Fires have been a regular occurrence among Butler’s landmarks through the years. We’ve seen a lot of once-prominent structures succumb to blazes during our six decades of observation.
This week’s city council started at its usual pace with approval of last week’s minutes and the approval of bills. There were five councilmen in attendance along with the City Clerk, Mayor, and City Administrator. There were no changes to the minutes. The Council moved right along to the unfinished business of reopening City Hall. City administrator West shared that they would like to reopen City Hall June 1st. They have been working on spacing and the proper equipment to be fully protected. They also have decided to post a sign to only allow five people in at a time. They’ve also been working to implement safety procedures due to the Covid-19 situation. There were several questions regarding the specifics of the safety procedures. The mayor admonished to put in a disclaimer that the date is subject to change.
Everything was a little different for the Butler Senior class of 2020 as they took part in its graduation ceremony. In years past ,the gymnasium would have been overflowing with friends and family as they watched the seniors graduation ceremony. This year’s ceremony was a little more intimate, with only very close family being to watch at a safe distance in the stands. What a memorable year to graduate! This ceremony was still such a beautiful ceremony as the seniors took their steps to go out on their own to college or whatever path awaits them! After the ceremony everyone celebrated together with a parade for the Seniors! Congratulations to the Butler Bears Class of 2020!
The family of LeRoy & Orvine Cook invite you to join us in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! On June 7th, 1970, LeRoy Cook & Orvine Campbell were married at Teay’s Chapel near Montrose, MO. The couple were blessed with three children: daughter Amy & husband Ethan; daughter Susie & husband Jeff; and son Will. They have also been blessed with four grandchildren: Joshua, Alex, Rachel, & Daniel. Instead of the big party this year, we are asking for a card shower. They are amazing & we love them, & we know we’re not the only ones; help us celebrate the happy couple! Cards can be mailed to 1445 NW State Rt. TT, Butler.
Wearing a face covering at Bates County Memorial Hospital and Family Care Clinics will most likely be a requirement for all who enter our facilities for an extended period of time to promote the best infection control practices for COVID-19. While the hospital’s supply at present is sufficient, the community’s help is very much appreciated.