Imogene "Jean" Davis, age 81, of Lamar, passed away at 1:13 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2006, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11th at Milford Christian Church with burial in Howell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Milford Christian Church Building Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
The November 7 election brought out a huge number of voters. Amendment issues and several contested races spurred the public to exercise their right.In the county sheriff's race, Incumbent Doug Mullenix, Republican, was declared the winner over the Democrat candidate Gary Martin. In another county race with competition, Donna Gregory, Democrat, received the nod for the Bates County Presiding Commissioner. She was challenged by Republican Jim Wheatley. The county courthouse tower restoration received a thumbs down as voters soundly defeated the one-half cent sales tax.
Sunday afternoon, November 5, Adrian Fire and Rescue, the Bates County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol and other Bates and Cass County Law Enforcement and emergency personnel, including the LifeFlight helicopter worked together in a Mutual Aid response, to locate a small airplane that had reportedly gone down in an area west of Adrian. Searchers found the airplane in a farm field on the area of 11001 Road, about a mile south of Missouri Highway 18. Both parties aboard the aircraft were uninjured. Mechanical problems caused the unplanned set down.
Tuesday, October 31, Officer Doug Thacker took a report of a burglary and theft from 200 West Seventh Street Terrace. Approximately $8,000 to 9,000 in jewelry was stolen from the residence. Police Chief Charles Chapman asks that if anyone saw anything or anyone suspicous between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., near Seventh Terrace and Mulberry, to call the Adrian Police Department at 297-2121 or call 297-2106 and leave a message.
Two Lady Blackhawks were named to the WEMO All Conference volleyball team for 2006. They were, left to right: Ashley Hontz, 2nd team and Jennifer Underwood, honorable mention.