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Monday, July 20, 2020

Obituary - Shannon James Underwood

Shannon James Underwood
Shannon James Underwood, 52, Liberty, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in a motorcycle accident.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, July 22, at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO. 

Graveside services to be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Ballard, MO. Contributions may be made to Great Plains Victory Club.

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


Obituary - Margaret Sage Logan

Margaret Sage Logan died peacefully at age 96 (6 weeks from her 97th birthday) on May 4, 2020 due to heart complications in Peoria, Illinois. Margaret was born on June 14, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, to George and Susan Sage. The only girl with six brothers, she was preceded in death by all but 91 year old brother David. 

Growing up on a farm in Adrian, Mo. during the Depression created a tight knit family. Once her brothers put a frog in her bed and all got a whoopin’ from age 4 to 16 because they wouldn’t squeal on each other, yet the oldest, Larry, purchased her first store bought dress. They were a laughing, loving family.

Margaret gave her life to Jesus on December 14, 1934 at Fairview Baptist Church, Butler, Missouri during a revival under the preaching of evangelist Elmer Josephson. She was baptized on March 10, 1935 in the Baptist Church at Adrian Missouri by Rev. Russell Kirchner.

After attending Ballard High School, Margaret went to Southwest Baptist College graduating in 1943 where she met Gordon Logan, a pastoral student, and the love of her life. She went to St. Louis, Missouri to Missouri Baptist Hospital to pursue a nursing degree following in her mother’s footsteps. She then completed Nurses’ training at Missouri Baptist Hospital, receiving her R.N. license. She also was a cadet nurse during WWII. Gordon and Margaret married in 1944. Margaret received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bradley University in 1974. Wherever Gordon was to called to pastor, Margaret would find a job at the local hospital. She worked at Missouri Baptist (now called Research Hospital) and at Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois she was charge nurse and awesome pastor’s wife at Morton Baptist Church. Following Gordon to his pastoral calling in Rockford, Illinois, Margaret became a nursing and hospital director in the Resource Department implementing sharp safes and other innovations, finally retiring at age 68, but keeping up her license till age 93.

Margaret was always helping people whether it was starting home IV’s, modernizing hospital safety, giving rides to church, playing piano and teaching Sunday School, typing calendar and agendas as church secretary or teaching VBS at age 90. Her passion was praying for others to know Jesus and be saved. She was also awarded the Illinois Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) Legacy Award in 2014. She loved mission work.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband Gordon and five brothers: Larry, Erwin, John, Lloyd, and Dwight. She is survived by her daughter in Morton, Illinois, Susan Martin, son-in-law Bill Martin, and granddaughters Brooke Martin, Laura Season and husband Jason. Also survived by daughter in Barneston, Nebraska, Cindy Mayhew, son-in-law Greg Mayhew, granddaughters Ginger and Barbara Mayhew. Finally survived by daughter in Challis, Idaho, Barb (Campbell) Thomas, son-in-law Jim Thomas, grandson Roy Campbell with fiancée Lisa High-Allord, granddaughter Amanda Revard with husband Shawn, and great grandkids Laura and Lukas Revard.

Margaret will be interred next to husband Gordon in the family plot at West Point cemetery in Missouri, and a Celebration of Life ceremony will take place sometime this summer. Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North American Mission Board. Online condolences may be made to Margaret’s family at www.remmertfuneralhome.com.


Bates County Health Center confirms 6 new positive cases of COVID-19

Bates County Health Center has confirmed more positive cases of COVID-19 in Bates County.

Case #1—male in his 30’s from Adrian. Because of delayed testing results, this individual has completed isolation at this time.

Case #2—male in his 20’s from Adrian. Because of delayed testing results, this individual has completed isolation at this time.

Both of these cases were contacted previously as close contacts of a positive case and were under quarantine at home.

Case #3—male in his 30’s from Adrian. This individual was a close contact to a previous positive case and had been in contact with our office before his test was performed, therefore he had already begun to quarantine at home prior to receiving test results. During the investigation, primary contacts were household and individuals that attended a small private event—those individuals have been contacted.

Case #4—male in his 50’s from Butler. This individual was tested at a mass testing event at his place of employment which is NOT in Bates County. At this time, he is isolated at home awaiting follow up testing at his place of employment.

Case #5—male in his 20’s from Hume. Investigation revealed close contacts to be those in his immediate household and one other person which we are in the process of contacting. This individual and household contacts are completing isolation and quarantine at this time.

Case #6—male in his 60’s from Adrian. This individual was also a close contact to a previous positive case. He had self-quarantined at home prior to receiving test results and will continue to be in isolation at his home. During the investigation, primary contacts were notified and are quarantined.

All individuals advised of isolation and quarantine are per CDC guidelines.

Please remember if there is no risk for any community transmission found through the investigation, nothing is released.

At this time, Bates County has had 30 positives cases, 6 of which are currently active.

With our numbers for Bates County rising, we hope everyone will 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). Wearing a mask in public is also encouraged. It is up to each and every one of us to stop the spread of this disease!


Obituary - Donald Francisco Herman

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, our family lost their hero unexpectedly. Donald Francisco Herman passed away approximately 1 am after declining health. He was a strong, simple man who loved and accepted everyone, was devoted to his family, and who embraced life with open arms.

Donald was born July 7, 1956 in Wichita, Kansas to Donald M. and Angie (Nunez) Herman and was a long-term resident of Nevada, MO. Recently he went to live with his family in Springfield, MO. 

After he graduated from high school, he held many labor jobs in Washington where he met the love of his life and his wife, Karen Anne Lancaster Herman, of twenty-one years before her passing. He was a custodian for Nevada Schools and a maintenance worker for the Nevada Housing Authority.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Marie, his wife, Karen, and his oldest daughter Amy Dawn. He is survived by his daughter Darcy Herman, his sisters Donna, Janet, Carla, and Ginger and their families, and his extended family in Springfield, the Harden's, Miller's, Thomas', and Presley's. He was a wonderful brother, father, grandfather, and friend. He is loved and missed so much but will live on in our hearts forever.

A memorial for Donald will be held on Wednesday, July 22 at 2pm at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S Washington, Nevada, MO. Friends, family, and members of the community are invited to come celebrate his life.

Memorials are suggested to the family c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.


Bates County Elks Freedom Grant

The Bates County Elks were able to show their support to local veterans with the help of a $2500 grant from the Elks National Veterans Service Commission. With this grant they were able to make baskets filled with various comfort items and personalized throws for 16 veterans. They also were able to make a $500 donation to the Adrian VFW Post 1937 for their Veteran’s Relief fund. Pictured L –R front row: Don Arndt, Chaplain/Adjutant VFW, Tim Hummel, Quarter Master VFW, Terry Agnew, Surgeon VFW & Elks Trustee, Denny Petty, Commander VFW, Chris Cook Elks Exalted Ruler, Diana Bennett, Elks Trustee, Freedom Grant Organizer. Back row: Tiffany Blaser, Elks Secretary, Brenda Cecil, Elks Treasurer, Jason Bennett, Elks Leading Knight, Ryan Agnew, Elks PER, John Mertz, Elks Loyal Knight, Aubrey Westmoreland, Elks Tiler, Tammy Morgan, Elks Lecturing Knight.




Something wonderful on the Butler square...

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) made a showing on the Butler square over the weekend as 13 riders from the Osage Chapter participated in a 100 mile ride in conjunction with more than 350 other chapters around the nation. To commemorate the ride, 100 balloons were released as part of the fundraiser to increase awareness of child abuse. -photos courtesy Sweet Dreams Photography



Kids Cookie Decorating Class in Harrisonville



KIDS!!! Join Lisa Deadmond for a fun DIY class on cookie decorating. 

A small supply list will be provided when you register at Artisan's Corner. Contact us @ 816-793-0073 or artisanscorneronwall@gmail. 

You must prepay to reserve your spot. Class size is limited to 10 and is located on the 2nd floor of Artisan's Corner.

https://www.facebook.com/events/286142555939635/

ROAR VBS at Amoret Christian Church

ROAR VBS at Amoret Christian Church July 20-24. Supper is at 5:30 VBS from 6-8:30. Ages 4 years old to 7th grade

Butler city meetings to be live streamed this week

The Butler City finance meeting at 5 pm and the council meeting at 7 pm Tuesday evening will both be video live-streamed on Facebook

We just made access to videos a lot easier- by using the links at the top of our page you can easily jump to our latest YouTube and Facebook videos!


Get fresh produce today in Amsterdam

Come to Leona's Mini Mart in Amsterdam RIGHT NOW and get some fresh corn, zucchini, squash, onions, and eggs!

$5.00 a dozen on corn
$2.00 zucchini ea
$1.50 squash ea
$3.00 eggs dozen



Obituary - Elsie Faye Zimmerman

Elsie Faye Zimmerman, 89, of Adrian, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 at her home in Adrian. 

Service information and an obituary will be updated when that information becomes available. 

Contributions may be made to the Archie United Methodist Church, Archie, MO.

Bowers Family Love Fund



There is a love fund set up for the Bowers family at Community First Bank in Butler. Single mom of 6 kids who lost everything in a house fire on Friday in rural Bates County!

I am striking out on finding a rental house in Butler. I have checked with all the major landlords, if anyone knows of a house for rent please let me know about it!! - Rachelle from Bates County Community Resource Program


Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report July 13th, 2020 thru July 19th, 2020


July 13th, 2020
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
ASSAULT - AMSTERDAM
THEFT/STEALING - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SPEAKER TO OFFICER - AMORET
SEXUAL ASSAULT - JERICO SPRINGS
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST - MIAMI CO
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING - BUTLER
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE - DREXEL
FOLLOW UP - DREXEL
SPECIAL DETAIL - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - DREXEL
TRAFFIC HAZARD - BUTLER
July 14th, 2020
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
SUICIDAL PERSON - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
FIRE CALL - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - AMORET
TRAFFIC STOP - AMORET
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
CONTROLLED BURN - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - DREXEL
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - PASSAIC
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
THREATS - ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE - RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE - RICH HILL
LITTERING - RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BCSO
STOLEN VEHICLE - ROCKVILLE
DISTURBANCE - RICH HILL
July 15th, 2020
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-HUME
AGENCY ASSIST-BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING-ADRIAN
TRAFFIC HAZARD-BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-AMSTERDAM
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST-AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP-DREXEL
C&I DRIVING-RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE-ADRIAN
SMOKE INVESTIGATION - ADRIAN
WARRANT SERVICE - ARCHIE
SCAM CALL - BUTLER
EXTRA PATROL - AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
July 16th, 2020
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
911 HANG UP - BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - DREXEL
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ROCKVILLE
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
THEFT/STEALING - ADRIAN
DISTURBANCE - BUTLER
TRAFFIC HAZARD - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC HAZARD - BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST - ADRIAN
C & I DRIVER - ARCHIE
SPEAK TO OFFICER - SPRINGFIELD
MVA - RICH HILL
SEX OFFENDER CHECK - RICH HILL
CIVIL MATTER/ STANDBY - DREXEL
ANIMAL CALL - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
STRANDED MOTORIST - BUTLER
FIRE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS - ADRIAN
PEDESTRIAN CHECK - AMSTERDAM
July 17th, 2020
PEDESTRIAN CHECK - RICH HILL
MVA - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
911 HANG UP - BUTLER
FOLLOW UP - AMORET
PAPER SERVICE - RICH HILL
STRUCTURE FIRE - AMORET
CIVIL MATTER/STANDBY - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER - DREXEL
DOMESTIC - ROCKVILLE
July 18th, 2020
THEFT/STEALING - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
FOLLOW UP - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - URICH
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY -ADRIAN
DEBRIS IN ROADWAY - AMORET
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
911 HANG UP - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - UNKNOWN
PAPER SERVICE - URICH
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
THEFT/STEALING - HUME
ANIMAL CALL - ARCHIE
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
FOLLOW UP - RICH HILL
ABANDONED VEHICLE - RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PROPERTY DAMAGE - FOSTER
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
TRESPASSING - ADRIAN
July 19th, 2020
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
ANIMAL CAL - BUTLER
ABANDONED VEHICLE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE -ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - APPLETON CITY
FOLLOW UP - AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC HAZARD - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
THEFT/STEALING - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - BUTLER
C&I DRIVER - AMSTERDAM
PROPERTY DAMAGE - ADRIAN
ALARM CALL - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BATES CO
AMBULANCE REQUEST- BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING- ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST- BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER

Henry County Health Center confirms 3 new cases of COVID-19

July 17: The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of three more positive cases of COVID-19. 

Two if the cases reside in Clinton and one in Windsor. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 47. Currently Henry County has 21 patients on isolation, 3 deceased, and 23 have recovered.

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 Henry County Health Center and Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare strongly recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Obituary - Elmer Ray Derry

Elmer Ray Derry, age 57 of Butler, Missouri passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Rich Hill Christian Church with visitation Tuesday, 5-7 pm at the Church.

Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery in Rich Hill, Missouri. 


Memorial contributions can be made to the Bucknuckle c/o Heuser Funeral Home.