Eugene "Buzz" Davis, age 86 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Contributions to Heartland Hospice. Services were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler.
Dewaine Walters of Harrisonville, Missouri was born May 21, 1921 near Merwin, Missouri the son of James Herschell and Pauline Margaret (Houtz) Walters. He departed this life Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 27 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 10:30 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri.Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated.Interment was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery near Adrian, Missouri
"All of us here today want this to pass," said Bates County Presiding Commissioner Donna Gregory. Gregory made the comment at the end of a press conference held Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. in the courthouse. She was referring to the passing of the 1/2 cent sales tax proposal that will be on the April 3 ballot.
The state Little League wrestling began with a district tournament in Warrensburg and those qualifiers moved on to a regional tournament at Ray-Pec before the finals at University of Missouri in Columbia recently at the Hearnes Center. Out of the nine Adrian qualifiers, five wrestlers came home with medals. They were: Front row - Nathan Chamberlain, 2nd, 12 & under, 135 lbs. 2nd row - Brandt McMillan, 4th, 14 & under, 85 lbs.; Bobby McCarl, 4th, 14 & under, 115 lbs.; Caleb Shanks, 5th, 8 & under, 75 lbs.
The Adrian Lady Blackhawks opened their softball season Monday night as they hosted Lakeland. The Lady's earned their first season win on their home field.The Lady Blackhawks gave up just three more runs in the last two innings but took the game as they were able to score five more themselves. Adrian took the game, 12-9.The Lady Blackhawks will continue their season Tuesday April 3, 2007 as they travel to Archie to take on the Archie Whirlwinds. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.