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Butler Optimist Club Donation Drop off Locations Toys for Tykes Outback Salon Butler Consultec North Orange Street Citizen's Bank/Butler Wal-Mart Butler Sonic Drive in Ohio Street United Methodist Church Dollar Store / Butler (NEED AT LEAST 40 MORE GIFTS TO MEET GOAL) DEADLINE DECEMBER 19TH 4 PM FOR DELIVERY
Mary Holcomb Love Fund update
A very special "Thank you” goes out to those that have donated to the Mary Holcomb Love fund. Over 900 dollars has been generated from your donations. The goal was set at $2000.00 to defray the cost of dental surgery, dentures and a hearing aid for this Senior Citizen.
With this as a deposit, Mary has scheduled the much needed surgery and is on her way to enjoying Christmas Dinner.
The Love Fund has been set up at Community First Bank by Laura Fritts and donations are still being accepted.. We are still in need of $1000.00 to meet our goal. If you know “Granny” and would like to donate to this fund raising event any and all donations will be appreciated.
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
No matter how long it’s been since your loved one died grief can make the holidays a painful time. An encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 9 – 11am at the Friendship Full Gospel Church, 1101 West Mill Street in Butler.
Grief Share registration begins at 8:45am and the cost is $5 for the book.
For more information call 660-464-1305.
TOYS FOR TYKES UPDATE – 40 PRESENTS NEEDED NOW If your Christmas tree is laden with presents, if you have no worries about how you will pay for your holiday dinner, consider yourself fortunate because many will only have a meal that consists of what is available through the Food Pantry or the Mass Distribution. There will not be enough money for presents.
The Butler Optimist Club has taken a personal interest in making sure all Toys for Tykes registered children receive a gift to open this Christmas, but it is going to take your help to provide a toy for each child that will be without a gift.
Toys are needed for ages birth to 12 years old and don’t forget those teenagers from 13 – 16 years old. Ideas for those teens that get lost in the shuffle are Wal-Mart gift cards or Dollar Store gift cards, Family Center or Sonic. Musical DC’s or DVD movie gift cards are available at the Bent Bar Video Plaza. A gift certificate for a hair cut from a local salon would please any teenager.
You will find donation boxes at Sonic Drive In, Where each donation will receive a free order of Tater Tots; Wal-Mart – look for the toy truck donation box as well as the Outback Salon, Consultec (located next to the Butler Airport), Citizen’s Bank, Dollar Store and the Ohio Street United Methodist Church.
Toys in the drop boxes don’t need to be wrapped but a donation of scotch tape and wrapping paper would be appreciated.
The deadline is 4pm on Thursday, December 19th. For any questions or more information contact Butler Optimist member Kristi Dutter at 816-738-0581.
ADRIAN BANK OPEN HOUSE
Adrian Bank’s Customer Appreciation day will be Friday, December 20 at all branch locations except their Arian location. The Adrian location will postpone their customer appreciation until after the construction is completed.
Register for prizes at any of the three Branch locations, Butler, Adrian and Archie. The winners will be announced on Monday, December 23rd. Drawing is open to all Adrian Bank account holding customers.
Stop by on Friday, December 20th and enjoy refreshments.
MIDWEST’S PREMIER INDOOR FARM SHOW OFFERS ATTRACTIONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Whether you’re a farmer looking for the latest in new farm equipment, a rancher interested in livestock handling techniques and supplies for your operation or an indoor tractor pull fan, the Western Farm Show offers something for just about anyone involved or interested in agriculture.
Scheduled Feb. 21-23 at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo., the 2014 Western Farm Show promises all of these attractions and much more. Now in its 53rd year, the event will once again feature over 500 exhibitors and more than 400,000 square feet of floor space filled with aisles and aisles of new equipment, buildings, fertilizer, feed, seed and other farm products.
Highlights of the 2014 Western Farm Show will include:
The Championship Tractor Pull, with Doug Roberts and the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Association. It will be held Friday and Saturday nights, Feb. 21-22, at Kemper Arena, adjacent to the American Royal. A separate admission is required.
The Stockmanship and Stewardship Low-Stress Livestock Handling Demonstration, sponsored by primary show sponsor MFA Incorporated, at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Scott Pavilion adjacent to the American Royal Complex. Admission is free to all Western Farm Show attendees.
FFA Day, on Friday, Feb. 21, during which an expected 3,000 FFA students from Missouri and Kansas will compete for bragging rights in the annual Food Drive “Border War.” FFA students will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars and learn about educational and career opportunities in agriculture.
Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Adult admission is $8 and free for children 12 and under.
NEWS FROM NEVADA The Nevada Police Department says no one was hurt when a truck slammed into Town and Country Realty and Auction at the West edge of Nevada over the weekend. The Driver of the truck has been identified as Matthew R. Ison, of Nevada. The accident happened about 5:00 a.m. on Saturday at the West city limits of Nevada when the truck ran off the road and through the building. No injuries were reported. Town and Country partner Doug Wortman says he received a telephone call from the Nevada Police Department early Saturday morning after the truck destroyed the office he occupied at 1700 W. Austin.
STOLEN GROUSERS MAY MAKE IT TO OUR AREA The Platte County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the theft of: At least 30 Grousers (or track shoes) from a Caterpillar D9, four of the Grousers were welded in the shape of a square, previously used as a fire pit, total would likely weigh approximately 1,000 lbs scrap. A black, 1996 Standard 14’x8’ tandem axle trailer, VIN 13YFS1822TC062663, wood deck, dented right fender, slide out ramps A 10 hp Wards riding lawn mower, reddish-orange in color, steel bar welded on the back (not operational at time of theft) A small scrap AC unit All items were stolen from approximately 10/27/13 thru 11/25/13. If you have any information in regards to this theft or the whereabouts of the property, please contact the Platte County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office at 816-858-3521 reference Case Number 13-8064.
BUTLER DVD’S FOR SALE
The Butler Lions Club has revived and finessed the famous 1939 film of street scenes in and about the City of Butler, along with related activities of general interest. This one hour and 50 minute DVD is available to the public as a keepsake for collectors or anyone who enjoys reminiscing the days gone by in Butler.
This is a perfect stocking stuffer and is for sale at Corner Hardware/ Computer Aisle, Community Frist Bank, Adrian Bank or from any Butler Lions Club Member.
The cost is $20.00 per DVD or you may purchase 2 for $30.00.
ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT
The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with The Cass County Sheriff's Department and Belton EMS responded to a 1 vehicle rollover accident Sunday night on 7 Highway just North Of Creighton. The accident occurred when the 1994 Ford driven by Rebecca J. Wells 43 of Archie traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The driver as well as a passenger 48 year old James Wells of Archie both was transported to Belton Regional Hospital with serious injuries.
DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER
From mid-December through New Year’s Day, Harrisonville police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout the city, will run from December 13th through January 2, 2014.
Harrisonville officers will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
The Red Cross will have a blood drive in Bates County on December 17th from 1:30 – 5:30pm at the Church of the Nazarene, 103 W. Nursery Street in Butler.
In Vernon County they will be at the Bronaugh High School at 527 E. Sixth Street on December 18th from 2 – 7pm.
Simply call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed during this holiday season. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification required at check in.
Individuals who are 17 average years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
General Assembly Passes Aerospace Tax Incentives: Answering Missouri’s needs for Job Growth and Opportunity
JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Missouri lawmakers approved a $1.7 Billion tax incentive package aimed at bringing job growth to the state. During the special session called by Governor Nixon, the General Assembly overwhelmingly approved SB 1 offering specific tax incentives to the aerospace industry. This was in response to Boeing announcing they are looking to move production of their 777x airplane out of Seattle. Even though Washington state offered $9 Billion in tax incentives to Boeing, their unions refused to make concessions, forcing the company to look elsewhere for a more business and cost friendly environment.
Representative Randy Pike, District 126, commented on the decision, “Should Boeing accept this incentive, it will be an opportunity for increased job growth and the potential for additional economic development in Missouri.”
Missouri’s incentive package offers up to $150 Million per year for 10 years to aerospace companies who create new jobs in Missouri. The Bill is also contingent upon Boeing creating at least 2,000 jobs in the state by June 20th, 2014. Average pay for these jobs is reportedly $75,000 per year. Boeing already has a formidable workforce within the state, providing over 15,000 jobs. Other states being seriously considered are Alabama and South Carolina, both right-to-work states, with existing Boeing production locations. Boeing will reportedly make a decision regarding moving production of the 777x in January 2014.
MO DOT TRUCK IN DITCH
Missouri State Highway Patrol along with The Butler Fire Department reported an accident on 52 West Highway and Steele and Kings corner which was a MoDot Truck. The driver is not injured just shaken up.
CONGRATULATION TO WINNERS 3rd Grade Champions at Redsox Tournament in Nevada MO Front Row L to R (Cloey Fritts, Zoey Fritts, Brielle Campbell, Teresa Dawn, Taitlyn Madison)
Back Row L to R (Coach Matt Berry, Shelby Shouse, Jayden Mclay, Assistant Coach Jeff Johnston, Josie Johnston)
LITTLE MISS SNOWFLAKE AND LITTLE JACK FROST (12/7 6:30 pm) 2013 Little Miss Snowflake and Little Jack Frost were crowned Saturday evening on the Butler Square and they are: Addison Bliss Hawks, daughter of Tonja Roberts Brock Lines, son of Jason and Julie Lines. Runner up for Little Miss Snowflake was Makenzie Algiere, daughter of Lester and Kimberly Algiere. Little Jack Frost runner ups were Kaleb Mallatt, son of Rachelle Mallatt and Kyle Mallatt and Bryant Wolford, son of Jessica Knapp and Creston Wolford. The contest was based upon the number of Chamber of Commerce coupon books sold. Congratulations to all the children for a job well done.
Pictures from the Christmas Parade: (12/7 6:30pm)
TOYS FOR TATOR TOTS Apparently very few people in Bates County want free Tator Tots from Sonic. Only two individuals have brought a new toy and placed it in the Toys for Tots box at Sonic. 30 news names have been added to the list to be adopted and need to be adopted before the December 19th deadline. Pick up a new toy for kids ages 0 – 16 and take it to Sonic’s drop box and get your free medium box of tator tots. Thanks foes out to Miles Umstattd of Sonic for his generosity toward the needy kids in Bates County.
ONE CAR ACCIDENT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING (12/7 8am) There was one car accident around 2am Saturday morning. The accident happened on F Highway just west of Passaic. Cody D. Addlemen, 21 of Butler was traveling East in a 2001 Jeep when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, struck a culvert, overturned and then struck a utility pole. Addleman was transported to the Bates County Memorial Hospital by EMS and was then transferred to St. Luke’s Hospital with serious injuries.
FILL A TRUCK WITH TOYS In the spirit of giving, Wal Mart in Butler has a truck they would like to fill with toys for needy children. When in Wal Mart pick up an extra toy and help fill the “truck for toys”. Located in the front of the store by registers, you can pick up a toy and just drop it in the truck and you will be helping needy children. You can’t miss the red and white truck.
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER AT OHIO STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The Ohio Street United Methodist Church will be serving their annual Community Christmas Dinner on Saturday, December 21st from 3 – 6pm in the church basement. They will be serving ham this year.
You can either dine in or get your dinner and take it home to eat and this is the Church’s gift to you this Holiday Season.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST. LUDGER CHURCH The annual Spirit of Christmas concert at St. Ludger Church in Germantown, MO is December 14 at 2 PM. Performers include several community soloists, duets, quartets, and a flautist; the Appleton City Community Choir, the Immaculate Conception Choir, the Keys to the Music, the Prairie Kid Family and the Butler Brass. Prior to the performance lunch will be served (reservations required 660-492-3169). Come join us in the beautifully decorated historic building.
BATES COUNTY SHERIFF’S NEWS RELEASE The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce several employees furthering their education in law enforcement. In January, three employees of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office and one volunteer of the Bates County Sheriff’s Posse, began the process of an eleven month commitment to become certified Police Officers. The training culminated on December 4th with the Graduation of Class 188 of the Missouri Sheriff’s Association Training Academy in Clinton Missouri. The three employees are; Brian Bearce, who currently works at the 911 Director; Jalyn Rosier, who was a Dispatcher/Administrative staff; Jared Denham, who currently works as a Corrections Officer; The Sheriff’s Posse member; Brad Page, who served several years as Posse President and was the Co-Founder of the Sheriffs’ Posse. Brian Bearce will continue to oversee the 911 services in Bates County. Jalyn Rosier accepted a position with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office on November 29th. Jared Denham will continue his position as a Corrections Officer until he can advance to a Deputy position. Brad Page will continue to work full time for KCP&L and will be a part time Deputy as his schedule will allow. “I am extremely proud of these individuals for their dedication to themselves and the community they intend to serve. “ said Sheriff Anderson. “It has been a long road for each of them since they all have full time jobs and attended school during off duty hours. I have watched each of them grow professionally and wish them the best of luck in the future.”
ATTEND ROYALS GAME AND HELP BUTLER BEARS You have the opportunity to help out the Butler Bear Baseball team and attend a great Royals game at a reduced price. Playing in a Major League Baseball stadium is a dream shared by many youngsters. For high school students participating in the 2014 Royals High School Baseball Classic, this provides an opportunity for that dream to become a reality. For the last twelve seasons, the Kansas City Royals have hosted high school baseball teams at this annual event. This year Kauffman Stadium will again host several area high school teams. Our Butler Bear Baseball team has the opportunity to play at Kauffman Stadium on April 14. To be eligible our Baseball Team needs to sell 1000 vouchers. The vouchers are for any 2014 KC Royals Field Plaza Ticket. Regular price for this lower level seat is $34; your price is $16. There are a few blackout dates. Vouchers can be purchased at the high school office or Midwest Lumber. This would make a great Christmas present.
DEADLINE TO PAY TAXES With the end of the 2013 quickly approaching fm92 spoke with Bates County Treasurer Jim Platt regarding the holidays and the December 31st deadline. The treasurer’s office will be closed December 24th and December 25th for Christmas but will be open all day December 31st for you to pay your Bates County personal and property taxes. His office will close at 4:30pm on December 31st. The treasurer’s office also has a metal drop box in front of the License Bureau for your convenience and you will be able to use that drop box only until until midnight December 31st. If you choose to mail your check it must be postmarked December 31st to avoid a penalty. Be safe and take your envelope into the Post Office and give it directly to the person behind the counter and ask them to make sure it’s postmarked December 31st. Many different ways to avoid paying a penalty this year.
DEADLINE TO FILE FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTION The window for filing as candidates for the April 8, 2014 Municipal Election begins on Monday, December 16th. The deadline will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014. This includes candidates for the Bates County Hospital Board, the Butler R-V School Board and all city offices. Candidates must file in the Bates County County Clerk’s office located on the second floor of the Bates County Courthouse. Just remember that you can only file between December 16, 2013 and January 21, 2014. If you have any questions contact Marlene Wainscott, County Clerk at 660-679-3371.
Important Stuff !
Butler Dvd's available for Christmas Gifts Corner Hardware Computer Aisle Adrian Bank/Butler any Lions Club Member $20.00 each or 2 for $30.00
Saint Ludger Germantown Christmas Concert Dec 14th 2 pm Free to the public
Mass Distribution December 21st early due to holiday
Butler Optimist Club Donation Drop off Locations Toys for Tykes Outback Salon Butler Consultec North Orange Street Citizen's Bank/Butler Wal-Mart Butler Sonic Drive in Ohio Street United Methodist Church Dollar Store / Butler ( NEED AT LEAST 40 MORE GIFTS TO MEET GOAL) DEADLINE DECEMBER 19TH 4 PM FOR DELIVERY