John H. Gwin 1928 - 2014

John H. Gwin, age 85 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born May 9, 1928 to John Wesley and Alvena Henrietta Maddy Gwin in Amsterdam, Missouri.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Dr. Terry Davis officiating. Interment in West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam, Missouri. Contributions to Butler First Baptist Church.

Competes at Regional Contest


Adrian Freshman Maddie Moore represented Adrian High School at the Optimist Regional Oratorical Contest on Sunday, April 5 at Lakeland School. Twelve contestants competed in this contest. Maddie finished strong in the Regional round of competition after advancing from the Optimist Club level in Adrian and the Zone level in Clinton.

Engaged to Wed...Cockrell - Young


Mike and Sandy Cockrell of Rogers, Arkansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sara to Collin Young.

Sara is the granddaughter of Bob and Pauline Cockrell, of Monticello, Arkansas, John and Mary Mahurin, of Star City, Arkansas and the late Joan Mahurin.
Collin is the son of Kim Young of Adrian and David and Mary Young of Clinton. Collin is the grandson of Clyde “Dub” and Bonnie Gutshall of Adrian and Moe and Vonna Young of Clinton.

A Sept. 27, 2014 wedding is planned in Kansas City.

Fabulous fashions of the Victorian Age



The 6th Annual Ladies Spring Brunch at the Bates County Museum was held Saturday, April 5, featuring “Fabulous Fashions of the Victorian Age”.

New Arrival - Emmy Jane Ayler


Sara Ayler is excited to announce the arrival of her sister, Emmy Jane Ayler. Emmy was born February 27, 2014 at Research Hospital at 1:49 pm. Emmy weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 21 1/2” long.

Emmy’s parents are Bob Ayler and Tammy Camerer of Holden. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Dorothy Ayler of Garden City. Maternal grandparents are Don and Rita Camerer of Adrian.

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