Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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Bates County Memorial Patient Story: Angelia Cumpton


BCMH Patient Story: Angelia Cumpton

Healthcare workers are human and need care, too. Angelia Cumpton, LPN is a chronic care management nurse for Family Care Clinics and when she learned she had breast cancer in February 2023, she admits she was terrified.

As a chronic care management nurse, Angelia makes sure her patients are taking medication as directed and are getting the quality measures that Medicare offers. In the same way, Angelia’s care team at BCMH made sure she was ticking all the boxes to take care of her own health.

Angelia’s breast cancer was discovered in a somewhat unusual way. She had faithfully performed self-exam checks and received annual mammogram screenings for breast cancer, except for the year she skipped it because she had suffered a heart attack. The day she was scheduled for her routine mammogram, she was having surgery for stent placement instead, and she didn’t reschedule the mammogram.

Ironically, it was a hernia that sent Angelia to Dr. William Joyce’s clinic, leading to the discovery of breast cancer. As he prepared to order a CT scan for Angelia, Dr. Joyce noticed she was overdue for her annual mammogram, and he asked if she wanted to get that done on the same day. Angelia did, and the 3D mammogram revealed a marble-sized nodule.

“It had been a couple of years since she came in, and unfortunately, we found a mass in the left breast,” said Chris Pope, RT, R, M, Director of Imaging Services at BCMH, who conducted Angelia’s mammography services. “It was a centimeter and a half, and it wasn’t super large, but it was larger than what we normally find in a new cancer. So, we did additional views and an ultrasound, and she was recommended for a biopsy which she did have, and it came out as invasive cancer.”

Angelia said, “I was really shocked that there was something there. I didn’t have any symptoms that told me I had a lump … I did mammograms every year, but I missed one year.”

Angelia had a lumpectomy and several lymph nodes removed at KU Cancer Center, then completed chemotherapy treatments, two of which she suffered an allergic reaction to and was admitted to the hospital. After completing radiation in late August, Angelia says she will take medication for five years to help keep the cancer from returning. Even though the most difficult treatments are completed, she still has a battle to fight because her current cancer medication hasn’t been kind to her body.

She said, “My spirits have remained fairly good. I do have days that I’m down and days that I cry. And especially when I was going through chemo and I was sick and in the hospital after every chemo treatment, I cried a lot. But I knew that I had to fight it because the only way you get well is to be positive. My grandkids, and knowing I wanted to see them grow kept me positive, because I didn’t want to lose them. My five-year-old granddaughter told me I had to fight, because she needs me.”

Side note: Angelia said she explained her breast cancer to her grandkids in terms they could understand. “My grandkids always ask me if my booby’s still sick, and I tell them it’s getting well,” she said.

What has helped her through this rough road? Angelia said, “My grandkids really put a lot of encouragement on me to make sure that I was doing good. My kids took care of me, friends brought meals on days I didn’t feel like I could do anything. My faith has gotten stronger because it was found by the grace of God, and I know I wouldn’t be here if God didn’t have a plan for me right now.”



The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position of Utility Clerk.  They offer employers fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a complete retirement package with the MO LAGERS system.  One to three years of similar or related experience is preferred. Employees are expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months to one year from date of employment.  A high school diploma or GED is required and a technical degree or some college credit is preferred.  A general knowledge of computers, bookkeeping techniques and a working knowledge of mathematics is required.  Cash handling experience, clerical skills, and some accounting knowledge are necessary.  Must be familiar with computers and office software systems.   Telephone etiquette and customer relations are key. Salary is dependent upon qualifications. Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing are required.  Applications are available at Butler City Hall, 22 West Ohio Street, or on their website at cityofbutlermo.com.  The City of Butler is an equal opportunity employer.  Position is open until filled.

Adrian Library Annual Dues


Hume: Veterans Day Ceremony

The Hume School will have its Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10th at 10:30 am with the noon meal to follow the program. The Veterans assembly will be  open to Hume students and the community.


The Hume school would like to honor their local veterans by providing a meal.

Veterans are encouraged to call the Hume School by Wednesday, November 8th to reserve their meal. Veterans attending the assembly should  RSVP by calling 660-643-7411 

Monday, October 30, 2023

Richard "Pete" Vanhorn 83 Butler

 Richard “Pete” VanHorn, 83 of Butler, Missouri passed away peacefully on Friday, October 27 2023 at his home in Butler, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 AM at the funeral home. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Butler. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Fairview Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.


Richard “Pete” Leon VanHorn was born on October 12, 1940 at home in Nyhart, Missouri, son of Lawrence Leslie Van Horn and Mildred Francis (Dunlap) Van Horn.


Pete began his school years at Tripp School before attending Butler High School where he graduated in 1958. While in grade school Pete worked for Lloyd Bottoms picking and selling watermelons on Saturdays, and in high school Pete was a member of FFA. After graduating he worked in construction with Dean Connor in Kansas City for one year, and later with Leroy Jones and Wesley Pike building homes in Butler. Pete taught woodworking for several years at Peru Star 4-H Club. He started working with the Associated Natural Gas Company in the mid 1960’s, Atmos Energy, as well as other natural gas companies until retirement.


On January 5, 1961 Pete married the love of his life, Wilma Jean Thompson, and to this union four children were born. Pete enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. Another hobby was woodworking, and Pete could be found out in his woodworking shop even up until a couple months ago. He would make picture frames in his shop and enjoyed giving them away to his friends and family. Pete also enjoyed making homemade wine from cherries and grapes, and giving those as gifts as well.


Some of you may have wondered over the years where the name Pete came from. When Pete was a child they lived near the grocery store and he could always be found carrying around or wearing a cap-gun pistol. The owner of the grocery store one day started calling him “Pistol Pete” or “Two Gun Pete,” and from then on he was known by Pete and not Richard.

Pete was preceded in death by his father Lawrence Leslie VanHorn, mother Mildred Francis VanHorn, half-brother Paul Sheldon VanHorn, and grandson Nathaniel Scott Deems.


Survivors include his wife Wilma Jean VanHorn of Butler, sons Dallas Wayne VanHorn (Karol) of Butler,  Michael Shannon VanHorn (Tina) of Mexico, Missouri;, daughters Kelly Renee Deems (Daniel) of Blue Springs, Missouri, Angela Dee VanHorn of Butler, grandsons Corey Dallas VanHorn (Andrea) of Butler, Dalton Wayne VanHorn of Olathe, Kansas, Cody Eugene VanHorn of Mexico, Missouri, Grant Richard VanHorn of Mexico, Missouri, and brother Jack Leroy VanHorn (Patricia) of Butler.

Nevada Life-Saving Award

 Life-Saving Award Issued to Deputy, Police Officer, and Dispatchers

Four life-saver awards were issued by Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher as the result of an incident that took place on August 20, 2023, involving a motor vehicle accident. According to Mosher, multiple agencies were dispatched to a report of a possible motor vehicle accident on I-49 North of Nevada. After multiple agencies responded and searched, no vehicle could be found. A short time later, dispatch advised they were on the phone with the victim who stated they were in some trees but did not know the exact location.
Deputy Foster with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office along with Officer Gish with the Nevada Police Department continued to search for the vehicle with the assistance of two dispatchers with the Sheriff’s Office who were tracing the phone call. After more than an hour of searching, the vehicle was located in a wooded area off I-49 with a female victim trapped inside. Additional units were dispatched, and the victim was transferred to the hospital.
The Sheriff said he would like to congratulate each of the four people receiving the award and thank them for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Vernon County.
Pictured top to bottom: Dispatcher Jadean Highley, Chief Deputy Travis Cole, Sheriff Jason Mosher, Deputy Tristen Foster, Nevada Police Officer Calvin Gish, and Nevada Police Captain Josh Westerhold. The fourth dispatcher wishes to remain anonymous.

Thanksgiving Meal Donations still needed. Thanks you all for your suppport.

 In four weeks, the Butler Senior Center will host the FREE THANKSGIVING MEAL. The meal can be delivered, picked up or eaten at the center. They will have volunteers to deliver all over Bates County, and they still do need volunteers for delivery. Deliveries will leave at around 1030AM. Those that order their meals for pickup can come to the center around 12 noon. The center will open to the public at 12 noon and the food line will form at 1 PM.

The Carpenters Cup and The Butler Senior Center still have needs for this meal. They are as follows:

4 gallon cans of green beans
4 gallon cans of corn
45 packages brown and serve rolls
24 tubs of whipped topping
25 lbs butter
71 apple pies
69 pumpkin pies

The Carpenters Cup will appreciate  money donations to purchase the things they need and for advertising. The money donations can be given either to Judge Julie Highley or to the Carpenters Cup. The food donations can be brought to the Carpenters Cup.

If you want to sign up for a meal, either pickup or delivery, please call 660-679-3333.

There will also be  30 Holiday food baskets to give away with the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal to make at home. After November 1st, you can call 660-679-3333 to sign up for a basket. Remember, there are only 30.


The Pediatric Place in Clinton Now Hiring


We are actively seeking a licensed occupational therapist, board-certified behavioral analysist, licensed physical therapist, and licensed speech-language pathologist to join our multidisciplinary team. We are on a mission to give access to children and families in our own community!

For more information and to apply online check us out at our website at www.thepediatricplacellc.com.

Bates County Memorial Hospital Says Thank You


Bates County Memorial Hospital is thanking their employees and members of the community for helping to raise $734.70 through the purchase of BCMH Cares shirts this year. These proceeds benefit the BCMH Cares Mammogram Fund, making annual mammogram screenings accessible to women who do not have insurance or are under-insured.   


You can learn more about the BCMH Cares Mammogram Fund by going to www.bcmhospital.com/bcmh-cares/ 

Cass County Career Nursing Enrollment Class


Cass County Firefighting Classes Enroll Now




The annual City Election of the City of Butler, Missouri, will be held April 2, 2024. The offices to be filled are: One Councilman for Ward 1 (2 yrs.), one Councilman for Ward 2 (2 yrs.), one Councilman for Ward 3 (2 yrs.), one Councilman for Ward 4 (2yrs.).

Candidates must be citizens of the United States and voters under the Constitution of this State and Ordinances of the City.

Candidates for Councilman must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age prior to taking office, an inhabitant of the City for one year next preceding his election, and a resident of the Ward from which he is elected six months next preceding his election.

Qualified residents of the City of Butler are invited to file at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 22 W. Ohio, between 8:00 a.m. December 5, 2023, and 5:00 p.m. December 23, 2023, and December 26, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Bates County Memorial Hospital Gift Shop New Hours


92.1  would like to share a well-kept secret with the public. The Bates County Memorial Hospital Gift Shop is open to the public. The shop stocks gift items like seasonal home decorations, stuffed animals, jewelry, clothing, scarves, and much more. The merchandise is always changing and it is a perfect shop for gift-giving for any occasion. Check out the Fall sale that is going on October 30th  through  November 3rd, get a  25% discount on all Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving items. Remember the Annual Christmas Sale that will be held on November 28th and the Nutty Bavarian selections available on Dec. 5th from  9am to 3pm. The Bates County Memorial Hospital’s Gift Shop is now open from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, Gift Cards are now available .

What's Up by Leroy Cook


What’s Up

by LeRoy Cook




Suggested banner: Scary Stuff


Just in time for Trick or Treating, cold, wet weather came in over the weekend. We did make one last warm, clear trip on Thursday, with 20-mile visibility and fair-weather cumulus. On Friday, eastern Missouri had 70-degree weather while our west side was down in the 40's, under 700-foot ceilings.


The week's transient arrivals included a Cirrus SR-22, a Cessna Skylane and an indeterminate Piper single. Of the few local aircraft going up, Dennis Jacobs and Nate Schrock flew missions in Cessna 150s and Les Gorden had his Beech Bonanza F35 out.


We were saddened to learn of the passing of Joanne Winters last Tuesday, wife of former Butler airport manager Tom Winters who operated a maintenance shop at Butler airport from 1971 to 1990. Tom and Joanne raised their kids on the airport, living right on the premises. After 1990, they relocated to California, Missouri where Tom commuted to Jefferson City to maintain the MO Conservation Commission's aircraft fleet. They've kept busy in retirement, until         Joanne's health recently failed. Our condolences to Tom, Tommy and Tracy.


A couple of aviation episodes made headlines last week, the first being an attempt by a dead-heading pilot to pull the fire extinguisher handles on an Embraer EC-175 commuter airliner. That would have shut down both engines, requiring an emergency airstart on auxiliary power, pretty scary stuff. It's common to let commuting company pilots ride in the cockpit jump seat so they can get to work, but he was evidently having some emotional problems and had to be persuaded to go back to sit in the cabin while the flight diverted for his removal. An unusual circumstance; may it remain so.


The other incident involved a miscommunication at Houston, when a Hawker business jet took off while a little Citation Mustang jet was still clearing the runway. The tough old Hawker's wingtip clipped the tailcone of the Mustang and tore off a piece of it, climbing away unscathed. Investigation as to how it happened is still on-going, but needless to say, it could have been bad. Pay attention and watch out for each other.


 All these happenings are being dumped into the FAA's newly-appointed Administrator, who just took office last week. Mike Whitaker's background is mostly in Urban Mobility, the pipe-dream multi-copters that are supposed to be filling the low-altitude airspace over cities with passengers and packages. At least he holds a Private Pilot's license, but he's got a lot on his hands at FAA.


The weekly question wanted to know the commonly-used name of the Boeing model A75? It's the Stearman PT-17. Lloyd Stearman designed it but never built it, selling out to Boeing, who made 10,000 of them for WW-II. Our brain-teaser for next week is, when is it officially night-time, for pilot logbook purposes? You can send your answers to [email protected].

Bates County Cattlemen Annual Meeting and Dinner November 18th


Join the Bates County Cattlemen for an evening of family fun and great food at their annual meeting November 18th at the Adrian Optimist Building. Prime rib dinner will be served at 6:30pm for $25. Tickets are available at the door.  Other festivities include the awards ceremony, FFA auction and 50/50 raffle. Enjoy good food, support the area youth and celebrate the Cattlemen’s accomplishments for the year. Follow them on Facebook for more updates and they hope to see you Saturday, November 18th at the Adrian Optimist Building. 

Friday, October 27, 2023

Bates County Cattlemen November 4th Cookout


Saturday, November 4th starting at 10:30 am the Bates County Cattlemen will be at the Family Center parking lot in Butler serving lunch to the public.  They will have Ribeye steak sandwiches, smoked beef, burgers, and hot dogs, all meals come with chips and water.  The Cattlemen will continue cooking until the food is all gone so make sure and get there early.  This may be their last cookout of the year so don’t miss out.  Bates County Cattlemen cookout at the Family Center, Saturday, November 4th starting at 10:30 am in Butler.

Bates County Elks to host Veterans Day Dinner

 The Bates County Elks Lodge # 2653 is hosting its annual Veterans Day Dinner on Sunday, November 12TH at the Bates County Elks Lodge, located just south of the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive in Butler. The meal will be served as dine-in or drive-thru only from 11:30 until 1:00 pm. The meal is free for Veterans and their spouses.  

This dinner is for Veterans and their families to come out and have a nice meal in honor of their service to our country. This year a Turkey Dinner will be the main course with the traditional Thanksgiving sides.

This Veterans Day dinner is free for all Veterans and Spouses. That’s the annual Veterans Day Dinner set for Sunday, November 12th at the Bates County Elks Lodge. The lodge is located at 1000 Elks Drive in West Butler. 

Larry Eugene Langley 78 Adrian

 Larry Eugene Langley, 78 of Adrian, Missouri passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at his home in Adrian, Missouri. No services scheduled at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home Butler (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian Athletic Booster Club. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.


Larry was born on February 28, 1945, in Kansas City to Walter F.M. Langley and Pauline Nee Kunkler. Larry grew up in the family home at 12th and Ewing. He  had many hobbies and interests from playing 3 and 2 baseball, to his family business of cars and auto salvage. Larry's passion for cars included corvettes, ‘32 Fords, ‘34 Fords, and even a funny car. Larry was involved in many car clubs including the Rod-Tiques, and he was also a founding member of the Midwest Deuces.


Larry met the love of his life Mary Margaret Powell at Lake City Munitions and was married on April 15, 1971. To this union two sons were born, Ryan and James.  In August of 1976 Larry and his family moved to Adrian along with his parents, Walter and Pauline. Larry and his father started Langley Towing and Larry Langley Auto Parts, Inc.  The very first day while bringing in a car to his property it burnt to the ground, but everyone in Adrian knew the new family in town.


Larry continued his passion of building cars and street rods while passing those skills to his sons.  While the used auto parts market died off in the late 80's and into the early 90's, Larry started working in Kansas City for Blue Valley Auto Parts and then moving to James B. Nutter in 1993. He worked as the personal courier to James B. Nutter until his retirement in 2015.  Larry enjoyed his retirement going to many car shows all over the region. He was also an avid fan of the Adrian Blackhawks, especially the football games throughout the years.    


Larry is survived by his Sister Joann Langley, two sons Ryan and James (Karen) both of Adrian. Larry was active in supporting his grandchildren Rachel, Cate, Grace, Jacob, Danielle, and Lauren as much as he could. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2020, and his parents Walter and Pauline.


Richard " Pete" Van Horn 83 of Butler

 Richard "Pete" Van Horn, 83 of Butler, passed away October 27, 2023 at home surrounded by family. Funeral services will be at 11:00am Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11am. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Fairview Cemetery. Messages and memories for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Complete obituary information will be published as it becomes available. 

Community Cafe' not serving the weekly meal on October 31st .

 Butler: The Weekly Community Cafe will not serve their weekly meal on Tuesday, October 31st.

The cancellation is due to the Halloween activities. 

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Cass County Road Closures


REVISED: Lane and ramp closures scheduled for pavement repair work in Cass County, Oct. 26-31
Rescheduled pavement repair work will take place in various locations in Cass County.

CASS COUNTY – Crews will perform pavement repair work at various locations in Cass County requiring the following lane and ramp closures, Oct. 26-31 (revised from Oct. 23-27).  All work listed below will take place approximately 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. on the dates listed below. All work is weather dependent.

Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27

  • The southbound lane of Missouri Route 291 will be closed at Hubach Hill Rd. for pavement repair.  During the lane closure, a flagging operation will be in place, and this will not be a complete closure.

Friday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28

  • The eastbound and westbound lanes of Missouri Route 58 at Prairie Lane will have intermittent lane closures for pavement repair.  During the lane closures, a flagging operation will be in place, and this will not be a complete closure.

Friday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28

  • Crews will close one lane of southbound I-49 just south of N. Cass Pkwy. This will not be a complete closure.

Monday, Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Crews will close SB MO 7 for repairs at Rice St. and NB MO 7 for repairs at Delaware St.  During the lane closures, a flagging operation will be in place, and this will not be a complete closure.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on X, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity/. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Veterans Day Ceremony on Butler Square

 The American Legion extends an invitation to the public. Your presence will be appreciated on the Butler Courthouse lawn on November 11th for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

The Master of Ceremony will be Ron Nissen of Butler.

The Veteran’s Day Guest Speaker is: Butler High School Graduate and Retired Military Brandon Conger.

The Veterans Day Ceremony will start at 10:30 and last until approximately 11:15. The event will be held at the Dough Boy Statue  on the Butler Square.

The public is invited and remember to bring a lawn chair. 

MDC reminds deer hunters of mandatory CWD sampling Nov. 11-12 and other key CWD info

 MDC is holding mandatory CWD sampling during opening weekend of the November portion of deer season for hunters who harvest deer in select MDC CWD Management Zone counties.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it will be again holding mandatory CWD sampling during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms season, Nov. 11 and 12. Hunters who harvest deer in 39 MDC CWD Management Zone counties are required to take their harvested deer or the head on the day of harvest to one of MDC’s numerous mandatory CWD sampling stations located throughout the CWD Management Zone. Sampling and test results are free.

CWD Management Zone counties for mandatory CWD sampling are: Adair, Barry, Barton, Bollinger, Caldwell, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Franklin, Gasconade, Grundy, Hickory, Jasper, Jefferson, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Madison, Montgomery, Oregon, Perry, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ray, Ripley, Schuyler, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Vernon, and Washington.

MDC designates counties where CWD has been found and counties within 10 miles of where CWD has been found as part of its CWD Management Zone.

CWD is a deadly, infectious disease in deer and other members of the deer family (cervids) that eventually kills all animals it infects. There is no vaccine or cure. CWD can be spread from direct deer-to-deer contact, through improper disposal of deer carcasses, and through the environment by deer contacting infectious material from other deer. Hunters play a critical role in helping MDC find and manage the disease by having their deer tested and following carcass-movement restrictions and other CWD regulations. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.

Mandatory CWD Sampling Nov. 11 and 12

“Mandatory CWD sampling significantly increases the number of tissue samples we can collect in a relatively short period of time,” said MDC Cervid Program Supervisor Jason Isabelle. “The large number of samples collected during mandatory CWD sampling gives us a solid understanding of the distribution and prevalence of the disease — where it is and how many deer may have it. It can also help us find new cases in new areas so disease management can begin as soon as possible to slow the spread of CWD and protect Missouri’s deer population.”

According to MDC, opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season is the most popular two hunting days for most deer hunters in Missouri. Hunters take about a third of the state’s total annual deer harvest during those two days.

“Focusing on this key weekend gives us the best opportunity to collect the most tissue samples during a very concentrated time period,” said Isabelle.

He explained that hunters harvesting deer on Nov. 11 and 12 in counties where mandatory CWD sampling will occur can present their deer at a mandatory CWD sampling station within the county of harvest, or at a station in a different county if they follow the carcass movement restrictions. Deer that will end up being delivered to a licensed meat processor within 48 hours or deer heads that will be delivered to a licensed taxidermist within 48 hours may be transported to a sampling station in any county. For deer that will not be taken to a licensed taxidermist, hunters may also take the head to a mandatory CWD sampling station in another county as long as the head is left at the station after sampling.

Find mandatory CWD sampling station locations online at mdc.mo.gov/cwd, or in MDC’s 2023 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available where permits are sold.

CWD sampling takes only a few minutes and consists of MDC staff cutting an incision across the neck of harvested deer to remove lymph nodes for testing. Tissue samples are sent to an independent lab for testing.

Hunters will be given a card with information on getting free test results for their deer after samples are processed. Hunters can get their CWD test results for free online at mdc.mo.gov/cwdResults. While test results make take up to four weeks, most are available within two weeks.

Hunters presenting bucks bound for taxidermy should inform MDC staff. Staff will complete paperwork and inform the hunters about participating taxidermists taking CWD tissue samples. Another option is to remove the cape before taking the deer to a sampling station.

Before arriving at a mandatory CWD sampling station:

  • Field dress and Telecheck deer.
  • Bring the carcass or just the head.
  • Capes may be removed in preparation for taxidermy prior to arriving at a station.
  • Position deer in vehicles with head and neck easily accessible.
  • Be sure the person who harvested the deer is present.
  • Be prepared to find the location of harvest on a map.
  • If using a paper permit, have it detached from the deer for easy access.
  • If using the MO Hunting app, have permit information available.

Carcass Movement Restrictions

Hunters must follow carcass-movement restrictions for deer harvested in CWD Management Zone counties:

  • Deer must be Telechecked before any parts of the carcass may be transported out of the county of harvest.
  • Whole carcasses may only be transported out of the county of harvest if delivered to a licensed meat processor within 48 hours of exiting the county of harvest.
  • Deer heads containing muscle and brain tissue may only be transported out of the county of harvest if delivered to a licensed taxidermist or an approved CWD sampling station within 48 hours of exiting the county of harvest. However, on Nov. 11-12, for counties in which sampling is mandatory, deer, or the head, must be taken on the day of harvest to a mandatory CWD sampling station.
  • The following carcass parts may be moved outside of the county of harvest without restriction:
  • Meat that is cut and wrapped or that has been boned out.
  • Quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached.
  • Hides from which all excess tissue has been removed.
  • Antlers or antlers attached to skull plates or skulls cleaned of all muscle and brain tissue.
  • Finished taxidermy products.

CWD Sampling and Testing All Season

“As part of our efforts to find cases of CWD early so management can be implemented quickly to help slow its spread, MDC is again offering free voluntary CWD sampling and testing of harvested deer during the entire deer season at select locations throughout the state, including some MDC offices and participating taxidermists and meat processors,” said Isabelle.

He added that MDC also offers self-service freezer head-drop locations within the CWD Management Zone for hunters to deposit harvested deer heads to have tested for CWD. Instructions, packing supplies, and information tags are available at the sites. Freezer head-drop stations will be closed on Nov. 11-12 in mandatory sampling counties when hunters must present their deer or deer head at a mandatory CWD sampling station. Freezer head-drop stations will remain open on Nov. 11-12 in CWD Management Zone counties where sampling is not mandatory. Get more information on sampling and head-drop locations online at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.

Hunters can get their CWD test results for free online at mdc.mo.gov/cwdResults. Results are available within four weeks or less from the time of sampling.

Share the Harvest

MDC encourages deer hunters to share their harvests by donating surplus venison to the Share the Harvest program to help feed hungry Missourians. The donated deer meat goes to local food banks and food pantries to help feed hungry Missourians all around the state. To get Share the Harvest venison, contact local food banks or food pantries.

Deer harvested from CWD Management Zone counties may only be donated to Share the Harvest if they are tested for CWD. Donations must go to a meat processor participating in the Share the Harvest CWD Testing Program. Deer harvested outside of the CWD Management Zone do not need to be tested for donation to Share the Harvest and may be taken to any Share the Harvest processor. For more information, visit MDC online at mdc.mo.gov/share.

MDC Offices Closed Nov. 10

MDC offices will be closed for permit sales and other activities on Friday, Nov. 10, in recognition of Veterans Day. Shooting ranges will remain open. MDC regional offices and shooting ranges will be open on Saturday, Nov. 11.

MDC will provide a staffed customer-service call center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Friday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 12, at 573-751-4115.



Adrian Lanes, associated with the Bates County Bowling Association,

is hosting a Halloween Bowling Tournament, Halloween Night after the Sight and Safety event on Main Street in Adrian beginning at 8 pm.


It’s Scotch Doubles Format, handicap added, and $50 entry fee per couple.

$35 of the entry fee goes directly to prize payouts. The number of payouts is based on the number of entries. Enter your doubles team now or enter at the door that night.


1 free drink will be given for early team registrations.  They will have drink specials and meal specials all night for bowlers and guests.


Adrian Lanes Halloween Bowling Tournament, Halloween night at 8 pm.


Archie School to host a Veterans Breakfast November 10th

 The Archie High School will host a Veterans Breakfast on, November 10th . The Drexel VFW will present a moving POW/MIA tribute to those attending.

The Prisoner of War and Missing in Action tribute will be used by the Drexel VFW to teach students honor and respect for Prisoners of War and Military who are missing in action.

The breakfast will be served at 7:30 am on, November 10th  at the Archie High School, all Veterans will eat free of charge. There will be guest speaker during the assembly.

The program will begin at 8:30 am for students, Veterans, and those attending.



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