James Gregory “Jimmy” Wells 1963 - 2014

James Gregory “Jimmy” Wells, age 51 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, September 7, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born May 24, 1963 to Clarence Edmond Wells Jr. and Patricia Ann Scarvers in Inglewood, California.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Evangelist Bill McLaughlin officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions may be made to the Sickle Cell Foundation.

Richard León Lawrence 1943 - 2014

Richard Leon Lawrence, age 70 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, September 5, 2014 in Butler. He was born November 17, 1943 to Leonard Leon and Gladys Evelyn McCray Lawrence in Carmen, Oklahoma.

Richard’s wishes were to be cremated. Memorial service announced at a later date.

LaNell Appleberry 1932 - 2014

LaNell Appleberry, age 82 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born January 7, 1932 to Elmer and Dessa Tooley Fleming in Lebanon, Missouri. LaNell was raised by James Saul and Macy Loudermilk.

Funeral services Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Mark Harvey officiating and Dr. Terry Davis assisting. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to family.

September 11, 2001, we still remember it like it was yesterday!

September 11 Processional/Program in Adrian
Thursday, September 11

*Lineup for those participating in the procession is 5:30 pm.

*5:45 pm start at 1st & Clark Streets, beginning at Adrian Manor.

*6:00 pm procession will be in the Business District of Main Street.

*Program follows at the Adrian Optimist Building and should start between 6:45-7:00 pm.

*Refreshments will be served.

Adrian honors its own heroes


With the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America comes reflection of that horrific, tragic day in our nation’s history. The fear. The pain. The confusion. The uncertainty. The pride. The heroes. The overwhelming unity of Americans. So many people came together to help others, including emergency personnel such as firefighters, police officers, EMT’s and ambulance workers and more.

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