parson signed SB 600 to help address violent crime in Missouri. SB 600 modifies and creates several provisions relating to dangerous felonies, including offenses of conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms, criminal street gangs, and vehicle hijacking.

“As Governor and a former law enforcement officer for 22 years, protecting the citizens of our state is of utmost importance to my administration. We all want our communities to be safe, and we worry when we see violent criminals threaten our neighborhoods,” Governor Parson said. “SB 600 holds violent offenders accountable for their actions and is a major step towards safety and justice for our communities. We must continue working together to identify solutions, address crime, and keep Missourians safe.”

Under current law, a person cannot be convicted of an offense based upon a conspiracy to commit the offense unless he or she committed an overt act. SB 600 independently criminalizes an agreement to commit a criminal offense, allowing law enforcement and prosecutors to hold individuals who plan criminal enterprises accountable.

SB 600 also creates mandatory prison sentences for many violent offenses. Individuals convicted of certain violent offenses will not be eligible for probation, conditional release, or suspended imposition or execution of sentence for the minimum period of imprisonment.

Additionally, SB 600 increases the penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a dangerous felony from a Class D felony to a Class C felony. The legislation also establishes the Missouri Criminal Street Gangs Prevention Act, which modernizes the approach to prosecuting criminal gangs and reduces the barriers to bringing gang members to justice, and creates the offense of vehicle hijacking criminalizing the use of force to steal a vehicle.

To view SB 600, click here.

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

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

The new case is associated with a release that Adrian School District and the Health Center put out over the weekend. This case is a female in her 40’s with an Adrian address. This case was reported to another county which is why there was a delay in our release of information. 

But, the Health Department in that county did make contact with the patient and began the interview and contact tracing process. Bates County Health Center is now working with that county to identify and contact anyone that may have come in contact with this individual which may have put them at risk and will monitor them for any signs and symptoms of illness. Per CDC guidelines, this individual is isolated at home and any close contacts have been instructed on self-quarantine protocols.

Bates County Health Center will continue to work with Adrian School District with any further information as it becomes available. At this time anyone at the school that was in contact with the employee that is a relative of the positive case, would be a “contact of a close contact” which puts them in a low risk category.

As always, Individuals should continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available and avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth). It is up to each and everyone of us to stop the spread of this disease!

Raymore Peculiar School District COVID-19 update

The Raymore Peculiar School District learned today that a second high school employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Both positive cases involve non-teaching employees who had worked in close proximity to each other.

The Cass County Health Department is conducting the contact tracing related to these cases. The employees and affected contacts will be required to follow health department guidelines for quarantine and testing before returning to work.

The high school building is closed today for deep cleaning.

Summer School classes for middle school and high school students will begin on Tuesday, July 7, at the high school. Summer School classes for grades K-5 started today.

The health and safety of our students and employees is a top priority. We will make adjustments to procedures and schedule changes, if circumstances warrant.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we implement safety measures during the pandemic.

Obituary - James "Jim" Rankin

James "Jim" Rankin, age 73, of Rich Hill, MO passed away at his home on July 3, 2020. 

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 8 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Salem Cemetery in Foster, Missouri. 

Memorial Contributions to the Hume United Methodist Church or Woodfin Cemetery in care of Heuser Funeral Home.

Jim is survived by his wife, Janet Rankin of the home; one son, Jared & Janett Rankin, Nevada, MO; 2 grandchildren; and 2 Great-Grandchildren.



Obituary - Raymond Nathaniel Jacobs

Funeral services for Raymond Nathaniel Jacobs of Butler, Missouri will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Raymond Nathaniel Jacobs, age 78 of Butler Missouri died Friday, July 4, 2020 in Butler. He was born June 6, 1942 to Mildred Willene Brown in Butler, Missouri.

Raymond is survived by 1 son, Christopher Jacobs (Rosa) of Butler, Missouri; Three brothers, David Brown (Crystal), Kelvin Brown (Carolyn) and Mark Brown; Two sisters, Bertha Williams (John) of Topeka, Kansas; Diane Brown of Kansas City, Missouri; and Daughter-in-law Anna Shobe of Butler, Missouri.


Obituary - Mary Ann Mellen

Mary Ann Mellen, of Clinton Missouri, passed away Friday, July 3rd 2020 at the St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri. Her body will lie in state, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 1:00-5:00PM at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri. 

A private family graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

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

Obituary - Paul Scott Carr

Paul Carr, age 50, passed away at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 2 PM at Vansant-Mills Chapel with visitation one hour prior. 

A private family burial will follow at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Paul Carr Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

Paul Scott Carr was born August 21, 1969 in Wheeling, West Virginia, to Michael and Delores (Shriner) Carr. Paul graduated high school then went on to get his master's degree from UCM in Warrensburg, MO. He married Kimberly Kay Hesket on June 20, 1992 in Clinton, MO. Paul worked at Rival, as a substitute teacher, and a tutor. He was a published author and wrote plays.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents and wife Kimberly.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Cassidy Gene Carr, brother Michael (Julie) Carr of Windsor, MO, nephews, Michael (Diana) Carr, and Paul Carr, neice, Stephanie Jeanmarie Carr, great-neices, Dayleena Carr, Alya Carr and Adalyn Carr, and his dog Trixie.

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


Drexel R-IV School District COVID-19 update

July 6, 2020

The Drexel R-IV School District has been notified that a family member of an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has been sent home to quarantine and follow self-isolation practices. 

If the health department determines the need for contact tracing, the district will cooperate fully with these efforts. 

Please monitor for any symptoms and contact the county health department with any questions or concerns you may have.

Respectfully,
Terry Mayfield
Drexel R-IV Superintendent


St. Clair County Library Covid-19 Update

A St. Clair County Library staff member was potentially exposed to COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of staff and community members, all library facilities will remain closed until it is determined that the staff member is not positive for COVID-19. 

Thursday, July 9th is the tentative date for the library to reopen, following a negative result. Until then, be sure to use our digital materials through our website. All available holds will remain pending for pickup when we reopen and due dates for items will be extended.

Since resuming library services on May 4th, all library staff members have been implementing best practices for safety including wearing face masks, social distancing within the Library, installation of a clear barrier at the circulation desks, sanitizing areas after staff and public usage, and wearing gloves when handling returned materials. During the closure, we will continue to disinfect all library surfaces and quarantine returned materials for 72 hours.

Sincerely,
Angie Jones
Director
St. Clair County Library

BCMH Press Release: Recognizing board member Jim Shade for 15 Years of Service

On Tuesday, June 30, the board of directors of Bates County Memorial Hospital recognized Jim Shade for 15 years of service on the board. Jim was re-elected to the board on April 7, 2020, and currently serves as the board chairman.

When he was elected to the board in 2005, Jim started as a Vice Chairman, and has since served as Treasurer and Chairman. He sat on several committees, with a special interest in the Building, Utilization and Finance committee.

BCMH board members are elected officials, and have a significant responsibility for the operations and direction of the hospital.

About his role as a board member, Jim said, “I felt serving on the board of BCMH was an opportunity to help ensure that the residents of Bates County will have a hospital that provides quality health care, now and in the future. The hospital is one of the area’s largest employers, and its economic impact is significant. All this and more makes BCMH a cornerstone to the residents of Bates County.”


MSHP Reports Five Traffic Fatalities, Zero Boating Fatalities, & One Drowning Over July Fourth Holiday Counting Period

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2020 July Fourth holiday statistics:

2020 July Fourth Holiday Traffic Statistics

Troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend.

2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics

Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and 25 drug arrests. There was one drowning over the holiday weekend.

The 2020 July Fourth holiday counting period began at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 2, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2020.

[During the 2019 counting period, 15 people were killed and 457 injured statewide in Missouri over the holiday in 1,109 traffic crashes. Troopers arrested 162 people for driving while intoxicated last year. Over the 2019 July Fourth holiday, there were nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Three people drowned during last year's holiday. Troopers made 13 boating while intoxicated arrests during the 2019 counting period.]

Traffic fatalities occurred in the Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO, Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, MO, and Troop F, Jefferson City, MO, areas. Troopers worked all five traffic fatalities.

There were no traffic or boating fatalities or drownings on Thursday, July 2, 2020, during the counting period.

One person drowned Friday, July 3, 2020. Gregory J. Muller, 62, of O’Fallon, MO, drowned when he was swimming off a sandbar and got caught in an eddy. Muller was not wearing a life jacket. The incident occurred at the 54-mile marker of the Missouri River in St. Charles County. St. Charles Ambulance District personnel pronounced Muller deceased at the scene.

One person died in a traffic crash on Friday, July 3, 2020. Samuel T. Jakubczak, 24, of Troy, MO, died when another driver failed to yield and the motorcycle he was operating struck the driver’s side of the vehicle. Jakubczak was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, which occurred on Missouri Highway J south of Pear Tree Road in Lincoln County. Lincoln County Coroner R. Parker pronounced Jakubczak deceased at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash; she sustained serious injuries.

Two people died on Saturday, July 4, 2020. A one-year-old male from Kansas City, MO, died after being struck by a vehicle. The child was in the roadway at the time of the crash. The crash occurred on Shawnee View Drive in Camden County, MO. Dr. W.T. Cooper pronounced the child deceased at Lake Regional Hospital. The driver of the vehicle was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was not injured.

Regino Puente, 63, of Dallas, TX, died when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving, and it ran off the left side of the roadway, and overturned. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The crash occurred on Interstate 55 at the 33-mile marker in New Madrid County, MO. New Madrid County Coroner George DeLisle pronounced Puente deceased at the scene. There were two passengers in Puente’s vehicle. One passenger was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, and sustained serious injuries. The other passenger was wearing a seat belt and sustained serious injuries.

Two people died in fatal traffic crashes on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Bryan H. Sanders, 53, of Odessa, MO, died when the motorcycle he was driving traveled off the roadway, struck a fence and several trees. Sanders was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The crash occurred on Missouri Route OO at NW 521st Road in Johnson County, MO. Dr. C. Hirsch pronounced Sanders deceased at Western Missouri Medical Center. A passenger on the motorcycle sustained moderate injuries. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Information about the remaining fatality is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The crash occurred in Butler County, MO.

NOTE: The fatality statistics in this news release could change if late deaths occur, if other departments report fatalities after this news release was sent out, or if a fatality is determined to be caused by a medical condition rather than a traffic incident.


Obituary -Naomi Faye Palo

Naomi Faye Palo, 85, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. 

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 10:00-10:30 a.m.

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).


Feel the heat this week

It doesn't get anymore July than this. Seasonable heat and humidity, with off and on chances for thunderstorms later this week.


Vernon County Most Wanted Suspect Taken Into Custody After Citizens Help

An El Dorado Springs resident is in custody after being placed on the Vernon County’s Most Wanted List. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, Detectives located 21-year old Chad Ellison and were able to take him into custody Monday morning in the 600 block of W. Garfield Street in Nevada, MO. Mosher says, 

“Our Office started receiving some great tips on Ellison from the citizen’s after our Most Wanted List was posted on our Facebook page. It’s great to have the support and assistance from the public in order continue to make our Community a safer place”.

Ellison is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a warrant for Tampering With a Motor Vehicle-1st Degree with a $5,000 cash or surety bond after he failed to appear in Court.


Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report June 29th, 2020 thru July 5th, 2020

June 29th, 2020
CHECK WELL BEING - BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
MISCELLANEOUS - RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - DREXEL
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
FRAUD/THEFT - ROCKVILLE
ANIMAL CALL ARCHIE
STRANDED MOTORIST - RICH HILL
SUICIDAL PERSON - RICH HILL
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
MVA HIT & RUN - RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BATES CO
ALARM CALL - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
FOLLOW UP - ADRIAN
JUVENILE PROBLEM - AMSTERDAM
ANIMAL CALL - AMSTERDAM
THEFT/STEALING - RICH HILL
911 HANG UP - AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST - AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
JUVENILE PROBLEM - ADRIAN

June 30th, 2020
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST- RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE- BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE- BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE- BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BCSO
PAPER SERVICE - FOSTER
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE - ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE - BCSO
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP -
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - BUTLER
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
PEDESTRIAN CHECK - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - BUTLER
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - BUTLER
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST - URICH
ASSAULT - ADRIAN

July 1st, 2020
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
PROWLER - ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING - BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
ABANDONED VEHICLE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - DREXEL
THEFT/STEALING - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
FOLLOW UP - AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BATES CO
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
WARRANT SERVICE - RICH HILL
WARRANT SERVICE - RICH HILL
WARRANT SERVICE - RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
MVA - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BATES CO
PAPER SERVICE - BATES CO
PAPER SERVICE - BATES CO
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - UNK LOC
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP - SPRUCE
SPEAK TO OFFICER - DREXEL
EXTRA PATROL - DREXEL

July 2nd, 2020
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - PASSAIC
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
ALARM CALL - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - FOSTER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE - RICH HILL
DFS ASSIST - ADRIAN
DOMESTIC - ADRIAN
REFUSE TO LEAVE - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BATES CO
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
TRESPASSING - ADRIAN
SLIDE OFF - AMORET
ABANDONED VEHICLE - ADRIAN
C & I DRIVER - PASSAIC
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
DISTURBANCE - BUTLER
DOMESTIC - ADRIAN
C & I DRIVER - BUTLER

July 3rd, 2020
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
STRANDED MOTORIST - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - AMSTERDAM
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
DEBRIS IN ROADWAY - BUTLER
C & I DRIVER - PASSAIC
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
STRANDED MOTORIST - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - AMSTERDAM
TRESPASSING - ADRIAN

July 4th, 2020
ASSAULT - ADRIAN
DOMESTIC - DREXEL
ABANDONED VEHICLE - APPLETON CITY
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
ROAD CLOSURE - RICH HILL
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - BUTLER
911 HANG UP - BATES CO
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - VIRGINIA
ABANDONED VEHICLE - AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - PASSAIC
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
911 HANG UP - UNK LOC
911 HANG UP - ADRIAN
HARASSMENT - ADRIAN
SPECIAL DETAIL - KANSAS CITY
FOLLOW UP - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
C & I DRIVER - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
C & I DRIVER - RICH HILL
PEDESTRIAN CHECK - RICH HILL

July 5th, 2020
CHECK WELL BEING - RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - DREXEL
STRANDED MOTORIST - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - RICH HILL
BRUSH FIRE - RICH HILL
911 HANG UP - BUTLER
911 HANG UP - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
C & I DRIVER - BUTLER
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE - RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING - BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY- ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
BURGLARY - AMSTERDAM
BURGLARY - AMORET
C & I DRIVER- ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER- AMSTERDAM
CHECK WELL BEING- DREXEL
SPEAK TO OFFICER- ADRIAN
FOLLOW UP - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER- DREXEL
STRANDED MOTORIST- RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
DISTURBANCE- ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER- DREXEL



Parents and students of the Miami R-1 School District

Please know that the Miami R-1 Administration and staff are currently developing a school-wide Covid-19 related reentry plan/protocol.

Much consideration is being made as we determine the most appropriate path to reentry this fall. It is important for the district to share that we are working collaboratively with the Bates County Health Department and other entities to best meet the safety needs of both students and staff. 


The district is purchasing necessary cleaning/sanitizing equipment along with implementing certain specific procedural practices. The district’s intent is to provide the greatest level of normalcy within a framework of safety.

We will share our reentry plan prior to the start of school. However, due to the fluidity of the pandemic, we intend for the document to be flexible to better meet the needs of our students, staff, and community.





Thank you for supporting your Miami Eagles!


Henry County Health Center confirms new case of COVID-19

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of another positive case of COVID-19 that resides in the town of Clinton. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to twenty-one. 

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick. 

The CDC has issued the recommendation for individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Tire Tech needed in Harrisonville

Tire tech needed. Experience preferred but not mandatory! APPLY IN PERSON!!!

Young's Tire and Wheel Center located at 1305 S. Commercial St. in Harrisonville, Missouri.





Butler Police Department Activity Report for 06/29/2020 - 07/05/2020

We've had some FB issues, but here is our weekly press release is back. 06/29/2020 - 07/05/2020

Monday 06/29/2020
Assist other agency - well being check
Animal complaint - 900 block of S. High
Speak to Officer
Vehicle check
Assist other agency - medical
Assist other agency - attempt to locate
Warrant Service - Casey's on Ft. Scott
Disturbance

Tuesday 06/30/2020
Disturbance
Stolen Bicycle - suspect located riding the bicycle
Recovered property
Runaway juvenile - found

Wednesday 07/01/2020
Medical
Animal at large
Warrant service - S. High
Animal at large
Agency assist - well being check

Thursday 07/02/2020
Physical disturbance - McDonald's
Speak to Officer
Semi stuck in trees - Alley way N. of Casey's on Orange
Suspicious activity - S. park
Attempted burglary - E. Ft. Scott
Assist other agency - traffic stop
Suspicious hole - 300 block of W. Ohio
Firework complaint
Assist other agency - disturbance

Friday 07/03/2020
Speak to Officer in regards to witchcraft
Funeral escort
Check well being - Boy-scout park - everything okay
Attempted burglary - E. Ft. Scott
Firework complaint

Saturday 07/04/2020
Firework complaint
Speak to Officer in regards to threats
Speak to Officer in regards to threats
Vandalism - Square
Firework complaint
Trespass
Firework complaint
Attempted arson - suspect taken into custody

Sunday 07/05/2020
Harassment complaint
Domestic Disturbance
Suspicious activity / trespass - 600 block of N. Fulton
Juvenile complaint
Well being check - 500 block of W. Ohio
Recovered property
Firework complaint
Firework complaint



Bates County USDA news release



Attention Bates County producers who owned cattle, hogs, sheep, milk, corn, and soybeans on or after January 15, 2020.

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic.

FSA is available over the phone and virtually to walk you through the application process, whether it’s the first time you’ve worked with FSA, or if you know us quite well. The Bates County USDA office can be reached at 660-679-6112.

Applying for Assistance

Producers of all eligible commodities will apply through their local FSA office. Those who use the online calculator tool will be able to print off a pre-filled CFAP application, sign, and submit to your local FSA office either electronically or via hand delivery. Please contact your local office to determine the preferred method. Find contact information for your local office at farmers.gov/cfap.

Documentation to support the producer’s application and certification may be requested after the application is filed.

More Information To find the latest information on CFAP, visit farmers.gov/cfap or call 877-508-8364.

USDA Service Centers are open for business by phone appointment only, and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with producers by phone and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the FSA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other Service Center agency are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. More information can be found at farmers.gov/coronavirus.

Vernon County Health Department COVID-19 update


(Nevada,Mo) There has been a lot of discussion on social media this weekend regarding a COVID-19 related death in our county. 

After investigating this issue it was found that there was a case that had some details entered inaccurately to the state system. There is NO death related to COVID-19 in Vernon County. 

That is information we would release if it were to happen. We are fortunate that all our cases are recovered, asymptomatic, or have mild illness.

Save The Date!

Hope you can join us for a Burger or hot dog lunch and visit.


Picnic on the courthouse lawn in Butler tomorrow