Friday, September 29, 2023

Papinville Follow up from Papinville Picnic September 23rd / Beverly Sullins

                                                      Good Picnic/Good Rain   

Saturday turned out to be a very beneficial day for Papinville and the surrounding area.  With “B” Highway still closed and the threat of stormy weather our crowd was smaller this year but we are happy to report that God blessed us with a sunny afternoon and then followed that with a good rain just as we completed all our activities.  So thankful to God; the music of Heartfelt Band, Wesley Danner his family and friends; our auctioneer, Larry Hacker; the wagon people, Jeff Miller and friend; all the businesses in the surrounding area who donated items and money; those who baked pies and items that were in the live auction and silent auction.  Last but definitely not least to each member of our association and others that helped in any way to the success of this event.  Each person, business or friend who helped know you are appreciated more that words can ever say. 

We wish to say a special thanks to Ron Marquardt and sons for starting the ball rolling on a future building project.  They have graciously agreed to match donations so if you would like to help you may do so by donating to this project as we continue to move forward to keep the history alive in this area.  For further details you may contact 417-395-4288 or 417-395-2594.  Also, our little one-room school house was sparkling in the sunlight from it new coat of white paint.  That project was completed from memorial donations in memory of Marcelle Marquardt.  This was our first year without Marcelle and she was so missed.  

Besides the music, wagon rides, and auctions other activities enjoyed throughout the afternoon were:  face painting, guessing game, rock painting, scavenger hunt, hay bale toss, chicken-poop bingo, chalk drawing, touring of the school and museum. 

The meal was served just before 5:00 most had finished eating before the much-needed rain arrived. We believe everyone had a great time and we appreciated all the help from everyone getting everything under cover from the rain.

We will be doing it all over again same time and same place next year. Saturday, September 28, 2024. Just think how much shorter the trip will be as “B” Highway will be open.   Thanks again for all your help and generous donations.  

                                                                                  Reported by Beverly Sulllins, pres.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-49 On & Off Ramps CLOSED Between Nevada & Rich Hill Beginning Oct. 3



Where: Northbound I-49 on and off ramps CLOSED between Nevada and Rich Hill in Vernon and Bates counties. Ramps will be closed individually and not all at the same time.

When: Between Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 11

Details: The northbound I-49 on and off ramps CLOSED for safety reasons while contractor crews remove the current I-49 asphalt driving surface and replace it with a new one. Northbound I-49 ramps will be closed individually and not all at the same time. This is part of a resurfacing project on I-49 in Bates and Vernon counties.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Northbound I-49 on and off ramps CLOSED individually and not all at the same time
  • At least one lane of I-49 will be OPEN in each direction at all times
  • Contractor crews will be working during daytime hours, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Speed limit reduced to 60 mph where crews are working
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone
  • No signed detours
  • Drivers should find alternate routes around the work zone
  • Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.

Change in Schedule for Community Cafe Meal for October 3rd

 The weekly Community Cafe Meal has been moved to a different church for the Tuesday, October 3rd supper.

The meal will be served at the Happy Hill Church of God 
901 South Main Street Butler. 

Serving is from 5:30 until 6:00 . 

Community Food Pantry Music Festival October 26th


There will be a Music Festival with all local musicians on October 26th at 6 pm at the Backyard Event Space located at 405 North Virginia in Adrian. 

This is a free-will donation event that will benefit the Community Food Pantry of Butler with food assistance for Bates County Residents.

Hear some great music and help a great cause on October 26th, 6 pm, Backyard Event Space in Adrian.



The Bates County Health Center is hosting a 5K Glow Run/Walk on Friday, October 13th at 7 pm at the Butler High School Track. 

The purpose of the 5K is to promote health and physical activity to area women and children.  Glow sticks will be provided along with water and snacks. 

The first 100 people to sign-up will receive a medal.  You can call 660-679-6108 to sign-up or registration will begin at 6:30 the night of the walk.

Ready Set Grow Rich Hill Fall Festival

 Ready Set Grow in Rich Hill presents the 1st Annual Fall Festival, Saturday, October 7th, 3-7 pm, Prospect Park, (the square, east park).  

In addition to food and craft vendors there will be horse drawn wagon rides, photo booth, bounce house and free games.  You can also participate in the cornhole and sand volleyball contest, visit the PTO booth and RSG Bulb sale.  

Ready Set Grow Rich Hill Fall Festival, October 7th.  See Ready Set Grow on Facebook.

Annual Pleasanton Days October 7th and 8th


The 2023 Annual Pleasanton Days is October 7th and 8th. 

The activity Line-up can be found on the Pleasanton Kansas Facebook page but some highlights are the baby contest at 10 am on Saturday, parade at 11, beard contest, live music, pie eating contest, street dance at 7 with lots in between.  All day activities are food and craft vendors, nail driving contest, face painting, balloon darts, train rides, and more.

Sunday the 8th is the Pleasanton Days community church service at 11 am with a community lunch at noon.  Most activities will take place at Dunlap Park unless otherwise noted.

The 2023 Annual Pleasanton Days, October 7th and 8th.  For a complete schedule see the Pleasanton Kansas Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Now Hiring Heavy Equipment Technicians.

If you are an Agriculture Technician with experience in agriculture machine service and repair. Ziegler Ag Equipment of Warrensburg has immediate openings in Butler. Ziegler Ag Equipment has immediate openings for “on the farm” , Field Service Technicians for Agco and Claas customers. Butler Technicians will work from home and be dispatched to “on the farm”  locations for service repair.

Ziegler Ag Equipment offers great pay and benefits, a stable, family-owned company with a proven path to successful careers.

If you have experience repairing agricultural equipment, they would like to talk with you about becoming a Butler Technician.

To apply, go to That’s Z-I-E-G-L-E-R-A-G dot com. They are an equal opportunity employer including disability and vets. 


Little Apple


The annual Community Block Party, sponsored by Ellett Memorial Hospital and A.C. Clinic, will be 9:00 – 2:00 Saturday, September 30, 2023.

Affordable lab tests available include: BMP/TSH, BMP/Lipid Panel/TSH, Hemoglobin A1C, and PSA. Prices range from $15-$30 per test. In addition, several healthcare vendors will have booths. There will be a variety of foods available to satisfy any craving, including: EMH Auxiliary – free-will donation bake sale, EMH – free snow cones, ACHS Junior Class – walking tacos, ACHS FBLA – Andy’s Frozen Custard, Christian Church – nachos, GFWC Achievers – funnel cakes, water, tea, lemonade, Maws Kettle Corn & More, Sam’s Bakery and Salmon Enterprises – beef snacks. Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, and get up close to a real ambulance and fire truck.  KC Wolf will make an appearance and be available for photos. It’ll be a fun day for the whole family. Follow them on Facebook for more info at EMHCommunityBlockParty

--Ellett Memorial Hospital Respiratory and Radiology Departments are sponsoring a Scarecrow Decorating Contest. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and judging at 10:00 a.m.  Judged age groups are 12 and under and 13 and up.  1st and 2nd place prizes will be given in each age group and one Best of Show prize will be awarded. RULES: Scarecrows must be at least 3 feet tall, must be suitable for outside display but do not need to be free standing. No electrical outlets are available for displays. They must be family-friendly and not contain anything considered lewd, crude, or offensive.

--Ellett Memorial Hospital Business Office is sponsoring a Pie Baking Contest 11:30 a.m. with 2 categories, 1-crust and 2-crust. Participants can enter one pie in each category. There will be a $25 AC Chamber Bucks prize for each winner.

--The GFWC Achievers of Appleton City will be selling their funnel cakes, a fundraising effort that helps support the local Back Pack Program.


During the ACHS Homecoming, Hailey Oehring was crowned Queen and Landon Oehring as King. Peyton Long was crowned princess and Hayden Bock as Prince.  The Varsity Football team beat College Heights Christian 82-48.  The Bulldogs are now 4-1.


There will be an article in the September 28 AC Journal about Deion Sanders’ connection to Appleton City. Deion's high school coach, Ron Hoover, graduated from ACHS 1951. The article mentions Deion’s comments about him and facts about his life in AC.


A Pulled Pork Fund Raising meal for the Rockville Cemetery will be held at the Rockville Methodist Church Fellowship Hall starting at 5:00 p.m. on September 30. Free will donations will be accepted. There will be a raffle for either a quilt or a gift certificate for a gun shop. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. The drawing will be at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to be there to win.  For more information, please call 660-679-1809.


On Saturday, October 14, Valley Center Church will host their annual Oktoberfest. It promises to be a most delicious evening with serving a German home cooked meal from 3:00-8:00 p.m.  There is also a country store and musical entertainment from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Adults eat for $15.  Children ages 6-12 eat for $3.00. Their address is 930 NE 1126 RD. Deepwater MO. The church is located 3 miles North of Lowry City or 12 miles South of Clinton off of 13 HWY. Bring non-perishable food items and receive $1 off of an adult meal and help support local food pantries.


Ellett Memorial Hospital will have their 6th Annual Breast Cancer Wellness & Awareness Day 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21. Come receive your pre-registered annual 3-D mammogram by Diagnostic Imaging Center Mobile Coach and receive a special gift. Walk-ins will be worked in as time allows. Appointments can be made at 913-344-9989. There will be door prizes awarded, fellowship, stories from survivors, caregivers and support will be shared. A light lunch served and treats to indulge! Vendors will be set up for your guilty pleasures and essential information available.  Stay connected to our Girls Day Out Facebook event to receive more updates. Uninsured women 40-49 that meet the guidelines can apply for funding of a mammogram through our "Show Me Healthy Women Program". Call EMH 476-5216 for info or help scheduling a mammogram.


St. Clair County Cattlemen will meet 6:30 p.m. October 10 at the Osceola School District. Meal by Osceola FFA. Sponsored by Heiman Inc.


FarmHouse Kitchen and Sumo's Pub will close temporarily on September 29 and re-open as soon as possible.


Coy Stephens and friends from Branson and around will be playing live old time and bluegrass entertainment 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30 at Rustic Duck. Come on out and enjoy the live music with perhaps a little square dancing.


MU St. Clair County Extension Council is hosting their last Barn Quilt class of 2023 on October 26 from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Optimist Building in Osceola. Cost is $45.00 for 2ft x 2ft or $25 for 1ft x 1ft. The cost includes all necessary supplies to make a Barn Quilt. The 1ft x 1ft board is intended for indoor hanging and is not durable enough for outdoors. There are limited 1 x 1 boards available, so register early to reserve your board! To register call the St. Clair County Extension office at 417-646-2419 or email [email protected].


The AC FBLA will host Pink Night this year at the Volleyball Game on October 5, the Football Game on October 6, and the Basketball Game TBD. The theme this year is: "Beat Out Cancer, Keep the Music Going". The theme for their Community Service Project was chosen to honor Jeanette Hill, who has given many years of service to the school and community. All proceeds this year will go to her to assist with expenses as she continues her treatment against this disease. If you wish to order a t-shirt or hoodie, please place your order by September 22 by contacting Mrs. Freemyer at [email protected]. FBLA is also putting together a picture tribute board to honor Jeanette and they welcome any pictures that you would like displayed. Please e-mail pictures to [email protected] no later than September 30. Thank you for your support in the fight against cancer.


Sept 30     Ellett Memorial Hospital Block Party 9:00 – 2:00

Sept 30     Pulled Pork Fund Raising meal for the Rockville Cemetery at the Rockville Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

Oct 3        St. Clair County Democrats meet at the county courthouse on the Osceola square at 6:00 p.m.

Oct 4        Hudson R-IX students will sing in the Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Cass County Jail BuildOut Project

On 09-25-23, constructors began work on the Cass County Jail Buildout Project.
Bids awarded for the project total $6,147,206. Funding for this new construction and renovation come from the American Rescue Plan Act.
President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 billion legislation into law in 2021. Its aim was to help people and businesses recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commissioners approved a resolution to fund the project in August.
Presiding Cass County Commissioner Bob Huston says this project helps protect Cass County.
“The Cass County Commission and Sheriff's offices are committed to keeping our community safe. This construction at the sheriff's office is part of that commitment,” Huston said.
“Cass County is a safe and great place to live, work, and raise a family. This addition will help make sure our law enforcement has the tools necessary in the years to come to protect our community,” he added.
After this project, the jail will have six booking desks, adding four to its current total of two. These additions will help make processing inmates more efficient.
Having these operations intact is integral to the jail’s security, considering its average daily population count has grown nearly 100% since opening in 2003. It housed 100 inmates daily then, now that number is up to 194.
The jail’s medical intake will move from the middle of the jail to its west side. This will help prevent the transmission of communicable diseases.
Cass County jail’s sally port will be completely torn down and rebuilt. This will provide more room for the secure transfer of inmates.
The first phase of construction started this week, and three others will follow in the next year.
Newkirk Novak Construction Partners, a local company out of Lenexa, KS, says it expects to employ at least 70 people on this project.
The public shouldn’t see much of a change while the jail is being renovated. Law enforcement agencies might have to make some adjustments, but citizens won’t notice anything except on the exterior.
Cass County’s Jail Buildout Project is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2024.


Butler Public Library Fall Book Sale


The Butler Public Library is having a Fall Book Sale October 25th through the 28th. 

Wednesday, October 25th is sneak preview night.  There is a $5 admission charge on sneak preview night and you will be able to purchase books from 5:30-7 pm. 

Thursday, October 26th hours are 10-5, Friday the 27th hours are 10-5 and books are half price, Saturday the 28th hours are 10-1 and you will be able to buy a bag of books for $5.  The library is located at 100 W Atkison Street. 

Butler Public Library Fall Book Sale October 25th-28th.  If you have any questions, call 660-679-4321.

Adrian Optimist Gun and Knife Show


The Adrian Optimist Gun and Knife Show will be held in Adrian on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 6th-8th. This 3-day event will be held at the Adrian  Optimist Community Building.

Admission is set at $8 per day for those 12 and older.

There will be over 150 tables of guns, knives, and accessories.

 Sign up for door prizes and raffles when you arrive.

The Adrian Gun show will be open Friday 4-8, Saturday

8-5, and Sunday 9-3.

 For more information contact Jim Binkley at 816-213-7247.

That’s the Adrian Optimist Gun and Knife Show, October 6th-8th in Adrian. 

Rockville German fest October 21st Details Here

 The Zion Lutheran Church and School of Prairie City will host the Annual Germanfest on October 21st.

The meal will be served on Saturday, October 21st from 4 until 8 pm.

The public is invited to attend this year’s Germanfest where the meal will consist of traditional German food.  Your free will donation will be appreciated with proceeds from the meal supporting a Local Charity.

Remember that “ B” highway to Rockville is still under construction and closed to traffic at this time. They suggest taking 52 West to “O” highway and then go south to Prairie City.

See them on the web at

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 18 CLOSED in Bates County at MNA RR for Crossing Repairs Oct. 4-5



Where: Missouri Route 18 at Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad crossing in Adrian between Northwest Lexington and North Max Stevens Street in Bates County

When: 7 a.m. Wednesday, October 4 through 5 p.m. Thursday, October 5

What: Railroad crews making crossing repairs

Traffic Impacts:

  • All lanes of Route 18 CLOSED at railroad crossing
  • Drivers will have access to driveways and entrances on either side of the work zone, but will not be able to travel across the railroad
  • Drivers will be directed along a signed detour on Bates County routes FF & F and Missouri Route 18
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching work zone
  • Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule. 


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Bates County Elks Haunted House Schedule


Free Fruit at the Butler Food Pantry

 The Butler Food Pantry has an abundance of free fruit. 

Go to the dock behind the food pantry for pick-up, 





Available today and Wednesday or until the fruit is gone. 

709 West Ohio Street 


Papinville After Order 11 was Issued

 Order 11 came about this way. Women and relatives of the Bushwhackers were imprisoned by the Federals in an old building in Kansas City. On August 14,1863 the building collapsed and killed and injured some of the women. The wife of “Bloody Bill” Anderson, a Bushwhacker chief, was killed. In a mad frenzy he and William Clark Quantrill launched an attack against Lawrence, Kansas, a stronghold of the abolitionist. On August 20, 1863 over 100 men died in the streets of Lawrence. Jim Lane, a Jayhawk leader, escaped half naked into a cornfield. He was the one that pressured General Thomas Ewing of Kansas City, to issue the “Order 11”. It drove all the people of rural Jackson, Cass, Bates and northern Vernon counties from their homes. For many years the area was known as the “Burnt District”.

This order appeared harsh and unjust for many, but was enacted as a military necessity and undoubtedly saved many lives. People hastily gathered up what few personal items they could pack up and left. Anything left behind would be stolen or burnt. Some only went as far as the order decreed while others went farther. Some stayed where they went and never returned to Papinville. In the fall of 1863 there was not one single family left in Bates county. Just two short years before there had been thousands of contented, prosperous and happy people. As a proof of the number of citizens in the county, there were more than 1,200 votes cast at the general election in 1860. Anything in the town of Papinville that had not been burnt in 1861 was now completely destroyed.

This was taken from a letter after the burning of Papinville when Jim Lane came through and burnt Papinville in 1961. Quote: Papinville was burned, not a building was left except two at some distance away. The town is in ruins. It was a post town on the mail route to Fort Scott, Kansas, regular reception and delivery of mail. It was also the county seat with a good brick courthouse used also as a meeting house,two large hotels, and six stores and a population of 400. It was a center of trade and business for a large surrounding territory of fertile country. After the burning of Papinville in 1861 the “Order 11” was issued. This was the second burning of Papinville. This time everything was burnt.

The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 with Confederate forces surrendering. Although military hostilities had ceased many bitter feuds remained and lingered for a long time.

It was not until 1866 that the people returned to their ruined homesteads . Much of the land was not reclaimed and reverted back to the government.

Slowly houses and business were built and the land was reclaimed. There was only one house that was not burnt and it is still standing. Next week the story will be about the Klinksick house that is still standing and the story that was told to my mother (Mildred Marquardt), when she wrote her book “Three Mile Square”.( You will be able to purchase this book at the picnic.) The second story will be about the murder of Mr. Eddy, who was one of the first merchants in Papinville.

When the people came back and started building houses and businesses it became a nice thriving community. There were four doctors, two butchers shops, flour mill, drugstores, an attorney, justice of the peace, several hotels, saloons, dry good stores, harness shop and blacksmiths. The bridge was built back in 1873, which helped to bring trade to Papinville.

When the boat trade stopped and the railroads came in, Papinville became just a local trading point and not the business center of earlier days. A two story school was built in 1868 and several churches were constructed. Now we have about 45 people that live in Papinville. There have been several hunting clubs that have built lodges in Papinville. We are still proud of our community and always helping each other out. There is so much history in this area and we hope to keep the history going. We have the picnic each year to keep the history alive. If you would like to help us in any way contact these numbers. 417 395 4288 or 417 395 2594. We would like to have more activities but we need the help. Hope you came to the picnic this year and enjoyed yourself.. We thank everyone who helped this year with the games, silent auction, baking pies for the pie auction, cooking the food, wagon rides and donations. Let’s keep Papinville history alive.


Submitted by Phyllis Stewart, Activity Director



Heartland Community Theatre is pleased to announce an upcoming casting call, as they will be hosting auditions for their Winter / Christmas Production, “Scrooged Up”, a play by Dan Roberts, being directed by Rob Hills.

Auditions will be held on Thursday, September 28th and Friday, September 29th, at the Heartland Community Theatre, 108 North Washington, Clinton, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on both evenings.

Heartland is looking for actors to perform on stage or anyone who is willing to help behind the scenes in various compacities or as stagehands.

Dates for this production have already been set. They are Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th, both at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 p.m., and an Encore presentation on Saturday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Call (660) 351-0362 with any questions or for more information.


Monday, September 25, 2023



The City of Archie is looking for a dedicated and professional Police Officer to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for patrolling assigned areas, responding to emergency calls, enforcing laws and regulations, and conducting investigations.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to serve the community and help protect the public. The ideal candidate should have strong communication skills and possess a high level of integrity. The candidate must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and pass a pre-employment background check including a CVSA.

Successful Candidates should apply in person at 204 South Main in Archie, or send or request applications to: [email protected].

Butler PTSO has a New Facebook Page and are Looking for Members


Butler Bear students will be coming home with NEW PTSO Welcome Packets. In these packets you will find all things related to the PTSO! The packet includes a welcome letter, the importance of joining the PTSO, the membership form, the 2023-2024 PTSO calendar of events and the first October PTSO meeting flyer!

The PTSO will be having their very first Membership Drive! The grade with the most membership forms turned in by October 13th will win a cookie party sponsored by the PTSO!  Updates will be posted weekly to the Butler Elementary PTSO social media page!

The mission of the PTSO is to make the school year as fun, educational and productive as possible while also growing the organization to reach their ambitious goals!

For the PTSO to be effective and functioning at its highest levels, it is essential to have parental and community involvement.

If you would like to join the PTSO, then fill out the membership form brought home by your student and then send it back to their teacher.


Butler Chamber Quarterly Meeting September 27th at noon

 The Butler Chamber of Commerce invites all Butler Chamber Members to the quarterly member meeting. This month the meeting will be held at the Bates Social Center on the west side of the Butler Square. The luncheon will be served promptly at noon, with the Guest speaker, Tiffany Frost, from the New Growth Women’s Business Center in Appleton City following the lunch. It all happens at noon on Wednesday, September 27th at the Bates Social Center on the square.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Butler Senior Center Kickin' Chicken Dinner

 The Butler Senior Center is hosting a Kickin Chicken Dinner on Sunday, September 24 from 11 to 2 pm.  Cost is $15 per dinner and it consists of Fried Chicken, sides, and a dessert.  Proceeds benefit older adults in our community.  For more information, call 660-679-5830.  The Butler Senior Center is located at 611 West Mill Street in Butler.



The Butler Airport Commission says they have a new tenant. 

After roughly a year of working with MoDot, the FAA, multiple departments within the City of Butler, and several lawyers, the Butler Memorial Airport Commission is proud to announce they have a new tenant at the airport! Burns Custom Spraying is building a new facility on the south west side of the airport, just north of the Osage Valley ballfields.

The Airport Commission knows there have been a lot of questions and rumors going around lately, so here are some answers.

Burns Custom Spraying is constructing a large hangar to house their spray plane, a ramp where they can load product, two connectors to the taxiway, an access road to Business 49, and a retention pond. Additionally, the ramp will have built in spill prevention/mitigation so no hazardous chemicals can leak downstream.  They are hoping that everything will be in place by next spring.

Papinville History: The Issuing of Order 11

 Before the border wars started Papinville was a growing community. Many houses were being built and businesses were moving into Papinville. The people and businesses were moving out after Jim Lane and his army came through and burnt the courthouse and a lot of businesses in 1861.

The Bushwhackers were strong in this area. They were southern sympathizers and were in small groups. They would bushwhack militiamen as they moved along the roads.

It was see-saw back and forth. Militia from Cedar and St. Clair counties, Bushwhackers from Vernon county, Kansas Jayhawkers into Missouri and Guerrillas into Kansas. Bates county was right in the middle and was the heaviest hit of the four counties. On August 25, 1863 General Ewing issued “Order 11” to these four counties: Jackson, Cass, Bates and part of Vernon. The following is the order. This was taken the book “HISTORY OF BATES COUNTY’ by W.O. ATKESON 1918.

Kansas City Mo. August 25, 1865 General Order No 11

First: All persons being in Cass, Jackson and Bates counties, Missouri and in that part of Vernon included in this district, except those living within one mile of the limits of Independence, Hickman’s Mill and Harrisonville and except those in that part of Kaw Township, Jackson County, north of Brush Creek and west of Big Blue, embracing Kansas City and Westport, are hereby ordered to remove from their present places of residence within 15 days from the date thereof.

Those who, within that time, establish their loyalty to the satisfaction of the commanding officer of the military station nearest their present places of residence will receive from him certificates stating the fact of their loyalty and the names of the witnesses by whom it can be shown. All who receive such certificates will be permitted to remove to any military station in this district or to any part of the state of Kansas, except the counties on the eastern borders of the state, all others shall remove out of the district. Officers commanding companies and detachments serving in the counties named will see that this paragraph is promptly obeyed.

Second: All grain and hay in the field or under shelter, in the district from which the inhabitants are required to remove, within reach of military stations, after the 9th September next will be taken to such stations and turned over to the proper officer there and report of the amount so turned over made to district headquarters, specifying the names of all loyal owners, and the amount of such districts after the 9th day of September next , not convenient to such stations will be destroyed. -By order of Brig. Gen. Ewing

Bates county was entirely depopulated. Next week the story will be about how the people and the town was affected by this order.

Don’t forget about the Papinville Picnic on Sept. 23. Music will begin at 2:00, games 3:00, pie auction 4:00 and silent auction from 1:30 until 6:00. A fried fish, pulled pork, hot dogs, cheesy potatoes, green beans,slaw, homemade bread, drinks and dessert will be served after auction. During the auction a full sized cut out of Travis Kelce will be auctioned off. This would look good in some one’s man cave, bid on a number for the chicken poop bingo. Come and enjoy the afternoon and the food. We would appreciate if you could bring a dessert for the dessert table in a throw away pan. Don’t forget your lawn chair. Submitted by Phyllis Stewart

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As official summer wound to a close on Saturday, the work week offered some great flying opportunities. By the weekend, storms rolled in to thwart travel plans. Desperate as we are for moisture, it seemed a fair trade. We sat in the hangar, listening to the rain pound on the 55-year-old metal roof (and drip through the holes in places) with gratitude.


Some traffic came and went, when weather allowed. The usual assortment of training Skyhawks and Archers flew by, a Piper Cherokee visited, and a Cessna Skylane stopped in. Out of the local hangars, Chris Hall flew one of his ex-Skydive Cessna 182s up to Grain Valley, Eric Eastland worked on his Cessna Skyhawk, Les Gorden's Piper Twin Comanche was out and one of the Cessna 150s ventured forth.


This being the last Saturday of the month, it is once again time for the Fliars Club to attempt a breakfast flyout. If fortune smiles, we'll assemble at 0730 hours on the Butler ramp and see what opportunities present.


Much press was ballyhooed last week about a half-billion dollar investment being made in a Michigan plant to build electric “air taxis” to shuttle folks around over cities. Scaled up from drone technology, these six-rotor devices will carry four passengers from vertiport to vertiport within their 30-minute range. It remains to be seen how firm the actual market is going to be for these things.


Sky dreams are always popping up, it seems. Some 36 years ago, an outfit called SkyTrader was romancing the city of Harrisonville for backing to erect a plant on the new Lawrence Smith airport to build twin-engine cargo planes, supposedly a sure bet. They went on to sell stock in Clay Center, Kansas and at the Richards-Gebaur airport in Kansas City, before finally taking bankruptcy in 1989. The attraction of shiny new flying objects never ceases to fascinate.


Cirrus Design Corporation, headquartered in Duluth, MN but owned by Aviation Industry Corp. in Communist China, just unveiled a new “mini-Cirrus” SR10 training aircraft, which actually received a type certificate from our cooperative FAA last November. The SR10 seats three with an observer seat in back, weighs 2150 pounds and is powered by a humming little 135-hp Rotax 915 engine. Cirrus has no plans at present to sell the SR10 in the U.S., reserving it for the always-to-be-burgeoning civil aviation market in the PRC.


The international sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine bagged another Rusky airplane, when an Airbus A320 airliner had to be landed in an open field in Siberia after a hydraulics failure. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. Parts are difficult to obtain under the sanctions and crews are reportedly having to fly aircraft with unresolved discrepancies. Initial plans are to repair the 'Bus and fly it off the tundra. Keep your seatbelt fastened.


Our last question of the week asked from what language the word “parachute” originated. It was derived from the French, as “to prevent a fall.” For next time, we need to know the difference between 'DZ” (drizzle) and “BR” (mist) in weather reports. You can send your answers to [email protected].


Cheryl "Sherry" Renee Boyles, 59, Archie

  Funeral services for Sherry Boyles of Archie, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-655...