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Saturday, July 20, 2019

This date in history: Man walks on the moon

We were glued to our televisions as three astronauts fought last minute problems while nearly running out of fuel- something that would have been a tragic ending, all while America watched. 

However, the end result was nothing short of a miracle...read the incredible story of man's first steps on the moon July 20th, 1969:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/apollo-11-50th-anniversary-of-moon-landing-defining-moment-in-history/

Friday, July 19, 2019

Break in at Youth Building in Butler

The Butler Police Department is seeking public assistance with any information on the person(s) who broke into the Bates County Fair Youth Building and office sometime after Tuesday of this week.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131.



Stop it!

From the Butler Food Pantry:

We are so frustrated with the deadbeat thieves stealing from us! 

We are locking the donation building but unfortunately thieves are stealing from the donations that are left outside after business hours.

So, it would be helpful if you bring your donations between 9:30am and 4:30 pm during our Mon-Sat business days. 


This allows us time to get the donations locked up. Thanks! 


Obituary - Rodger Alan Tenholder

A Memorial Funeral Mass Service will be held for Rodger Alan Tenholder (May 12, 1962 - July 11, 2019) of Saginaw, Texas at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri. 

The Funeral Mass Service date and time are yet to be determined and will be announced later from the Hill and Sons Funeral Home of Appleton City, Missouri.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda Tenholder, of the home; two sons, Zachary Tenholder and Charles Tenholder (Katelyn); two stepchildren, Tasha Jones (Josh) and Jay Stover (Theresa); his mother, Myrna Tenholder; two sisters, Kimberly Lynch and Kristi Gengler (David); three grandchildren: Lilly Tenholder, Maddie Tenholder and Uryiah Tenholder; three step-grandchildren: Jace Jones, Brooke Jones and Ryder Jones

Along with his father, Don Tenholder, Rodger was also preceded in death by one nephew, Shawn Lynch.


Some rain would be good...

Dangerously hot conditions will persist through tomorrow but we'll get a little break starting on Sunday with  slightly cooler temps and a chance of showers (hello, humidity).

Temps will hang around the 90 mark through next week, we'll take it- even if it's only a small improvement over what we have now. 


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Come to the fair!

The BOOK fair, that is. It's happening now at the Butler Public Library through Saturday.

Please support the book fair, as money raised this year will support next year's cause. Just a note, about $1,000 raised last year is funding the fair now.

We'll see you at the library!


Actually 90 might feel good

Dangerously hot conditions will prevail through Saturday, but forecasters are promising that there is a good chance of rain, and more importantly, cooler temps starting on Sunday.

We realize 'cooler' is a relative term- while it will be staying right around 90 during the first part of next week, at least it will be better than what we have right now.

Stay out of the sun if possible; wear a hat and sunscreen if you do have to be out. Avoid soft drinks; water is the best bet.

Think you're getting too hot? Here are the signs of heat stroke:

Throbbing headache.
Dizziness and light-headedness.
Lack of sweating despite the heat.
Red, hot, and dry skin.
Muscle weakness or cramps.
Nausea and vomiting.
Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak.
Rapid, shallow breathing.

If you have these symptoms, seek medical help immediately.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Dog escapes; goes shopping

Sorry for the dramatic headline but this pup found her way to the Dollar Store in Adrian a short time ago and really wants to go home.

Currently she's being taken to Sage Animal clinic in Butler. If you know the owner, please let them know where he's at.