Friday, June 28, 2024

Betty Lewis, 82, Harrisonville

 From the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Betty A. Lewis, age 82 of Harrisonville, formerly of Butler, passed away Thursday, June 27 at the Crown Rehab and Healthcare Center in Harrisonville.

Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel. No visitation. Contributions to Butler Public Library or Butler Food Pantry. Online condolences may be left at

Betty is survived by her husband, Jack Lewis of the home, two sons, Rick Lewis and wife Sandy of Harrisonville, and Leon Lewis of Belgium; two daughters, Vicki Tedesco and husband Dave and Robbin Garrett all of Harrisonville; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

That's Betty A. Lewis with celebration of life services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler.

Adrian 4th of July Celebration June 29th


Adrian invites everyone to enjoy a day of celebration on Saturday , June 29th as they “ Salute to Freedom” as part of their 4th of July celebrations. It’s a day filled with various activities, games, inflatables, food and music . The evening winds down with the band Sparrowfoot on stage …. This live music concert starts at 7:00pm … the evening wraps up with the traditional Fireworks display that will sync to music available from 95.9 frequency on your radio dial. Bring the family, invite your friends and head to Adrian for a 4th of July Celebration American Style … Sponsored by Adrian Optimist Club and local small businesses of Adrian to include……..




Grocery Grab moved to Lion's Field June 29th

 Due to a swim meet at the pool this weekend, The Weekly Grocery Grab will be relocating to the Lion's Field again.  
June 29th Pick-up date 

Bates County Republican Meet and Greet July 1st


Facebook violations that could have your Facebook page Deleted

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Betty Lewis, age 82 formerly of Butler

 Betty Lewis, age 82, formerly of Butler, MO, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Crown Healthcare in Harrisonville. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel.

Pursuit In Cass County Ends With One Person Taken Into Custody

On Wednesday June 26 around 1 a.m., deputies responded to the area north of Harrisonville city limits to assist the Harrisonville Missouri Police Department with a vehicle pursuit.

The driver, traveling at slow speeds, continued going northbound in the southbound lanes of I-49.

A Cass County deputy coordinated the closure of southbound lanes with additional deputies and officers allowing them to grapple the suspect’s vehicle near E 241 St. in Peculiar. Harrisonville Police took the driver into custody at the scene and will be investigating further.

"Cooperation between agencies was crucial in safely stopping a wrong-way driver. By sharing information, coordinating responses, and using resources such as the Grappler, law enforcement can effectively manage these dangerous situations and protect the public from potential harm," said Cass County Sheriff Jeff Weber.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Message to Customers of Countywide Disposal

 Friendly reminder from Countywide Disposal:

Your bill is due July 1st.

Don’t forget to go online and make your payment, send checks in or call our office to process payment.

If you’re on auto pay, it will automatically withdraw on July 1st


Thank you Countywide Disposal!

Mo Kan Livestock raises funds for Luke Crockett

 The public is invited to  join Mo-Kan Livestock  in supporting Brenden and Shelby Crockett, parents of 5-year-old Luke Crockett, as they raise funds to assist with expenses following the loss of their beloved farm boy. Luke loved his big trucks, green tractors, and Mo-Kan hats!


 Two heifer calves, have been generously donated anonymously, and will be auctioned off this Thursday at noon at Mo-Kan Livestock to benefit the family. Donations are also gratefully accepted.


Luke was the fourth generation of farmers and cattlemen, attending many sales with his Daddy Brenden, Papa Darin, and Pa Don. Let's come together for a memorable sale in Luke's honor and support his family during this difficult time.


Bates County Republican Candidate Meet and Greet July 1st


Adrian 4th of July Celebration this Saturday June 29th


The Adrian Optimist Club Presents “ Salute to Freedom” on June 29th in Adrian, All the fun happens at the Adrian City Park with tons of food, fun and entertainment like the Teenage Games from 3:00 until 6:30, a Slip and Slide, Kickball and Volleyball and DJ Music.. everyone loves the Dunk Tank that is open from 3:00 until 5:00 on Saturday with all proceeds going to support Lily’s House in Adrian. Bring your lawn chairs for Live Music by Sparrowfoot at 7:00 pm for a free concert leading up to the Fireworks grand finale at dusk. Remember to turn your radio dial to 95.9 as this year’s Fireworks display will be bigger and better than ever before and the Fireworks will sync with the music. Happy 4th of July from the Adrian Optimist Club of Adrian. It all happens on July 29th at the Adrian City Park.



On Monday, June 24, 2024, Nevada Police were called about a suspicious person in the 1000 block of S. Adams St. When speaking with the subject officers believed the individual was giving them false information.

Officers begin to investigate throughout the day attempting to follow up on his alleged identity. The investigating officer was able to determine the subject in question was actually a wanted fugitive with multiple warrants from the Kansas City area.
On June 25, 2024, Nevada Police were able to locate the subject in question in the 600 block of S. Pine St. A mobile fingerprint scanner was utilized to confirm the subject’s identity and he was taken into custody on the outstanding felony warrants from the Kansas City area.
During the arrest, it was also discovered that the individual was a non-compliant sex offender who had not been registered since 2020.
The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding by Nevada Police.
The subject has been identified as follows:
Errin A. Green, age 54 of Kansas City, Missouri.
On June 25, 2024, the following charges were filed against Errin A. Green through the Vernon County Associate Court:
One (1) Count of Fail to Register as a Sex Offender – Unclassified Felony
Green is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.
To report criminal activities call 911, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100 or use the Nevada Police Department’s Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477.
Any and all information can be kept confidential if requested.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Little Apple Appleton City News

 June 26 2024


Montrose VFW Post 8820 is offering lunches 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. June 26 – 27 and July 2 – 3. The menu for June 26 - brats, fries and drink $12; two brats, fries and drink $15.  June 27 menu is fried tenderloin, fries and drink $15. July 2 menu will be hamburger, fries and drink for $15. July 3 they offer fried tenderloin or burger, fries and drink for $15. All proceeds go to pay for bricks at the pavilion to memorialize veterans at local cemeteries without any family members.


River of Life Fellowship in Rockville will have a Deliverance Training Seminar and meetings June 29-30 with Dr. Steve Highlander and Rev. Cody Persell.  Training sessions begin on Saturday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. followed by a light meal and then regular evening deliverance service.  Regular Sunday School and worship Sunday morning begin at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m., along with a special Sunday evening service at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome to attend any and all of the meetings. Sunday, July 7, they will welcome Wyatt Brown to share in word and song about his testimony and all that God is doing in his life.  All events ROL has are free and they welcome all those able to attend.  They hope to be able to share meetings and future meetings via webcast as well.  Please contact James Damon ([email protected]), at River of Life Fellowship for more information.


The 20th Annual Appleton City Car Show will be July 13 in the City Park, right off 52 Hwy across the street from Zink Motor Company. Check in 8:00 a.m.-noon.  Car Show noon-3:00 p.m. This is a judged event. There is a $10 entry fee, with proceeds going to two scholarships for local high school students. Top 85 cars and trucks combined, top 3 motorcycles, and top 3 rat rods.

Zink Motor Co is hosting the KC Antique Car Club at their dealership. Model A’s and T’s will be on display. This event is free.

The AC Fire Department will have a free vintage fire truck and fire equipment show July 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the AC Fire Station.


The next Second Wednesdays, Meet Me On Main, Shop and Stroll will be July 10, 2024, from 4:00-7:00 pm. These special, extended business hours are a great opportunity to see what locally participating businesses, like Jina's Junque, Rural Roots, 3 Wishes, 4th Street Fika, Bluebird Lounge, and Cork & Keg, have to offer, while giving you an opportunity to meet up with friends and make new ones


Seven local churches are teaming together to provide a week-long community Vacation Bible School Event: From the Inside Out! VBS will be each evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m., from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26. Each night will be hosted by a different church: Monday at Trinity UMC (AC), Tuesday at Rockville UMC (Rockville), Wednesday at Church of God (AC), Thursday at Lutheran Church (AC), and Friday at First Christian Church (AC). This year for VBS, they are going to learn all about our emotions and how God can transform us from the inside out! There will a prize given to all children who have perfect attendance for the week, so don't miss out!  They look forward to seeing you there. VBS is for PK-6th grade, but children under the age of 5 years need to be accompanied by a parent. Unfortunately, transportation will not be provided. Pre-register online at


A summer kids’ event, Scuba VBS will be hosted at First Baptist Church of AC July 23-26.  SCUBA is for entering kindergarten through those that have completed 6th grade. They will start with a meal at 5:30 and conclude at 8:30 p.m. each evening. Family members and friends can join in daily at 8:15 p.m. as they wrap up their day. They also invite families to church on Sunday, July 28 for the finale and a meal following services. Sign up free online at:  Paper copies are available upon request. For more information call 660-476-5512 or message them on Facebook.


The Appleton City Museum at 503 N. Maple is open every Friday afternoon 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Bring your friends and family to visit the 1880 Moore School, the Clark House and the Museum to learn about early day area history. Membership dues for the 2024-2025 year may be paid at this time at $15 individual and $25 family.  Please support your museum with a membership and a visit this summer.


MU Extension is partnering with The Alzheimer’s Association and Four Fillies Mercantile to provide an opportunity for residents to learn strategies to promote brain health and decrease risk of dementia. The Living a Healthy Life for Your Brain and Body program is dedicated to offering comprehensive insights and practical advice on maintaining and enhancing cognitive and physical health as we age. Participants will gain valuable knowledge on how to take proactive steps toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. Strategies for Aging Well include: Cognitive Activity: Discover activities and practices that can help keep your mind sharp and engaged, Physical Health and Exercise: Explore effective exercise routines and physical health tips to maintain mobility and strength, Diet and Nutrition: Gain insights into nutritional choices that support overall health and longevity and Social Engagement: Learn about the benefits of staying socially active and connected with others. Join them at the Four Fillies Mercantile, 11210 MO-13, Lowry City, MO 64763 at 11:00 a.m. July 16 for this free educational event.  Participants are welcome to purchase lunch and explore the shop. For more information and to register for the program, please contact the St. Clair County Extension Office at 417-646-2419.


The University of Missouri Extension 2nd Annual Sheep and Goats Field Day will focus on small ruminant health awareness program. The event will be held 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday July 12, 2024 at Southwest Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 Highway H, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in assessing small ruminant health, vaccination program, on-farm biosecurity, metabolic diseases, feed & forage options and many more. There will also be hands-on training on fecal egg count, five-point check and FAMACHA score.  Special feature of the event includes lamb cooking with lamb meat tasting for all participants. Registration is required to attend. Registration fee is $25 per participant and includes snacks, coffee, pizza, salad, lamb chops/meatball, and classroom materials. Deadline to register is July 10. Register at: For more information or if you have a disability that requires special materials or service, please contact St. Clair County Extension at 417-646-2419 or David Brown at [email protected]



June 26     Sports physicals at AC Rural Health Clinic. Please call AC Rural Health Clinic at 660-476-2121 to schedule

Bates County Democrat Meet and Greet

 The Bates County Democrat Committee invite you to a Candidate Meet and Greet on Thursday , June 27th. The Meet and Greet will be held at the JC Park in Butler. Bring a lawn chair and a side dish to share and enjoy the evening at the Bates County Democrat Candidate Meet and Greet on June  27th. Hope to see you there. This ad paid for by: Bates County Democrat Central Committee.

Special Cash Drawings for Car Show Cruisers July 13th

 July 13th is the day for Car Show Lovers! You cruisers will be entered into special multiple cash drawings for cruisers only who attend the Appleton City Car Show and the Clinton Cruise Night .  Cruisers… remember to bring that Appleton City Registration receipt from the  Appleton City Car Show to be able to enter the drawings during the Clinton Cruise Night.  Do ‘em both and get a chance to win cold hard cash ! It’s Free Admission for Both Shows. Appleton City Car Show July 13th from noon until 3 followed by the Clinton Cruise Night July 13th from 4 pm until 7 pm.

Attention Dog Owners: What You Should Know if Your Dog Gets Overheated this Summer


Animal lovers, NEVER make the mistake of pouring cold water on an overheated dog or putting a wet towel on its back. You will see the OPPOSITE effect.

Due to cold, the veins contract and due to high temperatures (above 42 degrees), the proteins in the blood collide, causing the blood to become thick and tight.

Due to the combination of these two factors, blood stops entering the heart and organs fail one by one due to lack of oxygen.

The result is a very slow but very painful death.

If you try to help an overheated dog in this way, it will die anyway.

First give him lukewarm water to drink, then cool his feet and chest/belly with a wet towel.

Then put the dog in the shade on a wet towel!!!

Sharing is highly desirable because time and time again we see footage of overheated dogs exiting a car with water spilled on their backs.

PLEASE WATCH FOR CARS PARKED ANYWHERE.. There can always be an animal or a child 

Adrian Fireworks Stand to Open June 27th

 The Adrian Fireworks Stand opens on Thursday June 27th and will remain open through July 4th. The stand is located at 11 East Main Street and will be open Monday through Friday from noon until 9 pm and weekend hours are extended to Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 9 pm. That’s the Adrian fireworks stand open from June 27th through July 4th.

Butler Saddle Club Announces Scholarship Winners

 The Butler Saddle Club is excited to announce the 2024 Butler Saddle Club Scholarship winners!!


The Butler Saddle Club proudly awarded Cash Johnston a scholarship!! Cash Johnston, of Merwin Missouri, qualified in Chute Dogging to attend the National Jr High Rodeo Finals. Cash and his family will be headed to compete in Des Moines, IA June 23-29, 2024.

Cash is the son of Pam and Luke Johnston and he attended JR High at Miami School. The family are members of the Butler Saddle Club.




The Butler Saddle Club proudly awards Cameron Anderson a scholarship!! Bates County Rodeo Team has a High School Competitor who qualified for National High School Rodeo Finals, July 14-20 in Rock Springs Wyoming. Cameron Anderson of Butler High School, winning Champion in Bronc Riding at State Finals. Cameron is not only the Missouri State Finals Champion but is the 2023-2024 season Reserve Champion. Cameron is the son of Chad and Courtney Anderson.

Congratulations to both Cash & Cameron!! Wishing you well at Nationals!



Gas Pump Skimmers found in Adrian and Harrisonville

 Yet another gas pump skimming device has been located in our area. Last week we reported the same type of incident found on a gas pump in the city of Harrisonville, now one has been found in Adrian.

On 06-25-24 law enforcement was made aware of a skimming device located on a gas pump at Casey’s in Adrian. Adrian Police Department  and the Bates County Sheriff’s Office wanted citizens to be aware and to ask that you keep an eye on your card activity if you’ve swiped your card at this station recently.

Paying inside before pumping or using “tap to pay” with your card or phone is a more secure option than swiping your card at the pump.

New Hours for Summers Pharmacy July 8th


Summers Pharmacy of Butler announces new hours that are effective starting July 8th. Summers Pharmacy will be open from 9 am until 6 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 9 am until 1 pm. Prescription pick up from the convenience of the Drive-thru window or from the lobby. 660-679-5002. Summers Pharmacy located on Fort Scott Street in Butler.

Harry “Junior” Shelton, 75 of Drexel

Harry “Junior” Shelton, 75 of Drexel, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 22, 2024 at Research Medical Center. A visitation will be held from 1:00-200pm, Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400). Funeral services will follow at 2pm, Saturday June 29, 2024, also at the chapel. Burial will take place in Sharon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Harry “Junior” Jackson Shelton was born on April 20, 1949 in Archie, MO to Harry Shelton, Sr and Bessie Shelton. He attended Everett Grade School, went on to attend Drexel High School. Junior served his country in the US Army and completed two tours in Vietnam. He had a love of car races, he enjoyed watching the Chiefs, but he found his greatest joy on the open road driving. Junior had a strong dedication to his family and treasured their times together. He also loved helping people work on cars and was always cracking jokes, hoping to make you smile.

Junior was preceded in death my his parents; Harry and Bessie, siblings; Shirley Kunkel, Richard Shelton, Carl Shelton and Larry Shelton.

He is survived by his siblings; Dorothy Olmstead, of Independence, MO, Perry (Nancy) Shelton, of Harrisonville, MO, Vivian Holmes of Tuscan, Arizona, Jeanette (Rod) Martinette of Chattanooga Tennessee, son, Robert Travis Shelton, daughters; Jamie (John) Wirsig and their children Ben, Hayden & Reagan, and Dana Phillips of Overland Park and her kids Daryn, Alexandra, Briana, and Riley.


Butler Man Arrested After Domestic

On the evening of June 25th the Butler Police Department arrested 29 year old William Douglas Bedwell of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Bedwell was arrested for 1.) Domestic Assault - 2nd Degree.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and he is currently being held on a 24 hour Investigative hold with charges pending.

Butler Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

On Tuesday June 25th around 7:12 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 55 year old Sean P. Smiley of Butler, Missouri. Mr. Smiley was arrested for:

1.) Felony possession of a controlled substance (X2)

2.) Felony unlawful use of a weapon

3.) Following too close

4.) Lane violation.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and later released.

Skimming Device Found On Gas Pump In Adrian

On 06-25-24 law enforcement was made aware of a skimming device like the one pictured below being located on a gas pump at Casey’s in Adrian. Adrian Police Dept and the Bates County Sheriffs Office wanted our citizens to be aware and to ask that you keep an eye on your card activity if you’ve swiped your card at this station recently. Paying inside before pumping or using “tap to pay” with your card or phone is a more secure option than swiping your card at the pump.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

92.1 Radio Station closed July 4th and 5th

 The 4th of July holiday falls on a Thursday this year. 92.1 Radio Station will close for a four day holiday. The Station will run on automation Thursday, and Friday. If you have commercials or press releases for the station remember to get those to the station before noon on Wednesday, July 3rd. There will not be a Swap Shop on Thursday or Friday, July 4th and 5th. Back to business as usual on Monday, July 8th. Enjoy your holiday weekend. See our facebook page for schedules for the Rich Hill 4th of July and Olde Glory Days in Clinton.

Bates County Democrat Meet and Greet June 27th

 The Bates County Democrat Committee invite you to a Candidate Meet and Greet on Thursday , June 27th. The Meet and Greet will be held at the JC Park in Butler. Bring a lawn chair and a side dish to share and enjoy the evening at the Bates County Democrat Candidate Meet and Greet on June  27th. Hope to see you there.

Republican Candidate Meet and Greet


Get Your Teams Ready for Dodgeball


Rich Hill 4th of July Car Show


Butler Saddle Club Rodeo Winners

 Thank you so very much for helping make this 71st Annual Butler Saddle Club Rodeo with Big Horn Rodeo Company a success!!!

 The  community & attendees, the contestants- both big & small ❤️, the Awesome Sponsors, the volunteers, the  Saddle Club Members,  Emergency Response teams, Ballard FFA & Butler Band Booster Club— THANK YOU!!

 Because of you all, the Butler Saddle Club can continue to provide a great Rodeo each year, but most of all— be a blessing to others & give back to our community. ❤️

Congratulations to the  winners for the 2024 Butler


Saddle Club Rodeo:

Wild Horse Race: Osage Outlaws: Dalton Bogan, Dalton Akin & Brandon Sleeper from Pawhuska, OK.

 Mutton Busting: Preslee Chism of Butler, MO. Parents: Brandon & Amy Chism.

 Congratulations to our 2024 BSC Rodeo Queen: Bree Baney of Harrisonville, MO!! Bree is the Daughter of Landon & Tami Baney and Granddaughter of Jolene Danforth.

 Raffle Ticket Winner of a Savage Rife with Scope or $500.00 — Marshall Mayfield!

 Raffle Ticket Winner of a State Fair 4 pack or $200.00 — Jeremy Thomson

Absentee Voting


Boil Water Advisory for Rich Hill lifted.

 The Boil Water Advisory for Water District #4 in the City of Rich Hill has been lifted as of June 25th. 


On Friday, June 21, 2024, Nevada Police executed a search warrant in the 1000 block of N. Clay St. after conducting an investigation into the possession of illegal narcotics and counterfeiting currency.

Upon arrival, Nevada Police were able to detain the male suspect inside the home. During a search of the residence, officers seized printing equipment that was being utilized in the making of counterfeit currency and over five thousand dollars in counterfeit currency. Also during the search, illegal narcotics were located inside the residence.
The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding by Nevada Police.
The subject has been identified as follows:
Ryan Heathman, age 44 of Nevada, Missouri.
On June 22, 2024, the following charges were filed against Ryan Heathman through the Vernon County Associate Court:
One (1) Count of Forgery – Class D Felony
One (1) Count of Possession of a Forging Instrument – Class D Felony
Two (2) Count of Possession of a Controlled Substance - Class D Felony
Heathman is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.
To report criminal activities call 911, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100 or use the Nevada Police Department’s Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477.
Any and all information can be kept confidential if requested.

Monday, June 24, 2024

What's Up : LeRoy Cook

 Suggested Banner: Log It Or Not?


“How do those little airplanes run in the heat?” is a common comment posed in casual conversation. “Well”, says I, “They start easy, but we try to get upstairs quickly, where it’s cooler.” It’s usually pretty comfortable at altitudes of 4000 feet or more, given the standard temperate lapse rate of 3.5 degrees F. per 1000 feet. Engine temperatures (oil temp and cylinder heat temps) have to be monitored, because air-cooled engines require a constant flow of air to dissipate heat.


Traffic was sparse in the afternoons last week, because most flyers took a siesta after lunch. A nice Cirrus SR22 came over from St. Louis, a Piper Archer flew down from Kansas City Downtown, and a Cessna Skybawk dropped in. Locally, the BCS AirTractor sprayplane made some fungicide runs, Jay McClintock’s Piper Tomahawk was out and Randy Miller put some time on the club Skyhawk.


A few words of explanation about pilot logbooks might be in order. First, a freeloader looking for a ride might say “Don’t you have to log so much flying time anyway?”  No, there’s no specific amount of proficiency practice required; legally, I can stay on the ground for a year, go out and fire up my plane, and fly away if I want. Not smart, but legal. The only restriction is that I can’t take a passenger along until I’ve done at least three landings.


Which bring us to the requirement to log flying time. If case an inspector might check, we should record the requisite three takeoffs and landings every 90 days, and our logbook needs to show an instructor’s attestation of a Flight Review within the past 24 months. Otherwise, no one cares if we write down the specifics of each flight or not. Insurance companies often want a testimony of how much you flew last year when applying for coverage. When building experience, of course, we’ll carefully document every minute of flying time.


We can’t hide anything we’ve done in the air, in these days of Automatic Surveillance Broadcast equipment recording our every move. A Southwest Airlines 737 slipped down to 500 feet during approach to Oak City last week, a little earlier than it should have, and the hall-monitor software flashed a warning for ATC to call out to the pilots. Wouldn’t be surprised if Southwest imposes a requirement to fly a coupled instrument approach, even clear weather, instead of hustling in on a visual arrival.


Our last-week’s question wanted to know which Air Force bomber had the most engines, the B-36 or B-52. Well, the old Buff (B-52) always had eight engines, but the earlier B-36 Peacemaker had six pusher-propeller radial engines, upgraded in the H-model with two extra jet engines on each wingtip, for a total of ten. “Six a-tuirnin’, four a-burnin'" the B-36 flight engineer used to say.  For next week, tell us who claimed to have the most total flying time logged. You can send your answers to [email protected].