Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Jay's Shack Food Truck New Management/ New Menu

 Now Under new management ( 4/22/2024) 
New Menu Selection 
see them on Facebook under their New Page 

Jay's Shack Food Truck 

Estate Auction in Redfield Kansas April 27th


Adrian Optimist Monday Night Bingo Jackpot Totals for April 29th


Don’t miss an evening of entertainment at the Adrian Optimist Club Monday Night Bingo.   The doors open at 5 pm with dinner and concessions available in the kitchen.  Feel the anticipation in the air as bingo begins at 7 with jackpots for Hotball, Blackout, and King of Diamonds.


Here’s this weeks jackpots for Monday night, April 29th.


Hotball: $1,700

Blackout: $1,750

King of Diamonds is at $10,762 with the winner taking $5,381.


Grab some friends and head to Adrian for Monday Night Bingo at the Adrian Optimist Club.

University of Missouri Extension

 Stockton, MO-“Efficient forage management and utilization is important to the profitability of a livestock operation,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.  The best way to promote efficient forage management and utilization in a livestock operation is by incorporating management intensive grazing practices.  To educate livestock producers on these practices MU Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and the MO Forage and Grasslands Council are cooperating to provide a Management Intensive Grazing School on May 7th to 9th at the Forest Park Building, 206 East 5th Street, Appleton City, MO 64724.  Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. daily.


“This school is applicable and will provide education in livestock and forage management for all grazing species, though cattle will be emphasized,” says Davis.  Educational topics will include:  

·        The “Art and Science” of Grazing

·        Soils, Soil Management and Fertility

·        Plant Growth, Forage Quality and Persistence

·        Fencing and Water Systems

·        Matching Livestock and Forage Resources

·        Meeting Nutritional Needs of Livestock from Pasture

·        Layout and Design of Grazing Systems

·        Economics of Management-intensive Grazing

·        Outdoor Field Exercises and Tour of Producers’ Farms


Furthermore, this program is required to receive MO SWCD cost share funding and may help in receiving NRCS cost share funding for grazing system development.


“Registration and payment are required to attend this event by May 2nd,” says Davis.  Register online at https://shorturl.at/afwQX.  Cost to attend the event is $200 per person and $100 per additional person from the same farm not needing materials.  Fee includes materials, lunches, and refreshments during the event.  For all questions related to the event contact the St. Clair County MU Extension Center at (417) 646-2419 or Davis by email at [email protected].

Monday, April 22, 2024

Wheelchairs for Warriors Donations needed for our Vets!


The following public service press release is from the Wheelchairs for Warriors foundation.

Often the wheelchairs our warriors receive from their healthcare providers are subpar, at best. Some are falling apart… at times there is a years-long waiting list for a new one. This not only causes them a tremendous amount of stress, it also creates a burden for their caregivers who struggle with the transportation of heavy, bulky chairs. Some of the warriors need all-terrain wheels to get out and enjoy the outdoors, or adaptive sports chairs so they can play sports, and even compete in the Para Olympics!

The average price for a wheelchair is $12,054, a cost most people find shocking. Wheelchairs for warriors  custom fit each wheelchair to the specific physical, and lifestyle, needs of the recipients. They are approaching their first 100 wheelchairs made. Wheelchairs for Warriors  have 8 in stages of production and 12 recipients in the  queue, patiently waiting.

Wheelchairs for warriors, is a 501(c)3 organization and serving warriors has been the  mission since 2016! With your support, they  serve veterans and first responders injured in the line of duty across the United States of America; providing them custom-fit, complex-rehab mobility solutions to ensure they rejoin their lives at the highest level of INDEPENDENT mobility and function possible!

These warriors have sacrificed so much of their personal freedom, let’s give them some freedom back.

To donate to this cause… see them of the web Wheelchairs for Warriors , Be watching for the new release “ Rolling Strong” to be released to the Media.


Mary Ellen Lewis, 96, Amsterdam

 From the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel...Mary Ellen Lewis, age 96 of Amsterdam, passed away Sunday, April 21 at her home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Visitation prior to services 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel. Burial in West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Wycliffe Bible Translators or Youth With A Mission. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Mary is survived by eight children, Lee Lewis and wife Kathy of Amsterdam, Amy Lewis of Amsterdam, Wayne Lewis and wife Phyllis, Paul Lewis, Timothy Lewis, Cecelia Greet, Gail Smith and husband Howard and Susan Hughes; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

That's Mary Ellen Lewis with funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. 

Adrian Optimist Fireman's Breakfast


Adrian Optimist Kids Bingo and Bike Rodeo


Chester "Chet" Merriam, 78, Butler

 Celebration of life service with Military Honors for Chet Merriam will be 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Visitation prior to services 2 - 3 p.m. Thursday at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Private family inurnment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.  Contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Lewy Body Dementia Association or the Fairview Baptist Church.  Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Chester “Chet” Thomas Merriam, age 78 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, April 4, 2024 at The Heritage of Overland Park, Kansas after battling Parkinson’s Disease.  He was born November 18, 1945 to Chester Henry and Elizabeth Catherine Bendig Merriam in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Chet, the youngest of three children, grew up in Philadelphia and was a high school graduate of St. George Catholic School.  He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as well as Warrensburg and Harrisonville, Missouri before renovating and moving on his wife’s family farm near the Ballard Community in 2002.  Chet was a United States Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. While stationed in Missouri he met Karla Loy Poore and they married on June 10, 1967 in Butler, Missouri. They were married for over 56 years and raised two sons together. After his military service he began his working career with Jarold’s Plumbing and Heating in the early 1970s and eventually in 1974, purchased the business with John Gentry. In 1976, Chet and Karla created Merriam’s Plumbing, eventually becoming Merriam’s Plumbing and Pool Supply in Harrisonville. Chet was a member and Past President of the Harrisonville Rotary Club, and was elected and served on the Harrisonville School Board and Harrisonville City Council.  He attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Antioch Southern Baptist Church, both in Harrisonville, and then after moving to Ballard, he and Karla attended Fairview Baptist Church.

Chet enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golfing, and playing card games.  He loved bird watching and old westerns.  You could always find Chet willing to help family, friends and neighbors with home improvement projects.

Chet is survived by his oldest son, Martin T. Merriam and wife Shelly of Lake Winnebago, Missouri and Brant J. Merriam of Harrisonville, Missouri; four grandchildren, Austin, Kennadi, Shannon, and Wyatt; a sister, Lorraine McCay and her son Kenny McCay; and three nieces, Debbie, Carolyn and Cheryl all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Raymond Merriam; and his wife, Karla Merriam who recently passed on December 24, 2023. Chet lovingly took care of his wife through her later years while suffering with Alzheimer’s.

Cass County Touch-a-Truck Event

 Cass County Sheriff’s Office Holds Touch-A-Truck Event

We held our Touch-a-Truck event combined with a hiring fair this afternoon at the Cass

County Sheriff’s Office in Harrisonville.

Around 275 people showed up — getting a close look at the vehicles our Office has at its


Kids enjoyed a bouncy house, scavenger hunt and coloring pages. All of them also received

a bag of goodies as they exited.

Adults also got the chance to take a pre-employment test, for a chance to potentially start a

career at the Sheriff’s Office.

Everyone was also offered free food at this event.

“It was great community fun for the family. We appreciate the opportunity to share our staff,

resources and capabilities. We had over 20 specialized units that do so much for our community

on display. I’m proud of the men and women of the Cass County Sheriffs Office who do so much

every day to keep Cass County safe.

Lester Lee Tyler, age 79 of Adrian

Lester Lee Tyler, age 79, of Adrian, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Medicalodge in Butler. Lester's wishes were to be cremated and remembered with fond memories. There are no public services.

Lester is survived by one local nephew, Wayne Vermillion and wife Jenny of Butler.

Arrangements under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel.

Western Gas and Steam Engine show 2024


Nevada Drug Take Back


On Saturday April 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Nevada Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your prescription drugs for disposal to the Nevada Police Department at 120 S. Ash Street in Nevada. Police personnel and volunteers will be stationed in the lobby for a convenient drive up and drop off option. Prescription drugs can also be dropped off at the permanent drop box in the lobby of the Nevada Police Department during regular business hours. These services are free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27th Take Back Day event, contact Lieutenant Williamson at the Nevada Police Department at 417-448-5100. 


What's Up by Leroy Cook: It's Show Season


The week bounced between shirt-sleeve warm and jacket cool, interspersed with rain showers, so pilots had to be adaptable. Ofttimes, fifty miles made a difference in the flying weather, so not every forecast worked out. Weather prognosticators tend to err on the side of dire, in case someone’s plans might be spoiled, so the weather is generally better than the TAF readout shows.


Traffic here-bouts depended on the day, but a few in-and-outs were spotted, chiefly single-engine trainer types like the Piper Archer and Cessna Skyhawk. Saturday, a Cirrus SR-22 and a Piper Cherokee Six executed touch and goes, and a Piper Saratoga stayed for a few hours. Dennis Walrath was over from Clinton in his Beech Bonanza V35 and Jay McClintock evacuated from Harrisonville with his Piper Tomahawk. Local participants included Les Gorden and grandson Patrick flying his Beech Bonanza F35, Travis Briscoe firing up his Bonanza N35, and Samantha Bruns practicing in the Cessna 150.


This Saturday, being the last weekend, marks the time for the Butler Fliars Club to assemble for a breakfast fly-out, so all interested Fliars should be on the Butler airport ramp at 0730 hours for liftoff. We hope for favorable weather.


Special circumstances affected the much-ballyhooed potential collision between two airliners at Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National airport last Thursday. A taking-off Airbus and a taxiing Boeing occupied the main runway at the same time, both cleared to do so by different air traffic controllers, one handling ground movement and the other local flight operations. Lack of coordination seemed to be the problem, but fortunately nothing happened because the pilots involved took quick action. The problem is, Reagan airport is too congested, encouraging such hurried mix-ups. Dulles International was supposed to replace the old National field, but its handy location is favored by Congresspersons zipping in and out of town, using it like their private airport.


It’s time to start making note of the summer fly-in schedule. The EAA’s restored 1928 Ford TriMotor pioneer airliner is going to be in Springfield May 23rd through the 26th, so if you want to book a vintage flight, go to the EAA.org website. It’ll also be at Lee;s Summit June 20 to 23. The St. Louis airshow, held at Spirit airport, is scheduled for June 8 and 9, and Daris Magoffin tells me that the biennial Wings Over Whiteman show, featuring the USAF Thunderbirds, is going to be July 13 and 14.


The brain teaser from last week asked why the old DC-3 airliner’s throttle knobs were in the center of the power quadrant, between the propeller and mixture controls, instead of on the left like smaller airplanes of today. It was so the copilot had equal access, a style copied by Walter Beech in his twins. For next week, tell us the communications radio frequency often referred to as “fingers.” You can send your answers to [email protected].


Woman Arrested For Endangering The Welfare Of Two Children

On Friday, April19, 2024, at approximately 2:12pm, while on patrol, a Butler Officer observed a blue Dodge Caravan in a parking lot off of Fort Scott Street near a residence with the driver side door open and a child less than two years of age walking around the van. When the Officer approached the van, he also observed a second child that was unattended in a car seat. The 2nd child was less than one year of age.
The officer did not observe there to be any adult present with the child so, the officer stayed with the child for approximately 5 minutes until the child’s mother, later identified as Alexis Johnson came out of the nearby residence.
The Officer believed that he could smell the odor of intoxicants omitting from Alexis and he then asked her to submit to a preliminary breath test to which she agreed. The results of the breath test indicated that Alexis was intoxicated. Alexis stated that she had just returned home from Walmart with the children.
Due to the children being in the care of Alexis and being left unattended where they were placed in danger of walking into traffic as well as Alexis being in an intoxicated state while in sole care of the children, Alexis was placed in custody and transported to the Bates County jail. Alexis was issued a citation for Driving While Intoxicated and on Saturday, April 20, 2024, a warrant was issued with the following charges:
Two counts of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child Creating Substantial Risk- 1st Degree - Class D Felony.

Alexis Johnson was assigned a bond amount of $20,000 Cash Only.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Upcoming lane and ramp closures for sign truss installation at MO-7 South over I-49, April 22

CASS COUNTY – Crews working on the bridge replacement and intersection improvement project on MO-7 South will make the following lane and ramp closures for sign truss installation from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on April 22.

Monday, April 22 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
The southbound I-49 exit ramp to Commercial Street will be CLOSED.
There will also be a right lane closure on SB I-49 at Commercial Street.
Crews completed work on the bridge replacement and intersection improvement project on MO-7 South (275th street) over I-49. This project was finished ahead of the original completion date scheduled for the end of June 2024. Motorists may notice short-term closure as crews finalize work on the project.
Crews replaced the existing MO-7 South bridge over I-49 and re-configured the interchange. The bridge structure had reached the end of service life and needed to be replaced. The interchange is now configured into a split diverging diamond interchange to better accommodate existing and future traffic demands.
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.

City Wide Celan Up Brush revision regarding Brush



Butler, Missouri WEEK OF APRIL 29th – MAY 3rd

Notice revised information regarding brush 


The City of Butler, in cooperation with Countywide Disposal, will be conducting this citywide clean up for residential properties.


COUNTYWIDE DISPOSAL will pick up old furniture, appliances, paint, batteries, and miscellaneous junk.  Your clean-up items or trash should be separated from your regular weekly trash but should still be at the curbside.  This service is for residential properties only and there is a one pickup load limit per household.  They will NOT pick up tires or construction/building materials such as lumber, plywood or shingles. Paint products should be dry or empty containers only. No aerosol or spray paint containers unless they are empty. Households with larger amounts must make special arrangements with Countywide Disposal by calling 660-679-0717.


*** THE CITY OF BUTLER will pick up your normal yard waste of brush and limbs no larger than 6” in diameter. These must be placed at the curb and separate from the trash pickup for Countywide Disposal.  Leaves must be bagged in City of Butler leaf bags in order to be collected.  There is also a one pickup load limit of brush items per household.  The city will not conduct an additional brush pickup despite the high winds on April 16th.


PLEASE have your trash or brush ready at curbside before Monday, April 29th at 6:00 am.  They will not make return trips after they have completed a street.  This is a free service provided by the City in the spring and fall of each year.  Residents are reminded not to place trash or brush at the curb more than one week in advance or you will be subject to code enforcement action.  Items not picked up must be removed from the curb immediately.

Subjects On 4-Wheeler Flee From Traffic Stop In Bates County

On Thursday, April 18th, the Bates County Sheriff’s office pursued 2 subjects who fled from a traffic stop on a 4 wheeler. The subjects abandoned the 4 wheeler in the area of 1001 and AA highway northwest of Adrian. The subjects then ditched their helmets and some of their outer layers of clothing as they fled. Bates County deputies do not have a clothing or subject description and the 2 are still at large at this time. The Bates County Sheriff’s office will update the community concerning this case as information becomes available. If you have any information about this case, the subjects, or recognize the 4-wheeler pictured, contact the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Harrisonville Senior benefits from partnership with City for internship

 Senior benefits from partnership with City for internship

Harrisonville High School senior Aidan Walton is gaining valuable real world experience in the world of technology through an internship with the City of Harrisonville.

Aidan's journey into the realm of IT began with a simple connection made at Harrisonville Cares Coalition meetings, where he's actively involved with the HHS Traction team. Through conversations with HHS counselor Julie Zaring and City Administrator Brad Ratliff, Aidan secured an internship in the city’s IT department working with Director of Administrative Services Jeremy Smith.

According to Smith, Aidan's fresh perspective has already made an impact on the team. Aidan’s work involves assisting with user trouble tickets, participating in project meetings, and learning more about the intricate world of cybersecurity. His ability to communicate effectively, coupled with a genuine passion for technology, sets him apart as a valuable asset to the team.

Smith expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to mentor Aidan.

Aidan spends about two hours a day at his internship. He said his internship has brought his learning to action. “I’ve learned how to utilize my education in actual scenarios.”

Aidan plans to attend Metropolitan Community College at Longview to earn an associate’s degree in Secure Systems Administration and Engineering (Cyber Security).


Dieckhoff named finalist for first-ever state award


Dieckhoff named finalist for first-ever state award

Educators devote limitless time, and often their own resources, to helping students pursue their passions. To recognize the contributions of Missouri’s leading agricultural teachers, Nationwide® and the Missouri FFA Foundation have partnered on a new to Missouri initiative, the Golden Owl Award®. In it’s inaugural year, students, parents, fellow teachers, and other supporters submitted almost 400 nominations for Missouri teachers! From those nominations, 18 teachers representing FFA’s areas and our post-secondary/adult education programs were selected as semi-finalists and moved onto the second round of competition.


During the second round of competition, seven finalists from across the state were chosen. Each are being surprised at their schools and presented with a $500 cash prize. Jason Dieckhoff, an ag education instructor at Cass Career Center, is one of the finalists for this prestigious program. Dieckhoff earned this recognition because of his outstanding dedication to students, commitment to agriculture education, and positive impact on both the community and the agriculture industry.


On Thursday, April 18, at the Missouri FFA State Convention, Dieckhoff, along with the six other finalists will be recognized for their hard work, with one teacher being named the Missouri Agriculture Educator of the Year, receiving a $3,000 cash prize and the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy.


“While reading the nominations that came in for the Golden Owl Award, one thing became apparent, Missouri is extremely fortunate to have passionate agricultural education teachers. Our selection committees all had the same monumental task, narrowing down all those nominations to 18 semi-finalists and then 7 finalists,” said Heather Dimitt-Fletcher, executive director of the Missouri FFA Foundation. “The Missouri FFA Foundation is committed to enhancing and strengthening agriculture education in our state. Programs such as the Golden Owl Award that honor our teachers is crucial to achieve that goal.”


Nationwide established the Golden Owl Award to recognize the contributions of agriculture teachers and thank them for their continued educational efforts. “We are proud to thank and honor these hardworking agricultural teachers for their dedication,” said Brad Liggett, president of Agribusiness at Nationwide.

US Solutions Used Car Dealership Butler Scott Nameth


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Kansas City Zoo Tickets 1/2 price from the 50/50 Shopping Show Box at 92.1 Radio Station

 Admission tickets are 1/2 price and valid until December 2024 

Branson Theatre Tickets for 1/2 price in the 50/50 Shopping Show Box

 92.1  offers 50/50 tickets from the Shopping Show box, tickets purchased from 92.1 sell  for the ½ price you would pay in Branson at the Show.

Tickets we currently have are Grand Jubilee, Comedy Jamboree, Pets and Giggles, Down Home Country, Ozarks Country, New South Gospel, Ozarks Gospel, Escape Reality, The Duttons, Hot Rods and High Heels, Dean Z-The Ultimate Elvis, and Clay Coopers Country Express.

 Most tickets admit 2 people and can be purchased at half the show price. Call 660-679-4191 or stop by the studio at 800 East Nursery Street in Butler and purchase your Branson Show Tickets from the Shopping Show 50/50 Box.

Tickets valid through December 31st of 2024.


The Little Apple

 April 17, 2024


Ellett Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a book fair on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 in the Out Patient Hallway from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Book Fair Mike will have a variety of books, gifts and gadgets for all ages.  Everyone is welcome to come shop!  Call 660-476-5216 with any questions.


The AC Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for April 26 - 27. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall beginning Monday April 8 through Tuesday April 23. Permits to set up in the AC Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for lawn permits and these fees cover both days. Park permits can also be purchased at City Hall on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Casey's, Fika and Powell's True Value beginning Thursday afternoon, April 25. House of Joy Ministries is scheduled to be at the City Park, Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations, but may leave earlier if full. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.


Come meet some of the local Democratic candidates running for office in November, 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Lakeland Scout Center in Lowry City. Come meet Crystal Quade, candidate for governor; Richard Brown, lt. governor candidate; Elad Gross, for attorney general; Jeanette Cass and Mike McCaffree, each running for Congressional District 4; December Harmon, candidate for senate; and Kirsten Hockaday, representative candidate for District 126. There will also be a pulled pork dinner, silent auction, dessert auction and more!  Admission is $20 at the door.


Hudson R-IX Elementary will hold their annual kindergarten screening the morning of Monday, May 20.  Please call (660) 476-5467 to set up an appointment.  You will need your child’s social security card, birth certificate and current immunization record.  If you call and the school office is closed, please leave a message and they will get back to you.


AC PTO presents a “Little Ladies Dance” 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. May 11 in the Elementary Gym.  Preschool to 6th grade girls are invited to bring their best dancing partner to join them for an evening of dancing.  The price of the dance is $20 per couple and $5 for each additional guest per family.


You are asked to please help the Appleton City FCCLA fund their trip to the National Leadership Conference in Seattle, WA this summer by signing up for their paint party 6:00-8:30 p.m. April 29 in the ACHS Commons Area.  It is co-hosted with Mrs. Shelly Bales with Blended Spirits Paint Parties. They look forward to a night of family fun and creativity with you. Sign up today at https://forms.gle/AY5AF8vU9DaKaAXe6


Phil and Pam Morgan, Gospel music recording artists, will be performing at River of Life Fellowship in Rockville, MO, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28 as part of their on-going “AMEN” Ministry Tour.  The multimedia presentation combines close family harmony with accomplished instrumentals for a fun, motivational experience. A love offering will also be taken to bless the Morgan’s ministry efforts.  For more information, please contact James Damon ([email protected]), at River of Life Fellowship.  Check out the Morgans online at: www.PhilandPamMorgan.com


MU Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and the MO Forage and Grasslands Council are cooperating to provide a Management Intensive Grazing School on May 7-9 at the Forest Park Building, 206 East 5th Street, Appleton City, MO 64724.  Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. daily. This program is required to receive MO SWCD cost share funding and may help in receiving NRCS cost share funding for grazing system development. Registration and payment are required to attend this event by May 2.  Register online at https://shorturl.at/afwQX.  Cost to attend the event is $200 per person and $100 per additional person from the same farm not needing materials. Fee includes materials, lunches, and refreshments during the event. For all questions related to the event contact the St. Clair County MU Extension Center at (417) 646-2419 or Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist by email at [email protected].


Grazing multiple species of livestock (cattle, sheep, or goats) on the same area could be more profitable and sustainable. Diversifying your operation with multispecies grazing has potential to increase your cashflow and better pasture utilization. Join the University of Missouri Extension experts and as they discuss the importance of multispecies grazing. Topics and speakers include: Benefits of Multispecies Grazing - David Brown (MU Small Ruminant Specialist), Native Grasses in Livestock Production - Travis Harper (MU Field Specialist in Agronomy), Fencing Options for Multispecies Grazing - Andrew Kientzy (MU Research Analyst), Pasture Management for Sheep & Goats - David Hoffman (MU Livestock Field Specialist) and

Multispecies Grazing Success Story - Robert Salmon (Producer, Bobs Farm). The event will be 12noon - 4pm Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at the Rotary Club Building of Clinton, 200 W Franklin St, Clinton, MO 64735. Event sponsors: MU Extension, Hawthorn Bank Clinton, Farmers Elevator & Supply Co. Clinton, Henry County Soil & Water Conservation District, Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Henry County Cattlemen's Association. Register at https://extension.missouri.edu/events/multispecies-grazing-class by Friday, April 26 2024. Refreshments will be provided. For registration questions or ADA accommodations, contact Henry County MU Extension Center at 660-885-5556 or David Brown: [email protected]


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for April and May, 2024. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Apr 18– Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Apr 23 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Apr 24 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Apr 24 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni,  May 1– Upper GI, Colonoscopy -Dr. Vardakis,  May 2– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, May 8– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, May 10- Ortho-Dr. Gray, May 14 – Rheumatology-Dr. John,  May 15– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, May 16– Podiatry- Dr. Pace,  May 22- Ortho-Dr. Gray                                       



Apr 18     MU Extension office in St. Clair County Barn Quilt class from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the library in Osceola,

Apr 23     Ellett Memorial Hospital Auxiliary book fair in the Out Patient Hallway from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Apr 26-27     AC Spring City Wide Garage Sale

Papinville Yearly Meeting Held

                                             Papiville Yearly Meeting Held

     April 11, 2024 regular yearly bussiness meeting of the Papinville Historical and Cementery Association was held at the Meseum. Nineteen were present and yearly membership dues were paid by those present.  After regular bussiness was reported and approved the group went over the by-laws for the organization.  These had not been up-dated since 2001.  After several changes the membership approved the revised by-laws. 

There was election of officers and Trustees by ballott.  Those elected were as follows:   President--Trent Nelson, Vice-President--Rock Marquardt, Secretary Carey Klinksick, Treasurer--Ariel Tiller,Trustees--John Coffman, Bob Swarnes, John Stewart and Forrest Tiller. Appointed -positions are Gail Tiller--activity director and Beverly Sullins--correspondent secretary. Thanks to all out going officers and best of luck to those in coming officers.  

Our expansion project was discussed in great length.  It was voted to move slowly forward with this.  We have a seperate account set up for this and will be added to. The first event to bennifit the expansion will be a 5 K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, June 8th. Sign-up forms will be available at Citizens Banks in Rich Hill and Butler and on Papinville Historical facebook page after April 24th.  Will keep everyone up-dated as plans progress. Need more information call Gail at 660-200-5620.

     We are looking forward to a great 2024 for the Association.  

                                                                                         Beverly Sullins, corres. sect.   

Scam Alert from the Bates County Sheriff's Office

 The Sheriff's Office has been made aware of a scam in our area. The caller is portraying themselves to be a Deputy or Sergeant with the Bates County Sheriff's Office. This is a reminder that no one from the Sheriff's Office will call you and ask you for money or advise you of a warrant by phone. We will never ask for prepaid cards of any kind to take care of fines or warrants. We will not ask you to scan a code and pay us for any kind of testing or fines. If you receive a call from someone who identifies themselves as law enforcement but you are not sure they are legitimately law enforcement, please hang up and call the Sheriff's Office yourself at (660) 679-3232 to verify it was truly a Deputy trying to reach you. Please make your loved ones aware of these types of scams, especially older people or those without social media.

Rich Hill School Hiring for 2024/2025 School Year


Ron “Big Ronnie” McKellips, age 85 of Amsterdam, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024 at home surrounded by family.  A visitation will be held Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Amsterdam Baptist Church, Amsterdam, Missouri.  Memorial services will be held 3:00 pm Saturday following the visitation, also at the Amsterdam Baptist Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Ronald Marion McKellips I, was born on November 17, 1938 in David City, Nebraska the son of Troy McKellips and Leona Byrom McKellips.

He was a horse trader and livestock dealer for many years, and he loved the sound of an auctioneer. He drove a semitruck for many years as well, and hauled everything from cars to livestock. Ronnie was a cowboy to the heart. He rode bareback horses and bulls, and dogged steers. Even as a teenager he would perform in Wild West shows. Big Ronnie loved his family and friends, and was always the life of the party.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents Troy and Leona (Byrom) McKellips, an infant son Troy Mckellips, his wife of 25 years Evelyn McKellips, three brothers Vernon McKellips, Delbert McKellips, Bob McKellips, and one sister Freda (McKellips) Mitchell.

Survivors include son Ron (Little Ronnie) McKellips and wife Kelly, daughter LeaAnna (McKellips) Foster and husband Jack, son Rick McKellips and wife Sharon, daughter Sharron Tarwater, numerous grandkids and great grandkids, five brothers Buzz, Jerry, Macky, Dick, and David McKellips, four sisters Juanita (McKellips) Campbell, June (McKellips) Blevins, Judy (McKellips) Crawford, and Doris (McKellips) Warner, as well as his companion of 28 years Judy Johnston McKellips.

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