Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Monday Night Bingo with the Adrian Optimist Monday, May 5th


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, May 6th.


Hotball: $1,850

Blackout: $1,850

King of Diamonds is at $11,512 with the winner taking $5,756.


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

Monday, April 29, 2024

Adrian Bank/ Robbie Barnes Retires


Adrian Bank invites you to a reception honoring the upcoming retirement of Robbie Barnes. The reception will be held May 13th at the Adrian Bank Butler Branch located at 1101 West Fort Scott Street in Butler. Stop by between 2:00 and 4:00 and wish Robbie congratulations on her retirement.

Bates County Memorial Honors Auxilary Volunteers

 Bates County Memorial Hospital Honors Auxiliary Volunteers

In recognition of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) celebrated Auxiliary volunteers and recognized their efforts with a banquet on Thursday, April 25.

Volunteers contribute a great deal to our hospital, its patients and employees. Their accomplishments include:

·        Donating the equivalent of four full-time employees’ hours of work in 2023

·        Raising funds to help purchase needed equipment for the hospital

·        Sponsoring activities to show appreciation to BCMH healthcare workers

·        Coordinating the annual Operation Sock-it-to-Me Service Project for school children in Bates County

At the banquet, a program organized by the Human Resources department focused on making volunteers feel loved and appreciated. Members enjoyed a delicious meal and special music performed by Chaplain Mike Humphrey and Gordon Sixkiller. Pat Friederich, who retired on April 1, was recognized for 30 years of Auxiliary service. CEO Greg Weaver presented a set of outdoor chimes to Pat to commemorate her volunteer work at BCMH. Volunteers were recognized for hours of service with a pin, and each took home a hanging flower basket as a thank you gift from the hospital, and several hospital departments contributed door prizes.

The awards ceremony included the announcement of the 2023 volunteer of the year, Bob Thomas. Bob has been a dedicated volunteer since 2016. His faithful service at the information desk every week is appreciated by his co-volunteers, hospital employees, patients and visitors.

Like Bob, volunteers perform many tasks that benefit the hospital. They are the first to greet patients and assist them with the registration process. Some volunteers help with accompanying patients to their appointment destination. Others help run the gift shop, performing various duties including shopping, stocking, planning, and assisting customers. Their help is invaluable, and Bates County Memorial Hospital thanks Auxiliary volunteers for their service.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering at BCMH, you can schedule a “ride-along". Learn more at the BCMH information desk or gift shop, or visit https://www.bcmhospital.com/auxiliary-volunteers/

Rick Newman, 67, Harrisonviller

 It was Rick Newman’s wishes to have private burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

David Richard “Rick” Newman, age 67 of Harrisonville, Missouri formerly of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas.  He was born December 29, 1956 to David Lee and Jean Yvonne Mearns Newman in Elkins, West Virginia.

Rick is survived by three daughters, Amanda Bangs and husband Wilmer of Chesterfield, Virginia, Kristin Wright and husband Timothy and Brittany Foster and husband, Brandon all of Powhatan, Virginia; eight grandchildren; and his mother, Jean Newman of Midlothian, Virginia.  He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Sharon Miller Newman on December 26, 2020; and his brother, Clifford Newman.

Butler: Heart Screening for ages 8 to 25


Heart Screenings are essential for enhancing the heart health of school-aged children who often have no advanced warning of this potentially silent killer. The Bates County Health Center, Bates County Memorial Hospital, Steve and Peggy Berkebile, and Fran Haney support and promote this yearly Heart Check Screening offer. Testing is limited to ages children and adults ages 8 to 25 years and open to Bates County Residents. Registration is 25 dollars per child and is done at your scheduled time, allow 20 to 30 minutes for the Heart Screening. If your child is an athlete, test results can in incorporated with the free Bates County Hospital’s School Athletic Physical program being held on June 17th through the 21st in Butler, this screening will provide a more enhanced physical. Register your child for the Youth Heart Screening today at MyHeartCheck.org. The screening will be held on Saturday, June 1st at the Bates County Health Center in Butler. 660-679-6108. Youth Heart Screening is recommended by Pediatricians and trusted by Moms. This public service message is a courtesy of 92.1 Radio Station. 

Adrian and Butler High School Honor Day May 9th

 The end of the school year is getting closer and closer and it’s time for area seniors to be awarded with for all of their hard work.

Once again, FM-92.1 will broadcast the Butler and Adrian Honor Day Award Ceremonies.  This year they are both on Thursday, May 9th.  The Adrian ceremony will begin at 10:15 am and the Butler ceremony will begin promptly at 1 pm.  

For family and friends that are not able to attend, you can hear these broadcasts on FM 92.1 and on our website at 921news.com just click listen live. 

We congratulate all of the area seniors and wish you the best of luck with your future endeavours.

The local businesses that are using their advertising dollars to help make both of the broadcasts possible are:

*Osage Valley Electric Co-Op

*Bates County Memorial Hospital

*Adrian Bank

We thank them for supporting the area youth and their hometown radio station.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Leads Operation Guardian

 On Friday, April 26th, the Cass County Sheriff's Office led Operation Guardian. During this operation, Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement set out to check on 31 registered sex offenders residing in Cass County who are under the supervision of Missouri Probation & Parole or U.S. Federal Probation. Operation Guardian resulted in two arrests, one pending new felony charge, one misdemeanor warrant arrest, multiple state probation violations and one federal violation. One of these apprehensions was the felony arrest of 49-year-old Robert Depue of Garden City, Mo. for 10 counts of Child Pornography. Depue sits in the Cass County Jail on a no bond warrant. “Through the diligent efforts of our dedicated law enforcement teams, we have successfully apprehended individuals who posed a serious threat to the well-being of our citizens. I commend the collaboration exhibited by the numerous agencies in bringing these subjects to justice. Our community can rest assured that we will continue to prioritize the protection of our residents and the swift apprehension of those who seek to harm them," Sheriff Jeff Weber. Missouri Probation and Parole, Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the United States Secret Service - Kansas City Cyber Fraud Task Force, Cass County Prosecutor’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sex Offender Unit, U.S. Marshals and Missouri State Technical Assistance K9 Team made this operation a success. The operation checked offenders in Archie, Belton, Drexel, Freeman, Garden City, Harrisonville, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill and Raymore. If you have any information about a non-compliant sex offender please call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at (816) 380-5200.

Friends of the Butler Senior Center Kickin Chicken Dinner


What's Up by LeRoy Cook

 Suggested Banner: Cameras Are Everywhere


Pilots have to be especially careful in this modern age of cell phone cameras, surveillance broadcasts and instantaneous communication. Last Thursday, the pilot flying a Lufthansa Airlines Boeing 747 landing at Los Angeles, after an over-the-Pole flight from Frankfurt, Deutschland, made a horrible touchdown, porpoising severely before going around for another try, recorded by some plane-spotter for all the world to see. The tough old Jumbo Jet took it in stride.


We hid our sloppy landings here last week, but they were only a few unobserved Cessna 150 forays. Other traffic seen was a Cirrus and a Piper Archer shooting landings, plus a Cherokee and a Skyhawk. Locally, the Air Tractor agplane made a few swaths, Les Gorden fired up his re-engined T-28 trainer, Jim Ferguson helped ferry the flying club’s Skyhawk to the shop by retrieving us with his Cessna 182 and Randy Miller and Nate Schrock flew Cessna 150s. CFI Jay McClinstock gave instruction in his Piper Tomahawk.


The weekend’s wild weather kept most airplanes safely tucked away in their hangars. Winds were clocked at up to 40 knots, and the one trip we made on Saturday provided continuous bouncing. No Fliars showed up for the monthly breakfast flyout, due to the looming inclement weather


We can report that Captain Les Gorden has traded off his Piper Twin Comanche for a nice 1977 Cessna 310R with turbocharged engines. Fuel burn is about doubled, but it delivers much more speed and climbing ability.


There appears to be a not-invented-here obstruction in the drive to develop a lead-free 100-octane aviation gasoline. Such a formulation is going to be costly to create and produce, just to solve a problem that doubtfully exists. General Aviation Modifications Inc. holds approval for its G100 unleaded avgas, and reportedly has a million gallons ready to sell, but FBOs are reluctant to stock it because it was developed privately, not in a government program, under Supplemental Type approval. California, ever the land of the fruits and nuts, has passed a law mandating no-lead fuel to be sold at all the state’s airports as soon as it’s “commercially available.” Defining that clause is the issue; GAMI says G100 is, but California airport operators say it isn’t, preferring to stay with less-expensive proven low-lead 100 instead of the new GAMI-juice. Environmentalists won’t ever give up, of course, reason and logic notwithstanding.


The weekly quiz was solved by avid reader Stephanie Poe,,who knew that our question about the “fingers” term for a radio frequency meant 123.45 megacycles. Although it’s not allocated for routine plane-to-plane chit-chat, but is reserved for remote area operations, it often is dialed up by pilots just wanting to talk to each other, regardless of FCC rules. We’re supposed to use 122.75 for such purposes. For next week, what airport is known as “MIA”; no, it’s not “missing in action.” You can send your answers to [email protected].


Friday, April 26, 2024

Papinville Historical Association News

 The Papinville Historical Association will be having a 5k walk/ run, corn hole tournament plus many more activities on June 8th. This will be a benefit to help with our expansion project that the association voted on at our annual meeting April 11th. The project is to build a new museum and use what is now the museum for a hall that can be used for indoor events., programs and for people to rent for family gatherings. We would be able to have more events with an indoor facility.

This event will be the first activity to help us get started on this project of expansion. Registration for the 5k walk/run can be picked up at the Rich Hill and Butler Citizens Bank locations or go to Facebook to the Papinville Historical Association and print out a form. If you would like a t-shirt it is $20 per person and no shirt will be $15 per person. Send in form with fee by May 20th if you would like a shirt.

If you want to be in the corn hold tournament you will sign up the day of the event on June 8th by 10:30 am there will be 2 people to a team and the entry fee is $25 per team. A prize will be given to the winning team.

There will be food served starting at 11:30. Menu will be hot dogs and hamburgers with several sides. Menu and additional events will be in the Mid America Shopper, through the FM 92.1 radio station as well as their Facebook page and web site. There will be a short history series about the trail through the newspaper and radio station in the next few weeks as well.

We hope that you will come out and enjoy these events. If you would like to be a sponsor to help with this project call 417-395-2594 or 816-590-1029 and your business or family name will do on the shirts, Papinville is where Bates County was Founded. Until next week you will get the rest of the story. If you have never been to Papinville this would be a good time to see the history area that the missionaries came to in 1821.

                                                          -Submitted by Phillis Stewart

Butler City-Wide Garage Sale May 4th

 Shop till you drop at the May 4th Butler City Wide Garage Sale. Garage Sale locations will be available in the Mid-America Shopper and on the Butler Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Most garage sales will open at 8 am and last most of the day. That’s the Butler City Wide Garage Sale Saturday, May 4th in the City of Butler. Remember to use caution while driving the city streets and watch out for small children shopping with Mom!

Beverly June (Houston) Herrmann, 86, of Ballard

 Funeral services for Beverly Herrmann of Adrian, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  Visitation prior to services Saturday 1 - 2 p.m. at the Schowengerdt Chapel.  Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Fair Haven Children’s Home in Strafford, Missouri or In Search of the Lord’s Way TV Ministry.  Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Beverly June (Houston) Herrmann, 86, of Ballard Missouri on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 with family by her side departed with angels taking her home from the Medicalodge of Butler Missouri.     

Beverly was born on March 6, 1938, to Thurman Roscoe Houston and Pearl (Hudson) Houston at their rural home in Leeton Missouri.  She would say she was the son her daddy never had as she would ride her mare Ginger taking water to thrashers, informing when lunch her mother had prepared was ready and any other jobs that were given.  She and Ginger enjoyed many rides together until she passed away at age 32.

Beverly was 14 when she met her future husband, John Dale.  He was smitten and like the postman neither sleet, snow, hail or rain would keep him from driving to Leeton to see his girl.  Beverly graduated valedictorian from Leeton High and one week later they were married on May 25, 1956, at Highpoint Baptist church by John Dale’s uncle James Willett.

After marriage, they lived northwest of Ballard on Highway 18 in Shortie’s house.  Beverly went to work for Henry Radio in Butler and 3 years later Uncle Sam called John Dale’s number and the Army sent them to Fort Bragg at Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Twelve days before returning to Missouri, their first child Misty Dawn was born.  About 3 weeks later John Dale sailed the Atlantic to Bad Kissingen, Germany and Beverly with newborn soon followed by plane where they would live the next year and a half.  This was a scary yet rewarding time in their life as in their spare time they traveled to many countries and made numerous lifelong friends.  Upon returning to the states, they bought a farm 5 miles west of Ballard, which they later named Herrmann’s Hideaway, and began farming the land and raising hogs and cattle.  Beverly was John Dale’s right-hand helper running a tractor in the field and doing various other farm activities.  About three years later they were blessed with the arrival of their son, Darren Dale making their family complete.

Beverly had a strong love for God and began attending Johnstown church of Christ where she heard the gospel preached, confessed Jesus Christ as God’s son and was baptized for the remission of her sins.    She was faithful in her daily bible reading, teaching Sunday school class for several years, attending worship service, and being hospitable to visiting gospel preachers and their families and the congregation with meals and fellowship.

Meals have been enjoyed by many families, friends and neighbors as Beverly loved to cook and entertain.  She held many celebrations for birthdays, anniversaries, and family reunions including extended stays by out of state/country relatives and friends.  Some family favorites of hers were homemade spaghetti and meatballs, hot rolls/bread and homemade ice cream.  She was known to put on a spread of food and the community youth Christmas carolers would make her home their last stop as they knew she would have lots of sweet treats.

She is Memaw to her grand and great-grandchildren and she was their biggest fan.  She so enjoyed their sporting and school events seeing the grand’s high school and college graduations and their weddings, which one was held outside on their farm.  She was a babysitter, confidant, cheerleader, and a christian example to her family whom she loved fiercely.  She enjoyed listening to Elvis, going to bluegrass festivals, being outside picking up limbs, mowing and picking dandelions out of the yard.  She was never idle, always having lists and projects to complete.  She loved having all her various flower beds and enjoyed it when they were in bloom.   She and John Dale enjoyed traveling, which included all 50 states and many different countries through Globus tours where they made many new friends and always looked forward to the next new adventure.  She always thought of others and one way was by sending birthday, anniversary, thinking of you cards and was especially known for her yearly Christmas card.  She put John Dale and the family in some unique poses, but many looked forward to seeing what she had thought up for each year.

God richly blessed Beverly in so many ways during her life and her family will miss her tremendously.    She is survived by her husband, John Dale of almost 68 years of the home; a daughter, Misty Wainscott (Rick) of Ballard; a son, Darren Herrmann (Brenda) of Blue Springs, Missouri; grandchildren, Nathaniel Wainscott (Erin), Preston Wainscott (Haley), Dallas Herrmann (Carrie) and Kara Benson (Lance); great-grandchildren Macie and Maxton Wainscott, Brynlee, Blaise, and Brecklyn Pearl Wainscott; sisters-in-law, Willa Dean Everts and Marlyn Strope; nieces Teresa Bond (Terry), Joyce Cote’, Nancy Mckeehan (Jim), Pam Everts, Kim Bogue (Jeff), Sheryl Fajen; nephews, Alan Everts (Jill) and Bill Everts (Beth); and a special friend, Shirley Umstattd.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbra Combs; brothers-in-law, Ray Combs, Dale Everts and Jim Strope; a niece, Karan Combs Miller; and a nephew, Danny Everts.


Stone County murder suspect arrested after short standoff in Vernon County

 At approximately 7:10 am Tuesday morning, April 23rd, the Stone County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an address on Elm Springs Road in northern Stone County in reference to a suspicious situation. Deputies arriving on scene found a deceased 50 year old male with a gunshot wound. Detectives were called to the scene.

In a cooperative effort with the Missouri Highway Patrol, Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Vernon County Sheriff's Office, Christian County Sheriff's Office and the Stone County 911 dispatch, the suspect was taken into custody after a short standoff on US Highway 54 in Vernon County.

On Wednesday, April 24th, a warrant was issued through the Stone County Associate Circuit Court for Chris Tina Miller for Murder 1st degree and Armed criminal action. She is being held without bond. These charges are from the Stone County Sheriff's Office investigation.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Clinton: GWOT Wall of Remembrance to arrive in Clinton



The Global War on Terror, Wall of Remembrance is coming to Clinton the first weekend of May. Romans Warrior Foundation and Clinton Tourism are looking for folks that would like to help set-up and takedown this Wall. Set-up will be May 2nd at 3pm, takedown will be at 9am on May 5th. There will be some team heavy lifting and Clinton is looking for about 12 people. For all the details, contact David at [email protected] or call 660-885-8166.

 The All American Kayak Classic and Romans Warrior Foundation are locking shields!! Together and because of the hard work by the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, a unique opportunity is about to take place in Clinton, MO at the Benson Convention Center, May 3rd and 4th!

 Each year the All American Kayak Classic hosts its annual event that see’s some 200 plus kayak anglers from around the nation, descend upon Truman Lake. The prize, a $10,000.00 dollar first place check. In addition, the AAKC also crowns a top club from around the Midwest with a $5,000.00 dollar prize on the line. Not to mention, bragging rights for a full year. This year, there’s an even bigger prize that will be on display for the Greater Clinton area citizens to visit and experience.

 The Global War on Terror, Wall of Remembrance.

The Romans Warrior Foundation will be bringing this mobile memorial and putting it on display for all to experience while the AAKC is taking place. Both Friday and Saturday the Wall will be on full display at the Benson Convention Center. The Wall is roughly 120’ feet long and has two viewable sides.


One side is the Education element where visitors can see when the Global War on Terror actually began and a timeline is in place for them to learn what has happened over the past 40 years. The other side is the Honor side. Our brothers and sisters names that have fallen to the GWOT are etched into the frames and their memory and legacy will carry forward with each stop and event, the Wall experiences.

 For some, this will be an experience they will never forget. For others, perhaps learning about the GWOT from a perspective of no politics and no bias. Just real information. And for others, this wall will give them a chance to see names and read those names aloud to honor their fallen friends and family.

 The GWOT Wall is the only mobile memorial in the United States that is dedicated to this era. It’s because of like-minded organizations that this opportunity will be on display. The All American Kayak Classic, the Romans Warrior Foundation, and most of all, the Greater Area Chamber of Commerce have all made this possible. Locking Shields for the purpose of bringing healing to the Greater Clinton area is the drive and its about to take place on May 3rd and 4th!!

 Don’t miss this amazing opportunity as this is free and open to the public from Friday morning all the way through Sunday Morning.

 For more information on the Romans Warrior Foundation.org 

MU Extension recruiting farmers for grassland improvement project

 COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension is recruiting farmers for a project aimed at improving the productivity of forage-based operations in areas dominated by tall fescue grass.

Participating operations would work with extension specialists to implement grassland management practices that are known to improve productivity and provide environmental benefits, according to Harley Naumann, MU Extension state specialist in forage and grazing management. Operations will be compensated for their participation.

“This grant represents an investment in Missouri farmers and ranchers that are interested in improving productivity of their grazing lands using climate-smart production practices,” Naumann said. “Implementing climate smart agriculture practices in Missouri is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. I look forward to assisting Missouri farmers and ranchers with implementing climate-smart practices in forage livestock systems that are functionally adaptable to individual production goals and objectives.”

The project is an initiative of the Grasslands Partnership (www.grasslandspartnership.org), which is organized by extension services in nine states within the “tall fescue belt.” Funding is through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Climate Smart Commodities program.

Practices farms could implement under the program include:

  • Establishing native warm-season grass pastures.
  • Improving grazing management.
  • Interseeding legumes as alternative nitrogen sources.
  • Establishing perennial field buffers.
  • Creating silvopasture by adding trees to existing pasture.
  • Amending soil with biochar or gypsum.

In addition to incentive payments, expected benefits include forage drought resilience, improved soil and water quality and wildlife habitat, said Naumann. Developing carbon and environmental benefits can lead to a carbon market that may offer producers an alternative income source.

Participating producers will work with extension specialists to determine which practices best fit the farm. Ideally, each farm will use three or more practices, with each practice implemented on a different pasture. A separate pasture must be maintained with your typical management practices so the Grasslands Partnership can compare outcomes. Participants are also expected to keep records on implementation of the practices; allow access to their farms for pasture assessment, soil sampling and other monitoring; and host two field days during the five-year course of the project.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Butler Saddle Club Searches for Flag Team

 The Butler Saddle Club is searching for riders to be a part of the Butler Saddle Club Flag Team. The flag team is responsible for setting the pivots and carrying the event flags each night of the rodeo. The Butler Saddle Club Rodeo is one of the few rodeos where we set pivots before the events. In past years, the Butler Saddle Club Flag team would do a performance routine 2 nights of the rodeo; one on Friday night to honor our Veterans and on Saturday night to honor breast cancer survivors and for those who are no longer here with us today. We would love to bring those routines back to the rodeo.

We do have some requirements:
~ Must be available all 3 nights of the rodeo. The rodeo is set for June 21,22, and 23 2024 starting at 8pm.
~ Must have a horse
~ Must be able carry a flag and have control of your horse
~ Must be at least 13 years old
~ Must be an experienced rider
~ Riders must be able to learn routines/pace other riders
~ Horse must be able to be fully neck reined
~Rider must be strong enough to carry and handle heavy and tall flags
~Rider must feel confident riding in any weather/arena conditions.
The Butler Saddle Club focuses on the safety of our riders and horses, at times the arena can be muddy/challenging.
If you or know someone who would like to do ride with us, please meet at the Butler Saddle Club Arena on April 29 at 7pm for a short try out session. MUST BRING YOUR HORSE ON APRIL 29.
For any more questions, please reach out to me (Lacey B Lee), Jody Hellwig or anyone else in the Butler Saddle Club.

Appleton City News

 April 24, 2024


The AC Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for April 26 - 27. 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.


A/C Masonic Lodge will have a biscuit and gravy breakfast 7:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday April 27 at the Lodge Hall.  It will be a freewill donation and proceeds will go towards the scholarship fund.


A/C Masonic Lodge will be serving a fried chicken dinner at the FarmHouse restaurant on Sunday April 28 from 11:00-1:30.  Dinner includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, hot roll and a cookie.  $15 for adults and $8 under 10.  Proceeds will go towards scholarship fund.


Golden Apples Senior Club nominations have been voted on and they look forward to new leadership and lots of fun times in the future. The April 25 menu will start with fried fish, so everyone bring your favorite sides, salads, and desserts to go with fish.  Come and enjoy some crispy fried fish and stay for a round or two of Bingo. Don’t forget to come to their fundraiser garage sale at the corner of 3rd Street and Chestnut.


Hudson R-IX's final student singing performance will be Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.  Come early and enjoy the student art show!


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


Appleton City residential spring cleanup will take place Tuesday, April 30 – Thursday, May 2.  Large dumpsters will be located at the Public Works Building, 110 S. Maple (across from the swimming pool).  You will be responsible for getting your items into the roll-off containers.  There will be 1 20 yard roll-off container for appliances, TV’s, computers and monitors available and 2 30 yard roll-off container will be available for sofas, carpets and other approved wastes.  No tires, liquid paint, batteries, motor oils, concrete, cleaning solvents or yard waste can be accepted.


The next Meet Me On Main will be May 8, 2024, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Let local businesses help you with your upcoming celebrations such as graduation, Mother's Day, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and just because.


The ACHS Alumni Meeting will be Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. with a noon hot meal/meeting.  Reservations, including all names of ACHS Alumni with a check of $15/person, can be mailed to Patti Purvis Young, 101 E. 3rd St., ACMO 64724. See the ad in Journal this week. The deadline for lunch reservations is May 11.


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.


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].


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for April and May, 2024. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: 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 26-27     AC Spring City Wide Garage Sale

Apr 27     AC Masonic Lodge biscuits and gravy breakfast 7:00-11:00 a.m. at the Masonic Hall

Apr 28     AC Masonic Lodge fried chicken dinner 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Farmhouse Kitchen

Apr 28     Phil and Pam Morgan, Gospel music recording artists at River of Life Fellowship in Rockville, MO, 6:00 p.m.

Apr 29     Hudson R-IX's final student singing performance 7:00 p.m.

Apr 29     FCCLA Paint Party 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the ACHS Commons Area

Apr 30-May 2     Appleton City residential spring cleanup dumpsters at the Public Works Building, 110 S. Maple

Butler Saddle Club Rodeo Candidates Wanted

 Butler Saddle Club Rodeo Candidates wanted for the 2024 Butler Rodeo.

This event is held in June. 

QUEEN AND /OR PRINCESS Candidates are encouraged to register for the competition.

To sign up call or text Lacey Lee at 660-464-4732.

Deadline to sign up is April 29 at 6pm. That’s Queen and Princess Rodeo Candidates wanted for the 2024 Butler Saddle Club Rodeo.


Rockville: River of Life Concert


The River of Life Fellowship Church in Rockville invites the public
to the Phil and Pam Morgan concert.

This concert is presented by “Jubalee Media Group” and “Jammin Gentile Music”. This music

and miraculous story have been featured on Oprah, Montel, the 700 Club, CBN, RBN, ABC and CBS.

You are invited to experience it in person with the Amen Tour hitting the River of Life Fellowship Church

on April 28th.

The Morgan’s latest books and CDs will be available for purchase at the event.

Plan to attend this incredible music, and testimony.

That’s Phil and Pam Morgan in concert April 28th at 6 pm at the River of Life Fellowship Church, 2nd and Vernon Streets, in Rockville. 

Adrian United Methodist Church/ $3400.00 raised for Comer Family

 Local communities have banded together once again for a family in need. The Comer family relinquished their apartment, personal items, and home furnishing to the Adrian United Methodist Church as church members came to the aid of Bobby, Becki, and Chris Comer, lifelong residents of Adrian.

A goal was set to help this family as they improve their  living conditions. So far, the monetary cash donations have paid for Bobby, Becki’s, and Chris’s two-week stay at a Harrisonville Motel, while the apartment was refurbished and cleaned.

The Adrian United Methodist Church members and 92.1 Radio Station went to bat for this family asking for cash donations and we thank you for your generosity.  Your cash donations have provided approximately $3,400.00. The need is not complete, as the Comers should return to their Adrian apartment by April 29th , and the home is not completely furnished

Donations to date have paid for the motel stay and food. The church hopes to raise another 1,500 dollars to meet the long-range goal and allow enough cash to replenish the home with the basic necessities, such as major appliances, mattress and box springs, bed linen, dishware, furniture, and personal hygiene products among other basic needs. 
 The goal was originally set at 5000 dollars and we are shy by approximately 16 hundred dollars.

If your church, organization, business or an individual, would like to make a cash contribution to this need, donations in any amount will be appreciated. 

A love fund has been set up at the Adrian Bank in Adrian and at the Butler branch. Thank you in advance.



Hudson: Teachers Aide Needed

 AIDE NEEDED: Hudson R-IX, 15012 NE State Route 52, Appleton City, MO 64724 is seeking a morning preschool aide who transitions to an afternoon elementary aide. Having a substitute teacher's certificate is required. There are different ways to obtain a certificate. Contact us for optional ways if you don't currently hold a certificate. You will be eligible for health insurance benefits and retirement. Applicants should email a resume to [email protected] or call (660) 476-5467 for more information.

FFA Labor Auction April 24th

The public is invited to the Butler FFA Dinner and Labor Auction tonight April 24th at the Butler High School cafeteria. The meal will be served at 6 and the auction will begin at 7. The goal is to purchase labor services from a Butler FFA member for a day and have them help you with work around the house, on the farm, or even at the office. All proceeds from the auction will go to help support the Butler FFA program with future expenses.

Hudson R-IX Seeking a Teacher

Hudson R-IX, 15012 NE State Route 52, Appleton City, MO 64724 is seeking a teacher for the 2024-2025 school year to teach the 6th-8th grades. You will be eligible for health insurance benefits and retirement. Qualified applicants should email a resume to [email protected] or call (660) 476-5467 for more information.


Hudson Elementary Kindergarten Screening

 Hudson R-IX Elementary will hold their annual kindergarten screening the morning of Monday, May 20th. Please call us at (660) 476-5467 to set up an appointment if you don't yet have one. You will need your child's social security card, birth certificate, and current immunization record.