eal joy comes not
from ease or riches
or from the praise of men,
but from doing something
Butler, Bates County
Missouri 64730
Vol. 38
No. 50
December 12, 2008
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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
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
for the Dec. 26 edition
5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22
for the Jan. 2 edition
5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
nJerry Harke is director of issues management for the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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
Contestants in Butler’s
Holiday Lighting Contest
FIRST PLACE: Dennis and Tammy Appleberry, 512
North Main.
SECOND: Nick and Chris Hudson, 711 Country Club
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
$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
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
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
Linton has distributed “No
Snow in Kalamazoo” to over
550 radio stations in Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin, South
and North Dakota, Iowa and
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
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.
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.
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.
n Pamela Seider
2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 small can crushed pineapple, well
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.
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.
(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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008
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
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,
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
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
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
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!
Fire, Police Emergencies
(city limits Butler only 911)
Police, 679-6131
TIPS Hotline, 200-2000
Sheriff, 679-3232
Fire Dept., 679-3456
Ambulance, 200-7070
Hospital, 200-7000
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home. Independent submissions must be accompanied
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The deadline for the
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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
there are several ways to
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• 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. To meet security requirements, pack products in
containers of three ounces or
less in a quart-size, zip-top,
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News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008
Mo-Kan’s Hertzog
runner-up in
national auctioneer
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
(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
Make cuts just outside
the branch collar for quick
wound closure.
Avoid leaving stubs.
Keep tools sharp and
“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
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,
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
“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
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
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
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
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)
• Invest in fertilizer if you
are looking to limit taxes by contact your local MU Ex-
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
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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
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
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
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“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 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
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
•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
•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
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
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
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.
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
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: 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.
• 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.
•Dec. 4: Check well being,
Sr. Housing; Prowler, 804 E.
Pine; Property damage, 300 S.
•Dec. 7: Odor investigation, West Central Ag; Animal
neglect, 901 E. Maple.
Santa here
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, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 12, 2008
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Hume led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter and took control in the
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
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.
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.”
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
It’s a funny thing about those foreign cars. Most
of the people who can afford them can’t get into
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
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
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
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
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
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
See you there, Butler High
School auditorium, Dec. 15 during intermission between JV and
varsity basketball games.—Coach
Jack Duda.
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,
NEVC & Miami, JVB/VG/VB, 5:30
Kingsville @ Archie, JVG/VG/VB,
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,
n Wrestling
December 13
Smithville Invitational Varsity (Butler) 9:30
Polo Varsity Tournament (Adrian)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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.–
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
Judge or Division:
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
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
representative’s business address is:
R.R. #1, BOX 48A, El Dorado Springs,
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
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
Bates County, Missouri.
Date of decedent’s death: January
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
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.
Anyone interested in filing for a
position may pick up the required
HONORABLE JOHN M. O’BANNON, forms at the Hudson R-IX School Office
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
from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for filing on
January 20th, 2009.
Notice to Creditors
(Small Estate)
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)
IN RE: The Marriage of
Case No. 08BS-DR00081
The State of Missouri to David
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
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
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
(Cecil, 2030.210)
The annual City Election of the
City of Butler, Missouri, will be held
April 7, 2009. The offices to be filled
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
(Durbin, 5103.312)
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
a candidate may file at the office at
1363 NW Graham Road in Urich from
December 16, 2008 to January 20,
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,
members representing Sub-District
District Clerk
1 and Sub-District 4. Sub-District 1
comprises portions of Summit, Spruce,
Shawnee and Deepwater Townships.
The 3-year term of office on the
Sub-District 4 comprises portions of
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
clerk, two board members.
Sub-district No. 4 Current Board
50-2 Member, Shan Julien
Anyone desiring to become a
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
West Ohio Street, Butler MO 64730.
19, 2008 - January 5, 2009, and again
on January 19, 2009, therefore will not
50-2 be accepting candidates filing on those
dates. The District will be closing early
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
terms. Interested persons who are
qualified may call 660-679-5754, Philip
IN RE: Christopher D Dehn and,
50-1 Anne R Dehn ,
Husband and Wife Trustee’s Sale:
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
Deed of Trust, and situated in Bates for your estate to manage your financial
The new proposed permittee County, State of Missouri, to wit:
intends to conduct surface mining in
The name and address of the
an area Southwest of Foster, Missouri.
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
LLC, P.O. Box 226, 1 North Main,
on U Highway to the intersection with
Butler, Missouri 64730, telephone 660V Highway. Go south on V Highway,
through the first curve to the west
You are further notified that unless
and through the second curve back
you file an answer or other pleading
to the south. From this point, mining
or shall otherwise appear and defend
operations will occur on the east side
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
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
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
SW1/4; S1/2 of NW1/4; SW1/4
this debt may be given without the prior
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
NW1/4; W1/2 of NE1/4; and
permission of a court of competent
NW1/4 of SE1/4 of Sec.27. S1/2
The debt collector is
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
applicants are encouraged to apply.
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
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,
12, 2009 to:
Bates County, Missouri, at Butler, the except most highway maintenance
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 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
accepted only if the Land Reclamation cash:
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
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.
3901 E. 32nd Street
Joplin, MO 64804
(888) ASK MoDOT or
(800) 654-5428
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:
Dpto. De Recursos Humanos
3901 E. 32nd Street
Joplin, MO 64804
(888) ASK MoDOT
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.
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.
Opening date for filing for member
for Cornland Special Road District is
December 16. Closing date is January
20, 2009. Contact Annette Anderson at
South Hudson Special Road
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.
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:
to satisfy said debt and cost.
Successor Trustee
612 Spirit Drive
St. Louis, MO 63005
(636) 537-0110
File No: 89288.010809.145846 FC
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
The debt collector is
attempting to collect a debt and any
information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
PUBLISH ON: December 12, 2008
12/19/2008, 12/26/2008, 01/02/2009
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AA MEETINGS:Tuesdays 8 p.m.,
old high school, Pine & Havana; Fridays 8 p.m., Passaic. Contact 660679-5977.
HAIL DAMAGE:Roof and siding
repair. For free estimate call R&K
Construction, Roy Welliver, 816804-5297.
WORK: Quality work at reasonable
rates. Residential or small commercial. Over 20 years experience. Call
Jerry at Mattingley Masonry, 816862-6818.
nate monthly heating bills with CenAFFORDABLE HEALTH INSUR- tral Boiler Outdoor Wood Furnace,
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Must have references Southern 297-2228.
Cass County. 816-806-2197. 2b10
Yamaha Rhino Side-By-Side ATV or building. Remodeling of all kinds,
receive a recall letter from Yamaha deck, room additions, pole barns,
on this ATV? You may be entitled roofing, painting, drywall and trim.
to compensation. Contact Attorney Can do it all. References. 660-200z
Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. 5167 Home 816-297-8807
BUY A MATTRESS?GET A FOUN- remodel, over 20 years experience.
DATION FOR $1, get a frame for Kitchen or bath remodel, decks, win$1. Furniture City, Clinton, MO. 660- dow & door replacement, trim, dry
wall, electrical, roofing, any type of
home or barn repair. 816-738-1238,
THANK YOU THANK YOU MAR- 816-297-8763.
GARET COOK! We enjoy all the
great treats you bring us. We wish “DUH”.. Let’s drive to Kansas City
you a happy holiday season.The “X and save some money on our grocery bill! “Duh” what about the price
Group” a
of gas? The Miles on the car or
RANDY truck? Shop at home and $ave!
PITTS! And thank you so much for
the candy and nuts! We enjoyed JOHNSON EXCAVATION & LANDthem very very much.THE “X” SCAPING: Mini backhoe service,
trenching service, landscaping hydro
dump trailer, reasonable rates. Call
Dayton 417-395-4499, cell 660-4240006.
(2) Business
EBAY IT 4 ME, 315 Main, Amsterdam, Mo. We now pack and ship
UPS! We also sell packing supplies.
DIAMOND DRYWALL:20 years ex- 660-267-3631.
perience. Taping, finishing, some
hanging, spraying and texturing. CUSTOM DRAPERIES & UPHOLCall for estimates. Cell 913-208- STERY: Blinds, shades, verticals
and minis, reasonable 40 years ex8778, home 816-619-4670.
perience. 660-267-3103.
All kinds of home & business repair,
Cleaning, Remodeling, Contracting
Medicare Supplement? Call David
Noble 1-800-838-5576. In business
over 20 years.
Restoration and Refinishing on
Modern or Antique furniture. Nevada, Mo. 417-944-1003
moved & set (incl bsmt set), releveling, skirting installation, etc. 913244-4203.
Senior citizen discount. Licensed
and insured for your protection. For
estimates please call 660-464-1061.
Please give us a call 660-679-3737.
MORE: Siding, soffitt, facia, win- FOR RENT: 2 bdr. apt. ch/ca, water
dows, free estimates. Call Clint, and lawn care pd. 108 S. Thompson, $350. rent and dep. No Pets,
660-200-5484, 660-679-3364.z
660-679-6141 Owner Broker. b
PERFECT HEAT:No inside mess,
forced air heat, wood warmth and FOR SALE:1991 Winnebago 18’
all the hottest water you can use. box truck model 950 Cummins die660-598-4191. HARDY OUTSIDE sel, 660-200-5805, b
CONSTRUCTION:Bobcat, drain cleaning, 24 hr service. No
backhoe & dump truck work, drive- extra charge for nights, weekends &
ways, culverts, excavation, water holidays. 660-679-9927.
lines, septic systems, gradework,
building pads, pond work, etc. Rea- CHRISTMAS SALE: Horse Tack,
sonably priced, quality work. Call Western Decor, Preowned Jeans,
Rex 660-925-3138, cell 816-510- Glassware, Kids’ Clothes, Gift Items,
Books, CD’s Antiques & Collect0048.
ables, Lots and Lots of Stuff. Micro
RENTAL: Mall, 615 W. Adams. 660-679-3676.
Constn, public events, parties, etc.
Reasonable rates & good service. PLUMBER ON DUTY, Monday - FriMobile John, LLC, Lonny, 660-679- day, 8-5:30 p.m. No job too small.
Corner Hardware, 107 W. Ohio, But8627.
ler 660-679-4481. b
commercial and roll off service for STUMP REMOVAL:Quality service,
Worland, Foster and Hume area. reasonable rates, Call for estimates.
Daryl Koehn 417-395-2475. z
duck lakes, fence rows cleaned,
concrete waterers, water lines, sewers demolitions, site preps, will do
work to hook up your manufactured
home. Dozer backhoe, loader work.
Call 660-693-4434. z
available to rent year around. Parties, meeting, seminars, weddings,
be sure to book ahead. For information 660-679-0134. zeow
(3) Personal Care
Adult & Child Care, Chiropractors,
Counseling, Doctors, Dentists, etc.
CAN’T WORK:Disabled? Social Security Disability claim denied? Free
consultation. No fee until you get
paid. BTS Group, Inc. Specializes in
hearings and appeals. Read the testimonials at,
1-800-466-0606. z
CONSTRUC- Medicare Supplement? Call David
TION:660-679-0713. All types of Noble 1-800-838-5576. In business
remodeling, bathrooms, kitchens, over 20 years.
flooring, texturing, decks, windows,
licensed electrician and plumber.
home mom to watch your children.
Opening for two children, full time,
R&K CONSTRUCTION:Vinyl siding, part time, newborn to five years.
windows, home repair, certified vinyl Butler. 660-227-9130. installer, free estimates. Roy WellivWANTED:In home aid 3 hours a
er, 660-267-3698. z
day. 5 days a week. 660-476-0128.
Kentucky, Adrian, Mo.
Painting. Mike Crow. 660-424-9149. 3rd and
Free Parents Night Out, for ages 6
months - 7 years. Dec. 13th, 4:30
MIKE SHEPARD FENCING: and p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Pizza, crafts, games
Bobcat Work. Bid per job. 660-492- and lots of fun. Call to reserve at
816-297-8741. b10
that classic or antique car, reasonable prices. Call Joe 816-250-2462.
DAUGHTER DUO: Looking for
houses, offices and construction
sites to clean. Dependable and thorough. Please call 660-679-1221 or
News Xpress, Butler, Mo., Friday, December 5, 2008
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.
The superintendent will be responsi- 816-297-2785.
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, 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.
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.
In Nevada. Starting at $290. 417667-2633.
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
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.
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.
hours, $500 weekly potential. Info.
1-985-646-1700 dept. MO-1601.
FREE PUPPIES: Just in time for 62 and over or disabled may apply,
Christmas. Two left, Lab & Heeler income based rent, stove, refrig.,
mix. Call 816-500-3872.
utility allowance. 816-297-4203.
experience a plus, cleaning horse FOR SALE: Crossbred Duroc butchstalls. 660-679-4568.
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.
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.
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
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.
homes, discount rates, 660-200and people skills. Word Processing
7172 or 660-424-0702.
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
Anouncements, Opportunities, Financial
FOR RENT: Mobile home, 2 bedServices, Insurance, Loans & Investments
room, 2 bath, ca/ch, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher in the country. No
pets. Butler 660-679-5728; 660-200Claim denied? Free consultation. No FOR SALE:Bush Hog rotary cutters, 5627.
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.
plex unit in Rich Hill. $500 rent, $500, 1-800-466-0606
deposit. call Chris Barnett, 913-406SHARE CROP: Need 100 acres cut 5371.
“DUH” ...I drove to Overland Park & baled. More info, call 660-200and saved $$$s. You gotta be kid- 2001 or 660-267-3555
FOR RENT: 2 and 3 bedroom housding? Shop Butler and Save! z
es, ch/ca, 660-679-4585.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
2 1/2 TON POLY BULK BIN w/18 ft., 660-679-5655.
4” auger & motor. 15 Concrete feed
BUSINESSMEN/FARMERS: 70% bunks with pipe fence. 816-392- FOR RENT: COMMERCIAL BUILDMissouri NAP tax credits. Contact 4165
ING with studio apartment above
Community Food Pantry of Butler.
large patio,located 720 W. Ft. Scott,
FOR SALE: Alfalfa hay, no rain, 2nd $500. rent and dep. 660-679-6141 & 3rd cutting. Wire tied, 75 lb. bales, 660-200-5805
LOCKER BEEF, grain fed. 660-679- $6.50/bale. Straw $3/bale. 417-6674621 / 660-679-5200.
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.
Hardware, 107 W. Ohio, Butler 660- Craft, 660-679-9101. Skid Steer and
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 &
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,
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
Agency, Inc.
660- Tractor, air brakes, wet kit, trailer Broker b
Butler, Mo. z
puller. $3500. 660-492-2961. 2b10
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,
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,
owner broker.
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(4) Help Wanted
(5) Business &
(7) Farm & Garden
(6) Animals &
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,
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.
nings on most windows and doors.
Farms, 660-476-5843, Appleton
Storage shed. Large lawn and garCity.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
call 660-476-2443. EHO
(8) Sales
(10) Real Estate
For Sale
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,
your land. 0% interest construction
loans and easy financing. Call 877688-4437.
Silver Key land home financing
available 2 1/2% down payment.
Call for details. Save thousands.
Call 877-688-4437. z
acres, 3 ponds, barn & additional
hay barn, fenced, ready for cattle.
Call 913-636-9280, near LaCygne
Power Plant.
95 ACRES FOR SALE:Great hunting and fishing, 2 ponds, plus barn,
trees, rolling hills and pasture. 660200-2001 or 660-267-3555. z
$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.
$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.
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.
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.
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,
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
Large house with 4 apartments
needs work, bargain priced at
$8,000. 213 S. Mechanic, 660-2005805, Owner Broker
(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.
eat? Think about the money saved
on gas if you eat in Butler...and your
meal will cost less also.
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.
FOR SALE: 873 Bobcat Skidsteer,
one smooth bucket, cab. Call 660679-8627.
FOR SALE: Hand fed choice beef.
all natural feed used. 660-4765555.
FOR SALE: 4 Ricks of ash wood $40 per. 240 Small sq. bales - Fescue & Lespedeza, no weeds - never
wet. 660-679-5389 2a10
14x64, 2 bdrm, 2 ba. Must be moved.
$5000, OBO 660-925-3314. 3a10
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.
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.
GENERATORS;Efco Generators in
stock. Young’s Sales & Service, B71
North, Butler, 660-679-4086. z
Don’t forget that kid’s toys need batteries for the Holidays. Check us
out! Corner Hardware, 107 W. Ohio.
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.
electric & gas powered blowers.
Parts and service available. J&E
Enterprises, 660-598-6725 south of
water tower, Rockville, Mo. z
CHAIR: On sale now! Furniture City,
Clinton, Mo. 660-885-7088. z
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
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.
WANTED:Used appliances, dead
or alive. Mike’s Appliance, 660-6794894.
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.
FOR SALE: Pine Shavings, bagged,
easy picking, horse quality. LaCygne
area. 785-587-78403b26
locust oak or mixed. $85. cord. 660696-8253.
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.
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.
Hummingbird, almost new jeans,
shoes, baby clothes, books, tools,
glassware, DVDs, CDs, games &
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.
(14) Automotive
WANTED:Junk or abandoned cars,
trucks, buses, scrap metal piles, aluminum, copper, radiators, aluminum
wheels. 660-643-7320, cell 660679-1223.
Best appearance, most flexible,
don’t pay dealer’s markup. Call Joe
Call Bill Marr at Bill Marr Motors,
2006 PONTIAC VIBE:Low miles,
good condition, new tires, $9000
OBO. 660-492-2251.
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.
‘07 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, Signature. ‘87 Ford pick-up, w/camper.
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
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- We have the best
service department any where!!!
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
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 We have the best service
department anywhere!!
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.
com. We have the best service department anywhere!!
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
Price $12,390 or Payments $254.57
Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo. 6602005 CHEVY COBALT, 4 Door, 45K, 885-2277 We have
auto, air, 35 mpg., excellent condi- the best service department any
tion. $6995. 816-714-6556 or 660- where!! b
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
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,
Mo. 660-885-2277
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.
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!! Sale Price $15,180 or Paymessage 660-679-3291.
ments $264.33. Jim Falk Motors,
Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277 www.
8026 - 08 Pontiac Vibe. side impact We have the best serairbags. Sun roof. Antilock brakes. vice department anywhere!! b
Automatic sport package. 17” Alum
wheels. Brand new, no miles!! List 8079A - 07 Infinity, G35 Coupe, New
Price $22,130 Sale price $17,999!!! car trade in!! Only 17,712 miles!!!
New Car! Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Heated leather. Power or electronic
Mo. 660-885-2277 www.jimfalk. everything. Moon roof. Like new!!!
com. We have the best service de- Sale Priced $25,680. Jim Falk Mopartment any where!!!
tors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277 We have the best
8256 - 08 Pontiac G6 GT. Coupe. re- service department anywhere!!
mote Start. Sun roof & sound pack- b
age. 18” Alloy wheels Stabilitrak. GT
Street Edition. List Price $26,720 8454B - 07 BUICK LUCERNE:
sale Price $19,114!!! New Car!!!Car! CX, Leather, loaded!! Only 25,899
Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660- miles!!! Traction control. Just like
885-2277 www. We new. Sale price $16,677 or Payhave the best service department ments $286.73. Jim Falk Motors,
any where!!!
Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277, www. We have the best ser8268 - 08 Pontiac GT Coupe. Pre- vice department anywhere. b
mium package. List Price $24,925
sale Price $17,613. New Car! Car! 14048A - 08 Toyota Camry SE. Only
Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660- 9989 miles!!! Tilt, cruise power win885-2277 www. We dows, locks & mirrors. Nearly perhave the best service department fect condition!! Sale Price $18,250
any where!!!
Jim Falk Motors, Clinton Mo., 660885-2277 We have
8428 - 08 Chevy Impala SS. Sun the best service department any
roof. Convenience package. CD where!!
changer. List Price $31,935 Sale
Price $25,282!!! New Car!! Jim Falk 4234A - 05 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277 Only 46,600 miles. All the power
www. We have the best equipment. Spoiler & new tires. Very
service department any where!!!
nice. Sale Price $9,650 or Payments
$283.58. Jim Falk Motors, Clinton,
Mo. 660-885-2277
8416 - 08 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid. We have the best service departMoon roof. Loaded. Brand new. List ment any where!!! b
Price $52,780 Sale Price $40,405.
Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660- 4236A - 05 CHEVY MALIBU: Full
885-2277, We power, extra clean. Sale Price $8580
have the best service department or Payments only $213.08. Jim Falk
Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277 We have the best
8433 - 08 Chevy Impala LT. Split service department any where!!!
bench seat. rear spoiler. Anti lock b
brakes. New demo!!! List Price
$24,495 Sale Price $18,259. Car! 8419A 05 Chevy Silverado, 1500
Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660- Crew Cab 4x4, Z71. Only 43,825
885-2277 www. We miles!!! New car trade in!!! Talk
have the best service department about loaded, it’s got it all. Excellent
any where!!!
condition. Heated memory leather.
Sale Price $17,640. Jim Falk Mo8465 - 08 Chevy Malibu 2 LT. Pre- tors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277
mium audio. Rear power package. We have the best
Premium mat package. HFV6 en- service department any where!!!
gine package (6 unbelievable op- b
tions) New Car!! List Price $26,885
Sale Price $21,280. Car! Jim Falk 4280A 06 Jeep Commander 4x4.
Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277 Only 29,400 miles!! Power everywww. We have the best thing. Third seat. Like brand new!!
service department any where!!!
Sale Price $12,640 or Payments
$257.02 Jim Falk Motors, Clinton,
Mo. 660-885-2277
9031 - Chevy Tahoe Hybrid 4x4 We have the best service departMoon roof. Loaded. Brand New!!! ment any where!!! b
List Price $56,500 Sale Price
$49,273. Car! Jim Falk Motors, Clin- 4281A 06 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
ton, Mo. 660-885-2277 www. jimfalk. Crew Cab SLT. Power everything!!
com We have the best service de- Sliding rear window. Big Horn Edipartment any where!!!
tion. Chrome tubes & wheels. Like
new!!! Sale Price $15,880. Jim Falk
9093 - 09 Chevy Traverse AWD Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277
2 LT. Dual skyscrape moon roof. We have the best
Heated leather sets. Touch screen service department any where!!!
navigation/rear camera. Rear seat b
entertainment. Trailering package.
Brand New!!! List Price $43,280 4282A 06 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4.
Sale Price $37,632. Car! Jim Falk Only 24,700 miles!!! Full power. Like
Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277 brand new!!! Sale Price $12,290 or
www. We have the best Payments $248.23. Jim Falk Moservice department any where!!!
tors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277
b10 We have the best
service department any where!!!
14055 - 07 CADILLAC ESCA- b
LADE: 4x4, memory heated leather,
equipped as a Cadillac should be. 4 14247A - 04 ISUZU ASCENDER
captains chairs. Nicest SUV there 4x4: Tilt, cruise, defroster, power
is! Beautiful like new. Sale price windows, locks & mirrors. Very
$31,999. Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, sharp. Extra clean. Sale price
Mo. 660-885-2277, www.jimfalk. $8,650. Jim Falk Motors, Clinton,
com. We have the best service de- Mo. 660-885-2277
partment anywhere.b
We have the best service department any where!!! b
14211 - 07 CHEVY COBALT: LT,
only 24,900 miles. Tilt, cruise, power 8200A 04 Chevy Silverado Crew
windows, locks & mirrors. Sharp car. Cab Z71 4x4, 58,280 new car trade
Like brand new. Sale Price $10,988 in miles!! Lots of equipment!! Excelor Payments $196.43. Jim Falk lent condition!! Sale priced $16,640
Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277 Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo. We have the best 885-2277 We
service department any where!!!
have the best service department
2005 Chevy Impala LS, 65K, Aluminum wheels, spoiler, silver gray interior. Nice car $8400. 913-709-8421.
14217 - 07 SATURN ION 3: Only
27,200 miles! Tilt, cruise, power winFOR SALE: Super chip for 04 or dows, locks & mirrors. The perfect
05 Ford 6.0 diesel, $175. 660-492- car. Extra clean! Sale Price $10,677
or Payments $182.57. Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo. 660-885-2277
FOR SALE: 2006 Ford Fusion, We have the best
33,000 miles, great condition, 816- service department any where!!!
729-7571 or 816-297-4521. 2b10 b
take off parts, pickup bed, tailgates,
wheel and tires, 16 inch wheels and
duals. Store open one block West of
Casey’s in Appleton City, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cell
660-492-3786. Phone 660-4765342. eowz
COWS: 2-6 years of age, weighing
1200-1300 lbs., calving early February. This is an outstanding herd of
very gentle cows. Will sell part or all,
$1100 each. 417-483-3295. a
8255 08 Pontiac G6, GXP Coupe.
Remote start. Adjustable pedals.
Sun roof & sound package. 18”
Chrometech wheels. List Price
$28,670. Sale Price $21,183!! New
Car! Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo.
660-885-2277 www. We
have the best service department
any where!!!
8349 - 08 Torrent. Brand New. List
Price $23,835 Sale Price $18,502.
Car! Jim Falk Motors, Clinton, Mo.
660-885-2277 www. We
have the best service department
any where!!!
68,000 miles, 6 disc CD changer ,
built-in DVD player, 20 mpg city, 23
hwy. Adult driven, 417-681-0418.
FOR SALE:1998 Ford Taurus, 4 dr,
auto & ac, 30 mpg, newer rubber,
high mileage, excellent condition,
$2000. 660-679-9097 or 417-6842711.
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,
Alan Dale Dines to Jeremy Parker
& Bobbie Jo Parker: SW/4 of NE/4 of
Sec. 22, Twp. 40, Range 31, Butler,
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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for Plaintiff for $20,282.46, attorney fees of $2,000 and costs;
interest to continue at 10.45% per
Olathe Medical Center vs.
Joyce & Rodney Ellis, judgment
for Plaintiff against Rodney only
for $700.24, interest of $96.12
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Regretted buying a radio
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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...
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.
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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
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.
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
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
• Choose software that helps
your child grow cognitively and
socially. Ask your child’s teacher for recommendations. Read
online reviews on such sites as 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
• 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 and, 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
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.