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Lady Blackhawks end season in second round of districts


After winning their first round of district play last Monday night at Sherwood, the Lady Blackhawks volleyball team earned the right to go back on Tuesday to take on the Holden Lady Eagles in the second round. Adrian struggled to get anything going in the first game as Holden defeated them 25-9. The Lady Blackhawks regrouped and played much better volleyball in the second game but still came up short, 19-25. The Lady Blackhawks ended their season with an overall record of 13-16.

To celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary


Charles and Naomi Murray’s children invite family and friends to an anniversary celebration Saturday, November 1, 2012, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Adrian Christian Church, N. Old 71 Highway, Adrian, MO. Your presence is their gift.

R-3 students earn green cards


Adrian Elementary students earn green cards at lunch for good behavior. They total them as a class at the end of each quarter. At the end of first quarter, Mr. Schupp’s third grade class had the highest number of green cards. They were treated to a special lunch to celebrate winning the most green cards challenge for the first quarter.

Super Bowl Champions


Right: After coaching his Adrian little league flag football team to a Superbowl victory, Blackhawks Head Coach Jeremiah Reynolds led his 3rd and 4th grade (gold) tackle football team to an 8-6 Superbowl win over the rival Archie Whirlwinds. The Blackhawks showed tremendous teamwork.

UCM Festival of Champions


The Adrian Blackhawks Drumline and Color Guard participated in the University of Central Missouri Festival of Champions on Saturday, October 20, 2012. The Drumline took first place honors and the Color Guard took second place.

Right: Drumline L-R:  Alan Shatto, Nathan Oates, Kalene Kiesel, Joey Frazier, and Dakota Gray.  Not pictured: Willie Jacks and Sarah Garringer. 

Far right: Color Guard:  L-R: Jordan Loughridge, Ashley Riley, Rachel Gray, and Christlen Dodson.

(photos by Sherri Oates)

We Are Who We Are



Another year of Adrian Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) kicks off with the chapter attending Region 12 Fall meeting. Forty one chapters present with a total of 946 members. Region 12 President, Kireston Luptak, and Vice President, Josie Lovejoy, traveled to Sedalia with advisor, Mrs. Julie Carr on Wednesday night. On Thursday, October 11 the Adrian FCCLA chapter loaded up two buses with fifty-five members and made their way to State Fair Community College for the meeting.

Marjorie Louise Harris 1938 – 2012

Marjorie “Louise” Harris, 74, Archie, Missouri, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Adrian Manor in Adrian, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian with visitation from 10:30-12:00 at the chapel. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adrian United Methodist Church “Building Fund” or “Noisy Bucket”.

Miles Edward Burris III 1964 - 2012


Miles Edward Burris III, “Eddie,” 48, of Leavenworth, KS was reunited with his mother and father in heaven Saturday, October 27, 2012. Eddie was born on March 7, 1964 at KU Medical Center to Miles E. Burris, Jr. and Dora M. Fretwell.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel Friday, November 2, 2012. Visitation begins at 10 am, funeral to follow at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Armed Forces Bank, 2901 S 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048.

James Gary Beachner 1947 - 2012

James Gary Beachner, age 65 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at his home in rural Butler. He was born September 19, 1947 to James Lawrence and Mary Kathryn LaForge Beachner in Girard, Kansas.

Funeral services were Monday, October 29, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Dr. Terry Davis officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to the Wyatt Guest House of Ellis-Fischel Cancer Center.

William E. (Bill) Bradley 1925 – 2012

William E. (Bill) Bradley, Butler, Missouri, passed away on October 24, 2012. Memorial services were held Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Ohio St. United Methodist Church in Butler with private inurnment at Oak Hill cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Ohio St. United Methodist Church, Butler, MO or Heartland Hospice, 612 W. Ft. Scott, Butler, MO.

Rick Lee Doll 1956 - 2012

Rick Lee Doll, age 56 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born January 21, 1956 to Orville Dale and Sally Marie Kassner Doll in Butler.

Memorial services were Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Contributions to National Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association.

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Former Civil War battleground to be dedicated as a State Park


The Battle of Island Mound skirmish was October 28-29, 1862, southwest of Butler. It involved the first black troops engaged in combat with the enemy during the War Between the States. The 40-acre former battleground is now a state park and plans are being finalized for the official dedication on Saturday, October 27.

Adrian Optimists honor Students of the Month


The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.

Blackhawks score big win over El Dorado to end regular season play



The Adrian Blackhawks traveled to El Dorado Springs to take on the Bulldogs in the final matchup before state football playoffs begin. 

Lady Blackhawks fall to El Dorado Springs; Win first round of District play

The Adrian Blackhawks varsity volleyball traveled to El Dorado Springs for their last regular season game. The Lady Blackhawks were defeated 18-25 in the first game and 19-25 in the second. Coach Robards commented, “The girls played well tonight. We were without Kaitlyn Miller which made a big impact on our offense, but several girls stepped up to fill spots for us. El Dorado is a very strong team and we played with them to the very end.”

Mathis - Stockman - Happy 1st Anniversary Patrick and Megan


On October 22, 2011 Patrick Mathis and Megan Stockman were united in marriage at the Methodist Church in Adrian with Chris Snyder officiating. Parents of the couple are Bryce and Mary Beth Marksworth of Archie, David and Michelle Stockman of Lee’s Summit and Bruce and Kim Mathis of Archie.

The couple now reside in Archie.

Air Force Cadet to graduate from training


Air Force Airman Jason T. Robey will be graduating October 26, 2012 from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Robey completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and basic warfare principles and skills. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Charlotte Hirni to celebrate 90th birthday

The family of Charlotte (Siegismund) Hirni invite friends and family to join them for cake and punch on Sunday, November 4 at Nevada United Methodist Church, 500 S. College, from 2-4 p.m. Should you not be able to join us, you can send a card to Charlotte at 107 Country Club Drive, Nevada, MO 64772.

Prayer circle for Brice Eidson


The Ballard, Adrian and surrounding communities banded together to rally around 10-year old Brice Eidson, who was diagnosed last Friday with a rare form of leukemia. Eighty-five people gathered at the Ballard School to pray for Brice and his parents, Richie and Tina. Pastor Paul Burhart of the Adrian Christian Church led the prayer circle. Following the prayers, the sky turned orange when 125 orange balloons were released as a symbol of leukemia awareness. The slow breeze was blowing north, and the balloons made their way toward Children’s Mercy where Brice is receiving medical care.

Edward Carlisle Herrman 1935 - 2012

Edward Carlisle Herrman, age 77 of Springfield, Missouri formerly of Butler, Missouri departed this life Saturday, October. 20, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, after a lengthy illness. He was born June 11, 1935, in rural Bates County, Missouri, to Carl Adam and Mary Decker Herrman.

Memorial services were Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Nolan Carrier officiating and C.A. Moore and Edna White assisting. Inurnment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Bates County Museum of Pioneer History.

John Hartman Stubbart 1946 – 2012

John Hartman Stubbart, 66 years, 9 months, 8 days, of Adrian, Missouri, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian, officiated by Elder, Daniel Brown, Adrian Restoration Branch of Church of Jesus Christ. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian.

Billy Frank “Bill” Woodall 1932 - 2012

Dad was born in a club house in the east bottoms of Rich Hill on October 14,1932, the son of Jess and Sallie (Bear) Woodall. He lived his entire life in the Rich Hill area. He passed away October 17, 2012 in St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20, 2:00 p.m. at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Missouri. Bro. Bill Perkey officiated with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill.

Shirley Jean Zellmer 1929 - 2012

Shirley Jean Zellmer, age 83 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Medicalodge of Butler. She was born March 21, 1929 to Taylor and Edna Bays in LaCygne, Kansas.

Funeral services were Sunday, October 21 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions, Butler Public Library.

Clinton Elbert Wiskur 1934 - 2012

Clinton Elbert Wiskur of Archie, Missouri was born September 29, 1934 the son of Nicholas Edward and Anna Pearl (Lafferty) Wiskur. He departed this life on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Adrian Manor, Adrian, Missouri at the age of 78 years and 16 days.

Funeral services were 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with visitation from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Burial in Grant Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Dorothy Laurene Stice 1931 - 2012

Dorothy Laurene Stice, known to her family as Aunt Dottie, 81 of Harrisonville, MO went to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the 14th day of October, 2012. Dorothy had courageously battled a long and debilitating pulmonary disease. She was born January 19, 1931 in Schell City, MO the sixth child of Harvey and Rose Ella (Anderson) Prough. Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Harrisonville with Rev. David Noble officiating. Burial in Orient Cemetery. Visitation from 12:00-1:00 Wedneday at the Church.

John “Katfish” Guffey, Jr. 1971 - 2012

John “Katfish” Guffey, Jr, 40, of Garden City, MO passed away October 13, 2012 at his home. Funeral services were 12:00 (noon) Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Atkinson Chapel, Archie, MO. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO. Memorials may be made to the John Edgar Guffey, Jr. Memorial Fund in care of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

Richard Allen Everett 1932 - 2012

Richard Allen Everett, age 80 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, October16, 2012 in Butler. He was born February 20, 1932 to Buford Allen and Cora Drysdale Everett in Butler.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Heartland Hospice or Happy Hill Church of God.

Robert Franklin “Bob” Douty 1949 - 2012

Robert Franklin “Bob” Douty, age 62 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, October 13, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born December 5, 1949 to Dale Gene and Betty Ruth Smith Douty in Butler.

Funeral services were Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ken Plaster officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Juvenile Diabetes.

Adrian Child Development Class organizes Red Ribbon Week


Adrian R-III High School students in Mrs. Carr’s Child Development class have been busy planning and organizing Red Ribbon Week activities.

Marching Blackhawks compete at UCM


The Adrian Marching Band traveled to the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg last weekend for music contest. They took 4th place in Class 2A. In the marching category, the Blackhawks finished 2nd in Class 2A and 4th Overall in all of the classes.

The Marching Blackhawks have proven to be a strong band with a tremendous amount of talent. They are led by a dedicated director who has full confidence in her hard-working students. Band Director Julie Newsome said, “I was really proud of the students. They worked hard all season.”

Give the Gift of Life


The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Adrian Tuesday, November 6 from 1-6 p.m. All types of blood are needed and greatly appreciated by those people in need. You may never meet these people and again it could be one of your family or a close friend or neighbor. All in all, a good reason to show up on Tuesday, November 6 and donate a pint of your blood.

You only have to be 17 years of age, feeling well that day and weigh at least 110 lbs. Most medicines are acceptable today. Eat good meals, rich in iron, and drink plenty of fluids.

Blackhawks win over Sherwood 21-14



The Adrian Blackhawks hosted the Sherwood Marksmen last Friday at the Adrian Athletic Complex. The fans that showed up to watch these two teams were treated to a very entertaining game that ended with a 21-14 victory for Adrian.

Lady Blackhawks end conference play


Tuesday, October 9 the Adrian Lady Blackhawks volleyball team traveled to Rich Hill for conference action. Adrian came away with a win, 25-18, 13-25, 25-17. Coach Robards commented, “This was an important win for us. After suffering 3 injuries in 2 weeks, our spirits were pretty low. We brought up 4 JV girls to help us fill positions and they did a great job for us.”

Adrian goes 1 and 2 in Conference Tournament


Saturday, October 13 was the WEMO Conference Tournament which was held in Archie. Adrian went into the tournament seeded 7th. Their first game of the day was against #2 seed Osceola. The Lady Blackhawks fell in two, 24-26, 12-25. The win against Rich Hill put the Lady Blackhawks in the consolation game against Appleton City. Adrian was defeated in two, 20-25, 16-25.

Coach Robards commented on the tournament, “The girls played well today. We are still adjusting to new positions and new players but overall I was very pleased with how we played.”

The Voice of the Adrian Blackhawks retires


Bob Disselhoff has been the voice of the Adrian Blackhawks for 31 years. He dedicated his Friday nights for more than three decades to announcing for Blackhawks football.

The game last Friday night at the Adrian Athletic Complex marks Bob’s final season as the beloved announcer. Adrian Secondary Principal and former Athletic Director Don Lile said: “Bob does a great job and we could always count on him. He will be greatly missed as the voice of the Blackhawks.”

Fire Prevention Week


On Friday, October 12, the Adrian Fire Department spoke to Adrian Elementary students about fire safety and what to do in case of a fire during Fire Prevention Week. Pictured, second graders listen attentively to Fire Chief Gary Dizney as Assistant Fire Chief Brian Dizney demonstrates.

“Dr. Seuss is on the Loose”


The Adrian R-III Title I program hosted a “Dr. Seuss is on the Loose” Night for students in kindergarten, first and second grades. The 128 kids in attendance played games, made crafts and munched on snacks. The highlight of the evening was storytime. The kids gathered in a circle around Jean Meyer, Elementary Principal, as she read to them with plenty of expression and enthusiasm.

The Title I Program will host a reading night for students in third, fourth and fifth grades in the spring.

Adrian Elks hosts monthly Teen Dance


The Adrian Elks Lodge held their monthly Teen Dance on October 13th at 7:00 pm.  This month there was a halloween costume contest and first place was awarded to the Basketball Star (Jenna Shipley); second place was awarded to the Pop Star (Morgan Reid), and Third Place was awarded to the Joker (Dylan Smith).

The Teen Dances are held the second Saturday of each month from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Others also refer to it as Parent’s Night Out even though parents are more than welcome to attend and make it a family event.

John E. Brewer

John E. Brewer age 69, of Kansas City KS, master electrician and owner of Brewer’s Electric, died Monday, October 8, 2012. Public services were held at 2 pm Saturday, October 13th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 14285 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS.

Evelyn Maxine Prough 1925 - 2012

Evelyn Maxine Prough, known to many as “Aunt Sis”, 87, Adrian, Missouri, went to be with her Lord on October 8, 2012 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri, after a long illness.

Services were held Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Adrian with Rev. Mike Bergman officiating. Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City, Missouri. Contributions may be made in Evelyn’s memory to the Adrian School scholarship fund and may be left at the Adrian Bank or Atkinson Funeral Home.

Kids Day at Frontier Village


Last Tuesday, 265 students toured Frontier Village at the Adrian City Park.  A record number of vendors (22) were on hand to tell and/or demonstrate how life in Adrian once was. Pictured right, Peggy Buhr talks about years gone by. 

From the old buildings on the vintage Main Street in Frontier Village to the corn shelling demonstration to watching a blacksmith to sharpening knives (pictured far right) and getting an ice cream cone at the Ice Cream Parlor, Kids Day 2012 proved to be an educational field trip for students. 

Adrian students give back


Amidst the groggy fall morning, tribes in Adrian Middle and High Schools fulfilled their commitment to help others on Community Service Day on October 5, 2012. They completed 25 projects, some of which includes: helping senior citizens, preschoolers and people with disabilities, painting, cleaning up Main Street and other areas in town, landscaping at the school, the Adrian City Park, Adrian City Hall and around town, various projects at the Athletic Complex.

Pink Out 2012


Pink filled the Adrian gym during “Pink Out 2012” last Tuesday. Pink Out 2012 is a philanthropic effort that the Adrian varsity volleyball team put together to support breast cancer and other types of cancer. From t-shirts to posters, volleyballs, shoe strings, hair, etc., pink was widespread as a show of support for breast cancer.

Blackhawks fall out of the WEMO conference tie for first place



The Adrian Blackhawks traveled to Osceola to take on the Indians in a pivotal conference game leading into district action.  Adrian entered the ballgame missing a starting running back and having a leader on the defensive side hobbled by an injured ankle taped up allowing him to play.  They left on the short end of a 20-0 rout. 

Lady Blackhawks defeated in four consecutive games


The Lady Blackhawks took on the Osceola Indians and the Drexel Bobcats last week in volleyball conference play. On Tuesday, October 2, the Blackhawks fell short of two victories against Osceola. The first game ended with a 10 point loss and a final score of 25-15. The second game also ended in a loss, 25-16.

Lady Blackhawks softball loses to Archie; Falls to Sherwood in first round of districts

The Adrian Lady Blackhawks traveled to Archie Monday, October 1 for their last regular season game. They were defeated 14 to 0.

Wednesday, October 3 was the first round of District play held at Lamar. Adrian took on the Sherwood Lady Marksmen. After 10 innings of play Adrian fell to Sherwood 3 to 5.

35th anniversary


Seven charter members celebrated their 35th anniversary of being sisters in Beta Sigma Phi. The 13 members of the Beta Pi chapter gathered at the home of Kay Irvin for a special dinner meeting. The Adrian Chapter was chartered in October 1977 with 14 members. Karen Edmiston was the first president. This service based sorority has now grown to 4 chapters and 59 members in Adrian.

Pictured, front - Kay Irvin and Carolyn Yoss. Back - Darlene Greenwell, Thelma Six, Karen Edmiston, Bev Grimsley, and Judy Ball.

(submitted photo)

Senior Night for Volleyball


The Adrian Lady Blackhawks honored four senior players last Thursday night, October 4. Recognized were, left to right: Brittany Williams, daughter of Steve and Terri Williams; Sarah Jacobs, daughter of Brent and Shari Jacobs; Darian Pittman, daughter of Troy and Cathy Pittman and Shannon Chulufas, daughter of Donnie and Janelle Chulufas.

Jr. High volleyball takes second


Saturday, October 6 the Adrian junior high volleyball team traveled to Rich Hill to participate in the WEMO Conference volleyball tournament. The team went into the tournament seeded third, but came home with a 2nd place finish. Their overall record is 9-3-1, and their conference record is 7-3.

Pictured are: Front row - Remi Pittman, Payton Ritter, Kerigan Wimsatt. 2nd row - Marissa Markel, Sheldon Tallman, Lauren Shipley. Back row - Brenna Adkins, Anna Walley, Bailey Reed, Ally Jennings, Paige Wimsatt.

Doris Jane Harper 1945 - 2012

Doris Jane Harper, age 67 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Medicalodge of Butler. She was born May 8, 1945 to Rollie Bracket and Letha Delean Adams Vermillion in Butler.

Graveside services were Friday, October 5, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Eldon Allen officiating.

Jesse Paul Douty 1976 - 2012

Jesse Paul Douty, age 36 of Hebron, North Dakota, formerly of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Mandaree, North Dakota. He was born January 12, 1976 to Robert Franklin and Brenda Shirlene Berry Douty in Butler.

Funeral services were Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions, Ronald McDonald House.

Mary Margaret Pettry 1938 - 2012

Mary Margret Pettry of Adrian Missouri passed away on September 28, 2012 at Adrian Manor Nursing Facility in Adrian, MO. Mary was born in Kansas City, KS. on September 20, 1938 to Ina and Earl Roberts. The family will be holding a private ceremony to remember her.

Diane Jody Leis 1955 - 2012

Diane Jody Leis, age 57of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at her home in Butler. She was born March 1, 1955 to Bobby Joe and Norma Jean Leemasters Tindle in Aurora, Illinois.

Funeral services were Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri. Cremation to follow services.

Thomas Jack Arnold 1938 - 2012

Thomas Jack Arnold, age 74 of Claycomo, Missouri died Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Claycomo. He was born April 6, 1938 to Harry and Mary Louetta Arfman Arnold in Butler, Missouri.

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Evangelist Bill McLaughlin officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri.

2012 Adrian Homecoming


After Homecoming Week 2012 there is no doubt that Blackhawk Pride runs rampant through the halls of Adrian R-III and throughout the entire community. From float sites to the bonfire to the pep rally and the parade, that good old Blackhawk spirit shined brighter than ever. The Adrian Lions Club served hot dogs, chips and drinks to show community appreciation and Adrian Bank served tasty kettle corn.

2012 Adrian Homecoming, cont.


Adrian 4th Graders

Blackhawks Marching Band

Adrian FFA

Blackhawks Varsity Football Team

2012 Archie King and Queen


The Archie Whirlwinds crowned their 2012 Homecoming King and Queen during homecoming last Friday. The king, left, is senior Jimmy Blundell. The queen, right, is senior Reagan Lett.

Adrian Optimist Club presents awards, installs new officers


The 43rd Annual Awards Banquet and Installation of Officers was last Saturday, September 28, 2012. President Brandon Bunch introduced special guests in attendance, including Entertainer Bill Atterberry. Atterberry was an entertainer for 38 years at the Ozark Opry in Osage Beach. 

Blackhawks cap off Homecoming with 35-6 win over Bulldogs



The Adrian Blackhawks capped off homecoming with a lopsided 35-6 victory over the Appleton City Bulldogs.  Perfect weather provided the perfect atmosphere to wrap up an eventful week.

Lady Blackhawks volleyball action


The Adrian Lady Blackhawks volleyball team traveled to Miami for conference action last Tuesday, September 25. They defeated the Lady Eagles in two, 25-3, 25-8. Their overall record is 10-8 and they are 1-1 in conference play. Coach Robards said, “The girls did a great job of going in focused and ready to play. We were aggressive with our serves and offense. We looked really good tonight.”

Lady Blackhawks softball struggles in tournaments

The Adrian Lady Blackhawks were on the road Thursday, September 20 as they traveled to take on St. Mary’s where they won 18 to 0. Lesley Cox was the winning pitcher.

Saturday, September 22 the Lady Blackhawks participated in the Lamar Fall Classic which had been rescheduled from September 1. In their first game Lamar defeated the Lady Blackhawks 10 to 1. The losing pitcher was Lesley Cox.

In game two, Jasper defeated Adrian 10 to 1. Lesley Cox took the loss.

October is National 4-H Month


Right: I’m Blake Doody with the Altona 4-H Club. This was my 5th year in 4-H and it is lots of fun. I took several different projects, but my favorite was Shotgun. This year I was also the reporter for the County Council and got to meet several new people. 4-H is a great experience.

Middle: I have great fun doing things in 4-H! My favorite things to do in 4-H are making new friends and showing my horses, pigs and calves! --Clay Cumpton

Lions make donation


Lion Derek Pierce presents a $150 check to Laura Shipley of the Bates County Community Food Pantry.

Nona Belle Brewster 1926 – 2012


Nona Belle Brewster, 86, Butler, Missouri died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Sharon Cemetery in Drexel, Missouri officiated by Rev. Joe Crook, Austin Baptist Church, Archie, Missouri. Music by Linda Zellmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Shriner Hospital for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131.

Donna Gayle Brown 1948 - 2012

Donna Gayle Brown, 64, of Adrian, MO, formerly of Nevada, passed away at her home on Friday, September 28, 2012, following a lengthy illness. She was born on January 1, 1948, in Nevada, MO to Roy Robert Young and Helen Bernice Shumaker Young. She married Gary A. Brown on June 28, 1968, in Commerce, OK and he survives of the home.

Michael Lee Jones 1955 - 2012

Michael Lee Jones, age 57 of Amoret, Missouri died Sunday, September 23, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born April 1, 1955 to Arthur Lee and Fern Marie Taute Jones in Kansas City.

Memorial services were held Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Rev. Pat McGuire officiating. Contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Mary Carolyn Summers 1947 - 2012

Mary Carolyn Summers, age 65 of Adrian, Missouri died Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born June 29, 1947 to Norman Stanley and Margie Lou Bowman Jenkins in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Graveside services were 1 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Jenkins Cemetery in Cullison, Kansas with Pastor Tony Reynolds officiating. Contributions may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Kathy Jo Garnett 1957 - 2012

Kathy Jo Garnett, age 55 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, September 24, 2012 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born January 1, 1957 to Ernest “Pete” and Dorothy Hudson Shirk in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Funeral services were Friday, September 28, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Rev. Lynn Snapp officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Kathy Garnett Memorial or Family.