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Friday, September 4, 2020

2020 Missouri State High School Football Week 2 Scores:

2020 Missouri State High School Football Week 2 Scores: 

Archie 56, Rich Hill 34
Adrian 26, Lighthouse Christian 20
Aurora 22, Monett 7
Ava 20, Strafford 14
Battle 52, Capital City High 12
Butler 61, Sherwood 0
Blair Oaks 49, Knob Noster 0
Bolivar 42, Parkview 7
Booneville 74, Holden 2
Buffalo 49, Forsyth 0
Carthage 21, Carl Junction 20
California 49, Fulton 0
Cassville 22, Marshfield 20
Center 40, Marshall 6
Crest Ridge 44, Wellington-Napoleon 6
Cole Camp 40, Lone Jack 0
Drexel 34, Appleton City 6
Fair Grove 58, Liberty 38
Farmington 10, Potosi 6
Grain Valley 36, Oak Park 6
Hannibal 32, Jefferson City 21
Hogan Prep 16, Ash Grove 8
Jasper 66, Osceola 14
Lamar 27, Reed Springs 23
Lees Summit North 34, Lees Summit 28
Lees Summit West 28, Blue Springs South 21
Liberal 62, Concordia 42
Liberty 32, Liberty North 21
Lockwood 55, Sarcoxie 32
Maryville 42, Harrisonville 40
Mt. Vernon 42, East Newton 28
Nevada 31, Hollister 6
North KC 47, Central (St.Joe) 6
Nixa 35, Joplin 34
Park Hill South 42, Grandview 0
Pembroke Hill 42, East (KansasCity) 14
Pleasant Hill 42, St. Joe Benton 6
Pierce City 47, Diamond 0
Princeton 38, Cass Midway 19 
Oak Grove 24, Warrensburg 14
Odessa 55, Clinton 0
Orrick 35, Norborne 26
Ozark 26, Branson 16
Ray-Pec 47, Blue Springs 20

Raytown 52, Raytown South 8
Republic 27, Willard 8
Rock Bridge 42, Smith Cotton (Sedalia) 0
Rockhurst 24, Park Hill 3

Skyline 84, Stockton 62
Slater 15, Polo 14
Stanberry 38, Albany 34
Staley 42, Ft. Osage 18
St. Clair 45, Salem 14
Sweet Springs 14, Carrollton 13

Warsaw 42, Versailles 14
Washington 35, Pacific 0
Windsor 41, Lincoln 0
Webb City 45, Neosho 0
West Plains 27, Hillcrest 26

Two vehicle accident in Vernon County

On 9/4/20 around 3:59pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County along with Vernon County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Fairview Road around 3 miles west of Harwood.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2008 Chevrolet 1500 driven by 53 year old Anthony R. Penington of Eldorado Springs, Missouri failed to yield and was struck by the 2004 Toyota Tacoma driven by a unknown 16 year old male from Schell City, Missouri before overturning.

Mr. Penington sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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Harrisonville Water Department Crews on scene of water main break

NOW: The Harrisonville Water Department is currently repairing a water main break on Marler Lane, Between Wall and Pearl Streets. 

Areas affected will be mostly isolated to the square, but other nearby neighborhoods may also be affected. 

We appreciate your patience during this time. We will update this post when the issue is resolved.

Pittsburg Kansas man charged with sex crimes in Barton County

An investigation conducted by the Barton County Sheriff's Office has ended with one subject in Custody on Forcible Rape and Forcible Sodomy charges. On 07-30-2020 a subject that deputies had been looking for was reported to be in the Golden City area.

Deputy Sheriff A. J. Eaves was able to located the subject and detain him at an address in Golden City. He was transported back to the Barton County Sheriff's Office for further investigation. 

At the conclusion of the investigation reports have been sent to the Barton County Prosecutor Mike Smalley and he has filed formal Criminal Charges. 

Arrested is Jason R. Wilson, age 36, of Pittsburg Kansas. He is incarcerated on a no bond warrant and in the Barton County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Subject wanted on warrants in Barton County

On 09/02/2020 Barton County Deputies went to Golden City to try and locate a subject that had two active warrants for his arrest. 

Cody G. Roller, age 27, of Golden City has two active warrants out of Barton County. The criminal charges listed on the warrants are Domestic Assault 3rd degree, Burglary 2nd degree, and Stealing a motor vehicle.

Roller was located at a residence in the area of Church street and A street by Deputy Matt Griffitt and Deputy Brandon Carbone. Once he had been told about him having active warrants and the deputies telling him that he was under arrest Roller ran from deputies on foot. 

Deputies believed they had observed him go inside a residence in the area of B street and Church. The residence was searched however Roller was not located inside.

At this time Cody Roller still has the active warrants for his arrest. If anybody has information of his location you can call the Sheriff's Office at 417-682-5541. You can also call in anonymously.

The best case scenario would be that Roller would see this post and just decide to turn himself into the Jail.

Obituary - Margaret Sue Everley

Margaret Sue Everley, 78, of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020.

She was born February 24, 1942 in Lone Jack, Missouri, to Morris and Dorothy Snow. She married Charles F. Everley on August 22, 1958.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Everley; four daughters, Karen Smith (Topeka, Kansas), Sharrol & Steve Stover (Elkins, Arkansas), JoAnn Gaston (Wichita, Kansas), Rebecca & Jason Milton (Apache Junction, Arizona); one brother, Leonard Snow (Independence, Missouri); grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. No Services are planned at this time! 

Update: Fire at Village Laundry & Dry Cleaning in Nevada caused by faulty wiring

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office News Release August 18 through September 1, 2020

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 17 arrests and took multiple reports during the weeks of August 18 through September 1, 2020.    

View the full press release by using the link that we have provided for you below:

Barton County Sheriff's Office looking for wanted Sex Offender

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is asking for the communities assistance in locating a subject with an outstanding warrant. 

Jason W. Cobb, age 38, of Lamar has an active class E felony warrant for failure to register as a sexual offender out of Barton County. 

If anybody has any information on his location you can call the Barton County Sheriff's Office at 417-682-5541. You can also call in anonymously. 

The best case scenario would be that Cobb would see this post and just decide to turn himself into the Barton County Jail.

Update: Fatality Fire ruled accidental in Clinton

At 4:41pm yesterday, the Clinton Fire Department received an alarm for a structure fire at 102 West Fairview Street in Clinton. The on-duty crew of 4 personnel and Fire Chief Mark Manuel responded to the address, finding light smoke showing from the residence upon their arrival.

While en route to the address, fire crews were notified by Central Dispatch that Clinton Police officers on scene had obtained information that a resident of the home was possibly still inside. Fire crews immediately formed a search crew and entered the home to search for possible occupants still inside. Two search crews entered the home and located an occupant, unresponsive, in a bedroom of the residence. 

The occupant was removed from the home by the search crews into EMS care. Fire and EMS personnel immediately began resuscitation efforts on the occupant who was pulseless. After approximately 45 minutes of resuscitation efforts, the occupant was pronounced deceased.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was initiated by Fire Chief Mark Manuel with the assistance of Clinton Fire Department Fire Investigator Lieutenant Mitch Grimes. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was requested to assist in the investigation and upon their arrival, a joint investigation team was initiated to determine the cause of the fire. 

After the investigation was concluded, the fire was ruled accidental in nature with a probable cause of misuse of candles. It is believed that the victim of this fire was asleep when the fire started and did not awake to the fire, succumbing to smoke inhalation while sleeping. The home did have smoke detectors, however, none were sounding upon the arrival of fire crews.

A total of 14 firefighters were on scene for approximately 4 hours. Assisting agencies included the Clinton Police Department, Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Ambulance, and Henry County Coroner Dain Sisk.

Happy 100th Marian Eikenbary

Marian Wheatley Eikenbary, formerly of Rich Hill,  will be celebrating her 100th birthday on September 11th. 

Family and friends are invited to send cards and well wishes to Marian as she celebrates her centennial birthday!


Marian Eikenbary
c/o Medicalodge  Room 132

103 E. Nursery St.

Butler, MO 64730

Memories Of Sixty Years In Butler: Churches and Preachers


Memories Of Sixty Years In Butler

by James Ring




Butler has always had a truly great assortment of religious groups, and there was always room for one more, it seems. When I showed up around 1960, I soon became acquainted with people of faith from all the local persuasions. I had already been pretty thoroughly indoctrinated with ecumenism, growing up in family populated with a variety of stripes and scriptures. Arguing religion and politics was normal, but never to the point of division.


From its early days, Butler’s Square was surrounded by churches within easy walking distance. Some, like the Methodists and Catholics, were served by clergy assigned to the task by organizational hierarchy, while others, like the Baptist, Christian and Church of Christ, “called” their preacher with their own governing board. In any case, these church leaders came and went regularly, new ones taking the place of those “called elsewhere.” I tried to make the acquaintance of them all, but time has erased most names.


Despite having several Jewish families residing in Butler, a local synagogue was never established with its own Rabbi, the Butler Jews preferring to attend Temple B’nai Jehudah in Kansas City. Martin Levy’s family cared for a historic Torah scroll brought from Germany before the rise of Hitler. The area’s Christian Science followers went to Clinton’s church, and the Seventh Day Adventists worshiped in Nevada. Latter Day Saints devotees went into Kansas City or Clinton for services, there was an active RLDS (Reorganized LDS) congregation here, now renamed the Community we of Christ. 


In 1960, the St. Patrick’s Catholic church and rectory was at High and Ohio streets, a too-small brick building just north of the Grade school that was eventually replaced in 1962 by the current building on Nursery street. The oldest Butler church is probably the Presbyterian building on Pine street, built in 1884, just west of the old High school. The Mt. Zion Methodist church building at 504 East Pine is probably next in age, constructed in 1897. The original First Baptist church was located on the site of the Post Office, before being relocated in 1915 to Pine and Delaware, across from the First Christian church. Immanuel Baptist was established just off west 52 at Prospect Street in 1959, just before I came to town.


Over the years, we saw the Butler Assembly of God and Church of the Nazarene congregations established, along with the Calvary Baptist, Fulton St. Church of Christ and Berean Baptist houses of worship. 


Ministers, as we said, came and went, some staying longer than others. Rev. Orville Woolery was at First Baptist when I came, and Rev. Roy Blalock moved into town shortly after, over at First Christian. Word had it that Bro. Blalock went into Levy’s store on his first week here and Uncle Paul Levy told him that, as a minister, he could purchase anything at an ecclesiastical discount, upon which he responded “No, I’m nobody special just because I work for the Lord; I pay whatever anyone else pays.”


In the 1990s, the Clyde Dupin Crusade, billed as the “Billy Graham of small towns” organized a week-long community-wide revival, centered on bringing more people into the pews and uniting as many of the local churches as possible in a common effort. With preaching by Bro. Dupin every night, the Assembly of God sanctuary was filled to capacity and a lot of souls were drawn to salvation. We have to believe that some of the good done in that week is still working here today.


A community needs spiritual guidance, in addition to stores, schools and streetlights. If our churches are allowed to decay and fall away, the foundation of the our nation is sure to crumble as well. Know God, or No God—that’s our choice.

Obituary - Dwight Hedger

A Celebration of Life for Dwight Hedger will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.  There is no visitation. Hopefully by social distancing and wearing masks the spread of the virus can be slowed.   We urge everyone to maintain social distance and preferably wear a mask, refrain from hugging or hand shaking.  Dwight’s wishes were to be cremated.  Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri.  Online condolences

Dwight Lee Hedger, age 70 of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Butler, Missouri died Monday, May 11, 2020 at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola.  He was born December 6, 1949 to Frank Reuben and Hannah Louella Sims Hedger in Butler.

Dwight is survived by his son, Junior Munsterman and wife Rena of Odessa, Missouri; one brother, Jack Hedger and wife Pam of Butler, Missouri; an aunt, Betty Robey of Butler, Missouri; his girlfriend, Nancy Hughes of Pensacola, Florida; and 7 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank and Jerry; and one sister, Connie Schaffer.

Obituary - Donald Johnston

Donald "Don" Ray Johnston, age 81 of Amsterdam, Missouri died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.  He was born November 22, 1938 to Robert Newton and Ruth Shirley Robertson Johnston in Deerfield, Missouri.

Don's wishes were to be cremated.  A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date in Hillsdale, Kansas.  Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Online condolences

Don is survived by his life-long partner, Janet Chambers of Amsterdam, Missouri; two sisters, Wanda Johnston of Lake Port, California and Edna Tivis of Warrensburg, Missouri.