The NEWS XPRESS
The NEWS XPRESS
DO THE RIGHT THING...SHOP YOUR HOMETOWN STORES! The NEWS XPRESS R eal joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.—Anon. Butler, Bates County Missouri 64730 Including Vol. 38 Tax No. 50 81¢ December 12, 2008 n16 PAGES [email protected] Thorco not closing The eternal rumor mill, which of late has been running overtime, has switched gears to the local economy, particularly the Thorco plant on Business 71 (Orange Street) south. In response to widespread speculation that the major industry is to shut down operations soon, the answer is a resounding NO! Plant manager Jim McLay made this announcement earlier this week when contacted by the News Xpress. McLay stated production volume is at its usual seasonal drawdown, resulting in some temporary layoffs. He said the plant is now running on two 8-hour shifts instead of 3. “We expect to be running full speed again right after the first of the year,” McLay said. Thorco manufactures wire shelving for major department stores over a wide area. Trial date set for suspect in armed robbery The News Xpress A jury trial has been scheduled for March 3, 4, and 5, 2009 for 37-year-old Gary Coleman of Osecola, Mo., in connection with an armed robbery at the Movie Mart in Butler April 28 of this year, according to the office of Bates County Prosecuting Attorney Hugh Jenkins. Colemam is accused of brandishing a handgun and robbing the store of money at 9:30 p.m. before fleeing the scene. Employees gave authorities a description of the suspect along with clothing he was wearing at the time of the robbery. Later Coleman was stopped on a traffic violation near Rich Hill by Rich Upcoming deadlines for the Dec. 26 edition 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 HHH for the Jan. 2 edition 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29 Chugging along... Satuirday was a fun day at the old Butler High School as the gym was filled with displays of toy trains and antique toys. The attraction was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Top photo, Kaylyn Lofaro, 8, Springfield, assists her grandfather Gary Evans of Butler with one of his many units he set up for the special occasion...while (other photo) Richard Koehler of Butler put his train into action, much of which was from his collection as a boy in Geneva. Neb. —Staff photos. Setting the stage for Fort Toothman state park The News Xpress Coleman Hill officer Jackie Bearce. Bearce, aware of the robbery, searched Coleman’s vehicle, finding items of clothing (including a black ski mask, camouflage jacket and black gloves) that were worn by the suspect. He was arrested and transported to the Bates County Jail. Coleman has been charged with class A felony robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action. He was also charged with receiving stolen property when it was discovered the Glock firearm he used in the robbery was stolen. Report•SEE PAGE 3 Just two months after Butler and Bates County commemorated the Civil War’s skirmish at Island Mound near Butler, state officials and local citizens assembled Tuesday noon for an update connected with the development of the site as a state park. Hosting the informal luncheon-meeting at the Bates County Museum were Presiding Commissioner Donna Gregory, Pam Boatright, Executive Director of the Missouri State Parks Foundation, Doug Eiken, Director, Missouri State Parks and museum curator Nita Thompson and museum marketing director Peggy Buhr. “Are you ready to welcome a large influx of tourist visitors?” Boatright asked, in reminding the group of about 20 that the Island Mound battle is now attracting national attention. History records this was the first military engage- ment of the Civil War in which black Union soldiers were involved—Oct. 29, 1862—approximately seven miles southwest of Butler near the hamlet of Nyhart. The Sept. 26 edition of the News Xpress published the announcement from •SEE PAGE 3 Cook reward upped to $80,000 The News Xpress No official update yet on the Nov. 19 disappearance of 55-year-old David Cook from his farm property at the south edge of Amsterdam, Mo. The Missouri Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug & Crime Control unit has taken over the investigation from the multi-county major case task force. Meanwhile, reward money has risen to $80,000 for in- formation in connection with Cook’s disappearance. Several subpoenas have been processed through the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and reportedly the contents of Cook’s residence has been cleaned out. According to an advertisement in this week’s Xchanger, Cook’s 965 head of cattle are to be dispersed at Mo-KAN Livestock Market at Passaic on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. Former Butler-based state trooper rescues woman from burning vehicle n NOTE: The following story involves Highway Patrol Sgt. Dale O. Jinkens, who at one time was stationed out of the Bates County Zone Office. Sgt. Jinkens is also married to Kristie Davenport Jinkens, daughter of Mark and Joyce Davenport of Butler. HHH Special to the News Xpress On Nov. 22, at approximately 1:22 a.m., Sgt. Dale O. Jinkens, Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop A, Lee’s Summit, was conducting a traffic stop at the top of the ramp from westbound Interstate 70 to Little Blue Parkway. During the course of the stop, Sgt. Jinkens observed, in his rearview mirror, a vehicle fire on Interstate 70 at the bottom of the exit ramp to Little Blue Parkway. Sgt. Jinkens immediately concluded his traffic stop and responded to the scene. When he arrived, Sgt. Jinkens observed a van and trailer engulfed in flames. He contacted Troop A Headquarters and advised them to contact EMS. The fire was the result of a small passenger car having impacted a trailer loaded with a commercial coffee cooker weighing several thousand pounds. The impact of the small passenger car with the trailer caused the tongue of the trailer to puncture and rupture the gas tank of the van. Initially it was unknown if the van was occupied, due to the large amount of smoke and fire. Sgt. Jinkens re-posi- Sgt. Jinkens tioned his patrol car to block westbound traffic, which was driving through the crash scene. At this time, he observed a small passenger car on its top and on fire near the concrete divider. Sgt. Jinkens exited his patrol car, and a bystander at the scene advised him that an unconscious person had been partially ejected from the side window of the small passenger car, and that the person was on fire. Sgt. Jinkens found an unconscious female trapped with her upper body pinned between her vehicle and the median barrier. Sgt. Jinkens used his fire extinguisher to put out some of the fire that was on and around the unconscious female. Sgt. Jinkens, with the aid of two passers-by, pushed the •SEE PAGE 3 2 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 Genealogy notice Bates County Genealogy Club regular meeting Saturday, Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m. at Butler Public Library. Everyone invited. Views from the past... Benefit brunch Zion Lutheran Church of Prairie City will host a benefit brunch Sunday, Dec. 14 from 11 to 1. All proceeds will benefit 4-year-old Kobe Black, son of Brady and Brooke Black and grandson of Kevin and Chelle Black. Kobe has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and his cancer has spread to his thyroid and lymph nodes. There will be a free-will donation with proceeds being matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Red Cross blood drive Butler Church of the Nazarene, Delaware and Nursery, Monday, Dec. 15, 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Career Women notice Bates County Career Women meeting Monday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Flaming Lantern restaurant. Christmas ornament exchange. Virginia UMC Youth Fun Night Friday, Dec. 19, featuring Thunder Struck and Step 7 music group. Adults are welcome. Hot dogs served at 5:30 following Thunder Struck at 6... all at the Virginia United Methodist Church on Highway 52 west. From the desk of the Miami R-1 Superintendent Leonard Tourtillott Let me start by wishing Merry Christmas to everyone out there in Eagle Land and beyond. Yes there are just 16 more shopping days before Christmas at the time of writing this article. If you get the paper on Thursday reduce that number by 3. We had an excellent turnout for the DARE graduation last Monday December 2nd. We heard words of wisdom from Mrs. Cook, Mr. Dorband, Officer Chuck, and the three 6th grade essay winners Devyn Henkle, McKayla Hines, and Caitlin Slattery who read their essays. The guest speaker was the Bates County Prosecuting Attorney Hugh Jenkins. His message was told from a career of experience and he tempered his points with some comedy relief. Upcoming school events include Junior High basketball Thursday night Dec. 11th here with Osceola starting at 5:30 pm, varsity boys and girls basketball Friday Dec. 12 here against Hume (please note this game is at Miami not as I erroneously stated last week “at Hume”), Board of Education meeting Monday Dec. 15 in the FACS room at 7 p.m., WEMO Junior High basketball tournament starts at Drexel Monday Dec. 15, and a cancelation to the varsity boys and girls basketball schedule, the Northeast Vernon County game (here) will not be played on Tuesday Dec. 16. Filing for Miami school board candidates will begin Tuesday Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. We will be registering candidates on all days that school is in session from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Last day of filing is Tuesday, Jan. 20, and for that one day registration will last until 5 p.m. Your school needs good concerned citizens to fill leadership roles as board of education members. I hope you read the School Board Recognition Week news release (Jan. 25-31) sent to the paper authored by MSBA (Missouri School Boards Association). As I stated earlier we started the basketball season with the WEMO Tournament at Midway on Monday, Dec. 1st. The girls lost two games first to Adrian and then to Appleton City. Girls Basketball Coach Brian Wood had this to say, “The season got off to a very inauspicious start in the WEMO Tournament not only losing the game but possibly a player. (She will be re-evaluated on 12/9/08 by her doctor and options will be discussed at that time. It is for sure that she has torn her ACL). The second game was better as the girls played a decent game. They improved in many areas, except field goal percentage- 7 of 66 on the night. They have improved in many areas since we started practicing a month ago. Their endurance is pretty good and given our lack of bench depth it is going to have to continue to get better. We should be competitive with schools of our size, as long as we have no more serious injuries or bouts of illness sweep through the squad. We certainly won’t ever quit during a game, no matter what the score.” The boys lost their first game to Adrian 55-64 but won the next two in the WEMO Conference Tournament at Midway. They beat Osceola 60-50 and Appleton City 63-50 to clinch the Consolation Trophy. So there is my bragging for this week of our basketball team, see you in the gym to cheer on the green. One last thought Friday we will play Hume dressed in Red while we will display the green, well probably white trimmed in green, anyway very festive holiday colors. Christmas IN AREA CHURCHES –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Double Branch Christian Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome and all will receive a sack of candy from our special visitor. Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 6 to 6:30 p.m. Reading of scripture about 6:45. Everyone welcome. Church located on N Highway. From 52 East go about 6 miles to Route N then turn south about 4 miles. From Route B go east about 6 miles to Route N, turn north go about 6 miles. Church located on large curve on north side. Bro. Bill Perkey, Pastor; program directors Beverly Sullins, Donna Kauffman, Emily. Pleasant Gap Christian Church Christmas Eve service 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Walnut Grove Presbyterian Christmas Eve service at 7:30. Bring snacks for fellowship hour; also hats and gloves for the Harold Thomas Center. Amoret Christian Church Chistmas program Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat snd shelter for us in an advanced age; and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.—Anon. Way...w-a-a-a-y back when! Probably one of the oldest photographs of Butler is this view of the Great Western Hotel, Pyle & Wilson’s Drug & Book Store and J.W. Hannaah’s hardware store. In April of 1868, the Butler newspaper noted, “Messrs Pyle and Wilson have removed the drug store from the west side of the square to the building betweem the Great Western Hotel and Hannah’s store on South Main Street, north of Fort Scott Street. This photograph was taken shortly aferwards.—Photo from the collection of Eddie Herrman. n EDITOR’S NOTE: Feedback from our readers indicates the “Views From the Past” is one of the most popular features in the news-Xpress. Again let us emphasize that we solicit photos of events and places in the Bates County area from years gone by. If you have photos of this type from the Bates County area from years gone by that are in reasonably good quality for reproduction, please let us know. Thank you. n With troops for thanksgiving American forces in Afghanistan are performing well, Skelton reports By Ike Skelton 4th Dist. Congressman Over Thanksgiving, I led a bipartisan Congressional delegation on a trip to Afghanistan, with stops in France, Germany, and United Arab Emirates. This visit provided us with the opportunity to meet with U.S. government and military leaders, including David Petraeus, Commander of the U.S. Central Command, and to receive briefings on the current conditions in Afghanistan. But certainly, the highlight of our visit was spending Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Our troops and their families make sacrifices all year long, but the burden of serving in the military can be especially difficult to bear during the holiday season. Although I wish all of our men and women in uniform could be home with their families, it was a privilege for me to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in Afghanistan with our outstanding men and women in uniform. While in Afghanistan, the delegation also saw first-hand how the Missouri National Guard is helping to develop sustainable agribusiness in that country. Through the years, Afghan farmers have found it profitable to grow poppies, which are used to make heroin. The funding from this illicit drug trade has enabled the Taliban and al Qaeda terrorists. Missouri National Guardsmen, many of whom have years of agricultural experience and advanced degrees in agriculture, are showing Afghan farmers how to better use their skills and develop an agricultural economy not based on poppy production. Harnessing and projecting these talents in Afghanistan not only improves life for the Afghan people, it undermines Taliban and al Qaeda terrorists and exposes their ideology of destruction. I have taken a handful of trips to Afghanistan since 2001, and based on my observations and briefings during this visit, I believe there is light at the end of tunnel for this troubled country, despite the long-term challenges that face the people of that country. However, I feel a positive outcome depends upon the willingness of NATO and our international partners to commit additional troops to this effort. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, our country’s focus was on Afghanistan and fighting the terrorists who attacked our country. U.S. and coalition forces quickly were able to remove the Taliban government, which harbored al Qaeda terrorists, but we failed to capitalize on that success. We lost focus on our efforts in Afghanistan after we invaded Iraq. Now segments of the Taliban leadership have regrouped and al Qaeda terrorists continue to find hiding places on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border. The new Administration is assembling an outstanding national security team. In days ahead, I look forward to the opportunity to work with them and with the President to address U.S. policy objectives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the other locations around the world where the U.S. has strategic interests. Our troops are doing amazing things, and in turn, our nation has a responsibility to ensure that our policies match the exceptional quality of their service and sacrifice. Activists using legal system to shut down livestock production By Jerry Harke A number of activist groups long opposed to modern livestock production found it difficult in many states to have animal agriculture simply zoned out of existence. Today, those groups are trotting out new tactics, such as “nuisance” lawsuits and park preservation rulings in pursuit of a common goal of changing the way animal agriculture is practiced in the United States. Two states where activists are on the attack are Missouri and Illinois. Since 2006, anti-animalagriculture activists in Illinois deployed a tactic of filing “nuisance” lawsuits in hopes of shutting down livestock production. In Missouri, a state judge earlier this year handed activists opposed to modern livestock production a huge victory. The judge banned the new construction of indoor livestock operations of a certain size within a 15-mile radius of the historic village of Arrow Rock. A lawsuit was brought by two activist groups against the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for issuing a permit allowing a farmer near Arrow Rock to build facilities to house 4,800 hogs, two miles west of the village. Because the regulatory scheme in many states does not allow local governments to zone agriculture out of existence, many activist groups are angling for any tactic that will work. Right-to-farm statutes in many states allow nuisance claims if the farm is violating a local health and safety ordinance. So, rather than losing a zoning battle, activists enact creative health and safety ordinances that make it impossible to do business. American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman stated early this year that producers should be aware of a national outbreak of warfare on the animal agriculture front. Stallman warned livestock producers that activists are skilled at using emotion to trump fact-based science in an attempt to change the way the livestock industry has operated for years. These groups employ sophisticated, big-money tactics to misinform the uninformed. Fortunately, in the sea of lawsuits, there are some bright lights. In a recent high-profile case in Oklahoma, a federal judge denied a request by the Oklahoma Attorney General for an emergency injunction to stop the spreading of chicken litter in the Illinois River watershed. The judge determined that the evidence did not show that bacteria in the watershed could be traced only to poultry litter. As a result, the judge’s ruling will allow poultry producers to continue the use of best management practices for spreading poultry litter as renewable fertilizer to be used by crops in the Illinois River watershed. A North Dakota court recently struck down a local ordinance in Ramsey County that attempted to enact regulations that would deliberately freeze livestock production out of the county. The North Dakota Farm Bureau fought that battle and the effort paid off. The first thing to remember about this battle is there is no federal jurisdiction over issues involving local ordinances or state nuisance and trespass. That makes it a state-by-state challenge. Efforts by activists may be cloaked as local health, safety and environmental ordinances to protect the public good. On closer examination, many are clearly intended to shut down or drive out livestock production. nJerry Harke is director of issues management for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Quitting Business Sale Total Inventory Liquidation Everything will go! We will sell all tools, building materials, appliances, house parts, office building lot w/ garage. Starts Dec. 10 • Daily Price Reductions Winters Real Estate 204 N. Main • Butler, MO 660-238-5490 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 3 Contestants in Butler’s Holiday Lighting Contest FIRST PLACE: Dennis and Tammy Appleberry, 512 North Main. SECOND: Nick and Chris Hudson, 711 Country Club Drive. THIRD: Tom and Marilyn Swarnes, 816 South High. Honorable Mention Jennifer Johnson, 9 Courtney Drive. Rudi Stevenson, 410 North Havannah. Geneva Hough, 209 West Fort Scott. Others Terry and Candi Agnew, 208 South Birch. Richard Courter, 607 West Clark. David Hopkins 201 Colonial Drive. Ronald Bashor, 710 Country Club Drive. Duane Craig, 1001 Country Club Drive. Mike Parson, 812 Country Club Drive. David and Sandy Etterling, 211 West Dakota. Bob Wayland, 706 North Delaware. Ed and Karla Ball, 700 North Delaware. Rob and Sally Hatten, 311 North Delaware. Ronald C. Smith, 708 North Delaware. Esther Nissen, 6 Fawn Drive. Rosellen Wainscott, 1 Fawn Drive. Clarence Kellogg, 4 Fawn Drive. Wendy Wempler, 302 East Fort Scott. John Thompson, 521 West Fort Scott. Elmer and Tanya Derry, 503 West Fort Scott. Dwayne and Lona Lockard, 408 West Fort Scott. Neil and Sharon McLain, 5 Golfport. John and shannon Barth, 805 North Gregory. Brian and Linda Lile, 206 North Havannah. Teresa Wilson, 404 North High. Terri Norman, 902 South High. Nicole Fischer, 701 North High. Kyle and Penny Smith., 710 Hillcrest. Darrell Fischer, 807 Hillcrest. Arnold and Sherry Hannah, 809 Hillcrest. Morris and Jean Wilbers, 508 Lee. Mike and Patsy McVey, 506 South Main. Jim and Carol Henry, 309 North Main. Terrence and Cindy Wilson, 206 South Main. Brandon Hecox, 706 North Maple. Greg and Karen Berry, 412 South Mechanic. Gayle Stark, 614 West Ohio. Margaret Cook, 603 South Olive. Noel Jukes, 414 South Olive. Shawn and Amy McVey, 3 Overbrook Drive. Floyd Gaston, 706 Parkview. Walter Weight, 604 East Pine. Terry and Kay Davis, 702 Summit. Carol Dodds, 501 Sunset View Drive Claxton and Shanyn Peterson, 207 South Wells. Brian Spitler, 705 North Fulton. •Trooper saves woman FROM FRONT PAGE rear of the overturned vehicle away from the concrete divider creating enough room for him to reach the unconscious female that was still on fire and drag her from the car. Sgt. Jinkens quickly extinguished the fire on the victim’s upper body and then handed her off to others at the scene who then moved her to a safe area away from the burning vehicles. The victim was lifeless and did not appear to be breathing. Several individuals provided assistance to the victim. Those assisting included: Kansas City, Missouri, Police Officer Johnie Wyatt Jr., one unknown male, and two unknown nurses. The female victim later regained consciousness and continued assistance was provided until EMS arrived. Considering the driver’s age, Sgt. Jinkens feared there would be children in the rear of the car. He used what was left of his fire extinguisher and a second fire extinguisher on the fire, and he used a flashlight to search the inside of the passenger car, which, much to his relief, did not contain any passengers. The female victim was transported to Centerpoint Hospital where she was stabilized. She was then transported to the KU Medical Center Burn Unit for treatment of third degree burns and other serious injuries. The driver and passenger of the van were later located sitting in a passenger car near the scene. The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The passenger walked away from the scene. The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to recognize the three unknown individuals who assisted Sgt. Jinkens at the scene. Anyone with information about the identity of those three individuals is asked to call Sgt. Dan Green at 816-622-0800, ext. 273. To request a copy of the in-car video, contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Custodian of Records at 573522-4968. Only 13 shopping days til Chrismas Heavy duty work Butler R-5 7th grader Klayton Adcock, under the direction of Wade Morris of North Central Kansas Career Center, Beloit, Kan., takes his turn at “moving dirt” via an excavator simulator during a session in the heavy equipment operator class Thursday. This was part of the Butler Junior High and Senior High Career Fair during which some 75 business, professional and tradespeople took the role of classroom teacher to explain their line of work and opportunities represented and to answer questions.—Staff photo. •Setting the stage for Fort Toothman park FROM FRONT PAGE Governor Matt Blunt that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources had acquired the historic 40-acre property known as Fort Toothman that adjoined the actual Island Mound battle site which will be developed into a state park. Blunt had requested an appropriation within the state park budget be included for the purchase of this property, and it was approved during the 2008 legislative session. The Department of Natural Resources will work cooperatively with the Bates County Historical Society to interpret the site. And that’s where the State Parks Foundation comes in. Boatright reiterated the Foundation has agreed to engage in a fund-raising effort to raise money for development and interpretation. Boatright’s memo presented to Tuesday’s group noted the development (expected to take about two years) includes acquisition of the Toothman acreage—$100,000 as part of phase 1, which of course has already been accomplished, This will be followed by archeology and Research—$80,000; phase 1 site development (estimate)—$500,000 plus parking, road improvements, trails, interpretive signing, road signing, and fencing— total $680,000. Phase 2 involves additional acquisition and development (estimated) i.e. 200 acres acquisition, $500,000; road improvements, $150,000; visitor center, $1,500,000; exhibits $600,000 ($4,000); maintenance of facility, •Coleman FROM FRONT PAGE edly the money taken in the robbery was recovered. At a recent supression hearing, the judge ruled in favor of the prosecution which led to setting the dates for Coleman’s upcoming trial. He has been free on bond pending further court action. The News Xpress has the largest volume of classified and legal advertising in all of Bates County! $325,000; staff housing, $255,000; utilities, electric/water/ sewer, $250,000. Phase 2 total, $2,720,000; contingency, $335,000; total (estimated), $3,775.000. **** Boatright said volunteers are solicited across the state and particularly from local input to act as a steering committee to work with the Foundation. She distributed a signup sheet among the group. Once the project is completed the committee is disbanded. The Foundation is committed to partner with the State Park System with a mission to create and sustain an outstanding collection of scenic parks and recreation areas and to preserve and protect significant environment areas and historic and cultural sites. The Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that was incorporated in 2001 with offices in Jefferson City. Boatright emphasized the Island Mound preservation is a singular top priority of the Foundation at this time. The Missouri State Parks Foundation operates under the provisions of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Your donation to the Foundation may be all or partially tax exempt. Consult your personal tax advisor regarding any tax deduction. For further information contact: Missouri State Parks Foundation P.O. Box 1315 Jefferson City, Mo. 65102 Telephone 573-659-3511 n No Snow in Kalamazoo Global warming Christmas Sherwin Linton, a well known and Hall of Fame recording artist from Minneapolis, Minn., has released a new Christmas song, written and produced by local writer Glenn Dykstra of rural Butler. Linton’s publishing label “Black Gold Records,” has had other million sellers in the country field. Linton tours the USA with his band, The Cotton Kings and is known for his Johnny Cash style and usually opens his show by saying, “Hello, I’m not Johnny Cash.” Linton picked up the song after reviewing winning entries in a Nashville Christmas song competition in 2007. Author and writer Dykstra entered two songs last year under the subject of Global Warming Christmas and are called “No Snow in Kalamazoo and Dear Santa.” Linton has distributed “No Snow in Kalamazoo” to over 550 radio stations in Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin, South and North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. Unfortunately, Missouri is a bit out of his touring area, so local listeners may only catch it on the Butler town square PA system, or on Butler radio KMAM/KMOE. Station manager melody states the record will be played periodically. Actually, the lyric is the product of a children’s Christmas book by Dykstra, that was illustrated by the famous Butler artist Marty Mitchell “Martino” and can be purchased at Sandy’s Herbs and Spices store just off the square. Both Christmas songs are included the original Nashville rendion CD attached. if one would tion, you may call 660-679like a “home made” copy of 0806. Chaney completes basic training at Fort Jackson Army Pvt. Calen Chaney has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Pvt. Chaney is the son of Bobby Thomas, South Broadway, Butler, and a 2008 graduate of Butler High School. Tact is the ability to build a fire under people without making their blood boil.—Anon. 4 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 SOCIAL SCENE/PEOPLE Weddings... T he News Xpress is proud to feature recipes from the Butler Ohio Street United Methodist Church cookbook which was published in connection with the church’s 100th anniversary. We are sure you will enjoy these recipes. **** POT ROAST ALLA LOMBARDO n Pamela Seider 1 (3 to 4 lb.) bottom round, rump, or chuck roast salt and pepper 2 Tbsp. oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium onion, sliced 1 jar store-bought or homemade Italian tomato sauce Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. brown on all sides in oil (I prefer olive oil). Add garlic and onion; brown lightly. Pour off excess oil. Add sauce and simmer, covered, for 2 1/2 hours, until tender. Serves 6 to 8. **** HEARTLAND LOAVES n Joan Garrison 2 c. boiling water 1/2 c. corn meal 1/3 c. brown sugar, firmly packed 2 tsp. salt 2 pkg. dry yeast 1/2 c. warm water (105˚to 115˚) 1/4 c. vegetable oil 3/4 c. whole wheat flour 1/2 c. rye flour 4 1/2 to 5 c. all-purpose flour Combine first 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; cool to 105˚ to 115˚. Dissolve yeast in warm water; let stand 5 minutes. Stir yeast mixture and oil into corn meal mixture. Add wheat and rye flours, stirring well. Gradually add enough all-purpose flour to make stiff dough. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes). Place in a well greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85˚), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down and divide in half; shape each portion into a loaf. Place in two well greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans., Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 30 to 40 minutes or until doubled in bulk. bake at 350˚ for 45 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Cover with aluminum foil the last 15 minutes of baking, if necessary, to prevent excessive browning. Remove loaves from pan and let cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves. **** EASY CHEESE BALL n Pamela Seider 2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese 1 small can crushed pineapple, well drained 1/4 c. finely chopped green or red pepper 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion 1 Tbsp. Lawry’s seasoned salt Allow cheese to warm to room temperature until softened. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate until firm. Roll in chopped pecans (may add some nuts into cheese if desired). Refrigerate. Serve chilled on plate with crackers. **** ONION VEGETABLE DIP n Margie Siegismund 2/3 c. sour cream 2/3 c. mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes 1 tsp. dill weed 1 tsp. seasoned salt 1 tsp. Bon Appetit 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion chips Mix together and chill. **** PIE CRUST (1950 recipe) n Ethel Houghton 2 cupfuls flour 1/2 cupful Crisco (good half) 1 egg 1 Tbsp. lemon juice Sufficient cold water to hold mixture together 3/4 tsp. salt Sift flour and salt in pan. Flour blade of knife and chop Crisco into flour, being careful to keep flour between blade of knife and Crisco. When mixture looks like meal, add gradually egg, well beaten and mixed with lemon juice. Roll pastry into ball with knife. Flavor will be improved if allowed to stand in cool place for 1 hour. Bake in hot oven. Makes 2 pies. **** Joseph who has just celebrated her 108th birthday. She is the oldest member in Missouri and probably the nation. An exchange of E-mail addresses was conducted helping both long time and new members keep in touch. Considerable time was spent completing answers on the end of the year reports that detail activities by the chapters. It is for statistical purposes by the National Society DAR. Chaplain Barbara led the service installing three new members. They are Mary Smith from Butler and Linda Barr and Maggie Roberts from Adrian. Goldie Saathoff at Adrian will host the next meeting on Jan. 12.–Reported. GOP ends 2008 with a birthday party for Barney Around Bates County... •Reports of social gatherings, club meetings, events of interest Fine Arts League elects officers at December meeting The Bates County Fine Arts League members met at the Flaming Lantern restaurant on Dec. 2 for their Christmas party and meeting. President Lin Bartley said prayer and then led us in the Pledge to the American Flag. After roll call, the minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Treasurer’s report was read, approved and filed for audit. The treasurer gave a report on the expenses for the art show. The nominating committee presented the following slate of officers for 2009. President, Lin Bartley; 1st vice president, Bonnie Austin; 2nd vice president, Norma McClelland; secretary, Gerry Ketron; treasurer, Carmen Mashek. Helen Hill made the motion we accept this slate by acclamation, seconded by Gary Russell. Motion passed. It was decided to have a paint day on Wednesday, Jan. 7. After lunch the Christmas gifts were drawn for and the group played dirty Bingo.–Reported. Strategies of weight loss TOPS Club program At the December 4 meeting our local TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) club honored our biggest loser and runner up for the month of November. Awards were given out to two members that have lost over 10 pounds. We were honored to have Dr. Robert Hatten, D.C., a local chiropractor and acupuncturist. His education is from Logan College and Cleveland College. He holds a position Nationally with the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing board and with the Council on chiropractic Education. He addressed us on the subject of weight loss strategies. That encouragement was given to be more active could be expected, but specific advice was actually surprising. Members were advised there was no rule against watching TV while standing and taking exercise, a simple enough concept, but one that would shake off dusty routines. Walking was also touted for its benefits, including its ease of getting into the practice of at little difficulty, winter walking included - granted proper attire. On a more medical note, the precise definitions of overweight and obese were discussed, as were some of the body’s physical processes and how they can tend to malfunction leading to or because of obesity. A cascade effect leading through high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease was presented in some detail along with the good news that most of us can do things to arrest its progression. Small steps taken daily are the key ones we know well already...eating in moderation and exercise. We thank Dr. Rob Hatten for his time and open, friendly demeanor. A doctor’s insights are usually not so informally given and hold true value in our endeavor to become fitter versions of ourselves. Persons wishing to have more information regarding the TOPS Club may contact Barb Fassler at 660-679-5369 or join us at our meetings held in the Piano Room at Medicalodge of butler, Nursery and Main, on Thursday evenings starting at 6:15. The TOPS Club welcomes you to inquire, learn, and lose in a casual, fun setting. Together we can do it, a pound at a time. (By the ounce is fine too!)–Reported. DAR sponsoring American History essay contest The Bates County Republicans met Thursday evening, Dec. 4 at the Butler Senior Center. The evening focused on showing our appreciation to our Nov. 4 incumbents and candidates and a surprise birthday party for our 125th District State Representative, Barney Fisher. Chairman Winifred Gaston welcomed the enthusiastic crowd and Barbara Burch offered the table prayer before our bountiful pot-blessing meal. Everyone enjoyed birthday cake and ice cream for the dessert. After the meal, the invocation was given by Norvella McMurphy and Ileen Miller led us in reciting the Pledge to the flag. The October minutes were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was read and filed for audit. Mary Fisher entertained us with beautiful Christmas music, both secular and sacred, and the audience enjoyed singing with her. Thank you, Mary, for helping us get in the Christmas spirit. Both Representative Fisher and Northern Commissioner Randy Pike gave reports on their respective duties in 2009, and they expressed their appreciation to everyone for the time and effort given during the 2008 election year. They asked for our continued support and prayer. Chairman Gaston announced there will be a Lincoln Day meeting in February or March of 2009 and if any lady would be interested in hosting a brunch in her home, please let Winifred know. She thanked all who helped prepare and who brought food for the meeting. A get well card was signed for blanche Cumpton and our prayers are also lifted up for Harold and Shirley Kershner’s son. We all wish Barney many more “Happy Birthdays.” God bless America in 2009.–Reported. Harmony Mission Chapter met Monday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bailey House Banquet Hall in Appleton City. Eleven members enjoyed a lovely luncheon served by Joyce Brown and Denise Munsterman. Following lunch, the business meeting was called to order by Regent Suzanne Dudley. Chaplain Barbara Burch assisted the regent in the opening ritual. Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Maggie Roberts led the Americans Creed. Graze Bartz presented the National Defense Report. Minutes of the November meeting were read and approved. Treasurer reported that all dues and obligations have been paid. Some discussion was held concerning our scholarship funds that are tied to the stock market. Hopefully we will be able to continue providing scholarships to deserving students well into the future. The treasurer was directed to order a Past Regents pin for retiring regent Betty Smith as a thank you gift as has become tradition of the chapter. American History essay chairman reported that the deadline for essays is Jan. 4. Judges from outside the chapter have been selected and participation is reported to be good. Registrar reported that we now have 24 full members and 5 associate members. Certification for voting delegates to MSDAR State conference was signed. Open house at Roslyn Heights, DAR State Headquarters in Booneville runs from Dec. 6 through 13. The house For top quality commercial is beautifully decorated for the holidays and is open to the pub- printing, see us at X-Pert Printlic. Belated birthday wishes are ing, c/o Xchanger-Xpress office. being sent to a member from St. Phone 679-6126 or 679-6127. Giacone-Kirkland Jill Giacone, daughter of John and Joyce Giacone of Belton, Mo. and Aaron Kirkland, son of David and Lori Kirkland, were united in marriage on March 24, 2008. Jill is a 2001 graduate of Belton High School and a 2005 graduate of Missouri State University. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May. She currently teaches kindergarten in the Grandview School District. Aaron is a 2000 graduate of Belton High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May. He began his legal career with Shook Hardy and Bacon L.L.P. in September. The couple exchanged vows on Makena Surf Beach in Maui, Hawaii, John and Joyce Giacone, David and Lori Kirkland, Josh and Liz Giacone, Jared Giacone and Scott Kirkland attended the ceremony. Jill and Aaron celebrated with their families at Tommy Bahama’s restaurant in Wailea, Maui after the weddng. To celebrate the marriage with friends and family, the couple held a reception on May 17 at Boulevard Brewing Company’s Muehlebach Suite in Kansas City. The happy couple resides in the Waldo area of Kansas City. Jill is the granddaughter of Ben Giacone of Butler, Mo and Orville Diehl of Rich Hill, Mo. James Alexander Wells Jon and Kim Wells of Butler, with big brother Logan, are happy to announce the birth of James Alexander Wells on Nov. 11, 2008. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20-1/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are David and Karen Keen of Butler. Paternal grandparents are the late Jim Wells and the late Joyce Wells and Alvina Wells of Butler. Chloe Ann Newsome Newsome of Adrian. Maternal great-grandparents are Betty Tenholder and Ruth Ann Grizzell, both of Butler. Paternal great-grandparents are Dale and Sharon Kierstein, Wheat Ridge, Colo., Mari Kierstein, Adrian and Charles and Mildred Newsome of Grandview. Total combination coverage Shawn and Delaina Newsin the Xchanger and newsome are pleased to an- Xpress---nearly 21,000! nounce the birth of their daughter Chloe Ann on Oct. 7, 2008. Chloe weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 18-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Lisa Tenholder of Butler and paternal grandparents are Ken and Julie SOCIAL SCENE/PEOPLE News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 5 Hosts of the Junior class Homes Tour Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 400 block of East Pine Street, organized in 1868 and present building constructed in 1897. From left: Eldon Allen, Pastor and host committee Pat Jacobs and Carolyn Brown. July 28, 2008, Brooks Chapel AMR Church, 400 block of East Pine Street celebrated its 137th anniversary. The pastor is Juli Whitney (center) shown with host committee Doncella Wright Liggins (left) and Mildred Wright.—Staff photos. Jimmie and Thomi Herrell in their new four bedroom, three bathroom, brick ranch style home southeast of Butler. Donna Porter who with husband Alan in dining room of their home on Business 71 north. Zion Lutheran on caroling tour The old flu bug has been messing with me. Sunday fever and the whole good stuff arrived to make it a wonderful night for sleeping. Monday the old school marm just couldn’t make it into work. Thankfully Aylesa Rapp came to my rescue. I hope this is short lived. Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid met on Wednesday Dec. 3. The meeting was called to order by Diane Wohlgemuth. Roll call was answered by eight members. Two guests were welcomed, Shirley Ruth Robin Ward and her husband Jeff live at 202 West Lee St., the home they purchased Fischer and Linda Lee. The from her grandparents, the late Floyd and Lois Bollinger. secretary and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. The election of officers was made short business by keeptonville, Ark. and Kelly Gabriel’s parents Jimmy and ing the ones from last year. Deems of Blue Springs spent Melissa Nissen went to the Historian: Leanna Fischer, Lithe weekend in the home of dinner theater in Kansas City. brarian: Paulette Rapp, FunerLinferd and Judith Klassen, their parents, Pete and Jean Christopher, Anna, Brendan, Van Horn. Jim Damon visited Howard, Hunter and Gabriel Nissen Caleb, Emily and tiara, Philip Thomas and Dianna Silvers John and Ronnie Hobson Friattended church Sunday morn- and Karla Decker, Marissa went to Liberty First Christian day afternoon. and Zachery and Justin and Skip and Jan Heckadon vis- ing at First Baptist Church in Tommi Decker were dinner Church, Disciples of Christ Butler with their grandparents, Sunday morning and heard ited Howard, John and Ronnie Ron and Gay Nissen and spent guests Sunday in the home of Matthew Silvers preach. Matthew Hobson Friday evening. Leon and Sue Decker. EveryAngela Van Horn of Ben- the day with them. Hunter and one helped Leon celebrate his is youth minister there. Sunday evening the First birthday. Christian Church Elders and Doris Null and Paul Raps their spouses enjoyed a Christattended church at Double mas party. Ray and Ina Mae Branch Christian Church Sun- Thomas attended. day morning. Doris and Paul Roy and Wanda Fleischer met Maurice and Pat Higginbottom were dinner guests of Fred at the Flaming Lantern restau- and Kelly Hunt and Brooke rant for lunch. That afternoon DuBray Sunday evening at St. the named above visited Paul Matthews Lutheran Church in his home. Ray and Ina Mae Advent dinner. Elders, spouses, Christmas party Happy 80th Birthday to Junior Mullen 12-12-1928 Thank you for all your hard work and good times over the years caring for us. We love you. Your Wife Norma and Son John We want to thank all those who sent cards & made calls in recognition of our 50th wedding anniversary. It meant so much to us. We also want to thank our wonderful children, Doug Vogt & Linda Smith for making it such a special day. Thank you again. Eugene & Lona Vogt al: Diane Wohlgemuth, Terry Heiman, and Shirley Ruth Fischer, Banners: Diane Wohlgemuth and Sally Bauer, Altar: Venita Rapp, Sharon Rapp, Denise O’Farrell, Helen Paur. A thank you was received from Luke Walters thanking the Aid for their adoption. A motion was made to send the seminary family $50 for Christmas. A motion was made to send a Christian Love Offering and a Quilt to Esther Shouse who lost her home by fire. A motion was made and seconded to give the shut-ins gifts for Christmas. The meeting adjourned by praying the Lord’s Prayer. The January food committee is Terry Heiman and Sally Bauer. Following the morning meeting the Ladies had a Christmas Party. The Rich Hill Memorial Library held its monthly book club meeting on Thursday night. Those attending were: Wayne Jake Knowles, Kim Taft, Sharon Tourtillott, Rhonda Cooper, Joe McDaniels, Miss Ferguson, Becky Robb, Janet Dale, Paulette Rapp, Katie Bell Abend, Randy and Ellen Bell, Dixie Glynn. A wonderful discussion over the great Christmas Book, “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote was enjoyed by everyone. Christmas cookies and punch were served for the Christmas holidays. The next meeting we will read The Painted House by John Grisham. Everyone welcome. The Appleton City Homes Tour brought people from far and wide to enjoy some beautiful homes. The Hudson Hustlers 4-H group served a baked potato bar at the Park Building in Appleton City before the homes tour. It would be very hard to pick out your favorite home. They were all so beautiful. The little Presbyterian Church on 52 Highway was very nice also. It was a nice day out. Word has it that Johanna Saeger, one time Prairie City resident, has had her first baby, a little girl named Joella. Hopefully more news on this little blessing will be available soon. Congratulations to Bob and Cindy Saeger the new first time grandparents as well as Johanna and husband. Zion Lutheran School went Christmas caroling on Friday. Those listening to our merry songs were: Norvin and Ruby Schenker, Marvin and Velda Jagels, Donald and Leanna Fischer, Bill and Delores Bracher, Byron Mott, Seider One Stop, Lillian Fricke, Granny’s Cafe, Security Bank of Rockville, Rockville Post Office, Bernice Mott, Heiman Inc. Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Adelaide Schellman, Alfred Fischer, Ruth Rapp, Betty Klinksick, Laura Rapp. We all enjoyed lunch at the Blue Inn in Appleton City. Thanks to all of the parents who drove. Happy Birthday to Amanda Floyd, Martin Rahmier, Naomi Marquardt, Connie Mott, Kent Fischer, Darla Jo Marquardt. Happy Anniversary to Arnold and Naomi Marquardt, and Tim and Lori Rapp. Nathan Rapp spent from Thursday through Saturday with Paul and Paulette Rapp. Nathan showed a power point presentation on Architecture at the Butler High School on Friday for their Career Day. It was a very interesting day at the high school with many presenters from different fields of work. The Rich Hill Tigers won third place in the Cass Midway Tournament this past week. They will play Montrose and Ballard this week. Go Tigers! IMPORTANT NUMBERS Fire, Police Emergencies (city limits Butler only 911) H Police, 679-6131 TIPS Hotline, 200-2000 Sheriff, 679-3232 Fire Dept., 679-3456 Ambulance, 200-7070 Hospital, 200-7000 news-Xpress, 679-6127 6 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 Obituaries Obituaries should be submitted through the funeral home. Independent submissions must be accompanied by a published obituary or a death certificate. Photos at an additional charge. The deadline for the news-Xpress is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Glennis Downey Glennis Lynn Downey, age 70 of Adrian, Mo., went to join his Saviour Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at his home in Adrian. He was the youngest of five born in Sheridan, Wyo. at his Aunt Agnus’s home on May 31, 1938 to Ralph Fremont and Opal Wuanita Kelley Downey. When Glennis was an infant, his family moved to Adrian, Mo. and lived near his grandmother Molly Ann Claypool. As a young boy he attended three rural elementary schools, Silverdale, Burdette and Edgewood. When Glennis was age 9, his family moved to Buckeye, Ariz. After one year they moved to Eugene, Ore., where they worked in apple orchards and strawberry fields. Later they moved to Washington state to work the boysenberry fields, then returned to Adrian in 1948. Glennis graduated in 1957 from Adrian High School. He excelled as an athlete throughout high school, playing football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and track, and held Adrian’s record in shot put for many years. He had a good ear for string music and enjoyed playing guitar, banjo, and mandolin. While growing up, he, his parents and siblings had a band and were well known in the area for entertaining with their musical talents. They were very active in the community and could be found playing for many events including rural school box suppers and music contests. On Jan. 18, 1958, he was united in marriage to Opal Bernece Farrell in butler, Mo. to this union three children were born: Randy Ray, Rayland Johnathon and Renae DeAnn. Glennis and Opal celebrated their 50th wed- Melissa Entriken had surgery the 19th at NRMC. The Red Cross brought Josh back from Afghanistan so he could be here for the surgery on the 25th. He brought her to Nevada to get the staples out. Then Marilyn Entriken went to lunch with Melissa and Josh at Casa. After lunch they went to Marilyn’s house and looked at photo albums, Josh really enjoyed some of the pictures of his dad and uncles as they were growing up. He had to fly out on Thanksgiving day and the war goes on. Scott fox from Nevada stopped to see Tex McKinley ding anniversary in January 2008, with the help of family and friends in the new Adrian Optimist Building. Glennis worked in construction, then spent 25 years farming, and 25 years over-the-road trucking. He enjoyed watching football, baseball, and John Wayne movies. He also enjoyed fishing, and a highlight of every year was deer hunting with family and friends. There are many stories that could be told of these adventures. He had great joy in watching his grandson Dylanjer play sports. These past five years he would attend every practice and game that he could, for Dylan. He had a gregarious personality and loved to socialize with family and friends and one-time acquaintances he met over the road. Glennis was a rock of a man with a heart of gold. He was smiling until the very end. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Adrian Restoration Branch. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dick Downey, sister Betty Waits, a niece Wuanita Mendoza and sister-in-law Mrs. Bob Downey. He is survived by his wife Opal of the home; children Randy and Connie Downey of Independence, Mo., Rayland and Stefanie Downey of Adrian, Mo., Dan and Renae Edson of Blue Springs, Mo., a sister June Davidson of Boonville, Mo. and family, a brother Bob Downey of Hermitage, Mo. and family, grandchildren Melinda, Melanie, Benjamin, Maranda, Jordan, Brittany, Dylanjer, Jacob, Justin, Emily, and Daniel, five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, extended family Shelly Davidson Kopszywa, Shara Williams and countless friends. Glennis will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. His legacy will live on in his family. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Atkinson funeral Home in Adrian, Mo., with elder Mike Stephenson officiating. Casket bearers: Jacob Edson, Justin Edson, Dan Edson, Dylanjer Downey, Jordan Downey, Bill Waits, Jared Hawley, James Coney, Honorary casket bearers, Larry Jilek, LaVerne Welch. Sunday. Good to see an old friend. Marilyn Entriken spent Thanksgiving day at her sons house Jim and wife, Peggy Entriken and son Alec. Jim got out his Iraq memorabilia and showed a film he had made in Iraq. Marilyn read part of the diary he kept while there. It was very interesting. We were able to talk with Ashly’s in California and Andy in Iraq. He just got the CARE package Marilyn had sent him two weeks ago. If you’re going to Rich Hill or Nevada and you are onehalf way in between look to the west. If you are lucky and don’t blink your eyes, you just might see our Christmas lights. Miami R-1 school menus Monday, Dec. 15: Breakfast: Ham, egg, cheese bar, milk. Lunch: Sloppy joe, chips, beans, pudding, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 16: Breakfast: Eggs and toast, milk. Lunch: Turkey, mashed potatoes, roll, corn, stuffing, ice cream, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 17: Breakfast: French toast, milk. Lunch: Cheeseburger, French fries, beans, pickles, fruit, milk. Thursday, Dec. 18: Breakfast: Biscuit and gravy, milk. Lunch: Pizza, corn, lettuce, cinnamon roll, milk. Friday, Dec. 19: Breakfast: Cereal, milk. Lunch: Ham sandwich, chips, pickle, beans, fruit snack, milk. Backpackers five Elks Hoop Shoot winners Bates County Elks Lodge hosted its annual Hoop Shoot contest Saturday morning at the Butler Elementary School. Pictured are winners: Girls 8-9, 1st Claire Sutton; boys 8-9, 1st Payten Shearer, 2nd Trevor Leach; girls 10-11,1st Cheyanne Mullenix; boys 10-11, Blaine Robb; 2nd Zach Burch; girls 12-13, 1st Audrey Collins, 2nd Natalie Collins; boys 12-13, Geoffrey Algiere.—Submitted. Mission starts building fund What a Sunday morning we experienced at worship service Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Virginia Mission Church in Virginia. Thank you God for sending so many children this morning. This is where they need to be. Counting moms, dads, aunts, uncles, cousin we had about 5 to 6 chairs empty. Time to order more chairs so we can fill them also. This was a welcome blessing. Today is Dec. 7, the anniversary of the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor. Quite an infamous day in history. Thank God he was with us. We have started preparations for the anniversary of the birthday of Christ the real son of God and the savior of mankind. Dec. 14: 12 noon or soon after, Christmas dinner after morning services. Come join us to celebrate Christ’s birth. Bring a dessert or a casserole and come on in. Dec. 20: We will fill plates at the Mission to be taken to shut-ins here in our community. If you want to help contact Pat at 679-4751. Sunday evening we, the Myers family, attended a Christmas play at a church in Adrian. We were in for a enjoyable time and fellowship time after the play. We met many old friends, enjoyed seeing them once more. We met 8-12 Little Angels this evening, as sweet a bunch as you would meet in heaven. Chip came out and helped his father replace a broken storm window and do a little painting. It got so cold we had to stop after a few hours. But we got done what was needed. I am in need of Best Choice UPC Labels. We use them to fund outreach ministries such as books, pencils, etc. for kids in our community. So help us out. Save these and put them to good use. We hope to start a church building fund someday soon. We are slowly getting there. With every ones help we can Butler’s Pursestring Investment Club members put together childrens’ backpacks for Family Services. From left: Sharon Jones, Debbie Norman, Mary Mae Lewis, Tena Wiltshire, Pam Jennings.—Submitted. reach our goal in less time. Satan has been working on our planet persecuting certain people who are doing God’s work, with God’s protection they shall over come. Pray with and for them. Specials for Sunday: Mission Trio, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!; Whitey Taylor and daughter Ruthie, reading “Let there be peace on earth”; Ruthie, piano, Give me faith; Zelda, church humor, “Lot’s Wife”; Dianna Beatty, Pearl Harbor Anniversary, Dec. 7, 1941; sermon: “Christ makes Christmas Real” Joy to the World! Our joys, Beth is recovering slow but sure. Ronnie is starting to get some rest. David Cook, we are expecting him to return soon and prayer list includes David Cook, Mary Barnhill, Jill, Cheryl McKee, Chip, Melonie, Little Kobe Black, Paul Postal, Carol Goforth, Stacey Thomas and family, Curtis Smith, Pat and Warren, Mary Schubert, every unspoken prayer, our youth, armed forces, our leaders, our nation. God bless us, each and every one. Still collecting for Food Pantry Christian Church Dec. 7, Amoret Church had 66 in attendance. “Happy Anniversary” was sung to Kevin and Chelle Black, 28 years, and to Bro. Dave and Jennifer Rizer, three years. Many happy returns to all. Today at 3 p.m. plates will go out to shut ins. I’m sure they’ll enjoy them. Dec. 14 Scott Springer will be here for morning service. Our Christmas program will be that evening at 6. Everyone has worked very hard and put in many hours of practice. It is always wonderful. We are grateful for all the work our volunteers and our youth gave for this event. Come and enjoy it. Celebrate. We have a young mother Dona Gaston who attend our Sunday service and lugs a baby son with her. The part that touches and amazes me is she’s due any day, actually not due for a couple of weeks. She has had contractions but she bravely carries on. Please pray for all to go well with her and husband Steven as they await the birth of their baby daughter. She comes from Drexel. We are still collecting for the Food Pantry. We ask for canned goods, dry goods, and even toiletries. If you can spare anything, it will be greatly appreciated. It’s reaching out to help one in need. Many are out of work and struggling to make ends meet. There was to be a men’s board meeting at 3 p.m. today. From now on the first Sunday at 6 p.m. will be future meetings. The church will plan a New Year’s party, Dec. 31, 7-10 p.m. at church. Parents are invited. Blessings are as follows: Avanell Booth is doing well. Eating and walking around a bit; Julie Bitner’s mom also is doing well, she has come a long way as she was pretty sick a week ago. Prayer is powerful. Kobe Black goes on Monday for tests. Thursday he’ll have surgery. This is a hard one and please God be at Kobe’s side. Bless and guide the hands that operate and care for him. My heart aches for him and his family but I have faith in God, He will take care of Kobe. Our granddaughter, Jennifer Garret, is in lots of pain due to swelling. The surgery is on hold. We keep her on Avoid baggage fees: the prayer list and know god will handle her needs. We still have a long prayer list. Twila Finfrock who I talked to during the week. She sounds good but she’s still weak. Joan Luttrell is recovering from cataract surgery. Pat Lawrence, Ralph Masoner, who will get his cast off the end of the month. All those who are doing well still need prayer. Pray for all travelers and the needy and the lost and helpless. This is a special time of the year. Jesus is the reason for the season. When I put up my nativity set, I can feel the spirit of Christmas. Our dear friend and, we feel a family member, has been to Illinois to visit Kirby’s oldest son and his family. She brought us gifts from them and she came by on Monday. Dorothy Eft is very special to us. We also had a visit from Randy’s mom as she had to get her ornaments for the graves in Virginia. Kirby had kept them here. She stays busy and is enjoying her new place of residence. Be sure you check on a hut-in, or one who may need a helping hand. Please buckle up, lots of people out on the roads a busy time of year. Be safe. Till we meet again, may god richly bless you, each and everyone.–Lorrie John What not to pack SPM Wire • With many airlines now charging fliers for a single checked bag, travelers are striving to pack more efficiently and only travel with carry-ons or as little luggage as possible. According to the experts at IndependentTraveler.com there are several ways to achieve this goal: • Rethink Wardrobe: Stick to essentials. Choose clothes in neutral colors that can be mixed and matched, and pack a travel-size packet of laundry detergent to wash clothes while traveling. Bring no more than two pairs of shoes: one to be packed and one to be worn on the plane. • Simplify Beauty Regimens: Don’t lug an army of beauty products. Instead, use hotel toiletries or pack products with multiple uses, such as a moisturizer with SPF or a combination shampoo/conditioner. 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Often when you notify the Postal Service only, packing list at Independent- there is a delay of four weeks Traveler.com/packing, featur- or more before we are advised ing more than 100 commonly of your new address, a period packed items. when you will not likely be Notice subscribers receiving your paper. FARM FRONT News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 7 Mo-Kan’s Hertzog runner-up in national auctioneer championship K Matt Lowery, 2008 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion (left) with Jim Hertzog in action at the Dec. 4 calves and feeder cattle auction at MO-KAN Livestock Market, Inc., where Hertzog is co-owner. During the sale, which started at 11 a.m. and continued until about 10:30 p.m., nearly 2,400 head were moved. Lowery, of Burwell, Neb., won the world championship of his profession in June in Worthing, S.D. The contest, now in its 45th year, is sponsored by Livestock Marketing Association. LMA is the natioal trade association for progressive businesses like MO-KAN. During his year as world champion, Lowery is traveling across the country for LMA, appearing at markets and other events. That’s in addition to regularly selling cattle at Markets in Burwell and Valentine, Neb. This year marked the ninth time Lowery entered the WLAC. He won second place twice, third place once, and said being named world champion “fulfilled a lifetime dream for me.”—Staff photo. Dormant trees are prime for pruning Champaign, Ill. • Winter brings snow, ice, and frigid temperatures, but it also brings the perfect conditions for pruning most non-flowering trees. In winter, trees go into their dormant season. Cooler weather causes leaves to fall to the ground, making the tree’s branch structures easier to see. With trees free from leaves, it is the –––––––––––– WEATHER (National Weather Service) Friday: Partly cloudy; high 45/ low 35; prec. 10%. Saturday: Partly cloudy/wind; high 57/low 46; prec. 10%. Sunday: Few showers/wind; high 62/low 22; prec. 30%. Monday: Few snow showers; high 32/low 18; prec. 30%. Tuesday: Partly cloudy; high 37/low 24; prec. 10%. Wednesday: Cloudy; high 42/ low 29; prec. 10%. Thursday: AM clouds/PM sun; high 36/low 26; Prec. 10%. ideal situation to spot broken or damaged branches that could easily snap under the pressure of snow and ice in the winter months. Deciding what and where to prune involves an understanding of basic tree biology, sharp tools, and an artful eye. Where you make the cut is as important as knowing what to remove. There are a few simple principles to understand before you prune: Always have a purpose in mind before you cut. Removing dead or diseased wood, providing clearance, or improving structure are most common. Proper technique is essential. Poor pruning technique can cause long-term damage. Learn how to make proper cuts. Small cuts do less damage to the tree than large cuts. Unlike people, tree wounds do not heal, they close. Smaller cuts close quicker. Make cuts just outside the branch collar for quick wound closure. Avoid leaving stubs. Keep tools sharp and clean. “Proper pruning can be an important part of tree health maintenance,” said Jim Skiera, Executive Director of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). “Just be aware that each tree is different, and pruning at the wrong time or the wrong way can injure a tree or make it susceptible to disease.” If pruning your tree cannot be done without using power equipment or leaving the ground, then it should be left to a professional arborist. You can find more tips on how to prune trees, or how to find a Certified Arborist in your area at http://www.treesaregood. com. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), headquartered in Champaign, Ill., is a nonprofit organization supporting tree care research and education around the world. As part of ISA’s dedication to the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees, it offers the only internationally-recognized certification program in the industry. For more information on ISA and Certified Arborists, visit www.isa-arbor.com Here’s how to save money on fertilizer Blue Springs, Mo. • Despite soaring input costs, farmers should not give in to the temptation to skimp on fertilizer, said a University of Missouri Extension specialist. “The truth is that farmers can’t afford not to adequately fertilize their soils,” said Travis Harper, MU Extension West Central Region agronomy specialist. “Most farmers know this but still look for ways to cut corners to save on their fertilizer bills.” Harper said cutting corners on fertilizer could be risky, but there are a few simple things farmers can do to effectively limit fertilizer expenses: • Know what your crop needs. All crops need the same nutrients, but they need different levels of these nutrients at different times in the growing season. For example, wheat needs substantial levels of phosphorus in the fall but very little nitrogen. In the spring, wheat needs high levels of nitrogen but probably does not need additional phosphorus. • Test your soil. Many farmers apply the same amount of nutrient every year without testing their soil. This may result in farmers applying too much of a particular nutrient. “Many farmers do not worry about this small excess, but it can quickly add up,” Harper said. “For example, let’s say you apply 50 pounds of phosphorus per acre every year on your soybeans. A soil test might reveal that you only need 45 pounds of phosphorus. It doesn’t seem like much, but if you do this on 500 acres, you have just unnecessarily spent an extra $2,500.” Special to the News Xpress ingsville, Mo. • Champion livestock auctioneer Justin Dodson hopes there are more young people in his future like 10-year-old Ben. Ben introduced himself to Dodson after dodson won Livestock Marketing Association’s fourth and last quarterfinal contest for next summer’s World Livestock Championship (WLAC). The contest was held here Dec. 2 at the Kingsville Livestock Auction. “Ben told me he was ten,” Dodson said. “He said I was his favorite auctioneer, and he wants to be one. “If I can inspire young people to stay in the livestock industry by telling them how good it’s been to me, and help them out, that will be very rewarding,” Dodson, 39, is from Welch, Okla. He was sponsored by Parson’s Livestock Market, Inc., Edna, Kan., and Tulsa Stockyards, Inc., Tulsa, Okla. The reserve champion, in a field of 13 contestants, was Ted Odle, Brush, Colo. Jim Hertzog, Greenwood, Mo. (of MOKAN Livestock Market, Inc., Passaic, Mo.) was the runner-up champion. The three winners, and the next five highest scorers, move on to the June 13 WLAC at Fergus Falls Livestock Auction Market, Inc., Fergus Falls, Minn. Those five were, in alphabetical order, Ted Baun, O’Neill, Neb.; Nick Caspers, Hecla, S.D.; Jake Cheechov, Eugene, Ore.; Andrew McDowell, Vandalia, Ill.; and Duane Rus, Rock Valley, Iowa. This was Dodson’s 10th time in the WLAC, where he was runner-up world champion in 2005. He’s finished among the top 10 finalists six times. Dodson, who’s been an auctioneer for 17 years, could meet many aspiring auctioneers if he wins the June WLAC. The champion spends much of his championship year on the road for LMA, appearing at markets and other events. He was aware the contest here was his last chance to qualify for June WLAC, “but I felt comfortable today. I knew I’d done all I could do. You’ve got to be relaxed, and keep thinking of how you sell back home.” Odle, 45, heads into the June contest as the reigning reserve world champion, a title he won last June in Worthing, S.D. “I’ve been a top 10 finalist several times, but that was my first time” being named one of he top three finalists. He’s been in the contest about 15 times. Winning the world title “would be the crowning event” of being in the profession,” Odle said, “and a good opportunity to promote the livestock auction method. It’s the only way to get true price discovery.” Odle attended the Missouri Auction School when he was 16, on a scholarship won by, and given to him, by 1978 World Champion Chuck Cumberlin. Cumberlin and Odle’s father, Jim, worked together for many years. In fact, Ted Odle has worked with several world champions, including Cumberlin, 1974’s Ralph Wade, 1990’s Kenneth Wilcox and 1975’s Ron Ball. “I’ve had some good teachers,” Odle said. He was sponsored by Brush Livestock of Colorado. The contest was a homecoming of sorts for Hertzog, who got his start in livestock auctioneering about 20 years ago at the Kingsville market. An auctioneer for 26 years, Hertzog is the co-owner of his sponsor, MO-KAN Livestock Market, Inc., Passaic, just north of Butler, Mo. The first-time contestant said there was “some awfully good competition, but that helped me. I love pressure.” He was “somewhat surprised” at being named runner-up champion, “but I was confident. My goal was to be in the top three, and I achieved that.” Hertzog, 47, paused a moment when asked what being named world champion in June would mean to him. “It would be overwhelming, the ultimate achievement, to be representing my industry across the country.” Ty Thompson, Billings, Mont., won LMA’s first quarterfinal qualifying contest, Sept. 9 in Miles City, Mont. The second qualifying contest, Oct. 29 in Texhoma, Okla., was won by Lynn Langvardt, Wakefield, Kan. Brian Little, Wann, Okla., won the third qualifier in Zanesville, Ohio Nov. 18. A cash award and a custom-made belt buckle are presented to the winner in each quarterfinal competition. The reserve and runner-up champions in each contest also receive custom belt buckles. The eight qualifiers from each quarterfinal contest, along with the reigning Intenational Auctioneer Champion—Peter Raffan, Armstrong, B.C.—make up the field for next summer’s WLAC, the 46th annual. For information about soil testing, contact your local extension center or the MU Extension Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory at (573) 882-0623. • Invest in fertilizer if you are looking to limit taxes by contact your local MU Ex- extension.missouri.edu. reinvesting profits into your tension center or visit http:// operation. Build up phosphorus and potassium levels in your soil so that you only need to apply a small amount in succeeding years to adequately fertilize your crop. • Consider alternative Stroke Detection Plus, a mobile ultrasound service fertilizer sources. Animal that does preventative health screenings throughout the wastes, especially poultry lit- Midwest will be conducting stroke and vascular screenter, are regaining popularity. ings in Butler on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at While poultry litter can be the Bates County Museum. an effective alternative fertilThey specialize in identifying the third leading cause izer, it is important to use and of death, the number one leading cause of nursing home manage it properly. admission, and the number one leading cause of dis“Poultry litter should ability, which is stroke. Stroke Detection Plus’ goal is only be used on soils that to prevent disease before it disables. are deficient in phosphoUsing ultrasound for early detection, 75-80% of rus and potassium,” Harper strokes can be prevented. Furthermore, the condition of said. “When poultry litter is plaque buildup that leads to stroke can be reversed. Of used primarily as a nitrogen the 750,000 strokes that occurred last year, 2/3 of those source, excessive levels of people showed no signs or symptoms prior to having a phosphorus may appear in stroke. the soil, causing a number It is estimated that 97% of people would not recogof problems. For this rea- nize a sign or symptom if they were having one. This son, and others, poultry litter can be a silent disease until it disables. should not be used year after Any 1 test $40, any 3 tests $100, all 4 tests $120. year, even on soils that need phosphorus and potassium.” •If you suspect a drug house or drug activities in your For more information neighborhood call (660) 679 6131 or (660) 679-3232 about using poultry litter, Stroke screening offered in Butler 8 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 2 Yesterday’s Kids n Louise Bisby 008 HAS BEEN a busy year at the Senior Center. This last month of December is filled with activities. We will be playing Dirty Bingo at 10 a.m. on the 24th. It is being sponsored by Heartland of Willow Lane. They always provide some desirable prizes. Blood pressure checks will be provided free to the seniors on the 23rd. “On My Own, Inc.” will be here on the 12th to inform the seniors of the many services they have to offer. Irene Holt provides music every Thursday for the seniors as they eat lunch. She is our “Medicare D Help” Care Manager, also. Have you tried Reta’s best in town cinnamon rolls? We serve them with coffee every Friday morning from 8 to 9 o’clock. We will be having singing with the string instrument band at lunch time on the 23rd. Doris Dickerson plays her beautiful piano music for us every other Tuesday at lunch time. Seniors having a birthday this month will be celebrating at the Center on the 16th with gifts presented by Willow Lane. Our nutrition program presented to the seniors was well attended. We try to provide educational information to our seniors weekly. Some of this information keeps them aware of mail scams, etc. that could be harmful to them. Quotes From Yesterday’s Kids t was three weeks before Christmas in the early forties and America was at war. Papa wanted to create as much cheer as possible. He called us four kids, ages 8, 10, 12 and 15. Hand in hand we strolled through the timber to find the best cedar tree we could for decorating. The tree stood 6 feet tall. Papa said that would leave a space of 2 feet from our ceiling. We took turns dragging the tree across the leaves. On our way back we picked some red berries to help with decorations. Daniel picked up some pretty rocks to use for ornaments. Mother smiled as we brought the tree into the house. She had not smiled very much since in August, at which time an officer came to our door with a telegram in his hand. The telegram told us our older brother Ben was missing in action. After we had finished putting up the tree we took out all the home made ornaments to put on it. Some of the ornaments we had made at school. We didn’t have much money to spare for presents but maybe the brightness of the Christmas tree would spread a little cheer. That night Mary and I peeked over the stair case to see why mother was staying up so late. She was making rag dolls using yarn for the hair, felt to make little shoes and printed feed sacks to make clothes. We didn’t let her see us. We were happy to see she was joining in the Christmas cheer. By the time two weeks had passed we had our tree looking pretty. There were no presents under the tree yet but the wood burning in the fireplace made our home feel warm and full of love. Two days before Christmas another telegram came. This one informed us that Ben had been located at a P.O.W. holding camp. We couldn’t tell if mother was crying or laughing as she smiled and said; “Now we have hope.” She danced around the room. That night we made an ornament that reached from the tree top to the ceiling with Ben’s name on it. The darkness of Christmas Eve came and we could hear voices coming down our driveway. They were singing Christmas carols. They were members of the First Baptist Church. They even brought presents for everyone in the family. They said they just wanted to rejoice with us. n I appreciate all information given to me by the seniors of our county for the articles I write. If you know some interesting happenings pertaining to the ways of life before the 1950s, and would like to share your thoughts, I would appre I Tax credits available for Senior Center contributions By Len Redding Bates County is a great place for senior adults. The proportion of persons aged 60 and above is greater for Bates County than for the State of Missouri or the Nation. (Nation 1.3%; Missouri 19%; Bates County 26%.) The Board of the Senior Center is working to keep up with growing demands. A planned expansion of the kitchem, which prepares meals for other centers in the county in addition to Butler, has qualified for 70% tax credit as authorized by the Department of Economic Development and the Missouri Department of Revenue. The project is to be funded in two parts: The first is the tax-credit qualified fund of roughly $194,580 of which $85,000 has already been raised. With nearly $110,000 to go, this provides an opportunity for people or businesses with qualifying self-employment or business income to contribute in accordance with their state tax liability and gain an exceptionally good tax advantage while really helping their local senior center. The second fund is to help make facility improvements that do not qualify for the tax credit program. The estimated cost near $35,000 of which $3,300 is already on hand. Contributions to this fund, called the “Auxiliary Project” are fully tax-deductible but do not qualify for tax-credit. Any kind of income qualifies for contributing to the Auxiliary Fund. Three people are authorized to do the paperwork for the tax-credit contributions: Anyone willing and able to contribute may contact Beth Hollon at the Senior Center, 660-679-5830; Board President Kay Caskey, 816-3925974; or Board Secretary/Treasurer Len Redding, 660424-3552. Do airfare bargains still exist? SPM Wire • With gas prices maintaining high levels, airlines are simultaneously eliminating flights, cutting perks and increasing fares -- leaving travelers to wonder if cheap flights are still possible. “Good deals do exist; don’t let today’s gloom and doom news get you down and deter you from taking that welldeserved vacation with your family,” said Carl Schwartz, chief travel officer for Cheapflights.com, a search engine that allows flexible travelers to easily find cheap flights. “By taking the time to search for a deal, you will find something that works for you. Keeping your options open will go a long way toward finding something that makes everyone happy without breaking the bank,” he says. The experts at Cheapflights.com are offering several suggestions for finding the best airfare bargains: • Be flexible on travel dates and times. • Consider alternate, but similar destinations. For a warm, coastal vacation, for instance, visit the Dominican Republic where the U.S. dollar is still strong and prices are lower than for other Caribbean hotspots. • Compare prices from nearby airports. If you live in a metropolitan area, look for cheaper flights at smaller, outlying airports. Vehicles come together on Rich Hill street An 18-year-old Rockville woman, Rachel L. Coonce, was treated at Bates County Memorial Hospital for minor injuries following a twovehicle accident on 3rd Street south of Olive Street in Rich Hill. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 3:20 p.m. on Dec. 4. Both a 1995 Pontiac and a 1997 Dodge were southbound on 3rd Street. Vanessa M. Jackson, 36, driving the Dodge, stopped for a stop sign and was struck in the rear by the Pontiac driven by Rachel L. Coonce, 18, Rockville. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, the Patrol reported. Both vehicles received minor damage and were driven from the scene. Coonce was issued a summons for following too closely. Activity report from sheriff ’s department •Dec. 1: Stranded motorist, Passaic; Suspicious activity, Butler; Burglary, Butler; Assist Adrian PD, domestic, 223 E. 2nd; Disturbance, Foster, •Dec. 2: Suspicious person, Butler; property damage, Adrian; Theft, Hume; Suspicious vehicle, Butler; Assist MSHP, vehicle accident, N. 71, 1 mile north of Adrian; Suspicious activity, Rich Hill; Domestic, Butler. •Dec. 3: suspicious vehicle, Butler; Cows out, Adrian; Suspicious vehicle, Amoret. •Dec. 4: Assist MSHP, vehicle accident, 3rd St. Rich Hill. •Dec. 5: Theft, Butler; Domestic, Adrian; Assault, Butler. •Dec. 6: Theft, Drexel; Cows, Butler; Theft, Butler; Assist MSHP, vehicle accident, 52 E Pleasant Ridge; Property damage, Archie; Suspicious vehicle, Adrian; Smallpox outbreak reported in western Bates County Historical Happenings Eddie Herrman n Dec. 12 1904, The Greenridge Coal Mine advertises it will deliver coal in Hume for 8¢ a bushel from its coal bank 1/2 mile south of Hume. 1997, Alice Widner, Curator and researcher of Trading Post, Kan., Museum, reports she has found an advertisement in microfilm of the LaCygne, Kan. Weekly Journal newspaper, dated March 29, 1879, where Sam’l Levy as an advertisement of dry goods, boots, shoes and hats on the corner across from the railroad depot in LaCygne, Kan. (This is 3 years after he had opened a store in Butler, and also had one in Rich Hill). n Dec. 13 1921, It is reported there are a number of smallpox cases in Amoret and western Bates county. So far no cases have been reported in Butler. 1951, Miss Mary Mae Epperson of Butler, is spending a few days in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Tucker in Kansas City. She will return to Butler with Billy Epperson, Lelia Berry and Sarah Ann Miller, who also have been visiting in Kansas City. n Dec. 14 1898, The Chief Musician of the 6th Regiment of Missouri Infantry, Chas. L. Fisk of Butler, receives his discharge. 1945, Camp Crowder, Mo., Miss Velma Hanson, of Butler, has been awarded a prize of $80 for devising a system which will save the civilian department of the camp several hundreds of dollars. She has been at the camp since August 1943, and had worked for the American Mutual Life Ins. Company in Butler. Threats, Butler; Suspicious person, Amsterdam. •Dec. 7: Domestic, Adrian; Property damage, Amoret; Alarm, Amsterdam; Domestic, Adrian; Theft, Butler; As- n Dec. 15 1884, Mrs. William E. Walton directs the best talent of Butler in a concert to benefit the area poor. 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Ila Medley, 500 North Main St., in Butler, received word that their son, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Medley has a new son named Richard, at 7 pounds. n Dec. 16 1879, B.G. Wheeler buys out his partner’s share of H.C. Steel, in their hardware, implement and mechanical stock, northwest corner of the Butler Square. 1987, Butler Rotary Club president Bob Wayland welcomes Gloria Pyeatt, of the Butler MFA, into the club, she being the first lady member. n Dec. 17 1890, The ladies of Rich Hill hold a grand entertainment, the proceeds going to the building of homes for the destitute ex-Confederate soldiers of Missouri, and their wives and orphans. Dinner is at 11:30 a.m., and supper at 6 p.m. Tickets are 25¢ for each meal. 1951, 58 employees and spouses enjoy a gala occasion for the Osage Valley Electric Coop at the Butler Airport Inn. After Coop Manager J.F. Lauderback gives the blessing, the meal is served by Mrs. Marie Fahnestock, with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Fahnestock assisting. After the meal Floyd Olive, Wayne Sherman, Bob Nisely and Fred Cornell sing accompanied by Mrs. Franklin James. Mrs. Lauderback plays the mandolin accompanied by Glen Domer in a Christmas song. n Dec. 18 1883, The Kansas City Times newspaper prints a story on the railroad track laying between Hume and Walnut (Foster) beginning. 1987, Jim Nixon, an officer of the Adrian Bank, is sworn in as the president of the Five county Board of Realtors at Stockton, Mo. The board affects Barton, Cedar, St. Clair, Dade and Vernon counties. sist DFS, Butler; Suspicious vehicle, Butler; Noise complaint, Adrian. Rich Hill PD •Dec. 1: Property exchange, 8th and Maple. Cass County meets national quail conservation goals Harrisonville, Mo. • Cass County, Mo., has become the second county in the nation to reach habitat goals set forth in 2002 under the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI). NBCI set a habitat goal of creating 13,420 acres of quail friendly-habitat on improvable agricultural acres in Cass County. An improvable agricultural acre is described as land offering potential for improving quail numbers and includes all pasture, hay, Conservation Reserve Program acres and forest acres, but only 80 percent of crop acres. Since 2002, more than 15,300 acres of quail habitat have been completed in Ballard R-2 school menus Monday, Dec. 15: Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, juice, milk. Lunch: Nacho deluxe, corn, peaches, iced graham cracker, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 16: Breakfast: Pancakes, hashbrown, milk. Lunch: Hot turkey sandwich, potatoes and gravy, peas, jello, bread, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 17: Breakfast: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwich, crackers, applesauce, chocolate pudding, milk. Thursday, Dec. 18: Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, fruit, milk. Lunch: Corn dog, potato nuggets, pears, no bake cookie, milk. Cass County. Quail numbers are responding to habitat improvements that include establishing miles of field borders and filter strips, converting fields of grass with little value for wildlife to native warm-season grass and wildflowers, restoring degraded prairie and creating miles of low-growing woody cover with edge feathering or shrub plantings. These areas provide nesting, brooding and escape cover that have been lacking in this intensively farmed area. Meeting part of NBCI goals became possible through the cooperative partnership between U.S. Department of Agriculture, Quail Unlimited, the Missouri De- partment of Conservation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and hundreds of landowners interested in quail management. The West Central Missouri Chapter of Quail Unlimited, located in Cass County, played a critical role in promoting quail conservation in Cass County. This active chapter has won the National Habitat Award from Quail Unlimited for their conservation efforts six out of the seven past years. For more information about wildlife conservation cost-share programs, contact the nearest USDA or Conservation Department office. Details about Missouri’s effort to restore northern bobwhite quail are available at Friday, Dec. 19: Breakfast: mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/DocuChocolate chip muffin, sau- ments/17520.pdf sage links, milk. Lunch: Sack lunch provided. Hume R-8 school menus Monday, Dec. 15: Breakfast: Cereal, juice, milk, fr. toast. Lunch: Pizza, salad, corn, fruit, milk, dessert. Tuesday, Dec. 16: Breakfast: Cereal, juice, milk, waffle. Lunch: Chili, cinnamon roll, fruit, milk, salad. Wednesday, Dec. 17: Breakfast: Cereal, juice, biscuit, egg, cheese, sausage. Lunch: Hamburger, cheese, bun, dill chips, French fries, fruit. Thursday, Dec. 18: Breakfast: Cereal, juice, milk, biscuit n gravy, juice. Lunch: Tuna sandwich, chips, salad, fruit, pork n beans. Friday, Dec. 19: Breakfast: • Check one-way fares. Cereal, juice, pancakes n sauSometimes, two one-way tick- sage. Lunch: Turkey n nooets are cheaper than round- dles, stuffing, gr. beans, roll, fruit, pumpkin pie. trip. • Sign up for “deals” newsletters. Many online newsletHerrman’s Historical Hapters often include deals on penings---every week in the vacation packages and hotel news-Xpress. accommodations. •Dec. 4: Check well being, Sr. Housing; Prowler, 804 E. Pine; Property damage, 300 S. 6th. •Dec. 7: Odor investigation, West Central Ag; Animal neglect, 901 E. Maple. Santa here Saturday The Girl Scouts met Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Hume School, where they made goodie baskets. They went caroling and distributed the baskets. They returned to the school to make a craft, enjoy hot chocolate and goodies. Santa Claus will be coming to town on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hume Community Center. Kids be sure and come out to tell Santa what you want for Christmas and receive a gift that day from Santa. There will be treats for young and old alike. NEWS-XPRESS SPORTS News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 9 FROM AREA COURTSIDES... WEMO Conference Tournament Consolation Round--Wednesday Appleton City Lady Bulldogs 40, Miami Lady Eagles 18 Appleton City: Whitney Dalton 2, Courtney Dillon 4, Katie Strope 4, Kristie Ashley 2, Allison Durst 14, Emily Landers 2, Kendra Fennewald 4, Nicole Fennewald 6, Emily Siegismund 2. Miami: Megan Smith 7, Heather Reinke 2, Danielle Fink 2, Jordan Leister 3, Jenna Slattery 2. AC:10 12 8 10 -40 Miami:5 2 6 3 -18 Hume’s Andy Yarick eyes the basket in game with Appleotn City with Ryan Austin in background no. 23 for AC is Brennan Minks. Archie boys 61 Adrian 57 Archie and Adrian boys had another of their fast paced back and forth close games in the championship of the WEMO tournament with Archie pulling out a 61-57 win. “It was a very competitive game and both teams played well,” said coach Troy Schulte. “It was a great game to be involved in with each team making some great shots and plays throughout the game. We were fortunate to come away with the lead when it counted the most. I am proud of the way my team played all week.” Archie pulled out a 13-7 lead after the first quarter but Adrian went ahead 24-23 at half. The Blackhawks were still ahead 44-41 after three. Rich Hill Lady Tigers 46, Cass Midway Lady Vikings 40 With 3 minutes left the game was tied 50-50 and 57-57 with 43 seconds. Rich Hill: Lora Drake 9, Morgan Kithcart 5, Rayanne Coonce 9, Sa- Michael Baer then made a driving lay up to put Archie up two and Rusty mantha Hopes 9, Mar-Kel West 13, Taylor Nelson 1 Reeves made two freethrows to clinch it. Midway: Kelsey Weis 5, Shelby Garrigus 11, Janae Semsch 7, Katie “A hard fought, well played game,” said coach James Wheeler. “I am Chouinard 12, Bree Renner 2, Jennifer King 2, Jennifer Gorsage 1. pleased with our guys. We are getting balanced play from our line up.” Rich Hill:10 15 8 13 -48 Archie: Rusty Reeves 2, Michael Baer 17, Alex Atkinson 2, Luke AnMidway:8 8 10 14 -40 derson 8, Michael Iseman 12, Tyler Gibson 17, Derek Reynolds 3. Adrian: Kyle Knuth 6, Erik White 24, Eric Moles 13, Skyler Kariker Appleton City Bulldogs 50, Drexel Bobcats 31 10, Keenan Morrow 4. Appleton City: Colton Bourland 7, Ty Heiserman 2, Kyle Arwood 2, Brennan Minks 15, Anthony Crusha 6, Isaac Dains 17, Ben Strauch 1. Drexel: Justin Thomas 4, Blake Seba 17, Brett Moles 6, Kiefer ShipWarsaw Tournament - Fifth Place ley 2, Joe Roberts 2. Lincoln boys 54 Butler 48 AC:18 9 12 11 -50 In the fifth place game at the Warsaw tournament Saturday, Lincoln Drexel:6 4 13 8 -31 boys defeated Butler 54-48. Butler led at the end of each of the first three quarters, 8-5, 21-20 and Miami Eagles 50, Osceola Indians 30 36-34, but Lincoln outscored the Bears 20-12 in the 4th quarter for the Miami: Austin Bridges 3, Timmy Powell 5, Garrett Gutshall 2, Colby win. Nieder 4, Miles Nieder 21, Jake Johnston 2, Craig Powell 9, Ryan Good “This was a tough loss for us,” said coach Kevin Hill. “We had a 4. chance to get back to .500 on the year but let the game get away from us. Osceola: Brandon Belisle 9, Jacob Stewart 2, Justin Pachmayer 7, We were 2 of 8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and Lincoln was Merrit Crawford 12. 12 of 18.” Butler made 19 of 43 fieldgoals (44%) and 9 of 20 freethrows (45%). WEMO Tournament Semifinals --Thursday Matt Nisely was the leading rebounder with 8 and Clemente Diaz had 7 Adrian Lady Blackhawks 51, Drexel Lady Bobcats 31 assists. Adrian girls set up a match between the number one and number two Butler: Zeth McGuire 2, Austin Hamilton 1, Jon Cravens 11, Chase seed Saturday by defeating Drexel 51-31 Thursday. Mareth 10, Shawn Brakey 9, Matt Nisely 8, Blayne Maciel 7. The game was tied 13-13 midway through the second quarter when Warsaw tournament Adrian went on a 12-0 run which carried into the third quarter which El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs 33 Drexel never recovered. Butler Lady Bears 32 Lee Anna Reid led Adrian with 11 points while Mallari Russell led Butler girls played in the consolation round of the Warsaw tournament Drexel with 8 points and 8 rebounds. against El Dorado Springs Wednesday night with the Lady Bulldogs winAdrian: Brenna Tallman 7, Lee Anna Reid 11, Olivia Case 7, Chel- ning a 33-32 squeaker. sea Urie 6, Bailey Carroll 6, Emily Hughes 2, Courtney Miller 7, Becca “We were not ready to play Wednesday against a very beatable team,” Lawrence 5. said coach Amy Basore. “We played with a lack of desire and intensity to Drexel: Tara Freeman 5, Mallari Russell 8, Baylee Kendrick 2, Chelle win a game. We need to learn to play with pride and come ready to play McAnany 3, Lauren Moles 7, Marah Shipley 2, Katie Hocker 4. in every game.” Butler scored only three points in the first quarter and trailed 8-3. They Osceola Lady Indians 59, Archie Lady Whirlwinds 37 made a comeback in the second and trailed only 16-14 at half. They outOsceola girls continued their dominance of the WEMO conference scored Eldo 18-17 in the second half but it was not quite enough. with a 59-37 semifinal win over Archie Thursday. Tori Stauffacher led Butler with 11 points and Breezy McGuire had 5. “We did not execute well,” said coach Brad Batchelder. “We gave up Erin Burch had 8 rebounds and Kelsey McCaslin had 6. The Lady Bears too many offensive rebounds and did not take good enough care of the made 12 of 39 fieldgoals (30%) and 5 of 16 freethrows (31%). Eldo’s basketball. I was very happy with our effort.” Bailey Bush led all scorers with 14 points. Osceola led 20-9 and 36-19 at the end of the first two quarters and 50-29 after the third. Butler Bears 66 Lakeland 39 Osceola’s Jordan Garrison led all scorers with 10 points while Kendyl Last Thursday, Butler boys traveled to Warsaw again to play Lakeland Thomas had 11 points for Archie and Lindsey Cornelius had 9 rebounds. in the consolation round. The Bears advanced to play on Saturday with Osceola: Alexis Self 2, Brittany Colby 7, Mandy Kubilus 2, Brooke a 66-39 win. Jurgensmeyer 8, Megan Boin 2, Shelby Moore 4, Paige Hadsell 1, Olivia “This was a good game for us,” said coach Kevin Hill. “Everyone Jones 2, Shelby Townsend 2, Jordan Garrison 19. got a lot of playing time and we had nine players breaking the scoring Archie: Kate Sanders 1, Sheryl Mattox 9, Lindsey Collins 8, Kendyl column.” Thomas 11, Abby Shipley 3, Mallary Clark 4, Markie Lethcha 1. Butler outscored Lakeland in every quarter with an 18-5 first quarter lead and 35-20 halftime. Adrian boys 64, Rich Hill 59 Chase Mareth had an efficient game offensively, scoring 19 points Number three seed Adrian boys advanced to the championship game on 11 shots with 7 rebounds. Jon Cravens followed with 13 points and by defeating number two seed Rich Hill 64-59. Shawn Brakey had 10. Matt Nisely had 8 points and 5 rebounds and “I’m really proud of our team,” said coach James Wheeler. “We had Zeb McGuire added 5. Brakey had 6 steals and Clemente Diaz had 5 assome guys really shoot the ball well. It was a total team effort.” sists with no turnovers. The Bears made 20 of 48 fieldgoals and 17 of 22 Rich Hill led 8-5 and 30-26 at the end of the first two quarters but freethrows. Adrian outscored them 38-29 in the last two quarters for the win. Adrian: Kyle Knuth 10, Eric White 20, Skyler Kariker 18, Josh HubAdrian girls 60, Butler 28 bard 6, Keenan Morrow 10. Adrian girls and Butler started slowly Tuesday at Butler with Adrian Rich Hill: Tyler Ryser 5, Cody Boyles 2, Rusty Thomas 26, Ryan leading 7-4 after the first quarter. Adrian then out scored Butler 31-10 in Brocka 9, Trever Yarbrough 7, James Hopes 10. the second half for a 60-28 win. Lee Anna Reid led all scorers with 14 points for Adrian and Jennifer Archie boys 62, Cass Midway 55 Archie boys jumped out to a 19-2 lead over Midway and then coasted McMurphy led Butler with 9 points. Adrian: Brenna Tallman 4, Lee Anna Reid 14, Justine Enlow 7, Olivia to a 62-55 win and advanced tot he championship game Saturday. “We came out strong and did some nice things to start the game to Case 2, Whitney Bagby 4, Natasha Lowrie 3, Chelsea Urie 9, Bailey Carget an impressive early lead,” said coach Troy Schulte. “Then we got roll 4, Emily Hughes 2, Courtney Miller 3, Becca Lawrence 8. Butler: Timber Tiller 1, Breezy McGuire 8, Jennifer McMurphy 9, ourselves into some foul trouble and Midway was able to get themselves Erin Burch 3, Kayla Delozier 7. back in the game.” Archie: Rusty Reeves 12, Michael Baer 13, Alex Atkinson 2, Luke Adrian boys 78, Butler 63 Anderson 8, Michael Iserman 7, Tyler Gibson 19, Derek Reynolds 1. Adrian boys led Butler 21-9 at the end of the first quarter and increased Midway: Sam Riggs 6, Derek Worthley 4, Taylor Ayres 14, Josh Fishtheir lead to 58-40 at the end of the third quarter. Butler made a run in the er 12, Shane Henry 7, Tyler Johnston 7, Matthew Yoakum 5. fourth quarter to cut the lead to eight points, but Adrian made enough free throws to pull away to a 78-63 win Tuesday at Butler. Friday--Fifth Place “I’m pleased with our effort,” said Coach James Wheeler. “Butler is Miami boys 63 Appleton City 50 Miami: Timmy Powell 8, Garrett Gutshall 2, Miles Neider 20, Jake never an easy place to play. Energy continues to be a strength of this team.” Johnston 9, Craig Powell 6, Matt Meredith 7, Ryan Good 11. Skyler Kariker led Adrian with 18 points with Eric Moles getting 15 AC: Colton Bourland 11, Ty Heiserman 9, Kyle Arwood 7, Brennan and Erik White 14. Josh Hubbard had 7 rebounds and Keenan Morrow Minks 5, Isaac Dains 16, Ben Strauch 2. 6. Miami 13 13 12 25 63 Matt Nisely had 19 points and 9 rebounds for Butler while Clemente AC 9 7 16 18 50 Diaz had 4 three pointers and 14 points with Jon Cravens getting 10 points. Appleton City girls 52 Rich Hill 48 “Adrian played very well,” said Coach Kevin Hill. “They are very AC: Whitney Dalton 4, Courtney Dillon 9, Kristie Ashley 3, Alison Durst 8, Emily Landers 10, Kendra Fennewald 16, Nicole Fennewald 2. quick and aggressive allowing them to penetrate our defense. We had a Rich Hill: Chelsea Tourtillott 6, Lora Drake 20, Morgan Kithcart 6, wonderful effort to come back in the 4th and make it interesting.” Ballard Boys 53, Bronaugh 36 Rayanne Coonce 3, Sara Hammett 2, Samantha Hopes 6, Mar-Kel West Ballard boys traveled to Bronaugh last Tuesday to open their season 5. with a conference game and the Bulldogs brought home a 53-36 win. AC15 8 15 14 52 Sean Carroll was the leading scorer for Ballard with 17 points folRH8 14 14 12 48 lowed by Jacob Meade with 16 and Mike Reeves with 10. Stuart Meade had 6, Andy Engelhardt had 2 and Mitchell Jones and Zach Doty each had Third Place 1. Jacob Meade led with 8 rebounds and Stuart Meade had 5 steals. The Rich Hill boys 54 Midway 41 Rich Hill: Tyler Ryser 17, Rusty Thomas 20, Ryan Brocka 12, Jacob Bulldogs made 20 of 46 fieldgoals (43%) and 12 of 21 freethrows (57%) Hume boys 66, Sheldon 41 Stout 1, James Hopes 4 Hume boys improved to 2-0 with a 66-41 win at Sheldon Thursday Midway: Sam Riggs 2, Derek Worthley 2, Taylor Johnston 6 night. RH: 19 10 10 17 56 The Hornets led 21-12 after the first quarter, 32-19 at half and 45-26 Midway: 9 13 10 9 41 after three quarters. Ryan Austin had 17 points and 6 rebounds while Cameron Hinton had Archie girls 43 Drexel 38 Archie girls came from behind to defeat Drexel 43-38 in the third 15 points and 8 assists, Cody Franklin had 12 points and 7 rebounds and place game of the WEMO conference tournament. Drexel led 12-9 after Eric Pruitt added 12 points. The Hornets made 22 of 49 fieldgoals and 13 the first quarter but Archie took the lead 27-25 at half and did not relin- of 31 freethrows. Eric Leavell led Sheldon with 13 points. quish it. Hume girls 52 Sheldon 41 Chelle McAnany led Drexel with 16 points and 13 rebounds followed Hume girls evened their record with a 52-41 win at Sheldon last by Marah Shipley with 10 and Mallari Russell with 8. week. Hume led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter and took control in the Championship--Saturday second quarter to lead 36-18 at halftime. Osceola girls 74 Adrian 41 Katie Orear led Hume with 21 points and 14 rebounds followed by Osceola girls won their fourth WEMO conference tournament championship in a row by defeating Sara Wikoff with 11 points. Sara Farrar and Jamee Fillpot each had 8 Adrian 74-41 last Saturday at Cass points and Makena Thompson had 4 points and 11 rebounds. The Lady Midway. Hornets made 18 of 28 fieldgoals and 14 of 21 freethrows. Adrian girls had no answer for Ballard girls 47, Miami 24 the 28 points by Osceola’s Jordan Ballard Lady Bulldogs outlasted Miami’s Lady Eagles in the Miami Garrison plus the Lady Blackhawks home opener 47-24. Miami only trailed by six, 19-13, at the half but managed only 14 of 46 shooting Ballard scored 16 points in the third quarter to open an insurmountable from the field. lead. Ballard’s Mackenzie Oswald scored 10 of her game high 25 points Osceola led 20-12 and 41-22 at in the third period. Miami’s Heather Reinke and Megan Smith each had the end of the first two quarters and six points. Jordan Leister led Miami with 9 rebounds while Reinke, Jenna Adrian could never get it turned Slattery and April Hocker each hauled down five boards in the game. around. Leister had three blocked shots in the losing effort. Osceola: Alexis Self 6, Brittany Coach Bryan Wood commented, “We came out and played fairly inColby 8, Mandy Kubilus 3, Brooke spired basketball in the first half and we liked our chances in the second Jurgensmeyer 17, Anna Carney 2, half. We could not stop the Oswald girl in the third period. Again we had a Shelby Moore 2, Paige Hansell 4, very cold night shooting making only 10 of 47 fieldgoals on the night. Olivia Jones 4, Jordan Garrison 28. Appleton City boys 61, Hume 56 Adrian: Brenna Tallman 4, Lee Appleton City boys dominated the first quarter leading 13-4 and led by Anna Reid 6, Justine Enlow 9, Ol- as much as 15 points in the fourth but Hume made a run cutting the lead to ivia Case 8, Kaleigh Lock 4, Bailey four points before falling 61-56 at Appleton City Monday. Carroll 3, Emily Hughes 4, Becca “We shot very poor in the first half,” said coach Scott Morrison. “I was Lawrence 3.≠ pleased with our second half play. I was also so proud of our effort.” SEE PAGE 10 REGULAR GAMES Butler’s Kayla Delozier goes in for a lay up with Adrian’s Olivia Case guarding. Archie’s Tyler Gibson drives against Adrian’s Chris Schaller. It’s a funny thing about those foreign cars. Most of the people who can afford them can’t get into them 10 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 •More basketball from page 9 Cameron Hinton led all scorers for Hume with 17 points and Andy Yarick had 7 rebounds. Anthony Crusha led Appleton City with 14 points. AC: Colton Bourland 11, Ty Heiserman 13, Kyle Arwood 7, Micah Noble 3, Brennan Minks 8, Anthony Crusha 14, Isaac Dains 6. Hume: Zach Austin 2, Eric Pruitt 2, Andy Yarick 13, Cameron Hinton 17, Cody Franklin 12, Ryan Austin 6, Nolan Franklin 4. Appleton City girls 51, Hume 44 Hume girls led 9-4 and 23-19 at the end of the first two quarters but Appleton City took a 33-31 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter and turned it into a 51-44 win for the Lady Bulldogs. Emily Landers led Appleton City with 16 points and 6 rebounds while Sara Farrar had 11 points for Hume and Katie Orear had 8 rebounds. Appleton City made 20 of 54 fieldgoals and 11 of 18 free throws. Hume made 13 of 20 free throws. AC: Courtney Dillon 11, Katie Strope 4, Kristie Ashley 5, Alison Durst 13, Emily Landers 16, Kendra Fennewald 2. Hume: Sara Farrar 11, Makena Thompson 10, Jamie Fillpot 10, Sara Wikoff 8, Katie Orear 5. Cameron Hinton led all scorers for Hume with 17 points and Andy Yarick had 7 rebounds. Anthony Crusha led Appleton City with 14 points. AC: Colton Bourland 11, Ty Heiserman 13, Kyle Arwood 7, Micah Noble 3, Brennan Minks 8, Anthony Crusha 14, Isaac Dains 6. Hume: Zach Austin 2, Eric Pruitt 2, Andy Yarick 13, Cameron Hinton 17, Cody Franklin 12, Ryan Austin 6, Nolan Franklin 4. Appleton City girls 51, Hume 44 Hume girls led 9-4 and 23-19 at the end of the first two quarters but Appleton City took a 33-31 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter and turned it into a 51-44 win for the Lady Bulldogs. Emily Landers led Appleton City with 16 points and 6 rebounds while Sara Farrar had 11 points for Hume and Katie Orear had 8 rebounds. Appleton City made 20 of 54 fieldgoals and 11 of 18 free throws. Hume made 13 of 20 free throws. AC: Courtney Dillon 11, Katie Strope 4, Kristie Ashley 5, Alison Durst 13, Emily Landers 16, Kendra Fennewald 2. Hume: Sara Farrar 11, Makena Bring back pride at BHS If you are interested in joining a team to improve and update the Butler R-5 football facilities and bring pride back to Butler athletics, we would like you to become a Bear Backer! As a member, you will be involved in raising money toward improved facilities and donating your time and talents for our studentathletes to be able to perform at their greatest potential. For athletes working toward an athletic scholarship they need to be furnished with the weight program and best facilities we can give them. Inquires to schools with excellent facilities report it is the result of a community effort. If they can do it, so can Butler! So LET”S DO IT! Let’s work together and bring pride and excitement back to Butler High School. Remember your “good ole days?” Our present and future athletes need to also have “good ole days” to remember. We want to get “this show on the road,” so please plan on attending our next meeting at which officers will be elected. See you there, Butler High School auditorium, Dec. 15 during intermission between JV and varsity basketball games.—Coach Jack Duda. SPORTS CALENDAR n Basketball December 12 Hume @ Miami, JVB/VG/VB, 5:30 December 15 Adrian @ Sherwood, JVB/VG/ VB, 5 Butler @ Archie, JVG/VG, 6 Pleasant Hill @ Butler, JVB/VB, 6 December 16 Rich Hill @ Hume, JVB/VG/VB, 5:30 NEVC & Miami, JVB/VG/VB, 5:30 Kingsville @ Archie, JVG/VG/VB, 5:30 Calhoun @ Ballard, Varsity, 6 Harrisonville @ Butler, JVG/VG, 6 December 18 Ballard @ NEVC, JV/V, 5:30 Butler @ Pleasant Hill, JVG/VG, 6 Stockton @ Butller, JVB/VB, 6 Hume @ Lockwood, JVB,VG-B, 5:30 n Wrestling December 13 Smithville Invitational Varsity (Butler) 9:30 Polo Varsity Tournament (Adrian) 9:30 December 18 Butler @ Adrian, JH/JV/V, 5:30 Thompson 10, Jamie Fillpot 10, Sara Wikoff 8, Katie Orear 5. Ballard girls 50, Bronaugh 32 Ballard girls won their first game of the second by a 50-32 score. Ballard led only 10-6 after the first quarter, but out scored Bronaugh 28-12 in the next two quarters. Timber Wainscott had 16 points, Mackenzie Oswald 14 and Charlie Rowland 13. Paige Umstattd and Oswald each had 9 rebounds. The Lady Bulldogs made 18 of 46 field goals and 14 of 26 free throws. Katyln Douglas led Bronaugh with 12 points. Prairie View boys 69, Drexel 19 Prairie View boys ran out to a 20-5 first quarter lead which increased to 42-13 on the way to a 6919 win over Drexel at Prairie View Tuesday. Blake Hadley led Drexel with 5 points followed by Joe Roberts with 4 and Justin Thomas had 5 rebounds. The Bobcats made 5 of 26 field goals, 9 of 16 free throws and 27 turnovers. Rich Hill girls 38, Ballard 31 Rich Hill girls led Ballard 12-3 at the end of the first quarter but the Lady Bulldogs cut the lead to 16-13 at halftime. In the season half Rich Hill pulled away for a 38-31 win. “We are learning,” said Coach Brian Thomas, “However we have to play with more intensity and passing.” Mar-Kel West led Rich Hill with 10 points and Sam Hopes had 12 rebounds. Hopes and Morgan Kithcart had 6 points each while Chelsea Tourtillott, Lora Drake and Sara Hammett had 4 points each. Rich Hill made 18 of 63 field goals and 2 of 8 free throws. Butler Junior High Tournament Tuesday, December 2 In game one action Tuesday night, the El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs defeated the Adrian Lady Blackhawks 29-10. High scorer was Eldo’s Kalli Simmons with 11 points. In game two, Adrian’s Blackhawks defeated El Dorado Springs Bulldogs 35-28. Adrian’s Zachary Lewis was top scorer with 16 points. Game three the Butler Lady Bears defeated the Appleton City Lady Bulldogs 24-10. Top scorers were A.C.’s Olivia Jennings and Butler’s Rachel DeLozier each with 11 points. In the final game the Butler Bears defeated Appleton City Bulldogs 56-19. Butler’s Tanner McGuire was top scorer with 15 points. Wednesday, December 3 In round two action at the Butler 8th grade tournament, El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs defeated Appleton City Lady Bulldogs 45-20. Co-high scorers were Eldo’s Kalli Simmons and Brooke Stacy with 14 points each. El Dorado Springs boys defeated Appleton City 37-34. Ryan Marshall, Appleton City, led all scorers with 13 points. Adrian Lady Blackhawks defeated the Butler Lady Bears 2913. Leading scorer was Lesley Cox of Adrian with 12 points. Butler boys defeated Adrian 35-32. Butler junior high girls Friday, Dec. 5, 7th grade Lady Bears traveled to Clinton to take on the Lady Cardinals. It was an Butler’s Dane Diehl pins one of his opponents at Pleasant Hill Tournament. ugly game, but the Lady Bears prevailed 43-19. Kayla Morris led all scorers with 17 points. Alyx Gepford had 16 points along with 12 rebounds, 7 steals and 3 assists. Gabby Blevins and Kiersten Morris each had 4 points and Sabrina Hill had two. Kiersten also had 9 rebounds. The Lady Bears now have a 10-2 record and 493 points scored. These are both all 7th grade Butler records. You can’t dig up much dirt without getting yourself in a hole. News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 11 From the Ballard School Veteran’s Day Rotary honor student Taylor Welston, daughter of Bret and Jody Welston, Butler, was presented the Butler Rotary Student of the Month by president Jesse Schowengerdt. Taylor is very active in school. She is president of POINT, FCLA and French Club, She is vice-president of National Honor Society and is involved in Art Club and FBLA. Her plans are to attend the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and major in biology with a minor in French. Taylor would like to be a nurse, optometrist or a nurse practitioner. She was chosen for this award by the school faculty and National Honor Society.—Rotary photo. Ballard had a big turnout on Veteran’s day. 24 Veterans came to participate in our ceremony. We had people from all the branches of the military. Andy Green was the speaker this year. He talked about how much he appreciated what the veterans had done. He also showed us some pictures he had taken of his experiences in Iraq. Ms. Murchie made a wonderful power-point presentation for the Veterans. The Ballard students showed a lot of respect and appreciation for their Veterans. Afterwards, snacks and refreshments were provided for the enjoyment of the veterans. 1st row Left to Right: Bob Hamilten, Harry Nitchals, Don Henrick, Andy Hon, John Petty, Frank Urban, Karl Lucas. 2nd row Left to Right: Ben Anderson, Clark Gilbert, Jim Kershner, Larry Bunch, Tracy Rugg, Clarence Miller, Erin Cook. 3rd row Left to Right: Stan Moore, Rodney Ingles, Derrick Jennings, Steve Atkin, Adam Jennings, Don Durbin. 4th row Left to Right: John Siebeneck, Andy Green, Ron Durban, Len Redding. Salt and de-icers not beneficial to trees Champaign, Ill. • When winter snow and ice begin to fall, so does the salt, on drive ways, sidewalks, and streets to aid in melting away potential hazards. Keeping our surroundings safe during the winter months is important, but salt can be a serious threat to our trees, when used without caution. “Excessive exposure to salt can cause widespread damage to your trees, leading to permanent decline and sometimes death,” said Jim Skiera, Executive Director of the ISA. “The problem with salt damage is that it might not show up on your trees until summer, when deicing salt is the last culprit you would suspect.” To minimize the damage done to trees by deicing salts, Certified Arborists at ISA offer the following tips: 1. Use less salt. Mix deicing salt with abrasives such as sand, cinders, and ash, or use alternatives such as calcium magnesium acetate and calcium chloride. 2. Protect your trees from salt trucks on the street. If possible, set up barriers between the street and your trees to keep salt spray from hitting tree trunks. 3. Plant salt-resistant trees. Trees such as the sycamore maple, white spruce, willow, and birch tend to be more salt-resistant than other species. How well they fare varies from climate to climate across the country. 4. Improve soil drainage. Add organic matter to your soil to help filter salt deposits. You can also keep your trees healthy by taking care of their basic needs. Other tips that will help combat the damage done by deicing salt include: • Irrigate to flush the salts from the soils in spring • Mulch sufficiently to reduce water loss. • Control pest infestations and destructive tree diseases. If you feel your trees may be susceptible to salt damage, contact a local ISA Certified Arborist in your area. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), headquartered in Champaign, Ill., is a nonprofit organization supporting tree care research and education around the world. As part of ISA’s dedication to the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees, it offers the only internationally-recognized certification program in the industry. For more information on ISA and Certified Arborists, visit www.isa-arbor.com. Volleyball conference Congratulations go to, Charlie Rowland who made the 1st team all Conference and 1st team all District award, Brittaney Schreiber and MacKenzie Oswald for making 2nd team all conference, and Timber Wainscott who received an honorable mention. From left: Mackenzie Oswald, Timber Wainscott, Charlie Rowland and Brittaney Schreiber. Meet our Bulldogs Front row from left: Manager ,Devin Mayfield, Jesus Arrendondo, Stuart Meade, Nick Taylor, Derek DeHart, Seth Kagarice and Manager, Lane Oerke. Second row: Coach Hall, Cody Askew, Mike Reeves, Mitchell Jones, Sean Carroll, Zach Doty, Jacob Meade and Andy Engelhardt.–Submitted photo. Meet our Lady Bulldogs Front row from left: Manager, Sheena Wainscott, Timber Wainscott, MacKenzie Oswald and Manager, Cheyenne Page. Second row: Coach Carrie Scott, Paige Umstattd, Laura Resz, Charlie Rowland, Alex Morris and Hailey Resz.–Submitted photo. Spirit of Christmas at Germantown With Christmas fast approaching, there are several special events coming up. The concert at school will be Thursday, the 11th, at 7 p.m. St. Ludger Historic Church in Germantown presents the 8th annual “Spirit of Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Come enjoy Christmas music in a beautiful setting. There will be soloists and instrumentalists with a finale by the Butler Brass. There will also be refreshments. All this for a free will donation. Walnut Grove Church will have its annual Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Bring snacks for a fellowship hour, also hats and gloves for the Harold Thomas Center. The next Senior citizens dinner at school will be Friday, the 12th, at 5:30. Calhoun comes to Ballard for basketball Tuesday, the 16th, at 6 p.m. School will be dismissed early Friday, the 19th and no more school till Monday Jan. 5 for a nice vacation for Christmas and New Years. Jennifer and Tony Rosales, Maria and Anna spent Thanksgiving with her parents, Philip and Virginia Ireland. Eleven attended the last meeting of Enterprise club. Ruth Baker was hostess. Roll call was something and remember about Christmas as a child. Grab bag gifts were exchanged, and also the hostess gave a gift to each one. Rose Anna Burns will be hostess at the next meeting Jan. 7, 6 p.m. at Eileen’s. Those enjoying Thanksgiving Day with Darryl and Michele Fairman and family at Peculiar were Melvin and Etta Sue Fairman, Alan and Linda Fairman, Lance and Julie Guffey, Shelby and Rylee, Jason and Cara Fairman, Chuck and Susan Wainscott and family, Iris and Eldo Schuster, and Nancy Kimble. Elsie Tippie hosted a card party Thursday night. Will and Boyd Engelhardt and Preston and Nathaniel Wainscott attended the yearly Mud Run Banquet in Urich Saturday night. Preston won 3rd place ranking in her class for the year receiving a nice trophy. Charity Engelhardt was honored guest at a baby shower Sunday at the Community First Bank in Butler. A large crowd of family and friends enjoyed the fun and watching her open gifts. Camouflage was the theme of the day. Her Aunt Tena out did herself by making a fabulous camouflage carriage cake. Who knew there were so many baby camo clothes and accessories. Rosellen Wainscott received her 35 year pin from Bates County Memorial Hospital at their Christmas party. Her daughter, Candace Sutton, received her 40 year pin. Ruby Johnson spent several days in the Butler hospital, coming home Saturday. Bobby Moore got infection in his leg from a locust thorn and had to have surgery at the butler hospital last week. Levi and Morgan Meade spent Sunday with grandparents, John and Angie Manning. Gold Award for Problem Solvers Five members of the Butler Junior High School’s Future Problem Solving Team recently completed their first practice problem of the 2008-2009 school year and submitted it to state officials for scoring. The problem’s topic was the Olympic Games. Other teams represented elementary, middle, and high schools from across the state, including Rockwood School District near St. Louis, St. Joseph, Hillsboro, Harrisonville, Clinton, Cosby, Pierce City, Lewis County, and Callaway County. The Butler team was ranked highest among the 25 total teams in the competition and earned a Gold Award. The Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) is a nonprofit educational corporation that promotes creative problem solving for students. There are over forty affiliate programs in the United States, Korea, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand. Students in several other countries also participate in FPSPI activities. Missouri Future Problem Solving is an affiliate program of the international corporation. Butler R-5 has been involved in Future Problem Solving for many years. In Butler, Future Problem Solving is an extra-curricular activity. Students meet weekly after school to prepare their submissions for competition. The team will submit another practice problem in January before submitting their qualifying problem in February. Members of the junior high team who participated in this initial practice problem included Robert Branson, Brooke Rees, Tenaya Williams, Zach Shubin, and Jennifer Peters, all eighth graders. The team is coached by Debbie Goldammer.– Submitted. 12 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 you file an answer or other pleading or shall otherwise appear and defend against the aforesaid Petition within forty-five (45) days after the 28th day of November, 2008, Judgment by default will be rendered in accordance with the Petition filed herein. It is ordered that a copy hereof be published according to law in the News Xpress, a newspaper of general circulation published in the county of Bates, State of Missouri; a true copy from the record. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Circuit Court, State of Missouri the 26th day of November, 2008. Diana L. Rich (s) Circuit Clerk IN THE 27TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, BATES COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: PROBATE 49-4 NOTICE OF FILING DATES Ballard R-II School District Those individuals wishing to file as Case Number 08BS-PR00016-01 candidate for the Ballard R-II Board of Education for the April 7, 2009, election In the Estate of must file a declaration of candidacy in BILLY PHELPS, Deceased the office of the Superintendent. Two(2) directors will be elected for three(3) Notice of Letters of year terms. Administration Granted The opening time and date to file (Supervised Administration) is 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2008, and the closing date is 5:00 To All Persons Interested in the p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Estate of Billy Phelps, Decedent: Sign-up on regular “in-session” school days, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and until On November 19, 2008, Meranda 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2009. The Phelps was appointed he personal Superintendent’s office will be closed representative of the estate of Billy December 19, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. until Phelps, decedent, by the Probate Monday, January 5, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. Division of the Circuit Court of Bates County, Missouri. The personal 49-2 representative’s business address is: R.R. #1, BOX 48A, El Dorado Springs, NOTICE Missouri 64744. The personal representative’s The qualified voters of the Butler attorney’s name, business address R-V School District shall annually on and phone number are respectively: the municipal election day, the first Richard A. Koehler, 205 N. Main, P.O. Tuesday after the first Monday of Box 416, Butler, Missouri 64730-0416; April, elect directors for terms of three 660-679-3404. years in compliance with regulations All creditors of the decedent are specified in state law. On the municipal notified to file claims in court within election day of April 7th, 2009 voters six months from the date of first will elect two directors. The positions publication of this notice or if a copy are currently held by Bryan Tippie and of this notice was mailed to, or served Linda McElwain. upon, such creditor by the Personal Qualified applicants for the board Representative, then within two months may file for office during business hours from the date it was mailed or served, on days when school is in session or whichever is later, or be forever barred when the superintendent’s office is to the fullest extent permissible by open beginning on Tuesday, December law. Such six-month period and such 16th, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. and ending at two-month period do not extend the 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20th, limitation period that would bar claims 2009. The candidate shall declare his one year after the decedent’s death, as or her intent to become a candidate, in provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or person and in writing to the secretary any other applicable limitation periods. of the board of education or the Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, secretary’s representative. The names shall be construed to bar any action of the qualified candidates shall be against a decedent’s liability insurance placed on the ballot in order of filing. carrier through a defendant ad litem Candidates may withdraw their names pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. by stating their intentions in writing Receipt of this notice by mail should and presenting the statement to the not be construed by the recipient to secretary of the board no later than indicate that the recipient necessarily 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22nd, has a beneficial interest in the estate. 2009. Candidates must comply with all The nature and extent of any person’s the prevailing laws concerning eligibility interest, if any, can be determined from and campaign financing. the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of 49-2 Bates County, Missouri. Date of decedent’s death: January PUBLIC NOTICE 6, 2008. Date of first publication: November The Hudson R-IX School Board 28, 2008. will accept filings from any qualified resident of the Hudson R-IX School Becky Robb, (s) District for the school board member’s Clerk position from December 16th, 2008 through January 20th, 2009. There will 48-4 be two board positions open to fill for the term of three years. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, Anyone interested in filing for a OF BATES COUNTY, MISSOURI position may pick up the required HONORABLE JOHN M. O’BANNON, forms at the Hudson R-IX School Office JUDGE during regular school days 8:00 a.m. Probate Division to 3:30 p.m. The office will be closed for Christmas vacation from December Case Number 08BS-PR00081 22nd, 2008 through January 2nd, 2009. The office will also be closed January In the Estate of 19th, 2009. The office will be open CHERYL LYNN HENRY, Deceased from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for filing on January 20th, 2009. Notice to Creditors (Small Estate) 49-2 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Cheryl Lynn Henry, Decedent: On November 21, 2008, a small estate affidavit was filed by the distributees for the decedent under Section 473.097, RSMo., with the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Bates County, Missouri. All creditors of the decedent who died on October 19, 2008, are notified that Section 473.444, RSMo, sets a limitation period that would bar claims one year after the death of the decedent. A creditor may request that this estate be opened for administration. Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Bates County, Missouri. Date of first publication: November 28, 2008. Division Clerk: Becky Robb, (s) 48-4 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF BATES COUNTY, MISSOURI, AT BUTLER, FAMILY COURT DIVISION IN RE: The Marriage of CHRISTIE KELLUM, Petitioner, and DAVID KELLUM, Respondent. Case No. 08BS-DR00081 NOTICE ON ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION The State of Missouri to David Kellum: You are hereby notified that an action for Dissolution of Marriage has been commenced in the Circuit Court of Bates County, by Petition, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a Judgment and Decree of Dissolution of Marriage, by Christie Kellum, Petitioner. The properties to be affected are a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Dually and four separate credit cards. The names of all parties to said suit are stated above in the caption hereof and the name and address of the attorney for Petitioner is, Mav Mirfasihi, 215 E. 20th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, (816) 444-7526. You are further notified that, unless NOTICE OF TRUSTEE`S SALE For default in the payment of debt secured by Deed of Trust executed by Rodger J. Cecil, a single person, dated December 4, 2006, recorded on December 13, 2006 in Book 870, Page 214, Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Bates County, Missouri, at Butler, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. at the East Front Door of the Bates County Courthouse, One North Delaware, in Butler, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: All Of Lots Three (3) And Four (4) In Block Eighty-Two (82), In The Town Of Walnut, Now Foster, Bates County, Missouri, to satisfy said debt and costs. Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen, P.C. Successor Trustee Robert M. Swiss, Assistant Secretary Desarae G. Harrah, Assistant Secretary (816) 221-1430 www.mllfpc.com (Cecil, 2030.210) MARTIN, LEIGH, LAWS & FRITZLEN, P.C., AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 49-4 NOTICE The annual City Election of the City of Butler, Missouri, will be held April 7, 2009. The offices to be filled are: One Councilman for Ward 1 (2 yrs.), one Councilman for Ward 2 (2 yrs.), one Councilman for Ward 3 (2 yrs.), and one Councilman for Ward 4 (2yrs.). Candidates must be citizens of the United States and voters under the Constitution of this State and Ordinances of the City. Candidates for Councilman must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age prior to taking office, an inhabitant of the City for one year next preceding his election, and a resident of the Ward from which he is elected six months next preceding his election. Qualified residents of the City of Butler are invited to file at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 22 W. Ohio, between 8:00 a.m. December 16, 2008, and 5:00 p.m. January 20, 2009. Janet L. Kirtley City Clerk PUBLIC NOTICES 49-2 Notice Spruce Township filings for April 7, 2009 Election will open December 16, 2008 and close January 20, 2009. Trustee, clerk and both board member positions need to be filled. Call Gerald Winegardner 660-679-3233 for declaration of candidacy forms. 50-1 Notice of Candidate Filing Mingo Township will be taking filings for the following positions: Township Trustee, two year term; Township Clerk, two year term; two Township Board Members, two year terms. Filings will be taken by Nova Bergschneider, Trustee, 660-499-2276, beginning December 16, 2008, through January 20, 2009, for the April 7, 2009 election. 50-1 Program receives a hard copy of the communication within ten working days of its initial transmission by fax. Otherwise, faxed comments will not be considered. Be aware that periodic changes might be made to the transfer application during the public comment period. The changes are part of the standard review process and ensure that the final version of the transfer application meets all requirements of the state’s surface coal mining and reclamation regulations. All changes, as they occur, will be filed with the County Recorder of Deeds for public review. 50-1 LEGAL NOTICE Anyone in Hudson Township wishing to file for Township Trustee, Clerk, or two Board Members, contact Buddy Butler, Clerk at 660-476-5884 or 660-679-1502. Filings for the April 7, 2009 election open 12-16-08 and close 1-20-09. 50-1 A Tract Of Land Described As Commencing At A Point 25 Feet West Of The Northeast Corner Of The Southwest Quarter Of Section 22 In Township 40 Of Range 31, And Running Thence West 123 Feet 5 Inches, Thence South 252 Feet 5 Inches, Thence Running East 123 Feet 5 Inches, Thence North 252 Feet 5 Inches To The Point Of Beginning, Except That Part Off The North Side Thereof Taken For Street Purposes, All Being In The City Of Butler, Bates County, Missouri, to satisfy said debt and costs. Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen, P.C. Successor Trustee Robert M. Swiss, Assistant Secretary Desarae G. Harrah, Assistant Secretary (816) 221-1430 www.mllfpc.com (Durbin, 5103.312) MARTIN, LEIGH, LAWS & FRITZLEN, P.C., AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, IS ATTEMPTING TO Henry County PWSD #4 will be COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY taking filings for the position of Board INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE Member for sub-districts #4 and #5. USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. These two positions are for 3 year terms. Anyone desiring to become 50-3 a candidate may file at the office at 1-1 1363 NW Graham Road in Urich from December 16, 2008 to January 20, PUBLIC NOTICE 2009 during regular business hours. A Filings for the April 7, 2009 election Election Notice member of the Board of Directors must will open on December 16, 2008 and Public Water be a registered voter who resides in the close on January 20, 2009. There will Supply District #6 sub-district he or she represents. They be two council seats open. Both are two Of Bates County, MO. must have no delinquent taxes, must be years terms. Filing will be accepted at at least 25 years of age, and must have the Hume City Hall Office between the Filing for Board Members of Public resided in the sub-district for at least hours of 9 a.m. and noon, Monday and Water Supply District #6 of Bates 1 year prior to this election. Filing will Friday. Please call with any questions County, Missouri will be held beginning close on January 20, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. 660-643-7111. December 16, 2008 through January 20, 2009. This filing period is for board Joyce Crump, 50-1 members representing Sub-District District Clerk 1 and Sub-District 4. Sub-District 1 PUBLIC NOTICE comprises portions of Summit, Spruce, 50-1 Shawnee and Deepwater Townships. The 3-year term of office on the Sub-District 4 comprises portions of PUBLIC NOTICE Board of Directors of (Consolidated) Summit, Lone Oak and Pleasant Gap The 2 year term of office on the Public Water Supply District No. 2 of Township Residents of these Sub- Board of Directors of Westpoint Bates County/Counties, Missouri, will Districts desiring to file, should do so Township of Bates County, Missouri. expire in the spring of 2009, Chapter with Sandra Dykman or Rose Enlow, Filing will be open from 8:00 a.m. on 247.060 RSMo., as follows: District #6 clerks at the district office December 16, 2008 and before 5:00 Sub-district No. 3 Current Board located at 117 West Ohio Street in p.m. on January 20, 2009. For trustee, Member, Jay Addleman Butler. clerk, two board members. Sub-district No. 4 Current Board 50-2 Member, Shan Julien 50-2 Anyone desiring to become a NOTICE candidate must make written filing with Election Notice the District Clerk at any time after 8:00 Public Water Supply The Miami R-1 School District will a.m. on December 16, 2008 and before District #1 accept Declarations of Candidacy for 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2009. The Of Bates County, MO any person interested in running for a District Office is located at: 101 Pecan position on the School Board in the April St., Amsterdam, Mo. Filing for Board Members of the 7, 2009, election. Persons interested A member of the Board of Directors Public Water Supply District #1 of Bates may file at the Superintendent’s Office must be a registered voter who resides County, Missouri will be held beginning located at Rt. 1 Box 418, Amoret, MO in the sub-district he or she represents, December 16, 2008 through January 64722. must have no delinquent taxes, must be 20, 2009. This filing period is for board Filing will begin on Tuesday, at least 25 years of age, and must have members representing Sub-Districts 1 December 16, 2008 at 8:00 a.m., and resided in the sub-district for at least and 5. Sub-Districts 1 and 5 comprise will continue during the District’s regular one year prior to his or her election. portions of Mt. Pleasant Township. business hours, which are Monday Residents of these Sub-Districts through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 Nason H. Corwine (s) desiring to file should do so with Rose p.m. Filing will end on Tuesday, January Water District Clerk Enlow or Sandra Dykman, District #1 20, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. The District’s clerks, at the water office located at 117 offices will be closed from December 50-1 West Ohio Street, Butler MO 64730. 19, 2008 - January 5, 2009, and again on January 19, 2009, therefore will not IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 50-2 be accepting candidates filing on those OF BATES COUNTY, MISSOURI dates. The District will be closing early PROBATE DIVISION Notice on Friday, December 19, 2008, at 12:30 Filing for the April 7, 2009 election p.m. In the Matter of will open on the 16th of December, 2008 There are two positions available DAVID C. COOK, Respondent and close on the 20th of January, 2009 with three-year terms. for Pleasant Gap Township Trustee, 2 Estate No. 08BS-PR00082 Board Members and Clerk for 2-year 50-3 terms. Interested persons who are ORDER OF PUBLICATION qualified may call 660-679-5754, Philip TRUSTEE’S SALE OF NOTICE OF HEARING Schapeler. ON PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT IN RE: Christopher D Dehn and, OF LIMITED CONSERVATOR 50-1 Anne R Dehn , Husband and Wife Trustee’s Sale: THE STATE OF MISSOURI TO: Notice to Request to David C. Cook, Respondent, Transfer a Surface For default in payment of debt and an alleged disappeared person: Coal Mining performance of obligation secured by and Reclamation Deed of Trust executed by Christopher You are hereby notified that Permit Application D Dehn and, Anne R Dehn , Husband Janette D. McVey has filed a petitioner Filed with the and Wife dated July 25, 2005 and alleging that you have disappeared Missouri Department recorded in the Office of the Recorder since November 18, 2008, and that, of Natural Resources Land of Deeds of Bates County, Missouri in by reason, thereof, you are unable to Reclamation Commission. Book 846, Page 37 the undersigned manage your financial resources so as Successor Trustee, at the request of to prevent loss to them or to provide Pursuant to section 10 CSR 40- the legal holder of said Note will on support and maintenance to persons 6.090(10) of the Missouri Code of State Thursday, January 8, 2009 between legally dependent upon you. Regulations, notice is hereby given that the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., You are further notified that if on December 5, 2008, Continental Coal (at the specific time of 11:25 AM), at the petitioner establishes that you have Inc., 10801 Mastin, Suite 920, Overland East Front Door of the Court House, disappeared or have been forcibly or Park, KS, 66210 filed a request to City of Butler, County of Bates, State illegally detained or have been unable transfer permit No. 2005-01C from of Missouri, sell at public vendue to the to return to the United States for more Oswego Coal Co., Inc., P.O. Box 368, highest bidder for cash the following than thirty days after the above date, the Ottawa, KS 66067 to Continental Coal described real estate, described in said court will appoint a limited conservator Inc. Deed of Trust, and situated in Bates for your estate to manage your financial The new proposed permittee County, State of Missouri, to wit: resources. intends to conduct surface mining in THE SOUTH 245 FEET OF THE The name and address of the an area Southwest of Foster, Missouri. WEST 533.39 FEET OF THE attorney for petitioner is: John L. The precise location of this permit area NORTH 1,654.51 FEET OF Pursley, of McNabb, Pursley & Kinney, is as follows: From Foster go west LOT 1, OF THE SOUTHWEST LLC, P.O. Box 226, 1 North Main, on U Highway to the intersection with QUARTER OF FRACTIONAL Butler, Missouri 64730, telephone 660V Highway. Go south on V Highway, SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 42 679-4153. through the first curve to the west NORTH, RANGE 29 WEST You are further notified that unless and through the second curve back OF THE 5TH PRINCIPAL you file an answer or other pleading to the south. From this point, mining MERIDAN IN BATES COUNTY or shall otherwise appear and defend operations will occur on the east side MISSOURI. against the aforesaid petition within of V Highway, extending approximately to satisfy said debt and cost. 45 days after December 12, 2008, a ¾ mile to the east. Operations will judgment by default will be rendered continue southward from this point MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., against you. through the public road that runs east Successor Trustee You are further notified that the from the third curve in V Highway ( which 612 Spirit Drive above described proceeding has been turns V Highway again to the west), and St. Louis, MO 63005 designated as an adversary proceeding continue to south approximately ½ mile (636) 537-0110 and that the proceeding shall be past the fourth curve in V Highway, all File No: 86546.010809.145481 FC governed by all of the applicable Rules on the east side of V Highway. of Civil Procedure. The land within the boundaries NOTICE of the proposed 651 acre permit area Becky Robb (s) in Bates County, Missouri is more Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Probate Clerk particularly described as all or part of Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no the following tracts in T39N, R33W: information concerning the collection of 50-3 SW1/4; S1/2 of NW1/4; SW1/4 this debt may be given without the prior 1-1 of NE1/4 and W1/2 of SE1/4 consent of the consumer given directly of Sec. 22. NE1/4 of SW1/4; to the debt collector or the express MISSOURI DEPARTMENT NW1/4; W1/2 of NE1/4; and permission of a court of competent OF TRANSPORTATION NW1/4 of SE1/4 of Sec.27. S1/2 jurisdiction. The debt collector is IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ and the N1/2 of NE1/4 and N1/2 attempting to collect a debt and any AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER of SE1/4 of Sec. 28. information obtained will be used for A copy of the transfer application that purpose. This information below is not meant for Permit No. 2005-01C is available for to indicate the availability of any specific public review at: PUBLISH ON: December 12, 2008 vacancy at this time at any location with Bates County Recorder of Deeds 12/19/2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009 Missouri. When vacancies become Bates County Courthouse available, all qualified applicants will Butler, Missouri 50-3 be considered regardless of their race, 1-1 sex, age, religion, disability, or national Missouri Land Reclamation Program origin. Qualified minority and female 1101 Riverside Drive NOTICE OF TRUSTEE`S SALE applicants are encouraged to apply. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 However, applications for Telephone: (573) 751-4041 For default in the payment of debt employment are accepted on a Fax: (573) 751-0534 secured by Deed of Trust executed by continuing basis for various jobs such Shirley A. Durbin, an unmarried woman, as civil engineering, civil technology, Written comments concerning the dated January 27, 2006, recorded on highway maintenance, survey party, transfer of Permit No. 2005-01C must February 7, 2006 in Book 854, Page clerical, and others. Jobs are generally be submitted by 5:00 PM on January 21, Office of the Recorder of Deeds, year-round, full-time employment 12, 2009 to: Bates County, Missouri, at Butler, the except most highway maintenance Director undersigned Successor Trustee will jobs are initially seasonal (temporary) Missouri Land Reclamation Program on Monday, January 5, 2009, at 11:30 employment. P.O. Box 176 a.m. at the East Front Door of the To apply visit www.modot.org or to Jefferson City, MO. 65102-0176 Bates County Courthouse, One North request a paper application, write or Delaware, in Butler, Missouri, sell at call: A facsimile of comments will be public vendue to the highest bidder for MoDOT accepted only if the Land Reclamation cash: Attn: Human Resources Dept. Notice Mound Township filing. Persons interested in filing for Mound Township Board Member, Trustee, or Clerk, should contact Lynn Cox at Rt. 2 Box 133, Butler, Mo. 64730 for application. Filing begins December 16 , 2008 and ends January 20, 2009. 50-1 PUBLIC NOTICE 3901 E. 32nd Street Joplin, MO 64804 (888) ASK MoDOT or (800) 654-5428 50-1 NOTICIA EL DEPARTAMENTO DE TRANSPORTE DE MISSOURI ES UN EMPLEADOR DE IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDADES La Informacion al pie no significa disponibildad de vacantes en este tiempo, en cualquier localidad de Missouri. Cuando las vacantes esten disponibles, todos los postulantes calificadoes seran consideros sin importancia de su raza, sexo, edad, religion, discapacidad, o nacionalidad de origin. Las Minorias califacadas y las aplicantes femeninas, son invitadas a postularse. Como siempre, las postulaciones para empieos son aceptadas en una base continuada para diversos trabajos tales como ingenieria civil, tecnologia ciivl, mantenimiento de auto pistas/ carreteras, trabajos de encuestras, tareas de oficiinas, y otros. Los trabajos son por ano calendario, tiempo complete exeptuando el mantenimiento de carreteras que inicialmento son empleos estacionales (temporaries). Para requerir una aplicacion, escriba o llame a: MoDOT Atencion: Dpto. De Recursos Humanos 3901 E. 32nd Street Joplin, MO 64804 www.modot.org (888) ASK MoDOT 50-1 Election Notice Public Water Supply District #2 Of Bates County, MO. Filing for Board Members of Public Water Supply District #2 of Bates County, Missouri will be held beginning December 16, 2008 through January 20, 2009. This filing period is for board members representing Sub-District 2. 50-1 NOTICE The City of Amoret City will accept filings from any qualified resident of said city for Alderman from the North Ward, Alderman from the South Ward. Each of these offices will be for a two year term. Filing will be open from December 16, 2008 to January 20, 2009. Interested persons may file at the City Clerk’s home by first contacting her at her home or calling 660-925-3439. 50-1 NOTICE Opening date for filing for member for Cornland Special Road District is December 16. Closing date is January 20, 2009. Contact Annette Anderson at 679-3269. 50-1 NOTICE South Hudson Special Road District. Filings for the April 7, 2009 election will open on December 16, 2008 and close on January 20, 2009. Any registered voter who resides in South Hudson Special Road District is eligible to serve as a commissioner. Anyone wishing to file for commissioner for a 3 year term, please make your intentions known to Edward Davis, Sec. or Earl Fischer, Pres. Rt. 3, Appleton City, MO 64724. 50-1 TRUSTEE’S SALE IN RE: Jeffrey Parton and, Stacy Parton , Husband and Wife Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Jeffrey Parton and, Stacy Parton , Husband and Wife dated July 5, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Bates County, Missouri in Book 862, Page 66 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Thursday, January 8, 2009 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (at the specific time of 11:25 AM), at the East Front Door of the Court House, City of Butler, County of Bates, State of Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash the following described real estate, described in said Deed of Trust, and situated in Bates County, State of Missouri, to wit: THE NORTH 156 FEET OF LOT ONE HUNDRED SEVENTYFIVE (175) EXCEPT THE EAST 226.25 FEET THEREOF, AND FURTHER EXCEPT THE WEST 100 FEET THEREOF, ALL IN TOWN COMPANY’S FIRST ADDITION TO ADRIAN, BATES COUNTY, MISSOURI. THE NORTH 156 OF LOT ONE HUNDRED SEVENTYFIVE (175) EXCEPT THE EAST 140 FEET THEREOF, AND FURTHER EXCEPT THE WEST 186.25 FEET THEREOF, ALL IN TOWN COMPANY’S FIRST ADDITION TO ADRIAN, BATES COUNTY, MISSOURI. to satisfy said debt and cost. MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 89288.010809.145846 FC NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 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Call Joe 816-250-2462. z HARD WORKING MOTHER/ DAUGHTER DUO: Looking for houses, offices and construction sites to clean. Dependable and thorough. Please call 660-679-1221 or 303-621-5005. 2a10 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 5, 2008 AKC ENGLISH MASTIFF puppies, males & females. Brindle & apricot, Vet. checked, state licensed, health Homes, Business, Apartments, etc. THE CITY OF RICH HILL is accept- guaranteed. Reserve Now. Ready ing applications until December 31, for Christmas. $500. 913-898-6433 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT: Nicely 2008. The salary is negotiable. We 6b12 furnished or unfurnished, pool, free are looking for a working superintencable TV & HBO starting at $295 in dent with supervisory experience. REGISTERED Black Limousin Bull, Nevada. 417-667-2633. z The superintendent will be responsi- 816-297-2785. 3a26 ble for the repairs and maintenance FOR RENT:1 bedroom apt. Archie in the following departments; elec- FOR SALE: Queensland Blue Heeler Senior Housing. Elderly, disabled tric, water distribution, wastewater pups and started dogs. [email protected] or handicapped may apply. Equal collections, streets, parks, refuse, hotmail.com 417-646-2320. 3b26 Housing Opportunity. “This institution animal control, cemetery and public is an equal opportunity provider and health. Will be required to pass a FREE KITTENS:Great Christmas employer. EEOE 1womz drug test and a criminal background surprise, they’re very cute. 816-297check will be performed. For more 4009. 2a3 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT: Nicely information call 417-395-2223, efurnished or unfurnished. Pool, rec mail your resume to [email protected] PURE BREED YELLOW, black room & laundry. Free cable/HBO, inetvisions,net or you may pickup mouth curs. Born to hunt and make water & trash. Short leases availan application at City Hall 120 N 7th great companions. 660-492-0659. able. $150 security deposit. No pets! Rich Hill, Mo. 4b19 2b3 In Nevada. Starting at $290. 417667-2633. z HELP WANTED:Certified LP driver FOR SALE: 30 young black cows for Deerfield and Ft. Scott area. Full with calf at side, 43 black springer APPLICATION FOR ELDERLY: 2/3 time with benefits. 660-679-4488. cows 3-5 years old. 417-850-1726. bdrm units at Pleasanton Housing z 2a9 Authority, 902 Palm, Pleasanton, KS, 913-352-6289, screening is reWANTED: Someone to cut hedge BOXER PUPPIES FOR SALE: quired. zeow on share. 660-832-4821. 2a3 Flashy & non flashys. Ready Dec. 13 for Christmas. 3 boys, 1 girl left. FOR RENT:Duplex in Freeman. CA, NOW HIRING:Companies desper- Also 1992 Ford F-150. Needs a little CH, $495 month. 816-277-2288 ately need employees to assemble work $700. Call anytime 660-200- z products at home. No selling. Any 6858. nc hours, $500 weekly potential. Info. HOUSTON PLAZA APTS - ADRIAN: 1-985-646-1700 dept. MO-1601. FREE PUPPIES: Just in time for 62 and over or disabled may apply, 2a10 Christmas. Two left, Lab & Heeler income based rent, stove, refrig., mix. Call 816-500-3872. a utility allowance. 816-297-4203. FARM HELP WANTED. Tractor EHO. z experience a plus, cleaning horse FOR SALE: Crossbred Duroc butchstalls. 660-679-4568. b10 er hogs, ready in February. Call after FOR RENT: 1 bedroom apartment 5 p.m. to reserve. 660-499-2289. close to Butler Square, utilities furWANTED: Someone to cut hedge. b nished, no pets. Deposit and refer816-657-2415. a10 ences. 660-679-3691 days. z FOR SALE: Registered Angus bulls, FOR ALL YOUR CARPET & up- performance and semen tested, FOR RENT: Office/Retail building off holstery cleaning needs please call easy calving, all EPDs and ultra- Butler Square. $250./mo. 660-424Cliffs Carpet Cleaning 660-679- sound records available. Jack Bak- 0534. z 5657. z er, Butler, Mo. 660-679-4403. 4b10 OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT: LoHELP WANTED:Administrative as- 2 BLACK 3 YEAR OLD cows, 3rd cated on square in Butler, excellent sistant needed for professional of- period $1000 each. 417-667-1218 condition, includes utilities and DSL. fice in Butler. Full time during Income b10 660-679-3081. 2&4womz tax season. Should be proficient in managing all aspects of a small of- 1 YEAR OLD TEXEL ram lamb, FOR RENT: 1 - 2 - 3 & 4 Bedroom fice, possess good telephone skills $250. 417-667-1218. b10 homes, discount rates, 660-200and people skills. Word Processing 7172 or 660-424-0702. 6b19 a plus, competitive salary. Mail re- FOR SALE: 2 Horses, 2 Walker sume to TBCo, P.O. Box 160, Har- Coonhounds, 2 Beagles and 1 Bea- FOR RENT: 2 possibly 3 bdrm risonville, Mo. 64701. 2b10 gle puppy. 660-679-7403. 2a10 home, detached garage, separate work shop, available immediately. FOR SALE: 4 Beagle pups. Top of For more info, call 660-679-5292 the line rabbit hunting breeding. Call 2b3 660-679-1643. 2a10 Anouncements, Opportunities, Financial FOR RENT: Mobile home, 2 bedServices, Insurance, Loans & Investments room, 2 bath, ca/ch, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher in the country. No SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY: pets. Butler 660-679-5728; 660-200Claim denied? Free consultation. No FOR SALE:Bush Hog rotary cutters, 5627. 2b3 fee until you get paid. BTS Group, loaders and zero turn estate lawn Inc. specializes in appeals and hear- mowers. Schell City T&T, Schell FOR RENT: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, triings. Read the testimonials at www. City, Mo. 417-432-3101. z plex unit in Rich Hill. $500 rent, $500 btsgroupinc.com, 1-800-466-0606 deposit. call Chris Barnett, 913-406SHARE CROP: Need 100 acres cut 5371. 2b10 “DUH” ...I drove to Overland Park & baled. More info, call 660-200and saved $$$s. You gotta be kid- 2001 or 660-267-3555 z FOR RENT: 2 and 3 bedroom housding? Shop Butler and Save! z es, ch/ca, 660-679-4585. b10 HAY FOR SALE:700 5x5 John OGLES OUTDOOR WOOD furnac- Deere wrapped bales of blue stem, FOR RENT in Butler: 2 Bedroom, es. Cost $1545. 417-944-2406. $30. 816-657-4541.2b3 one bath home at 5 S. Olive, New 7beow26 floor covering, central heat, appliHAY FOR SALE, 1-913-206-8232. ances provided. Available now, $350 PUBLIC NOTICE:Filings for the 4a19 per month. 660-200-6162. b April 7, 2009 election will open on December 16, 2008 and close on FOR SALE: Farm Machinery & FOR RENT: Furnished 1 bedroom January 20, 2009. There will be two Equipment. 816-682-4808. 3B26 mobile home. Rent $350, deposit council seats open. Both are two $200. 660-679-4490. z year terms. Filing will be accepted at BIG ROUND HAY BALES: Net wrap, the Hume City Hall Office between birdsfoot grass mix. 68x60. 660-359- NICE FURNISHED APARTMENT, the hours of 9 a.m. and noon, Mon- 1352 4b26 close to town, middle aged person, day and Friday. Please call with any clean, neat & honest. No pets. Availquestions 660-643-7111. 3b10 HAY FOR SALE:Large round or able 1st of January 660-200-7172. small square bales, cow or horse b10 NOTICE FOR BIDS:Bids will be ac- quality. Also alfalfa & straw. 785cepted through December 31, 2008 587-7840 or 913-377-4537. 26b3 FOR RENT: 2 possibly 3 bedroom for the rehabilitation of unit #24 at house, located at 309 N. Water the Golden Homes of Liberal apart- FOR SALE: Wheat Straw $2.50 per Street. Central heat. Available mid ment complex. Please call the man- bale. 816-297-2398.2a3 December. Rent $375 per month. ager at 417-843-3215 to receive a Call Linn Nitsche 660-679-8042 or bid packet. 2b10 2 1/2 TON POLY BULK BIN w/18 ft., 660-679-5655. 2b10 4” auger & motor. 15 Concrete feed BUSINESSMEN/FARMERS: 70% bunks with pipe fence. 816-392- FOR RENT: COMMERCIAL BUILDMissouri NAP tax credits. Contact 4165 b3 ING with studio apartment above Community Food Pantry of Butler. large patio,located 720 W. Ft. Scott, 660-679-3951. 3a10 FOR SALE: Alfalfa hay, no rain, 2nd $500. rent and dep. 660-679-6141 & 3rd cutting. Wire tied, 75 lb. bales, 660-200-5805 b LOCKER BEEF, grain fed. 660-679- $6.50/bale. Straw $3/bale. 417-6674621 / 660-679-5200. b10 9775 2b10 FOR RENT: Lovely 3 bdr 2 bath home located 414 W. Mill $600 rent KID’S BUILD IT YOURSELF proj- HOPPER BUILT CORRALS AND and dep. no pets 660-679-6141 ects. Great Christmas gifts. Corner FENCING, LLC. Dale and Pam Owner/Broker. b Hardware, 107 W. Ohio, Butler 660- Craft, 660-679-9101. Skid Steer and 679-4481. b10 Jack Hammer work, post driving, FOR RENT: 1 bedroom home with tree shearing, continuous fences, detached 2 car garage located 305 BUDWEISER STEINS, 2001-2008 cable fences, barb wire fencing. S. Delaware, Butler $295. rent and (2005, 2006, 2003, 2001, 2007, Materials available for sale. 2a10 deposit. No Pets 660-679-6141. 2004) Grizzells Discount Liquor & b Cigarettes, Hwy. 71 South, Butler, PO 30 FERGUSON TRACTOR, 5 ft. Mo 660-679-4964 b10 JD brush hog, nice condition. $2000. FOR RENT: 3 possible 4 bdr 1 bath, 660-492-2961. 2b10 attached garage, ch/ca $600. rent NOTICE:Protect what you have with and dep. Located 609 Harrison, Butinsurance from COOK INSUR- FOR SALE: International Diesel ler, No Pets 660-679-6141. Owner ANCE Agency, Inc. 660- Tractor, air brakes, wet kit, trailer Broker b 679-6188 Butler, Mo. z puller. $3500. 660-492-2961. 2b10 FURNISHED AND UNFURNISHED: MARJ’S STATUARY:New supply, FOR SALE:Jinma 204 4 WD tractor Apartments, $150-$350, no pets. unique. Fountains, pumps, gazing with loader, nice 25 HP diesel, low 660-679-6141, owner broker. b balls. Open 10 a.m. 71 Hwy, 3 miles hours, 660-200-5805, b North Adrian 1/8 East 816-297FOR RENT:2 bdrm, 1 bath, ch/ca, 2838. eowz FOR SALE: Seeder/fertilizer spread- detached garage, $350 rent and er 3 point PTO hook up model 400 dep. No pets, one year lease, 204 good condition $100. 660-200-5805 S. Mechanic, Butler. 660-679-6141, b owner broker. b (9) Rentals (4) Help Wanted (5) Business & Financial (7) Farm & Garden (6) Animals & Services HAY FOR SALE:Lespedeza fescue HOUSE FOR RENT:2 bdrm, 1 bath, LIMOUSIN BULLS:Blacks and Reds, clover mix 6x5 1/2 rounds rolled attached garage, ch/ca, 2 large Limousin females bred & open, Dou- tight. 660-693-4435.b sheds, $400 rent, dep/ref required. ble J Ranch, 417-842-3353. z Available Jan. 1. 660-679-3598, SPECIAL ON 6’ STEEL POST, 679-4008. a CORN FED BUFFALO OR ELK $4.50 each. 4 Pt. Oklahoma barb MEAT: Sold by pound, 1/4, 1/2 or wire, $64.95 and up. Danny Cox RENT A VERY NICE 3 bedroom mowhole, Also $50 or $75 bundles. Feed Store, Bus. 71 Hwy. Butler, bile home for rent in the country. AwCall for hours and directions. Scott 660-679-4621. b10 nings on most windows and doors. Farms, 660-476-5843, Appleton Storage shed. Large lawn and garCity. z FOR SALE:Used parts, for tractors, den area. We cut the grass and haul combines and other farm machinery. the trash. We are on REA electric RANGE READY SIM ANGUS & Austin Salvage, Butler, Mo. 660- which is cheaper than in town. This BALANCER BULLS: 18-30 mo age, 679-4080. Let phone ring several unit has 2 bathrooms, one with garforage tested on fescue, calving times, please! z den tub and a glass stand up showease, semen tested, guaranteed, er. Some new rugs, frig. with ice large selection of top genetics, utimaker and more. Reasonable rent lize hybrid vigor for more $. More Auctions, Garage & Yard Sales, and deposit. No dogs, small children longevity, more forage genetics to Rummage Sales preferred. Please come out and look lower your feed cost. Quality bred at this one. If you would like a very heifers & cows. 50 years of repunice place to live. 4 miles north and tation seed stock. John Rotert/Bob “Duh”...Have you noticed “your” cost east of rural Butler. 660-679-5667. Harriman, Montrose, Mo., 660-693- of shipping and handling on your a10 4844, 660-492-2504, www.roterthar- purchase from that catalog? Shop riman.com z Butler and $ave! z AMSTERDAM, MO. house for rent: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, freshly painted, REGISTERED ANGUS BULLS: 18- “THIS-N-THAT SALES”, Butler, Mo. new carpet, no pets, large deck. 24 months, low birth weight, good 660-679-7748 Christmas Items, $475 month, security deposit $475. disposition. 660-679-1382. z Small Appliances, Winter Clothes, 660-267-3209. b Tools, Hardware, Used Health Care FOR SALE:100 Fancy Blk/BWF Equipment and more. A lot of unique L&L MINI STORAGE:Units available heifers, bred to Balancer or Angus new and used items at affordable starting at $25. 660-679-0030.z bulls, start calving Feb. 20. 816-657- discounted prices. If you’re house4541. 2b3 hold budget is stretched, check out FOR RENT:Appleton City Senior our inventory. 3b3 Citizen Housing has attractive and BULLS FOR SALE: Sim/Angus, Anspacious 1 bedroom apartments. gus, Simmental, all tested and ready COMPTON CLOTHING will be in Utilities are furnished including cafor turn out. Tested BVD free, DNA Butler Dec. 12 - Dec. 24 at the Re- ble, laundry facilities on site. Ideal for color, etc. Lamar, Mo. 417-214- bekah Lodge Hall 205 W. Dakota. for seniors 62 plus. For information 0290 or 417-825-3022. 3b3 call 660-476-2443. EHO eowz (8) Sales 13 (10) Real Estate For Sale ATTENTION HOME BUYERS: Your home is the most expensive and important purchase you will make. So it only makes sense to have it inspected by a professional. Know what you’re buying before you buy it. TasMar Home Inspections, Butler, 816-260-1903. z ZERO DOWN PAYMENT: If you own your land. 0% interest construction loans and easy financing. Call 877688-4437. z LOWWWWW DOWN PAYMENT: Silver Key land home financing available 2 1/2% down payment. Call for details. Save thousands. Call 877-688-4437. z PASTURE LAND FOR SALE: 115 acres, 3 ponds, barn & additional hay barn, fenced, ready for cattle. Call 913-636-9280, near LaCygne Power Plant. z 95 ACRES FOR SALE:Great hunting and fishing, 2 ponds, plus barn, trees, rolling hills and pasture. 660200-2001 or 660-267-3555. z THE FETTERS 90 DAY SPECIAL $545 PER MONTH: Luxury apartment, The Fetters in Butler. 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, laundry room, garage, dishwasher - stove furnished, central heat/air, maintenance free, available June 1. Contact Thom or Sally Burg, 660-679-4062, 660-200-5740. z THE FETTERS 90 DAY SPECIAL $545 PER MONTH: Luxury apartment, The Fetters in Butler. 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, laundry room, garage, dishwasher - stove furnished, central heat/air, maintenance free, available June 1. Contact Thom or Sally Burg, 660-679-4062, 660-200-5740. z 2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR SALE in Butler, washer/dryer hookup, carport, $37,900. 816-522-7990 2b3 FOR SALE: 1998 Pop up camper, crank-up for easy setup. Sink, stove, refrigerator, sleeps 6. Has propane gas tank. Excellent condition. $1500. 660-679-5517 or 660-200-6155. b10 FOR SALE: Doublewide & Singlewide + Acres, Amsterdam, Close to LaCygne Power Plant, $134K & 79K. 14 A. N. edge of Amsterdam on Y. Sewer & Water $37,500. Western MO Realty Mary Coffman 660-2006033. b FOR SALE: 2 Houses/Country South 11 Courtney & 1104 Country Club Drive, Butler, Western MO Realty, Mary Coffman 660-200-6033 b FOR SALE: Rich Hill. 11th Street, 904 Pine, 5 acres + House $69K, 1024 S. 4th .Western MO Realty, Mary Coffman 660-200-6033. b15 MOVING SALE: 709 W. Vine, Butler $115K. lots of house for the money. Western MO Realty, Mary Coffman, 660-200-6033. b FOR SALE: Ballard Area, 3 acres + house $69K, 5 A. + house $115K, 4A + house $119K Western MO Realty, Mary Coffman 660-200-6033. b FOR SALE: Hume, building lot $5700. Western Missouri Realty, Mary Coffman 660-200-6033. b INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY: Large house with 4 apartments needs work, bargain priced at $8,000. 213 S. Mechanic, 660-2005805, Owner Broker b (11) Recreational For Sale Boats, Motorcycles, Motor Homes, Aviation WANTED:Dead or alive. Used 4 wheelers, 3 wheelers, dirt bikes, street bikes and ATVs, no key or title needed. 816-217-8542, 816-3805161, anytime. z DRIVE TO KANSAS CITY just to eat? Think about the money saved on gas if you eat in Butler...and your meal will cost less also. z 1999 BP BASS 4 HORSE TRAILER: Never used to haul stock, Greenwood floor, like new, kept covered with OSB, new tires, wheels packed, $3000 OBO. 620-224-6629. 2b3 MURRAY GO-CART: Great condition. Great Christmas present. Cannon film camera 913-837-7381. (12) For Sale Anything you might want to sell FOR SALE: Butcher hogs delivered to locker of your choice. Alfalfa hay. 816-657-4426 or 657-2679. z HEDGE POST FOR SALE: 660925-3302. Corners lines & corrals on hedge posts. z FOR SALE: 873 Bobcat Skidsteer, one smooth bucket, cab. Call 660679-8627. 3b26 FOR SALE: Hand fed choice beef. all natural feed used. 660-4765555. a FOR SALE: 4 Ricks of ash wood $40 per. 240 Small sq. bales - Fescue & Lespedeza, no weeds - never wet. 660-679-5389 2a10 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE: 1984, 14x64, 2 bdrm, 2 ba. Must be moved. $5000, OBO 660-925-3314. 3a10 85,000 BTU WARM MORNING, L. P. heating stove w/blower and thermostat. $95. 660-267-3498. a10 FOR SALE:4 cords seasoned split pecan wood, great for BBQ, $150 cord, you pick up. 660-267-3382, cell 816-500-4159. 2b10 WOOD FOR SALE:$100 per cord for oak, $80 cord for mixed. 660492-2368. 4b10 14 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 FOR SALE:Lathe, gear head, 16”x60” Bauji Metal Lathe, taper attachment, English/metric threads, steady rest, 3 & 4 jaw chucks, 3 phase 240 volt, excellent shape! $6000. Or might take partial trade, what do you have? Call John 417825-0217. b GENERATORS;Efco Generators in stock. Young’s Sales & Service, B71 North, Butler, 660-679-4086. z ENERGIZER BATTERIES 20% off. Don’t forget that kid’s toys need batteries for the Holidays. Check us out! Corner Hardware, 107 W. Ohio. 660-679-4481. b10 FOR SALE: ‘05 Englander pellet stove, $950 with new piping. Free, three year old yellow Lab to good home. 660-424-3197 or 816-2972436. b STIHL CHAIN SAWS:Trimmers, electric & gas powered blowers. Parts and service available. J&E Enterprises, 660-598-6725 south of water tower, Rockville, Mo. z HEAVY DUTY RECLINING LIFT CHAIR: On sale now! Furniture City, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-7088. z WALLPAPER EXPRESS OUTLET: Nevada, Mo. Hwy. 71, West Side. 417-667-3030. New stock arriving daily. Hundreds of $5-$7 d/r in stock. Hurry! Unadvertised in-store sales everyday.z COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY: 660679-3951. z STEEL, STEEL, STEEL:Several types. Lots of pipe, square tubing, various sizes. 660-925-3302. z (13) Miscellaneous WANT TO BUY:Boat Repair. P&M Marine Sales, Service & Parts, Call 816-812-6412 5-8 p.m. on weekdays; 10-6 p.m. Monday. Hours Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday 5-8 p.m.; Wednesday 5-8 p.m.; Thursday 5-8 p.m. Closed the last weekend of the month. z WANTED:Used appliances, dead or alive. Mike’s Appliance, 660-6794894. z BUYING: Gold & Silver, watches, sterling silver, flatware, antique jewelry, diamonds, coins, paying top price. Golden Classics Jewelry. 816380-6325z WANTED TO BUY Guns, one or small collection. 660-643-7320/660679-1223. z FOR SALE: Pine Shavings, bagged, easy picking, horse quality. LaCygne area. 785-587-78403b26 FIREWOOD FOR SALE: Hedge, locust oak or mixed. $85. cord. 660696-8253. a10 WANT TO BUY used gym or school lockers. Reasonable price. Please call 816-718-4251. b10 FOR SALE: Seasoned locust wood & hedge. 660-679-6495. a10 CAN YOU DIG IT?Heavy equipment school. 3 week training program. Backhoes, bulldozers, trackhoes. Local job placement. Start digging dirt Now. 866-362-6497 a FOR SALE: Walnut saw logs, close to Butler. 660-679-3679. a MOVED TO MICRO MALL: From Hummingbird, almost new jeans, shoes, baby clothes, books, tools, glassware, DVDs, CDs, games & more. a PISTOL SIG SAUER, 9 MM, $385. 913-285-0277. 2b10 I HAVE A CALENDAR for you, just drop in or give me a call, Randy M. Pitts, Broker, #16 North Delaware Street, Butler, Missouri 64730, 1-660-679-4291. b FOR SALE: A 500 gallon Propane tank, liquid fill hose and valve, $500. Call 660-679-4638. 2a10 YES:We buy, sell and trade antiques and collectibles. The Dusty Attic, 813 North Orange, Butler, Missouri. 660-679-9911. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. everyday. z (14) Automotive WANTED:Junk or abandoned cars, trucks, buses, scrap metal piles, aluminum, copper, radiators, aluminum wheels. 660-643-7320, cell 660679-1223. z REFLEX SPRAY-IN BEDLINERS: Best appearance, most flexible, don’t pay dealer’s markup. Call Joe 816-250-2462. z LOOKING FOR A REBUILDER? Call Bill Marr at Bill Marr Motors, 660-679-3424. z 2006 PONTIAC VIBE:Low miles, good condition, new tires, $9000 OBO. 660-492-2251. z WANTED TO BUY Chevy & GM Performance engine parts, also Chevelle Nova, Camaro, Monte Carlo projects. Wrecks or parts, also, Muncie 4 speeds, any condition. 660-643-7320/660-679-1223. z 2001 CHEVY PRISM. Body & transmission good. Engine uses oil. $100. 1993 Geo Prism. High mileage. Good transmission. Engine good. Some dings - dents and front end issues. $100. take both for $180. 660679-4014. a ‘07 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, Signature. ‘87 Ford pick-up, w/camper. 679-3787. a 2002 GMC Envoy V-6, 4x4, 80K, 14220 - 08 PONTIAC G6 GXP: Only leather, full power $7995. 816-714- 10,500 miles. Leather, moon roof. 6556 or 660-925-3362 b Big beautiful wheels. Like brand new. Sale price $18,690. Jim Falk 2002 FORD MUSTANG, V-6, auto, Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277 90K, $4995 816-714-6556 or 660- www.jimfalk.com We have the best 925-3362b service department any where!!! b 2003 DODGE, 1 ton crew cab, 4x4 Cummins diesel, auto, 21K, 14225 - 08 Cadillac STS. Now here’s full power, mint condition, $22.000. a car!! Luxury Sports Edition. V-8, 816-714-6556 or 660-925-3362 Navigation. You get the idea. Only b 9,500 miles!! Performance, style, luxury. show car. Like brand new!! 00 LINCOLN TOWNCAR, full power, Original Sticker Price $56,305, Sale leather, mint condition 65K, $6995. Price $31,999. Jim Falk Motors, 816-714-6556 or 660-925-3362 Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277 www.jimb falk.com. We have the best service department anywhere!! b 04 DODGE RAM SLT, 4 door, 4x4, auto, full power, beautiful truck, 60K 14228 - 08 Pontiac Vibe. Tilt, cruise, $9995, 816-714-6556 or 660-925- defroster. Power window, locks & 3362 b15 mirrors. Versatile, good looking, economical!! Excellent condition. 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, Z-71, Sale Price $13,975 or Payments 1/2 ton, 4x4, full power, extra clean $254.57. Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, $6995. 816-714-6556 or 660-925- Mo. 660-885-2277 www.jimfalk. 3362 b com. We have the best service department anywhere!! b 2005 JEEP LIBERTY, 4x4, 4 door, 1 owner, full power, mint condition 14206 08 Chevy HHR LS. Full elec$7995. 816-714-6556 or 660-925- tric assist! Like brand new. Sale 3362 b Price $12,390 or Payments $254.57 Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo. 6602005 CHEVY COBALT, 4 Door, 45K, 885-2277 www.jimfalk.com We have auto, air, 35 mpg., excellent condi- the best service department any tion. $6995. 816-714-6556 or 660- where!! b 925-3362b 14245 08 Chevy Impala LT Power 2000 OLDS. SILHOUETTE, 7 pas- everything! Excellent condition!! senger van, full power, extra clean, Sale Price $12,999 or Payments $3500, 816-714-6556 or 660-925- $254.57. Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, 3362 b Mo. 660-885-2277 www.jimfalk.com We have the best service departFOR SALE: 1989 Chevrolet Silvera- ment any where!! b26 do pick-up. Automatic, 4 wheel drive, near new tires. 660-679-7385.a10 14218A - 08 CHEVY MALIBU. Only 800 miles. New body style!! The ‘93 OLDS CUTLASS Supreme, 2 car that’s winning all the awards. door, V-6, automatic transmission. Power everything. Like brand new!! Loaded, high miles, great shape, Sale Price $17,550 or Payments $1400. 913-757-2187 or 913-244- $299.99. Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, 2461. b Mo. 660-885-2277 www.jimfalk.com We have the best service depart2000 GRAND CHEROKEE/Laredo. ment any where!! b 4x4 Quad II trans. Leather, like new tires. Reduced $5250 - offers. 660- 8466A - 07 Chevy Colorado Ex424-3542. a10 tended Cab LT. What a find!!! New car trade in. Only 2,657 miles!!! Full FOR SALE: 1994 Mercury Topaz, power & automatic. Let’s just call it has electric problem, $250. Leave new!! 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Adult driven, 417-681-0418. a FOR SALE:1998 Ford Taurus, 4 dr, auto & ac, 30 mpg, newer rubber, high mileage, excellent condition, $2000. 660-679-9097 or 417-6842711. b REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS LUCILLE MUNDEY Bates County Recorder of Deeds Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2008 Edith McMurray to Edith McMurray & Tina O. Morriss & Stephen B. Morriss: Lot 27 & W 46 ft of Lot 28, original town, Adrian. Alan Dale Dines to Jeremy Parker & Bobbie Jo Parker: SW/4 of NE/4 of Sec. 22, Twp. 40, Range 31, Butler, described. Charley E. Mitchell & Angela M. Mitchell to Mitchell Ranch: SW/4 of Sec. 2, Twp. 41, Range 30, described; S/2 of SW/4 of NE/4 of 11-41-30; NW/4 of 11-41-30; W/2 of NW/4 of NE/4 & NW/4 of SW/4 of ne/4 of 11-41-30, described; W/2 of NE/4 of 11-41-30, except described. Linda Beasley & Marie Bartlett to Joe Hetzer & Pamela S. Cooper: SE/4 of NW/4 of Sec. 23, Twp. 40, Range 31, Butler, described. Shawn M. Jackson & Jennifer Dennis to Ronald Sturdevant & Wanda Sturdevant: E 330 ft of W 660 ft of S 660 ft of SW/4 of SW/4 of Sec. 14, Twp. 42, Range 33. Ronald Sturdevant & Wanda Sturdevant to Shawn M. Jackson & Jennifer Dennis: E 330 ft of W 660 ft of S 660 ft of SW/4 of SW/4 Sec. 14, Twp. 42, Range 33. James Walter Yoss (Co-Trustee) & Carolyn June Toss (Co-rustee) & James Walter Yoss Trust 6-28-1990 to Adrian United Methodist Church: Beg, NE Cor of NW/4 of NE/4, W 165 ft, S 1320 ft, E 165 ft. SE Cor of NW/4 of NE/4, N 1320 ft to POB Sec. 20, Twp. 40, Range 31. MG & Company to Mitchell Ranch: S/2 of Lots 1 & 2 of SW/4 of Sec. 30, Twp. 40, Range 29 & N/2 of Lots 1 & 2 of NW/4 of Sec. 31, Twp 40, Range 29 Twp. 40, Sec. 31. Court MARRIAGE LICENSES Lucille Mundey Recorder of Deeds James Franklin McLanahan, Amsterdam, 52, and Tammy Lee McNeill, Amsterdam, 39. William Leon Bush, Rich Hill, 30, and Renee Lynn Miller, Rich Hill, 29. CIRCUIT COURT James K. Journey, Judge Diana Rich, Clerk December 1-5, 2008 Andrew William Diehl v Jessica Avelyn Diehl, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage filed. Christopher Mark Hoss v Shelly Dawn Hoss, Dissolution of Marriage is granted. Vicki Wright v Donnie Crust, Full Order of Protection is entered. James Brian Ayler v Dale Wright, Petition for Order of Protection filed. James Ayler v. Bonnie Ayler, Petition for Order of Protection filed. St v. Lyle Herman, I: Felony aggravated assault, II: Felony aggravated stalking, set for 12-15-08. Jerry Copeland v Lyle Herman, Request for Renewal of Ex Parte Order is denied. Janet Copeland v Lyle Herman, Request for Renewal of Ex Parte Order is denied. Janet Dirks v. Lyle Herman, Request for Renewal of Ex Parte Order is denied. Elston Dirks v. Lyle Herman, Request for Renewal of Ex Parte Order is denied. Martha E Fox v Lyle H Herman, Request for Renewal of Ex Parte Order is denied. Laurel Jill Clark v. Robert Clark, Dissolution of Marriage is granted. Casey Mc Cartney v Rashanda Gilkey, Petition for Order of Protection is dismissed by Court. Respondent appeared, Petitioner did not. St v. Mike R Barnhart, Felony DWI, set to 12-15-08. St v. Shannon Walters, Felony forgery, set to 1-20-08. St v. James A Vinson, Felony assault, set 12-15-08. St v Bobby Wayne West, passing Felony bad checks, set 12-15-08. Kenneth E Foster v Phyllis Shirley Ann Foster, Termination of Child Support filed. Patrol participating in Lifesaver Weekend Col. James F. Keathley, Superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the Patrol’s participation in the 2008 C.A.R.E. Lifesaver Weekend scheduled to begin just after midnight on Friday, Dec. 19 and ending at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 21. Troopers across the state will be actively enforcing all traffic-related statutes during this period with emphasis on seatbelt use, aggressive driving, excessive speed, and driving while intoxicated. Troopers have been asked to maximize Patrol visibility in an effort to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes. This goal of Lifesaver Weekend is to increase public awareness and to make Missouri’s roadways as safe as possible. Please allow plenty of time for your holiday travel, reduce your speed, wear your seatbelt, and don’t drink and drive. Drivers are reminded to allow plenty of distance between vehicles, especially in inclement weather. If you see a driver you feel may be impaired or a danger to the public, you are encouraged to report it to the Patrol. Aggressive or impaired drivers may be reported by calling at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on your cellular phone. The Missouri Road Condition Report number is 1-800222-6400. ASSOCIATE DIVISION COURT John O’Bannon, Judge Becky Robb, Clerk Traffic & Small Claims Jean Galloway Nov. 17-Dec. 5, 2008 State vs. Joshua W. Ackerman, pursuing/taking wildlife illegally, guilty plea, fined $200 and $77.50 costs. Ronnie D. Allen, speeding, $110 written guilty plea. Eric L. Allison, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, guilty plea, given SIS and placed on probation 2 years on conditions pay $10 CVC and $104.50 costs. Pamela J. Arwood, speeding, $100 written guilty plea. Karla R. Barrett, I-fail to secure child; II-fail to fasten seatbelt, $20 written guilty plea. John E.L. Bato- Graham, fail to display plates, guilty plea, fined $100 and $66.50 costs. John E. L. Bato-Graham, I-no valid license; II-fail to fasten seatbelt, guilty plea, fined $110 and $66.50 costs. Jonathan D. Bergman, fail to display plates, $90 written guilty plea. Jonathan C. Bergman, speeding, $150 written guilty plea. Ally S. Bettels, speeding, $90 written guilty plea. Jamie L. Bise, passing bad checks, guilty plea, given SIS and placed on probation 2 years on conditions pay $10 CVC and $104.50 costs. Randale L. Blackman, speeding, $150 written guilty plea. Tyler J. Bland, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $256.50 written guilty plea. Paul E. Bogart, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $200 written guilty plea. Jeremiah J. Bohannon, fail to stop at stop sign, $100 written guilty plea. Brook A. Breckenridge, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $140 written guilty plea. John P. Browder, I-fail to equip vehicle with horn; II-fail to fasten seatbelt, $266.50 written guilty plea. Amanda R. Brown, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $200 written guilty plea. Ryan W. Burk, speeding, $100 written guilty plea. Lindsey L. Bussell, speeding, $190 written guilty plea. Anita M. Byrd, speeding, $556 written guilty plea. Courtney B. Campbell, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $180 written guilty plea. Connie L. Caple, speeding, $150 written guilty plea. Teri L. Cashell, speeding, $150 written guilty plea. Clark D. Christensen, DWI, guilty plea, given SIS and placed on probation 2 years on conditions perform 40 hours community service, attend VIP and SATOP, pay $10 CVC and $104.50 costs Christina E. Clark, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $256.50 written guilty plea. Mistina L. Clay, speeding, $190 written guilty plea. Amanda A. Coffman, speeding, $150 written guilty plea. Justin D. Colin, I-fail to equip vehicle with horn; II-fail to fasten seatbelt, $160 written guilty plea. William C. Conrad, pursuing/taking wildlife illegally, guilty plea, fined $422.50 and $77.50 costs, sentenced to 30 days (SES) and placed on probation 2 years on condition no hunting during probation. William C. Conrad, pursing/ taking wildlife illegally, guilty plea, fined $422.50 and $77.50 costs, sentenced to 30 days (SES) and placed on probation 2 years on condition no hunting during probation. Penny E. Cox, speed- ing, $100 written guilty plea. Patricia R. Craig, fail to fasten seatbelt, $10 written guilty plea. Carole S. Culpepper, I-speeding; II-fail to fasten seatbelt, $200 written guilty plea. Carole S. Culpepper, fail to secure child, $10 written guilty plea. Devin W. Cumpton, DWI, guilty plea, fined $500 and $104.50 costs, $117 MSHP, board bill of $140 and $10 CVC, sentenced to 6 months (SES) and placed on probation 2 years, serve 4 days shock and attend VIP and SATOP Wendy J. Davenport, speeding, $100 written guilty plea. Edril R. Davis, fail to fasten seatbelt, $10 written guilty plea. Nathan M. Davis, I-speeding; IIfail to fasten seatbelt, $100 written guilty plea. Paige M. Debrot, I-no valid license; II-fail to fasten seatbelt, $100 written guilty plea. Daniel L. Distler, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $160 written guilty plea. Matthew L. Dodds, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $256.50 written guilty plea. Andrew B. Douglas, pursuing/taking wildlife illegally, guilty plea, fined $422.50 and $77.50 costs, sentenced to 30 days (SES) and placed on probation 2 years on condition no hunting during probation Andrew B. Douglas, pursuing/ taking wildlife illegally, guilty plea, fined $422.50 and $77.50 costs, sentenced to 30 days (SES) and placed on probation 2 years on condition no hunting during probation Randall E. Dugan, fail to display plates, $90 written guilty plea. Cheri R. Engelhardt, fail to register, $90 written guilty plea. Koren N. Erickson, fail to affix plates, $90 written guilty plea. Arlene K. Finklang, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $160 written guilty plea. Kassia E. Forsberg, speeding, guilty plea, fined $283.50 and $66.50 costs Caleb B. Franklin, speeding, $90 written guilty plea. J. T. Galloway, vision reducing material, $80 written guilty plea. Jennifer M. Gast, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $200 written guilty plea. Kyle D. Gibbens, I-speeding; IIfail to fasten seatbelt, $200 written guilty plea. Kyle D. Gibbens, displayed plates of another, $90 written guilty plea. Billy G. Good, Jr., fail to wear protective headgear, $25 written guilty plea. Billy G. Good, Jr., no valid motorcycle license, $90 written guilty plea. Maria K. Griffiths, fail to register, $90 written guilty plea. Christopher T. Hale, pursuing/taking wildlife illegally, $100 written guilty plea. James D. Hall, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $256 written guilty plea. William S. Hansen, drove wrong direction, $250 written guilty plea. Kayla M. Hardee, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $150 written guilty plea. Dustin B. Harder, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $170 written guilty plea. Steven S. Hastings, fail to display plates, $90 written guilty plea. Dwight C. Heiserman, fail to equip vehicle with horn, $140 written guilty plea. FCS Financial FLCA vs. Skippy R. & Janice Heckadon, judgment for Plaintiff for $20,282.46, attorney fees of $2,000 and costs; interest to continue at 10.45% per annum. Olathe Medical Center vs. Joyce & Rodney Ellis, judgment for Plaintiff against Rodney only for $700.24, interest of $96.12 SEE PAGE 15 For Sale 2005 EZ-GO ST 4x4 side by side ATV ROP Bar, Heavy Duty front brush guard, full windshield w/fold-down upper half Bikini top, on the go front and rear diff lock. Always kept inside ONLY 250 HOURS $5000 Call 417-321-6054 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 15 COMMENTARY PAGE Regretted buying a radio An affiliate publication of the Cross County Xchanger Bates County, Mo. Combining and continuing the Bates County News-Headliner FOUNDED OCTOBER 5, 1984 5 North Main St., East Side Square, P.O. Box 210, Butler, Mo. 64730 Telephone (660) 679-6127 • FAX 660-679-4905 Published Each Friday Periodicals Postage Paid at Butler, Mo. Post Office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to news-Xpress, Box 210, Butler, Mo. 64730 USPS 731-730 Jim and Carol Peters, owners C.A. Moore, Editor/Publisher MEMBER MISSOURI PRESS ASSOCIATION Subscription Rates Single copy - 75¢ + 6¢ tax Bates County - $34.91 Elsewhere in Mo. - $38.93 Online Edition - $38.93 Amounts include sales tax. Copy Deadline -- Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. From the Scriptures: It is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.—1 Peter 3:17. •Editorial Comment S His mission: A little peace and quiet tate Senator-elect David Pearce (R-Warrensburg) has filed three significant bills for consideration when the 2009 legislative session opens. His proposals, he declares, would create jobs, better protect the security of Missourians and protect consumers from automated telephone calls. While his Missouri Quality Jobs Act and reformation of the private jail industry to better ensure the safety of Missouri families makes a lot of sense, perhaps at this particular time, Pearce’s Senate Bill 43 to continue an effort to expand Missouri’s No-Call list to include cell phones and fax messages, as well as ban automated phone calls, including those during the political season, no doubt will trip a lot of triggers. “Missouri families are sick and tired of being interrupted at home by recorded messages telling them who they should and should not vote for,” Peace says. “Plus, there is no reason why the same No-Call list protections shouldn’t also apply to our cell phones and fax numbers.” To which we whole heartedly agree. A s we all know, certain events, especially of a tragic nature, are indelibly planted in our minds as long as we’re around. There’s a never-ending list. Examples: The assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, his brother Bobby and the Rev. Martin Luther King. More recently, the 9-11-11 terrorists attacks on the United States. The older generations readily recall The Great (as if it were great) Depression in the 30’s. But above all, Pearl Harbor—December 7, 1941, the 67th anniversary of which was commemorated this past Sunday—the unprovoked bombing of the U.S. Naval base that plunged our country into World War II against Japan and Hitler’s Nazi Germany. FOR YEARS after, the question was asked repeatedly, “Where were you on that fateful day.” It brings an abundance of responses. A businessman said he was only 10 years old. On that Sunday afternoon, he, his dad and mom and older sister were relaxing in their living room listening to one of their favorite programs on the radio—a Xpressions C.A. Moore variety musical show. “All of the sudden came the shocking news,” he said when a bulletin was flashed—’We interrupt this program’... and the rest is history.” He said his dad was an army veteran of World War I, serving part of his duty in France. “Dad, of course, knew all about war and this announcement certainly got his attention.” AS YOU WILL read in our letters to the editor section, Ron Phillips said he almost wrecked his dad’s truck when the news came on the vehicle’s radio. **** Now comes Eeland Spears of Butler with her recollections. Her husband, the late Elwin Spears, was employed at Norton Seelinger’s Western Auto store just off the X’s no longer mark the spot R obert Griffey and I helped pull the “X”s off the runway last Wednesday, after the painting crew finished its work, just in time for cold, windy weather to move in. Still, some pent-up demand for flying would not be denied and several aircraft were in, including an Army Guard Apache helicopter that blew in as the striping work concluded. A 1964 Cessna 310F twin came in, as did a Piper Cherokee Six and a Cessna 172. Locally, Jim Ferguson flew his Cessna Skylane, the Beech Musketeer was up, Alvin Griffin ferried his Beech Bonanza N35 and Randy Miller exercised the Cessna Skyhawk. Bob Griffey flew a Cessna 150 to Mosby and back. Last Sunday, Dec. 7, was perfect for flying, like the one 67 years ago at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The 350 planes from the Japanese Imperial Navy changed forever the emphasis on heavily armed battlewagons of the sea, sinking all eight of our big battleships. But our three aircraft carriers Blue Yonder LeRoy Cook were at sea, and those proved to the foundation of a new strategy. The Japanese people paid a terrible price for their military’s folly, as foreseen by Admiral Yamamoto immediately after the attack. The new edition of the Kansas City sectional aeronautical chart came out late last month, and if you find it more difficult to find one than usual, don’t take it personal. The FAA’s national chart office has taken a leaf out of instrument chart maker Jeppesen’s book and is raising the minimum volume to remain a chart dealer from $500 per year to $5000. This means small airport operators won’t be able to sell enough Right to Repair most critical Veterans’ alert! The editorial comment in last week’s News Xpress could not have said it better: i.e. “We Must Never Forget” (our veterans). In the National Elks pledge those are part of the very words: “We shall never forget, never forsake” our veterans! Let’s hope everyone did, indeed, read the item. Mr. Editor, the facts were well written. I, too, do well remember that fateful day on December 7, 1941. When I heard the bad news of the Pearl Harbor attack over the radio of my dad’s truck while I was traveling with it, I nearly wrecked it! I suddenly realized that I would no doubt be a rather early “draftee.” I was that, indeed. Every year around Veterans week there are many organizations in Bates County that honor our veterans in many ways. The local Bates County Elks Lodge is one of them. This year, as in the past, they provided guests with a free turkey dinner. If you are a veteran and you didn’t attend, then you missed a really good meal. According to Bates County Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Terry Agnew, the Lodge served nearly 100 meals to area veterans and their guests. Early plans for next year, according to Terry, are to include popular entertainers from out of town. It’s not “nailed down” yet, he says, but maybe you need to note in your new 2009 calendar. (More on that later via the local news media. It’s always on a Sunday and the turkey dinner and activities start at 12:30 p.m. That makes it convenient for all area veterans. Sounds like it could be one of the highlights of the season!—Ron Phillips, Butler. Giving up your birthright On Nov. 4, my husband and I both voted. Several people say they didn’t. I remember Dec. 7. so many men and women died so we could vote. To give away your birthright when so many are still fighting for it, they really need to wonder why they give it away so quickly. —Nita Johnson, Butler Bearing bitter fruits Earlier this week marked the commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day. What we tend to forget is that if we had not overthrown and occupied the Kingdom of Hawaii, that tragedy would not have happened. Our interference in other nation’s affairs continue to bear bitter fruits to this day. Such actions, including those leading to the current quagmire in Iraq, tend to cast us in a most unfavorable light. Hawaii was the first step down an unfortunate path, but may provide an excellent opportunity to do the right thing. Let us free Hawaii, in so doing we may earn good will and a fresh start for our country.—J.L. Flint, Butler. Disgusting orange I wonder if I am the only taxpayer in Bates County who is appalled at the disgusting color of orange that adornes the “cat walk’ of our otherwise beauriful Bates County Courthouse?—Ruth B. Marr, Route 1, Amoret. Reuters reports the number of U.S. car dealerships closing is expected to increase into 2009, with as many as 3,800 dealerships at risk of closure because of dwindling sales and tighter credit, according to a newly released study by Grant Thornton LLP. With so many car dealerships in America projected to close next year, the need for the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) is even more critical to car owners than ever before. The fact is there already aren’t enough dealerships in all the right places to keep every motor vehicle serviced, repaired and operating safely. Now it appears this situation is going to become worse. Without the Right to Repair Act, millions of motorists may be forced back to fewer dealers for service, making convenient and affordable local auto repair a thing of the past. In addition, many motorists may northeast corner of the square (late occupied by Furniture House and presently the home of Jan Rush’s E.B.T. ) Eeland said relatives (the late) Roy and Lora Greer of the Ballard community had purchased a radio from Western Auto, and Elwin and Eeland drove out to the Greer’s home Sunday afternoon where Elwin was to install the radio. “HE GOT IT all hooked up and said, let’s try it out to see if everything’s working OK,” Eeland quoted her husband to say. “The first thing that came on was word of the attack on Pearl Harbor,” Eeland said. She added that under the circumstances Roy wished he hadn’t bought the radio. **** If you want to read a meaningful Christmastime story, with a local angle to boot, catch the “Quotes from Yesterday’s Kids” portion of Louise Bisby’s “Yesterday’s Kids” column in this edition. It takes place on a farm during war time in the 1940’s and has a sad-then-happy ending, along with the involvement from the First Baptist Church. charts to keep a dealership. Like Jepp, NACO says big distributors will set up low-volume dealers as retailers, but I know how that works. Even fewer pilots will have current charts if this goes through. We wanted to know if anyone had spotted the World’s Largest Biplane in the sky last week. We were talking about the NASA Space Shuttle carrier, a Boeing 747-100 with the shuttle Endeavor on its back. The conjoined pair was to leave Edwards Air Force Base on Saturday and one of the refueling stops was Whiteman AFB, so it may have been possible to see the big biplane as it cruised over. Range is reduced from 5,500 miles to only 1,000 with the shuttle attached, mostly because the rig can’t fly above 15,000 feet and speed is reduced to Mach .6, roughly 375 mph. Okay, next week’s question is, what’s the angle of the glideslope directed by the PAPI system at Butler airport and, by the way, what’s PAPI stand for? forgo important vehicle repairs due to the added costs of fuel and travel time because there is no dealership in the area. The Right to Repair Act was introduced in Congress to protect vehicle owners by making it illegal for manufacturers to withhold safety alerts and repair information from car owners and their trusted repair shops. Please visit www.righttorepair.org.http://righttorepair. org?> send a letter to each of your congressional representatives, urging them to support the Right to Repair Act by adding their names to the growing list of co-sponsors. Sincerely Aaron Lowe, Vice-President, Government Affairs Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association 7101 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1300 Bethesda, MD 20814-3415 Phone: 301-654-6664 The generosity of Missourians By Gov. Matt Blunt Government is most often not the solution to many of our society’s challenges. I applaud the private and charitable organizations that offer their compassionate support to those whose needs exceed the taxpayer resources of state government. The generosity of Missourians is truly inspiring, especially during the Christmas season. As I travel the state I constantly have the opportunity to see how our fellow citizens are going out of their way to help those in need. I believe the most powerful sources of charity, virtue and shared prosperity in our society are found in families, churches, charities and free markets. If we really desire effective government, we must engage these well-springs and cooperate more often with organizations of faith. By partnering with them we can help transform lives and empower Missourians to make lasting positive change for the future. This is why my administration has sought out ways to get Court news... FROM PAGE 14 and costs; interest to continue at 10% per annum. Capital One Bank vs. James G. Calahan, judgment for Plaintiff for $1,465.93, interest of $428.08, attorney fees of $284.10 and costs; judgment to bear inter est of 27.60% per annum. Palisades Collection vs. Helen Briggs, judgment for Plaintiff for $5,986.99, interest of $1,557.44 and costs; interest to continue at 9% per annum. Sterling Equities vs. Joseph & Brian Braden, et al, judgment for Plaintiff for $8,000 and costs, interest to accrue at statutory rate. The news-Xpress e-mail: [email protected] more people of faith involved in our state-administered social programs. I recently had the privilege to assist with the Salvation Army’s 2008 Tree of Lights Campaign. I am thankful for the many charitable organizations in Missouri like the Salvation Army and their volunteers that provide support to their neighbors during their time of need. It is an honor to participate in this annual campaign and be a part of the memorable holiday tradition of outreach and care. It is my hope that Missourians will continue to volunteer and donate to worthy organizations like the Salvation Army not only during the holiday season but throughout the year. Whether it is taking part in volunteer projects to improve their communities or helping neighbors in need, Missourians are known for their generosity and compassion. 16 News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008 FROM PAGE 12 NOTICE NOTICE Filing will be open from December 16, 2008 to January 20, 2009 for three positions on the Bates County Health Center Board of Trustees. The positions will be for a four year term. Interested persons who are qualified may file at the County Clerk’s office in the Courthouse between the hours of 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30 weekdays. Marlene Wainscott Bates County Clerk Filing will be open from December 16, 2008 to January 20, 2009 for a position on the Bates County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. The position will be for a five year term. Interested persons who are qualified may file at the County Clerk’s office in the Courthouse between the hours of 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30 weekdays. Marlene Wainscott Bates County Clerk 50-1 50-1 Support your local stores When I was in Harrisonville the other day I met a lady named Carol McNally. I am not sure if the spelling is correct, I did not ask how to spell it. We had been talking about Christmas. She showed me a nativity she was buying her granddaughter. She said that her granddaughter really wanted one. I told her there was a very pretty Nativity in front of the church in Merwin. Who ever built it and painted it must be proud, it is gorgeous. I mentioned if you know where Merwin is. She said yes she did because many years ago she lived in Amsterdam. She said it was the best land she had ever lived on. It grew things so well and the people there where all so kind and caring for each other. I told her I lived here and how much I love it to. She said she moved to the city to be closer to her family. What pressure to buy toys when they keep going on about the economy. I am not so sure what to buy anymore or if I have any options. All of our jobs here are going to the slaves in other countries. We as the consumer can get a better bargain if it was made by slaves. Did you know there are 250 million kids in our world between the ages of 5 to 15 working illegally. Many are slaves and suffer cruel conditions. Why are we not concerned about that. It kind of seems selfish to want more for our kids at the cost of others being treated horribly. I think our greediness has set us up for no jobs here. I do not feel I have done anything to help the matter. It is very difficult to find anything made here in America. We have such high demands as everyone owes us something. I just hope I can figure out way to be helping with our economy and not supporting cruelty when I shop this year. It really is a tall order I do not believe I can satisfy myself with, but I really want to try and learn how to help. We dug our own hole. I hope we can dig ourselves out. I pray for the children and people being mistreated for my Tips for raising kids in today’s technology age StatePoint • Technology invades every aspect of daily life for today’s typical kids, from the moment they wake to cell phone alarms until they fall asleep to tunes on their iPods. Unlike their TV-age parents, tweens and teens can’t imagine life without instant access to everything from online entertainment to merchandise to other people. Parenting, however, has become a bigger challenge in this age of instant gratification, with the generation gap a huge crater separating parents from children. It doesn’t have to be this way. The same technology that surrounds kids can be used to help educate and socialize them. “Technology and its privileges can pose a deterrent to raising healthy kids, but also can be a great asset to parents if they take good advantage of all the new world has to offer,” observes Dr. Michael Osit, a clinical psychologist and author of the new book, “Generation Text: Raising WellAdjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything” (AMACOM Books). “Today’s kids are poised to become the best informed, most literate generation ever. This opportunity largely is contingent on their parents’ ability to understand new technologies and monitor a myriad of influences,” stresses Dr. Osit, who is a father of three. Here are several tips from the new book “Generation Text” on how to use technology to educate and socialize children: • Make technology available and demonstrate appropriate use. The family computer belongs in an easily accessible, easily monitored room. Equip it with hardware and software conducive to learning: a word processing program, a multimedia presentation program and an audio mixer with an external microphone. Guide children on performing Internet searches and using tools, from Spellchecker to PowerPoint. • Choose software that helps your child grow cognitively and socially. Ask your child’s teacher for recommendations. Read online reviews on such sites as Superkids.com and talk to other parents. When selecting video games, look for values consistent with your own and sensitivity to cultural, gender, racial and ethnic diversity. Pay attention to violence, stereotyping and lack of respect for authority, whether the game is for a second grader or a teenager. • Network and play with your child. Pull up a chair next to the computer and offer to help with homework. Challenge your child to a Nintendo Wii game. Encourage kids to join social networking sites such as MySpace.com and Facebook.com, with proper monitoring. • Develop a mastery of technology. Kids, especially teenagers, often consider parents clueless. By mastering technology you’ll gain credibility. Then, you and your child can pool tech skills and work as a team. • Boost self-esteem. Many kids are satisfied with efforts they consider “good enough.” Use technology to motivate children to improve average assignments for rewards of excellent grades and positive feedback. Also recognize what moving up to the next level in video games means to a child and praise these accomplishments. • Reinforce a work ethic. Children’s cherished gadgets can be used to teach them to care for, appreciate and maintain their possessions. Teach responsibility by refusing to unconditionally replace lost cell phones or video game controllers. • Use technology to compensate for weaknesses. Kids with fine motor problems can learn efficient keyboarding so their written work is printed. Shy kids can feel more socially confident using text messaging, instant messaging and e-mail. Skillful gamers can display prowess to other kids when they’re not athletically inclined. For more practical techniques for raising kids in today’s world, read Osit’s new book, “Generation Text.” Technology can be a hindrance or an asset to raising well adjusted kids.—Submit Continuing the tradition Donna Sewell’s Butler R-5 kindergarten class continued a tradition Monday started some 10 years ago by a then faculty member, Judy Tingley. The project—to build Candyland Houses for the holidays. Among volunteers overseeing the construction were Lucy Armstrong (seated) and standing from left: Jean Bateman, Lorraine Horner, Bud Armstrong and High School Cadet Jenna Miller. Representing the entire class were (from left): Trent, Landyn, Hayley, Dakota and Katie.—Staff photo. own selfishness and convenience. I stopped in at Byrds pecans today to pick up my pecans. I really enjoyed talking to Maryann Byrd. She really seemed to care about many people from around here and knows many. I tried to follow , but it takes me a little bit of time to figure out who is who, and who is related. We got on the subject about cancer. She said Kobe Black was to have a surgery today. My Dad has cancer. I talk to him every so often, I did not grow up with him and know many of you better than I do him. I do wish him well though. I heard on the radio that there was a new breakthrough on tracking cancer cells. They seemed very hopeful it will help tracking and detecting cancer in the future. I have lost an Aunt and a second cousin from cancer and hope they keep making new breakthroughs. So many have hung lights this year. More than I have ever seen. They look very nice. There is also a very nice display at a house in Merwin. Do not forget to support our local store’s in Bates County. McBee’s General Store has meat packages that you can purchase or their brats make a good gift. I gave some last year. There are many other great stores to support. Thanks to Leona too at Leona’s Mini Mart she got more of those mints I am addicted to. We are thankful for the massive supply of potatoes the Hedrick’s and Brown’s delivered to many of us. They are always so busy helping one way or another. I heard that one of Chris’s daughters gave her win on Round and round... the stocking back so someone else could win. What a generous kid, they are teaching her well. I had so much more to tell you, but I all ready forgot, so have a good week and take care. Devon Page (right) and brother Austin Page, were among the many who admired the elaborate toy train layout of Charlie Post of Show Me Model Railroad Company, Grandview, Mo., who was one of several exhibitors at Saturday’s Toy Train and Antique Toy Show sponsored by the Butler Chamber of Commerce. The show was held in the gym of the former high school.—Staff photo.