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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Mark your calendars!

Mark your calendars and plan to attend this fun family event. It's Free. Call 660-200-5620 for more information

Butler FFA News

Celebrating the hard work, sincere dedication, and investment of these 4 seniors at the 93rd Missouri State FFA Convention. As you move forward from BHS in the next couple weeks, move forward with the extraordinary work ethic that has paved the way for you today. Proud to serve as your advisor the past 4 years! - Mr. Reece

Old 71 Speedway Race Report by Bill Bass

Old 71 Speedway Race Report! From April 30th: Most of you already know I took on the announcer duties at Old 71 Speedway and while I still have a lot to learn but it continues to get easier with each event. (I’m no wolf man Jack)

Highlights of the night!

The Studio M salon and boutique Midwest modified feature was an emotional win for Jacob Hall, winning the feature in dominating fashion carrying the number 101 of his uncle Harlen Kennedy who we recently lost to cancer. Stand up team! Congrats
on the win

The second highlight would be the Recycled Homes USRA B mod feature, Wow what a race! The top three, Nic Hanes, who would emerge the Victor, Mike Striegel, who would settle for second and Brayton Skaggs, who would take third, put on a show that didn’t disappoint, at times running three wide, Brayton Skaggs gave new meaning to running the top!

If you missed this race you just simply missed out. Great job guys! Close racing while respecting each other! Priceless!

Hard luck awards
The first one would have to go to
Brad Smith who on April 30th 12 years ago to the date was the feature winner at what is now Old 71 speedway. Brad wouldn’t get a chance to make history, Brad broke in hotlaps and wouldn’t be able to continue.

My last hard luck award would have to go to
Paden Phillips who while leading the feature in his 9D8 USRA modified broke and was unable to continue, Chase Domer would go on to win.

I hope to see everyone back next Friday for our regular scheduled racing and then Saturday May 8th for the Studio M salon and boutique Mid West mod shootout, $1500 to win! Jerry is also paying $500 to win for factory stocks and $1000 to win for Latemodels.

That’s all for now, Wild Bill Bass

Elevated fire risk today!

The gusty winds this afternoon will create an elevated fire weather concern, especially in areas that haven't fully greened up yet. Be cautious with fire today, a little could go a long way!

Mrs. Hannah's Retirement Party

On June 4th from 6pm-8pm at the Pennell in Butler we will celebrate the retirement of Sheryl Hannah She has taught in the Butler R-V school district for 30 years. 

If you've learned from, cheered for, danced at prom with, or worked with her, you likely love her. 

To mark the end of her tremendous career, she would love to celebrate with former students, coworkers, and friends. 

Come by, have a drink, and say congratulations!

Bryan Tippie Shelter Insurance opening new office in Archie

Come by our new Archie office and check it out today located at 103 NW Outer Road in Archie ( next door to the fishing dock).

We will be here from 9-12 today. Make sure you come by early to get yourself a donut from
Sweet P's Yummies

Happy Retirement Jimmie

Congratulations to Nevada Police Department Captain Jimmie Dye who retired today after more than 21 years of service with the Nevada Police Department.

Thank you for your service and dedication to our department and our community. We wish you the very best in your future endeavors!

Obituary - Marie Anna Kuhne Manitta

Marie Anna Kuhne Manitta, 95 of Drexel, Missouri was welcomed in Jesus’ loving arms on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Cremation, with no services scheduled at the moment. Private inurnment will take place in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Coram, New York. Arrangements entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Marie was born in New York City on June 4, 1925 to Harry Ferdinand Kuhne and Anna Agnes Baumann Kuhne. She and her husband lived on Long Island, New York for years where she was a homemaker and school bus driver. Upon retiring, she and her husband maintained homes in New York and Florida. In 2013 Marie moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia to with her granddaughter and great-grandchildren of five years. In 2018 Marie moved to Drexel, Missouri where she was again surrounded by many great-grandchildren on a small farm south of Drexel.

Marie enjoyed many hours of sitting on the front porch watching the cattle and chickens and crocheting hats and hot pads for her friends. She was a member of the Drexel VFW Ladies Auxiliary and attended the Drexel First Baptist Church. Marie loved to hide candy for the great-grandchildren and watching their antics.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Peter Manitta, brother George Kuhne, son Tim Craig. She is survived by son Tom (Sue) Craig of Drexel, MO., daughter Tammy (Zane) Zinkosky of Tampa, FL., sister Georgette Hanlon of Tarpon Springs, FL., grandchildren Tim Craig, Anna Carpenter (Samuel), Devin and Shelby Zinkosky of FL., Tiffini (Nate) Fyffe of Kansas City, MO., Megan (Sean) Tithes of Olathe, KS., Justin (Antonia) Craig of Drexel, MO., and 16 great-grandchildren, Riley Craig, Savanna, Syndi, Spencer, Shyanne, Sadie, Silas, and Simeon Tithes, Noah, Bailey, Caleb, and Silas Craig, Oliver Gretchyn, Jasper and Archer Fyffe. She will be greatly missed by all, but we glory in the hope of seeing her in eternity with our heavenly Father.

Obituary - Cody A. Miller

Cody Allen Miller, 32, Urich, Missouri departed this life on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Ally Miller; two sons, Zayden and Zander Miller and a daughter, Stormie Miller; his mother, Brenda Miller and his father, Bill Miller both of Urich, Missouri; a sisters, Angie Frazier, Branson, Missouri; his maternal grandmother, Barbara Patrick, Urich, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Cody Miller Memorial Fund to help offset funeral expenses. Please make checks payable to Brenda Miller.

A complete obituary will be posted it becomes available.