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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Vaccine Navigator tool available now

secure online registry tool to help Missouri residents navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process is now available. View the COVID-19 Vaccine Navigator tool and register to get the vaccine by visiting https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/.  Applicants should use the state's online registry if they are able, but those who do not have online access may call Missouri's COVID-19 hotline at (877) 435-8411.


Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) encourages our residents to use the state's vaccine navigator tool to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine, even if you have already signed up for the BCMH vaccine contact list, or a list through another entity. The state's new navigator tool can help you learn of other opportunities for vaccination and may help make the process easier.  


Bates County Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 Vaccine hotline is still active (660-200-7046). If you have asked to be added to our vaccine contact list, we will not remove your name from the list until you either receive the vaccine at our facility or notify us that you have received the vaccine elsewhere.

Why be a Farm Bureau member?

In rural Bates County the farmers and ranchers are committed to the land by growing crops and raising livestock.  We know the hardships and the good times working to support our family farms and the task of passing our way of life on to the next generation.  We have a strong grasp on what it takes to produce the products needed for everyday life. From the milk in a school lunch to soybeans used in cooking oil and margarine.  


According the 2017 census of agriculture, less than 2% of the employed U.S. population is engaged in farmingin comparison Bates County has less than 12% of our county population working on farms.  In Bates County we have a better understanding of rural life and production ag than the majority of the nation.  Being such a small part of the total population, how can we make our voices heard across our state and the across the country?  A membership in Missouri Farm Bureau,for just $30 a year your membership is put to work at the largest agriculture advocacy and grassroots organization in the state.  Farm Bureau allows members on a local level to have a voiceand representation in Jefferson City and Washington D.C.  fighting for issues that are important to farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.  Issues that affect rural producers for example such as trade, transportation and infrastructure, science-based animal agriculture regulations, rural broadband internet access, and property rights.


Farm Bureau is a strong advocate and educator for our way of life to the more than 98% of Americans who are less familiar with production ag and how important the job is that we do for the nation and for the world.  Along with advocacy and representation, members enjoy a host of discounts and benefits at Choice Hotels, Drury Hotels, Case IH, Ford Motor Company,John Deere, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Office Depot/Office Max, Silver Dollar City, Six Flags, and World of Fun to name a few. For questions and becoming a member go to mofb.org/memberbenefits or stop by the local office at 101 S Main St. Butler, MO. 64730.

Car fire north of Rich Hill


Rich Hill fire is responding to a vehicle fire in the northbound lanes of I-49 near the drainage ditch bridge. Expect delays and use caution if traveling through the area.

News from the Appleton City School District

Appleton City School District will be utilizing our remote learning plan for the remainder of this week, at least. Students met with their advisory teachers first thing this morning to determine internet and computer access at home. Students who indicated a need for a computer at home were issued a chromebook to take home.

If you do not have internet access at home, your student has been instructed how to download Google classroom assignments during school today so they can work on those offline. They will then be able to upload those completed assignments when they return to school or when they are able to connect to the internet.

If your student brings a chromebook home, please help us by reminding them to bring it back when we return to school. Elementary students will be bringing home Chromebooks and/or packets today. Classroom teachers will schedule Google Meet times for students with internet access.

For students without internet access, packets are being sent home. Teachers will be in contact via Class Dojo, email, or through Google Meet. Look for more information from individual classroom teachers today.

Administrative staff will be at school Thursday and Friday if you need to pick up materials, or if you have questions.
Here is the schedule for Google meets for the junior high and high school:
9:00 – 9:30 1st hour
9:30 - 10:00 2nd hour
10:00-10:30 3rd hour
10:30-11:00 4th hour
11:00-11:30 5th hour
11:30-12:00 6th hour
12:00-12:30 7th hour
12:30-1:00 8th hour
*Students with internet access will be expected to log in and participate in the Google
meets.
*All assignments will be collected and will be counted for a grade.

Pick up your Shopper today!

Adrian Mo - Casey's, Yoss Thriftway
Amsterdam  Mo - McBee's, Leona's
Appleton City Mo - Food Fair, Powell's True Value, Casey's
Archie Mo - Quik Break
Butler Mo - El Charro, Bear Stop, both Casey's, Shopper office 17 N. Main St.
Drexel Mo - Food Fair, Casey's
Hume Mo - Citizens Bank
LaCygne Ks - Casey's, Stainbrooks
Montrose Mo - Casey's
Mound City Ks - Food Fair, Casey’s 
Passaic Mo - McBee's
Pleasanton Ks - Casey's
Prescott Ks - On The Go
Rich Hill Mo - Food Fair
Rockville Mo - Seider's One Stop

Also available at reception areas of many local businesses. If a location is out of copies please let us know by calling or texting 913-669-5848 and thank you!

Nevada Police are attempting to locate Nathan Alkire.

Nevada Police are attempting to locate Nathan Alkire.

Alkire currently has active warrants for his arrest for Robbery and Armed Criminal Action after a Nevada Police Department investigation in December 2020. He was last known to be in the Springfield, Missouri area.

If you know the whereabouts of Nathan Alkire please contact the Nevada Police Department 417-448-5100 or your local law enforcement.




Obituary - Wayne Sherman Wallace

Wayne Sherman Wallace, age 88, passed away Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri.


Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 20th, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

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


Obituary - Mattie Pearl (Terrell) Rork

Mattie Pearl (Terrell) Rork of Harrisonville, MO, was born December 14, 1935 in Bula, Texas. The daughter of Lonnie Doyle and Veda Marie (Young) Terrell, Mattie was raised in Sudan, Texas. She departed this life on Tuesday February 9, 2021 at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, MO. She was 85 years old.

On July 19, 1994, Mattie was united in marriage to Bobbie Don Rork in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Mattie lived a good portion of her life in Oklahoma and Texas, and she worked many years as a manager in hospitals and physician offices. Mattie was a fun and loving woman with an out-going personality. She enjoyed spending time with numerous friends, dancing a two-step, decorating her home with her many crafts, and filling the holidays with her delicious candies. However, her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. Among her fondest memories was a romantic trip to England and France with her husband Bob. In the late 1990’s, Mattie and Bob moved to the Harrisonville area to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren, although she enjoyed visits from her son and grandchildren still in Texas.

Mattie was preceded in death by her devoted husband Bob Rork, her parents, her two older brothers who passed at a very young age, and numerous aunts and uncles to whom she was very close.

She is survived by her son Dr. Lonny McKinzie and wife Rhonda, Tyler, TX; her daughter Terri Brown, Harrisonville, MO; grandchildren Krista (Brown) and Steve Hayes, Harrisonville, MO; Carl and Jodi (Yoder) Brown, Garden City, MO; Caitlin Brown, Harrisonville, MO; Phillip and Mandy McKinzie, Tyler, TX; Melanie Fryman, Nashville, TN; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mattie was a wonderful mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She was a Christian woman and now rests in Heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ—the true and most perfect blessing of her life.

Cremation. A private family celebration of life service will be held at a later date.


Obituary - Orienne O. Koll

Orienne O. Koll, 105, Bolivar, Missouri departed this life on Monday, February 8, 2021 at her home.

She is survived by a son, Richard and wife Jo Ann Koll, Lincoln, Missouri; two daughters, Joyce Moeller and husband Gene, Climax Springs, Missouri, Sandra Hoover and husband Joe, Bolivar, Missouri; 9 grandchildren, Rick (Annette) Koll, Rob (Dana) Koll, Pam (Richard) Fifer, Greg (Tresa) Boles, Lori (Rick) Young, Dana (Gary) Worley, Derek (Barrie Ann) Welborn, Deanna (Bryon) Moore, Stacie (Ronnie) McNew; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2021 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday




Down with the damaged...


As seen here the upper structure, augers and walkway have been removed at the West Central Agri Services facility in Adrian. The concrete bins on the left were seriously damaged in an explosion and fire on December 31st. It is unknown if the bins will be replaced with similar construction or not.

 Mid America Live will provide updates as progress continues.

The Museum Minute: Crowds line to up to say goodbye

Museum Minute presents: This Week in History (According to Eddie Herrman Archives)

Note: Last week’s entry about a thrown pan of dishwater not being grounds for a divorce saw lots of comments. How surprising it was when a friend of the Museum emailed the following article to me. It made me laugh and hopefully you readers will as well! The Butler Weekly Times, June 12, 1912 story line reads: Wife Gets Divorce Decree // Because she could not talk the ‘houn’ dawg’ dialect nor cook a la Bates County, Mrs. Mary A White, 62 years old, former wife of Tom Speers, once chief of police of Kansas City, declared in Judge W. O. Thomas’ division of the circuit court this morning that her husband, Joel N. White, made life a misery to her. // Immediately after their marriage two years ago, she said, she moved to the Bates County farm with White and he insisted that she adopt the Bates County dialect, declaring the neighbors would think she felt herself above them if she used good English. She was raised in refinement, she said, and refused to depart from her early teachings. // White objected to her cooking, she said, and he advised her to go to his daughter and learn to do regular cooking. // Mrs. White was granted a divorce. So, there you have it. A thrown pan of dishwater was not grounds for divorce but not being able to speak ‘houn’ dawg’ or cooking a la Bates County was!

Happenings in mid-February ~ Death takes General JO Shelby

1927 – Otto Frank, of Rich Hill, is arrested by Bates Co Sheriff Bert Bradley, Rich Hill Marshal Harve Campbell, Rich Hill Mayor H. J. Cromwell, and Prosecuting Attorney Howell Heck after an investigation of Mr. Frank’s restaurant reveals several quarts of corn whiskey, some wine, and considerable home brew. 

1906 – The Bates Co Court hires George Bright as the superintendent for the County Poor Farm. 

1857 – The Bates Co Court, at Butler, orders the old Courthouse and Public Square, at Papinville, be sold and a Courthouse be built in Butler. 

1923 – Now at the Fisk Opera House, in Butler, “The baffling, bewildering, mystifying KHAYM, assisted by a clever company of European artists. Admission is 55, 25, & 10 cents (War Tax included) 

February 13, 1897 – United States Marshal JO Shelby, the Confederate commander of the Iron Brigade who never surrendered, dies at his farm east of Adrian in Elkhart Township. His body is taken to the Adrian Methodist Episcopal Church and crowds’ line-up to say one last goodbye. 

On February 14th, Train #4, carrying the body of the Marshal, leaves Adrian for Kansas City.



Real estate transfers and marriage license

From the desk of Danyelle Baker, Bates County Recorder of Deeds

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Marriage License

1/4-1/8

Jason Roy Wicks, 46, Butler Mo to Melissa Michelle Schoof, 41, Butler MO



Appleton City area news


The Appleton City Fair/Sesquicentennial will be held Thursday-Sunday, August 12-15. All previous events are in the planning and a tentative schedule will be released. A new carnival was able to be secured. The original carnival was cancelled due to the death of the owner. Start making your SQC outfits and growing those whiskers. One major change is the parade will be late Saturday afternoon.

There will be a Valentine's Day Bake Sale Saturday, February 13 in front of Fika on Main Street 8:00 a.m. - until sold out. All proceeds benefit the

ACHS after prom. Several local talented bakers will be donating and providing some very tasty treats just in time for Valentine's Day: Famous Linda Tourtillott Sugar Cookies, Lemon Pies by Barbara Donnohue, Cinnamon Rolls by Delores Bracher, Peanut Butter pie by Stephanie Donnohue, Hot Cocoa Bombs by Mary Smart, Coconut Cream pies by Tracy Parsons, Valentine Cupcakes by Lana Kyanne, Cookies by Emily Noble, Valentine Cakes by Angie Wood's Cakes, Farm fresh eggs from Bock Farms and many more delicious treats. They will also have handmade Valentine Day cards by Paige Donnohue and single stem carnations donated by Petal's West.

Due to weather, Appleton City Masonic Lodge has postponed their pancake breakfast and will reschedule at a later date.

Montrose High School Class of 2022 is hosting a Valentine's Breakfast Sunday, February 14 from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Montrose VFW Hall. Let them do the cooking for your sweetheart. The menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, cinnamon rolls, coffee, milk or juice. This is a free will donation, with all proceeds benefiting the Class of 2022

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God (Holiness) will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13. All the men of the community are invited to join us for a time of great food and fellowship. Cole Heiserman will have a short devotional.

The community Ash Wednesday Service will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17 at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Ministerial Alliance invites everyone to feel welcome.

Sumo's Pub will have a dinner for two Valentine’s Day dinner special Saturday evening February 13 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The special dinner includes spinach artichoke dip with tortilla chips for an appetizer, 2 -12 oz. KC strip steaks or boiled shrimp with choice of potato, salad and texas toast. Desert will feature lemon raspberry tower cake for $49.99. Call 660-476-2300 for reservations or more information.

Immaculate Conception Church, Montrose, will serve their Lenten Fish Fry Dinners February 19, March 5 and 19. They will be doing curbside orders to go only. The meals contain fish, suzy q’s, cole slaw and a cookie. More information will be available later.

Does your school, not-for-profit organization, church or governmental entity have a project in mind that could use some funding? Truman Lake

Community Foundation, Inc. announces their Spring 2021 Grant Application cycle opens on February 1, 2021. Grant applications must be completed online at https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=cfozarksgrants before the 5:00 p.m. February 25, 2021 deadline. (Be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Spring 2021.) Awarded grants will be distributed in late April 2021. Any questions will be answered by emailing rcook@cookcompanyfinancial.com or calling 660-885-6195 and asking for Ryan Cook.

It is once again time for any non-profit organization to write an essay to possibly win the Elva Gwinn Huffman Quilt contest. Your essay should tell about your group, what you would use the proceeds from this quilt for, and how you would use the quilt to raise the funds. You should send the essay to DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780. This year they will accept email submissions at joyce@dbarjquilts.com. Any question may be asked at 660-598-2222 during normal business hours. The drawing will be April 2, so essays should reach them before March 31, 2021.

Appleton City City Hall will close at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12 and will be closed on Monday February 15 for Presidents Day.

Emerald Ash Borer continues to advance across Missouri, devastating ash trees as it goes. An on-line Zoom class to learn about where it is located, how to identify, how to control and when to start controls to help prevent its infestation will be held Monday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. Jon Skinner, Missouri Department of Conservation Community Forester, will guide you through the answers to these questions on this free, on-line class offered through University of Missouri Extension. Registration for the class can be found at: https://extension.missouri.edu/events/slowing-emerald-ash-borer-s-spread-in-missouri Please register by 4:00 p.m. March 5. If you have questions, contact Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist, at 417-448-2560 or millerpd@missouri.edu.

The ACHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will award five $1,000 scholarships, at least one each to a traditional college and one to a vocational/trade school. There is no grade point requirement. A short paragraph is all that is required. The DEADLINE is March 9. See the ACHS Counselor for more information.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Feb 12 ACHS Courtwarming and games against Rich Hill

Feb 13 Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God (Holiness) 7:00 a.m.

Feb 13 Valentine’s Bake Sale 8:00 a.m. in front of Fika on Main Street

Feb 14 Montrose HS Class of 2022 Valentine's Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Montrose VFW Hall.

Feb 15 President’s Day Holiday. Banks and government offices closed

Feb 17 Ash Wednesday services 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church



From the desk of Marlene Wainscott

Notice is hereby given that the following political sub-divisions will be not be having an election for the following positions at the April 6, 2021 Municipal Election. 

The candidates shall assume the responsibilities of their offices at the same time and in the same manner as if they had been elected.

BATES COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BOARD – 5 year term
Michael Taranto

BATES COUNTY HEALTH CENTER BOARD – 4 year terms
Wanda S. Allen
Ritchie J Davis
Calee McElwain

MIAMI R-1 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – 3 year terms
Wesley J. Hubbard
Marsha Gillis

BALLARD R-2 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – 3 year terms
Nathaniel Wainscott
Ian Meade

HUME R-8 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS- 3 year terms
Joshua Rogers
Bryice Cannon

HUDSON R-9 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – 3 year terms
Donald W. Snyder, II
Tim Rapp

DREXEL R-4 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – 3 year terms
Brenda Hadley
Lynn Stark
Brenda Hadley
Lynn Stark

DEER CREEK TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
Morris Lemon
Clerk
Andrew Enos
Board Members
Debbie Still
Steve Ferguson

EAST BOONE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
Dave Arnold
Clerk
Erin Aurand
Board Members
Derek Aurand
Brad Ferguson

WEST BOONE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
David Lemke
Clerk
John Dean
Board Members
Mike Sanders
Royce Hettinger

WEST POINT TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
Dennis L. Slattery
Clerk
Josilyn Dee Fink
Board Members
Russell Dean Mohr
Anthony Joseph Lucito

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
Wesley J. Merritt
Clerk
Abby L. Salazar
Board Members
Lonny Duckworth
Dillion Franklin

SPRUCE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
Paul Wainscott
Clerk
Susan Doty
Board Members
Frank Inglis
Jeff Doty

DEEPWATER TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
David G. Koch
Clerk
Kathy Knox
Board Members
Danny G. Frost
Christopher J. Rotert

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
Steve Lewis
Clerk
Damon Noe
Board Members
Bryon Cook
Dirk Diehl

HOMER TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
Brent Bettels
Clerk
Lynda Wiley
Board Members
David Tidman
Andy Dudley

NEW HOME TOWNSHIP- 2 year terms
Trustee
Marc Bell
Clerk
Lacy Laning
Board Members
Tyson Basore
Tim Champlin

ROCKVILLE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
Danny Bracher
Clerk
Marlon Seider
Board Members
Myron Rapp
Darrell Dains

PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP – 2 year terms
Trustee
John Coffman
Clerk
Lyle Schenker
Board Members
Gerrad Steuck
Dennis Coonce

CORNLAND SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT - 3 year term
Board Member
Donald W. Hill

SOUTH HUDSON SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT- 3 year term
Board Member
Ivan D. Fischer

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #1 BOARD MEMBERS
Ed Edgmon
Glenn Dykstra

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #2 BOARD MEMBERS
J. Brad Addleman
John Leister

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #3 BOARD MEMBERS
Larry Mitchell

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #4 BOARD MEMBERS
Marc Bell
Clinton Todd

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT#5 BOARD MEMBERS
Steve Smith

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT#6 BOARD MEMBER
Adam Bettels
Dale Bettels

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #7 BOARD MEMBERS
Kevin Fischer
Brian Johannigmeier

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #12 BOARD MEMBERS
Lynn Stark
Myron Reynolds

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #4 – HENRY COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS
John Roofener
Beth Holt

Obituary - Buddy R. Martin

Buddy R. Martin, age 74, of Raymore, Missouri passed suddenly at his home on Monday, February 8, 2021.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. Military honors will take place at 5:00 p.m. to begin the visitation.

Buddy was born in Odessa, Missouri on December 7, 1946 to Howard and Ruby (Bohrn) Martin. Buddy honorably served his country in the United States Navy for four years during the Vietnam conflict from 1964-1968 with commendations for bravery. He then created a career for himself as a self employed barber. In life, music was most near and dear to Buddy’s heart. He was an amazing musician, playing guitar and being the lead vocalist in many bands throughout his life. In 2002 he was joined in marriage to his wife Carrie.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Ruby Martin; and two brothers, Howard Martin Jr. and Edward Martin.

He leaves behind his loving wife of over nineteen years, Carrie Martin; two sons, Joseph Carter (Robin) Blue Springs, Mo and Tommy Barton (Edie) Raytown, Mo; stepson, Randy Humbird (Ben); two daughters, Monique Patton, California and Samantha Rowser( Jerome) California; stepdaughter Ashli Humbird; brother Everett Martin, Independence, Mo; two sisters, Sue Wilkerson, Norman, Oklahoma and Vicki Jones (Mike) Oak Grove, Mo; and four grandchildren, Bella Price, Sean Patton, Jasmin Rowser, and Jada Rowser plus many nieces and nephews. All of whom love him and will miss him greatly.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278



Obituary - Ellen G. Wray

Ellen G. Wray, 96, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 10:00-11:00. 


Burial to follow in Shawnee Cemetery in Warsaw, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Harrisonville.

A complete obituary will be posted when information is available.


Adrian R-3 School District COVID-19 Update

February10, 2021
Dear Adrian Parents/Guardians
We are reaching out to you today to inform you of a new cases of COVID-19 at the Adrian School District. The individual was last present in the school on Friday, February 5, 2021.

The District is working with the Bates County Health Department to identify close contacts of the confirmed case. If a student or staff member has been determined to have been in close contact with this individual, you will be contacted with further instructions. If you are not contacted, there is nothing further you need to do at this time.

Close contact is defined as fewer than 6 feet away for more than 15 minutes, regardless of face covering use per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The District is taking all precautions, consistent with the CDC and Bates County Health Department. Due to privacy requirements, we cannot release the name of the individual or details that may identify them.

Appropriate cleaning and disinfecting measures are being taken, so there is no need to close our building for additional cleaning.

COVID-19 is thought to be spread via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge everyone to take the following preventive measures:

Stay home when you are sick
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue away and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.

As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between non-household members and wear a mask in places where maintaining that distance is difficult.
Be alert for symptoms including…

Fever of 100.4° or higher
Any new cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
New congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
Close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

We are continuing to monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed. If you have any questions regarding COVID, you can contact the Bates County Health Department at 660-679-6108.

Sincerely,
Don Lile
Superintendent
Adrian R-III School District


Royalty crowned in Rich Hill

Congratulations to Rich Hill Tigers 2021 Courtwarming King and Queen! Katie Tourtillott and Blake Laning


Amsterdam woman arrested on probation violations

On 2/9/21 the Bates County Sheriff's Office arrested 31 year old Melissa Lane of Amsterdam.

She was arrested for probation violations on previous convictions of burglary, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

The warrants were issued on November 16, 2020 and she will have a hearing in Bates County Circuit Court on February 16th.

Copyright Mid America Live News 
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.









Take it slow, Buckle up and stay alert

More winter precipitation is expected to impact the southern part of the state throughout the evening and into most of Wednesday. Exercise caution if you have to travel.

Leave early and take it slow. Buckle up and stay alert.

Check MoDOT's Traveler Information Map for the latest road conditions: traveler.modot.org
#MoDOTSW #BUPD


Snow flurries are expected across the area today



Snow flurries are expected across the area today. Some bands of heavier snow are possible in Central MO along I-70. Slick roads and sidewalks are anticipated.

Prolonged frigid temperatures continue. Dangerous cold and piercing wind chills are expected this weekend with near record low temperatures.


School Closings for today 2/10/21



The following schools will be closed today 2/10/21 due to the extremely slick road conditions and extreme cold weather:

Appleton City School District ( 2hr late start)
Bronaugh School District
El Dorado Springs School District
Hudson School District
Hume School District
Lakeland School District 
Lamar School District   
Nevada School District
Northeast Vernon County School District 
Osceola School District 
Sheldon School District

Please bookmark this page as we will be updating throughout morning when closing are announced to us.


Listen now! Tuesday update


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