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Monday, September 14, 2020

Healthcare Heroes: BCMH Laundry Department


Healthcare Heroes: BCMH Laundry Department
We're recognizing employees this week for Healthcare Environmental Services Week, September 13-19, 2020. This year, like many others, their workload has increased to include additional infection prevention measures. 


Say thanks to Bailee, Joe and Elizabeth for the important tasks they perform to protect our patients and staff. Pictured, from left: Baily Stout, Joe Hermann, Laundry Foreman, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Pantry Thrift Store looking for help

We are looking for one person to join our Pantry Thrift Store team. We work Tuesday thru Saturday, 9:30am-5:00pm. We work hard but have fun while we work. 

Duties include sorting, cleaning, pricing, significant lifting, customer service and other duties as needed. You will be on your feet most of the time.

Stop by Pantry Thrift Store in Butler Wed thru Sat, 10-5 to fill out an application.


Bates County Republican headquarters is up and running

Bates County Republican headquarters is up and running. Stop in for your candidate signs and information and sample ballots. We also have Trump signs big and small, as well as Trump flags & bumper stickers. T-shirts will be here soon as well!

Located at 202 N Orange St. in Butler. Open Monday - Friday from 11-2, evenings Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7pm and Saturdays from 10-2.

City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position of Utility Clerk



The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position of Utility Clerk. The starting probationary wage is $11.OO per hour with a pay adjustment after successful completion of a 90-day probationary period. Employer paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance are provided. 

The position is covered by MO LAGERS retirement system. Successful candidates should have experience in clerical work, data processing, accounting, cash handling, answering phones and providing excellent customer service. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Having a background in accounting or business would be a preference. 

Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing are required. Interested applicants should send a resume and professional references to City of Butler, Missouri, ATTN: Barbara Scrogham, PO Box 420, Butler, MO 64730, or drop them off at City Hall, 22 West Ohio Street, Butler, MO 64730. The position is open until filled. The City of Butler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Congrats to Rich Hill FFA members


Listed above are the newly elected Rich Hill FFA officers and congratulations are in order to the following Rich Hill FFA members on receiving their American FFA Degree:

Adam Bridgewater 
Garrett Brooks 
Taron Mumma

This is the highest honor that an individual can receive in the FFA and we are so very proud of these members! They will receive their degrees during the Virtual National Convention in late October. 

Good job!

BCMH Healthcare Heroes: Housekeeping Department

BCMH Healthcare Heroes: Housekeeping Department
Our housekeepers are front-line workers who perform tasks every day that are critical to the health and safety of every patient and employee. It's National Environmental Services week (September 13-19), and we're shining the spotlight on our housekeeping team. 

This year, their tasks include frequent deep cleaning wearing full personal protective equipment. Help us say thank you to these health care workers.
Pictured left to right: Tabitha Shields, Irl Jackson, Annette Warren, Sarah Foltz, Janice Schapeler, Cole Tubbs, Forest Davenport, Nancy Durden, Sandra McCarthy. Not pictured: Ruth Taylor, Lora Hill, Travis Mulch, April Curtright, Teresa Shobe, and Ty Shobe.

News from the Bates County Health Center




Osceola man injured in St. Clair County motorcycle accident

On 9/12/20 around 9:20pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County along with St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle motorcycle accident on Route B around 6 miles west of Osceola.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2003 Honda Motorcycle driven by 64 year old Glenn F. Tyson of Osceola, Missouri swerved to avoid a animal in the roadway, the bike ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a culvert before overturning and ejecting Mr. Tyson.

Glenn F. Tyson sustained moderate injuries and he was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

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Update: Kansas City truck driver injured in Bates County rollover accident


On 9/14/20 around 12:18pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies, Butler Fire Department and Bates County EMS responded to a semi truck rollover accident in the northbound lanes of I-49 at mile marker 127.2 south of Butler.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Sterling Dump truck driven by 50 year old Jeffrey D. Wolfe of Kansas City, Missouri struck the guardrail on the east side of the roadway, the truck traveled across both lanes and overturned into the median.

Mr. Wolfe sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of this accident by J's Southland Tow.


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Obituary - John Myron West

John Myron West, 89, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at his home in Nevada. John was born June 15, 1931 in Bellwood, NE to Harry L. and Anna W. (Ladwig) West. He married Estella McClellan in 1958 and to this union one daughter, Barbara, was born. Estella preceded him in death in 1984. John later married Pearl A. Kegerries in 1988 and she passed away in 2013.

John lived his early years in Bellwood and attended Bellwood Public School for all 12 years. He then joined the United States Air Force in December of 1951, serving until December of 1955 at which time he was honorably discharged having obtained the rank of Staff Sargent. Following his years in the service he went to Nebraska College of Barbering in Omaha. After completing his training, he worked as a barber in Omaha, Gordon, and Stuart, NE for 22 years. At that time, he moved to Stockton, MO and then to Nevada where he was employed by 3M for an additional 22 years. John was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada, and the Nevada American Legion.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Davidson (Bill), Apopka, FL; stepdaughters, Sharon Creaton, Bronaugh, MO, Cathy Brunk, Ft. Worth, TX, Brenda Hughes, Thayer, KS, Debbie Allen (Randy), Nevada, MO, Sandy McGatha (David), El Dorado Springs, MO; grandson, Don Smith, Pittsburg, Kansas; granddaughter, Estella Harrell, Bronaugh; and numerous step-grandchildren. In addition to both of his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Doris West, Lois Backman, Florence Kamcenske, Thelma Hascall; two brothers, James West, and Harry West, Jr.; a stepdaughter, Patty Strong; and a stepson, Robert Kegerries.

Funeral services be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Bill Platt officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Moore Cemetery in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 12-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to the First Christian Church c/o Ferry Funeral Home.


Osceola man arrested in Bates County

Randy D. Owens
On 9/10/20 around 9:42pm The Bates County Sheriff's Office arrested 46 year old Randy D. Owens of Osceola, Missouri.

Mr. Owens was arrested for 1.) Domestic Assault-2nd Degree - Prior Offender.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and he is currently being held on a $10,000 cash/surety bond.


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.



City of Butler looking to hire a Administrative Assistant

The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full –time position as an Administrative Assistant. Starting probationary wage is $11.00/hr. with a pay adjustment after successful completion of a 90 day probationary period. Employer paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance provided. 

Position is covered by LAGERS retirement system. Successful candidates should have experience in clerical work, data processing, accounting, cash handing, answering phones and providing excellent customer service. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Having background in accounting or business would be a preference. 

Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing required. Interested applicants should send a resume, and professional references to City of Butler, Missouri, Attn: City City Corey Snead, PO Box 420 Butler, MO 64730 or drop them off at City Hall, 22 W Ohio Street, Butler, MO 64730. The position is open until filled. The City of Butler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Blairstown man seriously injured in Henry County motorcycle accident

On 9/13/20 around 2:30pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County along with Henry County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle motorcycle accident on NW CR 830 and CR 771 in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2003 Harley Davidson driven by 73 year old Marcus F. Rager of Blairstown, Missouri was southbound when he failed to negotiate a curve, causing the bike to travel off the roadway and overturn.

Mr. Rager sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by Life Flight to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment. The report stated that he wasn't wearing a helmet.

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Obituary - Ronald Dale Sargert

Ronald Dale Sargert, age 78, of Raymore, Missouri peacefully passed away at his home on September 10th, 2020.

Ron was born on December 15, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Ruskin in 1959, where he played basketball, football, track and field, and met his wife Karen Garrett. He played basketball at William Jewell College. Ron was an engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers in Kansas City. In 1993 he transferred to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill. He retired in 2005.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of over 58 years, Karen Garrett Sargert. He will be dearly missed by his three children: Darren Sargert of Raymore, MO, Brian Sargert (wife, Tanya) of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Stacey Zahn (husband, Jason) of Tulsa, OK. Ron leaves behind eight grandchildren; Kirstin, Zack, Jake, Nick, Bryce, and Sierra Sargert, all residing in the Kansas City area; and Hunter and Parker Zahn who reside in Tulsa, OK. Ron also has one great grandchild, Isaac Aviles.

Ron’s love was his family, they always came first in everything he did. Ron was loving, loyal and quite the prankster. He loved attending all of his family’s sporting events, traveling hundreds of miles if need be. He also enjoyed KU basketball, fishing and hunting.

There will be a small family service at a later date.


Obituary - Jerry Wayne Dorrell

Jerry Wayne Dorrell, age 88, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 700 Trevis Ave., Belton, Missouri 64012. 

Following will be a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held after mass at Belton Cemetery in Belton, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 3405 W. Truman Blvd., #102, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278


Obituary - Terrance Arnold Pettit

Arnold Pettit was born on October 11, 1935 in Yankton, SD. He moved to (Vernon County) Nevada, MO at 6 months of age and lived there most of his life. He departed this life on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at home with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanie Pettit. They were married September 30, 1993.

He is also survived by his children, Debbie Wortman and spouse Doug, Trecia Pettit, Terrance (Terry) Pettit and spouse Shelly, Shannon Pettit and spouse Karen, Chris Pettit and spouse Kiia, Susie Benfield and spouse Carl, Donnie Gary and spouse Christy and Jody Chorley. 22 Grandchildren and 26 Great grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his father George Irwin Pettit, his mother Josephine Merkwan Pettit; his siblings Kenneth Irwin Pettit, Irving James Pettit, Alta Faye Murah Collins, and Doris Audrey Ryan; and his first wife Carol Long Pettit.

Arnold grew up in Bellamy and Sheldon, MO and attended school at Science Hill and Sheldon High School. He was a contract painter for Phillips Oil for 35 plus years. He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard and retired October 31, 1961. He was the founder of the Southwest Missouri Team Penners Association. He was a cowboy at heart. He was well known for his quarter horse breeding program.

He was a member of the Lord’s Remuda Country Church. Arnold’s life is best defined by his love of God and how he showed and shared his faith. He was always willing to allow the Lord to use him.

He was happiest when he was teasing his grandkids, in the company of his family and friends or on the back of a horse trail riding, working cattle, competition pinning and working his ranch with his wife. His love and his legacy will live on through his family, his friends and through the animals he bred, raised, and trained. Arnold was an avid coon hunter for many years, and he raised and bred champion coon hounds.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Newton Burial Park in Nevada with Pastor Roger Beach and Pastor Scotty Pritchett officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested to the “Church of your Choice” c/o Ferry Funeral Home.


Semi truck accident slowing traffic on I-49

The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Butler Fire Department, Bates County EMS and Bates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a semi truck rollover accident around noon today.

The location of this accident was in the northbound lanes of I-49 at mile marker 127 south of Butler. Crews are still on scene cleaning up this mess and traffic has been delayed. The driver was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Mid America Live News will update when more information becomes available to us at a later time.


This Story Has Been Update:
https://batescountynewswire.blogspot.com/2020/09/update-kansas-city-truck-driver-injured.html

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Henry County Health Center Announces 5th COVID-19 Related Death





Obituary - Jim Sherman

August 8, 1958 - September 2, 2020
James William Sherman, always known as "Jim" was born August 8, 1958 in Butler, Missouri. He died on September 2, 2020 in Houston, Texas.
Jim attended Butler Schools. As a member of the Class of 1976, he became part of the third generation of Shermans to graduate from Butler Schools.
After graduation, Jim served in the United States Navy, being assigned to a nuclear submarine based out of New London, Connecticut. He was honorably discharged in 1981 and then located to Kansas City, Missouri. In 1986, he moved to Houston, Texas, where he made his home until his death.
Jim worked in the plumbing industry and wrote for the Houston Chronicle before returning to his farming roots and developing a passion for gardening. He passed his love and knowledge to countless urban kids through Seed to Soil and the Black United Fund of Texas. He taught them how to build, plant and harvest a garden which would benefit them in numerous ways. His lessons always started with a hug. If you would like to see Jim at work through Seeds to Soil, you will find him at sots_seedsofthesoil on Instagram.
Jim had a deep love of dogs. In his childhood Penny and Sugar were the first of the family pets. Then came Mia, a pure-bred collie who became Jim's and Sheri's constant companion. When they made their own homes, Mia was always the first to greet them when they returned and always the last to watch them drive away. At Jim's passing, he leaves Brownie, a border collie mix, Murphy, a Jack Russell mix, and Brother and Sister, siblings of a who-knows-what mix.
Jim leaves his sister, Sheri, of Indiana and her husband Keith, close cousins, Ellen Wheet of Fort Worth, Texas, Sharon Tourtillott of Rich Hill, Missouri, Alan McCoy of Cincinnati, Ohio and Barbara McCoy of Pinole, California. He also leaves Nathan Hawthorne and Marcus Glenn, his close friends and working partners of Houston, Texas. Jim also leaves behind his aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.
Jim was a treasure trove of knowledge who loved to read and visit with people. He lived a fiercely independent life with a huge appreciation of nature and humanity. Jim's family and friends are not asking for any monetary contributions, but, rather do something in Jim's honor, such as:
--Have a conversation without a cell phone in your hand
--Help someone with a task
--Read a book
--Rescue an animal
--Be kind to an animal
--Plant a plant
--Visit with the check out clerks
--Give a hug
--Go for a walk
--Visit a museum or art gallery
--Appreciate the simple things in life.

Council meeting to be live streamed

We've been working to overcome low audio issues while live streaming the Butler City Council meetings and fingers crossed, you should hear an improvement tomorrow night. The meeting live stream will begin at 7 pm from the council chambers at the Butler city hall.



Join us: Youth Livestock Auction this Saturday

The Bates County Youth Livestock Auction will be this Saturday, Sept. 19th at the Youth Building at the Bates County Fairgrounds. There will be a steak and chop dinner before the sale starting around 5:30 pm. Chop dinner will be $15, steak $20.

The sale will be begin at 7 pm with a slightly different plan than normal...instead of the exhibitor standing with the animal, there will be a picture of them on a large screen.

Premium money will be mailed to exhibitors within 30 days. The printed sale bill will be furnished courtesy of Carl Simpson, auction cards courtesy of Alvin Griffin.

It's a great way to spend a Saturday evening, come on out enjoy a great dinner and help support our local youth!

Here is the auction sale order:

 
 



Murky weather slows local traffic


WHAT’S UP
By LeRoy Cook

14 September 2020

We’ve gone through a difficult week of flying conditions, with a stationary front generating day after day of low ceilings, fog and rain. The problem was, even if you felt qualified to go up into the murk, there weren’t a lot of alternate landing spots within reach, needed to legally fly on an instrument flight plan.

On Thursday morning, a brave Cessna Skylane pilot made it in by flying the GPS 36 approach. His well-equipped airplane was modified with the Todd Petersen forward stabilizers on the engine cowling. By Saturday the skies had cleared, allowing Dr. Ed Christophersen to fly over from Olathe in his Piper Archer. Locally, Lance Dirks was out in the Cessna Skyhawk, G.R. Lowe flew the Aeronca Champ, and a Piper TriPacer was up. The SkyDive KC King Air did some jump runs after the clouds parted.

It’s amusing sometimes to see the lengths to which various regulatory agencies go to prove their lack of touch with reality. As you know, one of the “standing” temporary flight restrictions is a requirement to avoid flying near a sports stadium seating 30,000 or more. So, a warning icon is displayed on briefing sites whenever the Royals have a home game—even though there’s no one in the stands.

And then there’s the dirty-airplane problem in the state of California, where desert dust and salt-laden air demand frequent washing. Except the environmentalists won’t allow it because a bit of oil and detergent might run off into the drains. So, desperate owners have learned to take advantage of any passing rain showers, rushing to the airport to roll their planes out of the hangar to sit in the deluge for a soaking.

In accordance with required procedures, the Transportation Security Administration visited our massive “flight school” campus on Monday, checking paperwork and updating us on changes. Their job is make sure we’re not teaching potential terrorists and leaving planes, doors and gates unlocked. Makes you feel ever so much safer, knowing we’re being protected.

If you’re flying west, check the NOTAM list for changes. Emporia airport is closed for an extended period for runway repairs. Meanwhile, Burlington’s Coffey County airport is back open again with a fresh new runway, so maybe the Emporia airplanes can relocate over there for the duration.

Our week’s question asked about the unique aspects of the Lockheed F-104’s ejection seat system. Because the Starfighter had a T-tail, it was given a downward-firing seat. For next time, tell us the significance of aircraft registration number N16020, which has been retired, never to be used. You can send the answer to kochhaus1@gmail.com.