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Monday, March 8, 2021

BCMH Auxiliary Volunteer of the year award

Congratulations are due to Paula Shaffer, Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year for Bates County Memorial Hospital.

Paula began her volunteer service to the hospital in 2014. Paula has previously served in volunteer capacities as a 4-H leader and served on the Bates County Fair Board. 

She is a joy to work with and donates her time so generously. Paula has volunteered over 1,400 hours at the hospital.

On March 5th, Paula was presented with a mantel clock in honor of this deserved recognition.



Butler FBLA headed to state....

FBLA headed to state…

Andon Cook: 6th Place in Accounting I and advancing to State
Triston Trumbore: 4th Place in Securities and Investments and advancing to State

Jade Warmbrodt: 3rd Place in Political Science, 4th Place in Personal Finance and advancing to State in both events

Joleigh Barth: 2nd Place in Intro to Business Math, 5th Place in Accounting I, 5th Place in Intro to Business, advancing to State in all three events


Butler Senior Makenzie Jarreau signs with Southwest Baptist University for cheering

Makenzie Jarreau is signing today with the Southwest Baptist University stunt team as a backstop. She has been cheering competitively for 9 years and for Butler High School for 3 years. This past year, as a Senior, she held a co-captain position for Fall cheer and served as captain for Winter cheer.
 
Cheerleading has always been a big part of Makenzie’s life. That being said, she is definitely ready and excited to take it to the college level. In general, being a leader is a big part of Makenzie’s life - as she has been on the Butler cheer squad. Mackenzie can’t wait to see what opportunities present themselves and what she can bring to SBU with her great attitude and love for the sport of cheerleading!

Save the date for the Spring Blood Drive at BCMH



Butler Senior Ostin Van Voorst is signing today with Graceland University



Ostin Van Voorst is signing today with Graceland University. 

Ostin plans to major in Physical Therapy and minor in coaching and secondary education. Throughout his four years of high school wrestling, Ostin has a wrestling record of 137-44. 

He is a three time conference champion, placed 5th in the Battle of the Katy Trail last year, has finished districts in third place and this year took first in districts as well as sectionals. 

On top of all of that, Ostin is a two time state qualifier. Ostin’s advice to young upcoming wrestlers is, this sport you need mental toughness. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else is going to

Obituary - Donald Ray King

Donald Ray King, 87, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by love and family.

He is survived by 4 daughters, Cheryl Kelly and husband Jim, Harrisonville, Missouri, Donna Parks and husband Robert, Rockville, Missouri, Lori Higgs and husband Gary and Carmen King all of Harrisonville, Missouri; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial with Military Honors in the Byler Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, Independence, Missouri.

Family requests that mask be worn and practice social distance protocol while attending the visitation and service.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.



Bates County COVID-19 Updates 3/8/21

Bates County COVID-19 Updates
March 8, 2021

Positive Cases Reported: 1353
Active & On Isolation: 7

Deaths (confirmed by death certificate): 30

Total Negative Tests Reported: 12,297 as of 3/07/21


Obituary - Arthur " Art" Spencer

Arthur “Art” Spencer, 82, Lee’s Summit, MO, formerly of Harrisonville, MO, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at John Knox Village Care Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. 


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation at 10:00 a.m. and Masonic Services at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow in Peculiar Cemetery in Peculiar, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association.

A complete obituary will be posted when information is available.

Obituary - Donald Clark Williams

Donald Clark Williams, 81, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021. He was born in Fairmont, MN on November 28, 1939 to parents, Russell and Fern (Huhn) Williams. He was baptized on April 18, 1946. His family moved to El Dorado Springs when he was in the 6th grade and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1958.

 He joined the Army in 1962, served in South Korea 13 months, and was honorably discharged in 1964. Don married Bonnie (Poppe) on October 12, 1970. 

They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Don, or “Doc” as he was known by his coworkers, retired from 3M in Nevada, MO in 2000 after 29 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. He loved his family farm, living in the country, and tending to the animals, most of which he treated as pets.

Don is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Norma Hadley. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of the home; brother-in-law: Delmar Hadley; three daughters: Sondra Jackson (Chuck), Rhonda Jones (James), and Tracy Hackett (Joe Don); eight grandchildren: Kameron Carroll (Robert), Taylor Jackson, Josiah Jones, Aaron Jones (Micaela), Shoshanna Kaufmann (Nathaniel), Michael Jones, Charity Jones, and Moriah Fowler (Tim) and numerous nieces, nephews, and twelve great-grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him and this loss of life will be felt forever.

Visitation:
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Visitation Location:
Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home

Service:
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Service Location:
Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home

Interment:
Virgil City Cemetery




Thank you Carol

Friday we recognized Carol Henry for 30 years of service at Butler Center! Thank you Carol for your continued dedication to our residents.


Obituary - Gina Resz

Gina Resz, 49 of Butler, Missouri passed away February 20, 2021 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). 

Funeral services will follow the visitation beginning at 2:00 pm Wednesday, also at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. 

Friends are welcome to attend, but masks are encouraged and social distancing should be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Resz family. Messages of condolence may be left for the family www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Gina Louise Resz was born July 7, 1971 in Quincy, Illinois to William and Linda Smith Eisenbeiss.

Gina was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Joseph Resz, daughters Erica and Darcy and their families of Butler, MO., and by her sister Tina Eisen

Adrian School District Ballot Issue

Adrian R-III School District
Ballot Issue April 6, 2021

Shall the Board of Education of Adrian R-III School District of Bates County, Missouri, be authorized to increase its operating tax levy by $.22 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for operating expenses of the district, including increasing compensation for employees in order to attract and retain quality faculty and staff?

For more information:


Obituary - Leona F. Catron

Leona Frances Catron, 90, Butler, MO, formerly of Adrian, MO, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, MO with visitation from 1:00-1:45 p.m. at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian Library.

Leona was born January 5, 1931 in Kansas City, MO, the only daughter of G. E. and Grace (Lafferty) Clark. Leona grew up in Kansas City, MO and was a 1948 graduate of Central High School. She was united in marriage to Joe Catron on January 8, 1949. To this union two sons were born. Leona and Joe were married for 58 years until Joe passed away on July 28, 2007.

Leona worked at Adrian Bank for more than 20 years before retiring. She had worked for TWA prior to moving to Adrian in 1967. Leona and Joe enjoyed traveling until Joe got sick. Her favorite place was Hawaii. Leona was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved reading until her eyesight was too poor to read.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe, and one brother, William. Leona is survived by two sons, Steve Catron (Connie) and David Catron (Cindy); one granddaughter, Doshia Castro (Jeremy); 2 step-grandsons, Eric Robards (Kelsi) and Brian Robards (Ashli); 3 great-grandsons and one on the way: Jeremy, Jordan and Jetsun and baby boy; 1 step-great-grandson, Everett Robards; 2 step-granddaughters, Hadley and Brynlee Robards; a brother-in-law, Ronald Dean Catron; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Class A CDL Truck Driver job available in Harrisonville




Nevada Tigers Wrestling State Send-Off!

Nevada Tigers Wrestling State Send-Off!

NHS lined the hallways to cheer on their fellow students Claire Pritchett, Braylin Brooks, and Kynndrick Brooks who will be representing Nevada at the State Wrestling competition this week. Good luck Tigers! 🐾

Online Book Fair at Butler High School



Hello Butler High School families,

Mark your calendars for our online book fair!

Book Fair Dates: March 15-28, 2021

I am so excited about this book fair and wanted to share some highlights with you:

  • Quality books sure to entice your readers: Our partner for this online book fair is Junior Library Guild (JLG), an elite book-selection service that until now has only been available to librarians. Over 40,000 new books for children and young adults are published annually and JLG only selects the top 3% for its collection. So, you know these books are going to be good!
  • Shop from the comfort and safety of home: This online fair is the perfect way for you to build your at-home library. And you can shop using any major debit or credit card – no cash needed.
  • Direct-to-home delivery: Every purchase from our online book fair will be delivered straight to your door. You can also shop teacher wish lists and those books will be shipped directly to their classrooms. How easy is that?
  • Books starting at $5: Most books in our online fair will be hardcover and first edition with library-quality binding. Well below market price, books start as low as $5—and shipping is free for all orders over $30.
  • Supports our school: Our library receives a percentage of every book fair purchase, and we can use these funds raised as JLG credit to add more quality books to our collection or receive funds in cash for other needs. Your support is so appreciated!

Keep an eye out for more information about our online JLG@Home Book Fair. Thank you in advance for supporting Butler High School and helping us put quality books in the hands of your students.

 



Uptick in Acts of Aviation...

What’s Up
By LeRoy Cook

It is March, in case your calendar’s battery has run down. Surprise, it’s the month of wind, sometimes strong enough to ground airplanes. We had gusts to 25 knots over the weekend, which is near 30 mph, enough to make you wish the airplane was tied down instead of aloft. Before flying check the forecast maps and note the spacing of the isobar lines; if they’re stacked closely together, stay on the ground.

There were plenty of acts of aviation being committed last week. We were visited by a wide variety of aircraft, from an Army Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to an RV-4 homebuilt. A Cessna Skylane and a Piper Cherokee came in, along with a Piper Archer and a Beech Baron twin. Hereabouts, Chris Hall was busy prepping the SkyDive KC Beech King Air, along with the Cessna 182 jump plane, while Roy Conley was up in his experimental gyrocopter and a Beech Bonanza. Gary Rose flew the Cessna Skyhawk, Jim and Diane Ferguson were out in their Cessna Skylane, and the Cessna 150 trainers made repeated sorties.

There’s a new Certified Flight Instructor in town, ready to take on students. Eric Eastland initially learned to fly here, before completing advanced training and working as a CFI at K-State Salina. He’s a Double-I as well and has recommended many students for their certificate. He can be contacted at (816) 457-7286.

Every so often we can look up and see one jet airplane flying closely behind another, conducting aerial refueling in airspace specially designated for that purpose. Did you ever wonder if the tanker airplane is capable of towing the receiver with its boom? There actually are latches in the end of the boom that can be locked into the receiving plane, allowing it to fly with reduced power, although it’s strictly an emergency procedure.

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour Saturday evening, to accommodate the nationwide shift to Daylight Saving time. Early flights will be taking off the dark, running the risk of encountering fog, while keeping current for night flying will require staying up an hour later. If put to a referendum, DST would probably be voted out of existence, so unpopular is this pointless twice-yearly exercise.

As we posed in last week’s column, is there a reason why Navy pilots have no trouble remembering the color of their airplane’s left-wing position light? It’s because they know “port wine is red”, being trained to call left “port” and right “starboard.” In Army Aviation, we simply noted that left is a shorter word than right and that red is shorter than green. For next week’s teaser, tell us in what midwestern state famous pilot Charles Lindbergh was born. 

Your answer can be sent to kochhaus1@gmail.com.

More Shopper pick up locations every week!

Mark this page, we're are adding new locations  each week!

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 - Mamas Kitchen, Quik Break
Butler Mo - El Charro, Bear Stop, both Casey's, Shopper office 17 N. Main St.
Drexel Mo - Food Fair, Casey's, liquor store, Smoke Shop
Harrisonville Mo- Trade Fair, Phillips 66, Gun Barn, Casey's on Commercial, NAPA
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, Pete's
Rockville Mo - Seider's One Stop


News Release: If You Feel Different You Drive Different

If You Feel Different You Drive Different
Law enforcement cracks down on substance-impaired drivers


JEFFERSON CITY, MO – This St. Patrick’s Day holiday, make sure your luck doesn’t run out. Plan for a sober ride home should you choose to take part in the celebration. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reminds motorists of the various options available to get everyone home safely. Designating a sober driver, calling a ride share, or using public transportation are just a few of those options. Remember, if you feel different, you drive different.

Law enforcement agencies across Missouri will be participating in additional patrols to prevent the often-deadly consequences of impaired driving. Their message is clear: drive sober or get pulled over.

Based on 2020 preliminary data, 188 people were killed in Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver.

Besides driving completely sober from alcohol and drugs, motorists are also advised to slow down, put their cellphones down while driving and always buckle up – everyone, every trip, every time.

“We can be the only ones on the road and still put ourselves and our passengers at great risk,” said Jon Nelson, MoDOT assistant to the state highway safety and traffic engineer. “This is why we have recently released a strategic highway safety plan called Show-Me Zero.”

Show-Me Zero is designed to give all Missourians a better understanding of the crash problem in our state and identify specific ways everyone can help. From individuals and families to local and statewide organizations, we all play a role in making Missouri roadways safer. The plan can be viewed at savemolives.com and hits on four key messages: Buckle up. Phone down. Slow down. Drive sober.

“Collectively, if we all committed to these four actions, we would see dramatic improvements and a huge step in achieving zero traffic fatalities,” said Nelson.


Catfishing Tournament at LaCygne Lake

RCATZ Tournaments
Day Tournament

Location:
LaCygne Lake, KS
Marina Ramp

Time:
Saturday March 20th
8 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: $125
$100 to pot and $25 to big fish

Payout depends on places, places depends on entries.
5 fish limit channel, blues, or flathead. 5 heaviest fish.

Registration: Starts @ 7am one team member must be there to register and at weight in everyone must have rods out of water at 5 pm and at weight in

Remember the more teams the higher the payouts.

Working on getting more sponsors to sweeten the pots. With prizes and more $ for higher payouts. Rod and Reel only.

1. All state and local regulators must be followed.

2. Time will be from 8am to 5pm Registration starts at 7am with captains meeting and rules to follow.

3. Consist of 2-3 man teams or (may fish solo), but no more than 6 rods in water at one time.

4. Rod and Reel only. Boat only. No leaving of the lake. Once you setup. Unless you contact me to let me know you are leaving

5. All live wells will be checked before anyone gets on water.

6. All fish must be alive at weight in. No more than 5 fish in boat at weight in.

7. We all are out here to have fun and win money of course. So respect the fellow fisherman and don't crowd them. Atleast 50 yards

8. Absolutely no prefishing lake 12hrs prior to tournament. I will be watching. If caught cheating of any means will result in disqualification and forfeit of your entry fee. Just trying to keep it fair and fun for everyone.

9. Yes bait fishing is aloud before Tournament just no catfishing.

10. No chumming or fishing baited holes. No snagging or illegal fishing any means or will be disqualified.

Remember to have fun, be safe and catch fish. Hope to see everyone there.

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Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report March 1st, 2021 thru March 7th, 2021

March 1st, 2021
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING - RICH HILL
SEXUAL ASSAULT - BATES CO
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BATES CO
FIRE BRUSH - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
FIRE BRUSH - BUTLER
PEDESTRIAN CHECK - BUTLER
MVA - MERWIN
TRESPASSING - ADRIAN
ALARM CALL - DREXEL
JUVENILE PROBLEM - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - RICH HILL
ODOR INVESTIGATION - AMSTERDAM
CHECK WELL BEING - ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - DREXEL
AGENCY ASSIST - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - BUTLER
RUN AWAY - ADRIAN

March 2nd, 2021
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST - ARCHIE
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
FIRE MUTUAL AID - ARCHIE
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
FIRE STRUCTURE - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - AMSTERDAM
FIRE CALL - AMSTERDAM
SMOKE INVESTIGATION - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - HUME
GAS/FUEL LEAK - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - VCSO
JUVENILE PROBLEM - BATES CO

March 3rd, 2021
ANIMAL CALL - BUTLER
FIRE STRUCTURE - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - PASSAIC
THEFT/STEALING - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
ALARM CALL - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
FOLLOW UP - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - HUME
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
CONTROLLED BURN - ADRIAN
FIRE BRUSH - BUTLER
FIRE BRUSH - RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST - MERWIN
FIRE BRUSH - DREXEL
FIRE MUTUAL AID - BUTLER
CONTROLLED BURN - BUTLER
C/I DRIVER - APPLETON CITY
STRANDED MOTORIST - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC HAZARD - AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
DEBRIS IN ROADWAY - ADRIAN
VANDALISM - BUTLER

March 4th, 2021
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING - HUME
CONTROLLED BURN - ADRIAN
ABANDONED VEHICLE - BUTLER
THEFT/STEALING - RICH HILL
MISCELLANEOUS - ADRIAN
CONTROLLED BURN - FOSTER
FOLLOW UP - RICH HILL
THEFT/STEALING - BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - BUTLER
FIRE MUTUAL AID - GARDEN CITY
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
C/I DRIVER - ADRIAN
TRESPASSING - BUTLER
C/I DRIVER - ADRIAN
FIRE MUTUAL AID - ARCHIE
FIRE BRUSH - BUTLER
FIRE BRUSH - ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING - RICH HILL
MVA - BUTLER
FIRE BRUSH - SPRUCE
FAILURE TO YIELD - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - RICH HILL
FIRE BRUSH - ADRIAN
CIVIL MATTER - ADRIAN
PROPERTY DAMAGE - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST - RICH HILL

March 5th, 2021
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
ALARM CALL - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BATES CO
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
MVA - BUTLER
FIRE CALL - ADRIAN
CONTROLLED BURN - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
C/I DRIVER - BUTLER
FIRE BRUSH - AMSTERDAM
THEFT/STEALING - HUME
C/I DRIVER - ADRIAN
DRUNK DRIVER - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL - ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
JUVENILE PROBLEM - RICH HILL

March 6th, 2021
FAILURE TO YIELD - RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
MVA- ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
FIRE BRUSH - ARCHIE
FIRE BRUSH - ARCHIE
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - PASSAIC
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
FIRE BRUSH - AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
FIRE BRUSH - ADRIAN
ORDER INVESTIGATION - ADRIAN
PEDESTRIAN CHECK - MIAMI
GUNSHOTS HEARD - DREXEL
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
MVA- ROCKVILLE
CARELESS/IMPRUDENT DRIVING - ADRIAN
CARELESS/ IMPRUDENT DRIVING - RICH HILL
FIRE BRUSH- AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN

March 7th, 2021
CARELESS- IMPRUDENT DRIVING - BUTLER
MISCELLANEOUSE - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
FIRE BRUSH - ADRIAN
DOMESTIC - DREXEL
MVA - BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - DREXEL
FIRE CALL - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - RICH HILL
DEBRIS ROADWAY - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - RICH HILL
911 HANG UP - ADRIAN
FIRE BRUSH - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
RESIDENCE CHECK - ADRIAN
DISTURBANCE - RICH HILL

Obituary - Reba F. Finkler

Reba F. Finkler, age 85, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. 64083 **Service times will be provided as more information becomes available.**

Reba was born in Rich Hill, Missouri on May 23, 1935 to Harold Edward Hobson and Gladys Vesta (Blake) Hobson. After school Reba spent her life caring for others as a nurse. Coming from a large family, her loved ones were all near and dear to her heart. Growing up Reba always looked forward to spending time on her family farm in Eldorado canning fruits and vegetables to bring home. Reba was a true friend and always ready to help anyone in need.

Reba was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Gladys Hobson; husband, Michael G. Kerr; husband, Michael Finkler; and ten siblings.

She is survived by son, Richard Kerr of Grandview, Missouri; daughter, Lori Kerr Vantrees, husband Tom of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; one granddaughter, Jamie Vantrees DeMoss, husband Brian; two great granddaughters, Makenna Grace DeMoss and Paisley Elizabeth DeMoss all of Peculiar, Missouri; and a host of nieces and nephews.


Help Wanted In Butler

WANTED: HCI in Butler is looking for someone to run errands this spring and summer. Monday- Friday. No Weekends. 

Must have valid drivers license. No experience necessary. PM Jim Herrell for details.


Red Flag Warning Today: Please Refrain From Burning

3/08/2021: Henry County has been placed under a RED FLAG WARNING until 6:00pm today. Please refrain from conducting ANY outdoor burning. Fires, once ignited, will spread quickly.

To report a wildfire, dial 911 and provide the location. - Courtesy of the Clinton Fire Department


Wanted out of Vernon County



Dispatch Position Available In Henry County

~JOB OPPORTUNITY~

Henry County 911 will be taking applications to fill an opening for a FULL time dispatcher. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and able to work in a fast paced, high stress environment. This individual must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays.

All applicants must be at least 18 yrs of age, hold a valid drivers license, pass a pre-employment drug screen and full criminal back ground check. 

If you want to help your Community and this sounds like something you would enjoy, this could be the job for you! Contact Jennifer at jgraham@henry911.com for an application!

Obituary - Fern Elizabeth (Young) Reynolds

Fern Elizabeth (Young) Reynolds, 97, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, formerly of Odessa, Missouri, was born, January 13, 1924, in Napoleon, Missouri, the daughter of Henry G. and Ida May (Krutzmann) Young. She departed this life, Thursday, March 4, 2021, at her home surrounded with love and family.

Fern attended the Farmers High School in Odessa leaving school early to support the war effort.

On December 12, 1940, she was united in marriage to John R. Reynolds in Richmond, Missouri.

When WWII started there was a need for female employees to support the war effort. Fern went to work for North American in 1943. She worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” and was involved in the manufacturing of the B24 Liberator. She went to work for Bendix in 1952 and retired after 35 years of service in 1987. She was a member of the Lake Lotawana V.F.W.Post #6272 Auxiliary and the St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, Blue Springs. She enjoyed being outside working in the garden or watching the wildlife on her property, and playing cards. She most loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She never met a stranger and was selfless in her service to others.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Lillian Young; four brothers, Dempsey Young, Jeff Young, Harrison Young, and Everett Young; and one son, James R. Reynolds.

She is survived by her husband, John Riley Reynolds of the home; one son, Gary (and Vicki) Reynolds of Napoleon; one daughter, Linda (and Dennis) Secrist of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren, Ami Lewis (and Jamey) of Bates City, Scott Reynolds of Liberty, Courtney Reynolds of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Stephen (and Tracy) Secrist of Pleasant Hill, Brian (and Natalie) Secrist of Lee’s Summit, Justin (and Stephanie) Secrist of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Amber Secrist of Pleasant Hill; great grandchildren, Jackson, Makenzie, Rhylie, Collin, Dalton, Keegan, Grady, Elizabeth, Addison, Kaeden, Bridgette, Ridgley, and Nixon; one sister, Berniece Stutzman of Miami, Oklahoma; other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Fern’s life will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Reverend Chris Middleton of the Evangelical Free Church, Wellington will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Lay Clergy Love Fund or the City Union Mission and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com


El Dorado Springs man killed, Two others injured in Sunday night crash in Cedar County

On 3/7/21 around 7:06pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cedar County along with Cedar County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a fatality accident on Missouri 32 Highway around 8 miles south of El Dorado Springs, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2000 Dodge Durango driven by 47 year old Scott Amburgy of El Dorado Springs, Missouri attempted to back into a driveway when he was struck in the drivers side by a 1999 Mercury Sable driven by 73 year old James Barker of El Dorado Springs, Missouri.

James Barker was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Cedar County Coroners Office, He was transported to Brumback Funeral Home in Stockton.

Mr. Amburgy along with a passenger in his vehicle 72 year old Fay Souvie both sustained serious injuries in this accident and both were flown by air ambulance to Cox Medical Center in Springfield for treatment.

The vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene of this accident by Mike's Tow of Stockton, Missouri. This is Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 23rd Fatality accident of the year 2021.

Semi truck rollover in Bates County

On 3/8/21around 2:45am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Bates County EMS responded to a one vehicle semi truck rollover accident in the southbound lanes of I-49 near mile marker 128.8 just south of Butler.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Freightliner driven by 48 year old Mark Eckles of Kansas City, Kansas hit a deer in the roadway causing the semi to veer off the left side of the road striking a culvert and overturning.

Mr. Eckles sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The truck was totaled and towed from the scene of this accident by Impact Tow of Independence, Missouri.




Elevated Fire Danger Continues.... Please refrain from burning

Mild and breezy conditions will prevail for the first half of the work week with highs in the lower 70s and south-southwest winds gusting 25 to 35 mph each day. These warm and breezy conditions will again lead to very high fire danger today...burning should be avoided.

The next chance for storms will arrive in the area on Wednesday night. A few of these storms could be strong however, widespread severe weather is not expected. Heavy rain could also be possible with these storms leading to localized flash flooding.

Have you seen this missing Cass County man?

Tyler Gooding has been missing since Thursday March 4, 2021. He was last seen by his mom and I around 9:00 PM. 

We believe he had traveled to Odessa, MO in his 2006 Ford F-350 diesel pickup. It’s an extended cab blue and grey in color. There are 3 silver toolboxes.

One across the front of the bed and 1 down each side. We filed a missing persons report with Cass County Sheriff’s department. 

If you have seen him or his truck license #1PFK07 please contact us or Cass County at 816-380-5200.