• Weight Management Support Group at Bates County Memorial Hospital: “HUNGER SCALE AND MIND- FUL EATING” Tuesday, March 3, 2:00 - 3:00 pm and 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the BCMH Education Center. No reservations required - attending is free. For more information call 660-200-7007.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Taking a break from work on farms and ranches across the state, more than 550 young farmers and ranchers gathered for the annual Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference. The Feb. 7-9 event was held at the Lake of the Ozark’s Margaritaville Lake Resort. Young farmers from Bates County enjoyed a weekend away from farm chores to catch up with their peers from across the state and learn new things in the process.
Butler City Council started off as normal with approval of the minutes from February 4, 2020 and the minutes from the closed session. Approval of bills for the City of Butler was introduced. Council members Newkirk and Diehl had questions in regards to a purchase from the Water Plant. Councilwoman Liggins had questions regarding professional services billed to the city. And Councilman Hall was curious about an expense from the Sheriffs office. City Clerk Snead answered all questions. A motion to approve the bills was placed and the approval passed by all in attendance.
The Rich Hill R-IV Board of Education is proud to introduce Dr. Kevin Goddard as the incoming Rich Hill R-IV Superintendent.
On Wednesday, February 19th, the Pipestone System Farms opened up its facility to the public for tours of the brand new building. Pipestone is a franchise of 72 Unique Sow farms that total nearly 270,000 sows. Pipestone System farms are owned by individual family farmers. The farms are called Isowean Sow farms.