Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Cass County Extension Benefit for 4-H

 The Cass County Extension Council is holding a benefit to support the County 4-H program on February 10th at the Harrisonville Elks Lodge, doors will open at 5 pm.

The benefit will include a dinner, silent auction, live auction, and gun raffle.

To purchase tickets or for any questions, contact the Cass County MU Extension Office at 816-380-8460. 

Big Game Special/ Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning Butler


Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning of Butler has football fever and it’s contagious! This “ Big Game” Deal from Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning …..  rocks your favorite team with this “ Big Game” winning deal. Get “ 87” dollars off a February Furnace tune-up…. and/ or get “10” percent off any qualifying Lennox Comfort System. Stop by or Call Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning  to “ Kelsee” how much you can save during the month of February. Offer good to those living in Chief’s Kingdom. You will score  a touchdown with either of these  Big Game specials during the month of February! Call 660-679-0033 to schedule your appointment!
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Join us for Swap Shop

It’s Swap Shop where you the listener may call to advertise your garage sale, merchandise you want to sale, or items you would like to trade. It’s all free to the public courtesy of the sponsors that place their advertising during this program. Join us from 11:15 until noon Monday through Friday. Call in number is 660-679-4191. 92.1 Radio Station, serving Bates, Cass, Vernon, Henry and St. Clair Counties.

Ballard Project Prom

 Donations are now being accepted for the annual Ballard Project Prom event. The goal is to raise funds to allow for games and prizes to be awarded throughout the evening along with food, snacks, and drinks.  Although money is great, donations such as gift certificates or products as a donation would be appreciated. Contact Jill Hill for a donation pick up or questions 816-807-4777, Thank you in advance.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

City of Butler Symposium Planned


The Public is encouraged to attend the Business Symposium hosted by the City of Butler. The floor will be open to hear from local Business Owners and managers to speak about Economic Development and Business Development. The City of Butler, the Chamber of Commerce and Electric City downtown are joining forces to better serve and work for you. Held at the Bates Social at 5:30 with finger foods and fellowship Jana Rosier will be the featured speaker at this event,on February 29th.     RSVP Cody Morris by February 19th. Butler Business Symposium “ Getting Back on Track”. February 29th.

Kent Powell, age 89 of Butler

 Graveside services and interment for Kent Powell, age 89 of Butler, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri.   No visitation.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Medicalodge of Butler or The Children’s Center in Butler.  Online condolences

Richard Kent Powell, age 89 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, January 28, 2024 at the Medicalodge of Butler.  He was born September 6, 1934 to Kenneth Newton and Emily Mae Dewey “Hilliard” Powell in Butler, Missouri.

Kent is survived by his wife, Bettelue Powell of the home; a son, Bradley Ray Powell and wife Debbie of Butler, Missouri; a daughter, Kenette Rae Lindsay and husband Dennis of Apollo Beach, Florida; and a granddaughter, Stormy Mikala Lindsay of Watertown, New York.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kay Wright.

Connie Rae Quick 79 of Springfield, MO

 Connie Rae Quick 79 of Springfield MO formerly of Butler and Kansas City, MO passed away January 29, 2024 at The Montclair Senior Living in Springfield MO. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 10:30 am Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Memorial services will follow at 10:30 am Saturday, also at the funeral home. Messages, and memories for the family may be left at

Connie was the oldest daughter of Hershell L. and Ruby M. (Adams) Barnett born April 27, 1944 in Butler MO. Connie had four children; Carol, Calvin, Judd and Sally Jo.

She lived a full life and was a pioneer for women and minorities as a member of Teamsters Union Local 541 Road Construction. She worked for companies such as J. A. Tobin and Clarkson. She retired with a 20-year pension, then she took up her love of sewing. She loved to make scrappy quilts and crafting.

Connie was preceded in death her parents, her 30-year companion Gene Reiss, her son Calvin Embry, and her sister Lora Lee Busherd.

She is survived by her children Carol Criswell, husband Roy of Springfield MO, Kenny Justin “Judd” Quick, significant other Nannette New Kirk of Butler MO, Sally Jo Ratzburg, husband Scott of Raytown, MO, grandkids and great grandkids. She is also survived by brother-in-law Jerry Busherd of Moses Lake Washington.

Glenn Casto, 81 of Butler

Glenn Casto, 81 of Butler, Missouri passed away January 26, 2024 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. A visitation is scheduled from 10:00 am to 11:30 am Friday, February 16, 2024 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm in Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Butler R-5 School District designated for the Art Program. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Full obituary pending at this time.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Butler Chamber and Electric City Business Symposium


Max Motors Dealerships Future Agricultural Leaders Scholarship


Max Motors Dealerships is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship open to high school students interested in becoming Agricultural Leaders.


Students have until April 3, 2024, to submit their application and essay explaining how they plan to become the next generation of Agricultural Leaders in our communities.


Once the application deadline is met, all entries will be reviewed by Max Motors Management and a winner will be announced on April 26, 2024, and contacted privately.


Visit to apply.


What's Up LeRoy Cook

 Suggested Banner: Grounded Again


“Been getting' much flyin' in?” was the usual clever greeting during the fog last week. Everyone was glad for the 30-degree warmup, after the sub-zero unpleasantness, but who knew stagnant low clouds would settle in when the Arctic airmass gave way to moist Gulf air? According to the few pilot reports posted, sunshine prevailed atop the fog, at only 1200 feet above the surface.


If you've been around pilots very long, you'll hear them talking about the weather being “IFR” or “VFR”, with VFR being good and IFR being bad. Technically, they're not expressing themselves precisely; VFR and IFR refers to the operating rules, as “visual flight rules.” Good flying weather should be termed VMC, for “visual meteorological conditions.” When pilots respond to a traffic alert from air traffic control with “We're IMC” they are saying “I can't see anything, I'm in the clouds.”


Nevertheless, common vernacular is VFR/IFR. There are degrees of operational difficulty that modify the terms. We generally regard a cloud ceiling of 3000 feet above ground level, or flight visibility of 5 miles or more, as simply VFR, with little concern for control or navigation. If either of those parameters has a lesser value, the weather is termed “marginal VFR” as long as it isn't below what's stipulated to require adherence to instrument-flight rules. MVFR is a cause for concern, as one may encounter pockets of IFR weather hiding in the murkiness.


IFR conditions are generally regarded as a ceiling of less than 1000 feet or visibility below 3 miles, pretty challenging stuff. Special training, extra equipment and following specific procedures are the only way to survive such “blind flying.” And then there's “low IFR”, with really bad weather of less than 500 feet of ceiling or under a mile of visibility. Last week, we had widespread reports of less than a half-mile of viz and less than 200 feet of ceiling, barely enough for the sharpest airline crews to operate. On Friday, when Harrisonville's automated broadcast reported 10 miles of visibility and 1100 feet of ceiling, I sallied forth to relieve grounded boredom; the local ceiling turned out to be 700 feet, making it a short flight.


Fear not, dear hearts, spring is definitely coming—eventually. At least it's warm enough to putter around the hangar, tightening up the bolts that hold the airplane's door on and other routine maintenance. The more eyes watching the better, like the controller that noticed a taxiing Delta Airlines 757 shed a nosegear tire and wheel last Thursday. Use these times to check over the old bird.


Our question for last week wanted to know the U.S. Air Force's designation for its Boeing 737 VIP transports, the ones used for mid-level bureaucrats and general staff. They are called C-20's, as in the “cargo” category. The Air Force One Boeing 747's are VC-25A's.  For next time, what's a “Category III” approach and landing? You can send your answers to [email protected].


Friday, January 26, 2024

Congressman mark Alford visits Bates County Memorial

 Congressman Mark Alford (Missouri, 4th District) toured Bates County Memorial Hospital on January 25, and during his visit he interacted with staff members and patients and met privately with senior leaders. Rep. Alford asked great questions about the unique challenges facing independent, rural hospitals like ours. BCMH appreciates his support of our efforts to continuously provide a high level of care to our community.

Rotary Chili Supper


Female Victim Dies After House Fire in Harrisonville

 On Friday, January 26 at approximately 4:45 a.m. first responders were called to the scene of a house fire near E. 296th St and S. Hess Rd. Multiple agencies, including the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the scene — and located two people. One of them, a female, was taken to the hospital — where she was later pronounced deceased. The male victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. He is expected to recover. The Cass County Fire Investigation Team is currently working with the Missouri State Fire Marshal and other agencies to determine what caused the fire. Assisting agencies include the Central Cass and West Peculiar Fire Protection Districts — along with the Adrian, Harrisonville, Dolan West Dolan and Garden City Fire Departments.

Adrian Student of the Month

 The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools.  Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit.  Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria.   Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it.  Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks.”

Adrian’s December Student of the Month is senior, Makenna Merrifield, daughter of Mason and Alicia Merryfield.  She participates in FFA, NHS, and volleyball in school but stays extremely busy outside of school raising and showing pigs, feeding cows, and baking.  Makenna’s statement of faith is, “He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate—bringing forth food from earth.”  Psalms 104:14 .”

Makenna plans to attend a community college online so she can use her A+ and still work on the family farm.  She will then transfer to a 4 year university to obtain a Bachelors in Animal Nutrition while minoring in Ag Business.  

Ballard Student of the month

 The Ballard R-2 School District is pleased to be working in conjunction with the Adrian Optimist Club to honor a Student of the Month for the 2023-24 school year.

 The Student of the Month for December is Senior, Zach Carpenter, the son of Jillian and Jimmy Holten, and Matt Carpenter. This month's special theme is "Empathy and Appreciation". Zach currently participates in Basketball, Track, and FFA, and in his free time, he also enjoys going to the gym, living free and going to work. His future plans are to go to UCM and study soil science. Zach would like to say, "Try to succeed in what you do, and make friends along the way, before you die."

 The Ballard staff have said about Zach:  "Ballard School is better because Zach is here. I know he has a bright future, and I look forward to seeing where he goes after High School. He is well deserving of Student of the Month for December. He has always shown appreciation to me and demonstrated empathy with both teachers and peers."

And, "I don't think I have ever seen Zach in a bad mood; perhaps down or not feeling well, but even in those times he has responded to my greeting or comment. Zach is quick witted and I often speak to him using sarcasm or something in a joking manner just to see what he will say next. I look forward to Zach's first chapter after high school, as his determination is gritty and he just doesn't have it in him to give up or quit. Zach is highly appreciative of what he has and works hard to maintain what he has worked for. We are all proud of you, Zach!"

 For Zach’s hard work in school, he has received a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks.”



Clinton Christian Academy  students and staff are enjoying the replacement of the pea gravel on their playground to new pour-in-place surfacing! The new surfacing was made possible due to a grant received in the amount of $25,000 from the Quad-Lakes Solid Waste Management District.

 This latest grant, awarded in September 2023 and installed in December 2023, provided pour-in-place surfacing for an area approximately 1786 sq. ft. underneath the teeter totters and fort. This project was completed by Talyormade Company, Kansas City, MO. Preparation for this project required parent volunteers and maintenance employees to remove pea gravel from the area that received the resurfacing.

 As part of the Clinton Christian Academy grant, a representative from the Quad-Lakes Waste Management Office will present a short presentation about recycling in an all-school assembly for grades 3-12 in the Clinton Christian Academy gym.

 CCA received a DNR grant in the amount of $30,000 for Phase 1 of this project in 2021 during which approximately 1607 sq. ft. of area underneath the large yellow playground equipment received the new pour-in-place surfacing was completed.

 CCA received another DNR grant in the amount of $38,035 for Phase 2 of this project in 2022 which replaced approximately 2829 sq. ft. of area underneath the swings. The Quad-Lakes grant marks the completion of Phase 3 of the playground surfacing replacement project.

 To date, these three grants have permitted them to resurface about ¾ of the total playground area with the pour-in-place surfacing.! Yay God! The goal is to eventually have the pour-in-place surfacing on the entire 11,607 sq. ft. of playground area.

 CCA plans to continue to submit for grants through DNR and other sources until the recycled pour-in-place surfacing covers the entire playground area.


Rich Hill Fire Recruiting Volunteer Firefighters


The Rich Hill Fire Department is now recruiting volunteer firefighters.  Benefits include free gym membership, free training, you get paid per call, and above all else you will be helping others.

If you would like more information, call or text 660-464-2604 or email: [email protected].  You can apply in person at Rich Hill City Hall located at 120 North 7th Street in Rich Hill.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The Little Apple News

 January 24, 2024


Because of the icy conditions on Monday this week, AC trash pickup will be on Friday, January 26 instead of the normal Thursday.


The Appleton City High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will be awarding seven $3,000 scholarships to the graduating seniors in May, 2024.  Students may be attending any type of post-secondary training.  The applicants' names are eliminated from the forms before being mailed to the out-of-town alumni judges.  Seniors may pick up their forms from the school counselor.  The deadline for application is March 6 at 9:00 a.m.  All ACHS seniors are encouraged to participate.  These awards are made possible by contributors interested in the youth of the Appleton City area.


Due to the inclement weather last weekend, River of Life Fellowship, 2nd and Vernon Streets in Rockville, has rescheduled the Deliverance Seminar to the weekend of January 27 - 28.  They will have a meeting at 3:00 p.m. with Dr. Steve Highlander and Pastor Cody Persell, both sharing about deliverance, followed by a light snack meal.  They will then have an evening worship meeting followed by teaching and a time of individual prayer for healing and deliverance, to begin near 6:00 p.m. Regular Sunday morning includes Sunday School and fellowship at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship service with Cody ministering and praying over needs, beginning around 10:15 a.m.  The weekend concludes with an evening service Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. that will have a time of worship and teaching, as well as a mass deliverance meeting.  There is no cost associated with any of these meetings and all are welcome to attend any or all of them.


St. Mary's School will have their annual dinner on Saturday, February 3 from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. in St. Mary's School basement.  The dinner consists of spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, dessert, tea, and lemonade.  The dinner is a free will donation.  They will also be having a silent auction, 50-50 raffle, and 2 basket raffles.  Names will be drawn for everything at 8:30 p.m.  You do not need to be present to win. 


The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, February 4 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up.  A free will donation will be greatly appreciated


According to state statute Sec. 262-577, RSMo 69, citizens of voting age in St. Clair County have the opportunity to vote and elect members of the University of Missouri Extension Council in January. At least one person has been nominated for each of the elective positions in their respective district. County residents can vote in person during the week of January 21 at the University of Missouri St. Clair County Extension Office, 655 Second Street, 1st floor of the Courthouse in Osceola.  If you are unable to reach the voting site, you can cast your vote on-line.  On-line voting is simple. Just log onto and click on “Council election”. Cast your vote for the representatives of your district by following the simple instructions. This year’s candidates are: North District (Townships: Appleton, Monegaw, Chalk Level, Butler, Jackson, Taber, Osage and Center) Sharon Murray.  South District (Townships: Osceola, Polk, Dallas, Collins, Washington, Doyal, Roscoe and Speedwell) Karry Phillips and Kathy Colby.


It is once again time for any non-profits to determine if they could use a quilt to help with their fund raising needs.  All you have to do is write an essay and send it in.  Best essay wins.  Your essay should tell who your non-profit is, what it does and how you would use the quit to raise money for the non-profit.  Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number. Send the essay to Elva Gwinn Huffman Essay Contest c/o DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780. This year, they will accept email submissions at [email protected]. All essays need to arrive before March 31, 2024 as they will be read April 2. Any question may be asked at 660-679-1809.


Extension services from universities of Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Arkansas are providing a joint conference titled the KOMA Beef Cattle Conference.  This year’s Missouri portion of the conference will be held on February 12, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MU Southwest Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 State Rd H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712. This year’s conference will update the public on recent research from the 4 universities in cattle feeding, supplementation, reproduction, and grazing management.  These presentations will be given by university agricultural graduate students and professors.  In addition, there will be a keynote presentation given by James Mitchell who is an extension livestock economist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. A catered lunch will be provided by MERCK Animal Health.  In addition, snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day. Agriculture businesses that support the event will also have booths set up.  Attendees can visit the booths and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation. To attend the event, register and pay the fee prior to February 8.  Fee for the event is $20 per person.  No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.  No walk-in registrations allowed.  Register online at  For questions related to registration or the conference contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313, ext. 4, or by email at [email protected].


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Feb 1– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Feb 7– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis,  Feb 9 - Ortho-Dr. Gray,  Feb 13 – Rheumatology-Dr. John,  Feb 14– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Feb 15– Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Feb 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb 28 - Ortho-Dr. Gray,  Feb 28 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni.


Jan 26     Trash pickup in Appleton City

Jan 27-28     River of Life Fellowship Deliverance Seminar

Feb 3       St. Mary's School (Montrose) annual dinner 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. in St. Mary's School basement

Feb 4       Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 



Notice of Election Bates County SWCD





Let it be known that the Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an       election for one supervisor in each of two different territories in the county. Territory [I] includes (West Boone, East Boone, Deer Creek, West Point, Elk Heart and Mound Townships) and Territory [III] includes (Lone Oak, Pleasant Gap, Hudson, Osage, Prairie and Rockville Townships). The election will take place from February 1, 2024 to February 20, 2024. Ballots are available to print online at  Printed ballots may be returned to the district by mail and must be postmarked no later than February 20th. You may also vote in person from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the USDA Service Center, 625 West Nursery Street, Butler, MO, 64730. Each eligible land representative in the district is allowed one vote.  A land representative is defined as the owner or representative authorized by power of attorney of any farm lying within an area proposed to be established, and subsequently established, as a soil and water conservation district under Chapter 278, RSMo. Each farm is entitled to representation by a land representative: provided, however that the land representative is a taxpayer of the county within which the soil and water district is located.

The following qualified  candidates will be considered for election:


Territory [I] David Thurman – West Boone, East Boone, Deer Creek, West Point, Elk Heart and

                                                           Mound Townships

               Territory [III] Michael Rapp – Lone Oak, Pleasant Gap, Hudson, Osage, Prairie, and Rockville


 Supervisors manage the administration of district policies and programs, as well as district personnel and funds. The district is supported by the one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soils and  water sales tax. For additional information on the district election, contact the district office:

(660) 679-6124 ext 3

625 West Nursery Street, Butler, MO 64730

[email protected]


Update: Victim Identified in Cedar County Investigation

Update; Through the use of Rapid DNA testing Highway Patrol Investigators have identified the remains of the victim in this case as 27 year old Shaniya S. Haynes.

An investigation conducted by the Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol and St. Clair County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the recovery of human remains from brush and wood fire in a rural area of Cedar County. It is believed that the body was placed in the fire on or about January 16, 2024 in an attempt to destroy or conceal evidence of a crime. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed at this time.
As a result of the investigation Bradley E. Keith of Eldorado Springs, Brandon Choate of Lamar and Jimi C. Cole from Stockton have been arrested and charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence in Felony Prosecution and Felony Abandonment of a Corpse. All are currently being held in the Cedar County Jail.
Pictured below Jimi Cole, Brandon Choate and Bradley Keith.
Further information regarding this investigation will be provided when it is available.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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Law Suit Filed in US District Court of Western Missouri Names Several Local Defendants

The following information is provided courtesy of Mid-America Live

Information obtained from indicates that a lawsuit has been filed in the US District Court of Western Missouri by Plaintiff Kiley Foster via attorney Joleene Victoria Simmons.

Defendants revealed in the filing are the Butler R-V School District, the Butler R-V School Board (Brad Stephens named) as well as individuals Darin Carter, Marci Beckley, Gregg Webb and Charles Reece.

 The complaint includes some 22 allegations against the school, as well as individuals working for the school at the time, stemming from previous charges brought against Reece by Foster.

 Primary complaints include that the school did not take action when the plaintiff notified them of her allegations against Reece.

 Currently the case is awaiting response from all defendants served with a summons; Mid America Live will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Butler High School January Student of the Month Mallory Taylor


Bates County Industries Hiring


Bates County Industries has an opening for a Project Manager. The job is located in Butler on TT Highway. A job description is available upon request. The Project Manager position application should apply  in person. Bates County Industries is Located just North of Butler on the I-49 business loop, then west on TT to the facility. Additional application information available at the Nevada Career Center in Nevada. Hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 am until 3:00 pm. Call for more details. 660-679-3667. Bates County Industries is an equal opportunity employer. They are a Missouri extended employment sheltered workshop. That’s a Project Manager Job Opening at Bates County Industries in Butler.

Bates County Arrest

 On 1/17/2024 the Bates County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a Missouri Highway Patrol DDCC Investigator that was working a death investigation in Cedar County Missouri. They were requesting assitance in regards to obtaining and executing a search warrant at a location in Rockville Mo. Later that evening, investigators with the Bates County Sheriff's Office executed the search warrant on a camper located in Rockville. One of the men arrested and charged in Cedar County in connection to the death investigation had been staying in the camper on another persons property. The three people charged by Cedar County have been preliminarily charged with tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution and felony abandonment of a corps.



On 1/18/2024 the Bates County Sheriff's Office recieved a call in reference to a disturbance at the PREVIOUSLY mentioned property. The call was that the property owner had three subejcts there and two of them had threatened him with fire arms. The subjects thought the property owner was working with law enforcment in regards to the death investigation in Cedar County. Deputies were dispatched to the address but prior to their arrival they were advised that the subjects had left and were headed toward Appleton City. Deputies got descriptions of the vehicles involved and were able to intercept the vehicles. Three people were detained from the traffic stops. The female involved has been identified as the daughter to one of the men that were arrested and charged in Cedar County.


On 1/19/2024 Detectives obtained a search warrant for the two vehicles from the traffic stop related to this incident. Upon the search of the vehicle Detectives recovered multiple rifles and a pistol from both cars.

Taylor Jordan Keith of Adrian Missouri has been charged with Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only

Chadwyk Arville Runyon of Adrian Missouri has been charged with Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only

Additional Charges are expected to be filed next week for Tampering with a Witness.


American Red Cross Need Blood Donations

 The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage as severe winter weather has further impacted the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Blood and platelet donors are urged to give now to help ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not delayed.


The national blood supply remains at critically low levels. Blood drives have been canceled in nearly every state where the Red Cross collects blood. As a result, nearly 15,000 blood and platelet donations have gone uncollected this month alone. In addition to dangerous road conditions, many Americans have dealt with flight and shipping delays, and the Red Cross is no different. Snow, ice and extreme temperatures have made it tougher to move vital blood products across the Red Cross network, affecting deliveries to hospitals in some locations.


As much of the country warms up this week, individuals are urged to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). As a thank-you, all those who come to give Feb. 1-29, 2024, will receive a $20 Gift Card by email. Visit for details.


The nation is currently facing the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. When fewer people donate blood, any disruption to blood donations – like recent weather systems – can have a huge effect on the availability of blood products and dramatic consequences for those in need of emergency blood transfusion. Generous blood donors are vital to ensuring those in need of transfusions have access to lifesaving care.


Butler High School Winners

 During the state level competition for the Butler High School, the Speech & Drama team traveled to Warrensburg for their  first tournament of the season.

There were 17 schools there of all class sizes.

Here are the results for the Butler High School

4th in Champion Poetry: Skilyn Roberts

5th in Duet: Collin Core and Zedrick Hamersley

6th in Champion Prose: Skilyn Roberts

Congratulations Butler High School


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